One of the scarcest Nile accounts. ‘A monumental work of exploration, this represents Grant’s experiences travelling with John Hanning Speke from Zanzibar to the source of the Nile at Lake Victoria, naming Ripon Falls, then trekking down river to the Mediterranean Sea. There are numerous descriptions of the terrain and people, with sporting incidents throughout …’ (Czech).
First edition. 8vo, xviii, 452, 33adspp., large folding map hand-coloured in outline in pocket at end original green cloth gilt stamp of a tribesman with spear and shield to upper cover in black, a fine copy.
Provenance: from the library of John H. Foster, F.R.G.S., presented to him by big-game hunter, Russ Aitkin; Steve Fossett (bookplate).
Stock ID: 98928