BRUCE (JAMES) Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773, 5 vol.; and another (6)
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BRUCE (JAMES) Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773, 5 vol.; and another (6)
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Lot Details
BRUCE (JAMES)
Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773, 5 vol., first edition, half-titles, engraved vignette on titles, 55 engraved plates, 3 engraved battle plans, 3 folding engraved maps, (one with tear repaired), 4 leaves of specimens of Ethiopian dialects [Blackmer 221; Gay 44; Hoskin p.29; Nissen ZBI 617], G.G.J, and J. Robinson, 1790--MURRAY (ALEXANDER) Account of the Life and Writings of James Bruce, engraved frontispiece, 19 plates and 2 folding maps, Archibald Constable, 1808, uniform contemporary calf, spine and one cover detached with some loss, 4to, Edinburgh (6)

Footnotes

  • James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794) was only the second European to visit the isolated mountain kingdom of Abyssinia since the 1630s. He spent five years in upper Egypt, Abyssinia, and exploring the Nile. The plates include maps, botanical and zoological specimens, antiquities, artifacts and plans of monuments.
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