Catalogue Number 20, November 2012

 

INDIAN OCEAN BOOKS, MAPS, AND PRINTS
Specializing in Antiquarian Materials about the Indian Ocean Islands and Rim

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This catalogue contains 53 books; 33 articles, booklets, and ephemera; and 9 maps. Many other items are available on my website: www.indianoceanbooks.com Please send orders or inquiries to Larry W. Bowman, Indian Ocean Books, Maps, and Prints, P.O. Box 232, Storrs, CT 06268-0232, USA, or via PHONE (860-429-4289), or EMAIL: indianoceanbooks@earthlink.net or bowmanlarryw@hotmail.com

 

BOOKS:

1. Alexander, Douglas. Holiday in Mozambique (Cape Town, Purnell, 1971). 1st edn, 8vo, 173 pp, pictorial hard cover. $10

2. Atoll Research Bulletin, nos. 193-205 (Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution, February 1977). Twelve studies including four on Aldabra, one on Cosmoledo, and two on the Mascarenes. $25

3. Atoll Research Bulletin, nos. 223-232 (Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution, September 1979). Ten studies including six on Seychelles (two on Aldabra; one on D’Arros and St. Joseph; one on Bird Island; one on African Banks; and one on Farquhar); and one on the Maldives. $25

4. Backhouse, James. A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa (London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co, 1844). 1st edn, xvi plus 648 pp plus lvi, 16 etched plates and 28 wood-engravings, two folding maps—one of Mauritius and the other of South Africa, beautifully rebound in ¾ leather with marbled boards, seven raised bands, decorative gilt and lettering on boards and spine. $650

5. Badger, George Percy, ed. History of the Imams and Seyyids of Oman from A. D. 661-1856 by Salil-Ibn-Razik. Translated from the original Arabic and Edited, with Notes, Appendices, and an Introduction, continuing the History down to 1870, by George Percy Badger (New York, Burt Franklin, c. 1970). Reprint of Hakluyt Society edition of 1871, cxxviii, 435 pp, large folding map. $30

6. Baker, Philip and Chris Corne. Isle de France Creole: Affinities and Origins ( Ann Arbor, MI, Karoma Publishers, 1982). 1st edn, 8vo, 299pp, dj, as new. $35

7. Bassett, Marnie. Realms & Islands: The World Voyage of Rose de Freycinet in the Corvette Uranie 1817-1820, from her Journal and Letters and the Reports of Louis de Saulces de Freycinet Capitaine de Corvette (London, Oxford UP, 1962). 1st edn, 8vo, 275 pp, 46 illus, 3 maps, pictorial front and end papers, dj. Pp. 36-41, Cape of Good Hope; 42-70, Mauritius; 71-81, Bourbon. $45

8. Bernardin de St. Pierre, J. H. Paul and Virginia with an Original Memoir of the Author and Three Hundred and Thirty Illustrations (London, W. H. Orr & Co., 1839). 8vo, 306 pp, 28 full-page steel engravings with India paper mounts and over 300 smaller engravings, with all designers and engravers acknowledged, original leather binding, five raised bands, decorative gilt on front, back and spine; edges worn, aeg. David Bland in his History of Book Illustration considers this one of the finest productions of the period. Toinet, No. 390. $300

9. Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Jacques-Henri, Journey to Mauritius (Oxford, Signal Books, 2002). Translated with an introduction and notes by Jason Wilson; Lost and Found Series of Classic Travel Writing. The first edition in French was published in 1773. 290 pp, illus, pictorial soft cover, new. $15

10. Bonner, Willard Hallam. Pirate Laureate: The Life & Legends of Captain Kidd (New Brunswick NJ, Rutgers UP, 1947). 1st edn, 8vo, 239 pp. $10

11. Bontekoe, Willem Ysbrantsz. Memorable Description of the East Indian Voyage 1618-25 (London, George Routledge & Sons, 1929). Translated from the Dutch by Mrs. C. B. Bodde-Hodgkinson and Pieter Geyl, with an introduction and notes by Professor Geyl. 1st edn, 8vo, 168pp, 10 plates, dj. $25

12. Boxer, C. R. ed. The Tragic History of the Sea 1589-1622: Narratives of the shipwrecks of the Portuguese East Indiamen Sao Thome (1589), Santo Alberto (1591), Sao Joao Baptista (1622), and the journeys of survivors in South East Asia. (Cambridge, Cambridge UP for the Hakluyt Society, Second Series: No. CXII, 1959). 1st edn, 8vo, 297 pp, 10 illus, 6 folding maps, dj. $35

13. Bullen, Frank T. The Cruise of the Cachalot (New York, D. Appleton and Co., 1899). 1st USA edn, 8vo, 379 pp, 8 illus, folding map of the Cachalot’s whaling cruise around the world, pictorial green cloth with gilt letters to spine. Bullen’s first book, based on his experiences as a New Bedford whaler, is a classic of the whaling literature. Kipling said this of the book, “It is immense—there is no other word. I’ve never read anything that equals it in its deep sea wonder and mystery…” Pages 97-148 are set in the Indian Ocean, esp. Mozambique Channel, Comoros, Aldabra, Cosmoledo, Seychelles. $100

14. Cape Town and Its Surroundings consisting of Sixteen Photographic Views (Cape Town, T. M. Miller, n.d., but c. 1898). 2nd edn (1st edn 1894), 16mo, 16 full-page photographs, foxing on title page, boards quite worn. $50

15. Colvin, Ian D., ed. The Cape of Adventure being strange and notable discoveries, perils, shipwrecks, battles upon sea and land, with pleasant and interesting observations upon the country and the natives of the Cape of Good Hope (London, T. C. & E. C. Jack, 1912). 1st edn, 8vo, 459 pp, 25 illus, pictorial hard cover, edges worn. Extracts taken from the writings of 41 early travelers to the Cape. $25

16. Connolly, James B. Master Mariner: The Life and Voyages of Amasa Delano: The story of a great American seaman (Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1943). 1st edn, 8vo, 324 pp, endpaper maps, dj. $15

17. Cordingly, David. Under the Black Flag: the Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates (New York, Random House, 2006). 1st paperback edn, 8vo, 296 pp, six maps, pictorial soft cover, new. $5

18. Cory, H. Wall-Paintings by Snake Charmers in Tanganyika (London, Faber & Faber, 1953). 1st edn, 8vo, 99 pp, profusely illus with b/w and color plates, dj. $35

19. De Pitray, Alfred S. The “Post Office Mauritius” and its Legend: A Philatelic Study; followed by a short survey of stamps of Mauritius by Peter Ibbotson (Rose-Hill, Editions de L’Ocean Indien, 1990). 1st edn, 8vo, 40 pp, illus, pictorial soft cover. $10

20. Dictionnaire de Biographie Mauricienne/Dictionary of Mauritian Biography, nos. 1-60 (Port Louis, 1941-2010). This is a complete set of this seminal scholarly work on individuals who have been important in Mauritian history. The Dictionnaire was originally edited by the great Mauritian historian and bibliographer, August Toussaint, from 1841-1948; he was followed by L. Noel Regnard, 1952-1972; J. R. d’Unienville, 1975-1984; and by Raymond d’Unienville, Guy Rouillard, and Alain Mathieu from 1984-2010. The sixty issues comprise 2318 pages of text. Over the years there have also been twelve Mutanda et Addenda published (updating prior entries and adding many more pages, and the entire Dictionnaire has repeatedly brought the index up-to-date, the latest in issue 60 where the index alone is 44 pages. This is an unique scholarly resource with every biography backed by supporting bibliographical references. The first 40 issues have been beautifully rebound in ¾ leather with marbled boards, with gilt lettering, fleurons, and seven raised bands on the spine. No. 41-60 are supplied new but unbound. $2000

21. Downes, Max. First Visitors to Heard Island, Anare Research Notes, No. 104 (Kingston, Tasmania, Australian Antarctic Division, 2002). 1st edn, 8vo, 77 pp, 14 maps and illus, pictorial soft cover, new. $35

22. Farmer, H. V. Seychelles Postage Stamps and Postal History (London, Robson Lowe, 1955). 1st edn, 8vo, 125 pp, 29 plates. $35

23. Filesi, Teobaldo. China and Africa in the Middle Ages (London, Frank Cass, 1972). 1st English edn, 8vo, 101 pp, 16 illus, dj. $50

24. Fuller, Capt. Joseph J. Master of Desolation: The Reminiscences of Capt. Joseph J. Fuller (Mystic, Mystic Seaport Museum, 1980). Edited with an introduction and notes by Briton Cooper Busch. 1st edn, 8vo, 349 pp, 4 illus, dj. $20

25. Hass, Hans. Manta: Under the Red Sea with spear and camera (Chicago, Rand McNally & Co., 1953). 1st edn, 8vo, 278 pp, 77 photos., dj. $15

26. Hawkesworth, John, LL.D. Captain Cook’s Voyages> An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavor:,….(London, Printed for W. Strahan,; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1773). Volume III only.

1st edition, 4to, 395 pp, water damping on edges of first few and last few pages; some foxing but pages clean and tight. Original leather boards are worn and the spine has been repaired and inside hinges reinforced with Japanese tissue. Pages 7-76 cover Captain Cook’s Exploration of the coast of New Zealand from February 9, 1770 to March 1770; pages 77-245 cover his exploration of New Holland (Australia) from March 31, 1770 to August 1770; and pages 245 to 395 cover his homeward bound passage (including New Guinea, Savu, Batavia, Prince’s Island, and Cape of Good Hope), arriving in Dover on June 12, 1771.

The collation for this volume is complete and includes the following maps, plates, and charts: No. 13. Maori. 8 x 6 ½ inches, at page 49; No. 16. Maori canoe. 22 x 8 inches, folding, at page 58; No. 15. Maori Carvings. 8 ½ x 6 ½ inches, at page 59; No. 14. Maori weapons and artifacts. 8 x 6 ½ inches, at page 63; A Chart of New South Wales on the East Coast of New Holland. 30 x 14 ½ inches, folding, at page 76;
Entrance of Endeavour River in New South Wales, 6 ½ x 5 ½ inches; and Botany Bay in New South Wales, 6 ½ x 5 ½ inches; folding at page 76; Plate 19. Endeavour at anchor, riverside view, 19 x 8 inches, folding, at p. 153; Plate 20, Kangaroo, 9 ½ x 8 inches, at page 157—the iconic first published drawing of a kangaroo; Chart of the Coast of New South Wales, 13 ½ x 11 ½ inches, folding, at p. 185. $1000

27. Henderson, Daniel. Yankee Ships in China Seas: Adventures of Pioneer Americans in the Troubled Far East (New York, Hastings House, 1946). 1st edn, 8vo, 274 pp, 26 illus, ex-lib. Traces of story from the Salem pioneers of the 18th century through the opium trade and into the 20th century. $10

28. Herrick, Allison Butler, and others. Area Handbook for Mozambique (Washington, D.C., U.S. GPO, 1969). 1st edn, 8vo, 351 pp, 13 illus, 19 tables. $10

29. Hill, Ernestine. My Love Must Wait: The Story of Matthew Flinders (Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1946). Reprint of 1941 first edn, 8vo, 463 pp, edges rubbed. $10

30. Hornell, James. The Indian Pearl Fisheries of the Gulf of Manar and Palk Bay (LaVergne, TN, Bibliolife, 2010). Reprint edn of Madras Fisheries Dept., Bulletin, Vol, XVI, Madras, Government Press, 1927, 188 pp, 8vo, pictorial soft cover, new. $20

31. Jolly, Alison. Lemur Behavior: A Madagascar Field Study ( Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1966). 1st edn, 8vo, 187 pp, 8 maps, 7 figures, 20 plates, 31 tables, endpaper map, dj. $30

32. Jones, D. H., ed. History and Archaeology in Africa (London, School of Oriental and African Studies, Univ. of London, 1959). 1st edn, 8vo, 58 pp, soft cover. Considerable discussion of contemporary work in East Africa and Madagascar. $20

33. Kent, Raymond K. Early Kingdoms in Madagascar, 1500-1700 (New York, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1970). 1st edn, 8vo, 336 pp, 8 maps, dj. $10

34. King, Victor T., compiled and introduced by. The Best of Borneo Travel (Oxford, OUP, 1992). 1st paperback edn, 12mo, 315 pp, illus, map, decorative paper cover. Nineteen works are presented covering travel in Borneo over four centuries. $20

35. Murray, John, Raja Deen Dayal, and others. India After the Mutiny: Travel Photography from India and Sri Linka, 1857-1900 (London, Shapero Gallery, n.d., but c. 2000) 1st edn, 24 mo, 96 pp, pictorial soft cover. This is a photographic catalogue showing the works of seven photographers; of the 229 works offered, 192 are by Murray and Dayal. All 229 photos are illustrated in the catalogue. $15

36. Nordhoff, Charles. Whaling and Fishing (New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1895). 2nd edn (1st, 1855), 16 mo, 383 pp, illus, pictorial hard cover. A memoir whaling out of New Bedford including in grounds off of Madagascar, Seychelles, and the Mascarenes. $35

37. Ogrizek, Dore, ed. South and Central Africa: The World in Color ( New York, McGraw-Hill, 1954). 1st edn, 12mo, 431 pp, profusely illus on nearly every page with b/w and color photos, drawings, and maps, decorative endpapers. Chapters on South Africa, Portuguese Africa, Madagascar, Reunion, and British East Africa. $15

38. Picton-Seymour, Desiree. Western Provincial: An Album of Paintings and Drawings of the Western Cape. Text by R. I. B. Webster (Cape Town, Maskew Miller Ltd., 1952). 1st edn, 8vo, 80 pp, 36 full-page plates in both b/w and color, decorative endpapers. $15

39. Pollard, Elizabeth. Kuching Past and Present (Kuching, Borneo Literature Bureau, 1972). 1st edn, 8vo, 134 pp, 55 photographs and maps, dj. $25

40. Prior, James, Esp. R. N. Narrative of a Voyage in the Indian Seas in the Nisus Frigate, to the Cape of Good Hope, Isles of Bourbon, France, and Seychelles; to Madras; and the Isles of Java, St. Paul, and Amsterdam During the Years 1810 and 1811 (London, Richard Phillips, c. 1813). 1st edn, 8vo, iv, 112 pp, folding chart of his voyage by W. M. Cobb, R. N. ; illus of Simonstown, Cape of Good Hope; plan of the coast of Isle of France from Port Louis to Cannoniers Point; Plan of the Landing of the British Army in Mapou Bay, Isle of France, Nov. 29, 1810, beautifully rebound in ¾ leather with marbled boards, gilt lettering on spine. $400

41. Prior, James, Esq. R.N. Voyage Along the Eastern Coast of Africa, to Mosambique, Johanna, and Quiloa; to St. Helena; …in the Nisus Frigate (London, Sir Richard Phillips, 1819). 1st edn, 8vo, 114 pp, folding map, engraved plate of the town and fort of Mozambique, beautifully rebound in marbled boards. $325

42. Pyrard, Francois. The Voyage of Francois Pyrard of Laval to the East Indies, the Maldives, the Moluccas and Brazil. Translated into English from the Third French Edition of 1619 and edited, with notes, by Albert Gray. Two volumes. (New York, Burt Franklin, 1971). This is a reprint of Vol. I of the Hakluyt Society edition of 1890. 8vo, lviii, 452 pp, 12 illus including large folding map of the Maldives. Pyrard’s voyage is a seminal early source of information on the Maldives. $45

43. Pyrard, Francois. The Voyage of Francois Pyrard of Laval to the East Indies, the Maldives, the Moluccas and Brazil. Translated into English from the Third French Editon of 1619 and edited, with notes, by Albert Gray. Two volumes. (New York, Burt Franklin, 1971). This is a reprint of Vol. II, Part II, of the Hakluyt Society edition of 1890. xii, pp. 289-572, 4 illus. Pyrard’s voyage is a seminal early source of information on the Maldives. $35

44. Ruffle, J. W. B. Mauritius No. 2. The TO PAY Manuscript and Handstamp Markings 1860-1876 (UK, Indian Ocean Study Circle, March 1985). 1st edn, 4to, 38 pp, illus, pictorial laminate cover. $20

45. Shakespeare, William. Enn Ta Senn Dan Vid (As You Like It) (Port Louis, LPT Edition, 1995). 1st edn thus, 79 pp, pictorial soft cover. A translation and adaption of Shakespeare play into Kreol (Morisien) by Dev Virahsawmy—the noted Mauritian playright , poet, and translator. $15

46. Smith, G. Rex, compiler. The Yemens: The Yemen Arab Republic and the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (Oxford, CLIO Press, 1984). 1st edn, 8vo, 161 pp, map, new. This is Volume 50 in the World Bibliographical Series and includes 401 annotated entries and a detailed index. $20

Sonnerat, Pierre. Nouveau Voyage Aux Indes Orientales (1786-1813) (Pondicherry, French Institute of Pondicherry, 2010). 2nd edn, 8vo, 420 pp, illus, as new. Text etabli et annote par Jean Deloche et Madelaine Ly-Tio-Fane. $40

47. Storey, William Kelleher. Science and Power in Colonial Mauritius (Rochester, NY, Univ. of Rochester Press, 1997). 1st edn, 8vo, 238 pp, dj, new. $10

48. Strickland, H. E. and A. G. Melville, The Dodo and its Kindred; or the History, Affinities and Osteology of the Dodo, Solitaire and other Extinct Birds of the Islands Mauritius, Rodriguez and Bourbon (London, Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1848). 1st edn, tall 4to, 141 pp, 17 plates (there are two Plate III’s, and two Plate IV’s), nine wood engravings, in the original blue embossed and gilt decorated cloth binding, teg, minor foxing on a few plates, spine a bit sunned. This is the oldest and rarest dodo book. $6000

49. Toussaint, Auguste. Port-Louis Deux Siecles D’Histoire (1735-1935) (Port-Louis, La Typographie Moderne, 1936). 1st edn, 8vo, 517 pp, 50 engravings, 9 maps (several folding), 13 appendices, original pictorial paper cover. The book has some chipping on the corners of the spine, but is in fine condition, largely uncut. $1750

50. Walker, Iain. Zaffer Pe Sanze: Ethnic Identity and Social Change among the Ilois of Mauritius (Vacoas, KMLI, 1986). 1st edn, 8vo, 57 pp, pictorial soft cover. $35

51. Waugh, Alec. Where the Clocks Strike Twice (New York, Farrar, Straus, and Young, 1951). 1st edn, 8vo, 311 pp, water spots on cover and dj, text fine; good reading copy. $10

52. Wilbur, Marguerite Eyer. The East India Company and the British Empire in the Far East (New York, Richard Smith, 1945). 1st edn, 8vo, 477 pp, 15 illus, 2 maps, endpaper maps. Despite the title, the book is largely on India. $20

53. Williams, J. R. Butterflies of Mauritius (Port Louis, Prescigraph, 1989). 1st edn, 8vo, 41 pp, 7 full-page color plates, pictorial soft cover. $20

 

ARTICLES, BOOKLETS, AND EPHEMERA:

54. Adapting the Eye: An Archive of the British in India, 1770-1830. New Haven, Yale Center for British Art, 2011. Exhibition Booklet for show, October 11-December 31, 2011. 1st edn, 16 mo, 36 pp, beautiful color illus on nearly every page, pictorial soft cover. The exhibition especially features an archive assembled by Sir Charles Warre Malet, the East India Company’s Resident in Poona between 1785-1798. $10

55. The Best of Mauritius Underwater, from Sun Excellence no. 2 (May 1984). 1st edn, 4to, pp. 10-39, richly illus. This issue features diving in Mauritius, articles on three premier hotels: Le Touessrok and Ile aux Cerfs, La Pirogue, and Saint Geran, and stories on other Mauritius sights. This magazine is published by Sun International in Mauritius and the full issue of 128 pp is supplied. $5

56. Botha, Ted. The Seychelles Solution, from Conde Nast Traveler (April 2001), 112-125, 205-207, richly illus. The entire issue is supplied. $10

57. Botha, Ted. Small Wonder, from Conde Nast Traveler (July 2001), 98-107, 154-157, richly illus. The article is about Rodrigues; the entire issue is supplied. $10

58. Cowan, William Deans. Geographical Excursions in South Central Madagascar, from Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, vol IV, no. 3 (September, 1882), 521-537, plus a large (30 x 22 inches) folding Map of South-Eastern Provinces of Madagascar comprising part of the Tanala, Betsileo, and Bara Country), in fine condition. The entire issue is supplied. $40

59. Corsaire Robert Surcouf. Pour les amoureux de l’aventure, de l’histoire, du reve et du patrimoine maritime: La Reconstruction de La Confiance et Le Nouveau Front de Mer de Port Louis, IleMaurice (Port Louis, June 1994). 1st edn, 4to, 52 pp, b/w and color illus on nearly every page, pictorial soft cover. This booklet provides a detailed examination of efforts that were made to
build a replica of Surcouf’s ship, La Confiance, as an historical and tourism attraction in the
Port Louis harbor. $15

60. Gray, Sir John. Early Portuguese Missionaries in East Africa (London, Macmillan and Co., 1958). 1st edn, 8vo, 53 pp, 4 illus, pictorial soft cover. $25

61. Gwin, Peter. Dark Passage: The Strait of Malacca, from National Geographic Magazine vol. 212, no. 4 (October 2007), 126-149, richly illus. Entirely on piracy in the Malacca Strait. The complete issue is supplied. $5

62. Hayes, Alycin. The Aldabra Tortoise: Land Giant, from Reptile and Amphibian Magazine (March-April 1994), 25-30, with illus. The entire issue is provided. $5

63. Horn of Africa. Three papers: Richard Remnek, Soviet Policy in the Horn of Africa: The Decision to Intervene (Alexandria, Center for Naval Analysis, 1980), 52 pp; Michael A. Samuels, ed., The Horn of Africa, The Washington Review of Strategic and International Studies (May 1978), 13 papers, pp. 3-80; and War in the Horn of Africa: A Firsthand Report on the Challenges for United States Policy: Report of a Factfinding Mission to Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya December 12-22, 1977 (Washington DC, U. S. House of Representatives, 1978), 51 pp. All three for $10

64. Hurst, The Rev. John F. A Dead Portuguese City in India, from Harper’s New Monthly Magazine (1887), pp. 729-737, with 4 illus. On Goa. $5

65. Jamieson, Heidi and Kim Whitman, Around the Clock in Rodrigues, from Bats vol. 16, no. 4 (Winter, 1998), 8-12. This is a study focused on the conservation of the Rodrigues Fruit Bat.
The entire issue is supplied. $5

66. Korail: Le Magazine de La Cooperation Regionale (Sainte-Clotilde, La Reunion, Mai, 1993). 4to, 55 pp, richly illus, pictorial soft cover. $5

67. La Hausse de Lalouviere, Philippe, ed. Whales and Dolphins of Mauritius: An Identification Guide(Phoenix, Mauritius, Mauritius Marine Conservation Society, 1991). 1st edn, 16mo, 32 pp, richly illus, pictorial soft cover. $10

68. Madagascar. Words and Music by Herbert Friedman. Recorded by Ted Heath on London Record No. 1712, Copyright by Gallo (Africa) LTD, Johannesburg, 1956. Rights for the Western Hemisphere (New York, Burlington Music Corp., 1956). 1st edn, 4to, 3 pages of sheet music (lyrics and music) of Friedman’s song with a pictorial soft cover. $10

69. Mancham, Sir James R. Footprints on the Sands of Time: Poetry and Philosophy Against a Background of Beautiful Seychelles (BB Media of UK, 2006). This is a DVD featuring the works of Sir James, former President of the Seychelles. $10

70. Maurice: Ancienne Ile de France (Paris, Socipress, n.d., ca. 1960). 1st edn, 8vo, 8 page tourist pamphlet with text in French and English, b/w and color illus, and a vinyl record with two sega songs. $10

71. Mauritius: The Emerging Offshore Business Centre (Port Louis, Mauritius Offshore Business Activities Authority, 1993). 1st edn, 4to, 20 pp, illus, pictorial soft cover. $5

72. Miles, William. Britain, France, and the Dual Colonial Inheritance of Mauritius: Mauritian Decolonization in Comparative Perspective (Port Louis, The Hassam Toorawa Trust, Occasional Paper 8, 2008). 1st edn, 8vo, 29 pp, pictorial soft cover. $10

73. Morton, Rosalie Slaughter. The City of the Sacred Bo-Tree: Marvelous Ruins Unearthed in Ceylon, from The Century Magazine (1907), pp. 946-954, with eleven illus from the ruins at Anuradhapura. $5

74. Mosca, Liliana. Three bibliographical papers on Madagascar. Il Madagascar nella Biblioteca della Facorta di Scienze Politiche dell’Universita degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II” (Napoli, 1993), 31 pp; Opere sul Madagascar e le alter isole del Sud-Ovest dell’Oceano Indiano nella Biblioteca della Facolta di Scienze Politiche (Napoli, 1985), 14 pp; and Il Piu Bell’Enigma Del Mondo: Il Popolamento Dell’Isola Del Madagascar (Napoli 1994), 32 pp. All three for $25

75. Parker, Ian. Digging for Dodos: The Quest to find new Specimens, from The New Yorker (January 22, 2007), 64-75. This article largely follows the work of Julian Hume, Alan Grihault, and the 2006 Mauritius Dodo Project. The full issue is supplied. $5

76. Petite Bibliotheque Ideale des Litteratures de Maurice et de La Reunion, 20 livres, 20 auteurs, in Italiques No. 5 (1996). 4to, 84 pp, pictorial soft cover. The entire issue is given over to writings by distinguished Mascarene authors such as: Robert Edward Hart, Malcolm de Chazal, Loys Masson, Azize Asgarally, Dev Virahsawmy, and Marie-Therese Humbert. The entire issue is supplied. $10

77. The Raj, India and the British 1600-1947. Two exhibition pamphlets prepared by the National Portrait Gallery (London) for this exhibition held October 19, 1990-March 17, 1991. Both pamphlets with text, and b/w and color illus. $10

78. Rebeck, Theresa. Mauritius. Playbill Manhattan Theatre Club at the Biltmore Theatre vol. 123, no 10 (October 2007). 1st edn, 8vo, 52 pp, ads and illus, pictorial soft cover. This is the playbill for Rebeck’s play, Mauritius, starring F. Murray Abraham, and playing on Broadway (New York City) in 2007. A long review from Newsday is also included. $10

79. Reserve Naturelle de la Veuve de Paradis: Petit Guide de Terrain (Mahe, Ministere des Affairs Etrangeres du Plan et de L’Environnement, n.d.). 8vo, 9 pp, map, pictorial soft cover. Guide to the La Veuve Special Reserve on La Digue, Seychelles, where the Black Paradise Flycatcher is found. $5

80. Ruiz, Hiram A. Beyond the Headlines: Refugees in the Horn of Africa (Washington DC, U.S. Committee for Refugees, January 1988). 1st edn, 8vo, 44 ppp, decorative soft cover. $5

81. Seychelles Review, vol. 9, no. 11-12 (May-June 2004). 10th Anniversary Issue, 34 pp, richly illus. An autographed presentation letter from Sir James R. Mancham, KBE, Founding President of the Republic of Seychelles is included. $15

82. Southern Africa. Five articles about the oceans around South Africa by Eric Axelson, W. Roy Siegfried, Eckart H. Schumann, J. R. E. Lutjeharms, and Graham Avery & W. Roy Siegfried in Oceans vol 13, no. 4 (July-August 1980), 12-37. The entire issue is supplied. $5

83. Special Guide: Elections Legislatives 20 Decembre 95. A special edition of Le Mag (Port Louis, 1995). 1st edn, 4to, 66 pp, richly illus. This edition offers a detailed examination of all the electoral constituencies in Mauritius and all the candidates and parties contesting the December 1995 election. $10

84. Summers, Geoffrey and Francoise. Ile de la Passe Heritage Site Project: An Update (Port Louis, Mauritius National Heritage Trust Fund, 2002). Project funded under a grant from the U. S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation. This is a synopsis of the overall report. 25 pp with maps and illus. $10

85. University of Mauritius Research Journal: Social Sciences & Humanities and Law & Management Vol. 2 (1999). 127 pp, comprising of six research articles, decorative soft cover. $5

86. Writing from Mozambique, in The Classic: Johannesburg Quarterly vol. 1, no. 3 (1964). 1st edn, 8vo, 77 pp, soft cover. Includes writing by Luis Bernardo Honwana, Jose Creaverinha, and Noemia de Souza, as well as works by South African writers. $10

 

MAPS:

Scans of most of these maps can be provided upon request;
they can also be professionally hand-colored if desired.

87. Bellin, Jacquese Nicolas. Carte de La Baye de Mosambique 8 ¼ x 6 ¼ inches, b/w; Plan du Fort de Mozambique tire de Faria, 6 x 3 ½ inches, birds-eye view, b/w; Cote de Mozambique/ Baye de Mozambique, 6 x 3 inches, b/w. From Prevost’s L’Histoire Generale des Voyages, vol 5 (Paris, c. 1753). All three maps on a single sheet, 12 ½ x 9 inches, copperplate engraving. $100

88. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte de L’Isle D’Anjouan. From vol. 5 of Prevost’s L’Histoire Generale des Voyages (Paris, c. 1753). 8 ¼ x 6 ½ inches, copperplate engraving, b/w. $50

89. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Isle de Madagascar autrement Isle de St. Laurent . From vol. 5 of Prevost’s L’Histoire Generale des Voyages (Paris, c. 1753). 11 ½ x 9 inches, with rhumb lines, compass rose, ruled edges, later hand color. A fine 18th century map of Madagascar. $150

90. Callender, B. A Correct Chart of the Indian Ocean Engraved for Malham’s Naval Gazetteer (Boston, Spotswood and Nancrede, 1796). 9 ¼ x 7 ½ inches, copperplate engraving, rhumb lines, ruled edges, compass rose, later hand color. The map is centered on the Indian subcontinent and goes as far West as the northern tip of Madagascar and as far East as the northern tip of Sumatra. $100

91. Diego Garcia, from E. Reclus, The Earth and its Inhabitants: Asia (New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1884). 5 ¼ x 4 ½ inches, b/w. A copy of the title page is supplied. $25

92. Du Val, Pierre. Isle de Madagascar dite de St. Laurens et aujourdhui Isle Davphine (Paris, 1663). 4 ¾ x 4 inches, copperplate engraving, ruled, later hand coloring. Includes Bourbon, Maurice, Comores, a bit of Mozambique coast. $200

93. Mauritius, from E. Reclus, The Earth and its Inhabitants: Oceanica (New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1890). 5 x 4 ½ inches, b/w. A copy of the title page is supplied. $25

94. Port Louis, from E. Reclus, The Earth and its Inhabitants: Oceanica (New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1890) . 4 ¼ x 4 inches, b/w. A copy of the title page is supplied. $25

95. Walker, J. & C. Islands in the Indian Ocean (London, Society for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1844). Eleven maps on one sheet, 15 ½ x 12 ½ inches, outline color. The islands depicted are: Kerguelen, Mauritius and Bourbon, Madagascar, Keeling, Chagos, Maldives, Nicobars, Rodrigue, Socotra, Seychelle, and Amirantes. $75


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