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1 AKELEY, Mary L. Jobe (1886-1966). Carl Akeley’s Africa: The Account of the Akeley-Eastman –Pomeroy African Hall expedition of the American Museum of Natural History.
New York: Dodd, Mead 1929 hardcover 8vo. xix, 321 pp. Portrait frontis., illus., maps, map endpapers, index. Original gilt and black stamped gorilla on cover and gi Signed
New York:: Dodd, Mead. 1929. hardcover. 8vo. xix, 321 pp. Portrait frontis., illus., maps, map endpapers,. index. Original gilt and black stamped gorilla on cover and giraffe. on spine green cloth, dust-jacket (designed by A. Jansson); jacket. worn with small rear portion missing, else very good. INSCRIBED BY. THE AUTHOR on the half-title, “With great appreciation of my. afternoon in the midst of African … travels … December 4, 1929.”. FIRST EDITION. Mary Jobe Akeley (1886-1966) was an explorer and naturalist and the wife of Carl E. Akeley. She is famous as one of the earliest women explorers in Canada and later in Africa where she helped her husband hunt and photograph animals during their natural history studies. She is the author of Carl Akeley’s Africa, published in 1929, Lions, Gorillas and Their Neighbors, published in 1932 and Congo Eden published in 1950. In 1913, the Canadian Government commissioned her to study the customs and history of Eskimos and Indian tribes in the Canadian Northwest. While studying and photographing the native tribes in the region, she explored regions of the Canadian Rockies and mapped the Fraser River in 1914, and in 1915 discovered and mapped the then unnamed and unexplored Mount Sir Alexander locally known as Big Ice Mountain, making two unsuccessful attempts to ascend the peak. She was nominated as a fellow of The Royal Geographic Society of London and was awarded a membership in the American Geographical Society for her work in this period. Mount Jobe was renamed in her honor by the Geographic Board of Canada in 1925. . 2 First Edition. 
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Picturesque Views on the River Niger, Sketched during Lander’s Last Visit in 1832-33., ALLEN, Commander William (1793-1864).
2 ALLEN, Commander William (1793-1864). Picturesque Views on the River Niger, Sketched during Lander’s Last Visit in 1832-33.
London: John Murray, Hodgson & Graves, Ackerman 1840 paperback Oblong folio. vi, [7]-18 pp. Subscriber’s list, 11 chromolithographic plates (with 22 views on 10 plates), including a larg 
London:: John Murray, Hodgson & Graves, Ackerman. 1840. paperback. Oblong folio. vi, [7]-18 pp. Subscriber’s list, 11 chromolithographic. plates (with 22 views on 10 plates), including a large three-page. folding plate facing p. 13, drawn on stone by Allen, W. L. Walton, T.. Picken and C. Haghe, all printed by Day & Haghe. All plate images are. clean and have paper linings; paper lining missing on plate facing p.. 9, paper lining on verso of plate facing p. 11 with related minimal. offsetting from the two uncovered plates. Original decorative blind. and gilt-stamped mauve cloth, upper cover with title in gilt, below. the gilt royal arms of Queen Victoria (reign 1837-1901), but alluding. to Albert in his official capacity as consort to Her Majesty (the. book is dedicated to him) [copies are variously bound in either cloth. or printed wrappers – see: BM inventory), spine expertly replaced;. light wear to corners, endpaper hinges reinforced with white tape,. some fading and minor spotting to cover. Signature of Trotter (front. pastedown), also named in the Subscriber’s list (4 copies to Captain. Trotter, R.N., 3 others to the family). Very good. RARE.. CAPTAIN TROTTER’S COPY – HAND-COLORED PLATES & BOUND WITH THE ROYAL COAT OF ARMS. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION, but there were certainly two issues: one with hand-colored plates and the other without coloring – also the bindings can differ (cloth or printed wrappers and known). These amazing works of art were created from the drawings of William Allen by several Day & Haghe Lithographers to the Queen, including W. I. Walton, T. Picken, and C. Haghe. Allen had accompanied Richard Lander and Oldfield and carried out a survey of the River Niger in 1832-1833. The present work was published in light of the interest that the proposed expedition of 1841- 1842 (under the command of Captain Trotter – this being his copy) generated. Allen went on to command the steamer ship HMS Wilberforce, a survey vessel, vessel for exploration, (launched 1840; on this ill-fated expedition (a number of the crew died of ague – possibly malaria – or “Niger” fever) – The Lancet, 1844, vol. 1, pp. 757-8; Abbey Travel 284. The eleven plates (inventory): One full page map image on plate facing p. 7: “A Part of the Rivers Niger & Chadda. Surveyed in 1832-3 by Commander Wm. Allen, R. N.” Four postcard sixed images on plate facing p. 8: “Views on the Nun Branch of the River Niger.” One full sized image on plate facing p. 9: “Procession to IBU.” Two horizontal panoramic views on plate facing p. 10: “Cliffs at Attah.” [and] “Mountains & Market Canoes near Bokweh.” One full size image on plate facing p. 11: “Huts at Joggue.” One full sized image on plate facing p. 12: “The Palaver” One full sized image on plate facing plate facing p. 12: “Mount Patteh from Bangaden.” One large tri-page folding plate image facing p. 13: “The Confluence of the Rivers Niger and Chadda.” Two vertical images on one plate facing p. 14: “The King Giving Judgement at the Gate of His Palace.”[and] “The Interior of the Chief Malem’s House.” Two vertical images on one plate facing p. 16: “The Morning Call.” [and] “Attàh.” Seven panoramic miniature images on plate facing plate on p. 16: “Beaufort Island”; “Six Miles Below the Confluence”; “Twenty Miles Above the Confluence”; “The Terry Mountains”; “The Rennell Mountains”; “Zagoshi – Cliffs about 150 feet high – The City of Rabba.” William Day (1797–1845) and Louis Haghe (1806-1885) were watercolor artists and lithographers who partnered in forming Day & Haghe, the most famous early Victorian lithographic firm in London. Day & Haghe created and printed lithographs dealing with a wide range of subjects, such as hunting scenes, architecture, topographical views and genre depictions. They pioneered the new techniques for chromolithography as well as hand-tinted lithographs. Their work was so technically superior that in 1838, they were appointed Lithographers to the Queen. In fact 5 copies of this book were given to the Queen. Louis Haghe’s most ambitious project was providing 250 images for David Roberts’ The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia printed between 1842–9. Roberts praised his skill and artistry, although John Ruskin called it ‘forced’. From the mid- 1850s Haghe concentrated more on his watercolors, and gained a reputation for his architectural scenes of northern Europe, with his pictures bought and displayed by the Victoria and Albert Museum. He also painted in oils, which were exhibited at the British Institution. He became president of the New Society of Painters in Water Colors from 1873 to 1884. Haghe’s artistic works were achieved in spite of a deformity in his right hand since birth. His younger brother Charles Haghe (d.1888) was employed as an assistant at Day & Haghe, and remained there after Louis left. After William’s death in 1845, the firm became known as ‘Day & Son’. [Paraphrased from two Wiki.pedia articles on these artists]. – Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 23, p.439. PROVENANCE: Captain Henry Dundas Trotter (1802-1859), Scottish officer of the Royal Navy, who reached the rank of rear-admiral. “For a few months in 1838 Trotter was flag-captain to Sir Philip Durham at Portsmouth. In 1840 he was appointed captain of the Albert steamer, commander of the Niger expedition of 1841, and chief of the commission authorized to conclude treaties of commerce with the local rulers. The squadron of three small steamers sailed from England in May 1841, and entered the Niger River on 13 August. In less than three weeks the other two vessels were incapacitated by fever, and obliged to return (see William Allen. Trotter in the Albert struggled on as far as Egga, where, on 3 October, he was prostrated by the fever; and, as the greater part of his ship’s company was also down with it, he was obliged to turn back. He succeeded, however, in establishing some treaties.” – Wiki.pedia;. Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 19, pp. 1179-1181; Abbey, Travel 284. . 2 
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3 BAKER, Sir Samuel White (1821-1893). Ismailia, a narrative of the expedition to Central Africa for the suppression of the slave trade, organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt. In two volumes.
London: Macmillan 1874 hardcover Two volumes. 8vo. viii, 447; viii, 588 pp. Frontis., large folding colored map of “The Albert N’yanza”, color map 
London:: Macmillan. 1874. hardcover. Two volumes. 8vo. viii, 447; viii, 588 pp. Frontis., large folding. colored map of “The Albert N’yanza”, color map of the Nile, 50. detailed plates illus. by Zwecker and Durand; lightly foxed, folding. map with kozo repairs. Later half green buckram over original. pictorial gilt covers with gilt on black spine label. Good. Baker,. with Speke, helped to locate the sources of the Nile. In March 1864. Baker determined the source to be a lake, which he named Albert. Nyanza (Lake Albert), lying between modern Uganda and Congo. (Kinshasa).. 3 
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4 BARROW, John (1764-1848). An Account of Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa In the years 1797 and 1798: including cursory observations on the geology and geography of the southern part of that continent; the natural history of such objects as occurred in the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms; and sketches of the physical and moral characters of the various tribes of inhabitants surrounding the settlement of the Cape of Good Hope. To which is annexed, a description of the present state, population, and produce of that extensive colony; with a map constructed entirely from actual observations made in the course of the travels. [AND] …In which is considered, the importance of the cape of good hope to the different European powers, as a naval and military station; as a point of security to our Indian trade and settlements during a war, and as a territorial acquisition and commercial emporium in time of peace: with a statistical sketch of the whole colony, compiled from authentic documents. [2 volumes].
London: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies 801-04 hardcover Two volumes. 4to. viii, 419, [1]; xi, [1], 452 pp. Extra-large folding map of the “Colony of the Cape of Good Hope”, f 
London:: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies. 801-04. hardcover. Two volumes. 4to. viii, 419, [1]; xi, [1], 452 pp. Extra-large. folding map of the “Colony of the Cape of Good Hope”, folding. frontis. depicting, 7 additional folding maps and charts of which two. are in color, indexes; small blind stamp on plates, faint rubber ink. stamp on title of vol. II, bit foxed. Beautifully bound in half gilt-. stamped brown calf over marbles boards with five raised spine bands,. matching marbled endpapers. Very good+.. FIRST EDITION of the memoirs of one of the great scientific travelers of the age, whose travel accounts to China and Africa were on “every educated man’s bookshelf.” – Adams. “Barrow spent considerable time exploring the colony, making maps, collecting information on flora and fauna, and mediating disputes between ... During his life he published An Account of Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa, in two volumes (1801-1804).” – Olson & Shadle. The first American edition appeared in 1802 and a second London edition was issued in 1806. – Cambridge Bibliography. The plates depict: Cape Town view from Green Point, Mossel Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Algoa Bay, “Military Plan of the Cape Peninsula” (in color), Table Bay, “Coast of Africa from Table Bay at the Cape of Good Hope, to Saldanha Bay” (in color). See: Adams Robert & ?Charles Adams, The Narrative of Robert Adams, A Barbary Captive: a critical edition, Cambridge University Press, 2005, p. xi; Sir John Barrow, An Autobiographical Memoir of Sir John Barrow, 1847; Vernon S. Forbes, Pioneers Travellers of South Africa, Cape Town & Amsterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1965; Christopher Lloyd, Mr. Barrow of the Admiralty, the life of Sir John Barrow, 1764-1848, 1970; Mark Nuttall (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Arctic, Routledge, 2004, pp. 205-207; The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: 1800-1900, 2005, 2082 (col.); James Stuart Olson, ?Robert Shadle, Historical Dictionary of the British Empire, 1996, pp. 116-117; Eugene L. Rasor, English/British Naval History to 1815: A Guide to the Literature, 2004, p. 326; Jennifer Speake, Literature of Travel and Exploration: A to F, Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003, pp. 75-76. . 2 First Edition. 
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5 BAUMONT, Maurice. La Faillite de la Paix (1918-1939). I: De Rethondes à Stresa; II: De l’Affaire Ethiopienne a la Guerre.
Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1951. 
2 volumes. Series: Peuples et Civilisations, XX. Third edition. 8vo. [iv], 531, v; [iv], 533-948, [2] pp. Index. Original printed wrappers. A Beautiful copy. 
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6 BLAKE, William O. (compiler). The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade, Ancient and Modern. The forms of slavery that prevailed in ancient nations, particularly in Greece and Rome. The African slave trade, and the political history of slavery in the United States.
Columbus: Published and sold exclusively by subscription by H. Miller 1861 hardcover Thick 8vo. xvi, (17)-866 pp. 12 plates, including frontispiece, tables, appendices; foxed throughout, marbled fore-edges faded w 
Columbus:: Published and sold exclusively by subscription by H. Miller. 1861. hardcover. Thick 8vo. xvi, (17)-866 pp. 12 plates, including frontispiece,. tables, appendices; foxed throughout, marbled fore-edges faded with. bottom corner of last few pages a bit gnawed, burrowed edges on p.. 112 and plate facing p.112. Original raised decorative floral designs. and gilt-stamped black leather; hinges and joints repaired, head,. spine piece, and corner worn away. Ownership signature of James. Corcoran[?]. Good (perhaps better due to repairs).. The present work includes accounts of, “The Insurrection at Harper’s Ferry”, and the Supreme Court papers on the Case of Dred Scott vs. Sandford. REFERENCES: See: Eric Robert Taylor, If We Must Die: Shipboard Insurrections in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade, (2009). Work, Monroe N., A Bibliography of the Negro in Africa and America, (1998), p. 257. . 3 
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7 BOWDICH, Thomas Edward (1791?–1824). Mission from Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee, with a statistical account of that kingdom, and geographical notices of other parts of the interior of Africa.
London: John Murray 1819 hardcover 4to. [iii]-viii, [2], 512 pp. [a1 blank, not present]. Complete with a full set of plates: 2 engraved maps (1 folding frontispie 
London:: John Murray. 1819. hardcover. 4to. [iii]-viii, [2], 512 pp. [a1 blank, not present]. Complete with. a full set of plates: 2 engraved maps (1 folding frontispiece map:. “Discoveries & Improvements in the Geography of Western Africa”),. “Arabic Circular,” 7 hand-colored aquatint plates (2 folding), wood-. engraved “Ichonographical Sketch of Coomassie” [a street map], 2. music sheets (including the 4 page pl.), appendices; some plate. offsetting, occasional foxing and stains, three neatly closed tears. (gutter of title, plate facing p.275 (upper margin), p. 511-12).. Modern gilt-stamped brown half-calf, five raised bands, gilt-stamped. light-brown morocco spine label, new endleaves. Very good + in a fine. binding.. FIRST EDITION. “The work in which he records the results of his Mission from Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee (1819) was received with enthusiasm, and his account of a people hitherto unknown and their ‘warlike barbaric splendour’ excited widespread interest.” “In 1815 the African Company planned a mission to the Asante, and initially contemplated appointing Bowdich to lead it. On reaching Cape Coast Castle the second time, he was judged too young and Frederick James (governor of Fort Accra) was appointed to lead the expedition. In the course of the journey, however, Bowdich superseded his chief (a bold step afterwards sanctioned by the authorities), and, through negotiations which subsequently proved controversial, formed a treaty with the king of the Asante, which promised peace to the British settlements on the Gold Coast in return for commercial and political co-operation. In 1818 he returned to England in poor health, and in the following year published a detailed account of his expedition, A Mission from Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee. This work, with its glowing account of Asante society and culture, attracted considerable interest. Bowdich presented a small collection of African objects and specimens to the British Museum.” – Oxford DNB. The Appendices offer: I) Extract from Governor Henry Meredith’s account of the Gold Coast, including the origin and history of the Ashantee War (The Colonial Journal, London, vol. 1, Jan.-July, 1816, relates his tragic death, pp. 102-3); II) Translations of a manuscript descriptive of Mungo Park’s death (related by Salame and Jackson); III) Routes are recorded, as well are dictionaries of African word comparisons; IV) A list of reptiles; V) Mr. Tedlie’s and Hutchinson’s thermometer readings; VI) Translations of the numbers from one to ten in as many as 31 African languages. Bowdich, born in Bristol, an excellent linguist, whose “enthusiastic devotion to science cost him his life” due to taking astronomical observations after which he succumbed to a cold, then fever and never fully recovered, passing at just 33 years of age. REFERENCES: Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography, 1770-1860, 279; A.W. Cardinall, A Bibliography of the Gold Coast, 492; Gay, 2861; Robert L. Hess & Dalvan M. Coger, A Bibliography of Primary Sources for Nineteenth-Century Tropical Africa as Recorded By Explorers, Administrators, Military Men, Adventurers, and Others, Stanford, (1973), 6355; Ray Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration 1800-1850, C19 [does not write about Bowdich]; Sara T. Prideaux, Aquatint Engraving; a chapter in the history of book illustration, p. 238; Tooley 95. . 11 First Edition. 
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8 BURTON, Sir Richard F. Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains. An Exploration.
London: Tinsley Brothers 1863 hardcover 2 volumes. 8vo. xvi, 333, [1], [2]; v, 306, [2] pp. Vol. I: Original photographic mounted photo as frontispiece plate, 1 plate ( 
London:: Tinsley Brothers. 1863. hardcover. 2 volumes. 8vo. xvi, 333, [1], [2]; v, 306, [2] pp. Vol. I: Original. photographic mounted photo as frontispiece plate, 1 plate (facing p.. 149); vol. II: frontispiece engraving, folding map of “The Camaroons. Mountains”, 2 plates (facing pp. 128, 136). Total plates: 4. Ads. included at rear of both vols. Partly unopened. Original blind-. embossed dark green cloth, neatly rebacked with matching cloth and. with original back-strips mounted to restore the original binding as. fine as possible, retains original endleaves; upper corner dented (v.. I). Very good +.. First edition. Burton wrote this two-volume work, first published in 1863, while working as the British consul in Fernando Po (modern-day Equatorial Guinea), West African coast. The area is known as “the white man’s grave” [referring to the high mortality rate among white missionaries and colonists in Africa, due to the tropical climate, diseases, and sanitation]. Burton describes his journey to Abeokuta, the capital of the Egba tribe of the Yoruba nation (which was located in the south-west of present-day Nigeria). Burton gives detailed descriptions of the people he meets – including the king – and considers the relationship between the Egba and England in the context of British ambitions in West Africa. Burton tells of his expedition to the mountains on the Cameroon coast, where he climbed Mount Cameroon, an active volcano. Perhaps his most important contribution is his description of the native condition of Africans, their character, description, societal conditions, attitudes, etc. “… he abhorred West African Creole culture, regarding it as no more than an inauthentic, offensive, comic mimicry of its British counterpart. As ever, Burton’s opinions of early abolitionist hopes and policies.” – See: T.C. McCaskie, “Cultural Encounters: Britain and Africa,” within: Andrew Porter, (ed.), The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The ... 1999, p.675. This narrative also includes extensive appendices, being lists of plants collected on his expeditions, notes about the wildlife living in the mountains, and meteorological observations about the climate and temperature of the region. ¶ “The forest swarmed with ‘tigers,’ hyaenas, and other bugbears, the fevers were mortal in the lower regions, the cold would be intense, snow having just been seen in the upper heights, and the Krumen – the only servants in these regions – would certainly die or desert, perhaps do both.” v. II, pp. 69-70. ¶ Casada 25; Penzer p. 70. . 1 First Edition. 
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9 BURTON, Sir Richard F. First Footsteps in East Africa; or, an exploration of Harar.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1856 hardcover 8vo. xl, 590, [595]-648 pp. 2 engraved maps, 4 chromolithographed plates, 7 figs., index. Early navy blue gilt-stamped calf, bro Signed
London:: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1856. hardcover. 8vo. xl, 590, [595]-648 pp. 2 engraved maps, 4 chromolithographed. plates, 7 figs., index. Early navy blue gilt-stamped calf,. brownish/red spine label, all edges marbled. Bookseller’s labels:. R.J. Bush, 32 Charing Cross; Jake Zeitlin, Los Angeles [ca. 1932].. Inscribed: “Arthur Vickris Pryor with the best wishes of his friend. Edmond L. Hanbury, on his leaving Eton, Election 1864.”. FIRST EDITION. The appendix skips section IV as usual, due to its discussion of female circumcision, and thus omitted during the print run. ¶ PROVENANCE: Pryor and Hanbury owned a brewery in England: Inscribed: “Arthur Vickris Pryor with the best wishes of his friend Edmond L. Hanbury, on his leaving Eton, Election 1864.” Arthur Vickris Pryor, JP, DL, Leics (1846-1927), 1s. Arthur, of Wandsworth, Surrey, arm. CHRIST CHURCH, matric. 18 May, 1864, aged 17; B.A. 1867, a partner in Truman and Hanbury’s brewery. See Eton School Lists. From Foster, Joseph. Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886 and Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1500-1714. Oxford: Parker and Co., 1888-1892 (ancestry.com). Robert Pryor and his brother Thomas Marlborough Pryor were members of a family which ran a brewery and malting operation in Baldock, in Hertfordshire. “On July 10 1866 the Brick Lane brewery was visited by the 25-year-old Prince of Wales, who was met by a delegation of three Hanburys, three Buxtons, one Pryor, the brewery manager, Alexander Fraser, and Henry Villebois, who still owned a substantial slice of the business, as the great-great grandson of Sir Benjamin Truman.” – “When Brick Lane was home to the biggest brewery in the world,” by Martyn Cornell, 2013. ¶ Penzer pp. 60-63. . . First Edition. 
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10 BURTON, Sir Richard F. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S.
London: Tinsley Brothers 1863 hardcover 2 volumes. Small 8vo. viii, [2], 303, [1]; [vi], 295, [1] pp. Half- titles, folding map of “The West Coast of Africa”; 
London:: Tinsley Brothers. 1863. hardcover. 2 volumes. Small 8vo. viii, [2], 303, [1]; [vi], 295, [1] pp. Half-. titles, folding map of “The West Coast of Africa”; some edge tears.. Original publisher’s dark maroon blind-stamped cloth, gilt-stamped. spine titles, author cited as “R.F. Burton F.R.G.S.” on spine.. Bookplates of George Merryweather. Near fine.. First edition; second issue binding [with Burton’s name on the spine]. The first issue binding does include the author’s name on the spine. “This may have been a slap at the Royal Geographical Society, for Burton was at odds with the organization’s leadership at the time over the matter of the Nile’s sources. The acerbic dedication was ‘to the true friends of Africa- not the ‘Philanthropist’ or ‘Exeter Hall’.” – Casada. ¶ “Newly married and needing employment, Burton approached the Foreign Office for a consular position, hoping for the post at Damascus. Instead, he was offered the consulship at Fernando Po, a small, unhealthy island in the Bight of Biafra on the west African coast. When he accepted the position on 27 March 1861 he requested to retain his commission in the Bombay army, but he was struck from the list, thereby losing not only his half pay but also any prospect of a pension or sale of his commission, an action about which he always complained bitterly. Burton did not permit Isabel to accompany him to Fernando Po, which he described as ‘the very abomination of desolation’. He slipped away from the post at every opportunity for excursions on the African mainland or to meet Isabel in the Canaries or England. Although he loathed Fernando Po, he worked continuously at his writing with Wanderings in West Africa and Abeokuta and the Cameroons Mountains both appearing in 1863.” - DNB. ¶ Casada 70; Penzer pp. 71-72. . 1 First Edition. 
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11 BURTON, Sir Richard F. (1821-1890), signed F.R.G.S., A – “A Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.” Wandering in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. [2 volumes].
London: Tinsley Brothers 1863 hardcover Two volumes bound in one. 8vo. viii, [2], 303, [1 blank]; [8], 295 pp. Frontispiece, folding map [“The West Coast of Africa 
London:: Tinsley Brothers. 1863. hardcover. Two volumes bound in one. 8vo. viii, [2], 303, [1 blank]; [8], 295. pp. Frontispiece, folding map [“The West Coast of Africa”]. Original. pictorial terra-cotta colored cloth with blind and gilt-stamped, “Sir. R. Burton [line] F.R.G.S.” on spine; hinges cracked, extremities. worn, spine faded. Very good.. FIRST EDITION, RARE ISSUE, BEING BOUND AS ONE. According to Penzer, Burton intended to suppress his name entirely from this publication [the title refers to “By A F.R.G.S.” – no mention of Burton], yet our copy has “Sir R. Burton [line] F.R.G.S.” on spine of the original binding. Burton was appointed consul at Fernando Po in 1861 and he used his post to explore the contiguous areas of Nigeria and Sierra Leone, as well as Madeira and Tenerife. Fascinated by the high incidence of European mortality in West Africa, he believed it possible to render the region “not more unhealthy than the East or West Indies.” Casada writes that Burton’s publication of the book as A F.R.G.S - “A Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society” may have been “a slap at the Royal Geographical Society, for Burton was at odds with the organization’s leadership at the time over the Nile’s sources.” Further the dedication states, “To the true friends of Africa- not the ‘Philanthropist’ or Exeter Hall.” Modern gold-mining in West Africa can be directly linked to this work, even though it was already known that there was gold in Africa, Burton’s Wanderings in West Africa, drew public attention to develop gold mining in Africa. REFERENCES: Penzer, An Annotated Bibliography of Sir Richard Francis Burton, pp.71-72; Casada, Sir Richard F. Burton, a Biobibliographical Study, pp. 69. . 2 First Edition. 
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12 BURTON, Sir Richard F. (1821-1890). First Footsteps in East Africa or, An Exploration of Harar. Edited by his wife, Isabel Burton. Memorial edition. In two volumes.
London: Tylston and Edwards 1894 hardcover Two volumes. Series: The Works of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton, volumes VI, VII. 8vo. xxxiv, [2], 209, [1 blank]; [2 blank], [i Signed
London:: Tylston and Edwards. 1894. hardcover. Two volumes. Series: The Works of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton,. volumes VI, VII. 8vo. xxxiv, [2], 209, [1 blank]; [2 blank], [ix], [1. blank], 276, [4 ads] pp. 4 chromolithographic plates, including 2. frontispieces (3 by Sir Howard Douglas (1776-1861) and another signed. C. Brandard, presumably John Brandard (1812-1863) [v. I, facing. p.11]), other small line illustrations, 2 maps, appendices, index;. few corners dog eared, some cords slightly stretched, last illus. in. vol. one, “The Fal”, not included as issued, occasional light foxing,. mostly to title and preliminaries. Original gilt-stamped pictorial. black cloth showing “The Hamal” (front cover) and the author’s stone. mausoleum in the shape of a desert tent (back cover), top edge red.. Very good +.. This was Burton’s first excursion into East Africa, in which he nearly got himself and his expedition party killed. According to Brodie this book was written in haste. She says, “The title was misleading. It suggested that Harar was not the main object of Burton’s African interest, and that the whole expedition had been tentative and preliminary to something more consequential. He subtitle, “An Exploration of Harar,” was the true theme of the book, but before he had finished writing it he was deep in the planning of still another voyage, the significance of which would indeed dwarf the prestige of the Harar adventure to the mere “first footsteps” of a child. Now he looked longingly towards the great fecund river, mother of Egypt, whose head was still hidden, as much a mystery in 1855 as in antiquity when the Greek poets had first sung how Phaethon’s fiery chariot had blistered the mountains and sent the Nile scurrying into a secret place.” (p. 118). Penzer, (p. 63) confirms the “curious error in the ‘List of Illustrations’ in Vol. 1 (p. ix), where it gives ‘The Fal’ for p.62. Neither in this edition nor in the original is any such illustration to be found.” Another curiosity is that our edition, as with the first, purposefully omits by direction of the publisher, Appendix IV; found necessary by certain puritanical Victorian publishers. Appendix IV contained a detailed description (in Latin) of infibulation, or female genital mutilation, a tradition still practiced in the region today. Burton’s writings on sexuality were much expanded in his edition of the Arabian Nights. Burton is thought to have contracted syphilis in Africa. He was known to have been with many lovers from India to Africa (and probably to Brazil and Utah as well). He even had himself circumcised to be able to disguise himself as a Muslim for his pilgrimage to Mecca. Presumably Burton would have dealt with these subjects in the unpublished Appendix IV. Isabel Burton designed for her husband a stone mausoleum in the shape of a desert tent, considered by many to be a notable monstrosity of Victorian taste, complete with camel bells to tinkle in the wind. She later arranged to be interred in the mausoleum, placed lower than her husband. At the site in Mortlake, the grave is modeled on a Bedouin tent of the type in which he doubtless spent much of his time during his travels in Arabia. Upon climbing the ladder and the back, one can peer in at a window to see his coffin, along with that of his wife, and an array of artefacts like lamps and bells. REFERENCES: Fawn McKay Brodie, The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton. . 2 
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13 BUXTON, Thomas Fowell (1786-1845). The African Slave Trade and its Remedy.
London: John Murray 1840 hardcover 8vo. [4 blank], viii, [2], 5-273, [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], vi, 277- 582, 14, [4 blank] pp. Folding map of Central Africa, appe 
London:: John Murray. 1840. hardcover. 8vo. [4 blank], viii, [2], 5-273, [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], vi, 277-. 582, 14, [4 blank] pp. Folding map of Central Africa, appendices,. index, “Prospectus of the Society for the Extinction of the Slave. Trade, and for the Civilization of Africa, Instituted June, 1839”. bound at the rear of the book, followed by “The Provisional Committee. list chaired by Buxton”; original endpapers foxed, frontis. map. mended at folds. Modern half calf over tan cloth, gilt-stamped spine. with five raised bands and two morocco labels, all edges marbled.. Very good.. Second edition, greatly expanded, adding the entire second half of the book – the “Remedy”, making this the preferred issue. Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet (7 April 1786 - 19 February 1845) was a British Member of Parliament, brewer and social reformer. . 2 First Edition. 
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14 ELLIS, Rev. William (1794-1872). Three Visits to Madagascar during the years 1853-1854-1856. Including a journey to the capital; with notices of the natural history of the country and of the present civilization of the people.
New York: Harper & Brothers 1859 hardcover 8vo. xv, [1], [17]-514, [2] pp. Illustrations [“by woodcuts from photographs, etc.”], Madagascar map, portraits; small 
New York:: Harper & Brothers. 1859. hardcover. 8vo. xv, [1], [17]-514, [2] pp. Illustrations [“by woodcuts from. photographs, etc.”], Madagascar map, portraits; small hole in margin. of p. xv, moderate foxing. Original full publisher’s brown blind and. gilt-stamped cloth; extremities worn, corners showing, upper joint. loose. Good.. “Appendix. Brief remarks on the Malagasy language”: pp. [497]-514. This is one of several principle works on all aspects of life in Madagascar, providing insights in to life there under the reign of Queen Ranavalona I (1828-61). – J. D. Fage, John E. Flint, Roland Anthony Oliver, The Cambridge History of Africa, Volume 5, (1976), p. 524. . 3 
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15 FORBATH, Peter. The River Congo; the discovery, exploration, and exploitation of the world’s most dramatic river.
New York: Harper & Row 1977 hardcover Book Club Edition. 24 cm. xii, 417 pp. Maps, illustrations, index. Gilt-stamped green boards, dust-jacket, map endpapers; jacket 
New York:: Harper & Row. 1977. hardcover. Book Club Edition. 24 cm. xii, 417 pp. Maps, illustrations, index.. Gilt-stamped green boards, dust-jacket, map endpapers; jacket torn.. Very good.. 2 
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16 GIBSON, James Young. The Story of the Zulus.
London: Longmans, Green 1911 hardcover New edition, revised and extended. 8vo. vii, 338, [2 ads.] pp. 11 plates including portrait frontis., based on photographs and l 
London:: Longmans, Green. 1911. hardcover. New edition, revised and extended. 8vo. vii, 338, [2 ads.] pp. 11. plates including portrait frontis., based on photographs and. lithographs, Zulu Genealogy, index; title off-setting from tissue, p.. 259 corner creased. Original gilt-stamped double ruled teal cloth;. rubbed. Otherwise very good.. 11 
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17 GRAMONT, Sanche de [aka: Ted MORGON]. The Strong Brown God, the story of the Niger River.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1976 hardcover 8vo. 350 pp. Maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. Gilt-stamped light brown cloth, dust-jacket, map endpapers; jacket edges 
Boston:: Houghton Mifflin. 1976. hardcover. 8vo. 350 pp. Maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. Gilt-stamped. light brown cloth, dust-jacket, map endpapers; jacket edges rubbed.. Very good. ISBN: 0395197821. 2 
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18 GUATTINI, Le P. Michele Angelo de (d.1668) [of Gattina]; Denis DE CARLI of Piacenza. A Curious and Exact Account of a Voyage to Congo, in the Years 1666-1667.
[London]: for Henry Lintot and John Osborn, [circ 1744] hardcover Tall 4to. 483-519 pp. Printed in two columns; light foxing. Handsomely bound in period-style half calf marbled boards, five rais 
[London]:: for Henry Lintot and John Osborn, [circ. 1744]. hardcover. Tall 4to. 483-519 pp. Printed in two columns; light foxing.. Handsomely bound in period-style half calf marbled boards, five. raised bands, gilt-stamped dark leather spine label. Near fine.. Extracted from: vol. 1 of Awnsham Churchill’s Collection of voyages and travels, 3rd ed., 1744-1746. ¶ The author’s account of native attire and his own views: “He only wore a clout of the bigness of a handkerchief made of palm-tree leaves, for decency sake, to cover that which modesty requires should be cover’d, and a cloke of European cloth reaching down to the ground; it was blue, a colour much esteem’d among them; the rest of his body was naked. The Blacks that attended the macolonte, and who were his officers, had only one of those handkerchiefs, which they send to be dy’d blue at Loanda: The rest of the people had only leaves of trees, and monkeys skins; and those who live in the open country, and lie under the trees, whether men or women, wear nothing at all, but go quite naked without any sense of shame.” (p. 493). He describes musical instruments (“a piece of stake, which they tie and bend like a bow, and bind to it fifteen long, dry, and empty gourds, or calabashes of several sizes, to sound several notes, with a hole at top with a little thin bit of board, somewhat lifted above the hole. Then they take a cord made of the bark of a tree, and fastening it to both ends of the instrument, hang it about their neck. To play upon it they use two sticks, the ends of which are cover’d with a bit of rag, with which they strike upon those little boards, and so make the gourds gather wind, which in some manner resembles the sound of an organ, and makes a pretty agreeable harmony, especially when three or four of them play together.” (p. 493). The author then talks of drums, beats, extraordinary birds, the colla [kola = caffeine, often chewed in Africa] nut, the death reported of Fra Michael Angelo of Gattina (p. 502) – after a prolonged and unknown sickness which was treated variously including by bleeding, anointed with oil (to lessen pain), then the swelling increased, they stopped applying the oil (for fear it made matters worse), after fifteen days he died. Another account tells of “a useful monkey” – the author being bothered by rats, and a smell by some natives, and a remedy was called “infallible … against those two inconveniences” was offered: a little monkey would protect him from rats by [the monkey] blowing on them [the rates], “when he spied them and would expel the ill scent by that of his skin, which smelt of musk…” Problems with ants, a voyage to Lisbon, and to Cadiz, a sea-battle of a Christian ship against that of Turkish origin. More voyaging, and a report that F. Philip de Galesia, a missioner, was killed and eaten by “Blacks”. ¶ “Dionigi da Palacenza Carli was a Capuchin missionary in Africa, in the seventeenth century. He was one of a band of Franciscan friars of the Capuchin Reform, sent out to the Congo in 1666. One of his companions was Padre Michele Angelo Guattini da Rhegio, who wrote an account of the voyage of the missionaries from Genoa to Lisbon and thence to Brazil, Loanda, and the Congo, that being the route the missionaries had to take to get to their destination. Padre Michele Angelo died shortly after his arrival in the Conga, leaving his manuscript in the hands of Dionigi Carli, who, on his return to Italy a few years afterwards owing to sickness, wrote an account of his own experiences in the Congo and on his homeward journey. Carli gives a detailed description of the manners and customs of the natives and of the doings of the missionaries. He tells how the friars died in numbers, owing to the climate, and speaks with discouragement of the peculiar difficulties of the situation. He trusts that some of the 2700 children he baptized will reach Heaven and be to his credit as a missionary in the judgment book of God. Finally he gives some account of the various cities he passed through in Portugal, Spain, and France on his way home. Carli published at Rhegio in 1672 his own work together with that of Guattini under the title: “Il Moro transportato in Venezia ovvero curioso raconto de’ Costumi, Riti et Religione de’ Populi dell’ Africa, America, Asia ed Europa”. A second edition appeared at Bologna in 1674. An English translation is published in Churchill, “Voyages” (London, 1704), I.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913). ¶ Michael Graves-Johnston, a British bookseller wrote a paper, “Early Africa Travel Literature”, identify the English translations as part of “Churchill’s Collection of Voyages and Travels of 1704 as A Curious and Exact Account of a Voyage to the Congo in the years 1666 and 1667. In the same volume was the work of another Capuchin; Father Jerome Merolla da Sorrento entitled A Voyage to Congo, and several other countries chiefly in Southern-Africk, in the year 1682.” – ABAA.org. . 1 
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19 JACKSON, George Anson. Algiers: being a complete picture of the Barbary States, their government, laws, religion, and natural productions, and containing a sketch of their various revolutions, a description of the domestic manners and customs of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks, an account of the four great capitals of Algiers, Tripoli, Tunis, and Morocco, and a narrative of the various attacks upon Algiers, by the European states; including a faithful detail of the late glorious victory of Lord Exmouth.
London: R. Edwards 1817 hardcover Small 4to. iv, [2], 411, [1] pp. Folding color map (frontispiece), decorative title woodcut border, 9 hand-colored plates; some 
London:: R. Edwards. 1817. hardcover. Small 4to. iv, [2], 411, [1] pp. Folding color map (frontispiece),. decorative title woodcut border, 9 hand-colored plates; some. offsetting of plates. Modern gorgeous half gilt-stamped black calf. over dark marbled, new endpapers. Fine.. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of this fascinating study of North Africa by G. A. Jackson (unknown in biographical literature). He describes the inhabitants (Berbers, Arabs, Moors, Turks, Muslims and Jews of the Barbary States) and the many aspects of their customs and manners including details of daily life, the way they dress, their history, religion, etc. Of particular interest is his accounts of slavery in such areas as Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and New Sallé. His interviews of captured Christians and a seamen who were made slaves, and their cruel treatment, especially in the midst of the normal, daily events of the city. ¶ Abbey Travel 300; William Gallois, A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony, Macmillan, 2013; Thomas K. Park, ?Aomar Boum, Historical Dictionary of Morocco, Scarecrow Press, 2006, p. 556; Gillian Weiss, Captives and Corsairs: France and Slavery in the Early Modern Mediterranean, Stanford University Press, (2011), Pages, 151, 316. . 11 
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20 JACKSON, George Anson. Algiers: being a complete picture of the Barbary States, their government, laws, religion, and natural productions, and containing a sketch of their various revolutions, a description of the domestic manners and customs of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks, an account of the four great capitals of Algiers, Tripoli, Tunis, and Morocco, and a narrative of the various attacks upon Algiers, by the European states; including a faithful detail of the late glorious victory of Lord Exmouth.
London: R. Edwards 1817 hardcover Small 4to. iv, [2], 411, [1] pp. FOLDING COLOR FRONTISPIECE MAP, DECORATIVE TITLE WOODCUT BORDER, 9 HAND-COLORED PLATES; SOME OF 
London:: R. Edwards. 1817. hardcover. Small 4to. iv, [2], 411, [1] pp. FOLDING COLOR FRONTISPIECE MAP,. DECORATIVE TITLE WOODCUT BORDER, 9 HAND-COLORED PLATES; SOME. OFFSETTING OF PLATES. Gorgeous modern half gilt-stamped black calf. over dark marbled, new endpapers. Fine.. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of this fascinating study of North Africa by George Anson Jackson. He describes the inhabitants of Algiers: Berbers, Arabs, Moors, Turks, Muslims and Hebrews of the Barbary States, and the many aspects of their customs and manners including details of daily life, their dress, history, religion, etc. Of particular interest are his accounts of slavery in such areas as Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and New Sallé. The narrative includes interviews of captured Christians, including a seaman, who were made slaves, describing their cruel treatment, especially in the midst of the normal, daily events of the city. ¶ Abbey Travel 300. See: William Gallois, A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony, Macmillan, 2013, (p. 193); Thomas K. Park, ?Aomar Boum, Historical Dictionary of Morocco, Scarecrow Press, 2006, p. 556; Gillian Weiss, Captives and Corsairs: France and Slavery in the Early Modern Mediterranean, Stanford University Press, (2011), Pages, 151, 316. . 11 
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