London: Macmillan and Co., 1867. Item #03104
A Classic of Exploration and Big Game Hunting
BAKER, Sir Samuel W. The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia, and the Sword Hunters of the Hamram Arabs. London: Macmillan and Co., 1867.
First edition. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 9/16 inches; 221 x 141 mm.). xx11, , 596 pp. Portrait frontispiece, 24 illustrations on 23 plates, 2 colored maps (1 large folding).
Original dark blue cloth over boards, front cover pictorially stamped in gilt. Spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, brown coated endpapers. Two small bookplates on front paste-down. Some very light wear at spine extremities, otherwise near fine.
A classic of exploration and big game hunting. The discovery of the Albert N'Yanza, the origin of the Nile, was the most remarkable achievement of Baker's adventurous career. This present work complements his earlier book by giving a summary of the Nile system derived from Baker's year-long exploration of all Abyssinian tributaries of the Nile.
Hilmy 1, p. 50; Gay, 2578; Czech, p. 11.