STANLEY AND THE WHITE HEROES IN AFRICA. Being An Edition From Mr. Stanley's Later Personal Writings on the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition and Discoveries in the Dark Continent, With Other Matter From the Works of His Companions and Predecessors, Including the Explorations and Adventures of Bruce, Mungo Park, Clapperton, Denham, Lander, Barth, Andersson, Magyar, Du Chaillu, Burton, Speke, Grant, Baker, Schweinfurth, Holub, Gordon, Moffat, Cameron, Weissmann, Serpa Pinto, Junker, Peters, Livingston, Emin Pasha, and Others

(Chicago: Thompson and Thomas, 1905).

AN EXTENSIVE "WHO'S WHO" OF EUROPEAN EXPLORATION IN AFRICA. This well edited publication display's the national pride and public excitement associated with the "Dark Continent" which was likely unparalleled till the 1960s race for the moon. The text begins with a history of the continent in general, going back as far as Herodotus and Ptolemy but then quickly brings us up to the time of James Bruce. Each of the other explorers is discussed in turn with Livingston and Stanley getting particular attention. Also discussed are the Christian Missions and Missionary Societies. Item #26888

An early printing. Illustrated throughout with 250 large and often full page illustrations reproduced from various contemporary sources such as books published by the various explorers discussed in the text. Large 8vo, publisher's original red cloth decorated pictorially on the upper cover and spine in black, silver and gilt. xix, 583 pp. A good copy, the cloth still attractive though mellowed, the binding shaken, the paper evenly toned but otherwise clean.

Price: $75.00