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The Congo and the Founding of Its Free State: a Story of Work and Exploration by  Henry M Stanley - First Edition - 1885 - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 019953)

The Congo and the Founding of Its Free State: a Story of Work and Exploration

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The Congo and the Founding of Its Free State: a Story of Work and Exploration

by Stanley, Henry M

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London: Sampson, Low, Marsto, Searle & Rivington, 1885. First Edition. Octavo. In two volumes, 528, 483pp., 32 pages publisher's ads. A full account of Stanley's five years of prodigious industry in founding the Congo Free State and setting it on its feet for Leopold II of Belgium. Illustrated with over one hundred full-page and smaller illustrations, two large folding maps in rear pockets and several smaller maps, lacks the last page of the preface. Handsomely bound by Bayntun in 3/4 dark brown crushed morocco over brown cloth, raised bands with compartments lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt, top edges gilt. While it lacks the last page of the preface, this set is in remarkable condition. Very nice.

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Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
019953
Title
The Congo and the Founding of Its Free State: a Story of Work and Exploration
Author
Stanley, Henry M
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Sampson, Low, Marsto, Searle & Rivington
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1885
Keywords
Africa Congo Maps
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Africa;
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Alcuin Books located in Old Town Scottsdale is a store with 15,000 serious books for the collector or scholar. We have ample parking in front of the store for those who wish to browse our holdings.

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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
First Edition
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Cloth
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octavo
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raised band(s)
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edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
morocco
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