Central Africa

BOVILL, E.W. (Ed.). Missions to the Niger. Volume I. Cambridge, 1964. Cloth, dust-jacket. With 6 maps and 4 plates. XI,406 pp. Hakluyt Society, 2nd series, 123. - Exploration of the Niger. VolumeI I: The journal of Friedrich Hornemann's travels and the letters of Alexander Gordon Laing. [Boeknr.: 34631 ]

€ 25,00

FRASER, Donald. Winning a primitive people. Sixteen years'work among the warlike tribe of the Ngoni and the Senga and Tumbuka peoples of Central Africa. With an introduction by J.R. Mott. London, Seeley, Service & Co., 1914.Original blue cloth, with gilt vignette to upper cover, spine lettered in gilt (sl. soiled). With 2 maps and 27 photographic illustrations. 315 pp. First edition. - The author belonged to the Livingstonia Mission in Nyasaland, British Central Africa, which was founded in 1875, in memory of the great African traveller. [Boeknr.: 24822 ]

€ 45,00

STANLEY, Henry Morton. In darkest Africa or the quest, rescue, and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890.2 volumes. Original green pictoral cloth (vol. I stained). With 2 steelengraved frontispiece portraits, 3 folding maps and 150 wood-engravings. XIV,547; XVI,540 pp. First American edition. - Account of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, Stanley's (1841-1904) last African expedition (1887-1889) with 700 members. He ascended the Congo River and then marched across central Africa in command of a relief expedition for Emin Pasha, the German-born governor of southern Sudan's Equatoria province, who had been cut off from Anglo-Egyptian forces to the north since the outbreak of a Muslim revolt six years earlier. Together they explored the Semliki River and established it as the principal connection between Lake Albert and Lake Edward. While in the region, Stanley made European discovery of the Ruwenzori Range (the fabled 'Mountains of the Moon') and arrived in Zanzibar in late 1889. He was the second European to cross Central Africa from west to east. - Internally good copy of Stanley's classic travel narrative, a monument in the history of African exploration.Hess & Coger 155. [Boeknr.: 11891 ]

€ 375,00

STANLEY, Henry Morton. How I found Livingstone; travels, adventures and discoveries in Central Africa; including four months residence with Dr. Livingstone. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle, 1872.Thick 8vo. Original brown pictorial cloth (new endpapers). With tipped-in albumen photograph portrait, 6 maps (4 folding), 25 woodengraved illustrations and 28 woodengraved plates. XXIII,736; 8 pp. First edition. - The quest to recover David Livingstone is one of the most famous travel adventures in history. After finding Livingstone in Ujiji Stanley failed to receive the welcome he expected. Resentful that an unknown American adventurer had found Livingstone where others had failed, many refused to believe Stanley's story and it was only when Livingstone's family produced unimpeachable evidence that Stanley had indeed found the missionary that attitudes began to change. Queen Victoria received Stanley at Baltimoral, and the Royal Geographical Society originally suspicious of his claims, awarded him its gold medal. Stanley's narrative, How I found Livingstone, published later that year, became an inmediate bestseller (Howgego IV, p.873). Dr. Livingstone, I presume ? [Boeknr.: 34995 ]

€ 475,00

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