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Travels to discover the source of the Nile : in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773 : in five volumes

Author: James Bruce; J Ruthven; G. G. J. and J. Robinson (Paternoster-Row, London, England),
Publisher: Edinburgh : Printed by J. Ruthven, for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-row, London, MDCCXC [1790]
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Bruce, James, 1730-1794.
Travels to discover the source of the Nile.
Edinburgh, Printed by J. Ruthven, for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, London, 1790
(OCoLC)602203364
Online version:
Bruce, James, 1730-1794.
Travels to discover the source of the Nile.
Edinburgh, Printed by J. Ruthven, for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, London, 1790
(OCoLC)608170108
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Bruce; J Ruthven; G. G. J. and J. Robinson (Paternoster-Row, London, England),
OCLC Number: 236884
Notes: Vol. 1: [12], lxxxiii, [2], 400, [8], 401-535, [1] p., [8] leaves of plates ; v. 2: [4], viii, 718 p. ; v. 3: [4], viii, 759, [1] p., [4] leaves of plates ; v. 4: [2], viii, 695, [1] p., [3] leaves of plates ; v. 5: [2], xiv, 230, [12] p., [46] leaves of plates (3 folded).
Engraved title vignettes; engraved head-piece in v. 1.
Includes errata (v. 5, p. [10] at end).
Bound in full calf, red and green leather labels on spine, stamped in gold.
Description: 5 v., [61] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., maps, plans ; 30 cm. (4to)
Contents: Bk. 1. The author's travels in Egypt. Voyage in the Red Sea, till his arrival at Masuah --
bk. 2. Account of the first ages of the Indian and African trade. The first peopling of Abyssinia and Atbara. Some conjectures concerning the origin of language there --
bk. 3. Annals of Abyssinia, translated from the original --
bk. 4. Annals of Abyssinia, translated from the original. Continuation of the annals --
bk. 5. Account of my journey from Masuah to Gondar. Transactions there. Manners and customs of the Abyssians --
bk. 6. First attempt to discover the source of the Nile frustrated. A successful journey thither, with a full account of every thing relating to that celebrated river --
bk. 7. Return from the source of the Nile to Gondar. Transactions there. Battle of Serbraxos, and its consequences. The author prepares to leave Abyssinia --
bk. 8. The author returns by Sennaar through Nubia and the Great Desert. Arrives at Alexandria, and after at Marseilles.
Other Titles: Select specimens of natural history, collected in Travels to discover the source of the Nile, in Egypt, Arabia, Abyssinia, and Nubia
Bruce's travels
Responsibility: by James Bruce of Kinnaird, Esq. F.R.S.

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