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INVENTORY #113151

Wanderings Among the Falashas in Abyssinia; Together with a Description of the Country and its Various Inhabitants. Illustrated by a Map and Twenty Engravings of Scenes and Persons, Taken on the Spot

STERN, Rev. Henry A.

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Henry Aaron Stern (1820 - 1885) was a Jewish-born Anglican missionary who preached to Jews in Abyssinia. At first King Tewodros II of Ethiopia welcomed him, but, after various slights by Lord John Russell of the British Foreign Office and others, the king's attitude to the British changed. Stern was summoned to appear before the king in October 1863, after which Stern was beaten and imprisoned along with his assistant and two government representatives. Stern's situation was made more difficult by the fact that the king considered some the material in this book insulting, such as the statement that the king's mother was a kosso vendor. These circumstances led to the 1868 British Expedition to Abyssinia, one of the most expensive rescue missions in history.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Wertheim, MacIntosh, and Hunt
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1862
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    viii, 322 p. 22 cm. Fold-out map, 8 full-page tinted engravings, and 12 b&w in-text illustrations. Bound in half leather with marbled boards, endpapers and text block edges. Repairs to spine ends and corners. Bookplate on front pastedown. Foxing to first and last pages and three brown streaks on title page. May have been tissue guard, now missing, over frontispiece.

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