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Henry Morton Stanley
In Darkest Africa - Stanley 2 Vol Set Leatherbound 1890 1st US Edition
Charles Schribner's Sons, 1890. Condition: Good. Very Old Book but in Very Good Condition. In Darkest Africa - Stanley 2 Vol Set Leatherbound 1890 1st US Edition One of the principle writings by one of the greatest explorers of the dark continent. This is considered one of the greatest accounts of travel writing, especially of African exploration. The work is the original report to the Emin Pasha Relief Committee and the funding group for the expedition, one of the most important of all African exploratory adventures. By 1885 Stanley had become deeply interested in the schemes of Mr. (afterwards Sir) William Mackinnon, chairman of the British India Steam Navigation Company, for establishing a British protectorate in East Equatorial Africa, and it was believed that this object could be furthered at the same time that relief was afforded to Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), General Charles Gordon's besieged governor of the Equatoria Province of Egypt, who had been isolated by the Mahdist rising of 1881-1885. Instead of choosing the direct route Stanley decided to go by way of the Congo, as thereby he would be able to render services to the infant Congo State, then encountering great difficulties with the Zanzibar Arabs established on the Upper Congo" (EB). Stanley and Tippoo Tib, the chief of the Congo Arabs, entered into an agreement for the latter to assume governorship of the Stanley Falls station and supply carriers for the Emin relief expedition, and then travelled up the Congo to Bangala together. They parted ways at Stanley Falls and Stanley started his trip toward Albert … [Click Below for Full Description]
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