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 [SWEDISH BOARD GAME]., Nytt sällskapsspel. Ryssarnes march till Konstantinopel. (The march of the Russians to Constantinople). Stockholm, C.A. Lindqvist, 1877.
[SWEDISH BOARD GAME].
Nytt sällskapsspel. Ryssarnes march till Konstantinopel. (The march of the Russians to Constantinople). Stockholm, C.A. Lindqvist, 1877.
. One large sheet of a coloured board game (69.5 x 53 cm). Text with game rules pp. (4). Housed in the original paper envelope (24 x 26.5 cm), worn.The board consists of a map of the area around the Black Sea. According to the instructions the players are Russians who marches to Constantinople to capture the hoard of money kept there by the Turks. The players appoint one Tsar and the others are generals with various Russian names. The route march begins in Odessa and continues via Sevastopol, Tiflis, Ardahan, Bukarest, Giurgevo (Giurgiu), Sistova, Plevna, Varna, Adrianople (Edirne), Constantinople, Gallipoli, and concludes at Tokat in Anatolia.
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Book number: 121034
€  240.00 [Appr.: US$ 271.71 | £UK 204 | JP¥ 30742]
Catalogue: Asia general
Keywords: Asia general, swedish, svenskt, spel, game, russia, russian, east europe, europe, minor asia, turkey, turkish, travel, exploration,

 [RIVER CROSSING PUZZLE]., (A wolf, goat and cabbage problem). Sweden about mid 19th century.
[RIVER CROSSING PUZZLE].
(A wolf, goat and cabbage problem). Sweden about mid 19th century.
. A river crossing puzzle comprising coloured woodcut paper figures depicting a farmer, a boat, a wolf, a goat and a cabbage (complete). Housed in the original illustrated paper envelope (some staining). A printed instruction in Swedish is included. This kind of game dates back to the 9th century and has been found in the folklore of ethnic groups from different parts of the world. A charming puzzle, well-preserved.
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Book number: 120959
€  290.00 [Appr.: US$ 328.32 | £UK 246.5 | JP¥ 37146]
Keywords: , puzzle, game, children, swedish, sweden, svenskt, sverige, pussel, spel,

 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$ 452.85 | £UK 340 | JP¥ 51236]
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$ 316.99 | £UK 238 | JP¥ 35865]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, egypt, egyptian, sudan, Nile, hunting, game, games, elephant, uganda, south sudan,

 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
€  350.00 [Appr.: US$ 396.24 | £UK 297.5 | JP¥ 44832]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, afrique, afrika, african, travel, exploration, barotse, marutze, lozi kingdom, zambezi, zambia, hunting, game, lion, buaffalo, southern africa,

 BROCKLEHURST, HENRY COURTNEY:, Game Animals of the Sudan. Their Habits and Distribution. A Handbook for Hunters and Naturalists. London, Gurney and Jackson, 1931.
BROCKLEHURST, HENRY COURTNEY:
Game Animals of the Sudan. Their Habits and Distribution. A Handbook for Hunters and Naturalists. London, Gurney and Jackson, 1931.
. Pp. xx, 170. With one folding map, twelve coloured plates by W.H. Riddell protected with tissue guards, twenty-four black and white plates, mostly made from photographs, and forty-five textual illustrations. Original cloth with gilt lion on upper cover, u.e.g., others uncut, light wear to hinges. First edition of an informative guide to Sudanese game animals including early wildlife conservation as well as hunting techniques and efficient skinning methods. Colonel Brocklehurst served as the game warden to the Sudanese government for several years.
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Book number: 100412
€  500.00 [Appr.: US$ 566.06 | £UK 425 | JP¥ 64045]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, sudan, sudanese, africa, afrika, afrique, african, travel, exploration, hunting,

 CUMMING, ROUALEYN GORDON:, Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa. With Anecdotes of the Chase and Notices of the Native Tribes. Two volumes. London, John Murray, 1855.
CUMMING, ROUALEYN GORDON:
Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa. With Anecdotes of the Chase and Notices of the Native Tribes. Two volumes. London, John Murray, 1855.
. Pp. xvi, 388; x, 381. With engraved fronts, vignettes on titles, thirteen engraved plates and one map. Publisher's blind-stamped cloth, spines lettered in gilt, spines faded. A classic work on African game hunting, first published in 1850. Also valuable for information about the natives, the Boers, as well as for zoological and botanical observations. Cf Czech p. 43. Cf Mendelssohn I, p. 398-9.
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Book number: 121011
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 452.85 | £UK 340 | JP¥ 51236]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, african, afrique, afrika, afriken, travel, exploration, south africa, game, hunting

 
MONTELL, GÖSTA:
T'ou Hu - The Ancient Chinese Pitch-pot Game. Stockholm 1940.
. Pp. 70-83. With illustrations. Original wrappers. Offprint from Ethons, published by the Ethnographical Museum in Stockholm. T'ou Hu was an ancient ceremonial game. "It is quite evident that Picth-pot was an exclusive pastime in the nobel circles and that it was prefected as early as the Chou period" (p. 74). Montell, Swedish ethnographer, participated in Hedin's expedition to Central Asia 1929-33.
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Book number: 100813
€  100.00 [Appr.: US$ 113.21 | £UK 85 | JP¥ 12809]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chinese, kina, chine, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, game, games, play, exploration, travel,

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