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 pockets. xiv + 547pp. and xvi + 540pp., tall thick 8vo, original green pictorial cloth; inner front hinges mended, cloth rubbed, front endpaper and fronts of volume 1 dampstained. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First American Edition. A very 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
Condition: very good
Book ID: 247948