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Sir Samuel W. Baker

Explorations of the Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia

The Sources, Supply, and Overflow of the Nile; The Country, People, Customs, etc. Interspersed with Many Highly Exciting Adventures of the Author, among Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Hippopotami, Rhinoceros, Antelopes, and other Great Game of the Country; Accompanied by Expert Native Sword Hunters. With Illustrations.

Published: O. D. Case & Co., Bartford, 1868

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition.

Publishers stippled boards with gilt title on spine.

Coloured endpapers.

[xx], 608 pages + frontispiece.

21 illustrations on 16 plates.

2 coloured maps [1 fold-out].

The frontispiece listed and the plate

on page 460 are switched.

A record of Baker's preliminary journey, in the course of

which he mastered Arabic and acquired the use  of 

astronomical instruments. The value of the observations

proving the Nile sediment to be due to the Abyssinian

tributaries was publicly recognized by Sir Roderick Murchison. 

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: very good
  • Overall Condition: very good
  • Size: 23 x 16 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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