WHITEWAY, R. S. (Translator). The Portuguese expedition to Abyssinia in 1541-1543, as narrated by Castanhoso, with some contemporary letters, the short account of Bermudez, and certain extracts from Correa. Translated and edited by R. S. Whiteway, Bengal Civil Service (Retired). Works issued by the Hakluyt Society; Second series, No. X. London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1902 8vo. cxxxii,296,4,24pp. 2 plates, coloured folding map in pocket, biblio., index.
The author’s copy with his signature to front endpaper and some marginalia and corrections in the text. Loosely inserted is a collection of six letters addressed to Whiteway with opinions on and suggestions for the book, dating from between 1903 and 1914. One ALS 5pp. from Donald Ferguson; two ALS from Edward Heawood; and two ALS and one TLS from C. H. Armbruster, H.B.M. Consul Gondar. From the collection of Humphrey Winterton with his bookplate, and from the library of Dr. Juel-Jensen with his Amharic bookplate, covers a little rubbed, hinges weak, some preliminary spotting, a very nice copy in the publisher’s light blue cloth.