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ADAM, G[raeme] Mercer [1839-1912].
The Dark Continent And Its Secrets: A Compend Of Mr. H. M. Stanley's Exploration And Discovery In Equatorial Africa; Including The Narrative Of "How I Found Livingstone".
Toronto: Rose Publishing Company, 1890..
8vo. pp. v, , -343. frontis. portrait & 7 full-page text illus. original gilt-stamped cloth (slight wear to extremities, some light foxing). First Edition. Including chapters on Stanley's successful search for Emin Pasha, the Congo Free State, Mahdi's rebellion in the Soudan, the slave trade, and missionary and trade enterprise in Africa.
$176 USD Book Number: elala101 Order / Enquire
ADANSON, M[ichel] [1727-1806].
A Voyage To Senegal, The Isle Of Goree, And The River Gambia. Translated from the French. With Notes by an English Gentleman, who resided some Time in that Country.
London: Printed for J.Nourse and W.Johnston, 1759..
8vo. pp. xiii, , 337, errata. folding engraved map. woodcut ornaments & initial. contemporary calf, rebacked (joints cracked, corners worn, map with light foxing & offsetting). First Edition of the English Translation of the French botanist's account of his travels in Senegal from 1749-53. The work is of particular interest for Adanson's observations on natural history and descriptions of the dress, habitations, superstitions and impoverished living conditions of the inhabitants. Cox I 383. cfGay 2883.
$1098 USD Book Number: elala665 Order / Enquire
ANDERSSON, Charles John [1817-1867].
Floden Okavango. Reiser og jagt-eventyr.
Christiania: J.W. Cappelens Forlag, 1863..
8vo. pp. iv, 225, [1 leaf]plate list. 16 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.). original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (slight foxing to plates). First Edition of the Norwegian translation of this account of the Swedish explorer's Okavango River expedition. Mendelssohn I 65.
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ANN ARBOR. THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MUSEUM OF ART.
African Images Art & Ornament An Exhibition Organized by Graduate Students in the Museum Practice Program.April 3-August 9, 1981.
Ann Arbor: ..
4to. pp. 2 p.l., 68. 65 illus. (colour frontis.). wrs. Exhib. Cat.
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[ARNOLD, Julian Tregenna Biddulph].
Palms And Temples Being Notes Of A Four Months' Voyage upon the Nile.With a Preface By Edwin Arnold.
London: Tinsley Brothers, 1882..
8vo. pp. xii, 371. with half-title. wood-engraved frontis. & additional wood-engraved title. contemporary half chagrin, gilt back (leather chafed, neat gilt institutional crest on upper cover & lower spine, light foxing to outer leaves). First Edition. Arnold gives his impressions of Siût, Girgeh, Assouan, Aboo Simbel, Dakkeh, Mahattah, Karnak, Luxor, Thebes, Denderah, tombs, temples, and other antiquities, native life and customs, scenery, and also provides an account of the shipwreck of their first boat early on in the trip. Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 43.
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Egyptian Papyri And Papyrus-Hunting.
London: The Religious Tract Society, 1925..
8vo. pp. 324. 32 plates (some in colour). A fine copy in original cloth (light spotting to top edge). First Edition.
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BAIKIE, William Balfour [1825-1864].
Narrative Of An Exploring Voyage Up The Rivers Kow'ra And Bi'nue (Commonly Known As The Niger And Tsadda) In 1854.Published With The Sanction Of Her Majesty's Government.
London: John Murray, 1856..
8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [vi]-xvi, 456. lacking half-title. wood-engraved frontis. & title vignette. folding lithographed plan of the Screw Steamship 'Pleiad' & folding map by John Arrowsmith. contemporary half calf (bit rubbed, small chip to upper rear joint). First Edition. Baikie joined the government-sponsored Niger expedition of 1854 as a surgeon and naturalist. One of their primary objectives, which they failed to accomplish, was to make contact with the German explorer, Heinrich Barth, who had reached the upper Niger River from the Sahara. After the death of the captain, Baikie assumed command of the exploring vessel. Under his command, the steamship 'Pleiad' made the first successful voyage up the Niger and its principal tributary, the Benue, traversing over two hundred and fifty miles of previously uncharted water. NCBEL III 1670. National Maritime Museum I 232 (citing map & 4 engraved plates in error).
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BAKER, S[amuel] W[hite] [1821-1893].
Exploration Of The Nile Tributaries Of Abyssinia.The Country, People, Customs.Interspersed With Highly Exciting Adventures Of The Author.Accompanied By Expert Native Sword Hunters.With A Supplementary Sketch Relative To The Captivity And Release
Hartford: O.D.Case & Co. & San Francisco: Francis Dewing & Co., 1868..
8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xx, [1 leaf]list of illus., -624. 2 coloured maps (1 folding) & 21 illus. on 16 plates (incl. frontis.). original cloth, rebacked with spine mounted (rubbed). First American Edition (first published London: 1867). A record of Baker's preliminary journey, in the course of which he mastered Arabic and acquired the use of astronomical instruments. 'The value of.the observations proving the Nile sediment to be due to the Abyssinian tributaries was publicly recognized by Sir Roderick Murchison, president of the R.G.S.' (DNB) cfGay 2578. cfIbrahim-Hilmy I 50.
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BAKER, S[amuel] W[hite] [1821-1893].
The Nile Tributaries Of Abyssinia, And The Sword Hunters Of The Hamran Arabs.New Edition.
London: Macmillan And Co., 1872..
8vo. pp. xix, , 413 + 48(ads). with half-title. 2 partly coloured maps (1 folding) & 24 illus. on 23 wood-engraved plates. original cloth (extremities bit frayed). A record of Baker's preliminary explorations of the Nile tributaries of Abyssinia in which he was engaged for fourteen months before embarking on the journey which led to his greatest achievement, the discovery of the Albert Nyanza, the origin of the Nile. During this period he also mastered Arabic, acquired the use of astronomical instruments, and engaged in big game hunting. "His prowess in the field won for him the friendship and admiration of the Hamran Arabs, themselves mighty hunters." (DNB). "The value of [Baker's] observations proving the Nile sediment to be due to the Abyssinian tributaries was publicly recognised by Sir Roderick Murchison, president of the Royal Geographical Society." (Ibid.). cfGay 2578. cfIbrahim-Hilmy I 50.
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BAKER, Sir Samuel White [1821-1893].
Ismailia Récit D'Une Expédition Dans L'Afrique Centrale Pour L'Abolition De La Traité Des Noirs.Ouvrage Traduit De L'Anglais Avec L'Autorisation De L'Auteur Par Hippolyte Vattemare.
Paris: Hachette Et Cie, 1875..
8vo. pp. 1 p.l., iii, 439. 2 lithographed maps (incl. 1 folding). engraved frontis. portrait. numerous wood-engraved text illus. (most full-page). Uncut & partially unopened in modern quarter calf (small dampmark in outer margin of frontis. & first few leaves, scattered light foxing). First Edition of the French Translation by Hipolyte Vattemare. In 1869, Baker became the first Englishman to undertake high office under the Egyptian government when he was appointed by the Khedive Ismail governor-general of the Equatorial Nile basin for a term of four years, with the rank of pacha and major-general in the Ottoman army. His major tasks were the subjection to Egyptian authority of the countries south of Gondokoro, the suppression of the slave-trade and the opening up of the region to regular trade and commerce. cfBlackmer 66.
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BAKER, Sir Samuel White [1821-1893].
Ismailia: A Narrative Of The Expedition To Central Africa For The Suppression Of The Slave Trade. Organized By Ismail, Khedive Of Egypt.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1875..
8vo. pp. 2 p.l., -542. 2 partly coloured maps (1 folding), engraved frontis. portrait, & 53 wood-engraved plates. original gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (small stain on front cover, large stain on rear cover, extremities frayed). First American Edition. In 1869, Baker became the first Englishman to undertake high office under the Egyptian government when he was appointed by the Khedive Ismail governor-general of the Equatorial Nile basin for a term of four years, with the rank of pacha and major-general in the Ottoman army. His major tasks were the subjection to Egyptian authority of the countries south of Gondokoro, the suppression of the slave-trade and the opening up of the region to regular trade and commerce. cfBlackmer 66. Ibrahim-Hilmy I 49.
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BARTH, Heinrich [1821-1865].
Reiser og Opdagesser I Nord= og Mellem=Afrika.
Copenhagen: Fr. Woldikes, 1860..
2 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 500; 3 p.l., 434. engraved frontis. portrait, folding lithographed map, 8 lithographed plates (incl. folding plan), & 71 wood-engravings in the text. inserted mounted photograph of 4 bare-breasted native women. contemporary half sheep (spine & corners scratched & worn, moderate foxing throughout - heavier on frontis. & titles, library rubberstamp on first title, second title backed). First Edition of the Danish Translation, abridged, of Barth's account of his travels in north and central Africa, 1850-55 (first published simultaneously in English and German in 5 Volumes, 1857-58). '.one of the most fruitful expeditions ever undertaken in inner Africa. In addition to journeys across the Sahara, Barth traversed the country from Lake Chad and Bagirmi on the east to Timbuktu on the west and Cameroon on the south, making prolonged sojourns in the ancient sultanates or emirates of Bornu, Kano, Nupe, Sokoto and Gando and at Timbuktu. He studied minutely the topography, history, civilizations and resources of the countries he visited.For accuracy, interest, variety and extent of information Barth's Travels have few rivals among works of the kind. It is a book that will always rank as a standard authority on the regions in question.'. (Encyc. Britan., 11th Edn.) cfIbrahim-Hilmy I 53-54.
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BECKWITH, Carol & FISHER, Angela.
[New York]: Harry N. Abrams , Inc., ..
2 volumes. folios. pp. 384; 360. colour illus. throughout. biblio. index. cloth. slipcase. First Edition.
$231 USD Book Number: ABE-277435 Order / Enquire
Egypt Imperialism & Revolution...Translated by Jean Stewart.
New York & Washington: Praeger Publishers, ..
8vo. pp. 736. index. cloth. dw. Very good copy. First American Edition.
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BOVILL, E.W. (Editor).
Missions To The Niger. Volume I The Journal Of Friedrich Hornemann's Travels From Cairo To Murzuk In The Years 1797-98. The Letters Of Major Alexander Gordon Laing 1824-26. [Volumes II-III: .The Bornu Mission, 1822-25.].
Cambridge: Published for the Hakluyt Society At The University Press [Second Series: Nos. 123, 128, 129 & 130], 1964-66..
4 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xi, [1 leaf], 406; xiv, 306; xii, [1 leaf], -595x, [1 leaf], -798. with half-titles. 37 plates (incl. 4 frontis. portraits), & 24 maps & charts (12 folding -1 in rear pocket), 4 full-page in the text). several text illus. (incl. 1 plan). with half-titles. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth. Vols. II-IV with Dw. (small stain to lower spine of Vol. I).
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