The Albert Nyanza, Great Basin of the Nile and Explorations of the Nile Sources

London and Philadelphia: Macmillan and J.B. Lippincott, 1866.

Hardcover. Good. First one-volume edition. xxvi, [1]-516 pp, with frontis portrait, 10 plates, many other illustrations in the text, and 2 maps (one folding). Rebound in burgundy buckram, with new endpapers. Folding map is laid in and has one long closed tear, repaired on the back, all else very good. The engaging narrative of Baker's travels in central Africa with his intrepid wife, Florence. The pair met up with explorers Speke and Grant at Gondokoro, and then went on to discover Albert Nyanza (Lake Albert). Baker was able to establish that the Nile flowed through the lake, but he overestimated the lake's importance as a source of the great river.

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