[Burton, Capt. R.F.]
Title Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society. Vol. IX. Session 1864-5. Nos I. To VI Edited By the Assistant Secretary
Book Condition Very Good (Plus)
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher London William Clowes and Sons 1865
Seller ID 004731
London: William Clowes and Sons, 1865. This book is the transcript of the November 14 (1864) meeting of the Royal Geographical Society, some two months after the death of John Hanning Speke. Captain (not yet "Sir") Richard F. Burton gives his reasons why he thinks that the question of the Nile River has not been settled; other parties concerned with the raging debate also spoke at the meeting. This is a rare and historically important book. A Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Blue pebbled cloth binding; gilt ruling, titling, and date on the spine.Clean text; viii, 322 pages; indexed. The text is exceptionally fresh and clear, with no foxing. The spine has faded and the titling is rubbed; overall a solid and attractive copy of this historically significant event.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.