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  • RATTRAY, R.Sutherland
    HAUSA FOLK- LORE, CUSTOMS, PROVERBS, ETC. Collected and transliterated with English translation and notes. With a preface by R.R. Marett. In two volumes

    Edition: First paperbound edition

    Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, 1913. Two volumes, octavo, rebound in dark green cloth, spine gilt lettered with crown device. pp xxiv, (328); (326) + frontispiece in each volume and 2 further plates in Vol. II. Many reproductions in text. Text in Hausa and English. Covers bowed,, yellowing to endpapers and page edges; else a VG clean, tight and unworn pair. Scarce in original edition. 2.5 kg parcel

    Book ID: 38939
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  • FAIRLEY, Donald A.
    HUNTING PYGMY HUNTERS

    Findlay, Ohio: Fundamental Truth Publishers, no date. Mid-20th century. pp 85, [3]. Card covers. Photos. Ink ownership inscription and foxing to the title page, else a VG clean and unworn copy. Missionary in Gabon. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.; 12mo

    Book ID: 50811
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  • Williams, Denis
    Icon and Image: A Study of Sacred and Secular Forms of African Classical Art

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Allen Lane, 1974. Black cloth. pp (xviii), 331, [3]. 219 b&w reproductions, 2 maps, and 6 tables in text. Bookplate on front pastedown hidden by jacket flap, yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has bubbling to lamination at gutters, two corner tears to front panel, VG otherwise. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.; Small quarto 0713904771

    Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 28459
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  • Sinclair, Ian; Hockey, Phil; Tarboton, Warwick
    Illustrated Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa

    Edition: First US Edition

    Priceton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995. Octavo, blue cloth. pp 426. Colour illustrations, index. Fine copy. Jacket has crease and short tear to foot of spine, VG otherwise. 0691044694

    Book ID: 46346
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  • SHAH, Tahir
    IN ARABIAN NIGHTS: a cravan of Moroccan dreams

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Bantam, 2008. Cloth and boards. Fine in fine jacket. Inscribed by noted Canadian poet and painter P.K. Page (signed "P.K."); Octavo

    Book ID: 53258
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  • JOURNAL OF A RESIDENCE AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE; with Excursions into the Interior, and Notes on the Natural History, and the Native Tribes by BUNBURY, Charles J.F.
    BUNBURY, Charles J.F.
    JOURNAL OF A RESIDENCE AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE; with Excursions into the Interior, and Notes on the Natural History, and the Native Tribes

    Edition: First Edition

    London: John Murray, 1848. Original green cloth. pp xii, 297, (3, ads) + wood-engraved frontispiece and four other plates. From the library of the Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet, so designated on front cover by hand in ink "Signet Library" and also on front pastedown with shelf label. Spine a bit worn at ends, with cloth split to rear joint neatly repaired and two small chips to joints just below centre; wear to one outer corner neatly repaired; neat internal repairs to separations in text; occasional mild text soiling; a little leaned; in all, a good copy, now tight in the binding, text unworn, and looking better than it sounds. An important work on South Africa, with extensive observations…

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    London: John Murray, 1848. Original green cloth. pp xii, 297, (3, ads) + wood-engraved frontispiece and four other plates. From the library of the Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet, so designated on front cover by hand in ink "Signet Library" and also on front pastedown with shelf label. Spine a bit worn at ends, with cloth split to rear joint neatly repaired and two small chips to joints just below centre; wear to one outer corner neatly repaired; neat internal repairs to separations in text; occasional mild text soiling; a little leaned; in all, a good copy, now tight in the binding, text unworn, and looking better than it sounds. An important work on South Africa, with extensive observations on the botany of the region, and an account of the Great Trek of the Boers, then underway. The Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet is a private society of Scottish solicitors, dating back to 1594 and part of the College of Justice. Writers to the Signet originally had special privileges in relation to the drawing up of documents which required to be signeted, but these have since disappeared and the Society is now an independent, non-regulatory association of solicitors. The Society maintains the Category A listed Signet Library, part of the Parliament House complex in Edinburgh, and members of the Society are entitled to the postnominal letters WS." - Wiklipedia. "Sir Charles James Fox Bunbury, 8th Baronet, FRS (4 February 1809 -18 June 1886) was an English naturalist....He was a keen botanist and geologist with a particular interest in paleobotany. He collected plant specimens on expeditions to South America in 1833 and South Africa in 1838. He also accompanied his great friend Sir Charles Lyell, the geologist, on an expedition to Madeira. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1851." - Wikipedia.; Octavo

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    Book ID: 50676
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  • MARTELLI, George
    LIVINGSTONE'S RIVER. A History of the Zambezi Expedition 1858-1864.

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1969. Octavo. Dark blue cloth. 286, (2) pp. Endpaper maps. Fine in near fine jacket.

    Book ID: 1416
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  • SINCLAIR, Gordon
    LOOSE AMONG DEVILS

    Toronto: Doubleday, Doran, and Gundy, 1935. Inscribed by the author; Octavo, light green cloth lettered in black, red top page edges. pp (xii), 276 + frontispiece portrait (by Charles Comfort) and 18 photos on 9 leaves. Inscribed by the author "Jim Munro . From one exaggeration to another. Gordon Sinclair." Sunning to spine and margins of covers; plates a little rippled; 1985 ink owner name at top margin of front pastedown; VG clean and unworn jacketless copy otherwise. The popular Canadian journalist, author, and public figure's third book, a travelogue about Devil's Island, French Guiana, and West Africa. ; Signed by the author

    Book ID: 35874
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  • GARBUTT, Nick
    MAMMALS OF MADAGASCAR

    Edition: First printing

    New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1999. Quarto, green boards. pp 320. Colour and b&w illustrations, index. Faint damp stains to covers, a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy otherwise.. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Book ID: 46141
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  • MARLOWE, John
    MISSION TO KHARTOUM: the apotheosis of General Gordon

    London: History Book Club, 1969. Pale green boards. pp 324. Endpaper maps, index. Sunning to spine and upper margin of front cover, VG clean and unworn jacketless copy otherwise ; Octavo

    Book ID: 54155
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  • GRIFFIN, Scott
    MY HEART IS AFRICA: a flying adventure

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Thomas Allen, 2006. Inscribed by Author; Card covers with flaps. Colour photos. Fine copy. Inscribed by the author to a noted Canadian literary couple. Two years' service with the Flying Doctors Service, flying from Newfoundland and back and around Afica in a single engine Cessna 180. ; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 53121
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  • Peter C. Alden; Richard D. Estes; Duane Schlitter; Bunny McBride
    National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. 2001 fourth printing. Flexible vinyl binding with printed wraparound band. Colour illustrations, index. Fine copy, no owner marks, of this excellent guide. 0679432345

    Book ID: 46365
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  • Nouvelle aventure en Afrique: I-au pays de la soif et de la peur. II- hommes noirs et bêtes sauvages... by Hébert, Jacques, 1923-2007
    Hébert, Jacques, 1923-2007
    Nouvelle aventure en Afrique: I-au pays de la soif et de la peur. II- hommes noirs et bêtes sauvages...

    Edition: First printing

    Montréal: Fides, 1953. 2 volumes. Card covers with flaps. pp (252); (255) + photos in each; map in each text. Each book a little leaned; Vol. I has fading to the spine; Vol. II has small worn spot at foot of spine and slight rubbing to upper spine fold; VG clean and unworn pair otherwise. This was Canadian scholar and frequent reviewer of French-Canadian literature W.E. Collin's copy. It has his catalogue card laid in in each volume. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 47535
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  • FISHER, Ruth B.
    ON THE BORDERS OF PIGMY LAND

    London: Marshall Brothers, no date (ca. 1910?). 4th printing. Octavo, light green cloth with photographic panel on front cover. pp (2), (x), 215 + numerous plates, title page printed in red & black. Spine only very lightly darkened; bit of foxing to page edges and in text; else a fine, bright, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Fisher was the wife of a missionary to Uganda.

    Book ID: 32749
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  • CLARKE, Lindsay
    SUNDAY WHITEMAN

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cape, 1987. Black boards. Yellowing to page edges and light toning to text paper, as usual, else fine in fine jacket. Author's first book, a very well-received novel set in West Africa. 0224024884

    Book ID: 8136
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  • THE ALBERT NYANZA, GREAT BASIN OF THE NILE and explorations of the Nile sources by BAKER, Samuel White
    BAKER, Samuel White
    THE ALBERT NYANZA, GREAT BASIN OF THE NILE and explorations of the Nile sources

    Edition: First US Edition

    London / Philadelphia: Macmillan / Lippincott, 1866. Original brown pictorial pebble grain cloth stamped in gilt, bordered in blind, brown endpapers. pp [2], (v)-xxvi, 516 + photogravure frontispiece portrait with tissue guard + title leaf on slightly thicker paper + 1 colour plate + 13 b&w plates (12 called for) + 1 colour map + 1 folding colour map. 20 vignette text illustrations. Erratum slip tipped in at rear. Complete, including the plate at p 464 "Skirmish with the natives" not called for in the list of illustrations. Spine lightly sunned with modest wear at ends, soft vertical crease; front inner hinge cracked but firm; rubber stamped Galt, Ontario, owner name in corner of title leaf; 5 inch tear…

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    London / Philadelphia: Macmillan / Lippincott, 1866. Original brown pictorial pebble grain cloth stamped in gilt, bordered in blind, brown endpapers. pp [2], (v)-xxvi, 516 + photogravure frontispiece portrait with tissue guard + title leaf on slightly thicker paper + 1 colour plate + 13 b&w plates (12 called for) + 1 colour map + 1 folding colour map. 20 vignette text illustrations. Erratum slip tipped in at rear. Complete, including the plate at p 464 "Skirmish with the natives" not called for in the list of illustrations. Spine lightly sunned with modest wear at ends, soft vertical crease; front inner hinge cracked but firm; rubber stamped Galt, Ontario, owner name in corner of title leaf; 5 inch tear to folding map repaired on the blank side, the map with small creases and a slight misfold; book slightly leaned; in all a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, attractive. Made from UK sheets with small Lippincott spine imprint ("J.B.L. & Co."). The 1866 UK first was in a two volume format. "The discovery of the Albert Nyanza was the most remarkable feat accomplished in Baker's adventurous career; the work of Speke and Grant was thus completed, and the source of the Nile freed from mystery. Baker's name will ever be associated with the solution of the problem of the Nile source. The fact also that the whole expedition had been independently devised and the charges thereof defrayed by the traveller added not a little to the honor of his achievement. [His account] immediately became popular, and many editions have been issued" (DNB). 1.5 kg parcel; Octavo

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    Book ID: 51420
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  • MOORHEAD, Alan
    THE BLUE NILE

    Harmondsworth: Second printing of the Penguin edition. Uses the text of the 1972 hardcover revised edition. Many illustrations, some in colour. Near fine copy. .95 kg parcel; Quarto

    Book ID: 54153
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  • JOHNSTON, H.H., F.R.G.S., F.Z.S.
    THE HISTORY OF A SLAVE

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Kegan Paul,Trench, 1889. Red pictorial cloth stamped in black, spine gilt lettered. pp [2], xii, 168 + 47 plates engraved from author's drawings (complete). Spine is faded, with gilt lettering faint, shallow chips across ends; only a few small cover marks; Ontario Legislative Library discard, with their discard rubber stamp at front and on verso of title, another library's small rubber stamp at front, small rubber stamps and ink notations in four corners of title page; occasional rubber stamps in text; evidence of removed pouch inside rear cover; in all, a good copy, text a little toned but clean, tight and unworn. "The 'History of a Slave' is an attempt to give a realistic sketch of life in…

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    London: Kegan Paul,Trench, 1889. Red pictorial cloth stamped in black, spine gilt lettered. pp [2], xii, 168 + 47 plates engraved from author's drawings (complete). Spine is faded, with gilt lettering faint, shallow chips across ends; only a few small cover marks; Ontario Legislative Library discard, with their discard rubber stamp at front and on verso of title, another library's small rubber stamp at front, small rubber stamps and ink notations in four corners of title page; occasional rubber stamps in text; evidence of removed pouch inside rear cover; in all, a good copy, text a little toned but clean, tight and unworn. "The 'History of a Slave' is an attempt to give a realistic sketch of life in the Western Sudan...[It] is based on what I have seen and heard when travelling in North Africa, in the Niger Delta, and on the Cross River. I have pieced together the accounts given me by negro slaves in the Barbary States and in Western Equitorial Africa, especially by Mlbudikum people, with whom I have conversed in Old Calabar." - Preface. The illustrations are graphic and in part disturbing. Slavery as practiced by black Africans and Muslims at the time (slavery is still condoned and practiced by Muslims in the Sudan). ; Squarish octavo

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    Book ID: 42011
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  • MAURICE, F., Major-General, Sir, and Sir George Arthur (Garnet Wolsley, Viscount, Field-Marshal)
    THE LIFE OF LORD WOLSELEY. With a Foreword by General Sir R. Wingate

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Heinemann, 1924. Thick octavo, black cloth stamped in red. pp (xxiv), 375 + corrigenda slip at p. 1 + 16 plates + 2 folding maps.16 illustrations and 2 maps in text. Spine cloth chipped at ends; damp spotting to covers; armorial bookplate at front; offset yellowing to endpapers; page edges age darkened; VG otherwise, tight in the binding, text clean and unworn. "Field Marshal Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley KP GCB OM GCMG VD PC (4 June 1833 - 25 March 1913) was a British army officer. He served in Burma, the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny, China, Canada, and widely throughout Africa including his brilliantly executed Ashanti campaign (1873-1874) and the Nile Expedition against Mahdist Sudan…

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    London: Heinemann, 1924. Thick octavo, black cloth stamped in red. pp (xxiv), 375 + corrigenda slip at p. 1 + 16 plates + 2 folding maps.16 illustrations and 2 maps in text. Spine cloth chipped at ends; damp spotting to covers; armorial bookplate at front; offset yellowing to endpapers; page edges age darkened; VG otherwise, tight in the binding, text clean and unworn. "Field Marshal Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley KP GCB OM GCMG VD PC (4 June 1833 - 25 March 1913) was a British army officer. He served in Burma, the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny, China, Canada, and widely throughout Africa including his brilliantly executed Ashanti campaign (1873-1874) and the Nile Expedition against Mahdist Sudan in 1884-85." -Wikipedia. Chapter 3 (pp 34-53) is on the American Civil War and the 1870 Riel Rebellion in Western Canada. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

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    Book ID: 36339
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  • THE MARRIAGE OF HILARY CARDEN by HYATT, Stanley Portal
    HYATT, Stanley Portal
    THE MARRIAGE OF HILARY CARDEN

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Macmillan, no date (1909). Made from sheets of the London: T.Werner Laurie, 1909, first edition. Red pictorial cloth stamped in black and white, spine gilt lettered. pp (viii), 300 (12, Laurie ads). Mild flaking to the white band of sky in top margin of front cover; else a fine, bright copy. Hyatt, an Englishman from a well-to-do background, threw it all off for a life of adventure and exploration, which he certainly had, traveling to Australia, up the China coast to Vladivostok, fighting for the Americans in the Philippines, Mozambique, and most notably Rhodesia, where he was a considerable presence and where this novel is set.. In his autobiograpy, 'The Diary of a Soldier of Fortune', Hyatt described…

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    Toronto: Macmillan, no date (1909). Made from sheets of the London: T.Werner Laurie, 1909, first edition. Red pictorial cloth stamped in black and white, spine gilt lettered. pp (viii), 300 (12, Laurie ads). Mild flaking to the white band of sky in top margin of front cover; else a fine, bright copy. Hyatt, an Englishman from a well-to-do background, threw it all off for a life of adventure and exploration, which he certainly had, traveling to Australia, up the China coast to Vladivostok, fighting for the Americans in the Philippines, Mozambique, and most notably Rhodesia, where he was a considerable presence and where this novel is set.. In his autobiograpy, 'The Diary of a Soldier of Fortune', Hyatt described his experiences as "Engineer, Sheep Station Hand, Nigger Driver, Hunter, Trader, Transport Rider, Labour Agent, Cold Storage Engineer, Explorer, Lecturer, Pressman, American Soldier, Blockade Runner and Tramp". Having had successes and many failures in his business ventures in Africa, he returned to England where he had a successful career as a novelist and writer. He became quite ill from his travels, contracting malaria, becoming a morphine addict and dying of tuberculosis at age 37. The present novel is scarce in any edition and rare in this Canadian issue. AMICUS locates only one copy in Canadian libraries.; Octavo

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    Book ID: 48421
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