BIRTH, BOYHOOD AND YOUNGER DAYS OF HENRY M. STANLEY, The Celebrated Explorer; A South Wales Hero

Stanley, Henry M.; Africana] George Thomas

Published by London Roxburghe Press 1895, 1895
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First edition. Illustrated with two half-tone plates, one which is a frontispiece of Stanley, three manuscript reproductions. 8vo, in the original blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, an image of Stanley blocked in gilt and gilt lettering on the upper cover, black endpapers. xiii, 124, 34 ads. A fine copy with very minor bumping to the spine. SCARCE IN FIRST EDITION FORMAT. This book describes the early days of Henry M. Stanley, the explorer who "found Livingstone" and carried on his work of exploration and abolishment of the slave trade. The author claims to be a childhood playmate of Stanley, who he says was actually a native of Ysgar South Wales named Howell Jones. Despite the fact that it is now widely accepted that Stanley was born John Rowlands in Denbigh, North Wales, this fascinating little volume depicts a tale of what might have been, purportedly written with "the kind permission of Henry M. Stanley" [preface]. This is one of the many early "speculations" on the Stanley s formative years, arising out of the hero-worship which surrounded him. Whether fiction or fact, this book is both an interesting and amusing commentary on Stanley s life. Bookseller Inventory # 15563

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Publisher: London Roxburghe Press 1895

Publication Date: 1895

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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