Chapter 1: Africana - Travel Writing - Historic
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ANDERSSON, CHARLES JOHN
Notes of Travels in South Africa (Africana Collectanea Vol XXXI)
C Struik, Cape Town. 1969, Limited. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 344 pages (complete). Numbered 666 of a limited edition of 750 copies. Facsimile reprint of original edition from Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, London, 1875. A sturdy, sound copy. The dustjacket has scuffing, handling and shelving marks, wear about all edges and seams. It is comfortable and secure. The green boards are clubbable, handsome. The papertrim at the foot have a felt-tip marker mark. The contents are pleasing. They are tight, assured, clean, clear, confident, very certain, agreeable. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: 72ie
USD 68.00 [Appr.: EURO 57.5 | £UK 51 | JP¥ 7103]

 
ATCHERLEY, ROWLAND J
A Trip to Boerland, or a Year's Travel, Sport, and Gold-Digging in the Transvaal and Colony of Natal
Richard Bentley and Son, London. 1879, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 267 pages (complete). From the library of the South African landscape artist, W H COETZER. The front pastedown has an ex-libris plate SIGNED by Coetzer. A genial copy. Gilt stamped titling and decoration, black stamped decoration. The boards are resolutely benign. The spine is worn, chipped. It is secure. The boards have wear about the edges from shelving and storage. There are handling and shelving marks. Nonetheless, the boards are secure and sure. The page edges are a little tanned from age and shelving. The contents have splatters of foxing just here and there. Otherwise, the pages are thick, healthy, certain, clear, clean, convivial, contented, comfortable and keen. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 12ml
USD 260.00 [Appr.: EURO 219.5 | £UK 195 | JP¥ 27158]

 
BALFOUR, ALICE BLANCHE
Twelve Hundred Miles in a Waggon
Edward Arnold, London / New York. 1895, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Ill.: Balfour, Alice Blanche. 265 pages with folded map at rear (complete). Ex-library (WH Smith Subscription Library, Strand) with consequent residue, debris, annotations, wear, use, marks. A steady copy. Alice Balfour was the sister of Arthur Balfour (at one time Prime Minister). She travelled with, among others, Albert Grey (who later became Governor-General of Canada) who was en famille. The mulberry coloured cloth covered boards are worn, scuffed all about. Stamped gilt illustration, borders and titling (worn). The paper-edges are untrimmed. The contents are placid, pleasing. They are clean, clear, creamy, convivial, certain, confident, companionable. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 81la
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 55 | £UK 48.75 | JP¥ 6789]
Keywords: Balfour, Alice Blanche

 
BOKWE, JOHN KNOX
Two Weeks' Trip to Capetown : Or, a Native's Impression of the Cape Industrial Exhibition
Lovedale, South Africa. 1884. Softcover, with dust jacket. Complete. Photocopied sheets, stapled at top left corner. The sheets are worn and dutiful. They are competent, clean and clear. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 83ht
USD 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.75 | £UK 21 | JP¥ 2925]

 
BRITTAN, HARRIETTE
Scenes and Incidents of Every-Day Life in Africa
Pudney & Russell, Publishers, New York. 1860, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 353 pages (complete). Ex-library (Albany Hospital Library) copy with consequent residue, debris, labels, marks, annotations, wear, use. A resolute copy. The boards are much worn, scuffed and marked. The spine has been repaired. The boards are stoic, steady. Within, the contents are softly aged. There is evidence of avid use throughout. However, the pages are, in general and by and large, clean, clear, convivial, engaging, keen. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 64lz
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 33.75 | £UK 30 | JP¥ 4178]

 
BRYCE, JAMES
Impressions of South Africa
Macmillan and Co. Limited, London. 1897, reprint. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 600 pages plus maps plus index (complete). Half-leather. The front board has the badge of the Civil Service Club, Cape Town. The boards are benign. The spine has been repaired with a leather strip. The leathered corners and spine have much wear. They are sure. The boards are scuffed, marked, worn. They are stead, sure. The contents have some user wear throughout. They are placid, clean, clear, convivial, comfortable, competent. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: cipe
USD 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 | £UK 6 | JP¥ 836]

 
BURCHELL, WILLIAM J ; SCHAPERA, I
Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa - 2 Volumes (Reprinted from the Original Edition of 18224-4) with Some Additional Material
The Batchworth Press, London. 1953, Reprint. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Two volumes (complete). A pleasing, sturdy set. The blue boards of each are scuffed, rubbed, worn about from handling and shelving. The boards are steady and sound. Both frontipages have a previous owner inscription. Pages are rough cut. The contents are most agreeable. They are fresh-faced, firm, very clean and clear, most carefully maintained - as if barely handled throughout!! Please note that due to the weight of the books, should the set need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 34op
USD 170.00 [Appr.: EURO 143.5 | £UK 127.5 | JP¥ 17757]

 
BURTON, RICHARD
Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. Vol II
Tinsley Brothers, London. 1863, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 295 pages (complete). This is the SECOND VERSION of the first edition with Burton's name on the spine. Volume II only (of intended two volumes). Frontispiece present. Even though the boards appear to be original, the end papers are new. A RARE copy in pleasing condition. The boards have wear about the edges, corners and seams from shelving. The boards are a little scuffed, rubbed, marked by handling and shelving. They are otherwise healthy, sound, sure. Within, the tissue guard at the frontispiece has some wear. There is also some shallow/ mild evidence of use throughout with some light wear about the edges. The pages are gratifyingly clean, clear, youthful, hale, generous, confident, companionable, surprisingly - and agreeably - fresh-faced. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 2qi
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 295.5 | £UK 262.5 | JP¥ 36559]

 
DE LA CAILLE, NICOLAS LOUIS ; RAVEN-HART, R (TRANS, ED)
Travels at Cape 1751-53 : An Annotated Translation of Journal Historique Du Voyage Fait Au Cap de Bonne-Esperance Into Which Has Been Interpolated Relevant Passages from Memoires de L'Academie Royale Des Sciences
Friends of the South African Library / A. A. Balkema - Cape Town, Rotterdam. 1976, Limited. (ISBN: 0869610686). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 52 pages (complete). Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 500 copies. A smart copy. Leather spine (healthy and handsome). The boards are neat, tidy, pleasing. The contents are are in excellent condition. They are tight, fresh, very clean and clear, very assured - as if almost new throughout! fk. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 99jf
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.75 | £UK 45 | JP¥ 6267]
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CAMPBELL, JOHN
Travels in South Africa. Undertaken at the Request of the Missionary Society
Flagg and Gould, Andover, USA. 1816, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 398 pages (complete). An historically thrilling copy. Published by one of the very first publishing houses in the United States, Abraham Gould and Timothy Flagg set up their press for the Andover Theological Seminary (now the oldest theological school in the US). The date this book was published and sold at the school, a graduate of the seminary was Hiram Bingham who was one of the first missionaries to Hawaii, and alphabetised the Hawaiian language. The opp first free page has an ex-libris plate for JOHN LOWELL JR. Lowell has SIGNED the first free page. Lowell, was one of the Boston Brahmin families (those families who were the first to settle in Boston). His grandfather was one of these original settlers. Lowell, himself, became very successful. He started and left as a bequest, the Lowell Institute in Boston, whose activities are now spread to the Harvard University Extension School. The plate is also signed: F C Lowell (but it is unsure whether this be the industrialist or the judge!). A most resolute, sturdy copy. The rather functional boards are much worn, stained, aged all about. The spine is also very worn. It has been been reinforced with a leather strip. The boards are stoically sound and steady. The contents are placid. They are aged but benevolent. The early pages, in particular, are stained at the bottom spine corners from storage. Some pages are uncut. Despite their venerability, the pages are assured, a little tanned, clear, clean, confident, generous, comfortable, foxed here and there, genial and congenial. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: 82hx
USD 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 59.25 | £UK 52.5 | JP¥ 7312]

 
CECIL, EVELYN
On the Eve of the War : A Narrative of Impressions During a Journey in Cape Colony, the Free State, the Transvaal, Natal, and Rhodesia - September, 1899, to Januar, 1900
John Murray, London. 1900, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 147 pages (complete). A benign copy. Of particular INTEREST and NOTE is the previous owner signature. Lionel Cripps of "Cloudlands", Umtali was one of the most important men of early Rhodesia. Not only was he the first farmer to grow tobacco for commercial use, but he also became the first Speaker of the Colony's Legislative Assembly. After his retirement he helped establish the National Archives and was a most engaged member of the Historical Monuments Commission. One of his greatest achievements was to copy all the Rock Art known at the time, in Rhodesia. The illustrated boards are grubby. They have wear, knocks to the corners, marks from handling and storage, scuffing. They are still friendly and placid. The contents have evidence of contented ownership throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, comfortable, convivial, benevolent, keen. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 70lm
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 101.25 | £UK 90 | JP¥ 12534]

 
COLENSO, JOHN WILLIAM
Ten Weeks in Natal : A Journal of a First Tour of Visitation Among the Colonists and Zulu Kafirs of Natal
Macmillan & Co. London. 1855, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 287 pages (complete). A gentlemanly copy. Half leather. The leathered corners and spine have wear and scuffing. The back top corner has been knocked during storage. Gilt titling and decoration on the spine (benign and a little worn). The marbled boards are amiable. They have some wear about the edges, some scuffing, some handling and storage marks. The spine and boards are healthy, steady. The contents are pleasing. The title page has a previous owner signature. There are occasional flurries of shallow foxing. In general, and by far, the contents are clean and clear, convivial and certain, confident and competent. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 92ng
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 168.75 | £UK 150 | JP¥ 20891]

 
COLVILLE, MRS ARTHUR
1000 Miles in a Machilla : Travel and Sport in Nyasaland, Angoniland, and Rhodesia, with Some Account of the Resources of These Countries; and Chapters on Sport by Colonel Colville, Cb
The Walter Scott Publishing Co. Ltd, London and Felling-on-Tyne. 1911, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 311 pages plus folded map at rear. Eight illustration plates are missing : these absences are marked on the illustrations list page. A much owned, resolute copy. The spine has been repaired with a leather strip. The boards are much worn, scuffed, marked by handling, storage and handling. They are comfortable, baleful. The contents have evidence of much contented use. The evidence of age is about. The contents have foxing, age-related marks, some handling marks about. However, the pages are comfortable in their own dignity. They are clear, clean, certain, competent, convivial. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: 34jz
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.25 | £UK 37.5 | JP¥ 5223]

 
ELLIOT, G F SCOTT
Naturalist in Mid-Africa : Being an Account of a Journey to the Mountains of the Moon and Tanganyika
A D Innes & Co. London. 1896, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 413 pages (complete). A benignly aged copy. The boards are scuffed, worn, marked from handling and storage. The binding has been repaired. The boards are secure and sure. The contents are mild-mannered. There are flurries, sprinkles of foxing throughout. There are some very occasional handling marks. In general and by far the contents are confident, congenial, clean, clear, alert, agreeably companionable. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 16lz
USD 285.00 [Appr.: EURO 240.5 | £UK 213.75 | JP¥ 29769]

 
FARINI, G A
Through the Kalahari Desert : A Narrative of a Journey with a Gun, Camera, and Note-Book to Lake N'Gami and Back (Facsimile Reprint) (Africana Collectanea Volume XLIII)
C Struik, Cape Town. 1973, Limited. (ISBN: 0869770284). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 475 pages (complete). Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Facsimile reprint of original 1886 publication with Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London. Full leather. The boards are sturdy and sound. They have some light wear about the edges and corners. They have mild rubbing and storage marks. The papertrims are foxed. The contents are fresh-faced, tight, clear, amiable, orderly, tidy, clean, hearty. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 65ib
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 76 | £UK 67.5 | JP¥ 9401]
Keywords: 0869770284

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