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Qwa Qwa / Thaba Nchu Clippings 1975-1982
1 Qwa Qwa / Thaba Nchu Clippings 1975-1982
Roma, Lesotho Institute for Southern Africa Studies, National University of Lesotho 1983 Paperback Very good 
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Ahamed, Liaquat Lords of Finance
New York Penguin Books 2009 159420182X / 9781594201820 First Edition Hardcover Very good very good 
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. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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3 B.M. Khaketla Lesotho 1970
C. Hurst & Co. 1971 First edition Hardcover Very good very good 
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. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam, Bowersock, G.W.
4 Bowersock, G.W. Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam
New York Oxford University Press 2013 0199739323 / 9780199739325 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine 
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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Botswana, British Information Services
5 British Information Services Botswana
London Central Office of Information 1966 Pamphlet Very good 
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad, Catlos, Brian A.
6 Catlos, Brian A. Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 2014 0809058375 / 9780809058372 First edition Hardcover Near fine near fine 
Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 390. Gray boards with silver spine text. Slight bumping to corners and jacket edges. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Woman Who Would Be King, Cooney, Kara
7 Cooney, Kara The Woman Who Would Be King
New York Crown Publishing 2014 0307956768 / 9780307956767 First Edition Hardcover Fine near fine 
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. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Another Development for Lesotho? Alternative Development Strategies for the Mountain Kingdom, Dag Hammarskjold Foundation
8 Dag Hammarskjold Foundation Another Development for Lesotho? Alternative Development Strategies for the Mountain Kingdom
Maseru, Lesotho Dag Hammarskjold Foundation 1989 Paperback Very good 
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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A New Voyage Round the World, Dampier, William
9 Dampier, William A New Voyage Round the World
London Adam and Charles Black 1937 Hardcover Very good 
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Raid: A Dramatic Retelling of Ireland's Epic Tale, Eickhoff, Randy Lee
10 Eickhoff, Randy Lee The Raid: A Dramatic Retelling of Ireland's Epic Tale
New York Tom Doherty 1997 0312862385 / 9780312862381 Hardcover Fine fine Signed
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. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 Flannery, Tim Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 2010 080211976X / 9780802119766 Hardcover Very good very good 
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Ideario Politico de Augusto Cesar Sandino, Fonseca, Carlos
12 Fonseca, Carlos Ideario Politico de Augusto Cesar Sandino
Managua, Nicaragua Departamento de Propaganda y Educacion Politica del FSLN 1984 Pamphlet Very good 
16mo (16.5 cm), pp. 78. Yellow printed wraps. Creasing to a few pages. A publication of the Sandinista National Liberation Front detailing the policital and revolutionary ideology of the Party's namesake. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Programa Historico del FSLN, Fonseca, Carlos
13 Fonseca, Carlos Programa Historico del FSLN
Managua, Nicaragua Departmento de Propaganda y Educacion Politica de FSLN 1984 Pamphlet 
16mo (16.5 cm), pp. 40. Yellow printed wraps, stapled. Light wear to wraps. A publication of the Sandinista National Liberation Front summarizing its history. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Viva Sandino, Fonseca, Carlos
14 Fonseca, Carlos Viva Sandino
Managua, Nicaragua Departamento de Propaganda y Educacion Politica del FSLN 1984 Paperback 
16mo (16.5 cm), pp. 175. Yellow printed wraps. Creasing to a few pages. Parts of top layer on rear cover torn away, obsuring text. A publication of the Sandinista National Liberation Front detailing the life of the Party's namesake. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Short History of Sierra Leone, Fyfe, Christopher
15 Fyfe, Christopher A Short History of Sierra Leone
London Longman Group 1973 0582602513 / 9780582602519 Paperback Very good 
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 archivist for Sierra Leone. (Hargreaves, The Guardian, 10/27/08). 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Nepal: The Hard Drug Scene, and The Role of Parents and Teachers in Saving Their Children From Drugs, Gafney, Fr. Thomas E. and Sampurna Man Maskey
16 Gafney, Fr. Thomas E. and Sampurna Man Maskey Nepal: The Hard Drug Scene, and The Role of Parents and Teachers in Saving Their Children From Drugs
Kathmandu, Nepal Nepal Jesuit Society 1989 Other Very good 
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 youth away from "the attractive but unattainable elements of the modern world..." Both pieces have light edge wear, and dog-eared pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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L'Expedition de la Jeannette au Pole Nord racontee par tous les membres de l'expedition ouvrage compose des documents rec us par le New-York Herald de 1878 a 1882, Geslin, Jules
17 Geslin, Jules L'Expedition de la Jeannette au Pole Nord racontee par tous les membres de l'expedition ouvrage compose des documents rec us par le New-York Herald de 1878 a 1882
Paris Maurice Dreyfous undated (ca. 1893) First edition Hardcover Good 
Octavo (22 cm), pp. [6], xxiv, 365, [2] (vol 1); [6], 411, [1] (vol 2). Undated. First trade edition (there was also an edition of 25 copies printed on Hollande Van Gelder paper). Original publisher's green cloth boards with gilt lettering, maritime vignette in black and gold on upper boards, black border along top and bottom edges. Each with frontispiece, maps and numerous plates. Dedication page tipped in volume 1, reproduced letter/autograph from a Mr. Jackson of the New York Herald (both of which are dated December 1892, leading to likely publication date of 1893). Both volumes with foxing, and moderate wear along edges. Some unopened pages. A compendium of reports from the New York Herald translated into French, regarding the Arctic voyage of the USS Jeannette. The Herald's owner, James Gordon Bennett Jr., was enamoured with the "Open Polar Sea" theory which held that the warm waters of the Gulf Stream flowed north to melt a "thermometric gateway" to the North Pole (Howgego, D4). He owned the Jeannette and sent the ship (under naval command) off to look for an overdue Swedish ship in 1879. The journey was by any measure an unmitigated disaster. Within a few months, the Jeannette got stuck in an ice pack. The crew continued to record scientific data and actually discovered two new islands before having to abandon ship in June 12, 1881, when the weight of the ice crushed the ship. The crew was forced to hike down the Siberian coast, and many members (including Captain George DeLong) died there. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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The Aftermath of Revolution in Latin America, Halperin-Donghi, Tulio
18 Halperin-Donghi, Tulio The Aftermath of Revolution in Latin America
New York Harper Torchbooks 1973 06131711 Paperback Very good 
Octavo (20cm), pp. 149. Very small closed tear at top cover, light staining on textblock. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Missions Berliet Ténéré Tchad 9 Nov. 1959 - 7 Janv. 1960, 23 Oct. 1960 - 9 Déc 1960, Hugot, Henri
19 Hugot, Henri Missions Berliet Ténéré Tchad 9 Nov. 1959 - 7 Janv. 1960, 23 Oct. 1960 - 9 Déc 1960
Paris Arts et Métiers Graphiques 1962 Paperback Good good 
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 in biology, archaeology, geology and ethnography all contributed chapters. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Bantu-Speaking Tribes of South Africa, I. Schapera (ed)
20 I. Schapera (ed) The Bantu-Speaking Tribes of South Africa
Cape Town Maskew Miller Limited 1962 Hardcover Good good 
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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