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Through South Africa...

being an account of his recent visit to Rhodesia, The Transvaal, Cape Colony, and Natal...

Stock Code 111892

London, Sampson Low, 1898

Original price $4,536.00 - Original price $4,536.00
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Inscribed copy. Rare inscribed copy of Stanley's final book. It consists of articles originally published in the journal, South Africa. Stanley had travelled to South Africa for the opening of the Bulawayo Railway in 1897.

The inscription reads:'The surrender of the Boer king / now completed I recommend the reading / of Chap V of this little book, I would give / a great deal to know the myriad thoughts / of the "choleric & obstinate old man" who / is the chief subject of that chapter / Henry M Stanley / London, June 1902.

The 'choleric & obstinate man' was Paul Kruger whom Stanley met in 1897 and to whom he took a strong dislike. The inscription, to the professional book collector James Young, was made just after the conclusion of the Second Boer War on 31st May, 1902.

First edition. 12mo, xx, 140, portrait frontispiece with Stanley's inscription to recto, 11 photographic plates, folding colour map, original yellow cloth lettered in black, a fine, bright copy.

Provenance

Provenance: James Carlton Young (The Anderson Galleries, New York, 14-15 February 1917, lot 850; unsold and re-offered by Anderson Galleries on 15-16 January 1919 as lot 422, with loosely-inserted clipped catalogue description from that sale annotated in manuscript) – printed [?lot] number label '7898' on upper pastedown; 2. Reputedly in the collection of Quentin Keynes.

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Through South Africa...

STANLEY, Henry Morton.

Stock code: 111892

$4,536.00

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