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In Darkest Africa

or the quest, rescue, and retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria.

Stock Code 112318

New York, Scribner's, 1890

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Deluxe edition of Stanley. The deluxe edition of Stanley's remarkable account of his expedition from the East Coast through the heart of Africa to the land of the Nile with extra illustrations not present in the trade edition.

Stanley's final, high-profile mission in Africa: the rescue of Emin Pasha, the German-born physician and naturalist, then governor of the Egyptian province of Equatoria in southern Sudan and under siege by Sudanese led by a Muslim mystic known as the Mahdi. This 1887-1889 expedition went up the Congo, through unexplored deep jungle, to Lake Albert, then south, around Lake Victoria and onward to the coast with the reluctantly rescued Emin Pasha, ending in Zanzibar. Amid numerous disasters and much loss of life, Stanley discovered Lake Edward and the snow-capped Ruwenzori range of mountains, Ptolemy's 'Mountains of the Moon.'

First edition, edition limited to 250 numbered copies each signed by Stanley, 2 volumes, demy 4to., illustrated with 6 etchings and 150 woodcut illustrations and maps including 2 large folding maps, original dark half morocco over vellum gilt boards, top edges gilt, others uncut, usual light discolouration to vellum, small scratch to upper cover vol. 1, a very good set.

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In Darkest Africa

STANLEY, Henry Morton.

Stock code: 112318

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