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Historia dos Soberanos Mohametanos das primeiras quatro dyastias,
e de parte da quinta, que reinarao na Mauritania, escripta em Arabe por Abu-Mohammed Assaleh, e traduiza, e annotada por Fr. Joze de Santo Antonio Moura. Lisbon Typografia da Mesma Academia 1828
First edition, 4to, pp. [iv], 454, [iv (advertisements)]. Text in Portuguese. A very good copy rebound in modern half calf over cloth boards; minor damp-staining along the lower fore-edge.
COPAC lists 3 copies (BL, Cambridge and Oxford)
Sul d'Angola. Relatorio de um Governo de Distrito (1908-1910).
Lisboa. Composio e impresso na Typ. do Annuario Commercial 1912
First edition 4to, pp.xix, illustrations, maps, 26 folding maps and charts. A good copy in rather worn original wrappers, occasional spotting. Maps lightly spotted but in very good condition.
The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and Exploration of the Nile Sources. [Two volumes]
London MacMillan and Co. 1867
[Second edition] Two volumes, pp.xxxii, 371 (page xix-xx misbound); x, , 372, 2 frontis, 12 plates, 20 illustrations, 2 maps, 1 folding. A very good used set in original gilt pictorial cloth. Minor wear to head and tail of spine. Inner rear hinge of Vol. 1 strained, folding map torn without loss. Without half-title.
1748: Utopian novel
The Adventures of Sigr. Gaudentio di Lucca.
Being the substance of his examination before the Fathers of the Inquisition at Bologna in Italy: giving an account of an unknown country in the midst of the Deserts of Africa, the Origine and Antiquity of the People, their Religion, Customs, Polity, and Laws. Copied from the original manuscript in St. Mark's Library at Venice. With critical notes of the learned Signor Rhedi, sometime Keeper of the said Library. To which is prefixed, a Letter of the Secretary of the Inquisition, shewing the Reasons of Signor Gaudentio?s being apprehended, and the Manner of it. London printed for W. Innys, R. Manby and H.S. Cox. 1748
The second edition. Faithfully translated from the Italian. pp.xii, 24, 291. A very good copy bound in nineteenth century quarter calf, marbled boards. Bookplate of Kenneth Roberts (20thC).
A comparative grammar of South African languages.
Part I: Phonology. Part II: The concord. Cape Town 1862-69
First edition pp.xii, 92; (xiii)-xxii, (93)-322. A very good copy bound in later (circa 1900 ?) full leather, a little rubbed. Blind stamp of British and Foreign Bible Society and shelf mark on spine.
The Ashanti War.
A Narrative Prepared from the Official Documents by Permission of Major-General Sir Garnet Wolseley. Two Volumes. London 1874
First edition Two volumes, pp.xi, 427; vi, 367, 54. 5 folding maps, folding facsimile letter. A very good set in original cloth, minor wear to head and tails of spines.
Histoire de l'Afrique et de l'Espagne, sous la domination des Arabes:
composee sur differens manuscrits Arabes de la Bibliotheque du Roi. Paris Chez Saillant 1765
First edition Three volumes, pp.xxiii, , 402, [6, errata, approbation, privilege]; [ii], 400; [ii], 336. A very good set recently bound in half calf, cloth boards.
Narrative of an Expedition from Tripoli in Barbary to the western Frontier of Egypt in 1817 by the Bey of Tripoli,
in Letters to Dr. Viviani of Genoa, with an Appendix containing Instructions for navigating the Great Syrtis. Translated from the Italian by Anthony Aufrere. London printed for John and Arthur Arch 1822
First English edition 8vo, pp. xv, 238, [ii (advertisements)], large folding engraved map, small woodcut illustrations in the text. A very good copy in the original boards, paper label on spine. Upper hinge torn. Very light foxing to some pages and map.
Journal of a Second Expedition into the Interior of Africa, from the Bight of Benin to Soccatoo.
To which is added, the Journal of Richard Lander from Kano to the Sea-Coast, partly by a more Eastern Route. London 1829
First edition 4to, pp.xxiii, [iv], 355, portrait frontis, 2 maps, 1 folding. A very good copy attractively rebound in full speckled calf, gilt tooling on spine. Minor spotting to frontis and title. Offsetting to map, map torn at folds. Without half-title.
A History of the Island of Madagascar,
comprising a political account of the island, the religion, manners and customs of its inhabitants, and its natural productions. With an appendix... London: Burton and Smith 1822
First edition pp.xv, , 369, [3, errata leaf], large folding map. A very good copy bound in nineteenth century half morocco, marbled boards. Map badly folded and torn on fold (without loss).
The Life of John William Colenso, D.D. Bishop of Natal.
London W. Ridgway 1888
First edition Two volumes, pp.xv, 708 - 1 pages advertisements; vi, 723, 3 photogravure portraits. Original blue cloth, with a little bruising to spine extremities and corners. Front and rear endpapers of volume one cracked at hinges, though joints are sound. Signet library bookplates. A very good set.
Carthage and her Remains;
being an Account of the Excavations and Researches on the Site of the Phoenician Metropolis in Africa, and other adjacent places. Conducted under the Auspices of Her Majesty's Government. London Richard Bentley 1861
First edition. pp.xvi, 631 plus 25 lithographic and woodcut plates (2 coloured), 7 plans (1 extending, 1 folding) and an extending map. A near fine copy in full contemporary calf Eton prize binding, spine elaborately decorated gilt in panels. Inscription in ink on first blank.
La Nouvelle Egypte:
Ce qu'on dit, ce qu'on voit du Caire a Fashoda. Paris Librairie Universelle 1905
First edition 4to, pp.420, numerous half-tone illustrations in the text. Number 183 (of 500) of the de luxe edition, signed by the editor. Bound in contemporary half black morocco with cloth boards, the leather scuffed and worn. Light foxing to the half-title and title pages, otherwise clean. Armorial bookplate of Sir Francis Reginald Wingate.
Resultati Scientifici della Missione alla Oasi di Giarabub (1926-1927). [Four Volumes].
Fasc. I: La Morfologia; Fasc. II: La Geologia; Fasc. III: La Paleontologia; Fasc. IV: Notizie Geografico-Fisiche E Biologiche. Roma 1928-1931
First edition Four Volumes, pp.79, v; 83-163, folding map; 167-441; 445-568. 47 plates, folding map. Reale Societa Geografica Italiana. A very good set in original wrappers, some slight wear to extremities.
Voyage Archéologique dans la Régence de Tunis;
exécuté et publié sous les auspices et aux frais de M. H. d'Albert, Duc de Luynes. Paris Henri Plon 1862
First edition Two volumes, tall 8vo, pp.xv, 437; 395 with a folding plate reproducing the bilingual inscription of Thugga, and a large folding map of the Regency. A very good set bound in later half red crushed morocco, marbled paper boards. The upper board of volume I and lower board of volume II just a little rubbed. Spines faded, though lettering distinct. A very little light browning to a few pages, and light foxing to map. A near fine set of this very scarce work.
Navigantium atque Itinerantium Biblioteca, or a Compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels: Volume 1
First edition Volume one only (of 2), folio, pp.[xiv], xli, lxii-lxvii, 287, 305-468, 501-635, 685-820, 831-862, [xiv], engraved frontispiece with 4 portraits, 9 engraved plates, 6 double-page and folding maps by Herman Moll (a few slightly torn in fold) (Complete despite odd pagination) Contemporary calf, blindstamped panels with gilt double fillet round covers (rubbed), rebacked with modern calf in compartments, old lettering piece. A few stains and minor tears. Signature of Hew Dalrymple, North Berwick, on verso of frontispiece.
Sabin 30482; Cox 1, p.10