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John Hanning Speke

Published by Cambridge University Press (2011)

ISBN 10: 1108031153 ISBN 13: 9781108031158

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Item Description: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1108031153

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What Led to the Discovery of the: Speke, John Hanning,

Speke, John Hanning, 1827-1864

Published by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh (1864)

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Item Description: William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1864. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. frontis, folding map, double-page map, x, [2], 372p. plus [32]p. publisher's advertisements. Rebound in modern 1/2 leather (marbled boards with dark brown backstrip and corners). 23cm. Library stamp on title-page. Inner portion of title-page cut out and replaced. Former owner's name (from 1868). Scattered foxing. Publisher's advertisements moderately browned. The first half of this very uncommon account details the author's travels in Somalia in the mid-1850's; the balance of the book is Speke's account of his joint expedition with Richard Burton. Bookseller Inventory # 80673

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SPEKE, JOHN HANNING

Published by William Blackwood and Sons, 1864., Edinburgh and London (1864)

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Item Description: William Blackwood and Sons, 1864., Edinburgh and London, 1864. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Modern full leather binding, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, raised bands, new front and rear endpapers, x, map, [2], 372 pp., frontispiece (engraving of the author's escape from the Somali), advertisement, introduction, footnotes, fold-out map.The fold-out map is of the Somali coast showing the positions of the tribes, and a double-page sketch map of eastern Africa. This is the scarcer of Speke's two books on his Nile expeditions, and the one which describes his expedition with Richard Burton and defends his assertion (correct, but contested by Burton and others) that Lake Victoria was indeed the source of the Nile River. Fold-out map has some old cellophane tape repairs on the verso of a few fold points, double page sketch map has an old, small cellophane tape repair on the verso to reinforce a tiny closed tear, title page has a small, faint stamp of a private library, minor wear to a few internal pages, else a near fine, tight copy of an important and scarce book. Bookseller Inventory # 33305

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What Led to the Discovery of the: Speke, John Hanning

Speke, John Hanning

Published by London William Blackwood & Sons 1864 (1864)

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Item Description: London William Blackwood & Sons 1864, 1864. Book Condition: very good. 1st Edition. 372pp. Octavo. Bound in full contemporary polished calf. All edges marbled with matching marbled endpapers. Gilt school crest on the front board and prize bookplate on front pastedown. An attractive gilt spine. Mild bumping and wear. Half title. Engraved frontispiece. Folding map. Two page map of the Somali coast. Four extra illustrations from Speke's other book bound in. A very clean copy with only a touch of very light foxing on the first few pages. The scarcest of the two books written by John Speke describing his travels in the lake regions of Africa with Richard Burton starting in October of 1854. Bookseller Inventory # 126561

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Speke, John Hanning

Published by William Blackwood and Sons 1863/1864, Edinburgh and London (1863)

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Item Description: William Blackwood and Sons 1863/1864, Edinburgh and London, 1863. First Edition. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG; 3/4 bound in brown leather with orange textured boards; spines paneled with a red and a green label, gilt lettering; marbled textblocks; bookplate on front pastedown of both volumes, worn onto ffep of both volumes; mild bumping to corners, spine; mild foxing, more severe on endpapers; volume 1 is 'What Led?', printed 1864, 372pp., lacking frontispiece, title page, and 2 maps; volume 2 is the Journal, printed 1863, frontispiece, xxxi, 658pp., folding map in rear, rebacked onto white paper, upside down, map on page 13 in excellent condition, portrait of Grant on page 438, not 420, all plates and drawings present; JF consignment; shelved case 7. Dupont. Bookseller Inventory # 9-114-1270596

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Speke John Hanning

Published by Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1864 (1864)

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Item Description: Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1864, 1864. First edition. With an engraved frontispiece, folding map, and the double-page map of the Somali Coast. 8vo, publisher’s original rust-coloured cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, the covers ruled and decorated in blind. x, 372 pp., 32-page publisher's catalogue. A very good and handsome copy, with a bit of tenderness to the outer hinge of the upper cover, light shelf wear, a sound and clean copy, well preserved for this difficult book . THE RAREST AND DEAREST OF THE TWO BOOKS PENNED BY JOHN SPEKE AFTER HIS TRAVELS INTO THE LAKE REGIONS OF AFRICA AND THIS, THE NARRATION OF THE HIGHLY IMPORTANT JOURNEY WITH RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON. This work is composed of two parts, the "Journal of Adventures in Somali Land," and the "Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake." Speke had apparently, at the end of the Punjab campaign in 1849, developed the idea to explore Central Africa with a view to collecting hitherto unknown species of fauna. At the same time the Bombay government was organizing an expedition to Somaliland under Lieutenant Richard Burton. Speke had originally planned to travel into Africa alone--a very unwise proposal--and James Outram, the political resident at Aden, at first forbid him. Outram then suggested that Speke join Burton's expedition, which he did. It was during this expedition that Speke claimed to have discovered the true source of the Nile, but Burton and his associate, James Macqueen, immediately disputed his claims. Speke was granted command of a second expedition in 1860 to explore the Victoria Nyanza and verify his earlier findings. In the years 1863 and 1864 Speke published, respectively, JOURNAL OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE and this book, WHAT LED TO THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE. Despite the confusing titles, the "Journal" actually covers his second expedition, with James Grant, while "What Led To" narrates his first journey in the company of Burton. Bookseller Inventory # 17370

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