1981 - 2186
AFRICANA, mainly from the collection of Joost Willink (including TRIBAL ART)
- Frontisp. torn and foxed; otherwise contents occas. sl. foxed (map foxed along folds); owner's entry on first free endpaper. Backstrip sl. faded; spine-ends worn; sm. spots on covers.
= Cf. Mendelssohn I, p.41 (London ed., 1856); cf. Gay 3128; Henze I, p.79f; cf. Kainbacher I, p.12 (German ed., 1858). "Few, if any, books give so full and complete an account of Namaqualand, Demaraland, and the Ovampo country, and the description of the fauna of these countries is absolutely unequalled." (Mendelssohn).
- Trifle yellowed/ foxed; first 8 lvs. sm. nibbled(?) spot at outer margin; endpapers rubbed spots. Joints partly splitting.
- (Sl.) foxed throughout; hinges weak. Spine-ends, corners and lower joint worn; covers darkened/ soiled.
= The rare first edition. Gay 3029bis; Kainbacher I, p.79; cf. Mendelssohn I, p.846 (on the 2nd ed., of 1877). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCI.
- First lvs. and frontwr. waterst. in lower margin.
Bredell, H.C. and Grobler, P. Gedenkschriften van Paul Kruger. Dutch adapt. F. Rompel. Ibid., J. Funke, 1902, XII,274,(2)p., frontisp. portrait, orig. wr. - AND 1 other: G. VISSERING, Een Hollander in Zuid-Afrika (ibid., 1900, 2nd ed., portrait, orig. wr.).
- Lacks htitle; new endpapers; upper hinge broken; lower hinge strengthened; occas. sl. foxed. Backstrip torn in half but glued together; joints restored/ splitting; binding rubbed along extremities.
= Cf. Abbey, Travel 347; Mendelssohn I, p.908-910; Henze III, p.270; Gay 3034; cf. Kainbacher p.87. PMM 341: "Livingstone's services to African geography during thirty years are almost unequalled (...). He made three great expeditions; in 1853-56 (described in this book), 1858-64 and 1865-73, of which the first and third are the most important. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before."
- Frontisp. and title-p. sl. foxed/ sl. fingersoiled. Backstrip reattached and joints restored; corners and paper over boards sl. rubbed.
= With AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION SIGNED "Robert Moffat" to Emma Unwin dated "Jan. 23d 1843"
on p.VIII. Robert Moffat was David Livingstone's father in law. Howgego II, M50 (extensively on Moffat's wide-ranging activities); Mendelssohn II, p.29: "(...) The volume gives a valuable account of mission work among the Bechuanas, with notes on the customs of the natives, and a description of the earlier travels of the author and some information is afforded respecting the reformed savage Namaqua chief "Africaner". The appearance in Cape Town of this convert was the cause of much wonder and astonishment, his arrival having been awaited with considerable scepticism by Lord Charles Somerset, who was much struck with this example of the results of missionary enterprise, and who "expressed his pleasure at seeing thus before him one who had been the scourge of the country and the terror of the border colonists." (...)". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCI.
WITH two added cabinet size photographs: a half-length portrait photograph of the author (by Elliott & Fry) SIGNED by the author on recto and verso, verso also with autograph "born Decmr 21st 1795" and in later hand "died Aug. 9th 1883" and a half-length portrait of the author's wife (by the same photographers) w. "Mrs Mary Moffat" written on verso by the author.
- Foxed; owner's entry on first free endpaper. Lower joint splitting. = Mendelssohn II, p.308.
AND 3 others, i.a. B. TAYLOR (ed.), Travels in South Africa (ibid., 1888, woodengr. plates, orig. gilt dec. cl.) and W. TAYLOR, Christian Adventures in South Africa (London/ New York, n.d. (1867), woodengr. portraits and plates, orig. gilt cl., a.e.g.).
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; spine-ends sl. rubbed.
- Frontisp. portrait loosening; portraits sl. foxed; blindst. owner's stamp in title-p. Spine-ends sl. worn.
= With loosely inserted extra map ("Wyld's Map of the Sources of the Nile"). Howgego IV, S54: "(...) Speke and Grant returned to England in the summer of 1863, certain that they had settled the question of the source of the Nile, and on 22.6.63 Speke delivered his narrative at a public meeting of the Royal Geographic Society. However, he now came up against his old rival Burton, who questioned whether the lake that Speke had seen from the north in Buganda was the same as he had sighted from the south in 1858. Other questions soon arose and gained academic support (...) Moreover, Speke's report was condemned by the society as inadequate and superficial, and was hardly a match for Burton's rival publication, The Nile Basin. In September the British Association for the Advancement of Science arranged for the two rivals to confront each other at a public meeting in Bath. Speke, already in an impaired physical condition, nevrous and depressed, with a dislike of public speaking, knew he could be no match for Burton. However, on 16.9.64, as the conference hall filled in anticipation of some lively dialogue, Sir Roderick Murchison made the astonishing announcement that Speke had been killed the previous afternoon while out shooting partridges. (...) The official verdict of an inquest was that his death was accidental and that his shotgun had discharged while he was surmounting a wall, but doubts lingered on in the public mind." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCI.
- A few stamps on first endpapers and title-p.; paper-ticket mounted on upper pastedown; lower hinge weak, contents otherwise fine.
= Mendelsohn II, p.416f.
- One map torn along folds; second vol. upper hinge split(ting); old owner's entry on first free endpaper both vols.; sm. paper ticket on last free endpaper of vol. 2. Spine-ends both vols. trifle rubbed; covers trifle worn.
= Howgego III, S60.
- Large map vol. 1 strengthened w. tape. Vol. 1 plasticized; vol. 2 joints splitting.
= Henze 5, p.214; Howgego S59.
Slatin Pascha, R. Feuer und Schwert im Sudan. Meine Kämpfe mit den Derwischen, meine Gefangenschaft und Flucht, 1879-1895. Leipsic, F.A. Brockhaus, 1896, 7th ed., X,596p., fold. col. lithogr. map and plan, 20 plates/ ills., orig. dec. pictorial cl.
= Kainbacher 397.
AND 4 others i.a. E. JONVEAUX, Deux ans dans L'Afrique (Tours, 1871, woodengr. frontisp., 2 lithogr. double-p. maps, ills., contemp. gilt and blindst. cl.).
- Contents very fine. Owner's entry on first free endpaper; maps w. sm. tears along folds, not touching the image. Joints and spine-ends worn.
= "(...) in 1894 [the author] published a highly regarded account of his expedition with Emin Pasha. (This book, which has never been translated into English, is acclaimed by some to be the finest scientific work on Africa ever published)" (Howgego III, S81). Kainbacher I, p.136; Henze V, p.261. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCII.
- First few leaves trifle fingersoiled. Otherwise fine.
= One of 300 numb copies on velin blanc. Rare anthology of pieces written by famous travellers in Africa about the women of north-east Africa.
- Without the plate vols. Sl. foxed throughout. Covers sl. rubbed, but fine.
= Gay 2572; Hilmy I, p.113; Henze I, p.476; Howgego II, C1. These vols. describe Cailliaud's exploration of the ruins of Meroë while he travelled with a punitive expedition organised by the pasha and led by he pasha's son Ismail. While in Sudan, Cailliaud went to Sennar and from there proceeded to Fazoql, where he searched in vain for gold mines. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCII.
- Both vols. lower hinge sl. weakening. Fine copy.
= Henze I, p.519f.; cf Kainbacher I, p.33. Narrative of the ten years spent by Casati in exploring the region of the Mangbetu region and of his stay with Emin Pasha. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIII.
- Corners, spine-ends and upper joint sl. rubbed.
= Contains many detailed maps of the Nile. Not in the usual reference works.
- A few library stamps on title-p. Otherwise fine.
Trémaux, P. Le Soudan. Ibid., L. Hachette et Cie., n.d. (1863), 2nd ed., (4),456p., contemp. gilt and blindst. mor.
- Occas. foxed; remnants of mounted schoolprize on upper pastedown. Whitish stain on frontcover.
AND 2 others: C. BUET, Les premiers explorateurs Français du Soudan Équatorial (ibid., n.d. (±1890), contemp. hcl.) and R. DU BISSON, Les Femmes les Eunuques et les Guerriers du Soudan (ibid., 1868, contemp. hmor. (sl. worn)).
- Maps trifle yellowed. Fine copy.
= "Études sur l'Afrique au Nord de l'Équateur, son climat, ses habitants, les moeurs et la religion de ces dernières." (subtitle on frontwr.). Broc p.134; Gay 1526. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIII.
- Lacks one preliminary leaf (prob. htitle); central portion of title-p. cut out (title-p. subsequently doubled); fold map worn/ split on folds; occas. sl. foxed.
= Broc p.134; Gay 2758. Very rare. "Voyageur, géographe, linguiste, d'Escayrac de Lauture commence sa carrière au Ministère des Affaires Étrangères. (...) Ayant abandonné la carrière diplomatique après la révolution de 1848, il parcourt une grande partie de l'Europe puis le sud-Tunisien qui lui offre la révélation du désert. (....) Fasciné par le problème des sources du Nil, il se lance vers le sud, visite la Nubie, le Sennar, le Kordofan, mais ne peut pénétrer dans le Darfour." (Broc).