Henry M. Stanley - Cinq années au congo 1879-1884 voyages -explorations-fondation de l'état libre du congo - 1890

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Henry M. Stanley - Cinq années au congo 1879-1884 voyages -explorations-fondation de l'état libre du congo - 1890
Travels - Quantity: 1

Translated from English by Gérard Harry. Book illustrated with 120 wood engravings and 4 fold-out colour maps and complete with wall map of H.M. Stanley
Paris, Maurice Dreyfous, n.d. [1885],
Large sturdy octavo vol.
Cherry shagreen half-binding, spine with false bands adorned with gilded bands and panels, blind-stamped frames on the shagreened canvas boards, gilt edges [period. binding].
Slightly rubbed but nothing serious.

Many black and white illustrations in the text and 7 tipped-in plates (two frontispieces, 5 fold-out maps, including two in an insert at the end).
First edition of the French translation of The Congo and the founding of its free State, in which Stanley tells of this preliminary expeditions in the European conquest of the Congo Basin.
It was indeed a major role played by the English explorer Henry Stanley (1841-1904), already at the height of his fame, in the discovery of Congo and especially in the curious political process that led to entrusting this immense territory to Leopold II of Belgium in the form of personal possession.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Henry M. Stanley
Book Title
Cinq années au congo 1879-1884 voyages -explorations-fondation de l'état libre du congo
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1890
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
No
Publisher
maurice DREYFOUS
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
696
Dimensions
21.4×29.7 cm
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