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In Darkest Africa: or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria

by STANLEY, Henry M

Condition: good


New York: Scribner, 1890. First. hardcover. good. 2 volumes. Steel-engraved frontispiece portraits, and 150 illustrations, many full-page. 3 folding maps, loose as issued in rear pockets; as usual starting to seperate at folds . xiv + 547; xvi + 540 pages. Thick 8vos, original green pictorial cloth; bindings rubbed inner hinges mended, first volume has dampstaining on frontispiece portrait otherwise visible only on bottom edges of unopened pages. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First American Edition. A good set. Account of Stanley's expedition to rescue Emin Pasha. The expedition "accomplished great things; it had made notable additions to African geography and ethnology.... Stanley called for the highest qualities of leadership" (--DNB). This immensely popular account was published simultaneously in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch.
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




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