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Horn of the Hunter
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Horn of the Hunter

By Ruark, Robert C.

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1953. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold decoration on cover and spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with 32 drawings by the author and 32 pages of photographs. 315 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has two small corner chips at spine corners, very slight edge wear, very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Africa. Here, in the jungles and on the endless plains, Ruark came to know the self-imposed discipline of mile after mile of man-killing treks, the forocity of the wounded buffalo, and the acid sweat of fear. The safari started in Nairobi, where the Ruarks hired Harry Selby, one of the best professional hunters in the business. With him came a group of native runners and bearers, a jepp, and a broken-down lorry. One of the best writers of our time shares his experiences on African safari, mid-twentieth century.

$500.00

Wonders of the African World
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Wonders of the African World

By Henry Louis Gates Jr.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 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

$20.00

Soldier Boy
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Soldier Boy

By Hutton, Keely

New York: Farrar, Straus And Giroux , 2017. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 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.

$25.00

An Ordinary Man
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An Ordinary Man

By Rusesabagina, Paul (with Tom Zoellner)

New York: Viking, 2006. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean mustard yellow boards with brown spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. Inscribed and signed on title page by author: "To Ariela - Paul Rusesabagina." Frontispiece map of Rwanda. 207 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author was the inspiration for the film "Hotel Rwanda" (2004) nominated for three Oscars. Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

$30.00

Elephants Arrive at Half-past Five
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Elephants Arrive at Half-past Five

By Chase, Ilka

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1963. First Edition, later printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Later printing of the first edition, SIGNED by Ilka Chase, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear to corners at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Signed on half-title page by author: "Ilka Chase". Illustrated with black and white photographs. 269 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, no chips, hint of very slight edge wear. Nice photo of author astride a camel on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ilka Chase and her husband, Dr. Norton Brown, take the reader on a photo-safari through East Africa.

$50.00

Lightest Africa
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Lightest Africa

By Chapman, F. Spencer

London: Chatto & Windus, 1955. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper). Full color frontispiece photo illustration of Masai girl with gourds for cows' blood and milk. Many more color and monochrome plates. 288 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4" max). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$20.00

Skyways to a Jungle Laboratory
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Skyways to a Jungle Laboratory

By Crile, Grace

New York: W. W. Norton, 1936. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good+. 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.

$50.00

In the Forests of the Night
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In the Forests of the Night

By Riddell, James

London: Robert Hale Limited, 1948. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with yellow-green lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Decorated endpapers with a tiny "Good!" penned at top corner of front free endpaper. Clean glossy pages. Illustrated with maps, over 100 dramatic black and white photographs. 229 pages. Dust jacket with price intact has piece missing across top of rear panel, edge wear, chips at spine ends. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Two amateur Englishmen armed with twenty Leica cameras, a determination to harm no living thing, and an ability to laugh at themselves go into the strange, dark, fantastic world of the Central African forest to take pictures of animals.

$15.00

Portraits in the Wild: Animal Behaviour in East Africa
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Portraits in the Wild: Animal Behaviour in East Africa

By Moss, Cynthia

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in original dust jacket. Clean yellow-green boards with gold lettering on spine. Tiny bit of bumping, no fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. Inscribed and signed on half-title page by the author: To David Blanton, With Best Wishes, Cynthia Moss -Nairobi - Nov. 3, 1983." Illustrated with black and white and full color photographs. 363 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is price clipped at lower corner of front inside flap, has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$40.00

The South African War
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The South African War

By Mahan, Captain A. T.

New York: Peter Fenelon Collier & Son, 1900. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/no dust jacket . Decorated American trade binding - cover designed by George Wharton Edwards (so stated on copyright page). Large oblong book 11-1/2" x 17" bound in green cloth boards with gold lettering and design on cover. No fraying or wear-through, slightest hint of surface rubbing. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrations selected and arranged by Harry T. Clinton. First Edition, with MCM on title page, Copyright, 1900 on copyright page. With an Introduction by Sir John G. Bourinot, K.C.M.G., LL.D., Litt.D. Eighteen full page illustrations in color; 34 full page black and white illustrations. 208 pages.

$150.00

Malaria Dreams: An African Adventure
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Malaria Dreams: An African Adventure

By Stevens, Stuart

New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Small return address label at top corner of front fixed endpaper. 237 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one very small closed edge tear at base of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Clean, collectible quality first edition. A tale of high adventure across Africa, recounted with the wit and humor that delighted readers in "Night Train to Turkistan," Stuart Stevens's highly praised first book.

$12.00

The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands
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The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands

By Hartley, Aidan

New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2003. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. 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.

$15.00

Africa in My Blood
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Africa in My Blood

By Goodall, Jane

New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Trade Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good+. 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.

$15.00

In the Land of the Lion
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In the Land of the Lion

By Kearton, Cherry

Great Britain: Arrowsmith, 1946. Later printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Clean book in original unclipped jacket, later printing. Very clean yellow cloth boards with crisp red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with 88 photographs. 250 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (5s.net on front inside flap), very small chip at bottom spine corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of the author's expeditions in Central Africa, with excellent photographs of lions, rhonoceros, elephant, crocodile, apes and more.

$15.00

A Tent With a View: An Intimate African Experience
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A Tent With a View: An Intimate African Experience

By Vavra, Robert

New York: William Morrow & Co, 1991. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing in clean bright unclipped jacket, SIGNED by the author. Large format (11-1/2 x 11-1/2"). Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold plane tree decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Note on nice quality paper from Robert Vavra glued to front free endpaper and signed by author: "For Erich - I have just viewed your images - and 6414, 6416, 6215 and "Smoke" are SPLENDID! If I can ever be of help, let me know - All best, Robert Vavra - Aug. 12, 2009." A one dollar stamp, uncancelled, from Republic of Udmurtia is centered at the top of his note (horse photo on stamp by Vavra). Gorgeous full-color photographs throughout by Vavra. 240 pages with glossary. Clean unchipped dustjacket, no tears, not price clipped (65.00 on front inside flap).

$100.00

Episode in the Transvaal
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Episode in the Transvaal

By Bloom, Harry

Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1955. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good+. "First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear at top and bottom spine edges, no fraying, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, but tanned. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 295 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, with a few short closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's first novel, set in South Africa during the time when South Africans were determined to win the right of self-rule.

$25.00

The Gates of Africa
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The Gates of Africa

By Sattin, Anthony

New York: St. Martin's Press, 2005. Stated First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Fine . Stated First U.S. Edition, with full number line, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded black baords with gold lettering on spine. Slight bumping to spine ends, corners tips are sharp. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 382 pgs. Illustrated with full color plates. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderfully written book combining scholarship and romance in perfect balance. Begins in 1788, when a group of British gentlemen -- geographers, scholars, politicians, humantiarians, and traders -- decide it's time to solve the mysteries of Africa's unknow interior regions.

$20.00

African Birds of Prey
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African Birds of Prey

By Warwick Tarbotan; Pickford, Peter and Beverly

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1990. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition, in clean original jacket. Clean blue boards with silver lettering on spine. A few small edge bumps and hint of surface wear to edges. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful full color photographs. 227 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, with slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Book size 10-1/2" X 11-1/2". Africa's remarkable diversity of birds of prey is represented here in beautiful photographs and in text--from eagles and hawks, falcons and kites, to vultures and owls.

$50.00

Between the Sunlight and the Thunder
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Between the Sunlight and the Thunder

By Simon, Noel

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1963. Stated First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good . "First American Edition 1963" on copyright page. Clean unfaded orange cloth boards with zebra head illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. Slightest hint of surface wear to corners, no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 384 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates, color frontis photograph. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has fading to spine, one tiny edge chip, slight rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A dramatic and expert attack on the appalling devastation wreaked upon the wildlife of East Africa during the prior eighty years, and the author's suggested remedies. An eloquent book, with extraordinary photographs.

$15.00

Gazella

By Cloete, Stuart

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958. Stated First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition, with "First Printing" stated on copyright page, in unclipped original jacket. Clean unfaded blue/black marbled boards with clean black spine, blue lettering on spine. Very tiny bump to lower corner of front board near spine, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean top-stained page edges. No names, writing or bookplates, very faint offset (shadow) to front endpapers from newspaper clipping). 275 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, slight wear to corners and one 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fast-moving story set in Africa, of four strangely assorted people in the forced intimacy ofthe bush, and ofthe elephant Chimboro whose living body was believed to contain the spirits of all the great chiefs of the Zulu and Matabele nations.

$20.00

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