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There are 61 books in this catalogue.
Reardon, Mitch & Margot:  Etosha; life & death of an African plain
Book Number: 4043
 New Holland Press London. 1988. First ed. 4to. Cloth. Hardcover. 160pp. Colour photographs throughout. Near fine ( owner's inscription on fl. / near fine d/w.
Keywords: African plain nambia cheetah giraffe lion elephants wild nature zebras
Price: $20.00


Lewis, Ethelreda (editor):  Life and Works of Alfred Aloysius Horn, an Old Vister
Book Number: 6832
London: Jonathon Cape, 1928 8vo. Maroon & black rweb pattern cloth. Hardcover. 320pp. B/w frontis. 1 b/w plate at rear. Good, light wear to spine ends. / no d/w.
Keywords: ivory coast africa
Price: $12.00


Gallmann, Kuki:  African Nights
Book Number: 21938
Viking London 1994 1st edition 8vo. hardcover. 142pp. + colour & b/w plates. very good. / very good d/w.
Keywords: african kenyan travel animals maasai
Price: $12.00


Boyles, Denis:  African Lives: White Lies, Tropical Truth, Darkest Gossip, and Rumblings of Rumor- from Chinese Gordon to Beryl Markham and Beyond
Book Number: 22976
New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988 1st edition. 8vo. hardcover. 225pp. + b/w plates. fine. / near fine d/w.
Keywords: african history
Price: $15.00


Gavron, Jeremy.:  The Last Elephant: An African quest.
Book Number: 23358
London, HarperCollins, 1993. First edition. 8vo. hardcover. 237pp. index, very good, remainder mark bottom page edges. / near fine d/w.
Keywords: elephants african animals
Price: $25.00


Stuart, Chris & Tilde:  Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa
Book Number: 24283
Struik 1996 reprint 8vo. white printed wraps. red writing to spine. 112 colour plates, depicting land and sea creatures, grouped with related or similar species. including a table of paw prints. Index. 272pp.
Keywords: Mammals of South Africa,
Price: $14.00


Hirson, Baruch.:  Year of fire, year of ash : the Soweto revolt, roots of a revolution?
Book Number: 26595
London Zed Press 1979 8vo laminated illustrated boards, hardcover 348'pp index, b/w illus. good, contents page damaged. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Riots South Africa Soweto Blacks South Africa Politics and government Blacks South Africa Race identity Students Sout Year of fire year of ash the Soweto revolt roots of a revolution? Hirson Baruch
Price: $18.00


Ellis, J.J.:  Two Missionary Heroines in Africa. Mary Slessor & Jeanie Gilchrist
Book Number: 28829
John Ritchie, n.d. Two books in one as issued. 8vo. brown decorated cloth hardcover. 79pp. b/w illus. very good, light foxing.
Keywords: Two Missionary Heroines in Africa. Mary Slessor & Jeanie Gilchrist religion
Price: $25.00


Van Der Post, Laurens:  About Blady: A Pattern of Our Time
Book Number: 29342
London Chatto and Windus, 1991 8vo hardcover 255pp. very good, light foxing. / very good d/w. A true story of people, events, themes and relationships which have formed a special pattern in Laurens van der Post's life. It combines fantasy with personal experience, imaginative contemplation with a dramatic narrative as the story gathers pace towards the climax of Blady's race.
Keywords: south africa
Price: $18.00


Markham, Beryl:  The Splendid Outcast - The African Stories of Beryl Markham
Book Number: 30807
Hutchinson, London 1987 8vo. Blue cloth with title stamped in red on spine. Tipped on Colour frontis missing from front of front board, otherwise excellent copy in new condition. Stories from Kenya - Something I remember, The Captain and His Horse, The Splendid Outcast, Brothers are the Same, Appointment in Khartoum, Your Heart Will Tell You, The Transformation, The Quitter. 139pp
Keywords: Something I remember, The Captain and His Horse, The Splendid Outcast, Brothers are the Same, Appointment in Khartoum, Your Heart Will Tell You, The Transformation, The Quitter
Price: $12.00


Bryson, Bill:  Bill Bryson's African Diary
Book Number: 31869
Transworld Publishers Ltd 2002 Small 8vo hardcover 64pp colour illus. near fine / near fine d/w. Bryson visits Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to eradicating poverty. Kenya is a land of contrasts, with famous game reserves and a vibrant culture. It also provides plenty to worry a traveller like Bill Bryson, fixated as he is on the dangers posed by snakes, insects and large predators. It is also a country with many serious problems: refugees, AIDS, drought, and grinding poverty. The resultant diary, though short in length, contains the trademark Bryson stamp of wry observation and curious insight.
Keywords: Reference Writing Travel Bill Bryson's African Diary Bryson Bill
Price: $12.00


Grinker:  In the Arms of Africa: The Life of Colin M. Turnbull
Book Number: 32137
New York St. Martin's Press 2000 8vo hardcover 354pp index, b/w illus. near fine / near fine d/w. Colin Turnbull was an anthropologist second in renown only to Margaret Mead, he was acclaimed for his groundbreaking study of the Central African Pygmies. But little has been known about his equally exotic personal life until now. A man of privilege and formidable education, Turnbull poured the full force of his personality into that of his lover of 30 years, a poor African-American named Joe. After Joe's death from AIDS in 1988, he renounced most of his friendships, gave away most of his money, and until his own death from AIDS in 1994, lived as a Buddhist monk.
Keywords: Nonfiction Social Sciences Anthropology General In the Arms of Africa The Life of Colin M Turnbull Grinker
Price: $15.00


Edberg, Rolf:  Dream of Kilimanjaro
Book Number: 32476
London Heinemann 1979 8vo hardcover 179pp. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Human evolution Rift Valley Description and travel Dream of Kilimanjaro Edberg Rolf
Price: $18.00


Lee, A W:  Once Dark Country - Recollections and Reflections of a South African Bishop
Book Number: 32655
London: SPCK, 1949. First Edition. 8vo. hardcover. 202pp. good. / fair d/w.
Keywords: Recollections and Reflections of a South African Bishop religion christianity
Price: $12.00


WALKER, Eric Anderson:  The Great Trek.
Book Number: 32656
London. A & C Black. 1938 8vo. hardcover. 389pp. index, b/w plates, fold-out maps. good, owner''s name inside front cover, foxing to endpapers. / fair, chipped d/w.
Keywords: south african history
Price: $18.00


Hattersley, A.F.:  Pietermaritzburg Panorama: a Survey of One Hundred Years of an African City
Book Number: 32692
Shuter and Shooter. Pietermaritzburg. 1938. 1st edition. 8vo. hardcover. 126pp. index, b/w plates. very good+. / poor, torn d/w.
Keywords: Pietermaritzburg Survey African City history
Price: $8.00


van der Post, Laurens:  Venture to the Interior
Book Number: 33003
Hogarth Press 1952 8vo. hardcover. 241pp. b/w frontis. very good, foxing to endpapers. / good d/w.
Keywords: africa Kalahari bushmen
Price: $12.00


van der Post, Laurens:  The Hunter and the Whale
Book Number: 34119
Hogarth Press 1967 first edition. 8vo. hardcover. 312pp. very good+. / very good+. d/w.
Keywords: africa whale ships zulu
Price: $25.00


Matthews, Z. K.:  Freedom for My People
Book Number: 34307
David Philip 1983 8vo softcover 253pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: Current Affairs International Freedom for My People Matthews Z K
Price: $8.00


Russell, Alec:  Big Men Little People Encounters in Africa
Book Number: 35553
Macmillan1999 8vo. trade paperback. 306pp. Index. Illustrated with maps and b&w photo's. The Author looks at Africa through his encounters with its Big Men. Each one represents a theme that has shaped Africa. Topics include Rhodes, Mobutu Sese Seko, Zarie, Dr Hastings Banda, Colonialism, Kenya, Daniel arap Moi, Tribalism, Jonas Savimbi, Guerrilla, F. W. De Klerk, Eugene Terre'Blanche, Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, King Mswati of Swaziland, Magic Ritual and Rite, Nelson Mandela, Congolese jungle.
Keywords: Rhodes, Mobutu Sese Seko, Zarie, Dr Hastings Banda, Colonialism, Kenya, Daniel arap Moi, Tribalism, Jonas Savimbi, Guerrilla, F. W. De Klerk, Eugene Terre'Blanche, Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, King Mswati of Swaziland, Magic Ritual and Rite, Nelson Mandel
Price: $15.00


Tutu, Desmond:  The Rainbow People of God: South Africa's Victory Over Apartheid
Book Number: 35576
Doubleday 1994 8vo hardcover 286pp index, b/w illus. very good, remainder mark on bottom edge. / very good d/w. Through a collection of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's speeches, letters, sermons and off-the-cuff remarks, this book sketches the story of South Africa from 1976, when apartheid oppression was at its peak, to the birth of democracy in the 1994 elections. As it recounts the Soweto youth rebellion in 1976 and the difficult years up to 1989, when the country experienced steadily-growing resistance to apartheid and the campaign of civil disobedience, readers are offered a reminder of the severity of South Africa's social and political problems during that time. The book also reflects the sense of national euphoria felt upon the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990, tempered by the subsequent confusion and violence of the transition to democracy. The book's editor is a prize-winning South African journalist and Tutu's media co-ordinator.
Keywords: Society Politics african south History Rainbow People of God South Africa's Victory Over Apartheid Tutu Desmond
Price: $18.00


Rey, Sir Charles; Edited By Neil Parsons & Michael Crowder:  Monarch of All I Survey: Bechuanaland Diaries 1929-1937
Book Number: 36377
The Botswana Society 1988 8vo. hardcover. 282pp. index, b/w illus. good, wear to cover edges. boards slightly curved. / good, chipped d/w.
Keywords: Bechuanaland Diaries 1929-1937
Price: $18.00


Hodgson, Barbara:  The Tattooed Map
Book Number: 36937
Chronicle Books, USA, 1995 Square 8vo. hardcover. colour illus, fold-out maps. very good+. / very good+ d/w.
Keywords: africa travel
Price: $12.00


Slabbert, Frederik van Zyl:  The Last White Parliament
Book Number: 38769
London Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd 1985 8vo hardcover 175pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Van Zyl Slabbert F The Last White Parliament Slabbert Frederik van Zyl
Price: $18.00


Baker, Jill:  Beloved African
Book Number: 39519
Covos-Day Books, 2000 8vo. hardcover. 464pp. index, b/w illus. very good. / very good d/w.
Keywords: rhodesia africa education schools
Price: $12.00


Nolan, Cynthia. Illustrated by Sidney Nolan:  One Traveller's Africa
Book Number: 39539
Methuen 1965 8vo. hardcover. 254pp. colour illus. illustrated enapapers. very good, owner's name on prelim. / very good d/w.
Keywords: africa australian artists painters paintings sydney nolan animals
Price: $15.00


Kathrada, Ahmed:  Letters from Robben Island
Book Number: 41798
Struik Publishers 2001 8vo softcover 300pp. very good+.
Keywords: south africa aparthied mandela prison Letters Robben Island Kathrada Ahmed
Price: $25.00


Alexander, Caroline:  One Dry Season: In the Footsteps of Mary Kingsley
Book Number: 42302
Bloomsbury 1989 8vo hardcover 290pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. Kingsley's 1893 West African route up the Ogooue River is retraced by a modern-day adventurer. As she travels in the footsteps of others, she reflects on the different faces of interpretive writing, selective recollection, and the disparity between fact and fiction. But ultimately this is Alexander's own story of discovery and can be read and enjoyed as such.
Keywords: africa egypt french history travel Mary Kingsley Alexander Caroline
Price: $15.00


Gallmann, Kuki:  I Dreamed of Africa
Book Number: 45277
Penguin May 1991 8vo hardcover 316pp colour illus. very good. / Very good d/w. Both a dream fulfilled and personal tragedy are revealed in this moving memoir. As a child living in Italy, the author was fascinated with Africa. Then, in 1972 at 25, divorced and with a young son, she visited Kenya with her then-fiance, Paolo Gallmann.
Keywords: I Dreamed of Africa Gallmann Kuki
Price: $15.00


Ross, Andrew C.:  David Livingstone: Mission and Empire
Book Number: 46473
Hambledon & London 2002 8vo. hardcover. 274pp. index, b/w illus. Fine. / Fine d/w.
Keywords: David Livingstone africa explorers
Price: $25.00



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