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Carl Akeley's Africa - The Account of the Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, Akeley, Mary L. Jobe
1 Carl Akeley's Africa - The Account of the Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History
Akeley, Mary L. Jobe
New York Dodd Mead 1929 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Second printing (November, 1929). Very clean green ribbed cloth boards with black ape decoration on cover, giraffe decoration on spine; stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean map-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Foreword by Henry Fairfield Osborn. Preface by the author. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Frontispiece photo portrait of Carl Akeley. 321 pages with index. 024197

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One Dry Season: In the Footsteps of Mary Kingsley, Alexander, Caroline
2 One Dry Season: In the Footsteps of Mary Kingsley
Alexander, Caroline
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1990 0-394-57455-9 / 9780394574554 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige boards with clean green cloth spine with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 290 pgs. with bibliography. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no wear, no tears. As new book and dustjacket. Jacket enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 015274

Price: 15.00 USD
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Days of Honey: The Tunisian Boyhood of Rafael Uzan, Awret, Irene
3 Days of Honey: The Tunisian Boyhood of Rafael Uzan
Awret, Irene
New York Schocken Books 1984 0-8052-3923-5 / 9780805239232 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 245 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with very slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A memoir capturing the personalities and traditions of Jewish-Tunisian culture. 6-1/2" x 9-1/4". Biography. 017034

Price: 18.00 USD
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Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda, Barnett, Michael
4 Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda
Barnett, Michael
Ithaca/London Cornell University Press 2002 0-8014-3883-7 / 9780801438837 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean light beige boards with tan cloth spine, black stamped lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 215 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. As new book and dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 011926

Price: 35.00 USD
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African Intrigue, Batson, Alfred
5 African Intrigue
Batson, Alfred
Garden City Garden City Publishing 1933 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Black cloth boards with unchipped gold illustration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. Cloth boards are quite clean (a few small faint spots). No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers (illustrated with maps). No names, writing or marks. 307 pgs. True adventure set in the early 1900's when France and Germany are straining for territorial expansion in Africa, and Germany wants her share of the spoils. 013315

Price: 20.00 USD
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6 In Africa with Schweitzer
Berman, Dr. Edgar
Far Hills, NJ New Horizon Press 1986 0-88282-025-7 / 9780882820255 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Clean gold boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 308 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has very light wear at top & bottom of spine and to one corner, very small closed edge tear (1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "A remarkable memoir by the U.S. surgeon who worked with Schweitzer". "A moving, in-depth portrait of one of this century's most remarkable men and of the provacative writer-physician who sought him out". 8vo. Biography. 007716

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In Africa with Schweitzer, Berman, Dr. Edgar
7 In Africa with Schweitzer
Berman, Dr. Edgar
Far Hills, NJ New Horizon Press 1986 0-88282-025-7 / 9780882820255 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige boards with toast brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 308 pgs. illustrated with photographs, map. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with light corner wear, one closed edge tear (1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 008195

Price: 12.00 USD
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Fire in the Bush: A Novel of Africa, Bernier, Paul
8 Fire in the Bush: A Novel of Africa
Bernier, Paul
New York P. J. Kenedy & Sons 1957 First Thus Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean yellow cloth boards with brown lettering on spine. No surface wear or bumping. Binding is tight and square. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright; no writing or marks. 225 pgs. Clean, bright dustjacket is not price clipped, with a very light hint of edge wear to top/base of spine; no significant chips, tears or creases. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Translated from French by Roch Le Page. 014963

Price: 15.00 USD
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Episode in the Transvaal, Bloom, Harry
9 Episode in the Transvaal
Bloom, Harry
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1955 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear at top and bottom spine edges, no fraying, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, but tanned. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 295 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, with a few short closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's first novel, set in South Africa during the time when South Africans were determined to win the right of self-rule. 019393

Price: 25.00 USD
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Man Eater Motel - And Other Stops on the Railway to Nowhere: An East African Traveler's Nighbook, Boyles, Denis
10 Man Eater Motel - And Other Stops on the Railway to Nowhere: An East African Traveler's Nighbook
Boyles, Denis
New York Ticknor and Fields 1991 0-395-58082-X / 9780395580820 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean beige boards (one tiny small faint spot on lower edge of front board), clean brown cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Maps on endpapers. Illustrated with photographs. 253 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "Denis Boyles tells the truth about Africa, something few modern writers do. He tells the truth about Africa in a way no one has dared to since Evelyn Waugh. And he faced very real dangers looking for that truth. Neither his courage nor his humor failed him." - P. J. O'Rourke 8 vo.. Adventure. 011044

Price: 12.00 USD
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An American Family on the African Frontier: The Burnham Family Letters, 1893-1896, Bradford, Mary and Richard
11 An American Family on the African Frontier: The Burnham Family Letters, 1893-1896
Bradford, Mary and Richard
Roberts Rinehart 1993 1-879373-66-1 / 9781879373662 Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with red metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Small remainder mark on bottom page edges. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 007798

Price: 14.00 USD
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The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People, Branch, Muriel Miller
12 The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People
Branch, Muriel Miller
New York, New York, U.S.A. Cobblehill / Dutton 1995 0-525-65185-3 / 9780525651857 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean dark blue boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Neatly stamped previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 106 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A portrait of the Gullah people who forged out of the oppressive circumstances of slavery a unique African-American culture. 7-1/2" x 9-1/2". Black History. 016653

Price: 15.00 USD
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Mountains in the Desert, Carl, Louis and Joseph Petit
13 Mountains in the Desert
Carl, Louis and Joseph Petit
Garden City Doubleday 1954 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with green title box, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with excellent full-page photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny closed edge tears at top of spine, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Authors retrace the wanderings of the French Archeological mission which prospected the vast Tefedest mountain range of the Sahara from October 1949 to March 1950, encountering drought, dust, flood, snowstorms, and cantakerous camels. Fascinating reading. 8vo. Adventure. 007667

Price: 15.00 USD
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Valley of Gold, Cartwright, A. P.
14 Valley of Gold
Cartwright, A. P.
Capetown Howard Timmins 1961 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Map & decoration on endpapers. Some glue residue to endpapers (1961 "The Natal Daily News" newspaper articles on South African gold mining enclosed -- had been glued in by edges but are now enclosed loose). 194 pgs. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has some small edge & corner chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 008124

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Varied Airs of Spring, Chase, Ilka
15 The Varied Airs of Spring
Chase, Ilka
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1969 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, inscribed and signed by author. Clean beige cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and SIGNED by Ilka Chase on half-title page: "For Dear Don - Living proof that bankers do not have bones of steel, hearts of concrete, veins filled with acid instead of blood and that the eye that weeps is the glass one - Fond Good Wishes, Ilka - January 1969." Clean dustjacket is slightly age toned, unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with slight wear at top spine edge. Lovely photo of Ilka Chase on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Travel adventures in Africa and the Mediterranean -- amusing, anecdotal, informative, in the best Ilka Chase style. 8vo. Adventure. 016048

Price: 55.00 USD
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Unconfessed, Christianse, Yvette
16 Unconfessed
Christianse, Yvette
New York Other Press 2006 1-59051-240-5 / 9781590512401 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Clean brown boards with gold lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner, slight fading at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 341 pgs. + glossary. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel of slavery as it existed in Africa inspired by actual 195h century court records. 8vo. Fiction. 016526

Price: 15.00 USD
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Gazella, Cloete, Stuart
17 Gazella
Cloete, Stuart
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1958 Stated First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Printing" stated on copyright page, in unclipped original jacket. Clean unfaded blue/black marbled boards with clean black spine, blue lettering on spine. Very tiny bump to lower corner of front board near spine, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean top-stained page edges. No names, writing or bookplates, very faint offset (shadow) to front endpapers from newspaper clipping). 275 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, slight wear to corners and one 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fast-moving story set in Africa, of four strangely assorted people in the forced intimacy ofthe bush, and ofthe elephant Chimboro whose living body was believed to contain the spirits of all the great chiefs of the Zulu and Matabele nations. 018469

Price: 20.00 USD
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The African Giant: The Story of a Journey, Cloete, Stuart
18 The African Giant: The Story of a Journey
Cloete, Stuart
London Collins 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (illustrated with maps); no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black & white photographs & maps. 448 pgs. with index. Dustjacket has small corner price clip at lower front inside flap edge, a few tiny edge chips and very short closed edge tears, clean except for faint shallow water mark to upper spine corner of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 015139

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Legacy of Ladysmith, Crane, John Kenny
19 The Legacy of Ladysmith
Crane, John Kenny
Linden Press/Simon & Schuster 1986 0-671-60586-0 / 9780671605865 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket Signed
Blue gray boards with charcoal gray cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. INSCRIBED, dated and SIGNED by author on half-title. 398 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, has not been price clipped, and is enclosed in new archival quality mylar cove. "The Legacy of Ladysmith" is at once a historical tragedy and a contemporary thriller. It vaults from the brutal battlefields of the Boer War to the unquiet halls of Castle Menzies in present-day Scotland." 8vo. Historical Fiction. 009430

Price: 25.00 USD
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Safari By Jet Through Africa and Asia, Del Rey, Sister Maria
20 Safari By Jet Through Africa and Asia
Del Rey, Sister Maria
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover, black and gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 308 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has light edge wear and very light foxing. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A Maryknoll Sister tells of her journeys around the world. With humor and anecdote, she shares the mood of country after country in her travels. 8vo. Adventure. 011371

Price: 10.00 USD
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