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Image for Two Weeks' Trip to Capetown : or, A Native's Impression of the Cape Industrial Exhibition

Two Weeks' Trip to Capetown : or, A Native's Impression of the Cape Industrial Exhibition

By: Bokwe, John Knox

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Lovedale, South Africa: 1884

Seller ID: 83ht

Condition: Good


Complete. Photocopied sheets, stapled at top left corner. The sheets are worn and dutiful. They are competent, clean and clear. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Scenes and Incidents of Every-Day Life in Africa

By: Brittan, Harriette

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Pudney & Russell, Publishers, New York: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 64lz

Condition: Good


353 pages (complete). Ex-library (Albany Hospital Library) copy with consequent residue, debris, labels, marks, annotations, wear, use. A resolute copy. The boards are much worn, scuffed and marked. The spine has been repaired. The boards are stoic, steady. Within, the contents are softly aged. There is evidence of avid use throughout. However, the pages are, in general and by and large, clean, clear, convivial, engaging, keen. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Impressions of South Africa

By: Bryce, James

Price: $7.60

Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited, London: 1897

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: cipe

Condition: Good


600 pages plus maps plus index (complete). Half-leather. The front board has the badge of the Civil Service Club, Cape Town. The boards are benign. The spine has been repaired with a leather strip. The leathered corners and spine have much wear. They are sure. The boards are scuffed, marked, worn. They are stead, sure. The contents have some user wear throughout. They are placid, clean, clear, convivial, comfortable, competent. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. Vol II

By: Burton, Richard

Price: $332.50

Publisher: Tinsley Brothers, London: 1863

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2qi

Condition: Very Good


295 pages (complete). This is the SECOND VERSION of the first edition with Burton's name on the spine. Volume II only (of intended two volumes). Frontispiece present. Even though the boards appear to be original, the end papers are new. A RARE copy in pleasing condition. The boards have wear about the edges, corners and seams from shelving. The boards are a little scuffed, rubbed, marked by handling and shelving. They are otherwise healthy, sound, sure. Within, the tissue guard at the frontispiece has some wear. There is also some shallow/ mild evidence of use throughout with some li... View more info

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Travels in South Africa. Undertaken at the request of The Missionary Society

By: Campbell, John

Price: $66.50

Publisher: Flagg and Gould, Andover, USA: 1816

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82hx

Condition: Fair


398 pages (complete). An historically thrilling copy. Published by one of the very first publishing houses in the United States, Abraham Gould and Timothy Flagg set up their press for the Andover Theological Seminary (now the oldest theological school in the US). The date this book was published and sold at the school, a graduate of the seminary was Hiram Bingham who was one of the first missionaries to Hawaii, and alphabetised the Hawaiian language. The opp first free page has an ex-libris plate for JOHN LOWELL JR. Lowell has SIGNED the first free page. Lowell, was one of the Boston Brah... View more info

Image for On The Eve of the War : A Narrative of Impressions During a Journey in Cape Colony, The Free State, The Transvaal, Natal, and Rhodesia - September, 1899, to Januar, 1900

On The Eve of the War : A Narrative of Impressions During a Journey in Cape Colony, The Free State, The Transvaal, Natal, and Rhodesia - September, 1899, to Januar, 1900

By: Cecil, Evelyn

Price: $114.00

Publisher: John Murray, London: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 70lm

Condition: Very Good


147 pages (complete). A benign copy. Of particular INTEREST and NOTE is the previous owner signature. Lionel Cripps of "Cloudlands", Umtali was one of the most important men of early Rhodesia. Not only was he the first farmer to grow tobacco for commercial use, but he also became the first Speaker of the Colony's Legislative Assembly. After his retirement he helped establish the National Archives and was a most engaged member of the Historical Monuments Commission. One of his greatest achievements was to copy all the Rock Art known at the time, in Rhodesia. The illustrated board... View more info

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Ten Weeks in Natal : A Journal of a First Tour of Visitation Among the Colonists and Zulu Kafirs of Natal

By: Colenso, John William

Price: $190.00

Publisher: Macmillan & Co., London: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 92ng

Condition: Very Good


287 pages (complete). A gentlemanly copy. Half leather. The leathered corners and spine have wear and scuffing. The back top corner has been knocked during storage. Gilt titling and decoration on the spine (benign and a little worn). The marbled boards are amiable. They have some wear about the edges, some scuffing, some handling and storage marks. The spine and boards are healthy, steady. The contents are pleasing. The title page has a previous owner signature. There are occasional flurries of shallow foxing. In general, and by far, the contents are clean and clear, convivial and ce... View more info

Image for 1000 Miles in A Machilla : Travel and Sport in Nyasaland, Angoniland, and Rhodesia, with some Account of the Resources of these Countries; and Chapters on Sport by Colonel Colville, CB

1000 Miles in A Machilla : Travel and Sport in Nyasaland, Angoniland, and Rhodesia, with some Account of the Resources of these Countries; and Chapters on Sport by Colonel Colville, CB

By: Colville, Mrs Arthur

Price: $47.50

Publisher: The Walter Scott Publishing Co., Ltd, London and Felling-on-Tyne: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34jz

Condition: Fair


311 pages plus folded map at rear. Eight illustration plates are missing : these absences are marked on the illustrations list page. A much owned, resolute copy. The spine has been repaired with a leather strip. The boards are much worn, scuffed, marked by handling, storage and handling. They are comfortable, baleful. The contents have evidence of much contented use. The evidence of age is about. The contents have foxing, age-related marks, some handling marks about. However, the pages are comfortable in their own dignity. They are clear, clean, certain, competent, convivial. fkOrde... View more info

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Aequatorial- Afrika vom Auto Aus

By: Coninx-Girardet, Dr Phil. Berta

Price: $7.60

Publisher: Orell Fussli Verlag, Zurich / Leipzig: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 98ny

Condition: Very Good


210 pages plus folded map at the rear (complete). In German throughout. A benign copy. The green boards are pleasant. They have some light wear and scuffing about. They are secure and sure. The gutterings along the frontis and end papers are cracked. The general security of the book is unaffected. The contents are most agreeable. They are fresh clean and clear, tranquil and assured, confident and generous, fresh-faced and healthy. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Travels At Cape 1751-53 : An annotated translation of Journal historique du voyage fait au Cap de Bonne-Esperance into which has been interpolated relevant passages from Memoires de l'Academie Royale des Sciences

Travels At Cape 1751-53 : An annotated translation of Journal historique du voyage fait au Cap de Bonne-Esperance into which has been interpolated relevant passages from Memoires de l'Academie Royale des Sciences

By: de la Caille, Nicolas Louis ; Raven-Hart, R (trans, ed)

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Friends of the South African Library / A. A. Balkema - Cape Town, Rotterdam: 1976

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 99jf

ISBN: 0869610686

Condition: Near Fine


52 pages (complete). Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 500 copies. A smart copy. Leather spine (healthy and handsome). The boards are neat, tidy, pleasing. The contents are are in excellent condition. They are tight, fresh, very clean and clear, very assured - as if almost new throughout! fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Ethiopia Oriental

By: Dos Santos, Fr. Joao

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Bibliotecha de Classicos Portuguezes, Lisboa: 1891

Seller ID: 67lk

Condition: Good


479 pages (complete). In Portuguese throughout. A benign copy. Rebound in half leather. Inscribed to Max Mehliss, the son of Dr John Max Mehliss, famous as the principal doctor at Rietfontein Hospital at the time of the infamous epidemic. The leathered corners, spine have wear, scuffing, marks from storage, handling, shelving. They are benign. The boards are passive. They have scuffing, marks, rubbing from handling and storage. They are sound and certain. The contents are mellowed. They are very, very occasionally annotated. The pages are tanned from age, but this adds to their cha... View more info

Image for Naturalist in Mid-Africa : Being an account of A Journey to the Mountains of the Moon and Tanganyika

Naturalist in Mid-Africa : Being an account of A Journey to the Mountains of the Moon and Tanganyika

By: Elliot, G F Scott

Price: $270.75

Publisher: A D Innes & Co., London: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16lz

Condition: Good


413 pages (complete). A benignly aged copy. The boards are scuffed, worn, marked from handling and storage. The binding has been repaired. The boards are secure and sure. The contents are mild-mannered. There are flurries, sprinkles of foxing throughout. There are some very occasional handling marks. In general and by far the contents are confident, congenial, clean, clear, alert, agreeably companionable. fkOur orders are shipped using tracked delivery services. Most orders delivered in 5-10 business days. View more info

Image for Through the Kalahari Desert : A Narrative of a Journey With a Gun, Camera, and Note-Book to Lake N'Gami and Back (Facsimile reprint) (Africana Collectanea Volume XLIII)

Through the Kalahari Desert : A Narrative of a Journey With a Gun, Camera, and Note-Book to Lake N'Gami and Back (Facsimile reprint) (Africana Collectanea Volume XLIII)

By: Farini, G A

Price: $85.50

Publisher: C Struik, Cape Town: 1973

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 65ib

ISBN: 0869770284

Condition: Very Good


475 pages (complete). Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Facsimile reprint of original 1886 publication with Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London. Full leather. The boards are sturdy and sound. They have some light wear about the edges and corners. They have mild rubbing and storage marks. The papertrims are foxed. The contents are fresh-faced, tight, clear, amiable, orderly, tidy, clean, hearty. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Anders Sparrman: A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope towards the Antarctic Polar Circle 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) -  Second Series No 6 & 7, Nos I & II - 2 Volumes

Anders Sparrman: A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope towards the Antarctic Polar Circle 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) - Second Series No 6 & 7, Nos I & II - 2 Volumes

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

Price: $63.65

Publisher: Van Riebeeck Society, Cape Town: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 74or

Condition: Near Fine


Two volumes (complete). From the library of the esteemed South African historian, T R H Davenport (once Head of History at Rhodes University, Grahamstown). Signed by Davenport on both frontispages (dated: Grahamstown, March 1976 for volume 1; Grahamstown, Feb 1977 for volume II). The boards of both are very lightly scuffed and slightly worn about the edges and corners from shelving. They are placid and steady. The contents are most pleasing. They have been carefully looked after. The pages are very clean and clear, certain, fresh, smart, agreeable. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped usin... View more info

Image for A Tour in South Africa, with notices of Natal, Mauritius, Madagascar, Ceylon, Egypt, and Palestine

A Tour in South Africa, with notices of Natal, Mauritius, Madagascar, Ceylon, Egypt, and Palestine

By: Freeman, J J

Price: $76.00

Publisher: John Snow, London: 1851

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 64li

Condition: Good


492 pages (complete). Folded map is absent. A resolutely venerable copy. The boards are much worn, marked, scuffed all about. The corners are knocked, the spine seams are worn. The spine and binding are strong. The boards are secure and sure. The contents are mild-mannered and dedicated. The contents are flocked with age-related foxing throughout. Nonetheless, the pages of this compelling account by the well-travelled missionary, are tight, hale, strong, clean and clear (aside from the foxing), only mildly worn about the edges, certain, companionable, contented. fkOrders over $50.00 ... View more info

Image for Narrative of an Explorer in Tropical South Africa - being an account of a visit to Damaraland in 1851 / Vacation Tours in 1860 and 1861 (Minerva Library of Famous Books)

Narrative of an Explorer in Tropical South Africa - being an account of a visit to Damaraland in 1851 / Vacation Tours in 1860 and 1861 (Minerva Library of Famous Books)

By: Galton, Francis ; Grove, Sir George; Clark, W G; Bettany, G T (Ed)

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Ward, Lock and Co: 1889

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 42ol

Condition: Good


320 pages (complete). A benign copy. The books are placid, worn about the edges, corners. They have scuffing, handling and storage marks. They are comfortable. The contents are a little aged. There is evidence of casual use throughout. The inside front cover has an ex-libris plate (for Charles Purdue). The pages have foxing, age-related marks spotting. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, convivial, competent, certain. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Reisen in Nord-Ost-Afrika - Tagebuch einer Reise von Chartum nach Abyssinien, mit besonderer Rucksicht auf Zoologie und Geographie unternommen in dem Jahre 1852 bis 1853

Reisen in Nord-Ost-Afrika - Tagebuch einer Reise von Chartum nach Abyssinien, mit besonderer Rucksicht auf Zoologie und Geographie unternommen in dem Jahre 1852 bis 1853

By: Heuglin, Theodor von

Price: $570.00

Publisher: Justus Pertes, Gotha: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 97rg

Condition: Very Good


136 pages plus folded maps (complete). In German throughout. Teutonic font. Rebound by a previous owner. Quarter leather. Marbled boards. A sound copy. Black morocco spine with five ridges and gilt titling. The spine is handsome and healthy. The boards have very light shelving wear to the corners. They are otherwise hale and steady and sure. The contents are amiably aged. They have rashes, smears, pools of age-related marks and foxing. The coloured lithographs are genial, calm, fresh. The pages are tight, clean and clear, certain, assured, amenable. fkOrders over $50.00 are shippe... View more info

Image for Discovery of Lakes Rudolf and Stefanie : A Narrative of Count Samuel Teleki's Exploring & Hunting Expedition in Eastern Equatorial Africa in 1887 & 1888 by his companion ... - 2 volumes

Discovery of Lakes Rudolf and Stefanie : A Narrative of Count Samuel Teleki's Exploring & Hunting Expedition in Eastern Equatorial Africa in 1887 & 1888 by his companion ... - 2 volumes

By: Hohnel, Lieut. Ludwig von ; Bell, Nancy [Nancy D'Anvers] (transl)

Price: $655.50

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co., London: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 68mo

Condition: Good


Two volumes (complete). Two sturdy, robustly noble books. The boards have stamped gilt vignettes on the front. The spines have stamped gilt titling (worn, dulled). The boards of both books have wear about all edges, corners, faces, seams. They are scuffed, marked from shelving and handling. They are tight and comfortable. Volume I: The half title page has a previous owner's scrawl (dated: August 1896). The frontis papers have some light wear. The contents have aging throughout. There are flushes, blushing of foxing. There are handling and age marks. Nonetheless, the contents are comf... View more info

Image for Von der Capstadt ins Land der Maschukulumbe.  Reisen im sudlichen Afrika in den Jahren 1883-1887 - 2 volumes

Von der Capstadt ins Land der Maschukulumbe. Reisen im sudlichen Afrika in den Jahren 1883-1887 - 2 volumes

By: Holub, Dr Emil

Price: $128.25

Publisher: Alfred Holder, hof- und Universitats-Buchhandler, Wien: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 56ky

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes (complete). In German throughout. Teutonic font. Ex-library (Verein "Zentral-Bibliothek" Wien ... Eduard Reyer Bibliotek) copies. Both volumes have been rebound in half leather. The spines have original spine-faces attached. The books are handsome and healthy. The leathered corners are sturdy and sound. The spines are fit and sure. The boards have some scuffing, wear, rubbing. They are healthy and confident. The contents of both books are smart, clean, confident, very orderly and tidy, companionable, pleasant. Please note that due to the weight of the books, should... View more info

Image for The Unknown Horn of Africa.  An Exploration From Berbera to the River ... with an Obituary Notice by J A & W D James

The Unknown Horn of Africa. An Exploration From Berbera to the River ... with an Obituary Notice by J A & W D James

By: James, F L

Price: $128.25

Publisher: George Philip & Son, London, Liverpool: 1890

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 7nv

Condition: Very Good


273 pages (complete). A mild-mannered copy. The green boards are worn about. The head and foot of the spine also have wear. There is wear to the edges, corners of the boards, there is rubbing, some scuffing, handling and storage marks. Nonetheless, the boards are sound and secure. The contents are pleasing. Age has not intruded recklessly. The pages are benign, clean and clear, certain and keen, convivial and companionable. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info