found: 12 books

 [CHINA - BOARD GAME]., Jeu Nouveau le Voyage a Pékin par Air, par Fer, par Terre et par Mer (title on lid). Paris, H. Jannin, ca 1861.
[CHINA - BOARD GAME].
Jeu Nouveau le Voyage a Pékin par Air, par Fer, par Terre et par Mer (title on lid). Paris, H. Jannin, ca 1861.
. Lithographed board game (48 x 48 cm). Hand-coloured and printed in green and black on four cardboard panels pasted on green cloth, with Bordeaux red mauve patterned paper on reverse, slightly rubbed. Housed in the original mauve patterned paper covered box (small loss of label). Printed rules inside the lid. Some staining to front cover and the lower cover has been nicely restored. The game offers various routes via balloon, railway, overland or sea voyage, along a grid to the exotic and mysterious city of Peking in the centre. The design of the grid strikingly resembles Chinese city maps of the period. Ornamented with beautiful hand-coloured vignettes in the corners. A well-preserved game published just after the Second Opium War.
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Book number: 120488
€  500.00 [Appr.: US$ 528.23 | £UK 429 | JP¥ 71243]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chinese, chine, kina, asia, asien, asiatic, travel, geography, game,

 [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$ 253.55 | £UK 206 | JP¥ 34197]
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$ 306.37 | £UK 248.75 | JP¥ 41321]
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$ 422.58 | £UK 343.25 | JP¥ 56994]
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$ 295.81 | £UK 240.25 | JP¥ 39896]
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$ 369.76 | £UK 300.25 | JP¥ 49870]
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$ 528.23 | £UK 429 | JP¥ 71243]
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$ 422.58 | £UK 343.25 | JP¥ 56994]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, african, afrique, afrika, afriken, travel, exploration, south africa, game, hunting

 
[MAHJONG]. TAM WING KWONG:
The Game of Sparrow as played in China. With the history of Maa Jong appendixed. Second revised edition. Hong Kong, Wiing Fat & Co., 1925.
. 12mo. (17 x 13.5 cm). Pp. 71. With many textual illustrations. Original stapled cloth-backed printed boards, re-sewn and with new spine. An informative guide to the popular Chinese game, explicitly written for foreign players. Second, revised and enlarged edition, first 1923. "The sole object of this booklet is to represent to the foreign players the rules of scoring which are invariably accepted and observed by the players in most of the Chinese clubs in Hongkong" (introduction).
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Book number: 120922
€  350.00 [Appr.: US$ 369.76 | £UK 300.25 | JP¥ 49870]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chine, chinese, kina, spel, game, play, mahjong, asia, asie, asien, asiatic,

 
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$ 105.65 | £UK 86 | JP¥ 14249]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chinese, kina, chine, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, game, games, play, exploration, travel,

 SELOUS, FREDERICK COURTENEY:, Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa. Being the Narrative of the last Eleven Years spent by the Author of the Zambesi and its Tributaries; with an Account of the Colonisation of Mashunaland and the Progress of the Gold Industry in that Country. London, Rowland Ward and Co., 1893.
SELOUS, FREDERICK COURTENEY:
Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa. Being the Narrative of the last Eleven Years spent by the Author of the Zambesi and its Tributaries; with an Account of the Colonisation of Mashunaland and the Progress of the Gold Industry in that Country. London, Rowland Ward and Co., 1893.
. Large 8vo. Pp. xviii, 503, adv. (4). With one folding map and numerous text illustrations. Modern half morocco. First edition. A handsome copy. The narrative describes his experiences with the Boers and the natives while engaging in his hunting expeditions. "Selous describes numerous adventures with lions and leopards, particularly near the Zambesi, Zweswi, and Manyami rivers, with additional sport after rhinoceros, eland antelope, and hartebeest. After returning to the Transvaal, he linked with Montague Kerr and traveled into Matabeleland." Czech p.146. Mendelssohn II, p. 300.
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Book number: 121015
€  350.00 [Appr.: US$ 369.76 | £UK 300.25 | JP¥ 49870]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, zambesi, mashonaland, zimbabwe, afrika, afrique, africa, african, travel, exploration, game, hunting,

 Labyrint-spelet. [SWEDISH BOARD GAME]., Labyrint-spelet. (Labyrinth board game). Stockholm, Adolf Johnsons förlag, Central-tryckeriet, 1903.
Labyrint-spelet. [SWEDISH BOARD GAME].
Labyrint-spelet. (Labyrinth board game). Stockholm, Adolf Johnsons förlag, Central-tryckeriet, 1903.
. Colour printed sheet (72 x 62 cm). Printed in green, black and orange. Rules and instructions printed outside the labyrinth. Original envelope with a coloured lithograph pasted on front cover. A Swedish game in the form of a labyrinth. The players have to get through the maze lined with nasty animals to reach the beautiful maiden at the centre. With three small almost invisible holes but overall in very good condition.
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Book number: 120257
€  220.00 [Appr.: US$ 232.42 | £UK 188.75 | JP¥ 31347]
Catalogue: Design
Keywords: Design, design, game, games, spel, sweden, swedish, svenskt, familj, barn, children, family, maze

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