The Lake Regions of Central Equatorial Africa, with Notices of the Lunar Mountains and the Source of the White Nile; Being the Results of an Expedition Undertaken under the Patronage of Her Majesty's Government and the Royal Geographical Society of London, in the Years 1857-1859 [as found in The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Vol 29 for 1859]ccxxiv, 464p. Richard Francis Burton.
The Lake Regions of Central Equatorial Africa, with Notices of the Lunar Mountains and the Source of the White Nile; Being the Results of an Expedition Undertaken under the Patronage of Her Majesty's Government and the Royal Geographical Society of London, in the Years 1857-1859 [as found in The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Vol 29 for 1859]ccxxiv, 464p.
The Lake Regions of Central Equatorial Africa, with Notices of the Lunar Mountains and the Source of the White Nile; Being the Results of an Expedition Undertaken under the Patronage of Her Majesty's Government and the Royal Geographical Society of London, in the Years 1857-1859 [as found in The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Vol 29 for 1859]ccxxiv, 464p.
The Lake Regions of Central Equatorial Africa, with Notices of the Lunar Mountains and the Source of the White Nile; Being the Results of an Expedition Undertaken under the Patronage of Her Majesty's Government and the Royal Geographical Society of London, in the Years 1857-1859 [as found in The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Vol 29 for 1859]ccxxiv, 464p.
The Lake Regions of Central Equatorial Africa, with Notices of the Lunar Mountains and the Source of the White Nile; Being the Results of an Expedition Undertaken under the Patronage of Her Majesty's Government and the Royal Geographical Society of London, in the Years 1857-1859 [as found in The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Vol 29 for 1859]ccxxiv, 464p.
The Lake Regions of Central Equatorial Africa, with Notices of the Lunar Mountains and the Source of the White Nile; Being the Results of an Expedition Undertaken under the Patronage of Her Majesty's Government and the Royal Geographical Society of London, in the Years 1857-1859 [as found in The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Vol 29 for 1859]ccxxiv, 464p.

The Lake Regions of Central Equatorial Africa, with Notices of the Lunar Mountains and the Source of the White Nile; Being the Results of an Expedition Undertaken under the Patronage of Her Majesty's Government and the Royal Geographical Society of London, in the Years 1857-1859 [as found in The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Vol 29 for 1859]ccxxiv, 464p.

London: John Murray, 1859. 1st ed. Hardcover. index, ccxxiv, 464p. plus a folding map at the end of the volume. Old (contemporary?) blue cloth. 22cm. Bookplate (Burke Casari). Endpapers brittle. Mostly modest age-toning on all leaves (which seem rather brittle). Minor splitting along folds on map. Burton had been accompanied on this expedition of European discovery by John H. Speke, as his second-in-command. Burton "discovered" Lake Tanganyika but was unfortunate enough to fall ill and Speke was dispatched to try to locate a lake rumored to lie to the north. Speke found Lake Victoria and concluded (correctly) that Lake Victoria was the source of the Nile. Speke returned to England before Burton, and spoke publicly about his discovery on several occasions. Burton returned to find news of their discoveries widely known and that Speke had been appointed to head a follow-up expedition sponsored by the Royal Geographic Society. Burton's official account of his expedition, published in this volume by the Royal Geographical Society and used by us as the title of our entry, occupies the entirety of the final 454 pages [Plus Index] in this exceedingly uncommon volume. Clowes, the printer of this volume of the Journal, published Burton's report as a separate volume in 1860 but omitted the index (found at pages 455-464 in our volume). Burton also wrote a somewhat similarly-titled account of the expedition rewritten to appeal to the general public which was published in two volumes in 1860. That work contained an irate Preface by Burton denouncing Speke. Speke died in 1864 in what was seems to have been a shooting accident only a day or two before Burton and Speke were scheduled to publicly discuss the source of the Nile. Although there was little evidence to support such a claim, Burton and others promoted the notion that Speke had killed himself to avoid having to face Burton. Very Good. Item #87597

Price: $3,500.00

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