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Book nr:10842
Author:ANNESLEY (GEORGE, Viscount Valentia)
Title:Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon and the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt
Town:London
Publisher:printed for William Miller, by W. Bulmer
Year:1809
Description:3 vol. in-4, xiv, 495 + iv, 520 + iii, 506 pp. (28,5 x 22 cm), half-titles, 69 engraved plates and maps (12 folding, many after Henry Salt), advertisement leaf for "24 Views..." at the end of volume 3, occasional dampstaining, one or two short repairs, modern half calf reusing early boards
Note:First edition. Valentia accompanied the British mission to Abyssinia, to secure a port on the Red Sea in order to consolidate British defenses, in case Napoleon should try to seize Egypt. Includes good descriptions of Lucknow, Benares, Seringapatam, Madras and Ceylon, and an overview of the inhabitants and history of the Abyssinian regions of Aksum and Adwa
Price:€1700
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