Life in Abyssinia [Two Volume Set] Being Notes Collected During Three Years' Residence and Travels in That Country.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1854. First American Edition. Hardcover. Boards with light rubbing to extremities. Light chipping to bottom spines. Former owner's name on title pages. Vol. 1: First few pages with slight discoloration to one corner. A bit of browning to frontispiece and title page initiated by the tissue guard. Very light foxing to last few pages. Vol. 2: Moderate foxing to first few pages and light foxing to last few pages. Front hinge has a bit of play. Else a very handsome copy. ; Mid-19th century adventures in Abyssinia, known today as Ethiopia. "Life in Abyssinia is one of the most literary and idiosyncratic of the nineteenth-century travel narratives of Africa. " Africa: Journal of the International African Institute. Vol. 59, No. 2, Social Stratification in Swahili Society (1989) , pp. 260-262 (3 pages). Dark green boards with blindstamped pattern. Gilt spine lettering and gilt pictorial design of an indigenous soldier on spine. 12 b&w illustrations. Rare, especially in this condition. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 350 ,355  pages. Very Good+.
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