Africa

  • # 43903

    [Anon.]

    [SECOND ANGLO-BOER WAR] Mock “In memoriam” card for Boer general Cronjé, issued after the He was defeated at the Battle of Paardeberg.

    [UK : s.n.], 1900. Folding card, 75 x 115 mm, printed on four sides in black and silver; the text on the third side reads: ‘In remembrance of CRONJE, Who succumbed to an attack of the “Bobs,” on Majuba Day, February 27th, 1900. “Not lost but gone before” – to St. Helena.’; and in smaller …

  • # 41535

    SPARRMAN, Anders (1747-1820)

    Resa till Goda Hopps-Udden, södra pol-kretsen och omkring jordklotet, samt till Hottentott- och Caffer-landen, åren 1772-76.

    Stockholm : Anders J. Nordström, 1783; Carl Deleen, 1802 – 1818. Octavo, three volumes, fine early nineteenth century Swedish half-calf over marbled boards, spines in compartments with contrasting red morocco title labels, the last two volumes bound in uniform, with the volume numbers I; II  reversed by the binder, a fine set in early bindings …

  • # 41551

    SPARRMAN, Anders (1748-1820)

    Un compagnon suédois du capitaine James Cook au cours de son deuxième voyage. (Presentation copy for Francis Edwards)

    Oslo : La Coquille qui Chante, 1939. Edition limited to 100 numbered copies. (This copy is no. 29). Presentation copy, inscribed on the title-page by the work’s translator for London bookseller Francis Edwards: ‘Francis Edwards, with the compliments of Bjarne Kroepelien’. Octavo (225 x 150 mm), white pigskin over papered boards, spine with raised bands …

  • # 42916

    [Società Geografica Italiana]

    Bollettino della Società Geografica Italiana. [Serie prima:] Anno VII. Volume X. Fascicolo 1, iuglio 1873 – Fascicolo 6, dicembre 1873].

    Roma : Stabilimento Giuseppe Civelli, June-December 1873. Six parts in five volumes (as issued), octavo, original printed blue wrappers (some light staining and foxing, early ownership inscription to two of the upper wrappers); pp. 1-120 (with folding colour map showing telegraph communication linking Europe and Asia); 1-92; 1-94; 1-117; 1-74 (with folding lithographed plate of …

  • # 40322

    VALENTINE, James

    [ABOLITIONISM] An illustrated Anti-slavery propaganda envelope.

    Dundee : Designed & engraved by J. Valentine, [ca. 1853]. Postal envelope, 76 x 125 mm, the verso engraved with six vignette illustrations depicting scenes from Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and two main legends in capitals, the first around the upper flap: ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER YE WOULD THAT MEN SHOULD DO UNTO YOU DO YOU SO …

  • # 36315

    Anon.

    A man of Dakar, Senegal, holding guinea fowl and rifle. Circa 1840.

    Watercolour on laid paper with watermark of a royal horseman with lance, 200 x 146 mm (sheet); captioned in ink ‘Dackar’ (i.e. Dakar) at bottom left, and with a foliation number ‘114’ in the same hand at bottom right; the sheet is unmounted (verso blank), and the drawing has survived in fine condition – virtually in …

  • # 40288

    LETAILLE, Charles

    Croquis et Souvenirs d’un Artiste, ou détails les plus curieux d’un Voyage Autour du Monde.

    Récreation instructive. Dédiée à la jeunesse par Chles. Letaille. Paris : chez les Principaux Mds. de nouveautés pour Etrennes et Cadeaux [Charles Letaille, 30 rue Saint-Jacques], [ca. 1855]. Original box of papered card, 265 x 200 x 30 mm, the lid with embossed gilt border and hand-coloured lithographic onlay depicting a New Zealand scene with Māori; the …

  • # 40264

    CUMBO, V. B.

    Views of Gibraltar

    Gibraltar : V. B. Cumbo Moorish & Oriental Bazaar, [ca. 1910]. Small quarto (240 x 175 mm), publisher’s maroon cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to upper board (light edge wear, spine faded); title leaf + [20] pp. with [40] photomechanical process topographical views;  title with pale foxing, otherwise contents excellent; chid’s pencilled inscriptions to …

  • # 38994

    HAGGARD, [Sir] Henry Rider (1856-1925)

    King Solomon’s mines

    London, Paris, New York and Melbourne : Cassell & Company, Limited, 1898. Octavo (220 x 150 mm), publisher’s buff-coloured wrappers with titles and illustration in blue to upper wrapper, lower wrapper with publisher’s advertisement (wrappers with light staining and foxing, some paper loss at foot of spine); pp. 128, with five in-text illustrations by Walter …

  • # 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 …

  • # 37099

    RAY, John (1627-1705)

    [NATURAL HISTORY; PALESTINE; ASIA MINOR; ARABIA; ETHIOPIA etc.] A collection of curious travels and voyages,

    in two parts; the first containing Leonhart Rauwolff’s Itinerary into the Eastern countries; as Syria, Palestine, or the Holy Land, Armenia, Mesopotamia, Assyria, Chaldea, &c. Translated from the High Dutch by Nicholas Staphorst. The second taking in many parts of Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt, Arabia Felix, and Petraea, Ethiopia, the Red-Sea, &c. From the observations of …

  • # 35151

    CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY (LONDON)

    Missionary lotto.

    London : Church Missionary Society, [circa 1900]. “Second series. (Revised)”. Original card box, 235 x 115 x 21 mm, with title and imprint to lid (light marks and handling wear, but sturdy and without any edge or corner splits); the inside lid with printed Missionary Lotto Rules (mild foxing); the interior of the box is …

  • # 35361

    HADDON, Alfred C. (1855-1940)

    Evolution in art, as illustrated by the life histories of designs

    London : Walter Scott, Ltd., 1895. The Contemporary Science Series, edited by Havelock Ellis. First edition. Octavo (185 mm), publisher’s blind-blocked maroon cloth over boards lettered in gilt (lightly rubbed), spine titled in gilt (softened at the ends and with a couple of small marks); pp [4 publisher’s ads.], xviii, [2], 364, [14 ads.]; illustrated …

  • # 35469

    WEEKS, John H.; STAPLETON, Walter Henry; DODDS, C. J.; STONELAKE, Henry Thomas

    [MISSIONS; AFRICA] Njembo

    Monsembe : Baptist Missionary Society, 1900. ‘Imprimerie “Hannah Wade”, Baptist Missionary Society, Bolobo, Haut Congo, État Indépendant du Congo’ (title page verso). Small octavo (174 x 121 mm), original pebbled red cloth over boards, upper board with stamped lettering and decoration in black; front pastedown with pencilled name of early owner Charles W. Carter, pp 79; …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …