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 OSBECK, PEHR:, Dagbok öfwer en ostindisk resa åren 1750, 1751, 1752. Med anmärkningar uti naturkunnigheten, främmande folkslags språk, seder, hushållning, m.m. AND: TORÉN, OLOF: En ostindisk resa til Suratte, China &c. Från 1750 April 1. til 1752 Jun. 26. Stockholm, Lor. Ludv. Grefing, 1757.
OSBECK, PEHR:
Dagbok öfwer en ostindisk resa åren 1750, 1751, 1752. Med anmärkningar uti naturkunnigheten, främmande folkslags språk, seder, hushållning, m.m. AND: TORÉN, OLOF: En ostindisk resa til Suratte, China &c. Från 1750 April 1. til 1752 Jun. 26. Stockholm, Lor. Ludv. Grefing, 1757.
. Pp. (viii), 376, (16). With twelve engraved botanical plates (one of a fish). Contemporary half calf, worn. Hinges weak and partly split, spine ends worn. Partly with some browning. First edition. Comprises reports by two Swedish naturalists and disciples of Carl von Linné about their voyages to China between 1750 and 1752.Pehr Osbeck served as a chaplain on a Swedish East India voyage to Canton where he spent about four months in 1751. The expedition sailed by way of Spain, the Canary Islands, the Cape of Good Hope and Java. Osbeck's account includes detailed and accurate information about plants, fish, insects, birds and other animals along the route. A large collection of newly discovered plants in China and Java was brought back and given to Linné. Osbeck's diary also includes accurate and interesting details about the people in China and their manners, language, food, religion, agriculture, commerce, etc. The second work comprises TorénÕs narrative of an East India voyage via Surat to China which was published posthumously by Linné. Torén writes about his visit to Madagascar with descriptions of the people and different kinds of fruits, trees, plants, lemurs, etc. Many pages are devoted to the stay in Surat, the important Indian seaport at this time. Including valuable descriptions of the inhabitants, housing, customs, religion, language, clothing and also much about trade and merchandise. The voyage continues to Malacca before reaching Macao and Canton. Torén vividly describes life and trade at the factories at Guangzhou (Canton) which then was the centre of Chinese trade for the outside world. Ekeberg's separately printed account of an East India voyage to China, sometimes with bound, is not present here. Cordier BS 2097. Löwendahl 491. Pritzel 6865. Schildt, Linnés lärjungar, pp. 99-144. Soulsby 3599.
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Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chine, chinese, kina, travel, exploration, voyage, natural history, botany, botanical ,trade, india, indian, java, africa, cape of good hope, linné

 
OWEN, JOHN:
The History of the Origin and First Ten Years of the British and Foreign Bible Society. Two volumes. London, Tilling and Hughes, 1816.
. Large 8vo. Pp. xx, 527; (ii), 638. With staining throughout. Uncut copy in contemporary boards, volume two rebacked. Old ownership signature on titles. First edition. Devoted to the Society's work around the world, translations of the scriptures, etc. See Löwendahl Supplement 1699 (reg. Society's work in China).
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Catalogue: Asia general
Keywords: Asia general, bible, religious, religion, scriptures, foreign mission, missionary works, africa, afrique, african, asia, asian, asie, america, amerika, american, amerique,

 
[SIERRA LEONE] PADENHEIM, DANIEL WILHELM:
Bref, til en vän i Sverige, innehållande historisk och geographisk beskrifning öfver colonien Sierra Leona i Afrika; jämte S.L. compagniets och coloniens formerande; ... Part one (all publ.). Stockholm, Kumelinska Tryckeriet, 1801.
. Pp. 130. Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, flat spine richly decorated in gilt and with title labels, rubbed. Bookplate and old ownership signature on front endpaper. Some staining. First edition, second issue, of a scarce Swedish work. Padenheim joined the Sierra Leone Company in London in 1790. Two years later he, together with three other Swedes (August Nordenskjöld, Adam Afzelius and Jacob Strand) came to Sierra Leone with the mission to establish a "free slave" colony there. This work comprises five letters by Padenheim, of which four are written at Freetown 1792-95. The letters contain information aboutthe slave trade in Surinam, the establishment of the Sierra Leone Company in London, the building of Freetown, its plan and system of government, the Nova Scotians or the Settlers, problems and conflicts in the settlement, surrounding communities, the climate, house construction, African religion, farming, trade, clothing, weaving and dyeing, etc. See Dahlgren, Carl Bernard Wadström, NTBB 1915, p. 40. BOUND WITH: HUNTER, JOHN / TENCH, WATKIN & KING, PHILIP GIDLEY / [EDVARD, CAPT.]: Resa til Nya Södra Wallis, .. jämte nyaste underrättelser om Engelska Nybygget i Port Jackson, Nya Holland och Norfolks-Ön, af Capit. Tench och King samt Cap. Edvards resa omkring jorden. Stockholm, Johan Pfeiffer, 1797. Pp. (iv), 283. With staining. Contains a Swedish abridged version of Hunter's "An historical journal of the transactions at Port Jackson, ..." (1793). Including Captain Tench's account of New South Wales; Captain King's journal from Norfolk Island and; Hamilton's account of Commander Edvard's circumnavigation. Samuel Ödmann based the translations on German editions. Ferguson 250. SWIM 1:25. Wantrup pp. 68-72.
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Keywords: Africa, Africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, sierra leone, slave trade, slaves, slavar,

 
PARK, MUNGO:
Resa i det inre af Africa, åren 1795 til 1797. Sammandrag. Stockholm, Johan Pfeiffer, 1800.
. Pp. (xvi), 359, (8). Contemporary half calf, rubbed with a few small wormholes. Bookplate. A Swedish abridgment translated by Samuel Ödmann from the German edition, Berlin 1799.
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PARK, MUNGO:
Resa i det inre af Africa, åren 1795 til 1797. Sammandrag. Stockholm, Johan Pfeiffer, 1800.
. Pp. (xvi), 359, (8). Contemporary or slightly later half calf, flat spine printed in gilt and with title label, somewhat rubbed. Two stamps on title. Occassionally some light staining. A Swedish abridgment of Mungo Park's famous account of his travels in Africa. Translated by Samuel Ödmann from the German edition, Berlin 1799. Cf. Gay 2788.
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 PARK, MUNGO:, Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association, in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an Appendix containing Geographical Illustrations of Africa by Major Rennell. Third edition. London, W. Bulmer and Co., 1799.
PARK, MUNGO:
Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association, in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an Appendix containing Geographical Illustrations of Africa by Major Rennell. Third edition. London, W. Bulmer and Co., 1799.
. 4to. Pp. iii-xxxviii, 372, (vi) including two pages of music, appendix xcii. Half-title missing and subscriber's list misbound. With engraved portrait, three folding maps and five engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, hinges cracking, rubbed. Published in the same year as the first edition. Mungo Park (1771-1806) was the first European to reach the Niger River. "Until the publication of Park's [first] book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the north-east region and the coastal areas. Park's Travels had an immediate success and was translated into most European languages. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the negroes, have remained of lasting value". (PMM). Cox I, p. 394. Gay 2788. Ibrahim-Hilmy ii, p. 93. Printing and the Mind of Man 253.
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Keywords: Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, travels, exploration, voyage, senegal, gambia, central africa, nigeria, niger, mali,

 PFEIFFER, IDA LAURA:, Voyage a Madagascar. Et précédé d'une notice historique sur Madagascar par Francis Riaux. Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1862.
PFEIFFER, IDA LAURA:
Voyage a Madagascar. Et précédé d'une notice historique sur Madagascar par Francis Riaux. Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1862.
. 12mo. Pp. (iv), lxxxiv, 312. With one folding map of Madagascar. Contemporary marbled boards, morocco spine gilt in compartments and with title printed in gilt, corners worn. Bookplate. A French edition translated from the German (Vienna 1861). Ida Pfeiffer was a popular Austrian woman traveller and her books were translated into several languages. This work covers her last travel which went to Madagascar. It's an informative study of the island including an long introduction about the history and politics. Cf Mendelssohn iii, 662.
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Keywords: Africa, madagascar, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, travels, voyage, exploration, explore, lady, lady traveller

 PIGNORIA, LAURENTIUS (LORENZO):, Mensa Isiaca, qua sacrorum apud aegyptios ratio & simulacra subjectis tabulis aeneis simul exhibentur & explicantur. AND: Magnae deum matris idaeae & attidis initia. Ex vetustis monumentis nuper Tornaci Nerviorum erutis. Parts I-III. Two works in one volume. Amsterdam, Andreas Fries, 1669-70.
PIGNORIA, LAURENTIUS (LORENZO):
Mensa Isiaca, qua sacrorum apud aegyptios ratio & simulacra subjectis tabulis aeneis simul exhibentur & explicantur. AND: Magnae deum matris idaeae & attidis initia. Ex vetustis monumentis nuper Tornaci Nerviorum erutis. Parts I-III. Two works in one volume. Amsterdam, Andreas Fries, 1669-70.
. 4to. Pp. (viii), 97, index (11); (viii), 96. With one engraved extra title by A. Blothelingh, 3 engraved title-vignettes, 11 folding engraved plates (one with repaired tear), 9 full-page illustrations and further more vignettes and other illustrations in the text. With some old annotations. Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked with original spine preserved. Third and best edition of Pignoria's "Mensa Isiaca", the first notable work of Egyptology (first published as "Vetustissimae tabulae aeneae sacris Aegyptiorum" in 1605). "Mensa Isiaca" or the table of Isis was a elaborated bronze table top discovered in the ruins of the Temple of Isis in Rome in 1525 or 1527 and became one of the most famous Egyptian artefacts known at the time. It is beleived that this bronze table was executed in Rome in the first century A.D. It passed into the possession of Cardinal Bembo, who allowed Pignoria to examine it. Many scholars had different ideas about the function of the "Mensa Isiaca" but Pignoria's explanation was the simplest and most convincing. He believed that it was a representation of sacrificial ceremonies according to Egyptian rites. The illustrations were done by Aeneas Vico. The second work is Pignoria's essay on the Great Mother of Gods, first published in 1623. Blackmer 1312. Gay 1567. Ibrahim-Hilmy ii, 119.
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Keywords: Africa, africa, afrika, afrique, africana, afrikana, egypt, egyptology, rome, exploration, travel,

 PIKE, NICHOLAS:,  Sub-Tropical Rambles in the Land of the Aphanapteryx. Personal Experiences, Adventures and Wanderings in and around the Island of Mauritius. London 1873.
PIKE, NICHOLAS:
Sub-Tropical Rambles in the Land of the Aphanapteryx. Personal Experiences, Adventures and Wanderings in and around the Island of Mauritius. London 1873.
. Pp. xviii, 509, (3) + adv 12. With half-title, four folding coloured maps, fifteen full-page plates and further illustrations in the text. Publisher's pictorial cloth, rubbed, spine chipped and lower hinge cracking. First edition of this important work on Mauritius. Includes interesting descriptions of the island including facts about history, geography, government, schools, fishing, sugar cane, corals etc. The author was US consul at Port Louis. Mendelssohn ii, p. 167.
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Book number: 13135
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, africana, afrique, mauritius, travel, exploration, explore, voyage,

 
POIRET, JEAN LOUIS MARIE.:
Bref om Numidien. I sammandrag. Stockholm, Kongl. Ordens-Tryckeriet, 1792.
. Pp. (vi), 215, (10). Contemporary half calf, title label on spine, worn, top of spine chipped. With library stamps. An abridged Swedish version of Poiret's "Voyage en Barbarie" (Paris 1789), translated and edited by Samuel Ödmann. Cf Gay 463. Cf Pritzel 7233.
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Book number: 218
€  120.00 [Appr.: US$ 129.89 | £UK 102.75 | JP¥ 19571]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, north africa, northern africa, travel, voyage, voyages, exploration, afrikana, africana

 
PORTAL, GERALD H.:
My Mission to Abyssinia. London, E. Arnold, 1892.
. Pp. viii, 261, 2 adv. With engraved front portrait of the author, 9 plates and one folding map. Publisher's red cloth, gilt, spine faded. Binding slightly shaken. Some foxing to the front and first few lvs. Deals with the geography, social and political matters. Includes descriptions of Massowah, Monkullu and Asmara.
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Book number: 99225
€  290.00 [Appr.: US$ 313.91 | £UK 248.25 | JP¥ 47298]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, abyssina, africa, africana, afrique, afrika, travel, voyages, exploration, ethiopia,

 
RAMSEYER, FREDERIK AUGUSTUS & KÜHNE, JOHANNES / GUNDERT, H. (Editor):
Vier Jahre in Asante. Tagebücher der Missionare Ramseyer und Kühne aus der Zeit ihrer Gefangenschaft. Zweite verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Basel 1875.
. Pp. viii, 295, (1). With one frontispiece, one map of the Gold Coast and one plan of Kumase. Blue cloth. Old ownership signature. The Reverend Ramseyer was one of the first missionaries who served on the Gold Coast and Ashanti (today Ghana). He found the Basel Presbyterian Church in Kumasi. This account describes the two missionaries' captivity at Kumasi when an Ashanti army in 1869 invaded from the east. See article by Kwame Arhin: "The Missionary Role on the Gold Coast and in Ashanti: Reverend F.A. Ramseyer and the British Take-Over of Ashanti 1869-1894". Kainbacher p. 110. Paulitschke i, 176.
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Keywords: Africa, ashante, gold coast, africa, afrique, afrika, african, travel, exploration, voyage, missionary, missionaries, ghana, ashanti

 REFTELIUS, CARL:, Historisk och politisk beskrifning, öfwer riket och staden Algier, ifrån år 1516 til och med år 1732. Two parts in one volume. Stockholm, Peter Jör. Nyström, 1737-39.
REFTELIUS, CARL:
Historisk och politisk beskrifning, öfwer riket och staden Algier, ifrån år 1516 til och med år 1732. Two parts in one volume. Stockholm, Peter Jör. Nyström, 1737-39.
. 4to. Pp. (xvi), 224; (xvi), 225-695, (1) errata. First four leaves loose and with tears in the text (no loss). Some scattered foxing and some leaves with tears. With 9 engraved plates, of which 4 folding (one plate with text loss). Contemporary half calf, spine with five raised bands gilt and with red title label, worn. Bookplate (Aron Westén). Old annotations. Copy of Ericsberg. Scarce comprehensive account on Algeria by a Swede who served at the Swedish Consulate in Alger. The first part is devoted to Algeria in general including information about the history and the various inhabitants (Turcs, Arabs, Jews, Christians). The second part deals with the city of Alger, its origin, climate, goverment, military, pirates, marriage, etc. One chapter (pp. 454 - 536) is devoted to slavery with interesting and detailed information about their conditions. Includes two folding city plans of Alger (with tear and small loss) and Oran, and three nice costume plates. Playfair 243. His work is based on previous written works which are listed in the prefaces but also to a large extent on his own observations and experiences. His account is considered to be the best contemporary description of the area.
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Book number: 100224
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1298.92 | £UK 1026.5 | JP¥ 195715]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, afrique, afrika, african, travel, exploration, algier, alger

 
ROBINSON, CHARLES. HENRY & BURDON, J. ALDER:
Hausa Grammar with Exercises, Readings, and Vocabularies. New and revised edition. London 1909.
. Small 8vo. Pp. viii, 210. With frontispiece and 2 folding charts in rear pocket. Wormholes running through upper and outer margins. Publishers' cloth, worn and stained. Bookplate. Ex. library copy. Copy of F.W.H. Migeod. First published in 1897, reprinted many times.
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Book number: 99427
€  60.00 [Appr.: US$ 64.95 | £UK 51.5 | JP¥ 9786]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, nigeria, hausa, haoussa, language, linguistic, langue, africa, african, afrique, afrika, west africa

 
ROCHON, A.:
Reisen nach Maroko und Indien 1767-1773. Weimar 1804.
. Pp. viii 168. Modern boards. Translated from the French. ('Bibl. d. neuesten u. wicht. Reisebeschr. x.'). Engelmann p.101.
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Book number: 158
€  160.00 [Appr.: US$ 173.19 | £UK 137 | JP¥ 26095]
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Keywords: Africa, africa, africana, marocko, morocco, north africa, india, central asia, travels, voyages, exploration, explore, afrique du nord, inde, explorations, expéditions, viajes, viaggio, reisen

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