ISMAILIA: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade, Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt
ISMAILIA: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade, Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt
ISMAILIA: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade, Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt
ISMAILIA: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade, Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt
ISMAILIA: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade, Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt
ISMAILIA: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade, Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt

ISMAILIA: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade, Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt

(London: Macmillan and Co., 1874).

A CLASSIC WORK BY ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AFRICAN EXPLORERS OF HIS TIME. The scarce and rarely found account of the Khedive of Egypt’s expedition, which Baker commanded, to suppress the slave trade in Central Africa. It was one of the first practical steps taken for the purpose. In his early exploits in Africa Baker had been an eyewitness to the horrors and misery caused by the trade. He was determined in his attempt to bring it to an end.
Samuel Baker was prolific in his writing about Africa. His works on the basin of and search for the sources of the Nile are among the most important writings ever penned about the Dark Continent and he ranks with Burton, Speke and Grant in importance as an African explorer. Item #25844

2 volumes. First edition. Illustrated with over 50 engraved plates and with one full page colour map and one large folding colour map. Tall 8vo, very handsome contemporary full polished calf, the covers diced within roll-tooled borders accomplished in gilt, the spines with raised bands richly decorated with center and border designs within fine full gilt decorated compartments,dark morocco labels lettered and decorated in gilt, gilt tooled edges and turn-ins. vii, 447; viii, 588 including geographic notes, appendix and index. A fine and handsome set, internally unusually fine and fresh, the maps and plates in excellent state, the bindings solid and attractive with only very minor evidence of age.

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