Ismailia: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade.
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1874
Description: Organized by Ismal, Khedive of Egypt. 2 volumes. 2 maps (1 large & folding, with a small tear neatly repaired), portraits, and upward of fifty full-page illustrations by Zwecker and Durand. 447 + 588 pages, thick 8vo, full marbled calf, recased, front hinge on volume 1 strengthened. London: Macmillan, 1874. First Edition. Very good ( ).
Comments: Baker wrote this work in only 64 days, as a record of his journey and administration including the first steps taken to suppress the Central African slave trade. "He was the first Englishman to undertake high office under the Egyptian government" for which services he was decorated by the latter and received enthusiastically upon his return to England. DNB, Supplement.Edition: First
Condition: very good(+)
Book ID: 212483