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In Darkest Africa

by Stanley, Henry M

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New York: Charles Scribners , 1890. First Edition. 2 Volumes, tall 8vo, orginal green cloth, gilt titles on front covers and spine, illustrated, including two folding maps in rear pockets, 547, 540 pp. Bindings somewhat faded with wear at extremities and joints, hinges somewhat weak, normal aging; otherwise very good. This title is one of several attributed to the man who found Dr. David Livingstone. While the subject of this set is the resue of Emin Pasha, Govenor of Equatoria, there is considerable discussion of various peoples and places in Africa from the Congo to Zanzibar.
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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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