Rare, antiquarian, used & out-of-print books on Africa & African travel, for sale at Horizon Books.

ABRAHAMS, R. G.; The Political Organization of Unyamwezi. Cambridge, The University Press, 1967, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xvi, 208 pp, illustrations from photos on plates, drawings, diagrams, charts, maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, tiny tear, lightly rubbed at spine end), bookplate of Hans Claessen and date, else fine and clean in very good+ jacket.

A detailed stury of the political organization in this part of Tanzania shortly before independence including social, economic aspects, Nyamwezi chiefdoms, villages, emergence of national politics. Based on extensive fieldwork.

US$15. bookID # 12026


ADAMSON, Joy; The Spotted Sphinx. London, Collins & Harvill Press, [1969], First Edition, 8vo [25 x 18 cm]; 217, [vi] pp, numerous illus, including color, table, map endpapers, original pictorial cloth, dj (light wear), near fine in very good dj.

The author of 'Born Free' and a series on Elsa the lion here writes of her experience with Pippa, a cheetah, and her attempt to restore it to the wilds of Kenya. Appendices include cheetah illnesses and treatment and comparison table of development of leopard, lion and cheetah. There is also a much more common US edition. The illustrations are quite remarkable including all family members. The cheetah is the world's fastest mammal.

US$1. bookID # 10204


ANDERSSON, Charles John; The Okavango River; a Narrative of Travel, Exploration and Adventure. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1861, First American Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xx, [21] - 414, [ii, ads], extra engraved title page with vignette of author, frontis, 15 plates, folding color map, original blind-stamped cloth, pictorial gilt, 1.5 cm chip at head of spine, spine lettering faded, good+ copy.

The color map did not appear in the London edition, nor did the notes on distances, both present here. The plates are mainly of wildlife, native peoples, hunting scenes. The author, who wrote a previous book on the area, ' Lake Ngami', paid all of the expenses of this trip. Mendelssohn 42: "A description of a hunting expedition through Namaqualand and Damaraland. Andersson intended to explore these countries right up to Cunene or Nourse River but the difficulties of the expedition, though encountered with indomitable courage, proved to be insuperable, and he had to turn back. He obtained, however, much valuable information and his success as a hunter and collector was unique in this part of the continent. The coast-line of South-West Africa is carefully described and there is an interesting account of the once-famed guano island, Ichaboe."

US$250. bookID # 6732


ANSORGE, W. J.; Under the African Sun; A Description of Native Races in Uganda, Sporting Adventures and Other Experiences. London, William Heinemann, 1899, First edition, thick large 8vo [26 x 17 cm]; xiv, 355 pp, frontis with tissue guard, two colored plates (one of butterflies and moths, other of new bird species), other plates and numerous illustrations from photos, title page printed in red and black, original green pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, edges rubbed and worn, bookplate of Edward Allen Poole on endpaper, very good sound copy.

Czech p. 6. Not in Work. The author travelled extensively in Uganda, having made the trip from the Indian Ocean six times including to the Unyoro region east of Lake Albert, and the Shiri and Zambesi Rivers. He provides detailed descriptions of the people, nature, hunting, caravan life. He also includes lists of butterflies, moths, beetles and birds that he collected.

US$250. bookID # 9031


ARROWSMITH-BROWN, J. H. (trans & editor); Prutky's Travels to Ethiopia and Other Countries. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1991, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xxviii, 546 pp, frontis, maps, index, original cloth, dj (bit rubbed), else fine, clean and bright.

Prutky, a Franciscan missionary, was sent on a mission to Ethiopia in 1751 after an invitation by the Ethiopian emperor. Although this adventure forms the bulk of the book there is also some interesting description of India and Ceylon and the voyages. The information on Ethiopia in that period is not available elsewhere.

US$35. bookID # 10207


BACKHOUSE, James; A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa. London, Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1844, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvi, 648, lvi pp, 2 folding maps, 16 etched plates with tissue guards including frontis, 28 other engraved illus, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine ends frayed, corners worn, lightly foxed on some leaves, else very good, with author's presentation inscription to his cousin, signed by author, dated 1845.

Mendelssohn I, 62: The author visited almost every inhabited town and district in South Africa, 'carefully noting every point of interest in the country and its inhabitants. There is a good description of Kaffraria and of the Basutos, Griquas and Bechuana countries. There is also a narrative of a journey to Great Namaqualand'. The book begins with his three month stay in Mauritius. A good description of the peoples, activities, productions, nature, flora, etc, in all the places he visited. The folding maps are of South Africa and Mauritius. Hess & Coger 5155. Theal 15: 'valuable information'.

US$850. bookID # 7440


BAIKIE, William Balfour; Narrative of an Exploring Voyage Up to the Rivers Kwo'ra (Kuora) and Bi'nue (Binue) Commonly Known as the Niger and Tsadda in 1854. London, John Murray, 1856, First edition, 8vo [23 x 14 cm]; xvi, 456 pp, engraved frontis, engraved vignette on title page with page reference written, large folding lithographed plans of ship Pleiad (clear tape repair on verso), folding map of rivers, later half calf and marbled boards, gilt title lettering on leather spine labels, gilt decorations on spine, few words erased on margin of last page, else clean, near fine in attractively bound cover.

Work 19. 'On October 20 they reached the confluence again. Baikie had the satisfaction of knowing that he had reach a point several hundred mils higher than that previously attained. . . .[the book's] conclusion contains proposals for exploitation of his success. . . The brightest page which Baikie wrote was relegated to an appendix. This was his demonstration of the prophylactic value of quinine by the fact that not one of the Europeans on board the Pleiad died of fever'. (Lloyd - The Search for the Niger). An exciting, important and detailed description of the travels complete with appendices relating to medical, natural history, commercial, geographical, philological, ethnological matters.

US$650. bookID # 12639


BARNS, T. Alexander, with an introduction by Sir H. H. Johnston; The Wonderland of the Eastern Congo; the Region of the Snow-Crowned Volcanoes, the Pygmies, the Giant Gorilla and the Okapi. London & New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1922], First edition, large 8vo [25.5 x 17 cm]; xxxv, 288 pp, frontis, 107 plates from photo, folding map at end, index, original pictorial cloth, spine a little darkened, light wear at spine ends, map with tape repair on verso, very light foxing, else a very good copy.

"I have attempted to weave into my writing something of the fascination and spell of Africa, which bred in the solitudes of open plain and primeval forest, grip the traveller from first to last" (vii). The author explored the region about Lake Kivu and between Kivu and Ruwenzori in the Congo with good description of the native peoples and nature and with some emphasis on gorillas, elephants, lions, entomology, cannibals, the volcanoes, etc. The appendix lists the new species of butterflies and moths collected by the author and his wife who accompanied him.

US$130. bookID # 4292


BATTELL, Andrew, edited with notes and history by E. G. Ravenstein; The Strange Adventures of Andrew Battell of Leigh, in Angola and the Adjoining Regions. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1901, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xx, 210, 20 [publisher's ads and book list] pp, 2 folding maps in rear pocket, illustrations (Zebra), headpieces, bibliog, glossary, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers and gilt spine title lettering, spine slightly faded, else fine and clean, unopened and unused.

Battell, an Englishman, was captured by the Portuguese and spent 18 years in the Portuguese colonies of Angola and Congo, where he recorded his observations and experiences including trading, the Gagas, wars, cannibalism, customs, religions, witchcraft, one of the first recorded observations of the zebra and hippopotamus in English, with a good introduction and appendices on other travels in the Congo, Angola, list of Kong kings, governors, historical material, etc. In the famous "Purchas his Pilgrimes," published in 1625, Battell is referred to: "The strange adventures of Andrew Battell, of Leigh in Essex, sent by the Portugals prisoner to Angola, who lived there and in the adjoining regions near eighteen yeeres.. . . .Of the Provinces of Bongo, Calongo, Mayombe, Manikesocke, Motimbas; of the Ape Monster Pongo, their hunting; Idolatries; and divers other observations."

US$500. bookID # 10300


BELLOTTI, Felice; Fabulous Congo. London, Andrew Dakers, nd [c1954], First British edition, translated from the Italian by Mervyn Savill, 8vo [24.5 x 18 cm]; 221 pp, 62 plates from photos printed on both sides of the page, map endpapers, title page vignette, index, original cloth, spine faded but gilt spine title lettering clear, dj (light wear at edges, two letters effected by removal of price sticker, not price clipped), else very good+ and clean, with the original ribbon bookmark.

Travels in the Congo and Ruanda-Urundi with excellent illustrations of the people, activities, artifacts, and description of the tribes, animals and natural resources.

US$14. bookID # 11337


BERGH, Dr. Leonard John Vanden; On the Trail of the Pigmies; an Anthropological Exploration under the cooperation of the American Museum of Natural History and American Universities. New York, The James McCann Company, [1921], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; [x], xiv, 264 pp, frontis, numerous plates & illustrations from photos, map, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, near fine clean copy, signed by the author on the front endpaper.

Travels from Mombassa westward through Kenya, Tanzania, Congo and Uganda, past the Albert Nyanza., with much on the people and excellent illustrations including Masai, Wanyika, Wakamba, Wakikuyu, Pygmies, Wakavirondo, Masia lion hunt, etc.

US$75. bookID # 10305


BIERMAN, John; Dark Safari; The Life Behind the Legend of Henry Morton Stanley. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1990, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; [x], 401, [11] pp, illus, maps, bibliog, notes, original cloth backed boards, dj (slight crease, light wear, not price clipped), near fine and clean.

A detailed and well written account on one of the greatest African explorers. With newly discovered documents, the author delves into the interior of both the man and the vast landmass he explored. 'Absorbing, entertaining, enlightening and admirably presented' (John Le Carre).

US$12. bookID # 7847


BINNS, C. T. [Theodore]; The Last Zulu King; The Life and Death of Cetshwayo. London, Longmans, 1963, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xv, 240 pp, colored frontis portrait from painting, numerous illustrations from photos on plates, bibliog, index, orig cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean, with the endpaper bookplate of Volkmar Wentzel, inscription signed by author on title page, with loose card from Audrey Hollings referring to meeting with author & Wentzel.

Volkmar Wentzel was a noted photographer and photographic historian who helped National Geographic preserve its collection. This is the story, told for the first time, of Cetshwayo, last of the great Zulu kings. In 1879 his army of warriors inflicted on the British Army one of the most humiliating defeats in their records at the battle of Isandhlwana. The narrative is based on the account of eye-witnesses and on original documents. The author had served as minister in the South African government. Interesting appendices including list of Zulu regiments, uniforms, documents, the feast of first fruits, etc.

US$50. bookID # 12602


BOID, Captain; A Description of the Azores, or Western Islands; From Personal Observations, comprising Remarks on their Peculiarities, Topographical, Geological, Statistical, etc, and on their Hitherto Neglected Condition. London, Edward Churton, 1835, First edition, 12mo [20.5 x 14 cm]; vii, 373 pp, 4 lithographed plates including frontis (views), large folding map (ink stain on verso), appendix, contemporary marbled boards, with later cloth spine, part of original spines preserved, edge wear, signature on title page, minor foxing on some outer edges and map, interior is clean and very good.

Aside from general descriptions including trade, commerce, people, agriculture, flora, zoology, government, customs, architecture, religion, navigation, the author describes individual islands, Saint Mary, Santa Maria, St. Michael, Terceira, St. George, Graciosa, Fayal, Pico, Corvo, Flores, etc. Attractive plates of these mid-Atlantic islands.

US$900. bookID # 12560


BOTTING, Douglas, sketches by Janet Chandler; Island of the Dragon' Blood. New York, Wilfred Funk, Inc., [1958], First American edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xii, [ii], 15-251 pp, illustrations from photos, drwgs, maps, glossary of Arab words, bibliog, original black cloth, lightly rubbed at edge, near fine.

One of the few books on the island of Socotra in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of east Africa, which describes the cave-dwelling aboriginal people, witchcraft, and the strange primitive forms of plant and animal life. The author was part of the Oxford University Expedition of 1956, the first since 1899 to explore the island.

US$12. bookID # 9355


BOVILL, E. W. (editor); Missions to the Niger. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1964-66, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 4 volumes, xiv, 406; xiv, 306; xii, [307]-596; x, [597]-798 pp, 4 frontispieces, numerous illus, plates and maps, including many folding and one in rear pocket, bibliog, glossary, indexes, original cloth, gilt vignettes on front covers, each volume with dust jacket (lightly chipped on one spine, very small stain on another, spines lightly faded), but a clean fine set.

Important works on the exploration of the Niger following its discovery by Mungo Park. The first volume consists of Friedrich Hornemann's Travels, 1797-98 from Cairo to Murzuk and Laing's trip to Timbuktu from 1824 to 1826. The other three volumes describe the Bornu Mission of 1822-25 based on the writings of Denham, Clapperton and Oudney. A comprehensive and useful description of African explorations.

US$80. bookID # 7851


BOVILL, E. W. (editor); Missions to the Niger. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1964-66, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 4 volumes, xiv, 406; xiv, 306; xii, [307]-596; x, [597]-798 pp, 4 frontispieces, numerous illus, plates and maps, including many folding and one in rear pocket, bibliog, glossary, indexes, original cloth, gilt vignettes on front covers, each volume with dust jacket (light wear on a spine), a clean fine set.

Important works on the exploration of the Niger following its discovery by Mungo Park. The first volume consists of Friedrich Hornemann's Travels, 1797-98 from Cairo to Murzuk and Laing's trip to Timbuktu from 1824 to 1826. The other three volumes describe the Bornu Mission of 1822-25 based on the writings of Denham, Clapperton and Oudney. A comprehensive and useful description of African explorations.

US$105. bookID # 12523


BOVILL, E. W. (editor); Missions To The Niger; Volume 1. The Journal Of Friedrich Hornemann's Travels From Cairo To Murzuk In The Years 1797 - 1798; The Letters of Major Alexander Gordon Laing 1824-26. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1964, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xiv, 406 pp, frontispiece (portrait of Laing), 4 plates and 6 maps, including folding, bibliog, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt vignette on front cover, spine title lettering, spine a little faded but lettering clear, slightly foxed at outer edge of text block, very good, clean and unmarked.

Important work on the exploration of the Niger following its discovery by Mungo Park. This volume consists of Friedrich Hornemann's Travels, 1797-98 from Cairo to Murzuk and Laing's trip to Timbuktu from 1824 to 1826.

US$16. bookID # 13591


BROWN, J. Tom; Among the Bantu Nomads; A Record of Forty Years Spent Among the Bechuana a Numerous & Famous Branch of the Central South African Bantu, with the First Full Description of their Ancient Customs, Manners & Beliefs. London, Seely, Service & Co., 1926, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 272, [xxiv, ads with illus] pp, frontis, plates from photos, folding map, original orange pictorial cloth, spine lightly faded, very slight soiling on cover but interior very clean and bright, fine.

Work 52. Conover 1724. The author spent from 1885 to 1924 in the area, dying before the book was published. The anthropologist A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, in the introduction, pays the author tribute as collecting, 'by far the greatest part of the information about native life that we now possess'. With chapters on the totem, family life, kinship, marriage laws and customs, burial customs, childhood, religion, the Badimo, demi-gods, priest craft, ceremonies, sacrifice, folklore, proverbs, history, etc.

US$150. bookID # 7986


BROWN, Leslie; Africa, a Natural History. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1978, , roy 4to;299pp, well-illustrated including in color, maps, original cloth, dj, fine.

US$5. bookID # 287


BROWNE, Major G. St J. Orde; The Vanishing Tribes of Kenya. London, Seeley, Service & Co., 1925, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 284, [iv, ads] pp, frontis, well illustrated with photos, 2 maps including one folding detailed map of Kenya, index, original pictorial cloth gilt, spine lightly faded, short tear at spine head, Stuart Connolly's signature on endpaper, very good+.

A description of the manners and customs of the tribes dwelling on the vast southern slopes of Mount Kenya including marriage laws, domestic rites, arts & crafts, tattooing and dress, teeth-filing, weapons and warfare, music, dances, magic, religion, folklore, riddles, natural history.

US$135. bookID # 5272


CAMPBELL, Dugald; Wanderings in Widest Africa. London, The Religious Tract Society, [1930], First edition, 8vo 22 x 15 cm]; xii, 13 - 223 pp, frontis, illustrations from photos on plates, two foldout maps showing route in red, index, original blue cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, lightly rubbed, signature of R. H. Diggory on endpaper.

A narrative of the author's travels in west Africa, from Dakar, up the Senegal to Bamako, to Nara, Nema, the Niger, Timbuctoo, Kidal, Menaka, Niamey, Gaya, Yelwa, Jebba, Kano, Katsina, etc, with much on Mauritania, Sahara, the Tuaregs.

US$50. bookID # 10486


CAMPBELL, R. J.; Livingstone. London, Ernest Benn Limited, [1929], First edition, large 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; 370 pp, frontis, 12 plates, foldout map with tissue overlay that shows areas explored by Livingstone in red, other maps showing Livingstone's routes, tables, index, original brown cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (spine darkened, edges bit worn, but not price clipped), lightly foxed at edges of text block, very good solid and tight copy.

The author uses new information that came to light to write this authorative work. Its the first complete account of the direct results, economic, social, educational, which have followed from Livingstone's work.

US$30. bookID # 8949


CARPENTER, G. D. Hale; A Naturalist on Lake Victoria, with an Account of Sleeping Sickness and the Tse-Tse Fly. London, T. Fisher Unwin, [1920], First Edition, 8vo [23 x 15.5]; xxiv, 333 pp, illustrations including full-page, 2 color plates of butterflies, each with tissue guard and letterpess, tables, folding charts, large folding map, index, original cloth with gilt lettering and vignette on spine, uncut as issued, neate old repair at top of spine, a very good clean copy, interior is fine.

Although concentrating on entomology, making important observations on butterflies and flies, the author also describes local botany, birds and mammals, as well as ecologies. An important work.

US$55. bookID # 3878


CARPENTER, G. D. Hale; A Naturalist on Lake Victoria, with an Account of Sleeping Sickness and the Tse-Tse Fly. New York, E. P. Dutton, [1920], First Edition, 8vo [23 x 15.5]; xxiv, 333 pp, 87 illustrations including full-page, 2 color plates of butterflies, each with tissue guard and letterpress, tables, folding charts, large folding map, original cloth with gilt lettering and vignette on spine, uncut as issued, light corner wear, light crease on endpaper, else near fine and clean.

Although concentrating on entomology, making important observations on butterflies and flies, the author also describes local botany, birds and mammals, as well as ecologies. An important work.

US$120. bookID # 13002


CASATI, Major Gaetano; Ten Years in Equatoria. London, Frederick Warne and Co, 1898, translated from the Italian original, thick 8vo [23.5 x 15 cm]; xxxii, 494 pp, 60 plates, frontis, some colored or tinted, numerous illus, 4 folding maps (3 colored) in rear pocket, tables, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, cover with light wear, internal hinges cracked but holding, rear endpaper lacking, interior very good with only minor foxing on some leaves.

A detailed narrative, complete with plates and maps, including Khartoum, Meshra-el-Rek, Dongu, Tangasi, Makua, Munza, the Akka tribes, Azanga, Abarambo, Sandeh, Welle-Makua, Azanga's Falls, Mahdists, Wadelai, Unyoro, Albert and Victoria Lakes, Albert Nyanza, Stanley's travels and the Emin, crocodile hunting, Virika mountains, Lake Ruitan, Bagamoyo. The appendices have extensive details on meteorological observations in Mambettu and Unyoro, and comparative tables of native languages. Valuable for its 150 illustrations, preface by Capt. Manfredo Camperio. Work p. 20.

US$150. bookID # 10758


CEYSSENS, Joseph Henri Cecil; Pouvoir et Parente Chez Les Kongo-dinga Du Zaire. np, Krips Repro Meppel, [1984], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16.5 cm]; 528, tables, diagrams, glossary, bibliog, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, cover slightly used, ink note on one margin, else clean and fine, includes the loose errata sheet and 4 page loose summary in Dutch.

A very detailed scholarly anthropological study of the Kong-Dinga people in central Africa, Zaire, formerly Congo, relates to family, village life, culture, beliefs, customs, etc. Upper-Kasayi. With summaries in English, German and French and full study in French.

US$20. bookID # 12025


CHANLER, William Astor; Through Jungle and Desert; Travels in Eastern Africa. London, Macmillan and Co., 1896, First edition, large 8vo [25 x 17.5 cm]; xiv; 535 pp, photogravure frontis portrait, engraved portrait, numerous plates and illustrations by the author, 2 folding maps in rear pocket (complete), index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering on spine, upper joints with short tears, library stamps on title and verso of plates, else a clean very good copy.

An important and well-illustrated account of the expedition in Eastern Africa and Kenya, primarily between the Tana and Juba rivers. It was undertaken with Lieutenant von Hohnel, an officer in the Austro-Hungarian navy, who had made a previous expedition in the area. The author acknowledges the help of Theodore Roosevelt in the preface. Czech, p 34.

US$450. bookID # 7123


CHAPMAN, F. Spencer; Lightest Africa. London, Chatto & Windus, 1955, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 288 pp, colored frontis, 23 colored plates, 26 black and white plates, from photos by the author, map, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (light wear, light stain on rear panel, not price clipped), small stain on outer edge of text block, good sound copy.

Based on the author's extensive travels, over 17,000 miles during a year in eastern and south-east Africa, where he travelled with his wife and three children, from Cape Town, Basutoland, Swaziland, through the Congo to Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika (Tanzania), Nyasaland, Zambesi, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), etc, with much on the wildlife, peoples, conditions. Excellent illustrations.

US$5. bookID # 12510


CHRISTY, Cuthbert; Big Game and Pygmies; Experiences of a Naturalist in Central African Forests in Quest of the Okapi. London, Macmillan and Co., 1924, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xxxi, 313 pp, frontis, 122 illustrations from photos on plates, folding colored map (short tear at stub), index, original blue pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, edges rubbed, neat tape repair in margin of page 195, front hinge cracking but firm, small chip on rear cover, clean very good copy.

The introductory chapter is by Sir Harry H. Johnston, who provides a good historica perspective and some interesting comments on the natural history of Central Africa. 'Dr Christy has been a persistent and successful hunter but it has been mainly in the cause of science. The Belgian museums, the British and perchance the Americans have been the richer for his prowess'. The author travelled extensively in the region over a 25 year period and describes the Ituri Forest of the Congo in detail in this work with much on the Ituri Pygmies, the Okapi, elephants, rhinoceros, buffalo, the forest hog, chimpanzee, the Bongo, the aardvark and ant-eaters, birds, insects, fish, reptiles, frogs, forest hunting and armament, the poisoned arrow gun, etc.

US$160. bookID # 8478


CLAPPERTON, Hugh; Journal of a Second Expedition into the Interior of Africa from the Bight of Benin to Soccatoo; to which is added the Journal of Richard Lander from Kano to the Sea-Coast, Partly by a More Eastern Route. Philadelphia, Carey, Lea and Carey, 1829, First American edition, 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; [iv, ads], xxiv, 422, [ii, ads] pp, folding engraved map (tear in blank portion), engraved plan, showing the course of the Kowara or Quarra, illus, vocabulary of Yourriba and Fellatah languages, meteorological tables, original cloth backed boards, spine worn and split but holding, original paper title label is very worn and rubbed, some light foxing and few stains, signature on title page, good copy not usually found in publisher's boards and with the ads.

A narrative of an attempt to determine the source and direction of the Niger River in western Africa. Clapperton, who participated in an earlier journey in this area under the leadership of Denham, on this second expedition journeyed in part with his personal servant, Richard Lander, who later went on to finally solve the mystery of the Niger. Clapperton travelled to Bussa, 'where he ascertained the details of Park's death' (Sykes, History of Exploration), to Kano and to Katunga and Sokoto, where he died. John Barrow, a famous explorer in his own right, edited his journal and wrote the detailed introduction, after Clapperton's death of malaria and dysentery. Gay 337. Work 20.

US$350. bookID # 8200


CLARIDGE, W. Watson, introduction by Sir Hugh Clifford; A History of the Gold Coast and Ashanti; From the Earliest Times to the Commencement of the Twentieth Century. London, John Murray, 1915, First edition, thick 8vo [23.5 x 17 cm]; 2 volumes, xxxiii, 649; xv, 638 pp, complete with the 7 maps, 2 of which are folding frontispieces (one with short tear at stub), 4 of the maps are colored, both half-titles are present, tables, extensive index in volume 2, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, gilt pictorial elephant on covers, cover a little spotted, the dust jackets are chipped at edges, with large piece lacking from dj of volume II, interiors are clean and fine, covers sound & solid.

A very detailed and thorough work of what is now Ghana, from the earliest times and with valuable appendices with bibliography, lists of governors, lists of wars, histories of forts, etc. Conover 578: 'This famous work is particularly valuable in its full treatment of the Ashanti wars. According to the later historian W. W. Ward, every one who writes on Gold Coast history should begin by pouring a libation and sacrificing a sheep in honour of Dr. Claridge, whose monumental History . . .is not likely to be superseded'. Cardinall 1318: 'This is the most important work yet published concerning the history of the Gold Coast and its relationship with Europeans'.

US$680. bookID # 12049


CLARKE, Bryan; Berber Village; The Story of the Oxford University Expedition to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. [London], Longmans, [1959], First edition, first issue, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xv, 160 pp, illustrations from photos, map, original brown cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, light wear at spine ends, corner chipped), fine in vg dj.

An entertaining account of this expedition describing the people and nature in this area. The appendix describes the scientific results as well as the details of the expedition expenses. There was also a travel book club edition.

US$15. bookID # 7303


CLAYTON, Peter A.; The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt; Artists and Travellers in the 19th Century. New York, Portland House, [1990], , 4to [28 x 22.5 cm]; 192 pp, frontis, 30 color and 145 black and white illus, many full-page, map, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped) , fine and clean, unmarked.

An excellent survey with illustrations by David Robert, Belzoni, Catherwood, W. H. Bartlett, Owen Jones, Edward Lear, Amelia Edwards, and most other artists who travelled in the area.

US$10. bookID # 12790


CLOETE, Stuart; The African Giant; the Story of a Journey. London, Collins, 1956, First British edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; 448 pp, frontis from drwg, numerous photo plates, maps, map endpapers showing author's route, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, light wear on rear panel, very good, interior is quite clean.

Based on the author's extensive travels with his wife including west, central, east and southern Africa. The appendix gives the tribal oaths of the Mau Mau. Conover 29: 'Report on a year of travel covering all Africa south of the Sahara, by a well-known South African novelist'.

US$5. bookID # 11982


CLOETE, Stuart; The African Giant; the Story of a Journey. London, Collins, 1956, First British edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; 448 pp, frontis from drwg, numerous photo plates, maps, map endpapers showing author's route, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (rubbed at edge, not price clipped), signature on title page, near fine, clean, in very good dj.

Based on the author's extensive travels with his wife including west, central, east and southern Africa. The appendix gives the tribal oaths of the Mau Mau. Conover 29: 'Report on a year of travel covering all Africa south of the Sahara, by a well-known South African novelist'.

US$9. bookID # 9265


COLENSO, John William; Ten Weeks in Natal; A Journal of a First Tour of Visitation Among the Colonists and Zulu Kafirs of Natal. Cambridge, Macmillan & Co., 1855, First Edition, 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; xxxi, [i], 271, 16, 16 pages of ads, dated March 1855, folding map frontis of Cape Town, Graham's Town and Natal, with outline color, 4 lithographed plates, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine head chipped not affecting lettering, joints worn, engraved bookplate of Richard Bourke on endpaper, minor stain in corner of plate, very good clean copy.

The author was the English Bishop of Natal. He arrived at Port Natal in 1854 and began to familiarize himself with the Zulu language with his efforts resulting in the compilation of a Dictionary and Grammar. Durban at that time had 400 houses and 1,200 white inhabitants. During his tenure, Colenso became embroiled in religious controversy, mainly due to his "liberal" views such as respecting the native practice of polygamy amongst native converts. His views eventually led to his excommunication. However, he continued to support the natives. (DNB) He was the author of a number of books on southern Africa. The plates include Maritzburg from the Bridge on the Durban Road, Street in Maritzburg, scenes. Mendelssohn p. 359.

US$280. bookID # 10422


COLVIN, Ian D.; The Cape of Adventure, Being Strange and Notable Discoveries, Perils, Shipwrecks, Battles Upon Sea and Land, With Pleasant and Interesting Observations Upon the Country and the Natives of the Cape of Good Hope. London, T. C. & E. C. Jack, 1912, First edition, large 8vo [24 x 17.5 cm]; xxxi, 459 pp, 25 plates, maps from early sources including frontis, index, original pictorial blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering, small stain on cover, lightly rubbed, interior lightly foxed on some leaves, else a very good copy.

The author provides extracts from the writings of over 40 of the main travelers to the Cape over several centuries, each with biographical material by Colvin and with his detailed introduction.

US$50. bookID # 10607


COWLEY, Cecil; Kwa Zulu; Queen Mkabi's Story. Cape Town, C. Struik, 1966, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; x, 226 pp, frontis portrait, portrait plates and illustrations on plates from photos, map, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine clean copy in dj (lightly rubbed, few short tears at edge).

The story, told by Queen Mkabi to Major Cecil Cowley, illustrates the life of Zulu girls, their love affairs, form of betrothal, marriage, conditions, social customs, the battles of Bantu races, the battlefield of Ulundi, etc. The foreword is by A. W. G. Champion.

US$20. bookID # 12601


CUMMING, Roualeyn Gordon; Five Years' Hunting Adventures in South Africa Being an Account of Sport with the Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhinoceros, Camelopard, Ostrich, Hippopotamus, Wildebeest, Koodoo, Hyena, &c.. London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co., nd [c1890], , 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 349, 15 [publisher's ads] pp, 17 plates from drwgs including frontis, map, original blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering, edges rubbed, neat name on endpaper, corners a little worn, else very good copy.

A detailed description of nature, people, hunting with good illustrations.

US$80. bookID # 10757


DALZEL, A.; The History of Dahomey, an Inland Kingdom of Africa; Compiled from Authentic Memoirs with an Introduction and Notes. London, printed for the author by T. Spilsbury and Son, 1793, , 4to [29.5 x 23 cm]; xxxi, [v], xxvi, 230 pp, 6 engraved maps and engraved folding map as called for, original boards with modern gilt ruled calf spine, antique style, with raised bands, gilt title lettering on red morocco letterpiece, old light stain in upper corner of some leaves, very minor foxing, attractive wide-margin copy, near fine.

Cox I, 392: 'The official situation which the author held gave him opportunities of gaining much valuable information, the accuracy of which may be depended on (Lowndes)'. Kainbacher I, 157. Engelmann I, 176. Work 8. With very detailed and well-drawn plates, including images of the king marching at the head of armed women, human and other victims devoted fro sacrifice, prisoners of war, etc. Thee author was governor at Cape Coast castle.

US$2000. bookID # 10952


DAVIES, E. W. L.; Algiers in 1857; Its Accessibility, Climate and Resources Described with Especial Reference to English Invalids, Also Details of Recreation Obtainable in its Neighbourhoods, Added for the Use of Travellers in General. London, Longman, Brown, Green Longmans & Roberts, 1858, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13 cm]; xii, 163 pp, 4 tinted lithographed plates including frontis view of Algiers, half title page, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine faded but lettering clear, erasure on spine, bookplate removed from endpaper, few very light library blind-stamps, very good copy.

The author describes the people, conditions, customs including markets, Turks and Moors, medical men, Jews of Algiers, religion, officials, baths, hunting, horse-racing, travels in colony, etc.

US$280. bookID # 10527


DAVIS, Richard Harding; The Congo and Coasts of Africa. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907, First Edition, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; xi, 220 pp, frontis, numerous plates from photos, original pictorial cloth, ink line on verso title page, signature on endpaper, edges bit rubbed, top edge gilted, light foxing on margin of a few leaves, very good, clean and solid.

The author, an American journalist and traveller, explored along the East Africa coast and inland, visited numerous towns, hunted hippos, commented on social life and customs, described the Americans in the Congo, etc.

US$40. bookID # 8194


DEAN, Captain Harry, with Sterling North; The Pedro Groin; The Adventures of a Negro Sea-Captain in Africa and on the Seven Seas in his Attempts to Found an Ethiopian Empire, an Autobiographical Narrative. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15.5 cm]; xvi, 262 pp, illus, vignette in green on title, original green pebbled cloth with gilt spine title lettering and decoration, near fine partly unopened copy in dj (price clipped, tape repairs on verso, chipped at edge, rubbed).

A fascinating account of Dean's travels along the coasts of Africa, trading in gold, diamonds, ivory and ostrich plumes and his travels through the jungles trying to establish a Black Empire. He had known Cecil Rhodes, Conrad, Sir Alfred Milner, made and lost great fortunes, and recounts here his fifty years of adventures.

US$55. bookID # 8608


DECLE, Lionel, introduction by H. M. Stanley; Three Years in Savage Africa. London, Methuen & Co., 1898, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xxxi, 594, 40 (publisher's catalogue dated February 1898) pp, frontis (port), 100 illustrations from photos & drwgs, 5 maps, mostly folding and colored, plus a plan, index, original pictorial cloth with leopard motif, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, lightly rubbed, new endpapers, a clean, very good, a sound and tight copy.

Not in Work. Czech 46. Mendelssohn I, 427: 'Four different zones of exploration were traversed, i.e., South Africa, Nyassland, Tanganyika and Equatorial zones, the whole representing the longest journey that has yet been achieved at one stretch from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. . . a valuable account of the religion, customs, and superstitions of the people, with a description of Victoria Falls.' The appendix contains a vocabulary in Kiswahili, Kinyamwesi, Luganda, Kavirondo, Masai, Kikamba, Kisenga. The book is dedicated to Cecil Rhodes who helped the expedition.

US$380. bookID # 10146


DENON, Vivant; Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt, in Company with Several Divisions of the French Army, During the Campaigns of General Bonaparte in that Country, and Published Under His Immediate Patronage. London, T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1803, First octavo edition in English, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 3 volumes, xx, [ii], [23]-392; [ii], 366; [ii], 312 pp, 60 engraved folding plates and map (of 61, lacking plate 39 of Elbequier Place), contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spines quite worn, joints cracked but holding, interior is clean and very good+, plates and maps very good, untorn, some with just slight foxing.

The plates include views, scenery, archaeological views, ruins, relics, portraits, buildings, printed examples of manuscripts, etc, some plates with two or more views, and are finely engraved. 'Denon was the first to reveal the richness of Egyptian art to Europe, having worked in extremely difficult circumstances during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign' (Blackmer). Ibrahim-Hilmy 172. 'A fascinating account of his adventures in Egypt as soldier, artist, explorer, and archaeologist. One of the most important of the French works on Egypt from this time' [Kalfatovic 0187].

US$850. bookID # 11436


DICK-READ, Robert; Sanamu; Adventures in Search of African Art. London, Ruper Hart-Davis, 1964, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 271 pp, frontis map showing the author's route, other maps including double-page, photo illustrations plus numerous illustrations from drawings by the author, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering, dj (lightly worn at edges), fine in vg dj.

The author, who at one time owned an art shop in Mombasa, travelled extensively in over 20 countries in Africa. An interesting work describing the local art in many parts of Africa with good illustrations.

US$5. bookID # 5923


DICK-READ, Robert; Sanamu; Adventures in Search of African Art. New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1964, First American edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 271 pp, frontis map showing the author's route, other maps including double-page, photo illustrations plus numerous illustrations from drawings by the author, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering, dj (lightly worn at edges, not price clipped), fine and clean in vg dj.

The author, who at one time owned an art shop in Mombassa, travelled extensively in over 20 countries in Africa. An interesting work describing the local art in many parts of Africa with good illustrations.

US$15. bookID # 11344


DORR, Lawrence J.; Plant Collectors in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands; A biographical & bibliographical guide to individuals & groups who have collected herbarium material of algae, bryophytes, fungi, lichens & vascular plants in Madagascar & the Comor Islands. Washington. Kew, Smithsonian Institution, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, [1997], First edition, large 8vo [25 x 16 cm]; xlvi, 524 pp, numerous illustrations from photos including portraits of most of the collectors, maps, with the CD in rear pocket, containing full text & illustrations making in pdf format, fully searchable, original pictorial boards, title lettering on spine and cover, fine and clean condition, unused.

A comprehensive and detailed reference to all the known plant collectors to this area with biographical details on each and with the often lacking CD containing all the material of the book, ideal for searches.

US$140. bookID # 13231


DRAYSON, Capt. Alfred W.; Sporting Scenes Amongst the Kaffirs of South Africa. London, G. Routledge & Co., 1858, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xiv, 327, 48 [publisher's catalogue] pp, 8 color lithographed plates including frontis by Harrison Weir from the author's drwgs, black & white plate, original pictorial gilt cloth with picture of elephant on front cover, rebacked preserving original boards and most of gilt decorated spine, gilt spine title lettering, corners worn, internal hinges re-enforced, nice clean copy.

Mendelssohn 486: 'An account of hunting and sporting experiences in Kaffraria and Natal. The author joined a party of Boer hunters who were making an excursion into the plains under the Drekensburg mountains, near the sources of the Mooi river. He remarks on the wonderful eyesight possessed by these people and their contempt for the English as sportsmen. . . There is a good account of the natives with many notes of the fauna of the country.' Later editions were issued with only black and white plates.

US$340. bookID # 9932


DROOGERS, Andreas Frederik; De Geva Arlijke Ries; Jongensinitiatie bij de Wagenia van Kisangani (Zaire). Rotterdam, University of Amsterdam, [1974], , 8vo [24 x 16.5 cm]; [viii], 295 pp, numerous illustrations from photos, maps, plans, drwgs, diagrams, bibliog, index, original heavy paper pictorial wraps, title on spine and cover, spine a little faded but lettering clear, near fine, clean with 3 other related leaves inserted loosely.

In Dutch in Central Africa, Zaire.

US$10. bookID # 12020


DUBOIS, Felix; Timbuctoo the Mysterious. New York, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1896, First edition in English, translated from the French by Diana White, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xi, [i], 377 pp, 11 maps and plans, 153 illustrations from drwgs and photos, including many full-page, title page with vignette and printed in red and black, index, original pictorial gilt cloth with gilt spine title lettering, spine slightly faded but lettering clear and unworn, light foxing on outer edge, else a near fine copy in bright covers.

A very well-illustrated work, the author travelled along the Niger, Jenne, Songhois, Sudan to Timbuctoo. A good description of the commerce, life, University of Sankore, politics, literature, the French connection, people, etc. Work 31 (which quotes the Paris 1899 edition only). The London edition was 1897, which makes this New York edition the earliest.

US$250. bookID # 7268


DUGMORE, A. Radclyffe; Camera Adventures in the African Wilds, Being an Account of a Four Month's Expedition in British East Africa, for the Purpose of Securing Photographs of the Game from Life. New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1910, First American edition, 4to [28 x 21 cm]; xix, 233 pp, frontis, 140 illustrations from author's photos, mostly full-page on plates, map, original blue cloth with gilt picture of lion and gilt border, gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, edges rubbed, hinges cracked but firm, bookplate of John Eliot Thayer with his signature on endpaper, very good copy, solid and clean.

The author travelled extensively through Kenya and provides interesting insights on animal behavior, on his photographic approach and on the native peoples. He also describes his equipment and provisions in some detail.

US$55. bookID # 6497


DUGMORE, A. Radclyffe; Camera Adventures in the African Wilds, Being an Account of a Four Month's Expedition in British East Africa, for the Purpose of Securing Photographs of the Game from Life. New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1910, First American edition, 4to [28 x 21 cm]; xix, 233 pp, frontis, 140 illustrations from author's photos, mostly full-page on plates, map, original blue cloth with gilt picture of lion and gilt border, gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, edges rubbed, hinges cracked but firm, very good copy, solid and clean.

The author travelled extensively through Kenya and provides interesting insights on animal behavior, on his photographic approach and on the native peoples. He also describes his equipment and provisions in some detail.

US$45. bookID # 6411


DUTTON, Major E. A. T.; The Basuto of Basutoland. London, Jonathan Cape, [1923], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16.5 cm]; 132 pp, colored frontis from painting with tissue guard, plates from photos, map, other illus, bibliog, index, original blue cloth with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, library bookplate on endpaper and inkstamps, good complete and sound copy.

Based on the author's travels in South Africa, he describes the country, history, Bushman, Bantu, Basuto, the people, their life, family circle, women, hospitality, superstition, folk-tales with appendices on the battle of Berea, administration and statistics.

US$75. bookID # 9105


EDBERG, Rolf; The Dream of Kilimanjaro. New York, Pantheon Books, [1976], First American edition, translated from Swedish by Keith Bradfield, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; [x], 179 pp, bibliog, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, slightly faded, dj (lightly chipped and tear at edge), clean, near fine in very good dj.

The award winning author, who was also ambassador and member of Swedish parliament, describes his travels in east Africa, especially the Great Rift Valley, and the origin and evolving of humans.

US$12. bookID # 11117


ELLIOT, G. F. Scott; A Naturalist in Mid-Africa, being an account of a Journey to the Mountains of the Moon and Tanganyika. London, A. D. Innes & Co., 1896, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15.5 cm]; xvi, 413 pp, frontis of snow peaks of Ruwenzori with tissue guard, 49 plates and illustrations from photos and sketches, diagram, 4 maps including 3 colored and folding lithographed maps at end, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, cloth faded, light edge wear, interior is clean, unmarked and near fine in good cover.

Hess & Coger 239. Tenri Library 1675. An important work on African exploration and discovery, under the auspices of the Royal Geographical Society, included a thorough study of the terrain, people, nature and botany. The appendices include a list of the native chiefs in the area, altitudes, scientific collections, agricultural and other products of the region. Very nicely illustrated.

US$440. bookID # 12285


ELLIS, A. B.; West African Islands. London, Chapman and Hall, 1885, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; viii, 352 pp, with the half-title, contemporary half green morocco, with elaborate gilt design and gilt title lettering on spine, library gilted stamp on cover else unmarked, marbled edges and endpapers, lightly foxed on first few leaves, a near fine copy in attractive binding.

'The materials for this work were notes taken during visits made to the principal islands lying off the west coast of Africa, in the course of fifteen voyages to and from South and West Africa, between 1871 and 1882' (author's note). The author describes the geography, nature, history, productions, climate, etc of St. Helena, Ascension, Fernado Po, Isle de Los, St. Vincent, San Antonio, Goree, Grand Canary, Tenerife, Madeira. No copies were traced at auction in the last 25 years.

US$550. bookID # 9243


ELMSLIE, W. A.; Among the Wild Ngoni; Being Some Chapters in the History of the Livingstonia Mission in British Central Africa. Edinburgh and London, Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, 1899, First edition, 12mo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; 320 pp, 14 photo plates including frontis portrait, folding color map (with short tear), index, original pictorial cloth, a little rubbed and soiled at edges, very good copy.

Work 55. Hess & Conger 4560. The author wrote several works on the language of the Ngoni or Zulu people. The book has good photos of the west side of Lake Nyasa and of the local people.

US$80. bookID # 5924


FORBATH, Peter; The River Congo; The Discovery, Exploration and Exploitation of the World's Most Dramatic River. New York, Harper & Row, [1977], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xii, 404 pp, illus, endpaper maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (tears at rear lower cover, not price clipped, light wear), very good cover, interior is clean and tight in good jacket.

The first comprehensive work on the exploration of the Congo River and useful for the history of the exploration of central Africa, including Livingstone and Stanley. The author intended the book as a study similar to what Moorehead did for the White Nile and the Blue Nile.

US$5. bookID # 13624


FORBATH, Peter; The River Congo; The Discovery, Exploration and Exploitation of the World's Most Dramatic River. New York, Harper & Row, 1977, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xii, 404 pp, illus, endpaper maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (price clipped, short tear), light stain on lower spine else near fine, clean and tight.

The first comprehensive work on the exploration of the Congo River and useful for the history of the exploration of central Africa, including Livingstone and Stanley. The author intended the book as a study similar to what Moorehead did for the White Nile and the Blue Nile.

US$10. bookID # 6660


FOSTER, Sir William (edited), Joseph Pitts, William Daniel, Charles Jacques Poncet; The Red Sea and Adjacent Countries at the Close of the Seventeenth Century as Described by Joseph Pitts, William Daniel, Charles Jacques Poncet. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1949, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; xl,192 pp, folding frontis of Pitt's Plan of the Temple of Mecca, 2 maps including folding, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt vignette on front covers, gilt lettering on spine, very slightly rubbed at edge of spine but clean and fine condition, covers bright.

Narratives of travels of Pitts from Algiers to Mecca and return, Daniel from London to Mocha and return, Poncet from Cairo to Abyssinia, De Brevedent's account of the journey to Sennar, etc, with appendix on Ovington's description of Red Sea Ports, and includes a detailed 30 page introduction by Foster. Pitt's description is the first of Mecca by an Englishman.

US$35. bookID # 12464


FOTHERGILL, Edward; Five Years in the Sudan. London, Hurst & Blackett, 1910, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xvi, 327 pp, complete with 32 plates including frontis from photos, index, appendices, original brown cloth, gilt spine title lettering, cover has some stains resulting in some parts being a lighter brown, signature on endpaper, else a clean very good copy, sound and solid.

The author traveled through Taufikier, Bahr-el-Abyad and the Bahr-el-Ghazal which was unexplored at that point, following the Blue Nile, Belgian Congo, etc. He describes the peoples, wildlife and hunting. 'Quite a valuable book for its description of the terrain and peoples as well' (Czech p. 59).

US$350. bookID # 10172


FREEMAN-GRENVILLE, G. S. P.; The French at Kilwa Island; An Episode in Eighteenth-century East African History. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1965, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xvi, 243 pp, frontis, 4 maps including folding, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (light wear at spine end, not price clipped), few light pencil marks in margin, else clean near fine copy.

Based on early letters by an eyewitness, the work describes a French attempt to establish a slave trading centre on the Tanganyika (now Tanzania) coast at Kilwa, and describes in detail the Afro-Arab society, trade, politics in a period not previously described. Largely from the pen of a surgeon turned slave trade but with an extensive introduction providing historical perspective.

US$35. bookID # 12016


FRENCH-SHELDON, M.; Sultan to Sultan; Adventures Among the Masai and Other Tribes of East Africa. London, Saxon & Co., 1892, First British edition, large 8vo [24 x 18 cm]; [viii], 435 pp, frontis (portrait), plus 25 plates from photos, map, hundreds of illustrations from photos and drwgs, original red cloth with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, spine a little faded but lettering clean, edges rubbed, small bookplate of Ronald Dawkins on endpaper, interior clean, very good.

A well-illustrated account of the author's travels from Aden to Mombasa, Zanzibar, where she formed a caravan, Wa-Nyika, Wa-Teita to Tveta, around Lake Chala with chapters on vulcans of Chaga, , Kimangelia, Masai, Hamidi, her meetings with Sultan Mireali and Mandara of Moschi, etc. The map is of Kilimanjaro to the sea. The illustrations include handicrafts, weapons, people, customs, jewelry. The last section is a listing of the medicines taken with on the expedition.

US$180. bookID # 9017


GATTI, Attilio; Great Mother Forest. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937, First edition, first issue with the -' on verso title page, 8vo [22.5 x 16 cm]; xviii, 19-335 pp, frontis, numerous (about 74) photos, other illustrations in text, map endpapers, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, interior is clean, fine and unmarked in very good slightly used cover.

An in-depth account based on the author's three expeditions to the then Belgian Congo, describing the peoples, nature, pygmy elephants, etc, with good photos.

US$15. bookID # 12214


GAY, Jean; Bibliographie de l' Afrique et de l' Arabie; Catalogue Methodique de tous les ouvrages français & des principaux en langues étrangères traitant de la Géographie, de l'Histoire, de Commerce, des Lettres & des Arts de l'Afrique & de l'Arabie. Mansfield Centre, Martino Fine Books, nd [1998], , 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; [viii], 312 pp, detailed indexes, original red cloth with gilted spine title lettering, clean, quite fine, as new.

A useful reference covering about 3,700 works appearing in all languages on Northern Africa and Arabia, and including all aspects such as travel, exploration, geography and philosophy. The work gives detailed information on illustrations, size, collation of the book, editions, description of book, etc.

US$55. bookID # 13339


GIDE, Andre; Travels in the Congo. New York, London, Alfred A. Knopf, 1929, First American edition, translated from the French, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; [xii], frontis, plates from photos, folding map showing author's route, original cloth, spine lettering a bit faded but readable, quite clean, very good.

A classic by this famous French writer. The author travelled from Brazzaville, up river, to the forests between Bangui and Nola, to Bosoum, Fort Archambault, Fort Lamy, Chad, the Logone, Maroua, Lere, Binder, Bibemi, Rei-Bouba, etc. Conover 1106: 'The American edition comprises the two books by this distinguished literary man, Voyage au Congo and Retour du Tschad. . . Gide's long trip in the French tropical colony, made by boat, car, tipoye, on hors and foot was semiofficial in character. . . Gide was horrified by his findings and presented a challenging indictment of the callous exploitation of the Africans. . . The book exerted a strong influence on French opinion regarding colonial policy'.

US$80. bookID # 8344


GINNEKEN, J. K. Van and A. S. Muller; Maternal and Child Health in Rural Kenya; an Epidemiological Study. London & Sydney, Croom Helm, [1984], First edition, 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; [x], 373 pp, numerous illustrations from photos, tables, charts, graphs, maps, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (light wear at edge, not price clipped), name on endpaper, clean and fine in very good dj.

A longitudinal, mult-disciplinary, population based study in the Machakos district of rural Kenya, examined the morbidity and mortality of childhood diseases, nutritional factors, environment, etc, collected over a seven year period.

US$25. bookID # 12039


GRAHAM, R. H. Carson, with a foreword by Gwilym O. Griffith; Under Seven Congo Kings. London, The Carey Press, nd [c1930], First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xii, 293 pp, frontis, 3 full-page maps, other map, illustrations on 8 other plates, bibliog, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, pictorial dj (lightly rubbed and soiled, price clipped, short tear), fine and clean in good but scarce jacket.

A narrative of events from 1887 to 1930 by the author who spent 37 years in the Portuguese colony of the Congo.

US$80. bookID # 10212


GRAY, Sir John; The British in Mombassa 1823-1826; Being the History of Captain Owen's Protectorate. London, Macmillan & Co., 1957, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; viii, 216 pp, frontis map, other maps, illus, portrait, bibliog, index, original heavy paper wraps, title lettering on cover, signature on endpaper, few pencil marks in margins, else near fine.

Published as volume I of the transactions of the Kenya History Society, the author describes the history in this period in some detail which relates to the later development of Kenya.

US$16. bookID # 12032


GRAY, William and Staff Surgeon Dochard; Travels in Western Africa in the Years 1818, 19, 20, and 21, from the River Gambia, Through Woolli, Bondoo, Galam, Kasson, Kaarta, and Foolidoo to the River Niger. London, John Murray, 1825, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; xv, [i, errata], 413 pp, 14 plates, of which 10 are aquatints, including frontis, and 4 are lithographed botanical plates, folding engraved map with engraved cartouche showing the routes of Peddie & Gray, tables, nineteenth century half green morocco, marbled endpapers, joints split with repair, edges worn, map with split at fold and crease, inscription on endpaper, good complete copy with half-title, interior clean, good impressions of plates.

Abbey Travel 282. Hess Coger 5524. Gay 2899. Work 22. Originally under the command of Major Peddie, who died before reaching the borders of Senegal, at which time Gray took the leadership of the expedition, with Dochard and seven men reaching Segu in 1818. Dochard died shortly after. The fine aquatint plates are after Gray's sketches, mostly are of scenes, people, costume, buildings, with one showing 8 musical instruments. The appendix lists the various presents to the kings of the countries passed through.

US$700. bookID # 8222


GROGAN, Ewart S. and Arthur H. Sharp, illustrations by A. D. McCormick; From the Cape to Cairo; the First Traverse of Africa from South To North. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1900, First Edition, large 8vo; xvi, 377, [ii, ads] pp, frontis, numerous illustrations and plates, including one in color, engraved plate, diagrams in text, 2 color folding maps (one with short tear), illustrations from photos, drwgs and paintings, index, original pictorial cloth, slight rubbing at edges, short tear at spine end, internal hinge cracked but firm, top edge gilted, a very nice copy, quite clean, very good in original attractive pictorial covers.

Mendelssohn, South African Bibliog vol I, p648: "The narrative is most vivid and interesting, and many of the countries traversed were little known to Europeans. Although Mr Grogan was so young a man, he appears to have grasped many of the problems of the Dark Continent in a wonderful manner and his remarks are characterized by a shrewdness and capability which would have been surprising in the case of a much traveled explorer, but were more extraordinary when it is considered that the book was written by an undergraduate." Introduction by Cecil Rhodes, the founder of Rhodesia. An interesting travel narrative from the Cape to Beira, through the Pungwe flats to the Zambezi, Nyassa, Tanganyika, Upper Nile, Dinkaland, Nuerland, Fashoda, Khartoum to Wady Halfa and Cairo, with much on the peoples encountered, their customs, animal life, etc. The author died at age 92, his obituary in the Daily Telegraph states: 'The first man to walk the length of Africa from Cape Town to Cairo. . . He did it to prove his love for the woman he was to marry. . . the exploit won the grudging permission of Miss Watt's father for the marriage'.

US$550. bookID # 10856


HERSCHEL, Sir John F. W.; Results of Astronomical Observations Made During the Years 1834, 5, 6, 7, 8, at the Cape of Good Hope; Being the Completion of a Telescopic Survey of the Whole Surface of the Visible Heavens Commence in 1825. London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847, First edition, 4to [32 x 25 cm]; xx, 452, [ii, errata and additions, often lacking] pp, engraved view Cape of Good Hope, 17 plates including four folding, other illus, tables, contemporary blind-stamped full calf, gilt spine title lettering, all edges gilted, rubbed, joints cracking with repair, few leaves lightly foxed including few plates, inscription & bookplate on endpaper, very good clean copy with nice wide margins.

Most plates include several figures including some of instruments and equipment. Norman 1056: 'With this monumental survey of the stars of the southern hemisphere, Herschel completed the task begun by his father William, who fifty years earlier had catalogued the northern celestial hemisphere. Using a twenty foot reflecting telescope, which he erected just south of Cape Town, Herschel swept the whole of the southern sky, cataloging nebulae, cluster and binary stars, carrying out the counts of over 68,000 stars.. . . he made detailed drawings and maps.' Honeyman 1663: 'The first great star-atlas of the southern hemisphere'. Includes a chapter on Halley's comet. Norman Catalogue 1056.

US$1700. bookID # 10550


HOEFLER, Paul L.; Africa Speaks; A Story of Adventure; The Chronicle of the First Trans-African Journey by Motor Truck from Mombassa on the Indian Ocean to Lagos on the Atlantic, through Central Equatorial Africa. Chicago, The John C. Winston Company, [1931], First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xii, 469 pp, color frontis and 143 illustrations from photos, glossary of African words, list animals, map endpapers, showing route in blue, index, original pictorial gilt cloth with gilt lettering spine, gilt on front cover slightly rubbed, small inkstamp of Dr. Eugene Erikson on blank endpaper, else near fine, clean throughout.

The author traveled extensively through central Africa (including Nigeria, Lake Chad, Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, etc) when it was still largely wild, describing the native peoples and wildlife especially the larger mammals. He also produced a film in part based on these travels. The author admits to taking some liberties in making the film, although the book is stated to be more factual.

US$42. bookID # 10476


HOLBOE, Knud, introduction by J. H. Driberg; Desert Encounter; An Adventurous Journey Through Italian Africa. London, George G. Harrap & Company, [1936, First edition in English, translated from the Danish first edition of 1931, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 282 pp, frontis portrait of author, photo illustrations on plates, maps, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (chipped at edges, tear), signature on endpaper, else near fine and clean in good jacket.

The author, a Dane who spoke fluent Arabic, traveled by car from Ceuta, Morocco, through Algeria, Tunis, Libya, Tripoli, across the Libyan Desert to Cairo, and provides a good description of the peoples, town, conditions, encounters, etc.

US$38. bookID # 11338


HUBBARD, Wynant Davis; Ibamba. Greenwich, Connecticut, New York Graphic Society, 1962, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; ix, 337 pp, map, original pink cloth, dj with tiny tear at edge, fine clean copy.

The American author and his wife spent 4 years in northern Rhodesia beginning in 1929 to study nature in the wilds and to farm. Hubbard estalished a natural area where all kinds of wild animals could be raised without fear of either humans or each other.

US$5. bookID # 5983


HUXLEY, Julian; Africa View. New York and London, Harper & Brothers, 1931, First edition, large 8vo [24.5 x 17 cm]; viii, [i], 478 pp, frontis, photo plates, index, original cloth, spine bit faded, internally fine in a very good cover.

A well written account based on the author's travels to East Africa and Belgian Congo with perceptive description of the land, peoples, tsetse fly, nature, sports, geography, education of the people, Uganda, etc. A nice production with very large margins.

US$5. bookID # 4614


IBRAHIM-HILMY, H. H. Prince; Literature of Egypt and the Soudan from the Earliest Times to the Year 1885 Inclusive; A Bibliography Comprising Printed Books, Periodical Writings, and Papers of Learned Societies; Maps and Charts; Ancient Papyri, Manuscripts, Drawings, &c.. Cambridge [London], Maurizio Martino Publisher, nd [1994], limited to 250 copies, thick 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; 2 volumes bound in one, viii, 398; [ii], 459 pp, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering on black label, gilt rules, fine, clean and unused copy.

A massive 860 page reference covering thousands of books, articles, etc, and a standard reference on Egypt and Sudan. Sudan at the time this bibliography was written covered a much larger area than present day Sudan.

US$65. bookID # 13372


JAMES, Wendy; Gerd Baumann and Douglas H. Johnson; Juan Maria Schuver's Travels in North East Africa 1880-1883. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1996, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; cvii, 391 pp, frontis (portrait), illus, plates, maps including 2 in color, bibliog, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, clean and bright.

Schuver traveled up the Blue Nile in 1880 in order to find a new route to the East African coast, spent time in the hills of the upper Blue Nile and the eastern watershed of the White Nile but was murdered when traveling into Dinka country. This is the first English account of his travels, the only other being an edited German version in 1883. The appendices include some original source material such as Schuver's letters, his notes on African languages and word lists, detailed diary notes, etc.

US$40. bookID # 9785


JOELSON, F. S. [compiler & editor]; Eastern Africa Today and Tomorrow. London, East Africa, 1934, , large 8vo [25.5 x 17.5 cm]; xvii, 376 pp, 11 maps including frontis, 64 other illus, photos, index, original cloth, spine faded but title lettering clean, else a clean fine copy with presentation inscription signed by author and loose one page typed letter from author on East Africa letterhead, signed by him.

Includes chapters by various experts on a wide range topics including trade, mining, air photographic survey, aviation in East Africa, big game, fishing, broadcasting, electricity development, social research, native life, architecture, forestry, coffee growing, tobacco, sugar, geography. It covers mainly Kenya, Tanganyikka, Portuguese East Africa, Rhodesia, Uganda, Zanzibar, Sudan, Somaliland, Nyasaland. There is also an East African Buyer's Guide and ads for various local products and businesses.

US$150. bookID # 7939


JOHNSTON, H. H. [Sir Harry Hamilton 1858-1927]; The Kilima-Njaro [Kilimanjaro] Expedition; A Record of Scientific Exploration in Eastern Equatorial Africa and a General Description of the Natural History, Languages and Commerce of the Kilima-njaro District. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co., 1886, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xv, 572 pp, photogravure frontis portrait of author, 6 maps including 2 folding, some in color, 78 illustrations from drwgs by author including 14 full-page, tables, index, contemporary full leather, gilt title lettering, spine elaborately gilt decorated, gilt naval crest on cover, marbled edges, ink mark erased on title, light foxing on some leaves, mostly clean, colored African map on endpaper, very good in nice binding.

Neate J29: 'Johnston was a well-known British administrator and explorer, and author of several books on Africa. He produced an excellent map of the Kilmanjaro region and pushed exploration higher than before, reaching 16,300 ft'. His treaties with local chiefs of tribes lead to the founding of the British East Africa Protectorate and he later became consul general of Uganda Protectorate, was a friend of Stanley and other explorers of Africa. This work includes much on the native peoples and the languages spoken in the areas visited, anthropology, natural history. Wood 409: 'In the appendix of this work, describing one of the best known of Harry Johnston's expeditions, is a list of the birds collected, by G. E. Shelley, and a list of the mammals obtained, by O. Thomas'. There are also lists of plants and insects collected.

US$500. bookID # 12286


JOHNSTON, James; Reality Versus Romance in South Central Africa; Being an Account of Journey Across the Continent from Benguella on the West Through Bihe, Ganguella, Barotse, the Kalahari Desert, Mashonaland, Manica, Gorongoza, Nyasa, Shire Highlands to Mouth of Zambesi. New York, Fleming H. Revell Company, [1893], First edition, large 8vo [25 x 17.5 cm]; 353 pp, 51 fine plates from photos, including frontis, color folding map with author's route in red, original pictorial cloth, vignette and gilt lettering on spine, professionally rebacked preserving the original cloth which is a little chipped on spine ends, new endpapers, map with short tear at fold, very good solid copy.

Mendelssohn p. 788: ". . . an interesting account of the country and its inhabitants. . . interesting account of Zimbabwe". The author, a medical doctor living in Jamaica, travelled 4,500 miles, mostly on foot over a period of 20 months, including many parts previously unexplored. "He never once found himself prompted to fire a shot in anger. . . he can say what perhaps no other man who has crossed Africa can - that of the many native carriers who travelled with him he did not lose one by death." (p. 6) An interesting and detailed account, the author was able to gain information as a doctor not available otherwise. The plates are very sharp and are not made from a screening process.

US$240. bookID # 5952


JOHNSTON, Sir Harry; The Uganda Protectorate; An Attempt to Give Some Description of the Physical Geography, Botany, Zoology, Anthropology, Languages and History of the Territories Under British Protection in East Central Africa, Between Congo Free State and the Rift Valley. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1902, First edition, small 4to [26 x 19 cm]; 2 volumes, xix, 470; xiii, 471-1018 pp, 48 fine color plates including frontispieces, 9 foldout color maps, 506 illustrations from photos and drwgs, index, original cloth with pictorial embossed and raised illustration in gilt, gilt spine lettering, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilted, some light rubbing at edges, inscribed, else a near fine set, clean throughout.

A magnificent production on all aspects of the Uganda area, with an emphasis on nature and the peoples. The author was Commissioner of the Uganda Protectorate and a gold medal winner of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and the Zoological Society and obviously a man of many talents, given his excellent and detailed descriptions and fine paintings. All but 2 of the color paintings are by the author and they cover natural history subjects, animals and plants.

US$220. bookID # 4352


JOHNSTON, Sir Harry H.; The Story of My Life. Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1923], First American edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; [vi], 504 pp, frontis (port), numerous plates mainly from photos, some from drawings, map, partly in color, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, spine lightly faded, top edge gilted, very good+ copy, clean and sound.

The author spent most of his career exploring Africa and serving as a British official, including governor. His many respected books include The Uganda Protectorate, Liberia, British Central Africa, The Opening Up of Africa, etc. His biography is a fascinating study of Africa, its people, customs, nature, the development of the colonial system, politics, economy, etc.

US$5. bookID # 4138


JUNKER, Dr. Wilhelm; Travels in Africa During the Years 1875-1878; [1879-1883]; [1882-1886], translated from the German by A. H. Keane. London, Chapman and Hall, 1890-1-2, First edition in English, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 3 volumes, viii, 582; viii, 477, [ii, ads]; viii, 586 pp, frontis (port), hundreds of illustrations, including many full-page, 4 folding partly colored maps (two with tears at stub), tables, index in each volume, original green pictorial cloth, gilt lettering on spine, black ruled border, edge rubbed, short tears at spine ends bookplates, light library blind-stamps on titles and some other pages, hinges cracking but firm, light ink number on spines, very good set.

Junker explored Africa from 1875 to 1886 including the mapping of the Congo River and exploring the Nile sources. He also established the identity of the Welle and Ubangi. According to Baker (Geographical Discovery and Exploration): ' he added very important details to the region', 'he succeeded in making very complete investigations into the question of the Welle river', 'he was able to correct a number of earlier travellers who had visited this region'. Junker received the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1887. He published 3 books of his exploration over a period of several years, all of which are included here. Originally published in German. The many excellent illustrations include the people, nature, plants, native artifacts. One of the best illustrated works on the area. The three volumes were done in the same style, size and cover decorations and were continuations of the author's explorations, although they are often only found separately.

US$800. bookID # 6278


JUNKER, Dr. Wilhelm; Travels in Africa During the Years 1882-1886, translated from the German by A. H. Keane. London, Chapman and Hall, 1892, First edition in English, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; viii, 586 pp, frontis (port), hundreds of illustrations, including many full-page, 2 folding partly colored maps (one with short tear), index, original green pictorial cloth, gilt lettering on spine, black ruled border, rubbed at edges, short tear at spine end, one leaf with 4 cm tear, two leaves carelessly opened, very light foxing on few leaves, else a very good copy.

Junker explored Africa from 1875 to 1886 including mapping of the Congo River and exploring the Nile sources. He also established the identity of the Welle and Ubangi. Junker received the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1887. He published 3 books of his exploration, of which this is the final one. Originally published in German. The many excellent illustrations include the people, nature, plants, native artifacts.

US$220. bookID # 4502


KELLER, Professor Dr. C.; Madagascar, Mauritius and the Other East-African Islands. New York, Negro Universities Press, ]1969], first reprint of the first edition of 1901, 8vo [23.5 x 15.5 cm]; xiii, [i], 242 pp, plates and illus, maps including full-page and folding, bibliog, index, original cloth, very slightly rubbed at lower edge, fine and clean.

The Indian Ocean islands, including the Seychelles, the Mascarenes, Mauritius, Madagascar, Rodriguez, Reunion, Aldabra, Corzet, Kerguelen, Heard Islands, etc, are described in detail including flora and fauna, population, politics, religion of people, produce, geography, commerce, history, etc.

US$10. bookID # 5000


KEMP, Dennis; Nine Years at the Gold Coast. London, Macmillan and Co., 1898, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xv, 279 pp, frontis map, numerous illustrations from photos, including some of artifacts, index, original cloth with gilt medallion on front cover, gilt lettering, rubbed at edges, very light foxing in some margins, very good clean copy.

Work 205. The author, who was a missionary for many years in the region and travelled extensively, describes the peoples in detail including their customs, habits, beliefs, and provides good illustrations including of the people, view, fetishes, native goldsmith work, village life, etc.

US$160. bookID # 6100


KRAPF, Dr. J. Lewis; Travels, Researches and Missionary Labors, during an Eighteen Year's Residence in Eastern Africa; together with Journeys to Jagga, Usambara, Ukambani, Shoa, Abessinia, Khartum and a Coasting Voyage from Mombaz to Cape Delgado. Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1860, First American edition, 8vo [21 x 13.5 cm]; xl, 464 pp, frontis folding map (short tear), bibliog, original cloth, edges worn, spine ends repaired with cloth, inscription on endpaper, contemporary reviews of book pasted on endpaper, the editor's copy with his small inkstamp, very good, interior quite clean.

Work 205. Krapf in 1848 was the first to see snow-clad Mount Kenya, which was greeted by disbelief in Europe but was later confirmed by others. Sykes (History of Exploration): 'he had blazed the trail for greater explorers'. It was only more recently that Krapf's explorations have been recognized as significant. The appendix on the mountains of Eastern Africa, the sources of the Nile, the languages of Abyssinia and Eastern Africa and the geographical researches of the area is by E. J. Ravenstein.

US$300. bookID # 8130


LE VAILLANT, M. [Francois]; 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 [with] New Travels into the Interior Parts of Africa. London, G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1790-1796, First edition in English, translated from the French edition of the same year, 8vo [21.5 x 13 cm]; 5 volumes, xii, 395; [ii], 403, [i, plate list, errata]; li, 288; iv, 383; iv, 488 pp, 34 copper engraved plates including folding, frontis & the plate of the Hottentot woman which was suppressed from most copies, without the map, contemporary full tree calf, gilt borders on covers, gilt decorated spines, gilt lettering on black leather labels, some joints cracked but firm, internally a few light stains but mainly free of foxing, lightly chipped spine end, very good set, clean.

Mendelssohn, I, 889, 890: 'His description is unique for this period, as little information respecting these regions had been published up to this date'. This a complete set of the author's first journey in Southern Africa, together with his second journey in three additional volumes, describing his travels to Algoa Bay and the district then known as Bruyntes Hoogte via Mossel Bay, through the Camdeboo country and crossing the Gamka, Buffalo, and Touws Rivers. The second expedition was to Namaqualand, Damaraland, Bechcuanaland and the Kalahari Desert. It provides an interesting and early narrative of South Africa at a time when it was little known. This is the best edition with all the plates including of giraffes, which were little known then, the local people, and several views including a view of the Cape and the town from a ship, a folding view of an encampment. Wood 433, 434. His many references to birds and animals became useful primary sources for many later works by other authors. A classic work on African travel.

US$2100. bookID # 6730


LENNING, Camille; Notes from the Canary Islands. Pittsburgh, Dorrance Publishing Co., [1996], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; [iv], 113 pp, illustrations from drwg, map, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean.

A narrative of the author's many travels in these islands off the coast of west Africa, describing eccentric individuals, life, conditions, confronting language barriers and customs, she provides an entertaining, humorous and enlightening picture of these islands.

US$20. bookID # 12093


LEVAILLANT [LE VAILLANT], F. [Francois]; Second Voyage dans l'Interieur de l'Afrique par le Cap de Bonne-Esperance dans les Annees 1783, 84 et 85. Paris, Chez H. J. Jansen et Comp., An 3 [1795], First edition, 8vo [20 x 13 cm]; 3 volumes, xliv, 304 [ii, errata]; 426, [ii, errata]; [iv], 525, [ii, errata sheet] pp, 22 fine engraved plates including many folding, contemporary full tree calf, gilt spine title lettering on leather labels, lower edges worn, light dampstain on some leaves, spine a bit rubbed but a very good sound and clean set, with all the half-titles.

Mendelssohn, I, 892, 889, 890: 'His description is unique for this period, as little information respecting these regions had been published up to this date'. Mendelssohn claims the first edition was in 1796, An 4 of the republic, which was issued with a map, not issued in this earlier edition. The second expedition was to Namaqualand, Damaraland, Bechcuanaland and the Kalahari Desert. It provides an interesting and early narrative of South Africa at a time when it was little known. The plates, including of giraffe and of hippopotamus, which were little known then, the local people, and several views . Wood 433, 434. His many references to birds and animals became useful primary sources for many later works by other authors. A classic work on African travel.

US$800. bookID # 7473


LONG, C. Chaille; Central Africa: Naked Truths of Naked People; An Account of Expeditions to the Lake Victoria Nyanza and the Makraka Niam-Niam West of the Bahr-el-Abian (White Nile). New York, Harper & Brothers, 1877, First American edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xvi, 330, 6 [ads] pp, frontis portrait with tissue guard, 20 other illustrations and plates, folding colored map with route in red, table showing seven central African languages, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, border in blind, spine ends rubbed, internal hinge cracked but firm, very good.

A narrative of the author's extensive travels and adventures in what is now Uganda, Sudan, with much on the peoples, languages, beliefs, customs, nature, etc. Ibrahim-Hilmy 391. Hess-Coger 221.

US$150. bookID # 12017


LUGARD, Captain R. D.; The Rise of Our East African Empire; Early Efforts in Nyasaland and Uganda. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1893, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; 2 volumes, xx, 563, 30 [ads]; x, 682 pp, 2 frontis's including engraved portrait, complete with 13 maps including one with inset, 9 in color 5 of which are folding (2 in pockets), 54 plates, 75 other illus, from drwgs, index, original red pictorial cloth with gilt spine title lettering, partly faded, edge rubbed, corner wear, some minor foxing on few leaves else a clean very good sound set.

Work 113. A very well-illustrated description and history of east Africa including chapters on slavery, life in the jungle, commercial possibilities, transport, labor, good sections on wildlife, animals, geography, and the peoples in the area, based on the author's extensive travels and expeditions.

US$550. bookID # 8565


MACKENZIE, Jean Kenyon; Black Sheep; Adventures in West Africa. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916, First edition, 8vo [20 x 13 cm]; xii, 314 pp, frontis, plates from photos, original pebbled cloth, spine slightly discolored, signature on endpaper, near fine copy, pages very clean.

A description of a stay of over a decade in Gaboon (French Congo), at various mail stations, with much on the missionary activities, schools, and the native peoples in the area including the Njem tribe in the Lomie district, about 400 miles inland from the coastal town of Kribi.

US$10. bookID # 5638


MALLOWS, Wilfrid; The Mystery of the Great Zimbabwe, the Key to a Major Archaeological Enigma. London, Robert Hale, [1985], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 217 pp, illustrations from photos on plates, numerous plans, maps, extensive bibliography, index, original cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean.

The author, who spent many years studying the cite in Southern Africa, provides a comprehensive architectural, archaeological and historical account that decoded the secrets of this ancient African city, describing the ruins, relics, the people of Zimbabwe and reviews the current theories. 'The narrative is structured like a detective story and studded with photographs' [Publishers Weekly].

US$4. bookID # 12022


MARSDEN-SMEDLEY, Philip; A Far Country; Travels in Ethiopia. London, Century, [1990], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [viii], 210 pp, double-page map, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, slight wear), name on endpaper, else fine and clean.

Travels throughout Ethiopia, from remote mountain-tops to isolated islands on Lake Tana, from the walled Moslem city of Harar, a village of Ethiopian Jews, to the Christian heartland, searching for the world's rarest wolf in the Bale Mountains, etc.

US$10. bookID # 13225


MATTHIESSEN, Peter; Sand Rivers. New York, The Viking Press, 1981, First Edition, sm 4to [25 x 18 cm]; [viii], 213 pp, color illustrations and plates from photos by Hugo van Lawick, endpaper maps, original cloth, dj (short tear, price clipped), signature on endpaper, near fine in very good dj.

Nature in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, with excellent illustrations, and well written text by award winning author.

US$10. bookID # 8456


MATTHIESSEN, Peter; Sand Rivers. New York, The Viking Press, 1981, , sm 4to [25 x 18 cm]; [viii], 213 pp, color illustrations and plates from photos by Hugo van Lawick, endpaper maps, original cloth, dj (light wear at edge, price clipped), near fine in very good dj.

Nature in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, with excellent illustrations, and well written text by the award winning author.

US$3. bookID # 9680


MATTHIESSEN, Peter; Eliot Porter; The Tree Where Man Was Born; The African Experience. New York, E. P. Dutton & Co, 1972, First Edition, 4to [28 x 25 cm]; 247 pp, fine color illustrations and plates, map, original cloth, dj (light edgewear), fine in very good dj. Beautifully written and illustrated by superb photos by two great award winning artist-naturalists..

US$1. bookID # 2187


MAXWELL, Marius; Stalking Big Game with a Camera in Equatorial Africa. London, The Medici Society, 1924, First edition, limited to 550 numbered copies of which this is number 405, signed by the author, folio [38.5 x 29 cm]; xxii, 202 pp, double page photogravure frontis, 113 fine photogravure plates, folding panorama of elephants charging in rear pocket, colored map, title in red & black, index, orig dark blue cloth with gilt title lettering on front cover & spine, t. e. g., spine lightly faded but lettering clear, light stain on corner of cover, rear corner bit bumped, bookplate of Frances Myers and signature on endpaper, a near fine clean copy.

A very large work, printed on heavy paper, with superb photos of African animals, especially elephants, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, buffalo, giraffes. The preface is by Sir Sydney F. Harmer. The author, describes his travels to British East Africa, Kenya, and his photographic experiences. He provides a chapter and some plates on the equipment he used. The appendices are on elephants, mammoths.

US$650. bookID # 9675


MCLEOD, Lyons; Travels in Eastern Africa; with the Narrative of a Residence in Mozambique. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1860, First edition, 8vo [20 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes, viii, 341; vi, 347, 16 [ publisher's ads] pp, frontis in each volume, including a colored seaside lithographed view of Mozambique and engraved portrait, engraved vignette on each title page, folding map (tear at stub), original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, edges a little rubbed, small erasure on spine, endpaper signature, unobtrusive and light library blind-stamps, clean very good set.

Mendelssohn I, 961: 'Some account of the Cape Colony and of St Lucia, Zululand, Delagoa Bay, and the Portuguese settlements on the East Coast of Africa, together with a description of Mozambique and some details respecting the slave traffic. A full narrative is given of the seizure of the Charles et Georges, and of the subsequent attack of the Negroes on the British Consulate.' Abbey Travel 277. There are detailed appendices on trees, timber, position of Ophir.

US$950. bookID # 10539


MELVILLE, Elizabeth Helen; A Residence at Sierra Leone; Described from a Journal Kept on the Spot, and From Letters Written to Friends at Home, by a Lady, edited by the Hon. Mrs. Norton. London, John Murray, 1861, new edition, first edition was 1849, apparently identical, 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; xii, 335 pp, endpaper ads, original cloth, decorated in blind, gilt title lettering on spine, cover with small stains, minor foxing on edge, very good clean copy.

Robinson 289. The author describes her experiences during several years stay, together with much on the climate, nature, survival amid numerous hardships.

US$90. bookID # 6570


MENDELSSOHN, Sydney; with an introduction by I. D. Colvin; Mendelssohn's South African Bibliography. Being the Catalogue Raisonne of the Mendelssohn Library of Works Relating to South Africa, including the Full Titles of the Books, with Synoptical, Biographical, Critical, and Bibliographical Notes. . . .. Cambridge, Maurizio Martino Publisher, [c1993], limited edition reprint, very thick 8vo [23 x 16 x 14 cm thick]; 2 volumes, lxxii, 1008; [x], 1139 pp, illustrations, frontis in each volume, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine, clean and unmarked.

A massive 2,200 page reference with over 10,000 works cited. A standard reference to Southern Africa which also includes sections on cartography, blue books, magazine articles, appendices, etc.

US$100. bookID # 13625


METHUEN, Henry H.; Life in the Wilderness; or Wanderings in South Africa. London, Richard Bentley, 1846, First edition, 12mo [20 x 13 cm]; xiii, 318 pp, tinted lithograph frontis of Zoolah warrior, plus 2 plates of insects, other illustrations of game animals, appendix of list of Annulosa, principally insects, collected by author, contemporary half calf, black spine label with gilt lettering, gilt line decorations, marbled boards, rubbed, very slight foxing on few leaves, very good copy.

Mendelssohn II, p. 6: "A journal of an eight months' sporting expedition through the Eastern Province to the Orange and Vaal Rivers, Waterboer's country and thence in a north-easterly direction to the junction of the Mariqua and Limpopo Rivers as far as Moselekatse's old capital in what was afterwards known as the Transvaal." The party hunted through the Hantam' district eventually arriving at Campbell where they met Livingstone, who had just returned from Mobatze, suffering from an encounter with a lion. "Many valuable botanical and geological notes will found in the work. . . The main interest of the volume, centres on the description of the game animals, and there are a number of well-drawn illustrations of the heads and horns of various species of antelopes met with in the course of the expedition". (Mendelssohn) The bookplate of Sir Henry Dumbleton, later Lord Dumbleton, Lord Privy Seal is on the back inside cover.

US$350. bookID # 4878


MIGEOD, Frederick William Hugh; Across Equatorial Africa. London, Heath Cranton Limited, 1923, First edition, thick 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; 397 pp, 71 illustrations on 49 photos plates including frontis, plus 11 plates of face marks, 5 illustrations of wall drawings, map showing route in red, tables, index, original blue cloth with gilt spine title lettering, spine a little faded but lettering clear, a clean fine copy.

Work p. 85. A narrative of the author's two journeys across Africa, the first from the Cameroons, Gaboon and following the equator to Lake Victoria to Mombassa, the second somewhat further south through Tanganyika to the River Congo on the Atlantic, to study ethnology and natural history. The author was a well regarded expert on African languages and provided extensive language specimens and relationships of tribes based on language in the appendix.

US$190. bookID # 8728


MIGEOD, Frederick William Hugh; Through Nigeria to Lake Chad. London, Heath Cranton, 1924, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; 330 pp, 20 plates from photos, including frontis, some plates with two images, 2 foldout maps, other illustrations of face marks from drwgs, index, bibliog, original cloth with spine title lettering, covers a little rubbed and marked, newer endpapers, very good complete copy with only slight foxing at outer edge.

A narrative of the author's travels to Lake Chad by way of the Benue river, with a return journey along the northern frontier of Nigeria to Kano through semi-desert, and down the railway to Lagos, to study ethnology, especially the movements of tribes caused by the desiccation of the country. The author spent 25 years in the area, having conducted numerous expeditions, and provides detailed observations of the Lake Chad area, Niger Delta, Benue River to Ibi, Yola, Garua, Bornu, Dikoa, Ngala, Kukawa, River Yobe, Bedde Country, Katagum, Hadeija, Garun Gabbas, Machena, Gumel, Kano, etc, the peoples, geology, customs, much on face markings. The appendix includes vocabularies of local languages. Work 24.

US$290. bookID # 8328


MILLAIS, John Guille, frontis by Sir J. E. Millais; A Breath from the Veldt. London, Henry Sotheran and Co., 1895, First edition, folio [40 x 31 cm]; x, 236 pp, 13 fine etched plates including frontis, other plates from drwgs, numerous other illus, the half-title page is present, title page vignette, original half brown leather, gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, gilt spine decoration, lower 2 inches of spine damaged and worn, effecting the inside lower corners of pages, moderate foxing on plates, else clean.

The signature of R. T. Coryndon on the front endpaper. Sir Robert Thorne Coryndon was Governor of Uganda and subsequently of Kenya. There was a later edition in 1899. Mendelssohn II, 13: 'The first edition was published in 1895 and soon became very rare. . .Never before or elsewhere, have the winged and furred creatures of the wild lived in their lithe beauty and fantastic grace as in these delicate drawings. . . . the frontispiece, contributed by Sir J. E. Millais, the Last Trek, is perhaps the most beautiful illustration connected with South Africa art.'

US$450. bookID # 9746


MILLIGAN, Robert H.; The Jungle Folk of Africa. New York, Fleming H. Revell Company, [1908], Second edition, the same year as the first edition, 8vo [21 x 14.5 cm]; 380, [iv, ads] pp, frontis, plus 15 plates from photos, original pictorial cloth, rubbed, small light stain in upper margins, good copy.

Based on seven years in Africa, the author gives his impressions of the peoples, their lives, society, native religion, customs, folk-lore, etc.

US$12. bookID # 6186


MITCHELL, Sir Philip, foreword by Lord Hailey; African Afterthoughts. London, Hutchinson, [1954], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xix, [i], 17 -288 pp, frontis (portrait), map endpapers, tables, index, original cloth, spine title lettering and decorations, lower front cover with light small stain, dj (worn, chipped, repair, price clipped), interior is clean and fine in very good cover, in fair jacket.

The author, who was governor of Uganda and Kenya, describes the last 40 years, the impact of modern industrial expansion, the troubles in Kenya, causes of violence, politics, etc, with useful statistical tables on demographics and trade, showing changes over time.

US$10. bookID # 12054


MOCKLER-FERRYMAN, Captain A. F.; Up the Niger; Narrative of Major Claude Macdonald's Mission to the Niger and Benue Rivers, West Africa. London, George Philip & Son, 1892, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xx, 326, 4 [ads dated September 1892] pp, frontis portrait, 12 plates, total of 20 illus, folding partly colored map, musical notations, index, original black pictorial cloth with facsimile of letter on cover in silver, silver title lettering, edges lightly rubbed, bookplate of Geoffrey G. Briggs on endpaper, minor foxing on outer edge, very good complete sound copy.

The author describes the Niger, Benue, Kebbi Rivers, the tribes and peoples, Lokoja, Fulas, Igbiras, Nupe, Ilorin, Ibo, Biafra, etc. There is a chapter on native musical instruments by Captain C. R. Day with a plate showing several instruments.

US$530. bookID # 10179


MOLLIEN, G.; Travels in the Interior of Africa, to the Sources of the Senegal and Gambia in 1818. London, Sir Richard Phillips, 1825, , 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; iv, 128 pp, folding engraved map of Senegal & Gambia showing tribes, 3 engraved plates, later brown cloth with title lettering on paper spine label, light spotting on rear cover, interior is quite clean and near fine, very minor foxing.

Shipwrecked on the African coast, Mollien discovered the sources of the Senegal and Gambia rivers, was the first European to cross Senegal from north to south, being one of the first to explore the interior of west Africa. Gay 2910. Abbey Travel 273. The appendices include a detailed itinerary and vocabulary of the Iolof, Poule and Serrere languages. Translated from the first French edition of 1820. Mollien also travelled widely in Colombia and produced an important book on the area.

US$140. bookID # 13532


MORROW, Susan Brind; The Names of Things; A Passage in the Egyptian Desert. New York, Riverhead Books, 1997, , 8vo [21 x 16 cm]; [viii], 232 pp, frontis from drwg, other illus, original cloth backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean.

A narrative of the author's travels in the deserts of Egypt and Sudan, and original treatment and lyrical description, the book was described by Elie Wiesel as: informative, perceptive, beautifully descriptive. . . a delight'.

US$5. bookID # 11531


MOUNTENEY-JEPHSON, A. J., with revision and cooperation of Henry M. Stanley; Emin Pasha and the Rebellion at the Equator; A Story of Nine Months Experiences in the Last of the Soudan Provinces. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890, First American edition, 8vo [22.5 x 16 cm]; xxiv, 490 pp, frontis (port of author), portrait of Stanley, numerous full page plates from engravings, other illus, folding colored map of the equatorial province and folding facsimile of the Mahdi's letter in rear pocket, index, original pictorial green cloth, gilt lettering, gilt vignette on spine, little rubbed at edges, light stain on spine, else a near fine clean & attractive copy.

Work p. 23. Henry M. Stanley wrote a good introductory preface. The author spent 9 months in 1888 and 1889 to help save the Emin Pasha and describes his travels in the Lake Albert area in great detail including his imprisonment. The journey lead to several clarifications of geography including the sources of the Nile.

US$90. bookID # 6896


MOUNTFIELD, David; A History of African Exploration. London, Hamlyn, [1976], First edition, 4to [30.5 x 22 cm]; 160 pp, hundreds of illustrations including colored photos, pictures from historical sources, maps including different maps on front and rear endpapers, bibliog, index, original pictorial cloth, title lettering, dj (short tear, price clipped), fine and clean copy.

An excellent survey of exploration including ancient travellers, the Portuguese century, slave trade, Blue Nile, Niger, Timbuktu, missionary travels, the Great Lakes area, Zaire, etc, with appendices, one listing the personal kit of Speke and Grant, another listing men engaged in Zanzibar.

US$15. bookID # 13024


MPETI, Mpase Nselenge, preface by J. Vansina; L'Evolution de la Solidarite Traditionnelle en Milieu Rural et Urbain au Zaire; le cas des Ntomba et des Basengele du Lac Mai-Ndombe. Kinshasa, Presses Universitaires du Zaire, 1974, First edition, 8vo [24 x 16.5 cm]; 284, [iii] pp, illus, maps, table, bibliog, glossary, original heavy paper wraps, title on front cover, tiny hole in lower margins, cover slightly rubbed, interior clean, very good.

An anthropological study related to the Ntomba and Basengeles peoples, in French.

US$30. bookID # 12014


MUTHIANI, Joseph; Akamba From Within; Egalitarianism in Social Relations. New York, Exposition Press, [1973], First edition, 12mo [21 x 14 cm]; 128 pp, illus, bibliog, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (wear at edges, not price clipped), signature on endpaper, marginal note, very good overall.

A study of the Akamba people of central highlands of Kenya, which were disappearing at the time. Included is a book review appearing in the American Anthropologist, inserted loosely.

US$30. bookID # 12015


NATHAN, Manfred; South Africa From Within. London, John Murray, [1926], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 324 pp, foldout map of South Africa, extensive index, original cloth, spine lettering faded but just visible, very good solid copy.

A description of the history and the country and its people, social life, government, industry, politics, etc.

US$15. bookID # 5701


NORDEN, Hermann; Fresh Tracks in the Belgian Congo, from the Uganda Border to the Mouth of the Congo. Boston, Small, Maynard & Company, [1924], First American edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 303 pp, frontis and illustrations from photos, 2 folding maps, with route in red, index, original green cloth, lightly spotted, some light foxing, previous owner's small inkstamp on endpaper, very good.

Work p. 226. Much on the local people, their customs, village life, and hiking through the jungle.

US$65. bookID # 6041


OATES, Frank; C. G. Oates; Matabele Land and the Victoria Falls; A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Interior of South Africa; from the Letters & Journals of the Late Frank Oates. London, C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1881, First edition, thick 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xliiix, 383, 32 [ads] pp, engraved frontis portrait, 6 fine color lithographed plates (chromolithographs), 10 natural history plates (complete), all but 1 hand-colored, 4 fldg maps, with some color, many other illus, tables, index, original pictorial cloth, with picture of zebras watching sunset on front cover, spine vignette, rear cover of ostrich, gilt spine title lettering, head of spine and joint repaired, bookplate removed from endpaper, interior quite clean, very good.

Mendelssohn II, 112: 'His account of Matabeleland is one of the best of the earlier modern works on the country'. The appendices contain an article on South African ethnology by Dr. George Rolleston, and catalogues and descriptions of the ornithological, botanical and entomological collections formed by Oates, the ornithology section by R. Bowdler Sharpe, herpetology by Albert Gunther, Entomology by J. O. Westwood, botany by D. Oliver. Wood 497: 'Originally published in 1881'. The plates, both the chromolithographed views, including one of Victoria Falls, and the hand-colored plates of birds by Keulemans, of reptiles, insects and plants are very attractive.

US$1250. bookID # 10249


O'HANLON, Redmond; Congo Journey. London, Hamish Hamilton, [1996], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [viii], 472 pp, illus, maps, bibliography, original cloth, dj, fine.

One of the best modern travel writers, but described as an explorer in the nineteenth century mould, the English author describes his travels in jungles, swamps and his encounters with native peoples and wildlife. The American edition was entitled, No Mercy, A Journey to the Heart of the Congo.

US$5. bookID # 4253


O'NEIL, Owen Rowe; Adventures in Swaziland; The Story of a South African Boer. New York, The Century Co., 1921, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 16 cm]; xii, 381 pp, frontis, illustrations from photos, 2 maps, original pictorial cloth, spine ends frayed, light edgewear, good.

Excellent illustrations and interesting narrative.

US$22. bookID # 2325


PACKER, Craig; Into Africa. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, [1994], First edition, 8vo [21 x 16 cm]; [x], 277, [vi] pp, colored photos on plates, maps, original cloth backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean, with a loose article on the author from Geo, 2010, with colored illustrations.

Packer is to lions what Jane Goodall is to chimps, and here describes his experiences with lions and other animals in the Serengeti, Tanzania and in Kenya. Beautifully written and fascinating.

US$5. bookID # 13616


PACKER, Joy; Home from Sea. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, [1963], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 251 pp, frontis and 10 illustrations from photos on plates, original cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj (light wear at spine ends, price clipped), name on endpaper, else near fine in good jacket.

The author of popular novels and travel books, describes her life in South Africa and England, especially the colorful mosaic of South African scenes where she built a house in the Cape area, describes the people, wildlife, whalers, growing nationalism, politics, dangers, various dramatic events, etc, all very well-written.

US$8. bookID # 12128


PAKENHAM, Thomas; The Mountains of Rasselas. New York, Reynal & Company, [1959], First Edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 192 pp, plates from photos, text illus, maps of Ethiopia, original cloth, dj (light wear at spine edges), fine.

The search for the legendary mountain prison of the royal princes of Abyssinia, in little known areas of the region, resulted in a number of archaeological discoveries.

US$5. bookID # 3037


PARK, Mungo; The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa in the Year 1805; Together with Other Documents, Official and Private Relating to the Same Mission, to which is Prefixed an Account of the Life of Mr. Park. London, John Murray, 1815, Second edition, revised and corrected with additions, the first edition was also 1815, 4to [28 x 21 cm]; xvii, [i, glossary], 373 pp, engraved foldout map showing author's routes in yellow, blue and red, with the section titles, illustrations including one of African bridge, later cloth with gilt spine title lettering, bookplate on endpaper, library inkstamps on title, title page worn, soiled & with short tear, repair on verso map, 2 leaves with repair, lightly foxed on some leaves, but a good sound & otherwise clean copy.

This is the journal of Park's second African expedition begun in 1805 to explore by canoe and find the source of the Niger, where he subsequently died trying. It is proceeded with a detailed memoir of his life, and Isaaco's journal and Amadi Fatouma's journal at the end of the book, with six appendices. Hilmy II, 93. See Printing and the Mind of Man 253.

US$450. bookID # 9103


PEEL, Sydney; The Binding of the Nile and the New Soudan. London, Edward Arnold, 1904, First Edition, 8vo [23 x 16]; viii, 288, [16, publisher's ads, dated Feb 1904] pp, engraved mezzotint frontis (port of Mehemet Ali), folding colored map (4 cm split at fold, tear), original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, very small ink stamp of Lilliput post office on corner margin of frontis, rubbed at spine edges, corners, hinge cracking but firm, good sound copy.

The book is in two parts, the first dealing with the control of the Nile for irrigation, and the second on Soudan (or Sudan), covering society, slavery, trade, social conditions, etc.

US$120. bookID # 2447


PEREIRA, Duarte Pacheco, translated and edited by George H. T. Kimble; Esmeraldo de Situ Orbis. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1937, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxxv, 193 pp, frontis, 9 plates and charts, maps, including folding and including two folding maps, partly colored at end, bibliog, index, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette, gilt spine title lettering, small light stain on rear cover, else a fine clean copy with a presentation inscription signed by Kimble on the endpaper.

Duarte Pacheco was deemed in his own day to be as eminent as Vasco da Gama, was unnoticed for nearly 400 years until his work was first published in 1892, here translated into English for the first time and with an excellent introduction, providing a good historical perspective. Duarte Pacheco had sailed around the coasts of Africa and provides the only eyewitness description of these coasts, as well as a description of navigation problems. W. F. Morris contributes Appendix IV on the map. Other appendices are on the Senegal-Niger-Nile controversy, snakes, silent barter. 'It is still a most valuable volume of eyewitness information on the sea, the coast, and the peoples of the west coast of Africa as far south as the Cape of Good Hope'. [Hart]

US$150. bookID # 12467


PETHERICK, John; Egypt, the Soudan and Central Africa with Explorations From Khartoum on the White Nile to the Regions of the Equator Being Sketches from Sixteen Years' Travel. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1861, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xii, 482 pp, folding map (old repair on verso, annotation), half title, later calf-backed boards, raised bands, gilt spine title lettering, spine faded but lettering bright, some minor spotting on few leaves, mostly marginal, tight and sound, very good+ copy.

Blackmer 1295. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 109. Czech 129. Work 24. The author traveled extensively over a 16 year period in Egypt, Sudan, Bahr-el-Ghazal, Niam-Niam, Abyssinia, Kenya, Tanzania, and as a hunter-naturalist found some new species, provides some good observations on wildlife, social and religious customs, cannibalism, native doctors, etc. There is also a list of vocabulary.

US$850. bookID # 10537


PLAYER, Ian; The White Rhino Saga. New York, Stein and Day, [1973], First American edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 254 pp, illustrations from photos on plates, maps, index, original cloth-backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (light wear at spine edges, not price clipped), near fine and clean in very good dj.

The story and adventure of the saving of the near extinct white rhino in South Africa. 'The danger of the captures, the disappointments, the ultimate successes, make a splendid tale' [Alan Paton, introduction]. Includes a loose presentation note that refers to the author.

US$12. bookID # 11352


POWELL, E. Alexander; The Map that is Half Unrolled; Equatorial Africa from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic. New York, The Century Co., [1925], First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; xv, 355 pp, frontis, 64 plates from photos, two colored folding maps each showing author's route, index, original pictorial gilt cloth with gilt title lettering, very minor shelf rubbing at edge but a near fine copy, quite clean.

The author, a popular travel writer and explorer, travelled from the Indian Ocean, across Tanganyika and the Congo to the Atlantic, and described the peoples, tribes and nature in some detail.

US$20. bookID # 7905


READE, W. Winwood; Savage Africa; being a Narrative of a Tour in Equatorial, Southwestern & Northwestern Africa, with notes on the Habits of the Gorilla, Unicorns, Tailed Men, the Slave-trade. . . civilization of Western Africa. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1864, First American edition, 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; 452, [vi, ads] pp, foldout map (partial split at fold), 13 plates, 16 other illustrations from drawings, including the illustration not in list of illustrations, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine ends chipped, edges worn, corner stains on title page, else very good, interior is clean with only very slight foxing on few leaves.

Conover 490: 'The author claims the merit, not of an explorer, but of having been the first young man about town to make a bona fide tour in Western Africa and with no special object, and at his own expense. His work is still much quoted'. The author was a fellow of the Geographical and Anthropological Societies of London. With much on cannibalism, drugged elephants, the gorilla dance, volcanic flower garden, fever, malaria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Dahomey, Niger, Congo, slave trade, Casemanche, etc. The author seems to have enjoyed his extensive travels, 'to flaner in the virgin forest, to flirt with pretty savages, to smoke his cigar among cannibals'.

US$280. bookID # 12484


REDMAYNE, W. B.; Across Africa on a Lorry. London, Marshall, Morgan & Scott, nd [c1938], First edition, 12mo [19 x 12.5 cm]; xii, 13 - 128 pp, frontis and many plates from photos, map showing route, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, edges lightly rubbed, presentation inscription from G. L. Whitman, dated 1940, else a near fine and clean copy in scarce dust jacket (spine ends chipped, not price clipped).

A narrative of a 5,000 mile journey from Lagos, Nigeria, Cameroons, through Central Africa and Sudan by truck, often where there were no roads. The numerous illustrations record the native peoples, customs, living conditions, activities, village life, sports, etc.

US$80. bookID # 12941


REES, Coralie and Leslie; Westward from Cocos; Indian Ocean Travels. London, George G. Harrap & Co., [1956], First British edition, 8vo [20 x 14 cm]; 268 pp, frontis, numerous illustrations from photos, map endpapers, original blue cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (chipped at edges and corners, not price clipped), light stamp of previous owner on endpaper, near fine and clean in good dj.

The authors describe their travels to the Cocos Islands and Mauritius, and up the east coast of Africa.

US$12. bookID # 7159


REEVE, Henry Fenwick; The Gambia; Its History, Ancient, Medieval and Modern together with its Geographical, Geological and Ethnographical Conditions and a Description of the Birds, Beasts and Fishes found therein. London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1912, First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xv, 288 pp, frontis (portrait), numerous illustrations from photos, 3 maps including foldout and large folding at end, bibliog, index, with the errata slip, original pictorial gilt cloth with gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, outer edges slightly rubbed, some minor foxing, else near fine, signed by the author 'with the author's complements', 1916, on half title page.

Conover 558. Work 15. Well-written and nicely illustrated, covering all aspects of this western African country, with much on nature, the peoples, etc. An obituary from a 1920 newspaper is tipped-in on endpaper.

US$280. bookID # 8064


RITZENTHALER, Pat; The Fon of Bafut. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, [1966], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xiii, 221 pp, numerous illustrations from photos by Robert Ritzenthaler, maps, glossary, bibliog, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (rubbed, lightly chipped, price clipped), near fine and clean in very good dj.

A narrative of travels of author and archaeologist husband to the Bafut village in Camerouns, with descriptions of the people, ceremonies and customs, with reference to the Fon or chief who was first introduced to the world by Gerald Durrell in 'The Bafut Beagles', secret societies, the impact of European education, Anlu or women's uprising, fetishes,

US$15. bookID # 10886


ROBERTS, Andrew (editor); Tanzania Before 1900. Nairobi, East African Publishing House, [1968], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; [vi], xx, 162 pp, 10 maps, geneology charts, bibliog for each chapter, index, original black cloth (hardcover), gilt spine title lettering, near fine, quite clean.

With contributors including Beverley Brock, Steven Feierman, Isaria Kimambo, Alison Rdmeyne, Andrew Roberts, Aylward Shorter, Roy Willis and an extensive historical introduction by editor, the work provides a detailed picture of each of the main groups: the Shambaa, Pare, Hehe, Nyiha, Fipa, Kimbu and the Nyamwezi and with appendices.

US$22. bookID # 12043


ROTBERG, Robert; Joseph Thomson and the Exploration of Africa. New York, Oxford University Press, 1971, First American edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 360 pp, illus, 6 maps including double-page, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, small adhesion on front panel where price sticker was removed), signature on endpaper, else near fine and clean.

Thomson ranked with Livingstone among the great British explorers of Africa, traveling in what is now Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Morocco. He opened trade routes, made maps, and wrote books but died at the age of 37. This is his first full biography. The appendices show Thomson's outfit and expenses, a list of all the porters, and copies of the original treaties made by Thomson on behalf of the British South Africa Company. Thompson's articles and books are listed.

US$35. bookID # 10224


RUSHBY, Kevin; Eating the Flowers of Paradise; A Journey Through the Drug Fields of Ethiopia and Yemen. London, Constable, [1998], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xii, 322 pp, double-page map showing author's route, photo plates, appendix of qat glossary and consumer's guide, index, original brown cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), clean and fine, unmarked.

A fascinating and dangerous journey through Ethiopia and Yemen, with an explanation of the rich and varied culture surrounding the drug qat, legal in UK but banned in US. 'Eating the Flowers of Paradise is an extraordinary journey in a corner of the earth which has eluded investigation by explorers until this time. It abounds with fascinating and exciting fresh material presented in a style comparable to the accepted classics of travel in Arabia and the Middle East' (Norman Lewis). Qat is legal in UK but not in US, experts claim its mild as tea or as addictive as cocaine, but Rushby explores its use which is central to life in Yemen.

US$8. bookID # 13108


RYAN, Isobel, illustrations by Bill Ryan; Black Man's Palaver. London, Jonathan Cape, [1958], First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; 252, numerous illustrations from drwgs, endpaper maps, original pictorial cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj (a little rubbed at edge, not price clipped), else fine and clean.

A narrative of travels in Nigeria, especially Lagos, presenting a detailed picture of conditions, customs and society at that time before the later disruptive events.

US$24. bookID # 11356


SAVORY, Isabel; In The Tail of The Peacock. New York, James Pott & Co, 1903, First American Edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xii, 352, [iv, publisher's ads] pp, photogravure frontis (port), 48 plates from photos, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt lettering, spine a bit darkened, stain in corner of frontis, light stain in margin of some leaves, front hinge starting but firm, else a very good sound copy.

Travels in Morocco. Robinson 74.

US$55. bookID # 2323


SCULLY, William Charles; Between Sun and Sand, A Tale of an African Desert. Capetown, Johannesburg, etc, J. C. Juta & Co., [1898], First edition, with ad on verso half-title, 8vo [19 x 13 cm]; x, [ii], 294 pp, original brown cloth, gilt spine title lettering, lightly foxed on outer edge of text block, very good.

A tale of Trek-Boer life, Bushmen in Namaqualand in South Africa, with the tale Noquala's Cattle, in the Transkei. Good, included at the end in 6 further chapters.

US$50. bookID # 10548


SEVERN, Merlyn; Congo Pilgrim. London, Museum Press, [1952], First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; x, [11] - 221 pp, 36 plates including frontis, map, index, original cloth, faded, dj (light wear at edges), very good copy in vg dj.

The author describes the country with much on the people and their customs and with good illustrations, including head binding.

US$15. bookID # 5500


SHAW, George A.; Madagascar and France with some account of the Island, Its People, Its Resources and Development. New York, American Tract Society, nd [c1885], First American edition, 12mo [19 x 13.5 cm]; [ii], 438 pp, frontis (portrait), foldout map of Madagascar, 19 additional plates from drwgs, original decorated brown cloth, with gilt title lettering on spine, some light scattered foxing, very good solid copy.

Based on the author's fourteen years in Madagascar, he provides a history, showing how weak France's claim on the island was, a description of the people, customs, social and religion, the flora and fauna, climate. The illustrations show musical instruments, people and activities, street scene, village life, Malagasy criminal in chains, a pitcher plant, buildings, etc. Work 136.

US$80. bookID # 7912


SHAW, Thomas; Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant. London, A. Millar, 1757, Second edition, with great improvements, large 4to [27.5 x 22 cm]; xviii, [ii, sub-title, contents], 513, [i, plate list] pp, 38 copper engraved plates, plans & maps (including 7 folding maps, folding plates), leaf of music, divisional half-titles, engraved head & tail pieces, text illus, later tan half calf, raised bands, gilt ruled, gilt title on red leather spine label, contemp marbled boards, lightly rubbed, bookplate of Peter Ward, slight foxing & offsetting from plates, sm chip to title corner, map with tear, near fine, nice binding.

Cox i, p377. Pritzel 8649. Gay 391. Nissen. 3839 Casey Wood p566. Blackmer Sale 307: "His work is valuable for its accurate descriptions of antiquities, geography & natural history he observed". Gibbon praised him and "his scrupulous fidelity was vindicated by James Bruce and by later African explorers. . . a noble example of typography" (D.N.B., vol 17, p 1384). "These Travels have been universally esteemed, not only for their accuracy and fidelity, but on account of the illustrations they contain of natural history, of the classic authors, and especially of the Scriptures." (Lowndes). A handsomely printed work, the best description of North Africa of the period. The author visited Egypt, Sinai, Palestine, Cyprus and most of North Africa, and provides much material on Tunis and Algeria. A section on Lebanon is included in the description of the Levant. More than 640 species of plants are described. There is also a list of the rarer plants of Barbary, Egypt and Arabia. The plates include natural history, botany, animals, antiquities. His geological views were enlightened for his time, while his conjectures on the subject of the pyramids have been fully confirmed by later investigators. This edition has more plates and includes the material in the supplement of 1756 that was not in the first edition of 1738. There is a section on plants, birds, animals, etc, he collected.

US$1150. bookID # 9514


SHAW, Thomas; Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant; [with] A Supplement to a Book Entitled Travels or Observations, &c. wherein Some Objections, lately made against it, are Fully Considered and Answered with Several Additional. London, A. Millar, 1738, 1746, First edition of the book and of the supplement, the Best edition, folio [34.5 x 23 cm]; [viii], xv, [i], 442, [ii], 60, [viii] pp, 34 copper engraved plates, plans & maps (including 10 fldg maps, plates), leaf of engraved music, half-title & div half-titles, title in red & black, engraved head & tail pieces, text illus, contemporary full calf, gilt title lettering on red leather spine label, joints cracked but firm, old wear to edges, bookplate of William Robertson, Advocate (relative of Scottish historian of same name, lightly foxed on 2 leaves, interior is crisp, fine.

Cox i, p377. Pritzel 8649. Gay 391. Nissen. 3839 Casey Wood p566. Blackmer Sale 307: "His work is valuable for its accurate descriptions of antiquities, geography & natural history he observed". Gibbon praised him and 'his scrupulous fidelity was vindicated by James Bruce and by later African explorers. . . a noble example of typography' (D.N.B., vol 17, p 1384). Lowndes 2372: 'These Travels have been universally esteemed, not only for their accuracy and fidelity, but on account of the illustrations they contain of natural history, of the classic authors, and especially of the Scriptures.' A handsomely printed work, the best description of North Africa of the period. The author visited Egypt, Sinai, Palestine, Cyprus and most of North Africa, and provides much material on Tunis and Algeria. A section on Lebanon is included in the description of the Levant. More than 640 species of plants are described. There is also a list of the rarer plants of Barbary, Egypt and Arabia. The plates include natural history, botany, animals, antiquities. His geological views were enlightened for his time, while his conjectures on the subject of the pyramids have been fully confirmed by later investigators. There is a section on plants, birds, animals, etc, he collected. This is regarded as the best edition which includes the supplement published 6 years later and which contains his folding plate Lithostrotum Preaenestinum which is found in some

US$2800. bookID # 11010


SHORTER, Aylward; Chiefship in Western Tanzania; A Political History of the Kimbu. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1972, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xxvi, 439 pp, frontis and plates from photos, maps, charts, diagrams, tables, appendix, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (spine lightly faded, not price clipped), clean, fine and unmarked.

A detailed work which relates to why chiefdoms proliferate in Africa, the author studies the Kimbu people, their politics, clans, chiefly regalia, etc and shows how conflicts and attitudes deriving from traditional political structure underlie colonial and post-independence administration.

US$50. bookID # 12029


SIBREE, James; A Naturalist in Madagascar; A Record of Observation Experiences and Impressions made during a period of over Fifty Years' Intimate Association with the Natives and Study of the Animal & Vegetable Life of the Island. London, Seeley, Service & Co, 1915, First Edition, 8vo [23 x 16]; 320, [16, ads] pp, frontis, illus, plates, 3 maps (1 folding), index, original pictorial green cloth, with gilt lizard on front cover & gilt spine title lettering, top edge gilted, fine, clean copy, sound and tight, in dust jacket (small tears at edge, spine end & corners bit chipped).

British Museum Natural History Catalogue 1190. Wood 568. An important work covering all parts of the country on flora, fauna, ecology, climate, jungles, geology as well as the native peoples. Sibree spent about 50 years on the island, this being the first authoritative work on the subject in a country now undergoing rapid development and loss of wildlife. The first edition in nice jacket.

US$250. bookID # 13073


SIBREE, James; The Great African Island; Chapters on Madagascar, a Popular Account of Recent Researches in the Physical Geography, Geology, and Exploration of the Country, its Natural History and Botany; its Origin and Divisions, Customs, Language, Superstitions, etc. London, Trubner & Co., 1880, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xii, 372 pp, frontis, 3 plates, 2 folding maps (linen backed), tables, index, contemporary half red morocco, gilt title lettering and gilt decorations on spine, small gilt library label on cover else unmarked, marbled endpapers and edges, corners bit rubbed, frontis lightly foxed in margin, but very clean, solid, very good copy.

Work p. 108. Hess & Coeger 2928. The author had spent many years on the island and travelled extensively and here describes the natural history and the peoples and their beliefs, folklore, customs. The plates are of natural history and plants.

US$420. bookID # 9236


SIEBER, Roy, Niangi Batulukisi, Karen Abney Korn, Meredith Palumbo; Out of Africa; Sub-Saharan Traditional Arts. Dayton, The Dayton Art Institute, 2000, First edition, 4to [30.5 x 23 cm]; 140 pp, 116 colored illustrations from photos including full-page, maps, bibliog, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title lettering on spine and cover, repair at upper spine, else fine and clean, unmarked.

A testimony of the beauty and power of African art, 112 treasures were assembled for this exhibition showing shrine objects, masks, figurines, clothes, textiles, chairs, weapons, musical instruments, sex ornaments, utensils, etc.

US$18. bookID # 12528


SPEKE, John Hanning; Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile. London, William Blackwood, 1863, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xxxi, 658, [xxxxii, ads] pp, frontis, 25 plates + many other illus mainly by Captain Grant, 2 colored maps (including one large folding in rear pocket showing route in red), 2 portraits (Speke and Grant) including frontis, tables, original brown pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine ends frayed, small repair, internal hinge cracked but firm, short tear at upper joint, frontis margin lightly foxed, interior clean and very good,.

Speke, together with Richard Burton, attempted to discover the source of the Nile. Speke was the first European to see Lake Victoria Nyanza and the first to enter what is now Uganda. He attempted to take full credit for discovering the Nile source, resulting in a conflict with Burton. A well-illustrated account with a list of plants collected by Captain Grant. Hess & Coger 417. Ibrahim-Hilmy 255. The plates are especially good showing wildlife, scenery, their camp, pombre brewing, magician, handicrafts, weapons, etc.

US$790. bookID # 12055


STAIRS, William G.; Janina M. Konczacki (editor), foreword by Denis Stairs; Victorian Explorer; The African Diaries of Captain William G. Stairs, 1887-1892. Halifax, Nimbus Publishing, [1994], First Edition, 8vo [23.5 x 17 cm]; xv, [i], 319 pp, illus, including full-page, maps, bibliog, index, original stiff pictorial wraps, clean, near fine.

A detailed description of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition under the command of Henry M. Stanley, in which Stairs was second in command, providing a new perspective, and the Katanga Expedition into the Congo under Stairs' command. Enlightening description of the expeditions and the deprivations, with a good introduction by the editor. These diaries are here first published. Janina Konczacki and Denis Stairs, his son, give good introductory material, providing a historical perspective and some new information.

US$10. bookID # 10895


STANLEY, Henry M.; In Darkest Africa or the Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890, First American Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 16 cm]; 2 volumes, xiv, [ii], 547; xvi, 540; 45 plates including 2 steel-engraved frontis's (portraits), 4 maps including 3 folding in pockets, numerous other illustrations and portraits from photos and drwgs, one chart in color, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilted signature of author & title on covers, gilt vignette on spines, map of Africa on both volumes in blind-stamp, signature on endpaper, slightly rubbed at edges, complete, clean and fine set, no tears on maps.

One of the classic African travels by this experienced American traveller and writer, published in London in same year, and translated into a number of other languages. According to DNB, the expedition "accomplished great things; it had made notable additions to African geography and ethnology". Work 26. Very well-illustrated.

US$220. bookID # 9559


STANLEY, Henry M.; In Darkest Africa or the Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890, 1891, First American Edition of volume I, 8vo [22.5 x 16 cm]; 2 volumes, xiv, [ii], 547; xvi, 540; 45 plates incl 2 steel-engraved frontis's (portraits), 4 maps including 3 folding in pockets, one in photocopy], many other illustrations & portraits from photos and drwgs, 1 chart in color, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilted signature of author & title on covers, gilt vignette on spines, map of Africa on both volumes in blind-stamp, covers rubbed, edgewear, internal hinges repaired, no ownership marks, short map tears, good set.

One of the classic African travels by this experienced American traveller and writer, published in London in same year, and translated into a number of other languages. According to DNB, the expedition "accomplished great things; it had made notable additions to African geography and ethnology". Work 26. Very well-illustrated. The three folding maps in pockets are: A Map of the Great Forest Region, showing the route of the expedition from the River Congo to Victoria Nyanza; A Map of the Route of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition Through Africa, and, a Mpa of Emin Pasha's Province [in photocopy].

US$50. bookID # 13797


STRATTON, Arthur; The Great Red Island. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1964], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16.5 cm]; xiii, [ii], 368 pp, illustrations from photos, map, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt vignette and gilt spine title lettering, dj (short tear, price clipped), fine, clean and unmarked in very good jacket, inscribed and signed by author in the year of publication.

The history and exploration of Madagascar, with descriptions of the people and wildlife.

US$24. bookID # 11974


STRATTON, Arthur; The Great Red Island. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1964], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16.5 cm]; xiii, [ii], 368 pp, illustrations from photos, map, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt vignette and gilt spine title lettering, dj (bit faded, not price clipped), bookplate removed from endpaper, library discard stamp on verso title but interior clean and unmarked, very good.

The history and exploration of Madagascar, with descriptions of the people and wildlife.

US$10. bookID # 10606


STRONG, Richard P. (editor); The African Republic of Liberia and the Belgian Congo; Based on the Observations Made and Material Collected During the Harvard African Expedition 1926 - 1927. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1930, First Edition, 4to [27 x 20 cm]; 2 volumes, xxvi, 568; ix, 569 - 1064 pp, 476 illustrations (some color printed plates) text figures, 9 maps, orig crimson cloth, gilt lettering, dust jackets (rubbed, chipped with one having large section missing), else a fine clean set, with a presentation inscription on the author's card, signed by author to Horace Binney, paperclipped to title with rust mark.

A most interesting survey of Liberia and Belgian Congo related to medical and natural conditions. Much of the travel was by foot across Africa. The first volume deals mainly with social and medical conditions, and especially of the little known inhabitants of tribal Liberia and their living conditions but also covers geology, flora, zoology. The second volume is a comprehensive survey of the natural history, with emphasis on birds, mammal, insects and reptiles. Very well illustrated. Not often found with both dust jackets and author's signature. Strong, professor of tropical medicine at Harvard, was accompanied by other physicians and zoologists on the expedition. Conover 659.

US$210. bookID # 7714


SWEENEY, Charles; Naturalist in the Sudan. New York, Taplinger Publishing Company, [1974], First American edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 240 pp, beautifully illustrated with photos on plates and hundreds of other illustrations from drawings, double-page maps (Nubia Mountains, Bahr el Ghasal and Darfur) showing routes travelled, original cloth-backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, lightly foxed at upper outer edge of text block, else clean, near fine condition in good dj (price clipped, tear repaired, light wear).

Published in Great Britain as Background of Baobabs. The author, an entomologist, spent considerable time in southern Sudan observing wildlife, including animals, insects, plants, birds, as well as the people and their customs.

US$5. bookID # 13564


TALBOT, P. Amaury; In the Shadow of the Bush. London, William Heinemann, 1912, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16.5 cm]; xiv, 500 pp, colored frontis of Ekoi Girl in Fatting House costume, numerous illustrations from photos, folding drawing of wall decoration, folding map colored in outline (short tear at fold), tables, index, original green cloth with mounted illustration on cover as issued, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, spine edges a bit rubbed, front internal hinge cracking but firm, slight foxing on few margins but a clean, near fine copy.

The author travelled extensively in the Oban District of Southern Nigeria and part of the Cameroons to study the Ekoi people as well as the natural history of the area. Included are chapters on religion, Egbo, Jujus, position of women, birth customs, divination, witchcraft, funeral ceremonies, war, government, folk-lore, etc, with detailed appendices on taboos, clubs, anthropometrics, orthography, grammar, vocabularies, botany, zoology, mineralogy, meteorology, geography. Work 109. 'He was one of the first generation of colonial servants who combined anthropological proficiency with administrative ability, and his several volumes are highly regarded' (Conover).

US$200. bookID # 8865


TALBOT, P. Amaury; In the Shadow of the Bush. New York, London, George H. Doran; William Heinemann, 1912, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16.5 cm]; xiv, 500 pp, colored frontis of Ekoi Girl in Fatting House costume, numerous illustrations from photos, folding drwg of wall decoration, folding map colored in outline (short tear at fold), tables, index, original green cloth with mounted illustration on cover as issued, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, lower corner bumped, with only slight rubbing, but a clean, bright fine copy.

The author travelled extensively in the Oban District of Southern Nigeria and part of the Cameroons to study the Ekoi people as well as the natural history of the area. Included are chapters on religion, Egbo, Jujus, position of women, birth customs, divination, witchcraft, funeral ceremonies, war, government, folk-lore, etc, with detailed appendices on taboos, clubs, anthropometrics, orthography, grammar, vocabularies, botany, zoology, mineralogy, meteorology, geography. Work 109. 'He was one of the first generation of colonial servants who combined anthropological proficiency with administrative ability, and his several volumes are highly regarded' (Conover).

US$240. bookID # 8736


TALBOT, P. Amaury; Life in Southern Nigeria; The Magic, Beliefs and Customs of the Ibibio Tribe. London, Macmillan and Co., 1923, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xvi, 356 pp, 32 plates from photos, with 51 illustrations, large folding, partly colored map at end, errata slip (often lacking), index, complete copy, original blue cloth, with spine title lettering, dust jacket (not clipped, bit chipped at upper edge), else near fine, interior clean, with the scarce jacket.

Work 62. Conover 786: 'He was one of the first generation of colonial servants who combined anthropological proficiency with administrative ability, and his several volumes are highly regarded'. A well-illustrated account with descriptions of the peoples of southern Nigeria, especially the Eket district, the deities, witchcraft, magic plays, spirits of beasts and trees, ceremonies, secret societies, marriage, tabu, war. topography, etc, with excellent illustrations including the illustration of the 'Phallic Juju' which was to bring fertility to farms, fetishes, activities, rituals, cookery, sacred dances, etc.

US$140. bookID # 8691


TALBOT, P. Amaury; Life in Southern Nigeria; The Magic, Beliefs and Customs of the Ibibio Tribe. London, Macmillan and Co., 1923, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xvi, 356 pp, 32 plates from photos, with 51 illustrations, large folding, partly colored map at end, errata slip (often lacking), index, complete, original blue pictorial gilt cloth, with title lettering on new cloth spine, new endpapers, a very good, sound and tight copy, clean throughout.

Work 62. Conover 786: 'He was one of the first generation of colonial servants who combined anthropological proficiency with administrative ability, and his several volumes are highly regarded'. A well-illustrated account with descriptions of the peoples of southern Nigeria, especially the Eket district, the deities, witchcraft, magic plays, spirits of beasts and trees, ceremonies, secret societies, marriage, taboo, war. topography, etc, with excellent illustrations including the illustration of the 'Phallic Juju' which was to bring fertility to farms, fetishes, activities, rituals, cookery, sacred dances, etc.

US$120. bookID # 12989


TAYLER, Jeffrey; Valley of the Casbahs. London, Little Brown, [2003], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xiv, 335 pp, colored illustrations on plates, map, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, slight wear), fine and clean, unmarked.

The author of Facing the Congo here describes his challenging and funny journey across the Moroccan Sahara.

US$5. bookID # 13633


TAYLOR, Bayard; The Lake Regions of Central Africa. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1887, , 8vo [19 x 14 cm]; [xii], 397, [vi, ads] pp, 30 plates including frontis with tissue guard, original pictorial decorated cloth, gilt titlle lettering on spine and cover, cover only slightly rubbed, presentation inscription dated 1888 on endpaper, else a fine copy, interior is quite clean and unmarked.

The author has compiled this book using the works of Burton, Speke and Baker, who were the first explorers in these areas. Well illustrated.

US$30. bookID # 11251


TAYLOR, Bayard; Travels in South Africa. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1887, , 8vo [19 x 14 cm]; [viii], 336 [vi, ads] pp, frontis (portrait of Livingstone), 22 other plates of native peoples, animals, views, etc, original pictorial decorated cloth, gilt titlle lettering on spine and cover, cover only slightly rubbed, presentation inscription dated 1888 on endpaper, else a fine bright copy, interior is quite clean and unmarked.

Mendelssohn II, p, 4465. An interesting description and good overview with much on the explorations of Livingstone, Moffat, Anderson, Stanley and Magyar. Very well illustrated.

US$40. bookID # 11256


THUKU, Harry, with Kenneth King; Harry Thuku, an Autobiography. Nairobi, Oxford University Press, 1970, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; xiv, 100 pp, frontis (portrait), plus 22 photo plates, 2 maps (foldout), 14 documents and correspondence, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, spine & cover title lettering, lightly rubbed at edge, name on margin on half title page, near fine, clean.

The only account of a major political figure from the very earliest period of Kenyan modern politics, produced when he was 75 years. Well-illustrated of historical value.

US$15. bookID # 12031


TOOLEY, R. V,; Collector's Guide to Maps of the African Continent and Southern Africa. London, Carta Press, 1969, First edition, 8vo [25 x 19 cm]; xvi, 132 pp, 100 plain plates at end, 6 coloured plates including frontis, other illustrations in text, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (light wear, price clipped), near fine, clean and unmarked.

A beautifully illustrated reference work describing about 500 maps in detail, that allows identification, including size, date, edition, full title, maker, variations, etc. Author was the premier map expert and wrote several books on subject.

US$50. bookID # 13476


TREATT, Major C. Court; Out of the Beaten Track; A Narrative of Travel in Little Known Africa. London, Hutchinson & Co., nd [c1931], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15.5 cm]; 288 pp, frontis (portrait), 46 illustrations on plates, map, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, cloth faded from sun, short tear at spine head, edges a little rubbed, signature on endpaper, slightly spotted on title, else clean, very good.

The introduction by Dr. G. M. Vevers, superintendent of the London Zoological Society, describes the author as 'a strong advocate of shooting with the camera rather than with the rifle, and realizes full well the importance of preserving big game from extinction for the benefit of future generations'. The author, who had spent over twenty years in Africa, describes hunting elephant with a spear, journey down the Bahr-el-Arab, the Dinkas, witchcraft and superstition, night photography, lions, Habbania, big game and smaller animals, with several chapters on the African elephant. He travelled through Sudan, Abyssinia, Congo, Uganda, Kenya, etc.

US$80. bookID # 9269


TRISTRAM, H. B. [Henry Baker]; The Great Sahara: Wanderings South of the Atlas Mountains. London, John Murray, 1860, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xiv, [i, list of illus], 435, 32 [publisher's ads dated Dec. 1860] pp, complete with 11 plates including frontis of Oasis of El Kantara, 2 folding colored maps including large one at end (short tear), other illus, title page vignette, orig pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, part of spine cloth is lightened, bookplate removed from endpaper, internal hinge cracked but firm, very good overall, interior clean & near fine, inscribed by author 'with the author's best regards'.

The author had travelled extensively in the middle east, Holy Land and North Africa. After describing his detailed preparations, the author describes his travels south from Algiers through northwest Africa, with much on the peoples, conditions, customs, celebrations, feasts, ruins, language, etc. The appendices including mammals, birds, reptiles, mollusca, plants collected, geology, geography, history of the Sahara. One of the maps shows caravan routes, the large map shows author's route in red.

US$450. bookID # 12535


TROUWBORST, Albertus Antonius; Vee Als Voorwerp van Rijkdom in Oost Afrika. Gravenhage, Uitgeverij Excelsior, nd [c1960s], , 8vo [23.5 x 1`6 cm]; 115, [ii] pp, map, bibliog, original heavy paper wraps, spine and cover title lettering, clean and fine.

A study of East Africa, from Sudan, through Uganda, Kenya, Rhodesia, eastern South Africa, etc, in Dutch.

US$10. bookID # 12019


WACK, Henry Wellington; The Story of the Congo Free State; Social, Political and Economic Aspects of the Belgian System of Government in Central Africa. New York and London, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1905, First edition, thick 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xv, 634 pp, frontis portrait from painting, 125 illustrations from photos on plates, bird's-eye view, 2 maps including large folding colored, tables, index, with the errata slip at page x (often lacking), original cloth with gilt bordered leather spine label with gilt title lettering, gilt design, spine darkened, cover lightly soiled, interior clean, very good.

A thorough description of the Belgian Congo, its political system, history, colonial government, communications, rails, roads, trade, education system, much on slavery, tribes, etc. The detailed appendices are documents, treaties, letters, reports, etc. The author was a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a New York lawyer and wrote the work to defend the current regime against opponents.

US$65. bookID # 8765


WADDINGTON, George and Barnard Hanbury; Journal of a Visit to Some Parts of Ethiopia. London, John Murray, 1822, First edition, 4to [29 x 24 cm]; vii, 333, [ii, ads dated March, 1822] pp, 18 engraved plates and maps including 2 folding maps, folding plate and frontis, original boards, joint split but holding, old hand-written title on front board, printed title label on spine, engraved bookplate of Percival Ross Frames, early owner's note on title, inscribed 'from the Author' on endpaper, dampstains, else very good.

The authors followed Burckhardt up the Nile. Dressed as Turks, they ascended the river as far as Merowe. 'He gave a polished and amusing account of his experiences' (Moorehead, The Blue Nile). Waddington did the actual writing of the book and the original sketches which include scenes of the pyramids at El Bellal, the Castle of Koke, a Nubian ferry-boat, figures of Bacchus, temple at Djebel el Berkel, sculptures, temples, a native of D'Ongola, etc. Gay 2693. Lowndes 2802. Abbey Travel 289.

US$750. bookID # 6813


WALKER, Walter Frederick; The Azores: or Western Islands; A Political, Commercial and Geographical Account, containing what is Historically Known, Description of Their Scenery, Inhabitants, Natural Productions; Reference to the Eastern Group, St. Michael & St. Mary, the Formigas. London, Trubner & Co., 1886, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; viii, 335 pp, frontis map, folding map, folding tinted plate, other plates and illus, 13 pages of musical notation, songs with separate decorated title page, tables, contemporary red half morocco, gilt spine title lettering, marbled boards, front joint cracking but firm, very slightly foxed on few outer edges but interior clean and fine in very good cover.

A detailed description of these islands including early voyages to them, Atlantis, The Formigas, The Dollabarets, light-houses, San Miguel, earthquakes, volcanoes, Ponta Delgada, agriculture, climate, emigration, commerce, fish, flora, gardens, people, religion, topography, villages, mineral waters, goats, the baths, ancient pottery, prisons, activities, etc. Royal Geographical Society Catalogue p. 494. No copies were traced at auction in the last 25 years.

US$550. bookID # 9573


WAUTERS, A. J.; Stanley's Emin Pasha Expedition. London, John C. Nimmo, 1890, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 14 cm]; xvii, 378, [xxv, publisher's ads] pp, complete with 33 plates including frontis portrait of Stanley, folding colored map (tear) showing the route in red, index, original brown pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine ends and internal hinges worn and repaired, bookplate on endpaper, signature on half-title, good clean copy.

Travels across central Africa by the foremost African explorer. The American edition had only 12 illustrations on 8 plates and was printed on poor quality paper.

US$60. bookID # 9571


WEEKS, John H.; Among Congo Cannibals; Experiences, Impressions and Adventures During a Thirty Years' Sojourn Amongst the Boloki and Other Congo Tribes with a Description of their curious Habits, Customs, Religion & Laws. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1913, First American edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 352 pp, frontis and numerous plates from photos, folding color map at rear, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, top edge gilted, spine faded, very good, internally clean.

Work p. 64. A detailed and interesting work. The appendices are on bread-making, Boloki language, counting and kinship, native diseases, health of white men on the Congo.

US$110. bookID # 5160


WEEKS, John H.; Among the Primitive Bakongo; A Record of Thirty Years' Close Intercourse with the Bakongo and Other Tribes of Equatorial Africa, with a Description of their Habits, Customs & Religious Beliefs. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1914, First American edition, published same year as first English edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvi, 318 pp, frontis, 40 illus, including full-page from photos, folding detailed map, partly in color, index, original red pictorial gilt cloth (with picture of native in Buffalo disguise), top edge gilted, with gilt lettering on spine, light foxing, a very bright, unworn cover, fine copy.

Work 64. The author describes the people of the Lower Congo and his extensive travels in the area, with sections on court etiquette, language and proverbs, native foods and drinks, social life, Congo women and their ways, native amusements, curses, fetishes, warfare, hunting, black magic and white magic, religion, etc. An appendix lists native diseases and their remedies.

US$120. bookID # 6254


WHITE, Stewart Edward; African Camp Fires. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1913, First edition, 8vo [19 x 13 cm]; xiii, 378 pp, frontis of author's trophy room, numerous illustration on photo plates, original blue cloth, title lettering, spine faded but lettering still visible, light shelf wear, signature on endpaper, overall very good, but interior is clean and near fine.

A narrative of the author's travels in east Africa including Mombassa, the Shimba Hills, Kenya, Nairobi, description of an ostrich farm at Machakos, Bondoni, Tsavo River, Likipia, Guaso Nyero, with descriptions of the peoples, nature, customs, hunting, etc, with an account of his 22 month hunting safari. Czech 172.

US$45. bookID # 13021


WILLIAMS, Harry; Quest Beyond the Sahara. London, Robert Hale, [1965], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 190 pp, illustrations from photos and paintings on plates, 2 maps, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean in dj (bit rubbed, not price clipped).

An account of three journeys into the area south of the Sahara made by Hugh Clapperton, Dixon Denham and Richard Lander, including the areas around Lake Chad, the Northern Cameroon mountains, kingdoms of Bornu and Hausa, cities of Kano and Sakoto. In the third journey, Lander travelled by canoe to Bussa on the Niger, completing Mungo Park's initial attempts and solving the course of the Niger.

US$20. bookID # 11985


WORK, Monroe N.; A Bibliography of the Negro in Africa and America. Mansfield Centre, Martino Fine Books, nd (1998, limited edition facsimile reprint of the original 1928 edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xxiii, 698 pp, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine, clean and unused, as new condition.

A massive reference covering Africa, United States, West Indies and Latin America, with a detailed table of contents by subject areas, including history, customs, languages, music, culture, colonization, slavery, religion, economic, education, literature, etc.

US$40. bookID # 12901


WORTH, C. Brooke; Mosquito Safari; a Naturalist in Southern Africa. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1971, First Edition, vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 316 pp, illustrations from photos, map, index, original cloth, dj (light wear at spine end, small chip, not price clipped), else near fine in vg dj.

The author, seeking mosquitoes that transmit viruses, managed to not only collect many species but also observe the local conditions, wildlife and birds on the way to writing this interesting narrative.

US$5. bookID # 4239


WORTH, C. Brooke; Mosquito Safari; a Naturalist in Southern Africa. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1971, First Edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 316 pp, illustrations from photos, map, index, original cloth, dj (price clipped), very light signs of use, else near fine, clean and unmarked.

The author, seeking mosquitoes that transmit viruses, managed to not only collect many species but also observe the local conditions, wildlife and birds on the way to writing this interesting narrative.

US$7. bookID # 13565


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