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Gillespie, Carol Ann Ethiopia
Chelsea House , 2003 First Edition. Book Condition: Very Good. In stock, for immediate despatch. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: History; ISBN: 0791071065. Inventory No: 0027006. (Book ref. 0027006) £9.00
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Murphy, Dervla: IN ETHIOPIA WITH A MULE
(Century1968) 8vo pbk in Century Travellers Series. 280pp. VG+ (Book ref. 6942) £5.00
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"Arnold, Percy (edited by Richard Pankhurst)" "Prelude to Magdala, Emperor Theodore of Ethiopia and British diplomacy"
1991 "Published by Bellew Publishing, London, 1991, 1st edition. Green cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine under illustrated dustwrapper. 8.75ins x 5.75ins, x, 336pp plus 4pp plates. Spine very lightly faded else VG / VG." (Book ref. 39942) £7.50
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PAKENHAM Thomas: THE MOUNTAINS OF RASSELAS.
London. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1998. HEAVY large format hardback which will require extra postage. Before ordering please contact us direct for a postage quote. 175 pages. Colour and b.w. illustrations. Fine in navy boards with silver lettering to spine, in a near-fine d.w. Reprint of a book originally published in 1959 of the authors visit to Ethiopia. In this book Thomas Pakenham retraces his footsteps, adding historical insight and new colour photography to his original story. ISBN:0-297-82369-8. (Book ref. 3169) £7.50
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KAPLAN Jonathan: THE DRESSING STATION - A surgeon's chronicle of war and medicine.
New York. Grove Press. 2001. lst American edn. Hardback. 407 pages. Fine in terracotta boards with red lettering to black spine, illustrated end-papers, in a fine d.w. ISBN: 0-8021-1707-4. (Book ref. 3877) £4.00
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Michael Glover AN IMPROVISED WAR: THE ABYSSINIAN CAMPAIGN 1940-1941
1987, Leo Cooper, , 0870524569,202pp, Illustrations, maps, Orders of Battle, bibliography, index, vg in d/w, , The first allied victory of the second world war, the campaign that defeated the Italian Armies in Ethiopia. At it's core was the Battle of Keren, which men who fought at both held to be worse than Cassino. (Book ref. 21704-01) £23.00
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Barnes, James Strachey Half a Life Left
Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1937. Hardback. Very Good. Green boards, somewhat worn. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 329 pages (Book ref. 16941) £15.00
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Illustrated London News The Illustrated London News - February 13, 1965
London: Illustrated London News & Sketch Ltd., 1965. Soft Cover. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Bright, crisp condition, issue contains colour photos (including cover) of Haile Selassie, The Lion of Judah, and H.M. The Queen, on her visit to Addis Ababa and the pageantry which greeted her; many other articles including the U.S. in Vietnam, Spanish pressure on Gibraltar, Etruscan texts; numerous illustrations and contemporary adverts throughout in b/w and colour. (Book ref. 6736) £7.00
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Huxley, Julian Memories II
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1973. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, colour frontis portrait, 269 pages, b/w illustrations, index; no previous ownership marks, unclipped dustjacket. In this second volume of memoirs, Sir Julian Huxley takes up the story with his appointment as first Director-General of Unesco. Among the notable journeys he describes are the world tour he made after being awarded the Kalinga prize for promoting the spread of scientific knowledge, and some of his many visits to Africa. (Book ref. 6665) £7.25
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Yirgou, Dagnatchew Plant Diseases of Economic Importance in Ethiopia
Haile Selassie I University College of Agriculture, 1967. Soft Cover. Very Good. Experimental station bulletin no.50, 30 pages, 6 illustrations, contents: diseases of cereals, oil seed crops, pulses, vegetables, fruit crops, coffee, cotton, sugar cane and tobacco found in Ethiopia. (Book ref. 5763) £4.00
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Alexander, Caroline The Way to Xanadu
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1993. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0297813137 Bright unclipped pictorial dustjacket, black cloth binding, endpapers taken from 1618 edition of Purchas Pilgrimage, xiii + 194 pages, 4 maps, list of helpful sources. Was there really a place called Xanadu, with its 'walls and towers'? Literary travel book recounts the author's quest across three continents to discover 'the miracle of rare device', the source of Coleridge's inspiration. (Book ref. 1734) £4.00
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Waugh, Evelyn: Remote People: A Report from Ethiopia and British East Africa 1930-31 (Review Copy)
UK: Penguin Travel Library, 1985 First thus, soft back with glossy cover, very good tight condition but browned thoughout, crease to top front corner, 184 pages + adverts, In 1930 Evelyn Waugh went out to Abyssinia as special correspondent for The Times to cover the coronation of Emperor Ras Tafarie - Haile Salassie1, King of Kings of Ethiopia. A fascinatingl account of not only Ethiopia and the coronation but subsequent travels in Aden, Kenya, Zanzibar, Belgian Congo and South Africa. A this is a first edition Penguin copy with a review copy insert. (Book ref. 1068) £15.00
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Sir Charles Pereira FRS: Illustrations by the author: Simama - A lifetime study of tropical issues
UK: Teston Books, 2000 Hardback, first edition, very good condition, no dust-jacket, publisher's original red clothboards with gilt blocking to front and spine, 167 pages, b/w photo and line illustrations - with 22 illustrations by the author.Autobiography of Sir Charles Pereira FRS who spent 23 years in Africa as a research agriculturalist and hydrologist. The places he lived and worked in included Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika amongst other parts of the world. His experiences are never dull (especially hunting the Mau Mau). CONTENTS:- Introduction; Canada - a contrast in settlement densities; Pre-war Britain; The need to stop Hitler; A Sapper war; Atlantic convoy; Western Desert; Italy; Germany; UK; Watersheds in East Africa; Colonial Service; Wildlife; Mau Mau; Watersheds in the USA;Rhodesia and Nyasaland; New Research Council; UDI; Family Progress; World watersheds; Ethopia challenge; International Hydrological Decade; Apple trees to Whitehall; FRS; East Malling; Rothschild; Chief Scientist; International Research; CGIAR and the TAC; new research Centres; NZ;. Tropical Agriculture; Sri Lanka; Zimbabwe; Mugabe conference; Royal Society Missions; Nairobi University; Chinese Academy of Sciences; With the World Bank in China;Mountain Watersheds; Tracing family roots; Portugal and the Azores;Golden Wedding Safari; Population and Land Use; Developing countries in Congress; New Delhi; Forestry and White water;Other Dimensions; a philosophical aside; Epilogue; an essay.THE AUTHOR : Sir Charles Pereira, tropical hydrologist, was born on May 12 1913 in London. He spent his early years in Saskatchewan on an Indian Reservation. He was educated there, then at St Albans School and the University of London, where he graduated in mathematics and physics. After postgraduate research at Rothamsted Experimental Station he gained his PhD in 1940. During the war he served in the Middle East and then in Italy, where he put his skills in hydrology to good use. Thereafter he went to Africa and in 1966 was awarded the Haile Selassie Prize for his research. On returning to England he worked at the East Malling Research Station in Kent, his research being written up in Land Use and Water Resources during a year at the University of Cambridge. In 1973 he was appointed Chief Scientist for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1969 and was knighted in 1977. He died on 19 December 2004. (Book ref. 2457) £25.00
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Moorehead, Alan: The Blue Nile
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1962. 1st Ed., Vg., dw vg with small removed tape marks inside and creasing to front, red cloth vg bumping to spine, 308 pages including index, , illustrated endpapers, 2 folding maps, numerous b/w illustrations. (Book ref. 30) £15.00
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MacDermot, Brian Hugh: Cult of the Sacred Spear: the Story of the Nuer Tribe of Ethiopia
London: Travel Book Club, 1973 Hardback, first edition thus, 8.5" x 5.5", very good condition, in a very good unclipped dust-jacket with light staining to front top edge, publisher's original plum clothboards with gilt blocking to spine, 172 pages including index, b/w photo illustrations b/w map----A true account of an amazing visit to a primitive people in on of the less visited areas of Africa' The author tell sof his unusual acceptance into the mysterious tribes of the Lower Nile. He found himself in the midst of an unknown war and surrounded by strange customs. The book has been conceived in an effort to save what is left of a Southern Sudanese culture, but also what remains of a people driven from their homes. (Book ref. 2950) £12.00
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Klorman, Bat-Zion Eraqi; Morgan, David; Bray, John; Jia, Jinhua; Lin Hsiao-Ting: Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Third Series, Volume 19, Part 4, October 2009
Cambridge: Royal Asiatic Society / Cambridge University Press, 2009 First edition, paperback, near fine condition, illustrated glossy card covers 177 pages, b/w photo illustrations and line drawings, b/w map, index for 2009------------Contents: Yemen, Aden and Ethiopia: Jewish Emigration and Italian Colonialism (Klorman); The Decline and Fall of the Mongol Empire ( David Morgan); The Occonomy of Human Life - An 'Ancient Bramin' in Eighteenth Century Tibet (John Bray); Religious Origin of the Terms Dao and De and their significance in the Laozi (Jinhua JIa); The Tributary System in China's Historical Imagination - China and Hunza, ca 1760-1960 (Lin)------------plus numerous academic book and details of the Anniversay General Meeting (Book ref. 2606) £15.00
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Kapuscinski, Ryszard: Translated from the Polish by Klara Glowczewska: The Shadow of the Sun. My African Life
London: Penguin, 2002 First edition thus, first published in Poland under the title Heban in 1998, paperback, as new condition, uncreased illustrated glossy card covers, 325 pages----- the author has been visiting Africa as a journalist since 1957 (Book ref. 2063) £15.00
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Jean Doresse: translated from the French by Elsa Coult: Ethiopia - Ancient Cities and Temples
London and New York: Elek Books and G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1959 Hardback, first edition, translated from the French (1956) by Elsa Coult, very good condition, in a very good + unclipped (35s) dust-jacket - chopped and torn at edges, publisher's original black clothboards with gilt blocking to spine, internally clean tight and bright, 239 pages including index, two tipped-in color illustrations & many b&w photos illustrations, 2 b/w maps. ---Classic title on Ethiopia, its people, religion and culture. Contents include: Introduction; Ethiopia in Antiquity; Ethiopia in the Early Christian and Byzantine Era; From the 7th to the 12th Century - History inShadow; The Zagwe Dynasty and the Churches of Labilea; The Mediaeval Period; The Struggle with Islam; The Renaissance in Ethiopia; The Gondar Period; Palaces- Gardens - Abbeys; The Age of 'Judges'; Theodore; Contemporary Ethiopia; Churches - Monasteries -Manuscripts; The Way of the People; Bibliography; Index (Book ref. 2994) £20.00
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J. H. Arrowsmith-Brown (Translated and edited by): Richard Pankhurst (annotated by: Prutky's Travels to Ethiopia and other countries
London: The Hakluyt Society, 1991 Hardback, first edition, very good condition, in a very good unclipped (30) dust-jacket, 9.5" x 7.5", publisher's original blue clothboards with gilt blocking to front and spine, 546 pages including index, 2 b/w photo illustrations, 4 b/w maps--- Vol 174 in the second series of the Hakluyt Society publications. Remedius Prutky, Franciscan missionary was in 1751 appointed vice-prefect of a mission sent to Ethiopia in response to an invitation by the then emperor, Iyasu II. (Book ref. 2462) £22.00
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Camerapix [editor]: Spectrum Guide to African Wildlife Safaris: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda, Burundi
UK: Moorland Publishing, 1989 ISBN: 086190320X First edition, paperback, very good lightly used condition, uncreased illustrated glossy card covers, 320 pages including index, colour and b/w photo illustrations--------------Part 1 - Background; Part 2 - The Wildlife; Part 3 - Specialist Articles; Part 4 - Conservation and National Parks; Part 5 - Appendices. (Book ref. 1848) £7.00
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