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IN DARKEST AFRICA; or, The Quest, Rescue, And Retreat Of Emin, Governor Of Equatoria (2 volume set, complete; Deluxe Limited Edition, SIGNED) by  Henry M Stanley - Deluxe edition - 1890 - from Frey Fine Books and Biblio.co.uk

IN DARKEST AFRICA; or, The Quest, Rescue, And Retreat Of Emin, Governor Of Equatoria (2 volume set, complete; Deluxe Limited Edition, SIGNED)

by Stanley, Henry M

Condition: Very Good


London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1890. Deluxe edition. Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Deluxe Limited Edition (Demy Quarto Edition de Luxe), this being #92 of 250 numbered copies. 2 volume set, complete. A Very Good set. 4to., [Vol.1] 529; [Vol.2] 472 pp., illustrated with frontispieces, 44 plates (6 of them etchings signed by the artist), text drawings, and 5 maps (1 of which is a large, folding map). Bound in half brown morocco and vellum, with title, flag design and author's signature in gilt on the front boards. Top edge gilt. SIGNED by Stanley on the limitation page. Some edge wear on the leather. The vellum boards are soiled. Matching book plates of F. W. Sykes, Esq. Dust soiling to the text block's fore edge. Some light, monor foxing to the frontispieces and some maps. Very Good. *** Expedited and international shipping only, will require additional postage.
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 (2 volume set, complete; Deluxe Limited Edition, SIGNED)




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