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.
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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.
Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Co, 1897. Hardcover. Beautifully bound in the original navy blue publisher's bindings with gilt titles to spines and elaborate gilt decoration to both spines and front covers. Rubbing, a few chips, and wear to bookcloth on spine ends, edges, and corners. Small marking and possible dampstain to top corner of front board of volume two. Top edge gilt and ribbon bookmark bound in. Bookplate of Charles Edward Hyman to front pastedowns of both volumes. Illustrated with numerous photogravures (from photographs), all with captioned tissue guards. Small spot of soiling to margin of one plate, not affecting the image. The tissue guard for this plate has a mark from the same spot and a short closed tear. Very clean and bright aside from this marking. An attractive set. Volume I: 253 pages; Volume II: 226 pages plus fold-out map of Morocco to rear. TRA/011521. Very Good.
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.
London: Peter Davies, 1961. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations on every page. Pink illustrated price clipped dust jacket with black title to front panel and very faded pink title to spine panel. Edgewear to dust jacket includes a few small closed tears chipping to head of spine. Tape repair to dust jacket. Preface by Graham Greene. 180 pages. African History. AFR7/4302. Very Good + in Very Good Minus DJ.
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1965. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light wear to spine ends. Interior is clean and bright. Black dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Minor wear to spine ends. 2 small closed tears to top edge of jacket. Light rubbing to rear panel. 359 pages. African History. AFR1/4302. Near Fine in Very Good + DJ.
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.
Philadelphia: G.G. Evans, 1860. Hardcover. Illustrated with numerous engravings. Bound in the original tan cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine. Wear to spine ends and edges of boards. Short closed tear to book cloth along hinge. Foxing throughout; although, it is fairly light in tone and does not affect the reading of the text. Previous owner signature to front free endpaper. 442 pages plus 14 pages of advertisements. AFR/071116. 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.
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 1805, 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.