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  • THE LEOPARD'S PREY. by Arruda, Suzanne.
    Arruda, Suzanne.
    THE LEOPARD'S PREY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Obsidian - New American Library - NAL, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth mystery featuring the unconventional American adventuress and photojournalist, Jade Del Cameron, set in Africa in the early 1920's. Author's notes. 370 pp. ISBN: 9780451225863.

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

    Book ID: 54362
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  • STALKING IVORY. by Arruda, Suzanne.
    Arruda, Suzanne.
    STALKING IVORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: New American Library - NAL, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring the unconventional American adventuress and photojournalist, Jade Del Cameron, set in Africa in the early 1920's. SIGNED on the title page with an elephant drawing by author .340 pp Map frontispiece. Author's notes. 359 pp. ISBN: 0-451-220264.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (toning/yellowing to edges of textblock).

    Book ID: 55992
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  • THE DAY OF CREATION. by Ballard, J. G.
    Ballard, J. G.
    THE DAY OF CREATION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in "the parched, diseased, impoverished terrain of central Africa" where in front of the doctor struggling to bring water to the area, an apparent miracle occurs. As a tractor gouges the ground for an airstrip, "water bubbles to the surface, first a trickle, but soon a powerful flood. and a sizeable river seems to be forming." A combination of speculative and realistic fiction. 254 pp. Dust jacket by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-88619-1815.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65033
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  • THE DAY OF CREATION. by Ballard, J. G.
    Ballard, J. G.
    THE DAY OF CREATION.

    Edition: First Canadian printing.

    Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in "the parched, diseased, impoverished terrain of central Africa" where in front of the doctor struggling to bring water to the area, an apparent miracle occurs. As a tractor gouges the ground for an airstrip, "water bubbles to the surface, first a trickle, but soon a powerful flood. and a sizeable river seems to be forming." A combination of speculative and realistic fiction. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-88619-1815.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (stain to bottom edge of textblock, tear to rear cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 53761
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  • MISTER JOHNSON. by Cary, Joyce.
    Cary, Joyce.
    MISTER JOHNSON.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Time-Life Books, (1981.). Reprint of Cary's greatest novel with a new introduction by V. S. Pritchett and an editor's preface. xv, 300 pp,

    Condition: Very good in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51690
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  • THE FARTHER SHORE. by Eck, Matthew.
    Eck, Matthew.
    THE FARTHER SHORE.

    Edition: First printing.

    [Minneapolis]: Milkweed Editions, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, winner of the Milkweed National Fiction Prize. "When a small unit of soldiers are stranded and left to fend for themselves in hostile territory, their only option is to keep moving, to evade the gangs and tribesmen who rule the streets. As the soldiers wander, they encounter a series of chilling and surreal visions that will test their skills and their sanity." Set in Mogadishu in Somalia, amid famine, bombs, gun and death. 176 pp. ISBN: 1-571310576.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39760
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  • THE GOLDEN POOL: A Story of a Forgotten Mine. by Freeman, R. Austin (1862-1943)
    Freeman, R. Austin (1862-1943)
    THE GOLDEN POOL: A Story of a Forgotten Mine.

    Edition: Second edition.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, nd [1927.]. Hardcover - A re-publication of Freeman's first novel, an adventure story set in Africa and originally published in 1905 (preceding his Dr Thorndyke mystery novels.) This includes a new author preface in which Freeman states that "It presents a faithful picture of the interior of Africa as I saw it in the course of my wanderings through Ashanti and the northern countries some forty years ago. . . The element of fiction is limited to the actual story: the background is rendered with literal truth." 319 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in blue cloth with black lettering - some foxing mostly to the preliminary pages, some marginal lines and scattered underlining, corners slightly bumped.

    Book ID: 49996
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  • Gaddis, William, (1922-1998.)
    CARPENTER'S GOTHIC.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel, one of his shortest and darkest, by this important American writer. His second novel, J. R. won the National Book Award (as did his fourth novel, 'A Frolic of His Own') and Gaddis had already received the MacArthur award by the time this was published. This novel "centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a beleaguered Vietnam veteran out for the main chance.. From their 'carpenter gothic' rented house on the Hudson River, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude, an evangelistic preacher mounting a grand crusade against the forces of evil" - one that suits a mining combine bidding to…

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    New York: Viking, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel, one of his shortest and darkest, by this important American writer. His second novel, J. R. won the National Book Award (as did his fourth novel, 'A Frolic of His Own') and Gaddis had already received the MacArthur award by the time this was published. This novel "centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a beleaguered Vietnam veteran out for the main chance.. From their 'carpenter gothic' rented house on the Hudson River, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude, an evangelistic preacher mounting a grand crusade against the forces of evil" - one that suits a mining combine bidding to take over a major ore strike on the site of Ude's African radio station and mission. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-670697931.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38647
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  • Gaddis, William, (1922-1998.)
    CARPENTER'S GOTHIC.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Viking, 1985. dj. Hardcover - The third novel, one of his shortest and darkest, by this important American writer. His second novel, J. R. won the National Book Award (as did his fourth novel, 'A Frolic of His Own') and Gaddis had already received the MacArthur award by the time this was published. This novel "centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a beleaguered Vietnam veteran out for the main chance.. From their 'carpenter gothic' rented house on the Hudson River, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude, an evangelistic preacher mounting a grand crusade against the forces of evil" - one that suits a mining combine bidding to take over…

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    New York: Viking, 1985. dj. Hardcover - The third novel, one of his shortest and darkest, by this important American writer. His second novel, J. R. won the National Book Award (as did his fourth novel, 'A Frolic of His Own') and Gaddis had already received the MacArthur award by the time this was published. This novel "centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a beleaguered Vietnam veteran out for the main chance.. From their 'carpenter gothic' rented house on the Hudson River, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude, an evangelistic preacher mounting a grand crusade against the forces of evil" - one that suits a mining combine bidding to take over a major ore strike on the site of Ude's African radio station and mission. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-670697931.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket. (remainder mark, edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 38649
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  • A GUEST OF HONOUR. by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    A GUEST OF HONOUR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - A long and complex political novel by this Nobel laureate- one which explores the role of revolutionary ideas in the then new African states, but mostly from the viewpoint of an English liberal, the title figure of this novel, a man who had been expelled by the British colonial office for siding with the nationalist movement who has now been invited back for the independence celebrations. Awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in Britain in 1971. 504 pp. ISBN: 0-670356549.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79965
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  • THE SPIDER SAPPHIRE MYSTERY: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 45. by Keene, Carolyn.
    Keene, Carolyn.
    THE SPIDER SAPPHIRE MYSTERY: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 45.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1985, c 1968.). Hardcover - Mystery set while on a safari in East Africa with a group of American college students. . Cover by Rudy Nappi. Lists to #56 on back cover and on order form in rear of book. Illustrated with a plain frontispiece and 5 internal drawings. Format 19 with oval endpapers. 176 pp. plus order form. ISBN: 0-448-095459.

    Condition: Just about fine in matte (flat finish) illustrated boards with yellow spine.

    Book ID: 68524
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  • TO ASMARA. by Keneally, Thomas.
    Keneally, Thomas.
    TO ASMARA.

    Edition: First Canadian edition.

    Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the war torn horn of Africa by this Australian writer. A Western journalist, along with several others, makes a trip into the mountains of Eritrea to the rebel base there 290 pp. ISBN: 0-88619-2382.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57616
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  • TO ASMARA. by Keneally, Thomas.
    Keneally, Thomas.
    TO ASMARA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Warner, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in the war torn horn of Africa by this Australian writer. A Western journalist, along with several others, makes a trip into the mountains of Eritrea to the rebel base there SIGNED on the title page and dated in 1995. Map., 290 pp. ISBN: 0-88619-2382.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58804
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  • AN OBVIOUS ENCHANTMENT. by Malarkey, Tucker
    Malarkey, Tucker
    AN OBVIOUS ENCHANTMENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set mostly on an island in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. Dustjacket praise by Peter Matthiessen who called it "An exciting, intelligently imagined story." 404 pp. ISBN: 0-375-504095.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43849
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  • RICHER THAN ALL HIS TRIBE. by Monsarrat, Nicholas.
    Monsarrat, Nicholas.
    RICHER THAN ALL HIS TRIBE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - His second novel to be set on the fictious island of Pharamaul off the coast of Africa. 372 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54077
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  • THE SECOND COMING OF MAVALA SHIKONGO. by Orner, Peter.
    Orner, Peter.
    THE SECOND COMING OF MAVALA SHIKONGO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, (2006.). First edition - First novel (second book) by this highly acclaimed young writer - set in Namibia in Africa. Notes. 310 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65418
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  • THE KALAHARI TYPING SCHOOL FOR MEN, by Smith, Alexander McCall.
    Smith, Alexander McCall.
    THE KALAHARI TYPING SCHOOL FOR MEN,

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED bookplate pasted onto front endpaper. Fourth novel set in Gamborone, the capital of Botswana and featuring Precious Ramotswe and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. 186 pp. ISBN: 0-37542217X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49370
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  • THE KALAHARI TYPING SCHOOL FOR MEN. by Smith, Alexander McCall.
    Smith, Alexander McCall.
    THE KALAHARI TYPING SCHOOL FOR MEN.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Anchor Books, (2004.). Fourth novel set in Gamborone, the capital of Botswana and featuring Precious Ramotswe and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. 191 pp. ISBN: 0-37542217X.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 51673
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  • TEA TIME FOR THE TRADITIONALLY BUILT. by Smith, Alexander McCall.
    Smith, Alexander McCall.
    TEA TIME FOR THE TRADITIONALLY BUILT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Tenth novel set in Gamborone, the capital of Botswana and featuring Precious Ramotswe and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Basis for the HBO series. 212 pp. ISBN: 9780375424496.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (tear to dj at side of spine.)

    Book ID: 50447
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  • THE MIRACLE AT SPEEDY MOTORS. by Smith, Alexander McCall.
    Smith, Alexander McCall.
    THE MIRACLE AT SPEEDY MOTORS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Ninth novel set in Gamborone, the capital of Botswana and featuring Precious Ramotswe and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Basis for the HBO series. 214 pp. ISBN: 9780375424489.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50448
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  • IN THE COMPANY OF CHEERFUL LADIES. by Smith, Alexander McCall.
    Smith, Alexander McCall.
    IN THE COMPANY OF CHEERFUL LADIES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Gamborone, the capital of Botswana and featuring Precious Ramotswe and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Basis for the HBO series. 233 pp. ISBN: 0-375422714.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56939
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  • THE FULL CUPBOARD OF LIFE. by Smith, Alexander McCall.
    Smith, Alexander McCall.
    THE FULL CUPBOARD OF LIFE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fifth novel set in Gamborone, the capital of Botswana and featuring Precious Ramotswe and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-375422188.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43192
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  • Smith, Alexander McCall.
    THE KALAHARI TYPING SCHOOL FOR MEN,

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by Smith on the title page, Fourth novel set in Gamborone, the capital of Botswana and featuring Precious Ramotswe and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. 186 pp. ISBN: 0-37542217X.

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

    Book ID: 36326
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  • BLUE SHOES AND HAPPINESS. by Smith, Alexander McCall.
    Smith, Alexander McCall.
    BLUE SHOES AND HAPPINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Edinburgh: Polygon, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Seventh novel set in Gamborone, the capital of Botswana and featuring Precious Ramotswe and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. SIGNED on the title page. 233 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 1-904598633.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78070
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  • Smith, Alexander McCall.
    THE FULL CUPBOARD OF LIFE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fifth novel set in Gamborone, the capital of Botswana and featuring Precious Ramotswe and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-375422188.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (peeled spot on front endpaper, short closed tear to rear cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 38216
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  • IN THE COMPANY OF CHEERFUL LADIES. by Smith, Alexander McCall.
    Smith, Alexander McCall.
    IN THE COMPANY OF CHEERFUL LADIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Edinburgh: Polygon, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in Gamborone, the capital of Botswana and featuring Precious Ramotswe and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. SIGNED on the title page. Basis for the HBO series. 231 pp. ISBN: 1-904598064.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77344
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  • BLUE SHOES AND HAPPINESS. by Smith, Alexander McCall.
    Smith, Alexander McCall.
    BLUE SHOES AND HAPPINESS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Seventh novel set in Gamborone, the capital of Botswana and featuring Precious Ramotswe and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-375-422722.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44539
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  • GOOD HUSBAND OF ZEBRA DRIVE. by Smith, Alexander McCall.
    Smith, Alexander McCall.
    GOOD HUSBAND OF ZEBRA DRIVE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Seventh novel set in Gamborone, the capital of Botswana and featuring Precious Ramotswe and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-375-422737.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 44540
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  • TEA TIME FOR THE TRADITIONALLY BUILT. by Smith, Alexander McCall.
    Smith, Alexander McCall.
    TEA TIME FOR THE TRADITIONALLY BUILT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Gamborone, the capital of Botswana and featuring Precious Ramotswe and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Basis for the HBO series. 212 pp. ISBN: 978-0-375424496.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76929
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  • Smith, Alexander McCall.
    THE TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Anchor Books, (2002.). Novel set in Gamborone, the capital of Botswana and featuring Precious Ramotswe and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. 227 pp. ISBN: 1-4000-31354.

    Condition: Fine

    Book ID: 38472
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