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11 Jul 2019 16:30 GMT

A. J. Mounteney-Jephson

Emin Pasha and the Rebellion at the Equator:

a Story of Nine Month's Experiences in the Last of the Soudan Provinces.

Published: Charles Scribner's Sons, Toronto, 1890

Edition: First Canadian edition

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1 volume. Scarce first Canadian edition.

With the Revision and Co-Operation of Henry M. Stanley.

Publishers green cloth covers.

Pictorial cover scene with gilt and black titles.

Gilt title + gilt vignette on spine.

xxiv, 490 pages.

2 photogravure plates.

21 full-page engraved plates.

25 in-text engravings.

Fold-out map + fac-simile of the Mahdi's letter in pocket at rear.

"An engrossing account of Mounteney-Johnson s travels and harrowing

experiences in the Equatorial Province from 1888-89 with Emin Pasha.

He recounts in riveting detail the harsh and unfair treatment he received

while in Emin's territory and indeed of his long imprisonment there. His

book revealed an unknown side of the governor's leadership style in Africa,

one which was weak and ineffective. 'It was not until I had witnessed many

deplorable examples of his weakness and vacillation that I began to lose faith

in his judgment, and it was not until afterwards, when I had conversed frequently

with his people and himself about things in his province, and the repulse of the

Mahdi's forces four years before, that I found out that Emin had only told part of

the story.' Mounteney-Jephson was actually sent on the mission to Emin Pasha by

Henry Stanley who wrote the prefatory letter and also revised and collaborated on

the writing of this book. An important narrative of early English

governing in Equatorial Africa."

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 23 x 16.5
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: moloneytom3@gmail.com
  • Telephone: 0657087803
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