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East Africa

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Travel, Geography & Exploration:Africa:East Africa

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…<b>Out of Africa.</b><br>, Dinesen, Isak. [Karen Blixen] Introduction: Bernardine Kielty
1 Dinesen, Isak. [Karen Blixen] Introduction: Bernardine Kielty Out of Africa.

New York: The Modern Library, 1952.
 Modern Library Number 23.
 Hardcover in Jacket.
 7.25 inches tall. 389 pages.
 
Out of Africa is a memoir by the Danish author Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke. The book, first published in 1937, recounts events of the seventeen years when Blixen made her home in Kenya, then called British East Africa.

The book is a lyrical meditation on Blixen’s life on her coffee plantation, as well as a tribute to some of the people who touched her life there. It provides a vivid snapshot of African colonial life in the last decades of the British Empire. Blixen wrote the book in English and then rewrote it in Danish. The book has sometimes been published under the author's pen name, Isak Dinesen.

Bindings square and tight. Text clean. Moderate handling wear. Dust jacket with the price of $1.50. Has light handling wear. Some minor toning. In a new protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 15.00 USD

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...<b> The Livingstone Touch </b>, [19th Century Africa] Birkinshaw, Philip
2 [19th Century Africa] Birkinshaw, Philip ... The Livingstone Touch
Cape Town, South Africa: Purnell and Sons 1973 0360001637 / 9780360001633 First Edition – First Printing. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

 Illustrated with B/W drawings and color map. 
No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling to dust jacket and inset map; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve.

Fold-out map drawn by Livingstone unique in that many place names are no longer used.

A selection of writings by David Livingstone selected to present a man who fell in love with Africa and did not condescend as many Europeans of the time did. -- 10.25 inches tall, 182 pages.

 
Price: 45.00 USD

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...<b> Livingstone’s Lake. The Drama of Nyasa Africa’s Inland Sea. </b><br>, [19th Century Exploration, East Africa] Ransford, Oliver
3 [19th Century Exploration, East Africa] Ransford, Oliver ... Livingstone’s Lake. The Drama of Nyasa Africa’s Inland Sea.

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1967.
 First Edition, First Printing. [American]
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 313 pages with bibliography and index.
 Illustrated with b/w photos, drawings and maps.
 
A history of the ".turbulent past of the whole East African area around the lake," David Livingstone called these waters "his lake of stars," Nyasaland, now Malawi, became in the 19th century the focus for brutal conflict between rival Bantu tribes, gold hungry Portuguese prospectors, and Arab slaves.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with sunning on edges. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has toning to white of rear panel; small loss corners and spine tips.
 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b> Living Free </b><br>, [Africa] Adamson, Joy; Huxley, Sir Julian - Introduction
4 [Africa] Adamson, Joy; Huxley, Sir Julian - Introduction ... Living Free

London: Reprint Society, 1963.
 Book Club Edition.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Illustrated with photographs.
 
Friederike Victoria "Joy" Adamson 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. Living Free continues the story.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket price-clipped is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve with wear at spine tips and top edge.

 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b>Cudahy-Massee-Milwaukee Museum African Expedition, 1928-29   </b><br>, [East Africa] S. A. Barrett; Ira Edwards; Owen J Gromme; Irving J Perkins; Milwaukee Public Museum.
5 [East Africa] S. A. Barrett; Ira Edwards; Owen J Gromme; Irving J Perkins; Milwaukee Public Museum. ...Cudahy-Massee-Milwaukee Museum African Expedition, 1928-29

London: Greenwood Press, 1970.
 Hardcover, no jacket as issued.
 illustrated with many b/w photos [100+]. 
The Cudahy-Massee Expedition was the brainchild of Milwaukee Public Museum director, Dr. Samuel A. Barrett. Barrett wished to broaden the museum’s collections and help foster understanding about life in, what was at the time, British East Africa.

The expedition traveled to British East Africa, which at the time (1928) consisted of the colonies of Kenya and Uganda and the Tanganyika protectorate (present day Tanzania) acquired from Germany after World War I.

The safari began in Nairobi Kenya then moved to the Mt. Kilimanjaro District, the Cherangani Hills in western Kenya, then to the northern frontier between Guaso, Kenya and the Nyria River in Abyssinia (present day Ethiopia). From there the expedition skirted the western foot of Mt. Kenya and the seven forks of the Tana River, then headed back to Nairobi before sailing up the Nile to Europe. In total, the Cudahy-Massee Expedition lasted a bit less than ten months.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Reprint edition. 589 pages, Originally published in 1930 - those copies very difficult to locate.
 
Price: 24.00 USD

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...<b> Livingstone's Last Journey </b><br>, [Exploration - 19th Century; East Africa] Coupland, Reginald Sir
6 [Exploration - 19th Century; East Africa] Coupland, Reginald Sir ... Livingstone's Last Journey

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover lacking jacket.
 Illustrated with 2 plates and 5 maps. Map endpages.
 
This book re-tells that story-from its happy confident start to its tragic ending in the wilderness of 'Darkest Africa'. had a mythic status, Livingstone touched the common man on many levels: Protestant missionary martyr, working-class rags to riches inspirational story, scientific investigator and explorer, imperial reformer, anti-slavery crusader, and advocate of Imperialism.

Sir Reginald Coupland, (1884-1952) was a prominent historian of the British Empire.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear.
 
Price: 29.95 USD

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