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SOLD IN DARKEST AFRICA, Henry Stanley, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1890. First American Edition. 2 Vols,

IN DARKEST AFRICA, Henry Stanley, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1890. First American Edition. 2 Vols, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1890. 547 & 540 pages, one title page with v small piece missing no loss to text, original bright green cloth with gilt decorations and lettering to spine, indented/embossed map of Africa on front boards, 3 maps pockets. with Two Steel Engravings, One Hundred and Fifty Illustrations and Maps. In 1886, Stanley led the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition to rescue Emin Pasha, the governor of Equatoria in the southern Sudan. King Leopold II of Belgium demanded that Stanley take the longer route, via the Congo river, hoping to acquire more territory and perhaps even Equatoria. After immense hardships and great loss of life, Stanley met Emin in 1888, discovered the Ruwenzori Range and Lake Edward, and emerged from the interior with Emin and his surviving followers at the end of 1890. Clean tight set. Scarce, especially in this condition - $NZ475

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IN DARKEST AFRICA, Henry Stanley, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1890. First American Edition. 2 Vols, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1890. 547 & 540 pages, one title page with v small piece missing no loss to text, original bright green cloth with gilt decorations and lettering to spine, indented/embossed map of Africa on front boards, 3 maps pockets. with Two Steel Engravings, One Hundred and Fifty Illustrations and Maps.  In 1886, Stanley led the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition to rescue Emin Pasha, the governor of Equatoria in the southern Sudan. King Leopold II of Belgium demanded that Stanley take the longer route, via the Congo river, hoping to acquire more territory and perhaps even Equatoria. After immense hardships and great loss of life, Stanley met Emin in 1888, discovered the Ruwenzori Range and Lake Edward, and emerged from the interior with Emin and his surviving followers at the end of 1890. Clean tight set. Scarce, especially in this condition - $NZ475