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Macmillan and Co. London. 1867. Second edition. Two volumes. 8vo. xxx, 371pp. Frontis port., folding coloured map, 7 further engraved plates, including the coloured map of the route, with unlisted 8th engraved plate "Skirmish with the Natives", text illus.; x, (1), 372pp. Colour litho frontis., 6 further engraved plates, text illus. Original decorative green cloth, gilt, v.sl. bumped to extremities. Occasional spotting. Short closed tear to map edge repaired. Short closed tear to rep Vol. II. "The discovery of the Albert Nyanza marked the pinnacle of Baker's career as an African explorer in so far as it helped to resolve the mystery of the source of the Nile. Soon after his return to England in 1865 he learned that he had been awarded the Royal Geographical Society's prestigious gold medal for his work in Africa." ODNB.
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- Paul Haynes Rare Books (GB)
- Bookseller Inventory #
- The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and explorations of the Nile Sources
- Baker, Sir Samuel W
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- Used - See item description
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- Macmillan & Co.
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- Travel, Exploration, Africa, Nile,
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- Travel and Exploration; Archaeology & Ancient History; Africa; Fine Bindings;
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