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Sir Harry Johnston

The Nile Quest

A Record Of Exploration Of The Nile and It's Basin

Published: Alston Rivers, London, 1906

Edition: 1st

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London, Alston Rivers, 1st Edition, 1906. Near fine green cloth gilt with gilt design to front board. Gilt to spine. .Complete with illustrations from drawings and photographs by the Author and Others with large coloured fold out map of the Nile Basin still present. Firm binding with no hinge weakness and a nice clean copy internally.

This book is Johnston's wide-ranging history of Nile exploration, beginning with the Ancient Egyptians and the Greeks and continuing into the Victorian period. An interesting history of the River Nile, documenting the author's exploration of the river during his time in Africa. Looking at the river itself, and the people and cities along the river.

Sir Harry Johnston, was a British explorer. He wrote many works on Africa, and could speak many African languages. He was one of the key players in the 'Scramble for Africa', the colonisation of African territory by Western Europe.

  • Jacket Condition: N/A
  • Binding Condition: Near fine
  • Overall Condition: Near fine
  • Size: 8 Vo
  • Sold By: White Eagle Books
  • Contact Person: Andrew Saidi
  • Country: United Kingdom
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