The Lake Regions of Central Africa: A Picture of Exploration: Vol 1

A combined ethnographic/geographic travel narrative of the author’s journey. Volume 1 of 2 only. Bound in green cloth covered boards with gilt titles and crossed out cataloguing information to spine. Boards faded with minor scuffing Ex library copy with stamps to front endpapers, title page, p 100 and rear paste-down, the latter also containing cataloguing information in ink and library slip mount. Edges yellowed, else a VG copy.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

The Life and Work of Charles Michell.

Dark cloth boards with gilded lettering on spine and lighthouse device on front cover.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-530.00)

The Little Karoo

An illustrated guide to the Little Karoo, with many colour plates, a map and recipes using ostrich meat. 142pp in English and German.




Price – $30.00 (ZAR-280.00)

The Log of the Tantallon Castle

Guilt to front board, spine and page edges bright. Minor shelf wear to boards. Some foxing to the prelims. Tissue gard to the frontis. 193pp + index. This is a well made book and is solidly bound.

The Marching Wind

Text is clear, with slight foxing. Numerous black and white plates. Boards show slight wear.



Price – $20.00 (ZAR-120.00)

The Matabele Journals of Robert Moffat. 1829-1860. Volume 1.

9 volumes in 13 parts.

Price – $375.00 (ZAR-3800.00)

The Medieval History of the Coast of Tanganyika.

Includes special reference to recent archaeological discoveries. Well bound in printed card wraps with some wear and tear. Maps and genealogical chart in pocket at the back.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-600.00)

The Moodies of Melsetter

A history of the Moodie family, set mostly in the 19th century, and the role they played in the colonization of South Africa. Two white labels with previous owner’s details; blue ink lettering and a small round orange dot on front free end page.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Naturalist on the River Amazons

Reprint of the unabridge edition with map and numerous illustrations. Includes a memoir of the author by Edward Clodd. Previous owner’s name and a small bookseller’s label on front end pages. Foxed throughout – heavy on some pages.

Price – $145.00 (ZAR-990.00)

The Okavango River: A Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure.

Ex library stamp of P von Dornick Plater on title page. Missing frontis plate of an elephant. Plate 6 bound in at frontis. Tide marks to the title and preface pages. Numerous illustrations.

Price – $300.00 (ZAR-3500.00)

The Oriental Annual, or Scenes in India

Comprising twenty-two engravings from original drawings by William Daniell and a descriptive account. Bound in full brown leather with an embossed snake motif and gilt elephant device. The spine has been neatly re-backed. New end papers, preserving the original feps. Gilt edges all round. Some foxing to the plates, particularly the engraved frontis. Later tissue guards to all plates.

Price – $170.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

The Pioneers of the Alps

Biographical sketches of early mountaineers. Illustrated with photogravures. Ex library copy. Bound in red cloth boards which are scuffed with chips to cloth at spine and front board. Gilt titles to front board and spine. Library label to spine and library stamps to front endpapers, half title and title page. Rear free endpaper loosed. Damp stains throughout.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2400.00)

The Polar Record: 20 Numbers; 1947-1957

20 numbers bound in paper wraps, some chips to spines but mostly VG. Most volumes illustrated in b/w with occasional fold out maps. Previous owner’s ink scrawl to head of front wraps.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-400.00)

The Sunny Land

A travel book dealing with South West Africa

A travel book dealing with South West Africa

The Voyage of the Vega Round Asia and Europe with a Historical Review of Previous Journeys Along the North Coast of the Old World

This two-volume work, published in 1881, describes the first crossing of the North-East Passage. Volume 2 follows the expedition from the Bering Strait to Yokohama in Japan, and the return journey to Sweden, through the India Ocean, the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean, in 1879. Translated from Swedish. Bound in full leather with marbled edges and endpapers. 5 Raised bands, decorative gilt titles and embellishments to spines. Spines and board edges are rubbed and boards are scuffed. With numerous b/w illustrations, attractive fold out maps and diagrams. Sparse fox marks to prelims otherwise VG copies.



Price – $95.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

Thomas Baines: An Artist in the Service of Science in Southern Africa.

Paintings from the Collections of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Natural History Museum, London. Edited by Michael Stevenson. A few small nicks on the top edges of the boards.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Thomas Baines: An Artist in the Service of Science in Southern Africa.

Paintings from the Collections of the Royal Geographical Society, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Natural History Museum, London. Accompanying the exhibition held at Christie’s.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-950.00)

To the Cape for Diamonds.

A story of digging experiences in South Africa. Green cloth boards with lettering on spine and cover. Discolouration, chipping and minor insect damage to paper edges. General wear and tear to boards.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2800.00)

Trails and Walks in the Southern Cape


Illustrated with various maps and colour photographs. Previous owner’s stamp on fep. DW in good condition with only a few tape marks on the inside, flaps and outside corners and spine area.

Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa.

Tide mark to lower edge on the contents pages. Some scattered light handling marks throughout. Previous owner’s details pencilled on verso of frontispiece.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

Travels and Adventure in Eastern Africa

349pp, with plates. “Descriptive of the Zoolus, their manner and customs with a sketch of Natal”. Newly revised and edited in one volume with a biography of the Author, Notes and Appendices by Louis Herman and Percival R. Kirby



Price – $50.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Travels and Adventures in Eastern Africa. Descriptive of the Zoolus, their Manners, Customs with A Sketch of Natal.

Newly revised and edited, in one volume, with a biography of the author, notes and appendices. De Lux edition numbered 62 of 100 copies. 5 colour plates, 10 monochrome plates and 1 map. Light foxing to front and rear free end pages. Remnants of cellotape marks on paste-downs. Small dent in the middle of the front cover.

Price – $95.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

Travels and Adventures in Southern Africa comprising a view of The Present State of the Cape Colony.

Includes observations on the progress and prospects of the British Emigrants. No.506 of a limited edition of 510 copies produced under the direction of F J Wagener. Cello-tape residue on paste-downs. Browning and light foxing to prelims. Toning to top edge which has a faded tint.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Travels in South Africa, undertaken at the request of the London Missionary Society; being a Narrative of a Second Journey in the Interior of that Country.

Vol 1 and 2 complete with maps and coloured prints. Vol 1: 2 x 4cm tears to Map. Small tear to lower edge on Pg269. Vol 2: 1cm worm hole to fore-edges of prelims. Repairs to frontispiece and title page. Ghosting of the plates. Owner’s details pasted on front paste-down.

Price – $450.00 (ZAR-5500.00)

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed in the years 1795, 1976 and 1797. 2 Volumes.

The octavo version of this edition, with the one folding map in Vol 2. as called for with text illustrations and sketch maps. Bookplate of previous owner on front paste-down. Faded address details of H Cartwright scattered in both volumes. Splitting to spine edges, rubbing to hinges. Evidence of insect damage to a small area of the top edge with brown marks to lower edge (Vol 1.) Brown marks to top and fore-edge of Vol 2. Head and tail bands exposed. Still a firm copy.

Price – $190.00 (ZAR-2200.00)