Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile. James Bruce, C. F. Beckingham.

Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile

Edinburgh: University Press, 1964. First Thus. Hardcover. by James Bruce. 281 pp, large foldout map in rear. Profuse ill. An abridged version of Bruce's monumental Travels originally published in 1790. Beckingham has done a superb job of editing the work to eliminate a lot of the weary preliminaries in order to concentrate on the more adventurous, zestful, romantic part of the travels. This book was truly one of the most entertainng travel books written and this edited version makes it more so for the modern reader who perhaps cannot afford time or money for an original edition. Former owner has written their name neatly (and small) on title page. Still it is near fine in like dj. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #3023

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