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In Darkest Africa by H.M. Stanley 1st Ed. w/ Maps
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Offered for sale is a RARE First Edition complete 2 Volume set of "In Darkest Africa" by H.M. Stanley and published in 1890. Perhaps no adventurer is more closely connected with Africa than Lord Stanley, whose various expeditions did more to reveal the nature of that continent than any modern explorer. His 1887 mission to relieve the besieged governor of Egypt, his last mission to Africa, ended miserably when Stanley arrived only to learn that the governor did not care to be relieved, but instead was angry at the Englishman for interfering in his affairs. This account contains the harrowing details of Stanley’s journey through the nearly impenetrable Ituri, or Great Congo, Forest, which he traversed not once but three times over the course of his travels. The conditions were brutal; sometimes the expedition could achieve no more than three or four hundred yards an hour. Along the way Stanley compiled important data on the Pygmies and discovered the Ruwenzori, or “Mountains of the Moon.” The perilous journey nearly cost Stanley his life, and only a third of the men with whom he set out returned alive. The books are in good condition. The original maps are included. The books measure 6.5" x 9".
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In Darkest Africa by H.M. Stanley 1st Ed. w/ Maps

Estimate $300 - $600
Jun 02, 2018
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0143: In Darkest Africa by H.M. Stanley 1st Ed. w/ Maps

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Est. $300 - $600Starting Price $25
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Lot 0143 Details

Description
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Offered for sale is a RARE First Edition complete 2 Volume set of "In Darkest Africa" by H.M. Stanley and published in 1890. Perhaps no adventurer is more closely connected with Africa than Lord Stanley, whose various expeditions did more to reveal the nature of that continent than any modern explorer. His 1887 mission to relieve the besieged governor of Egypt, his last mission to Africa, ended miserably when Stanley arrived only to learn that the governor did not care to be relieved, but instead was angry at the Englishman for interfering in his affairs. This account contains the harrowing details of Stanley’s journey through the nearly impenetrable Ituri, or Great Congo, Forest, which he traversed not once but three times over the course of his travels. The conditions were brutal; sometimes the expedition could achieve no more than three or four hundred yards an hour. Along the way Stanley compiled important data on the Pygmies and discovered the Ruwenzori, or “Mountains of the Moon.” The perilous journey nearly cost Stanley his life, and only a third of the men with whom he set out returned alive. The books are in good condition. The original maps are included. The books measure 6.5" x 9".
Condition
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For a complete representation of condition and for additional images please call 800-686-4216. It is the buyer’s responsibility to view each image and preview the item to determine condition.

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