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    Tinted Lithographs of Ethiopia

    William Cornwallis Harris. Illustrations of the Highlands of Æthiopia. London: Dickinson and Son, [1844].

    Folio. Mounted lithograph frontispiece portrait of Harris, chromolithographic dedication plate to the Queen, and twenty-six tinted lithograph plates, after drawings by Harris and Martin Bernatz. Descriptive pages of text facing the plates, and separated with tissue guards.

    Original embossed cloth over boards. Gilt lettering to top board. Backstrip missing. Boards detached and contents disbound. Light foxing to several of the plates. Some chipping to edges of some pages. Plate 20 has a five inch closed tear repaired on verso with white tape. Overall, a very good copy, with text and plates clean and intact.

    This companion to Harris' The Highlands of Æthiopia (the three volume work which appeared the same year) was released in two variants, the edition with tinted and colored plates (as listed in Abbey), and this edition, with the plates tinted, yet otherwise uncolored. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

    Abbey, 291.

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