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Cabora Bassa & the Struggle for Southern Africa

By: Author, No

Price: $12.00

Publisher: World Council of Churches: 1969

Seller ID: 5341


32 pages + (8) contains photographs, references and maps, red covers with white lettering, some wear to corners and edges, pen mark in top right corner of front cover, some pages heavily underlined but does not affect readability, previous owner's names written on first page ; 32 pages View more info

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Charles George Gordon. A Sketch

By: Barnes, Reginal H.; Brown, Charles E.

Price: $99.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004074


This book is a hardcover, 7 1/2" by 5", 104 pages, plus several unnumbered preliminaries and 4 pages of facsimile letters before the title page; in fair condition. Cloth covers show rubbing at the corners, spine tip chipping. Interior hinges cracked, the 4 pages of facsimile letters are detached and the last fly is similarly cracking away from the binding at the gutter. There are old "Mercantile Library" stamps on the title page and a few other pages... View more info

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Limpopo

By: Battis, Walter

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Pretoria, J. L. Van Schaik,: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8287


128 pp. Black and white glossy dust jacket with photo of cracked earth. DJ is lightly worn in general, some rubbing at the front joints, dj spine tips rubbed and worn, bit of cracking and bending at top and bottom back but still good. Book covers are linen which is clean and unmarked. Interior has Battiss's signature on the copyright page, some pencil erasure on first blank, otherwise clean and unmarked. A nice and scarce signed copy of this beautiful exploration of t... View more info

The Archive of Aurelius Isidorus in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, and the University of Michigan (P.Cair.Isidor.)

By: Boak, Arthur E.R. And Youtie, Herbert Chayyim, Editors

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 002426


478 pp + 7 Plates. Many indexes, table of papyri. Most of the papyri published in this volume were unearthed at Karanis during the winter of 1923. In 1924, Boak was engaged by the University of Michigan to relax the papyri and begin work on their decipherment. Publication of 62 of the texts was undertaken over the years. These are re-edited here together with 87 previously unpublished papyri. The texts start in the late 290s and concern various transactions undert... View more info

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The Egyptian Sudan. VOLUME II

By: Budge, E.A. Wallis

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Darf Publishers Ltd: 1986

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 7136


VOLUME II ONLY. X, 618 pp. Bibliography of the Sudan. Index. Illustrated with plates, including some folding, text illustrations. Melon colored dust jacket is sunned at the spine, has some shelf soil at the fore-edges, but otherwise intact and good. Book itself has minor shelf soil, some small pencil notes to first blank, otherwise clean and unmarked, very nice copy. A high quality reprint of the 1907 first edition, plates and illustrations are sharp and clear. ; 8vo 8&... View more info

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An Ancient Egyptian Book of Hours (Pap. Brit. Mus. 10569)

By: Faulkner, Raymond O.

Price: $320.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Griffith Institute at the University Press: 1958

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 004293


xi + 41 pp + 60 plates. Frontis plate showing Papyrus 10569 Cols 14-16. Original dark oxblood cloth covers with black are clean, just a hint of wear at spine tips and board corners, back board very slightly bowed out. Interior front and last blank have some foxing, otherwise clean and fresh. First published as an article, this is the first appearance in stand-alone book form. An explanatory introduction , an English translation of the papyrus, a commentary, indexes and t... View more info

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Travels in Africa : performed by Silvester Meinrad Xavier Golberry in the western parts of that vast continent : containing various important discoveries : with a particular account of the situation, extent, towns, rivers, lakes, mines, minerals, fisherie 2 Volumes

By: Golbery, Silvester meinrad Xavier; Mudford, W., trans

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, Jones and Bumford,: 1808

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 7489


This is an extremely scarce set of Golbery’s extensive account of his travels in Africa inThe set is in fair antiquarian condition. It is a married set, with Vol. I slightly smaller than Vol. II, but the title pages and pagination are as they should be. Volume I has a folding plan of the Island of Goree at the frontis as well as a folding chart of the Senegal River. Vol. II has a frontis plate of an elephant, two plates of indigenous Africans (including one indicati... View more info

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The Prophet's Camel Bell Signed by Margaret Laurence

By: Laurence, Margaret

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Toronto, Mcclelland & Stewart: (1988)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9062


239 pp. Bibliography. Map at first page. Title page is missing but since this has the ISBN and no photos, I believe it is the 1988 McClelland reprint. Signed "Margaret Laurence" on the half title with owner's inscription below. Paper covers have some old "magic" tape strengthening the fore-edge and spine tips, general wear, covers have sand dunes in 3 different colors, interior is missing title page and is generally thumbed but otherwise good. Owner had ... View more info

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Opera. Reprint of the Strasbourg 1651 Edition

By: LULLUS, RAIMUNDUS.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Stuttgart-bad Cannstatt, Frommann-Holzboog: 1996

Seller ID: 7079


2 volumes. 45 + 1109 pp with unpaginated index at rear. English introduction, Latin text. Blue cloth boards. Both volumes are in very good condition with minimal external wear. Volume 2 has slight wear inside front cover. Both volumes are very clean with no interior marks. Very usable copies. ; X X View more info

Le Dernier Empire Africain. En Abyssinie. Relation D'un Voyage De La Mer Rouge Au Soudan

By: Norden, Hermann

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Paris, Payot: 1930

Seller ID: 001957


191 pp + (ii). Avec 28 photographies et une carte. In French. Original light blue paper wrappers with illustration to fc, spine is sunned/browned, edges ditto. Thin parchment paper dj is browned and has some chips and tears. Interior is clean and unmarked, some paper browning. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Francophone Culture And The Postcolonial Fascination With Ethnic Crimes And Colonial Aura

By: O'Riley, Michael F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lewiston, New York, Edwin Mellen Press: 2005

Seller ID: 002419


vi + 229 pp. Index, works cited. White cloth covers with red stripe, blue spine. Bit of shelf soil to covers, mostly clean and unmarked, interior has small mark to front end paper, otherwise clean and tight.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Origins of the Morocco Question

By: Parsons, F.V.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd: 1976

Seller ID: 6122


Xi + 663 pps. 7 appendices, bibliography, and index at rear. Red cloth boards. Book is ex-library with sticker on spine, usual interior marks, and pocket inside rear cover. Book is otherwise in good condition, clean with no other marks, ; Ex-Library; 700 pages View more info

Guide Du Tourisme Automobile et Aerien Au Sahara. 1936

By: Societe Anonyme Francaise Des Petroles Shell

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Alger, Shell: 1936

Seller ID: 003121


191 pp. Large folding map of the Sahara, illustrated with many sepia photographic plates and text maps. In French. Red leatherett with gilt with golden shell on the front cover. Joints are cracking, spine backstrip threatening to come away, corners bit rubbed, spine tips worn. Interior hinges cracking, general age to the paper but otherwise clean and unmarked. A beautiful little travel guide from one of the most dangerous and exotic of areas in the days before satell... View more info

Sechaba. Official Organ of the African National Congress South Africa. 1974 1975, Volume Eight, Nos. 1-12, Volume Nine, Nos 1-12

By: Various

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, African National Congress of South Africa: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001923


Volume Eight, Nos. 1-12 and Volume Nine, Nos 1-12, bound with original paper wraps into a very handsome dark green cloth book with bright gilt to the boards. No date. Minimal wear. Some aging to paper but clean and unmarked. Includes profiles of political prisoners Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Bram Fischer, Raymond Mhlaba, Ahmed Kathrada, Elias Motsoaledi, a tribute to Frelimo, obituary of Michael Harmel, stories on Miriam Makeba, Arafat, Joseph Morolo... View more info