LETAILLE, Charles (1815 - 1908)
Dédié aux Enfans studieux. Par Charles Letaille. [Title on box lid]. Paris : Charles Letaille, [circa 1839]. Box of thick card, 212 x 310 x 41 mm, the lid with lithographed title and hand-coloured lithographic onlay ‘Passage d’une rivière dans une foret du Brésil’, and a pressed paper border decorated in gilt; the interior of the …
London : Edward Stanford, circa 1900. Chromolithograph map, dissected and laid on linen, 560 x 730 mm (sheet), cloth covers (sunned) with title label, a very good copy. London Atlas Series. Map of central Africa including the Bight of Biafra (southern Nigeria), French Equatorial Africa (Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, southern portion of the …
STANDARD THEATRE (JOHANNESBURG]
[Johannesburg] : African Theatres, Ltd. . Promotional card for A Backveld Boer‘s season at the Standard Theatre, Johannesburg, commencing Saturday 23 March ; lithographed in black on blue card, 123 x 203 mm, printed both sides, illustrated with a portrait of Stephen Black and line-drawn illustration of the protagonist; superb condition. This rare flyer bills …
PAM, Max (1949 - )
Max Pam : The sea of love (deluxe edition with original photograph ‘Papier mache Mercedes, Bangkok, 1976’)
Paris : Editions Bessard, 2019. Folio, blind embossed red calf, illustrated dustjacket and glassine wrapper, unpaginated, photobook of the artist’s images, printed on high quality matt photographic paper. Edition limited to 1000 copies, with an original signed photograph ‘Chim, Bangkok 1973’ measuring 190 x 125 mm loosely housed within a pocket inside rear pastedown. This …
WERNER, O. (Oscar)
Neunzehn Karten in Farbendruck mit begleitendem Text. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder’sche Verlagshandlung, 1884. Large quarto (310 x 235 mm), half gilt-ruled green cloth over printed papered boards, spine with gilt lettering and ornament, pp 18 (introductory text and explanations of each map), followed by full-page chart with family tree of the Catholic dioceses in Australia and …
[GOLD MINING] Photograph album compiled by a globetrotting mining engineer between 1900 and 1910, with his unique panoramic views of the King of the Hills mine in Western Australia, and topographical views in West Africa, Colombia, and the Caucasus, many of them documenting gold mining enterprises.
Late nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (280 x 370 mm), half calf over black crushed morocco ruled in gilt (heavily worn, front board detached), all edges gilt, containing a total of 150+ silver gelatin photographs (and one albumen print) mounted on thick leaves; over 50 of the photographs were taken with a special panoramic …
HADDON, Alfred C. (Cort) (1855-1940)
[TORRES STRAIT] Environment and cultural progress among primitive peoples. (Inscribed by Alfred Haddon).
The Herbertson Memorial Lecture delivered in London, October 26th, 1927. Newtown, U.K. : The Montgomeryshire Express Ltd. [for the author], [1927?]. Tall octavo (245 x 153 mm), original printed wrappers (toned, lower wrapper chipped at top edge), a presentation copy inscribed on the upper wrapper by the author, distinguished Cambridge anthropologist Alfred Cort Haddon, for Dr. …
Dresden : Rudolf Kaemmerer Verlag, 1920. Quarto, illustrated papers boards (backstrip defective), lithographed bookplate by Irma Stern for herself to front pastedown (176 x 136 mm), pp. 54, one colour and 10 black and white plates. Text in German. From the library of important South African artist Irma Stern (1894 – 1966), with her lithographed …
Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)
ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues … … Paris : Didot, 1746 – 1789. Twenty volumes, quarto (290 x 230 mm), uniformly bound in period full French speckled calf, ruled in gilt, …
“Treasure Trove”, found on fire and dismasted, by the Cape Mail ship “Celt”, off Sierra Leone, 1868.
Pen and ink and pencil on paper, sheet 200 x 320 mm, signed in ink at lower left W. Fleming, Passenger, and captioned in lower margin in the artist’s hand: “Treasure Trove” (iron ship) derelict, found on fire & dismasted, by the Cape Mail sp. “Celt” Captain Baynton, outward bound 23 Sep 1868 Lat 9. …
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. BOARD OF FOREIGN MISSIONS (USA)
Cover title: A Christmas missionary exercise and album. New York : The Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1894. Oblong octavo, original cloth backed printed stiff wrappers (lightly creased and marked), pp , illustrated with numerous half-tone photographic plates of various missions in China, Japan, Korea, Siam, Laos, India, Chile, …
Rome : [s.n.], [1816?]. Broadside on laid paper, quarto (185 x 140 mm), a poem with 18 stanzas in two columns printed recto and verso; colophon at foot ‘In Roma, Con Permesso’; worn, and with a short tear at one edge of a horizontal fold, but complete. A scarcely recorded broadside with an anonymous poem …
BONAR, Andrew R. (editor)
Incidents of missionary enterprise : illustrative of the progress of Christianity in heathen countries, and of the researches, sufferings and adventures of missionaries.
Edinburgh and London : Thomas Nelson, 1845. Third edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked morocco gilt (corners and edges of boards a little worn), all edges gilt, front free-endpaper with gift inscription dated 1848, front pastedown and endpaper with bookplates of later owners, first blank with recent ownership inscription, extra illustrated title page with lithographed …
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 …
Illustrated by Joyce Ordebrown. Cape Town : Central News Agency Ltd, 1944. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 60, illustrated. South African folk tales.
[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 …