Description: Bruce, James. Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile.
Edinburgh: Printed by J. Ruthven for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1790, FIRST EDITION, 5 volumes, 4to (288 x 230mm.), 55 engraved plates, 3 large folding maps, 3 engraved battle plans with accompanying text, 4 leaves of Ethiopian dialects, nineteenth-century half calf gilt, marbled boards, decorations to edges of text blocks, [Blackmer 221; Hilmy I, p.91], [Charles Cottrell Dormer, bookplates], ink annotations,
lacking half-titles and last 2 leaves in volume 5, a few repairs and tears, occasional minor marginal loss, some plates trimmed affecting imprint, occasional restoration to bindings, lightly rubbed
Murray, Alexander. Account of the Life and Writings of James Bruce.
Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay, 1808, FIRST EDITION, 4to (288 x 230mm.), 2 folding maps, 20 engraved plates, contemporary mottled calf gilt,
occasional browning, minor spotting and worming, rebacked retaining original spine, corners repaired, lightly rubbed (6)
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