Chapter 1: Travel Writing
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Belgium and Nassau; or, the Continental Tourist - Commencing at Antwerp, and Proceeding Through Brussels, Namur, Liege, Aix-la-Chapelle, Cologne, Through the Baths of Nassau, and the Taunus Range of Mountains to Frankfort on the Main
Black and Armstrong, London. 1838, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 138 pages (complete). A much owned and affably aging copy. The boards have blind-stamped decoration, gilt titling. They are worn about all edges, corners and seams. They have storage, handling marks. The spine has been carefully repaired. Pleasingly, the boards and spine are fit, steady and sure. The papertrims are gilded (gleefully agleam). The contents have evidence of use, ownership throughout. Some pages have wear along the edges There are age-related marks, rashes and blots of foxing throughout. The tissue guards have some tanning, creasing. The general feel of antiquity and geniality are bolstered by the pages being tight, certain, convivial, clear, eager, competent, companionable. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 59ri
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 92.5 | £UK 77 | JP 10977]

 
D'ALMADA, JOSE
Impressoes Da Africa Do Sul
Sociedade Nacional de Tipografia, Lisboa. 1929, First Edition. Softcover, with dust jacket. 149 pages (complete). In Portuguese throughout. A much owned, much neglected copy. The covers are stained, foxed, marked, much worn all about. The covers are stoic and sure. The contents have tanning, foxing, user wear. Nonetheless, they are resolute, clear, competent, certain. fk. Poor/No Jacket.
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Book number: 79nx
USD 42.00 [Appr.: EURO 39 | £UK 32.5 | JP 4610]

 
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 63 | £UK 52.5 | JP 7464]

 
BELL OF ANTERMONY, JOHN ; STEVENSON, J L (ED)
A Journey from St Petersburg to Pekin 1719-22
Edinburgh at the University Press. 1965, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 248 pages (complete). A pleasing copy. The dustjacket is much worn all about. It is scuffed, rubbed and marked. However, it is comfortable and sure. The boards are calm. They have storage wear about the edges. The boards are otherwise healthy and sound. Within, the contents are most agreeable. The pages are tight, fresh, clean, clear, confident and generous - as if barely used throughout. fk. Near Fine/Poor.
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Book number: bwve
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 | £UK 19.25 | JP 2744]
Catalogue: Travel Writing

 
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 240.25 | £UK 200.25 | JP 28539]

 
BAINES, THOMAS ; LAUNAY, BELIN-DE (TRAUIDTS ET ABRéGéS PAR)
Voyage Dans le Sud-Ouest de L'Afrique Ou Rãâ©Cits Dãâ©Xplorations Faites En 1861 Et 1862 Depuis la Baie Valfich Jusqu'Aux Chutes Victoria
Librairie de L Hachette & Cie. Paris. 1868, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 298 pages (complete). In French throughout. The front pastedown has a rustic, serene ex-libris plate indicating previous ownership of this copy by the esteemed Africana experts and collectors, Edna and Frank Bradlow. Fully bound in tan leather. The spine has four ridges, gilt titling and ridge-edging. A most agreeable, avuncular copy. The boards have some very mild shelving wear about the edges. The faces are elegant, handsome. They have mild scuffing, marks from age and shelving. They are healthy, steady, sound. The contents are most gratifying. All plates and map present. The pages have marks appropriate to sanguine aging. They are however, mild-mannered, benevolent, clean, clear, tight, hale and sure, assured and amenable. A comfortable, contented copy. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: cfrt
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 138.5 | £UK 115.5 | JP 16465]

 
BAKER, SIR SAMUEL W
Wild Beasts and Their Ways: Reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America - 2 Volumes
Macmillan and Co. London and New York. 1890, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Two volumes (complete). Please note that the illustration plate at page 100 is missing. Two much owned, much enjoyed copies. Both copies have ex-libris plates for Frank Lawson of Ewelme Down (a very wealthy friend of Margot Asquith). The frontispages have an impressed address: Kamwaki, Nanyuki, Kenya Colony. The front boards have labels from Mudie's Select Library on Oxford Street. The boards are scruffy. They are much worn, knocked about, marked, scuffed, stained from storage, all about. The titling and decorations etc are worn, resigned but resolute. The boards are still steady and placid. The contents also bear much evidence of contented, even avid use throughout. Whilst the years rest languidly, the pages have wear, age-related marks. Nonetheless, the pages are fraternal, clear, clean(ish), certain, competent, convivial, able, amenable, still useful for resource and reading. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: 79oe
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 92.5 | £UK 77 | JP 10977]

 
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 60.25 | £UK 50.25 | JP 7135]
Keywords: Balfour, Alice Blanche

 
BARROW, JOHN ; SEMPLE, ROBERT ; BERGK, I A (TRANSL)
John Barrow's, Esqs. Ebemahligen SekretãÆãâ¤Rs Des Grafen Macartney, Uber-Rechnungsrathes Auf Dem Vorgebirge Der Guten Hoffnung Und SekretãÆãâ¤Rs Des General-Lieutenants, Franz Dundas, WãÆãâ¤Hrend Dessen Dasiger Regierung, Neue Reise in Das Innere Von SãÆãâ¼Dafrika - Nebst Robert Semple's Beschreibung Der Capstadt Un Schilderung Seiner Einwohner.
Anton Doll (In Kommission den..), Wien. 1805, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 429 pages plus 3 pages advertising plus folded map (complete). In German throughout. Teutonic font. A book to bring shivers of delight to any lover of old books. Cotton rag paper. Three title pages. The title quoted is of the third. The first is as: "Bibliothek der neuesten und interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen./line/ Zwen und zwanzigster Band, enthält: John Reise in das Innere von Südafrika"/ line/ Wien, 1805. In commission ben Anton Doll." Second is as: "Archiv der neuesten und interssantesten Reisebeschreibungen./ line/ Zebnter Band, enthält: John Barrow's neue Reise in das Innere von Südafrika./ line/ Wien, 1805. In commission ben Anton Doll." This page has a stamped emblem: Habsburg Imperial Crest with leitmotif: Litomericensis sig Gymnasii Regii" showing possible ownership by this Czech academy. The front pastedown has a serene ex-libris plate showing previous ownership by Edna and Frank Bradlow, the esteemed Africana collectors and specialists. Included: correspondence regarding this copy, between the Africana Library in Johannesburg and Frank Bradlow in Cape Town. A much owned but comfortable and contented copy. The boards are plain, resolute. They are much worn, scuffed and marked all about. The spine too, has wear. Both the boards and spine are stead and sure. The paper is healthy. Untrimmed. The two illustrations are on blue paper. The pages are clean, clear, elderly, benevolent, worthy, more than competent, eager even, thrilling. A bibliophile's book indeed!! fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: cfru
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 461.75 | £UK 385 | JP 54883]

 
BARROW, JOHN ; ÃÂOESBORNE, MILTON (INTRODUCTION)
Voyage to Cochinchina (Oxford in Asia Historical Reprints)
Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur. 1975, First Edition. (ISBN: 0195802810). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 447 pages plus 17 pages introduction (complete). A pleasant copy. The dustjacket and boards have a thick clear plastic protective cover. The dj itself is genial, gentle, neat. The front and final pages have some light user and storage marks and wear, but beyond and between the book is in most agreeable condition. The pages are contented, very clean and clear, benevolent, well-placed, considered, gratifying. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 8ho
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 111 | £UK 92.5 | JP 13172]
Keywords: 0195802810

 
BARTH, HENRY ; BETTANY, G T (ED)
Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa - Including Accounts of Timbuktu, Sokoto, and the Basins of the Niger and Benuwe, West and Central Soudan (the Minerva Library of Famous Books)
Ward, Lock & Co. Limited. 1890, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 548 pages (complete). An ex-libris plate affixed to the inside front cover indicates this volume to have come from the library of HARRY STRATFORD CALDECOTT. Caldecott was a painter whose work is now amongst the most sought after by collectors world-wide. A tight, healthy book. The cover has wear and scuffing and markings. The papertrims are lightly foxed. Inside, the contents are august and pleased, diligent and amiable, enjoyed and enjoyable. A handsome, comfortable book from one of Africa's greatest explorers. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 45gk
USD 21.00 [Appr.: EURO 19.5 | £UK 16.25 | JP 2305]
Keywords: JPG~

 
BEE, A G
Kalahari Camp Fires - Retold from the Manuscript of a S Poultney, Pioneer
The Knox Publishing Co. Durban. 1941, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 276 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The boards have wear about the edges, corners and seams. They have marks from handling and storage. The spine is a little elderly but has been repaired. The boards are steady and sure. Within, there are previous owner signatures. The pages are clean, clear, convivial, tight, expectant, assured. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15oj
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 92.5 | £UK 77 | JP 10977]

 
BELL, R L P
Diary of a South African Journey (Under the Auspices of the Third (Triennial) Empire Mining and Metallurgical Congress) - March 6th to May 27th, 1930
The Author. 1931, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 287 pages (complete). The frontispage has a generous inscription from Bell, which he also signed (dated: Xmas 1931). The frontispiece was also signed by him. A benign copy. The boards have wear about all edges and corners. They have scuffing, handling and storage marks. Nonetheless, they are comfortable and sure. The contents are in excellent condition. They are fresh-faced, pacey, energetic, most agreeably clean and clear, free of blemish, most companionable. An excellent snapshot of 'Colonial White life' in South Africa between the wars. fk. Near Fine/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 100nr
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.75 | £UK 23.25 | JP 3293]

 
BENKO, JEROLIM FREIHERREN VON
Reise Sm Schiffes, Albatross Unter Commando Des Kk Fregatten-Kapitans Arthur Muldner Nach Sud-Amerika, Dem Caplande Und West-Afrika 1885-1886. Auf Befehl Des Kk Reichs-Kriegsministeriums, Marine-Section, Unter Zugrundelegung Der Berichte Des Kk Schoffscommandos
Carl Gerold's Sohn im Wien, Pola. 1889, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 463 pages (complete). In German throughout. Half-leather. Marbled boards. Very small leather patches at the corners. The corners are much worn, knocked. The spine has some handling marks, shelving wear. The boards have wear about the edges from handling and shelving. The boards are scuffed, scratched, dulled. However, the boards and spine are steady, sure. The title page has a previous owner signature and stamps, annotations. The early and later pages are tanned, marked by hand and use. The guttering along the final pages is cracked but the security of the book is unaffected. The folded map has a short closed tear but is otherwise hale, the colours fresh. The pages are in healthy condition. Whilst there is very light tanning about the edges, they are clean, clear, earnest, neat, competent, amenable. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 20ry
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 184.75 | £UK 154 | JP 21953]

 
BENYOWKSY, MAURITIUS AUGUSTUS COUNT DE ; NICHOLSON, WILLIAM (TRANS) ; OLIVER, CAPTAIN PASFIELD (ED)
The Memoirs and Travels of Mauritius Augustus Count de Benyowsky in Siberia, Kamchatka, Japan, the Liukiu Islands and Formosa - from the Translation of His Original Manuscript (1741-1771) by William Nicholson, Frs, 1790
T Fisher Unwin, London. 1893, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 399 pages (complete). A benign copy. The boards have wear, scuffing, marks all about. Nonetheless, they do have a rugged solidity. The contents are comfortable. They are clean, clear, contented, assured, amenable, engaging. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: ccgd
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 83.25 | £UK 69.5 | JP 9879]
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