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  • WHO'S IN RABBIT'S HOUSE? A Masai Tale. by Aardema, Verna; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
    Aardema, Verna; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
    WHO'S IN RABBIT'S HOUSE? A Masai Tale.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (1977.) dj. Hardcover - Adapted by Aardema from the Masai tale 'The Long One' and illustrated in full color, using pastels and tempura, by the Dillons. Large square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8037-95505.

    Condition: Ex-school library with the usual markings, a tear to the front endpaper, but overall good condition in a bright and attractive and unmarked dust jacket..

    Book ID: 56086
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  • A HISTORY OF ZANZIBAR: A Study in Constitutional Development 1934-64 by Ayany, S. G.
    Ayany, S. G.
    A HISTORY OF ZANZIBAR: A Study in Constitutional Development 1934-64

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Nairobi, Kenya: Kenya Literature Bureau, (1983, c 1970). Illustrated with maps and photographs. Includes several appendices, bibliography, index. 208 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed blue and black wrappers (toning to pages, but otherwise clean and tight)

    Book ID: 85081
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  • THREE JOURNEYS with three forewords by Viscount Cave and appreciations of Sir Lloyd Mathews by H.H. Sultan Mohamed Aga Khan and Sir Rennell Rodd. by Cave, Viscountess (Anne Estella Sarah Penfold Mathews 1885-1938)
    Cave, Viscountess (Anne Estella Sarah Penfold Mathews 1885-1938)
    THREE JOURNEYS with three forewords by Viscount Cave and appreciations of Sir Lloyd Mathews by H.H. Sultan Mohamed Aga Khan and Sir Rennell Rodd.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Thornton Butterworth, Limited, (1928). Hardcover first edition - Accounts based on the diaries she kept (to win a bit with her sister) on three journeys to East Africa, including Zanzibar and Uganda in 1901, to South Africa in 1919 and to Canada and America in 1920. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 17 internal plates. Index. xv, 286 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, some foxing to edges of textblock, previous owner's name dated 1932.

    Book ID: 81284
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  • Halladay, Eric.
    THE EMERGENT CONTINENT: Africa in the Nineteenth Century.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - An excellent overview of the history of Africa in the years after 1800, focusing on the roles of the Africans themselves, well illustrated with drawings and photographs, six maps. One of the titles in the series Benn's World Histories. Index. 144 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36495
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  • BURR MCINTOSH MONTHLY, JULY, 1909, Volume XIX, Number 6. by McIntosh, Burr (1862-1942) , editor. Mac Queen, Peter; George M Cohan, and others.
    McIntosh, Burr (1862-1942) , editor. Mac Queen, Peter; George M Cohan, and others.
    BURR MCINTOSH MONTHLY, JULY, 1909, Volume XIX, Number 6.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Burr McIntosh Monthly, 1909. First edition - The Burr McIntosh Monthly was a monthly magazine started and edited by Burr McIntosh which lasted from 1903 to 1910. Clark Hobart was the art director. Each issue consisted mainly of high quality photographs, which was appropriate since McIntosh himself was a photographer. Many were of famous people, others were striking scenic images. The issues were bound by string so as to encourage framing of the photographs (among them in this issue are Glacier Point at Yosemite and one of the "coastal giants" - redwood trees) This 1909 issue features a long article on "Picturesque East Africa" by Peter Mac Queen, illustrated with many photographs, including a full page tinted…

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    New York: Burr McIntosh Monthly, 1909. First edition - The Burr McIntosh Monthly was a monthly magazine started and edited by Burr McIntosh which lasted from 1903 to 1910. Clark Hobart was the art director. Each issue consisted mainly of high quality photographs, which was appropriate since McIntosh himself was a photographer. Many were of famous people, others were striking scenic images. The issues were bound by string so as to encourage framing of the photographs (among them in this issue are Glacier Point at Yosemite and one of the "coastal giants" - redwood trees) This 1909 issue features a long article on "Picturesque East Africa" by Peter Mac Queen, illustrated with many photographs, including a full page tinted photograph facing the title, and with a tissue guard. Also included is a section of "art studies" - tasteful pin ups of 1909, an article on hallation in photocraft and notably "Some Curious Persons We Meet and Hear From" by George M. Cohan. Many advertisements - the first page is a full page ad by Tiffany. Lovely art nouveau cover.

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    Condition: Very good (some wear to the edges of the cover, a few pages with short edge tears, but overall very bright and attractive.)

    Book ID: 81660
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  • SOME PERSPECTIVES ON THE MAU MAU MOVEMENT: Kenya Historical Review, Vol. 5 No. 2, 1977 by Ochieng, William R. and Karim K Janmohamed, editors.
    Ochieng, William R. and Karim K Janmohamed, editors.
    SOME PERSPECTIVES ON THE MAU MAU MOVEMENT: Kenya Historical Review, Vol. 5 No. 2, 1977

    Edition: First printing.

    Nairobi: Kenya Literature Bureau, 1977. First edition - A Special Issue of the Kenya Historical Review, Vol. 5 No. 2, 1977 with twelve articles on the topic, and an introduction by Bethwell A. Ogot. Slightly oversized trade paperback. pp 169-403.

    Condition: Very good in green illustrated covers.

    Book ID: 82512
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  • THE BOOK OF SECRETS. by Vassanji, M. G.
    Vassanji, M. G.
    THE BOOK OF SECRETS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Picador, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which opens in 1988, with retired schoolteacher Pius Fernandes discovering the 1913 diary of a British colonial administrator, which draws him into the history of the Asian community of East Africa and the liaisons, secrets, and feelings of its people. Winner of the first Giller Prize in - the jury citation called it Part generational history, part detective story, part social chronicle, the novel is a living tapestry to join the past to the present." Glossary. Map frontispiece. 337 pp. ISBN: 0-312140835.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84574
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