Item #23253 Nubia and Abyssinia, Comprehending Their Civil History, Antiques, Arts, Religion, Literature, and Natural History. Rev. Michael Russell, LL D.
Nubia and Abyssinia, Comprehending Their Civil History, Antiques, Arts, Religion, Literature, and Natural History
Nubia and Abyssinia, Comprehending Their Civil History, Antiques, Arts, Religion, Literature, and Natural History

Nubia and Abyssinia, Comprehending Their Civil History, Antiques, Arts, Religion, Literature, and Natural History

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1844.

Hardcover. Good. Harper's Stereotype Edition, The Family Library No, 61. 6" x 4", 331 pp + 4-page publisher's catalogue, with illustrations, folding map. Bound in original brown pebbled cloth. Some rubbing and minor fraying to extremities, scattered foxing throughout, including to map, which is creased and has some chips. Ownership signature on half-title page. Russell writes in the preface that "There is no country in the world more interesting to the antiquary and scholar than that which was known to the ancients as 'Ethiopia above Egypt,' the Nubia and Abyssinia of the present day. It was universally regarded by the poets and philosophers of Greece as the cradle of those arts which at a later period covered the kingdon of the Pharaohs with so many wonderful monuments, as also of those religious rites. Includes chapters on the government, architectural monuments, religion, arts, culture, and natural history (including geology, zoology, and botany) of the region, with much information derived from correspondence with naturalists, explorers, and residents of the area. Ibrahim Hilmy II, 202General wear including some foxing to endapapers and edges; contents clean and sound. No dust jacket.

Item #23253

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