Africa

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 16358

    SMUTS, Johanne

    Dissertatio zoologica, enumerationem mammalium Capensium continens tribus tabulis adjunctis

    Leidae [Leiden] : Apud J.C. Cyfveer, 1832. Quarto, quarter calf over marbled boards (worn), spine with raised bands and gilt decoration, marbled endpapers, pp [4], vi, 108, 3 plates (2 colour), loose double sheet with Theses and poem by H. Schlegel [109-110], [1] corrigenda. Text in Latin. An early nineteenth century dissertation on the mammals of …

  • # 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 …

  • # 16161

    HMHS NUBIA

    [SECOND ANGLO-BOER WAR] The Shellback. The unofficial organ of H.M.T. No. 4, H.S. Nubia. Saturday 21st February 1903.

    [Cover: The Shellback Seamen’s Charities. Price 2/6.] Also titled: The Shellback. No. 1. Saturday 21st February 1903. Entered at Nubian Hall as a newspaper. [At sea] : HMHS “Nubia”, 1903. Foolscap roneo-printed shipboard newspaper, illustrated front cover (detached, with corner creasing and edge tears), original brass rivets, 22 pp, including in-text illustrations by S.P. Sabin; contents …

  • # 16160

    HMHS NUBIA

    [SECOND ANGLO-BOER WAR] The Nubia Lyre. The unofficial organ of H.M.T. No. 4. Commander F.J. Fox. Special Law edition. Wednesday 5th August 1903. In aid of Seamen’s Charities.

    [At sea] : HMHS “Nubia”, 1903. Foolscap roneo-printed shipboard newspaper, illustrated front cover (detached, stained and with some loss at edges), original brass rivets, 44 pp, including 3 original shipboard albumen print photographs and a gouache drawing by S.P. Sabin laid in; contents clean and sound. Rare. SS Nubia was a passenger-cargo steamer built for the Peninsular and Oriental Steam …

  • # 16159

    SABIN, S.P.

    [SECOND ANGLO-BOER WAR] Original satirical drawing lampooning Kruger, depicting the Boer leader being humiliated by a British Tommy.

    [At sea, HMHS “Nubia”, circa 1901]. Watercolour and pencil on paper, sheet 127 x 103 mm, signed in the image lower right ‘S.P. Sabin’, the artist’s pencilled caption in the bottom margin: ‘”Lend me your ear,” the Briton said / “You’ve threatened me now have you meant it?” / And Kruger kindly bowed his head, …

  • # 16099

    Guide to Egypt and the Sudan including a description of the route through Uganda to Mombasa

    London : Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1908. Fifth edition. Octavo, original limp red cloth lettered in gilt, pp xvi, [2 addenda], 177, 14 advertisements; numerous maps, plans and tables (some folding), and a folding plate of the royal cartouches of the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt; original owner’s pencilled marginalia, else a fine copy.

  • # 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; …

  • # 14141

    STUART, Martinus (1765-1826); KUYPER, Jaques (artist)

    [ABORIGINES] De mensch, zoo als hij voorkomt op den bekenden aardbol,

    beschreven door Martinus Stuart ; afgebeeld door Jaques Kuyper. Volume I : Te Amsterdam : bij Johannes Allart, 1802; volumes II – VI : Te Z. Boemel [Zaltbommel, Netherlands] : bij J. Noman, 1818. Six volumes, octavo, original yellow papered boards, spines with wear and loss, a mixed set, the first volume from the first issue and the …

  • # 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; …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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, …

  • # 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

    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

    [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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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. 

  • # 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.

  • # 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.

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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. …