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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

Condition: Very Good


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

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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

Condition: Very Good


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 Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the years 1822, 1823, and 1824 ... Extending Across the Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Felatah Empire - Volume 2

Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the years 1822, 1823, and 1824 ... Extending Across the Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Felatah Empire - Volume 2

By: Denham, Major ; Clapperton, Captain ; Oudney, Doctor

Price: $76.00

Publisher: John Murray, London: 1828

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 35le

Condition: Very Good


467 pages (complete). Volume II only. A handsome copy of this thrilling journey of exploration from the fractious three explorers. At some stage in the past the book was handsomely rebound in full leather. Blind stamped decoration, gilt borders. The spine has gilt painted decoration and titling. The spine has four ridges. The boards are steady, healthy. Newer marbled end-papers. The contents are pleasing. The folded maps are a little mottled with foxing and age... View more info

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Exploration Francaise au Zambeze

By: Durant, E

Price: $142.50

Publisher: Challamel et Cie, Editeurs, Paris: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 45mm

Condition: Very Good


115 pages (complete). In French throughout. A placid copy. Half-leather. Marbled boards. The boards, leathered corners and spine all have wear, scuffing, scratches from shelving and storage. There are handling and storage marks. Nonetheless, they are comfortable, sure. Marbled end papers (fresh). The contents have some tanning, especially fore and aft, and to the page edges, from shelving / storage. There are shallow handling marks. Overall, and by far, the con... View more info

Image for Anders Sparrman: A Voyage to The Cape of Good Hope Towards the Antarctic Polar Circled Round The World and To The Country of The Hottentots and the Caffres From the Year 1772-1776 - Based on the English editions of 1785-1786 published by Robinson, London - 2 Volumes (Van Riebeeck Society Series No 6 - 6 & 7)

Anders Sparrman: A Voyage to The Cape of Good Hope Towards the Antarctic Polar Circled Round The World and To The Country of The Hottentots and the Caffres From the Year 1772-1776 - Based on the English editions of 1785-1786 published by Robinson, London - 2 Volumes (Van Riebeeck Society Series No 6 - 6 & 7)

By: Forbes, Prof V S ; Rudner, J & I (trans)

Price: $63.65

Publisher: Van Riebeeck Society, Cape Town: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 83mw

Condition: Near Fine


Two volumes (complete). A pleasingly smart set. The boards are tidy, healthy, sound, steady. Volume I published 1975. Volume II published in 1977. The contents are most agreeable. They are very clean and clear, confident, orderly, neat, certain - almost as new throughout both! fk View more info

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Im Auto Quer Durch Afrika

By: Graetz, Paul

Price: $118.75

Publisher: Vereinigte Verlagsanstalten Gustav Braunbeck & Gutenberg-Druckerei Akt.-Ges., Berlin: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24od

Condition: Near Fine


357 pages (complete). In German throughout. A most pleasing copy of this book by (in most in-German hyperbole) the 'German Indiana Jones'. This is Graetz's account of his journey across Africa from Dar-es-Salaam to Luderitz (the first of its kind by motor car). The decorated boards are evocative. The gilt titling is fresh, bold. The boards do have some mild scuffing, wear about the edges and corners. They are steady and sound. The contents are most pleasing. Th... View more info

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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

ISBN: 1855141779

Condition: Near Fine


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 The Kilima-Njaro Expedition: A Record of Scientific Exploration in Eastern Equatorial Africa and a general description of the natural history, languages, and commerce of the Kilima-Njaro District

The Kilima-Njaro Expedition: A Record of Scientific Exploration in Eastern Equatorial Africa and a general description of the natural history, languages, and commerce of the Kilima-Njaro District

By: Johnston, H H

Price: $190.00

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co., London: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17ot

Condition: Very Good


572 pages (complete). A generously owned copy. The spine has been repaired by a leather strip. Illustrated and gilt titled front boards. The boards have shelving, storage, handling wear about all edges and corners. There are handling, storage marks and scuffing. They are tight and sure. The contents bear their age and ownership with dignity and resolution. The pages are amiably generous. They are clean and clear, occasionally marked from storage conditions, some... View more info

Image for A Popular Account of Dr Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries: and of the Discovery of Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa 1959-1864

A Popular Account of Dr Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries: and of the Discovery of Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa 1959-1864

By: Livingstone, David

Price: $137.75

Publisher: John Murray, London: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4ol

Condition: Very Good


416 pages (complete). A placid copy. Green boards with gilt decoration and titling (clear). The boards have wear about the edges, corners, seams. They are scuffed and marked from handling and storage. They are convivial and sound. The dedication page has a previous owner's rush of a signature. The contents are pleasing: clean, clear, genial, determined, amenable, companionable. fk View more info

Image for Livingstone Letters, 1843 to 1872: David Livingstone correspondence in the Brenthurst Library, Johannesburg (Brenthurst second series)

Livingstone Letters, 1843 to 1872: David Livingstone correspondence in the Brenthurst Library, Johannesburg (Brenthurst second series)

By: Livingstone, David ; Boucher, Maurice (ed)

Price: $80.75

Publisher: Brenthurst Press, Johannesburg: 1985

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 44ol

ISBN: 0909079269

Condition: Near Fine


256 pages (complete). Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 850 copies. A gratifying copy. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing. It is secure and sure. The brown cloth covered boards are handsome, healthy. The contents are in wonderful condition. Luxe, fresh, very clean and clear, produced with care, passion - indeed as if almost new throughout! fk View more info

Image for 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 ... - in two volumes

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 ... - in two volumes

By: Livingstone, David ; Waller, Horace

Price: $285.00

Publisher: John Murray, London: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86la

Condition: Good


Two volumes (complete) with folded map at rear. The map shows in great detail the route of Livingstone's journey. It is a different map from that included in other editions. It is in fresh, pleasing condition. Two benign copies. Pressed gilt illustrations on the boards. The boards are scuffed, worn, marked from storage and shelving, all about. The spines of both are sunned, but the titlings are still agreeable. The boards, despite their aging, are steady and sound.... View more info

Livingstones 2den Reise i Syd-Afrika - Oversat efter den engelste Original

By: Livingstone, David and Charles ; Woldike, M Th. (transl)

Price: $66.50

Publisher: Fr Woldike, Copenhagen: 1868

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24ox

Condition: Good


522 pages (complete). In Danish throughout. A benign copy. Half leather. The leathered corners have wear. The leathered spine also has wear and burnishment. The marbled boards have mild shelving wear, scuffing. The boards and spine are assured and placid and steady. Patterned (au bourge) end papers. Previous owner signature. The contents have foxing here and there throughout - particularly to the early and later pages and folded map. Otherwise, the pages are com... View more info

Shifts and Expedients of Camp Life, Travel & Exploration

By: Lord, W B; Baines, T

Price: $380.00

Publisher: Horace Cox, London: 1876

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 52qs

Condition: Very Good


734 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The blue boards have corner knocks, wear and marking, scuffing all about from handling and shelving. The gilt titling on the spine is stamped on a smaller, different leather patch. The boards and spine are sound, steady. The early pages are aged. The guttering along the frontispiece is cracked. But, the page is still secure. The early pages are marked, foxed by age and handling. The contents have some mild spots and spri... 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

ISBN: 0869770020

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

How I Found Livingstone; travels, adventures, and discoveries in Central Africa; including four months residence with Dr Livingstone

By: Stanley, Henry M

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, London: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 72pv

Condition: Very Good


736 pages (complete). A comfortably worn copy. The boards have much wear about all edges, corners, faces, seams. The spine too, has wear to head, foot and body. The boards and spine are firm, sure, steady. The contents are pleasingly healthy. There is foxing fore and aft, but by far the pages are clean and clear, amiable, fresh-faced, bold, certain, keen, companionable and contented. Please note that due to the sturdiness of the book, should the book need be poste... View more info