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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)]. 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.
Source of the Blue Nile
Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile
in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, & 1773. To which is prefixed a Life of the Author. Edinburgh and London Printed by James Ballantyne, for Archibald Constable & Co. and Manners and Miller; and T.N. Longman and O. Rees. 1804-1805
The Second edition, corrected and enlarged. Atlas in 4to, pp.16, 79 plates and 3 large folding maps, with seven 8vo text volumes, pp.ccclxviii, 159, , portrait frontis; viii, 497, ; viii, 531, ; viii, 402, frontis; viii, 512, frontis; viii, 549, ; iv, 436. Bound without half titles. A handsome set bound in full contemporary calf. A few hinges cracked, but firm. A little light spotting scattered throughout, but more prominent in volumes 1, 4, and 5 on title & frontis (see photo). Some boards a little scuffed. The atlas is lightly foxed throughout. One text leaf is detached and dog-eared (but present).
The Contendings of the Apostles.
Being the Histories of the Lives and Martyrdoms and Deaths of the Twelve Apostles and Evangelists. The Ethiopic Texts now first edited from Manuscripts in the British Museum, with an English Translation. Vol.I. The Ethiopic Text. Vol.II. (1901) The English translation. London 1899
First edition Two volumes, pp.xxii, 601, 2 plates; xvi, 736. A very good set in slightly marked original cloth.
Superb chromolithograph plates
The life of Takla Haymanot in the version of Dabra Libanos, and the miracles of Takla Haymanot in the version of Dabra Libanos, and the book of the riches of Kings.
The Ethiopic Texts, from the British Museum Ms. Oriental 723, edited with English translations, to which is added an English translation of the Waldebban version. London Privately printed for Lady Meux. Plates by W. Griggs. 1906
First edition Two volumes, large folio, pp.lxiii, 396, 141, 165 superb chromolithograph plates. One of 250 copies. A very good set in original cloth, some light rubbing to edges.
The lives of Maba Seyon and Gabra Krestos.
The Ethiopic texts edited with an English translation and a chapter on the illustrations of Ethiopic Mss. London W. Griggs, Chromo-Lithographer to the Queen. 1898
First edition Folio, pp.lxxxiii, 144, 63, 92 colour plates, 33 illustrations. Lady Meux Manuscript No.1. No.229 of 300 copies only. A very good copy in the original blind-stamped leather, neatly recased.
The Miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Life of Hanna (Saint Anne), and the Magical Prayers of 'Aheta Mikael.
The Ethiopic Texts, edited with English translations, etc. London W. Griggs, Chromo-Lithographer to Her Majesty the Queen. 1900
First edition Folio, pp.lxv, 116, 111 colour plates. Lady Meux Manuscripts Nos.2-5. A very good copy in the original full leather binding, ornately blind stamped. Neatly recased, a little rubbed at edges of spine.
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.