London: Printed and are to be sold by W. Taylor, 1721. Second Edition. 4to., 797pp.,  tables and index; VG; bound in polished calf, paneled spine with gilt tooling, label with gilt lettering, mostly worn off; joints weak, some scratches to boards, general rubbing and wear; two bookplates on front pastedown, one from Henry Duke of Kent, 1733, the other Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, Wrest Park; some scattered ink splatter on page 351 that bleeds through onto 353, text legible; folding plates on pages 1, 215, 476 present and in excellent condition; Numerous mispagination, including p. 447-472 omitted; consignment; shelved case 4.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1885. first edition; dedicated to His Majesty Leopold II, the King of the Belgians. Thick octavos in light green hardcovers with gold, black and red gilt; VG; moderate soiling and shelf wear, and fraying on borders; dusty edges; good binding; title page of volume one detaching; paper and text clean; pp. 528 and 483; contains over 100 hundred illustrations and maps folded in pocket at the end; shelved in Case # 9; please contact us for shipping costs.
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. First edition. Octavo; xii, 482 pp. With a folding map (tape-repaired). Original embossed blue cloth, gilt spine lettering. VG, slightly shaken, with some rubbing to spine, fraying along hinges. [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016].
luanda: Instituto De Investigacao Cientifica de Angola, 1971. Octavo; VG condition paperback. Beige/off-white image along spine with red text. General rubbing and edgewear along covers, rubbing & slight bumping to corners, binding strong; Pages have some age-toning to them (to be expected), otherwise clean and free of markings, book contains several B&W images, two folding maps, and an errata bound at the rear of the book. 427pp. No ISBN. Please see photos for details. WT Consignment, give tag to Allan after sale. eb/nd.
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivingston, 1879. first edition. 12mo in red decorated cloth. Front board has gold stamped illustration of an African warrior with rifle and spear. G. 2" chip missing from head of spine, now spine reads " Ten Months' Campaign";1" flap of cloth from tail coming loose. 4 pages loose, but present. Hinges tape repaired. Extremities bumped and lightly rubbed. Bookplate on pastedown. Instances of foxing to contents. Frontispiece. 320 pgs. Sold as is.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xiii, 226 pages, 16 pages ads; VG; spine red with gilt lettering; front board has a pictorial of Churchill standing over a rhino; folded map on page 2; all maps and photos present; frontispiece with tissue guard; boards with mild rubbing, spine slightly sun-faded, tear and wear to head of spine; text block shows some foxing, but interior clean; RB consignment; shelved case 5.
London: Elliot and Kay and C. Elliot, 1789. Revised Second Edition [First English Language Edition]. Octavo, 500 pages, VG; three-quarter-bound in brown leather, marbled boards, paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering, other compartments with blind-stamped diamond design; mild shelfwear to boards, mild waving/age-toning to text-block; mild age-toning/foxing to leaves, lettering somewhat affected and faded yet legible, occasional ink blotting to lettering, occasional marginalia in ink, last leaf [i.e., pp. 499-500] separated from text-block; collation complete, gathered in 30 quires of 8 leaves, accidental omission of "the" to first line of p. 89; additional essays by various authors to this edition from p. 382 to end of volume; shelved Case 9.
Brussels: Editions Pehel, 1987. First edition. Oblong, oversize quarto portfolio in green cloth boxed casing with gold letters; VG; moderate soiling on case corners; contains 40 plates in color on thick parchment paper; introduction by President Sesse Seko; in very good condition; shelved on Alcove 1 or under review table; in French; please contact us for shipping costs in view of size.
London: Edward Arnold, 1897. no edition given. large octavo, G+/no DJ, burgundy spine with faded gilt text: shelfwear; corners & spine ends bumped and worn; front hinge cracked; POS on ffep verso; gutter cracked in two places; text block age-toned, with minor foxing to first 10 pages, including ffep & tissue covering frontispiece, frontispiece itself NOT affected; minor pencil marks on several pages, text block else clean. All plates and maps present, including frontispiece, 1 fold-out map and 7 extended maps (2 closed tears in margins of fold-out map, map itself not affected; all other maps & plates fine). Shelve in glass case.
Dar es Salaam: Oxford University Press, 1973. Reprinted edition; signed. Octavo in dark green hardcovers with gold letters on spine; VG; boards show some soiling and slight shelf wear; no DJ available; President's Nyerere's dedication to Senator Richard R. Clark and signature on ffep; frontispiece and centerfold photographs; paper and text clean; pp. 366; contains 70 speeches; shelved in Case # 5.
London: George Philip & Son, 1889. Octavo, 488pp.; G; No DJ as issued; spine brown with five raised ridges, gilt lettering, some cracking; cloth covers, front cover torn away from spine two inches along the bottom, still sturdy and attached to endpaper, all four corners have cover peeling, minor shelfwear and rubbing; name and date written in blue pen on first page; all plates present, some detached from binding; physical map of south-western morocco cut from page 1 and moved to page 488, facing geographic map of south-western morocco, only one of three pages of the physical map remain, the geological map is fully intact; text block unevenly cut; shelved case 12.
Manchester: John Heywood, . 1st. EXTREMELY SCARCE. G-/-- sm. "octavo" (18 cm.) without d.j., as issued. vi, [xiv], 306,  pp. + frontis. & 1 l. plate. Sewn gatherings in printed boards with pasted cloth spine: internally in G+ to VG- condition, pages beginning to tone at margins but paper is sound, clean & apparently unmarked; spine split through & pages loose but boards are undamaged & all contents (incl. advertising) are present. Could readily be recased with no loss of original material. Only one copy of this edition found in institutional collection (Cambridge) -- this is the true first ed. of the "Handbook," claims for the 1922/1923 edition notwithstanding. Running tile "Wood's Handbook of the Gold Coast." [SHELVE WITH RARE BOOKS].
Philadelphia, PA: Historical Publishing Company, 1889. New Edition. Quarto, 606 pages,  ads; VG-; bound in publisher's olive cloth, olive lettering and black palm tree on spine; spine cocked; age-toning to pages; profusely illustrated with 500 engravings, some in color; frontispiece with tissue-guard slightly bled onto title page; sticker of the "Library Baltimore Academy of the Visitation' on front pastedown; MA consignment; shelved case 9.
Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and New York: Purnell & Sons, Ltd., 1977. Limited Edition. Approx. 11.75" x 13" VG hardcover in VG richly illustrated dustjacket with black lettering, the whole in VG brown slipcase with full-sized colorful illustrations of warring colonists on both sides. Limited Edition of 1000 copies, of which this is hand-penned copy #41 on copyright page. Rubbing to corners and spine ends of boards. Subtle stain to spine head meets same stain along jacket spine. Abrasion with short tears along top edge of jacket; discoloration along foldovers to front & rear flaps where book fits snugly into slipcase. Slipcase significantly dusty; otherwise, normal wear. Interior clean & tight throughout. Shelve Front Table.
London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1889. First edition. Octavo; xvi, (2), 337 pp. + 24 pp. publisher's ads. Portrait frontispiece of Stanley. Large folding map at rear. Seventeen other illustrations. Publisher's original pictorial red cloth (soiled). Slightly shaken; corners bumped; rubbing to cloth. W.H. Smith Subscription Library label on front pastedown. Still a very good copy. [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016].
London: Hurst and Blackett Ltd, 1907. na. large 8vos in blue cloth with gold text on spine. VG-. Heads and tails of spines are significantly bumped and rubbed, as are board corners. Boards are water-damaged and stained, but not warped. Minor foxing troughout text. Includes large fold-out map and numerous B & W illustrations.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1891. Octavo in green boards with gilt vignettes on front board and spine, gilt text on spine, xxviii, 526 (including index), 32 (ads). Good/No DJ: some shelfwear, spine cocked, binding shaken, dulling to gilt on spine, front and rear hinges cracked, scuffing to front paste-down, occasional check mark and bit of underlining in pencil else text is clean, some chipping to margins of pages 411/412 and 477-480. Offered "as is." All illustrations present and clean. Includes "A Map Of The Route Of The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition Through Africa" in color, folded in pocket at rear: only age-darkening to verso of map, otherwise in very good condition. [Spine has green background and dulled gilt text - [Byron Farwell Collection].
New York: Burt Franklin. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 1120 pages; VG; set is fully bound in blue-gray cloth, has gilt tooling and lettering on the spine; bindings have minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, spines have minor discoloration from sun exposure; pages clear; illustrated with several large folded plates; shelved above Africa.
Prinz-Verlag, 1978. First edition. Quarto, 204pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. Minor bumping and shelf-wear. Dust jacket is bright and clean, encased in a protective mylar covering. Very light edge-wear to jacket, including small closed tear at head of front panel. No markings or creases to the text. Binding is sturdy. Includes numerous black and white photos. Text is in both German and English. LR CONSIGNMENT. Shelve: Alcove One Window. Spine is bright green with black text.
Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen, 2003. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes, VG-/no DJ as issued; light purple cloth boards, black lettering: mild overall wear to boards, small closed tear to bottom edge of front board, Vol. 1 only; very mild wear to text-blocks; rectangle of black marker to copyright page of Vol. 2 to disguise red stamp, somewhat visible to title page; interiors clean; shelved above Sports.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1926. First edition. Thin quarto in brown hardcovers with brown and black DJ in brodart; VG/VG-; DJ has open tears front and back, but protected by brodart; good binding; previous owner's address sticker on ffep; paper age-toned; contains 41 illustrations in black and white; in good condition; shelved Front Table.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. First Edition, Second Printing. Quarto, 788 pages, VG-/VG-; dj, white spine, black lettering: mild overall wear to dj, occasional small closed tears to edges of covers, approximately 1" tear to top corner of back cover, mild rubbing to back cover along hinge, "45.00" to front flap; quarter-bound, navy blue cloth spine, orange cloth boards, dull gold lettering to spine: very mild overall wear to boards, small open tear to cloth to top edge of back board; mild age-toning to text-block; light age-toning to margins of interior, text and graphics unaffected; INSCRIBED by Kostof to half-title page; shelved Front Table.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1983. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 338 pages; VG/VG: spine brown with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; mild wear to dust jacket; INSCRIBED on ffep by Mahoney to Michael Kennedy "who understands mother Africa," dated 3/2/88; shelved case 5.
Zurich: Museum Rietberg, 1981. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/No jacket softcover; Brown spine with white lettering; Some light wear to the edges, a few small abrasions on the wraps, corners bumped; Binding is tight; Text block clean though slightly age toned. Previous owners name in ink. NOTE: Text is in German. 184 pages. #LR.
London: Edward Arnold, 1906. First Edition. Octavo, 227 pages, 16 pages ads; G; bound in red cloth, dull gilt lettering to spine; moderate rubbing and wear to boards, including bumping to corners, staining to rear cover, sun-fading to spine; bookplate to front pastedown, and inscribed on ffep by Skinner to the owner of the bookplate; mild foxing to endpapers; shelved case 9.
London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1907, 1909, 1910. na. 8vos in maroon cloth w/ gilt text on spine. VG. Head & tail of spine lightly bumped & lightly rubbed, as are board corners (all volumes). Ex-libris bookplate on front pastedowns(all volumes), but no other ex-libris markings, save small number in ink on ffeps. All maps present. Contents age toned, but still bright & clean. Spines strong.
New York: The Macmillan Company, n.d. Quarto; pp 191; VG-/G+; Black spine with ivory text; slight chipping to corners, light age toning to flaps, price clipped front flap; cloth shows slight wear to exterior, light rubbing to head and tail edges, otherwise clean, strong and intact; text block has wear to exterior edges, residue of adhesive to half title page, otherwise interior clean; else good; inscribed by author;.
Boston, Philadelphia: Cummings, Hilliard & Co.; Carey and Lea, 1826. First American. Octavo; vg-/none; brown cloth spine with remnant white paper label and black text; [near total loss; unreadable]; ex libris, signature, title-page; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; deckle; Part I, "Northern and Central Africa," 255 pp.; Part 2, "Journal of an Excursion," 104 pp.; Part 3, "Appendix," 112 pp.; light foxing; tables, maps, plates, split starts, hinges and joints; spine, crown and foot, chipping and tears; spot staining; edges, wear and fraying; front board with very old arithmetic study; else very good.
NEW YORK: HACKER ART BOOKS, 1967. Octavo; Reprint, originally published 1935-1938; G+/no DJ; Ex-library; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, bump to front bottom edge, mild wear to corners and spine caps; Text block has library stamp on title page, library pocket affixed to rear pastedown, else clean and tight; Four volumes reprinted in a single volume: Ier volume, Afrique Occitentale Francaise, 41 pages, 64 pages of b&w plates; IIe volume, Guinee Portugaise, Sierra-Leone, Liberia, Cote d’Or, Togo, Dahomey et Nigeria, 39 pages, 58 pages of b&w plates; IIIe volume, Congo Belge, 43 pages, 56 pages of b&w plates; IVe volume, Cameroun, Afrique Equatoriale Francaise, Angola, Tanganyika, Rhodesie, 29 pages, 42 pages of b&w plates; Text in French.
London: Josel Publishers, 1999. first U.K. edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; red/gray spine with white text; cloth has slight wear on exterior, such as minor scratches; slightly sunned spine; panels are strong & intact; minor wear along edges, mostly at rear head edge; text block has slight wear on exterior edges; text pages have slight darkening around edges; binding is tight; good condition; pp 301.
Freiburg, Switzerland: Office du Livre, 1979. First edition. Set of two large quartos in beige cloth with brown illustrated DJ in cardboard cases; VG/VG; good binding; app. 300 illustrations in each volume; vol. I De la Menace Demoniaque a l'Incarnation de la Saintete; vol. II XIV-XVIth Century; in French; shelved on bookshelf upstairs, next to copier. [Oversized order. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Tours: Alfred Mame et fils, 1874. 3eme. VG- / w/o. d.j. (as issued). 239 pp. + frontis. & map. Originally issued in paper wrappers now in contemporary ¼ pigskin over marbled boards. Internally shows scattered foxing plus some marginal fingerprint staining, age-toning to paper, but sound & without embrittlement. Residue of original wrappers remains on half-title page & at end but wraps themselves not present. Binding is good-quality late-Nineteenth Century work with gilt spine title & 4 repeating floral devices in blind-tooled panels. It is minimally edgeworn with a few small spots of rubbing along the joints with no other faults apparent; TEXT IN FRENCH.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1932. Folio (13.5" x 9") unpaginated hard cover with out slipcase, in VG condition. Slipcase missing. Limited edition #1267 out of 1500. Signed by Miguel Covarrubias, Illustrator. Handsome brown leather covered boards. Embossed horizontal lines across top and bottom of boards. Corners rubbed and a bit worn. Leather worn at spine head and tail. Numerous black and white illustrations through out text. Several full page color illustrations through out. Hand-cut pages. Text block age toned. Text clean, text uniformly age toned. Binding is tight and sturdy. Spine is brown leather with embossed title. Shelved at Rockville upstairs.
Cape Town: Human and Rousseau, 1997. First edition. Thin folio in burgundy hardcovers with black and brown DJ in brodart; VG/VG; in very good condition; contains three parts with color photography throughout on glossy paper; pp. 191; features pioneers black artists of 19th and 20th century urban South Africa; author is a author and researcher at the Johannesburg Art Gallery; shelved on front table.
London: Frank Cass & Co. Ltd., 1968. New Impression. 8vo., 392pp.; VG/VG; spine black with orange lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; mild wear to corners, head and tail of spine; small smudge to bottom corner of fore edge of text block; bookplate on front pastedown; folding map in rear in excellent condition; shelved Africa or anthropology.
Paris: Librairie C. Klincksieck, 1973. Octavo; G/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spine with green & red text; Covers are slightly rubbed with somewhat age toned and smudged exterior, otherwise with sturdy and intact panels; Text block has moderate wear on exterior edges due to handling with tight binding, underlining and writing from middle toward end of text; pp 590. French text.
London: W. Ridgway, 1888. first edition. thick octavos in black cloth hard covers with gold letters on spine; VG; boards with minimal soiling; strong binding; ex-library copies with stamps and inscriptions on title pages; frontispiece portraits; text clean; paper in good condition; a few last pages with slight soiling or foxing; contains historical information about Natal, Capetown, the Warfare and the Church of England in the 1860s; shelved in room 13.
New York: The Center For African Art, 1990. quarto in cloth with DJ. VG+/VG+. Light shelf and edge wear to DJ. DJ spine is faded. Binding is solid. Book contains 110 large black and white and color photos (mostly color). 194pp. Shelve in African Art section or front table. DJ spine is faded red with white text. LR CONSIGNMENT. Alcove One Window.
Casablanca: Banque Commerciale du Maroc, 1992. first edition. folio in navy blue hardcovers with navy and orange DJ in brodart; VG+/VG+; in good condition; three essays followed by plates of art and calligraphy in full page color photographs and plates; pp. 207; in FRENCH; shelved in Arts (Africa) section; LR consignment.
New York: George Wittenborn, 1954. first edition. large quarto in ivory hardcovers with brown cloth spine with white letters;VG; ex-library copy with stamps; boards with minimal soiling; paper slightly faded and foxed on external edges; no DJ available but flaps glued inside front cover; pp. 186 followed by plates in black and white on glossy paper; in GERMAN; shelved front table; LR consignment.
Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York: Transnational Publishers Inc., 1991. First Edition. 8vo. VG/VG. solid glossy gray DJ spine, with white block lettering for tightly spaced title and author, followed by publisher logo. DJ appears to be in excellent shape, with slim inner flaps; all under clear protective cover. dark faux leather, finely grained in evergreen, covering gilt stamped volume spine and enlarged gilt characters on front board. a touch worn ends and corners. prior owner's label adhered to front pastedown, SIGNED/INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FRONT ENDPAPER. solidly bound ivory interior, sheets neat but some yellow-highlighting, just small paragraph and several lines, only a few times. solid form otherwise. 547 pp. ISBN# 0941320650. SHELVED in Netdesk office, above ephemera section.
Geneve: Author, 1966. first edition; signed. thin, small quarto in black and grey soft covers with white letters; VG; covers with minimal soiling; plates in black and white; Mr. Coustere's signature and dedication on ffep; pp. 96; in FRENCH; Collection Coustere of art from Dahomey, Nigeria and Benin; shelved in African Art section; LR consignment.