1981 - 2186
AFRICANA, mainly from the collection of Joost Willink (including TRIBAL ART)
- Foxed/ yellowed (the fold. map worse); owner's entry on first free endpaper. Backstrip loose(ning).
= Harper's Family Library no. XVI.
- Owner's entry on title-p.; occas. trifle foxed. Spine-ends sl. worn.
= Attractive binding. Kainbacher I, p.72.
- Fold. map and facs. plates w. sm. tears in fold. Spine-ends sl. worn.
= Cf. Kainbacher I, p.72 (German ed.).
Emin Pasha in Central Africa Being a collection of his letters and journals. Ed. G. Schweinfurth a.o. London, George Philip & Son, 1888, XVIII, 547p., frontisp. portrait, 1 engr. portrait, fold. col. map, sl. later giltlettered hmor.
- Ex-library copy; sm. stamps on prelim. pages. Top of spine chipped; backstrip sunned; upper joint starting; backcover stained. Contents fine.
= Cf. Kainbacher I, p.129 (German ed.).
- A few scattered stamps; 1 fold. map. w. large tear affecting the image; hinge of 1 vol. weak. Spine-ends trifle chipped and corners showing; lower joint of the 2nd vol. split.
= Kainbacher I, p.74; Henze II, p.726-728.
- Lacks 2 views (Tajurra and Mombaz); all plates dampstained in top and occas. lower margin (partly affecting images); one plate sm. tear just touching image; large fold. map outer sections reattached along fold.
= First published by the author in German in 1858, this first English edition brought Krapf the esteem that he deserved. His journals formed the basis for the famous travellers that subsequently explored East Africa, Burton and Speke. Krapf was the first to report the existence of the "snow-capped mountains" in the area that we now know as Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. Henze III, p.70ff; Howgego III, K22. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVI.
- Schoolprize mounted on upper pastedown. A fine copy.
Compiègne, (V.) le Marquis de. L'Afrique Équatoriale. Okanda, Bangouens, Osyéba. Ibid., E. Plon et Cie., 1876, (4),VIII,360p., fold. lithogr. map, 8 woodengr. plates, orig. wr.
- Sl. foxed. Wrappers frayed.
AND 2 others.
- Sl. foxed. Frontwr. chipped.
= Bibliothèque de la Jeunesse Chrétienne. Cf. Gay 365 (1st and 3rd ed.); Gumuchian 3679.
Chaillé-Long, C. L'Afrique Centrale. Expéditions au Lac Victoria-Nyanza et au Makraka Niam-Niam à l'Ouest du Nil Blanc. Paris, E. Plon & Cie., 1877, VII,(1),351,(1)p., 8 double-p. woodengr. plates, ills., later cl. w. mor. letterpiece.
- Lacks the map. Binding soiled; spine rubbed.
AND 6 others, i.a. T. IGONETTE, Abrégé du Voyage de Levaillant dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique (Limoges, 1852, 2 steelengr. plates, contemp. gilt blindst. mor.); V.A. MALTE-BRUN, Résumé historique de l'exploration faite dans l'Afrique Centrale de 1853 à 1856, par le docteur Édouard Vogel (Paris, n.d. (±1860), orig. wr.) and A. CUREAU, Les Sociétés Primitives de l'Afrique Équatoriale (ibid., 1912, plates, contemp. hmor., t.e.g.).
- Sl. foxed. Otherwise fine. = Kainbacher I, p.84; Henze III, p.217.
Lenz, O. Wanderungen in Afrika. Studien und Erlebnisse. Vienna, Verlag der Literarischen Gesellschaft, 1895, 1st ed., (18),278p., orig.(?) gilt cl.
- Corners and spine-ends rubbed/ sl. worn. = Kainbacher I, p.85.
= First published 1812/ 1815.
Andersson, C.J. Lake Ngami; or, Explorations and Discoveries, During Four Years' Wanderings in the Wilds of South Western Africa. New York/ London, Dix, Edwards & Co./ Hurst & Blackett, 1857, XXIII,(1),433,(5)p., 55 woodengr. plates/ ills., orig. blindst. cl.
- Lacks the map; one leaf reattached; library stamp on first text leaf. Backstrip crudely restored; rubbed and sl. worn along extremities.
= Cf. Mendelssohn I, p.41 (ed. London 1856): "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."
AND 5 others, i.a. E. CASALIS, Les Bassoutos ou vingt-trois années d'études et d'observations au Sud de l'Afrique (Paris, 1860, fold. map, plates, contemp. hmor.) and M. VON ECKENBRECHER, Was Afrika mir gab und nahm. Erlebnisse einer deutschen Ansiedlerfrau in Südwestafrika (Berlin, 1907, plates, orig. cl.).
- The lithographed plates (sl.) foxed; contemp. owner's entry on portrait. Otherwise a fine copy.
= 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." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVI.
- Loose fold. map yellowed on verso on one section; first few leaves of vol.1 trifle foxed. Top of spine vol. 1 sl. dam.; upper joint vol. 2 splitting; backcover vol.1 sl. stained; frontcover and spine vol. 2 partly faded. Otherwise fine.
= Mendelssohn III, p.912: "(...). The objects of the expedition were the suppression of slavery, and the exploration of the South Central Lake system of South Africa, and, with regard to the former, Dr. Livingstone appears to have been greatly distressed at the fearful cruelties of the slave dealers, and the sufferings of the helpless captives are stated to have been of the most awful character. (...) At last Livingstone escaped from the scene of these atrocities, and succeeded in starting for Ujiji, where he arrived on October 23, 1871. Five days later he gained new life and courage by the welcome and unexpected arrival of H.M. Stanley with supplies and letters, and the latest news from Europe. He soon regained his energy (...) [Stanley] tried to persuade him to return to England and recuperate and then come back and finish his work, but the undaunted decided to go on, and Stanley left on March 14, 1872, taking Livingstone's despatches and journals to Europe. The last explorations were done in the vicinity of Lake Bangwelo, where, thoroughly broken down and worn out, the greatest traveller of modern times died on April 1, 1873, at Chitamb (...)". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVII.
= The first photograph with "Dr. Livingstone" in pencil on verso. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVII.
- One map stained in inner margin. Binding sl. worn along extremities.
= Cf. Howgego L34, the first edition in English (1865). This is the first French edition.
- Map w. sm. tear repaired w. tape; lower hinge weak; upper hinge repaired. Spine-ends sl. dam.; spine sunned. = "In the course of the exploration of the Shiré River, Lake Shirwa was discovered, on April 18 1859, and on September 16 he [David Livingstone] arrived at lake Nyassa about two months before Dr. Roscher reached it. The Portuguese asserted, however, that Livingstone had not discovered the lake, and endeavoured to prove that they had known of its existence previously, but it appears that their object in making this statement was to make good their claim to the country". (Mendelssohn I, p.915). Gay 3034; Henze III, p.270; Howgego III, L34; cf. Kainbacher I, p.87.
- Foxed throughout (sl. affecting the plates); contemp. owner's entry on first free endpaper. Corners and paper over covers sl. worn/ rubbed.
= Lipperheide Ad 10; Wegehaupt III, 2233. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVIII.
- A few annots. in col. pen; partly sl. waterwrinkled. Joints splitting.
Schynse, A. Zwei Jahre am Congo. Erlebnisse und Schilderungen. Cologne, J.P. Bachem, 1889, XI,(1),92p., photogr. portrait and ills., contemp. hcl.
- Some foxing. = Kainbacher I, p.129.
AND 3 others, i.a. C.F. DAMBERGER, Landreise in das Innere von Afrika (...) (Hamb., n.d., plates, orig. gilt cl.).
- Two sm. stamps on prelim. lvs. Top of spine repaired; foot of spine worn.
= Playfair/ Brown 1142. From the library of F.C. Koch. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVII.
- Fine copy. Owner's entry on verso frontisp. (dated 1899). Binding trifle rubbed.
= Kainbacher I, p.99.