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Skyways to a Jungle Laboratory - An African Adventure, Crile, Grace
21 Skyways to a Jungle Laboratory - An African Adventure
Crile, Grace
New York W. W. Norton 1936 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author ( association copy - inscribed to her friend) - in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by the author: "To Armenie Lawson with greetings and best wishes from her old friend - Grace Crile." Two articles about Grace Crile and her husband, their book and their African adventures are laid in, and have caused some brown shadowing to front free endpapers. Otherwise there are no marks, pages are clean. Illustrated with wonderful photographs. 240 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, slight wear to spine ends, slight rubbing to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. When Mrs. Crile accompanied her husband, Dr. George Crile, famous American surgeon, on his scientific expedition to Africa, she kept a day by day record of the journey to and from Africa by airplane and the days spent in the jungle. Mrs. Crile was a keen and delightful observer and from the moment their airplane rises at Croydon, the reader is under her magic spell. 026256

Price: 50.00 USD
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Safari By Jet Through Africa and Asia, Del Rey, Sister Maria
22 Safari By Jet Through Africa and Asia
Del Rey, Sister Maria
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1962 First 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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On Safari: The Story of A Man's Life in Search of Adventure, Denis, Armand
23 On Safari: The Story of A Man's Life in Search of Adventure
Denis, Armand
New York E. P. Dutton 1963 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with three small elephants on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (illustrated with maps); no names, writing or bookplates. 320 pgs. Illustrated with 64 superb black & white photographs. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket is corner price clipped on front inside flap, one tiny chip (size of small pea) at rear spine edge. Photo of author and his wife on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The life of an explorer, photographer and inventor--a personal adventure story of great color and excitement. 8vo. Adventure. 015628

Price: 25.00 USD
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24 Shadows On The Grass
Dinesen, Isak
New York Random House 1961 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Clean olive cloth boards with turquoise cloth spine, gold lettering and illustration on cover, gold lettering and blue decoration on spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 149 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has small edge chips and two closed edge tears (one is 1", one is 2" on rear panel fold edge), sunning to margins of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 015011

Price: 15.00 USD
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25 The Ivory Crocodile
Drew, Eileen
Minneapolis Coffee House Press 1996 1-56689-042-X / 9781566890427 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red boards with black 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. Clean red endpapers. 289 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with small closed crack in paper on spine (barely noticeable). Book was wrapped in original cello shrinkwrap, unread. Dustjacket enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Mesmerizing story of an American whose longing to 'know' Africa produces the unexpected. She looks for Africa--and finds herself. 8vo. Fiction. 009869

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Nomad: One Woman's Journey Into the Heart of Africa, Fitzgerald, Mary Anne
26 Nomad: One Woman's Journey Into the Heart of Africa
Fitzgerald, Mary Anne
New York Viking Press 1993 0-670-84846-8 / 9780670848461 First Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
Very clean white boards with blue cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Remainder mark on bottom of book. 289 pgs. with glossary. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, no wear, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Nomad is an incisive account of the author's journeys across sub-Saharan Africa. A riveting mix of political notebook, travel story, and the odyssey to discover her inner self. 8 vo.. Africa. 011125

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The Sa'-Zada Tales, Fraser, W. A.
27 The Sa'-Zada Tales
Fraser, W. A.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1905 First Hard Cover Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration, gold lettering on cover and spine. Some wear-through to corner tips, lighter wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Partial cracking to paper at front hinge, but still firmly attached. Previous owner name, address neatly printed on front fixed endpaper. 231 pgs. Beautiful illustrations. 8vo. Children's. 013696

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Skinner's Drift, Fugard, Lisa
28 Skinner's Drift
Fugard, Lisa
New York Scribner 2006 0-7432-7299-4 / 9780743272995 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean orange boards with clean black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears; slightest hint of edgewear at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Highly praised author's first novel, a suspenseful political and human interest tale set in South Africa. 8vo. Fiction. 014807

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Africa is Adventure, Gatti, Attilio
29 Africa is Adventure
Gatti, Attilio
London Frederick Muller Ltd. 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean maroon cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. 240 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has very slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "In 39 years of African travel, Commander Gatti has come to know the Continent as few men can. On his latest expedition to Kenya, Tanganyika nad Zulu-land, he faced the most unusual challenges of his entire career." 8vo. Africa. 013253

Price: 12.00 USD
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Africa in My Blood, Goodall, Jane
30 Africa in My Blood
Goodall, Jane
New York Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000 0395854040 / 9780395854044 First Trade Cloth Very Good + Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped jacket. Beige/gray paper covered boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Illustrated with photographs. 386 pages with index. Clean jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (28.00 on front inside flap), no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022652

Price: 15.00 USD
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Stanley: An Adventurer Explored, Hall, Richard
31 Stanley: An Adventurer Explored
Hall, Richard
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1975 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean charcoal gray cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 400 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has one very small corner chip at top rear corner, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A magnificent biography revealing Stanley in all his complexity and greatness. Large 8vo. Biography. 013790

Price: 14.00 USD
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The Diligent A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade, Harms, Robert W.
32 The Diligent A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade
Harms, Robert W.
New York Basic Books / Perseus Books Group 2001 0465028713 / 9780465028719 First Hardcover Near Fine fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line on copyright page. Clean maroon boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean burgundy endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 466 pp. with index. Illustrated in black & white. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An astonishingly detailed look at the voyage of a single slave ship that also sheds new light on the collaborative nature of the slave trade and how it shaped morality, politics, and economics on three continents. 018067

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The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands, Hartley, Aidan
33 The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands
Hartley, Aidan
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 2003 0871138719 / 9780871138712 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 414 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, slight rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Beautiful, sweeping book about Africa, written by a man who grew up there, and returned as a journalist covering Africa in the 1990's. 023965

Price: 15.00 USD
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Wonders of the African World, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
34 Wonders of the African World
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1999 0375402357 / 9780375402357 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated front and rear boards with black spine, white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. As new condition. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean black endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with maps, gorgeous photographs by Lynn Davis. 275 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. "From Ethiopia to Nuia, from Swahili country to West Africa, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., takes us on a fascinating journey, teaching us about the great civilizations we do not know well enough and making us reconsider the Africa we thought we already understood." - Rev. Jesse Jackson 026697

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35 A Guide to Kenya and Northern Tanzania
Horrobin, David F.
New York Scribners 1971 684-12629-X Hardbound Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
304 pgs. Nr Fine in VG+ DJ - archival quality mylar cover Very clean tight book with no names or writing inside. Illustrated with beautiful color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped. Author is professor of Medical Physiology at University of Nairobi, Kenya. A beautiful book.Africa. 002191

Price: 10.00 USD
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A Leaf in the Wind: Travels in Africa, Hudson, Peter
36 A Leaf in the Wind: Travels in Africa
Hudson, Peter
New York Walker & Co. 1988 0-8027-1098-0 / 9780802710987 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with red lettering on spine. Nice sharp corners, no bumping; binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers with no names, writing or marks. 267 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, with slightest hint of wear to top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's first book--a vivid description of the people and places during a year spent exploring in Africa. 8vo. Africa. 015216

Price: 30.00 USD
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Soldier Boy, Hutton, Keely
37 Soldier Boy
Hutton, Keely
New York Farrar, Straus And Giroux 2017 0374305633 / 9780374305635 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with blind-stamped image of boy with a rifle on cover, crisp yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean midnight blue endpapers (signed by author on front free endpaper in silver ink: "Keely Hutton". 326 pages. Clean crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel based on a true story from the Ugandan Civil War. 026609

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Big Footprints, Innes, Hammond
38 The Big Footprints
Innes, Hammond
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1977 0-394-41162-5 / 9780394411620 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean green boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Slight fading to extreme upper edge of front & rear boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful previous owner custom printed bookplate with lion's head on front free endpaper. 294 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Clean, collectible quality. 8vo. Africa. 011829

Price: 15.00 USD
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39 The Story of an African Farm
Iron, Ralph (Olive Schreiner)
New York F. M. Lupton Reprint Hard Cover Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Beige cloth boards with black, gold and yellow decoration. Gilt lettering on spine. Slight wear to corners and spine edges. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages are clean but tanned. No names, writing or bookplates. 232 pgs. 009321

Price: 10.00 USD
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Stories Told in an African Forest (by Grown-up Children of Africa), Jephson, A. J. Mounteney
40 Stories Told in an African Forest (by Grown-up Children of Africa)
Jephson, A. J. Mounteney
New York D. Appleton & Co. 1893 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Walter W. Buckley, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean beige boards with stamped gold lettering and illustration of small black children dancing with spears on cover; navy blue cloth spine with bright gold lettering. A few tiny spots of wear to cloth at spine edges; some wear to corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean black endpapers and gilt page edges. No foxing. No names, writing or bookplates. Beautifully illustrated by Walter W. Buckley. 168 pgs. RARE. 014240

Price: 120.00 USD
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