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Image for <b> The Livingstone Touch </b><br>[Exploration - 19th Century Africa]

The Livingstone Touch
[Exploration - 19th Century Africa]

By: Birkinshaw, Philip

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa:, Purnell and Sons: 1973.

Edition: First Edition – First Printing.

Seller ID: 006686

ISBN: 0360001637

Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket.


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.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 . View more info

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Livingstone's Last Journey
[Exploration - 19th Century; East Africa]

By: Coupland, Reginald Sir

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York:, The Macmillan Company,: 1947.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008145


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. View more info

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An African Eldorado. The Belgian Congo.

By: Barns, T, Alexander

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd: 1926

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 011095

Condition: Very Good


Chapters include The Craterland of Kivu, Rail, Road and River Routes, Pygmies, Cannibals, African Apes; Much detailed information on Natural History and Anthropology. First Edition, First Printing. Publisher's red cloth. Frontispiece, 4 maps (3 of which are folding), plates, half-title, publisher's advertisements. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning, occasional foxing. Moderate shelf handling wear. 8vo; 22.5 cm, 9 in tall; 229 pages with index; 8-page publisher's advertisements. Ref: shakariconnection; JRI p127 View more info

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The Wonderland of the Eastern Congo. The Region of the Snow-Crowned Volcanoes the Pygmies the Giant Gorilla and the Okapi.

By: Barns, T. Alexander; Introduction by H. H. Johnson

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London & New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1922

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 011053

Condition: Very Good


The author explored the region above Lake Kivu and Ruwenzori in the Congo with good descriptions of the native peoples and nature and with some emphasis on gorillas, elephants, lions, entomology, cannibals and the volcanoes. The appendix lists the new species of butterflies and moths collected by the author and his wife who accompanied him. There is a chapter on okapi hunting. First Edition, First Printing. Publisher's pictorial cloth, top edge gilt. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Extremities bumped, scattered foxing, bookpl... View more info

Image for <b>Karte von dem Eigentlichen Africa und von Numidien<BR>  1756 German Map of North Africa from Tunisia to Sicily.</b>

Karte von dem Eigentlichen Africa und von Numidien
1756 German Map of North Africa from Tunisia to Sicily.

By: Baumgarten, Siegmund Jacob.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Germany:, Halle, Joham, Gebauer,: 1756.

Seller ID: 005595

Condition: Very Good


The map originally found in a German Text c1756. From a history by Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten, Samlung von Erleuterungsschriften und Zusätzen zur algemeinen Welthistorie published by Halle, Joham, Gebauer, and probably was to illustrate some part of Hannibal’s campaign. Folding map laid flat on foam board. Some toning. Folds nearly invisible. View more info

Image for <b>1756 German Map of North Africa from Strait of Gibraltar to Tunisia</b>

1756 German Map of North Africa from Strait of Gibraltar to Tunisia

By: Baumgarten, Siegmund Jacob. [The map originally found in a German Text c1756.]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Germany:, Halle, Joham, Gebauer,: 1756.

Seller ID: 005290

Condition: Measuring aprox. 14.75 inches by 9.75 inches.


From a history by Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten, Samlung von Erleuterungsschriften und Zusätzen zur algemeinen Welthistorie published by Halle, Joham, Gebauer, and probably was to illustrate some part of Hannibal’s campaign.The Heading: Das alte eigenthiche Africa und Numidienm, ungleichen Mauretania Caesariensis, oder das Reich der Massylier und Massaesylier anch dem Dr. Shaw. Translation: The old [virtually literal] Africa and Numidia unequal Mauretania Caesariensis Or the rich of Massylier and Massaeylier after Dr. Shaw Folding map laid flat on foam ... View more info

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African Odyssey: Travels in Tanzania

By: Bloomfield, Tania

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Canada:, Self published,: c2000

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008005


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal handling; Still Gift Quality. A lovely self-published photo journal of East Africa. View more info

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The Land of the Pigmies.

By: Burrows, Guy ; Introduction by Henry Morton Stanley

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, C. Arthur Pearson Limited: 1898

Seller ID: 011096

Condition: Very Good


In his introduction to this work, the Welsh explorer Henry Morton Stanley offers high praise of both the author and his writing: "With regard to this first literary effort of Captain Burrows I need say but little. Its title is a fascinating one and suggests the satisfaction of our legitimate curiosity respecting the little people whom the Emin Relief Expedition discovered in such numbers in the great forest traversed by the Aruwimi." Publisher's pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt. Frontispiece, plates, in-text illustrations, half-title. First Edition, First Printing. Bindings a... View more info

Image for ...<b>The African Giant. The Story of a Journey.</b>

...The African Giant. The Story of a Journey.

By: Cloete, Stuart

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston:, Houghton Mifflin,: 1955

Edition: Early printing of first American edition.

Seller ID: 004066


Brown cloth covered boards with darker brown titles and decorations. Decorated end-pages. Bindings tight and square, text clean, Minimal wear. Dust jacket with price of $5.95 in Mylar sleeve, has light wear with sun-fading to rear panel and closed tear lower front edge. View more info

Image for …<b>Out of Africa.</b><br>

Out of Africa.

By: Dinesen, Isak. [Karen Blixen] Introduction: Bernardine Kielty

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, The Modern Library,: 1952.<br>

Edition: Modern Library Number 23. <br>

Seller ID: 005239

Condition: 7.25 inches tall. 389 pages.<br>


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 n... View more info

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Seven Horizons

By: Finger, Charles J.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Garden City, New York:, Doubleday, Doran, & Company,: 1930.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008284


A "literary adventure-biography" relating world travels and the author’s life. Finger was part of the literary circle that included Bernard Shaw, Cunningham Grahame and their group of young social philosophers. Before beginning an adventure in Patagonia and Africa. The epitaph on Finger's gravestone is "This voyage done, set sail and steer once more to further landfall on some nobler shore."Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear, mild fading to the spine, edges rubbed with no breaks in the cloth. Green buckram with printed color paper... View more info

Image for ...<b>Back to the Congo.</b>

...Back to the Congo.

By: Lieve, Joris

Price: $10.00

Publisher: USA:, Atheneum: 1992

Seller ID: 005066


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. The niece of a missionary in Africa recounts her travels in the Belgian Congo, capturing the remnants of Zaire's colonial past, the mission station where her uncle worked, the white expatriate community, and the realities of modern Zaire. View more info

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Penny Goes to Rhodesia

By: Milligan, Elsie

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London:, Pickering & Inglis,: 1968.<br>

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing.

Seller ID: 009046

Condition: Very Good


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Dust Jacket is price-clipped and in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has moderate shelf wear with small loss front corner. >Third book in the series View more info

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The Vultures of Africa

By: Mundy, Peter; Butchart, Duncan; Ledger, John; Piper, Steven

Price: $165.00

Publisher: South Africa, Acorn Books; R. Friedman Books in association with the Vulture Study Group: 1992

Inscription: Signed by the author Steven Piper.

Seller ID: 010296

ISBN: 1874802033

Condition: Fine


Documenting all eleven species of African vultures in detail.Signed by the author Steven Piper. 4to; 11.5 inches; 464 pages; Illustrated with 60 color plates; 11 are full-page paintings after watercolors by Duncan Butchart, numerous fine color photographs, 33 pencil sketches of vultures, 31 text-figures (graphs, diagrams, charts), 21 maps. Publisher's original cream-white cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, color pictorial dust jacket. Fine in a fine Dust Jacket. Gift Quality. View more info

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The Masque of Africa: Glimpses of African Belief

By: Naipaul, V.S.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2010

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010669

ISBN: 0307270734

Condition: New


Like all of V. S. Naipaul's "travel" books, The Masque of Africa encompasses a much larger narrative and purpose: to judge the effects of belief (in indigenous animisms, the foreign religions of Christianity and Islam, the cults of leaders and mythical history) upon the progress of civilization.First American Printing. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. - View more info

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Scramble for Africa

By: Pakenham, Thomas

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Time Warner Books: 1992

Seller ID: 010342

ISBN: 0349104492

Condition: New


In 1880 the continent of Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans. Less than thirty years later, only Liberia and Ethiopia remained unconquered by them. The rest - 10 million square miles with 110 million bewildered new subjects - had been carved up by five European powers (and one extraordinary individual) in the name of Commerce, Christianity, 'Civilization' and Conquest. The Scramble for Africa is the first full-scale study of that extraordinary episode in history. [AZ] No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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

Livingstone’s Lake. The Drama of Nyasa Africa’s Inland Sea.
[19th Century Exploration, East Africa]

By: Ransford, Oliver

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York:, Thomas Y. Crowell Company,: 1967.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing. [American]

Seller ID: 008141


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. View more info

Image for …<b>Through Central Africa for the Bible A Four Thousand Mile Motor Tour.</b>

Through Central Africa for the Bible A Four Thousand Mile Motor Tour.

By: Roome, William John Waterman.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York: [Printed in Great Britain], Fleming H. Revell Co.: 1929

Seller ID: 005455


A vivid and entertaining narrative of the “Lingua” – the British and Foreign Bible Society’s motor-car that toured East and Central Africa. – From the Dust jacket. Some topics: Pygmies in native forests; The wild Azande in the Northeastern Congo; the Sudan; Gombari; Kampala…. Light brown boards with titles and Africa map in red and black. Bindings square and tight. Text clean. Light shelf handing. Dust jacket has small loss spine tips and minor fading to spine in a Mylar protective sleeve. View more info

Image for <b>  Afrika. Vol 1 Vom Mittelmeer zum Aequator. Vol 2.: Vom Aequator zum Kap der Guten Hoffnung</b>

Afrika. Vol 1 Vom Mittelmeer zum Aequator. Vol 2.: Vom Aequator zum Kap der Guten Hoffnung

By: Schulthess, Emil

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Switzerland:, Manesse Verlag,: 1958.<br>

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008142


Two volumes complete. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Plastic dust jackets have toned and have minor chipping due to age. Text in German. View more info

Image for <b> Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile </b><br>[Africa Exploration]

Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile
[Africa Exploration]

By: Speke, John Hanning

Price: $265.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers Publishers: 1864

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010281

Condition: Very Good


African exploration classic. First US Edition. Hardcover; 9.5 inches, 24 cm tall; 590 pages + foldout map & publishers advertisements. Bound in publisher's pebbled cloth with gilt lettering and adornment on the spine. From the title page, it includes "map and portraits and numerous illustrations", some of which retain their tissue guards are chiefly from Captain Grant's drawings. This volume is the account of the 1860-1862 expedition sponsored by the Royal Geographic Society during which John Speke, Captain H. M. Indian Army, confirms his assertions that Lake Victoria (Victoria Nyanza)... View more info