Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB): Southern Africa
found: 19 books

 [HAHN, CARL HUGO (?)]., [HERERO PRIMER] /Omahonge ookulez. Part Ib. Guetersloh, Bertelsmann, 1879.
[HAHN, CARL HUGO (?)].
[HERERO PRIMER] /Omahonge ookulez. Part Ib. Guetersloh, Bertelsmann, 1879.
Pp. 20, (4). As issued in original printed blue wrappers. This primer includes alphabets, hymns, short texts, etc. Probably put together by Carl Hugo Hahn (1818-95), a German missionary who spent most of his life in Southern Africa. He is known for compiling scientific works on the Herero language. British Library has one work titled "Omahongie uokuleza Motyheren... " published in Gütersloh in 1861 (perhaps the first part of this primer ?). We haven't been able to find any library copy of this work.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 120612
€  450.00 [Appr.: US$ 525.87 | £UK 397.5 | JP¥ 59097]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, africa, afrique, afrika, african, language, langue, linguistic, educational, missinary, mission, south africa, sydafrika
http://www.durietzrarebooks.com/dur/120612_1.jpg 

 
[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.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 120611
€  480.00 [Appr.: US$ 560.93 | £UK 424 | JP¥ 63036]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, africa, afrika,afrique, african, religious, religion, zulu, language, langue, linguistic, missionary, mission, south africa, sydafrika, sweden, swedish

 
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.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 18105
€  130.00 [Appr.: US$ 151.92 | £UK 115 | JP¥ 17072]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, africa, afrika, afrique, africana, travels, voyages, explore, exploration, south africa, ngami, afrique du sud, explorations, expéditions, viajes, viaggio, reisen, southern africa,, southern africa, südafrika, 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.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 29099
€  700.00 [Appr.: US$ 818.02 | £UK 618.25 | JP¥ 91928]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, australia, mauritius, south africa, africa, africana, travel, voyage, exploration, oceania, afrique

 
BROWN, J. TOM:
Among the Bantu Nomads. A record of forty years spent among the Bechuana, a numerous & famous branch of the Central South African Bantu, with the first full description of their ancient customs, manners & beliefs. London 1926.
Pp. 272, adv. (24). With one map and 17 illustrations made from photographs. Publisher's orange cloth, spine slightly faded. Ownership signature (Sture Lagercrantz). First edition.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 99602
€  200.00 [Appr.: US$ 233.72 | £UK 176.75 | JP¥ 26265]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, bantu, africa, african, afrika, afrique, travel, voyage, exploration

 
CUMMING, ROUALEYN GORDON:
Fem års jägarlif i det inre af Syd-Afrika. Stockholm 1873.
Pp. xii, 273. With 4 woodcut plates. Publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt. Bookplate. A Swedish abridgment of this early classic on African hunting anonymously translated from the original English (1850). According to the author he was the first European in Bamangwatoland. See Mendelsohn i, 399.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 14290
€  110.00 [Appr.: US$ 128.55 | £UK 97.25 | JP¥ 14446]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, afrika, africana, travel, travels, voyage, exploration, explore, south africa

 
DIXIE, LADY FLORENCE CAROLINE:
In the Land of Misfortune. With Illustrations from Sketches by Major Fraser and Capt. C.F.C- Beresford, R.E. Engraved by Whymper and Pearson. London, Richard Bentley and Son, 1882.
Pp. xvi, 434. With sixteen full-page illustrations. Original pictorial brown cloth, gilt spine, spine ends lightly chipped, expertly re-backed retaining the original spine. First edition. Lady Florence (1857-1905) was a Scottish writer, feminist and traveller. In 1881 she and her husband travelled to South Africa to cover the First Boer War. She was the first official woman war correspondent who interviewed the Zulu king Cetshwayo who was being held in detention by the British. Robinson, Wayward women, pp. 65-6.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 120616
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 467.44 | £UK 353.25 | JP¥ 52530]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, south africa, travel, exploration, lady traveller, lady traveler

 
DOKE, CLEMENT MARTIN:
The Phonetics of the Zulu Language. Johannesburg 1926.
Pp. xii, 310. Original blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First edition. Scarce. Doke's doctoral thesis at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Doke (1893-1980), a noted linguist and missionary in Southern Africa. (Bantu studies, A Journal devoted to the Scientific Study, vol. ii, July 1926).
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 37053
€  240.00 [Appr.: US$ 280.46 | £UK 212 | JP¥ 31518]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, zulu, africa, african, language, lingustic, langue, afrika, afrique,

 
HOLDEN, WILLIAM CLIFFORD:
The Past and Future of the Kaffir Races. In three Parts. i. Their history. ii. Their manners and customs. iii. The means needful for their preservation and improvement. London (1866).
Pp. xii, 516. With one folding map, 4 folding tables and 13 plates (of which 8 tinted lithographs). Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, rubbed, spine gilt with title-label. An informative work on the Kaffirs by Reverend Holden, a Wesleyan missionary who spent 27 years in South Africa. First edition. Mendelssohn i, p.725.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 26006
€  800.00 [Appr.: US$ 934.88 | £UK 706.5 | JP¥ 105060]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, south africa, kaffirs, africa, afrique, afrika, travel, voyages, exploration, explore

 
LATROBE, CHRISTIAN IGNATIUS:
Journal of a Visit to South Africa, in 1815, and 1816. With some Account of the Missionary Settlements of the United Brethren, near the Cape of Good Hope. London, L.B. Seeley, 1818.
4to. Pp. (viii), 406. With one folding map, 16 engraved plates, of which 12 are hand coloured aquatints. Contemporary calf, rebacked with original spine preserved, spine richly gilt with five raised band. Extremities worn and hinges weak. Bookplates. Some light offsetting from plates but overall a lovely copy. First edition. Latrobe was a missionary sent out to visit the settlements at Genadendal and Groenekloof. The Governor of the Cape had expressed a wish that a third missionary station should be opened, and in order to choose a site Latrobe travelled through a large part of the country up to the Little Fish River. He gives an interesting account of the life of the farmers who lived a very primitive life. The beautiful aquatint plates, several drawn by R. Cocking, are engraved after sketches made by Latrobe on the spot. Abbey, Travel, 325. Gay 3117. Mendelssohn i, 866-67. Tooley 292.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 24053
€  3200.00 [Appr.: US$ 3739.52 | £UK 2825.75 | JP¥ 420242]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, africa, africana, afrique, afrika, south africa, missionary, cape, travels, travel, voyages, explore, exploration

 
LIVINGSTONE, DAVID:
En missionaers resor och forskningar i Syd-Afrika. 2 volumes. Stockholm, E.T. Bergegren, 1860.
Pp. 384, (4); 3-352, (1). With one portrait, 2 folding maps, 23 tinted lithograph plates and many woodcut ills in the text. Contemporary half calf, title-labels on spines, rubbed. Volume one slightly shaken but o/w a nice copy. Second Swedish edition, translated from the original edition (London 1857).
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 18067
€  90.00 [Appr.: US$ 105.17 | £UK 79.5 | JP¥ 11819]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, africa, africana, afrique, missionary, travels, voyages, explore, exploration, south africa, viajes, viaggio, reisen, southern africa, afrique du sud, südafrika

 
MACLEAN, JOHN COLONEL:
A Compendium of Kafir Laws and Customs, Including Genealogical Tables of Kafir Chiefs and Various Tribal Census Returns. Printed for the government of British Kaffraria. Mount Coke, Wesleyan Mission Press, 1858.
Pp. viii, 168. With three folding tables. Original cloth, paper label (partly chipped) on spine, sprinkled edges. With old inscription. Copy of Knut Olivecrona (1817-1905), renowned Swedish lawyer and philosopher. First edition. Colonel John Maclean (1810-74) was Chief Commissioner of the province known as "British Kaffraria" in South Africa. In 1860 it became a separate Crown Colony with its own administration under Maclean as Lieutenant Governor, and finally re-incorporated into the Cape Colony in 1866. The word Kaffir is derived from the Arabic term Kafir which means disbeliever and historically used as a neutral term for southern African people. This work is a comprehensive account of the natives containing papers and letters by the Rev. H.H. Dugmore, Warner, Brownlee and Ayliff. A fine copy. Mendelssohn i, 960.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 100415
€  500.00 [Appr.: US$ 584.3 | £UK 441.75 | JP¥ 65663]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, africa, afrique, afrika, african, exploration, travel, kaffir, kafir,

 
SCHREUDER, HANS PALUDAN SMITH:
Grammatik for Zulu-sproget. Med fortale og anmaerkningar af Christoph Andreas Holmboe. Christiania, W.C. Fabritius, 1850.
Pp. viii, 88. Modern boards. The paper is very brittle and three leaves are strengthened. First edition of the first complete grammar of the Zulu language. Schreuder was a Norwegian missionary who became the first permanent missionary in Kwa Zulu, the kingdom of the Zulus. He established the Norwegian mission in Natal in 1845. Mendelssohn ii, pp. 286-87. Not in Vater.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 24060
€  500.00 [Appr.: US$ 584.3 | £UK 441.75 | JP¥ 65663]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, africa, africana, afrique, linguistics, languages, grammar, zulu, south africa, langue, afrika

 
SPARRMAN, ANDERS:
Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, et autour du monde avec le capitaine Cook, et principalement dans le pays des Hottentots et des Caffres. Three volumes. Paris 1787.
Pp. iii-xxxi, 390; (iv), 366, (5); (iv), 366, (1). Half-title to volume one missing. With one folding engraved map (with one tear without any loss) and 16 engraved plates (mostly folding). Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt with five raised bands and title-labels, somewhat rubbed. Marbled endpapers. A nice copy of a French edition of "Resa till Goda Hopps-Udden", translated from the English version by Le Tourneur. Anders Sparrman, a Swedish naturalist describes here the voyage with Captain Cook on his second voyage in the 'Resolution'. Includes an interesting description of the Cape of Good Hope. "The French version is the most profusely illustrated one of Sparrman's South African narrative". Du Rietz, Bibl. Polynesiana 1223. Hill p.279. Mendelsohn ii, p.361. Sallander, Bibl. Walleriana, 20277.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 111118
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1402.32 | £UK 1059.75 | JP¥ 157591]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, south africa, africana, afrique, afrika, africa, travel, travels, voyage, exploration, explore

 
STAVORINUS, J.S.:
Resa til Goda Hopps-Udden, Java och Bengalen, företagen och slutad ifrån åren 1768 til 1771. Götheborg, Samuel Norberg, 1798.
Pp. (iv), 288. Half calf on old marbled boards, lightly rubbed. Partly some light staining. A Swedish edition translated from the German edition (Braunsweig in 1796) about this voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, the East Indies and Bengal. Stavornius, a Dutch Admiral in the service of the Dutch East Indies, gives accurate descriptions of the Cape, Java and Bengal as well as of V.O.C. trading posts.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 28114
€  240.00 [Appr.: US$ 280.46 | £UK 212 | JP¥ 31518]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, bengalen, bengal, india, java, indonesia, jakarta, cape of good hope, the cape, africa, afrika, asia, asie, asien, asiatic

 
TUCKEY, CAPTAIN JAMES KINGSTON / [PLACE, FRANCIS]:
Narrative of an Expedition to Explore the River Zaire, usually called the Congo, in South Africa, in 1816. To which is Added, the Journal of Professor Smith; some General Observations on the Country and its Inhabitants; and an Appendix: Containing the Natural History of that part of the Kingdom of Congo through which the Zaire Flows. London, John Murray, 1818. AND: [MANUSCRIPTS]. Three related contemporary manuscripts tipped onto guards.
4to. Pp. (viii), lxxxii, 402, 401-498, (2). With one folding map and thirteen engraved plates, of which one is coloured by hand. Uncut copy in original boards, rebacked with original title label preserved. Map and plates somewhat browned but overall a crisp and clean copy. First edition of the official account of the first scientific expedition to the Congo River to find out if there was a connection with the Niger. The expedition was exposed to fatal problems and Captain Tuckey and several others of the crew died within three months of entering the river. Professor Christen Smith from Kew Gardens was one of the naturalists on the voyage. His journal is here included. The extensive introduction is written by John Barrow, who as second secretary to the Admiralty had organised the expedition. "A relatively important scientific travelogue, W.E. Leach having described a new species of Rafinesque's Ocythoë. J. Cranach gave an account of the collected animals at a whole, including 36 bird species" Wood p. 603. Stafleu 15287. Provenance: From the library of the radical reformer Francis Place (1771-1854) with his bookplate. Three related manuscripts tipped onto guards. The first two (comprising four large our four smaller pages) are apparently in the hand of Francis Place, supplying a digest of the contents of the work, and noting observations taken down from the mouth of Mr. Bevans, a young sailor who accompanied Captain Tuckey. The third manuscript (pp. 4) seems to be in Mr. Bevans' hand containing further critical comments on this work.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 40043
€  2800.00 [Appr.: US$ 3272.08 | £UK 2472.5 | JP¥ 367712]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, south africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, voyage, exploration, explore,

 
LE VAILLANT, FRANCOIS:
Voyage dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique, par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance. Dans les années 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 & 85. Two volumes. Liege 1790.
Pp. xxiv, 341; 359. With 12 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, spine gilt and with title labels. lightly rubbed. Bookplate. Le Vaillant made excursions among the Kaffirs and other tribes in Southern Africa, and extended his researches northward beyond the Orange River. This account covers Le Vaillant's first expedition into the interior of South Africa and contains important observations on the natural history of the region and interesting details about the Dutch settlers. The plates depict views, giraffes and, the native people; Hottentots and Kaffirs. Cf Cox p.389. Cf Gay 3118. Mendelssohn i, 889-92. Cf Nissen ZB 2480.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 107
€  700.00 [Appr.: US$ 818.02 | £UK 618.25 | JP¥ 91928]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, africa, africana, afrique, afrika, south africa, cape of good hope, travel, exploration, voyage, travels,

 
VICTORIN, JOHAN FREDRIK / GRILL, JOHAN WILHELM:
Resa i Kaplandet åren 1853-1855. Stockholm, Albert Bonnier, 1863.
Pp. xvi, 160. With 9 lithographic plates, of which 5 are coloured. Modern boards with original printed wrappers bound in, some staining to first and last few leaves. First edition of this narrative about Victorin's travels in South Africa. Includes interesting information about the fauna, animal life and hunting. Published posthumoulsy by Johan Wilhelm Grill based on Victorin's letters and diary. Not in Mendelssohn. Linnström iv, 794.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 99223
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 467.44 | £UK 353.25 | JP¥ 52530]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, south africa, africa, afrique, afrika, travel, voyages, exploration, explore, african

 
VICTORIN, JOHAN FREDRIK / GRILL, JOHAN WILHELM:
Zoologiska anteckningar under en resa i södra delarne af Caplandet åren 1853-55. Ur den aflidnes papper samlade och ordnade af J.W. Grill. No place or date. (Stockholm? 1858).
4to. Pp. 62. With one plate of "Delphinus victorini Grill". Modern marbled papercovered boards. A zoological memorandum by Victorin of mammals, birds and amphibians discovered during his 16 months' visit to South Africa. He stayed at Cape Town, Knysna and Karroo. In 1855 Victorin returned to Sweden with a comprehensive collection but died soon at only 24 years old. His accurate annotations of the collection as well as valuable information from his diary are posthumously edited and published by J.W. Grill, and presented to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1858. (K. Vet. Akad. Handl. B. 2. no. 10).
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 100127
€  200.00 [Appr.: US$ 233.72 | £UK 176.75 | JP¥ 26265]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, africa, afrika, africana, afrique, zoology, birds, mammals, travel, exploration, south africa, cape town

| Pages: 1 |