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cover of A plea for Africa. A sermon preached October 26, 1817, in the First Presbyterian Church in the city of New-York, before the synod of New-York and New-Jersey, at the request of the Board of Directors of the African School established by the synod

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New-York: Gould, printer, Chatham-St, 1817. 8vo, pp. 76; wrappers wanting, lightly foxed, slight tidestain in top margin; all else very good. "In this pamphlet Dr. Griffin examines the place of Africans in the Bible, identifying them with the Ethiopians and the Cushites. He relates the history of slavery from ancient times to modern, and pleads for the necessity of… Read more
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cover of Telephone directory Kenya. July 1963

Telephone directory Kenya. July 1963

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1963
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Nairobi: [East African Posts & Telecommunications], 1963. 4to, pp. xxiii, [1]; 252, 20, 20; original staple-bound paper wrappers printed in black and red; paper toned, wrappers a touch soiled and dogeared, text clean, very good. Includes yellow pages and a telegraphic address list. British Library only in OCLC.
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cover of A concise English-Swahili dictionary / Kamusi ya Kiingereza-Kiswahili

A concise English-Swahili dictionary / Kamusi ya Kiingereza-Kiswahili

by Snoxall, R. A.

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1961
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London: Oxford University Press, 1961. Revised edition, 12mo, pp. xii, 325, [1]; green publisher's cloth; light toning to edges, near fine in a very good, slightly creased dust jacket.
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cover of In the grip of the Nyika: further adventures in British East Africa

In the grip of the Nyika: further adventures in British East Africa

by Patterson, J. H., Lieut.-Col

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1910
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London: Macmillan and C., Limited, 1910. 8vo, pp. xiv, [2], 389, [1], [4] ads; better than 100 illustrations in the text plus 9 maps; original blue cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine, t.e.g.; light rubbing, lower hinge split, bookplate of James Mead, Curator Emeritus of Marine Mammals at the Smithsonian, very good. On safari for lions,… Read more
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cover of Robbins' journal. Comprising an account of the loss of the Brig Commerce of Hartford (Con.) James Riley, Master, upon the western coast of Africa, August 28th, 1815, Also of the slavery and sufferings of the author and the rest of the crew

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Greenwich, Conn: Conde Nast Press, 1931. Edition limited to 355 copies designed by Lester Douglas and illustrated by Earle Winslow (this being copy no. 238 and signed by Winslow); large 8vo, pp. 313, [1]; illustrated throughout, several full-page; original pictorial blindstamped calf, black leather onlay label lettered in gilt, a.e.g., publisher's slipcase. Slipcase rubbed, else fine.
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cover of The Homily of the Archangel Michael

The Homily of the Archangel Michael

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late 19th - early 20th century
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Ethiopia, late 19th - early 20th century. Folio (approx. 33.5 x 25.5 cm / 13¼" x 10"), 155 leaves (first and last blank, and the last one loose) on parchment; text in triple column, in black and red ink, 7 full-page vibrantly colored miniatures; contemporary full crimson goat sewn over boards, with 6 nested panels tooled in blind on… Read more
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cover of Colonization and missions. A historical examination of the state of society in western Africa, as formed by paganism and Muhammedanism, slavery, the slave trade, and piracy, and of the remedial influence of colonization and missions [wrapper title]

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Boston: T. R. Marvin, 1846. Fifth edition, revised and enlarged, pp. 40, self-wrappers; corners of upper wrapper chipped, text clean and sound, contemporary owner's signature on upper wrapper, very good or better. Rev. Tracy was perhaps a true believer in the colonialization of Africa. "[He] did not view Liberia as a mere convenient place for an inconvenient population. Besides… Read more
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cover of White slavery in the Barbary States. A lecture before the Boston Mercantile Library Association, Feb 17, 1847

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Boston: William D. Ticknor and Company, 1847. First edition, 8vo, pp. 60; original terracotta wrappers; wrappers soiled, ex-Tufts library, with stamp and gift inscription on upper wrapper, text clean and sound. Sumner was an abolitionist senator who famously called out fellow senator Andrew Butler for his attempts to turn Kansas into a slave state, and was attacked and beaten… Read more
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cover of Kamusi ya Kiswahili-Kirusi. Суахили-Русский словарь [= Kiswahili-Russian dictionary]

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Moscow: Russkii Yazik, 1987. 8vo, pp. 695, [1]; 30,000 entries in two columns; dark green cloth gilt; fine.
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cover of Rensegnements divers et compte rendu de l'assemblee generale du 13 Mars 1949

Rensegnements divers et compte rendu de l'assemblee generale du 13 Mars 1949

by International Institute of Political and Social Sciences Concerning Countries of Differing Civilisations

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1949
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Brussels: INCIDI, 1949. 8vo, pp. [8], 326, [2]; text in French with some portions in parallel English text; green paper wrappers; wrappers sunned with a few stains, corner bumped, clean and sound, very good. Previously the International Colonial Institute, the INCIDI was a collection of independent "distinguished citizens" to "facilitate and spread the comparative study of the political science… Read more
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cover of Mbundu (Kimbundu) English-Portuguese dictionary with grammar and syntax (vol. 1 only)

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Philadelphia: The International Printing Company, 1930. 8vo, pp. 110, [2]; brown printed paper wrappers; inscribed to O. M. Norlie by the author on title page, fine. The first part of ten, including the preface, and full grammar and syntax notes for Mbundu, plus entries for A through Bobota, with definitions in English and Portuguese. Kimbundu is a Bantu language… Read more
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cover of Конфигурационный синтаксис языка зулу / Konfiguracionnyj sintaksis jazyka Zulu [Zulu Configurational Syntax]

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Leningrad: Nauka, 1968. 8vo, 2 vols (the second published in 1989]; text in Russian, blue printed paper wrappers; spines creased, pages toning but clean, gift inscription inside wrapper of vol. 1, very good. Sova was one of the first linguists to apply computer analysis to philology. Her work was a key contribution to the reconstruction of the Proto-Bantu language.… Read more
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cover of Recherches Sahariennes. Cahier No. 1 [all published?]

Recherches Sahariennes. Cahier No. 1 [all published?]

by Camps, G[abriel], et al.

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1979
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Paris: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1979. 4to, pp. 224, [2]; text in French; illustrated paper wrappers; light edgewear, corners bumped, very good and clean. Articles on archaeology and prehistory, and anthropology and sociology. Number 2 apparently never appeared.
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cover of эволюция грамматического строя в языках банту / Evoliustiia grammaticheskogo stroia v iazykakh Bantu

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Leningrad: Nauka, 1987. 8vo, pp. 361, [7]; text in Russian; folding map with typescript key slip attached, with manuscript note; inscribed by the author to Anatoly Lieberman, a linguist at the University of Minnesota; green and white illustrated boards; corners bumped, text clean, very good. Sova was one of the first linguists to apply computer analysis to philology. Her… Read more
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cover of The life and explorations of David Livingstone, LL.D. Carefully compiled from reliable sources

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London and Newcastle: Adam & Co., n.d., 1875. 4to, pp. viii, 632; lithograph frontispiece and title page, color map, plus 22 tinted lithographs on 20 sheets; publisher's quarter brown morocco, stamped in gilt on spine; front free endpaper miscreased, occasional foxing, modest wear; generally, very good and sound. The book went through numerous editions in several formats, with different… Read more
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cover of Memorial bulletin of the American Geographical Society, April 23, 1874. The life and services of Dr. David Livingstone ... Remarks of Chief-Justice Daly, Major H. C. Dane. Address of Rev. Wm. Adams, D.D., Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, Dr. I. I. Hayes, Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D.

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New York: printed for the Society, 1874. 8vo, pp. 47, [1]; original glazed white wrappers printed in black; small pressure stamp of the N.E. Genealogical Society on front wrapper, wrappers soiled; all else very good. "Session 1873-4. no. vii." Inscribed on the front wrapper, "Presented by C. C. Coffin" - i.e. Charles Carleton Coffin (1823-1896), the famed Civil War… Read more
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cover of Journal of the discovery of the source of the Nile

Journal of the discovery of the source of the Nile

by Speke, John Hanning

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1864
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1864. First American edition of a classic in African exploration; 8vo, pp. [v]-xxx, [31]-590; 2 steel-engraved portraits, folding map tinted in blue and with author's route in red (with short tear neatly repaired on verso), full-page map printed in blue and red, and numerous wood-engraved illustrations throughout, 20 full-page; spine ends chipped, corners and… Read more
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cover of Emin Pasha and the rebellion at the Equator. A story of nine months experiences in the last of the Soudan Provinces by. With the revision and co-operation of Henry M. Stanley, D. C. L.

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First American edition, 8vo, pp. xxiv, 490; with the folding map of Equatorial Province and a copy of the Mahdi's letter in Arabic to Emin Pasha demanding his surrender to in back cover pocket (both with several short tears at the folds), 2 portraits, 21 full-page wood engravings and 25 wood engravings in… Read more
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cover of The last journals of David Livingstone in Central Africa. From eighteen hundred and sixty-five to his death. Continued by a narrative of his last moments and sufferings, obtained from his faithful servants Chuma and Susi, by Horace Waller..

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1875. First American edition, 8vo, pp. 541, [1], 6 (ads); portrait frontispiece, double-page color map, large folding color map in back cover pocket, 20 wood-engraved plates, 25 wood-engraved illustrations in the text; original pictorial terracotta cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine; lightly rubbed, but a near fine copy.
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cover of The autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley ... with sixteen photogravures and a map

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London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co. Ltd, 1909. First edition, 8vo, pp. xvii, [1], 551, [1]; 15 photogravure plates, folding facsimile, and a large folding map printed in color; a very good, sound copy in original pictorial blue cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine.
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