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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 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. African playing concert piano.
    BENTLEY, Nicolas. African playing concert piano.

    c.1961

    A conductor watches in slight bemusement as an African in full tribal costume enthusiastically plays piano before a rapt concert audience. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 67103

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. The Darien Papers: being a Selection of original Letters and official Documents relating to the Establishment of a Colony at Darien by the Company of Scotland trading to Africa and the Indies. 1695-1700.
    BURTON, John H. (ed.) The Darien Papers: being a Selection of original Letters and official Documents relating to the Establishment of a Colony at Darien by the Company of Scotland trading to Africa and the Indies. 1695-1700.

    Edinburgh : 1849

    First edition of this printing of the letters and documents relating to the ill-fated Darien Scheme, Scotland's aborted attempt to found a colony, leading to bankruptcy and necessitating the Act of Union with England. The Bannatyne Club was founded by Walter to Scott to print rare works of Scottish interest, printing 116 volumes between its founding... Learn More
    £1,100.00

    Stock Code: 125768

  14. 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

  15. Horn of Africa. [Advance proof copy.]
    CAPUTO, Philip. Horn of Africa. [Advance proof copy.]

    London : 1981

    Advance proof copy of the first UK edition, inscribed by the author "For Benjamin Bruce, 'Dink', friend from the old days, and friend forever, Philip Caputo, Livingston, MT. August, 2013". Benjamin "Dink" Bruce was a cult figure in Key West, the writers' haven in Florida where Caputo moved "to write and fish" (McCarthy, A Book Lover's Guide to Florida,... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 107941

  16. Horn of Africa.
    CAPUTO, Philip. Horn of Africa.

    New York : 1980

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "For Dink Bruce, Regards from your friend and temporary tenant, Philip Caputo. Sept., 1980" on the half-title. The recipient was Benjamin "Dink" Bruce, a cult figure in Key West, the writers' haven in Florida where Caputo moved in order "to write and fish" (McCarthy, A Book Lover's... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 107937

  17. The African Witch.
    CARY, Joyce. The African Witch.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression of this novel set in Africa, heavily influenced by the author's experiences in Nigeria as a colonial officer. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 106271

  18. The African Witch.
    CARY, Joyce. The African Witch.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression. A novel set in Africa and heavily influenced by the author's experiences in Nigeria as a colonial officer. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 93560

  19. The African Witch.
    CARY, Joyce. The African Witch.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression. The author's third book. Learn More
    £120.00

    Stock Code: 34293

  20. The African Witch.
    CARY, Joyce. The African Witch.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression of the author's third book. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 32403

  21. 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

  22. My African Journey.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. My African Journey.

    London : 1908

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 120930

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

    London : 1914

    Third edition. All iterations are rare, with three copies of a 1912 printing in libraries, and none of this edition. The book was intended to prepare officer for life in East Africa proffering such advice as "a sun-helmet should always be worn between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m" (p. 40), "hot baths are both stimulating and refreshing" (p. 42), and... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 122800

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. Emin Pasha in Central Africa.
    EMIN PASHA. Emin Pasha in Central Africa.

    London, : 1888

    First edition. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 27444

  27. The African Queen.
    FORESTER, C. S. The African Queen.

    Boston : 1935

    First US edition, first printing. Forester's novel, also published in the UK the same year, was adapted into the highly successful film in 1951 starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 130015

  28. The African Queen.
    FORESTER, C. S. The African Queen.

    London : 1935

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 98902

  29. East Africa Royal Commission Report 1953-1955.
    FRIEDMAN, Milton - GREAT BRITAIN: ROYAL COMMISSION. East Africa Royal Commission Report 1953-1955.

    London : 1955

    First edition, from the library of Nobel Prize-winning American economist Milton Friedman. The commission's important examination of the economic development, living conditions, industrial activities, agricultural advances, and social issues across British East AfricaKenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika (now part of modern day Tanzania)was completed in two... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 119535

  30. Themes and Attitudes in Modern African Writing.
    GORDIMER, Nadine. Themes and Attitudes in Modern African Writing.

    [Ann Arbor, MI] : 1970

    An offprint from the Michigan Quarterly Review, Vol. IX, No. 4, Fall, 1970. Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014) was a South African writer and political activist known for her writing that documented apartheid in the country. She was the recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in literature. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 77452

  31. Remarkable lengthy autograph letter signed, with advice for Louis A. Lucas on the essential requirements for successful exploration in Africa.
    GORDON, Charles George. Remarkable lengthy autograph letter signed, with advice for Louis A. Lucas on the essential requirements for successful exploration in Africa.

    Labore : 1876

    An unusually long letter, in which Gordon goes into great detail about the difficulties of African exploration, revealing his exasperation at Lucas's behaviour, and his frustration at Lucas's unwillingness to heed the advice of someone far more experienced in African travel.

    Louis Arthur Lucas (1851-1876) was the only surviving son of Philip... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 125725

  32. African Sketchbook.
    GREENE, Graham; FRANCK, Frederick. African Sketchbook.

    New York : 1962

    First US edition, first printing. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 105469

  33. South African War Books.
    HACKETT, R. G. South African War Books.

    London : 1994

    First edition, first impression, one of the specially bound deluxe copies of this essential reference on South African War books. One of 1200 copies printed only. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 118116

  34. Somaliland.
    HAMILTON, Angus. Somaliland.

    London : 1911

    First edition of this important eye-witness account of the British campaigns in Somaliland. Hamilton (1874-1913), the son of an officer who served with the 2nd West India Regiment, and of the line of the Hamilton baronets of Silvertonhill, Lanarkshire, was a special correspondent, attached to the 6th King's African Rifles. He had visited Korea in 1903-4... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140253

  35. Narrative of an Expedition into Southern Africa, during the Years 1836, and 1837,
    HARRIS, William Cornwallis. Narrative of an Expedition into Southern Africa, during the Years 1836, and 1837,

    Bombay : 1838

    First issue of the first Bombay edition, which predates the first London by a year, "scarce" (Czech). Harris was commissioned in the Bombay Engineers in 1823, promoted captain in 1834 and major in 1836. Invalided to South Africa for two years, on the voyage out he joined up with Richard Williamson, a Bombay civil servant, deciding to undertake a big... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 98148

  36. Green Hills of Africa.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Green Hills of Africa.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, first printing. His second major venture into non-fiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known interest in - and fascination with... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 77576

  37. Green Hills of Africa.
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Green Hills of Africa.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, first printing, in Grissom's "Jacket B": with the green band on the back panel of the jacket extending through nine lines of text (he refers to these as "styles" of jacket and not "states"). Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 88529

  38. The Making of The African Queen.
    HEPBURN, Katharine. The Making of The African Queen.

    New York : 1987

    Uncorrected proof copy of Hepburn's first book. Though unmarked as such, this copy is from the library of Hepburn's agent, Freya Manston, who, together with Hepburn, prevented the publication of the book in this form, as they were unhappy with the quality of the typography and the lack of illustrations. It was published later the same year in a more... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 111433

  39. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
    HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.

    London : 1841-43

    Scarce fifth edition of this important and justly famous publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become the standard manual for the eastern navigation; this copy with an excellent nautical pedigree, having passed through the hands of a trio of American sea captains.

    Provenance: mounted on a preliminary... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 139134

  40. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
    HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.

    London : 1841-43

    An exceptionally well-preserved copy, presented here in an American naval officer's portable book box - as such remarkably uncommon - with the additional appeal of a series of original holograph coastal profiles. This is the fifth edition of this important publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become... Learn More
    £30,000.00

    Stock Code: 126537

  41. Remarkable photographic archive of American life and mercantile enterprise in French West Africa during the 1930s.
    IVORY COAST. Remarkable photographic archive of American life and mercantile enterprise in French West Africa during the 1930s.

    Ivory Coast : 1932-6

    A unique and vivid archive of extraordinary breadth, comprising nearly 1,200 images that provide a striking panorama of colonial life in the Ivory Coast during the 1930s, as seen through the eyes of Brents Rowlett Gruber, wife of Lewis H. Gruber, an American entrepreneur from Louisville, Kentucky, who was involved in the logging industry and ran a Chevrolet... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 119443

  42. The Unknown Horn of Africa:
    JAMES, F. L. The Unknown Horn of Africa:

    London : 1888

    First edition of this important monograph, a truly superior copy of a book often found in calamitous condition. "The coloured plates of birds in the more scarce first issue are especially handsome" (Czech). While not in the red pictorial cloth, all other signs are that this is a first issue; the colouring of the plates is particularly skilful.

    Frank... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 60741

  43. W. N. McMillan's Expeditions and Big Game Hunting in Sudan, Abyssinia, & British East Africa.
    JESSEN, B. H. W. N. McMillan's Expeditions and Big Game Hunting in Sudan, Abyssinia, & British East Africa.

    London : 1906

    First edition. "A very scarce title due to its private printing, in this, Jessen a Norwegian, recounts four hunting trips in Africa with the McMillans of St. Louis, Missouri. The first expedition along the Blue Nile in 1902 records only a few gazelle hunts. In 1904, a second trip carried the McMillan party along the Upper Baro River of Abyssinia with... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 97963

  44. A Voyage to Abyssinia by Father Jerome Lobo, a Portuguese Jesuit.
    JOHNSON, Samuel (trans.); LOBO, Jerónimo. A Voyage to Abyssinia by Father Jerome Lobo, a Portuguese Jesuit.

    London [but Birmingham] : 1735

    First edition, first issue (title printed in red and black), of Samuel Johnson's first published work, his unaccredited translation of Joachim Le Grand's 1728 French edition of Jerónimo Lobo's previously unpublished account of his missionary travels in Ethiopia.

    In 1733 Johnson was staying in Birmingham with his lifelong friend Edmund Hector,... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 144657

  45. Journal of a Visit to South Africa, in 1815, and 1816.
    LATROBE, Christian Ignatius. Journal of a Visit to South Africa, in 1815, and 1816.

    London : 1818

    First edition. Latrobe's account - characteristic of the man, "devout, but most companionable, and energetic in mind and body" - is much enhanced by the superbly coloured plates after sketches by the author himself and John Melville, Government Surveyor of the Cape, who accompanied him.

    Latrobe was sent out to South Africa in response to the... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 143506

  46. Journal of a Visit to South Africa, in 1815, and 1816.
    LATROBE, Christian Ignatius. Journal of a Visit to South Africa, in 1815, and 1816.

    London : 1818

    First edition. Latrobe was sent out to South Africa in response to the request of Moravian missionaries at Genadendal and Groenekloof for a minister to visit them. "The Governor of the Cape had expressed a wish that a third station should be opened, and in order to choose a site the author travelled through a large part of the country right up to the... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 87170

  47. My Reminiscences of East Africa.
    LETTOW-VORBECK, Paul Emil von. My Reminiscences of East Africa.

    London : [1922]

    Second English edition, two years after the first, which was published in the same year as the Leipzig German first. A "classic memoir by the commander of German forces in East Africa" (Edward G. Lengel, World War I Memories, 2004). A fascinating copy much enhanced by the addition of a quantity of related material, including an autograph letter and... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 120521

  48. A portion of the original manuscript of Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa,
    LIVINGSTONE, David. A portion of the original manuscript of Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa,

    London : 1857

    A remarkable fragment, the only portion of the original manuscript of Missionary Travels known to remain in private hands. We understand that all other manuscript material is held in the John Murray Archive at the National Library of Scotland. Together with an autograph letter signed from Livingstone's sister, sending the manuscript fragment, and a... Learn More
    £65,000.00

    Stock Code: 139047

  49. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;
    LIVINGSTONE, David. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

    London : 1857

    First edition, Bradlow's variant 7: the frontispiece and plates facing pages 66 and 225 are wood-engravings by Whymper; the extra leaf after page 8 is absent. Gaston Renard called this variant the third issue, but as many as 11 variants of the first edition are known and a reliable order of precedence has never been established: it is now accepted that... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 119257

  50. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;
    LIVINGSTONE, David. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;

    London : 1857

    First edition, Bradlow's variant 2: the frontispiece and plates facing pages 66 and 225 are all tinted lithographs by T. Picken, and the extra leaf after page 8 is absent. Frank R. Thorold called this the first issue, and Gaston Renard believed it to be the second, but as many as 11 variants of the first edition are known and a reliable order of precedence... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 119267

  51. A Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa, In the Years 1818, 19, and 20;
    LYON, George Francis. A Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa, In the Years 1818, 19, and 20;

    London : 1821

    First edition of this account of the British North Africa expedition led by Joseph Ritchie that sought to reach the Niger from the north. 'During the closing years of the eighteenth century and the first decade of the nineteenth several British expeditions had been sent into the interior of North Africa for the sole purpose of delineating the course... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 91133

  52. Africana;
    MACDONALD, Duff. Africana;

    London : 1882

    First edition of this important account of Malawi, from the celebrated travel collection of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, with his pencilled initials to the half-titles. Macdonald (1850-1929) arrived in the Shire Highlands in July 1878 as the first ordained minister of the newly-established Church of Scotland mission at Blantyre. During his tenure the mission... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 119304

  53. Some Evidence of Things Seen.
    MANDELA, Nelson - ALBERTS, Paul. Some Evidence of Things Seen.

    Rivonia, South Africa : 1997

    Signed limited edition, number 4 of 50 copies signed by Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Albie Sachs and Paul Alberts. A remarkable collaboration, this is the only limited edition signed by both Mandela and Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winners in 1993 and 1984 respectively.

    Mandela and Tutu's signatures are complimented by the signature of the photographer... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 147006

  54. Original poster for Mandela's candidacy for President of South Africa, 1994.
    MANDELA, Nelson. Original poster for Mandela's candidacy for President of South Africa, 1994.

    1994

    The poster used for Mandela's historic run for the Presidency of South Africa in 1994, where he was elected in a landslide as the first black President of the country, in the nation's first election held with universal suffrage for all races, marking the end of apartheid.

    This poster was collected at the time by a South African looking to preserve... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 145303

  55. A Dictionary of South African English on Historical Principles.
    MANDELA, Nelson. A Dictionary of South African English on Historical Principles.

    Oxford : 1996

    First edition, number 66 of 100 copies signed on the title page by Nelson Mandela, in his capacity as Founder and Chairperson of the Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund. The book is the culmination of over three decades' work towards a thoroughly historical dictionary of South African English, published by the Oxford University Press. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 105442

  56. Zambesia: England's El Dorado in Africa,
    MATHERS, Edward Peter. Zambesia: England's El Dorado in Africa,

    London : 1891

    First edition. Author's presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "Frank Taylor Esq. With the author's compliments". Essentially a much needed collation of all known information regarding the area that became Rhodesia and, as such, the work went through several editions. "There is a full account of the Mashonas and Matabeles, and also... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 125011

  57. South African Bibliography.
    MENDELSSOHN, Sidney. South African Bibliography.

    London : 1910

    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies. A landmark of comprehensive bibliography, Mendelssohn's South African Bibliography remains unsurpassed, giving 10,000 entries for books in all languages. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 118135

  58. Across East African Glaciers.
    MEYER, Hans. Across East African Glaciers.

    London : 1891

    First edition in English of this landmark in mountaineering literature, describing the first ascent of Kilimanjaro, originally published in German the previous year, and "a most handsome volume" (Neate), illustrated with a series of atmospheric mounted photographs and watercolours after photographs; this copy in a variant binding with multicolour blocking... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 119311

  59. The Handbook of Nyasaland,
    NYASALAND PROTECTORATE, now Malawi. The Handbook of Nyasaland,

    Zomba : [1908]

    First edition of this scarce general descriptive and economic guide to the country.WorldCat and Library Hub locate just one copy in institutions worldwide, at the Bibliothek der Humboldt-Universitat.

    Established as a British Protectorate in 1907, Nyasaland became an independent African state in 1964 and was renamed Malawi. An asterisked note... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 137103

  60. Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa:
    PARK, Mungo. Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa:

    London : 1799

    First edition of one of the earliest Western accounts of the hitherto little-known interior of Africa. This lively narrative "had an immediate success. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the indigenous peoples, have remained... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 142647

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