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AFRICA VIEW

By: Huxley, Julian

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Harper: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 4718

Condition: Very Good+


Front hinge started; Noted scientist Huxley visited colonial Africa at the request of the British government, and gives a unique scientific perspective to the issues facing the continent at the start of the Depression. Vivid orange boards ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 478 pages View more info

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OVER AFRICAN JUNGLES The Record of a Glorious Adventure over the Big Game Country of Africa 60,000 Miles by Airplane

By: Johnson, Martin

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 16964

Condition: Very Good


B&W Photographs; 8vo; 263 pages View more info

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FOUR YEARS IN PARADISE

By: Johnson, Osa

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Garden City, Halcyon House:

Order Number: 18481

Condition: Very Good+


Boards with light rubbing to extremities. ; An American travels to British East Africa ; B&W Photographs; 8vo View more info

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THE STORY OF MY LIFE

By: Johnston, Sir Harry H

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1923

Order Number: 4816

Condition: Very Good


Boards with light rubbing to extremities. Spine sunned. Former owner's name on front free endpaper. Front hinge weakening; Autobiography of lesser-known contemorary of Burton; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 504 pages View more info

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MEMORIES OF MASHONALAND

By: Knight-Bruce, G W H

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1895

Order Number: 4334

Condition: Very Good+


Chipping to spine. Bookplate. Hinges started; An English missionary lives amongst the Mashona peoples and here tells his tale ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 248 pages View more info

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GOOD-BYE DOLLY GRAY The Story of the Boer War

By: Kruger, Rayne

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1961

Order Number: 18480

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ tanned and with light chipping. One larger tear to bottom spine. Bookplate. Stamped. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 540 pages View more info

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NEW WIND IN A DRY LAND An Account of a Sojourn Among the Nomads of Somaliland

By: Laurence, Margaret

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1965

Order Number: 4723

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Slight wear to DJ. Organization stamp in endpapers ; Author Laurence lived two years in the deserts of Somaliland, where her engineer husband was employed building artificial lakes. Living amongst the people of the desert gives unique insight into the human condition ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 295 pages View more info

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NEW WIND IN A DRY LAND An Account of a Sojourn Among the Nomads of Somaliland

By: Laurence, Margaret

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1964

Edition: First American Edition

Order Number: 15638

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ with light chipping and one open tear ; Author Laurence lived two years in the deserts of Somaliland, where her engineer husband was employed building artificial lakes. Living amongst the people of the desert gives unique insight into the human condition. stated first American edition; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 295 pages View more info

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CENTRAL AFRICAN AIRWAYS GUIDE TO THE FEDERATION OF RHODESIA AND NYASALAND

By: Levin, L. S. [editor]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Salisbury, A. J. Levin: 1957

Order Number: 6925

Condition: Very Good


2" piece of spine missing. Front & rear boards reinforced to spine with tape. Ex-lib with Yale University discard slip laid in. Ink notation to half-title bleeding through to verso of front board. Light wear to extremities ; B & W and a few color photos illustrate this guidebook/advertisement for Central Africa. Numerous ads throughout outlining the advantages of vacationing/relocating/doing business in the area ; B&W Photographs; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 264 page... View more info

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GEMINI TO JOBURG The True Story of a Flight over Africa

By: Lewis, Cecil

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 3924

ISBN: 0670800627

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Tiny hole to DJ. Stamp on half title page ; Includes Random House promotional photo laid in. Maps in endpapers. Noted pilot Cecil Lewis takes a journey of the self as well as of the air, both looking back to WWI and WWII and looking forward to increased self-awareness ; 8vo; 182 pages View more info

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JUNGLE LINDSAY The Life and Adventures of Hector Lindsay

By: Lindsay, Hector

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Greenberg:

Order Number: 4187

Condition: Very Good


Spine with slight tanning and endpapers a bit yellow; Author Lindsay has done just about everything--performed with a circus, survived a shipwreck, lived amongst cannibals in the jungle, done a stretch in stir, owned an opium den---and that's just chapter one! Circa 1920's ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 282 pages View more info

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SOUTH OF THE MOON On Stanley's Trail through the Dark Continent

By: Littell, Blaine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 4232

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


DJ price clipped and with slight wear ; Author Littell retraces Henry Stanley's voyage through Africa, and reports on the state of affairs in the mid-sixties. A candid and interesting book ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 300 pages View more info

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THE LIFE OF ROBERT LAWS OF LIVINGSTONIA A Narrative of Missionary Adventure and Achievement

By: Livingstone, W P

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, George H Doran Company: N.D.

Order Number: 4246

Condition: Very Good


Minor rubbing to extremities. Front hinge starting. Former owner's name on front free endpaper; Everybody knows that Christian missionaries went into Africa, for better or worse, to convert them to the ways of 'civilization' and now you can read about these efforts from the side of the missionaries themselves; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 385 pages View more info

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UGHANDA TO KHARTOUM Life and Adventure on the Upper Nile

By: Lloyd, Albert B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1911

Edition: Third Edition

Order Number: 18456

Condition: Very Good-


Light rubbing to boards. Moderate foxing to first few pages, light foxing throughout the book. Occasional unopened pages ; Decorative boards; 8vo; 317 pages View more info

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SOUTH AFRICAN TRAITS

By: Mackinnon, Rev. James

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, James Gremmell: 1887

Edition: ex-library

Order Number: 15945

Condition: Very Good-


Boards with moderate wear to extremities. Light fraying to spine ends. Pp 33 gapping (but holding together) ; Observations based on several years in South Africa; 8vo; 301,16 pages View more info

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JOYCE CARY'S AFRICA

By: Mahood, M. M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1965

Edition: First American Edition

Order Number: 12928

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Light wear and two small open tears to DJ ; Author Cary spent five years in Nigeria and Cameroon around the time of WWI; Ex-Library; 8vo; 206 pages View more info

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AFRICAN SILENCES

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 18447

ISBN: 0679400214

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ with light shelfwear and a bit darkened ; An incisive and ultimately sad book about endangered wildlife in Africa, the conditions which give rise to poaching, the rampant corruption in government that contributes to the degradation of the environment. With maps in endpapers ; 8vo; 225 pages View more info

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AFRICAN SILENCES

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 3992

ISBN: 0679400214

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light shelfwear to DJ and with one small inkstain ; An incisive and ultimately sad book about endangered wildlife in Africa, the conditions which give rise to poaching, the rampant corruption in government that contributes to the degradation of the environment. With maps in endpapers ; 8vo; 225 pages View more info

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THE TREE WHERE MAN WAS BORN/THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE

By: Matthiessen, Peter & Porter, Eliot

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1972

Order Number: 16674

ISBN: 0002118366

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light wear with small tears and slight staining to price clipped DJ; Writer Matthiessen and photographer Porter join forces to bring Eastern Africa home to the reader; from the Upper Nile to Tanzania, north to Lake Rudolf in Kenya, and always, the animals; Color Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 247 pages View more info

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THE TREE WHERE MAN WAS BORN/THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE

By: Matthiessen, Peter; Porter, Eliot

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co. , Inc.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 18472

ISBN: 0525222650

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ with light shelfwear and one small chip; Writer Matthiessen and photographer Porter join forces to bring Eastern Africa home to the reader; from the Upper Nile to Tanzania, north to Lake Rudolf in Kenya, and always, the animals; Color Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 247 pages View more info

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THE TREE WHERE MAN WAS BORN/THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE

By: Matthiessen, Peter; Porter, Eliot

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co. , Inc.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 18471

ISBN: 0525222650

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ with light shelfwear; Writer Matthiessen and photographer Porter join forces to bring Eastern Africa home to the reader; from the Upper Nile to Tanzania, north to Lake Rudolf in Kenya, and always, the animals; Color Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 247 pages View more info

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THE TREE WHERE MAN WAS BORN/THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE

By: Matthiessen, Peter; Porter, Eliot

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co. , Inc.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 18470

ISBN: 0525222650

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Small corner on half title page missing. Back board corne lightly bumped; Writer Matthiessen and photographer Porter join forces to bring Eastern Africa home to the reader; from the Upper Nile to Tanzania, north to Lake Rudolf in Kenya, and always, the animals; Color Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 247 pages View more info

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THE TREE WHERE MAN WAS BORN/THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE

By: Matthiessen, Peter; Porter, Eliot

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co. , Inc.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 16675

ISBN: 0525222650

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Wear with small tears and slight staining to DJ. Light foxing to edges and endpapers ; Writer Matthiessen and photographer Porter join forces to bring Eastern Africa home to the reader; from the Upper Nile to Tanzania, north to Lake Rudolf in Kenya, and always, the animals; Color Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 247 pages View more info

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JUNGLES PREFERRED

By: Miller, Janet

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton and Mifflin: 1931

Order Number: 4150

Condition: Very Good


Boards with light rubbing. Spine a bit sunned. Previous owner's name in front endpaper ; Author Miller journeys into Africa at the behest of the Belgian government to offer medical services. Includes many incidental observations about the wildlife; B&W Photographs; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 321 pages View more info

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CECIL RHODES

By: Millin, Sarah Gertrude

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1933

Order Number: 12952

Condition: Very Good+


Boards with light rubbing to extremities. Gilt spine lettering faded ; Biography of Cecil Rhodes, founder of the De Beers diamond company and head of Rhodesia, which is now Zambia and Zimbabwe ; 8vo; 449 pages View more info

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THE NILE [TWO VOLUME SET]

By: Moorehead, Alan

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2001

Order Number: 16398

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Spines slightly faded from a sort of olive green to a brownish but otherwise immaculate ; Definitive two volume set collecting the White Nile and the Blue Nile, both lavishly illustrated stories of the decades of exploration and speculation regarding the origins of the Nile River. Beautifully written and illustrated, this is the set you'll need on everything Nile! comes in pristine slipcase; B&W and Color Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 320,301 pages View more info

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THE FEARFUL VOID

By: Moorhouse, Geoffrey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J B Lippincott Company: 1974

Order Number: 15229

ISBN: 0397010192

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Geoffrey Moorhouse was afraid. Very afraid . So he decided to confront his fear in order to get over it and cross the Sahara desert with two guides and six camels ; Color Photographs; 8vo; 288 pages View more info

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ADVENTUROUS LIFE

By: Mountevans, Admiral Lord

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.:

Order Number: 11130

Condition: Very Good


Slight wear to extremities. Spine lettering faded ; No date, circa late 1940s. Account of the author's indeed adventurous life, much of which was spent in the navy; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 259 pages View more info

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NORTH OF SOUTH An African Journey

By: Naipaul, Shiva

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 4245

ISBN: 0671247425

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ with light shelfwear ; 8vo; 349 pages View more info

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DAYBREAK IN THE DARK CONTINENT

By: Naylor, Wilson S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Laymen's Missionary Movement: 1908

Order Number: 18462

Condition: Very Good


Boards with light rubbing to extremities. Front hinge weakening. Light foxing and former owner's name to first blank page. ; Including several fold-out maps; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 315 pages View more info