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Ethiopia   3 Books
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Italy & Abyssinia. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 53pp., 8 photos., map. Rome: Societa Edtritice di Novissima. [1936].  #58071
[HLMainPic] Rather uncommon Italian propagandist work in which she attempts to justify her colonial policy in Ethiopia via historical reference, recent events &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
BENUZZI (Felice) No Picnic on Mount Kenya. 4th Imp., 231pp., portrait frontis., col. plates, ep diagrams,. several small sketches in text. VG in dw. Kimber. 1952  #57954
[HLMainPic] Benuzzi was an officer of the Italian Colonial Service at Addis, & a keen mountaineer: incarcerated by the British at PoW Camp 354 in Kenya, he escaped with two others & scaled 17,000 ft. Mount Kenya, to relieve the tedium of camp life, before returning, breaking back in & giving themselves up to the camp commandant. Their only map was an artist's impression on the side of an Oxo tin. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
BERKELEY (G.F-H.) The Campaign of Adowa & The Rise of Menelik. 1st Ed., xiv+403pp., 2 fldg. maps & 4 plans. Constable. 1902  #57707
[HLMainPic] Richly detailed & standard contemporary account of the Italo-Ethiopian War of 1896 (Italian-Abyssinian & Italian-Dervish campaigns) & the Ethiopian victory at Adowa. The author, George Fitz-Hardinge Berkeley, an Anglo-Irishman, was a prominent cricketer in his day; served in the Worcestershire Regiment 1898-1901 (& as a musketry instructor during the First World War); was a member of the Irish Bar & a strong supporter of Irish Home Rule. Orig. red cloth, somewhat dampstained, about VG & scarce, inscribed by the author "For Uncle Harry with best wishes, and very many thanks for assistance. FRom the Author Nov. 14 1902." See illustration on our website.   £65

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