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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 (SKU: 180612013)

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

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

by Stanley, Henry M

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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.

Synopsis

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.

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
180612013
Title
In Darkest Africa: or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria
Author
Stanley, Henry M
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
Deluxe Limited Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington Limited
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1890
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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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vellum
Vellum is a sheet of specialty prepared skin of lamb, calf, or goat kid used for binding a book or for printing and writing. ...[more]
quarto
The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]

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