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IN DARKEST AFRICA: Or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria/Two (2) Volume Set

by Stanley, Henry M

Condition: Very Good/No Dust Jacket


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. Original green cloth covers w/ titles in gilt. Blindstamp of Africa on front cover of both volumes. Bindings moderately soiled and rubbed. Top corners of Vol. 2 bumped. From the library of Theodore G. Croft, Representative from South Carolina, on front pastedowns of both volumes. Title pages age toned. Light scattered foxing. Tiny chip to top edge of title page of Vol. 1. Illust. w/ two steel engravings, and one hundred and fifty illustrations and maps. Includes fold-out maps in rear pocket of both volumes. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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/Two (2) Volume Set




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