38.29 - In Darkest Africa; or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria, two volumes, 1st edition, 1890, by Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, Limited, London
The publication discusses Stanley’s last African expedition. There are 50 woodcut illustrations, 3 foldout maps, 8 vo, original pictorial gilt, 529pp – 472pp. There are two woodcut frontispiece illustrations …….. Volume I, a photogravure of Stanley and party (with tissue guard), Volume II, 36 numbered plates, over 100 wood-engraved text illustrations, and 3 folded color maps with tracks, and one data table. The publication has dark red cloth boards, pictorially stamped title in gilt with gray / black illustration. The spine on both volumes has standing image of Stanley in gold gilt, title and lettering in gold and black. Library stamp inside Volume I front cover; Baptist Missionary Society – Mission House Library – 9167 station. Such a mission station was used by Stanley during his exploits. The two volume publication is complete light rubbing noted on the covers, some light foxing of interior pages. Overall, in excellent condition, bright copy. The publication measures approximately (8.9″ x 5.5″ – 218 x 140 mm).