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Author Name    Stanley, Henry M.

Title   Dans les Ténèbres de l'Afrique. Recherche, Délivrance et Retraite d'Emin Pacha. Contenant 150 gravures (Holzstiche) d'après les dessins de A. Forestier, Sydney Hall, Montbard, Riou et 3 grandes cartes tirées en couleurs.

Binding   Half-Leather

Book Condition   Good Plus

Size   4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Publisher   Paris, France Librairie Hachette et Cie. 890

Seller ID   007338

Troisième édition déclaré mais croit être pemière édition française. Reliure demi-cuir rouge à coins. Dos à nerfs. Titre, tomaison et fleurons dorés au dos. Tête dorée. Coins et chasses légèrement frottés. 3 cartes en couleurs repliées & 150 gravures in & hors-texte. Avec rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. Bien conservé. Stated third edition but believed to be the first French edition. Complete in two volumes. Printed by Imprimerie A. Lahure, Paris. Presumed contemporary half-leather bindings, unsigned but in the style of Root & Son, in deep red grained morocco, with crisp gilt-stamped rules to the boards and with crisp gilt-stamped flourishes and lettering to the hubbed spines. Handsome marbled paper hardboards in shades or red, bronze, blue and green. Generally unbumped spine heads and tails. Fairly sharp corners with a touch of rubbing and with minor abrading at almost all corners. Almost no observable scuffing to the boards or leather and on the whole very clean and presentable bindings. Hinges strong. Text blocks firmly bound in. 10 x 6.75 inches. T.E.G. Fore- and bottom edges deckled to a handsome effect. With handsome marbled paper pastedowns and FEPs. With 518 and 482 numbered pages. With 150 engravings and with three large maps in color, as called for. Vol. I with pull-out map opposite p. 416 and with large fold-out map opposite p. 508. Vol. II with large fold-out table opposite p. 444 "Vocabulaire comparatif" and with large fold-out map opposite p. 473. Maps and table in good or better condition, with foxing, creasing or small tears. Both volumes with frontispiece illustration and opposite tissue guard. As to both volumes, scattered foxing throughout, as is typical with this edition. Else very clean. Rated Good Plus, i.e., Good copies in Very Good bindings. An exceptionally handsome set of bindings, and a pleasure to hold in hand.

Price = 195.00 USD


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