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  • ELEMENTS IN LUVALE BELIEFS AND RITUALS; Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 32. by [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] White, C. N. M.
    [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] White, C. N. M.
    ELEMENTS IN LUVALE BELIEFS AND RITUALS; Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 32.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press of behalf of The Institute for African Studies, Zambia, (1961). First edition - Foreword by Raymond Apthorpe. Focuses on initiation rites, but also includes chapter on general beliefs. missionary influence, ec. Illustrated with photographs. 74 pp plus bibliography and list of other publications.

    Condition: Near fine in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 80924
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  • SHARING THE SAME BOWL: A Socioeconomic History of Women and Class in Accra, Ghana. by Robertson, Claire C.
    Robertson, Claire C.
    SHARING THE SAME BOWL: A Socioeconomic History of Women and Class in Accra, Ghana.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Bloomington: University of Michigan Press, (1990). "A groundbreaking theoretical exploration of the relationship between class formation and gender based on intensive study of the recent historical experience of Ghanaian market women." Photographs, charts and graphs. Prologue, blbiography, index. xv, 299 pp. ISBN: 0-472064444.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55779
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  • THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF MEDICINE: From Culture to Method. by Romanucci-Ross, Lola, Daniel E. Moerman and Laurence R. Tancredi and others, contributors.
    Romanucci-Ross, Lola, Daniel E. Moerman and Laurence R. Tancredi and others, contributors.
    THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF MEDICINE: From Culture to Method.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Praeger Special Studies, (1983). Hardcover first edition - Classic work cited in American Anthropologist as "must reading for all medical anthropologists, physicians, advanced medical anthropology students and advanced medical students," This is "both a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing field of medical anthropology and a state-of-the-art reference work. . . The contributors to this volume examine the acculturation process of healer, physician, and patient in diverse cultural settings. They explore the social and cultural context of medical events as well as the process of medical thought and problem solving." The diverse topics range from Aztec and European medicine in the new world to a study of traditional medicine among the Ningerum of Papua, shamastic healing among…

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    New York: Praeger Special Studies, (1983). Hardcover first edition - Classic work cited in American Anthropologist as "must reading for all medical anthropologists, physicians, advanced medical anthropology students and advanced medical students," This is "both a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing field of medical anthropology and a state-of-the-art reference work. . . The contributors to this volume examine the acculturation process of healer, physician, and patient in diverse cultural settings. They explore the social and cultural context of medical events as well as the process of medical thought and problem solving." The diverse topics range from Aztec and European medicine in the new world to a study of traditional medicine among the Ningerum of Papua, shamastic healing among the Indians of Southern California, Iroquois medicinal plants, the placebo effect, the use of plants in tooth cleaning in Africa and elsewhere, and much more. Notes and references at the end of each paper. List of contributors. Index. xiii, 400 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0621926.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy green boards with gilt lettering.

    Book ID: 62163
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  • LIVES OF COURAGE: Women for a New South Africa. by Russell, Diana E.
    Russell, Diana E.
    LIVES OF COURAGE: Women for a New South Africa.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books, (1989). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author, a professor at Mills College in Oakland, California was raised in a white, English-speaking South African family. She left at age 20, but returned to South Africa in 1987 "to record these 24 moving oral histories of Black, white and Indian women activist leaders of diverse ages, backgrounds and occupations in their struggles against oppression by the regime and by men. In addition to torture, sexual terrorism and degradation endured during prison terms, many of these women sacrificed motherhood to activism. Such famous leaders as Winnie Mandela, Albertina Sisula and Helen Joseph, among others included here, expect a revolution and stress the need for international pressure. Among…

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    New York: Basic Books, (1989). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author, a professor at Mills College in Oakland, California was raised in a white, English-speaking South African family. She left at age 20, but returned to South Africa in 1987 "to record these 24 moving oral histories of Black, white and Indian women activist leaders of diverse ages, backgrounds and occupations in their struggles against oppression by the regime and by men. In addition to torture, sexual terrorism and degradation endured during prison terms, many of these women sacrificed motherhood to activism. Such famous leaders as Winnie Mandela, Albertina Sisula and Helen Joseph, among others included here, expect a revolution and stress the need for international pressure. Among those interviewed are members of the banned African National Congress, trade unions and groups primarily concerned with sexism and other feminist issues." Illustrated with photographs. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper. Double page map, Glossary and abbrevitions, Chronology of major events, index. xiv, 375 pp. ISBN: 0-465041396.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79166
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  • THE SOURCE OF ALL EVIL: African Proverbs and Sayings on Women. by Schipper, Mineke
    Schipper, Mineke
    THE SOURCE OF ALL EVIL: African Proverbs and Sayings on Women.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Allison & Busby, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Arranged topically - from girl and woman through beauty and life to witchcraft and poisoning. Map. Notes on oral sources, bibliography. ISBN: 0-85032-8637.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (crinkling to bottom edge of back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 53986
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  • GHANA MUST GO. by Selasi, Taiye.
    Selasi, Taiye.
    GHANA MUST GO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: The Penguin Press, (2013). First edition - The author's first novel , one which focuses on the complicated relationships among members of an African family and the "transformative power of unconditional love." 318 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 77530
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  • GHANA MUST GO. by Selasi, Taiye.
    Selasi, Taiye.
    GHANA MUST GO.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: The Penguin Press, (2013). First edition - The author's first novel , one which focuses on the complicated relationships among members of an African family and the "transformative power of unconditional love." 321 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 59644
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  • GHANA MUST GO. by Selasi, Taiye.
    Selasi, Taiye.
    GHANA MUST GO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Penguin Press, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel , one which focuses on the complicated relationships among members of an African family and the "transformative power of unconditional love." 321 pp. ISBN: 978-1594204494.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67884
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  • IN SOUTHERN LIGHT: Trekking Through Zaire and the Amazon. by Shoumatoff, Alex,
    Shoumatoff, Alex,
    IN SOUTHERN LIGHT: Trekking Through Zaire and the Amazon.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of two excursions in tropical rain forests by a journalist who is described as 'part biologist, part linguist, part anthropologist, ...who is fascinated by other ways of living..'. In the first section he describes his ascent of the Nhamunda river, a little-known, but long, tributary of the Amazon; in the second part he explores Zaire in Africa, trekking into the heart of the Ituri forest, the land of the BaMbuti and Efi pygmies. Cover praise from Russell Banks and Tracy Kidder. Index. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-671494414.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41157
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  • AFRICAN TEXTILES AND DECORATIVE ARTS. by Sieber, Roy; Museum of Modern Art.
    Sieber, Roy; Museum of Modern Art.
    AFRICAN TEXTILES AND DECORATIVE ARTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Museum of Modern Art, New York, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive book on African textiles and personal adornments, with examples selected from over 2400 items in 77 private and public collections. Pprepared for 1973 exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Includes textiles, clothing and headresses, as well as decorative arts including jewelry, body tattoos and scarification patterns. Illustrated with 244 photographs, 40 in full color. Map. Notes, bibliography. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-870702289.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (neat comment on title page, price-clipped, some light edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 76388
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  • Siwundhla, Alice Princess
    ALICE PRINCESS: An Autobiography

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Mountain View, CA & and Omaha, NE: Pacific Press Publishing Association 1966. dj. SIGNED hardcover - SIGNED on front endpaper 'with love' Autobiography of an African orphan, who was educated in a mission school and then adopted by an American couple. Her life was featured in a "This is Your Life" segment, and she herself returned to Africa in a missionary capacity.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (prev owner's name, large chip to front cover of dj, spine faded, other edgewear)

    Book ID: 27218
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  • Siwundhla, Alice Princess
    ALICE PRINCESS: An Autobiography

    Edition: First printing.

    Mountain View, CA & and Omaha, NE: Pacific Press Publishing Association 1966. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on front endpaper with 'best wishes' Autobiography of an African orphan, who was educated in a mission school and then adopted by an American couple. Her life was featured in a "This is Your Life" segment, and she herself returned to Africa in a missionary capacity.

    Condition: Fine i n illustrated boards, in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 25039
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  • THE GIRL WHO MARRIED A LION: and Other Tales from Africa by Smith, Alexander McCall
    Smith, Alexander McCall
    THE GIRL WHO MARRIED A LION: and Other Tales from Africa

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of folk tales from Zimbabwe and Botswana, retold by the author best known for his series in "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" xiv, 189 pp. ISBN: 9780375423123.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (rubbing to back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 57852
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  • MORALITY FOR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS. by Smith, Alexander McCall.
    Smith, Alexander McCall.
    MORALITY FOR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS.

    Edition: Trade paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Anchor Books, (2002). SIGNED first edition - The third book in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by this Scottish writer who was born in Rhodesia (now Zimbawe). Precious Ramotswe, founder and owner of the detective agency is hired to investigate the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important Government Man, and the moral character of the four finalists of the Miss Beauty and Integrity Contest. SIGNED on the title page. 227 pp plus 1 pp advertising the next book in the series. ISBN: 1-400031362.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80903
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  • IDANRE AND OTHER POEMS. by Soyinka, Wole.
    Soyinka, Wole.
    IDANRE AND OTHER POEMS.

    Edition: 2nd printing (originally published in 1967).

    London: Methuen, (1969) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The first collection of poems by this Nobel Prize winning author, published when he was in prison in Nigeria for allegedly supporting secessionist Biafra. SIGNED on the title page and uncommon thus. Notes, 88 pp. ISBN: 0-416-46310x.

    Condition: Very good in a fair dust jacket (spot on front endpaper, chip at bottom of dj spine, closed tear and associated creasing on front cover of dj, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 73791
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  • RAINBOW'S END: A Memoir of Childhood, War, and an African Farm. by St. John, Lauren.
    St. John, Lauren.
    RAINBOW'S END: A Memoir of Childhood, War, and an African Farm.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York, NY: Scribner, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A lyrical, haunting story of family, love, and loss in a land as dangerous as it is beautiful." (Jeannette Walls) A story of growing up in war torn Rhodesia during the 1970s and early 1980s. Photographs. Glossary. 269 pp. ISBN: 978-0-743286794.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55223
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  • jANUARY SUN: One Day, Three Lives, A South African Town. by Stengel, Richard.
    Stengel, Richard.
    jANUARY SUN: One Day, Three Lives, A South African Town.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, one which takes us below the surface to look at the lives of three men in the small town of Brits in the Western Transvaal, South Africa -a white Afrikaaner vet, a black taxi driver and a young Indian shopkeeper. Includes an afterword which updates the situation of these three men in 1989. Map. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-671645935.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some discoloration to the black cloth spine, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 69991
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  • ELIZABETI'S DOLL. by Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie; illustrated by Christy Hale.
    Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie; illustrated by Christy Hale.
    ELIZABETI'S DOLL.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Scholastic, (1999) dj. Hardcover - Charming story set in a small village in Tanzania (where the author had served in the Peace Corps.) "Upon the arrival of her new baby brother, Elizabeti decides she needs a doll she can care for the way her mother cares for the new baby. After looking around her village, Elizabeti finds the perfect doll to love, and names her Eva." Illustrated in full color by Christy Hale. Slightly oversized square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-439079748.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69659
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  • DARK STAR SAFARI: Overland from Cairo to Capetown. by Theroux, Paul.
    Theroux, Paul.
    DARK STAR SAFARI: Overland from Cairo to Capetown.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A trip through some of the most threatened and beautiful land in the world, by train, dugout canoe, chicken bus and truck. Forty years after Theroux first went to Africa to teach in the bush in Malawi, he finds devasting changes - poorer, more decrepit, more pessimistic, less educated, more corrupt. 472 pp. ISBN: 0-618-134247.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 49868
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  • A HOODED CROW. by Thomas, Craig.
    Thomas, Craig.
    A HOODED CROW.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (1992). First edition - A novel of international espionage as Sir Kenneth Aubrey and tough Patrick Hyde as they race across Africa in an attempt to thwart an evil and greedy man. 425 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78279
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  • A LIFE IN THE WILD: George Schaller's Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts. by Turner, Pamela S.
    Turner, Pamela S.
    A LIFE IN THE WILD: George Schaller's Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - For more than fifty years, explorer-naturalist George Schaller has been on a mission: to save the world's great wild beasts and their environments. This biography, illustrated throughout with Schaller's own full color photographs and maps, examines how his landmark research revolutionalized field biology, demonstrating that it is possible to study dangerous animals in their own habitats: mountain gorillas in Central Africa, tigers in India, leopards in the Himalayas, and many others. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Sources, index. 103 pp. Square format, slightly oversized. ISBN: 9780374345785.

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

    Book ID: 56691
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  • THE ETHNOBOTANY OF THE TOPNAAR. by Van den Eynden, Veerle; Patrick Vernemmen and Patrick Van Damme.
    Van den Eynden, Veerle; Patrick Vernemmen and Patrick Van Damme.
    THE ETHNOBOTANY OF THE TOPNAAR.

    Edition: First edition, a trade paperback original.

    Gent: Universiteit Gent / The Commission of the European Community, (1992). First edition - The Namib Desert, which extends for 1200 miles along the Atlantic coast of Southern Africa, may be the oldest desert in the world, arid for 55-80 million years, and home to plants found no where else. This book focuses on two groups of Topnaar who live there - in the Kuseb area and in Sesfontein, areas which are quite distant from each other and so have different plants for use. Illustrated with black and white drawings and color photographs. While the book is written in English, sections have been translated into Afrikaans and Nama to make the information more accessible. Includes bibliography and index of…

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    Gent: Universiteit Gent / The Commission of the European Community, (1992). First edition - The Namib Desert, which extends for 1200 miles along the Atlantic coast of Southern Africa, may be the oldest desert in the world, arid for 55-80 million years, and home to plants found no where else. This book focuses on two groups of Topnaar who live there - in the Kuseb area and in Sesfontein, areas which are quite distant from each other and so have different plants for use. Illustrated with black and white drawings and color photographs. While the book is written in English, sections have been translated into Afrikaans and Nama to make the information more accessible. Includes bibliography and index of scientific and vernacular names. Errata slip laid in. 145 pp. plus several blank pages for notes.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77566
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  • MEDICINAL PLANTS OF SOUTH AFRICA. by Van Wyk, Ben-Erik; Bosch van Oudtshoorn and Nigel Gericke.
    Van Wyk, Ben-Erik; Bosch van Oudtshoorn and Nigel Gericke.
    MEDICINAL PLANTS OF SOUTH AFRICA.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Pretoria, SA: Briza, (2002). Hardcover - A look at the medicinal plants which are an important part of South African culture, illustrated throughout with 500 photographs, most in full-color, 135 distribution maps and chemical structure diagrams. "A photographic guide to the most commonly used and best known South African plant medicines, including their botany, main traditional uses and active ingredients. This Revised Edition has been fully updated to incorporate the latest research findings. The book includes: Detailed species descriptions of more than 150 medicinal plants and their close relatives, or other species used in a similar way." Includes a plant list according to ailments; glossary, index. 304 pp. ISBN: 1-875093-095.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 71258
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  • KAWAHA. by Westlake, Donald E.
    Westlake, Donald E.
    KAWAHA.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Reissue of a book originally published in 1982 with a new introduction for this edition by the author. SIGNED on the title page. A story of grand larceny set in Idi Amin's corrupt Uganda. Map. xi, 475 pp plus afterword. ISBN: 0-89296-533-9.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47054
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  • KAWAHA. by Westlake, Donald E.
    Westlake, Donald E.
    KAWAHA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of grand larceny set in Idi Amin's corrupt Uganda. Map. 459 pp plus afterword. ISBN: 0-670-411329.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66515
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  • POSSESSING THE SECRET OF JOY. by Walker, Alice.
    Walker, Alice.
    POSSESSING THE SECRET OF JOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Tashi, a tribal African woman who lives much of her adult life In North America. Although not a sequel to "The Color Purple" or "The Temple of my Familiar," Tashi was a barely glimpsed character there. Combining fact and fiction, this deals with the controversial issue of female genital mutilation and its effect on women. 286 pp. ISBN: 0-15-17315217.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49233
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  • Walker, Alice and Parmar, Pratibha
    WARRIOR MARKS: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the making of a documentary film to educate people about the harmful practice of female genital mutilation. Color frontispiece. Photographs. Bibliography, map endpapers. 373 pp. Slightly oversized. ISBN: 0-15-1000611.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 26013
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  • WARRIOR MARKS: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women. by Walker, Alice and Parmar, Pratibha
    Walker, Alice and Parmar, Pratibha
    WARRIOR MARKS: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the making of a documentary film to educate people about the harmful practice of female genital mutilation. Color frontispiece. Photographs. Bibliography, map endpapers. 373 pp. Slightly oversized. ISBN: 0-15-1000611.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 41155
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  • Ward, Barbara. (Lady Jackson).
    THE LOPSIDED WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1968.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Cogent and provocative analysis of human potential and international resources, [which] compares the "Atlantic third" to the wealthy and privileged class of last century." A title in the Christian A. Herter Lecture series, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies126 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, missing front endpaper, but overall tight and clean in a very good dustjacket.

    Book ID: 30595
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  • NEW SONG IN A STRANGE LAND. by Warner, Esther (decorations by Jo Dendel.)
    Warner, Esther (decorations by Jo Dendel.)
    NEW SONG IN A STRANGE LAND.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1948. Hardcover - A young woman from Iowa, a sculptor and wood-carver, accompanies her husband to Liberia during World War II, where he was to manage a rubber plantation. sometimes humorous account of her learning the ways of the tribes people among whom she was living. Illustrated with sketches and decorations by Liberian artist Jo Dendel. 302 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated green boards with a black cloth spine, gold lettering (bookplate on front pastedown), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75029
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