Stanley | In darkest Africa, 1890, 2 volumes
BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108
STANLEY, HENRY MORTON
In darkest Africa or the quest, rescue, and retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria. London: Sampson Low, Marston [&c.], 1890
LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 151 OF 250 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, 2 volumes, 4to (288 x 218mm.), 4 coloured maps, 3 folding, photogravure frontispieces, 6 etchings by M.G. Montbard, and 36 plates, one leaf of autograph facsimile, illustrations, original dark brown half morocco over vellum boards, top edges gilt, uncut, vellum slightly soiled
Stanley's expedition to rescue the Ottoman-German naturalist and one-time governor of Equatoria Emin Pasha set out in January 1887. Following a particularly treacherous and difficult route which included a five-month journey through the Ituri rain forest and having lost two-thirds of the party, Stanley eventually convinced Emin Pasha to leave Equatoria in 1889.
The six etchings by M.G. Montbard were specially prepared for this edition-de-luxe, and each is signed in pencil by the artist.
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