Beautiful Antique History
Hubbard Brothers, 1878. FIRST EDITION, first printing. "Sold Only By Subscription".) Very good condition, bright green covers with facsimile Stanley signature in gold, bright gold titles and decorations to spine. There are more than fifty illustrations plus the original fold out color map at rear. Map is firmly attached but has closed tear and some soiling at bottom edge. The title says it all "The achievements of Stanley and other African explorers comprising all the late and really great achievements won in the exploration of the vast unknown region of equatorial Africa; chief among which are the finding of the lost Livingstone by Stanley, the exploration of the great lakes, the wonderful experiences of Sir Samuel W. Baker, in his remarkable expedition; In the Central Lakes Region by way of the Nile, the discoveries of Lt. Cameron in his memoriable overland journey across the entire Continent from east to west; and the crowning triumphe of all won by the daring and intrepid Stanley in facing a thousand perils; forcing his way down the dark river 2500 miles by proving the headwaters of the mighty Congo." Overall a very attractive collectible antique edition of one of the historical figures that has held up over time. 605 pages.