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JOHNSTON, Harry Hamilton

The Kilima-Njaro Expedition.

A record of scientific exploration in Eastern Equatorial Africa and a general description of the natural history, languages, and commerce of the Kilima-Njaro District.

Stock Code
103822
London, Kegan Paul, 1886
£850

Johnston was invited in 1884 on behalf of the Royal Society to undertake a scientific mission to explore Mount Kilimanjaro and its surroundings. The mission also had covert political objectives and Johnston was accredited by the Foreign Office to (Sir) John Kirk, the British agent and Consul-General at Zanzibar. On this expedition he made valuable contributions to scientific knowledge, and effected treaties with the chiefs of local native tribes by which they accepted British protection. These treaties formed the basis of the subsequent foundation of the British East Africa Protectorate (1895), later Kenya and Uganda.

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Description

First edition. 8vo., xv, 572 pp., 36 pages ads dated 11.86 at rear, 6 maps (2 folding), portrait frontispiece, and 78 other illustrations (14 full-page), original pictorial red cloth gilt, light fading to spine, an excellent copy.

Bibliography

Neate J29.

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