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1 Africana Society. AFRICANA NOTES AND NEWS.
Johannesburg 1943+ 8vo. 
Volumes I-XX, as follows: Vols I-X bound 2 vols in one book, Vols. XL-XV one vol. per book. Vol. XVI-XX #4 in Wrps. Together with the scarce index volumes (3 vols. cover in Vol I-Vol. XX) with a few later scattered issues. In all about 125 issues w/individual issues averaging with shipping from South Africa to thirty dollars per issue! You do the math! Earlier issues very scarce. Some bound vols. with bkplt of noted West Virginia born Africanist Edward C. Tabler, some w/his small ownership stamp on rear p.d. a comp. set @ 2400 dollars in current funds; 1980 about five thousand...extra shipping 20 vol. (5095482297) 
Price: 1400.00 USD
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2 Anderson, Charles John. LAKE NGAMI; OR, EXPLORATIONS AND DISCOVERIES, DURING FOUR YEARS' WANDERINGS IN THE WILDS OF SOUTH WESTERN AFRICA
London 1856 4to. 
xviii,546(24)pub.ads 14pp. Second ed. Full cl., bkstrp remounted. Original ep.(!). Book plate of Edward C. Tabler noted West Virginia Africanist. Fold map, sixteen full p. lithographs. Mendelssohn I:41, notes "Few if any books give so full a complete an account of Namaqua-Land, Damara-land, and the Ovambo country...curious customs of the natives...ostriches, giraffes, rhinoceros...". Auction records in current funds: 1988 (recased, new e.p.) 980; 1986 (spine repair) 1360; 1977 (second ed. "stained") 2900. No copy of first or this ed online. For this copy... (5132288616) 
Price: 975.00 USD
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3 Bell, Walter D. M. BELL OF AFRICA WITH APPENDIX ON RIFLES AND SHOOTING
Essex 1960 
xvi,236pp. First ed. Near fine. Boer War, World War I pilot and much time in Africa. Serious elephant hunting. Copies on line to three hundred (in dj). (5874974538) 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 Bethell, L. A. (ed.) Tales From the Outposts (ten vols. - each complete in itself of 12)
Edinburgh C.1933 
Vg. An Australian colleague refers to this series as "Imperial" literature. Mild foxing to e.p. (two with * lacking dj). Titles are: Frontiers of Empire; Tales of the Border; Pioneering; Jobs of Work; Tales of the Sea; Soldiers; Tales; Jungle Tails; Tales of Africa*; Shikar; and In Lighter Vein*. Single vols w/dj online to twenty-five to sixty. Shipping based on zipcode. For the ten... 10 vol. (5973529632)
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5 Buxton, Patrick A. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF TSETSE FLIES: AN ACCOUNT OF THE BIOLOGY OF THE GENUS GLOSSINA (DIPTERA).
London 1955 
xviii,816(44 plts)pp. W/47 (photo & other) plts & 165 text figures. A few minor scraps to top cvr. Africa. Travel. (4901287461)
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Price: 38.75 USD
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6 Carey, M(atthew) LETTERS ON THE COLONIZATION SOCIETY; WITH A VIEW OF ITS PROBABLE RESULTS, UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADS: THE ORIGIN OF THE SOCIETY; INCREASE OF THE COLORED POPULATION; MANUMISSION OF SLAVES IN THIS COUNTRY;...
Phila 1832 
32pp. Removed. Expected foxing. Has the two leaves of illus., one w/maps. (Liberia & Monrovia) and the other with side view of slave ship including the compact "packing" of slaves. See Lib. Co. of Phila. Afro- American - 1553, 1906, 2045-2049 which identifies 5 issues with this copy having features for two of the issues. See also Dumond Biblio of Anti Slavery in America, p. 35. See also Hogg African Slavery and Its Suppressors, 26124. Not listed in Negro in America (neither Ms. Porter's nor Ms. Miller's versions). Sabin 10870. Although several editions appear per OCLC, this second ediiton is located in only five libraries. (10/16). (5704973075) 
Price: 275.00 USD
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7 Carpenter, Emilie LA RANCON DE ROGER.
Paris 1887 
219(1)pp. A collector's copy, the gilt & black contrasting vigorously & smartly w/the crimson cl., a.e.g. Ffep reglued. The ransom of Roger locale is North Africa. W/elephants & more. No copy listed per OCLC. Of nine works listed, six are located at one lib. w/the other three known in either two or three locations. France. Juvenile. Travel. (4663119399)
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8 Damroth, William G. AFRICA LAND OF THE GREAT CATS
Sanibel, FL 1984 
(30)pp. First ed. Paper covers. Fine. 4to. Book design and typography by Weterrings. (5891859285)
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Price: 7.50 USD
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9 deKock, W. J. and others DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN BIOGRAPHY
(Johannesburg, S.A.) 1968 
Vg, with Vol II having faded bkstrp. Modestly ex lib. Only one complete set listed on line at over four hundred. Extra shipping. 5 vol. (5846630838)
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Price: 137.50 USD
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10 Delegorgue, M. Adulphe. VOYAGE DANS L'AFRIQUE AUSTRALE.
Paris 1847 8vo. 
2 Vols. xvi, 580/Vol II - (i-iii)bl, 622 (623-4,errata)pp. 8vo. First edition, tall copy 9 11/16" or 24.5 cm, in original wrps. Vol I w/some thread breaks, vertical splits to bkstrp. Vol. II abraded lower 1/3 along right edge of bkstrp & lower 1.5" left side. All text legible. Untrimmed. Ftspc & 8 plts & 2 maps (one map w/damping). Edward C. Tabler copy w/his lib. stamp on rear pastedown. Mendelssohn I 441-2 notes author's desire to leave law by which he became a sailor along North Europe, Senegal, and the Antilles; subsequently he describes Cape Town, asperses the missionaries, disparages British involvement, comments on Zulus, provides two maps, a vocabulary, etc. Auction info: 2003 - Half cl., rubbed, spotted - 375 in today's funds. 1986 - half mor., lacking ftspc, one half title cut - 1840 in today's funds. 1980 half mor., 4000 in today's funds. Also copies on line to thirteen hundred. (5096251626) 
Price: 550.00 USD
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11 Francis Edwards Co. COLLECTION OF 34 FRANCIS EDWARDS CATALOGS ON AFRICA.
London 1931-59 8vo. 
1700+pp. V.g. All on Africa. (5104592772)
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Price: 225.00 USD
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12 Gerard, Jules LA CHASSE AU LION
Paris 1862 
250pp. New edition. First ptd 1855. Original covers gone, creative red tape to extremities. Last text leaf taped to last blank. First 30 p. w/ diminishing moisture marks. (5882019972)
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13 Holden, William C. HISTORY OF THE COLONY OF NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA
London 1855 
viii,463(1)(1)2-4pp. First ed. V.g. Pub. plum embossed cloth, fore edges untrimmed. The right side of bkstrp has a 4" split, reglued. Has all maps and nineteen illus. incl. one plate identified by a British colleague as "frequently missing". Includes "a brief history of the Orange-River sovereignty and of the various races inhabiting it, the great lake N'gami, commandos of the Dutch Boers, etc.". With private owner stamp on r.p.d. of Edward C. Tabler, noted West Virginia born Africanist. Mendelssohn 724 notes details on the Orange Colony and on retention of British sovereignty. The only complete non-ex-lib copy offered at $260 plus. (5216469405) 
Price: 250.00 USD
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14 Johnston, Sir Harry H. A HISTORY OF THE COLONIZATION OF AFRICA BY ALIEN RACES
Cambridge England 1913 
503pp. Near fine. First ptd 1899. Has 8 fold-out maps in color. Copies on line to sixty. (5971140663)
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Price: 19.25 USD
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15 London Missionary Society PAPERS RESPECTING THE MATEBELE MISSION, SOUTH AFRICA
London 1873 
316pp. "Printed for the Directors Only" This is a white on black photo negative copy covering 1863-1873 including correspondence between Thomas Sykes, New Station, native trading, translation of Book of Mark, letter w/Bechana and Swansea Committees, and proceedings of the Board. Two pages per 8 1/2 x 11" sheet. As prolific as the Society was, no copies of these papers appear per OCLC or NUC. (5260726068)
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Price: 87.50 USD
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16 Mitford, Bertram THE WHITE SHIELD
New York 1895 
301(3,ads)pp. First ed. Paper covers. Fore edge and binding edge damped as are first 50 pages. Free corners mildly dog eared. White hunter amongst natives. Ftspc art by Keeler. Only copy on line at thirty five. (5877606453)
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Price: 12.50 USD
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17 Tabler, Edward G. COLLECTION OF TYPED MATERIALS COMPILED BY NOTED AND PROLIFIC WEST VIRGINIA BORN AFRICANIST
Charleston WVA 1967+ 
Two binders. A: Bibliography of Tabler's work, 6 p. 1976; Unused intro to W. C. Harris, 3 p. 1967; Bio sketches, 14p.; Corrigenda to Rhodesia, 7p. nd; Same (additional) (10); Same #2, 25 p.; Same #3, 27 p. B: Catalogue of the library of Edward C. Tabler (over 250 items); Disposition directions 1 p.; Price list ca. 1977, 9 p. Tabler, from Charleston, WV, wrote or edited several titles on Africa. For the two binders . . . (5716452273) 
Price: 650.00 USD
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18 Vromant, Alfred (ed) PRECIS HISTORIQUES VOL 33 #1-12
Bruxelles 1884 
Issued by Society of Jesus as a commentary on things religious, literary, and scientific, with the first category predominating. Within the twelve issues (orig. wrps, unopened) are articles on Arithmetic, Jesuits, Belgium, Charles the Good, Pope Leo, Poys Bas, and Zambesi. One issue damped. For this complete volume (5936520858)
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19 Vromant, Alfred (ed) PRECIS HISTORIQUES VOL TRENTE DEUXIEME #1-12
Bruxelles 1883 
Issued by Society of Jesus as a commentary on things religious, literary, and scientific, with the first category predominating. Within the twelve issues (orig. wrps, unopened) are articles on Arithmetic, Asiatic colonies, Bengale, Bombay, Leo XIII, Loyolas, Miracles, Russia, Solomon, Suez and Zambese. For this complete volume (5936682822)
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20 Vromant, Alfred (ed) PRECIS HISTORIQUES VOL TRENTIEME #1-12
Bruxelles 1881 
Issued by Society of Jesus as a commentary on things religious, literary, and scientific, with the first category predominating. Within the twelve issues (orig. wrps, unopened) are articles on Assyrian Antiquities, Beugale, Philippines, Thomas Aquinas, Troy, Tunisia, and Zambese. For this complete volume (5936601840)
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