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STANLEY, Henry Morton.

Rare books on African exploration by Henry Stanley, including first editions and copies in fine bindings of In Darkest Africa.

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  1. Through the Dark Continent.

    Through the Dark Continent.

    Or the Sources of the Nile around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean.
    First US edition of the account of Stanley's controversial trans-African expedition of 1874–7, originally published in the UK earlier the same year. Stanley finally dispelled Livingstone's notion that the "Lualaba was the source of the Nile and vindicated Speke's claim that the lake seen on his expedition with Burton was indeed one of the sources" (Howgego). Learn More
    £875

    Date of Publication: 1878

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 114841

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  2. In Darkest Africa
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    In Darkest Africa

    or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria.
    First edition, edition de luxe, number 199 of 250 copies signed by Stanley. Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing, especially his account of the tortuous 450-mile passage through the dense Ituri rain forest. Stanley's dealings with Emin Pasha, who proved singularly resistant to being "rescued", his abandonment of his own rear column and his wider motives for his mission have all come under suspicion then and since, but the book remains a classic of African exploration. Learn More
    £3,750

    Date of Publication: 1890

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 103759

    Signed: Yes

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  3. In Darkest Africa

    In Darkest Africa

    or, The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria.
    Signed limited edition, one of 250 copies signed by Stanley. In 1886, Stanley led the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition to "rescue" Emin Pasha, the governor of Equatoria in the southern Sudan. King Leopold II 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, charted the Ruwenzori Range and Lake Edward, and emerged from the interior with Emin and his surviving followers at the end of 1890. Learn More
    £7,500

    Date of Publication: 1890

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 99698

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  4. In Darkest Africa

    In Darkest Africa

    Or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria.
    First US edition, first printing. Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered Ottoman governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing, especially his account of the tortuous 450-mile passage through the dense Ituri rain forest. Stanley's dealings with Emin Pasha, who proved singularly resistant to being "rescued", his abandonment of his own rear column and his wider motives for his mission have all come under suspicion then and since, but the book remains a classic of African exploration. Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1891

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 114844

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  5. "Subscription Form for the Livingstone Memorial at Chitambo's, British Central Africa. "

    "Subscription Form for the Livingstone Memorial at Chitambo's, British Central Africa. "

    Stanley's printed appeal for contributions for the raising of a permanent monument on the site of the burial of Livingstone's heart. On his death in 1873 the great missionary's heart had been buried by his loyal followers in a tin box beneath a mpundu tree, before they carried his preserved body to the coast for its return to Britain. The site was lost for 24 years before rediscovered by Capt. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: 1899

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    Stock Code: 43983

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