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Kalahari Camp Fires - Retold from the Manuscript of A S Poultney, Pioneer

By Bee, A G

The Knox Publishing Co., Durban, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 276 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The boards have wear about the edges, corners and seams. They have marks from handling and storage. The spine is a little elderly but has been repaired. The boards are steady and sure. Within, there are previous owner signatures. The pages are clean, clear, convivial, tight, expectant, assured. fk

$100.00

Impressoes da Africa do Sul

By D'Almada, Jose

Sociedade Nacional de Tipografia, Lisboa, 1929. First Edition. Softcover. Poor/No Jacket. 149 pages (complete). In Portuguese throughout. A much owned, much neglected copy. The covers are stained, foxed, marked, much worn all about. The covers are stoic and sure. The contents have tanning, foxing, user wear. Nonetheless, they are resolute, clear, competent, certain. fk

$42.00

Um Soldado em Africa - Memorias : 1917-1923 Trinta Anos Depois Mil Quilometros a Pe no Sertao Viagens, Impressoes e Critica (Massulale Alma Nacional do Imperio Colonial Portugues)

By de Brito, Candido Coelho

The Author, Porto, 1951. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 181 pages (complete). In Portuguese throughout. A mild-mannered copy. The covers have some wear about the edges, corners and seams. They are scuffed and marked by handling and storage. They are sure and secure. The contents have some mild shelving / storage wear to the top corners. The frontispage has been stamped with a copy number (139). The pages are most pleasing. They are very clean and clear, comfortable and congenial, fresh, confident, sound. fk

$80.00

Afrika Flug: Im Wasserfluzeug Switzerland von Zurich Uber den Dunkeln Erdteil Nach dem Kap der Guten Hoffnung
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Afrika Flug: Im Wasserfluzeug Switzerland von Zurich Uber den Dunkeln Erdteil Nach dem Kap der Guten Hoffnung

By Mittelhozer, Walter ; Gouzy, Rene ; Heim, Arnold

Orell Fussli Verlag, Zurich / Leipzig, 1928. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 235 pages (complete). In German throughout. Of particular interest: the front pastedown has a (famous) ex-libris bookplate for INA KREUNEN MEES (the well known Dutch embroiderer) by Erik Mayer showing an Abyssinian cat (Ina KM had introduced the species to the Netherlands). The pastedown is also SIGNED by Ina Kreunen Mees (dated: Des. '33). A genially owned copy. The boards are much worn, scuffed, marked all about by handling and storage. They are steady and sound. Within, the frontispage has been removed. The contents are mild-mannered, clean, clear, bold, certain, companionable. fk

$15.00

Diary of a South African Journey (Under the auspices of the Third (Triennial) Empire Mining and Metallurgical Congress) - March 6th to May 27th, 1930
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Diary of a South African Journey (Under the auspices of the Third (Triennial) Empire Mining and Metallurgical Congress) - March 6th to May 27th, 1930

By Bell, R L P

The Author, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Signed. 287 pages (complete). The frontispage has a generous inscription from Bell, which he also signed (dated: Xmas 1931). The frontispiece was also signed by him. A benign copy. The boards have wear about all edges and corners. They have scuffing, handling and storage marks. Nonetheless, they are comfortable and sure. The contents are in excellent condition. They are fresh-faced, pacey, energetic, most agreeably clean and clear, free of blemish, most companionable. An excellent snapshot of 'Colonial White life' in South Africa between the wars. fk

$30.00

To Melenek in a Motor-Car
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To Melenek in a Motor-Car

By Halle, Clifford

Hurst and Blackett, Limited, London, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 312 pages (complete). A sound copy. The boards are worn about the edges, corners and seams. There is scuffing, there are storage marks, handling marks. The spine also has wear to head and foot. The stamped gilt titling is benign. The boards and spine are sure and contented. The paper trims and end papers have some mild foxing and tanning. The end paper has some storage wear. The contents are pleasing. They are noble, clean, clear, healthy, confident, companionable, generous. fk

$240.00

Strange Africa
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Strange Africa

By Green, Lawrence G

Stanley Paul & Co., Ltd., London, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 288 pages (complete). Please note that the illustration plate at pp248/249 is missing. A resolute, steady copy. The boards have much wear, scuffing, marks all about. The spine has been repaired. The spine has been much knocked about but is sound. The papertrims are little tanned from shelving and age. However, the contents are pleasing. They are clean, clear, certain, comfortable, genial, generous of spirit, companionable. fk

$90.00

In Search of South Africa
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In Search of South Africa

By Morton, H V

Methuen & Co.., Ltd., London, 1948. Limited. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Signed. 368 pages (complete). Hand-numbered 455 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Signed by Morton on the certification page. A very sound, pleasing copy. The spine has a leather patch at the head with the book's titling further affixed. The boards are mild-mannered. They have some wear, scuffing and handling marks. They are otherwise serene. The contents are in excellent condition. They are thick, certain, very clean and clear, very confident and generous - as if almost new throughout! fk

$70.00

Swinging the Equator
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Swinging the Equator

By Makin, William J

Jarrolds Publishers London Ltd, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Signed. 320 pages (complete). Seemingly signed by Makin on the front pastedown and the title page. A relaxed copy of this thrilling adventure as Makin travels over and through Africa. The boards are much worn, scuffed, marked all about. They are resolute, sure, steady. The contents are most pleasing. They are thick, clean, clear, creamy, very healthy and pleasing. fk

$48.00

Islands in a Forgotten Sea
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Islands in a Forgotten Sea

By Bulpin, T V

Howard Timmins, Cape Town, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/Good. Signed. 435 pages (complete). Signed by Bulpin on the front page. A much neglected, but heroic copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket is mild with some wear to edges and seams. It is bright and eager. The boards are much scarred and worn all about from storage and use. The spine is much worn with patches of the skin missing. It is functional and sure. The contents have a previous owner's signatures here and there. The contents are mild, mellowed. They have some foxing, some age-related marks. They are also clear, comfortable, relaxed, competent, generous of spirit, healthy of body. fk

$70.00

Red Car Diaries : Behind the scenes on SA's Favourite Travel Show
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Red Car Diaries : Behind the scenes on SA's Favourite Travel Show

By Dowds, Ashley

Struik Publishers, 2006. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 192 pages (complete). Softcover with flaps. The illustrated matte covers are serene and healthy. They have very light wear about the edges. The contents are pleasing. They are clean, clear, companionable, contented, certain - as if new! fk

$40.00

Lunch with Livingstone
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Lunch with Livingstone

By Kantor, Cyril

Michael Joseph, London / Shuter & Shooter, South Africa, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Signed. 206 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Cyril Kantor on the opp-first-free-page. A comfortable copy. The dustjacket has wear about the edges and seams. There are some scuff and shelving rub-marks. The dj is secure and sure. The blue-cloth covered boards are neat, genial, healthy. The contents are pleasing. They are clean, clear, companionable, amiable, convivial, certain, fresh-faced. fk

$40.00

Journal of A Visit to South Africa, in 1815 and 1816 with Some Account of the Missonary Settlements of the United Brethren, near the Cape of Good Hope
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Journal of A Visit to South Africa, in 1815 and 1816 with Some Account of the Missonary Settlements of the United Brethren, near the Cape of Good Hope

By Latrobe, Rev C I

James Eastburn and Co at the Literary Rooms, Broadway, New York, 1818. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 395 pages (complete). First American edition. A comfortable, even comforting copy. The leathered boards are much worn all about. The spine has been repaired with a leathered strip. Nonetheless, the boards, despite being elderly and venerable, are secure and sure and steady. The frontispage has a serene ex-libris plate indicating previous ownership by Edna and Frank Bradlow, the esteemed Africana collectors and experts. The guttering along the frontispage is cracked. The security of the book is solid. The contents are mellow, gently aging, clear, confident, generous. fk

$100.00

Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in Africa, by the late John Leyden, MD enlarged, and completed to the present time with illustrations of its geography and natural history, as well as of the moral and social condition of its inhabitants by Hugh Murray, Esq., FRSE - Vol 1
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Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in Africa, by the late John Leyden, MD enlarged, and completed to the present time with illustrations of its geography and natural history, as well as of the moral and social condition of its inhabitants by Hugh Murray, Esq., FRSE - Vol 1

By Leyden, John ; Murray, Hugh

Archibal Constable and Company, Edinburgh ; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1817. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 512 pages plus folded maps (complete). A most comfortable copy. Volume One only. Rebound in quarter leather. Marbled end-papers. Cloth covered boards are healthy. They have some light wear and scuffing. The leathered spine is benign. There are six ridges. It is a little scuffed and rubbed, but is otherwise healthy. The contents are most pleasing. There are of course the consequences of age, but these are light and unobtrusive. There is some foxing and some handling marking. However, in general the pages are hale, hearty, clean, clear, thick, tight, companionable. fk

$175.00

Travels in the Interior of Africa, by Mungo Park, and In Southern Africa - interspersed with Notes and Observations, Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical
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Travels in the Interior of Africa, by Mungo Park, and In Southern Africa - interspersed with Notes and Observations, Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical

By Park, Mungo ; Barrow, John

W Sommerville, A Fullarton, J Blackie, & Co. Booksellers, East Clyde-Street, Glasgow, 1817. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 480 pages (complete). A comfortable, elderly copy. Very early 'omnibus' of true African adventure! Rebound in quarter leather. The sable coloured cloth boards are sound and elegant. They have some wear from shelving about the edges. The leathered spine is clubbable and smart. Five ridges. Very light wear to the head and foot. The contents resolutely carry their years with confidence. The front pastedown has an ex-libris plate indicating previous ownership by Edna and Frank Bradlow, the esteemed Cape Town Africana collectors and specialists. All folded maps and illustration plates present. The contents have evidence of contented, amiable use throughout. The pages have wear, marks and some foxing. The pages are tight, clear, certain, noble, patrician, placid, engaging. fk

$220.00

John Barrow's, Esqs. ebemahligen Sekretärs des Grafen Macartney, Uber-Rechnungsrathes auf dem Vorgebirge der guten hoffnung und Sekretärs des General-Lieutenants, Franz Dundas, während dessen dasiger Regierung, neue Reise in das Innere von Südafrika - nebst Robert Semple's Beschreibung der Capstadt un Schilderung seiner Einwohner.
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John Barrow's, Esqs. ebemahligen Sekretärs des Grafen Macartney, Uber-Rechnungsrathes auf dem Vorgebirge der guten hoffnung und Sekretärs des General-Lieutenants, Franz Dundas, während dessen dasiger Regierung, neue Reise in das Innere von Südafrika - nebst Robert Semple's Beschreibung der Capstadt un Schilderung seiner Einwohner.

By Barrow, John ; Semple, Robert ; Bergk, I A (transl)

Anton Doll (In Kommission den...), Wien, 1805. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 429 pages plus 3 pages advertising plus folded map (complete). In German throughout. Teutonic font. A book to bring shivers of delight to any lover of old books. Cotton rag paper. Three title pages. The title quoted is of the third. The first is as: "Bibliothek der neuesten und interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen./line/ Zwen und zwanzigster Band, enthält: John Reise in das Innere von Südafrika"/ line/ Wien, 1805. In commission ben Anton Doll." Second is as: "Archiv der neuesten und interssantesten Reisebeschreibungen./ line/ Zebnter Band, enthält: John Barrow's neue Reise in das Innere von Südafrika./ line/ Wien, 1805. In commission ben Anton Doll." This page has a stamped emblem: Habsburg Imperial Crest with leitmotif: Litomericensis sig Gymnasii Regii" showing possible ownership by this Czech academy. The front pastedown has a serene ex-libris plate showing previous ownership by Edna and Frank Bradlow, the esteemed Africana collectors and specialists. Included: correspondence regarding this copy, between the Africana Library in Johannesburg and Frank Bradlow in Cape Town. A much owned but comfortable and contented copy. The boards are plain, resolute. They are much worn, scuffed and marked all about. The spine too, has wear. Both the boards and spine are stead and sure. The paper is healthy. Untrimmed. The two illustrations are on blue paper. The pages are clean, clear, elderly, benevolent, worthy, more than competent, eager even, thrilling. A bibliophile's book indeed!! fk

$500.00

Voyage dans le Sud-Ouest De l'Afrique ou récits déxplorations faites en 1861 et 1862 Depuis la baie Valfich jusqu'aux chutes Victoria
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Voyage dans le Sud-Ouest De l'Afrique ou récits déxplorations faites en 1861 et 1862 Depuis la baie Valfich jusqu'aux chutes Victoria

By Baines, Thomas ; Launay, Belin-De (trauidts et abrégés par)

Librairie de L Hachette & Cie., Paris, 1868. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 298 pages (complete). In French throughout. The front pastedown has a rustic, serene ex-libris plate indicating previous ownership of this copy by the esteemed Africana experts and collectors, Edna and Frank Bradlow. Fully bound in tan leather. The spine has four ridges, gilt titling and ridge-edging. A most agreeable, avuncular copy. The boards have some very mild shelving wear about the edges. The faces are elegant, handsome. They have mild scuffing, marks from age and shelving. They are healthy, steady, sound. The contents are most gratifying. All plates and map present. The pages have marks appropriate to sanguine aging. They are however, mild-mannered, benevolent, clean, clear, tight, hale and sure, assured and amenable. A comfortable, contented copy. fk

$150.00

Klein Reis Deur Drakenstein
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Klein Reis Deur Drakenstein

By de Klerk, W A

Perskor-Uitgewery, Johannesburg, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 186 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. Ex-library (Cape Town Region)copy with consequent debris, residue, labels, stamps, annotations, marks, wear, use. The dustjacket is affixed to the boards. The dj has wear, scuffing from storage. It is passive. The binding has been slightly shifted in balance from storage. The boards and binding are sound, steady. The contents are mild-mannered. They have evidence of contented use throughout. The pages are clean, clear, certain, convivial. fk

$19.00

Strange Africa
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Strange Africa

By Green, Lawrence G

Stanley Paul & Co., Ltd., London, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 288 pages (complete). A rare copy of one of Green's earlier titles. A companionable, contented copy. The boards have scuffing, marks, wear to edges and seams. The spine is a little worn and faded. Nonetheless, the boards are sure and secure. Within, the frontispage has a gift inscription (not from the author). The frontis and end papers are a little marked from handling. The contents have splatters of aging foxing. The pages are comfortable, convivial, assured, certain, reassuring. fk

$120.00

The Great Thirst Land : A Ride through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, and Kalahari Desert
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The Great Thirst Land : A Ride through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, and Kalahari Desert

By Gillmore, Parker - "Ubique

Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, Paris & New York, 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 466 pages (complete). A VERY rare first edition copy of this rollicking tale of hunting in Imperial South Africa. The brown cloth covered boards are scuffed, rubbed, worn to edges and corners, to the spine head and foot and seams. The stamped decoration is affable. The gilt titling is genial. The boards are sound and fit. The guttering along the frontispage is cracked. However, the security of the book is unaffected. In general the book is aging at an agreeable pace. The contents are fast, tight and certain. The front pages have age related foxing. The frontispage has a previous owner signature and a publisher's impression ("With the Publishers Compliments"). The end pages are more lightly foxed. The contents do have occasional handling and aging marks, but by far the pages are most satisfyingly healthy. They are clean, clear, certain, confident, contented. fk

$360.00

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