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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
RHODESIAN PERSPECTIVE., Bull, Theodore, editor.
2 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.
3 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
WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK 2005.  142nd EDITION., Engel, Matthew, editor.
4 Engel, Matthew, editor. WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK 2005. 142nd EDITION.
John Wisden, Alton, Hampshire, 2005. 
1744 pp, 6 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947766898 B&w and colour illustrations. "Wisden 2005 covers every match of the astonishing sequence that took (England) from Jamaica to Johannesburg - and a dozen test victories - in just ten mo nths. Mike Selvey traces the new dawn of English cricket back to the midnight hours of abject failure. Former team analyst Malcolm Ashton tells the story from inside the camp. And for the first time in 45 yeras, all Five Cricketers of th e Y e a r a r e English. There are full reports of all the events of 2004: the world records for Brian Lara, Murali and Shane Warne, and the rows over chucking, Zimbabwe and Sky TV. Wisden gets down to the grassroots as well. Alan Lee explains ho w t he t im e le ss ritual of village cricket is now splitting in two. But this is also a global book. Wisden explains how the mighty confusion of Indian TV bankrolls the game. One great Australian, Richie Benaud, pays homage to another, Ke ith M ill er. W isd en re por ts on South Africans' lingering love affair with Hansie Cronje and, from Sri Lanka, how cricket rose to the challenge of the Indian Ocean tsumami. Wisden recalls its own greatest editor, Sydney Pardon, the man who said (i n 19 10) that the En glan d se lectors had 'touched the confines of lunacy'. Wisden has never minced words. See this year's Notes by the Editor. Oh, and there's The Burning Bunny, the brothel that caters soley for professional crickete rs, a n in tervi ew w ith c ricke t's most famou s Slovak goalkeeper, the ground where it hasn't rained for 15 years....and Wisden's first-ever pin-up." Minor soiling on edges of textblock, four tiny scuffs on spine, small bump at top corner of rea r cove r, mi nor wr inkle s on s pine. Dus t jac ket ha s minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing and soiling, slight fading on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
5 Jones, David, compiler. Edited and produced by Mark Carwardine. THE NATURE OF ZIMBABWE: A GUIDE TO CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT.
Gland, Switzerland IUCN 1988 2880329337 / 9782880329334 Soft Cover Very Good - 
88 pp, 4to (11 11/16" H). Profusely illustrated with color photos. Contents: Zimbabwe - Its Land and People; State of the Wild; Wildlife - Paying its Way; A Nation of Farmers; Trees for the People; The Industrial Connection; Our Common Future; A National Conservation Strategy for Zimbabwe. Interior - book cracked between pages 34/35, but pages are still firm, erased pencil marks on title page. Exterior - minor edgewear/rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 20.00 USD
ROBERTS' BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA., Maclean, Gordon Lindsay.  Illustrated by Kenneth Newman and Geoff Lockwood.
6 Maclean, Gordon Lindsay. Illustrated by Kenneth Newman and Geoff Lockwood. ROBERTS' BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.
John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town, 1985, 5th edition, second printing. 
848 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0620076814 "This completely rewritten 5th edition brings the text fully up to date to the end of April 1984. Illustrating 891 species of birds in full colour, it incorporates a vast amount o f new information as well as a number of special new features: two colour plates of species new to the southern Africa list; many completely new plates by Geoff Lockwood and Kenneth Newman, painted especially for this edition; extended and updat e d t ext sections on identification; several dichotomous keys and other aids to bird identification for beginners; new enlarged distribution maps in colour, showing at a glance whether a bird is resident (green), breeding migrant (blue) or nonbree di ng mi grant (yellow); sonagrams of most vocalizations to aid interpretation of birdcalls, all fully explained in the Introduction; revised and corrected bird names in English, Afrikaans and eight African languages; rainfall and vegetation maps i n c olo u r; abbreviated text references to important works published on particular species or families of birds." Small bump at bottom of spine and at top edg of front board, minor soiling on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkl ing with a fe w tiny tears, light rubbing and scattered light line indentations, large crease on rear flap. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
Salisbury, Rhodesia Three Sisters 1966 Soft Cover Very Good - 
2 volumes 7" H. 1. Rhodesia Accuses - 170 pp, 1966 3rd printing. Contents: Introduction; A Letter to 'The Times'; Reactions to 'The Times' Letter; Ethical Insanity menaces Central Africa; The Good Faith of Mr. Macmillan's Government; The Seeds of Bitterness: Rhodesia's 1961 Constitution; The "Sins" of the Rhodesians; The "Freedom" of African Nationalism; Todd and Whitehead; Ethical Insanity in Action; Thoughts concerning a Solution; Postscript; Appendix: The Middle Road - an Election Manifesto. 2. Rhodesia Condemns - 230 pp, 1967 1st printing. Contents: The Trial Begins; Rhodesia's Case for Independence; "Majority Rule"; Rhodesia's Traditional Philosophy; Mr. Wilson's Rhodesian Visit; The Declaration of Independence; Mr. Wilson's Cold War; A Ride on a Tiger; "A Well-prepared and Well-laid Trap"?; The Legality of Mandatory Sanctions; The Summing Up; Appendix: The "Independence Constitution" in the 'Tiger' Working Document. Interiors - previous owner's ink notation, date, and signature on first page of both volumes; small price stamp on first page of volume 1; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear - more on spine edges, one or two small corner creases, small 4 digit number in ink on front cover of volume 2, slight lean to spines, light rubbing and soiling including some colour offset on rear panels, scattered light scuff lines on covers, area of creasing at bottom of front cover of volume 2, very light browning to edges of text blocks. 
Price: 25.00 USD
AS FAR AS EVER THE PUFFIN FLEW., Petrie, Frank.  Inscribed.
8 Petrie, Frank. Inscribed. AS FAR AS EVER THE PUFFIN FLEW.
Vantage, New York, (1997), Ist edition. 
353 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "Frank Petrie, growing up on the island of Newfoundland, was far removed from the activities of the outside world. This was to change when he became involved in international affairs, traveling to some eighty countries...(this) is his personal account of the trade and economic conditions around the world since the 1950s and the people and events that played a role in developing the global economy we have today. He hopes that the crude beginnings of international co-operation in the last half of the twentieth century will bear fruit in the future that races toward us." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling and very light rubbing, "Autographed Copy" label on front panel. NF/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
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
TSOKO.  THE STORY OF A VERVET MONKEY., Rayner, Richard.  Illustrations by Lis Davis.
10 Rayner, Richard. Illustrations by Lis Davis. TSOKO. THE STORY OF A VERVET MONKEY.
Baobab Books, Harare, 1990. 
124 pp, 8 5/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0908311273 B&w illustrations. "A troop of vervet monkeys running to escape the flames of a bush fire; a baby monkey flung from its mother as she is caught in a poacher's snare. Thus begins the story of Tsoko, of his adventures and misadventures in the wild and in the strange world of humans. And as this tale unfolds, there is the remarkable, almost magical relationship with his black friend Wordsworth, a gentle man gifted with a love for animals and the natural world...(this book) tells with tenderness, understanding and touches of fantasy, of the problems arising for people who acquire a wild animal pet, and not least for the animal itself which has to submit to human choices. It also con t a i n s m any facts about vervets, the most common species of monkey in Zimbabwe, and wildlife conservation in general. Primarily a book for older children, it should also appeal to a great number of adults." Interior - Christmas gift inscripti on o n ha lf - ti tle page, wrinkles (from manufacturing process) at top edge of first half of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small area of edge wear at bottom of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 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
Oxford Royal Institute of International Affairs / Oxford University Press 1965 Stapled in Wraps Good 
61 pp, 10" H. Contents: Introduction; Independence by Negotiation or Threat; The United Nations; The Making of Rhodesia; The Constitution; The Administration of African Affairs; Education; Political Parties; The Land, Peoples, and Economy; The Land Apportionment Act; Internal Security and Armed Forces; The Problem Ahead. Interior - previous owner's date, place and signature in ink on title page; very small bump to top corner of pages, some small light creases on pages from handling, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - scattered light foxing on covers, rusty staples, hinge creases and some slight weakness at staples, edge wear and edge creases on covers, three small staple indent marks near fore-edge of rear cover - migrate into last few pages, light rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
RHODESIA., Todd, Judith.
13 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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