Author: John Hanning Speke
Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons 1864
First edition. Frontispiece, x (including half title), folding map of the Somali coast and double-page Sketch map of Eastern Africa, pp. 372 plus pp.  publisher’s adverts to rear. The text in two parts each with a divisional title page.
8vo., in the original brown cloth by Edmonds & Remnants London (their label preserved to rear pastedown), the spine lettered gilt. Green endpapers, all edges untrimmed. Internally some scattered light foxing.
What the author calls his “short connected history of my first two explorations in Africa” - his account of his Somali and Lake Tanganyika expeditions in the 1850s, before the Nile expedition of 1860–1863. Mostly they were originally published in ‘Blackwood’s Magazine.
With an old B.H. Blackwell Ltd. typed invoice from 1963 loosely inserted.