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Afrique Africaine
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Afrique Africaine

By SENGHOR, Léopold-Sédar, Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow, F. N'Sougan Agblemagnon, Max Faladé, Jean-Baptiste Obama and H.M.A. Onitri; Michel Huet (photography)

Lausanne: La Guilde du Livre, 1963. First Edition. First printing. Quarto (27.5cm.); tan paper-backed stiff card boards in b/w pictorial dust jacket with red lettering; 143pp. Front board detached from text block; pastedowns also brittle and loosening. Text block is yellowing at extremities and shows handling wear and light soiling throughout. Final page contains fold-out legend which has some creasing. Dust jacket has some surface wear and soiling, with light staining visible on inner panels; front panel has an abrasion with loss of material. Jacket edges and corners show additional chipping with material loss, split to dust jacket at spine fold. Overall Good and complete. Text entirely in French, features essays and b/w photography of traditional African art and architecture.

$30.00

Ancient Egypt: The New Kingdom of the Amarna Period
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Ancient Egypt: The New Kingdom of the Amarna Period

By DESROCHES NOBLECOURT, Christiane; F.L. Kenett, photographs

Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, [1960]. Third (1967) Printing. Hardcover. Large, slim folio (37.5cm.); publisher's cloth in black photo-illustrated dust jacket; xvpp. & 32ll. of photographic plates. Light shelf wear to jacket extremities, else Very Good to Near Fine. Forms part of the series "The Acanthus History of Sculpture."

$30.00

Investment in Apartheid. List of companies with investment and interests in South Africa
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Investment in Apartheid. List of companies with investment and interests in South Africa

By [SOUTH AFRICA - APARTHEID]

Brussels: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, 1974. Pamphlet. Edition not stated. Octavo, staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial wrappers; 32pp. Near Fine. Brief introductory portion describing apartheid and its effects, followed by alphabetical lists of 1,632 international corporations with financial ties to South Africa. The United Kingdom led the list with 630 companies; the U.S. not far behind with 494.

$35.00

Ndebele: A People & Their Art
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Ndebele: A People & Their Art

By POWELL, Ivor; Mark Lewis, photographer

New York: Cross River Press, 1995. First Edition. First printing. Quarto (30.5cm.); navy blue publisher's cloth boards with white and blue print, in a blue pictorial dust jacket; 160pp. A contemporary study of Ndebele culture and art, particularly in post-apartheid South Africa; color and b/w photography featured throughout. Text block is crisp and clean; Fine. End papers illustrated with Ndbele design. Dust jacket has light shelf wear, including some slight closed tears and rubbing along extremities; small chip and closed tear near the top edge of the spine; else Near Fine.

$40.00

Race Attitudes and Education

By MALHERBE, E.G.

Johannesburg: S.A. Institute of Race Relations, 1946. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's grey printed staplebound card wrappers, French flaps; [2],29pp. Minor toning to wrapper extremities, else Fine. At head of title: Hoernlé Memorial Lecture 1946. Address delivered by the South African educator shortly after the end of World War II, arguing that members of the Afrikaans army who "learnt to analyse fairly closely what was meant by democracy and the principles underlying it...realize[d] how far South Africa itself falls short" (p. 2).

$25.00

Life of Mahomet; or, The History of That Imposture which was begun, carried on, and finally established by him in Arabia; and which has subjugated a larger portion of the globe, than the religion of Jesus has yet set at liberty. To which is added, an account of Egypt
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Life of Mahomet; or, The History of That Imposture which was begun, carried on, and finally established by him in Arabia; and which has subjugated a larger portion of the globe, than the religion of Jesus has yet set at liberty. To which is added, an account of Egypt

By [MUHAMMAD, PROPHET] ANONYMOUS

Worcester, MA: Isaiah Thomas, Jun, 1802. First American Edition. Hardcover. 12mo (17cm.); publisher's full sheep, red gilt-lettered spine label; viii,[13]-154,[2](ads)pp.; decorative head- and tail-pieces. Leather a bit rubbed along extremities, joints starting to crack with some subsequent loss of leather, toning to endpapers, small coin-sized loss at bottom edge of front flyleaf, else Very Good, internally sound and retaining original publisher's advertisements for Whitby's Discourses and Montesquieu's Spirit of Laws. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 2535.

$500.00

Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol
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Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol

By P'BITEK, Okot; G.A Heron, intro.; Frank Horley, illus

[Nairobi]: East African Publishing House, [1972]. First Thus. Paperback. 12mo (18cm.); publisher's green pictorial card wrappers; 254pp.; frontispiece. Wrappers a bit worn and textblock uniformly toned, else Very Good overall. "First combined cheap edition" of p'Bitek's two long poems.

$30.00

Daybreak in the Dark Continent
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Daybreak in the Dark Continent

By NAYLOR, Wilson S.

New York: Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada, 1912. Livingstone Edition. Hardcover. 12mo (19cm.); publisher's grey printed cloth; xviii,313pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece, 16 plates including one double-page map, additional maps in text. Light shelf wear, spine cloth a bit toned, neat contemporary pencil markings throughout text, else Very Good and sound. Forms part of the Forward Mission Study Courses, this a guide to sub-Saharan Africa for the Christian missionary.

$25.00

[Text in Yiddish] Waksen, Waksen Blimelech [Children's Verses] [Inscribed and Signed]

By EHRLICH, H.

[Johannesburg: "Kayor" Publishers, 1964]. First Edition. Hardcover. Slim octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's cream cloth lettered in black; 46pp.; illus. and text printed in green. Old clear plastic dust jacket taped to pastedowns, else Very Good and sound. Lengthy author inscription in Yiddish to front free endpaper. From the Library of Ben and Bernarda Shahn with their estate label to front pastedown. OCLC locates two copies of as July, 2019, both in South Africa.

$250.00

Marching on Tanga: with General Smuts in East Africa
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Marching on Tanga: with General Smuts in East Africa

By [WW1] YOUNG, F. Brett

New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo ( 19.5cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 264pp; illus; folding map at rear. Speck of soil at base of front board, else a tight, Near Fine copy in the scarce pictorial dustwrapper, lightly worn and soiled with a few brief, closed tears; Very Good. Scarce thus.

$200.00

Open Letter to the Duke of Devonshire
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Open Letter to the Duke of Devonshire

By [BOER WAR] BOISSEVAIN, Charles

Amsterdam: Algemeen Handelsblad, [1899]. Offprint. Pamphlet. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers; 40pp. Slight aging to text, else Near Fine; but possibly lacking cover wraps. Attacks British policy in South Africa shortly after the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer Conflict. The author was publisher and editor of the Amsterdam political newspaper "Algemeen Handelsblad," where this essay originally appeared.

$45.00

Suez, the Soviet View: N.A. Bulganin Replies to Questions / Statements by the Soviet Government on the Suez Canal Issue / Statements by D.T. Shepilov, at the Suez Canal Conference in London
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Suez, the Soviet View: N.A. Bulganin Replies to Questions / Statements by the Soviet Government on the Suez Canal Issue / Statements by D.T. Shepilov, at the Suez Canal Conference in London

By BULGANIN, N.A. and D.T. Shepilov

[London: Soviet News, 1956]. First Thus. Paperback. 12mo (18.5cm.); decorative staplebound self-wrappers; 70pp. Light wear and toning, else Very Good and sound. Soviet News Booklet No. 21.

$40.00

Working for Freedom: Black Trade Union Development in South Africa Throughout the 1970s
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Working for Freedom: Black Trade Union Development in South Africa Throughout the 1970s

By LUCKHARDT, Ken and Brenda Wall; Trevor Huddleston, foreword

Geneva: Programme to Combat Racism / World Council of Churches, [1981]. First Edition. Audio cd. Slim quarto (27.5cm.); publisher's tan pictorial card wrappers; xiv,118pp.; photographic illus. throughout, text in double column. Some wear from handling, chiefly minor curling at corners, else Very Good to Near Fine.

$35.00

African Red Family, Vol. 1, nos. 3/4
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African Red Family, Vol. 1, nos. 3/4

By REMI K and Ben Mohan, eds

Nottingham: Russell Press Ltd, n.d., 1972. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's green and white pictorial staplebound card wrappers; 88pp. Some wear from handling, else Very Good. Double issue of the Marxist-Leninist journal, featuring articles "British Imperialism's Bloody Hands in Africa," "Analysis of a Rural Village in Tanzania," and "World-Wide Federation of Ethiopian Students Speak."

$25.00

Race and Class
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Race and Class

By CALLINICOS, Alex

London: Bookmarks, [1993]. First Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's black photo-illustrated card wrappers; 86pp. Some surface scratches to wrappers, light wear from handling, else Very Good and sound.

$15.00

Africa, Africa! A Continent Rises to Its Feet
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Africa, Africa! A Continent Rises to Its Feet

By KARTUN, Derek; Alphaeus Hunton, foreword

New York: International Publishers, [1954]. First Edition. Hardcover. Wrapper issue. Small octavo (18.5cm.); publisher's yellow card wrappers lettered in red; vii,[3],99pp. Wrappers slightly worn and dust-soiled, else Very Good and sound. Account of "the struggle for freedom throughout British colonial Africa in the face of terrible repressions."

$20.00

Extracts and Observations on the Foreign Slave Trade. Published by the Committee Appointed by the Yearly Meeting of Friends Held in Philadelphia in 1839, on the Subject of Slavery

By [SLAVERY & ABOLITION] PHILADELPHIA YEARLY MEETING OF FRIENDS

Philadelphia: Printed for the Committee / J. Richards, 1839. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (19cm.); side-stitched self-wrappers; 12pp. Some foxing, faint fold lines, else Very Good or better. Extracts taken chiefly from British abolitionist Thomas Fowell Buxton's larger work "The African Slave Trade," in which he argued that the African slave trade could be stamped out by other forms of trade as well as the spread of Christianity.

$125.00

Grains de Peau. Asilah...Mémoire d'enfance

By BENAISSA, Mohamet (photographs); Tahar ben Jelloun (text)

Casablanca: Shoof, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. Quite uncommon documentary photobook depicting daily life in Morocco. Benaissa (b.1937) was the Moroccan Minister of Culture from 1985-1992 and Ambassador to the United States from 1993-1999. Text is by the acclaimed Francophone Moroccan poet and novelist Tahar ben Jelloun, winner of the Prix Goncourt in 1987; this is among his earliest published works. OCLC finds seven locations world-wide, only one in the U.S. First printing. Oblong quarto (23cm x 28cm); flexible cloth boards; dustjacket; unpaginated [188pp]; photo illus. Boards yawning slightly; jacket with mild edgewear and one closed tear to front panel; Very Good. Text entirely in French.

$400.00

Mémoire sur la Colonie Française du Sénégal, avec quelques considérations historiques et politiques sur la traite des Nègres, sur leur caractère, et les moyens de faire servir la suppression de cette traite à l'accroissement et à la prospérité de cette colonie

By [AFRICA - SENEGAL] PELLETAN, [Jean Gabriel]

Paris: Ve. Panckoucke, An IX [1800]. First Edition. Hardcover. Pelletan served as the director of the Compagnie de Sénégal, the administrative company for the colony, in 1787 and 1788, though the present work was composed from memory while Pelletan was imprisoned in 1793 at the height of La Terreur. The "Mémoire" provides geographical descriptions of the western coast of the African continent as well as an account of imports and exports, the latter chiefly rubber and slaves (Pelletan mentions 1000 to 1200, perhaps for the years under his administration, prior to the suppression of the slave trade). The second half of the work deals primarily in describing the ravages of the slave trade on the country and it people: "It is without a doubt that the abolition of the slave trade will completely change the face of the region, devastated for centuries by ceaseless warfare, crippled by the enslavement of portions of its peoples, and depopulated by this horrific commerce conducted by degraded persons and greedy European merchants+ who can only satisfy their avarice at the price of the blood and freedom of these miserable Africans" (our translation; pp. 48-9). Pelletan also dedicates brief sections to the moral and physical attributes of the Senegalese inhabitants, as well as a description of their homes and pottery, before proposing a detailed outline for a new,m post-slave trade colonial government for the region. (See George E. Brooks, "Western Africa and Cabo Verde, 1790s-1830s" (2010), p. 13; and Paul Masson, "Marseille et la Colonisation Française" (1906), pp. 231-2.). Octavo (20cm.); recent salmon paper-covered boards, red gilt morocco spine label; [4],xvi,118pp.; folding map bound in rear, "Carte de la Côte Occidentale D'Afrique entre le Cap Blanc et le Cap Tagrin." New endpapers, though half title and rear free endpaper retained. A Fine, exceedingly fresh copy.

$1250.00

Egypt Lost and Found: Explorers and Travellers on the Nile
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Egypt Lost and Found: Explorers and Travellers on the Nile

By SILIOTTI, Alberto

New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, [1999]. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio (36cm.); publisher's simulated cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 359pp.; illus. throughout. Minor soiling to dust jacket, boards a bit worn with brief exposure at bottom fore-edge corner of rear cover, else Very Good and sound.

$65.00

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