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					                 Catalogue of Frank Johnstons’ personal library
              Malawi /Nyasaland / British Central Africa (incomplete)
                                 November 2008
Abdallah, Yohanna B. The Yaos: Chiikala cha Wayao Zomba Nyasaland (Govt Printer) 1919. In English
and ChiYao (the first 60 pages are the English translation, the last 60 pages are written in the original
ChiYao language). The original very rare edition of this sought-after work on the Yao tribe which was
centred around the south eastern shores of Lake Malawi. Slim octavo in grey cloth, backed by brown
buckram                                                                                            ₤220

(Anon) The History of Southern & Central Africa, its Topography, Geography, Natural Productions
Etc. The Whole Embracing the Results of the Travels and Researches of The Most Celebrated and Eminent
African Explorers n.d. (1880) 1st. 4to. Half calf . x, 948pp. A colossal tome in - original half calf gilt
binding. Col litho frontis and title pg with tissue guard. Tinted litho plates throughout of various African
scenes. Includes accounts of the adventures of Livingstone, Dr Barth, Captain Speke etc. In very good
original condition with a little wear to the boards, contents clean and tight with just a little very mild
spotting. A handsome book, although very heavy.                                                       £350

(Anon) The History of Southern & Central Africa London (Adam & Co), 1880, London; First. Large 4to
Topography, Geography, Natural Productions. The whole embracing the results of travels and researches
of the most celebrated and eminent African explorers. Three elaborately bound volumes in heavily gilt and
scene stamped original cloth. Each volume just over 300 pages. All edges gilt. Heavily illustrated. Includes
writings of and on Livingstone, Baker, Speke, Grant, Cameron, Barth, Burton, Schweinfurth.             £350

(Anon) The Key to Central Africa: Have we found it? London (Central African and Zanzibar Missions)
n.d. (ca 1877) London, Printed by Bemrose. 52pp with vignettes of individual Africans and views of
Zanzibar, Losewa etc., annotated in ink with names and facts corrected etc. This is a clarion call for the re-
establishment of a (UMCA) Mission on the shores on Lake Nyassa and has been first issued in the form of a
paper wraps brochure. Scarce Mission title                                                               £50

Ambali, Augustine Thirty Years in Nyasaland London (Universities' Mission to Central Africa) [1923]
First Edition 63 pp. Illustrated.. 12mo Card Wraps. Very Good +, Scarce title                  £25

Anderson, A[ndrew] A. and A[lfred H.] Wall. A Romance of N'shabe being a Record of Startling
Adventures in South Central Africa... London (Chapman and Hall Limited), 1891, First edition. Octavo,
pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii [ix-x] [1] 2-366 [367-368: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], eight inserted plates, one
inserted map, and one illustration in the text, original pictorial blue cloth, recased with new spine panel
lettered (title and authors), new plain endpapers, "Lost race adventure story of the discovery of the
decendents of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba in the Kalahari desert area."- Locke, A Spectrum of
Fantasy, p. 20. Bleiler (1978), p. 4. Reginald 00253. Binding slightly leaned, hairline crack along portion of
inner rear hinge, still a tight, bright, good copy of an uncommon book.                                       £75

Anderson-Morshead A E M The Building of the "Chauncy Maples” London (UMCA) 1903 1st edn.
124+4 pages, 13 photographs. Describes the fund-raising for the ship, her construction in Glasgow, her
journey to Nyasaland and her assembly at Fort Johnston and Malindi, the launch and the missionary work
of the ship on the Lake; the ship was named after the Bishop of Nyasaland (who drowned in the Lake), was
used for many years at Likoma & Malindi and around the Lake; she was sold to Malawi Railways &
Harbours and is still used as a passenger ship around the shores of Lake Malawi/Nyasa; hardback, eps & a
few pages lightly foxed, original red boards, gilt lettering, photograph of the ship as pastedown to front
board, almost v.g., a very rare book indeed                                                         £295
Anderson-Morshead, A. E. M. Lady of the Lake – Ninety Years with the m.v. Chauncy Maples on Lake
Malawi. Reprint of The Building of the Chauncy Maples, the very rare original 1903 edition (above). To
which has been added a History of the Boat in the Lake 1902-1990 by Vera Garland. Blantyre, 1990. Blue
cloth hardback in mint pictorial dj                                                               £35

Ashley F.J. With a Motor bike in the Bush London and Glasgow( Blackie & Son Limited), 1938 red
cloth. 8vo. 176 pp. 8 black and white photographs of Zomba and Nyasaland in 1917. Scarce title. ₤75

Ballantyne, M.M.S. & Shepherd, R.H.W. (Editors) Forerunners of Modern Malawi: the Early
Missionary Adventures of Dr James Henderson 1895-1898 Lovedale (SA) (Lovedale Press), 1968 8vo.
xi, 301pp. 3 plates, folding map, index. Sl spotted and rubbed grey cloth title printed on spine, in laminate
sealed d.w. The book is of the letters of Dr. Henderson from then Nyasaland, describing his life and work as
a missionary.                                                                                            £25

Barnes, Bertram Herbert Johnson of Nyasaland: a study of the life and work of William Percival Johnson
Archdeacon of Nyasa, missionary pioneer 1876-1928. London (Universities‟ Mission to Central Africa)
1933.Original green cloth, spine sl sunned, sl wear at spine ends & corners, gilt titles on spine. 9” x 6.5”.
258pp. 14 b/w illus incl. frontis. Endpaper maps.                                                        £30

Belcher, Charles Frederic The Birds of Nyasaland Being a classified list of the species recorded for the
Nyasaland Protectorate up to the year 1930. London (Crosby Lockwood) 1930. 8vo. 356pp. folding map,
Rebound in full maroon morocco with gilt title and author panelled among raised and gilt lined bands. The
scarce first guide to the birds of Malawi, fine, scarce. A particularly attractive copy.             £75

(Bellingham, William) Yarborough, J. Cooke (Editor) The Diary of a Working Man (William
Bellingham) in Central Africa, December, 1884 to October, 1887 London (n.d., c.1888) Society for
Promoting Christian Knowledge 1st Edition HB Pict. blue cloth, gilt lettering 8vo. 141pp. Illus., map. Spine
and covers rubbed, owner's ink signature on title page. Very rare title which has never been reissued in any
form                                                                                                   £125

Berry, W.T.C. Before the Wind of Change Suffolk (privately published, for the benefit of the Chest Heart
and Stroke Association, printed by Halesworth Press), 1983 First Edition. Xxiii +120pp. Illustrated with
black and white photographs. Endpaper maps of Africa and Nyasaland. Signed by his wife Veronica on the
half title page (the work was completed by W T C Berry before his death in July 1983 and was prepared for
publication by her). Gilt tiles on spine, blue buckram within a protected dust wrapper. The experiences of a
young doctor in Colonial Medical Service in Nyasaland and Gambia.                                      £15

Bishop (Smythies?) of the UMCA A Journey from Zanzibar to Lake Nyassa and back in 1887 London
(UMCA) n.d., 1888? 24pp brochure with a frontispiece map and list of porters at the end bound into new
green buckram, sm 8vo format, with title brightly gilt on spine. Inserted is a single page leaflet, Number VII
of the Missions outpourings, providing the history of the UMCA to 1883. Unlisted anywhere and difficult to
reconcile with the travels of Bishop Smythies - who was then the Bishop of the UMCA and whose biography
lists two visits to Nyasa in 1885 and 1889.                                                              £45

Boeder, Robert B. Malawi (World Bibliographical Series) Oxford and Santa Barbara (Clio Press) 1979
First edn. 264pp with map and indices, lists of theses, bibliographies, small 8vo. In heavily gilt black cloth
with map of the world on the cover. In dust jacket, almost as new                                        £25

Blake, W.T. Rhodesia and Nyasaland Journey London (Travel Book Club edn , 2nd) 8vo. 256 pages plus
16 pages of colour and B&W photographs. In 1959, 25 years after his visit to the area, the author (builder
of Gibraltar‟s Rock Hotel) and his wife set off on a 5, 000 mile tourism promotional journey around
Rhodesia and Nyasaland in their Standard Vanguard car. This is the well-told story of their adventures, of
the sites, the people and the animals they met on the trip. Sl foxing on top edge, otherwise a very nice copy
in a laminate protected dustwrapper.                                                                     £20
Bridson, Mary With the First Train into Nyasaland London (Extract from Travel and Exploration,
1910) 7pp plus 3 photographs on two full page plates attractively bound into labelled card wraps. The
photos are most interesting showing barges being poled up the Shire, Government House, Zomba and a
lady, probably the author herself, astride a motor bike!                                         £30

Buchanan, John The Shire Highlands (East Central Africa, Its Colony And Mission) Edinburgh and
London (William Blackwood ) 1885 (first edn) vi, (2) 260 pp, folding map at rear. Sl browing and foxing to
prelims and offsetting from the map at the rear. In original red cloth with pict gilt illustration (spears and
shield ) on front cover, sl faded, gilt titled on spine repaired at head and tail , very scarce indeed   £425

Buchanan, John The Shire Highlands (East Central Africa, Its Colony And Mission) Blantyre (Rotary
Club of Blantyre), (1885), 1982. Second edn and first thus, as a new illustrated edn based on a facsimile of
the v. rare 1885 edn with an added intro by Professor McCracken, mustard endpapers, 260 pp, #804 of 1000
copies. In unclipped pictorial dust jacket. With 8 sepia-tinted photographs and a fold-out map, fine in near
fine sl. scarred d/w.                                                                                   £50

       (Another copy) Without dust wrapper                                                               £40

Burton, Richard F. The Lake Regions of Central Africa. A Picture of Exploration. London (Longman).
First edition, second issue, two volumes, 8vo. Illustrated with twelve tinted woodcut plates, twenty-two
woodcut illustrations in the text, and one folding tinted map, 24 page publisher‟s catalogue end of vol.II
dated October 1858, 19th century rebind, sl cut down, in half calf, slight wear to extremities.
One of the most important Burton titles, considered by many to to be his best writing. Burton travelled with
Speke on their second journey together in order to fond the "Jebel Kumri", or the "Mountains of the Moon."
They made a brief examination of Lake Tanganyika, but with failing health they were forced to return to
Kazeh to recuperate. Following this, Burton sent Speke off by himself to investigate a large lake. Speke
became convinced that this was the source of the Nile; a conclusion disputed by Burton which led to their
falling out and, probably, Speke's mysterious death. This work contains Burton‟s first attack on Speke in
print. Second issue, (the first issue in its original violet cloth is very rare). Penzer pp67-68.     £1500

Burton Richard F. The Lands Of Cazembe; Lacerda’s Journey to Cazembe in 1798. Translated and
annotated by Captain R F Burton, FRGS, also Journey of the Pombeiros, P J Baptista and Amaro
José, across Africa from Angola to Tette on the Zambeze. Translated by B A Beadle, resumé of the
journey of M M Monteiro and Gamitto by Dr C T Beke. London ( John Murray), 1873. First Edition,
8vo, pp vii, 271, large folding map frontispiece, original blue blind stamped cloth, boards sl rubbed but a
tight clean copy still brightly gilt titled.                                                     SOLD

Buxton, Howard, One Way Home London (The Bodley Head), 1946; Blue cloth cover, d/j worn at head,
tail and corners but sensitively repaired, previous owner's name (John Drew, ex Archivist National Archives
of Malawi) and date on inside front cover, contents very clean. Novel about South Africans in Nyasaland.
Uncommon title. Good to very good condition                                                            £20

Caddick, Helen A White Woman in Central Africa London (T Fisher Unwin) 1900 first and only edn 242
pp. Illustrated. The writing of a a lady travelling alone from the mouth of the Zambesi to Lake Tanganyika,
mostly on British Central Africa. In modern light blue covers with sl marked spine relaid. Marked and foxed
throughout. Scarce.                                                                                    £75

Carr, Archie Ulendo Travels of a Naturalist in and Out of Africa. The Scientific Book Club, 1966. Blue cloth
hardback with dust jacket.                                                                              £20

Casada, James A. Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston. A Bio-Bibliographical Study. Basel, (Communications
from the Basel Africa Bibliography, Vol. 18.), 1977 pp.120, frontis, 3 illustrations of his Nyasaland and
African artwork, original wrappers. Published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the death of this
most capable and versatile experts on Africa, the man who played a key role in the establishment of the
British Central Africa and ruled the fledgling territory with huge administrative and political success until
1896.                                                                                                   £45
Central African Planter, A monthly record of the planting enterprise of British Central Africa.Blantyre,
Malawi, (Society of Malawi) 1984 Illustrated Limited Edition, one of 1000 numbered copies. A very well
produced facsimile of the 1895 original, tall octavo, 250pp., papered boards with title label pasted to front
cover, dark red cloth backstrip, with v.g. dust jacket                                                   £75

Chadwick, Owen Mackenzie's Grave London ( Hodder & Stoughton), 1959 8vo. 254pp. frontispiece, map,
biblio., index, dw. very good. Mackenzie led the ill-fated mission which tried, with David Livingstone's help,
to plant a settlement which would destroy the slave trade by developing the wealth of Africa for its own.₤25

Coates Palgrave, Olive H. Trees of Central Africa; painted by Olive H. Coates Palgrave; descriptions by
Keith Coates Palgrave; photographs by Deric and Paul Coates Palgrave. Salisbury (National Publications
Trust) 1956 xxvii, 466pp, with a map, 111 coloured plates and 111 photographs, roy. 4to(320 x 250 mm),
subscriber's edn. limited to 500 copies signed by the artist. Bound in quarter green morocco gilt, yellow
buckram cloth sides, top edge gilt, No. 405 of the Subscribers' Edition limited to 500 copies, signed by the
artist                                                                                                ₤265

       (Another copy) Coates Palgrave, Olive H. Trees of Central Africa; painted by Olive H. Coates
       Palgrave; descriptions by Keith Coates Palgrave; photographs by Deric and Paul Coates Palgrave.
       Salisbury (National Publications Trust of Rhodesia and Nyasaland) 1956 First edition xxvii, 466pp,
       with a map, 111 coloured plates and 111 photographs, roy. 4to (320 x 250 mm), xxvii + 466 pp..
       owner‟s ink inscription to f.e.p., very good in very good original mustard yellow cloth and good
       dustwrapper, extremities a little worn but overall v. bright.                                ₤140

Colville, Mrs. Arthur 1000 Miles in a Machilla Travel and Sport in Nyasaland, Angoniland, and Rhodesia,
with some Account of the Resources of these Countries; and Chapters on Sport by Colonel Colville, C.B.
London (The Walter Scott Publishing Co.), 1911 1st ed xi + 312pp, b & w photos, colour plates, colour
folding map, index. Thick 8vo, original red cloth, gilt titled on spine and blind stamped on front cover. V sl.
fading on spine and very small marks on the bottom rhs corner of the front cover Informal travel account;
Olivia Colville accompanied her husband on a shooting expedition and describes their adventures
travelling. The text is illustrated with photographs of the trip, and the author's botanical sketches. Spines
and extremities show v sl signs of wear, some sl browning of paper, but a good to v g copy of a scarce title.
                                                                                                         £275
Colson, Elizabeth & Max Gluckman (eds) Seven Tribes of British Central Africa. London, (Geoffrey
Cumberlege OUP), 1951. First Edition. 409pp incl index and bibliography, maps, genealogies, diagrams
and 28 double b & w plates. In original sl worn green cloth and rubbed dust wrapper. This significant book
was the result of research by members of the Rhodes - Livingtone Institute into the Lozi (by Gluckman),
Tonga (by Colson), Bemba (by Richards), Ngoni (by Barnes), Nyakyusa (by Wilson), Yao (by Mitchell)
and Shona (by Holleman)                                                                                   ₤35

Coudenhove, Hans My African Neighbors, Man, Bird, and Beast in Nyasaland London, (Jonathan Cape)
1925 1st U.K edition simultaneously issued with the Boston published American edition (Little Brown) xiv +
245 pp. Beautifully rebound in half maroon Oasis morocco with gilt lined raised bands and title/author
panels. The younger son of an ancient titled German family and educated at Europe's foremost universities,
author visited Nyasaland with the intention of staying a few years. Instead he remained there for the rest of
his life . His keen observations of African wildlife are remarkable for their accuracy. A very fine copy
indeed                                                                                                  £95

(Crown Agents, Publ.) Hints for the Preservation of Health in Tropical Africa London (Crown Agents
for the Colonies) 1949 47pp in slim 12mo including five black and white, full page, illus of tropical
(African) bugs. Much on malaria and mosquitoes; How to take a blood slide etc. In original green cloth
boards, sl stained(“A Poisonous insecticidal solution has been used in binding this book”        £15

Currie, Jessie Monteath The Hill of Good-bye. The Story of a Solitary White Woman's Life in Central
Africa. London (George Routledge & Sons) 1920, illus. A very good copy in the original red cloth, in the
laminate protected dustwrapper. A very scarce title on Mulanje and Blantyre very rarely offered, especially
in the dustwrapper!                                                                                  ₤145

Darling, F. Fraser Wild Life in an African Territory: a Study Made for the Game and Tsetse Control
Department of Northern Rhodesia London (Oxford University Press) 1960 160 pp + appendices, references,
index and three fold-out maps. Classic study of wildlife management and environmental zones in relation to
farming and human encroachment. Deals primarily with N Rhodesia but records a visit to the Nyika Plateau
in the then Nyasaland, quoting, interestingly, sightings of elephant and lion crossing the plateau Green
boards w gilt; spine Very Good with bookplate of Gervas Clay                                          £25

Debenham, Frank. Nyasaland – Land of the Lake. With illustrations and photographs. Her Majesty‟s
Stationery Office, 1955. Original red buckram, with dust jacket.                           £30

Debenham, Frank. The Way to Ilala: David Livingstone’s Pilgrimage. London (Longmans, Green &
Company), 1955. Orange-brown cloth, with dust jacket.                                    £30

Decle Lionel. Three Years In Savage Africa. London (Methuen), 1900. New Edition, 8vo, pp xxxi, 594,
frontispiece, maps, illustrations. Some foxing on title page and tissue guard. Original orange/tan decorative
cloth with leopard spot embellishment. Lionel Decle made the longest journey at one stretch across Africa,
at this time, from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, a distance of some 7,000 miles. He was also the first man
to travel from the extreme south of Africa to above the Equator. There is a chapter on a traverse of
Nyasaland and several illustrations .                                                                    Sold

De Guingand, Major General Sir Francis African Assignment London (Hodder and Stoughton) 1953. 291
pp, illustrated with 26 photographs and many maps and diagrams. The author served in The King's African
Rifles beginning in 1925 in Nyasaland. In this work he relates much of the history of the King's African
Rifles and some of the colorful characters who comprised its ranks, his experiences in the K.A.R. during a
period of colonial development, as well as some of his adventures as a hunter. Apart from some minor
browning and spotting a very good copy in a laminate protected dustwrapper                            £20

Desmore, A.J.B. With the 2nd Cape Corps thro' Central Africa Cape Town, (Citadel Press) 1920; 8vo,
embossed, patterned blue cloth, sl faded at the edges and spine, 100pp, 12 photo illus,. Very scarce title on
a mixed race (“Coloured”) fighting force in Nyasaland (Malawi) and East Africa                         £300

Dixey F. The Mlanje Mountains of Nyasaland Blantyre, Malawi (Central Africana)1990 Reprint of a
1927 issue of the Geographical Review of the American Geographical Society, this was the first serious
attempt at a `scientific profile' of Central Africa's highest mountain. 16pp, the photographic illustrations
are particularly interesting to those who chart vegetational change on the massif                       £10

Drummond, Henry Tropical Africa several copies available

Drummond, Henry Nyassaland: Travel Sketches in Our New Protectorate, selected from Tropical
Africa (q.v. above) London (Hodder and Stoughton) 1889. vi + (1) + 118 (unopened). Bound in original
printed paper wrappers (skillfully repaired), which carry an illustration of termite mounds. Chapters
selected from the subsequently published book and obviously intended by the publisher to generate interest
in the larger work. An Africana curiosity .                                                          £25

Drummond, Henry Inner-Afrika. Erlebnisse und Beobachtungen Gotha (Perthes) 1891 Zweite deutsche
Auflage. Mit 10 teils ganzseitigen Holzstichen aber ohne den farbigen Faltkarte. IX S., 3 Bl., 253 S. 8°.
Orig.-Leinenband mit goldgeprägtem Deckel- und Rückentitel. Aufzeichnungen des englischen
Naturforschers (1851-1897), der 1883-84 im Auftrag der African Lakes Company Südost-Afrika bereiste.
Enthält Beiträge über die Flüsse Sambesi und Shire, das Gebiet der ostafrikanischen Seen sowie
zoologische, geologische und meteorologische Notizen. The second German edn of Drummond‟s best selling
Tropical Africa (q.v.)                                                                              £35
Du Plessis, J[ohannes] A Thousand Miles in the Heart of Africa. A Record of a Visit to the Mission Field
of the Boer Church in Central Africa With an Introductory Chapter by Professor J.I. Marais, Edinburgh
(Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier) 1905. First edition. 176pp (16 ads). Frontispiece, 29 photo illus on 17
plates, 2 large folding maps. Pictorial boards. 8vo, original tan pictorial cloth stamped in dark brown,
white and gilt recased using the original covers. Sl foxing to spine, page edges, endpapers, sporadic foxing
to text throughout. A book about the work of the Dutch Reformed Church in Central Africa. Considerable
observation, not all religious. Spine and front cover depict a suited missionary lying in a hammock,
supported on the shoulders of two African bearers. A very good copy                                     ₤45

Elton, J. Frederick Travels and Researches Among the Lakes and Mountains of Eastern and Central
Africa London (John Murray) 1879 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7 3/4 "-9 3/4 " tall. 19th
century rebind in half calf gilt titled spine. xxii, 417 pages + 32 pages of adverts. Nice tight copy with tissue
guarded frontispiece plus 13 full-page plates of which one is a folding panorama of Cape Maclear, 34
illustrations in the text and 3 folding maps. Edited and Compiled from the journals of Frederick Elton who
was British Consul in Mozambique and spent considerable time fighting the slave trade in the region. "He
explored the region around Lake Nyassa and enjoyed considerable sport after elephant, hippopotamus,
impala, eland” ...                                                                                   Sold

Faulkner, Henry Elephant Haunts; A sportsman's narrative of the search for Dr Livingstone with
scenes of elephant, buffalo and hippopotamus hunting London Hurst & Blackett 1868 First edn.
Rebound Green Cloth VG 8vo-over 7 3/4 "-9 3/4 " tall.. 325 pp, ill. Classic work on hunting and
exploration. 8vo., ix, 324pp., 16 pages of ads at end, frontispiece. In 1867, Royal Navy Lieutenant E.D.
Young trekked to Africa to find the great missionary-explorer David Livingstone, who was reported to be
lost at the Sn lakeshore in present day Malawi. To Henry Faulkner, accompanying Young, the search for
Livingstone meant another opportunity to hunt along the untapped shores of the Shire River and Lake
Malawi. Livingstone's encounters with elephants had been dramatically recounted by Baines and Faulkner
anticipated the same big game hunting thrills when he set out on this expedition. The book is almost never
seen listed and v rarely in this condition. Finely bound in half red morocco.                      £1500

Faulkner, Henry Elephant Haunts Society of Malawi high quality reprint 1984 of the very rare 1868 first
edn. In 1867 Royal Navy lieutenant E.D. Young mounted an expedition to search for the missing
explorer/missionary David Livingstone in the region of present day Malawi. Faulkner joined the expedition
primarily to hunt, collecting elephant, buffalo, hippo, and other game (Czech, Africa, p. 56). This reprint
was limited to 750 numbered copies and quickly sold out. Bound in red cloth with large gilt elephant
vignette on upper board. Slight edge-wear to dust jacket, else a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. £40

(Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland) The Issue of Nyasaland's Secession a White Paper presented to
the Federal Assembly on Wednesday, the 19th of December, 1962 by the Prime Minister. Salisbury,
Rhodesia (Government Printer) 1962. An Outline of the events pror and subsequent to the appointment of
the Advisers to the First Secretary for State (The Rt. Hon. R A Butler) and a Summary of the Memoranda,
Documents and other Information presented by the Federal Government to the Advisers. 67pp in White
Paper format but attractively bound in half cloth over papered boards. Some sl. staining on the title page.
Every possible argument marshalled against Dr Banda and Nyasaland’s secession!                         £30

Fotheringham, L. Monteith Adventures in Nyassaland: A Two Years' Struggle With Arab Slave
Dealers in Central Africa. Blantyre (Malawi against Polio), 1987 Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. A
Limited Edition/Reprint Edition of 1000 copies issued, hardback book near fine, contents near fine, the dust
jacket has sl rubbing and edgewear. Originally published in 1891, this is classic Africana              £50

       (another copy) Special Subscribers‟ edition of the above, Number 5 (of 160) in maroon cloth
       covered slipcase. As new with very slight rubbing to the slipcase.                     £70

       (another copy) Presentation copy lettered F in series of ten from A to J bound in full calf with font
       and rear covers blind and gilt embossed, raised bands and gilt lined panels on the spine with title
       and author labels. In a simple slipcase of grey cloth over card. Backstrip slightly faded otherwise a
       lovely copy of the reprint edition above, which is itself now hard to find.                    £125
Fotheringham, L. Monteith. Adventures in Nyassaland – A Two Year Struggle with Arab Slave Dealers
in Central Africa. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, London, 1891. The original v rare edn.
Hardback, with gilt pictorial covers. Marked.                                                  £195

Fletcher, Inglis The White Leopard: A Tale of the African Bush Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1931.
304 pages, with a glossary of Nyasa terms and language at end, this classic tale of darkest Africa that
includes everything from lions to slave caravans. Of special interest are the haunting woodblock engravings
by Kurt Wiese in Art Deco style. 193l. First edition, dedicated to Rodney Wood hunter turned
conservationist friend of GD Hayes. Hardcover. Good condition (no dust jacket). Top and bottom of spine
frayed. Quite rare in the first edn.                                                                   £40

Fox-Strangways V. Wandering Fisherman London (Arthur Barker) 1955 256pp, appendices and index. 12
full page photos including Frontisiece of Nyasaland‟s Bill Rangeley with a tiger fish and diagrams
pertaining to Nyasaland / Malawi. Maps on the inside front and back covers illustrate the author‟s travels
and the book coverage.. The author, who had lived in Malawi, travelled to different countries, fishing in
different locations, describing the bait used and the fish caught. Malawi has three chapters on the Shire
(tiger), the Lake (all species) and Zomba (trout). Original green cloth covers in Mylar protected dust
wrapper. Very good to fine.                                                                          Sold

Fraser, Agnes R Donald Fraser of Livingstonia. London (Hodder & Stoughton) 1934. First edn 325pp.
B/w frontis photo +2 b/w illus. Burgundy cloth with gilt titles to spine. In black and white portrait illustrated
dust jacket.                                                                                                 ₤35

Fraser, Donald Winning a Primitive People: Sixteen Years' Work Among the Warlike Tribe of the Ngoni
and the Senga and Tumbuka Peoples of Central Africa London (Seeley, Service & Co.) 1914. First edn.
With 2 maps and 27 photographic illustrations. 320 pp including appendix and index plus Publisher‟s
catalogue. Some quite heavy foxing to prelims. Original blue cloth with gilt vignette to upper cover, some
minor fishmoth damage to inner edge of the front board, spine brightly lettered in gilt. The author was with
the Livingstonia Mission in Northern Nyasaland and was a prolific commentator on his experiences and
events of the day with many published titles to his credit                                              £65

       (Another copy)1914 first edn, rebound (and trimmed slightly) in very attractive maroon calf with
       matching cloth covered boards, raised gilt lined bands on spine, gilt devices and brightly titled. £60

Fraser, Donald The Autobiography of an African: Retold in Biographical Form, and in the Wild African
Setting, of the Life of Daniel Mitusu London (Seeley Service and Co.) 1925 First Edition. 210pp. Frontis,
11 b/w photos. Biography of a Christian convert from the area round Lake Nyasa 8vo;. cloth. Inscription on
free fep. Original yellow cloth brightly gilt in dust wrapper. A very good copy                       ₤45

Fraser, Donald The Story of our Mission. Livingstonia London (United Free Church of Scotland) 1915.
87pp. An account of the work carried out at this famous Presbyterian mission based around Ekwendeni and
Loudon (Embangweni) in Nyasaland, Central Africa. 8vo, bound in original green cloth, lettered gilt.
Illustrated throughout in black and white and with folding map to rear. The work contains a copy of a loose
printed postscript dated 1914 and detailing the author's sadness at the outbreak of war, together with some
factual account of the fighting in the British & German colonies. It concludes with his dismay that two
Christian nations should find themselves at war and contains a reprimand for European behaviour.        ₤45

Fraser, Donald African Idylls: portraits & impressions of life on a Central African mission station London
(Seeley, Service & Co.), 1923 First edn. Original orange cloth. Good copy with clean cloth and title in
black on spine, small illustration of villager on front board also in black                           ₤30

Fullerton, Alexander The Yellow Ford London (Peter Davies), 1959, London; Hardcover. First Edition.
Good to very good cloth boards. Tape marks on paste down and ffep from previous plastic cover. Dust
cover has a couple of minor holes and is sl worn, not price clipped, sl chipping at head of spine. Inscribed
and signed by author on f.e.p. with owner‟s details written under flap on front pastedown               ₤20

Gelfand, Michael Lakeside Pioneers A Socio-Medical Study of Nyasaland (1875-1920) Oxford (Basil
Blackwell), 1964 First Edition. 8vo., x, 330pp, b/w illustrations, frontispiece, 2 maps, navy blue boards
with bright gilt titles on spine condition with v sl wear on bottom edge. Beige dust jacket is price-clipped. A
very good copy indeed                                                                                      ₤40

Grey C. Some Notes on Mapping and Prospecting in Central Africa London ( Hugh Rees Ltd) 1919
71pp + 14pp photographic illus. Slim 12mo in original brown cloth, black lettered on front cover.
A fascinating record of survey and prospecting in Malawi(?) in the early part of the last century with
sections devoted to canvas boats, bicycles (vs carriers!). The photographs show typical terrain as mentioned
in the book with much on rivers and streams. A very scarce little monograph                      SOLD

Gelfand, Michael Lakeside Pioneers: A Socio-Medical Study of Nyasaland (1875-1920) Oxford (Basil
Blackwell), 1964; Very Good ++ / Very good+. First Edition. Navy boards with bright gilt titles on spine
are in V.G.++ condition with slight wear on bottom edge. Beige dustjacket is in very good condition,
unmarked. The book examines the medical, administrative, political and economic background of the
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.                                                               £55

Gelfand, Michael Livingstone the Doctor. His life and travels, a study in medical history. Oxford (Basil
Blackwell), 1957. 1st edn xix [i], 333 [1] pp including index, frontis., double sided plates, maps, folding map
at rear. Original blue cloth brightly gilt, d/w (repaired but good, with only sl damp staining and marks to the
spine, not affecting the bookcloth on spine and some insect damage on the dust jacket rear cover. Much on
the UMCA, Magomero and the Zambesi Expedition                                                               £35

General Staff Military Report and General Information Concerning Nyasaland London (Intelligence
Division), 1909, First edition. Small 8vo, 342pp, folding plan, slightly creased, one large folding coloured
map in rear pocket, rebound in full Oasis morocco with gold blocked covers with imperial coat of arms.
“The information given in this report is not to be communicated, either directly or indirectly, to the Press,
or to any person not holding an official position in H.M. Service”. This guide covers part of Mozambique
and part of Angola. A very good copy of an exceptionally scarce work.                           SOLD

Gifford, David Butterflies of Malawi Blantyre (The Society of Malawi (Historical & Scientific)). 1st
edition. Hardback in dj. 151pp plus several pages of beautiful colour plates. The book is clean and tightly
bound but there is some damp staining to preliminary pages and to the final couple of pages and end
papers. The text and the plates are perfectly unspoilt. The DW is complete but as usual with this title / dj
there is some staining – offsetting from another book - on the covers. Scarce                          £50

Goodall, Elizabeth et al Prehistoric Rock Art of the Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland. Paintings and
Decriptions By Elizabeth Goodall, C.K. Cooke, J. Desmond Clark. Edited By Roger Summers, Salisbury
(Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland) National Publications Trust, 1959. 267 pp. plus frontis. Illustrated
Folio, map, xx, 267 pp. colour frontispiece, 110 monochrome and coloured plates, numerous text figures
and maps. Quarter grained calf de luxe subscribers' edition with cloth boards. Limited to 500 numbered
copies of which this is 34.
                                                                                                       £175
Goodwin, Harvey Memoir of Bishop Mackenzie Cambridge (Deighton, Bell and Co), 1864 First edition.
xii + 439pp+12pp publisher‟s ads, litho frontis, three tinted litho plates (one panoramic, folding), three
maps(two folding). In original brown cloth gilt with the distinctive bevelled boards. The earliest account of
the Shire district in Nyassaland. A nice solid copy, very good                                         £125

       (another copy) Goodwin, Harvey Memoir of Bishop Mackenzie Cambridge (Deighton, Bell and
       Co), 1865. Second edition. xii + 388pp + 7pp Appendix. Frontis. portrait plus three maps (two fold
       out). Some foxing / offset browning to half tile and frontis. tissue guard. The second edn did not have
       the tinted litho plates contained in the first edn. Rebound in full Oasis morocco with raised gilt lined
       bands and title label. An attractive copy                                                           £95
       (another copy) Goodwin, Harvey Memoir of Bishop Mackenzie Cambridge (Deighton, Bell and
       Co), 1865 Second Edition 388pp. b/w illustrations and fold out map at the rear. Some foxing
       internally. Hinges sl tender. Gilt decorated front board and lettering to spine        ₤50

Gumprich, Dr O. (comp) Women in Central Africa Salisbury, Sn Rhodesia ( Mercantile Publishing) n.d. (
Federal themed, ca 1953) 162 including many photo ills and ads. The personal reminiscences of pioneer
women in Rhodesia and Nyasaland followed by details of women‟s organisations and the progress of
African women in the period 1892 to 1952. In new blue cloth with original and attractive gold and indigo
front cover laid down and title gilt on spine. Fascinating and very unusual book             SOLD

Grogan, Tony Between The Cape And Cairo, Tony Grogan paints Malawi Blantyre, Malawi (Central
Africana) 1995 160pp, four colour throughout in 4to landscape format. Tony Grogan is one of South
Africa's most acclaimed artists/cartoonists. Following in the steps of his turn of the century relative Ewart
Grogan of From the Cape to Cairo fame, he has sketched and painted Malawi as no other artist has yet
captured the country's unique Central African spirit. Hardback in pictorial dustwrapper                  ₤30

Hamilton Bishop J J The Nyasa Mission, twenty years of pioneer missions in Nyasaland; a history of
Moravian Missions in German East Africa Bethlehem (Pa) 1912. Original black cloth professionally
recased. Scarce                                                                              ₤140

Hanna, A.J. The Story of the Rhodesias and Nyasaland London (Faber & Faber) 1960 F 1st Edition / 1st
Printing H Hard Cover Illustrated with b & w and several colour drawings Ex-library, good in worn
good-dust jacket. The early history of missionary & commercial activity in the region of Lakes Nyasa and
Tanganyika, leading to the assumption of political control by the British Government                £15

Hannington, Bishop Peril and Adventure in Central Africa Being Illustrated Letters to the Youngsters at
Home London (Religious Tract Society) n.d (ca 1880) 96pp + 18pp publishers ads, frontispiece and full
page drawings and in text vignettes. Small 8vo in pictorial cloth, very good                      £25

(Hansard) Proceedings of (the Malawi) Parliament First Session 1964 - 1965 Zomba (Government
Printer) 1967. The complete Parliamentary (Revised) record, from the Second Meeting of the First session
to the Second Session of the Fifth meeting, of the momentous events which happened in newly independent
Malawi in its year of independence. Covered within are the Cabinet crisis, rebellion against Dr Banda,
dismissal or the flight of the dissidents and the subsequent consolidation of his power. Large 8vo, 718pp
bound in cream cloth gilt lettered (fading). Three spreads ,(6pp) of the report of the last session covered
have not printed but have been bound in as blanks otherwise an invaluable record of decisive time in
Malawi‟s early and turbulent history                                                            SOLD

Hetherwick, Rev Alexander The Romance of Blantyre How Livingstone’s Dream came true
London (James Clarke and Co), n.d, small 8vo, 260pp. frontis., 7 plates. In original green cloth sl marked
with spine brightly gilt titled. Dust jacket is remarkably well preserved and well repaired at head and tail
without loss. A very good copy of a scarce book on the city.                                           £45

       (another copy) as above but in the original green cloth without dustwrapper                       ₤35

Hetherwick, Alexander The Gospel and the African: The Croall Lectures for 1930-1931 on the Impact of
the Gospel on a Central African People. Edinburgh (Clark), 1932. xi, 176p. Original blue cloth sl worn. “In
the following lectures the scope of the term "African” is limited to the peoples living round the south end of
Lake Nyasa, on the hills to its west and east, and along the valley of the Lower Shire River - the Nyanjas
and the Yaos. They belong to the race now termed Bantu--a word which, in this or other similar forms in
use among these peoples, means "the people." This plural has now been adopted as the general term for
these tribes by whom this group of languages is spoken.” The author headed the Blantyre Mission of the
Church of Scotland in Blantyre, Nyasaland from 1898-1928.                                                 ₤40
Hinton, Neville R. (Photos By Serapio Carreno) Smiling Malawi Malawi (Govt of Republic of Malawi),
1976 1st ed 143 pp, Colour photos, map + 33 1/3 rpm record at end. Large 4to In tan leather gilt titled with
gold blocked cockerel at the base of the front cover, this is the special presentation edition produced for the
president of Malawi Dr H Kamuzu Banda whose official photograph and signed foreword appear at the
start of the book. Colour photo pictorial memento of Malawi which had, at the time, registered startling
economic success, while surrounded by the problems of Mocambique and the then Rhodesia.
The association significance of this book is remarkable. This copy is inscribed on the half title, in the hand
of the then Life President of the Republic of Malawi, thus: “To The Hon.Robert McNamara, among other
things, in appreciation for the many things he has done for us in Malawi, although he may not know it
(signed) H. Kamuzu Banda, 28.4.78 or 4.28.78 (sic). Robert McNamara served as U.S. Secretary of Defence
from 1961 to 1968, during the Vietnam War period. He resigned that position to become President of the
World Bank (1968–1981) and the World Bank‟s financial support of Malawi in the sixties and seventies had
undoubtedly contributed largely to Banda‟s and Malawi‟s economic success after independence.             £225

Holland, Madeleine Folklore of the Banyanja Glasgow (?), Printed at the University Press) n.d. (ca 1910).
8vo 56pp, probably first issued in sewn paper covers, this rebound copy has a half title which now serves as
title page. No record of this work anywhere but it did serve as the basis for Central Africana‟s 1997 work
Legends of the Lakes (q.v.) Exceptionally rare.                                                         £75

Hynde, R. S. (Editor) The Central African Planter. Malawi (Society of Malawi), The Central African
Planter first appeared in 1895 in British Central Africa, later to become the Nyasaland Protectorate, now
present-day Malawi. Published monthly its avowed aim was the representation of the planting interests of
the community and this self-given mandate was executed without fear or favour. First published in 1895 this
is a very attractive facsimile reprint (1985) of the first year‟s issues. 250 pp. Illustrated with full-page sepia
photos. Large 8vo. Papered boards with paste-on front cover title, dark red cloth backstrip, v.g. dust jacket.
                                                                                                              £50
(Intelligence Guide) Handbook of Portuguese Nyassaland. London (Intelligence Division), September,
1917. [First edition]. 8vo, (19 x 13 cms), 250pp, 12 photographic plates, folding map at rear, original blue
cloth boards, gilt lettered; a very good copy. This guide covers part of Mozambique and part of Angola. V.
Rare.                                                                                                SOLD

Fletcher, Inglis The White Leopard: A Tale of the African Bush Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1931.
304 pages, with a glossary of Nyasa terms and language at end, this classic tale of darkest Africa that
includes everything from lions to slave caravans. Of special interest are the haunting woodblock engravings
by Kurt Wiese in Art Deco style. 193l. First edition, dedicated to Rodney Wood hunter turned
conservationist friend of GD Hayes. Hardcover. Good condition (no dust jacket). Top and bottom of spine
frayed. Quite rare in the first edn.                                                                   £40

Hetherwick, Rev Alexander A Handbook of the Yao Language London (SPCK) 1902, 2nd edn revised and
enlarged . xxii + 420pp in small 12mo format bound in original grey cloth, black lettered on spine and front
cover. In very good condition indeed for such a genre in Africa with only an accession number in white on
the base of the spine and some minor page browning at prelims marring near fine condition              £60

Jack, James W. Daybreak in Livingstonia Edinburgh and London (Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier), 1901
Revised, with an introduction by Robert Laws 371 pp + 10pp publishers ads. , illustrated by 17 b & w
photographic plates, colour folding map in original olive green / beige cloth with gilt titles and tricolour
decoration, boards are a little bumped & rubbed at the corners, but a clean tightly bound copy. A lengthy
account of the missionary settlement at Cape Maclear and Bandawe in Nyasaland, in British Central Africa.
Includes a great deal of useful historical information about the local peoples. A very good copy        £55

Jacobs, Louis Quest for the African Dinosaurs: Ancient Roots of the Modern World New York,
(Villard Books) 1993 First Edition. 314pp, 42 attractive line drawn illustrations, sources, index. Pale green
cloth with gilt spine lettering, drawing of a dinosaur gilt foiled on front cover. Dust jacket is not price-
clipped but has some minor residual sellotape marks where a previous owner, whose name is written on the
fep, may have protected it.
A leading American paleontologist, the only one then doing significant work in Malawi or even Africa,
chronicles his watershed discoveries in a book of great lucidity, erudition, and charm. In 1981, Jacobs
uncovered a major fossil site in the Luwonya Hills, and now he uses his achievements to show how
excavations are accomplished and make eyebrow-raising speculations.                                £20

Johnson, William Percival Nyasa, the Great Water Being a Description of the Lake and the Life of the
People London (Humphrey Milford, Oxford U.P.), 1922. 1st ed. 204pp. frontis (portrait), photos, folding
map, index, v, Papered boards. Backstrip sl browned & v sl chipped torn at head. Endpapers sl browned.
Former owner's name and date information. There was a 1969 N.U.P. reprint; this is the very scarce
original edition prepared by Johnson, (1854-1928). A very good copy of a rare work                 £55

Johnson William Percival, the Ven., My African Reminiscences 1875 -1895 London (UMCA) n.d. [1924]
236pp, 8 plates, map (of Lake Nyasa) and index.In original green cloth professionally recased with new
endpapers. Brightly gilt lettered on spine. Sporadic foxing on the prelims and the map is very browned,
otherwise a lovely tight copy                                                                      £30

Johnston Harry H., The First Three Years Administration of the Eastern Portion of British Central
Africa London (Houses of Parliament, Govt Blue Book) British Parliamentary Paper Cd 7504. Africa No 6
(1894). 43pp. 5 folding coloured maps. Folio. A comprehensive report by the first Commissioner Harry
Johnston. The European population had increased from 57 to 237 over the three year period. An invaluable,
if smugly self appreciative, record of the singular work of Malawi‟s first, almost hyperactive,
Commissioner, who designed everything from the territory‟s uniforms to its coat of arms and stamps and
also managed to demonstrate exceptional talent as an artist. With five folding maps from his own(?) hand
this is one of the most important works on early Malawi in existence. Rebound in luxurious full Oasis
morocco with extensive title gold blocked on the front cover, a lovely volume                SOLD

Johnston, Harry H. British Central Africa. An Attempt to Give Some Account of a Portion of the
Territories Under British Influence North of the Zambezi London (Methuen) 1897 First Edition. With six
maps and 223 illustrations. 4to, rebound in full dark brown morocco, raised bands, gilt fleurons, gilt title
label. A comprehensive account of the British Central African Protectorate, with considerable material
concerning North-Eastern Rhodesia, and including Mozambique and Tanzania. In addition there is a
section on languages, with an extensive local language vocabulary, and a botanical appendix listing all
known species of plants collected in British Central Africa from 1859 onwards. A very attractively rebound
copy indeed of this classic of Central Africa which many claim is still the best work, the most
comprehensive, ever written on this part of the world                                                 £550

       (Another copy) JOHNSTON, Harry H. British Central Africa. An Attempt to Give Some Account
       of a Portion of the Territories Under British Influence North of the Zambezi London (Methuen) 1906
       Third Edition. As above except this copy has a singular association, being annotated in her own
       hand with additional notes inserted by Emily Booth, daughter of Joseph Booth, Zambezi Industrial
       missionary mentor of John Chilembwe. Rebound in red buckram with the original backstrip laid
       down and the coat of arms in gilt laid down and plate sunk very attractively and almost
       imperceptibly on the front cover                                                             £575

Johnston, Sir Harry Handbook to British Central Africa (Shire Highlands and Nyasaland etc.) issued for
the Information of Intending Settlers, Planters, Miners and Travellers London ( British Central Africa
Company Ltd.) n.d. (1908). First edn. 112 pp with many photos (almost one per page),with the last page an
ad for Kubula Stores. Slim octavo. In original papered boards with a colour design of cotton and coffee
plants, recased with new endpapers and brown buckram spine. This is the rarest, by far, of all Sir Harry‟s
many works                                                                                          Sold

Johnston, Sir Harry H Handbook to British Central Africa. With black & white illustrations. Reprint of
the very rare 1908 first edition (above) for the ROTARY CLUB OF BLANTYRE. 1985. Pictorial (cotton and
coffee growing) papered boards hardback, with red backstrip cloth. Very good.                    £40
Johnston, Sir Harry H. The Story of my Life. Indianapolis (Bobbs-Merrill) 1923, First edn. 5044pp
including an appendix of Sir Harry‟s own published works and a lengthy index. Illustrated from
photographs and paintings. Thick 8vo. Original burgundy cloth. A very good copy.             £50

Johnston, James Reality Versus Romance in South Central Africa: An Account of a Journey across the
continent from Benguella on the West through Bihe, Ganguella, Barotse, the Kalahari Desert, Mashonaland,
Manica, Gorgonza, Nyasa, The Shire Highlands, to the Mouth of the Zambesi on the East Coast. London
(Cass),1969 facsimile reprint of the 1893 edition published by Fleming Revell, New York. Pp.353 with fifty-
one full page photogravure illustrations from photographs by the author and large folding map indicating
route traversed. Folding map loosely inserted in rear. Jacket is laminate protected. A very good copy £45

Jones, Griff. Britain and Nyasaland. A Story of Inattention, Fitful Care, and Political Vacillation. London
Burgundy hardback, with dust jacket. Sl foxed.                                                         £30

Livingstone, W.P. The Hero of the Lake – The Life of Dr. Laws for Boys.. London (Hodder and
Stoughton), 1933. Blue cloth hardback.                                                 £25

Kambalame, John, E. P. Chidzalo, and J. W. M. Chandangalara Our African Way of Life: essays
presented under the Prize scheme of the International African Institute for the period 1943 - 1944
translated and edit ed with preface by Cullen Young (Rev. T. Cullen Young) and Hastings Banda ( Dr. H.
Kamuzu Banda). London United Society for Christian Literature, Lutterworth Press 1946 152pp., preface,
introduction. Wartime book of essays by writers from Nyasaland. Original blue cloth in worn and chipped
dj; some foxing and fading. Jacket is now in an archival-grade brodart to size. Scarce and sought after
Central African title                                                                              £75

Kanthack, F.E. The Fluctuations of Lake Nyasa London. (Royal Geographical Society, Extract JRGS)
1941. 246 x 155mm. pp15 with 2 maps and 3 figures in the text, plus 3 plates (one showing exceptionally
low levels of the Shire at Mphimbi in 1915. Fine in new card wraps                                 £25

Kerr, Walter Montagu. The Far Interior: A Narrative of Travel and Adventure from the Cape of Good
Hope across the Zambesi to the Lake Regions of Central Africa. [Two volumes] Sampson Low,
Marston, Searle & Rivington. London. 1887. Second edition. 8vo Vol. 1, 316 pp. Vol. 2, 318 pp. including
index. Tipped-in photo frontispiece in Vol 1. Illustrated frontis in Volume 2. Black and white plates. Text
drawings. Publisher's decorated green cloth with gilt and black titles. Bottom right corners of both front
covers have been affected by water. Folding map in back of volume 2 has torn tip-in corner but no loss.Sold

Kitching, A.L. On the Backwaters of the Nile. Studies of Some Child Races of Central Africa London
(T. Fisher Unwin) 1912.; xxiv, 296 pp. + 56 photographs on 48 plates + folding map. Rebound in full
morocco with original cover gilt devices plate sunk into the covers, gilt on spine. A very good attractive
copy                                                                                                £125

Kitchin, Alison M. and Pullinger John S. Trees of Malawi with some Shrubs and Climbers Blantyre,
Malawi 1982 Ist edn. x + 229pp many full page colour plates, with index and bibliography. Large 4to.
Numbered Subscriber‟s edition (#38 of 100) in (half) calf backed cream buckram with gilt titling on the
spine.                                                                                             £75

Kittermaster, Michael Katakala, Portrait of an African District London (Abelard-Schuman), 1957. A fact
based novel with a very humorous look at life around Lake Nyasa. 212pp in bright yellow dust wrapper.₤25

Konigmacher, S.M. In the Lion Country - Twelve Years in the African Jungle Washington D.C.
(Review and Herald Publishing Association) 1925 176pp. Sm 8vo. Illustrated from black and white photos.
Pink cloth rubbed and marked with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. The experiences, mainly of wild
animals, of a missionary with the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Nyasaland (Malamulo and Matandani)
and in Northern Rhodesia (Musofu)                                                                     £20
Lacerda, Jose de Exame das Viagens do Doutor Livingstone Lisboa (Imprensa Nacional) 1867 xxxii +
635pp, seven large folding maps:

1. Arrowsmith‟s map of Dr Livingstone‟s route across Africa as it appears in his own Missionary Travels
and Researches, 1857,
2. Zambezia incl Lake Niassa,
3. A very decorative map printed in gold, blue, red, yellow, and black from a 15th century map of the
African discoveries of the Navigators,
4. A facsimile map in red and black of a 1558 map of Africa,
5 . and 6. two similarly dated maps of the West and East coasts of Africa reissued in 1860,
and, for the Malawi student, the most interesting of all,
7. A map of the land between Sena and Lake Niassa, following the route of the Shire River, and showing,
very inaccurately, Chiperone, Milange (8000f probably!) and Zomba. This last map was “prepared from the
notes and observations of Dr Livingstone with corrections and estimated distances by „HW‟ and measured
distances by „J S‟, Shupanga 1862”).

With extensive notes and an index. The whole work beautifully bound in twentieth century Portuguese style
full calf (by Tersil of Porto)with ruled gilt tooled panels on the covers and handsomely gilt tooled panels
between gilt lined raised bands on the spine which has one red leather label. A rare work, all in Portuguese,
derogatory of the efforts of Livingstone in opening up “a previously discovered” terrain!               ₤550

Lake Nyasa Pilot or Sailing Directions. Salisbury, Rhodesia( Hydrographic Branch of the Federal
Department of Trigonometrical and Topographical Surveys) n.d. (ca. 1958) vi +122 pp including index and
40 photo ills, half page, full page and folding panoramas. Bound in early Skivertex / pseudo leather with
Federal coat of arms and title/publisher gold blocked on front cover. Fascinating content for all sailors on
Lake Nyasa / Malawi                                                                                     £50

Langworthy, Emily Booth This Africa Was Mine (London) Stirling Tract Enterprise. [1950]. First
Edition Blue hardback cloth cover. VG: in very good condition with unclipped dust wrapper. Wrapper
lightly rubbed. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). Scarce record by the daughter of John Booth, mentor of John
Chilembwe (and the mother of Prof. Harry Langworthy African historian). Excellent intro by George
Shepperson (of John Chilembwe biography fame) to this narration of the earliest days in BCA, African
Lakes Company, Sir Harry Johnston, Booth‟s Zambesi Industrial Mission and innumerable other 1890‟s
contemporaries, v. scarce                                                                      £125

Laws, Robert Reminiscences of Livingstonia Edinburgh and London (Oliver and Boyd) 1934. 272pp plus
frontis and seven pp of photographic ills. In the original blue cloth, brightly gilt titled on the spine.
Possibly because it was written in Laws‟ old age this has been a consistently under-rated book but it
contains valuable data on local culture and agriculture (including tobacco growing around the lakeshore in
the 1870s)                                                                                                £45

Letcher, Owen Cohort of the Tropics Johannesburg (Printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd. & published by the
author) 2nd Edn., 106 pp., 4to, map. 1931. Atmospheric novel of the German East campaign based on the
author's experiences. This edition contains forewords by Generals JC Smuts, Von Letow Vorbeck &
Northey, also a summary of operations absent in the 1st Ed. of the previous year. Orig. paper covered
boards with coloured onlay (of a sentry in the King's African Rifles), spine damaged at head as is so often
the case, repaired professionally but consequently a little bruised although sound. Inscribed by the author
(To F. Rose with the compliments of the author, April 1934). Good to very good condition               ₤75

Linden, Ian (ed. and transl.) Mponda Mission Diary 1889 –1891 Lilongwe, Malawi (The White Fathers)
1989. 127pp in green, printed paper wraps with tile etc on upper cover. First published in the Journal of
African Historical Studies, this reprint was issued to mark the centenary of the first arrival in the country of
the Missionaries of Africa (“The White Fathers”)                                                           £25

Livingstone, David Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa Including a Sketch of Sixteen
Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the
West Coast; Thence across the Continent, down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean. London (John
Murray), 1857. 1st ed. Folding frontis of Victoria Falls by J.W. Whymper, x, 687, 8pp., engraved portrait, 2
folding maps by Arrowsmith, a folding diagram and 42 black and white illustrations. The index and
additional pages (8* and 8# ) were issued in early 1858 and they could be obtained from the publisher and
bound into copies such as this. They appeared in cloth bound copies towards the end of February. In the
extra page 8's Livingstone gives a brief account of his married life (to Mary Moffat) and the upbringing of
his children whom he had omitted to mention in earlier issues. In this copy the publisher's catalogue which
appears at the end is dated 1st November 1857. Bound in contemporary full grained calf, emblem gilt in
panels raised bands, dentelles gilt, a.e.g. A beautifully bound example of this classic of Central African
exploration.                                                                                          ₤450

         Note copies of Livingstone‟s second work Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi (q.v.) and
         Speke’s Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile are available in identical bindings.

[Livingstone (David)] Zambesi Expedition of David Livingstone, 1858-1863, Edited by J.P.R. Wallis, 2
volumes, 462 pages, 8vo (265 x 175 mm), colour frontispiece portrait, 16 colour plates, 2 folding maps, red
buckram gilt, top edges gilt, some foxing on the front cover of the dust jacket of volume two, otherwise a fine
set, Oppenheimer Series No. 9, London, 1956.
'So he set out again. But the Africa which had bewitched him now turned to mockery. The Zambezi, which he had seen as 'God's
highway into the interior', thwarted his progress. Alternative routes - the rivers Shire and Rovuma - also baffled him, He
encountered the cruel menace of the slave trade. The climate struck at his expedition and death took its toll, his wife being among
the first victims. Livingstone's lack of method and his inexpertness in handling his countrymen accentuated the difficulties, but he
struggled on courageously until the Government recalled him. As narrated in his letters and hitherto unpublished diary the story of
this expedition emerges with impressive, almost tragic, force. And here, for the first time, in the story in Livingstone's own
words.' (Editor's note).                                                                                                      £125

Livingstone, David and Charles Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries; And Of The Discovery
Of The Lakes Shirwa And Nyassa 1858-1864. London ( John Murray), 1865. First Edition. 8vo. pp. xiv,
[1 leaf], plate list, 608pp. folding engraved map by John Arrowsmith, 13 wood-engraved plates (incl.
folding frontis.), title vignette & 22 text illus. later half calf newly and professionally restored with hinges
strengthened, neat gilt institutional crest on lower spine, no browning or foxing whatsoever.

An account of Livingstone's second expedition, 1858-64, on which he explored the Zambesi and Shire
Rivers, its mouth and its tributary, and “discovered” Lakes Shirwa and Nyasa. "Still the geographical
results, though not in extent to be compared to those of his first and final expeditions, were of high
importance, as were those in various departments of science, and he had unknowingly laid the foundations
of the British protectorate of Nyasaland." (Encyc. Brit.), Hosken p.126., Mendelssohn III 137. An attractive
copy in near fine internal condition                                                                  Sold

         (Another copy) Livingstone, David and Charles Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries;
         And Of The Discovery Of The Lakes Shirwa And Nyassa 1858-1864. London ( John Murray), 1865.
         First Edition. 8vo. pp. xiv, [1 leaf], plate list, 608pp. 2 folding engraved map by John Arrowsmith,
         13 wood-engraved plates (incl. folding frontis.), title vignette & 22 text illus. Bound in contemporary
         full grained calf, emblem gilt in panels raised bands, dentelles gilt, a.e.g. A beautifully bound
         example of this classic of Central African exploration.                                           ₤450

         Note copies of Livingstone‟s first work Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa (q.v.)
         and Speke’s Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile are available in identical bindings.

Livingstone, David and Charles Explorations du Zambese et ses Affluents et Decouverte des Lacs Chiroua
et Nyassa 1858 – 1864 Paris 1966 1st French edn. Engravings and maps. In quarter grained calf. Raised
bands and panels gilt, head of spine and title area repaired professionally and some staining on the cloth
boards o/w very good                                                                                ₤145

(Livingstone, David) & Monk, Rev. William Dr Livingstone's Cambridge Lectures, Together With a
Prefatory Letter By the Rev. Professor Sedgwick...Edited With Introduction, Etc By the Rev. William Monk
Cambridge (Deighton, Bell & Co.), 1858 1st edition crown 8vo, original publisher‟s blind stamped blue
cloth; viii, 380, 8 publisher‟s adverts, 2 folding maps. portrait frontispiece, being the text of his famous
lectures on his African travels "there were volley after volley of cheers hardback, but a v g+ copy of the
appeal that led to the UMCA and the opening up to Christianity and Commerce of (British) Central Africa
particularly Nyasaland / Malawi. A very good copy indeed                                                £245

Livingstone, W.P. Laws of Livingstonia A Narrative of Missionary Adventure and Achievement. London.
(Hodder and Stoughton) 1921 (as per colophon). First edition; xi, 385pp, index; map, 68 b/w photos; spine
gilt titled, a few spots of foxing in text o/wise in very good condition in a repaired dust wrapper. Biography
of Dr. Laws and his work at the Livingstonia Mission in Nyasaland, it includes: early years, the Zambezi,
voyage of exploration, Lake Nyasa, Zulu potentates, war with the Arab slavers, the coming of Government,
attacked by lions, the friendliness of Rhodes, end of the slavers etc etc. This is a greatly underrated book
with photos of many never to be seen again scenes of, for example, the Tonga in villages on stilts in the
Lake, an effective protection against the raiding Ngoni                                                   £45

Livingstone, W.P. The Hero of the Lake – The Life of Dr. Laws for Boys. London (Hodder and
Stoughton), 1933. Blue cloth hardback.                                                 £25

Lloyd-Jones, W. K. A. R. being an Unofficial Account of the Origin and Activities of the King’s African
Rifles. London (Arrowsmith), 1926; First edition, 8vo, pp 296, 43 illustrations and a map, modern full dark
blue morocco with tile label and author and year of publication gold blocked, six raised and gilt lined bands.
Original gilt device of an askari laid down/plate sunk on front cover. A very attractive volume.         £235

Loveridge, Arthur I drank the Zambezi New York (Harper and Brothers) 1953 Ist American edn xiv +
296pp, many black and white photo illustrations, index. Endpaper maps of Nyasaland. Half title sl marked /
browned and some rippling of pages at base, suggesting exposure to damp, otherwise very clean. Rebound
in attractive half calf with marbled covers. Gilt title and author labels in gilt ruled panels with raised bands.
A very good copy.                                                                                            £35

Lyell, D., Nyasaland For The Hunter And Settler London: Horace Cox, "Field" Office 1912; 1st edition.
Hardcover. 116pp, illustrated - 20 full page plates, map and 116pp complete. Includes 14pp of
advertisements, mostly for guns and ammunition. Original green cloth with gilt title and gilt antelope to
upper board, a v.g. copy of a scarce title, perhaps Lyell's rarest work. Covers all the game of Nyasaland
with excellent descriptions of distribution and hunting and accompanied by excellent trophy photos. Much
on big game rifles and tracking etc. Czech 101 VG + to near fine copy in orig gilt pictorial cloth. £550

MacDonald (Rev. Duff) Africana; or the Heart of Heathen Africa. London, 1882 (Simpkin Marshall)
First edition. 2 vols in matching slipcase, xvii, 301; xi, 371pp. 9 plates, with further illustrations in the text.
8vo. Original decorative red cloth, spines and front covers brightly gilt and black decorated, largely uncut.
The first volume is devoted to native customs and beliefs with the second being given over mainly to
missionary life.                                                                                            £325

Mackenzie D R. The Spirit-Ridden Konde; a Record of the Interesting by Steadily Vanishing Customs
and Ideas Gathered from Witch Doctors, Diviners, Hunters, Fishers and every Native Source, during
24 years’ residence amonst these shy inhabitants of the Lake Nyasa Region. London: Seeley, Service,
1925. First Edition, 8vo, pp 318, advertisements, map, illustrations, original blue cloth, dust-jacket, a near
fine copy                                                                                                £145
        (Another copy) Mackenzie, D. R. The Spirit-ridden Konde. A record of the interesting but
        steadily vanishing customs & ideas gathered during twenty-four years' residence amongst these shy
        inhabitants of the Lake Nyasa region, from witch-doctors, diviners, hunters, fishers & every source.
        Philadelphia, U.S. (J.B. Lippincott Co) 1925, first American edition. 318 pp including preliminaries
        and index + 21 full page photographic illustrations, fold-out map, blue cloth gilt title and author to
        spine, gilt illustration of a Konde on front cover, an unusually bright, tight copy in a fine dust
        wrapper. Near fine                                                                                £90

Madan A. C. (Translator and Editor) Kiungani; Or, Story and History From Central Africa. Written by
boys in the Schools of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa. London (George Bell) 1887. Very Scarce
early UMCA work, of stories written by converts in Zanzibar. 290 pp and folding Map (indicating slave
trade routes of Equatorial Africa) & 20 pp of Publisher‟s advertisements. Chapters entitled: The Story of a
Nyassa Boy(2), History of a Yao boy, …a Bemba boy etc. Original pictorial boards with title worn rubbed
and faded spine Spine. An attractive Book, described on the Internet (October 2006) as very rare.    £195

Mandala, Elias C. Work and Control in a Peasant Economy: A History of the Lower Tchiri Valley in
Malawi, 1859-1960 Madison, WI, (University of Wisconsin Press), xxii + 402 pp, list of illustrations, list of
figures - tables, acknowledgments, preface, introduction, 3 parts / 7 chapters & conclusions, notes,
bibliography, glossary, index. In varnished pictorial wraps. As new                                     £20

Mansfield Charlotte, Mrs. Via Rhodesia; a Journey through Southern Africa. London( Stanley Paul),
n.d. [1910]. First Edition, large 8vo, pp xiii, 430, 2 maps, 144 illustrations, original blue cloth, spine sl
rubbed and frayed at head, inner hinge cracking, but laid down paper vignette on front cover intact.
Chapter on Nyasaland, with a record of a journey Zomba-Blantyre on the „new‟ road                        £45

Maples, Ellen, Chauncy Maples, D.D., F.R.G.S. Pioneer Missionary in East Central Africa for nineteen
years and Bishop of Likoma, Lake Nyasa, A.D. 1895. A Sketch of his Life with Selections from his Letters
by his Sister. London (Longmans) 1st edition, 1896 Cr.8vo. xi, 403pp. 2 plates, coloured folding map, index.
A v.g. copy in the publisher's cloth                                                                    £65

Maples, Ellen, (ed) Journals and Papers of Chauncy Maples, D.D., F.R.G.S. Late Bishop of Likoma,
Lake Nyasa, Africa London (Longmans Green) 1899 (6) + 278 pp with frontis and coloured folding map
showing Maples‟ route in 1882. Lacks half title which has been cut out. In original blue cloth, tight and
clean brightly gilt on the spine which shows the shadow of a removed library accession pastedown while
front pastedown e.p. shows signs of an removed ex lib or ownership plate. Nevertheless a very good copy of
the rarer by far of Ellen Maples‟ two works                                                          £175

Martelli, George Livingstone's River A History of the Zambezi Expedition 1858-1864 New York (Simon
and Schuster), 1969 First American edn. 286 pp, frontispiece (portrait), maps including end-paper maps,
bibliography, notes and index. Illustrated dust jacket by Rodney Shackel, is only sl rubbed at head and tail.
Blue boards with silver map on front and silver lettering on spine are clean. Previous owner's name and
inscription appears on reverse of the frontis. and the recipient has annotated the final text page with dates
and“Read and reread” in ink. Text is otherwise very clean, crisp, tight and fine with no hint of wear. An
excellent account of Livingstone's exploration of the Zambesi & Rovuma Rivers, Lakes Nyassa & Shirwa,
the author recounts the insuperable difficulties that made this expedition epics of endurance, sickness,
strandings, endless toil and hardship                                                                    £20

Maugham, R.C.F. Nyasaland in the Nineties and Other Recollections London (Lincoln Williams), 1935
First Edition. 276pp A very good copy indeed with the unobtrusive but distinctive blind embossed stamp of
the Munger Africana Library on the title page. In the original black cloth. Exceedingly scarce, and
Maugham's most elusive title.                                                                       £200

       (Another copy) 1935 First Edition. A very good copy with the inscription on the f.e.p. J D C Drew,
       Zomba, Nyasaland, August Sept 1973 Gift from National Archives of Malawi Library. In the original
       black cloth vsl creasedon spine with small snag at head.                                     ₤180

McCall, J. Stewart J. A Handbook to Cotton and Tobacco Cultivation in Nyasaland, A Guide to
Prospective Settlers. Zomba, Nyasaland (Govt. Printer) 1920 85pp +6pp of ads for banks trading houses etc
bound in half brown cloth backing grey papered boards. V. scarce agricultural item                 £125

McCarthy, James (Ed.) The Road to Tanganyika, the diaries of Donald Munro and William McEwan of
the Stevenson Road Zomba, Malawi (Kachere) 2006 148pp in laminated paper wraps with pictorial cover
taken from Fotheringham‟s work, q.v. Adventures in Nyassaland. With note and inscription to Malawi
researcher Colin Wilshaw who cooperated in the production of this title                        £15
McLeod, Lyons Travels in Eastern Africa; with the narrative of a residence in Mozambique London
(Hurst & Blackett), 1860 First edition. 2 vols, 8vo., viii, 341; vi, 347pp.+ 16 pages ads at end vol. ii, folding
map (among the last maps to show Lake Maravi as inspired guesswork). Two frontispieces (Vol. II a tinted
litho by Picken), vignettes to titles, original brown embossed cloth gilt, the Munger Africana Library copy
with usual blind emboss on title. Offsetting on tissue guards otherwise virtually no foxing and a lovely copy
of this scarce work. The author was British Consul in Mozambique. This is an account of his time there with
information on Cape Colony, Delagoa Bay, Zululand, etc. There is also information on the East African
slave trade, particularly in regard to the Portuguese and French.                                           £575

Meik, Vivian Zambezi Interlude London ( Philip Allan), 1932. First Edition.. Meik's account of his stint in
Nyasaland in colonial times - when one wore a collar & tie to sit 'by a Zambezi backwater': anecdotes of
people, places, pythons &c. Map, 8 plates (interesting early photos, full page). Very Good with dust Jacket.
A very scarce Central African title of great railways interest                                         £75

MERENSKY, A. Deutsche arbeit am Njassa Deutsch-Ostafrika. Berlin, Evang. Missionsges. 1894.; 8vo.
VI, 368 S. mit zahlreichen Abb., Tafeln und 1 gefalt., farb. Karte. Illustr. Original-Leinenband, alte
Widmung auf Vorblatt, Rotschnitt, ein sauberes, dekoratives Exemplar. Interessante Schilderung der
Missionstätigkeitzur deutschen Kolonialzeit Ostafrikas.                                         Sold

Mills, Dora S. Yarnton What We Do in Nyasaland London (Universities' Mission to Central Africa) ,
1911. First Edition. A rare title about life in early Malawi, with frontis. & 58 fine photos: landscapes,
people (Yao esp.), village life, architecture (church & village), Lake Nyasa-Malawi & its islands, boats &
ships on the lake &c - all of cultural-historical interest. Contents excellent - unfoxed, bright for its age; one
or two hinges drying; occ. marginal marks. Photo (two boys) pasted onto green cloth boards, white cover
titles; cloth sl rubbed & worn; white spine lettering has almost vanished. Past owner's name on fep, 266 pp
+ map. Very Scarce                                                                                           ₤85

Mitchell, Clyde The Yao Village Manchester (M.U.P.) 1956 1st; 18 + 235pp, index, bibliography, tables,
folding chart, plates, diagrams, maps : an academic study of the social structure of this important
Nyasaland tribe, in original green cloth and sl. worn dust wrapper                               ₤35

Moir, Fred L.M. After Livingstone : An African Trade Romance Early days in Central Africa with the
African Lakes Corporation.. London (Hodder and Stoughton), 1923. With illustrations. Foreword by Ian
Hay. Original blue cloth. Some minor foxing.                                                   £50

Moir, Fred. After Livingstone: An African Trade Romance Early days in Central Africa with the African
Lakes Corporation. A reprint of the first 1923 edition by the Rotary Club of Blantyre 1986. Red cl in dust
jacket.                                                                                              £30

(Moir, Jane) A Lady’s Letter from Central Africa. A Journey from Mandala, Shire Highlands to Ujiji,
Lake Tanganyika and back in 1890. Blantyre (Central Africana) 1991 reprint. Brown cloth with title
label on the front board                                                                      £25

Moore, J. E. S. The Tanganyika Problem An Account of the Researches undertaken concerning the
existence of Marine Animals in Central Africa London (Hurst and Blackett) 1903 xxiii +371 with 7 folding
coloured (one of the superficial geology of Lake Malawi) and black and white maps and many colour and
black and white ills, including frontispieceand some very attractive colour plates of the fishes of Lake
Tanganyika. This is sl marked copy with professionally repaired tears to the frontispiece the most obviuos
defect and some pages sl stained marked on the foredges. Binding is a magnificent „art‟ binding of the mid-
twentieth century, in full Oasis dark green morocco gold blocked on the cover with a shrimp-like device
there and on the spine. The book is contained in a matching green solander box. Scarce scientific treatise
which covers many disciplines, fauna zoology, icthyology, geology and topography.                     £285

Moriarty, Audrey Wild Flowers of Malawi Cape Town (Purnell), (1975). Roy. 8vo. Or. cl. With fine d.w.
(viii, 166 pp.). 80 full-page col. plates. Previous owner‟s inscription on reverse of front free end paper. A
near fine copy                                                                                           ₤50
Morton, Geoffrey J. Just the Job : Some Experiences of a Colonial Policeman. London (Hodder and
Stoughton) 1957 First Edition. Palestine, Caribbean and Nyasaland 316 pp., b/w frontisp., b/w photogrs.)
Octavo. Red Cloth brightly gilt titled. Dust jacket, a very good copy                              £50

Moubray, J. M. In South Central Africa. Being an Account of Some of the Experiences and Journeys of
the Author During a Stay of Six Years in that Country London: Constable & Company, 1912. With map and
photographs by the author. Octavo, xvi, 198, [ii, ads] pp, frontis plus 46 illustrations from photos, folding
map, index., orig cloth, with blind-stamped picture on front cover, gilt lettering on spine, moderate foxing
on a few leaves. Covers of olive green cloth boards are lightly bumped, rubbed, if only lightly worn; ink
inscription on front end leaf                                                                            ₤90

Muldoon, Guy Leopards in the Night London (Rupert Hart-Davis), 1955, London. First Edition. 234 pp.
Illustrated with line drawings. Frontis. Map. The author was an Agricultural Officer in Northern Nyasaland
and his duties were to protect the local people against the depredations of leopard, lion, elephants,
buffaloes, etc hence much on hunting. In very good condition in fine (laminate protected) dust wrapper. £30

Muldoon, Guy The Trumpeting Herd London (Rupert Hart Davis), 1957. First edn. 8vo. 184pp with
Illus. by Ralph Thompson. An Agricultural Officer in Nyasaland and his accounts of work with wild
marauding elephants. In fine price-clipped dust jacket                                       £30

Mullins, Patrick Retreat from Africa Durham (Pentland Press), 1992. 104pp as new in original gilt tiles
green cloth within a pictorial dust jacket. Inscription on fep is from Lawrence Flook to JDC Drew one time
archivist in Malawi noting their friendship there. An objective and unbiassed account of the last years of
colonial rule in Ghana and Malawi, as seen through one pair of observant eyes.                        £10

Murray S.S. (comp) A Handbook of Nyasaland, London (Crown Agents) and Zomba (the Government
Printer) 1922 Third edn 314pp + 36pp ads, map and many full page black and white photographic
illustrations. In original faded red cloth with the coat of arms of the Protectorate gilt on cover and gilt titled
on spine. An ex lib copy with two previous owners‟ bookplates on front end papers and disposal stamp on
the title page                                                                                             £125

       (Another copy) Murray S.S. (comp) A Handbook of Nyasaland professionally recased in the
       original covers with the backstrip laid down. Gilt spine titling still quite bright £145

See under Nyasaland for the Second edn of 1910 and the fourth edn, also compiled by Murray below

Murray, S.S. A Handbook of Nyasaland, London and Zomba (Government of Nyasaland) 1932 (fourth
such Handbook) 436pp, xxxviii (adverts), 2 folding coloured maps, photographic frontispiece and 14
illustrations, 8vo, original green cloth, gilt brightly lettered; a very good copy indeed, near fine in simple
laminate protected brown dust wrapper (which carries only the title in black on cover and spine. The author
was chief clerk in the Nyasaland Government. Scarce in such condition                                     £95

Neave, Elsie and Quincy, Isabel The Tale of Two Sisters: the Harvey Twins. Lincoln 1989. 52pp plus
13pp photographs. A4 typescript produced (by Lincoln Rotary Club?) for the African work of the charity,
Lepra. Neatly bound in slip-on plastic holder with titled photographic cover. Much of interest on the
activities of two redoubtable ladies and their UMCA , Nyasaland (Likoma and elsewhere) and Malawi
connection. Scarce work                                                                          £25

Norman L.S. Nyasaland without Prejudice A Balanced, Critical Review of the Country and its Peoples
With a Foreword by Sir Alfred Sharpe.. London ('East Africa') 1934. 1st ed. frontis (map), 4 photos, index,
vii, 186p. plus (12)p. adverts. Brown cloth. An interesting history of Nyasaland as a British Protectorate,
describing its development from conflicts with slave traders to the 1930s.                            £45

Ntara, Samuel Y. , (Translated & Ed. by Cullen Young) Headman's Enterprise: an Unexpected Page in
Central African History London (Lutterworth Press) 1949 First edn 214pp, woodcut illus and frontis map
with an informative preface by the Nyasaland renowned missionary anthropologist Cullen Young
English translation of a Chewa account of a well-known headman of the 19th century under colonial rule in
the Southern Ngoni part of Nyasaland (now Malawi). 12mo, red cloth in very good, laminate protected,
dustwrapper. A lovely copy in vg to near fine condition                                             £35

Ntara, Samuel Yosia Man of Africa London (The Religious Tract Society) 1934 First UK Edition 181pp
with frontispiece and illustrations. Blue grey cloth as always sl dusty but a good clean copy marred only by
foxing to the endpapers and prelims. Dust jacket is very good contained in archival plastic protection.
Jacket slightly worn and torn                                                                           £30

       (Another copy) Ntara, Samuel Yosia Man of Africa Translated and arranged from the original
       Nyanja by T. Cullen Young. Foreword by Prof. Julian Huxley. London (The Religious Tract Society)
       1934 1st edn 181pp. illus (4 sepia photos) In original slightly dusty publisher‟s cloth, a good copy
       with title in dark blue on the spine, sl sun-faded spine but pages are crisp and clean. Issues of
       tribalism and urbanism in Malawi and Southern Rhodesia, written in fictional guise by a Malawian
       school teacher.                                                                                 £25

Ntara, Samuel Josai The History of the Chewa (Mbiri ya Achewa) Wiesbaden (Franz Steiner Verlag,
Studien zur Kulturkunde, Vol 31 in the series) 1973. xx +167pp including an index of Chewa clans and
other tribes and peoples, personal names, title and place names mentioned plus five line maps (one folding).
Small 4to in cream papered boards (with title/author label) backed by grey cloth. Translated into English by
the Leo Frobenius Institute of Frankfurt, this work was first published in Chichewa in 1945. A second edn.
followed in 1949 issued by the Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland Publications and Literature Bureau and a
third in 1965 by Macmillan for the Malawi Publications and Literature Bureau. The title is very scarce in
any edition.                                                                                            £55

(Nyasaland Council of Women) Nyasaland Cookery Book and Household Guide Blantyre 1947 Very
Good in original title printed papered boards with cloth spine replaced, with new endpapers. 162 pp.
Fascinating advice for the colonial lady the first chapter devoted to Hints to new (post-war) Settlers. Ads for
the Nyasaland aviation company, Osman Adam, stores and hotels. Very scarce                                ₤25

(Nyasaland Frontier) Agreement...Regarding The Nyasaland-Mozambique Frontier Houses of
Parliament, London 1958 10pp. 8vo torn Blue paper wrappers. .British Parliamentary Paper Cmnd 528.
Two folding maps in end-pocket. Neat library mark on cover. A very clean copy.                £35

Nyasaland, Handbook of, Comprising Historical, Statistical and General information concerning the
Nyasaland Protectorate London (Wyman and Sons) and Zomba (the Government Printer)
1910 Second edn 288pp +16pp ads, many full page black and white photographic illustrations. In original
red cloth sl fish mothed and faded, with coat of arms of the Protectorate gilt on cover. Scarce  £145

Nyasaland Protectorate, Ordinances of the, for the year ended 31st December 1937. with Appendix
containing Proclamations, Rules and Notices and a Table of Corrigenda and Notanda in Consolidated and
Annual Volumes. Zomba, Nyasaland (Government Printer) 140 +161 + vi pp. From Air Navigation to
Lunacy to, Motor Traffic to Tobacco Marketing. Brown cloth backed papered boards with title etc printed
black on cover. Fascinating insight into the ways and means of colonial administration under the assenting
Governor Kittermaster. Very good.                                                                     £35

Nyirenda, Saulos History of the Tumbuka - Henga People by the late Saulos Nyirenda of Karonga,
Northern Province, Nyasaland translated and edited by the Rev. T Cullen Young, Livingstonia Mission of
the Church of Scotland Johannesburg (University of the Witwatersrand Press) reprinted from “Bantu
Studies” March, 1931. In ChiTumbuka with English translation (facing). 75pp. Original paper wraps
rebound into cloth backed boards with original printed cover laid down. Very rare                 £75

Pachai, Bridglal Malawi The History of the Nation London (Longman) 1973 8vo. 324 pp including
bibliography, index, black and white plates. "Covers every aspect of the history of Malawi from pre-colonial
times to the present, developing important social, economic and political themes. Describes and analyses
events and social conditions in Malawi to show how and why Malawians have influenced the course of
Central African affairs. Traces the influence of external forces, African, European and Asian, on the history
of Malawi. The first comprehensive study of Malawi's history which considers events not only from the point
of view of Malawi, but also in the wider context of Central African history. "(dust jacket) A fine copy signed
and inscribed by the author, in near pristine dust jacket                                                 £40

Palmer (Rev. E.S.) & Ashwin (Elsie B.) East Africa In Picture: 102 Illustrations of the Work of the
Universities' Mission to Central Africa. Chiefly from Photographs by Rev. E.S. Palmer. With Explanatory
Letterpress by Elsie B. Ashwin London (UMCA) 1900 pp 70+ 2pp publisher‟s ads, oblong 8vo (225 x 295
mm), full page and other photographic illustrations throughout, map. Some minor water damage to gutters
and foot of the prelims which has been professionally repaired. Early photos and explanatory captions of
Mission stations and their life and work in East Africa, largely Zanzibar, German East Africa (later
Tanganyika), and Nyasaland. Nine pages on Likoma, Chisumulu and Nkhotakota. Rebound in recent full
blue morocco with title gilt on upper cover. Attractive copy of a scarce title                     £85

Phiri, Desmond D Let us Die for Africa; An African perspective on the life and death of John
Chilembwe of Nyasaland / Malawi Blantyre (Central Africana) 1999 First edn. x + 119pp, including 8pp
of photographs some previously unpublished, limpback in wraps                                   ₤20

Pike, John G.    Malawi: a Political and Economic History London (Pall Mall Press) 1968
viii + 248pp, maps, tables, apps, bibliog, refs, index. A very good copy in archive laminate protected
dustwrapper.                                                                                      £20

Potous, Paul L, F.Z.S. No Tears for the Crocodile London (Hutchinson ) 1956 First Edition. 188 pp with
many ills. Endpaper maps of Nyasaland. Crocodile hunting on Lake Nyasa, Nyasaland. Green cloth brightly
gilt. Dust wrapper shows sl wear, tear and repair. Very good to fine copy.                         £30

       (Another copy, American, edition) Potous, Paul L, F.Z.S. My Enemy the Crocodile, The strange
       story of Africa’s deadliest business. New York (Wilfred Funk) 1957. Reset with 214 pp with 8pp
       black and white photo ills and endpaper maps of Nyasaland with insets of the hunting area. In
       original yellow cloth with repaired professionally repaired dust wrapper sl worn at edges of the
       backstrip. A very good copy                                                                 £30

       (Another copy, 1st Spanish language edition 1956 ) Potous, Paul L, F.Z.S. Nadie Llora al
       Cocodrilo Barcelona (Argos) 1956 in blue cloth gilt, no dustwrapper v.g.            £25

Priest, Barbara A Far Bell Wartime Adventures in Central Africa Salisbury, Rhodesia (Self Published),
1947, Salisbury, Rhodesia. First Edition. An unusual account of the experiences of an intelligence officer
and his wife travelling incognito through east-central Africa (Mozambique) during the Second World War.
Brilliant descriptions, often humorous, with informative halftone photos (taken secretly). Good
topographical information on colonial Africa & its bush routes, traversed in Buick & Ford saloon cars.
Green cloth boards, very clean, with weakening of the rear hinge but otherwise a very good copy in
laminate protected dust wrapper edges. Considered scarce now                                         £50

Pringle M.A. A Journey in East Africa, Towards The Mountains of the Moon, Edinburgh, 1886. New
Edition, 8vo, original cloth (slightly soiled and name on title-page) An account of a journey to the Church of
Scotland's mission in the interior of East Africa. Includes chapter dealing with Zanzibar, Mozambique,
Delagoa Bay, The Zambesi, Shire and the Shire Highlands, life at Blantyre, etc.                         £280

R., W. J. An Introductory Handbook to the Language of the Bemba People (Awemba) London (The
London Missionary Society) 1904 Ist edn. xxii + 545pp with a fold-out chart of the terms indicating family
relationships. Some “bug-squashed” marks suggesting usage in Africa and some sl browning to the prelims
and fore-edge. Attractively rebound in modern red buckram with title and date simply gilt lettered on the
spine. Rarely seen work on ChiBemba.                                                                  £95

Randolph B.W. Arthur Douglas: Missionary on Lake Nyasa                                                   £45
Rankin, Daniel J. The Zambesi Basin And Nyassaland, Edinburgh (Blackwood) 1893 First edition. 8vo.,
vi, [i], 277pp., 24 pages ads at end dated 11/92, frontispiece, 9 plates, 3 maps (2 folding out, one spread
tipped in), occasional light foxing, a “widows copy” a name has been cut from the title page though without
text loss and the missing piece replaced. Original brown cloth gilt, worn at spine head and tail. “This work
contains considerable information respecting Portuguese East Africa (Mozanbique), the author having
visited Quilimane, Tete, and the Makanga Country, and being well acquainted with the Zambesi Delta. He
criticises and compares the administration of British Nyassaland and that of the neighbouring Portuguese
territory. - Mendelssohn, a good only copy                                                              £95

Rankine, W. Henry A Hero of the Dark Continent Memoir of Rev. Wm. Affleck Scott, Church of
Scotland Missionary at Blantyre, British Central Africa. Edinburgh (William Blackwood), 1897 (second
(Guild) edition). Cr. 8vo. xii, 313pp plus publisher‟s catalogue. 6 plates, map, index. A very good copy in
the publisher's original brown cloth.                                                                 ₤45

Ransford, Oliver Livingstone's Lake: the Drama of Nyasa London (John Murray) 1966 1st UK edn.
VG in plastic laminated dust jacket (which has been creased as a direct result of the lamination). With b &
w illus. photos, maps and drawings. Boldly inscribed (“To Miss Sylvia Salmi, with best wishes, O.
Ransford”) on title page. This is one of the most popular books on present day Malawi remaining in great
demand from those who know or want to know the exciting story of the country‟s history and development.
                                                                                                        £45
Read, Margaret Native Standards of Living and African Culture Change Illustrated by Examples from
the Ngoni Highlands of Nyasaland. International Institute of African Languages and Cultures. Supplement
to "Africa". Volume XI, No. 3. London (Oxford University Press) 1938 Wraps, med.8vo. 56pp. 4 plates. £30

Read, Margaret. The Ngoni of Nyasaland. Published for the International African Institute by Oxford
University Press, 1956, 1st edn. 212pp. An ex lib copy with cancel marks on the half title and label residues
on rear end papers. Very good in original blue cloth with whote accession number son spine base in grey, sl
soiled dust wrapper. The classic work on the subject                                                     £40

Read, Margaret. Children of Their Fathers: Growing Up Among the Ngoni of Nyasaland New Haven
(Yale University Press), 1960. First edn thus, a popularisation of her earlier anthropological study The
Ngoni of Nyasaland. 176 pp., photos, drawings, biblio, 8vo, in original red spine gilt titled cloth with very
good dust red pictorial jacket                                                                           £40

Rhodesia - Nyasaland Royal Commission: (Bledisloe) Report London (HMSO, Cmd 9549), 1939, x +
283 pp, with five fold out maps in a pocket at the rear, appendices. 8vo Rebound in sturdy green buckram
with the Report title in gilt on spine and cover.
This copy is especially interesting in that it was the personal copy of the Commission Chairman, Viscount
Bledisloe, who was subsequently to give his name to the Commission and the Report. It is interleaved
throughout by the Chairman‟s own high quality photographs (described modestly as „snapshots‟ on the
annotated half title!) two to page and each well captioned. It is inscribed to “Malcolm MacDonald
Secretary of State for the Colonies from his friend Bledisloe, Chairman of the Royal Commission”. There is
yet another photograph of the Commission staff, with the Chairman, taken in the Matopos affixed to the first
pastedown end paper. A really valuable association copy.                                             £350

Richter, J Evangelische Mission im Nyassa-Lande. Berlin, Berliner evangelische Missionsgesellschaft,
1892. 177, (1) S., 8 Taf. u. 2 (1 gefaltete farbige) Karten. Blindgeprägter OLwdbd m. goldgeprägtem
Deckeltitel (Einbd fleckig, Ecken etwas bestoßen, Signatur auf Rücken u. Vorsatz, anfangs mehrfach
gestempel, vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig). Über die Livingstonia-Mission, die Blantyre-Mission und die
Universitäten-Mission.                                                                      Sold

Riddell, James African Wonderland London (Robert Hale) 1956 192pp with many black and white photo
ills. Original brightly gilt titled blue cloth in well protected dust wrapper showing a paddle steamer on the
Zambezi. Ownership inscription on f.e.p. o/w very good                                                   £20
Roberts, Denys The Bones of the Wajingas London (Methuen) 1959 226pp in small 8vo.Original black
cloth silver lettered on spine in protected dust wrapper. Almost as new, save only for some marks on the
rear of the dust wrapper. A scurrilous treatment of the bid for independence in Wajingaland which bears an
uncanny resemblance to Nyasaland in the same period. Scarce and much appreciated by neo colonials!
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Robertson, Wilfrid Mandala Trail London (Oxford University Press), 1956, First edn. Green cloth
stamped in black on v. sl. fishmothed spine. Frontis and other illus by Jack Matthew. Dust jacket in Brodart
is price unclipped. Adventure story fiction closely based on the real history of the African Lakes
Corporation, known locally in Nyasaland as Mandala, in their war against slavery. Near fine             £35

Roome, Wm. J. W. A Great Emancipation; A Missionary Survey of Nyasaland London (World
Dominion Press) 1926 64pp + a splendid large (ca 1m) map showing linguistic groupings and mission
stations, a tribal census for 1921 and 1925, a schedule of languages and numbers of speakers and a list of
schools and training centres. In original black printed grey card covers. Very scarce work           £55

Rowley, Henry, The Story of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa from its Commencement Under
Bishop Mackenzie to Its Withdrawal from the Zambesi. London (Saunders, Otley and Co), 1866, First
Edition. 8vo. xii + 493 + 2 pp publishers ads. Frontispiece, 2 maps and 8 full page plates, 25 in text
engraved illustrations - a valuable account, original green embossed cloth, gilt emblem on front cover, title
in gilt on spine, corners lightly bumped, all edges gilt, green cloth. A very good copy of the rare first edn
which is considerably larger in format and pagination than the second and subsequent editions.
A lengthy and dramatic narrative by the Reverend Henry Rowley of his experiences as a member of the Universities' Mission to
what was to become Malawi from 1862 to 1864. Following an appeal by Dr. David Livingstone for missionary labour to help in
the opening up of the African interior in the wake of his own expeditions, a joint effort by Oxford and Cambridge Universities and
the Church of England was undertaken to establish a permanent Christian outpost on the Zambesi River. However, in the face of
famine and the death of several of its members, including its leader Bishop Charles Mackenzie, the mission withdrew in 1864.
                                                                                                        £325
Rowley, Henry, The Story of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa from its Commencement Under
Bishop Mackenzie to Its Withdrawal from the Zambesi. London (Saunders, Otley and Co), 1867, Second
Edition. 8vo. viii + 424pp frontispiece, 2 maps, 6 full page plates and 22 in text engraved illustrations ,
original green embossed cloth, gilt title in gilt floral wreath on front cover, title & decorations in gilt on
spine, corners lightly bumped, all edges gilt, green cloth has been lightly silverfish flecked. Very Good.
Scarce title in the first or any 19th century edn                                                       £195

Roy, D Brian The Malawi Collection, A Personal View of the Recent History and Development of Malawi
Through Its Buildings Zomba (Malawi Inst. of Architects) 1984 First edition, oblong 4to paperback, 60pp
text of which 30 are line drawings of buildings new and old in Malawi which caught the author‟s
(architectural) attention. A very good copy                                                         £25

Sanderson, G Meredith A Dictionary of the Yao Language, Zomba (The Government Printer) 1954 First
edn. 440 pp., orig. red cloth, a fine unopened copy. The most recent publication on this language
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Sanderson, G Meredith (editor and translator) The Yaos: Chiikala cha Wayao A history of the Yao
London Frank Cass 1973 (Cass Library of African Studies) Second edition with a new introduction by Prof.
Edward A. Alpers xvi + 60pp + 60pp, general preface, introduction to second edition, notes, preface,
footnotes, very good in cloth and dj. The first history of the Yao people of East Africa, originally written in
1919 by an indigenous Yao Anglican Canon of Tanzania and Mozambique. The first 60 pages are the
English translation, the last 60 pages are written in the original Yao language. A rare record of African
ethnography from the point of view of an indigenous author. (See also Abdallah for the first Zomba
published edn)                                                                                             ₤60

Savile, Frank High Grass Trail Being the Difficulties and Diversions of Two; Trekking, and Shooting for
Sustenance in Dense Bush Across British Central Africa. London: H.F. & G. Withersby, 1924. Octavo
Original red cloth, First edition of this account of African hunting during the high grass season. "Savile and
his wife crossed Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia during high grass season - 'The season in which the
intelligentsia of shikar do not usually attempt to shoot.' The author's party hunted the Viphya Highlands in
the vicinity of Lake Nyasa, bagging bushback, waterbuck, and encountering elephants. His most enjoyable
passages relate his experiences stalking buffalo and elephant in the tall grass regions near Msora" (Czech,
142). bound in at rear. Hosken, 175...                                                                Sold

Schweinfurth, Dr Georg The Heart of Africa; three years travels and adventures in the unexplored regions
of Central Africa from 1868 to 1871. Third and cheaper edition. In two volumes with maps and woodcut
illustrations. Foxing and sl marks throughout. Original gilt tooled brown cloth with stamped device on front
covers                                                                                                £200

Scott, Archibald Campbell The Central African Journal of Archibald Campbell Scott Blantyre, (Society
of Malawi), 1986 pp xi + (1) + 105 + 1pp postscript. Very unusually produced as a facsimile of the original
handwritten journal of a Scottish Missionary in Malawi from 1891 to 1896. Limited edition of 750, of which
this is number 57. Red cloth on papered boards with title label also hand written. With eight full-page sepia
illustrations from an old ad and seven contemporary photographs. A fascinating historic document.        £35

       (Another copy) One of only 20 subscriber’s editions bound in full morocco, gilt titled on spine and
       set into a slip case.                                                                          £85

Serpa Pinto, Major Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de How I crossed Africa: from the Atlantic to the Indian
Ocean, through unknown countries; discovery of the great Zambesi affluents, etc. London (Sampson
Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington), 1881 1st ed. in English. 2 vols. Translated by Alfred Elwes. 9 full-page
maps (2 folding) plus 3 facsimiles on 2 folding sheets. ills, index, xxx, 377, vii, 388p. Some quite heavy
foxing to the title pp and prelims otherwise a very nice neat set in contemporary half calf, professionally
rebacked over marbled boards.                                                                          £425

Shepperson, George & Price, Thomas Independent African: John Chilembwe and the Origins, Setting
and Significance of the Nyasaland Native Rising of 1915 Edinburgh University Press, 1958 564pp, 2
maps, frontispiece portrait, 33 illustrations, six appendices, bibliography, index. Near fine in very good,
laminate protected dust jacket. Large 8vo. Original brightly gilt red-brown cloth with gilt spine lettering.
Includes an account of Chilembwe's trip with Joseph Booth to the United States in 1897.                £55

Short, Philip Banda, London (Allen Lane) 1972 1st Edition. 357 pp. Complete with a comprehensive
bibliography. A lovely copy of the very rare, true first edition before the legendary argument between Dr
Banda and the publishers as to content and the legality of publication. This edition was withdrawn by the
publishers under Dr Banda‟s forceful threats of legal action and is rarely seen. Fine cloth copy in an
equally fine dw which carries a photo of a smiling Dr Banda in ebullient mood and not as the later “first”
edition from Longmans, in which he is seen scowling. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight,
bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Scarce and much sought-after book on the remarkable man
who was the founder of modern Malawi                                                                Sold

Simpkin, A Nursing in Nyasaland London (UMCA) 1930 3rd edn, 64pp. illus, card covers, very scarce
monograph                                                                                    ₤45

Stanford, Edward. Central Africa. London (Edward Stanford) [1889]. Coloured engraved map, dissected
and mounted on linen, folding into original red cloth covers with publisher's label. Dimensions: 504 by
700mm. (21.5 by 27.5 inches). Scale: 94 miles to one inch.                                        £160

Stannus, Hugh Stannus. The Wayao of Nyasaland contained within a 1970 Kraus Reprint of Harvard
University‟s African Studies Varia Africana III, pp 229 -372 plus 23 pp of photos and line drawings of
migratory routes, tools, traps, weapons and material cultural / artifacts of this key Nyasaland centred tribe.
Large 4to. Bound in the publisher‟s brown cloth, gilt titled on spine. Rare now in any edition.       Sold

Stephenson J E Chirupula's Tale: A Byeway in African History London (Geoffrey Bles) 1937 First edn.
281 pp with a tipped-in copy of an introductory letter from JC Smuts, dated December 5 1936.
In the original red cloth, brightly gilt with maroon printed dust wrapper. The dust wrapper has suffered
some minor staining over the back cover but is surprisingly well preserved. A very nice, near fine copy of an
unusually scarce and sought-after item on Luangwa and Northern Rhodesia on the borders of present day
Malawi                                                                                           Sold

Stewart, James Livingstonia, Its Origin; an Account of the Establishment of that Mission in British
Central Africa. Edinburgh (Andrew Elliot) 1895 First edition. 8vo, pp viii, 138, 2 maps, 3 plates (2 folding),
original red cloth. Very scarce title. The work has two unpublished letters from Dr Livingstone to James
Stewart in the text.                                                                                    Sold

Stewart, Dr. James [Exploration and Circumnavigation of Lake Nyassa], London (Royal Geographical
Society) 1879 Very Good. 8vo. 16 pp, large fold-out colour map. Fascinating set of two expedition reports
on explorations in Nyassa, accompanied by the large map for illustration. Stewart's expedition, entitled The
Second Circumnavigation Of Lake Nyassa, was actually a first since only once before had the north end
of the lake been reached, but no landing had been effected till his.
[with] a second, consecutive, report in the same issue of the Proceedings - Laws, the Revd Dr, Journey
along Part of the Western Side of Lake Nyassa, in 1878. 20pp "The object of our voyage was twofold 1.
To carry out the instructions of the Mission committee, which were to examine the north end of the lake with
the view to the extension of missionary and other work, to become acquainted with the chiefs and the people
on the shores of the lake, and gather such information about the almost unknown region as might facilitate
the objects of the Mission. 2. To convey Captain Elton and his party, and also Mr. Cotterill and some of his
men to the north end of his lake, and thus aid them so far on the journey they contemplated extending by
land eastwards from Lake Nyassa to the coast...”
[with] Stewart, Dr James Observations on the Western side of Like Nyassa and on the country
intervening between Nyassa and Tanganyika London (Royal Geographical Society Proceedings) 1880
4pp with three maps one with a topographical section.
[with] Stewart, Dr James Lake Nyassa and the Water Route to the Lake Region of Africa London
(Royal Geographical Society Proceedings )1881. 20pp (one in facsimile) and 2 maps
A unique compendium of the early geographical exploration of Lake Nyassa by the two men who
contributed most to its early mapping. Bound in modern labelled card with a clip cover (so that the maps
may be easily removed                                                                                  Sold

 [Stewart, James] From Nyassa to Tanganyika. The Central African Journal of James Stewart C.E. 1876-
1879 Blantyre (Central Africana) 1990 Illustrated, folding maps and with a new introduction by Dr Jack
Thompson. Stewart was Malawi's first engineer, attached to the Livingstonia Mission. He 'started' Blantyre
Mission, surveyed the western littoral of Lake Malawi and commenced the Stevenson Road between Lakes
Nyasa and Tanganyika. In cloth-gilt hardback, d.w.                                                    £30

Stratton, Mrs L. G. British Central Africa and Nyasaland Memories 1898 -1948 Salisbury, Rhodesia
1948 (privately published), (6) + 12pp with photo of the writer pasted onto the endpaper and an inscription
“To my dear Grandchild Sheila with best love, 5th September 1948”. Also inserted, loose, is the funeral
service arrangement for another of her grandchildren, Rosemary Ackland. In the original grey cloth
covered boards somewhat worn on the spine. A very scarce record, of the history of Ryalls Hotel in
Blantyre, Malawi, by its redoubtable woman founder.                                                  Sold

Swann, Alfred J. Fighting the Slave-Hunters in Central Africa. A record of 26 years of travel and
adventure round the Great Lakes and of the overthrow of Tip-Pu-Tib, Rumaliza and other great slave-
traders. London (Seeley & Co), 1st edn 1910; Frontis., 45 Ills and a map. 8vo, blue cloth rebacked using
original gilt lettered covers. Corners rubbed, some fading & wear. Very good                       £195

Thomson, Joseph Expedition nach den Seen von Central-Afrika (in German) Jena (Hermann
Costenoble) 1886 Second edition. Two vols in one. xi + 239 +248pp including index with two folding
coloured maps ar rear. In contemporary half calf with marbled covers and end papers. Very scarce in any
edn                                                                                               ₤350
Thompson, Jack Dr From Nyassa to Tanganyika The Journal of James Stewart CE in Central Africa
1876 –1879 with an introduction by Central African historian Jack Thompson Blantyre, Malawi (Central
Africana) 1989. xviii + 94pp with three facsimile R.G.S. maps of Stewart‟s surveys of the lake and
surrounding areas. Title and subtitle in gilt on upper cloth / board in dustwrapper. Fine      £20

        Another copy One of 150 copies, specially bound in half calf and contained in a matching solander
box, gilt titled on spine with medical errata as noted on an insert by well known Malawi-based surgeon
Michael King FRCS                                                                                    £45

Torrend, Julius S. J. Grammatica do ChiSena. A Grammar of the language of the Lower Zambezi
(Mozambique). Chipanga, via Chinde, Zambezia, 1900. 12mo. 176pp, (2). Text in three columns;
Portuguese, ChiSena and English. Original blue cloth, lettered in blind on upper cover. Unopened.
According to preface: "Chisena is the language of Sena, spoken throughout all the prasos that border the
Zambezi from the sea up to Lupata gorge". Chisena belongs to the South African Bantu “family” of
languages. This work was printed by the Portugese missionaries on the banks of the Zambezi. Torrend
wrote several other books about the languages in South Africa. A fine copy of a very rare title. Not in
Mendelssohn.                                                                                      Sold

Turner, Rev Wm Y. Tumbuka Tonga English Dictionary Blantyre, Nyasaland (Hetherwick Press) 1952.
8vo. iv + 284pp attractively rebound in modern linen cloth with leather labels. This is the original issue of
title which has been reprinted by Central Africana in 1997. V.hard to find title as originally issued    £80

Turner, Rev Wm Y. ChiTumbuka / ChiTonga - English - ChiTumbuka / ChiTonga Dictionary Blantyre
(Central Africana) 1996. viii + 284pp. A re-issue of the original Hetherwick Press printing of 1951
compiled by Rev Wm Turner, this remains the only dictionary available of the second most important
language of Malawi/Zambia spoken by upwards of 2 million people. A new Foreword by Father Alex Chima
has been added.
Softback                                                                                        £15
Hardback                                                                                        £20

UMCA Postcards A complete set of 18 Postcards as issued by the Universities‟ Mission to Central Africa
ca 1905 covering much on their Nyasaland achievements and activities, Likoma Island Cathedral, Kota
Kota (sic), machila carriage, houseboat on the Zambesi etc scarce                               Sold

(U.M.C.A.) David Livingstone and Cambridge A Record of Three Meetings in the Senate House 1857 ◙
1859 ◙ 1907 London (UMCA) 1908 88pp with three full page black and white photos. In printed blue paper
wraps, contained within a later (?), protective slipcase. Scarce £45

van der Post, Laurens Venture to the Interior London (The Hogarth Press and the Book Society) January
1952 1st UK edn. Xiii + 241pp. In original publishers blue cloth in protected dust wrapper. Inscribed/signed
in green ink on the title page (“with best wishes from Laurens van der Post”). With nine loosely inserted
reviews of the book form the British and South African press. An post-war exploratory trip to the then
remote Mulanje and the still remote Nyika Plateau in which “some of the poetic descriptions of scenery are
most beautiful and fill me (Stephen Spender) with envy.”                                                £75

       (Another copy), van der Post, Laurens Venture to the Interior New York (William Morrow and
       Company). 1951 First edition,( second printing in the same month, October). This American edn
       was the true first edn, appearing the year before the first UK edn 253 pages, illustrated with maps.
       price sticker else VG copy in laminate protected dust wrapper which has been repaired without any
       loss to text.                                                                                   £25

Vetch, Thomas (Pseudonym) The Amber City: Being Some Account of the Adventures of a Steam
Crocodile in Central Africa. London (Biggs & Debenham), n.d. [1888] 8vo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-291 [292-295:
ads] [296: blank], eight inserted plates, one full-page map in the text, original bevel-edged black cloth,
front and spine panels with faded gilt lettering, yellow coated endpapers. 1st edition. Boys' adventure novel
in imitation of Verne. The "Steam Crocodile" is a ship fueled with reusable hydrocarbons, with balloon
floats for short flights, a fantastic machine perhaps inspired by Parker Gillmore's "Amphibion." The
narrator, Thomas Vetch, and his companions explore Central Africa where they discover an "unknown race
of people inhabiting a curious city apparently constructed of amber." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy 218.
Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 36. Bleiler (1978), p. 199. Reginald 14667. Head v sl frayed
and almost invisibly repaired but still a tight, clean and very good copy. A v. scarce title          ₤175

Von Wissman, Hermann My Second Journey Through Equatorial Africa from the Congo to the
Zambesi in the Years 1886 and 1887, London (Chatto and Windus)1891 First English edition. 8vo., xiv,
326pp., frontispiece and 31 plates, folding map, illustrations in text, original tan cloth gilt, pictorial
vignettes to both spine and upper cover, binding clean and brightly gilt titled, a very good copy.
“Von Wissman travelled through the Belgian Congo, then on through both British (where he is scathing of
British development effort such as the Stevenson Road) and German East Africa. His narrative recounts the
difficulties of his expeditions, and includes his journey down Lake Nyassa and the Shire to Mandala £225

Walmsley, Leo Flying and Sport in East Africa London (William Blackwood) 1920. pp 306 with black
and white plates and colour frontis. A very scarce title on aviation in Nyasaland (Malawi) and Tanganyika,
being the record of the author's two year stint with the RFC during the East African Campaign, as well as
his subsequent hunting adventures. His was reckoned to be the first aircraft in Nyasaland which he duly
crashed at Fort Johnston (Mangochi). In the original cloth with the protected laminated dust wrapper.
Some occasional light sporadic foxing, otherwise in good condition.                                 ₤400

       (Another copy) as above but in original sl worn blue cloth boards with some heavy foxing on the
       prelims and last few pages and three pages crudely opened                                 ₤250

Walton, Ann (ed) Legends of the African Lakes, Tales from Malawi and the Great Lakes of Africa
Blantyre, Malawi (Central Africana) 1997.120ppin four colour throughout. Originally published privately
in Salisbury, Rhodesia now Zimbabwe as Folklore of the Banyanja by Madeleine Holland (q.v.) about
1910, the stories in this first Central Africana transcription of oral folktales and fables have been retold by
Ann Walton with lovely full page colour and black and white illustrations added by Gillian Mathew.
Hardback in dust wrapper as issued, children‟s stories for adult pleasure                                  ₤20

 Watkins, Mark Hanna A Grammar of the Chichewa: A Bantu Language of British Central Africa
(Language Dissertations of the Linguistic Society of America, Philadelphia); 8vo. 158 pp. Grey paper
binding. Number 24 of the supplement to "Language," Journal of the Linguistic Society of America,
edited by George Melville Bolling. Published for the April-June issue, 1937. This particular work was a
dissertation for the University of Chicago. It deals with phonology, grammar, verbs, nouns, and other
linguistic processes. Binding faded and chipped to spine. Overall, in good condition. Very scarce work on
Nyasaland‟s main language                                                                           Sold

Werner, Alice Introductory Sketch of the Bantu Languages London (Kegan Paul) 1919, 1st.edn. viii,
inserted errata slip, 346pp.Index plus a page of publisher‟s ads. Attractively rebound in bonded leather with
gilt title, author and date gilt in panels with raised bands. A few pencilled annotations and some browning,
foxing to the prelims. Despite its age, this title remains one of the best general introductions to comparative
Bantu linguistics.                                                                                        £40

Werner, Alice Myths and Legends of the Bantu London, George Harrap, 1933; 8vo; decorative cloth in
v.g in d .w (protected by laminate); pict boards; past owner's bookplate on front pastedown; pp. 335 incl.
index; fold-out map; frontispiece portrait; black-and-white photographic plates; scattered foxing. V. Good
condition. "I have endeavoured to present to the notice of the reader fairly typical specimens of myth and
legend from as many as possible of the various Bantu-speaking tribes."                                 £75

Werner, Alice Chapenga's White Man: A Story of Central Africa London, Chatto, 1901 (First edition),
trifle worn but a good copy which has been recased using the original pictorial red cloth covers. Very rare
title, her first book                                                                                 £120
       (another copy) Werner, Alice Chapenga's White Man: A Story of Central Africa The Boy‟s
       Own Paper Office The Religious Tract Society, 4 Bouverie Street and 65 St. Paul's Churchyard,
       London circa 1935 edition not stated. 220 pp. Frontispiece and three monochrome illustrations on
       glossy silk art paper by Chamberlin. Bound in publisher's original azure blue cloth covers, bright
       gilt lettering and blind tooling to spine and upper panel. 8vo                                £95

Werner, Alice (The Native Races of the British Empire Series) British Central Africa London, Archibald
Constable and Company), 1906, First edition. 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xii, 303 pp, 32 plates including frontis,
from photos, folding map with tribes printed in red, biblio, glossary, errata leaf, index. orig pictorial blue
cloth, bright gilt title lettering on spine and cover. An account by this highly respected anthropologist of the
peoples west of Lake Nyasa through northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), with detailed descriptions of nature,
geography, tribes, religions, magic, native life including division of labour, meals, food, huts, dress, games,
etc, rites, arts, industry, languages, oral literature, folk stories, tribal organisation, government, traditions.
With fascinating illustrations including tooth chipping, coiffures, hunting, houses, dance, activities, etc.
Babemba, Babisa, Makalanga, Basenga, Batonga, Anahja, Makua, Yao, Balunda, Anyanja and Angoni ₤85

Westrop, Arthur. Green Gold – From South Asia to Central Africa. A Story of a Tea Estate in Malawi. For
all drinkers of tea. Particularly the British House-wife. Cauldwell Cards, Rhodesia 1965 In a modern green
buckram solander box. Very hard to find title                                                        £185

Wilson, The Ven. G.H. A Missionary's Life in Nyasaland London (The Universities Mission to Central
Africa), 1920, 93pp. frontis and four photos and two endpaper maps. Autobiographical account of the
author's life in the diocese of Nyasaland at the beginning of the 20th century (preface is dated 1920) when
he was working with the UMCA. Chapters include the Country, The People, the village, the Diocese, the
Station, Medical work, travelling, with a final chapter on the life of a missionary. In brown cloth cover titled
in black on front and spine. Dust jacket is well preserved in a laminate protected cover. Book is in very
good condition indeed.                                                                                     £25

Worsfold, WB Portuguese Nyassaland an account of the discovery, native population, agricultural and
mineral resources, and present administration of the territory of the Nyassa Company with a Review of the
Portuguese rule on the east coast of Africa London (Sampson Low), 1899, First edn Orig red cloth gilt. 8vo
295 pp. ill. With a very large pull out folding map in original rear pocket. A v.g. copy of a very scarce title
                                                                                                        £550
Worsfold, W. Basil Portuguese Nyassaland: an account of the discovery, native population,agricultural and
mineral resources, and present administration of the territory of the Nyassa Company with a review of the
Portuguese rule on the east coast of Africa New York, Negro Universities Press. 1969. vi.+295p., preface,
appendixes, index, b&w illustrations, folding maps at rear. Facsimile Reprint, originally published in 1899
by Sampson Low and Marston. Fine in the original brown cloth.                                            £45

Bellingham, William. Yarborough, J. Cooke (Editor) The Diary of a Working Man (William Bellingham)
in Central Africa, December, 1884, to October, 1887 London (n.d. c.1888) Society for Promoting Christian
Knowledge 1st Edition HB Illustrated Cloth G- 8vo. 141pp. Illus., map. Blue cloth, gilt lettering. Spine and
covers rubbed, bumped and damp marked, front hinge tender, owner's ink signature on title page.          £95

Young, T. Cullen Notes on the Customs and Folk-Lore of the Tumbuka-Kamanga Peoples
Small 8vo, 284pp and bound in original black lettered brown moiré patterned cloth. In both English and
ChiTumbuka. T Cullen Young first went to Nyasaland as a missionary in 1904 and became a leading
scholar of local ethnography and language studies. He was, in part, responsible for the Africanisation of the
Nyasaland churches. Scarce Livingstonia Mission press publication.                                      £65

Young, E.D. Nyassa; Or a Journal of Adventures whilst exploring Lake Nyassa, Central Africa, and
Establishing the Settlement of Livingstonia (at Cape Maclear). Revised by Rev. Horace Waller. With
Maps. London, John Murray. 1877; 8vo., pp. xii, 239, 32 + foldout map. Publisher's green cloth, rebacked,
gilt titles. Light general wear, occasional light foxing, a very good copy of the v rare first edn  £235
       (another copy) Young, E. D Nyassa; A Journal Of Adventures whilst exploring Lake Nyassa,
       Central Africa and establishing the settlement of Livingstonia. Revised by Rev. Horace Waller.
       London: (John Murray), 1877 Cr.8vo. xii, 239, 32pp + 2 coloured maps, (1 folding).
       Lt. Young, R.N. led an expedition to Lake Nyassa carrying a steam boat in sections which was later
       assembled by the lake. A very good recased copy in the publisher's blue green cloth         £195

       (another copy) Young, E. D Nyassa; A Journal Of Adventures whilst exploring Lake Nyassa,
       Central Africa and establishing the settlement of Livingstonia. Revised by Rev. Horace Waller.
       London: (John Murray), 1877 Cr.8vo. xii, 239, 32pp + 2 coloured maps, (1 folding). A beautifully
       rebound copy of the second edn in dark blue half morocco gilt tilted with raised and gilt lined bands
       (with slightly inappropriate Cockerel endpapers)                                                £275

Young, E.D. Nyassa – A Journal of Adventures , Whilst Exploring Lake Nyassa Central Africa and
Establishing the Settlement of “Livingstonia”. Rotary Club of Blantyre 1984 reprint by Blantyre Print and
Publishing of the 1877 first and only edition. Map and frontispiece.Red cloth hardback, in dust jacket.V.g.
                                                                                                       £40

Young, E.D. (Revised by Rev Horace Waller F.R.G.S.) The Search after Livingstone (A Diary kept during
an investigation of his reported murder) London (Letts and Co and Simpkin Marshall) 1868 First, an ex lib
copy (Macquarie University library, N.S.W., Aus) appendix plus 16pp Letts catalogue. Foxed throughout
especially on tissue guards and offsetting from them but a good copy of very rare book             £375

       (another copy) Young, E. D The Search after Livingstone (A Diary kept during an investigation
       of his reported murder) London (Letts and Co and Simpkin Marshall) 1868 First edn as above - vi +
       262pp including frontis, 5 litho illus, a col‟d map - without any library markings but with new and
       inappropriate Cockerel endpapers in a copy which has been expertly recased using the original red
       cloth, gilt titled, boards                                                                    ₤425

Young E.D., R.N The Search after Livingstone; a diary kept during the investigation of his murder in
present day Malawi, a Society of Malawi / Royal Geographical Society 1984 facsimile reprint of the rare
1868 original. Duotone ills plus route map. Very good, in dust wrapper                             £40

Zimmermann, Emil The German Empire of Central Africa as the Basis of a New German World
Policy trans. from the Original German, with introduction by Edwyn Bevan, London (Longmans)1918, pp
lxiv (intro!) + text 63 with colour facsimile folding map tipped in. Blind embossed stamp of the Munger
Africana library on title page. Soft cover paper wraps which have in a fairly poor state been laid down on to
new case binding with spine label attached                                                               £30

				
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