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H.M. Stanley, Through the Dark Continent  

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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

Stanley, Henry M.

New York

Harper & Brothers



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.

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

Some rubbing to covers and extremities; slight lean to spine; hinges started; gift inscription on recto of frontispiece; loss to margins of plate and tissue guard facing vol. 1, page 37 (insect damage?) and surrounding pages; pages toned; overall very good.

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