Home |Back to catalogues page |

We are Founder Members of SABDA

FABLES BOOKSHOP

119 High Street, Grahamstown, 6139, South Africa.
Telephone / Facsimile:  +27-046-636-1525   
Email:  

Africana Catalogue Q198 June 2008

Items have been sold from this catalogue since its issue. It is an electronic representation of a particular catalogue issued at a particular date. All items listed subject to prior sale. Details elsewhere to subscribe to our email catalogues. All Africana material is issued via catalogue prior to shelving in the shop or uploading online.

Notes:

Contact:

Generally:



INDEX




TRANSVAAL

Back to index

#16014 Cartwright, A.P.
VALLEY OF GOLD. Yellow cloth boards. 194pp. cold.frontis. illustrated b/w photos, dwgs. maps on eps. Inscrip half-title. clean but G only in worn repaired d/w with loss. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1961 1st edition
A history of gold-mining in Pilgrims Rest, Eastern Transvaal.
£16.00

WESTERN CAPE


Back to index

#16000 Chase, John Centlivres.
THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE AND THE EASTERN PROVINCE OF ALGOA BAY. [With Statistics Of The Colony. Edited by Mr Joseph S. Christophers]. Gilt on brown skivertex boards. xvi + 358pp illustrated b/w engravings, maps (one foldout), etc. Some fox to eps & map, top & foredges edges dusty with stain, generally G+ in worn & chipped d/w. a good reference copy. Facsimile edition of the 1893 edition published by Pelham Richardson. Africana Collectanea Series Vol.25. C. Struik. Cape Town 1967.
Originally published as a guide to the settlement and as a handbook for the colonist, detailing matters such as sheep, tobacco, ports, education, law, etc. including numerous statistical and reference appendices. No.121 of 750.
£20.00

EASTERN CAPE (including all 1820 Settler related material)

Back to index

#16164 Genealogical CD.
1820 SETTLER FAMILY TREES And Eastern Cape Families 1800-1900. CD in jewel case. New. 2008 7th edition.
Includes over 88,000 individuals of whom 49,000 are direct descendants of 1820 Settlers. With 300 portrait and 420 document photographs this is a work in progress. All sources are listed. A good starting point for investigating families in this area. (The latest edition always supplied). Runs on any modern Windows computer, uses the Cumberland Family Tree software.
£12.00

#15985 Greaves, Alan.
TELL ME OF KOMANI. A History Of Queenstown. Gilt on maroon vynide. illustrated b/w photos. tall 8vo Bookplate ffep else Fine. Self. 3rd imp of 150 volumes 1988. ISBN 0620108878
Signed by Author. The only history of Queenstown of which we are aware.
£90.00

#15984 Holliday, E.W. (Comp).
QUEENSTOWN 1824-1994. Gilt on maroon vynide. 155pp indexed. sm.8vo. Fine condition. Self. Queenstown 1995. Copy No.79. ISBN 0620189339
A chronological record of significant events. Includes appendices: "Origin of street names", "Index of names", "Brief chronology", "Biographical notes".
£90.00

#16046 Jones. E. Morse.
THE LOWER ALBANY CHRONICLE. Part One. 1806-1825. Cyclostyled 13" x 8" stapled 118pp. VG+. Lower Albany Historical Society. Revised & Augmented edition. 1968.
A chronological survey culled from books, letters, diaries, periodicals, ms. etc. with notes, index, list of sources. Births, deaths, marriages, christenings, sales, military & commercial activity, and more. A picture of life on a day by day basis.
£30.00

#16048 Jones. E. Morse.
THE LOWER ALBANY CHRONICLE. Part One. 1806-1825. Cyclostyled 13" x 8" stapled (103pp). VG Lower Albany Historical Society. 1964.
A chronological survey culled from books, letters, diaries, periodicals, ms. etc. with notes, index, list of sources. Births, deaths, marriages, christenings, sales, military & commercial activity, and more. A picture of life on a day by day basis.
£25.00

#16049 Jones. E. Morse.
THE LOWER ALBANY CHRONICLE. Part Two. 1826-1840. With addenda, errata & revised index (1970). Cyclostyled 13" x 8" stapled 163pp. VG+. Lower Albany Historical Society. 1964.
A chronological survey culled from books, letters, diaries, periodicals, ms. etc. with notes, index, list of sources. Births, deaths, marriages, christenings, sales, military & commercial activity, and more. A picture of life on a day by day basis.
£30.00

#16047 Jones. E. Morse.
THE LOWER ALBANY CHRONICLE. Part One. 1806-1825. Cyclostyled 13" x 8" stapled 118pp. VG+. Lower Albany Historical Society. Revised & Augmented edition. 1968.
A chronological survey culled from books, letters, diaries, periodicals, ms. etc. with notes, index, list of sources. Births, deaths, marriages, christenings, sales, military & commercial activity, and more. A picture of life on a day by day basis.
£30.00

#16011 Reynolds, Rex & Barbara.
GRAHAMSTOWN FROM COTTAGE TO VILLA. South African Yesterday's Number 5. Gilt on brown cloth boards. 109pp illustrated b/w photos. plans. etc. lg.8vo. VG in d/w (a little chipped, still attractive). David Philip. Cape Town 1974. ISBN 0949968293
A look at early domestic architecture in this Eastern Cape city.
£16.00

BOTANICAL

Back to index

#15998 Hobson, N.K. & Jessop, J.P.
VELD PLANTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Illustrated by M.C. vd Ginn & Jane Kelly. Black cloth boards. illustrated b/w line dwgs & cold.plates. errata slip. 310pp 4to. Good, no d/w, ffep excised. shows shelfwear, sound reference copy. Macmillan. Johannesburg (1975). ISBN 0869540130
A standard reference to indigenous veld growth. Each example illustrated with taxonomic description, notes on palatability for grazing stock, and any medicinal or other uses. (Heavy item, may incur additional postage)
£35.00

#16054 Killick, D.J.B.
BOTHALIA. Volume 14 No.2. April 1983. Green wraps. Wraps rubbed else VG. Botanical Research Institute. Dept. Agriculture & Fisheries. South Africa.
(Heavy item, may incur additional postage)
£20.00

#16053 Killick, D.J.B.
BOTHALIA. Volume 14 No.1. June 1982. Green wraps. Wraps rubbed else VG. Botanical Research Institute. Dept. Agriculture & Fisheries. South Africa.
(Heavy item, may incur additional postage)
£20.00

#16056 Killick, D.J.B.
BOTHALIA. Volume 13 Nos.3 & 4. June 1981. Green wraps. Wraps rubbed else VG. Botanical Research Institute. Dept. Agriculture & Fisheries. South Africa.
(Heavy item, may incur additional postage)
£20.00

#16055 Killick, D.J.B.
BOTHALIA. Volume 14 Nos.3 & 4. September 1983. AETFAT. Green wraps. Wraps rubbed else VG. Botanical Research Institute. Dept. Agriculture & Fisheries. South Africa.
Proceedings Of the Xth AETFAT Congress Held At The CSIR Conference Centre, Pretoria. 19-13 January 1982. (Heavy item, may incur additional postage)
£30.00

BIOGRAPHIES, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, DIARIES, LETTERS, GENEALOGICAL

Back to index

#16051 Holmes, Rachel.
THE SECRET LIFE OF DR JAMES BARRY. (SCANTY PARTICULARS). Victorian England's Most Eminent Surgeon. 335pp p/b illustrated b/w. Extensive notes, bibliography. Fine condition. Tempus 2007 1st thus. Originally published by Random House as Scanty Particulars with the lurid subtitle "The Scandalous Life & Astonishing Secret Of Dr James Barry, Queen Victoria's Most Emminent Doctor". ISBN 0752441396
Chronicles the extraordinary life and achievements of the eminent Dr Barry, naturally covering his stay at the Cape and also the issues surrounding his gender. Short of exhuming his body this is a most detailed research into the biographee.
£12.00

#16050 Otter, Stephen.
KHAYALITSHA. uMlungu In A Township. 294pp p/b illustrated b/w photos. Near fine. Penguin. Johannesburg 2007 1st edn. ISBN 9780143025474
Author went to live in Cape Town's notorious black township. He came out with a new sense of identity & with preconceived notions of race and culture severely dented. Currently he is media officer for possibly our most famous parliamentarian, Patricia de Lille.
£7.00

#16057 Philip, Peter.
BRITISH RESIDENTS AT THE CAPE 1795-1819. Biographical Records Of 4800 Pioneers. Cream cloth boards. xxiii + 484pp. 8vo. bibliography. No inscrip. Near Fine in VG+ d/w. David Philip. Cape Town 1981.
Lists in alphabetical order, with extensive biographical details, pioneers who made the Cape their home before the 1820 settlement in the Eastern Cape. Lists of sources, regiments, and ships of war which served at the Cape.
£50.00

#16169 Smith, Ian.
THE GREAT BETRAYAL. The Memoirs Of Ian Douglas Smith. Author tells the story of his historic Declaration of Independance in 1965 and updates with the excesses of the marxist dictator Robert Mugabe installed by the British government. x + 422pp p/b illustrated b/w photos, maps. indexed. VG+. Blake. London 1997 1st edn. ISBN 1857822021
£16.00

#16213 Steinbart, Gustav. (Ed. & Tr. J.F. Schwar & R.W. Jardine).
THE LETTERS AND JOURNAL OF GUSTAV STEINBART. Vol.2 The Journal 1857-1858. German Military Colonist To British Kaffraria, Cape Province, South Africa. Softcover 227pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Notes, index. No inscrip. VG. Univerity of Port Elizabeth. 1978. ISBN 0869881205
German and English texts.
£30.00

#16212 Steinbart, Gustav. (Ed. & Tr. J.F. Schwar & R.W. Jardine).
THE LETTERS AND JOURNAL OF GUSTAV STEINBART. Vol.1 The Letters 1855-1858. German Military Colonist To British Kaffraria, Cape Province, South Africa. Softcover 206pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Notes Inscrip title page else VG. Univerity of Port Elizabeth. 1975. ISBN 0869880772
German and English texts.
£30.00

#16015 Thomas, Cornelius.
TANGLING THE LION'S TALE. Donald Card, From Apartheid Cop To Crusader For Justice. Maroon cloth boards. Mint. Self. East London 2007. ISBN 9780620390811
Interesting note. The 1952 murder of Sister Aidan (Elsie) Quinlan in an East London township, where she was stoned and burnt in her car, was solved by Donald Card and those responsible sent to the gallows.
£20.00

#16001 Van Der Byl, Piet.
FROM PLAYGROUNDS TO BATTLEFIELDS. Pale blue cloth boards. 290pp illustrated b/w photos. Several inked-out inscriptions, a good reading copy, no d/w.. Timmins. Cape Town 1971.
Author, 1911 Cambridge Blue, recounts a life much of which is involved with his experiences in WW1. No. 1172 of 1850.
£10.00

#16002 Van Onselen, Charles.
THE SEED IS MINE. The Life Of Kas Maine, A South African Sharecropper 1894-1985. 649pp softcover. 8vo. Covered protective film, with the Sunday Times 'Alan Paton Award Winner' sticker within. Tippexed-out inscrip. G+. Hill and Wang. New York 1st thus. Publisher's name overlaid with label from local publisher, David Philip. ISBN 0809015943
A social history that in the wider view documents the effects of apartheid policies as shown within the fabric of the entire life of one person whom the author has painstakingly researched through years of interviews.
£15.00

#16052 Wood, Sharon. & Corporate Research Foundation.
SOUTH AFRICA'S LEADING MANAGERS. 2003. Printed boards. 348pp illustrated b/w. lg.8vo. VG-F. Cape Town 2003 rpt. ISBN 0620290528
Reviews the top companies and their CEOs analysising the reasons for their success in what is both an emerging economy and transitional society.
£33.00

PAPER EPHEMERA ITEMS


Back to index

#16209 Smuts, J.C.
FOLLOW SOUTH AFRICA'S LEADER TO VICTORY! Supplement to South African Home Talk, August 1941. 3 x single sheet each 250mm H x 190mm W. Shows photograh of Smuts bounded by large red "V". Paper browned else Fine.
Text at the bottom: "Field Marshall The Right Honourable J.C. Smuts asks you to adopt the "V"symbol of victory. Please hang this up in a prominet place and encourage others to share you confidence in an Allied Victory. Additional copies, post free from, the up-to-date woman's journal, South African Home Talk, Carmelite Press Dock Rd. Cape Town."
£20.00

AFRICAN FICTION, LITERATURE & CREATIVE WRITINGS, MAGAZINES

Back to index

#16016 Moffett, Helen & Mphahlele, Es'kia (eds).
SEASONS COME TO PASS. A Poetry Anthology for Southern African Students. xxxviii + 258pp. large 8vo softcover. VG. used academic text, sold with all faults. Oxford UP. Cape Town 2002 2nd ed. ISBN 019578054X
A wide selection of verse from major poets both local and international.
£10.00

#16090 Mwila, Mike Mambwe. (Edited by Nicole Moody).
COMING FROM THE STRUGGLE. Poetry. 39pp softcover. ex-publisher. Sham Said 2007. ISBN 9780620388504
Author was born in Lubumbashi, Katanga, DRC, in 1977. His poetry reflects his experience in the war-torn country of his birth.
£6.00

#16091 Safari, James Jamala. (Edited by Jenny Hobbs).
TAM-TAM SINGS. Poetry. Sofcover 50pp. ex-publisher. Sham Said 2008. ISBN 9780620404129
Author was born in Bukavu, South Kivu, DRC in 1985. Fleeing the war he now lives in Franschhoek. This is his first published collection of poems.
£6.00

#16028 Schoonraad, Murray and Elzabe.
COMPANION TO SOUTH AFRICAN CARTOONISTS. Blue cloth boards. 398pp illustrated cartoons. lg.8vo. Neat ownership inscrip ffep. top edge lightly spotted else VG+ in VG d/w. Donker. Johannesburg 1989. ISBN 0868521140
Authors researched over 19 years to collect information on the more than 500 cartoonists discussed in this publication. Where possible comprehensive details about each artist's career are provided. Their contributions to South Africa's humorous art, their methods and biographical details are also discussed.
£35.00

#16170 Sham Said, Hauna-Vingt. (Edited by Nicole Moody).
A CLEAN MIND. A Novel. Printed wraps 44pp. ex-publisher. Editions Sham Said 2008 1st edn. ISBN 9780620389808
Written by 14 year old girl Hauna-Vingt born in Lubumbashi, DRC, and currently living in Cape Town, this is a novel for young people illustrating life in the Cape Flats.
£6.00

#16171 Sham Said, Nene-Misa. (Edited by Hilary Jacobs).
FORGIVENESS FOR LOVE. A Novel. Printed wraps 41pp. ex-publisher. Editions Sham Said 2008 1st edn. ISBN 9780620389150
Written by 15 year old girl Nene-Misa born in Lubumbashi, DRC, and currently living in Cape Town, this is a novel for young people illustrating life in the Cape Flats.
£6.00

GRAHAM'S TOWN SERIES (set of 14)


Back to index

Various.
GRAHAM'S TOWN SERIES. 14 volumes, a full set, a complete run of The Graham's Town Series. These volumes are not for sale individually, the complete set of 14 volumes is for sale as one lot as here priced. All in Fine condition, unread, with protected dustwrappers.
The 14 volumes are described individually below.
£455.00

#16106 Ayliffe, John. (Ed. Peter Hinchliff)
THE JOURNAL OF JOHN AYLIFF. I: 1821-1830. Gilt on brown cloth boards. 130pp illustrated b/w 8vo. Several appendices, index. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No 1. Balkema for Rhodes University Grahamstown 1971.
The Rev John Ayliffe, well known pioneer Methodist missionary, for the period covered by this extract, was living in Grahamstown. Documents dealing with the first decade of the Settlers are few and his journal tells clearly of the hard life faced by them at this time.

#16108 Butler, James. (Ed. Jane Garner).
JIM'S JOURNAL. The Diary Of James Butler. Black cloth boards. xii + 330pp illustrated b/w photos maps. Notes, bibliography, index. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No.14. WUP for Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1996. ISBN 0868142620
James Butler arrived in the Eastern Cape as a twenty-two-year old youth from London to recuperate from a serious illness. He stayed for two and a half years keeping a journal for his family back home. Quaker, teetotaller and later newspaper editor, he recorded in plain fashion the daily life, politics, natural history and social encounters in this remote colonial corner.

#16098 Cory, Sir George. (Ed. Michael J. Berning).
THE HISTORICAL "CONVERSATIONS" OF SIR GEORGE CORY. Chocolate cloth boards. ix + 219pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Notes, sundry appendices, bibliography, index. an original foldout leaflet for the series included. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No.9. MML for Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1989. ISBN 0636011976
This volume presents oral interviews as they survive in his notebooks and typescripts. He records conversations with 1820 Settlers, Xhosa chiefs, old soldiers, a Voortrekker, and ordinary citizens, giving voice to people beyond their lifetime.

#16097 De Henningsen, Amelia de. (Ed. Margaret Young, aka Sister Anne Mary).
THE REMINISCENCES OF AMELIA DE HENNINGSEN (NOTRE MERE). Chocolate cloth boards. x + 341pp. illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Notes, sundry appendices, biographical notes, bibliography, index. Bookplate ffep. a Fine unread copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No.10. MML for Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1989. ISBN 0636012565
In 1849 as the leader of a band of pioneer sisters she established the first ever Catholic convent schools in South Africa. Enduring the hardships and dangers of frontier life she responded to the needs of the homeless, the orphaned, the sick and the poor.

#16096 Kayser, Rev F.G. (Ed. Chris Hummel).
REV F.G. KAYSER: JOURNALS AND LETTERS. Chocolate cloth boards. xxxix + 216pp. illustrated b/w frontis, maps. 8vo. Notes, sundry appendices, bibliography, index. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No.11. MML for Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1990. ISBN 0636014282
No.335 of 500. A Lutheran by birth, Kayser was accepted by the London Missionary Society and apprenticed to John Brownlee. He later succeeded the Reads as missionary to Maqoma. Interestingly his journal records his time in London and and the sea voyage.

#16101 Montgomery, John. (Ed. Giffard, A.)
THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN MONTGOMERY. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. 202pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Notes, index. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No 6. Balkema for Rhodes University. nd. c.1981. ISBN 0869611240
Montgomery was an 1820 Settler, a member of the party of Thomas Butler on board the 'Fanny' which sailed from Co. Wicklow. By his own admission a jack of all trades, he was a colourful and articulate man who took part in all the events of the colony during his life of 58 years here, including the Albany settlement, the expansion of the frontier, the Great Trek, wars with the Xhosa and Basuto. He fathered 14 children, travelled widely as a smous. Writings from a variety of sources including newspapers and fragments of the original manuscript and typescript.

#16102 Paver, Richard. (Ed. A.H. Duminy & L.G.J. Adcock)
THE REMINISCENCES OF RICHARD PAVER. Gilt on brown cloth boards. 135pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. indexed. Notes, bibliography, index. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in d/w. The Graham's Town Series 5. Balkema for Rhodes University, Grahamstown. Cape Town 1979. ISBN 0869611100
After completing his engineering apprenticeship, Richard Paver emigrated to the Eastern Cape in 1843. He worked on the watermills at Sidbury and Glenthorn before entering into an agreement with Sir Andries Stockenstrom to erect a mill at Maasstroom. His reminiscences, written about forty years later, deal largely with his experiences during the frontier wars which ensued. In 1846 he was a member of the burgher force which, under Stockenstrom's command, cleared the Amatolas before striking out across the Kei River. After war had broken out again at the end of 1850, he and his brother Henry remained at Maasstrom, attempting to defend the position until it was destroyed by fire eight months later. Paver's reminiscences provide vivid insight into a little-known and contentious phase in the history of the eastern frontier.

#16104 Pigot, Sophia. (Ed. Margaret Rainier).
THE JOURNALS OF SOPHIA PIGOT. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. xviii + 172pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Notes, genealogy chart, index. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No 3. Balkema for Rhodes University Grahamstown 1974. ISBN 0869610481
Daughter of an 1820 Settler Sophia spent her childhood in comfortable circumstances but shared the experiences of the pioneer community of the Settlers. She bore 14 children living variously in Kowie, Grahamstown, Graaff-Reinet, Cape Town, and Natal.

#16105 Shaw, William. (Ed. W.D. Hammond-Tooke).
THE JOURNAL OF WILLIAM SHAW. Gilt on brown cb, 220pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Notes & index. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No 2. Balkema for Rhodes University Grahamstown 1972.
The Weslyan missionary Rev William Shaw acted as the Settler's spiritual guide and advisor. The first part of his journal covers the period 1820-21 at Salem laying the foundations of Methodism among the Settlers. The second, 1827-29, covers his work at Weslyville among the Gqunukhwebe, the first of a chain of mission stations stretching from the Eastern Cape to Natal.

#16095 Shone, Thomas. (Ed. Penelope Silva).
THE ALBANY JOURNALS OF THOMAS SHONE. Maroon cloth boards. xviii + 303pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Notes, sundry appendices, bibliography, index. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No.12. MML for Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1992. ISBN 0636016072
Starting his journal on the death of his wife, he documents the daily grind, his struggles with debt, liquor, weather, war, raising children single-handedly, all the while maintaining a relationship with a married woman. No.427 of 500.

#16094 Shrewsbury, William J. (Ed. Hildegarde H. Fast)
THE JOURNAL AND SELECTED LETTERS OF REV. WILLIAM J. SHREWSBURY 1826-1835. First Missionary To The Transkei. Green cloth boards. xviii + 228pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Notes, bibliography, index. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No.13. WUP for Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1994. ISBN 0868142621
The Wesleyan missionary established the first Transkeian mission in Butterworth in 1827. He describes his difficulties with language, physical and emotional hardships, and the difficulties in relating to Xhosa culture at a time of social upheaval.

#16100 Soga, Reverend Tiyo. (Ed. Donovan Williams).
THE JOURNAL AND SELECTED WRITINGS OF THE REVEREND TIYO SOGA. Chocolate cloth boards. 221pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Notes, genealogy, bibliography, index. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No.7. Rhodes University. Grahamstown nd. ISBN 0869611488
A prolific writer, here are his writings from his Journal (1857-1870) & Letterbook, 1858-1862), articles from 'Indaba', letters from the 'King William's Town Gazette' & 'Kaffrarian Banner', and a lecture as reported in the 'Cape Argus' 1866, plus hymns.

#16099 Stretch, Charles Lennox. (Ed. Basil A. Le Cordeur).
THE JOURNAL OF CHARLES LENNOX STRETCH. Chocolate cloth boards. xxiv + 214pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Notes, bibliography, index. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No.8. MML for Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1988. ISBN 0636011364
Stretch had a long history in the Eastern Cape, serving variously as soldier, surveyor, and in public office. He severly criticises the government and colonial forces of the time, shedding new light on the 'Hundred Years War'.

#16103 Stubbs, Thomas. (Ed W.A. Maxwell & R.T. McGeogh).
THE REMINISCENCES OF THOMAS STUBBS. Including "Men I Have Known". Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. xvi + 302pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. Notes, bibliography, genealogy chart. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No 4. Balkema for Rhodes University Grahamstown 1978. ISBN 0869610929
The reminiscences cover the whole period of Stubbs' life from the family's embarkation on the 'Northampton' to his struggle as a saddler to support his family at his brother's farm, Harrison, near Whittlesea. He was a volunteer in the war of 1834, founded the Mounted Rangers, and became the hero of Albany in the wars of 1846 & 1850.

KIMBERLEY SERIES. (set of 8 plus 2 associated volumes).


Back to index

Various.
KIMBERLEY SERIES. 8 volumes, a full set, a complete run of The Kimberley Series with an additional two associated volumes - The KHS Newsletter and Brian Roberts' KIMBERLEY. These volumes are not for sale individually, the complete set of 10 volumes is for sale as priced below. All in Fine condition, unread, with protected dustwrappers.
Each item is described fully below.
£555.00

#16034 Allen, Vida. (Ed).
EARLY KIMBERLEY: A PHOTOGRAPHIC SOUVENIR. Green vynide. 151pp illustrated b/w photos. oblong 4to. Bookplate ffep, covering plastic secured boards else Fine in d/w. Kimberley Series No.6. Historical Society Of Kimberley And The Northern Cape. 1994 revised edition. ISBN 0620186712
Signed by Author title page.

#16033 Babe, Jerome L.
THE SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND FIELDS. Gilt dec. on blue cloth boards. Preface + viii + 105pp + 14pp advts. + index. foldout map. sm.8vo. Bookplate ffep. covering plastic secured to pastedowns else Fine. Kimberley Series No.3. Historical Society Of Kimberley And The Northern Cape 1976. Facsimile Edition of the Wesley, NY, 1872 edition with added index & preface. ISBN 0620019336
Published to provide reliable information on the diamond fields for intending visitors. Chapter each on Port Elizabeth & Delagoa Bay. Limited to 500 copies only. Only three copies of the original edition are know to exist.

#16029 Cohen, Louis.
REMINISCENCES OF KIMBERLEY. Brown cloth boards. 436pp with new foreword and index. sm.8vo. Bookplate ffep. Protective wrapper secured to boards, Hence VG-F in d/w. Kimberley Series No.7. Historical Society Of Kimberley And The Northern Cape. 1990. Facsimile of the 1911 edition. ISBN 0620149558
A cousin of Barney Barnato, Louis Cohen was known for his vitriolic sketches. He landed in prison for libelous statements made in this book which was subsequently withdrawn by the publisher. The original edition is a rare Africana item.

#16032 Hornsby, A.H.
THE SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND FIELDS. A Practical Matter-Of-Fact Account, To The Latest Date. Printed buff wraps. 78pp illustrated frontis. foldout map, plans, adverts. Bookplate ffep, covering plastic secured inside, else Fine. Kimberley Series No.5. Historical Society Of Kimberley And The Northern Cape. 1979. Facsimile edition of the 1874 Chicago edition. unnumbered copy of 500 only. ISBN 062008863X
A contemporary account written for general interest.

#16038 Kimberley Historical Society.
NEWSLETTER. (NOW AND THEN). Volumes 1-14 (1987-2006). Bound 2 vols. gilt on brown vynide, tall 4to. Named "Now & Then" from 1994, this item is included with the eight issues of the Kimberley Series.
Meetings, outings, and historical minutae recorded for the membership.

#16035 Matter, Verena.
GEORGE PATON. 1830-1914. Printed buff wraps. 92pp illustrated frontis. b/w plates. foldout map. Bookplate ffep, covering plastic secured inside, else Fine. Kimberley Series No.1. Historical Society Of Kimberley And The Northern Cape. 1971. No.311 of 300 only (perhaps a small printer's overrun?).
A biography of an early immigrant to the Cape Colony, friend of George Seddon Dobie, and his farming, mining, and other activities in the Kimberley, Free State & Griqualand West areas in the second half of the 19thC.

#16030 Moffat, Frederica. (Edited by Vida Allen & Febe van Niekerk).
A CHRONICLE OF SMALL BEER. THE SIEGE OF KIMBERLEY. (EXPERIENCES OF A SIEGE). The Rise & Progress Of A War Scare & Daily Life In A Beleaguered City. (A Diary Of The Siege Of Kimberley 21st September 1899 To 16th February 1900). Maroon cloth boards. 180pp. illustrated b/w photos. map. 4to. Bookplate ffep. Protective wrapper secured to boards, Hence VG-F in d/w. Kimberley Series No.8. Historical Society Of Kimberley And The Northern Cape & the McGregor Museum. 2000. unnumbered copy of 470 bound in cloth. ISBN 0620247673
An account by a Scottish lady recently arrived from the Klondike gold rush. The diary is lucid in its descriptions of events major & minor. Published to celebrate the centenary of the siege. Signed by Dr Richard Liversidge beneath his preface.

#16031 Murray, Richard William.
THE DIAMOND-FIELD KEEPSAKE. For 1873. Original gilt decorated blue vynide. 32pp. illustrated b/w photos (tipped-in repros). map. 4to. Bookplate ffep else Fine. Kimberley Series No.4. Historical Society Of Kimberley And The Northern Cape. 1979. Facsimile edition wih added index. unnumbered copy of 500 only. ISBN 0620034092
This publication gave an outline of the rise and development of the diamond fields at that time. The authors name is attached to the founding of papers still published today such as the Cape Argus, the Cape Times, the Star.

#16039 Roberts, Brian
KIMBERLEY: Turbulent City. Printed wraps. 413pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate ffep. plastic protection secured inside f.wraps. area of highlighting on 2pp only, hence only VG+. David Philip. Cape Town 1984 2nd imp. ISBN 0949968625

#16037 Thorne Eudore.
INDOMITABLE SPIRIT. The Story Of Hanna And Carl Meyer Of Kimberley. Printed white wraps. 143pp illustrated frontis. b/w plates. foldout letter & genealogy charts. Bookplate inside front wrap, covering plastic secured inside, else Fine. Kimberley Series No.2. Historical Society Of Kimberley And The Northern Cape. 1971.
A biography of an early German immigrant family to the Cape Colony from Breitungen in the latter part of the 19thC. Located at the Berlin Mission at Pniel and later at Kimberley where they survived the siege.

LAWRENCE GREEN TITLES

Back to index

#16009 Green, Lawrence G.
LORDS OF THE LAST FRONTIER. The Story Of South West Africa And Its People Of All Races. 245pp. illustrated b/w photos. Brown cb.VG in G-VG d/w (some closed tears, slight loss). Timmins. Cape Town 1981 rpt. ISBN 0869782045
£15.00

NATURAL HISTORY

Back to index

#16019 Hockey, P.A.R., Dean, W.R.J., & Ryan, P.G.
ROBERTS BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. VIIth Edition. Illustrated by Ingrid Weiersbye, Graeme Arnott, Penny Meakin, Ronald Cook, Chris van Rooyen, A. Barlow, A. Clarkson. Blue cloth boards. 1296pp illustrated cold.plates. b/w dwgs, maps. large 4to. Mint. In all respects as new in d/w (a duplicated gift). Africa Geographic / John Voelker Bird Book Fund. Cape Town 7th edition 2005. ISBN 0620340533
The definitive reference work for the subcontinent (South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique). 80 new cold.plates, substantial reference and index section. Rarely less than a dense page or more on each species (from around 500 to 4500 words for each species) (+5kg/11lb, will incur extra postage).
£100.00

COLLECTIONS OF PERIODICALS (Museum related)


Back to index

#16073 National Archives Of South Africa & Bureau Of Heraldry.
ARCHIVES NEWS. Journal Of ... Vol.43 No.4, Vol.44 Nos.1-3, Vol.45 No.3, Vol.46 No.4. (total of 6 issues). Buff wraps, unbound, Fine condition. 2001 - 2003.
Vol.43 No.4 entitled "Festschrift Celebrating The Ongoing Life-Work Of Verne Harris".
£20.00

#16087 South African Cultural History Museum.
BULLETIN. Nos.1-14 (1980-1993). ANNALS Nos.1-10 (1987-1998). NEWSLETTER (1993-1999). "Bulletin" bound 4 volumes gilt on red vynide. illustrated col.b/w 8vo. "Annals" bound 3 volumes maroon skivertex, illustrated b/w 8vo. "Newsletter" bound 1 volume brown vynide, tall 8vo. Fine condition. "Bulletin" issues 2 & 3 reduced photocopies to complete run.
Set includes 14 BULLETIN, 12 ANNALS, and 17 NEWSLETTER. English & Afrikaans text.
£240.00

#16085 South African Museum Association.
BULLETIN (SAMAB). (with SAMA newsletter SEMANTICS). Vols.23-25 (1997-2001). BULLETIN, 5 loose issues, unbound. illustrated b/w. SEMANTICS bound 2 volumes gilt on blue vynide. Vol.23.1 (1997). Vol.23.2 (1998). Vol.24.1 (2000). Vol.25.1 (2000) Vol.25.2 (2001). plus 10 issues SEMANTICS Nos.31-40 (1998-2001).
23.2 SAMA conference, Kimberley 1996, "Museums For The People".
24.1 SAMA conference, Pietermaritzburg 1997, "Changing Gear. Museums Into The Future".
25.1 SAMA conference, Berg-en-Dal 1992, "Mahungu, Let Us Talk Together".
£55.00

#16072 South African Society Of Archivists.
SOUTH AFRICAN ARCHIVES JOURNAL. Vols. 36-43. Wraps, 8 unbound issues, 8vo. Fine condition. Annual publication. 1994-2003
Articles concerned with the preservation and storage of archive material including electronic, digital, and oral records, all in the african context.
£20.00

#16084 The Albany Museum.
THE PHOENIX. Vols.1-9 plus index (1988-1996). 25 issues bound 3 vols brown skivertex. illustrated b/w. tall 4to. Fine condition. Grahamstown.
Magazine Of The Albany Museum. Covers a wide range of topics in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, natural history, and is not restricted to the Eastern Cape. A full complete run.
£95.00

#16086 Transvaal Library & Museum Services.
OVERVAAL MUSEANUUS (OVER VAAL MUSEA NUUS). Nos.1-20 (1974-1993). 69 issues bound 5 volumes gilt on green vynide. illustrated col.b/w tall 4to. Three issues (14.2-4) in photocopy form to complete run. A complete collection. Fine condition.
A review of the staff, activities, and collections of the many museums falling under the TLMS at that time. English & Afrikaans text.
£195.00

COLLECTIONS OF PERIODICALS (General cultural interest)


Back to index

#16060 Antique Collectors Society Of South Africa.
ANTIQUES IN SOUTH AFRICA. Nos. 1-21 (1977-1987). 21 issues bound 3 volumes gilt on blue skivertex. well illustrated col/b/w photos. tall 8vo. Fine condition. A full complete set.
A veritable cornucopia of antiques from the subcontinent. A fine production with articles, photographs, and advertising concerned with smalls (such as silver, glass, china) as well as furniture, fine art, and the like. This was the leading antique periodical of the period.
£170.00

#16082 Simon Van Der Stel Foundation.
BULLETIN. 19 issues bound 5 vols gilt on blue vynide. illustrated b/w. 8vo. tall 4to. Fine condition. Issues 8 (1964) & 11 (1965), issues 13-31 (1966-1968), one issue a double-issue, [26] short.
The Foundation was primarily concerned with the identification and preservation of important historical buildings and cultural artifacts for the nation. A partial run to termination of publication, as noted, then followed by RESTORICA. English & Afrikaans text. The price shown is for both the BULLETIN and RESTORICA.
£495.00

#16083 Simon van der Stel Foundation.
RESTORICA. 1-30 (1975-1998). 30 issues bound 7 volumes blue cloth boards, illustrated b/w. plus 1 volume gilt on black vynide for included Newsletters. tall 4to. Boards VG-VG+, contents Fine.
Reflects the same concerns with our architectural heritage as reflected in the original BULLETIN. This is a complete full run. Included are 19 issues of the NEWSLETTERS of the Pretoria branch, Vols.11-15 (1996-2000) and a loose supplements to the 1999 newletter appearing in place of the RESTORICA 1999 issue. English & Afrikaans text. This item is sold together with the Simon Van Der Stell BULLETIN at the price given for that item.

COLLECTIONS OF PERIODICALS (Accredited historical journals)


Back to index

#16062 Historical Association of South Africa.
HISTORIA. Vol.8 No.4 (1963) to Vol.29 No.2 (1984) a run of 30 issues, and a further run of 37 issues - Vol.31 No.1 (1986) to Vol.48 No.2 (2003). Original wraps, not bound. 8vo. Mostly Fine, unread. University of Pretoria.
English & Afrikaans articles, reviews, etc.
£350.00

#16059 Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).
CONTREE. (NEW CONTREE). Journal For South African Urban And Regional History. Nos. 1 to 48 (1977-2000). A full run of 48 issues with no gaps. As CONTREE, Nos. 1 to 38 bound 4 vols. gilt on blue vynide 4to. As NEW CONTREE, Nos. 39-48 loose. 8vo. First published by the HSRC Institute For Historical Research, later by Rand Afrikaans University, and now as NEW CONTREE by The University Of The North West, Dept of History.
The issues published by the HSRC were well printed and illustrated. Contains articles, reviews, etc. concerning regional history throughout South Africa. We note many contributed articles on the Eastern Cape. English & Afrikaans text.
£250.00

#16063 Institute For Contemporary History.
JOURNAL FOR CONTEMPORARY HISTORY. Vol.23 No.1 (1998) to Vol.32 No.2 (2007). 25 issues in original wraps, unbound, 8vo. Mostly Fine condition. University of Orange Free State (UOFS), later UFS.
Includes 3 special editions. "The Anglo Boer War 1899-1902: A Reappraisal" both the 1999 and 2002 items of this title, 294pp & 219pp. The "Border War 1966-1989" which contains papers on ground, sea, and air warfare in this modern conflict. 398pp.
£195.00

#16061 South African Historical Society.
SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL. Nos. 1-45 (1969-2001). Original wraps, not bound, 8vo. mostly in Fine condition, unread. Unisa. Pretoria. originally annually, later bi-annually.
A full run of 45 issues. Academic journal dealing with all aspects of local history, book reviews, bibliographies, etc. Mainly English articles, a few in Afrikaans. Special 468pp issue 1999. "South African War 1899-1902: Centennial Perspective".
£295.00

#16064 South African Society For Cultural History.
SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF CULTURAL (AND ART) HISTORY. 1984-2003. Bound 7 volumes gilt on black skivertex illustrated b/w 4to (1984-1994) (36 issues). 1995-2003 loose (16 issues). Full run thus for the period. Fine condition. Pretoria.
Englisy & Afrikaans text. academic articles, reviews, etc. Due to changes in the title and numbering schemes, we refer to these issues by date only. One additional volume 8vo containing Newletters Vol. 13-17 (1996-2000), 10 issues).
£295.00

#16089 The Natal Society.
NATALIA. Vols.1-37 (1971-2007). Journal Of The Natal Society. 35 issues (some double issues) bound 9 vols green vynide (disparate colouring) 8vo. last two issues loose. Fine condition.
Academic quality historical journal with articles concerning the historical minutae of Natal, plus reviews, letters, etc.
£395.00

COLLECTIONS OF PERIODICALS (Regional historical societies)


Back to index

#15981 Africana Society Of Pretoria.
YEARBOOK. A partial run thus: 6 (1988), 7 (1989), 8 (1990), 9 (1991), 10 (1992), 11 (1993), 12 (1994), 13 (1995), 14 (1996/7), 16 (1999), 17 (2000), 18 (2001). 12 issues bound 3 volumes gilt on blue vinyl. Issue 18 loose. Fine condition.
English & Afrikaans text. Subject matter covers the whole country with an eclectic mix of historical vignettes. Includes NEWSLETTERS as shown seperately.
£90.00

#15982 Africana Society Of Pretoria.
NEWSLETTERS. (Later "Africana Bulletin"). No.84 (1991) to No.113 (2002). 30 issues bound one volume gilt on blue vynide. Issues nos. 110-113 unbound. Fine condition.
The Newsletters record the activities of the Society and members as distinct from its official journal "Yearbook" with which it is included.

#15986 Border Historical Society.
THE COELACANTH. Magazine Of The Border Historical Society. Vols. 1 (1963) to 45 (2007). 90 issues bound 21 volumes red vynide. sm.8vo. The three latest issues, 2005, 2006, 2007, loose. Generally 2 issues pa but from 2005 one issue p.a. only. Two early issues are photocopies. Index for issues 21/1 to 34/2 bound in. Fine condition. East London.
The main force of these historical articles is the Border area (East London) with occasional mention of adjacent Eastern Cape towns and villages. Includes the special issue devoted to the life of Dr Marjorie Courtney-Latimer. No.35 of 150 numbered copies with cold.portrait of her on the front wrap. Dr Courtney-Latimer was the curator of the East London Museum at the time that she recognised the odd fish found by the captain of the trawler 'Nerene', and that was later identified as a coelacanth by then Rhodes University chemistry lecturer J.L.B. Smith.
£595.00

#15994 Gasson, Barrie.
KALK BAY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION BULLETIN. Nos. 1-5 (1997-2001). 5 issues bound 1 volume gilt on red vynide. Association's binding with gilt decoration and title to front board. Issue No.5 loose. Also includes "Kalk Bay. An Historical Booklet And Walk". 25pp in card wraps. Bookplate else Fine.
Bulletins contain the transcripts of the talks organised by the Association with the purpose of disseminating information and stimulating interest in the Kalk Bay area and the people who have lived there.
£45.00

#16045 Grahamstown Historical Society.
ANNALS. Vols. 1-30 (1971-2002). 32 issues bound seven volumes gilt on brown vynide 8vo (some disparate size and colour). Vols. 29-32 (2003-2007) loose. Fine condition. Full run.
Historical minutae of Grahamstown and the Eastern Cape, with news, reviews, outings, etc.
£180.00

#15991 Historical Society Of Cape Town.
CABO. Vols. 1-8 (1972-2003). 32 issues bound 7 volumes (non matching shades) blue vynide. Vol. 2/1 a copy. Vols.8/3-4 loose. sm.8v0. Fine condition.
A full run despite an eclectic numbering scheme. This publication is mainly concerned with the history of Cape Town proper. This item includes the NEWSLETTERS and the JOSEPHINE MILL QUARTERLY NEWS as described seperately herein.
£275.00

#15992 Historical Society Of Cape Town.
NEWSLETTERS. Vol. 1/1 to 18/1. (1989-2007). Bound 1 volume brown vynide. Quarterly to 1999, 40 issues thus. a photostat production. tall 8vo. Fine condition.
The member's newsletter of the society with news of the society's and members activities as opposed to the official publication CABO with which it is included.

#15993 Historical Society Of Cape Town.
JOSEPHINE MILL QUARTERLY NEWS. Nos. 1-21, (1983-1999). Bound 1 volume brown vynide, tall 8vo. Fine condition. A full run. Published as a supplement to the Newsletter of the Society, owner of the Josephine Mill, as a communication to the wider public. Publication ceased when subsidies to the Mill were withdrawn following the takeover of Sasko by Bokomo.
A compendium of historical interest and current events surrounding the mill. This item included with CABO.

#15987 Historical Society Of Port Elizabeth.
LOOKING BACK The Journal Of The Historical Society Of Port Elizabeth. Vols.1 - 44, 1961-2005. 130 issues bound 21 volumes of disparate sizes gilt on green vynide. Originally published quarterly, later annually. Volumes 45, 46, (2006 & 2007) loose. 8vo. Fine condition.
Historical minutae relevant to Port Elizabeth and the Eastern Cape.
£795.00

#16041 Huguenot Society Of South Africa.
BULLETIN. No.1 to No.38 (1963-2001). 30 issues bound 4 volumes red cloth boards. Nos.37,38 loose, Nos.1,18,20 are reduced size photocopies to complete the run. Separate assorted brochures, magazines, clippings, maps, all relating to Franschhoek, bound one volume red cloth boards. 4to. 8vo. Fine condition.
Reviews activities of the society with articles concerning Huguenot families, history, etc. Included in the brochures volume is the programme of The National Orchestra conducted by David Tidbold for the first and only performance of Hugenote Kantate by H. Du Plessis in 1988.
£150.00

#16044 Johannesburg Historical Foundation.
BETWEEN THE CHAINS. Journal Vols 1-17 (1978-1997). 19 issues bound gilt on red vynide 5 vols sm.8vo. plus 30 issues "THEN & NOW", Nos.1-30 (1971-1988) plus Nos 1-40 (1987-1996) (different series) bound 2 volumes gilt on red vynide of disparate sizes. Bookplate else Fine. A full run from 1978 to 1997 of both Journals and Newsletters.
Historical minutae of Johannesburg & environs, letters, reviews, reports, etc. Likely the only complete (bound) set in existence. The name of the Journal relates to the chained-off area originally set aside for share trading in early Johannesburg.
£295.00

#15997 Labuschagne, Helen.
FRIENDS OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE, DURBAN. 1990 to date. Bound 2 volumes gilt on blue vynide, but many later issues (would fill another volume) unbound. tall 8vo. Fine condition.
The collected handouts of outings to an immense number of buildings of significant architectural merit in Durban and environs. Arranged in a topographical order, this unique compendium spans architecture old and new, domestic to industrial. Number uncounted.
£95.00

#15988 Lower Albany Historical Society.
"TOPOSCOPE". Volumes 1-36 (1970-2008). 39 issues bound 7 volumes gilt on black vynide illustrated col.b/w photos. Issued annually, 2006, 2007, & 2008 issues loose. 8v0. Fine condition.
These journals cover the area around Port Alfred, Bathurst, Salem, and Alexandria.
£140.00

#15990 Natal Association Of Historical Societies. (Latterly Kwazulu Natal Association ...).
NEWSLETTERS. Nos. 1-13 (1989-1999). 13 issues bound 1 volume gilt on green vynide. Issues 1 & 2 are copies. tall 8vo. Fine
£25.00

#15979 Old Pretoria Society.
PRETORIANA. Journal Of The Old Pretoria Society. No.1 to No.115. A full run. 104 issues (some are double issues) bound gilt on black vynide, 21 volumes, sm.8vo. 2 later issues unbound. The cyclostyled 196pp "Index" bound green wraps 4to. Fine condition. 1951-2002.
A unique collection, likely to be the only complete bound set in existence.Includes the scarce issue No.72 of 1975 "Chronicle Of The Western Facade" (248pp) which was instrumental in preserving Church Square and forcing relocation of the new Provincial Administration building to a location away from the square. The Index covers "Pretoriana" 74-100 and "Newsletters" 31-150. The price given for Pretoriana includes the Old Pretoria Society NEWSLETTERS listed seperately. English & Afrikaans text.
£1100.00

#15980 Old Pretoria Society.
NEWSLETTERS. No.1 July 1976 to No.222 July 1998. A complete set. Bound 9 volumes gilt on green vynide. Fine condition.
This newsletter records the activities of the society and its members as distinct from the Society's official journal "Pretoriana". This NEWSLETTER is included within the price shown for PRETORIANA listed seperately.

#15983 Queenstown And Frontier Historical Society.
HEXAGON. Volumes 1-15. The Journal Of... 15 issues bound 3 volumes gilt on blue vynide. Bookplate ffep else Fine 1978-1994.
Historical vignettes related to the area plus records of outings and lectures organised by the Society.
£75.00

#15995 Simon's Town Historical Society.
BULLETINS. Vols. 1-4 (1961-2005). 95 issues bound 22 volumes brown vynide of several sizes to match changing format. 8vo. Volumes 24/1-4 (2006-2007) loose. Fine condition.
Simonstown, South Africa's oldest naval base, is of considerable historical interest on this account alone. One of SA's oldest towns, a village being on that site since 1742 providing safe anchorage in False Bay since before that. Included with this collection are the STHS newsletter SIMON'S TOWN CHRONICLE described seperately herein.
£895.00

#15996 Simon's Town Historical Society.
SIMON'S TOWN CHRONICLE. The Newsletter Of The Simon's Town Historical Society. Nos. 1-60 (1976-2001) 63 issues bound 1 volume blue vynide, but 14 later issues loose. 8vo. Includes 4 foldout brochures.
The brochures are on walks around the town and cover the most important of the town's historical buildings. These items sold together with Simon's Town Historical Society BULLETINS.

#15989 South African National Society.
SANAS NEWS. Journal Of The South African National Society. Natal Branch. Vols. 1-20 (1984-2004). 53 issues bound 7 volumes disparate sizes gilt on blue vynide. A full run, believed a complete set. Issues to 10/4 all are copies, vols. 11-20 are original issues. tall 8vo, later sm.8vo. Fine
Various historical articles, not necessarily intimately connected with Natal or even South Africa. The Natal branch was the last surviving of a number of independant branches of SANS.
£295.00

PORT ELIZABETH SERIES. (set of 7).


Back to index

Various.
PORT ELIZABETH SERIES. 7 volumes, a full set, a complete run of The Port Elizabeth Series. These volumes are not for sale individually, the complete set of 7 volumes is for sale as one lot as priced below. Note that only the Scott & the Schauder are as issued, the other five items are bound together in one volume gilt on red vynide.
The 7 volumes are described individually below.
£140.00

#16025 Burton, Clive M.
SETTLERS TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE: ORGANISATION OF THE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE PARTY. 1819-1820. Orange wraps. photo frontis. 22pp. tall 8vo. Bound with 4 other issues of the PES in one volume gilt on red vynide. Fine condition. Port Elizabeth Series No.5. The Historical Society of Port Elizabeth & Walmer, Port Elizabeth 1971. No.330 of 500. 062001656
This party embarked on the "Albury" in January 1820. Appendix gives full list of the party, and also details of the White party departing on the "Stentor". Includes "Note On The Framework Knitters", the early mechanisation of the hosiery industry.

#16027 Butterfield, P.H. (Ed).
PEACE AND WAR ON THE FRONTIER. 1828-1835. The Journal Of Major William Cox. Orange wraps. 32pp illustrated map. tall 8vo. Bound with 4 other issues of the PES in one volume gilt on red vynide. Fine condition. Port Elizabeth Series No.7. The Historical Society of Port Elizabeth & Walmer, Port Elizabeth 1982. unnumbered.
Cox was listed in the Cape Corps cavalry in 1823 returning to the UK in 1828. A second tour of duty saw him as commanding officer of the CMR in 1829, participating in the 6th Kaffir War, and leaving again in 1835. A brief daily journal with notes.

#16023 Chase, John Centlivres.
OLD TIMES AND OLD CORNERS. The Founder Of The Eastern Province Commerce And His Frontier Home. Buff wraps. photo frontis. 9pp. tall 8vo. Bound with 4 other issues of the PES in one volume. gilt on red vynide. Fine condition. Port Elizabeth Series No.1. The Historical Society of Port Elizabeth & Walmer, Port Elizabeth 1975 rpt. Itself a facsimile reprint of the original 1868 edition. No.130 of 500 copies. ISBN 0620000465
A brief biography of Frederick Korsten of Cradock Place (Cradock's Town), originally a trading enterprise for the salting of beef. The ruins are in the built-up area of Algoa Park in Port Elizabeth.

#16026 Porter, A. (Ed).
THE LOSS OF THE SHIP HERCULES. 16th JUNE 1796. "Narrative Of The Ship Hercules Commanded By Captain Benjamin Stout, On The Coast Of Kaffraria, The 16th June 1796; Also A Circumstantial Detail Of His Travels Through The Southern Deserts Of Africa, And The Colonies, To The Cape Of Good Hope" Red wraps. 66pp illustrated tall 8vo. Bound with 4 other issues of the PES in one volume gilt on red vynide. Fine condition. Port Elizabeth Series No.6. The Historical Society of Port Elizabeth & Walmer, Port Elizabeth 1971. No.353 of 500. 062001656
Includes the "Dedication..." written by the original author of the narrative (supposed not Stout himself), appendix on Chronology of the Narrative, another of notes on various editions of the Narrative; list of references and index.

#16022 Schauder, Colin D.
THE HISTORIC VILLAGE OF BETHELSDORP. Pale blue cloth boards. photo frontis. 25pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. tall 8vo. Bookplate ffep, faded around spine else VG. very clean. Port Elizabeth Series No.2. The Historical Society of Port Elizabeth & Walmer, Port Elizabeth 1970. No.340 of 500 copies.
The town was founded in the Algoa Bay area as a temporary Hottentot location, managed by The London Missionary Society under Dr Vanderkemp in 1803. Farming results were poor due to infertile land while the saltpan prospered.

#16021 Scott, J.B. (Ed).
LETTER BOOK OF SIR RUFANE SHAW DONKIN. Miscellaneous Demi Official Or Private Letters During The Period Of My Holding The Government Of The Cape Of Good Hope & Chief Command Of The Troops. Commencing 1820 Continued To June 1821. Khaki cloth boards. photo frontis. vii + 114pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. tall 8vo. G-VG. a tight copy with very clean contents. Port Elizabeth Series No.4. The Historical Society of Port Elizabeth & Walmer, Port Elizabeth 1970.
No.88 of 500 copies.

#16024 Troughton, A.S. (Comp).
INDEX TO THE REGISTERS OF THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, PORT ELIZABETH. 1858-1898. Orange wraps. photo frontis. 16pp. tall 8vo. Bound with other issues of the PES in one volume gilt on red vynide. Fine condition. Port Elizabeth Series No.3. The Historical Society of Port Elizabeth & Walmer, Port Elizabeth 1970. No.250 of 500.
Alphabetically arranged for baptisms, marriages, burials.

MODERN POLITICAL HISTORY, SOCIOLOGY, CURRENT AFFAIRS

Back to index

#16004 De Klerk, Michael. (Ed).
A HARVEST OF DISCONTENT. The Land Question In South Africa. 274pp softcover. Inscrip ffep else VG. IDASA. Cape Town 1991. ISBN 087486402X
A collection of papers from a workshop on the land question hosted by Idasa in the Western Cape in 1990. Papers cover ecological, ownership & tenure, legal, and production issues.
£20.00

#16160 Hitchcock, Bob.
FLASHPOINT SOUTH AFRICA. Black cloth boards. 212pp illustrated b/w photos. A bit worn, G+ in d/w. Don Nelson. Cape Town 1977. ISBN 0909238235
One journalist's look at South Africa. Is it as bad as it is made out to be? British-born author sees both sides of the coin.
£10.00

#16163 Pauw, Jacques.
IN THE HEART OF THE WHORE. The Story Of Apartheid's Death Squads. Black cloth boards. 309pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Notes, index. VG in d/w (rubbed, but no tears, loss, or chips). Southern. Halfway House 1991 1st edn. ISBN 1868123928
Includes summary list of 225 assassinations. As well as describing the innermost workings of the apartheid death squads it also shows the corrosive effects on the people who committed murder on the orders of the state. Some of the more well known of those killed were Ruth First, Anton Lubowski, David Webster, Fabian & Florence Ribeiro, Matthew Goniwe (of the Cradock 4), Griffiths & Victoria Mxenge.
£125.00

#16118 Pauw, Jacques.
INTO THE HEART OF DARKNESS. Confessions Of Apartheid's Assassins. Printed wraps, 346pp illustrated b/w photos. Notes, index. Spine leaning, worn, G-VG only. Jonathan Ball. Jeppestown 1997. ISBN 1868420582
The activities of the apartheid regime's death squads are laid bare as Author takes you into the minds of the killers.
£120.00

#16007 Van Rooyen, J.C.
CENSORSHIP IN SOUTH AFRICA. Being A Commentary On The Application Of The Publications Act. 152pp softcover. 8vo. No inscrip. VG. Juta. Cape Town 1987. ISBN 0702119059
Includes an index of Publications Appeal Board cases, and an index of Supreme Court cases.
£25.00

GENERAL REFERENCE WORKS

Back to index

#15999 Readers Digest.
SOUTH AFRICAN MULTI-LANGUAGE DICTIONARY AND PHRASE BOOK. English, Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, Sesotho, Tswana, Xhosa, Zulu. Printed bds. 495pp. 4to. Internally shows small damp stain adjacent to lower spine, visible for first 10-15pp only else VG. RDA. Cape Town 2000 6th prtg. ISBN 0947008675
A section for each language provides a simple word-to-word translation of 5000 words and 500 phrases to the others. Over 25 keyed pictures showing the correct word for everyday situations such as the body, the house, the car, sports, etc.
£15.00

RHODESIA / ZIMBABWE

Back to index

#16119 David Caute.
UNDER THE SKIN. The Death Of White Rhodesia. 447pp p/b. Clean and sound G+. Penguin 1983. ISBN 0140056041
A left-wing account of the last years of the war against counter insurgency
£10.00

#16005 Jardim, Jorge.
SANCTIONS DOUBLE-CROSS. Oil To Rhodesia. Printed wraps. 154pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. Inscrip & stamps ffep, sello residue inside wraps else VG. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1979. ISBN 0869201972
Originally published in the Portuguese, this work looks at the part played by the Portuguese in minimising the effectiveness of oil sanctions on Rhodesia.
£15.00

#16159 Jardim, Jorge.
SANCTIONS DOUBLE-CROSS (O ESCANDALO DAS SANCOES). Oil To Rhodesia. Printed wraps. 154pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. No inscrip. ff browned, wraps a little rubbed, else VG. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1979. 1st edition thus. ISBN 0869201972
Originally published in the Portuguese in 1978, this work looks at the part played by Portugal in minimising the effectiveness of oil sanctions on Rhodesia.
£12.00

#16140 MacBruce, James.
WHEN THE GOING WAS ROUGH. A Rhodesian Story. Grey cloth boards. 251pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Near Fine in VG+ d/w (a little browned, some chips, no loss). Femina. Pretoria 1983. ISBN 090799668X
A more personal view of the bush war. Manicaland, the eastern-most province of Rhodesia, with Umtali as its capital, was often under direct attack from terrorists. Tells the story of ordinary people trying to live a life amidst the havoc. Avoids the politics and gives unashamedly the view not of the 'freedom-fighters' but of the ordinary white people living there.
£30.00

#16173 Scully, Pat.
EXIT RHODESIA. From UDI To Marxism. Gilt on green skivertex. 227pp illustrated b/w. bibliography, index. No inscrip, VG-F in G only d/w (worn, damp-stained, however no loss, tears, or chips). Cottswold Press. Ladysmith 1984 1st edn. ISBN 0620078022
A review of african nationalism in Rhodesia until independance. Chronicles the bush war and the black-on-black violence tactics used by the 'liberation armies', and all the sorry events that followed after Mugabe took power.
£100.00

#16134 Stiff, Peter.
CRY ZIMBABWE. Independance - Twenty Years On. Green cloth boards. 496pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bibliography, notes, index. Fine & unread in d/w. Galago. Alberton 2000. ISBN 0919854027
Peter Stiff tells the truth about Zimbabwe; the 15000 Matabele raped, starved, tortured, slaughtered, men women and children, by Mugabe's Korean-trained 5 brigade; the waste and corruption; the involvement in the Congo diamond mining concessions by the military elite; the removal and re-education of dissonant Harare squatters, and more. He provides the details behind the headlines.
£22.00

#16214 Tabex.
ENCYCLOPEDIA ZIMBABWE. Printed blue wraps. xv + 431pp illustrated col.photos, maps, dwgs. Bookplate half-title else VG in d/w. Quest. Harare 1987. ISBN 0908306040
A comprehensive reference work to all things Zimbabwean from Aardwolf to Zivobgo. Covers topography, biography, botany and zoology, history, military, political, and more. A very comprehensive resource.
£35.00

#16040 The Rhodesiana Society.
RHODESIANA. (later HERITAGE OF ZIMBABWE). Printed wraps. illustrated b/w photos etc. tall 8vo. Fine Full run of 29 issues from No.11 (1964) to No.40 (1979), short [12] as RHODESIANA. Followed by 20 issues from No.1 (1971) to No.24 (2005), short [3,6,7,8] as HERITAGE OF ZIMBABWE. 49 copies plus some indexes. Salisbury.
The premier quality africana periodical devoted to Rhodesia / Zimbabwe.
£490.00

SOUTH AFRICAN SPORT, VARIOUS

Back to index

#16012 Bryden, Colin. (Ed).
MUTUAL & FEDERAL CRICKET ANNUAL 2003. Volume 50. 632pp softcover. VG+ Johannesburg 2003. ISBN 062030670X
Statistics for international, provincial, schools, women, country districts, under-13, under-15, etc.
£12.00

#16013 Bryden, Colin. (Ed).
MUTUAL & FEDERAL CRICKET ANNUAL 2004. Volume 51. 592pp illustrated col.b/w photos. softcover. VG+ Johannesburg 2004. 062324007
Statistics for international, provincial, schools, women, country districts, under-13, under-15, etc.
£12.00

#16006 Chesterfield, Trevor. & McGlew, Jackie.
SOUTH AFRICA'S CRICKET CAPTAINS. 314pp printed wraps illustrated col.b/w photos. 8vo. Fine condition. Zebra Press. Cape Town. new enlarged 2nd edn 2003. ISBN 1868733763
Coverage of Alan Melville, Dudley Nourse, Jack Cheetham, Clive van Ryneveld, Jackie McGlew, Trevor Goddard, Peter van der Merwe, Basil D'Oliviera, Ali Bacher, Clive Rice, Kepler Wessels, Hansie Cronje, Gary Kirsten, Shaun Pollock, & Mark Bouche, as well as captains during the rebel era.
£30.00

#16008 McGlew, Jackie with Chesterfield, Trevor.
SOUTH AFRICA'S CRICKET CAPTAINS. From Melville To Wessels. Olive cloth boards. 292pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Slightly bumped lower spine hence VG+ in d/w. Southern. Halfway House 1994 1st edn. ISBN 0868125440
Coverage of Alan Melville, Dudley Nourse, Jack Cheetham, Clive van Ryneveld, Jackie McGlew, Trevor Goddard, Peter van der Merwe, Ali Bacher, Clive Rice, Kepler Wessels, & Hansie Cronje. Also Barry Anderson Richards, Mike Proctor, Peter Kirsten, & Stephen Cook, all of the rebel era.
£18.00

#16003 Pollock, Peter & Graeme.
BOUNCES AND BOUNDARIES. Green cloth boards. 158pp illustrated b/w photos. Ownership inscrip ffep. sello securing the d/w within plastic has stained the middle of both boards, hence G only. The good news is that the d/w is VG+. Sportsman Enterprises. Johannesburg 1968.
Inscribed by both authors on title page.
£30.00

VAN RIEBEECK SOCIETY SERIES


Back to index

#16065 Barnard, Lady Anne. (Edited by Margaret Lenta & Basil Le Cordeur).
THE CAPE DIARIES OF LADY ANNE BARNARD 1799-1800. Volume 2: 1800. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. 328pp. tipped-in frontis of Andrew Barnard, foldout panoramic view of Cape Town at rear.. A Fine copy in d/w (spine very lightly faded, as often). Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No.30 Cape Town 1999 ISBN 0958411263
Previously unpublished private records of the Scottish wife of the Colonial Secretary during the first British occupation of the Cape. She has much to say about social customs. An important additional source to official records of that date.
£25.00

#16066 Barnard, Lady Anne. (Edited by Margaret Lenta & Basil Le Cordeur).
THE CAPE DIARIES OF LADY ANNE BARNARD 1799-1800. Volume 1: 1799. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. 368pp. tipped-in frontis of Lady Anne Barnard. A Fine copy in d/w (spine very lightly faded, as often). Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No.29 Cape Town 1999 (for 1998). ISBN 0958411255
Previously unpublished records of the Scottish wife of the Colonial Secretary during the first British occupation of the Cape. She has much to say about the political and military. An important additional source to official records of that date.
£25.00

#16069 Barnard, Lady Anne. (Edited A.M. Lewin Robinson with Margaret Lenta & Dorothy Driver).
THE CAPE JOURNALS OF LADY ANNE BARNARD 1797-1798. Edited By ...). Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. 431 pp. cold.frontis tipped in, illustrated b/w. map A Fine copy in d/w (spine faded as often). Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No.24. Cape Town 1994 (for 1993). ISBN 0620188421
The first of three volumes of her writings (followed by VRS Vols. 2-29 & 2-30, CAPE DIARIES). Lady Anne Barnard's writings provide the most fascinating account of early Cape life with her wide-ranging interests & acute observational powers.
£30.00

#16092 De Chalezac, Guillaume Chenu. (Ed. Randolphe Vigne).
GUILLAUME CHENU DE CHALEZAC, THE 'FRENCH BOY'. The Narrative Of His Experiences As A Huguenot Refugee, As A Castaway Among The Xhosa, His Rescue With The Stavenisse Survivors By The Centaurus, His Service At The Cape And Return To Europe, 1686-9. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. 174pp. cold.frontis of the Centaurus by Nils Andersen, illustrated b/w. errata slip. Name inscription ffep else a Fine copy in d/w (spine faded, as often). Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No.22. Cape Town 1993 (for 1991). ISBN 0630175249
De Chalezac was brought to the Cape wih the Stavenisse survivors in 1687 having spent a year living with the Xhosa. This is the first account of their way of life since European settlement in south Africa. All available sources are assembled here.
£20.00

#16067 De Vylder, Gustav. (Edited & translated by Ione & Jalmar Rudner).
THE JOURNAL OF GUSTAVE DE VYLDER. Naturalist In South Western Africa 1873-1875. Translated From The Original Swedish And Edited By Ione & Jalmar Rudner. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. 292pp. tipped-in cold.frontis. illustrated b/w sketches, photograph of author, map. A Fine copy in d/w (spine very lightly faded, as often). Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No.28 Cape Town 1998 (for 1997). ISBN 0958411247
De Vylder was a Swedish naturalist who, after a year's stay in Cape Town, journeyed through present-day Nambia before the German occupation and when the European presence was restricted to a few missionaries, traders, and travellers.
£20.00

#16070 Hale, Frederick. (Ed).
NORWEGIAN MISSIONARIES IN NATAL, ZULULAND. Selected Correspondence 1844-1900. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. 292pp. frontis of Entumeni Mission, illustrated b/w photos. map. A Fine copy in d/w. Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No.27 Cape Town 1997 (for 1996). ISBN 0958411239
The Norwegian Missionary Society established the Zulu Lutheran Church with mission stations north of the Tugela. After 1889 the Free East Africa Mission established stations near Stanger & Durban. Interesting selected correspondence with notes.
£30.00

#16068 Krause, Ludwig. (Edited Jerold Taitz with Ken Gillings & Arthur Davey).
THE WAR MEMOIRS OF COMMANDANT LUDWIG KRAUSE 1899-1900. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. 163pp. cold.frontis tipped in, illustrated b/w photos. map. A Fine copy in d/w (spine faded as often). Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No.26. Cape Town 1996 (for 1995). ISBN 0958411220
Compiling his memoirs shortly after his capture in 1900, Krause was a particularly well educated man holding a number of degrees including a Masters in law from Cambridge University. A clear and well-written exposition of experiences in the Boer War.
£20.00

#16093 Palgrave, W.C. (Edited by E.L.P. Stals).
THE COMMISSIONS OF W.C. PALGRAVE. Special Emissary To South West Africa 1876-1885. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. 441pp. cold.frontis, illustrated b/w plates. errata slip. A Fine copy in d/w (spine faded, as often). Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No.21. Cape Town 1991 (for 1990). ISBN 0620160799
In South West Africa for a total of 25 years, Palgrave undertook 5 consecutive commissions to endeavor to introduce British influence into the area. This volume contains the official journals, reports, minutes, produced by him.
£20.00

#16071 Wahlberg, Johan August. (Edited Adrian Craig & Chris Hummel)
TRAVEL JOURNAL (AND SOME LETTERS) SOUTH AFRICA AND NAMIBIA / BOTSWANA 1838-1856). (Introduced And Edited By ... Translated From The Swedish By Michael Roberts). Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. 249 pp. cold.frontis tipped in, illustrated b/w. map A Fine copy in d/w. Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No.23. Cape Town 1994 (for 1992). ISBN 0958382471
Chosen by the Swedish Academy of Sciences to collect plants & animals for the Natural History Museum in Stockholm, Wahlberg, a naturalist, travelled through much of Southern Africa including Natal & Namibia. Useful bibliography and appendices.
£20.00

MILITARY INTEREST


Back to index

#16139 Breytenback, Col. Jan.
THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS. The Story Of South Africa's 32-Battalion 1975-1993. Charcoal cloth boards. 360pp illustrated col.b/w photos. Roll of Honour, index. Fine in d/w. Galago. Alberton 2002. ISBN 191985407X
Author was founding commander of the unit, the most elite and controversial in the SADF infantry. Its services were most effective in the various engagements of the Angola war. Similar to the fate of the Rhodesian Selous Scouts, this group was disbanded in 1993 as an act of political appeasement.
£30.00

#16116 Cole, Barbara.
THE ELITE. The Story Of The Rhodesian Special Air Service. Blue leather boards, aeg. with badge intact and affixed to front board. Also included is the original leather matching SAS bookmark and the one page advertising leaflet. 449pp illustrated 105 col.b/w photos, 25 maps. lg.8vo. Roll of Honour, chronology, index. Mint condition in fine matching blue card slipcase. no faults. Three Knights. First edition (De Luxe edition). Amanzimtoti 1984. (Heavy valuable item, will incurr additional postage) ISBN 0620074205.
Signed by Author. No.119 of 1500. Covers the history of the Rhodesian SAS from early days in the Western Desert during World War 2 until the decolonisation by the British in 1980 including detailed coverage on ops during the guerilla war. Roll of Honour.
£295.00

#16117 Edmond, John.
THE STORY OF TROOPIE SONGS AND THE RHODESIAN BUSH WAR. Illustrated by Bruce Wright. Printed wraps. 155pp illustrated b/w dwgs. tall 4to. VG condition. Roan Antelope Music. Johannesburg 2nd edn 1982.
49 rhodesian troopie songs with words and music.
£30.00

#16162 Hamann, Hilton.
DAYS OF THE GENERALS. Printed wraps, 242pp illustrated b/w photos. lg.8vo. Fine condition. Zebra. Cape Town 2001. ISBN 1868723402
Billed as "The untold story of South Africa's apartheid generals", this volume coverss such items as the death of Samora Machel &, the South African nuclear programme. Based on interviews with the former SADF generals Magnus Malan, Constand Viljoen, Jannie Geldenhuys, Georg Meiring, Hein du Toit, and Chris Thirion, this gives an account of events in Southern Africa from the 1970s onwards.
£22.00

#16182 Heitman, Helmoed-Romer.
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR MACHINE. 192pp profusely illustrated col.b/w photos. 4to A Fine copy in d/w. CNA Johannesburg nd. (1985) ISBN 0620074426
A comprehensive look at the SADF, Armscor, insurgency in Angola and South West Africa.
£20.00

#16135 Lotter, Chas.
RHODESIAN SOLDIER And Others Who Fought. Brown cloth boards. 111pp illustrated col.b/w photos. lg.4to. A little shelfwear as often hence VG+ in d/w (no tears, chips, or loss). a very attractive copy. Galago. Alberton 1984. 09470208X
Evocative photographs of the Rhodesian Bush War with authors verse accompanying them.
£80.00

#16080 South African National Defence Force.
MILITARIA. Volumes 1-13. Bound 17 volumes gilt on blue vynide 4to. Fine condition. 88 issues in total as listed. Vol.1.1-5 (1969). Vol.2.1-6 (1970). Vol.3.1-6 (1971-1973). Vol.4.1-4 (1973-1974). Vol.5.3-4 (1975). Vol.6.1-2,4 (1976). Vol.7.3 (1977). Vol.8.2-4 (1978). Vol.9.1-3 (1979). Vol.10.1-4 (1980). Vol.11.1-4 (1981). Vol.12.1,3,4 (1982). Vol.13.1-4 (1983). Vol.14.1,2,4 (1984). Vol.15.1,2,4,5 (1985). Vol.16.1-3,5 (1986). Vol.17.2,3 (1987). Vol.18.1-3 (1988). Vol.19.1,3,4 (1989). Vol.20.1-4 (1990). Vol.21.1-4 (1991). Vol.22.1-4 (1992). Vol.23.1,2,4 (1993). Vol.24.1,2 (1994). Vol.25.1,2 (1995). Vol.26.1,2 (1996).
Official Journal of the SADF/SANDF. A huge collection of articles on all aspects of South African military history, engagements, militaria, badges, weaponry, etc. Well illustrated.
£595.00

#16088 South African National War Museum & South African Military History Society.
MILITARY HISTORY JOURNAL Vols.1-13 (1967-1976). 81 issues bound 13 volumes silver on blue vynide (from 2001 disparate sizes). illustrated b/w 4to. A full run of issues. Last two issues for 2007 loose. Newsletter bound 1 volume blue vynide, tall 8vo. Fine condition. Incorporating MUSEUM REVIEW in later issues.
A quality production with articles of military interest covering historical and modern eras, mostly related to Southern Africa or engagements involving South African forces. Includes NEWSLETTER for 1994-2000.
£495.00

#16172 Stiff, Peter.
SEE YOU IN NOVEMBER. Rhodesia's no-holds-barred intelligence war. Blue cloth boards. 352pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. indexed. No inscrip. VG+ in d/w (soft at head of spine, but no loss, tears, chips). Galago. Alberton 1985 1st edn. ISBN 0947020071
As told by "Taffy", the leader of the CIO's most secret external operational team. Included details of Taffy's training and operations with 22-SAS regiment, and the MI6 plan to assassinate Gadaffi which was derailed by the CIA. The team supplied intelligence for the major raids by the Rhodesians against Joshua Mkomo's ZIPRA bases in Zambia and also carried out covert sabotage operations.
£29.00

#16136 Stiff, Peter.
SELOUS SCOUTS. A Pictorial Account. Brown cloth boards. 176pp illustrated col.b/w photos. lg.4to. A little shelfwear as often, o/w VG+ in d/w (40mm repaired lower edge rear fold, no loss, white front browned). a sound and attractive copy. Galago. Alberton 1984. ISBN 0947020063
Nearly 500 photographs chronicle the part of the Selous Scouts Rhodesian bush war from 1957 until the end. Their brief was "the clandestine elimination of terrorists and terrorism both within and outside of Rhodesia" which was so successfully achieved that their disbandment was a condition of the settlement.
£150.00

#16138 Stiff, Peter.
THE SILENT WAR. South African Recce Operations 1969-1994. Red cloth boards. 608pp. illustrated col & b/w photos, maps, dgms etc. Sl.shelfwear else a Fine copy in near Fine d/w (top rear edge folded but no tears, chips, or loss in any way). Galago. Alberton 1999 rpt. ISBN 0620243007
The definitive book on South African secret operations, author was given unprecedented access to official documents in 1987 on the basis that an outline would be presented to the Chief of the SADF before publication. However with the change of government in 1994 the author decided to publish without the sanction of the SADF. The first volume of Author's "South Africa Secret Warfare" trilogy, with THE COVERT WAR and WARFARE BY OTHER MEANS being the matching volumes. Signed by Author on title page thus: "To Chris with all best wishes & regards - sorry about the misbound copy. Peter. 13/1/2000 Alberton. Peter Stiff".
£70.00

#16161 Stiff, Peter.
WARFARE BY OTHER MEANS. South Africa In The 1980s And 1990s. Dark green cloth boards. 600pp illustrated col.b/w photos. Lower corners of boards & first say 50pp max a little damp-marked, o/w contents untouched, hence G only if at first sight a VG copy in smart d/w. Galago. Alberton 2001. ISBN 1919854010
Covers Mike Hoare's abortive Seychelles coup attempt; behind-the-scenes cooperation of the SADF with Inkatha & the Witdoekies; and right-wing organisations such as Eugene Terre'Blanche's AWB and General Constand Viljoen's Afrikaner Volksfront. Much of the book relies on oral testimony, and it is the second volume of author's "South Africa Secret Warfare" trilogy, with THE SILENT WAR and THE COVERT WAR being the matching volumes.
£20.00

#16081 University of Stellenbosch
SCIENTIA MILITARIA. African Journal Of Military Studies. 8vo journals. loose, not bound. Fine condition. Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military Science (SA Military Academy). Nos. 27 (1997). 28.1-2 (1998). 29 (1999). 30.1-2 (2000).
Academic articles, reviews, etc.
£40.00

#16137 Venter, Al J. (Ed).
CHALLENGE. Southern Africa Within The Revolutionary Context. An Overview. Blue cloth boards. 526pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. index. No inscrip. VG+ in d/w (no tears, chips, or loss). Ashanti. Gibralter 1989 2nd edn. 062012194
Towards the end of the apartheid era commentators consolidate their positions and modify earlier stances.
David Isby. The Strategic Significance Of Southern Africa In The 1990s
Al Venter. The South African Algerian Connection
Willie Breytenbach. South Africa Within The African Revolutionary Context
Simon Barber. The View From Washington. US Policy Towards South Africa
Paul Johnson. The Future Of South Africa
Fred Bridgland. Angola And The West
Ron Reid-Daly. War In Rhodesia. Cross-Border Operations
Willem Steenkamp. Politics Of Power. The Border War
Al Venter. Why Portugal Lost Its African Wars
Craig Williamson. ANC Clandestine Operations
Holger Jensen. The Media War
Christopher Coker. South Africa And The Soviet Union
Gerald L'Ange. Countries In The Cross-Fire
Richard Wood. The Rhodesian Issue In Historical Perspective
Mike Hough. Revolt In The Townships
Douglas McClure. Through The Looking Glass. The South African View
Deon Fourie. African Military Potential. Into The Nineties
Willem Steenkamp. Armscor Today. Selling Arms To The Enemy.
£24.00

#16175 Wood, JRT.
THE WAR DIARIES OF ANDRE DENNISON. Green cb, 394pp, illustrated b/w photos maps, 8vo indexed. Bookplate ffep else Fine in VG-F d/w (sl. rubbed). Ashanti Publishing, Gibraltar 1989. ISBN 062013545X
The author, born in Bulawayo, gives a unique insight into the life of a black infantry company in the traumatic last 5 years of the long insurgency war in Rhodesia. Enriched by contributions from the records of the Selous Scouts supplied by Lt-Col Ron Reid-Daly as well as a review of the use of Fire Force, that potent combination of helicopters, paratroops and infantry.
£25.00

UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND LIBRARY


Back to index

Various.
University of The Witwatersrand Africana Series & the Friends of The Library Series. 7 volumes, a full set, a complete run of all items under these series. These volumes are not for sale individually, the complete set of 10 volumes is for sale as one lot as priced below. Note that three small items in the WUL Africana Series Nos.1,2,4 are bound in one small volume. All other items are as published.
The 10 volumes are described individually below.
£350.00

#16112 Casper, Chief Rabbi B.M., Geyser, A.S., & Norwich, I.
ASPECTS OF JEWISH LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA. Three Lectures. Printed green wraps. Fine condition. Friends Of The Library. University of The Witwatersrand. Johannesburg 1980. ISBN 0854946543
Casper. The Growth of Jewish Community Life And Its Contribution.
Jews In The Life Of A Christian - Autobiographical Notes.
South African Jewry In Historical Perspective With Emphasis On Johannesburg.

#16114 Cunningham, Anna. (Ed).
THE STRUBENS AND GOLD. Royal blue cloth boards. 143pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Notes, bibliography, index. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in d/w (rear slightly rubbed).. AD Donker for Friends Of The Library. Publication Series No.3. University of The Witwatersrand. Johannesburg 1987. ISBN 0868521159
Extracts from letters and diaries kept by members of the Struben family between 1884 & 1895. The Strubens were among the few of the early prospectors who made good on the Witwatersrand gold fields.

#15884 Feldman, Leibl.
OUDTSHOORN. JERUSALEM OF AFRICA. Edited By Joseph Sherman. Translated By Lilian Dubb And Sheila Barkusky. Historical Notes And Commentary By John Simon. Gilt dec green simulated leather. 206pp 8vo. Bookplate, a Fine unread copy. Friends Of The Library. Univerity of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 1989. ISBN 1868141292
Translated from the original Yiddish manuscript this describes a unique immigrant community which flourished in the Little Karoo town as long as the ostrich feather industry prospered. Most of these immigrants were from Kelm and Shavel in Lithuania. Numbered copy No.86 of 250.

#16110 Garson, Yvonne.
AFRICA IN EUROPE'S EYES. Maps Of Africa In The Library Of The University Of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Printed wraps. 125pp 4to. Bibliography & index. Bookplate ffep, protection secured to inside of wraps else Fine. Africana Series No.5. University of The Witwatersrand Library. Johannesburg 1998. ISBN 186838215X
Catalogues 120 maps in the library's collection (but not with illustrations) from the 15th to 19thC. Mainly single-sheet maps, but some are drawn from atlases and africana items in the UW library.

#16109 Garson, Yvonne.
VERSATILE GENIUS. THE ROYAL ENGINEERS AND THEIR MAPS. Manuscript Maps & Plans Of The Eastern Frontier 1822-1870. Original red wraps. 97pp illustrated b/w lg.4to. Notes, bibliography, index. Bookplate ffep, protection secured inside wraps, else Fine. Africana Series No.3. 1992 University of The Witwatersrand Library. Johannesburg 1992. ISBN 1868380238
Copy 181 of 210. Thirty-eight individual maps illustrated and described.

#16111 Kalley, Jacqueline A., Musiker, Reuben., Birch, Kenneth Stanley.
AFRICANA SERIES. Nos.1, 2, 4. Three distinct items bound together one volume yellow cloth boards. 8vo. illustrated b/w. Bookplate ffep else Fine. University of The Witwatersrand. Johannesburg 1985, 1987, 1997. ISBN 0854948872
Kalley. Jan Christian Smuts - A Bibliophile?
Musiker. Aspects Of Johannesburg History.
Birch. The Birch Family. The White Antecedants Of The Late Bessie Amelia Head.

#16113 Tracey, Henry. (Ed. Anna M. Cunningham).
A VISIT TO CAPE TOWN IN 1838. Blue paper-covered boards with cold.plate set on front. xiii + 16pp sm.8vo. Bookplate f.pastedwon, no d/w. faded around spine hence VG, contents Fine. Friends of The Library. Publication Series No.1. University of The Witwatersrand 1980.` ISBN 0854946438
Unumbered item of edition of 200 numbered copies.

#16115 Wilmot, Robert. (Phyllis Lewsen, Ed).
A CAPE TRAVELLER'S DIARY, 1856. With His Own Illustrations And Sketches. Pale yellow cloth boards. 187pp illustrated 33 b/w dwgs. sm.4to. Notes, bibliography, index. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in d/w. AD Donker for Friends of the Library. Publication Series No.2. University of The Witwatersrand. Johannesburg 1984. ISBN 0868520100
Wilmot's diary, of which only the second half is extant. He travelled widely in the Eastern Cape & Frontier areas in the period between the end of the 8th Frontier War and the tragic Xhosa cattle-killing. We note his entries concerning Ascension Island visited after he left South Africa.

Copyright Fables Bookshop 2008.


ABBREVIATIONS

Back to top of page

M. Mint. F. Fine.
VG. Very Good. G. Good.
annots. annotations. bds. boards.
col. cold. colour(ed). d/w dust-wrapper.
eps endpapers. ff. leaves.
f(f)eps front (free) endpapers. fox. foxed.
illus. illustrated. o/w otherwise.
pp. pages. sl. slight.
sm. small. sp. spine
u/l underlining v. very.



BRIEF TERMS AND CONDITIONS for this catalogue

Back to top of page

PRICES Catalogue prices exclude p&p.
BOOKS are offered subject to prior sale.
DESCRIPTIONS Books are described in good faith in accordance with usual trade definitions and all defects noted.
ORDERS Please quote catalogue number, author/title, # number.
PAYMENT Books will be despatched on receipt of payment. The invoice will show extra charges for p&p at cost. Institutions will be invoiced in terms of their official order which is required before despatch.
FOREIGN PAYMENT Payment by VISA & Mastercard preferred. We will require the card number, the expiry date, and the CVC number which is the last three digits on the reverse of the card. Payment by other methods by arrangement but will incur additional charges to cover forex conversion. Amex accepted but not Diners Club.
RETURNS Books not meeting the condition as described may be returned if done so within 10 days of receipt. Please contact us before any return is made to ensure that we can accept the item.
OVERSEAS POSTAGE GUIDE An average book of about 800g will cost £12.00 insured surface mail. We will quote appropriate shipping rates on request.
FOREX COSTS Currently £10.00 for a US$ or GBP cheque. Subject to confirmation.



Email CATALOGUES

Back to top of page

Subscribe to our list for email catalogues of new Africana acquisitions. We issue around 6 catalogues annually.


Our Mailman site fables-list provides a web-based subscription interface direct to our list.


OR

subscribe by email. Send an email to:

fables-list-request@fables.co.za

no 'Subject' text, and with the following wording in the body of the email:

SUBSCRIBE
STOP

Note: We recommend that you cut and paste the above address.
Note: Emails to this address will NOT reach any human.



Copyright Fables Bookshop 2008.

Back to top of page
Jump to next catalogue Q199
Jump to previous catalogue Q197