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Image for Voyage dans le Sud-Ouest De l'Afrique ou récits déxplorations faites en 1861 et 1862 Depuis la baie Valfich jusqu'aux chutes Victoria

Voyage dans le Sud-Ouest De l'Afrique ou récits déxplorations faites en 1861 et 1862 Depuis la baie Valfich jusqu'aux chutes Victoria

By: Baines, Thomas ; Launay, Belin-De (trauidts et abrégés par)

Price: $142.50

Publisher: Librairie de L Hachette & Cie., Paris: 1868

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfrt

Condition: Very Good


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 pag... View more info

Image for 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.

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.

By: Barrow, John ; Semple, Robert ; Bergk, I A (transl)

Price: $475.00

Publisher: Anton Doll (In Kommission den...), Wien: 1805

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfru

Condition: Good


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 ... View more info

Image for Kalahari Camp Fires - Retold from the Manuscript of A S Poultney, Pioneer

Kalahari Camp Fires - Retold from the Manuscript of A S Poultney, Pioneer

By: Bee, A G

Price: $95.00

Publisher: The Knox Publishing Co., Durban: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15oj

Condition: Very Good


276 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The boards have wear about the edges, corners and seams. They have marks from handling and storage. The spine is a little elderly but has been repaired. The boards are steady and sure. Within, there are previous owner signatures. The pages are clean, clear, convivial, tight, expectant, assured. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Diary of a South African Journey (Under the auspices of the Third (Triennial) Empire Mining and Metallurgical Congress) - March 6th to May 27th, 1930

Diary of a South African Journey (Under the auspices of the Third (Triennial) Empire Mining and Metallurgical Congress) - March 6th to May 27th, 1930

By: Bell, R L P

Price: $28.50

Publisher: The Author: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 100nr

Condition: Near Fine


287 pages (complete). The frontispage has a generous inscription from Bell, which he also signed (dated: Xmas 1931). The frontispiece was also signed by him. A benign copy. The boards have wear about all edges and corners. They have scuffing, handling and storage marks. Nonetheless, they are comfortable and sure. The contents are in excellent condition. They are fresh-faced, pacey, energetic, most agreeably clean and clear, free of blemish, most companionable. An excellent snapshot of 'Colonial White life' in South Africa between the wars. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tr... View more info

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Limpopo Journey

By: Birkby, Carel

Price: $44.65

Publisher: Frederick Muller Ltd., London: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bogl

Condition: Fair


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. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for My Ryperd, My Man en Ek .... : Ria Bosman-Naysmith se avontuurrit te perd deur Afrika

My Ryperd, My Man en Ek .... : Ria Bosman-Naysmith se avontuurrit te perd deur Afrika

By: Bosman-Naysmith, Ria

Price: $22.80

Publisher: The author:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: blzs

ISBN: 0620007648

Condition: Good


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. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Islands in a Forgotten Sea

By: Bulpin, T V

Price: $66.50

Publisher: Howard Timmins, Cape Town: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 71jh

Condition: Fair


435 pages (complete). Signed by Bulpin on the front page. A much neglected, but heroic copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket is mild with some wear to edges and seams. It is bright and eager. The boards are much scarred and worn all about from storage and use. The spine is much worn with patches of the skin missing. It is functional and sure. The contents have a previous owner's signatures here and there. The contents are mild, mellowed. They have some foxing, some age-related marks. They are also clear, comfortable, relaxed, competent, genero... View more info

Image for Islands in a Forgotten Sea

Islands in a Forgotten Sea

By: Bulpin, T V

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Howard Timmins: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bzwy

Condition: Very Good


435 pages (complete). A contented copy. 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. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa - 2 Volumes - Facsimile Reprint

Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa - 2 Volumes - Facsimile Reprint

By: Burchell Esq., William J ; Gordon-Brown, A (intro)

Price: $218.50

Publisher: C Struik (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: caaz

Condition: Very Good


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. Please note that there are no maps in this set. The pages are companionable, generous. The illustrations are bright, clear and most attractive. Quite lovely. fk. Orders over $5... View more info

Image for Impressoes da Africa do Sul

Impressoes da Africa do Sul

By: D'Almada, Jose

Price: $39.90

Publisher: Sociedade Nacional de Tipografia, Lisboa: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 79nx

Condition: Poor


149 pages (complete). In Portuguese throughout. A much owned, much neglected copy. The covers are stained, foxed, marked, much worn all about. The covers are stoic and sure. The contents have tanning, foxing, user wear. Nonetheless, they are resolute, clear, competent, certain. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Stop Throwing Stones - Attacking Africa : a man and his motorbike

Stop Throwing Stones - Attacking Africa : a man and his motorbike

By: Davey, Gareth Bok

Price: $57.00

Publisher: The Author, Australia: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: btcs

ISBN: 0646552120

Condition: Near Fine


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. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Um Soldado em Africa - Memorias : 1917-1923 Trinta Anos Depois Mil Quilometros a Pe no Sertao Viagens, Impressoes e Critica (Massulale Alma Nacional do Imperio Colonial Portugues)

Um Soldado em Africa - Memorias : 1917-1923 Trinta Anos Depois Mil Quilometros a Pe no Sertao Viagens, Impressoes e Critica (Massulale Alma Nacional do Imperio Colonial Portugues)

By: de Brito, Candido Coelho

Price: $76.00

Publisher: The Author, Porto: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31nx

Condition: Very Good


181 pages (complete). In Portuguese throughout. A mild-mannered copy. The covers have some wear about the edges, corners and seams. They are scuffed and marked by handling and storage. They are sure and secure. The contents have some mild shelving / storage wear to the top corners. The frontispage has been stamped with a copy number (139). The pages are most pleasing. They are very clean and clear, comfortable and congenial, fresh, confident, sound. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Klein Reis Deur Drakenstein

By: de Klerk, W A

Price: $18.05

Publisher: Perskor-Uitgewery, Johannesburg: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cbyx

ISBN: 0628004478

Condition: Good


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. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Red Car Diaries : Behind the scenes on SA's Favourite Travel Show

Red Car Diaries : Behind the scenes on SA's Favourite Travel Show

By: Dowds, Ashley

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Struik Publishers: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82hw

ISBN: 1770071784

Condition: Near Fine


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. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Thrice through the Dark Continent : A Record of Journeying across Africa during the years 1913-16

Thrice through the Dark Continent : A Record of Journeying across Africa during the years 1913-16

By: Du Plessis, J

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.,: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bldu

Condition: Fair


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. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for The Pilgrims' Way in South Africa

The Pilgrims' Way in South Africa

By: Fairbridge, Dorothea

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press / Humphrey Milford, London: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bwvf

Condition: Good


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. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for The Great Thirst Land : A Ride through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, and Kalahari Desert

The Great Thirst Land : A Ride through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, and Kalahari Desert

By: Gillmore, Parker - "Ubique"

Price: $342.00

Publisher: Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, Paris & New York: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bzzd

Condition: Good


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 own... View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Green, Lawrence G

Price: $85.50

Publisher: Howard Timmins, Cape Town: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bllf

Condition: Fair


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. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Green, Lawrence G

Price: $85.50

Publisher: Howard Timmins, Cape Town: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bllc

Condition: Fair


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. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Green, Lawrence G

Price: $76.00

Publisher: Howard Timmins, Cape Town: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bkjc

Condition: Good


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. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info