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THROUGH The DARK CONTINENT or The Sources of the Nile Around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean.  In Two Volumes by  Henry M Stanley - Hardcover - 1st US edition - 1878 - from Tavistock Books, ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

THROUGH The DARK CONTINENT or The Sources of the Nile Around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean. In Two Volumes

by Stanley, Henry M

Condition: Spines sunned & worn, as are the binding extremities. Vol I with brown cloth tape to hinges. Some folded maps with tears a


New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1878. 1st US edition. Original publisher's brown half leather binding with marbled boards, edges & eps. Spines sunned & worn, as are the binding extremities. Vol I with brown cloth tape to hinges. Some folded maps with tears along folds. Occasional stain to paper. A Good set.. 2 volumes: xiv, 522; ix, [1 (blank)], 566 pp. Profusely illustrated with 10 maps [complete] & 150 wood engravings. 8vo.


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 THROUGH The DARK CONTINENT or The Sources of the Nile Around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean. In Two Volumes




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