First American Edition of Through the Dark Continent by Henry M. Stanley.
Thick octavo, [two volumes], xiv, [10pp maps], 522pp; ix, , 566pp. Three-quarter leather, marbled paper boards. Marbled edges and endpapers. Five raised bands, title in gilt on spine. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text blocks, with rubbing to corners, edges, and boards. Some wear to hinges. Frontispiece portraits in both volumes with tissue covers. Volume I front endpaper starting. Complete with all ten maps; 6 in Volume I and 4 in Volume II. Includes one large fold-out map in rear pocket of each volume, both very good, with wear at folds, both solid.
Illustrated with ten maps and one hundred and fifty woodcuts.