Journals and Papers of Chauncy Maples. Late Bishop of Likoma, Lake Nyasa, Africa.

“A sketch of his life, with selections from his letters. By his sister.” Blue cloth boards. Chipping, sunning and general wear to spine. Inscription on front end paper. Pages are age-toned with some foxing and edgewear. Long crack to gutter and pastedowns. Map has small closed tear. No DW. Otherwise still a well bound and clean copy.

Price – $95.00 (ZAR-950.00)

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)

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 – $30.00 (ZAR-320.00)

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)

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’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)

Maps of Africa : An Illustrated and Annotated Carto-bibliography.

Maps individually illustrated each with its own accompanying carto-bibliography.





Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

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)

Mining in Northern Rhodesia: A Chronicle of Mineral Exploration and Mining Development

A compilation of the author’s writing on the titled subject, interspersed with numerous b/w photographic plates and maps.

Price – $24.00 (ZAR-250.00)

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)

My Ryperd, My Man en Ek…: Ria Bosman-Naysmith Se Avontuurrit te Perd deur Afrika

No date of publication; probably circa 1972. Account of a trip during 1970-1971. Presentation inscription on title page. DW torn (with pieces missing) near spine.

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)

Natal – the Garden Province of Southern Africa.

Travel brochure with black and white photographs issued by the Publicity and Travel Dept and SA Railways and Harbours. Owner stamp on FEP. Bent in the middle.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Night Sky at Rhodes

Text clean and whole; binding a little skewed, fore edges of pages slightly marked and corners bumped. DW is chipped top and bottom especially at spine, and price clipped.

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)

Notes By a Naturalist Made During the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger

Previous owner’s name and date (1946) on paste down fep. Shelf wear damage to top and bottom of spine with usual age toning to boards and spine. Binding slightly shaken with foxing to pages.

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)

On the Wings of Fire

“A narrative of odd and unusual characters and queer, remote places along the flamingo coast from Swakopmund to the Cape.” With numerous illustrations.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

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)