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* GREGORY, John Walter (1864-1932). The Great Rift Valley. Being the Narrative of a Journey to Mount Kenya and Lake Baringo. With some account of the geology, natural history, anthropology, and future prospects of British East Africa. London: John Murray, 1896.
8vo. With chromolithographic frontispiece, 2 folding maps & 20 plates. Original publisher's decorated cloth gilt (corners slightly bumped). Provenance: Francis Hubert Barclay (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. The Great Rift Valley was first described by German Explorer Dr. Gustav Fischer, and Gregory followed to carefully study and explore the valley. He was a naturalist at the British Museum, and the appendices include a natural history of Kenya and the surrounding area. Czech p.67; Neate G63.