• # 34520

    ARAGO, Jacques (1790-1855)

    [GASTRONOMY; CANNIBALISM] Comme on dine partout

    Paris : la Librairie Curieuse de Bohaire, [1842]. First edition. Duodecimo (155 x 100 mm), contemporary navy papered boards, spine with contrasting title piece lettered in gilt; endpapers with offsetting; (4), (I)-VIII, 9-202 pp; some leaves with a pale water stain at top corner, otherwise internally very clean; a good, sound copy. A gastronomical world …

  • # 35538

    BELOW, Irene

    Hidden Treasures. Irma Stern – her books, painted book covers and bookplates

    Cape Town : The Society of Bibliophiles in Cape Town, 2000. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. [viii]; 56, illustrated. Scarce.

  • # 35515

    ALLEN, Jim

    Where the cool Warrichi flows

    By Jim Allen ; with illustrations by Dell Hall. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2003. Octavo, boards in dustjacket, pp. 144, illustrated. “The seven short stories included in this delightful book recall incidents from Jim Allen’s childhood spent in a mixed-race community in South Arfica’s rural Transvaal where his father opened a trading store. Born in 1925, …

  • # 35186

    FRITTS, Jean G.

    Sotheby’s. African and Tribal Art. New York, May 19 2000.

    Sydney : New York, 2000. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers, pp 132; auction catalogue with 302 lots, illustrated in colour and b/w; a very good copy.

  • # 35007

    William Kentridge : telegrams from the nose : films, sculpture, drawings, tapestry, etchings

    Sydney, N.S.W. : Annandale Galleries, 2008. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated. Essay by John McDonald. William Kentridge was born and bred in Johannesburg and continues to reside in South Africa. As a visual artist he continually looks at ways to lift the images off the page and bring them to life through mediums of …

  • # 35158

    NOLAN, Cynthia

    One traveller’s Africa

    London : Methuen, 1965. Octavo, red cloth, no dustjacket, endpapers and colour plates by Sidney Nolan. An account of the Nolans’ journey across Africa in the 1960s.

  • # 34907

    FORT, George Seymour

    Chance or design? A pioneer looks back : experiences in New Zealand, Australia, New Guinea and Africa

    [Cover title]. Also titled: Chance or design? A pioneer looks back. London : Robert Hale Limited, [1942]. First edition. Octavo (218 x 145 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over boards, in the original dust jacket (chipped, spine sunned); pp 180; portrait frontispiece, 6 b/w photographic plates, index; internally very good; the publisher’s ‘With the Compliments of …

  • # 34263


    Christie’s South Kensington. Tribal art. For sale by auction. Tuesday, June 24, 1986 at 10.30 a.m.

    London : Christie’s South Kensington Ltd., 1986. Small square quarto, colour pictorial wrappers, staple bound; pp 25, [5]; descriptions of 348 lots, approximately 50 of which are illustrated in b/w; Australian Aboriginal, Maori, New Guinea, Micronesian, Solomon Islands, New Hebrides, New Caledonian, Fijian, Indonesian, Native American, and West African artefacts and historical photographs; a good …

  • # 32889

    Photographer unknown.

    [ABOLITIONISM; BRAZIL] Henry (Harry) Ulusiboo, a slave freed by British diplomat Henry Hayne in Rio de Janeiro, probably around 1820.

    [Southampton, U.K.? : photographer unidentified, circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount); verso with an ink inscription, probably contemporaneous with the portrait, ‘Harry Ulusiboo, for 50 years servant to Henry Hayne Esq., who bought and “freed” him at Rio about 1817’, and with a small mounted albumen print …

  • # 32713

    CHURHILL, Winston Spencer

    London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

    London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. First edition. Octavo, illustrated cloth (a few stains, edges a little rubbed, slightly canted), frontispiece folding map printed in colour (short tear with tape repair to joint, slight misfold), pp. xiv; 498; [2]; 32, four plans (one folding), one quire very slightly sprung, some pencil underlining and early …

  • # 31546

    PACCARD, André

    Traditional Islamic craft in Moroccan architecture

    Translated from the French by Mary Guggenheim. Paris : Editions Atelier 74, 1980. Two volumes. large quarto (310 x 250 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jackets, pp 508, 582; illustrated in colour throughout; both volumes in fine condition – a superb set of this monumental and lavishly produced reference work.

  • # 32039

    Bulawayo and District Publicity Association

    [RHODESIA] Bulawayo 1938

    Cover title: Bulawayo up-to-date. Bulawayo, Rhodesia : The Bulawayo and District Publicity Association, 1938. Quarto (255 x 220 mm), 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). …

  • # 27985

    Dépôt de la guerre

    Carte topographique des environs d’Alger

    d’Aprés les levés et les reconnaissances des Officiers d’Etat-major et autres documents. Paris : Publiée par le Depôt de la Guerre; Imprimerie chez Kaeppelin, 1856. Engraved by Erhard Schieble. Engraved map, dissected and laid on linen, 680 x 1010 mm, printed label. French colonial map of Algeria, invaded by the French in 1830 and occupied with much …

  • # 30054

    HOFFMANN, Nehemia Dov (1860 - 1928)

    The Jews in South Africa

    Of all matters concerning Jewish and Judaism in S Africa. By N. Hoffmann. Editor of the Monthly Journal DER AFRIKANER, and Author of several Hebrew Scientific Works. Assisted by Scholars, Rabbies, Reverends and Prominent men of South Africa, including Rabbi Dr J.L. Landau, Rev. Prof. A.P. Bender, Col. Sir David Harris, H. Liberman, Adv. M. …

  • # 28578

    MORRISON, Gabriel James (1840-1905); HOLUB, Emil (1847-1902)

    [CHINA] Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography. Vol. II, no. 3, New Monthly Series. March, 1880.

    London : Printed by William Clowes & Sons, [1880]. Tall octavo (245 mm), original printed blue wrappers (lightly marked, small paper loss at spine ends), pp 1-8 (advertisements), 145-208; folding colour plate at the rear with two Maps to Accompany Papers on Journeys in Eastern China by G. J. Morrison, M. I. C. E., 1878, which …

  • # 29758


    The coffin of British explorer David Livingstone lying in state in the Map Room at the Royal Geographical Society, April 1874, with New Zealand ornithologist Sir Walter Lawry Buller in attendance.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 64 x 105 mm (mount), verso with the imprint of the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company; the print has a short surface scratch at left hand edge, but is otherwise in good condition, as is the mount; accompanied by a section from the original album mount, inscribed in …