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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 84.5 | £UK 75 | JP¥ 10445]

 
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]

 
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 84.5 | £UK 75 | JP¥ 10445]

 
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

 
BARROW, JOHN ; ÀOESBORNE, 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 101.25 | £UK 90 | JP¥ 12534]
Keywords: 0195802810

 
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 168.75 | £UK 150 | JP¥ 20891]

 
BLENKINSOP, ADAM
A Transport Voyage to the Mauritius and Back: Touching at the Cape of Good Hope and St Helena
John Murray, London. 1851, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 303 pages (complete). A genially aged copy. From the library of Edna and Frank Bradlow (their ex-libris plate is pasted to the frontispage). Also previously held by the English Rooms in Funchal. A plate and a number of ink-stamps throughout the book attest to this. Half-leather. The spine has two small classification labels. The leathered corners and spine are scuffed, worn, benign. The spine is particularly worn at the head. The spine also has gilt titling and bands. These are a little dulled, but otherwise assured. The boards are scuffed, scratched and marked by shelving and handling. They are worn about the edges from shelving. They are classically placid. They are also secure and sure. The contents are mild-mannered. There are smears, blotches, flushes of foxing throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, tight, alert, convivial, companionable, competent, pleasing. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 95qh
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 168.75 | £UK 150 | JP¥ 20891]

 
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]

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