First Footsteps in East Africa; Or, an Exploration of Harar.
By Richard F. Burton
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans.
To the Honourable James Grant Lumsden, Member of Council, Etc. Etc. Bombay.
I have ventured, my dear Lumsden, to address you in, and inscribe to you, these pages. Within your hospitable walls my project of African travel was matured, in the fond hope of submitting, on return, to your friendly criticism, the record of adventures in which you took so warm an interest. Dis aliter visum! Still I would prove that my thoughts are with you, and thus request you to accept with your wonted bonhommie this feeble token of a sincere good will.