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Voyage dans le Sud-Ouest De l'Afrique ou récits déxplorations faites en 1861 et 1862 Depuis la baie Valfich jusqu'aux chutes Victoria, Baines, Thomas ; Launay, Belin-De (trauidts et abrégés par)
1 Baines, Thomas ; Launay, Belin-De (trauidts et abrégés par) Voyage dans le Sud-Ouest De l'Afrique ou récits déxplorations faites en 1861 et 1862 Depuis la baie Valfich jusqu'aux chutes Victoria
Librairie de L Hachette & Cie., Paris 1868 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
298 pages (complete). In French throughout. The front pastedown has a rustic, serene ex-libris plate indicating previous ownership of this copy by the esteemed Africana experts and collectors, Edna and Frank Bradlow. Fully bound in tan leather. The spine has four ridges, gilt titling and ridge-edging. A most agreeable, avuncular copy. The boards have some very mild shelving wear about the edges. The faces are elegant, handsome. They have mild scuffing, marks from age and shelving. They are healthy, steady, sound. The contents are most gratifying. All plates and map present. The pages have marks appropriate to sanguine aging. They are however, mild-mannered, benevolent, clean, clear, tight, hale and sure, assured and amenable. A comfortable, contented copy. fk 
Price: 142.50 USD
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John Barrow's, Esqs. ebemahligen Sekret?¤rs des Grafen Macartney, Uber-Rechnungsrathes auf dem Vorgebirge der guten hoffnung und Sekret?¤rs des General-Lieutenants, Franz Dundas, w?¤hrend dessen dasiger Regierung, neue Reise in das Innere von S?¼dafrika - nebst Robert Semple's Beschreibung der Capstadt un Schilderung seiner Einwohner., Barrow, John ; Semple, Robert ; Bergk, I A (transl)
2 Barrow, John ; Semple, Robert ; Bergk, I A (transl) John Barrow's, Esqs. ebemahligen Sekret?¤rs des Grafen Macartney, Uber-Rechnungsrathes auf dem Vorgebirge der guten hoffnung und Sekret?¤rs des General-Lieutenants, Franz Dundas, w?¤hrend dessen dasiger Regierung, neue Reise in das Innere von S?¼dafrika - nebst Robert Semple's Beschreibung der Capstadt un Schilderung seiner Einwohner.
Anton Doll (In Kommission den...), Wien 1805 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
429 pages plus 3 pages advertising plus folded map (complete). In German throughout. Teutonic font. A book to bring shivers of delight to any lover of old books. Cotton rag paper. Three title pages. The title quoted is of the third. The first is as: "Bibliothek der neuesten und interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen./line/ Zwen und zwanzigster Band, enth?¤lt: John Reise in das Innere von S?¼dafrika"/ line/ Wien, 1805. In commission ben Anton Doll." Second is as: "Archiv der neuesten und interssantesten Reisebeschreibungen./ line/ Zebnter Band, enth?¤lt: John Barrow's neue Reise in das Innere von S?¼dafrika./ line/ Wien, 1805. In commission ben Anton Doll." This page has a stamped emblem: Habsburg Imperial Crest with leitmotif: Litomericensis sig Gymnasii Regii" showing possible ownership by this Czech academy. The front pastedown has a serene ex-libris plate showing previous ownership by Edna and Frank Bradlow, the esteemed Africana collectors and specialists. Included: correspondence regarding this copy, between the Africana Library in Johannesburg and Frank Bradlow in Cape Town. A much owned but comfortable and contented copy. The boards are plain, resolute. They are much worn, scuffed and marked all about. The spine too, has wear. Both the boards and spine are stead and sure. The paper is healthy. Untrimmed. The two illustrations are on blue paper. The pages are clean, clear, elderly, benevolent, worthy, more than competent, eager even, thrilling. A bibliophile's book indeed!! fk 
Price: 475.00 USD
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Limpopo Journey, Birkby, Carel
3 Birkby, Carel Limpopo Journey
Frederick Muller Ltd., London 1939 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Hardcover Signed
274 pages (complete). A scruffy but comfortable copy. Most warmly inscribed on the reverse-frontispage by Birkby (dated: Christmas Day 1939). The boards are much worn, marked and stained from storage. They are resolute and sure. Within, the contents too have wear and evidence of contented use. The pages are yet relaxed, clear, certain, amiable and congenial. fk 
Price: 44.65 USD
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My Ryperd, My Man en Ek .... : Ria Bosman-Naysmith se avontuurrit te perd deur Afrika, Bosman-Naysmith, Ria
4 Bosman-Naysmith, Ria My Ryperd, My Man en Ek .... : Ria Bosman-Naysmith se avontuurrit te perd deur Afrika
The author 0620007648 / 9780620007641 First Edition Hardcover Good Poor Hardcover 
97 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. Bosman-Naysmith's extraordinary journey, with her husband, on two Lesotho ponies, across Africa to attend the Olympic Games in Munich. The dustjacket is much worn all about. It is scuffed and marked. It is placid, sure. The boards are very smart, neat and healthy. Within, the pages are comfortable, clean, clear, tidy. fk 
Price: 22.80 USD
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Islands in a Forgotten Sea, Bulpin, T V
5 Bulpin, T V Islands in a Forgotten Sea
Howard Timmins 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover Telford, A A 
435 pages (complete). A contented copy. The dustjacket has wear, creasing and scuffing. It is relaxed and sure. The boards are placid. They have shelving marks and wear to the edges. The trims have shelving marks. The contents are mild-mannered, tight, clean, clear, convivial. fk 
Price: 38.00 USD
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Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa - 2 Volumes - Facsimile Reprint, Burchell Esq., William J ; Gordon-Brown, A (intro)
6 Burchell Esq., William J ; Gordon-Brown, A (intro) Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa - 2 Volumes - Facsimile Reprint
C Struik (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town 1967 Reprint Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
Two volumes (complete). Numbered 479 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Facsimile reprint of original 1824 edition. A clubbable set. The boards are placid. Vol 1: the pages trims have foxing. The pages and illustration plates are most agreeable and charming. The plates are amiable and convivial and gentle. The pages are bold, generous, clean, clear. Vol 2: A comfortable, comforting book. The trims are foxed. The pages are companionable, generous. The illustrations are bright, clear and most attractive. Quite lovely. fk 
Price: 218.50 USD
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Stop Throwing Stones - Attacking Africa : a man and his motorbike, Davey, Gareth Bok
7 Davey, Gareth Bok Stop Throwing Stones - Attacking Africa : a man and his motorbike
The Author, Australia 2011 0646552120 / 9780646552125 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Fair Hardcover 
256 pages (complete). A most agreeable book. The dustjacket is bright and evocative. There is wear about the edges and some light scuffing and storage marks. The dj is secure and comfortable. The matte covers are tidy and smooth. The corners have some very light wear. Within, the contents are near immaculate. The pages are very bright, very energetic, youthful, clean, clear, fresh - as if almost new throughout. fk 
Price: 57.00 USD
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Klein Reis Deur Drakenstein, de Klerk, W A
8 de Klerk, W A Klein Reis Deur Drakenstein
Perskor-Uitgewery, Johannesburg 1974 0628004478 / 9780628004475 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover 
186 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. Ex-library (Cape Town Region)copy with consequent debris, residue, labels, stamps, annotations, marks, wear, use. The dustjacket is affixed to the boards. The dj has wear, scuffing from storage. It is passive. The binding has been slightly shifted in balance from storage. The boards and binding are sound, steady. The contents are mild-mannered. They have evidence of contented use throughout. The pages are clean, clear, certain, convivial. fk 
Price: 18.05 USD
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Red Car Diaries : Behind the scenes on SA's Favourite Travel Show, Dowds, Ashley
9 Dowds, Ashley Red Car Diaries : Behind the scenes on SA's Favourite Travel Show
Struik Publishers 2006 1770071784 / 9781770071780 First Edition Softcover Near Fine No Jacket Softcover 
192 pages (complete). Softcover with flaps. The illustrated matte covers are serene and healthy. They have very light wear about the edges. The contents are pleasing. They are clean, clear, companionable, contented, certain - as if new! fk 
Price: 38.00 USD
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Thrice through the Dark Continent : A Record of Journeying across Africa during the years 1913-16, Du Plessis, J
10 Du Plessis, J Thrice through the Dark Continent : A Record of Journeying across Africa during the years 1913-16
Longmans, Green and Co., 1917 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Hardcover 
350 pages plus folded maps (complete). A resolute copy. The boards are much worn, scuffed and marked. They are steadfast. Within, the contents are placid. The page trims have storage marks. There is foxing throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are thick, confident, comfortable, clear, companionable. fk 
Price: 57.00 USD
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The Pilgrims' Way in South Africa, Fairbridge, Dorothea
11 Fairbridge, Dorothea The Pilgrims' Way in South Africa
Oxford University Press / Humphrey Milford, London 1928 First Edition Hardcover Good Poor Hardcover Goodman, R Gwelo ; Ussher, Lancelot et al 
195 pages (complete). A gently aging copy. Printed on paper from Abbey Mills. Watermarked and untrimmed. The dustjacket is scruffy. Indeed, it is much worn and is included. The boards have wear, marking and scuffing. They are placid and secure. Within, the contents have blushes of foxing about. The pages however, are thick, clear, confident, generous, amiable and congenial. fk 
Price: 19.95 USD
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The Great Thirst Land : A Ride through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, and Kalahari Desert, Gillmore, Parker - "Ubique"
12 Gillmore, Parker - "Ubique" The Great Thirst Land : A Ride through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, and Kalahari Desert
Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, Paris & New York 1878 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
466 pages (complete). A VERY rare first edition copy of this rollicking tale of hunting in Imperial South Africa. The brown cloth covered boards are scuffed, rubbed, worn to edges and corners, to the spine head and foot and seams. The stamped decoration is affable. The gilt titling is genial. The boards are sound and fit. The guttering along the frontispage is cracked. However, the security of the book is unaffected. In general the book is aging at an agreeable pace. The contents are fast, tight and certain. The front pages have age related foxing. The frontispage has a previous owner signature and a publisher's impression ("With the Publishers Compliments"). The end pages are more lightly foxed. The contents do have occasional handling and aging marks, but by far the pages are most satisfyingly healthy. They are clean, clear, certain, confident, contented. fk 
Price: 342.00 USD
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Eight Bells of Salamander : The unwritten story of ships and men in South African waters and some of the forgotten adventures and mysteries of the wide oceans that wash the shores of Africa and break on the lonely isles, Green, Lawrence G
13 Green, Lawrence G Eight Bells of Salamander : The unwritten story of ships and men in South African waters and some of the forgotten adventures and mysteries of the wide oceans that wash the shores of Africa and break on the lonely isles
Howard Timmins, Cape Town 1960 First Edition Hardcover Fair Fair Hardcover Signed
271 pages (complete). Signed by Green on the first free page. A much owned copy. The dustjacket is much worn, creased and marked and scuffed. It is comfortably secure. The boards are benign with some casual wear to the edges and corners. Within, the contents are aging. The pagetrims are marked from handling and storage. The reverse frontis page has a previous owner inscription. The final page of the index has a clipping from the 'The Rhodesian Mercury' about the departure of some residents of Tristan to Britain. The pages have evidence of contented use throughout. They are placid, clear, comfortable, certain and companionable. fk 
Price: 76.00 USD
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Eight Bells of Salamander : The unwritten story of ships and men in South African waters and some of the forgotten adventures and mysteries of the wide oceans that wash the shores of Africa and break on the lonely isles, Green, Lawrence G
14 Green, Lawrence G Eight Bells of Salamander : The unwritten story of ships and men in South African waters and some of the forgotten adventures and mysteries of the wide oceans that wash the shores of Africa and break on the lonely isles
Howard Timmins, Cape Town 1960 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Hardcover Signed
271 pages (complete). Signed by Lawrence Green on the first-free-page. A contented copy. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover (healthy and sound). The dustjacket has some light wear and marks. It is secure and comfortable. The boards are handsome. Within, the early and later pages have some foxing and there are occasional handling marks. In general the pages are clean, clear, amiable, companionable, certain. fk 
Price: 76.00 USD
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15 Green, Lawrence G I Heard the Old Men Say - Secrets of the Cape that has vanished, and little-known dramas on the fringe of living memory
Howard Timmins, Cape Town 1964 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover Dixon, Leng Signed
296 pages (complete). Signed by Lawrence Green on the first-free-page. A homely copy. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover (hearty and sure). The dustjacket is bright and cheerful. It does have some wear about the seams and edges. The boards are mild-mannered with some storage marking. Within, the pages have some very mild storage and handling marks about the edges; in general they are clean, clear, companionable and agreeable. fk 
Price: 85.50 USD
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Something Rich and Strange - The Story of South Africa's Treasures, Famous and Unknown, Sunken and Buried, and Some Personal Experiences in the Search for Lost Hoards, Green, Lawrence G
16 Green, Lawrence G Something Rich and Strange - The Story of South Africa's Treasures, Famous and Unknown, Sunken and Buried, and Some Personal Experiences in the Search for Lost Hoards
Howard Timmins, Cape Town 1962 First Edition Hardcover Fair Fair Hardcover Signed
258 pages (complete). Signed by Lawrence Green on the first-free-page. A contented copy. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover (strong with some light wear about the edges). The dj is neat with some light marking and wear from storage. The boards are placid with some residue marks. They are otherwise sure. The frontispages have light residue marks and a previous owner's stamp. The pages are benign, clean, clear, companionable, benevolent. fk 
Price: 85.50 USD
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Strange Africa, Green, Lawrence G
17 Green, Lawrence G Strange Africa
Stanley Paul & Co., Ltd., London 1938 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
288 pages (complete). A rare copy of one of Green's earlier titles. A companionable, contented copy. The boards have scuffing, marks, wear to edges and seams. The spine is a little worn and faded. Nonetheless, the boards are sure and secure. Within, the frontispage has a gift inscription (not from the author). The frontis and end papers are a little marked from handling. The contents have splatters of aging foxing. The pages are comfortable, convivial, assured, certain, reassuring. fk 
Price: 114.00 USD
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There's a Secret Hid Away : Memories of unusual experiences and mysteries in Southern Africa and African isles; strange tales and legends and unrecorded adventures; and people who crossed the author's path and left him wondering, Green, Lawrence G
18 Green, Lawrence G There's a Secret Hid Away : Memories of unusual experiences and mysteries in Southern Africa and African isles; strange tales and legends and unrecorded adventures; and people who crossed the author's path and left him wondering
Howard Timmins, Cape Town 1956 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover Signed
244 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Lawrence Green on the first free page. A benign, patience copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj is mild mannered. It has wear, scuffing and mild creasing. The dj is otherwise, secure and comfortable. The boards are placid. Within, the contents have some age-related and paper quality tanning. However, the pages are clean, clear, competent, contented, calm. fk 
Price: 76.00 USD
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These Wonders to Behold - Experiences and discoveries of an author in search of the grain of truth in Africa's strangest tales; and views on certain deep mysteries of Africa, solved and unsolved or never to be solved, Green, Lawrence G
19 Green, Lawrence G These Wonders to Behold - Experiences and discoveries of an author in search of the grain of truth in Africa's strangest tales; and views on certain deep mysteries of Africa, solved and unsolved or never to be solved
Howard Timmins, Cape Town 1959 First Edition Hardcover Fair Fair Hardcover Signed
237 pages (complete). Signed by Lawrence Green on the front-free-page. A benevolent, gently aging copy. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover (in good condition). The boards sure with some residue marks and storage foxing. Within, the end papers are tanned and foxed and marked. The pages in general are tanned by aging, they are genial, companionable, assured, clean, clear. fk 
Price: 85.50 USD
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Old Africa Untamed, Green, Lawrence G.
20 Green, Lawrence G. Old Africa Untamed
Howard Timmins, Cape Town 1974 0869780808 / 9780869780800 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 
260 pages (complete). An amiable copy. The dustjacket is agreeably healthy, attractive. It has light wear and scuffing and rubbing. The boards are neat and tidy. The contents have occasional aging and handling marks throughout. However, these are shy and do not detract from the pleasure of the book. The pages are genial, clean, clear, certain, amenable, pleasing. fk 
Price: 49.40 USD
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