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|#18147 Barnes, P. WHERE DUTY LEADS. The Life Of Colonel Jasper Selwyn, R.E. 42pp stapled with printed wraps. illustrated col.b/w photos. etc. sm.4to indexed. No inscrip. near VG. Self. np. 1979. |
No.963 of 1000. Selwyn was responsible for military constructions around Grahamstown including forts, bridges, roads, barracks, etc. This book surveys his achievements during almost ten years residence in the area. Leaving Grahamstown in 1843 he retired to Exeter. Not much later in 1847, aged 55, he died in Montreal and was subsequently interred in the cemetery of St Peter Port in Guernsey.
|#18148 Bergh, J.S. & Bergh, A.P. TRIBES & KINGDOMS. Heritage Series: 19th Century. Yellow cloth boards. 80pp illustrated b/w col. 4to indexed. Bookplate ffep. a Fine copy in d/w. Don Nelson. Cape Town 1984 1st edn. ISBN 0909238863|
The 19thC saw many changes in native tribes both as a result of their own internecine wars and those with the forces of colonisation. Provides an overview of the history of the Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho, Ndebele, and other northern tribes. Well illustrated.
|#18145 Danziger, Christopher. THE RESTLESS FRONTIER. Looking At South African History Series. Printed boards. 24pp illustrated col.b/w 8vo. Bookplate ffep. VG+ condition. Macdonald. Cape Town 1978. ISBN 0360004105|
A brief overview covering the Eastern Cape frontier, its peoples & wars.
|#18146 De Villiers, J. (Ed). (Isaiah Staples.). A NARRATIVE OF THE EIGHTH FRONTIER WAR OF 1851-1853 BY MR ISAIAH STAPLES. The State Library. Pretoria. Reprint No.62. Red cloth boards. 59pp illustrated b/w. foldout map at rear. 4to. Bookplate to ffep. a Fine copy in VG d/w (no loss, strategically reinforced). State Library 1974. ISBN 0798900237|
Isaiah Staples, born in 1828, was the son of John Bath Staples, 1820 Settler and member of William Cock's party. His 'Narrative' of the 8th Frontier War was written at a much later date than the affairs described. It was serialised in a magazine in 1952, apart from which this is the first publication.
|#18064 Girdwood, Joy. BEDFORD CIRCA 1906. Portrait Of An Eastern Cape Village. Portret Van 'n Oos-Kaapse Dorpie. Chocolate boards. 70pp illustrated dwgs. oblong 4to. Boards very marked (likely that d/w was stuck to boards due to damp), sound but Good only. no d/w. contents are Fine. Self 1987. ISBN 062011343X|
Inscribed to title page by Author thus: "With best wishes, Joy Girdwood, 1988".
|#18149 Krige, Susan. (Comp). THE FRONTIER. Source Material On South African History. Printed wraps. 48pp stapled. Bookplate. wraps rubbed else VG. Oxford University Press. Creative History Series. 1988 imp. ISBN 0195703227|
Provides source material relating to the Xhosa, 1820 Settlers, and the Eastern Cape for the history learner.
|#18052 Krsic, Shirley. FORTRESS OF FAITH. The Story Of St John's Church, Bathurst. Printed wraps. errata slip. 120pp illustrated b/w dwgs. 8vo. Bookplate. Self published. Bathurst nd c.198 1st edn. includes errata slip and a separate folded A4 leaflet entitled 'The History Of St John's Church, Bathurst'. ISBN 0620103086|
Inscribed by Author inside f.wrap thus: "With Best Wishes from Shirley Krsic". Traces the history of the church from its founding to current times, including the chapelries of St Mary's, Cuylerville, and St James, Southwell, and the 'forgotten' churches of St Steven's, Kleinemonde, and St John's, Grant's Valley.
|#18016 Lewis, Colin. GEOGRAPHY II - FIELD TRIP. Society And Settlement In Southern Africa. Yellow card covers, stapled 21pp + 7pp reprints, maps. A4. Rhodes University Department of Geography. |
"English villages, African soil: landscapes of the 1820 Settlers". The trip covers the farms and towns of and around Highlands, Sidbury, Salem, Farmerfield, Lombard's Post.
|#18057 Lower Albany Historical Society. HISTORIC LOWER ALBANY. Vols.1 & 2. Printed wraps. 24pp each, stapled oblong A5. Fine condition. LAHS 2001. |
Vol.1. 24 Selected Historic Photographs From The Kowie History Museum, Port Alfred. Vol.2 23 Selected Historial Photographs. Interesting period photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
|#18139 Metrowich, F.C. FRONTIER FLAMES. Yellow cloth boards. 286pp illustrated col.b/w plates. 8vo indexed. Bookplate to half-title. some red under-lining to text hence VG only in d/w (very bright & clean, no loss, chips, or tears, but has been reinforced at corners and head & tail of spine). Actually a most attractive copy to look at, in secured protective film. Books of Africa. Cape Town 1968 |
Stories of the frontiersmen and settlers of Southern Africa, especially in the Eastern Cape, illustrated by Penny Miller. Chapters on such colourful characters as Coenraad Buys, Colonel John Graham, Emperor Norton 1, R. Gordom Cumming, and many lesser known but exciting characters.
|#18151 Peires, J.B. THE DEAD WILL ARISE. Nongqawuse And The Great Xhosa Cattle-Killing Movement Of 1856-7. Printed wraps. 348pp illustrated b/w plates. indexed. bibliography. Bookplate ffep, ff browned, VG in secured protective film. Ravan Press. Johannesburg 1989 1st edn. ISBN 0869753819|
In 1856, acting on a prophecy, the Xhosa slaughtered their cattle, destroyed and ceased to plant crops in the belief that these actions would lead to the resurrection of their ancestors and an era of idyllic prosperity, wiping away the problems resulting from the settlement on their borders of white settlers with their military protection. Inevitably the blame for the disaster and its aftermath when tens of thousands died is laid at the feet of Sir George Grey, then Governor of the Cape.
|#18038 Snook, John. EASTERN PROVINCE. Pride Of South Africa No.18. Printed boards. 24pp illustrated col.b/w photos. maps. 8vo. Bookplate ffep. boards rubbed hence VG although contents fine. Purnell 1975. ISBN 0360002838|
Popular topographic and historic overview for the traveller.
|#18150 Weldon, Gail. GEORGE GREY AND THE XHOSA. Fact And Opinion. Printed green wraps. 38pp illustrated b/w. A4. Bookplate. VG condition. Heinemann-Centaur. Pietermaritzburg 1993. ISBN 1874929291|
A workbook for the the secondary school learner (Std.7) to explore fact and opinion in historical sources about Sir George Grey and his relationship with the Xhosa of the eastern Cape Colony frontier in the 1850s. On the one hand the facts suggest to the white settlers and most South African historians of the past that he was the best Governor of the Cape, and on the other hand suggest to the Xhosa, and incidentally to the Maori's of New Zealand, that he was a man who could not be trusted.
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|#18152 Elliott, Aubrey. THE MAGIC WORLD OF THE XHOSA. dark gray cloth boards. 144pp illustrated col.b/w photos. oblong 4to. Bookplate to half-title. VG++ in d/w. Collins. London 1970 edn. |
Author grew up in rural Xhosa surroundings and writes definitively on the subject. Excellent colour photographs of a rural life now fast vanishing. The 'red-blanket' people, as the rural Xhosa are called, traditionally wear a red blanket over themselves. One can see from these photographs that the subjects are totally at ease with the photographer who shows scenes from rural life not normally accessible to the casual visitor.
|#18153 Mertens, Alice. & Gray, Fergus. THE XHOSA. Pride of South Africa Series 10. Printed wraps. 2pp illustrated col.photos. Bookplate. VG condition. Purnell nd. c.1970 ISBN 0360002102|
Excellent photographs by authors which illustrate people and landscapes typical of a number of tribal groups of the Transkei and Ciskei regions.
|#18154 Mutwa, Credo V. USIKO. Tales From Africa's Treasure Trove. Vast Secrets Wrested From The Womb Of Time. Printed wraps. 22pp illustrated col.dwgs & photos. stapled A4. Fine condition. Telkom 1977. |
Illustrated by Author. A colourful presentation outlining various aspects of tribal belief and importance. Covers such matters as beadwork & necklaces, symbols, hairstyles, pipes, tobacco & snuff, martial arts, story-telling, the praise singer, astrology, healing dolls.
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|#18076 Grogan, Tony. SETTLER COUNTRY. Terra cotta cloth boards. 110pp. unnum. large oblong 4to. Bookplate ffep and 2 adjacent small white labels, all blocking out gift inscription. Heavy insect damage along top edges hence VG- in VG d/w (slight foxing and also creased along top edge) in secured protective film. However a clean and sound copy with fine contents. Don Nelson. Cape Town 1980. ISBN 0909238561|
Travels through the history and geography of the Eastern Cape illustrated by this well know author & illustrator.
|#18114 Holliday, Clayton. RON BELLING RETROSPECTIVE 1933-1998. Printed wraps. errata slip. 48pp illustrated colour. 4to. No bookplate. Fine condition. Ron Belling Gallery. Gutsche. Port Elizabeth 2000 1st edn. ISBN 0620258012|
A biographical review of the artist and his work, with a listing of 115 paintings with thumbnail illustrations. Ron Belling specialised in aviation paintings and achieved amazing clarity and detail in his work. Good reproductions in this catalogue.
|#18225 Rembrand Tobacco. HESTER RUPERT ART MUSEUM. Souvenir Catalogue. Printed card wraps. 16pp illustrated photos. 4to. One mark to f.wrap else a Fine copy. Rembrandt 1965. |
No.466 of unspecified. Dr Anton Rupert of the Rembrandt Tobacco Corporation purchased and restored the historical Dutch Reformed Mission Church as an art museum. At his request 75 leading local artists each donated one of their works, thus starting the museum with 75 original works. Contains his speech at a Civic reception in July 1965. This included such artists as Walter Battis, Gregoire Boonzaier, Maggie Laubser, Cecil Skotnes, Irma Stern, and many more. Small portrait of all 75 artists.
|#18043 Walton, James. DOUBLE-STOREYED FLAT-ROOFED BUILDINGS OF THE RURAL CAPE. Printed wraps. 113pp illustrated b/w photos, plans. cold.frontis. sm.4to. Bookplate ffep. Fine condition. Saayman & Weber 1993. ISBN 9780797100435|
The flat roof design was perhaps chosen for aesthetic and stylistic reasons rather than practical ones - such a configuration being notorious for leaking in our weather and climate. Generally, Walton points out, the upper storey was not inhabited, in fact being accessed by an external staircase it was generally used for storage.
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|#18035 Ayliff, Rev. John. THE JOURNAL OF "HARRY HASTINGS", ALBANY SETTLER. Red cloth boards. 106pp illustrated b/w plates, maps on eps. 8vo. name index. Bookplate to half-title. boards spotty but text very clean, hence VG only in VG++ d/w in secured protective film. Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown 1963. |
A narrative mostly in diary form of the experiences of a typical young British settler of 1820 covering the 4-month voyage from England, the trek to the settlement near to Bathurst and the difficult months that followed. "Harry Hastings" is regarded as the alter ego of author John Ayliff, but typifies the inexperienced settler transferred from Whitechapel to the Zuurveld. Map showing distribution of settler parties.
|#18205 Bond, John. THEY WERE SOUTH AFRICANS. Blue cloth boards. 224pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. indexed, list of sources. Bookplate and gift inscription to ffep. offset to eps. VG+ in near VG d/w (no chips, loss, or tears, but worn and reinforced). Oxford University Press. London 1963 6th imp. |
Outlines outstanding contributions to the early development and exploration of South Africa by English South Africans.
|#17989 Butler, Guy. (Ed) WHEN BOYS WERE MEN. Orange cb. xi + 275pp. illustrated b/w photos, dwgs. maps. sm.8vo. Bookplate. faded spine else a VG copy. Oxford UP. London 1973 3rd imp. ISBN 0196371007|
Signed on title page by Author. Adventures and experiences in South Africa before 1875. Taken from diaries, letters, journals, - many not previously published.
|#18063 Butler, Guy. A LOCAL HABITATION. An Autobiography (1945-90). Brown cloth boards. x + 310pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Bookplate. A Fine unread copy. David Philip. Cape Town nd. (1991). ISBN 9780864861801|
Signed by Author to title page. The third volume in the trilogy which covers his postwar academic and literary life.
|#18062 Butler, Guy. BURSTING WORLD. An Autobiography. (1936-45). Brown cloth boards. illustrated b/w photos, dwgs. 300pp. 8vo. Bookplate. A Fine copy in matching d/w in secured protective film. David Philip. Cape Town 1983. ISBN 9780908396781|
Signed by Author on title page. In this second volume of his autobiographical trilogy Author bursts out of his sober small-town boyhood making zestful forays into the worlds of art, anglo-catholicism, atheistic communism and alcohol. He evokes the intellectual turmoil of campus life as the world lurched towards war, while in South Africa racial prejudices and customs were crystallising into political doctrines.
|#18061 Butler, Guy. KAROO MORNING. An Autobiography (1918-1935). Terracotta cloth boards. 267pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate. A Fine unread copy. David Philip. Cape Town 1977 1st edn. ISBN 0908396538|
Signed by Author on title page. First volume of this famous trilogy, wherein Author recounts his childhood and youth in the Karoo.
|#18075 Butler, Guy. THE PROPHETIC NUN. Sister Margaret CR, Sister Pauline CR, Sister Dorothy Raphael CSMV. Printed wraps, 127pp, well illustrated paintings, photos, dwgs, 4to, indexed. bibliography. Bookplate ffep. A Fine copy. Random House, Johannesburg 2000. ISBN 9780958419543|
The story of these 3 extraordinary women, a painter, a sculpture teacher and a social worker, who each contributed to South Africa's social and cultural heritage. Many examples of art and sculpture works executed by themselves, Job Kekana, and Ernest Mancoba. The paintings and carvings are to be seen in many locations in South Africa especially the Eastern Cape, and of note the superb fresco above the apse of Rhodes University Chapel (St Mary & All the Angels) in Grahamstown.
|#18072 Crouch, E.H. LIFE OF REV. H.H. DUGMORE. Poet Preacher 1810 - 1897. Who for Over Sixty Years On The Frontier Of The Cape Colony Devoted His Life With Its Many Gifts To The Faithful Service Of His Maker. Gilt on blue cloth boards. teg. portrait frontis. 182pp 12mo. Bookplate ffep. no inscrip. edges & eps spotted hence a VG-F unread copy. np. 1920. |
Henry Hare Dugmore was ordained in the Wesleyan Methodist ministry in 1839. He was a popular minister to the 1820 settlers, and his "Reminiscences Of An Albany Settler" is a humorous memoir of early experiences in the settler community. None of Dugmore's poetry or hymns are included in this rather hagiographic biography.
|#17984 Goldswain, Pauline. THE SETTLER NAMED JEREMIAH GOLDSWAIN. White cloth boards. 136pp 8vo. Bookplate ffep. No inscrip. ff browned. generally VG in repaired d/w (no loss) with secured protective film. Self 1983. ISBN 0620069767|
Copy No.719 of 1000. An easily readable outline of the life of this 1820 settler who came in the Waite party on the "Zoroaster". Extensive genealogical data.
|#18031 Lewis, Colin A. LOOK TO! My Ringing World. Printed wraps. 192pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Bookplate. near Fine condition. Rhodes University. Grahamstown 2006. ISBN 0868104345|
The book is based upon the author's bell-ringing career which commenced in Glasbury in the mid-1950s. Until recently a Professor at Rhodes University, the author has rung bells at Grahamstown Cathedral and records in detail the installation of new bells there during the early 1990s as well as at Hillandale just outside the town.
|#18045 McNaughton, James. IT'S BETTER TO LAUGH. Tales Of An Eastern Cape Family. 154pp p/b illustrated b/w 8vo. Bookplate ffep. Fine condition. Wright. Kloof 2009. ISBN 9780620444927|
Author tells the stories of his youth in Graaff-Reinet, his school days at St Andrew's College in Grahamstown, and other events in his life, and his years as a Karoo farmer with droughts, floods, wool & mohair booms and busts.
|#17983 Meiring, Jane. THOMAS PRINGLE. His Life And Times. Green buckram boards. 186pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. bibliography. No inscrip. bookplate ffep. some ink offset to edges of eps hence a near-Fine copy in VG+ d/w in secured protective film. Balkema. Cape Town 1968. |
Pringle was the leader of the only Scottish party to come to the Eastern Cape as Settlers in 1820. Members of the party settled near to Graaff Reinet. In 1822 he moved to Cape Town, editing the new weekly South African Commercial Advertiser, and later founding and editing the two-monthly South African Journal. He crossed swords with Governor Lord Charles Somerset on the issue of press freedom and this caused him to leave the Cape and return to England. He took up as Secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society which position he held until the abolition of slavery in 1833. His poetry places him as one of South Africa's leading poets of all time.
|#18141 Millar, Anthony Kendal. PLANTAGENET IN SOUTH AFRICA. Lord Charles Somerset. Printed boards. ix + 293pp illustrated b/w, map. indexed. bibliography. 8vo. Bookplate to half-title has caused offset to title page. feps browned. else a clean VG+ copy in d/w OUP Cape Town 1965. |
Original research enables the author to throw new light on Somerset's governorship during a formative period of British rule at the Cape. First biography written of Somerset.
|#18204 Owen, R. David. UBUKHOSI NEENKOKELI. A Directory Of Eastern Cape Black Leaders, From c.1700 to 1990. Printed wraps. 94pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. 4to. Bookplate on title page obscuring text hence VG only, o/w an unread copy. .Albany Museum. Grahamstown 1994. New History Series No.2 ISBN 9780958320634|
"A joint venture to document our leaders before they are forgotten". Brief biographical details of over 90 persons. English text.
|#18040 Parkes, Margery. WHEATLANDS. The Story of a Family and a Farm. 1849-1979. Printed brown wraps. vi + 109pp illustrated b/w photos, dwgs, family trees. Tall 8vo. Bookplate ffep. A near fine copy in secured protective film. Self published. Graaff Reinet 1979. |
The karoo farm Wheatlands lies in the district of Graaff Reinet and has been the home of the Parkes family since 1849 when Thomas and Emma and their 4 sons and 2 daughters arrived from Argentina (although of British descent). Includes genealogy chart and transcript from the original shorthand diary of John Parkes for 1856-7 amongst much interesting family-related material.
|#18054 Randell, George. (Illus. Dorothy Randell). GENTLEMEN OF THE LAW. An Account Of Some Of The Legal Firms And Practitioners Of The Eastern Cape. Printed green wraps. xi + 196pp p/b. illustrated b/w photos. dwgs. etc. 8vo. Bookplate to half-title. Fine condition in secured protective film. Lovedale Press. Alice 1982. |
Full of amusing anecdotes, the Author covers the area town by town, giving biographies of leading personalities in Grahamstown, King William's Town, East London, Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, Humansdorp, Burgersdorp, Aliwal North, Colesburg, Maclear, Barkly East, Cathcart, Queenstown, Seymour, Graaff-Reinet, & Cradock.
|#18053 Randell. George. BENCH AND BAR. A Record Of The Judges Of The Supreme Court Of The Eastern Cape, And Some Advocates Of The Grahamstown Bar. Printed wraps. 152pp illustrated b/w photos, dwgs. 8vo. Bookplate to half-title. Fine condition in secured protective film. Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown nd. (mid 1980s). |
Interesting biographies of 21 judges (including Sir John Kotze) and 11 advocates (including Arthur Upington). Also lists all Judges from 1864 to 1985 and Judges President from 1880 to 1985. Illustrated by Dorothy Randell.
|#17985 Sadler, Celia. (Comp). NEVER A YOUNG MAN. Extracts From The Letters And Journals Of The Rev. William Shaw. Green cloth boards. 189pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. No inscrip. bookplate ffep. VG in lesser d/w (worn, spotted, no loss) in secured protective film. Haum. Cape Town 1967. |
A Methodist, Shaw was an 1820 Settler having been chaplain to the Sephton party on the "Aurora". A vivid first-hand account in his own words of the conditions in which the Settlers found themselves, telling of his meetings with the Dutch trekkers, African tribesmen, government officials, slaves, Hottentots, and others in the course of his work.
|#18138 Stapleton, Timothy J. MAQOMA. Xhosa Resistance To Colonial Advance 1798-1873. Khaki cloth boards. 261pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. extensive chapter notes and bibliography. Bookplate to half-title. some areas of red underlining hence VG only in Fine d/w in secured protective film. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 1994. ISBN 9781868420155|
Maqoma, the renowned Xhosa chief of the 19thC Frontier Wars, was painted as a drunken troublemaker by colonial officials and succeeding historians. Oral traditions, colonial and missionary sources, paint a different picture, revealing a man of intellect and eloquence striving to maintain traditional social structures and the power of the Xhosa aristocracy in the face of colonial expansion and dispossession.
|#17942 Various. GRAHAM'S TOWN SERIES. 14 volumes. The Journal Of John Ayliff, The Journal Of William Shaw, The Journals Of Sophia Pigot, The Reminiscences Of Thomas Stubbs, The Reminiscences Of Richard Paver, The Reminiscences Of John Montgomery, The Journal And Selected Writings Of The Reverend Tiyo Soga, The Journal Of Charles Lennox Stretch, The Historical "Conversations" Of Sir George Cory, The Reminscences Of Amelia De Henningsen (Notre Mere), Rev. F.G. Kayser: Journals And Letters, The Albany Journals Of Thomas Shone, The Journals And Selected Letters Of Rev. William J. Shrewsbury, Jim's Journal. Chocolate cloth boards. 8vo. a full set, a complete run of The Graham's Town Series. Bookplate each volume. all in Fine condition, unread, with protected dustwrappers. Rhodes University. ISBN 0636011976|
The 14 volumes are:
No.1 THE JOURNAL OF JOHN AYLIFF (Ed. Peter Hinchliff). 1971. (no isbn).
No.2 THE JOURNAL OF WILLIAM SHAW (Ed. W.D. Hammond-Tooke). 1972. (no isbn).
No.3 THE JOURNALS OF SOPHIA PIGOT (Ed. Margaret Rainier). 1974. ISBN 0869610481.
No.4 THE REMINISCENCES OF THOMAS STUBBS (Ed. W.A. Maxwell & R.T. McGeogh). 1978. ISBN 0869610929.
No.5 THE REMINISCENCES OF RICHARD PAVER (Ed. A.H. Duminy & L.G.J. Adcock). 1979. ISBN 0869611100.
No.6 THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN MONTGOMERY (Ed. A. Giffard). 1981. ISBN 0869611240.
No.7 THE JOURNAL AND SELECTED WRITINGS OF THE REVEREND TIYO SOGA (Ed. Donovan Williams). nd. ISBN 0869611488.
No.8 THE JOURNAL OF CHARLES LENNOX STRETCH (Ed. Basil A. Le Cordeur). 1988. ISBN 0636011364.
No.9 THE HISTORICAL "CONVERSATIONS" OF SIR GEORGE CORY (Ed. Michael Berning). 1989. ISBN 0636011976.
No.10 THE REMINISCENCES OF AMELIA DE HENNINGSEN (NOTRE MERE) (Ed. Margaret Young). 1989. ISBN 0636012565.
No.11 REV. F.G. KAYSER: JOURNALS AND LETTERS (Ed. Chris Hummel). 1990. ISBN 0636014282.
No.12 THE ALBANY JOURNALS OF THOMAS SHONE (Ed. Penelope Silva). 1992. ISBN 0636016072.
No.13 THE JOURNALS AND SELECTED LETTERS OF REV. WILLIAM J. SHREWSBURY 1826-1835 (Ed. Hildegarde H. Fast). 1994. ISBN 0868142621.
No.14 JIM'S JOURNAL (Ed. Jane Garner). 1996. ISBN 0868142620.
A number of the volumes were generally issued without dustwrappers for some reason, hard to find 14 with all the wrappers. For full details refer to catalogue Q198 on our web site.
|#18049 Watermeyer, Pinkey. SIXTEEN FARMS (Or The Impossible Dream). 179pp p/b. illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. A Fine unread copy. Self. nd c.2006. |
Inscribed by Author thus: "Enjoy the read - Pinkey, G.H. Watermeyer. 12/2009". Humorous reminiscences and anecdotes of farming in the Karoo and Eastern Cape regions.
|#17990 Whibley, Pauline Megan. MERRIMAN OF GRAHAMSTOWN. Plum cloth boards. xvi + 107pp illustrated 51 b/w plates. sm.4to. Bookplate ffep. A VG-F copy with matching d/w in secured protective film. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1982. ISBN 0869782320|
Bishop Nathaniel Merriman, originally from Marlborough, arrived at the Cape in 1848 aged 40. This is the only biography of him. Known as the 'walking predikant' he visited every remote corner from Bathurst to Bloemfontein on foot (using his horse only to carry his belongings) & from Graaff-Reinet to the Great Kei river. His edited journals appear as Vol.37 of the Van Riebeeck Society 1st Series. He died in a freak accident near Grahamstown.
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|#18001 Berning, Mike. THE CORY LIBRARY FOR HISTORICAL RESEARCH. A Short History, 1931-2003. Spiral bound 46pp foolscap. Fine condition. Self. 2004. |
Author was librarian of the Cory Library, later librarian at Rhodes University main library, and wrote this text in his retirement. George Cory, after whom the library was named, was a professor of chemistry at Rhodes on his retirement in 1925. He was however better known as a result of his hobby of research into South African history especially that of the Eastern Cape. The Cory Library has in excess of 2500m of shelved stock and is a major africana resource.
|#18025 Bezuidenhout, Ben. THE 10.20 TO GRAHAMSTOWN. Blaauwkrantz Bridge Railway Disaster - 22 April 1911. Printed wraps 53pp stapled illustrated b/w. No bookplate, Mint condition. Self published. nd. |
Signed by Author on title page. The train from Port Alfred derailed while crossing the bridge and fell into the gorge below. The Kowie Railway Company was transporting stone (for the construction of Grahamstown cathedral) as well as passengers. Extensive details of the injured and deceased and their families are given.
|#18020 Coleman, Francis L. ST. AIDAN'S COLLEGE. Gilt on black cloth boards. 138pp. illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. indexed. Bookplate ffep. VG+ in lesser d/w (no chips, loss, or tears) reinforced in secured protective film. ISER. Grahamstown 1980. ISBN 0868100072|
Signed on title page by Author. A history of the decline and final closure of St. Aidan's, once the premier Catholic College in South Africa. (With two chapters by Tony Farnell). The policies of the National Party eventually closed the mixed catholic schools as desired.
|#18021 Currey, R.F. RHODES UNIVERSITY. 1904-1970. A Chronicle. Gilt dec blue cloth boards. x + 186pp. illustrated b/w plates 8vo. indexed. Bookplate. VG condition in d/w (no chips. loss. or tears, rubbed edges). Grahamstown 1970. |
The earlier history of Rhodes University, Grahamstown. Roll of Honour.
|#18078 Daniel, J.B. McI. (Ed). GRAHAMSTOWN AND ITS ENVIRONS. Printed wraps. 40pp. illustrated line dwgs. maps, etc. No bookplate or inscrip. some foxing else VG. ISER. Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1974 |
A brief survey of the city, its origins, geology, botany, zoology, prehistory, etc. Article also on the military semaphore signalling tower system used between major forts during the frontier wars. Foldout map.
|#18023 Daniel, J.B. McI., Holleman, W., & Guillarmod, A. Jacot. GRAHAMSTOWN AND ITS ENVIRONS. Printed wraps. 92pp. illustrated line dwgs. maps, etc. Bookplate. Fine unused copy in secured protective film. foldout map unused Albany Museum. Grahamstown 1985 2nd edition ISBN 0620098872|
A brief survey of the city, its origins, geology, botany, zoology, prehistory, etc. Article also on the military semaphore signalling tower system used between major forts in the area. Foldout map.
|#17992 Gledhill, Eily., Kearney, Brian., Peters, Walter. (Eds). GRAHAMSTOWN. A PILOT STUDY IN CONSERVATION. Photostat production, binder. 73pp. 4to. Bookplate, good clean copy. Urban Heritage of South Africa and The School of Architecture University of Natal. 1975. |
Signed by previous owner, Guy Butler
|#18024 Goodwin, Harold. SONGS FROM THE SETTLER CITY. Printed wraps, 108pp stapled sm.8vo. Bookplate. a VG-F copy. Modern Printing. Grahamstown 1963. |
Foreword by Guy Butler. A collection of light verse, mostly published in Grocott's Mail (the Grahamstown newspaper and South Africa's oldest).
|#18032 Gould, Charles. GRAHAMSTOWN CATHEDRAL. A Guide And Short History And Thirty Four Illustrations. Bound in gilt on blue skivertex with original red & black printed front wrap, xviii + 42pp. illustrated b/w plates. dwgs. 8vo. Bookplate f.pastedown. new binding VG+ condition, front wraps stained else ff very clean. missing rear wrap. Grahamstown Diocesan Registry 1924. |
Includes plan, photographs from various periods, and line drawings by F.W. Armstrong and Vera Neave. The Cathedral Church of St Michael & St George is the oldest English church in South Africa and this book was produced in the centenary year.
|#16045 Grahamstown Historical Society. ANNALS. Vol.1 1971 to date. Bound eight volumes gilt on brown vynide 8vo (some of disparate size and colour). Latest 3 issues loose. Fine condition. |
Historical minutae of Grahamstown and the Eastern Cape, with news, reviews, outings, etc. Probably a unique item, a full run to date.
|#18034 Griffiths, Reginald. THE GRAHAMSTOWN CLUB 1886-1986. Printed wraps. 161pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Bookplate to title page. tanned to spine hence VG condition. Grahamstown 1986. |
Published to mark the centenary of this club which still provides facilities for members.
|#18015 Grocott & Sherry. GROCOTT & SHERRY'S ALBUM OF GRAHAMSTOWN. Preface by Hon. A. Wilmot.50 monochrome full page photographs of Grahamstown and surrounding areas including Port Alfred. Gilt title, red cb variant with blind stamped design, edges chamfered. sm.oblong 4to. Rebacked with new eps and restored, bookplate ffep. still shows tape residue on f.board adjacent to spine. contents foxed, worn but a G+ sound clean copy. Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown 1898. |
50 monochrome full page photographs of Grahamstown and surrounding areas including Port Alfred. A fascinating historical survey of the city as it was over a hundred years ago.
|#18014 Grocott & Sherry. GROCOTT & SHERRY'S ALBUM OF GRAHAMSTOWN. Preface by Hon. A. Wilmot. Gilt title, green variant with blind stamped design, edges chamfered. sm.oblong 4to. No foxing, exceptional condition, Fine copy. Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown 1898. |
50 monochrome full page photographs of Grahamstown and surrounding areas including Port Alfred. A fascinating historical survey of the City as it was over a hundred years ago.
|#18028 Hollerman, Helen. (Ed). GRAHAM'S TOWN. The Untold Story. A Social History And Self-Guided Tour. Printed wraps. 62pp illustrated b/w. map in rear pocket. No bookplate. Fine condition. The Black Sash 1997. ISBN 0620220309|
Fills a large gap in providing a history of the town from a perspective other than from that of the 1820 settlers. Concentrates on the view from the poorer and less influential side of town.
|#18033 Hunt, Keith. GRAHAMSTOWN "The Settler City". Settler's Week Incorporating Municipal Centenary 1862-1962. Printed wraps. 72pp stapled sm.8vo. No bookplate. VG+ condition. |
Heavily supported by advertisements. Contains many photographs of historical buildings and figures. Includes the programme of events which saw the State President and all available local luminaries busy in a week of self-congratulatory activity supported by military bands and fly-pasts of Sabre jets.
|#18027 Irwin, Pat. GRAHAMSTOWN'S HISTORIC CANNONS. Printed wraps. 30pp illustrated b/w. No bookplate. Mint condition. Self 2003. ISBN 0868103950|
In Grahamstown there are three 9-pounder muzzle-loading cannons at Fort Selwyn (Halls 637,638, & 639), a small French bronze piece at the Albany Museum (Halls 738) and two 7-pounders at the Provost (Halls 635,636).
|#15988 Lower Albany Historical Society. "TOPOSCOPE". Volumes 1-41 (1970-2008). 39 issues bound 8 volumes gilt on black vynide illustrated col.b/w photos. Issued annually, 2009-2010 issues loose. 8v0. Fine condition. |
These journals cover the area around Port Alfred, Bathurst, Salem, and Alexandria. Probably a unique item, a full run to date.
|#18077 Neville, Thelma. (Illus. Tony Grogan). MORE LASTING THAN BRONZE. A Story Of The 1820 Settlers National Monument. Printed boards. 112pp illustrated b/w photos. dwgs. sm.8vo. Bookplate ffep, also received date stamp. VG+ in secured protective film. Self published. Grahamstown 1991. ISBN 0620161140|
Tells the story of the 1820 Settlers Monument in Grahamstown from conception to completion.
|#18000 O'Meara, E. & Greaves, D. GRAHAMSTOWN REFLECTED Printed boards. 159pp illustrated col.photos. 4to. Bookplate. secured protective film. Grahamstown 1995. ISBN 0958320659|
Text by local author Emily O'Meara and photographs by local photographer Duncan Greaves. A lavishly illustrated look at Grahamstown, original city of the 1820 Settlers. The only book available that covers the city in such detail. Not a formal history, rather a topical record of past and present that misses little if anything of note. There are few dedicated histories of Grahamstown, Joy Collier's "Frontier Post" (1961) being one, and this fills the gap for a look at the city's heritage environment as we see it today.
|#18022 O'Meara, Emily. WALKING TOURS OF GRAHAMSTOWN. Focusing On The Historical Aspects Of The Central City. 49pp stapled oblong booklet. Fine condition. Albany Museum. Grahamstown 1990. |
Well illustrated with maps, line drawings, and photographs. Four separate walks are outlined
|#17986 Randell, Dorothy. GRAHAMSTOWN MAGIC. Exploring With A Sketchbook. Printed wraps. oblong 8vo. illustrated b/w sketches and accompanying text. Bookplate f.pastedown, secured protective film. Grahamstown 1980. |
Nice inscription from Author. Neat pencil sketches, mainly of older houses and buildings - many of settler vintage - to be seen around the city.
|#18283 Randell, George and Dorothy. "WE ALL LIVED HERE". 1822-1977. Printed canvas wraps. 73pp. illustrated col and b/w photos, dwgs etc. 4to. Bookplate. VG+ condition. Self published. Grahamstown 1977. |
Signed by both authors. The story of a house (The Retreat, situate on the corner of Somerset and Prince Alfred streets) in Grahamstown and it's previous owners, beginning with Piet Retief.
|#17982 Reynolds, Rex & Barbara. & Gledhill, Eily GRAHAMSTOWN FROM COTTAGE TO VILLA. Gilt on brown cloth boards. 109pp illustrated b/w photos. plans. etc. lg.8vo. No inscrip. bookplate ffep else VG+ in d/w with secured protective film. South African Yesterdays Number 5. David Philip. Cape Town 1974. ISBN 0949968293|
A look at early domestic architecture in Grahamstown from 1812.
|#17987 Reynolds, Rex & Barbara. (Comp. Eily Gledhill). THE PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS IN GRAHAMSTOWN. A Photographic Record By ... Printed white wraps. 36pp stapled booklet. Bookplate, wraps browned, sound but a Good only copy. Historic Grahamstown & African Museum, Johannesburg. 1971. |
Catalogue of athe Author's 55-item photographic exhibition in the Main Hall of the Johannesburg Public Library 12 April to 2nd May 1971. English & Afrikaans texts.
|#18208 Sister Margaret. Chapel Of St Mary And All Of The Angels. Staples 11pp 12mo. Wraps stained & browned, but contents VG condition. Grahamstown Training College. nd. (late 1960s). |
This account was as written in Sister Margaret's own exercise book for the purposes of lectures to students on how the apse ceiling fresco of the Madonna & Child came to be painted during 1924-1929 in what was then the chapel of the Grahamstown Training College.
|#18026 Unknown. COMMUNITY OF THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD, GRAHAMSTOWN. Printed wraps. 59pp stapled booklet illustrated b/w. sm.8vo. No bookplate. VG-F condition. Grahamstown. nd. c.1980s. |
The Community remains active in the community both locally in the town and also at Hillandale, a retreat, some few km outside Grahamstown in a country setting.
|#18030 Unknown. THE CENTENARY OF METHODIST COMMEMORATION CHURCH GRAHAMSTOWN 1850-1950. Printed wraps. 23pp illustrated b/w photos. Bookplate. VG+ condition. Grahamstown. c.1950. |
The Commemoration Church is one of the landmarks of Grahamstown situated prominently at the top of Bathurst Street with its five spires. The foundation stone was laid in 1845 by the Rev. William Shaw (himself a Settler) to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the landing of the Settlers.
|#17981 Van der Riet, Frank. GRAHAMSTOWN IN EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS. Blue cloth boards. 111pp illustrated b/w photos. sm.4to. No inscrips. bookplate ffep else a VG+ copy in d/w with secured protective film. South African Yesterdays Number 4. David Philip. Cape Town 1974. ISBN 0949968277|
Illustrates the development of the town in early years, and the activities of its inhabitants. A separate chapter features the photographic work of Dr William Guybon Atherstone.
|#18017 Various. GRAHAMSTOWN MISCELLANY. Gilt title on blue vynide boards with multiple items bound in or inserted into bound-in pockets. 4to. Bookplate. boards Fine condition, contents VG+ to Fine. |
Contains the following items.
1. Folded cold.map of the Grahamstown Botanical Garden (as the 1820 Settlers Wild Flower Garden). c.1970s.
2. E.F. Vos. Early Eastern Cape Architecture of Grahamstown. 8pp illustrated b/w stapled reprint from S.A. Architectural Record April 1968.
3. F.G. van der Riet. The Settler Celebrations Of 1870, Compiled From Contemporary Accounts. 24pp card wraps illustrated b/w. oblong A4. 1970.
4. Eily Gledhill. Settler Country. covers Grahamstown, Table Hill Farm, Sidbury Park, Assegai Bush, Salem, the signal towers, posts, & forts. card wraps. 20pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. 1970.
5. J.M. Berning. A Select Bibliography On The 1820 Settlers And Settlement. card wraps 16pp. 3rd edn. 1974.
6. J.B. Mc I Daniel. Grahamstown And Its Environs. 40pp card wraps. ISER Grahamstown 1974.
7. 1820 Foundation. Settler Country, How To See Bathurst And Its Surroundings. large foldout map and guide. illustrated col. nd.
8. 1820 Foundation. Settler Country, How To See The Frontier Forts, Posts, and Signal Stations. large foldout map and guide. illustrated col. nd.
9. 1820 Foundation. The 1820 Settlers National Monument Grahamstown, Home Of The 1820 Foundation. wraps. 27pp. nd.
10. 1820 Foundation. 1820 Settlers National Monument, A Pictorial Guide. card wraps 8pp illustrated col. stapled. 1983.
11. 1820 Foundation. 1820 Settlers National Monument, A Pictorial Guide. wraps 6pp illustrated col. stapled nd.
12. 1820 Foundation. 1820 Settlers National Monument, Tenth Anniversary. card wraps 16pp illustrated col. stapled 1984.
13. 1820 Foundation. 1820 Settlers National Monument, single card fold 4pp illustrated col. nd.
15. Grahamstown Publicity Assoc. Grahamstown. bilingual foldout illustrated guide. nd.
16. Grahamstown Publicity Assoc. What To See In The Settler City. wraps 16pp illustrated b/w. nd.
17. Grahamstown Publicity Assoc. Grahamstown. wraps 28pp illustrated col.b/w. nd.
18. Philippa Burchell. Plantagenet- A Story Of Grahamstown. Illus by Willy. (Children's story). wraps 17pp.
19. Philippa Burchell. Timothy (Son Of Plantagenet). A Story Of Oatlands. (Children's story). wraps 12pp.
20. Transnet At The 1994 National Arts Festival In Grahamstown. 16pp cold.illustrated
21. The Black Sash. Graham's Town, The Untold Story. A Social History And Self-Guided Tour. wraps 61pp with map in pocket. 1997.
22. The Grahamstown Foundation. The 1820 Settlers National Monument. The Living Monument. wraps stapled. 24pp illustrated
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|#18143 Marais, J.S. MAYNIER AND THE FIRST BOER REPUBLIC. Green cloth boards. 159pp. index. map on rear eps. bibliography. 8vo. Ex-library copy rebound in original green boards with new eps. bookplate to title page. ff well browned, library number on spine inked out, o/w clean and sound. Maskew Miller. Cape Town 2nd imp. 1962. |
The first Boer Republic was that of Graaff Reinet. This study covers the history of the eastern frontier of the Cape Colony during the years 1788 to 1802. The author's examination of Landrost & Commissioner Maynier is at variance with Theal. Theal's 'History of South Africa' was the major work of its day and the author concludes that he was not only in error, but his continual bias in favour of the colonists and against the Xhosa and others reveals the need for a critical review of his work. Covers the Boer rebellion of 1799 and the second & third 'kaffir' wars.
|#18046 Palmer, Eve. THE PLAINS OF CAMDEBOO. Gilt title in red block on light buckram boards. 320pp illustrated col.b/w photos. 8vo indexed. Bookplate to half-title. VG+ in secured protective film. London 1990 revised and updated edition. ISBN 094746431X|
The classic text of the Karoo district where Author's family have lived for four generations. The fauna and flora of this semi-desert region (well known as the source of South Africa's premier lamb chops), fossils and relics of early man are all described in a manner not as history, not as botany, not as biography, yet all at once together. Extensive references and well illustrated.
|#18039 Penrith, James. & Jansen, Chris. THE GREAT KAROO. Pride Of South Africa No.14. Printed boards. 24pp illustrated col.b/w photos. maps. 8vo. Bookplate ffep. boards rubbed, VG although contents fine. Purnell 1974. ISBN 0360002714|
Popular topographic and historic overview for the traveller.
|#18037 Southey, Joan. FOOTPRINTS IN THE KAROO. A Story Of Farming Life. Blue boards. 275pp illustrated col.b/w photos. sm.4to. Bookplate f.pastedown. a near Fine copy in matching d/w in secured protective film. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 1990 1st edn. ISBN 9780947464257|
Inscribed by Author on title page thus: "xxxx, With Best Wishes Joan M. Southey 2-4-91" and "Kathy Southey 18.9.93". A look at daily life in the arid Karoo region of South Africa. Well illustrated, this looks at 14 farms in the area and the historical and contemporary personages involved with them.
|#18226 Unknown. 1879-1979 CENTENARY PROGRAM. The Railway To Graaff-Reinet. Printed card wraps. 47pp illustrated photos. advertisements, 4to. VG+ condition. August 1979. |
The Midland Railway between Graaff-Reinet & Port Elizabeth was opened on 26th August 1879. This is a programme of the week's centenary activities. A history of the railway with photographs is given. A centenary train ran between Graaff-Reinet & Port Elizabeth ran for the occasion. At the same time the newly created Karoo Nature Reserve was handed over to the Provincial Administration. Article in afrikaans on Thomas Francois Burgers, 4th President of the South African Republic who was born in the Camdeboo area. Interesting supporting advertisements and photographs of the town.
|#18041 van Schalkwyk, Wendy. (Comp). ABERDEEN OF THE CAPE. A Retreat Of The Future. Printed wraps. 168pp illustrated b/w. Fine condition. Westby-Nunn 2007. ISBN 9780620381499|
Its history, unique buildings, mohair & wool farms, Anglo-Boer War, personalities and anecdotes which make up this character town. Includes lists of the Aberdeen Rebels, British casualties and prisoners, graves in the British Garden of Remembrance. A very comprehensive and extensively illustrated history of this small Karoo town.
|#18058 Westby-Nunn, Tony. GRAAFF-REINET. An Illustrated Guide To The Town; Including Aberdeen & Nieu-Bethesda. Printed boards. 192pp illustrated col.b/w. 4to. A Fine unread copy. Elephant Head 2004. ISBN 062031690X|
Contains stories and anecdotes on the history, buildings, the people and the cultures that make up the towns and the village. Features tourist attractions, accommodation, and hunting properties. Very well illustrated.
|#18227 Whitlock, S. GRAAFF-REINET. An Album Of Old Photos. Wraps, 32pp stapled, sm.oblong 4to. VG condition. Self published. nd. |
Over 50 photographs by William Roe from 1861 provide virtually the only extant record of 19thC Graaff-Reinet, the fourth oldest town in South Africa. Buildings, streets, activities, wagons & trains, people, all recorded by the lens.
|#18044 Willis, Rose. ROUND-UP On Tourism. Bound one volume royal blue vynide. Fine condition inside and out. Central Karoo District Municipality. Monthly issues Nos.85 to 116 inc. (Jan 2001 to Sep 2003). Vol.2 Nos.1 to 24. inc. (Oct 2003 to Sep 2005). Also 'Rambler' Vol.1 Nos.1,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11. (Jan 1995 to Nov 1995). Also 'Beaufort Bugle' Nos.1-5 inc. (Sep 1995 to Apr/May 1996). |
'Round-Up' provides snippets of Karoo history as well as hints on places and happenings. 'Rambler' covers travel in the Garden Route, Klein & Central Karoo regions.
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|#18125 East London Publicity Association & East London Museum. EAST LONDON MISCELLANY. Stapled booklets bound one volume gilt on red vynide. Bookplate. Fine condition. |
Five interesting ephemeral items bound together, comprising:
Jeremy Watson. The Urban Trail, A Walk Around EL's CBD. 60pp. nd. (1980s).
East London, Places Of Interest And Some Things To Do. 25pp. 1980.
Gately House, East London's Town House. 16pp. nd.
Keith Tankard. East London's Historic Beachfront - A Brief Pictorial History. 4pp.
The Coelacanth, A Short History Of Its Discovery.
|#18319 German Settlers Centenary Committee. GERMAN SETTLER'S CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS 1858-1958. Souvenir Programme. East London 28th June To 15th July 1958. Printed wraps. 48pp stapled 185mm w x 248mm h. includes additional page for extra event on the 12th July. supporting advertisements. Bookplate. wraps a little worn hence G+ condition. |
The official programme for the celebratory events spread over more than 2 weeks. Messages of congratulation from the East London mayor, the German consul, and other dignitaries. Not generally realised is that over 5000 German settler, both military and civilian, were settled in the Eastern Cape between 1858 and 1883, a figure which surpasses the 4000 British 1820 Settlers.
|#18163 Tankard, Keith., Odendaal, Yvette., & Vernon, Gillian. ECHOES FROM THE EASTERN CAPE. Papers Presented To The Eastern Cape Historical Organisation (ECHO) Conference, King Williamstown 1991. Spiral bound in card wraps, 68pp A4. Bookplate. near Fine condition. |
Contains the following papers:
Richard Bouch. Why We Need Integrated-Approach Regional Histories.
Gary Baines. Port Elizabeth's Place In South African Historiography.
Ashley Westaway. Inroads And Networks: Rural Changes In Keiskammahoek.
Keith Tankard. The Development Of Racism At East London.
Jeff Peires. Piet Draghoender's Lament.
Mlandi Vazi. Pirie Mission: The Black Voice In Church And School.
Vuyani Mqingwana. John Tengo Jabavu: The Ambiguities Of Hope.
Sharon Caldwell. Segregation And Plague: King William's Town And The Plague Outbreaks Of 1900-1907.
George Hofmeyr. King William's Town And Immigration In The 1850s.
|#18130 Tankard, Keith. HISTORY OF EAST LONDON SERIES Nos.1, 2, 4, 6. Bound with original wraps in one volume red vynide. A4. Fine condition inside and out, unread copies. Self-published 1999. |
The contents of the four issues bound are:
No.1. Strangulation And Prosperity: Economic Troubles In Early East London. 1999. 11pp.
No.2. Creating A Harbour: Harbour Development At East London During The 19th Century. 1999. 17pp.
No.4. The Kennaway Girls. 1999. 12pp. (includes official passenger list with origin and age of 153 women).
No.6. Early Black Townships At East London. 1999. 14pp.
These four history reviews provide an academic perspective on the subject matter. The Kennaway girls came from Ireland as potential wives for the Settlers due to a shortage of females.
|#18132 Taylor, M.H. TIME AND THE RIVER. East London's Centenary Pageant Book. Printed green wraps. 59pp illustrated photos stapled booklet. oblong 8vo. Wraps spotty, hence G+, contents Fine & unmarked. nd. (1948). |
Describes the 11 scenes of the pageant (with additional Afrikaans text), list of cast, etc. The Author was also the writer of the pageant scenario and commentary.
|#18127 Unknown. THE GATEWAY TO THE BORDER AND TRANSKEIAN TERRITORIES. Bound gilt on navy skivertex. 103pp stapled booklet. oblong. Binding fine. contents stained, front wrap not bound in, pp51-54 not present. East London Publicity Association & South African Railways Administration. 1935. |
An early travel guide, well illustrated, illustrating East London, Cambridge, King Williams Town, Alice, Lovedale, Fort Hare, Peddie, Stutterheim, Fort Beaufort, Hogsback, Cathcart, Queenstown, Tarkastad, Dordrecht, Indwe, Cala, Elliot, Maclear, Molteno, Burgherdorp, Barkly East, Aliwal North, Komgha, Butterworth, Idutywa, Umtata, Port St Johns, Lusikisiki, Flagstaff, Mount Ayliff, Mount Frere,
|#18131 Watson, Jeremy. THE URBAN TRAIL. Join The Trail That Takes You Through The Tangible History Of East London's Constantly Evolving Urban Environment. Printed card wraps. 175pp illustrated b/w. A4. index, bibliography. Bookplate. wraps lightly marked hence VG+ condition only, contents Fine and unread. Heritage Committee Of The Institute of South African Architects (Border) and the Border Institute of Architects. 2nd edition 1989 |
Provides six walking trails through central East London, two through the West Bank, and two through Belgravia, Lower Southernwood & Lower Selbourne. Includes maps, a brief history of East London, and appendices on materials & construction, terminology, styles, place name sources.
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|#18126 Coates, P.N.A. THE HISTORY OF MUIR COLLEGE. Gilt dec blue skivertex. 152pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Bookplate ffep. VG-Fine condition in d/w (lightly rubbed, no loss, chips, tears). Muir College, Uitenhage 1975. |
A non-denominational boy's high school which claims to be the oldest such in South Africa. Continuity of existence for the College in Uitenhage exists since 1864, and publication of this book celebrates 100 years of existence at the Park Road premises.
|#18117 East Cape Calligrapher's Guild. PORT ELIZABETH OF YESTERYEAR. A Concise Pictorial History. Printed buff wraps. 36pp sepia text & photos. 4to. Bookplate. Fine condition. Walmer nd. (1993). |
Each page with an historic photograph (33) and descriptive calligraphic text. Includes Weekend Post review of this publication.
|#18104 Frescura, Franco. (Ed). CONSERVING A HERITAGE. Proceedings Of A Conference On "Conservation In The Eastern Cape" Held In Grahamstown On 24 March 1986. Spiral-bound 106pp roneoed production. illustrated b/w. card covers. A4. Bookplate. VG+ condition. East Cape Heritage Committee of The Institute of South African Architects in association with The Department of Agriculture, University of Port Elizabeth. ISBN 0869883100|
Contributions on various aspects of the subject:
An Overview of Conservation Action In The Eastern Cape. Danie Theron.
'n Ontwikkelingsplan Vir Enon. Dept. Architecture UPE.
Conservation In The Eastern Cape: A Grahamstown Viewpoint. Chris Hummel.
Towards A South African Conservation Ethic. David Yuill.
Keiskammahoek Historical Survey. Dept. Architecture UPE.
Management Of Sandy Coastlines. An Ecological Perspective. Anton McLachlan.
Conservation Of The Mossel Bay Post Office Tree Area. A Case Study. Gawie Fagan.
Is There A Future For Our Past. What Memories Should We Conserve And For Whom? Revel Fox.
Bathurst - Images Of A Settler Village. Dept. Architecture UPE.
Monkeys In A Cage - The Dilemma Of Open Air Museums In Southern Africa. Franco Frescura.
A Conservation Strategy For A Small Town In The Eastern Cape. Dennis Radford.
Die Argitektuur Van Steytlerville. Dept. Architecture UPE.
Summing Up. Rod Philip.
|#18102 Harradine, Margaret. PORT ELIZABETH. A Social Chronicle To The End Of 1945. Blue vynide boards. 304pp illustrated b/w. 4to. Bookplate. Fine condition in d/w in secured protective film. Waltons. PE 1994. ISBN 0620190043|
Author was Africana librarian in the city libraries for many years. Contains a detailed chronology of events in Port Elizabeth from 1488 to 1945, a brief biographical section relating to names in the former, photographs, maps, and a detailed index. Publication celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publisher. An excellent compendium with many illustrations.
|#18103 Herholdt, A.D., Nesbit, G.H.H., & Steenkamp, H.E. EIGHT BEAUTIFUL GOTHIC REVIVAL CHURCES OF PORT ELIZABETH. Printed wraps. 192pp illustrated b/w. A4. bibliography. Bookplate. Fine condition. AD Hoc. Port Elizabeth 1994. ISBN 0869885480|
This valuable architectural heritage is located in Port Elizabaeth Central, the individual churches being:
The Collegiate Church of St Mary's the Virgin, St Mary's Terrace.
The Hill Presbyterian Church, Alfred Terrace.
St Augustine's Cathedral, Western Road.
The Pearson Street Congregational Church.
The Holy Rosary Convent Chapel, Western Road.
St John's Methodist Churh, Havelock Street.
St Cuthbert's Gray Memorial Church, Westbourne Road.
From a general introduction to the Gothic revival this work deals with the architecture, furniture, organs, bells, and stained glass aspects of these churches. Useful glossary of terms.
|#15987 Historical Society Of Port Elizabeth. LOOKING BACK The Journal Of The Historical Society Of Port Elizabeth. Vols.1 - 44, 1961-2005. 130 issues bound 21 volumes of disparate sizes gilt on green vynide. Originally published quarterly, later annually. Volumes 45-48 inc. (2006-2009) loose. 8vo. Fine condition. |
Historical minutae relevant to Port Elizabeth and the Eastern Cape. Probably a unique collection, a full run to date.
|#18101 Leigh, Ramon Lewis. (Ed). THE CITY OF PORT ELIZABETH. A Volume Issued On The Occasion Of The First Hundred Years Of The Port Elizabeth Chamber Of Commerce Inc. Gilt on red vynide boards. 628pp illustrated b/w photos. lg.4to. Bookplate. Fine condition. Felstar. Johannesburg 1966. |
"From A Border Garrison Town To A Modern Commercial And Industrial City". Naturally featuring coverage of all of the Chamber's members, there are interesting historical sections. "Port Elizabeth In 1820" by E.K. Lorimer, and "100 Years Of Commerce" by Eira Parker. Covers also such areas as municipal services, PE as South Africa's third largest port. With Port Elizabeth as a major manufacturing centre, especially in the automotive industry, there are many entries showing contemporary vehicle and component manufacturing plants.
|#18107 Lorimer, E.K. PANORAMA OF PORT ELIZABETH. Red buckram boards, 196pp illustrated 180 b/w and cold.plates. 4to indexed. biblography. Bookplate. a near Fine copy in Good only d/w (complete with some small loss to tail of spine, some reinforcement, also sans the original tipped on picture to the front and which thus shows adhesive stains). Balkema. Cape Town 1971. |
A well researched and illustrated history of Port Elizabeth from the arrival of Bartholomew Dias in 1488 to the end of the 19thC. The city has claim to much important early South African history, the 1820 Settlers landed there, it was a major centre for the wool industry, a major port then and now. Chronology, list of 'firsts'.
|#18106 McLachlan, Gavin. (Ed). THE EXPRESSION OF THE ENTRANCE. 33 Examples From Port Elizabeth. Based Upon Material Produced By The First Year Class Of 1987. 93pp p/b illustrated line dwgs. 4to. Bookplate else a Fine unread copy. Dept. Architecture. University of Port Elizabeth 1988. |
Explores the entrance to buildings, with many institutional, commercial, and domestic examples from around Port Elizabeth .
|#18105 Nesbit, Hunter. A HISTORY 1882-1982. Port Elizabeth School Of Art. Printed wraps. 133pp illustrated col.b/w. oblong 4to. Bookplate. wraps rubbed hence VG, contents Fine Self 1982. |
Reviews the growth of the school over the years with especial attention to the staff involved. As part of the PE Technikon this was subsequently combined with the University of Port Elizabeth to form the new Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).
|#18118 Nixon, R.R.W. (Ed). & Redgrave, J.J. THE PORT ELIZABETH CLUB. (1866-1966). Gilt on black cloth boards. 88pp illustrated b/w photos. Various appendices, list of members etc. 8vo. Bookplate. no inscrip. a near Fine copy. E.H. Walton. Port Elizabeth 1966. |
The nucleus of the club was founded in 1866 with the lease of the Algoa House Hotel billiard room. The first dedicated club-house was in Bird Street. Later merged with the St George's Club (originally for younger members) it is still situated in the Bird Street premises with renovations just completed this year. This volume was published to commemorate the club's centenary. Interesting photographs of early Port Elizabeth.
|#18111 Port Elizabeth Publicity Association. THIS IS PORT ELIZABETH. Printed wraps. 200pp illustrated col.b/w photos. foldout map. 4to. Bookplate. VG condition. PE Publicity (1963). |
Echoing PE's slogan as 'The Friendly City' this publication covers all aspects of the city that could be of interest to the visitor.
|#18100 Redgrave, J. PORT ELIZABETH IN BYGONE DAYS. With Illustrations, Maps And Plans. Grey cloth boards. 547pp illustrated b/w plates, foldout maps. indexed. 8vo. Bookplate ffep else VG+ in secured protective film, no d/w. A particularly nice tight clean copy. Rustica Press. Wynberg 1947. |
One of few in-depth histories available on this historic city. Contains an interesting chapter on the Kimberley diamond rush - as a result of Port Elizabeth being a main port of entry to the interior at that time - the resulting trade reviving the flagging fortunes of the whole Cape Colony, and Port Elizabeth in particular. Bibliography.
|#18116 Robinson, Drummond. & Ayerst, Peter. PORT ELIZABETH AND ENVIRONS. The City - Key Leaders, Companies, Organisations. Silver decorated skivertex boards. 127pp illustrated col.b/w A4. Bookplate. a Fine unread copy. S.A. Today Publications. Port Elizabeth 1995. ISBN 0620188782|
A vanity publication highlighting local industries as well as organisations such as the local Chamber of Commerce, Publicity Association, etc.
|#18129 Terblanche, Otto. (Ed). UITENHAGE 200. 1804-2004. Printed boards. 266pp illustrated col.b/w photos. 4to. Booplate ffep. A Fine unread copy. Uitenhage Bicentenary Committee. 2004. ISBN 0620331070|
A detailed and profusely illustrated history across two centuries of this town. As well as the founding and early years of the town, this book covers such areas as architecture, monuments & memorials, racial zoning and the struggle against apartheid, politics, the automotive industry (Volkswagen & Goodyear), municipal services, Groendal Dam & Wilderness area, and its links with the Netherlands.
|#17944 Various. PORT ELIZABETH SERIES. 7 volumes. Old Times And Old Corners, The Historic Village Of Betheldorp, Index To The Registers Of The Holy Trinity Port Elizabeth 1858-1898, Letter Book Of Sir Rufayne Shaw Donkin, Settlers To The Cape Of Good Hope: Organisation Of The Nottingham Party, The Loss Of The Ship Hercules 16th June 1796, Peace And Wr On The Frontier 1828-1835. The Scott & the Schauder are as issued, the other five items are bound together in one volume gilt on red vynide. The Scott & Schauder items are around VG, the other bound items are Fine. Historical Society of Port Elizabeth. ISBN 0620000465|
A full set, a complete run of The Port Elizabeth Series.
1. John Centlivres Chase. OLD TIMES AND OLD CORNERS. 1975 rpt. (1868). ISBN 0620000465. Limited edition of 500 copies.
2. Colin D. Schauder. THE HISTORIC VILLAGE OF BETHELSDORP. 1974. Limited edition of 500 copies.
3. A.S. Troughton (Comp). INDEX TO THE REGISTERS OF THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH PORT ELIZABETH 1858-1898. 1970. Limited edition of 500.
4. J.B. Scott (Ed). LETTER BOOK OF SIR RUFANE SHAW DONKIN. 1970. Limited edition of 500 copies.
5. Clive M. Burton. SETTLERS TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE: ORGANISATION OF THE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE PARTY. 1971. ISBN 062001656. Limited edition of 500.
6. A. Porter (Ed). THE LOSS OF THE SHIP HERCULES 16th JUNE 1796. 1971. ISBN 062001656. Limited edition of 500.
7. P.H. Butterfield. PEACE AND WAR ON THE FRONTIER. 1828-1835.
For full details of individual items refer to our catalogue Q198 on our web site.
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|#15986 Border Historical Society. THE COELACANTH. Magazine Of The Border Historical Society. Vols. 1 (1963) to 46 (2008). 91 issues bound 21 volumes red vynide. sm.8vo. The four latest issues, 2005-2008 inc. are loose. Generally 2 issues pa but from 2005 one issue p.a. only. Two early issues are photocopies. Index for issues 21/1 to 34/2 bound in. Fine condition. East London. |
The main force of these historical articles is the Border area (East London) with occasional mention of adjacent Eastern Cape towns and villages. Includes the special issue devoted to the life of Dr Marjorie Courtney-Latimer. No.35 of 150 numbered copies with cold.portrait of her on the front wrap. Dr Courtney-Latimer was the curator of the East London Museum at the time that she recognised the odd fish found by the captain of the trawler 'Nerene', and that was later identified as a coelacanth by the then Rhodes University chemistry lecturer J.L.B. Smith. Probably a unique collection, a full run to date.
|#18048 Burton, Alfred W. SPARKS FROM THE BORDER ANVIL. A Record Of Remarkable And Inspiring Events And Of Progressive Enterprise On The Long-Contested Cape Frontier, Now The Border Districts Of The Cape Province. Red cloth boards. xviii + 293pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate. VG+ condition in G-VG d/w (loss to lower spine, since reinforced and carefully repaired, still quite attractive - these d/w are notoriously frail being printed on thin paper) in secured protective film. Provincial. King Williams Town. 1st imp 1950. |
With 85 illustrations. Tales of pioneers in the areas east of the Great Fish River. Much on witchcraft, Nongqawuse and the great cattle killings of 1856-7, a chapter on a voyage to the border in 1862 on the Union Line R.M.S. "Dane". An interesting survey of the history and events in the border area.
|#15984 Holliday, E.W. (Comp). QUEENSTOWN 1824-1994. Gilt decorated maroon vynide. 155pp indexed. sm.8vo. Bookplate ffep. Bottom front corner bumped hence VG++ condition. Queenstown & Frontier Historical Society. Queenstown 1995. Copy No.79 of limited edition thus. ISBN 0620189339|
A chronological record of significant events. Includes appendices: "Origin of street names", "Index of names", "Brief chronology", "Biographical notes".
|#15983 Queenstown And Frontier Historical Society. HEXAGON. Volumes 1-15. The Journal Of... 15 issues bound 3 volumes gilt on blue vynide. No bookplate. Fine condition. 1978-1994. |
Historical vignettes related to the area plus records of outings and lectures organised by the Society.
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|#18018 1820 Settlers Memorial Trust. (T.H. Barry). 1820. Printed wraps, 16pp stapled booklet. illustrated photos. oblong 8vo. Bookplate, VG-F condition. Grahamstown 1961. |
This publication gives a brief outline of the Settlers and their achievements preparatory to outlining details of a plan for a monument to the settlers. Although this was not in the end the way that the monument was achieved, this records early ideas and plans on the matter. Contains a list of selected Settler africana items from the collection of the Albany Museum,
|#18006 Bryer, Lynne. & Hunt, Keith S. THE 1820 SETTLERS. Terracotta cloth boards. 80pp. illustrated col.b/w photos, plates. 4to. Bookplate. Fine in d/w (no chips or tears, browned inside, spine a little faded) in secured protective film. Heritage Series: 19th Century. Don Nelson. Cape Town 1984 1st edn. ISBN 0909238871|
A extensively illustrated social history of the settlers gives a general but detailed overview of the settlers. The 4000 immigrants changed the character of the area and of South Africa as a whole. Lynne Bryer is a descendant of the settler John Ayliffe and has written other books on the 1820 Settlers.
|#18009 Bryer, Lynne. THE BRITISH SETTLERS OF 1820. Printed red wraps. 32pp illustrated b/w 4to. Bookplate. a clean VG copy. Chameleon. Plumstead 1986. ISBN 9780620100519|
A brief overview of how some 4000 British emigrants landed in Algoa Bay in 1820 and the life they found in the Eastern Cape.
|#18004 Butler, Guy. (Comp) & Vieweg, C. (Illus). THE STORY OF THE BRITISH SETTLERS. Printed wraps. 25pp 220mm w x 100mm h. Bookplate. VG+ condition. Grahamstown 1970. |
A 25-part series of illustrated strips. Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the British Settlers. These first appeared in National morning newspapers during June-July 1968.
|#18013 Butler, Guy. (Ed). (with John Benyon & Eily Gledhill). THE 1820 SETTLERS. An Illustrated Commentary. Brown cloth boards. tipped-in cold.frontis. 366pp illustrated b/w. lg.4to. index, notes, bibliography. Bookplate. Light shelfwear & edges fox hence VG+ in d/w (no loss, chips, or tears) in secured protective film. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1974. |
Photographs by Rex & Barbara Reynolds. The fullest general history of the 1820 settlers available. A huge number of people emigrated from the British Isles in the 19th century and although the 4000 that emigrated to the Eastern Cape is numerically insignificant from the British point of view, from that of the Cape Colony this was a large influx to a previously sparsely settled area. Bearing in mind that the government of the day actively sought and sponsored them to settle a buffer zone in an area between the Cape Colony and what was then known as Kaffraria they had a special position in relation to their colonial government which was thus pressured to ensure their survival and wellbeing.
|#17996 Collier, Joy. FRONTIER POST. The Story Of Grahamstown. Grey cloth boards. 64pp illustrated line dwgs. sm.4to. Bookplate ffep. VG+ in reinforced d/w in secured protective film. University Publishers & Booksellers. Grahamstown 1961. |
A history of this 1820 Settler town and the turbulent frontier on which it is situated. Illustrated by Author.
|#18036 Dugmore, Rev. Henry Hare. (Eds. F.G. Van Der Riet & Rev. L.A. Hewson.). THE REMINISCENCES OF AN ALBANY SETTLER. Together With His Recollections Of The Kaffir War Of 1835. Gilt on red cloth boards. 92pp. photo frontis, map. 8vo. indexed. Bookplate. boards faded & some offset to feps. hence VG in VG d/w (no loss, chips, or tears, browned & some minor marks) in secured protective film. Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown 1958 reprint. |
One of the most informative and readable accounts of the founding of the Albany Settlement in the Eastern Cape Province.
|#18073 Dugmore, Rev. H.H. THE REMINISCENCES OF AN ALBANY SETTLER. A Lecture Delivered In Grahamstown At The British Settlers Jubilee, May 1870. Gilt on maroon vynide. xi + 66pp. 8vo indexed. Bookplate ffep hence Fine conditon. Grant Christison. Pietermaritzburg 1990. ISBN 0958305129|
Introduction & notes by Grant Christison. Includes the poetry & songs which were not included in the 1958 Grocott & Sherry reprint edition. Various useful notes, index etc. Interesting period reminiscences. Facsimile reproduction of the original 1871 Richards & Glanville 1st edn. By far the nicer of the two reprints of this work.
|#18209 Gledhill, Eily (Comp). SETTLER COUNTRY. Historic Grahamstown, Table Hill Farm, Sidbury Park, Assegaai Bush, Salem, The Signal Towers, The Posts And Forts. Printed card wraps. 20pp illustrated foldout map. 1820 Settlers National Memorial Foundation. Grahamstown 1970. |
A supplement to the Bathurst Brochure containing notes on places of historical interest in Grahamstown and some other parts of the Settler country. Details of route & opening times for open day on 6th September 1970.
|#18019 Hewson, Leslie. (Illus. Dorothy Randell). THEY SEEK A CITY. Methodism In Grahamstown. Printed wraps. 110pp illustrated b/w. Bibliography. Bookplate else Fine condition. ISER Rhodes Univerity. Grahamstown 1981. ISBN 0868100684|
From the first Methodist settlers of 1820 to more recent times, a history of their social, religious, and educational endeavors in the area. Various appendices including details of all memorials in the Commemoration Methodist Church and a list of names on the two war memorials.
|#17999 Hockly, Harold Edward. THE SETTLERS OF 1820. A Brief History For Use In Schools And Other Educational Institutions. Printed stiff wraps. 62pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Bookplate ffep. rear wrap browned hence VG-F condition. Juta. Cape Town 1966. |
A subset of the information presented in author's publication "The Story Of The British Settlers Of 1820 In South Africa". This makes an excellent introduction to the history of the 1820 Settlers.
|#18007 Hockly, Harold Edward. THE STORY OF THE BRITISH SETTLERS OF 1820 IN SOUTH AFRICA. Red cb. photo frontis, illustrated b/w photos, maps, 8vo, indexed. Bookplate half-title page. VG++ in worn pc.d/w (no loss but rubbed at edges, worn at head & tail of spine, reinforced). Juta. Cape Town 1973 rpt. 2nd enlarged & revised edition |
Chronicles the arrival of the Settlers of 1820 on the shores of Southern Africa & their location on the Eastern Frontier of the old Cape Colony as a buffer against the increasing migration of the bantu tribes westwards into the Colony. Includes list of Settlers, Roll of Honour, extensive bibliography.
|#17997 Hudson-Reed, Sydney. 1820 SETTLER STORIES. Blue cloth boards. 126pp illustrated b/w dwgs. 8vo. Bookplate. VG+ in repaired d/w (no loss) in secured protective film. Macmillan. Johannesburg 1970 1st edition. |
Selections with a humorous twist from the writings of other authors that illustrate the daily life of the ordinary Settler. Illustrated with sketches by "WILLY".
|#18029 Hudson-Reed, Sydney. BY FIRE AND WATER 1820-1877. An Account Of Baptist Beginnings In Southern Africa , 1820-1877. Illustrations by 'Willy'. Printed blue wraps. 62pp illustrated b/w photos & dwgs. Bookplate. Ownership inscrip to title page, else VG condition. Baptist Press 1970. |
Signed by Author on title page. The Baptists established themselves first in Salem, then in Grahamstown, expanding further to Port Elizabeth, Alice, Durban, Cape Town.
|#18010 Jones, E. Morse. ROLL OF THE BRITISH SETTLERS IN SOUTH AFRICA. Part 1. Up To 1826. Green cloth boards. 174pp illustrated b/w photos, foldout map. errata slip. 8vo. Bookplate. several small highlighted entries, hence VG-F copy in VG+ d/w (no loss, chips, tears, a little browned, reinforced) in secured protective film. A Fine map (sometimes missing). A.A. Balkema. Cape Town 1971 2nd edition. |
A 'who's who' of 2000 heads of families and individual settlers. Also 550 potted biographies of prominent settlers. Considerable research renders this a valuable resource for early Settler family origins.
|#18003 Jones. E. Morse. THE LOWER ALBANY CHRONICLE. Part Two. 1826-1840. Cyclostyled 13" x 8" stapled 163pp. Spotting along top edge o/w VG+ condition. Lower Albany Historical Society. 1970 revised edition. |
A chronological survey culled from books, letters, diaries, periodicals, ms. etc. with notes, index, list of sources. Births, deaths, marriages, christenings, sales, military & commercial activity, and more. A picture of life on a day by day basis.
|#17991 Lanham & Willmore. THE 1820 SETTLERS OF SEVENFOUNTAINS AND SALEM. Issued By The 1820 Settlers Commemoration Committee Of Grahamstown To Mark The 4th Pilgrimage On 7th September 1959. Blue wraps. 59pp illustrated b/w photos/plates. Annots to eps. newspaper clipping affixed inside f.wrap. A sound copy but general condition G+ only. Grahamstown 1959. |
General notes on various aspect of the Settlers, including the tale of Elizabeth Salt smuggling gunpowder carried to look like a baby through to besieged during the battle of Makana Kop. The two main articles refer to the title subjects. The Parkin party had originally been promised land near Clanwilliam. Dissenting members formed a sub party and under Sir Rufane Donkin's proclamation of the 1820 scheme moved to Sevenfountains. The Sephton party, at 344 members the largest of all, shipped onboard the "Aurora" with overflow berthed on the "Brilliant". They settled the area known as Salem. Richard Gush was a member of this party.
|#17998 Lanham, W. Bain. & Willmore, Ernest R. (Eds). ON THE ROAD OF THE SETTLERS, HIGHLANDS NEK. A Brochure To Commemorate The Unveiling Of A Plaque At Highlands Nek, Where The 1820 Settlers Crossed Into Albany And Bathurst, And Marking The Third Historic Pilrimage In Settler Country. Green printed wraps. 48pp illustrated b/w photos & foldout map. Bookplate else VG+ condition. Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown 1958. |
Inscribed "With Compliments. W. Bain Lanham JP". Includes chapter by Ernest W. Willmore on the old Drostdy Farm (Cyperfontein, now Strowan and still owned by the Palmer family).
|#18008 Preston, Wendy Beale. STORY OF A FRONTIER FAMILY. Gilt on black rexine. xiv + 327pp. illustrated col.b/w 4to. indexed. Bookplate half-title. A Fine copy in VG d/w (reinforced, no loss, chips, or tears). Self-published by E. Miles. np. nd. (c.1983). ISBN 0620079983|
A well illustrated history of the 1820 Settlers with particular reference to the Miles family (Robert & Anne) who came as members William Ford's Wiltshire party on board the "Weymouth" along with William Cock's party. Includes extensive family trees and references.
|#18011 Rivett-Carnac, Dorothy. THUS CAME THE ENGLISH. White cloth boards. 147pp illustrated b/w dwgs. index & bibliograpy. lg.8vo. Bookplate. VG+ in clean VG d/w (no chips, loss, or tears). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1963 3rd imp. |
Inscribed by Author on half-title thus: "Inscribed by the author. Dorothy E. Rivett Carnac. 28.ii.64". Text details the background of the 1820 Settlers and their early history in the Eastern Cape. The book is restricted mainly to the Albany District being that area between the Fish and Bushman's Rivers, from Port St.Francis (now Port Alfred) inland past Salem and Bathurst to Grahamstown and surrounding areas. Distinctively illustrated by Ernest Ullman.
|#18002 Shuttleworth, Stanley G. 1820 SETTLER WOMEN. The Unsung Heroines Of Those Times. Printed wraps. 152pp p/b illustrated 8vo. Bookplate. VG+ condition in protective film. Self-published. Grahamstown nd. (late 1990s). |
Short biographical accounts of the lives of 31 Settler women culled from various sources. Bibliography.
|#18042 Slater, L. THE STORY OF SIDBURY. 1820-1920. Printed wraps. 76pp illustrated b/w photos, dwgs, maps. 8vo indexed. Bookplate. VG+ condition. Self. Port Elizabeth 1982. ISBN 0620059583|
No.328 of a limited edition of 600 copies. An account of the events and way of life in and near Sidbury during its first 100 years. A local and personal account not concerned with the wider issues of South African history. Useful appendices including memorials and tombstones at St. Peter's & the Methodist church. Also notes on the Sidbury Mounted Rangers raised in 1877 with a list of 32 medals awarded for the Gaika / Gcaleka War 1877-1879.
|#18005 Smurthwaite, Alistair. (Illus. Catherine Kraetschmer). SETTLERS. Printed boards. 32pp lg.8vo. Bookplate else near Fine condition. Donker. 'Know Your Land' Series. Craighall 1985. ISBN 9780868520865|
Written and attractively illustrated for young people in the 8 to 13 age group. At various times the Khoikhoi, Bantu-speaking peoples, Free Burgers (Dutch East India Company employees), Huguenots, Cape Malays, 1820 Settlers, and Indians, settled various areas of South Africa. (Not covered I note are the Chinese peoples).
|#18210 Van der Riet, F.G. THE SETTLER CELEBRATIONS OF 1870. Compiled From Contemporary Accounts. 24pp booklet. illustrated contemporary photos. dwgs. etc. oblong sm.4to. VG. 1820 Settlers National Monument Foundation. Grahamstown 1970. |
Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the landing of the British Settlers (1820).
|#18200 Various. DUGMORE MEMORIAL LECTURES. Bound 4 volumes gilt on black skivertex. 8vo. Bookplate to ffep of each volume. binding & contents all in Fine Condition. the 8th lecture is a photocopy, all others original. The 5th lecture not included. 1820 (Settlers National Monument) (Grahamstown) Foundation. |
The lectures commenced as a prelude to the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the 1820 Settlers.
1st. Winifred A. Maxwell. Reconsiderations. Sep. 4th 1970.
2nd. M.C. O'Dowd. The Second Source. Sep. 6th 1971.
3rd. Monica Wilson. The Interpreters. Sep. 1st 1972.
4th. Lord Blake. The Pioneer Column - Its Origins And Implications. Sep. 4th 1973.
6th. Frank R. Bradlow. The Contributions Of Thomas Baines To South Africa. Sep. 19th 1975.
7th. S.B. Saul. Britain In Decline. Sep. 15th 1976.
8th. Leslie A. Hewson. Farmerfield: William Shaw's Experiment In Social Rehabilitation. Oct. 19th 1981.
9th. B.A. Le Cordeur. Robert Godlonton And The Newspaper Press Of South Africa. Oct 19th 1982.
10th. T.R.H. Davenport. The "Settler" Ministry 1878-1881. Oct 30th 1984.
11th. J.B. Peires. Hope Deferred. Nov. 13th 1986.
12th. H.C. Hummel. Settler Hamlet: A Study In Mentalite. Nov. 3rd 1998.
13th. Guy Butler. The Origins Of The Grahamstown Festival. n.d. 1990.
14th. Elwyn Jenkins. Each Venture A New Beginning. Aug 21 1992.
15th. Paul Maylam. The Politics Of History: The Zulu Past And Its Uses. Aug 5th 1994.
|#18012 Weekend Post. THE SETTLERS. 1820. Weekend Post Souvenir Supplement, September 5 1970. 32pp newspaper supplement. Browned of course, but an excellent copy of an unobtainable item. |
Contains articles on the 1820 settlers, the 1920 Centenary, settler women, Grahamstown, Queenstown, Uitenhage, etc with supporting advertising.
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|#18224 Various ALBANY & RURAL PAMPHLET COLLECTION Including Addo, Bathurst, Ciskei, Clumber, Colesburg, Cradock, Fort Beaufort, Graaff Reinet, Middleburgh, Port Alfred, Somerset East. Over XX assorted items. loose in box file. Generally VG or Fine, sold w.a.f. |
Amongst these items we note the following:
History Of Christ Church, Colesurg. 6pp stapled.
Middleburg & Rhenosterberg. Collected articles. 57pp roneoed A4.
Karoo Region Newsletter 1986. Grootfontein 1911-1986. 47pp stapled A4. 1986
Nieu-Bethesda Owl House. 3-fold.
Nieu-Bethesda Tourist Guide. 6pp stapled.
Heritage Society. Walks Through Graaff-Reinett. 16pp stapled. nd.
Graaff-Reinet Publicity. Information on National Monuments. 20pp stapled.
Graaff-Reinet Museum. Guide. 16pp stapled 1984.
Graaf-Reinet Methodist Centenary. They Built The Chapel 1871-1971. 46pp stapled.
Robin Blignault. The Stormy First 20 Years Of Graaff-Reinet. 20pp stapled. nd.
Graaff-Reinet Museum. Urquhart House. 12pp stapled. 1988.
Die Ned. Geref. Kerkgebou Graaff-Reinet 1886-1986. 14pp.
Save Reinet Foundation 1786-1986. 24pp stapled oblong A4.
Somerset East Info. What To See At The Foot Of The Bosberg. A Stroll Through Old Somerset East. 18pp. nd.
L.J. Webster. A Visit To Salem. 1pp.
History Of St Peter's Church, Sidbury. 1pp.
Sevenfountains. 8pp roneoed A4.
Grocott's Penny Mail. Centenary Edition 1984 of Grahamstown & Kowie Railway.
Royal Marina. (Port Alfred) prosepectus. c.1990.
E. Morse Jones. Bathurst Church. An Outline Of It's Early History. 6pp stapled c.1980s.
The 1820 Settlers Toposcope At Bathurst. 1pp A4 nd.
Bradshaw's Water Driven Wool Mill. 1pp A$ nd.
E. Morse Jones. Clumber: The Story Of A Settler Church 1825-1967. 23pp stapled booklet.
Bathurst Agricultural Museum. Newsletters 1 & 2. 1990-1991.
Pig & Whistle Hotel (Spilco Hotels Group). three-fold. nd.
A Town Like Cradock. from 'Fair Lady' magazine 1991.
Historical Tour of Cradock. 4pp roneoed A4 stapled. nd.
N.G. Kerk Cradock. folded 1pp A4. nd.
Schreiner House, Cradock. NELM. three-fold.
Fort Beaufort Military Museum. The Martello Tower. 8pp roneoed stapled. nd.
Fort Beaufort Military Museum. Guide To Exhibits. 12pp roneoed stapled. nd.
Fort Beaufort Military Museum. Military Weapons. 8pp roneoed stapled. nd.
Ciskei Zwelitsha 14.II.68. The Ciskeian Territorial Authority.
Almost 100 other brochures and leaflets for tourists from towns, guest houses, etc.
|#18228 Various PORT ELIZABETH, UITENHAGE, EAST LONDON, & BORDER PAMPHLET COLLECTION Items loose in box file. Generally VG or Fine, sold w.a.f. |
Amongst these items we note the following:
The Campanile. 10pp stapled brochure.
St Georges Cub. three-fold.
Jane Fraser. The Tale Of Two Village, Rhodes & MacLear. 28pp A4 stapled.
Transkei Tourist Guide. 76pp stapled booklet.
Barkley East. three-fold.
Kaffrarian Museum, King William's Town. threefold.
Focus On Opportunity. 20pp newspaper supplement on PE, Uitenhage, Despatch.
Sellick, W.P. The History Of St Katharine's Church Uitenhage. 43pp A4 stapled glossy.
Port Elizabeth Public Library Building. 1pp roneoed history.
Military Museum Donkin Reserve, Guide to Exhibits. 6pp A4 roneoed.
No.7 Parsonage Hill. 2pp A4 roneoed.
Port Elizabeth Museum. No.7 Castle Hill. 14pp A5 stapled booklt.
"But It's The Horse I'm Thinking About!", PE Horse monument. 1pp A4 roneoed.
City of Port Elizabeth. Feather Market Centre. 10pp A4 glossy brochure.
Port Elizabeth, The Future Of Market Square. 10pp A4 glossy brochure.
Peter Myles. Port Elizabeth Emerges From The Chrysalis. from Sun Magazine 8pp.
East Cape Calligrapher's Guild. Exploring Port Elizabeth Of Yesteryear. Vol.2. card wraps 32pp.
PE Municipality. The City Hall, A Guide For Visitors. 12pp A5 stapled booklet.
SA Institute OfTown Planning. The Donkin Heritage Trail, A Walking Trail Of Port Elizabeth. 32pp A5 stapled booklet.
Over 60 other brochures and leaflets of interest for tourists. Towns, guest houses, points of interest. etc.
|#18207 Various GRAHAMSTOWN PAMPHLET COLLECTION Over 40 assorted items. loose in box file. Generally VG or Fine, sold w.a.f. |
Amongst these items we note the following:
Belinda Tudge. Past & Present At The Cock House. 3pp typescript history the owners.
Albany Museum. Fort Selwyn. folded A4.
Albany Museum. The Observatory Museum. 1983. 32pp stapled
Period Gardens & Tree-Planting. card three-fold (1970).
Programme for 150th Anniversary Ball. (4 Sep 1970) graced by the presence of Sir Arthur Snelling, then British Ambassador to South Africa.
Service At The Trilthon (Settler's Day, 7 Sep 1970) - the three-stone monument at the top of the High Street - .
Publicity Assoc. & SAR&H 1928. Grahamstown, Bathurst, & Port Alfred. nice art decco cover, 64pp stapled.
Publicity Assoc. & SAR&H 1954. Grahamstown, The University City Of The Eastern Province.
Municipality & SAR&H. (1930s). Grahamstown, The Educational Centre.
Municipality. Grahamstown, The Spirit Of Brogress 1820-1955. large 52pp stapled promotional book well supported with contemporary advertising.
J.M. Berning. A Select Bibliography On The 1820 Settlers And Settlement. 1970.
Norman Calitz et al. Architectural report on St Peter's Lodge on Rhodes campus. 1990. 21pp + 18pp A4.
E.F. Vos. Early Eastern Cape Architecture Of Grahamstown. 8pp reprint from SA Architectural Record 1968.
Michael King. The Battle Of Grahamstown. 3pp A4 roneoed.
SAIAB. Biographical sheet on J.L.B. & M. Smith. A4
20+ other items such as municipal brochures, maps, magazine clippings, etc. relating to Grahamstown.
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|#18055 Broderick, S.L. UNWANTED. A Novel Based Upon Historical Events. 566pp p/b illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate ffep hence a Fine only copy. Self. 2009. ISBN 9780620425643|
Author was born in the Eastern Cape. Her novel, set in the border area, blends characters from the past and present including the Ninth Frontier War, against the background of the Eastern Cape coast and mountains. After a long absence a forty-year-old Australian lecturer returns to South Africa to capture her past and becomes enmeshed in the lives of German & Mfengu immigrants. Extensive notes and appendices, photo section.
|#17993 Butler, Guy. RICHARD GUSH OF SALEM. Printed card wraps. 8pp. VG+. Maskew Miller 1982. |
Program for the 1970 CAPAB production of the play directed by Roy Sargeant.
|#17988 Butler, Guy. RICHARD GUSH OF SALEM. Printed card wraps. 8pp. Bookplate title page. damp stain to rear wrap. Maskew Miller 1984 2nd imp. ISBN 0636005283|
Signed by Author, this was his third play written for CAPAB to mark the 150th anniversary of the 1820 Settlers. Gush, a Quaker, was renowned for his non-violence. This play tells the story surrounding an incident when he parlayed with the Xhosa who had raided 500 cattle from the small settler village of Salem.
|#17994 Butler, Guy. RICHARD GUSH OF SALEM. Printed card wraps. 8pp. VG+. Maskew Miller 1982. |
Program for the play preformed at the Rhodes Theatre in 1982 and directed by Rosalie Van Der Gucht.
|#18056 Eve, Jeanette. A LITERARY GUIDE TO THE EASTERN CAPE. Places And The Voices Of Writers. Printed wraps. 402pp illustrated dwgs, photos. lg.8vo. Bookplate ffep. A Fine copy. Double Storey. Cape Town 2003. ISBN 0199930159|
With drawings and photographs by Basil Mills. Selected excerpts from writers of the Eastern Cape past and present with brief biographical notes and a continuing travelogue locating them in time and space. Extensive notes and bibliography.
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|#16289 1820 Foundation. 1820 CONTACT. The Newletter Of The 1820 Foundation. Issues 1.1-20 & 2.1-20. 40 issues in total. A full and complete run of this publication which was terminated with the last issue. Bound 2 volumes brown skivertex 4to. Fine condition. 1820 Foundation. Grahamstown 1981 to 1996. |
Over many years the 1820 Foundation was the centre responsible for many cultural activities such as the Eisteddfod, English Arts Festival (later the National Arts Festival), numerous scholarships and bursaries, the Shakespeare Society, etc. The newsletter, in nice glossy format, records all the activities of this extraordinarily active society. The Foundation later changed its name to the more politically correct Grahamstown Foundation.
|#18119 African Consolidated Theatres. SAVOY. Newton Park, Port Elizabeth. Souvenir Programme. Printed red wraps. 12pp secured with pink bow. G-VG condition. ACT. nd. c.1951. |
Opening souvenir programme of the Savoy cinema (bioscope) in Newton Park. The featured programme was "Happy Go Lovely" starring David Niven, Vera Ellen, & Cesar Romero.
|#18110 Attwell, Eric. PORT ELIZABETH OPERA HOUSE. The First Hundred Years. Plum cloth boards. 130pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Bookplate. a Fine copy in d/w in secured protective film. CAPAB (1992). ISBN 0620169524|
Signed by Author on title page. Looks at the formative years from the earliest days of theatre at the Cape, the first theatre in Port Elizabeth in 1861, and the formation of the PE Theatre & Opera House Company in 1890 with the historic opening on Dec. 1st 1892.
|#18068 Birrell, Harry. (Ed. John Axe). EVERGREEN. The History Of The D.S.G. Grahamstown 1874-1999. Green cloth boards. 465pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. indexed. Bookplate ffep. A Fine unread copy in d/w with protective film. DSG. Grahamstown 1999. |
The Diocesan School For Girls was founded in 1874 in Grahamstown on the inititive of Bishop James Merriman. Today, in Worcester St Grahamstown, this is one of South Africa's foremost girls schools. Contains separate chapters on special interests including one about Bishop Merriman.
|#18047 Burrows, H.R., Kerr, Alexander., & Matthews, Z.K. A SHORT PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF FORT HARE 1916-1959. Printed boards. 84pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate. VG condition in secured protective film. Lovedale Press 1961. |
Extensively illustrated but also with very complete text covering the history of this historic Eastern Cape university situated in the Eastern Cape town of Alice. Its alumni include Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Oliver Tambo, Robert Sobukwe, Robert Mugabe, Seretse Khama, Dennis Brutus. Ivy Matseppe-Cassiburi, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, other ANC stalwarts, and many other African luminaries.
|#18069 Currey, R.F. ST ANDREW'S COLLEGE, GRAHAMSTOWN. 1855-1955. Gilt dec. blue cloth boards. xii + 188pp illustrated b/w. erratum slip. 8vo. indexed. Bookplate. a Fine unread copy in d/w. Blackwell. Oxford 1955. |
Foreword by H.V. Morton. St Andrews was founded by Bishop Armstrong in 1855 and incorporated St George's Grammar School (founded by Bishop Grey in 1848). Includes Roll of Honour from 1878 through 1955 & other appendices.
|#18133 Department of Nature Conservation. PROVINCIAL MUSEUMS OF THE CAPE PROVINCE. Printed wraps. 48pp stapled illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate. tanned around spine else VG+ condition. Provincial Administration of the Cape of Good Hope. nd. c.1970. |
Covers the many natural history and cultural history museums in the Cape Province at the time. Thus the East London, Port Elizabeth, Kaffrarian, Albany, Adelaide, Fort Beaufort, Reinet House, and Queenstown museums are featured.
|#20063 Grahamstown Foundation (1820 Foundation). ANNUAL REVIEW. 1981-2008. A full run bound 2 volumes brown skivertex 4to. Earlier issues illustrated col.b/w, later issues b/w only. some later issues loose. Fine. The Grahamstown Foundation. |
As well as carrying the annual financial report this Review carries an overview report of the Foundation's activities for the year in the fields of art & culture, such as the De Beers English Olympiad, Eastern Cape Eisteddfod, Grahamstown Township Dance Project, National & Regional Schools Festivals of English, National Festival of Science & Technology, Sakhisizwe, Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa. etc. This is the sole publication now carrying such information following the demise of CONTACT.
|#18115 Grey Institute (Union). OLD GREYS' UNION CENTENARY 1893-1993. Printed wraps. 96pp illustrated col.b/w photos. A4. Bookplate. Fine condition. Grey Institute Development Trust. Port Elizabeth 1993. |
Programme of events, 2 June to 5th June 1993. (The Union is for the Old Boys of Grey School, Port Elizabeth). With supporting information on Sir George Grey, past staff and the schools academic and sporting achievements, list of Grey's Springboks, etc.
|#18109 Hattle, James. 'NEATH THE TOWER, PART TWO. The Story Of The Grey School, Port Elizabeth, Updated From The Centenary Edition. Blue skivertex boards. 102pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate. VG+ in VG d/w (some wear but sound with no loss, chips, or tears), a nice sound clean copy. Self (1981). |
Follows on from the original centenary publication of the same name by J.J. Regrave et al. Author was sports editor of the Evening Post for 35 years so this volume heavily highlights the school's sporting achievements.
|#18112 Jackson, Philip. (Ed). ERICA GIRL'S PRIMARY SCHOOL. The First Hundred Years 1883-1983. Red skiverted boards. 58pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Bookplate. VG+ condition in d/w (foxed and reinforced, no loss). Self. 1983. |
Originally a small private school at Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth. Founded in 1883, its history is traced to the present larger school now located on Bayview Avenue. Well illustrated.
|#18074 Kirkby, Howard & Joyce. (Ed. Maxwell Leigh). STILL UPON A FRONTIER. A History Of Kingswood College 1892-1993. Red cloth boards. xvii + 355pp illustrated 4to indexed. Bookplate to half-title. Fine in d/w. Grahamstown 1994. ISBN 0620182202|
The story of 100 years of this prestigious Methodist boarding school located in the city of Grahamstown, Eastern Cape of South Africa. Includes Roll of Honour, Register of Staff, etc. An excellent well illustrated volume.
|#18071 Levick, W.M. & Mullins, C.G. THE 'PREP' STORY. Which Tells The Story Of St. Andrew's Preparatory School, Grahamstown, From 1885-1970. Printed wraps. 162pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. VG condition in secured protective film. Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown 1975 |
St Andrew's Prep was founded in 1885 as a day-school for the younger boys in St Andrews College. In 1904 the school became independant of the College under Robert Mullins, taking in its own boarders, with Robert Mullins as principal.
|#18206 National English Literary Museum. NELM NEWS. Nos.1 to 50. Issues 1-32 (1981-1999) bound one volume gilt on green skiverted. All later editions loose. A printed or photocopied as issued. All in Fine condition. Nelm 1981-2009. |
Originally a single sheet of news on NELM activity, latest editions are up to 20pp A4 glossy stapled and feature book reviews and other book and author related news. Includes the extra 25th Anniversary Edition (2006)
|#18134 Raath, Mike., Pitman, Dorothy., & Bennie, Jenny. (Eds). MUSEUMS OF THE EASTERN CAPE. Printed wraps. 117pp stapled. illustrated b/w. 8vo. Bookplate. VG-F condition. SAMA Eastern Cape. Port Elizabeth 1996. ISBN 0620199164|
Lists 58 different museums in the Eastern Cape.
|#18124 Randles, Brian M. A HISTORY OF THE KAFFRARIAN MUSEUM. Printed wraps. xviii + 165pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Bookplate. a near Fine unread copy. Kaffrarian Museum. KWT. 1984. ISBN 0869860887|
The museum, in King William's Town, is now known as the Amatola Museum. Bibliography of articles and books published by members of the museum staff and Board of Trustees 1884-1984.
|#18108 Redgrave J.J., Pollock A.M., & Hattle, James. 'NEATH THE TOWER. The Story Of The Grey School, Port Elizabeth, 1856-1956. Blue cloth boards. 177pp illustrated portrait frontis, b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate to half-title. offset and fox to eps & edges. G+ in matching d/w (rinforced but no loss). a very clean copy. Timmins. Cape Town 1956. |
Named after Sir George Grey, Governor of the Cape Colony, this well-known Port Elizabeth boy's school is prominent in the Eastern Cape. (and a tough challenge to meet on the rugby field)!
|#18122 Seymour, Rev. Canon W.J. HOLY TRINITY. PORT ELIZABETH 1857-1982. Written For The Occasion Of The One Hundred And Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebrations. Printed wraps. 28pp stapled booklet. Near Fine condition, unread copy. Holy Trinity 1982. |
A brief historical record for the 125th anniversary from established sources. Lord Charles Somerset appointed Rev. Francis McLeland, an 1820 Settler with Parker's Irish Party, to Colonial Chaplain and who founded St Mary's in 1825. When he died in 1853 he was succeeded by Rev. W.H. Fowle who was in sympathy with the "Tractarian" or "high-church" movement. This caused a schism leading to the founding of Holy Trinity.
|#18070 Steevens, Terry. THE TIME OF OUR LIVES. St Andrews College 1855-1990. Blue cloth boards. 458pp cold.frontis. lg.8vo. Bookplate ffep. A Fine copy in matching protected d/w. Self published. |
St Andrews was founded in 1855 in Grahamstown on the Eastern Cape Frontier by Bishop Armstrong, incorporating the Grahamstown Grammar School (founded 1848). Along with St Andrew's Preparatory and the Diocesan School For Girls these three schools exist toghether in Grahamstown and are recognised as among the foremost educational institutions in the South African private school system.
|#16084 The Albany Museum. THE PHOENIX. Vols.1-9 plus index (1988-1996). 25 issues bound 3 vols brown skivertex. illustrated b/w. tall 4to. Fine condition. Grahamstown. |
Magazine Of The Albany Museum. Covers a wide range of topics in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, natural history, and is not restricted to the Eastern Cape. A full complete run.
|#18120 Young, John. THE SPIRIT OF THE TOWER. The Grey. 1856-2006. Printed pictorial boards. 260pp illustrated col.b/w. 4to. Bookplate. hence a Fine unread copy in d/w. Grey Schools. Port Elizabeth 2006. ISBN 0620348380|
Celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Grey Schools in Port Elizabeth. Follows on from the earlier histories 'NEATH THE TOWER. (1955) by J.J. Redgrave et al and 'NEATH THE TOWER, PART 2. (1981) By J. Hattle. A magnificent volume for anyone interested in the history of this prestigious school.
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|#18307 S.W. Twine after J. Knobel, THE ZUURVELD. 1820-1835. A Map Showing The Approximate Position Of Location Of Parties 340w x 230h printed hand-coloured reproduction map on handmade archival paper. (map size given, paper size is larger). New. SvS. Grahamstown 2006. |
Shows the approximate location of the 1820 Settler parties. This is the area bounded on the west and east by the Bushman's and Great Fish rivers and from the coast (Port Francis, now Port Alfred) to Grahamstown inland including Bathurst. View similar at http://www.fables.co.za/14609.jpg
|#18308 S.W. Twine. MAP OF THE COLONY OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE In The Year 1819. 350w x 235h printed hand-coloured reproduction map on handmade archival paper. New. SvS. Grahamstown 2006. |
Shows the principal towns & villages, mission stations, and military posts of the period, extending from the Cape up the west coast to the Buffels river, and eastwards inclusive of Kaffirland past the Great Fish river. View similar at http://www.fables.co.za/14611.jpg
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|#18060 Douglass, Arthur. OSTRICH FARMING IN SOUTH AFRICA. Being An Acccount Of Its Origin And Rise; How To Set About It; The Profits ToBe Derived; How To Manage The Birds; The Capital Required; The Diseases And Difficulties To Be Met With, &c. &c. Gilt title on original terracotta cb variant, blind stamped with ostrich design. viii + 251pp. 10 b/w engravings plus foldout cold.map. 12mo. Bookplate ffep. soft at head and tail of spine else boards VG+, contents Fine and unread. Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. London nd. (1881). |
An amazingly clean, attractive, and comprehensive item on the subject. Includes original promotional leaflet for the book. Heatherton Towers, which was the Author's residence, is near to Grahamstown.
|#18051 Gledhill, Eily. EASTERN CAPE VELD FLOWERS. White printed wraps. 271pp. illustrated 4 cold.plates, 65 b/w plates. maps on eps. 8vo. Bookplate. a Fine copy in secured protective film. CPA. Cape Town nd. |
An authoritative source for 544 species of 125 families, now long out of print. Indexes to botanical and common names, glossary of terms, etc. Illustrated by Author.
|#18059 Greathead, J.B.S. (Ed. D.W. Gess). THE AFRICAN HUNTING AND TRAVEL JOURNALS OF J.B.S. GREATHEAD 1884-1910. Green cloth boards. 325pp illustrated b/w. 4to. Bookplate ffep. A Fine unread copy. Self. 2005. ISBN 0620351292|
JBS Greathead was a busy and successful medical practitioner in Grahamstown, and his journals were a personal record of recreational hunting and travels in Southern and Eastern Africa during the period 1884 to 1910. He records visits to Bloemfontein (1884), Carlisle Bridge & Kowie (1884-1885), Kasouga (1886), Johannesburg (1989), Kopleegte & Addo (1889), Basutoland & Malutsunyane Falls (1891), Eastern Transvaal (1893), Matabeleland & Beira (1899), Bechuanaland (1903), Kenya (1904), Kroonstad (1905), the Zambesi & Broken Hill (1907-1908), Northern Rhodesia & Luangwa Valley (1910). The book is illustrated with his own photographs which have never previously been published. J.B.S Greathead's parents lived in 'Fairlawn' which is in Bedford Street, Grahamstown.
|#18065 National Parks Board. THE ADDO ELEPHANTS. Printed wraps. stapled 59pp illustrated b/w photos. Bookplte. VG+ condition. NPB. nd. circa mid 1970s. ISBN 0869530119|
A nice item on the famous elephants of Addo which itself is the second largest park in South Africa (only the Kruger Park is larger).
|#18067 South African National Parks. ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK. Visitors Map. Foldout A2. Fine condition. SANP nd. |
Basic guide to routes and wildlife within the Addo park.
|#18066 Vos, E.F. SAND DUNES. Original green printed wraps. 12pp stapled illustrated b/w photos & line dwgs. Zwartkops Trust. 2nd edn 1980. |
An introductory guide to the beaches of the Eastern Cape showing the action of winds and waves upon the dunes and the beneficial aspects of natural vegetation.
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|#18237 Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa. NEWSLETTER & JOURNALS. (Incorporating Occasional Papers And Reviews). Newsletters in A4 format bound 4 volumes gilt on red vynide, later loose issues. Journal A4 bound 19 volumes gilt on red vynide. Other items as described below. Bookplate to bound items. all items in Fine condition unless noted otherwise. Grahamstown 1986 to 2009 inc. The Occasional Papers & Reviews were published separately until 1996 when they were merged into the Newsletter, disappearing for the years 2001-2003. The Newsletter issues in 4 vols. are thus:|
1. Newsletters Vols.1-10 1986-1995.
2. Occasional Papers & Reviews Vols.1-9 1986-1994.
3. Newsletters & Occasional Papers & Reviews Vols.10-14 1995-1999.
4. Newsletter Vol.15 2001 (last so numbered), 2003, Occasional Papers & Reviews Vol.14 2001 (an odd edition independant of the Newsletter), Newletter 2003, Newsletter & Occasional Papers & Reviews 2004, 2005, 2006.
Newsletter & Occasional Papers & Reviews 2007.
Shakespeare In Southern Africa, (Journal of SSOSA) Vol.19 2007.
Shakespeare Across Cultures. 3rd Triennial Congress SSOSA. Conference Papers 1994. (VG+ condition).
Two additional Shakespeare items unrelated to SSOSA:
Hans Redlich. Piano solo - Music Around Shakespeare. 1938. bound gilt on red vynide.
Roger Quilter. Three Shakespeare Songs. B&H 1906 (G+ condition).
The usual eclectic numbering system applied at the vagueries of changing editors is evident in this collection, but we believe that a full run of the Newsletter is offered.
|#18050 Burchell, William John. WOODCUT VIGNETTES From "Travels In The Interior Of Southern Africa". Pale khaki boards. 53 illustrated with brief text on facing page. oblong sm.8vo. VG-F in VG- d/w (carefully repaired) in secured protective film. Struik. Cape Town 1968. |
A selection of engravings by Allen Branston who was responsible for all of the engravings in volume 1 and most of those in volume 2 of Burchell's book. Most of the illustrations are from the Cape Colony, but some of Graaff-Reinet are included.
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|#18128 Coleman, Francis L. THE KAFFRARIAN RIFLES. 1876-1986. `nunc animis'. Silver dec green cloth boards. xxii + 327pp. illustrated with maps and foldouts, 94 photographic plates, etc. 8vo. Bookplate to half-title else a Fine unread copy. Kaffrarian Rifles Association. East London 1988. ISBN 0620128038|
The official history of this East London regiment. The origin of the regiment commences with action in the 9th Frontier War by its predecessor the Buffalo Rifles in 1876. The regiment subsequently saw action in the Basutoland Campaign, the Anglo-Boer War, and both the First and Second World Wars.
|#16109 Garson, Yvonne. VERSATILE GENIUS. THE ROYAL ENGINEERS AND THEIR MAPS. Manuscript Maps & Plans Of The Eastern Frontier 1822-1870. Original red wraps. 97pp illustrated b/w lg.4to. Notes, bibliography, index. Bookplate ffep, protection secured inside wraps, else Fine. Africana Series No.3. 1992 University of The Witwatersrand Library. Johannesburg 1992. ISBN 9781868380237|
Copy 181 of 210. Thirty-eight individual maps illustrated and described.
|#18136 Griffiths, Reginald. FIRST CITY. A Saga of Service. Blue cloth boards. xvi + 292pp. illustrated b/w photos/plates, maps. 8vo indexed. No inscrip. edges & eps fox else near VG in worn d/w (rubbed, reinforced at head of spine, no loss,) Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1970. |
No.682 of 1000. Inscribed by author thus. "For J. Ellmore. Signed by the Author. Reginald Griffiths". A regimental history that includes the 6th to 8th Kaffir wars that raged from 1835 to 1853 and includes service through World War II. The regiment is housed in Grahamstown, being the successor to the original Graham's Town Volunteers. List of Southern Rhodesian personnel attached (in WW2), Roll of Honour.
|#18144 Griffiths, Reginald. FIRST CITY. A Saga of Service. Printed wraps. 207pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate ffep. a Fine unread copy. Self nd. (1987). |
A new, updated, and abridged volume of the original 1970 publication of the same name. A regimental history that includes the 6th to 8th Kaffir wars that raged from 1835 to 1853, the Boer War, and service through World War II. The regiment is housed in Grahamstown, being the successor to the original Graham's Town Volunteers.
|#18123 Illustrated London News. THE KAFFIR WAR. 1878. Series of news articles and sketches from the ILN February through April 1878. Pasted onto 23 dark sheets, bound red cloth boards. oblong 4to. (not a contemporary binding). The boards are damp-stained and the ILN items are stained from the adhesive used. Not an attractive item, but a contemporary record nevertheless. ILN 1878. |
"9th Kaffir War". Illustrations include the battle of Umzintzani, ammunition wagons crossing the Kei River, General Sir Arthur Cunynghame, Galekas, Fingoes, Goconah, Ibeka, Oudtshoorn Mounted Volunteers, troops landing at East London, on board the troop-ship "Nubian", battle of Quintana, action on the Buffalo River near Fort Jackson, the Diamond Field Horse at Crow's Farm, driving the enemy out of the Iron Mount & Waterkloof, Fort Fordyce near HQ of 90th Light Infantry, Tini Macomo running for his life in the Waterkloof, relief of Fort Warwick Impetu by Colonel Lambert's column, fortified farm on Fort Beaufort road, Rautenbach's Rangers, Tembus leaving Fort Bowker on patrol.
|#18135 Maclennan, Ben. A PROPER DEGREE OF TERROR. John Graham And The Cape's Eastern Frontier. Printed wraps. 252pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Bookplate. eps spotted, ff browned, VG condition. Ravan. Johannesburg 1986 1sr edn. ISBN 0869752359|
The author says " [title] lays no claim to being an academic work ...", and indeed there are no chapter notes, or references. Despite this it is often cited by those seeking ammunition to force the renaming of Grahamstown as it portrays Col. Graham in an unfavourable light. His earlier acceptance as just a soldier doing his duty (clearing the area of its Xhosa inhabitants) is dismissed, and he now inherits all the sins of the blighted colonial policy and its military enforcement. Thus only a few years ago the then President Mbeki personally weighed in on the side of renaming the city.
|#18140 Milton, John. THE EDGES OF WAR. A History Of Frontier Wars (1702-1878). Red cloth boards. xvii + 304pp illustrated b/w. 8vo indexed. profusely illustrated with extensive notes and bibliography. Bookplate. some red underlining, extensive pencil underlining, hence VG only in VG+ d/w (light wear) in protective film. Juta. Cape Town 1983. ISBN 070211331X|
An account of the struggles and nine Frontier Wars between Europeans and Xhosas along the Eastern frontier of the Cape of Good Hope during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Boers, and then the English settlers, came into conflict with the Xhosa tribes in the Eastern Cape, the struggle ending for the Xhosa with starvation and famine as a result of the Great Cattle Killing of 1857.
|#18137 Mostert, Noel. FRONTIERS. The Epic Of South Africa's Creation And The Tragedy Of The Xhosa People. Cream cloth boards. xxvii + 1355pp illustrated b/w. 8vo indexed. extensive notes & bibliography. Bookplate. some red underlining hence VG condition only. Pimlico 1993. ISBN 9780712655842|
Regarded as a definitive record of Eastern Cape history, this volume tells the story of the nine Frontier wars between the expansionist colonial forces and the Xhosa pastoralists leading to the tragic result of the 'cattle killing' which decimated the Xhosa nation at the time. An impressively large and detailed work by any standards.
|#18099 Orpen, Neil. PRINCE ALFRED'S GUARD 1856-1966. Blue cloth boards. 346pp illustrated cold.b/w plates, dwgs. maps. 8vo indexed. Bookplate to half-title. prelims foxed & browned but main text relatively unaffected. VG+ condition with VG d/w (rubbed but no loss and few chips) in secured protective film. Books of Africa. Cape Town 1967. |
No. 68 of 1500 copies. The volunteer unit from Port Elizabeth was first formed in 1877 and saw action in Basutoland, Bechuanaland, the Anglo-Boer war and both world wars. Illus. by Penny Miller. Roll of Honour and other appendices. Selection of 14 relevant newspaper cuttings included as is the menu card for the 31st post-war annual dinner in 1979 in Port Elizabeth.
|#18142 Smithers, A.J. THE KAFFIR WARS 1779 - 1877. 19th Century Military Campaigns. 288pp illustrated b/w plates, maps on eps. 8vo. indexed. bibliography. Bookplate to half-title. some ff (opposite plates) show foxing, some red underlining, hence VG only in VG+ d/w. Leo Cooper. London 1973. ISBN 0850521076|
A more popular account than other texts, it nevertheless gives a full and detailed account of the events now known as the Frontier Wars. Index of regiments & corps engaged in these wars.
|#18113 Unknown,. PRINCE ALFRED'S GUARD. Centenary Of The Battle Of Umzintzani. December 2, 1877. First Battle Honour Of Prince Alfred's Guard. Silver on purple wraps, 48pp stapled 8vo. Bookplate. VG+ condition. Self. (1977). |
Contains the week-long programme of events at Port Elizabeth, list of combatants, and various articles:
Huggert. The Regimental Colour, Its History & Significance.
Michael Spicer. Beerdrink That Sparked A War. (Background to the battle).
J. Keith Sutton. An Eyewitness Account Of The Battle.
F.K. Mitchell. Battles, Men, And Medals.
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|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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