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The Story of the Life of Mackay of Uganda, Told for Boys by His Sister

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: A.C. Armstrong and Son: 1895

Seller ID: 2202686


Minor staining to edges, spine cocked, bookplate to front paste-down endpaper, minor foxing to pages, minor pencil marginalia.No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1895 Hard Cover. vii, 338 pp. This book is written especially for boys, in the hope that Mackay's example may lead many of them to think of Africa, and devote their lives to its moral and spiritual regeneration. View more info

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Roadless Area

By: Brooks, Paul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1951119


First edition. Very good in good jacket. Owner bookplate on half-title page, jacket price clipped, jacket toned, jacket edges rubbed with some loss along top edge. 1964 Hard Cover. xiii, 259, [1] pp. 8vo. The thirty-third book to win the John Burroughs Medal for excellence in natural history. The adventures of a man and wife in the American wilderness and other remote places, from the Alaskan tundra to the game reserves of East Africa. View more info

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Mountains in the Desert: Exploration and Adventure in the Tefedest Range of the Central Sahara

By: Carl, Louis; Petit, Joseph; Coche, Raymond (Preface)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1768505


First edition. Includes original jacket. Portion of removed bookplate affixed to front endpaper, jacket rubbed. 1954 Hard Cover. 318 pp. 8vo. An account of an expedition across the Sahara in search of prehistoric drawings discovered twenty years earlier by French archaeologists. View more info

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The Tomb of Tutankhamen

By: Carter, Howard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200490


First edition. Pages toned.Jacket toned. 1972 Hard Cover. 236 pp. The leader of the excavation offers a firsthand description of the remarkable events surrounding the 1922 discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt's Valley of Kings and of the unique and priceless treasures that were found there. Howard Carter did not live long enough to write further about his finds, and The Tomb of Tutankhamen stands as his only record of the extraordinary discovery. Abridged from the or... View more info

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The Heart of the Ngoni: Heroes of the African Kingdom of Segu

By: Courlander, Harold; Sako, Ousmane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Crown: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202562


First edition. Page ridges lightly foxed.Jacket lightly toned. 1982 Hard Cover. vii, 178 pp. The heroic legends decribed here, re-create the events and annals of the kingdom of Segu and of the Bambara tribe that formed a series of important city-states along the Niger River during the 17th century. The deeds of kings, the exploits of warriors, the sorcery of magicians, and battles against invaders are among the subjects addressed. The stories, transmitted orally, were na... View more info

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Africa on the Cheap

By: Crowther, Geoff

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Lonely Planet: 1980

Seller ID: 2119146


Spine lightly creased, wrappers faded. 1980 Trade Paperback. A travel-guide for affordable vacations to Africa. Includes information on visiting each country, with hotel recommendations and more. View more info

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Morocco: Its People and Places

By: De Amicis, Edmondo; Rollin-Tilton, C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1882

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2150497


First edition. A bit musty, ink name & date partially crossed out on front flyleaf. 1882 Hard Cover. v, 374, [2] pp. 8vo. A 19th century overview of Morocco and its citizens, with illustrations throughout text. View more info

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Egypt: Civilization in the Sands

By: de Flers, Pauline; de Flers, Philippe

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Konemann: 2000

Seller ID: 2201187


Near fine.Near Fine. 2000 Large Hardcover. 238 pp. The first part of the book takes us on a tour of the range of oases that stretches from north to south; remote and mythical Siwa, watching over the temple of the oracle consulted by Alexander the Great; black Baharya, rich from the gold of its mummies; white Farafra, a checkerboard of canals and green fields on the border of the ghostly White Desert; ancient Dakhla, gateway to the desert, seat of the government of the 6t... View more info

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Sahara: The Extraordinary History of the World's Largest Desert

By: de Villiers, Marq; Hirtle, Sheila

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Walker & Company: 2002

Seller ID: 2201193


General light wear. 2002 Trade Paperback. 326 pp. In the parched and seemingly lifeless heart of the Sahara desert, earthworms find enough moisture to survive. Four major mountain ranges interrupt the flow of dunes and gravel plains, and at certain times waterfalls cascade from their peaks. Even the sand amazes: massive dunes can appear almost overnight, and be gone just as quickly. We think we know the Sahara, the largest and most austere desert on Earth--yet it is full... View more info

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Out of Africa

By: Dinesen, Isak

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1992

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2198850


Near fine.Near Fine. 1992 Hard Cover. xiii, 399 pp. With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.In this book, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: ... View more info

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Out of Africa

By: Dinesen, Isak [von Blixen-Finecke, Karen]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Random House: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202553


First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine lightly rubbed, ink name stamp on front endpaper. 1938 Hard Cover. ix, 389 pp. 8vo. With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya. View more info

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Out of Africa (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 23)

By: Dinesen, Isak [von Blixen-Finecke, Karen]; Kielty, Bernardine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1952

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266385


Early printing (binding style 10), still includes Kielty introduction which was removed in later printings. Ink stamp on front endpaper and jacket flap, ink name on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with two small tears. 1952 Hard Cover. xiv, [2], 389, [3] pp. 8vo. Introduction by Bernardine Kielty. With a serene and classic simplicity Isak Dinesen tells of life on a plantation in Kenya. By the magic of her prose and her supreme gift as a story-teller she reveals the A... View more info

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The Country of the Dwarfs

By: Du Chaillu, Paul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York: 1876

Seller ID: 1670858


Binding repaired, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1876 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 314 pp., [4] publisher catalog. Green cloth, gilt titles & decoration. Numerous engravings. An account of the author's travels in Africa, by which he encountered the peoples we now refer to as pygmies. Du Chaillu became famous as the first European to confirm their existence, and also that of African gorillas. View more info

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Wild Life Under the Equator. Narrated for Young People.

By: Du Chaillu, Paul

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers: 1868

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2174951


1872 printing. Boards faded, some wear to corners. 1868 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 231, 6 pp. 8vo. Engraved illustrations throughout. Tales of African adventures, written for young readers. View more info

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Chronicles of an African Trip

By: Eastman, George

Price: $30.00

Publisher: John P. Smith Company, Inc.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201377


First edition. Lightly rubbed and toned, faint stain on front flyleaf. 1927 Hard Cover. 87 pp., plus numerous unpaginated full-page photographs. Original beige cloth spine over paper covered boards, paper title label. The following letters chronicle the adventures of a party -- consisting of Daniel E. Pomeroy, of New York, Dr. Audley D. Stewart, of Rochester, and the writer -- which left New York on the 13th of March, 1926. Stewart and Eastman returned to Rochester on th... View more info

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Chronicles of an African Trip

By: Eastman, George

Price: $30.00

Publisher: John P. Smith Company, Inc.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201378


First edition. 1927 Hard Cover. 87 pp., plus numerous unpaginated full-page photographs. Original beige cloth spine over paper covered boards, paper title label. The following letters chronicle the adventures of a party -- consisting of Daniel E. Pomeroy, of New York, Dr. Audley D. Stewart, of Rochester, and the writer -- which left New York on the 13th of March, 1926. Stewart and Eastman returned to Rochester on the 24th of October, 1926. George Eastman (July 12, 1854 -... View more info

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Chronicles of a Second African Trip

By: Eastman, George; Cameron, Kenneth M.; Mandala, Elias

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201442


First edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. 1987 Hard Cover. xxv, 89 pp. A follow-up volume to Eastman's popular account of an African safari, compiled from a collection of letters related to his second trip to Africa in 1928. Foreword by Elias Mandala, introduction by Kenneth M. Cameron. Illustrated with photographs by Eastman and fellow adventurer Martin Johnson. George Eastman (July 12, 1854 - March 14, 1932) founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film,... View more info

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Chronicles of a Second African Trip

By: Eastman, George; Cameron, Kenneth M.; Mandala, Elias

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203611


First edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. University of Rochester bookplate on front flyleaf reads 'In Celebration of Janis F. and James S. Gleason upon Receiving the Outstanding Philanthropist Award, National Philanthropy Day, November 18, 2003'. 1987 Hard Cover. xxv, 89 pp. A follow-up volume to Eastman's popular account of an African safari, compiled from a collection of letters related to his second trip to Africa in 1928. Foreword by Elias Mandala, introduction ... View more info

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Umbundu: Folk Tales from Angola

By: Ennis, Merlin; Lord, Albert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1962

Seller ID: 2203603


Very GoodJacket rubbed, quarter-inch chip to top edge of jacket front. 1962 Hard Cover. xxix, 316 pp. In the middle of the wild bush country of West Africa live the Ovimbundu of Angola. For generations the transmission of their culture has been by word-of-mouth through the art of tribal storytellers. Now for the first time an American who lived among them for almost 40 years has translated and written down these tales and legends from the Umbundu, without altering their ... View more info

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In the Shadow of Man

By: Goodall, Jane; Wrangham, Richard

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2261800


Ink note on half-title page. 2000 Trade Paperback. xxx, 302 pp. World-renowned primatologist, conservationist, and humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodall’s account of her life among the wild chimpanzees of Gombe is one of the most enthralling stories of animal behavior ever written. Her adventure began when the famous anthropologist Dr. Louis Leakey suggested that a long-term study of chimpanzees in the wild might shed light on the behavior of our closest living relatives. Acco... View more info

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Africa Dances: A Book About West African Negroes

By: Gorer, Geoffrey

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202785


First edition. No jacket, boards and pages toned, page ridges lightly foxed. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 337 pp. [viii] Includes black-and-white photographs. Originally published in 1935, Africa Dances takes the reader on an odyssey across West Africa, in the company of one of the great black ballet stars of 1930s Paris (Feral Benga). It's a devastating critique of colonial rule, which is shown to be destroying African society while... View more info

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Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands

By: Hartley, Aidan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 2004

Seller ID: 2200420


Wrappers rubbed, ink name on front endpaper, pages toned. 2004 Trade Paperback. 479 pp. Hartley, an acclaimed frontline reporter who covered the atrocities of 1990s Africa, embarks on a journey to unlock the mysteries and secrets of his own family's 150-year-colonial legacy in Africa. A beautiful, sometimes harrowing memoir of intrepid young men cut down in their prime, of forbidden love and its fatal consequences, and of family and history. and the collision of culture... View more info

Image for The Achievements of Stanley and Other African Explorers. Comprising All the Late and Really Great Achievements Won in the Exploration of the Vast Unknown Region of Equatorial Africa; Chief among which Are the Finding of the Lost Livingstone by Stanley, the Explorations of the Great Lakes, the Wonderful Experiences of Sir Samuel W. Baker, in his Remarkable Expedition, with a Small Army, under Royal Authority, to the Central Lake Region by Way of the Nile; the Discoveries of Lieut. Cameron in His Memorable, Overland Journey across the Entire Continent from East to West; and the Crowning Triumph of All, Won by the Daring and Intrepid Stanley, in Facing a Thousand Perils by Savages, Cataracts, Disease, Wild Beasts, and Starvation, but by an Almost Superhuman Heroism, Forcing His Way Down the Dark River 2500 Miles, and Solving the Great Mystery by Proving Livingstone's Lualaba Verily the Headwaters of the Mighty Congo. And thus Opening a Grand Highway from the West Coast...

The Achievements of Stanley and Other African Explorers. Comprising All the Late and Really Great Achievements Won in the Exploration of the Vast Unknown Region of Equatorial Africa; Chief among which Are the Finding of the Lost Livingstone by Stanley, the Explorations of the Great Lakes, the Wonderful Experiences of Sir Samuel W. Baker, in his Remarkable Expedition, with a Small Army, under Royal Authority, to the Central Lake Region by Way of the Nile; the Discoveries of Lieut. Cameron in His Memorable, Overland Journey across the Entire Continent from East to West; and the Crowning Triumph of All, Won by the Daring and Intrepid Stanley, in Facing a Thousand Perils by Savages, Cataracts, Disease, Wild Beasts, and Starvation, but by an Almost Superhuman Heroism, Forcing His Way Down the Dark River 2500 Miles, and Solving the Great Mystery by Proving Livingstone's Lualaba Verily the Headwaters of the Mighty Congo. And thus Opening a Grand Highway from the West Coast...

By: Headley, J.T.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Hubbard Bros.: 1878

Seller ID: 2207595


Fold-out map included. 2 inch split to spine along rear joint, front hinge just beginning to weaken, corners a bit rubbed, 1 inch chip from top corner of front flyleaf. 1878 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 605 pp. 8vo. Includes frontispiece of Henry M. Stanley and dozens of illustrations throughout text. Fold-out map follows text, showing routes of Stanley, Cameron, and Livingstone. An account of various exploratory expeditions through equatoria... View more info

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African Calliope: A Journey to the Sudan

By: Hoagland, Edward

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Random House: 1979

Seller ID: 2203669


Ink note to front endpaper, small stain to top page ridge.Jacket toned. 1979 Hard Cover. xii, 239 pp. An acclaimed travel and nature writer recounts his experiences during four months in the Sudan, sharing his keen responses to the land itself and to the grinding poverty of the tiny towns.Keywords: EDWARD HOAGLAND AFRICAN CALLIOPE JOURNEY TO SUDAN ADVENTURE AFRICA TRAVEL BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY View more info

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I Married Adventure: The Life and Adventures of Martin and Osa Johnson

By: Johnson, Osa

Price: $95.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1940

Seller ID: 1805885


Orange cloth spine over boards, not zebra-striped cover. Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss, ink stamp on title page. 1940 Hard Cover. 376 pp. 8 5/8 x 6. 83 illustrations, including photographs featuring George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak, American author Jack London, and film star Charlie Chaplin. A documentary travelogue of the adventures of Martin and Osa Johnson, primarily in Africa and the South Seas. View more info

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Travels in West Africa

By: Kingsley, Mary H.; Huxley, Elspeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 1976

Seller ID: 2266470


Includes publisher's slipcase. Spine lightly toned, tape repair to bottom slipcase seam. 1976 Hard Cover. 276, [4] pp. Black-and-white photographs. Edited and introduced by Elspeth Huxley. In 1893, defying every convention of Victorian womanhood, Mary Kingsley set off alone for West Africa to collect botanical specimens. Unaccompanied except for native guides, she plunged boldly into forbidding jungles, often the first European—and almost always the first white woman... View more info

Hunter's Choice : True Stories of African Adventure

By: Lake, Alexander

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1659141


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket rubbed with small chip from spine base. 1954 Hard Cover. 254 pp. True stories from a legendary big-game hunter. View more info

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African Laughter: Four Visits to Zimbabwe

By: Lessing, Doris

Price: $12.50

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1992

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2202694


First U.S. edition. Page ridges toned and foxed.Jacket lightly toned. 1992 Hard Cover. xii, 442 pp. In this portrait of Doris Lessing's homeland, the author recounts the visits she made to Zimbabwe in 1982, 1988, 1989 and 1992, after being banned from the old Southern Rhodesia for 25 years for her political views and opposition to the minority white Government. The visits constitute a journey to the heart of a country whose history, landscape, people and spirit are evok... View more info

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Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast, Thence Across the Continent, Down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean.

By: Livingstone, David

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers: 1858

Seller ID: 2020907


All maps and engravings included. Minor loss from spine head, ink owner stamp on front endpaper, front & end matter a bit foxed. 1858 Hard Cover. xxiv, 732 pp. 4-page terminal publisher ad. 8vo. Original brown blind-stamped boards, gilt titles, two fold-out map follows text, single fold-out map in text, engravings throughout text (including a tsetse fly on the title page, included because Livingstone discovered it, and linked it to the spread of disease in cattle). One o... View more info

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Under the Neem Tree

By: Lowerre, Susan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Permanent Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202543


First edition. Page ridges foxed, pages lightly toned.Jacket lightly foxed. 1991 Hard Cover. ix, 255 pp. On the adjustment of a Peace Corps worker in northern Senegal....the story of a young American woman who finds herself in a desolate scrap of Moslem Africa--a Pulaar village along the river which marks the border between Senegal and Mauretenia. It is a stark reality she is totally unprepared for, with a job she is equally ill-quipped to handle: to teach the Senegalese... View more info