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In Darkest Africa by  Henry M Stanley - Hardcover - First American Edition - 1890 - from James Graham, Bookseller and Biblio.co.uk

In Darkest Africa

by Stanley, Henry M

Condition: Near Fine


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Two Volumes. Original publisher's half morocco, marbled covers and end papers, all edges gilt, and a very nicely decorated gilt spine. With two steel engraved frontispiece portraits of Stanley, 150 illustrations, three folding maps tucked into pockets in the rear of both volumes. Bookplate remnants on front paste down of Volume 1. Shelf wear to bottom edges of boards, very minor fading to leather, contents fine.
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


  • Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000709
  • Title: In Darkest Africa
  • Author: Stanley, Henry M
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First American Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1890
  • Keywords: jpg


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