Quarto (two volumes), xv, , 529pp,  (Vol.1), xv, , 472pp, . Brown morocco spine, raised bands, title in gilt on spine, vellum cover with title and flag in gilt. Lightly rubbed vellum boards, professional repair to lower spine of Volume 1. Top edge gilt, uncut edges. 38 mounted plates, three foldout color maps printed on cloth, numerous illustrations mounted in text. Deluxe signed limited edition, number 103 of 250 copies, signed by Henry M. Stanley. Includes 6 etchings, signed by the artist, which are unique to this printing.
Comments: Sir Henry Stanley was famous for his explorations of central Africa. This book recounts his journey to relieve Emin Pasha, the besieged Governor of Equatoria. This book was an international best seller, selling 150,000 copies shortly after publication in 1890.