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In Darkest Africa;  or the Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. by  Henry M Stanley - Hardcover - 1890 - from John Randall (Books of Asia) and Biblio.co.uk

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 & Co., 1890. Subscribers edition Two volumes, 8vo, pp. xv, xxxii, 529; xv, 472, [11 (advertisements), 62 plates, 3 folding coloured maps, with a coloured section, 105 illustrations in the text. A very good copy in original maroon cloth, the upper cover with the author's signature in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Minor rubbing, ring stain on upper cover of volume 2. This edition has 62 plates and Stanley's signature in gilt on the front cloth, whereas the usual first edition has 36, with the cloth decorated with map of Africa. The first volume of this set contains an introduction by J. Scott Keltie on Mr. Stanley's African career with 5 full-page and 1 small illustration not called for in the list of plates.
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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