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Culture and Customs of Senegal
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Culture and Customs of Senegal

By Ross, Eric S.

Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 2008. First Printing. Hardcover. 9780313340369 . Pictorial hardcover. xxi, 127 pp. Index, photos, chronology. ; Culture and Customs of Africa .

$20.00

The Heart of the Hunter
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The Heart of the Hunter

By Van Der Post, Laurens

NY: William Morrow and Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket tattered, owner name on front . flyleaf, some finger soiling to first several leaves.. 1962. Second Printing. Hardcover. xvi, 268 pp. The author's classic exploration of the culture of the South African bushmen. .

$35.00

Koptische Grammatik (Saidischer Dialekt) :  Mit Bibliographie, Lesestucken  Und Worterverzeichnissen
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Koptische Grammatik (Saidischer Dialekt) : Mit Bibliographie, Lesestucken Und Worterverzeichnissen

By Till, Walter C.

Leipzig, Germany: Verb Verlag Enzyklopadie. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards scuffed, pages toned.. 1961. Hardcover. Tan cloth binding with titles stamped in brown on front boards and spine. Vol. One in the publisher's series Lehrbucher fur das Studium der Orientalischen Sprachen. Text in German. An introduction to Coptic grammar. ; 364 pages .

$25.00

Ibamba
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Ibamba

By Hubbard, Wynant Davis

Greenwich, CT: New York Grahi. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner bookplate and stamp on front . endpapers, jacket shelfworn, coffee splash on fore-edges.. 1962. Hardcover. "Ibamba...13 square miles of glorious lion country in Northern Rhodesia, is also the African adventure of a young American couple who lived there four exciting years taming the land and its wild inhabitants as ranchers and zoologists". (front jacket panel). ix, 337 pp. .

$15.00

The Great Sahara Mousehunt
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The Great Sahara Mousehunt

By Collins, Catherine; Pomeroy, Miggs

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards grubby.. 1963. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Map endpapers. Tan cloth. Photos. An account of the 1961 trek around North Africa to the Tibesti mountains in southern Libya with a group of American and British members, including Sir Winston Churchill's son, Randolph and his son, Winston. ; 200 pages .

$13.00

Livingstone's Lake:  The Drama of Nyasa
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Livingstone's Lake: The Drama of Nyasa

By Ransford, Oliver

London: John Murray. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner name on front free endpaper, . jacket very lightly edgeworn.. 1971. Third Printing. Hardcover. 0719511410 . x, 313 pp, index. Illustrations, maps, bibliography. A history of Lake Nyasa, also known as Lake Malawi, which is a disputed lake between Malawi and Tanzania. .

$15.00

Copper Town:  Changing Africa, the Human Situation on the Rhodesian  Copperbelt
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Copper Town: Changing Africa, the Human Situation on the Rhodesian Copperbelt

By Powdermaker, Hortense

NY: Harper and Row. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed, page tops soiled.. 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. xiii, 391 pp. Photos, map. Brown cloth binding. References, index, notes. .

$15.00

Lost Worlds of Africa
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Lost Worlds of Africa

By Wellard, James

NY: E. P. Dutton. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Page tops foxed, jacket price-clipped.. 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Red decorative cloth. xi, 214 pp. Many photos, maps and illustrations. Index, bibliographical notes. .

$17.00

The Reds and the Blacks:  A Personal Adventure
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The Reds and the Blacks: A Personal Adventure

By Attwood, William

NY: Harper and Row. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Page tops soiled.. 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Map endpapers. Several pages of photos. "The free-swinging story of two tours of duty in revolutionary Africa as Kennedy's Ambassador to Guinea and Johnson's to Kenya." ; 341 pages .

$10.00

On the South African Frontier:  The Adventures and Observations of an  American in Mashonaland and Matabeleland
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On the South African Frontier: The Adventures and Observations of an American in Mashonaland and Matabeleland

By Brown, William Harvey

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. Fair with no dust jacket; Spine sunned, boards worn, front signature . loose, shaken, gift inscription on front free endpaper, hinges cracked.. 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Green cloth with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. xxii, 430 pp. Many illustrations and photographs, though lacking the two maps at rear. The author was a "naturalist of an expedition sent by the United States Government in 1889 to the west coast of Africa"...and "collector, big-game hunter, gold seeker, landowner, citizen, and soldier" in Rhodesia, largely now the modern state of Zimbabwe. From the frontispiece illustration depicting the author shooting an African to disparaging descriptions of "the natives" and their resistance to their "transition from barbarism to civilization", it's a detailed, contemporary account of colonial paternalism and imperialism. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$40.00

Livingstone
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Livingstone

By Jeal, Tim

NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed.. 1973. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0399112154 . xiv, 427 pp, index, notes, illustrations. A biography of the noted African explorer. .

$13.00

Camping with the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa
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Camping with the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa

By Bass, Thomas A.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket price-clipped, pages toned.. 1990. First Printing. Hardcover. 0395415020 . xv, 304 pp, index. .

$11.00

Black Genesis:  African Roots: a Voyage from Juffure, the Gambia, through  Mandingo Country to the Slave Port of Dakar, Senegal
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Black Genesis: African Roots: a Voyage from Juffure, the Gambia, through Mandingo Country to the Slave Port of Dakar, Senegal

By Devere, John

NY: St. Martin's Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner name on front free endpaper.. 1980. Hardcover. 0312083130 . Photos by Jurgen Vollmer. Cloth-backed boards. Inspired by Alex Haley's book Roots and the wildly popular miniseries, the writer and photography duo traveled to the fictional Kunta Kinte's village, Juffure, and retraced Kinte's route as an enslaved person in contemporary Mandingo country. ; 117 pages .

$20.00

Magubane's South Africa
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Magubane's South Africa

By Magubane, Peter

NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers scuffed.. 1978. First Paperback Edition. Softcover. 039473565X . Foreword by Ambassador Andrew Young. "In the words and pictures of the brilliant black South African photojournalist Peter Magubane- a moving account of life under the whip of apartheid." ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 116 pages .

$15.00

Island of the Dragon's Blood
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Island of the Dragon's Blood

By Botting, Douglas

NY: Funk & Wagnalls. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed and lightly tattered.. 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Black cloth binding. Jacket art by Lois Brooks. Many photos, appendix, bibliography. An account of the Oxford University Expedition of 1956 to the isolated and biologically unique island of Socotra off the coast of Yemen in the Arabian Sea. ; 251 pages .

$15.00

The World and its People, Book VII: Views in Africa
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The World and its People, Book VII: Views in Africa

By Badlam, Anna B. ; Dunton, Larkin

Boston: Silver, Burdett and Company. Good with no dust jacket; Owner name on front pastedown, front hinge . cracked, front free endpaper removed, boards heavily worn.. 1897. Hardcover. Cloth-backed boards. Many engravings and photos. "Glimpses of the Dark Continent" written as a geography text for young readers. .

$70.00

Between Niger and Nile
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Between Niger and Nile

By Toynbee, Arnold

London: Oxford University Press. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards lightly rubbed and rounded, jacket . lightly soiled, scuffed and chipped at edges, else a clean, tight copy.. 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Numerous black and white photographs. The distinguished historian's account of his early 1960s travels through the Middle East and Northern Africa. ; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall; 133 pages .

$15.00

Background to Liberia
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Background to Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia: Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, Liberian bookstore stamps on . front free endpaper.. 1979. Hardcover. Pictorial boards. Many color and b/w photos. Prepared for the 16th OAU (Organisation of African Unity) Summit. An overview of Liberia's demographics, government, social welfare issues, infrastructure, economics, and counties. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages .

$20.00

Another Africa
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Another Africa

By Lyons, Robert; Achebe, Chinua

NY: Anchor Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed.. 1998. First Printing. Hardcover. 0385490380 . Essays and poems by Chinua Achebe, photographs by Robert Lyons. The late Nigerian writer's essay focuses on "Africa on its own terms, from within. With penetrating insight, he exposes a long history of distorted depictions of this extraordinary continent." Lyons' color photographs depict "Another Africa", ..." to counteract the constant portrayal of Africa as a place beset by famine, drought, and civil war, or as an open-air ethnographic museum for the West." ; 124 pages .

$25.00

House of Bondage
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House of Bondage

By Cole, Ernest; Flaherty, Thomas

Toronto: Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner name and address on verso of . front free endpaper, jacket scuffed, lower edges of front boards soiled.. 1967. First Printing. Hardcover. 0394429354 . Introductions by Joseph Lelyveld. Beige cloth with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. Photo endpapers. The dramatic story behind this book begins with Cole's risky, but successful scheme to get himself reclassified by the South African government from "African" to "Colored". He then had greater mobility to photograph the devastating effects of apartheid on its black citizens. With further peril, he was able to leave his country with his film to secure publication abroad. As Parr and Badger note in The Photobook: A History, Vol. II, (p. 106) , this is an important book because it not only had a deep political impact, but he and his images were banned in South Africa for decades and Cole lived out the rest of his years in permanent exile. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 192 pages .

$150.00

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