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BY THE ORDERS OF THE GREAT WHITE QUEEN", CAMPAIGNING IN ZULULAND THROUGH THE EYES OF THE BRITISH SOLDIER, 1879, Knight, Ian (editor)
1 BY THE ORDERS OF THE GREAT WHITE QUEEN", CAMPAIGNING IN ZULULAND THROUGH THE EYES OF THE BRITISH SOLDIER, 1879 Knight, Ian (editor)
London/ California Greenhill Books & Presidio Press [1992] First Edition; First Printing Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations, map; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; BY THE ORDERS OF THE GREAT WHITE QUEEN", CAMPAIGNING IN ZULULAND THROUGH THE EYES OF THE BRITISH SOLDIER, 1879. Index & further reading, Anglo-Zulu War. 17 illustrations, maps. First hand accounts. 33969 
Price: 28.15 USD
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COLLECTION OF LETTERS RELATIVE TO FOREIGN MISSIONS; CONTAINING SEVERAL OF MELVILL HORNE'S LETTERS ON MISSIONS, AND INTERESTING COMMUNICATIONS FROM FOREIGN MISSIONARIES INTERSPERSED WITH OTHER EXTRACTS, Horne, Melvill
2 COLLECTION OF LETTERS RELATIVE TO FOREIGN MISSIONS; CONTAINING SEVERAL OF MELVILL HORNE'S LETTERS ON MISSIONS, AND INTERESTING COMMUNICATIONS FROM FOREIGN MISSIONARIES INTERSPERSED WITH OTHER EXTRACTS Horne, Melvill
Andover, Mass Printed By Galen Ware 1810 Wrappers Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; (ii), 154 pages; Written or assembled by Horne the English Spiritual leader of Sierra Leone, an early English colony in Africa. Interesting background material. Original marbled wrappers . Spine is rather worn, else sound and clean. Publ 1810 23787 
Price: 65.75 USD
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CULTURE AND SOCIETIES OF AFRICA, Ottenberg Simon and Phoebe, editors
3 CULTURE AND SOCIETIES OF AFRICA Ottenberg Simon and Phoebe, editors
May not be noted. Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Anthropology; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Ex-Lib; B&W Photographs; Culture and societies of africa 5383 
Price: 20.53 USD
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EARLY KINGDOMS IN MADAGASCAR, 1500-1700, Kent, Raymond K.
4 EARLY KINGDOMS IN MADAGASCAR, 1500-1700 Kent, Raymond K.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1970 0030841712 / 9780030841712 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Madagascar; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages; DJ in acrylic 25241 
Price: 14.05 USD
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FORTY YEARS AMONG THE ZULUS, Josiah Tyler
5 FORTY YEARS AMONG THE ZULUS Josiah Tyler
Boston Congregational Sunday-School and Publishing Society 1891 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Natal, Africa; Religious; Missionary; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 300 pages; Josiah Tyler. Forty Years Among The Zulus. Bos & Chic: Congregational Sunday-School and Publishing Society, (1891). 300pp. Brown cloth quite nicely preserved with corners sharp and gilt bright. Rear blank page removed, Frontis map and 17 plates. A moderately well written journal of the day to day life in Natal during the mid to late 1800's. Some entertaining stories as well as cultural and animal life details. 22207 
Price: 234.95 USD
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FOUR YEARS IN AFRICA, EMBRACING EXPLORATIONS AND DISCOVERIES DURING FOUR YEARS' WANDERINGS IN THE WILDS OF SOUTHWESTERN AFRICA., Andersson, Charles John.
6 FOUR YEARS IN AFRICA, EMBRACING EXPLORATIONS AND DISCOVERIES DURING FOUR YEARS' WANDERINGS IN THE WILDS OF SOUTHWESTERN AFRICA. Andersson, Charles John.
N Y International c1860 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
XI, 433 pages; 5.5" x 7.75". A Swedish expedition to various parts of Africa with the tale of their travels. A somewhat fantastical frontis of two lions pulling down a giraffe while surrounded by an onlooking pride. A number of line illustrations. Brown cloth with shallow fraying to head and foot of spine with small loss. Binding tight, contents solid and clean. 35126 
Price: 117.45 USD
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HISTORY OF THE FIRST TWELVE YEARS OF THE REIGN OF MAI IDRIS ALOOMA OF BORNU (1571-1583), by His Imam, Ahmed Ibn Fartua
7 HISTORY OF THE FIRST TWELVE YEARS OF THE REIGN OF MAI IDRIS ALOOMA OF BORNU (1571-1583) by His Imam, Ahmed Ibn Fartua
Lagos Gov't Printer, 1926 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Nigeria; Ex-Library; Map; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 121 pages; HISTORY OF THE FIRST TWELVE YEARS OF THE REIGN OF MAI IDRIS ALOOMA OF BORNU (1571-1583) , with Diwan of the Sultans of Bornu and "Girgam" of the Magumi. Purple cloth with two library stamps and a nit of masking tape as only markings. With folding map in back [VG] . Bornu is the previous name of Nigeria. 32689 
Price: 140.95 USD
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JOURNAL OF AN EXPEDITION TO EXPLORE THE COURSE AND TERMINATION OF THE NIGER; WITH A NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE DOWN THAT RIVER TO ITS TERMINATION. VOL II (OF 3)., Richard and John Lander.
8 JOURNAL OF AN EXPEDITION TO EXPLORE THE COURSE AND TERMINATION OF THE NIGER; WITH A NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE DOWN THAT RIVER TO ITS TERMINATION. VOL II (OF 3). Richard and John Lander.
London John Murray 1832 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; JOURNAL OF AN EXPEDITION TO EXPLORE THE COURSE AND TERMINATION OF THE NIGER; With a Narrative of a Voyage down that River to its Termination. Vol II (of 3). Quarter brown leather and purple cloth, gilt-decorated spine with black labels, “Family Library 1832” at spine base. Upper portion of front joint split. Vii, [i], 321, [1] pp, lacking series title. Plates lightly foxed, text very good. 33863 
Price: 75.15 USD
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Land Of The White Helmet: Lights And Shadows Across Africa, Forbes, Edgar Allen
9 Land Of The White Helmet: Lights And Shadows Across Africa Forbes, Edgar Allen
N Y Fleming H. Revell [1910] First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Sepia/ b/w ; 356 pages; A number of illustrations and maps. One plate with shallowly frayed edge where it has been reinserted. Numerous pictures of the trip across Africa and the battle for the continent. 35124 
Price: 70.45 USD
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L’AFRIQUE HOLLANDAISE, [Francois Bernard]
10 L’AFRIQUE HOLLANDAISE [Francois Bernard]
Holland Not Atributed 1783 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; . [4],322,[1]pp pages; [Africa]: Ou, Tableau Historique et Politique, de L’État Originaire de la Colonie du Cap de Bonne-Esperance Comparé avec L’État Actuel de Cette Colonie. Modern half faux leather & cloth. Contents VG indeed. French language. Worldcat finds but two copies- scarce. 34326 
Price: 752.00 USD
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SAFARI (A KERNEL BOOK., LARGE TYPE EDITION), Maurer, Marc (editor)
11 SAFARI (A KERNEL BOOK., LARGE TYPE EDITION) Maurer, Marc (editor)
National Federation of the Blind 2001 The rack Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. 18823 
Price: 14.05 USD
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SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AFRICAN NATIVE LIFE AND PROBLEMS. COMPILED FOR THE INTER-UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE FOR AFRICAN STUDIES UNDER THE DIRECTION OF I. SCHAPERA., Schapera, I.
12 SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AFRICAN NATIVE LIFE AND PROBLEMS. COMPILED FOR THE INTER-UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE FOR AFRICAN STUDIES UNDER THE DIRECTION OF I. SCHAPERA. Schapera, I.
London Oxford University Press. 1941 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xii, 249, (1) pages; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AFRICAN NATIVE LIFE AND PROBLEMS. Compiled For The Inter-University Committee For African Studies Under The Direction Of I. Schapera. Darkening to spine and to DJ edges, in acrylic holder. 25233 
Price: 79.85 USD
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THE DISCOVERY OF GUIANA AND THE JOURNAL OF THE SECOND VOYAGE THERETO, Raleigh, Sir Walter
13 THE DISCOVERY OF GUIANA AND THE JOURNAL OF THE SECOND VOYAGE THERETO Raleigh, Sir Walter
Mershon [1893] Presumed 1st Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
4.25" x 6". Travels, culture and witchcraft- the usual. 35125 
Price: 23.45 USD
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THE GREAT FUTURE OF AMERICA AND AFRICA; AN ESSAY SHOWING OUR WHOLE DUTY TO THE BLACK MAN, CONSISTENT WITH OUR OWN SAFETY AND GLORY,, Jacob Dewees Md
14 THE GREAT FUTURE OF AMERICA AND AFRICA; AN ESSAY SHOWING OUR WHOLE DUTY TO THE BLACK MAN, CONSISTENT WITH OUR OWN SAFETY AND GLORY, Jacob Dewees Md
Philadelphia Printed for the Author By H. Orr 1854 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Negro; Black American; Anti-slavery; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 45. 236 pages; Anti-Slavery Treatise. Cloth binding has blind-stamped decoration on boards and gilt lettering on spine. Binding soiled, corners bumped and rubbed. Endpapers foxed, a few spots of foxing on pages. Dampstain spot along top margin through p. 45. 31986 
Price: 150.35 USD
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THE HISTORY OF OUR SOUTH AFRICAN WAR, Railton
15 THE HISTORY OF OUR SOUTH AFRICAN WAR Railton
Salvation Army ca1925 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Map; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 129, (5) pages 33976 
Price: 23.45 USD
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THE OCCUPATION OF HAUSALAND 1900-1904 - BEING A TRANSLATION OF ARABIC LETTERS FOUND IN THE HOUSE OF THE WAZIR OF SOKOTO, BOHARI, IN 1903, H. F Backwell
16 THE OCCUPATION OF HAUSALAND 1900-1904 - BEING A TRANSLATION OF ARABIC LETTERS FOUND IN THE HOUSE OF THE WAZIR OF SOKOTO, BOHARI, IN 1903 H. F Backwell
Lagos Gov't Printer 1927 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 80 pages; AFRICAN / ARABIC HISTORY - 5 Volumes. 2 gov't stamps and a bit of numered masking tape on spine, minimal markings. Purple cloth, faded spine, contents generally VG. 32688 
Price: 164.50 USD
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ZULU JOURNEY, Carel Birkby; Fwd by Lawrence G. Green
17 ZULU JOURNEY Carel Birkby; Fwd by Lawrence G. Green
Frederick Muller, 1937 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Zulu; Travel; EXPLORATION; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 299 pages; Carel Birkby. Zulu Journey. Fwd by Lawrence G. Green. Lon: Frederick Muller, (1937). 299pp. Spine a little darkened but gilt printing is bright, Map endpapers and 33 illustrations. 22253 
Price: 42.25 USD
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