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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 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 Egypt Yesterday and Today Lithographs by David Roberts.

Egypt Yesterday and Today Lithographs by David Roberts.

By: BOURBON, Fabio: ROBERTS, David:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Swan Hill Press, 1996 1st:

Seller ID: 81566


Large hardback, approx 14 x 10 inches. Light brown cloth with illustrated glossy dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (DW some rubbing to edges, small nicks to corners.) Else a very clean and tight copy. 271pp. Illustrated with full-page colour illustrations. 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 Mareotis. Being a Short Account of the History and Ancient Monuments of the North-Western Desert of Egypt and of Lake Mareotis.

Mareotis. Being a Short Account of the History and Ancient Monuments of the North-Western Desert of Egypt and of Lake Mareotis.

By: DE COSSON, Anthony;

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd. 1935 1st edition,:

Seller ID: 77444


Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Red edging to top. In original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper, (DW slightly darkened with some marks, edges slightly rubbed.) Minor rubbing to edges and a couple of faint marks to cloth. Endpapers a little darkened. Else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 219pp. 21 Illustrations including full-page plates, plans and folding map. 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

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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 Four Guineas A Journey Through West Africa.

Four Guineas A Journey Through West Africa.

By: HUXLEY, Elspeth;

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London Chatto & Windus 1954 1st ed:

Seller ID: 76200


Size 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In orange cloth with blue/gilt lettering to spine. In original illustrated paper dustwrapper. Top edge olivine. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW spine slightly faded/darkened, darkening to rear, minor tears to edges, small nick top of spine, in protective sleeve.) Cloth is clean and bright. Endpapers darkened with some mild foxing, spots to outer edges otherwise pages clean and tight throughout. 303pp. 5 maps and 59 B&W photo illustrations. View more info

Image for Story of The Rear Column of The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition Edited by Mrs. J. S. Jameson. With portrait, map and illustrations from the author’s sketches.

Story of The Rear Column of The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition Edited by Mrs. J. S. Jameson. With portrait, map and illustrations from the author’s sketches.

By: JAMESON, James S.:

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, R. H. Porter, 1890:

Seller ID: 81490


Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and vignette to front. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges and corners. Minor ‘bubble’ to cloth on spine. Endpapers darkened with inscription to front “Law-Schofield, April 1891.” Some foxing to title page. Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. Else a very clean and tight copy. 455pp. Illustrated with a photo frontis portrait, full-page B&W plates and illustrations within text. Folding coloured maps. View more info

Image for George Grenfell and the Congo. A History and Description of the Congo Independent State and Adjoining Districts of Congoland, together with some Account of the Native Peoples and their Languages, the Fauna and Flora, and similar Notes on The Cameroon and the Island of Fernando PO. The whole founded on the Diaries and Researches of the late Rev. George Grenfell, on the records of the British Baptist Missionary Society, and on additional information contributed the the Author, by the Rev. Lawson Forfeitt, Mr. Emil Torday, and others. In Two Volumes.

George Grenfell and the Congo. A History and Description of the Congo Independent State and Adjoining Districts of Congoland, together with some Account of the Native Peoples and their Languages, the Fauna and Flora, and similar Notes on The Cameroon and the Island of Fernando PO. The whole founded on the Diaries and Researches of the late Rev. George Grenfell, on the records of the British Baptist Missionary Society, and on additional information contributed the the Author, by the Rev. Lawson Forfeitt, Mr. Emil Torday, and others. In Two Volumes.

By: JOHNSTON, SIR HARRY:

Price: £195.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co., 1908 (1st.):

Seller ID: 77811


Hardbacks, 2 vols.; Tall 8vo. 9.5 x 6.5 ins. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spines. In very good conditions. Corners bumped, edges and ends of spines rubbed, some minor rubbing to boards; label marks to fronts. Front endpapers have later paper pasted to front halves. Crease to top edge of main title page and preface pages. vol.2. Glue repair to first page. Crease to corner p.755. Some mnor handling marks to pages else inside very clean and tight throughout. 990pp. With 496 illustrations from photographs and drawings by the author, including photogravure frontis portraits of Alfred Henry B... View more info

Image for Where The River Runs Dry Photographs by A.S.M.

Where The River Runs Dry Photographs by A.S.M.

By: MASON, Michael H.:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1934 1st edition:

Seller ID: 79594


Hardback, tall, 9.5 x 6 inches. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and small scorpion design to front. In very good condition. Some slight fading to spine and rear edge and some minor rubbing marks to cloth, corners a little rubbed. Some mild foxing spots to outer page edges else Inside pages all very clean and tight. 220pp. Illustrated with 18 B&W sepia toned photograph plates, and 32 b&w sketch illustrations including map. View more info

Image for Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa With Engravings by G. Baxter. Ninth Thousand.

Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa With Engravings by G. Baxter. Ninth Thousand.

By: MOFFAT, Robert:

Price: £32.00

Publisher: London, John Snow, 1842:

Seller ID: 80897


Hardback, approx 9 x 5.5 inches. Light brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, blind decorative embossed paneled boards.Light yellow endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor handling marks to cloth, small nick to top of spine with small split to top front corner. Neat inscription to endpaper “T.G.H.S. Campbell.” Tear to front tissue guard, title page darkened and foxed. Some heavy foxing to plates, else inside pages all very clean, bright and tight throughout. 624pp. Illustrated with B&W plates and woodcuts within text. With a decorative coloured frontispiece and vignett... 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 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