In Darkest Africa

New York: Scribner's, 1890. First American Edition; deluxe, large-paper issue; one of 250 numbered copies signed by Stanley. Two volumes; publisher's vellum and leather; owner’s signatures in each volume; staining and wear; only a good set. Stanley's fame was made by James Gordon Bennett's commission sending him to search for Livingstone, and he became the most famous explorer of his day. The world is a much smaller and less romantic place than it was over a hundred years ago; explorers hacked their way into the wilderness and faced every imaginable obstacle and danger. These days, blind men are led to the summit of Everest, satellites peer just about anywhere, and as much light can be shed on the interior of Africa as anyplace else.

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Price: $2,000.00

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