• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 177

    SALT, Henry (1780-1827). A Voyage to Abyssinia and Travels into the Interior of that Country... in the Years 1809 and 1810. In which are included, an Account of the Portuguese Settlements on the East Coast of Africa. London: F.C. and J. Rivington, 1814.

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    SALT, Henry (1780-1827). A Voyage to Abyssinia and Travels into the Interior of that Country... in the Years 1809 and 1810. In which are included, an Account of the Portuguese Settlements on the East Coast of Africa. London: F.C. and J. Rivington, 1814.

    4o (311 x 241 mm). Half-title. 2 engraved vignettes, 34 engraved plates and maps (5 folding, the map of Abyssinia fully colored by hand). (Some scattered light spotting.) Later calf.

    FIRST EDITION. Salt went to Abyssinia in 1809 to establish contact with the King of Abyssinia on behalf of the British government. His account includes a lengthy glossary of local languages. Blackmer 1479.


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