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1 ADAMSON, JOY Forever Free.
New York Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962 Hard Cover Good in Fair dust jacket 
179 pages, 24 platees, map, cloth, frayed dust jacket, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. The third and final volume of this beloved story. From Wikipedia: "Friederike Victoria "Joy" Adamson (née Gessner; [1] 20 January 1910 – 3 January 1980) was a naturalist, artist and author. Her book, Born Free, describes her experiences raising a lion cub named Elsa. Born Free was printed in several languages, and made into an Academy Award-winning movie of the same name. In 1977, she was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art. ~Joy Adamson is best known for her conservation efforts associated with Elsa the Lioness. In 1956, Joy's third husband, George Adamson, in the course of his job as game warden of the Northern Frontier District in Kenya, shot and killed a lioness as she charged him and another warden. George later realized the lioness was just protecting her cubs, which were found nearby in a rocky crevice. Taking them home, Joy and George found it difficult to care for the all the cubs' needs. The two largest cubs, named "Big One" and "Lustica", were passed on to be cared for by a zoo in Rotterdam, and the smallest, "Elsa", was raised by the couple. After some time living together, the Adamsons decided to set Elsa free rather than send her to a zoo, and spent many months training her to hunt and survive on her own. They were in the end successful, and Elsa became the first lioness successfully released back into the wild, the first to have contact after release, and the first known released lion to have a litter of cubs. The Adamsons kept their distance from the cubs, getting close enough only to photograph them. In January 1961, Elsa died from disease resulting from a tick bite. Her three young cubs became a nuisance, killing the livestock of local farmers. The Adamsons, who feared the farmers might kill the cubs, were able to eventually capture them and transport them to neighboring Tanganyika Territory, where they were promised a home at Serengeti National Park. In The Story of Elsa, a compilation of the books about Elsa, Joy Adamson wrote: "My heart was with them wherever they were. But it was also with these two lions here in front of us; and as I watched this beautiful pair, I realized how all the characteristics of our cubs were inherent in them. Indeed, in every lion I saw during our searches I recognized the intrinsic nature of Elsa, Jespah, Gopa and Little Elsa, the spirit of all the magnificent lions in Africa". Using her own notes and George's journals, Joy wrote Born Free to tell the lion's tale. She submitted it to a number of publishers before it was bought by Harvill Press, part of HarperCollins. Published in 1960, it became a bestseller, spending 13 weeks at the top of The New York Times Best Seller list and nearly a year on the chart overall. [4] The success of the book was due to both the story of Elsa and the dozens of photographs of her. Readers had pictures of many of the events of Elsa's life leading up to her release. Subsequent books were also heavily illustrated. Born Free received largely favorable reviews from critics. Adamson worked closely with publishers to promote the book, which contributed to the Adamsons' new-found international celebrity. She spent the rest of her life raising money for wildlife, thanks to the popularity of Born Free. The book was followed by Living Free, which is about Elsa as a mother to her cubs, and Forever Free, which tells of the release of the cubs Jespah, Gopa and Little Elsa. Adamson shared book proceeds with various conservation projects." ; Ex-Library 
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2 ALEXANDER, Major-General H.T. (Henry Templar) African tightrope. My two years as Nkrumah's Chief of Staff.
London Pall Mall Press 1965 Hard Cover 
152 pages, 2 plates, cloth, dust jacket, 1st edition, inscription on front endpaper by former owner else very good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Ansorge, W. J. [William John] Under the African Sun; : a Description of Native Races in Uganda, Sporting Adventures and Other Experiences.
New York Longmans, Green & Company 1899 Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
Xii, 355, [1] pages, many plates (two in color) , many text illustrations, cloth, main body of work has completely pulled away from binding, many pages loose, binding in good condition, can be recased, ex-library with usual library markings. From the foreword: "In the Appendix, Mr. Ernst Hartert, Director of the Tring Museum, has given an interesting account of my collection of African birds, and his description of rarities and novelties forms an important contribution to science. The Honourable Walter Rothschild has kindly contributed to ch. Xxii, a description of some new species of African lepidoptera. In the same chapter some valuable hints to collectors will be found in an extract from a letter from Dr. Karl Jordan. Mr. W. E. De Winton, F. Z. S. , the authority on 'Small Mammals' at the South Kensington Museum, has courteously added to ch. Xx, a scientific list of those captured by me." ; Ex-Library 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 BAKER, SAMUEL W. Ismalia: A Narrative Of The Expedition To Central Africa For The Suppression Of The Slave Trade.
New York Harper & Brothers 1875 Hard Cover Good 
512 pages, 50 plates, 1 folding map, 1 text map, 1 plan, tables, pictorial cloth, new cloth back-strip, some shelf wear, text and plates fine. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Sir Samuel White Baker, 1821-93, English explorer in Africa. He explored the Nile tributaries in Ethiopia in 1861-62. Going up the Nile from Cairo, he reached Gondokoro in 1863. He continued his journey southward in spite of the opposition of Arab slave traders and visited Lake Albert (Albert Nyanza) on Mar. 14, 1864. In 1869, with the authority of the khedive of Egypt, he returned to the region and, creating an administration in the Lado Enclave, he suppressed the slave trade and opened up the lake areas to commerce. 
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5 BARKOW, BEN, ROY-CHAUNDHURI, SHUNIL and, VARLEY, HELEN editors African History on File. The Diagram Group.
New York Facts On File, 1994 0816029105 / 9780816029105 Hard Cover 
Circa 150 leaves (i.e. 300 pages), circa 1000 maps, in sturdy 3-ring binder as issued, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 8-1/2 by 11 inches. This massive resource provides over 500 reproducible maps, charts, timelines, and drawings on Africa's history, culture, geography, and political divisions. The volume's ten sections cover prehistory, ancient Egypt, five geographical regions, exploration and colonialism, trade routes, and 20th-century Africa including current civil wars in Somalia and Sudan. Contents are listed in handy matrix form to help students key chronological periods with related topics. Printed on heavy card stock, the high-contrast maps and graphics feature fine details and easy-to-read lettering especially designed for making clear photocopies. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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6 BODDY, JANICE Wombs and Alien Spirits: Women, Men, and the Zar Cult in Northern Sudan.
Madison, WI University of Wisconsin Press 1989 0299123146 / 9780299123147 Soft Cover 
399 pages, map, diagrams, pictorial wrappers, some underlining and margin notes by former owner otherwise very good. From the publisher, 'Based on nearly two years of ethnographic fieldwork in a Muslim village in northern Sudan, Wombs and Alien Spirits explores the Zar cult, the most widely practiced traditional healing cult in Africa. Adherents of the cult are usually women with marital or fertility problems, who are possessed by spirits very different from their own proscribed roles as mothers.' 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Brown, A. Samler and, Brown, G. Gordon The South and East African Year Book Guide. with Atlas and Diagrams. 1927 Edition. Thirty-Third Edition.
London Sampson Low, Marston & Company 1927 Hardcover Very Good 
[32 advertising], 923, [140 advertising] pages, 30 maps in color (most double-page) , cloth, very good. From the preface: "The editors desire to tender hearty thanks to the Government Officials, British and Portuguese, of the various States and Colonies dealt with in this book, for their unvarying courtesy, consideration and assistance, and to the many correspondents who have co-operated with them in the past. " FRN5-5; 923 pages 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Brown, Leslie. Africa, a Natural History.
New York Random House 1965 0394414497 / 9780394414492 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
299, [1] pages, well illustrated (many in color) , map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. 10 by 12.5 inches. From the DJ: Although Africa has long been famous for its wildlife and natural wonders, this is the first book that covers all the natural regions of this magnificent continent. 
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9 BULL, THEODORE editor Rhodesia: crisis of color.
Chicago Quadrangle Books, 1968 Hard Cover 
184 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Christopher, A. J. Southern Africa (Studies in Historical Geography)
Folkestone Wm Dawson & Sons 1976 0712906940 / 9780712906944 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
292 pages, illustrations, maps, cloth, very good. From the preface: Historical geography in southern Africa has suffered serious neglect int he present century. A recent survey (1972) of studies in Africa failed to refer to ay work produced south of the Zambezi River. This is all the more surprising when it is recalled that southern Africa has been the subject of inordinate debate and investigation for the past 15 years. ; 292 pages 
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11 COFFEY, THOMAS M. Lion by the Tail: the Story of the Italian-Ethiopian War.
New York Viking Press 1974 0670429651 / 9780670429653 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, 369 pages, 4 plates, map endpapers, cloth, DJ. A well documented account of the 1935-1936 war. From the DJ: LION BY THE TAIL is the gripping, complex and dismaying story of Benito Mussolini's 1935-1936 invasion of Ethiopia and the diplomatic duplicity which made it possible. Researched in London, Rome, Washington, and Addis Ababa, it both brings to life the full story of that brutal war and details the tragic failures of the larger diplomatic world." 
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12 COFFEY, THOMAS M. Lion by the Tail: the Story of the Italian-Ethiopian War.
New York Viking Press 1974 0670429651 / 9780670429653 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, 369 pages, 4 plates, map endpapers, cloth, DJ. Previous owner's name stamp inked out on half-title page, otherwise a very good copy in a slightly frayed price-clipped dust jacket. A well documented account of the 1935-1936 war. From the DJ: LION BY THE TAIL is the gripping, complex and dismaying story of Benito Mussolini's 1935-1936 invasion of Ethiopia and the diplomatic duplicity which made it possible. Researched in London, Rome, Washington, and Addis Ababa, it both brings to life the full story of that brutal war and details the tragic failures of the larger diplomatic world." 
Price: 18.00 USD
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13 DENG, FRANCIS M.; I. WILLIAM ZARTMAN editors Conflict Resolution in Africa.
Washington, DC, Brookings Institution, 1991 0815717970 / 9780815717973 Soft Cover 
418 pages, pictorial wrappers, very good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 DUNN, JOHN Editor West African States: failure and promise. A study in comparative politics.
Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1978 Soft Cover 
259 pages, maps, pictorial wrappers, ex-library with usual library markings else very good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 EVANS-PRITCHARD, E[DWARD] E[VAN] The Nuer: A Description Of The Modes Of Livelihood And Political Institutions Of A Nilotic People
New York Oxford University Press, 1969 Soft Cover Very Good 
271 pages, illustrations, map, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the publisher: First published in 1940, this study has become one of the classic works in social anthropology. The Nuer of the Southern Sudan are predominantly a pastoral people, and the first part of the book describes their life as herdsmen, fishermen, and gardeners. Their economic life is related into the absence of chieftainship and their democratic sentiment. The second part of the book describes this political system which lacks government and is without legal institutions. 
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16 FRANK, KATHERINE A Passage to Egypt: The Life of Lucie Duff Gordon.
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1994 0395546885 / 9780395546888 Hard Cover 
399 pages, 8 plates, map, chart, cloth, dj, inscription on front blank endpaper by former owner, otherwise very good. From the dj: In 1862 Lucie Duff Gordon reluctantly bid farewell to her life at the center of London society and sailed to Egypt, where she fell in love with the land and the culture. One hundred and twenty-six years later, Katherine Frank boarded a flight for Cairo in search of the woman whose Letters From Egypt enchanted British readers. A Passage to Egypt recounts the life of an extraordinary Victorian woman, and her biographer's pursuit of her. 
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17 GARDNER, BRIAN The quest for Timbuctoo.
New York Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968 Hard Cover 
212 pages, 6 plates, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. The European exploration in Central Africa. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Harding, William War in South Africa and the Dark Continent from Savagery to Civilization: the Strange Story of a Weird World from the Earliest Ages to the Present, Including the War with the Boers
Chicago H. J. Smith Publishing 1899 Hard Cover Good with no dust jacket 
528 pages, plates, maps, pictorial cloth, 6.5 by 10 inches, shelf wear, text very good. "Embracing the explorations and settlements, wars and conquests, peoples and governments, resources and produces, of this the least known, yet by nature endowed as the richest and most wonderful of continents, and a detailed history of the causes and events of the British-Boer War". "Embracing the explorations and settlements, wars and conquests, peoples and governments, resources and produces, of this the least known, yet by nature endowed as the richest and most wonderful of continents, and a detailed history of the causes and events of the British-Boer War". 
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19 Heminway, John No Man's Land. the Last of White Africa.
New York E. P. Dutton 1983 0525241965 / 9780525241966 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, [2], 298, [3] pages, text sketches, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Stated first edition. From the DJ: John Heminway, in this brilliantly evocative book, shows us white Africans today in all their eccentricity and variety: the last of the white hunters, burdened by a Technicolor myth they helped to create, the bush doctors who pay house calls by airplane; the documentary filmmakers; and the remaining gentlemen farmers who once cultivated the good life in the Happy Valley." ; Ex-Library; 20 X 20 X 20 inches; 298 pages 
Price: 24.00 USD
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20 Hempstone, Smith Africa - Angry Young Giant.
New York Frederick A. Praeger 1961 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
604 pages, cloth, DJ, very good. From the dust jacket: "Smith Hempstone is not the proverbial foreign correspondent rushing breathlessly from crisis to crisis, but rather the modern successor to the Victorian explorer - indefatigable, patient, careful, constantly alert, listening, watching, recording, traveling eternally, not by plane but by car, by truck, on foot, talking to the lowliest porters and to the members of the new African elite ensconced in the seats of the former viceroys, checking what he hears against available sources. He has written a remarkable book, combining the most painstaking research with a brilliant interviewing technique. " M1147; 604 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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