1981 - 2186
AFRICANA, mainly from the collection of Joost Willink (including TRIBAL ART)
- Uniformly bound with the next volume.
= Howgego 2, P4: "Suddenly, in the autumn of 1803, Park was recalled to London with the prospect of leading a second expedition to the Niger (...) On 30.1.05, in the company of Alexander Anderson and Geroge Scott, Park embarked at Portsmouth in the Crescent (...) On the following day the party set out with a caravan for the interior, but delays encountered during the voyage had brought the expedition dangerousely close to the rainy season (...) In April 1806 the guide Amadi, having reached the territorial limits of his knowledge and now struggling with local dialects, was left at Yaour, from where he would make his own way back. However, as soon as Park and his companions had sailed from Yaour an armed body of men was raised and despatched to lie in wait for them at the Buss rapids, 'at a place where there is a rock across the breadth of the river'. During the ensuing conflict, Park, Martyn and the two soldiers took to the water and were drowned". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVIII.
- Offsetting from frontisp. on title-p.; htitle and frontisp. trifle dampstained in margin. Neatly rebacked w. use of orig. backstrip; binding rubbed/ sl. worn along extremities.Otherwise fine.
= Cox I, p.394f; Henze IV, p.14; Gay 2788; Howgego P4: "In 1794 Park offered his services to the African Association, the intention being to follow the route pioneered by Daniel Houghton across West Africa in an attempt to reach the River Niger. (...) His offer was accepted and it was decided to recruit fifty more men to act as his escort. (...) Park eventually left Pisania (2.12.95) with an English-speaking Mandingo guide called Johnson, a slave called Demba, a horse and two asses, food supply for two days, an umbrella, a sextant, a compass, a thermometer and four firearms. (...) He reached Sego (= Segou) on the River Niger on 20.7.96, where he was at last able to confirm that the river flowed towards the east. (...) [He] arrived back at Pisania on 10.6.97 (...). Warmly received in London, Park spent the next year writing his immensely popular Travels in the Interior of Africa (1799) (...)."
- First map w. two tears on upper fold.; sm. stamp on first free endpaper. Joints split(ting). Nevertheless a fine, clean copy unif. bound with the preceding.
= Cox I, p.394f; Henze IV, p.14; Kainbacher II, p.168; Gay 2788; Howgego P21: "In 1794 Park offered his services to the African Association, the intention being to follow the route pioneered by Daniel Houghton across West Africa in an attempt to reach the River Niger. (...) His offer was accepted and it was decided to recruit fifty more men to act as his escort. (...) Park eventually left Pisania (2.12.95) with an English-speaking Mandingo guide called Johnson, a slave called Demba, a horse and two asses, food supply for two days, an umbrella, a sextant, a compass, a thermometer and four firearms. (...) He reached Sego (= Segou) on the River Niger on 20.7.96, where he was at last able to confirm that the river flowed towards the east. (...) [He] arrived back at Pisania on 10.6.97 (...). Warmly received in London, Park spent the next year writing his immensely popular Travels in the Interior of Africa (1799) (...)." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIX.
- Sl. foxed; a few scattered library-stamps; 1 map torn in two along fold; 10 maps w. library-stamp on the plate. Frontcover w. library-stamp and chafed corner.
= Ergänzungsheft No. 7, 8 and 10 to Petermann's "Geographischen Mittheilungen".
Munzinger, W. Die Deutsche Expedition in Ost-Afrika, 1861 und 1862. Ibid., idem, 1864, IV,(2),46p., col. lithogr. frontisp., 5 fold. lithogr. maps w. col. borders, without wr., 4to. - AND 3 others, i.a. K. ZÖPPRITZ, E. de Pruyssenaere's Reisen und Forschungen im Gebiete des weissen und blauen Nil (ibid., 1877, 2 parts in 1 vol., lithogr. frontisp., 2 fold. maps w. col. borders, clothbacked boards, 4to) and G. ROHLF, Reise durch Nord-Afrika vom Mittelländischen Meere bis zum Busen von Guinea. 1865 bis 1867 (ibid., 1868, (loosely insterted) fold. lithogr. map, without wr., 4to).
- Scattered stamps/ blindstamps ("The English Library - Algiers"), mostly in blank margins of text, but also on frontisp. and title-p. of both vols. (other plates not affected); shelf-no. in pen on both title-pages; occas. sl. foxed; one plate loose; map in vol. 1 sl. creased on fold. Darkened spot on both backstrips from former libr. ticket. "Bound by Strubhard May 1877" in contemp. pen and ink on both upper pastedowns.
= Hilmy II, p.111; Gay 2732; Henze IV, p.85ff. and Howgego II, P24. Welsh mining engineer who initially came to Egypt in 1845 to prospect for coal for the governor Mohammed Ali, but eventually earned his money as elephant hunter and ivory trader, and while travelling explored the area of the Bahr-el-Ghazal to the west of the Nile. "(...) In 1858 he acted as British vice-consul in Khartoum, and in the following year returned to England to raise funds for further trade. He brought with him a valuable map of the Upper Nile, which was widely consulted by John Hanning Speke prior to his second journey. By prior arrangement, Petherick returned via the Nile to Khartoum, where in 1862 he entertained Samuel Baker, then in February 1863 proceeded south to rendezvous with Speke, who was traveling northward, at Gondokoro. When Petherick and his wife arrived a few days late, despite having spent a year struggling overland, Speke condemned Petherick for having squandered the money he had been given by the Royal Geographic Society to provide support for his expedition and accused him of being more interested in elephant hunting and slave trading. As a result of Speke's accusations, Petherick was removed from his post as vice-consul and returned to England. Although Petherick retaliated with counter-argument, he never fully re-established his reputation." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIX.
- Occas. sl. foxed. Leather sl. chafed. = Cf. Kainbacher I, p.107 and Mendelssohn II, p.168f.
- Closed tear in final large fold. map; occas. annots./ marks in pencil; both vols. owner's entry on htitle. Binding of vol.1 sl. dulled; both vols. spine-ends rubbed.
= Gay 2820bis.
- Vol. XII spine dried and chafed. Otherwise fine.
AND 3 others: BOLLETTINO DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOGRAFICA ITALIANA. Fascicolo 1, 2 and 4 (Florence, 1868-1870, 3 vols., fold. maps, orig. unif. wr.).
- Binding trifle rubbed. Very fine copy.
= Probably a DELUXE (UNIQUE??) COPY with eight of the fifteen plates in VERY FINE HANCOLOURING. No other copies traced with handcoloured plates. With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION to "Madame Robin du Parn". Milkias 9496. "Bei seinem zweiten Schoa-Besuch führte R., der die Akademie der Wissenschaften mit den nötigen Instrumenten versehen hatte, eine Reihe magnetischer, barometrischer und astronomischer Messungen aus." (Henze 4). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XC.
- Partly waterstained in outer margin and sl. foxing; map finger-/ dustsoiled along outer margin. Binding sl. worn and backstrip sunned.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATIONS to the "juge de paix". Gay 115; cf. Kainbacher I, p.115; Milkias 9500; Henze 4, p.630f: "Mit einer kleinen Bagage stieg er am 4. Juni 1839 in Tadjura an Land und durchzog das Adel-(Danakil)-Gebiet -,,je suis le premier à indiquer la topographie de ses déserts"- nach Schoa, wo ihn allerlei Umstände seinen großen Plan aufgeben ließen." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XC.
- A few leaves w. sm. stain/ smudge (mostly in blank margin). Corners and spine-ends rubbed.
= Cf. Kainbacher II, p.207 (German ed., Stockholm, 1916). Howgego IV, R34, p.788: "(...) The so-called Svenska Rhodesia-Kongo-Expedition returned with a large collection of ethnographic artefacts, now displayed in the Riksmuseet in Stockholm (...)."
- Uncut copy; foxed throughout; erroneously paginated but complete. Ticket on frontwr.
- Trifle foxed. Spine-ends strengthened w. tape.
- Sm. stamp on title-p. Lower part of backstrip faded. = Kainbacher I, p. 124.
- A few textpages and plates sl. foxed. Corners sl. rubbed/ bumped. Otherwise fine.
= Very rare publication on the industrial arts of Central African tribes. The plates show a wide variety of tools, weapons, furniture, pipes, cutlery etc. Howgego III, S14; Kainbacher I, p.129 ("sehr selten"); Hilmy II, p.224. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XC.
- Contents fine. Spine-ends trifle chipped; joints trifle rubbed.
= Gay 2568; cf. Kainbacher I, p.128 (German ed.). "Neben den verschiedenartigsten, teilweise splitterhaften Wahrnehmungen und Reflexionen über hydrographischen, metereologische, bodenkundliche, zoologische, siedlungsgeschichtliche, kommerzielle, und andere Erscheinungen und Vorängere entwirft er in monographischen Kapitln ein Bild des staats- und geschichtlosen Volkes der Bongo ("ein verduftender Tropfen im Meere der Völkergewoges von Zentralafrika"), der Niam-Niam, die er "aus dem Zeitalter der Sage in das positiven Erkenntnis" herüberholt, und, als Höhepunkt seiner Entdeckungen, der Mangbetu, "dieses merkwürdigsten aller Völker Afrikas"". (Henze V, p.113).
- Occas. trifle foxed; owner's entry on htitle. Otherwise fine.
= Kainbacher I, p.128; cf. Gay 2568; Hilmy II, p.224; Henze V, p.112f: "(...) Sein 1874 erschienen Reisewerk Im Herzen von Afrika (...) fesselt gleichermassen durch farbige, zuweilen dramatisch gesteigerte Darstellung des Erlebten wie durch die quellende Fülle eindringliher Beobachtungen (...)".
- Sl. yellowed and stained; owner's entry on first textleaf.
= Lipperheide Ma 13; Colas 2723; Hiler 797; not in Gay and Kainbacher.
- Wrappers loose(ning) and sl. dam. = Rare. Publications no.295 and no.292.