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Africana Catalogue Q206 August 2009

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WESTERN CAPE

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#17508 Burman, Jose. CAPE DRIVES AND PLACES OF INTEREST. Red cb, 146pp, illustrated col. photos, maps, indexed. Owners inscrip o/w VG+ in d/w. Human & Rousseau, Cape Town 1975. ISBN 0798105348
Contains 36 full-colour pictures and 13 maps. A very useful guide book it is also highly readable and enjoyable for anyone interested in the Cape and its history.
£10.00
#17509 Burman, Jose. LATEST WALKS IN THE CAPE PENINSULA. With 20 Maps By Ralph Taylor. Ochre cb, 160pp, illustrated b&w photos, maps, indexed. Owners inscrip o/w VG+ in d/w. Human & Rousseau, Cape Town 1979. 1st Edn. ISBN 0798109270
58 walks are set out in this book, 24 of which are new. Illustrated and provided with new and more detailed maps. Enlivened with bits of history, interesting information and local knowledge.
£7.00
#17422 Corporation of the City Of Cape Town. (J.R. Finch). THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. Being The Official Handbook Of The City Of Cape Town. Original printed wraps. 220pp illustrated b/w plates + xliv advertisements Good condition. head of spine worn otherwise sound and clean. contents nice condition. Cape Town 1909.
A guide to the peninsula's attractions. Covers outlying towns such as Paarl & Stellenbosch.
£55.00
#17489 Fourie, Jan. DAWN AT DYER. Printed wraps, 87pp. Inscrip fep o/w VG. Jan Fourie, Gansbaai 2002. ISBN 0620299061
Signed by the author. Describes the history and ecology of the island, its world famous great white sharks, seals and birds.
£6.00

EASTERN CAPE (including all 1820 Settler related material)

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#17448 Blake, Verona. (Ed. Gideon de Kock). JAMES JAY EVA, 1820 SETTLER And His Descendants. 101pp duplicated production, foolscap-sized. Fine unread copy. GRG. 1991. ISBN 0869884409
James Jay and his wife arrived from Cornwall as members of a party under Benjamin Osler. Extensive genealogical research is presented here tracing the family branches from the children of James Jay until recent times.
£14.00
#17527 Bond, John. THEY WERE SOUTH AFRICANS. Blue cb, 224pp, illustrated b&w photos, indexed. Owners stamp on edge & eps. Eps browned, clean copy. G+ in d/w. OUP. London 1957. Third impression.
Outlines outstanding contributions to the early development and exploration of South Africa by English South Africans with quite a number of references to the Eastern Cape 1820 Settlers.
£8.00
#17358 Bryer, Lynne. & Hunt, Keith S. THE 1820 SETTLERS. Heritage Series: 19th Century. Terracotta cb. 80pp. illustrated col.b/w photos, plates. 4to. VG-Fine condition in VG d/w (no loss or tears, faded around spine, lightly rubbed). Don Nelson. Cape Town 1984 1st edn. ISBN 0909238871
A well-illustrated social history of the settlers. The 4000 immigrants changed the character of the area and of South Africa as a whole.
£18.00
#17503 Butler, Guy. KAROO MORNING. An Autobiography (1918-1935). Terracotta cb. 267pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. A fine copy in d/w. David Philip. Cape Town 1983. Africasouth Edn. ISBN 0908396538
First volume of this famous trilogy, wherein Author recounts his childhood and youth in the Karoo.
£20.00
#17504 Butler, Guy. KAROO MORNING. An Autobiography (1918-1935). Terracotta cb. 267pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. A fine copy in d/w. David Philip. Cape Town 1983. Africasouth Edn. ISBN 0908396538
First volume of this famous trilogy, wherein Author recounts his childhood and youth in the Karoo.
£20.00
#17426 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. Lower corners bumped, a VG copy in d/w (slight loss at front lower corner only, attractive). contents fine. 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.
£33.00
#17425 Dugmore, Rev. H.H. (Henry Hare). THE REMINISCENCES OF AN ALBANY SETTLER. A Lecture Delivered In Graham's Town At The British Settler's Jubilee May, 1870. Gilt title on maroon cb. 51pp + v. 8vo. A worn copy, boards very spotted, rebacked. sound, contents foxed. Richards, Glanville & Co. Grahamstown 1871.
One of the most informative and readable accounts of the founding of the Albany Settlement in the Eastern Cape Province. The Jubilee commemorated the 50th anniversary of the 1820 landing of British settlers in the Eastern Cape. Appendixof author's verse. Scarce in original state.
£100.00
#17370 Erasmus, M.C. A PEEP INTO THE PAST. A Collection Of Historical Photographs And Newspaper Articles Of Grahamstown And Lower Albany. Card wraps. 327pp illustrated b/w. foolscap size. Fine condition. Self. 2009. ISBN 9780620423786
Signed by Author. Copy No.13 of 100. Many Articles By Eric Turpin, Former Journalist To The Eastern Province Herald, Grahamstown Journal And Grocott's Mail. A huge collection of photographs of the town in years gone by culled from many sources. 100pp devoted to newspaper articles. An essential compendium for the Grahamstown buff from the researcher to the curious.
£42.00
#17412 Gordon-Brown, Alfred. THE SETTLER'S PRESS. Seventy Years Of Printing In Grahamstown (1830-1900) Covering The Publication Of Books, Pamphlets, Directories, Almanacs, Newspapers With Historical Notes And Anecdotes And Contemporary Illustrations. Green cb. x + 150pp illustrated b/w. Ex library with Dewey number on spine of book and dustwrapper & stamp to ffep. else a clean and tight VG copy in d/w. Balkema. Cape Town 1979. ISBN 0869611178
Lists of material printed in Grahamstown, and appendices on early printers and bookbinders.
£20.00
#17530 Nixon, R.R.W. (Ed). THE PORT ELIZABETH CLUB. (1866-1966). The history of this establishment. Interesting photographs of early PE. Gilt on black cb. 88pp illustrated b/w photos. Various appendices, list of members etc. No inscrip, boards bowed & spotty, contents very clean hence G only. E.H. Walton. Port Elizabeth 1966.
£16.00
#17457 Scott-Parkin, Rev. Fr. Anthony. JOHN DAVERIN 1851-1922. A Memoir. Printed wraps. 193pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Wraps lightly soiled, ownership inscript else contents in fine condition. Self. Port Elizabeth 2000.
Author wrote this memoir of his own grandfather. Timothy Daverin from Limerick emigrated to the Cape in 1859 aboard the "Vocalist" to Port Elizabeth, and John was his third son born in 1851. John Daverin & Co were engaged in the produce trade in wool. mohair, ostrich feathers and hides.
£25.00
#17379 Shephard, J.B. LAND OF THE TIKOLOSHE. Blue cb. xii + 171pp illustrated b/w photos. Stamped ownership to foredge & half-title page. Good copy in tatty repaired d/w with loss Longmans Green. London nd. (1955).
The Ciskei, Transkei, & Pondoland, that part of South Africa lying between the Kei River and KwaZulu Natal, was at the time of this book an incredibly rural african area little touched by the white man. Author's passing visit records recent history that has disappeared in the relatively short time since this book was written.
£12.00
#17378 Shephard, J.B. LAND OF THE TIKOLOSHE. Blue cb. xii + 171pp illustrated b/w photos. Large gift inscrip f.pastedown. Good copy in tatty repaired d/w with loss Longmans Green. London nd. (1955).
The Ciskei, Transkei, & Pondoland, that part of South Africa lying between the Kei River and KwaZulu Natal, was at the time of this book an incredibly rural african area little touched by the white man. Author's passing visit records recent history that has disappeared in the relatively short time since this book was written.
£12.00
#17380 Turpin, Eric. BASKET WORK HARBOUR. The Endeavor Of The 1820 Settlers To Build A Harbour At Kowie River. Red cb, 136pp, illustrated b/w photos. plans. No inscrip, eps browned else VG+ in G-VG d/w. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1983 2nd imp.. ISBN 0869782444
Covers the many local wrecks that occurred in and around the river. At one stage it was claimed that about half the ships visiting the harbour were wrecked. Provides much detailed information about shipping along the coast during the 19thC and also devotes a chapter to the Kowie railway Blaawkrantz disaster of 1911. The Author researched local records heavily to provide material for this book
£18.00
#17381 Wauchope, Isaac William. (Ed. Tr. Jeff Opland & Abner Nyamende). SELECTED WRITINGS 1874-1916. Gilt title on chocolate boards. 436pp illustrated b/w photos. bibliography, indexed. 8vo. Fine copy in d/w (a little creased to rear only).. Van Riebeeck Society. Second series No.39. 2008 ISBN 095851349X
A selection of his writings in English & Xhosa. Wauchope was a prominent member of the Eastern Cape African intelligentsia of his time. He was a prolific writer, contributing all manner of writings including news, poetry, travelogues, to anywhere he could have his writings published. He sought alternative channels of resistance to white rule, moving the field of conflict from the battlefield to the political arena. He died a hero in the Mende disaster.
£25.00

SOUTHERN AFRICA, GENERAL. (unclassified by area)

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#17462 Davenport, T.R.H. SOUTH AFRICA. A Modern History. xxv + 662pp lg.p/b. illustrated b/w dwgs. photos. maps. ownership inscrip ffep else VG+ unread copy. Macmillan. Jhb 1991. 4th.edition. ISBN 033355034X
The most authorative South African one-volume history to be found.
£15.00
#17464 Du Preez, Max. OF WARRIORS, LOVERS AND PROPHETS. Unusual Stories From South Africa's Past. Large format p/b 261pp. VG+ condition. Zebra Press. Cape Town 2004. ISBN 186872901X
Investigative journalist illuminates a selection of unusual events, mostly unknown. Dr Jameson's pink slip, Winnie Mandela's late night call, South Africa's nuclear arsenal, and more to amuse and enlighten you with easy reading.
£12.00
#17511 Neame, L.E. CITY BUILT ON GOLD. Yellow cb, 248pp, illustrated b&w photos, indexed. Good clean copy in repaired d/w. Errata slip. CNA, South Africa.
Tells the fascinating story of how a little mining camp grew into Johannesburg, the wealthiest city in Africa.
£13.00

AFRIKAANS TITLES, SUBJECTS VARIOUS

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#17540 Brink, Andre. FADO. 'n Reis Deur Noord-Portugal Blue cb, 203pp, illustrated b&w photos. VG+ in d/w. Human & Rousseau, Cape Town 1970. 1st edn.
A colourful, humorous and melancholic journey with the author through Portugal.
£12.00
#17372 Dido, E.K.M. 'N STRINGETJIE BLOU KRALE. Printed wraps. 240pp. Ownership inscrip. VG condition. Kwela. Cape Town 2000. ISBN 0795701128
£5.00
#17365 Honiball, T.O. OOM KASPAAS. 75 Lumige Episodes Uit Die Oom Se Avontuurlike Lewe. Original printed cream wraps. 73pp 4to. Red mark to front wrap else a clean sound G+ copy. Nasionale Pers. Cape Town 1944.
Author's cartoon series where real life brings Oom (Uncle) Kaspaas down to ground when exaggerating his exploits to cousin Nefie. He was political cartoonist for Afrikaans newspapers for nearly 40 years.
£30.00
#17366 Meyer, Deon. ORION. Large format paperback, 360pp. Large inscription ffep crossed out else VG- condition. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 2000. ISBN 0798140496
Won the ATKV prize in 2001, winner of the French 'Grand Prix de Literature Policier' for 2003. Afrikaans text.
£6.00

ANTHROPOLOGY

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#17377 Bloomhill, Greta. WITCHCRAFT IN AFRICA. Yellow cb. 172pp 8vo. Except for browning to eps in Fine condition with VG+ d/w. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1962.
A popular account of the matter mainly related to the Rhodesias. Author spent the greater part of her life living with Africans, getting to know them closely.
£30.00
#17439 Campbell, Dugald. IN THE HEART OF BANTULAND. A Record Of Twenty-Nine Years' Pioneering In Central Africa Among The Bantu Peoples, With A Description Of Their Habits, Customs, Secret Societies & Languages. Original cb. 313pp illustrated b/w plates. Bookplate of Ernest Oppenheimer, and later owner also. top of ffep excised. Boards soiled, spine faded, foredge spotted. A good sound copy only but with an established provenance. Seeley Service. London 1922.
Signature of Author on ffep. Includes letter from E. Oppenheimer & Sons to later owner, confirming that the book was a copy from the Brenthurst Library and ceding ownership by cancellation of the library entry.
£110.00
#17361 Junod, Henri A. THE LIFE OF A SOUTH AFRICAN TRIBE. Volume 1: Social Life. Volume 2: Mental Life. Gilt on pictorial boards. 599 + 660pp. illustrated b/w. 8vo. Rebound in original boards and spine. ff browned. very sound and attractive copies. Macmillan. London 1927 2nd edition revised & enlarged.
The classic work on the Thonga tribe who inhabited the area extending from the northern Natal coast, into Mozambique, south and west of the Limpopo. Author made his studies whilst with the Swiss Romande Mission in Lourenco Marques.
£180.00
#17424 Kidd, Dudley. THE ESSENTIAL KAFIR. Yellow & black decorated khaki boards. 435pp illustrated b/w plates, foldout map at rear, bibliography, index.. Bookplate f.pastedown else a VG+ copy. exceptionally bright and clean. A&C Black. 2nd edn 1925.
Contains 63 full page illustrations by the Author. The book is the distillation of the Author's enquiry into the native races at the time, rather than a formal anthropological dissertation. Having spent many years in various parts of Africa, particularly Southern Africa, with this study as his chief interest, the result is now a valuable insight into african society of a century ago.
£75.00
#17523 Schapera, I. SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AFRICAN NATIVE LIFE AND PROBLEMS. Compiled For The Inter-University Committee For African Studies Under The Direction Of I. Schapera. Navy cb. xii + 249pp 8vo. indexed. No inscrip, boards spotty, Good only. Oxford University Press. London 1941 1st edition.
£20.00
#17521 Seligman, C.G. RACES OF AFRICA. Fourth Edition Printed wraps, 170pp, indexed. Owners inscrip o/w VG. OUP London, 1966. ISBN 019888009X
An introductory account by an eminent ethnologist of all the peoples of the African continent.
£5.00
#17519 Wilson, Godfrey. THE LAND RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS AMONG THE NYAKYUSA. The Rhodes-Livingstone Papers, Number One. Printed wraps, 52pp, illustrated plans. Ex library, wraps worn thus G only. The Rhodes-Livingstone Institute, Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia 1938.
This paper is an attempt to describe a system of land tenure, found among the Nyakyusa, a Bantu people of South Tanganyika, during the years 1934-1938
£10.00

FINE ARTS, PHOTOGRAPHY, ARCHITECTURE

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#17459 Margolius, Marcia. SOUTH AFRICAN DECOR & DESIGN 2006. The Complete South African Buyer's Guide. Printed boards. 477pp illustrated col.b/w. large 4to. A Fine unused copy. 2006 9th edition. ISBN 0620341343
A guide to the products available in South Africa for the interior designer. Covers accessories, bathrooms, bedrooms, decor shops, designers & decorators, fabrics, flooring, furniture for office and home, decorative hardware, kitchens, lighting, literature, outdoor living, training, wall treatments, windows & accessories, exhibitions, institutes, and associated services. A large compendium covering the full gamut of products and services for the industry.
£25.00

BOTANICAL

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#17362 Jacobsen, Hermann. LEXICON OF SUCCULENT PLANTS. Short Descriptions, Habitats, And Synonymy Of Succulent Plants Other Than Cactaceae. Cream cloth boards. 682pp illustrated b/w. lg.8vo. Boards soiled, eps spotted, a tight sound copy with VG contents. Blanford Press. Poole 1974 2nd edition, revised & enlarged. ISBN 0713708263
Supplement includes bibliography, invalid designations, additional listings
£35.00
#17532 Tainton, N.M., Bransby, D.I., & Booysen, P. de V. COMMON VELD AND PASTURE GRASSES OF NATAL. 198pp softcover. illustrated line drawings. No inscrip, G-VG. Shuter & Shooter. Pietermaritzburg 1990 2nd edn. ISBN 0869853260
Details on 88 grasses each with description, illustration, distribution, and agricultural significance noted.
£12.00

BIOGRAPHIES, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, DIARIES, LETTERS, GENEALOGICAL

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#17447 Afrika, Tatamkhulu. MR CHAMELEON. An Autobiography. Large format softcover. 424pp. Top piece excised ffep else a near Fine copy. Jacana. Johannesburg 2005. ISBN 9781770091047
Lays bare his innermost secrets and revelations, things that he witheld from even his closest friends during his long lifetime.
£12.00
#17495 Becker, Peter. HILL OF DESTINY. The Life And Times Of Moshesh, Founder Of The Basotho. 304pp p/b. Illus. b/w photos. maps. Eps & edges sl.fox o/w VG+ in Fine d/w. an exceptionally bright clean copy. Longman, London 1969. 1st Edn. ISBN 0582100224
A moving and graphic biography of the great Moshesh.
£20.00
#17536 Bernstein, Rusty. MEMORY AGAINST FORGETTING. Memoirs From A Life In South African Politics 1938-1964. Printed wraps, 377pp, ilus b&w photos, indexed. Feps fox o/w G+. Penguin, London 1999 ISBN 0670887927
Personal memoir of life in South African resistance politics from the late 1930's to the 1960's. Signed by the author.
£24.00
#17465 Godwin, Peter. WHEN A CROCODILE EATS THE SUN. A Memoir. Large format paperback 341pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. A Fine unread copy. Picador 2006. ISBN 1770100040
Author, living in Manhatten, returns to his birthplace of Zimbabwe to visit his dying father. With Zimbabwe clearly falling to pieces, and his parents reluctant to leave their farm, he discovers the family hidden secret, that they were Polish Jews and not from England as he had always believed. The title refers to the Shona way of describing a solar eclipse, the very worst of omens.
£12.00
#17526 Jackson, Stanley. THE GREAT BARNATO. Paperback edition, 278pp, indexed. VG. Penguin Books, London 1990. ISBN 0140126902
This biography, filled with anecdotes, both comic and historic, uncovers much fascinating new material about gold and diamond millionaire, Barney Barnato.
£8.00
#17487 Keim, Marion. (Ed). UMAMA Recollections Of South African Mothers And Grandmothers. Printed wraps, 176pp, illustrated b&w photos. No inscrip, VG+ Umuzi, Cape Town 2009. 1st Edition. ISBN 9781415200674
Over 40 tributes to their mothers from well known people including Nelson Mandela, Helen Suzman, Pam Golding, Zakes Mda, to name a few.
£14.00
#17454 Mokgatla, Kathi. LOVE ON DEATH ROW. A True Story Of Love Conceived In South Africa's Death Row. 115pp p/b. Mint uread copy. Self. 2008. ISBN 9781905866359
Author worked for a human rights organisation engaged in visiting political prisoners on death row in the 1980s. She met her husband Zonga (one of the Upington 14) there and they eventually married whilst he was still in prison. With the mass release of political prisoners in 1992 the expected help from the ANC in terms of money, housing, or jobs, was not forthcoming, and never was. Tensions arose that split them apart with Kathi in Glasgow and Zonga in Upington. They visit one another and make plans for the future together including a renewal of marriage vows in a few years time.
£10.00
#17500 Pallister, David., Stewart, Sarah & Lepper, Ian. SOUTH AFRICA INC. The Oppenheimer Empire. Black cb, 289pp, indexed, illustrated b&w photos on eps. VG+ in VG d/w. Media House Publications, Johannesburg 1987. 1st edn. ISBN 0947042237
The book purports to explode the reputation that the Oppenheimers have cultivated as the leading South African opponents of apartheid, and reveals the extraordinary range and true nature of its business empire, founded on diamonds and gold.
£12.00
#17537 Pifer, Drury. INNOCENTS IN AFRICA. An American Family's Story. 338pp. illustrated b/w photos. Fine in d/w. Granta. London 1994. ISBN 13579108642
This philosophical family biography follows the 1930s move from USA of Author's mining father to South Africa & their eventual return home at the end of World War 2. Author was born in Germiston.
£7.00
#17438 Raymond, Harry. B.I. BARNATO, A MEMOIR. Original cb. 208pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Boards G-VG, head and tail of spine a little soft. contents VG. a sound clean copy. new eps. Isbista - Juta. 1897.
A biography of Barney Barnato written in a conversational style. Author met Barnato whilst doing a column for a newspaper, so this is a contemporary personal impression rather than one later intensively researched from letters and personal papers. Includes reminiscences by Louis Cohen.
£120.00
#17410 Schoeman, Karel. IN LIEFDE EN TROU. Die Lewe Van Pres. En Mev. Steyn. Met 'n Keuse Uit Hulle Korrespondensie. Chocolate cb. 169pp illustrated b/w photos. 4to bibliography, indexed. A VG+ copy in repaired VG d/w (no loss) Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1983 1st edition. ISBN 0798115742
M.T. Steyn was president of the Orange Free State. Title translates as 'In Love & Trust'.
£20.00
#17432 Wessels, Albert. ALBERT WESSELS FARMBOY AND INDUSTRIALIST. Maroon cb. 214pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Fine condition in VG+ d/w (rubbed but no loss, chips, or tears). Perskor. Johannesburg 1981. ISBN 0628031416
Autobiography of prominent Afrikaans industrialist. The Wessels family business founded Toyota in South Africa.
£15.00
#17481 Young, Gaynor. MY PLUNGE TO FAME. Gaynor Young's Story. Printed wraps, 225pp, illustrated b&w photos. Corner back wrap bent o/w VG. The Spearhead Press, Cape Town 2000. ISBN 1919780602
An aspiring actress, she fell 18 metres into an unguarded lift shaft coming close to death. She turned her tragedy into words that became a script. This book is an extension of that script. Signed by the author "I Kiss Your Eyes, Gaynor".
£10.00

COOKERY AND WINE, HOME CRAFTS

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#17414 de Villiers, S.J.A. COOK & ENJOY IT. South African Cookery Manual. Printed bds. 363pp illustrated col.b/w photos. 4to indexed. No inscrip. eps sello offset else VG+ definitely not a kitchen copy. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1978 5th edition revised & enlarged. ISBN 079810466X
A compendium of favourite recipes with special emphasis on traditional dishes. A very practical book full of working recipes.
£22.00
#17376 Going, Tracy. AFRICAN ANIMALS. Rhymes & Recipes. Printed boards, 58pp illustrated col. 4to. Mint condition Penguin. Johannesburg 2009. ISBN 9780143026129
An A-Z collection of animal rhymes with matching recipes for young people.
£11.00
#17415 Hall, Lyyn Bedford. BEST OF COOKING IN SOUTH AFRICA. Photography by Alain Proust. Printed boards, 223pp illustrated colour. 4to. Except for marks on pastedowns where protective plastic was secured, a Fine copy, definitely never in the kitchen! Struik 5th imp 1993. ISBN 0869776436
A selection of the best recipes from Author's other titles and from those published in her column as run in The Star, The Sunday Times, & The Sunday Express. They run from strictly no-nonsense family fare to the more splendid creations for entertaining. A stalwart local cooking book that has been a standard text for 20 years.
£25.00

TRUE CRIME

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#17430 Bennett, Benjamin. ... AND YOUR VERDICT? Yellow cb. 256pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Good, clean in reinforced d/w (complete, no loss) Timmins. Cape Town 1954 1st edition.
Another collection from South Africa's well-known crime author. Includes extensive coverage of the Idonie Jackson murder. Also looks at Andrew Kerr, twice tried and twice acquitted of the murder of Edith Pinnock, the murder of Woolf Joel by Baron von Veltheim, and others.
£10.00
#17488 Kahn, Ellison. BLOODY HAND. Wills And Crime. Printed wraps, 182pp, illustrated b&w photos. No inscrip, VG+. Siber Ink, Cape Town 2003. 1st Edn. ISBN 0958454051
The doyen of legal writers relates the true tales of famous crimes connected with wills.
£12.00

AFRICAN FICTION, LITERATURE & CREATIVE WRITINGS.

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#17417 Aucamp, Hennie. (Tr. Ian Ferguson). HOUSE VISITS. A Collection Of Short Stories Selected And Translated By Ian Ferguson. Blue cb. VG+ condition in d/w. Tafelberg. Cape Town 1983 1st edition. ISBN 0624018776
£12.00
#17514 Bosman, Charles Herman. JACARANDA IN THE NIGHT. Blue cb, 198pp. Eps & edges sl. fox o/w G-VG in d/w. Human & Rousseau, Pretoria 1980. ISBN 0798110309
This is Bosman's first novel. Set in a Northern Transvaal town, he introduces the reader to one character after the other and also to the humiliations, defeats, and petty victories that govern their lives.
£8.00
#17515 Bosman, Charles Herman. WILLEMSDORP. Red cb, 208pp. G-VG in d/w. Human & Rousseau, Cape Town 1984. ISBN 0798107898
This, Bosman's second novel is set in Pietersburg in 1947-48 where he relates a gripping and moving story of Charlie Hendricks, small-town newspaper editor, and his involvement with Lena Cordier, Cyril Stein and sergeant Brits.
£8.00
#17513 Bosman, Herman Charles. A CASK OF JEREPIGO. Printed wraps, 208pp. VG+ Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1991. Uniform Edition. ISBN 0798128852
Includes 47 Sketches and Essays.
£6.00
#17442 Bourke, Miles. BADOLI THE OX. Illustrations And Decorations By Stella Bailey. Green cb. 222pp illustrated cold.plates with tissue guards. 4to. Boards worn. f.board stained at top which also affects the fep and f.pastedown, so Good only. contents sound and clean. Howard Timmins (Allen & Unwin) Cape Town nd.
The first story, 'Badoli The Ox' is a story of the Amaxosa. There are others for the Basuto, Shangaan, and Zulu peoples.
£25.00
#17493 Brink, Andre. THE RIGHTS OF DESIRE. A Novel. Brown cb, 306pp. Owners inscrip half-title else VG+ in d/w. Secker & Warburg, London 2000. ISBN 0436274620
Set in South Africa a meditation on ageing, love, loneliness, fulfilment, guilt, innocence and loss.
£6.00
#17520 Cassidy, Michael. THE PASSING SUMMER. A South African Pilgrimage In The Politics Of Love. Printed wraps, 534pp. Owners inscrip o/w G+ Hodder & Stoughton, London 1989. 4th Imp. ISBN 0340426276
Of interest not only to those concerned for peacemaking in South Africa but also those who believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only foundation upon which to build a better world.
£6.00
#17420 Cloete, Stuart. THE CURVE AND THE TUSK. Blue cb. 442pp 8vo. Neat ownership inscrip. VG+ condition in protected d/w. Chivers large print edition. Bath 1975. ISBN 0859971147
Includes appendix of facts about the elephant.
£25.00
#17473 Cullinan, Patrick (Ed). LIONEL ABRAHAMS A READER. Printed wraps, 8vo, 333pp. Clean, VG+ Donker, Craighall 1988. ISBN 0868521493
Contains a selection from his published poetry and prose, selections from uncollected essays and critical works.
£15.00
#17449 Dinesen, Isak. EHRENGARD. Red cb. 72pp 8vo. VG condition, no d/w. Michael Joseph. London 1963.
Humorous short story first published in Ladies Home Journal in 1962 under the title "The Secret Of Rosenbad".
£10.00
#17476 Du Plessis, I.D. NEW QUATTRAINS OF OMAR KHAYYAM. Renderings Based Upon The Arberry version Of The Teheran Manuscript. Gilt on red leatherette. Two large inscrips on ffep, prelims a little spotted, hence VG in d/w (rubbed at rear, no loss, chips, or tears). Timmins. Cape Town 1972 edn
Unnumbered issue of 1000 copies.
£10.00
#17458 Ferguson, Gus. SNAIL MORNING. Poems By .. Red boards. 47pp illustrated cold.dwgs. Gift inscrip. else VG condition in d/w. AD Donker 1979. ISBN 0949937665
Humorous verse about snails.
£6.00
#17485 Galgut, Damon THE GOOD DOCTOR. Printed wraps, 215pp. Sp. sl. offset o/w VG
£6.00
#17484 Galgut, Damon. THE QUARRY. Pink cb, 193pp. 1st Edn. Edges of bds sl. worn o/w fine in fine d/w. Penguin, Johannesburg 1995. ISBN 0670863289
Set in a small coastal town in South Africa, a murder.
£10.00
#17483 Gray, Stephen. HUMAN INTEREST AND OTHER PIECES. Printed wraps, 165pp. VG+ Justified Press, Johannesburg 1993. ISBN 0947451234
A selection of stories, autobiographical sketches, reports, plays and travel writing.
£14.00
#17528 Haresnape, Geoffrey. TESTIMONY. Printed wraps, 105pp. No inscrip, a fine copy. Justified Press, Rivonia 1992. ISBN 0947451218
Set in South Africa, the story is of a young woman's struggle to survive, and to raise her son, in a world that is brutal and alien. The narrative combines elements of a thriller with religious allegory.
£14.00
#17421 Herge. KUIFJE IN AFRIKA. De Avonturen Van Kuifje. Mint condition. Casterman. ISBN 9789030325208
Flemish language version of classic Tintin story. Very readable to Afrikaans speakers.
£20.00
#17455 Holman, Michael. LAST ORDERS AT HARRODS. An African Tale. 279pp softcover. VG+ condition, no inscrip. Polygon. Edinburgh 2005. ISBN 9781904598320
Threatening letters from London's most famous store threaten Harrod's International Bar (and Nightspot) in the shanty town of Kireba in the fictional land of Kuwisha. Author was born in Zimbabwe and was, amongst other things, Africa editor of the London Financial Times after a stint as the FT correspondent in Lusaka, Zambia.
£6.00
#17533 Jooste, Pamela. DANCE WITH A POOR MAN'S DAUGHTER. Printed wraps, 348pp. Inscrip, eps browned, good only. Black Swan, London 1998. ISBN 0552997579
Set amongst the Cape Colored community at a time when apartheid threatened its destruction, a mother fights for justice for her family.
£5.00
#17471 Lambkin, David THE HANGING TREE. Black cb, 385pp. VG+ in VG+ d/w. Penguin, London 1995 ISBN 0670866989
Part detective, set on safari in 1908 in the Kenyan bush, a palaeontologist investigates a mysterious death 4 million years ago.
£12.00
#17479 Lambkin, David. THE VOYEUR. Printed wraps, 60pp. VG+ Penguin, London 2005. ISBN 0143024884
A love story set in Mocambique during the first elections after the 15 year civil war.
£5.00
#17490 Maisela, Letepe. THE EMPOWERED NATIVE. Printed wraps, 215pp VG+ Sizwe Publishing, Sandton 2004. 1st Edn.
The author's first work of fiction covering the Soweto 1976 uprising, exiled, refugee camps in Botswana and Zambia, Russia and finally after Nelson Mandela's release, his return to South Africa.
£15.00
#17472 Marquard, Jean. A CENTURY OF SOUTH AFRICAN STORIES. Printed wraps, 366pp. VG+ Donker, Johannesburg 1978 ISBN 0949937568
Includes many famous South African writers.
£10.00
#17461 Matthee, Dalene. DRIFTWOOD Large format 180pp softcover. Fine unread copy. Penguin 2005. ISBN 0143024930
Published posthumously this was Author's last work.
£10.00
#17497 Molteno, Marion. IF YOU CAN WALK YOU CAN DANCE. Printed wraps, 410pp. Fine. Shola Books, London 1998. ISBN 0951975218
The story of a woman's life on the run from southern africa to seventies London. It weaves the music of Africa and Europe through the patterns of work and love and politics in which she tries to find a meaning for her life.
£11.00
#17427 Morrissey, Norman. TRIPTYCH. Printed wraps. 105pp. Fine condition. Echoing Green Press 2008. ISBN 9789780980252
Signed by Author on half-title. Author's previous collection of verse was 'Dog Latin'. This new collection of longer components is in three parts with the theme of recovery from a disintegrating marriage.
£15.00
#17445 Okri, Ben. DANGEROUS LOVE. Large format softcover. 325pp. A near Fine unread copy. Ad Donker. 1996. 1st SA edition. ISBN 0868522112
£20.00
#17428 Prozesky, Oskar. THE GATE CALLED BEAUTIFUL. Poems Physical & Metaphysical. Printed wraps. 186pp 8vo. Fine condition. Centre Press. Cape Town 2002. ISBN 0620293691
Collected English poems.
£12.00
#17453 Schoeman, P.J. PHAMPATHA THE BELOVED OF KING SHAKA. Orange cb. 221pp 8vo. Inscrip f.pastedown, top edge browned, hence VG in VG+ d/w (no loss, chips, or tears). very attractive copy. Timmins. Cape Town 1983. ISBN 0869782495
£12.00
#17460 Sher, Antony. CHEAP LIVES. Novel. Navy cb. 246pp. illustrated b/w dwgs by author. No inscrip. a Fine copy in d/w. Little Brown. London 1995. 1st edition. ISBN 0316914509
Set in SA in the late 1980s, a coloured prisoner on Death Row is contacted by one of his victims that "got away", a young white tourist guide. The two men explore the magnetic relationship of killer and victim, as well as their separate worlds, whilst aware of the race against time until the notice of execution is served.
£12.00

GRAHAM'S TOWN SERIES.

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#17501 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. 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.
£40.00
#17539 Montgomery, John. (Ed. A. Giffard) THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN MONTGOMERY. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. 202pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Notes, index. Mint condition, unread and unmarked, no 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.
£25.00
#17468 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. Mint condition, unread, unmarked, 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.
£30.00
#17469 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. Mint condition, unread, unmarked, 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.
£30.00
#17470 Shaw, William. (Ed. W.D. Hammond-Tooke). THE JOURNAL OF WILLIAM SHAW. Gilt on brown cb, 220pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Notes & index. Mint condition, unread, unmarked, 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.
£30.00
#17467 Stubbs, Thomas. (Ed. W.A.Maxwell & R.T. McGeogh). THE REMINISCENCES OF THOMAS STUBBS. Including "Men I Have Known". Gilt on chocolate cb. xvi + 302pp illustrated b/w, with genealogy chart, foldout map, etc. Mint condition, unread, unmarked, 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.
£30.00

KNYSNA, PLETTENBERG BAY.

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#17405 Allanson, Sue., Parkes, Margaret. & Williams, Vicky. (Eds). MEMORIES OF KNYSNA. Personal Reminiscences. Printed wraps. 182pp illustrated b/w dwgs. Ex publisher. Knysna 1993. ISBN 0620180927
A collection of reminiscences by Knysna residents past and present to celebrate the library centenary which provides entertaining view of the distant and recent past.
£15.00
#17404 Parkes, Margaret. & Williams, Vicky. KNYSNA THE FORGOTTEN PORT. The Maritime Story. Card wraps. 234pp illustrated b/w photos. chapter notes, bibliography, index. Ex publisher. Emu 2004. No.574 of 600. ISBN 062032810X
Signed by Authors. This well researched book covers the maritime history of Knysna and nearby Plettenberg Bay. Extensively illustrated, the activities of a busy port, shipbuilding, whaling, shipwrecks, are all covered. A major resource of information this includes a chronological listing of shipping entering the harbours of Knysna & Plettenberg Bay from 1630 to 1975.
£40.00
#17406 Parkes, Margaret., Williams, Vicky & Kil. VANISHING KNYSNA. Views Of The Past. Printed wraps, 159pp illustrated b/w photos. Ex publisher. Knysna 2007. ISBN 0620377089
A view of some of the older and lesser-known buildings of Knysna. Signed by Author on title page.
£15.00
#17407 Sharples, Nancy. SHE WASN'T A PRUDE. Memoirs Of A Parson's Daughter. Printed wraps. 118pp illustrated b/w photos. Ex publisher. Knysna 2007.
Unnum copy of 500 only. Personal family oriented autobiography of a busy woman.
£15.00
#17408 Uys, Ian. KNYSNA & PLETT. A Journey Through Time. Printed wraps. 88pp. Ex publisher. Knysna 2004. ISBN 0620313730
A year by year listing of important events in the history of Knysna with potted biographies of 40 Knysna notables from Bartolomue Dias onwards.
£15.00

MISCELLANEOUS

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#17535 Brown, Harold. BETTER HEALTH THROUGH COMMON SENSE. Gilt on blue cb. 583pp illustrated b/w plates. 4to. VG in reinforced worn but complete d/w. Healthy-Life. Durban nd.
A modern guide to nature-cure, with complete vade mecum and self-management course. Incorporates portions of author's correspondence course.
£25.00
#17522 Busschau, W.J. THE MEASURE OF GOLD. Blue cb, 164pp Good sound clean copy, no inscrip, no d/w. CNA, South Africa 1949.
A simple report on a statistical and analytical investigation into gold. Cases are covered on devaluation of currencies and adjustment of the price of gold
£15.00
#17434 Reidy, Dave. & Wallace, Ken. THE SOUTHERN SKY. A Practical Guide To Astronomy. Softcover 182pp illustrated b/w. 4to. Large inscrip ffep hence VG condition only. Southern nd. p.1987. ISBN 1868120953
A more detailed southern-hemisphere based text than usually available.
£10.00
#17433 Shuttleworth, Stanley G. FROM RIEMPIES TO FASHION SHOES. Achievements Of The Remarkable Men Who Created Our Leather Industry. Gilt on chocolate-brown leather. 241pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo indexed. Special leatherbound copy. The leather was tanned using the Mimosa A1 tannage developed at the Leather Industries Research Institute (LIRI) of which the author was head. No inscrip. A Fine copy in VG d/w (no loss or tears, rubbed). Eggers. Port Elizabeth nd. (1983).
A history of tanning, shoemaking, hides and skins, wattle, etc. through accounts of individuals and companies engaged therein.
£45.00

MISSIONARY INTEREST

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#17436 Moffat, Robert. MISSIONARY LABOURS AND SCENES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Twenty Three Yeras An Agent Of The London Missionary Society In That Continent. Three-quarter leather over embossed cloth. gilt raised bands. all edges marbled. 624pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate. **** recased with new eps ****. very sound and tight. illustrations browned. foldout map excellent with no tears. boards rather dull. John Snow. London 1842. 5th thousand.
£100.00

NATURAL HISTORY

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#17502 Bevis, Margaret. THE INSECTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. An Introduction To The Study Of Entomology. Green cb, 186pp, illustrated col. photos, b&w dwgs, indexed Eps sl. fox o/w VG+ in d/w. Thomas Nelson & Sons, Johannesburg 1964. 1st Edn.
A basic introduction to the world of insects in Southern Africa aimed at the amateur entomologist, the student and the man who simply wants to know something about the flea which bit him.
£8.00
#17538 Marais, Johan. SNAKE VERSUS MAN. A Guide To Dangerous And Common Harmless Snakes Of Southern Africa. Black cb, 102pp, illustrated b&w, col photos, dwgs. VG+. Macmillan, Johannesburg 1985. 1st Edn. ISBN 0869542672
Includes 23 dangerous species and 16 harmless species with description, distribution, field notes and details of venom. A first aid section and effective methods of treating snake bite also included.
£9.00
#17496 Palmer, Eve. Illustrated by Rhona Collett. A FIELD GUIDE TO THE TREES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Printed bds, 393pp, illustrated 32 col. plates and 700 line dwgs. Fine. William Collins & Co, London, 1981. ISBN 0620054689
Covering the tree flora of South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana and South West Africa.
£12.00
#17613 Rycroft, Prof. H.B. TSITSIKAMA TREES. Trees Of The Tsitsikama National Parks. Printed wraps, 126pp, illustrated col. photos, plates, dwgs, indices. VG+ contents Fine. National Parks Board, 1980, Pretoria. ISBN 0869530313
Illustrations by Marjorie Wille
£10.00
#17531 Smith, Margaret M. & Jackson, P.B.N. COMMON AND SCIENTIFIC NAMES OF THE FISHES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology. Special Publication No.14. Printed wraps, 213pp Ex-library, stamps, number on spine etc, good only, sound. Rhodes University, Grahamstown April 1975. ISBN 0949980595
Part I. Marine Fishes. Part II Freshwater Fishes.
£12.00

MODERN POLITICAL HISTORY, SOCIOLOGY, CURRENT AFFAIRS

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#17517 Catholic Institute For International Relations. NOW EVERYONE IS AFRAID.. The Changing Face Of Policing In South Africa. 251pp p/b. + appendices. Illus. b/w photos, maps. G+ condition. London 1988.
£10.00
#17534 Haggie, Dawn. MADAM CHAIR...AND THE HOUSE AT LARGE. The Story Of The African Self Help Association. Printed boards, 148pp, illustrated b&w photos, maps eps, indexed. Fine. Asha, Johannesburg 1994. ISBN 0620186135.
A personal memoir covering the life of the Association and to record some of what happened in Soweto at the height of the apartheid era, and the remarkable achievements of ASHA over the past fifty years.
£10.00
#17492 Harrison, David. THE WHITE TRIBE OF AFRICA. South Africa In Perspective. vii + 307pp p/b. Illus. b/w photos. Like VG but ffep excised. Ariel/BBC. London 1985. ISBN 0869541404
Study of the Afrikaner people based upon the BBC series of the same name.
£10.00
#17419 Kayizzi-Mugerwa, Steve. (Ed). REFORMING AFRICA'S INSTITUTIONS. Ownership, Incentives, And Capabilities. Softcover 362pp. A Fine copy. UN University Press. 2003. ISBN 9280810820
Contributed articles examine the situation, looking at the extent to which reforms undertaken in sub-saharan africa in recent years have enhanced institutional capacity.
£25.00
#17486 Pitana, N. B., Ramphele, M., Mpumlwana, M. & Wilson, L. BOUNDS OF POSSIBILITY. The Legacy Of Steve Biko & Black Consciousness. Printed wraps, 264pp, illustrated b&w photos, indexed. No inscrip, edges spotted o/w G+. David Philip, Cape Town 1991. ISBN 0864862105
In this book a number of Biko's colleagues and friends have come together to reassess the achievements of Biko and Black Consciousness and to examine the rich legacy they have left us.
£14.00
#17525 Robertson, Mike. (Ed.) HUMAN RIGHTS FOR SOUTH AFRICANS. Printed wraps, 254pp, indexed. No inscrip, VG+. OUP, Cape Towen 1991. ISBN 0195706323
Written to help promote a human rights culture in South Africa. The book also includes the ANC's Freedom Charter, Constitutional Guidelines and draft Bill of Rights, and the South African Law Commission's draft Bill of Rights.
£20.00
#17498 Sachs, E.S.(Solly). REBELS DAUGHTERS. Red cb, 238pp. Edges sl. fox, bds sl. worn o/w G+ in d/w. Macgibbon & Kee, 1957. 1st Edn.
Tells the story of the fight to improve the appalling conditions of the workers (mainly Afrikaner women) in the Garment Worker's Union of which the author was the general secretary.
£10.00
#17474 Schreiner, Olive. THOUGHTS ON SOUTH AFRICA. Introduced and annotated by Margaret Lenta. Printed wraps, 354pp, 8vo. No inscrip, VG+ Donker, Johannesburg 1992. ISBN 0868521892
Considered to be some of her finest work of non-ficton.
£15.00
#17429 Sebe, L.L.W. CHALLENGES. Blue cb. 245pp. portrait frontis tipped in. 8vo. Some annotations and underlining hence VG- condition in d/w. Via Afrika. 1980? ISBN 0799405744
Selection of speeches and statements from the mid to late 1970s. Lennox Sebe was President of the Ciskei bantustan from 1981. He quickly consolidated absolute power, but was eventually overthrown in a military coup in 1990 and charged with corruption and human rights violations.
£25.00
#17418 Spink, Kathryn. BLACK SASH. The Beginning Of A Bridge In South Africa. Black cb. 336pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. VG in d/w (rubbed but no loss, chips or tears). Methuen. London 1991. ISBN 0413623807
Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Founded in 1955 the Black Sash (the members wore a black sash to identify themselves) was a thorn in the side of the apartheid government. They demonstrated publicly, often against the law, endured banning and house arrest orders, and ran advice centres to limit the effects of such apartheid legislation as the Pass laws. Castigated as white middle-aged middle-class women, their effect was to publicise the iniquities of the system.
£15.00
#17435 Tutu, Archbishop Desmond. (John Allen, Ed). THE RAINBOW PEOPLE OF GOD. Printed wraps. 286pp illustrated b/w photos. large 8vo. No inscrip. VG+. Doubleday 1994. ISBN 0385406258
Foreword by Nelson Mandela. A collection of his key speeches, letters and sermons which contributed toward the struggle against apartheid from 1976 to 1994.
£10.00
#17510 Worger, William H. SOUTH AFRICA'S CITY OF DIAMONDS. Mine Workers And Monopoly Capitalism In Kimberley, 1867-1895. Blue cb. xvi + 330pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo indexed. Eps sl. fox o/w fine in VG-F d/w. Donker. Johannesburg 1987. ISBN 0868521264
Principally concerned with the transition to the De Beers monopoly and the effects of this on the labour force which effectively shaped South African society for the years to come. Bibliography.
£15.00

GENERAL REFERENCE WORKS

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#17360 Bold, J.D. DICTIONARY PHRASE-BOOK AND GRAMMAR OF FANAGALO. 80pp stapled booklet. Browned, but a good sound clean copy. Hugh Keartland. Johannesburg 1964 6th revd. edn.
The Lingua Franca Of Southern Africa As Spoken In The Republic Of South Africa, Swaziland, Bechuanaland, Rhodesia, Portuguese Africa, etc. Essentially the language used by diverse language groupings employed in South African gold mines.
£15.00
#17359 Branford, Jean. A DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH. New Enlarged Edition. Silver title on maroon skivertex bds. xxxi + 361pp. 8vo. Edges spotted else a VG+ copy. no d/w. Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1980. ISBN 0195701771
This standard work lists the South African useage of nearly 4000 words with illustrative quotations. Also contains a list of earliest recorded dates of 300 selected words, and list of word sources quoted.
£20.00
#17423 Theal, George McCall. CATALOGUE OF BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS RELATING TO AFRICA. Relating To Africa South Of The Zambesi. Maroon imit. leather. 408pp. 8vo. Bookplate f.pastedown, four corners bumped else VG+. Clean and attractive copy. Struik. Cape Town 1963 facsimile edition of the 1912 Maskew Miller edition.
Limited edition of 500, unnum. In The English, Dutch, French, And Portuguese Languages, In The Collection Of George McCall Theal. To Which Have Been Added Several Hundred Titles Of Volumes In Those Languages And In German In The Library Of The British Museum, London, The South African Public Library, Cape Town, And A Few Others. With Notes Upon Those Published Before 1872, The Year Of The Termination Of My 'History Of South Africa' And Upon Several More Of A More Recent Date. Arranged alphabetically with a subject/author index.
£40.00

RHODESIA / ZIMBABWE

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#17364 Central African Statistical Office. OFFICIAL YEAR BOOK OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA. No.4 - 1952. With Statistics Mainly Up To 1950. Blue paper-covered boards. 792pp illustrated tables, charts, foldout maps. lg.8vo. Rebacked. sound tight copy. Salisbury 1952.
A compendium of accumulated statistical date on every possible facet of the then Rhodesia including population, farming, industrial and commercial, land, minining, and much more.
£40.00
#17409 Cole, Barbara. SABOTAGE AND TORTURE. As Told To Barbara Cole. Blue cb. 209pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Fine condition in VG+ d/w (faded to spine, but no tears or loss). Three Knights. Amanzimtoti 1988. ISBN 0620130261
The story of the sabotage of the Zimbabwe airforce planes at Thornhill in Zimabwe, July 1982, and the subsequent detention, torture, and trial of those accused of sabotage.
£40.00
#17463 Fuller, Alexandra. SCRIBBLING THE CAT. Travels With An African Soldier. 256pp large format softcover. 8vo (good large print unlike trade p/b). VG condition, no inscrip. Picador. Johannesburg 2004. ISBN 1770100016
Author was living with family in Rhodesia, then goes on journey of self-discovery with ex-soldier and neighbour 'K'.
£6.00
#17518 Gale, W.D. DESERVE TO BE GREAT. The Story Of Rhodesia And Nyasaland. Red cb, 224pp, illustrated b&w photos, maps eps Eps sl. browned, edges fox o/w VG+. Stuart Manning, Bulawayo 1960.
Putting his prejudices aside, the author has tried to compress this vast subject of the political development of three Territories and of the Federation into a handy volume.
£10.00
#17466 Holland, Heidi. DINNER WITH MUGABE. The Untold Story Of A Freedom Fighter Who Became A Tyrant Black cb, 250pp, indexed. One paragraph has been highlighted, one ff torn by paperclip. hence G+ in Fine d/w. Outwardly a very attractive copy. Penguin 2008 ISBN 9780143025573
"Probing the mystery of Africa's loyalty to one of its worst dictators, the author explores the contradictions that cloud the life of the man who had embodied a continent's promise". Activist author clandestinely supported Mugabe in 1975. If one might expect some implicit sorrow for her small part in inflicting Mugabe on the people of Zimbabwe you will not find it. Instead nothing is Mugabe's fault, it is all circumstance, all outside forces, the irrational is explained rationally. You could almost feel sorry for Bob.
£10.00
#17524 Moorcraft, Paul, L. A SHORT THOUSAND YEARS. The End Of Rhodesia's Rebellion. Green skivertex bds. 248pp. illustrated b/w photos, cartoons. Inscrip ffep. first blank ffep removed. G+ in G, clean, damp-crinkled d/w. Galaxie. Salisbury 1980.
Lays bare the intrigues at the UN, the blackmail tactics of the British and Americans, the guerilla infighting, and political chicanery in Pretoria & Salisbury.
£10.00
#17411 Smith, Ian. THE GREAT BETRAYAL. The Memoirs Of Ian Douglas Smith. Black cb. x + 422pp p/b illustrated b/w photos, maps. indexed. Attractive looking copy in d/w (no loss or tears) but inscription ffep, boards spotty, front board shaken. Blake. London 1997 1st edn. ISBN 1857821769
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.
£10.00

SOUTH AFRICAN SPORT, VARIOUS

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#17506 Donald, Allan.. WHITE LIGHTNING. The Autobiography. Printed wraps, 269pp, illustrated col. photos. No inscrip, a fine copy. Collins Willow, London 1999. 135798642
Delving into the rugged physical and mental approach instilled as part of his Afrikaans upbringing, cricket in the townships and the touring pressures faced by the modern-day cricketer, this book provides a rare view of professional cricket from the perspective of a South African sportsman at the prime of his career.
£12.00
#17507 Moyes, A.G. ("Johnnie"). BENAUD & CO. The Story Of The Tests 1958-1959. Blue cb, 200pp, illustrated b&w photos. Eps sl browned o/w VG+ in d/w. Angus & Robertson Ltd, London 1959. 1st Edn.
Why did the M.C.C. team of 1958-9 fail faced with the full strength of Australia? The author who covered the tour as a special commentator for the Australian Broadcasting Commission deals with this issue.
£30.00
#17416 Oosthuizen, Andre. & Tinkler, Gavin. THE BANJO PLAYERS. Cricket's Match Fixing Scandal. Printed wraps. 264pp illustrated b/w photos. Near Fine condition. Riverside. Hout Bay 2001. ISBN 0620278536
An insight into the murky world of bookmakers and compromised cricketers. Authors are legal practitioners and have sifted through the facts, statements, claims and contradictions from all concerned, players, ICC, enquiries, to get to the core of the matter. Cronje's lies are uncovered ruthlessly and he comes out of this in-depth examination as less than contrite.
£12.00

SOUTH WEST AFRICA / NAMIBIA

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#17491 Levinson, Olga. THE AGELESS LAND. The Story Of South West Africa. White cb. 151pp illustrated b/w photos. sm.4to. Boards, edges, lightly fox, thus a good copy only in a worn d/w. Tafelberg. Cape Town 1961 1st edition.
The Story Of South West Africa. Illustrated history and current review of SWA (Namibia).
£8.00

EARLY AFRICAN TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION

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#17477 Barley, Nigel. A PLAGUE OF CATERPILLARS. A Return To The African Bush. Printed wraps, 158pp, illustrated b&w photos. No inscrip, VG. Penguin, London 1988.
On a quest to witness an ancient ritual of the Dowayos, a pagan mountain tribe from Cameroon, we are given a skilful reflection upon the problems of different cultures understanding one another.
£5.00
#17456 Bennett, Nicholas. ZIGZAG TO TIMBUKTOO. Blue cb. 136pp illustrated map. 8vo. VG in d/w. attractive clean copy. Travel Book Club. London 1963.
Solo journey of intrepid teenage Author through West Africa to the remotest place that he could think of, filling in time between leaving Westminster School and Oxford University.
£10.00
#17446 Clarke, James. & Tyson, Harvey. BLAZING SADDLES. The True Story Behind The Tours De Farce. With Interruptions By Harvey Tyson. Large format softcover. 171pp illustrated b/w photos. A Fine unread copy. Jonathan Ball 2007. ISBN 9781868422678
Five South African newspapermen, and one other, take their annual holiday cycling along the river Danube through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, & Hungary.
£12.00
#17440 Coupland, R. KIRK ON THE ZAMBESI. A Chapter Of African History. original red cb. 286pp illustrated cold.frontis, cold.b/w plates, foldout map at rear. Spine heavily faded, worn head and tail. a sound reading copy. Oxford University Press. 1928.
A biography of Sir John Kirk that principally covers his part in the expedition up the Zambesi in the footsteps of Livingstone. Provides a review of Africa in 1850, then covers the outset of the expedition in 1858, the 'discovery' of Nyassaland (Malawi) in 1859-1860, the climax and end of the expedition 1861, 1862, 1863, finishing with a review of the results of the expedition. Does not cover the subsequent important 20 years of his working life spent in Zanzibar. Interesting coloured sketches by Kirk reproduced here, as are some letters between Kirk & Livingstone.
£35.00
#17475 Gordon, Nicholas. IVORY KNIGHTS. Man, Magic and Elephants. Printed wraps, 206pp. No inscrip, VG+. Chapmans, London 1992. 1-855925710
An account of the turmoil and corruption along Tanzania's ivory trail.
£5.00
#16190 Makepeace, Gordon. CAPETOWN TO STOCKHOLM - A CHEVROLET ADVENTURE. Red cb. 230pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Restored, very attractive clean copy. General Motors South African Ltd. Port Elizabeth 1929.
A Chevrolet sedan car and one-ton truck left Port Elizabeth in March 1928. Seemingly carried half the distance by manpower across deserts and floods alike they arrived in Stockholm exactly 9 months later. Inscribed by Author on f.pastedown thus: "To Ewan Macfarlane from Gordon Makepeace".
£55.00
#17478 Middleton, Nick. KALASHNIKOVS AND ZOMBIE CUCUMBERS. Travels In Mocambique. Printed wraps, 227pp, illustrated b&w photos. No inscrip, VG. Phoenix, London 1995. ISBN 1857992474
A personal and political account of Mocambique, a place where the West has run into the heart of black Africa.
£20.00
#11193 Preston, Wendy Beale. STORY OF A FRONTIER FAMILY. Gilt on black rexine. xiv + 327pp. illustrated col.b/w 4to. indexed. A near Fine copy in d/w. Self-published by E. Miles. np. nd. (c.1983). ISBN 0620079983
Well illustrated History of the 1820 Settlers with particular reference to the Miles family (Robert & Anne) who came as members of the Wiltshire party (William Ford) on board the Weymouth. Includes extensive family trees and references.
£120.00
#17451 Ratcliffe, Dorothy Una. SOUTH AFRICAN SUMMER. 5000 Miles With A Car And Caravan-Trailer. Ochre cb. 189pp illustrated b/w photos. foldout map at rear. A Good sound copy. Country Life. London 1933.
Inscribed thus: "For Bobbie, having met both the Authoress and the Laird. ??? 1933". Yorkshire Authoress was quite prolific authoring over 20 books, many on travel. As Mrs McGrigor Phillips she travelled by steamer with car (a Buick) and caravan (custom made) to South Africa for her holiday. They toured from Cape Town, through the Western Cape, along the coast through the Eastern Cape, past the Transkei and Tembuland, through Natal, finishing with malaria in the Valley Of A Thousand Hills.
£70.00
#17444 Sampson Low, Marston &C Co. AFRICA AND ITS EXPLORATION AS TOLD BY ITS EXPLORERS. With About Five Hundred Illustrations And Maps. Two volumes red boards with gilt title and black 'palm tree' decoration on front board. 572 + 580pp illustrated b/w engravings, maps, large foldout map of Africa at rear of volume 1. large 8vo. School-prize lable to f.pastedown each volume. VG condition. Sampson Low Marston. London nd. p.1908.
Two very large volumes covering the exploration of Africa by many explorers including Mungo Park, Clapperton, The Landers, Livingstone, Barth, Barkie, Burton, Speke, Schweinfurth, Grant, Nachtigal, Mohr, Stanley, Iven, Capello, Serpa Pinto, Baker, Thompson, Kerr, Emin, and more.
£90.00
#17505 Viera Da Silva, Carlos Alberto. THE CITY OF LOURENCO MARQUES GUIDE. White bds, 216pp, illustrated photos, maps, indexed. Owners inscrip o/w VG. Tipografia Academia, Lourenco Marques 1964. 2nd Edn.
The book is divided into seven parts: Part I. Historical Life-The City-Archives & Libraries, Part II. Government-Administration-Education, Part III. Museums-Social Activities-Information, Part IV. Entertainments-Old Settlers Institution-Transports, Part V. Bull-Fights-Beaches & Sports, Part VI. Mozambique Harbours, Railways & Transport, Part VII. Human Relations in the Portuguese World.
£20.00
#17452 Wallis, J.P.R. (Ed). THE NORTHERN GOLDFIELDS DIARIES OF THOMAS BAINES. Volumes 1, 2, & 3. Gilt on red cb. teg. front & bott.edges uncut. 855pp illustrated cold.frontis, cold.b/w plates, foldout maps at rear. tall 8vo. Vol.1 f.board ringed, spine faded. Vol.2 VG. Vol.3 faded and spotted. Good sound copies if not in high collectable condition. Oppenheimer Series No.3. Chatto & Windus. London 1946.
Volume 1. First Journey 1869-1870.
Volume 2. First Journey 1870-1871.
Volume 3. Second Journey 1871-1872.
£90.00
#17480 Winternitz, Helen. EAST ALONG THE EQUATOR. A Congo Journey. Printed wraps, 298pp. No inscrip, VG+. Sceptre, London 1989. ISBN 0340497254
A moving account of a trip up the Congo River and through the rain forest of eastern Zaire.
£5.00

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#17369 Burleigh, Bennet. THE NATAL CAMPAIGN. Gilt on red cb. vii + 418pp. portrait frontis. illustrated maps & b/w photos. 8vo indexed. Rebacked. some foxing, 3 foldout maps present with some closed tears, a sound clean reading copy. George Bell. London 1900. Bell's Indian & Colonial Library edition.
The Author was Special War Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, and the chapters are mostly as originally published in that paper. Includes an epilogue as well as an account by McHugh, a fellow correspondent trapped in Ladysmith, of the Boer assault on Ladysmith.
£30.00
#17437 De Wet, Christiaan Rudolph. THREE YEARS WAR. (October 1899 - June 1902. Original green cb. 520pp foldout map at rear. Bookplate f.pastedown. VG condition. a very attractive bright clean copy. Constable. London 1902.
A veteran of the first anglo-boer war, where he fought at Majuba, he was initially a commandant in Natal, and then went to serve under Cronje in the west. He was involved in the peace negotiations at the end of the war. The book has extensive appendices, the first meeting of the National Representatives in Vereenigning. The conference at Pretoria between the committee of the National Representatives and Lords Kitchener & Milner. The second meeting of the National Representatives at Vereeningin. all in May 1902. He was imprisoned for taking part in the Maritz rebellion of 1914 and sentenced to 6 years in jail, being released after one year on undertaking to not be further involved in politics.
£50.00
#17431 Farrelly, M.J. THE SETTLEMENT AFTER THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA. Red cb. 321pp 8vo. No inscrip. VG+ condition. Macmillan. London 1900.
Examines in much detail all of the history and circumstances leading to the Boer War and, only in the last chapters, presents principles for a settlement leading to a lasting peace. With the territories being ruled as a Crown Colony, English as the one official language, extensive aided immigration along the lines of the 1820 Settlers scheme to anglicise the country further, it was certainly one beneficial to the then British Empire.
£40.00
#17441 Hackett, R.G. SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BOOKS. An Illustrated Bibliography Of English Language Publications Relating To The Boer War Of 1899-1902. Black cb. 205pp illustrated col.b/w. lg.4to. Fine condition in d/w. P.G. de Lotz. London 1994 ISBN 0952003902
Unnum. copy of 1200 printed. A comprehensive guide to the literature as published up to 1920. Over 200 illustrations, many in colour, make this an indispensible guide.
£55.00
#17371 Morris, Donald R. THE WASHING OF THE SPEARS. A History Of The Rise Of The Zulu Nation Under Shaka And Its Fall In The Zulu War Of 1879. Softcover, 655pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. 8vo. Spine creased hence VG condition only. De Capo. 1998. (unabridged reprint of the 1989 edition). ISBN 0306808668
The Zulu empire came into being under Shaka in the early 19thC and met a dramatic end under Cetshwayo in 1879 under British colonial expansion. The battles of Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift. Introduction by Mangosuthu Buthelezi. A detailed work by a historian freed from the shackles of preceding colonial histories.
£14.00
#17443 Norris-Newman, Charles L. IN ZULULAND WITH THE BRITISH Throughout The War Of 1879. Green library binding. 343pp illustrated foldout maps, tipped-in frontis sepia photograph of Sir Bartle Frere. 8vo. Front board embossed "Chelsea Public Libraries". CPL bookplate to f.pastedown and another of previous owner to ffep. the emulsion on the photograph has cracked with some slight loss. CPL embossed logo to edges of most illustrations. Generally a complete clean sound ex-library copy. W.H. Allen. London 1880.
Author was special correspondent to the British forces from the entry into Natal at the very start of 1878, through the battles from Isandwhlana to Ulundi in July 1879 and the subsequent winding up of the campaign after that victory. This is a very detailed work and is the primary contemporary version of events in the Zulu War short of a government stamp. All examinations of the Zulu war must reference this work.
£600.00
#17363 Oosthuizen, Pieter. & Peck, Alan. BOER WAR MEMORABILIA. The Collector's Guide. Brown skivertex. 239pp illustrated col.b/w photos. sm.4to. Near Fine copy in VG+ d/w (price-clipped, no loss, chips, or tears, light wear only). Alderman Press. Edmonton 1987. ISBN 0946619190
Porcelain, pottery, tinware, pewter, jewellery, cigarette cards, prints, postcards, glassware, and endless list of items made in some way to commemorate the war. Items were made not only in Britain and South Africa, but also Holland, France, Germany, USA, even by prisoners-of-war located in St Helena, Bermuda, Ceylon, and elsewhere. 466 illustrations.
£65.00
#17373 Reid-Daly, R.F. PAMWE CHETE. The Legend Of The Selous Scouts. Softcover, 593pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Large "P.9" on ffep (and ghostlike on black area of front wrap) hence VG only. solid copy little used. Covos Day. 2001. ISBN 191987433X
Extensive appendices include Roll of Honour, Citations.
£45.00

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#17512 Holman, Dennis. THE ELEPHANT PEOPLE. Orange cb, 226pp, illustrated b&w photos, indexed. Good reading copy in d/w (stained but no loss or tears). John Murray, London 1967. 1st Edn.
This is the story of the first real contact between white men and the elephant people of Kenya, the Liangulu when Tsavo was declared a National Park in 1948. In an effort to save an animal species from extinction, a unique tribe of men are probably being destroyed and there is a plague of elephants.
£30.00
#17494 Patterson, Gareth. WITH MY SOUL AMONGST LIONS. A Moving Story Of The Struggle To Protect The Last Adamson Lions. Green cb, 177pp, illustrated col photos. VG+ in VG+ d/w. Hodder & Stoughton, London 1995. ISBN 0340648961
£10.00
#17529 Steele, Nick. GAME RANGER ON HORSEBACK. Line drawings by Nola Steele. Green cb. 142pp illustrated b/w photos, line dwgs. maps on eps. No inscrip. VG in d/w. Books of Africa, Cape Town 1968.
A book about the game reserves of Zululand, animals, rangers, poachers etc.
£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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