HENRY MORTON STANLEY (1841-1904)
My Early Travels and Adventures in America and Asia. London: Sampson, Low, Marston, 1895. 2 volumes, 8° (190 x 130mm). Photogravure portrait frontispieces and 2 folding coloured maps. (Frontispiece in vol. I slightly waterstained at corner, a little spotting.) Original red ribbed cloth, gilt-lettered spines, unopened. FIRST EDITION.
My Dark Companions and Their Strange Stories. London: Sampson Low, Marston, 1893. 8° (210 x 135mm). Frontispiece and 17 plates, numerous text illustrations. (Occasional thumb-soiling.) Original pictorial cloth, gilt edges (upper cover slightly discoloured, a few dent marks). FIRST EDITION. Hosken p. 189.
Press Reviews of 'Through the Dark Continent.' 1878. [London: 1879]. 4° (256 x 187mm). 133pp. 2 copies, one stitched, one disbound; together with 6 other volumes by or on Stanley, comprising the London and New York editions of the Autobiography (1909), both in dust-jackets (the latter with front inner hinges split), Thomas George The Birth, Boyhood and Younger Days of Henry M. Stanley (London, Roxburghe Press, 1895, with inserted letter from W. Chadwick to Lady Stanley), J.T. Headley Stanley's Wonderful Adventures in Africa ([New York, 1889]), Henry W. Little Henry M. Stanley: His Life, Travels and Explorations (London and Philadelphia, 1890, 2 copies) and Stanley: A Popular Account (London, 1890), the last in original wrappers. (12)