In Darkest Africa with Maps by Henry M. Stanley Volume One & Two 1890 Charles Scribner's Son's

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In Darkest Africa tells the tales of  Lord Stanley, whose various expeditions revealed the nature of that continent than any modern explorer. However, his 1887 mission to relieve the besieged governor of Egypt, his last mission to Africa, ended miserably when Stanley arrived only to learn that the governor did not care to be relieved but instead was angry at an Englishman for interfering in his affairs.

This account contains the harrowing details of Stanley's journey through the nearly impenetrable Ituri, or Great Congo, Forest, which he traversed not once but three times over the course of his travels.

In Darkest Africa is an excellent addition to your vintage expedition history collection or home library.


The book In Darkest Africa is in good condition for its age with no rips or tears. However, please note the wear on the covers and the previous owner's name on the inside page of volume one.

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Book dimensions:10x8x1

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