Limited to 250 Numbered Copies Signed by the Author

    Henry M. Stanley. In Darkest Africa or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria. London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, Limited, 1890.

    Demy Quarto Edition de Luxe, limited to 250 numbered copies signed by the author on a special limitation page bound in front. Two quarto volumes. xv, 529; xv, 472 pages. With six etched plates signed in pencil by G. Montbard, and 150 woodcut illustrations. Four maps, three of which are folding; one is linen-backed. Titles printed in red and black. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Stanley printed on India paper. Satin book marks.

    Original dark brown half morocco over vellum boards with the title, the flag of Emin Pasha, and Stanley's signature stamped in gilt to boards and spines. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Moderate edge wear to boards. Minor spotting to vellum, with an abrasion to the vellum on the front board of Volume I. Minor offsetting to the preliminary pages, light foxing to frontispieces, and moderate browning to the untrimmed edges. Else, a handsome set in very good condition.

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    After the fall of Khartoum to the Muhdists in 1885, the only organized Egyptian force left in the Country was under the leadership of Eduard Schnitzer, a German naturalist, usually known as Emin Pasha. It was decided to send an expedition, led by Stanley, to his aid. The expedition largely met with disaster - over half its personnel perished. Much difficulty was experienced in persuading Emin Pasha to leave, but finally the remaining party marched to the coast of East Africa. The expedition was instrumental in the foundation of British East Africa and resulted in the discovery by Western forces of the Ruwenzori Mountains, Lake Albert Edward Nyanza, and the East African pygmies.

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