2341 - 2618 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Occas. w. (sm.) defects. Mostly fine. Sold as a periodical, not subject to return.
= Hemels/ Vegt I, p.91-93.
- Contents and binding very fine.
= During his travels through the area to the west of the Litema mountains, in east Africa, Baumann discovered various lakes and was the first to traverse this stretch of land, which was considered to be too difficult to traverse. Henze I, p.200f; Kainbacher I, p.18 ("Selten"); Howgego III, B23.
- First 14 pages sl. foxed; third part occas. waterst. and sl. foxed; owner's entry on first free endpaper. Backstrip sl. worn.
= Henze I, p.348f.; Kainbacher I, p.25; Hilmy I, p.86; Howgego B69: "In 1846 he began architectural studies in Dresden, but a passion for natural history, acquired during field trips with his father, led him to abandon his studies in Dresden and in 1847 he sailed for Egypt as an assistant to the celebrated ornithologist Johann Wilhelm von Müller. For the next five years (...) he collected in Sinai, along the Blue Nile and in Sudan. Brehm returned to Germany in 1853 and for two years studied sciences at Jena, obtaining his doctorate with the three-volume thesis Reiseskizzen aus Nordafrika".
- Without the map of Abyssinia. Occas. sl. foxed. Bindings rubbed.
= Cf. Gay 44 (French eds.); Kainbacher I, p.154 (German eds.).
- Second vol. trifle foxed and edges of bookblock sl. stained.
- Map trifle foxed; sm. stamp on upper pastedown and 2nd free endpaper.
= Mendelssohn I, p.625: "(...) Cooley examines the accounts of travellers in Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa, with special reference to the elucidation of the mystery that surrounded the central regions of the Continent and the Lake District. (...) A great part of the ground covered is now included in Rhodesia."
- Two sm. worn spots in lower margin of frontwr. Fine copy.
= Very rare collection of photographic views of 19th century Eastern Africa, by J.A. da Cunha Moraes, one of the most important photographers in Angola in the 1870s/1880s. "J.A. da Cunha Moraes was one of several Portuguese photographers established in the Portuguese African colonies in the late nineteenth century. Based in Luanda, Moraes was perhaps one of the outstanding early photographers and is remembered for his four-volume photographic album Africa Occidental." (Jill R. Dias, Photographic sources for the history of Portuguese-speaking Africa 1870-1914. In: Photographs as sources of African history. Ed. A. Roberts).
AND 7 picture postcards using photographs by Da Cunha Moraes (±1890, all unused. Two postcards sl. waterstained). - AND 1 other on Da Cunha Moraes: N. MONTI and A.P. VICENTE, Viagens em Angola, 1877-1897 (Coimbra, 1991, ills. by DA CUNHA MORAES, orig. cl. w. dustwr., obl. 8vo).
- Most plates waterstained (also affecting images). Otherwise fine.
= Gay 337; Howgego C33 and D18: "(...) Drawn on an impulse to African exploration, in 1821 he was appointed by Earl Bathurst to command an expedition across the Sahara to Bornu in association with Hugh Clapperton and Walter Oudney (...). Published in 1826, the Narrative of travels and other discoveries (...) co-authored with Clapperton and Oudney, provided a wealth of new material on the African interior but so belittled Clapperton's contribution that it almost reads as though Denham was travelling alone (...)." (Howgego D18). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXII.
- Owner's entry on first blank; first and last pages foxed; map creased and foxed. Lower hinge broken and upper hinge splitting; covers and spine sl. worn/ rubbed along extremities.
= Henze II, p.101-103. Not in Gay. Paul Belloni Du Chaillu (1835-1903), "Französischer Afrika-Reisender, naturalisierter US-Amerikaner, unter allen Afrikanischer Reisenden (...) der wichtigste Bahnbrecher zum grossen unbekannten Äquatorial-Kern von Westen her." (Henze).
Baker, S.W. The Albert Nyanza, great basin of the Nile and explorations of the Nile sources. London, Macmillan & Co., 1898, 9th ed., XXVII,(1),499p., steelengr. tinted map, 12 plates, num. ills., contemp. blindst. cl. w. giltlettered spine.
- Owner's entry on verso first free endpaper.
= Cf. Kainbacher I, p.15; Howgego B10. Account of Samuel Baker's exploration of the source of the Nile, which led to the discovery of Lake Albert in 1863. The expedition was full of hardship. "A mutiny had to be quelled, the baggage animals died, forcing the baker to ride oxen, and food supplies dwindled, reducing them to eating grass. Fever often laid them low for weeks on end, their guides deceived them and hippopotami overturned their boats" (Howgego).
- Bookplate of Robert Brown on upper pastedown; all plates browned; large map and last leaf doubled w. japanese and several tears (on fold.) restored.
= Henze II, p.144f; Broc, p.127-128; Howgego D37: "From Tripoli he went south to Ghadamis, then headed directly for the Tassili N'Ajjer where he found two Tuareg chiefs in power, both intelligent men friendly towards Europeans. (...) The report [of his travels], now regarded as a classic of its genre, was published in Paris in 1864 (...) Later expeditions did nothing to take advantage of the feeling of goodwill he had engendered, and the Tuareg became increasingly disillusioned with the French, a feeling that culminated in the bloody massacre of the Flatters Expedition. Duveryrier was wrongly accused of having contributed to the failure of French expansionist aims in the Sahara because of the alleged inaccuracy of his description of the Tuareg. (...) The bitterness of Duveyrier's disappointment led him to suicide."
- The plates sl. foxed. Professionally rebacked; spine sl. rubbed.
= With SIGNED DEDICATION by Dr. PERRON on htitle (cut sl. short, affecting the name of the dedicatee). The Arab merchant Mohammed ibn Omar al Tunusi (Tounsy) undertook an expedition to the Sudan around 1810. His narrative was published in two volumes: the first dealing with Darfur and the rare second part with Wadaï (present day eastern Chad), of which the former capital Ouarah was an important city on the Arab slave trading route. Hilmy II, p.52; Gay 2786; cf. Blackmer 1469 (ed. London 1854).
- New endpapers; fold. view and 1 map loosely inserted; trifle waterst. in upper blank margin. Contents otherwise fine.
= Mendelssohn II, p.502; not in Gay. Rare.
- (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).
Schmidt, R. Deutschlands Koloniale Helden und Pioniere der Kultur im schwarzen Kontinent. Braunsweig, A. Limbach, 1896, 2 vols., (10),375; (8),343p., 1 large fold. col. lithogr. map, 10 woodengr. portraits, orig. unif. blindst. cl.
- Trifle foxed. Spine-ends strengthened w. tape.
AND 1 other.
- 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. Top of upper joint starting.
= 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.
Fairholt, F.W. Up the Nile, and home again. London, Chapman and Hall, 1862, 1st ed., XIX,(1),448p., 20 tinted lithogr. plates, sl. later gilt blindst. and dec. cl.
- Lacks the map of southern Africa (vol.V); vol.1 upper hinge broken and previous owner's entry on first free endpaper; 1 plate large tear repaired; occas. waterst., mainly in margins. Bindings sl. worn at extremities.
= Tiele 659 (erroneously calls for 6 vols.); cf. Mendelssohn I, p.889; cf. Gay 3118. Cox I, p.389: " (...) interesting as an account of South Africa at a time when comparatively little was known regarding its natural history and the Dutch settlers". Henze III, p.228: "Seine Werke fesselte durch lebhafte, flüssige Diktion und mußten Gemüter mächtig ansprechen, in denen noch Rousseausche Ideen nachklangen. Kein Reise-schriftsteller über Süd-Afrika hat größere Beachtung in west. Ausland gefunden als er."
- 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."
- 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 (...)".
- One map stained in inner margin. Spine-ends dam.; binding sl. worn along extremities.
= Cf. Howgego L34, the first edition in English (1865). This is the first French edition.
- New endpapers; title-p. and frontisp. sl foxed. Spine-ends restored. = Kainbacher I, p.97.
Blaikie, W.G. The personal life of David Livingstone. London, J. Murray, 1880, first Engl. ed., XIX,(1 blank),504,24(publ. cat.)p., stipple-engr. frontisp., fold. col. lithogr. map, contemp. giltlettered cl.
- Hinges weak; contemp. owner's entry on title-p.; occas. trifle/ sl. foxed; title-p. loosening. Spine-ends chipped.
- Sl. waterwrinkled. Corners of both covers restored. = Cf. Kainbacher I, p.102; Henze IV, p.14.