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The Wilder Shores of Love

by Blanch, Lesley

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(London: Readers Union / John Murray, 1956). 8vo; original red buckram, lettered in gilt on spine; dustwrapper; pp. 319; some plates. Dustwrapper very slightly edgeworn and a bit tanned; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; dustwrapper and edges somewhat foxed, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Good condition. 'The Wilder Shores of Love consists of studies of four remarkable women;… Read more
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By Road to Tangier and Marrakesh

by Bell, Robert

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(London: Alvin Redman, 1960). 8vo; original maroon boards, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 303, incl. index; plates; endpaper map and folding street plan of Tangier at end; some plans and maps in text. Dustwrapper rather edgeworn, with tape repairs to reverse; scattered foxing. Good condition. "Tangier is rapidly increasing in popularity as a tourist centre and Robert… Read more
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Round Africa Cruise Holiday

by Mais, S. P. B. and Gillian

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(London: Alvin Redman, 1961). 8vo; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 264, incl. index; plates; large, folding colour map. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; corners slightly bumped; trace of light foxing. Good condition. "They travelled by luxury ship calling at Gibraltar, Genoa, Port Said and Cairo,… Read more
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(London: Hutchinson, 1976) 0091276101. 8vo; original dark blue boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. xxii + (iv) + 294; plates; maps; diagrams. Tape reinforcing to reverse of dustwrapper spine panel and folds; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper and gift inscription to verso; small tape remnants to endpapers; occasional fox spot.… Read more
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The Graphic Atlas and Gazetteer of the World

by Bartholomew, J. G. (editor)

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(London: John Walker, ca 1892). 4to; original blue pebbled cloth, re-backed in blue rexine; lettered in gilt on spine; new endpapers; pp. viii + 268 + 10; colour maps of the entire world and of several principal settlements. Boards rubbed; earlier owners' names signed on front pastedown; trace of silverfish attention to title page; moderate foxing. Good condition. Outstanding geographical… Read more
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(Philadelphia: J. W. Bradley, 1859). First American edition: The British first edition was published by John Murray in the preceding year. 8vo; original brown pebbled cloth, ornately blocked in blind to boards, and lettered in gilt on spine; pp. 426 + publisher's catalogue; folding frontis.; folding map; numerous plates and illustrations in text. Cover very worn and bumped; binding shaken;… Read more
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The Key to South Africa: Delagoa Bay

by Jessett, Montague George

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(London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899). 8vo; original turquoise cloth over bevelled boards, lettered in gilt to spine and upper cover; pp. xvii + (i) + 178 + publisher's catalogue; plates, including frontis. portrait with tissue guard and maps. Extremities lightly rubbed; scattered foxing; one plate (pp. 69,70) has worked loose, but is present. Good condition. (Hosken, p. 109: Mendelssohn I,… Read more
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(London: Faber and Faber, 2007) 9780571202560. 8vo; original crimson boards, lettered in cream on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. (x) + 435, incl. index and credits; plates; maps. Chip from dustwrapper spine panel at head; backstrip lightly bumped at head. Very good condition. "The man whom historians know as Leo Africanus, author of the first geography… Read more
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Travels in South Africa

by Campbell, John

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9780869770443
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(Cape Town: Struik, 1974) 0869770446. Full title of original reads "Travels in South Africa, Undertaken at the Request of the Missionary Society." Number 626 of an edition limited to 1000 copies. Volume 47 in the Africana Collectanea Series, a text facsimile of the London edition of 1815. 8vo; original green rexine, lettered in gilt on spine, with gilt publisher's device… Read more
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Zambesi River

by MacDonald, J. F.

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(London: Macmillan, 1955). 8vo; original grey cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. viii + 240, incl. index; plates; folding map. Dustwrapper a little edgeworn and tanned; some foxing to edges, endpapers and outermost leaves. Good condition. "This is a remarkable book ... From its pages emerges not only a vivid geographical study, but a detailed social and… Read more
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Men, Mines and Animals in South Africa

by Churchill, Lord Randolph S.

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(Bulawayo: Books of Rhodesia, 1969). Number 7 in the Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series. Text facsimile after the Sampson, Low, Marston & Company 3rd edition of 1893. 8vo; original mustard cloth blocked in gilt and black; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + xvi + 339, incl. index; frontis. portrait; plates; line drawings in text; folding map. Dustwrapper sunned on spine panel;… Read more
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Facing the Congo

by Tayler, Jeffrey

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9780349114507
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(London: Abacus, 2000) 0349114501. 196 x 125 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 326; map; photographs in text. A little foxing. Very good condition. "In search of direction, Jeffrey Tayler left a comfortable but unsatisfying existence in Moscow for a taste of adventure. Seduced by Victorian explorers' tales of derring-do, he decided to embark on an expedition to the Democratic Republic… Read more
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(London: Chatto & Windus, 2010) 97880701183615. 232 x 151 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 325, incl. index; photographs, line drawings and maps in text. Trace of foxing to edges. Very good condition. "For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia were too dangerous for outsiders to travel through, bedevilled by a uniquely brutal form of violence from which sprang many of Africa's… Read more
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The White Nile

by Moorehead, Alan

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(London, Hamish Hamilton, 1961). 8vo; original light brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); endpaper map; pp. (x) + 385, incl. index; plates; line illustrations in text; folding map. Dustwrapper edgeworn, with some loss; bump to top fore-corner; earlier owner's name signed on front pastedown. Good condition. "No unexplored region in our times, neither… Read more
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(Cape Town: Struik, 1988) 0869774573. 160 x 222 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 176, incl. index; colour and monochrome photographs; topographical and route maps. A little rubbed, with trace of foxing; binding a bit slack. Good. "Drakensberg Walks is a practical guide which will appeal both to the family spending a holiday at one of the mountain resorts and to… Read more
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Back to the Congo

by Joris, Lieve

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9780333543696
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(London: Macmillan, 1987) 0333543696. Translated by Stacey Knecht. 8vo; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); pp. (vi) +231. Dustwrapper lightly sunned on spine panel; front free endpaper removed; earlier owner's name signed on half-title; trace of foxing and browning. Good. "Fascinated from childhood by the enigmatic figure of her uncle, a… Read more
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(London: Batsford, no date). 8vo; original orange cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); endpaper illustrations; pp. 168, incl. index; plates in colour and monochrome; illustrations in text; folding map. Dustwrapper rather tanned and foxed, somewhat edgeworn and missing spine panel; library code penned on spine, accession code and stamp to prelims.; a little scattered… Read more
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The Congo and the Cameroons

by Kingsley, Mary

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9780141025513
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(London: Penguin, 2007) 9780141025513. Number 16 in the Penguin Great Journeys series, an extract from 'Travels in West Africa', first published in 1897. 180 x 110 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. (vi) + 114; maps. A few fox spots. Very good condition. "As the men shivered helplessly under the trees, the indomitable Mary Kingsley decided enough was enough - seizing the… Read more
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(Amsterdam: Time-Life, 1984) 705415120. 'Classics of Exploration' series. Text facsimile of the 1881edition by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. 8vo; original brown padded leatherette cover, lettered in gilt, with borders ruled in gilt, red, and blind; a.e.g.; marbled effect to endpapers; pp. 344, incl. index; etchings in text; colour plates and map; silk marker; loosely inserted publisher's synopsis.… Read more
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The North Pole

by Peary, Robert E.

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(Amsterdam: Time-Life, 1985) 705415066. Classics of Exploration series. Text facsimile of the 1910edition by Hodder and Stoughton. 8vo; original brown padded leatherette cover, lettered in gilt, with borders ruled in gilt, red, and blind; a.e.g.; marbled effect to endpapers; pp.xii + 326, incl. index; large, folding map before index; numerous plates; silk marker. Fine condition. 'Probably few outsiders realize the… Read more
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