Chapter 1: Africana - Exploration and Discovery
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The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, LL. D - Carefully Compiled from Reliable Sources - 2 Vols
Adam & Co. London and Newcastle-on-Tyne. 1875. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Two volumes (complete). Both are half-leather bound. Both copies have been roughly stored. The bindings are creaky. The boards have scuffing, handling and shelving marks. The leathered corners for both volumes are worn, marked. The leather spine for volume I is much worn, cracked. It is resolute. Volume II's spine also has some wear and cracking. It is healthier and more august than its companion. Despite all of this the spines and boards are secure and sure. The contents are mild-mannered. They are generally clean, clear, convivial, amenable, occasionally flocked with foxing, tight, generous, more than competent, keen. Please note that due to the weight of the books, should they need posting to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fn. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 59ma
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 83 | £UK 74.75 | JP¥ 10450]

 
The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, Lld - Carefully Compiled from Reliable Sources
John G Murdoch, Holborn, London. 1870, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 973 pages (complete). A venerable copy. The book has all the ponderous Victorian dignity and presence of a lectern bible : it has a thick stamped leathered boards. It is heavy, large. The boards have decorations and titling in gilt. The boards are much scuffed, worn and marked from age, handling and shelving. They are supremely confident, secure and sure. The page trims are gilded (worn and dusty). Within, the contents have all the consequences of age and ownership. The pages have foxing, age marks. There are some patches of residue on the frontispage. The pages are far from austere in their stature. They are certain, confident, dutiful, clean and clear, convivial, benevolent in attitude and production, proud, tidy. Please note that due to the weight of this gratifying book, should the book need be posted outside of South Africa, extra postage charges will be required. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 77ia
USD 110.00 [Appr.: EURO 91.25 | £UK 82.25 | JP¥ 11495]

 
The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, LL. D. , Carefully Compiled from Reliable Sources - Vol II
Adam & Co. London and Newcastle-on-Tyne. 1880?. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 973 pages (complete). A stout copy. Red boards with black and gilt decoration and titling. The boards are much worn, scuffed, marked all about. The spine is grubby, worn but sturdy. The boards steady. Newer frontispages. Notes in the hand of Frank Bradlow (the Africana specialist and historian). Paper trims are gilded (dulled). The pages are a little aged. There are rashes, freckles of foxing here and there throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are thick, tight, clear, generous, agreeable companionable, very confident. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 79rm
USD 78.00 [Appr.: EURO 64.75 | £UK 58.25 | JP¥ 8151]

 
ALEXANDER, JAMES EDWARD
An Expedition of Discovery, Into the Interior of Africa, Through the Hitherto Undescribe Countries of the Great Namaquas, Boschmans, and Hill Damaras - 2 Volumes (Africana Collectanea Vols XXII/XXIII) Facsimile Reprint
C Struik, Cape Town. 1967, Limited. Hardcover. Two volumes (complete). Both volumes numbered 185 of a limited edition of 750 copies.Facsimile reprint of the original 1838 edition published by Henry Colburn, Publisher, London. They are comfortable and sure. The boards of vol.1 are marked from storage. They are otherwise sound and steady. Those for Volume II are agreeably studious and healthy. The papertrims of both books have handling marks. The front and end papers have foxing and tanning.Scarring.Stamp. Yet, the contents are very confident, certain, benevolent, assured, amenable.28-10-2020. Good.
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Book number: 35rh
USD 130.00 [Appr.: EURO 107.75 | £UK 97 | JP¥ 13584]

 
BAINES, THOMAS
The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa - Accompanied by Biographical Sketch of the Author
Edward Stanford, London / J W C Mackay, Port Elizabeth, Cape C. 1877. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 240 pages plus folded facsimile letter and folded map (at the rear in a pocket) (complete). An aged, resolute copy. The boards are much worn all about. They are scuffed, marked, stained. Stamped black decoration, gilt illustration on the front board. The spine has much wear from head to foot. It has been carefully repaired. Gilt titling. The boards are sturdy, sound, sure. Some early pages are facsimiles. The contents are otherwise aged. The pages are a little discoloured from storage and the years, there are smudges, spots, flecks of foxing throughout. Even yet, the pages are benign, placid, tight, clear, convivial, competent, assured, still most suitable for resource. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: 14rp
USD 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.75 | £UK 41.25 | JP¥ 5747]

 
BOSAZZA, V L
Thomas Baines on the Zambesi
1975, The Author. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Complete. A UNIQUE copy. This is the working/ proofing copy that was being worked on by Frank Bradlow (the Africana expert - particularly of Baines - and collector), of Bosazza's unpublished work on Thomas Baines. Bosazza was a geologist by career, but became increasingly interested in the journeys of the explorations into the interior of the Southern African lands. Text on facing pages only. Photocopied pages. Editing, correction marks and annotations throughout. Included: editing remarks/ notes, b/w photographs, negatives and contact sheet of the proposed reproductions of Baines' paintings. Clearly a passionate, intricate study/ book. Red boards (mild-mannered) with light scuffing and wear. The contents have freckles of foxing about the edges. All pages are otherwise certain, healthy, tight, clear, dedicated, full of spirit. A decent, intriguing and SPECIAL book. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 90ra
USD 380.00 [Appr.: EURO 315 | £UK 283.5 | JP¥ 39708]

 
BROWN, ROBERT
The Story of Africa and Its Explorers - 4 Volumes
Cassell and Company, Ltd. 1892, Special Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Four volumes (complete). Special subscribers edition. A sure and comfortable set. Volume 1: The Guinea Traders, The Corsairs of Africa, The Tale of Timbuctoo, The Niger. 312 pages (complete). A passive copy. The boards have storage marks and wear, fading. The contents are tanned from age. Nonetheless, they are tight, comfortable, clear, benign. Volume II: The River of Egypt, The Great Lakes, Across the Continent, The Congo. A mildly worn copy. The boards are sound, scuffed. The contents have user wear, tanning. The pages are clear, companionable. Volume III: The Last of a Long Tale, The Sahara, The Missionaries, The Hunters, The International Explorers. A contented, amiable copy. The boards are steady and sound. The contents are mildly aged. They have some light tanning. The pages are tight, assured, agreeable throughout. Volume IV (pub 1895): Europe in Africa, Colonies and Colonists, The Scramble for an Empire, A Continent Under Companies, The Contest for South Africa. A contented, affably aging copy. The boards are steady, a little worn about. The contents are confident, contented, proud, a little tanned. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: cbgb
USD 360.00 [Appr.: EURO 298.5 | £UK 268.5 | JP¥ 37618]

 
BRUCE, JAMES
Travels, Through Part of Africa, Syria, Egypt, and Arabia, Into Abyssinia, to Discover the Source of the Nile: Comprehending an Interesting Narrative of the Author's Adventures in Abyssinia, and a Circumstantial Account of the Manners, Customs, Government, Religions, History, &C of That Country, Being the Substance of the Original Work
J Gleave, Manchester. 1823, Reprint. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 487 pages complete. A resolute copy. The spine has, at some stage, been clumsily repaired. The binding fore and aft is cracked and a little loosened. However, the book's contents are not in peril and are secure. Half leather. The leathered corners and spine seams are scuffed and worn. The marble boards are scuffed, worn, marked. They are steady and sure. The front pastedown has various previous owner ex-libris plates, the most visible being for R Corscaden Gamble (of the Derry family?). Marbled end papers. The pages have some light evidence of age. They are generally healthy, sound, assured, clean and clear, confident, bold, convivial, companionable, amenable. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 46rf
USD 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 58.25 | £UK 52.25 | JP¥ 7315]

 
BURTON, CAPTAIN SIR RICHARD F ; BURTON, ISABEL (ED)
First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar (Memorial Edition) - 2 Volumes
Time-Life Books, BV, Belgium. 1983, Reprint. (ISBN: 0705415007). Hardcover, with dust jacket. Two volumes (complete). Reprint of original 1894 edition. Two exceptionally pleasing volumes. Both are covered in padded faux leather. The covers have stamped edging and titling which are fresh and clean. The books have yellow satin bookmarkers attached. The pages are trimmed in gilt (gleams and beams). Within, the frontis and end papers are marbled.The contents of both books are in excellent condition. They are tight, very clean, very clear, benevolent, generous - as if new throughout. An exceptional gift at a fantastic price!Due to weight postal adjustments may be required.[Restored]26-06-2020. Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: bumg
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 10 | £UK 9 | JP¥ 1254]
Keywords: 0705415007

 
COUPLAND, R
Kirk on the Zambesi : A Chapter of African History
Oxford at the Clarendon Press. 1928, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Ill.: Kirk, Sir John. 286 pages (complete). An amiable copy of this book about the Zambesi Expeditions of 1858-63. Much of the book is based on the diaries of Sir John Kirk, Livingstone's lieutenant on the Expedition. Kirk was one of the first explorers to carry a camera, and the book is illustrated with his own photographs and sketches. The dustjacket is worn, torn, tanned, marked from handling, storage and age. It is comfortable, sure. The boards are placid. They have some wear all about. They are scuffed, marked by handling. They are steady and sound. The paper is untrimmed. The trims are tanned. The pages have occasional marks from aging and handling. Otherwise, they are relaxed, convivial, clean and clear, companionable. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: 38lc
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.5 | £UK 37.5 | JP¥ 5225]
Keywords: Kirk, Sir John

 
LIVINGSTONE, DAVID AND CHARLES ; WOLDIKE, M TH. (TRANSL)
Livingstones 2den Reise I Syd-Afrika - Oversat Efter Den Engelste Original
Fr Woldike, Copenhagen. 1868, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 522 pages (complete). In Danish throughout. A benign copy. Half leather. The leathered corners have wear. The leathered spine also has wear and burnishment. The marbled boards have mild shelving wear, scuffing. The boards and spine are assured and placid and steady. Patterned (au bourge) end papers. Previous owner signature. The contents have foxing here and there throughout - particularly to the early and later pages and folded map. Otherwise, the pages are comfortable, clean and clear, amiable, contentedly used, placidly aged, genial, certain. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 24ox
USD 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 58.25 | £UK 52.25 | JP¥ 7315]

 
DENHAM, MAJOR ; CLAPPERTON, CAPTAIN ; OUDNEY, DOCTOR
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 Felatah Empire - Volume 2
John Murray, London. 1828, Third Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 467 pages (complete). Volume II only. A handsome copy of this thrilling journey of exploration from the fractious three explorers. At some stage in the past the book was handsomely rebound in full leather. Blind stamped decoration, gilt borders. The spine has gilt painted decoration and titling. The spine has four ridges. The boards are steady, healthy. Newer marbled end-papers. The contents are pleasing. The folded maps are a little mottled with foxing and age-related marks. They are otherwise neat, sure. The pages are tight, hale, sound, very clean, very clear, confident, most agreeable considering the age of the book! fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 35le
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 66.5 | £UK 59.75 | JP¥ 8360]

 
DURANT, E
Exploration Francaise Au Zambeze
Challamel et Cie, Editeurs, Paris. 1888, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 115 pages (complete). In French throughout. A placid copy. Half-leather. Marbled boards. The boards, leathered corners and spine all have wear, scuffing, scratches from shelving and storage. There are handling and storage marks. Nonetheless, they are comfortable, sure. Marbled end papers (fresh). The contents have some tanning, especially fore and aft, and to the page edges, from shelving / storage. There are shallow handling marks. Overall, and by far, the contents are austere, clean, clear, confident, convivial, certain. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 45mm
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 124.5 | £UK 112 | JP¥ 15674]

 
GATTI, ATTILIO
Nella Foresta Equatoriale - II: Con I Pigmei Alla Cattura Dei Fossili Viventi
Garzanti, Milan. 1944, First Edition. Softcover, with dust jacket. 230 pages (complete). In Italian throughout. An aged copy of this book from the indefatigable Gatti. The covers have much wear, creases, marks, scuffing, fading. They are still secure and sure. The contents are foxed throughout. They have pools, smears, flushes of tanning from age and storage. Nonetheless, the pages are firm, assured, clear, companionable, certain, competent. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 13sg
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 25 | £UK 22.5 | JP¥ 3135]

 
GRAETZ, PAUL
IM Auto Quer Durch Afrika
Vereinigte Verlagsanstalten Gustav Braunbeck & Gutenberg-Druckerei Akt.-Ges. Berlin. 1910, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 357 pages (complete). In German throughout. A most pleasing copy of this book by (in most in-German hyperbole) the 'German Indiana Jones'. This is Graetz's account of his journey across Africa from Dar-es-Salaam to Luderitz (the first of its kind by motor car). The decorated boards are evocative. The gilt titling is fresh, bold. The boards do have some mild scuffing, wear about the edges and corners. They are steady and sound. The contents are most pleasing. They are fresh, clean and clear, confident, generous, thrillingly tidy and neat, healthy. fk. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 24od
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 103.75 | £UK 93.25 | JP¥ 13062]

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