MANFREDO CAMPERIO, EDITOR
L'Esploratore Giornale di Viaggi e Geografia Commerciale ... Anno Primo. Milan: F. Menozzi, 1879. 4° (271 x 188mm). Text in double column. 18 folding lithographic maps and plans. Wood-engraved illustrations, some full page. (Some spotting). Original brown pictorial cloth gilt (spine lightly rubbed, lower cover slightly soiled and scuffed). PRESENTATION COPY, half title inscribed 'al Signr. Enrico Stanley omagggio del Direttore.' Among the accounts and references to Stanley are 'Il Viaggio di Stanley attraverso l'Africa Equatoriale' (pp. 99-104) and 'La Spedizione Anglo-Americana comandata da Enrico Stanley' (pp. 129-148).
ALFRED BERTRAND. Au Pays des Ba-Rotsi Haut-Zambèze: Voyage d'Exploration en Afrique et Retour par les Chutes Victoria, le Matébéléland, le Transvaal, Natal, le Cap. Paris: Hachette, 1898. 8° (276 x 190mm). Photogravure portrait, 23 plates, illustrations. (Portrait spotted.) Original green cloth gilt, top edge gilt. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, half title inscribed by the author to 'Henry M. Stanley and Mrs. Henry M. Stanley,' signed and dated Geneva 23 May 1898. FIRST EDITION. The English edition appeared in 1899. Cf. Hosken p. 16.
HERMANN VON WISSMANN. My Second Journey through Equatorial Africa from the Congo to the Zambesi in the years 1886 and 1887, translated from the German by M.J.A. Bermann. London: Chatto and Windus, 1891. 8° (218 x 142mm). Plates and illustrations after R. Hellgrewe and Klein-Chevalier, folding map by F.S. Weller. (Occasional spotting.) Original pictorial cloth, partly unopened. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Wissmann published his diaries partly because they illustrated 'the terrors incidental to the slave-hunt and to the transport of the unfortunate human chattels ....' They include several references to Stanley. Hosken p. 210; together with Wilhelm Junker Travels in Africa during the Years 1875-1878 (London, 1890), Carl Peters New Light on Dark Africa (London, 1891), and T.E. Besolow From the Darkness of Africa to the Light of America (Boston, 1891), in original cloth, also Alfred Aylward The Transvaal of Today (London, 1878), and William Taylor The Flaming Torch in Darkest Africa (New York, 1898, introduction by Henry M. Stanley), both in red half morocco. (8)