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Stanley | Henry M.

In Darkest Africa

First American Edition


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First American edition of In Darkest Africa, with laid-in signature of the author, Henry M. Stanley.

Octavo, [two volumes], xiv, [2], 547pp; xvi, 540pp. Three-quarter brown morocco with marbled boards. Title in gilt on spines with decorative gilt bands and compartments. All edges gilt. Complete with frontispiece portraits in both volumes and 43 full-page illustrations as listed. Includes 3 fold-out maps, housed in pockets at rear of volumes. Maps all in near fine condition, delicate at folds, with some small closed tears. Bookseller’s label affixed to rear pastedown of Volume I. (Hosken 189) An attractive set. Clipped signature of Henry M. Stanley laid in Volume I, with Certificate of Authenticity from RR Auction, November 2011.

Sir Henry Stanley was famous for his exploration of central Africa. This book recounts his journey to relieve Emin Pasha, the besieged Governor of Equatoria. The book was an international best seller, selling 150,000 copies shortly after publication in 1890.

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New York


Charles Scribner's Sons


First American Edition

Date Published



Leather bound


Near Fine


Stanley | Henry M.

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