Stanley & Other African Explorers 1878 Headley illustrated bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, African Exploration, Henry Stanley, Illustrated Books, Subscription Editions).
The Achievements of Stanley and Other African Explorers... by J.T. Headley.
Published 1878, Philadelphia by Hubbard Brothers.
605 pages. Text in English. Frontis portrait. Well illustrated throughout.
A book sold only by subscription in a variety of bindings, this one the "Edgewood Edition", being a more decorative binding than typical example.
Publisher's decorative cloth binding, gilt title lettering & pictorial cover decorations, embossed pictorial cover designs. Subscription edition.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, light dustiness and soiling, signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this thick book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 9" H x 6 1/4" W.