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Image for The Okavango River: a Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure

The Okavango River: a Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure

By: Andersson Charles John

Price: £650.00

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett Publishers: 1861

Seller ID: 097388

Condition: Very Good


Book measures 9 x 6 inches. Collation, xxi,364pp, wood engraved frontispiece of an African elephant, engraved title page with a vignette - a portrait of the author, additional title page,,15 plates, complete as listed. Bound in original publishers cloth. At some time the cloth has been restored, but has lost most of the original gilt, and is quite faded.. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, text block bound slightly to tightly, a couple of brown spot marks on engraved and printed title, a few pages slightly rough on edges. Pages and plates in good condition. A good clean copy, in... View more info

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On the Trail of the Pigmies

By: Bergh Leonard John Vanden Dr

Price: £40.00

Publisher: New York, The James A. McCann Company: 1921

Seller ID: 098467

Condition: Very Good


Book measures 8 1/2 x 6 inches. xiv,264pp, frontis, illustrated. Bound in original publishers green cloth, with gilt lettering. Cloth lightly rubbed, gilt faded. Binding in very good clean condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A very nice clean copy. View more info

Image for Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years, 1768,1769,1770,1771,1772, and 1773.  [ 4 Volumes Only ]

Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years, 1768,1769,1770,1771,1772, and 1773. [ 4 Volumes Only ]

By: Bruce James

Price: £950.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Printed by J. Ruthven, for G. G. J. And J. Robinson: 1790

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097361


Volumes, 1,3,4,5, lacking volume 2. Books measure 12 x 9 3/4 inches. Collation, lxxxiii,[1],535pp, viii,759pp, viii,695pp, xiv,230pp, 61 plates, including 3 single page maps & 3 folding maps, plus 4 letterpress leaves of Ethopian dialect inserted between pp.400 and 401 in volume one. Bound in full mottled calf, ornate gilt tooling on spines. Calf rubbed on edges and corners, with some loss, hinge joints cracked, boards still attached. Generally bindings in good condition. Internally previous owners bookplate and name on endpapers, some occasional spotting or browning. Pages and plates in good ... View more info

Image for Rambles in South Africa. The Cape, Natal and Transvaal. A Record of Holiday Travel.

Rambles in South Africa. The Cape, Natal and Transvaal. A Record of Holiday Travel.

By: Campbell John Kerr

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co: 1891

Seller ID: 097389

Condition: Very Good


Book measures 9 x 6 inches. No date, but circa 1891. Collation, 300pp, 4pp adverts. illustrated. Bound in original publishers maroon cloth, gilt title lettering, black coloured image on top board, decorative endpaperrs. Cloth very lightly rubbed, minor wear. Binding in very good clean condition. Internally, slightly weak front hinge joint. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy. View more info

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The South African Exhibition, Port Elizabeth , 1885.

By: Cowen Charles [ Edited By ]

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Cape Town, The '' Argus '' Printing and Publishing Co: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097498


Book measures 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. Collation, xv,474, [1]pp, half title, 1 folding coloured plate. Bound in original publishers blue blind stamped cloth, with gilt lettering. Cloth lightly rubbed, corners of boards bumped, a few small nicks to cloth. Binding in good clean condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate, browining to endpapers, occasional light spotting. Pages in good clean condition. A nice copy. View more info

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James Hannington. First Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa

By: Dawson E. C.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Seeley & Co: 1887

Seller ID: 098468

Condition: Near Very Good


Book measures 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches. viii, 392pp, frontis, folding map. Bound in original publishers brown cloth, with gilt lettering, gilt sword on top board. Cloth lightly rubbed, some minor wear on edges. Binding in good condition. Internally, previous owners name on title page. Pages in good clean condition. A good clean copy. View more info

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The Castle Line Atlas Of South Africa

By: Donald Currie [ Published By ]

Price: £380.00

Publisher: London, Donald Curries & Co: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097452

Condition: Very Good Plus


Book measures 11 x 7 1/2 inches. Collation, 47pp, 16 coloured double page maps, 13pp index. Bound in original publishers illustrated boards, cloth backed. Binding lightly rubbed, very minor loss on edges, lightly dust/dirt marked. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, one map has a short split on fold, without loss. Pages and maps in very good clean condition. A very nice clean copy. View more info

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Les mellahs de Rabat-Salé. Préface de Georges Hardy

By: Goulven J.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Paris, Librairie orientaliste Paul Geuthner, Paris: 1927

Seller ID: 098863

Condition: Very Good


Book measures 24 x 19.cm. Collation, xii,163pp, 32 plates, coloured front cover. Bound in modern red cloth, with gilt lettering. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, occasional minor spotting. Pages and plates in good clean condition. A nice clean solid copy. View more info

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The Highlands of Ethiopia

By: Harris Major W. Cornwallis

Price: £135.00

Publisher: New York, J. Wichester. New World Press: 1844

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097600


First American edition, [ From the First London edition ].No date, circa 1844. Book measures 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. Collation, xii,392pp, 6 illustrations, including one hand coloured, complete as index. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, cloth boards, raised bands, gilt lines and title lettering, full marble edges. Calf lightly rubbed, some minor abrasion wear. Generally a good solid binding. Internally, some persistant light spotting or browing. Pages in good condition throughout. A good copy, in anice period binding. View more info

Image for The Cape of Good Hope Civil Service List 1888 : containing the official return of the civil and military establishments of the colony, pension lists, acts and regulations, services and duties of officers, particulars of the government and Parliament.

The Cape of Good Hope Civil Service List 1888 : containing the official return of the civil and military establishments of the colony, pension lists, acts and regulations, services and duties of officers, particulars of the government and Parliament.

By: Kiplin Ernest F. [ Edited By ]

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Cape Town, J. C. Juta & Co: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097193

Condition: Very Good


Book measures 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. xxvi,236pp, xvpp, catalogue. Bound in original publishers red cloth, with gilt lettering. Cloth lightly rubbed, some minor wear, faded. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean. A good clean copy. View more info

Image for Travels into the Interior Parts of Africa by way of the Cape of Good Hope, in the Years 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 and 85 [ Complete in 3 Volumes. With All Plates ]

Travels into the Interior Parts of Africa by way of the Cape of Good Hope, in the Years 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 and 85 [ Complete in 3 Volumes. With All Plates ]

By: Le Vaillant (François)

Price: £650.00

Publisher: London, Printed for G. G. And J. Robinson: 1796

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 099185

Condition: Very Good


Complete in 3 volumes. Books measure 21.5x14.cm. Collation, l,[1]pp288pp, 383pp, 488pp, 22 plates, including folding map, half titles present Bound in quarter calf, marble boards, raised bands, gilt tooling. Boards lightly rubbed and faded. Bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some pages slightly grubby or dust marked, some spotting or foxing. Generally pages and plates in good condition. A good set, in attractive firm bindings. View more info

Image for Francois le Vaillant: Traveller in South Africa and his collection of 165 water-colour paintings 1781-1784  [ Leather Bound Set ]

Francois le Vaillant: Traveller in South Africa and his collection of 165 water-colour paintings 1781-1784 [ Leather Bound Set ]

By: Le Vaillant Francois

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Cape Town, Library of Parliament: 1973

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 097597

Condition: Very Good Plus


Limited to 2500 copies.Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Collation, xx, 173 pages, xiv, 181 pages, 186 illustrations which comprise of 12 monochrome plates, 11 colour reproduced engravings, 161 colour reproduced water colours plates 48-51 not published, and 2 maps.Bound in period blue leather, raised bands, gilt lettering, full gilt edges, illustrated endpapers. Leather is very lightly rubbed, a couple of minor nicks. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean and bright throughout. A nice clean set. View more info

Image for Travels from the Cape of Good-Hope, into the interior parts of Africa, including many interesting anecdotes. With elegant plates, descriptive of the country and inhabitants: inscribed by permission to his grace the duke of Montagu.

Travels from the Cape of Good-Hope, into the interior parts of Africa, including many interesting anecdotes. With elegant plates, descriptive of the country and inhabitants: inscribed by permission to his grace the duke of Montagu.

By: Le Vaillant, François

Price: £875.00

Publisher: London, printed for William Lane, Leadenhall-Street: 1790

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097595

Condition: Very Good


Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. Collation, xxiii,[1],442pp, [2],464pp, Complete as index, 2 engraved frontispieces, 11 plates, of which [ 2 of Giraffes ], 2 folding. Bound in full period calf, flat gilt bands, red leather title labels. Calf lightly rubbed, some wear loss on head and tail of spines, hinge joints cracked, boards still holding, loss of leather on one board. Generally both bindings in good condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate, [ The Right Hon, Theo James Lord Viscount Bulkeley, 1785 ]. Pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nic... View more info

Image for Among the Boers: or, Notes of a Trip to South Africa in Search

Among the Boers: or, Notes of a Trip to South Africa in Search

By: Nixon John

Price: £180.00

Publisher: London, Remington and Co: 1880

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097392

Condition: Very Good


Book measures 8 3/4 x 6 inches. Collation, [6],322pp, illustrated frontis, 6 full page plates. Bound in original publishers green decorative cloth. At some time, [ not recently ], the spine has been rebacked, new endpapers. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A very nice clean copy. View more info

Image for Recollections of Twelve Years Residence as a Missionary Priest: Viz., from July 1863 to June 1875 in the Western District of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

Recollections of Twelve Years Residence as a Missionary Priest: Viz., from July 1863 to June 1875 in the Western District of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

By: O'Haire Rev James

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Dublin, Cooke, Keating & Co: 1880

Seller ID: 097601


Long gift inscription Dean O'Regan, Mitchelstown, dated 1885. No date, but cirac 1880. Book measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Collation, 605pp, 6pp list of subscribers. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, cloth boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title label, full marble edges and endpapers. Calf rubbed, scuffed, some staining to boards, minor split to top hinge joint. Binding in good firm condition. Internally, long inscription on free endpaper, Dean O'Regan's ink stamp on title page. Pages in good clean condition. A good solid copy. View more info

Image for Narrative of Voyages to Explore the Shores of Africa, Arabia and Madagascar; performed in H.M. Ships Leven and Barracouta [ Complete in 2 Volumes ]

Narrative of Voyages to Explore the Shores of Africa, Arabia and Madagascar; performed in H.M. Ships Leven and Barracouta [ Complete in 2 Volumes ]

By: Owen Captain W. F.

Price: £950.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1833

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097596

Condition: Very Good Plus


Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Collation, xxiii,434pp, viii,420pp, 5 lithograph plates, 4 large engraved charts, with vignettes in the text. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt and blind tooling, leather title labels, coloured endpapers. Calf lightly rubbed, some minor scuff marking. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some minor browning, short closed tear to one map, one map becoming loose. Pages maps and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice set, in attractive period bindings. View more info

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The Land of the Lion

By: Rainsford W. S.

Price: £180.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 098470

Condition: Very Good


Book measures 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. xxiv,459pp, frontis, map, illustrated throughout. Bound in original publishers green cloth, gilt lettering, blind stamped shield on top board. Cloth very lightly rubbed, slightly bumped on tail of spine. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A very nice clean firm copy. View more info

Image for The Zambesi Basin and Nyassaland

The Zambesi Basin and Nyassaland

By: Rankin Daniel J.

Price: £140.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097598

Condition: Very Good Plus


Book measures 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Collation, vi,[2]277pp, 10 full page plates, including frontis, 3 folding maps, complete as index. Bound in original tanned cloth, with image on top board, coloured endpapers. Cloth lightly rubbed, gilt title on spine faded. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, pages and plates clean throughout. A nice clean copy. View more info

Image for Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland

Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland

By: Schreiner Oliver

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1897

Seller ID: 098472


Book measures 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Frontis, 264pp, 24pp booklist, half title. Bound in original publishers green cloth, with gilt lettering, top gilt edge. Cloth lightly rubbed, knocked on corner of boards. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, tanning to endpaper. Pages in good clean condition. A nice clean copy. View more info

Image for The Story of My Mission in South Eastern Africa: Comprising Some Account of the European Colonists; with Extended Notices of the Kaffir and Other Native Tribes

The Story of My Mission in South Eastern Africa: Comprising Some Account of the European Colonists; with Extended Notices of the Kaffir and Other Native Tribes

By: Shaw William

Price: £220.00

Publisher: London, Hamilton, Adams, and Co: 1860

Seller ID: 097393

Condition: Very Good Plus


Book measures 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. Collation, ix,[1],576pp, 1pp appendix, folding map, 4 full page plates. Bound in later half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title labels. Binding very lightly rubbed, slightly faded. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A very nice clean copy, in an attractive binding. View more info