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The story of the Nile, from the Mountains of the Moon to the Mediterranean. The tale starts with Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke setting out to ...Show synopsisThe story of the Nile, from the Mountains of the Moon to the Mediterranean. The tale starts with Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke setting out to find the sources of the Nile. It continues with Baker of the Nile and his wife struggling with malaria, and of the famous greeting between Stanley and Livingstone. The book examines the results of their discoveries: the building of the Suez canal; the Khedive Ismail's appointment of Gordon as Governor-General of Sudan; and the story of the last days of Khartoum. The book concludes with Kitchener's military success at Omdurman which made Queen Victoria the ruler of the huge area from Alexandria to the highlands of Uganda and which resulted in the Nile being, for the first tiem, an open highway from Central Africa to the sea.Hide synopsis
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Description:Very good. No dust jacket. "Best Buy" Collectible-1960-Ed-Harper...Very good. No dust jacket. "Best Buy" Collectible-1960-Ed-Harper books-Nice Gently Used Brown hardcover book without a dustcover, some shelfwear, dings, tight binding, very clean, unmarked text/this book looks unused & is Reduced in Price to Sell... 385 p.,  leaves of plates: ill., ports., maps (1 fold. ); 22 cm. Includes index
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Harper & Row, New York, NY,...Very good in very good dust jacket. Harper & Row, New York, NY, 1971. 2nd Ed(Revised), VG+/VG, Hard Cover, Size=Large 8vo, 368 pp(INDEX). DJ nicked head/foot of spine & 3/4" DJ tear on top front edge, 1/2" red inking on top page ends, o.w. clean & tight. No ink names etc. Price unclipped. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Description: 1964, 2nd printing. (Mass market paperback)...Good......... 1964, 2nd printing. (Mass market paperback)...Good.......Spine and cover creases; there is some tearing or separating at the spine ends....A few maps and plates, bibliography, chapter notes, index....Locale: Africa; Egypt; Nile River; Sudan....(Travel/Adventure)
Description:Ilustrated with Maps and Photos. Very Good + (AVERAGE+) in No...Ilustrated with Maps and Photos. Very Good + (AVERAGE+) in No Dustwrapper jacket. HARDBACK. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Signed By a Previous Owner Please Email for further details.
Description:[0-06-013049-0] , Revised Edition. (Small 4to) Near fine...[0-06-013049-0] , Revised Edition. (Small 4to) Near fine in near fine dust jacket. 368pp. Illustrated endpapers, frontispiece, black and white and color photographs and illustrations, maps, chronology, bibliography, index. Locale: ; Central Africa; Egypt; Nile River; Sudan. (Travel/Adventure, Exploration)
Description:Good. No Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. A Classic History...Good. No Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. A Classic History Of The Nile Region. Prologue: "No unexplored region in our times, neither the heights of the Himalayas, the Antarctic wastes, nor even the hidden side of the moon, has excited quite the same fascination as the mystery of the sources of the Nile. By the middle of the nineteenth century this matter had become 'the greatest geographical secret after the discovery of America'.""Mr. Moorehead starts his epic story in 1856, when Burton and Speke set out from Zanzibar to the mainland and disappeared from human ken for two years. He finishes it in 1900, when 'the mightiest river in the world' had become an open highway from Central Africa to the Mediterranean. Between these dates we read of thrilling struggles against hostile tribes, disease, exhaustion and famine, and see the map take shape. We meet a wide variety of picturesque native rulers: Barghash and Tippu Tib of Zanzibar, Mutesa and Mwanga of Buganda of Bugands, Kabarega of Bunyoro, and others. We see the slave trade in all its horror, flourishing at first, despite the efforts of the explorers and missionaries, and continuing, though decreasingly, until the twentieth century. ---------------------------------------- by Harper & Brothers; New York; [c1960]; Book Club (BCE/BOMC); b/w ill., maps (1 foldout), map endpapers; N otes: p363-372; Index; 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. No DJ. Burnt Orange cloth covers, small silver pictorial, frt. corner; faded silver background/lettered spine. Spine with pen markings, soiling, bumped top/bottom, but still tight.385p, uncut, foxing/soiling, mostly edges; previous owner's label, inside frt. cover; dated p360 and rep, o/w internally clean.
Description:1960, 1st edition. (Hardcover) Very good in very good dust...1960, 1st edition. (Hardcover) Very good in very good dust jacket. 385 pp. Orange cloth with gilt title on spine in a Very good dust jacket. 8vo with black and white illustrations throughout text. One fold out map in text and end paper maps front and rear. An epic history of the Nile from 1856, when Burton and Speke set out from Zanzibar to the mainland and disappeared for two years, until 1900, when the 'mightiest river in the world' had become an open highway from Central Africa to the Mediterranean.
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