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[EGYPTE - NIL] Burton, Capt. Richard, Capt. John Speke, et al (Donald Young, ed.) The Search for the Source of the Nile Correspondence between Captain Richard Burton, Captain John Speke and others, from Burton's unpublished East African Letter Book; together with other related letters and papers in the collection of Quentin Keynes, Esq. now printed for the first time. The Roxburghe Club/Bernard Quaritch Ltd, London, 1999. Gr in 8°. Royal octavo; hardcover, cold-stamped cloth with gilt titles to spine and decoration to upper board; 207 pages. Photographic frontispiece, a letter bound in facsimile and a fold-out map. Burton's account of his exploration of Central Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Burton meticulously describes the geography and the people he met on this journey. First edition, 400 copies printed.