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 BAIKIE, WILLIAM BALFOUR:, Narrative of an Exploring Voyage up the Rivers Kwo'ra and Bi'nue (Commonly Known as the Niger and Tsâdda) in 1854. London, John Murray, 1856.
BAIKIE, WILLIAM BALFOUR:
Narrative of an Exploring Voyage up the Rivers Kwo'ra and Bi'nue (Commonly Known as the Niger and Tsâdda) in 1854. London, John Murray, 1856.
. Pp. xvi, 456, adv. (32). With frontispiece, one drawing of the steamship Pleiad and one folding map. Rebound in cloth. Old signature on half title. First edition. In 1854 Baikie joined the British Niger expedition as a surgeon and naturalist. Under his command the steamship Pleiad traversed more than two hundred and fifty miles up the Niger of previously uncharted water. His account includes information about the natural history, commerce, the different tribes and their customs. The appendix is about how Baikie discovered the use of quinine to prevent malaria fever.
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Book number: 121026
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, afrika, africa, afrique, african, travel, exploration, nigerriver, niger, western africa, benue river, chadda river, nigeria

 BAINES, THOMAS:, The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa. London & Cape Colony, 1877.
BAINES, THOMAS:
The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa. London & Cape Colony, 1877.
. Pp. xxiv, 240 including 50 pages of advertisement. With four photo-type plates, one facsimile letter, woodcut illustrations and one large folding map (of the gold fields and the Cape Colony) in a pocket at rear. Original pictorial cloth, stamped in gilt and black, rubbed, some damp staining to the covers but internally fine. First edition, posthumously published. Important work of the gold discoveries in Matabeleland and Mashionaland (Zimbabwe). Baines led an expedition in the 1860s to secure licences for a gold-mining company from King Lobengula. At end a chapter where the author describes nineteen routes to the gold regions of South-Eastern Africa. Czech p. 13. Mendelssohn I, pp.71-2.
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Book number: 120996
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 432.97 | £UK 342.25 | JP¥ 65238]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, afrika, afrique, travel, exploration, gold, zimbabwe, south africa, southern africa, hunting, game,

 BAKER, SAMUEL W. BAKER:, The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and the Explorations of the Nile Sources. Two volumes. London Macmillian and Co., 1867.
BAKER, SAMUEL W. BAKER:
The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and the Explorations of the Nile Sources. Two volumes. London Macmillian and Co., 1867.
. Pp. xxx, 371; x, (2), 372. Half title to first volume missing. With two frontispieces (one tinted), two maps (one large folding), thirteen full-page plates and many textual illustrations. Old ownership's signature on title page (first volume). Original decorated cloth decorated in gilt, some minor wear. Bookplates. Volume one loose in binding. Occasionally some minor spotting. Second edition (first 1866) of this famous account about the source of the Nile, reprinted many times. Samuel White Baker was an English naturalist, big game hunter and explorer. He was the first Englishman to undertake high office under the Egyptian government. Baker discovered the lake Albert N'Yanza and the source of the White Nile. Includes much on elephant and buffalo hunting. Czech 15. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 49.
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Book number: 121019
€  280.00 [Appr.: US$ 303.08 | £UK 239.5 | JP¥ 45667]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, egypt, egyptian, sudan, Nile, hunting, game, games, elephant, uganda, south sudan,

 BAKER, SAMUEL W.:, 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.
BAKER, SAMUEL W.:
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 woodcut 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 suppress 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
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, slavery,

 
BAKER, FLORENCE BARBARA MARIA / BAKER, ANNE:
Morning Star. Florence Baker's Diary of the Expedition to put Down the Slave Trade on the Nile 1870-73. London, William Kimber, 1972.
. Pp. 240. With one map and 17 halftones. Publisher's blue cloth in pictorial dustjacket. Florence Baker was married to Samuel Baker, one of Britain's foremost African explorers. Florence, an Hungarian with a childhood wrapped in mystery, first met Samuel when he was on a hunting trip in Hungary with the Makarajah Duleep Singh in 1858-59. This account, for the first time ever published, describes an expedition into the region of the Upper Nile in 1870. Robinson p.3.
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Book number: 34007
€  160.00 [Appr.: US$ 173.19 | £UK 137 | JP¥ 26095]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, egypt, nile, afrique, afrika, travel, voyages, exploration, egyptian, afrika, afrircana

 BARTH, CHRISTIAN GOTTLOB:, [AKRA LANGUAGE]. Biblias Sádsi. 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.
BARTH, CHRISTIAN GOTTLOB:
[AKRA LANGUAGE]. Biblias Sádsi. 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 published this series of "Bible Stories" (1845) which was translated into many different languages.
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Book number: 100463
€  480.00 [Appr.: US$ 519.57 | £UK 410.75 | JP¥ 78286]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, afirka, africa, african, afrique, ghana, akra, language, langue, linguisitc, religion, exploration, travel, GS language

 
BARTHÉLEMY-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
€  200.00 [Appr.: US$ 216.49 | £UK 171.25 | JP¥ 32619]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: 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, rebacked with original red title label, front hinge cracking, lower hinge loose. 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. Wadström, but here revised by Beaver. Gay 3196.
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Book number: 40039
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: 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
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: 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, with some loss. Some minor staining. First edition, reissued several times. Playfair 1723. Zenker BO ii, 193.
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Book number: 32082
€  320.00 [Appr.: US$ 346.38 | £UK 273.75 | JP¥ 52191]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, arabic, algerie, language, langue, linguistic, travel, exploration, africa, africana, afrika, afrique, army,

 
BENTLEY, WILLIAM HOLMAN:
Dictionary and Grammar of the Kongo Language, As spoken at San Salvador, the Ancient Capital of the Old Kongo Empire, West Africa. Compiled and Prepared for the Baptist Mission on the Kongo River, West Africa. London, the Baptist Missionary Society & Trübner & Co., 1887.
. Pp. xxiv, 718. With one folding table of concords. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, stained and with some wear. Light foxing to first few leaves otherwise fine internally. Old ownership signature on front endpaper. AND: APPENDIX. London 1895. Pp. iii-vii, 721-944, (1), 945-1052. Original cloth gilt, faded and worn. Title page cut off at the bottom, no text loss. Without half title (?). First edition.The first comprehensive dictionary and grammar of the Kongo language, compiled under the auspices of Leopold II of Belgium. The Reverend William Bentley, missionary of the English Baptist Society resided for five years in the region of West Africa where the Kongo language is spoken. Zaunmüller 227 (later edition).
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Book number: 121004
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, africana, afrique, linguistics, languages, dictionary, grammar, Kongo, Congo, san salvador, west africa, baptist

 BERTRAND, ALFRED:, Au Pays des Ba-Rotsi Haut Zambèze. Voyage d'exploration en Afrique et retour par les chutes Victoria, le Matébéléland, le Transvaal, Natal, Le Cap. Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1898.
BERTRAND, ALFRED:
Au Pays des Ba-Rotsi Haut Zambèze. Voyage d'exploration en Afrique et retour par les chutes Victoria, le Matébéléland, le Transvaal, Natal, Le Cap. Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1898.
. Tall 8vo. Pp. vi, 331 + lvs (2). With engraved front portrait, title printed in red and black, two large folding maps at rear and many textual illustrations. Publisher's green cloth, decorated in gilt, beautiful marbled end papers. First edition. A very good copy. Bertrand was a Swiss geographer and photographer who made many ethnographical trips around the world. This account is about a journey to the Barotseland and the Zambezi basin, today located in western Zambia. Bertand's account based on his diary describes the different places he visited, its people, and hunting experiences of buffalo, wildebeest and lion. Includes also the return journey via Victoria Falls, Matabeleland (Zimbabwe), the Transvaal, Natal and the Cape. Czech p.16. Mendelssohn I, pp. 119-20.
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Book number: 121025
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, afrique, afrika, african, travel, exploration, barotse, marutze, lozi kingdom, zambezi, zambia, hunting, game, lion, buaffalo, southern africa,

 
BIRCHEROD, JOHANNES JACOB:
Arctos Alexandriae, sive de prisco septentrionalium in urbe illa mercatu locus .... productus, & observationibus ebraicis ac historicis illustratus, quem divina annuente gratia. Diss. resp. Petro Severino Winther. Hafniae (Copenhagen), J.P. Bockenhoffer, 1685.
. Small 4to. Pp. (iv), 52. Boards, rubbed. Bibl. Danica ii,557. Ehrencron- M. i, 438.
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Book number: 99619
€  240.00 [Appr.: US$ 259.78 | £UK 205.5 | JP¥ 39143]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, egypt, africa, afrika, afrique, trade, alexandria, hebrew,

 
BLADH, P.J., & HORNSTEDT, C.F.:
Reseanteckningar. ("Skrifter utgifna af Svenska Litteratursällskapet i Finland. X"). Helsingfors 1888.
. Pp. (vi), 176. Original printed wrappers. Uncut copy. Contains: 1. BLADH, P.J., Anteckningar under en ekonomisk resa till Tyskland, Nederländerna och Paris åren 1799-1800. Pp 1-74. A travel account mainly described from a commercial point of view. And; 2. HORNSTEDT, C.F., Anteckningar under en resa till Ostindien åren 1782-86. Pp 75-176. A narrative by a Swedish botanist Klas Fredrik Hornstedt, a pupil of Carl Peter Thunberg. Contains a collection of letters from his voyage to the Cape and Java during the years 1783-1785. Aalto p.19.
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Book number: 14211
€  120.00 [Appr.: US$ 129.89 | £UK 102.75 | JP¥ 19571]
Catalogue: Europe
Keywords: Europe, europa, europe, travels, voyages, explore, exploration, germany, netherlands, holland, germany, asia, east, cape, java, indonesia, south africa, viajes, viaggio, reisen

 BOTERO, GIOVANNI:,  Le relationi universali di Giovanni Botero Benese, divise in quattro parti. Venetia, Giorgio Angelieri, 1596.
BOTERO, GIOVANNI:
Le relationi universali di Giovanni Botero Benese, divise in quattro parti. Venetia, Giorgio Angelieri, 1596.
. 4to. Contains: Parts i:1-2; ii, iii and iv in one volume. Pp. (xxx), 192, 80, 193-240; (xvi), 152; 183, table (9); (xvi), 79. In our copy the second volume of part one (i:2) is bound between libros iii and iv of part one. The second part is printed by Giacomo Vincenti and the third by Gio. Battista Ussio. With engraved vignettes on title pages and four double page engraved maps of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The map of Africa is strengthened at inner margins, with a hole, and faded in a few places. The map of America is browned (due to paper quality), with tear at fold and another small tear without any loss, frayed at outer margins. The other two maps are fine. Some old annotations and underlinings in ink in the first part. Some staining and age browning, more severe in places. Contemporary vellum, stained, with title in manuscript on spine. Bookplate. Early edition of Botero's famous work; a political and geographical description of different countries around the known world at the time. First published at Rome in 1591-93, reissued many times and translated into several languages. Giovanni Botero (1533-1617), Jesuit and Italian ecclesiastic, was secretary to Bishop Carlo Borromeo, and later to Archbishop Frederico Borromeo. He was considered to be one of the greatest economists of his time and this work has been considered the beginning of demographic studies. Borba de Moraes i, 101. Index Aurel. 122726. Cf Sabin ii, 3370.
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Book number: 37039
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Catalogue: Travel general
Keywords: Travel general, geography, europe, asia, africa, america, travel, exploration, voyage, maps,

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