Please read this listing carefully AND review the many high resolution photos. AND THE FOUNDING OF ITS FREE STATE. A Story of Work and Exploration. Over One Hundred Full-Page and Smaller Illustrations, Two Large Maps and Several Smaller Ones by Henry M. Published by Harper & Brothers, New York.1885 - First American Edition. An exceptional set of the first American edition of one of Henry Stanley's most famous works. Two volumes (complete), profusely illustrated with both folding maps (one tucked into rear pocket of each volume). Publisher's decorative green cloth, multi-colored design to upper covers and spines, both also in bright gilt.
Large octavo, 9 x 6 1/2 inches. Boards showing light surface wear including a few light marks/stains but generally very bright. Spine cloth a little rippled at top of both spines, spine tips rubbed but not frayed.Spines only very lightly sunned, still bright. Edges trimmed, toned with a few stray stains but very good. Vol 2 front pastedown paper torn near hinge but hinge itself is fine. Original endpapers, no writing or bookplates. Contents moderately toned, infrequent marginal spotting but very little.
Pages generally clean and bright. Folding maps at rear very good with some closed tears at fold intersections. One of my favorite sellers. Everything A++ as advertised, thanks again!
Fast and reliable, magnificent packing. Excellent item, very courteous and extra fair vendor! Could not ask for better packing! I'll certainly be doing business with him again!Great posters and great price! Exactly how it was described! These books were expertly packed. Excellent to do business with. A Pleasure To Do Business With! The item "Antique Africa Congo Stanley 1st Edition 1885 Profusely Illustrated MAPS Belgium" is in sale since Friday, June 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
The seller is "rarebooks_vintageposters" and is located in Glen Echo, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.