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THESIGER, Wilfred. The Life of My Choice.
London : 1987First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page with his printed name struck through, of this autobiography by "the greatest of twentieth century explorers" (ODNB), notable for his two crossings of the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula.
Thesiger's career began when, at the age of 23, he led a fully-funded Royal Geographical... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 150511
MATHERS, Edward Peter. Zambesia: England's El Dorado in Africa,
London : 1891First 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
OSWELL, William Cotton; OSWELL, W. Edward (ed.) William Cotton Oswell, Hunter and Explorer. The Story of his Life.
New York : 1900First US edition, same year as the UK. Cotton was educated at Rugby and Haileybury, the Company's seminary, before taking up a post as assistant collector at Arcot. Transferring to Madras he "won celebrity as an elephant-catcher" (ODNB). Ill health forced him to leave India for South Africa; "There he spent two years in hunting and became acquainted... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 127570
LAWRENCE, T. E. A Brief Record of The Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force
Cairo : 1919First edition, first impression, more commonly found in buff paper wrappers, O'Brien commenting that only "a few copies" were bound in cloth, scarce in this state. A "collaborator's copy" bearing the name of Corporal E. W. Grater on the official compliments slip pasted to the front free endpaper, which is signed by the editor Lieutenant-Colonel Harry... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 108776
LIVINGSTONE, David. A portion of the original manuscript of Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa,
London : 1857A 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
WATERMEYER, Egidius Benedictus. Three Lectures on the Cape of Good Hope,
Cape Town : 1857First edition, this copy inscribed on the first blank: "D. Schönberg Esqr. with the writer's respects". Series of lectures delivered by "Ben" Watermeyer (1824-67), jurist and founding Member of the Cape Legislative Assembly, to "supply the urgently felt want" for at least some "slight information" on the history of South Africa "before it became a... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 135581
SHAW, Bernard. The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God.
London : 1932First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the half-title to the female missionary who inspired the book, nine days after its publication, "Dear Miss Shaw, on the eve of a voyage round the world on which I am taking your latest proofsheets to read I send you this story, for which you are really responsible,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 103294
WESTERN DESERT - WESSEL, Wilhelm. Three original artworks.
1942Three fine studies made in the field by German war artist Wilhelm Wessel (1904-1971), Rommel's kriegsmaler, conveying a genuine sense of reportage and executed while Wessel was serving as an officer with the Afrikakorps.
Original black-and-white charcoal drawing on pale grey paper signed "Wih. Wessel 42", measuring 460 x 590 mm; inscribed lower... Learn More£11,500.00
Stock Code: 136644
MANDELA, Nelson - MATTHIESSEN, Peter. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.
New York : 1983First edition, first printing. Presentation copy for Nelson Mandela, inscribed on the half-title recto by the author "For Nelson Mandela with greatest respect, and thanks, and kindest regards. Peter Matthiessen. August 1990", and additionally inscribed by a leading member of the Leonard Peltier defence committee: "Nelson Mandela, in this lifetime, on... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 132382
ARKELL-HARDWICK, Alfred. An Ivory Trader in North Kenia:
London : 1903First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on recto of frontispiece, "To H. E. Sir William MacGregor KCMG, with the author's compliments, 3/8/1904", and additionally inscribed on the frontispiece portrait, "yours faithfully, A. Arkell-Hardwick". This a particularly appealing and smart copy of a classic and decidedly... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 148747
AL-HAKIM, Tawfiq. Journal d'un substitut de campagne.
Cairo : 1939First 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
AL-HAKIM, Tawfiq. Journal d'un substitut de campagne.
Cairo : 1939First 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
RHOTERT, Hans, ed. Transjordanien. Vorgeschichtliche Forschungen.
Stuttgart : 1938First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Rhotert on the front free endpaper to an unnamed recipient, thanking them for their support for the Forschungsinstituts für Kulturmorphologie. The leader's account of the work of the Nordgruppe der XII. Deutschen-Innerafrikanischen Forschungsexpedition in the Transjordan and Libya includes the first scientific... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 92497
YACOUBI, Ahmed. Alchemist's Cookbook.
Tuscon : 1972First edition, first paperback printing, signed by the author on the title page and in beautiful condition. This collection of 125 recipes "based on the ancient science of Moroccan cuisine" is uncommonly found signed. It collects recipes such as "soup to cure jealousy" and "how to be gentle to your brains" alongside "rainy day greens" and "fancy goats... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 144397
FORSTER, E. M. Alexandria: A History and A Guide.
Alexandria : 1922First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Forster "AJB, from the author" on the front free endpaper, and with the ownership inscription of the recipient, A. J. Butler, on the front board. This is Oxford historian Alfred Joshua Butler (1850-1936), whose work The Arab Conquest of Egypt (1902) Forster cites as his main source for the period, and describes... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 112539
POTOCKI, Count Joseph. Sport in Somaliland, Being an Account of a Hunting Trip to that Region.
London : 1900First edition in English, first published in Polish in 1897, the present edition limited to 200 copies signed by Ward, this copy designated "Presentation Copy No. 4" on the initial blank verso: "One of the rarest of all African big game hunting books" (Czech). Józef Mikolaj Potocki (1862-1922) inherited extensive estates in his native Poland, which... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 126123
POWELL-COTTON, Percy Horace Gordon. In Unknown Africa.
London : 1904First edition, inscribed by the author to his daughter on the half-title "A.P.C. from P.P.C. 20.7.28", and additionally signed by the author on the dedication page.
Antoinette Percy Cotton (1913-1997) and her sister Diana joined her father on trips to Africa in the 1930s, later conducting further visits on their own, collecting a variety of... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 148129
MANDELA, Nelson. Signed ANC and Robben Island documents.
South Africa : 1963-93Five pieces of documentation, each signed and dated by Nelson Mandela at the request of his old African National Congress comrade Natvaral 'Natoo' Babenia (1924-1999). Babenia was recruited as a saboteur in the early days of the ANC's armed wing, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) - The Spear of the Nation - co-founded by Mandela in 1961; and the two were fellow... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 141520
CAMEROON. Early 20th-century album of watercolour sketches of tribal people, featuring body ornament and modification.
c.1910Extremely 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
WAUGH, Evelyn. Waugh in Abyssinia.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to Anthony Powell, inscribed by the author "Tony from Evelyn" on the front free endpaper, with Powell's bookplate to the front pastedown. An exceptional association copy, linking two of the great novelists of the 20th century. "Although two years behind him at Oxford, Powell had seen just enough of... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 103162