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Book Number 2762 
Author Alexander Murray 
Title Account of the Life and Writings of James Bruce, of Kinnaird, Esq. F.R.S. author of Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, & 1773. 
Date c. 1808 
Publisher Archibald Constable and Company 
Place of Publication Edinburgh 
Edition  
Volume Information  
Cover Contemporary ½ calf with marbled boards, spine in six compartments of raised bands, brown morocco label on two, all edges speckled red.  
Illustration With 22 plates, including the frontispiece, two folding maps, and 19 plates. The plates depict plants, animals, and such persons as “Kefta Abay, high priest of the Nile." The maps include the “Plan of two attempts to arrive at the Source of the Nile” and the “Map containing a chart to the Arabian Gulf with its Egyptian, Ethiopian, and Arabian Coasts from Suez to Bal El Mandeb”. 
Size 4to 
Condition Occasional mild browning on plates, otherwise a very good example, text is clean and crisp. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. frontis, title, blank, iii-xiii, blank, 1-504 
Reference  
Translation Info  
Notes First edition of this biography of the Scottish traveller James Bruce, by the classical scholar and linguist Alexander Murray. James Bruce travelled in North Africa and the Near East and his goal was to reach Ethiopia and find the springs which were said to be the source of the Nile. 
Price (US$) 2000  
Short Description Book Voyages General; Book Africa Egypt; Book Biography 
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