Four Thousand Miles of African Travel: A Personal Record of a Journey Up the Nile and through the Soudan to the Confines of Central Africa Embracing a Discussion of the Sources of the Nile and an Examination of the Slave Trade. Alvan A. Southworth.

Four Thousand Miles of African Travel: A Personal Record of a Journey Up the Nile and through the Soudan to the Confines of Central Africa Embracing a Discussion of the Sources of the Nile and an Examination of the Slave Trade

New York: Baker, Pratt & Co., 1875.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. xi, 381 pp, with many lovely lithograph plates and 2 maps (1 folding). Publisher's green cloth with beveled edges and gilt decoration. Wear to corners and spine ends. Ibrahim Hilmy II, 253; Tvedt, 379. Southworth, a journalist and Secretary of the American Geographical Society, was sent to Africa on behalf of the New York Herald. He writes about conditions in Egypt, offers recommendations for the tourist, describes his desert crossing and travels on the Nile and includes a chapter on the slave trade. According to a contemporary review, he broke no new ground in his travels, but "gathered much useful information" and presented it "in an agreeable form, with a tinge of American humor in some descriptions that breaks the usual monotony of a book of travels."

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