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Image for Rockman  One man's crusade against apartheid police

Rockman One man's crusade against apartheid police

By: Abrahams, Eugene & Gregory Rockman

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Melville South Africa, Senior Publications: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16030

ISBN: 0947025669

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


White paper covered boards show only light wear, pages lightly tanned. Dustjacket chipped head and tail of spine, a couple of short tears with attendant creasing. ; Tight solid book, DJ in Mylar. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 185 pages; Lieutenant Gregory Rockman was a young 'coloured' policeman who fought for years against apartheid in the police force and the excesses of the riot police. His experiences are written as told to a young jornalist, Eugene Abrahams. Forewords by Bishop Desmond Tutu and Allan Boesak. View more info

Image for From Adjustment to Development in Africa  Conflict, Controversy, Convergence, Consensus?

From Adjustment to Development in Africa Conflict, Controversy, Convergence, Consensus?

By: Cornia, Giovanni Andrea & G.K. Helleiner & Richard Jolly

Price: $39.95

Publisher: London, St. Martin's Press: 1994

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17316

ISBN: 0333613619

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows light edge wear with small tear on bottom back edge. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8.66 X 5.51 X 1.18 inches; 417 pages; "The economic crisis in sub-Saharan Africa in the 1980s and 1990s has generated fierce debate among analysts and policy-makers concerning its causes and appropriate ways out of it. The 'structural adjustment' programmes promoted by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have been at the centre of the debate. This volume brings together economists from these international institutions and some of the best known of ... View more info

Image for The Sword and the Cross  Two Men and an Empire of Sand

The Sword and the Cross Two Men and an Empire of Sand

By: Fleming, Fergus

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 2003

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17710

ISBN: 080211752X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Bookdealers stamp on inside front board. Remainder marks on top and bottom page edges. Top fore corners lightly bumped. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.34 X 6.34 X 1.25 inches; 249 pages; "The Sword and the Cross takes us to the Sahara at the end of the nineteenth century, when the desert remained largely unexplored by Europeans. But France, which had seized Algeria in 1830, had designs on this hostile wilderness. Charles de Foucauld and Henri Laperrine, two friends, were part of this conquest. The one a layabout and womanizer, the other a stern career soldier... View more info

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Smuts ; The fields of force, 1919-1950

By: Hancock, W. K

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London, Cambridge University Press: 1968

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: 18773

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Dustjacket worn and lightly soiled, chipped with short tears, some damage on back panel from water damage (something peeled away some surface). Back board slightly bowed. ; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped, hinges intact.; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 589 pages; This covers a period in which Smuts was in and out of power as Prime Minister of South Africa. "Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts PC, OM, CH, DTD, ED, KC, FRS (24 May 1870 – 11 September 1950) was a prominent South African and British Commonwealth statesman, military leader and philosopher. In addition to holding... View more info

Image for Historic Overview of the Witwatersrand Goldfields  A Review of the Discovery, Geology, Geophysics, Development, Mining, Production and Future of the W

Historic Overview of the Witwatersrand Goldfields A Review of the Discovery, Geology, Geophysics, Development, Mining, Production and Future of the W

By: Handley, J. R. F.

Price: $115.00

Publisher: Howick, J.R.F. Handley: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18071

ISBN: 062032127X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Signed by Author; DJ shows light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Inscribed by the author on title page. Skivertex Limited editon of 2900 copies. This is not the leathrbound and does not have a slipcase but the back of heavy dust jacket is illustrated with a map, a replica of an 1885 map. Bound in at back of book is the booklet of colour figures ; B&W and Colour Photographs, Maps; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 224 pages View more info

Image for The New Societies of Tropical Africa A Selective Study

The New Societies of Tropical Africa A Selective Study

By: Hunter, Guy

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 17268

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ has light soiling, shows light edge wear as do the black cloth boards. Previous owner's name on front pastedown. ; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 376 pages; The book was written as a result of an enquiry and study carried out between 1959 and 1961, when several of the African nations were achieving their independence from Colonial rule by Great Britain, France, and other European interests. Contains fold-out maps and charts. View more info

Image for British Supremacy in South Africa 1899-1907

British Supremacy in South Africa 1899-1907

By: Le May, G.H.L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Clarendon Press, Oxford: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17377

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


White and orange dust jacket shows some soil, chipping and short tears, previous owner's name in front free end paper. Store stamp(sticker) base of front pastedown. Minimal text marking. ; A tight solid book hinges intact, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 229 pages; "This book, based on unpublished documents, explains why the Anglo-Boer War was for so long the vital issue in South African politics. It begins with Sir Alfred Milner`s attempt to secure British supremacy in South Africa by transforming the Transvaal Republic into a British colony.`` This only result... View more info

Image for Black and White in South Africa The Politics of Survival

Black and White in South Africa The Politics of Survival

By: Le May, G.H.L.

Price: $13.95

Publisher: New York, American Heritage Press: 1971

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 18576

ISBN: 0070371563

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows some shelf wear with chips, tears and creasing.; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Library of The 20th Century; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages; Le May goes back to the Boer War to analyze the affects of Britain's victory on the Afrikaner society and how it led to the later problems, most importantly, apartheid. View more info

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Life with the Zulus of Natal, South Africa

By: Mason, George H.

Price: $54.00

Publisher: London, Frank Cass & Co.: 1968

Edition: Facsimile; Second Printing

Seller ID: 11750

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright solid, book, red cloth cover boards with gilt design on front & black & gilt title impression on spine ; 232 pages; This is a facsimile reprint of the 1855 classic travel book View more info

Image for Stanley - Sorcerers Apprentice

Stanley - Sorcerers Apprentice

By: McLynn, Frank

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Constable and Co.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18196

ISBN: 0094702209

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 499 pages; "This is the second volume of Frank McLynn's biography of Henry Morton Stanley. It covers the years 1877 to 1904. During this period of his life King Leopold II of the Belgians was a dominant figure. The complexity of Stanley's relationahsip with Leopold is here described - a story of emotional duplicity and double-dealing. Stanley collaborated with the devious Leopold to outwit the nations of Europe and thus to provide the King of the Belgians ... View more info

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Umsebenzi

By: Molefe, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Self Published: 1968

Seller ID: 16123

Condition: Very Good-


Light wear to extremities of white card covers, corners bumped, soiling to covers. ; A tight solid book. Stapled wraps. ; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 57 pages; A personal account by the author of his life in South Africa, where he worked as a company chauffeur for John Deere (PTY) Ltd. View more info

Image for To Katanga and Back; a UN Case History

To Katanga and Back; a UN Case History

By: O'Brien, Conor Cruise

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, Hutchinson of London: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19187

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ and boards show some shelf wear, short tear top edge of dustjacket.; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.0 X 6.2 X 1.5 inches; 371 pages; "In September 1961, a company of 155 Irish United Nations troops were surrounded by a force of heavily armed Gendarmerie and mercenaries outnumbering them 20-to-one in the jungle of central Africa. The Irish soldiers, many of them still in their teens, were lightly armed, short of ammunition and supplies, and unprepared for the situation. They had been sent to the former Belgian Congo on what was supposed to be a pea... View more info

Image for The Zulu Aftermath  A Nineteenth-Century Revolution in Bantu Africa

The Zulu Aftermath A Nineteenth-Century Revolution in Bantu Africa

By: Omer-Cooper, John D.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Evanston IL, Northwestern University Press: 1969

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 18775

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Some bumping to bottom of spine and corners, dustjacket shows edgewear and mild chipping ; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Ibadan History Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages; "A detailed history of the 19th-century Zulu expansion in southern Africa, and the ongoing impact of that movement on the region, with chapters on the Swazi, Ngoni, Basuto, Ndebele, and more." View more info

Image for Arabs and Nubians in New Halfa  A Study of Settlement and Irrigation

Arabs and Nubians in New Halfa A Study of Settlement and Irrigation

By: Salem-Murdock, Muneera

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah, University of Utah Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17865

ISBN: 0874803101

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


DJ has small tears, 1/4" chip missing from front bottom, book dealer's stamp front pastedown. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 205 pages View more info

Image for The Great Thirst

The Great Thirst

By: Seed, Jenny

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Scarsdale, NY, Bradbury Press: 1971

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 18318

ISBN: 0878880585

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows some shelf wear, staining to page tops and top edge of dust jacket does not extend to text, spine faded. Front free end paper is clipped. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Wraparound jacket art by Trevor Stubley ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 188 pages; "In South-West Africa in the 1830's a boy of the Nama tribe vows to avenge his father's death but despite his warrior's heritage cannot kill when the opportunity comes." The story dates back to the 1830s in what is now South Africa. View more info

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Colonial Borderlands. France and the Netherlands in the Atlantic in the 19th century

By: Sicking, Louis

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers: 2008

Seller ID: 17702

ISBN: 9004169601

Condition: Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Boards show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book.; History of International Relations, Diplomacy, & Intelligence Vol 4; B&W Illustrations; 9.76 X 6.54 X 0.71 inches; 217 pages; "History of International Relations, Diplomacy and Intelligence, 4 (History of International Relations Library, 4) France and the Netherlands were both important European colonial powers in the nineteenth century. This book, based primarily on archival research, is a contribution to the study of the relations between France and the Netherlands overseas in the nineteenth century. It focuses on those regions o... View more info

Image for African Women  Their Legal Status in South Africa

African Women Their Legal Status in South Africa

By: Simons, H. J

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, C. Hurst and Co.: 1968

Edition: 1st UK

Seller ID: 11818

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Plain blue price clipped DJ has lightly faded spine, some chipping, short tears top edge, price roughly cut out bottom front flap ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; 10 X 7 X 1 inches; 299 pages; A scholarly work examining such issues as polygamy, brideprice and male primogeniture etc. View more info

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Lugard in Africa

By: Thomson, A. A. & Dorothy Middleton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1959

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: 18774

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Dustjacket chipped with short tears, light soil. Small bookshop sticker base of front pastedown. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 189 pages; Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard (22 January 1858 – 11 April 1945) had a varied and distinguished career as a soldier, explorer and colonial administrator. He is best known for his work in Nigeria, where "he raised the West Africa Frontier Force, curbed the power of the Emirs of the north and in the years that followed laid the foundations for good government." He serve... View more info

Image for General History of Africa  Africa Under Colonial Domination, 1880-1935

General History of Africa Africa Under Colonial Domination, 1880-1935

By: UNESCO & A. Adu Boahen (editor)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann International Literature & Textbooks: 1985

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: 18772

ISBN: 043594813X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Dustjacket shows light edge wear, short closed tear top edge. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Brown cloth covered boards with blind stamped titles front board and gilt stamped titles on spine. ; UNESCO general history of Africa volume VII; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 736 pages; "The result of years of work by scholars from all over the world, The UNESCO General History of Africa reflects how the different peoples of Africa view their civilizations and shows the historical relationships between the various parts of the continent. Historical c... View more info