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1 Author, No Cabora Bassa & the Struggle for Southern Africa
World Council of Churches 1969 Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
32 pages + (8) contains photographs, references and maps, red covers with white lettering, some wear to corners and edges, pen mark in top right corner of front cover, some pages heavily underlined but does not affect readability, previous owner's names written on first page ; 32 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Charles George Gordon. A Sketch, Barnes, Reginal H.; Brown, Charles E.
2 Barnes, Reginal H.; Brown, Charles E. Charles George Gordon. A Sketch
London Macmillan 1885 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
This book is a hardcover, 7 1/2" by 5", 104 pages, plus several unnumbered preliminaries and 4 pages of facsimile letters before the title page; in fair condition. Cloth covers show rubbing at the corners, spine tip chipping. Interior hinges cracked, the 4 pages of facsimile letters are detached and the last fly is similarly cracking away from the binding at the gutter. There are old "Mercantile Library" stamps on the title page and a few other pages, otherwise, all pages are clean and unmarked. This is an exceedingly rare hardcover on Charles George Gordon, "Gordon Pasha" of the Sudan, printed in 1885, in the same year that Gordon died in Khartoum. It describes Gordon, "the inner man" as well as the outer man, and his exploits in the Sudan and Darfur. It includes 4 pages of a facsimile letter from Gordon, with a sketch outlining his trip up the Nile, as well as excerpts of letters to one of the authors, along with descriptions. Worldcat lists only 19 copies worldwide. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 99.00 USD
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Rowland Ward's Records of Big Game XIth Edition (Africa), Best, Gerald A.; Major W.G. Raw
3 Best, Gerald A.; Major W.G. Raw Rowland Ward's Records of Big Game XIth Edition (Africa)
London Rowland Ward, Ltd. 1962 Eleventh Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
xx + 374 pp + folding table. Full color plate before title, profusely illustrated with photos as well as examples of trophy measurement. Original dark green cloth with gilt is faded and generally worn, joints rubbed and starting at spine tips, corners rubbed. Interior first fly has old price sticker mark, otherwise clean and nice. Binding bit shaken but still holding very well. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Boak, Arthur E.R. And Youtie, Herbert Chayyim, Editors The Archive of Aurelius Isidorus in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, and the University of Michigan (P.Cair.Isidor.)
Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press 1960 First Edition Thus Cloth Good with no dust jacket 
478 pp + 7 Plates. Many indexes, table of papyri. Most of the papyri published in this volume were unearthed at Karanis during the winter of 1923. In 1924, Boak was engaged by the University of Michigan to relax the papyri and begin work on their decipherment. Publication of 62 of the texts was undertaken over the years. These are re-edited here together with 87 previously unpublished papyri. The texts start in the late 290s and concern various transactions undertaken both as a private citizen and as a public servant in the Graeco-Roman area of Karanis. Black cloth with gilt to spine is clean, corners are bumped, spine gilt bright, spine tips bit worn. Interior has old owner's inscription and book plate. Front inside cover has remains of old tape or glue where apparently a newspaper clipping or similar was laid down, some corresponding staining to the first blank. Otherwise clean and unmarked, normal wear and aging. Good copy. Heavy. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Price: 175.00 USD
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The Egyptian Sudan. VOLUME II, Budge, E.A. Wallis
5 Budge, E.A. Wallis The Egyptian Sudan. VOLUME II
London Darf Publishers Ltd 1986 185077076x / 9781850770763 Reprint Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
VOLUME II ONLY. X, 618 pp. Bibliography of the Sudan. Index. Illustrated with plates, including some folding, text illustrations. Melon colored dust jacket is sunned at the spine, has some shelf soil at the fore-edges, but otherwise intact and good. Book itself has minor shelf soil, some small pencil notes to first blank, otherwise clean and unmarked, very nice copy. A high quality reprint of the 1907 first edition, plates and illustrations are sharp and clear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 618 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Glorious Victories of Amda Seyon King of Ethiopia, Ed. and Trans. G. W. B. Huntingford
6 Ed. and Trans. G. W. B. Huntingford The Glorious Victories of Amda Seyon King of Ethiopia
Oxford Clarendon Press 1965 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xii + 142 pps. Comentary and indices at rear. 6 plates and 3 maps, including a fold out map at the rear. Book is ex-library with marks on spine and pocket in the rear. Book is otherwise in excellent condition, very clean with no other marks. Black cloth boards. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 75.00 USD
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An Ancient Egyptian Book of Hours (Pap. Brit. Mus. 10569), Faulkner, Raymond O.
7 Faulkner, Raymond O. An Ancient Egyptian Book of Hours (Pap. Brit. Mus. 10569)
Oxford The Griffith Institute at the University Press 1958 1st Thus Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
xi + 41 pp + 60 plates. Frontis plate showing Papyrus 10569 Cols 14-16. Original dark oxblood cloth covers with black are clean, just a hint of wear at spine tips and board corners, back board very slightly bowed out. Interior front and last blank have some foxing, otherwise clean and fresh. First published as an article, this is the first appearance in stand-alone book form. An explanatory introduction , an English translation of the papyrus, a commentary, indexes and then a transcription of the papyrus, an errata slip tipped in. A lovely copy with the small fault of the bowing of the back board, priced accordingly. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 320.00 USD
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Travels in Africa : performed by Silvester Meinrad Xavier Golberry in the western parts of that vast continent : containing various important discoveries : with a particular account of the situation, extent, towns, rivers, lakes, mines, minerals, fisherie 2 Volumes, Golbery, Silvester meinrad Xavier; Mudford, W., trans
8 Golbery, Silvester meinrad Xavier; Mudford, W., trans Travels in Africa : performed by Silvester Meinrad Xavier Golberry in the western parts of that vast continent : containing various important discoveries : with a particular account of the situation, extent, towns, rivers, lakes, mines, minerals, fisherie 2 Volumes
London Jones and Bumford, 1808 Second Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
This is an extremely scarce set of Golbery’s extensive account of his travels in Africa inThe set is in fair antiquarian condition. It is a married set, with Vol. I slightly smaller than Vol. II, but the title pages and pagination are as they should be. Volume I has a folding plan of the Island of Goree at the frontis as well as a folding chart of the Senegal River. Vol. II has a frontis plate of an elephant, two plates of indigenous Africans (including one indicating that these natives are free men), two plates (duplicate) of a two-humped Dromedary camel (!), one plate showing a boa constrictor attacking a tiger, and one plate with a view of Isle St. Louis in the Senegal. The large map of Africa is not present. All text pages are present, [ii], 362, [vi] 373, [xvi] and 6 plates at the rear. The books are 12mos measuring 7” x 4” and 7.25” x 4,25: Both are bound in what appears to be the original bindings. Vol. I has calf spine and corners with marbled hard covers which are quite worn. Interior is foxed with browning, some old ownership signatures, but otherwise clean and unmarked. Vol. II has a paper spine with blue hard paper boards, spine covering mostly perished but book still holding together. Interior blanks are gone, first plate and title page quite foxed, rear plates cleaner, but otherwise clean and unmarked. A worn set but one that is textually complete with most plates and folding plans. Golbery’s account of his travels in Western Africa provide an excellent overview of the indigenous people, their customs, habits and industry. It includes much on gold mining and the natural history of the region. Golbery (1742-1822) was encouraged to go on a travel adventure by Louis XVI, who was upset by Capt. Cook’s naval exploits for the rival England. Louis wanted to show the territorial superiority of France and the French had just taken Senegal back in 1783. France’s power in Africa and favorable local circumstances made it possible for Golbery to attain important discoveries in the interior of the continent. Golbery – who was profoundly anti-slavery – celebrated the end of French slavery in Africa in the book (sadly, Napoleon shortly thereafter restored slavery). ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 500.00 USD
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9 LULLUS, RAIMUNDUS. Opera. Reprint of the Strasbourg 1651 Edition
Stuttgart-bad Cannstatt Frommann-Holzboog 1996 377281624x / 9783772816246 Hardcover Very Good 
2 volumes. 45 + 1109 pp with unpaginated index at rear. English introduction, Latin text. Blue cloth boards. Both volumes are in very good condition with minimal external wear. Volume 2 has slight wear inside front cover. Both volumes are very clean with no interior marks. Very usable copies. ; X X 
Price: 300.00 USD
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10 Norden, Hermann Le Dernier Empire Africain. En Abyssinie. Relation D'un Voyage De La Mer Rouge Au Soudan
Paris Payot 1930 Softcover Good in Fair dust jacket 
191 pp + (ii). Avec 28 photographies et une carte. In French. Original light blue paper wrappers with illustration to fc, spine is sunned/browned, edges ditto. Thin parchment paper dj is browned and has some chips and tears. Interior is clean and unmarked, some paper browning. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 22.00 USD
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11 O'Riley, Michael F. Francophone Culture And The Postcolonial Fascination With Ethnic Crimes And Colonial Aura
Lewiston, New York Edwin Mellen Press 2005 0773461183 / 9780773461185 Cloth Very Good with no dust jacket 
vi + 229 pp. Index, works cited. White cloth covers with red stripe, blue spine. Bit of shelf soil to covers, mostly clean and unmarked, interior has small mark to front end paper, otherwise clean and tight.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Origins of the Morocco Question, Parsons, F.V.
12 Parsons, F.V. Origins of the Morocco Question
London Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd 1976 0715609262 / 9780715609262 Hardcover Good 
Xi + 663 pps. 7 appendices, bibliography, and index at rear. Red cloth boards. Book is ex-library with sticker on spine, usual interior marks, and pocket inside rear cover. Book is otherwise in good condition, clean with no other marks, ; Ex-Library; 700 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Die Geschichte der Mlolere-Dynastie der Pogoro im Ulanga-Distrikt, Schoenaker, H.C.G.
13 Schoenaker, H.C.G. Die Geschichte der Mlolere-Dynastie der Pogoro im Ulanga-Distrikt
Vienna Notring 1968 Paperback Good 
xvi + 384 pp + maps. Bibliographie. Dissertationen der Universitat Wien 12. Glossy cream and red soft covers are a bit battered, spine cover starting to split at top 2 inches, bottom spine a bit worn. Interior thumbed and obviously read, but otherwise clean and unmarked. In German.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 22.00 USD
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14 Societe Anonyme Francaise Des Petroles Shell Guide Du Tourisme Automobile et Aerien Au Sahara. 1936
Alger Shell 1936 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
191 pp. Large folding map of the Sahara, illustrated with many sepia photographic plates and text maps. In French. Red leatherett with gilt with golden shell on the front cover. Joints are cracking, spine backstrip threatening to come away, corners bit rubbed, spine tips worn. Interior hinges cracking, general age to the paper but otherwise clean and unmarked. A beautiful little travel guide from one of the most dangerous and exotic of areas in the days before satellites.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 45.00 USD
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15 Various Sechaba. Official Organ of the African National Congress South Africa. 1974 1975, Volume Eight, Nos. 1-12, Volume Nine, Nos 1-12
London African National Congress of South Africa 1970 First Edition Cloth Good with no dust jacket 
Volume Eight, Nos. 1-12 and Volume Nine, Nos 1-12, bound with original paper wraps into a very handsome dark green cloth book with bright gilt to the boards. No date. Minimal wear. Some aging to paper but clean and unmarked. Includes profiles of political prisoners Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Bram Fischer, Raymond Mhlaba, Ahmed Kathrada, Elias Motsoaledi, a tribute to Frelimo, obituary of Michael Harmel, stories on Miriam Makeba, Arafat, Joseph Morolong, stories about Dimbaza, Soweto, political cartoons, African art, and much much more. Hard to find, very nice condition.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Price: 250.00 USD
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