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  • THE TROUBLE WITH NIGERIA. by Achebe, Chinua.
    Achebe, Chinua.
    THE TROUBLE WITH NIGERIA.

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback.

    London: Heinemann, (1983). First edition - A book in which the noted novelist broke his silence about the 1983 Nigerian elections. "The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership." Index. 68 pp. ISBN: 0-435906984.

    Condition: Near fine (embossed seal of previous owner)

    Book ID: 80377
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  • EAST AFRICA IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES: Book 2, East Africa. by Anderson, John D. with Obaro Ikime.
    Anderson, John D. with Obaro Ikime.
    EAST AFRICA IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES: Book 2, East Africa.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback,

    London & Nairobi: Heinemann, (1972). First edition - A title in the Histories of the Peoples of Africa series. . Maps, photographs.Includes a time chart, specimen questions, suggestions for further reading, index. pp. 251-382, xxxi. ISBN: 0-435940090.

    Condition: Near fine (stamp of previous owner, erratum slip pasted on table of contents)

    Book ID: 82727
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  • KENYATTA AND THE POLITICS OF KENYA. by Arnold, Guy.
    Arnold, Guy.
    KENYATTA AND THE POLITICS OF KENYA.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Nairobi: Transafrica Publishers, (1975). A study of the man as nationalist, agitator and writer and teacher in the years before he became President, and of the historical themes that have marked his career - colonialism, settlers, Mau Mau, and above all the belief that Africans should rule Kenya. Maps, bibliography, chronological table, index. 226 pp.

    Condition: Good in illustrated wrappers (some rubbing to the covers, prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 82760
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  • TOPICS IN EAST AFRICAN HISTORY 1000-1970. by Ayot, H. Okello.
    Ayot, H. Okello.
    TOPICS IN EAST AFRICAN HISTORY 1000-1970.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau, (1976). First edition - Covers the peopling of East Africa, its invaders, colonialism and the movement to independence. Illustrated with 8 tables and maps. Suggestions for further reading, index. 139 pp,

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated wrappers (toning to covers and pages, stamp of previous owner).

    Book ID: 82457
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  • TOPICS IN EAST AFRICAN HISTORY 1000-1970. by Ayot, H. Okello.
    Ayot, H. Okello.
    TOPICS IN EAST AFRICAN HISTORY 1000-1970.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Nairobi: Kenya Literature Bureau, (1980, c 1976). First edition - Covers the peopling of East Africa, its invaders, colonialism and the movement to independence. Illustrated with 8 tables and maps. Suggestions for further reading, index. 139 pp,

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82458
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  • NELSON MANDELA. by Benson, Mary.
    Benson, Mary.
    NELSON MANDELA.

    Edition: Small trade paperback.

    London: Penguin, (1986). A biography of Mandela written while he was still imprisoned in South Africa - it describes his childhood in the royal family of the Thembu people to his membership and eventual leadership of the African National Congress. Illustrated with photographs, index. 269 pp. plus publisher's ads. Cover photo by Michael Peto. ISBN: 0-140089411.

    Condition: Near fine (embossed seal of previous owner)

    Book ID: 80378
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  • GORONGOSA: IN THE KINGDOM OF THE WILD. by Bermudes, Nuno.
    Bermudes, Nuno.
    GORONGOSA: IN THE KINGDOM OF THE WILD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Beria: Agencia De Turismo De Mocambique, 1957. First edition - A small booklet describing a trip to Gorongosa National Park, in Mozambique, one of Africa s greatest wildlife reserves. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings in green, 2 maps in green, black and white, including one large fold out map on tissue paper. 43 pp. plus index and 2 pp listing companies that will organize excursions.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated yapped wrappers. An uncommon and appealing production.

    Book ID: 79955
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  • AN AMERICAN FAMILY ON THE AFRICAN FRONTIER, THE BURNHAM FAMILY LETTERS, 1893-1896. by Bradford, Mary and Richard.
    Bradford, Mary and Richard.
    AN AMERICAN FAMILY ON THE AFRICAN FRONTIER, THE BURNHAM FAMILY LETTERS, 1893-1896.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A candid account of pioneering in the dying days of the African frontier. While the letters tell of adventure and hardship, they also reveal the disregard for, and the ignorance of the culture and traditions of the indigenous people of South Africa. Photographs, index. xxvii, 300 pp. ISBN: 1-879373661.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 79477
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  • THE RISE AND FALL OF KWAME NKRUMAH: A Study of Personal Rule in Africa. by Bretton, Henry L.
    Bretton, Henry L.
    THE RISE AND FALL OF KWAME NKRUMAH: A Study of Personal Rule in Africa.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Praeger, (1966) dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of the rule of Nkrumah in Ghana, how he consolidated power and the factors that led to his overthrow by a political science professor who spent an extended time in Ghana between 1964-1965. Notes, selected bibliography, index. xii, 232 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, missing front free endpaper, in a fair only dust jacket, with tears, stickers on front cover and spine.

    Book ID: 84631
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  • THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA. by Chamberlain, M.E.
    Chamberlain, M.E.
    THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a small trade paperback.

    London: Longman, (1976). A title in the Seminar Studies In History series. Begins with the Victorian image of Africa and the British occupation of Egypt in 1892 and covers the agreements between the European powers in which they divided much of the continent up among themselves. Map. Includes a section of documents, bibliography, index. vii, 163 pp. ISBN: 0-582352045.

    Condition: Near fine (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 82734
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  • Chirenje, J. Mutero
    ETHOPIANISM AND AFRO-AMERICANS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, 1883-1916.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana State University Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Deals with the rise of African independent churches in Southern Africa in the late 19th century and with the role that African Americans played in that rise. One of the most significant alliances was with Bishop Henry McNeal Turner of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and in addition, African students came to the US to study at black religious colleges and young African Americans were sent to Africa as missionaries. Several appendices, extensive bibliography, index. 231 pp. ISBN: 0-8071-13190.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 24957
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  • Clements, Frank.
    RHODESIA: A Study of the Deterioration of a White Society.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Frederick A. Praeger, Inc, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the white minority of Rhodesia who, under Ian Smith, continued to defy the black majority, by a journalist and broadcaster, former mayor of the Rhodesian capital of Salisbury, and a resident of Rhodesia for 20 years, until he was forced to return to England by Smith's actions. Index. 286 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jackeT (dampstaining at bottom of textblock, not affecting the text at all.)

    Book ID: 24717
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  • THE RACE PROBLEM IN SOUTH AFRICA. by Cotton, Walter Aidan BA.
    Cotton, Walter Aidan BA.
    THE RACE PROBLEM IN SOUTH AFRICA.

    Edition: Facsimile reprint.

    New York: Negro Universities Press . (1969). Hardcover - A work originally published in wrappers in 1926. Introduction by Edwin W. Smith who calls the problem one of "appalling complexity." Includes chapters on Race integrity and equality of opportunity, Intermarriage and Territorial segregation. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-837124411.

    Condition: Very near fine in brown cloth with gold lettering on spine (lettering slightly rubbed, book is tight and clean, as new)

    Book ID: 78667
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  • Crowder, Michael, editor.
    WEST AFRICAN RESISTANCE: The Military Response to Colonial Occupation.

    Edition: New edition with corrections.

    London: Hutchinson University Library for Africa, (1978). Nine studies of the military response to the colonial occupation in West Africa, including in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Senegambia and Dahomey. Notes at the end of each essay. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Index xii, 314 pp. ISBN: 0-091340314.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85011
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  • BWITI: An Ethnography of the Religious Imagination in Africa by Fernandez, James W.
    Fernandez, James W.
    BWITI: An Ethnography of the Religious Imagination in Africa

    Edition: First edition.

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1982.). Hardcover first edition - Bwiti is a spiritual discipline of the Fang people of Gabon and Cameroon - "it is a religion that seeks to recapture the totality of the old way of life." (p 9.) Bwiti practitioners use the psychedelic, dissociative root bark of the Tabernanthe iboga plant (or eboga), specially cultivated for the religion, to promote spiritual growth. Illustrated with 66 photographs and numerous figures and drawings by Renate Lellep Fernandez. Glossary. Notes. Extensive Bibliography and index. xxiv, 731 pp. ISBN: 0-691093903.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth (some scattered underlining, front hinge starting), no dust jacket. Uncommon in the hardcover edition.

    Book ID: 54782
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  • AFRICANUS HORTON, 1835-1883, West African Scientist and Patriot by Fyfe, Christopher
    Fyfe, Christopher
    AFRICANUS HORTON, 1835-1883, West African Scientist and Patriot

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first full-length biography of one of outstanding Africans of the nineteenth century - a medical doctor and officer in the British Army, geologist, botanist, and a pioneer thinker on race and development as well as a prolific author (notably "West African Countries and Peoples" written in 1868.) His life is portrayed against the political and economic background of West Africa in the period before "the fog of the colonial era" descended over black ambitions and achievements. Frontispiece portrait,map, footnotes, selected bibliography, index. xi, 169 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 79420
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  • CAMEROON: United Nations Challenge to French Policy. by Gardinier, David E.
    Gardinier, David E.
    CAMEROON: United Nations Challenge to French Policy.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    London: Institute of Race Relations / Oxford University Press, 1963. First edition - "Traces the effect on the relations between France and Cameroon by the United Nations presence and activity - and in particular why these ran contrary to French trusteeship policy." It also discusses events since independence. Map, bibliogaphy. 142 pp.

    Condition: Very good in pale turquoise wrappers (some rubbing to the covers, prev owner's name stamp)

    Book ID: 79501
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  • MONETARY ECONOMICS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. by Ghatak, Subrata.
    Ghatak, Subrata.
    MONETARY ECONOMICS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    London: Macmillan / ELBS (English Language Book Society), (1973). Cover describes this reprint as a low-priced edition - includes charts. References, index. vi, 174 pp.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 82753
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  • UNDERSTANDING NYAYO: Principles and Policies in Contemporary Kenya. by Godia, George I.
    Godia, George I.
    UNDERSTANDING NYAYO: Principles and Policies in Contemporary Kenya.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Nairobi, Kenya: Transafrica, (1984). First edition - Outlines the social, economic and political direction of Kenya since President Moi took office in 1978. Photographs. Notes at the end of each chapter, bibliography. Index. 89 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in light green wrappers (some rubbing to the covers).

    Book ID: 79358
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  • Grundy, Kenneth W.
    SOLDIERS WITHOUT POLITICS: Blacks in the South African Armed Forces

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1983. Hardcover first edition -

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 7872
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  • MILITARY REGIMES IN AFRICA, by Gutteridge, W. F..
    Gutteridge, W. F..
    MILITARY REGIMES IN AFRICA,

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    London: Methuen, (1975). No 11 in Studies in African History series, this looks at 20 cases of significant military intervention in Africa between 1963 and 1970. Map, bibliography, index. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-41678240X.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (prev owner's name, a few marginal check marks).

    Book ID: 79529
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  • NIGER DELTA RIVALRY: Itsekiri - Urhobo Relations and the European Presence 1884-1936. by Ikime, Obaro.
    Ikime, Obaro.
    NIGER DELTA RIVALRY: Itsekiri - Urhobo Relations and the European Presence 1884-1936.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    London: Longmans, (1977). A title in the Ibadan History Series. Contents include Indigenous Antecedents; The rgime of Chief Nana, 1884-1894; The native court system and the career of Chief Dogho, 1900-1925 and more. Contains 3 folding maps. Appendices, bibliography, index. xxi, 301. ISBN: 0-582646383.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue wrappers,

    Book ID: 82761
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  • AND STILL PEACE DID NOT COME: A Memoir of Reconciliation. by Kamara-Umunna, Agnes Fallah and Emily Holland
    Kamara-Umunna, Agnes Fallah and Emily Holland
    AND STILL PEACE DID NOT COME: A Memoir of Reconciliation.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2011). Hardcover first edition - As a child Agnes Kamara-Umunna and her family fled Liberia in advance of the army of child soldiers led by Charles Turner. After years of exile, with the fighting seemingly over, she returned to Liberia, a country devastated by years of civil war with families torn apart and villages destroyed. She accepted a job at UN-run radio station and, as a 43-year-old single mother of four, she headed out to the ghettos of Monrovia and befriended these former child soldiers. One by one, as they spoke on her program, 'Straight from the Heart,' it seemed like reconciliation and forgiveness might be possible. This book is not only Agnes's memoir: it is…

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    New York: Hyperion, (2011). Hardcover first edition - As a child Agnes Kamara-Umunna and her family fled Liberia in advance of the army of child soldiers led by Charles Turner. After years of exile, with the fighting seemingly over, she returned to Liberia, a country devastated by years of civil war with families torn apart and villages destroyed. She accepted a job at UN-run radio station and, as a 43-year-old single mother of four, she headed out to the ghettos of Monrovia and befriended these former child soldiers. One by one, as they spoke on her program, 'Straight from the Heart,' it seemed like reconciliation and forgiveness might be possible. This book is not only Agnes's memoir: it is also a testimony to a nation's descent into the horrors of civil war and its subsequent rise out of the ashes. x, 302 pp. ISBN: 978-1401323578.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 83331
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  • BLACK LIVINGSTON: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo. by Kennedy, Pagan.
    Kennedy, Pagan.
    BLACK LIVINGSTON: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of William Sheppard, a 24-year-old African-American and Southern Presbyterian missionary who n 1890 left New York for the Congo. During the next 20 years, he explored that country, discovering a lake that now bears his name; made contact with the Kuba kingdom (he was made a Kuba prince), although he failed in his attempt to create a "utopia of African-American achievement in Africa." He exposed the brutal, genocidal treatment of Africans by the Belgian colonial authorities, which resulted in his being tried for slander, and more. Publisher's Weekly notes that this book "captures the undercurrent of horror found everywhere in the late 19th-century Congo while honoring Sheppard's…

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    New York: Viking, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of William Sheppard, a 24-year-old African-American and Southern Presbyterian missionary who n 1890 left New York for the Congo. During the next 20 years, he explored that country, discovering a lake that now bears his name; made contact with the Kuba kingdom (he was made a Kuba prince), although he failed in his attempt to create a "utopia of African-American achievement in Africa." He exposed the brutal, genocidal treatment of Africans by the Belgian colonial authorities, which resulted in his being tried for slander, and more. Publisher's Weekly notes that this book "captures the undercurrent of horror found everywhere in the late 19th-century Congo while honoring Sheppard's accomplishments, heroism and character." SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated with many never before published photographs, notes, bibliography, index. xviii, 237 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-670030368.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84431
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  • MOVE YOUR SHADOW: South Africa, Black and White. by Lelyveld, Joseph.
    Lelyveld, Joseph.
    MOVE YOUR SHADOW: South Africa, Black and White.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Times Books, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning, New York Times South Africa correspondent (who was expelled from South Africa in the mid-60's and returned 15 years later), this is a frank look at the South African way of life and a searing indictment of the effects of apartheid. Dustjacket comments from Athol Fugard and Bishop Desmond Tutu. Includes index and notes. 390 pages. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-8129-12373.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (price-clipped, sunning to spine of dj).

    Book ID: 38826
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  • Levine, Janet; Foreword by Carolyn Forche.
    INSIDE APARTHEID: One Woman's Struggle in South Africa.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Contemporary Books Inc., (1988). Hardcover first edition - A very personal account of what it was like to be a white activist again apartheid in South Africa. "Despite a shielded, middle-class upbringing in Johannesburg, Levine nevertheless became aware of the malignant effects of apartheid when she was still young; as the police and military imprisoned, tortured, banished and shot thousands of blacks, she became an active opponent of the regime, she notes. Eventually, as a city councilor and newspaper columnist, she was able to criticize and focus media attention on the government's policies and their effects." Foreword by Carolyn Forche. Illustrated with photographs. xvi, 287 pp. ISBN: 0-809245442.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85012
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  • AFRICAN LEGACY: Solutions for a Community in Crisis. by Lugan, Bernard.
    Lugan, Bernard.
    AFRICAN LEGACY: Solutions for a Community in Crisis.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Carnot USA Books, 2003. SIGNED first edition - A controversial work by this Moroccan born African scholar, one which focuses on "the failure of the West to take into account the continent's ethnic realities. . . . His book describes a seven-step process leading to a redesign of the borders inherited from the colonial era and a healthy recognition of the ethnic realities that are tearing Africa apart." SIGNED on the half title page and dated in Los Angeles in May 2003 - that is, before publication. Translated and adapted by Tom Clegg. Map, index, footnotes. 225 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy printed gray wrappers.

    Book ID: 72517
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  • TRIBAL STUDIES IN NORTHERN NIGERIA: Volume I. by Meek, C. K.
    Meek, C. K.
    TRIBAL STUDIES IN NORTHERN NIGERIA: Volume I.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1931. dj. Hardcover first edition - Volume One only - but each tribal section is complete in itself. As noted in the preface, they are the result of five years of collecting reports on fifty non-Muslim tribes in northern Nigeria. Includes significant information on traveling in the area, on the different languages, and the customs of the various tribes. This volume includes studies of The Bachama and Mbula, Bura and Pabir Tribes, the Bata speaking peoples, the Kilba and Margi of Adamawa, the Chamba, the Verre, the Mambila and others. Vocabulary at the end of each chapter. Illustrated with 60 photographic plates, folding map tipped in at rear. x, 582 pp.

    Condition: Very good in brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a a rather poor example of the uncommon dust jacket (dj is missing almost half of the spine)

    Book ID: 83798
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  • BLAME ME ON HISTORY. by Modisane, Bloke (1923-1986)
    Modisane, Bloke (1923-1986)
    BLAME ME ON HISTORY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1963. dj. Hardcover first edition - An autobiography, banned in South Africa upon its publication in 1963, which describes growing up and living under apartheid. Praise from Langston Hughes who calls Modisane a "writer of power and persuasion." Includes a postscript by the author. 311 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper, some rubbing and wear to the dj, price-clipped) .

    Book ID: 79691
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  • SKETCH OF THE FORESTRY OF WEST AFRICA with Particular Reference to its Present Principal Commercial Products. by Moloney, Alfred.
    Moloney, Alfred.
    SKETCH OF THE FORESTRY OF WEST AFRICA with Particular Reference to its Present Principal Commercial Products.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1887. Hardcover first edition - A book which attempts to rectify the idea that most of Africa is nothing but "bush." Includes several appendices, index to the economic plants and a general index. vi, 533 pp plus a 32 pp publisher's catalogue.

    Condition: Very good overall in publisher's original green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover, thin gilt bands. Significant foxing to the preliminary and title pages and to the ads at the rear, but only occasional marginal spots in most of the book. Previous owner's name date 1894, hinges starting but still a tight and straight copy.

    Book ID: 80926
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