Four Books on Africa in German, including: Otto Blau. Chronik der Sultâne von Bornu. [and:] M. Merker. Die Masai. [and:] Max Freiherrn von Oppenheim. Rabeh und Das Tschadseegebiet. [and:] Diedrich Westermann. Geschichte Afrikas. All very good. From the Professor John Ralph Willis Collection of Rare Africana.

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    This lot contains: Otto Blau. Chronik der Sultâne von Bornu. Leipzig, 1852. From the 1852 issue of Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft. Quarto. 305-464 pages. Cloth. Gilt lettering to spine. [and:] M. Merker. Die Masai, Ethnographische Monographie eines Ostafrikanischen Semintenvolkes. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, 1910. Quarto. xxxi, 456 pages. Index, illustrations. Folding plates and map at the rear. Cloth. [and:] Max Freiherrn von Oppenheim. Rabeh und Das Tschadseegebiet. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, 1902. Octavo. ix, 199 pages. Folding map. Inked sentiment. Red morocco over cloth boards. Raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Hinges weak. Front joint splitting two inches up from the base. [and:] Diedrich Westermann. Geschichte Afrikas Staatenbildungen Südlich der Sahara. Köln: Greven-Verlag, 1952. First edition. Octavo. xi, 492 pages. Index, illustrations. Hinges cracked. Front panel and text from the dust jacket pasted to the rear endpapers. Some staining to the black cloth boards.

    Bookplates. All in very good condition.

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