In Darkest Africa. Henry M. Stanley.
In Darkest Africa
In Darkest Africa
In Darkest Africa
In Darkest Africa
In Darkest Africa
In Darkest Africa
In Darkest Africa

In Darkest Africa

NY: Charles Scribner's, 1890. DeLuxe Ltd to 250 numbered/signed copies. Hardcover. or the Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. 1890 NY Two volumes: 429 and 472 pp. Edition de luxe limited to 250 numbered copies signed by Stanley. 6 etchings, 150 woodcut ill, 3 folding maps. Stanley was interested in establishing a British Protectorate in East Africa and at the same time trying to rescue the Governor of the Equatorial Province in Egypt. Stanley arranged to travel up the Congo and then to Albert N'yanza, a horrible, hazardous journey. Eventually reaching his goal, during the equally perilous return trip Stanley discovered the Mountains of the Moon (Ruwenzori) and a new lake that he named Lake Albert. Only slightly over 1/3 of the original group returned alive. This is considered one of the greatest accounts of travel writing, especially of African exploration. Printed on thick deckle edged paper and bound in half gilt black leather over thick gilt vellum boards. The set is in usually nice condition, the leather showing very little wear, the raised spine bands show no wear and the corners only the tiniest bit of wear. The vellum boards are lightly soiled but much cleaner than usual. The text block is fine. Overall a solid VG+ to near fine set. See pictures on our website. VG+ to near Fine. Item #4518

Price: $9,750.00