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Lot 129

Book, A Short Relation of the River Nile, 1673

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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"A Short Relation of the River Nile, of its Source and Current; of its Overflowing the Campagnia of Ægypt, till it runs into the Mediterranean; and of other curiosities. Written by an eye-witness who lived many years in the chief Kingdoms of the Abyssine Empire." 104 pgs. Second edition, 1673. London, Printed for John Martin, printer to the Royal Society at the Bell in St. Pauls Church yard. Blind stamp on the title and first few leaves. This book was translated by Sir Peter Wyche from an original manuscript of Jeronymo Lobo. It is the only work by Lobo to have been published during his lifetime. Original leather cover. 5.75"h x 3.5"w.


Some handwriting in pencil inside front cover, inside back cover and front cover page. Otherwise good original condition with normal signs of age and wear.

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