67 1985 Baker S W
67 1985 Baker S W
67 1985 Baker S W
67/1985 Baker, S.W. The Albert Nyanza, great basin of the Nile and explorations of the Nile sources. London, Macmillan & Co., 1866, 1st ed., 2 parts in 1 vol., XXVI,509p., steelengr. frontisp. portrait, 2 (fold.) col. lithogr. maps, 1 tinted lithogr. plate, 13 woodengr. plates, contemp. blindst. cl. w. giltlettered spine.

- Bookblock broken. Nevertheless a fine copy.

= Kainbacher I, p.15; Howgego B10. Account of Samuel Baker's exploration of the source of the Nile, which led to the discovery of Lake Albert in 1863. The expedition was full of hardship. "A mutiny had to be quelled, the baggage animals died, forcing the baker to ride oxen, and food supplies dwindled, reducing them to eating grass. Fever often laid them low for weeks on end, their guides deceived them and hippopotami overturned their boats" (Howgego). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.

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