An Enquiry into M. Antoine d'Abbadie's Journey to Kaffa, in the Years 1843 and 1844, to discover the Source of the Nile.

Beke (Charles T.)

An Enquiry into M. Antoine d'Abbadie's Journey to Kaffa, in the Years 1843 and 1844, to discover the Source of the Nile.

Description: FIRST EDITION, folding map, 2 figures in the text, errata slip, presentation inscription on title-page, several marginal markings and annotations, faintly toned at fore-margin through initial gatherings, pp. iv, 56, 8vo, publisher's printed wrappers, slightly soiled, backstrip with a few short tears with slight loss at head and foot, good

Publication Details: James Madden, 1850

Notes: Inscription on the title-page to the balloonist, founder of the Meteorological Society, and co-founder of the Aeronautical Society: 'James Glaisher Esq/ from the author'. Beke's discoveries in Abyssinia, his mapping of the Nile Valley, and efforts to annotate local languages, were considerable, and resulted in extensive international recognition. He took great exception, to the point of challenging the author's veracity, to the French/Irish explorer, Antoine d'Abbadie's account of his travels in Kaffa. His account, in fact, was not completely erroneous but totally wrong in his contention that ...more

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Price: £1,200

Subject: Travel & Topography

Published Date: 1850

Stock Number: 61546

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