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VOYAGE TO ABYSSINIA AND TRAVELS INTO THE INTERIOR OF THAT COUNTRY, EXECUTED UNDER THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, IN THE YEARS 1809 AND 1810; in which are included, An Account of the Portuguese Settlements on the East Coast of Africa, visited in the course of the voyage; A Concise Narrative of Late Events in Arabia Felix; and Some Particulars respecting the Aboriginal African Tribes, extending from Mosambique to the borders of Egypt; together with Vocabularies of their respective languages
London: F. C. and J. Rivington, 1814. First edition and with the errata leaf. 37 maps, charts, views, etc., including two vignettes and a very large, multi-folding hand-coloured map of Abyssinia. Large 4to, contemporary diced russia, gilt decorated with double fillet lines and roll tooled borders on the covers, raised bands with gilt decorations to the compartments of the spine, gilt edged boards and turnovers, marbled endleaves, all edges marbled. xii, 506, lxxv index pp. Rare in contemporary binding unrestored, the hinges are cracking and could be refurbished quite well, cords generally sound, a few unobtrusive ex libris markings quite small in nature at the prelims, plates and charts and maps in nice condition, the text crisp and clean and sound. Salt was sent by the British government to Abyssinia to present gifts to the king, report on the state of the country, and cultivate relations with the tribes along the Red Sea coast.
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