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In Darkest Africa

by STANLEY, HENRY M

Condition: First American Edition; deluxe, large-paper issue; one of 250 numbered copies signed by Stanley. Two volumes; publisher's vellum


New York: Scribner's, 1890. First American Edition; deluxe, large-paper issue; one of 250 numbered copies signed by Stanley. Two volumes; publisher's vellum and leather; owner’s signatures in each volume; staining and wear; only a good set. Stanley's fame was made by James Gordon Bennett's commission sending him to search for Livingstone, and he became the most famous explorer of his day. The world is a much smaller and less romantic place than it was over a hundred years ago; explorers hacked their way into the wilderness and faced every imaginable obstacle and danger. These days, blind men are led to the summit of Everest, satellites peer just about anywhere, and as much light can be shed on the interior of Africa as anyplace else.
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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


  • Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 23782P
  • Title: In Darkest Africa
  • Author: STANLEY, HENRY M
  • Book condition: Used - First American Edition; deluxe, large-paper issue; one of 250 numbered copies signed by Stanley. Two volumes; publisher's vellum
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Scribner's
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1890


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