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Burton, Richard Francis and James MacQueen
THE NILE BASIN. PART I BY RICHARD BURTON … PART II BY JAMES MACQUEEN. LONDON: TINSLEY BROTHERS, 1864 
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Burton, Richard Francis and James MacQueen
THE NILE BASIN. PART I BY RICHARD BURTON … PART II BY JAMES MACQUEEN. LONDON: TINSLEY BROTHERS, 1864 
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Burton, Richard Francis and James MacQueen
THE NILE BASIN. PART I BY RICHARD BURTON … PART II BY JAMES MACQUEEN. LONDON: TINSLEY BROTHERS, 1864 
8vo. Three engraved maps including frontispiece; lacking advertisements at end. Original purple-brown cloth gilt, covers triple-ruled in blind, yellow endpapers; repair to tail of spine, some rubbing to head of spine resulting in fraying.
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Penzer 74-5

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FIRST EDITION. Burton and John Hanning Speke had gone in search of the source of the Nile in 1856; Burton, however, became ill, and only Speke ventured as far as Lake Victoria. Following this, Speke was chosen by the Royal Geographical Society to undertake an additional expedition in 1860-63, with his account published in 1863. Shortly thereafter, Burton issued this work, the second part of which reprints a biting review of Speke's narrative by James MacQueen. Burton and Speke were due to debate the the issue at the RGS in 1864, but Speke died in a shooting accident the day before the event.

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