Stone Talk

Scope and Content

"Stone Talk [Greek word: LITHOPHONEMA]: being some of the marvellous sayings of a petral portion of Fleet Street, London, to one Dr Polyglott, PH.D". by Frank Baker, D.O.N. [“Richard Burton” in pencil underneath]. In verse.- A bitter satire on London social life. (London: Robert Hardwicke. 1865.) Inscription facing title page in Burton’s handwriting: “Justin H. McCarthy - with the best wishes of the author [Arabic: Hajji Abdullah].” Violet cloth binding.