Adventures in Africa; During a Tour of Two Years Through That Country. Major William Cornwallis Harris.

Adventures in Africa; During a Tour of Two Years Through That Country

Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson.

Hardcover. Very Good. Undated, c. 1843. From the tenth London edition, revised and corrected. xii, 392 pp + [10] pp publisher's ads. Text printed in double columns. Quarter red leather over marbled boards. Leather scuffed, rubbed through at corners. Owner's signature dated 1850 on front free endpaper. Binding solid, minor foxing, else clean. Account of the British diplomatic mission, led by Harris, to establish relations with the ancient Christian kingdom of Shoa in the highlands of Ethiopia. They succeeded in negotiating a commercial treaty and also collected considerable scientific data during the journey. Harris was knighted for his services in 1844.

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