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1790 1ed James Bruce AFRICA Voyages of Ethiopia Egypt
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1790 1ed James Bruce AFRICA Voyages of Ethiopia Egypt Illustrated Hottentot 9v



First French edition of James Bruce’s expedition in Ethiopia!



James Bruce was an 18th-century Scottish voyager known primarily for his scientific discoveries in Ethiopia and Egypt. In 1768, Bruce set off from Alexandria into Ethiopia where he claimed to be the first European to find the source of the Nile River, unknowing that it had previously been found by Portuguese Jesuits.



This work includes descriptions of Ethiopian military and weapons, Abyssinian language and alphabet, Ancient Egyptian antiquities, frescoes, obelisks, and hieroglyphs, costumes and clothing, geography and topography of North Africa, and botanical findings.



This extremely rare set features the French translation of Jean-Henri Castera, as well as the story of Lieut. William Paterson living with the Hottentot people.



Item number: #9789

Price: $950



BRUCE, James



Voyage aux sources du Nil, en Nubie et en Abyssinie, entrepris pour découvrir les sources du Nil, pendant les années 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771 & 1772



Paris : Hotel de Thou, 1790-92.



Details:

Collation: Complete with all pages; 9 volumes

10 engraved plates

Wanting Vol. 5

Provenance: Bookplate – Odier-Chevrier.

Language: French

Binding: Leather; tight & secure

Size: ~8in X 5.25in (20cm x 13cm)



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1790 1ed James Bruce AFRICA Voyages of Ethiopia Egypt Illustrated Hottentot 9v



First French edition of James Bruce’s expedition in Ethiopia!



James Bruce was an 18th-century Scottish voyager known primarily for his scientific discoveries in Ethiopia and Egypt. In 1768, Bruce set off from Alexandria into Ethiopia where he claimed to be the first European to find the source of the Nile River, unknowing that it had previously been found by Portuguese Jesuits.



This work includes descriptions of Ethiopian military and weapons, Abyssinian language and alphabet, Ancient Egyptian antiquities, frescoes, obelisks, and hieroglyphs, costumes and clothing, geography and topography of North Africa, and botanical findings.



This extremely rare set features the French translation of Jean-Henri Castera, as well as the story of Lieut. William Paterson living with the Hottentot people.



Item number: #9789

Price: $950



BRUCE, James



Voyage aux sources du Nil, en Nubie et en Abyssinie, entrepris pour découvrir les sources du Nil, pendant les années 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771 & 1772



Paris : Hotel de Thou, 1790-92.



Details:

Collation: Complete with all pages; 9 volumes

10 engraved plates

Wanting Vol. 5

Provenance: Bookplate – Odier-Chevrier.

Language: French

Binding: Leather; tight & secure

Size: ~8in X 5.25in (20cm x 13cm)



Our Guarantee:

Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.

Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation!







9789

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