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Ismailia: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the suppression of the Slave Trade

by Baker, S.W.

  • Hardback £80.00
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  • Catalogue No : 34915
  • Published : 1879
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xx, 524
  • Collection : Prof Jim Green
  • Publisher : MacDonald
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 50 plates, including a portrait frontispiece and double-page col map


2nd edition. An account of Sir Samuel Baker's (1821-1893) command of the Khedive of Egypt's expedition to Central Africa which suppressed the slave trade and opened the region to commerce. As usual for this edition the map of the Albert N’yanza called for in the list of illustrations is not present.


8vo, full calf, marbled edges + endpapers, gilt tooling to spine, boards lightly marked. Vg. Seven prize certificates from Geelong College, Melbourne, Australia pasted to endpapers, flyleaves and verso of frontispiece. The certificates were presented to Alexander Charles Sutherland (1870-1941) in his final year in 1885, when he was Dux of the school. Sutherland later studied engineering and went to South Africa, first as an engineer and later served in the Anglo-South African War. He remained in South Africa and died at Cape Town in 1941.

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