Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Abyssinia:Through the Lion-Land to the Court of the Lion of Judah. Herbert Vivian.
Abyssinia:Through the Lion-Land to the Court of the Lion of Judah
Abyssinia:Through the Lion-Land to the Court of the Lion of Judah
Abyssinia:Through the Lion-Land to the Court of the Lion of Judah

Abyssinia:Through the Lion-Land to the Court of the Lion of Judah

New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1901. Ex-Library First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xvi, 342pp., 16 plates, 2 folding maps. Bound in light brown three-quarter leather over marbled boards with gilt ruling on cover, gilt-stamped vignette, lettering and ruling on spine; raised bands. Gilt top edge. Marbled endpapers. "The Queen of Sheba made a long journey to visit Solomon, wisest of kings. To-day whoso is wise will wish to explore the land of her descendant, Menelik, King of the Kings of Ethiopia, Conquering Lion of Judah. Tourists have exhausted the interest of modern lands; they have penetrated the fringe of countries, like Turkey and Morocco, where the Middle Ages still survive; but it has not yet occurred to them to go a step further back, and observe for themselves how men lived and thought forty centuries ago... How differently would Pompeii convince us if it had been preserved with all the ancient buildings unimpaired and the populace still pursuing their daily avocations. That is the way in which Ethiopia brings home to us daily life of Bible kings and patriarchs. We are not left to grope among ruins, but we rub shoulders every hour with men and women whose manners and thoughts, cares and pleasures have remained practically unaltered by the lapse of time." (Vivian). In-depth treatise of Abyssinia in eleven chapters. Illustrated throughout with magnificent in-text and sixteen full-page b/w photographs and two folding maps at rear. Appendices of Itinerary and description of outfit at rear. Typical library markings, barcode, sticker, library plates, and stamps. Binding with very light wear along edges. Binding and interior in overall very good+ condition. vg+. Item #45170

Price: $150.00

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