Africa

  • # 21228

    Photographer unknown.

    A Yoruba village watchman in tree. Jebba district, Northern Nigeria, circa 1910.

    Silver gelatin print photograph on card stock, 80 x 130 mm, tipped onto a page (165 x 125 mm) removed from a disbound traveller’s album, photographer’s inscription beneath image in ink: ‘Native Watchman. Shewing how he protects himself from wild animals during the night’; lengthier pencil inscription in the same hand to verso of print …

  • # 18467

    BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)

    Indiae orientalis (Small Voyages), Parts IV-XI.

    The first Latin editions of Parts IV-XI (eight parts in two volumes) of one of the most important collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, primarily devoted to the exploration of the East Indies and containing 140 engraved plates and maps illustrating voyages to the Spice Islands, India, Africa and North America. The …

  • # 20884

    Le petit Lapeyrouse

    Paris : Chez Marcilly libraire, [c.1835]. Oblong duodecimo (112 x 132 mm), original printed papered boards, pp [2], viii, 136, [6] leaves of hand coloured engraved plates; occasional mild foxing, a very good copy. A beautifully illustrated work for children containing brief descriptions of various aspects of the history and culture of many places around the …

  • # 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 …

  • # 20954

    MURGATROYD, Madeline

    Tales from the Kraals

    Illustrated by Joyce Ordebrown. Cape Town : Central News Agency Ltd, 1944. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 60, illustrated. South African folk tales.

  • # 20050

    [GHANA. NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL]

    Nkrumah’s subversion in Africa : documentary evidence of Nkrumah’s interference in the affairs of other African states.

    [Accra : Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, 1966]. Quarto, original maroon buckram over boards (lightly rubbed), the upper board with stamped outline map of Africa and lettering including the first part of the title and the statement :’The tragedy of Africa is wrought by those who preach brotherhood while plotting the downfall of others’; an …

  • # 20075

    WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)

    Allgemeiner Atlas. Nach den bewährtesten Hülfsmitteln und astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen,

    nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by [35] engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …

  • # 20439

    BROWN, A. Samler & BROWN, G. Gordon (eds.); UNION-CASTLE MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LIMITED.

    The South and East African year book and guide for 1936.

    With atlas and diagrams. London : Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., [1936]. Forty-second edition. Thick octavo, original pictorial grey cloth over boards (a couple of light marks), early ownership signature, pp [31 advertisements], lxvi, 1130, 64 (atlas with colour maps), 117 (advertisements); with original Union-Castle Line bookmark on ribbon; a fine copy.

  • # 20437

    BROWN, A. Samler & BROWN, G. Gordon (eds.); UNION-CASTLE MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LIMITED.

    The guide to South and East Africa : for the use of tourists, sportsmen, invalids and settlers.

    With coloured maps, plans, and diagrams. London : Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., 1915. Twenty-first edition. Thick octavo, original pictorial grey cloth over boards (rubbed and lightly marked), pp [28 advertisements], liv, 694, 97 (advertisements), numerous folding colour maps; occasional spotting, rear hinge with paper repair, else internally clean and sound; a good copy.

  • # 20431

    PRETORIA MUNICIPALITY; SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS.

    [SOUTH AFRICA] The City of Pretoria and districts.

    An official handbook describing the social, official, farming, mining, and general progress and possibilities of the administrative capital and surrounding districts. Johannesburg : Publicity Dept., South African Railways, 1913. Small octavo, original pictorial pebbled cloth over boards, front pastedown with Thos. Cook and Son label advertising South African tours, large folding frontispiece photographic panorama of Pretoria, …

  • # 19519

    FRÜHLING STUDIO

    [BOER WAR] Private Joseph Mander, 1st South Australian Mounted Rifles, and Trooper Leslie Champness, 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen.

    Adelaide, S.A. : Frühling Studio, [probably late 1899 and early 1901, respectively]. Two albumen print photographs, standard cabinet card format (mounts 165 x 106 mm), both with the imprint of Frühling Studio, 63 Rundle Street, Adelaide, and with a later family member’s identifying captions in pen recto and verso; the full figure portrait of Champness is in …

  • # 19841

    THE SYDNEY MAIL; THE AUSTRALIAN FIELD

    The New South Wales Contingents for South Africa : being a pictorial record of the organisation of the Colony’s forces for active service … …

    Cover: Transvaal War souvenir : Bushmen’s Contingent souvenir. Sydney : N.S.W. Bookstall Co., Sole proprietor, A.C. Rowlandson, 1900. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), original pictorial wrappers (lightly foxed, upper wrapper chipped at bottom corner), lower wrapper with advertisements for Singer sewing machines and Crown Studios (Sydney photographers), staple bound, 32 pp, chiefly photographic illustrations with …

  • # 19251

    SHIRLEY, W. R.

    A history of the Nigeria police

    Lagos : Government printer, 1948. Quarto, lettered cloth (faded), inscription to endpaper, pp. 68, photographic plates. Rare, a single example (imprinted 1950) located in OCLC; no copies located for sale.

  • # 18957

    MRABET, Mohammed (1936 - ); BOWLES, Paul

    The lemon (signed by the translator, Paul Bowles)

    A novel. Translated from the Moghrebi and edited by Paul Bowles in collaboration with Mohammed Mrabet. London : Peter Owen, 1969. Octavo, boards in dustjacket (edges rubbed), pp. 181, previous owner’s name to endpaper, signed by the translator on the half-title. Moroccon writer Mrabet’s classic tale of an adolescent boy who runs away from home …

  • # 18053

    WAHLEN, Auguste

    Costumes, usos e trajos de todos os povos do mundo,

    em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens. Lisboa : Impresa Lusitana, 1872-1873-1874-1876-1878. Five volumes, octavo, original quarter blue calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped, upper board of vol. 4 with several scratches), spines with gilt lettering and rule; vol. 1 (Asia) 421, [1]; vol. 2 (Asia, India) 439, [4]; …

  • # 16153

    HMHS NUBIA

    [SECOND ANGLO-BOER WAR] Group of concert programmes printed on board Hospital Ship “Nubia”, 1902-03.

    [At sea] : HMHS “Nubia”, April 1902 – July 1903. Eleven shipboard programmes, nine of which are in uniform format, being roneo-printed on both sides of a single foolscap sheet that is folded once to form [4] sides, 205 x 165 mm; one printed on both sides of a half foolscap sheet (i.e. with only 2 …