Publications of the Princeton Expedition to Abyssinia (4 volumes in 5).
8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Vol.I: Tales, Customs, Names and Dirges of the Tigre-Tribes; Text in Tigre (xvii. 288pp). - Vol.II: Tales, Customs, Names and Dirges of the Tigre-Tribes; English Translation (x. 344pp). - Vol.III: Songs of the Tigre-Tribes; Text in Tigre (xxiv. 542pp). - Vol.IV A: Songs of the Tigre-Tribes: German Translation and Commentary (x.). - Vol.IV B: Songs of the Ad-Temaryam, Ad-Hebtes (Habab), Ad-Takles and smaller Tribes: German Translation and Commentary (1098pp Vol.IV A & B). Condition: Vol.I's back strip has 1 1/2" chip missing but present inside enpaper. Vol.II,III and IV B's head of spine chipped. Vol.I and Vol.2 hinges starting to weaken. Spine sunned. Some scuffing to front and back covers. Some age wearing. Fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Decorated endpapersand with bookplate of previous owner. Vol.II is illustrated with full page b/w photographs. Complete set in overall good condition.
Edition: First edition
Book ID: 11290