The first book on socialism, published in the Ottoman Empire, in the year of the foundation of the Ottoman Socialist Party. 8°, 124 pp., [4 pp.] index and blank, later marbled wrappers (missing front original wrapper, very light staining, otherwise in a good condition).
French Colonization of Tunisia Trade with Central Africa Algiers Imprint [Society of Physical, Natural and Climatological Sciences of Algiers. 19th meeting of Members of Scientific Society at the Sorbonne. Algeria, Tunisia and Central Africa. Creation of a Regular Caravan Service Between Djerba and Central Africa]. A rare pamphlet in French language, printed in Algiers and published in…
8°. 334 pp., [1 p.], 20th century cloth with gilt lettering on the cover and spine (sheets with light foxing and staining, old hand-written price on the inner side of the back cover, overall in a good condition).
Rare – an issue of the Afrikaans-language almanac issued by the government of the South African Republic (ZAR); featuring a vast wealth of information on the Afrikaner society during the greatest gold rush in world history and upon the eve of the Second Anglo-Boer War; evidently a special hardcover example bearing the stamp of the chief state printer.
A colossal ‘master plan’ of the Kinross Gold Mine in Transvaal (measuring 1.9 x 1.7 metres!), made by engineers around 1970 to showcase every detail of the immense subterranean world of one of South Africa’s largest and most productive gold operations; the mine since became world famous for the 1986 Kinross Mining Disaster, which highlighted the Apartheid regime’s horrific record…
An extremely rare early Bloemfontein imprint featuring seminal primary sources concerning the end of the Orange Free State-Basotho Wars which secured the Anglo-Afrikaner balance of power in the region, as well as the security of what would become Lesotho, commissioned by the Volksraad of the Orange Free State as a work of ‘intellectual propaganda’ advancing its national claims.
A very rare, large format, separately issued map of South America, that is perhaps the last great map of the continent to be printed in Ottoman Turkish script, with attractive colours and adorned with the flags of major African states and colonies, published in Istanbul for the Kitabhane-yi Sudi bookshop Colour off-set print (Good, some light staining, wear and…
An Azerbaijani translation of a Russian short novel by Alexander Neverov was published in Baku as a part of the program to introduce the Soviet proletarian literature to Azerbaijan in the 1920s. 8°, 18 pp., later brown cloth binding with gilt lettering (slightly age-toned and stained, old hand-written price in the inner side of the last board, old signature…
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