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In Darkest Africa : or, The quest, rescue and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria (2 Volumes) by  Henry M Stanley - Hardcover - 1890 - from Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB and Biblio.co.uk

In Darkest Africa : or, The quest, rescue and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria (2 Volumes)

by Stanley, Henry M

Condition: VG all around with only a hint of shelf wear.


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. Hardcover. VG all around with only a hint of shelf wear.. Both volumes: textured green cloth; map of Africa; gilt lettering. No dust jackets. Vol. I: xiv; 547 pp. with bw frontis (tissue guarded) and several bw plates/illustrations; 1 folding map in back pocket; Vol. II: xvi, 540 pp. with bw frontis (tissue guarded) and several bw plates/illustrations; 2 folding maps in back pocket. Heavy at 7 pounds and will require extra postage. Stanley's classic about Africa. "Henry Morton Stanley was a Welsh-American journalist and explorer who had made his name after 'finding' Dr David Livingstone, a Scottish missionary and explorer who the western world had lost contact with while on an expedition to discover the source of the Nile. After 'finding' Livingstone, Stanley continued to explore the continent; between 1886 and 1890 he led the expedition for the relief of Emin Pasha. In Darkest Africa (1890) is his account as leader of the controversial Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. - from the British Library.
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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