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

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

by Stanley, Henry M

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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.

Synopsis

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.

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Independent Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
036430
Title
In Darkest Africa : or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria (2 Volumes)
Author
Stanley, Henry M
Format/binding
Decorative Cloth
Book condition
Used - Collectible-Very Good (-)
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1890
Keywords
History, adventure, Africa, exploration
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
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shelfwear
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
sunned
Damage done to a book cover or dust jacket caused by exposure to direct sunlight.  Very strong fluorescent light can cause...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]

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