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SA Auction #86 begins on 22 Oct 2020

US Auction #4 begins on 08 Oct 2020

Sir Samuel W. Baker


A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade organised by ISMAIL, Khedive of Egypt.

Published: Macmillan and Co., London, 1874

Edition: First edition

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2 Volumes. First edition.

From the private library of Sir W. G. Gordon Cumming., Bart.,_4th_Baronet

Armorial book-plate in each volume.

With maps, portraits, and upwards of fifty full-page illustrations

by Zwecker and Durand.

Half-leather over mottled boards. Raised bands and gilt title.

Gilt floral vignettes in spine compartments.

Marbled endpapers. Repairs to map seams. Light foxing.

Volume I.

viii, 447 pages.

Frontispiece portrait with tissue-guard.

Large fold-out colour map [repaired].

Full-page plates/illustrations.

Volume II.

viii, 588 pages.

Frontispiece portrait with tissue-guard.

Map of Albert N'yanza.

12 full-page plates/illustrations. 

In 1869 Samuel Baker was appointed to a four year term

as Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile basin.

It was hoped he could establish trade routes in the region,

open up navigation on the Great Lakes, establish the cultivation

of cotton and extinguish the slave trade. In his earlier exploits in Africa

he had witnessed first hand the horror and misery of that barbaric practice.

His remit allowed him ultimate power in his task to abolish slavery with the

ultimate authority to inflict death in his endeavors. There narrative includes

tales of hunting, ambushes and night attacks as they went about their

objective. Samuel Baker is considered one of the great explorers of his time.

Shipping weight of 3000g

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: very good
  • Overall Condition: very good
  • Size: 22.5 x 16 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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