EXPLORATION & NATURAL HISTORY
1. [ACROSS AFRICA BY BICYCLE.]
ROACH, Rev. Charles A. An album of 88 original
photographs, plus a 67 loose images, recording Roach's
travels by bicycle through South Africa, Belgian Congo,
Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Sudan. 1943.
Rev. Roach travelled alone by bicycle
from Durban to Cairo in 1943. It was apparently quicker
for him to cycle back from South Africa to his parish
in Iraq, than to wait for a ship. Armed only with an
air-raid siren to scare off elephants, he covered some
2000 miles through Central Africa. This unique series
of photographs includes travel snapshots of an unusually
high quality, particularly of the people Roach met along
the way. Includes images of Rwandan women posing with
his bicycle, Sudanese men armed with spears and, the
‘first confirmation of Pygmies in the forest of Mboga'.
2. [AFRICA.] A substantial
run of ‘Africana Notes and News' and ‘Quarterly Bulletin
of the South African Library'. Cape Town, South
African Library; Johannesburg, Africana Society, 1950s
145 monthly issues, 8vo (23 x 15.5
cm); original printed wrappers. £100
3. [AINU.] HOWARD, Benjamin Douglas.
Life with Trans-Siberian savages.
London, Longman, Green, and Co., 1893.
8vo (19 x 12.5 cm), pp. x, 209, 24
(publisher's list); original green cloth, gilt lettering;
corners bumped, minor rubbing to extremities. £775
First edition. A scarce publication
devoted almost entirely to the Ainu of Sakhalin.
Cordier, Japonica 621.
4. [AINU.] BATCHELOR, John. Sea-girt
Yezo. Glimpses at Missionary work in North Japan. London,
Church Missionary Society, 1902.
8vo (18.5 x 15 cm), pp. vi, 120,
with a frontispiece and numerous illustrations in the
text; original red cloth, Ainu fisherman blocked in
gilt on the upper cover; extremities a little rubbed
and sunned. £450
First edition. One of the scarcest
of Batchelor's works, aimed primarily at younger readers,
recounting missionary work in Hokkaido, largely among
Ainu communities. Not in Cordier Japonica.
5. [AINU.] BATCHELOR, John.
The Ainu and their folklore. London, Religious
Tract Society, 1901.
(21.5 x 13.5 cm), pp. xxvi, 604; with numerous half-tone
illustrations (many full-page); ownership inscription
to the front free endpaper; original maroon cloth (possibly
a remainder binding), gilt lettering; a very good copy.
First edition. Cordier Sinica,
619. Wenkstern II, p. 431. £700
6. [AINU.] MAC RITCHIE, David.
The Aïnos. Leiden, Verlag Von P.W.M. Trap; Paris,
Ernest Leroux; New York, E. Steiger & Co.; Leipzig,
C. F. Winter'sche; London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner
& Co., 1892.
4to (33 x 25 cm), pp. [xii] half-title
not present, 69,  blank,  errata,  blank, with
19 chromolithograph plates (two large folding) and 12
illustrations in the text; a very good copy in recent
blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. £2250
First edition. A very scarce description
of the Ainu people, with an impressive folding panorama
at the rear. Mac Ritchie's work, drawn for the most
part from Japanese literary sources and artwork, as
well as from Western accounts, was published as a supplement
to volume four of the Internationales Archiv fur
Ethnographie (or Archives Internationales d'Ethnographie).
The author was a member of the Anthropological Institute
of Great Britain and Ireland, based in Edinburgh. Cordier,
7. [AINU.] MONTANDAN, George.
Photograph of an Ainu elder. Silver print, 11.5
x 8 cm. Late 1920s. SOLD
8. [AINU.] A set of ten postcards
of Ainu people. Japan, circa 1920s. Each
14 x 9 cm, printed title below each image; unused, in
near mint condition. SOLD
9. [APARTHEID / CIVIL RIGHTS]
A collection of 17 pamphlets relating to Apartheid.
Various publishers and dates: SOLD
10. [ARMENIA.] AUCHER, P. Paschal
[& Lord Byron]. A grammar.
Armenian and English. Venice, Printed in the Armenian
Monastery of St. Lazarus, 1873.
Small 8vo (17 x 11 cm), pp. 144;
lower right corner of title-page missing (but not affecting
the text); a good copy in the original, yellow printed
wrappers; minor tear to upper edge of upper cover.
edition: first published in 1819 with contributions
from Lord Byron including an apocryphal Epistle of the
Corinthians to St. Paul, and his Epistle in reply, both
translated by Byron; this edition omits the Byron material
but his name remains on the title-page.
11. ARMSTRONG, Baron William
George. A visit to Egypt in 1872. Described in
four lectures to the Literary and Philosophical Society
of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, J.
M. Carr, 1874.
8vo (20 x 13 cm), pp. [viii], 176,
with a map, a plan and five plates; small ink library
stamp to a few leaves, repaired tear to upper margin
of list of illustrations; hinges strengthened; near
contemporary quarter morocco , green cloth sides, spine
lettered in gilt; small oval library emblem blocked
in gilt on the upper cover. £150
First edition. A rare imprint.
Inscribed in the upper margin of the title-page, ‘Presented
to the North Eastern Literary Institute, Gateshead by
the Committee of the Literary and Philosophical Society
12. ARNOT, Frederick Stanley. Garenganze:
West and East. A review of twenty-one years' pioneer
work in the heart of Africa. Glasgow, Pickering &
Inglis; London, A. Holness, .
Small 8vo (16 x 11 cm), pp. 139,
 index, with half-tone illustrations; a bright copy
in the original red cloth, gilt lettering and map of
Africa on the front cover. £100
First edition. Arnot was stationed
for many years at Garenganze in the heart Central Africa.
This work is not to be confused with Arnot's earlier
and more commonly-found book, Garenganze: or seven
years' pioneer mission work in Central Africa, published
13. [ASHANTI / GOLD COAST.] A
group of ten original photographs of scenes in and around
photographers, circa 1900-1912.
A fascinating group of photographs,
the majority identified and captioned in pencil on the
reverse, including some striking group portraits. Minor
creases and spots of browning. SOLD
14. ATNOMETEF, N. B. & Josifa
TIGANOV. Bukvar' Tatarskago, Arabskago Pis'ma S
Priloženiem slov so znakami, pokazyvaajušcimi ich vygovor
socinnennyj. V Tobol'skom glavnom naroonom uccilišce
Buchartsom Nijat baka atnometev Pod Rukovodstuom Tatarskago
jazyka ucitelja, sobornago sujašcennika Josifa Tiganova.
[Spelling book of the Tartar and
Arabic script, with an appendix of words and signs,
showing their pronunciation, compiled in the main public
school of Tobolsk by the Bukharian Niyat Atnometev,
under the guidance of the teacher of Tartar language,
the cathedral Priest, Josif Tganov.] St. Petersberg,
Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1802.
4to (24.5 x 20 cm), pp. 66; contemporary mottled paper
boards, calf spine, rebacked retaining part of the original
15. [BAGAMOYO.] Manuel de
conversation en Kiswahili par les pères de la congregation
du Saint-Esprit et du Saint Coeur de Marie. Notre
Dame de Bagamoyo, Imprimerie de la Mission, 1881.
8vo (17.5 x 11.5 cm), pp. [ii], 239,
 index; pp. 137-144 misbound but text complete, some
browning throughout; contemporary pebbled cloth spine,
mottled paper boards; extremities of boards rubbed and
First edition. An extremely rare
Swahili – French vocabulary and phrase book, printed
by the Fathers at the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Not
16. BAKER, Samuel White. The
Albert N'yanza, great basin of the Nile, and explorations
of the Nile sources. London, Macmillan & Co.,
2 vols., 8vo (22 x 14 cm), pp. xxx,
395; xii, 384, with two maps (one folding) and 14 plates,
illustrations in the text; original green cloth, gilt
vignette to upper covers, gilt lettering to spine; corners
bumped, otherwise a near fine copy. SOLD
First edition. Baker's classic account
of the discovery of the Albert Nyanza, and proof that
the Nile flowed through the lake. Ibrahim-Hilmy I,
p. 49; PMM 357.
17. BAKER, Samuel White. Wild
beasts and their ways. Reminiscences of Europe, Asia,
Africa, and America. London, Macmillan & Co., 1890.
2 vols., 8vo (21 x 13.5 cm), pp.
[xiv], 419; [viii], 379, with a frontispiece in each
volume, 25 plates and two vignettes; some scattered
foxing; near contemporary half calf, spine richly gilt,
red morocco labels, marbled boards, minor rubbing to
extremities, generally an elegant copy. £350
First edition. A collection of Baker's
hunting experiences on four continents. Czech p. 12.
18. BARTH, Henry. Travels and
discoveries in North and Central Africa Longman,
Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, London 1857-8.
5 vols., 8vo (22 x 14.5 cm), with
15 maps (several folding), 60 tinted lithographic plates,
wood-engravings in the text; small stamp of The King's
Inns Library, Dublin to the verso of each title-page,
the title-page to vol. III a little soiled, edges untrimmed,
a little fraying to three of the larger maps; handsomely
bound in quarter green morocco by Aquarius, raised bands,
First editions. Barth's travels
in the Western and Central Sudans have remained one
of the greatest achievements in the history of African
exploration. He travelled across the Sahara from Tripoli
to Sokoto, Timbuktu, Kano, Lake Chad and the surrounding
region. He succeeded in persuading Bornu, Sokoto and
Gwandu to enter into commercial treaties, thereby opening
up the region not only to trade, but also to European
scholarship. He was the first European to enter Yola
and describe the Fulani kingdom of Adamawa. He disproved
the earlier theory that the River Benue flowed into
Lake Chad (his observations and theories on the Benue
were later confirmed by Baikie) and greatly furthered
the work of Denham, Clapperton and Oudney. Abbey Travel
19. BEDFORD, C. T. Livingstone
of Africa. London, Seeley Service, 1930.
8vo (19.5 x 13 cm), pp. 59,  map,
 publisher's list, with four illustrations in the
text; original printed boards, red lettering; a very
good copy indeed. £30
First U.K. edition (first published
in New York in 1925). From Seeley's Missionary Lives
series; a biography of Livingstone, for the juvenile
20. BENNETT, Ella M. Hart. An
English girl in Japan. London, Wells Gardner, 1904.
Small 8vo (18 x 13 cm), pp. xvi,
176, with numerous illustrations in the text, some full-page;
original pictorial cloth , black lettering. £250
First edition. Reminiscences and
anecdotes of a tour of Japan. Includes an account of
the funeral of Prince Arizugawa, uncle of the Emperor.
Not in Cordier, Japonica.
21. BEKE, Charles Tilstone. The
sources of the Nile: Being a general survey of the
basin of that river and its head-streams, with the history
of Nilotic discovery. London, James Madden, 1860.
8vo (21 x 14 cm), pp. [xx], 155,
, with a folding map; small repaired tear to map;
original mauve cloth, spine repaired and sunned. £750
First edition. Beke based this work
largely on his 1846 paper, The Nile and its Tributaries.
Ibrahim Hilmy II, p. 59.
22. BERE, R. M. Exploration
of the Ruwenzori. [Offprint from] The Uganda Journal,
8vo (23.5 x 15.5 cm), pp. 121 – 136
with a folding map, two plates, two maps in the text;
original printed maps; staples rusted. £20
history of exploration in the Mountains of the Moon,
from the earliest literary references to the Rev. Rebmann
in 1848, right up until the 1950s.
23. BERGMAN, Sten. Sport and
exploration in the Far East. A naturalist's experiences
in and around the Kurile Islands. London, Methuen
& Co. Ltd., 1933.
8vo (20 x 13.5 cm), pp. [xii], 246,
with map endpapers and 25 half-tone plates; a good,
bright copy in the original orange cloth, spine lettered
in black. £150
First edition in English (translated
from the original Swedish by Frederic Whyte). The account
of Bergman's visit to the Kurile Islands to obtain specimens
for the Natural History section of the Stockholm National
Museum. Contains chapters on the Shikotan natives and
the Hokkaido Ainu (including three plates of Ainu).
24. [BIG GAME HUNTING.] An
original photograph of three Boer hunters standing next
to an enormous dead giraffe. Circa 1880.
Albumen print, 23 x 30 cm, laid on
card, with a photograph of a Pietermaritzburg street
scene on the reverse; minor foxing and browning, card
somewhat cockled. SOLD
25. BLANC, Henry. The story
of the captives. A narrative of Mr. Rassam's mission
to Abyssinia. To which is subjoined a translation of
M. Le Jean's articles on Abyssinia and its monarch,
from the “Revue des Deux Mondes”. London, Longmans,
Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1868.
Small 8vo (16.5 x 11 cm), pp. [viii],
156; foxing to preliminaries and endpapers; contemporary
half calf; cloth sides; library crest to upper cover,
small chip to head of spine. £400
First edition. Not to be confused
with Blanc's other work on the same subject, Narrative
of Captivity in Abyssinia; being an account of the Country
and people of Abyssinia, London, 1868. Blanc, a
British surgeon, accompanied Rassam on his mission to
Emperor Theodore and was held captive with a number
of other Europeans until the fall of Magdala in 1868.
26. [BOARD GAME.] An original
board game, ‘Jeu d'assaut'. Paris, J. J., [undated
but circa 1890s].
card board, 24 x 24 cm, game (printed in colours) pasted
on to the board, printed rules pasted to the reverse;
the centre represents the plan of a fortress, the borders
depict European soldiers in combat with African , the
object of the game being to penetrate and defend the
27. BOXER, Charles R. Four
centuries of Portuguese expansion, 1415-1825: a succinct
survey. Johannesburg, Witwatersrand University Press,
8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. 102, with a
frontispiece and folding map at the rear; original yellow
printed wrappers; a very good copy. Third edition (first
printed in 1961). £20
28. BOYES, John. How I became
King .... of the Wa-Kikuyu. Nairobi, W. Boyd &
Co., Ltd, [n.d., circa 1910].
8vo pamphlet (22 x 14 cm), pp. 35,
original printed wrappers, with a half-tone image of
Boyd with a group of Kikuyu warriors on the upper cover.
First edition. The extraordinary
adventures of a trader and soldier of fortune.
29. BOYES, John. My Abyssinian
journey. A journey through Abyssinia from the Red Sea
to Nairobi in 1906 in the days of Emperor Menelik.
Nairobi, W. Boyd & Company Limited, [n.d., circa
8vo (22 x 14 cm), pp. 60; original
yellow printed wrappers, black lettering; a very good
First edition. Boyes became the
first white trader to take the overland route from Addis
Ababa to Nairobi. A fascinating and rather eccentric
30. [BRADLEY, J.] A Pottery
man's diary of the siege of Kimberley. Kimberley,
J. C. Looney, 1900.
8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. 62, with advertisements
printed on the endpapers; original purple cloth covers,
black lettering to upper cover, original metal staples
to spine; covers somewhat sunned and stained, with a
feint ink stamp to p. 7, ‘J. Bradley & Co., Importers
of china and earthenware, Kimberley'; some internal
damp-staining, generally confined to the margins and
First edition (Mendelssohn only records
a Cape Town edition, printed by Townshend, Taylor &
Snashall in the same year). Sold for the benefit of
the Widows and Orphans Fund. The ink stamp on page
seven confirms the identify of the author as Bradley.
‘This little book is sarcastically dedicated to the
then Premier of the Cape Colony, Mr. Schreiner, who
is vigorously censured for his action with regard to
the South African Question. There is a description
of the severe bombardment endured by the town just before
the siege was raised, and many thrilling incidents are
narrated, while great praise is accorded to Mr. Rhodes
for his services to Kimberley' (Mendelssohn, 1910 I,
p. 181). Three copies only in OCLC (Kimberley
Africana Library, Northwestern University and Dillwyn,
Virginia). Hackett p. 166.
31. BREWIN, Robert. The martyrs
of Golbanti; or, missionary heroism illustrated in the
lives of Rev. John and Mrs. Houghton, of East Africa.
London, Andrew Crombie, [n.d., circa 1888].
8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. 126, with illustrations
in the text; original blue cloth, black lettering; minor
wear to extremities. £80
Third thousand. The record of two
missionaries who lost their lives in East Africa. OCLC
lists four copies only of an 1888 edition.
32. BRUCE, A. L. The Cape
to Cairo; or, Britain's sphere of influence in Africa.
Edinburgh, Andrew Eliot, Reprinted from ‘The African
Review', 23rd December 1891.
8vo pamphlet (23 x 15 cm), pp. 48,
with a folding colour map; original printed wrappers;
covers a little soiled. £50
33. BULLOCK, William. Six
months' residence and travels in Mexico; containing
remarks on the present state of New Spain, its natural
productions, state of society, manufactures, trade,
agriculture, and antiquities, &c. London, John
8vo (21.5 23.5 cm), pp. xii, 522,
 advertisements, with two large city plans at the
rear, folding table, folding frontispiece, 15 aquatint
plates (4 hand-coloured); recent half calf, red morocco
label to spine. £600
First edition. The author claims
in his introduction to be the first English traveller
to Mexico since Father Gage in 1640. Sabin 9140.
34. [BURTON BIOGRAPHY.] WILSON,
Sir Arnold. Richard Burton. The fifth Burton
Memorial Lecture. Delivered before the Royal Asiatic
Society, May 27, 1937. London, Humphrey Milford,
Oxford University Press, 1927.
8vo (25 x 15 cm), pp. , 37, ;
original blue printed wrappers. £50
35. CAMPBELL, John. Travels
in South Africa. Undertaken at the request of the Missionary
Society. London, Printed for the Author, by T. Rutt,
Shacklewell. Published by Black and Parry etc., 1815.
8vo (21.5 x 13 cm), pp. [ii]–[xvi],
582, with a folding map and nine plates (one folding);
minor browning in places; contemporary marbled boards,
neatly rebacked in brown calf, gilt, morocco label to
spine, black morocco label to centre of upper board,
‘Agent for the Government of the Cape of Good Hope';
a very good copy. £750
First issue of the first edition
(the pagination differs in later issues). The frontispiece
is a well-known image of the author holding a parasol
and pointing at the Great Orange River. Campbell arrived
in Cape Town in August 1812 and conducted a tour of
the missions (including Groenekloof, Gnadendal, Bethelsdorp,
Theopolis, Lattakoo, Griquatown and Pella).which lasted
nine months. At p. 526, Campbell makes reference to
survivors of the wreck of the Grosvenor Indiaman,
including two women who had reportedly been forced to
marry Kaffir men and had subsequently had children.
The account of Campbell's second journey was published
in two octavo volumes in 1822. Africana Repository
pp. 98-103; Mendelssohn (1979) I, p. 374.
36. [CAPE TOWN.] The evolution
of antiseptic surgery. An historical sketch of the
use of Antiseptics from the earliest times. Lecture
Memoranda, South African Medical Congress, Cape Town,
1910. London, Burroughs Wellcome & Co., .
8vo (17 x 10 cm), pp. 270,  advertisement,
plus several memoranda leaves, illustrations in the
text; original soft covers, roan, gilt lettering, the
lower cover with an image of the Wellcome Chemical Works,
London, also blocked in blind on the lower cover. £75
37. [CHINA.] Mann's map of
the country around Shanghai – Nanking – Wuhu – Hangchow,
with the inclusion of all railways. Map of the shooting
districts lying between Hangchow –Nanking – Wuhu and
Shanghai, compiled from the best authorities with numerous
additions 1884-5-6, 1898, 1901-2-3-4 by the late Fred
Mann, brought completely up to date with the inclusion
of all railways, open and projected, and the names of
principal towns, romanised according to the revised
regulations of the Imperial Chinese Post Office, names
in Chinese characters in the Mandarin Dialect by Helen
E. Mann, 1909. [No place, no printer, undated but
Folding map (75 x 120 cm), printed
on one large sheet and folded in to 32 sections; a little
wear to paper in some folds; contained in the original
blue cloth covers, upper cover lettered in gilt; minor
splits to foot of joints. £275
38. CLAIRMONTE, Egerton. The
Africander. A plain tale of colonial life. London,
T. Fisher Unwin, 1896.
8vo (19.5 x 13 cm), pp. [viii], 272,
with 18 full-page half-tone illustrations; a bright
copy in the original brick-red pictorial cloth, lettered
in black and gilt. £150
First edition. Includes the account
of Clairmonte's experiences of the Zulu War (see p.
69-117), with half-tone portraits of Cetewayo, a Kaffir
chief, Zulu women and Zulu policemen.
39. CLARIDGE, G. Cyril. Wild
bush tribes of tropical Africa. An account of adventure
and travel amongst pagan people in tropical Africa,
with a description of their manners of life, customs,
heathenish rites and ceremonies, secret societies, sport
and warfare collected during a sojourn of twelve years.
London, Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, 1922.
8vo (21.5 x 14 cm), pp. 314, 
publisher's list, with 16 half-tone plates, one illustration
in the text and one folding map; a good copy in the
original red cloth, black lettering; spine slightly
sunned. First edition. Observations on the bush people
of West Central Africa. £150
40. COMBES, Edmond & Maurice
TAMISIER. Voyage en Abyssinie, dans le pays des
Galla, de Choa et d'Ifat. Précédé d'une excursion dans
l'Arabie-Heureuse…. Paris, L. Passard, 1843.
4 vols. bound in two, 8vo (22 x 14
cm), with the half-titles, pp. 367; [iv], 362; [iv],
379, [iv], 383, with a large folding map in the rear
of vol. IV; minor spotting and browning in places; recent
dark green quarter calf, mottled paper boards, gilt,
all edges uncut. £550
Second edition (first published in
1838). Combes & Tamisier were French Saint Simonions,
originally motivated to travel to Abyssinia in a quest
for a female Messiah. They arrived in February 1835
visiting Axum, Adua, Galla, Tigré, Debra-Tabor, Tana,
Gondar and Massawa, among other places, until March
1837. Also includes a history of Abyssinia. For
the first edition see Fumagalli 167 (first edition);
Pankhurst 16; Règismanset 95.
41. [CONGO.] An original photograph
of students at the Congo Training Institute for African
students, Colwyn Bay, North Wales. J. W. Thomas, photographer, circa 1895.
Cabinet format, 10.5 x 16 cm, laid
on card, printed details on the reverse. The Congo
Training Institute was a remarkable college which trained
African students to return to the Congo as missionaries.
This particular image shows a young woman and twelve
young men, formally dressed in European clothes. £150
42. [CONGO.] Map of the Congo
Territory. Letts, Son & Co., circa 1885.
Folding map (71.5 x 86 cm), in 32
sections, laid on linen; partially printed in colours;
a very bright copy in the original blue pictorial cloth
boards, black lettering to the upper cover. £250
Published at a time of intense European
interest in the Congo, largely following Stanley's explorations
to the region. With a colour key denoting French, Portuguese,
Spanish, German and Congo State territories.
43. [CONGO.] BROCK, William.
A young Congo missionary. Memorials of Sidney Roberts
Webb, M.D. London, H. R. Robinson, 1897.
8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. 120,  publisher's
list, with a frontispiece, map and three plates; original
maroon cloth, gilt lettering; a very good copy. £100
First edition. The biography of
Webb [1867 – 1895], for many years stationed as a missionary
with his wife, at Wathen.
44. COOK, Albert Ruskin. A
doctor and his dog in Uganda. From the journals of
A. R. Cook, medical missionary of the Church Missionary
Society. London, The Religious Tract Society, .
8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. 162,  publisher's
list, with 7 half-tone plates; original brown pictorial
cloth, gilt lettering; a very good copy. £125
Second impression. Edited by the
Rev. Cook's wife. The preface hails this publication
to be the first book recounting the experiences of a
medical missionary in Uganda.
45. COOLEY, William Desborough.
Inner Africa laid open, in an attempt to trace the
chief lines of communication across that continent south
of the equator: with the routes to the Muropue and the
Cazember, Moenemoezi and Lake Nyassa; the journeys of
the Rev. Dr. Krapf and the Rev. J. Rebmann on the Eastern
Coast, and the discoveries of Messrs. Oswell and Livingstone
in the heart of the continent. London, Longman,
Brown, Green and Longmans, 1852.
8vo (22 x 14 cm, pp. viii, 149, 
blank, 32 publisher's list, one folding map; original
brown cloth, gilt lettering; corners a little bumped
but otherwise a bright copy. £750
First edition. A scientific examination
of the travels and geographical theories of important
European explorers to inner Africa, with particular
reference to the Lake Regions. Hosken p.50; Mendelssohn
(1979) I, p. 625.
46. CRAIG, Hugh. Great African
travellers from Mungo Park (1795) to the rescuing of
Emin Pacha by Henry M. Stanley (1889). New York
& London, George Routledge and Sons, [n.d., circa
4to (23.5 x 18 cm), pp. [iv], viii,
146, with a frontispiece and numerous illustrations
in the text (some full-page); text slightly browned
throughout (printed on inferior quality paper); original
colour printed boards, with image of Stanley on the
upper cover, orange cloth spine, a superb copy. £220
47. COUDENHOVE, Hans. My African
neighbours. Man, bird, and beast in Nyasaland. Boston,
Little, Brown, and Company, 1925.
8vo (21 x 15 cm), pp. [xvi], 245,
with 12 half-tone plates; pp. 234-5 browned where a
newspaper article has previously been loosely inserted;
original red cloth, gilt lettering, dust-jacket; a near
fine copy. £100
First edition (a London edition appeared
in 1933). Coudenhove resided in Nyasaland for many
years (incidentally, he witnessed the British bombardment
of Zanzibar in 1896). His book combines anecdotes of
African people and big game (mongooses, monkeys, lions,
ants, kites, and snakes, to name but a few).
48. DARWIN, Charles. On the
origin of species by means of natural selection, or
the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for
life. London, John Murray, 1859.
8vo, pp. ix (half-title present),
502, with a folding table opposite p. 117; book plate
of earlier owner on the front pastedown; later dark
green half calf (circa 1900), spine gilt, maroon leather
label to spine, marble-effect cloth sides, all edges
marbled; minor chip to foot of spine, top edge marbling
a little worn, but generally a very good, attractive
copy; housed in a recent cloth, folding box, gilt-lettered
label to spine. Please enquire for more details.
First edition: one of only 1250 copies, published
on November 24th 1859, all of which sold
on the first day. With an original carte-de-visite
photograph of Darwin loosely inserted. Freeman
373; Norman 593; PMM 344. This copy is fresh on the
market, being previously held in a private collection
for at least forty years.
49. DAWSON, Edwin Collas. Henry
A. Stern. Missionary traveller and Abyssinian captive.
London, Sunday School Union, [n.d., circa 1900].
8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. [viii], 120,
, 16 (publisher's list), with 13 full-page illustrations;
text a little browned throughout; original pictorial
cloth, black and gilt lettering; a very good copy.
First edition. Published as part
of the ‘Splendid Lives Series'. A biography of the
converted Jewish missionary, who travelled tirelessly
through the Middle East and Africa, working amongst
remote Jewish communities (perhaps most memorably, among
the Falashas). Includes an account of Stern's captivity
at the hands of King Theodore at Magdala.
50. DEPELCHIN, Henri. & Charles.
CROONBERGHS. Trois ans dans l'Afrique Australe.
Le pays des Matabeles. Debuts de la Mission du Zambèse.
Lettres de Pères Depelchin et Ch. Croonenberghs, S.J.,
1879, 1880 1881. Brussels, Polleunis, Ceuterick
et Lefébure, 1882.
8vo (20.5 x 13 cm), pp. xvi, 432,
with a folding map and portrait frontispiece; frontispiece
and title-page a little foxed; a good copy in contemporary
quarter morocco, brown, pebbled cloth boards. £250
First edition. In 1879 the Catholic
College of St. Aidan sent a group of fathers and brethren
to South Africa to establish a mission to the North
of the Limpopo, in Matabele and Marotse country. The
present volume contains the letters sent back home by
the missionaries describing their voyage to Cape Town,
the journey inland and the adventures that befell them
in the early days of the mission. Includes an account
of their reception with Lobengula. A second volume
of letters was issued separately in the following year,
detailing the fathers' experiences among the Batonga
and Barotse tribes. Mendelssohn (1910) I, p. 450.
51. DIER, Matthias. Unter
den Schwarzen: allerei aus Togo über Land und Leute,
Sitten und Gebräuche. Steyl, Missionsdruckerei,
Small 8vo (19 x 13 cm), pp. [ii],
192, with a map and illustrations in the text (some
full-page); original blue pictorial cloth; a good copy.
First edition. Tales of mission
work in Togoland. Kainbacher p. 40.
52. DONNER, Etta. Hinterland
Liberia. London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son
8vo (21.5 x 14 cm), pp. [xvi], 302,
with 32 half-tone plates, map endpapers; a very good
copy in the original black cloth, dust-jacket. £150
First edition. ‘I went to the Negro
Republic of Liberia at the beginning of 1934. I had
chosen that country as my field of study because I knew
that at that time the roads from the capital extended
barely eighty miles into the interior, and I accordingly
expected that the native tribes would still be living
very much as they had done for centuries. . . . Often
I travelled for months through the remote and forgotten
corners of the primæval forest without seeing another
white person; I was alone with my porters and my two
servants. Slowly I made my way from village to village,
won the confidence of their inhabitants, and gathered
information bit by bit about the mental background of
the peoples of the Liberian Hinterland' (introduction).
53. DUGMORE, Henry H. The
reminiscences of an Albany settler. A lecture delivered
in Graham's Town at the British Settlers' Jubilee, May,
1870. Graham's Town, Richards, Glanville & Co.,
8vo (21 x 14 cm), pp. [viii], 51,
5 (appendix); fore-edge of a few leaves a little brittle;
original purple cloth, gilt lettering to centre of upper
cover; covers worn and stained, neatly rebacked in maroon
morocco, corners repaired, endpapers discreetly replaced.
First edition: reprints were issued
in South Africa in 1958 and 1990. A scarce account of
the 1820 settlers by an emigrant. ‘Mr. Dugmore sailed,
as a child of nine years of age, with a party on the
Sir George Osbourne, and at the
time of the jubilee of the British settlers he was one
of the “few surviving hoary-headed fathers of the Albany
Settlement.” There is a vivid description of the landing
of the colonists, and the reminiscences should be of
exceptional interest to students of the early life of
the Eastern Cape Province of the Cape. The hardships
and adventures of the sturdy emigrants are related in
a simple and unaffected manner, while the memory of
the old pioneers is well preserved in the sketch of
the their early career in the colony' (Mendelssohn,
1910, I, pp. 491-2).
54. DUNCAN, John. Travels
in Western Africa, in 1845 & 1846, comprising a
journey from Whydah, through the kingdom of Dahomey,
to Adofoodia in the interior. London, Richard Bentley,
2 vols., 8vo (20 x 12 cm), pp. [xvi],
304; [xii], 314, , with a folding map, four plates
(including frontispieces), one illustration in the
text; frontispiece to volume II foxed, hinges cracking;
original, green blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering
to spine; small repair to head of volume II; generally
a good copy. £550
First edition. The account of Duncan's
attempt to find an overland route from Ouidah north
to the Kong Mountains. He had previously served as
master-at arms to the Niger expedition of 1839. Abbey
Travel 285; Cardinall 526; Joucla 4348.
55. [ELZEVIR EDITION.] Persia, seu regni.
Persici status variaque itinera in atque per Persiam
cum aliquot iconibus incolarum. Leyden, Elzevir,
[SIONITA, Gabriel & Johannes
HESRONITA.] Arabia, seu Arabum vicinarum[que] gentium
Orientalium leges, ritus sacri et profani mores, instituta
et historial; accedunt praterea varia per Arabiam itinera,
in quibus multa notatu digna, enarantur. Amsterdam,
Ioannem Ianssonium, 1633.
2 volumes bound in one; small 8vo
(10.5 x 6 cm), pp. 374,  index,  blank; 297 (pp.
269-280 mis-numbered as usual), with a frontispiece
in each volume (included in the pagination) and 7 full-page
illustrations of costumes; contemporary vellum, covers
a little soiled. £400
56. FAÏTLOVITCH, Jacques. Quer
durch Abessinien. Meine zweite Reise zu den Falaschas.
Berlin, M. Poppelauer, 1910.
8vo (23 x 15.5 cm), pp. xvi, 188,
with a folding map, full-page illustrations in the text;
original pictorial boards, black lettering; some wear
and repaired splits to spine. £85
First edition. Faïtlovitch, a noted
French scholar, travelled widely in Abyssinia and here
provides an extensive and well illustrated account of
Falasha communities, as well as the towns of Gondar,
Debra Tabor, Addis Ababa, Dessi, Maqalé and the principal
areas of Eritrea. ‘Essential for the understanding
of the Jewish community in this period' (Pankhurst 116).
57. [FALASHAS.] A group of
six off-prints and pamphlets relating to the Falashas
of Ethiopia. SOLD.
58. FELKIN, Robert William. Six
rare medical pamphlets. Bound in one volume, 8vo (20.5
x 13.5 cm), contemporary brick-red, pebbled cloth, gilt
lettering to spine, ‘Felkin – Opuscula'.£1500
i) Notes on labour in central
Africa. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1884. Pp.
11,  blank, with two double-paged plates of childbirth
positions. One copy only in OCLC (Yale); COPAC lists
one copy (Birmingham).
ii) Notes on the For tribe
of Central Africa. Edinburgh, Neill and Company,
1885. Pp. [ii], 205-265,  blank, with a lithograph
plate of a For boy. Not in OCLC.
iii) A contribution to the
determination of sex. Derived from observations made
on an African tribe. [A paper read before the Edinburgh
Obstetrical Society, 21st July 1886 and reprinted
from the Edinburgh Medical Journal for August 1886].
Pp. 4; with small ink stamp to the first leaf, With
Dr. Felkin's Compliments'. Not in OCLC. COPAC lists
two copies (Birmingham and Durham).
iv) Introductory address to
a course of lectures on diseases of the tropics and
climatology. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1886. Pp.
[ii], 17,  blank; with small ink stamp to the title-page,
‘With Dr. Felkin's Compliments'. One copy only in
OCLC (Wellcome Institute).
v) Ueber Lage und Stellung
der Frau bei der Geburt. Inaugural-Dissertation welche
unter Zustimmung der hochwöhlloblichen medicinischen
Facultat su Marburg sur Erlangung der Doctorwürde in
der Medicin, Chirurgie und Geburtshülfe einreicht Robert
W. Felkin aus Edinburg. Marburg, C.L. Pfeil'sche
Univ.-Buchdruckerei, 1885. Pp. 32, with two double-paged
plates of childbirth positions; with small ink stamp
to title-page, ‘With Dr. Felkin's Compliments'. Not
in OCLC. COPAC lists one copy (Birmingham). KVK locates
two copies (Zentralbibliothek, Eichstädtt and Staatsbibliothek,
vi) Can Europeans become acclimatised
in tropical Africa? [Read at meeting of British
Association, Birmingham, 1886.] Not in OCLC.
None of the above six works is listed in the British
Library Catalogue. From the author of On the
geographical distribution of some tropical diseases,
Edinburgh, 1889, and co-author of Uganda & the
Egyptian Soudan, 2 vols., London, 1882.
59. [FIJI.] MBULU, Joeli.
Joel Bulu: the autobiography of a native minister
in the South Seas. Translated by a missionary. London,
T. Woolmer, 1884.
Small 8vo (15 x 9 cm), pp. 126, 
blank, 16 (publisher's list), with a frontispiece; very
minor scattered foxing; a very bright copy in the original
brown pictorial cloth, gilt lettering. £50
Second edition (first published in
1871). The life story of the great Fijian preacher,
as related by him and brought to publication by a European
missionary, identified only as ‘G.S.R'.
60. FLAD, Johann Martin. The
Falashas (Jews) of Abyssinia. With a preface by Dr.
Krapf. Translated from the German by S. P. Goodhart.
London, William Mackintosh, 1869.
Small 8vo (16.5 x 10 cm), pp. [xvi],
75; near contemporary red cloth, gilt lettering; a very
good copy. £350
First edition in English. From the
author of Zwolf Jahre in Abessinien (Leipzig,
1887) and 60 Jahre in der Mission unter den
Falaschas in Abessinien (Basle, 1922). Not in Fumagalli,
Pankhurst or Regismanset. Flad, a Swiss missionary
belonging to the London Jews' Society, accompanied Krapf
on his 1855 expedition to East Africa and lived for
several years among Falasha communities in Dschenda,
Brandeis and Staiger.
61. FLAD, Johann Martin. 60
Jahre in der Mission unter den Falaschas in Abessinien.
Selbstbiographie des Missionars Johann Martin Flad.
Basel, Brunnen, 1922.
8vo (19 x 13 cm), pp. 442, [I], publisher's
list, with a frontispiece, plate at p. 168, full-page
illustrations and map; margins a little browned throughout;
original publisher's printed boards, cloth spine. £100
First edition of Flad's autiobiography.
Pankhurst 37; Règismanset 145.
62. FLETCHER-VANE, Francis Patrick.
The war and one year after. Containing reports
made by an Imperial Officer to the Colonial Office respecting
farm-burning, the arming of natives, martial law, mal-administration,
and a reprint of the “Contemporary Review” article,
called “The fruits of War”. Cape Town, South African
Newspaper Company, 1903.
8vo (21.5 x 13.5 cm), pp. 44, original
printed wrappers; extremities of wrappers brittle, chipped
and creased. £250
First edition. Sold for the benefit
of the Boer Orphanage in Wellington. From the author
of The principles of military art for officers of
all ranks (1916) and Pax Britannica in South
Africa (1905). Not in OCLC. Hackett p.
146. Mendelssohn (1979) II, p. 256.
63. FORBES, James David. Travels
through the Alps of Savoy and other parts of the Pennine
Chain with observations on the phenomena of Glaciers.
Edinburgh, A & C Black, 1845.
Large 8vo (25 x 17 cm), pp. xvi,
460,  publisher's list, with 11 plates, 2 maps (one
large folding of the Mer de Glace of Chamouni &
adjoining mountains), two illustrations in the text;
a good copy in the original blind-stamped cloth, spine
lettered in gilt; spine a little sunned but gilt lettering
still bright. £550
Second edition (revised). First published
in 1843. See Abbey Travel 62; Neate 274.
64. FOX BOURNE, Henry Richard.
The other side of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition.
London, Chatto Windus, 1891.
8vo (21.5 x 13.5 cm), pp. x, 202,
 publisher's list; an excellent copy in the original
blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. £750
First edition. From the library
of Henry Morton Stanley. A scarce account (possibly
suppressed in England by Stanley) of the Emin Pasha
Relief Expedition, being highly critical of the expedition's
leader, H. M. Stanley.
65. FRENCH, Evangeline, Mildred
CABLE & Francesca FRENCH. A desert journal.
Letters from Central Asia. London, Constable &
Co. Ltd., 1934.
8vo (18.5 12.5 cm), pp. [x], 261,
with 16 half-tone plates and a large folding map; a
very good bright copy in the original blue cloth, white
lettering, dust-jacket; very minor soiling and small
chips to dust-jacket. £80
First edition. A compilation of
personal letters sent home during a period of years
spent on missionary journeys in Central Asia on behalf
of the China Inland Mission (China, Tibet, Kashmir,
Mongolia and Turkestan).
66. GASCOYNE, Joel. An actuall
survey of the Parish of St. Dunstan Stepney alias Stebunheath
being one of the ten parishes in the County of Middlesex
adjacent to the City of London. Describing exactly
the bounds of the nine hamlets in ye sd Parish. Taken
Anno Dom 1703 by Joel Gascoyne. Engraven by Jogn Harris.
Large folding map (130 x 118 cm)
in 12 sections, laid on linen, together with a separate
cartouche (58 x 60 cm), in four sections, also laid
on linen; linen recently replaced, some foxing in places;
housed in the original morocco boards (31.5 x 45 cm),
edges tooled in blind, marbled paper pastedowns, silk
ties; neatly rebacked. SOLD
67. GRANT, James Augustus. Khartoom
as I saw it in 1863. London, William Blackwood,
8vo (18.5 x 14 cm), pp. 38, with
a frontispiece (view of Khartoum) and five plates (two
double-paged); original printed wrappers. £500
Second edition (first published earlier
in the same year). Inscribed on the lower cover,
With the Author's Compliments, 24 Dec. 1887'. With an
envelope pasted on to the inner front wrapper (presumably
the envelope in which Grant sent the book to Dunbar),
addressed by Grant to Sir Archibald Dunbar, Bart and
signed by Grant, 24th December 1887. With
a few annotations in Grant's hand, one concerning the
Dutch traveller and explorer, Alexine Tinné.
68. GUBBINS, John Harington.
The making of modern Japan. An account of the progress
of Japan from pre-feudal days to constitutional government
and the position of a great power, with chapters on
religion, the complex family system, education, &c.
London, Seeley Service & Co. Limited, 1922.
8vo ( 21.5 x 14 cm), pp. 316, 
publisher's list, with eight half-tone plates; original
orange-yellow cloth, decorated and lettered in black;
some minor soiling to covers, but generally a good copy.
First edition. Gubbins was First
Secretary & Japanese Secretary to the British Embassy
in Tokyo. His other publications include The Civil
Code of Japan and A Dictionary of Chinese-Japanese
Words in the Japanese Language.
69. [GUYANA.] DENIS, Ferdinand.
La Guyane. Ou histoire, moeurs, usages et costumes
des habitans de cette partie de ‘l'Amerique. Paris,
2 vols., 8vo (13 x 8 cm), pp.
[iv], 182; [iv], 237, with 16 hand-coloured plates;
a very pretty copy in contemporary French quarter calf,
spines gilt, mottled paper boards, all edges marbled.
First edition. A beautiful little
work on the people and places of Guyana.
70. HAECKEL, Ernst. A visit
to Ceylon. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.,
8vo (20 x 13 cm), pp. viii, 337,
 blank,  publisher's list; original dark olive
green cloth, gilt lettering; minor spots of discoloration
to upper cover. £200
First edition in English (translated
from the original German). The account of Haeckel's
travels to Ceylon from Germany in the winter of 1880.
71. HAMMOND, John Hays. The
truth about the Jameson Raid. Boston, Marshall Jones
8vo (19 x 13 cm), pp. [viii], 50;
original blue paper-covered boards, printed paper label
to spine and upper cover; small repaired tear to label
on spine, joints split but repaired. £30
First edition (originally serialised
in the North American Review, earlier in 1918). Mendelssohn
(1979) II, p. 495.
72. HANNINGTON, Bishop
James. Peril and adventure in Central Africa.
Being illustrated letters to the youngsters at home.
. . . With illustrations from original sketches by
the Bishop and a biographical memoir. London, The
Religious Tract Society, [n.d.], circa 1888.
8vo (17.5 x 12 cm), pp. 96, 
publisher's list, with illustrations in the text; Sunday
school presentation inscription on the front endpapers;
original red pictorial cloth, black and gilt lettering;
a bright copy. £125
First edition. Tales of missionary
labour and adventure, from the Bishop of Eastern Central
Africa, published posthumously.
73. HARRIS, William Cornwallis.
Narrative of an expedition into Southern Africa,
during the years 1836, and 1837, from the Cape of Good
Hope, through the territories of the chief Moselekatse,
to the Tropic of Capricorn, with a sketch of the recent
emigration of the border colonists, and a zoological
appendix. Bombay, American Mission Press, 1838.
8vo (21.5 x 13.5 cm), pp. xviii,
406 (half-title present) with a folding map and four
lithographed plates; a very good copy in contemporary
green half morocco, marbled sides, gilt lettering directly
to spine; corners worn. £2500
First edition, first issue (the lithographed
plates are by W.C. Harris). Later editions are entitled,
The wild sports of Southern Africa. The first
printed account of an African hunting safari. Africana
Repository, pp. 123-7; Mendelessohn (1910) I, pp. 686-8.
74. HILL, Pascoe Grenfell. Fifty
days on board a slave vessel in the Mozambique Channel,
in April and May, 1843. London, John Murray, 1844.
8vo (10 x 17 cm), pp. viii, 115,
 blank,  publisher's list, with a map frontispiece;
recent half calf, marbled boards, red morocco label
to spine, gilt lettering. £950
First edition. The account of the
discovery of a slave ship drifting in the Mozambique
Channel during a voyage to Mauritius. The slaves had
recently revolted against their captives. Rev. Hill
went on board the ship to find 447 slaves, some in the
process of removing their iron fetters. Hill provides
a harrowing and vivid account of the appalling conditions
in which the slaves had been kept. 175 of the slaves
died during the rescue journey, some of smallpox. When
the ship was finally emptied the decomposing body of
a young boy was discovered trapped under the deck planks.
The ship was accompanied to Wynberg, near Cape Town,
where the slaves were ‘liberated' or apprenticed to
farmers and merchants.
75. [HIPPOPOTAMUS.] A full
and interesting account of the great Hippopotamus, or
river horse: from the White Nile. By a distinguished
Zoologist. Together with a large amount of information
concerning the habits and history of this wonderful
monster, collated from a variety of sources. New
York, William B. Smith, Steambook and Job Printer, 1861.
8vo pamphlet (23 x 14.5 cm), pp.
32, with an engraved vignette of a hippopotamus on both
covers; sewn but unbound; minor spotting and soiling
to the title-page. £280
First edition. An account of Bucheet,
a hippopotamus captured as a calf on the White Nile
by the British Consul, John Petherick. Its keeper,
Ali, hailed from Pontegera, near Cairo and had previously
been in Petherick's employ, assisting with the capture.
Petherick had long wished to present a hippo to the
British Zoological Society. In 1858 he undertook an
expedition and captured Bucheet. When Petherick arrived
in London, he was disappointed to find that a specimen
had already been presented to the Queen and she in turn
had presented it to the Zoological Society. He subsequently
sold Bucheet to a Mr. G. C. Quick of New York who exhibited
the animal as a novelty in a travelling show in the
76. HITCHCOCK, Romyn. The
ancient pit dwellers of Yezo. Bound with: The
Ainos of Yezo, Japan. Washington, Government
Printing Office, .
8vo (22 x 14.5 cm), pp. 417-427,
 blank, with 8 half-tone plates and a map in the
text; pp. 429-502, with 37 plates (mostly half-tone);
modern maroon cloth, black label to spine with gilt
First edition. Extracted from the
Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian
Institution, for the year ending 1890. Two extremely
well-illustrated articles on the manners and customs
of the Ainu people. Cordier, Japonica 620.
77. HORE, Annie Boyle. To
Lake Tanganyika in a bath chair. London, Sampson
Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886.
8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. [xii], 217,
with a portrait frontispiece of the author, half-tone
plate opposite p. 80, two folding maps; some very minor
foxing; contemporary half morocco. £1500
First edition. Extremely scarce.
Annie Hore travelled in a wicker bath chair from the
coast inland to Ujiji; the remarkably eccentric journey,
covering some 830 miles, took ninety days. Robinson
78. HOSIE, Lady Dorothea.
Brave new China. London, Hodder & Stoughton,
8vo (22 x 15 cm), pp. xii, 251, with
numerous plates, map printed on front endpapers; original
beige cloth, red lettering, dust-jacket; very minor
wear to the head of dust-jacket, otherwise an extremely
good copy. £100
edition. Just prior to the Japanese invasion, Lady Hosie
traversed China from north to south, and from the sea
almost as far as the Tibetan border.
79. HUTCHINSON, Edward. The
Victoria Nyanza, a field for missionary enterprise.
London, John Murray, 1876.
8vo (21 x 13.5 cm), pp. [iv], 107,
with a large folding map in the rear pocket; original
pictorial cloth, map of Africa blocked in black on the
upper cover, gilt lettering; covers a little soiled
and rubbed. £400
First edition. The first edition
is not listed in OCLC, only the second and third editions.
80. JAMES, Frank Linsley. The
unknown horn of Africa. An exploration from Berbera
to the Leopard River. London, George Phillip &
8vo (22 x 15 cm), pp. xvi, 344, with
22 plates (including 9 hand-coloured lithographs), a
large map of the Province of Ogadayn and illustrations
in the text; original green cloth, gilt lettering; foot
of spine worn. £500
First edition. The narrative of
James's expedition across Somaliland from Berbera to
Muqdisho in 1885. The substantial appendix contains
detailed observations on the flora and fauna of the
region. Fumagalli 510.
81. [JAPAN.] RUNDALL, Thomas.
Memorials of the Empire of Japan: in the XVI and
XVII centuries. London, Hakluyt Society, 1850.
8vo (22 x 14 cm), pp. xxxviii, ,
a folding map and five plates; original blue, blind-stamped
cloth, ship blocked in gilt on the upper cover; minor
chips to head and foot of spine. £300
First edition. One of the scarcer
Hakluyt Society publications. Cordier Japonica
82. [JESUITS IN CHINA.] D'ELIA,
Pasquale M. Galileo in China. Relations through
the Roman College between Galileo and the Jesuit scientist-missionaries
(1610–1640). Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University
8vo (21 x 13.5 cm), pp. [xvi], 115;
publisher's cloth, dust-jacket. £40
edition in English (translated from the original Italian).
83. JOHNSON, Harry. Night
and morning in dark Africa. London, London Missionary
8vo (21 x 16.5 cm), pp. 223, with
numerous illustrations in the text; small repaired tear
to half-title; original red pictorial cloth, lettered
in gilt and black. £150
First edition. A history of the
people and mission work of South Tanganyika.
84. JOHNSTON, James. China and
Formosa. The story of the mission
of the Presbyterian Church of England. London, Hazell,
Watson & Viney, 1897.
8vo (20 x 13 cm), pp. xvi, 400, with
numerous illustrations and four maps in the text; outer
margin of rear free endpaper creased with a couple of
small tears; original maroon cloth, Chinese gravestone
blocked in gilt on the upper cover, gilt lettering;
a very good copy. £180
First edition (a New York edition
appeared later in the same year). A history of mission
work in Amoy, Swatow and Formosa. Includes a chapter
85. [KINLINDINI.] An original
photographic panorama of Kilindini Harbour. William
D. Young, photographer, circa 1905.
Silver print (20 x 50cm), two section
panorama; mounted. £500
86. LANGRIDGE, Albert Kent. The
conquest of cannibal Tanna. A brief record of Christian
persistency in the New Hebrides Islands. London,
Hodder & Stoughton, .
8vo (18.5 x 12 cm), pp. 200, with
eight half-tone plates; some minor foxing to preliminaries
and some margins; original yellow cloth, black lettering,
dust-jacket; some small areas of loss to dust-jacket.
First edition. £50
87. LAURIE, Peter George. Rambles
in India, China, &c. A journal: in three parts.
Part I. A voyage to India. Part II. The city of palaces.
Part III. China and the Chinese. To which is added,
selections from “My Sketch-book”. London, Richard
Barrett, printed for private circulation, 1859.
8vo (19.5 x 12 cm), pp. vi, [ii],
196; original blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine; very
minor chips to head and foot of spine, extremities a
little bumped. £500
First edition. Inscribed on the
front free endpaper, ‘ Lieut. Davidson, with the Author's
Compts'. A rare title, recounting Laurie's journey,
undertaken when he was nineteen or twenty years old,
through India, Ceylon, Singapore and China. OCLC
lists three copies only: University of Manchester, University
of British Colombia and Claremont College. Not in Lust
or Cordier Sinica.
88. LIENGME, Georges. Un hôpital
sud-africain. Paul Attinger, Neuchatel, .
Tall 8vo (26 x 17.5 cm), pp. 89,
,  plan, with many illustrations in the text including
two portrait frontispieces; original pebbled paper-covered
boards, red cloth spine, lettered in gilt, red cloth
corners, original printed wrappers bound in; a very
good copy. £250
First edition. The account of life
in the Swiss Romande mission hospital at Elim in the
Northern Transvaal, established in 1894 by Dr. Liengme;
includes information on the treatment of leprosy. One
copy only, listed in OCLC. Mendelssohn (1979) III
89. LIVINGSTONE, David. Missionary
travels and researches in South Africa; including a
sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of
Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to
Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the continent,
down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern ocean. London,
John Murray, 1857.
8vo (230 x 145 mm), pp. ix, [i, list
of illustrations], 687,  blank,  publisher's list
dated November 1st, 1857, with plates, illustrations,
and maps (including one in rear pocket (all as listed);
a good copy in the original cloth, carefully restored
and preserved in a modern, folding cloth box, maroon
morocco label. Presentation copy, inscribed by David
Livingstone on the front free endpaper. SOLD
90. LIVINGSTONE, David. Missionary
travels and researches in South Africa; including a
sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of
Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to
Loanda on the West Coast; thence across the continent,
down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern ocean. London,
John Murray, 1857.
8vo (22 x 14 cm), pp. [x], 687, with
a plates illustrations and maps (including two folding);
late nineteenth century green half morocco, mottled
paper boards, gilt lettering; spine slightly sunned.
First edition, with the uncoloured
folding frontispiece by J. W. Whymper. Abbey 347; Mendelssohn
(1979) III, p. 136; PMM 341.
91. [LIVINGSTONE.] ELLIS, James
J. Life and work of David Livingstone, the factory
boy who became a great missionary. London, Alfred
Holness; Glasgow, R. L. Allan, [n.d., circa 1890s].
Small 8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. 64, with
illustrations in the text; original printed wrappers;
staples rusted, paper somewhat browned throughout. £50
A biography from the Memoirs of
Mighty Men Series, originally sold for a penny and
aimed at younger readers. Rev. Ellis also wrote a biography
of stanley, published in 1890.
92. LLOYD, Albert B. Dayspring
in Uganda. London, Church Missionary Society, 1921.
8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. [xii], 120,
with four half-tone plates and a map in the text; original
green cloth, black lettering. £80
First edition. A detailed history
of the Uganda Mission, with a few fascinating illustrations.
93. [LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY.]
The Mission in Central Africa from the letters and
journals of the Res. J. B. Thomson, and A. W. Dodgshun,
and Messrs. E. C. Hore and W. Hutley. London, printed
for the use of the Directors, by Yates & Alexander,
HORE, Edward Coode. Lake Tanganyika.
Read at the evening meeting, November 28th,
1881. London, Clowes & Son, .
8vo (20 x 13 cm) pp. 41, ; 28,
with a 13 page paper entitled, ‘ Lake Tanganyika', probably
extracted from a journal, pasted in at the rear, dated
in a contemporary hand, ‘British Association Meetings,
Newcastle and RGS Proceedings, 1889'; all three papers
bound in one volume, blue paper wrappers, spine sewn
with thick cord, upper cover labelled in manuscript,
‘Various papers relating to the Central African Mission
of L.M.S.' £350
94. [MACAO.] An original
photograph of Macao. Unidentified photographer,
Albumen print (20 x 20.5 cm), laid
on contemporary card; in very good condition. With
‘Macao' and Chinese characters in the lower left corner
of the image (within the negative). An excellent view,
taken from the sea, of the colonial buildings along
the waterfront, with various ships and junks in the
95. MADAN, A. C. Kiungani;
or, story and history from Central Africa. Written
by the boys in the schools of the Universities Mission
to Central Africa. Translated and edited by A. C. Madan.
London, George Bell & Sons, 1887.
8vo (19 x 12.5 cm), pp. [xiv], 291,
 blank, 24 (publisher's list), with a folding map
and frontispiece; original blue pictorial cloth; minor
rubbing to extremities. £300
First edition. A scarce and unusual
book, essentially written by East African boys of the
96. [MAPS.] A collection
of eighteen folding maps of East Africa. Various publishers,
late 19th to early 20th century.
97. MARKHAM, Sir Clements.
Travels in India and Peru. London, John Murray,
8vo (21 x 13 cm), pp. xviii, 572,
with two folding maps, a folding geneological table,
and 14 pates and illustrations; a handsome copy in contemporary
half calf, spine gilt, green morocco label; upper joint
discreetly repaired. £1200
First edition. One ‘of the scarcest
works of this leading authority with long years of experience
on Peru' (Hill). Following naval service and extensive
travels in South America, Markham entered the
Civil service in 1853 and worked
in the India Office. In 1860 he was charged with collecting
young cinchona trees and seeds from the forests of the
Eastern Andes. These plants were shipped to India,
acclimatised and cultivated there in order to provide
supplies of quinine at an unprecedented low price (see
DNB). Hill p. 487; Palau 152310; Sabin 44616.
98. McDOUGALL, Harriette. Sketches
of our life at Sarawak. London, S. P. C. K.; New
York, E. & J. B. Young and Co., .
8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. vi, 250, 6
(publisher's list); frontispiece, map and three plates;
a very good copy in the original salmon pink cloth,
gilt and black lettering. £200
First edition: an account of a twenty
year residence in Sarawak as a missionary. From the
author of Letters from Sarawak, addressed to a child
(London, 1854). Not in Robinson.
99. [MOFFAT, Robert.] MARRAT,
Jabez. Robert Moffat, African missionary. London,
Charles H. Kelly, 1895.
Small 8vo (16 x 11 cm), pp. 104,
31 (publisher's list), with a portrait frontispiece
and 8 plates and two full-page illustrations; an extremely
good copy in the original green cloth, gilt lettering.
Third edition (first published in
1884). A biography of the missionary and father-in-law
of David Livingstone. Mendelssohn (1979) III, p. 263.
100. MOORHEAD, Max. W. Missionary
pioneering in Congo Forests. A narrative of the labours
of William F. P. Burton and his companions in the native
villages of Luba-land. Compiled from letters, diaries
and articles by Max W. Moorhead. Preston, R. Seed
& sons, 1922.
8vo (21 x 13.5 cm), pp. [xii], 216,
with numerous half-tone illustrations in the text original
orange-brown cloth, black lettering; covers a little
soiled, extremities slightly rubbed. £100
First edition. The Burton, his wife
and colleagues worked tirelessly in the isolated communities
of the Congo forest for many years. With some excellent
illustrations of native people and villages.
101. NORDEN, Hermann. Africa's
last empire through Abyssinia to Lake Tana and the country
of the Falasha. London, H. F. & G. Witherby,
8vo (22 x 14 cm), pp. 240, with a
folding map and 40 half-tone plates; a little light
foxing throughout; original green cloth, gilt lettering
to spine. £150
First edition. A history of the
kingdom and royal dynasty of Ethiopia.
102. NUKARIYA, Kaiten. The
religion of the Samurai. A study of Zen philosophy
and discipline in China and Japan. London, Luzac
& Co., 1913.
8vo (23.5 x 15 cm), original dark
green cloth, gilt lettering to spine; an excellent,
near fine copy. £225
First edition (a reprint appeared
in 1973). From Luzac's Oriental Religions Series.
The author states in the preface that at the time, as
far as he was aware, this work was the only book on
Zen written in English or any other European language,
apart from The Sermons of a Buddhist Abbot by
103. ORDE BROWN, Major
G. St. John. The vanishing tribes of Kenya. A
description of the manners and customs of the primitive
and interesting tribes dwelling on the vast southern
slopes of Mount Kenya, & their fast disappearing
native methods of life. London, Seeley, Service
& Co. Limited, 1925.
8vo (21.5 x 14 cm), pp. 284, with
16 half-tone plates and two maps (one folding); original
yellow cloth, black lettering. £150
First edition. Observations and
photographs collected during a seven year residence
104. [PHILIPPINES.] COSTA, Horacio
de la, S.J. The Jesuits in the Philippines
1581-1768. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University
8vo (23 x 15 cm), pp. xiii, 702;
publisher's cloth, dust-jacket; a good copy. £50
First edition in English. A history
of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines from the
arrival of the first Jesuits in 1581 to the expulsion
of the Order from the islands in 1768.
105. PIMBLETT, W. Melville. Story
of the Soudan War. From the rise of the revolt July,
1881, to the fall of Khartoum and death of Gordon, Jan.,
1885. London, Remington & Co., 1885.
8vo (22 x 14 cm), pp. xii, 276; oval
ink stamp, ‘Vittery Green, Chemist, Brixham' to the
upper right corner of title-page; original blue-green
cloth, spine lettered in gilt; extremities rubbed.
First edition. A scarce work on
British military involvement in the Soudan. Ibrahim-Hilmy
II, pp. 118-9.
106. PRATT, Sir John T.
China and Japan. London, published for the Historical
Association by P.S. King & Staples Ltd., 1944.
8vo (21.5 x 14 cm), pp. 30,  publisher's
list; a good copy in the original purple, printed wrappers,
extremities sunned. £25
First edition. Historical Association
pamphlet no. 129. A concise history, largely 20th
century, of Sino-Japanese relations.
107. REID, Gilbert. Glances
at China. London, Religious Tract Society, .
8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. 191; with a
frontispiece and numerous illustrations in the text
(many full-page); minor spotting to fore-edge of text-block;
original brown pictorial cloth, gilt lettering to spine;
an extremely bright, near fine copy. £50
First edition. A general description
of the cities, people and customs of China. The Rev.
Reid was stationed at Chi-Nan-Fu with American Presbyterian
Board. Peeps in to China by the same author,
possibly another edition of the present work (the first
chapter of Glances is entitled ‘Peeps into China'),
was published in the same year.
108. ROBERTSON, William. The
martyrs of Blantyre. Henry Henderson, Dr. John Bowie,
Robert Cleland. A chapter from the story of the missions
in Central Africa. London, James Nisbet, 1892.
8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. 150, 10 (publisher's
list), with a folding map and six plates; original brown
cloth, lettered in black and gilt; extremities a little
worn, spine a little soiled. £100
First edition. Biographies of the
three Scottish missionaries and followers of Livingstone,
who died in Blantyre between November 1890 and February
1891 as they served the Church of Scotland Mission.
109. ROSS, Sir John. Narrative of a second voyage in search of the North-West Passage and of
a residence in the Arctic Regions during the years 1829,
1830, 1831, 1832, 1833.
4to (30 x 24.5 cm), pp. [viii], xxxiii,
[i] binder's directions, [i], blank, 740, with a large
folding map, 29 plates (some hand-coloured); frontispiece
cleaned, outer margin repaired, a little light foxing
and browning in places; contemporary half calf, joints
and hinges neatly repaired, marbled paper on boards
sympathetically replaced. £750
First edition. An important voyage
marking the discovery of the magnetic North Pole. Ross's
narrative relates the events of four winters spent in
the Arctic in search of a North-West Passage, three
of those winters trapped in the ice aboard the Victory.
Sir John Ross was accompanied on the expedition by his
nephew, James Clark Ross. An appendix of scientific
reports was published separately in the same year.
Abbey Travel 636; Arctic Bib. 14866; Hill 261.
110. [RUSSEL, Alexander.] Egypt:
the opening of the great Canal. Edinburgh, printed
at the “Scotsman” Office, 1869.
Small 8vo (155 x 10 cm), pp. [iv],
128; original purple cloth; head of spine a little worn,
upper cover mildly sunned and stained. £150
First edition. Russel was invited
by the Viceroy to witness and report on the opening
of the Suez Canal. His letters were originally published
in the Scotsman in December 1869. OCLC lists
one copy only (Oxford University).
111. RUSSELL, Henry & William
GATTIE. The ruin of the Soudan. Cause, effect
and remedy. A resumé of events, 1883-1891. London,
Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1892.
8vo (21.5 x 13.5 cm), pp. [xxviii],
407, with three folding maps (two in the rear pocket)
and 11 plates; a bright copy in the original pictorial
cloth, gilt lettering. £500
First edition. Russell was stationed
for twelve years on the Red Sea coast, in Jeddah and
in Suakim, as special correspondent for the Daily
News and Daily Telegraph. The
present work discusses the ‘occupation' of the Soudan
by British forces, and the ramifications for both the
Soudanese and the British.
112. SCHMIDT, Rochus. Geschichte
des Araberaufstandes in Ost-Afrika. Seine Entstehung,
seine Niederwerfung und seine Folgen. Frankfurt,
Trowitzsch & Sohn, 1892.
8vo (22.5 x 15 cm), pp. [vi], 360,
, with a folding map; original green cloth, gilt
lettering; a near fine copy. £450
First edition. Henry Morton Stanley's
copy: inscribed by the author to Henry Morton Stanley,
on a paper slip, bound in at the title-page. An
account of the Arab insurrection in German East Africa
and its subsequent suppression.
113. SCOTT, Anna M. Day dawn
in Africa; or, progress of the Prot. Epis. Mission at
Cape Palmas, West Africa. New York, Protestant Episcopal
Society for the promotion of Evangelical Knowledge,
8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. 314, with a
folding map, frontispiece and 11 plates; original brown
cloth; some foxing throughout; palm tree blocked in
gilt on the upper cover; minor wear to head and foot
of spine. £80
First edition. Not in Robinson.
The history of the American Protestant Episcopal Mission,
114. [SEAWEED.] Two fine mid-nineteenth
century albums of pressed seaweed specimens:
a) CHARLEY, Emily. An album
of British seaweed specimens. 1856-1882. Small
quarto album, containing 70 leaves of original, dried
and pressed seaweed specimens; with a poem about sea
weeds written in a contemporary hand on the preliminary
leaf, hand-written title-page; dark green half morocco,
green cloth sides, ‘Sea Weeds' blocked in gilt on the
upper cover, gilt bands to spine; upper joint neatly
b) A second album, containing 30
leaves of pressed seaweeds, mid-nineteenth century.
Large 8vo (24.5 x 17 cm), each specimen with a tissue
guard; attractively bound in full black morocco, gilt
and blind-stamped borders, ‘Ocean Offering' blocked
in gilt on the upper cover. £1000
115. SHELEMAY, Kay Kaufman. Music,
ritual, and Falasha history. Michigan, Michigan
State University Press, 1989.
8vo (23 x 15 cm), pp. xviii, 415;
original brown cloth, dust-jacket; a near fine copy.
First edition. £30
116. [SKIING.] LEDOUX, Andre.
Nouveau precis du ski. Toute la technique du ski
selon son evolution. Telle qu'elle est enseignée dans
les Ecoles de Ski Andre Ledoux. Ecrit à Saint-Anton
pendant le Cours Perfectionnement des Professeurs de
l'Ecole de Ski Francaise A. Ledoux, en 1933. Revu et
corrigé en 1936, 1937 et 1938. Paris, C. Sez, 1938.
8vo (17.5 x 13.5 cm), pp. 103, with
numerous half-tone illustrations in the text; original
red printed boards, white lettering, red cloth spine;
corners worn. £100
117. SIBREE, James. Fifty
years in Madagascar. Personal experiences of mission
life and work. London, George Allen & Unwin
8vo (21 x 14 cm), pp. 359, with a
full-page map and 23 half-tone plates; original blue
cloth, dust-jacket, gilt lettering; a fine copy. £225
First edition. A history of mission
work in Madagascar, together with information on Malagasy
manners and customs.
118. SIMSON, Frank B. Letters
on sport in Eastern Bengal. London, R.H. Porter,
Large 8vo (28 x 19 cm), pp. [xx],
255, with 10 tinted lithograph plates; some foxing throughout;
recent half calf, gilt spine. £500
First edition. Records and advice
on hunting the jackal, hog, tiger, leopard, elephant,
rhinoceros, crocodile and jungle-fowl. Written in a
series of letters addressed to a young British gentleman
in the Civil Service, based on the author's hunting
notes and diaries kept since 1847. ‘The first necessary
thing to have is a good shikarry. You should choose
a Mahommedan' (p. 2)
119. SIMPSON, William. A
private journal kept during the Niger Expedition , from
the commencement in May 1841, until the recall of the
expedition in June, 1842. London, John F. Shaw,
8vo (21.5 x 13 cm), pp. xii, 139;
original brown, blind-stamped cloth, some wear to the
head and foot of spine, gilt lettering to spine rubbed
and dulled. £500
First edition. The author, for many
years a merchant based in Cartagena and a frequent visitor
to the West Indies, volunteered his services, as a civilian,
to the Niger Expedition of 1841-2. The British Government
had hoped to establish small forts along the banks of
the Niger, allowing officials to preside over the enforcement
of anti-slavery treaties, promote British commercial
interests and support Christian enterprises throughout
the Niger Basin. Simpson was a staunch supporter of
the abolition movement and joined the expedition for
both religious and philanthropic reasons. In May, 1841,
he sailed for Africa in the Wilberforce, along
with two other vessels, the Albert and the Soudan.
The expedition parties penetrated branches of the Niger
and succeeded in entering negotiations with several
chiefs. However, the expedition was curtailed after
the crews of all three ships were severely affected
by fever; of the 303 crew, 53 died, 49 of which were
Europeans. Simpson's journal records the course taken
by the Wilberforce, the expedition's contact
with the local inhabitants and, documents the deterioration
of the crew's health (see Christopher Lloyd, The
Search for the Niger, pp. 146-160.
120. SOLOMON, Saul, [publishers].
The progress of His Royal Highness Prince Alfred
Ernest Albert through the Cape Colony, British Kaffraria,
the Orange Free State, and Port Natal, in the year 1860.
Cape Town, Saul Solomon & Co., 1861.
4to (27.5 x 22 cm), pp.  half-title
with photographic vignette, [xii], 180, with 16 photographic
(albumen print) plates; small stain to the half-title
and title-page, foxing to pp. v-vi; 20th
century morocco, raised bands to spine; covers a little
First edition. Whilst the author
remains officially anonymous, it is thought that Roderick
Noble may have penned the text. Includes views of Cape
Town, Queen's Town, the Berg River Valley, the Prince
with his first Wildebeeste, and photographs of works
by Thomas Baines. Mendelssohn (1979) III, p. 750; Theal
121. [SOMALI TRIBES.] European
captives among the Somali tribes of Eastern Africa.
London, Harrison & Sons, September, 1869.
8vo pamphlet (22 x 14 cm), pp. 12,
with a lithograph frontispiece and a map; original printed
wrapper; a very good copy. £300
First edition. In 1859, rumours
were rife in Ceylon, Mauritius and Zanzibar regarding
the presence of European captives in the interior of
Eastern Africa. It was thought that survivors of the
St. Abbs, which had been wrecked off the
Somali coast, may have been captured by Somali tribes
and taken inland. To compound such rumours, the German
merchants, Oswald & Sons, purchased from Arab traders
operating in the interior, a number of cow hides which
had Roman letters and characters scrawled upon them,
possibly by a St. Abbs survivor. When
word of the captives reached Colonel Rigby in Zanzibar,
enquiries were made to substantiate the claims. The
British Government offered rewards to encourage traders
and others to come forward with further information
but declined to organize an expedition. However. Dr.
John Kirk, then Vice-Consul at Zanzibar, advocated that
an investigation be launched, led by a European with
an intimate knowledge of the geography and tribes of
the region. This rare pamphlet supports such a search
and appeals for funds. Not in OCLC.
122. [SOMALILAND.] A pair
of original photographs of colonial and administrative
buildings, including the French Government House, at
Obok, French Somaliland. Unidentified photographer,
Two albumen prints, each 19 x 26
cm, laid on card; minor foxing to card and margins of
123. [SOUDAN.] Folding map
of the route from Suakin to Berber and Khartoum, after
an original manuscript map by General Gordon, March
17th, 1874. London, Edward Stanford,
February 17th, 1885.
Folding map (37 x 48 cm) in eight
sections, laid on linen; the key and notes in Gordon's
hand; original green cloth boards, printed label to
upper cover, marbled endpapers; an excellent copy.
124. SPEKE, John Hanning. Journal
of the discovery of the source of the Nile. Edinburgh
& London, William Blackwood, 1863.
8vo (21 x 13 cm), pp. [xxxi], 
blank, 658, with two maps (one folding), 25 engraved
plates and illustrations in the text; an attractive
copy in contemporary marbled boards, neatly rebacked
in red morocco, spine richly gilt, marbled endpapers.
First edition. Inscribed on the
reverse of the frontispiece, in a secretarial hand,
to Speke's aunt, ‘Sophia H. Fuller, From the Author'.
A classic title of African travel literature, containing
the account of Speke's travels in East Africa in search
for the source of the Nile. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 255.
125. [SPEKE.] A short history
relating to the discovery by Capt. John Hanning Speke
of the source of the River Nile. Reading, Morley
8vo (20 x 13 cm), pp. , with
a portrait frontispiece of Speke; original printed card
wrappers, brown silk tie; covers a little sunned and
A curious little pamphlet, issued
in 1927 by Speke's sister, Sophia Murdoch. This
copy inscribed on the inside cover, ‘ To Henry, from
Sophia Murdoch, May 1929'. Includes extracts from
the speech on Speke's life and discoveries delivered
by Sir William Garstin, President of the Royal Geographical
Society, in February 1919. Also a synopsis, presumably
written by Sophia, of how Speke's discovery has benefited
England. Not in OCLC.
126. [SPEKE.] Records of
the Speke Family, Jordans, Somerset. With extracts
from Sir William Garstin's speech (President of the
Royal Geographical Society) on Captain John Hanning
Speke's “Discovery of the Source of the Nile”. Compiled
by his sister Sophia Murdoch. Reading, H. T. Morley,
[n.d., circa 1920].
4to (27 x 21 cm), pp. 58, with three
tipped-in portraits (including Capt. Speke) and a large
folding family tree at the rear; original printed wrappers;
covers somewhat foxed and worn (small tears to extremities).
£50 Not in OCLC.
127. STANLEY, Henry Morton. Through
the dark continent or the sources of the Nile around
the great lakes of Equatorial Africa and down the Livingstone
River to the Atlantic Ocean. London, Sampson Low,
Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1899.
2 vols. bound in one, large 8vo (22
x 140 cm), pp. [xx], 522; [x], with a lithographed frontispiece
in each volume, 32 wood-engraved plates, 10 maps (including
two large folding), illustrations in the text; contemporary
black half calf, cloth sides; upper joint neatly repaired.
Second edition, with a new preface
by Stanley (first published in 1878). The narrative
of the Anglo-American expedition to Central Africa of
1874-7. Mendelssohn (1979) IV, p. 380.
128. STANLEY, Henry Morton. How
I found Livingstone. London, Sampson Low, Marston,
Low, and Searle, 1872
8vo (21.5 x 14 cm), pp. xxiii,
736,  publisher's list; with six maps, an albumen
photograph frontispiece of the author, 28 plates and
illustrations in the text; an extremely bright copy
in the original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering. £500
First edition. Stanley's ever-popular
account of his search for Livingstone. Mendelssohn
(1979) IV, p. 379.
129. STANLEY, Henry Morton. My
dark companions and other strange stories. London,
Sampson, Low, Marston and Company, 1893.
8vo (20 x 13 cm), pp. viii, 335,
with numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text;
recent maroon half calf; spine richly gilt, marbled
First London edition (a U.S. edition
appeared in New York in the same year). A series of
folktales, gleaned by Stanley from his African porters
around the campfires of his various expeditions.
130. [STANLEY.] The Stanley
and African exhibition. Catalogue of the exhibits.
London, Victoria Gallery, 1890.
8vo (17.5 x 13 cm), pp. iv, 64, 16
(advertisements); original printed wrappers, with an
image of Stanley on the upper cover; small area of loss
to lower right corner of upper cover, otherwise a good
A rare item of Stanley ephemera.
1890 was the year that H.M. Stanley returned from the
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition and published In Darkest
Africa; public interest in all things African was
at a high. The exhibition at the Victoria Gallery in
Regent Street not only tapped in to the commercial potential
of the phenomenon but also offered the opportunity for
the public to learn more about the geography and people
of Africa, view a wide range of arts and crafts and
to familiarize themselves with the principle European
characters involved in African affairs (explorers, missionaries,
abolitionists, pioneer traders and sportsmen).
The catalogue lists hundreds of fascinating
objects exhibited in several rooms; for example – Stanley's
helmet worn whilst searching for Livingstone, a spear
used by the dwarfs of Aruwimi, horns of an African buffalo
shot by Joseph Thomson, the chains worn by Hormuzd Rassam
whilst held captive by Theodore at Magdala, a photograph
of slave girls, Mungo Park's watch, ‘an Abyssinian chief's
war-horn decorated with human jaws', and a shield brought
back from Somaliland by Captain Speke.
131. STOCK, Sarah Geraldina. The
story of Uganda and the Victoria Nyanza Mission. London,
The Religious Tract Society, 1894.
8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. 224, with a
folding map and 15 full-page illustrations; a bright
copy in the original green cloth, gilt lettering. £50
Second edition, revised and enlarged
(first published in 1892).
132. STONES, Thomas. Striking
stories of African missions. London, W. A.
Hammond, [n.d., circa 1910].
8vo (15.5 x 11 cm), pp. 96, with three plates; original
brown cloth, black lettering. £50
First edition. A brief history of
mission work in West and Central Africa.
133. [SUDAN/SUAKIN/CAIRO.] A
pair of albums of original photographs relating to British
Military Operations at Suakin in 1888, including rare
views of Suakin, HMS Dolphin, a portrait of Col.
Kitchener [at that time Governor of Suakin, later Lord
Kitchener of Khartoum] and an image of the Suakim &
Berber Railway. Various unidentified photographers,
Two albums (1 vol. 4to, 1 vol. 8vo)
bound in recent maroon half morocco, containing a total
of 49 albumen photographs (the majority 11.5 x 16 cm),
mostly captioned. Further details available on request.
134. THESIGER, Sir Wilfred. Arabian
Sands. London, Longman's, 1959.
8vo (22 x 14.5 cm), pp. [xviii],
326, with a folding map in the rear pocket and numerous
plates; original paper-covered boards, dust-jacket.
First edition. ‘This book covers
five years ending in 1950 which, with the exception
of brief interruptions only, Thesiger spent in and around
the empty quarter, the half million square miles of
one of the cruellest deserts of the world. Before him,
no other traveller, European or Arab – apart from the
Bedu who live there – had twice dared to cross these
empty wastes. Brave, and living as an Arab, Thesiger's
experience and knowledge of desert life are unique –
and will remian so, for the world he describes is fast
vanishing. Its age-old civilisation and way of life
have succumbed to the invasion of technicians in search
of oil' (dust-jacket).
135. THESIGER, Sir Wilfred.
The Marsh Arabs. London, Longman's, 1964.
8vo (21.5 x 14 cm), pp. [xvi], 242,
with numerous maps and plates; original green cloth,
edition of Thesiger's second book.
136. THESIGER, Sir Wilfred.
The Danakil diary. Journeys through Abyssinia, 1930-34.
London, Harper Collins, 1996.
8vo (23.5 x 15 cm), pp. [xx], 214,
with numerous plates; publisher's cloth, dust-jacket;
First edition. Signed by the
author on the title-page. Aged only 20, Wilfred
Thesiger [1910-2003] attended the coronation of Haile
Selassie, at the Emperor's personal invitation. He
later travelled and hunted in the Danakil desert where
he surmounted overwhelming obstacles and survived the
constant threat of death and mutilation by the Danakil
warriors whose tribal status depended on the number
of men they had killed and castrated.
137. [TIBET.] Advis certain, d'une
plus ample descouverte du Royaume de Cataï. Avec quelques
autres particularitez notables de la coste de Cocincina,
& de l'antiquité de la Foy Chrestienne dans la Chine.
Tirées des lettres des PP. de la Compagnie de Iesus,
de l'annee 1626. Paris, Sebastian Chappelet, 1628.
8vo (14.5 x 9.5 cm), pp. 28; title-page
slightly trimmed at upper and lower margins, slightly
affecting ‘Advis' and the date; later red morocco, gilt,
moiré silk endpapers. £2500
First edition. Includes a letter
by the French Jesuit François Godin [1583-1833], reporting
the apparent discovery of Cathay; this report was subsequently
proved to be a misrepresentation of an important journey
into Tibet by Antonio de Andrade. In 1624, the Portuguese
missionary Andrade [1580-1634], originally stationed
in Agra, travelled to Tibet where he was received by
the royal court and granted permission to establish
a mission, which continued for some twenty-five years.
The present work also contains an accurate announcement
of the discovery of the Nestorian monument in China
in approximately 1625. Cordier Sinica 2900;
Lach III, pp. 403-4 & p. 1993; Streit V, 303. Not
found in OCLC or British Library Catalogue.
138. [TOGO.] Panorama von
Lome, Haupstadt des Togobebietes (Westafrika). Lome,
Verlag de Katholischen Mission, 1905.
Folding colotype panorama (11.5 x
145 cm) in eight sections, laid on card, linen hinges,
with an additional image of Lome Cathedral on the rear
pastedown, printed frontispiece of a steam train, title-page
and key; original pictorial cloth boards, blue lettering;
in extremely good condition. £850
139. [TOGOLAND.] Programme
of events for Empire Day celebrations in Lome, 24th
May 1918. 1918.
Printed programme, one sheet folded
(21.5 16.5 cm), blue paper; in addition, a seven leaf
typescript by A. R. Holliday, District Political Officer
for Lome and Lomeland, reporting on events. At 7 am,
troops, police and school children saluted the Union
Jack in the military parade ground. Various sports
events followed, including the tug of war, egg and spoon
race and three-legged race. £75
140. [TRITTON, Joseph.] Rise
and progress of the work on the Congo River. By the
Treasurer. London, Baptist Missionary Society, Alexander
and Shepheard, 1884.
8vo (19 x 12 cm), pp. [iv], 63, with
a folding map and 10 plates; original brown cloth, gilt
lettering; a very good copy. £225
First edition. Published and sold
for the benefit of the Congo Mission.
141. [UGANDA.] Uganda National
Parks handbook. [Entebbe], Trustees of the Uganda
National Parks, 1957.
8vo (20.5 x 13 cm), pp. 102, with
a large folding map in the rear pocket, illustrations
throughout; a deluxe copy in contemporary green calf,
upper cover blocked in gilt, housed in a green cloth
box (corners of box lid split). £30
142. [UNIVERSITIES' MISSION.]
The key to Central Africa: Have we found it? A sketch
of the work at Zanzibar and on the mainland by the Universities'
Mission to Central Africa. London and Derby, Bemrose
& Sons, 1880.
8vo (21.5 x 14 cm), pp. 52, with
an engraved frontispiece and illustrations in the text;
a very good copy in the original dark blue printed wrappers.
First edition. Includes a concise
history and description of Zanzibar. OCLC lists
one copy only (Emory University, Georgia).
143. WALLACE, Edgar. Writ
in barracks. London, Methuen & Co., 1900.
8vo (19 x 13 cm), pp. 121, , 
publisher's list dated November 1900; original red cloth,
gilt lettering; corners of upper cover worn, otherwise
a very good copy. £50
First edition. A volume of poems,
the majority relating to the British Army during the
Anglo-Boer War. Some of the poems appeared in various
newspapers, but are here published together for the
first time. Mendelssohn (1910) II, p. 579.
144. WALLACE, Edgar. The mission
that failed! A tale of the Raid & other poems.
Cape Town & Bulawayo, T. Maskew, .
8vo (18 x 12 cm), pp. 52, portrait
frontispiece and engraved title-page; original printed
wrappers; wrappers a little chipped. £180
First edition (originally published
in the “Owl”). Mendelssohn (1979) II, p. 579. With
a bookseller's sales receipt for £25, dated 1971. Edgar
Wallace's first book. Covers the Jameson Raid and various
aspects of Transvaal politics.
145. WANGEMANN, J. & J. STURTZ,
photographer. Land und Leute in Deutsch-Ost-Afrika.
Erinnerungen aus der ersten Zeit des Aufstandes und
der Blokade. Berlin, Ersnt Siegfried Mittler und Sohn,
Small oblong 4to (20 x 26 cm), pp.
[viii], 88, with 83 half-tone plates, with printed captions
in German; original, green printed paper boards, with
a recent cloth spine (the plates and text were are were
originally issued loose, in a portfolio; this copy has
been successfully rebound in book format, retaining
the original portfolio covers). £1800
First edition. A rare publication:
an historical record of early German involvement in
East Africa, containing 39 images of Zanzibar, 15 images
of Bagamoyo, 12 of Dar-es-Salaam and 17 scenes of a
military nature. A second edition was issued in 1894.
This edition not in OCLC (three copies only of
the second edition). Kainbacher p. 136.
146. WARD, William James. In
and around the Oron Country. Or, the story of Primitive
Methodism in S. Nigeria. London, W. A. Hammond,
[n.d., circa 1916.
Small 8vo (16 x 11 cm), pp. 95, with
a map and three half-tone plates; original green pictorial
cloth, with a printed image of a Nigerian bride in traditional
costume on the upper cover, gilt lettering to spine;
minor discoloration to the fore-edges of covers. £75
First edition. The author was a
Methodist minister in Southern Nigeria for many years.
147. WIEGER, Léon. Chinese
characters. Their origin, etymology, history, classification
and signification. A thorough study from Chinese documents.
Translated into English by L. Davrout, S.J. Hsien-Hsien,
Catholic Mission Press, 1927.
8vo (23 x 14.5 cm), pp. 820, ;
later full roan, maroon morocco label, gilt, top edge
edition in English, ‘enlarged and revised according
to the 4th French edition' (first published
in English in He-Kien-fu by the Catholic Mission Press).
148. WIDDICOMBE, John. Fourteen
years in Basutoland. A sketch of African mission life.
London, The Church Printing Company, .
8vo (17 x 11 cm), pp. [x], 306, ,
with a frontispiece and four portraits; original blue
cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover; head
and foot of spine worn and a little chipped. £150
Inscribed on the half-title, ‘With the Author's Kind
Regards'. The author established one of
the first Church of England mission stations in Basutoland,
in the district of Leribe. Mendelssohn (1910), p 609.
149. WISSMANN, Hermann von. Afrika;
Schilderungen und Rathschläge zur Vorbereitung für den
Aufenthalt und den Dienst in den deutschen Schutzgebeiten.
Berlin, E. S. Mittler, 1895.
8vo (19.5 x 13 cm), pp. [iv], 108;
original snake-skin effect covers, lettered in gilt,
all edges gilt; minor wear to extremities. £250
First edition. Stanley's copy:
with a presentation inscription on the front free endpaper,
from the author to ‘Bula Matari' (Henry M. Stanley's
Suahili name), dated Monte Carlo, 1895. Information
and advice for living in the German Protectorates.
OCLC lists three copies only (plus two microform copies).
Not in Kainbacher.
150. ZANIBAR IMPRINTS, 1887 &
1893. [ANONYMOUS.] A. B. CH. Syllabaire Swahili.
Zanzibar, Mission Catholique, 1893.
[ANONYMOUS.] Chuo Cha Hisabu. Petite
arithmétique Swahilie. Zanzibar, Mission Catholique,
12mo (13 x 8.5 cm), pp. 64; [iv];
105; contemporary quarter calf, mottled paper sides
over blue cloth corners, gilt lettering to spine; extremities
slightly rubbed. £800
Extremely rare school texts (Suahili primer and arithmetic),
for use in the Catholic Mission school: not listed in OCLC.
151. [ZANZIBAR.] STEBBING, A.
E. Practical hints on the navigation of the East
Coast of Africa with the pilotage of some of the ports
and notes on the currents, wind & weather. Zanzibar,
H. T. Mory & Sons, Proprietors of the “Mory” Printing
Press, [n.d. but circa 1900].
8vo (20 x 15.5 cm), pp. [viii], 39,
 blank,  advertisements for businesses in Beira,
Quilamane, Laurenco Marques, Mombasa, Delagoa Bay and
Zanzibar; inner hinges cracked; original printed watered
silk covers, lettered in black on the upper cover; covers
a little stained and worn. £350
A guide primarily intended for the
use of commanders and officers of the British India
Steam Navigation Company. Not in OCLC.
152. [ZANZIBAR.] Original
photopgraph of the Sultan of Zanzibar, with four Zanzibar
officials, General Matthews and General Raikes. Unidentified
photographer, circa 1900.
Silver print, 21.5 x 28.5 cm, laid
on card; small area of loss to the background located
approximately, 5 cm above the Sultan. £300
153. ZULU WAR. Original photograph
of Cetewayo's son, Dinzulu. Unidentified photographer,
circa 1879. Albumen print, 14 x 11 cm. £250
154. ROE, Henry. West African
scenes: being descriptions of Fernando Po, its climate,
productions, and tribes: the cause and cure of sickness;
with missionary work, trials, and encouragements. London,
Elliot Stock, 1874.
Small 8vo (16 x 10 cm), pp. [viii],
215,  publisher's list, with six wood-engraved plates;
a very good bright copy in the original blue pictorial
cloth, gilt lettering. £300
First edition. A scarce missionary
work of Fernando Po. Includes an account of the author's
ascent of Clarence Peak; Richard Burton had previously
climbed to the summit during his residence as Consul
in the 1860s.
155. ROOKE, Henry. Travels
to the coast of Arabia Felix; and from thence by the
Red-Sea and Egypt, to Europe. Containing a short account
of an expedition undertaken against the Cape of Good
Hope. In a series of letters by Henry Rooke, Esq. Late
major of the 100th Regiment of Foot. London,
R. Blamire, 1783.
Small 4to (21 x 12 cm), pp. [vi]
half-title not present, 129; title-page a little browned;
contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked; extremities
a little rubbed and bumped. £2750
First edition. A family copy,
with the bookplate of George Rooke. Rooke Travels
contains an account of the English expedition dispatched
in 1781 to recapture the Cape from European rivals.
The fleet, commanded by Commodore George Johnstone,
repelled the French at Port Praya and captured a Dutch
fleet in Saldanha Bay. However victory was not achieved
at Table Bay and the expedition left South Africa; some
of the troops were subsequently sent to India, the rest
sailing for England. This work largely concentrates
on Rooke's solo journey from South Africa to Egypt via
the East coast of Africa and the Arabian Coast. He
sailed on board various Arabian vessels, stopping in
the Comora Islands, Morebat Bay, Hodeida (Yemen), Mocha,
Jeddah, Ras Mohammed and Suez, eventually arriving at
Cairo and Alexandria. On the outward journey, there
is also reference to Trinidad and the Cape Verde Islands.
Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p. 181. Mendelssohn (1910) II, p.
247 lists the 1784 second edition only. Six
copies only of this 1783 first edition in OCLC.