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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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4 Exman, Eugene The World of Albert Schweitzer
London Adam & Charles Black 1955 First Hard Cover Good+ Good 4to - over 9¾" - 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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Corsair Country, Fielding, Xan
5 Fielding, Xan Corsair Country
London Secker & Warburg 1958 First Hard Cover Good Fair Octavo 
232 pp. Considerable general and edgewear, including tears, stains, and creases, to unclipped dustjacket. Foxing to edges of text block and, occasionally, page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white photos in plates. Map to rear endpapers. "Mr. Fielding started on his journey from Tangier to Tripoli determined to rediscover the harbours and towns of the Barbary Coast pirates. But as he travelled eastwards from Morocco to Algiers and Tunis and on to the beginning of the Libyan desert he found himself turning over the stones of history more ancient than that of the Corsairs -- the history of Europe's struggle with Africa, of the perennial Christian crusade against the monolithic intransigence of Islam." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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South Africa, Namibia and Sanctions - Diary of a Visit, Francis, Babette
6 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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The Wandering Gorillas, Goodall, Alan
7 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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Eyelids of Morning, Graham, Alistair
8 Graham, Alistair Eyelids of Morning
San Francisco Chronicle Books 1990 0877015392 / 9780877015390 Reprint Paperback, gatefold flaps Very Good Quarto Peter Beard (photographs) 
260 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers; faint sunning to spine. Faint sticker shadows to first page; all else as new. Colour and black-and-white drawings, diagrams, photos. "Most absorbing. Probably the best book ever written about crocodiles." -- Chicago Tribune. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Mary Kingsley, Howard, Cecil
9 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
10 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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Black Livingstone: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo, Kennedy, Pagan
11 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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12 Lloyd, Christopher The Search for the Niger
London Collins 1973 0002117428 / 9780002117425 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 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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13 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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14 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 7¾" - 9¾" 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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15 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 7¾" - 9¾" 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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African Heroes, Mitchison, Naomi
16 Mitchison, Naomi African Heroes
London Bodley Head 1968 370011104 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo William Stobbs 
190 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped but has some edgewear and a short closed tear from the top edge. A little wrinkling and discolouration to rear panel. Green boards very slightly dented along edges. Internally clean, bright and tightly bound. Line drawings. Subjects include, among others, Mai Idris Alooma of Bornu (the Emir of the Faithful; The Greatest Mani of Kongo; Shaka of the Amazulu; Kgamanyane of the Bakgatla. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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17 Mitchison, Naomi The Africans: a history
London Anthony Blond 1970 218512619 First Hard Cover Good + Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
232 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in clear removable sleeve, is price clipped and has light edgewear. Fore- and upper edges of text block are foxed. Internally unmarked, unwrinkled and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w maps. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Mountains of Rasselas: An Ethiopian Adventure, Pakenham, Thomas
18 Pakenham, Thomas The Mountains of Rasselas: An Ethiopian Adventure
London Seven Dials 1999 1841880051 / 9781841880051 Reprint Paperback Very Good Quarto 
176 pgs. Very light general and edgewear to covers with gatefold flaps; corners a little curled. Internally as new. Maps, drawings, colour and black-and-white photography. "Here is Thomas Pakenham's account of his quest, leading deep into the mountains of Ethiopia, to discover the truth about the strange fate of the royal princes of Abyssinia, the legend of Prester John and the lost civilization of Gondar." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Western Provincial: An Album of Paintings Drawings of the Western Cape, Picton-Seymore, Desiree. Text by R.I.B. Webster
19 Picton-Seymore, Desiree. Text by R.I.B. Webster Western Provincial: An Album of Paintings Drawings of the Western Cape
Cape Town Maskew Miller Limited 1952 First Cloth Very Good Fair Quarto Picton-Seymour, Desiree 
80 pp. Numerous black & white and occasional tipped-in colour illustrations. Some yellowing to front and rear free endpapers. Boards slightly worn at edges. Dustjacket fairly worn, with numerous small to medium chips and closed tears along edges and spine, now protected in mylar. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Decorated eps ("adapted from the William Morris-y curtains in the boxes at the Cape Town City Hall.") 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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20 Pifer, Drury Innocents in Africa
London Granta Books 1995 014014093X / 9780140140934 Reprint Paperback Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
338 pp. Light wear to cover, uniform yellowing around page edges, internally unwrinkled, clean and tightly bound. Black-and-white plates. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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