SCHUVER, Juan Maria. Juan Maria Schuver's Travels in North East Africa 1880-1883. Edited by Wendy James, Gerd Baumann and Douglas H. Johnson. London: The University Press, Cambridge for The Hakluyt Society, 1996.
8vo. Original blue cloth, upper board with Society's device in gilt and blind-ruled border, spine lettered in gilt, original dustwrapper; pp. cvii, [1 (blank)], 392, [4 (blank)]; frontispiece, illustrations, 7 full-page, maps, one full-page, 2 full-page and colour-printed; dustwrapper slightly rubbed at extremities and marked on lower panel, otherwise fine.
First edition. 2nd series, no. 184. Schuver's accounts of his travels in the Sudan, Ethiopia and around the Blue Nile, were first published in German by Petermann as Reisen im oberen Nilgebiet (Gotha: 1883), and this work was originally planned as an English translation of the German text. However, a search for materials by Schuver's descendants revealed the existence of a previously-unknown cache of Schuver's manuscripts in a concealed cupboard; this edition is based on Schuver's original English text, together with translations from other pieces originally written in French, German, or Dutch.