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In Darkest Africa or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatorial (2 volumes)
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington Limited, London 1890 - (xvi),(1)-529 & (xvi),(1)-472 Pp. Two steel-engraved portrait frontispieces, two photogravure plates on India paper, mounted, 36 wood-engraved plates on India, mounted, 6 etchings by M.G. Montbard signed by the artist in pencil. First edition, edition de luxe, number 90 of 250 copies signed by Stanley. Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing, especially his account of the tortuous 450-mile passage through the dense Ituri rain forest. Stanley's dealings with Emin Pasha, who proved singularly resistant to being "rescued", his abandonment of his own rear column and his wider motives for his mission have all come under suspicion then and since, but the book remains a classic of African exploration. 4 coloured maps and plans; the 1 larger folding maps mounted on linen. [I folding map missing] Original dark brown half morocco, japon on bevelled boards with the title, flag of Emin Pasha and Stanley's signature to the upper boards gilt, gilt lettered spines, top edges gilt First edition, edition de luxe, number 90 of 250 copies signed by Henry Stanley. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Schooner Books Ltd.(ABAC/ALAC)]
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