Together With Thrilling Descriptions of Superb Scenery, Fertile Valleys, Vast Forests, Mighty Rivers and Cataracts, Inland Seas, Mines of Untold Wealth, Etc. The Whole Comprising a Vast Treasury of All That is Marvellous and Wonderful in the Dark Continent. Published in 1909, no publisher cited. 9.5 x 7 hardcover with pastedown. Illustrated with a great number of striking engravings of scenes in the tropics, including two color plates.
Exterior as shown in photo. Text is clean and complete. No torn, loose or missing pages.A very rare turn-of-the-century illustrated chronicle of Africa and explorers of the Dark Continent, especially Sir Samuel Baker, Chinese Gordon, and the most famous African explorer of them all, Henry Morton Stanley. Few subjects command more attention at the present day than this very one of Explorations and Adventures in the Wilds of Africa. In this great work the reader is made a fellow-explorer. He traverses vast and fertile plains, luxuriant valleys and desert wastes.
He witnesses grotesque war-dances, singular freaks of medicine men and rain makers, and strange antics of wizards. He beholds the majestic lion, the gigantic hippopotamus and fierce crocodile, monkey tribes, gorillas and venomous boa-constrictors, the fleet-footed ostrich, giraffe and zebra, the huge rhinoceros and bounding gazelle, and the ponderous elephant jarring the earth with his heavy tread. He witnesses the adventures of the chase, and deeds of daring surpassing the most startling tales of romance. He is captivated with tropical birds, arrayed in plumage of unrivalled beauty, and with brilliant forms of insect life, wonderful as the gigantic beasts of the plain and jungle. To give you a better idea of the great things awaiting you inside this rare 112-year old book, I have furnished some helpful details below.First, a detailed summary of the books contents. Further down the page you can see some of the wonderful illustrations featured in the book. I hope youll take a few moments to have a look. CHAPTER ONE FAMOUS AFRICAN TRAVELERS: Famous African Travellers Achievements Almost Superhuman Fascination of Tropical Explorations Sir Samuel and Lady Baker Discomforts of Travelling in Africa The Travellers Pitch Their Tents in a Garden Fine Looking Slaves From the White Nile Description of a Beautiful Slave Girl Sudden Rise of the Nile A Clew to One Part of the Nile Mystery Interview With a Great Sheik Venerable Arab on a Beautiful Snow-white Dromedary Perfect Picture of a Desert Patriarch Cordial Welcome to Baker and His Party A Performance to Show the Sheik's Hospitality The Travellers Living in Huts A German in the Wilds of Africa Man Killed by a Lion Baker's Adventure With a River-horse Savage Old Hippopotamus Famous Arab Hunters Wonderful Weapons Story of the Old Arab and His Trap for the Hippopotamus Capture of an Enormous Beast Aggageers Hunting the Elephant Thrilling Adventure of a Renowned Arab Hunter An Elephant Dashing Upon His Foes Like an Avalanche Fatal Blow of the Sharp Sword Baker's Heroic Wife Reason Why the Nile Overflows An Ivory Trader Baker Arrives at Khartoum. CHAPTER TWO THE FAMOUS VALLEY OF THE NILE: Immense Region ot the Soudan Remarkable Character of Chinese Gordon A Man Made of Damascus Steel A Warrior and Not an Explorer Mr. Baker Crossing the Nubian Desert Hardships of a Long Camel Journey The Romance of a Desert Journey Destroyed Travelling Through a Furnace A Nubian Thunder Storm Baker's Description of a Camel Ride A Humorous Experience "Warranted to Ride Easy" Extraordinary Freak of ature Thorns Like Fish-hooks Camel Plunging Into the Thorn Bushes An African Scorpion Water Six Inches Deep in the Tents The Explorers Pressing Forward The Party That Left Khartoum The Carpenter Johann Sickness and Death of Poor Johann Celebrated Tribe of Blacks Very Cheap Style of Dress Traits of the Neuhr Tribe Ludicrous Attempt to Get Into Shoes Mode of Salutation Mosquitoes in Africa Visit from a Chief and His Daughter Leopard Skin and Skull Cap of White Beads Men Tall and Slender Puny Children An Indolent and Starving People Herds of Cattle Sacred Bull With Ornamented Horns How a Prussian Baron Lost His Life Termination »f the Voyage Appearance of the Country The Explorers Looked Upon with Suspicion Native Dwellings The Perfection of Cleanliness Huts With Projecting Roofs and Low Entrances The Famous Bari Tribe Warlike and Dangerous Savages Story of an Umbrella Systematic Extortion Stories of Two Brave Boys. CHAPTER THREE IN A WILD COUNTRY: Attempts to Shoot Baker Desperate Mutiny in Camp Notable Arrival Meeting Grant and Speke The Little Black Boy from Khartoum Fresh Plot Among Baker's Men Disarming the Conspirators Heroism in the Face of Danger Mutinous Turks Driven Over a Precipice Horrible Fate of Deserters Exciting Elephant Hunt March Through Beautiful Hunting Grounds Thrilling Encounter The Huge Beast Turning on His Foes Cowardly Followers Elephant Nearly Caught Wild Beasts Screaming Like a Steam Whistle Tales of Narrow Escapes African and Indian Elephants Elephants in War The Explorers at Obbo Crafty Old Chief Trouble to Get Rain Spirited Dance of Obbos Trying to Trade Wives Satanic Escort Grotesque Parade Serious Illness of Mrs. Baker Beautiful Landscape Travelling in Canoes Storm on the Lake Tropical Hurricane Dangers of the Lake Tour The Explorers Advancing Under Difficulties Continued Attacks of Fever Life Endangered by Travelling in the Tropics.
CHAPTER FOUR THE NIAGARA OF AFRICA: Wilderness of Vegetation Hearty Welcome From a Chief and Natives " Blind Leading the Blind " Voyage Up the Victoria Nile Severe Attack of Fever Sufferings of Lady Baker A Remarkable River End of Canoe Voyage Beginning of a Toilsome March Rumors Concerning a Great Waterfall Thunder of the Cataract Rocky Cliffs and Precipitous Banks Magnificent View Splendid Fall of Snow-white Water Murchison Falls The Niagara of the Tropics Hippopotamus Charges the Canoe Startling Shock Scrawny Travelling Beasts Curious Refreshments Arrival at a Chief's Island Crossing Ravines and Torrents Sickness on the March Taking Shelter in a Wretched Hut On the Verge of Starvation Baker Arrayed in Highland Costume Stirring Events Komteen Meeting Between a Slave and Her Former Mistress Adventurous Journey Pushing on for Shooa Hunting Game for Dinner Travellers Hungry as Wolves Frolicsome Reception of the Explorers March Through the Bari Country Arrows Whizzing Overhead Savage Fatally Wounded Night in a Hostile Country Lively Skirmish with the Natives Arrival at Gondokoro Excitement and Hurrahs Terrible Ravages of the Plague An Arab Gets His Deserts Sir Samuel and Lady Baker Arrive at Cairo Baker Receives the Award of the Victoria Gold Medal The Hero Again in Africa. CHAPTER FIVE A RENOWNED EXPEDITION: Khedive of Egypt Baker Made a Pasha Second Expedition Towards the Sources of the Nile A Scene of Desolation Conveying Steel Steamers for the Albert Lake The Expedition's Outfit Musical Boxes and Magic Lanterns The Military Forces Baker's Very "Irregular Cavalry" Grotesque Manoeuvres The Camel Transport Gun Carriages and Heavy Machinery Steaming up the Nile One of the Bravest Achievements of Modern Times A Grand River Immense Flats and Boundless Marshes Current Checked by Floating Islands Toilsome Passage The Expedition Retreats Pursuing Game A Beautiful Animal Baker in Camp The Shillook Tribe Superior Savages Crafty Trespassers Old Chief with Immense Family A Pompous Ruler Wholesale Matrimony Brown Men Get Jilted A Little Black Pet Natives Up in Arms A Dangerous Encounter Attack From the Baris Dastardly Traitor The Household Black Boys Who Would Not Steal Sugar Little "Cuckoo" A Remarkable Rock An Old Superstition On the March Adventure with a Rhinoceros Horse Attacked Timely Shot The Wild Beast Laid Low Arrival at Unyoro Sanguinary Battle "Chinese" Gordon at Khartoum Gordon's Untimely Death. CHAPTER EIGHT STANLEY'S GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF AFRICA: Remarkable Scenery in Central Africa Masses of Rocky Mountains Foliage Bright with all the Colors of the Rainbow Rank Growths of Rushes and Grass Varieties of Animal Life The Guinea fowl The Sacred Ibis The Long-legged Stork and Heron The Wonderful Shoebill Primeval Forests and Running Streams Fine Specimens of Flowers Perpetual Moisture The Negro's Taste for Honey The Fish-eagle Majestic Flight An Old Bird The Eagle Contending for its Mate Remarkable Claws Turtle Doves and Golden Pheasants Crows and Hawks Fairy Antelopes Grave-looking Monkeys Beautiful Valleys and Hillsides The Beautiful in Nature Marred by Human Cruelty Cities Built by Insects Waves of Rolling Land Villages of African Tribes Stanley's Description of Tanganyika Remarkable Lake Neetmok Lovely Landscape A Native Bird Famous Ibis A Feathered Idol Stanley's Glowing Description of Tropical Scenery Desert of Sahara Terrific Sand Storms Whirlwinds of Dust Fire in the Air Extraordinary Storm Pillars Remarkable Reptile Tribes The Curious Gekko Brilliant Insects The Traveller's Pests Remarkable Trees and Plants The Wild Ox The Wild Pig Ten Kinds of Antelopes Elegant Animals Swift Punishment Famous Gorilla Inveterate Thieves Quick Retreat The Orang-outang Arms Longer Than Legs Formidable Foe Pursuit of the Orang-outan Swinging Easily from Tree to Tree Expert Climber Hiding Among th, Leaves The Young O rang A Motherly Goat Clever Monkey Saucy Pet A Little Thief An Animal Very Human.
CHAPTER NINE A FAMOUS AFRICAN HUNTER: Thrilling Incidents in the Life of Baldwin A Man of Rare Attainments Bold Hunter Kaffirs and Hottentots Terrible Drought Two Stately Giraffes A Rickety Old Wagon Trouble With an Ancient Musket Greedy Kaffir Hostile Natives Loud Talk and Bluster The Land for Brilliant Sport Troop of Elephants The Buffalo and Rhinoceros Bright and Burning Sun Story of a Little African Swimming a Turbid River In Pursuit of a Huge Elephant Crashing Through the Thicket Hunter Charged by an Elephant Fat Meat and Half-starved Natives Immense Beasts Disappear Like Magic Canoes Upset and their Crews Drowned Race of Savages Always at War Covetous Chief An Open Air Dinner Kaffir Girls for Waiters Description of Kaffir Beauties Roasted Giraffe for Dinner An Unscrupulous Rascal In Pursuit of Elands Riding at a Slashing Pace Floundering Among Pit-falls Another Encounter With Elephants Perilous Situation In Close Contact With an Immense Beast Shots That Went Home A Famous Bird Pathetic Death of a Dog Combats With Tigers Exciting Events in the Jungle Indiscriminate Combat Savage Charge by a Buffalo Caught Among Prickly Thorns Beast -that Cannot Be Driven Chase of the Giraffe Unique Animal Eyes of Wonderful Beauty Elegant Roan Antelope Crisis of Fate A Herd of Harrisbucks The Plumed Ostrich Ingenious Method of Getting Water Ostrich Chicks Not Particular as to Food. CHAPTER TEN GALAXY OF RENOWNED EXPLORERS: Great Gorilla Hunter Du Chaillu in the Jungles First Gorilla Captured by a White Man Formidable Monster Ghastly Charms Battle with a Bull Hunter Tossed on Sharp Horns The Camma Tribe A very Sick Man Infernal-looking Doctor Snake Bones and Little Bells Extraordinary Performance to Find the Sorcerer Huge Fraud Andersson in Africa Guides Lose Their Way Lives of the Whole Party at Stake A Search for Water in All Directions Necessity of Returning Without Delay Two Men Exploring the Country for Water Left Behind Suffering of Men and Animals from Thirst Grand and Appalling Conflagration Magnificent Spectacle Cattle One Hundred and Fifty Hours Without a Single Drop of Water Troop of Elephants A Watch by Night Wild Animals at a Water Course Battle Between a Lion and Lion Hunter Dogs and Natives Exciting Hunting Scene One Hundred Natives in the Field Cameron in the Dark Continent Illustrious Explorer Expedition from Sea to Sea Important Discoveries Agreement Between African Explorers Stanley's Fame Assured. Remember folks, this is a 1909 original. This book is 112 years old. Please be sure to add me to your List of Favorite Sellers.Don't miss out on any of my latest listings. NEETMOK BOOKS IS A REGISTERED MEMBER OF EBAYS VERO PROGRAM. When you prepare your listings you generally should use only material text, photographs, etc.
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