Fantastic Library / Collection with 250 rare books on Africa, its Colonial and Missionary History, Big Game Hunting & Sporting, its political and anthropological background reflected in publications from the middle of the 19th century until 1970. The majority of the publications are rare books, printed between 1880 and 1940.
London and others, (c. 1855 – 1970). Octavo / Quarto. More than 5000 pages with many photographs, illustrations and books with vintage maps etc. Original Hardcover and Softcover publications. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Full inventory list with photographs and detailed descriptions upon request. The price includes an upgrade to worldwide free shipping of the collection per UPS Express Courier.
You can see all books included in this collection described in detail and with photographs on our website !
The collection includes for example the following rare books of Africana [Just a selection !]:
Pemba – The Spice Island of Zanzibar. With 30 Illustrations [and a large, fold-out-map of Pemba Island].
London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1913. 15 cm x 22.5 cm. Frontispiece, 351 pages. Hardcover [publisher’s original blue cloth] with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Top edge gilt. Very good+, actually excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Interior bright and clean. The best condition we encountered of this book which is usually only available as former library-copies.
[see our Inventory Number: 120149AB]
Massam, J.A. [Keiyo / The Elgeyo].
The Cliff Dwellers of Kenya – An Account of a People Driven by Raids, Famine and Drought to Take Refuge on the Inaccessible Ledges of Precipitous Mountains, with a Description of their Ways of Living, Social System, Manners and Customs, Religion, Magic & Superstitions. With Many Illustrations & 2 Maps.
First Edition. London, Seeley, Service & Co., 1927. 14 cm x 22 cm. Frontispiece, 268 pages. 26 monochrome images on 15 plates. 2 maps, including 1 fold-out map at front detailing the cliffs of Kenya. With 12 additional pages of advertising to the rear of the binding: “Seeley’s Books of Travel” – Including one piece of Ephemera loosely inserted: Advertising leaf for Walter G. Ivens – “The Island Builders of the Pacific”. Hardcover [publisher’s original blue cloth] with gilt lettering on spine. Gilt design on front board. Very good + condition with only minor signs of external wear. A very tiny stain to endpaper and pastedown. Interior bright and clean with sharp corners. Extremely rare, rather scarce publication !
[see our Inventory Number: 120067AB]
Four Years in Paradise.
New York, Garden City Publishing Co. Inc., 1941. 15 cm x 23.5 cm. 345 pages. 54 illustrations on 34 plates. Hardcover [publisher’s original faded- green cloth] with gilt lettering on spine. Very good- condition with clear signs of external wear. Tail of spine lightly frayed / Cover slightly stained. Small abrasions to lower corners of boards. Light damp stains on front and rear boards. Signed and inscribed by the author, Osa Johnson, on half-title: “Best African Wishes – Osa Johnson”.
Includes, for example, the following illustrations: Wild Zebra Training at Rattray’s / Water for a Samburur Chieftain / Meru Warriors / The Habash of Abyssinia amd His Bodyguard etc.
[see our Inventory Number: 120008AB]
[Crawford, Mabel] Anonymous.
London, Richard Bentley, 1863. 12 cm x 19 cm. Frontispiece, XVI, 362 pages. The frontispiece is a colour-lithograph of El Kantara. Attractive hardcover [publisher’s original purple cloth] with gilt lettering and ornamental design on spine. Gilt lettering and richly decorative tooling on front board. Blind tooling on back board also. Pebbled boards. All edges gilt. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Cloth frayed at spine head and tail. Cracking to gutter between front pastedown and endpaper. Binding still good and firm. Some foxing to endpapers. Interior very clean and bright. Some untrimmed pages. Handwritten messgae on front endpaper reads “A Prize gained by Louisea Mells for Progress in her French studies, Xmas. 1869. Magdalen House.”
Includes, for example, the following: Traits of Moorish Life / The Maraboo / Beautiful Koubba of Sidi Boumedian / Koleah / Kabyle and Arab Contrasted / A Saharian Scene / Algerian Colonisation / Garden at Salah Bey etc.
[see our Inventory Number: 120018AB]
[Marriott Mena House Hotel] Bentley, Arthur, J.M. / Griffinhoofe, C.G.
Wintering in Egypt. Part I.: Under the Shadow of the Pyramids. Part II.: Hints to Invalids.
London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., 1894. 26.5 cm x 18.5 cm. Frontispiece, VI, 188 pages.18 illustrations including a map of the region around the Pyramids of Gizeh Mena Hotel, Bulak. Hardcover [publisher’s original green cloth] with gilt lettering and gilt embossed pictoral on front board. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Lower corner boards slightly bumped. Marking on front paste-down. Valleys between pastedowns and endpapers show tears. Binding a little shaky but overall still firm and strong. Interior is clean and bright. Extremely scarce publication !
Includes, for example, the following: The Desert and the Nile Valley / Mena House/ Inside the Great Pyramid / The Cemetry at Memphis / The Bazaars in Cairo / Christian and Mohammedan Observances / The Sphinx by Moonlight / Snipe-shooting in Egypt / etc.
The book is divided into two parts: The first part deals primarily with describing Egypt as a tourist destination – the sights, scenes and peoples encountered; the second part of the book offers “Hints to Invalids. Suggestions to Medical Men.″
[see our Inventory Number: 120023AB]