Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile. John Hanning Speke.
Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile
Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile
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Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile.

Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1863.

First edition. Portraits, numerous illustrations, folding map (backed with linen) in pocket at end. 1 vols. 8vo. Red half-morocco, marbled edges and endpapers. Very good. Ibrahim-Hilmy 255; Czech p. 151; Howgego IV S53-4. Provenance: John Ralph Shaw (armorial bookplate); Norman Douglas Simpson (bookplate). Item #317046

A classic of exploration. Notes the D.N.B., “The importance of Speke's discoveries can hardly be overestimated. In discovering the source reservoir of the Nile he succeeded in solving the problem of all ages.” Speke was the first European to see Lake Victoria Nyanza and the first to enter what is now Uganda.

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