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  • HEAVEN LAKE. by Dalton, John.
    Dalton, John.
    HEAVEN LAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's debut novel, set in Taiwan (where the author lived for several years) and China, winner of the Sue Kaufman Award for First Fiction. 451 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-46349.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a new, unread copy but with a remainder line)

    Book ID: 59271
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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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  • Peters, Jensine Oerts (1879-1960.)
    TESTS AND TRIUMPHS OF ARMENIANS IN TURKEY AND MACEDONIA.

    Edition: New edition (originally published 1940.)

    Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, nd (1958.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper and dated "New Year 1959. Includes a foreword to this new edition by Dr. C. T. Walberg. Written by a Danish woman missionary who spent "forty-seven years of service to the Armenian people" starting in 1904, this is a recollection of some of her experiences and memories of her years there. Included is an account of working with the widows of the 1896 massacre of Malatia; although she had to return to Denmark in 1914 for health reasons, she went back to the area in 1922, first to Rodosto (Tikirdag) in Thrace where thousands of Armenian refugees were living,…

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    Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, nd (1958.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper and dated "New Year 1959. Includes a foreword to this new edition by Dr. C. T. Walberg. Written by a Danish woman missionary who spent "forty-seven years of service to the Armenian people" starting in 1904, this is a recollection of some of her experiences and memories of her years there. Included is an account of working with the widows of the 1896 massacre of Malatia; although she had to return to Denmark in 1914 for health reasons, she went back to the area in 1922, first to Rodosto (Tikirdag) in Thrace where thousands of Armenian refugees were living, survivors of the deportations and "the death march" of 1915-1918. She describes the "catastrophe at Smyrna" and her flight with thousands of refugees to Thessalonika after the Mundania agreement which gave Thrace to Turkey had been signed. Illustrated with black and white photographs, 96 pp. plus 10 pp of illustrations. Laid in is an obituary of the author, clipped from a newspaper.

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    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.(loss of about 1cm at top of spine, other minor edgewear to dj.) Very uncommon, especially signed and in a dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37392
    View cart More details Price: $200.00