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In Darkest Africa (2 Vols.)

by Stanley, Henry M

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891. Original dark green cloth with gilt lettering and vignette. Debossed outline of Africa with black center on upper cover. Spine ends a little crumpled and minor shelfwear. 3 maps in rear pockets as called for. A nice set of this classic of African adventure. . First American 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 #: WM09130
  • Title: In Darkest Africa (2 Vols.)
  • Author: Stanley, Henry M
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: First American Edition.
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1891


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