WHITE, William. Journal of a Voyage performed in the Lion extra Indiaman, from Madras to Columbo, and Da Lagoa Bay, on the eastern coast of Africa; (where the ship was condemned) in the year 1798. With some manners and customs of the inhabitants of Da Lagoa Bay, and a vocabulary of the language. London: T. Gillet for John Stockdale, 1800. 4° (267 x 210mm). 1p. list of subscribers. 2 engraved plates by Storer or Scott, after White. 20th-century half roan, titled in gilt on spine (corners rubbed, spine faded). Provenance: Royal Geographical Society (library blindstamp on title). FIRST EDITION, rare. Mendelssohn II,p.607.
Andrew STEEDMAN. Wanderings and Adventures in the interior of southern Africa. London: W. Clowes & Sons for Longman & Co., 1835. 2 volumes, 8° (225 x 142mm). Titles with wood-engraved vignettes, 1 folding engraved map, 12 plates, 7 lithographs printed by Charles Hullmandel one drawn on stone by Edward Lear, 5 by T.M. Baynes, 1 unsigned, 5 wood-engravings). (Titles and all but one plate browned.) Original green cloth, blocked in gilt on spine (head of spine of vol.I neatly repaired, small tear to vol.II spine, extremities worn). Provenance: Dr. Andrew Smith (author's presentation copy 'Dr. Andrew Smith With the Author's regards'). AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. 'An account of travels in South Africa undertaken in the course of a residence in the Cape extending over a period of ten years': Mendelssohn II,p.431.
Nathaniel ISAACS. Travels and Adventures in eastern Africa, descriptive of the Zoolus, their manners, customs... with a sketch of Natal. London: Bradbury & Evans for Edward Churton, 1836. 2 volumes, 12° (198 x 125mm). Half-titles, 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end of vol.II., folding lithographic map, 3 lithographic plates drawn on stone by W. Bagg, printed by Graf & Soret. (Plates spotted.) Original green cloth, paper title labels to backstrips (recased, inner hinges repaired), within a single 20th-century cloth slipcase. Provenance: C. Hamilton (various signatures, a number accompanied by the date 1874); Walter Hamilton (bookplates, dated 1872); Charles George Smith (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. 'The volumes contain a history of the reigns of Chaka and Dingan, with valuable notes on the country, its language, population, and customs of the natives': Mendelssohn I,p.761.
And five other works in eight volumes (Cowper ROSE. Four Years in southern Africa. London: 1829. 8°. Calf (rebacked). FIRST EDITION; Sir James Edward ALEXANDER. An Expedition of Discovery into the Interior of Africa. London: 1838. 2 volumes, 12°. Contemporary half calf. FIRST EDITION; Sir James Edward ALEXANDER. An Expedition of Discovery into the Interior of Africa. Philadelphia: 1838. 2 volumes, 12°. Original cloth. First U.S. edition; Christian Frederick DAMBERGER. Travels in the interior of Africa. London: 1801. 2 volumes in one, 8°. Later half calf. First edition in English of these fabricated travels; [Anon.] Gleanings in Africa London: 1806. 8°. Contemporary calf [rebacked]). (12)