Africana Books Pre-1900

Peter Ayre’s Books

Greenham Hall,

Greenham, Wellington, UK.

TA21 OJJ

O1823 672603

peterjayre@aol.com  

Africana Books – Pre 1900.

Sadly, my husband Peter passed away in June 2018, and I have decided to take on his book business, which is why I am contacting his past customers. Peter had been unwell for the last few years, and had not been very active with the books.

I am slowly learning my way round his stock system, and am relying on the descriptions he had made for the books he held in stock. I am more than happy to attempt to provide more detail if you require it, or send photos on request.

I am sending this list to you, in the hope that it may be of interest to you. I would also be happy for you to pass it on to anyone you feel may be interested. If you do not wish to have any further lists sent, please let me know and I will make sure you are not sent any further lists.

My first selection of books consists of books printed prior to 1900. Age has not been kind to some, so do please read the descriptions carefully.

If you are interested in any of them, please note the reference number especially if more than one is listed.

I will deal with orders in order of receipt. 

Post and packing will be quoted depending on size, weight and destination and choice of service. Payment can be made using Paypal, or direct to bank. 

Listings are made up as follows:- 

Author, title, publisher, country, date, edition, size, weight, page numbers, Frontis, maps, binding description, comments, condition, ref number, and price. 

If anyone has any particular book that they are looking for, do let me know, I have approximately 3500 Africana books in stock.

Caro Ayre

peterjayre@aol.com 

Anon RECENT TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE, W & R Chambers, London, 1890, New. 5 x 7.25, 288 pages, 27 B/W pictures. Orig. brown pict. Cloth. Rear endpaper removed. O/W Good “chapters on Livingstone, Thomson, Stanley etc.”

Ref.19 £10.00

“Hohnel, Lieut. Ludwig von” DISCOVERY OF LAKES RUDOLF AND STEFANIE. Vol 1 of 2 Vols. Longmans Green, London. 1894. 1st edition. 6.5 x 9.5

xx + 435 pages, 179 original pics, 5 coloured maps. Orig. blue cloth gilt. 

“Hohnel, Lieut. Ludwig von” DISCOVERY OF LAKES RUDOLF AND STEFANIE. Vol 2. Longmans Green, London. 1894 1st. 6.5 x 9.5. xii + 397 pages, 179 original pics, 5 coloured maps. Orig. blue cloth gilt. Faded due to damp. Both volumes have been damp affected and professionally repaired. New eps and parts of some pages.

“Better than the description sounds, overall a good tight copy of this scarce book, especially rare in the blue cloth binding”.

Ref.142&143 £800.00

Mackay, A. M. MACKAY. Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1890. 1st edition. 5.5 x 8viii + 488 pages, Frontis.1 Folding map.Orig. blue cloth. F. hinge cracked. Library label inside f. cover. 3 stamps (not obtrusive).

Ref 194 £40.00

Mackay, A. M. MACKAY – Pioneer Missionary of the Church Missionary Society to Uganda. Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1890. 1st-8th Thousand. 5.5 x 8,, viii + 488 pages., Frontis. 1 Folding map. Orig. blue cloth. An important biography by Mackay’s sister. Good.

Ref 494 £15.00

Mackay, THE STORY OF THE LIFE OF MACKAY OF UGANDA – by his Sister. Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1894. 11th thousand. 5 x 7.5. vii + 338 + Ads. 13 B/W pics.”Orig. grey pictorial cloth, aeg”.V. Good. Important biography by Mackay’s sister with attractive pictorial binding. 

Ref 1379 £20.00

Mackay. A. M. MACKAY – Pioneer Missionary of the Church Missionary Society to Uganda. Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1892. 1st Ed -12th Thousand” 5.5 x 8. 1000″ viii + 488 pages. Frontis. 1 Folding map. Orig. blue cloth. Good. Important biography by Mackay’s sister. 

Ref 2232 £15.00

“Stock, Sarah Geraldina”,THE STORY OF UGANDA AND THE VICTORIA NYANZA MISSION. The Religious Tract Society, London. 1892. 1st Edition. 5 x 7.25. 223 + 16pp Ads. 15 B/W pics. 1 Orig map. Green cloth gilt, Foxing to eps. O/W V. Good.

Ref 1507 £40.00

“Stock, Sarah Geraldina”. MISSIONARY HEROES OF AFRICA. London Missionary Society, London. 1897. 1st Edtion. 6.75 x 8.5. viii + 204 pages. 75 pics. Orig. dec. green cloth. Covers marked. Foxing to eps. Prize label on flyleaf. 1 leaf torn and loose. “Chapters on Zanzibar, Tanganyika and Uganda”.

Ref 266 £10.00

“Stock, Sarah Geraldina” MISSIONARY HEROES OF AFRICA. London Missionary Society, London. 1898. 2nd Edition. “6.75 x 8.5, 600”. viii + 204  pages + Ads. 75 pics, 1 map. Orig. dec. olive cloth. “F. fep missing, front hinge cracked, covers bumped and grubby, O/W V. Good”. “Chapters on Zanzibar, Tanganyika and Uganda”. 

Ref 2499 £20.00

“Stock, Sarah Geraldina”, MISSIONARY HEROES OF AFRICA, London Missionary Society, London, 1897, 1st Edition, “6.75 x 8.5, 525”, viii + 204 pages + Ads, 75 pics, 1, Orig map. Dec. green cloth, V. Good. “Chapters on Zanzibar, Tanganyika and Uganda”.

Ref 5027 £25.00

“Stock, Sarah Geraldina” THE STORY OF UGANDA AND THE VICTORIA NYANZA MISSION. The Religious Tract Society. London. 1892. 1st Edition. “5 x 7.25, 550”, 223 pages + 16pp Ads, 15 B/W pics, 1 Map, Orig. green cloth gilt, “small mark on upper board, O/W V. Good”.

Ref 3025 £35.00

“Neumann, Arthur H.” ELEPHANT-HUNTING IN EAST EQUATORIAL AFRICA. Rowland Ward, London. 1898. 1st Edition.6 x 8.75. xix + 455 pages. 1 Col plate plus numerous B/W. 1 Col. Map. + 1 Folding in pocket. Recent full maroon morocco gilt, “raised bands, tooling, 3 leaves of text & map in facsimile, a number of unobtrusive small round lib. stamps. A handsome copy of a rare classic “Being An Account of Three Years’ Ivory-Hunting under Mount Kenia and Among the Ndorobo Savages of the Lorogi Mountains, including a Trip to the North End of Lake Rudolph”.

Ref 956 £500.00

“Baker, Sir Samuel W. WILD BEASTS AND THEIR WAYS – Reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Macmillan, London. 1891. 2nd edition. 5.75 x 8, xiv + 455 pages + Ads. , 29 pics. Orig. red cloth gilt. “gilt vignettes on f. and r. cover, rebacked with orig. worn spine laid down, new eps. Overall a Good copy of the second edition of this uncommon book”.

Ref 986 £60.00

“Battersby, Charles Harford-“ PILKINGTON OF UGANDA. Marshall Bros. London. 1898. 2nd Edition. 5.25 x 7.75. xvi + 346 pages + v. 2 maps.1 folding. Orig. green dec. Cloth. “F. fep missing, eps darkened, Lib. label inside f. cover and ink number to title page, O/W V. Good”.

Ref 1162 £30.00

“Battersby, C.F. Harford-” PILKINGTON OF UGANDA. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1899. 1st US Edtion. 5.5 x 8. xvi + 346 + v pages.2 folding maps. Orig. green cloth. “Lib. label inside f. cover and number inked on verso of title page, O/W V. Good. “biography of this early missionary – intended as a sequel to the biography of Mackay of Uganda. 

Ref 1164 £35.00

“Battersby, Charles Harford-” PILKINGTON OF UGANDA, Marshall Bros., London, 1st Edition, 5.25 x 7.75, xvi + 346 pages+ Ads, 2, 2 folding maps, Orig. blue dec. cloth, “spine faded and covers grubby, label inside f. cover, hinges cracked, Good”. Excellent biography of this early missionary who was killed during the Sudanese mutiny in 1897.

Ref 7709 £15.00,

“Colvile, Zelie” ROUND THE BLACK MAN’S GARDEN. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. 1893. 1st Edition. 6 x 8.5. xv + 344 pages. 32 Full Page pics, and others in text. 2 maps. Orig. blue pict. Cloth. “hinges cracked, spine grubby, O/W V. Good” “by the wife of Sir Henry Colvile, Commissioner in Uganda, an account of a journey from Suez around the coast of Africa to Dakar calling at various ports en route. Rare.”

Ref 1557 £100.00

“Colvile, Colonel H.E.” THE LAND OF THE NILE SPRINGS – Being Chiefly an Account of How we fought Kabarega. Edward Arnold. London. 1895. 1st Edition. “5.75 x 8.75, 1000”. xvi + 312 pages+ Ads. 17 B/W Plates. 2 folding maps. Orig. red cloth gilt, “small split to one edge of spine, slight fraying to top and base of spine, spine grubby, O/W V. Good”.

Ref 2221 £185.00

“Brewin, Robert” MEMOIRS OF MRS REBECCA WAKEFIELD. Hamilton Adams & Co. London. 1879. 2nd Edition. 5 x 7.25. 313, 24 pages. “Orig. dec. purple cloth gilt, aeg”. “spine and part of r. cover faded, O/W V. Good. A gift from the author to Mrs R. Johnson”.

Ref 1654 £50.00

“Thomson, Rev. J.B.” JOSEPH THOMSON – AFRICAN EXPLORER. Sampson Low, Marston & Co. London. 1896. 1st Edition. “5 x 7.5. 800 xvi + 358 pages. 21 Pics. 6 Maps. Orig. red cloth gilt, “hinges cracked, Good” 

Ref 1800 £50

“Stanley, Henry M.” IN DARKEST AFRICA – Vol 1 “Sampson Low, Marston Searle”, London. 1890. 1st UK Edition. “5.75 x 9, 1400″ xv + 529 Numerous Woodcuts. 1 Folding map. Orig. pict cloth gilt,”top of spine torn, hinges cracked, map torn and repaired, Good”. Ref 2161

“Stanley, Henry M.” IN DARKEST AFRICA – Vol 2 “Sampson Low, Marston Searle”, London. 1890. 1st UK Edition. “5.75 x 9, 1400″ xv + 472, 150 Woodcuts (2 vols) 2 Folding maps. Orig. pict cloth gilt,”some damp effects to bottom edge of upper cover, hinges weak, tear to folding map, Good”. Ref 3762

Ref 2161 with 3762 £85.00 for pair.

“Stanley, Henry M.”, IN DARKEST AFRICA – 2 Vols, “Sampson Low, Marston Searle”, London, 1890, 1st UK Edition, “5.75 x 9, 1400”, “xv + 529 pages, xv + 472″, Numerous Woodcuts, 1 Folding map, 3”, Orig. pict cloth gilt, “Vol 1 – head and tail of spine frayed, hinges cracked, f. fep missing, Good. Vol 2 – head & tail of spine worn O/W V. Good. Both vols. Stamped ‘Government House’!”

Ref 6025 £55.00

“Ashe, Rev. R.P.”, CHRONICLES OF UGANDA. Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1894. 1st Edition. “6 x 8.5, 950”, xiv + 480 Pages, Port. + 26 B/W pics. Orig. blue cloth gilt, “slight wear and soiling to covers, O/W V. Good”. Interesting and at times controversial account of Uganda up to the time of its becoming a Protectorate.

Ref 3838 £95.00

“Ashe, Rev. R.P.”, CHRONICLES OF UGANDA. Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1894. 1st Edition. “6 x 8.5, 950”. xiv + 480 pages. Port. + 26 B/W pics. Orig. blue cloth gilt, “spine worn, covers bumped and worn, Letter from the author taped inside f. cover, Good, scarce”. Interesting and at times controversial account of Uganda up to the time of its becoming a Protectorate.

Ref 2255 £175.00

“Ashe, Robert P.” “TWO KINGS OF UGANDA; or, Life By the Shores of Victoria Nyanza”, “Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington”, London, 1889, 1st Edition, 5 x 7.75, xiv + 354 pages, 4 B/W Plates, 1 folding map, Orig. pictorial green cloth, “spine ends bumped and worn, spine grubby, several small oval ownership stamps, O/W V. Good. Scarce in the first edition”.Account of missionary work in Buganda  and the two kings Mutesa and Mwanga.

Ref 7978 £105.00

Ashe, Robert P.”, “TWO KINGS OF UGANDA; or, Life By the Shores of Victoria Nyanza”, “Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington”, London, 1889, 1st Edition, 5 x 7.75, xiv + 354 pages, 4 B/W Plates, 1 folding Map, Orig. pictorial green cloth, “spine ends bumped and worn, spine worn, O/W V. Good. Scarce in the first edition”. Account of missionary work in Buganda  and the two kings Mutesa and Mwanga.

Ref 7987 £125.00

“Barttelot, Walter George”, THE LIFE OF EDMUND MUSGRAVE BARTTELOT. Richard Bentley, London. 1890. 1st Edition. “5.75 x 9, 1150”. 413 pages. Mounted photo frontis. + 3 B/W plates. 2 folding maps at end. Orig. red cloth gilt, “cloth worn and stained, signs of label removed from f. cover, a few small chips to cloth of spine and joints, generally a Good copy of a scarce title”. “Captain and Brevet-Major Royal Fusiliers, Commander of the Rear Column of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition – being An Account of His Services For The Relief of Kandahar, of Gordon, and of Emin – From his letters and diary.”

Ref 2278 £55.00

“Mounteney-Jephson, A.J.” EMIN PASHA AND THE REBELLION AT THE EQUATOR. Charles Scribners, New York. 1890.1st US Edition. “6 x 9, 1500”. xxiv + 490 pages, 2 Photogravures + engravings, 1 map + facs. letter, Orig. embossed decorated green cloth. “Bright and crisp copy, V. Good”. Written with the cooperation of H.M. Stanley so strongly influenced by his view of events.

Ref 2362 £80.00

“Casati, Major Gaetano” TEN YEARS IN EQUATORIA AND THE RETURN WITH EMIN PASHA – Vol 1.F. Warne & Co. London. 1891. 2nd Edition. “5.75 x 9, 1400”. xxii + 376 pages, profusely in colour and B/W, 3 maps. Orig. brown decorated pictorial cloth, “head and tail of spine frayed, maps missing, rear hinge cracked, a Good reading copy”.

Ref 2442 £30.00

“Casati, Major Gaetano” TEN YEARS IN EQUATORIA AND THE RETURN WITH EMIN PASHA – Vol 1  F. Warne & Co. London. 1891. 2nd Edition “5.75 x 9, 1400”, xxii + 376 pages, profusely in colour and B/W pics. 3 maps. Orig. brown decorated pictorial cloth, “bumped and worn, hinges cracked, rear cover frayed and damp affected, contents V. Good”.

Ref 2583 £35.00

“New, Charles” “LIFE, WANDERINGS, AND LABOURS IN EASTERN AFRICA” Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1873. 1st Edition. “5.25 x 8, 900” xiv + 528 pages, 11 sepia pics, 1 folding map. Orig. green pictorial cloth, “pages smoke damaged and very brittle, numerous pages broken away at spine, loads of binding problems – Help!!” “With an Account of The First Successful Ascent of the Equatorial Snow Mountain, Kilima Njaro and Remarks upon East African Slavery. Reprint of the second edition”.

Ref 2889 £100.00, 

“Pierpoint, R.D.” “IN UGANDA FOR CHRIST – The Life Story of the Rev. John Samuel Callis B.A., of the C.M.S.” Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1898. 1st Edition. “5.5 x 8, 600”, viii + 197 pages, Frontis. + 7 B/W Photos. Orig. green cloth, Sl. foxing to eps. O/W V. Good. An uncommon book on early Uganda missionaries.

Ref 2901 £20.00

“Hall, Rev. Martin J.”, THROUGH MY SPECTACLES IN UGANDA – Or the Story of a Fruitful Field. CMS. London. 1898. 1st Edition. “6.5 x 8.5, 500” 104 pages, Profusely illustrated. “Orig. brown padded cord cloth, aeg”, “covers slightly worn, contents near Fine”. A most interesting historical account of early missionary efforts in Uganda. Not an evangelistic ‘saving souls’ book.

Ref 2964 £50.00

“Hall, Rev. Martin J.”, THROUGH MY SPECTACLES IN UGANDA – Or the Story of a Fruitful Field, CMS, London, 1898, 1st Edition, 6.5 x 8.25, 104 pages, Profusely illustrated “Orig. red decorated cloth, bevelled edge boards, aeg”, V. Good, A most interesting historical account of early missionary efforts in Uganda. Not an evangelistic ‘saving souls’ book.

Ref 8204 £45.00,

“Baur, Father and Father Le Roy” A TRAVERS LE ZANGUEBAR. Alfred Mame et Fils. Tours. 1886. 1st Edition. “7 x 10.5, 1150”, 358 pages, 45 Engravings 1 map. “Orig. red dec. cloth gilt, aeg”. V. Good. – Text in French”,’Voyage dans L’Oudoe, L’Ouzigoua, L’Oukwere, L’Oukami et L’Ousagara.’ Early travels by two Holy Ghost Fathers based in Zanzibar and Bagamoyo. Father Baur arrived in Zanzibar in 1863 to open the mission and died there in 1913.”

Ref 3042 £120.00

“Portal, Sir Gerald”, THE BRITISH MISSION TO UGANDA IN 1893, Edward Arnold, London, 1894, 1st Edition, “5.75 x 9, 1150”, xlvi + 351 pages, 39 B/W, 1 folding map at end, Orig. red cloth gilt spearman on f. cover, “sl. Rubbing to spine, corners bumped, O/W V. Good”.

Ref 3205 £125.00

“Dawson, E.C.”, JAMES HANNINGTON – FIRST BISHOP OF EASTERN EQUATORIAL AFRICA, Seeley & Co., London, 1887, Twentieth thousand, “5 x 7.75, 600”, viii + 392 pages, 18 B/W + Pen sketches, 1 folding map at end, Orig. brown cloth gilt, V. Good.

Ref 3438 £20.00

“Dawson, E.C.   (ed.)”, THE LAST JOURNALS OF BISHOP HANNINGTON, Seeley & Co., London, 1888, 1st Edition, 5 x 7.75, xii + 239 pages, 16 B/W, 1, Orig. gilt dec. maroon cloth, “Spine faded, V. Good”.

Ref 7999 £30.00

“Chanler, William Astor”, THROUGH JUNGLE AND DESERT – Travels in Eastern Africa, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1897, 1st ed. 2nd printing, “6.5 x 10, 2000”, xiv + 535 pages, 19 plates + text illustrations, 2 folding maps, “Modern half blue morocco, blue cloth, gilt hippopotamus head vignette on upper board, teg”, “folding map and rear pocket not present, some unobtrusive library stamps, O/W V. Good”. Early expedition to Lake Rudolf by a wealthy American accompanied by Ludwig Von Hohnel.

Ref 3634 £225.00

“Macdonald, Major J.R.L.” “SOLDIERING AND SURVEYING IN BRITISH EAST AFRICA, 1891-94” Edward Arnold, London. 1897. 1st Edition. “5.75 x 9, 1150”, xvi + 333 pages,12 B/W pics. 9 maps. Orig. red cloth, “v. small stain to head of spine, O/W V. Good”. “interesting for its military content and descriptions of the landscape”. – Czech p. 103″

Ref 3880 £250.00

“McDermott, P. L.” BRITISH EAST AFRICA OR IBEA. Chapman & Hall, London. 1895. New 2nd Edition. “5.5 x 8.25, 1150”, xx + 632 pages, Frontis. + 1 B/W photo, 1 folding map. Orig. blue cloth gilt, “Presentation copy from the Author, head & tail of spine worn, from the library of Humphrey Winterton, V. Good”. Authorised history of the formation and work of The Imperial British East Africa Company. 

Ref 3969 £225.00

“Newman, Henry Stanley” BANANI: THE TRANSITION FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM IN ZANZIBAR AND PEMBA. Headley Brothers, London. 1898. 1st Edition. “5.75 x 8.75, 650”, x + 216 pages, 40 B/W, 2 maps. Orig. pictorial green cloth gilt. V. Good.

Ref 4524 £300.00

“Ansorge, W.J.”, UNDER THE AFRICAN SUN, Heinemann, London, 1899, 1st – Times Book Club, “6.25 x 10.25, 1900”, xiv + 355 pages, 2 Col. + 16 B/W Plates + numerous text illustr. “Orig. green cloth gilt, vignette of warrior on upper cover”. “Boards and spine grubby and worn, some light foxing particularly on endpapers. Good”. “‘A description of native races in Uganda, sporting adventures and other experiences.’ The author was, at one time, Medical Officer to the Government in Uganda”.

Ref 4811 £250.00

“Parke, Thos. Heazle”, MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA as Medical Officer of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, Sampson Low Marston & Company, London, 1891, 2nd Edition, “5.75 x 9, 1400”, xxvii + 526 pages + 32 pp Ads, Frontis. + 17 plates, 1 folding map in pocket, “Orig. green cloth gilt, vignettes on upper board and spine”, “spine frayed and worn, hinges cracking, map in facsimile, gilt on covers worn. Contents Good”,

Ref 4824 £110.00,

“Parke, Thos. Heazle”, MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA as Medical Officer of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, Sampson Low Marston & Company, London, 1891, 1st Edition, “5.75 x 9, 1400”, xxvii + 526 pages, Frontis. + 17 plates, 1 folding map in pocket, “Orig. green cloth gilt, vignettes on upper board and spine”, “upper hinge cracked, lower hinge tender, spine darkened, Good”.

Ref 4832 £250.00

“Speke, John Hanning”, JOURNAL OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE, William Blackwood, London, 1863, 1st Edition, 5.75 x 8.75, xxxi + 658 pages, Numerous pics, 1 folding map in pocket at end, “Modern full maroon morocco gilt, raised bands”, “light foxing, map linen backed in fair condition, an attractive copy of the first edition of this classic work”.

Ref 4924 £350.00

“Speke, John Hanning”, JOURNAL OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE, William Blackwood, London, 1863, 1st Edition, “6 x 9, 1400”, xxxi + 658 pages + Ads, Numerous pics, 1 folding map in pocket at end, Orig. brown dec cloth gilt, “expertly rebacked with original spine laid down, new eps, O/W V. Good”.

Ref 4979 £550.00

“Speke, John Hanning”, JOURNAL OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE, William Blackwood, London, 1863, 1st Edition, “6 x 9, 1400”, xxxi + 658 pages + Ads, Numerous pics, 1 folding map in pocket at end, Orig. brown dec cloth gilt, “corners bumped and worn, spine slightly rubbed but gilt titling still bright, small stain to bottom of upper board, O/W V. Good”.

Ref 8129 £350.00

“Gregory, J. W.”, THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY – Being the Narrative of a Journey to Mount Kenya and Lake Baringo, John Murray, London, 1896, 1st edition, “6.5 x 9.25, 1270”, xxi + 422 pages, “Colour Frontis., 20 Full page plates + numerous text illustr.”, 2 folding maps, Orig. brown dec. cloth gilt, “slight wear to head and tail of spine, remains of label on upper cover, corners bumped and slightly split, light foxing to endpapers, V. Good”. A very good description of British East Africa before the arrival of the railway.

Ref 5007 £400.00

“Gregory, J. W.”, THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY – Being the Narrative of a Journey to Mount Kenya and Lake Baringo, John Murray, London, 1896, First edition, “6.5 x 9.25, 1270”, xxi + 422 Pages, “Colour Frontis., 20 Full page plates + numerous text illustr.”, 2 folding maps, Orig. brown dec. cloth gilt, “covers worn and bumped, hinges cracked, a Good copy”. Very good description of British East Africa before the arrival of the railway.

Ref 7142 £250.00

Anon, THE CHURCH MISSIONARY GLEANER – Vol XVII – 1890, CMS, London, 1890, , “8.5 x 11, 700”, 200 pages, numerous pics in text, several, Orig. green decorated blindstamped cloth gilt, “spine rubbed and worn, O/W V. Good”.

Ref 5017 £30.00

Anon, THE CHURCH MISSIONARY INTELLIGENCER (Vol. XLII) Vol. XVI New Series – 1891, CMS, London, 1891, , “6 x 8.75, 1685”, viii + 944 + 24, , , half black leather and black cloth, “upper cover detached and spine worn, contents V. Good”.

Ref 5024 £65.00

Anon, THE CHURCH MISSIONARY GLEANER – Vol XV – 1888, CMS, London, 1888, , “8.5 x 11, 700”, 192 pages, numerous in text, several, Orig. pictorial cloth, “spine piece missing, covers bumped and worn, Good”.

Ref 5038 £30.00

Anon, THE CHURCH MISSIONARY GLEANER – Vol XVI – 1889, CMS, London, 1889, , “8.5 x 11, 700”, 196 pages +, numerous pics in text, several maps, Orig. green cloth, “spine frayed, eps darkened, O/W V. Good”.

Ref 6559 £30.00

Anon, THE CHURCH MISSIONARY GLEANER – Vol XIII – 1886, CMS, London, 1886, , 8.5 x 11, 144 pages, numerous in text, several, Orig. green pictorial cloth gilt, V. Good.

Ref 5352 £30.00

Anon, THE CHURCH MISSIONARY GLEANER – Vol XVIII – 1891, CMS, London, 1891, , “8.5 x 11, 700”, 196 pages, numerous in text, several, Orig. pictorial paper covered boards, “spine rubbed and worn, bumping to boards, O/W V. Good”.

Ref 7666 £40.00

“Hertzka, Dr. Theodor”, FREELAND – A Social Anticipation, Chatto & Windus, London, 1891, 1st, “5 x 7.75, 800”, xxiv + 443 pages + 32 Ads, “Orig. green cloth gilt, vignette of shield and spears on upper board and further decoration on spine”, “slight wear to edges and head and tail of spine, O/W V. Good”. The author’s ideas of how the ‘Freeland’ colony might have evolved. In fact it was a complete disaster. The UK edition is much scarcer than the American.

Ref 5047 £65.00

“Kirsop, Jos.”, LIFE OF THOMAS H. CARTHEW – Missionary to East Africa, Andrew Crombie, London, 1897, 1st Edition, “5 x 7.25, 300”, 112, Frontis + 5 B/W, 1, “Orig. red dec. cloth, aeg”, “slight fading to top of front cover, O/W V. Good”. Ref 6109 £45.00

“Werner, J. R.”, A VISIT TO STANLEY’S REAR-GUARD AT MAJOR BARTTELOT’S CAMP ON THE ARUHWIMI – With An Account of River-Life on the Congo, William Blackwood, Edinburgh/London, 1889, 1st Edition, 5.75 x 8.5, xvii + 337 pages + 24 Ads, Frontis. + 17 Plates, 1 Folding map at end, rebound in red sand cloth, “Orig. pictorial cloth inset on upper cover, gilt spine titling, new eps, Frontis missing, title page professionally repaired, an attractive tight copy of this rare book”.

Ref 6141 £115.00

“Dawson, E.C.”, JAMES HANNINGTON – FIRST BISHOP OF EASTERN EQUATORIAL AFRICA, Seeley & Co., London, 1887, Twenty Sixth thousand, “5 x 7.75, 600”, viii + 392 pages, 18 B/W + Pen sketches, 1 folding at end, Orig. brown cloth gilt. Upper hinge cracked O/W V. Good. “A history of his life and work, 1847-1885 based on his diaries and letters”.

Ref 6224 £20.00

“Dawson, E.C.”, JAMES HANNINGTON – FIRST BISHOP OF EASTERN EQUATORIAL AFRICA, Seeley & Co., London, 1891, 33rd thousand, “5 x 7.75, 600″, viii + 392 pages, 18 B/W + Pen sketches, 1 folding map at end, Orig. brown cloth gilt., hinges cracked O/W V. Good” A history of his life and work 1847-1885 based on his diaries and letters”

Ref 6714, £15.00

French-Sheldon, M    “”Bebe Bwana”””, SULTAN TO SULTAN – Adventures among the Masai and other Tribes of East Africa, Saxon & Co., London, 1892, 1st UK, “7 x 9.25, 1400”, 435 pages, 25 Full Page B/W plates + Frontis. & text illustr., 1 map, Orig red cloth gilt, “upper hinge cracked, title page and frontis. Missing, small water stain to prelims, O/W V. Good”. ‘Adventures among the Masai and other Tribes of East Africa’ – interesting early account of a safari to the interior by a very adventurous lady.

Ref 7362 £80.00

French-Sheldon, M    “”Bebe Bwana”””, SULTAN TO SULTAN – Adventures among the Masai and other Tribes of East Africa, Saxon & Co., London, 1892, 1st UK, “7 x 9.25, 1400”, 435 pages, 25 Full Page B/W plates + Frontis. & text illustr., 1 map, Orig red cloth gilt, “upper hinge cracked, spine discoloured, O/W V. Good”. ‘Adventures among the Masai and other Tribes of East Africa’ – interesting early account of a safari to the interior by a very adventurous lady.

Ref 7363 £80.00

“McDermott, P. L.”, BRITISH EAST AFRICA OR IBEA, Chapman & Hall, London, 1895, New 2nd, “5.5 x 8.25, 1150”, xx + 632 pages, Frontis. + 1 B/W photo, 1 folding map, Orig. blue cloth gilt, “Nr. Fine, some pages uncut”.

Ref 7511 £250.00

C.M.S., PROCEEDINGS OF THE CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY FOR AFRICA AND THE EAST – 1898-1899, CMS, London, 1899, , 5.5 x 8.5, lxxvi + 472 pages + 400 + Ads, , numerous, Orig. paper covered boards with leather title label, “bottom corner of upper board and approx. half pages nibbled/rubbed. No loss of text. Upper board marked, O/W V. Good”.

Ref 7517 £50.00

“Swann, Alfred J.”, FIGHTING THE SLAVE-HUNTERS IN CENTRAL AFRICA, Seeley & Co., London, 1910, 1st, “5.75 x 9, 1000”, 359 pages + Ads, 45 B/W, 1 folding map, “Orig. blue cloth gilt, teg, vignette on upper cover”, “spine and corners of covers bumped, spine cloth slightly wrinkled, nick in top edge of rear cover, Bookplate of His Majesty’s Signet Library, O/W V. Good, gilt titling crisp”, “A Record of 26 Years of Travel and Adventure round the Great Lakes and of The Overthrow of Tip-Pu-Tib, Rumaliza and other Great Slave-Traders. V. Scarce”.

Ref 7685 £175.00

“Pruen, S. Tristram”, THE ARAB AND THE AFRICAN – Experiences in Eastern Equatorial Africa during a residence of three years, Seeley and Co, London, 1891, 1st Edition, 5.5 x 8, xii + 338 pages+ Ads, Frontis. + 19 B/W, 2 maps, Orig. maroon cloth gilt, “Rebacked quarter morocco with original gilt vignette on upper cover, spine titling indistinct, new eps, one or two unobtrusive library stamps. Overall a nice tight copy of this rare book”, the author’s personal observations on East Africa in the late 1880s written in a plain straightforward style – V. Scarce.

Ref 7772 £105.00

“Thomson, Joseph”, THROUGH MASAI LAND, “Sampson, Low, Marston & Co.”, London, 1887, New and Revised, 5 x 7.25, xvi + 364 pages+ Ads, numerous, 1 folding map, “Orig. green cloth gilt, vignette of buffalo horns on upper cover”, “Map repaired, O/W V. Good”.

Ref 7899 £135.00