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Nairobi: Printed by the East African Standard Limited, n.d. [1960s?]. Paperback. Scarce pamphlet issued by the New Kenya Party that discusses the issues facing the country as it strives to develop a stable democracy with an expanding economy and better living standards. Includes recommendations for a new constitution and a voluntary political service register form. Very good condition with some chipping to green wraps. 21 pages. AFR/021815. Very Good.
Zaire: . Paperback. Special issue of this Frence language periodical from Zaire commemorating the life of Mama Mobuto Sese Seko, wife of dictator Mobuto, following her death in 1977 at the age of thirty-six. The issue is filled with articles and photographs in both color and b&w. Slight creasing and signs of handling to paper covers but in very good condition. 36 pages + 6 unpagnated full page color photos. AFR/011614. Very Good.
Pretoria: Pretoria Municipality and the South African Railways and Harbours, 1924. Soft Cover. Very good in illustrated paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper. Side-stapled binding. Former owner's writing neatly at top of front wrapper. Minor browning to spine and rear wrapper. Interior is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout and a map at the rear. A very interesting little guide to Pretoria. Africa. AFR1/2202. Very Good.
Libreville, Gabon: Office de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique Outre-Mer, 1969. Paperback. A scarce catalog in French on the history and culture of Gabon as seen through its artifacts, including tools, jewelry, basketry,masks, and musical instruments. There are many black & white photographs of objects accompanied by their descriptions. In original black paper wraps with pictorial cover with title to spine and front. Some wear along spine and cover edges but very good.condition as is interior with crease to half title and offsetting from cover flaps. A fascinating monograph on Gabon's art and traditions. AFRICA/102412. Very Good in Wraps.
London: Constable & Company, Ltd., 1925. Hardcover. First Edition. With laid-in two page letter and postcard from Walker to Cornelis Willem de Kiewiet, and with de Kiewiet's ownership signature on the free front endpaper. Eric Anderson Walker (September 1886 – February 1976) was King George V Professor of History at the University of Cape Town and Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at the University of Cambridge. He was a pioneer in writing the history of South Africa and later an important historian of the British Empire, though by the end of his life his work was seen as dated and Eurocentric. Cornelis Willem de Kiewiet (May1902 – February 1986) was a 20th-century historian most notable for having served as president of Cornell University and the University of Rochester. De Kiewiet was born in the Netherlands, but grew up in South Africa, where his father went as a diamond and gold-seeker and later worked as an employee of the Transvaal Republic's Railway. In the early 1920s, Cornelis earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in history from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and, in 1927, he earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of London. The inserted correspondence from Walker to de Kiewiet was written in 1927, while de Kiewiet was working on his Ph.d. The texts discuss South African history during and after the Boer War, and such figures as Southey and Froude. They do not pertain to this work directly. John Henry de Villiers (1842-1914) was a key figure in South Africa's history, serving as the Chief Justice of the Union of South Africa from 1874-1914. Bound in original dark blue cloth with gilt author and title to spine. Corners bumped and some wrinkling to cloth but still very good. Interior pages also very good. Frontispiece portrait of Lord de Villiers. 523 pages including index. AFRICA/032916. Very Good.