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[SHEERE, HENRY SIR]:
A Discourse Touching Tangier: in a Letter to a Person of Quality. To which is Added, the Interest of Tangier: by Another Hand. London, 1680.
Pp. (ii), 5-40. Uncut copy bound in half calf to period style, gilt spine with red gilt morocco label. First edition. For several centuries Tangier has been an important trade post due to it's position at the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean. It was a British colony from 1661 when it was given to Charles II as part of the dowry from the Portugese, until 1684. The first part of this work contains a letter about the colony, it's contributions in the past and what opportunities may exist for the future, and in addition some general information regarding the trade. The second part, ascribed to Henry Sheere, gives a postitive picture of the city and tries to describe and explain the difficulties for the English people living there. Furthermore he mentions the building of a mole in the harbour, and claims that when it's completed it will make Tangier the most prosperous and hopeful city that belongs to Britain! However, the British were forced to withdraw and destroyed the city and it's port before they left in 1684. Kress 1517. Playfair, Morocco, 271.
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Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, morocco, tangier, tanger, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, trade,

 
[GALLIOT, CHARLES]:
Dissertation sur le Dieu Sérapis, Où l'on examine l'Origine, les Attributs & le Culte de cette Divinité. A Amsterdam. Paris, J. Barbou, 1760.
Pp. 78. Uncut as issued in original queries. Unbound. First edition. Sérapis was the official god of Egypt and Greece created by the Greek pharaoh Ptolemy I. He was hoping that the common religious base would unify the two peoples. Sérapis became very popular and his most famous temple was the Serapeum of Alexandria. Quérard iii, 248.
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Book number: 99905
€  350.00 [Appr.: US$ 410.9 | £UK 319.5 | JP• 45455]
Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, egypt, egyptian, god, divinity, exploration, africa, afrique, african,

 [WOLOF LANGUAGE]., Guide de la conversation français-volof. Dakar (Sénégal), Saint Joseph de Ngasobil, Mission Catholique, 1907.
[WOLOF LANGUAGE].
Guide de la conversation français-volof. Dakar (Sénégal), Saint Joseph de Ngasobil, Mission Catholique, 1907.
24mo. Pp. xvi, 167, (1). Original printed boards, cloth spine. Faint stamp on upper cover and title. A scarce small guide treating the Wolof language, the most common language spoken in Senegal, but also spoken in the Gambia and Mauritania. It's mainly an oral language and therefore there are many different forms of spelling. This guide includes a dictionary, a small treatise on conjugation and a selection of basic phrases. It was printed at the mission of St. Joseph Ngazobil, south of Dakar. Not in Vater.
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Book number: 100690
€  950.00 [Appr.: US$ 1115.3 | £UK 867 | JP• 123378]
Catalogue: Western Africa
Keywords: Western Africa, wolof, volof, dakar, senegal, afirca, afrika, afrique, language, langue, linguistic
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[MOCAMBIQUE IMPRINT].
[MOCAMBIQUE IMPRINT]. O Governador Geral da Provincia de Mocambique e as conferencias do engenheiro Machado na Sociedade de Geographia de Lisboa. Mocambique, Imrensa Nacional, 1881.
Pp. 30, app. xxii. Original printed wrappers, chipped at edges, a small hole on front wrapper without any loss of text. Old inscription on front wrapper.
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Book number: 40033
€  450.00 [Appr.: US$ 528.3 | £UK 410.75 | JP• 58442]
Catalogue: Eastern Africa
Keywords: Eastern Africa, mocambique, mozambique, east africa, africa, afrika, african, africana, travel, exploration, explore, travels, portugese,

 
[SOLANO, MANUEL ALVARES DO]:
Nova relacao de hum grande terremoto, que no dia 9 do mez de dezembro do anno de 1752 succedeo na Cidade de Tunes, capital do reyno de Argel: calamidades, que experimentao aquelles Barbaros na prezente secca; noticia de algumas expiaçoes ridiculas, que tem feito par a applacar o seu falso Profeta, copiado de huma carta escreveo hum Marinheiro cativo naquella Cidade, natural da Ericeira. Lisboa, Officina Alvarense, 1753.
Small 4to. Pp. (8). Text browned. Old wrappers, spine chipped. A small rare work devoted to the earth quake in Tunis on December 1752.
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Book number: 100500
€  580.00 [Appr.: US$ 680.92 | £UK 529.5 | JP• 75325]
Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, africa, afrique, afrika, africana, travel, exploration, earthquake

 
[POIRET, JEAN LOUIS MARIE]:
Om Barbariet; dess inwånare, mores och arabers, sedwanor och lefnadssätt, jämte beskrifning på de der warande synnerliga djur, såsom lejon, panther-djur, tigrar, strutsar &. Stockholm, Joh. Chr. Holmberg, 1790.
4to. Pp. 8. Disbound. First Swedish work dealing with Poiret's travel account of the Barbary in 1785-86 (Paris 1789). This extract is mainly devoted to different exotic animals such as lion, panther, tiger and ostrich. Samuel √Ėdman published another Swedish version - more extensive - of Poiret's journey in 1792. Cf Gay 463.
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Book number: 99785
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Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, voyage

 
[WINDUS, JOHN]:
Reise nach Mequinetz, der Residenz des heutigen Kaysers von Fetz und Marocco, welche C. Stuart als Gross-Britannischer Gesandter, Anno 1721 zur Erledigung der dortigen Gefangenen abgelegt hat. Hannover, Nicolaus Förster u. Sohn, 1726.
Small 4to. Pp. (xiv), 131, (5). With one engraved front portrait and 6 engraved plates. Half vellum on marbled paper covered boards, black morocco title label on spine. First German edition, translated from the original English (London 1725) by F.C. Weber. John Windus participated in an expedition with Commodore Charles Stewart in 1720 to conlude a peace treaty with the emperor of Morocco on behalf of George I. In January the following year a treaty between Britain and Morocco was signed at Ceuta. At that time many Europeans were imprisoned in Morocco because of piracy, but thanks to the peace agreement many English slaves (including some captains) were released. This edition has a portrait of the Emperor Moulai Ismail not found in the original. Gay 1294. Paulitschke 692. Playfair 342.
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Book number: 99534
€  2500.00 [Appr.: US$ 2935 | £UK 2281.75 | JP• 324678]
Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, morocco, marocko, afrika, afrique, africa, african, travel, exploration,

 
[WEST AFRICA].
[A small collection of ephemera relating to the West African Expeditionary Force and the Northern Railway in German Cameroon]. Douala and Bonaberi, Cameroon, 1915-16.
Comprises: 1. Christmas card from the Royal Engineers with the West African Expeditionary Force. Duala 1915. Oblong 8vo. Size: 19,5 x 12 cm. Two coloured maps and illustrations with integral blanks. Original printed decorated wrappers with cord ties. The illustrations are signed by E.A. Allen 1915. 2. Printed dinner menu in colour. Chatam Towers. Duala Xmas 1915. Size: 11,5 x 19,5 cm. Two leaves in original printed wrappers, in colour and highlightened with gold, with several signatures. Cord ties. 3. [British Section of the Northern Railway]. Letter to Lieut F.W.W. by J.H. Kentish dated Bonaberi 14th March 1915. Single sheet. Typed. 4. Menu for Cameroon Northern Railway Staff Dinner. 1st Jan. 1916. Two leaves with printed menu in colour and with illustrations. In original printed wrappers, coloured and signed E.A. Allen. Cord ties.
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Catalogue: Western Africa
Keywords: Western Africa, west africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, cameroon, kamerun,

 ADANSON, MICHEL:,  Histoire naturelle du Sénégal. Coquillages. Avec une relation abrégée d'un voyage fait en ce pays pendant les années 1749, 50, 51, 52 et 53. Paris, Claude-Jean-Baptiste Bache, 1757.
ADANSON, MICHEL:
Histoire naturelle du Sénégal. Coquillages. Avec une relation abrégée d'un voyage fait en ce pays pendant les années 1749, 50, 51, 52 et 53. Paris, Claude-Jean-Baptiste Bache, 1757.
4to. Pp. (viii), 190; (ii), xcvi, 275. With one large folding map and 19 folding plates depicting different molluscs and shells engraved by Thérèse Reboul after sketches by the author. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with five raised bands and title-label, rubbed, spine worn, hinges cracked. Marbled endpapers, red edges. Bookplate (Bruce of Kinnaird). Provenance: James Bruce (1730-94), a Scottish explorer who introduced Ethiopia to the western world and confirmed the source of the Blue Nile. First edition of an early scientific expedition to Senegal. The first part deals with Adanson's voyage and explorations in Senegal, including the Island of Goree and the River Senegal. The second part is devoted to the history of conchology. Michel Adanson (1727-1806) was a French botanist who entered the service of the French East India Company in order to study the natural history of Senegambia. He was the first naturalist to visit Senegal and in 1759 he became a member of the Académie des Sciences. Internally a clean and crisp copy. Chadenat 2760. Cox i, p. 383. Gay 2883. Howgego A12. Nissen ZBI 27.
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Book number: 23078
€  2400.00 [Appr.: US$ 2817.6 | £UK 2190.5 | JP• 311691]
Catalogue: Western Africa
Keywords: Western Africa, africa, afrika, africana, afrikana, natural history, senegal, gambia, west africa, botany, conch, shells, molusc, travel, exploration, gor√©e, island of gor√©e, √ģle de Gor√©e
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DE AMICIS, EDMONDO:
Morocco, its People and Places. Translated from the thirteenth Italian edition by Maria Hornor Lansdale. Two volumes. Philadelphia, Henry T. Coates & Co., 1897.
Pp. viii, 253; viii, 226. With one folding coloured map and 50 plates. With minor marginal stain to some of the plates in volume two. Contemporary half calf, spines richly gilt and with red title labels (partly gone), spines faded. The author accompanied the Italian Minister, the late Commendatore Stefano Scovasso, on his embassy to the Sultan of Morocco. Originally published at Milan in 1876. Playfair 1230.
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Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, morocoo, marocco, africa, afrique, afrika, travel, exploration, voyage

 
ANDERSSON, C.J.:
Sjön Ngami. Forskningar och upptäckter under fyra års vandringar i sydvestra Afrika. Sthlm 1862.
VIII, 288, 286.295, (6) pp. With one map, 16 steelengravings and many woodcut ills in the text. Cont. half calf, rubbed. Exlibris. A Swedish transl. from the original English edition with the author¬īs own corrections.
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Book number: 18105
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Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, africa, afrika, afrique, africana, travels, voyages, explore, exploration, south africa, ngami, afrique du sud, explorations, exp√©ditions, viajes, viaggio, reisen, southern africa,, southern africa, s√ľdafrika, afrique du sud

 
BACKHOUSE, JAMES:
Extracts from Letters of James Backhouse now Engaged in a Religious Visit to Van Dieman's Land, and New South Wales. Accompanied by George Washington Walker. Ten parts in one volume. London, Harvey and Darton, 1838; 1837-41.
Pp. 94; 78; 86; 80; 66 (wrong pagination); 83, (1); 91,(1); 94; 99, (1) and ; 100. Each part published separately with individual title pages. First editions except part one which is in third edition. Contemporary half calf on papercovered boards, rebacked with the original back preserved, rubbed. Bookplate. Light foxing to endpapers. A small hole on title page with loss of one letter. Comprises: Parts 1-5 devoted to Australia; part 6 to Mauritius and parts 7-10 to South Africa. Backhouse was a Quaker missionary who lived in South Africa during the years 1838-41. Ferguson 2434-7 & 2703-4.
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Book number: 29099
€  700.00 [Appr.: US$ 821.8 | £UK 639 | JP• 90910]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, australia, mauritius, south africa, africa, africana, travel, voyage, exploration, oceania, afrique

 
BAKER, SAMUEL W. BAKER:
Ismailia: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1875.
Pp. 542. With two maps (one folding), engraved front portrait and 50 wood cut plates, all protected with tissue guards. Publisher's burgundy cloth, gilt, with gilt vignette of a camel caravan on the upper cover, spine faded. First American edition (first London 1874). This classic work by a celebrated African explorer is about an expedition in 1869, headed by Baker, with the aim to surpress the slave-trade in Central Africa. Baker was the first Englishman to undertake high office under the Egyptian government. A very good copy. Cf Blackmer 66.
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Book number: 100454
€  420.00 [Appr.: US$ 493.08 | £UK 383.5 | JP• 54546]
Catalogue: Central Africa
Keywords: Central Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, slavery,

 
BAKER, SAMUEL WHITE:
Ismalia. Beraettelse om den af Isamail, Khediv af Egypten, foer undertryckande af slafhandeln i Centralafrika utsaende expedition. Stockholm 1875.
Pp. (iv), 398, (2). With 2 maps and 60 illustrations (of which 41 full-page). Contemporary half calf, rubbed. A slightly worn copy. A Swedish edition translated by C.A. Swahn from the English (London 1874). Cf Ibrahim-Hilmy i, p.49.
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Book number: 15102
€  140.00 [Appr.: US$ 164.36 | £UK 128 | JP• 18182]
Catalogue: Central Africa
Keywords: Central Africa, africa, africana, afrique, egypt, ismalia, slavery, central africa, centralafrika, central africa, equatorial africa, l'Afrique centrale, afrika, zentralafrika, afrique central

 [AKRA LANGUAGE]. BARTH, CHRISTIAN GOTTLOB:, Biblias Sâdsi. Dr. Barth's Bible Stories. Translated into the Akra-Language. Württemberg, Printed for the German & Foreign School-Book-Society at Calw, by J.F. Steinkopf, 1854.
[AKRA LANGUAGE]. BARTH, CHRISTIAN GOTTLOB:
Biblias Sâdsi. Dr. Barth's Bible Stories. Translated into the Akra-Language. Württemberg, Printed for the German & Foreign School-Book-Society at Calw, by J.F. Steinkopf, 1854.
12mo. Pp. vi, 197. With numerous illustrations. Original red cloth, elaborated gilt design on covers. First edition, translated from the German by Johann Zimmermann, a second was published at Stuttgart in 1858. The Akra or the GS language is spoken by the people inhabiting the Gold-coast of Western Africa. Barth was a German pastor and missionary who wrote this series of "Bible Stories" (1845) which was translated into many different languages.
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Book number: 100463
€  520.00 [Appr.: US$ 610.48 | £UK 474.75 | JP• 67533]
Catalogue: Western Africa
Keywords: Western Africa, afirka, africa, african, afrique, ghana, akra, language, langue, linguisitc, religion, exploration, travel, GS language
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BARTHÃÁLEMY-HADOT, MARIE ADELAIDE:
Les héritiers des Ducs de Bouillon ou les francais à Alger. Four volumes. Paris 1816.
Small 8vo.Pp. (iv), 245; (iv), 260; (iv), 264; (iv), 286. Contemporary boards, flat calf spines, richly decorated and lettered in gilt. Binding slightly rubbed and some minor staining. Gay 793. Vicaire, Superchériés i, 385.
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Book number: 99140
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Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, alger, africa, africana, afrique, afrika, travel, exploration, literature,

 
BEAVER, CAPTAIN PHILIP:
African Memoranda: Relative to an Attempt to Establish a British Settlement on the Island of Bulama, on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Year 1792. With a Brief Notice of the Neighbouring Tribes, Soil, Productions, &c. London, C. & R. Baldwin, 1805.
4to. Pp. (viii), xvi, 500. With one large folding map "Nautical map intended for the use of colonial undertakings" (with small tear at fold) and two engraved plates of Beaver's "Block House" on the island of Bulama. Contemporary calf, nicely rebacked with original red title label, weak hinges and corners rubbed. With some minor staining and a few leaves with dust-soiling. First edition. Beaver participated in this British mission aiming for a colonization of the island of Bulama near Sierra Leone. The expedition was badly executed and a failure. Beaver stayed on for 18 months to make settlement a success but many of the colonists died and the remaining abandoned the colony. The large map was orginally composed by C.B. Wadstr√
∂ m, but here revised by Beaver. Gay 3196.
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Book number: 40039
€  1750.00 [Appr.: US$ 2054.5 | £UK 1597.25 | JP• 227275]
Catalogue: Western Africa
Keywords: Western Africa, africa, afrika, african, travel, voyage, exploration, explore, guinea, sierra leone, slavery, afrique, bulama, sierra leone,

 
BEL, ALFRED:
Guide illustré du touriste Tlemcen et ses environs. Oran, L. Fouque, no date (1910).
Pp. (iv), iv, 170. With many photographical illustrations. With one large folding map in pocket at rear. Publisher's cloth, rubbed. Minor marginal stain to first ten leaves. First edition of this guide to the Algerian Islamic town of Tlemcen.
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Book number: 35174
€  180.00 [Appr.: US$ 211.32 | £UK 164.5 | JP• 23377]
Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, tlemcen, algier, algere, north africa, africa, afrique, afrika, guide, travels, travel, exploration,

 
BELLEMARE, ALEXANDRE:
Grammaire arabe (idiome d'Algérie) a l'usage de l'armée et des employés civils de l'Algérie; ouvrage publié avec l'approbation de M. le Ministre de la Guerre, sur le rapport d'une commission spéciale. Paris & Alger 1850.
Pp. (iv), vii, (1), 196. Uncut copy in original printed wrappers, chipped at spine and edges. Some minor staining. First edition. Playfair 1723. Zenker BO ii, 193.
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Book number: 32082
€  200.00 [Appr.: US$ 234.8 | £UK 182.75 | JP• 25974]
Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, arabic, algerie, language, langue, linguistic, travel, exploration, africa, africana, afrika, afrique

 
WADSTRÃĖM (WADSTROEM): CARL BERNHARD:
Observations on the Slave Trade, and A Description of some Part of the Coast of Guinea, During A Voyage, Made in 1787, and 1788, in Company with Doctor A. Sparrman and Captain Arrehenius. London, Printed and Sold by James Phillips, George-Yard, Lombard-Street, 1789.
Pp. (ii), xii, 67. Title page waterstained and restored at upper margin verso without any loss. Contemporary or slightly later green half calf, flat spine decorated and lettered in gilt, somewhat rubbed, boards with slight discolouration. First edition. Sabin 100906. Goldsmiths 14021. Carl Bernard Wadstr√
∂ m (1746‚ńď99) is known as the Swedish philanthropist and Swedenborgian (New Church) who played a central role in the British abolition movement. In 1787 the Swedish King Gustav III sent Wadstr√
∂ m, together with twio other Swedes; Carl Axel Arrhenius and Anders Sparrman, to Guinea to investigate the possibility of establishing a Swedish West African colony. On Wadstr√
∂ m's return he stayed in England to attend a Swedenborgian conference and was drawn into the current English antislavery campaign. He then established contact with leading abolitionists Thomas Clarkson, Granville Sharp and William Wiberforce. In 1789 he published "Observations on the slave trade" and in 1794‚ńď95 he issued "An Essay on Colonization" in which he exposed the cruelties of slavery and claimed that the Africans were worth more as trading partners and wage labourers than as slaves. The work won much recognition around Europe. In 1795 he moved to Paris where he was made an honourary citizen. He also became a leading member of the French abolition society ‚ńúLes Amis de Noir et des Colonies‚ńķ. See: Beskow ‚ńúMinne af √Ėfver-direkt√
∂ ren Carl Bernard Wadstr√
∂ m‚ńķ, 1861. Dahlgren ‚ńúCarl Bernard Wadstr√
∂ m‚ńķ, Nordisk tidskrift f√
∂ r bok och biblioteksv√§sen II, Sthlm 1915. Ellen Hagen ‚ńúEn frihetstidens son‚ńķ, Sthlm 1946. A critical work that question's Sparrman's prominent role: See P. K. Nelson ‚ńúCarl Bernhard Wadstr√
∂ m. Mannen bakom myten‚ńķ (The man behind the myth), Norrk√
∂ ping 1998. BOUND WITH (Preceded by): [COSTE D'ARNOBAT, C.P.]: Voyage au pays de Bambouc, suivi d'observations int√©ressantes sur les castes indiennes, sur la Hollande et sur l'Angleterre. Bruxelles & Paris 1789. Pp. (iv), 358. One text leaf with tear (no loss). Some minor spotting. AND: WADSTR√ĖM, C.B.: Pr√©cis sur l'√©tablissement des colonies de Sierra L√©ona et de Boulama. Paris, Ch. Pougens, 1798. Pp. viii, 80 (of 94), missing 14 pages. French edition translated from the English by Charles Pougens. Brunet vi, 28428. Gay 2854. Sabin 100907. Qu√©rard X, 464.
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€  2800.00 [Appr.: US$ 3287.2 | £UK 2555.5 | JP• 363640]
Catalogue: Western Africa
Keywords: Western Africa, africa, afrique, africana, afrika, slave, slavery, travel, exploration, guinea, bambouc, senegal, mali, french sudan, sierra leone,

 
BLED DE BRAINE, J.F.:
Cours synthétique, analytique et practique de langue arabe, arrangé a l'usage des colléges et des écoles, ou les dialectes vulgaires africains d'Alger, de Maroc, de Tunis et d'Egypte, enseignés sans maitre. Ouvrage divisé en douze lecons. Paris, Théophile Barrois, 1846.
Pp. xxii, 536. Original cloth, spine damaged and back cover loose. First edition. Zenker BO ii, 194.
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Book number: 29091
€  200.00 [Appr.: US$ 234.8 | £UK 182.75 | JP• 25974]
Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, , linguistics, languages, asia, asien, asie, asiatica, orient, near east, near india, middle east, arabic, arab, arabia, egypt, algeria, maroc, morocco, tunisia, first edition, egypte, inde, moyen orient, linguistique, language, langue, spra

 
BOWDICH, THOMAS EDWARD:
Excursions in Madeira and Porto Santo, During the Autumn of 1823, while on His Third Voyage to Africa; by the Late T. Edward Bowdich, esq. To which is added by Mrs. Bowdich, 1. A narrative of the continuance of the voyage to its completion, ... ; 2. A description of the English settlements on the river Gambia ... ; 3. Appendix, containing zoological and botanical descriptions, and translations from the Arabic. London, George B. Whittaker, 1825.
4to. Pp. xii, 278. With 11 engraved plates, of which 4 in colour by C. Hullmandel, many zoological illustrations (numbered 1-57 on 10 plates) and one linguistic plate. Contemporary half calf, rebacked with original spine preserved, rubbed. Old signature on title. Two small holes on title without any text loss. Bookplate. Some browning and staining. First edition of this interesting work on Madeira and Cape Verde Islands mainly devoted to geology, zoology and botany. Bowdich (1791-1824) participated in several missions to Africa, but died on this mission only 33 years old at Bathurst when he was about to undertake a trigonometric survey of the Gambia region. This work was published posthumously by his widow. Abbey Travel 194. Colas 418. Gay 2983.
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Book number: 99106
€  2200.00 [Appr.: US$ 2582.8 | £UK 2008 | JP• 285717]
Catalogue: Western Africa
Keywords: Western Africa, madeira, africa, ashantee, cape verde, travel, travels, exploration, exploring, afrique, afrika, african,

 
BRADLEY, ELIZA:
An Authentick Narrative of the Shipwreck and Sufferings of Mrs. Eliza Bradley, Wife of James Bradley, of Liverpool, Commander of the Ship Sally, which was Wrecked on the Coast of Barbary, in June 1818. Boston, George Clarck, 1821.
Small 8vo. Pp. 108. With one folding plate of Eliza Bradley on a camel brought into captivity, and one more plate in the text. Modern paper wrappers. According to the narrative Eliza Bradley set sail with her husband in the ship Sally, heading for Teneriffe in the spring of 1818. About five weeks later the ship was lost on the coast of Morocco. Mrs. Bradley was separated from her husband and held captive for six months by the Arabs before ransomed by the British consul. Most likely a fictive account and partly influenced by James Riley's account of life among the Arabs. First published in 1820, reprinted many times. Robinson, Wayward Women, pp. 276-77.
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Book number: 45012
€  300.00 [Appr.: US$ 352.2 | £UK 274 | JP• 38961]
Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, africa, afrika, africana, travel, travels, exploration, afrique, barbary, arab. arabs, arabic

 
BRESNIER, LOUIS-JACQUES:
Cours pratique et théorique de langue arabe renfermant les principes détaillés de la lecture, de la grammaire et du style ... accompagné d'un traité du langue arabe usuel et de ses divers dialectes en Algérie. Alger, Bastide, 1855.
Pp. xvi, 668. With lithographed frontispiece in colour and gold. Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt in compartments and with title lettered in gilt, rubbed and corners worn. Occasionally some minor browning. First edition. Bresnier, French orientalist and pupil of Silvestre de Sacy, lived in Alger from 1837 until his death in 1869. Not in Zenker.
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Book number: 35151
€  300.00 [Appr.: US$ 352.2 | £UK 274 | JP• 38961]
Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, arabic, africa, african, afrique, afrika, language, lagnue, linguistic, exploration,

 
DE BRISSON, PIERRE RAYMOND:
Franske Officern Herr de Brissons skeppsbrott och fångenskap; med de nyaste underrättelser om Africas öknar, ifrån Senegal til Marocco jämte dess inwånarres lefnadssätt och seder, m.m. Stockholm, J.C.Holmberg, 1790.
Pp. 132 . Slightly later marbled wrappers, small part of spine damaged. Light staining. A Swedish version, anonymously translated from the French. An account of the fate of a sailor shipwrecked on the Coast of Senegal and enslaved for sixty-six days by his Arabian master. In the introduction de Brisson describes a meeting with the two Swedes, Sparrman and Wadstr√
∂ m, pupils of Linn√©. Cf Gay 1522. Cf Playfair 441.
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Catalogue: Western Africa
Keywords: Western Africa, senegal, morocco, marocco, africa, north africa, afrique, afrika

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