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The Country Of The Dwarfs

DU CHAILLU, Paul [Belloni] [1835-1903]

New York: Harper & Brothers, [1871]. First Edition(?). “This is an account of Du Chaillu’s second trip to Africa, in 1863, when he concerned himself with studying the natives of Africa.” (Smith) cfSmith D82. 12mo. pp. viii, [9]-314, 8(ads). sketch map on title. frontis. & 23 text illus. (most full-page). decorative head & tailpieces. original gilt-stamped cloth (spine faded, otherwise a very nice bright copy)

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Chaillu, Paul Du

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1871. First edition. With numerous engravings. viii, 314 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Maroon cloth stamped in gilt. Spine lightly rubbed, a few leaves loose, else Near Fine. Previous owner's inscription flyleaf. First edition. With numerous engravings. viii, 314 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

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THE COUNTRY OF THE DWARFS

Paul Du Chaillu

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1871. THE COUNTRY OF THE DWARFS- Paul Du Chaillu- Ill. by Engravings- Harper & Brothers- 1871-1st Edition-1st Printing- No Ads- Hardcover:-12mo- Good/ no dj as issued- Beige cloth rebind of 1884 Woodstock Library Assoc.- 314pp, mostly clean, with some foxing towards ffeps- numerous full page engravings in B&W with head and tailpieces-vignette map on title page with opposite frontis of Du Chaillu and native chief- Woodstock Library Assoc.- plate dated 1884- Title and # written by hand on spine-last page has corner loss not affecting- SEE PHOTOS- A fiction based on factual travels by Chaillu in remote regions of Africa "(Fiction-non-fiction-French European Explorers African Travel and Exploration Narrative Africana Du Chaillu-illustrated) -Nice engravings-Scarce 1st- "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1871 by Harper and Brothers." on verso of title page- World Cat.- Harvard Special Collections:Author : Du Chaillu, Paul B. (Paul Belloni), 1835-1903- Title : The country of the dwarfs. By Paul Du Chaillu ... Numerous engravings- Published : New York, Harper & brothers, [c1871]Description : 314 p. illus. 19 cm.-Subject : Negrillos-Subject :Africa, West- Description and travel.-Form/Genre : Travel literature -- Africa, West -- 19th century.- (3329) . 1st Edition-1st Printing. Cloth. Good/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Illustrated. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ex-Library.

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The Country of The Dwarfs

Du Chaillu, Paul

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1872. 24 Engravings. Brown cloth, 314 pages and 6 pages of advertisements. All tips worn, gilt illustration ornate on front but rubbed and barely bright, duller on spine, tear to surface of spine top and bottom edges. Near Very Good.. Cloth. Very Good.

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Paul Du Chaillu

2009-11-21. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Country Of The Dwarfs

Paul Du Chaillu

2007-04-10. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Paul Du Chaillu

2009-11-23. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Country of the Dwarfs

du Chaillu, Paul

New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good with no dust jacket; Some smudges to back cover and spine. . Pencil front endpaper, pages yellowing.. 1871. Hardcover. du Chaillu's exploration in Central Africa. ; 8vo; 314 pages .

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THE COUNTRY OF THE DWARFS

CHAILLU, PAUL DU

USA : HARPER BROS., 1872. 1ST EDITION. HARDCOVER. NEAR FINE/NO JACKET. USA : HARPER BROS., 1872. 1ST EDITION. NEAR FINE/NO JACKET. Hardcover. Book Condition: NEAR FINE with slight bumping and shelf wear to upper and lower spine and corners, no dust jacket. 1st Edition. Du Chaillu, Paul. The Country of the Dwarfs. NY: Harper &Brothers,1872. 1st. Decorated cloth. Paul du Chaillu (1835-1903) was a French-American traveler and anthropologist. He became famous in the 1860s as the first modern outsider to confirm the existence of gorillas and the Pygmy people of central Africa. In a mylar wrap, unmarked, clean and crisp throughout, impeccable shape given the age of the book, spine faded, but front like new with beautiful art. A real fine in this condition and 1st edition.

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Paul du Chaillu

2014-04-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Du Chaillu, Paul

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1872. Smaller book, red-brown cloth with beveled edges, ornate gilt illustration with title and author in gilt on front very good, orante gilt illustration on most of spine just good, covers slightly worn overall, badly worn at tips, very tiny tears with little threading to spine top and bottom edges, dark stain at center back, browned inside covers and adjacent end papers also lightly stained, 314 pages plus 6-page catalog. Pencil note on second front end paper, tissued-covered frontispiece showing European with caricature of African king. Ilustrations throughout of Africa exploration. Near Good.. Cloth. Good.

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Chaillu, Paul du

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1875. This is a 1875 reprint of the 1871 original This is in decorative gilt blind stamped purple cloth and is in good condition except the spine has sun fading and the cloth as worn through at the head and spine (as is common with books this age). Still a very desireable copy. UncleAndy. Full Cloth. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Du Chaillu, Paul

NY: Harper & Brothers. G. 1871. Reissue. Hardcover. 1871 edition bound in maroon cloth with a gold pictorial design and le ttering. Frontis plate and numerous black & white engravings through-o ut. 5" x 7 1/2", 314 pages + ads at the rear. A Good copy. Rubs to the spine tips and corners. The spine is faded and the gilt lettering is dull. There is a 1" split at the middle rear spine edge. The front hin ge is cracked and exposed but the sewing is still firm. The front fly leaf has a 1 1/2" piece missing at its upper right corner. Name faintl y inked on the second fly. Mild toning to the page margins. .

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The Country Of The Dwarfs

Paul Du Chaillu

Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2007-04-10. Paperback. Good.

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Paul du Chaillu

Wonderful gilt front cover illustration on this antique copy of "The Country of the Dwarfs" by Paul du Chaillu. 1875; Harper & Brothers; New York. The book features 24 full-page engravings as well as a map of "Part of Western Africa" on the title page. Chaillu was a French-American traveler, zoologist, and anthropoligist who became famous in the 1860s as the first modern European outsider to confirm the existence of gorillas, and later the Pygmy people of central Africa. Here are a few examples of the contents: * Honest Africans * Ranpano's Superstition * Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chimpanzee * Left Alone in Africa * A Tornado * Traces of Gorillas * Hunting for the Ipi * Camping Out in the Woods * A New Species of Ant-eater * Odanga Scared by a Gorilla * Superstitions Respecting the Leopard * Down the River in a Canoe * A Magic Horn * Outbreak of the Plague * Dying Off by Scores * Freeing a Man from the Stocks * Feasting on Monkey Meat * Misfortune on Misfortune * A Mutiny * Terrible Storms of Thunder * Astronomical Studies * Lunar Observations * A Panic-Stricken Village * Through a Burning Prairie * Narrow Escape from a Horrible Death * Afraid of the Evil-Eye * First Sight of a Village of the Dwarfs * Grotesque Head-Dresses * Curious Fashions in Teeth * A Warlike Race of Savages * Giving them an Electric Shock * Queer Specimens of Humanity * Ridiculous Show of Babies * The Dwarf Language * Where and How They Bury Their Dead * Lying in Ambush * Death of the Dogs * A Night in the Forest * Return to the Coast Condition: The gilt on the spine has faded a bit; wear to the top and bottom edges of the spine; cloth tears at the corner tips. Tight binding. Partial crack at the bottom half of the rear hinge between the pastedown and end paper. The pages are in very good condition with only a small ink stain at the outer edge of page 275; pages 14-18 each have a light stain at the bottom edge; no writing or tears found.

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The Country Of The Dwarfs

Paul Du Chaillu

Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2007-04-10. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Paul Du Chaillu

Harper & Brothers, 1900. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Chaillu, Paul du

Blurb. Hardcover. 1389435644 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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The Country of the Dwarfs.

Du Chaillu, Paul.

New York: Harper, 1905. Octavo, illustrated green cloth, 314 pp. Plates. Very Good; rear hinge beginning.

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Paul Du Chaillu

BiblioLife, 2009-11-23. Paperback. Good.

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Paul Du Chaillu

BiblioBazaar, 2009-11-23. Paperback. Good.

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Chaillu, Paul Du

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1872. Hardcover. fair. Pictorial Blue Cloth, gilt decorations on front cover and spine, very worn, top and bottom edges of spine are torn, top edge has been repaired with tape, spine lean. EXlib no spine markings, pocket residue rear paste down. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 313 pp "Paul Belloni du Chaillu (du shay’ yu) was born in New Orleans, in 1835 into a French-American family. His father owned a trading depot off the coast of Gabon, and had friendly relations with most of the coastal tribes. After Paul’s mother died at age fifteen, he accompanied his father on his travels to Africa and received his education from missionaries on the western coast of Africa, and there he met and befriended dozens of African natives. It was there that du Chaillu heard many of the stories of wild animals, strange tribes and curious customs said to exist in the interior of Africa, which filled him with a tremendous curiosity about this mysterioius region. ...So in 1856, at the age of 20, he set out for an extended exploration of Africa, and set up a base village on the shore of the Fernand Vaz River (one of the outlets of the Ogoove). From there he traveled extensively over a region extending more than 300 miles inland from the coast. He studied plant and animal life, tribal customs, geography, and collected samples of dozens of unknown species. He made maps, went on hundreds of hunting expeditions, lived in native villages, learned several new inland languages, spoke with the natives about their beliefs and customs, and kept careful records of all his observations. He was the first white man to hunt gorillas, and many other unique species of fauna, and the first to have contact with any of the inland tribes. He continued his explorations for over three years, at which point all of his supplies were completely exhausted. He returned to the United States in 1860 and wrote his first book, Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa, (1861). His book was so full of astounding adventures and queer customs that it was met by disbelief by many people, until his findings were substantially confirmed by later explorers. ...Du Chaillu had even greater things planned however. At the end of 1863 he returned again to Africa, fully equipped for an even more ambitious expedition. This time he intended to cross the interior of equatorial Africa on foot, with a band of about a dozen native porters. This expedition however, was beset with difficulties, and he was obliged to return to the coast after only two years. This book deals exclusively with his ill-fated second expedition.

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Country of the Dwarfs

du Chaillu, Paul

Greenwood, New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. Very Good Hardcover 1969, no dust jacket, reprint of 1872 text. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. .

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Chaillu, Paul du

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1901. Frontis, 314p, illustrations. 19cm. Later printing. Illustrated green cloth with titling in gilt. Covers lightly soiled, edges lightly rubbed; spine faded. An attractive copy in very good condition.

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The Country of the Dwarfs.

Paul Du Chaillu.

New York and London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, [None, circa 1928]. Hardcover 7.5" x 5". 261pp. Olive green cloth covered boards with black lettering; in original decorative yellow and pink dust jacket with some edge wear, chips and small tears; else a VG+ copy. Illustrated by Erick Berry. When the famous French explorer brought back to civilization an account of the dwarfish race that inhabits central jungles of Africa he was laughed to scorn. Today this volume stands as the first authentic record of the lives and customs of these strange people. The illustrations are from life, for the artist has spent many months in Central Africa.

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THE COUNTRY OF THE DWARFS

Du Chaillu, Paul

New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good-. 1900. Hardcover. Boards with moderate wear to extremities. Hinges started and with first few pages loosening; Travelling across Africa after a four year absence, author Du Chaillu revisits old haunts and old friends; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; vii,314 pages .

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Du Chaillu, Paul

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1872. Book. Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Beautiful Illustrated. Green cloth covers with large gilt illustration. Cloth is slightly bubbled.Top and bottom of backstrip is rubbed. Beveled edges. Spine slightly cocked. Book is fairly clean ad tight..

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Country of the Dwarfs

DU CHAILLU, Paul

NY: Harper & Brothers. Very Good. 1917. Hardcover. Illustrated. A later printing. Small octavo, green, decorated cloth with gilt lettering, 314 pages. Minor shelf wear, else very good. No dust jacket. .

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Chaillu, Paul du

Blurb. PAPERBACK. 1389635023 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Country of the Dwarfs

Paul Du Chaillu

Harper & Bros., 1876. Clean and still tight. NOT ex-library. Cover and spine worn, text and hinges still tight. No loose pages. Interesting story of Londoner setting off for Central Africa in the early 1870s looking for Dwarf aboriginies and to photograph gorillas. 314pp, illustrated. Shipped in sturdy cardboard box.. Hard Cover. Abt. Good/No Jacket Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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The Country of the Dwarfs

Du Chaillu, Paul

Harper & Brothers, 1876. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. C.S.R. Binding repaired, boards rubbed, corners exposed, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1876 Hard Cover. viii, 314 pp., [4] publisher catalog. Green cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Numerous engravings. An account of the author's travels in Africa, by which he encountered the peoples we now refer to as pygmies. Du Chaillu became famous as the first European to confirm their existence, and also that of African gorillas.

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THE COUNTRY OF THE DWARFS

du Chaillu, Paul

New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. HC. fine, brown cloth (hardcover). ISBN 0837118409 Originally published in 1872. 314pp.

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Country of the Dwarfs, The

Du Chaillu, Paul

New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. Reprint. Hardcover. Good/None. 314 pages. Black & white illustrations. Faint yellow stain on pages 18-27. Spine slightly cocked. Record # 608508

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