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1682 HISTORY of ETHIOPIA KINGDOM OF ABESSINIA ILLUSTRATED antique in ENGLISH
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A NEW HISTORY OF ETHIOPIA. BEING A FULL AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THE KINGDOM OF ABESSINIA,
Vulgarly, though erroneously called the Empire of Prester John.
I. An Account of the Nature, Quality, and Condition of the Country; and Inhabitants; their Mountains, Metals and Minerals; their Rivers (particularly of the source of the Nile and Niger;) their Birds, Beasts, amphibious Animals (as River Horse and Crocodile;) Serpents Etc.
II. Their political Government; the Genealogy and Succession of their Kings; a description of their Court,.
III. Their Ecclesiastical Affairs; their Conversion to the Christian Religion, and the Propagation thereof, their Sacred Writings.
IV. Their private Oeconomy, their Books and Learning, their common Names...
MADE ENGLISH, BY J.P. GENT.
Printed for Samuel Smith Bookseller, at the Prince's Arms in St. Paul's Church-yard,, London, 1682
by LUDOLF, Job
Folio: 8.5 by 13"
[8]-1/88-151/370-375/398 pp.; (two jumps in the pagination but text complete; foxing, upper margin of p. 3 and upper corner of p. 225 restored, upper margins of pp. 45 and 105 [i.e. 155] missing, margin of plate p. 60 repaired, genealogical table with repaired torn to fold).
First edition in English from the Latin ed. "Historia Aethiopica" (Frankfurt, 1681).
Illustrated with 9 engraved plates (7 folding), one showing the Ethiopic alphabet, and with an engraved genealogical table on double page.
Ref. Gay 2658. - ESTC R9778.
Prov. Jane Williams (manuscript entry and stamp).
Later three-quarter leather, mottled paper on covers, flat spine

Hiob or Job Ludolf (Latin: Iobus Ludolfus or Ludolphus; 15 June 1624 – 8 April 1704), also known as Job Leutholf, was a German orientalist, born at Erfurt. Edward Ullendorff rates Ludolf as having "the most illustrious name in Ethiopic scholarship".



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    ...
    A NEW HISTORY OF ETHIOPIA. BEING A FULL AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THE KINGDOM OF ABESSINIA,
    Vulgarly, though erroneously called the Empire of Prester John.
    I. An Account of the Nature, Quality, and Condition of the Country; and Inhabitants; their Mountains, Metals and Minerals; their Rivers (particularly of the source of the Nile and Niger;) their Birds, Beasts, amphibious Animals (as River Horse and Crocodile;) Serpents Etc.
    II. Their political Government; the Genealogy and Succession of their Kings; a description of their Court,.
    III. Their Ecclesiastical Affairs; their Conversion to the Christian Religion, and the Propagation thereof, their Sacred Writings.
    IV. Their private Oeconomy, their Books and Learning, their common Names...
    MADE ENGLISH, BY J.P. GENT.
    Printed for Samuel Smith Bookseller, at the Prince's Arms in St. Paul's Church-yard,, London, 1682
    by LUDOLF, Job
    Folio: 8.5 by 13"
    [8]-1/88-151/370-375/398 pp.; (two jumps in the pagination but text complete; foxing, upper margin of p. 3 and upper corner of p. 225 restored, upper margins of pp. 45 and 105 [i.e. 155] missing, margin of plate p. 60 repaired, genealogical table with repaired torn to fold).
    First edition in English from the Latin ed. "Historia Aethiopica" (Frankfurt, 1681).
    Illustrated with 9 engraved plates (7 folding), one showing the Ethiopic alphabet, and with an engraved genealogical table on double page.
    Ref. Gay 2658. - ESTC R9778.
    Prov. Jane Williams (manuscript entry and stamp).
    Later three-quarter leather, mottled paper on covers, flat spine

    Hiob or Job Ludolf (Latin: Iobus Ludolfus or Ludolphus; 15 June 1624 – 8 April 1704), also known as Job Leutholf, was a German orientalist, born at Erfurt. Edward Ullendorff rates Ludolf as having "the most illustrious name in Ethiopic scholarship".



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  • Location: This item ships from Pennsylvania

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