Book Description

First edition, in two volumes. Illustrated with wood engravings by Harry Dixon. 'Baker calls upon a lifetime of hunting experiences to describe a variety of big game worldwide.' Czech (Africa) p. 16; (Asia) p. 20. Samuel White Baker (1821-1893) was an English explorer, naturalist, big game hunter, and writer. He is best known for his explorations of the Nile and the interior of Central Africa (he was the first European to visit Lake Albert), and for his exploits as a big game hunter.
Dealer Notes
xii, [2], 419; vi, [2], 379; 2 frontispieces, 2 title vignettes, 25 plates
2 vols, 8vo, cont. half-calf, professionally repaired to head of one spine, raised bands and gt tooling to spine compartments; marbled boards (rubbed/scuffed), edges and endpapers. Some light, scattered foxing. A very good set. [40937]
Author Baker, Samuel W.
Date 1890
Binding HB
Publisher MacMillan & Co.
Illustrator Harry Dixon
Condition Very good
Pages xii, [2], 419; vi, [2], 379

Price: £195.00

Offered by Pemberley Books

Friends of the PBFA

For £10 get free entry to our fairs, updates from the PBFA and more.

Please email for more information


Membership of the PBFA is open to anyone who has been trading in antiquarian and second-hand books for a minimum of two years subject to certain criteria.

Email to find out more, or complete the enquiry form.

complete the form