The Nile basin. Part I. Showing Tanganyika to be Ptolemy's western lake reservoir. A memoir read before the Royal Geographical Society, November 14, 1864. With prefatory remarks Part II. Captain Speke's Discovery of the source of the Nile. A review. By James M'Queen

London: Tinsley Bros. 1864. First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], iv, [5]-195, [1], 4 (ads); 3 maps; contemporary half green morocco over marbled boards, unlettered spine; scuffed and rubbed; good and sound. Part I, which constitutes Burton's portion, contains 2 maps and terminates on p. 65. Penzer, p. 74: "Good copies are scarce." Casada 49: This two-part work also included James McQueen's scathing attack of John Speke through a lengthy review of the latter's Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile ... The work, which exudes venom, was the heart of Burton's frontal attack on Speke's geographical theories." Item #30187

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