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  • SU-MEI'S GOLDEN YEAR. by Bro Margueritte Harmon, Illustrated By Wiese Kurt.
    Bro Margueritte Harmon, Illustrated By Wiese Kurt.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1950. dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of Chinese village life, illustrated by Kurt Wiese, in which Su-Mei and her friends preserve the wheat crop and save her village from famine. Both the author and the illustrator had lived in China and have a sympathy and understanding of the people there. 246 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a very good minus dust jacket (some offsetting to the endpapers, chip to upper edge of front cover of dj, smaller chip to lower edge of rear cover)

    Book ID: 63803
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    Du Chaillu, Paul.

    Edition: Illustrated edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, nd (ca 1928) dj. Hardcover - One of five books on Central Africa by this French explorer reissued and rewritten with illustrations by Erick Berry (both full page black and white drawings and many smaller entexte pictures) for younger readers (1216 years indicated on dust jacket.) New introduction by Du Chaillu. Includes accounts of elephant hunting, village life, even cannibals, witch doctors, the barracoons in which slaves were kept before being shipped overseas and much more. 290 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in a quite tattered and edgeworn dust jacket with tape repairs on the interior and general edgewear, but still bright and attractive and now protected by an archival cover..

    Book ID: 43436
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  • A ROYAL AFRICAN (formerly: I Was a Savage) by Modupe, Prince.
    Modupe, Prince.
    A ROYAL AFRICAN (formerly: I Was a Savage)

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Praeger, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of a man born into the the ruling family and destined to be the chief of his village in French Guinea, West Africa, but who instead came to the United States where he had a distinguished career as a musician, writer, actor and lecturer. This book focuses on revealing an African value system rooted in brotherly love, communal responsibility, and harmony with nature. Foreword by Peter B. Hammond. viii, 179 pp

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively fews markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 89117
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  • Sacre'-Coeur, Sister Marie-Andreus du.
    THE HOUSE STANDS FIRM: Family Life in West Africa.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The Bruce Publishing Co., (1962.) dj. First edition - Translated from the French by Alba I. Zizzamia. - the first book by the author, who was a White Sister missionary nurse and worked for many years in Francophone West Africa, to appear in English. Covers West African family life, customs, education with a special emphasis on the role and importance of African women. Index. xviii, 239 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some rubbing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 36405
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  • A VALLEY IN ITALY: The Many Seasons of a Villa in Umbria. by St Aubin de Teran, Lisa
    St Aubin de Teran, Lisa
    A VALLEY IN ITALY: The Many Seasons of a Villa in Umbria.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novelist's account of her purchase of the magnificent Villa Orsolo deep in the Umbrian hills, only to discover that it was a vast ruin, and the year of camping out with her family in the midst of the work of restoration. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0168862.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46526
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