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In Darkest Africa or The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor  of Equatoria (Volume II) by  Henry M STANLEY - First Edition - 1890 - from Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB and Biblio.com

In Darkest Africa or The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria (Volume II)

by STANLEY, Henry M

Condition: Very Good


NY:: Charles Scribner's Sons,. Very Good. 1890. Hardcover. Volume II only. Illustrated. Fold-out color map in rear pocket. First edition. Thick octavo, half bound in brown leather, gilt lettering and design along the spine, marbled boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Slightly chipped at the crown of the spine, moderate edge wear, else very good. Binding is solid.; 540 pages .




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