EMIN PASHA RELIEF EXPEDITION
A group of 12 volumes, comprising:
Three 3 sets of printer's proof sheets of Stanley's Across Africa and the Rescue and Retreat of Emin Pasha [London: William Clowes and Sons Limited for the author, 1890], 2°, variously 18 and 20 ll., all annotated by the printer, ONE WITH ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS AND EXCISIONS IN STANLEY'S HAND (one proof lacking 3 ll.), sewn and 5 loose proof leaves from another edition of the text; Stanley's Across Africa and the Rescue and Retreat of Emin Pasha, New York: J.J. Little & Co. for the author, 1890, 2°, 24ll., loose in original wrappers; a set of printer's proof sheets of Stanley's The Great Forest of Central Africa; its Cannibals and Pigmies, London: William Clowes and Sons [for the author], , 2°, 23ll., CORRECTED AND AMENDED THROUGHOUT BY STANLEY IN PENCIL (some spotting), sewn; [?printer's proof] sheets of Stanley's Before & After the Emin Relief Expedition 1886 to 1891, and the Official Letters Relating to the Expedition [?London: ?for the author, ?1890], 8°, 70 sheets in a binder, contemporary half morocco, manuscript paper lettering-piece on spine; Stanley's The Rescue of Emin Pasha and our March Athwart Darkest Africa, London: William Clowes & Sons for the author, 1890, 2°, 20ll., original printed wrappers.
Stanley & Le Congo. Numéro spécial du 'Soir'. Brussels: Imprimerie de l'Agence Rossel, 1890. 2°. Half-tone illustrations. Original printed wrappers, contained within a hard-grain red morocco portfolio by Schildknecht, Brussels, the upper cover lettered in gilt 'Stanley et le Congo , A Monsieur , Henry M. Stanley', silk fore-edge ties, watered silk doublures (portfolio lightly rubbed and marked, foot of spine worn with small loss). PUBLISHER'S PRESENTATION COPY in an elaborate portfolio.
An album of professionally-compiled press clippings, containing tipped-in articles relating to the Emin Pasha expedition and other episodes in Stanley's life, dated 1886-1890. 2° (Some leaves removed, other with clippings excised.) Contemporary half morocco by J.F. Bennet (rubbed, joints partially split, lacking spine).
Two uniformly-bound albums of professionally-compiled press clippings, the first containing tipped-in reviews and articles relating to Stanley's In Darkest Africa, dated 1890-1893, 4°, the second containing tipped-in and loosely-inserted articles relating to the Stanley-Barttelot controversy, the majority dated 1890, and a copy of État Indépendant du Congo. Règlement génèral pour le personnel de l'État en Afrique (Brussels: 1894), both bound in contemporary half morocco (lightly rubbed and marked, the joints of the second partially split).
Stanley's Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. Stanley and Uganda 1875-1925. A Notable Jubilee. An album of articles and clippings containing Stanley and Emin. Special Number of The Illustrated London News, 3 March 1890, E. Hughes's pamphlet In Stanley's Footsteps ... and What the World Says of the Candidate for Lambeth North, and tipped-in press clippings dated 1925. (Some leaves of Stanley and Emin torn with loss and neatly repaired.) 20th-century red morocco gilt, gilt morocco lettering-pieces on upper cover and spine. Provenance: Denzil Morton Stanley (armorial bookplate). (12)