Stanley, Henry M. In Darkest Africa. or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria. (Complete in Two Volumes) .
Charles Scribner's Sons, N. Y. 1890 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued
First American Edition . Hardcovers in two volumes. Stanley writes of his last African adventure (1887-89) and his rescue of Emin Pasha from the followers of Mahdi in Southern Sudan. He also writes of his encounter with Pygmies that were still a mystery to the outside world. Two volumes in original green cloth with blind stamp of the African continent on the front of each with gold titles. Gold titles on the spine with a bust of Stanley. Gilding on top edge is dull. Tightly bound and hinges intact. Clean and no writing, bookplates, or owner's names. Volume I, 547 pages, appendix. One map in pocket at rear. Volume II, 540 pages, appendices, index. All maps are present in each volume. The maps in vol. I has some splitting at the folds. All maps in the rear pockets of each volume are coming appart at the seams, due to constant folding and refolding, and to the age of the paper. Over 150 illustrations. The books have shelf rubbing on the edges, but are not through the cloth. No fraying to the cloth. Some discoloration to the green cloth binding. Both volumes were issued without a dust jacket and are in Very Good condition. A nice collectible set. ; Each Volume is 6 1/2 in. x 9 in.