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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 60.5 | £UK 52.5 | JP• 7610]

 
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 22.25 | £UK 19.25 | JP• 2798]
Catalogue: Travel Writing

 
BAINES, THOMAS ; LAUNAY, BELIN-DE (TRAUIDTS ET ABRÉGÉS PAR)
Voyage Dans le Sud-Ouest de L'Afrique Ou Récits Déxplorations Faites En 1861 Et 1862 Depuis la Baie Valfich Jusqu'Aux Chutes Victoria
Librairie de L Hachette & Cie. Paris. 1868, First Edition. Hardcover. 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 133.5 | £UK 115.5 | JP• 16787]

 
BARROW, JOHN ; SEMPLE, ROBERT ; BERGK, I A (TRANSL)
John Barrow's, Esqs. Ebemahligen Sekretã¤Rs Des Grafen Macartney, Uber-Rechnungsrathes Auf Dem Vorgebirge Der Guten Hoffnung Und Sekretã¤Rs Des General-Lieutenants, Franz Dundas, Wã¤Hrend Dessen Dasiger Regierung, Neue Reise in Das Innere Von Sã¼Dafrika - Nebst Robert Semple's Beschreibung Der Capstadt Un Schilderung Seiner Einwohner.
Anton Doll (In Kommission den.), Wien. 1805, First Edition. Hardcover. 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, enth√§lt: John Reise in das Innere von S√ľdafrika"/ line/ Wien, 1805. In commission ben Anton Doll." Second is as: "Archiv der neuesten und interssantesten Reisebeschreibungen./ line/ Zebnter Band, enth√§lt: John Barrow's neue Reise in das Innere von S√ľdafrika./ 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 444.75 | £UK 384.75 | JP• 55958]

 
BARROW, JOHN ; ÓSBORNE, 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 106.75 | £UK 92.5 | JP• 13430]
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 18.75 | £UK 16.25 | JP• 2350]
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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 80.25 | £UK 69.5 | JP• 10072]
Catalogue: Travel Writing

 
BIRKBY, CAREL
Limpopo Journey
Frederick Muller Ltd. London. 1939, First Edition. Hardcover. 274 pages (complete). A scruffy but comfortable copy. Most warmly inscribed on the reverse-frontispage by Birkby (dated: Christmas Day 1939). The boards are much worn, marked and stained from storage. They are resolute and sure. Within, the contents too have wear and evidence of contented use. The pages are yet relaxed, clear, certain, amiable and congenial. fk. Fair/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: bogl
USD 47.00 [Appr.: EURO 42 | £UK 36.25 | JP• 5260]

 
BOKWE, JOHN KNOX
Two Weeks' Trip to Capetown : Or, a Native's Impression of the Cape Industrial Exhibition
Lovedale, South Africa. 1884. Softcover. 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 25 | £UK 21.75 | JP• 3134]

 
BRINK, ANDR? P
Sempre Diritto : Italiaanse Reisjoernaal
Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel (Edms) Bpk. Johannesburg. 1963, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 119 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. Brink's account of a journey that changed his life forever. At some stage the book has been subjected to damp storage conditions. This has resulted in waving about the edges of the pages. The dustjacket is worn and torn all about, scuffed and marked. It is stoic and sure. The boards have wear and scuffing and some marks. They are secure and steady. Within, aside from the damp-waving, the pages are clean, clear, certain, companionable, competent. fk. Fair/Poor.
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Book number: 66hz
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP• 5596]
Catalogue: Travel Writing

 
BRYCE, JAMES
Impressions of South Africa
Macmillan and Co. Limited, London. 1897, reprint. Hardcover. 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 7.25 | £UK 6.25 | JP• 895]

 
BULPIN, T V
Islands in a Forgotten Sea
Howard Timmins. 1958, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 435 pages (complete). A contented copy. The dustjacket has wear, creasing and scuffing. It is relaxed and sure. The boards are placid. They have shelving marks and wear to the edges. The trims have shelving marks. There is a previous owner signature on the first free page. The contents are mild-mannered, tight, clean, clear, convivial. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: bzxa
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 31 | JP• 4477]

 
BULPIN, T V
Islands in a Forgotten Sea
Howard Timmins. 1958, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 435 pages (complete). A contented copy. The dustjacket has wear, creasing and scuffing. It is relaxed and sure. The boards are placid. They have shelving marks and wear to the edges. The trims have shelving marks. The contents are mild-mannered, tight, clean, clear, convivial. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: bzwy
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 31 | JP• 4477]

 
CAMPBELL, JOHN
Travels in South Africa. Undertaken at the Request of the Missionary Society
Flagg and Gould, Andover, USA. 1816, First Edition. Hardcover. 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 62.5 | £UK 54 | JP• 7834]

 
OSBORN CB, CAPTAIN SHERARD
Quedah; or, Stray Leaves Frm a Journal in Malayan Waters / a Cruise in Japanese Waters / the Fight on the Peiho in 1859
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London. 1865, New Edition. Hardcover. 535 pages (complete). Volume III of "Narratives of Voyage and Adventure" by Sherard Osborn. Includes his most well known titles. The brown boards are firm, healthy, sound. They have wear and some scuffing. The dedication page has previous owner inscriptions (one being, Edward Osborn - but there is no evidence that he was kin of Sherard). The contents are mildly aged with freckles of foxing and flushes of tanning here and there. However, the pages are by far clean, clear, comfortable, companionable, engaging, ready, welcoming, fit. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: ccgq
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 444.75 | £UK 384.75 | JP• 55958]
Catalogue: Travel Writing

 
ST?CKE, HEINZ
Around the World by Bicycle
The Author. 2010, 2nd Edition. Softcover. Complete. Inscribed and signed by Heinz St?cke on the front cover (dated: 17.4.12). Landscape format. Booklet style. A smart copy. The covers are healthy and neat. The contents are fresh, clean, clear, genial, companionable. fk. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: cbvq
USD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.25 | £UK 14 | JP• 2014]
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DAVEY, GARETH BOK
Stop Throwing Stones - Attacking Africa : A Man and His Motorbike
The Author, Australia. 2011, First Edition. (ISBN: 0646552120). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 256 pages (complete). A most agreeable book. The dustjacket is bright and evocative. There is wear about the edges and some light scuffing and storage marks. The dj is secure and comfortable. The matte covers are tidy and smooth. The corners have some very light wear. Within, the contents are near immaculate. The pages are very bright, very energetic, youthful, clean, clear, fresh - as if almost new throughout. fk. Near Fine/Fair.
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Book number: btcs
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 53.5 | £UK 46.25 | JP• 6715]
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DOWDS, ASHLEY
Red Car Diaries : Behind the Scenes on Sa's Favourite Travel Show
Struik Publishers. 2006, First Edition. (ISBN: 1770071784). Softcover. 192 pages (complete). Softcover with flaps. The illustrated matte covers are serene and healthy. They have very light wear about the edges. The contents are pleasing. They are clean, clear, companionable, contented, certain - as if new! fk. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 82hw
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 31 | JP• 4477]
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BURCHELL ESQ., WILLIAM J ; GORDON-BROWN, A (INTRO)
Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa - 2 Volumes - Facsimile Reprint
C Struik (Pty) Ltd. Cape Town. 1967, Reprint. Hardcover. Two volumes (complete). Numbered 479 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Facsimile reprint of original 1824 edition. A clubbable set. The boards are placid. Vol 1: the pages trims have foxing. The pages and illustration plates are most agreeable and charming. The plates are amiable and convivial and gentle. The pages are bold, generous, clean, clear. Vol 2: A comfortable, comforting book. The trims are foxed. The pages are companionable, generous. The illustrations are bright, clear and most attractive. Quite lovely. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: caaz
USD 230.00 [Appr.: EURO 204.75 | £UK 177 | JP• 25741]

 
FAIRBRIDGE, DOROTHEA
The Pilgrims' Way in South Africa
Oxford University Press / Humphrey Milford, London. 1928, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 195 pages (complete). A gently aging copy. Printed on paper from Abbey Mills. Watermarked and untrimmed. The dustjacket is scruffy. Indeed, it is much worn and is included. The boards have wear, marking and scuffing. They are placid and secure. Within, the contents have blushes of foxing about. The pages however, are thick, clear, confident, generous, amiable and congenial. fk. Good/Poor.
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Book number: bwvf
USD 21.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 | £UK 16.25 | JP• 2350]

 
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. 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 80.25 | £UK 69.5 | JP• 10072]
Keywords: 0869770284

 
GALTON, FRANCIS
Galton's South Africa : Vacation Tours
Ward, Locke & Co. 1889. Hardcover, with dust jacket. reprint. edited by G.T. Bettany. boards are rubbed, edge worn, and stained. tanning, soiling and marks. gift inscription. visible netting. age related wear. fair copy.[S.N]. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: 50hf
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15.5 | JP• 2238]
Catalogue: Travel Writing
Keywords: JPG~

 
GILLMORE, PARKER - "UBIQUE
The Great Thirst Land : A Ride Through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, and Kalahari Desert
Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, Paris & New York. 1878, First Edition. Hardcover. 466 pages (complete). A VERY rare first edition copy of this rollicking tale of hunting in Imperial South Africa. The brown cloth covered boards are scuffed, rubbed, worn to edges and corners, to the spine head and foot and seams. The stamped decoration is affable. The gilt titling is genial. The boards are sound and fit. The guttering along the frontispage is cracked. However, the security of the book is unaffected. In general the book is aging at an agreeable pace. The contents are fast, tight and certain. The front pages have age related foxing. The frontispage has a previous owner signature and a publisher's impression ("With the Publishers Compliments"). The end pages are more lightly foxed. The contents do have occasional handling and aging marks, but by far the pages are most satisfyingly healthy. They are clean, clear, certain, confident, contented. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bzzd
USD 360.00 [Appr.: EURO 320.25 | £UK 277.25 | JP• 40290]

 
GREEN, LAWRENCE G
Almost Forgotten, Never Told : A Book of People and Places, Dramas and Adventures Along the South African Coast, with a Few Voyages Into Deeper Waters
Howard Timmins Publishers. 1981, 2nd Edition. (ISBN: 0869782061). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 292 pages (complete). A pleasant copy. The dustjacket has wear and tear but is otherwise healthy and secure. The cover is smart with light shelf bumping at the corners. The pagetrims have marks from handling. Within, the pages are lovely and clean, clear, certain and companionable. fn. Fair/Poor.
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Book number: azfx
USD 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | £UK 7 | JP• 1007]
Keywords: JPG~ 0869782061

 
GREEN, LAWRENCE G
Beyond the City Lights - the Story of the Western Province - the Towns and the Farms, the Life and the People, the Folklore and the Legends
Howard Timmins, Cape Town. 1957, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 240 pages (complete). Signed by Lawrence Green on the first-free-page. A contentedly owned copy. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover (smart). The dustjacket is attractive and a little marked by age. The boards have residue marks but are otherwise good-looking. Within, the early and later pages have foxing and handling marks. In general, the pages are clean, clear, companionable, certain and comfortable. fk. Fair/Fair. Signed.
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Book number: blle
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 80.25 | £UK 69.5 | JP• 10072]

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