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IN DARKEST AFRICA; or the The Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria by  Henry M Stanley - First Edition - 1890 - from Borg Antiquarian and Biblio.co.uk

IN DARKEST AFRICA; or the The Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria

by Stanley, Henry M

Condition: Good +


London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1890. First Edition. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. Good +. M. G. Montbard, Forestier, M. Riou, Sydney Hall; M. Barbant; map by Edw. Stanford & John Bolton. Tall 8vos (8 7/8"" x 6 1/4"), 2 Vols., pictorial bright gilt red cloth, author & explorers on frontispieces, with 150 woodcuts illustrations & engravings, 1 large foldout map, foldout table, decorative endpapers & map pastedowns, 529 & 472 pages. Good Plus Copy of an Uncommon title about the famous explorer. Rubbing to extremities of covers; a 1/4" bump in the lower center of the cover of Vol. 1; several dog-eared pages; 1 fold-out map missing from vol.1; the large folio map in vol. 2 has a small 1" tear repaired with scotch tape. A few pages have been roughly opened and have marginal tears.As is often characteristic of large 8vos, Inside hinges are tender but holding nicely: inner rear hinge of vol. 1 split. Overall, an attractive, well illustrated, bright pictorial edition about famous Henry Stanley's explorations. Pages are clean, tight, and bright, though a few have been roughly opened; some are still uncut. Generally, little foxing to engravings.

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 The Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria


  • Bookseller: Borg Antiquarian US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 98
  • Title: IN DARKEST AFRICA; or the The Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria
  • Author: Stanley, Henry M
  • Illustrator: M. G. Montbard, Forestier, M. Riou, Sydney Hall; M. Barbant; map by Edw. Stanford & John Bolton
  • Format/binding: Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Good +
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1890
  • Keywords: England, Africa, Exploration, Cannibals, Fine bindings, illustrationed, woodcuts, engravings
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