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    A Voyage to Abyssinia With Complete Plates and Maps

    Henry Salt. 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. London: F.C. and J Rivington, 1814.

    First edition. Quarto. 506 pages. Twenty-seven engraved plates. Eight engraved maps and charts on seven leaves, including five folding, one of which is hand-colored. Lacking half-title page.

    Contemporary half leather with marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands and five compartments. Gilt-ruled and decorated, and leather spine label with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Boards are rubbed with wear to extremities. Pages show minor toning with light, scattered foxing throughout. Bookplate. A very good copy, seldom found this complete.

    Salt, a renowned archeologist and Egyptologist, was sent to Ethiopia in 1809 on a government assignment to establish trade and diplomatic links with the King of Abyssinia, Wolde Selassie. He chronicled this visit and published it upon his return to England as A Voyage to Abyssinia. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

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