Stanley’s lively account, written whilst special correspondent for the New York Herald, of the British Expedition against the Ashantis in Africa under Sir Garnet Wolesley in 1874. It also details the British Campaign in Abyssinia. Lord Wolesley was struck by Stanley’s courage and considered him “amongst the bravest of my brave comrades”.
First edition, 8vo., xiv, 510pp., 17 full-page wood-engraved plates including 2 portrait frontispieces, 2 folding maps, 12 illustrations in text, contemporary red half morocco gilt, marbled sides and edges, a fine copy.
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