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In Darkest Africa : Or, the Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria (2 Volumes)

by Henry M. Stanley

Condition: Very Good


New York : Chas. Scribner's Sons, 1890-01-01. Leather Bound. Very Good. New York : Chas. Scribner's Sons. 1890. First American Edition. 2 v. : front., ill., plates, ports., maps. (some col.) ; 23 cm. Quarter bound in red calf skin leather with gilt lettering on spine. Corners bound. Marbled boards. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Slight rubbing to boards. Bumping to corners. Clean, unmarked pages. 150 woodcut illustrations and maps throughout.
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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 (2 Volumes)




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