Item #14160 The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia BRIAR PATCH PRESS AFRICAN COLLECTION. Sir Samuel White Baker.
The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia BRIAR PATCH PRESS AFRICAN COLLECTION
The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia BRIAR PATCH PRESS AFRICAN COLLECTION
The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia BRIAR PATCH PRESS AFRICAN COLLECTION
The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia BRIAR PATCH PRESS AFRICAN COLLECTION

The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia BRIAR PATCH PRESS AFRICAN COLLECTION

Camden: Briar Patch Press, 1987.

Leather_bound. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". xx, 606pp. Rather heavy wear to brown leather over boards with rubbing, bumps, toning, and scuffs to covers, corners, and edges. Hinges are cracked with leather missing in some places. Boards are slightly warped. Three raised bands to spine. Gilt stamping at spine and front cover is rubbed and faded in some spots. Spotting and toning to all-edges gilt. Foxing to endpapers. Faint musty smell to pages. Pages are free of marks and notation. Orange silk bookmark sewn in. Binding is sound. Due to its heavy wear this volume is a reading copy only.

ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Sir Samuel Baker writes in his introduction, "This being a concise summary of the Nile system, I shall describe twelve months' exploration, during which I examined every individual river that is tributary to the Nile from Abyssinia." But how can you resist a book that includes such chapter sub-headings as "Save me from my Friends" or "Pest Spots of the World"? Baker learned Arabic, took his wife with him and set off into the unknown. Opinionated, witty, and a great hunter; in short the very model of a proper British Explorer of the 19th century.(Publisher). Poor. Item #14160

Price: $20.00