Chapter 1: Africana - Exploration and Discovery
found: 9 books

 
The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, Lld - Carefully Compiled from Reliable Sources
John G Murdoch, Holborn, London. 1870, First Edition. Hardcover. 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 97.5 | £UK 84.5 | JP¥ 12307]

 
BROWN, ROBERT
The Story of Africa and Its Explorers - 4 Volumes
Cassell and Company, Ltd. 1892, Special Edition. Hardcover. 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 318.75 | £UK 276 | JP¥ 40277]

 
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. 1984, 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. Volume 2 has a loose, new, thrilling ex-libris plate. 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! fn. Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: bumg
USD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 16 | £UK 14 | JP¥ 2014]
Keywords: 0705415007

 
LORD, W B ; BAINES, THOMAS
Shifts and Expedients of Camp Life, Travel, and Exploration (Africana Reprint Library Vol Three)
Africana Book Society, Johannesburg. 1975, Reprint. (ISBN: 0949973122). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 734 pages (complete). Facsimile reprint of 1876 edition. A pleasing copy. The dustjacket is bright and fresh. It does have some mild shelving wear about the edges. The green boards are smart and bright. The page trims are foxed, marked by shelving and there are very occasional storage marks about the edges. The pages are clean, clear, fresh, certain, generous, eager. fk. Good/Good.
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Book number: bwcr
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5594]
Keywords: 0949973122

 
MAUCH, KARL ; BERNHARD, F O (TRANSL, ED)
Karl Mauch: African Explorer
C Struik Publishers, Cape Town and Johannesburg. 1971, Limited. (ISBN: 0869770020). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 247 pages (complete). Numbered 199 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. A genial copy. The dustjacket has wear about all edges and seams. There is some light scuffing, very light marking. The dj is vibrant, healthy. The boards are smart and steady and sound. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from the translator). The contents are tight, clean, clear, eager, confident, hale and assured. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: 19ho
USD 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 48.75 | £UK 42.25 | JP¥ 6153]
Keywords: 0869770020

 
SPEKE, JOHN HANNING
Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile
Time-Life Books, BV, Belgium. 1983, Reprint. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 658 pages (complete). Reprint of original 1863 publication (William Blackwood and Sons, London and Edinburgh). A very smart copy. Fully bound in faux-leather. Stamped borders and titling. Silken bookmarker attached. Maps are housed in a card pocket at the rear of the book. The pages have been trimmed with gilt (gleams and beams). The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, comfortable and fresh. fn. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: bujl
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 | £UK 9.25 | JP¥ 1343]

 
STANLEY, HENRY M
Mein Leben (Gek?Rzte Volksausgabe)
Friedrich Reinhardt, Basel. 1916. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 386 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is much worn, scuffed, marked. It is secure. The boards are smart and satisfying. The contents are most agreeable. They are clean, clear, assured, amiable. fk. Very Good/Poor.
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Book number: byjr
USD 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 3.75 | £UK 3.25 | JP¥ 448]

 
WALLIS, J P R ; BRADLOW, F R (INTROD AND CAPTIONS)
Thomas Baines : His Life and Explorations in South Africa, Rhodesia and Australia 1820-1875 - with 178 Illustrations of Baines' Drawings, Water-Colours, Etc.
A. A. Balkema, Cape Town, Rotterdam. 1976, 2nd Edition. (ISBN: 0869610597). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 235 pages (complete). A serene copy. The dustjacket (which has a tipped-in front plate) is worn, scuffed, sunned, marked. Closed tear on jacket. It is soft and secure, even shabbily-genteel. The boards are very handsome and healthy. The early contents have a manufacturer's imperfection at the foot of the spine seam, from frontis to page xiii. The quality of these pages is unaffected. The contents are creamy, attractive, elegant, clean, clear, beautifully produced, wonderfully kind and generous. fk. Near Fine/Poor.
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Book number: bvwp
USD 48.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.5 | £UK 37 | JP¥ 5370]
Keywords: 0869610597

 
WATERHOUSE, GILBERT (INTRO) ; WET, G C DE (TRANSCRIPTION BY) ; PHEIFFER, R H (TRANSLATOR)
Simon Van Der Stel's Journey to Namaqualand in 1685
Human & Rousseau, Cape Town and Pretoria. 1979, Limitedbwcs. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 431 pages (complete). Hand-numbered 501 of a limited edition of 750 copies. A just wonderful copy. Folio sized. The dustjacket is bright. It has some very light storage wear about the edges. The faces are scuffed and marked by storage. It is secure, confident. The cloth covered boards are sound, serene. The contents are in near immaculate condition. The illustration plates and diary reproduction pages are proud and confident and very sure. The colours are genteel, elegant. The pages are clean, clear, certain, beyond generous, bountiful. Just lovely. fk. Fine/Good.
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Book number: bwcs
USD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 265.75 | £UK 230 | JP¥ 33564]

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