POLITICAL SPEECHES ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
A collection of printed parliamentary speeches and reports by Stanley and others on Africa, the abolition of slavery, and foreign affairs comprising: 6 copies of Stanley's Lecture at the 'Canterbury Theatre' on Jan. 20th, 1894 [n.p.: ?1894], 4°; 35 copies of Speech by Mr. H.M. Stanley, M.P. [...] Wednesday, August 21st, 1895, London: Waterlow & Sons, [?1895], 8°, STANLEY'S MAIDEN SPEECH IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS; 11 copies of Armenian Christians. Speech by Mr. H.M. Stanley, M.P. [...] Tuesday, 3rd March 1896, London: Waterlow & Sons, [?1896], 8°; 12 copies of Military Expedition to Dongola. Speech by Mr. H.M. Stanley, M.P. [...] 20th March, 1896, London: Waterlow & Sons, [?1896], 8 °; 2 copies of Primrose League Demonstration at Bradford. Foreign Affairs. Speech by Mr. H.M. Stanley, M.P., on April 20th, 1896, [n.p.: ?1896]. 8°, stapled; 8 copies of Stanley's The Venezuelan, Armenian and Egyptian Questions. At the North Lambeth Const. Club, on November 23rd, 1896, [n.p.: ?1896], 4°, stapled; 7 copies of Stanley's The Colonies. Speech at the Currier's Dinner on November 25th, 1896, [n.p.: n.p., ?1896], 8°; 40 copies of Egyptian Expedition. Speech by Mr. H.M. Stanley, M.P. [...] 5th February 1897, London: Waterlow & Sons, [?1897], 8°; 8 copies of Stanley's Importance of Opening up the Soudan. Speech at Bolton before the Lancashire and Cheshire Conservative Association, April 3rd, 1897, [n.p.: ?1897], 4°, stapled; 4 copies of Stanley's Our Future Relations with Africa. Speech at Newtown, N. Wales. July 23rd, 1897, [n.p.: ?1897], 4°, stapled; 8 copies of British Protectorate in Uganda. Speech by Mr. H.M. Stanley, M.P. [...] 3rd March 1898, London: F. Moir Bussy, [?1898], 8°; 8 copies of Stanley's Speech to the Liberal University of Lambeth, July 23rd 1898, [n.p.: ?1898], 4°; 5 copies of Stanley's The Africa of To Day, [n.p.: n.d.], 8°; a 4° album with the printed text of Stanley's speech at the Mansion House on 22 July 1855 pasted onto the leaves (some leaves of the album excised), contemporary half morocco gilt (extremities rubbed, upper joint split); together with a small group of parliamentary papers, newspaper clippings and items of printed ephemera relating to foreign affairs.
'When Stanley became an MP in the general election of 1895, he found that he was already an anachronism. Parliament would listen to him, on the rare occasions when he had the chance to speak about Africa, with a polite respect. He made no impact and had to suffer the vexation of hearing long arguments about ''his continent'' from men who had never been there [...] He had been a great explorer, but he was not much of a politician' (Richard Hall Stanley (London: 1974), pp.347-8).