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  • MOLLEL, Tololwa
    THE ORPHAN BOY . Illustrated by Paul Moriin (signed)

    Toronto: Oxford, (1992). Inscribed by Illustrator; Fourth printing (first was 1990). Glossy pictorial boards. pp [32]. Fine copy. Inscribed by the illustrator "To Shari, best wishes, Paul Morin". Winner of the 1990 Governor General's Award for illustration and the Canada Council Children's Literature Prize. Excellent colour illustrations. A story of the Maasai by a Tanzanian author, now a resident of Alberta. ; Quarto; Signed by Illustrator

    Book ID: 50861
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  • JONES, Roger
    THE RESCUE OF EMIN PASHA: The Story of Henry M. Stanley and the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, 1887 - 1889

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: St. Martin's Press, 1973. Green cloth. pp (xiv), 465 + plates + folding map at rear; index. Ink name at front, light sunning to margins of covers, else fine. Dust jacket has small tears, VG otherwise. 2 kg parcel; Octavo

    Book ID: 47808
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  • JAMES, Lawrence
    THE SAVAGE WARS: British campaigns in Africa 1870-1920

    Edition: Book Club Edition

    New York: St Martins Press, c1985. pp 297. Many photos, index. Ink owner name, else fine in VG jacket.; Octavo

    Book ID: 48142
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  • MARKHAM, Violet R.
    THE SOUTH AFRICAN SCENE

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Smith, Elder, 1913. Red cloth. pp viii, 450, (2, ads). Spine lightly darkened, with mild rubbing at inks; 1914 ink name on half-title page, VG otherwise. Travels, political and social observations.

    Book ID: 41771
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  • Laband, John and Ian Knight
    The War Correspondents: the Anglo-Zulu War

    Edition: First printing

    Thrupp, Stroud, Glocestershire: Bramley Books / Sutton Publishing, 1996. Glossy pictorial boards. pp 170; illustrated, index. Ink owner name, else fine in fine jacket. ; Tall octavo

    Book ID: 48010
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  • MOORHEAD, Alan
    THE WHITE NILE

    Harmondsworth: 1983. Second printing of the Penguin edition. Uses the text of the 1971 hardcover revised edition. Many illustrations, some in colour. Fine copy. .95 kg parcel; Quarto

    Book ID: 54152
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  • Knight, Ian
    The Zulu War, 1879

    Edition: First printing

    Botley, Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2003. Card covers, pp 95 + ads, colour and b&w illustrations, index. Ink owner name, else fine. Essential Histories 56. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.; Tall octavo 1841766127

    Book ID: 47967
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  • THINKING BLACK: 22 years without a break in the long grass of Central Africa by CRAWFORD, D. (Daniel Crawford, 1870-1926)
    CRAWFORD, D. (Daniel Crawford, 1870-1926)
    THINKING BLACK: 22 years without a break in the long grass of Central Africa

    New York: Doran, no date (1912). Tan cloth, front cover stamped in black, spine gilt lettered, endpaper maps, some printing in red.. pp xvi, 485, [1), (18, index) + 20 plates (4 in colour). The colour plates, which have captioned tissue guards, are tipped to thin black paper. The black paper of the frontispiece is seriously chipped. Repaired with clear archival paper tape including along the inner margin of the colour plate. Small corner chip to one other black leaf. Xmas, 1913, ink gift inscription and one other ink name on half-title page; spine very lightly sunned; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Made from plates of the London, 1912, edition. Crawford was a Scottish missionary for…

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    New York: Doran, no date (1912). Tan cloth, front cover stamped in black, spine gilt lettered, endpaper maps, some printing in red.. pp xvi, 485, [1), (18, index) + 20 plates (4 in colour). The colour plates, which have captioned tissue guards, are tipped to thin black paper. The black paper of the frontispiece is seriously chipped. Repaired with clear archival paper tape including along the inner margin of the colour plate. Small corner chip to one other black leaf. Xmas, 1913, ink gift inscription and one other ink name on half-title page; spine very lightly sunned; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Made from plates of the London, 1912, edition. Crawford was a Scottish missionary for the Plymouth Brethren from 1890. Angola, the Congo, Rhodesia, and Mozambique. This book was recommended reading for those who wanted to work in partnership with Africans rather than as overlords. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

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    Book ID: 43861
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  • THROUGH THE KALAHARI DESERT: a narrative of a journey with gun, camera, and note-book to Lake N'Gami and back by FARINI, G.A. (William Leonard Hunt, 1838 -1929)
    FARINI, G.A. (William Leonard Hunt, 1838 -1929)
    THROUGH THE KALAHARI DESERT: a narrative of a journey with gun, camera, and note-book to Lake N'Gami and back

    Edition: First of this edition

    Cape Town (South Africa): C. Struik, 1973. Facsimile reprint of the London, 1886, original, the deluxe issue, number 50 of 50 mechanically numbered copies bound in half leather and brown boards, gilt device on front cover, spine with large green label, raised bands, gilt lettered. pp (6), two leaves of portraits, (iii)-(476) + plates on text paper + 2 folding maps at p. 428 and at rear. Illustrations in text, index. Very small chips to corners of spine label, else fine, no owner names. Volume 43 in the publisher's Africana Collectanea Series.>>> William Leonard Hunt was born in Lockport, New York. His parents moved to Hope Township (Port Hope) in 1843, and then to Bowmanville, ON, where he grew…

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    Cape Town (South Africa): C. Struik, 1973. Facsimile reprint of the London, 1886, original, the deluxe issue, number 50 of 50 mechanically numbered copies bound in half leather and brown boards, gilt device on front cover, spine with large green label, raised bands, gilt lettered. pp (6), two leaves of portraits, (iii)-(476) + plates on text paper + 2 folding maps at p. 428 and at rear. Illustrations in text, index. Very small chips to corners of spine label, else fine, no owner names. Volume 43 in the publisher's Africana Collectanea Series.>>> William Leonard Hunt was born in Lockport, New York. His parents moved to Hope Township (Port Hope) in 1843, and then to Bowmanville, ON, where he grew up. Fascinated by the circus from an early age, he determined to become an acrobat and trained himself to proficiency. Changing his name to Guillermo Antonio Farini and adopting the stage name "The Great Farini", "he made his most famous tightrope performances at Niagara Falls during 1860, commencing on August 15. His feats included crossing a high wire with a man on his back or with a sack over his entire body, turning somersaults while on the rope, hanging from it by his feet, and other seemingly impossible manoeuvres." (Wikipedia). Farini toured the USA and Europe as an acrobat, becoming famous, retiring in 1869, but not before inventing the standard circus stunt "the human cannonball". "Farini purportedly overcame many obstacles when he traversed the Kalahari Desert on foot during his stay in Africa, allegedly becoming the first white man to survive the crossing. He also claimed to have found the famous Lost City of the Kalahari, but his claims have never been verified." - Wiklipedia. The Lost City is almost certainly a fable. The original edition of this book is very scarce and costly. 1.5 kg parcel

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    Book ID: 53215
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  • ROOME, William J.W.
    TRAMPING THROUGH AFRICA. A Dozen Crossings of the Continent

    Edition: First Edition

    London: A.& C. Black, 1930. Original tan cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp [2], (xiv), 330, [2, ads], [2] + 32 plates from the author's photos and a folding map at rear. Foxing to top page edges, spine very lightly sunned, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. Author's account of his travels over 110,000 miles as a missionary in Central Africa.; Octavo

    Book ID: 27154
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