WADDINGTON, George; Rev. Barnard Hanbury.

Journal of a visit to some parts of Ethiopia.

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Journal of a visit to some parts of Ethiopia.

London, John Murray, 1822.

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Description

Waddington and Hanbury, both Cambridge fellows, decided to embark on an antiquarian tour of Egypt. They were received by the Governor, Mohammed Ali, who gave them permission to travel into Upper Egypt. Dressed as Turks and accompanied by an Irishman, James Curtin, two Maltese, and a setter dog named Anubis, they ascended the Nile as far as Meroe. Whilst there they encountered the American traveller George English, and at Wadi Haifa met the French mineralogist Frederic Cailliaud, both of whom were described in offensive terms by Waddington who had little time for Westerners who appeared to have “turned native.”

Description

First edition. 4to., vi, 333pp., 16 lithographed plates, one folding, 2 engraved folding maps, light spotting to plates, contemporary (original ?) green ribbed cloth gilt, neat repairs to spine extremities, an excellent copy.

Provenance: Glasgow University Library (armorial bookplate and withdrawn stamp).

Bibliography

Abbey Travel 289; Hilmy II, 134; Gay 2693.

 

Stock ID: 88232