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Africa, Southern

Collection of Thirty-Four (34) publications regarding Africa in the Tumultuous Twentieth Century

166. [Africa].

Collection of Thirty-Four (34) publications regarding Africa in the Tumultuous Twentieth Century – firsthand accounts of a continent embroiled by decolonisation and Cold-War geo-politics. 1.Charles Allen (editor), Tales from the Dark Continent: Images of British Colonial Africa in the Twentieth Century / 2. William Boyd, Lynda Schuster, Mark Doyle and others, Africa / 3. Miles Bredin, Blood on the Tracks: A Rail Journey from Angola to Mozmabique / 4. Andrew Buckoke, Fishing in Africa: A Guide to War and Corruption / 5. Alex Garland, W.F. Deedes and others, The Weekenders: Travels in the Heart of Africa / 6. Geoffrey Gorer, Africa Dances / 7. Peter Godwin, Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa / 8. Peter Godwin and Ian Hancock, Rhodesians Never Die: The Impact of War and Political Change on White Rhodesia, c.1970-1980 / 9. Philip Gourevitch, We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We will be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda / 10. Blaine Harden, Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent / 11. Jeremy Harding, Small Wars, Small Mercies: Journeys in Africa’s Disputed Nations / 12. Aidan Hartley, The Zanzibar Chest / 13. Dan Jacobson, The Electronic Elephant: A Southern African Journey / 14. David Lamb, The Africans / 15. David Lamb, The Africans / 16. Patrick Marnham, Fantastic Invasion: Dispatches from Africa / 17. Pater Marshall, Around Africa: From the Pillars of Hercules to the Strait of Gibraltar / 18. Judith Matloff, Fragments of a Forgotten War / 19. Paul Moorcraft, Guns & Poses: Travels with an Occasional War Correspondent / 20. Chris Munnion, Banana Sunday: Datelines from Africa / 21. Redmond O’Hanlon, Congo Journey / 22. Roland Oliver, In the Realms of Gold: Pioneering in African History / 23. Don Peterson, Revolution in Zanzibar: An American’s Cold War Tale / 24 David Read, Beating about the Bush: Tales from Tanganyika / 25. Keith B. Richburg, Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa / 26. Alec Russell, Big Men, Little People: Encounters in Africa / 27. Alex Shoumatoff, African Madness / 28. Stephen Taylor, Livingstone’s Tribe: A Journey from Zanzibar to the Cape / 29. Laurens Van Der Post, The Heart of the Hunter: A Journey into the Mind and the Spirit of the Bushmen / 30. Per Wästberg, Assignments in Africa / 31. Lyall Watson, Lightning Bird: One Man’s Journey into Africa / 32. Michela Wong, In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz.

32 volumes. London / Johannesburg / New York / and others, Hamish Hamilton / Johnathan Ball Publishing / Penguin / Random House / and others, 1982 – 2004. 12.7 cm x 19.7 cm to 15.8 cm x 24 cm. circa.10,400 pages. Numerous plates and illustrations throughout volumes. 2 original hardcover with dustjackets and 30 original softcovers with illustrated boards. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some minor tanning to otherwise clean and bright interiors.

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Barrow, Voyage dans la partie meridionale de l'Afrique

Barrow, John.

Voyage dans la partie meridionale de l’Afrique; fait dans les années 1797 et 1798; par John Barrow, Ex-Secretaire de Lord Macartney…Contenant des observations sur la géologie, la géographie, l’histoire naturelle de ce continent, et une esquisse du caractère physique et moral des diverses races d’habitans qui environnent l’Etablissement du Cap de Bonne-Espérance. / Accompagné: Nouveau Voyage dans la partie méridionale de l’Afrique; Où l’on examine quelle est l’importance du Cap de Bonne-Espérance pour les différentes puissances de l’Europe, considéré comme station militaire et navale; comme boulevart du commerce et de la domination des Anglais dans l’Inde; comme centre des établissemens pour la pêche de la baleine dans les mers Australes; comme acquisition territoriale, et comme entrepôt commercial en tems de paix. Accompagné d’une description statistique de la colonie rédigée sur les documens les plus hautentiques, enrichi de huit belles cartes, contenat celle de la Côte d’Afrique depuis la baie de la Table jusqu’a la baie de Saldanha, des cartes de la baie de Pletenberg, d’Algola, de Mossel et de False bay; du plan militaire de la péninsule du Cap, et de ceux de la baie de la Table et du Knisna. (2 Volumes).

First French Edition. 4 Volumes [complete set of two works with 2 Volumes each]. Paris, Dentu, 1801-1806. 35.5 cm x 55.8 cm. Collation: complete. Pagination: Volume I: XVI, 403, (1) pages / Volume II: 326, (2) pages including Errata-leaf / Volume III: X, 310 pages / Volume IV: 312 pages. Original contemporary red calf with gilt lettering and ornament to lacquer-polished-spine. The Volumes are numbered consecutively, even though these are two separate works. Excellent condition of the binding and interior of this important publication with very minor signs of foxing only ! All the maps in wonderful condition ! First french edition of “Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa” (Barrow’s journey with Lord Macartney in 1797 to the Cape of Good Hope) plus two further Volumes which describe the second journey in 1801 / 1802 to Saldanha Bay [Saldanhabaai] with an early image of Robben Island. The survey of the Dutch colonies was not only a seminal work on South Africa but the beautifully engraved, large folding map of South Africa was a turning point of african cartography and geographical illustration.

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