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Lot 29: * BRUCE, James (1730-1794). Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in the Years 1768...1773. [Appendix]: Select Specimens of Natural History collected... Edinburgh: G. G. J. & J. Robinson, 1790.

5 volumes, 4to (294 x 227 mm). 55 engraved plates, 3 engraved folding plans, 3 engraved folding maps, 4 leaves of Ethiopian dialects; half-titles. Red half morocco, contemporary marbled boards (recased, expertly restored at corners, rebacked preserving portions of original spine). Provenance: Kensington Libraries (armorial bookplate).

FIRST EDITION. Bruce of Kinnaird had studied Arabic and... read more
  

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Date:
15 Mar 10:00
Location:
United States, Chicago