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ARCHER, Robert. MADAGASCAR DEPUIS 1972 (la Marche d’une Revolution). L’Harmattan, Paris 1976. Printed card covers, 21x13 cm, 210pp. Ist Edition, ex-libris. Spine a little worn, but a good copy. £40

ATTENBOROUGH, David. Zoo Quest to Madagascar. Lutterworth Press, London, 1961 FIRST EDITION 8vo, pp160, 42 photographs, 5 in full colour Crease in DW, otherwise very fine. £35

ATTENBOROUGH, David. Journeys to the Past. Penguin Books, London 1981. REPRINT, Abridged. Small 8vo, pp331, 16 pps of B&W photos. Ex Libris with stamps on fly leaf. Good. £15

ATTENBOROUGH, David. Journeys to the Past. Lutterworth Press, Guildford, 1981. 8vo, pp384, Many photos, some colour, dw, near fine, £40

BAILEY Bernadine. Madagascar: the Malagasy Republic. Sterling Publishing, New York, 1974. FIRST EDITION, large 8vo in library binding, pp64 with many B&W photos. Ex Libris, with stamps on binding and title page, otherwise very good. £25

BARBIEIRI, Gian Paulo (photographs). Madagascar. Taschen, Munich 1997. Large format, pp224 with 66 photographs. A fine example of a very beautiful photography book. Very Fine. £60

BRADT, Hilary. GUIDE TO MADAGASCAR. London.. Bradt Publications, 1988. 8vo 208 pps, colour photos. 1st edition. £15

Bradt, Hilary (ed). Madagascar, Exotic Lands. Aston Publications Ltd, Bourne End, 1988. 25x19.5 cms, 96 pps, many colour photos. Dust wrapper. First Edition. Fine. £30.

BULPIN, T.V. Islands in a Forgotten Sea. Howard Timmins, London, nd c.1953. 21.5x14.5cm, green cloth, x + 435pp, b&w illus,maps on epps. 1st ed. Informal but wide-ranging, well written historical study of the islands in the Sea of Zanj, including Madagascar, Mauritius, Aldabra etc. Slight yellowing to fore-edges, ow a very good copy. Rare. £75

CHAPMAN, Olive Murray. ACROSS MADAGASCAR. Ed.J.Burrow & Co Ltd, London, 1942. 19x13.5cm, maroon cloth gilt, 144pp, maps on epps, 17 b&w photos, index. 1st ed. Account of a 3000 mile journey by well known traveller and explorer. A very good copy in with some tears in dust jacket. Uncommon. £45

COLVILLE, Zelie. ROUND THE BLACK MAN’S GARDEN. William Blackwood, London 1895. 22x15cm, blue cloth with gilt, 344 pp, b&w illustrations, maps, 1st edition. Small library stamp to front paper, missing one plate and rear map, otherwise very good. £100

COUSINS, Rev W. E. MADAGASCAR OF TODAY.  The Religious Tract Society, London, 1895. 18x13 cm, blue cloth, gilt, 159 pp, b&w photos, maps, 1st ed. Spine faded but a very good copy. £60

DEFOE, Daniel. A GENERAL HISTORY OF THE PYRATES. Dent,London,1972.; 1st thus. Roy 8vo. xlviii,717pp. Illus plates & dwgs. VG/VG+ p/c dw. A new ed. edited by Manuel Schonhorn of a book which was originally written under the pen-name of Capt. Charles Johnson & Defoe's authorship was not established until 1932. Contains the individual stories of 34 pirates making up an indispensible record of piracy in the 17th & 18thC's. £75

DODWELL, Christina, MADAGASCAR TRAVELS. Hodder&Stoughton, London 1995. 24x16cm, green cloth with illustrated dw, 205 pp, 24 coloured photos, 1st ed. New. £16.99

ELLIS, Stephen. THE RISING OF THE RED SHAWLS, a revolt in Madagascar 1895-1899. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1985. 23x16cm, brown cloth, gilt, 214 pp, 3 maps, 1st ed, illustrated dw. Very fine. £60

ELLIS, William, Rev. History of Madagascar comprising, also the progress of the Christian mission est. 1818; & authentic acct. of the recent martyrdom. Fisher, Son & Co London extrem scuffed2 vols edition. hardbound Very Good- cond (vol 1 lacks frontispiece illus & title page) illus & plates/ folding map size: medium octavo (pencil scribbling on title page & illus of vol 2, else clean; hinges cracked; front boards & backstrip seperate. Extremely rare.£400

ELLIS, Rev William. THREE VISITS TO MADAGASCAR (during the years 1853-1854-1856, including a Journey to the Capital, with Notices of the Natural History of the Country, and of the Present Civilisation of the People.) John Murray, London, 1858. 22x14.5cm, blue cloth, gilt, xx + 470pp, map, many woodcuts. Fifth thousand. Famous account, beautifully illustrated with woodcuts. Wear to cover extremities, contents unaffected, damp stains to last third. £110

ELLIS, William. The Martyr Church of Madagascar. John Snow and Co, London, 1870. FIRST EDITION 8vo, pp 404, map and 21 illustrations. Original green cloth with gilt lettering. Spine rubbed and front board loose at hinges, otherwise very good. £120

ELLIS, William. The Martyr Church of Madagascar. John Snow and Co, London, 1870. NEW EDITION 8vo, pp 406, 21 illustrations. Original green cloth with gilt lettering. Spine rubbed, otherwise fine. £130

FEELEY-HARNICK, Gillian. A Green Estate
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London, 1991 FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp 627, many illustrations, maps and diagrams. Hard covers NEW . £45

FEELEY-HARNICK, Gillian. A Green Estate
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London, 1991 FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp 627, many illustrations, maps and diagrams. Paper Covers. NEW . £30

FIEDLER, Arkady . The Madagascar I Love
Orbis Ltd, London 1946 FIRST EDITION small 8vo, pp 187, many B&W illustrations Slightly faded at edges, otherwise good . £35

GANDAR DOWER K.C. INTO MADAGASCAR. Penguin, London 1943. 1st. ed. thus PBK. No. 441 Cerise. 111 pp. + 39 b/w photographs.  Eye witness account of the  WW2 British Invasion of Madagascar. Very Good.  £30

HALL, Richard, Empires of the Monsoon - a History of the Indian Ocean and Its Invaders. Harper Collins, London,1996. Red Cloth, 24x16 Cms, 575 pp, b&w photos. Dust wrapper. First Edition. As New. £30

HOULDER, J.A. Ohabolana ou Proverbes Malgaches. Imprimerie Luthierienne, Tananarive, 1960. Reprint of 1890 edition, 8vo, pp216, paper covers, fine. £30

HOWE, Sonia E. THE DRAMA OF MADAGASCAR. Methuen & Co Ltd, London, 1938. 22.5x15.5cm, brown cloth, xviii + 359pp, b&w photos, folding maps, bibliog, index. 1st GB ed. A scholarly study of the role the island has played in European history. Dust wrapper, some foxing, but a fine copy overall. £70

JOHNSON, Captain Charles. Lives of the Most Notorious Pirates. Folio Society, London, 1962. 23x15 Cms, 232 pp, 7 full page b&w engravings. Cloth and Boards with Gilt. Reprint of 1724 Edition. Some spotting and slight fading otherwise good. £35

JOLLY, Alison. Madagascar: A World Apart.
National Geographic Society, Washington, 1987. 40 pages of colour photographs, illustrations and text devoted to Madagascar. February 1987 edition of National Geographic Magazine includes other articles. Fine. £25

JOLLY, Alison. LEMUR BEHAVIOUR (A Madagascar Field Study). University of Chicago Press 1966. 25x16cm, 187pp, maps, many B&W photos. 1st ed. Fine with dw. £50

JOLLY, Alison, A World Like Out Own, Man and Nature in Madagascar. Yale University Press, London and Newhaven,1980. 29 x 22 cm, 272 pp, many b&w and colour photos. First Edition. Beautiful book written by leading expert on Madagascar fauna and flora. Good. £45

KELLER, Professor Dr. C. MADAGASCAR, MAURITIUS AND THE OTHER EAST-AFRICAN ISLANDS. Swan Sonnenschein & Co, London, 1901. 24x17cm (large 8vo), half leather and marbled boards, 242pp, colour maps (inc folding), many b&w photos, bibliog, index. 1st ed. There is no book in existence which presents so complete and trustworthy an account...scientific thoroughness and accuracy...realism due to personal travel and investigation...'(Translator's Preface); extensively illustrated with b&w photos; A fine copy. Uncommon. £200

KELLER, Professor Dr. C. MADAGASCAR, MAURITIUS AND THE OTHER EAST-AFRICAN ISLANDS. Negro Universities Press, New York, 1969, reprint 24x17cm (large 8vo), brown cloth with gilt lettering, 242pp, maps (inc folding), many b&w photos, bibliog, index. 1st ed. There is no book in existence which presents so complete and trustworthy an account...scientific thoroughness and accuracy...realism due to personal travel and investigation...'(Translator's Preface); extensively illustrated with b&w photos; A fine copy. Uncommon. £50

KENT, Raymond K. From Madagascar to the Malagasy Republic. Greenwood Press, Connecticut, 1976. Reprint of 1962 edition. 8vo, pp182. Very fine £45

KOUWENHOVEN, Arlette & Raharison, Toussaint.  MADAGASCAR THE RED ISLAND. Winco Publishing, Leiden, Netherlands, 1995. 30x24 cms,(large format), beige cloth with illustrated dw, 160 pp with many coloured photos, 1st edition. A captivating introduction to Madagascar's dramatic history, cultural diversity and fascinating flora and fauna.  Very fine £18

LITTLE , Rev Henry W. Madagascar - Its History and People.   William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1884 FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 356, folding map Original cloth with illustration on front and spine. Slightly rubbed, hinges coming adrift; otherwise a good copy. £125

MACK John. Malagasy Textiles. Shire Publications, Princes Risborough, 1989. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 60, B&W photos. Very fine £15

MALZAC, RP. HISTOIRE DU ROYAUME HOVA depuis ses origines jusqu’a sa fin. Imprimerie Catholique, Tananarive, 1930, 15x23 cm, rebound in scrappy boards, 645 pp, 1st ed. Pages browned with some foxing. A good copy, rare. £100

MATTHEWS, Rev. T.T. Thirty Years in Madagascar. The Religious Tract Society, London 1904 SECOND EDITION, 8vo, pp 384, 62 illustrations from photographs and sketches Ex Libris, with stamps to title and flyleaf; rebound in half calf, otherwise very fine £95

MATTHEWS, Rev T.T. (of The London Missionary Society) THIRTY YEARS IN MADAGASCAR. The Religious Tract Society, London, 1904. 21.5x15cm, green cloth gilt, teg, 384pp, b&w photos, map, index. 1st ed. Memoirs of the difficult life of a missionary in Central Madagascar in the late 19th century. A very good to fine copy. Rare in this condition. £150

MAUDE, Colonel Francis Cornwallis VC, CB. Five Years in Madagascar.  Negro Universities Press, New York, 1969 REPRINT of 1895 edition, 8vo, pp 285 Very fine £40

MURPHY, Dervla. MUDDLING THROUGH IN MADAGASCAR. John Murray, London, 1985. 22x14cm, orange cloth gilt, x + 274pp, b&w photos, map, bibliog, index. 1st Edition. Informal scholarly account of the geography and culture of the island, visiting places such as Tana, Antsirabe and the Ankarata Mountains of Imerina. A fine copy in dw. £45

MURPHY, Dervla. Muddling Through in Madagascar.  Century Hutchinson, London, 1986. 22x14 cms, 274 pp. First paperback edition. Good. £15

MUTIBWA Phares M. The Malagasy and the Europeans, Madagascar's foreign relations, 1861-1895. Longman, London 1974 FIRST EDITION 8vo, pp 411, B &W illustrations DW slightly torn, otherwise very fine £75

OLIVER , S. Passfield. The True Story of the French Dispute in Madagascar. T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1881. FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp 279, folding map. Gilt lettering on front board, spine faded and front hinge loose, otherwise good. £90.

OLIVER, S. Passfield. MADAGASCAR, (An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Island and its Former Dependencies) Macmillan, London 1886, 1st Edition. 23x16cm, green cloth with gilt, 2 volumes, pps 569, 576, B&W photos and numerous maps. Ex Libris with library stamps on spine and frontspiece. Extremely rare, £450

OLIVER, S. Passfield. ON AND OFF DUTY, being leaves from an Officer’s note-book. WH Allen, London 1881, 1st Ed. 25x19 cm, red cloth with gilt and decorated cover, 386 pp, 37 full page b&w illustrations.Ex Libris with stamps to front paper and title page. A good copy of a very beautiful and rare book. £450

OLIVER, S. Passfield. ON AND OFF DUTY, being leaves from an Officer’s note-book. WH Allen, London 1881, 1st Ed. 25x19 cm, red cloth with gilt and decorated cover, 386 pp, 37 full page b&w illustrations.Spine faded and rubbed. Boards battered A fair copy of a very beautiful and rare book. £200

OSBORN, Chase Salmon. MADAGASCAR (Land of the Man-Eating Tree) Republic Publishing Company, New York, 1924. 21x15cm, black cloth gilt & dec, xii + 443pp, b&w photos, folding maps, index. 1st ed. First hand study of all aspects of the island. Minor chips on spine, but a very good copy overall. Uncommon. £130

RIDGEWELL, Harold A. Peeps at Many Lands, MADAGASCAR. A. & C. Black, Ltd, London 1921 FIRST EDITION Small 8vo, pp87, 8 colour illustrations. Spine and front and back boards faded faded, otherwise good £45

RIDGEWELL, Harold A.  The Great Island, Madagascar Past and Present.  The Livingstone Press, London 1937. Small 8vo, pp 110, 6 b&w photos, map.  Rebound, browning and faded at edges.  £20

ROWLANDS, Edward and Emrys. THOMAS ROWLANDS OF MADAGASCAR. The Livingstone Press, London, n.d. c.1923, 12x19cm, brown cloth, 122 pp with b&w photos and maps. 1st ed. Some foxing but a good copy. £35

RUUD, Jorgen. TABOO, a Study of Malagasy Customs and Beliefs. Imprimerie Lutherienne, Tananarive, 1970. 2ND EDITION, 8vo, pp 325, B&W photos. Wear on rear cover and spine, otherwise good. £30

SHARMAN, Annie. THE MARTYRS' ISLE (or Madagascar: The Country, the People, and the Missions) London Missionary Society, London, 1909. 21.5x17cm, yellow cloth gilt & dec, 174pp, many b&w photos, map. 1st ed. Good. £55

SHARP, Lesley A. The Possessed and the Dispossessed, Spirits, Identity and Power in a Madagascar Migrant Town. University of California Press, Berkley, 1993. 15x23 cms, 345 pp, many b&w photos, diagrams. First Edition.  As New. £35

SHAW, G.A. MADAGASCAR AND FRANCE (with some account of the Island, its People, its Resources and Development) The Religious Tract Society, London, 1885. 20.5x14cm, greencloth gilt & dec, 320pp, b&w illus, folding map, app, index. 1st ed. Tear in spine, ex-libris, otherwise fair to good. £105

SIBREE, James Fifty Years in Madagascar. George Allen and Unwin, London, 1924.  22x15 Cm, 359 pp, many b&w photos, map. Blue Cloth with Gilt, First Edition. Some browning to pages edges but an exceptionally fine copy. £120

SIBREE, James. Madagascar and Its People. The Religious Tract Society, London, 1870. Small 8vo, pp 576, with many B&W engravings. Ex Libris, original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Front hinge loose and small tear in binding otherwise good. £105

SIBREE, James. Madagascar and Its People. The Religious Tract Society, London, 1870. Small 8vo, pp 576, with many B&W engravings. Ex Libris, rebound with gilt lettering. Library stamps to front and rear endpapers, and title page, otherwise good. £95

SIBREE, James. Madagascar and Its People. The Religious Tract Society, London, 1870. Small 8vo, pp 576, with many B&W engravings. Ex Libris, original purple cloth with gilt lettering. Front and rear hinges loose and front board half detached, otherwise good. £95

STANDING, Herbert F. The Children of Madagascar.  The Religious Tract Society, London 1887. 21x17cm, red cloth with pictorial engravings, 176pps, many illustrations. 1st ed. Cover rubbed, some browning and spotting ow a good copy. £65

STRATTON, Arthur. THE GREAT RED ISLAND (A Biography of Madagascar) Macmillan & Co Ltd, London, 1965. 22.5x15cm, red cloth, xiv + 368pp, map, b&w photos, bibliog, index. 1st ed. A very good to fine copy in somewhat worn dust wrapper. Acclaimed study of the island and its history. £75

THOMPSON, Virginia & Adloff, Richard:  The Malagasy Republic (Madagascar Today) Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1965. 23.5x16cm, beige cloth, xvi + 504pp, b&w photos, notes, bibliog, index. 1st ed. Ex lib copy: some stamps etc, ow a very good copy. Uncommon £60

TOWNSEND, William John.  Madagascar, Its Missionaries and Martyrs.  S.W. Partridge and Co,  London, 1890. 9x13 Cms, 16 + 160 pp, many b&w wood engravings. Rebound in Half Leather. Blue decorated cloth  cover incorporated in binding.  Good.  £80

VIG, Lars. Croyances et moeurs des Malgaches. Imprimerie Lutherienne, Antanarivo 1977. Small 8vo, paper covers, pp 66. Fine £20

WILSON, Peter J. Freedom by a Hair’s Breadth: Tsimety in Madagascar. University of Michegan Press, Anne Arbor, 1993. 8vo, pp 179, dust wrapper, New. £35

OMALY SY ANIO No's 1-2
University of Madagascar, Antananarivo, 1975. 8vo, paper covers, pp 345. Some water staining, covers rubbed, fair. £45

OMALY SY ANIO No's 5-6
University of Madagascar, Antananarivo, 1977. 8vo, paper covers, pp 385. Small tear to base of spine, covers rubbed, fair. £45

 


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