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The Man Who Presumed; A Biography of Henry M. Stanley, Byron Farwell, 1958

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SKU LAN8321

The Man Who Presumed; A Biography of Henry M. Stanley, by Byron Farwell. Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) was a famous Welsh-American explorer, soldier, journalist and author most famous for his expedition to search for Dr Livingstone, the missionary and explorer, in Central Africa. His explorations also led him to seek the source of Nile and Congo rivers.

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Published by Longmans, Green & Co, London, New York, Toronto. Printed in London. 1958 first UK edition.

A very good hardback with leather spine and corners. Raised bands with gilt decoration. Blue leather (faded to spine, and with a fade mark to front) and marbled paper over boards. Some shelf wear and rubbing. Small indentation to top edge of front cover. Previous owner's signature in pencil to endpaper. Some offsetting to endpapers opposite leather corners.

Text is in near fine condition - bright, clean and soundly bound. Some markings from an adhesion on p1. Gilt top edge. An unusual and attractive custom binding of this  publication.

Text in English.

ix + 2pp contents + 3 Maps + 334pp + Plates.

Weight approximately 742g unpacked.

Dimensions: Approximately 218mm high x 149mm wide x 33mm deep.