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WADDINGTON, George, & Rev. Barnard Hanbury. Journal of a Visit to Some Parts of Ethiopia.
London : 1822First edition of this important and engaging travelogue, this copy with a familial presentation inscription to Barnard Hanbury's brother Alfred, as "a token of affection" from members of Waddington's family and dated 1822 (inscription slightly shaved by the binder and the names stubbornly illegible), in a handsome binding by the Cambridge bookbinder... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 145642
HAYLINGS, D. Martineau. Letters from a Bush Campaign.
London : First edition of this very scarce eye-witness account of the War of the Golden Stool, also known as the Yaa Asantewaa War, to the British as the Third Ashanti Expedition (March-September 1900). Haylings's book was never intended for general circulation and the list of subscribers is short at 173 individuals. First edition of the rare War Map, located... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139943
DAVIS, Nathan. Inscriptions in the Phoenician Character,
London : 1863First 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
LYON, George Francis. A Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa, In the Years 1818, 19, and 20;
London : 1821First 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
SLAVE TRADE. A Treatise upon the Trade from Great-Britain to Africa;
London : 1772Rare first edition of this important work, being an early defence of the West African slave trade and part of a "high-profile campaign" against the African Committee, the ruling body of the Company of Merchants Trading to Africa operating in the Gold Coast of modern Ghana (Sparks, p. 98).
The Treatise is customarily ascribed to John Peter Demarin,... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 140948