Travels of James Bruce, Esq. into Abyssinia, to discover the Source of the Nile, performed in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773

By: Bruce, James

Price: $60.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


Brown 1/4 calf, blue-gray paper covered boards, leather title label mounted on upper spine panel with the word "Voyages" in gilt, 7 gilt spine bands. 311 pp. Moderate shelf wear, rubbed with exposure along edges, leather showing some surface rubbing but still nicely intact. Binding firm. Vintage owner signature of G. W. C. Evans on front pastedown, otherwise unmarked. Unfortunately lacking main title, so we are unable to confirm publisher, edition, or year of issue, and we have been unable to match this copy based on pagination; printer indicated as R. Carr, Church-Alley on final page of text, thus indicating this edition to have been printed in Philadelphia, most likely in the first decade of the 19th century (Carr is listed as a printer at 19 and 10 Church Alley in the 1808 Philadelphia City Directory, and other of his printings located institutionally are dated 1803-10). Interior otherwise decently intact, with scattered foxing, generally light, ranging in a few places to moderate. This edition does not appear to have contained illustrations or maps.

Title: Travels of James Bruce, Esq. into Abyssinia, to discover the Source of the Nile, performed in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773

Author Name: Bruce, James

Categories: Exploration/Travel, Geography, Maps/Cartography, Egypt, Asia, India, Africa, Far East & Australia,

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, 1805

Binding: Quarter-Leather

Book Condition: Good

Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

Seller ID: 035780