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Report on the Recent and Most Interesting BREAKWATERS and Applications of REINFORCED CONCRETE in the MARITIME PORTS OF ALGERIA, Algeria, Government of
1 Algeria, Government of Report on the Recent and Most Interesting BREAKWATERS and Applications of REINFORCED CONCRETE in the MARITIME PORTS OF ALGERIA
Brussels G.P.O. 1912 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 8vo 
20 pages; A report presented at the XIIth International Congress of Navigation, Philadelphia 1912 published by the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses. Illustrated with two very large folding plans at rear. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Gold Coast Education  1953 - One, Anonymous
2 Anonymous Gold Coast Education 1953 - One
London Thomas Nelson 1953 Pamphlet Near Fine 8vo 
60 pages; Near FINE. Stiff Wrappers. The very first issue of this periodical published by the Institute of Education of the Gold Coast University with articles on "The rightsand obligations of Teachers by Prof. L.J. Lewis; Problems of English Pronunciation in the Gold Coast by P. D. Stevens; Some Unadjusted Boys by A. Taylor; etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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EGYPT AND THE SUDAN Handbook for Travellers, Baedeker, Karl
3 Baedeker, Karl EGYPT AND THE SUDAN Handbook for Travellers
Leipsig Karl Baedeker 1908 Sixth Hardcover Near Fine 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
With 24 maps, 76 Plans and 57 Vignettes. All maps and plans present and complete. Clean, and tight in original red cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at front cover and spine. Hinrichsen E251 Verlag Karl Baedeker, founded by Karl Baedeker in 1827, is a German publisher that pioneered worldwide travel guides. Usually referred to simply as "Baedekers", these excellent guidebooks contain important introductions to various regions of the world, along with specific information about routes and travel facilities; and historical descriptions of important buildings, sights, attractions and museums. For the convenience of travellers, they contain many reliable maps and town plans all bound in a convenient pocket format. A superior copy of this sought after guide. 
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Colour Map of TURKEY IN ASIA, PERSIA, ARABIA, EGYPT & NILE Countries from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia, Bartholomew, John
4 Bartholomew, John Colour Map of TURKEY IN ASIA, PERSIA, ARABIA, EGYPT & NILE Countries from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia
Philadelphia T. Ellwood Zell 1876 Map Very Good+ 4to 11" - 13" tall 
This excellent vintage printed colour map of Turkey, Persia and the Near East measures 17" by 12 5/8" Printing details from the bottom margin state Engraved & Printed in Colours - Baker, Davis & Co., Successors to T. Ellwood Zell, Philadelphia - by J. Bartholomew. No date engraved in the plate, but mid to late 1870s from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia. A wonderful representation of Turkey, Persia, Arabia, Egypt and the Near East as they were geographically configured in the 1870s - Nubia, Persia, Hadramaut, Arabia, etc. There is a faint crease at center where it was mounted in the atlas, otherwise near fine. John Bartholomew, Jr. (1831 – 1893) was a Scottish cartographer. His father John Bartholomew Senior (1805-1861) started a cartographical establishment in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1856 John, Jr. took up the management of his father's firm John Bartholomew and Son Ltd. Bartholomew is best known for the development of colour contouring to represent altitudes on a graduated colour scale, which eventually became standard cartographical practice. 
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5 Bernus, Suzanne PARTICULARISMES ETHNIQUES EN MILIEU URBAIN : L'EXEMPLE DE NIAMEY
Paris Universite De Paris 1969 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 8vo 
Institut D'Ethnologie - Musee de L'Homme. Urban Ethnic relations in the Nigerian city of Niamey. Memoirs de L'Institut D'Ethnologie - 1 Text in French. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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The French Refugees at the Cape, Botha, Colin Graham
6 Botha, Colin Graham The French Refugees at the Cape
Cape Town [South Africa] Cape Times Limited 1921 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo Signed by Author
Autograph; viii & 171 pages; Publisher's pale green buckram cloth, spine lettered in black within two slightly recessed panels. A lovely copy of the 1921 Second edition, an unaltered re-impression of the edition first published in 1919. This copy is signed in ink on the title page by the author [as "C. Graham Botha"] and has the faint, private, impressed stamp of the "Munger Africana Library" -- at one time this excellent copy was the property of Professor Edwin S. Munger, professor of geography, emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Munger [1922-2010] took his first trip to Africa in 1947-financed by poker winnings during his service in the U.S. Army. His second African trip was in 1949 as the first Fulbright Fellow to Africa, where he attended Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. He was an Institute of Current World Affairs fellow in Africa from 1950 to 1954, and from 1955 to 1961 was an American Universities Field Staff member. During this period, Professor Munger lived a year each in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. He was an evaluator for the Peace Corps in Uganda in1966, and Botswana in1967, and chairman of the U.S. State Department Evaluation Team in South Africa (1971). For 14 years he served as president of the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation. During all these travels, Munger collected books, forming eventually a private library of approximately 60,000 volumes on the subject. Munger actively used his books; he edited the scholarly series: 'Munger Africana Library Notes' based on studies by him and his students (1969-1982). Colin Graham Botha [1883-1973], VD, KStJ, KLJ, was the Union of South Africa’s first Chief Archivist. After retirement from this position, he served as the founding President of the Heraldry Society of Southern Africa, from 1953 until his death in 1973 at the age of 90. This carefully prepared book of his is essential to the study of winemaking and viniculture in South Africa, as the French encouraged and allowed to emmigrate to the Cape Colony in the Seventeenth century by the Dutch East India Company were picked based on their knowledge and experience with vines, grapes, winemaking, and also the cultivation of olives for oil. The first large batch of such refugees arrived in 1688. This book has exhaustive details of the ships on which they were transported, the oaths of loyalty they were required to swear (cited in Dutch and English), their names and where they settled. There are two folding maps and a folding plate of facsimile signatures, all on coated paper stock. The plates and text block is in fine, fresh condition, as is the original binding, which shows only the faintest evidence of light rubbing at the points (only) of two of the four corners. See OCLC Number: 64988603. ; Signed by Author 
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IMPRESSIONS OF SOUTH AFRICA, Bryce, James Bryce
7 Bryce, James Bryce IMPRESSIONS OF SOUTH AFRICA
New York The Century Co. 1898 Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
xxiv, (2), 499 pages; Clean and tight in original reddish brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce OM GCVO PC FRS FBA (10 May 1838 – 22 January 1922) was a British academic, jurist, historian and Liberal politician. Bryce was an ardent Liberal in politics, and in 1880 he was elected to parliament for the Tower Hamlets constituency in London. Bryce's intellectual distinction and political industry made him a valuable member of the Liberal Party; he acted as Chairman of the Royal Commission on Secondary Education and in 1885 he was made Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs under William Ewart Gladstone. In 1894 he was appointed President of the Board of Trade in the new cabinet of Lord Rosebery, but had to leave this office with that whole Liberal cabinet as soon as 1895. In 1897, after a visit to South Africa, Bryce published this volume of Impressions of that country, which had considerable weight in Liberal circles when the Second Boer War was being discussed. He was one of the harshest critics of British repressive policy against Boer civilians in the South African partisan War. Taking the risk of being very unpopular for a certain moment, he condemned the systematic burning of farms and the imprisonment of old people, women and children in British concentration camps. 
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L'Impero Italiano dell'Africa Orientale, De Magistris, L[uigi] F[ilippo]
8 De Magistris, L[uigi] F[ilippo] L'Impero Italiano dell'Africa Orientale
Roma [Rome] La Libreria dello Stato 1936 First Edition Softcover Very Good- Small 4to 
2 pl. , 95 & color plates pages; Publisher's color pictorial wrappers, title printed in red -- the vivid cover depicts Benito Mussolini in a typical pose with a map of Africa behind him. Illustrations throughout, including color plates printed on rectos and versos which are hors texte (not included in pagination). Although the cover states that this work is "Il Libro della V Classe Elementare" -- the text and illustrations seem sufficiently advanced for adult readers. A very good copy of this scarce publication about the portions of Africa which the Italian Fascist government (in its anno XV) considered either currently, or potentially, part of Italy's colonial possessions. The rear wrapper has moderate foxing, and states a price [Presso: L. 4,50] and has a mounted postage-stamp like pictorial label with perforated edges "Prov. Gen. Dello Stato / Libri Vniv. le Scuole Elementari A - XV" -- this have been overstamped "106 COLLAUDO" Now quite scarce; evidently not in OCLC or COPAC. Not to be confused with a similarly titled much smaller book published in Genova by Ortali [with 40 pp. including maps of L'Impero d'Etiopia, l'Eritrea, la Somalia]. Some toning throughout, minor repairs to the fragile spine, which is missing small pieces at the head and foot. Title page in red and black. 
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Notes on the FOLKLORE OF THE FJORT (French Congo), Dennett, R. E
9 Dennett, R. E Notes on the FOLKLORE OF THE FJORT (French Congo)
London The Folk-Lore Society 1898 First Edition Hardcover Fine 8vo 
An anthology of folktales of the French Congo. Introduction by Mary H. Kingsley. Illustrated. Original publisher's brown cloth decoratively stamped in black and gilt. Nice old bookplate of J. A. Fuller Maitland. A lovely bright, clean, tight book. It contains more than 30 traditional stories from French Congo which were collected by the Folklore Society of London.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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10 DeWet, General Christiaan Rudolf TROIS ANS DE GUERRE
Paris Felix Juven (1902) First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
Nicely bound in light brown leather at spine and corners over marbled boards, pages untrimmed. Frontispiece portrait of the author, folding map at rear. Christiaan Rudolf de Wet (1854 – 1922) was a Boer general, rebel leader and politician. He was born on the Leeuwkop farm, in the district of Smithfield in the Boer Republic of the Orange Free State. De Wet is mentioned in Kipling's poem Ubique. De Wet took part in the early battles of the Boer War of 1899 in Natal as a commandant, later serving as a general under Piet Cronjé in the west. His first success was the surprise attack on Sanna's Post near Bloemfontein, followed by a victory at Reddersburg. He was the most famous and perhaps the most successful Boer general of the War. Though hunuted by a dozen British generals and hundreds of thousands of British soldiers, De Wet was never captured. De Wet served as Acting State President of the Orange Free State in the peace negotiations of 1902, when President Steyn became ill; consequently he was one of the signatories of the Treaty of Vereeniging. Toward the end of the 19th century, De Wet wrote this account of his campaigns. 
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IMAGES DU MAROC BERBERE, Duquaire, Henri; J. Belin (Photography)
11 Duquaire, Henri; J. Belin (Photography) IMAGES DU MAROC BERBERE
Paris Plon 1947 First Edition Full Leather Very Good+ 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Quarto volume bound in full green leather with gilt lettering and decorative devices at spines. Illustrated with 55 wonderful heliogravures (most full page) by J. Belin depicting the lifestyle, landscape and individuals of the berber people of Morocco. Binding is in near fine condition, contents are clean and tight, original front wrapper (foxed) is bound in. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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LA CULTURE MATERIELLE DE LA BOUCLE DU NIGER, Gallay, Alain ; & et al.
12 Gallay, Alain ; & et al. LA CULTURE MATERIELLE DE LA BOUCLE DU NIGER
Geneve Musee d'Ethnographie 2003 Paperback Very Good+ 8vo 
Bulletin du Centre Genevois d'Anthropologie, No. 6; 153 pages; Clean and tight in original glossy pictorial stiff wrappers. Blind stamp of previous owner on titlepage, otherwise clean and tight. OCLC: 66395291; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Life of Jehudi Ashmun, Late Colonial Agent in Liberia, Gurley, Ralph Randolph
13 Gurley, Ralph Randolph Life of Jehudi Ashmun, Late Colonial Agent in Liberia
Washington DC James C. Dunn 1835 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
396; 160 pages; With an Appendix, containing extracts from his Journal and other Writings; with a brief Sketch of the Life of the Rev. Lott Cary. Contemporary full calf, edges of the boards showing considerable, deep rubbing, flat spine has the surface nearly rubbed away, hinges cracking, but still holding. A solid copy, but no longer handsome. Frontispiece portrait of Jehudi Ashmun w/ tissue guard. Scattered foxing throughout, with several gatherings somewhat toned brown. Jehudi Ashmun [1794-1828] reorganized the Liberian mission shortly after arriving in 1822 as principal Agent of the American Colonial Society. While his tenure was marked by various difficulties and controversies, most sources agree that he found Liberia on the verge of collapse, and left it a strong and vibrant colony of over 1200, suppressing two rebellious attacks with a small force of 35 men and boys, facing overwhelming numbers among the rebels. The appendices are particularly of interest, including the whole text of Ashmun's :The Liberia Farmer" -- a practical pamphlet advising the industrious settlers on the climate of Africa, the soils of their region, fencing, manures and other preparations, and the sorts of crops which might be cultivated to best advantage: rice, indian corn and cassada, yams, sweet potatoes, plantains, bananas and oranges, limes and other fruits, pineapples, cotton, sugarcane, coffee, indigo, ginger, etc. At the very end of the volume is a section, with a separate half title, devoted to the life of Lott Cary, an African American born into slavery near Richmond, Virginia. Cary managed to teach himself to read and write, and became an invaluable warehouseman in tobacco cultivation, to the point that he saved enough from selling odd bits and pieces left over from the parcels consigned to his warehouse that he was able to buy his freedom and that of his two children - for $850, a substantial sum in 1813. Lott Cary was the first Baptist missionary to Liberia and ran the affairs of the Liberian colony after Ashmun's first departure, and it was recommended that his leadership be made official and permanent when Cary died suddenly as the result of his hands-on approach to the defense of a property of the Colony at Digby, near Monrovia. This storehouse had been robbed by natives, who had allowed slave traders to make use of the facility. Lott Cary organized a defensive force; he and several others were killed when a candle was overturned while Cary and his men were loading gunpower into cartridges. [See The Journal of Negro History 7, no. 4 (October 1922), 380-418]. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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The African Repository for 1872 - Vol. XLVIII, Nos. 1 thru 12 [12 issues complete], Gurley, Ralph Randolph
14 Gurley, Ralph Randolph The African Repository for 1872 - Vol. XLVIII, Nos. 1 thru 12 [12 issues complete]
Washington American Colonization Society 1872 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 8vo 
This book comprises all twelve issues of The African Repository for the year 1872 bound together in plain black cloth with marbled page edges. Cloth has a tear at base of spine, ex-libris but no markings. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no foxing. Some of the articles include: The Diamond Fields of South Africa, The Bank of West Africa, The Caffres of South Africa, The Present African Slave Trade, Interesting Letter from Dr. Livingston, An African's Plantation, etc. In 1825 the American Colonization Society began this quarterly publication, The African Repository and Colonial Journal, edited by Ralph Randolph Gurley (1797-1872). The journal promoted both colonization and Liberia. Among the items printed were articles about Africa, letters of praise, official dispatches stressing the prosperity and steady growth of the colony, information about emigrants, and lists of donors. 
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15 Harris, George W. ; Isabel Burton (Preface) "THE" PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ALGIERS
London George Philip & Son 1892 Second Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
xx, 176 pages; Clean and tight in original burgundy cloth with gilt lettering and a gilt image of a palm tree with the skyline of Algiers in the background. Marbled page edges. Pagination: xx, 176, plus many pages of ads at front and rear of text. OCLC: 461601633 Three folding maps, including: (1) 'Plan de la ville d'Alger' by O. Mac Carthy (scale 1: 5000), (2) 'Carte des chemins de fer de l'Algerie et de la Tunisie par L . Chappuis fils' (scale 1: 3,000,000) and (3) 'Les environs d'Alger' par O. Mac Carthy (scale 1: 120,000). Four full page photogravures on card stock, several b&w text illustrations, many pages of illustrated advertisments depicting hotels (exteriors and some interiors), cafes, etc. All are clean and complete, one is detached. Isabel Burton to George W. Harris: "I know of no man more capable than yourself - who knows the country and the languae as you do, and who has all the means of collecting and compiling such useful knowledge. ... I for one, as well as Sir Richard, will be impatient subscribers, and we wish this work to be - and are sure it will be - a great success." 
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16 Hazard, John N NEGRITUDE, SOCIALISM AND THE LAW
New York Columbia Law Review 1965 Paperback Very Good 
Reprint from the Columbia Law Review, Vol. 65; 31 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. OCLC: 10694596 Legal systems in French-speaking African nations. 
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The Key to South Africa: Delagoa Bay, Jessett, Montague George
17 Jessett, Montague George The Key to South Africa: Delagoa Bay
London T. Fisher Unwin 1900 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good- 8vo 
160 pages; Rebound in mid 20th century full terra-cotta cloth, original printed front wrapper bound in at the end, spine lettered in gilt, green silk placemark. The paper is somewhat toned and brilttle throughout. There is a modern repair to the hinges to the title leaf and half title; two leaves in the first gathering have minor chipping and lost in the black fore-edge margins. This is the scarce reissue of the 1899 first edition, prompted by the on-going Anglo-Boer war. To quote from the author's introduction: The war with the Boers and the belated award of the Berne jJurists have so largely enhanced public interest in Delagoa Bay, that I need offer any further excuse for presenting, in a revised and popular form, 'The Key to South Africa: Delagoa Bay." This one shilling edition had a reduced set of illustrations -- no frontispiece of Cecil Rhodes, but it does have three plates from sketches by the author, and his map of the crucial Transvaal - Delagoa Bay railroad. This railway line was officially opened by Paul Kruger the 8th of July 1895; the link to Pretoria having been completed on 20 October 1894. This rail link between the land-locked Transvaal Republic and Delagoa Bay, situated on the southeast coast of Mozambique, was significant to the South African Republic as it would give the Republic access to the port in Delagoa Bay, thereby making it independent of the harbours of the British Colonies located in Natal and the Cape. After the discovery of the main gold reef on the Rand in 1886 the matter became even more strategically and economically crucial. Before the opening of the railroad, transport-riders used ox wagons to transport goods to Delagoa Bay; this involved the risk of contracting malaria or even encountering lions along the way. With the start of the second Boer War, the British could see the strategic necessity of controlling the rails and access to and from Delaoga Bay -- now called Maputo Bay (Baía de Maputo). T. Fisher Unwin published the original of Jessett's book at 6 s. in the summer of 1899. Between that time and the appearance of this shilling edition, the Anglo Boer War broke out, a more substantial and complex conflict than either side expected. As one might expect, this reprint is more scarce, at least partly due to its physical fragility, with cheap paper and flimsy paper wrappers. OCLC listings bear this expectation out -- see OCLC Number: 19640080. This copy was found by one of the twentieth century's greatest collectors of Africana. The half title leaf has the faint, private, impressed stamp of the "Munger Africana Library" -- at one time this rare publication was the property of Professor Edwin S. Munger, professor of geography, emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Munger [1922-2010] took his first trip to Africa in 1947-financed by poker winnings during his service in the U.S. Army. His second African trip was in 1949 as the first Fulbright Fellow to Africa, where he attended Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. He was an Institute of Current World Affairs fellow in Africa from 1950 to 1954, and from 1955 to 1961 was an American Universities Field Staff member. During this period, Professor Munger lived a year each in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. He was an evaluator for the Peace Corps in Uganda in1966, and Botswana in1967, and chairman of the U.S. State Department Evaluation Team in South Africa (1971). For 14 years he served as president of the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation. During all these travels, Munger collected books, forming eventually a private library of approximately 60,000 volumes on the subject. Munger actively used his books; he edited the scholarly series: 'Munger Africana Library Notes' based on studies by him and his students (1969-1982). It may be his pencil note concerning rebindingon the original front wrapper now preserved following the final leaf -- "full cloth." 
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FREE FRENCH AFRICA, Laguerre, Andre
18 Laguerre, Andre FREE FRENCH AFRICA
New York France Forever 1942 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
30 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Marc André Laguerre (1915 – 1979) was a journalist and magazine editor, best known as the managing editor of Sports Illustrated from 1960 to 1974. In the summer of 1927, his French father ( Léon James Laguerre) took a post at the French Consulate General in San Francisco, settling in the upper-class neighborhood of Sea Cliff. In 1938, he covered the Munich Agreement for the French daily Paris-Soir. When World War II broke out, he enlisted in the French Army as a corporal. His first assignment was on patrol on the Maginot Line. He later served as a liaison to the British forces at Arras, and remained with them until the Battle of Arras forced their retreat. He stayed with the British forces until the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940, where he was one of the last to be evacuated. 
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ZAMBESIA  - ENGLAND'S EL DORADO IN AFRICA , being a description of Matabeleland and Mashonaland, and the less known adjacent territories, and an account of the GOLD FIELDS of British South Africa, Mathers, Edward Peter
19 Mathers, Edward Peter ZAMBESIA - ENGLAND'S EL DORADO IN AFRICA , being a description of Matabeleland and Mashonaland, and the less known adjacent territories, and an account of the GOLD FIELDS of British South Africa
Cape Town / London Juta & Co / King, Sail & Railton 1895 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
480 pages; Contents clean and secure in original yellow glazed pictorial boards worn at spine; previous owner's name stamped inside front cover, label at spine. B&W illustrations throughout and both folding colour maps: Zambesia and South Africa; first map (Zambesia) has a closed tear repaired with archival tape on back. OCLC 557409391 Edward Peter Mathers was a correspondent for the Scotsman & Daily News during the Zulu War in 1879. Intrigued by the discovery of gold in South Africa in the 1880s Mathers made several treks through South Africa and Rhodesia, some of which he recounts in this work. He became quite the authority on the Witwatersrand goldfields and was an early exponent of the economic opportunities presented by the south of Africa. Mathers later founded the Natal Advertiser and the weekly newspaper "South Africa," a "Home Colonial" journal for those interested in South African affairs. 
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20 Meinertzhagen, R. ; [Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt 's copy] KENYA DIARY 1902 - 1906
Edinburgh Oliver & Boyd 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
347 pages; Former owner's name on ffep - "Kim Roosevelt / Nairobi, June 1960" Contents clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine in edgeworn dustjacket missing large chip at head of spine, small ones at corners. A vivid picture of the life of a young officer with the King's African Rifles from 1902 to 1906 in Kenya. These diaries present a forthright and outspoken account of events, personalities and policies of the time. Included are accounts of his talks with Sir Charles Eliot, Sir John Kirk, and Lord Delamere, as well as a meeting with the famous slave trader Tippoo Tib in Zanzibar. Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr. (1916 - 2000) was the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. He was a career intelligence officer who served in the Office of Strategic Services and was the mastermind of the Central Intelligence Agency's Operation Ajax, which orchestrated the coup against Iran's democratically-elected Mohammed Mossadegh administration, and returned Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, to Iran's Peacock Throne in August 1953 for the purpose of returning Western control of Middle Eastern oil supplies. 
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