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[COPYRIGHT M. WEISMAN, JERUSALEM]
Flowers and Views of the Holy Land
(Jerusalem: publisher not stated, no date). . Cloth-backed, small oblong quarto, bevelled wooden covers, with palm tree and camels silhouette to upper board, and decorative marquetry device to lower board; unpaginated, but twelve colour scenes, with eleven facing specimens of pressed flora from Palestine. Spine frayed; binding slack, with archival tape reinforcing to upper hinge; front free endpaper somewhat fishmothed; some foxing. An early souvenir for travellers in Israel..
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N° du livre: 6219
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | CHF 18.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . . Botany. . Middle East. Bible Lands. Souvenirs

 
[ANTARCTICA, GENERAL]
Four Titles Relating to the Antarctic
(various places: various publishers, various dates). . (1) Bowman, Gerald: FROM SCOTT TO FUCHS (London: Evans Brothers, 1960) 8vo; original dark blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 192; maps; plates. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; light to moderate foxing throughout. Good condition. (2) Evans, E. R. G. R.: SOUTH WITH SCOTT (Johannesburg: Twentieth Century Distributors, no date) 16mo; original dark blue cloth, lettered in silver gilt on spine; pp. 318; frontis. portrait. Joints and extremities a little rubbed; earlier price penned on front free endpaper; some foxing. Good. (3) Fuchs, Vivian, and Edmund Hillary: THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA. THE COMMONWEALTH TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1955-58 (London: Cassell, 1958) 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in silver gilt on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. xv + (iii) + 338, incl. index; maps; plates, incl. colour. Dustwrapper foxed, wrinkled and edgeworn, with some tape stains; name signed on front free endpaper; library codes, stamps and labels; scattered, moderate foxing. Fair to good. (4) Mountfield, David: A HISTORY OF POLAR EXPLORATION (London: Hamlyn, 1974) 4to; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper maps; pp. 208, incl. index; profusely illustrated with contemporary artwork and photographs; maps. Dustwrapper a little creased and edgeworn; boards partially tanned; scattered foxing. Good..
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N° du livre: 10750
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Pole. . . Natural

 
[ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY]
The Royal Geographical Society. Its Foundation and History, Work and Publications, Charter and Bye-Laws, and Its House
(London: The Royal Geographical Society, 1932). . Catalogue title from upper cover. Title on first page reads 'The Foundation, History, and Work of the Royal Geographical Society'. 247 x 156 mm; stitched blue wrappers; pp. 29 + (iii); plates. Trace of foxing. Good condition. 'In common with other learned Societies, the Royal Geographical Society can trace its descent from a dining club. The Raleigh Dining Club was founded in February 1827. The world was mapped out into divisions, and each division was represented by at least one member, so that the Club collectively should have visited nearly every region of the known world. The principal object of the Club dinners, which took place at the "Thatched House," was announced to be the attainment of an agreeable and rational society composed of persons who had visited all parts of the globe. At these dinners the feeling gradually took definite shape that the creation of a more completely organized insitution for the advancement of geography was necessary. Early in 1830 Admiral Smyth had sketched out a well-conceived scheme for a Geographical Society, and enrolled many names. Independently of his efforts, there was a numerously attended meeting of the Raleigh Club, with Sir John Barrow in the chair, on 24 May 1830, when it was resolved that a Society was needed whose sole object should be the promotion and diffusion of geographical knowledge.'.
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N° du livre: 8534
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Kensington Gore. Exploration. Explorers. British Empire

 
[THE CORNHILL MAGAZINE]
Saint Helena
(London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1870). . Extract from The Cornhill Magazine of August, 1870. 210 x 148; paper wrapper with title label mounted on cover; pp. [180-188]. Very good condition..
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N° du livre: 1408
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: St . South Atlantic Ocean. Islands. . Voyages. Jamestown

 
[THE CORNHILL MAGAZINE]
A Visit to the Suez Canal
(London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1866). . Extract from The Cornhill Magazine of March, 1866. 210 x 148; paper wrapper with title label mounted on cover; pp. [363-384]; map. Very good condition..
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N° du livre: 1394
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . Egypt. Shipping. . . Port Said. Red Sea. Ferdinand de Lesseps

 
ABU-HAKIMA, AHMAD MUSTAFA
The Modern History of Kuwait 1750-1965
(London: Luzac & Company, 1983) 0718902599. . 4to; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xi + (i) + 226, incl. index; maps; photographs; genealogical tables. Dustwrapper sunned on spine panel and slightly rubbed; blank label over ink stamp on front pastedown; some spotting to endpapers and outermost leaves, occasionally also elsewhere. Very good condition. "It should be noted that this book covers nearly two and a half centuries of Kuwaiti history. The first two centuries, namely the eighteenth and the nineteenth, represent, to a certain degree, the lesser known and sparsely documented portion of that history, while the years from 1900 to the present are either fully documented or well served in twentieth century writings... Personal interviews - which constitute oral sources - held while the author was researching materials for this history in London, Bahrain, and Kuwait were used to corroborate written sources concerning the rise and rule of the Al-Sabah and of the Al-Khalifa in the 2nd half of the eighteenth century.".
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N° du livre: 7036
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Arabian Peninsula. Arabs. Caliphates. . Oil

 
ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF SOUTH AFRICA
Route Book
(Cape Town, 8th edition, circa 1936). . to sell with Tom Smith, Motor Law in Transvaal; a synopsis of the Motor Vehicle Ordinance 1931 ... (Royal Automobile Club of South Africa) Wraps..
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N° du livre: 2298
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Afica. . Motoring. Transport.

 
AMUNDSEN, ROALD
The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912
(London: C. Hurst & Co, 1996) 0903983478. . Text facsimile, in one volume, of the John Murray edition of 1912, issued in two volumes. Translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater. 8vo; original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xxxv + (i) + 392, x + 449, incl. index; numerous plates and maps, incl. large, folding map. Dustwrapper a little edgeworn and rubbed, sunned on spine panel; bumps to bottom fore-corners; occasional minor fox spot. Very good condition. (Conrad, p. 156 [original, and facsimiles up to 1976]) "Lacking in personal charisma, Amundsen was to some extent a victim of British chauvinism, which stereotyped him as a devious foreigner not above gaining the Pole by a deceitful stratagem and, worse by far, sacrificing his dogs to do so. His complaint in later years that British schoolchildren were being taught to regard Scott as the true discoverer of the South Pole was probably no exaggeration. Today we can look back to these distant events more dispassionately, and freely give Amundsen the credit that is his due. He was a truly professional explorer who took pains to put all his theories to the test and left nothing to chance. The South Pole, which so successfully exemplifies Amundsen's philosophy of exploration, is a polar masterpiece which deserves to be in print again after so many years in limbo.".
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N° du livre: 10729
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | CHF 49.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . Captain Robert Falcon . Antarctica. . Heroic Age.

 
ANDERSON, W. ELLERY
Expedition South
(London: Evans Brothers, 1957). . 8vo; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper maps; pp. 208; plates. Dustwrapper rubbed and edgeworn, with some loss (now housed in protector). Good condition. "Ellery Anderson applied to join an expedition to the Falkland Islands Dependencies within the Antarctic as a means of satisfying a life-long personal ambition and of re-orientating himself after 14 years as a regular Army officer ... He sailed for Hope Bay in October, 1954, as leader of a small twelve-man base whose objectives were the exploration and survey of one of the least-known sectors of the Antarctic... In this book the author has given a picture of the life lived by himself and his companions as a small community in a vast wilderness. It is a book of extraordinary interest about ordinary people from all walks of life fighting and winning a battle against a ruthless enemy, the Antarctic, with its danger, its boredom, its physical and mental strain and its overwhelming majesty. There is a thrilling sense of challenge and achievement as well as humanity and humour - it is everyman's guide to the Last Continent.".
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N° du livre: 5119
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | CHF 5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . Polar Regions. Northern Graham Land. . .

 
ANGOULVANT, G.
Les Indes Néerlandaises Leur Rôle Dans L'économie Internationale
(Paris, Le Monde Nouveau, 1926). . Two volumes, original decorative grey cloth, blocked in gilt and red, spines faded, extremities of spines slightly worn, pp. xxxi + 330 + ix + (i); pp. (iv) + (331 - ) 842 + ix + (i), frontispieces, plates, fold-out map. Usual browning of the text, heavier in the margins. French text..
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N° du livre: 2449
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.75 | CHF 31]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Dutch East Indies. Indonesia. .

 
ANONYMOUS
Tallinn
(Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, no date). . 12mo; cloth-backed pictorial lacquered boards, enclosing accordian-fold series of lacquered, photographic images of scenes and public buildings from the Soviet era in the Estonian capital; there are descriptive captions in several languages on the reverse side of each picture. Trace of foxing to fore-edge. Very good condition. There are thirty-two colour postcard-size photographs in all. Some examples: View of the Lower and the Upper town from the Oleviste Church tower; Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Estonian S.S.R, Kadriorg; Council of Ministers of the S.S.R.; Monument to V. I. Lenin in Lenin Boulevard; House of Art of the Estonian S.S.R.; Town-Hall (14th-15th cent.); Monument to Viktor Kingissepp (1888-1922), an organiser and leader of the Communist Party of Estonia; Arts Museum of the Estonian S.S.R. (former Kadriorg Palace); Swan Lake in Kadriorg Park..
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N° du livre: 7998
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | CHF 18.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . Union Socialist Republics.

 
ANSTEY, V.
The Trade of the Indian Ocean
(London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1929). . 8vo; original blue light cloth, lettered in black on spine and upper cover; pp. xvi + 251, incl. index; several maps and tables. Ex-library copy, with institutional stamps and codes to front pastedown and elsewhere; cloth rather rubbed; backstrip a little brittle and sunned; some minor spotting. Good. Uncommon title. "Where ... is the justification for treating as a whole regions lying thousands of miles apart? It is to be found, perhaps, in the presence of a common factor, and that factor economic rather than political. Down to the present time, the whole area in its modern development has depended on European capital and ultimate economic control. It is true that such capital has been invested in many other regions, and the plantation system is not peculiar to the Indian area; but the elaborate organisation of production and trade, financed from Europe but controlled effectively by Europeans on the spot - the whole system of managing agents and its methods - is sufficient to mark off, economically, the Indian Ocean from the rest of the world. On the physical side, the basis of unity is, and always has been, the sea, and this remains true in spite of the modern development of railways.".
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N° du livre: 7513
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50 | CHF 55.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: British Empire. Industry. East Africa. India. Routes. Plantations

 
ARDITO, STEFANO, AND ENRICO CAMANNI
Rifugi E Sentieri: 64 Escursioni Facili Per la Scoperta Delle Montagne Italiane
(Bologna: Nicola Zanichelli, 1987) 8808042642. . 4to; pictorial boards; endpaper map; pp. 207 + (i); photographs in colour and monochrome; relief route maps. Very good condition. Italian text. An appealing guide to all the major climbs in Italy. The sites are largely, but not entirely, in the Alps..
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N° du livre: 8081
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . Alpinism. Sicily. Mountains. Mountaineering. Hiking. Climbing

 
ARMITAGE, ELLA S.
A Key to English Antiquities: With Special Reference to the Sheffield and Rotherham District
(Sheffield: William Townsend / Bingley: Harrison & Sons, 1897). . Crown 8vo; original olive-green cloth, with gilt device to upper cover, and spine lettered in gilt; re-cased, with new endpapers, preserving Hillsborough Hall bookplate of J. Willis Dixon; pp. xvi + 331 + (i); several plates and text illustrations; folding map. Moderate wear to extremities; backstrip slightly discoloured; penned address below bookplate on front pastedown; rear free endpaper has penned references to text and stapled photocopy; occasional light foxing; regular, light browning. Good condition, with the bookplate of a member of the famous Sheffield silver family. "This little book aims at putting into the hands of the people of Sheffield and Rotherham a key to the antiquities of their neighbourhood, which will help them to understand and enjoy - for to understand is to enjoy - antiquities all over the kingdom. Though written primarily for the use of inhabitants of this district, I hope that the various types of ancient remains are described with sufficient fulness to make the book useful as a beginner's manual to the study of English antiquities in general." - Author's Preface..
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N° du livre: 4102
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | CHF 18.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . . Yorkshire. Topography. Local History. .

 
AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION
Illustrated Guide to the Southern African Coast
(Cape Town, AA Motorist Publications, 1988). . 4to, laminated pictorial boards, pp. 320, numerous colour illustrations, maps. Owner's name on the title-page and in one margin..
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N° du livre: 2457
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 | CHF 7.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Transport. Motoring. South Topography. . Coastline.

 
ATTWELL, ERIC
The Road to London
(Port Elizabeth: Palladian Press, [1997], 2nd edition) 620219823. . Signed on the title page by the author: "Eric Attwell / Port Elizabeth". Foreword by Athol Fugard. 217 x 148 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. (xiv) + 195 + (ii); route maps; photographs. Very good condition. 'Somewhat reminiscent of Waugh's "When the Going was Good", Attwell makes the going sound even better with his descriptions of such great African landmarks as Zimbabwe ruins, the sight of Mount Meru rising from the plains around the Tanzanian town of Arusha, and the "pink magic" of the multitudes of flamingoes as they rise from Kenya's Lake Nakuru. Attwell's richly illustrated book is lucid, easy to read and immensely enjoyable.' - Sunday Times.
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N° du livre: 11136
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14 | CHF 15.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Colonial Africa. Cycling. Travelling Light. Copy

 
BAHAT, DAN
Carta's Historical Atlas of Jerusalem. A Brief Illustrated Survey
(Jerusalem: Carta, 1976) 9652200093. . 237 x 165 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 56; photographs, line drawings, plans and maps, incl. large, folding, colour map mounted to inside of lower cover. Cover somewhat sunned; trace of foxing. Good condition. "Dan Bahat ... has summed up in a very short space and in a highly visual manner the main facts relevant to his subject, while availing himself of the results of the latest excavations and researches... For those inclined to pursue this study further, this little atlas will certainly serve as a reliable introduction and as an initiation into the love of Jerusalem.".
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N° du livre: 6725
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Holy Land. Palestine. Israel. Jews. Arabs. Judaism. Islam. Christianity. . Middle Eastern History

 
BAIN, ANDREW GEDDES (AUTHOR), AND MARGARET HERMINA LISTER (EDITOR)
Journals of Andrew Geddes Bain. Trader, Explorer, Soldier, Road Engineer and Geologist
(Cape Town: The Van Riebeeck Society, 1949). . Volume number 30 in the Society's first series. 8vo; original grey cloth, with spine lettered in blue and publisher's monogram in blue to upper board; pp. xxxix + (i) + 264, incl. index; frontis. portrait and plates, incl. folding; maps, incl. folding. Bottom fore-corners bumped; some foxing to edges, endpapers and outermost leaves, occasional fox spot elsewhere; earlier owners' name and book label to front endpaper. Very good condition. Andrew Geddes Bain (1797-1864) was "road-builder, geologist, explorer, trader, soldier, writer and artist ... Utterly fearless and powerfully built, with twinkling blue eyes, he was one of the most versatile men of his day, his contributions to posterity covering many fields. An explorer who travelled far and wide, years before the Voortrekkers set out for the unknown north, he helped, through his publications, to open up the country. His humorous Kaatjie Kekkelbek is part of the national tradition, and his drawings, three of which are in the Africana museum, Johannesburg, have become treasured Africana." - DSAB I, pp. 35-38.
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N° du livre: 9778
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | CHF 25]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Exploration. Passes. CIVIL Engineering. Geology. Scenic Routes.

 
BAINES, THOMAS
The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa
(Bulawayo: Books of Rhodesia, 1968). . 8vo; green cloth blocked in gilt and black, imitative of the edition of 1877; pictorial dustwrapper; text facsimile, with additional introductory material; pp. (iv) + xxiv + 240, incl. original publisher's adverts.; plates; large, folding map in end pocket; large, folding facsimile mounted at corner to lower pastedown. Dustwrapper a touch rubbed, and very slightly sunned to spine panel; trace of foxing to edges and front endpaper. Very good condition. 'Mr. Baines was one of the earliest pioneers of that part of Africa now known as Rhodesia, and he obtained an important concession from Lobengula. Unfortunately his backers in Europe failed to procure the necessary working capital for the exploitation of the venture, and so the author missed making the large fortune acquired by holders of later concessions. The volume is a most important work, and contains full information of every description upon the subject of the gold discoveries in Matabeleland and Mashonaland, with much curious knowledge of the inhabitants. It is evident that the author had formed a far higher opinion of Lobengula than was the case with subsequent explorers, and he appears to have been on excellent terms with the King, at whose coronation he was present. The book also contains an account of the gold discoveries in the Transvaal, which were then confined to the Leydenburg district, and it is stated that the Boer farmers were afraid "lest the fame thereof should get abroad and the English Government should follow and take possession of the country." The author gives details of no less than nineteen routes from various places in South Africa to the newly discovered goldfields in the Transvaal and Lobengula's country, and there is a large map, in the compilation of which Mr. Baines was assisted by a number of well-known travellers and explorers, among whom were Chapman, Hartley, Elton, Mohr, and many others, and the volume contains a memoir of the author and several original illustrations.' - Mendelssohn..
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N° du livre: 11121
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 19.5 | CHF 21.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . . Exploration. First Editions.

 
BARRINGTON, GEORGE
An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales
(Amsterdam: Time-Life Books, 1984) 705415104. . "Classics of Exploration" series, text facsimile of the 1810 2nd edition. 8vo; original padded leatherette blocked in red and gilt; a.e.g.; marbled endpapers; pp. (viii) + 472 + (iv); several plates in colours; silk marker; folding map. Fine condition. An account of the life of celebrity Irish pickpocket George Barrington, his transportation to Australia, and elevation to a position of responsibility in the penal colony, before succumbing to insanity, which is euphemistically referred to as 'infirmity' in the book. The work is now known to have been ghostwritten by someone other than Barrington, and includes substantial elements of plagiarism, borrowing particularly from John Hunter's 'Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island'..
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N° du livre: 4958
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | CHF 18.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . . Convicts. Settlements. Pacific Islands. . Voyages

 
BARROW, JOHN
An Account of Travels Into the Interior of Southern Africa
(London: T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1801 and 1804). . Title of first volume continues: "in the years 1797 and 1798; including cursory observations on the geology and geography of the southern part of that continent; the natural history of such objects as occurred in the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms; and sketches of the physical and moral characters of the various tribes of inhabitants surrounding the settlement of the Cape of Good Hope. To which is annexed, a description of the present state, population, and produce of that extensive colony; with a map constructed entirely from actual observations made in the course of the Travels." Two 4to volumes; later half calf and marbled boards; decorative gilt-ruled raised bands and lettering to spines; new endpapers; pp. viii + 419 + (i), incl. index, xi + (i) + 452, incl. index; large, folding map with hand-coloured route to first volume; folding frontis, a further six folding map engravings, with some contemporary colouring, to second volume. Toning and moderate foxing throughout; trace of damp-stain to top fore-corner of some leaves in second volume. A very attractive set of the first editions. (Mendelssohn I, p. 87; Hosken, p. 11) 'Mr. (afterwards Sir John) Barrow was attached to the staff of the Earl of Macartney, one of the Governors of the Cape Colony during the first occupation of the British... Mr. Barrow accompanied an expedition from Cape Town to Graaff-Reinet, and another to Namaqualand, and he gives an excellent description of the country traversed, particularly with regard to the botany and zoology of these regions. Algoa Bay was visited, and observations taken of the bay and the coast, together with the "circumjacent" country, mention being made of the discovery of lead at Van Staaden's River. Significant evidence is afforded with regard to the alleged brutality of the Boers to their slaves and their Hottentot servants, and there is a description of the characteristics, habits and customs of the various native races. The author and his companions had an interview with ... Gaika, and he remarks, "We were surprised to find so much good sense and prudence in a very young man ..." Among the districts visited was the Bushman country; the expedition proceeding later on to Plettenberg Bay. The second volume contains detailed accounts of the various divisions of the Cape Colony, together with much information concerning the inhabitants, and the importance of the country from a military and commercial point of view.' - Mendelssohn..
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N° du livre: 7651
GBP 1450.00 [Appr.: EURO 1608.75 | CHF 1780]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . Mossel . Knysna. . . Ethnography. Anthropology. Exploration.

 
BARROW, JOHN
The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of Hms Bounty, Its Causes and Consequences
(London: The Folio Society, 1976). . 8vo; original blue canvas blocked in pale blue and gilt; papered slipcase; tinted top edge; endpaper map; pp. 261; monochrome plates. Near fine condition, in a somewhat worn slipcase. The classic account, first published in 1831, of the Mutiny on the Bounty, of Bligh's extraordinary navigational feat in an open boat, and the eventual capture and court-martial of those believed to have been mutineers. "This book is very unusual, perhaps even unique, in two respects. The first is that its author Sir John Barrow (he accepted rather reluctantly a Baronetcy in 1835) is to the best of my belief the only Civil Servant whose name was in his lifetime, and still is, always linked with the department which he served - 'Mr Barrow of the Admiralty'. The second is that this book, which was first published by the House of John Murray, an intimate friend of Barrow's, in 1831 was still in print, though in the Oxford University Press's 'World's Classics' series, more than a century later." - From Stephen Roskill's Introduction..
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N° du livre: 5206
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Voyages. . Fletcher Christian. Captain William Bligh. Tahiti. Polynesia.

 
BARZINI, LUIGI
The Italians
(London: Hamish Hamilton, 1972) 241902940. . 8vo; orignal purple boards; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper maps; pp. xvi + 352, incl. index. Dustwrapper slightly edgeworn; trace of spotting; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; club library bookplate to title page. Very good condition. "Doctor Barzini shows us Italy through the eyes of foreigners, from Montaigne and the medieval travellers to Stendhal and Norman Douglas, and through the eyes of the Italians themselves, from Cola di Rienzo to Cagliostro. But, most important of all, he shows us Italy from his own highly original point of view. Besides being a Deputy, and consequently ideally placed to comment on Italian politics, he is one of the most distinguished modern journalists, travelled, cultivated and perceptive, and this volume is the result of a lifetime of reflection on his fellow-countrymen. Although faced by the almost impossible task of explaining to the uninitiated the Italian paradox, he has nevertheless succeeded brilliantly. His book deserves to become the standard work on the Italians.".
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N° du livre: 6272
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . . Regional Characteristics. Mussolini. Catholicism. Communism. Mafia

 
BECKETT, DENIS
Trekking. In Search of the Real South Africa
(Johannesburg, Penguin, 1996). . 210 x 142 mm; laminated pictorial wraps; pp. viii + 215; colour photographic plates; drawings in text. Good condition. "Sometimes irreverent, always irrepressible - whether in print or on camera - Denis Beckett has never been known to shy away from the real issues of the day, no matter how controversial. Astonishing ratings proved the popularity of Beckett's Trek, the television series which saw Denis roaming the length and breadth of South Africa in an endeavor to capture the spirit and scope of its citizens and the country they live in. It saw Denis, among other things, being put into prison, driving a minibus taxi, flying an air force jet and arguing with ministers. Sometimes the most interesting asides and real opinions from the people he interviewed had to end up on the cutting room floor. Trekking picks them up, dusts them off and shows us what really happened off camera, together with Beckett's inimitable no-holds-barred commentary (with selected tangents) on the state of the nation.".
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N° du livre: 1955
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . . Rainbow .

 
BECKINGHAM, C. F., AND G. W. B. HUNTINGFORD (TRANSLATORS AND EDITORS)
Some Records of Ethiopia 1593-1646. Being Extracts from the History of High Ethiopia or Abassia, by Manoel de Almeida. Together with Bahrey's History of the Galla
(London: The Hakluyt Society, 1954). . Hakluyt Society Second Series No. CVII. Issued for 1954. 8vo; original blue cloth gilt; pp. vcviii + 267, incl. index; plates; 4 folding maps, another full-page map; topographical illustration; text illustrations; folding genealogy. Joints a little rubbed; faint trace of spotting to edges; earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper. Very good condition. Important record of Europe's re-establishment of relations with Ethiopia, particularly through the efforts of Portuguese Jesuit missionaries..
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N° du livre: 7637
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | CHF 18.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Abyssinia. . Tribe. . Prester John

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