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Africana Catalogue Q204 July 2009

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WESTERN CAPE

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#17239 Barnard, The Lady Anne. SOUTH AFRICA A CENTURY A CENTURY AGO. LETTERS AND JOURNALS (1797-1801). Part I. Letters Written From The Cape Of Good Hope.
Part II. Extracts From A Journal. Blue cbs, 237pp, illustrated b/w photos. Eps browned, edges fox o/w VG+ Maskew Miller, Cape Town.
Previously unpublished records from the Scottish wife of the Colonial Secretary during the first British occupation of the Cape. An account of early Cape life enhanced by her wide-ranging interests and acute observations.
£20.00
#17174 Burman, Jose. THE UNOFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CAPE. Printed bds, 160pp, illustrated col & b/w photos dwgs, indexed. Near Fine copy. Human & Rousseau, Cape Town 1992. ISBN 0798129689
Not the history of the official history books but the tale of the past brought to life through the people who lived it. The author allows free play to the word "if". For instance: If the Battle of Blaauwberg had not been lost by Janssens, would the Republic of South Africa have been a black state, like Holland's other colonies?.
£25.00

EASTERN CAPE

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#17323 Butler, Guy. (Ed) WHEN BOYS WERE MEN. Orange cb, xi + 275pp. illustrated b/w photos, dwgs. maps. No inscrip. VG-F in VG+ d/w. OUP, London 1969. ISBN 0196371007
Adventures and experiences in South Africa before 1875. Taken from diaries, letters, journals, - many not previously published.
£20.00
#17169 Butler, Guy. A LOCAL HABITATION. An Autobiography 1945-90. Gilt on brown cb. x + 310pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. No inscrip. VG in VG+ d/w. David Philip. Cape Town nd (1991). ISBN 086486180X
The third volume in the trilogy which covers his postwar academic and literary life.
£22.00
#17150 Butler, Guy. KAROO MORNING. An Autobiography 1918-1935. Printed wraps. 205pp. Sello offset eps o/w, lean to spine, G+ reading copy. Donker. 1983 rpt. ISBN 0908396538
Author's boyhood is recorded here in the first volume of his autobiographical trilogy.
£10.00
#17168 Hudson-Reed, Sydney. BY WATER AND FIRE 1820-1877. An Account of Baptist Beginnings in Southern Africa, 1820-1877. Printed wraps, 62pp, illustrated b/w photos. No inscrip, VG. S.A. Baptist Press, Pietermaritzburg 1970.
Set in the context of the social, economic, political and religious background of the birth of a nation, portrays the hardships of those early days.
£15.00
#17167 Logie, Bartle. GOVERNOR'S TRAVELS. 164pp p/b illustrated b/w photos, foldout map at rear. indexed. VG+. Bluecliff. Port Elizabeth 1999. ISBN 0620241527
A Journey Along The Kouga/Tsitsikamma Coast. An informal historical tour of the area. Bibliography. Signed by the author.
£15.00
#17217 Mathie, Nerina. MAN 0F MANY FACETS. Atherstone, Dr W.G. 1814-1898. White card covers. 1181pp total in three vols. A VG to Fine set. Grahamstown 1998.
Vols 1 & 2 signed by Author for publication launch 30.3.1988. Pseudo Autobiography. 3 Volumes. Dr William Guybon Atherstone was a remarkable man: medical pioneer, scientist, naturalist, parliamentarian, explorer, family man, keen observer of plants, animals, minerals, the heavens, and of course people. His interests included photography, religion, ostrich farming, railways, harbours and bridges, carpentry, building and electricity among others. His copious notes cover topics as diverse as veterinary research, hunting hints, preserving fruit, explosives, measuring instruments, soil analysis, and the utilisation of crayfish refuse! A lifetime's notes have been linked into an autobiography of incredible detail.
£65.00
#17165 Sadler, Celia. NEVER A YOUNG MAN. Green cb. 187pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. VG+ condition in sl. torn d/w. Haum. Cape Town 1967.
Extracts From The Letters And Journals Of The Rev. William Shaw. A Methodist, Shaw was an 1820 Settler having been chaplain to the Sephton party on the Aurora. this account tells in his own words a first-hand account of the conditions in which the settlers found themselves. It tells of his meeting with the Dutch trekkers, African tribesmen, government officials, slaves, Hottentots, and others in the course of his work.
£15.00

SOUTHERN AFRICA, GENERAL. (unclassified by area)

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#17229 Beckett, Denis. THE ROAD STOPS AT NOWHERE. Softcover, 79pp. Fine condition. Penguin Johannesburg 1998. ISBN 0140282424
An adventure story as well as a travel tale intersected with socio-political enquiry when the family take a trip in an unreliable vehicle through part of South Africa.
£6.00
#17238 Fugard, Sheila. THE MAGIC SCATTERING OF A LIFE. Printed wraps, 40pp. Fine. Firelizard, London 2006. ISBN 0953505847
This collection of poems continues Sheila Fugard's quest into the nature of spirituality and love.
£8.00
#17232 Harrison, David. THE WHITE TRIBE OF AFRICA. South Africa In Perspective. Printed wraps, 315pp, illustrated b/w photos. Cnr.front wrap bent, edges browned o/w VG. David Harrison, London 1986. ISBN 0869542354
This book tells the story of the rise to power of the Afrikaners, the white tribe who then ruled South Africa. It examines their dilemma and the tribal and historical forces that influenced them.
£6.00
#17179 Hodge, Norman (Ed). TO KILL A MAN'S PRIDE. And Other Stories From Southern Africa. Printed wraps, 266pp. Sm. inscrip fep o/w VG condition. Ravan Press, Braamfontein 1984. ISBN 0869751468
In this collection the following writers look at their society from a variety of perspectives: Dhlomo, Bosman, Motsisi, Themba, Paton, Jacobson, Mphahlele, Head, Nakasa, Rive, Lessing, Gordimer, Essop, Abrahams, Mzamane, Matshoba and Ndebele.
£6.00
#17175 Joyce, Peter. SOUTH AFRICA IN THE 20TH CENTURY. Chronicles Of An Era. Printed bds, 4to, 248pp, illustrated col b/w photos, indexed. No inscrip, a Fine copy. Struik Cape Town 2000. ISBN 1868723097
A calendar at the start of each decade lists its main events, featuring pages on fashion, music, early motoring, political events, top songs, movies and books.
£25.00
#17140 Keet, Verenia. COLORED HILL. Printed wraps, 196pp. Fine copy. Self. ISBN 0620336447
The Hunt family living in a newly created coloured township in the sixties through the eighties grapple with their new environment. While the bulk of writings the apartheid years in South Africa concern the struggle between White and Black, not much has been recorded about the races caught in between. HIV-AIDS further divides an already divided population.
£75.00
#17225 Lang, John. BULLION JOHANNESBURG. Men, Mines and the Challenge of Conflict. Red cb, 509pp, illustrated b/w photos, indexed VG+ in VG+ d/w (spine faded). Contents Fine condition. Johnathan Ball Publishers, Johannesburg 1986. ISBN 0868501301
The story of the Chamber of Mines from its foundation soon after the proclamation of the Rand gold-fields in 1886 up to the year of its centenary.
£25.00
#17226 Leach, Graham. THE AFRIKANERS. Their Last Great Trek. Brown cb, 304pp, illustrated b/w photos, indexed. VG+ in VG+ d/w. Southern Book Publishers, Johannesburg 1989. ISBN 1868122360
In the politically charged year of 1988 the Afrikaners are embarked upon their final trek. Aa journey to the very core of South Africa's racial problem which will determine whether this singular and stubborn people can live side by side with their black fellow countrymen, whose political aspirations they have so far thwarted.
£15.00
#17250 Millin, Sarah, Gertrude. THE SOUTH AFRICANS. Brown cb, vii + 280pp. No inscrip, edges and eps sl.fox o/w VG. Constable. London 1927.
Chapters cover: The Background, Modern South Africa and the Diamond Adventures, Living in South Africa, Politics and the People including the Boers, the English, the Jews, the Asiatics the Half-castes and the Kaffir.
£10.00
#17133 Penn, Nigel. ROGUES, REBELS AND RUNAWAYS. Eighteenth-Century Cape Characters. Printed wraps, 195pp. Fine copy. David Philip, Cape Town 1999. ISBN 0864863861
Combining painstaking research into the history of the eighteenth-century Cape the author produces new readings of the early interaction among races and cultures in South Africa.
£10.00
#17251 Sonnenberg, Max. THE WAY I SAW IT. Blue cb, 188pp, illustrated b/w photos. No inscrip, edges and eps sl. fox o/w VG+. Howard & Timmins, Cape Town 1957.
Author came to South Africa in the 1890's, widely travelled in Rhodesia he knew many of the important figures of the time. One of the early Jewish immigrants that shaped the economic fabric of South Africa he founded Woolworths here. (Woolworths are the SA arm of the UK Marks & Spencer).
£20.00

ANTHROPOLOGY

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#17183 Ayisi, Eric O. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF AFRICAN CULTURE. Printed wraps, 124pp, illustrated b/w photos. Sm. inscrip, eps rubbed o/w VG copy. Heinemann, Portsmouth, Second Edn 1979. ISBN 0435890514
Taking key examples from a relatively small area of Africa rather than providing an exhaustive survey of the whole continent, the book discusses some of the general ideas of social anthropology making use of works by leading authorities where necessary. Topics covered include: the meaning of culture, kinship, the descent system, inheritance and succession
£10.00
#17181 Werner, Alice. AFRICA. Printed wraps, 334pp, illustrated b/w photos. ff browned, crease top corner rear wrap, VG only. Reprint of 1933 Harrap Edn, London. ISBN 1859581544.
A journey into the African continent that reveals some unexpected influences on Western life and thought.
£10.00
#17328 White, D.A., White, M. & Bourquin, O. THE RESTORATION OF AN ANCIENT BANTU SETTLEMENT AT BEKKERSBERG, ORANGE FREE STATE. Nature Conservation Miscellaneous Publication Nr.5. Booklet, 48pp, illustrated b&w photos, dwgs. VG condition. The Orange Free State Provincial Administration, Bleomfontein. ISBN 0949941557
Descriptions of the site, the hut complexes and other features. Finds from the site: worked bone, iron, stone, pottery, animal remains from the site, human skeletal remains from the Bekkersberg site.
£6.00

FINE ARTS

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#17320 Pather, Jay. (Ed),. SPIER CONTEMPORARY 2007 Exhibition & Awards December 2007 - December 2008. Printed boards. 268pp illustrated col.photos. square 4to. Fine condition. Africa Center 2007.
Catalogue of the 2007 exhibition organised by the Africa Centre which aims to provide a new arts and cultural voice in Africa to offset the migration of African art to collections away from the continent.
£55.00

BOTANICAL

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#17321 Bond, Pauline. & Glodblatt, Peter. PLANTS OF THE CAPE FLORA. A Descriptive Catalogue. Terracotta skivertex boards. 455pp illustrated col.photos. Some underlining hence VG condition, no d/w National Botanic Gardens 1984. ISBN 0620076682
Journal Of South African Botany Supplementary Volume No.13. Lists all species of flowering plants and gymnosperms native to the cape floristic region as well as some of the more common and conspicuous introduced and naturalised species. Gives in brief format the scientific and common names, habit, size and flower colour, flowering months, habitat and range.
£30.00
#17322 Hutchinson, John. A BOTANIST IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Foreword by Field Marshall The Rt. Hon. J.C. Smuts. Green cb. xii + 686pp illustrated line dwgs, photos, maps, etc. A Good reference copy, front board a little shaken else sound. Gawthorn. London 1946 1st edition.
Author was Keeper of Museums of Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and made a botanical visit to South Africa in 1928-29 on behalf of Kew. In 1930 he accompanied Smuts on a botanical expedition to the Rhodesias and Tanganyika. These visits are recorded with detailed notes on the botany and locale of the regions visited, profusely illustrated.
£28.00
#17305 Pardy, A.A., Chief Research Officer, Forestry Commission. NOTES ON INDIGENOUS TREES AND SHRUBS OF S. RHODESIA. Issued By The Ministry of Agriculture. Grey bds, 169 Bulletins bound one Volume, indexed. Sound reference copy. Salisbury, 1955.
Reprinted from "Rhodesia Agricultural Journal".
£55.00
#17144 Spongberg, Stephen. A REUNION OF TREES. The Discovery Of Exotic Plants And Their Introduction Into North American And European Landscapes. Green & tan binding. 270pp illustrated col b/w photos, 4to. Ownership inscrip ffep else a Fine copy in d/w (spine faded, a little shy of true Fine condition). Harvard University Press 1990. ISBN 0674766938
Signed by Author on title page " ... 7th April 1994". (Not an Africana item, but we thought you might be interested anyway).
£35.00

BIOGRAPHIES, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, DIARIES, LETTERS, GENEALOGICAL

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#17290 Aldworth, Bob. THE INFERNAL TOWER. The Damage To People, Careers and Reputations In South Africa. 439pp p/b illustrated b/w. Near Fine. Contra Press. Johannesburg 1996. ISBN 0620204494
As Told To Jeremy Gordin & Benjamin Trisk. Financial intrigue at high level in South African Banking circles, chiefly involving Trust Bank / ABSA, and Allied Bank. The Tollgate saga was integral to this story which saw Author a fugitive and living in exile in Spain. Subsequently he returned to SA to fight acrimonious court battles against one of the country's most powerful institutions to whom legal costs meant nothing. Whatever the rights and wrongs, he stands out as someone prepared to stand up to financial intrigue and shenanigans at the very highest corporate levels.
£10.00
#17172 Alexander, Peter F. ALAN PATON. A Biography. Printed wraps, xviii + 510pp. illustrated b/w photos. Eps sl. browned o/w VG. OUP. Cape Town 1995. ISBN 0195713605.
Best remembered as the author of "Cry, the Beloved Country", Paton was also a teacher, prison reformer and politician. Author was taught at University by one of Paton's sons, met Paton in 1974 and began a friendship that lasted till Paton's death in 1988.
£10.00
#17246 Baker, Herbert. CECIL RHODES. By His Architect. Blue cb, 182pp, illustrated dwgs, plans, photos, indexed. Spine fad, eps foxed, good sound clean copy. OUP, London 1934.
The author, an artist with deep sympathies and imaginative insight, could see what others round Rhodes perhaps missed. He not only knew Rhodes personally but could enter imaginatively into the viewpoints of Rhodes. We see Rhodes here as the lover of nature, the patron of the arts and the promoter of an important aspect of the spiritual life of a young country.
£55.00
#17284 Beeton, Ridley. FACETS OF OLIVE SCHREINER. A Manuscript Source Book. Printed wraps, 304pp. VG+ AD. Donker, Johannesburg, 1987. ISBN 0868520349
A collection of letters, diaries and other manuscript sources.
£18.00
#17223 Bradfield, Derek. EAST CAPE SAILOR'S WARTIME MEMOIRS. Printed wraps, 93pp, illustrated b/w photos. Sm. inscrip, water stain to rear wrap, thus G+ only. Grahamstown 2006 ISBN 0620371870
From living on a pineapple farm in the Eastern Cape, through his years at Kingswood College and onto his experiences in World War II where he served on HMSAS Natal which sank the German U-714 boat in the North Sea in 1945.
£6.00
#17393 Brewer, Chris. (Ed.). CHRIS BARNARD. THE SECOND LIFE. Memoirs. Printed wraps, 407pp, lge 8vo, illustrated b/w photos. Very good copy. Vlaeberg, Cape Town 1993. ISBN 0947461388
This book picks up where his first book "One Life" left off, after the death of the first heart transplant patient. Drawing on the controversial character of Barnard he talks openly of his friendships with the rich and famous and later tears of pain as his hands become crippled by arthritis and he could no longer work.
£15.00
#17327 Ferguson, Dr.A.L. DUNCAN FERGUSON OF PORT ELIZABETH. Printed bds, 117pp, illustrated b/w photos. Fine in VG+ d/w. Self. Port Elizabeth, 1986.
The story of the man who devoted his public life to the citizens of Port Elizabeth and the surrounding Eastern Province in the field of Preventative Medicine and Public Health.
£25.00
#17159 Gordon, Lyndall. SHARED LIVES. Printed wraps, 285pp. VG+ condition. David Philip Publishers, Cape Town 1992. ISBN 0864862091
Set in Cape Town in the fifties. Shaped by being white, female and Jewish this is the story of three friends that the author grew up with & who all died young.
£6.00
#17155 Henderson, Guy. CRAZY WORLD. A Tribute to Lucky Dube. Printed wraps, 232pp, b/w photos, index of songs. Unsightly inscription on title page, tippex markings hence VG only. Shuter & Shooter Publishers, Pietermaritzburg 2007. ISBN 9780796035172
The story takes us from Lucky's poverty-stricken rural beginnings and an angry adolescence, to his emergence as a talent that would dominate the world of reggae music and make him Africa's biggest star. Tragically murdered at 43yrs old in an attempted hijacking in Johannesburg. This is his life story.
£20.00
#17303 Hocking, Anthony. OPPENHEIMER AND SON. Baby blue cloth boards. 526pp illustrated b/w photos, maps etc. No inscrip, a VG+ copy in d/w. McGraw-Hill. Johannesburg 1973. ISBN 0070912556
Commissioned biographies of Sir Ernest & Harry Oppenheimer, South Africa's gold & diamond magnates.
£16.00
#17293 Joyce, Peter. ANATOMY OF A REBEL. Smith of Rhodesia: A Biography. Red cb, 480pp, illustrated b/w photos, 8vo, indexed. No inscrip, VG+ in G+ d/w. Graham Publishing, Salisbury 1974. ISBN 0869210009
The author describes the many and various forces within Rhodesia and elsewhere which combined to create Smith and his rebellion. The end result is a landscape rather than a portrait, a complex political narrative more than a biography in the traditional sense.
£6.00
#17153 Kriel, Emmaleen. CLOSE THE DOOR SOFTLY BEHIND YOU. A Tribute To Cooks, Cleaners and Carers. Softcover, 370pp. Fine condition. Oshun Books, Cape Town 2005. ISBN 1770070397
Middle aged and slightly eccentric the author takes us on her journey of 'caring' in the United Kingdom (she cared for ex-Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath) and France. She learns what it means to work in service, at last confronting those maids who worked for her in South Africa in an open letter to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
£10.00
#17243 Kuzwayo, Ellen. CALL ME WOMAN. Printed wraps, 206pp, illustrated b/w photos. Fine condition. Ravan, Johannesburg 1986. ISBN 0869752790
This autobiography not only focuses on the author but on the unrecorded history of a whole people. i.e How did it feel to be a black woman in South Africa? Could a grandmother look on quietly while the young people of Soweto faced the tanks and bullets of apartheid's police?
£6.00
#17184 Lessing, Doris. UNDER MY SKIN. Volume One Of My Autobiography, To 1949. 419pp p/b illustrated b/w photos. Wraps show sl. wear o/w VG+. Flamingo. London 1995. ISBN 0006548253
This volume deals with her childhood in Africa up to her arrival in London in 1949.
£10.00
#17152 Levin, Adam. AIDSAFARI. A Memoir Of My Journey With Aids. Softcover, 230pp. Fine condition. Zebra Press, Cape Town 2005. ISBN 1868729281
An account of the author's internal journey and his daily trials of living with Aids.
£10.00
#17142 Macmillan, W.M. MY SOUTH AFRICAN YEARS. An Autobiography. Red cb, 260pp, illustrated b/w photos. Near Fine condition in VG d/w. David Philip, Cape Town 1975 ISBN 0949968420
Professor W.M. Macmillan was South Africa's first and still most thoughtful social historian.... just one of the tributes to this father of South African history who died in 1974 in his 90th year.
£15.00
#17286 Manganyi, N. Chabani. EXILES AND HOMECOMINGS. A Biography of Es'kia Mphahlele. Printed wraps, 314pp. Sm. inscrip fep, edges sl. browned o/w VG+. Ravan Press, Johannesburg, 1983. ISBN 0869751409
A journey down memory lane. The author takes Es'kia Mphahlele to visit old haunts so that they could together try to put some of the pieces of the puzzle in place.
£18.00
#17329 McDonald, J.G. RHODES. A Heritage. Blue cb, 166pp, illis b&w photos, indexed. Spine faded, eps & edges fox o/w G+ copy. No d/w. Chatto & Windus, London 1943.
The author's aim and purpose for this book was to trace the results of Rhodes's work for humanity during his life and throughout the forty years since his death.
£12.00
#17162 Metelerkamp, Sanni. GEORGE REX OF KNYSNA. The Authentic Story. Son of George III & Hannah Lightfoot. Cream cb, 303pp illustrated b/w photos. plates. Inscrip, eps sl. fox o/w Good+ in worn d/w (no real loss). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1963.
The authentic story written by one of his descendents posing the question: Did George III really marry Hannah Lightfoot.
£20.00
#17289 Millin, Sarah Gertrude. GENERAL SMUTS. Vol 1 & Vol II. Blue cb. xv + 393pp, vii + 496pp. Illus. b/w photos. Soft to head of spine, contents very clean, o/a G-VG. No d/w's. Faber & Faber, London 1936. 1st edition.
These 2 volumes are based on General Smuts's papers, official and private; his writings, published and unpublished letters to and from him and the material collected over forty-seven years by Mrs. Smuts.
£45.00
#17299 Millin, Sarah Gertrude. THE REELING EARTH. Black cb, 305pp, indexed. Inscrip, eps fox thus G+ only. Faber & Faber, London
An almost day-to-day World War II diary dated from September 1940 until August 1941. Many of Churchill's speeches included.
£10.00
#17177 Paton, Alan. JOURNEY CONTINUED. An Autobiography. Red cb, 308pp, indexed. Sello offset to f.bd and inside d/w (no chips, tears or loss but offset shows through) hence VG only. David Philip, Cape Town 1988. ISBN 0864860994
A biography covering the period from 1948 to 1968 when he did most of his writing.
£15.00
#17300 Schapera, I. (Ed.). DAVID LIVINGSTONE. Family Letters 1841-1846. Volumes I & II. Blue cb, Vol I 266pp, Vol II 320pp, indexed, map. Feps fox o/w VG+ Chatto & Windus, 1959.
Vol I. dates from 1841-1848 and Vol II. dates from 1849-1856.
£39.00
#17326 Thamm, Marianne. I HAVE LIFE. Alison's Journey as told to Marriane Thamm. xiii + 273pp. illustrated col. photos. p/b. G to VG. Penguin. South Africa 1998. ISBN 0140280790
The story of a young rape victim and her assault by two abductors who left her for dead in the veld with her throat slit and so many stab wounds that they could not be counted. A story of how she refused to become a victim and became an inspiration to people everywhere.
£6.00
#17295 Tindall, B.A. (Ed.) Justice of the Appellate Division. JAMES ROSE INNES. Chief Justice of South Africa, 1914-27. Blue cb, 347pp. Sm. inscrip fep o/w VG. OUP, London 1949.
Minister of the Crown in the Cape Parliament and afterwards Chief Justice of the Union. Considerable portions of these memoirs constitute an important contribution to the political history of our country during the last quarter of the nineteenth century.
£30.00

TRUE CRIME

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#17164 Pistorius, Micki. STRANGERS ON THE STREET. Serial Homicide in South Africa. Printed wraps, 316pp, illustrated b/w photos. Fine condition. Penguin, Johannesburg 2005. ISBN 0141003561
Intended for psychologists, students, educators and police officers, this book will also be of interest to the layperson with an interest in human behaviour.
£8.00

EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

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#17163 Hofmeyr, Agnes Leakey. BEYOND VIOLENCE. A True Story of Hurt, Hate and Hope. Printed wraps. 91pp. 8vo. G+ condition. Grosvenor Books. Johannesburg 1990. ISBN 0620149884
A story concerning the Mau Mau in Kenya by the daughter of Gray Leakey - he was buried alive on Mount Kenya as a human sacrifice to the gods of Mau Mau.
£6.00
#17296 Huxley, Julian. AFRICA VIEW. vii + 455pp. illustrated b/w photos. foldout map at rear. Edges & eps fox. Worn top front hinge, sound, G+. No d/w. Chatto & Windus, London 1932.
The account of the author's travels to East Africa to advise on certain aspects of native education.
£12.00
#17288 Majdalany, Fred. STATE OF EMERGENCY. The Full Story of Mau Mau. Brown cb, 239pp, illustrated b/w photos, indexed. Fine. Longmans, London, 1st Edn. 1962.
The Kikuyu people, Jomo Kenyatta, the european settlers, the influence of missionaries all conditioning factors in which the rebellion had its deeper roots.
£20.00

AFRICAN FICTION, LITERATURE & CREATIVE WRITINGS, MAGAZINES

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#17237 Bosman, Herman Charles. THE ROOINEK. And Other Boer War Stories. Printed wraps, 86pp. Fine. Human & Rousseau, Cape Town 2000 ISBN 0798140313
The stories here were written between 1931 (shortly after Bosman's release from prison) and 1951, the year of his death. The Boer War was a theme to which he returned sporadically throughout his life, his interest having initially been sparked by war stories he heard from farmers in the Marico District.
£25.00
#17166 Breytenbach, Breyten. RETURN TO PARADISE. Softcover, 224pp. VG+ condition. David Philip, Cape Town, 1993 ISBN 0864862563
The author's latest exploration of his African and South African identity during a recent visit to South Africa.
£12.00
#17158 Brown, Susan., Hofmeyr, Isabel & Rosenberg, Susan (Eds). LIP From Southern African Women. Softcover, vii + 232pp. illustrated b/w photos & dwgs. Lg. p/b. Edges browned, foxing and front board sl. bent hence only G+. Ravan Press. Jhb 1983. ISBN 0869751530
An anthology of new creative work by women.
£12.00
#17291 Butler, David & Guy. (Eds). OUT OF THE AFRICAN ARK. Printed wraps. 281pp 8vo. VG+ condition.. Donker. Craighall 1988. ISBN 0868521477
With Zoological Descriptions By Carmen Welz. An anthology of writings from well-known poets is complimented by traditional pieces from the Bushman, Shona, Sotho, & Zulu. Arranged in A-Z order, the animals of Africa are rendered in verse.
£8.00
#17244 du Plessis, Menan. A STATE OF FEAR. Printed wraps, 190pp. Fine. David Philip, Cape Town 1985. ISBN 0864860021
Cape Town 1980, a time of open unrest- the bus boycott, the boycotting of classes at black and coloured schools. A young white teacher shelters two of her coloured pupils. A sensitive and probing story evolves.
£6.00
#17131 Fisher, Marie (Ed.). WOMEN FLASHING. A Collection of Flash Fiction From Women's Writing Workshops. Printed wraps, 182pp. VG condition with slight wear to front wrap. Women's Writing Workshops, Muizenberg 2005. ISBN 0620347783
A dazzling collection of stories from over 50 women who have taken their hearts in their hands, travelled in time, journeyed deep inside themselves and far into fiction
£15.00
#17213 Fugard, Athol. BOESMAN AND LENA. And Other Plays Printed bds. 56pp 8vo. No inscrip. Protective plastic cover, sello marks on eps from same thus only VG. Buren. Cape Town 1992. ISBN 0195701976
A Play In Two Acts. The play was first produced at the Little Theatre, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, July 10th 1969. Includes: The Blood Knot, People Are Living There, Hello and Goodbye.
£25.00
#17214 Gray, Stephen. (Ed). THE PENGUIN BOOK OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN STORIES. Paper wraps, 328pp. A Good clean copy. Penguin, London 1985.
From pre-Christian African legend to tales of the white settlers colonizing in South Africa. Includes material previously unpublished from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.
£8.00
#17132 Jacobs, Steve. UNDER THE LION. A Novel. Paperback, 320 pp. VG+ condition. Donker, Johannesburg 1988. ISBN 0868521620
An account of a man in the grip of forces, political and emotional, which he cannot control. The country in which it is set closely parallels South Africa today
£10.00
#17215 Johnson, Shaun. THE NATIVE COMMISSIONER. Printed wraps, 244pp. VG. Penguin, Johannesburg, 2006. ISBN 0143025015
Set against the backdrop of South Africa in the 1950's and 1960's Sam Jameson's father was a Native Commissioner in the old South Africa. He dies in shocking circumstances and 40 years later his mother gives him the box containing his father's papers revealing this extraordinary man and his story.
£12.00
#17220 Joubert, Elsa. POPPIE. Brown cb, 359pp. Sl. crease near top of spine. VG-F (d/w no chips, loss or tears). Hodder and Stoughton, Johannesburg 1980. ISBN 034025047X
Poppie went to the author for help and advice after the Cape Town riots had broken into the heart of her family. Getting Poppie's forty years mapped and pinned down with authentic details as was done, make this a remarkable story.
£12.00
#17219 Joubert, Elsa. THE LONG JOURNEY OF POPPIE NONGENA. Brown cb, 359pp. Shelfwear, eps lightly foxed, VG-F (d/w no chips, loss or tears). Jonathan Ball Publishers, Johannesburg 1980. ISBN 034025047X
Poppie went to the author for help and advice after the Cape Town riots had broken into the heart of her family. Getting Poppie's forty years mapped and pinned down with authentic details as was done, make this a remarkable novel.
£12.00
#17234 La Guma, Alex. A WALK IN THE NIGHT AND OTHER STORIES. Printed wraps, 136pp. Sl. browned eps o/w VG+. David Philip, Cape Town 1967. ISBN 0864861761
Set in District Six in the 1950's in a society that recognised race above all else it is a tragic story. The book and author were banned until this publication. The author was arrested and imprisoned for his involvement in the S.A. Communist Party and was among those accused in the Treason Trial. He went into exile in London in 1956 and was an ANC representative in Cuba until his death in 1985.
£5.00
#17138 Macfarlane, David. MAIL & GUARDIAN BEDSIDE BOOK 2001 Printed wraps, 175pp. Top & bottom corners of front wrap sl. curled o/w G+. M&G Books, Milpark, 2001 ISBN 0958434093
Letters and notes from the Mail & Guardian.
£15.00
#17139 Macfarlane, David. MAIL & GUARDIAN BEDSIDE BOOK 2000. Printed wraps, 167pp. Good+ clean copy.. M&G Books, Milpark, 2001 ISBN 0970620262453
Letters and notes from the Mail & Guardian.
£15.00
#17227 Makaringe, Sy. PIECES OF A DREAM. 152pp p/b illustrated dwgs. Fine. Penguin. London 1996. ISBN 0140260080
Illustrations by Len Sak. Collection of Author's humorous articles published weekly in his Whispers column in The Sowetan. Illustrated by Len Sak. (Great SA humour).
£6.00
#17292 Mannheim, Linda. RISK. Softcover, 314pp. No inscrip, VG. Penguin, Johannesburg 2006. ISBN 0143025236
Fiction based on historical fact. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Hearings play an important part in this story of Hannah's lover Gem when he was detained during the terrible years of South Africa's state of emergency.
£6.00
#17157 Mda, Zakes. THE MADONNA OF EXCELSIOR. Printed wraps, 268pp. Fine. OUP, Cape Town 2002. ISBN 0195783158
The story of a family at the heart of the scandalous 1971 case in which 19 citizens of Excelsior in the Free State were charged with breaking apartheid's Immorality Act, which forbade sex between black and white. A brilliantly observed study of the inner workings of small-town South Africa and the changes rural communities have undergone.
£8.00
#17186 Melamu, Moteane. CHILDREN OF THE TWILIGHT. Printed wraps, 181pp. Nice clean VG copy. Skotaville Publishers, Braamfontein 1987. ISBN 0947009221
Another voice in contemporary African writing in Southern Africa with his diverse treatment of both subject and conflict situations.
£10.00
#17253 Millin, Sarah Gertrude. KING OF THE BASTARDS. Brown cb. vii + 336pp 8vo. No inscrip. no d/w, VG. Heinemann. London 1951 rpt.
A novel of a small coloured community in the Nothern Transvaal, descendants of Coenraad Buys and his harem of native women. Foreword by Jan Smuts.
£10.00
#17230 Okri, Ben. SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT. Printed wraps, 297pp. Edges browned, rear wrap scratched o/w VG+ David Philip Publishers, Cape Town 1994. ISBN 0864862636
This novel is the sequel to 'The Famished Road' where the adventures of Azaro, the spirit child, continue.
£6.00
#17161 Paton, Alan. AH, BUT YOUR LAND IS BEAUTIFUL. . Red cb, 271pp 8vo. Koki price inscrip ffep, top edge fox o/w VG+ in VG+ d/w. David Philip, Cape Town 1981. ISBN 0908396481
Set in South Africa in the 1950's the author explores the day-to-day experiences of a group of sharply contrasted men and women overtaken by the political events of that time.
£25.00
#17178 Paton, Alan. SAVE THE BELOVED COUNTRY. Orange cb, 312pp. No inscrip, VG+ in VG+ d/w. Hans Strydom Publishers, Melville, 1987. ISBN 0947025219
This book is a compilation of Alan Paton's most famous articles and speeches on South Africa since 1965. Dedicated to Helen Suzman.
£15.00
#17135 Pinnock, Patricia Schonstein. SATURDAY IN AFRICA. Living History Through Poetry. Printed wraps, 70pp, lge 8vo. VG+ condition. African Sun Press, Cape Town 1996 ISBN 1874915059
These poems are a gift to Nelson Mandela on his birthday and celebrate his unfolding dream which is South Africa. They are about our history and new beginnings in Africa. They capture the tensions between city and wilderness, old and new, war and peace, oppression, and the struggle for freedom. Signed by the author.
£22.00
#17160 Richards, Jo-Anne. THE INNOCENCE OF ROAST CHICKEN. Paperback, 248pp. G+ condition. Headline Book Publishing, London 1996. ISBN 0747277265
This novel concerns an Afrikaans/English family in the Eastern Cape in the mid-sixties, juxtaposed with Johannesburg in 1989 when the exiles are returning and our narrator, now married to a human rights lawyer, stands aside from the general euphoria which is gripping the nation. An intensely personal and brilliant novel. Again revealing the dramas of apartheid.
£10.00
#17185 Rive, Richard. 'BUCKINGHAM PALACE', DISTRICT SIX. 198pp p/b. No inscrip, VG clean copy. David Philip. Cape Town 1989. ISBN 0864860617
A story of the families living in Buckingham Palace, a row of five cottages in District Six, Cape Town.
£10.00
#17228 Rive, Richard. EMERGENCY. 251pp p/b. Fine. David Philip. Cape Town 1988. ISBN 0864860951
The novel takes place in Cape Town in the last days of March 1960 at the time of the Sharpville shootings and centres around a young coloured school teacher. Pursued by the Special Branch and goaded by the critical events of 28-30 March he finally plunges into direct political action in a moment of personal breakthrough.
£6.00
#17154 Ross, Catriona. THE LOVE BOOK. Softcover, 311pp. Fine condition. Oshun Books, Cape Town 2005. ISBN 1770070435
Touching on the loss at the heart of broken homes, this is n affectionate portrait of a family.
£10.00
#17173 Turkington, Kate. THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN SURFACE. 277pp p/b. Inscrip ffep else VG. Penguin. Parktown 1998. ISBN 0140267549
Author, a confessed cynic and non believer, shares the the experiences of her spiritual journey that lead to acknowledging "the interconnectedness of all things." Signed by the author.
£10.00
#17241 Turner, Jann. HEARTLAND. Printed wraps, 629pp. No inscrip, VG+ Orion Books, London 1997. ISBN 0752805274
This novel is about an Afrikaner woman and the son of a black cook who works for her family. After 20 years their lives intertwine, he having been in exile while she is engaged to a local policeman.
£12.00
#17245 Van Der Post, Laurens. THE HEART OF THE HUNTER. With drawings by Maurice Wilson. Red cb, 256pp, illustrated b/w dwgs. Bds very clean and bright, well foxed through chapter I. hence VG only in pc.d/w. Sello offset to eps. Hogarth Press, London 1961 1st Edn.
Legends and fables from the Bushmen. In these stories we hear about the Ratel, the Honey-Diviner, the brave Ostrich, the Beautiful Eland, the Baboon-Intellectuals, the Sun, the Rain. The author also interprets these mysterious tales and stresses the importance of our understanding the truths our primaeval brothers still can convey to us.
£10.00
#17156 Van der Vyver, Marita. TRAVELLING LIGHT. Softcover, 349pp. Fine condition. Penguin, London 2995. ISBN 0143024558
Translated from the Afrikaans by Isobel Dixon. Taking her lover to South Africa and into her eccentric family is risky for Griet Swart. A tale of the risks we take for love and life in the modern world. Author's first adult novel, 'Entertaining Angels' in Afrikaans, was awarded the M.Net Book Prize.
£10.00
#17224 Young, Francis Brett. THEY SEEK A COUNTRY. Blue cb, 641pp Boards bright, sm. inscrip, edges and eps sl. browned o/w VG+. Heinemann, London 1939
This novel (approved by the author's friend General Smuts) is full of historical detail. Mistakenly headed for Van Diemensland, escaping onto the Cape shores, the Englishman John falls in love with Lisbet the Afrikaans girl and together they take us on their journey into the Dutch interior, Kaffirland, and on the Great Trek.
£10.00

LESOTHO

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#17134 Gill, Stephen J. A SHORT HISTORY OF LESOTHO From the Late Stone Age Until The 1993 Elections. xv+ 266pp in printed wraps. illustrated b/w dwgs, photos, maps. VG condition, nice clean copy. Morija Museum & Archives. Lesotho 1990 ISBN 9991179364
Foreword by D. L.B.B.J. Machobane.
£18.00

MISCELLANEOUS - NON-AFRICANA ITEMS

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#17324 Selekane, Billy. FROM BAREFOOT TO SNAKE SKIN SHOES. The Seven Power Principles to Better Your Life. Printed wraps, 126pp. Mint condition. Reach Publishers, Wansbeck, South Africa. ISBN 1920084045
The principles that changed the author's life forever as well as ways to understand and apply these principles. Dedicated to all those who seem or feel barefooted, if you can dream it, believe it and work towards it, you can achieve it.
£6.00
#17273 Van Beurden, Jos. et al. BOMEN TOT IN DIE HEMEL. Hoe Microkrediet Kansarme Mensen Tot Ondernemers Maakt. Black cb. 224pp illustrated col.photos. large 4to. Fine condition in matching d/w. Stichting MC Bomen 2007. ISBN 9789073187580
The 'Bomen Tot In Die Hemel' foundation and Jumbo Supermarkets have joined forces to support microfinancing across the continents of Africa, South America, and Asia. This book shows the results of their efforts. The 35pp South African section has text by Anthea Garman (Rhodes University Dept. Journalism). illustrated with photographs by Obie Oberholzer. Text in Dutch.
£45.00

NATURAL HISTORY

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#17218 Brown, James Ambrose. A YEAR IN A COTTAGE GARDEN. Printed wraps, 112pp, illustrated col photos, dwgs. Fine New Holland Publishers, Cape Town 1997 ISBN 1853684686
Something to do with the mellowing process of time brought James Ambrose Brown, the writer of many books on the history of wars, to the gentle art of recording a garden's life. Told in the rambling way of day-to-day jottings on the garden's moods and its joys. The aura of a Cape cottage gives it a special charm.
£20.00
#17294 Davidson, Lynette. ACACIAS. A Field Guide To The Identification Of The Species Of Southern Africa. Printed wraps, 121pp, illustrated b&w dwgs. Owners inscrip frontwrap o/w VG. Centaur, Johannesburg 1981. ISBN 0620056096
Illustrations Barbara Jeppe.
£20.00
#17176 Levin, Hilda., Branch, Margo., Rappoport, Simon & Mitchell, Derek. 'N VELDGIDS TOT DIE SAMPIOENE VAN SUID-AFRICA. Printed boards, 180pp, illustrated col photos, dwgs, indexed. No illus, Fine copy. Struik, Cape Town 8001. ISBN 0869775537
Also covering the history of mushrooms, the biology of fungi, poisonous mushrooms and identification making it easy for beginners in the veld.
£24.00
#17240 Smith, Margaret M. & Jackson, P.B.N. COMMON AND SCIENTIFIC NAMES OF THE FISHES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Part I. Marine Fishes. Part II. Freshwater Fishes. Printed wraps, 213pp. Front wrap worn, eps fox o/w a good+ clean copy. Rhodes Universtiy, Grahamstown 1975. ISBN 0949980595.
Signed by Margaret M. Smith.
£30.00
#17233 Steyn, P. EAGLE DAYS. A Study Of African Eagles At The Nest. Gilt dec. green cb. xvii + 158pp. illustrated 144 col.b/w photos. Fine in Fine d/w. Purnell. Johannesburg nd. (1973) 360002242
Contents include chapters on the Fish eagle, the Tawny eagle, the Crowned Eagle, the Martial eagle, the African Hawk-Eagle, Snake eagles and the Bateleur
£19.00
#17231 Urquhart, Colin & Klages, Norbert. EAST TO THE ISLES. The Story Of The Bird Islands Of Algoa Bay South Africa. Printed wraps, 144pp, illustrated b/w, col photos, indexed. Fine. Bluecliff Publishing, South Africa 1996. ISBN 0620187476
This is an absorbing, often disturbing history of man's impact on the islands.
£10.00

MODERN POLITICAL HISTORY, SOCIOLOGY, CURRENT AFFAIRS

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#17252 Andriola, Joseph. THE WHITE SOUTH AFRICAN. An Endangered Species. Grey cb, 172pp. Inscrip. VG in G+ d/w. Howard Timmins, Cape Town 1976. ISBN 0869781286
The author has been widely published and is listed in American Men of Science. He is widely known for his championship of minority groups and his analytical study of what he calls the most 'widely detested and little understood White minority of the Republic of South Africa'.
£10.00
#17242 Carlin, John. PLAYING THE ENEMY. Nelson Mandela And The Game That Made A Nation. Printed wraps, 274pp, indexed. Fine. Penguin, New York 2008. ISBN 13579108642
This is a thrilling account of how the most charismatic statesman of our time, Nelson Mandela deployed his political genius, charm and generous vision to pull off this most unlikely of miracles.
£10.00
#17136 De Gruchy, John W. & Villa-Vicencio, Charles. (Eds.) APARTHEID IS A HERESY. Printed wraps, 184pp. Very good condition, nice clean copy. David Philip, Cape Town 1983. ISBN 0908396910
The intention in publishing these nine essays is to enable all Christians of whatever Church, to look at themselves in the light of the judgement that apartheid is a heresy. Contributors are: Allan Boesak, Chris Loff, David Bosch, Desmond Tutu, Simon Maimela, Willem Vorster, Douglas Bax and the Editors. Foreword by Allan Boesak.
£50.00
#17297 Drury, Allen. "A VERY STRANGE SOCIETY". A Journey To The Heart Of Africa. Brown cb. 458pp illustrated frontis. maps on eps, tables. Inscrip fep o/w VG in d/w. Michael Joseph. London 1968 2nd imp.
Author, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist travels throughout South Africa. Interviews with the Prime Minister Verwoerd, Prime Minister Vorster, Mrs Helen Suzman, Chief Albert Luthuli, Alan Paton, Anton Rupert, Nadine Gordimer, Ian Robertson, Sir de Villiers Graaff and many more of all races and from all walks of life.
£15.00
#17285 Johnson, Shaun. (Ed). STRANGE DAYS INDEED. South Africa From Insurrection To Post Election. Paperback, 8vo, 367pp VG+ Bantam 1994. ISBN 0593035674
A collection of articles by the then Deputy & Political editors of The Star, published and unpublished, from 1986 through 1984, make a contemporary collage of the years of change culminating in the successful 1994 elections.
£8.00
#17254 Macmillan, William Miller. COMPLEX SOUTH AFRICA. An Economic Foot-Note To History. Brown cb, 293pp, maps, indexed. Sm. inscrip, edges & eps sl.fox o/w VG+. Faber & Faber, London 1930
The main content of this book is of the economic ills, White and Black, for which South Africans confidently then sought a political remedy.
£15.00
#17171 Russell, Alec. AFTER MANDELA. The Battle for the Soul of South Africa. Printed wraps, 312pp. VG+ Random House, London 2009. ISBN 9780091926021
Drawing on his relationships with its most important figures - Mbeki, Zuma, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mandela himself, the author has written a brisk, lively portrait of post-apartheid South Africa.
£12.00
#17235 Sampson, Anthony. DRUM An African Adventure - And Afterwards. Printed wraps, 223pp. Faded around edges o/w VG+ Hodder & Stoughton, London 1983. ISBN 0340333839
A personal and straightforward story of one man's adventures in a black city, of colourful African characters, witch-doctors, gangsters, jazz musicians and 'shebeen queens'. A sidelight on a critical period when the apartheid policies of the Afrikaner government, then only 3 years old, were first showing their teeth. Drum was a the leading black magazine of the time and Author was the editor.
£10.00
#17301 Sampson, Victor & Hamilton, Ian. ANTI-COMMANDO. Red cb, 220pp, illustrated b&w photos, maps, indexed. Inscrip, eps fox, spine and bds worn, clean o/w thus G only. Faber & Faber, London 1931.
The answer to Reitz's Commando, the South African service of Sir Aubrey Woolls-Sampson, founder of the Imperial Light Horse.
£25.00

RHODESIA / ZIMBABWE

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#17298 Cullen, Lucy Pope. BEYOND THE SMOKE THAT THUNDERS. Illustrated by Julian Brazelton. Printed wraps, 341pp, illustrated b&w dwgs. Top edge browned o/w VG. OUP, New York 1940.
Stories from the author's travels to the Rhodesian copperfields.
£19.00
#17256 Godwin, Peter. MUKIWA. A White Boy In Africa. Printed wraps, 418pp. Fine copy. Macmillan, london 1996. ISBN 0333671503
Rhodesia 1964, a small boy witnesses the murder of his neighbour, killed by the African guerillas. It is the beginning of the end of white rule in Africa. In Mukiwa (Shona for 'white man') the author has written a vivid and exciting account of growing up in a British colony rapidly collapsing into chaos.
£12.00
#17287 Kaunda, Kenneth D. ZAMBIA SHALL BE FREE. An Autobiography. Printed wraps, 202pp, illustrated b/w photos. Eps sl. fox o/w VG+ Heinemann, London 1962. 1st Edn.
Representing his own point of view and the feelings of the great majority of sensible people, European as well as African in Northern Rhodesia.
£12.00
#17221 Tredgold, Sir Robert C. THE RHODESIA THAT WAS MY LIFE. Green cb, 271pp, illustrated b/w photos. No inscrip, sello marking fep o/w VG+ in VG d/w. George Allen & Unwin, London 1968, 1st Edn.
Sir Robert writes from the heart of events and his commentary on Rhodesian affairs is both humane and objective. He takes his stand unequivocally on civilised Christian values and calls to the present rulers of the country to think again.
£20.00
#17141 Winterbottom, John Maill. FAR AWAY AND NOT SO LONG AGO. Men and Birds in Northern Rhodesia, 1931-1950. Printed wraps, 134pp, illustrated b&w photos, maps. Wraps sl. worn o/w G+ condition. Self.
These are the memoirs of the author representing a time no longer with us and some interesting observations on African history and avian biodiversity; as well as personal and often amusing anecdotes about both others and himself.
£30.00

SOUTH AFRICAN SPORT, VARIOUS

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#17306 Barnes, Sidney. EYES ON THE ASHES. Blue cb. 206pp. illustrated b/w photos. Inscrip o/w G+ copy in d/w. William Kimber. London 1953 2nd edition.
The test matches of 1953.
£7.00
#17307 Barnes, Sidney. IT ISN'T CRICKET. Blue cb. 175pp. illustrated b/w photos. G+ in d/w. William Kimber. London 1953.
Autobiography of Australian cricketer.
£8.00
#17312 Cheetham, Jack. CAUGHT BY THE SPRINGBOKS. Yellow cb. 248pp. illustrated b/w photos. Evenly lightly browned throughout. neat gift inscrip ffep o/w extremely clean VG in Poor d/w. Howard Timmins. Cape Town nd. The Australian Tour of 1952-53 and the New Zealand Tour of 1953.
£10.00
#17314 Cheetham, Jack. I DECLARE. Green cb. xi + 227pp. illustrated b/w photos. Eps browned, Good reading copy, no d/w. Howard Timmins. Cape Town nd.
£5.00
#17311 Cheetham, Jack. I DECLARE. Green cb. xi + 227pp. illustrated b/w photos. Eps browned o/w G+, clean in d/w. Howard Timmins. Cape Town nd.
Covers the 1955 South African Tour in England.
£8.00
#17315 Chester, Frank. HOW'S THAT! Green cb, 208pp, illustrated 47 b&w photos. Fep marked o/w a Good reading copy, no d/w. Hutchinson, London 1956
Autobiography of umpire. Contains comment on the South African sides from prewar years to 1955.
£5.00
#17319 Claassen, Wynand. (with Retief, Daan). MORE THAN JUST RUGBY. Brown cb. 318pp illustrated col.b/w photos. No inscrip. a good clean sound reading copy in worn d/w. Hans Strydom. Melville 1985. ISBN 0947025022
Autobiography, covering the 1981 NZ tour, and many controversial issues.
£10.00
#17222 Ewbank, Tim. ANDREW FLINTOFF. The Biography. Softcover, 290pp, illustrated b/w col. photos. A fine copy. John Blake Publishing, England 2006. ISBN 1844542351
This is an affectionate and revealing portrait of a remarkable lion-hearted cricketer and traces his rise from schoolboy batting prodigy, to national hero and being named Leading Cricketer in the World.
£10.00
#17310 Hutton, Len. JUST MY STORY. Green cb. 192pp. illustrated b/w photos. Eps & edges fox o/w G+ in repd. d/w (no loss). Hutchinson. London 1956
Autobiography covering his four years captaincy of England.
£8.00
#17309 McLean, Roy. PITCH AND TOSS. With a Foreword by Denis Compton. Green cb, 170pp, illustrated b&w photos. Eps fox, G+ in d/w. Howard Timmins, Cape Town. nd. c.1958.
Covers the M.C.C tour of South Africa 1956-57.
£8.00
#17317 Nourse, dudley. CRICKET IN THE BLOOD. Green cb, 212pp, illustrated b&w photos, indexed Eps browned o/w a Good reading copy, no d/w. Hodder & Stoughton, London 1949.
Biography of South African player.
£5.00
#17304 Pienaar, Francois (with Edward Griffiths). RAINBOW WARRIOR. Foreword by Nelson Mandela. Printed wraps, 319pp. illustrated col photos. No inscrip, sm. stain to edge o/w a G+ copy. Jonathan Ball, Johannesburg 1999. 186842085-X
Hard-hitting autobiography tells how he grew up in a strong Afrikaner heartland to unite the new South Africa in rugby and thus help to accelerate his country's acceptance on the world stage following its emergence from the apartheid years.
£10.00
#17313 Price, Maxwell. SPRINGBOKS AT BAY. With a Foreword by Frank Mellish. viii + 213pp. illustrated b/w photos. G reading copy, no d/w. Longmans Green. Cape Town 1956.
New Zealand and Australia tests up to the NZ test in 1956.
£5.00
#17308 Ross Alan. AUSTRALIA 55. A Journal of the M.C.C. Tour. Blue cb, 271pp, indexed, illustrated b&w photos. Eps and edges browned o/w G+ in nice bright d/w. Micheal Joseph, London 1955.
Covers the Australian test. Author covered the tour for the Observer.
£10.00
#17216 Schoeman, Fanie & Stephan. STRIKE! The Book On Salt Water Fishing in Southern Africa. Printed wraps, 616pp, illustrated b/w & col photos, charts etc, indexed.. VG Strike Publications, Somerset West, 5th Edition Enlarged & Revised 1990. ISBN 0620150432
A mine of information for both the beginner and the veteran sportsman. Much larger than earlier editions.
£20.00
#17318 Thomas, J.B.G. THE LIONS ON TREK. Red cb, 207pp, illustrated b&w photos, indexed. A Good clean reading copy, no d/w. Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd, 1956.
The Lions rugby tour of South Africa 1955.
£6.00
#17325 Wessels, Kepler. CRICKET MADNESS. Printed wraps, 158pp, indexed. A Good clean reading copy. Aandblom Publishers, Port Elizabeth 1987. ISBN 0620117028
Autobiography of this famous player.
£10.00

EARLY AFRICAN TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION

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#17180 Attwell, Eric. THE ROAD TO LONDON. Foreword by Athol Fugard. Black cloth boards, 195pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. VG+ in d/w (one closed tear at rear repaired with archival tape). An attractive copy. Howell. 1st edition (1997). 620046465
Over 11000 km through Africa on bicycle. Two intrepid brothers set off in 1936 from Port Elizabeth through the then Rhodesias, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanganyika, Kenya, Uganda, and then along the Nile through the Sudan and Egypt, finally crossing Europe to London. Illustrated with their own photographs. Signed by the author..
£20.00

WEST AFRICA

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#17137 Booth, James. WRITERS AND POLITICS IN NIGERIA. Printed wraps, 190pp. Wraps rubbed, Good+ condition. Hodder and Stoughton, London 1981 ISBN 034024416X
This book looks at the impact the various political upheavals in Nigeria during the preceding two decades had on the content and style of writing giving students a new perspective on major Nigerian authors.
£15.00
#17247 Phillips, John. KWAME NKRUMAH AND THE FUTURE OF AFRICA. Red cb, 272pp, indexed, map, photo frontis. VG+ Faber & Faber, London 1960.
The author served as an adviser in agriculture and agricultural education to the Government of Ghana from 1952. The book covers Kwane Nkrumah the man, highlights since independence, independent and autonomous states, territories nearing independence, dependent territories and lastly Nkrumah in the history of Africa.
£15.00

BIG GAME, HUNTING, WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

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#17255 Player, Ian. ZULULAND WILDERNESS. Shadow and Soul. Printed wraps, 265pp, illustrated b/w photos, dwgs. VG+ David Phillips, Cape Town 1999. ISBN 0864863403
Along rhino, elephant and hippo paths, across the Black and White Umfolozi rivers and into the domain of ancient Zulu kings Dingiswayo, Shaka and others, battling against poaching gangs, translocation of the White Rhino and leading the first wilderness trails.
£14.00
#17302 Shortridge, Captain G.C. (Director, Kaffrarian Museum, King William's Town) THE MAMMALS OF SOUTH WEST AFRICA. A Biological Account Of The Forms Occurring In That Region. Vol I & Vol II. 437pp & 779pp, illustrated b&w photos, maps. Green cb, spine fad, foxed, thus G+ reading copies only. William Heinemann, London 1934.
Appendix includes field measurements of selected series of animals collected during the Mammal Survey. Funds for this survey were provided by the Carnegie Corporation. The definitive work of its period.
£60.00
#17151 Watson, Lyall. ELEPHANTOMS. Tracking The Elephant. Softcver, 253pp, b/w drawings. Mint condition. Penguin, South Africa 2004. ISBN 0143024531
A captivating portrait of the elephant drawn from scientific research, anthropological studies and personal experience to document the animal's wide-ranging capabilities. The author reminds us of its rich mythic origins, its evolution and its devastation in recent history.
£10.00

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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.



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