London: J. Arrowsmith, 1842. Map. Engraving with original hand-coloring. Image measures 20.5 x 23.25". This lovely map of Nubia and Abyssinia shows the upper Nile, Ethiopia, Sudan and the Yemen. Cities and towns are labeled, particularly as they occur along the region's rivers. Exploration and caravan routes are also included, attesting to the area's importance to trade in the mid-19th century. Annotations are scattered throughout the map and provide insight into contemporary knowledge of the terrain and its inhabitants, such...
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Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967. Map. 404pp. 8vo, gray cloth, d.w. with a small tear and lightly soiled. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967.
London: Macmillan, 1871. Illustrated with 25 black & white plates. 568pp. Very thick 8vo, rebound in plain green cloth with gilt- lettered spine. London: Macmillan and Co., 1871. Third edition. Near fine.
New York: Dial Press, 1968. Illus. 8vo, red cloth, d.w. slightly chipped and lightly rubbed. New York: Dial Press, (1968). Very good.
London: Faber & Faber, 1966. Illus., folding map. 8vo, black cloth, d.w. very lightly soiled. London: Faber and Faber, (1966). Very good.
New York: Abrams, 1990. Text by Graham Hancock. Illustrated with 328 excellent photographs, including 244 in color; 75 drawings. 320 pages. Folio, gray silk, d.w. New York: Abrams, (1990). First American edition. Ownership signature of noted artist Gene Moore, else a fine copy in a fine dust wrapper.
New York: Random House, 1999. illus. 434pp. 8vo, cloth, d.w. New York: Random House, (1999). Near Fine. Biography of Orde Wingate.
Buffalo, NY: American Polytechnic Company, 1887. Color lithograph. Image measures 12" x 18". Sheet measures 21" x 27 1/4". Plate XII. This color lithograph depicts the Ethiopian pyramids located on the western side of Mount Barkal. Published in 1887, the scene clearly demonstrates the vast difference in architectural style between these Ethiopian pyramids and their more famous Egyptian brethren, the former being taller, narrower, and steeper in slope than the latter. A hazy green sky floats above the small pyramids...
Buffalo, NY: American Polytechnic Company, 1887. Color lithograph. Image measures 12" x 18". Sheet measures 21" x 27 1/4". Plate IV. This beautiful color lithograph provides a southern view of the Great Pyramids in Gizeh. Published in 1887, the image situates the three largest monuments along the horizon line such that they divide the orange desert landscape from the hazy green sky. A gathering of three cloaked shepherds to the right of the composition echoes the pyramids' iconic triangular form...
New York: 1967. Illus. throughout with b/w photos. 8vo, cloth, d.w. New York, (1967).
Garden City: Doubleday, 1973. Illus. Tall 8vo, black cloth, d.w. chipped, lightly soiled, and lightly soiled, cloth spine rubbed. Garden City: Doubleday, 1973.
Cambridge: University Press, 1913. 118 pages, slim 8vo, green cloth. Cambridge: University Press, 1913. Near Fine.
Trenton: Red Sea, 1989. 375 pages, 8vo, red cloth, d.w. Trenton: Red Sea Press, (1989). First Edition. Presentation by the author on the fly-leaf.
New York: 1935. Frontis. 12mo, cloth with paper spine label (stain on rear cover). New York, 1935. very good.
Arthus Bertrand. Lithograph with hand-coloring. Image measures 11.5" x 13.75". This plate from Lefebvre's "Voyage en Abyssinie" features two figures against a yellow background showing the local costume of Abyssinie, now Ethiopia. The figure on the left wears traveling clothes and is carrying a rifle. The figure on the right is outfitted for battle with a spear and shield. The print is in good condition, with browning and tears limited generally to the margins where they do not affect the...
Paris: Denys Thierry, 1683. Miniature map. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 5 3/4" x 4". Sheet measures 8 1/4" x 5 1/2". This miniature map of northern Ethiopia is from the original French edition of Manesson-Mallet's "Description de L'Univers." The map shows the part of the Abyssinian Empire known as Nubia, which encompassed the region west of the Red Sea around the Nubia and Nile Rivers, below the Tropic of Cancer. Decorative title cartouche at upper right. The map...
London: Cadell, 1818. 464 pages, 8vo, full blind stamped brown calf, red leather spine label. London: T. Cadell, 1818. Third Edition. Very good (+).
New York: Reynal, 1959. Illustrated. 190 pages. 8vo, cloth, d.w. New York: Reynal, 1959.
London: 1970. Illustrated, some in color. 8vo, cloth, d.w. London, (1970). A very good (+) copy in a very good (+) dust wrapper. Travel to North Africa and Ethiopia.
London: Oxford University Press, 1960. Sparsely illustrated in black & white, including a folding map. 232pp. 8vo, cloth, slightly edge-worn d.w. London: Oxford University Press, (1960). Slight discoloration on front cover, still a very good(+) copy in a very good dust wrapper.
North Hollywood: Red Raven, 1997. Short introduction followed by 115 b/w photographs. 118pp. Slim square 4to, pictorial wrappers (just a bit edgeworn; small abrasion on title). North Hollywood: Red Raven Press, (1997). First edition. A near fine copy.
London: Duckworth, 1931. Frontispiece portrait of Haile Selassie. 8vo, dark, red cloth; shelf-worn and rubbed. London: Duckworth, (1931). A good- only copy of an uncommon, early title.