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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Stanley, Henry Morton
'IN DARKEST AFRICA; OR THE QUEST, RESCUE, AND RETREAT OF EMIN, GOVERNOR OF EQUATORIA'. NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 1890
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Stanley, Henry Morton
'IN DARKEST AFRICA; OR THE QUEST, RESCUE, AND RETREAT OF EMIN, GOVERNOR OF EQUATORIA'. NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 1890
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Stanley, Henry Morton
'IN DARKEST AFRICA; OR THE QUEST, RESCUE, AND RETREAT OF EMIN, GOVERNOR OF EQUATORIA'. NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 1890
2 volumes, 4to (11 1/4 x 8 7/8 in.; 288 x 225mm). Photogravure frontispieces, titles in red and black, 4 colored maps, 3 of which folding with the 2 largest on linen as issued, 6 etchings by M.G. Montbard signed in pencil, 36 plates, one leaf of autograph facsimile, in-text illustrations; one or two closed marginal tears, closed tear to tissue guard, some toning to plates. Original half morocco and vellum over bevelled boards, upper boards with gilt lettering and central flag fern motif, spines with raised bands in six compartments, second, third, and fourth gilt-lettered, top edges gilt; some spotting to vellum, edges foxed, rubbing to extremities.
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Russell Aitken (bookplate to front pastedown of vol. I) — Christie's New York, 4 April 2003, lot 951

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The Aitken Copy. First American edition, 126 of 250 deluxe Demy Quarto copies signed by Stanley on the limitation page. 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. Stanley's more celebrated African quest was in search of the explorer and missionary David Livingstone.

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