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Travel - Africa

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Livingstone's Last Journey, Coupland, Sir Reginald
1 Coupland, Sir Reginald Livingstone's Last Journey
London Collins 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Brown title on light brown cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with a little fading to spine. Internally there is an inscription to front pastedown and some light foxing to endpapers else clean and unmarked. 271 pages. Portrait frontispiece. 5 maps showing Livingstone's journeys. A well researched account of David Livingstone's journeys in Africa from 1866 to 1874. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Atlas Biker  -  Mountainbiking in Morocco, Crane, Nick
2 Crane, Nick Atlas Biker - Mountainbiking in Morocco
Oxford The Oxford Illustrated Press 1990 1855092107 / 9781855092105 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Pictorial laminated boards has a small indentation to front and a few page corners have light creasing else clean, tight and unmarked with dustjacket which has a stain to back and is not price clipped. Twenty days after setting out from the Saharan sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert in the far south-eastern corner of Morocco, Chris Bradley, Matt Dickinson and Nick Crane arrived at the Atlantic resort of Agadir. En route they traversed the entire length of the High Atlas mountains by mountainbike, which took the trio on a 1,200 kilometre route over 14 passes, involved a total of 15,300 metres of climbing and included a bicycle ascent of North Africa's highest peak, 4,167 metre Mount Toubkal. Nearly half the route was along rough mule tracks and little used mountain footpaths with the riders contending with sand, rock, ice and snow - a true test for both bikes and riders. Fully illustrated. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Africa Overland  -  A Trek From Cape Town to Cairo, Finlay, Iain & Sheppard, Trish
3 Finlay, Iain & Sheppard, Trish Africa Overland - A Trek From Cape Town to Cairo
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1977 020713510X / 9780207135101 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine copy in a complete dustjacket which has slight fading to spine. The heroic journey by the authors with their two children across 8,000 miles from Cape Town to Egypt using only public transport and any other means of conveyance. They encounter dramatic events, sickness, arrest, wild animals but experienced awe inspiring sights. A travelogue worthy of the great Victorian travellers. 16 pages of colour photographs. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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South Africa, Kiley, Dennis
4 Kiley, Dennis South Africa
London B. T. Batsford 1976 0713432527 / 9780713432527 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Very Good + unmarked copy with VG + price clipped dustjacket. An excellent travelogue which is not only informative and useful but is also entertainingly personal, bringing South Africa to life with a wealth of vivid personal experience, anecdote and historical background which the South African author peppers with an assortment of extraordinary characters. 25 photographs and 1 map. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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The Chains of Heaven  -  An Ethiopian Romance, Marsden, Philip
5 Marsden, Philip The Chains of Heaven - An Ethiopian Romance
London Harper Collins 2005 0007173474 / 9780007173471 Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xiv + 298 pages. 45 illustrations. 1 map. Glossary. Second impression. When Philip Marsden first went to Ethiopia in 1982, it changed the direction of his life. What he saw of its astonishing antiquity, its raw medieval Christianity, its extremes of brutality and grace produced in him a restless curiosity and made him a writer. But Ethiopia at that time was torn apart by civil war, and the ancient heartland of the north was closed off. 20 years later,Marsden returned and the book is the account of a journey deferred. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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David Livingstone  -  His Labours and His Legacy, Montefiore, Arthur
6 Montefiore, Arthur David Livingstone - His Labours and His Legacy
London S.W. Partridge 1897 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Gilt titles and black motifs on brown cloth boards which have minor marks to front with darker marks to back and just a hint of wear to spine tail. Internally there is light foxing to endpapers, fore and lower edges and a few spots sporadically, a decorative prize bookplate else a clean and tight copy. Sixth edition, twenty-fourth thousand. Not dated but prize bookplate is dated December 2nd, 1897. Portrait frontispiece and illustrated throughout with full page plates, smaller engravings for chapter headings and chapter tails. A most delightful early biography of the famous explorer with beautiful illustrations. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Congo Journey, O'Hanlon, Redmond
7 O'Hanlon, Redmond Congo Journey
London Hamish Hamilton 1996 0241127688 / 9780241127681 Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy with no inscriptions (Fine apart from some light foxing to top and fore edges) with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 472 pages. 23 illustrations. 3 maps. Ostensibly a quest for Mokele-mbembe, the Congo dinosaur (whose secret becomes clear), this story of travel through the jungles and swamp forests of the northern Congo is Tolstoyan in its depth, scope and range of characters, and as vivid as Nabokov in its image and detail. A portrait of a country, it is alive with natural history, it is a search for the meaning of sorcery, the purpose of religion (and a celebration of the comfort and mysteries of science), it is also an adventure told with great narrative force. Of course there is a darker side to the Congo, and that too is recorded here. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.85 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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African Discovery  -   An Anthology of Exploration, Perham, Margery and Simmons, J.
8 Perham, Margery and Simmons, J. African Discovery - An Anthology of Exploration
London Faber & Faber 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Gold titles on black cloth boards. A few minor marks to boards but overall clean with no wear. Internally there are inscriptions to front pastedown and front endpaper and foxing to fore edge else clean and unmarked. Fore edge uncut. The anthology, taken from the books of eleven explorers, covers the period 1769-1873 and comprises :- James Bruce, Mungo Park, Hugh Clapperton and Richard Lemon Lander, David Livingstone, William Balfour Baikie, Sir Francis Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, Sir Samuel White Baker, Sir Henry Morton Stanley. 16 illustrations, 10 maps and a fold out general map of Africa. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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East Along The Equator  -  A Congo Journey, Winternitz, Helen
9 Winternitz, Helen East Along The Equator - A Congo Journey
London The Bodley Head 1987 0370311256 / 9780370311258 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A VG+ unmarked copy which has usual age darkening to page edges with VG+ complete dustjacket. A fascinating journey by the author and her travelling companion, travelling in a dilapidated riverboat up the mainstream of the Congo, and into the geographic centre of the African continent. Once there they strike out over land through the Ituri rain forest, sanctuary of the gracious pygmies, past the snow capped Mountains of the Moon, then down into the Great Rift Valley, where man's ancestors evolved. 1 map and 26 photographs. **** NOT EX LIB 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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