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A BOX FULL OF SPIRITS Adventures of a Film Maker in Africa
Woodhead, Leslie
ISBN: 0434877905
Heinemann London 1988 Reprint
 Paperback With photographic illustrations, a very good copy. ; 215 x 135mm; [x], 246 pages 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15988  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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AFRICA AND AFRICANS IN THE MAKING OF THE ATLANTIC WORLD, 1400-1800
Thornton, John
ISBN: 0521627249
Cambridge University Press  1998 Second Edition
 Paperback A fine copy. Focusing especially on the causes and consequences of the slave trade, in Africa, in Europe, and in the New World, this book explores Africa's involvement in the Atlantic world from the 15th through the 18th centuries. ; 230 x 150mm; xxxvi, 340 pages 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16529  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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AFRICA EXPLORED Europeans in the Dark Continent 1769-1889.
Hibbert, Christopher
ISBN: 0713913711
Allen Lane London 1982 First Edition
 Hardcover With 16 maps, 54 illustrations, Very good copy in very good dustjacket. Previous owners name on front endpaper. ; 240 x 160mm; 336 pages 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14982  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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AFRICAN MASKS
Monti, Franco
Paul Hamlyn Limited London 1969 
 Cloth 158pp; 69 colour illusts. Illust d/w price clipped. Translated from the Italian original by Andrew Hale. Only one very faded library stamp noted to inside title page. ; Ex-Library; 190 x 130mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1664  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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AMONG THE ELEPHANTS
Douglas - Hamilton, Iain & Oira
Collins & Harvill Press London 1975 First Edition
 Hard Cover 285pp; illustrations, previous owner's inscription to front endpaper, dustwrapper chipped; 245 x 170mm Very Good in Good dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5232  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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ANY OLD LION
Jay, John Mark
Leslie Frewin London 1966 First Edition
 Hard Cover ix, 138pp; illustrations, previous owner's inscription to verso endpaper, dustwrapper has 3 small closed tears. The Hilarious Story of the filming of "Born Free" in Africa. ; 215 x 135mm Very Good in Good dust jacket
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 11421  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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BLACK GEMS FOR HIS CROWN African Stories for Children
Doerksen, Eva
Sudan Interior Mission   
  48pp; illustrations, card wrappers a tad soiled, internally clean; 170 x 115mm Very Good
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5837  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CETYWAYO AND HIS WHITE NEIGHBOURS or, Remarks on Recent Events in Zululand, Natal, and the Transvaal
Haggard, H. Rider
Trubner & Co London 1882 First Edition
 Hard Cover xiii, 294pp; carefully rebacked maintaining the integrity of original green cloth spine & sides, corners a little rubbed, light foxing throughout, small inscription to title page, generally a very good copy.; 215 x 145mm Very Good
Price: $800.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5753  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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EXPLORATIONS AND ADVENTURES IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA; With Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People, and of the Chase of the Gorilla, the Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals
Du Chaillu, Paul B.
Negro Universities Press New York 1969 Reprint
 Hardcover Originally published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1861. With numerous illustrations, xxii, 531 pages, 79 illustrations + folding map at rear of book, small stamp on verso of title page indicates this was a library book, no other library marks noted, original brown cloth boards, a very good copy. ; 220 x 140mm 
Price: $100.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16328  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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FLORA OF TROPICAL AFRICA In 10 Volumes
Oliver, Daniel. Thiselton-Dyer, W. T.
L. Reeve Kent  Reprint
 Cloth Reprints from 1957-1963. 8 vols in 10 books. Blue cloth, spine faded in 3 vols, all very good copies. Vol. 1. Ranunculaceae to Connaraceoe. --vol. 2. Leguminosae to Ficoideae. --vol. 3. Umbelliferae to Ebenaceae. --vol. 4. Pt. 1. Oleaceae to Gentianeae. --vol. 4. Pt. 2. Hydrophyllacaea to Pedalineae. --vol. 5. Acanthaceae to Plantagineae. --vol. 6. Pt. 1. Nyctagineae to Euphorbiaceae. --vol. 6. Pt. 2. Ulmaceae to Cycadaceae. --vol. 7. Hydrocharideae to Liliaceae. -- vol. 8. Pontederiaceae to Cyperaceae. Heavy book set will require extra postage cost. ; 220 x 140mm 
Price: $450.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2923  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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GLIMPSES OF WEST AFRICA
Chih-tan, Feng
Foreign Languages Press Peking 1963 
  119pp; illustrations, illustrated wrappers creased & chipped along spine.; 185 x 130mm Good
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7541  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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HAVASH! Frontier Adventures in Kenya
Lloyd-jones, Brevet-Major W.
Arrowsmith London 1925 First Edition
 Cloth 318pp; 28 photographs and a map. Original dark red cloth with gilt dec to front, cloth a tad marked, spine faded, minor repair to small split in spine, corners bumped, previous owner's inscription to ffep, slight foxing throughout, small tear to side illust pg 126, (doesn't obstruct illust). A nice copy despite faults. ; 225 x 150mm Good
Price: $350.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1419  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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HOLDING UP THE SKY My African Lives
Blackburn-Wright, Sandy
ISBN: 9781921208232
Pier 9/Murdoch Books Millers Point, Nsw 2008 First Edition
 Paperback The authors experiences in South Africa between 1988 and 2003, as new unread copy. ; 230 x 155mm; 518 pages 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15779  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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IMPRESSIONS-NIGERIA 1925
Fraser, Douglas
Herbert Jenkins Limited London 1926 First Edition
 Hardcover Fold out map, illustrations. Previous owner's inscription to front endpaper, otherwise very good copy in moderately chipped dustwrapper. ; 220 x 140mm; x, 188, (4) pages 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15482  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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IN LIONLAND the Story of Livingstone and Stanley
Douglas, M.
Thomas Nelson London  
 Decorative Cloth 274pp; (+ 6), illustrations; 190 x 130mm Very Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5501  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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KENYA DAYS
Buxton, M. Aline
Edward Arnold & Co. London 1927 First Edition
 Cloth xi, 242pp; 16 pages of publisher's 'Autumn announcements' at rear, 14b/w photographic illusts, folding map of Kenya colony. Original black cloth showing wear, corners rubbed, as are spine ends and base, mark on spine from ? previous sticker, title in gilt, new endpapers, page edges uncut, otherwise clean copy. Includes chapters on Nairobi, Kenya tribes, game, a safari round Mount Kenya.; 230 X 150mm Good
Price: $110.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1381  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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LAND AND LAND CONDITIONS IN THE COLONY AND PROTECTORATE OF KENYA and 10 Other Articles Related to Coffee Growing
no author
Department of Lands Nairobi 1926 
  These articles have been bound into one volume, covers are red leather and are rubbed in patches. An amateur index has been written onto front endpaper. 1.Land and Land Conditions in the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, 19pp. 2.Coffee Industry of Kenya Colony by Arthur D. Le Poer Trench, 18pp. 3.Coffee. Principles of Pruning and Observations on Trials by Arthur D. Le Poer Trench, 38pp, illustrations. 4.Department of Agriculture. Fungoid Diseases of Coffee in Kenya Colony by J. McDonald, bulletin no 3, 17pp. 5. Notes on Insects Injuries to Coffee by T. J. Anderson, 48pp. 6. A Practical Guide Pulping Station, reprinted from the E. A. Farm & Home Journal, 29th Sept, 1926, 4pp. 7. Notes on Coffee Cultivation in Costa Rica by H. Douglas and R. V. Lane, printed by The East African Standard, Nairobi, 23pp, illustrated. 8. Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, Department of Agriculture, Report on Visit to Guatemala and Costa Rica to Investigate Methods of Cultivation of Coffee, and its Diseases and Pests, by A. D. Le Poer Trench, 1920, 19pp, illustrations. 9. Notes on Coffee Cultivation in Central America by Roger Norton, 19pp. 10. Air Ministry Meteorological Office. The Observer's Primer being Short Instructions in the Method and Taking and Reporting Readings of Temperature and Rainfall, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1924, 13pp. 11. Meteorological Records 1927, Department of Agriculture Kenya, 31pp.; 235 x 150mm Good
Price: $200.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 8858  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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LIFE WITH IONIDES
Lane, Margaret
Readers Union/Hamish Hamilton London 1964 
 Hard Cover ix, 180pp; illust, d/w a little faded.; 220 x 140mm Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4550  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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MAU MAU AND THE KIKUYU
Leakey, L. S. B.
Methuen London 1953 Reprint
 Hard Cover xi, 115pp; endpaper maps. Pink boards, bottom corners bumped, dustwrapper browned with small closed tears.; 190 x 125mm Very Good in Good dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7234  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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MONARCH OF ALL I SURVEY Bechuanaland Diaries 1929-37
Rey, Sir Charles
ISBN: 0852550162
James Currey Ltd. London 1988 First Edition
 Hardcover With photographic illustrations, maps on endpapers, a fine copy in very good dustjacket. These diaries are a candid record of eight years of triumph and frustration in the reform and development of an African colony. They also reflect wider events: the struggle between British imperialism and Afrikaner nationalism in South Africa. ; 240 x 160mm; xxiv, 282 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 18158  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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MY AFRICAN JOURNEY
Churchill, Winston S.
The Holland Press /Neville Spearman London 1962 
 Cloth vi, 150pp; 5 b/w illusts, map of the journey. Tan cloth, price clipped d/w has a few small closed tears. Reprinted from the original edition of 1908.; 220 x 140mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $100.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3191  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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OLD AFRICA REDISCOVERED The Story of Africa's Forgotten Past
Davidson, Basil
Victor Gollancz Ltd London 1959 First Edition
 Hardcover With 38 photographs, 5 maps, dustjacket shows signs of wear at spine ends, a very good copy in very good dustjacket. ; 220 x 145mm; 287 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21008  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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ON SAFARI
Waldeck, Theodore J.
George Harrap London 1946 First Edition
 Hard Cover 160pp; illustrations by Kurt Wiese, light foxing, dustwrapper chipped & spotty, old price to inside flap; 220 x 145mm Very Good in Good dust jacket
Price: $33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7122  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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PIONEERS IN WEST AFRICA
Johnston, Sir Harry
Blackie & Son London 1912 
 Hard Cover xiv, 336pp; coloured illustrations by author, green decorated boards soiled, internally very good. "Pioneers of Empire"; 210 x 150mm Good
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5469  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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PYGMY KITABU
Hallet, Jean - Pierre with Alex Pelle
Souvenir Press London 1974 First English Edition
 Hard Cover xii, 434pp illusts, endpaper maps, minute hole side of spine, stamps to title page, page edge & rear endpaper.; Ex-Library; 240 x 160mm Good in Good dust jacket
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5101  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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RIDE A RHINO
Denis, Michaela
Allen London 1959 First Edition
 Hard Cover 215pp; illustrations in sepia & colour, ; 215 x 140mm Very Good
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7457  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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SAND RIVERS
Matthiessen, Peter
Aurum Press London 1981 Second Printing
 Cloth 213pp; numerous colour and b/w photographic illusts, endpaper maps. Illust d/w slightly chipped.; 255 x 180mm Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1739  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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SOUTH AFRICA INC. The Oppenheimer Empire, the Secrets Behind One of the Most Influential Organisations in the World.
Pallister, David. Stewart, Sarah. & Lepper, Ian
ISBN: 0552133809
Corgi Great Britain 1988 Revised & updated Edition
 Paperback A fine copy. A look at the powerful economic dynesties in southern Africa. ; 200 x 130mm; 382 pages 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16545  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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SOUTH AFRICAN MAMMALS A Short Manual for the Use of Field Naturalists, Sportsmen and Travellers.
Haagner, Alwin
H. F. & G. Witherby / T. Maskew Miller London & Cape Town 1920 First Edition
 Hardcover With 141 illustrations, a very good copy. ; 220 x 145mm; xx, 248 pages Very Good+
Price: $80.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22499  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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SPLINTERS FROM AN AFRICAN LOG
Wall, Martha
Moody Press Chicago 1965 Fourth Printing
 Hard Cover 319 pgs, illustrated with photo's & diagrams, maps on endpapers, A thrilling account of a missionary nurse, 12 years in the West African interior. ; 210 x 140mm Fine in Fine dust jacket
Price: $33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2993  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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