Extremely Rare Antique Books, 1790 1st Ed. James Bruce Africa Voyages of Ethiopia Egypt, 18th Century!!
Written in 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.
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