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 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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 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
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BAKER, SAMUEL WHITE:
Ismalia. Beraettelse om den af Isamail, Khediv af Egypten, foer undertryckande af slafhandeln i Centralafrika utsaende expedition. Stockholm 1875.
. Pp. (iv), 398, (2). With 2 maps and 60 illustrations (of which 41 full-page). Contemporary half calf, rubbed. A slightly worn copy. A Swedish edition translated by C.A. Swahn from the English (London 1874). Cf Ibrahim-Hilmy i, p.49.
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Book number: 15102
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Keywords: Central Africa, africa, africana, afrique, egypt, ismalia, slavery, central africa, centralafrika, central africa, equatorial africa, l'Afrique centrale, afrika, zentralafrika, afrique central

 DU CHAILLU, PAUL BELLONI:, Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa; with Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People, and of the Chace of the Gorilla, Leopard, Elephant, Hippotamus, and other Animals. London, John Murray, 1861.
DU CHAILLU, PAUL BELLONI:
Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa; with Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People, and of the Chace of the Gorilla, Leopard, Elephant, Hippotamus, and other Animals. London, John Murray, 1861.
. Pp. xviii, 479. With folding frontispiece of a gorilla, one folding map (of Western Equatorial Africa), twenty-seven full page plates and many more illustrations in the text. Occasionally a few small stains to margin, otherwise a crisp and clean copy. Modern half calf, spine richly gilt in compartments with different animals and title labels. First edition of this famous account of the gorilla ("the monstrous and ferocious ape"). Paul Du Chaillu spent four years (1856-59) on his first expedition into Central Africa, to an area previously unexplored by Europeans. He made several important discoveries regarding the rivers of the region, the natives and unusual animals and fauna. He collected a vast number of specimens of birds, animals and fauna. The famous engraving of the gorilla was the first published illustration of the animal. Czech pp. 52-3. Gay 2756. Kainbacher p. 43. Ibrahim-Hilmy i, p. 194.
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Book number: 121002
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Keywords: Central Africa, africa, african, afrika, afrique, gorilla, ape, travel, exploration, central africa, equatorial africa

 DU CHAILLU, PAUL BELLONI:, A Journey to Ashango-land: and Further Penetration into Equatorial Africa. London, John Murray, 1867.
DU CHAILLU, PAUL BELLONI:
A Journey to Ashango-land: and Further Penetration into Equatorial Africa. London, John Murray, 1867.
. Large 8vo. Pp. xxiv, 502. With front, one folding map and eighteen plates, and some more illustrations. Later half calf, spine lettered in gilt. First edition. Du Chaillu became famous for his discoveries of the gorilla during his first expedition to Central Africa. This account covers Du Chaillu's second expedition from 1863 to 1865 which took him to the delta of the Ogooue River (today Gabon). He was able to continue his studies of the gorilla with improved scientific instruments and support from the Royal Geographical Society. He also made valuable discoveries of the indigenous people of the area, the Fang people. Hosken p. 63.
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Book number: 121013
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DRUMMOND, H.:
Central-Afrika. Stockholm 1890.
. Small 8vo. Pp. 194. With one coloured large folding map and 8 plates. Old inscriptions on title. Modern half calf. A Swedish translation.
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Book number: 15069
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DUBEN (DÜBEN, DUEBEN), C. VON:
Forskningarna i Central-Afrika. Stockholm 1878.
. Pp.148. With a large folding map (in a pocket). Cloth. A Swedish translation of the English "Science Primers", mainly published for school use.
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Book number: 14216
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Keywords: Central Africa, africa, afrika, afrique, africana, science, exploration, explore, central africa, centralafrika, central africa, equatorial africa, l'Afrique centrale, afrika, zentralafrika, afrique central

 
DE FILIPPI, FILIPPO (EDITOR) / PRINCE LUDWIG AMADEUS OF SAVOY:
Der Ruwenzori. Erforschung und erste Ersteigung seiner höchsten Gipfel. Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1909.
. Pp. xii, 471. With one folding coloured map, 2 folding panoramas, 25 full page plates and many textual illustrations. Publisher's pictorial cloth. A mint copy of the first German edition. This is a classic mountaineering work of a scientific expedition to the Ruwenzori on the borders of Congo and Uganda in 1906. These snowy mountains drain into the lakes that feed the Nile, making them the true source of the river. Many explorers had tried to ascend these peaks but had never succeded. The Duke's expedition was the first to truly explore and document the range.
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Book number: 32022
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Keywords: Central Africa, central africa, mountaineering, africa, afrique, afrika, travel, voyage, exploration, explore, congo, kongo, uganda

 JOHNSTON, SIR HARRY HAMILTON:, British Central Africa. An Attempt to Give some Account of a Portion of the Territories under British Influence North of the Zambezi. London, Metheun & Co, 1897.
JOHNSTON, SIR HARRY HAMILTON:
British Central Africa. An Attempt to Give some Account of a Portion of the Territories under British Influence North of the Zambezi. London, Metheun & Co, 1897.
. Royal 8vo. Pp. xx, 544. With engraved front portrait, five folding coloured maps (one with two maps) and numerous illustrations. Partly some light staining. Publisher's pictorial yellow and black cloth, lightly rubbed, upper front hinge chipped. First edition. An account dealing with the history, botany, zoology, the natives and the languages of Nyasaland (today Malawi). Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston (1858-1927) was a British explorer, botanist, artist, linguist and pioneer colonial administrator. He made several expeditions to different parts of Africa, he published several books on African subjects and he served as the first British consul general and administrator in Nyasaland (1891-5).
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Book number: 121023
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Keywords: Central Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, central africa, malawi, nyasaland, south-eastern africa,

 JOHNSTON, SIR HARRY HAMILTON:, George Grenfell and the Congo. A History and Description of the Congo Independent State and Adjoining Districts of Congoland Together with some Account of the Native Peoples and Their Languages, the Fauna and Flora;, and Similar Notes on the Cameroons and the Island of Fernando Pô the whole Founded on the Diaries and Researches of the Late Rev. George Grenfell. Two volumes. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1908.
JOHNSTON, SIR HARRY HAMILTON:
George Grenfell and the Congo. A History and Description of the Congo Independent State and Adjoining Districts of Congoland Together with some Account of the Native Peoples and Their Languages, the Fauna and Flora;, and Similar Notes on the Cameroons and the Island of Fernando Pô the whole Founded on the Diaries and Researches of the Late Rev. George Grenfell. Two volumes. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1908.
. Large 8vo. Pp. xxiii, 496; xx, pp. 497-990. With engraved portrait frontispieces, two folding coloured maps and numerous illustrations throughout the text. Publisher's brown cloth, spines lettered in gilt. A very good copy. First edition. Based on the travels of George Grenfell (1849-1906), British missionary and African explorer. He resided in Africa for thirty-two years of which a few years in Cameroon but mainly in Congo.
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Book number: 121028
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Keywords: Central Africa, africa, afrique, afrika, african, congo, cameroon, missionary, mission, travel, exploration, ethnographical, central africa,

 
LAMAN, KARL EDVARD:
Lärobok i Kongospråket (Kikongo). Stockholm, Svenska Missionsförbundets Expedition, 1912.
. Pp. xxvi, 336, (2). Original red cloth. First edition of this textbook on the Congo language. At the turn of the 20th century the Swedish mission was the largest of all missions in the Lower Congo. The author, a Swedish missionary, came to Congo in 1891 where he worked for six years at the Kibunzi missionary station and later on at Mukimbungu. He published a vast number of linguistic works and he also made a translation of the Bible.
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Book number: 99576
€  160.00 [Appr.: US$ 191.31 | £UK 143.25 | JP¥ 19967]
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Keywords: Central Africa, kongo, kikongo, bantu, language, langue, linguistic, africa, africana, afrika, afrique, central africa, southern africa, lower congo, zaire

 LANDOR, ARNOLD HENRY SAVAGE:, Across Widest Africa. An Account of the Country and People of Eastern, Central and Western Africa as seen during a Twelve Months' Journey from Djibuti to Cape Verde. Two volumes. London, Hurst and Blackett Ltd., 1907.
LANDOR, ARNOLD HENRY SAVAGE:
Across Widest Africa. An Account of the Country and People of Eastern, Central and Western Africa as seen during a Twelve Months' Journey from Djibuti to Cape Verde. Two volumes. London, Hurst and Blackett Ltd., 1907.
. Large 8vo. Pp. xvi, 396, (4) adv.; xii, 511. With one large folding coloured map and numerous b/w illustrations, mainly made from photographs. Publisher's cloth, printed in gilt. First edition. Landor was an English painter, writer and explorer who travelled the world. With an assignment to paint Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, Landor took the opportunity to make a trip across Africa. The journey took about a year and he covered eight thousand miles. A beautiful copy.
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Book number: 121022
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 478.27 | £UK 358 | JP¥ 49917]
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Keywords: Central Africa, africa, afrique, afrika, african, travel, exploration, western africa, eastern africa, central africa,

 SELOUS, FREDERICK COURTENEY:, Sunshine and Storm in Rhodesia Being a Narrative of Events in Matabeleland both Before and During the Recent Native Insurrection up to the Date of the Disbandment of the Bulawayo Field Force. London, Rowland Ward & Co., 1896.
SELOUS, FREDERICK COURTENEY:
Sunshine and Storm in Rhodesia Being a Narrative of Events in Matabeleland both Before and During the Recent Native Insurrection up to the Date of the Disbandment of the Bulawayo Field Force. London, Rowland Ward & Co., 1896.
. Pp. xxix, 290. With frontispiece, one map, eight photogravure plates and a few text illustrations. Half morocco. Second edition (first the same year). Mendelssohn II, p. 302.
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Book number: 121016
€  280.00 [Appr.: US$ 334.79 | £UK 250.5 | JP¥ 34942]
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Keywords: Central Africa, africa, african, afrique, afrika, travel, exploration, southern africa, rhodesia, zimbabwe,

 
STANLEY, HENRY MORTON:
I det mörkaste Afrika. Emin Paschas uppsökande, befrielse och återtåg. Two volumes. Stockholm 1890.
. Pp. xv, 559; xiv, 550. With 3 folding maps and 144 illustrations. Publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt. Top of spines slightly chipped. A Swedish edition of "In Darkest Africa" published by E.W. Dahlgren.
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Book number: 15005
€  220.00 [Appr.: US$ 263.05 | £UK 197 | JP¥ 27454]
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Keywords: Central Africa, africa, afrique, afrika, travel, voyages, african, explorations

 
STANLEY, HENRY MORTON:
Im dunkelsten Afrika. Aufsuchung, Rettung und Rückzug Emin Pascha's, Gouverneurs der Aequatorialprovinz. Two volumes. Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1890.
. Pp. xii, 515, (1); viii, 480, (8) adv. With two portraits, one folding facsimile letter, 3 maps, 36 full page plates and many more textual illustrations. Publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt. Small library stamp verso of titles. First German edition, translated from the English by H. von Wobeser. This narrative is from Stanley's last African expedition. He travelled up the Congo River and crossed central Africa in command of a relief expedition for Emin Pasha. He explored the Semliki River and made European discovery of the Ruwenzori Range and completed the journey in Zanzibar in 1889. The facismile letter is only included in the German edition. A great copy. Borst 3873. Kainbacher p. 133.
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Book number: 26044
€  280.00 [Appr.: US$ 334.79 | £UK 250.5 | JP¥ 34942]
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Keywords: Central Africa, africana, afrika, afrique, travel, travels, voyages, exploration, exploring, central africa, ruwenzori, zanzibar

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