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IN DARKEST AFRICA: or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria. 2 volumes

by STANLEY, Henry M

Condition: Very Good


New York: Scribner's, 1890. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 maps in pockets, woodcuts. Octavos,8vos; 547, 540 pages, green cloth, all edges gilt, front hinge v.1 repaired; short tears to margins of map 1, small puncture at top joint of vol. 2. Note: Protective Association stamp 65362.

Stanley, who found Livingstone, and traversed Lake Victoria Nyanza, and relieved Emin Pasha, was knighted by Queen Victoria. 3 maps in pockets, 150 woodcuts
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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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