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Image for Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa. With accounts of the manners and customs of the people and of the chace of the Gorilla, Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals. (Classics of Exploration Series)

Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa. With accounts of the manners and customs of the people and of the chace of the Gorilla, Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals. (Classics of Exploration Series)

By: ( TIME LIFE FACSIMILE REPRINT ); CHAILLU, Paul B. Du;

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Time Life Books, Amsterdam 1985:

Seller ID: 75172


8vo. (5.5 x 8.5 inches). Brown leather binding with raised banding to spine and Red / gold decororation and lettering. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. In excellent, near fine condition. No inscriptions or marks. 479pp. With map and illustrations. Loosely laid in is a leaf by “Time Life Books” giving detailed information on the author and his life. “This leather-bound volume - lavishly illustrated and complete with two fold-out maps - has been photographically reproduced from the first edition published in 1861 and thus preserves the historical authenticity of the work, inc... View more info

Image for The History of Southern & Central Africa: It’s Topography, Geography, Natural Productions, &c., &c. The Whole embracing the results of the travels and researches of the most celebrated and eminent African explorers. In Three Volumes.

The History of Southern & Central Africa: It’s Topography, Geography, Natural Productions, &c., &c. The Whole embracing the results of the travels and researches of the most celebrated and eminent African explorers. In Three Volumes.

By: ADAM & CO.;

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Co. n.d. ca1885:

Seller ID: 77510


3 volumes. Hardbacks. Approx 12 x 9 inches. In brown/orange cloth with decorative gilt lettering to spines and pictorial gilt decoration to fronts, embossed and with decorative black edging/detailing. All edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. In very good conditions. Corners are a bit bumped and knocked, some darkening and rubbing to edges. Ends of spine a little bumped with some small splits/chips. Some darkening to spine vol.3. A couple of minor marks to cloth. Some small handling marks and spots inside else inside pages and plates very clean and tight throughout. Beautiful books. 948pp. With Colour... View more info

Image for A Sketch of Egyptian History From the earliest times to the present day. With illustrations and maps.

A Sketch of Egyptian History From the earliest times to the present day. With illustrations and maps.

By: AMHURST, Lady:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. 1904 1st edition:

Seller ID: 81493


Hardback, 9 x 5.5 inches. Light blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and decorative coloured designs. In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges, corners slightly bumped. Some rubbing and handling marks to boards, some dark marks to rear board. Bookplate to front “Henry & Gwen Melchett.” Some light foxing to preliminary and first few pages. Plates clean and bright. Maps very good (some minor darkening to one back side.) Else a clean and tight copy. 474pp. +31pp. Illustrated with 30 B&W plates and 2 maps in pocket at rear. View more info

Image for Twenty-Five Years in a Wagon Sport and Travel in South Africa. With Illustrations by the Author. Limited Numbered Edition

Twenty-Five Years in a Wagon Sport and Travel in South Africa. With Illustrations by the Author. Limited Numbered Edition

By: ANDERSON, Andrew A.:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Cape Town, C. Struik (Pty) Ltd., 1974 3rd, Limited Numbered Edition 99/1000:

Seller ID: 80862


Hardback, approx 9 x 6 inches. Red faux leather with gilt to spine and front, with blind embossed decoration and lettering. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (DW edges rubbed, fading and small mark to spine, in protective sleeve.) Cover clean, 427p. B&W illustrations, folding map. 1974 Facsimile 3rd edition of the original 1888 printing. View more info

Image for The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia, and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs.

The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia, and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs.

By: BAKER, SIR SAMUEL W:

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1894:

Seller ID: 82809


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 ins. Green cloth, with gilt lettering and gilt illustration on spine, black paneled boards with design to front. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges and slightly to rear board, else cover very clean and smart. Some slight darkening to endpapers, neat inscription to halftitle page “From R. Porter, Marchwood Park.” Inscription to plate at p261 correcting the name of Antelope Horns “Roan Antelope, instead of Maarif.” A couple of light spots to plates else inside pages all very clean, bright and tight throughout. Else a ver... View more info

Image for Sacred Hunger, First Chapter Series. Volume V. SIGNED. LIMITED EDITION.

Sacred Hunger, First Chapter Series. Volume V. SIGNED. LIMITED EDITION.

By: Barry Unsworth; Ezequiel Mabote,

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Fyfield, Oak Tree Press, 2007:

Seller ID: 74318


Approx 8 x 10 inches. First Edition. Signed. LIMITED edition to ONLY 160 Copies. Signed and dated by the author, Barry Unsworth. Bound in original light brown cloth, with while title labels. With original slipcase. In near fine condition. Colour woodcuts by Ezequiel Mabote. The first fifty pages of the book read beautifully, with superbly reproduced woodcuts front and back and large text with wide margins, all on matt white paper. Barry Unsworth died in 2012 at the age of 81. Sacred Hunger is a critically acclaimed novel on slavery and its effect, both on the characters and the wider society i... View more info

Image for The Nile Boat; or Glimpses of The Land of Egypt Author of ‘Forty Days in the Desert.’ Second Edition.

The Nile Boat; or Glimpses of The Land of Egypt Author of ‘Forty Days in the Desert.’ Second Edition.

By: BARTLETT, W. H.:

Price: £495.00

Publisher: London, Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., 1850 1st:

Seller ID: 82352


Hardback, 10 x 7 inches. Dark maroon morocco leather binding with decorative gilt paneled boards with camel designs, gilt decorative spine with raised banding. Gilt dentelles. All page edges gilt. Pale yellow endpapers. In very good condition. Spine has been professionally repaired and relaid. Corners slightly bumped, some minor rubbing and bumps to edges. Bookplate to front endpaper “Vere L. Oliver.” 4 surface chips to adjacent endpaper from removed plate. Some light foxing to engraved frontis and title page, some light foxing spots to inner plates. Else a very clean and tight cop... View more info

Image for Uganda Memories (18997-1940) Limited Numbered & Signed Edition.

Uganda Memories (18997-1940) Limited Numbered & Signed Edition.

By: COOK, Sir Albert R.;

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Kampala The Uganda Society 1945 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76696


Hardback. Size approx 10 x 8 ins. In green cloth with embossed gilt logo to front and lettering to spine. In very good condition. Corners are slightly bumped with some rubbing to edges of cloth and corners of spine. Endpapers and pages slightly tanned, a couple of light spots but overall a very clean and tight copy. Numbered 219/750 and Signed by the Author on front endpaper. 415pp. With many full page b&w photo illustrations and 2 maps. One large folding map in pocket inside rear board. View more info

Image for OCCUPATION OF MASHONALAND. [Reprint in a smaller format, of the album of photographs taken on the Pioneer Column of 1890, and originally published in October 1891; with the addition of maps; and new text, captions and a Bibliography prepared by Peter McLaughlin].

OCCUPATION OF MASHONALAND. [Reprint in a smaller format, of the album of photographs taken on the Pioneer Column of 1890, and originally published in October 1891; with the addition of maps; and new text, captions and a Bibliography prepared by Peter McLaughlin].

By: FRY, W. ELLERTON

Price: £400.00

Publisher: Bulawayo, Books of Zimbabwe First Reprint Edition; Limited edition to 1000 Copies no. 450.:

Seller ID: 82360


Large format 4to (29cm x 38cm) Bound in publishers original half-leather. Gilt titles and designs to spine and front cover. Marbled pastedowns and endpapers. In very good condition. A few very light marks to covers. First two and last two blank pages a little foxed, else very clean & tight. pp. [xvi], 175. Limitation page. Half-title page. Illustrated frontis. Reproduction illustrations and portrait photos in the text. 4 Maps (2 folding). 154 photographic plates. Note: The march of the Pioneer Column of 1890 was recorded photographically by Lieut. W. Ellerton Fry who previously held ... View more info

Image for Sporting in Algeria.

Sporting in Algeria.

By: HARCOURT, Edward Vernon:

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Hastings, George Lindridge Library/ Hamilton, Adams & Co. (n.d.). 1859 1st:

Seller ID: 78851


Hardback, approx 7 x 4 inches. Sm.8vo. Blue/green cloth with blind-stamped decor, lettered in gold on spine. In very good condition. Cloth faded and spine darkened. Some minor rubbing and bumps to corners. Some minor foxing to frontis plate and title page else a very clean and tight copy. Tinted frontis.lithograph (Algiers) and fold out map. 187pp.(incl.extensive appendix - list of birds, animals, etc.). View more info

Image for The Future Conservation of The Nile. The Nile Basin. Volume VII. Physical Department Paper No. 51. Signed by Author.

The Future Conservation of The Nile. The Nile Basin. Volume VII. Physical Department Paper No. 51. Signed by Author.

By: HURST, H. E.; BLACK, R. P.; SIMAIKA, Y. M.;

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Cairo S. O. P. Press 1946 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77122


Hardback. Large, approx 11 x 8 inches. In pebbled green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and front. In very good condition. Some fading and minor shelfwear to cover. Endpapers darkened with Authors signature and inscription to front, with signed photograph of the Author, To; “Judge H. H. Barne, Best Wishes H.E. Hurst, 1947.” Inside pages very clean and tight. 8 b&w photographs. Folding colour map at front. 6 b&w maps, and 88 b&w diagrams and charts. View more info

Image for A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's First Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries:. And of the Discovery of Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa. 1858-1864. Abridged from the larger work.

A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's First Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries:. And of the Discovery of Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa. 1858-1864. Abridged from the larger work.

By: LIVINGSTONE, D.:

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1875:

Seller ID: 82810


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 ins. Green cloth, with gilt lettering and design to spine, embossed paneled boards with gilt design to front. Boards bevel edged. Brown endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to bottom edges and small bumps to corners, some rubbing and nicks to ends of spine. a couple of minor handling marks to boards else cover clean and smart. Front endpaper pasted together, chip to middle edge of rear endpaper. A couple of faint handling/thumb marks else inside pages all very clean, bright and tight throughout. Else a very clean and tight copy. 416pp +32pp cat. With 32 B&... View more info

Image for The School in the Bush - A Critical Study of the Theory & Practice of Native Education in Africa. With a Foreword by Sir Percy Nunn.

The School in the Bush - A Critical Study of the Theory & Practice of Native Education in Africa. With a Foreword by Sir Percy Nunn.

By: MURRAY, A. VICTOR:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Longman, Green & Co. 1938 (2nd., revised edition):

Seller ID: 48955


Tall 8vo. Blue cloth gt., with armorial shield in gold on front cover. University of London Prize award label on inside front cover. Near fine in near very good dustwrapper (dw: tiny bit chipped on ends of spine, with small bit of paper missing top side of spine; A few small ink marks on top corner of back wrapper). Map. 7 photo. illustrations and 3 ill.within the text. pp 24 / 454 pp. View more info

Image for The Bantu-Speaking Tribes of South Africa. An Ethnographical Survey.

The Bantu-Speaking Tribes of South Africa. An Ethnographical Survey.

By: SCHAPERA, I. (ed.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cape Town: Maskew Miller Limited. 1966:

Seller ID: 53732


Tall 8vo. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened with small chips at top and bottom. Corners rubbed. Small marks to back and front). Not price clipped. Spine and corners slightly rubbed and bumped. Else a clean and tight copy. 453pp.Prof. ills.with b/w plate photographs. An Ethnological Survey of the Bantu-Speaking tribes with photographic plates. Most of the book is devoted to an account of the Bantu as they were before affected by the intrusion of western civilisation. Chapters are included on racial... View more info

Image for An African Love Story. Love, Life and Elephants.

An African Love Story. Love, Life and Elephants.

By: SHELDRICK, Daphne;

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Viking / Penguin. 2012 1st ed:

Seller ID: 75448


9.5 x 6.5 ins. In green cloth with gilt, in original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (dustwrapper looks stained but is acually part of the printed cover design.) Inscsription to endpaper plpus authors signature to title page. 334pp. B&W and Colour photo illustrations. View more info

Image for Bitter Harvest. The Great Betrayal . SIGNED FIRST EDITION.

Bitter Harvest. The Great Betrayal . SIGNED FIRST EDITION.

By: SMITH, IAN:

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London, Blake Publishing, 2001 1st edition:

Seller ID: 82838


Hardback, 9.5 x 6 inches. Tall 8vo. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In illustrated glossy dustwrapper. In Very good near fine condition in near fine dustwrapper. (DW in protective sleeve, NOT price clipped.) Cover clean and tidy. Author’s dedicatory inscription to title page “To George + Ann Southey, My best wishes. I. Douglas Smith.” Pages clean and tight throughout. 434pp. Illustrated with B&W photo plates and maps. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Autobiography of Ian Smith, the last Prime Minister of Rhodesia. It describes the Rise and Fall of a once great nation (Rhodesia... View more info

Image for Egypt and Nubia, Their Scenery and People Being Incidents of History and Travel, from the best and most recent authorities, including J.L. Burckhardt and Lord Lindsay. Illustrated with 125 Wood-Engravings.

Egypt and Nubia, Their Scenery and People Being Incidents of History and Travel, from the best and most recent authorities, including J.L. Burckhardt and Lord Lindsay. Illustrated with 125 Wood-Engravings.

By: St. JOHN, J. A.:

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, no date, circa 1845:

Seller ID: 80888


Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Dark maroon cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine and blind embossed decoration to boards. All edges gilt. Light yellow endpapers. In very good condition. Corners lsightly bumped and cloth chipped at ends of spine. Some minor rubbing to boards. glue repairs to inner hinges. Prev owners inscription and stamp to front endpapers “Bmikdeo,” and “Walter Broderick, with his mothers love, 1866.” A couple of minor handling marks, else pages very clean and tight throughout. 472pp. Illustrated with 125 B&W Wood-Engravings. View more info

Image for The Minaret of Djam An Excursion in Afghanistan.

The Minaret of Djam An Excursion in Afghanistan.

By: STARK, Freya;

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London. John Murray, 1974 2nd:

Seller ID: 80810


Hardback. Approx 9x6 ins. Green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. In original dustwrapper. Top edges olivine. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW slight rubbing to edges. Price clipped.) Cover clean, some minor rubbing/fading to top and bottom edges. NEat inscription to front endpaper “Helen Dudley-Williams 1979.” Inside pages all very clean. Otherwise a very clean and tight copy. 99pp. With many b&w illustrations and photographs. View more info

Image for With My Wife Across Africa By Canoe and Caravan. 3 Maps and 55 Illustrations.

With My Wife Across Africa By Canoe and Caravan. 3 Maps and 55 Illustrations.

By: STATHAM, Col. J. C. B.:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. 1924 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77361


Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In green cloth with black lettering to spine and line edging to boards. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped. Spine a little faded. A couple of small marks to cloth. Some light darkening and some light foxing spots to a few pages else pages very clean and tight. 324pp. 3 Maps. 55 b&w photo plates. View more info

Image for Thesiger in Arabia; The Marsh Arabs and Arabian Sands. Two Volumes in Slipcase.

Thesiger in Arabia; The Marsh Arabs and Arabian Sands. Two Volumes in Slipcase.

By: THESIGER, WILFRED:

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London The Folio Society. 2005 1st thus:

Seller ID: 80930


2 vols. Hardbacks. Quarter bound with brown cloth to spine and photo illustrated paper covered boards. Gilt lettering to spines. with matching hard card slipcase. In very good near fine conditions with near fine slipcase. (slipcase has scratch to rear)|. 327 +213pp. Many b&w photo illustrations, maps and diagrams. Folding colour map to rear of ‘Arabian Sands’ with pocket. View more info