London: Methuen & Company, 1898.
First Edition. Hardcover. Good+. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xxvii, 319 pp, illustrations, 4 maps (two folding). Introduction by George T. Goldie. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering and vignette of soldiers on front board. Former mercantile library copy, with bookplate on front pastedown and a few stamps. No external library markings. Corners lightly bumped, some chipping/short tears to cloth at spine ends. One of the folding maps is quite delicate and has numerous tears (partially mended on the verso with archival tape), with some minor loss. Vandeleur, a highly decorated officer in the Scots Guards, participated in the Unyoro Expedition in 1895, the Niger Expedition in 1897, and served with the Egyptian Army in the Soudan expedition of 1898. He was awarded a grant from the Royal Geographical Society for his valuable work surveying more than 2000 miles of territory in East Africa and the Niger district. He was killed in 1901 when 250 Boers fired on his train.