Éthiopie Méridionale. Journal de mon Voyage aux Pays Amhara, Oromo et
Éthiopie Méridionale. Journal de mon Voyage aux Pays Amhara, Oromo et

BORELLI, Jules. Éthiopie Méridionale. Journal de mon Voyage aux Pays Amhara, Oromo et Sidama. Septembre 1885 à Novembre 1888.

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with a little help from rimbaud.

BORELLI, Jules. Éthiopie Méridionale. Journal de mon Voyage aux Pays Amhara, Oromo et Sidama. Septembre 1885 à Novembre 1888. Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, 1890.

4to. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt; pp. 520, [2], 13 plates, 7 double-page maps (one coloured) numerous wood-engravings in the text, several of which full-page; extremities a little worn, occasional brown-spotting, a good copy; provenance: contemporary armorial bookplate François Borelli in lower outer corner of title.
First edition. A fine scientific and ethnographic travel report on Southern Ethiopia. Jules Borelli encountered the Europe-weary former poet Rimbaud, with whom he stayed in the 'forbidden' city of Harar in 1887. They both exchanged letters, and Rimbaud, who was a friend of Haile Selassie's father, was helpful in providing the explorer with contacts and topographical information.

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