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AFRICAN WANDERINGS; Or Expedition from Sennaar to Taka, Basa, and Beni-Amer, With a Particular Glance at the Races of Bellad Sudan

Werne Ferdinand

Published by London Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1852, 1852
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First edition in English, translated from the German. Black and white frontispiece map of the region. 8vo, handsomely bound in later half dark navy calf over blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated with gilt bands. xi, 267, [2] ads, pp. A fine and fresh copy with only a touch of mellowing. RARE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. "In various respects, Mr. Werne’s ‘Feldzug’ is one of the most curious books of travel and adventure that, for a very long time, has appeared. It has three points of particular attraction and originality. In the first place, the author wanders in a region previously unexplored by Christian and educated travelers, and amongst tribes whose bare names have reached the ears of but a few Europeans. Secondly, he campaigns as officer in such an army as we can hardly realise in these days of high civilisation and strict military discipline, -- so wild, motley, and grotesque are its customs, composition, and equipment, --an army whose savage warriors, strange practices, and barbarous cruelties, make us fancy ourselves in presence of some fierce Moslem horde of the middle ages marching to the assault of Italy or Hungary. Thirdly, during his long sojourn in the camp, he had opportunities such as a few ordinary travelers enjoy, and of which he diligently profited, to study and note down the characteristics and social habits of many of the races of men that make up the heterogeneous population of the Ottoman Empire." The Translator. Bookseller Inventory # 21967

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Title: AFRICAN WANDERINGS; Or Expedition from ...

Publisher: London Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1852

Publication Date: 1852

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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