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Stanley Henry M
HOW I FOUND LIVINGSTONE. Travels, Adventures, and Discoveries in Central Africa, Including Four Months' Residence With Dr. Livingstone
London Sampson, Low, Marston and Company 1872. First Edition, First Printing. With an original and very early photographic image of Stanley as a frontispiece with printed signature, 28 full page illustrations, 25 illustrations in the text, 6 maps and plans, including one very large folding map Eastern Central Africa and three others which are also folding. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original reddish cloth elaborately and pictorially decorated in gilt and black in all-over designs on the upper cover and spine panel. xxiii, 736, 8 pp ads. A very good and solid copy of this handsome book, unusually sturdy, the cloth showing only some minor expected age-wear and a little separation at the rear hinge, internally clean and fresh and in quite excellent condition. SCARCE TRUE FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT BOOKS OF 19TH CENTURY EXPLORATION, AND THE LANDMARK BOOK ON AFRICA THAT SECURED STANLEY’S REPUTATION. The text of the first edition was often reprinted and remains to this day one of the consummate works in the historical interpretation of most important Victorian English forays and explorations of Africa . The quest to recover David Livingstone is one of the most famous travel adventures and manhunts in history. By 1870, Livingstone had been missing for long enough that it was generally accepted that he had died somewhere in Central Africa. However, James Gordon Bennett, proprietor of the "New York Herald," was convinced that Livingstone was still alive, and dispatched a richly laden H.M. Stanley to find him. Stanley embarked on his quest on March 12, 1871, and after o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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