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In Darkest Africa; or, The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. With two steel engravings and one hundred and fifty illustrations and maps by  Henry M STANLEY - Hardcover - 1891 - from Bartlebys Books and Biblio.co.uk

In Darkest Africa; or, The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. With two steel engravings and one hundred and fifty illustrations and maps

by STANLEY, Henry M

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891. Reprint (first published the previous year). 8vo. 2 volumes: xiv, 547; xvi, 540 pp. Illustrated, plates, maps, two large folding color maps in rear pockets. "Relief of Emin Pasha who had been cut off after the fall of Khartoum (1885) by the fanatical force of the Mahdi ... this adventure, with descriptions of the forest and its animal life, as well as both vivid and valuable ethnological data regarding the Pigmy tribes ... on his way from the vast shadow where so many of his men had met death (only a third survived the expedition), Stanley discovered Ruwenzori or 'Mountains of the Moon'" (DAB). Endpapers neatly replaced in volume 1, else a fine bright copy. Original gilt-stamped decorated green cloth. (#4722).


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. With two steel engravings and one hundred and fifty illustrations and maps




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