Lot 391
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De Cosson, Emilius Albert

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  • De Cosson, Emilius Albert
  • The Cradle of the Blue Nile. A visit to the court of King John of Ethiopia. London: John Murray, 1877
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 8vo (202 x 125mm.), (vol.1) viii, [2], 306pp.; (vol.2) iv, [2], 318pp., 32pp. adverts dated September 1877, 2 frontispieces, 6 plates, folding map, original blue pictorial cloth gilt, dark blue endpapers, partly unopened, slipcase

Recounting a shooting expedition to Abyssinia, but with much local detail included. “De Cosson notes that he almost broke his arm trying to fire his Westley Richards express rifle with one hand while trying to ride down an antelope” (Czech).

Provenance

George Arthur Viner, armorial bookplate; Humphrey Winterton, book label, sale in these rooms, 26 May 2003, lot 206

Literature

Czech (Africa) p.47; Hilmy I, p.162
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