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Background to Liberia
1 Background to Liberia
Monrovia, Liberia Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism 1979 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, Liberian bookstore stamps on front free endpaper. 
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 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Produire et Transformer les Feuilles de Moringa
2 Produire et Transformer les Feuilles de Moringa
Moringanews and Moringa Association of Ghana 2010 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Written and published by Moringanews and Moringa Association of Ghana. Many photos. Text in French. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by one of the author/photographers, Dr. Armelle de Saint Saveur. Moringa is a genus of fast-growing flowering plants native to tropical and semi-tropical Africa and Asia which is being more widely planted throughout the world both to combat deforestation and to provide nutritious leaves and seeds for human and livestock consumption. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 67 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 16.00 USD
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A Glimpse of Eden, Ames, Evelyn
3 Ames, Evelyn A Glimpse of Eden
London Collins 1968 0002112965 / 9780002112963 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket soiled and tattered, owner name on front free endpaper. Illustrated by Victor Ambrus 
Author photo on rear jacket flap. The author recounts her month-long safari in Kenya. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 208 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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The Reds and the Blacks:  A Personal Adventure, Attwood, William
4 Attwood, William The Reds and the Blacks: A Personal Adventure
NY Harper and Row 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Page tops soiled. 
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 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The World and its People, Book VII: Views in Africa, Badlam, Anna B. ; Dunton, Larkin
5 Badlam, Anna B. ; Dunton, Larkin The World and its People, Book VII: Views in Africa
Boston Silver, Burdett and Company 1897 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Owner name on front pastedown, front hinge cracked, front free endpaper removed, boards heavily worn. 
Cloth-backed boards. Many engravings and photos. "Glimpses of the Dark Continent" written as a geography text for young readers. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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Camping with the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa, Bass, Thomas A.
6 Bass, Thomas A. Camping with the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1990 0395415020 / 9780395415023 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket price-clipped, pages toned. 
xv, 304 pp, index. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Carl Akeley:  Africa's Collector, Africa's Savior, Bodrey-Sanders, Penelope
7 Bodrey-Sanders, Penelope Carl Akeley: Africa's Collector, Africa's Savior
NY Paragon House 1991 1557782431 / 9781557782434 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Sticker lift-off on rear jacket panel. A biography of Carl Akeley, who was a friend of Teddy Roosevelt, a big game hunter, and taxidermist/museum exhibition creator who fashioned some of the iconic halls in the American Museum of Natural History. Many photos. ; 298 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Island of the Dragon's Blood, Botting, Douglas
8 Botting, Douglas Island of the Dragon's Blood
NY Funk & Wagnalls 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed and lightly tattered. 
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 
Price: 15.00 USD
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On the South African Frontier:  The Adventures and Observations of an American in Mashonaland and Matabeleland, Brown, William Harvey
9 Brown, William Harvey On the South African Frontier: The Adventures and Observations of an American in Mashonaland and Matabeleland
NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1899 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket; Spine sunned, boards worn, front signature loose, shaken, gift inscription on front free endpaper, hinges cracked. 
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 
Price: 40.00 USD
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House of Bondage, Cole, Ernest; Flaherty, Thomas
10 Cole, Ernest; Flaherty, Thomas House of Bondage
Toronto Random House 1967 0394429354 / 9780394429359 First Printing Hardcover 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. 
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 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Great Sahara Mousehunt, Collins, Catherine; Pomeroy, Miggs
11 Collins, Catherine; Pomeroy, Miggs The Great Sahara Mousehunt
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1963 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards grubby. 
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 
Price: 13.00 USD
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West African Resistance:   The Military Response to Colonial Occupation, Crowder, Michael (editor)
12 Crowder, Michael (editor) West African Resistance: The Military Response to Colonial Occupation
NY Africana Publishing Corporation 1971 0841900493 / 9780841900493 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. 
Index. Ev; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 314 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in 1822, 1823, and 1824, with a Short Account of Clapperton's and Lander's Second Journey in 1825, 1826, and 1827, Volume 4, Denham, Major Dixon; Clapperton, Captain Hugh; Oudney, Doctor Walter
13 Denham, Major Dixon; Clapperton, Captain Hugh; Oudney, Doctor Walter Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in 1822, 1823, and 1824, with a Short Account of Clapperton's and Lander's Second Journey in 1825, 1826, and 1827, Volume 4
London John Murray 1831 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards moderately worn, two inch split along right side of backstrip, owner bookplate, date and bookseller's ticket on front pastedown endpaper, toning to first and last several pages of text. 
Half-leather with marbled boards. Frontispiece engraved portrait of Capt. Hugh Clapperton. One other engraved portrait of Alameen Ben Mohammed, an Islamic scholar and advisor to the Kanem-Bornu Empire. An account of the explorer's travels from Tripoli south through various regions in present-day Nigeria to scout out possible trade opportunities for the British government. The trio became the first Europeans to cross the Sahara from north to south. In the present volume, the authors outline their travels from Murmur to Kano (where Dr. Oudney perished) , and then Kano to Sackatoo (Sokoto). A second trip by Clapperton to this region is related by Richard Lander, Clapperton's servant, since Clapperton succumbed to illness during this final trip. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 279 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Black Genesis:  African Roots: a Voyage from Juffure, the Gambia, through Mandingo Country to the Slave Port of Dakar, Senegal, Devere, John
14 Devere, John Black Genesis: African Roots: a Voyage from Juffure, the Gambia, through Mandingo Country to the Slave Port of Dakar, Senegal
NY St. Martin's Press 1980 0312083130 / 9780312083137 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner name on front free endpaper. 
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 
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Dagbog Fra Safari I Masai-Reserve 28. Februar - 15. April 1922, Dinesen, Thomas
15 Dinesen, Thomas Dagbog Fra Safari I Masai-Reserve 28. Februar - 15. April 1922
Gyldendal 1982 8700062812 / 9788700062818 Softcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Text in Danish. Many b/w photos. The author was a decorated Danish World War I soldier and the younger brother of Isak Dinesen and lived with her for a time at her coffee farm outside of Nairobi. This book documents an African safari that he took during this time. ; 108 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Afro-Portuguese Ivories, Fagg, W. P. ; Fagg, W. B.
16 Fagg, W. P. ; Fagg, W. B. Afro-Portuguese Ivories
London Batchworth Press 1959 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly tattered. 
Author's name is incorrectly printed on half-title. His name should be W. B. Fagg [for William Buller Fagg] and he is noted as having served as the Deputy Keeper of the Department of Ethnography at The British Museum on the front jacket flap. Brown cloth boards with striking elephant silhouette stamped in black with photo illustration of carved tusk glued to front boards. xxiv + [92] pp of dramatic black and white photographs by W. and B. Forman and text describing carved ivory pieces by African craftsmen for the Portuguese market in the collection of the British Museum. Measures 34 x 25 cm. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Unbreakable Thread:  Non-Racialism in South Africa, Frederikse, Julie
17 Frederikse, Julie The Unbreakable Thread: Non-Racialism in South Africa
Bloominginton, IN Indiana University Press 1990 086232971X / 9780862329716 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Many photos, index, biographical updates. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 294 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Strong Brown God:  The Story of the River Niger, Gramont, Sanche De
18 Gramont, Sanche De The Strong Brown God: The Story of the River Niger
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1975 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, corners rounded, jacket scuffed. Ev 
Index, bibliography, many photos, maps and illustrations. A history of the various European explorers who tried to navigate the River Niger, which travels through a good deal of Western Africa. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 350 pages 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Oom Paul's People: a Narrative of the British-Boer Troubles in South Africa:  With a History of the Boers, the Country, and its Institutions, Hillegas, Howard C.
19 Hillegas, Howard C. Oom Paul's People: a Narrative of the British-Boer Troubles in South Africa: With a History of the Boers, the Country, and its Institutions
NY D. Appleton & Co 1899 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards moderately worn at corners and spine, stain on front boards, front hinge tender. 
Green cloth binding with decorative design of cattle pulling covered wagon on front boards. Several photos. A look at South African history at the turn of the century, when the Boers ruled over this large country. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 308 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Hubbard, Wynant Davis Ibamba
Greenwich, CT New York Grahi 1962 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner bookplate and stamp on front endpapers, jacket shelfworn, coffee splash on fore-edges. 
"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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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