MY LIFE WITH STANLEY'S REAR GUARD
London: Chatto & Windus, 1891. First Edition. Hard Cover. Item #3532
viii with half-title, (1)pp. ad, double-paged map, 163pp., 32pp. ads at rear, bound in dark blue pictorial cloth stamped in brown, floral endpapers, from the library of William S. Dalliba (1847-1921), a 50 year veteran of American Express in the United States and Europe and was president of the American Chamber of Commerce 1905-1906. He lived and died in Southern California. This is one of the author's more scarce works. Herbert Ward also authored Five Years with the Congo Cannibals, among others. A very nice copy showing light edge wear; near fine. The author, Herbert Ward, was recruited by H. M. Stanley to rescue Emin Pasha from the Mahdi. This expedition, including the rear guard, was not successful; there were a number of casualties. Consequently, Ward and others felt they had been maligned for their participation in the venture. So this is Ward's account and his contribution to the history of European intervention in Africa.