V tsarstve chernych. Stseny iz Zhizni i prirody sredneei Afriki

STANLEY, Henry Morton. V tsarstve chernych. Stseny iz Zhizni i prirody sredneei Afriki.

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STANLEY, Henry Morton. V tsarstve chernych. Stseny iz Zhizni i prirody sredneei Afriki. Saint Petersburg, A. V. Orlov [for Granstrem], [1905].

8vo. Original illustrated publisher's cloth, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers; pp. [iv], 248, title printed in red and black and with wood-engraved vignette, 20 wood-engraved plates printed in purple (including frontispiece), wood-engraved illustrations in the text; extremities of the cloth binding a little worn, a few leaves lightly spotted, two pages with marginal child's drawing; contemporary Russian ownership inscription on half-title.
Third edition in Russian of Stanley's My Kalulu, Prince, King, and Slave; a story of Central Africa, translated by M. Granstrem, a member of the family of the publisher. The first Russian edition had been published in 1895 by Balashev. This adventure story for boys is carrying strong abolitionist themes and became a world-wide success. 'I had in view, that I might be able to describe more vividly in such a book as this than in any other way the evils of the slave trade in Africa' (Stanley in the preface of the 1889 edition, p. viii). - No Russian edition in COPAC, OCLC locates a single copy (of this edition alone), at Northwestern University.
See Granstrem’s Publishing Company, Exhibition from Collections of the National Library of Russia (online).

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