Hardcover. New York, Random House, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 225 pages, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on half-title page. Minor dust jacket edge wear and spotting on top edge, otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Dodd, Mead & Company, 2nd pr., 1929, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth with gilt and black decoration, 321 pages. Illustrated with decorated endpapers (map) and vintage black and white photographs. Carl Than Akeley (1864-1926) was a taxidermist, naturalist and inventor was born near Clarendon, New York. Akeley would make five expeditions to Africa collecting specimens, first for the Field Museum in Chicago, and then for the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In 1911 he proposed to Henry Fairfield Osborn, president of the museum, a plan to present animal groups against painted backgrounds that would faithfully recreate the habitat which the animals lived. He had many adventures on the trips to Africa, including one where he was attacked by a leopard. Akeley died on his last expedition in his camp, near Mount Mikeno. This book is an account of Akeley's last expedition, and has a foreword by Henry Fairfield Osborn. The book is shaken and binding a little loose but holding, no loose pages. Previous owner's inscription on blank pelim page otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New York , Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1890, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 490 pages, green cloth covers with black and gilt decoration. Two gravure frontispieces (of author and Henry Stanley), 21 full-page plates plus text illustrations. Folding map and facsimile of letter in envelope in rear. There is a small chunk of cloth gone from top of spine and some scuffing of cloth on spine and rear cover, otherwise very good.
Hardcover. London, Gibbings and Co., 2nd Ed., 1896, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 341 pages. Hardcover with blue cloth covers with black and gilt design. An ex-library but aside from spine stickers and bookplate, a remarkably clean, tight copy. Doesn't appear to be a circulating copy. Tales of hunting throughout the world, but mostly in America, from snipe shooting to wolf coursing. Includes several fishing chapters; salmon in Japan, black and striped bass, grey mullet, brook trout and muskies, with a final chapter on artificial stocking of lakes and rivers.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, CA, Taschen, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 336 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. This book brings together Salgado's photos of Africa in three parts. The first concentrates on the southern part of the continent (Mozambique, Malawi, Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia), the second on the Great Lakes region (Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya), and the third on the Sub-Saharan region (Burkina Faso, Mali, Sudan, Somalia, Chad, Mauritania, Senegal, Ethiopia). Texts are provided by renowned Mozambique novelist Mia Couto, who describes how today's Africa reflects the effects of colonization as well as the consequences of economic, social, and environmental crises.
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. New York, Sirecox, 2nd pr., 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 243 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. Color photographs throughout. Illustrated with color photographs by Jose Luis Gonzalez Grande. Translation by Louis Bourne. Foreword by Sam K. Sebagereka, Minister for Tourism and Wildlife of Uganda. Preface by Luis Yanez-Barnuevo. A photographic safari of Uganda.
Hardcover. US, Ullmann Publishing, 1st, 2010-01-12, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Over a foot square, color photographs. 320 pages. Photographer Stefan Schutz spent many months traveling through Africa in an all-terrain vehicle. During that time he passed through a variety of countries, landscapes, and seasons, diverting from the beaten track in his search for something different. He often found it in the everyday life of villages, which he experienced at close quarters among large communities of men, women, children, and animals. The result is a fascinating collection of [contemporary] images that depict people and landscapes in a different way from anything we have seen before.