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Baker, Samuel White
THE ALBERT N'YANZA, GREAT BASIN OF THE NILE, AND EXPLORATIONS OF THE NILE SOURCES. LONDON: MACMILLAN AND CO., 1866
Estimate
7001,000
LOT SOLD. 750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
180

SOLD BY ORDER OF THE MARY ROXBURGHE TRUST

Baker, Samuel White
THE ALBERT N'YANZA, GREAT BASIN OF THE NILE, AND EXPLORATIONS OF THE NILE SOURCES. LONDON: MACMILLAN AND CO., 1866
Estimate
7001,000
LOT SOLD. 750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Baker, Samuel White
THE ALBERT N'YANZA, GREAT BASIN OF THE NILE, AND EXPLORATIONS OF THE NILE SOURCES. LONDON: MACMILLAN AND CO., 1866
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY inscribed to "the Lord Houghton from Samuel Baker" (see provenance), 2 volumes, 8vo (223 x 134mm.), 2 maps (one folding), 15 plates (1 coloured), original pictorial green cloth, folding map repaired with minor tears, rubbed and cockled
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Provenance

Richard Monckton Milnes, first Baron Houghton (1809-1885); his son Robert, Marquess of Crewe (1858-1945); his daughter Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe

Literature

Czech (Africa) p.10; Hilmy I p.50

Catalogue Note

Baker's fascinating account of his discovery of the last great source of the Nile, Speke and Grant having established Lake Victoria Nyanza as the source of the White Nile and Bruce discovering the source of the Blue Nile.

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