In Darkest Africa or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria. With 2 steel engravings and 150 illustrations and maps. In Two Volumes.

New York Charles Scribner's Sons. Toronto. Presbyterian News Company. 1890. 1st Edition. Hardcover. thick8vo, 22.1cm, the first US edition, in 2 volumes, xiv,[1],547 & xvi,540pp., with 2 steel engraved frontis portraits of Stanley, 43 plates & 102 illustrations from engravings, 3 rear folding pocket maps, in the original half-morrocco over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, gilt decorations in gilt ruled panels, the large map in volume one is fragile in the folds, with some separations and neat archival repair, one corner torn (not affecting the image), a fine set. (cgc) A classic of African exploration by the man who found Livingstone. Published shortly after his return to England, Stanley relates the story of his expedition under-taken in March 1886 to relieve Emin Pasha, Governor of the Equatorial Province of Egypt, cut off after the fall of Khartoum. The expedition was carried out through the Congo and proved to be extremely arduous and long with the meeting with Emin Pasha not taking place until April 1888 on the shores of Lake Albert. Of the 646 men that started the expedition, 246 survived. Told with Stanley's dramatic narrative style, the book includes descriptions of the pygmy tribes of the Congo, the discovery of Mount Ruwenzori and Lake Elliot, and much zoological and botanical observations. An attractive set of a classic of African exploration. Item #40292

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