Lot 281 of 515:
H.M. Stanley Through the Dark Continent  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$780
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Through the Dark Continent; or, The Sources of the Nile, Around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean

Author:
Stanley, Henry M.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Harper & Brothers

Date:
1878

Description:

2 volumes. xiv, 522; ix, 566 + 2 ad pp. Illustrated with wood engravings & plates; 10 maps (3 of them folding, 2 of which are loose in rear endpaper pockets). 22.25x14 cm (8¾x5¾"), original pictorial green cloth with lettering & highlights in gilt. First American Edition.

Stanley returns to Africa following the death of David Livingstone. One of the more attractive of the works produced by the most renowned, if not greatest, of the 19th century explorers of Africa.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Moderate wear and rubbing, with some fraying; hinges cracked on both volumes; pages toned, some sprung pages and tender signatures; maps brittle with tears and fold splits; very good.


 
Item number:
305123
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