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Life at the Cape over a Hundred Years Ago, A Lady
1 A Lady Life at the Cape over a Hundred Years Ago
Cape Town Struik 1998 1868721485 / 9781868721481 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo Thomas Bowler 
109 pp. Corners very slightly bumped. Gatefold flaps. Spot of abrasion to title page, otherwise internally as new. Originally published as a series of letters in the Cape Monthly Magazine, 1871-1872. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Exploration of Africa: From Cairo to the Cape (New Horizons), Anne Hugon
2 Anne Hugon The Exploration of Africa: From Cairo to the Cape (New Horizons)
London and New York Thames & Hudson Ltd 1993 0500300275 / 9780500300275 Paperback Near Fine 12 mo 
175 pp. A little wear to upper edge of text block. All else as new. Colour and black-and-white illustrations throughout. "'Dr Livingstone, I presume.' Everyone knows Stanley's famous words. But what of the other great explorers of the mysterious interior of Africa? Speke, Grant, Baker, Kingsley: in the space of barely fifty years these extraordinary men and women travelled to the sources of the Nile and tracked the course of the Congo and Zambezi. Yet their achievements led to commercial exploitation and ruthless colonization. This is the story of physical horrors endured, euphoric success, and the dramatic consequences of a momentous meeting of cultures." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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3 Bovill, E. W. The Niger Explored
London Oxford University Press 1968 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
xi, 263 pp. Dustwrapper is unclipped, but has some edgewear including wrinkling and rubbing. Foxing to upper and fore edges of text block. Illustrated with 10 b/w maps in the text and b/w plates. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Voodoo:  Africa's Secret Power, Chesi, Gert. Translated from the German by Ernst Klambauer
4 Chesi, Gert. Translated from the German by Ernst Klambauer Voodoo: Africa's Secret Power
Worgl Perlinger Verlag 1981 3 85399 013 4 / 9783853990131 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
275 pp. General and edgewear, including a few short closed tears, to unclipped dw. Scuffing to lower edge of text block. Internally bright, unmarked and solidly bound. Maps to eps. Colour and b/w photographs throughout. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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5 Exman, Eugene The World of Albert Schweitzer
London Adam & Charles Black 1955 First Hard Cover Good+ Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Anderson, Erica (photog.) 
144 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is price clipped. Dustjacket is chipped and abraded, especially along edges of backpanel and at corners. There are wrinkles and one or two small closed tears along the upper edge. Green cloth boards are square and clean, with only small bumps and a bit of fading at the top of the backpanel. Internally unwrinkled, unmarked. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Alexandria: A History and a Guide, Forster, E.M
6 Forster, E.M Alexandria: A History and a Guide
Alexandria Whitehead Morris Ltd 1938 Second Edition Boards Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
218 pgs. Cover is worn, mottled and stained. Corners are rubbed, there are small dents to bottom edges of covers, a small hole in the spine, and a scratch on the front cover that has erased part of the A in Alexandria. Pages have been clumsily cut between pp 207-210, leaving an uneven tear. Small stains and light foxing to page edges. Interior is unmarked, unwrinkled and tightly bound. Nice inked inscription on ffep: "W. McGuinness/RAAF/c/o RAF HQs/Middle East". Maps (pull-out map tipped in), drawings, diagrams, photos. 
Price: 80.00 AUD
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South Africa, Namibia and Sanctions - Diary of a Visit, Francis, Babette
7 Francis, Babette South Africa, Namibia and Sanctions - Diary of a Visit
Melbourne Endeavour Forum 1988 0731628268 / 9780731628261 First Paperback Very Good Octavo Inscribed by Author
106 pp. Very llight general wear to covers; internally bright, unmarked, solidly bound. Inscribed by Babette Francis on first page. Illustrated with b/w photos. "Contrary to the 'hidden agenda' of Western liberals who seem to want 'revolution at any price', the author of this book has carefully looked at the reality of the present and come to the conclusion that a just future is best ensured by a policy which builds on the political progress already achieved in South Africa." -- Anthony McAdam 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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8 Fuller, Alexandra Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
London Picador 2004 0330434357 / 9780330434355 Reprint Paperback Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
256 pp. Light wear to wraps, lower corner bumped, spine uncreased, edges of text block a little yellowed. Internally clean and solidly bound. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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9 Gide, Andre Travels in the Congo
London Penguin 1986 0140095551 / 9780140095555 Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, 309 pp. Very light wear to cover. Page edges uniformly sunned. Translated by Dorothy Bussy. Gide's travels in the Congo and Chad in 1925-6. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Wandering Gorillas, Goodall, Alan
10 Goodall, Alan The Wandering Gorillas
London Collins 1979 0002162652 / 9780002162654 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
253 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. A little scuffing to lower edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. A little musty. Black-and-white maps. Colour plates. Index. "The first study to compare two populations of gorillas which have become habituated to man." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Mary Kingsley, Howard, Cecil
11 Howard, Cecil Mary Kingsley
London Hutchinson 1959 Third Impression Hard Cover Goo Good Octavo 
231 pp. Light general and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. including small tears to top of spine panel. Bookseller stamp, and prev. owner's inked name, to ffep. Otherwise clean, tightly bound. Maps to endpapers (West Africa, and French Equatorial Africa). "One of the select number of Victorian women who turn all ideas of the word Victorian upside-down, Mary Kingsley was a great, but also an attractive, human being. There is a unique charm in her unconsciousness that her achievements as an explorer and naturalist were anything out of the ordinary, or that the study of fetish was less usual for young ladies than Berlin wool work." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Language of the Land: Living Among the Hadzabe in Africa, James Stephenson
12 James Stephenson The Language of the Land: Living Among the Hadzabe in Africa
New York St. Martin's Press 2000 0312241070 / 9780312241070 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
220 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Internally as new. Black-and-white photos in the text and "portfolio"; colour plates of artwork. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Sing for Our Execution: Poems and Woodcuts, Jensma, Wopko Pieter
13 Jensma, Wopko Pieter Sing for Our Execution: Poems and Woodcuts
Johannesburg Ophir/Ravan 1973 0869750216 / 9780869750216 First Paperback Good Octavo 
123 pp. General and edgewear to illustrated covers. Edges of text block stained, scuffed, a little tanned. Faint foxing to first and last few pages; very occasional foxing to pages. Very faint yellowing to outer page margins. Short creases to upper corners of last 20 or so pages. Prev. owner's name inked to first page. Woodcuts, on textured paper, are bright and clean. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Black Livingstone: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo, Kennedy, Pagan
14 Kennedy, Pagan Black Livingstone: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo
Viking 2002 0670030368 / 9780670030361 Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
237 pp. This book is in as new condition. Maps of the Congo to endpapers. Black-and-white plates. Acknowledgements, notes, bibliography, index. "This is a gripping tale. Pagan Kennedy takes us through William Sheppard's extraordinary adventures and eventful life with humor, insight and elegance. You don't have to be an expert on Africa, just a student of human nature, to want to keep reading this book to the end." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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15 Lloyd, Christopher The Search for the Niger
London Collins 1973 0002117428 / 9780002117425 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
220 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is price clipped and has light discolouration along the upper edge. Maroon cloth boards are square and clean. Sticker residue to front pastedown. Illustrated with b/w plates and maps. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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16 MacDonald, J. F. Zambesi River
London Macmillan Pty. Ltd. 1955 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
viii, 236 pp. Light wear to grey cloth boards. Foxing to edges of text block. Some offsetting to eps. Occasional foxing throughout. At least one instance of pencilled annotation. Fold-out map. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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17 Maitland, Alexander Speke and the discovery of the source of the Nile
London Constable & Co. 1971 0094574308 / 9780094574304 First Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
245 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in removable archival mylar sleeve, is price clipped and has light foxing to reverse side. Foxing to upper edge of text block and verso of frontis. Otherwise internally unmarked and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w plates and sketch map of the Lakes Region by the author. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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18 Martelli, George Livingstone's River: A History of the Zambezi Expedition 1858-1864
London Chatto & Windus 1970 0701115270 / 9780701115272 First Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, 260 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in removable archival mylar sleeve, is price clipped and has light general and edgewear. Light edgewear to blue cloth boards, spine very slightly canted. Foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally clean and solidly bound. Illustrated with black-and-white photos and maps, including fold-out map of the area of the Zambesi Expedition. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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White Gold: The Forgotten Story of North Africa's European Slaves, Milton, Giles
19 Milton, Giles White Gold: The Forgotten Story of North Africa's European Slaves
London Hodder 2004 0340834943 / 9780340834947 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
316 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Internally as new. Black-and-white plates. List of illustrations. Maps. Notes and sources. Index. "An extraordinary and shocking story. Drawn from unpublished letters and manuscripts written by slaves, and by the padres and ambassadors sent to free them, it reveals a disturbing and forgotten chapter of history." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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20 Mitchison, Naomi African Heroes
London Bodley Head 1968 370011104 First Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Stobbs, William 
190 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped but has some edgewear. Wrinkling and discolouration to rear panel, slight sticker residue to front panel. Green boards very slightly dented along edges. Internally clean, bright and tightly bound. Line drawings. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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