New York: Harper & Brothers, 1900. Hardcover. Two folio bound volumes with all of Harper's Weekly issues for 1900. They are a fascinating compilation of articles, events, news, and numerous illustrations documenting the events in the United States and around the world. They offer an enthralling view of the country's concerns and interests at the beginning of the 20th century. Even the advertisements for products and services are quite interesting. There was ongoing coverage throughout the year of the presidential competition between William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan. McKinley won but was assassinated in September, 1901, making his vice-president, Theodore Roosevelt the president. Other events garnering extensive coverage included the Boer War, the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Paris Exhibition, the Galveston Flood, and the country's new possessions from the Spanish-American War. Unlike many previous years, there was little notable fiction. Rudyard Kipling contributed an article on witchcraft and a poem titled "The Young Queen;" a non-fiction article about a dog by Jack London; and a short story by Theodore Dreiser. Mark Twain was fêted in December by a cover portrait by William Nicholson, a photograph from a dinner in his honor given by the Aldine Club, and an amusing piece about a supposed surprise party for Twain given by his books' characters, written by his great friend William Dean Howells. Bound in black cloth with gilt titling and date to spine. Volume covers have tears and chipping to corners and spine. The interior pages are very good with occasional stains and minor tears. A full page illustration at the end of the November 10 issue is loose. The covers of most issues are printed using color and there are several color illustrations. The two volumes are continuously paginated for a total of 1276 pages. There are two places with skipped numbers (p. 212-213 and p. 471-472), and repeated pages 259-260 after page 260. These are heavy volumes that will require extra postage. PER/061423. Very Good.
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Oxford: for the International African Institute by Oxford University Press, 1974. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titl to spine. Underlining in red pen to a few pages. Else clean and bright. Blue illustrated dust jacket with yellow title to front and spine panels. Light wear to edges and spine ends fo dust jacket. IN BOTH FRENCH AND ENGLISH. Index, 426 pages. AFR/040611. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau. The Eagle Press, 1960. Softcover. SCARCE. 8vo. Peach- colored side stapled paper wrappers with brown title to front wrapper. Slight rubbing to exterior. Light yellowing to edges of a few pages. Else is clean and bright. 33 pages. African History. AFR/012020. Very Good+.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1st Edition, 1967. Hardcover. Folio. Very good illustrated white paper covered boards with black title to spine. Interior is clean and bright and filled with wonderful photographic illustrations in both full color and black and white. clear dust jacket with gilt and black title to front panel. Large open tear to rear panel and small closed tear to foot of spine panel of dust jacket. Africa. AFR108301. Very Good.
Norregade, Kobenhavn: V. Pios Boghandel, Povl Branner, 1925. Hardcover. 8vo. Modern binding in green cloth with gilt title to spine. Light foxing throughout thoug text remains clean and bright. Previous owner's writing and stamp to half title page. Illustrations throughout. IN DANISH. AFR/040611. Very Good.
New York: Frederick A Stokes Company. Hardcover. Very good. No dust jacket. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Fading to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Front pastdown is a map. Inscription to front free end page dated 1925. Light foxing throughout though text remains bright and clear. Photographic illustrations throughout including frontis of Algiers. Index, 262 pages. Africa. AFR/6182. Very Good.
London: Luzac Oriental, (1995). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Green paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends and corners. Author's inscription to front free end page. Else is pristine. Yellow illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Slight creasing to edge of dust jacket as well as slight rubbing. Index, 224 pages. African History. AFR/073112. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1899. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Wear to exterior includes bumping to spine ends and to corners and several very small spots of discoloration. Minor rubbing to hinges. Minor foxing to end pages as well as a few light smudges. Many pages still uncut. Africa. Index, 452 pages. AFR109071. Very Good.
Nimo, Nigeria: Asele Institute, NIMO;, 1985. Scarce. "The book gives the history of a great institution that is exactly one hundred years old in Eastern Nigeria - the Roman Catholic Church. The actual setting is a typical local situation - Nnewi. Beside recounting the story of the phenomenal success of the Catholic church in teh town, this book analyses the vital interplay of various circumstances, evangelical strategies, adn the differing roles of key agents in stimulating the tremendous local response to the faith" (rear cover). Brown paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Rubbing to front cover with small part of cover paper rubbed off. Minor soiling to covers and wear to edgess. Ownership markings in red pen across title page. Clean overall aside from occasional light smudge marks / spots of soiling to margins. 205 pages. REL/070920.
Morocco: Dorothy Simpson Krause, 2019. Hardcover. Dorothy Krause is a painter, collage artist and printmaker who incorporates digital mixed media into her art. Her work is exhibited regularly in galleries and museums and featured in numerous current periodicals and books. In her artist's statement she says: "My work includes large scale mixed media pieces, artist books and book-like objects that bridge between these two forms. It embeds archetypal symbols and fragments of image and text in multiple layers of texture and meaning. It combines the humblest of materials, plaster, tar, wax and pigment, with the latest in technology to evoke the past and herald the future. My art-making is an integrated mode of inquiry that links concept and media in an ongoing dialogue – a visible means of exploring meaning. This is one of several books created by Krause from her travels It is a travel journal begun in Morocco that uses found objects, textural rubbings, patterning and collage, enhanced with oil pastels, paint and markers. The pages are an ochre color that evokes the colors and feeling of this north African country. The board covers are suffused with orange, brown, and yellow pignments. A decorated silver metal mirror is affixed to the cover. In fine condition. Measures 4 x 6 inches. Unpaginated [32 pages]. ARTB/0523. Fine.
Pretoria: The Government Printing and Stationary Office, 1925. Paperback. Reprinted from the Journal of the Department of Agriculture, December, 1921. Very Good in white side stapled wraps with black title to front wrap. Includes illustrations and one color plate. Africa. 8 pages. AFR/020818. Very Good.
Pretoria: The Government Printing and Stationary Office, 1925. Paperback. Reprinted from the Journal of the Department of Agriculture, June, 1922. Very Good in white side stapled wraps with black title to front wrap. Includes illustrations and one color plate. Africa. 8 pages. AFR/020818. Very Good.
Pretoria: The Government Printing and Stationary Office, 1925. Paperback. Reprinted from the Journal of the Department of Agriculture, February 1923. Very Good in white side stapled wraps with black title to front wrap. Includes illustrations and one color plate. Africa. 8 pages. AFR/020818. Very Good.
Pretoria: The Government Printing and Stationary Office, 1925. Paperback. Reprinted from the Journal of the Department of Agriculture, August 1923. Very Good in white side stapled wraps with black title to front wrap. Includes illustrations and one color plate. Africa. 8 pages. AFR/020818. Very Good.
Gallimard, 1967. Hardcover. Filled with illustrations of African art, some of which fold-out. Very good in red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Creasing to turn-ins of several of the fold-out plates including the rear map; otherwise, in fine condition. In a good illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel titled in black. The edges of the jacket are heavily worn with several large tears and losses to the edges of the jacket. A closed tear has been repaired with tape along the interior of the front panel. Rubbing and light soiling to jacket. The jacket is protected from further wear with a plastic cover. Text is in FRENCH. 450 pages. ART/011013. Very Good in Good Dust Jacket.
New York: Africana Publishing Corporation, 1970. Hardcover. A colonial novel about a shipwreck off of the South African Coast and what became of the crew and passengers. "Particularly interesting is the light that the novel sheds on the attitudes of the races and groups towards one another: Boer and English, Boer and African, English and African, the community and those of mixed blood. The novel shows that although racial attitudes had not finally set, the lines along which they would develop were already strongly delineated" (jacket flap). Fronispiece illustration. First published in 1845. 308 pages. African History. AFR5/5012. Near Fine / Very Good.
Paris: B. Arthaud, (1952). Hardcover. An attractively bound book about the history and landscape of Morocco. With 170 photogravures. In a fine dark blue full leather binding with gilt decorations to front board and raised bands to spine. The binding is not titled. Rubbing and a few scuff marks to hinges and spine. Map of Morocco tipped in to front endpapers. Black and white photographic illustrations throughout. Slight toning to margins, else clean interior. Glue remnants from a removed bookplate to front endpaper (under map). 232 pages. AFR/071422. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Edward Earle, 1815. A desirable copy of the relatively scarce first American edition of this important book about the last African expedition conducted by Scottish explorer of West Africa, Mungo Park (1771- 1806). After his first successful exploration of the upper Niger River around 1796, he wrote a popular and influential travel book titled Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa in which he theorized the Niger and Congo merged to become the same river. He was killed during a second expedition in 1806, having successfully traveled about two-thirds of the way down the Niger. Park's death meant the idea of a Niger-Congo merger remained unproven but it became the leading theory among geographers. The mystery of the Niger's course, which had been speculated about since the Ancient Greeks and was second only to the mystery of the Nile source, was not solved for another 25 years, in 1830, when it was discovered the Niger and Congo were in fact separate rivers [Wikipedia]. This book about Park's last expedition comprises several sections: the life of Mungo Park, his journal from the last expedition, several appendixes with relevant documents, and the journals of two expedition members who searched for him after he disappeared and later were able to find out that he had died after an attack by hostile native Africans. Bound in contemporary brown leather with red spine label with titling. Leather is bumped, rubbed but still nice. Missing free endpapers. Hinges are tender. Text pages are foxed throughout, but legibility not affected. Small piece torn from margin of page 155 not affecting text. A few text illustrations. The large fragile fold-out map is present and intact. A nice copy. Octavo. 302 pages.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. Hardcover. 1st edition. According to the preface: "These recollections ... have been written as a record for my children of the part played by their father in the Reform movement in the Transvaal, as they were at the time too young to understand or appreciate all he did and suffered for the good cause. I have endeavoured to explain the origin of the movement, and why, for the moment, it failed. I venture to publish what I have written, as I am led to believe there are many people interested in the subject, but not sufficiently informed as to the true course of events, who would be glad to read the testimony of a South African." Very good green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor rubbing to boards as well as bumping to spine ends and corners. Inscription to front free end page dated 1899. Light foxing throughout though text remains bright. Frontis w/original tissue + 35 other photo plates w/tissue. 183 pages. Africa. AFR/4053. Very Good.
London: Henry Colburn, 1837. Scarce. In his preface, the author states that there have been so many books about Egypt, but that his intent is to describe Egypt as it is, not as it was. Candia refers to the Venetian name for Crete at that time. During his military career Scott traveled in Crete and Syria. The two volumes are bound in nineteenth century three quarter black leather with marbled paper covers and endpapers. Leather is bumped and lightly rubbed. Marbled covers are scuffed. Text pages have browning and aging throughout but are quite legible. Volume I has frontis and two plates; Volume II has frontis, one plate, and fold-out map with the plan for Karnak. Very good. Small octavos. Volume I: 348 pages; Volume II: 358 pages.GREEK/032921.