Goldring Books: Travel - Africa
found: 7 books

 
CRANE, NICK
Atlas Biker - Mountainbiking in Morocco
Oxford, The Oxford Illustrated Press. 1990, First Edition. (ISBN: 1855092107). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Pictorial laminated boards has a small indentation to front and a few page corners have light creasing else clean, tight and unmarked with dustjacket which has a stain to back and is not price clipped. Twenty days after setting out from the Saharan sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert in the far south-eastern corner of Morocco, Chris Bradley, Matt Dickinson and Nick Crane arrived at the Atlantic resort of Agadir. En route they traversed the entire length of the High Atlas mountains by mountainbike, which took the trio on a 1,200 kilometre route over 14 passes, involved a total of 15,300 metres of climbing and included a bicycle ascent of North Africa's highest peak, 4,167 metre Mount Toubkal. Nearly half the route was along rough mule tracks and little used mountain footpaths with the riders contending with sand, rock, ice and snow - a true test for both bikes and riders. Fully illustrated. NOT EX LIB 24. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 007962
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Catalogue: Travel - Africa
Keywords: Morocco, Atlas Mountains, Mount Toubkal, Erg Chebbi, Mountainbiking 1855092107

 
O'HANLON, REDMOND
Congo Journey
London, Hamish Hamilton. 1996. (ISBN: 0241127688). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy with no inscriptions (Fine apart from some light foxing to top and fore edges) with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 472 pages. 23 illustrations. 3 maps. Ostensibly a quest for Mokele-mbembe, the Congo dinosaur (whose secret becomes clear), this story of travel through the jungles and swamp forests of the northern Congo is Tolstoyan in its depth, scope and range of characters, and as vivid as Nabokov in its image and detail. A portrait of a country, it is alive with natural history, it is a search for the meaning of sorcery, the purpose of religion (and a celebration of the comfort and mysteries of science), it is also an adventure told with great narrative force. Of course there is a darker side to the Congo, and that too is recorded here. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.85 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 174. Near Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 009124
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Catalogue: Travel - Africa
Keywords: Northern Congo, Mokele-Mbembe, Gorillas, Sorcery, Giant Gambian Rat, Forest Cobras, Chimpanzees 0241127688

 
FINLAY, IAIN & SHEPPARD, TRISH
Africa Overland - a Trek from Cape Town to Cairo
Sydney, Angus & Robertson. 1977, First Edition. (ISBN: 020713510x). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine copy in a complete dustjacket which has slight fading to spine. The heroic journey by the authors with their two children across 8,000 miles from Cape Town to Egypt using only public transport and any other means of conveyance. They encounter dramatic events, sickness, arrest, wild animals but experienced awe inspiring sights. A travelogue worthy of the great Victorian travellers. 16 pages of colour photographs. NOT EX LIB A1E. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 001180
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Catalogue: Travel - Africa
Keywords: Travel Africa, Cape Town, Cairo 020713510x

 
KILEY, DENNIS
South Africa
London, B. T. Batsford. 1976, First Edition. (ISBN: 0713432527). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good + unmarked copy with VG + price clipped dustjacket. An excellent travelogue which is not only informative and useful but is also entertainingly personal, bringing South Africa to life with a wealth of vivid personal experience, anecdote and historical background which the South African author peppers with an assortment of extraordinary characters. 25 photographs and 1 map. NOT EX LIB 311. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 004186
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Catalogue: Travel - Africa
Keywords: Travel, South Africa, Historical Background 0713432527

 
MARSDEN, PHILIP
The Chains of Heaven - an Ethiopian Romance
London, Harper Collins. 2005. (ISBN: 0007173474). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xiv + 298 pages. 45 illustrations. 1 map. Glossary. Second impression. When Philip Marsden first went to Ethiopia in 1982, it changed the direction of his life. What he saw of its astonishing antiquity, its raw medieval Christianity, its extremes of brutality and grace produced in him a restless curiosity and made him a writer. But Ethiopia at that time was torn apart by civil war, and the ancient heartland of the north was closed off. 20 years later,Marsden returned and the book is the account of a journey deferred. C3B. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 008795
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Catalogue: Travel - Africa
Keywords: Travel Ethiopia, Ethiopian Christianity 0007173474

 
MONTEFIORE, ARTHUR
David Livingstone - His Labours and His Legacy
London, S.W. Partridge. 1897. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Gilt titles and black motifs on brown cloth boards which have minor marks to front with darker marks to back and just a hint of wear to spine tail. Internally there is light foxing to endpapers, fore and lower edges and a few spots sporadically, a decorative prize bookplate else a clean and tight copy. Sixth edition, twenty-fourth thousand. Not dated but prize bookplate is dated December 2nd, 1897. Portrait frontispiece and illustrated throughout with full page plates, smaller engravings for chapter headings and chapter tails. A most delightful early biography of the famous explorer with beautiful illustrations. 16. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 006409
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Catalogue: Travel - Africa
Keywords: Africa Explorers, Nyasaland, Zambesi, Massacre of Nyangwe, Stanley, Missionary, Slave Trade

 
WINTERNITZ, HELEN
East Along the Equator - a Congo Journey
London, The Bodley Head. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 0370311256). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A VG+ unmarked copy which has usual age darkening to page edges with VG+ complete dustjacket. A fascinating journey by the author and her travelling companion, travelling in a dilapidated riverboat up the mainstream of the Congo, and into the geographic centre of the African continent. Once there they strike out over land through the Ituri rain forest, sanctuary of the gracious pygmies, past the snow capped Mountains of the Moon, then down into the Great Rift Valley, where man's ancestors evolved. 1 map and 26 photographs. NOT EX LIB C3B. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 004937
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Catalogue: Travel - Africa
Keywords: Travel Africa, Zaire, Pygmies 0370311256

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