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[STANLEY, Henry Morton].

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.

Stock Code
98704
[London, privately printed, 1890
£3,500

A scarce memorial of Stanley's last expedition. Following the printed title, the text consists of a list of the Committee and honorary Stewards, eulogies on Stanley and the four other expedition members, a description of the Stanley Memorial shield, the menu, toast list and programme of music, and finally a list of those 'present at the banquet.' In 1890 a complimentary Dinner was given in London to Sir Henry Morton Stanley after his return from the Emin Pasha Relief Expediiton.

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Description

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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