Baker (Sir Samuel W.) The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of Hamram Arabs, SECOND EDITION, portrait, 2 maps and 24 illustrations, thk. 8vo, contemporary polished calf, gilt, panelled spine, London, 1867
Hilmy I, p50; Gay 2578; Czech p11.
The book gives details his 12-month exploration of the Nile River system and is an important account of European exploration of Africa during the Victorian period.
Baker bought the future Lady Florence Baker at a white slave market auction that he attended with the Maharaja Duleep Singh. Despite the rather strange beginning, Lady Florence Baker was a faithful companion to her husband and joined him on many expeditions including the one here described.
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