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In Darkest Africa
New York - Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891. New York - Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An account of the expedition to rescue Emin Pasha, the governor of Equatoria, by the famous Welsh explorer and journalist Sir Henry Morton Stanley. Second US edition. Sir Henry Morton Stanley, was famous for his exploration of Africa and his search for David Livingstone. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley allegedly uttered the now-famous greeting, Dr. Livingstone, I presumeIn 1886, Stanley led the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition to rescue Emin Pasha, the governor of Equatoria in the southern Sudan. King Leopold II demanded that Stanley take the longer route, via the Congo river, hoping to acquire more territory and perhaps even Equatoria. After immense hardships and great loss of life, Stanley met Emin in 1888, charted the Ruwenzori Range and Lake Edward, and emerged from the interior with Emin and his surviving followers at the end of 1890. But this expedition tarnished Stanley's name because of the conduct of the other Europeans: British gentlemen and army officers. An army major was shot by a carrier, after behaving with extreme cruelty. James Jameson, heir to an Irish whiskey manufacturer, bought an eleven-year old girl and offered her to cannibals in order to document and sketch how she was cooked and eaten. Stanley only found out when Jameson had died of fever. With forty-five plates throughout and three coloured folding maps tucked into pockets on the rear pastedowns of the books (collated complete). Complete in two volumes. Condition: In decorative green cloth bindings. Externally smart, though with some bumping and marks, with some wear to the heads of the spines. Internally, generally firmly bound, although loosening in places, with the front few pages of volume II detached. Front hinges tender. Previous owner's ink stamp to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, with just some light marginal age-toning and the odd spot. Some closed tears to the maps. Generally a very bright copy of a notoriously hard book to find in acceptable conition. Overall: GOOD..
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