Ins Unerforschte Tibet. Tagebuch der deutschen Expedition Stötzner 1914

Text in the German gothic script. Numerous black and white photographs.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Islands in a Forgotten Sea.

Prize bookplate on front fep. Beautifully illustrated by A A Telford. Tropical islands, coral atolls, Madagascar with its savage tribes, lost monarchy and lurid pirate past. Illustrated map on red paste-downs. Large tear running over front panel and spine with a small area of loss to lower edge. Sunning to spine. Foxing with browning to top edge of flaps as well as folds. Foxing on verso.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Ismailia. A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade organised by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt.

Vol 1 includes Publisher’s catalogue at rear. 23 plates/illustrations and large fold-out colour map. Map has a small closed tear to a fold. Volume 2 has 30 illustrations including map of Albert N’yanza.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-950.00)

John Blades Currey 1850 to 1900. Fifty Years in the Cape Colony.

Memoirs of John Currey. From the labours of soldiering, farming and copper mining to politics, eventually ending up as Steward of the Groote Schuur Estate in Cape Town.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Journey through Arabia Petraea, to Mount Sinai, and the Excavated City of Petra, the Edom of the Prophecies.

24 full page plates but plates 168 and 171 as called for are not present? Leather spine over marbled boards – boards are rubbed. Wear to the binding, boards and corners commensurate with its age. Age toning and foxing throughout. Some light tide marks to a few of the plates. Early Grahamstown binding of John J Jaffray (his bookbinder label tipped in on front blue paste-down).

Price – $140.00 (ZAR-1400.00)

Jungle Ways

Photographs by the author. Bookplate of previous owner pasted on front free end page. 32 b&w photographs of villagers, dancers, and witch-doctors. Light discolouration on page edges. Edge-wear especially to corners, fraying to spine edges with rubbing to tinted pages on the top and bottom edges.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)

Karl Mauch African Explorer

“One hundred years ago, on the 5th of September 1871, Karl Mauch saw the Zimbabwe Ruins for the first time and made their existence known to the world”. The story of Mauch and his many travels through Southern Africa.





Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Kilimanjaro and its People

‘A history of the Wachagga, their laws, customs and legends, together with some account of the highest mountain in Africa.’ With numerous b/w illustrations throughout the text. Rebound in green, cloth covered boards, with silver titles to front board and spine. Spine with white cataloguing information, crossed out in black. Edges slightly spotted and stained. Ex library copy with library stamps and blind stamps. Single plate partially loosed from binding, else VG.


Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

L’ile de Cuba. Santiago – Puerto-Principe – Matanzas et La Havane

10 illustrations with tissue guards. Small amount of worm damage to the rear gutter. Some foxing and age toning to the pages. Text in French with contents bound in at the rear.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-950.00)

La Citta’ Bruciata Del Deserto Salato/ The Burnt City in the Salt Desert

Some minor edge wear to the dw. The first 20 pages have very minor water damage. No staining, just slight rippeling. Text in Italian and English. This is a heavy book and will incur extra postage, contact seller for a quote.

La Tribu et La Langue Thonga avec Quelques Echantillons du Folklore Thonga

Language: French. Translation: “Tribe and Thonga Language with some examples of Thonga Folklore.” Compliment slip from Messrs Luzac & Co. with pencilled notes to the back regarding the Tekeza language. Previous owner’s name on front cover. Foxing to verso of linguistic map of the Thonga Tribe. Scattered marginalia. Pages age-toned.


Price – $70.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Livingstone Letters 1843 to 1872. Brenthurst Second Series 1.

David Livingstone’s correspondence in the Brenthurst Library, Johannesburg. Standard edition of 850 copies bound in cloth. 68 illustrations including frontispiece and 4 maps. Dark brown tint to top-edge.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-850.00)

Livingstone’s Lake. The Drama of Nyasa.

Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. Lacks free end paper. Some foxing to pastedowns and rear free end paper. Contents and black and white photographs clean and firmly bound. Minor foxing to fore edge.

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Lost Trails on the Low Veld.

Illustrations by Barbara Tyrrell. Previous owner’s stamp on title page.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Memoirs of a Mountaineer: ‘ Helvellyn to Himalaya’ and ‘ Lhasa : The Holy City’


Bookdealer’s stamp to the front fep. Ink inscription to the front fep. Contains 31 pages of illustrations. DW intact, showing only light foxing, some wear and open tear to the front.

Miles and Miles and Miles

The story of a man’s lone war-time hike from Ethiopia to South Africa. With several black and white photographs.

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa… Signed by David Livingstone.

“…Including a Sketch of Sixteen Year’s Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; thence across The Continent, down The River Zambesi, th the Eastern Ocean.

First edition. The book covers the first of Livingstone’s three major expeditions “in which he followed the Zambezi, discovering Victoria Falls in the process, as well as the Shire and Ruyuma rivers, ranging from Angola in the west to Mozambique in the east … During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before” (PMM). This copy conforms to Bradlow’s Variant No. 3: frontispiece, plate 8 and 17 wood-cuts by Whymper, with an extra leaf after p. 8; the ads in this copy are dated November 1, 1857. Bradlow refrains from citing this as the “third issue”, since the precise relationship of the variants is unknown – indeed, Bradlaw only retains Gaston Renard’s order of issue “not because of a belief in its correctness but merely for convenience”, and notes that “the only thing that can be said with certainty is that the issue with the extra leaf numbered 8″ and 8+ is not the first issue”. The extra leaf following p. 8 covers Livingstone’s account of his married life and the upbringing of his children. As to why the extra leaf was inserted, Bradlow remains baffled: “Why did Livingstone decide to have the extra leaf after page 8 inserted? Did he feel that he had neglected his wife by not mentioning her in this way in the first place?
Tipped in signature of the author to the dedication page.

Examples of Livingstone’s signature are particularly scarce. This signature, dated 25 September 1864 in his hand, was signed shortly after Livingstone’s return from his much slated Zambezi expedition of 1858 – 1864.”


Price – $2800.00 (ZAR-38000.00)

Missionary Travels in Central Africa

With numerous illustrations and five maps. Previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Mogreb-El-Acksa. A Journey in Morocco

Original green cloth sunned at the spine. Page edges untrimmed, some foxing, mostly to the prelims. Edge-wear to the boards.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-360.00)

Narrative of a Voyage Round the World

Narrative of a Voyage Round the World, Performed in Her Majesty’s Ship Sulpher, During the Years 135-1842. 2 Volumes. Volume 1 has all three maps present.

Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries; and of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa. 1858-1864.

Rear board replaced with contemporary leather board. Includes map and all illustrations. Marbelled end papers and page edges. Bookplate tipped in on front paste-down. Small tear to map.

Price – $400.00 (ZAR-4500.00)

North Wales: Delineated from two excursions through all the interesting parts of that highly beautiful and romantic country, and intended as a guide for future tourists.

Illustrated with plates, tables and a hand coloured map.



Price – $80.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Nouveau Paris – Monumental. Avec le parcours du Metropolitain.

10 printed pages of text in French, English, German and Spanish. A guide to Parisian monuments, galleries, and churches. Includes large double-sided colour pull out map of Paris with vignettes of buildings and structures.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Pacific Adventure. The Story of The Pilot Pedro Fernandez De Quiros , His Passage April 1595 – February 1596

Dw slightly edge worn, with some minor insect damage.

Palais National de Malmaison

Contains a short history of the palace and 25 colour photogravure illustrations. Text in English and French. Preface by Fernand Sabatte. Slight wear to covers. Browning to the few text pages. Otherwise clean and sound.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-150.00)