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image of Brown's abridged journal, containing a brief account of the life, trials and travels of Geo. S. Brown, six years a missionary in Liberia, West Africa

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Troy: press of Prescott & Wilson, ccxxv River-Street, 1849. First edition, 8vo, pp. iv, [5]-328, 330-353, 353-392; original brown cloth; boards soiled and worn, spine mostly perished with waste-paper lining exposed, joints cracked, tidestains on upper corner and gutter; the binding rather a mess but the textblock is good and sound. Reverend George S. Brown was a free black… Read more
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image of Nile control. A statement of the necessity for further control of the Nile to complete the development of Egypt and develop a certain area in the Sudan, with particulars of the physical conditions to be considered and a programme of the engineering works involved

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Cairo: Government Press, 1920. 2 volumes, folio, pp. ix, [7], 262; volume II is a portfolio containing 16 loose folding plates, plans, surveys and maps (some in color); folding color frontispiece map in volume I, 7 tables (6 folding), numerous tables and graphs in the text; original printed green paper-covered boards, green cloth shelfbacks which are cracked, chipped, and… Read more
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image of Three-page autograph letter signed to Luther Briggs on his plan of the college in Liberia

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Boston: October 26, 1864. Three-page autograph letter signed, 8" x 5"; separated at all folds, resulting in six separate fragments, but without loss of any text. Contained in an old envelope also with some separation at the folds. Luther Briggs (1822-1905) was a prominent Boston architect with many public commissions to his credit, among them Liberia College in Monrovia.… Read more
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London: John Murray, 1826. 4to, 2 volumes in 1, pp. lxvii, 335; 269; complete with 38 engraved plates (1 colored) and maps (1 folding), 6 wood-engraved vignettes in the text; rebound in red buckram with leather spine label, date erroneously printed as 1836 at foot; occasional minor foxing and offsetting, one closed tear to map. In hopes of tracing… Read more
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French enterprise in Africa, The personal narrative of Lieut. Hourst of his exploration of the Niger

by Hourst [Emile August Leon]; Bell, Mrs. Arthur (Translator)

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1898
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London: Chapman and Hall, 1898. First English edition, pp xvi, 520; with illustrations, index, folding map. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering. Corners bumped and rubbed, mild wear to bottom edge, very good. Hourst explored the Niger from Timbuktu to the sea on behalf of the French government, adding much to knowledge of the river and the inhabitants of… Read more
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We two in West Africa

by Moore, Decima, & Major F.G. Guggisberg

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Published
1909
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. 8vo, pp. xvi, 368; 2 maps (one folding) and many illustrations from photographs; original red cloth boards stamped in gilt and black; spine slant, slight sunning to upper board, previous owner's name on front free endpaper, else clean and sound. Decima Moore (1871-1964) was a successful stage actress and singer in London before… Read more
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Hartford: R. W. Bliss and Co, 1881. Subscription edition, abridged from the original London edition; 2 volumes in 1, pp. xiii, [14]-406, [2] ads; with a map showing the author's route from Benguella to Durban and more than 60 engraved illustrations, including 23 full-page plates; original plum cloth stamped in gilt on front board and spine; spine sunned (but… Read more
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image of The heart of Africa: three years' travels and adventures in the unexplored regions of central Africa from 1868 to 1871 ... Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. With an introduction by Winwood Reade

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New York: Harper & Brothers, publishers, Franklin Square, 1874. First American edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xvi, 559, [1]; x, 521, [1], 6 (ads); 25 wood-engraved plates by J. D. Cooper, folding map outlined in color, of Dr. Schweinfurth's discoveries in central Africa (approx. 12" x 17"); plus 1 other map and a tinted lithograph plate of the Phenomenon… Read more
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image of The African Repository and colonial journal [later:] The African Repository

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Washington: James C. Dunn [later: American Colonization Society], 1889. An incomplete and disparate run and with a major gap 1851-1870, 88 issues in all, volumes 16-18 in a bound volume but without a front cover, the rest in wrappers; a few wrappers missing, a few defective, a number loose, but present; edge tears, chips, and curls. Condition ranges from… Read more
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A history of Egypt from the earliest times to the Persian conquest

by BREASTED, JAMES HENRY

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1954
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1954. Second edition, fully revised, 8vo, pp. xxix, [3], 634; with 200 illustrations and maps; original black cloth decorated in gilt, dust-jacket; about fine in very good jacket with some fading at the spine and light edgewear. An important and popular book by one of the great Orientalists.
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De veteribus Aeqyptiorum ritibus

by Casali, Giovanni Battista

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Published
1644
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Romae: Andree Phaei, 1644. 4to, pp. [18], 93, [1]; engraved vignette title page, 4 engraved plates (2 folding, 1 double-p.), 12 woodcuts in the text (1 hand-colored); bound with, as issued: Romano, De antiquis Romanorum ritibus, Rome, 1644, pp. [10], 95-269, [20]; engraved vignette title page, 10 engraved plates (2 folding, 1 double-p., 2 double-p. and folding), 18 woodcuts… Read more
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image of Discovery of lakes Rudolf and Stefanie: a narrative of Count Samuel Teleki's exploring_hunting expedition in Eastern Equatorial Africa in 1887_1888 ... Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers)

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London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1894. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xx, 435, [1]; xii, 397, [1]; 2 large folding color maps (both with short tears near the stubs, the second incorporating 3 inset maps), 179 illustrations in the text, a number full-page; contemporary full red polished calf, gilt supralibros on the upper covers of the Boston School,… Read more
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Philadelphia: J. W. Keeler, 1890. Subscription publication issued under a number of imprints; large 8vo, pp. [2], 17-576; 4 chromolithograph plates, folding map, hundreds of wood-engraved illustrations throughout, many full-page; original red cloth stamped in gilt and black on upper cover and spine; hinges cracked, vermin nibble at the bottom of the back cover, covers unevenly sunned; a good… Read more
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image of Ruined cities of Mashonaland being a record of excavation and exploration in 1891 ... with a chapter on the orientation and mensuration of the temples by R. M. W. Swan

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London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1892. First edition, 8vo, pp. xi, [1], 376, 24 (ads); folding frontispiece map, 4 other maps (3 folding), 12 plates, numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text; original blue cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine; the binding a little spotted and rubbed; sophisticated, with several pertinent newspaper clippings tipped in randomly in… Read more
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Lillibullero or the Golden Road

by Dutton, E. A. T.

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Published
1947
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Zanzibar: privately printed, 1947. Third edition, 8vo, pp. xii, 312; double-page map; original cream cloth lettered in black on spine; some damp to the fore-edge of the upper cover; very good.
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Stanley's Emin Pasha expedition

by Wauters, A. J.

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Published
1890
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London: John C. Nimmo, 1890. First edition, 8vo, pp. xvii, [1], 378, [32] ads dated January, 1890; frontispiece portrait, 32 plates and 1 color folding map (with a short tear, no loss); publisher's green cloth with gilt vignette of the "Stanley" steamship on front cover and gilt title on spine; very good, sound copy.
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image of Across the great craterland of The Congo. A sequel to 'The Wonderland of the Eastern Congo' describing a journey of exploration and research to the land of the giant craters in Tanganyika territory, and to the forests, lakes, and volcanoes of the south-eastern Congo. With some account of the African apes, and the capture and training of the African elephant ... With an introduction by J. W. Gregory

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London: Ernest Benn, 1923. First edition, 8vo, pp. 276; 2 folding maps, 80 illustrations on 64 plates; original gray cloth stamped in gilt on spine; generally a very good copy. Czech, Africa, p. 13: "Barns was joined by noted rifle maker Sir Charles Ross on an expedition leaving Mombasa in 1921. The party hunted lion and rhino near the… Read more
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A motor flight through Algeria and Tunisia

by Ayer, Emma Burbank

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Published
1911
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Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co, 1911. First edition, 8vo, pp. xiii, [1], 445; photographic frontispiece, 35 leaves of plates printed on rectos and versos, map endpapers; original tan pictorial cloth stamped in brown and gilt; lightly rubbed, "294" in biro on front free endpaper; very good, sound copy. Photographs by the author, Emma Ayer, who was the wife of… Read more
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image of Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F. R. G. S. With map and illustration

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London: Tinsley Bros, 1863. First edition, 2 volumes, small 8vo, pp. viii, [2], 303; [6], 295; folding map, frontispiece in volume II; very slight rubbing, but still a fine, bright copy, largely unopened, in original purple-brown cloth, author's name and title gilt-lettered direct on spine. This is the second state of the binding, with Burton's name on the spine.… Read more
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image of Four years in Ashantee ... with an introduction by Rev. Dr. Gundert, and preface by Professor Christleib, D. D. Second edition

Four years in Ashantee ... with an introduction by Rev. Dr. Gundert, and preface by Professor Christleib, D. D. Second edition

by Ramseyer, Friedrich August, & Johannes Kuhne, missionaries

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Published
1878
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London: James Nisbet, 1878. 8vo, pp. xv, [1], 320, 16 (ads); 4 wood-engraved plates (the frontispiece appears to have been reinserted); original green cloth stamped in black and gilt on upper cover and spine; edges rubbed and worn; a good, sound copy.
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