The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs. Samuel W. Baker.

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

London: Macmillan and Co., 1880.

Hardcover. Very Good. New edition. Original green cloth, gilt lettering and giraffe on spine. xx, 413 pp + 50 pp ads. Two colored maps (one folding) and 24 illustrations based on Baker's drawings. Folding map has a small repaired tear. Corners rubbed, owner's signature on half-title page, else clean and sound. The second of Baker's two popular and highly readable books on his Nile explorations, this work offered the first complete account of the Abyssinian tributaries of the Nile, as well as an explanation of the effect on Egypt of seasonal fluctuation of the Nile tributaries (Tvedt, Nile Bibliography, 325).

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