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IRANIAN, Mihran, & others. Photograph album documenting a cruise to North Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean on RMS Celtic.
New York : 1902Engrossing, wide-ranging and thoughtfully compiled Gilded Age photograph album assembled by a member of a tour party sailing from New York on a Mediterranean cruise aboard the White Star liner RMS Celtic. Perhaps most importantly it includes a handful of superb depictions of Istanbul by the celebrated Armenian photographer Mihran Iranian, whose work... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131724
MATTHEWS, J.W. Incwadi Yami., or Twenty Years' Personal Experience in South Africa.
New York : 1887First US edition, perhaps with precedence over the UK edition of the same year. Matthews left Britain in 1864 as surgeon on the Tugela, an emigrant ship. On arrival he managed to obtain the post of District Surgeon of Victoria County, Natal. In 1871 he proceeded to the diamond fields, having already sent up an advance party under the geologist G.J.... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 68185
BURTON, Richard Francis. The Memorial Edition of the Works.
London : 1893-4Memorial edition, all first printings. These titles were all that were issued in the Memorial Edition for each of which Isabel Burton wrote new prefaces. "Although she lived in Burton's literary shadow, referring to herself as 'the mere bellows player to the organist', Isabel Burton was a good writer" and she did publish several accounts of their travels... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 135160
THOMPSON, George. Travels and Adventures in Southern Africa.
London : 1827Second edition; same year as the first. One of the most valuable works on South Africa published in the early nineteenth century, the present work was written by George Thompson, a British merchant living in Cape Town for many years as the representative of a British company. Between 1823 and 1824, he set out to explore the north-eastern parts of the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 94259
HOWISON, John. European Colonies, in Various Parts of the World,
London : 1834First edition, well represented institutionally but commercially uncommon; a most attractively presented copy in a superior contemporary binding. John Howison (1797-1859) was a Scot who from 1818 to 1820 travelled in Quebec and Ontario, and whose Sketches of Canada (1821), published when he was still in his mid-twenties, "was an immediate success and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 120995
SHOOTER, Joseph. The Kafirs of Natal and Zulu Country.
London : 1857First edition of "one of the best works on the native races of Natal and Zululand published up to the middle of the 19th century" (Mendelssohn). The author spent four years as a missionary in Albert, Natal, and provides a detailed account of Zulu and Xhosa customs and beliefs, and a history of Shaka Zulu and his successors. His own findings are supplemented... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 120941
ELLIS, Alfred Burdon. The Tshi-speaking Peoples of the Gold Coast of West Africa.
London, : 1887First edition. Ellis was commissioned second lieutenant in the 1st West India Regiment in November 1873 and accompanied them to the Second Ashante war later that year. "This was the beginning of a long connection with west Africa" (ODNB), serving in many different capacities, military and civil. "Ellis was an able and ambitious soldier But of some... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 81446
PARK, Mungo. Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa:
London : 1799 & 1815First edition of the first work, second and best edition of the posthumous Journal of a Mission (same year as the first). "Until the publication of Park's book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the north-east region and coastal areas... Having sent out four expeditions to the Niger, all of which had failed, the... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 132557
LEMPRIERE, William. A Tour from Gibraltar to Tangier, Sallee, Mogodore, Santa Cruz, Tarudant; and thence over Mount Atlas to Morocco: including a Particular Account of the Royal Harem, etc.
London : 1791-4First editions, William Beckford's copies, with his pencilled annotation to the initial blank of the first work, noting "p. 218 at night, Sidy Mahomet had constantly six blood hounds in his chamber" and other detail; subsequently in the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Col. S. B. Miles (1838-1914), with the usual bookplates and markings... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 117613
WILSON, Charles Thomas, & Robert William Felkin. Uganda and the Egyptian Soudan.
London : 1882First edition, the Brooke-Hitching copy, with his pencilled initials to the initial blank of each volume.
This work "includes Mr Wilson's journey from Zanzibar to Rubaga. Wilson is the first European who has crossed the Victoria Nyanza, having made three voyages from Ntebbi to Kagei; and he has coasted its western shores twice" (Prince Ibrahim-Hilmy).
Dr... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 119292
BUDGE, Sir E. A. Wallis. The Papyrus of Ani.
London : 1913First edition thus. "The Papyrus of Ani, which was acquired by the Trustees of the British Museum in 1888, is the largest, the most perfect, and the best illuminated of all the papyri containing copies of the Theban Recension of the Book of the Dead." (Preface) First published in facsimile in 1890, with a second edition and accompanying translation... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 139361
WEINTHAL, Leo (ed.) The Story of the Cape to Cairo Railway and River Route, from 1887 to 1922.
London : 1923-6First edition, complete with the map volume, of this suitably lavish tribute to one of the most glorious failures of the empire, the project conceived by Cecil Rhodes as "The Iron Spine and Ribs of Africa". By 1914 there was already a 2,600-mile link from Cape Town to Bukama in the Congo; two sections of river steamer and an isolated length of Congolese... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 120708
SPEKE, John Hanning. What led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile.
Edinburgh and London : 1864First edition. Undoubtedly the less common of Speke's two books on his exploration of the African lake regions, containing his accounts of the momentous discovery of Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika. Although it was published the year following his Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile, this work documents the first expedition arranged by... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 91122
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
SPEKE, John Hanning. What Led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile.
Edinburgh and London : 1864First edition of Speke's account of his momentous discovery of Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika, undoubtedly less common that his Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile, especially so in collector's condition; this copy in a variant binding with smaller lettering on the spine and "Capt. Speke" with the letter "t" in superscript. Although it... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 119215
PULSZKY, Francis. The Tricolor on the Atlas; or Algeria and the French Conquest.
1854First edition. Pulszky was a Hungarian nationalist, Kossuth's ambassador in London, and an exile after 1849, he accompanied Kossuth to America in 1851 as his private secretary. He supported himself by the pen, publishing a number of books in his own right, and undertaking translation work. The present book combines both, "Among the Tourists who have... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 62945
PARK, Mungo. Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa:
London : 1816 & 1815A new edition of the first work, and second edition of the second work.
Apart from the north-east region and coastal areas, hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa prior to the publication of Park's book in 1799. After four failed attempts, the African Association designated Scotsman Mungo Park, who set sail on 22 May 1795, to find and... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 121842
STANLEY, Henry Morton. The Congo and the Founding of its Free State.
London : 1885First edition, scarce in the original cloth. Stanley's self-justificatory account of "opening up the Congo" (ODNB) for Leopold II of the Belgians documents one of the most appalling episodes in the European "Scramble for Africa". A work of official propaganda, it stands as a valuable record of the avowed motivations of the colonial enterprise; Stanley... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 119331
STANLEY, Henry Morton. The Congo and the Founding of its Free State.
New York : 1885First US edition, published in the same year as the London edition. Stanley's self-justificatory account of "opening up the Congo" (ODNB) for Leopold II of the Belgians documents one of the most appalling episodes in the European "Scramble for Africa". A work of official propaganda, it stands as a valuable record of the avowed motivations of the colonial... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140780
FARRER, James Anson. Zululand and the Zulus:
1879One of four editions published in 1879, none subsequently. A work of compilation, but an extremely timely one in a handy format which would have placed it in the pockets of many officers travelling out to Natal. "'This little volume was published during the war with the Zulus under Cetywayo, and gives a résumé of the history of the country from the... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 51735
HARRIS, William Cornwallis. Narrative of an Expedition into Southern Africa, during the Years 1836, and 1837,
Bombay : 1838First 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
[COLENSO, J.W.] Three Native Accounts of the Visit of the Bishop of Natal in September and October, 1859,
Pietermaritzburg and Durban : 1901Third 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
CARTER, Howard, & A. C. Mace. The Tomb of Tutankhamen.
London : 1923-33First editions, first impressions, in notably attractive condition, of Carter's popular account of the most spectacular archaeological discovery of the 20th century. Volume I of this set has the publisher's "presentation copy" blindstamp on the title page, and is in the uncommon publisher's presentation binding, with a brown morocco ground to front... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 141797
HUXLEY, Elspeth. White Man's Country: Lord Delamere and The Making of Kenya.
London : 1935First edition, first impression; copies in the dust jackets are difficult to find. "The work became the standard history of European settlement in Kenya, but having described the settlers' views, Huxley was eager to learn more of the African reaction to the invasion. She and her mother spent some weeks in a Kikuyu reserve, and she also attended a course... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 141878
SALT, Henry. A Voyage to Abyssinia, and Travels into the Interior of that Country,
London : 1814First edition of this handsomely illustrated and important 19th-century account of Ethiopia. In 1802 Salt accompanied Viscount Valentia on a tour of India, Ceylon, and the Red Sea, serving as his secretary and draughtsman, and in 1805 was sent by him on a mission to the ras of Tigré, "whose affection and respect he gained, and with whom he left one... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137509
BAINES, Thomas. The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa.
London : 1877First 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
BROWNE, William George. Travels in Africa, Egypt, and Syria, from the Year 1792 to 1798.
London : 1806Second 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
(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
(OSWELL, William Cotton.) OSWELL, W. Edward. 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
(ANGLO-ZULU WAR.) Report of the Stafford House South African Aid Committee. Zulu War, 1879.
London : 1880First and only edition. Extremely uncommon, no copies on COPAC, OCLC records a single copy at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The Committee was established following a meeting in 1879 at Stafford House, St. James, the home of the duke of Sutherland, and chaired by the duke himself. The objects of the organization were 'to furnish trained nurses... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 70454
CAPPER, James. Observations on the Passage to India through Egypt,
London : 1783First 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
ELLIS, A. B. The Land of Fetish.
London : 1883First edition. Uncommon account of service in West Africa. Ellis first travelled out to West Africa in the early 1870s as a Captain in the First West India Regiment, subsequently he was civil commandant of Sekondi and Chamer on the Gold Coast in 1874; district commander of Quittah in 1878 and of Accra in 1879; commander of the Haussa Constabulary 1878;... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 61957
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The River War.
London : 1899First 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
POUCHOT DE CHANTASSIN, Claude-Michel, & Joseph-Jacques Le Maire. A New Voyage to the East-Indies in the Year 1690 and 1691.
London : 1696First editions in English. The first part is a translation of Pouchot de Chantassin's Relation du Voyage et Retour des Indes Orientales pendant les Années 1690 & 1691. Par un Garde de la Marine Servant sur le Bord de Monsieur Duquesne (Paris, 1692). His name is not given in this translation, but appears in the privilege to the French edition. "The... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 80264
STERN, Henry A. The Captive Missionary:
London : First edition. One of the key accounts of the events which led to the Abyssinian Expedition. Stern - "an arrogant bigot" (ODNB) - was treated particularly harshly. "The detention of Stern and his companions was widely publicized by Mrs Stern. The imprisonment of Cameron British Consul and Rassam British Resident at Aden was, however, politically more... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 59920
JAMES, F. L. The Unknown Horn of Africa:
London : 1888First edition. "While primarily a work of exploration and adventure in Somaliland, the author does partake in a few hunts for kudu, lion, and assorted antelope near the River Webbe. Once while stalking rhinoceros, he came within a few feet of one but was unable to see it due to the heavy growth of mimosa before it made its escape. The coloured plates... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 60741
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages.
London : 1899Unbound 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
BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
London : 1806First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam"(Hill). A description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. "The voyage visited Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Rio de Janeiro; a description of that city and of Brazil in general is given. Touching at Tristan da Cunha, the ship rounded the Cape and eventually reached... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 80780
THOMSON, Joseph. To the Central African Lakes and Back:
London : 1881First edition of this classic account of one of the most successful British expeditions to Africa in the 19th century. Thomson, months after graduating from Edinburgh University, was in 1878 appointed geologist and naturalist to a Royal Geographical Society expedition under the command of Alexander Johnston, with the aim of opening up a route from Dar... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 119308
BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
London : 1806First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam"(Hill). A description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. "The voyage visited Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Rio de Janeiro; a description of that city and of Brazil in general is given. Touching at Tristan da Cunha, the ship rounded the Cape and eventually reached... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 81263
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
(AFRICA: IVORY COAST.) Remarkable photographic archive of American life and mercantile enterprise in French West Africa during the 1930s.
Ivory Coast : 1932-6A 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
[FERNYHOUGH, Thomas.] Military Memoirs of Four Brothers, (Natives of Staffordshire,)
London : 1830Second edition, following the first of the previous year, of this fascinating book that highlights the cost to one family of the Napoleonic Wars; both editions are extremely scarce: the list of subscribers runs to some 324 names taking 371 copies and includes the Marquis of Anglesey, Marquis of Bute, Sir William Beresford, Sir A. F. Barnard (commander... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139261
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
HOTTEN, John Camden. Abyssinia and its People;
London : 1868First edition of this interesting survey by the prolific Hotten, remembered equally as a "bookseller, publisher, journalist, author, controversialist, and general textual entrepreneur" (ODNB). The first part summarises the findings of visitors to Abyssinia from Portuguese friar Francisco Alvarez in 1520 to the voyage of English missionary Henry Stern... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 113694
(DU CHAILLU, Paul.) VAUCAIRE, Michel. Paul du Chaillu: Gorilla Hunter.
New York : 1930First edition of this racy biography of the famed African explorer and naturalist, widely recognised as the discoverer of the great gorilla, and as a possible inspiration for Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan, but his reputation more recently the subject of some controversy. A wonderful example of 30s American book production, retaining the striking jacket,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 142108
GROUT, Lewis. Zulu-Land;
Philadelphia : 1864First US edition, first published in London the previous year. Grout (1815-1905) spent fifteen years as a Congregationalist missionary in South Africa and "obtained an intimate knowledge of the history, customs, and social life of the natives, and the laws and government of the country, together with considerable insight into the complex character of... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 113692
BURCKHARDT, John Lewis. Travels in Nubia;
London : 1822Second 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
MACDONALD, Duff. Africana;
London : 1882First 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
(PHILLIPS, Sir Richard.) [Sammelband of travel narratives and digests.]
London : 1820-1An interesting sammelband of scarce travel narratives printed by the radical publisher and bookseller Sir Richard Phillips (1767-1840), including a rare collection of anonymous letters from William Parry's first Arctic voyage, and the sole editions in English of Baron Hallberg's Reise durch Skandinavien (1818) and of Louis Albert Necker de Saussure's... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 112632
GIRARDOT, Alexandre Antoine. Two albums compiled from an artist's sketchbooks recording nearly 40 years of life in Algeria.
Algeria : 1830-67Alexandre Antoine Girardot (1815-c.1877) has left but few traces of what must have been an unusual and adventurous life. Born in Paris in February 1815, he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts on 6 October 1836. A student of Blondel, he exhibited regularly at the Salon between 1841 and 1848, submitting views of Algeria and other "oriental" subjects.... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 110595
EBERS, G. Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque.
London : c. 1880First edition in English of this impressive work, originally published as Aegypten in Bild und Wort (1878-79), by the German Egyptologist Georg Ebers (1837-1898), who gave his name to the Ebers Papyrus, one of the world's oldest medical documents, acquired in Upper Egypt from a Coptic antiquarian during the winter of 1872-3. This English version is... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139417
YOWELL, Jack. (photographer) Mau Mau. A Pictorial Record.
Nairobi : ?1953First and only edition, graphic record of the conflict containing horrific images of the atrocities committed by both sides, also a full-page portrait of Kenyatta, "In the world press he was styled 'Burning Spear' Kenyatta... this is a recent picture". South African-born Yowell was the owner of a photographic shop in Nairobi who worked as a freelance... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141348
SWAYNE, Harald George Carlos, Major. Seventeen Trips through Somaliland and a Visit to Abyssinia.
London : 1903Third edition, the first published in 1895. Described by Czech as "an important work of sport and exploration". This edition enhanced by the addition of 14-page preface discussing the religious and nationalist insurrections of Sayid Mohamed Abdullah Hassan, referred to by the British at the time as the 'Mad Mullah', but considered by the Ottoman Porte... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 140625
CHANLER, William Astor. Through Jungle and Desert.
London : 1896First 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
MACKENZIE, John. Austral Africa: Losing it or Ruling it.
London : 1887First edition of "the best detailed historical account of the events which led to the inclusion of Bechuanaland amongst the British colonies of South Africa the first step towards the retention of the hinterland of the Cape for the Empire" (Mendelssohn). Mackenzie (1835-1899), a Congregrationalist missionary, arrived in South Africa in 1858, and was... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 119326
ROBERTS, David. Egypt & Nubia,
London : 1846-49First edition, in the preferred deluxe coloured format, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Representing... Learn More£175,000.00
Stock Code: 67119
ROBINSON, Charles Henry. Hausaland.
London : 1896First edition, a superb copy from the travel collection of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, with his pencilled initials to the half-title. Robinson travelled to Africa to undertake a "thoroughly scientific study of the Hausa language with a view of promoting the higher interests of that people and of translating the Scriptures and other appropriate literature... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 119277
BARCLAY, Edgar. Mountain Life in Algeria.
London : 1882First edition, scarce. Barclay (1842-1913), painter and etcher, was a member of the British circle of artists known as the "Etruscans" owing to their preference for Italian landscapes. He studied at Dresden with Carolsfeld, and then in Rome, where he became acquainted with Giovanni Costa. Between 1873 and 1880 he made several visits to Algeria, recording... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 117145
POWELL-COTTON, Percy Horace Gordon. In Unknown Africa.
London : 1904First edition, scarce variant binding, other copies noted in blue cloth with the front cover lettered and decorated in black rather than gilt. Following a successful hunting trip in Abyssinia, Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) travelled to British East Africa in 1902 in order to find a specimen of a five-horned giraffe recently discovered by Sir Harry Johnston.... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 119332