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A Curious and Exact Account of a Voyage to Congo, in the Years 1666-1667.

By: GUATTINI, Le P. Michele Angelo de (d.1668) [of Gattina]; Denis DE CARLI of Piacenza.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: [London]:, for Henry Lintot and John Osborn, [circa 1744]., 1744


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 mode... View more info

A Voyage to Congo, and several other Countries chiefly in Southern Africk. By Father Jerom Merolla da Sorrento, a Capuchin and Apostolick Missioner in the year 1682. Made English from the Italian.

By: MEROLLA da Sorrento, Jerom [Girolamo].

Price: $800.00

Publisher: [London]:, for Henry Lintot and John Osborn, [1744?]., 1744


Tall 4to. 521-616 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. THIS AN IMPORTANT WORK ON THE EARLY EXPLORATION FOR CONGO, a translation of Breve e succinta relatione del viaggio nel regno di Congo. Extracted from: vol. 1 of Awnsham Churchill's Collection of voyages and travels, 3rd ed., 1744-1746. Includes a single-leaf table of words from the Con... View more info

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Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains. An Exploration.

By: BURTON, Sir Richard F.

Price: $1,400.00

Publisher: London:, Tinsley Brothers, 1863., 1863


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... View more info

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.

By: JACKSON, George Anson.

Price: $3,000.00

Publisher: London:, R. Edwards, 1817., 1817


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 aspect... View more info

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.

By: JACKSON, George Anson.

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: London:, R. Edwards, 1817., 1817


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... View more info

East African plateaus and rift valleys.

By: WILLIS, Bailey.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Washington:, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1936. Carnegie Institution of Washington, Publication No. 470. At head of title: Studies in, 1936


Washington:: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1936. Carnegie Institution of Washington, Publication No. 470. At head of title: Studies in Comparative Seismology., 1936. 296 x 235 mm. 4to. x, 358 pp. Color frontis., 72 plates, 16 figs., tables, bibliog., index. Gilt-stamped dark green cloth; lightly rubbed, corners bumped. Ex library spine label removed, rubber stamps, label in front paste-down removed. Very good. View more info

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First Footsteps in East Africa; or, an exploration of Harar.

By: BURTON, Sir Richard F.

Price: $2,000.00

Publisher: London:, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856., 1856

Inscription: Signed


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 fema... View more info

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.

By: BAKER, Sir Samuel White (1821-1893).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London:, Macmillan, 1874., 1874


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 ... View more info

La Faillite de la Paix (1918-1939). I: De Rethondes à Stresa; II: De l'Affaire Ethiopienne a la Guerre.

By: BAUMONT, Maurice.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Paris:, Presses Universitaires de France, 1951., 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. View more info

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.

By: BOWDICH, Thomas Edward (1791?–1824).

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: London:, John Murray, 1819., 1819


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 neat... View more info

Science and Medicine in Central Africa: Proceedings of the Central African Scientific and Medical Congress. Held at The College of Further Education Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia 26-30 August 1963.

By: SNOWBALL, George J. (ed.).

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Oxford, et al.:, Pergamon Press, (1965)., 1965


FIRST EDITION. Thick 8vo. xxvii, 980 pp. Fold-outs, photos, illustrations, figs., tables, indexes; small inked correction on title. Green cloth, silver stamped cover and spine titles, original plastic wrapper; inner hinge a bit cracked, small pieces of tape on wrapper and front free endpaper. Very good. First Edition. View more info

The Story of the Zulus.

By: GIBSON, James Young.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London:, Longmans, Green, 1911., 1911


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. View more info

The Strong Brown God, the story of the Niger River.

By: GRAMONT, Sanche de [aka: Ted MORGON].

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston:, Houghton Mifflin, 1976., 1976


8vo. 350 pp. Maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. Gilt-stamped light brown cloth, dust-jacket, map endpapers; jacket edges rubbed. Very good. ISBN: 0395197821 View more info

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.

By: ELLIS, Rev. William (1794-1872).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers, 1859., 1859


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 t... View more info

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Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S.

By: BURTON, Sir Richard F.

Price: $1,850.00

Publisher: London:, Tinsley Brothers, 1863., 1863


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. "Th... View more info