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In Darkest Africa: or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria by  Henry M Stanley - Hardcover - Deluxe Limited Edition - 1890 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA and

In Darkest Africa: or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria

by Stanley, Henry M

Condition: Very Good

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington Limited, 1890. Deluxe Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes. Demy quarto edition de luxe. Copy #53 of 250 signed by Henry Stanley. A near fine set with lightly rubbed morocco and vellum, slight lifting to Vol. I's front vellum; internally clean and bright. The finest edition of a classic of exploration literature, luxuriously bound in vellum and dark rich morocco, containing 44 plates (six of them etchings signed by the artist), four maps, one table, and over a hundred illustrations.
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: or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria


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