A History of Abyssinia.


This is an accurate and comprehensive account of the history of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) within a modern compass.Divided into 6 parts, it deals with the origins of Abyssinia, and it’s contact with the Roman Empire. The dark ages when the country was cut of from the rest of Christendom by the rise of Islam. The discovery of ” the kingdom of Prester John” by the Portuguese early in the 16th century, and the attempt of the Jesuits to convert the country to the Catholic faith,and a whole lot more.

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h/b in original boards, no d/w.A little on the grubby side.Some dulling to spine with some signs of rubbing. Size 8×5 pp 188 inc index, f/o map at the back, plates, book plate to front p/d, with signature to front e/p.Hinges strong, binding firm, text block clean throughout, a few spots of foxing and slight marks mainly to prelims.A nice little copy for it’s 70 years.


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