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Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1952. Hardcover. x, 305p., endpaper maps, foreword, notes, index, illustrated with plates from photos by the author; first edition in cloth and heavily-chipped dj, cloth sunned where chips were lacking. Jacket is now enclosed in an archival-grade brodart to size.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966. Hardcover. xvi, 178p., illustrated with two modern line maps, hardbound first edition in the signature Oxford binding: waxed blue cloth boards gilt in dust jacket, a near-fine copy. Top and tail rims are slightly crimped, we see no other flaws, book is entirely sound, clean and.....
London: Curzon Press, 1977. Hardcover. xxi+246p., preface, introduction, footnotes, appendix, bibliography, index, maps and illustrations, very good second edition revised and enlarged, in a lightly worn dj. Originally published in 1931 as "European Beginnings in West Africa 1454 - 1578."
Ouagadougou, Upper Volta: UDVRDA, 1973. 20p., 8.5x11.5 inch mimeographed sheets stapled together at upper left corner, tri-color printed cover, very good. Text in French. Conomba was minister of foreign affairs and became prime minister of Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) under president Aboubakar Sangoulé Lamizana. Articles include an editorial on.....
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1961. Hardcover. 269p., illustrated with a generously large inserted section on coated alkaline paperstock, hardbound first edition in 8.5x5.5 inch maroon boards spine-titled gilt. Spine panel evenly sunned, gilt still legible though slightly compromised, top edge foxed. A sound copy in every other respect: casebinding is.....
Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001. Hardcover. x, 286p., illustrated with a great many vignette-size images, diagrammatic and historical, also tables and statistics. Hardbound in 10.5x7 inch brown cloth boards gilt and the glossy dust jacket. Fine copy in all respects: totally sound, clean and unmarked.
London: Printed for The Hakluyt Society, 1907. Hardcover. xxvi, 221p., illustrations as called for (b&w plates, maps in colors). hardbound Hakluyt style in blue cloth boards gilt and blind, worn copy with backstrip darkened by handling and a small splash of paint, edgeworn with turned frayed corner-tips, acidicly-toned endsheets (even.....
Bissau / Lisboa: Sociedade Industrial de Tipografia for the Centro de Estudos da Guine' Portuguesa, 1951. Paperback. 223p., illustrated with a number of very old charts in facsimile, all reproduced as large fold-out plates on glazed alkaline stock; old Portuguese verso text faces French translation with additional notes-only sections. Text.....