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The Diagram Group: History of West Africa
New York, Facts on File, 2003 ISBN 0816050627 Hardback, first edition, first printing, near fine condition, no dust jacket as published, publisher's original laminated illustrated boards, 112 pages including glossary, index, bibliography and two-tone line illustrations, charts, maps------------"Following a brief overview of the geography, climate, and people who characterise the region, each successive historical era is explored in detail, from prehistory to today. Migrations and kingdoms, colonialism and resistance, and the independence movements. (Book ref. 1904) £15.00
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Johnston, Sir Harry: Pioneers in West Africa - Pioneers of Empire Series
London & Glasgow: Blackie & Son Limited, c1912 Hardback, first edition ? - no date, very good tight condition, no dust-jacket, publisher's original grey clothboards with illustrated gilt blocking to front and spine, 336 pages , 4 colour plates by the author and 8 b/w photo illustrations, 2 b/w maps-----------including Mungo Park, Denham, Clapperton, richard and Jhn Lander (Book ref. 2451) £16.00
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Hudgens, Kim and Trillo, Richard: West Africa, THe Rough Guide
London: Harrap Columbus, 1990 Paperback in very good condition, but with some creasing nd wear to cover and sunning to page edges, 1232 pages including index, (Book ref. 441) £7.00
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: Bulletin of the African Bird Club: Vol 9, No 2, August 2002
Alcedo Publishing, 2002 First edition, stapled paperback, 10" x 7", very good condition, illustrated glossy card covers slightly scuffed, 87 pages, 1 full page colour plate Afrotropical Sylvia Warblers) plus colour photo illustrations, b/w line drawings, b/w maps, full colour illustrations to front (Northern Bald Ibis) ; Contents include - Mount Kupe Bush-Shrike photographs; Mauritius Fody, Afrotropical Sylvia Warblers; Moroccan Rare Bird Report; Bronze-winged Courser Nest; Plain Swift in Morocco; Avifauna of Hwimo Nigeria; Serengeti National Park; Temminck's Horned Lark and Forbes's Plover in The Gambia. (Book ref. 2920) £12.00
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: Bulletin of the African Bird Club: Vol 9, No 1, March 2002
Alcedo Publishing, 2002 First edition, stapled paperback, 10" x 7", very good condition, illustrated glossy card covers slightly scuffed, 80 pages, colour photo illustrations, b/w line drawings, b/w maps, full colour plate to front (African green broadbill) and back cover (Shoebill/ Great Blue Turaco); Contents include - New Birds for Nigeria; Cape Parrot; Nigerian Ornithological Institute; Bird Tracks in Madagascar; Birds of Aldabra, Seychelles; New to Africa - Chatham Albatross; Conservation Work in the Albertine Rift; Bird Observations in Rodrigues; African bird recorders; Red-footed Falcon in the Gambia (Book ref. 2919) £12.00
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: Bulletin of the African Bird Club: Vol 8, No 2, September 2001
Alcedo Publishing, 2001 First edition, stapled paperback, 10" x 7", very good condition, illustrated glossy card covers slightly scuffed, 84 pages, colour photo illustrations, b/w line drawings, b/w maps, full colour plate to front (Uluguru Bush Shrike); Contents include - Long-billed Tailorbird; Uluguru Bush Shrike; Pelagic seabirds of Morocco; Lake Chad project; Ornithological notes from Eritrea; Gambia observations; Tracking White Storks; Avian range limits in Cote d'Ivoire; Citrine Wagtail on Senegal; Leache's Storm-Petrel in South Africa. (Book ref. 2918) £12.00
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: Bulletin of the African Bird Club: Vol 6, No 1, March 1999
Alcedo Publishing, 1999 First edition, stapled paperback, 10" x 7", very good condition, illustrated glossy card covers slightly scuffed and lightly creased at bottom front right hand corner, 80 pages, 2 full page colour plates plus colour photo illustrations, b/w line drawings, b/w maps, full colour illustrations to front (grey ground-thrush) and back cover (a new species Otus moheliensis); Contents include - Dry refuges for survival in Africa; the African Zoothera thrushes; Birding Comoe National Park Ivory Coast; Birds of Aldabra; Red-necked Nightjar in The Gambia; Nahan's Francolin surveys in Uganda, new resident birds in Northern Zambia; Une nouvelle espece de petit-duc (otus avea) aux Comores (Book ref. 2914) £12.00
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1958 (2-3 June) Fine and rare postage stamps
H.R. Harmer, 31pp + PR. (Book ref. WOPHB0765) £7.00
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PALMER. Herbert Richmond STONE CIRCLES IN THE GAMBIA VALLEY
London: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1939. 11pp. 3 plates. Map. . 4to. Rebound in card covers. . Extract from Journal of The Royal Anthropological Institute. A very clean copy. (Book ref. 158790) £10.00
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Gray J.M. A History of the Gambia
Cambridge University Press, 1940. First Edition. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in silver on the spine. Spine slightly faded. Small ownership inscription. Pp.x,508. An authoritative work covering the whole period of the British connection with the Gambia. (Book ref. 10784) £45.00
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HUDSON, Mark: Our grandmothers' drums.
London, Secker & Warburg, 1989. 1st. VG brown h/b with gilt lettering on spine/ vg col illus d/w, not pc. 15.5cms x 24cms, 321pp. 16 chaps, b/w map, glossary. Dusty page edges. Author's account of 14 months studying lives of village women in Dulaba, Gambia. 627g. 0436209594. (Book ref. 271) £7.50
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Bannerman, David Armitage: The birds of tropical West Africa, with special reference to those of the Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast and Nigeria [volume 8, VIII].
London: Crown agents for the colonies, 1951. First edition, volume 8 (hardback). Large 8vo, xxiv, 552pp. 15 text figures. Original black cloth, gilt titling to spine, top edge gilt, but lacks the dustwrapper. Boards lightly rubbed, endpapers foxed, else this copy is in very good condition. (Book ref. 21631) £50.00
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Bannerman, David Armitage: The birds of tropical West Africa, with special reference to those of the Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast and Nigeria [volume 7, VII].
London: Crown agents for the colonies, 1949. First edition (hardback), volume 7. Large 8vo, xxxv, 413pp. 14 colour plates by George Lodge, 40 text figures. Original dark blue cloth, gilt titling to spine, top edge gilt, dustwrapper. Boards a little rubbed and blotchy, endpapers foxed, else the book is in very good condition. The dustwrapper is in fair condition only (some loss to the head and foot of the spine panel) (Book ref. 20790) £40.00
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Bannerman, David Armitage: The birds of tropical West Africa, with special reference to those of the Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast and Nigeria [volume 6, VI].
London: Crown agents for the colonies, 1948. First edition (hardback), volume 6. Large 8vo, xxxix, 364pp. 14 colour plates, 62 text figures. Original dark blue cloth, gilt titling to spine, top edge gilt, dustwrapper. Boards a little rubbed and blotchy, endpapers foxed, else the book is in very good condition. The dustwrapper is in fair condition only (some loss to the head and foot of the spine panel) (Book ref. 20789) £30.00
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Bannerman, David Armitage: The birds of tropical West Africa, with special reference to those of the Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast and Nigeria [volume 5, V].
London: Crown agents for the colonies, 1939. First edition, volume 5 (hardback). Large 8vo, xliii, 485pp. 10 colour plates, 99 text figures, folding map of Nigeria. Original black cloth, gilt titling to spine, top edge gilt, dustwrapper. Endpapers lightly foxed, else the book is in very good condition; the dustwrapper is good minus (rubbed, edges chipped). (Book ref. 21630) £50.00
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Bannerman, David Armitage: The birds of tropical West Africa, with special reference to those of the Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast and Nigeria [volume 4, IV].
London: Crown agents for the colonies, 1936. First edition. Large 8vo, xl, 459pp. 14 colour plates, 117 text figures, folding map of Gambia. Original black cloth, gilt titling to spine, top edge gilt, dustwrapper. There is some worming to the binding, and the endpapers, and one or two minor wormholes within the contents, but generally the contents are in very good condition. The dustwrapper is in fair condition only (wormed and chipped). (Book ref. 13270) £35.00
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Bannerman, David Armitage: The birds of tropical West Africa, with special reference to those of the Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast and Nigeria [volume 4, IV].
London: Crown agents for the colonies, 1936. First edition, volume 4 (hardback). Large 8vo, xl, 459pp. 14 colour plates, 117 text figures, folding map of Gambia. Original black cloth, gilt titling to spine, top edge gilt, dustwrapper. The book is in very good condition; the dustwrapper is good minus (rubbed, edges chipped). (Book ref. 21629) £50.00
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Parker. Henry STONE CIRCLES IN GAMBIA
London: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1923. 56pp. 4to.. Rebound in card covers. Illus. Extract from Journal of The Royal Anthropological Institute. A very clean copy. (Book ref. 158254) £10.00
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Savigny, J.B. Henry & Corréard, Alexander. NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO SENEGAL IN 1816; Undertaken by Order of the French Government Comprising an Account of the Shipwreck of the Medusa, the Sufferings of the Crew, the Various Occurrences on Board the Raft, in the Desert of Zaara, at St. Louis, and at the Camp of Daccard. To Which are Subjoined Observations Respecting the Agriculture of the Western Coast of Africa, from Cape Blanco to the Mouth of the Gambia. Illustrated with the Notes of M. Bredif.
Henry Colburn 1818. 1st English Ed. xii + 360pp. Hand cold. stippled engraved port. frontis., engraved plate of the Raft. Some very light browning, ex.-libris Marshall Laird, contemporary tree calf boards, rebacked with much original gilt dec. spine laid down and gilt lettered title labels to spine. The ‘Medusa’ together with three other ships formed an expedition to re-establish the French Colony in Senegal. Unfortunately the ‘Medusa’ sank and of the 150 survivors who embarked on the ships’ raft, only fifteen remained alive thirteen days later.‘The Raft of the Medusa’ was painted 1818–1819 by the French Romantic painter and lithographer Théodore Géricault (1791–1824).Lowndes, 2195. ‘A gripping account of the plight of the frigate 'Medusa.' This edition includes the notes of Mr Bredif, a member of the expedition.’ US$546 (Book ref. 211352) £350.00
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Gray, Major William and Dochard, The Late Staff Surgeon. TRAVELS IN WEST AFRICA, In the Years 1818, 19, 20, and 21, from the River Gambia, Through Woolli, Bondoo, Galam, Kasson, Kaarta, and Foolidoo to the River Niger.
John Murray 1825. 1st Ed. xv + 413pp. 10 b/w. aquatint plates including port. frontis., folding map, 4 lithographic plates. Prelims. lightly browning, ex.-libris Marshall Laird, bound in gilt lettered morocco backed cloth boards, gilt ruling and lettering to sl. faded spine. Abbey Travel 282; Gay No. 2899; Translated into French, Paris 1826.Late in 1818 Major William Gray and Staff Surgeon (Captain) Duncan Dochard launched a mission of discovery along the Gambia River, intending to determine the source of the Niger River and follow its course to the point that it flowed into an inland sea or emptied into an ocean. That expedition consisted of no fewer than 62 military personnel, 31 formally appointed civilians, and likely an equal number of unofficial Africans who had taken advantage from a large and well-armed entourage for security along the path. That expedition was moderately successful, but it failed in its larger objectives. It returned to the coast eventually without even reaching Timbuktu. Its leaders produced a monograph, published in 1825, that confirmed many observations made earlier by Mungo Park. US$702 (Book ref. 211359) £450.00
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