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Johnston, Sir Harry
The Uganda Protectorate. An attempt to give some description of the physical geography, botany, zoology, anthropology, languages and history of the territories under British protection in East Central Africa, between the Congo Free State and the Rift Valley between the First Degree of South Latitude and the Fifth Degree of North Latitude
Dodd, Mead & Company. London: Hutchinson & Co, New York, 1902. First American edition, from English sheets. Illustrated with 506 Illustrations from Drawings and Photographs by the Author and Others, 48 Full-Page Coloured Plates by the Author and 9 Maps by J. G. Bartholomew and the Author. 470 pp. 2 vols. 4to. Johnston (1858-1927), British explorer and colonial official. His early interest in the natural sciences was combined with his concern for the political problems of colonial Africa. He began his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa in 1882 and in 1883 encountered Henry Morton Stanley in the Congo Basin. In 1884 he made an expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro that uncovered valuable scientific data and strengthened Britain's political hold in East Africa. Johnston entered the foreign service in 1885; he served in colonial administrative positions in many parts of Africa and established a British protectorate over Nyasaland (present-day Malawi). After his retirement (1902) he continued his naturalist studies. He was knighted in 1896. Johnston went to Uganda in 1899 as a special commissioner to help with the civil uprising. He was successful. Red cloth, stamped in gilt, t.e.g. About fine. Bookplate of Russell Aitken Illustrated with 506 Illustrations from Drawings and Photographs by the Author and Others, 48 Full-Page Coloured Plates by the Author and 9 Maps by J. G. Bartholomew and the Author. 470 pp. 2 vols. 4to First American edition, from English sheets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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