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Smuts, 2 Volume Set; Volume I, The Sanguine Years, 1870-1919; Volume II, The Fields of Force, 1919-1950

by Hancock, W.K. (William Keith)

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Cambridge; 1962-1968: Cambridge University Press. First Editions. Octavo. Volume I: The Sanguine Years, 1870-1919, half-title, 618(1) pages, portrait frontispiece, folded maps (some in color), facsimiles. Volume II: The Fields of Force, 1919-1950. Half-title, xiii, 590 pages. index. Sir Keith Hancock established the Smuts archive and began this major history which begins with his early history… Read more
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Textiles Africains

by Coquet, Michele

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(Paris, 1993): Adam Biro. Quarto. 159 pages, illustrated with 170 illustrations and of which 75 are in color and map. A beautifully designed book with dust jacket and a striking slipcase with design reproducing a bogolanfini printed cloth design. This work shows the sub-Saharan textile design at many levels. It includes cloths found in archaeological expeditions… Read more
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O Livro Dos Salmos: Divulu Dia Jisalamu

by Whithey, Herbert C.; Joao Ferreira D'almeida

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Published
1936
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Lisboa: Deposito Das Escrituras, 1936. Small Octavo. 234 pages. Inscribed by Edwin W. Smith, the Editorial Superintendent of the British and Foreign Bible Society, to the Rev. Herbert C. Withey who was the major translator into the Kimbundu language: With the Bible Society's thanks for his work on this translation of the Psalms. London, Jan. 18, 1937". … Read more
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The South African Question

by Schreiner, Olive

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Published
1899
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First Edition
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Chicago: Charles H. Sergel Company, 1899. First Edition. Small Octavo. 123 pages, (3)pp. publisher's ads. The author was a pioneer in addressing women's issues in South Africa, race relations as well as a pacifism that particularly saw the Boer War as an humane evil. A very good copy bound in olive green cloth lettered in gilt, spine… Read more
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Hunting the African Leopard, an Anthology, Foreword By Harry Tennison

by Rikhoff, Jim

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Published
1995
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Clinton, New Jersey: Amwell Press, 1995. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 1000 copies. The present copy is #445 and signed by the author. xxiv, 509 pages with a foreword By Harry Tennison, beautifully illustrated with original color plates and line drawings by Guy Coheleach.. Here are writings from F.C. Selous, Anthony Dyer, Henry M. Stanley, Elspeth Huxley, Jack O'Connor,… Read more
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Hunting the African Elephant; An Anthology. (Limited and signed)

by Rikhoff, Jim

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Published
1985
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Clinton, New Jersey: Amwell Press, 1985. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 1000 Copies, the present copy is #19 signed by the author Jim Rikhoff. xxiii, 688 pages. Foreword By Harry Tennison, original color plates and line drawings by Guy Coheleach. Articles by the finest writers on hunting in Africa. F.C. Selous "My First Elephant", Theodore Roosevelt "Elephant Hunting… Read more
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Clinton, NJ. (1981): Amwell Press. Limited Edition. Octavo. ) Limited to 1000 copies. The present copy is # 111 signed by Anthony Dyer who also wrote the foreword and by President of Amwell Press Jim Rikhoff. xxi, 312pp. (with Original Preface By C.R.S. Pitman) .illustrated with line drawings and color frontispiece by Bob Kuhn and… Read more
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Stanley and Livingston

by Kelsey, D.M.

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Chicago; (1918): Stanton and Van Vliet. Octavo. 310 pages. 100 illustrations. As this Chicago publisher succeeded the publishing house of Charles C. Thompson in 1917, they begin to publish books on Abraham Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson. They found there was a fascination about Henry M. Stanley's search and finding David Livingston. They separated as partners in… Read more
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London; nd(ca.1919-1920): Martin Secker/ Printed by the Chiswick Press. Octavo. 2nd impression. In two volumes. Part One, 1888 to 1900: 512pp. Begins with his travels, first to Greece, Rgypt, on to the Boar War. Spencer Part II, 1900 to 1914, 511 pages, index, begins with Death of Queen Victoria in 1901 and deals with Morocco,… Read more
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Paradise: the Journals and letters of Irma Stern

by Stern, Irma and Neville Dubow

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(Johannesburg, 1991): Chameleon Press. First Edition. Quarto. Signed by the editor Neville Dubow and limited to 500 copies(no limitation noted except by editor) The present copy is numbered #68. 112 pages. Index, bibliography, chronology of her life. Irma Stern (1894-1966) is acknowledged as a major painter and one of South Africa's most important pioneer artists. Since… Read more
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The Kaffrarian Rifles, 1976-1986 (limited Edition #22 of 100 copies) and Signed By the Author

by Coleman, Francis L.

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Published
1988
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East London, South Africa: Kaffrarian Rifles Association, 1988. First Edition. Large Octavo. Limited to only 100 copies signed by the author. The present copy is number 22. xxii, 327 pages, 24 pages of plates, illustrations, maps, portraits. Bibliographic references (pages 281-283) and index. The author traces the origin of the Kaffrarian Rifles Regiment to 1876… Read more
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Hunting Africa: Kenya; an Anthology; Foreword By Harry Tennison

by Rikhoff, Jim; Guy Coheleach

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Published
1992
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Clinton, NJ: Amwell Press, 1992. xxii, 636 pages; frontispiece, illustrations (some in color). Part of the African hunting heritage collection, signed by Jim Rikhoff, limited to 1000 copies. OCLC records copies only at the National Sporting Library, Yale and the University of Denver. Includes work by Col. Richard Meinherzhagen, Theodore Roosevelt, Elspeth Huxley; Beryl Markham, J.A.… Read more
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African Game Trails, an Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist

by Roosevelt, Theodore

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Published
1910
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. First Edition. Octavo. Portrait frontispiece, 583pp., with more than two hundred illustrations from photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and other members of the expedition, and from drawings by Philip R. Goodwin. Bound in green pictorial cloth depicting a heard of elephants under trees lettering gilt, spine lettering gilt, some rubbing to spine and edges.… Read more
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History of South Africa and the Boer=British War. Blood and Gold in Africa...

by Beck, Henry Houghton

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Philadelphia,k PA. (1900): Globe Bible Publishing Co. First Edition. Octavo. 505pp., Color folding frontispiece map..... The matchless drama of the dark continent from Pharaoh to "Oom Paul". The transvaal War and the final struggle between Britain and Boer over the gold of Ophir. A story of thrilling romance and adventure among wild beasts and wilder men, in search of… Read more
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New York: The MacMillan Co, 1948. First Edition. Octavo. 222pp. Translated by C.T. Campion. On the Edge of the Primeval Forest was first published in 1922. It was then published in the US in 1931 as The Forest Hospital at Lambarene. This edition is both stories combined. The books written by Schweitzer, including J,S. Bach were published and… Read more
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image of South Africa: The Cordoned Heart: Prepared for the Second Carnegie Inquiry Into Poverty and Development in Southern Africa. Essays by Twenty South African Photographers

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Capetown; (1986): The Gallery Press. First Edition. Quarto. xviii, 186 pages. Glossary,; Foreword By Bishop Desmond Tutu. List of Papers and Maps. Apartheid led to impoverishment of blacks in South Africa and the document has a foreword by Bishop Tutu which is an indictment in itself into the power of racism that not only was the… Read more
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Moments of Enchantment

by Patri, Angelo

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Published
1941
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New York: Duenewald Printing Corporation, 1941. Folio. 72p A relatively scarce item that was noted in the 1942 Educational News as "an outstanding anthology of artistic expression." These were pupils in the New York's junior high schools. The examples include more than watercolor but oil, charcoal, pen-and-ink drawing, pottery, sculpture, batik, music and literary compositions. Some made impacts… Read more
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The Congo and the Founding of Its Free State: a Story of Work and Exploration

by Stanley, Henry M.

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Published
1885
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London: Sampson, Low, Marsto, Searle & Rivington, 1885. First Edition. Octavo. In two volumes, 528, 483pp., 32 pages publisher's ads. A full account of Stanley's five years of prodigious industry in founding the Congo Free State and setting it on its feet for Leopold II of Belgium. Illustrated with over one hundred full-page and smaller illustrations, two large folding… Read more
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image of Excursions in Southern Africa, Including a History of the Cape Colony, an Account of the Native Tribes, Etc.

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London; 1850 and 1849: William Shoberl. First Edition. Octavo. In two volumes, engraved frontispieces and seven other illustrations Vol. 1; xxx, 359pp. contains a table of contents for volume one and a list of plates for both volumes, Vol. 2; iv table of contents, 456pp. A history of the Cape of Good Hope Colony, its inhabitants, religion beliefs,… Read more
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Who is the White Pasha

by Bright, John Meaburn; Charles George Gordon

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Published
1889
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First Edition
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London: James Nesbit, 1889. First Edition. 12mo. 232p. General Charles George Gordon, hero of China and martyr of the Sudan became a hero of evangelical Protestants especially since his enemies were Muslims. In this book the author "spoke in tones of the medieval millennialist in predicting the overthrow and conversion of Egypt, the restoration of the… Read more
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