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Baker, Samuel W.

Ismailia (Signed)

A narrative of the expedition to Central Africa for the suppression of the slave trade organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt, with maps and upwards of fifty full page illustrations by Zwecker and Durand in two volumes

Published: Macmillan and Co, London, 1874

Edition: First

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In 1869 Samual 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.

Volume 1.viii, 448 & 55 pp publisher's catalogue at rear with frontispiece portrait, 23 plates/illustrations and large fold-out colour map. Volume 2. viii, 588 pp with frontispiece portrait, 30 illustrations (including map of Albert N'yanza. 

Original publishers green pictorial cover with gilt caravan scene. Gilt title and motif on spine. Vol. I has been rebacked while Vol. II has been recased. New end papers in both volumes. Sporadic mild foxing in both volumes. 

With author's signature pasted down onto new endpapers probably from old prelims. 

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 23x16
  • Sold By: Africana Books
  • Contact Person: Stefan Blank
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Trade Associations: Member of SABDA

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