Africa

  • # 15350

OBERGASSNER, M.

[BOER WAR] Propaganda photograph promoting the cause of German Boers, taken in Munich in 1900.

    # 15350

    OBERGASSNER, M.

    [BOER WAR] Propaganda photograph promoting the cause of German Boers, taken in Munich in 1900.

    Munich : M. Obergassner, 1900. Silver gelatin photograph, 125 x 175 mm, embossed imprint of ‘M. Obergassner … München, 1900’, on original board mount with imprint of the Munich photographic studio of M. Obergassner, contemporary caption in pencil to lower margin ‘Taken in Germany during the South African War’; the photograph is in fine condition; …

  • # 15247

CESAREO, Agostino

L’arte del navigare, con il regimento della Tramontana e del sole; e la vera regola et osservanza del flusso e reflusso delle acque sotto breve compendio ridotta.

    # 15247

    CESAREO, Agostino

    L’arte del navigare, con il regimento della Tramontana e del sole; e la vera regola et osservanza del flusso e reflusso delle acque sotto breve compendio ridotta.

    [No place], 1587. Manuscript, quarto; 66 leaves followed by 13 leaves with additions in a different hand, 8 full-page illustrations (including one of the Southern Cross constellation), 4 with volvelles (movable paper figures); with a dedication to Don Pietro Borgia, Prince of Squillace (d. c.1624), dated 1587, and an accompanying sonnet; contemporary limp vellum sewn …

  • A visit to the South Seas, in the United States’ ship Vincennes, during the years 1829 and 1830;
STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870
# 14957

    # 14957

    STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870

    A visit to the South Seas, in the United States’ ship Vincennes, during the years 1829 and 1830;

    including scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manilla (sic), the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena. London : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832. Two volumes in one, thick octavo, contemporary half green morocco over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornament, hinges cracked, front free-endpaper with early presentation inscription ‘To …

  • A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
COOK, James and KING, James.
# 14688

    # 14688

    Cook, James (1728-1779) and King, James.

    A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.

    $14,000 USD Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in his majesty’s ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. London, H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. Three volumes, …

  • [POLYNESIA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.
OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)
# 14772

    # 14772

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [POLYNESIA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. November 1904. No. 20. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 2 (brief descriptions of 69 items), followed by 2 photographic plates (tissue guards intact) illustrating all items; a fine copy.  Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes artefacts from New Zealand …

  • # 15216

TALBOT, P. Amaury

In the shadow of the bush

    # 15216

    TALBOT, P. Amaury

    In the shadow of the bush

    New York : George H. Doran, 1912. Octavo, bright gilt-lettered cloth with pictorial onlay (very slightly flecked at edges), colour frontispiece, numerous photographic plates, folding map. A detailed study of the people of the Oban District of Nigeria

  • # 15412

Cloves from Zanzibar

    # 15412

    Cloves from Zanzibar

    [Cover title]. Zanzibar : Clove Growers’ Association, [c.1955]. Quarto, original pictorial card covers (lightly marked), inside front cover with wet stamp of the King George VI Memorial School, Bulawayo, S. Rhodesia, 20 pp, photographic illustrations throughout; internally very clean, a good copy. A scarce publication on the Zanzibar spice trade, which includes overviews of its history and of …

  • Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling
GOESIN, Petrus de
# 14628

    # 14628

    GOESIN, Petrus de

    Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling

    van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, [1762]. Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …

  • Histoire des naufrages, ou Recueil des relations les plus intéressantes des naufrages,
DEPERTHES, Jean-Louis-Hubert-Simon (1730-1792)
# 14626

    # 14626

    DEPERTHES, Jean-Louis-Hubert-Simon (1730-1792)

    Histoire des naufrages, ou Recueil des relations les plus intéressantes des naufrages,

    hivernements, délaissemens, incendies, famines, famines, & autres evénements funestes sur mer, qui ont été publiées depuis le quinzieme siecle jusqu'à présens. Par M.D. … … A Paris : Chez Cuchet, Libraire, rue & maison Serpente, An III me. de la République [1794-95]. First edition. Three volumes, octavo, original plain grey wrappers, spines with contemporary printed …

  • My African journey
CHURCHILL, Winston (1874 - 1965)
# 14465

    # 14465

    CHURCHILL, Winston (1874-1965)

    My African journey

    London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1910. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (pale bookseller's wetstamp to upper panel, slight corner wear, else fine), pp. 92; [4], bookseller's wetstamp to p. [7], a fine copy.  The first paperback edition of Churchill's account of the British colonies of East Africa, first published in 1908. Apart from some very minor edge …

  • The black journey across central Africa with the Citroën expedition
HAARDT, Georges-Marie and AUDOUIN-DUBREUIL, Louis
# 14263

    # 14263

    HAARDT, Georges-Marie and AUDOUIN-DUBREUIL, Louis

    The black journey across central Africa with the Citroën expedition

    London : Geoffrey Bles, 1928. Octavo, black-lettered orange cloth in illustrated dustjacket (spine a little worn, overall fine), illustrated endpapers, pp. 316, photographic plates, edges and preliminaries foxed, neat inscription to half-title. An important early travel narrative by car across Africa. A fine copy.

  • Some notes on Egyptian history and art
QUIBELL, Mrs A. A. (1862 - 1927)
# 12682

    # 12682

    QUIBELL, Mrs A. A. (1862 - 1927)

    Some notes on Egyptian history and art

    With reference to the collections in Cairo Museum. Cairo : C. M. S. Bookshop (printed at Nile Mission Press), [1919]. Octavo, quarter cloth over decorated papered boards, dustjacket, plan of the Cairo Museum pasted on to front pastedown, pp. 176, diagrams.  Annie Abernethie Quibell (nee Pirie) was married to James Edward Quibell, Keeper of the …

  • The Palm Land; or, West Africa, illustrated.
THOMPSON, George
# 12671

    # 12671

    THOMPSON, George

    The Palm Land; or, West Africa, illustrated.

    Cincinnati : Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., 1859. Second edition. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (dulled), pp. 456, folding map, engraved illustrations. 

  • Biskra and the desert : a record of a tour in Algeria in the year 1885 (Presentation copy)
BURNLEY, James
# 12664

    # 12664

    BURNLEY, James

    Biskra and the desert : a record of a tour in Algeria in the year 1885 (Presentation copy)

    Bradford [U.K.] : privately printed for the author by G. F. Sewell, 1906. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, all edges gilt, lightly rubbed, pp. 107, photographic plates. Presentation inscription from the author on the half-title. 

  • The Boer fight for freedom
DAVITT, Michael (1846 - 1906)
# 12663

    # 12663

    DAVITT, Michael (1846 - 1906)

    The Boer fight for freedom

    New York and London : Funk and Wagnalls, 1902. Octavo, gilt decorated boards, pp. 603, folding colour map, photographic plates. Irish Nationalist Davitt was supportive of the Boer in their mutual fight against the English enemy.

  • [BOER WAR] Members of the 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles, Green Point, South Africa, March 1902
LEE & CO.
# 11281

    # 11281

    LEE & CO.

    [BOER WAR] Members of the 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles, Green Point, South Africa, March 1902

    Silver albumen print photograph, 155 x 200 mm, on original mount of thick card, recto with imprint of Lee & Co., Cape Town, and with contemporary annotations in ink identifying all the men in the photograph by surname (Moore; Birch; Logan; Rayner; Good; Dent; Biscaya; Salmon; Newell; Heyward; Kilbeg; Rolfe; Filier), and the additional caption …

  • [MISSIONS] Africa’s outstretched hand : a vivid account of the Rev. and Mrs. J.A.G. Finley’s tour
PEARCE, Winifred M.
# 11868

    # 11868

    PEARCE, Winifred M.

    [MISSIONS] Africa’s outstretched hand : a vivid account of the Rev. and Mrs. J.A.G. Finley’s tour

    through East and Central Africa. [London] : Africa Inland Mission, [1948]. Small octavo, original pictorial stiff wrappers with circular cut-out to front, pp 24, [2], illustrations, map, a very good copy.

  • Rhodesia. An illustrated guide to Bulawayo & vicinity
# 11838

    # 11838

    Rhodesia. An illustrated guide to Bulawayo & vicinity

    Showing the best places to see the principal places of interest. Mapato Hills, World's View, Rhodes' Grave, Rhodes' Farm, Dam, Park and Nurseries, and the celebrated Khami Ruins &c. London : Whitehead, Morris & Co., n.d. [c. 1920]. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [24], illustrated.

  • North African street scene
SWIFT, L.
# 11444

    # 11444

    SWIFT, L.

    North African street scene

    Circa 1920. Pastel on paper, 255 x 170 mm, signed in the image at lower left 'L. Swift', in original frame with framer's label of Parker, George Street, Sydney to verso; scattered pale foxing to the image; the frame with chipping to the plaster at corners, backing board loosened. A highly competent work by an …

  • [MAP] Carte de l’Afrique
DELISLE, Guillaume (1675-1726); BUACHE, Ph.; DEZAUCHE, J.
# 10844

    # 10844

    DELISLE, Guillaume (1675-1726); BUACHE, Ph.; DEZAUCHE, J.

    [MAP] Carte de l’Afrique

    dressée par G. Delisle et Ph. Buache, premiers géographes du Roi … revue, corigée et augmentée par Dezauche … 1827. Paris : J. Dezauche, 1827. Copper engraved map with hand coloured outlines, 490 x 630 mm, folding to 160 x 100 mm, in original marbled papered boards (small loss to paper at head) with manuscript …

  • The Victoria Falls
RHODESIA RAILWAYS LTD.
# 11047

    # 11047

    RHODESIA RAILWAYS LTD.

    The Victoria Falls

    Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia : [c.1935]. Octavo, publisher's stiff wrappers with pictorial onlay to front, original string binding, 31 pp, illustrated with black and white photographic plates, publisher's loosely inserted folding illustrated colour plan of Victoria Falls, 190 x 260 mm, as issued, a very good copy.

  • Voyage en Afrique et en Asie, principalement au Japon, pendant les années 1770-1779.
THUNBERG, Carl Peter (1743-1828)

# 321

    # 3212

    THUNBERG, Carl Peter (1743-1828)

    Voyage en Afrique et en Asie, principalement au Japon, pendant les années 1770-1779.

    Servant de suite au voyage de D. Sparmann; par Charles-Pierre Thunberg, Chevalier de l'Ordre de Wasa, Professeur de botanique à l'Iniversité d'Upsal, et Membre de plusieurs Societés savantes. Traduit de Suédois, avec notes du traducteur. A Paris : Chez Fuchs, Libraire, Quai des Augustins, no. 28, L'an troisieme de la Republique, 1794. First French translation of Thunberg's …

  • [RHODESIA] Bulawayo 1938
Bulawayo and District Publicity Association

# 7964

    # 7964

    Bulawayo and District Publicity Association

    [RHODESIA] Bulawayo 1938

    Cover title: Bulawayo up-to-date. Bulawayo, Rhodesia : The Bulawayo and District Publicity Association, 1938. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 40 pp, sepia-tone photographic illustrations by Payne Bros. Ltd. and Chronicle Process Works, a very good copy. 'Bulawayo : the centre of education, commerce, industry, agriculture and mining in Rhodesia' (inside front cover). A scarce photographic essay …

  • Durban
HERBERT, Harold (1891 - 1945)

# 7429

    # 7429

    HERBERT, Harold (1891 - 1945)

    Durban

    Etching, measures 220 x 166 mm (plateline), 272 x 222 mm (paper), numbered 1/50 and signed lower right. A very rare and masterful etching by Herbert, with the most minimal of lines he captures the arrival of a steamship into the port of Durban, South Africa. Herbert sailed for London in 1922, this must have …

  • Zulu warriors and European gold miners, Klerksdorp, Transvaal, circa 1895.
[FRAZIER]

# 4126

    # 4126

    [FRAZIER]

    Zulu warriors and European gold miners, Klerksdorp, Transvaal, circa 1895.

    Two gelatin silver photographs mounted recto and verso of a cabinet card, 165 x 108 mm, recto with animated scene of a Zulu warrior dancing in front of the camera with several other dancers in the background, image 150 x 103 mm, inscribed in contemporary hand in ink across lower margin: Frazier / Klerksdorp. S.A.R. …