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 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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 DU CHAILLU, PAUL BELLONI:, Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa; with Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People, and of the Chace of the Gorilla, Leopard, Elephant, Hippotamus, and other Animals. London, John Murray, 1861.
DU CHAILLU, PAUL BELLONI:
Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa; with Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People, and of the Chace of the Gorilla, Leopard, Elephant, Hippotamus, and other Animals. London, John Murray, 1861.
. Pp. xviii, 479. With folding frontispiece of a gorilla, one folding map (of Western Equatorial Africa), twenty-seven full page plates and many more illustrations in the text. Occasionally a few small stains to margin, otherwise a crisp and clean copy. Modern half calf, spine richly gilt in compartments with different animals and title labels. First edition of this famous account of the gorilla ("the monstrous and ferocious ape"). Paul Du Chaillu spent four years (1856-59) on his first expedition into Central Africa, to an area previously unexplored by Europeans. He made several important discoveries regarding the rivers of the region, the natives and unusual animals and fauna. He collected a vast number of specimens of birds, animals and fauna. The famous engraving of the gorilla was the first published illustration of the animal. Czech pp. 52-3. Gay 2756. Kainbacher p. 43. Ibrahim-Hilmy i, p. 194.
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Book number: 121002
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Keywords: Africa, africa, african, afrika, afrique, gorilla, ape, travel, exploration, central africa, equatorial africa

 DU CHAILLU, PAUL BELLONI:, A Journey to Ashango-land: and Further Penetration into Equatorial Africa. London, John Murray, 1867.
DU CHAILLU, PAUL BELLONI:
A Journey to Ashango-land: and Further Penetration into Equatorial Africa. London, John Murray, 1867.
. Large 8vo. Pp. xxiv, 502. With front, one folding map and eighteen plates, and some more illustrations. Later half calf, spine lettered in gilt. First edition. Du Chaillu became famous for his discoveries of the gorilla during his first expedition to Central Africa. This account covers Du Chaillu's second expedition from 1863 to 1865 which took him to the delta of the Ogooue River (today Gabon). He was able to continue his studies of the gorilla with improved scientific instruments and support from the Royal Geographical Society. He also made valuable discoveries of the indigenous people of the area, the Fang people. Hosken p. 63.
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Book number: 121013
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Keywords: Africa, africa, african, afrique, afrika, travel, exploration, central africa, equatorial africa, gabon, gorilla

 DENHAM, DIXON & CLAPPERTON HUGH:, Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824 ... Extending across the Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude, and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Fellatah Empire. London, John Murray, 1826.
DENHAM, DIXON & CLAPPERTON HUGH:
Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824 ... Extending across the Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude, and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Fellatah Empire. London, John Murray, 1826.
. 4to. Pp. lxviii, 335, (iv), 270, (2). With one engraved frontispiece, thirty-six engraved plates (one hand coloured) all protected by tissue guards, six vignettes and one large folding map. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt dentelles and richly gilt spine, expertly rebacked. A beautiful copy. First edition.Denham and Clapperton travelled across the great Sahara Desert starting out from near Tripoli and arriving at Mourzuk in south-western Libya. They were the first Europeans to discover Lake Chad in February 1823. Clapperton and Dr Walter Oudney parted company with Denham to continue westward, reaching Kuka in Bornu Empire (Nigeria) to explore the course of the Niger River. Denham made several attempts to go around Lake Chad but failed due to lack of security in the area. This work is based upon Denham's journal with a report by Dr. Oudney on the excursion to the mountains west of Mourzuk. The last part by Clapperton, reports on his westward journey which includes an account of Oudney's death. The beautiful engravings by Edward Finden are after drawings by Denham. Gay 337. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 172.
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Book number: 121030
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Keywords: Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, libya, north africa, central africa, chad, cameroon, niger, nigeria, kanem-bornu

 
DRUMMOND, H.:
Central-Afrika. Stockholm 1890.
. Small 8vo. Pp. 194. With one coloured large folding map and 8 plates. Old inscriptions on title. Modern half calf. A Swedish translation.
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Book number: 15069
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Keywords: Africa, africa, africana, afrique, central africa, centralafrika, central africa, equatorial africa, l'Afrique centrale, afrika, zentralafrika, afrique central

 
DUBEN (DÜBEN, DUEBEN), C. VON:
Forskningarna i Central-Afrika. Stockholm 1878.
. Pp.148. With a large folding map (in a pocket). Cloth. A Swedish translation of the English "Science Primers", mainly published for school use.
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Book number: 14216
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Keywords: Africa, africa, afrika, afrique, africana, science, exploration, explore, central africa, centralafrika, central africa, equatorial africa, l'Afrique centrale, afrika, zentralafrika, afrique central

 
DE FILIPPI, FILIPPO (EDITOR) / PRINCE LUDWIG AMADEUS OF SAVOY:
Der Ruwenzori. Erforschung und erste Ersteigung seiner höchsten Gipfel. Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1909.
. Pp. xii, 471. With one folding coloured map, 2 folding panoramas, 25 full page plates and many textual illustrations. Publisher's pictorial cloth. A mint copy of the first German edition. This is a classic mountaineering work of a scientific expedition to the Ruwenzori on the borders of Congo and Uganda in 1906. These snowy mountains drain into the lakes that feed the Nile, making them the true source of the river. Many explorers had tried to ascend these peaks but had never succeded. The Duke's expedition was the first to truly explore and document the range.
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Book number: 32022
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Keywords: Africa, central africa, mountaineering, africa, afrique, afrika, travel, voyage, exploration, explore, congo, kongo, uganda

 JACKSON, JAMES GREY, esq.:, An Account of the Empire of Marocco, and the District of Suse; Compiled from Miscellaneous Observations made During a Long Residence in, and Various Journies through, these Countries. To which is Added, an Accurate and Interesting Account of Timbuctoo, the Great Emporium of Central Africa. London, W. Bulmer and Co., 1809.gr
JACKSON, JAMES GREY, esq.:
An Account of the Empire of Marocco, and the District of Suse; Compiled from Miscellaneous Observations made During a Long Residence in, and Various Journies through, these Countries. To which is Added, an Accurate and Interesting Account of Timbuctoo, the Great Emporium of Central Africa. London, W. Bulmer and Co., 1809.gr
. 4to. Pp. xvi, 288. With two maps and eleven aquatint plates by J.C. Stadler. Contemporary half calf, rebacked, rubbed and paper boards slightly chipped. Internally fine. First edition of a comprehensive account of Morocco by Jackson who resided for sixteen years in the country. The account is dealing with the geography, zoology, inhabitants, their religion and languages, the plague, and much more. Includes a chapter about commercial relations of Morocco with Timbuktu, and parts of Sudan. The plates depict views, snakes, flora and fauna, etc. Abbey Travel 296. Gay 1248. Playfair 501.
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Book number: 99596
€  1600.00 [Appr.: US$ 1811.4 | £UK 1360 | JP¥ 204945]
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 JOHNSTON, SIR HARRY HAMILTON:, George Grenfell and the Congo. A History and Description of the Congo Independent State and Adjoining Districts of Congoland Together with some Account of the Native Peoples and Their Languages, the Fauna and Flora;, and Similar Notes on the Cameroons and the Island of Fernando Pô the whole Founded on the Diaries and Researches of the Late Rev. George Grenfell. Two volumes. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1908.
JOHNSTON, SIR HARRY HAMILTON:
George Grenfell and the Congo. A History and Description of the Congo Independent State and Adjoining Districts of Congoland Together with some Account of the Native Peoples and Their Languages, the Fauna and Flora;, and Similar Notes on the Cameroons and the Island of Fernando Pô the whole Founded on the Diaries and Researches of the Late Rev. George Grenfell. Two volumes. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1908.
. Large 8vo. Pp. xxiii, 496; xx, pp. 497-990. With engraved portrait frontispieces, two folding coloured maps and numerous illustrations throughout the text. Publisher's brown cloth, spines lettered in gilt. A very good copy. First edition. Based on the travels of George Grenfell (1849-1906), British missionary and African explorer. He resided in Africa for thirty-two years of which a few years in Cameroon but mainly in Congo.
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Book number: 121028
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Keywords: Africa, africa, afrique, afrika, african, congo, cameroon, missionary, mission, travel, exploration, ethnographical, central africa,

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