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The Head-Hunters of Borneo: A Narrative of Travel Up the Mahakkam and Down the Barito ,also Journeyings in Sumatra. (Classics of Exploration Series)

By: ( TIME LIFE FACSIMILE REPRINT ); BOCK, Carl;

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Time Life Books, Amsterdam 1984:

Seller ID: 75175


8vo. (5.5 x 8.5 inches). Brown leather binding with raised banding to spine and Red / gold decororation and lettering. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. In excellent, near fine condition. No inscriptions or marks. 344pp. With 30 colour plates and maps and other illustrations. Loosely laid in is a leaf by “Time Life Books” giving detailed information on the author and his life. “This leather-bound volume - lavishly illustrated and complete with two fold... View more info

Image for Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa. With accounts of the manners and customs of the people and of the chace of the Gorilla, Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals. (Classics of Exploration Series)

Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa. With accounts of the manners and customs of the people and of the chace of the Gorilla, Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals. (Classics of Exploration Series)

By: ( TIME LIFE FACSIMILE REPRINT ); CHAILLU, Paul B. Du;

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Time Life Books, Amsterdam 1985:

Seller ID: 75172


8vo. (5.5 x 8.5 inches). Brown leather binding with raised banding to spine and Red / gold decororation and lettering. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. In excellent, near fine condition. No inscriptions or marks. 479pp. With map and illustrations. Loosely laid in is a leaf by “Time Life Books” giving detailed information on the author and his life. “This leather-bound volume - lavishly illustrated and complete with two fold-out maps - has been photogr... View more info

Image for In The Forbidden Land. An Account of a Journey in Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Authorities, Imprisonment, Torture and Ultimate Release. In Two Volumes. (Classics of Exploration Series)

In The Forbidden Land. An Account of a Journey in Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Authorities, Imprisonment, Torture and Ultimate Release. In Two Volumes. (Classics of Exploration Series)

By: ( TIME LIFE FACSIMILE REPRINT ); LANDOR, A. Henry Savage;

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Time Life Books, Amsterdam 1985:

Seller ID: 75174


2 vols in 1. 8vo. (5.5 x 8.5 inches). Brown leather binding with raised banding to spine and Red / gold decororation and lettering. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. In excellent, near fine condition. No inscriptions or marks. 320 + 263pp. With map, colour plates and many illustrations. Loosely laid in is a leaf by “Time Life Books” giving detailed information on the author and his life. “This leather-bound volume - lavishly illustrated and complete wi... View more info

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The Savage South Seas.

By: (HARDY, NORMAN H.); WAY ELKINGTON, E.:

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, A. & C. BLACK, 1907 (1st.ed.):

Seller ID: 77784


Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Gilt lettering to front and spine with black and white pictorial designs to front and spine. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. Nice bright clean cloth. Some slight fading to spine. Small bump to top corner nr spine. Endpapers darkened. Some slight darkening to outer edges with some mild foxing to pages else a very clean and tight copy. 211pp. 68 Illustrated with colour plates. Folding map at rear. View more info

Image for The History of Southern & Central Africa: It’s Topography, Geography, Natural Productions, &c., &c. The Whole embracing the results of the travels and researches of the most celebrated and eminent African explorers. In Three Volumes.

The History of Southern & Central Africa: It’s Topography, Geography, Natural Productions, &c., &c. The Whole embracing the results of the travels and researches of the most celebrated and eminent African explorers. In Three Volumes.

By: ADAM & CO.;

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Co. n.d. ca1885:

Seller ID: 77510


3 volumes. Hardbacks. Approx 12 x 9 inches. In brown/orange cloth with decorative gilt lettering to spines and pictorial gilt decoration to fronts, embossed and with decorative black edging/detailing. All edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. In very good conditions. Corners are a bit bumped and knocked, some darkening and rubbing to edges. Ends of spine a little bumped with some small splits/chips. Some darkening to spine vol.3. A couple of minor marks to cloth. Some small hand... View more info

Image for Lower Egypt and the Peninsula of Sinai. Handbook for travellers.

Lower Egypt and the Peninsula of Sinai. Handbook for travellers.

By: BAEDEKER, KARL:

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Karl Baedeker. Leipzig. Dulau & Co., 1885 (2nd.ed.,revised & augm.).:

Seller ID: 79043


Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and edges, some slight darkening to cloth. Glue repair inside front hinge. Neat inscription to front. A couple of minor spots and light handling marks, Else a very clean and tight copy. 16 maps, incl.2 lg.fold out maps. 30 plans, 7 views and 76 vignettes. 538p. The first English edition after the 1881 rebellion and the bombardment of Alexandria ... View more info

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Sacred Hunger, First Chapter Series. Volume V. SIGNED. LIMITED EDITION.

By: Barry Unsworth; Ezequiel Mabote,

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Fyfield, Oak Tree Press, 2007:

Seller ID: 74318


Approx 8 x 10 inches. First Edition. Signed. LIMITED edition to ONLY 160 Copies. Signed and dated by the author, Barry Unsworth. Bound in original light brown cloth, with while title labels. With original slipcase. In near fine condition. Colour woodcuts by Ezequiel Mabote. The first fifty pages of the book read beautifully, with superbly reproduced woodcuts front and back and large text with wide margins, all on matt white paper. Barry Unsworth died in 2012 at the age o... View more info

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'Soul Journeys' Five Statuettes of African Maasai Tribal Women Limited Edition Resin Figures.

By: BAYNE, Stacey:

Price: £150.00

Seller ID: 78942


5 Standing Female Maasai Figures. Tallest 21 inches, smallest 14 inches. Cast Resin. In very good near fine conditions. No visible knocks or faults. View more info

Image for Uganda Memories (18997-1940) Limited Numbered & Signed Edition.

Uganda Memories (18997-1940) Limited Numbered & Signed Edition.

By: COOK, Sir Albert R.;

Price: £175.00

Publisher: Kampala The Uganda Society 1945 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76696


Hardback. Size approx 10 x 8 ins. In green cloth with embossed gilt logo to front and lettering to spine. In very good condition. Corners are slightly bumped with some rubbing to edges of cloth and corners of spine. Endpapers and pages slightly tanned, a couple of light spots but overall a very clean and tight copy. Numbered 219/750 and Signed by the Author on front endpaper. 415pp. With many full page b&w photo illustrations and 2 maps. One large folding map in pock... View more info

Image for South Africa and the Transvaal War. From the Foundation of Cape Colony... With Numerous Illustrations and Maps. In Seven Volumes.

South Africa and the Transvaal War. From the Foundation of Cape Colony... With Numerous Illustrations and Maps. In Seven Volumes.

By: CRESWICKE, Louis;

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, T. C. & E. C. Jack, 1900 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77277


7 volumes. Hardbacks. Tall 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. Light brown/cream cloth with black lettering and black and red pictorial illustrations to front boards and spines. Plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped with minor rubbing to corners and edges. Spines darkened, edges of cloths darkened, some minor marks to boards. Endpapers darkened. Some light to mild foxing to pages/ page edges. Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. A nice tigh... View more info

Image for Carthage and Her Remains: Being an account of the Excavations and Researches on the site of The Phoenician Metropolis in Africa, and other adjacent places. Conducted un der the Auspices of Her Majesty’s Government.

Carthage and Her Remains: Being an account of the Excavations and Researches on the site of The Phoenician Metropolis in Africa, and other adjacent places. Conducted un der the Auspices of Her Majesty’s Government.

By: DAVIS, Dr. N.;

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London. Richard Bentley. 1861 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76369


Size approx 8.5 x 6 inches. Hardback in full calf leather binding. Extensive gilt decoration to spine, with black leather label with gilt lettering. Gilt edging to boards. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good condition. Some marks and dents to front board. Rubbing to edges. Small split to bottom edge of front hinge. Some mild foxing to page edges and first and last few pages. Otherwise clean and tight. 631pp. 33 engraved illustrations including fold out maps an... View more info

Image for Mareotis. Being a Short Account of the History and Ancient Monuments of the North-Western Desert of Egypt and of Lake Mareotis.

Mareotis. Being a Short Account of the History and Ancient Monuments of the North-Western Desert of Egypt and of Lake Mareotis.

By: DE COSSON, Anthony;

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd. 1935 1st edition,:

Seller ID: 77444


Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Red edging to top. In original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper, (DW slightly darkened with some marks, edges slightly rubbed.) Minor rubbing to edges and a couple of faint marks to cloth. Endpapers a little darkened. Else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 219pp. 21 Illustrations including full-page plates, plans and folding map. View more info

Image for Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque. Translated from the original German by C. Bell. With an introduction & notes by S. Birch. In Two Volumes.

Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque. Translated from the original German by C. Bell. With an introduction & notes by S. Birch. In Two Volumes.

By: EBERS, G: BELL, C.: BIRCH, S.:

Price: £160.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Company Ltd, 1887 1st:

Seller ID: 79226


2 vlumes. Large hardbacks, 13 x 10 inches. Dark green cloth with gilt & black lettering to spines and fronts and with decorative black & red pictorial designs to fronts and spines. Blind embossed designs on rear. In very good conditions. Edges and ends of spines rubbed and nicked, corners slightly bumped. Some minor rubbing/handling marks to boards. Bookplate to front, endpapers darkened with some moderate foxing to prelims and frontispieces. Some ominopr handlin... View more info

Image for Syria, An Historical Appreciation. Illustrated from Photographs mainly by A. Costa.

Syria, An Historical Appreciation. Illustrated from Photographs mainly by A. Costa.

By: FEDDEN, ROBIN:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London Robert Hale Ltd. 1946 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76744


Hardback. Approx 9 x 6 inches. Blue cloth. Gilt to spine. In very good condition. Cover rubbed at spine. Some light foxing otherwise clean and tight. Maps to endpapers. 32 b&w photo illustrations. 287pp. View more info

Image for The Secret of the Sahara: Kufara. Author of “Unconducted Wanderers”. With 76 Illustrations from Photographs by the Author, and a Map.

The Secret of the Sahara: Kufara. Author of “Unconducted Wanderers”. With 76 Illustrations from Photographs by the Author, and a Map.

By: FORBES, ROSITA:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cassell & Co. 1921 (1st).:

Seller ID: 76130


Tall 8vo. 9.5 x 6.5 ins. Hardback in grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, dark printed lettering and blue palm tree design to front. In very good condition. Extremities a little rubbed, with a few small marks. Endpapers tanned, with small name inscription lower corner. One small tear on folding map. Two plates slightly rubbed on fore edge. Some foxing/darkening to page edges otherwise inside pages clean and tight . 76 photo.plates & a map. 350pp. View more info

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Sporting in Algeria.

By: HARCOURT, Edward Vernon:

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Hastings, George Lindridge Library/ Hamilton, Adams & Co. (n.d.). 1859 1st:

Seller ID: 78851


Hardback, approx 7 x 4 inches. Sm.8vo. Blue/green cloth with blind-stamped decor, lettered in gold on spine. In very good condition. Cloth faded and spine darkened. Some minor rubbing and bumps to corners. Some minor foxing to frontis plate and title page else a very clean and tight copy. Tinted frontis.lithograph (Algiers) and fold out map. 187pp.(incl.extensive appendix - list of birds, animals, etc.). View more info

Image for A Wandering Scholar in the Levant. With Illustrations.

A Wandering Scholar in the Levant. With Illustrations.

By: HOGARTH, David G.;

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1896 1st edition,:

Seller ID: 77443


Hardback, approx 7.5 x 5 inches. In dark olive green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front with black decorative edging to front board. Decorative endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to cloth; corners edges and slightly to boards. Corners slightly bumped. A couple of of small spots. Endpapers slightly darkened. Tissue guard to frontis. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 206pp +4pp cat. With 13 B&W illustrations and folding map at r... View more info

Image for The Future Conservation of The Nile. The Nile Basin. Volume VII. Physical Department Paper No. 51. Signed by Author.

The Future Conservation of The Nile. The Nile Basin. Volume VII. Physical Department Paper No. 51. Signed by Author.

By: HURST, H. E.; BLACK, R. P.; SIMAIKA, Y. M.;

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Cairo S. O. P. Press 1946 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77122


Hardback. Large, approx 11 x 8 inches. In pebbled green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and front. In very good condition. Some fading and minor shelfwear to cover. Endpapers darkened with Authors signature and inscription to front, with signed photograph of the Author, To; “Judge H. H. Barne, Best Wishes H.E. Hurst, 1947.” Inside pages very clean and tight. 8 b&w photographs. Folding colour map at front. 6 b&w maps, and 88 b&w diagrams ... View more info

Image for Four Guineas A Journey Through West Africa.

Four Guineas A Journey Through West Africa.

By: HUXLEY, Elspeth;

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London Chatto & Windus 1954 1st ed:

Seller ID: 76200


Size 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In orange cloth with blue/gilt lettering to spine. In original illustrated paper dustwrapper. Top edge olivine. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW spine slightly faded/darkened, darkening to rear, minor tears to edges, small nick top of spine, in protective sleeve.) Cloth is clean and bright. Endpapers darkened with some mild foxing, spots to outer edges otherwise pages clean and tight throughout. 303pp. 5 maps and 59 B&W ph... View more info

A Comparative Study of the Bantu and Semi-Bantu Languages.

By: JOHNSTON, Sir HARRY H.:

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1919 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 69747


Size 7.75 x 10.0 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded with small mark. Small marks and light scratches to boards. Inscription in German/Dutch? to front endpaper, dated 1926. Rubber stamps to endpapers, main title and other. Else a clean and tight copy. 287pp. With b/w photographs and two maps in text. A study of the Bantu and Semi-Bantu languages, from the early 20th century. View more info