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Baker, Sir Samuel"
The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile and Explorations of the Nile Sources."
London, Macmillan & Co. 1867, 2-nd Ed. Pictorial Cloth, 8vo -. Book, 2 Vols. Vol. I- Xxx-371 Vol. Ii-X-372 pp. Uncut. Original pictorial, green cloth with gilt lettering/design. Engraved double portrait, frontispice to Vol. I Large folding map loosely inserted, and a smaller map to Vol. 1.1 fine, tinted lithographed frontispice to Vol.Ii. 13 full pp. plates and 20 text ills. The great adventurer, Samuel Baker, who after various adventures in Ceylon and the area around the Black Sea, went to Africa and embarked on this great expedition, to discover the source of the Nile. Having met Speke and Grant and exchanging valuable information with them, he eventually discovered the third great Nile lake, the Albert N'Yanza, but only after most of his men had deserted, and he had been forced to rely on the help of the slave trader Ibrahim and the capricious local ruler, Kamrasi. One of the great travel narratives here in a fine copy of the 2-Nd. Edition in the fine original cloth!!. Fine/No Jacket."
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