NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORING VOYAGE UP THE RIVERS KWO'RA AND BI'NUE (Commonly Known as the ... NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORING VOYAGE UP THE RIVERS KWO'RA AND BI'NUE (Commonly Known as the ... NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORING VOYAGE UP THE RIVERS KWO'RA AND BI'NUE (Commonly Known as the ... NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORING VOYAGE UP THE RIVERS KWO'RA AND BI'NUE (Commonly Known as the ...

NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORING VOYAGE UP THE RIVERS KWO'RA AND BI'NUE (Commonly Known as the Niger and the Tsadda) in 1854

Baikie William Balfour

Published by London John Murray 1856
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First edition. With a folding map, a large folding plan of the steamship "Pleiad", a frontispiece engraving of said steamship, and a vignette titlepage . 8vo, very handsomely bound to correct period style in three quarter tan calf over marbled boards, the spine with gilt ruled raised bands and contrasting red and green morocco labels lettered and ruled in gilt, a.e.g. xvi, 456 pp. including appendices. A fine copy, internally with only the lightest of occasional spotting or toning, fresh and clean, the binding in excellent order, all plates in very appealing condtion. RARE FIRST EDITION IN FINE CONDITION. RARELY ENCOUNTERED THUS. Baikie was member of the government-sponsored Niger expedition of 1854, joining on as a surgeon and naturalist aboard the iron screw schooner "Pleiad. After the death of its captain, Baikie assumed command of the ship. Under his command, the exploratory steamship made the first successful navigation up the Niger and its principal tributary, the Benue, traveling over two hundred and fifty miles of previously uncharted water. The book is an important and detailed description of the travels complete with appendices relating to medical, natural history, commercial, geographical, philological, ethnological matters, it is also an exciting and well written narrative. Perhaps the most important of Baikie’s many observations was that of the value of quinine in preventing malaria, not a single one of the Europeans under Baikie’s command on the "Pleiad" died of fever. Bookseller Inventory #

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Book Description 2006 SB reprint by Rediscovery Books SBPublished Price £22 The author of the narrative, William Balfour Baikie, was the Surgeon on this expedition to sail up the Niger River and explore the interior. As was often the case at the time, he also took on the role of Naturalist and describes the geography and natural history of the territories visited. One of his other duties was to monitor the use of quinine which it was determined, quite rightly as it turned out, to be a protection for Europeans in the climate.The vessel built specially for the trip was the 'Pleiad', a one hundred foot iron screw schooner and the expedition was to have been lead by Mr J Beecroft, who at that time was the British Consul at Fernando Po. Arriving there however, Beecroft was found to have deceased and so Baikie took command of the trip and his encounters up to his return to England are extensively laid out. He also gives a spirited attack on the slave trade and its causes and proffers the solution. This was a very successful trip and Baikie takes the opportuniy to lay out the reasons why England should seize the opportunities available in a land rapidly being opened up by the activities of his countrymen. Seller Inventory # 9763

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