London: J. Arrowsmith, 1842. Map. Engraving with original hand-coloring. Image measures 20.5 x 23.25". This lovely map of Nubia and Abyssinia shows the upper Nile, Ethiopia, Sudan and the Yemen. Cities and towns are labeled, particularly as they occur along the region's rivers. Exploration and caravan routes are also included, attesting to the area's importance to trade in the mid-19th century. Annotations are scattered throughout the map and provide insight into contemporary knowledge of the terrain and its inhabitants, such...
Refine search resultsSkip to search results
London: Longmans, 1899. Maps, plans & frontispiece illustrations. 2 thick volumes, original dark blue cloth, with gilt titles & pictorial decoration to the spine & front cover. London: Longmans, Green, 1899. First Edition. An attractive set of Churchill's second published work, in a cloth slipcase lettered in gilt, with a crest. The black end-papers have been professionally replaced, and there is foxing throughout , but a sturdy set with minimal cover wear, that presents very well.
Golden Cockerel, 1932. Illustrated with decorations by Robert Gibbings. Very slim and tall 12mo, gilt stamped brown cloth (darkened at edges), all edges gilt, protected with plain green paper dust wrapper (not original). Golden Cockerel, 1932. A very good copy. Signed limited edition, number 107 of 325. Signed by Driberg on the limitation page.
San Francisco: McSweeney`s, 2006. 8vo, pictorial brown boards (one corner bumped) San Francisco McSweeney's 2006. First Edition Biographical fiction centering on the "Lost Boys" of the Sudanese War. Without dust wrapper, as issued, but with paper sleeve on the rear cover with advance comments on the book. Presentation from Eggers -"Thank you so much for listening"
London: 1885. Exceptional and historically important A.L.S. as Privy Consul, black bordered mourning stationary, 8vo. 4 pages, London, May Day 1885, to Sir George Arthur (not the Baronet), thanking him for sending a letter from Africa to a mutual friend, informing him of the death of his brother Col. Everard Henry Primrose, who died of fever in the Sudan while with the Camel-Corp on his way to join General Charles Gordon at Khartoum, in part: "...It is quite impossible for...