The American testimonial banquet to Henry M. Stanley.
In recognition of his heroic achievements in the cause of humanity, science and civilization and a greeting to his chief officers. Portman Rooms, London. May 30th 1890.
[London, privately printed, 1890.]
First edition; 8vo, with a tipped-in photograph and an autograph letter by Stanley, 12 printed leaves, on green or blue paper, mounted on thick white card. With photographic portraits of Stanley, W.G. Stairs, Thomas Heazle Parke, Robert Henry Nelson, and A.J. Mounteney-Jephson by Henry van de Weyde, London, mounted on 5 leaves, with two further photographic prints showing the Stanley Testimonial Shield and medallions designed by Henry Wellcome, both mounted on one page. Original calf, upper cover embossed with the shield of the United States emblazoned with the name 'Stanley', and with the American eagle above, white-and-gold patterned endpapers, gilt edges, neatly rebacked, a very good copy.
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