STANLEY, Henry Morton, Sir, (1841-1904). In Darkest Africa. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1890.
2 volumes, 8vo. Portrait frontispiece, 3 folding maps in rear cover pockets (short tears to folds and crease along outer edge). Original publisher’s pictorial green cloth gilt (slight rubbing).
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of Stanley’s account as leader of the controversial Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1886-1889) in the Congo.
THE RARE SALESMAN’S PROSPECTUS OF THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, comprising of title, selections from the text, representative illustrations, appendix, general index, opinions of the press, publisher's advertisement, and four binding samples (cloth, full morocco, half red morocco, and half brown morocco), mounted on inside covers. The two spine samples on front pastedown and the pages of the blank order register have been removed.
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