The Late Travels Into the Remote Countries of the Abissins, or of Ethiopia Interior

The Late Travels Into the Remote Countries of the Abissins, or of Ethiopia Interior

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1670 edition. Excerpt: ...fells the leaves, and the Grapes he fays that he keeps them for the Wine in the Sacra merit, the leaves are good for many sorts of diseases, as Agues, Feavers, Consumptions &c. Many cures are said to have been effected by thfiniL but I thir/2 that the fancy of the fick hath rather cured them than the vertue of the leaf Of BtleguMzt THis Kingdom is more bar ren than the rest, the King doms of fungi Amr4, Bagamidri9 Ang$te3 Ttgrtmttbenydo sliut ic in on all sides 5 It is a plain Country, but full of sand, only on that fide where the River passeth is fruitful, the most considerable Towns are Dahrab, Shtthtaad Crochar, all three in sight of the C Un rent; there is nothing memorable in this Kingdom, but some places where the Inhabitants do pick up golden sand, which they refine and sell to the Merchants of Melinde that bring hither their Camels... This Country hath no Barley, nor Wheat, but instead of those grains they have Tfo Dagu&a, feed with which they make a bread very pleasant to the taste, i 3 but butmach more (wcet thin ours. It grows in any ground, the worst as well as the best, nature hath thus provided for all Countries and people a means to supply themselves by their industry, if they will make use of it. This Country is extream hot, and the most unfit for dwelling of any one that I have seen in the Territories of the Heguz, the beams of the Sun beat against the sandy ground, and meeting there with an obstinate resistance, they return back into the fade and uncovered part of the body 5 so that it is not possible to walk here abroad about noon by reason of the excessive heat, thereforc the inhabitants do keep themselves within their Houses from ten of the clocks until two. In the Houses that are all thatcht and supported with...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973232
  • 9781236973238