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Journey up Africa's unexplored rivers in 1888 ...

1400 miles by steamboat, canoe and on foot ...

The way is guarded by cannibals and pygmies, jungle forts, native villages, poison arrows and dangerous animals ...



IN DARKEST AFRICA, Or the Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. By Henry M. Stanley. With two steel engravings, and one hundred and fifty illustrations and maps. Published in 1891 by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 9" x 6" pebbled green decorated cloth hardcover. Illustrated with steel engravings and text illustrations. Volume I = 547 pages. Volume II = 540 pages.

How many times have you seen this set go for hundreds of dollars on ? Here's your chance to get your own original 1891 two-volume set of IN DARKEST AFRICA at a more reasonable price!

Condition: Not everyone needs high-end, collector-quality -- some folks just like to read old books, and that's who this set is for. Both volumes are in good, clean, useable condition. Exteriors as shown in photos with chip at spine on Volume I, also a dime-sized ding in cloth on rear board of Volume I. The bindings are sound. Text is clean and complete. No torn, loose or missing pages. No dampstains, no musty smells. The maps are not present. Overall a very good reader's copy of this rare two-volume 1891 set.


Africa was still a mystery to most of the world in 1890 when this two-volume set was first published. The public's knowledge of the Dark Continent was largely limited to what they read in adventurous accounts of jungle expeditions by explorers and big game hunters. Among the most famous of these was Henry Morton Stanley.

Stanley was already well-known to European and American audiences thanks to his famed quest to find Dr. Livingstone in 1872. But sixteen years later, in 1888, Stanley undertook yet another expedition into Africa -- this time to rescue Mehmed Emin Pasha, who was trapped in the midst of an Islamic uprising.

Emin Pasha was originally a German physician named Eduard Schnitzler. He served as a district medical officer under General Charles Gordon, local governor of Equatoria, the southernmost province of the Sudan. In 1878, he succeeded Gordon as governor, or "Emin Pasha," but seven years later found himself embroiled in an Islamic revolt led by a holy man named "Mahdi." The Pasha fled to the shores of Lake Albert, and there remained trapped, cut off from the outside world.

Several European explorers were enjoined to rescue the isolated Pasha. Among these was Henry M. Stanley. IN DARKEST AFRICA is Stanley's account of his "Emin Relief Expedition" and rescue attempt.

The first volume serves two purposes: it chronicles the political events that led to the Mahdi uprising; at the same time, it details the first part of Stanley's journey -- 1400 miles from the mouth of the Congo River to the waters of Lake Albert (which today is part of Uganda).

Stanley and his men traveled upriver by steamboat and, as the route grew more difficult, a portable steel-frame canoe. His account relates the many unusual sights he witnessed along the way, most significantly an encounter with dwarf-like pygmies, still thought by many at the time to be nothing more than a legend. Stanley had a keen eye, and he records descriptions of the natives he met in his travels, as well as their villages. He also paints a verbal portrait of the land itself. But the story is not all wonder and awe. Stanley and his men faced one threat after another -- disease, desertion, lack of provisions, not to mention attacks by hostile natives. He also carefully documents his version of an incident at Yambuya, the outcome of which later led to questions about Stanley's judgement.

In the second volume, Stanley reunites with the Emin Pasha and convinces him to leave his refuge at Lake Albert. But the way out is not easy. The journey is plagued by one hardship after another, ranging from illness to bad weather to the threat of starvation ... even a sudden ambush by natives. Africa takes a heavy toll on the Stanley expedition.

As Volume Two continues, Stanley and his dwindling contingent of men cross the little-known and much-fabled Ruwenzori range -- the so-called "Mountains of the Moon" -- until then seen only by a handful of Europeans. They spent sixteen days traversing the Semliki River valley, a grueling experience but one that enabled Stanley to prove that the Semliki River linked Lake Albert to Lake Edward -- a fact of great interest to those studying the sources of the Nile.

Henry Morton Stanley is believed by certain scholars to have been the inspiration for the infamous "Kurtz" character in Joseph Conrad's classic 1899 novel of the Belgian Congo, The Heart of Darkness. Conrad's novel and characters were later updated and moved to a Vietnamese setting in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. Thus, the events described in IN DARKEST AFRICA can be seen as an inspiration for both of these renowned works.

To attempt to summarize two volumes of information -- to encapsulate a historic journey of thousands of miles across an uncharted continent -- is a daunting task. Suffice to say that IN DARKEST AFRICA is perhaps one of the most important journals of African exploration ever published. An epic chronicle, a total of 1087 pages, complete with numerous illustrations.

In order to give you the most accurate description of this rare two-volume set, I have provided some helpful details below. For the benefit of historians (who routinely use books like this for specific research) and to give you an idea of just how richly detailed these books are, I have provided summaries of the first 25 chapters (after that, only the chapter titles). I have also included summaries of the illustrations. You can see some of these illustrations, along with other photos of the books, below.

All of this is provided to help you make an informed decision when offerding. I hope you'll take a few moments to have a look.


Volume One:

(1) INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER: The Khedive and the Soudan * Arabi Pasha * Hicks Pasha's Defeat * The Mahdi * Sir Evelyn Baring and Lord Granville on the Soudan * Valentine Baker Pasha * General Gordon: his work in the Upper Soudan * Edward Schnitzler (or Emin Effendi Hakim) and his Province * General Gordon at Khartoum: and an account of the Relief Expedition in 1884 under Lord Wolseley * Mr. A.M. Mackay, the missionary in Uganda * Letters from Emin Bay to Mr. Mackay, Mr. C.H. Allen, and Dr. R.W. Felkin, relating to his Province * Mr. F. Holmwood's and Mr. A.M. Mackay's views on the proposed relief of Emin * Suggested routes for the Emin Relief Expedition * Sir William Mackinnon and Mr. J.F. Hutton * The Relief Fund and preparatory details of the Expedition * Colonel Sir Francis De Winton * Selection of officers for the Expedition * King Leopold and the Congo Route * Departure for Egypt

(2) EGYPT AND ZANZIBAR: Surgeon T.H. Parke * Views of Sir Evelyn Baring, Nubar Pasha, Professor Schweinfurth and Dr. Junker on the Emin Relief Expedition * Details relating to Emin Pasha and his Province * General Grenfell and the ammunition * Breakfast with Khedive Tewfik: message to Emin Pasha * Departure for Zanzibar * Description of Mombasa town * Visit to the Sultan of Zanzibar * Letter to Emin Pasha sent by messenger through Uganda * Arrangements with Tippu-tib * Emin Pasha's Ivory * Mr. Mackenzie, Sir John Pender and Sir James Anderson's assistance to the Relief Expedition

(3) BY SEA TO THE CONGO RIVER: The Sultan of Zanzibar * Tippu-Tib and Stanley Falls * On board S.S. Madura * "Shindy" between the Zanzibaris and Soudanese * Sketches of my various officers * Tippu-tib and Cape Town * Arrival at the mouth of the Congo River * Start up the Congo * Visit from two of the Executive Committee of the Congo State * Unpleasant thoughts

(4) TO STANLEY POOL: Details of the journey to Stanley Pool * The Soudanese and the Somalis * Meeting with Mr. Herbert Ward * Camp at Congo la Lemba * Kindly entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Richards * Letters from up river * Letters to the Rev. Mr. Bentley and others for assistance * Arrival at Mwembi * Necessity of enforcing discipline * March to Vombo * Incident at Lukungu Station * The Zanzibaris * Incident between Jephson and Salim at the Inkissi River * A series of complaints * The Rev. Mr. Bentley and the steamer "Peace" * We reach Makoko's village * Leopoldville * Difficulties regarding the use of Mission steamers * Monsieur Lifebrichts sees Mr. Billington * Visit to Mr. Swinburne at Kinshassa * Orders to, and duties of, the officers

(5) FROM STANLEY POOL TO YAMBUYA: Upper Congo scenery * Accident to the "Peace" * Steamers reach Kimpoko * Collecting fuel * The good-for-nothing "Peace" * The "Stanley" in trouble * Arrival at Bolobo * The Relief Expedition arranged in two columns * Major Barttlelot and Mr. Jameson chosen for the command of Rear Column * Arrival at Equator and Bangala Stations * The Basoko villages: Baruti deserts us * Arrival at Yambayu

(6) AT YAMBUYA: We land at Yambuya villages * The "Stanley" leaves for Equator Station * Fears regarding Major Barttelot and the "Henry Reed" * Safe arrival * Instructions to Major Barttelot and Mr. Jameson respecting the Rear Column * Major Barttelot's doubts as to Tippu-Tib's good faith * A long conversation with Major Barttelot * Memorandum for the officers of the Advance Column * Illness of Lieutenant Stairs * Last night at Yambuya: statements as to our forces and accoutrements

(7) TO PANGA FALLS: An African road * Our mode of travelling through the forests * Farewell to Jameson and the Major * 160 days in the forest * The Rapids of Yambuya * Attacked by natives of Yankonde * Rest at the village of Bahunga * Description of our march * The poisoned skewers * Doherty's description * Capture of six Babali * Dr. Parke and the bees * A tempest in the forest * Mr. Jephson puts the steel boat together * The village of Bukanda * Refuse heaps of the village * The Arnwimi river scenery * Villages of the Bakuti and the Bakoka * The Rapids of Gwengwere * The boy Bakula * Our "chop and coffee" * The islands near Bandangi * The Baburu dwarfs * The unknown course of the river * The Somalis * Bartering at Mariri and Mupe * The Aruwimi at Mupe * The Babe manners, custom and dress * Jephson's two adventures * Wasp Rapids * The chief of the Bwamburi * Our camp at My-Yui * Canoe accident * An abandoned village * Arrival at Panga Falls * Description of the Falls

(8) FROM PANGA FALLS TO UGARROWA'S: Another accident at the Rapids * The village of Utiri * Avisibba settlement * Enquiry into a murder case at Avisibba * Surprised by the natives * Lieutenant Stairs wounded * We hunt up the enemy * The poisoned arrows * Indifference of the Zanzibaris * Jephson's caravan missing * Our wounded * Perpetual rain * Deaths of Khalfan, Saadi and others * Arrival of caravan * The Mabengu Rapidfs * Mustering the people * The Nepoko river * Remarks by Binza * Our food supply * Reckless use of ammunition * Halfway to the Albert Lake * We fall in with some of Ugarowwa's men * Absconders * We camp at Hippo Broada and Avakubi Rapids * The destroyed settlement of Navabi * Elephants at Memberri * More desertions * The Arab leader, Ugarrowwa * He gives us information * Visit to the Arab settlement * First specimen of the tribe of dwarfs * Arrangements with Ugarrowwa

(9) UGARROWWA'S TO KILONGA-LONGA'S: Ugarrowwa sends us three Zanzibari deserters * We make an example * The "Express" rifles * Conversation with Rashid * The Lenda River * Troublesome rapids * Scarcity of food * Some of Kilonga-Longa's followers * Meeting of the rivers Ihuru and Ituri * State and numbers of the Expedition * Illness of Captain Nelson * We send couriers ahead to Kilonga-Longa's * The sick encampment * Randy and the guinea fowl * Scarcity of food * Illness caused by the forest pears * Fanciful menus * More desertions * Asmani drowned * Our condition in brief * Uledi's suggestion * Umari's climb * My donkey is shot for food * We strike the track of the Manyuema and arrive at their village

(10) WITH THE MANYUEMA AT IPOTO: The ivory hunters at Ipoto * Their mode of proceeding * The Manyuema headmen and their raids * Remedy for preventing wholesale devastations * Crusade preached by Cardinal Lavigerie * Our Zanzibar chiefs * Anxiety respecting Captain Nelson and his followers * Our men sell their weapons for food * Theft of rifles * Their return demanded * Uledi turns up with news of the missing chiefs * Contract drawn up with the Manyuema headmen for the relief of Captain Nelson * Reports of Captain Nelson and Surgeon Parke * The process of blood brotherhood between myself and Ismaili * We leave Ipoto

(11) THROUGH THE FOREST TO MANZAMBONI'S PEAK: In the country of the Balesse * Their houses and clearings * Natives of Bukiri * The first village of dwarfs * Our rate of progress increased * The road from Manbungu's * Halts at East and West Indekaru * A little storm between "Three O'Clock" and Khamis * We reach Ibwiri * Khamis and the "vile Zanzibaris" * The Ibwirir clearing * Plentiful provisions * The state of my men; and what they had recently gone through * Khamis and party explore the neighbourhood * And return with a flock of goats * Khamis captures Boryo, but is released * Jephson returns from the relief of Captain Nelson * Departure of Khamis and the Manyuema * Memorandum of charges against Messrs. Kilonga-Longa & Co. of Ipoto * Suicide of Simba * Sali's reflections on the same * Lieutenant Stairs reconnoitres * Muster and reorganisation at Ibwiri * Improved condition of the men * Boryo's village * Balesse customs * East Indenduru * We reach the outskirts of the forest * Mount Pisgah * The village of Iyugu * Heaven's light at last; the beautiful grass-land * We drop across an ancient crone * Indesura and its products * Juma's capture * The Ituri river again * We emerge upon a rolling plain * And forage in some villages * The mode of hut construction * The district of the Babusesse * Our Mbiri captives * Natives attack the camp * The course of the Ituri * The natives of Abunguma * Our fare since leaving Ibwiri * Mazamboni's peak * The east Ituri * A mass of plantations * Demonstration by the natives * Our camp on the crest of the Nzera Kum * "Be strong and of a good courage" * Friendly intercourse with the natives * We are compelled to disperse them * Peace arranged * Arms of the Bandussuma

(12) ARRIVAL AT LAKE ALBERT AND OUR RETURN TO IBWIRI: We are further annoyed by the natives * Their villages fired * Gavira's village * We keep the natives at bay * Plateau of Unyoro in view * Night attack by the natives * The village of Katonza's * Parley with the natives * No news of the Pasha * Our supply of cartridges * We consider our position * Lieutenant Stairs converses with the people of Kasenya Island * Neetmok * The only sensible course left us * Again attacked by the natives * Scenery on the lake's shore * We climb a mountain * A rich discovery of grain * The rich valley of Undussuma * Our return journey to Ibwiri * The construction of Fort Bodo

(13) LIFE AT FORT BODO: Our impending duties * The stockade of Fort Bodo * Instructions to Lieutenant tairs * His departure for Kilonga-Longa's * Pested by rats, mosquitoes, etc. * Nights disturbed by the lemur * Armies of red ants * Snakes in tropical Africa * Hoisting the Egyptian Flag * Arrival of Surgeon Parke and Captain Nelson from Ipoto * Report of their stay with Manyuema * Lieutenant Stairs arrives with the steel boat * We determine to push on to the Lake at once * Volunteers to convey letters to Major Barttelot * Illness of myself and Captain Nelson * Uledi captures a Queen of the Pigmies * Our fields of corn * Life at Fort Bodo * We again set out for the Nyanza

(14) TO THE ALBERT NYANZA A SECOND TIME: Difficulties with the steel boat * African forest craft * Splendid capture of pigmies, and description of the same * We cross the Ituri River * Dr. Parke's delight on leaving the forest * Camp at Besse * Zanzibari wit * At Nzera-Kum Hill once more * Intercourse with the natives * "Malleju" or the "Bearded One," being first news of Emin * Visit from chief Mazamboni and his followers * Jephson goes through the form of friendship with Mazamboni * The medicine men, Nestor and Murabo * The tribes of the Congo * Visit from chief Gavira * A Mhuma chief * The Bavira and Wahuma races * The varying African features * Friendship with Mpinga * Gavira and the looking glass * Exposed Uzanza * We reach Kavalli * The chief produces "Malleju's" letter * Emin's letter * Jephson and Parke convey the steel boat to the lake * Copy of letter sent by me to Emin through Jephson * Friendly visits from natives

(15) THE MEETING WITH EMIN PASHA: Our camp at Bundi * Mbiassi, the chief of Kavalli * The Balegga granaries * Chiefs Katonza and Komubi express contrition * The kites at Badzwa * A note from Jephson * Emin, Casati and Jephson walk into our camp at old Kavalli * Descriptions of Emin Pasha and Captain Casati * The Pasha's Soudanese * Our Zanzibaris * The steamer "Khedive" Baker and the Blue Mountains * Drs. Junker and Elkin's descriptions of Emin * Proximity of Kabba Rega * Emin and the Equatorial Provinces * Dr. Junker's report of Emin * I discuss with Emin our future proceedings * Captain Casati's plans * Our camp and provisions at Nsabe * Kabba Rega's treatment of Captain Casati and Mohammed Biri * Mabruki gored by a buffalo * Emin Pasha and his soldiers * My propositions to Emin and his answer * Emin's position * Mahomet Achmet * The Congo State * The Foreign Office despatches

(16) WITH THE PASHA - CONTINUED: Fortified stations in the Province * Storms at Nsabe * A nest of young crocodiles * Lake Ibrahim * Zanzibari raid on Balegga villages * Dr. Parke goes in search of the two missing men * The Zanzibaris again * A real tornado * The Pasha's gifts to us * Introduced to Emin's officers * Emin's cattle forays * The Khedive departs for Mswa station * Mabruki and his wages * The Pasha and the use of the sextant * Departure of local chiefs * Arrival of the "Khedive" and "Nyanza" steamers with soldiers * Made arrangements to return in search of the Rear Column * My message to the troops * Our Badzwa road * A farewell dance by the Zanzibaris * The Madi carriers' disappearance * First sight of Ruwenzori * Former circumnavigators of the Albert Lake * Lofty twin-peak mountain near the East Ituri River * Aid for the Emin against Kabba Rega * Two letters from Emin Pasha * We are informed of an intended attack upon us by abcxs chiefs Kadongo and Musiri * French Madi carriers * We attack Kadongo's camp * With assistance from Mazamboni and Gavira we march on Musiri's camp which turns out to be deserted * A phalanx dance by Mazamboni's warriors * Music on the African continent * Camp at Nzera-kum Hill * Presents from various chiefs * Chief Musiri wishes for peace

(17) PERSONAL TO THE PASHA: Age and early days of Emin Pasha * Gordon and the pay of Emin Pasha * Last interview with Gordon Pasha in 1877 * Emin's last supply of ammunition and provisions * Five years' isolation * Mackay's library in Uganda * Emin's abilities and fitness for his position * His linguistic and other attainments * Emin's industry * His neat journals * Story related to me by Shukri Agha referring to Emin's escape from Kirri to Mswa * Emin confirms the story * Some natural history facts related to me by Emin * The Pasha and the Dinka tribe * A lion story * Emin and "bird studies"

(18) START FOR THE RELIEF OF THE REAR COLUMN: Escorted by various tribes to Mukangi * Camp at Ukuba Village * Arrival at Fort Bodo * Our invalids in Ungarrowwa's care * Lieut. Stairs report on his visit to bring up the invalids to Fort Bodo * Night visits by the malicious dwarfs * A general muster of the garrison * I decide to conduct the Relief force in person * Captain Nelson's ill health * My little fox terrier "Randy" * Description of the fort * The Zanzibaris * Estimated time to perform the journey to Yambuya and back * Lieut. Stairs suggestion about the steamer "Stanley" * Conversation with Lieut. Stairs in reference to Major Barttelot and the Rear Column * Letter of instruction to Lieut. Stairs

(19) ARRIVAL AT BANALYA: Barttelot Dead!: The Relief Force * The difficulties of marching * We reach Ipoto * Kilonga-Longa apologizes for the behaviour of his Manyuema * The chief returns us some of our rifles * Dr. Parke Langtrea and fourteen men return to Fort Bodo * Ferrying across the Ituri River * Indications of some of our old camps * We unearth our buried stores * The Manyuema escort * Bridging the Lenda River * The famished Madi * Accidents and deaths among the Zanzibaris and Madi * My little fox-terrier "Randy" * The vast clearing of the Ujangwa * Native women guides * We reach Ungarrowwa's abandoned station * Welcome food at Amiri Falls * Navabi Falls * Halt at Avamburi landing place * Death of a Madi chief * Our buried stores near Basopo unearthed and stolen * Juma and Nassib wander away from the Column * The evils of forest marching * Conversation between my tent-boy Sali and a Zanzibari * Numerous bats at Mabengu village * We reach Avisibba, and find a young Zanzibari girl * Nejambi Rapids and Panga Falls * The natives of Panga * At Mugwye's we disturb an intended feast * We overtake Ugarrowwa at Wasp Rapids and find our couriers and deserters in his camp * The head courier relates his tragic story * Amusing letter from Dr. Parke to Major Barttelot * Progress of our canoe flotilla down the river * The Batundu natives * Our progress since leaving the Nyanza * Thoughts about the Rear Column * Desolation along the banks of the river * We reach Banalya * Meeting with Bonny * The Major is dead * Banalya camp

(20) THE SAD STORY OF THE REAR COLUMN: Tippu-Tib * Major E.M. Barttelot * Mr. J.S. Jameson * Mr. Herbert Ward * Messrs. Troup and Bonny * Major Barttelot's report on the doings of the Rear Column * Conversation with Mr. Bonny * Major Barttelot's letter to Mr. Bonny * Facts gleaned from the written narrative of Mr. Wm. Bonny * Mr. Ward detained at Bangala * Repeated visits of the Major to Stanley Falls * Murder of Major Barttelot * Bonny's account of the murder * The assassin Sanga is punished * Jameson dies of fever at Bangala Station * Meeting of the advance and rear columns * Dreadful state of the camp * Tippu-Tib and Major Barttelot * Mr. Jameson * Mr. Herbert Ward's report

Volume Two:

(21) WE START OUR THIRD JOURNEY TO THE NYANZA: Mr. Bonny and the Zanzibaris * The Zanzibaris complaints * Poison of the Manioc * Conversations with Ferajji and Salim * We tell the rear column of the rich plenty of the Nyanza * We wait for Tippu-Tib at Bungangeta Island * Muster of our second journey to the Albert * Mr. Jameson's letter from Stanley Falls dated August 12th * The flotilla of canoes starts * The Mariri Rapids * Ungarrowwa and Salin bin Mohammed visit me * Tippu-Tib, Major Barttelot and the carriers * Salim bin Mohammed * My answer to Tippu-Tib * Salim and the Manyuema * The settlement of the Batundu * Small-pox among the Madi carriers and the Manyuema * Two insane women * Two more Zanzibari raiders slain * Breach of promises in the Expedition * The Ababua tribe * Wasp Rapids * Ten of our men killed and eaten at Mambanga * Feruzi and the bush antelope * Our cook, Jahu, shot dead by a poison arrow * Panga Falls * Further casualties by the natives * Canoe accident at Manginni * Lakki's raiding party at Mambanga * Feruzi and the bush antelope * Our cook, Jabu, shot dead by a poison arrow * Panga Falls * Further casua1ties by the natives * Nejambi Rapids * The poisoned arrows * Mabengu Rapids * Child-birth on the road * Our sick list * Native affection * A tornado at Little Rapids * Mr. Bonny discovers the village of Bavikai * Remarks about malaria * Emin Pasha and mosquito curtain * Encounter with the Bavikai natives * A cloud of moths at abcxs Hippo Broads * Death of the boy Soudi * Incident at Avaiyabu * Result of vaccinating the Zanzibaris * Zanzibari stung by wasps * Misfortunes at Amiri Rapids * Our casualties * Collecting the food prior to march to Avatiko

(22) ARRIVAL AT FORT BODO: Ugarrowwa's old station once more * March to Bunda * We cross the Ituri River * Note written by me opposite the mouth of the Lenda River * We reach the Avatiko plantations * Mr. Bonny measures a pigmy * History and dress of the pigmies * A conversation by gesture * The pigmy's wife * Monkeys and other animals in the forest * The clearing of Andaki * Our tattered clothes * The Ihuru River * Scarcity of food; Amani's meals * Uledi searches for food * Missing provisions * We reach Kilonga-Longa's village again * More deaths * The forest improves for travelling * Skirmish near Andikumu * Story of the pigmies and the box of ammunition * We pass Kakwa Hill * Defeat of a caravan * The last of the Somalis * A heavy shower of rain * Welcome food discovery at Indemau * We bridge the Dui River * A rough muster of the people * A stray goat at our Ngwetza camp * Further capture of dwarfs * We send back to Ngwetza for plantains * Loss of my boy Saburi in the forest * We wonder what has become of the Ngwetza party * My boy Saburi turns up * Starvation Camp * We go in search of the absentees, and meet them in the forest * The Ihuru River * And subsequent arrival at Fort Bodo

(23) THE GREAT CENTRAL AFRICAN FOREST: Professor Drummond's statements respecting Africa * Dimensions of the great forest * Vegetation * Insect life * Description of the trees, etc. * Tribes and their food * The primeval forest * The queer feeling of loneliness * A forest tempest * Tropical vegetation along the banks of the Aruwimi * Wasps' nests * The forest typical of human life * A few secrets of the woods * Game in the forest * Reasons why we did not hunt the animals * Birds * The Simian tribe * Reptiles and insects * The small bees and the beetles * The "jigger" * Night disturbances by falling trees, etc * The Chimpanzee * The rainiest zone on earth * The Ituri or upper Aruwimi * The different tribes and their languages * Their features and customs * Their complexion * Conversation with some captives at Engwedde * The Wambutti dwarfs; their dwel1ings and mode of living * The Batwa dwarfs * Life in the forest villages * Two Egyptians captured by the dwarfs at Fort Bodo * The poisons used for the arrows * Our treatment for wounds by the arrows * The wild fruits of the forest * Domestic animals * Ailments of the Madi and Zanzibaris * Railway and forest products

(24) IMPRISONMENT OF EMIN PASHA AND MR. JEPHSON: Our reception at Fort Bodo * Lieut. Stairs' report of what took place at the fort during our relief of the rear column * No news of Jephson * Muster of our men * We burn the Fort and advance to find Emin and Jephson * Camp at Kankedore * Parting words to Lieut. Stairs and Surgeon Parke, who are left in care of the sick * Mazamboni gives us news of Emin and Jephson * Old Gavira escorts us * Two Wahuma messengers bring letters from Emin and Jephson * Their contents * My replies to the same handed to Chief Mogo for delivery * The Balegga attack us, but with the help of the Bavira, are repulsed * Mr. Jephson turns up * We talk of Emin * Jephson's report bearing upon the revolt of the troops of Equatoria, also his views respecting the invasion of the province by the Mahdists and its results * Emin Pasha sends through * Mr Jephson an answer to my last letter

(25) EMIN PASHA AND HIS OFFICERS REACH OUR CAMP AT KAVALLI: Lieut. Stairs and his caravan are sent for * Plans regarding the release of Emin from Tunguru * Conversations with Jephson by which I acquire a pretty correct idea of the state of affairs * The rebel officers at Wadelai * They release Emin, and proceed in the S.S. "Khedive" and "Nyanza" to our camp at Kavalli * Emin Pasha's arrival * Stairs and his caravan arrive at Mazamboni's * Characteristic letter from Jephson, who is sent to bring Emin and his officers from the Lake to Kavalli * Short note from the Pasha * Arrival of Emin Pasha's caravan * We make a grand display outside our camp * At the grand divan: Selim Bey * Stairs' column rolls into camp with piles of wealth * Mr. Bonny dispatched to the Nyanza to bring up baggage * Text of my message to the rest of the revolted officers at Wadelai * Note from Mr. Bonny * The Greek merchant, Signor Marco, arrives * Suicide of Zanzibari named Mrima * Neighbouring chiefs supply us with carriers * Capt Nelson brings in Emin's baggage * Arrangements with chiefs from Ituri River to the Nyanza * The chief Kabba-Rega * Emin Pasha's daughter * Selim Bey receives a letter from Fadl el Mulla * The Pasha appointed naturalist and meteorologist to the Expedition * The Pasha a materialist * Dr Hassan's arrival * My inspection over the camp * Capt Cassati arrives * Mr Bonny appears with Awash Effendi and his baggage * and more.










APPENDICES: Congratulations by Cable Received at Zanzibar * Comparative Tables of Forest and Grass-Land Languages * Itinerary of the Journeys Made in 1887, 1888, 1889 * Balance Sheet Etc of the Relief Expedition

Illustrations Include:

Volume One: Portrait of Henry M Stanley * Mr Stanley and his officers * The steel boat "Advance" * In the night and rain in the forest * The fight with the Avisibba cannibals * The river column ascending the Aruwimi River with the Advance and sixteen canoes * Wooden arrows of the Avisibba * "The Pasha is coming" * The relief of Nelson and survivors at Starvation Camp * Gymnastics in a forest clearing * Inyugu: A call to arms * Emerging from the forest * First experiences with Mazamboni's people. View from Nzera Kum Hill * South end of the Albert Nyanza, Dec 13, 1887 * Sketch map: "Return to Ugarrowa's * Emin and Casati arrive at Lake Shore camp * A phalanx dance by Mazamboni's warriors * Portrait of Emin Pasha * Portrait of Capt Nelson * Portrait of Lt Stairs * Portrait of William Bonny * Portrait of A J. Mounteney Jephson * Portrait of Surgeon Parke A M D * Portrait of Nubar Pasha * Portrait of The Khedive Tewfik * Portrait of Tippu-Tib * Portrait of Maxim automatic gun * Launching the steamer "Florida" * Neetmok * Stanley Pool * Baruti finds his brother * A typical village on the Lower Aruwini * Landing at Yambuya * Diagram of forest camps * Marching through the forest * The Kirangozi, or Foremost Man * Head Dress - Crown of Bristles * Paddle of the Upper Aruwimi or Ituri * Wasps' Nests * Fort Island, near Panga Falls * Panga Falls * View of Utiri Village * Leaf-bladed paddle of the Avisibba * Avisibba warrior headdress * Coroneted Avisibba * Cascades of the Nepoko * View of Bafaido Cataract * Attacking an elephant in the Utiri River * Randy seizes the guinea fowl * Kilonga Longa's station * Shields of the Balesse * View of Mount Pisgah * Chief of the Iyugu * Pipes of forest tribes * Shields of the Babunesse * Suspension bridge across the East Ituri * Shield on the edge of the plains * View of the south end of Albert Nyanza * Corn granary of the Babunesse * A village of the Baviri * Great Rock near Indetonga * Exterior view of Fort Bodo * Interior of Fort Bodo * Plan of Fort Bodo and vicinity * The Queen of the Dwarfs * Within Fort Bodo * One of Manzamboni's warriors * Kavalli, chief of the Babiassi * Milk vessel of the Wahuma * The steamers "Khedive" and "Nyanza" on Lake Albert * View of Banalya Curve * Portrait of Major Barttelot * Portrait of Mr Jameson Map: Map of the Great Forest Region, showing the route of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition from the River Congo to Victoria Nyanza

Volume Two: Portrait of Henry M. Stanley * Swords and knives of the Arabua * Entering Andikumu * The scouts discover the pygmies carrying away the case of ammunition * Starvation Camp: Serving out milk and butter for broth * A page from Mr Stanley's note-book - sketch maps * The pigmies at home - a Zanzibar scout taking notes * Address to rebel officers at Kavalli * The pigmies as compared with the English officers, Soudanese and Zanzibaris * The pigmies under the lens as compared to Capt Casati's servant Okili * Climbing the plateau slopes * Rescued Egyptians and their families * Ruwenzori, from Kavalli's * Ruwenzori from Mtsora * Bird's eye view of Ruwenzori, Lake Albert Edward and Lake Albert * Ruwenzori, from Karimi * Expedition winding up the Gorge of Karya-Muhoro * Expedition winding up the gorge of Karya-Muhoro * A page from Mr. Stanley's notebook - musical instruments * Weapons of the Balegga and Wahuma tribes * Baby rhinoceros showing fight in camp * Southwest extremity of Lake Victoria Nyanza * Stanley, Emin and officers at Usambiro * Experiences in Usukuma * Banquet at Msua * Under the palms at Bagamoyo * The relief expedition returning to Zanzibar * The faithfuls at Zanzibar * A swimming race after a bush antelope * Dwarf captive at Avitako * Briding the Dui River * Two-edged spears * Play-table * Back rest and stool * Decorated earthen pot * Arrows of the dwarfs * Elephant trap * A belle of Bavira * View of camp at Kavalli * Shukri Agha, commandant of Mswa Station * Sali, head-boy * An ancient Egyptian lady * Attack by the Wanyoro at Semliki Ferry * Houses on the edge of the forest * Egyptian The tallest peak on the Ruwenzori, from Awamba forest * Southwest twin cones of Ruwenzori * Africa in Homer's world * Africa in map of Herataeus * Africa in Hipparchus, 100 BC * Ptolemy's map of Africa, AD 150 * Central Africa according to Edrisi, AD 1154 * Map of the Margarita Philosophica, AD 1503 * Map of John Ruysch, AD 1508 * Map of Sylvanus, AD 1511 * Hieronimus on Verrazano's map, 1529 * Sebastian Cabot's map of the world, 16th century * The Nile's sources according to the geographers of the 16th and 17th centuries * Map of the Nile basin, AD 1819 * Mountains of the Moon, Massoudi, 11th century * Map of Nile basin today from the Mediterranean to S. Lat 4 degrees * View of Ruwenzori from Bakokoro Western Cones * The Little Salt Lake at Katwe * Section of a house near Lake Albert Nyanza * A village in Ankori * Expedition climbing the rock in the valley of Ankori * Musical instruments of the Balegga * A hot spring, Mtagata * Lake Urigi * View from Mackay's Mission, Lake Victoria * Rock Hills, Usambiro * House and balcony from which Emin fell * Sketch of casket containing the Freedom of the City of London * Sketch of casket, the gift of King Leopold


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