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

by Stanley, Henry M

Condition: Collectible-VG/No Jacket


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890 In 1886, Stanley led the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition to “rescue” the governor of Equatoria in the southern Sudan. After immense hardships and great loss of life, Stanley emerged from the interior with Emin and his surviving followers at the end of 1890. This is the account of that expedition. Condition notes: Vol 1-547; Vol 2-540 numbered pp; HB. Pages: clean, ivory, tight, brown eps, portrait frontis w/ tissue guard; a.e. sunned, about ½ of the pp of Vol 1 are dampstained. . Cover: dk green, Africa front, gilt titles front/spine; modest shelfwear, extrems modestly worn. Includes 2 of 3 maps in the rear map pockets. Heavy.
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 Volumes)




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