New York: Harper & Brothers, 1875. First American edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 1/4 x 6 1/4"). 542pp. Original gilt-stamped burgundy cloth, with gold lettering to spine.
Profusely illustrated throughout with over 50 full-page steel engravings, one full-page colored map, and one large folding colored map, this work is a fascinating account of the Khedive of Egypt’s expedition, which Samuel W. 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.
Some age-wear to binding, with front corners bumped and rubbed, and rubbing along edges. Page 15/16 partly disbound but present. Binding in overall good- to good, interior in good+ to very good condition. g to vg. Item #46136