The Robins Series - 7 Volumes (8 Books)
Chatto and Windus, London / Rhodes Livingstone Museum / National Museum of Zambia. 1960, Limited. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Seven volumes: eight books (vol 4 has two parts) complete. From the library of the famous Johannesburg book collectors, I & FW Hosken. Each book has their bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. All are in agreeable condition. Volume 1: "Zambezia and Matabeleland in the Seventies: The Narrative of Frederick Hugh Barber 1875 and 1877-1878; The Journal of Richard Frewen 1877-1878". Edited: Edward C Tabler. 212 pages plus folded map. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj has wear, marks, scuffing. It is secure and comfortable. The boards are placid with some thin, light shelving marks to the top edges. They are steady, fit. The contents are most pleasing. They are very clean and clear, most carefully owned, generous. Volume 2: "Trade and Travel in Early Barotseland: The Diaries of George Westbeech 1885-1888 and Captain Norman MacLeod 1875-1876". Illustrated by Lieutenant William Fairlie. Edited by Edward C Tabler. Published 1963. 125 pages plus folded maps. Condition as with Volume 1. The dustjacket (covered with clear cellophane) has wear, marks all about but is secure. The boards are pleasing with just some light shelving wear to the edges. The contents are most pleasing. Very clean, clear, healthy - as if barely handled! Volume 3: "Magic, Divination and Witchcraft Among the Barotse of Northern Rhodesia", by Barrie Reynolds. Pub: 1963. 181 pages. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj has some rubbing, scuffing, marking, wear. It is comfortable and secure. The boards have some mild shelving marks and wear to the edges. They are mild-mannered. The contents are smart, immaculate, fresh-faced, clean, confident. Volume 4: Volume One: "The Zambezi Papers of Richard Thornton - Geologist to Livingstone's Zambezi Expedition 1858-1860". Edited by Edward C Tabler. Pub: 1963. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket has scuffing, wear, marks all about. It is comfortably sure. The boards have some storage knocks, shelving wear. They are certain, steady. The contents are in excellent condition: clear, clean, confident, generous - as if new! Volume 4: Volume 2: "The Zambezi Papers of Richard Thornton - Geologist of Livingstone's Zambezi Expedition 1860-1863." Ed: Edward C Tabler. Pub. 1963. 360 pages. State and condition of dustjacket as with other volumes. The boards have very light shelving marks and wear to the edges. They are steady and fit. The contents are most pleasing. They are fresh, clean, clear, confident - as if new! Volume 5: "Iron Age Cultures in Zambia (Kalomo and Kangila) - Volume One" by Brian M Fagan. Pub: 1967. 232 pages. The dustjacket is as with other volumes. The boards are amiably placid with just very light marks to the edges from shelving. The contents are immaculate. They are healthy, sound, hale, very clean and clear, fresh. Volume 6: "Iron Age Cultures in Zambia (Dambwa, Ingombe Ilede, and the Tonga - Volume 2" by Brian M Fagan, D W Phillipson, S G H Daniels. Pub: 1969. 270 pages. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The cover has light wear and scuffing and rubbing and marking. It is secure and sure. The boards are serene, sound. The contents are in immaculate condition. They are neat, smart, clean and clear - as if almost new throughout! Volume 7: "Your Friend, Lewanika - The Life and Times of Lubosi Lewanika, Litunga if Barotselandd 1842 to 1916" by Gervas Clay. Pub: 1968. 192 pages. The dustjacket has a cellophane protective cover. The dj is a little worn, scuffed, rubbed and marked. It is secure and sure. The boards are serene. The contents are in excellent condition. They are tight, bright, clean, clear, confident, certain, keen. Aside from the often scruffy dustjackets, this is a most carefully maintained set. fk. Near Fine/Good.
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USD 240.00 [Appr.: EURO 217.25 | £UK 186.25 | JP¥ 26099]