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Baker Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and Sword Hunters of Hamram Arab

£850.00 Approx $1062.5, €1005.92

Code: 10119

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.