Erkameay pandkhtowt`iwn i Hapeshstan . . . [transliterated from Armenian]. Armenia, Timot’eos Sap’rich’ian, Saprichian i e., Timoteos.
Erkameay pandkhtowt`iwn i Hapeshstan . . . [transliterated from Armenian].
Erkameay pandkhtowt`iwn i Hapeshstan . . . [transliterated from Armenian].

Erkameay pandkhtowt`iwn i Hapeshstan . . . [transliterated from Armenian].

Herowsalem [i.e., Jerusalem]: I Tparani Arak`elakan At`oroy S. Hakovbeants`, 1871. First edition? 2 vols in 1 (as published), original pictorial blue wrappers bound into later black cloth, [16], 168, [4], 157, [3] pages. Inserted plate. Plate trimmed with just a little loss to the image along the fore-edge; some foxing, light soiling and wear; in very good condition. Item #17773

Also published at the same press, theh Typographie Arménienne du Couvent de Saint-Jacques in 1871 as Deux ans de sejour en Abyssinie. An interesting account of Saprichian’s two-year journey to Ethiopia in an attempt to reconcile the Ethopian emperor Téwodros II to British interests in the region, with much detail on the Ottomon presence in the Middle East and detail of Ethiopian village life and religious practice and culture. (Saprichichian has sharp criticism of Ethiopian Orthodox practice and belief.) For a detailed analysis of Saprichian’s account and the role of the Armenian communities in Ethiopia and some context of European imperialism, see James De Lorenzi, “Caught in the Storm of Progress: Timoteos Saprichian, Ethiopia, and the Modernity of Christianity.” Journal of World History. Vol. 19, No. 1 (Mar., 2008), pp. 89-114. With a later ownership signature (dated Jerusalem, 4/7/35) of a University of Illinois scholar to the front endpapers and again in Armenian script to the half-title.

Price: $125.00