NOAH WEBSTER (1758-1843).
Webster's International Dictionary of the English Language, edited by Noah Porter. Springfield: G. & C. Merriam, 1890. 4° (296 x 210mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait, 8 chromolithographic plates on 4 leaves, wood-engraved vignettes. Original black morocco gilt, gilt edges with thumb-index in red. PRESENTATION COPY, front blank inscribed 'Henry M. Stanley, Esq., with compliments of the Publishers G. & C. Merriam, Springfield, Mass./Nov. 17. 1890.'
WILEY BRITTON. The Civil War on the Border: A narrative of operations in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and the Indian Territory during the years 1861-62. New York and London: G.P. Putnam, 1890. 8° (228 x 145mm). Engraved frontispiece, one photogravure plate, 3 maps, 2 folding. (Preliminaries slightly thumb-soiled, one leaf torn at margin.) Original plum cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. WITH H.M. STANLEY'S BOOKPLATE.
JOHN RUSSELL YOUNG. Around the World with General Grant. New York: American News Company, 1879. 2 volumes, 4° (253 x 171mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait, 40 wood-engraved plates, folding map. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt with morocco labels, marbled edges (one spine label torn). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, front blank inscribed by the author to Mrs Henry M. Stanley and dated New York, February 18, 1891; together with Narrative of Privations and Sufferings of United States Officers and Soldiers while Prisoners of War (Philadelphia, 1864) in original wrappers, and James D. McCabe Jr. Life and Campaigns of General Robert E. Lee (Atlanta, 1866, defective).
A small collection of books given or purchased by Stanley on his lecture tour across America, his interest in the Civil War apparent. (6)