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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SIR HENRY MORTON STANLEY, G.C.B

Stanley Henry; Dorothy Stanley, editor

Published by London Sampson Low, Marston and Co. [1909], 1909
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Early edition formatted and presented as the first Portrait frontispiece, 16 illustrations from photogravure, and a color folding map at rear. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original red cloth lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt on the spine and upper cover, t.e.g. xvii, 551, 1 page of ads. A fine copy, the text block clean and sound, the cloth is very bright and has no fading, only a small bit of mellowing to the tips and corners, the map neatly repaired at the center fold line. VERY SCARCE IMPRINT OF THIS IMPORTANT AND CLASSIC AUTOBIOGRAPHY. The first nine chapters are from Stanley's own pen, though he died before the autobiography was finished. His wife, Dorothy Stanley, finished the book from his journals and notebooks, and some personal letters he sent to her. "I should like to write out a rough draft, as it were, of my life. The polishing could take care of itself, or you could do it, when the time comes. Were I suddenly to be called away, how little, after all, the world would know of me!.But, granted that I know little of my real self, still, I am the best evidence for myself." - from a letter to his wife. Bookseller Inventory # 25958

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Title: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SIR HENRY MORTON STANLEY, ...

Publisher: London Sampson Low, Marston and Co. [1909]

Publication Date: 1909

Binding: Hardcover

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