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BIRDS OF WESTERN AFRICA (HELM IDENTIFICATION GUIDES)
Written by Ron Derney. Illustrated by Nik Borrow.
Stock no. 1820186
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 2001. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Describing 1,285 species, representing the entire avifauna of the region. 147 original colour plates, comprising over 3000 figures and depicting every species described. Also includes distribution maps and line drawings. Green boards, gilt title to spine. 832 pages includes index. ISBN: 0713639598. Vertical crease to spine (from previous use). Top and bottom edge of boards rubbed. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Light stain to lower margin of last few pages. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased, just a little grubby/scuffed.

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THE BIRDS OF AFRICA (7 VOLUMES)
Written by Leslie H. Brown; Emil K. Urban; Kenneth Newman; C. Hilary Fry. Illustrated by Martin W. Woodcock; Peter Hayman; Ian Willis.
Stock no. 1820158
Published by Academic Press. 1st 1982. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Colour and b/w illustrations. The most authorative and comprehensive work ever published on the birds of Africa. Includes full bibliographies, acoustic references and indexes. Volumes I-VII, dated 1982 - 2004 (all 7 volumes are firsts). Edges of boards are rubbed. Text blocks a little grubby. Inscription in ink to front endpaper to volumes I-V. Volume I also has a small yellow price label to front endpaper. Contents are clean. Pictorial dustwrappers are faded to spines (as is usual for this set), and a little creased and scuffed, small nick to top of spine of volume III.

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THE LAST CHARGE: THE 21ST LANCERS AND THE BATTLE OF OMDURMAN 2 SEPTEMBER 1898
Written by Terry Brighton. Illustrated by Douglas N. Anderson.
Stock no. 1820027
Published by The Crowood Press. 1st 1998. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Large format. The last true regimental cavalry charge against a standing enemy by which 2800 of the Mahdist forces were driven out of the path of General Kitchener's advance. B/w photos and colour illustrations. ISBN: 1861261896. Previous owner's name label to front pastedown. Silver grey pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed with minor score marks to rear panel.

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DIARY OF AN AFRICAN JOURNEY (1914)
Written by H. Rider Haggard.
Stock no. 1819584
Published by Hurst & Co. 1st 2001. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

In 1914, Henry Rider Haggard - adventure novelist, public servant, farmer, lawyer - returned to South Africa, the country that had fired his literary imagination, for the first time in over a quarter century. Edited and with an introduction and notes by Stephen Coan. Green cloth, gilt titles. B/w photos. ISBN: 1850654689.

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HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF EUROPE THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (9 VOLUMES)
Written by Stanley Cramp. Illustrated by Paul Barruel; Robert Gillmor; Peter Hayman; Peter Scott; et al..
Stock no. 2133255
Published by Oxford University Press. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth. Packed with colour and b/w illustrations. Taking account of the great advances made in ornithological knowledge in recent years. A detailed and authoritative work. Large format. Books are first editions, except for the following: Vol 1 - Reprint 1986; Vol. 2 - Reprint 1987; Vol. 3 - Reprint 1990 and Vol. 4 = Reprint 1989. Some foxspots to outer page edges of volumes. Wrapper spines are all faded. Edge-chips and small tears to a couple of volumes (including Volume IV). Edge creasing to wrappers. Some marks to outer page edges of books; odd mark to cover - but overall still a very good set!!

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REMOTE CORNERS: A SIERRA LEONE MEMOIR
Written by Harry Mitchell.
Stock no. 1819549
Published by The Radcliffe Press. 1st 2002. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 1860648177. Foxing to text block. Slight yellowing to page edges. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed. A musty odour is present.

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CALCULATED RISK
Written by Mark Clark.
Stock no. 1819408
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1951. Good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A personal story of the war in North Africa and Italy by General Eisenhower's Deputy, later Commander of the Fifth Army. Maps to endpapers. B/w photos and maps. Boards a little stained/marked. Spine slightly cocked. Name & date in ink to front endpaper. Text block browned. A few foxspots present. Price-cut dustwrapper is edge-worn with a few small chips and closed tears, a little grubby.

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BIRDS OF WESTERN AFRICA (HELM IDENTIFICATION GUIDES)
Written by Ron Derney. Illustrated by Nik Borrow.
Stock no. 1819322
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 2001. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Describing 1,285 species, representing the entire avifauna of the region. 147 original colour plates, comprising over 3000 figures and depicting every species described. Also includes distribution maps and line drawings. Green boards, gilt title to spine. 832 pages includes index. ISBN: 0713639598. Light rubbing to base of spine. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly browned to spine (minor).

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A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF THE GAMBIA AND SENEGAL
Written by Clive Barlow; Tim Wacher. Illustrated by Tony Disley.
Stock no. 1819320
Published by Pica Press. 1st 1997. Nearly fine condition.

A comprehensive field guide to all the birds of these popular West African countries. Over 660 species. 48 colour plates. Glazed pictorial boards. 400 pages including index. ISBN: 1873403321.

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FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF EAST AFRICA
Written by Terry Stevenson; John Fanshawe. Illustrated by Brian Small; John Gale; Norman Arlott.
Stock no. 1819316
Published by T. & A.D. Poyser. 1st 2002. Fine condition.

The first comprehensive field guide to a spectacular region for birding. Covering all the resident, migrant and vagrant birds of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Pictorial glazed boards. Maps to endpapers. Colour illustrations. xxviii and 602 pages including index. ISBN: 0856610798.

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BOER PRISONERS OF WAR IN BERMUDA
Written by Colin Benbow.
Stock no. 1819084
Published by The Bermuda Historical Society. 3rd 1994. Very good condition.

Third Edition (reset, revised & enlarged). Orange pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos. ISBN: 0969789300. SIGNED by the author (with regards) to verso of front cover and lengthy personal dedication by gift giver.

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LIVINGSTONE
Written by Tim Jeal.
Stock no. 1818961
Published by Heinemann. 1st 1973. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Published to coincide with the centenary of Livingstone's death in 1873, this comprehensive biography reveals Livingstone as a complex and paradoxical figure: a man capable of self-sacrifice and ruthless cruelty, dogged throughout his life by self-doubts, contradictions and failure. Brown cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w illustrations and plates. ISBN: 0434372080. Light stain to front board. Text block browned and stained. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is browned, edge-worn, strengthened to verso with magic tape, creased.

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