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A History of the Bemba : Political Growth and Change in North-Eastern Zambia Before 1900

By Roberts, Andrew D.

London: Longman Group, 1973. Trade Paperback. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. Name of former owner blacked out on half title page. 420 p. w/ maps, illus;, tables, appendices, bibliography, index. A scholarly study of the Bemba people of north eastern Zambia. Though he early history is based on oral traditions of Bemba, it is possible for the author to trace the growth of the Bemba from a small kingdom on the 17th c. to a much more powerful one in the 19th c., including a discussion of the writings of David Livingstone, the first white man to visit a Bemba king.

$35.00

Women and Slavery in Africa

By Robertson, Clair C. and Martin A. Klein, editors.

Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. x, 380 p. w/footnotes, chapter references, index. A collection of original papers on the various roles of women in African slavery, from theoretical analysis to case studies.

$40.00

The Kingdom of Kongo : Civil War and Transition 1641 - 1718

By Thornton, John K.

Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/No dust jacket issued. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Gilt titling on front cover and spine. Name of former owner blacked out on flyleaf. 193 p. w/ bibliography, index, and extensive endnotes. A detailed study of this immensely destructive war that destroyed the capital of this wedtern African kingdom and saw many of its people sold to the translatlantic slave trade.

$30.00

Empire and Commerce in Africa : a Study in Economic Imperialism

By Woolf, Leonard

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1970. Reprint of a 1920 work. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo ( standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dust jacket and boards. Name of former owner and date on flyleaf. 374 p. w/ fottnotes, index. A look at the relationship between European states with their policies and commerce and their holdings in Africa. It also looks in turn at how those holdings affect (at the time) European power and policy.

$30.00

The French Encounter with Africans : White Response to Blacks 1530 - 1880

By Cohen, Wiliam B.

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1980. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo (standard size). Book is slightly musty. Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dj. Some hand written text marked out on endpaper. 360 p. w/ notes, index. The first study of the French reaction to large nbumbers of black Africans, from the 16th century through the partition of the continent in the 19th c.

$25.00

A History of the Upper Guinea Coast 1545 - 1800

By Rodney, Walter

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Missing the dj. Small spot on page opposite title. 283 p. w/ bibliogaphy, index. A solid survey of this small part of West Africa during the time of the European penetration, colonization, and slave trade. Includes discssion on the 16th c. invading tribal group known as the Manes.

$40.00

A South African Kingdom : the Pursuit of Security in Nineteenth Century Lesotho

By Eldredge, Elizabeth A.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo (standard size). Some wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. Slight soiling to edges of textblock, more so at top. 250 p. w/charts, notes, bibliography, index. A study of the BaSotho kingdom and its industry and politics in a time of colonialization and upheaval.

$30.00

The Wild Sports of Southern Africa.

By Harris, Captain William Cornwallis. Illustrated by the author and Frank Howard. Modern foreword by Tom Ofcansky

Camden, SC: African Collection series - Briar Patch Press, 1987. Collector's Reprint edition. . Full Dark Brown Leather hardcover. Very Good. Thick octavo (a bit larger than standard size). Gilt design and lettering on spine, with gilt lettering on cover. All pages edges gilt. Some shelf wear to edges and corners of boards and pages. 359 p. w/color illustrations, map. A nice reprint of Harris's 4 month expedition in north-east South Africa, with much information on Boers, hunting, and the native peoples. It was frist published in India under the title NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION INTO SOUTHERN AFRICA, then given the current title and re-published in England.

$65.00

The Recollections of William Finaughty, Elephant Hunter 1864 - 1875

By Finaughty, William. foreword by Paul J. Rundell. Illustrated by William R. Leigh

Camden, SC: African Collection series- Briar Patch Press, 1987. Collector's Reprint edition. . Full blue calf hardcover in cloth-bound slipcase. Very Good. Thick octavo (larger than standard size). Gilt design and lettering on spine, likewise on cover. A limited edition of this series, #14 of 500, with better quality leather than in the regular run. All pages edges gilt. Slight shelf wear to edges and corners of boards and pages. Light scuffing to covers. 272 p. w/illustrations. Includes the final chapter missing from the original edition. Finaughty was a muzzle loading hunter of the old school, and was active in the 1860s and 1870s.

$85.00

A Hunter's Life in South Africa

By Cumming, R. Gordon. Modern foreword by Gary W. Clendennen

Camden, SC: African Collection series - Briar Patch Press, 1987. Collector's Reprint edition. . Full Red Leather hardcover. Very Good. Thick quarto (oversized book). Gilt design and lettering on spine, similar on cover. All pages edges gilt. Slight shelf wear to edges and corners of boards and pages. Slight scuffing to cover. 352 p. w/illustrations. The account of Cumming's hunting exploits in the Orange River country in the late 1840's.

$60.00

Russian Oriental Studies: Current Research on Past & Present Asian and African Societies.

By Naumkin, Vitaly, editor.

Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2004.. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in gold binding without dust jacket. Slight wear to edges of boards and very minor scuffing to covers. 301 pages with tables, footnotes, and index. A collection of essays on various aspects of African and Asian cultures and societies looking at issues like religion, politics, history, and economics.

$55.00

Burkina Faso: Unsteady Statehood in West Africa.

By Englebert, Pierre.

Boulder: Westview Press, 1996. Second printing. Cloth. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear and rubbing to edges of boards with bumping to head and heel of spine. Dj has light wear and rubbing to edges of covers with some light scuffing. Slight crease on front and rear inner flaps of dj. Black remainder mark on lower edges of pages. 201 pages with illustrations, maps, tables, notes, bibliography, and index. A study of Burkina Faso's history, government, and economy since its independence from France in 1960.

$50.00

Pharaoh's People: Scenes from Life in Imperial Egypt.

By James, T. G. H.

London: The Bodley Head LTD., 1984.. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1st edition. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards abd light scuffing to covers. Dj is scuffed and has large paste mark on back cover where price tag was, and light wear on edges of the covers. 282 pages with illustrations, brief chronology, select bibliography, and index. A social history of Ancient Egypt that focuses on the lives and culture of the burecrats, scribes, craftsmen, and farmers rather than the pharaoh and the nobility.

$20.00

The Quaternary in the Coastlands of Guinea.

By Davies, Oliver.

Glasgow: Jackson, Son & Company, 1964.. Hardcover. Very Good in Good dust jacket. First edition. Very good quarto hardcover with good dust jacket. Wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine and a bit of bumping to the corners of the panels. Back of spine is a bit browned. Dj seems to be a bit larger than the book and has creasing on the top edge. Dj also has a few small tears along the edges and some scuffing. Main problem with the dj is the heavy browning along the spine and lighter browning to the edges. Some foxing to the edges of the pages (mainly the upper edges of the pages). Definite smoky smell to the book. 276 pages with 8 plates, 120 figures/illustrations, notes after each chapter, and index. A scarce work on the archaeology of Western Africa during the Stone Age. There are chapters on: 1. the Chronological Frame, 2. Pluvial Sequence in Africa, 3. Raised Beaches, 4. West African River-Terraces, 5. Soil-Profiles and Lateritisation, 6. Tentative Scheme of Absolute Chronology, 7. Palaeolithic Industries, 8. the Mesolithic, 9. the Neolithic.

$60.00

Reports on the Treatment by the Germans of British Prisoners and Natives of German East Africa. Miscellaneous. No. 13 (1917).

By [ British Government ].

1stEd WWI POWs Pamphlets Colonialism Prisoners War German East Africa Military History Great Britain Germany World War One. 1st edition. Very good. Unbound oversize pamphlet. Staplebound. Very slight rust at staples. Folded in half at middle, some wear and browning to cover at crease. Small tear at spine near crease, and at heel. Some smudging to covers. Edges have some wear. 31 pages. Numerous reports from imprisoned British civilians and clergy and some natives on their experiences under German authority. Excellent original though biased source material for the study African colonialism at this time.

$45.00

The Contemporary Study of the Arab World.

By Sullivan, Earl L., and Jacqueline S. Ismael, editors.

Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press, 1991.. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear to edges of the boards. Dj has light wear and rubbing along the edges with some minor scuffing to the covers. 235 pages with notes after each article. A collection of 11 eassys on the Arab nations of the Middle East. The essays are: 1. Orientalism Reconsidered, 2. Hermeneutics of the Old and New Orientalism, 3. Dilemmas in Middle Eastern Social Sciences: Contours of the Problem of the Relevance of Western Paradigms as Guides to Research, Policy and Practice, 4. Anthropology and the Call for Indigenization of Social Science in the Arab World, 5. The State of the Art in Studies of Middle Eastern Urbanization, 6. Old Wine, New Bottles: Reflections and Projections Concerning Research on Women in Middle East Studies, 7. Science, Ideology and Authoritarianism in Middle East Economics, 8. The Dilemma of Modern Arab Economic Thought, 9. Biased Science or Dismal Art A Critical Evaluation of the State of the Art of Arab Foreign Policies' Analysis, 10. Strategic Studies and the Middle East: Periodical Literature in the United States, 1980-1990, 11. Strategic Studies and the Middle East: A View from the Region.

$20.00