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First editions and rare books, including copies in fine bindings, relating to history, travel and exploration in the continent of Africa.

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  1. Emin Pasha in Central Africa.
    (EMIN PASHA.) SCHWEINFURTH, G.; F. Ratzel; R. W. Felkin; G. Hartlaub (eds.) Emin Pasha in Central Africa.

    London : 1888

    First edition in English, others copies noted in plain cloth lacking gilt decoration. Appointed Ottoman governor of Equatoria in 1878, the German-born scientist Eduard Schnitzer, known as Emin Pasha, was largely unknown in Europe outside specialist circles in Europe until 1886, when Scottish explorer Robert Felkin (author of the introduction to the... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 119328

  2. The Holy War in Tripoli.
    ABBOTT, George Frederick. The Holy War in Tripoli.

    London : 1912

    First edition, first impression, of this "fascinating contemporary account" of the Turco-Italian War of 1911-12 (Motadel, Islam and European Empires, p. 17). George Abbott, a British journalist, spent four months among the Turco-Arab forces fighting the Italian occupation of Cyrenaica, modern-day Libya. The resistance was led on the Arab side by Sufi... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 129757

  3. The Narrative of Robert Adams, A Sailor, who was wrecked on the Western coast of Africa,
    ADAMS, Robert. The Narrative of Robert Adams, A Sailor, who was wrecked on the Western coast of Africa,

    London : 1816

    First edition. The text, edited by Simon Cock, secretary to the committee of the Company of Merchants Trading to Africa, purports to be the account of an American sailor taken captive on the Barbary Coast and taken to Timbuktu. Cock found Adams, born in New York state to a white father and African American mother, begging on the streets of London; he... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 128965

  4. Journal d'un substitut de campagne.
    AL-HAKIM, Tawfiq. Journal d'un substitut de campagne.

    Cairo : 1939

    First edition in any western language of the second novel, widely considered as one of his best, by a key figure in the development of modern Egyptian literature. A limited edition of 450 copies signed by the author, rare with just four locations identified world-wide: American Universities Beirut and Cairo, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and Bibliothèque... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 141116

  5. Journal d'un substitut de campagne.
    AL-HAKIM, Tawfiq. Journal d'un substitut de campagne.

    Cairo : 1939

    First edition in any western language of the second novel, widely considered as one of his best, by a key figure in the development of modern Egyptian literature. A limited edition of 450 copies, this 349, signed by the author, rare with just four locations identified world-wide: American Universities Beirut and Cairo, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and Bibliothèque... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 141117

  6. A Journal of the Forces which sailed from the Downs, in April 1800. on a Secret Expedition under the Command of Lieut.-Gen. Pigot,
    ANDERSON, Aeneas. A Journal of the Forces which sailed from the Downs, in April 1800. on a Secret Expedition under the Command of Lieut.-Gen. Pigot,

    London : 1802

    First and only edition of this uncommon personal account of the operations against the French in the Mediterranean concluding with the Egyptian Expedition and the surrender at Alexandria, particularly prized for the account of Malta and views of the island after Anderson's own drawings; this copy in an extremely attractive and well-executed period-style... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 70550

  7. A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa.
    BACKHOUSE, James. A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa.

    London : 1844

    First edition of the author's second book, uniform with his Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies, published the previous year. Backhouse (1794-1869) came from a prominent Quaker family of botanists and horticulturists with roots in Darlington, where his grandfather, also James, made the family fortune by establishing a bank. He sailed for... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 119271

  8. 119268
    BAINES, Thomas. The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa.

    London : 1877

    First edition. Baines (1820-1875) was one of the pioneers of European exploration in the lands forming modern Zimbabwe, where he led an expedition in the 1860s to secure concessions for a gold-mining company from King Lobengula. Although the company in question failed to take advantage of the terms Baines extracted, this posthumously-edited account... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 119268

  9. Ismailïa.
    BAKER, Samuel W. Ismailïa.

    London : 1874

    First edition. In 1869 "the Khedive Isma'il appointed Baker to a four-year term as governor-general of the equatorial Nile basin, with the rank of pasha and major-general in the Ottoman army. It was the most senior post a European ever received under an Egyptian administration. According to the khedive's firman, Baker's duties included annexing the... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139347

  10. Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa.
    BARROW, John. Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa.

    London : 1806

    Second, and best, edition of this influential survey of South Africa, which has a particular focus on the Cape Colony. First published in 1801-4, here the text is revised, expanded and corrected and 8 superb aquatint plates after Samuel Daniell added. Barrow accompanied Lord Macartney, as private secretary, on his mission to the Cape of Good Hope in... Learn More
    £3,950.00

    Stock Code: 86714

  11. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
    BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:

    London : 1806

    First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam" (Hill), being a description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. The account is superbly illustrated with aquatints of views, "types," and natural history specimens, Abbey commending the aquatinting as "of excellent quality."

    "The voyage visited Madeira,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 81263

  12. Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa.
    BARROW, John. Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa.

    1806

    Second, and best, edition of this influential survey of South Africa, which has a particular focus on the Cape Colony. First published in 1801-4, here the text is revised, expanded and corrected and 8 superb aquatint plates after Samuel Daniell added. Barrow accompanied Lord Macartney, as private secretary, on his mission to the Cape of Good Hope in... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 81260

  13. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
    BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:

    London : 1806

    First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam" (Hill), being a description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. The account is superbly illustrated with aquatints of views, "types," and natural history specimens, Abbey commending the aquatinting as "of excellent quality."

    "The voyage visited Madeira,... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 80780

  14. The Life of Edmund Musgrave Barrtelot.
    BARTTELOT, Walter George. The Life of Edmund Musgrave Barrtelot.

    London : 1890

    Third edition, published in the same year as the first. Intended by his brother as a detailed corrective to the account of Major Barttelot's conduct in command of the Rear Column, which Stanley had given in his In Darkest Africa. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 66691

  15. The Holy Land, Egypt, Constantinople, Athens, etc. etc.
    BEDFORD, Francis, & W. M. Thompson. The Holy Land, Egypt, Constantinople, Athens, etc. etc.

    London : [c.1866-7]

    First edition thus, notably scarce, comprising some superb views of Egypt (10), Palestine (23), Lebanon (8), Syria (1), Constantinople (3), and Athens (3). Francis Bedford (1815-1894), one of the most important photographers of the period, his work characterised by it "rich tonalities" (ODNB), was the first photographer to accompany a Royal Tour.

    In... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 142282

  16. General Orders for the Information and Guidance of the Officers and Men,
    BENIN EXPEDITION 1897. General Orders for the Information and Guidance of the Officers and Men,

    [No place : 1897]

    Expedition leader Sir Harry Rawson's copy, his accompanying memo headed in pencil "Admiral's Copy". A genuinely rare and remarkable survival, these highly ephemeral orders relate to the punitive expedition conducted by the British against Benin in 1897; "justified as a legitimate military action... this brutal, violent colonial episode effectively... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 143425

  17. The campaign of Adowa and the rise of Menelik.
    BERKELEY, George F-H. The campaign of Adowa and the rise of Menelik.

    Westminster : 1902

    First edition of this detailed account of the first Italo-Ethiopian War, profusely annotated and corrected by the author in 1935, in preparation for the second edition, published the same year, very certainly on the occasion of the Second Italo-Ethiopian War. The author's corrections are in ink, pencil, and crayon, and include a loosely inserted rewriting... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 133223

  18. From the Darkness of Africa to the Light of America:
    BESOLOW, Thomas Edward. From the Darkness of Africa to the Light of America:

    Boston : 1891

    First edition thus, second overall, the earliest realistically procurable edition of the author's first book. Besolow (1857-1948) was born of Vai parents at Bendu, Liberia. He studied in America before coming back to Cape Mount, where he served as county attorney, member of the House of Representatives, and was appointed associate justice of the Supreme... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 34016

  19. A Nomad in the South Sudan.
    BORRADAILE, Colin; as Ben Assher (pseud). A Nomad in the South Sudan.

    London : 1928

    First edition of this scarce administrative memoir, the author noting in his Foreword that he spent two years as a political officer "in the employ of the Sudan Government". His "condescending remarks" towards the Nuer people are remarked on by Anderson & Killingray (eds) in Policing the Empire: Government, Authority and Control, 1830-1940 (Manchester... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 114459

  20. A Nomad in the South Sudan.
    BORRADAILE, Colin; as Ben Assher (pseud). A Nomad in the South Sudan.

    London : 1928

    First edition of this uncommon administrative memoir, Borradaile noting in his Foreword that he spent two years as a political officer "in the employ of the Sudan Government". His "condescending remarks" towards the Nuer people are remarked on by Anderson & Killingray (eds) in Policing the Empire: Government, Authority and Control, 1830-1940 (Manchester... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 102174

  21. Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery to Africa and Arabia,
    BOTELER, Thomas. Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery to Africa and Arabia,

    London : 1835

    First edition, commercially rather uncommon. Sir Richard Burton, in a footnote in his Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo (1876) described the journeys of the Leven and Barracouta as "this great surveying undertaking".

    "Following the re-establishment of British sovereignty in South Africa at the conclusion of the Napoleonic... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 117586

  22. The Martial-Field of Europe:
    BOYER, Abel. The Martial-Field of Europe:

    London : 1694

    First edition. One of the first works published by this versatile French-born lexicographer, journalist and historian, being a survey of places and occurrences during the recent Nine Years' War, also known as the War of the Grand Alliance, and dedicated to the 2nd duke of Ormond who had served with distinction. Boyer (1667?1729) may himself have taken... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141293

  23. A Twenty Years Struggle in South Africa.
    BRAUN, Dietrich E. A Twenty Years Struggle in South Africa.

    [c.1918]

    Inscribed by the author on the title page "To Mrs. Walter Meyer from the author Dietrich E. Braun, 1953". Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 52085

  24. A Season in Paradise.
    BREYTENBACH, Breyten. A Season in Paradise.

    London : 1980

    First UK edition, first impression, of the author's anti-apartheid travelogue. Closely monitored by the Security Police from the start of his expedition in his native South Africa, Breytenbach finally had to carry on under an assumed identity. Originally published in Holland in the same year, under the title Een seizoen in het paradijs. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 99835

  25. Travels in Africa, Egypt, and Syria, from the Year 1792 to 1798.
    BROWNE, William George. Travels in Africa, Egypt, and Syria, from the Year 1792 to 1798.

    London : 1806

    Second edition, enlarged, first published in 1799. "This important work contains the earliest information in English about Darfur (Sudan). Browne, inspired by Bruce's travels, went to Egypt in 1792 hoping to explore the oases in the eastern Sahara and to journey to the source of the White Nile. He reached El Fashur in Darfur and was the first Englishman... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 97302

  26. Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile,
    BRUCE, James. Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile,

    Edinburgh : 1790

    First edition of "one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB), this set untrimmed and uncommon thus. "Although the Nile was Bruce's main objective, as a polyglot, diplomat, artist, and amateur scientist, he imagined advancing all areas of learning, and in many ways he succeeded. He recorded detailed descriptions of the people,... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 107966

  27. The Shirè Highlands.
    BUCHANAN, John. The Shirè Highlands.

    Edinburgh and London : 1885

    First edition.

    John Buchanan (1855-1896) was a Scottish missionary, horticulturist, and planter. Appointed by the Church of Scotland in 1846 to be gardener at its mission in Blantyre (now in Malawi), he was soon after sent to open another one, in the territory of Chief Mlumbe, for which he picked "a site on the Mulunguzi River, which within a... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 121840

  28. Travels in Nubia;
    BURCKHARDT, John Lewis. Travels in Nubia;

    London : 1822

    Second edition, first published in 1819. Burckhardt's travels were made under the aegis of the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa. He arrived in London in 1806, and after failing to obtain a diplomatic posting he approached Sir Joseph Banks, one of the chief supporters of the Association, with a letter of introduction... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 80371

  29. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S.
    BURTON, Richard F. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S.

    London : 1863

    First edition. "Newly married and needing employment, Burton approached the Foreign Office for a consular position, hoping for the post at Damascus. Instead, he was offered the consulship at Fernando Po, a small, unhealthy island in the Bight of Biafra on the west African coast. When he accepted the position on 27 March 1861 he requested to retain his... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 74797

  30. Moorish Recipes.
    BUTE, John Crichton-Stuart, 4th marquess of. Moorish Recipes.

    Edinburgh : 1954

    First edition, limited to 185 copies, this numbered 21 on the limitation slip mounted on the front pastedown, no copies of this limited edition traced institutionally. Perhaps the earliest English cookbook devoted solely to Arab cuisine, with detailed instructions for some 80 dishes.

    "The first purpose of this book is to provide, for those Europeans... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 139749

  31. Early 20th-century album of watercolour sketches of tribal people, featuring body ornament and modification.
    CAMEROON. Early 20th-century album of watercolour sketches of tribal people, featuring body ornament and modification.

    c.1910

    Extremely unusual series of anonymous watercolour sketches, apparently taken from life, in an oddly modernist and highly expressive style, largely comprising sensitive, individualised portraits, virtually all of them incorporating detail of accoutrements and scarification. The majority of the images are half-length portraits, in the main worked in thin,... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 117750

  32. Observations on the Passage to India through Egypt,
    CAPPER, James. Observations on the Passage to India through Egypt,

    London : 1783

    First edition. Capper was educated at Harrow and joined the army of the East India Company "in His Majesty's Train of Artillery in the East Indies, First as a soldier cadet and later as an officer. He was then for a while a free merchant in Bengal before becoming in 1768 a captain in the Madras army and in 1769 senior writer for the presidency of Bengal... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 88377

  33. Military Life in Algeria.
    CASTELLANE, Louis Charles Pierre, comte de. Military Life in Algeria.

    London : 1853

    First edition in English, originally published as Souvenirs de la vie militaire en Afrique in Paris in 1852. The author, Louis Charles Pierre Castellane (1827-1884) was a French military officer and the second son of the Marshal of France Boniface de Castellane, appointed to Algeria in 1837.

    According to a note from the "Globe" (printed on the... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139287

  34. Souvenirs of Military Life in Algeria.
    CASTELLANE, Louis Charles Pierre, comte de. Souvenirs of Military Life in Algeria.

    London : 1886

    Second edition in English, first published as Military Life in Algeria (Hurst and Blackett, 1853), and originally published as Souvenirs de la vie militaire en Afrique in Paris in 1852. The author, Louis Charles Pierre Castellane (1827-1884) was a French military officer and the second son of the Marshal of France Boniface de Castellane, appointed to... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 100786

  35. One Hundred Years' History of The 2nd Batt. West India Regiment.
    CAULFEILD, James E.W.S., Colonel. One Hundred Years' History of The 2nd Batt. West India Regiment.

    London : 1898

    First and only edition. Extremely uncommon, just two locations, BL and Kensington and Chelsea library, on WorldCat. "The narrative covers the period stated in uniform detail. It has good coverage of several little-known operations in the West Indies and in West Africa" (Perkins). Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 103997

  36. Photograph album of views in the Maghreb and Egypt.
    CAVILLA, Antonio - MOROCCO and TUNISIA. Photograph album of views in the Maghreb and Egypt.

    [c.1900]

    Highly interesting album that includes an extensive series of scarce prints by Antonio Cavilla, whose pioneering studio in Tangier during the last two decades of the 19th century produced some of the finest images of the Maghreb; 19 of these carry his wet stamp on the print, and another 24 are unsigned but almost certainly from his atelier.

    "'Nineteenth-century... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 143538

  37. Sketches in Egypt, 1930 - an album of original watercolours.
    CHAMBERLAIN-ANDREWS, Victor William. Sketches in Egypt, 1930 - an album of original watercolours.

    Egypt : 1930-2

    An extremely appealing collection of highly competent "officer quality" sketches. The subject matter is fairly typical - views on the Nile, in Cairo, the Ibrahim Agha mosque, in and around Damietta, Mansoura and Talkha, and a sequence of smaller "snap shots" of types, mat making, the forge, the vegetable shop - but the treatment and technique are... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 141303

  38. Through Jungle and Desert.
    CHANLER, William Astor. Through Jungle and Desert.

    London : 1896

    First edition of this "well-written work of discovery, adventure and big game hunting" (Czech). Chanler (1867-1934), a wealthy young American, visited German East Africa in 1889 and explored the area around Kilimanjaro. In 1892 he and a friend, Arthur Donaldson Smith, decided to explore the region north of the Tana River in what is now Kenya, engaging... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 119309

  39. The Viceroy of Ouidah.
    CHATWIN, Bruce. The Viceroy of Ouidah.

    London : 1980

    First edition, first impression, of the author's second book. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 141984

  40. The Viceroy of Ouidah.
    CHATWIN, Bruce. The Viceroy of Ouidah.

    London : 1980

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 107723

  41. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.

    London : 1900

    First edition, first impression, of Churchill's account of his experiences as a war correspondent in the Second Boer War; "a splendid book both aesthetically and from a literary standpoint, the Ladysmith is one of the most sought-after titles in the canon" (Langworth).

    "The volume essentially consists of 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 148953

  42. The River War.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The River War.

    London, New York and Bombay : 1899

    First edition, first impression, second state - minor typographic error (second inverted comma missing after THE 'LONDON GAZETTE') corrected on p. 459 of volume II - of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2000 copies published on 6 November 1899" (Woods). It includes, of course, his account of the... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 94904

  43. The River War.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The River War.

    London, New York and Bombay : 1899

    First edition, first impression, second state (with the inverted comma inserted after THE 'LONDON GAZETTE' on p. 459 of the second volume). Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898). "Overcoming the objections of Kitchener, the commander-in-chief of the expeditionary force, Churchill obtained a temporary... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 137018

  44. The River War.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The River War.

    London, New York and Bombay : 1899

    First edition, first impression, second state (with the inverted comma inserted after THE 'LONDON GAZETTE' on p. 459 of the second volume). Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898). "Overcoming the objections of Kitchener, the commander-in-chief of the expeditionary force, Churchill obtained a temporary... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 137021

  45. The River War.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The River War.

    London : 1899

    First edition, first impression, second state, with minor typographic error on p. 459 of volume II corrected (so that the second inverted comma in the line THE 'LONDON GAZETTE' is now present). The River War was Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2,000 copies published on 6 November 1899" (Woods).... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 105504

  46. Ian Hamilton's March.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Ian Hamilton's March.

    London : 1900

    First edition, first printing, first issue. Publisher's records indicate that 5,003 copies were printed. "The volume consists of 17 letters to the Morning Post, beginning with that of 31 March 1900 and concluding with that of 14 June in contrast to London to Ladysmith, the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 111705

  47. Ian Hamilton's March.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Ian Hamilton's March.

    London : 1900

    First edition, first impression. Publisher's records indicate that 5,003 copies were printed. "The volume consists of 17 letters to the Morning Post, beginning with that of 31 March 1900 and concluding with that of 14 June in contrast to London to Ladysmith, the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 94373

  48. Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages.

    London : 1899

    Unbound pre-publication sheets of Churchill's second book, with his holograph corrections, some quite extensive, to 17 pages. Working papers from the early part of Churchill's writing career are exceedingly uncommon. Just one minor correction marked here seems to have been adopted in the published version, but a number were taken up in the single-volume... Learn More
    £18,500.00

    Stock Code: 90104

  49. Three Native Accounts of the Visit of the Bishop of Natal in September and October, 1859,
    COLENSO, J.W. Three Native Accounts of the Visit of the Bishop of Natal in September and October, 1859,

    Pietermaritzburg and Durban : 1901

    Third edition, first published in 1860. Bi-lingual text. Colenso was consecrated Bishop of Natal in 1853 and settled there in 1855; "Unfailingly energetic, by 1857 he had completed the cathedral in Pietermaritzburg and churches in Durban and Richmond he had soon learned enough of the Zulu language to be able to teach and confirm. Colenso from the first... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 51733

  50. Notes for Officers appointed to East Africa and Uganda.
    COLONIAL OFFICE. Notes for Officers appointed to East Africa and Uganda.

    London : 1914

    Third edition, with the bookplate of (W.) Harold Ingrams, the noted colonial officer who wrote a similar handbook for officers on Zanzibar and was known as a "charming, genial, humorous, and a slightly eccentric 'character'" (ODNB). Also with the ownership inscription of the novelist Alan Sillitoe to the front free endpaper. All iterations are rare,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 122798

  51. A Diary of the Travels.
    CORVINUS PRESS: TILLERY, John. A Diary of the Travels.

    [London] : 1938

    First and only edition, limited to 40 copies for personal distribution by Viscount Carlow, founder of the Corvinus Press, as a Christmas gift, this copy inscribed on the presentation leaf "For Eileen, from Carlow, 1938". The text was printed verbatim from the original manuscript, which is now in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. It is today... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 122044

  52. Cunnie Rabbit, Mr. Spider and the Other Beef:
    CRONISE, Florence M., & Henry W. Ward. Cunnie Rabbit, Mr. Spider and the Other Beef:

    London : 1903

    First edition, first impression. Other than a few sporadic printings of individual tales, this is the first printed collection of West African folk tales, with multiple appearances of Anansi, here rendered as "Mr. Spider". The authors, who collected the stories from children in a mission school in Africa, preserve the tales in the West African dialect,... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 122261

  53. The Gospel on the Banks of the Niger. Journals and Notices of the Native Missionaries accompanying the Niger Expedition of 1857-1859.
    CROWTHER, Samuel, & John Christopher Taylor. The Gospel on the Banks of the Niger. Journals and Notices of the Native Missionaries accompanying the Niger Expedition of 1857-1859.

    London : 1859

    First edition. Decidedly uncommon, just 8 copies on Library Hub, with only single copy noted at auction. The only published account of the Third Niger Expedition which was intended to "establish trading stations on the Niger's banks" profiting from trade in their immediate locales, but also taking advantage of proximity to Kano, the "most important... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 98141

  54. Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa.
    CUMMING, Roualeyn Gordon. Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa.

    London : 1850

    "One of the classics of African big game hunting and exploration a necessary title in the big game library" (Czech). First edition of a book that enjoyed a huge vogue, going through numerous editions during the 19th century in its abridged form and under the more eye-catching title, The Lion Hunter of South Africa.

    The extravagantly named Roualeyn... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 143111

  55. Discours sur les causes du débordement du Nil.
    CUREAU DE LA CHAMBRE, Marin. Discours sur les causes du débordement du Nil.

    Paris : 1665

    First edition of this scarce treatise concerning the causes of the flooding of the Nile, for the first time published separately, previously included in his Pensées of 1634 and 1662; from the celebrated library of Henry M. Blackmer II, with his bookplate.

    This could perhaps be a presentation copy, as in addition to the gilt supralibros there... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 41178

  56. The Peoples of Zanzibar: their Customs and Religious Beliefs.
    DALE, Godfrey. The Peoples of Zanzibar: their Customs and Religious Beliefs.

    London : 1920

    First edition. The author was Archdeacon of Zanzibar, his book was intended in the first instance as a manual to visitors and travellers to Zanzibar, but also to give readers at home some idea of the difficulties encountered by the Mission's staff. Contemporary ownership inscription of R.J. Gilpin to the front free endpaper, and notes in the same hand... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 95268

  57. 138060
    DAVIS, Nathan. Inscriptions in the Phoenician Character,

    London : 1863

    First and sole edition, uncommon; an important record of the Punic stelae unearthed by one of the most remarkable figures in 19th century archaeology, the little known Nathan Davis (1819-1882), "clergyman, adventurer and snake-handler extraordinaire" (Freed), who conducted pioneering excavations at Carthage in the late 1850s, preceding the work of his... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 138060

  58. Grammatica Linguae Mauro-Arabicae juxta vernaculi idiomatic usum. Accessit vocabularium latino-mauro-arabicum.
    DOMBAY, Franz Lorenz von. Grammatica Linguae Mauro-Arabicae juxta vernaculi idiomatic usum. Accessit vocabularium latino-mauro-arabicum.

    Vienna : 1800

    First edition of the first study of the dialect of the Maghreb, considered by Johann Fück to be the "First scientific contribution to the scientific study of Arab dialects". Dombay (1756-1810), an Austrian born at Vienna, studied oriental languages at the Maria-Theresa College before being sent to Morocco as an interpreter, subsequently serving in... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 96768

  59. Experiments.
    DOUGLAS, Norman. Experiments.

    London : 1925

    First UK trade edition, first impression, originally printed privately at Florence in April 1925. "The text differs from both the privately printed and American editions. It contains the revised version of "D. H. Lawrence and Maurice Magnus: A Plea for Better Manners", not included in the privately printed edition, and the book-reviews and dedication... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 97955

  60. Experiments.
    DOUGLAS, Norman. Experiments.

    London : 1925

    First trade edition, first impression. Collected essays, including the author's study of Charles Doughty's Arabia Deserta. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 89330

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