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Lot 4: Books: Baker (Samuel White). Ismailia. A Narrative
A Gentleman's Library
September 20, 2012
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom
Description: Books: Baker (Samuel White). Ismailia. A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt, 2 vols., 1st ed., 1874, portrait frontispiece to each, two colour maps (one folding with short tears), wood-engraved plates, 55 pp. pubs. catalogue at end, occasional spotting and frayed foredges, bookplate, original green cloth gilt (white endpapers to vol. II), spine and edges rubbed, 8vo, together with The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia, and of the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs, 1st ed., 1867, portrait frontispiece, two colour maps (one folding), 23 wood-engraved plates (lacking plate of the Coor, but with unlisted plate of Horns of the Maarif Antelope at p.485), occasional light spotting, hinges reinforced, original blue cloth gilt, spine rubbed, 8vo, plus The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and Explorations of the Nile Sources, 2 vols., 1866 (lacking maps), plus Baker (Samuel White), The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon, 1st ed., 1854, six chromolithographed plates, b & w illustrations, a few spots, previous owner signatures and bookplate, contemporary half calf, lightly rubbed, 8vo (7)