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    The Heart of Africa: by Dr. Georg Schweinfurth

    Harper & Brothers, New York. 1874. First American edition of vol. I of German botanist author's landmark book of travel and exploration. Very good maroon covers and spine, with gazelle or similar horned head in bright gilt on center of cover. Gilt lettering on spine. Text and interior are good to very good. Former owner's private library bookplate on front pastedown. Illustrated with pristine fold-out map and numerous woodcut engravings. Frontis and other illustrations are under orig. tissue. Exciting African travel and exploration by a brilliant German botanist.



    King Leopold's Congo - Aspects of the development of race relations in the Congo Independent State by Slade, Ruth

    Oxford University Press , 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The dust jacket is a little shelf rubbed, small creases, minor marks and edge worn. There is minor foxing around the block of the book, very little in the body of the book. Now protected in cellophane. The text within the book is clear. The binding is excellent. GK


    AUD $30.00

    Garratt Locomotives of the World by Durrant, A.E

    Newton Abbot: David & Charles. 1981. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with colour plates, black and white photographs and drawings. 207 pages Recounts the whole story of the Garratt from its realisation as a tiny engine built for Tasmania to the 1980s, including details of all Garratts built, their characteristics, operational data, lists of numbers and building dates plus tables of principal dimensions. . Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hardback.



    In Dwarf Land and Cannibal Country; A Record of Travel and Discovery in Central Africa by Lloyd, A.B

    London: T.Fisher Unwin, 1899. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. [xxiv] 385 + 6pp catalogue at rearpp. Quarto. Publisher's white cloth; title and vignette in gilt to front. Spine title in gilt; spine quite browned. Boards slightly soiled, edges lightly rubbed. Upper edge gilt. Photogravure frontis with tissue guard; B/W plates, photographs in text, 3 maps (1 folding). Textblock edges lightly shelf soiled; interior bright and tight. very good First hand account of a journey from Zanzibar to the heart of the Belgian Congo. Lloyd was originally posted to Africa as a missionary, after his post was finished he decided to travel to the Western coast through the Congo, rather than return directly to England. Scarce in true first. 1899



    Kingdoms of the Savanna by Jan Vansina

    University of Wisconsin Press, 1968. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.



    Cutting the Vines of the Past: Environmental Histories of the Central African Rain Forest by Giles-Vernick, Tamara

    Charlottesville. Charlottesville: U. Press of Virginia. Fine with no dust jacket. 2002. Hardcover. No defects. Lacking the dust jacket. . Includes illustrations, Abbreviations, Glossary, Notes, Bibliography, Index and three appendixes. This is the first edition. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 293 pages. D6 .



    The heart of Africa: three years' travels and adventures in the unexplored regions of central Africa from 1868 to 1871 ... with an introduction by Winwood Reade ... Third and cheaper edition by Schweinfurth, Georg, Dr

    London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, n.d., 1890. 2 volumes, small 8vo, pp. xiii, [1], 298, [2]; viii, 308; folding map with route outlined in color; 16 wood-engraved plates by J. D. Cooper plus other wood engravings in the text; small breaks in the cloth at the spine ends, spines lightly sunned, else near fine in original pictorial red cloth stamped in black on upper covers, and in gilt on spine. First published in English in 1873.



    FOREST PEOPLE A Study of the Pygmies of the Congo by Turnbull, Colin

    New York: Simon & Schuster. 1962. Second Printing. Softcover. 0671201530 . Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; B&W Illustrations; 295 pages .

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