Correspondence respecting Mr. Portal's Mission to Abyssinia.
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[C. - 5431] Folio. Ink library stamp to the upper wrap, some browning, otherwise very good stitched as issued. iv, 52pp. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, HMSO, July,
"On 17 Oct. 1887 Portal was ordered to attempt a reconciliation between the king of Abyssinia and the Italian government. On 21 Oct. he left for Massowah. To succeed in such a mission was almost impossible, but he made every effort, and showed rare judgment and coolness in travelling through a disturbed country. He returned on 31 Dec., without effecting his purpose, but with a considerably enhanced reputation." [DNB]
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