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    African Exploration at Its Best

    [African Exploration]. Two Legendary Narratives of African Exploration, including: David Livingstone. Perilous Adventures and Extensive Discoveries in the Interior of Africa, from the Personal Narrative of David Livingstone, LL. D., D.C.L., Together with The Remarkable Success and Important Results of the Herald-Stanley Expedition, as Furnished by H. M. Stanley, Esq... Philadelphia & Boston: Hubbard Bros., [1872]. First edition. Twelvemo. 598 pages plus four-page publisher's catalog. Publisher's maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and black. Moderate wear to the cloth, most noticeable at the spine ends. Some rubbing to the spine gilt. Dust-soiling to textblock edges. Overall, a tight copy in near fine condition. [and:] Henry M. Stanley. In Darkest Africa. Or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891. First edition, later printing after 1890. Two octavo volumes. 547 and 540 pages, respectively. Publisher's green cloth with black and gilt titles and decorations, with the shape of Africa stamped into the front board of each volume. Three loose fold-out maps stored in the pockets at the rear pastedowns of each volume. Minor shelf wear with mildly rubbed corners. Volume I slightly over-opened after the title page. Rear hinge of Volume I tender. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to the front pastedown of Volume I. Gilt to each volume lightly rubbed. Smallest map with some paper loss. Overall, a very good set of Stanley's great adventure across the Dark Continent.

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