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In Darkest Africa ( 2 Volumes)

by STANLEY, HENRY M

Condition: Very Good +


New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1890. First American Edition. Two volumes. 8vo, xiv, 547; xvi, 540. Bound in 3/4 leather over marbled boards. Gilt lettering to spines and gilt decorated compartments. Edges of boards rubbed, spines also rubbed and scuffed, more so at the head. All edges gilt. Blanks and frontis engravings lightly foxed, books otherwise clean throughout. Bindings are tight and square. 3 folding maps present in the rear pockets and in very good condition. Numerous illustrations througout. A nice set. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good +.
Multi-volume Set

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 Volumes)




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