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BURTON, RICHARD F.
The Nile basin. Part I. Showing Tanganyika to be Ptolemy's western lake reservoir. A memoir read before the Royal Geographical Society, November 14, 1864. With prefatory remarks Part II. Captain Speke's Discovery of the source of the Nile. A review. By James M'Queen
Tinsley Bros, London, 1864. First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], iv, [5]-195, [1], 4 (ads); 3 maps; contemporary half green morocco over marbled boards, unlettered spine; scuffed and rubbed; good and sound. Part I, which constitutes Burton's portion, contains 2 maps and terminates on p. 65. Penzer, p. 74: "Good copies are scarce." Casada 49: This two-part work also included James McQueen's scathing attack of John Speke through a lengthy review of the latter's Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile . The work, which exudes venom, was the heart of Burton's frontal attack on Speke's geographical theories." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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