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Category: All Categories: History: Africa: East Africa
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Dinesen, Isak (Baroness Karen Blixen of Rungstedlund) 1885-1962  
Shadows on the Grass

Publisher: N.Y., Random House, [1961].
4 p.l., 149 p. plates, 21 cm. Memoir ,published not long before she died, of her early days in Kenya. Stock# 33,468. Vg/ no dj.

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Dinesen, Isak (Baroness Karen Blixen of Rungstedlund), 1885-1962.  
Out of Africa.

Publisher: Random House, NY [c1938]. 'First Edition'.
ix, 389 p., 21 cm. Of Dinesen's lovely, pastoral account of the Ngong Hills, people, and wildlife, Dorothy Canfield wrote, "It is life-- as lived on the African coffee-farm by the author, as lived by the wild animals on the highlands around her, by the black and white human beings-- wild and tamed-- who worked for her, or dined with her. It is night, it is day, it is sunshine and storm and wind and grasshopper plagues; it is Africa seen from the house, from the plantations, from the four hills, from the air. It is horses and oxen; strange lore of primitive black tribes, sensitively understood by this absolutely unprimitive white woman; and acute insight into the equally strange lore of white civilization." brown cloth boards & black cloth spine both stamped in gold, top edge green; top edge slightly spotted; wormhole in upper outer margin; color pictorial dj intact but spine faded, chips along edges & folds, closed tear at bottom of spine, half-inch irregular tear at top of spine, small triangular tear from top of rear edge; bookplate; book VG+/dj good. With a copy of Canfield's review essay reprinted from the BOMC News (but this is not a BOMC book). Stock# 33,541.

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Dinesen, Isak, 1885-1962  
Out of Africa.

Publisher: New York : Book-of-the-Month Club, [1985].
xi, 389 p. ; 24 cm. An account of the author's life on a coffee farm in Kenya. Date from dust jacket. Stock# 44,239. Vg/ dj good+, a few small tears.

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Drake-Brockman, Ralph Evelyn, 1875-  
British Somaliland / by Ralph E. Drake-Brockman.

Publisher: Mansfield Centre, CT : Martino Pub., 2007..
xvi, 334 p. : incl. illus., geneal. tables, diagrs. plates (1 fold.) port., fold. map., index, 24 cm. 'I'his book, by the medical officer of the Somaliland Protectorate, is mainly an account of the Somali people, and is the result of ten years' acquaintance with that race. The flora and fauna and the economic resources of the country are also considered. Of equal interest are the opening chapters. They contain an historical summary, and give the best description we have of Zeila, Berbera, and the other ports. Originally published: London : Hurst & Blackett,1912. Stock# 43,610x.. Fine, new from publisher / no dj.

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editors Of Time-Life  

Publisher: Time Life Books Alexandria, VA 1987.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Library of Nations; Color Photographs; 160 pages

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Faupel, J. (John) F.  
African Holocaust The Story of the Uganda Martyrs

Publisher: N.Y., P.J. Kenedy & Sons, c,1962.
xii,242 p., front., 4 plates, map, 22.5 cm. The history of a Catholic mission to Uganda and how in 1886 its native converts were executed. Stock# 33,467. Vg/ no dj.

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Faust, Louise with Darlene Strand  
Mam Gawistchi: Letters from Louise

Publisher: Self-Pubished NP, 2004.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket, Paperback Paperback. 624 pp. Author's experiences as missionary to Barabaig people of Tanzania betw. 1949 & 1976; Small 4to; 624 pages

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Foster, F. Blanche  
Kenya : A First Book (Signed)

Publisher: Franklin Watts; N. Y. : 1969.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0531007065 87 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Hardcover, reinforced binding as issued, 87 pages, pronunciation guide, index, bibliography, 48 b/w photos. Half title inscribed and dated 22 Feb 1970 and SIGNED by author. English text throughout, with several words in Swahili and English. ; Photos by Anthony D. Marshall, Alice Schalek and others. Map by George Buctel. Written for youngsters, age about 9-13 years. ; Light wear to exterior. No defects. No marks apart from autograph. Scarce.

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Howell, John Bruce  
East African Community - Subject Guide to Official Publications

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office Washington, D.C. 1976.
xvi, 272 pp, light tan buckram boards w/red border on the front cover w/green elliptical design w/three red stars in the center and red lettering on the spine. The book is a subject guide to official publications of the Est African Community and its predecessors for the period 1926 to 1974 and of the East African region (including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda) for the period 1859 to 1974 issued by Great Britain or one of the three partner states. The book has library markings on the FPD & title page No Jacket Hard Cover Very Good Sm4to from 9" to 11" Ex-Library

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Levine, Donald N.  
Greater Ethiopia : The Evolution of a Multiethnic Society

Publisher: University of Chicago Press; Chicago: 1974.
Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Hardcover ISBN: 0226475581 229 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Hardcover, green cloth, [xvi] + 229 pages, index, bibliography, endnotes, 4 tables, 3 charts, 3 small b/w maps. ; Authored by professor of sociology, University of Chicago. Quite scholarly. ; Book shows only a touch of foxing to top and fore-edge. No other defects. Jacket is a bit faded but intact and readable.

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Livingstone, David, 1813-1873  
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence...
Publisher: NY, Harper & Bros., 1858.
[4], ix]-xxiv, [2], 732 p., portrait frontispiece, illus., 2 folded maps; 23 cm. Title continues: in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence Across the Continent, Down the River. Both folded maps very good; bound in publisher's cloth, front hinge torn at top, title-page & frontispiece portrait foxed; good+. Stock#OB919.

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Lumb, Judy  
Ending Cycles of Violence : Kenyan Quaker Peacemaking Response after the 2007 Election

Publisher: Produccicones de la Hamaca; Caye Caulker, Belize: 2012.
Very Good+ Softcover ISBN: 9768142405 144 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Softcover, white peace doves and red Kenyan shield on front, [x] + 133 pages, bibliography, appendix, several lists and tables, 2 small maps, 58 b/w photos with captions. ; Written and photos by Judy Lumb. Foreword by Joseph Mamai Makokha. Co-published by Madera Press, Washington DC. ; 'This book documents the work of Quakers during the violent aftermath of the 2007 election in Kenya, ' including humanitarian assistance, counselling, and bringing to Kenyan schools a new peace-centered curriculum for all ages. ; Upper tip lightly bumped, with some small wrinkles. No other defects.

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Reyna, S. (Stephen) P.  
Wars without End. The Political Economy of a Precolonial African State.

Publisher: University of New Hampshire / University Press of New England [1990].
ix, 210 p., index, 4 maps, 2 figures, 5 tables; 23.5 cm. On Bagirmi in east-central Sudan from 1870 and 1897. Contents include A Savanna Periphery: The East-central Sudan; Origins and Other "Impressive Things"; The Sun King's Realm: The Social Landscape; Food Producers and their Households; The Sun King and his Court; Revenue Collection and Allocation; Warfare; Predatory Accumulation in Fields of Empire; Bibliography, pp. 185-195. New copy, no dj; VG. Stock#23681.

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Stanley, Henry M., with J. Scott Keltie  
Story of Emin's Rescue, the : As Told in Stanley's Letters, with Map of the Route, Published by Mr Stanley's Permission
Publisher: Harper & Brothers; N. Y. : 1890.
Very Good with no dust jacket Hardcover 176 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Red cloth, black lettering, full-spread b/w Map Showing H. M. Stanley's Route and Discoveries, full-page b/w portraits of Emin Pasha, Tippu Tib, and Henry M. Stanley. ; Letters of Sir Henry Morton Stanley (and others) who commanded the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition in South Sudan, 1886-1889. This book copyright 1889. This printing 1890. Book edited by J. Scott Keltie. Appendix by David Ker. ; Spine is sunned and spotted but readable. Boards also show a few pale spots. Owner name penciled and stamped on front endpaper and dated 1891. Small closed tear to margin of one leaf, not affecting text. Binding tight.

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Trzebinski, Errol  
The Lives of Beryl Markham: out of Africa's Hidden Free Spirit and Denys Hatton's Last Great Love

Publisher: W. W. Norton NY, 1993.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. First Printing, Hardcover. ISBN: 0393035565 Hardback (blue cl spine/white boards) . B&W photos, maps. Notes, references, biblio, index. Bio of woman aviator raised in Africa; 8vo; xx + 396 pages

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