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[MURTADA IBN AL-'AFIF] / VATTIER, PIERRE (Transl.):
L'Egypte de Murtadi fils du Gaphiphe, ou il est traité des pyramides, du débordement du Nil, & des autres merueilles de cette province, selon les opinions & traditions des Arabes. Paris, Lovys Billaine, 1666.
. 12mo. Pp. (lvi), 304. Modern paper covered boards. Title with small burn hole and some browning in parts. First edition which has been published many times in French and English. Another issue with imprint "chez Thomas Ioly Librairie Iuré" was published in the same year. Murtada ibn al-'Afif was an Islamic historian from Cairo who lived between 1154 and 1237. His account covers the history, antiquities, legends, etc. of Egypt and includes the stories of Noah, Joseph and Moses. The original Arabic manuscript (or a copy) was found in Cardinal Mazarin's library by the French Arabist Pierre Vattier (1623-67) who translated it into French. The work was translated into English in 1672. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p. 54.
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Keywords: Near East, egypt, egyptian, afrique, afrika, africa, middel east, arabic, history, travel, exploration,

 
VENTURE DE PARADIS, JEAN-MICHEL / JAUBERT, PIERRE AMÉDÉE EMILIEN PROBE:
Grammaire et dictionnaire abrégés de la langue Berbère, revus par P. Amédée Jaubert. Paris, Imprimerire Royale, 1844.
. 4to. Pp. (iv), xxiv, 236. With French and Arabic text. Uncut copy bound in recent half calf, spine ruled in gilt and with title label. Some foxing throughout, mainly in margins. First edition of this rare work which had been preserved in MSS form at the Bibliothèque Nationale after Venture's death (1799). In 1844 Amédée Jaubert arranged with printing and it was included in "Recueil de voyages et de mémoires, Société de Géographie" (volume 7). Venture, renowned French orientalist and the king's interpreter for oriental languages. He held various positions of dragoman in Syria, Egypt, and North Africa and was chief interpreter to Napoleon on his expedition to Egypt. However, he had not studied Arabic in academic circles. Venture advocated for the need to study oriental languages in order to promote commercial and political relations. The Berber languages are spoken by groups on the North African coast and far down into the Sahara. Venture incorrectly treats it as a single language but nevertheless his work seems to be one of the earliest of importance on the Berber language(s). Comprises an advertisement by Jaubert and a bibliographical note on Venture by Edme François Jomard (a travel companion in the Egyptian expedition). At end a chapter including Venture's itineraries from North Africa in 1788 which are part of Raynal's papers in the Bibliothèque Nationale. They are mainly devoted to geographical observations. Playfair, Algeria, no 1031. Playfair, Morocco, no 660. Irwin, p.138. Not in Vater, Zaunmüller or Zenker.
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, berber, africa, african, afrique, language, langue, linguistic, dictionary, morocco, algeria, arabic, north africa,

 
VICTORIN, JOHAN FREDRIK / GRILL, JOHAN WILHELM:
Resa i Kaplandet åren 1853-1855. Stockholm, Albert Bonnier, 1863.
. Pp. xvi, 160. With 9 lithographic plates, of which 5 are coloured. Modern boards with original printed wrappers bound in, some staining to first and last few leaves. First edition of this narrative about Victorin's travels in South Africa. Includes interesting information about the fauna, animal life and hunting. Published posthumoulsy by Johan Wilhelm Grill based on Victorin's letters and diary. Not in Mendelssohn. Linnström iv, 794.
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VICTORIN, JOHAN FREDRIK / GRILL, JOHAN WILHELM:
Zoologiska anteckningar under en resa i södra delarne af Caplandet åren 1853-55. Ur den aflidnes papper samlade och ordnade af J.W. Grill. No place or date. (Stockholm? 1858).
. 4to. Pp. 62. With one plate of "Delphinus victorini Grill". Modern marbled papercovered boards. A zoological memorandum by Victorin of mammals, birds and amphibians discovered during his 16 months' visit to South Africa. He stayed at Cape Town, Knysna and Karroo. In 1855 Victorin returned to Sweden with a comprehensive collection but died soon at only 24 years old. His accurate annotations of the collection as well as valuable information from his diary are posthumously edited and published by J.W. Grill, and presented to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1858. (K. Vet. Akad. Handl. B. 2. no. 10).
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VOLNEY, CONSTANTIN FRANCOIS DE CHASSEBOEUF:
Voyage en Syrie et en Égypte, pendant les années 1783, 1784 et 1785. Second édition, revue et corrigée. Two volumes. Paris, Dessene & Volland, 1787.
. Pp. xvi, 383; iii-viii, 458, (4). Half title to volume two not present. With two folding engraved maps and 3 folding engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards, calf spines decorated in gilt and with title labels, rubbed. Second and revised edition of this valuable account of Syria and Egypt. First published in 4to in the same year. Volney (1757-1820), a distinguished French historian and philosopher, spent three years of travelling within Syria and Egypt. His account contains information about the natural history, politics, commerce, customs and manners, etc. Includes an account of the Arabic press at the convent of Mrkhamra with a catalogue of books printed there. "One of the most exact and valuable works of its kind ever published" (Cox). Atabey 1302. Cf Blackmer 1748. Cox i, 235. Gay 2275. Ibrahim Hilmy i, 186. Tobler p. 135.
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, syria, egypt, syrian, egyptian, travel, travels, voyage, exploration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, africa, african, afrique, afrika,

 
WACHTMEISTER, HANS:
Turistminnen. Dagboksanteckningar under resor i Egypten, Algier, Spanien, Canariska Öarne, Madeira. Stockholm, Norstedt & Söner, 1885.
. Pp. (vi), 354. Uncut copy in original printed wrappers, starting to split. Spine slightly chipped at head and foot. Contains the author's diary during his travels to Egypt in 1876; Spain and Algier in 1878 &1880 and; the Canary Islands in 1882. An attractive copy.
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Book number: 37047
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Keywords: Africa, africa, africana, north africa, egypt, algier, spain, canary islands, madeiram, travel, voyage, exploration,

 WADSTRÖM, 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.
WADSTRÖM, 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 lightly water-stained and restored at upper margin verso without any loss. Somewhat later green half calf, flat spine stamped in gilt, somewhat rubbed, boards with slight discolouration. Small library label on front endpaper. First rare edition. Sabin 100906. Goldsmiths 14021.Carl Bernard Wadström (1746-99), known as the Swedish philanthropist and Swedenborgian who was involved in the British abolitionist movement. In 1787 the Swedish King Gustav III sent Wadström, together with two other Swedes (Carl Axel Arrhenius and Anders Sparrman) to Guinea to investigate the possibility of establishing a Swedish West African colony. Upon Wadström's return he stayed in England to attend a Swedenborgian conference and was drawn into the ongoing English antislavery campaign. He published this work and "An Essay on Colonization" (1794-5) 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 works won much recognition around Europe. See: Beskow ÒMinne af Öfver-direktören Carl Bernard WadströmÓ (1861). Cf Dahlgren ÒCarl Bernard WadströmÓ. BOUND WITH (Preceded by): [COSTE D'ARNOBAT, C.-P.]: Voyage au pays de Bambouc, suivi d'observations intéressantes sur les castes indiennes, sur la Hollande et sur l'Angleterre. Bruxelles & Paris 1789. Pp. (iv), 358. Barbier IV 1060. AND: WADSTRÖM, C.B.: Précis sur l'établissement des colonies de Sierra Léona et de Boulama. Paris, Ch. Pougens, 1798. Pp. viii, 80 (of 94), missing 14 pages. French edition. Brunet vi, 28428. Gay 2854. Sabin 100907. Quérard X, 464.
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Keywords: Africa, africa, afrique, africana, afrika, slave, slavery, travel, exploration, guinea, bambouc, senegal, mali, french sudan, sierra leone,

 WADSTRÖM (WADSTROM), CARL BERNHARD:,  Précis sur l'établissement des colonies de Sierra Léona et de Boulama. A la cote occidentale de l'Afrique. Paris, Ch. Poucens, 1798.
WADSTRÖM (WADSTROM), CARL BERNHARD:
Précis sur l'établissement des colonies de Sierra Léona et de Boulama. A la cote occidentale de l'Afrique. Paris, Ch. Poucens, 1798.
. Pp. viii, 94, errata (1). Uncut copy in later half calf on marbled boards, flat spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Copy of Ericsberg with bookplate of Carl Jedvard Bonde. Translated into French by Charles Pougens. A report about the proper cause that led to the establishment of the colony of Sierra Leona, followed by an account of the attack on the colony by the French squadron in 1794. Further it comprises an extract of a report to the directors of the S.L. Company about the natural history and the commerce in the colony by J. Boys and Adam Afzelius, and a few letters on the political situation by Padenheim and De Stael. A German edition was issued in 1799. Brunet vi, 28428. Dahlgren" "Carl Bernard Wadström" (1919) pp 45-46. Gay 2854. Sabin 100907. Quérard X, 464.
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WALDMEIER, THEOPHILUS:
Tio år i Abessinien, 1858-1868. Jemte förord af D:r L. Karpf. Stockholm, A. Holmberg & Co. för Evangeliska Fosterlands-Stiftelsens förlag, 1870.
. Pp. 128. With one map, 6 lithographed plates and one folding plate with Amharic script. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, rubbed. Ownership signature on front end paper. A Swedish edition of "Erlebniss in Abessinien" (Basel 1869) by a Swiss Protestant missionary who spent 10 years in Abyssinia. Cf Gay 2694.
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Book number: 40009
€  260.00 [Appr.: US$ 277.24 | £UK 222.5 | JP¥ 42489]
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Keywords: Africa, ethiopia, africa, africana, afrique, afrika, travel, exploration, explore, abyssinia, ethiopia

 WANSLEBEN [VANSLEB], JOHANN MICHAEL:, Nouvelle relation, en forme de journal, d'un voyage fait en Egypte. En 1672 & 1673.  Paris, Estienne Michallet, 1677.
WANSLEBEN [VANSLEB], JOHANN MICHAEL:
Nouvelle relation, en forme de journal, d'un voyage fait en Egypte. En 1672 & 1673. Paris, Estienne Michallet, 1677.
. Small 8vo. Pp. (xvi) including one blank leaf, 423, table (17). Old ownership signature on title. Contemporary calf, gilt spine and title label, expertly rebacked with original spine preserved. First edition of Wansleben's narrative of his second journey to Egypt. Johann Michael Wansleben was a German theologian and linguist. In 1670 in the service of Jean-Baptist Colbert he planned a new journey to Ethiopia, but once again went no further than Egypt. He travelled extensively in Egypt for about a year and came as far south as Sohag. His account is one of the earliest of Upper Egypt. In 1676 he returned to France and brought back a large collection of oriental manuscripts. Blackmer 1769. Gay 2269. Howgego W10. Ibrahim-Hilmy ii, 303.
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Book number: 99856
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Catalogue: Near East
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ZETTERSTÉEN, KARL VILHELM:
Den nubiska språkforskningens histoira. (Mit einem résumé in deutscher Sprache). Uppsala 1907.
. Pp. (ii), 24. As issued in original printed wrappers. Zetterstéen, renowned Swedish orientalist who translated the Koran into Swedish in 1917. He went to Egypt in 1906 to study the language of the Nubian people. (K. Humanistiska Vetenskaps-Samfundet i Uppsala. XI).
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Book number: 99597
€  50.00 [Appr.: US$ 53.32 | £UK 43 | JP¥ 8171]
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Keywords: Africa, nubia, nubien, africa, afrika, afrique, africana, languagem langue, linguistic, sudan, nubian

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