1981 - 2186
AFRICANA, mainly from the collection of Joost Willink (including TRIBAL ART)
- Map torn on fold.; upper hinge weak; contents sl. fingersoiled. Spine-ends dam.; upper joint starting.
= Mendelssohn I, p.42; Henze I, p.79f; Howgego A19. "A description of a hunting expedition through Namaqualand and Damaraland. Andersson intended to explore these countries right up to the Cunene of Nourse Rier, but the difficulties of the expedition, though encountered with indomitable courage, proved to be insuperable, an he had tot turn back. (...) The coast-line of South-West Africa is carefully described, and there is an interesting account of the once-famous guano island, Ichaboe." (Mendelssohn).
- Both vols. bookplate(s) on upper pastedowns (showing that the vols. come from two different collections); hinges of vol.1 weak/ strengthened; title-p. and fold. map of vol.1 reattached and large owner's entry on title-p. (but also incl. a clean duplicate title-p.).
= Henze III, p.515f.
= Facs. reprint of the edition Paris, 1849.
- Bookblock broken. Nevertheless a fine copy.
= 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). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.
- Bookplate of "C. Cokayne Frith" on upper pastedown. Sl. foxed; one plate torn. Covers sl. rubbed; spine-ends worn; vol. 1 frontcover dampstained and backstrip reattached; vol. 2 upper joint starting.
= Howgego B10; Hilmy I, p.49.
- Upper hinge broken; occas. trifle foxed. Spine-ends and corners sl. worn.
= Howgego B10: "At a fancy dress ball in Cairo, Khedive Ismail took Baker aside to invite him to lead a military expedition to annex the upper Nile and suppress the slave trade there. The salary of £10.000 per year, for a four-year tenure, proved irresistible, as was the rank of major-general and the title pasha."
= Facsimile reprint of the ed. Berlin, 1863. Henze I, p.169; Kainbacher I, p.16; Milkias 8253 (plate vol. only). Describes the journey made by A. von Barnim and R. Hartmann through North East Africa. Von Barnim died on the way back. "Die Resultate der Reise waren eine Vervollständigung und Berichtigung der Topographie am Bahr el-Asrek, Erkundigungen über Rahad und Dinder, Aufhellung der Reliefverhältnisse um den Gebel Gule, speziellere Angaben über Fazogl und die Geschichte und Ethnographie der Fung." (Henze).
- 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. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXI.
- Map. w. a few tears on folds; occas. sl. foxed; both vols. w. stamp on title-p. or first text-p. Trifle worn along extremities.
- Foxed throughout.
Ibrahim-Hilmy, Prince. The Literature of Egypt and the Soudan, from the earliest times to the year 1885 inclusive. Mansfield, M. Martino, 2001, VII,(1),459p., orig. giltlettered cl.
= Facs. reprint of the ed. 1886.
AND 5 others similar, G. KAYSER, Bibliographie d'Ouvrages ayant trait à l'Afrique en Général dans ses rapports avec l'exploration & la civilisation de ces contrées. Depuis le commencement de l'Imprimerie jusqu'à nos jours (ibid., ±2000, orig. cl.).
- Trifle yellowed. Covers scratched.
- Trifle yellowed; a few scattered annots. in pencil. Binding sl. rubbed along extremities.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION by both authors on htitle. On the Phanerogamae of Congo.
Wildeman, É. de. Les Plantes Tropicales de Grande Culture. Café, Cacao, Cola, Vanille, Caoutchouc. Avec une étude sur la distribution des plantes dans le centre de l'Afrique (...). Ibid., A. Castaigne, 1902, IV,304p., 20 plates, ills., contemp. giltlettered hmor., 4to.
- First 14 pages sl. foxed; third part occas. waterst. and sl. foxed.
= 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".
- Corners trifle rubbed. Fine copy.
= Penzer p.89f; Kainbacher I, p.30, 9 ("very rare"); Mendelssohn I, p.234: "(...) includes (...) copious notes by Burton (...). [Lacerda's] journal states that in the year 1797 Queen Maria of Portugal commanded him to ascertain the possibility of overland transit between the eastern and western coast of Africa; but for some time he could obtain no information regarding the "hitherto untrodden lands" in the interior between the coasts. However, during a residence at Tete, some envoys from the court of King Cazembe paid him a visit, and in consequence of the information afforded by them, he decided to organise an expedition with a view to carrying out the Royal instructions. The journey was commenced on July 3, 1798, Lacerda keeping a diary and a journal, and penetrating right up to the capital of Cazembe. The journal came to an end on October 2, and the traveller died on October 18. The expedition, however, was continued under the command of the chaplain, F.J. Pinto, who kept a record of the journey and visited the King of Cazembe (...) and finally returned safely to Tete at the close of the year 1799 (...)."
- Some foxing. A few stains on frontcover. Otherwise fine.
= Account of Richard Burton and John Speke's 1857 expedition from Zanzibar into the interior of Eastern Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Cf. Kainbacher I, p.29; cf. Gay 2876.
- New endpapers. Binding trifle rubbed.
= Kainbacher I, p.32; Henze I, p.483ff. Cameron was the first to cross central Africa from the East to the West, on a rescue mission in search of Livingstone.
Reade, W. Winwood. Savage Africa: being the Narrative of a Tour in Equatorial, Southwestern, and Northwestern Africa (...). New York, Harper & Brothers, 1864, 452,(6 advert.)p., fold. map, 13 full-p. ills., num. textills., orig. giltlettered and blindst. cl.
- Ex-library copy; contents occas. soiled. Frontcover loosening; backstrip dam.
= The rare first American edition. Henze IV, p.557: "(...) in den [Jahren] 1861-1863 die Westküste Afrikas zwischen Senegal und Loanda besuchte, worüber er in Savage Africa (...) berichtete, etwas oberflächliche und großsprecherische Lektüre (...)". "(...) I make, of course, no pretentions to the title of Explorer. If I have any merit, it is that of having been the first young man about town to make a bonâ fide tour in Western Africa; to travel in that agreeable and salubrious country with no special object, and at his own expense; to flaner in the virgin forest; to flirt with pretty savages, and to smoke his cigar among cannibals." (preface).