The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia

THE NILE TRIBUTARIES OF ABYSSINIA first edition in original publisher's cloth is not easy to find in nice condition. Macmillan published the first edition in 1867 in London, and J.B. Lippincott published its first edition in 1867 in Philadelphia.

There are illustrations on plates in the first editions. I have seen copies with the plates placed according to the page numbers printed on each plate, but I have also seen copies with the plates placd every 24 pages. Additionally, page 143 is transposed as "431" in the 1867 printings.

My copy is nearly as nice as the copy pictured below, which is not mine.

Macmillan 1867 first British edition title-page

The Macmillan and Lippincott 1867 first editions both have a frontispiece of Sir Samuel Baker and Lady Florence Baker

Below: my copy of the very rare American first edition, which is even more rare than the London first edition.

Below: the J.B. Lippincott 1867 first American edition title-page