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[SHEERE, HENRY SIR]:
A Discourse Touching Tangier: in a Letter to a Person of Quality. To which is Added, the Interest of Tangier: by Another Hand. London, 1680.
. Pp. (ii), 5-40. Uncut copy bound in half calf to period style, gilt spine with red gilt morocco label. First edition. For several centuries, Tangier was an important trade post due to its position at the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean. It was a British colony from 1661 when it was given to Charles II by Portugal as part of the dowry of his bride Catherine of Braganza. The first part of this work contains a letter about the colony, its contributions in the past and what opportunities may exist for the future, and in addition some general information regarding trade. The second part, ascribed to Henry Sheere, is mainly about the local British residents' situation and their prospects. However, the British were forced to withdraw and destroyed the city and its port before they left in 1684. Kress 1517. Playfair, Morocco, 271.
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Book number: 100495
€  1250.00 [Appr.: US$ 1495.56 | £UK 1123.5 | JP 155681]
Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, morocco, tangier, tanger, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, trade,

 
[GALLIOT, CHARLES]:
Dissertation sur le Dieu Sérapis, Oú l'on examine l'Origine, les Attributs & le Culte de cette Divinité. A Amsterdam. Paris, J. Barbou, 1760.
. Pp. 78. Uncut as issued in original queries. Unbound. First edition. Srapis was the official god of Egypt and Greece created by the Greek pharaoh Ptolemy I. He was hoping that the common religious base would unify the two peoples. Srapis became very popular and his most famous temple was the Serapeum of Alexandria. Qurard iii, 248.
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Book number: 99905
€  280.00 [Appr.: US$ 335.01 | £UK 251.75 | JP 34873]
Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, egypt, egyptian, god, divinity, exploration, africa, afrique, african,

 [WOLOF LANGUAGE]., Guide de la conversation français-volof. Dakar (Sénégal), Saint Joseph de Ngasobil, Mission Catholique, 1907.
[WOLOF LANGUAGE].
Guide de la conversation français-volof. Dakar (Sénégal), Saint Joseph de Ngasobil, Mission Catholique, 1907.
. 24mo. Pp. xvi, 167, (1). Original printed boards, cloth spine. Faint stamp on upper cover and title. A rare, small guide treating the Wolof language, the most common language spoken in Senegal, but also spoken in the Gambia and Mauritania. It's mainly an oral language and therefore there are many different variants of spelling. This guide includes a dictionary, a small treatise on conjugation and a selection of basic phrases. It was printed at the mission of St. Joseph Ngazobil, south of Dakar. Not in Vater.
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Book number: 100690
€  850.00 [Appr.: US$ 1016.98 | £UK 764 | JP 105863]
Catalogue: Western Africa
Keywords: Western Africa, wolof, volof, dakar, senegal, afirca, afrika, afrique, language, langue, linguistic

 
[ZULU HYMN BOOK].
Izihlabelelo zamaluthere. Third revised edition. Published by the Co-operating Lutheran Missions in Natal. Natal, The Ebenezer Press, Dundee, South Africa, 1920.
. 16mo. Pp. 373. Publisher's black cloth, rubbed, small tear to upper cover. Signature of Gunnar Brodin on front free endpaper "Dundee, Natal d. 6/7 1920". With additional notation that he received the book from "J.E. N [orenius]". The Ebenezer press was started in 1901 as a part of the Church of Sweden among the Zulu. The initiator of the printing in Zulu was the Swedish missionary Lars Peter Norenius who arrived in South Africa in the late 1880s. The press printed religious and educational works as well as material for commercial purposes. In 1911 or 1912, the Church of Sweden decided to disengage from the press, and henceforth Norenius and later his successors managed it on their own. The press continued to print most of the publications of the Swedish Mission and other cooperative protestant missions in the area. This copy belonged to Gunnar Brodin who most likely received it from Lars Peter Norenius brother Johan Erik Norenius.
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Book number: 120611
€  380.00 [Appr.: US$ 454.65 | £UK 341.5 | JP 47327]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, africa, afrika,afrique, african, religious, religion, zulu, language, langue, linguistic, missionary, mission, south africa, sydafrika, sweden, swedish

 
[SOLANO, MANUEL ALVARES DO]:
Nova relacao de hum grande terremoto, que no dia 9 do mez de dezembro do anno de 1752 succedeo na Cidade de Tunes, capital do reyno de Argel: calamidades, que experimentao aquelles Barbaros na prezente secca; noticia de algumas expiaçoes ridiculas, que tem feito par a applacar o seu falso Profeta, copiado de huma carta escreveo hum Marinheiro cativo naquella Cidade, natural da Ericeira. Lisboa, Officina Alvarense, 1753.
. Small 4to. Pp. (8). Text browned. Old wrappers, spine chipped. A small rare work devoted to the earth quake in Tunis on December 1752.
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Book number: 100500
€  580.00 [Appr.: US$ 693.94 | £UK 521.25 | JP 72236]
Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, africa, afrique, afrika, africana, travel, exploration, earthquake

 
[POIRET, JEAN LOUIS MARIE]:
Om Barbariet; dess inwånare, mores och arabers, sedwanor och lefnadssätt, jämte beskrifning på de der warande synnerliga djur, såsom lejon, panther-djur, tigrar, strutsar &. Stockholm, Joh. Chr. Holmberg, 1790.
. 4to. Pp. 8. Disbound. First Swedish work dealing with Poiret's travel account of the Barbary in 1785-86 (Paris 1789). This extract is mainly devoted to different exotic animals such as lion, panther, tiger and ostrich. Samuel dman published another Swedish version - more extensive - of Poiret's journey in 1792. Cf Gay 463.
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Book number: 99785
€  300.00 [Appr.: US$ 358.94 | £UK 269.75 | JP 37363]
Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, voyage

 [WINDUS, JOHN]:, Reise nach Mequinetz, der Residenz des heutigen Kaysers von Fetz und Marocco, welche C. Stuart als Gross-Britannischer Gesandter, Anno 1721 zur Erledigung der dortigen Gefangenen abgelegt hat. Hannover, Nicolaus Förster u. Sohn, 1726.
[WINDUS, JOHN]:
Reise nach Mequinetz, der Residenz des heutigen Kaysers von Fetz und Marocco, welche C. Stuart als Gross-Britannischer Gesandter, Anno 1721 zur Erledigung der dortigen Gefangenen abgelegt hat. Hannover, Nicolaus Förster u. Sohn, 1726.
. Small 4to. Pp. (xiv), 131, Register + errata (5). With one engraved front portrait and six engraved plates. Modern half vellum on marbled paper-covered boards, black morocco title label on spine. First German edition, translated from the original English (London 1725) by F.C. Weber. John Windus participated in an expedition led by Commodore Charles Stewart in 1720 to secure a peace treaty with the emperor of Morocco, Ismail Igb Sharif. The following year a treaty between Britain and Morocco was signed at Ttouan. At that time many Europeans were imprisoned in Morocco because of piracy, but thanks to the peace agreement many English prisoners were released. This edition has a portrait of the Emperor Moulai Ismail which is not present in the original. A beautiful copy. Gay 1294. Paulitschke 692. Playfair 342.
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Book number: 99534
€  2500.00 [Appr.: US$ 2991.13 | £UK 2246.75 | JP 311362]
Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, morocco, marocko, afrika, afrique, africa, african, travel, exploration,

 ADANSON, MICHEL:, Histoire naturelle du Sénégal. Coquillages. Avec une relation abrégée d'un voyage fait en ce pays pendant les années 1749, 50, 51, 52 et 53. Paris, Claude-Jean-Baptiste Bache, 1757.
ADANSON, MICHEL:
Histoire naturelle du Sénégal. Coquillages. Avec une relation abrégée d'un voyage fait en ce pays pendant les années 1749, 50, 51, 52 et 53. Paris, Claude-Jean-Baptiste Bache, 1757.
. 4to. Pp. (viii), 190; (ii), xcvi, 275. With one large folding map and 19 folding plates depicting molluscs and shells engraved by Thrse Reboul after sketches by the author. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with five raised bands and title-label, rubbed, spine worn, hinges cracked. Marbled endpapers, r.e. Bookplate (Bruce of Kinnaird). Provenance: James Bruce (1730-94), a Scottish explorer who introduced Ethiopia to the western world and confirmed the source of the Blue Nile. First edition of an early scientific expedition to Senegal. The first part deals with Adanson's voyage and explorations in Senegal, including the Island of Gore and the River Senegal. The second part is devoted to the history of conchology and molluscs. Michel Adanson (1727-1806) was a French botanist who entered the service of the French East India Company in order to study the natural history of Senegal. He intended to publish a monumental treatise of the country's fauna and flora but only this volume appeared. Internally a clean and crisp copy. Chadenat 2760. Cox i, p. 383. Gay 2883. Howgego A12. Nissen ZBI 27.
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Book number: 23078
€  2400.00 [Appr.: US$ 2871.48 | £UK 2156.75 | JP 298907]
Catalogue: Western Africa
Keywords: Western Africa, africa, afrika, africana, afrique, afrikana, natural history, senegal, gambia, west africa, botany, conch, shells, molusc, travel, exploration, island of Gore, le de Gore

 ALLEN, WILLIAM & THOMSON, T.R.H.:,  A Narrative of the Expedition sent by Her Majesty's Government to the River Niger, in 1841, under the of Command by Captain H.D. Trotter. Two volumes. London, Richard Bentley, 1848.
ALLEN, WILLIAM & THOMSON, T.R.H.:
A Narrative of the Expedition sent by Her Majesty's Government to the River Niger, in 1841, under the of Command by Captain H.D. Trotter. Two volumes. London, Richard Bentley, 1848.
. Pp. xviii, (ii), 510; viii, 512. With three maps, sixteen engraved plates and many woodcut illustrations in the text. Contemporary full calf, covers ruled in gilt, flat spines richly gilt and with title labels, extremities lightly rubbed, hinges weak but firm, marbled end papers, marbled edges. First edition of an interesting account of the exploration of Niger with information about the natural history of the region and of the different tribes.The British Niger Expedition of 1841 was commissioned by the government to explore the course of the River Niger and make trade treaties with the local rulers to prohibit the slave trade. However, the expedition was forced to end prematurely when most of the crew were struck down with fever. Despite this Commander Allen succeeded in signing three treaties with the most influential potentates on the river. Hess & Coger 6939. De Gramont p.207.
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Book number: 121001
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Catalogue: Western Africa
Keywords: Western Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, niger, western africa, slave trade, slavery

 
DE AMICIS, EDMONDO:
Morocco, its People and Places. Translated from the thirteenth Italian edition by Maria Hornor Lansdale. Two volumes. Philadelphia, Henry T. Coates & Co., 1897.
. Pp. viii, 253; viii, 226. With one folding coloured map and 50 plates. With minor marginal stain to some of the plates in volume two. Contemporary half calf, spines richly gilt and with red title labels (partly gone), spines faded. The author accompanied the Italian Minister, the late Commendatore Stefano Scovasso, on his embassy to the Sultan of Morocco. Originally published at Milan in 1876. Playfair 1230.
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Book number: 32006
€  200.00 [Appr.: US$ 239.29 | £UK 179.75 | JP 24909]
Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, morocoo, marocco, africa, afrique, afrika, travel, exploration, voyage

 
ANDERSSON, C.J.:
Sjön Ngami. Forskningar och upptäckter under fyra års vandringar i sydvestra Afrika. Sthlm 1862.
. VIII, 288, 286.295, (6) pp. With one map, 16 steelengravings and many woodcut ills in the text. Cont. half calf, rubbed. Exlibris. A Swedish transl. from the original English edition with the author's own corrections.
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Book number: 18105
€  130.00 [Appr.: US$ 155.54 | £UK 117 | JP 16191]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, africa, afrika, afrique, africana, travels, voyages, explore, exploration, south africa, ngami, afrique du sud, explorations, expditions, viajes, viaggio, reisen, southern africa,, southern africa, sdafrika, afrique du sud

 
BACKHOUSE, JAMES:
Extracts from Letters of James Backhouse now Engaged in a Religious Visit to Van Dieman's Land, and New South Wales. Accompanied by George Washington Walker. Ten parts in one volume. London, Harvey and Darton, 1838; 1837-41.
. Pp. 94; 78; 86; 80; 66 (wrong pagination); 83, (1); 91,(1); 94; 99, (1) and ; 100. Each part published separately with individual title pages. First editions except part one which is in third edition. Contemporary half calf on papercovered boards, rebacked with the original back preserved, rubbed. Bookplate. Light foxing to endpapers. A small hole on title page with loss of one letter. Comprises: Parts 1-5 devoted to Australia; part 6 to Mauritius and parts 7-10 to South Africa. Backhouse was a Quaker missionary who lived in South Africa during the years 1838-41. Ferguson 2434-7 & 2703-4.
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Book number: 29099
€  700.00 [Appr.: US$ 837.52 | £UK 629.25 | JP 87181]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, australia, mauritius, south africa, africa, africana, travel, voyage, exploration, oceania, afrique

 BAIKIE, WILLIAM BALFOUR:, Narrative of an Exploring Voyage up the Rivers Kwo'ra and Bi'nue (Commonly Known as the Niger and Tsâdda) in 1854. London, John Murray, 1856.
BAIKIE, WILLIAM BALFOUR:
Narrative of an Exploring Voyage up the Rivers Kwo'ra and Bi'nue (Commonly Known as the Niger and Tsâdda) in 1854. London, John Murray, 1856.
. Pp. xvi, 456, adv. (32). With frontispiece, one drawing of the steamship Pleiad and one folding map. Rebound in cloth. Old signature on half title. First edition. In 1854 Baikie joined the British Niger expedition as a surgeon and naturalist. Under his command the steamship Pleiad traversed more than two hundred and fifty miles up the Niger of previously uncharted water. His account includes information about the natural history, commerce, the different tribes and their customs. The appendix is about how Baikie discovered the use of quinine to prevent malaria fever.
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Book number: 121026
€  350.00 [Appr.: US$ 418.76 | £UK 314.75 | JP 43591]
Catalogue: Central Africa
Keywords: Central Africa, afrika, africa, afrique, african, travel, exploration, nigerriver, niger, western africa, benue river, chadda river, nigeria

 BAINES, THOMAS:, The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa. London & Cape Colony, 1877.
BAINES, THOMAS:
The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa. London & Cape Colony, 1877.
. Pp. xxiv, 240 including 50 pages of advertisement. With four photo-type plates, one facsimile letter, woodcut illustrations and one large folding map (of the gold fields and the Cape Colony) in a pocket at rear. Original pictorial cloth, stamped in gilt and black, rubbed, some damp staining to the covers but internally fine. First edition, posthumously published. Important work of the gold discoveries in Matabeleland and Mashionaland (Zimbabwe). Baines led an expedition in the 1860s to secure licences for a gold-mining company from King Lobengula. At end a chapter where the author describes nineteen routes to the gold regions of South-Eastern Africa. Czech p. 13. Mendelssohn I, pp.71-2.
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Book number: 120996
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 478.58 | £UK 359.5 | JP 49818]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, africa, afrika, afrique, travel, exploration, gold, zimbabwe, south africa, southern africa, hunting, game,

 BAKER, SAMUEL W.:, Ismailia: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1875.
BAKER, SAMUEL W.:
Ismailia: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1875.
. Pp. 542. With two maps (one folding), engraved front portrait and 50 woodcut plates, all protected with tissue guards. Publisher's burgundy cloth, gilt, with gilt vignette of a camel caravan on the upper cover, spine faded. First American edition (first London 1874). This classic work by a celebrated African explorer is about an expedition in 1869, headed by Baker, with the aim to suppress the slave-trade in Central Africa. Baker was the first Englishman to undertake high office under the Egyptian government. A very good copy. Cf Blackmer 66.
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Book number: 100454
€  420.00 [Appr.: US$ 502.51 | £UK 377.5 | JP 52309]
Catalogue: Central Africa
Keywords: Central Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, slavery,

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