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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. 119334
    STANLEY, Henry Morton. Through the Dark Continent,

    London : 1878

    First edition of Stanley's account of his controversial Trans-African Expedition of 1874-7, the "largest African expedition ever seen and one of the most celebrated of all African expeditions of the nineteenth century" (ODNB). Exploring equatorial Africa and, in particular, the Great Lakes regions, Stanley finally dispelled Livingstone's notion that... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 119334

  2. 119331
    STANLEY, Henry Morton. The Congo and the Founding of its Free State.

    London : 1885

    First edition, scarce in the cloth, and less commonly encountered than the first US edition, published the same year. "Although it did not involve any significant geographical discoveries, Stanley considered his work on the Congo to be among the most important of his life. His book The Congo and the Founding of its Free State promoted what he called... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 119331

  3. 135768
    STANLEY, Henry Morton. In Darkest Africa.

    London : 1890

    First edition of Stanley's famous account of his 1886-9 expedition to relieve Emin Pasha, the governor of Equatoria who was supposedly besieged by Mahdist forces. Stanley's dealings with Emin Pasha (who proved resistant to being "rescued"), his abandonment of his own rear column, and his wider motives for his mission have all come into question then... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 135768

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    STANLEY, Henry Morton. In Darkest Africa

    London : 1890

    First edition, edition de luxe, number 117 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... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 130411

  5. In Darkest Africa.
    STANLEY, Henry Morton. In Darkest Africa.

    London : 1890

    First edition of Stanley's famous account of his 1886-9 expedition to relieve Emin Pasha, the governor of Equatoria who was supposedly besieged by Mahdist forces. Stanley's dealings with Pasha (who proved 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... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 130744

  6. In Darkest Africa
    STANLEY, Henry Morton. In Darkest Africa

    London : 1890

    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... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 103759

  7. 114844
    STANLEY, Henry M. In Darkest Africa

    New York : 1890

    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... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 114844

  8. Subscription Form for the Livingstone Memorial at Chitambo's, British Central Africa.
    STANLEY, Henry Morton. Subscription Form for the Livingstone Memorial at Chitambo's, British Central Africa.

    1899

    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... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 43983

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