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NEVES D[ioleleciano] Fernandes das. First English Edition, 8vo, pp vii, 280, recent brown half calf, good and clean. A Portuguese hunter and explorer, Das Neves set out from Loureno Marques on an expedition into the Transvaal in 1869 to collect ivory and stimulate trade in Portuguese territory. He hunted hippopotamus on the river Sive, also collecting buffalo and gazelle there. Near Zoutpansberg in the northern Transvaal, he hunted lion, buffalo and elephant. Czech p122; Mendelssohn II, p416
HARRIS William Cornwallis. Second Edition (revised), 3 vols, 8vo, pp lxvii, 419; xii, 425; xii, 432; advertisements, folding map (2 tears repaired), tinted frontispieces, original brown cloth, slight cracking to inner hinge Vol II otherwise very good. The Humphery Winterton copy. "Harris and several other British officers and diplomats were sent to open trade relations with the then virtually unknown Kingdom of Shoa. While this is truly an epic of travel and exploration, there are two sporting incidents of note with a huge buffalo bagged near the Casam River and elephant taken in Galla country." Czech p72
THE RELATION OF A VOYAGE MADE INTO MAURITANIA IN AFRICA by Monsieur Roland Frejus, by the French King’s Order, in the year 1666, to Muley Arxid, King of Tafiletta, for the Establishment of a Commerce in all the Kingdom of Fez, and all his other Conquests. With a Letter, in Answer to Divers Curious Questions concerning the religion, manner, and customs of his countries, also their trading to Timbuktu for gold, and divers other remarkable particulars by Monsieur A Charant, who lived 25 years in the Kingdom of Sus and Morocco. [with:] LETTER in Answer to Divers Curious Questions concerning the Religion, Manners and Customs of the Countrys of Muley Arxid King of Tafiletta, pp 71.FREJUS Roland. First English Edition, small 8vo, pp viii, 119, advertisements, later brown full calf, spine re-backed using the original red morocco label.
DAVIDSON John. FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp 218, frontispiece (Wadnoon), frontispiece and title slightly foxed, original black cloth, re-backed retaining original spine, corners rubbed, a good copy of a rare account. "Travelled as a physician in the sultanate of Morocco, 1835; murdered in the great desert at Swekeza, on his way to Timbuctu, 1836; an expert in Egyptology and the topography of the Near East; his notes of travel printed posthumously (1839)." The Concise Dictionary of National Biography. The Concise Dictionary of National Biography, I, p745
PORTUGUESE NYASSALAND; an Account of the Discovery, Native Population, Agricultural and Mineral Resources and Present Administration of the Territory of the Nyassa Company with a Review of the Portuguese Rule on the East Coast of Africa.WORSFOLD W Basil. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 295, illustrations, contemporary red cloth, fine. Scarce.
NYASSA a Journal of Adventures whilst Exploring Lake Nyassa, Central Africa, and Establishing the Settlement of Livingstonia.YOUNG E D. FIRST EDITION, pp xii, 239, publisher's catalogue, folding map, original blue-green cloth, gilt, light wear to head and tail of spine. Signed presentation copy 'R Furley Esq with kind regards of the author E D Young'. Young first went to Africa in search of Livingston in 1866, in the process of which he achieved the feat of disassembling his small steamer and carrying it past the Murchison cataracts and on to Lake Nyassa. This work details his return to the region and its thorough exploration. Robert Furley wrote the 'History of the Weald of Kent' and other Kentish writings.
NARRATIVE OF A TEN YEARS’ RESIDENCE AT TRIPOLI IN AFRICA; from the Original Correspondence.also, an Account of the Domestic Manners of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks.TULLY Richard. FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp xiii, (iii), 370, (2) publisher's list, folding engraved map, 5 coloured aquatints (including frontispiece), contemporary brown full calf, later re-back, book-plates, clean and crisp, handsome. A second edition was published one year later and a third in two octavo volumes in 1819. Abbey TRAVEL 301; Playfair TRIPOLI, 143; Tooley 494
DHOW CHASING IN ZANZIBAR WATERS; and on the Eastern Coast of Africa. Narrative of Five Years’ Experiences in the Suppression of the Slave Trade.SULIVAN G L. Second Edition, 8vo, pp xi, 453, frontispiece,folding map (some marginal foxing), illustrations, contemporary brown half calf, a little rubbing to head of spine.
PETERS Carl. First English Edition, 8vo, pp x, 447, (1) imprint, half-title, portrait frontispiece of author, 2 folding maps (1 coloured in outline), 97 illustrations in the text (some full-page), original brown decorative cloth, vignette (coins), t.e.g, near fine. A journey up the Zambesi to Tete and into the Congo and Zimbabwe to prove that the country was the fabled Ophir of Solomon.
TRAVELS, RESEARCHES, AND MISSIONARY LABOURS; during an Eighteen Years’ Residence in East Africa. Also a loose slip promoting Dr Vogel’s book: Scientific Exploration in Central Africa.KRAPF J Lewis. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp liii, 566, portrait frontispiece, plates (2 folding), 12 tinted lithographs, folding maps, original brown decorative cloth, gilt vignette, neatly re-cased, later brown half calf, very clean and crisp. "Krapf was the first to sight Mount Kenya, in 1849, his companion Rebmann having sighted Kilimanjaro the previous year. They were the earliest European explorers of the Kilimanjaro and Kamaba regions." Neate Neate MOUNTAINEERING LITERATURE K47
MY SECOND JOURNEY THROUGH EQUATORIAL AFRICA from the Congo to the Zambesi in the Years 1886 and 1887.WISSMANN Hermann, von FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xiv, 326, portrait frontispiece, map, 92 illustrations, original cloth, vignette (canoeists), light rubbing to spine and upper cover, very good.