London: Macmillan, 1871. Fourth edition, with illustrations and maps. 8vo, pp. 413. Bound in green cloth stamped in gilt, a fine copy. Item #55362
A record of Baker’s preliminary explorations of the Nile tributaries of Abyssinia in which he was engaged before embarking on the journey which led to the discovery of the Albert Nyanza, the origin of the Nile. DNB: "The value of [Baker’s] observations proving the Nile sediment to be due to the Abyssinian tributaries was publicly recognised by Sir Roderick Murchison, president of the Royal Geographical Society."