Voyages Along Africa's East CoastCharles Guillain. Documents sur L'Histoire, la Géographie et le Commerce de L'Afrique Orientale. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, [1856-1857].
First edition. Three octavo volumes. xxxi, 628; xxiii, 556; 527 pages. Errata pages. Map and folding table in Volume I. And one quarto atlas. Lithographs by Bayot, Ciceri, Jacottet, Sabatier, and Vogt, after drawings and daguerreotypes by Caraguel and Bridet. Fifty-four engraved plates of maps, native peoples, and scenes of Africa. Text in French.
Text volumes in quarter calf over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Corners bumped. Chipping to leather of spine, backstrip of two volumes separating. Joints weak. Rear board broken, holding by single cord. Atlas volume in quarter morocco over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Corners bumped. Rebacked. Bookplates to all four volumes. While it seems likely that the text volumes were married with the atlas at a later date, all four volumes of this important work on the coast of east Africa are rarely offered together. Overall, a very good set.
Sir Richard Burton, in his Zanzibar, mentions that Captain Guillain's "voyages and a few short inland trips were thought worthy of being published in three bulky volumes." From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.
Burton, Zanzibar, I, 56. Ibrahim-Hilm I, 280.
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.
Opens about 01/02/2018
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.View More Testimonials
As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)