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The Belgian Congo and The Berlin Act
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The Belgian Congo and The Berlin Act

By Keith, Arthur Berriedale

England: Oxford at the Clarendon Press. Hardcover. 344 pages. Index. Aims to "examine in the history of the Independent State of the Congo the defects of the Berlin Act, and to indicate the amendments which must be made in that international compact if it is to serve the high purposes for which it was destined, the extension to central Africa of the benefits of civilization and freedom of trade." - Preface. Former library copy with usual markings. Sturdily rebound in tan buckram. A sound copy. . Fair. 1919. First Edition.

$350.00

General De Wet: A Biography
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General De Wet: A Biography

By Rosenthal, Eric

Cape Town, South Africa: Unie - Volkspers Bpk. Hardcover. B0011V5Q5G viii, [2], 229 pages. Bibliography. Index. Maps. Black and white plates. "How this farmer's son, who never read a military textbook in his life, outwitted and outfought some of the greatest soldiers of his day - until his name became a household word around the world - is one of the most exciting true stories of all time." - dust jacket. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy of this, the General's first full-length biography. . Good. 1946. First Edition.

$295.00

The Campaign of Adowa and The Rise of Menelik
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The Campaign of Adowa and The Rise of Menelik

By Berkeley, G. F-H.

London: Constable and Co. Limited. Hardcover. xl, 403 pages. Six maps, including two which fold out inside back board. New edition of the 1902 first edition. "In the first place [the Battle of Adowa] may rank as a peculiar phenomenon, - for it amounts to nothing less, - that a European army of about twenty thousand men should be annihilated by a native African race. To the best of my belief there is no parallel case in modern history." - Preface to first edition. Prior owner's details written atop front free endpaper. Small address ink stamp upon half-title. Armorial bookplate upon verso of half-title. Bit of writing atop recto of back free endpaper. Prior owner's name rubber stamped in several places through book. Prior owner has written a handy map list in calligraphic hand upon title page. Average wear to publisher's red cloth-covered boards which are sunned at fore-edges and backstrip. Binding intact. A sound copy. . Good. 1935. Second Edition.

$395.00

The Wide World Magazine - An Illustrated Monthly, June 1898, Vol. 1, No. 2 - The Queerest Monarch in the World  (The King of Uganda)
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The Wide World Magazine - An Illustrated Monthly, June 1898, Vol. 1, No. 2 - The Queerest Monarch in the World (The King of Uganda)

By Fitzgerald, W.G.; Ghosh, A.S.; Dubois, R.; Gibbs, M.; Keighley, A.; Adcock, H.; E., Howard; Story, A.T.; al, Et

London: George Newnes, Limited. Single Issue Magazine. The second issue of this popular and long-lived publication. Pages 114-224. Features: Canadian Curiosities - article with great illustrations; The Marvelous Feats of Juggler Ram Pershad; Earth Pyramids in the Rosengarten Mountains; "For the Company's Credit" - story of an ocean-liner race; The Queerest Monarch in the World - Mwanga, King of Uganda (illustrated article); The Wreck of the "Rising Sun" - fire at sea; Picnics in Perak - article with photo of many Malay sultans aboard elephants crossing a river; The Telegraphist of Neufchateau - true WWI story; The Romance of the Mission Field - part 1; Across the Atlantic in an Open Boat - article with photo of Harvo and Samuelson in their rowboat "Fox"; The Mysterious Tramp; Tree-Blazing - how explorers in Australia's interior mark trees to guide those who may come after them; Bagging a Man-Eater - Major A. St. H. Gibbons kills a lion to protect villagers - article with photo; "The Miracle of Moses" - the Platte High Line Canal in Colorado - article with photos; In Search of an Orchid; The Fiery Ordeal of Fiji - walking on coals (illustrated article; In the Ocean Depths - illustrated recollections of ocean diver John Pearce. Front cover loose but present. Back cover missing. Last page is 224. It is uncertain if any pages were included after that. Few pencil markings. A worthy vintage copy. . Fair. 1898. First Edition.

$395.00

Look Magazine, July 4, 1939 - Why I Hate My Uncle, By Adolph Hitler's Nephew
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Look Magazine, July 4, 1939 - Why I Hate My Uncle, By Adolph Hitler's Nephew

By Hitler, William Patrick; al, et

Des Moines, Iowa: Look/Cowles. Single Issue Magazine. 50 pages. Includes a six-page photo-illustrated feature by William P. Hitler, Adolph's nephew "who tells so candidly some things about his uncle that only a relative could know". Other features include: Student Nurses - their work and their uniforms; Stockings - short skirts bring new styles - Willy De Mond (Willy's of Hollywood); Why I Want Roosevelt to Run Again, by Harold L. Ickes; Gatti Pictures - an African Chief takes his 70 wives to the Beauty Parlor; Page of America's 10 most wanted, with photos, by J. Edgar Hoover; Movie Preview - Lady of the Tropics, starring Hedy Lamarr, and Robert Taylor; Roosevelt after 1940; Lowdown on Horse Racing, from 'Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmon; America's Best Jockeys; Hattie Carnegie vs. Elizabeth Hawes; Death Dines - photocrime; Sleep on Top of Your Car; and more. Complete and unmarked with somewhat above-average wear. Binding intact. A worthy copy of this extraordinary issue. . Fair. 1939. First Edition.

$795.00

The Story of Chisamba Re-Told. A Sketch of the African Mission of the Canadian Congregational Churches
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The Story of Chisamba Re-Told. A Sketch of the African Mission of the Canadian Congregational Churches

By SILCOX, MISS L.M.

Toronto: Canada Congregational Foreign Missionary Society. Hardcover. B002ONT1DS 212 pages. Fold-out frontispiece plan of Chisamba 1913, plus 26 pages of black and white plates consisting mainly of wonderful photos plus some maps. Includes chronology of Chisamba. The inspiring history of the ambitious Christian missions operated in Angola, West Central Africa, by the American Board and Canada Congregational F.M.S. General foxing to edges and contents. Minimal light pencil markings to contents, otherwise unmarked with somewhat above-average wear to olive cloth-covered boards. Back hinge starting. A sound reference copy of this remarkable history. . Fair. 1916. First Edition.

$250.00

The Wide World - The True Adventure Magazine for Men, July 1957 - Cat Trains
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The Wide World - The True Adventure Magazine for Men, July 1957 - Cat Trains

By Maynard, Frank; Conway, Philip; Andrew, Jay; Laroyan, Scott; Delacroix, Robert; Dodgson, Brian; Stewart, Leslie; Batham, Guy; Keighley-Bell, G.H.; Hennessey, Michael

London: The Wide World. Single Issue Magazine. xxiv, 129-194 pages. Features: Heroes of the Tractor Trails (with cover illustration) - photo-illustrated article on the men who blaze tractor trails across the frozen north to supply mines and the military; Full Ahead to Destruction - a ten million dollar smuggling operation in the Mediterranean - article with photos; Red Eyes of Evil - hunting a 15' crocodile on the Zambezi; The Temple of Snakes - five white men filming a documentary amongst the savage Arusi tribesmen find trouble; Murderers in my Kitchen - the author's two jungle workers were convicted murderers; Trapped in a Floating Tomb - an astonishing sea story from off the Prussian coast involving the "Aurora"; Tooth for a Tooth - a Scotish flyer creates trouble in the city of Kandy on Ceylon when he violates a sacred shrine; Squeeze to Freedom - the amazing escape of a British P.O.W. from a German train in WWII; Caught in a Whirlpool in the Vialala river in Eastern Papua - article with photos; Sports Day with the Veiled Warriors - the Oulliminden Tuaregs of the French Sudan - article with photos; Jungle Guinea Pigs - Sgt. Ken McConnell's Auster crashed in Malaya - his nightmare trip to safety; and more. Bit of pencil writing on front cover. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy. . Good. 1957. First Edition.

$179.95

The Wide World - The Magazine for Men, February (Feb.) 1948 - Among the Skolt Lapps / The Strange Case of Herman Crowell
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The Wide World - The Magazine for Men, February (Feb.) 1948 - Among the Skolt Lapps / The Strange Case of Herman Crowell

By Wright, Cassiter; Illingworth, Frank; Marks, James; Tullipan, R.W.; Taylor, Capt. Allan K.; Godsell, Philip H.; Church, A.E.; Dove, James

London: George Newnes Ltd.. Single Issue Magazine. 18 [ads], 251-312 pages. Features: The Strange Case of Herman Crowell - the life of a senior insurance official turns to mystery and romance; The Stolen Mine-Dump - a Gold Coast mine story; Among the Skolt Lapps - photo-illustrated article; The Bundoo Mask - was it responsible for a run of misfortune in Sierra Leone; On the Edge of the World (part II) - further adventures of Richard Brenton in Tierra del Fuego; Two Black Outlaws - two Australian aboriginals go criminal and give Queensland police much trouble; My Pet Elephant - an amusing tale from Mashonaland, Southern Rhodesia; Looking for Trouble - tragedy strikes when 20-year-old Henrietta Schmerler goes to live with and study the Apache Indians; Kite-Fishing in the Solomons; The Runaway Train; Four of a Kind - a Nigerian District officer tells a story related to "leopard" and "lion-men" atrocities in Africa; and more. Bit of pencil writing on front cover. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy. . Good. 1948. First Edition.

$199.95

The Wide World - The True Adventure Magazine for Men, May 1957 - Windsailing the Sahara / The Squaw's Curse
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The Wide World - The True Adventure Magazine for Men, May 1957 - Windsailing the Sahara / The Squaw's Curse

By Sheppard, J. Mortimer; Hall, Peter; Rundle, Marjorie; Wharton, Bill; Burger, John F.; Dickie, Francis; Forrest, Bob; Demarest, R. William; Weir, Tom; Batham, Guy; Letheby, Jack; Tench, C.V.

London: The Wide World. Single Issue Magazine. xxiv, 62 pages. Features: First to Sail the Sahara - article (with cover illustration) about the Sheppard family which attempted to windsail across the Sahara Desert - with map and photos; The Bull of Contention - melons of the Bhelwah plantation in north Bihar are being destroyed by a bull antelope which the Hindus consider a sacred nilgai; The Forest Glade Murders - photo-illustrated article from Northern Rhodesia; Captain Mitchell's Last Fight - his schooner spots a U-boat in 1942 (article with photo of the U-boat); The Incredible Snake Man - "Professor" Morrisey deliberately exposed himself to venomous snake bites in Africa; Black Death - a wolf terrorizes farmers and livestock near Kamloops, B.C.; Eggs for the Prisoner - the author was accused of smuggling and imprisoned without food or drink in a cabin of a stifling Pakistani river steamer; March Macabre - horrific ant attacks while obtaining WWII rubber in Ecuador; Britain's Unmapped Outpost - St. Kilda; Trouble at Thirty Fathoms - something goes wrong while welding underwater in a fast-flowing Papua, New Guinea river; Killer Turned Preacher - last instalment of "West to Adventure", the thrilling story of the life of "Jack" Letheby, trapper, prospector and professional gambler; The Squaw's Curse - Marie was the prettiest girl in the Spalumcheen tribe near Kamloops, British Columbia; and more. Bit of pencil writing on front cover. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy. . Good. 1957. First Edition.

$179.95

A History of Sierra Leone
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A History of Sierra Leone

By Fyfe, Christopher

London: Oxford University Press. Hardcover. vii, [1], 773 pages. Two fold-out maps at back. Guide to sources References. Index. Author served as Government Archivist in Sierra Leone and produced this work after leaving government service. Lacking dust jacket. Somewhat above-average wear to navy blue cloth. Usual library markings. Minimal markings to contents. Narrow opening along back hinge. Front hinge tender. A worthy reference copy of this highly-informative work. . Fair. 1962. First Edition.

$395.00

Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries; and of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa, 1858-1864; With Map and Illustrations
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Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries; and of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa, 1858-1864; With Map and Illustrations

By Livingstone, David & Charles

New York: Harper & Brothers. Hardcover. B000NGRQBC xxii, 638, 6 (ads) pages. Fold-out map. Occasional black and white illustrations. "It has been my object in this work to give as clear an account as I was able of tracts of country previously unexplored, with their river systems, natural productions, and capabilities; and to bring before my countrymen, and all others interested in the cause of humanity, the misery entailed by the slave-trade in its inland phases - a subject on which I and my companions are the first who have had any opportunities of forming a judgement." - from Preface. "There must be something in the appearance of white men frightfully repulsive to the unsophisticated natives of Africa; for, on entering villages previously unvisited by Europeans, if we met a child... he would take to his heels in an agony of terror, such as we might feel if we met a live Egyptian mummy at the door of the British Museum." - from page 199. Fold-out map measures 24" wide by 17" high and is entitled "The River Shire, The Lakes Nyassa & Shirwa, The Lower Courses of the Rivers Zambesi & Rovuma" - based on the Astronomical observations and sketches of Dr. Livingstone, Constructed by John Arrowsmith, 1865. The routes of Dr. Livingstone and the Officers of the expedition are indicated in red. Map bears one inch opening along left side. Book has been recased in red buckram with new beige endpapers. Binding sound. Average wear. Unmarked. Lettering upon spine rubbed but legible. A quality copy. . Good. 1866. First American Edition.

$495.00

The Making of South African Legal Culture 1902-1936: Fear, Favour and Prejudice
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The Making of South African Legal Culture 1902-1936: Fear, Favour and Prejudice

By Chanock, Martin

Great Britain: Cambridge University Press. Hardcover. 0521791561 571 pages. Bibliography, index, and list of cases cited. "This revisionist analysis of the construction of South African legal culture illustrates the larger processes of legal colonisation, while the consideration of the interaction between imported doctrine and legislative models with local contexts and approaches also provies a basis for understanding the re-fashioning of law under circumstances of post-colonialism and globalisation." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Appears unread. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A superb copy. . Fine. 2001. First Edition.

$129.95

Liberation - The First to be Freed

By THOMPSON, Robert Norman

Canada: Battleline Books. Hardcover. 0920849032 Signed and inscribed by author upon front free endpaper. 260 pages. Index. Black and white maps and illustrations. "A first-hand account of the East African Campaign, perhaps the least known of the regional battles of World War II, and yet one of the most significant Allied victories. The story of the overthrowing of Benito Mussolini's reign of terror in the ancient land of Ethiopia... The story of courageous tactical resistance against overwhelming odds." - from dust jacket. Book clean and unmarked with very light wear. Light wear to dust jacket now preserved in mylar. A quality copy. . Fine. 1987. First Edition.

$49.95

The Illustrated London News, May 16 1964 - Repairs to Stonehenge / New York World's Fair
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The Illustrated London News, May 16 1964 - Repairs to Stonehenge / New York World's Fair

By Bryant, Arthur; Falls, Cyril; al, et

London: The Illustrated London News & Sketch. Paperback. Pages 749-800 plus 4 pages of ads. Features: Nice one-page colour photo ad for the Riley elf Mark II Car (red); One page colour photo add for Harvey's Bristol Cream shows seen in art gallery; One page colour photo add for Harvey's Bristol Dry shows man examining painting; Cover page photo of crane lifting huge fallen stone lintel at Stonehenge; Article on the future of Africa with photo of opening of the Northern Rhodesia independence conference on May 5; Photo of fallen balustrade on the Sinclair Road in Hammersmith; Photo of Kenneth Kuanda addressing opening session of the Northern Rhodesia independence conference; Photo of 320 debutantes giving mass curtsey to the Countess of Mansfield at Queen Charlotte's birthday ball at Grosvenor House on May 5; Photo of Dame Ninette De Valois receiving acclamation of the Royal Ballet and audience at the gala performance at Covent Garden on May 7; Photo of political leaders at the Mansion House launching national appeal for a memorial to Pres. Kennedy; Photos of the Queen Mother and the Duchess of Gloucester at London events; Five photos of the Duke of Edinburgh around and about; Article on Aden, Pres. Nasser and Yemen; Five photos of Khrushchev's state visit to Cairo, including image of Egyptian girl who has thrown herself on the hood of the limo carrying Khrushchev and Nasser; Photo of the launching of Japan's largest postwar submarine, Oshio, at Kobe; Photo of airliner wreckage at Concord, California after the pilot of a Pacific Airlines plane was shot mid-flight; Photo of major damage to destroyer Decatur after clear weather collision with aircraft carrier Lake Champlain off Virginia; Photo of signing of the Japanese British agreement on the consular convention by Mr. Butler and the Japanese Foreign Minister in Tokyo; Photo of Sir Roy Welensky in his garden, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia; Photo of the first Canadian High Commissioner, Mr. Norman Berlis, presenting his letters of introduction to Mr. Kenyatta; Photo of Gen. Franco relaxing with brush and paint behind the Prado palace in Madrid; Photo of 60,000 people meeting on the mountain of Montejurra, Spain for the traditional Carlist rally; Photo of Pres. Ben Bella of Algeria receiving Order of Lenin in Moscow; Photo of the Shah of Persia (Iran) pouring first concrete for the Latian Dam; Photo of Mrs. Jerrie Mock being decorated by Pres. Johnson; Photo of planned Jordan River water diversion to counter Israel's plans of water diversion; Photo of Finnish UN troops in Nicosia after a 40 mile bike ride from Dhekelia; Photo illustrated article on continuing excavations at Ephesus and Roman apartment houses uncovered, Part 1; A survey of the New York World's Fair, 1964-65; Two pages of photos of amusement centres and inside pavilions at the New York World's fair; Wonderful one page colour photo of the Unisphere at the World's Fair; Excellent colour centrefold panoramic map/guide to the New York World's Fair - 646 acres of pavilions and amusement gardens at Flushing Meadow; Excellent cover photo of the New York State Pavilion, with its 100 foot "Tent of Tomorrow"; Several additional pages of photos of the World's Fair; Page of photos of General Motors' Futurama trip and other items; Two pages of photos of Etruscan art in Florence - a little-known field of sculpture; Two pages of photos of Master James Ogilvy and his parents; Photos of personalities of the week include Dr. Jos? Maza, the Duke of Primo de Rivera, John Molloy, Lieut. Gen. Sir: Barber, Mr. Andrew Stewart, Sir Roland Robinson, Mr. J. Guthrie Brown, author Leon Uris and Dr. Wladislaw Dering (who sued Uris for libel because of content in the book Exodus), Dr. Heenan (who made a statement about contraception), Mahmoud Jaifi, the late Sir Ben Smith, the late Mrs. Marjorie McIntosh, the late Miss Marie Kendall, and Sir James Greg; Two pages of text and photos of a variety of African musical instruments; Two pages of text and photos describe British troop involvement in heavy guerrilla fighting in the Radfan mountain area on the Yemeni-Aden border; Dramatic photo of firefighters battling flames in the new Bond Street showrooms of the Chappell music company on May 6; Nice one-page colour photo ad for Gordon's special dry London gin features young lady with massive (Photo-shopped?) brown dog; One-page Barclay's Bank ad shows little girl whose coin has fallen into drain; One page colour photo ad for the Humber super snipe car (dark blue); One-page photo ad for the new Vignale-designed Flavia convertible by Lancia; One page colour photo ad for Brooke Marine Ltd and their 'Ocean Pilot' deep water cruisers; and more. Unmarked with average wear. A sound vintage copy. . Good. 1964. First Edition.

$179.95

Weekend Magazine, February (Feb.) 19, 1966 -  Jomo Kenyatta Cover Photo / Hockey Iron Man Andy Hebenton / Fashion Designer Mary Chang of Vancouver
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Weekend Magazine, February (Feb.) 19, 1966 - Jomo Kenyatta Cover Photo / Hockey Iron Man Andy Hebenton / Fashion Designer Mary Chang of Vancouver

By O'Brien, Andy; al, et

Vancouver: The Vancouver Sun. Paperback. 32 pages. Features: Great cover photo of Jomo Kenyatta in regal attire; The Comfortable Pew revisited; New York's Famed Metropolitan Opera (Met) sponsors a company of young hopefuls touring Canada - article with colour photos; Graphic photos of North Vietnamese prisoner being beaten and water-tortured by troops from the South; Kenya article features colour photos of ceremonial dancing; Andy Hebenton is Hockey's Incredible Iron Man - article with colour photos; Nipper cartoon. Short article on Vancouver fashion designer and housewife Mary Chang, with five nice colour photos. Above-average wear with a variety of moisture stains but complete and intact. A worthy reference copy. . Fair. 1966. First Edition.

$149.95

The Wide World  - The Magazine For Everybody, July 1918, No. 243, Vol. XLI - Exploring Eastern Karakoram / The "White" Chief of Penrhyn Island
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The Wide World - The Magazine For Everybody, July 1918, No. 243, Vol. XLI - Exploring Eastern Karakoram / The "White" Chief of Penrhyn Island

By Watt, M.; Temple, A.; Arnault, F.; Dalton, E.; Amy, L.; Workman, F.; Row, J.; Glanville, E.; al, Et

New York: The International News Company. Paperback. Pages 178-264 pages plus 16 pages of great vintage ads. Features: "Ju-Ju" Justice - a startling West African Ju-Ju incident and its sequel, involving the Elder Dempster branch boat "Lagoon"; Tales of the Service - The Smuggler's Cave (part III) - stirring stories of the Service contributed by a customs-house officer on the West Coast of Scotland and also in Ireland; The Wooing of Abia - a charming yet thrilling love story involving natives of Papua, with great photos; Beyond the Law (part III) - The Dalton Gang terrorized the Western States of America for years while committing train robberies and holding up banks; The Empire's Only Eskimo Soldier - John Shiwak, of Labrador, the only Eskimo soldier to lay down his life for the empire (article with photo); Exploring the Ice-Wilds of Eastern Karakoram (part III) - the Himalayan exploits of Fanny Bullock Workman and William Hunter Workman (with photos); A Nightmare Voyage - in 1905, the American barque Challenger left Port Townsend for Japan in the command of Captain Pedersen; Photo of a Papuan chief's daughter wearing a necklace of hundreds of dog teeth; Lion-Hunting as a Business - Frank Allen of Rhodesia is the only known lion-hunter - article with photos; A Woman's Journey Across Africa (part IV) - a 4,000 mile honeymoon trip east to west across the Dark Continent - with photos; The Baboon and the Baby - a baboon steals a baby from a home; My Experiences in German East Africa - James Henry Butcher relates his thrilling experiences as a private in the South African Infantry, with photos; The Shining Town - a fascinating photo-illustrated sketch of life and scenes in Granada; The "White" Chief of Penrhyn Island - the shipwrecked author was adopted by a chief in the South Sea Islands and went on to become the ruler of an island and its people; Only a Half-Breed - in South-West Colorado in 1869 a white man's squaw prevented a war; Fantastic ad "Swear Off Tobacco" by the Newell harmacal Company of St. Louis inside back cover; and more. Unmarked with average wear. A quality copy of this great vintage issue. . Good. 1918. First Edition.

$299.95

The Wide World - The Magazine for Everybody, April (Apr.) 1918, No. 240, Vol. XL: I Fired the First Shot For Britain in the War (WWI)
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The Wide World - The Magazine for Everybody, April (Apr.) 1918, No. 240, Vol. XL: I Fired the First Shot For Britain in the War (WWI)

By Martyn, F.; O'Shaughnessy, W.; Jordan, E.; Craig, W.; Martin, E.; Patterson, W.; Ashmeead-Bartlett, E.; Beattie, S.; al, et

New York: The International New Company. Paperback. Pages 442-528 plus 24 pages of ads. Features: The Strange Case of Sergeant Pron - a story of the French Foreign Legion; Turned into a Pillar of Salt - a salt-miner becomes lost in his mine; Mysterious Fish with Strange Arabic Inscriptions - photo and brief write-up of fish caught at Zanzibar ; A Woman's Journey Across Africa - Part I - Eva J. Jordan's amazing journey through mysterious Africa, this part dealing with Uganda (with photos); How I Fired the First Shot for Britain in the Great War - Trooper William Craig, of the 4th Dragoon Guards was also the first British soldier to bring down a Uhlan; Chased by Bees - while observing apes E.F. Martin unknowingly disturbed a nest; In the Clutches of a Boa-Constrictor - adventure in Rhodesia; With the British Armoured Cars in Russia - Part II - a stirring account of their work and adventures, with great photos; The House of a Hundred Rooms - Part II - Chinese Tong-men and gamblers operated a building in Philadelphia's tenderloin district which had secret cellars and dungeons which were put to diabolical uses; My Adventures in the World War, Part IV - famous war correspondent E. Ashmead-Bartlett offers startling and thrilling contributions; The Mystery of the "Haunted Hills" - a strange story from Australia's Queensland bush; The Soldier Samson of the Italian Alps - photo-illustrated tales of an incredibly strong soldier in an Italian Alpini battalion (with photo of him lifting five men!); Human Tanks - An Ingenious Body Shield invented by Italian troops; The Papuan Chief's "Revenge" - intereseting photo-illustrated story; Some African Fashions - humorous illustrations; Arctic Painter's Thrilling Adventures - M. Borissof became lost along the northern shores of Nova Zembla and nearly died (with photo of his studio); Photo of Indian chief Wa-Ha-Gunta who just turned 134 years old!; and more. Average external wear. Bit of writing on front cover and Table of Contents. Binding intact. A worthy copy of this great vintage issue. . Good. 1918. First Edition.

$299.95

The Trial of Jomo Kenyatta
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The Trial of Jomo Kenyatta

By Slater, Montagu

London: Secker & Warburg. Hardcover. 225 pages. Index of incidents. "Presents the complicated issues, unravels the tangled skeins of charge and countercharge with mastery and skill; and always makes the reader aware of the sombre background - terrorism and colour-prejudice, atrocities, fear and fury - against which the trial was enacted." Gift greetings atop front free endpaper. Contents significantly tanned with age. Spine leaning. Binding intact. Above-average overall wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A worthy reading copy. . Fair. 1955. First Edition.

$69.95

Facing Mount (Mt.) Kenya - The Tribal Life of the Kikuyu
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Facing Mount (Mt.) Kenya - The Tribal Life of the Kikuyu

By Kenyatta, Jomo (Signed); Malinowski, Bronislaw (Introduction)

London: Secker and Warburg. Hardcover. B0014NO7OM First Edition signed and inscribed by Jomo Kenyatta, dated 1944, atop front free endpaper. xxvi, 339 pp. Index. Glossary. Eight pages of black and white photographic plates. One-page map of Gikuyu Country. "One of the first really competent and instructive contributions to African ethnography by a scholar of pure African heritage. Through his upbringing Mr. Kenyatta combines to an unusual extent the knowledge of Western ways and Western modes of thought with a training and outlook essentially African. As a first-hand account of a representative African culture, as an invaluable document in the principles underlying culture-contact and change; last, not least, as a personal statement of the new outlook of a progressive African, this book will rank as a pioneering achievement of outstanding merit." - from Introduction. Author was the founding father of Kenya and led the nation from its independence in 1963 until his passing in 1978. Somewhat above-average soiling and wear to tan fabric-covered boards. One-inch split in fabric between foot of backstrip and front board. Brilliant gilt lettering in green panels upon backstrip. Contents unmarked with occasional moderate soiling and minimal foxing. Binding tender in places but intact. Two openings, each less than one centimetre, to central portion of front hinge. A special copy of this important work. . Fair. 1938. First Edition.

$6500.00

Where The Tarmac Ends: To East Africa, With Love
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Where The Tarmac Ends: To East Africa, With Love

By Hayes, Margaret Ann.

Canada: Rima. Paperback. 096942650X Signed by author atop title page. 224 pages. Numerous reproductions of black and white photos in text. Author's business card laid-in. Above-average wear. Spine slant. A worthy reading copy of this fascinating tale of the author's adventures in East Africa during the 'winds of change' period of the 1960s and later, when the East African peoples grasped independence. Also describes little-known places in Ethiopia. . Fair. 1989. First Edition.

$69.95

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