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Dark Venture

By: Audrey White Beyer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1968

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 30294

Condition: Fine


This book is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. The books is bound in black cloth, the edges are very clean, and the top edge is inked in orange The dustjacket is very handsome and has not been price-clipped ($4.50) and is protected in a mylar cover. The jacket does shows a few very small tears and chips at the lower spine, and a small crease to the bottom edge of the jacket The book is for readers 11 and up. The story is about the slave trade and a you... View more info

Ebony Madonna

By: Bowman, Martha

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Elgin, Illinois, The Brethren Press: 1962

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 23519

Condition: Fine


Book and dust jacket are in pristine condition -- no faults and dust jacket is handsome in a brand new mylar cover. The author wrote this story later in life, but brought to the endeavor her love for Africa. It's illustrated throughout with drawings by Mary Baucher.Book measures 5-3/4" x 8-1/2" and has 240 pages. Map endpapers are especially graphic in bold black and white. A gently used book. View more info

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Scouting on Two Continents

By: Burnharn, Fredrick Russell

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Prescott, Arizona, U.S.A., Wolfe Pub Co: 1994

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 24953

ISBN: 1879356317

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean book. Blue boards show no bumps or wear and pages are clean with no names or writing. A facsimile reprint of a book first published in 1926. Portrait of author at frontis in black and white. Burnham was an American scout and adventurer famous for his service to the British Army in colonial Africa and for teaching woodcraft to Robert Baden-Powell. The latter caused him (Burnham) to play a role in the founding of the international Scouting Movement. Illust... View more info

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South and South Central Africa: A Record of Fifteen Years ' Missionary Labors Among Primitive peoples

By: Davidson, H. Frances

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Elgin, Illinois, Brethren Publishing House: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27864

Condition: Very Good


Book is very clean and tightly bound with a handsome photograph pasted on front board as per design. Tightly bound with no cracks to hinges and has pristine pages. Book measures 5-1/2" x 7-3/4" with 481 pages. Nicely illustrated with black and white photographs printed on quality coated paper plus maps. Only defect is a small bit of wear to corners of upper spine. A small inscription on front free endpaper reads "January 9, 1951, Happy Birthday to Ray from Orville" Ray ... View more info

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Drugs, Rituals and Altered States of Consciousness; Auditory Driving, Hallucinogens and Music-Color Synesthesia In Tsonga Ritual

By: Du Toit, Brian M.; Johnston, Thomas F.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Rotterdam, Netherlands, A.A. Balkema: 1977

Seller ID: 27332TB

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean booklet measuring 6"x9" -- not often seen. The overriding title is Drugs, Rituals and Altered Sates of Consciousness of which this, Auditory Driving, Hallucinogens and Music-Color Synesthesia in Tsonga Ritual, is one part. The booklet contains 19 dense pages illustrared with black and white photographs, drawings and music View more info

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A Green Estate: Restoring Independence in Madagascar

By: Feeley-Harnik, Gillian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington DC., Smithsonian Inst Press: 1991

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 24921

ISBN: 1560980907

Condition: Very Good


Crisp, clean book which appears unread. No cover lift, no spine crease, no names or writing.Onlt fault is sunning to spine and part of back covering causing color to be a bit lighter. Photo illustrated throughout. Author traces the effect of French domination in Madagascar through the coloniall period and into the years after independence was declared in 1960. A massive book o 627 pages. Indexed. View more info

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Limba Stories & Storytelling

By: Finnegan, Ruth

Price: $34.00

Publisher: England, Oxford at the Clardenon Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25835

Condition: Very Good


Book itself is clean and bright with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Jacket is likewise clean in brand new mylar and shows only a few small faults --small chips to top of spine near both corners, a closed tear to top front corner which virtually disappears, and sunning to spine. A delightful, yet scholalry, text forcued on the stories and storytelling techniques of the people of Western Africa, specifically from Sierra Leone. Many stories included, but text a... View more info

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Handbook of Liberian Ferns

By: Harleym, Winifred J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ganta, Liberia, Ganta Mission:

Seller ID: 276247

Condition: Near Fine


Book is perfect bound with no creasing to spine. Paper is crisp and clean inside and out and there is no cover lift and no names or writing. The only fault is a small bit of wear to corners of spine at top and bottom. Book measures 5-1/2"x 8" and has 114 pages. Many detailed drawings show the various specimens. Text is generous -- there is no date. Not commonly found. View more info

The Dance, Art, and Ritual of Africa

By: Huet, Michael

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Pantheon Books: 1978

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 17966K

ISBN: 0394502728

Condition: Very Good


Gorgeous oversized book in very nice, clean condition. No chips or tears, no names or writing, no price-clip. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. Only fault is toning to edges of endflaps. Extraordinary photographs, 261 in all, many in full color, pulsate with vitality showcasing dances and rituals never before captured on film -- war dances, funeral dances, initiation rites, ceremonies for planting and harvest, and even spontaneous expressions of joy. They ar... View more info

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Reflections of a Rubber Planter: The Autobiography of AN Inquisitive Person (SIGNED)

By: Kilppert, W.E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Summit County, Ohio, Privately Published: 1971

Edition: Presumed First

Inscription: SIGNED and INSCRIBED By Author

Seller ID: 27716A

Condition: Very Good


Clean , nice book woith just a small bit of edge wear to front spine edge, whoich does not impinge on the binding. No spine crease and pristine pages. Book is printed on quality coated paper and is illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. Inscription to first blank page which reads, "For -----------, Best wishes, Moe Klippert". W.E. Klippert was also known as Moe Klippert the musician who played clarinet in Moe Klippert's Collegiate Aces For Hot Colle... View more info

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The South African Campaign of 1879

By: MacKinnon, J.P.;Shadbolt, S.H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Greenhill Press: 1995

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 24729

ISBN: 1853672033

Condition: Very Good


We buy very few ex-libs, but this is an excellent book with scant evidence of library origin. The book itself is clean as a whistle inside and out. One stamp at each edge of textblock, but we were able to lighten the one to outer edge. Dustjacket is likewise clean and nice and has been relieved of its stickers and placed in brand new mylar cover. Interior shows only one stamp at front and one at back. A claasic book on the South African Campaign of the Anglo-Zulu War, fi... View more info

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The Horn of Africa: From War to Peace

By: Paul B. Henze

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1991

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 23829

ISBN: 0312061382

Condition: Very Good


This book is very clean and nice with no bumps to boards, no name or writing, no creasing, no remainder mark, and no loss of gilt to spine which is very bright. The dustjacket has one tiny defect, a bit of wear to top corner at the back which is almost invisible in a brand new mylar cover. The author says in the preface that his book has two b purposes: "1.) To deomonstrate how and why the Horn of Africa became one of the world's prime disaster areas, and 2.) an attempt... View more info

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Afrikakorps: Army Luftwaffe Kriegsmarine Waffen-SS : Tropical Uniforms, Insignia & Equipment of the German Soldier in World War II

By: Robert Kurtz

Price: $68.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.: 2004

Seller ID: 27778

ISBN: 0764319205

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean, as new book. No defect of note and pristine inside and out. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Book is oversized at 9-1/2" x 12-1/4" and has 339 pages. Blank pages for notes have not been used. Pages are all printed on quality coated paper with many sharp photographs -- color for the uniforms, insignia and equipment and black and white for the historic. Of interesrt to r both histoirans and/or military collectors. View more info

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Life Histories of African Game Animals (2 Volume Set)

By: Roosevelt, Theodore

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Alabama, Palladium Press: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 27232

Condition: Near Fine


Very nice quality set in near fine condition, bound in leather with raised bands on spine, paisley endpapers and gilt page edges on all three sides. Printed from the original 1914 edition. Books measure 6-1/4"x9-1/4" and have 798 pages collectively. Volume II is without fault and Volume I nearly so -- just one small knick to gilt on side edge. Other pristine inside and out. Books are illustrated with maps and photographs. Privately printed for the Theodore Roosev... View more info

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Tropic Moon (First American Edition)

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace and Company: 1943

Edition: First American Edition Stated

Seller ID: 23535

Condition: Very Good


Blue boards are pristine, as are pages. Faults lie only with mild browning to front gutter and former owner's name written very small on front pastedown and is almost obscured by dustjacket endflap. Jacket is likewise clean with one short tear showing small chips at both ends of it -- located at top front edge. Looks most handsome in mylar and has not been price-clipped. Book represents the first Simenon title to be published in the United States as a stand-alone. All pr... View more info

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Lippincott's Magazine March 1881 (The Diamond Mines of South Africa & Fanny Stevenson)

By: Stevenson, Fanny

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.C. Lippincott & Co.: 1881

Edition: New Series Vol. 1 No. 3

Seller ID: 25663AD

Condition: Good


What an interesting issue this is -- two stories caught my eye immediately. The first is the lead, a 15 page article about the diamond mines of South Africa replete with seven illustrations. The second thing is a seemingly small piece entitled My China Boys which was written by Fanny Stevenson, wife of Robert Louis Stevenson. In it she discusses her endeavors to hire Chinese household help. Do check out the ad on the left hand side of the second picture. You'll KNOW whic... View more info

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Under the Canopy; Ritual Precess and Spiritual Resilience in South Africa

By: Thomas, Linda Elaine

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A., University of South Carolina Press: 1999

Seller ID: 26010TB

ISBN: 1570033110

Condition: Fine


Book is pristine with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Pages and page edges snow white. Paper of jacket is very crisp and there are no tears or chips -- will arrive in brand new mylar cover. A look at St. John's Apostolic Faith Mission, an indepdent church which played a significant role in the community during apartheid. Discusses healing rituals and complex faith-based symbols wihich derived from the indigenous culture. 174 pages including index. View more info