London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844. 8vo. 3 volumes: xvii, 428; xi, 430; xi, 436 pp. Illustrated, chromolithographic dedication leaf, lithograph frontispiece to each volume, two tinted, one colored, vignette on each title page, folding map; half-titles, publisher's catalogue at rear of volume one, dated "November, 1843." Original plum cloth (rubbed, faded, spines sunned); owner's embossed stamp on title pages, hinges professionally strengthened, but a solid copy. Item #48207
First edition. Czech: "Harris and several other British officers and diplomats were sent to open trade relations with the then virtually unknown Kingdom of Shoa. The journey through the hinterland of the country is described in great detail, as are the cultures of the various cities that were visited. While this is truly an epic of travel and exploration, there are two sporting incidents of note with a huge buffalo bagged near the Casam River and elephant taken in Galla country."