Hardcover. London, Oxford University Press, 1st, 1963, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 188 pages, b&w photos. An account by a Kenya African of his experiences in detention camps in the 1950s. Foreword by Margery Perham. In a lightly worn dust jacket.
Hardcover. Chicago, A.C. McClurg, 1st, 1911, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 445 pages, b&w photos by the author. Front fly leaf with top corner clipped. Tan covers and spine have discoloration, fading, internally very good. Map on front end paper. No markings.
Hardcover. NY, Vantage Press, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 312 pages. B&w photos in center section. Frontispiece map. A Canadian professor returns to visit the Tanzania village in the Southern Highlands which he left 40 years ago. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Africana Publishing , 1st US, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 268 pages, b&w illustrations. In 1929 the author was awarded a Rhodes Trust Travelling Fellowship witha vague commission to study problems of race and colour. This book contains a section of her diary, essentially as she wrote it, devoted to Southern Africa including the Rhodesias and the Congo. She addressed a huge night time meeting of African workers called by Zulu union organizer, George Champion. In Bechuanaland she met the young and capable regent; in Basutoland she accompanied an Assistant Commissioner on a long trek on horseback into the interior. Thoroughly entertaining it also sets the scene for much of what was to follow in the subsequent history of the territories she visited. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Glasgow, Burns, 1st, 1962, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket. The author was a Catholic priest from Liverpool who was recuperating from several operations by sailing around Africa in 1960: his comments on the vovage and on the places where they stopped are very interesting. He chose to visit Africa because he thought it was the 'crossroads of the world' and 'possibly the place where the future of mankind will be decided.' He expresses strong anti-apartheid sentiments, describes visiting the site of the Sharpeville massacre, the pro-Nkrumah sentiment in Kenya, as well as discussions of the history and customs of Africa. Illustrated with photographs. 183 pages.
Hardcover. NY, G P Putnam's Sons, 1st, 1937, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth, 10 pages of b&w photos. The struggling New York/Massachusetts writer, lecturer, and young mother writes of her third venture into Africa in the 1930s. Spine cocked, clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, reprint, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 230 pages, in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Clean copy. An autobiography covering the first eleven years of the famed Nigerian poet and dramatist.
Hardcover. NY, John Lane Company, 1st, 1921, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth with faded gilt lettering. Written by Isaac Frederick Marcosson, an American magazine editor, on his travels through Africa and along the Congo. Complete with 48 illustrations including photographs, maps and frontispiece of King Albert. Newspaper photo of author pasted to inside front cover, otherwise a clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Simon and Schuster, 3rd pr., 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket, 223 pages. A young American's experience in a district school in Tanganyika and traveling in Rhodesia and South Africa as a member of the Peace Corps. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1st, 1916, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, gray cloth stamped with black lettering. 314 pages, frontis, plates from photos. A description of a stay of over a decade in Gaboon (French Congo), at various mail stations, with much on the missionary activities, schools, and the native peoples in the area including the Njem tribe in the Lomie district, about 400 miles inland from the coastal town of Kribi. This copy from a YMCA library with a stamp and an envelope on the front endpapers, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. NY, Clarkson N Potter, 1st, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Dr Michael Wood, cofounder of Kenya's Flying Doctor Service, brings a beautiful and troubled land into sharpe focus in his written account of forty years in Africa. More than 90 brilliant full-color photographs provide a vivid scenic background to this absorbing memoir. Flying from his base in nairobi to tribal lands of the Maasai, the Muslim villages on he coast, and the Ethiopian highlands, Wood established hospitals and conducted clinics, responding to medical emergencies throughout the area. He came to know the land and its peoples intimately. 223 pages, clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Doubleday, 1st, 1963, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket, 269 pages. Photos by Norton Brown, Chase's husband. Map of Africa on end pages. An amusing and informative account of their photo-safari in East Africa. Contains meetings with Louis Leakey, Joy Adamson, and Tom Mboya. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Chatto & Windus, reprint, 1961, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket. A classic account of settler life and experiences in the early days of Kenya, by one of Kenya's most prolific and readable authors. Inscription on front fly leaf, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New York , Harper and Brothers, 1st US, 1964, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 590 pages plus publisher's ads. Frontispiece portrait of Speke, 2 maps (one folding at rear of book). Rebound in brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Marbled edges. Clean and bright.
Hardcover. NY, Prentice-Hall , 1st, 1954, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 301 pages. Killer leopards, columns of ants devouring anything in their path, poison plants, awakening to find yourself in the jaws of a crocodile--wouldn't YOU like to visit the pigmies in the Congo? Author Putnam and husband ran a hospital amongst the pigmies. Endpapers map and B & W illustrations throughout; b/w photographs. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, John Day Company , 1st, 1946, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth covers. First edition of this work by the Nigerian novelist and nationalist350 pages, b&w illustrations. Introduction by Pearl S. Buck. Remnants of dust jacket laid in. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Boston, Little, Brown & Company, 1st, 1925, Book: Fair, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, maroon cloth with faded gilt lettering. 245 pages, b&w illustrations. Czech writer, Hans Coudenhove writes of a long stay in Nyasaland (now Malawi) and describes the African people, mongooses, monkeys, lions, ants, kites, ravens and snakes. So immersed in African culture is author Coudenhove that he had not slept in a bed, dined with a human, or seen any entertainment in decades of living there. Quoth he: I have not been in a theatre for twenty-eight years.and I have never seen any of the modern dances--'jazz' I think they are called. So this perspective might be considered unsullied by any 'modern' thinking, and it is pure African to the core--a unique perspective on the fauna of the continent Ex-lib with marking and residue to endpapers.
Hardcover. New York, Alfred Knopf, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 462 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, tight copy with minor wear to covers and edges. A modern classic of travel literature: "Ostensibly a quest for Mokele-mbembe, the Congo dinosaur , this story of travel through the jungles and swamp forests of the northern Congo is Tolstoyan in its depth, scope and range of characters, and as vivid as Nabokov in its image and detail. A portrait of a country, it is alive with natural history: eagles and parrots, hornbills and sunbirds, forest cobras and crocodiles, gorillas and elephants. A search for the meaning of sorcery, the purpose of religion (and a celebration of the comfort and mysteries of science), it is also an adventure told with great narrative force. Of course there is a darker side to the Congo, and that too is recorded here." Kazuo Ishiguro called this a "unique messy masterpiece."
Hardcover. London, Hutchinson, 1st, 1956, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a worn dust jacket, 190 pages, 5 b&w illustrations. A true account of the author's adventures as a young man prospecting for gold in Africa, and the region that he believes is the legendary Ophir, famous in Old Testament times for it's fine gold. Name on inside front cover otherwise clean.
Hardcover. NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 8th pr., 1928, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, orange cloth with gilt lettering, 294 pages. Illustrated with 66 photographs by the author, the famous explorer Martin Johnson, who later became the noted documentary filmmaker in Africa with his wife, Osa. A story of adventure and exploration in Africa, with much information about the extraordinary wildlife, including elephants, lions, rhinos, and gorillas. Fold-out map in rear. Minor edge wear, slight dust soiling, a bit of pitting to the cloth along spine edge. Inscription on first blank page otherwise clean.
Hardcover. NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1st US, 1954, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, decorative red cloth, 370 pages, no dust jacket, Abrahams was born in the slums of Johnannesburg and later moved to England. Autobiography of author's 22 years of struggle before he left South Africa. Name on front fly leaf, otherwise tight and clean copy.
Hardcover. Evanston IL, Northwestern University Press, 1959-1963, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Four hardcover volumes: Vol. 1, East Africa November 1889 to December 1890, 432 pages. Vol. 2, East Africa December 1890 to December 1891, 481 pages. Vol. 3, East Africa January 1892 to August 1892, 454 pages. Vol. 4, Nigeria 1894-5 and 1898, 444 pages. Black-and-white illustrations and maps; Bindings vary: Vols. 1, 3 and 4 are matching green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Vol. 2 is terra-cotta cloth with a black clorh spine. Previous owner'e signature in 1 and #. Otherwise clean and tight set.
Hardcover. NY, Prentice Hall, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Describes the author's experiences traveling through Africa, meeting and talking with warriors, activists, and poachers. 334 pages, clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, First Edition, 1961, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 221 pages. Hardcover. Brown cloth covers with gilt decoration to cover, gilt titles to spine. Full page, full color & bw illustrations throughout. Clean, unmarked text. A nice copy.
Hardcover. London, Peter Owen Publishers, 1st UK , 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 379 pages. 8 pages of b&w photographs. Gilt titles on spine. Edge wear to top edge of cover and dust jacket. Otherwise clean, tight copy.