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 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 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 Ruined Cities of Mashonaland

A volume on the ancient ruins of Southern Africa. Inscription in ink by the author to the half title, dated 1895. Maroon cloth boards with silver titles and device to front board, and titles to spine. Cloth is worn at the hinges, with some tears. Foxing to prelims and browning to leaf edges. Numerous b/w illustrations, diagrams and maps throughout. A good copy.


Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

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)

The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter.

Quarter bound in tan coloured cloth with brown/grey boards. Gilded title inlaid on front cover. Black and white photographs and illustrations. General wear and tear to covers. Corners are bumped and frayed. Owner inscribed on fep. Although foxed throughout and age-toned the pages are still firmly bound.

Price – $280.00 (ZAR-2800.00)

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)

Through Masai Land: A Journey of Exploration among the Snowclad Volanic Mountains and Strange Tribes of Eastern Equatorial Africa.

Being the narrative of the Royal Geographical Society’s expedition to Mount Kenia and Lake Victoria Nyanza, 1883-1884. Complete with 2 maps and all plates. Text and illustrations clear. Maps have some light foxing and a few closed tears. Previous owners names on prelims.


Price – $80.00 (ZAR-900.00)

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.