BAKER, Sir Samuel White (1821-1893). Ismailïla A narrative of nthe expedition to central Africa for the suppression of the slave trade organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt. London: R. Clay, Sons and Taylor for Macmillan & Co., 1874. 2 volumes, 8° (220 x 140mm). 55pp. publisher's catalogue dated October 1874, at end of vol.I. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 2 coloured lithographic maps (1 folding), 51 wood-engraved plates. (Folding map torn and repaired.) Original green cloth, upper covers and spines blocked in gilt (recased, inner hinges and spines neatly repaired). FIRST EDITION.
Sir Samuel White BAKER. The Albert N'yanza, great basin of the Nile, and explorations of the Nile sources. London: R. Clay, Son & Taylor for Macmillan & Co., 1866. 2 volumes, 8° (220 x 140mm). Engraved double-portrait frontispiece to vol.I, tinted lithographic frontispiece to vol.II, 2 folding coloured lithographic maps in vol.I, 13 wood-engraved plates, 20 wood-engraved illustrations. (First map with 120mm. tear, occasional light soiling.) Original green cloth, upper covers and spines blocked in gilt (slight discolouration of spines, small chips at head and foot). FIRST EDITION, later issue with the corrected plate list. Volume I includes an additional plate, not on the plate list (opposite p.351).
And six others by or on Baker (The Exploration of the Nile tributaries of Abyssinia. Hartford & San Francisco: 1868. 8vo. Original cloth; Wild Beasts and their ways. London & New York: 1890, 2 vols., 8°. Original cloth; Ismaillia. London & New York: 1895. Small 8°. Contemporary morocco. Provenance: presented by Lady Baker; The Albert N'yanza. London & New York: 1898. Small 8°. Contemporary morocco. Provenance: presented by Lady Baker). (10)