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In Darkest Africa.

by Stanley, Henry M

Condition: Good/Nicknamed "breaker of Rocks" by the Congolese, Stanley brought fine European cruelty and murderous racism to Congo and


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891. Later printing. Good/Nicknamed "breaker of Rocks" by the Congolese, Stanley brought fine European cruelty and murderous racism to Congo and became a hero for it.. 24cm; 2 volumes: xiv, 547; xvi, 540 pages, complete with 2 steel engravings, 43 full-page wood engravings, and 3 folded maps in rear pockets. Numerous in-text wood engravings. Bound in original duotone green cloth stamped with the outline of Africa and titled in gilt. Gilt portrait of Stanley on spines. Remarkably well preserved, with light shelf wear only. Lower hinges tender or splitting. Owner's name in pencil on front pastedown.
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: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 4043
  • Title: In Darkest Africa.
  • Author: Stanley, Henry M
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: Nicknamed "breaker of Rocks" by the Congolese, Stanley brought fine European cruelty and murderous racism to Congo and
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Later printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1891
  • Keywords: Southern Africa Equatorial Africa Congo exploration travel
  • Bookseller catalogs: Journeys and Destinations;


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