The highlands of Aethiopia. W. Cornwallis Harris, Major.
The highlands of Aethiopia
The highlands of Aethiopia
The highlands of Aethiopia

The highlands of Aethiopia

London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844. Second and best edition with an added 50-page introduction; 3 volumes, 8vo, lxviii, 419, [1], 32 (ads); xii, 425, [1], [2] ads; xii, 432, 32 (ads); 3 lithograph frontispieces (2 tinted, 1 hand-colored), chromolithograph dedication leaf, 3 engraved vignette title pages, engraved folding map; nice copy in original blindstamped brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Abbey, Travel 290; Czech, Africa, p. 72: "Harris and several other British officers and diplomats were sent to open trade relations with the then virtually unknown Kingdom of Shoa. The journey through the hinterland of the country is described in great detail, as are the cultures of the various cities that were visited. While this is truly an epic of travel and exploration, there are two sporting incidents of note with a huge buffalo bagged near the Casam River and elephants taken in Galla country." Item #52515

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