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1 SOUTH AFRICAN TRADITION A BRIEF SURVEY OF CULTURE AND ART IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
New York INFORMATION SERVICE OF SOUTH AFRICA 1962 B006LDET66 Softcover Very Good 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages 
Price: 9.80 USD
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2 Achebe, Chinua Things Fall Apart
New York Anchor 1994 0385474547 / 9780385474542 Paperback Very Good+ 
Unmarked. May never have been read. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. One of Chinua Achebe's many achievements in his acclaimed first novel, Things Fall Apart, is his relentlessly unsentimental rendering of Nigerian tribal life before and after the coming of colonialism. First published in 1958, just two years before Nigeria declared independence from Great Britain, the book eschews the obvious temptation of depicting pre-colonial life as a kind of Eden. Instead, Achebe sketches a world in which violence, war, and suffering exist, but are balanced by a strong sense of tradition, ritual, and social coherence. His Ibo protagonist, Okonkwo, is a self-made man. The son of a charming ne'er-do-well, he has worked all his life to overcome his father's weakness and has arrived, finally, at great prosperity and even greater reputation among his fellows in the village of Umuofia. Okonkwo is a champion wrestler, a prosperous farmer, husband to three wives and father to several children. He is also a man who exhibits flaws well-known in Greek tragedy: Okonkwo ruled his household with a heavy hand. His wives, especially the youngest, lived in perpetual fear of his fiery temper, and so did his little children. Perhaps down in his heart Okonkwo was not a cruel man. But his whole life was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and of weakness. It was deeper and more intimate than the fear of evil and capricious gods and of magic, the fear of the forest, and of the forces of nature, malevolent, red in tooth and claw. Okonkwo's fear was greater than these. It was not external but lay deep within himself. It was the fear of himself, lest he should be found to resemble his father. ; 7.90 X 5.20 X 0.70 inches; 209 pages 
Price: 7.22 USD
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3 Burke, James Lee Sunset Limited
New York Island Books 1999 0440223989 / 9780440223986 First Edition; First Printing Mass Market Paperback Good+ 
Mild wear on corners. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has mild signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. In a land soaked with sin, Dave Robicheaux is dueling with killers, ghosts, and a woman's revenge.... The townspeople of New Iberia, Louisiana, didn't crucify Megan Flynn's father. They just didn't catch whoever pinned him to a barn wall with sixteen-penny nails. Decades later, Megan, now a world-famous photojournalist, has come back to the bayou, looking for cop Dave Robicheaux. It was Dave who found the body of labor leader Jack Flynn. The sight changed the boy, shaped him as a man. And after forty years, Robicheaux is still haunted by the bizarre unsolved slaying. Now Megan's return has stirred up the ghosts of the long-buried past, igniting a storm of violence that will rip apart lives of blacks and whites in this bayou county. And for a good cop with bad memories, hard desires, and chilling nightmares, the time has come to uncover the truth. ; 4.2 x 1.1 x 6.9 inches; 387 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
Price: 2.96 USD
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4 Davidson, Basil THE LOST CITIES OF AFRICA with Maps and Illustrations
Boston Atlantic / Little, Brown 1959 First Edition (?) Softcover Good+ 
Previous owner's name on inside cover; otherwise unmarked. One corner has moisture stain but no damage or warping. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Written in 1959, this book is the first in an acclaimed series on Africa by Basil Davidson. It is a scholarly piece of work that describes the rise and fall of the glorious cities and kingdoms of an Africa of years past. In doing so, it dispels the many myths and hype created by foreign cultures, notably Europeans, around a land they did not know or understand and therefore dismissed as "The Dark Continent" (yet exploited and laid waste in ways that would seem unimaginably horrible to our "civilized" minds). ; 7.70 X 5 X 0.90 inches; 366 pages 
Price: 5.25 USD
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5 Forde, Darryl African Worlds
London Oxford University Press 1968 Softcover Good+ 
Wear on edges and corners. Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. ; Studies in the Cosmological Ideas and Social Values Of African Peoples; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 243 pages 
Price: 7.99 USD
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6 Gallmann, Kuki I Dreamed of Africa Tie In Edition
New York Penguin Books 2000 0140287442 / 9780140287448 First Edition (?); Second Printing Paperback Very Good 
Unmarked, mild wear on corners. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. At the age of twenty-five, Kuki Gallman, divorced and badly injured in a devastating car accident, left Italy to convalesce in Africa with the man who would become her second husband. Enchanted by the land, they established a vast ranch on the Laikipia plateau in Kenya. But Africa's splendor came with a price. Filled with pain and joy, beauty and drama, Gallman's haunting memoir "captures perfectly the magic of Kenya" (; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.90 inches; 368 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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7 Girard, James Preston The Late Man
New York Atheneum 1993 0689121830 / 9780689121838 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. In Girard's deceptively spare, yet thoroughly harrowing novel, the brutal death of an unknown person--the apparent victim of a known murderer--draws to it three intriguing and sympathetic characters, each determined--perhaps fated--to resolve the mystery. ; 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches; 277 pages 
Price: 6.37 USD
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8 Gunther, John Inside Africa
New York Harper & Brothers 1955 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Previous owner's name on inside cover. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Gunther started out in Morocco and proceeded more-or-less clockwise around the continent. He gives extensive treatment to Morocco, Kenya (Mau-Mau time) , the Union of South Africa (apartheid) , Nigeria, and Ghana. The latter, still the Gold Coast, was on the verge of independence; Nigeria was nearly as close. He then seems to run out of gas, giving short shrift to Liberia and even shorter (11 pages! ) to French West Africa (eight separate, independent nations today). Nelson Mandela and many other soon-to-be-prominents did not infringe on his event horizon, but he does speak of Jomo Kenyatta, and met Julius Nyerere (Tanzania, schoolteacher then, president 1962-85, relinquished power [an African rarity], became respected elder statesman, died 1999) , Sylvanus Olympio (first president of Togo, assassinated 1963) , and Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah. Gunther's radar almost totally misses the strife that would soon beset Algeria. He would surely have denied any racism and he would have believed it, but a trifle sometimes seeps through - though certainly no worse than that of the average western man of letters of the time. ; 8.30 X 5.90 X 2 inches; 952 pages; B00005W6XZ23257 
Price: 9.49 USD
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9 Hunter, Dupree A. Science in the Federal Government
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard UP 1957 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Unmarked, except for previus owner's embossed stamp on cover page, and pencil notes on back inside cover. Fading of lettering on spine. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Well bound. Good reading copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 460 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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10 Lofchie, Michael F. Zanzibar Background to Revolution
Princeton, New Jersey Princeton Univ Press 1968 Softcover Very Good 
Unmarked. Light wear on corners. Previous owner's name stamped on edge. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 316 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Oates, Joyce Carol Broke Heart Blues
New York Dutton Adult 1999 0525944516 / 9780525944515 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and without wear. In the tradition of We Were the Mulvaneys, a penetrating look at the burden of celebrity and the making of American myths. Brando. Dean. John Reddy Heart is right up there among them--at least in the eyes of the residents of Willowsville, New York. The handsome young heartthrob begins his bad boy career at sixteen, the night that a man is murdered in his mother's house. Was John Reddy protecting her from rape or covering up her crime, or is he actually innocent? It may not matter--the minute the manhunt starts, the second the sensational trial begins, John Reddy Heart is front-page news, celebrated in song, and well on his way to becoming a small town's obsession. The always inventive Oates has struck upon a truly innovative way to tell this uniquely American story. The novel is narrated by a chorus of Willowsville voices, a collective "we" that revels in its obsession with John Reddy Heart. Stretching from the 1960s through the 90s, set in the same America as Oates' masterpiece We Were the Mulvaneys, Broke Heart Blues is an epic achievement. ; 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches; 369 pages 
Price: 7.35 USD
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12 Preston, Douglas & Lincoln Child White Fire
New York Grand Central Publishing 2013 1455525839 / 9781455525836 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and without wear. Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who--with brutal precision--begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear. Her finding is so astonishing that it, even more than the arsonist, threatens the resort's very existence. ; Pendergast; 9.25 X 6.30 X 1.22 inches; 384 pages 
Price: 7.13 USD
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13 Prokosch, Frederic The Missolonghi manuscript
New York Farrar 1968 0491003609 / 9780491003605 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Unmarked. Mild wear on corners of dust jacket. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and without wear. , The manuscript of Missolonghi, is a deep, fascinanting, even if sometimes over the lines work. It was written in 1968 when the Byron mania wasn't yet at it peak, so it has a naive flavour in the way it approaches this great discussed romantic hero. Like The Memories of Hadrian by Yourcenar it is the author's intepretation of Lord Byron and many of the facts reported are not correct. Faux memoire books sometimes have these defects, but nonetheless are generally not burdened by this handicap. In this work Prokosch, that loved forgery, probably gave his best interpretation. He has the excuse of forging a manuscript! And how he does it! The action develops on two different time levels: the present at Missolonghi where Byron awaits his military action to liberate Greece, and the past with the description of all his troubled and hectic life. The time levels come together as death finally tacitates the writer. During all the recollection of his life Byron/Prokosch thinks over his sexuality, his women, his poetry, his life habits, his friends. We meet Augusta, the sister-lover, Claire, Teresa the italian almost-wife, the Shelley's, Trelawny, Polidori, Pietro Gamba, Maurocordato and others and we get to know them. One scene of the book remained particularly impressed in my imagination. The one dealing with the death of Shelly, and his burial. It is strong, realistic and deeply impressive. Some critics said the writing is un-Byronish, but I didn't have this impression. I; 22 cm.; 338 pages 
Price: 7.35 USD
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14 Thackeray, William Makepeace Vanity Fair
Modern Library 1950 Paperback Fair 
Unmarked, wear on corners and edges of book. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has few signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Novel without a Hero is a novel by English author William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in 1847–48, satirizing society in early 19th-century Britain. The book's title comes from John Bunyan's allegorical story The Pilgrim's Progress, first published in 1678 and still widely read at the time of Thackeray's novel. "Vanity Fair" refers to a stop along the pilgrim's progress: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent man's sinful attachment to worldly things. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 730 pages; Previous sku = 5699 
Price: 3.92 USD
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15 THEROUX, PAUL The London Embassy
New York Houghton Mifflin 1983 0395331072 / 9780395331071 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. London today, dangerous and antique - where once-elegant districts decay into slums jammed with former colonials, where economic disaster settles like fog, where terrorist's bombs rip holes in historic stone, & football graffiti read like a veiled threat. ; 8.2 x 5.4 x 1 inches; 248 pages 
Price: 8.82 USD
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16 Twain, Mark Les Aventures D'Huckleberry Fin (French Language)
Paris Gallimard 1973 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Unmarked, except for previous owner's stamp on inside cover page. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 359 pages 
Price: 31.66 USD
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17 Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
New York Readers Digest, Choice press 1989 0945260199 / 9780945260196 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Published without Dust Jacket. Few books capture both the simplicity and complexities of American life quite like these enduring "boyhood" classics by Mark Twain. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Take a lighthearted, nostalgic trip to a simpler time, seen through the eyes of a special boy named Tom Sawyer. It is a summertime world of hooky and adventure, pranks and punishment, villains and young love. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.2 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches; 123 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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18 United Nations Epithermal Gold in Asia and the Pacific Mineral Concentrations and Hydrocarbon Accumulations in the ESCAP Region
ESCAP 1992 Softcover Very Good 
Unmarked. Bumping on some corners and previous owner's name on outside cover. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. ; Vol. 6; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages 
Price: 65.81 USD
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19 Waxham, Ethel & Barbara Love & Frances Love Froidevaux Lady's Choice Ethel Waxham's Journals and Letters, 1905-1910
Albuguerque University of New Mexico Press 1996 0826317863 / 9780826317865 Softcover Very Good+ 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. When John McPhee discovered these journals he found that Ethel Waxham wrote "with such wit, insight, grace, irony, compassion, sarcasm, stylistic elegance, and embracing humor that I could not resist her." Waxham was a Wellesley graduate who decided in 1905 to accept a teaching job at a one-room school in Wyoming. Viewers of the the PBS series "The West," in which this material was used, will enjoy this intimate look at her five-year courtship by John Love and her attempts, as well as those of her college-educated friends, to pursue higher education and a career.; Trade PB; 8.80 X 6 X 1 inches; 394 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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20 Wilde, Oscar & Sylvan Barnet The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays Salome; Lady Windermere's Fan
New York Signet Classics 1985 0451525051 / 9780451525055 Paperback Very Good+ 
Unmarked. Probably never been read. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Three classic plays, including Wilde's most famous play which attacks Victorian manners and morals; Signet classics; Mass Market PB; 6.90 X 4.10 X 0.80 inches; 240 pages 
Price: 4.90 USD
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