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In Darkest Africa: or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria.  Int Two Volumes by  Henry M Stanley - First US Edition - 1890 - from Resource Books, LLC and Biblio.com

In Darkest Africa: or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. Int Two Volumes

by Stanley, Henry M

Condition: Good


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First American edition, 1890. Good to very good condition, externally somewhat worn but sound and internally much better, maps very good. Stanley's African exploration classic, illustrated throughout in black and white, with three folding maps in rear pockets. Green cloth with silhouette of the continent blindstamped onto each cover, gilt lettering, 547 plus 540 pages. Covers rubbed with some light colored spotting, good hinges, sound text blocks, a personal bookplate inside each front cover, no other names or markings.. First US Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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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.

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