The Eastern Seas : Being a Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. “Dwarf” in China, Japan, and Formosa. With a Description of the Coast of Russian Tartary and Eastern Siberia, from the Corea to the River Amur.

“With Map and Illustrations”. Book prize presented to Percy J L Smith for proficiency in Conduct and Application (See certificate pasted to the front paste down), 1884, by the Worcester Training College, now called the Thames Nautical Training College. Hinges have been restored with matching material. Text is slightly age toned. First and last few pages present with mild damp staining. Binding shows general wear.






Price – $1200.00 (ZAR-12000.00)

The Far Interior. Chronicles of Pioneering in the Matabele and Mashona Countries, 1847-1879.

Frontispiece of Mizilikazi (as seen by Captain William Cornwallis Harris in 1836). Contents clean and firmly bound.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

The Fountain of the Sun

Account of travels through Ethiopia and the Ruwenzori. Illustrated in colour and b/w with maps, bibliography and index.

Price – $26,00 (ZAR-280,00)

The Great Days

First edition. Blue paper boards with gilt lettering to spine, illustrated in b/w. Overall a VG copy with very light, scattered foxing. DW not price clipped with small amount of edge wear. Top and fore edges lightly spotted.

Price – $110.00 (ZAR-1100.00)

The Ila-Speaking Peoples of Northern Rhodesia – In 2 Volumes

Bound in green cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Boards and spines are age worn, rubbed and vol 1 with white stains to front board. With multiple b/w illustrations throughout both vols. Endpapers browned, edges uncut.


Price – $165.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

The Journey from Chester to London

Full leather binding with embossed boards. Chipping and loss to the spine. Marbled end papers and page edges. 6 plates

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-750.00)

The Kingdom of the Barotsi: Upper Zambezia

“A voyage of exploration in Africa, returning by the Victoria Falls, Matabeleland, the Transvaal, Natal and the Cape”. Multiple b/w illustrations. Rebacked with new, marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Two fold out maps to rear. Foxing to leaves, especially prelims and rear latter leaves. A VG copy in a neat, tight binding.

Price – $375.00 (ZAR-4500.00)

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)