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BURTON, ARABIAN NIGHTS ADVENTURER —Fairfax Downey—Scribner ($3).

"One of the greatest explorers the world has ever known, if not the greatest . . . one of the two, or possibly three, most proficient linguists of whom we have historical authentication. None could match his peculiar ability in disguising himself. In almost all his undertakings the odds were against him, and it was his lot to be robbed of most of the glory he earned." Capt. Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-90), most scholarly of adventurers, most swashbuckling of scholars, seems fated...

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