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AFRICA AND ITS EXPLORERS
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"JL30913" Sampson Low, Marston, London, No date (1891,) first edition, two volumes, heavy octavo. Volume 1 - 572 pages. Volume 2 - 580 pages, with 600 illustrations and maps. The books feature writings by the greatest explorers through to the late 19th century -Mungo Park, Clapperton, the Landers, Barth, Barker, Burton, Capello, Stanley, Speke, Schweinfurth, Grant, Nachtigal, Mohr, Iven, Livingstone, Serpa Pinto, Baker, Thomson, Kerr, Amin. others. The red covers are bright with black lettering and a vignette of an African scene. There is intact gilt lettering on the spines that show only slight sunning. The contents are tight and clean with no marks or inscriptions. Near Fine. The Set.  ID#: 4338

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"Stanley, Henry M.
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IN DARKEST AFRICA
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"BL26333" Scribner's, N.Y. 1890, 1st edition, 2 volumes, illustrated. Volume I - 547 pages, Volume II - 540 pages. maps present in pocket of each volume.. "" Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. Green pictorial covers are unfaded. Gilt lettering and decorations on covers and spine of both volumes are bright and intact.. There are no internal marks or inscriptions and the contents are clean and tight. There is a previous owner bookplate on the front passtedown of each volume. An unusually nice set. Near Fine.  ID#: 4430

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"WILD LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA
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"W25049" Cassell, London. 5th editon 1957, 364 pages, with 24 pages of half-tone illustrations from photographs by Dick Wolff. The author was Warden in Kruger National Park and was a great student of animal behavior. No dust jacket. Spine slightly sunned. Tight, clean and Very Good.  ID#: 4358

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Akeley, Mary L. Jobe
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CARL AKELEY'S AFRICA
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"W25588" 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 and gilt lettering on cover and spine are bright and intact. There is a black vignette of a gorilla on the cover and a giraffe on the spine. There is minimum cover wear. There is a previous owner bookplate on the front pastedown but no other marks or inscriptions and the contents are tight and clean. Near Fine.  ID#: 4293

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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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Augustinus, Paul
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BOTSWANA, A BRUSH WITH THE WILD
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(N01238) Acorn Books, South Africa, 1989, reprint of the 1987 1st edition. Oblong folio, 203 pp., with original dustjacket. A sweeping overview of Botswana through the paintings, illustrations and text of the author who spent 18 years in Botswana, explored, studied the habitat, peoples and wildlife, enabling him to become a respected and sought after wildlife artist. The book is the best of only a few works devoted to Botswana. The book is unmarked, clean and the binding is firm, There are no marks or inscriptions. The dustjacket is equally sharp and intact. Together a Fine example of this book.  ID#: 4347

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Baker, Sir Samuel W.
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ISMAILIA
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"BL26970" Harper, N.Y. 1875, 542 pages, 1st single volume published the year after the British two volume edition. With two maps, portraits and upward of fifty full page illustrations by Zwecker and Durand. ""A narrative of the expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt."" Original burgandy cloth cover is unfaded with moderate wear. Gilt cover vignette of a camel caravan is bright and intact. Gilt spine lettering and decoration is also bright and intact. The contents are tight, with no marks or inscriptiopns and only a little minor foxing restricted to the endpapers. Overall, considering its age, a Very Good Plus copy.  ID#: 4411

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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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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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Bentsen, Chereyl
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MAASAI DAYS
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"N01906" Summit Books, New York. 1st edition with dustjacket. This book presents a thoughtful and personal look at the Maasai as individuals in a land encountering rapid social, economic and environmental changes. The auhor, a journalisy hereself, is the wife of a professional joournalist who was assigned to Kenya from 1980 to 1986. The book is a 1st edition with dustjacket. Thedre are no marks or inscriptions. Very Fine/Very Fine  ID#: 3643

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Bleeker, Sonia
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THE MASAI, HERDERS OF EAST AFRICA
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"T30920" T. Denis Dobson, London, second impression 1971, 12mo, 155 pages, illustrated with line drawings by Kisa N. Sasaki, map. The author describes the lives of these Africans from the time they are born to the poignant ceremony that takes place when a man becomes a warrior. Has a signed bookplate by Sally Pillsbury of the flour milling family. Unclipped dust jacket shows slight wear but is complete. The book itself is Fine.  ID#: 4402

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Blixen, Karen
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OUT OF AFRICA
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"N29187" Putnam, London November, 1937. No jacket present. The true first edition of this great work on colonial Africa before it was issued a year later in the U.S. under Blixen's pseudonym "Isak Dinesen," This copy is bound in the original burgundy cloth binding. Gilt lettering on spine is bright. The book is tight and clean save for evidence of mild foxing to the upper text block edge, and a former owner's name has been inked in block letters at the upper edge of the front pastedown being the book's only significant fault. Otherwise, a Near Fine copy of a scarce work.  ID#: 3343

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