Chapter 1: Africana - Memoirs
found: 15 books

 
African Hunting Reprint Series - 7 Volumes
Books of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo. 1980, Reprints. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Seven volumes. Each book complete. A pleasing set. Each have new additional material, forewords and notes (where desired). The dustjackets of each book are much scuffed, scratched, worn all about. They are secure and sure. Most interestingly is included an envelope containing correspondence between John Murray (the publisher), Professor James Casada (the historian), R Cassirer (a Johannesburg Art dealer), and Frankn Bradlow (the Africana specialist and a Director of Sotheby's in South Africa), concerning the illustrations of the 1850 edition of the book. Also included are b/w photographs of illustrations. Volume 1: "A Hunter's Life in South Africa, Volume I" by R Gordon Cumming (ISBN: 086920209X). Facsimile of 1850 edition. Pressed gilt decoration and titling are fresh. The boards have some corner knocks. They are otherwise handsome, healthy. The contents are in immaculate condition. Volume 2: "A Hunter's Life in South Africa, Volume 2", by R Gordon Cumming (ISBN: 0869202111). The corners and edges have very light shelving wear. The boards are pleasing. The contents are also in most gratifying condition. As if almost new! Volume 3: "The Recollections of William Finaughty Elephant Hunter 1864-1875" (ISBN: 0869202294). Facsimile of 1916 edition. The boards have some very shallow corner knocks. They are handsome. The contents are in a most satisfying condition: bright, clean, smart. Volume 4: "African Hunting" by William Charles Baldwin (ISBN: 0869202278) pub: 1981. Facsimile of 1863 edition. The boards have mild wear to the edges and corners from shelving. They are sound and sure. The contents are pleasingly hale, generous. Volume 5: "A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa" by Frederick Courtenay Selous (ISBN: 0869202391), pub 1981. Facsimile of 1881 edition. The boards have some mild wear about the edges and corners from shelving, some very, very mild marking. The boards are steady, assured. The contents are felicitous, most agreeable, clean, fresh-faced. Volume 6: "Elephant Hunting in East Equatorial Africa" by Arthur H Neumann (ISBN: 0869202464), pub. 1982. Facsimile of 1898 edition. The boards are smart, very healthy. The papertrims have mild marks. The contents are in an excellent condition. Neat, bright, very clean and clear. Volume 7: "Trekking the Great Thirst - Sport and Travel in the Kalahari Desert" by Arnold W Hodson (ISBN: 0869202634), pub. 1987. Facsimile of 1912 edition. The boards are serene and healthy. The papertrims are tanned. The contents are most pleasing. They are assured, confident, alert, clean and clear. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Near Fine/Fair.
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Book number: 26rk
USD 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 329.25 | £UK 287.25 | JP¥ 42478]

 
CUMMING OF ALTYRE, ROUALEYN GORDON
Five Years' Hunting Adventures in South Africa Being an Account of Sport with the Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhinoceros, Camelopard, Ostrich, Hippopotamus, Wildebeest, Koodoo, Hyaena, &C &C
Simpkin, Marshall & Co. London/ Thomas D Morison, Glasgow. 1892, Popular edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 349 pages (complete). An interesting copy as it is signed and inscribed by Roualeyn Gordon Cumming's nephew, William Gordon. Inscribed to the head gamekeeper of the Applecross estate in Scotland, which is nearby the Gordon Cumming house (which later became Gordonstoun School). William Gordon was one of late Victorian England's most colourful and infamous of characters: a roue, gambler, soldier of great courage, for a time a friend of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII). Despite being an asthmatic and only being able to see through one eye, Gordon Cumming fought in the Zulu War and was the first man to enter Ceteswayo's Kraal after the Battle of Ulundi. These 'infirmities' also did not affect his ability to bed a large number of women (including mistresses of his regal friend) among whom were Lillie Langtry, Sarah Bernhardt (before her wooden leg), Lady Churchill (Winston's mother) and vibrant campaigning socialite Daisy Brooke (also Warwick and of 'Daisy-Daisy' fame). His notoriety came from being at the centre of the so-called 'Baccarat Affair' which involved the Prince of Wales being humiliated (and to the abiding horror of his mother, the Queen) by having to take the stand in court, the first Prince of the realm to do so since the fifteenth century. His signature, on the half-title page, is dated Nov. 1897. Recased. Newer end papers. The blue boards have wear from shelving about all edges, corners. They are scuffed, marked from handling, shelving and storage. Nonetheless, the hue is still strong. As to be expected, there is some evidence of age. The early and later pages have some tanning, handling marks. The illustration plate at page 234 appears to be a replacement. The contents are gratifying. They are clean, clear, very confident and healthy, sound, amiable, certain, companionable, amenable, sound. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 85rh
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 164.75 | £UK 143.75 | JP¥ 21239]

 
BORCHERDS, PETER BORCHERDS
An Auto-Biographical Memoir of Petrus Borchardus Borcherds, Esq. , Late CIVIL Commissioner Ofo Cape Division and Resident Magistrate for Cape Town and District Thereof, and Cape District. Being a Plain Narrative of Occurences from Early Life to Advanced Age, Chiefly Intended for His Children and Descendants, Countrymen and Friends
A S Robertson, Cape Town. 1861, First Edition. Hardcover. 500 pages (complete). A placid copy. An untrimmed copy of Borcherd's appointment as Permanent Sitting Commissioner in 1826 is affixed to the frontispage. Laid paper with watermark (1816). Also included: a handwritten/ handmade chart (from a previous owner) of Borcherd's journey to the northern frontier with Petrus Truter. The distances are marked in hours and miles. It is wonderfully fresh and neat. Previous owner signature (J C Beattie) on the frontispage. A mild-mannered copy. The boards have blind-stamped decoration. Gilt titling on the spine (benign). The boards have wear from shelving and handling to all edges, corners, seams. They are scuffed, a little tanned about the edges. The spine has been a little sunned; there is shelving wear to the head and foot. The spine and boards are steady and sure. The early and later pages have blizzards of foxing. The contents have spits and spots of foxing here and there throughout. By far the pages are thick, healthy, clean, clear, generous, amenable, amiable, eager. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 92qt
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 206 | £UK 179.5 | JP¥ 26549]

 
CUNYNGHAME, GENERAL SIR ARTHUR THURLOW
My Command in South Africa. 1874-1878. Comprising Experiences of Travel in the Colonies of South Africa and the Independent States
Macmillan and Co. Limited, London. 1880, 2nd Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 376 pages (complete). A sturdy, benign copy. Cunynghame was Commander of the Imperial forces in the Cape Colony. His time there was to be the end of his career. His management of the British forces during the Fengu-Gcaleka War (the last of the so-called Xhosa Wars) irked the Command in London, and he was removed from his post at the Frontier. More poignantly, he dedicated this book to the fallen at Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. The imperial red boards have wear, scuffing, marks all about. The corners are a little knocked. The boards are defiantly steady and sure. The contents are mild-mannered. They have user marks, handling marks, ownership marks throughout. Page 103 has an open tear to the bottom corner (the text is unaffected). Nonetheless, the pages are sure, clear, companionable, certain, orderly. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 48kv
USD 115.00 [Appr.: EURO 94.75 | £UK 82.75 | JP¥ 12212]

 
EGLIN, COLIN
Crossing the Borders of Power : The Memoirs of Colin Eglin
Jonathan Ball Publishers, Joh. 2007, First Edition. (ISBN: 1868422534). Paperback, with dust jacket. 374 pages (complete). Signed by Colin Eglin on the frontispage. A comfortably owned copy. The covers have user wear about the edges. The spine has user creasing. It is still fit and healthy. The covers are placid and assured. The contents are comfortable and have evidence of steady use throughout. There is very mild wear handling wear and marking to the edges and corners. However, the pages are clean, clear, convivial, amiable, contented. fk. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 86ke
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 49.5 | £UK 43.25 | JP¥ 6372]
Keywords: 1868422534

 
FENN, T E
How I Volunteered for the Cape and What I Did There : Being a Short History of Eight Months Service with the Frontier Light Horse Operating Against the Kafirs - and of the Adventures That Befell Me
Samuel Tinsley & Co. London. 1879, First Edition. Hardcover. 260 pages. A stoic copy. Note: the final pages (pp 257-260) have been, at some stage, replaced with photocopies. Even yet the back of the book and these final pages are much worn and marked by aggressive damp. Some of the text on these pages has been worn (but not much!). The contents are elderly but yet passively competent. The boards have wear, scuffing and marks all about. The back board is much worn and affected by the damp. They are assured and steady. The contents are mild-mannered. Whilst there are some age-related and user marks here and there through the book. Nonetheless, the contents have the atmosphere of a hoary story-teller! They are certain, confident, clear, companionable, contented. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: 81lr
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 164.75 | £UK 143.75 | JP¥ 21239]

 
FOURIE, SID
Of Them I Spoke
Esco Publishers. 1977, Fourth Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 253 pages (complete). Signed by Sid Fourie on the title page (dated: 18.3.78). To describe Sid Fourie as 'Mr Jansenville' would be to underestimate his devotion to the town. This is his collection of memories and journalism. The dustjacket is much worn (it is included). The skivertex covers are healthy and sound. The corners and edges have some light wear. The pages are neat, clean, clear, neighbourly, amiable. fk. Good/Poor. Signed.
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Book number: bpwh
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 82.5 | £UK 72 | JP¥ 10619]

 
GERMANI, HANS
White Soldiers in Black Africa : Related from His Own Experiences by...
Nasionale Boekhandel, Beperk. 1967. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 130 pages (complete). The jacket is slightly rubbed, marked and edge worn. The boards are rubbed. Internally there are minor marks, the remaining pages are neat with clean text. Well bound. r 25/01/2021. ak. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 23kq
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 61.75 | £UK 54 | JP¥ 7965]

 
HARRIS, CAPTAIN WILLLIAM CORNWALLIS
Wild Sports of Southern Africa (Facsimile Reproduction of the Fifth Edition)
C Struik, Cape Town. 1963, Limited. Hardcover. 359 pages (complete). Hand-numbered 15 of a limited edition of 50 deluxe copies. Half-leather. The boards are handsome. The leathered corners have very light wear along the edges from shelving. The spine (four ridges) has some shallow evidence of use (faint creases and scuffing). The boards and spine are fit and sure. The contents have very light blushes of tanning (paper quality) about the rims, the papertrims are mildly tanned from shelving. Overwhelmingly, the contents are clean, clear, bold, assured, very healthy and agreeable, neat and smart, generous and contented. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 81qu
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 99 | £UK 86.25 | JP¥ 12743]

 
HAUER, AUGUST
Kumbuke: Erlebnisse Eines Arztes in Deutsch-Ost-Afrika
Dom-Verlag, Berlin. 1922, First Edition. Hardcover. 329 pages (complete). In German throughout. Teutonic font. A benign copy. Cloth covered boards. The corners have storage knocks. The boards are scuffing, rubbing and little marked from storage. They are steady. The contents are tanned about the edges. The illustrations are genteel. The pages are clean, clear, certain, convivial. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 49rx
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | £UK 7.25 | JP¥ 1062]

 
HINE, J E
Days Gone by: Being Some Account of Past Years Chiefly in Central Africa
John Murray, London. 1924, First Edition. Hardcover. 313 pages. The frontispiece is absent. An amiable copy. Inscribed by the Bishop on the frontispage: "The Library Unive. Mission. London from the writer October 10- 1924". Also included a photograph of Bishop Hine on a stiff board backing. The boards have some scuffing, wear, markings and stains all about from handling and storage. Nonetheless, the boards are steady and sure. The contents are agreeable. Whilst the contents have indications of use (with some light corner and edge wear), the pages are clean, clear, comfortable, kindly, assured, benevolent. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 72rw
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 164.75 | £UK 143.75 | JP¥ 21239]

 
KARRSTROM, E J; KANEL, FRIEDR. VON (TRANS)
Achtzen Jahre in Sudafrika: Erlibnisse Und Abenteuer Eines Schweden IM Goldlande
H W Theodor Dieter, Leipzig. 1899, First Edition. Hardcover. 355 pages (complete). In German throughout. Teutonic font. Illustrated cloth covered boards. The boards have wear, marks, scuffing. They are sound and sure. The contents are benign. The pages are waved from storage conditions. Otherwise, the pages are clean, clear, certain, competent, convivial. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 48rx
USD 23.00 [Appr.: EURO 19 | £UK 16.75 | JP¥ 2442]

 
VAN ROOYEN, JAN J
Ons Politiek Van Naby : Die Tafereel in Hierdie Boek Is Kontemporere Geskiedenis ; Die Verf Is Staatsmanne, Leiers, Parlementari?½Rs En Hul Gedagtes, Besluite En Dade
Tafelberg. 1971, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 186 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. Memoirs of a political journalist on the Transvaler newspaper, in South Africa, over twenty years. A passive copy. The dustjacket has some wear, scuffing and light marking. The boards are neat with slight shelving wear. The papertrims, early and later pages have foxing. In general, the pages are benign, clean, clear, certain. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/Fair.
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Book number: boyz
USD 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.5 | £UK 6.5 | JP¥ 956]

 
PRINCE NICHOLAS D GHIKA ; SCHWEINFURTH, G ; VOLKENS, G
Cinq Mois Au Pays Des Somalis - Suivi de la Faune Somalie Et D'Une Des Plantes Decrites
Georg & Co. Libraires-Editeurs, Geneve et Bale. 1898, First Edition. Hardcover. 223 pages (complete). In French throughout. An excellent copy of this memoir of Prince Nicolas' hunting and collecting trip through the Somali lands and Ethiopia, with his father Prince Dimitri. The Ghikas were part of the older Romanian nobility (a German, from the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, had been elected to the throne in 1866). The princes were voracious hunters (although on this trip their collections proved worthy and notable). The story of this trip revealed the ancient nations of the Ethiops and the Somalis in a way that was revelatory at the time. Illustrated ivory coloured boards. These are lightly worn about the edges and corners. The faces are marked from handling and shelving. The illustration is noble. The contents are in immaculate condition. They are elegant, fresh, very clean and clear, smart, bold, confident. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 19kx
USD 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 185.25 | £UK 161.5 | JP¥ 23894]

 
VAN DER SPUY, MAJOR-GENERAL KENNETH REID
Chasing the Wind
Books of Africa. 1966, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 261 pages (complete). A placid copy. The dustjacket has wear, tear, scuffing, marks all about. It is secure, comfortable. The boards have some storage wear. They are steady and sure. The contents are mild-mannered. A previous owner has signed, with a flourish, the frontispage. The contents are amiable, clean, clear, contented, assured, convivial. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: 34it
USD 19.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.75 | £UK 13.75 | JP¥ 2018]

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