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 New Bath Guide, or Memoirs of the B-N-R-D Family

Book size: 13cm x 8,5cm. 166pp. Front board and fep have come loose, otherwise binding tight and all pages clean and clear. Previous owner’s name on fep.

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 Ruined Cities of Mashonaland; Being a Record of Excavation and Exploration in 1891

‘With a chapter on the orientation and mensuration of the temples by R.M.W. Swan’. With numerous black and white plates.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-290.00)

The South and East African Year Book and Guide for 1937

Full of advertisements of the period, descriptions of travel routes and conditions throughout the area, comments on education, language, clothing, transport, accommodation, farming etc on each route described. Sketch maps, tables, diagrams in the text and colour atlas at the back of each volume.

Price – $38 (ZAR-350)

The Sunny Land

A travel book dealing with South West Africa

A travel book dealing with South West Africa

The Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls

Title page - The Victoria Falls

Title page – The Victoria Falls

The Voortrekkers of South Africa – From the Earliest Times to the Foundation of the Republics

This book was written for two reasons, firstly to tell the story of the ancestors of the Boer people, the founders of civilization in South Africa and secondly to commemorate 100 years since they first arrived. Some of the more important historical events like the battle of Veg Kop and the infamous Blood River are examined in great detail.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-250.00)

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 Voyages of Diogo Cao and Batholomeu Dias 1482-88.

Reprinted from The Geographical Journal, Vol 16 no. 6, December 1900. pp 625-650. Cloth covered thick card wraps with light soiling. Contents clean and well bound.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-220.00)

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)

The War of the Axe : Adventures in South Africa

Inscription to front paste down dated 1926. No published date.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

They Found the World

Clean neat copy, crease at top of spine; corners of boards slightly rounded. DW chipped top and bottom with small pieces missing.

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 Lapland with Skis & Reindeer, with Some Account of Ancient Lapland and the Murman Coast

Ex-library copy; labels laid down on front endpapers. Pages 279-83 loose; folding map torn at free edge bur virtually no information missing, Covers scuffed with tears to top and bottom of spine. Shelf number in white ink on spine.

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)

Through the Kalahari Desert

A narrative of a journey with gun, camera and note-book to Lake Ngami and back. Limited facsimile reprint 436/1000.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Tibet, The Land and The People