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Report on the Recent and Most Interesting BREAKWATERS and Applications of REINFORCED CONCRETE in the MARITIME PORTS OF ALGERIA

By: Algeria, Government of

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Brussels, G.P.O.: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36979

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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Gold Coast Education 1953 - One

By: Anonymous

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1953

Seller ID: 37083

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

PARTICULARISMES ETHNIQUES EN MILIEU URBAIN : L'EXEMPLE DE NIAMEY

By: Bernus, Suzanne

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Paris, Universite De Paris: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41058

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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IMPRESSIONS OF SOUTH AFRICA

By: Bryce, James Bryce

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1898

Seller ID: 40134

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

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THEIR TRACKLESS WAY A Book of Memories

By: Chapin, Adele Le Bourgeois ; [SIGNED]

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1932

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 42337

Condition: Very Good+


Autograph; (xvi), 330 pages; Clean and secure in original slate blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Inscribed by the Author on ffep to Mary [Mrs. Hennen Jennings] - "To Dear Mary / with my love in memory / of our happy hitch / January [?] 19th to 26th 1933 / 2221 Massachusetts Ave / from Adele" Adele Chapin (1862-1938) was born in Belmont Plantation, St James, Louisiana to Louis Sosthenes LeBourgeois and Elizabeth Ann Charless. She grew up on the family plantation and was educated first at home with tutors preparing her three Yale-bound brothers and then at the Mrs... View more info

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L'Impero Italiano dell'Africa Orientale

By: De Magistris, L[uigi] F[ilippo]

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Roma [Rome], La Libreria dello Stato: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38791

Condition: Very Good-


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 i... View more info

TROIS ANS DE GUERRE

By: DeWet, General Christiaan Rudolf

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Paris, Felix Juven: (1902)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 38638

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

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THE LONE-STAR OF LIBERIA being the Outcome of Reflections on our Own People With an Introduction by Madame La Contesse C. Hugo

By: Durham, Frederick Alexander ; An African of Lincoln's Inn, Student-at-Law

Price: $750.00

Publisher: London, Elliot Stock: 1892

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 42034

Condition: Very Good


331 pages; Clean and secure in original light brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Image of Liberian flag in gilt on front board. Some minor rubbing to lower corners and spine ends, cloth faded along outer edge of rear board. xxi, (3), 331 pp. Quite scarce. OCLC: 1468414 The author Frederick Alexander Durham was the son of schoolmaster George H. Durham of Santa Cruz and later of Trinidad, where he became a cocoa planter. Frederick was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1892 and published this "extraordinary criticism of imperialism and racism" The L... View more info

Art of the Congo An Exhibition Organized by the Walker Art Center

By: Friedman, Martin

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Minneapolis, Walker Art Center: 0

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41975

Condition: Very Good+


72 pages; A wonderful exhibition catalogue of objects from the collection of the Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika / Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium. Clean and secure in original glossy pictorial wrappers. View more info

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LA CULTURE MATERIELLE DE LA BOUCLE DU NIGER

By: Gallay, Alain ; & et al.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Geneve, Musee d'Ethnographie: 2003

Seller ID: 40494

Condition: Very Good+


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. View more info

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The African Repository for 1872 - Vol. XLVIII, Nos. 1 thru 12 [12 issues complete]

By: Gurley, Ralph Randolph

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Washington, American Colonization Society: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38608

Condition: Very Good-


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, e... View more info

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Life of Jehudi Ashmun, Late Colonial Agent in Liberia

By: Gurley, Ralph Randolph

Price: $84.95

Publisher: Washington DC, James C. Dunn: 1835

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39073

Condition: Very Good


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 Ame... View more info

"THE" PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ALGIERS

By: Harris, George W. ; Isabel Burton (Preface)

Price: $74.95

Publisher: London, George Philip & Son: 1892

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 41556

Condition: Very Good+


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 t... View more info

NEGRITUDE, SOCIALISM AND THE LAW

By: Hazard, John N

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Columbia Law Review: 1965

Seller ID: 39697

Condition: 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. View more info

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The Key to South Africa: Delagoa Bay

By: Jessett, Montague George

Price: $39.95

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1900

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 39607

Condition: Very Good-


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 l... View more info

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FREE FRENCH AFRICA

By: Laguerre, Andre

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, France Forever: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39653

Condition: 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... View more info

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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

By: Mathers, Edward Peter

Price: $249.95

Publisher: Cape Town / London, Juta & Co / King, Sail & Railton: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39538

Condition: Very Good-


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 th... View more info

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La Basse-Cour en Tunisie

By: Renon, A.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Tunis, Institut des Belles Lettres Arabes: 1946

Seller ID: 38949

Condition: Very Good+


Collection Le Bled; 95 pages; Clean and tight in original printed pink wrappers. Pages lightly toned. This early work, written in French, is a fascinating read for any poultry enthusiast or historian. Its 93 pages contain a wealth of information about poultry rearing by women in rural Northern Tunisia. Contents include a comprehensive guide to poultry related conversation with Arabic translation and grammatical and cultural notes, extensive commentary on poultry themed folklore of the region, a list of poultry based Tunisian proverbs and expressions, and a Tunisian fairy story about The Encha... View more info

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Tanzania National Parks Field Guides

By: Russell, Hugh

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Arusha, Tanzania Litho Co.: 1970

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 42348

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; Octavo in original yellow cloth binding in pictorial dustjacket. Contains Guide to Serengeti National Park (65pp), Lake Manyara National Park (44pp), Tarangire National Park (62), Arusha National Park (42), Ruaha National Park (58pp) and Mikumi National Park (42 pp). Inscribed and SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on front ; Signed by Author View more info

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THE MISSION OF THE POET

By: Senghor, Leopold ; Translated by R. W. Thompson

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Port of Spain, University of the West Indies: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37014

Condition: Near Fine


Art & Civilisation Series: 1; 10 pages; Clean and tight in original printed stiff wrappers. OCLC: 2034162 A very uncommon publication by Senghor. Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906 – 2001) was a Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist who for two decades served as the first president of Senegal (1960–1980). Senghor was the first African elected as a member of the Académie française and one of the most important African intellectuals of the 20th century.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues i... View more info