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    The Highlands of Ethiopia by Harris, William Cornwallis

    Westmead: Gregg International, 1968. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 vols. frontises, folding map, xvii, 428, xi, 430, xi, 436p. Original faux leather. 19cm. Minor cover scuffing. No Jackets (as published). Reduced format reprint of the London first edition of 1844.


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    $250.00

    [Andand yaltyopya sa'aliwoc, acer yaheywat tarik] = Short Biographies of Some Ethiopian Artists by Tadesse, Taye

    Addis Ababa: Kuraz Publishing Agency, 1991. Revised edition. Paperback. Good. numerous black & white illustrations, 250p. Oblong (30 x 21cm.). Some general scuffing and wear. Title and text in Amharic and English. Consists of two parts: the first part (pages 1-64) was first published in 1984 and apparently revised for this edition; the second part (pages 65-250) was first published as part of this 1991 edition.


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    Prutky's Travels in Ethiopia and other Countries. by Arrowsmith-Brown, J. H. (transl. & ed.), Richard Pankhurst (ann.)

    The Haklyut Society, London 1991.. Oktav. Goldgepr. Org.-Ganzleinen mit Org.-SU. XXVIII, 546 S., mit Frontispiz. Umschlag schwach berieben, sonst einwandfrei. [=Hakluyt Society Second Series, vol. 174]. - ISBN 0904180301. - ENGLISH: Publisher's full gilt cloth with dustjacket, xxviii, 546 pp., with a frontispiece, dustjacket faintly rubbed, else fine copy.


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    Ricordo di Addis Abeba by [Ethiopia]

    n.p., 1930. Hardcover. Very Good. Accordion-style strip of 32 brown-toned captioned photos in a colorful thin card portfolio binding. 17cm. Undated but from the period of Italian occupation (1936-1941). Photos look like a strip of postcard photos although they are slightly larger (16 x 11cm.) than standard postcard-size. Captions in Italian. Front cover illustration is a rendering of the "Residenza del Vice Re." Back cover has an Ethiopian. We found no publication information. Slightly sway-backed. Cover scuffing, a few edge bumps, etc. Government buildings, churches, street scenes and a few unidentified individual Ethiopians. We have also had this with the photos green-toned.


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    Etiopia: la revolución desconocida by Valdés Vivó, Raúl

    Havana: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 1977. 147p., 5.5x7.5 inches, author bio, map, opening statement by Fidel Castro, footnotes, illustrated with photos, chronology of the revolution, text in Spanish, very good in illustrated wraps.


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    An Interesting Narrative of the Travels of James Bruce, Esq., into Abyssinia, to Discover the Source of the Nile. Abridged from the Original Work by Bruce, James, 1730-1794

    London: H. D. Symonds, 1800. 4th ed. Hardcover. Very Good. frontis (portrait), 5 plates, xi, 372p. Contemporary leather, recently rebacked in similarly colored leather. 18cm. Cover edges rather worn; cover darkened around edges. This popular abridgement was edited by Samuel Shaw.


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    Semâto (Fusilier de l'enderta), Ouelda Mikael (Lancier du tigré) by LEFEBVRE, Charlemagne Théophile

    Arthus Bertrand. Bayot. 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 image. Some unnoticeable stray marks and stains on the image. Charlemagne Théophile Lefebvre (1811-1860) was a French explorer whose 9-volume "Voyage en Abyssinie" was the first detailed scientific survey of Ethiopia. He compiled the work based on an expedition he made for the French government between 1839 and 1843 to the the principal towns of Ethiopia: Adwaz, Aksum, Adegrat, Chalaqot, Ankobar, Angolah and Gondar, as well as a number of villages, markets and monasteries. 3 volumes of plates depicting the botany, landscape, zoology, ethnography, and anthropology of the region and its people. This print is an interesting example from this rare work.


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    A Sporting Trip Through Abyssinia: A Narrative of a Nine Months' Journey From the Plains of the Hawash to the Snows of Simien with a Description of the Game, from Elephant to Ibex, and Notes on the Manners and Customs of the Natives by Powell-Cotton, P. H. G

    London: Rowland Ward, 1902. 1st ed. Hardcover. Fair. frontis, photos (mostly small although some are full-page) index, xxiii, 531, 12p. Original pink cloth. 23cm. Cover faded. Backstrip has some discolored areas or spots and is frayed at ends. Cloth splitting here and there along joints. Zebra endpapers present. Hinges reinforced with strips of cellophane tape. Contents sound although this copy lacks the folding map that is supposed to be in the cover pocket. No jacket.


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    Life in Abyssinia: Being Notes collected during three years' residence and travels in that country by PARKYNS, Mansfield

    London: John Murray, 1853.. First edition, two volumes, 8vo, (xvi), 425, (1); iv, 432, 16 advertisement pp. 18 plates and a folding map, plus a few illustrations in the text, Original blue cloth with gilt titled and vignettes to spines and upper covers, rather rubbed with faint wear to the foot of the spine of volume I. Parkyns spent 6 years immersing himself in Abyssinian culture, marrying and fathering a child there, before returning to England in 1849. This title "...was widely but rather poorly reviewed, being out of step with the contemporary heroic notions of exploration - as indeed were his travels themselves. But those closely interested in the region recognized the value of the book, which contained considerable amounts of new information..." (ODNB).


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    Into the Hidden Land by Shaw, Len

    London: Travel Book Club. 1970. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners. 176 pages . Book Club Edition. Hardback.


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    Cultural patterns in Ethiopia; revised edition by Lord, Edith

    Washington: Dept. of State Agency for International Development, 1963. x+171p., 8x10.5 inches, preface, foreword, introduction to spoken Amharic, bibliography, photo and map, very good in original pictorial wraps that used to have a binders tape spine, this tape now lacking.


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    Nubia and Abyssinia by ARROWSMITH, John

    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 as the description of Bertat as "Country mountainous & woody, inhabited by Pagan Negroes." Some information extends slightly outside the top border into the margin. The map is from Arrowsmith's "London Atlas of Universal Geography." It is in very good condition with no chips or tears. Paper is a bright white with some light off-setting. John Arrowsmith (1790-1873) was from a family of London based cartographers and publishers, and was a founding member of the Royal Geographical Society. His "London Atlas," known for its understated elegance, is considered one of the first truly "modern" atlases of the nineteenth century. This map is a fine example of Arrowsmith's work.


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    Rastafari Kunst aus Jamaika by Bender, Wolfgang; Mitherausgeber

    Berlin: printed by CON Literaturvertreib GmBH for Haus Kulturen der Welt, 1992. 144p., numerous vignette artists' portraits and site photography, coated paperstock thoughout with exhibit-quality reproductions of artwork (mostly in color). First edition 10.5x8 inch decorated cardstock wraps, mild edgewear to cover with a small price sticker. A very good copy. Find repros of paintings on various surfaces; murals; mosaics; sculptured panels; a woven architectural dwelling and interiors (by Bongo Sylly),


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    The Daily Telegraph Map of Abyssinia. In 6 Colours by [Folding Map]

    London: George Philip and Son for the Daily Telegraph, 1935. Paperback. Very Good. Folding map printed on a 57 x 43cm. sheet. Contained in a Printed brown folder (13 x 20cm.). Red lettering on front; some facts about Ethiopia printed in red inside front cover. We assume this was issued in 1935.


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    Famine in Ethiopia: policy implications of coping failure at national and household levels by Webb, Patrick, Joachim von Braun, and Yisehac Yohannes

    Washington: International Food Policy Research Institute, 1992. 167p., 7x10 inches, foreword, footnotes, illustrated with graphs and tables, appendix, bibliography, very good in original wraps. Research Report 92. Includes a chronology of droughts.


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    A Bibliography of Italian Colonisation in Africe with a Section on Abyssinia by Varley, Douglas H

    London: Royal Empire Society [and] Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1936. 1st ed. Paperback. Good. 92p. Later library card wrapper backed in black tape with title portion of original front cover mounted. 22 cm. Ex lib. (Univ. of Minnesota).


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    From Falasha to Freedom: an Ethiopian Jew's Journey to Jerusalem by Yilma, Shmuel

    Jerusalem: Gefen, 1996. 110p., paperback, very good.


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    Life in Abyssinia: Being Notes Collected during Three Years' Residence and Travels in that Country by Parkyns, Mansfield

    New York: D. Appleton, 1854. 1st Amer. ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 vols. frontises, illustrations, 350, 355p. plus (10)p. publisher's advertisements at end of Vol. I and (4)p. publisher's advertisements at end of Vol. II. Original dark green cloth. 21cm. Covers sound and clean with some moderate chipping at ends of backstrips. Foxing (mostly on frontises and title-pages).


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    Nubie by MANESSON-MALLET, Allain

    Paris: Denys Thierry, 1683. unbound. 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 is in good condition with minor aging. Text on verso with border. Allain Manesson-Mallet (1630-1706) advanced from his position of musket bearer under Louis XIV to eventually occupy the position of "maitre de mathematiques" to the French King. He was the author and engraver of "Description de L'Univers," a five-volume survey of the world that included maps of the ancient and modern world, star maps, illustrations of flora and fauna, and information on the customs, religion and government of the many nations included in the text. When it was published, the text was the largest and most comprehensive work of its type. Intended to entertain its readers, Mallet's "Description" was a time capsule of the 17th-century world that captured and displayed it in all of its splendor.


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    The Town of Dixan in Abyssinia by Salt, Henry, 1780-1827

    [London: William Miller, 1809. Very Good. Hand-colored aquatint print now in a modern frame under glass. Image size approximately 61 x 42cm. This is Plate No. XV from "Twenty-Four Views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, Abyssinia and Egypt" which was published in 1809.


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    Life in Abyssinia: Being Notes Collected during Three Years' Residence and Travels in that Country by Parkyns, Mansfield

    London: Frank Cass, 1966. Hardcover. Very Good. frontis, illustrations (in text), folding map, xxviii, 446p. Green cloth. 22cm. No Jacket. Reprint of the 1868 Second Edition.


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    Gizeh. Southern View of the Great Pyramids by BINION, Samuel Augustus

    Buffalo, NY: American Polytechnic Company, 1887. very good. 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, yet it is clear from the vast expanse of implied space between that the pyramids tower above them. This print is from a limited edition of Binion's "Ancient Egypt or Mizraim," Vol. II, considered a landmark of American chromolithography. This print image itself is in very good condition except for very minor foxing in the sky and discoloration at the right margin. The bottom left corner of the page has been torn off, but it does not interfere with the image. Samuel Augustus Binion (1853-1914) was a Polish author, traveler, and translator. With "Ancient Egypt," he sought to present Egyptian history, art, and architecture in a thorough manner. He intended the size of the work to be sumptuous enough to allow for the faithful depiction of buildings, ornamentation, hieroglyphics, and decorations in their original colors, yet still manageable for use in both private and public libraries.


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    The Future of Religious Studies in Ethiopia and Eritrea by Mellaku, Hailegebriel, editor

    [Addis Ababa], 1995. Paperback. Very Good. ix, 348p. plus (6)p. photos. 24cm. Wrapper has some purpling (probably color bleed from the illustration on the front cover). Ethiopian Review of Cultures. Special Issue, Vols. IV-V (1994-1995). Proceedings at a Symposium held in Addis Ababa at the Capuchin Franciscan Institute of Philosophy and Theology, February 14-19, 1994.


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    League of Nations, Dispute between Ethiopia and Italy: Communication from the Italian Government; Use of Dum-Dum bullets by the Ethiopian troops; protest by the Italian Government to the League of Nations, Geneva, March 19th, 1936

    Geneva: League of Nations, 1936. 24p., 8.25x13 inches, graphic photos of the wounded and murdered Italians, photos of the areas, very good document in stapled printed wraps. Series of League of Nations Publications: VII. Political, 1936 VII. 2. Protest of the use of outlawed ammunition by the Ethiopians (possibly Mussolini propaganda).


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