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Heaven Has Claws, Doyle, Adrian Conan
41 Heaven Has Claws
Doyle, Adrian Conan
New York Random House 1953 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Printing in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean bright orange boards with large palm tree decoration on cover, clean brown cloth spine with white lettering and small brown decorations. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean yellow endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 245 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, has age-toning, is not price-clipped (3.50 on front inside flap). Nice photo of author and his wife on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. With the spirit and zest for adventure that marked the achievement of his father Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author tells vividly the story of an expedition he made with his wife to the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa exploring the wild coral islands of the mafia Channel and the seas of Zanzibar, Kilwa Kisiwani and the ruins of the Palace of Songa Manara. 026539

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42 The Ivory Crocodile
Drew, Eileen
Minneapolis Coffee House Press 1996 1-56689-042-X / 9781566890427 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean red boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight, pages are clean. Small faint remainder mark on bottom edges. Red endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 289 pgs. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, has small closed edge tear (bottom rear panel - 1/2"), very light superficial rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 006922

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43 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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Eight Days, Fielding, Gabriel
44 Eight Days
Fielding, Gabriel
New York William Morrow 1958 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names or bookplates. 370 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, slightest faint hint of soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel of suspense and intrigue set in an international zone on the northern tip of Africa. The zone is a law unto itself; violence and blackmail the order of the day. William Chance, a prison doctor and recent convert to Catholicism, comes for a holiday into this highly charged atmosphere. 6" x 8-1/4". Fiction. 017128

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Nomad: One Woman's Journey Into the Heart of Africa, Fitzgerald, Mary Anne
45 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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46 Barrow's Boys: The Original Extreme Adventures
Fleming, Fergus
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1998 0-87113-804-2 / 9780871138040 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, mere hint of wear at spine corners. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 489 pgs. with index. Illustrated. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The breathtaking story of Britain's nineteenth-century program of expeditions to the Arctic, the heart of Africa, and Antarctica. 8vo. Exploration. 009835

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Skinner's Drift, Fugard, Lisa
47 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
48 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

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Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World, Gelman, Rita Golden
49 Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
Gelman, Rita Golden
New York Crown 2001 0609606425 / 9780609606421 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Second Printing of the First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean ivory boards with black cloth spine, gold stamped lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed by the author on back of front free endpaper: Sept 2001, For Candy, Enjoy those trips to Africa. Don't Stop! - Best, Rita Golden Gelman." 311 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A journey filled with cultural interactions and human observations. An inspirational travel narrative. 027388

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Africa in My Blood, Goodall, Jane
50 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

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Jottings From A Cruise, Green, Captain Alfred J.
51 Jottings From A Cruise
Green, Captain Alfred J.
Alan A. Green 1947 Second edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second Edition (November 1947) in original dust jacket with publisher's 12-page brochure summarizing the book laid in. Clean blue pebbled cloth boards with gold ship and seagull decoration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers (slight browning to edges). No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. 451 pages with Appendix. Dust jacket has wear to folds and edges, short closed edge tears, slight browning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The captain's day by day chronicle of the ill-fated voyage of the British Barque "Mertola" from Cardiff, Wales to Durban South Africa, then around the Cape of Good Hope to the Cape Verde Islands. Following adventures in the Cape Verdes, the voyage proceeds to Brazil and up the mighty Amazon with smuggling and mutiny to add spice to the story. Leaving the Amazon with a badly leaking ship, St. Thomas in the West Indies provides facilities for needed repairs. Then the tranquil waters of the St. Marys River in Florida, where a cargo of lumber is loaded. Then homeward bound for England across the stormy North Atlantic, the hurrican and shipwreck--and the last of the "Mertola." 023933

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Professional Hero, Greig, Maysie
52 Professional Hero
Greig, Maysie
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1943 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition (stated), in clean unclipped original jacket. Light brown cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with browning to endpapers; no names, writing or marks. All text pages clean and bright. 272 pages. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), no chips, one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of twin brothers, one of whom (David) is commissioner of a British colony in Africa. The other brother, Daniel, disappears on a hazardous mission. David is asked to return to England and take over his brother's job, personality and identity, even his fiancee and wedding plans. 021360

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Diamond - The Spectacular Story of Earth's Rarest Treasure and Man's Greatest Greed, Hahn, Emily
53 Diamond - The Spectacular Story of Earth's Rarest Treasure and Man's Greatest Greed
Hahn, Emily
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1957 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean rust brown boards with silver and black lettering on spine. Hint of light surface wear to corners, no fraying or fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with map of South Africa; no names, writing or bookplates. 314 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), a few very tiny edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Authoritative information on the cutting of diamonds, on the complex business of marketing, and the passionate quest over the brilliant and rare gem. 017701

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Stanley: An Adventurer Explored, Hall, Richard
54 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

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The Chess Garden, Or The Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven, Hansen, Brooks
55 The Chess Garden, Or The Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven
Hansen, Brooks
New York Farrar Straus and Giroux 1995 0-374-16015-5 / 9780374160159 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean maroon and green paper covered boards with gold stamped lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 481 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel in which Dr. Gustav Uyterhoeven, in the fall of 1900, left the chess garden that he and his wife had created together in Dayton, Ohio and journeyed to South Africa to serve as a doctor in the british concentration camps of the Boer War. Over the next ten months he sent twelve chess pieces and twelve letters back to his wife. 8vo. Fiction. 012728

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The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love and Death in Foreign Lands, Hartley, Aidan
56 The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love and Death in Foreign Lands
Hartley, Aidan
New York, New York, U.S.A. Atlantic Monthly Press 2003 0-87113-871-9 / 9780871138712 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. Nice sharp corner tips, mere hint of slightest edge wear at base of spine, no tears, no fraying. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 414 pgs. Clean crisp dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A sweeping and beautiful African journey. 8vo. Adventure. 015484

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The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands, Hartley, Aidan
57 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 has no tears, not price clipped, small scrape to surface lamination of jacket. 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

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Wonders of the African World, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
58 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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The Ostrich for the Defence, Hile, William H.
59 The Ostrich for the Defence
Hile, William H.
Boston George H. Ellis Co. 1912 First Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - Adrian Iorio). Clean red cloth boards with black and white ostrich on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece illustration (black and white photograph of man on camel and three men holding an ostrich). Preface by the author. 324 pages with appendix. A lost race Utopian adventure novel set in the Middle East and Africa. Scarce. 021972

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60 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

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