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  • Borrow, Nik and Ron Demey
    A Guide to the Birds of Western Africa

    Edition: First printing

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001. Tall octavo, green cloth. pp 832. 147 colour plates, b&w illustrations, maps, index. Fine in fine jacket. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required. 0691095205

    Book ID: 46349
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  • HOLT, P.M.
    A MODERN HISTORY OF THE SUDAN from the Funj Sultanate to the present day

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Grove Press, 1961. Cloth & boards, pp 242 + plates; maps in text, index. Ink name at front, else fine. Jacket has small chip, VG otherwise. "This is the first full political, social, and economic survey of the Sudan."; Octavo

    Book ID: 53788
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  • WAUGH, Evelyn
    A TOURIST IN AFRICA

    Edition: First printing

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1960. Blue boards. Front cover seasonally bowed, small corner bruise to rear cover, else fine. Dust jacket lightly yellowed on spine and less so to rear panel, else fine, flap price intact. Port Said, Aden, Kenya, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanganyika, Rhodesia, Mozambique, Bechuanaland and South Africa in 1959. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 51179
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  • A VOYAGE TO ABYSSINIA...Containing the history, natural, civil, and ecclesiastical, of that remote and unrequited country, continued down to the beginning of the eighteenth century... by LOBO, Jerome, Father (Jerónimo Lobo (1595-1687) (Samuel Johnson)
    LOBO, Jerome, Father (Jerónimo Lobo (1595-1687) (Samuel Johnson)
    A VOYAGE TO ABYSSINIA...Containing the history, natural, civil, and ecclesiastical, of that remote and unrequited country, continued down to the beginning of the eighteenth century...

    London / Edinburgh: Elliot and Ray / C. Elliot, 1789. Second and best edition, enlarged and corrected, of the first edition in English. Title page continues: " With fifteen dissertations on various subjects, relating to the antiquities, government, religion, manners, and natural history of Abyssinia. By M. [Joachim] Le Grand. Translated from the French by Samuel Johnson, LL.D. To which are added, various other tracts by the same author not published by Sir John Hawkins or Mr Stockdale". Octavo. pp [2, original blank], (4), 500, (2, ads), [2, original blank]. Bound in modern polished brown calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering, new cream endpapers. Ink owner names on verso of title; yellowing and moderate soiling throughout; light damp…

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    London / Edinburgh: Elliot and Ray / C. Elliot, 1789. Second and best edition, enlarged and corrected, of the first edition in English. Title page continues: " With fifteen dissertations on various subjects, relating to the antiquities, government, religion, manners, and natural history of Abyssinia. By M. [Joachim] Le Grand. Translated from the French by Samuel Johnson, LL.D. To which are added, various other tracts by the same author not published by Sir John Hawkins or Mr Stockdale". Octavo. pp [2, original blank], (4), 500, (2, ads), [2, original blank]. Bound in modern polished brown calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering, new cream endpapers. Ink owner names on verso of title; yellowing and moderate soiling throughout; light damp stain to lower inner corners and narrow light damp stain to fore margins of pp 409 to end; partial flaking to a few letters on spine; in all, VG+ externally, generally VG internally, tight in the binding, neither hinges nor joints cracked, both blanks and ads present >>> First published in 1735, this was Dr. Johnson's first work. Jerónimo Lobo, a Portuguese Jesuit, traveled to Lake Tana and the Blue Nile, reaching the province of Damot. He was the second European to describe the sources of the Blue Nile and was the leading European expert on Abyssinia / Ethiopia of his day. Like the other Jesuits, he was expelled from the country in 1648. This second edition includes a new preface by the editor, George Gleig, in which he attacks the numerous printer's errors in the 1735 edition. It also includes material not in that edition. The fourth Dissertation is about the mythical Christian ruler Prester John. There are seven "other tracts" by Johnson in the book. Courtney & Smith pp 2-4. (Old former owners' names are James Geddes, Thornhill, 1828, George Sutton, and Thomas Haggart. I believe these men were residents of Ontario.)

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    Book ID: 46094
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  • Howell, F. Clark and François Bourlière, editors
    African Ecology and Human Evolution

    Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, 1966. Second printing. Dark blue cloth. (x), 666 pp, indexed, charts, one folding chart. Corner clipped from front free endpaper; small tan soil spots to fore edges, soft bruise to fore margin of a few leaves; else a VG clean and tight jacketless copy, no owner names. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required; Quarto

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 25025
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  • LESSING, Doris
    AFRICAN LAUGHTER: four visits to Zimbabwe

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: HarperCollins, 1992. Advance uncorrected proof. Orange non-pictorial card covers. Some spine sunning, else fine. Reproduced from typescript showing hand corrections and deletions. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50693
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  • ANGOLA. Mit 13 Bildertafeln, 5 Textskizzen und 1 Karte by MARQUARDSEN, Hugo
    MARQUARDSEN, Hugo
    ANGOLA. Mit 13 Bildertafeln, 5 Textskizzen und 1 Karte

    Berlin: Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), 1920. Orange printed wrappers. pp viii, (134), [2]. Frontispiece portrait + 12 plates. 5 maps and tables in text, Index. LACKING the large map. Covers darkened at margins, shallow chips to edges; spine has chios and repairs; text paper tanned, with some small edge chips from careless opening (text is mostly unopened); a good clean copy otherwise. The author was a geographer for the German colonial office. This was his last publication. German and Portuguese forces clashed on the border during WWI. ; Quarto.

    Book ID: 50670
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  • Gouvernement Général de l'Afrique Occidentale Française
    Annuaire et Mémoires du Comité d'Etudes Historiques et Scientifiques de l'Afrique Occidentale FrançaiseGouvernement Général de l'Afrique Occidentale Française

    Edition: First Edition

    Gorée, Dakar, Sénégal: Imprimerie du Gouvernement Général, 1916 & 1917. Two volumes, 1916 & 1917 volumes (all published). Tall octavo, yellow flexible cloth printed in red and black, marbled endpapers. 1916 volume: pp 519 + 1 plates (of beetles). Light foxing, mild soiling, to covers; minor wear to spine ends; text paper a little toned; VG clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise. 1917 volume: 519 pp + map + 4 folding plates. Spine has foxing, short cloth tear to top front joint, light cover soiling, text paper toned; VG clean and tight otherwise. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Book ID: 44550
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  • RATTRAY, R.S. (Capt. R. Sutherland Rattray)
    ASHANTI

    Edition: First printing

    Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, 1923. Octavo, rebound in darkgreen cloth, spine gilt lettered with crown device. pp 348 + plates + folding chart at rear. Ink ownership inscription at front; covers bowed; yellowing to page edges and to endpapers; puckering to some inner margins from inept binding; in all, a good clean, tight and unworn copy. Scarce in original edition. 1.5 kg parcel

    Book ID: 38937
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  • RATTRAY, R. Sutherland
    ASHANTI PROVERBS (The Primitive Ethics of a Savage People). Translated from the original with grammatical and anthroplogical notes. With a preface by Sir Hugh Clifford

    Edition: First printing

    Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, 1916. Octavo, rebound in dark green cloth, spine gilt lettered with crown device. pp (192) + frontispiece. War economy text paper a bit toned, endpapers yellowed, ink ownership inscription at front, VG clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise. A collection of 830 proverbs. Scarce in original edition.

    Book ID: 38936
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  • BARBOT, Jean
    BARBOT ON GUINEA: The Writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa 1678=1712. Edited by P.E. H. Hair, Adam Jones and Robin Law

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Hakluyt Society, 1992. Two volumes, blue cloth. pp (cxxviii), 327; (xiv), 331-916, maps & illustrations in text, indexed. Fine in very nearly fine jackets. Note: Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. ; Octavo 0904180336

    Book ID: 29462
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  • Warwick, Peter
    Black People and the South African War 1899-1902 (African Studies)

    Edition: First Edition

    Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004. The paper issue. pp xiv, 226. Index, bibliography, notes. Ink owner name at front, else fine. "The South African War was a costly and bitterly contested struggle. It was fought in a region populated by five million people, four million of whom were black. This is the first history of the war to focus upon the wartime experiences of black people, and to examine the war in the context of a complex and rapidly changing colonial society increasingly shaped, but not yet transformed, by mining capital. " - cover 0521272246

    Book ID: 44094
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  • WRIGHT, Richard
    BLACK POWER. A Record of Reactions in a Land of Pathos.

    Edition: Firsr printing

    New York: Harper, 1954. Black cloth and maroon board, yellow endpaper maps. Yellowing to page edges, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has tiny rubbed chips to spine ends and outer corners, VG otherwise. The noted African-American novelist's account of his trip to Africa's Gold Coast.

    Book ID: 43283
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  • WRIGHT, Richard
    BLACK POWER. A Record of Reactions in a Land of Pathos.

    Edition: Firsr printing

    New York: Harper, 1954. Black cloth and maroon boards. Slight shelf rubbing to foot of spine, lower edges of covers, outer corners; near fine otherwise, no previous owner marks. Dust jacket spine has some sunning, rubbing to front spine fold, small rubbed chips to spine tips; very small chips to outer corners; in all, VG, flap price intact. The noted African-American novelist's account of his trip to Africa's Gold Coast.

    Book ID: 12235
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  • Uzoigwe, Godfrey N.
    Britain and the Conquest of Africa: The Age of Salisbury

    Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1974. Red cloth. pp 403. Index. Ink owner name at front, else a VG clean and unworn copy in VG jacket. 047208920x

    Book ID: 48725
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  • MARSH, Zoe, editor
    EAST AFRICA THROUGH CONTEMPORARY RECORDS.

    Edition: First Edition

    Cambridge University Press, 1961. Blue pictorial boards. (2), (xxii), (215) pp. Maps and plates. Ink name to front pastedown, else nearly fine, without jacket (as issued, I believe).

    Book ID: 1425
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  • Pobéguin, H
    Essai sur la Flore de la Guinée Française:Produits forestiers, agricoles et industriels

    Edition: First Edition

    Paris: Augustin Challamel, 1906. Tall octavo, original printed paper covers. pp [2], 392, [2] + 80 plates + folding map. General index and index of tribes. New paper spine with label; front cover has light soiling and small chip to lower inner corner; rear cover has creased tears and corner torn away (no text loss); thin brittle fly leaves front and rear are tanned, with small rubber stamp at front, chips at rear; otherwise a VG copy, text clean, tight and unworn, the whole now protected with a plastic wrapper. Flora of French Guinea (now Guinea). Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required

    Book ID: 45343
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  • BROWN, Roger Glenn
    FASHODA RECONSIDERED: the impact of domestic politics on French policy in Africa 1893-1898

    Edition: First Edition

    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1970. Blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp (xii), 157, [7]. Bibliography, index. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has nicks and rubbing at foot of yellowed spine, three ink digits on rear panel, VG otherwise.

    Book ID: 43923
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  • FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF AFRICANISTS, 11th-18th December, 1962

    Accra, Ghana: University of Ghana, 1962. A collection of 15 papers from this congress bound together in plain black cloth, top edges yellow. Reproduced from typescript, printed on rectos only, all have title pages extra to the pagination and many also have the original illustrated front cover. Includes: Sculptors and Sculptures of the Dan by Dr. Hans Hemmelheber (Doc. 16, 9 pp); The Graphic Artists of Poto-Poto by Rolf Italiaander (Doc. 19, 7 pp); Prehistorie, Protohistorie et Histoire Tchadiennes by Jean-Paul Lebeuf (Doc. 22, 13 pp); African Studies: Priorities in Botanical Teaching and Research by C.S. Puri (Doc. 23, 24 pp); Misoneism and Innovation in Ethiopian History by Richard Parkhurst (Doc. 24, 20 pp); A Scheme for Writing a…

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    Accra, Ghana: University of Ghana, 1962. A collection of 15 papers from this congress bound together in plain black cloth, top edges yellow. Reproduced from typescript, printed on rectos only, all have title pages extra to the pagination and many also have the original illustrated front cover. Includes: Sculptors and Sculptures of the Dan by Dr. Hans Hemmelheber (Doc. 16, 9 pp); The Graphic Artists of Poto-Poto by Rolf Italiaander (Doc. 19, 7 pp); Prehistorie, Protohistorie et Histoire Tchadiennes by Jean-Paul Lebeuf (Doc. 22, 13 pp); African Studies: Priorities in Botanical Teaching and Research by C.S. Puri (Doc. 23, 24 pp); Misoneism and Innovation in Ethiopian History by Richard Parkhurst (Doc. 24, 20 pp); A Scheme for Writing a Cultural History of Sudan by Jamel M. Ahmed (Doc. 29, 30 pp); The Role of Local Communities Among the Sedentary Population of the Northern Sudan by Ladislav Holy (Doc. 30, 9 pp); Current Problems in the Education of an African Scientist - and the Role Such a Scientist Could Play in the Economic and Social Development of Africa by W.C. Otieno (Doc.33, 10 pp); Social Research and Problems of African Economic and Social Development by Absolom L. Vilakazi (Doc. 35, 6 pp); Unity and Diversity in African Music: A Problem of Synthesis by J.H. Kwabena Nketia (Doc. 36, 13 pp); An Outline of the Religion and Cult Organization of the Oyo Yoruba by P. Morton-Williams (Doc. 37, 9 pp); Note on the Socio-Economic and Cultural Role of Sufi Brotherhoods and Marabutism in the Modern Mahgrib by P. Slimar (Doc. 38, 17 pp); The Project of Fontes Africae Historiae (Preliminary Report) by Ivan Hrbek (Doc. 39, 5 pp); Malaria, Population Growth and Economic Growth in Africa by J.C. Edozeem (Doc. 42, 6 pp); and Address of Welcome to the First International Congress of Africanists by K. Onwuka Dike, who was the Chairman (Doc. 43, 3 pp). Covers are bowed; soft creases to Doc. 35; pencil underlining to Doc. 39 (this book was purchased in Prague and it may have been Mr. Hrbek's copy - he was with the Oriental Institute in Prague); short cracks to inner hinges; otherwise a VG clean, tight and unworn copy of a very scarce item.; Quarto

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    Book ID: 25857
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  • Altmann, Stuart A.
    Foraging for Survival: Yearling Baboons in Africa

    Edition: First printing

    University of Chicago Press, 1998. Green cloth. pp xii, 609. Index. Fine in fine jacket. Offered at half in print price (2016). 0226015955

    Book ID: 46392
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