The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia, and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs.

  • Baker, Samuel W.
  • London: Macmillan and Co. 1867


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. [iii]-xxii, 596 + engraved frontispiece, 2 partly-coloured maps (one folding) and 23 engraved images on 22 plates. Half-title discarded. Later half green calf, green cloth boards, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, marbled edges and endpapers. A few light spots. Binding a bit rubbed at extremities. Bequest label of the New College Library to front pastedown.


A nice copy of this classic of big game hunting and African exploration. Sir Samuel White Baker (1821-1893) had explored the Nile in the first half of the 1860s and his discovery of the Albert Nyanza 'helped to resolve the mystery of the source of the Nile'; this is his second work drawing on that trip, with more focus on the hunting than the exploration.

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