1853 Mansfield Parkyns Life In Abyssinia 2 Vol Set 1st Ed Illustrated Map Africa For Sale
1853, Mansfield Parkyns, Life in Abyssinia, Illustrated First Edition 2 Volume Set, Africa
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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