Chapter 1: Exploration and Discovery
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GATTI, ATTILIO
Nella Foresta Equatoriale - II: Con I Pigmei Alla Cattura Dei Fossili Viventi
Garzanti, Milan. 1944, First Edition. Softcover. 230 pages (complete). In Italian throughout. An aged copy of this book from the indefatigable Gatti. The covers have much wear, creases, marks, scuffing, fading. They are still secure and sure. The contents are foxed throughout. They have pools, smears, flushes of tanning from age and storage. Nonetheless, the pages are firm, assured, clear, companionable, certain, competent. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 13sg
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 24.75 | £UK 22 | JP¥ 3112]

 
GRAETZ, PAUL
IM Auto Quer Durch Afrika
Vereinigte Verlagsanstalten Gustav Braunbeck & Gutenberg-Druckerei Akt.-Ges. Berlin. 1910, First Edition. Hardcover. 357 pages (complete). In German throughout. A most pleasing copy of this book by (in most in-German hyperbole) the 'German Indiana Jones'. This is Graetz's account of his journey across Africa from Dar-es-Salaam to Luderitz (the first of its kind by motor car). The decorated boards are evocative. The gilt titling is fresh, bold. The boards do have some mild scuffing, wear about the edges and corners. They are steady and sound. The contents are most pleasing. They are fresh, clean and clear, confident, generous, thrillingly tidy and neat, healthy. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 24od
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 103.25 | £UK 91.75 | JP¥ 12967]

 
HAIR, P.E.H; JONES, ADAM; LAW ROBIN (EDS)
Barbot on Guinea - the Writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa 1678 - 1712 - 2 Volumes
Hakluyt Society, London. 1992. (ISBN: 0904180328). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 2 volumes (complete). A decent set. Please note that the ISBN quoted is for Volume I, the reference number and price refer to both books. Volume I: the dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj has shelving wear about the edges and seams. It is comfortable and secure. The cerulean boards have blind-stamped borders, stamped gilt decoration and titling. The boards are smart, pleasing. The contents are most agreeable. They are very clean, clear, tidy, confident. Volume II:- ISBN:0904180336. A comfortable copy. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing, marks from shelving, handling. It is secure and sure. The boards are as with Volume I. The contents are pleasing. The early pages have some mild marks. The pages are smart, clean, clear, convivial, very lightly creased at the top corners from shelving, confident. Please note that due to the weight of the set, should the books need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Near Fine/Good.
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Book number: 6ovnm
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 10 | £UK 9 | JP¥ 1245]
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HOVGAARD, A ; BRAEKSTAD, H L (TRANS)
Nordenskiold's Voyage Round Asia and Europe. A Popular Account of the North-East Passage of the Vega 1878-80
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London. 1882, First Edition. Hardcover. 293 pages plus folded maps (complete). A handsome copy. Full leather. Stamped with the badge of 'Upland College Stoke Newington Green'. The leathered boards are smart. They do have some wear to the shelving edges, corners and seams. The title panel on the spine has been worn so that the titling is indistinct. The gilt decoration has just genial wear. They are steady, sound, healthy. Marbled paper trims. Marbled end papers. The front pastedown has a school presentation label. The contents are gratifying. They do have some shallow puddles of foxing here and there, but by far, they are clean, clear, confident, evocative, thrilling, eager. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 17lk
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 123.75 | £UK 110 | JP¥ 15560]

 
FORBES, PROF V S ; RUDNER, J & I (TRANS)
Anders Sparrman: A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope Towards the Antarctic Polar Circled Round the World and to the Country of the Hottentots and the Caffres from the Year 1772-1776 - Based on the English Editions of 1785-1786 Published by Robinson, London - 2 Volumes (Van Riebeeck Society Series No 6 - 6 & 7)
Van Riebeeck Society, Cape Town. 1975, First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes (complete). A pleasingly smart set. The boards are tidy, healthy, sound, steady. Volume I published 1975. Volume II published in 1977. The contents are most agreeable. They are very clean and clear, confident, orderly, neat, certain - almost as new throughout both! fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 83mw
USD 67.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.25 | £UK 49.25 | JP¥ 6950]

 
JOHANSEN, LIEUT. HJALMAR ; BRAEKSTAD, H L (TRANS)
With Nansen in the North - a Record of the Fram Expedition in 1893-96
Ward, Lock and Co Limited, London. 1899, First Edition. Hardcover. 351 pages (complete). An eagerly owned copy. The boards are steady and sturdy. They have wear, corner bumps, scuffing, handling and storage marks. They are hardy and sure. Much evidence of much use throughout. Nonetheless, the contents are tranquil and assured. There are handling and storage marks here and there throughout. The binding is also weakened, but the book is secure and hale. The contents are also clean(ish), clear, utterly engaging, thrilling, confident, comfortable, companionable, more than competent. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 31kk
USD 118.00 [Appr.: EURO 97.5 | £UK 86.5 | JP¥ 12241]

 
JOHNSTON, H H
The Kilima-Njaro Expedition: A Record of Scientific Exploration in Eastern Equatorial Africa and a General Description of the Natural History, Languages, and Commerce of the Kilima-Njaro District
Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co. London. 1886, First Edition. Hardcover. 572 pages (complete). A generously owned copy. The spine has been repaired by a leather strip. Illustrated and gilt titled front boards. The boards have shelving, storage, handling wear about all edges and corners. There are handling, storage marks and scuffing. They are tight and sure. The contents bear their age and ownership with dignity and resolution. The pages are amiably generous. They are clean and clear, occasionally marked from storage conditions, some handling marks (about the edges in particular), some occasional foxing. The pages are certain, secure, convivial, agreeable. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 17ot
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 165 | £UK 146.75 | JP¥ 20747]

 
JOPPIEN, RUDIGER; SMITH, BERNARD
The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages - 2 Volumes
Yale University Press/ Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art/ Australian Academy of the Humanities. 1985, Reprint. (ISBN: 0300034504). Hardcover, with dust jacket. Two volumes (complete). Please note that the ISBN quoted is for Volume 1. The reference number and price are for both books. Two most pleasing books. Inscribed - and signed - by Bernard Smith to Frank Bradlow (the Africana specialist and bibliophile) on the title page of Volume I. The dustjackets of both books have wear about the edges, some very slight scuffing. The boards are elegant, handsome, very healthy. Volume I: 'The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768-1771 - with a Descriptive Catalogue of all the known original drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them'. Included: a tearsheet from the TLS with a review of the books, plus a pullout from Pacific Islands Monthly, 'The Functions of Art on Captain Cook's Voyages'. The very early pages have some very few smears of foxing. Otherwise, the contents are very smart, very clean, very clear, most generous. Volume II: 'The Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure 1772-1775 - with a Descriptive Catalogue of all known original drawings and paintings of people, places, artefacts and events and original engravings associated with the Voyage'. ISBN: 0300034512. The front pastedown has an ex-libris plate for Frank Bradlow. The top corners of the pages have small, shallow shelving creases. The very early pages have some very light smears of foxing. The pages are otherwise very clean, very clear, most generous, luxe and bountiful - as if barely handled throughout. Please note that due to the weight of the set, should the books need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/Good. Signed.
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Book number: 23rh
USD 220.00 [Appr.: EURO 181.5 | £UK 161.25 | JP¥ 22822]
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LIVINGSTONE, DAVID ; BOUCHER, MAURICE (ED)
Livingstone Letters, 1843 to 1872: David Livingstone Correspondence in the Brenthurst Library, Johannesburg (Brenthurst Second Series)
Brenthurst Press, Johannesburg. 1985, Limited. (ISBN: 0909079269). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 256 pages (complete). Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 850 copies. A gratifying copy. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing. It is secure and sure. The brown cloth covered boards are handsome, healthy. The contents are in wonderful condition. Luxe, fresh, very clean and clear, produced with care, passion - indeed as if almost new throughout! fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Near Fine/Fair.
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Book number: 44ol
USD 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 70.25 | £UK 62.5 | JP¥ 8818]
Keywords: 0909079269

 
LIVINGSTONE, DAVID
A Popular Account of Dr Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries: And of the Discovery of Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa 1959-1864
John Murray, London. 1887, First Edition. Hardcover. 416 pages (complete). A placid copy. Green boards with gilt decoration and titling (clear). The boards have wear about the edges, corners, seams. They are scuffed and marked from handling and storage. They are convivial and sound. The dedication page has a previous owner's rush of a signature. The contents are pleasing: clean, clear, genial, determined, amenable, companionable. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 4ol
USD 145.00 [Appr.: EURO 119.75 | £UK 106.5 | JP¥ 15042]

 
LORD, W B; BAINES, T
Shifts and Expedients of Camp Life, Travel & Exploration
Horace Cox, London. 1876, 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 734 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The blue boards have corner knocks, wear and marking, scuffing all about from handling and shelving. The gilt titling on the spine is stamped on a smaller, different leather patch. The boards and spine are sound, steady. The early pages are aged. The guttering along the frontispiece is cracked. But, the page is still secure. The early pages are marked, foxed by age and handling. The contents have some mild spots and sprinkles of foxing here and there. The page borders have some light shelving tanning. Despite these very mild distractions, the pages are clean, clear, attentive, amenable, confident, certain, generous. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 52qs
USD 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 330 | £UK 293.25 | JP¥ 41495]

 
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. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: 19ho
USD 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.5 | £UK 40.5 | JP¥ 5706]
Keywords: 0869770020

 
NANSEN, FRIDTJOF ; SVERDRUP, OTTO
Farthest North : Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship 'Fram' 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the 'Fram' - 2 Volumes
Archibald Constable and Company, Westminster. 1897, First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes (complete). Two gently aging copies. Both books have, as previous owner, the stamped signature of Florence Armaghdale (the wife of the first Baron Aramaghdale - John Lonsdale, a businessman and Unionist). The boards of both have wear, scuffing, marks. They are also sturdy, sound, healthy. The contents are mildly aged. They have flurries of foxing throughout; they have some wear from use and age. The contents are sure, congenial, clear, dignified, thrillingly engaging, generous, contented. Please note that due to the weight of the books, should the books need posting outside of South Africa, extra postage charges may be required. fn. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 46id
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 66 | £UK 58.75 | JP¥ 8299]

 
OLIVER, CAPTAIN PASFIELD (TRANS, EDITOR)
The Voyages Made by the Sieur D B to the Islands Dauphine or Madagascar & Bourbon or Mascarenne in the Years 1699, 70, 71 & 72 (Supplement to the Voyage of Francois Leguat Issued by the Hakluyt Society Nos LXXXII & LXXXIII - Mdccc. XCI)
David Nutt, London ; T and A Constable, Edinburgh (printer). 1897, First Edition. Hardcover. 160 pages (complete). A very smart copy of this VERY RARE book. Half leather. Marbled boards. The boards are tidy, genteel. They have light scuffing and handling marks. The leathered corners have some characterful rubbing and wear from handling and shelving. They are neat, healthy. The spine is very handsome. Stamped gilt decoration and titling to the spine. Five ridges. The spine is most clubbable and healthy. The contents are exceptionally gratifying. Whilst the supplementary free page and last page have tanning about the edges, and the folded engraving at page xxxvii is very worn, the contents are in near immaculate condition. The plates, illustrations, pages are very clean, very clear, fresh, very assured, very confident, tight - as if barely handled or owned. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 22kx
USD 1800.00 [Appr.: EURO 1484 | £UK 1319.25 | JP¥ 186726]

 
PARKE, THOS. HEAZLE
My Personal Experiences in Equatorial Africa As Medical Officer of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition
Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited, London. 1891, First Edition. Hardcover. 526 pages (complete). Folded map with linen backing at the rear. A stout copy. Rebound by previous owner (The Durban Club). Half leather. The leathered corners and spine (five ridges) are much worn, scuffed, elderly. The boards are scuffed, worn about the edges from shelving. They are steady and sure. Within, the guttering along the frontispage is cracked, but the general security of the book is unaffected. Marble end papers. The front pastedown has the Durban Club ex-libris plate. The contents are resolutely amenable. The early and later pages (together with the map) have foxing and age related marks. The frontispiece and title page are flushed with foxing and tanning. From thereon the contents have occasional blots and splatters of foxing. In general and by far, the pages are firm, healthy, clean and clear, most assured, convivial, tidy, more than competent. 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. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 36rf
USD 145.00 [Appr.: EURO 119.75 | £UK 106.5 | JP¥ 15042]

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