In Darkest Africa, or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria.
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1890
Description: 2 volumes. Steel-engraved frontispiece portraits, and 150 illustrations, many full-page. 3 folding maps, loose as issued in rear pockets. Tall thick 8vo, original green pictorial cloth (bindings scuffed). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First American Edition. A good set.
Comments: Account of Stanley's expedition to rescue Emin Pasha. The expedition "accomplished great things; it had made notable additions to African geography and ethnology.... Stanley called for the highest qualities of leadership" (--DNB). This immensely popular account was published simultaneously in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch.Binding: hardcover
Book ID: 240323