Chapter 1: Exploration and Discovery
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Compte Rendu Des Seances de la Societe de Geographie Et de la Commission Centrale - Annee 1887
Societe de Geographie, Paris. 1887, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 594 pages (complete). In French throughout. A VERY RARE copy of the records of the meetings of the Societe Geographie. This volume has gained extra importance as it contains, for the first time, details of a letter of Arthur Rimbaud's journeys to and through Ethiopia. Quarter leather. The marbled boards are worn, marked, sunned. They are placid. The spine has scuffing, wear. It is healthy and sure. The contents are pleasing. The front and other pages have spots, blots of foxing. The pages do have light evidence of contented use. Nonetheless, the pages are assured, benign, comfortable, clean, clear, tidy, certain, diligent, careful, keen. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 77og
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 414.5 | £UK 373 | JP¥ 52248]

 
Compte Rendu Des Seances de la Societe de Geographie Et de la Commission Centrale - Annee 1888
Societe de Geographie, Paris. 1888. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 586 pages (complete). A VERY RARE copy of this most important edition of the Journal of the Geographical Society in Paris, as it contains - exclusively and for the first time - a report from Arthur Rimbaud of his arrival in Harar and the conditions there and the region. Quarter leather. Marbled boards. The boards have shelving wear, shelving and storage marks. The spine is benign, worn with a faded label. The spine and the boards are steady and sound. Please note that pp46-47 have some wear to the body of the page. The half-title page has a short closed tear. The contents have shallow blotches, flushes, spotting (particularly to the early and later pages) of foxing. In general, and by far, the contents are clean, clear, convivial, certain, tidy, neat, agreeably earnest. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 88pe
USD 600.00 [Appr.: EURO 497.25 | £UK 447.5 | JP¥ 62697]

 
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]

 
The Story of Columbus and the World's Columbian Exposition
F B Dickerson Company, Detroit, Mich, and Windsor, Ont. 1892, First Edition. Hardcover. 485 pages (complete). A contemplative copy. The decorated boards are rubbed, scuffed, worn, marked. They are assured and sure. The contents are mild-mannered, certain, clean, clear, amenable. fk. Good.
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Book number: byds
USD 17.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 | £UK 12.75 | JP¥ 1776]

 
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]

 
ARBER, EDWARD ; BRADLEY, A.G. (EDS)
Travels and Works of Captain John Smith : President of Virginia and Admiral of New England 1580 - 1631 - 2 Volumes
John Grant, Edinburgh. 1910, New Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Two volumes (complete). Ex-library (Public Library Murraysburg) with consequent stamps, use and wear. Each book has two textile boards. Both volumes' boards are worn, marked, rubbed, stained all about from storage, shelving and handling. They are comfortable and secure. The gilt titling on the spines are worn, but assured. The contents are pleasing. Top trims are gilded. The other sides are untrimmed. The pages and folded maps are gratifyingly clean, clear, comfortable, confident, generous, unblemished, smart, tidy, companionable. (relisted). Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 64qy
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 103.75 | £UK 93.25 | JP¥ 13062]

 
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]

 
BATES, H W
Journal of the Royal Geographical Society - Volume the Forty-First
John Murray, London. 1871, 41st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 402 pages (complete). A benign copy. Bates, the Assistant-Secretary and Editor of this edition, was the first to give a scientific account of animal mimicry. The legacy of his travels in the Amazon were and still are of great importance. This edition includes articles: "Account of Mr Baine's Exploration of the Gold-bearing Region between the Limpopo and Zambesi Rivers", "Account of an Excursion into the Interior of Southern Arabia" by Captain S B Miles (an Arabist of some note; he discovered that both India and Arabia were using a measurement once used in ancient Nineveh) and Werner Munzinger and "Journal of an Expedition to explore the country from West Australia to Port Eucla, and thence to Adelaide, South Australia" by John Forrest. The blue boards are mild-mannered. They have light shelving wear to the edges, some scuffing and handling marks. They are steady and sure. The gilt titling on the spine is fresh. The spine has shallow shelving pulls to the head and foot. The paper trims have strips of foxing and are a little tanned. The contents are placid. The very early and later pages are spotted with foxing. The contents are overwhelmingly fresh, clean, assiduous, smart. The folded maps are crisp and very clean and bright. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 97ox
USD 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 331.5 | £UK 298.5 | JP¥ 41798]

 
BEAGLEHOLE, J C (ED)
The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery - Vol III, Part One: The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780 (Hakluyt Society Extra Series No XXXVI)
Cambridge for the Hakluyt Society at the University Press. 1967, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 718 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket has wear about all edges, corners and seams. It has storage and handling marks, scuffing, shelving sunning to the spine. It is also secure and sure. The blue boards (with gilt cameo) have just the lightest wear about the corners. They are smart and healthy. The contents are amiably benign. The folded plates have been inexpertly refolded by a previous user. The frontispage has creasing, marks. The contents are clean, clear, diligent, conscientious, bold, confident, fresh-faced, and only the very mildest of evidence of use. A sound copy. fk. Very Good/Poor.
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Book number: 17qh
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 99.5 | £UK 89.5 | JP¥ 12539]

 
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]
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