FORBES, Rosita. From Red Sea to Blue Nile. Abyssinian Adventures. London, Cassell and Company, 1925.
8vo. Publisher's original light green cloth, image of palm trees to upper cover, lettered in gilt to spine, in original dust-wrapper; pp. xii, 368; numerous photographic illustrations, one folding map; very light fraying to wrappers, minimally spotted in places, a very good copy in the impressive wrappers.
First edition. 'This is not a book on Abyssinia. It is the record of three months on muleback, the story of what happened to Mr. Harold Jones, cinema operator, and myself during an eleven-hundred-mile trek through mountains and forests, rivers and deserts, in search of photographic material. It is a tale of adventures, serious and frivolous, of what we saw and heard and did between the Red Sea and the Blue Nile, but it is only an impression of Abyssinia as she appeared from tent and saddle' (Foreword). The journey began at Asmara, led south via Axum and Gondar, then to Lalibela and along the Blue Nile to Addis Ababa and Harar.