Africa books for sale

 AFRICA BOOKS (Eastern, Central & Southern)


David T. Stuart-Mogg, F.R.G.S.

10 Robins Field, Wansford, Peterborough PE8 6JW, U.K.


Tel: 01780 783678

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  Books on Malawi, Nyasaland and British Central Africa


BERRY W. T. C. Before the Wind of ChangePub. Halesworth Press. 1984. Nyasaland 1936-1945 by a Principal Medical Officer . 120pp. illus. £7.50

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BRAATVEDT H. P. Roaming Zululand with a Native Commissioner. Pub. Shuter & Shooter, Pietermaritzburg. 1949. 188pp. Blue cloth in protected dust wrapper with sl. chipping & minor loss.  £15.00

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BROM John L. 20,000 Miles in the African Jungle. Kenya, Tanganyika, Congo, Rhodesias, Mozambique, RSA etc.  Pub. Popular Book Club. 1958. Mainly photographic safari. Green cloth with faded spine. 216pp. photo illus. + map of expedition route. £4.00


BUCK and ANTHONY. Bring ‘em Back Alive. Pub. Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1931. 1st. UK edition.  350pp. 15pp. photo illustrations + frontispiece. Relates the capture of animals and birds for leading American zoos and circuses etc. Black cloth with some marks and faded spine. £12.00


CAMPBELL W. W.   East Africa by Motor Lorry. First edition John Murray 1928. Few tears & rubbing to dust jacket. Original light blue cloth faded.  Front hinge a little tender top third. O/w good condition. SIGNED dedication by Author on frontispiece to his ‘fellow East African chum, J. Bishop’ – who is mentioned in book. £135.00


COTT  Hugh B. Uganda in Black and White.  Pub. Macmillan & Co. London 1959. 232 pp. A showcase for the profuse and beautiful illustrations by the author. Blue cloth and sl. Chipped & rubbed dust wrapper. £25.00


CREATON David. The Winds of Change. Pub. George Allen & Unwin, London. 222pp. 1st. edn. Novel about tribal life of Kipsigis by former member of Kenya Agricultural. Dept.  Praised by Elspeth Huxley. Blue cloth with sl. chipped dust wrapper. Previous owner has drawn direction map to his farm at Kericho on rear endpaper. £18.00


DELF George. Jomo Kenyatta. Towards the truth about ‘The Light of Kenya’.  Pub. Victor Gollancz, London . 1961. 1st. edn. Frontispiece of Kenyatta. 223pp. Red cloth in vg dustwrapper. £15.00


GIBBS Peter. The History of the BSAP & The Right of the Line. (2 vols). Pub BSAP 1972. Slight chips etc. to dust covers. Original blue cloth covers v. bright & pristine. Overall v.good condition & tight.  £125.00


GOETZSCHE Eric. Rough But Ready: An Official History of the Natal Mounted Rifles & Its Antecedent and Associated Units 1854 – 1969. 4to approx. 12 x 9 3/4.  Pub Interprint, Durban. 1971. 1st. Dust Jacket reinforced with clear tape to edges and spine, protecting existing creasing and with loss rear, top edge approx 2 1/2 cms x 4cms. Original green cloth, clean and tight. xxviii + 409pp. SIGNED by author on title page. Heavy book, pls. check postage. £55.00


HOLMES F. RATCLIFFE. Through Wildest Africa. Pub. Geoffrey Bles. London. 1925 318pp. 20 illus. map front eps. Moshi to Moenik River Camp & back. Original aubergine  cloth. £25.00


KARIUKI Josiah Mwangi.  Mau Mau’ Detainee. Pub. Oxford University Press, Nairobi. 1963. Foreword by Margery Perham. Paperback. Frontispiece photo of Kariuki. 118pp. + 8pp. photos + map of major detention camps.  Top right corner of front cover sl. dog-eared. £10.00


KENYATTA Jomo. Facing Mount Kenya, Secker & Warburg 1953. ASSOCIATION COPY. Otherwise unremarkable copy with original cloth covers sunned but in protected copy of original dust jacket.  o/w clean tight condition.   SIGNED by Jomo Kenyatta on title page 21 September 1962.  £165.00


KIMBERLEY Michael (ed). EXCELSA, The Journal of the Aloe, Cactus & Succulent Society of Rhodesia, 1971 – 1982.  Complete run of all 10 volumes before publication was interrupted. Vg condition.  A great rarity in both completeness and condition. £135.00


LEIGH Ione. In the Shadow of the Mau Mau. Pub. W. H. Allen.  London. 1954. 224 pp.  + photo illus. Faded & marked red cloth.  £10.00


LICHENSTEIN Henry. Travels in Southern Africa in the years 1803, 1804, 1805 and 1806 – a reprint of the translation from the original German by Anne Plumtree.  Van Riebeck Society 1928 reprint. Durban.   Vol 2 (of 2 vols) ONLY.  pp. xv + 498. illus with folding map. Original cloth cover. Slight  discolouration eps.  £35.00


LIGHT Richard Upjohn. Focus on Africa. Pub Books for Libraries Press, New York. 1971 reprint of 1941 publication. 229pp. Green cloth in vg condition. Flying RSA through central and east Africa to Cairo and on to Tunis in a Bellanca aircraft. Numerous aerial photos. £10.00


LUSCOMB J. F. We built a Country.  Pub. Faber & Faber. London. 1956. 1st. edn. Personal experiences of 35 years in Kenya. Red Cloth and good dust wrapper. 214pp.  £5.00


MAUGHAM R. F. C.  Africa as I have Known it. Nyasaland, East Africa, Liberia, Senegal.  Pub. John Murray, London. 1929. 372pp. 28 plates. 2 folding maps. £35.00                                       


MULDOON Guy.  Leopards in the Night. Pub. Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1955. 334pp. Drawings by Ralph Thompson.  Nyasaland.  Blue cloth. £15.00


MULDOON Guy. The Trumpeting Herd. Pub. Rupert Hart Davis. London. 1957. 182pp.

Drawings by Ralph Thompson.  Nyasaland. (2 copies)

(i)               ex-lib.  But good condition              £12.00

(ii)              in protected ‘nibbled’ dust wrapper £15.00


ORCHARDSON Ian Q. The Kipsigis.  E. African Literature Bureau. 1961.  Ist of edited, revised and abridged edition of 1937. 141pp. Card covers, Sl crease to bottom right of cover but otherwise clean and tight.  £20.00


PERISTIANY J.G. The Social Institutions of the Kipsigis. Routledge 1939 Ist. 288pp. folding maps in place. Nice, tight, clean copy with some (tropical) flecking to red cloth covers & sl. faded but title on spine crisp and clear. £25.00


POTOUS Paul.  No Tears for the CrocodilePub. Hutchinson, London 1956. 1st. edn. 188pp. 30 illus. Serious croc hunting on Lake Malawi.   Green cloth. sl. rubbed & marked. £15.00


STONEHAM C. T. Out of Barbarism. Pub. Museum Press. London. 1955. 1st. edn.  One man’s assessment of Kenya on the cusp of independence. Min of Info. photos. 190pp. Black cloth. £5.00

SUMMERS Roger (ed) Prehistoric Rock Art of the Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland.  1959. Folio c. 12″ x 15″. Very good condition, de luxe SUBSCRIBER’S edition in quarter morocco. Limited to 500 copies of which this is number 379. Paintings / text by Elizabeth Goodall, C.K. Cooke and J. Desmond Clarke.  Two marks on fep (where previous owner tipped something in?). £150.00


TATLOW A.H. (ed).  Natal Province – Descriptive Guide & Official Handbook. Pub SA Railways 1911. Large 8vo. 12 + 574pp.  Fold out coloured maps & plans and excellent war map in rear pocket. This book is in very good condition indeed. By far and away the best I have seen to date, notwithstanding minor bumps to top & bottom front corners; unsurprising given weight of book when being shelved! Heavy book so pls. check postal cost. £65.00


WHITTALL Errol. Dimbilil The Story of an Kenya Farm. Pub. Arthur Barker, London. 1956. 1st. ed.  Green cloth with good dust wrapper. 158pp. 16 photo illus. + frontispiece. £18.00


WILSON Dr. Christopher. Kenya’s Warning. The Challenge to White Supremacy in Our British Colony. Pub. English Press, Nairobi. 1954. Light blue cloth cover with sl. chipped dust wrapper depicting African wielding a blood-stained panga. 117pp. +1p. postscript. £10.00




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