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SA Auction #96 begins on 20 Jan 2022

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Brown, Robert,

The Story of South Africa And Its Explorers - 4 Vols. (Subscribers' Edition)

Published: Cassell & Company, London, n.d.

Edition: 1st

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'Special Edition' with Rembrandt photogravure plates, full-page engravings, and numerous other original illustrations (over 300pp. per volume). Four volume set in original red leatherette boards, decorated gilt spine titles and photogravure illustrated frontispieces. The set is in generally good condition, corners bumped, covers marked and worn, wear and fading to spine, and two of the gravure illustrations are loose (detached due to to careless handling, one from volume one, and one from volume two); gatherings of some are loose in places, and some are cracked, all tissue guards and end-papers are heavily foxed/worn; volume four has the most wear as it is the volume dealing with South Africa - head of spine and rear end-paper split, front free end-paper loose, binding tender in places, contents good.

SUBJECT MATTER:- Vol. 1- The Guinea Traders, The Corsairs Of Africa, The Tale Of Timbuctoo, The Niger; Vol.2- The River Of Egypt The Great Lakes, Across The Continent, The Congo; Vol.3- The Last Of A Long Tale, The Sahara, The Missionaries, The Hunters, The International Explorers; Vol.4- Europe In Africa, Colonies And Colonists, The Scramble For An Empire, A Continent Under Companies, The Contest For South Africa. Of speciasl interest are the sections on:- The Slave Trade, Prester John, The British and The Niger, Timbuctoo, Mungo Park, Barth, Mordokhai Abi-Serour, Lenz (Vol.1); The Nile Seekers, The Great Lakes, The Ivory Traders of the Nile, David Livingstone, Through The Dark Continent (Congo), (Vol.2); The Sahara, The Missionaries of Uganda, The Hunter's Paradise When Game Was Plentiful, The Scientific Explorers - Nachtigal and Junker, (Vol.3); Portuguese colonisation, French West Africa, French North Africa, The Spaniards, Great Britain in West Africa, The Dutch in South Africa, The British In South Africa, etc... (Vol.4). ALSO notes on the Jameson Raid and the Boer Revolt in Volume 4.

  • Jacket Condition: no jacket
  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Sold By: Imagine Books
  • Contact Person: Steven Duckworth
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0833587398
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Preferably EFT's; alternatively PayPal (regret: no credit cards)
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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