A phrase in Arabic script, Identified beneath by a Victorian collector: ‘Autograph of Capt. Rd. Burton, the great Arabian Traveller, now H.B.C. at Trieste’ and dated. As yet untranslated, 3 x 5 inches, in good condition, tipped on to part of a Victorian album leaf. 7 October 1876. Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890), explorer and orientalist.