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Akeley, Mary L. Jobe
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CARL AKELEY'S AFRICA
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"BL25588" Dodd Mead, N.Y. 1929, first edition, , 321 pages, illustrated, map endpapers. Account of the last and most important expedition of Carl Akeley, the one in which he gave his life while studying the great game herds of Tanganyika and the Congo, the Akeley-Eastman-Pomoroy Expedition for the African Hall of the American Museum of Natural History. No dust jacket. The green cover is bright and unfaded, gilt lettering on cover is bright and intact. Spine lettering is intact but somewhat dull. There is a black vignette of a gorilla on the cover and a giraffe on the spine. There is moderate cover wear with a small split on the head of the spine. There is a previous owner bookplate on the front pastedown and a bookplate of well-known big game hunter, Frederick B. Patterson, affixed to the half-title page. There are no other marks or inscriptions and the contents are tight and clean. Very Good.  ID#: 3008

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Akeley, Mary L. Jobe
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Congo Eden
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[N25591] Dodd Mead, N.Y. 1950, 1st edition, illustrated, 356 pages. The great game sanctuaries of the Belgian Congo. Much background on the early explorers, description of big game and story of a six-month pilgrimage through this primitive area. No dust Jacket. The book is Near Fine. $30.00  ID#: 99

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AKELEY, MARY L. JOBE
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Rumble of a Distant Drum
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[W26867] Dodd Mead, N.Y. 1946, 1st edition, 364 pages, illustrated by Arthur August Jansson, artist to the Akeley-African Hall Expedition. Decorative endpapers. "A True Story of the African Hinterland." Previous owner bookplate on the front endpaper. No dust jacket. Clean, tight and Near Fine.  ID#: 96

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AMES, EVELYN
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A GLIMPSE OF EDEN
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[N001886A] London: Collins, 1968. 1st Edition. Hardcover. / Dust Jacket Included. The author recounts in vivid detail and flowing prose her experiences of a prolonged African safari. Excellent critical acclaim. Fine/Very Good Plus  ID#: 101

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Amin, Mohamed, Willetts, Duncan and Tetley, Brian
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ON GOD'S MOUNTAIN -- THE STORY OF MOUNT KENYA
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"T30520" "" "On God's Mountain -- the Story of Mount Kenya" ". Camerapix Publishers International, Nairobi 1991, first edition, folio, 192 pages, illustrated with magnificent photographs in full color, pictorial endpapers. Estimated to have once topped 23,000 feet, wind, sun and rain have taken their toll and slowly glaciation, time and weather eroded its crumbling crown to where Mount Kenya now stands at 17,058 feet. First climbed by Halford Mackinder a century ago, it is now a mecca for mountain climbing enthusuasts who come to relish the rock and ice climbs and revel in the extraordinary beauty of the surrounding moorlands and minor peaks. Dust jacket and book are Very Fine.  ID#: 3100

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Balneaves, Elizabeth
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Elephant Valley
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[W28697] Lutterworth Press, London 1962, first edition, 179 pages, B & W photographs, map. The adventures of J. McGregor Brooks, Game and Tsetse Officer, Kariba. No dust jacket, The book has water stains along the spine on the front cover not affecting contents which are clean and tight with a previous owner name stamp on the front endpaper. Near Very Good.  ID#: 104

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Bass, Thomas A.
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Camping with the Prince and other Tales of Science in Africa
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[T29614] Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1990, first edition, 304 pages, map endpapers. Dust jacket, Very Fine.  ID#: 105

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Beard, Peter
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THE END OF THE GAME
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"W28731" Viking, N.Y. 1965, first edition, 265 pages, 4to, profusely illustrated, photos by the author. A classic work on the history and bleak outlook for Africa's big game. Much on the early big game hunters and explorers. A much sought after work. The dust jacket is not price-clipped. It is complete and Near Fine. The book itself is Very Fine.  ID#: 3214

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BELLOTTI, FELICE
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FABULOUS CONGO - Illustrated by B&W Photos and Map Endpapers
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[N01831] London: Andrew Dakers Ltd. ca. 1950?, 1950. 1st. Very Good/None - nd approx 1953. Some shelfwear and spine fading. An outstanding and well crafted book on the Belgian Congo as it was in the early 1950s. The sharp full page photos gives the reader an amazing overview of the customs, tribal culture, and elaborate costumes of the Congolese natives.  ID#: 107

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Bigelow, Poultney
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WHITE MAN'S AFRICA
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"T30518" Harper Brothers, London 1900, 12mo, 299 pages, new editon of the book originally published in 1897. An overview of South Africa, its history and status at the time of the Boer War. Covers Jameson's Raid, President Kruger, Portugese Progress in South Africa, the Orange Free State, the Last of a Great Black Nation, much on the Boers, their ways and history going back to the Great Treck, the relationship of the Boers and the British. Covers are soiled and show aging but contents are generally sound.and tight. A Near Very Good copy.  ID#: 3090

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Blixen, Karen
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OUT OF AFRICA
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"N29187" Putnam, London 1937, the true first edition of this great work on colonial Africa before it was issued a year later under the pseudonym "Isak Dinesen," 416 pages. This copy has been custom rebound in quarter maroon leather with maroon cloth boards. Other than a little minor spotting on the page edges, the contents are tight and clean with no marks or inscriptions. Fine.  ID#: 3343

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Blixen-Finecke, Bror Von
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The Africa Letters
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[T25630] St. Martin's Press, N.Y. 1988, 1st edition, 197 pages, illustrated with many rare old photos. A famous white hunter, Bror Blixen was the husband of Isak Dinesen. Among the events described in the letters one reads of Bror facing the charge of an enraged bull elephant, his famous flight from Nairobi to London with Beryl Markham, his hunting party barely escaping death in a crocodile infested river, and dining in the bush with the cream of colonial society. Throughout these tales the beauty and savagery of Africa come alive through the eyes of a remarkable man living in an equally remarkable time and place. Dust jacket, Very Fine.  ID#: 110

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Boisragon, Captain Alan
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THE BENIN MASSACRE
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"T30427" Metheun, London 1897, first edition, 190 pages plus a 40 page catalog of books available from the publisher, with a frontispiece portrait of the two survivors of the massacre, sketch map. British colonial troops in Nigeria. Red cover with gilt lettering is bright and intact, spine lettering is intact but dull.and there is sunfading to the spine and slight wear on head and tail of the spine. There is a bookplate on the front pastedown of the W.H. Smith subscription library but there are no marks or stamps on the spine or internally. Other than some minor foxing, the contents are tight and clean. A Very Good copy of a scarce title.  ID#: 2937

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Bowermaster, Jon
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The Adventures and MisAdventures of Peter Beard in Africa
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"N28881"Bulfinch Press, Little Brown, Boston & N.Y. 1993, stated first editon, 199 pages, 4to, profusely illustrated in color and B & W. No marks or inscriptions. A pristine copy in a perfect unclipped dust jacket. Very Fine.  ID#: 1833

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Bridgland, Tony
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Field Gun Jack versus the Boers
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[28943] Leo Cooper, U.K. 1998, first edition, 243 pages, historic B & W photographs, map endpapers. "The Royal Navy in South Africa 1899 - 1900." The need for artillary brought the Navy into the Boer War, and the Navy's big guns played a vital role in the relief of Ladysmith. Dust Jacket, Very Fine.  ID#: 112

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