Passage from India

Top of DW slightly bumped.

Pioneer Travellers of South Africa. A geographical commentary upon routes, records, observations and opinion of travellers at the Cape 1750 – 1800.

Previous owner’s details in blue ink on ffep. Small red/gilt label of bookseller on front pastedown. Minor edge-wear to corners and spine edges. Small colour print tipped in on frontispiece. Pencil lines against paragraphs from Pg9 – Pg24. Fold out map has small tear – otherwise clean. Scattered light foxing to prelims, maps – 2,3,4 and 11, and Appendice C.

Price – $72.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Pioneer’s Path – Story of a career on the Witwatersrand

250pp, some black and white plates. End pages browned. Good condition.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Plant Hunting in China

A History of Botanical Exploration in China and the Tibetan Marches.

A History of Botanical Exploration in China and the Tibetan Marches.

Portugeuse East Africa – The History, Scenery & Great Game of Manica & Sofala

Reginald Charles Fulke held several administrative posts from 1896 – 1928 and used his extensive knowledge and experience of the land to write this work on Manica and Sofala, provinces of Mozambique. This is the first of six books written during his life.

Price – $140.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

Portuguese In South East Africa (1600 – 1700)

This fascinating account of the history of the Portuguese in South East Africa, describing the initial base camp in Mocambique, their travels up the Zambezi up to Mashonaland. The appendix summarizes the survivor’s accounts of shipwrecks that occurred during this period.

Price – $66.00 (ZAR-680.00)

Railways of Southern Africa

History of the building and operation of the railways in Southern Africa, with many b/w illustrations and maps. Bound in black paper covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. VG besides tape marks to paste downs. Dust jacket good with tape marks to verso, some chips and tears.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Rambles in Greater London

Reality Versus Romance in South Central Africa

Being an account of a journey across the continent from Benguella on the West through Bihe, Ganguella, Barotse, The Kalihari Desert, Mashonaland, Manica, Gorongoza, Nyasa, The Shire Highlands, to the Mouth of the Zambezi on the East Coast. Rebound in red library buckram with gilt titles to spine. Ex library copy with library bookplate to front paste down and library slip pasted to rear. Library stamps throughout. Photogravures throughout and large fold out map of the area to rear; map has been relined. A very good, restored, ex library library copy.

Price – $98.00 (ZAR-1100.00)

Reisavonture Op Land En See

Brown cloth spine with printed grey paper boards. Some staining and bumping to boards. Geskryf deur ‘n Domine. Some fishmoth damage to fep. Previous owner’s name on fep. Tells the story of a group of Afrikaners’ journey to Argentina, Chile and Patagonia. With numerous b/w illustrations and photos.

Reisen im Sudwestlichen Becken des Congo. Nach den Tagebuchern und Aufzeichnungen des Reisenden Bearbeitet und Herausgegeben von Paul Lindenberg.

Includes 3 fold-out maps. Maps are age-toned with bent edges and some foxing. One map has a 7cm tear in the corner. Blistering to paste-downs. Boards are shelf-worn, scuffed and bumped with some loss to the front edges. Owner inscription on fep. Binding intact.

Price – $780.00 (ZAR-7800)

Residence in Sierra Leone

Murrys colonial home library. described from a journal kept on the spot

Robert Jacob Gordon. 1743-1795. The Man and his Travels at the Cape.

Red cloth boards with gilt lettering. Housed in very good illustrated slipcase which has some slight bumping. Minor foxing to feps. Laminated illustrated dust jacket.

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Robert Jacob Gordon. 1743-1795. The Man and his Travels at the Cape.

Red cloth boards with gilt lettering. Housed in very good illustrated slipcase. Laminated illustrated dust jacket.

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Ruwenzori & Imatongs

Being compiled of numerous journal articles from Uganda Journal (September 1955), The Geographical Journal (December 1933) and others unidentified. Contains numerous illustrations and 4 large fold out maps.

Price – $28 (ZAR-300)

Savage Africa

‘Being the narrative of a tour in equatorial, southwestern, and northwestern Africa; with notes on The Habits of the Gorilla; On the Existence of Unicorns and Tailed Men; On the Slave-Trade; On the Origin, Character, and Capabilities of the Negro, and on the Future Civilization of Western Africa.’ With numerous b/w illustrations and a fold out map. Prelim pages i-x missing. Rebacked with green cloth spine, handwritten titles and cataloguing number (crossed out) to spine. Ex library – two bookplates to front paste down, library slips and mounting to rear endpapers. Leaves and edges age toned. Overall fair.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Seen in the Hadhramaut

Stark’s photographed journey to the Southern Gates of Arabia. She documents the dry desert country with its inhabitants and architecture.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-800.00)

Serpa Pinto’s Wanderung quer durch Afrika

Two volumes “vom Atlantischen zum Indischen Ocean”. 2 maps in a sleeve showing his route. Around 330pp each, with numerous engravings. He was the fourth explorer to cross Africa from west to east. Text in German.

Price – $460 (ZAR-4800)

Shaka’s Country : A Book of Zululand

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-280.00)


Black cloth boards with gilt. Spine frayed and cracked to top edge with shelfwear to edges and corners. Browing to feps. Ex-Library date sheets, stamps and bookplate of previous owner tipped in on pastedowns. College library ink stamp behind some of the photographs. Pages uncut. Otherwise contents clean and securely bound.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Sikhim and Bhutan

Damp spotting to outside of front board. 1cm tear to top edge of spine. Guilt titles bright. Binding shaken, Light foxing to prelims and page edges. Fold-out map, and numerous iluss, (photogravure)

Six Months in Ascension

Lacks title page. Fraying to corners, head and tail of spine. Some foxing to endpapers. Previous owners inscription in pencil. Small bookseller stamp to half title page.

Snow Kings of the Southern Alps

Pamphlet on the New Zealand mountain ranges, illustrated in b/w. Paper wraps are foxed with insect damage to rear panel. Text lightly foxed, but mostly VG.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Some Dreams Come True

Being a sheaf of stories leading up to the discovery of copper, diamonds and gold in Southern Africa, and of the pioneers who took part in the excitement of those early days. Multiple illustrations.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Souvenir of Scotland: Its Cities, Lakes and Mountains : One Hundred and Twenty Chromo Views

Black leather spine with gilt title. Covers of red and green tartan design with scene on front cover. Pages clean and whole. Covers slightly scuffed. Small crack at top of front hinge of spine.