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In darkest Africa: or, The quest, rescue, and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria by  Henry M STANLEY - First - 1890 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and Biblio.co.uk

In darkest Africa: or, The quest, rescue, and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria

by STANLEY, Henry M

Condition: Near Fine


1890 1st ed In Darkest Africa Henry Stanley Emin Pasha Expedition Livingstone
"If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all." ― David Livingstone
A rare, first printing of Henry Stanley's 'In Darkest Africa.' Known for his explorations in Africa, he found the Scottish missionary explorer David Livingstone, whom most had assumed had been lost. His acquaintance and continuing expedition with Livingstone led to the expedition for the relief of Emin Pasha, an Ottoman physician. This voyage was notorious for causing the deaths of many of its members to disease and disaster. The events of this expedition were recorded in Stanley's 'In Darkest Africa' in which he was the leader of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition.
Item number: #5347Price: $499
STANLEY, Henry M
In darkest Africa: or, The quest, rescue, and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First edition.
Details: Collation: Complete with all pages2 volumes[xiv], 547; [xvi], 540150 in-text illustrations & mapsReferences: Howgego IV S60; Language: EnglishBinding: Cloth hardcover; tight and secureSize: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 15cm)
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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: or, The quest, rescue, and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria


  • Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 5347
  • Title: In darkest Africa: or, The quest, rescue, and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria
  • Author: STANLEY, Henry M
  • Format/binding: Cloth hardcover; tight and secure
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1890
  • Keywords: 1890 1st ed In Darkest Africa Henry Stanley Emin Pasha Expedition Livingstone rare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian


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