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ALVARES, Francisco. Historia de las Cosas de Etiopia, en la qual se Cuenta muy copiosamente, el estado y potécia del Emperador della, (que es el que muchos an pesado ser el Preste Juan)... Antwerp, Juan Steelsius, 1557.

Rare first Spanish language edition of one of the earliest detailed reports on Ethiopia available to Europeans: “incomparably more detailed than any earlier account of Ethiopia that has survived, it is also a very important source for Ethiopian history, for it was written just before the country was devastated by the Moslem Somali and pagan Galla invasions of the second quarter of the 16th century.” -- Hakluyt Society I., p. 12.

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The First Historian of the Xarifes Dynastic Politics in 16th-Century Morocco

TORRES, Diego de. Relation de l'origine et succez des Cherifs et de l'Estat des Royaumes de Maroc, Fez, et Tarudant. Paris, Jean Camusat, 1636.

Rare first French edition (original Spanish 1585) of Diego de Torres history of north Africa, a detailed account of the on-going conflict between the Xarifes (the Saadian dynasty), the king of Fez, and the Turks, augmented with his own first-hand observations.

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