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AKELEY, Carl Ethan. In brightest Africa. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. Cloth (soiled). With many photographic plates. XVIII,267 pp. Hunting stories in Uganda and Congo, including the story of killing a leopard with his bare hands. Czech p.2. [Boeknr.: 35113 ]

€ 25,00

BARTTELOT, Edmund Musgrave. Journal et correspondance du major Edmund Musgrave Barttelot, commandant l'Arrière-colonne dans l'expédition Stanley a la recherche et au secours d'Emin Pacha, publiés par Walter George Barttelot. Paris, E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1891.Sm.8vo. Contemporary half blue morocco, spine gilt. With 2 folding maps. 361 pp. Major Barttelot was killed in the forest of Central Africa during the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition under H.M. Stanley. According to Walter Barttelot Stanley's book, 'In darkest Africa'' (London 1890), proved misleading on so many points that it became necessary to warn the public of its character. He therefore collected and arranged the letters and diary of his brother and laid before the public an outline of the charges made against Major Barttelot.Hess & Coger 184. [Boeknr.: 22428 ]

€ 225,00

CASATI, Gaetano. Zehn Jahre in Äquatoria und die Rückkehr mit Emin Pascha. Nach dem italienischen Originalmanuscript ins Deutsche übersetzt von K. von Reinhardstöttner. Bamberg, C.C. Buchner, 1891.2 volumes. Original pictorial cloth (extremities of spines sl. dam.). With coloured frontispiece, 4 folding maps (1 with small tears) and ca. 150 illustrations and plates (some in colours). VIII,340; 365 pp. First German edition; first edition was published in Milan in 1891 Dieci anni in Equatoria. - Ascending the Nile into southern Sudan, Casati (1838-1902) reached Meshra 'er Req on the Bahr el Ghazal tributary in 1880. In 1887 he discovered Ruwenzoni just 4 months before Stanley. He became Emin Pasha's companion, a German physician and explorer whose original name was Eduard Schnitzer. He actively assisted him in his scientific work supplying most of the information about the Unyoro and Lower Welle. An important first-hand account of Stanley's ill-fated Relief Expedition.Henze I, p.519-520; Kainbacher p.74; Howgego IV, C15. [Boeknr.: 11606 ]

€ 125,00

KINGSLEY, Mary Henrietta. Travels in West Africa. Congo Français, Corisco and Cameroons. 2nd edition, abridged. London, Macmilland and Co., 1898.Original cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With photographic illustrations and plates. XX,541 pp. First published in 1897. - 'This is arguably the best-known of all books by Victorian and Edwardian women travellers. She travelled in the forests of Africa dressed much as she would have done at home' (Theakstone p.153). 'The author made an ascent of Mount Cameroon by a new route in 1895, during the course of an enterprising expedition, vividly described in her book' (Neate K26). 'The two travel accounts she produced were immediate best sellers, both for their serious scientific content and their exuberant raciness. They are masterpieces' (Robinson p. 138). [Boeknr.: 32257 ]

€ 150,00

LIVINGSTONE, David. Missionary travels and researches in South Africa including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa. London, Ward, Lock & Co., (1899).Original decorated cloth gilt. With portrait and photographic plates.XV,617 pp. First published in 1857. - In 1852 Livingstone asked his family to join him in Africa. With the help of the Makololos, a South African tribe, Livingstone planned to explore the whole of southern Africa as far as Angola. The missionary had become an important explorer. As the first European, he traveled on the Zambezi to Kazembe in a pirogue, a fast water vessel made from a tree trunk. In order to escape from the slave traders of Portuguese Africa, Livingstone traveled via Cassange and Bihé to Luanda, a Portuguese port and the capital of Angola, where he arrived completely exhausted on 31 May, 1854. As soon as he had recovered from his fever, he undertook a trek to Lake Dilolo, discovered the source of the Kasai, a left tributary of the Congo, and arrived in Linyanti, the capital of the Makololos. In the course of the major Zambezi expedition that followed he discovered the Victoria Falls, the falls of the middle Zambezi, in 1855 (Waldmann, Ecyclopedia of world explorers, p.226).Mendelssohn I, p.908-10; SAB III, p.136; Hess & Coger 3068. [Boeknr.: 32254 ]

€ 75,00

LIVINGSTONE, David. Missionary travels and researches in South Africa. New edition. London, John Murray, 1899.Original decorated cloth, top edge gilt. With 2 maps on 1 folding leaf and 51 illustrations and plates. XIV,447 pp. First published in 1857. - David Livingstone (1813 - 1873) was a Scottish physician, Congregationalist, and pioneer Christian missionary with the London Missionary Society, an explorer in Africa, and one of the most popular British heroes of the late 19th-century Victorian era.Mendelssohn I, p.908-10; SAB III, p.136; Hess & Coger 3068. [Boeknr.: 32255 ]

€ 95,00

PÉRIER, Gaston-Denys. Moukanda. Choix de lectures sur le Congo et quelques régions voisines. 2e édition. Bruxelles, J. Lebègue & Cie, 1924.Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt, original wrappers preserved. With many photographic illustrations. 372 pp. First published in 1914. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 10857 ]

€ 45,00

SCHEBESTA, Paul. Among Congo pigmies. Translated from the German by Gerald Griffin. London, Hutchinson & Co., (1933).Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With 3 maps and 89 photographic illustrations. 287 pp. First published in Leipzig in 1932 Bambuti, die Zwerge vom Kongo. - Paul Schebesta (1887-1967) wrote one of the first monographs on the pigmies in Africa. [Boeknr.: 8916 ]

€ 75,00

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


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