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The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and explorations of the Nile Sources
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The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and explorations of the Nile Sources

by Baker, Sir Samuel W

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Macmillan and Co. London. 1867. Second edition. Two volumes. 8vo. xxx, 371pp. Frontis port., folding coloured map, 7 further engraved plates, including the coloured map of the route, with unlisted 8th engraved plate "Skirmish with the Natives", text illus.; x, (1), 372pp. Colour litho frontis., 6 further engraved plates, text illus. Original decorative green cloth, gilt, v.sl. bumped to extremities. Occasional spotting. Short closed tear to map edge repaired. Short closed tear to rep Vol. II. "The discovery of the Albert Nyanza marked the pinnacle of Baker's career as an African explorer in so far as it helped to resolve the mystery of the source of the Nile. Soon after his return to England in 1865 he learned that he had been awarded the Royal Geographical Society's prestigious gold medal for his work in Africa." ODNB.
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The Danakil Diary

The Danakil Diary: Journeys through Abyssinia, 1930-34

by Thesiger, Wilfred

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First edition. Harper Collins. London. 1996. Octavo. xvii, 214pp. Photo plates. Original burgundy cloth, gilt to spine in the original unclipped dust wrapper. A nice copy with no inscriptions.
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Egypt caught in time

Egypt caught in time

by Osman, Colin

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The American University in Cairo Press. Cairo, Egypt. 1999. Quarto. viii, 151pp. Numerous photo illustrations and plates. Original paper covers. A nice copy.Colin Osman (1926-2001) Photographer, writer and collector, the founder and editor of the seminal photographic magazine Creative Camera.Compiled from the private archive of Colin Osman, featuring pioneering photographic techniques including calotypes by Robert Murray dating back to 1852, and coloured photographs made using the PZ process. This is a unique compilation of early images of Egypt, many never before published.
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Journal of a Residence in Ashantee. Comprising notes and researches relative to the Gold Coast,...
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First edition. Printed for Henry Colburn. London. 1824. 4to. (2), vii, (1), xxxviii, 264, cxxxv, (1)pp. Folding map, 11 further plates (2 of which are folding). Contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Spine in five compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and lettering. Worn and rubbed to joints, boards and extremities. Title page reinforced to gutter margin. Spot to margin of title page. Short closed marginal tear to vii. Map misfolded, with some closed tears to folds (no loss). Closed fold tears to Plate 1. Plates 3 & 5 with short closed edge chips/tears. Plate 6 loose, with corners to margin cropped. Plate 8 loose, cropped to upper margin. Occasional spotting/browning.
Pertinent marginal annotation dated 1874 to pages 192 & 241 in Thomas Cary's handwriting. Vestiges of a tipped in note to fep. Lacks plates 2, 9, 10, 11. With the manuscript provenance outlined below, this volume contributes the unique insight of first hand observation and hints towards undocumented historic associations.… Read More
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The Kasbas of Southern Morocco
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The Kasbas of Southern Morocco

by Landau, Rom

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First edition. Faber and Faber. London. 1969. Octavo. 186pp. 41 photo illlus. 2 maps. Original red cloth, Gilt on black lettering to spine. A fine copy in the original unclipped dust wrapper. Bookplate of Clare Tritton McLaren to ffep. (Clare McLaren Throckmorton of Coughton Court)Romauld Landau (1899 - 1974) Sculptor, author and authority on Arab culture. His first visit to Morocco in 1924 was followed by many others and from 1948 he devoted his writings to Morocco.
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Narrative of a Ten Years Residence at Tripoli in Africa: from the original correspondence in the...
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First edition. Printed for Henry Colburn, Conduit Street, Hanover Square. London. 1816. 4to. xiii, bl., (2), 370pp. Folding map, 5 hand coloured tissue guarded plates. Later half calf, spine in six compartments with raised banding, gilt lettering and motifs, marbled boards, new endpapers. Short detachment of tissue guard and title page to base. Very occasional spotting. A lovely volume.
Richard Tully was the British Consul at Tripoli from 1783 to 1793, and, according to the preface, these letters were written by his sister; and attributed to his sister-in-law in the second and third editions. The author's identity has always been a mystery: there is no record of a sister, nor of another female family member residing in Tripoli apart from Mr Tully's wife and two daughters. The final entry is dated April 30, 1795, Gibraltar. It reads: "Since you must have had my letters with the journal of Tripoli". Louisa Maria Tully (daughter of Richard Tully) married Alexander Simpson on 19 March 1795 in Gibraltar.… Read More
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The Niger sources and the borders of the new Sierra Leone Protectorate
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The Niger sources and the borders of the new Sierra Leone Protectorate

by Trotter, Lieut.-Col. J. K., R.A.

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Methuen & Co. London. 1898. 8vo. (2), 238pp. Frontis., 3 further plates, folding map. Original cloth, gilt, v.sl.rubbed at head and foot of spine. Map slightly soiled at edge. Untrimmed edges. Bookplate and stamp to title page of Henry Von Wackerbarth, 9737 Longwood Boulevard, Chicago, identifying this as No 4792 of his extensive library.
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Nomads of Niger

Nomads of Niger

by Beckwith, Carol & Offelen, Marion Van

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First edition. Harry N. Abrams. New York. 1983. Large quarto. 224pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Original cloth in vg d/w.Carol Beckwith, the American photographer, and Marion van Offelen, the Belgian anthropologist, met in 1979 in Kenya. For the next two years they lived with the Wodaabe, learning their language and following their migrations, on foot and by camel, to record their nomadic tradition. This extraordinary book is the first to be published about the Wodaabe of sub-Saharan Africa.
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Nyasaland under the Foreign Office.

Nyasaland under the Foreign Office.

by Duff, H. L.

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Second edition with a new introduction and material changes. George Bell and Sons. London. 1906. 8vo. xxxii, 422pp. Photo frontis., 16 further plates, folding coloured map. Original pictorial cloth. Gilt lettering to spine, a little faded. Slight wear to top and tail of spine. Bookseller's plate "Chas E Lauriat Co, Boston" to lower edge of ffep. Endpapers lightly toned, otherwise a bright crisp copy. The new introduction comprehensively addresses the material changes in Nyasaland since the original publication of this book in 1903, and clarifies some areas which "were somewhat misunderstood".
"The book has much to say of wars, chiefs, customs. We commend the chapter on "Big Game" specially. "Nyasa affords probably the finest sport obtainable in Africa today" The Spectator 27 April 1907.
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The Present State of the Cape of Good Hope: Or, A Particular Account of the several Nations of...
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The Present State of the Cape of Good Hope: Or, A Particular Account of the several Nations of the Hottentots: Their Religion, Government, Laws, Customs, Ceremonies, and Opinions; Their Art of War, Professions, Language, Genius, &c. Together with A Short Account of the Dutch Settlement at The Cape. Written Originally in High German, By Peter Kolben, A.M. Done into

by Kolben, Peter (Medley, Guido transl.)

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First English edition. Printed for W. Innys. London. 1731. Octavo. xviii, (8), 365pp. (1)p publisher's ads. Historiated initials. 17 copper plates (2 folding). Lacks the frontispiece. Contemporary blind tooled calf boards, relaid to spine with red leather label. Rubbed, with age commensurate wear. Later endpapers, light toning, occasional spotting/foxing. Vestiges of frontispiece adhesion. Marginal tear or paper fault to margin of plate opposite p140, without loss of illustration. Repair to closed tear to plate p211.Peter Kolbe[n] (1675 - 1726) Astronomer, Philosopher, Scientist. Sent "to reside for some Time at the Cape of Good Hope; to make and digest the proper Observations on the Heavenly Bodies, as they appear'd from thence, for the Advancement of Astronomical Learning". In addition to his astronomical observations, Kolb studied the social life and customs of the Khoikhoi.The second volume: The Present State of the Cape of Good Hope: Containing the Natural History of the Cape was published in… Read More
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SOME ACCOUNT OF THE COLONY OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE: I, History of the Colony; II, The...
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SOME ACCOUNT OF THE COLONY OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE: I, History of the Colony; II, The Aborigines; SOUTH AFRICAN SKETCHES: I, The Boors or Dutch Farmers; II, The Bushmen Hottentots; III, The Korahs; IV, The Kaffer; V, The Bichuanas

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John William Parker. West Strand. London. Extracts from Vol. X, No 295, 317; Vol. XVII, No 521, 523, 526, 533, 537. 1837, 1840. Small quarto. [56pp] Paginated as published, with engravings and line drawings. Bound together in paper covered boards, spine label. Lightly toned.Poems by Thomas PringleEngravings: "View of Cape-Town and Table-Mountain Cape of Good Hope" Unattributed, unrecorded elsewhere."Caffres and their Kraals" Unattributed, unrecorded elsewhere"Halt of a Boor's family" reverse image copy originally published in African Scenery and Animals by Samuel Daniell"Bushmen Hottentots armed for an expedition" reverse image copy originally published in African Scenery and Animals by Samuel Daniell"Korah Hottentots preparing to remove" reverse image copy originally published in African Scenery and Animals by Samuel Daniell"A Kaffer Village" reverse image copy originally published in African Scenery and Animals by Samuel Daniell"Bichuana women manufacturing earthenware" reverse image copy originally… Read More
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Three voyages of a naturalist.  Being an account of many little known islands in three oceans...
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Three voyages of a naturalist. Being an account of many little known islands in three oceans visited by the "Valhalla" R.Y.S.: With an introduction by the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Crawford K.T., F.R.S.

by Nicoll, M. J.

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First edition. Witherby & Co. London. 1908. xxvi, 246pp. Frontispiece plate, 56 further plates, 4 sketch maps. Original cloth, faded and worn. Top edge gilt. Edges untrimmed. Foxing/browning to the endpapers. Some occasional spotting. Interesting signature to the ffep.: J. K. Maurice, Zupanje 20 May 1908.
"We have had three voyages, in the course of which we have passed many southern seas, calling at various islands, and always adding to the store for the [British] Museum - thus sailing down the east coast of South America through the Straits of Magellan up to Valparaiso in Chili, we struck out west for an eight thousand mile run across the Southern Pacific Ocean, visiting islands new to us all, each more charming than the other, and so home after going round the world. Again we fitted out for ... the West Indies and the Gulf of Mexico. How we again set forth for the wilder and less known Southern Indian Ocean... Vanderdecken ...Madagascar..." Crawford, from the Introduction.
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Three years in the Libyan Desert. Travels, discoveries, and excavations of the Menas Expedition...
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Three years in the Libyan Desert. Travels, discoveries, and excavations of the Menas Expedition (Kaufmann Expedition).

by Falls, J. C. Ewald (Lee, Elizabeth (transl.))

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T. Fisher Unwin. London & Leipsic. 1913. 8vo. xii, 356pp. Photo. frontis., 45 further photo. plates. Original cloth, gilt, sl. faded, rubbed and bumped. Corner excised p 45/6 no loss. Slight foxing. Neat pencil inscription to ffep dated 1921.
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Tooth of Fire. Being some account of the ancient Kingdom of Sennar.

Tooth of Fire. Being some account of the ancient Kingdom of Sennar.

by Jackson, H. C.

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First edition. B. H. Blackwell, Oxford. Simkin Marshall, London. 1912. Octavo. vii, 106pp. Original red cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Pages untrimmed. Slightly faded to spine. Light toning. Inked out name to fep.Henry Cecil Jackson (1883-1962) Sudan Political Service, 1907-1931 Sennar, Blue Nile, Upper Nile, Red Sea, Berber, Bahr el Ghazal and Halfa provinces.
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The Tshi-speaking peoples of the Gold Coast of West Africa. Their religion, manners, customs,...

The Tshi-speaking peoples of the Gold Coast of West Africa. Their religion, manners, customs, laws, language, Etc.

by Ellis, A. B.

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First edition. Chapman and Hall. London. 1887. 8vo. vii, 343pp. 16pp publisher's catalogue dated 1893. Frontispiece map. Musical notation p328-330. Original cloth, gilt, blind stamped decoration to covers. Floral endpapers. Hinges a little tender. Some light spotting to prelims and catalogue. Light edge wear and fraying to head of spine. Signature dated 1909 to half title.

Alfred Burdon Ellis (1852 – 1894) British Army officer and ethnographer.
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Vanishing Africa

Vanishing Africa

by Ricciardi, Mirella

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Revised edition. Collins. London. 1974. Large quarto. 87pp. 212 photo plates. Original cloth in vg d/w.In the original cream slipcase, slightly soiled.
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Visit to the Great Oasis of the Libyan Desert; with an account, ancient and modern, of the Oasis...
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Visit to the Great Oasis of the Libyan Desert; with an account, ancient and modern, of the Oasis of Amun, and the other Oases now under the dominion of the Pasha of Egypt

by Hoskins, G. A.

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First edition. Longman et al. London. 1837. 8vo. 300, [297-299], bl. 301-338pp. [341pp: complete as published]. Lithographic frontispiece and 19 further plates from Hoskins own drawings, 3 of them folding, folding map at rear. Recent half calf, marbled boards. Raised banding to spine, gilt rules and lettering. New endpapers. Occasional spotting/foxing. Short closed marginal tear to edge of frontis. Erased stamp to top corner of title page. Initials to verso of frontis. (Half title not called for) Blackmer 833

George Alexander Hoskins (1802-1863) traveller, antiquary and artist. Secretary and Treasurer of the While Nile Association in 1839.
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A Voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, Undertaken in the Year 1790; containing an account of...
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First American edition. Printed by David Carlisle for W. Pelham, and W. P. & L. Blake. Boston. 1803. 12mo. 300pp. Contemporary full calf, spine in six compartments with leather label. Showing some wear to corners and head and foot of spine, small nicks, rubbing and abrasions etc commensurate with age. Slightly strained at title and at 227. Variable foxing and toning, as usual, particularly to the index and last few pages.Louis Marie Joseph Ohier de Grandpré (1761 - 1846) was a French navy officer and former slave trader. Between 1789 and 1790, Grandpré toured the Indian Ocean, beginning at Île de France (Mauritius), and included visits to India, the Seychelles, Vietnam (then Cochin China), Yemen, and Sri Lanka.
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The gentle savage. A Sudanese journey in the Province of Bahr-el-Ghazal, commonly called “The...
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The gentle savage. A Sudanese journey in the Province of Bahr-el-Ghazal, commonly called “The Bog”

by Wyndham, Richard

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Cassell and Co. London. 1937. 4th edition. 8vo. 245, (1)pp. Coloured frontispiece, map, 48 photo plates. Original blue cloth, gilt to spine. In the original d/w, short tears and chips to edges, in a protective cover. Some toning to endpapers, occasional spotting to prelims.
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The last journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to his death
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The last journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to his death: Continued by a narrative of his last moments and sufferings, obtained from his faithful servants Chuma and Susi.

by Livingstone, David & Waller, Horace, FRGS

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Two volumes. First editions. John Murray. London. 1874. Octavo. xvi, 360, 6pp publisher's ads. 7 engraved plates, 18 text engravings, folding coloured map in rear pocket; vii, (1), 346, 20pp publisher's ads. 14 engraved plates, (including 3 litho reproductions of Livingstone's journal, one in colour), 6 text engravings, folding coloured map. Original decorative cloth, gilt to spines and upper boards, blind tooled border to boards. Uniformly sunned to spines. Pages untrimmed. Original endpapers. Occasional light spotting, toning to outer exposed verso panels of pocket map. Map would seem to have been rarely taken from its pocket, with no tears, wear or misfolds. Lightly rubbed to extremities. A handsome set, with no inscriptions or annotation.David Livingstone (1813 - 1873) African missionary and explorer. Livingstone was buried in Westminster Abbey on 18 April 1874. A black slab in the centre of the nave in the Abbey marks his resting-place. ODNB.Horace Waller FRGS (1833 - 1896) Anti slavery… Read More
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