Octavo, 547pp and 540pp. Original green publishers cloth, gilt title on spine, front board with gilt title and impression of Africa. Brown endpapers, with Protective Association stamp on rear endpaper of Volume 1. Multiple B/W plates, with color plate in Volume 2 after page 334. Includes 3 folding maps housed in compartments in each volume. Maps all in very good condition with light splits along seams. Light shelf wear to cloth covers, but overall an excellent copy.
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.