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Auction #116 begins on 11 Jul 2024

Henry M. Stanley

In Darkest Africa

or The Quest, Rescue and Retreat of EMIN Governor of Equatoria

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

Edition: First edition

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2 volumes. First edition 1890.

A nice bright set.

Original publishers brick red decorative gilt cloth covers.

Decorative endpapers.

A lovely set in clean condition.

Volume I.

xv, 529 pages.

Frontispiece with tissue-guard.

14 full-page + in-text illustrations.

Large fold-out map.

Seam repair to maps.

Volume II.

xv, 472 pages + 2 pages printers adverts.

Frontispiece portrait with tissue-guard.

22 full-page + in-text illustrations.

Large fold-out map [76 x 58 cm].

Seam repair to maps.

Smaller fold-out + in-text map.

"In 1886 Stanley led the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition to rescue Emin Pasha,

the governor of Equatoria  in the southern Sudan. This  was  his  third  journey

into  Africa. Whilst  on  the  way  to  meet  Emin, which  he  finally  did  in  1888,

he 'discovered' the Ruwenzori mountain range and Lake Edward. He emerged from

the interior with Emin and his surviving followers at the end of 1890. Where as

other expeditions by Stanley were deemed to be successes, this expedition was to 

tarnished Stanley's reputation."

Recorded shipping weight 3000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery. 

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 23 x 16 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0657087803
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