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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

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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

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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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Stanley: The Making of an African Explorer

By: McLynn, Frank

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Scarborough House: 1990

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 010335

ISBN: 0812840089

Condition: New


Sir Henry Morton Stanley, is known popularly for his celebrated meeting with David Livingstone. But Stanley is by any reckoning a key figure in the history of the European penetration of the African continent. He was also a man of intriguing psychological complexity - a complexity which Frank McLynn seeks to understand. In this book, the author focuses on the years 1841-1877, the most dramatic and fascinating years of Stanley's long life.First American Edition. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. 8vo; 24.5 cm; 9.5 inches tall. 411 pages with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index. ... View more info

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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

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My Serengeti Years: The Memoirs of an African Games Warden

By: Turner, Myles

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1988

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010724

ISBN: 0393025764

Condition: Fine


Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. First Edition, First Printing. The deputy chief game warden of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park from 1956 to 1972 describes his years protecting the park and its wildlife from poachers and other dangers View more info

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A Voice from the Congo. Comprising Stories, Anecdotes, and Descriptive Notes

By: Ward, Herbert

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1910

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 011081

Condition: Very Good


A memoir of travel in the Congo by a notable explorer. Herbert Ward was a member of Henry Morton Stanley's Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, and one of the foremost artists of Central African life of the late-nineteenth century. First American Edition; Publisher's green cloth gilt, top edge gilt. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal shelf handling wear; bookplate of Evelyn Burch on the front pastedown; 8vo; 23 cm, 8.875 inches tall; xvi, [2], 330 pages: frontispiece, plates, portraits, index. Photographs and drawings by the author. REF: CCE, 6267; sh... View more info