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

by STANLEY, Henry M

Condition: Used - Very Good


Charles Scribner's Sons. Used - Very Good. TWO VOLUME SET. Hardcover no dj. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of books show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. No Dust Jackets as issued. Green cloth bindings with gilt decorated front panels & lettering to spines. Front hinge on both volumes is fragile. Both vols. slightly cocked. 1 map inside an envelope of Vol. I, VG-nearly fine - 24 fold map "The Great Forest Region showing the Routes of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition from the River Congo to the Victoria Nyanza" by Henry M. Stanley (no date but after 1883). Two maps in envelope inside rear cover of Vol. II, both very good -- 16-fold of the "Route of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition Through Africa"; and the smaller 6-fold map of "Emin Pasha's Province". Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1890. Hardcover no dj.
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 Equitoria




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