Lot 21
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Baker, Samuel White

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400 - 600 GBP
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Description

  • The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and Explorations of the Nile Sources. London: Macmillan and Co., 1866
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 8vo, 2 maps (one folding), 15 plates, one coloured, clipped SIGNATURES OF BAKER AND HIS WIFE mounted at foot of frontispiece, original pictorial green cloth, terracotta endpapers, tear to maps

Literature

Czech (Africa) p.10; Hilmy I p.50

Catalogue Note

"An oft-reprinted work describing the great explorer's discovery of Lake Albert as the source of the White Nile. As with all of Baker's books, there is considerable big game adventure. Near the River Sobat, he hunted buffalo and lost a member of his party to one. In Latooka country, he hunted elephant, which, in turn, pursued him" (Czech).
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