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[William George Browne, Claude Etienne Savary, Constantin-Francois de Volney] (edited by anon):
The Modern Traveller: Vol. III: Containing the Compressed Travels of Browne, Savary, and Volney in Africa. [Egypt, Libya].

London: Geo Cawthorn, British Library: and others: 1800. Apparently first thus. (ii), x, 416pp. Name in ink practised at head of both contents page and page 1. Light toning or foxing to pages, and protruding uncut fore-edges and bottom edges are soiled. 12mo, 16 x 9.5 cms, in publishers' plain boards of an indeterminate green, patinized by history, with new green paper spine with white label. Compact digest of Browne's, Savary's and Volney's travels in Egypt, and Browne's travels in Libya: prelims include ten useful contents pages. VG.

Price: 70.00


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Tully, Richard: [letters of Miss Tully to her brother-in-law Richard]:
Narrative of a Ten Years' Residence at Tripoli in Africa: from the Original Correspondence in the Possession of the Family of the late Richard Tully, Esq., the British consul. Comprising authentic memoirs and anecdotes of the reigning Bashaw, his family, and other persons of distinction. Also, an account of the Domestic Manners of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks.

London: printed for Henry Colburn, 1817. Second edition. xiii, (ii), 376pp, with 7 hand-coloured aquatints and a foldout map. Some browning to endpapers, and a little soiling to the borders of some plates and to the adjacent pages: the text and the attractive plates are otherwise very clean. The map has a few false folds, some wear to top edge where it once protruded, and a little soiling. The Preface warns that the book 'contains, we believe, the only exact account which has ever been made publicly known of the private manners and conduct of this African Despot, and it details such scenes and events, it gives such sketches of human weakness and vice, the effects of ambition, avarice, envy, and intrigue, as will seem scarcely credible to the mind of an European.' Quarto, with sprinkled edges, firm in contemporary half calf, spine ruled and titled in gilt, with slightly scuffed and chipped marbled boards. Very nice copy. Very Good.
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Price: 985.00


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[Alphonse de Beauchamp]:
The Life of Ali Pacha, of Janina, Vizier of Epirus, surnamed Aslan, or the Lion: from various authentic documents. [A translation of A. de Beauchamp's "Vie d'Ali Pacha" with additions.]

London: Lupton Relfe, 1822. First edition. vii,(1), 320pp, with a portrait frontis (no other illustrations called for). Lacks half-title. Text clean, paper slightly toned; but foxing, soiling and staining to frontis, and offsetting and soiling to title page. 19thC marbling to all edges. In new green Victorian cloth, spine ruled in gilt and with a black lettering piece. [From the Preface: 'The editor ... has taken as his groundwork for the present Memoir, M. Beauchamp's French work, Vie d'Ali Pacha, which he has considerably enlarged by the occasional introduction of interesting passages from the works of some of those who have visited the late Tyrant of Epirus'.] Very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 380.00


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Stanley, Henry M.:
Coomassie and Magdala. The Story of two British campaigns in Africa.

London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1874. Second edition. xiv, 510pp +(2) adverts: illustrated, and with two folding maps. Contents clean: with soil mark to edge of frontis portrait, and brown marks to margin at one opening. In the original binding of green cloth over bevelled boards, decorated in black and gold, with portrait medallions on the front. Lovely copy, recently refurbished. Near Fine.
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Price: 340.00


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Beadnell, H.J.Llewellyn:
An Egyptian Oasis. An Account of the Oasis of Kharga in the Libyan Desert, with special reference to its History, Physical Geography, and Water Supply.

London: John Murray, 1909. First edition. xiv, 248pp, with 28 pages of plates and 4 maps and sections (all called for). Slight tanning to first and last pages, otherwised contents clean and firm and in good order. In the original binding of blue cloth titled in gilt. Slightly rubbed, spine ends puckered, corners bumped: some soiling, mainly to spine. Very Good.

Price: 200.00


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Paul Augustinus:
Desert Adventure. In search of wilderness in Namibia and Botswana. [de luxe signed Sponsors' Edition]

South Africa: Acorn Books, 1997. First printing, Sponsors' Edition. 240pp: with maps, and richly illustrated with the author's drawings, paintings, and colour photographs of wildlife. Half-title is signed by Paul Augustinus and bears the tipped-in Sponsors' Edition slip stating it to be Volume H (of 26 copies), and the recipient's name. Laid-in is a tissue folder containing an extra-illustration lithograph of an elephant, similar to that reproduced on the contents page. Landscape quarto (11x11.5ins), in the special grey half-leather binding with red spine label and marbled boards. All as new, in the oatmeal cloth slipcase with marbled edges and rounded leather rims: as new but for a 5mm pale mark and a trace of scuffing to the marbling. Beautiful copy. Fine.
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Price: 200.00


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