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1853 Mansfield Parkyns Life In Abyssinia 2 Vol Set 1st Ed Illustrated Map Africa For Sale

1853 Mansfield Parkyns Life In Abyssinia 2 Vol Set 1st Ed Illustrated Map Africa

1853, Mansfield Parkyns, Life in Abyssinia, Illustrated First Edition 2 Volume Set, Africa

Parkyns, Mansfield. Life in Abyssinia: Being Notes Collected During Three Years’ Residence and Travels in that Country. In Two Volumes, with Map and Illustrations. London: John Murray, 1853. Two volume set, octavos, gilt decorated blue cloth, xv+ 425 pages + fold-out map + 10 plates & 9 in text illustrations + 432 pages + 7 plates + 3 in text illustrations. First Edition.

Mansfield Parkyns (1823-1894) was an English traveler who is perhaps best known for his three year sojourn in Abyssinia. The DNB informs us thus: “…he left Cairo on a journey of exploration into the remotest parts of Abyssinia. Without any definite projects, he remained among the Abyssinians over three years, enjoying unique facilities for observing the life of the people, to whom his strength, sang-froid, and ready compliance with all the customs of the country greatly commended him.” Now offered for your consideration is Parkyn’s historic 1853 two volume First Edition recollection of his experiences: Life in Abyssinia: Being Notes Collected During Three Years’ Residence and Travels in that Country.

Condition notes: Good/As Is. These two volumes, each measuring 9 inches by 5 ½ inches, are bound in gilt decorated blue cloth. The joints are cracked, with both boards of volume one detached, as well as the title page and frontis. The plate listed at page 161 in the first volume is the frontis in the second volume and the plate listed at page 385 in the first volume is the frontis of the first volume . The overall tenor of the text, maps and illustrations in this 1853 two volume Life in Abyssinia is Good+, making this an ideal reference for the working scholar or historian interested in reading the First Edition of Parkyns’ extraordinary time in Ethiopia.


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