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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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(Cape Town: Struik, 2007) 9781770074842. 4to; laminated pictorial boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. 192; lavishly illustrated. Near-fine condition. "The mighty Zambezi River has intrigued geographers and explorers since the Middle Ages, when it was known as the Empire of Monomotapa. The first European to reach the upper Zambezi was David Livingstone in the 19th century. When the stresses… 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: Hutchinson, 1986) 0091659108. 8vo; original blue boards, spine lettered in silver gilt; price-clipped laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 373, incl. index; plates. Dustwrapper very slightly edgeworn; trace of foxing to top edge. Very good condition. "At the age of thirteen, two years before the outbreak of the First World War, Genesta Hamilton began to keep a diary. Today… 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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(Amsterdam: Time-Life Books, 1983) 705415031. 'Classics of Exploration' series. Text facsimile of the 1893 edition by A. and C. Black. 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. ix + (i) + 594 + (ii), incl. index; large, folding frontis. map; silk marker. Loosely… Read more
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(Cape Town: The Van Riebeeck Society, 1940). Edited, with an introduction, footnotes, map and indexes, by Percival R. Kirby. 8vo (volume 21 of the Van Riebeeck Society First Series); original buckram; pp. (x) + 342, incl. index; several plates; folding map. Occasional fox spot. Very good condition. .
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(London: Little, Brown and Company, 1997) 0316881759. 8vo; original yellow boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. (xii) + 267; map; colour plates; illustrations in text. Very good condition. "The Spice Islands Voyage is a singular travel book, a unique blend of biography, ecology, history and adventure. It bears witness to the many… Read more
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Things to do in a Dorp

by Marais, Jacques

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9781770264946
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(Cape Town: Map Studio, 2013) 9781770264946. 243 x 166 mm; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 192; liberally illustrated with maps and photographs. Near-fine condition. This book covers 150 of South Africa's best-loved towns and villages, providing detailed descriptions of each, maps and GPS coordinates, suggested activities and sights to see, special events and festivals, interesting facts, contact details and websites. .… Read more
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Karoo Keepsakes II: The Journeys Continue ...

by Marais, Chris, & Julienne du Toit

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9780620559928
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(Cradock: MLM Publishers, 2013) 9780620559928. Small 4to; 181 x 167 mm; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 284 + (iv); colour map; full-colour photographs. Light bump to head of spine. Near-fine condition. Covering the region in a series of chapters under such categories as Characters, Creatures, The Land, Heritage and Karoo Life, this is the second part of the essential guide to… Read more
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Andrew Smith's Journal of his expedition into the interior of South Africa / 1834 - 36

by Smith, Andrew (author), and William F. Lye (editor)

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9780869610695
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(Cape Town: A.A. Balkema, for the South African Museum, 1975) 0869610694. Subtitle reads: An authentic narrative of travels and discoveries, the manners and customs of the Native tribes, and the physical nature of the country. Edited with an introduction and notes by William F. Lye. With contemporary illustrations by Charles Davidson Bell. 4to; original brown cloth,… Read more
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(London: Christie's International Media Division, 1999) 0903432625. Accompanying the exhibition held at Christie's, 8 King Street, St. James's, London SW1Y 6QT, 1-17 September 1999. 300 x 239 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 211; lavishly illustrated with full-colour reproductions of the artist's works and other contemporary pictures. Near-fine condition. "When this multi-faceted man died on 8 May 1875 in Durban, the… Read more
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(Cape Town: Castle Military Museum, 2002) 0620293217. 144 x 208 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 189; contemporary illustrations. Small crease to bottom fore-corner of upper cover. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. "Die dood van Francisco de Almeida op 1 Maart 1510 aan die Kaap die Goeie Hoop was 'n belangrike moment in die geskiedenis van Suid-Afrika, want hierdie deurlugtige Portugees het… Read more
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The Thirstland Trek, 1874-1881

by Stassen, Nicol

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9781485300366
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(Pretoria: Protea Book House, 2016) 9781485300366. Large 4to; original burgundy boards, lettered on spine and upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. 684, incl. index; ribbon marker; lavishly illustrated with several colour maps, contemporary illustrations in monochrome and colour, and modern photographs from the trekkers' route; appendices providing lists of members of trekker parties and of Boers in Angola.… Read more
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