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In Darkest Africa

by STANLEY, Henry M

Condition: Very good


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First Edition. Leatherbound. Very good. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First Edition. Leatherbound. 2 volumes. Bound in 3/4 blue Morocco with all edges gilt, raised bands, and gilt panels. Also features 2 steel engravings and 150 illustrations & maps!
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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




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