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Image for Qwa Qwa / Thaba Nchu Clippings 1975-1982

Qwa Qwa / Thaba Nchu Clippings 1975-1982

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Roma, Lesotho, Institute for Southern Africa Studies, National University of Lesotho: 1983

Seller ID: 23255


Quarto (30 cm), pp. 112. Blue paper wrappers. Xeroxed newspaper articles on hand-numbered pages from nine English language publications in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, and Qwa Qwa. Wrappers are sunned, with light edge wear. View more info

Lords of Finance

By: Ahamed, Liaquat

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15370


Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 564. Light gray boards with dark gray quarter binding, silver spine titling and pictorial jacket. Includes bibliography, notes and index. Jacket has light wear, text block smudged. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Lesotho 1970

By: B.M. Khaketla

Price: $12.00

Publisher: C. Hurst & Co.: 1971

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 6897


Octavo (22 cm), pp. 350. Brown boards with gilt lettering on spine. Includes index, map of Lesotho. Jacket has moderate wear, boards are crimped at corners. Gift inscription on free front endpaper. Stain on bottom and side edges. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam

By: Bowersock, G.W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16138


Octavo (21 cm), pp. 181. Red boards, silver titling, pictorial jacket. Includes two maps, eight black and white illustrations, index. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Botswana

By: British Information Services

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Central Office of Information: 1966

Seller ID: 15592


Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 32 pages. Unknown edition. Staplebound green and white wrappers, includes black and white photos, map of Botswana. Small pen mark on page 32, stain on back cover. Light edge wear. View more info

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Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad

By: Catlos, Brian A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux: 2014

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 14609


Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 390. Gray boards with silver spine text. Slight bumping to corners and jacket edges. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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The Woman Who Would Be King

By: Cooney, Kara

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishing: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15487


Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 298. Black boards with gilt spine titling, pictorial jacket, deckle edge. Map of ancient Egypt is on endpapers, includes index. Jacket has very slight edge wear. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Image for Another Development for Lesotho? Alternative Development Strategies for the Mountain Kingdom

Another Development for Lesotho? Alternative Development Strategies for the Mountain Kingdom

By: Dag Hammarskjold Foundation

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Maseru, Lesotho, Dag Hammarskjold Foundation: 1989

Seller ID: 15577


Octavo (20 cm), pp. 217. Unknown edition. Green paper wrappers with white titling. Includes presentations, lectures and reports from the seminar which took place in December 1987. Topics include trade, infrastructure, culture, communications, agriculature, ecology and more. The opening speech of King Moshoeshoe II, who attended and participated in the entire proceedings, is included as well. Wrappers have rub marks, light edge wear. View more info

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A New Voyage Round the World

By: Dampier, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Adam and Charles Black: 1937

Seller ID: 15517


Octavo (22.5 cm), pp. 376. Reprint. Brown cloth boards with gilt spine titling. Includes four maps (three foldout), reproduction of original 1697 title page and a page from Dampier's journal, bibliographic preface by N.M. Prenser, introduction by Sir Albert Gray, president of the Hakluyt Society, and index. Boards have light edge and corner wear. No jacket. Gift inscription dated 1946 on free front endpaper. View more info

Image for Pictures of the First French Revolution Being Episodes from the History of the Girondists with a Summary of the Intermediate Events; and Zenobia, or The Fall of Palmyra

Pictures of the First French Revolution Being Episodes from the History of the Girondists with a Summary of the Intermediate Events; and Zenobia, or The Fall of Palmyra

By: De Lamartine, Alphonse and William Ware

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Simms and McIntyre: 1850

Seller ID: 23365


Two volumes in one binding. 12mo (15.5 cm), pp.288, 283. Contemporary half-leather over marbled boards with marbled endpapers. Decorative gilt spine text. Boards are scuffed and worn, scattered foxing, and what appears to be residue from a book plate (now removed). These two books were published as part of Simms and McIntyre's Parlour Library series, originally bound in stiff green paper boards. Called "yellow-backs," these reprints were made and sold cheaply, so... View more info

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The Raid: A Dramatic Retelling of Ireland's Epic Tale

By: Eickhoff, Randy Lee

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Tom Doherty: 1997

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1195


Octavo (21 cm), pp. 283. Inscribed and signed on title page by Eickhoff to Spur Award-winning author Richard Wheeler: "For Richard- Who broke the new ground and inspires us all. Randy Lee Eickhoff." Later printing. Black boards, gilt titling. Includes glossary of names and terms. Dust jacket present. View more info

Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet

By: Flannery, Tim

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2010

Seller ID: 10621


Octavo (23.5cm), pp. 316.First edition thus. Green boards with gilt lettering on spine and an 'A' stamped on front board. Includes full color photographs throughout. Small stain on bottom corner of front dust jacket. Dust jacket present. View more info

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A Short History of Sierra Leone

By: Fyfe, Christopher

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Longman Group: 1973

Seller ID: 23233


Reprint. 12mo. (18.5 cm), pp. 192. Pictorial wrappers have light edge wear, few pages dog-eared. Includes black and white photos, notes for teachers, and index. A condensed edition of Fyfe's seminal 1962 History of Sierra Leon, this version "was cherished in many Freetown homes, and became an indispensable text in schools." Fyfe chanced into his role as the authoritative historian of Western Africa when his brother-in-law tapped him in 1950 to be the official arc... View more info

Image for Nepal: The Hard Drug Scene, and The Role of Parents and Teachers in Saving Their Children From Drugs

Nepal: The Hard Drug Scene, and The Role of Parents and Teachers in Saving Their Children From Drugs

By: Gafney, Fr. Thomas E. and Sampurna Man Maskey

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal Jesuit Society: 1989

Seller ID: 23257


A contemporaneous copy of a three-page, staplebound speech given by Maskey on his first-hand experiences as a heroin addict and subsequent recovery with the help of the Jesuit-founded Freedom Centre (a drug rehab program for boys and men); with statistics and observations of the drug problem in Nepal more broadly. Also includes a two-page companion piece by Gafney, founder of St. Xavier Social Centre which houses the Freedom Centre, on how authority figures should direct... View more info

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Azerbaijan Diary

By: Goltz, Thomas

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Armonk, NY, M.E. Sharpe: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 23873


Octavo (22.5 cm), pp. 496. Presentation copy, inscribed by author to actor Margot Kidder: "To the Miss K, wih warmest and deepest from Tommy the Traveling Turk to his [illegible] camera crew ... Deadrock, July 4, 1998." Pictorial jacket, black boards with red quarter cloth, gilt titling. Includes black and white photos, index. Spine is cocked, jacket has light edge wear. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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The Aftermath of Revolution in Latin America

By: Halperin-Donghi, Tulio

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Torchbooks: 1973

Seller ID: 13098


Octavo (20cm), pp. 149. Very small closed tear at top cover, light staining on textblock. View more info

Image for Missions Berliet Ténéré Tchad 9 Nov. 1959 - 7 Janv. 1960, 23 Oct. 1960 - 9 Déc 1960

Missions Berliet Ténéré Tchad 9 Nov. 1959 - 7 Janv. 1960, 23 Oct. 1960 - 9 Déc 1960

By: Hugot, Henri

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Paris, Arts et Métiers Graphiques: 1962

Seller ID: 9930


Quarto (27 cm), pp. 376. Paperback in paper wrapper. Four color plates and maps tipped in throughout, including two foldout maps. Illustrated with many b/w photos of rock art, projectile points and other artifacts. Front cover is loose at hinge, paper wraps are well-worn with numerous chips and tears. Documenting two French scientific expeditions in the Sahara desert sponsored by the truck company Berliet in order to demonstrate the ruggedness of their vehicles. Experts ... View more info

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The Bantu-Speaking Tribes of South Africa

By: I. Schapera (ed)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cape Town, Maskew Miller Limited: 1962

Seller ID: 10496


Octavo (23 cm), pp. 453 with index. Later printing. Burgandy boards with gilt lettering on spine. Tan jacket with red lettering. Includes map of "Distribution of Bantu-Speaking Tribes of the Union of South Africa." Jacket has moderate edge wear, along with substantial moisture damage to spine, back of jacket and back board. Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for Botswana 1939-1945: An African Country at War

Botswana 1939-1945: An African Country at War

By: Jackson, Ashley

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Usa: 1999

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 6901


Octavo (21.5 cm), pp. 281. Black boards with gilt titling, navy blue jacket. Includes bibliography and index, advance copy slip from publisher laid in. Jacket has slight wear along top edge. Small spot on top edge. Jackson is a military and imperial historian who specializes in the British Empire. This book covers a time period he pinpoints as a turning point between the third and fourth eras of the British Empire. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

The House of Kanoo A Century of an Arabian Family Business

By: Kanoo, Khalid M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, London Centre of Arab Studies: 1997

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 11997


Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 323.Signed and inscribed by author on title page: "To Trey, With my best wishes. I liked what I saw. Khalid 4/7/08." Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Jacket and boards have light edge wear, a few spots of soiling on upper board. A history of the Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo group, one of the oldest and largest family-owned businesses in the Persian Gulf. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info