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RHODESIA: THE ROAD TO REBELLION., Barber, James.
1 Barber, James. RHODESIA: THE ROAD TO REBELLION.
Oxford University Press / Institute of Race Relations, London, 1967, first edition. 
338 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "As a result of the dramatic Unilateral Declaration of Independence by Ian Smith and his Cabinet in November 1965, Rhodesia is now the centre of an international crisis, a focal point in a rapidly changing scene. But the act should not be seen as an isolated incident; it is part of a political and constitutional pattern which has developed gradually, and of which the outstanding feature is the division between Europeans and Africans. In thi s careful and thorough study Mr. Barber traces the various strands which make up this pattern, analysing the origins of this tragically divided society and its relations with the rest of Southern Africa, and giving a detailed account of the politi c a l developments since 1960 which culminated in the U.D.I." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper; light wrinkling at bottom of spine; light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small/tiny tea rs , a few tiny chips, light browning - mainly on inside of spine, some light edge wrinkling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662., Bartholomew, J.G.
2 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
218 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers and decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "The extent of the land and sea that (this book) covers, between the extremes of Algiers and Samoa, is immense in latitude and longitude; while in points of history it ranges from the oldest to the newest civilisation; as suggested by Karnak, or the new capital of Australia, Canbena (sic). Moreover, in accord with the general idea of these map-books, the effect of the map in illustrating history, the growth and multiplicity of peoples and cities, and the vast possibilities of unworked regions, is kept in sight throughout these pages. The record includes the wars that have passed, from Napoleon's Campain in Egypt of 1798 and General Gordon's last stand at Khartoum, to the battles of Spion Kop and Colenso, and the sieges of Ladysmith and Mafeking in the late South African War. It covers the routes of the great travellers, Mungo Park, Livingstone and Stanley; Stuart, Burke and Wills; and it touches at Vailima in order to recall Robert Louis Stevenson and his South Sea experiences, at the end of his days, as they are pictured by his Samoa book of 1892..." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of Africa and Australasia" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Africa and Australasia having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, minor edge wear - tiny tear at top of spine, minor bumps at bottom edge of front cover, book lightly cracked in several places - book is sound, small split and very small piece missing at bottom of inside rear gutter, slight scattered color loss on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NO ESCAPE FROM ADVENTURE., Bruce, Michael, Sir.  11th Baronet of Stenhouse and Airth.
3 Bruce, Michael, Sir. 11th Baronet of Stenhouse and Airth. NO ESCAPE FROM ADVENTURE.
Hastings House, New York, 1955. 
263 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "A financial disaster prevented (Sir Michael Bruce) from following the family tradition of becoming an officer in the crack Royal Regiment known as 'The Gunners', so he enlisted i n the British South African Police. At seventeen, he shot his first man; at eighteen he hunted a double-murderer across the velds of Rhodesia. By the time he was twenty-four he had fought (and was twice wounded) at ill-fated Gallipoli and o n t h e w estern front through the Great War of 1914-19. Excitement dogged his footsteps as he sailed round the Horn in a windjammer; fought in a Brazilian revolution; crossed the Andes on foot; was nearly killed in a stampede of wild cattle; and w a s th e s ol e survivor of a gold-seeking hunt in the Amazon. Back in England, jobless, he did a stint as a reporter on a gossip 'sheet'; became a stunt actor, then press agent, in the movies; and in 1938, on the continent, established an under gro un d for J ew s f leeing from Hitler's persecution, subsequently himself falling into the hands of the Gestapo. At Dunkirk in World War II, Sir Michael ferried British soldiers across the Channel, then got into the RAF - and into more hair-rai sing in ci dent s.. .." Be quest bookplate on free front endpaper, slight browning to endpapers, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning on spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, small label from bookstore on rear pastedown. Dust jack et h as sever al s mall edge tears and creases, small chip at top of spine, creases at bottom of ront panel, minor foxing at top inside edge, minor rubbing and soiling. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
RHODESIAN PERSPECTIVE., Bull, Theodore, editor.
4 Bull, Theodore, editor. RHODESIAN PERSPECTIVE.
Michael Joseph, London, 1967, first edition. 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, fold-out map showing land apportionment in 1965. "The first and major portion of this book consists of a factual account of some of the more important political, social and economic developments in Britain's colony of Southern Rhodesia from the time of the first European occupation to the present day. It draws on historical records, official reports and government statements to explain what the Land Apportionment Act is, why it was introduced, and what its practical effects are; to examine local government, the educational systems, and economic development in urban and rural areas; to analyse the effect which some of the past and present legislation has on the living a n d working conditions of black and white Rhodesians; and, in the process, to illustrate the political attitudes of Europeans and Africans, and the separate development of the racial communities. (It) collates much of the kind of factual material w hi ch used to appear regularly in the Salisbury journal, the 'Central African Examiner', before it ceased publication. UDI and the censorship imposed under the Emergency regulations in November, 1965, resulted in the 'Examiner's' December issue bei ng heavily cut - about half the material submitted for censorship was banned. The journal's publishing company launched a court case to challenge the legality of censorship and so, by implication, of the Rhodesian regime, but this was unsuccessful and the December 1965 issue was therefore (its) last. The factual material in this book was prepared by former contributors to the 'Examiner' and edited by Theodore Bull, the sponsor and former editor of the journal. His own personal assessment o f Br itish policy on Rhodesia, before and since UDI, and the likely outcome of the present deadlock, forms the second part of the book. His conclusions are controversial, and readers of widely differing political views could be equally shocked by t hem, but they may stimulate a healthy reassessment of attitude towards the whole unhappy Rhodesian situation." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper; slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrink ling, slight browning on spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 24.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR.  (COLOUR)., Bull, Theodore.  Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter.
5 Bull, Theodore. Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter. RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR. (COLOUR).
Chicago Quadrangle Books 1968 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
184 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Mr. Bull, editor of the 'Central African Examiner' (one of Salisbury's leading magazines before it ceased publication late in 1965 as a result of rigid censorship by the Rhodesian government), presents the first authoritative explanation of the Rhodesian situation. Most of his book is a factual account of the important political, social, and economic changes in Britain's colony from the first European settlement to the present day (1967), with particular attention to the separate develop-ment of the racial communities. The second part of the book is an assessment of British policy before and after Rhodesia's Universal Declaration, and the likely outcome of the present deadlock." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny faint water mark on top of text block; previous owner's signature, name and date on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light fading/browning on spine, very small tear at top of front panel - archivally taped, some light rubbing with color loss on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ELEVENTH WORLD PLOUGHING CONTEST, OCTOBER 10/11 1963.  CONN SMYTH FARMS, CALEDON, ONTARIO, CANADA.  OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 1963., Jose, Donald W. And Hall, Alfred, editors.  (Alfred Hall, O.R. Evans, Walter Feuerlein, W.O. Twaits, A.D. Faunce, Rudolf Wicha, Donald W. Jose, A.G. Spear.)
6 Jose, Donald W. And Hall, Alfred, editors. (Alfred Hall, O.R. Evans, Walter Feuerlein, W.O. Twaits, A.D. Faunce, Rudolf Wicha, Donald W. Jose, A.G. Spear.) ELEVENTH WORLD PLOUGHING CONTEST, OCTOBER 10/11 1963. CONN SMYTH FARMS, CALEDON, ONTARIO, CANADA. OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 1963.
Toronto World Ploughing Organization, Public Relations Committee 1963 1963 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
128 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings, map, advertisements. Contents: The 1963 Peace Cairn; The World Ploughing Organization; Message from the Hon. Lester B. Pearson; Message from the Hon. Wm. A. Stewart; Official Appointments, World Ploughing Organization; Executive Officers, ditto; Canadian World Contest Board; Ploughing - As Old as History; Match Plowing in Canada; The Esso Golden Plough; The Massey-Ferguson Rose Bowl; Straw and the Plough; Competitors and Team Managers; A New Decade in World Ploughing Begins; Rules for Ploughing in the World Ploughing Contest; Field Map; Daily Programme, World Contest Details; Time Table of all Main Daily Events; World Contest Score Card; Past World Ploughing Contests and World Champions; The Plough: A Weapon Against Hunger in theWorld; 1964: A warm welcome and much to see in Austria; The Canadian Plowing Championship; An Introduction to Canadian Agriculture; The Cairn of Peace; Ploughing in Southern Rhodesia. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear on spine edges. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF AUGHRIM.  (ALSO INCLUDES: THE GOD WHO EATS CORN.), Murphy, Richard.
7 Murphy, Richard. THE BATTLE OF AUGHRIM. (ALSO INCLUDES: THE GOD WHO EATS CORN.)
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1968. 
74 pp. 8vo (8 9/16" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. A poem about "The batttle of Aughrim (literally horse-ridge)...fought on the evening of Sunday, July 12, 1691, about seventeen miles southwest of Athlone, almost in the centre of Ireland. It was the last decisive battle in Irish history." This is followed by a poem set in Southern Rhodesia, "The God Who Eats Corn". Interior - soft crease down rear free endpaper and last page, small faint stain at bottom of page 67/68, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny light stain at top of spine, minor rubbing, very faint small cup ring and liquid stain on front board. VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE RULERS OF RHODESIA: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE REFERENDUM., Ransford, Oliver.
8 Ransford, Oliver. THE RULERS OF RHODESIA: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE REFERENDUM.
John Murray, London, 1968, first edition. 
345 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, double page map. "(T)races the history of Rhodesia from earliest times up to the referendum of 1922 when the Rhodesian electorate decided to seek independence under the Crown, rather than accept the South African Government's generous terms of union. (Ransford) begins with a study of the early bushmen and their art. He then moves from this 'golden age' to the growth of the Monomatapan empire - which is best remembered for i t s great Zimbabwe-type stone buildings - and to its subjection by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century. Here he introduces his main theme: that throughout its history Rhodesia has been governed by minority elites. The Portuguese were succeede d by the enigmatic Rozwi theocrats, and they in turn by the conquering Matabele who fled from Shaka's wrath in Zululand. It was during the Matabele ascendency that British missionaries first established themselves in the country, and the extraordi na ry story is told for the first time of the way in which internal dissension came close to wrecking their mission. The second part of the book describes Cecil Rhodes' occupation of the country and the events leading up to the referendum." Previo us own er's place, date and signature on free front endpaper, minor tiny foxing marks on top and fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear, light edge browning, some delamination on front hinge. Very Goo d/V ery Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
A VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES., Shea, Michael.
9 Shea, Michael. A VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES.
Sutton, Stroud, 2003, first edition. 
189 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0750932457 "As a distinguished diplomat and for ten years the Queen's widely respected Press Secretary, Michael Shea had a privileged insight into the lives of the truly famous and powe rful. In this hugely entertaining book, he interweaves personal experience, anecdote and reflection to create a different perspective on recent history and on the celebrated individuals who have 'strutted their stuff on the public stage over t h e l a st forty years'. Taking as his framework diplomatic postings to Berlin, Ghana, Bonn, Bucharest and New York, and later his unexpected secondment to Buckingham Palace, Shea regales us with vivid behind-the-scenes accounts of encounters w i th a we s om e dictators like Nicolae Ceaucescu as well as minor tyrants like media magnate Robert Maxwell; spies and counter-spies in a Cold War Europe straight out of Le Carre; glittering banquets with US presidents and desert potentates; and t he pl eas ure s and p erils of 'minding' the great and the good, from Harold Wilson to Princess Diana, from Margaret Thatcher to the Queen. We remember the famous and the infamous for their great public moments but, as Michael Shea brilliantly de mon stra tes, it is the ti ny incidents, the facial expression or remark caught off camera, that really define the wisdom or weakness of those who have impressed or shocked us." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. Fi ne/V ery G ood+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Smith, Digby. Illustrated by Michael Chappell. ARMY UNIFORMS SINCE 1945.
Blandford, Poole, Dorset, (1980). 
165 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" high), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w showing uniforms, arms, equipment. "...features 48 pages of colour plates which show the uniforms of the armies and irregular forces engaged in actual fighting throughout the world and also the uniforms of the forces of N.A.T.O. and Warsaw Pact countries which are constantly engaged in the 'cold war'. Considerable detail has also been given on equipment and weapons as well as 'buttons and bows' so that a broader and deeper appreciation can be gained of the forces covered. The campaign histories included are necessarily brief but should provide a factual basis so that those who wish to research further will at least have the correct date of operations involved and t he locations over which they were conducted..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edge of front cover, corner crease to paper at top corner of front cover, small area of soiling on bottom of textblock, faint crease on spine. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIA IN 'REBELLION'., Sparrow, Gerald.
11 Sparrow, Gerald. RHODESIA IN 'REBELLION'.
London Knightly Vernon 1966 Soft Cover Good 
74 pp, 8 3/8" H. "The tragic dispute between the British and Rhodesian authorities arising out of Rhodesia's assumption of independence on November 11th, 1965, has provoked great interest in Rhodesia, in Britain, throughout the Commonwe alth, in the United States, as well as in Europe and Africa. - Mr Ian Smith, when he came to London just before independence, in an effort to arrive at an amicable settlement, appeared on television and the public formed the impression that here was a man wholly sincere, who might be mistaken, but who was forthright and honest. The British public, who had been suffering from some exceptionally acrobatic politicians, noted the difference, and Smith won many friends. - The men of the regime in Salisbury were openly called 'rebels' by Mr Wilson in Britain. This was the first time, since the United States declared her own indpendence of Britain, that a colony had taken independence from Britain instead of being granted its freedom. It was an historic occasion and act and I knew that I was embarked on a journey to see a new nation in revolt at the moment of destiny. - So this book has one simple objective: to tell in simple terms the story of my visit, what I saw, the judgments I formed. The opinions expressed are, of course, entirely my own. If the reader of this book feels that he knows far more about 'the rebels' and their way of life, their roots, their faith and their ambitions after finishing this book, this will be its justification. The time I spent on this journey was perhaps the most exciting and revealing fortnight of my life. I will try to give you an account that enables you to share this adventure with me." Interior - previous owner's name, place and signature on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, very light edge wear/wrinkling, very small corner creases, slight browning - mainly on spine, soft crease on rear cover, a few tiny soiling specks - mainly on rear cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIA., Todd, Judith.
12 Todd, Judith. RHODESIA.
London MacGibbon & Kee 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
170 pp, 8 3/4" H. "Judith Todd sets out some facts on the origins of the dispute over Rhodesia (the current Zimbabwe). As the daughter of a former Prime Minister she is in a good position to know part of the story from the inside. Her father is now 'restricted' by an order made by an illegal government. Miss Todd was brought up on a mission station in Rhodesia and while she understands perfectly well the European achievement in this part of Africa, she has seen also that it is not enough. Not at least while the great majority of the population is thwarted politically and socially underprivileged to an extreme degree. Their leaders are cajoled, penalised; their sympathisers are made victims of the most crude political enmity - amounting almost to hysteria. Miss Todd is devoted to the best and long-lasting aspirations of this beautiful country. She can, therefore, bear the revilement that the friends of the misguided and ultimately doomed Rhodesian government have to offer. Patriotism may well not be enough; but justicce and freedom are necessary foundations to any patriotism deserving of the name." Chapter headings: 'The Police and the Army are Ready'; In the Beginning; The Essence of Discrimination; Right Turn Ahead; Sowing the Seeds; Where the Banished Ones Sleep; White Myths and Black Realities; Civilised Standards; Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness; 'The Respect for the Opinions of Mankind'; Happy New Year!; Not the End of the World; The Consent of the Governed. Previous owner's signature, place and date in ink on front free endpaper, scattered tiny light foxing marks on rear endpapers and on edges of text block, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very tiny edge chips and tears, light browning at edges, several scuff marks on front panel and on spine , light rubbing, two tiny dents on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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