LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 92 OF 250 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, 4to (288 x 218mm.), (vol.1) [iv], iii-xvi, 530pp.; (vol.2) [iv], iii-xvi, 472pp., 4 coloured maps [3 folding, and the 2 largest on linen as issued], photogravure frontispieces, 6 etchings by M.G. Montbard, and 36 plates, one leaf of autograph facsimile, illustrations, original dark brown half morocco over vellum boards, top edges gilt, uncut\nStanley's expedition to rescue the Ottoman-German naturalist and one-time governor of Equatoria Emin Pasha set out in January 1887. Following a particularly treacherous and difficult route which included a five month journey through the Ituri rain forest and having lost two-thirds of the party, Stanley eventually convinced Emin Pasha to leave Equatoria in 1889. The six etchings by M.G. Montbard were specially prepared for this edition-de-luxe, and each is signed in pencil by the artist.