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LIST OF CASUALTIES IN SOUTH AFRICAN FIELD FORCE, From 11th October, 1899, to 20th March, 1900.
Oaklands, Essex: Oaklands, 1972.
Folio, burgandy buckram gilt lettered. Over 700 pages. Glue residue to front pastedown from removed label; covers have soft bruises to outer corners; book leaned; very nearly fine otherwise. A facsimile reprint with a new foreword by M.G. Hibbard. "I believe that this re-issue...will become a 'must' for the serious collector of Boer War Medals, for not only will it provide a ready reference to the casualties sustained by the British side in any nation, but it will help to give a medal its rightful recognition. Never in the history of medal collecting has it been so important to identify whether the recipient was a casualty."- from the foreword. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$85.00 Book Number: 13088 Order / Enquire
FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF AFRICANISTS, 11th-18th December, 1962
Accra, Ghana: University of Ghana, 1962.
A collection of 15 papers from this congress bound together in plain black cloth, top edges yellow. Reproduced from typescript, printed on rectos only, all have title pages extra to the pagination and many also have the original illustrated front cover. Includes: Sculptors and Sculptures of the Dan by Dr. Hans Hemmelheber (Doc. 16, 9 pp); The Graphic Artists of Poto-Poto by Rolf Italiaander (Doc. 19, 7 pp); Prehistorie, Protohistorie et Histoire Tchadiennes by Jean-Paul Lebeuf (Doc. 22, 13 pp); African Studies: Priorities in Botanical Teaching and Research by C.S. Puri (Doc. 23, 24 pp); Misoneism and Innovation in Ethiopian History by Richard Parkhurst (Doc. 24, 20 pp); A Scheme for Writing a Cultural History of Sudan by Jamel M. Ahmed (Doc. 29, 30 pp); The Role of Local Communities Among the Sedentary Population of the Northern Sudan by Ladislav Holy (Doc. 30, 9 pp); Current Problems in the Education of an African Scientist - and the Role Such a Scientist Could Play in the Economic and Social Development of Africa by W.C. Otieno (Doc.33, 10 pp); Social Research and Problems of African Economic and Social Development by Absolom L. Vilakazi (Doc. 35, 6 pp); Unity and Diversity in African Music: A Problem of Synthesis by J.H. Kwabena Nketia (Doc. 36, 13 pp); An Outline of the Religion and Cult Organization of the Oyo Yoruba by P. Morton-Williams (Doc. 37, 9 pp); Note on the Socio-Economic and Cultural Role of Sufi Brotherhoods and Marabutism in the Modern Mahgrib by P. Slimar (Doc. 38, 17 pp); The Project of Fontes Africae Historiae (Preliminary Report) by Ivan Hrbek (Doc. 39, 5 pp); Malaria, Population Growth and Economic Growth in Africa by J.C. Edozeem (Doc. 42, 6 pp); and Address of Welcome to the First International Congress of Africanists by K. Onwuka Dike, who was the Chairman (Doc. 43, 3 pp). Covers are bowed; soft creases to Doc. 35; pencil underlining to Doc. 39 (this book was purchased in Prague and it may have been Mr. Hrbek's copy - he was with the Oriental Institute in Prague); short cracks to inner hinges; otherwise a VG clean, tight and unworn copy of a very scarce item.
$125.00 Book Number: 25857 Order / Enquire
A WREATH FOR UDOMO.
London: Faber, 1956.
Blue cloth. Sunning to extreme tips of softly creased spine; very light endpaper tanning from binding; covers have light shelf rubbing to lower edges; yellowimg to page edges; VG, no previous owner names. The orange dust jacket has nicks and small chip s to tips of faintly darkened spine; very small chips, short tears to outer corners; one inch closed tear t front panel; in all a VG, still attractive example, flap price intact. A novel about anti-colonial revolution in Africa by one of the first black South African novelists to achieve international recognition.
$30.00 Book Number: 13131 Order / Enquire
AIDOO, Ama Ata
OUR SISTER KILLJOY, or reflections from a black-eyed squint
Harlow, Essex, England: Longman, 1988.
Octavo, card covers. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR in Toronto in 1989, to a Toronto writer and impresario who brought her to Toronto for a reading, with his 1989 ink name at top. Text paper little toned, as always, else fine. Longman African Classics series. Previously published in 1977.
$25.00 Book Number: 38826 Order / Enquire
AIDOO, Ama Ata
NO SWEETNESS HERE
No place (London): Longman, 1970.
Small octavo, black & white card covers. pp (8), 133.. Spine lightly yellowed, rubbing to spine folds, half-title leaf has a bookstore rubber stamp and upper outer corner clipped away , soft crease to fore margin of front cover and to earlier leaves, else a VG clean and tight copy. A collection of short stories, the third book of this Ghanian writer.
$20.00 Book Number: 38897 Order / Enquire
ALHAMISI, Ahmed Akinwole
GUERRILLA WARFARE. Newer Poems.
Detroit: Black Arts Publications, 1970.
Octavo. (ii), 16, (2) pp, stapled, in card covers. Near fine. African-American author.
$15.00 Book Number: 10157 Order / Enquire
ONE MAN, ONE MATCHET
London: Heinemann, 1964.
The paperbound issue. VG+ clean, tight, uncreased copy, no owner names. African Writers Series 11. A novel of Yorubaland by a Nigerian author.
$15.00 Book Number: 41413 Order / Enquire
ONE MAN - ONE WIFE
Lagos: Nigerian Printing & Publishing Co., 1959.
Blue boards. Offset tanning to inner margins of free endpapers; ink gift inscription on front free endpaper; yellowing to page edges; else fine. Dust jacket has small rubbed spots, rear panel lightly dusty; VG otherwise. Nigerian author's first novel.
$35.00 Book Number: 41418 Order / Enquire
EVEN THE STARS LOOK LONESOME.
Toronto: Random House of Canada, 1997.
Black cloth and purple boards. Fine in fine jacket.
$15.00 Book Number: 1956 Order / Enquire
THE PINEAPPLE CHILD and other tales from Ashanti (proof copy)
London: Deutsch, 1969.
Uncorrected proo in pale grey card covers. Very light spine yellowing; light yellowing and foxing to page edges; else fine. Good illustrations. Folk tales from Ghana.
$25.00 Book Number: 41459 Order / Enquire
ARMAH, Ayi Kwei
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970.
Green cloth. Yellowing to page edges, VG otherwise. Dust jacket has some rubbing; sunning to spine; price-clipped; chips to head of spine; short tears; good. Ghanian author's second novel.
$20.00 Book Number: 41412 Order / Enquire
ARNOLD, (Augustus) [pseudonym of Julio Finn)
London: Allison & Busby, 1974.
Black boards. Tiny bruise to upper outer corners of covers, else fine. Jacket has a crease to the front flap, else fine. A first novel by this African-American musician from Chicago.
$16.50 Book Number: 10205 Order / Enquire
THE DEATH OF CHAKA: a play in five tableaux. Translated from the French by Clive Wake
Nairobi: Oxford University Press, 1968.
Small octavo. pp (48), stapled in card covers (not issued in hardcover). Light spine sunning, else fine. Includes a long introduction by the translator. A play about the last few days of Chaka Zulu's life.
$15.00 Book Number: 41539 Order / Enquire
New York: Harcourrt Brace Jovanovich, 1975.
Square octavo, grey boards. pp 59. Illustrated. Narrow band of fading to upper and outer margins of free endpapers, else fine. Pric-clipped jacket has a creased tear to top of front panel, VG otherwise. Inscribed by the author "To Adele, a real Duey, Love pearl". Children's book by the noted singer, actress and entertainer.
$25.00 Book Number: 41421 Order / Enquire
BAKER, Samuel White
THE ALBERT N'YANZA: Great Basin of the Nile and Explorations of the Nile Sources
New York: Horizon Press, 1962.
Facsimile reprint, with addition of a Foreword by Alan Moorhead, of the London, 1866, edition. Two volumes, octavo, brown cloth, endpaper maps, dust jackets, illustrated card slipcase. Frontispiece in each volume, maps and illustrations in text. Jacket of Vol. I has a fingernail-size chip at head of spine, short tear at head of spine of jacket of Vol. II; the jackets are otherwise VG+, bright. Slipcase has light yellowing, rubbing, VG otherwise. No owner names. One of great adventures of African exploration. Sir Samuel Baker in search of the source of the Nile. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$50.00 Book Number: 32979 Order / Enquire
GOING TO MEET THE MAN.
New York: Dial, 1965.
First edition. First binding (black cloth stamped in yellow & red). Bookplate to front pastedown mostly hidden by jacket flap; small soft bruise to upper outer corners; short cloth crease to front and to rear cover (manufacturing flaw); damp stain to foot of spine scarcely visible owing to cloth colour but showing lightly to interior of jacket; else fine. Dust jacket has yellow spine lettering sunned to white, else fine and fresh. The author's first collection of short stories. This is the variant of the first binding with a matte finish to the cloth (the other variant has a glossy finish).
$50.00 Book Number: 7212 Order / Enquire
BLUES FOR MR. CHARLIE (Blues for Mister Charlie)
New York: Actors Studio Theatre, no date (1964 probably), 1964.
Playscript. Quarto, brad bound in blue blue card covers, front cover printed in gilt. (3), (6), (2), 1- 69, 2-38. 1-58 leaves reproduced from typescript on rectos only. Printed by Studio Duplicating Service, 434 W. 43rd St. Covers have wear and tears at spine ends, nicks and wear to yapp edges; creases to covers, bit of paper adhered to rear cover; first and last leaf have offset yellowing; margin crease to last leaf; "#9" in ink to upper corner of first sheet. In all, good externally, VG internally - clean, tight and unworn. The great African-American author's second play, published in book form in 1964, as Blues for MISTER Charlie. It was staged on Broadway at ANTA Playhouse, 4/23/1964 - 8/29/1964, directed by Burgess Meredith. Reviews were mixed. The three act play was written at the urging of Elia Kazan and was partly based on the murder of a black man, Emmett Till, in Mississipi in 1955. The murderers were acquited of the crime by an all-white jury. The crime - Till allegedly whistled at a white woman. A rare script, prepared before book publication.
$750.00 Book Number: 36930 Order / Enquire
GOING TO MEET THE MAN
New York: Dial, 1965.
Yellow cloth and tan boards. Second issue binding. Foxing to the yellow top page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has one short tear, minor rubbing, yellow spine lettering sunned to white, near fine otherwise, flap price intact.
$20.00 Book Number: 41411 Order / Enquire
TELL ME HOW LONG THE TRAIN'S BEEN GONE
New York: Dial, 1968.
Top page edges dusty, with small damp spot; light yellowing to fore edges; else fine. Price-clipped jacket is otherwise fine.
$25.00 Book Number: 41417 Order / Enquire
BAMBARA, Toni Cade
DEEP SIGHTINGS AND RESCUE MISSIONS. Fiction, Essays, and Conversations. Edited and with a Preface by Toni Morrison.
New York: Pantheon, 1996.
Black boards. Fine copy. Jacket has some minor soft creases to rear panel, else fine.
$15.00 Book Number: 11252 Order / Enquire