SALT (HENRY) A Voyage to Abyssinia, and Travels into the Interior of That Country, Executed Under the Orders of the British Government, in the Years 1809 and 1810, FIRST EDITION, 1814

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SALT (HENRY) A Voyage to Abyssinia, and Travels into the Interior of That Country, Executed Under the Orders of the British Government, in the Years 1809 and 1810, FIRST EDITION, 1814

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SALT (HENRY)
A Voyage to Abyssinia, and Travels into the Interior of That Country, Executed Under the Orders of the British Government, in the Years 1809 and 1810... a Concise Narrative of Late Events in Arabia Felix, first edition, 34 engraved plates, charts and maps (5 folding, general map hand-coloured, with plate 34 on plate 12 as issued), 2 engraved vignettes, without half-title, German institutional stamp on blank margin of title, internally very clean, untrimmed in modern green morocco, spine gilt with red morocco lettering label [Blackmer 1479; Gay 184; Hilmy II, p.208], 4to, F.C. and Rivington, 1814

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  • Henry Salt's account of the official mission to establish contact with the King of Abyssinia. The appendices include "Vocabularies of the dialects spoken by different tribes of the natives inhabiting the Coast of Africa, from Mosambique to the borders of Egypt"; "A short account of a voyage made into Ethiopia, by Father Remedio of Bohemia"; "... a concise view of the animals indigenous to Abyssinia"; "List of new and rare plants, collected in Abyssinia during the years 1805 and 1810".
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