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SA Auction #99 begins on 02 Jun 2022

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Stanley, Henry M

In Darkest Africa (2 vols)

Or the Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equitoria

Published: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London, 1890

Edition: Fourth

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"With one hundred and fifty woodcut illustrations and maps"

Red cloth-boards with gilt and black design and lettering to the upper face and spine; spine repaired with red skivertex and original spine cover laid down; green printed endpapers, strengthened with white tape at the spine; new scarlet head- and tail-bands.

Vol I. Monochrome engraved frontispiece with tissue-guard, xvi + 529 pp of prelims, text, appendix and index, with 12-fold colour map inserted at front, 14 other inserted engravings and numerous other engravings in the text.

Vol II. Monochrome engraved frontispiece portrait and signature of the author, xvi + 472 pp of prelims, text, appendixes and index, 3 folding and other inserted colour maps, 22 other inserted full-page engravings and numerous other engravings in the text.


  • The overall condition, including the cover repairs, is very good
  • All the engravings - plates and in the text - are fine
  • Most of the first folding map in Vol II is missing; the set is otherwise complete, unmarked except for ownership signatures and undiscoloured except for occasional light foxing to early text pages
  • Binding Condition: Very Good (repaired)
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 200 x 125 x 70; 2,5 kg
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft (South Africa), SWIFT (rest of world), of or $ checks for US or Australian buyers
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

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