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Samuel W Baker
Ismalia A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt
London, Macmillan and Co, 1874. First edition. Cloth. London: Macmillan and Co, 1874. First edition. Cloth. Good. 9" by 6". None. The first edition of this very scarce personal account of the expedition to the equatorial regions of the Nile, with their mission being the suppression of the slave trade. The 1869 expedition was led by the author of this work, Samuel Baker, at the request of his friend Isma'il Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan. This military expedition was intended to create a commercial relationship. They started in Cairo with 1700 Egyptian troops, and the Khedive gave Baker the rank of pasha and major-general in the Ottoman army. This work outlines their journey, experiences and logistics. To the introductory chapter, Baker notes 'This enterprise is the practical result of my original explorations, in which I had been an eye-witness to the horrors of the slave trade, which I determined, if possible, to suppress.' 'As a duty to the Khedive, and in justice to myself, I shall describe the principal incidents as they occurred throughout the expedition. The civilized world will be judge and jury: if their verdict be favourable, I shall have my reward.' Complete in two volumes. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, Percy Livingstone Dickson. The bookplate is by Sidney Hunt. Percy Livingstone Dickson was the Curate of Selston from 1924-5. Following this, he held office as the head master of St Ives Grammar School, Huntingdonshire 1927-8. Volume I is illustrated with, a frontispiece, a large folding map of the route, and a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]

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