Hardcover. London, Fourth Estate, 2nd pr., 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 287 pages. A very clean, tight copy. Here is the true story of the strike that upset the diamond kings, and with it, a history of the world's most acclaimed diamonds, the process by which they are cut, smuggled and stolen, legends and superstitions, and of the shadowy hand of De Beers, for whom diamonds are forever.
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. NY, W. W. Norton & Company, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 320 pages. Extraordinary photographs, along with extensive captions, document the transition from a barely explored paradise to a modern nation.This stunning collection of 720 photographs, many of them drawn from family archives and scrapbooks and all carefully restored, is one of the most important visual records of Africa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries ever to have been published. The early photographers captured the beauty and dangerous allure of life on this spectacular frontier: the ceremonies and traditional attire of the native people, the fantastic machinery used in construction of the Uganda Railway, the gradual development of trade on the coast and in the country's interior, the hardships of the East African Campaign during World War I, and the pioneering spirit of early European settlers and farmers. Many of the most famous names and places connected with Africa appear in these pages, including Karen Blixen's farm and Ernest Hemingway and Theodore Roosevelt on safari.
Hardcover. Boston, Bradbury Soden & Co., 1st thus, 1844, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 336 pages, frontispiece engraving with tissue guard, extra engraved title page, several other full page engraved plates as well as text illustrations. Brown cloth with black leather spine stamped in gilt. Pages with tanning to edges, faint water stain to top corners of some pages, not affecting text or images. Covers show mottling, discoloration to foredges, front and rear. Interior clean, binding tight.
Hardcover. Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 152 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. As a photographer for Life and Fortune magazines, Margaret Bourke-White traveled to Russia in the 1930s, photographed the Nazi takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1938, and recorded the liberation of Buchenwald at the end of WWII. In 1949, Life sent her to South Africa to take photographs in a country that was becoming racially polarized by white minority rule. Life published two photo-essays highlighting Bourke-White's photographs, but much of her South African work remained unpublished until now. Here, these stunning photographs collected by Alex Lichtenstein and Rick Halpern offer an unparalleled visual record of white domination in South Africa during the early days of apartheid. In addition to these powerful and historically significant photographs, Lichtenstein and Halpern include two essays that explore Bourke-White's artistic and political formation and provide background material about the cultural, political, and economic circumstances that produced the rise and triumph of Afrikaner nationalism in South Africa. This richly illustrated book brings to light a large body of photography from a major American photographer and offers a compelling history of a reprehensible system of racial conflict and social control that Bourke-White took such pains to document.
Hardcover. Milan, 5 Continents, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 142 pages, b&w photographs taken by Muller. Illustrated boards, no dust jacket issued. A Passage to Congo is a collection of photographs taken by Doctor mile Muller (1891-1976) in the Congo provinces of the Kasa< and Katanga, territories of the Chokwe, Luba, Bashibushong and Basalampasu tribes. For these people, he was not the boss, but he who cured, who gave relief, who listened. He could move easily between the tribes without having to tackle the reticence that has denatured so many ethnic photographs. The privileged witnesses of esoteric ceremonies that are rarely photographed, his images are precious from an ethnographic and historical point of view, and reveal a fine aesthetic sense and profound humanity. Veritable living masks, as in the remarkable portraits of young Chokwe girls, astonishing initiation rites, scenes of divination, wild rhythmic dances responding to the beat of the large slotted drums, sculptural bodies decorated with tattoos and refined headgear recall the beauty and riches of these cultures, now lost in the modern world.
Softcover. UK, Cambridge University Press, Reprint, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 236 pages. Softcover. Binding tight. Some underlining in pencil on a few pages, otherwise clean inside. A touch of foxing to top edge. Wrapper in great shape. Looks great.
Softcover. London, C Hurst & Co, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 176 pages. An analysis of the background to the current crisis in Algeria, placing in perspective the threats to the state posed by Islamic fundamentalism and economic mismanagement. It looks at the role of the National Liberation Front (FLN), international relations, the economy, and more. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, 1st, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in an edgeworn dust jacket. Documents the revolt in the French army, anti-DeGaullists who existed to keep Algeria French. B&w illustrations.
Hardcover. New York , Negro Universities Press , reprint, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 328 pages, b&w illustrations. Brown cloth with gilt titles. Light edgewear to boards, else a clean, tight copy.