Lot 511: Author: Stanley, Henry M.; 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; Place Published: New York; Publisher: Harper & Brothers; Date Published: 1878; Description: 2 volumes. xiv, 522; ix, 566 + 2 ad pp. Illus. 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. Condition: Moderate rubbing to covers and edges of cloth, slight fraying at head of spine; light foxing, damp stains at the beginning of volume 1; else very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories
Thursday, 28th January 2016
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