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STANLEY, HENRY M.
IN DARKEST AFRICA, OR THE QUEST, RESCUE, AND RETREAT OF EMIN GOVERNOR OF EQUATORIA
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1890. 230 x 150 mm. (9 x 6"). Two volumes. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. PUBLISHER'S DELUXE DARK BROWN MOROCCO, decorated in gilt and blind, upper covers with blind-ruled frame and gilt titling, raised bands, spines with blind-stamped panels and gilt titling, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With two steel-engraved portrait frontispieces and 150 illustrations and maps, 43 of these full-page, and three color folding maps housed in pockets on the rear pastedown of the volumes. A breath of wear to corners and a tiny scratch to upper cover of volume I, spines just a touch sunned, frontispiece and titles slightly toned and offset, with a couple of isolated instances of foxing, but both volumes IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION, as well preserved as one could hope to find. Offered here in an almost startling state of preservation, this is a copy of the first American edition of the account of the expedition Stanley undertook from January, 1887 to December, 1889. The expedition's ostensible purpose was to relieve the besieged Emin Pasha, governor of the Equatorial Province of Egypt, but its unstated purpose was to work on behalf of William Mackinnon, chairman of the British India Steam Navigation Company, to establish a British protectorate in East Equatorial Africa. Although neither goal was actually achieved, Stanley's efforts, which included marching for 160 days through unremittingly dense jungle, were nevertheless the stuff of pith helmet legend (of the 646 men who entered Africa with Stanley, 400 perished during the course of the … [Click Below for Full Description]
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