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In Darkest Africa (Volumes 1 & 2) by Henry M. Stanley - First Edition - 1890-01-01 - from SequiturBooks and Biblio.co.uk

In Darkest Africa (Volumes 1 & 2)

by Henry M. Stanley

Condition: Very Good


Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volume set. Bound in publisher's green cloth, with black Africa emboss and facsimile of Stanley's signature on front. Portrait gilt vignette of Stanley on spines. Minor rubbing to covers. 22 cm. Good bindings and covers. xiv, 547; xvi, 540 pp., frontispiece, one hundred and fifty woodcut illustrations. Only the large folding map present in the rear pocket. No maps present in volume 2. Clean, unmarked pages. Minor shelf wear. This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.
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 (Volumes 1 & 2)




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