Fifth edition of The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia by Sir Samuel W. Baker.
Octavo, [xx], 413pp, . Three-quarter leather with black cloth boards. Gilt trim. Marbled edges. Four raised bands, title in gilt on red morocco label affixed to spine. Stated “Fifth Edition” on title page. Solid text block, joints and hinges rubbing, still strong. Rubbing to front cover and spine, bumped edges. Frequent annotations throughout in pencil. Lacking frontispiece and one plate, else sound. Hand-colored fold-out map at rear, two archival reinforcements to verso, otherwise fine.
This collection contains the bookplate of Henry Von Wackerbarth, a book collector from Chicago in the late 19th century.