Africa

  • # 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 …

  • # 15884

    BOEMUS, Johannes, 1485-1534

    Omnium gentium mores leges et ritus ex multis clarissimis rerum scriptoribus … collectos: & in libros tris distinctos Aphricam, Asiam, Europam, optime lector lege

    Augsburg : Augustae Vindelicorum excusa in officina Sigismundi Grimm medici, ac Marci Wirsung, 1520. [Imprint from colophon]. First edition. Folio, later vellum, three raised bands to spine; added title page: Repertorium librorum trium Ioannis Boemi de omnium gentium ritibus. Item index rerum scitu digniorum in eosdem, set within a decorative woodcut border, an old paper repair to centre; …

  • # 13747

    KLINGER, Johann Georg; MULLER, Johann Wolfgang

    Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde

    Also titled: Description de differens peuples remarquables des cinq parties du monde. Nüremberg : J. G. Klinger, 1805-1807. Second edition. Original box of red paper over card, 114 x 100 x 105 mm, with gilt embossed decoration, the lid lettered in gilt Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde (corners bumped); the box in three compartments: …

  • # 16827

    DENNETT, R.E. (Richard Edward), 1857-1921

    At the back of the black man’s mind : or, Notes on the kingly office in West Africa.

    London : Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1906. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s green cloth boards (rubbed), spine lettered in gilt, pp xv, [1], 288, illustrated with 21 photographic plates and line drawings in the text; pages uncut, endpapers with offsetting, mild foxing to edges, but a near fine copy. A scholarly and well illustrated study of West …

  • # 17280

    [ST. HELENA] Ste. Hélène. Tombeau de l’Empereur / St. Helena. The Emperor’s Tomb.

    Paris : Chamray, Photog. Editeur, 25 Avenue Montaigne, [c1870]. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format (168 x 112 mm, mount), verso with later inscription in ink: ‘This photograph was brought from St. Helena in 1852, by Frederick Banks. He was on his way to Australia & New Zealand in the “Great Britain” (Captain Grey) on …

  • # 16879

    LA CARRIERES, A.-C. de

    [GOLD RUSH] Voyage aux pays aurifères : Afrique, Mexique, Californie, Pérou, Chili, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Australie, Russie.

    Illustré de 12 gravures à deux teintes et d’un très-grand nombre de vignettes sur bois par J. B. Arnout père. Paris : A. Courcher, [1855]. Octavo, original quarter morocco over blind blocked pebbled cloth boards (stained, upper board a little bowed), spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornament (rubbed), all edges gilt, silk lining …

  • # 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 …

  • # 16898

    ANTI-APARTHEIDS BEWEGING [NETHERLANDS]

    [ANTI-APARTHEID POSTER] Demonstratie : Steun het verzet in Zuid Afrika! Geen steun aan het racisties regime! 28 augustus / 14 uur. Amsterdam. Vertrek: Westermarkt.

    [= Support the resistance in South Africa! No support for the racist regime!]. [Amsterdam] : Anti-Apartheids Beweging, [c1970]. Poster, screenprint, 580 x 410 mm, unbacked; mild creasing at top corners, otherwise in very good condition. Poster advertising a rally in Amsterdam against Apartheid in South Africa.

  • # 16371

    APPLEYARD, David

    Ethiopian manuscripts

    London : Jed Press, 1993. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 142, extensively illustrated. A landmark reference on early illustrated Christian manuscripts in Ethiopia. Scarce, a fine copy.

  • # 16343

    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.

  • # 16334

    FLEMING, W.

    “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. …

  • # 16201

    SABIN, S.P.

    Sketches of crew members of RMS Oriental, circa 1900

    Graphite and wash on artist’s paper, 210 x 270 mm (sheet), signed at centre ‘S.P. Sabin’ and initialled at botom right ‘S.P.S.’; and captioned by the artist in upper margin ‘P. & O. Beauties’ and below centre ‘The Ship’s bell’; unmounted; removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a …

  • # 16199

    SABIN, S.P.

    Bird’s eye view of the Suez Canal

    Graphite and wash on artist’s paper, 212 x 115 mm (sheet), captioned and signed in the image at right ‘Bird’s eye view of the Suez Canal. S.P. Sabin’; mounted on a page removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a P. & O. officer who served on various ships …