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Image for The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, LLD - carefully compiled from reliable sources

The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, LLD - carefully compiled from reliable sources

By: N/A

Price: $104.50

Publisher: John G Murdoch, Holborn, London: 1870

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 77ia


973 pages (complete). A venerable copy. The book has all the ponderous Victorian dignity and presence of a lectern bible : it has a thick stamped leathered boards. It is heavy, large. The boards have decorations and titling in gilt. The boards are much scuffed, worn and marked from age, handling and shelving. They are supremely confident, secure and sure. The page trims are gilded (worn and dusty). Within, the contents have all the consequences of age and ownersh... View more info

Image for The Story of Africa and its Explorers - 4 volumes

The Story of Africa and its Explorers - 4 volumes

By: Brown, Robert

Price: $342.00

Publisher: Cassell and Company, Ltd: 1892

Edition: Special Edition

Seller ID: cbgb


Four volumes (complete). Special subscribers edition. A sure and comfortable set. Volume 1: The Guinea Traders, The Corsairs of Africa, The Tale of Timbuctoo, The Niger. 312 pages (complete). A passive copy. The boards have storage marks and wear, fading. The contents are tanned from age. Nonetheless, they are tight, comfortable, clear, benign. Volume II: The River of Egypt, The Great Lakes, Across the Continent, The Congo. A mildly worn copy. The boards are s... View more info

Image for Kirk on the Zambesi : A Chapter of African History

Kirk on the Zambesi : A Chapter of African History

By: Coupland, R

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38lc


286 pages (complete). An amiable copy of this book about the Zambesi Expeditions of 1858-63. Much of the book is based on the diaries of Sir John Kirk, Livingstone's lieutenant on the Expedition. Kirk was one of the first explorers to carry a camera, and the book is illustrated with his own photographs and sketches. The dustjacket is worn, torn, tanned, marked from handling, storage and age. It is comfortable, sure. The boards are placid. They have some wear all abo... View more info

Image for David Livingstone and the Victorian Encounter with Africa

David Livingstone and the Victorian Encounter with Africa

By: Jeal, Tim ; Calder, Angus ; Driver, Felix ; Cannizzo, Jeanne ; Barringer, Tim ; MacKenzie, John M

Price: $14.25

Publisher: National Portrait Gallery: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35lp


239 pages (complete). A fresh-faced copy. Included: a note to Edna and Frank Bradlow from Philip Warham St Leger Searle, various cuttings about the exhibition of which this is the accompanying publication. The dustjacket is pleasing. It has light wear about the shelving edges. The boards are healthy and tidy. The contents are pleasing: very clean, clear, bright, generous, diligent, keen. fk View more info

Image for Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa : including a sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the continent, down the river Zambesi, to the eastern ocean.

Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa : including a sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the continent, down the river Zambesi, to the eastern ocean.

By: Livingstone, David

Price: $42.75

Publisher: John Murray, London: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 87le


687 plus folded map at rear (complete). An elderly copy. At some stage the book has been rebound. It is possible (it is unclear from the illustration / map list) that the final map of Livingstone's route is missing. There is, however, a map of Southern Africa on which the doctor's route is marked. The boards have wear, scuffing, marks from storage. They are steady and sure. The contents are aged. There are blotches of foxing and age-mottling throughout. The end p... View more info

Karl Mauch: African Explorer

By: Mauch, Karl ; Bernhard, F O (Transl, Ed)

Price: $52.25

Publisher: C Struik Publishers, Cape Town and Johannesburg: 1971

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 19ho


247 pages (complete). Numbered 199 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. A genial copy. The dustjacket has wear about all edges and seams. There is some light scuffing, very light marking. The dj is vibrant, healthy. The boards are smart and steady and sound. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from the translator). The contents are tight, clean, clear, eager, confident, hale and assured. fk View more info

Image for The Voyages made by the Sieur D B to the Islands Dauphine or Madagascar & Bourbon or Mascarenne in the Years 1699, 70, 71 & 72 (Supplement to the Voyage of Francois Leguat issued by the Hakluyt Society Nos LXXXII & LXXXIII - MDCCC.XCI)

The Voyages made by the Sieur D B to the Islands Dauphine or Madagascar & Bourbon or Mascarenne in the Years 1699, 70, 71 & 72 (Supplement to the Voyage of Francois Leguat issued by the Hakluyt Society Nos LXXXII & LXXXIII - MDCCC.XCI)

By: Oliver, Captain Pasfield (Trans, editor)

Price: $1,710.00

Publisher: David Nutt, London ; T and A Constable, Edinburgh (printer): 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22kx


160 pages (complete). A very smart copy of this VERY RARE book. Half leather. Marbled boards. The boards are tidy, genteel. They have light scuffing and handling marks. The leathered corners have some characterful rubbing and wear from handling and shelving. They are neat, healthy. The spine is very handsome. Stamped gilt decoration and titling to the spine. Five ridges. The spine is most clubbable and healthy. The contents are exceptionally gratifying. Whil... View more info

Image for Shelter From the Spray : Being the True and Surprising Story of the Brothers Frederick and Gustav Stoltenhoff, lately of Cape Town, their Various Adventures on a Desert Island and Elsewhere, their Love Affairs and Subsequent Fate

Shelter From the Spray : Being the True and Surprising Story of the Brothers Frederick and Gustav Stoltenhoff, lately of Cape Town, their Various Adventures on a Desert Island and Elsewhere, their Love Affairs and Subsequent Fate

By: Rosenthal, Eric

Price: $90.25

Publisher: Howard B Timmins, Cape Town: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 57kl


212 pages (complete). A most comfortable copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket is much worn, torn, scuffed. It is intact and secure. The boards are mild-mannered. They have some scuffing and wear about the edges. They are steady and sound. The contents are very pleasing. They are very clean and clear, certain, convivial, companionable, gratifying. fk View more info