In Darkest Africa - or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. - Sir Henry Morton Stanley 1890 - Sampson Low, London - First Edition Stanley’s renowned account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing, especially his account of the tortuous 450 mile passage through the dense Ituri rain forest. Stanley’s dealings with Emin Pasha (who proved resistant to being ‘rescued’), his abandonment of his own rear column, the loss of 400 of his original 646 men, and his wider motives for his mission have all come under suspicion then and since, but the book remains a classic of African exploration.

Two volumes, with three large folding maps, one topographic profile in printed colour, two engraved frontispieces, and numerous full page engravings.
  pp. xv [1]529 [1]; xv [1] 472 [2 publishers advertisements].   Condition: Very good, bright pictorial boards, some wear to spine ends and edges of spine, light scattered foxing, 1-3 cm closed tear to map tabs, in volume 1,   Ref: 106171   Price: HK$ 3,000