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SPLENDID EARLY 17TH-CENTURY ETHIOPIAN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT OF THE MIRACLES OF MARY, WITH THREE VIVID FULL-PAGE MINIATURES OF SAINT GEORGE, THE MADONNA AND CHILD AND THE HOLY TRINITY

(ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT). Miracles of Mary [Ethiopian illuminated religious manuscript]. Ethiopia, 1600. Beautiful and complete late 16th- or early 17th-century Ethiopian illuminated manuscript in Ge'ez on vellum of the Ta’amra Maryam (the Miracles of Mary), boasting three glorious full-page miniatures (depicting St. George, the Madonna and Christ Child, and the Holy Trinity), handsomely bound with contemporary blind-decorated morocco over wooden boards. $45,000.

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ONE OF THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED WORKS ON AFRICA AND AN EARLY ENGLISH SOURCE ON THE SOUTHERN CONTINENT

OGILBY, John. Africa. London, 1670. First edition of the most authentic and comprehensive work in English on Africa published during the 17th century, superbly illustrated with 13 double-page maps, 30 double-page copper-engraved plans and views, eight full-page plates (including an engraved frontispiece), more than 40 in-text engraved vignettes by Hollar and others, and a large folding map of the entire African continent (measuring 18 by 23 inches when open). Handsomely bound in elaborately gilt-decorated period-style calf. A magnificent volume. $20,000.

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WITH 72 SUPERB ELEPHANT FOLIO EGYPTIAN PLATES, MANY IN COLOR

BINION, Samuel Augustus. Ancient Egypt or Mizraim. New York, 1887. Two volumes.

Limited first edition, “Edition de Luxe,” number 521 of only 800 copies, splendidly illustrated with 72 spectacular large folio plates of pyramids, temples, views, the Sphinx, antiquities, mummies, papyri, among other Egyptian subjects, including 50 beautiful tinted and full-color lithographs. $19,500.

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"WITH THE KINDEST REMEMBRANCES OF HIS MUCH OBLIGED AND ATTACHED FRIEND, DAVID LIVINGSTONE"

LIVINGSTONE, David. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa. London, 1857.

First edition, first issue, of Livingstone's first book, a rare presentation copy inscribed in the month of publication by Livingstone on a tipped-in leaf (as is commonly the case with this work): "Major General Charles Murray May with the kindest remembrances of his much obliged and attached friend David Livingstone, London 29th Octr. 1857." Splendidly illustrated with folding color lithographed frontispiece and 24 engraved plates (including portrait and two tinted lithographs), numerous in-text woodcuts, two folding maps with Livingstone's routes hand-colored, and folding elevation chart of South Central Africa. $18,500.

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THE TOMBS AT THEBES

(EGYPT) DAVIES, Norman de Garis. Robb de Peyster Tytus Memorial Series. New York, 1917-27. Five volumes.

Limited first edition of this catalogue of the tombs at Thebes published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1917-27, one of 500 atlas folio sets beautifully printed on handmade Van Gelder paper, with five frontispieces (four in color), 178 plates (21 in color), and numerous figures. A magnificent uncut set. $12,000.

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MASPERO’S HISTORY OF EGYPT, ILLUSTRATED WITH HUNDREDS OF PLATES

MASPERO, Gaston Camille Charles, and RAPPOPORT, A.S. History of Egypt, Chaldea. London, (1903-06). Thirteen volumes.

Deluxe limited “Connoisseur Edition” of this esteemed history of Egypt and the Middle East, number 82 of only 200 copies printed on Japan vellum and richly illustrated with over 1200 plates and in-text illustrations, including dozens of fine gravures in double-suite and 26 finely hand-colored plates, including the frontispiece of each volume. Very handsomely bound. $12,000.

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“FUTURE TRAVELERS WILL DO WELL NOT TO THINK THAT THEY ARE SETTING OUT UPON A MERE PROMENADE”

(AFRICA) BURTON, Richard F. Lake Regions of Central Africa. London, 1860. Two volumes.

First edition of Burton's account of his journey to Lake Tanganyika, with folding map, 12 full-page tinted plates and additional in-text woodcuts. A very desirable copy in the rare first-issue plum cloth. A lovely copy. $10,500.

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MAYER’S RENOWNED VIEWS IN EGYPT, WITH 48 SPLENDID HAND-COLORED FOLIO AQUATINTS

(EGYPT) MAYER, Luigi. Views in Egypt. London, 1801.

First edition, first issue of this esteemed volume of 48 superb hand-colored folio aquatint plates engraved after Mayer’s drawings of views, monuments, tombs and costumes of Egypt. Attractively bound. $9500.

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DOUVILLE’S CONGO, 1832, WITH THE SCARCE ATLAS CONTAINING 20 PLATES AND LARGE MAP OF THE REGION

(AFRICA) DOUVILLE, Jean-Baptiste. Voyage au Congo. Paris, 1832. Three volumes and Atlas.

First edition of this early description of the Congo and the far interior of Angola, with the rare Atlas containing an engraved title page, list of plates, 20 full-page lithographs of inhabitants and their way of life, and a large engraved folding map of the African interior by Brué. $8500.

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