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In Darkest Africa (2 Vols.)

by Henry M. Stanley

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. Green cloth with gilt lettering, Stanley vignette and facsimile signature. Debossed outline of Africa on upper boards. Only light wear on cloth edges and dustiness on page edges, otherwise this set is in outstanding condition. Brown coated endpapers, tissue guarded portrait of Stanley at beginning Vol. 1. All maps present in rear pocket parts and very crisp. Hard to top set of this outstanding work of exploration.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

In Darkest Africa (1890) is Henry M. Stanley’s own account of his last adventure on the African continent. At the turn of that century, the interior of the African continent was largely unknown to the American and European public. With the accounts of great explorers like Stanley, readers became thrilled by stories African expeditions and longed to follow in the footsteps of these explorers. In 1888, Stanley led an expedition to come to the aid of Mehmed Emin Pasha. The two volumes that compose In Darkest Africa; or, The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria are his account of what happened. Read more: Identifying first editions of In Darkest Africa (2 Vols.)


  • Bookseller: The Title Page ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: WN6036
  • Title: In Darkest Africa (2 Vols.)
  • Author: Henry M. Stanley
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1890


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