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BERQUE, Jacques.
Egypt Imperialism & Revolution...Translated by Jean Stewart.
New York & Washington: Praeger Publishers, [1972]..
8vo. pp. 736. index. cloth. dw. Very good copy. First American Edition.
$75 USD                          Book Number: dola717                         Order / Enquire



BERZOCK, Kathleen Bickford.
For Hearth And Altar: African Ceramics From The Keith Archepohl Collection.
Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago & New Haven & London: Yale University Press, [2005]..
4to. pp. 203. profusely illus. (most colour). cloth. dw. (scratches on rear dw. else very good). First Edition. Published in conjunction with an exhibition.
$125 USD                          Book Number: dola2118                         Order / Enquire



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], [309]-595x, [1 leaf], [599]-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).
$350 USD                          Book Number: AVIssBOV44                         Order / Enquire



BREASTED, James Henry [1865-1935].
A History Of Egypt From The Earliest Times To The Persian Conquest.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1931]..
8vo. pp. xxix, [1 leaf], 634.13 maps & plans (1 colour folding).186 plates & text illlus. (incl. colour frontis.). index. original gilt-stamped decorative cloth. Second Edition, Fully Revised.
$200 USD                          Book Number: elala3620                         Order / Enquire



BROWN, William Harvey [1862-1913].
On The South African Frontier The Adventures And Observations Of An American In Mashonaland And Matabeleland.
London: Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, 1899..
8vo. pp. xxii, [1 leaf], 430. with half-title. 2 folding coloured maps & 32 plates (incl. frontis.). tipped-in facsimile letter. original gilt-lettered cloth, t.e.g. (cloth slightly discoloured & trifle frayed at extremities, neat gilt institutional crest on upper cover, erased stamp on title, faint foxing to some plates & neighbouring leaves). First London Edition. "This book is a narrative of the author's experiences and observations, partly as naturalist of an expedition sent by the U.S. Government in 1899 to the west coast of Africa, but mainly as collector, big game hunter, gold seeker, landowner, citizen, and soldier during seven years' participation in the settlement and early development of Rhodesia. " (Preface) Brown joined Cecil Rhodes' pioneer expedition to Matabeleland in 1891, and fought in the Matabele and Mashona uprisings. His sporting adventures included hunting for antelope, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, buffalo, and lion. Inserted at the front is a facsimile letter from Cecil Rhodes attesting to the truthfulness of Brown's narrative. Mendelssohn I p. 308. Czech p. 24. Hosken p. 28. cfSmith B142.
$256 USD                          Book Number: AOWTBROW43                         Order / Enquire



BRUCE, James [1730-1794].
Travels To Discover The Source Of The Nile, In The Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, And 1773.
Edinburgh: Printed by J.Ruthven for G.G.J. and J.Robinson, London, 1790.
5 Volumes. 4to. pp. 6 p.l., lxxxiii, 535; 2 p.l., viii, 718; 2 p.l., viii, 759; 2 p.l., viii, 695; 2 p.l., xiv, 230, [9]index, [1]errata. complete with half-titles but lacking plate list. 3 large folding engraved maps, 58 engraved plates of animals, birds, plants, battle plans (each with leaf of explanation opposite), & 4 leaves of Ethiopic script. engraved title vignettes & headpiece. contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, corners renewed (some scarring to covers, some offsetting from plates, 1 map foxed otherwise the foxing is minor & infrequent, 1 spine label renewed, a few short marginal tears). Exlibris of explorer & author Wilfred Thesiger. First Edition. Bruce spent five years (1768-73) travelling extensively in upper Egypt and Abyssinia, and reached the source of the Blue Nile, following it to its confluence with the White Nile. His history and description of Abyssinia are particularly valuable, as the country had been visited only once by a European (Poncet) in the previous one hundred and fifty years. Bruce immediately won the respect and admiration of the Abyssinians on account of his imposing physical appearance and manner, his courage, knowledge of Geez, and horsemanship, as well as his acquired skill in medicine, which allowed him to save some members of the royal family of Abyssinia from smallpox. His narrative also contains sections on the history and religion of Egypt, Indian trade, the invention of the alphabet, and an appendix (Volume V), entitled Select Specimens of Natural History, describing and illustrating various plants, birds, animals, and insects, including the rhinoceros, hyaena, fennec, and lynx. All of the maps and plates of natural history subjects, artifacts, antiquities, and monuments are based on Bruce's own drawings and those of his companion, Italian draughtsman, Luigi Balugani. Bruce believed he had discovered the source of the true Nile when he reached the springs of the Blue Nile in 1770. "He had not reached the source of the true Nile, but only that of its considerable tributary. He was also in error.in regarding himself as the first European who had reached these fountains.There is a sense, however, in which Bruce may be more justly esteemed the discoverer of the fount of the Blue Nile than Paez, who stumbled upon it by accident, and, absorbed by missionary zeal, thought little of the exploit to which Bruce had dedicated his life." (DNB) The fame and interest of Bruce's travels are due in part to the vivid and robust style in which his narrative is written: "He will always remain the poet, and his work the epic, of African travel." (DNB) Blackmer 221. Brunet I 1283. Cox I 388-89. Gay 44. Ibrahim-Hilmy I 91. Nissen, ZBI, 617. cfMendelssohn I 311.
$9990 USD    Book Number: elala1613         Order / Enquire




BRYANT, Jacob [1715-1804].
Observations And Inquiries Relating To Various Parts Of Ancient History; Containing Dissertations On The Wind Euroclydon, And On The Island Melite, Together With An Account Of Egypt In Its Most Early States.
Cambridge: Printed by J.Archdeacon, Sold by T. & J.Merrill and T.Payne, 1767..
4to. pp. 8 p.l., 324, [1 leaf]errata. 6 folding engraved maps, 1 engraved plate, & 1 engraving in the text. contemporary mottled calf, gilt back (head of spine worn, joints partly cracked, some light foxing). from the Signet Library, with gilt crests on sides. First Edition. The English antiquary's first work, in which he attacked the opinions of Bochart, Beza, Grotius, Bentley, and others. The first tract concerns the wind mentioned by St. Luke under the name of Euroclydon. The second is a dissertation on the two islands, Melite Illyrica, and Melita Africana, in which Bryant attempts to prove that the former was the island on which the apostle St. Paul was shipwrecked. The last and longest tract is an historical-geographical treatise on ancient Egypt, in which Bryant situates and describes Goshen, Zoan, Onium, Heliopolis, &c. Cox I 230. Blackmer 226. Ibrahim-Hilmy I 102.
$1217 USD                          Book Number: AYAseBRY35                         Order / Enquire



BRYDEN, H[enry] A[nderson] [1854-1937].
Nature And Sport In South Africa.
London:Chapman And Hall, 1897..
8vo. pp. xvi, 314. frontis. with half-title & tipped-in notice to subscribers. untrimmed in original gilt-stamped cloth with printed slip of Mudie's Select Library on front cover, top edge gilt (endpapers renewed). ownership entry of Canadian author Thomas Conant [1842-1905]. First Edition. Mendelssohn I 319.
$256 USD                          Book Number: AYDtuBRY72                         Order / Enquire



BUCHSER, Frank.
Ritt Ins Dunkle Marokko Tagebuch seiner ersten marokkanischen Reise 1858.Eingeleitet und herausgegeben von Gottfried Wälchli.
Aarau & Leipzig: Verlag H.R. Sauerländer & Co., [1937]..
8vo. pp. 247, [1]. 19 plates, 1 tipped-in facsimile letter, & 1 map. cloth (covers bit bowed, institutional bookplate). dw. (spine yellowed, extremities chipped).
$61 USD                          Book Number: TCHttBUC42                         Order / Enquire



BUNBURY, Charles J[ames] F[ox] [1809-1886].
Journal Of A Residence At The Cape Of Good Hope; With Excursions into the Interior, and Notes on the Natural History, and the Native Tribes.
London: John Murray, 1848..
12mo. pp. xii, 297, [3]ads. 5 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.). Fine copy in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (plates lightly foxed). Inscription on half-title: "To Miss Emily Osborne with the love of the Wife of the Author, June 1879". First Edition. "Mr. (afterwards Sir Charles) Bunbury accompanied his friend, Sir George Napier, the Governor of the Cape Colony, on his voyage to Africa in 1837, and remained there for fourteen months, during which time he busied himself with botanical research, travelling over a considerable part of South Africa. In the course of his journeys he had ample opportunity of observing the political state of the country, and refers to the necessity for a firm and consistent policy.He refers to the Great Trek of the Boers which was still proceeding, and enters into the reasons for this step." (Mendelssohn) Mendelssohn I 328.
$564 USD                          Book Number: ANBurBUN83                         Order / Enquire



BURCHELL, William John [1781-1863].
Travels In The Interior Of Southern Africa.
London: Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, 1822-24.
2 Volumes. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-viii, [8], 582; 3 p.l., 648. complete with errata slip but lacking half-titles. Hints on Emigration bound at the beginning of the first volume. large folding engraved map & 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates (5 folding). 96 wood-engravings in the text. full modern dark blue morocco (occasional minor offsetting or light foxing, short tear in map fold - no loss). First edition. "The most valuable and accurate work on South Africa published up to the first quarter of the nineteenth century, and embracing a description of a large part of the Cape Colony and Bechuanaland at this period. Theal ('History of South Africa, 1795-1834') remarks that the author was 'a man of talent, an easy writer, and scrupulously exact in his descriptions', and according to Sclater he was 'a most skillful and well-trained zoologist and botanist, and his observations are all accurate and methodical.' Burchell penetrated as far as 'Lattakoo' (afterwards known as Kuruman), and during his explorations, which extended over a period of four years, made important collections of the fauna, flora, and curiosities of the country, together with a large number of drawings. Generally speaking, Burchell appears to have been favourably impressed by the Boers.The author's name is perpetuated in the country by the appellation of 'Burchell's Zebra' (equus burchelli), a species of quagga discovered by him 'in the country immediately to the north of the Orange River.he was also the first to mention the existence of asbestos in this part of the country. The illustrations in the volumes are characterized by great beauty and accuracy, and it is stated in the Preface that, 'in order to ensure greater correctness in the vignettes, the author has made all these drawings upon the blocks themselves'; the coloured plates are particularly admired, and the drawings from which they were engraved were prepared with great care by the artist, and were untouched by any other hand. The work is now extremely scarce, many copies having been broken up in the middle of the nineteenth century for the plates." (Mendelssohn) Some of the panoramic views were executed on the then practically unknown principle of scenographic projection on the surface of a revolving cylinder. The work covers Burchell's explorations in 1811 and 1812. A third volume relating his travels from 1812 to 1815 was projected but never published. In all Burchell claimed that his African collections consisted of 63,000 natural objects, 500 drawings, and a mass of astronomical, meteorological, and other observations and notes. A selection of his specimens were presented to the British museum following his return and are now in South Kensington. Abbey, Travel, 327. Mendelssohn I p. 224. Prideaux pp. 239 & 329. Tooley 116.
$9000 USD    Book Number: elala3751         Order / Enquire




BURROWS, Guy.
The Curse Of Central Africa.To Which Is Incorporated A Campaign Amongst Cannibals By Edgar Canisius.
London: R.A.Everett & Co., Ltd., 1903..
8vo. pp. xxviii, [20], 276, [4], viii, [10], 18(ads). frontis. portrait, folding colour map & numerous text illus. (some full-page). original gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (rubbed, slightly shaken). First Edition, Second Impression. A gruesome exposé of the cruelties, excesses, and atrocities committed by the Belgian administration in the Congo, written by the former district commissioner of the Aruwimi District of the Congo Free State. Hosken p. 33.
$749 USD                          Book Number: elala3336                         Order / Enquire



BURROWS, Guy.
The Land Of The Pigmies. With Introduction By H.M.Stanley, M.P.
New York & Boson: Thomas Y.Crowell & Company, [c1898]..
8vo. pp. xxx, [3]-299. with half-title. frontis. portrait & 99 text illus. (many full-page). original cloth (rubbed, front hinge cracked, few institutional rubberstamps & labels, occasional light marginal soiling). First American Edition. During his three-year stay in the Congo Free State, Burrows commanded the Welle-Mobanghi division and the Makua (Upper Welle) and Rubi-Welle Zones.
$205 USD                          Book Number: ARReBURR79                         Order / Enquire



BURTON, Sir Richard Francis [1821-1890].
The Lake Regions Of Central Africa A Picture Of Exploration.
London: Longman, Green, Longman, And Roberts, 1860.
2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xvi, [1 leaf], 412; vi, [1 leaf], 468 +24(ads). with half-titles. folding partly coloured map, 12 chromoxylographed plates (incl. 2 frontis.) & 22 wood engravings in the text. original orange-red cloth (bit soiled, library markings neatly removed from titles & lower spines, otherwise very good). First Edition, Second Issue. An account of Burton's 1856-59 expedition in company with John Hanning Speke to central east Africa in search of the the source of the Nile. Setting out from Zanzibar, the expedition endured incredible difficulties and hardships due in part to the untrustworthiness of their followers as to opposion from native tribes before arriving at Lake Tanganyika, the largest of the Central African lakes on February 14, 1858 almost eight months later. Following three months spent exploring the shores of the lake, the return journey was commenced and Speke was detached to verify reports of another lake to the northward, which he only sighted from a distance, and surmised to be the true source of the white Nile. This lake, the Victoria Nyanza, was later proven by Speke to be the source on a subsequent expedition in company with James Augustus Grant, but his surmise led to a bitter and celebrated feud with Burton. In the preface Burton dismisses Speke as being no more than a subordinate on the expedition, never having held the position of surveyor as he claimed upon his return to England. Penzer pp. 65-66. Hosken p. 34.
$6480 USD    Book Number: elala627         Order / Enquire




[BUXTON, Hannah Maude [b. 1872], Clare Emily BUXTON, & Theresa BUXTON].
The Either Side Of The Red Sea With Illustrations Of The Granite Ranges Of The Eastern Desert Of Egypt, And Of Sinai. By H.M.B., C.E.B. And T.B. With An Introduction And Footnotes By E[dward] N[orth] Buxton.
London: Edward Stanford, 1895..
8vo. pp. vi, 163. with half-title. 53 plates (incl. frontis.) after photographs taken by the authors. text illus. original gilt-stamped cloth (new endpapers, covers warped, crack in back cover). Mudie's Select Library label on upper cover. ownership entry of Canadian author, Thomas Conant [1842-1905]. First Edition.
$125 USD                          Book Number: elala2412                         Order / Enquire


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