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IN DARKEST AFRICA (in 3 volumes complete)

by Stanley, Henry M

Condition: Very Good


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First American Edition. 8vo. In 3 volumes, complete. With 2 steel engravings and over 150 illustrations and maps. Two large and one folding map have been professionally strengthen at their folds, so that they are complete usable, as these maps are often not. A separate map volume was created, matching the two original volumes, to hold them. The two original volumes are newly hinged and restored by a fine bookbinder. Volume I has a steel engraving of Stanley, protective tissue, 547 pp. Volume II has a second engraved portrait of Stanley, protective tissue, 540 pp. Stamp of previous owner to title pp. and verso of free front endpapers. Very good.. First American Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Illustrated. 8vo.
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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 (in 3 volumes complete)




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