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French-Sheldon (M. 'Bebe Bwana')

SULTAN TO SULTAN

Published: Arena Publishing Company, Boston, 1892

Edition: First

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Adventures among the Masai and other tribes of East Africa. 435pp. Original red cloth hardcover, lettered and decorated in gilt, beveled edges.

Frontispiece of the author, 26 photo-illustrations, map of Kilimanjaro to the sea and hundreds of textual illustrations.  Good condition. Text is clean throughout.

"A well-illustrated account of the author's travels from Aden to Mombasa, Zanzibar, where she formed a caravan, Wa-Nyika, Wa-Teita to Tveta, around Lake Chala with chapters on Vulcans of Chaga, Kimangelia, Masai, Hamidi, her meetings with Sultan Mireali and Mandara of Moschi, etc."

The map is of Kilimanjaro to the sea. The illustrations include handicrafts, weapons, people, customs, jewelry. The last section is a listing of the medicines taken with on the expedition. "An incredible journey for a woman. The author, trained in medicine and ethnology, traveled over a 1000 miles in East Africa, among some hostile tribes, unattended by no one other than Zanzibaris mercenaries without bloodshed, living to tell us about her trek."

  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: charl@mantisbooks.co.za
  • Telephone: 0833219905
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT & Paypal
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