Smith, Ronald. STANLEY IN TROPICAL AFRICA HIS TRAVELS, HEROISM AND DISCOVERIES AND GALLANT RELIEF OF EMIN PASHA INCLUDING THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIVINGSTONE SEARCH EXPEDITION, OF THE JOURNEY THROUGH EQUATORIAL AFRICA, AND THAT OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CONGO FREE STATE BY RONALD SMITH. WITH MAPS, PORTRAITS, AND NUMEROUS SKETCHES. SECOND EDITION. London, New York and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., 1890. [viii; 196 pages; xx publisher’s advertisements] 18.3 cm. In-8. Light blue stamped cloth cover, with black, red, gilt and brown embossed illustration of indigenous soldiers celebrating Stanley’s arrival.
Frontispiece portrait of H. M. Stanley, from a photograph by Elliot & Fry. Fold-out illustration of Stanley’s meeting with Emin Pasha prefaces Chapter 1, signature 2. An in-text map showing “the wanderings of Livingstone, the course of Stanley, and the place of their meeting.” The fold-out map at page 80 shows wear and fold separation, “H. M. Stanley’s Routes between The Congo and the Zanzibar Coast,” E. G. Ravenstein, del, G. Philp & Son, 32 Fleet St. London. Well-illustrated with head- and tailpieces, in-text illustrations, eight full-page engravings. With the academic achievement bookplate from the Edinburgh Merchant Company Schools certificate of the Edinburgh Ladies College, First Prize for Writing awarded to Mary Dickson (1880-1966), Session of 1889-90, David Pryde, Head Master. With slight wear to the head and tail of the cloth spine and cover edges, the book remains in very good condition, in aging cloth. Mary Isabella Dickson was the daughter of Edinburgh physician, George Dickson and the future wife of chemist, Alan W.C. Menzies, long-tenured at Princeton. Mary Dickson Menzies’ daughter was Elizabeth (“Betty”) G.C. Menzies, the photographer-author and the first woman photographer at Princeton University.
Slavery Debate in British Parliament 1806 with Fold-out Slave Ship Illustration
Antislavery Denunciation of Methodist Episcopal Church The Brotherhood of Thieves Or A True Picture of the American Church and Clergy by Stephen S Foster 1843
Betty Menzies’ MILLSTONE VALLEY Praised by Julian Boyd as, “a product of the intellect of a scholar, the heart of a concerned citizen, and the hand of an artist.”