How I Found Livingstone Travels, Adventures and Discoveries in Central Africa Including an Account of Four Months' Residence with Dr. Livingstone. Henry M. Stanley.

How I Found Livingstone Travels, Adventures and Discoveries in Central Africa Including an Account of Four Months' Residence with Dr. Livingstone

Hardcover, New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1872. First Edition. Very Good. First American Edition. Large octavo, pp xxiii, 736, frontispiece, 28 full page illustrations, numerous illustrations in the text, 1 large fold-out map, 3 fold-out maps, 1 full page map, 1 map in text. Bound in publisher's brown cloth with gold decorations and spine titles. Both ends of spine gently bumped and rubbed with small loss of cloth. Corners very gently rubbed. Occasional age spotting to pages. Large fold-out map has 2 tears in the left margin from folding and 2 small tears to seams, map is clean and bright. This is Henry Morton Stanley's first book about African exploration and is considered his most famous and best book. When it was published, it immediately won him world-wide fame and acclaim. Stanley was the most well known and successful of all the European explorers of Africa. This book details his adventures in Central Africa finding and then exploring with Dr. David Livingstone, the famous British missionary who had disappeared into Africa in 1866. Born poor in Wales, Stanley's determination and stamina were legendary, earning him the knickname Bula Matari - breaker of rocks. Stanley's 1871 successful 700 mile expedition from Zanzibar to Lake Taganyika and back launched a career in Africa that would last until 1890. He was one of the very few European explorers of Africa to have the physical constitution and stamina needed to survive several lengthy 19th century African expeditions. His explorations with Livingstone proved that Lake Tanganyika could not be the source of the Nile, discrediting Burton's favorite theory and lending credence to Speke's claim for Lake Victoria. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. This is an oversize hardback - international shipping will require extra charges in addition to the charges this website shows. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 736 pages. [Item #79686]

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