COUPLAND, Sir Reginald. East Africa and its Invaders. From the Earliest Times to the Death of Seyyid Said in 1856. [together with:] The Exploitation of East Africa 1856-1890. The Slave Trade and the Scramble. Oxford, Clarendon Press and London Faber and Faber, 1938 and 1939.
Two volumes, 8vo. Original red cloth, the second volume with the rarely seen dust-wrapper; pp. vi, , 584, two folding maps; ix, , 507, photogravure portrait, folding map, printed in two colours; wrapper with a little wear, volume II with ownership inscription on fly-leaf; otherwise a very good set.
Uncommon first editions of what is still one of the standard works on the Arabian influence in East Africa and especially the Omani trade. The European influence is dealt with mainly in the second volume.