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Travels of Ibn Batuta

"POSSIBLY THE MOST REMARKABLE OF THE ARAB TRAVELERS"

(LEE, Samuel, translator) IBN BATTUTA. The Travels of Ibn Batuta. London, 1829.

Very scarce first edition in English of a substantial portion of Ibn Battuta's remarkable Rihla, the chronicle of his prodigious 14th-century travels through much of the known world of the time, estimated to have covered 75,000 miles in 40 years—"an enlightening picture of the culture of a whole period." This copy printed for subscriber Francis Baring, Esq., with his decorative subscription leaf before the title page. $18,000.

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In Darkest Africa

“FOR 160 DAYS WE MARCHED THROUGH THE FOREST, BUSH AND JUNGLE”

STANLEY, Henry M. In Darkest Africa. New York, 1890. Two volumes.

Deluxe signed limited first edition, American issue, number 39 of only 250 copies signed by Stanley, of the classic 19th-century account of African exploration. Profusely illustrated with engraved frontispieces, 38 mounted plates on India paper, six additional full-page etchings (each signed by the artist), three color folding maps (two backed in cloth), a folding table of comparative vocabularies, and numerous mounted, in-text India-prints. $15,000.

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History of Egypt, Chaldea

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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Long Walk to Freedom

“I WAS NOT BORN WITH A HUNGER TO BE FREE. I WAS BORN FREE”

MANDELA, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom. Randburg, South Africa, 1994.

First South African edition of the stirring autobiography of the esteemed Nobel Peace Prize winner and South Africa's first black president, inscribed on the title page: "Best Wishes, N Mandela, 14-12-96." $6500.

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Robbins' Journal. WITH: 16 signed original drawings

16 ORIGINAL SIGNED DRAWINGS BY EARLE WINSLOW FOR ROBBINS’ JOURNAL, WITH A FINE COPY OF THE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

(WINSLOW, Earle B.) ROBBINS, Archibald. Robbins' Journal. WITH: 16 signed original drawings. Greenwich, Connecticut, 1931. 12 items, altogether. Signed limited edition, number 189 of only 355 copies, of this harrowing account of the shipwrecked brig Commerce in 1815, signed by illustrator Earle B. Winslow, together with 16 original pen-and-ink drawings made by Winslow for the book (ten large full-page drawings and six chapter vignettes). $5800.

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Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po

FIRST EDITION OF BURTON’S WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA

BURTON, Richard F. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. London, 1863. Two volumes.

Splendid first edition of Burton’s Wanderings in West Africa, with detailed folding map in Volume I and frontispiece engraving in Volume II, in original cloth. $5500.

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Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile

BRUCE, James. Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile. Edinburgh, 1790. Five volumes.

Best edition of this illustrated classic of African exploration, published the same year as the first, magnificently embellished with engraved vignette title pages, three large engraved folding maps, and 58 engraved plates of scenery, antiquities, battle plans and natural history by James Heath. $4600.

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