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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Emile Jonveaux

Two Years in East Africa

Adventures in Abyssinia and Nubia with A Journey to the Sources of the Nile.

Published: T. Nelson and Sons, London, 1876

Edition: First edition

Reserve: $190


Estimate: $300-450

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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1 volume. Rebound in half-leather decorative bindings.

Original cover and spine bound in at front endpapers.

First English translation from the French original.

Half-leather over marbled boards.

Raised bands with gilt lines.

Morocco gilt titles + two gilt panel vignettes.

[xii], [2], 407 pages.

6 page publishers catalogue.

Full-page plates + in-text illustrations.

Two fold-out maps.

Jonveaux followed the course of the Nile into Abyssinia where he

witnessed the Abyssinian wars against the English, particularly the

Battle of Magdala.  Of sporting interest, he hunted elephant near the

Setit River, though his native guides were forced to use swords against

a bull when his rifle didn't bring it down [Czech, An Annotated

Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books, 1785-1950, p.87].

Recorded shipping weight 1000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 19 x 14.5 cm

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