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What led to the discovery of the source of the Nile.
Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1864,. lg. in-8vo, engraved frontispiece + X + 1 ll. (2 p.: half-title : Journal...Somali Land) + 372 p., + 1 double-page and 1 folding map, a very clean copy, engraved ex-libris 'James Early Smith' and a small legacy stamp on first fly 'C.A.W. Guggisberg', contemporary h.-leather, spine richly gilt.. First edition. An account of Speke's first journey to Central Africa as part of Burton's expedition, during which Speke claimed to have discovered the source of the Nile, a claim vigourously disputed by Burton, although time was to prove Speke correct. The book is in two parts, the first a journal of adventures in Somali-Land, the second a journal of a cruise on the Tanganyika Lake.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Hilmy II, p 255.
      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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