Baker, R. Granville. The Walls of Constantinople. John Milne, London, 1910. Hardcover. Black lettering and design stamped on reddish brown cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. 30 illustrations. Good, with tear to top left edge of spine. Text and interior are very good and well-bound. Ex-lib with markings on spine and first few pages, as usual. Author spent years of investigation at the ancient wall, much of which has since disappeared. He describes the wall as he goes, and pieces together its chronology, as well. Scarce. $85.00
Livingstone, David. Edited by David Chamberlin. Some letters from Livingstone, 1840 – 1872; with an introduction by R. Coupland.
New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. xvii+280p., illustrated with facsimiles of letters, map, and several drawings. Sixty-eight letters. Includes list of books about Livingstone and the Arab slave trad. A fine reprint of the original Oxford University 1940 edition in publisher’s original gilt-lettered brown cloth, without names or markings.
Hilton-Simpson, M. W. The Land and Peoples of the Kasai. Negro Universities Press, 1969. Hardback. Reprint of the 1956 original edition. Brown cloth binding stamped in gilt on spine. Very good to fine condition throughout. One of four books from Negro Universities Press, all without a trace of wear, and without any names or markings.
Georges-Marie Haardt. The Black Journey: Across Central Africa with the Citroën Expedition. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. 326 pgs Complete with photos and maps. A fine copy in original cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. No dust-jacket, as issued. Famous trans-Africa 1920’s expedition from Algeria to Capetown, in a fleet of eight Citroën half-track vehicles.
Gillmore, Parker. The Great Thirst Land: A Ride through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal and Kalahari Desert. With a Frontispiece. Cassell, Petter & Galpin. London, Paris & New York. (1878). Hardcover. Illustrated with numerous adventurous drawings, including frontis, which shows native thrown high in the air by a charging rhino. Good, with gilt and black lettering, florets and designs on light brown cloth covers. Covers sturdy, worn at spine ends and top corner of front cover. Frontis present Text and interior are very good. Contemporary quite fascinating newspaper clippings, some about the Zulu War, are attached to front and back end papers and paste-downs. Top margins of title and several other front pages stained. A great look into the Boers, early diamond mines, flora and fauns, by a great traveller and hunter. $165.00