Lot #43/04 Four books on exploration
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R370.00 ZAR

This auction has been sold to A M Smith at R370.00 .

Lot #43/04 Four books on exploration Discovery of Africa by Richard Hall. A fairly basic introduction to African exploration, covering voyages of discovery, slavery, missionaries, exploration of Central & East Africa. London, Hamlyn, 1970. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 160, colour illustrations, portraits, maps. Pen marks & underlining in the text, light foxing. Good. …. together with …. The Oxford book of exploration selected by Robin Hanbury-Tenison. An excellent selection of exploration writing from around the world, including African travels of Leo Africanus, Mungo Park, Francis Galton, David Livingstone & Mary Kingsley. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994. Reprint. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. xii,530,(2,adverts.). Covers rubbed & creased, previous owner’s book-plate & inscription one end-paper, underlining & marking in the text. Fair+ …. together with …. Discovery and exploration: an atlas-history of man’s journeys into the unknown by Frank Debenham …. introduction by Edward Shackleton. A different viewpoint on the history of exploration, as seen through maps, showing migration & exploration from early Middle East, through Vasco da Gama to the great explorers in Africa, Asia, the Americas and outer space. A useful feature is a biographical selection of famous explorers & their routes from Xenophon to Thesiger & Hillary. London, The Reprint Society, 1961. Reprint. 4to. Cloth. Pp. 272, colour & black / white illustrations, photos, portraits, facsimiles, maps. No dust jacket, one cover corner dented, previous owner’s details on paste-down. Good. …. together with …. A history of African exploration by David Mountfield. A well illustrated history of European exploration of Africa, from ancient travellers, the Portuguese, slavers, West Africa, missionaries & Central / East Africa. London, Hamlyn,1976. First edition. Pp. 160, colour photo-plates, black / white illustrations, portraits, maps. Dust jacket damaged down folds where (most likely a dog or rat) has gnawed through the dust jacket & along the cover edge, previous owner’s details on paste-down. Fair. For the four books sold as a collection Reserve price: R250.00 bids welcome BUY NOW [The first bidder to bid the buy now amount wins this lot] @ R370.00

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