Books on Africa in the Special Collections Department with a selection of primary resources available in the general collection of the Otto G. Richter Library

A bibliography prepared by Craig Likness, Collection Development, June 2005

Barnard, Frederick Lamport.  A three years’ cruize in the Mozambique channel, for the suppression of the slave trade.  London: R. Bentley, 1848.  Spec Coll DT463 .B34.

Bleek, W. H. I. (Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel), 1827-1875.  Specimens of Bushman folklore.  Cape Town: Struik, 1968.  Spec Coll Transfer GR360.B9 B4 1911A.

Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen, 1840-1922. My diaries: being a personal narrative of events, 1888-1914.  New York: A. A. Knopf, 1921. Spec Coll Transfer D400.B7 A4 1921.

Burton, Sir Richard. Refer to Works by Sir Richard Burton.

Cameron, Verney Lovett, 1844-1894.  Across Africa.  London: Daldy, Isbister & Co., 1877.  Spec Coll DT361 .C18.

Clarkson, Thomas, 1760-1846.  The history of the rise, progress, and accomplishment of the abolition of the African Slave-trade by the British parliament.  London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808.  Spec Coll HT1162 .C6 1808.

Denham, Dixon, 1786-1828.  Narrative of travels and discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the years 1822, 1823, and 1824, by Major Denham, Captain Clapperton, and Doctor Oudney, extending across the Great Desert to the tenth degree of northern latitute and from Kouka in Bornou to Sackatoo, the capital of the Fellatah Empire. London: John Murray, 1826.  Spec Coll DT351 .D392.

Dumont, P.-J. (Pierre-Joseph), b. 1768.  Narrative of thirty-four years’ slavery and travels in Africa.  London: Printed for R. Phillips, 1819.  Spec Coll DT164 .D86 1819.

Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885.  The journals of Major-Gen. C. G. Gordon, C. B., at Kartoum: printed from the original mss.  London: K. Paul, Trench & Co., 1885.  Spec Coll DT108.3 .G655 1885b.

Harris, William Cornwallis, Sir, 1807-1848.  Narrative of an expedition into southern Africa, during the years 1836, and 1837, from the Cape of Good Hope, through the territories of the chief Moselekatse, to the tropic of Capricorn, with a sketch of the recent emigration of the border colonists, and a zoological appendix.  Bombay: Printed at the American Mission Press, 1838.  Spec Coll DT756 .H3 1838.

Hill, Pascoe Grenfell, 1804-1882.  Fifty days on board a slave-vessel in the Mozambique channel: in April and May, 1843. London: J. Murray, 1844.  Spec Coll HT1327 .H5 1844.

Lander, Richard, 1804-1834.  Records of Captain Clapperton’s last expedition to Africa. London: H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1830. DT356 .L25.

Latrobe, John H. B. (John Hazlehurst Boneval), 1803-1891. African colonization: An address delivered by Hon. John H. B. Latrobe, president of the American Colonization Society, at the anniversary meeting of the American Colonization Society, held in the hall of the House of Representatives, Washington city, January 21, 1862.  Washington: Printed by H. S. Bowen, 1862.  Spec Coll E448 .L358 1862.

Livingstone, David, 1813-1873.  The last journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1875.  Spec Coll DT731 .L77 1875a.

Livingstone, David, 1813-1873.  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: J. Murray, 1857.  Spec Coll DT731 .L739.

Livingstone, David, 1813-1873.  Narrative of an expedition to the Zambesi and its tributaries; and of the discovery of the lakes Shirwa and Nyassa. 1858-1864. London: J. Murray, 1865.  Spec Coll DT731 .L75.

Muncaster, John Pennington, Baron, 1737-1813. Historical sketches of the slave trade and of its effects in Africa, addressed to the people of Great-Britain.  London: J. Stockdale, 1792. Spec Coll HT985 .M8.

Park, Mungo, 1771-1806.  Travels in the interior districts of Africa: performed in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an account of a subsequent mission to that country in 1805. By Mungo Park … To which is added an account of the life of Mr. Park.  London: Printed for J. Murray, 1816.  Spec Coll DT356 .P3 1816b.

Park, Mungo, 1771-1806.  The journal of a mission to the interior of Africa, in the year 1805 / by Mungo Park ; together with other documents, official and private relating to the same mission ; to which is prefixed an account of the life of Mr. Park.  London: Printed for J. Murray, 1815.  Spec Coll DT356 .P3 1815b.

Russell, Michael, 1781-1848.  History and present condition of the Barbary states. Comprehending a view of their civil institutions, antiquities, arts, religion, literature, commerce, agriculture, and natural productions. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1835.  Spec Coll DT185 .R8 1835.

Scott, Anna M.  Day dawn in Africa; or, Progress of the Prot. Epis. Mission at Cape Palmas, West Africa.  New York: Protestant Episcopal Society for the Promotion of Evangelical Knowledge, 1858.  Spec Coll BV3625.L5 S3 1858.

Speke, John Hanning, 1827-1864.  Journal of the discovery of the source of the Nile. By John Hanning Speke. With map and portraits, and numerous illustrations, chiefly from drawings by Captain Grant. New York: Harper & brothers, 1864. Spec Coll DT117 .S74 1864.

Stanley, Henry M. (Henry Morton), 1841-1904.  In darkest Africa; or, The quest, rescue and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria.  New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1890.  Spec Coll DT351 .S79.

Stanley, Henry M. (Henry Morton), 1841-1904.  Through the Dark Continent, or, The sources of the Nile around the great lakes of equatorial Africa and down the Livingstone river to the Atlantic ocean. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, Rivington, 1878.  Spec Coll DT351 .S83 1878b.

Thorpe, Robert.  A view of the present increase of the slave trade : the cause of that increase, and suggesting a mode for effecting its total annihilation : with observations on the African Institution and Edinburgh review, and on the speeches of Messrs. Wilberforce and Brougham delivered in the House of Commons, 7th July 1817 : also, a plan submitted for civilizing Africa, and introducing free labourers into our colonies in the West Indies.  London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818.  Spec Coll HT1322 .T56 1818.

Waddell, Hope Masterton.  Twenty-nine years in the West Indies and Central Africa: a review of missionery work and adventure. 1829-1858.  London: New York, T. Nelson, 1863.  Spec Coll G475 .W13.

Works by Sir Richard Burton

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896.  The life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton by his wife, Isabel Burton. London: Chapman & Hall, 1893.  Spec Coll G246.B8 B8.

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890.  Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains: An exploration. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863.  Spec Coll DT513 .B97.
—–.  First footsteps in East Africa; or, An exploration of Harar.  London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856.  Spec Coll DT401 .B97.

—–.  lake regions of Central Africa; a picture exploration.  London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860.  Spec Coll DT361 .B97.

—–.  The lake regions of central equatorial Africa, with notices of the Lunar Mountains and the sources of the White Nile: being the results of an expedition undertaken under the patronage of Her Majesty’s government and the Royal Geographical Society of London, in the years 1857-1859.  London: Printed by W. Clowes and Sons, 1860.  Spec Coll DT361 .B97 1860b.

Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain.)  The lands of Cazembe : Lacerda’s journey to Cazembe in 1798: translated and annotated by R. F. Burton ; 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 ; and a Résumé of the journey of MM. Monteiro and Gamitto, by C.T. Beke.  London: J. Murray, 1873.  Spec Coll DT731 .R88.

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890.  Mission to Gelele, king of Dahome : with notices of the so-called “Amazons”, the grand customs, the yearly customs, the human sacrifices, the present state of the slave trade, and the Negro’s place in nature.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1864.  Spec Coll DT541 .B97 1864.

—–..  The Nile basin. Part I. Showing Tanganyika to be Ptolemy’s western lake reservoir. A memoir red before the Royal Geographical Society, November 14, 1864. With prefatory remarks. By Richard F. Burton. Part II. Captain Speke’s Discovery of the source of the Nile. A review. By James M’Queen.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1864.  Spec Coll DT117 .B97.

—–..  Two trips to gorilla land and the cataracts of the Congo. London: S. Low, Marston, Low, and Searle. 1876.  Spec Coll DT479 .B97.

—–..  Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863.  Spec Coll DT471 .B97.

—–..  Zanzibar; city, island, and coast.  London, Tinsley brothers, 1872. Spec Coll DT435 .B9.
Other important primary resources in Richter Library Stacks

Adams, John, d. 1866. Sketches taken during ten voyages to Africa, between the years 1786 and 1800; including observations on the country between Cape Palmas and the River Congo; and cursory remarks on the physical and moral character of the inhabitants: with an appendix, containing an account of the European trade with the west coast of Africa. London: Hurst, Robinson.  New York, Johnson Reprint Corp., 1970  DT472 .A6 1970.

Alexander, James Edward, Sir, 1803-1885.  An expedition of discovery into the interior of Africa. Facsimile reprint. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1967.  DT703 .A4 1967a.

Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa.  Proceedings of the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa.  London: Dawsons, 1967.  DT1 .A8 1810a.

Andersson, Karl Johan, 1827-1867. The Okavango River; a narrative of travel, exploration and adventure.  Cape Town: C. Struik Ltd., 1968.  DT731 .A539 1861a.

Ashe, Robert Pickering, 1857-1944.  Two kings of Uganda; or, Life by the shores of Victoria Nyanza, being an account of a residence of six years in eastern equatorial Africa. London:  Frank Cass & Co., 1970. DT434.B8 A9 1970.

Baikie, William Balfour, 1825-1864.  Narrative of an exploring voyage up the rivers Kwóra and Bínue, commonly known as the Niger and Tsádda in 1854.  London: Cass, 1966.  DT360 .B15 1856a.

Baratti, Giacomo.  The late travels of S. Giacomo Baratti, an Italian gentleman, into the remote countries of the Abissins, or of Ethiopia interior.  Electronic resource.  London: Printed for Benjamin Billingsley …, 1670.

Barrow, John, Sir, 1764-1848.  An account of travels into the interior of southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798 : including cursory observations on the geology and geography. New York: Johnson Reprint Corp., 1968.  DT755 .B27 1968.

Basden, George Thomas, 1873-1944.  Among the Ibos of Nigeria: an account of the curious & interesting habits, customs & beliefs of a little known African people.  London: Cass, 1966.  DT515 .B3 1966.

Basden, George Thomas, 1873-1944.  Niger Ibos: a description of the primitive life, customs and animistic beliefs, etc., of the Ibo people of Nigeria.  London: Cass, 1966.  DT515 .B34 1966.

R. B., 1632?-1725?  A view of the English acquisitions in Guinea and the East Indies.  Electronic resource. London: Printed for Nath. Crouch, 1686.

Burchell, William John, 1782?-1863.  Travels in the interior of southern Africa. New York: Johnson Reprint Corp., 1967.  DT756 .B94 1967a. 

Campbell, John, 1766-1840.  Travels in South Africa, undertaken at the request of the London missionary society; being a narrative of a second journey in the interior of that country.  London, F. Westley, 1822.  New York:  Johnson Reprint Corp., 1967.  DT756 .C19 1967.

Chilvers, Hedley Arthur, 1879-. Johannesburg (Out of the crucible) being the romantic story of the Witwatersrand goldfields and of the great city which arose in their midst. New York: Stokes, 1930. DT927 .C49.

Coillard, François, 1834-1904.  On the threshold of Central Africa: a record of twenty years’ pioneering among the Barotsi of the Upper Zambesi.  New York: American Tract Society, 1903.  DT964.B3 C6 1903.

Cooley, William Desborough, d. 1883.  The Negroland of the Arabs examined and explained; or, An inquiry into the early history and geography of Central Africa.  New York: Barnes & Noble,1966.  DT356 .C77 1966.

Cooley, William Desborough, d. 1883.  Inner Africa laid open, in an attempt to trace the chief lines of communication across that continent south of the Equator; with the routes to the Muropue and the Cazembe, Moenemoezi and Lake Nyassa; the journeys of the Rev. Dr. Krapf and the Rev. J. Rebmann on the eastern coast; and the discoveries of Messrs. Oswell and Livingstone in the heart of the continent.  New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. DT731 .C77 1969.

Cooper, Joseph, 1800-1881.  The lost continent: or, Slavery and the slave-trade in Africa 1875, with observations on the Asiatic slave-trade carried on under the name of labour traffic, and some other subjects.  London: Cass, 1968.  HT867 .C6 1968.

Cunningham, James Frederick.  Uganda and its peoples: notes on the protectorate of Uganda, especially the anthropology and ethnology of its indigenous races. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969.  DT434.U242 C8 1969.

Dalzel, Archibald.  The history of Dahomy, an inland Kingdom of Africa. London: Cass, 1967.  DT541.65 .D35 1793A.

Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.  Madagascar; or, Robert Drury’s journal, during fifteen years’ captivity on that island.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1897.  PR3405 .M3 1897.

Elton, James Frederick.  Travels and researches among the lakes and mountains of eastern and central Africa, from the journals of J. Frederic Elton.  London: Cass, 1968.  DT365 .E6 1968.

Falconbridge, A. M. (Anna Maria) Narrative of two voyages to the River Sierra Leone during the years 1791-1793, performed by A. M. Falconbridge.  London: Cass, 1967.  G475 .F34 1967.

Forbes, Frederick Edwyn.  Dahomey and the Dahomans; being the journals of two missions to the King of Dahomey and residence at the capital in the years 1849 and 1850.  London: Cass, 1966.  DT541.4 .F6 1966.

Frobenius, Leo, 1873-1938.  The voice of Africa; being an account of the travels of the German Inner African Exploration Expedition in the years 1910-1912.  New York: B. Blom, 1968.  DT351 .F853 1968.

Hall, Richard Nicklin, 1853-1914.  The ancient ruins of Rhodesia: Monomotapae Imperium.  New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969.  DT957 .H17 1969.

Hamilton, A. (Angus), 1874-1913.  Somaliland, by Angus Hamilton, with 26 illustrations and a map.  London: Hutchinson and Co., 1911.  DT406 .H2.

Hattersley, C. W. (Charles W.)  The Baganda at home.London: Cass, 1968.  DT434.U2 H28 1968.

Holden, William Clifford.  History of the colony of Natal.  Cape Town: C. Struik, 1963.  DT868 .H72 1963.

Holden, William Clifford.  The past and future of the Kaffir races.  Cape Town: C. Struik, 1963. DT764.K2 H6 1963.

Hotten, John Camden, 1832-1873 ed.  Abyssinia and its people; or, Life in the land of Prester John.  New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969.  DT377 .H83 1969.

Johnston, Harry Hamilton, Sir, 1858-1927.  British Central Africa; an attempt to give some account of a portion of the territories under British influence north of the Zambezi.  New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969.  DT858 .J73 1969.