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Moslem Lands . Africa and the East Series

By: Anon

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Church Missionary Society: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000328

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Card Cover. Good+/No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo. Foxing mainly to e/p's and page edges. 75 pp. Illustrated with black/white photographs.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Our South Africa Past and Present. a Graphic and Entertaining Story Dealing with Men and Matters Concerning South Africa from Its First Discovery By the Great Portuguese Navigators Up to the Present Day.

By: Anon

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Cape Town, United Tobacco:

Seller ID: 106777

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Colour frontispiece of Johan Van Riebeeck. "this volume when completed contains 200 pictures (all pictures present) issued by the United Tobacco Cos. (South) Ltd. Map to endpapers, inscribed on black endpaper "....South Africa 1938" No other dates. Clean green boards, staining to spine, spine slightly splitting, edgeworn, corners and head/tail of spine lightly bumped. 178pp, internally EXCELLENT, CLEAN AND TIGHT. "A general history of South Africa with illustrations supplied from pictures that came with packages of 'C to C' cigarettes"; 106777; 4to View more info

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Lord Methuen in South Africa. Nynehead Monograph Number Two

By: Anon

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Nynehead, Somerset, Nynehead Local History Society: 1971

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 107935

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


No date shown (c1971/2? ) Printed typescript. Clean beige card covers, stapled (rusting slightly). Top edge of rear cover slightly faded. Black and white illustration of medal to front cover (The Queen's South Africa Medal ? ) (2) + 42 pp. Slight foxing mainly to page edges. NO INSCRIPTIONS. Black and white illustrations/map. Small red ink? Mark to edge of first few pps. Internally CLEAN AND BRIGHT. "Letters from General Lord Methuen, to his father in law, William Ayshford Sanford of Nynehead Court. The letters are to be found in the Sanford Manuscripts at Somerset County Records Office, T... View more info

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Scenes of Travel and Adventure in Central Africa

By: Anon (Mungo Park and Others?)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and Sons: 1851

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 110684

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


In the original publishers Light Brown cloth covered boards with blind stamped decoration to the front and rear covers, but with quite bright gilt titling/decoration/illustration to the spine. All corners and the head/tail of the spine are 'bumped/rubbed, with a small split to the cloth either side of the top and bottom of the spine. There is a fading (? Ink ? ) blotch (about 1.5 cms) to the bottom half of the front cover. Overall the covers are quite clean and it is an attractive little book. All edges gilt. Internally it lacks the first, plain yellow, free endpaper, and there are No Inscript... View more info

Africa's White Magic

By: Appel, Joseph H.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112262

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated First Edition but has letters K-C beneath that on the publisher's page. Red boards with turquoise titling to the spine and front cover. No dustjacket. There are foxing (brown) spots to the page fore-edges and to some of the page edges. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. (xiv) + 166 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates. Overall, apart from the 'faults', as detailed above, this is a Tight and Secure, 'Very Good' copy. "White magic is replacing the worn out black magic of Africa. The magic of railroads, of motors, of airplanes; of growing cities, of widespread educational facilities,... View more info

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

By: Bannerman, Helen

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1924

Edition: 1st Thus (Large Format New Edition)

Seller ID: 112510

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


The Publisher's Note to this New Edition, now First Published in a Larger Format, states... " 'Little Black Sambo' made his first appearence in October 1899 .. In a tiny booklet ..... NOW 'LITTLE BLACK SAMBO' IS ONCE AGAIN REPRINTED, BUT IN A NEW AND MORE IMPORTANT FORM as becomes the proud position he has won for himself as a classic of the Nursery." . Pale blue boards, with dark blue titling to the spine and a dark blue illustration of Little Black Sambo with an Umbrella to the front board. A few light marks, and a little light rubbing to the boards, particularly to the very tips of ... View more info

Namib . Dawn to Twilight

By: Bergerot, Sylvie & Eric Robert (Written In Collaboration with Dr. Jean-Paul Roux. )

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Johannesburg, Southern Book Publishers: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Impression

Seller ID: 111125

ISBN: 1868122700

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Dark blue boards. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is NOT price-clipped. There is some VERY slight fading to the base colour of the spine (negligible) although the lettering is still bright and clear. There are NO Inscriptions or other Marks.158 pp. Illustrated with superb colour photographs and b/w maps (by Suzanne Roux). Bibliography; Acknowledgements. Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright 'Fine' copy. "This book encapsulates the breathtaking kaleidoscope of the Namib Desert, from sunrise to sunset." Wonderful Photography of the Namibia Area and... View more info

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The Imperial Atlas of Modern Geography. An Extensive Series of Maps, Embracing the Most Recent Discoveries and the Latest Political Divisions of Territory in all Parts of the World. Compiled and Engraved from the Most Authentic Sources.

By: Blackie W. G.

Price: £1,050.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son.: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113798

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Modern? (ish) half leather, bound with a heavy plain black unlettered leather spine, with 4 raised bands, and corners over burgundy cloth boards. Reinforced inner hinge in blue 'cloth' with marbled paper endpapers stuck down to white card, and similar to the rear endpapers - which in this case should be 'endcards'. These 'endcards' have the half title and the last page stuck down to these white card endpapers. Possibly an Amateur binder? . Large Folio/Small Elephant Folio. Approx 38 cm x 31 cm (15" x 12.5"). (xi) + [i] + 100 maps plus Index 117 pp. These 100 numbered maps are hand-colo... View more info

AFRICA

By: Blum Dieter & Gisela Brown

Price: £75.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers: 1976

Edition: 1st English Edn (USA)

Seller ID: 50217

ISBN: 0810906503

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


In the Original Heavy brown buckram/hessian cloth with gilt embossed titles and colour photo plate of beaded African woman inset on front cover. In the original Imitation Ostrich Skin 'slip-around' 'slip-case'. 208 pp. Foreword by Leopold Sedar Senghor. Full of VERY STRIKING Full Colour photographs on heavy photographic paper by a top class photographer who travelled throughout Africa. Photographs taken in North, West, East, South and Central Africa with maps and descriptions. With technical notes. Beautiful Landscapes, Sunset Scenes, Local Peoples and Wildlife, etc. Endpapers are maps of the ... View more info

Splendours of the Lost Civilisations Journey in the World of Archaelogy

By: Bourbon, Fabio;

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Vercelli, Italy, White Star: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 110896

ISBN: 8880957015

Condition: Fine in As New dust jacket


Cream boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped. The bottom edge of the boards have some minor shelf-wear and the rear inner spine is beginning to crack, otherwise there are No Inscriptions or other Marks. 352 pp. Illustrated with colour plates and photographs throughout. Glossary; Bibliography. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "This work brings to life almost 50 archaeological sites from around the glob... View more info

The Source of the Nile. The Lake Regions of Central Africa

By: Burton, Richard F.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1993

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 112173

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Tan/Black/Gilt Illustrated boards with bright gilt/black decoration/ titling to the spine and front cover. No dustjacket. In the Original Near fine plain black SLIPCASE - some slight shelfwear = rubs/smudges, negligible. The top page fore-edge is tan-brown. There are NO Inscriptions or Marks. (xxv) +604 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and line drawings. Loosely enclosed is a large fold-out map of the routes between Zanzibar and The Great Lakes in Eastern Africa. Two Appendices; Index. Overall, this an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'As New' copy. "This remains Burton's best and, i... View more info

The Nile Basin and Captain Speke's Discovery of the Source of the Nile .

By: Burton, Richard F; James MacQueen

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Frank Cass & Co.: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 112348

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Ex-Library Copy. Green quarter-bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are minimal Ex-Library Markings. These include a stamp to the title page and a number stamp to the publisher's details page. The front free-endpaper has been cut out and there are glue stains to the top and bottom of the boards. There are also yellow stains to the dustjacket-flaps and endpapers. There is edge-wear and smudge marks to the dustjacket covers, which are now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cov... View more info

The Anglo-Boer War . The Road to Infamy, 1899-1900

By: Coetzer, Owen

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Arms & Armour: 1996

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: 110980

ISBN: 1854093665

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


First UK Edition. Originally published in South Africa by William Waterman Publications. Black boards with white titling to the spine and front cover. There is VERY slight edge wear to the top and bottom edges of the boards (negligible). There is a former owner's small b/w name and address sticker on the top corner of the front free endpaper, otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. (10) + 294pp. Illustrated with b/w prints, photographs and maps. Two Appendices; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index. Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright , 'Fine' copy. "This investi... View more info

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Towards Freehold? Options for Land and Development in South Africa's Black Rural Areas

By: Cross, Catherine and R. J. Haines

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Cape Town, Wetton, Johannesburg., Juta & Co Ltd. ,: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: M006657

ISBN: 0702121231

Condition: Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued


A Near very good, large format, paperback book The covers' edges, corners and spine are lightly rubbed, with light smudges, etc, and there is a large crease across corner of back cover. Very minor age toning to the page fore-edges. Overall near VG covers and all hinges tight. Internally ALL text is clear, very clean and with a very sound binding. 405 pages. NO inscriptions or marks. Clean and tight, Seems little used - just some storage wear as noted above. (xviii) + 405 pp. With some b/w Maps. Divided into 2 main parts - Part One = Issues and Research in Legal Tenure. 6 Chapters. Part 2 = Tow... View more info

Frederick Douglass . In His Own Words

By: Douglass, Frederick; Milton Meltzer

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Harcourt Brace & Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112347

ISBN: 0152294929

Condition: Fine in As New dust jacket


Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the red quarter-bound spine and bright silver gilt illustration to the front board. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is some light rubbing to the bottom edge of the boards, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. (xviii) + 220 pp. Illustrated with the great b/w linocuts of Stephen Alcorn. Afterword; Biographical Profiles and Portraits; A Note on Sources and Further Reading; Index. Overall, apart from the minor 'fault', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Nea... View more info

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Beyond the Laager. Inspiring Record of Gallantry of Which South Africa May Well be Proud.

By: Duffus Louis

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1946

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114929

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


FINE black cloth boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dust-jacket. The dust-jacket has a few closed tears all of which are now neatly repaired to the reverse of the d/j with clear archive tape, with no loss. The dust-jacket, which os NOT price-clipped, is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks VG/Fine. The page fore-edges have some pale spotting/toning from age but are clean. A former owner had stamped their name on the front free endpaper (John Reynolds) and there are faint traces of another stamp (? ) having... View more info

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East Africa Annual. Kenya. Tanganyika. Uganda. Zanzibar. 1935 - 1936

By: East African Standard

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Kenya, East African Standard Ltd,: 1936

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 114900

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An Annual Large Magazine devoted to matters concerning East Africa. Published in the month of October every year. The plain white spine has some loss and parts have been re-glued. The edges of the covers have some tears, now 'closed' with archive tape to the reverse, but are 97% complete. Some of the front edge tears go through the first 20 pages but only at the edge of the blank margins. Rear cover is an advert for The Kenya and Uganda Railways and Harbours. Some corners curling/creased. 154 pp. Coloured covers but illustrated throughout in b/w, with one full page lovely period coloured Adver... View more info

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East Africa Annual. Kenya. Tanganyika. Uganda. Zanzibar. 1939 - 1940

By: East African Standard

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Kenya, East African Standard Ltd,: 1940

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 114901

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An Annual Large Magazine devoted to matters concerning East Africa. Published in the month of October every year. The pictorial spine has some loss/small gaps and parts have been re-glued. The edges of the covers have some loss and tears, which are now 'closed' with archive tape to the reverse. The back cover (Railways of East Africa Advert) and the last page has had a large gouge/tear - now closed/ repaired with archive tape, but the covers are are o/w 98% complete. Some corners curling/creased. 148 pp. Coloured covers, but iIlustrated throughout in b/w, sepia/white, and green/white, with one... View more info

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East Africa Annual. Kenya. Tanganyika. Uganda. Zanzibar. 1943 - 1944

By: East African Standard

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Kenya, East African Standard Ltd,: 1944

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 114902

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


An Annual Large Magazine devoted to matters concerning East Africa. Published in the month of October every year. The covers are poor - the rear cover is there but completely detached - the plain spine is mainly not there but parts have been re-glued on. The edges of the covers have some loss and tears, which are now now closed/ repaired with archive tape, but the covers are are o/w 95% complete. Some corners curling/creased. Internally some old tears - now closed/repaired with archive tape. 120 pp. Coloured covers, but iIlustrated throughout in b/w. Contents include : - The Adventures of a So... View more info

Narrative Shape-Shifting. Myth, Humor and History in the Fiction of Ben Okri, B. Kojo Laing and Yvonne Vera

By: Elder, Arlene A.

Price: £13.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, United Kingdom, James Currey. An Imprint of Boydell & Brewer Ltd: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 112546

ISBN: 1847010121

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy laminated boards. No dustjacket as issued. First Edition, First Printing with the Correct Printers Key - 1 2 3 4 5 12 13 11 10 09. Some very light negligible smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light - an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright near 'As New' copy. A few small 'ticks' by titles in the bibliography o/w NO Inscriptions or Marks. (vi) + 168 pp. Short Biographies; Bibliography, Index. "Responding to many of the same neo-colonial concerns as earlier African writers, Ben Okri, B. Kojo Laing and Yvonne Vera bring contemporary, ... View more info