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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.
Alphabetum Aethiopicum, sive Abyssinum.
Cum Oratione Dominicali, Salutatione Angelica, Symbolo Fidei, & praeceptis Decalogi, Latina lingua compositis, & charactere Aethiopico impressis. Rome Typis Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide 1631
First edition, pp.16. A very good copy bound for preservation in recent half calf, cloth boards. A few scattered spots.
Philologia Orientalis 195
with Teheran, Port Arthur, and Peking. Handbook for Travellers. Leipzig Karl Baedeker 1914
First edition in English, pp.lxiv, 590, 40 maps and 78 plans. A very good copy in original cloth. Large general map carelessly opened and torn at edge, light stain to edge of title and following few pages. Spine faded.
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.
A trio on travellers
The Gypsies of Yetholm: Historical, Traditional, Philological, and Humorous. [bound with Stuart's] David Blythe, The Gipsy King: A Character Sketch. [and] The Yetholm History of the Gypsies. Three Volumes bound in One.
Kelso J. & J.H. Rutherfurd 1882-84
First edition Three volumes bound in one, pp.192, frontis; 27, 5, mounted photographic frontis; 152, mounted photographic frontis, plate, folding chart. A very good copy bound in contemporary half morocco, marbled boards. Inscribed to John Turnbull, with complts. of the publisher, Jas. H. Rutherford.
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.