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67/2085 Petherick, J. and K.H.E. Travels in Central Africa, and Explorations of the Western Nile Tributaries. London, Tinsley Brothers, 1869, 1st ed., 2 vols., XX,331,(1); XIII,(3),271,(1),31(advert.),(1)p., 2 fold. lithogr. maps with routes indicated in red ink, 11 woodengr. plates, contemp. unif. giltlettered hcalf (bound by "Strubhard").

- Scattered stamps/ blindstamps ("The English Library - Algiers"), mostly in blank margins of text, but also on frontisp. and title-p. of both vols. (other plates not affected); shelf-no. in pen on both title-pages; occas. sl. foxed; one plate loose; map in vol. 1 sl. creased on fold. Darkened spot on both backstrips from former libr. ticket. "Bound by Strubhard May 1877" in contemp. pen and ink on both upper pastedowns.

= Hilmy II, p.111; Gay 2732; Henze IV, p.85ff. and Howgego II, P24. Welsh mining engineer who initially came to Egypt in 1845 to prospect for coal for the governor Mohammed Ali, but eventually earned his money as elephant hunter and ivory trader, and while travelling explored the area of the Bahr-el-Ghazal to the west of the Nile. "(...) In 1858 he acted as British vice-consul in Khartoum, and in the following year returned to England to raise funds for further trade. He brought with him a valuable map of the Upper Nile, which was widely consulted by John Hanning Speke prior to his second journey. By prior arrangement, Petherick returned via the Nile to Khartoum, where in 1862 he entertained Samuel Baker, then in February 1863 proceeded south to rendezvous with Speke, who was traveling northward, at Gondokoro. When Petherick and his wife arrived a few days late, despite having spent a year struggling overland, Speke condemned Petherick for having squandered the money he had been given by the Royal Geographic Society to provide support for his expedition and accused him of being more interested in elephant hunting and slave trading. As a result of Speke's accusations, Petherick was removed from his post as vice-consul and returned to England. Although Petherick retaliated with counter-argument, he never fully re-established his reputation." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIX.

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