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Lot 437
BRUCE (JAMES) Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, 5 vol., 1790
£600 - 800
US$ 1,000 - 1,300
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Lot Details
BRUCE (JAMES)
Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, 5 vol., first edition, engraved vignette on titles, half-titles in volumes 3 and 4, 58 engraved plates (2 shaved at foremargin), 3 folding maps, tears without loss to 3 leaves of text, some dampstaining, bookplate of John Robinson, contemporary calf, rebacked with red and black morocco labels, one cover detached, worn [Blackmer 221; Gay 44; Hilmy I, p.91; Nissen ZBI 617], 4to, Edinburgh, G.G. and J. Robinson, 1790

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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