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Image for The Okavango River: a Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure

The Okavango River: a Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure

By: Andersson Charles John

Price: £650.00

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett Publishers: 1861

Seller ID: 097388


Book measures 9 x 6 inches. Collation, xxi,364pp, wood engraved frontispiece of an African elephant, engraved title page with a vignette - a portrait of the author, additional title page,,15 plates, complete as listed. Bound in original publishers cloth. At some time the cloth has been restored, but has lost most of the original gilt, and is quite faded.. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, text block bound slightly to tightly, a couple of brown spot marks ... View more info

Image for African hunting and adventure from Natal to the Zambesi;: Including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, etc. from 1852 to 1860,

African hunting and adventure from Natal to the Zambesi;: Including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, etc. from 1852 to 1860,

By: Baldwin William Charles

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1863

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 097545


Book measures 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. Collation, x,451pp, 17 plates, of which 6 are tinted, 1 folding map, text illustrations. Bound in full period calf, raised bands, ornate gilt tooling, gilt rule lines to boards, full marble edges, marble endpapers. Calf rubbed, some wear loss on head and tail of spine, hinge joints split, boards holding but tender, lettering of [ Godolphi School Midsummer 1868 ], on top board . Binding in good condition. Internally, prize inscription o... View more info

Image for Sport and War or Recollections of Fighting and Hunting in South Africa from the Years 1834 to 1867 With a Narrative of H.R.H. the Duke of Edinbugh's Visit to the Cape

Sport and War or Recollections of Fighting and Hunting in South Africa from the Years 1834 to 1867 With a Narrative of H.R.H. the Duke of Edinbugh's Visit to the Cape

By: Bisset (Major-General John Jarvis)

Price: £650.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097390


Book measures 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Collation, xviii,[2],268pp, 32pp catalogue, complete with all illustrations as index, plus folding map. Bound in original publishers brown cloth, with black lines, gilt image on top baord. At some time the binding has been repaired, [ not recently ]. Cloth lightly rubbed, some abrasion wear, age darkened. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, birthday gift inscription, dated 1877 on free endpaper, engraving of Bisset, paste... View more info

Image for Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years, 1768,1769,1770,1771,1772, and 1773.  [ 4 Volumes Only ]

Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years, 1768,1769,1770,1771,1772, and 1773. [ 4 Volumes Only ]

By: Bruce James

Price: £950.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Printed by J. Ruthven, for G. G. J. And J. Robinson: 1790

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097361


Volumes, 1,3,4,5, lacking volume 2. Books measure 12 x 9 3/4 inches. Collation, lxxxiii,[1],535pp, viii,759pp, viii,695pp, xiv,230pp, 61 plates, including 3 single page maps & 3 folding maps, plus 4 letterpress leaves of Ethopian dialect inserted between pp.400 and 401 in volume one. Bound in full mottled calf, ornate gilt tooling on spines. Calf rubbed on edges and corners, with some loss, hinge joints cracked, boards still attached. Generally bindings in good condition... View more info

Image for Rambles in South Africa. The Cape, Natal and Transvaal. A Record of Holiday Travel.

Rambles in South Africa. The Cape, Natal and Transvaal. A Record of Holiday Travel.

By: Campbell John Kerr

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co: 1891

Seller ID: 097389


Book measures 9 x 6 inches. No date, but circa 1891. Collation, 300pp, 4pp adverts. illustrated. Bound in original publishers maroon cloth, gilt title lettering, black coloured image on top board, decorative endpaperrs. Cloth very lightly rubbed, minor wear. Binding in very good clean condition. Internally, slightly weak front hinge joint. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy. View more info

Image for Ten Weeks in Natal. a Journal of a First Tour of Visitation Among the Colonists and Zulu Kafirs of Natal

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

By: Colenso John William [ Edward Lear's Copy ]

Price: £475.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Macmillan & Co: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097642


Edward Lear his copy. Inscribed Edward Lear. 1862. 15 Stratford Place. Book measures 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Collation, xxxi,[1],271,16pp, 16pp catalogue, folding map, 4 tinted plates. Bound in original publishers cloth, gilt title lettering. Cloth very lightly rubbed, slightly faded. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A very nice clean copy. View more info

Image for The South African Exhibition, Port Elizabeth , 1885.

The South African Exhibition, Port Elizabeth , 1885.

By: Cowen Charles [ Edited By ]

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Cape Town, The '' Argus '' Printing and Publishing Co: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097498


Book measures 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. Collation, xv,474, [1]pp, half title, 1 folding coloured plate. Bound in original publishers blue blind stamped cloth, with gilt lettering. Cloth lightly rubbed, corners of boards bumped, a few small nicks to cloth. Binding in good clean condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate, browining to endpapers, occasional light spotting. Pages in good clean condition. A nice copy. View more info

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The Castle Line Atlas Of South Africa

By: Donald Currie [ Published By ]

Price: £380.00

Publisher: London, Donald Curries & Co: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097452


Book measures 11 x 7 1/2 inches. Collation, 47pp, 16 coloured double page maps, 13pp index. Bound in original publishers illustrated boards, cloth backed. Binding lightly rubbed, very minor loss on edges, lightly dust/dirt marked. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, one map has a short split on fold, without loss. Pages and maps in very good clean condition. A very nice clean copy. View more info

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The Highlands of Ethiopia

By: Harris Major W. Cornwallis

Price: £135.00

Publisher: New York, J. Wichester. New World Press: 1844

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097600


First American edition, [ From the First London edition ].No date, circa 1844. Book measures 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. Collation, xii,392pp, 6 illustrations, including one hand coloured, complete as index. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, cloth boards, raised bands, gilt lines and title lettering, full marble edges. Calf lightly rubbed, some minor abrasion wear. Generally a good solid binding. Internally, some persistant light spotting or browing. Pages in good condi... View more info

Image for The Cape of Good Hope Civil Service List 1888 : containing the official return of the civil and military establishments of the colony, pension lists, acts and regulations, services and duties of officers, particulars of the government and Parliament.

The Cape of Good Hope Civil Service List 1888 : containing the official return of the civil and military establishments of the colony, pension lists, acts and regulations, services and duties of officers, particulars of the government and Parliament.

By: Kiplin Ernest F. [ Edited By ]

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Cape Town, J. C. Juta & Co: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097193


Book measures 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. xxvi,236pp, xvpp, catalogue. Bound in original publishers red cloth, with gilt lettering. Cloth lightly rubbed, some minor wear, faded. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean. A good clean copy. View more info

Image for Francois le Vaillant: Traveller in South Africa and his collection of 165 water-colour paintings 1781-1784  [ Leather Bound Set ]

Francois le Vaillant: Traveller in South Africa and his collection of 165 water-colour paintings 1781-1784 [ Leather Bound Set ]

By: Le Vaillant Francois

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Cape Town, Library of Parliament: 1973

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 097597


Limited to 2500 copies.Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Collation, xx, 173 pages, xiv, 181 pages, 186 illustrations which comprise of 12 monochrome plates, 11 colour reproduced engravings, 161 colour reproduced water colours plates 48-51 not published, and 2 maps.Bound in period blue leather, raised bands, gilt lettering, full gilt edges, illustrated endpapers. Leather is very lightly rubbed, a couple of minor nicks. Both bindings in very good ... View more info

Image for Travels from the Cape of Good-Hope, into the interior parts of Africa, including many interesting anecdotes. With elegant plates, descriptive of the country and inhabitants: inscribed by permission to his grace the duke of Montagu.

Travels from the Cape of Good-Hope, into the interior parts of Africa, including many interesting anecdotes. With elegant plates, descriptive of the country and inhabitants: inscribed by permission to his grace the duke of Montagu.

By: Le Vaillant, Fran├žois

Price: £875.00

Publisher: London, printed for William Lane, Leadenhall-Street: 1790

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097595


Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. Collation, xxiii,[1],442pp, [2],464pp, Complete as index, 2 engraved frontispieces, 11 plates, of which [ 2 of Giraffes ], 2 folding. Bound in full period calf, flat gilt bands, red leather title labels. Calf lightly rubbed, some wear loss on head and tail of spines, hinge joints cracked, boards still holding, loss of leather on one board. Generally both bindings in good condition. Internally, previous owners boo... View more info

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How We Made Rhodesia

By: Leonard Major Arthur Glyn

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097391


Book measures 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches. Collation, 356pp. Bound in original publishers dark green cloth, with gilt title lettering, gilt horse and soldier on top board, coloured endpapers. Cloth very lightly rubbed, slightly bumped. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A very nice bright copy. View more info

Image for African Zion: Sacred Art of Ethiopia

African Zion: Sacred Art of Ethiopia

By: Marilyn Heldman

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1993

Seller ID: 097548


Book measures 11 x 9 inches. x,272 pages, illustrated throughout. Bound in original publishers black cloth. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Dust jacket in very good clean condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A very good clean copy. View more info

Image for Among the Boers: or, Notes of a Trip to South Africa in Search

Among the Boers: or, Notes of a Trip to South Africa in Search

By: Nixon John

Price: £180.00

Publisher: London, Remington and Co: 1880

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097392


Book measures 8 3/4 x 6 inches. Collation, [6],322pp, illustrated frontis, 6 full page plates. Bound in original publishers green decorative cloth. At some time, [ not recently ], the spine has been rebacked, new endpapers. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A very nice clean copy. View more info

Image for Recollections of Twelve Years Residence as a Missionary Priest: Viz., from July 1863 to June 1875 in the Western District of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

Recollections of Twelve Years Residence as a Missionary Priest: Viz., from July 1863 to June 1875 in the Western District of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

By: O'Haire Rev James

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Dublin, Cooke, Keating & Co: 1880

Seller ID: 097601


Long gift inscription Dean O'Regan, Mitchelstown, dated 1885. No date, but cirac 1880. Book measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Collation, 605pp, 6pp list of subscribers. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, cloth boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title label, full marble edges and endpapers. Calf rubbed, scuffed, some staining to boards, minor split to top hinge joint. Binding in good firm condition. Internally, long inscription on free endpaper, Dean O'Regan's i... View more info

Image for Narrative of Voyages to Explore the Shores of Africa, Arabia and Madagascar; performed in H.M. Ships Leven and Barracouta [ Complete in 2 Volumes ]

Narrative of Voyages to Explore the Shores of Africa, Arabia and Madagascar; performed in H.M. Ships Leven and Barracouta [ Complete in 2 Volumes ]

By: Owen Captain W. F.

Price: £950.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1833

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097596


Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Collation, xxiii,434pp, viii,420pp, 5 lithograph plates, 4 large engraved charts, with vignettes in the text. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt and blind tooling, leather title labels, coloured endpapers. Calf lightly rubbed, some minor scuff marking. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some minor browning, short closed tear to one map, one map bec... View more info

Image for The Zambesi Basin and Nyassaland

The Zambesi Basin and Nyassaland

By: Rankin Daniel J.

Price: £140.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 097598


Book measures 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Collation, vi,[2]277pp, 10 full page plates, including frontis, 3 folding maps, complete as index. Bound in original tanned cloth, with image on top board, coloured endpapers. Cloth lightly rubbed, gilt title on spine faded. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, pages and plates clean throughout. A nice clean copy. View more info

Image for The Story of My Mission in South Eastern Africa: Comprising Some Account of the European Colonists; with Extended Notices of the Kaffir and Other Native Tribes

The Story of My Mission in South Eastern Africa: Comprising Some Account of the European Colonists; with Extended Notices of the Kaffir and Other Native Tribes

By: Shaw William

Price: £220.00

Publisher: London, Hamilton, Adams, and Co: 1860

Seller ID: 097393


Book measures 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. Collation, ix,[1],576pp, 1pp appendix, folding map, 4 full page plates. Bound in later half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title labels. Binding very lightly rubbed, slightly faded. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A very nice clean copy, in an attractive binding. View more info

Image for Andrew Smith's Journal of His Expedition Into the Interior of South Africa 1834-1836

Andrew Smith's Journal of His Expedition Into the Interior of South Africa 1834-1836

By: Smith Andrew

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Cape Town, Published for the South African Museum By A. A. Balkema: 1975

Seller ID: 097944


Book measures 11 x 8 inches. Collation, xii, 323pp, illustrated. Bound in original publishers cloth. Binding in good clean firm condition. Dust jacket sellotaped to endpapers. Jacket in very good clean condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A good solid clean copy. View more info