EAST AFRICA. - Johann Ludwig KRAPF (1810-1881). Travels, Researches, and Missionary Labours during an eighteen years' residence in eastern Africa... With an Appendix... by E.G. Ravenstein. London: William Stevens for Trübner & Co., 1860. 8° (220 x 142mm). Half-title. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 2 folding maps (1 hand-coloured in outline), 12 lithographs printed in three colours by Vincent Brooks. (Plate facing p.107 loosely inserted.) Original brown cloth, upper cover blocked in gilt, lower cover in blind and spine in gilt (light soiling, head and foot of spine bumped). FIRST EDITION.
Sebastiao José Xavier BOTELHO. Memoria Estatistica sobre os dominios Portuguezes na Africa oriental. Lisbon: José Baptistsa Morando, 1835. 8° (202 x 125mm). Lithographic title and dedication leaf. 6 folding lithographic plates (1), town plan (1), maps (2) and charts (2). (Slight offsetting of text onto part of plate facing p.126 and town plan facing p.320.) Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind, gilt edges (neatly repaired at head and foot of spine). FIRST EDITION and apparently complete in one volume, although a work called Segunda parte da Memoria estatistica sobre os dominios portuguezes na Africa Oriental ... Contendo a risposta á critica feita á dita memoria, e inserta na Revista de Edimburgo, No 130, de Janeiro de 1837 was published in 1837.
Thomas O'NEILL. Sketches of African Scenery, from Zanzibar to the Victoria Nyanza, being a series of coloured lithogrpahic pictures, from original sketches by the late Mr. Thomas O'Neill, of the Victoria Nyanza mission of the Church Missionary Society. London: printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, published at Church Missionary House, 1878. 4° (280 x 215mm). 1p. of publisher's advertisements at end. 19 chromolithographic views by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son after O'Neill, on 9 leaves (1 double-page), 2 uncoloured illustrations. Cotemporary red/brown morocco gilt by W. Mansell, covers panelled in gilt, the upper cover with title lettered in gilt, spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt turn-ins, watered cream cloth liners and free endpapers, gilt edges (extremities rubbed). FIRST EDITION, a fine copy.
Roger PRICE. Private Journal of the Rev. Roger Price. [No place:] printed for private circulation only, [no date but circa 1878]. Small 8° (180 x 118mm). Drop-head title. Pp.[1-]152. Contemporary black half morocco, spine gilt, original pink paper wrappers bound in (rebacked, extremities rubbed). Provenance: Mr. F. Strickland (author's presentation inscription 'Roger Price to Mr. F. Strickland'). RARE.
And 10 others of similar interest (including: Roger PRICE. London Missionary Society. Report of the Rev. R. Price of his visit to Zanzibar and the coast of eastern Afica. London: 1876. 8°. Modern boards; A.C.P. GAMITTO. O Muata Cazembe e os povos Maraves, Chévas, Muizas, Muembas, Lundas e outros da Africa austral... Lisbon; 1854. 8°. Contemporary half sheep; Henry ROWLEY. The Story of the Universities' Mission to central Africa. London: 1866. 8°. Contemporary green cloth; William Desborough COOLEY. Inner Africa laid open, in an attempt to trace the chief lines of communication across that continent south of the equator. London: 1852. 8°. Original half cloth). (14)