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Africana Catalogue Q211 6th July 2010

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WESTERN CAPE

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#18257 Bird, W. STATE OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE IN 1822. Gilt on red skivertex. viii + 380pp. illustrated dwgs. maps,. 8vo. indexed. Ownership inscrip ffep. VG condition, no d/w. Africana Collectanea Series Vol. XIX. Struik. Cape Town 1966. Facsimile edition of the 1823 John Murray edition.
Limited edition. No.725 of 750. Author was "Controller of Customs" in Cape Town and had access to government papers, estimates, statistics, etc. Gives full particulars of the government, courts, enregisterment of slaves, agriculture, viticulture, fishing. Also gives information and correspondence relating to the 1820 Settlers. Descriptions of Cape Town and the "manners, customs, and habits of the people". This facsimile edition of the original John Murray 1823 edition has been enhanced by the addition of twelve lithographic views by De Mellon from about 1830, and an index. Foldout maps of Cape Town and Grahamstown at front.
£60.00
#18293 Goldie, Fay. OSTRICH COUNTRY. Illustrated by Penny Miller. Printed boards. 80pp illustrated col.photos. maps on eps. 8vo. bibliography. No inscrip. eps browned but contents otherwise very clean, some marks hence G+ condition only. Books of Africa. Cape Town 1968.
All about ostriches and ostrich farming in the Little Karoo, with a look at the history of both.
£10.00
#18239 Roberts, Brian. KIMBERLEY: Turbulent City. Printed wraps, 413pp, 8vo, illustrated b&w photos, indexed A very slight lean o/w a Fine unread copy in d/w. David Philip. Cape Town 1976. 2nd impression. ISBN 0949968625
Contents:
Part One: Discovery. The First Finds, The River Diggings, The Diamond Farms.
Part Two: Shanty Town. 'A Gentleman's Diggings', Dust Drought And Flies, A Collection Of Characters, Governor Southey, The Black Flag rebellion, Civic Beginnings, Enter Doctor Jim, Company Mining.
Part Three: Progress. Progress And A Threat, I.D.B 201, The Great Strike And Smallpox, The Railway Arrives, Amalgamation.
Part Four: A New Era. The Fifth Mine, The Exhibition, Preludes To War, Beseiged, 'Who Is To Take His Place?'. Mayor Oppenheimer. Capital Of The Northern Cape.
£24.00

EASTERN CAPE (including all 1820 Settler related material)

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#18241 1820 Settlers National Monument Foundation. 1820 SETTLERS NATIONAL MONUMENT, GRAHAMSTOWN. Official Opening By The State President, Mr J.J. Fouche On Saturdy, 13th July, 1974. Card wraps. 8pp secured with silk bow. Some light foxing mainly to rear wrap, contents are Fine, very attractive item in original state.
Contains Historical Note, Order of Proceedings, The National Anthem, List of dignitaries and luminaries, Acknowledgements.
£65.00
#18294 Ayliff, Rev. John. THE JOURNAL OF "HARRY HASTINGS", ALBANY SETTLER. Red cb. 106pp illustrated b/w plates, maps on eps. 8vo. name index. A Fine copy in d/w (no loss, chips, or tears, but browned to spine). 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", regarded as the alter ego of John Ayliff and typifies the 'rooinek' transferred from Whitechapel to the Zuurveld (Albany District. Map showing distribution of settler parties.
£25.00
#18270 Boyce, William B. NOTES ON SOUTH AFRICAN AFFAIRS From 1834 To 1838. With Reference To The Civil, Political, and Religious Condition. Of The Colonists And Aborigines. Gilt title on maroon skivertex. xvii (contents) + xxxvi (introduction) + 215pp + xxxvi + errata. indexed. Ownership inscrip. VG+ in VG d/w. Africana Collectanea Series No.XXXIX. Struik. Cape Town 1971. Facsimile of the 1838 edition printed by Aldun & Harvey, Grahamstown. ISBN 0869770071
No.969 of 1000 copies. Matters covered are: Causes Of The Kaffer War. Sir Benjamin D'Urban's Extension Of British Jurisdiction Over The Border Kaffers. Captain Stockenstom's Border Policy. Hints For The Improvement Of The Present System Of Border Policy. Vagrancy And Its Remedies. Emigration Of Large Parties Of Colonists Beyond The Colonial Boundary. British Control Over Emigration Beyond The Colonial Boundary, Indispensible For The Security Of The Aborigines. Principles Of Colonisation Alike Beneficial To The Mother Country, The Colonists, And The Aborigines. Case And Claims Of The British Colonists Of Albany. Boyce was a Weslyan missionary. Includes eye-witness account by the Rev F. Owen of the murder of the Piet Retief and his party by Dingaan.
£29.00
#18201 Butler, Guy. (Ed). THE 1820 SETTLERS. An Illustrated Commentary. Maroon cb. tipped-in cold.frontis. 366pp illustrated b/w. lg.4to. indexed. notes, bibliography. Eps foxed, insect damage to top & bottom edges especially lower spine, also to lower front board. Worn dustwrapper has been repaired, browned internally, but no loss. Overall a sound copy with decent contents but less than attractive, thus only a G+ copy. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1974.
The best and most detailed history of the 1820 Settlers. Profusely illustrated it lays out the background that the Settlers left behind, their recruitment and sea journey to the Eastern Cape, the settlements and farms, the changes they made to adapt to the land and then the wars they fought to keep it.
£35.00
#18317 Butler, Guy. (Ed). THE 1820 SETTLERS. An Illustrated Commentary. Maroon cb. tipped-in cold.frontis. 366pp illustrated b/w. lg.4to. indexed. notes, bibliography. Eps foxed, insect damage to top & bottom edges especially lower spine, heavy spine lean. Worn dustwrapper with some loss. Overall a sound copy with decent contents but less than attractive, thus only a G+ copy. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1974.
The best and most detailed history of the 1820 Settlers. Profusely illustrated it lays out the background that the Settlers left behind, their recruitment and sea journey to the Eastern Cape, the settlements and farms, the changes they made to adapt to the land and then the wars they fought to keep it.
£35.00
#18267 Butler, Guy. (Ed) WHEN BOYS WERE MEN. Blue cb. xi + 275pp. illustrated b/w photos, dwgs. maps. No inscrip. eps browned else VG in d/w (rubbed, no tears). Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1969.
Adventures and experiences in SA before 1875 and when the narrators were under 21. Taken from diaries, letters, journals, etc. Many not previously published. Excellent selection provides an unusual window to early days.
£12.00
#18219 Chase, John Centlivres. THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE AND THE EASTERN PROVINCE OF ALGOA BAY. With Statistics Of The Colony. Edited by Mr Joseph S. Christophers. Gilt on brown skivertex boards. xvi + 358pp illustrated b/w engravings, maps (one foldout), etc. Ownership inscrip ffep. some few ink annots else a VG+ copy in worn d/w (no major loss but chipped and worn). Facsimile edition of the 1893 Pelham Richardson edition. Africana Collectanea Series Vol.XXV. C. Struik. Cape Town 1967.
Copy No.403 of 750. Originally published as a guide to the settlement and as a handbook for the colonist, detailing matters such as sheep, tobacco, ports, education, law, etc. including numerous statistical and reference appendices.
£29.00
#18258 Damant, D.G. THE DAMANTS AND THEIR PARTY The 1820 Settlers From Norfolk. Printed boards. 144pp illustrated photos & genealogy charts. Considerable annotations and underlining (some seemingly of interest), some ff loose, boards grubby, a working copy. Historical Society of Port Elizabeth. nd. (1980s) ISBN 0620075058
A family history with considerable genealogical detail. The Damant party of 57 was recruited in Norfolk and came aboard the "Ocean". They were the only 1820 party to go to the Gamtoos river area.
£49.00
#18231 Dracopoli, J.L. SIR ANDRIES STOCKENSTROM 1792-1864. The Origins Of The Racial Conflict In South Africa. Half 'leather' over paper-covered boards. 211pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. lg.8vo. bibliography. No inscrip. offset to eps else a Fine unread copy in Good only d/w (no loss but has suffered heavy insect attack). Not noted by publisher but this is No.3 in the Balkema South African Biographical & Historical Studies series.Balkema. Cape Town 1969.
Stockenstrom played an important part in the history of the Eastern Cape at a time when European expansion and colonisation was well under way. As a moderate concerned with fair solutions to all parties during the clashes he was not prepared to compromise and thus could not succeed in his policies. By the time of his death the stage was fixed for racial conflict.
£25.00
#18295 Dugmore, Rev. Henry Hare. (Edited by 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 cb. 92pp. photo frontis, map. 8vo. indexed. No inscrip. eps foxed, else Fine in pc.d/w (spine tanned). Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown 1958.
One of the most informative and readable accounts of the founding of the Albany Settlement in the Eastern Cape Province.
£20.00
#18323 Dugmore, Rev. Henry Hare. THE REMINISCENCES OF AN ALBANY SETTLER. Together With His Recollections Of The Kaffir War Of 1835. Edited by F.G. Van Der Riet & Rev. L.A. Hewson. Gilt on red cb. 92pp. photo frontis, map. 8vo. indexed. No inscrip. eps browned, else Fine in d/w (spine tanned). Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown 1958.
One of the most informative and readable accounts of early experiences of the founding of the Albany Settlement in the Eastern Cape Province.
£20.00
#18303 Ffolliott, Pamela. FROM MOSCOW TO THE CAPE. The Story Of The Wienands Of Waldeck. White cb. 191pp illustrated b/w plates. 4to. No inscrip. curve set to book due to storage, boards foxed with edges showing insect attack. contents are very good. in a Good d/w (no loss but rubbed, chipped, insect attacks to folds of spine), hence a nice reading copy only. Timmins. Cape Town 1963.
Copy No.379 of 1000. Of interest to South Africans of German descent as this deals with German immigration prior to 1820. Ernst Daniel Wienand started his military career as a boy of 16 in Napoleon's Russian campaign and after the retreat from Moscow went to settle in the Cape. Deals with the mercenary Waldeck regiment, the Battle of Blaauwberg, Wienand's subsequent move to settle in the Grahamstown & Albany districts of the Eastern Cape (eventually retiring to the farm Bellevue on the Baviaans River near Somerset East), the various Frontier Wars, the War of the Axe, Fort Armstrong, etc. The story extends well beyond the direct concerns of the biographee although including much of his previously unpublished narratives.
£90.00
#18218 Godlonton, R. A NARRATIVE OF THE IRRUPTION OF THE KAFFIR HORDES INTO THE EASTERN PROVINCE OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1834-1835. Including Parts I, II, And III Of The Introductory Remarks. Gilt on black 'leather'. 128pp + 270pp +280pp. illustrated maps, foldout map. 8vo. indexed. Fine condition in VG+ d/w (no loss, chips, or tears, but lightly foxed with light wear only). Struik. Cape Town 1965. Africana Collectanea Series Vol.XI. Facsmile Reprint of the Meurant & Godlonton 1835 & 1836 editions.
Copy No.541 of 750. This is Godlonton's contemporary account of the Frontier War of 1834-1835 and includes his Introductory Remarks. The three volumes originally published are here reproduced as one. His account was compiled both from personal knowledge, information received from Sir Henry Smith, official reports and despatches, and articles originally published in the Graham's Town Journal of which he was editor.
£55.00
#18291 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. Ownership inscrip ffep. wraps browned hence VG 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.
£20.00
#18220 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. No inscrip. VG+ in d/w. Juta. Cape Town 2nd enlarged & revised edition. 1966 rpt.
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. Well illustrated with over 100 photographs this also includes a list of the Settlers, Roll of Honour 1820-1853, and an extensive bibliography.
£36.00
#18216 Keppel-Jones, Arthur. PHILIPPS, 1820 SETTLER. His Letters, Edited By Arthur Keppel-Jones In Consultation With Philipps' Great-Granddaughter, E.K. Heathcote. Gilt on navy cb. 371pp. b/w photo frontis. maps on eps. genealogy table. A Fine copy in VG+ pc.d/w (chipped at head of spine, some minor marks). Shuter & Shooter. Pietermaritzburg 1960.
Letters from 1820 through to 1830. Some of the letters were published in "Scenes And Occurences In Albany And Caffer-Land, South Africa" (Marsh 1827). Thomas Philipps sailed as an 1820 Settler on the "Kennersley Castle" as leader of the Pembrokeshire 'Party' in order to make a new start in life. His letters, commencing onboard ship on January 11th 1820, to 1830.
£30.00
#18217 Keppel-Jones, Arthur. PHILIPPS, 1820 SETTLER. His Letters, Edited By Arthur Keppel-Jones In Consultation With Philipps' Great-Granddaughter, E.K. Heathcote. Gilt on navy cb. 371pp. b/w photo frontis. maps on eps. genealogy table. No inscrip. ffep clipped, edges foxed, generally a clean VG copy in attractive d/w (little worn, no loss, chips, tears). Shuter & Shooter. Pietermaritzburg 1960.
Letters from 1820 through to 1830. Some of the letters were published in "Scenes And Occurences In Albany And Caffer-Land, South Africa" (Marsh 1827). Thomas Philipps sailed as an 1820 Settler on the "Kennersley Castle" as leader of the Pembrokeshire 'Party' in order to make a new start in life. His letters, commencing onboard ship on January 11th 1820, to 1830.
£27.00
#18222 Kirby, Donald. et al. (Edited J.B. Bullock). PEDDIE - SETTLERS' OUTPOST Issued By The 1820 Settlers Commemoration Committee Of Grahamstown, To Mark The Fifth Annual Pilgrimage On 5th September, 1960. Blue cb. 73pp illustrated frontis, foldout maps, photos. 8vo. No inscrip, 10mm loss to base of spine hence a good reading copy only. Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown 1960.
Contains the following articles.
Percival Kirby. The History Of The Peddie District Before 1848.
E. Morse Jones. Fredericksburg Military Village.
E. Morse Jones. The Fish River Mouth Camp.
J.M. Donald. The Start And Growth Of Fort Peddie.
J.M. Donald. The Founders Of Peddie. (the Drivers, Stirks, Webbs, & Taintons)
J.M. Donald. The Romantic Story Of Mary Anne Moffat.
J.M. Donald. The Murdered Missionary. An Episode In Peddie's Early History.
J.M. Donald. The Line Drift Military Post.
John Mitford Bowker. First Resident Agent At Fort Peddie.
Mabel Linda White. "Tilly & The Bellows", Eight Years At Junction Farm.
The Banks Family Cannon, A Link With The 1820 Settlers.
Includes a Roll of Honour of the fallen in the 6th, 7th, & 8th Kaffir wars, details of settlers, graves, etc.
£30.00
#18245 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. No inscrip. near Fine condition. Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown 1958.
Includes chapter by Ernest W. Willmore on the old Drostdy Farm (Cyperfontein, now Strowan, and still owned by the Palmer family).
£30.00
#18223 Mathie, Nerina. MAN 0F MANY FACETS. Atherstone, Dr W.G. 1814-1898. Pseudo Autobiography. 3 Volumes. White card covers. 1181pp total in three vols. A Fine unread set. Grahamstown 1998.
Dr William Guybon Atherstone was a remarkable man: medical pioneer, scientist, naturalist, parliamentarian, explorer, family man, keen observer of plants, animals, minerals, the heavens, and of course people. His interests included photography, religion, ostrich farming, railways, harbours and bridges, carpentry, building and electricity among others. His copious notes cover topics as diverse as veterinary research, hunting hints, preserving fruit, explosives, measuring instruments, soil analysis, and the utilisation of crayfish refuse! A lifetime's notes have been linked into an autobiography of incredible detail.
£75.00
#18285 Merriman, Archdeacon N.J. THE CAPE JOURNALS OF ARCHDEACON N.J. MERRIMAN 1848-1855. Edited With Introduction, Footnotes And Sketchmap By D.H. Varley & H.M. Matthew. Grey cb. xv + 243pp illustrated plates, foldout maps. 8vo indexed. School library stamps, remains of labels, etc. sello residue to eps hence Good condition. Sound and clean. Van Riebeeck Society. First Series No.37. Cape Town 1957 (for 1956).
Commences with his arrival in Table Bay aboard the 'Gwalior' on 15th November 1848. He left for Algoa Bay onboard the "Phoenix" on 6th January the following year. His description of travels on foot through the Eastern Cape earned him the title of the 'walking predikant'. He was later to become Bishop of Grahamstown where he died as a result of a freak carriage accident in 1882.
£15.00
#18232 Meurant, The Hon'ble L.H. SIXTY YEARS AGO. Or Reminiscences Of The Struggle For The Freedom Of The Press In South Africa And The Establishment Of The First Newspaper In The Eastern Provice. Maroon skivertex boards. 107pp + 5pp index. A Fine unread copy. Africana Connisseurs Press Cape Town 1963. Facsimile copy of the 1885 Saul Solomon edition.
No.503 of 510 numbered copies only. Although it deals in the main with establishment of the free press in South Africa, particularly with The Graham's Town Journal, much interesting information is provided concerning social life in Cape Town during the early 19thC.
£55.00
#18215 Mitford-Barberton, Ivan & Raymond. THE BOWKERS OF THARFIELD. Gilt on blue cb. illustrated b/w photos, family trees, plates, etc. 8vo. indexed. Some annots & underlinings, foxing to some ff. hence a Good sound copy. fore-edge rough cut, no d/w. OUP. London 1952.
Detailed history, ancestry and genealogy, of Lancashire family that came to the Eastern Cape as part of the 1820 Settler immigration from Britain.
£150.00
#18317 Mitford-Barberton, Ivan & Raymond. THE BOWKERS OF THARFIELD. Gilt on blue cb. illustrated b/w photos, family trees, plates, etc. 8vo. indexed. No inscrip. some light foxing else a nice clean copy in VG+ condition, no d/w. OUP. London 1952.
Detailed history, ancestry and genealogy, of Lancashire family that came to the Eastern Cape as part of the 1820 Settler immigration from Britain.
£190.00
#17610 Mitford-Barberton, Ivan. THE BARBERS OF THE PEAK. A History Of The Barber, Atherstone, And Bowker Families. Original blue cloth gilt, 258pp, 8vo, illustrated b/w photos, crests, map. Small owners inscrip, boards show some wear, ff lightly fox & browned o/w a sound G+ copy. Oxford University Press. 1st Edition 1934.
Foreword by Sir George Cory. Coats of Arms, extensive genealogy details,
£120.00
#18272 Palmer, Eve. THE PLAINS OF CAMDEBOO. Gilt title to red block on light buckram bds. 320pp illustrated col.b/w photos. 8vo indexed. No inscrip. some spotting to edges else an attractive VG+ copy in bright d/w (not pristine, lightly rubbed, no tears, very presentable). London 1966 1st edition.
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 history, not botanical, not biographical, yet all at once together. Extensive references and well illustrated.
£25.00
#18244 Pretorius, Dirk J.J. (Ed). IN THE LAND OF THE SETTLERS. Issued By The 1820 Settlers Commemoration Committee Of Grahamstown To Mark The Pilgrimage On 3rd September 1956 Of Representative Groups Over The Original Route Used By The Settlers To Their Locations. Printed wraps. foreword + 73pp. illustrated b/w photos. maps, foldout map. No inscrip. very clean inside and out, VG-F condition. Grahamstown 1956.
Gives list of civilians who lost their lives during frontier disturbances between 1820 and 1870 as well as the names of the 69 men killed by Dingaan with Piet Retief on Feb 6 1838 at Mhlomo Amaboetu.
£30.00
#18242 Sadler, Celia. NEVER A YOUNG MAN. Extracts From The Letters And Journals Of The Rev. William Shaw. Green cb. 187pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. No inscrip. bruised top corners hence VG-F condition in VG+ d/w (no loss, chips, or tears, some faint marks only). Haum. Cape Town 1967.
A Methodist, Shaw was an 1820 Settler having been chaplain to the Sephton party on the "Aurora". In his own words this account tells a vivid first-hand account of the conditions in which the settlers found themselves. It tells of his meeting with the Dutch trekkers, African tribesmen, government officials, slaves, Hottentots, and others in the course of his work here.
£20.00
#18242 Sadler, Celia. NEVER A YOUNG MAN. Extracts From The Letters And Journals Of The Rev. William Shaw. Green cb. 187pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. No inscrip. bruised top corners hence VG-F condition in VG+ d/w (no loss, chips, or tears, some faint marks only). Haum. Cape Town 1967.
A Methodist, Shaw was an 1820 Settler having been chaplain to the Sephton party on the "Aurora". In his own words this account tells a vivid first-hand account of the conditions in which the settlers found themselves. It tells of his meeting with the Dutch trekkers, African tribesmen, government officials, slaves, Hottentots, and others in the course of his work here.
£20.00
#18230 Scott, J.B. (Ed). LETTER BOOK OF SIR RUFANE SHAW DONKIN. Miscellaneous Demi Official Or Private Letters During The Period Of My Holding The Government Of The Cape Of Good Hope & Chief Command Of The Troops. Commencing 1820 Continued To June 1821. Khaki cloth boards. photo frontis. vii + 114pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. tall 8vo. Boards maculate but contents fine, overall VG. Port Elizabeth Series No.4. The Historical Society of Port Elizabeth & Walmer, Port Elizabeth 1970.
No.358 of 500 copies.
£24.00
#18259 Slater, J.F. (Ed. Rosalind Slater). THE CARNARVON DALE PAPERS. 3. Letters Of 1872. Being Letters And Diaries Preserved By Mrs. J.F. Slater (Sarah Ann Bland) At Carnarvon Dale On The Bushman's River. Black printed wraps. 104pp illustrated b/w photos. No inscrip. VG condition. Self published. Paterson nd.
Sarah was in Queenstown for 6 months caring for her third daughter who died of consumption. This contains some of the 60 letters written during this time by John & Sarah, as well as a few from her daughters and friends.
£20.00
#18261 Slater, J.F. (Ed. Rosalind Slater). THE CARNARVON DALE PAPERS. 8. Charles. Being Letters And Diaries Preserved By Mrs. J.F. Slater (Sarah Ann Bland) At Carnarvon Dale On The Bushman's River. Brown printed wraps. 136pp illustrated b/w photos. No inscrip. VG+ condition. Self published. Paterson nd.
Letters written by Charles Guybon Slater to his mother from Johannesburg in 1889 and from Matabeleland & Mashonaland in 1890-1891. Charles was the twelfth child and youngest son. In 1888 he left home and took up employment as a broker's clerk in Johannesburg. Later he enlisted in the BSAP and was a member of the escort to the Rhodes 1890 Pioneer Column. Returning home in 1891 he settled to farming after the Boer War.
£20.00
#18262 Slater, J.F. (Ed. Rosalind Slater). THE CARNARVON DALE PAPERS. 10. The Boer War. Being Letters And Diaries Preserved By Mrs. J.F. Slater (Sarah Ann Bland) At Carnarvon Dale On The Bushman's River And Edited By Her Grandaughter Rosalind Slater. Red printed wraps. 165pp illustrated b/w photos. VG+ condition. Self published. Paterson nd.
Contains a selection of letters written home before and during the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-12, from numerous family members.
£20.00
#18260 Slater, J.F. (Ed. Rosalind Slater). THE CARNARVON DALE PAPERS. 7. Diamonds. Being Letters And Diaries Preserved By Mrs. J.F. Slater (Sarah Ann Bland) At Carnarvon Dale On The Bushman's River. Yellow printed wraps. 101pp illustrated b/w photos. No inscrip. VG condition. Self published. Paterson nd.
Signed by editor on title page. With the discovery of the 'Eureka' diamond, the first in South Africa and identified as such by Dr W.G. Atherstone of Grahamstown, thousands of hopeful diggers headed for the diamond fields on the Vaal river. Carey & Thomas George Slater, sons of J.F. Slater were just two of these. Their letters from Pniel, Hebron (Windsorton) and Cawood's Hope on the Vaal date from 1871. Carey returned to farming but Thomas moved to Du Toitspan & Bultfontein, De Beers New Rush, & Kimberley and wrote home until his death in 1882. Their younger brother Arthur William worked on the Premier Mine near Pretoria from 1904 to 1907. This is a selection from some 80 of the letters preserved at Carnarvon Dale.
£20.00
#18263 Slater, J.F. THE CARNARVON DALE PAPERS. (Ed. Rosalind Slater). 4. Old Aunt. Being Letters And Diaries Preserved By Mrs. J.F. Slater (Sarah Ann Bland) At Carnarvon Dale On The Bushman's River. Red printed wraps. 67pp illustrated col.b/w photos, plates and genealogy chart. Stain to f.wrap has offset to preliminary ff hence Good condition only. Self published. Paterson nd.
This volume reprints the surviving letters forom Miss Sarah Slater, the Settler Thomas Slater's eldest daughter, known in the family as 'Old Aunt'. She left no record of her two voyages to the Cape, her homes in England, Salem, and Grahamstown, nor any account of her schools. Family tree showing all known descendants of Thomas & Sophia Slater. Records of children born to Matthew Slater, grandfather of Sarah. Will of Thomas Slater.
£18.00
#18264 Slater, J.F. THE CARNARVON DALE PAPERS. (Ed. Rosalind Slater). 9. Frances. Being Letters And Diaries Preserved By Mrs. J.F. Slater (Sarah Ann Bland) At Carnarvon Dale On The Bushman's River And Edited By Her Grandaughter Rosalind Slater. (1862-1947), Wraps. 85pp illustrated b/w photos. VG+ condition. Self published. Paterson nd.
Signed title page by R.M. Slater. Frances was the tenth child of John and Sarah. Educated in Grahamstown at DSG she taught in various schools but later trained as a nurse. Going to Matabeleland she joined the ambulance department of the army serving in the Matabele war of 1896 both there and at Francistown until after the Anglo Boer war. Moving to England she wrote novels under the pen name of F. Bancroft. She later returned to South Africa, continuing to write novels and articles, following her interest in 1820 Settler history. She died at Carnarvon Dale in 1947.
£20.00
#18243 Thorpe, C. THARFIELD. An Eastern Cape Farm. Printed brown wraps. v + 97pp. illustrated b/w photos, dwgs, maps. tall 8vo. Wraps foxed, contents VG+. Self. Port Alfred 1977 1st edition.
The story of the farm and of the families that have occupied it since the 1820's - The Bowkers & the Webbs. Much information on the natural history of the area as well as on the early history of the Settlers.
£25.00
#18289 Turpin, Eric W. (Comp). GRAHAMSTOWN, CITY OF THE SETTLERS. 1812-1962. 56pp stapled booklet, illustrated b/w photos, advts. 8vo. No inscrip. Wraps lightly foxed, contents VG condition. Grahamstown 1962.
Booklet published by the Makanakop Shellhole in aid of funds for their home for the aged. Interesting historic photographs and period trade advertisements.
£15.00
#18290 Turpin, Eric W. (Comp). GRAHAMSTOWN, CITY OF THE SETTLERS. 1812-1962. 56pp stapled booklet, illustrated b/w photos, advts. 8vo. No inscrip. Wraps lightly foxed, contents VG condition. Grahamstown 1962.
Booklet published by the Makanakop Shellhole in aid of funds for their home for the aged. Interesting historic photographs and period trade advertisements.
£15.00
#18268 Van der Riet, Frank. GRAHAMSTOWN IN EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS. Blue cb. 111pp illustrated b/w photos. sm.4to. No inscrips. a VG copy in d/w. 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.
£18.00
#18221 Wahl, Prof. John Robert (Ed). THOMAS PRINGLE IN SOUTH AFRICA 1820 - 1826. Printed wraps. xii + 124pp. illustrated b/w dwgs. 8vo. No inscrip. wraps well foxed but contents clean, thus a nice reading copy Longman. Cape Town 1970.
South Africa's first poet arrived from Scotland in 1820 as head of the Scottish party in the "Brilliant". This account concentrates on his personal narrative as found in "A Narrative of a Residence in South Africa" by A.M. Lewin Robinson (1966) and excludes the other material found in that work.
£10.00
#18321 Westby-Nunn, Tony. JANSENVILLE, KLIPPLAAT & WATERFORD. The Cape Journal. Printed glossy card wraps, 128pp illustrated col.b/w photos. 8vo. Fine condition Westby-Nunn for Ikwezi Municipality. 2010. ISBN 9780620448666
"A historic guide on the towns and villages as farming and trading communities. Featuring mohair and Angora goats; present & future developments; popular hunting farms and accomodation". We can recommend these series of guide books for the traveller. They contain a wealth of detailed and well-researched local historical information - unlike the usual free tourist handouts. Very well illustrated with a wealth of original photographs.
£16.00
#18322 Westby-Nunn, Tony. WILLOWMORE. The Cape Journal. Printed glossy card wraps, 128pp illustrated col.b/w photos. 8vo. Fine condition Westby-Nunn for Willowmore Tourism. 2010. ISBN 9780620440561
"A historic guide on the towns and villages as farming and trading communities, its historical buildings and farms. Featuring tourist attractions, and selected accomodation in and around the town". We can recommend these series of guide books for the traveller. They contain a wealth of detailed and well-researched local historical information - unlike the usual free tourist handouts. Very well illustrated with a wealth of original photographs. Appendix with names of Boer War town guard, District Mounted Troop, rebels.
£16.00

SOUTHERN AFRICA, GENERAL. (unclassified by area)

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#18185 Chris Van Rensburg Publications. THE REPUBLIC OF VENDA. Gilt dec brown skivertex boards. 192pp illustrated col.b/w. folio in slipcase. A Fine copy in VG slipcase. CVR. Johannesburg 1979. ISBN 0908393318
Venda was at the time one of the 'homeland' show-pieces of the apartheid government and this prestige publication celebrates the creation of the independant Republic of Venda. Venda was less than half the size of Israel, and situated in the northeast of South Africa.
£30.00
#18318 Davenport, T.R.H. SOUTH AFRICA. A Modern History. Printed wraps. xxiv + 662pp illustrated b/w photos, cartoons, maps. 8vo indexed. Neat ownership inscrip to title page, top edge foxed & spine faded, else a very clean sound VG-F copy Macmillan. 1991 4th edn. ISBN 033355034X
Covering from the late stone age through to 1990, with the emphasis on the 20th century, this is an up to date standard work on South African history.
£20.00
#18194 De Villiers, Marq. WHITE TRIBE DREAMING. Apartheid's Bitter Roots As Witnessed By Eight Generations Of An Afrikaner Family. Ochre cb. 420pp illustrated b/w photos. indexed. A Good sound copy, a bit dusty, no d/w. contents VG condition. Viking. New York 1988. with 2pp 'Viking Author' handout. Review copy. ISBN 0670819745
Author's ancestors arrived in South Africa in 1688. Tracing history through family journals and letters the history of South Africa evolves from early trading days at the Cape, through the years of the Great Trek, the Zulu wars, the founding of the Orange Free State, and the Boer War, to follow the fortunes of his people that he sees as the white tribe of Africa and no longer European. Author studied International Relations at UCT & the LSE. A news correspondent and journalist in working many countries he is now a Canadian citizen.
£10.00
#18212 Dooling, Wayne. SLAVERY, EMANCIPATION, AND COLONIAL RULE IN SOUTH AFRICA. Printed wraps. 249pp. Fine condition. University KwaZulu Natal. 2007. ISBN 9781869141103
Early colonial South Africa utilised slave labour until Britain legislated against this in the 19thC. Utilising the study of records of insolvencies, the author shows the impact of this upon the economy and subsequent events up to and including the Anglo-Boer war.
£20.00
#18313 Malan, M.A. (nee Marjorie Cuthbert). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY. Printed cloth wraps. 177pp illustrated b/w. Wraps G+, contents VG. Maskew Miller. Cape Town nd.
A school text providing the eurocentric view of the history of Southern Africa as taught in South African schools in the apartheid era.
£6.00
#18277 Reader's Digest. MAGNIFICENT LAND. Blue cb. 253pp illustrated col.photos. folio. Large gift inscription ffep else VG+ in VG d/w. Reader's Digest. Cape Town 1988. ISBN 9780947008451
Coffee-table production.
£10.00
#18160 The Sunday Times. THE ENCYLOPAEDIA OF BRANDS & BRANDING IN SOUTH AFRICA. Millenium Edition. Printed red boards. 413pp illustrated col.photos. 4to. Boards VG+, contents Fine condition. no d/w. Affinity 1999. ISBN 0958396159
With many articles on various aspect of the matter and many leading South African brands displayed (probably on a subsciption basis). Also covers the Loerie Awards, has a listing of 10700 brands, and much more.
£20.00

FINE ARTS, PHOTOGRAPHY, ARCHITECTURE

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#18282 Baines, Thomas. A PORTFOLIO OF HELEN VANDERPLANCK PRINTS Tree Planting And Embellishment Appeal. Six prints 300mm w x 410mm h in folder. The prints are in Fine condition as is the information sheet. The folder is marked and bumped. 1820 Settlers Foundation 1985.
"Help Us To Embellish South Africa's Most Famous Living Monument". The 6 prints are: Calodendrum Capense, Erythrina Caffra, Harpephyllum Caffrum, Schotia Afra. Pteroxylon Obliquum, & Podocarpus Falcatus. The appeal was successful and the 1820 Settlers National Monument on Gunfire Hill is now particularly well treed. Excellent African decorative material for framing.
£60.00
#18281 Baines, Thomas. A PORTFOLIO OF THOMAS BAINES' PRINTS Villages Of The Eastern Cape In The 19th Century. Four prints 410mm w x 300mm h in folder. The prints are in Fine condition as is the information sheet. The folder is marked and bumped. 1820 Settlers Foundation.
The 4 prints are: Bathurst (1849), Cradock Place Port Elizabeth nd., Church Square Grahamstown 1849, Part Of Cradock From The North nd. Excellent African decorative material for framing.
£40.00
#18276 Burgess, Tony. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF SOUTH AFRICA. This Book And The Twenty-Sixth Day Of May, 1982, Is Dedicated To Those South Africans Who Could Never See It. Leatherette bds. Unnum. Folio. Neat ownership inscrip. Front board bowed, text block sagging hence Good only in repaired d/w (no loss, lamination peeling, curling along top edges). Actually a clean reference copy. Johannesburg 1982. ISBN 0620063602
Photographs taken on the day to create a snapshot of our country and dedicated to the blind.
£12.00
#18173 Geers, Kendall. (Ed). CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICAN ART. The Gencor Collection. Printed card wraps. 168pp illustrated colour. 4to. No inscrip. front wrap lightly creased hence VG condition, the contents are in Fine condition. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 1997. ISBN 9781868420391
Includes articles by Kendall Geers, Lesley Spiro, Mark Pencharz, Elizabeth Rankin, Okwui Enwezor, Colin Richards, Elza Miles, Julia Charlton, Olu Oguibe, Marilyn Martin, & Ashraf Jamal. Well illustrated with works from the Gencor collection which is built around the theme of the transition of the old South Africa into the new.
£40.00
#18265 Oberholster J.J. THE HISTORICAL MONUMENTS OF SOUTH AFRICA. Buff buckram bds. xxii + 354pp. 12 colour and 260 sepia illustrated 4to indexed. Usual Rembrandt compliment slip tipped in to ffep. insect damage to feps. G-VG in repaired Poor d/w (Good only even without the two large repairs, but no loss). Rembrandt van Rijn Foundation, for the Historical Monuments Commission. Cape Town 1972. ISBN 0620001925
A comprehensive and richly illustrated picture of the more than 370 historical monuments throughout the Republic. Standard work on South African historical architecture.
£15.00

BOTANICAL

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#18086 Killick, D.J.B. AN ACCOUNT OF THE PLANT ECOLOGY OF THE CATHEDRAL PEAK AREA OF THE NATAL DRAKENSBERG. Botanical Survey Memoir No.34. Printed grey wraps. 146pp stapled illustrated b/w figs. photos. foldout map. Front wrap detached, contents VG. Dept. of Agricultural Technical Services. Botanical Research Institute 1963.
Being a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Ph.D in the Dept of Botany, University of Natal. The objects were to prepare a vegetation map of the research area, prepare detailed vegetation maps of Catchments 1 & 9, study the plant succession.
£15.00
#18085 Leistner, O.A. THE PLANT ECOLOGY OF THE SOUTHERN KALAHARI. Botanical Survey Memoir No.38. Printed grey wraps. 172pp stapled illustrated b/w figs. photos. foldout map. VG condition. Dept. of Agricultural Technical Services. Botanical Research Institute 1967.
Being a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of D.Sc in the Dept of Botany, University of Stellenbosch. Deals also with the geology, geography, and exploration of the area. The objects were to compile a vegetation map, describe the vegetation and habitats, study the plants in relation to climate, soil, & animals, and to compile a check-list.
£40.00

BIOGRAPHIES, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, DIARIES, LETTERS, GENEALOGICAL

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#18090 Bandawe, Lewis Mataka. (Ed B. Pachai). MEMOIRS OF A MALAWIAN. The Life And Reminscences Of Lewis Mataka Bandawe. Red cb. 143pp + xv photos. Inscrip ffep. shows some damp stain to lower spine on boards and d/w hence Good only. Christian Literature Association In Malawi (Claim). Blantyre 1971.
These memoirs are concerned mainly with Scottish missionary enterprise as well as colonial occupation and administration in southern Malawi and Mozambique. The period covered starts from the end of the 19thC through the first part of the 20thC. Author was involved in missionary work in Lomweland among the Alomwe people from 1913 through to 1925. Later he worked for 30 years in the High Court, was involved in the formation of the Lomwe Tribal Association and later the Nyasaland African Congress.
£29.00
#18236 Evans, David S., Deeming, T.J., Evans, Betty H., & Goldfarb, S. HERSCHEL AT THE CAPE. Diaries & Correspondence Of Sir John Herschel 1834-1838. One quarter 'leather' over paper-covered boards. 398pp. illustrated b/w plates. lg.8vo. Neat ownership inscrip ffep else Fine condition in matching d/w. No.3 in the Balkema South African Biographical & Historical Studies series. Cape Town 1969.
These diaries cover the years spent making astronomical observations at the Cape but cover much more than this including personal & social history, literary commentaries, observations of nature, scientific experiments, travel, politics, gossip, and philosophical reflections.
£40.00
#18080 Faktor-Kreitzner, Lucy. TAKING A BOW. Lime green cb. 237pp illustrated b/w photos. lg.8vo. No inscrip. VG in d/w (rubbed, slight loss at head of spine). Gryphon Press. Cape Town 1988. ISBN 0620121319
From Dvinsk to South Africa, a lifetime of music which includes such diverse personalities as David Tidbold and Marlene Dietrich. Author came to South Africa from Dvinsk, Latvia, in 1926. Includes vignettes of many well-known musical prsonalities including Yehudi Menuhi, Igor Stravinsky, Thomas Beecham, Eric Coates, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and others.
£12.00
#18092 Fauvet, Paul. & Mosse, Marcelo. CARLOS CARDUSO. Telling The Truth In Mozambique. Printed wraps. 356pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. No inscrip. remains of erased inscrip title page hence VG only. contents are o/w fine. Double Storey. ISBN 9781919930312
Carlos Cardura, a journalist, was assassinated in Maputo while investigating the theft of $14 million from the country's largest bank. Two former colleagues with access to his private diaries and notebooks tell his story
£25.00
#18234 Findlay, Dr George. DR ROBERT BROOM, F.R.S. Palaeontologist And Physician - 1866-1951. A Biography, Appreciation, And Bibliography. One quarter 'leather' over paper-covered boards. 157pp illustrated b/w plates. lg.8vo. Neat small ownership inscrip ffep else Fine condition in matching d/w. No.15 in the Balkema South African Biographical & Historical Studies series.Balkema. Cape Town 1972. ISBN 08696101810
Introduction by Raymond Dart. Broom's contributions to the study of man have stood the test of time. Contains bibliography of his publications.
£95.00
#18233 Grobbelaar, Pieter W. THIS WAS A MAN. Foreword by Dr. J.S. Gericke. White cb. 176pp illustrated b/w photos. 4to. Good condition only in poor d/w. Human & Rousseasu. Cape Town 1967.
A rather hagiographic biography of the late Dr Hendrik Voerword.
£20.00
#18273 Hofmeyr, J.H. & Reitz, F.W. THE LIFE OF JAN HENDRIK HOFMEYR. (Onze Jan). Maroon cb. 666pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Ex library. boards well worn nevertheless a good sound reading copy. Van De Sandt. Cape Town 1913.
Hofmeyr was president of the Afrikaner bond and an influential figure in politics. He sought to secure Dutch (local, afrikaner) control but within the sphere of the then British empire. His policies reflected his distrust of Kruger and the newly rich Transvaal. He thus did not support Kruger in his attempts to enlist the aid of the Germans or in his desire to gain a direct rail link to the sea other than through the Cape Colony. He joined with Rhodes for a while, but resigned his parliamentary seat in protest and alarm at Rhodes imperialism. Until the end of his life he was the major voice of the Cape Dutch through his control of the Afrikaner Bond
£25.00
#18240 Kirby. Percival R. SIR ANDREW SMITH, M.D., K.C.B. His Life, Letters And Works. Brown cb or. ix + 358pp illustrated b/w plates, photos, maps. lg.8vo. indexed. No inscrip. feps foxed else VG+ condition in VG d/w (no loss or tears, but small chips, creases, marks). Balkema. Cape Town 1965.
Joining the army medical department he was ordered to the Cape in 1821. He spent 15 years in South Africa where he found much scope for his talents as a naturalist. As a result of his investigations and publications on the subject, he has been acknowledged as the father of South African zoology. His military duties had, practically from his arrival, taken him into areas inhabited by the aborigines, and this aroused his interest in both anthropolgy and exploration. He accordingly made copious notes on the manners and customs of the bantu tribes with who he came into contact. Grahamstown was his headquarters, on and off, for several years until 1825. Reveals his side of the story following attacks on him by 'The Times' as a result of reports from Florence Nightingale on the collapse of the field medical services during the Crimea War.
£50.00
#18304 Krige, Uys. THE WAY OUT. Pale blue boards. 260pp. 12mo. Front board tanning, generally G-VG in Good d/w (frail, insect damage to folds). Maskew Miller. Cape Town 1955 revised edition.
Written in English by Krige this is the story of his wartime experiences in Italy where he was taken POW. He was a war correspondent in North Africa and when captured was sent to north Italy for 2 years. After his release following the armistice he subsequently headed back through still hostile German lines to return to the Allied forces. Author is a major Afrikaans writer of the early postwar period.
£20.00
#17925 Kropiwnicka, Aleksandra de Sas. (nee Hall). OLENKA. 187pp paperback illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. As new unread copy. Self. 2010. Several hundred copies only printed. ISBN 9780620428637
Signed by Author. An uplifting autobiography of a Polish holocaust survivor of the Ravensbruck & K.L. Sachsenhausen camps. The author came to South Africa in 1951. Includes family trees for the related Hall and Machnicki families. After the liberation marriage to a Polish veterinary surgeon brought her to South Africa. Now almost 90 years of age she lives in East London. A very readable and interesting memoir.
£29.00
#18172 Kumalo, Alf. & Mphahlele, Es'Kia. MANDELA. Echoes Of An Era. Softcover. 160pp illustrated b/w photos. 4to. No inscrip. VG condition. Penguin 1990. ISBN 9780140143164
Foreword by Walter Sisulu. A tribute to Nelson Mandela in contemporary photographs from the years of the struggle.
£12.00
#18238 Leviseur, Sophie. OUMA LOOKS BACK. Printed paper-covered blue boards. 120pp. portrait-frontis. 8vo. A sound reading copy only. Unie-Volkspers. Cape Town 1944.
Known as the "Grand old lady of Bloemfontein" she was the wife of Moritz Leviseur who fought in the Basuto war of 1865-1866, established the first hospital in Bloemfontein and founded the National Museum. This is a volume of her reminiscences, stories of the old days. (See Encyclopaedia Judaica).
£30.00
#18091 Mackenzie, Rob. DAVID LIVINGSTONE. The Truth Behind The Legend. Celebrating 150 Years Of Exploration And Discovery. Gilt and black dec. terra-cotta leather boards. 424pp illustrated col.b/w. 8vo. VG+ condition overall, probably unread as contents Fine condition. Fig Tree. Commemorative Edition. (8th edn overall). Zimbabwe 2005. No isbn listed for this particular edition but content same as isbn given. ISBN 0620208333
Copy No.1313 of 2500 copies signed by Author. This new biography sets to tread a path between earlier hagiographic works and later ones overly critical. It also assesses his motives and his life as a Christian. Includes the post mortem report used to confirm the identity of his body, and a very detailed index.
£30.00
#18325 Philip, Peter. BRITISH RESIDENTS AT THE CAPE 1795-1819. Biographical Records Of 4800 Pioneers. Cream cloth boards. xxiii + 484pp. 8vo. bibliography. No inscrip. lone insect has had small nibble to top edge of rear board & lower edge of front board, definitely not a major assault, else an unread near Fine copy in d/w. David Philip. Cape Town 1981. ISBN 0908396465
Lists in alphabetical order, with extensive biographical details, pioneers who made the Cape of Good Hope their home before the 1820 settlement in the Eastern Cape. Lists of sources, regiments, and ships of war which served at the Cape.
£40.00
#18326 Philip, Peter. BRITISH RESIDENTS AT THE CAPE 1795-1819. Biographical Records Of 4800 Pioneers. Cream cloth boards. xxiii + 484pp. 8vo. bibliography. No inscrip. a Fine unread copy in d/w. David Philip. Cape Town 1981. ISBN 0908396465
Lists in alphabetical order, with extensive biographical details, pioneers who made the Cape of Good Hope their home before the 1820 settlement in the Eastern Cape. Lists of sources, regiments, and ships of war which served at the Cape.
£45.00
#18284 Van Der Byl, Piet. FROM PLAYGROUNDS TO BATTLEFIELDS Pale blue cb. 290pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. VG condition in Good d/w (no loss, worn).. Timmins. Cape Town 1971. ISBN 0869780026
Copy No.1025 of 1850. Author, 1911 Cambridge blue, recounts a life much of which is involved with experiences in World War 1. He recalls the German South West Africa Campaign with details of the German surrender. Anecdotal tales of Generals Smuts & Botha make this good reading.
£10.00

PAPER EPHEMERA ITEMS

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#18297 Botha, C. Graham. OUR SOUTH AFRICA. Past and Present. A Graphic and Entertaining Story Dealing With Men and Matters Concerning South Africa From Its First Discovery By The Great Portuguese Navigators Up To The Present Day. Gilt on green cb. 178pp. complete with the 4 tipped-in prints as issued. A Fine copy. unused, _no_cards! United Tobacco Co. Cape Town c.1938
Album issued by cigarette company and with space for 200 historical cards as found in packets of "C TO C" cigarettes.
£30.00
#18298 Botha, C. Graham. OUR SOUTH AFRICA. Past and Present. A Graphic and Entertaining Story Dealing With Men and Matters Concerning South Africa From Its First Discovery By The Great Portuguese Navigators Up To The Present Day. Gilt on green cb. 178pp. complete with the 4 tipped-in prints as issued. Edges dusty, some light wear, generally VG+ condition. unused, _no_cards! United Tobacco Co. Cape Town c.1938
Album issued by cigarette company and with space for 200 historical cards as found in packets of "C TO C" cigarettes.
£25.00
#18299 Botha, C. Graham. OUR SOUTH AFRICA. Past and Present. A Graphic and Entertaining Story Dealing With Men and Matters Concerning South Africa From Its First Discovery By The Great Portuguese Navigators Up To The Present Day. Gilt on green cb. 178pp. complete with the 4 tipped-in prints as issued. A Good sound copy. over 40 cards, many loose. United Tobacco Co. Cape Town c.1938
Album issued by cigarette company and with space for 200 historical cards as found in packets of "C TO C" cigarettes.
£10.00

AFRICAN FICTION, LITERATURE & CREATIVE WRITINGS, MAGAZINES

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#18097 Baines, Nancy. CONTRAST. South African Quarterly. Volume 3 No.3. Issue No.11. Printed wraps. 96pp. G-VG condition. SA Literary Journal. Cape Town. March 1965.
Prose contributions by Anthony Delius, Jack Cope, Christina Truter. Verse by Patrick Roland, Barend Toerien, S.V. Petersen, Robert Dederick, Margaret Gillson, Adele Naude. Drama by Tania van Zyl, Adam Small. Articles by Johan Bekker, Richard Rive, Anthony Clarke, Anthony Woodward. Various illustrations by Thelma Chait, W. Gravett & Marc Glaser.
£20.00
#18098 Baines, Nancy. CONTRAST 12 South African Quarterly. Volume 3 No.4. Issue No.13. Printed wraps. 95pp. G-VG condition. SA Literary Journal. Cape Town. July 1965.
Prose contributions by Nadine Gordimer, Joy Sack, Desmond Greig, Abraham de Vries, Ruth Miller. Verse by Wendy Vogt, Lionel Abrahams, D. Diamond, Uys Krige, J.W. Price, E.V. Swart, Matthew Lamour. Article on Cecil Skotnes by Charles Eglington. Various illustrations by Johannes Koorzen, Heidi Herzog, & Amando Baldinelli.
£20.00
#18302 Brink, Andre. LOOKING ON DARKNESS. A Novel. Blue cb. No inscrip. ff browned else VG in d/w (no loss, chips, tears, but rubbed). W.H. Allen. London 1982 rpt. ISBN 0491017928
Originally published as "Kennis Van Die Aand" in 1973, author's 8th novel.
£12.00
#18096 Cope, Jack. CONTRAST. South African Quarterly. Volume 3 No.1. Issue No.9. Printed wraps. 96pp. Wraps rather worn, damp stained, a sound reading copy. SA Literary Journal. Cape Town. July 1964.
Prose contributions by Marcelle du Toit, Jack Cope, Breyten (?), P.J. Philaner, Philip Simson. Verse by Guy Butler, Anthony Delius, Uys Krige, Chris Coetzee, Phyllis Haring. Article by Richard Rive. Letter to the editor from Niel Hirschon. Various illustrations by Eleanor Esmonde-White, Marc Glaser, Mimi van der Merwe, and Marjorie Wallace.
£10.00
#18093 Cope, Jack. CONTRAST. South African Quarterly. Volume 1 No.3. Issue No.3. Printed wraps. 95pp. Wraps rather worn, ink price on front wrap, contents VG. SA Literary Journal. Cape Town. Winter 1961.
Prose contributions by A.A. Murray, Tania van Zyl, Jane Meiring. Verse by Hilda Brookea, D.R. Beeton, Barend Toerien, Ingrid Jonker, R.N. Currey, Uys Krige, H.W. Truter, Adele Naude, D.J. Livingstone, M.K. Howorth, Perseus Adams, H.A. Clark, Barry O. Higgs, Adam Small, D.A. Grieg. Translation into Afrikaans of a part of Antoine Saint-Exupery by J.G.J. Krige, Criticism by Dan Jacobsen, Dorothy S. Blair, T.A. Farnsworth, & Johannes Meintjes. Various illustrations by Irma Stern & Rupert Shephard.
£20.00
#18274 Divine, David. THE GOLDEN FOOL 250pp. Spine faded, Good clean sound copy in d/w (small loss to head & tail of spine. John Murray. London. 1954 1st edition.
Romance novel based upon the discovery of gold on a Transvaal farm. Claimed to be based upon a true story.
£12.00
#18196 Edwards, Theresa. THE LEGEND OF THE PEACOCK THRONE. Printed card wraps. 127pp illustrated b/w dwgs by Mine Jonker. A Fine unread copy. Struik 2005. ISBN 9781770071322
While on holiday in the Drakensberg cousins Julia, Jessica, and Jarred discover that the fabulous Peacock Throne of Shah Jahan of India, lost for almost 250 years, may be hidden in a cave. Legend says there's a curse that anybody who finds the throne will die. Is it true? Join them on their dangerous adventure and find out!
£10.00
#18309 Goodwin, Harold. SONGS FROM THE SETTLER CITY. Printed wraps, 108pp stapled. Wraps a little dusty & insect nibbled, G+. contents fine. Modern Printing. Grahamstown 1963.
Foreword by Guy Butler. A collection of light verse, mostly published in Grocott's Mail (the Grahamstown newspaper, South Africa's oldest).
£10.00
#18094 Haresnape, Geoffrey. (Ed). CONTRAST 66. South African Literary Journal. Volume 17 No.2. Printed wraps. 96pp. G-VG condition. SA Literary Journal. Cape Town. December 1988.
Prose contributions by Michael Rice, Andries Walter Oliphant, Heila Opperman, Hubert Jennings, Jay Naidoo. Verse by Lionel Abrahams, Gus Ferguson, Kelwyn Sole, Tatamkulu Afrika, Charles Leftwich, George Candy, Guy Butler, Geoffrey Haresnape, Sarel Smit, Nini Nothling, Willie Adams, Kobus Moolman, Rob Carter, M. Cook. Address by Chris Mann. Letter to the editor by Don McLennan.
£15.00
#18324 Haresnape, Geoffrey. (Ed). CONTRAST 67. South African Literary Journal. Volume 17 No.3. Printed wraps. 96pp. A nice clean example, VG condition. SA Literary Journal. Cape Town. July 1989.
Prose contributions by Michael King, Geoffrey Haresnape, Jan Rabie, Steve Jacobs, Paul Williams, Vanessa van der Mescht. Verse by Peter Sacks, Charl Cilliers, Andrew Nixon, Ian Tromp, Winston Mzikayize Mahola, Shona Bagley, Tony Ronaldson, Patrick Cullinan, I. Benyosef, A.G. Ullyatt, A van Niekerk, Peter Snyders, Ronel Scheffer. Stephen Watson. Letter to the editor by Tatumkulu Afrika.
£15.00
#18187 Head, Bessie. THE COLLECTOR OF TREASURES And Other Botswana Village Tales. 109pp p/b. Covered with plastic film. some pencil underlining else clean, VG+. Heinemann 1992. ISBN 9780435909819
13 short stories of famed writer who lived in self-imposed exile in Botswana where she died in 1986 aged only 49. Her longer works include 'Maru', and the autobiographical 'A Question Of Power'.
£8.00
#18193 Jacobson, Dan. THE PRICE OF DIAMONDS. 224pp p/b. Owners inscrip and label inside f.wrap. faded around spine hence VG+ condition, AD Donker. 1986. ISBN 0868521175
Signed on title page thus: "Dan Jacobson, Grahamstown, 23 iii 95".
£22.00
#18287 Mason, Richard. US. 336pp large paperback. No inscrip. VG-F condition. Penguin Viking 2004 1st edition. ISBN 0670915378
Author was born in South Africa and runs the Kay Mason Foundation (patron Desmond Tutu) to provide educational opportunities. A novel abour bullying and the lingering effects of childhood cruelty, about cliques, classes, and not fitting in.
£12.00
#18178 Millar, Ann. ARIEL ROSE 320pp 8vo p/b. Ownership inscrip ffep. small tear to edge of f.wrap else a nice unread copy. Ad. Donker. Johannesburg 1984 1st edition. ISBN 0868520616
Acclaimed as the first novel in a trilogy of one family's intimacies and their world of music, literature, and art. It is unlikely that the other novels, 'Pasella For Xavier' and 'Grail' will be found easily.
£7.00
#18195 Mpofu, Mfundo. CREEPY TALES. 99pp p/b. Ex publisher. Creta. 2008. ISBN 9780620406505
Four creepy tales from a township writer in Mdatsane. Be amazed at these tales of witchcraft and goteism!
£10.00
#18095 Segal, Philip. CONTRAST. South African Quarterly. Volume 2 No.1. Issue No.5. Printed wraps. 96pp. Wear to head of spine else generally VG condition. SA Literary Journal. Cape Town. Autumn 1962.
Prose contributions by Nadine Gordimer, Anthony Delius, Chris Barnard. Verse by Perseus Adams, C.J. Driver, Uys Krige, D.J. Livingstone, P.W. Grobbelaar, Adele Naude. Drama, The Blood Knot, by Athol Fugard. Sketches by David Lytton & Tania van Zyl. Articles by Athol Fugard (spelt Fougard!), A.G. Woodward. Illustrations by Lippy Lipschitz, Cecil Higgs, & Margaret Simpson. Letters to the Editor by Christina van Heyningen (complaint about editorial cutting of her article), M. Grut (Negritude)
£20.00
#18305 Shephard, Rupert. CAPE SCAPES. Printed yellow card covers. 44pp illustrated 4to. A Good copy, boards rubbed & spotty, contents are very clean. Cannon. Cape Town 1954.
"This omnibus in print and rhyme, of the ridiculous to the sublime". Illustrated scraperboard (?) views of Cape Town scenes by Author.
£6.00
#18158 Skinner, Douglas Reid. NEW CONTRAST Nos.74 & No.75. South African Literary Journal Vol.19 Nos. 2 & 3. Printed wraps. 159pp 8vo. VG-F condition. SA Literary Journal. nd (1991).
Jack Cope Memorial Issue 1913-1991. Tributes from Jean Lipkin, Jan Rabie, Geoffrey Haresnape, Mark Swift, Barend J. Toerien, Chris Mann, Wilhelm Grutter, Gerald Gordon & Douglas Reid Skinner. Fiction from Julia Martin, P.H. Roodt, & David Basckin. Poetry from Douglas Livingstone, Lionel Abrahams, Basil du Toit, M.M. Walters, Farouk Asvat, John Eppel, Daan Malan, John Higgins, Pieter van der Lugt, Dan Wylie, David Lytton, John Axe, Stephen Gray, Johann de Jager, Johann Rademeyer, Malvern van Wyk Smith, Moira Lovell, Annette K. Reusch, Evelyn Holtzhausen, Rod Mackenzie, Deon Knobel, & Ian Tromp. Other articles by Gunther Packendorf, Luis Rafael, Marco Fazzini, Grant Farred, Pieter van der Lugt, Peter Wilhelm,and one graphic by Eric Laubscher.
£15.00
#18235 Smith, Pauline. THE LITTLE KAROO. Gilt on red cb. A very Fine unread copy (we are tempted to use the word 'Mint') in a VG-F d/w (just the slightest wear and marking, no loss, chips, tears, not pc). Balkema. Cape Town 1981. ISBN 0869611305
A collection of ten short stories with an introduction by Arnold Bennett, preface by William Plomer, and a new foreword by Guy Butler. The publisher issued Pauline Smith's collected works in five volumes for their centenary (1882-1982) (their centenary leaflet included) and this Balkema edition is quite the most attractive edition of this work available.
£20.00
#18199 Wicomb, Zoe. PLAYING IN THE LIGHT. Printed wraps. 218pp. No inscrip. VG+ condition. Umuzi. Cape Town 2006. ISBN 9781415200018
Author explores the legacy of children born into a life of lies during the apartheid era exposing the damage of their parent's shame and silence.
£8.00

GRAHAM'S TOWN SERIES.

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#18246 Ayliff, John. (Ed. Peter Hinchliff) THE JOURNAL OF JOHN AYLIFF. I: 1821-1830. Gilt on brown cloth boards. 130pp illustrated b/w 8vo. Several appendices, index. A Fine unread copy in VG+ d/w (dusty but no loss, chips, or tears). Graham's Town Series No 1. Balkema for Rhodes University Grahamstown 1971.
The Rev John Ayliff, well known pioneer Methodist missionary, for the period covered by this extract was living in Grahamstown. Documents dealing with the first decade of the Settlers are few and his journal tells clearly of the hard life faced by them at this time. Extensive notes, list of Ayliff's preaching appointments.
£25.00
#18251 Ayliff, John. (Ed. Peter Hinchliff) THE JOURNAL OF JOHN AYLIFF. I: 1821-1830. Gilt on brown cloth boards. 130pp illustrated b/w 8vo. Several appendices, index. A Fine unread copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No 1. Balkema for Rhodes University Grahamstown 1971.
The Rev John Ayliff, well known pioneer Methodist missionary, for the period covered by this extract was living in Grahamstown. Documents dealing with the first decade of the Settlers are few and his journal tells clearly of the hard life faced by them at this time. Extensive notes, list of Ayliff's preaching appointments.
£30.00
#18250 Paver, Richard. (Ed. A.H. Duminy & L.G.J. Adcock) THE REMINISCENCES OF RICHARD PAVER. Gilt on brown cloth boards. 135pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. indexed. Notes, bibliography, index. No inscrip. a Fine copy in G-VG d/w (stained, but no loss, chips, or tears). The Graham's Town Series 5. Balkema for Rhodes University, Grahamstown. Cape Town 1979. ISBN 0869611100
After completing his engineering apprenticeship, Richard Paver emigrated to the Eastern Cape in 1843. He worked on the watermills at Sidbury and Glenthorn before entering into an agreement with Sir Andries Stockenstrom to erect a mill at Maasstroom. His reminiscences, written about forty years later, deal largely with his experiences during the Frontier wars which ensued. In 1846 he was a member of the burgher force which, under Stockenstrom's command, cleared the Amatolas before striking out across the Kei River. After war had broken out again at the end of 1850, he and his brother Henry remained at Maasstrom, attempting to defend the position until it was destroyed by fire eight months later. Paver's reminiscences provide vivid insight into a little-known and contentious phase in the history of the Eastern Cape frontier.
£20.00
#18252 Paver, Richard. (Ed. A.H. Duminy & L.G.J. Adcock) THE REMINISCENCES OF RICHARD PAVER. Gilt on brown cloth boards. 135pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. indexed. Notes, bibliography, index. A Mint copy in d/w. The Graham's Town Series 5. Balkema for Rhodes University, Grahamstown. Cape Town 1979. ISBN 0869611100
After completing his engineering apprenticeship, Richard Paver emigrated to the Eastern Cape in 1843. He worked on the watermills at Sidbury and Glenthorn before entering into an agreement with Sir Andries Stockenstrom to erect a mill at Maasstroom. His reminiscences, written about forty years later, deal largely with his experiences during the Frontier wars which ensued. In 1846 he was a member of the burgher force which, under Stockenstrom's command, cleared the Amatolas before striking out across the Kei River. After war had broken out again at the end of 1850, he and his brother Henry remained at Maasstrom, attempting to defend the position until it was destroyed by fire eight months later. Paver's reminiscences provide vivid insight into a little-known and contentious phase in the history of the Eastern Cape frontier.
£30.00
#18248 Pigot, Sophia. (Ed. Margaret Rainier). THE JOURNALS OF SOPHIA PIGOT. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. xviii + 172pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Notes, genealogy chart, index. Neat owners inscrip ffep, some annots & u/l hence a VG copy in G-VG d/w (dusty but no loss, chips, or tears, quite soiled). Graham's Town Series No 3. Balkema for Rhodes University Grahamstown 1974. ISBN 0869610481
Daughter of an 1820 Settler, Sophia spent her childhood in comfortable circumstances but shared the experiences of the pioneer community of the Settlers. She bore 14 children living variously in Kowie, Grahamstown, Graaff-Reinet, Cape Town, and Natal.
£20.00
#18254 Pigot, Sophia. (Ed. Margaret Rainier). THE JOURNALS OF SOPHIA PIGOT. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. xviii + 172pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Notes, genealogy chart, index. A Mint copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No 3. Balkema for Rhodes University Grahamstown 1974. ISBN 0869610481
Daughter of an 1820 Settler, Sophia spent her childhood in comfortable circumstances but shared the experiences of the pioneer community of the Settlers. She bore 14 children living variously in Kowie, Grahamstown, Graaff-Reinet, Cape Town, and Natal.
£30.00
#18247 Shaw, William. (Ed. W.D. Hammond-Tooke). THE JOURNAL OF WILLIAM SHAW. Gilt on brown cb, 220pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Notes & index. A Fine unread copy in VG d/w (dusty and with wear near head of spine but no loss or tears). Graham's Town Series No 2. Balkema for Rhodes University Grahamstown 1972.
The Weslyan missionary Rev William Shaw acted as the Settler's spiritual guide and advisor. The first part of his journal covers the period 1820-21 at Salem laying the foundations of Methodism among the Settlers. The second, 1827-29, covers his work at Weslyville among the Gqunukhwebe, the first of a chain of mission stations stretching from the Eastern Cape to Natal. Extensive notes.
£20.00
#18255 Shaw, William. (Ed. W.D. Hammond-Tooke). THE JOURNAL OF WILLIAM SHAW. Gilt on brown cb, 220pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Notes & index. A Mint unread copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No 2. Balkema for Rhodes University Grahamstown 1972.
The Weslyan missionary Rev William Shaw acted as the Settler's spiritual guide and advisor. The first part of his journal covers the period 1820-21 at Salem laying the foundations of Methodism among the Settlers. The second, 1827-29, covers his work at Weslyville among the Gqunukhwebe, the first of a chain of mission stations stretching from the Eastern Cape to Natal. Extensive notes.
£30.00
#18249 Stubbs, Thomas. (Ed W.A. Maxwell & R.T. McGeogh). THE REMINISCENCES OF THOMAS STUBBS. Including "Men I Have Known". Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. xvi + 302pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. Notes, bibliography, genealogy chart. No inscrip. VG+ condition in G-VG d/w (dusty & soiled, worn at head of spine but o/w no loss, chips, or tears). Graham's Town Series No 4. Balkema for Rhodes University Grahamstown 1978. ISBN 0869610929
The reminiscences cover the whole period of Stubbs' life from the family's embarkation on the "Northampton" to his struggle as a saddler to support his family at his brother's farm, Harrison, near Whittlesea. He was a volunteer in the war of 1834, founded the Mounted Rangers, and became the hero of Albany in the wars of 1846 & 1850.
£20.00
#18253 Stubbs, Thomas. (Ed W.A. Maxwell & R.T. McGeogh). THE REMINISCENCES OF THOMAS STUBBS. Including "Men I Have Known". Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. xvi + 302pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. Notes, bibliography, genealogy chart. A Mint copy in d/w. Graham's Town Series No 4. Balkema for Rhodes University Grahamstown 1978. ISBN 0869610929
The reminiscences cover the whole period of Stubbs' life from the family's embarkation on the "Northampton" to his struggle as a saddler to support his family at his brother's farm, Harrison, near Whittlesea. He was a volunteer in the war of 1834, founded the Mounted Rangers, and became the hero of Albany in the wars of 1846 & 1850.
£30.00

LAWRENCE GREEN TITLES

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#18306 Green, Lawrence G. HARBOURS OF MEMORY. A Book Of Personal Experiences Along South African And Other Romantic Waterfronts, Odd Characters Encountered By The Author And The Strange Tales They Told. Brown boards. 255pp. illustrated cold.frontis b/w line dwgs. No inscrip. eps & edges lightly browned, VG in very nice d/w (no chips or tears, bright and clean). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1969 1st edn.
Whilst most of the stories concern local harbours, East Africa is also covered and there are chapters on Marseille and Gibraltar
£12.00

MEDIA (print, broadcasting, freedom of expression).

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#18184 Duncan, Jane. BROADCASTING AND THE NATIONAL QUESTION. South African Broadcasting In An Age Of Neo-Liberalism. Printed wraps. 226pp 8vo. VG+ condition. Freedom of Expression Institute. Johannesburg nd. c.2001. ISBN 9080587621
Author considers that the impact of the government's neo-liberal policies entrench rather than eliminate inequalities in the broadcasting sector, and calls for a radical rethink in this area.
£40.00
#18179 Hanson Cooke. GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS. AFRICA 1998. Printed wraps. 426pp illustrated colour photos. A4. Fine condition. Hansen Cooke. London. ISBN 1902221001
Published for the Africa Telekom 98 Exhibition and Forum. Contains much editorial relating to the telecommunications industry.
£50.00
#18169 Karikari, Kwame. MEDIA ALERT. West Africa 2006-2007. Annual State Of The Media Report. Printed wraps. 160pp translated English text. illustrated b/w. followed by 182pp in the original French. A Fine unread copy. Media Foundation for West Africa. Ghana 2008.
Provides an overview of the legal status of media organistions in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, & Togo. The three sections, Alert, Updates, Datelines, give specific information upon individual cases of harrassment and censorship of the media.
£40.00
#18170 Karikari, Kwame. MEDIA ALERT. West Africa 2002-2003. Annual State Of The Media Report. Printed wraps. 118pp translated English text. illustrated b/w. followed by 128pp in the original French. Front wrap with tear top edge but contents Fine. Media Foundation for West Africa. Ghana nd (2004).
Provides an overview of the legal status of media organisations in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, & Togo. The two sections, Alert & Updates, Datelines, give specific information upon individual cases of harrassment and censorship of the media.
£40.00
#18189 Konrad Adenauer Foundation. SADC MEDIA LAW. A HANDBOOK FOR MEDIA PRACTITIONERS. Vol.1. A Comparative Overview Of The Laws And Practices In Malawi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, And South Africa. Vol.2. A Comparative Overview Of The Laws And Practices In Botswana, Swaziland, And Zambia. Printed wraps. 144pp + 119pp. Fine unread copies. Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Media Programme (Foundation). Johannesburg 2004. ISBN 0620315105 ISBN 0620332890
Reviews the situation in each country under the headings of Experiences of journalists, Constitution of the country, Legislation governing the media, Codes of conduct, Regulations, Case law. An annexure looks at the legislation and law impacting on freedom of expression in the countries under the headings of Broadcasting, Print media, Censorship, Access to information, Defense and internal security, Protection of confidential sources.
£50.00
#18183 Merrett, Christopher. A CULTURE OF CENSORSHIP. Secrecy And Intellectual Repression In South Africa. Printed wraps. 296pp 8vo. VG+ condition. David Philip & University of Natal Press. Cape Town 1994. (same as Mercer University Press ISBN 0865544530 ISBN 0864862598
Traces the development of censorship during the 20thC up to the first democratic election in 1994. Reflecting a concern about the continuing influence of censorship as part of the legacy of apartheid, the book examinies different facets of the problem at the moment of political transition, suggesting possible solutions.
£20.00

NATURAL HISTORY

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#18161 Marais, Anna Louise & Christine. ETOSHA EXPERIENCE. Printed boards. 102pp illustrated cold.dwgs. oblong 4to. VG+ condition. Gamsberg. Windhoek 1995. ISBN 9780868489353
With attractive drawings of flora and fauna the book proceeds through the park from east to west showing what may be found at the 24 different locations shown. Extensive illustrations, each with descriptive text.
£19.00
#18203 Sinclair, Ian., Hockey, Phil., & Tarboton, Warwick. SASOL BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. The Region's Most Comprehensively Illustrated Guide. Softocver. 447pp illustrated cold.dwgs. 8vo. Mint condition. Struik. Cape Town 2002 3rd edition. ISBN 9781868727216
The best local field guide in print to 950 species of birds. Illustrated by Peter Hayman & Norman Arlott. Multiple copies available.
£18.00

MODERN POLITICAL HISTORY, SOCIOLOGY, CURRENT AFFAIRS

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#18167 AfriMAP. SOUTH AFRICA. JUSTICE SECTOR AND THE RULE OF LAW. A Review. Printed wraps. 180pp 8vo. A near Fine unread copy. Open Society Foundation for South Africa. London 2005. ISBN 1920051295
A comprehensive review of the justice sector. Includes chapters on the legal and institutional framework, management and oversight mechanisms, criminal justice and access to justice.
£25.00
#18213 Bhorat, Haroon., Leibrandt, Murray., Maziya, Muzi., Van Den Berg, Servaas., & Woolard, Ingrid. FIGHTING POVERTY. Labour Markets And Inequality In South Africa. Printed wraps. 252pp 8vo. Fine condition. UCT Press. Cape Town 2001. ISBN 9781919713625
Uses new & current methods in modern labour economics upon appropriate South African data sets to answer questions which were previously only answered in either a limited way or to which answers were previously unavailable.
£15.00
#18175 Bruce, David., Newham, Gareth., & Masuku, Themba. IN SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE'S DEMOCRACY. An Assessment Of The South African Police Service. Printed card wraps. 210pp A4. Fine condition. Centre For The Study of Violence and Reconciliation. Johannesburg 2007.
This assessment comes from the project "Strengthening Police Accountability In South Africa" initiated by the Open Society Foundation and the Open Society Jusitce Initiative in 2002. SAPS provided research access and assistance with meeting relevant personnel.
£30.00
#18083 Bundy, Colin. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN PEASANTRY. Printed wraps. 276pp 8vo. No inscrip. VG+ condition. David Philip. Cape Town 2nd edn 1988. same as James Currey ISBN 0852550472 ISBN 00864860889
A history of social and economic change in South Africa concentrating on the period between 1870 & 1913. The emergence of an under-developed black peasantry in response to white farming and urban employment was a crucial process in the making of modern South Africa. The only difference between this and the 1979 edition is the addition of a new 12pp Preface discussing criticisms of the original text.
£20.00
#18177 Bundy, Colin. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN PEASANTRY. Printed wraps. 276pp 8vo. Inscrip inside f.wrap. VG condition. David Philip. Cape Town 2nd edn 1988. same as James Currey ISBN 0852550472 ISBN 00864860889
A history of social and economic change in South Africa concentrating on the period between 1870 & 1913. The emergence of an under-developed black peasantry in response to white farming and urban employment was a crucial process in the making of modern South Africa. The only difference between this and the 1979 edition is the addition of a new 12pp Preface discussing criticisms of the original text.
£15.00
#18079 Bundy, Colin. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN PEASANTRY. Printed brown wraps. 276pp 8vo. No inscrip. VG+ condition. Heinemann. London 1979. ISBN 0435945238
A history of social and economic change in South Africa concentrating on the period between 1870 & 1913. The emergence of an under-developed black peasantry in response to white farmering and urban employment was a crucial process in the making of modern South Africa.
£15.00
#18162 Burman, Sandra. & Reynolds, Pamela. (Eds). GROWING UP IN A DIVIDED SOCIETY. The Contexts Of Childhood In South Africa. Printed wraps. 454pp. Ownership inscrip ffep. sound clean G+ condition. Ravan. Johannesburg 1986 ISBN 0869753061
Contributions from various authors:
Sandra Burman. An Introduction.
Charles Simkins. Household Composition And Structure In South Africa.
Christopher Molteno et al. Childhood Health In South Africa.
Jacklyn Cock et al. The Case Of The Apartheid Child: An Urban African Study.
Bill Nasson. Perspectives On Education In South Africa.
Sandra Burman & Rebecca Fuchs. When Families Split: Custody On Divorce In South Africa.
Helen Zille. Beginning Life In An Apartheid Society: Childbirth In South Africa.
Don Foster. The Development Of Racial Orientation In Children: A Review Of South African Research.
Pieter Le Roux. Growing Up An Afrikaner.
Sally Frankel & Milton Shain. The Open Ghetto: Growing Up Jewish In South Africa.
Gina Buijs. Children Of The Sugar Company: Tradition And Change In An Indian Community.
Ina Roux. The Children Of The 'Surplus People': A Case Study of Elukhanyweni.
Wilfried Scharf et al. Strollers - Street Children Of Cape Town.
Kay McCormick. Children's Use Of Language In District Six.
Pamela Reynolds. Calling Kin In Crossroads.
Paul Alberts. First Steps In A Photographic Essay.
Frank Chikane. Children In Turmoil: The Effects Of Unrest On Township Children.
Fiona McLachlan. Children In Prison.
Eleanor Preston-Whyte & Jennifer Louw. The End Of Childhood: An Anthropological Vignette.
Pamela Reynolds. Afterword.
£10.00
#18188 Butler, Jeffrey., Rotberg, Robert I., & Adams, John. THE BLACK HOMELANDS OF SOUTH AFRICA: The Political And Economic Development Of Bophutatswana And KwaZulu. Tan cb. 250pp illustrated charts, tables, maps. etc. indexed. bibliography. No inscrip. G-VG, no d/w. Perspectives On Southern Africa 21. University of California Press. Berkely 1978. ISBN 0520032314
A contemporary look at the homeland situation in South Africa backed up by much statistical data.
£12.00
#18088 Cross, C.R. & Haines, R.J. (Eds). TOWARDS FREEHOLD? Options For Land And Development In South Africa's Black Rural Areas. Printed wraps. 405pp 8vo. Front wrap creased hence G+, o/w contents clean. Juta 1988. ISBN 0702121231
Forty contributed academic papers deal with the question of tenure and point to deficiencies in state development planning intiatives both past and present. Intended as a handbook for workers in official and voluntary agences this collection provides in-depth studies in a short format accessible to all.

G. van der Wall. Towards A System Of Land Tenure In The National States.
P.M. Zulu. The Inadaquacy Of Reform, Land And The Freedom Charter.
Gideon Mashile. The Economic Environment Of Rural Land Policy And Planning In South Africa.
Matthew Cobbet. The Land Question In A Post Apartheid South Africa, A Preliminary Assessment.
Richard Heynes & C.R. Cross. An Historical Overview Of Land Policy And Tenure In South Africa's Black Areas.
C.M.K. Seape. Land Problems Of Black Farmers And Their Implications For Development, The Barolong Case.
Joanne Yawitch. Betterment As State Policy In South Africa.
P.A. McAllister. The Impact Of Relocation In A Transkei Betterment Area.
J.J. McCarthy. African Land Tenure As A Popular Issue And Power Relations In South African Urban And Peri-Urban Areas.
Rob Evans. Black Land In White Natal, How To Set Up A Bureaucratic Impasse.
Alan Mabin. Land Ownership And The Prospects For Land Reform In The Transvaal.
Valerie Moller. Some Thoughts On Black Urbanisation After The Abolition Of Influx Control.
Cecil Manona. Movement Into Town From A Rural Area, A Case Study In The Eastern Cape.
Richard Haines & C.P.G. Tapscott. The Silence Of Poverty, Tribal Administration And Development In The Rural Transkei.
Eleanor Preston-Whyte. Mission Land At Indaleni, What To Do With A Scarce Resource.
Surplus People's Project. The Landord-Tenant Question On Black Freehold Land.
Norman Bromberger. Cash-Cropping, Subsistance, And Grazing, Prospects For Land Tenure In KwaZulu
J.F. Van Der Merwe. The Present Crisis Of Organised Farming In South Africa.
G. Lenta & G. Maasdorp. Limit Factors On Food Production In The Homelands.
A.J. Gilbert. A Rural Community's Response To Sugar Cane Production.
M.J. Roodt. Bophutatswana's State Farming Projects, Is Failure Inevitable?
Mark Lyster. Agricultural Marketing In KwaZulu, Increasing Private Sector Involvment.
Nick Vink. The Fallacy Of The Commons, Communal Grazing In Southern Africa.
C.R. Cross. Credit, Mortgage, And Savings, What Does Rural Agriculture Need To Succeed?
Andrew Beck. Land Tenure And Social Justice, An Outline Of The Situation In The Transkei.
G. Barnes. Approaches To Land Tenure And Survey.
M.Y.G.H. Margeot. Freehold In Black Areas, Structure, Requirements And Prospects.
Leon Louw. Black Tenure Versus White Tenure In South Africa, The Impact On Development.
S.A.J. Sibanyoni. A Report Submitted to KaNgwane After A Fact-Finding Trip To The Far East.
Michael Cokwana. A Close Look At Tenure In Ciskei.
Peter Moll. Transition To Freehold In The Reserves.
Norman Bromberger. Introduction To The Land Tenure Debate From Reality.
D.R. Tapson. Freehold Versus Leasehold In The Homelands.
C.R. Cross. Freehold In The 'Homelands', What Are The Real Constraints?
C.J. De Wet. Land Tenure, Local Government And Agricultural Development In The Ciskei.
Leon Louw. Towards Resolving The New Confusion About Land.
C.R. Cross. Informal Freehold And The Free Market, Reply To Louw.
D.R. Tapson. Freehold Land Rights, Blind Alley In The Homelands, A Rejoinder.
Leon Louw. Freehold Land Rights, Other Freedoms And The Future Of The Rural Poor (Rejoinder To Cross).
Norman Bromberger. Afterword. Issues In Future Land Policy In South Africa's Black Reserves.
£90.00
#18292 Foreign Affairs Department of South Africa. SOUTH WEST AFRICA ADVISORY OPINION 1971. A Study In International Adjudication. Bound brown skivertex boards. 136pp illustrated frontis. 8vo. No inscrip. VG+ condition. 1972.
Provides an analysis of the United Nations Security Council 'Opinion' of 21 June 1971 from South Africa's point of view, and with appropriate background information.
£30.00
#18168 Greenberg, Stephen. (Ed). DEVELOPMENT UPDATE. Vol.4 No.2. Piecemeal Reforms And Calls For Action. Land Reforms In South Africa. Printed wraps. 190pp 8vo. Unread copy in Fine condition. Interfund. Johannesburg 2003.
Contains the following articles:
Stephen Greenberg. Redistribution And Access In A Market-Driven Economy.
Abdoesalaam Isaacs. Trapped Farm Labour: Obstacles To Rights And Freedom.
Ben Cousins & Aninka Claasens. Communal Land Tenure: Livelihoods, Rights, And Institutions.
Samantha Hargreaves And Ann Eveleth. The Land Restitution Programme: Advancing Real Reform Or Delaying It?
Stephen Greenbert. Political Stabilisation And Market Extension: The Post Apartheid Restructuring Of Agriculture And Its Impact On Food Security.
Tessa Cousins And Donna Hornby. Communal Property Institutions: Adrift In A Sea Of Land Reform.
Ann Eveleth. The Struggles Of South Africa's Landless.
Michelle Festus. We Are Women, We Are Land.
£30.00
#18191 Human Rights Internet (HRI). FUNDING HUMAN RIGHTS. An International Directory Of Funding Organisations And Human Rights Awards. Green card wraps. 216pp spiral bound. VG condition. International Centre For Human Rights And Democratic Development. Ottowa 1999 3rd edn.
£20.00
#18165 Human Rights Watch & International Gay And Lesbian Human Rights Commission. MORE THAN A NAME. State-Sponsored Homophobia And Its Consequences In Southern Africa. Printed wraps. 298pp 8vo. Fine unread copy. Human Rights Watch & IGLHRC. 2003. ISBN 1564322866
Many leaders in Southern Africa have publicly singled out lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as scapegoats for their countries' problems leading to their official marginalisation and persecution. Ostracised by the community many have paid the price for their gender and sexual preferences with persecution up to and including death. In South Africa, the liberal constitution is flouted with police ignoring attacks against the GLBT community, community leaders erroneously justifying physical attacks against people on the basis of their ways being 'Un-African'.
£20.00
#18166 Human Rights Watch. WORLD REPORT 2007. Events Of 2006. Softcover. 556pp 8vo. VG+ condition. HRW 2007. ISBN 9781583227404
Provides reviews of the status of human rights in the following African countries: Angola, Burundi, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
£20.00
#18159 Johnson, Phyllis. & Martin, David. (Eds). DESTRUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT. Southern Africa At War. 378pp p/b illustrated b/w plates. A Good clean reading copy, worn, rear wrap creased. Zimbabwe Publishing House. Harare 1986. ISBN 0949225312
Foreword by Julius Nyere. Articles included:
David Martin & Phyllis Johnston. Mozambique: To Komati And Beyond.
David Martin & Phyllis Johnston. Zimbabwe: Apartheid's Dilemma.
Marga Holness. Angola: The Struggle Continues.
Peter Manning & Reginald H. Green. Namibia: Preparations For Destablization.
Rok Ajulu & Dianna Cammack. Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland: Captive States.
Abdul S. Minty. South Africa's Military Buildup: The Region At War.
Abdul S. Minty. South Afica's Nuclear Capability: The Apartheid Bomb.
Vella Pillay. Rising Cost Of Apartheid: The Economic Crisis.
Reginald H. Green & Carol B. Thompson. Political Economies In Conflict: SADCC, South Africa And Sanctions.
William Minter. Destructive Engagement: The United States & South Africa In The Reagan Era.
£12.00
#18176 Kane-Berman, John., MacFarlane, Marco., & Tempest. Jane. SOUTH AFRICA SURVEY 2006/2007. Printed wraps. 557pp illustrated charts, graphs. 8vo. No inscrip. Fine condition. SAIRR 2007. ISBN 9780869824835
Provides statistical information on demographics, the economy, business & employment, education, health & welfare, crime & security, living conditions & communications, politics.
£50.00
#18301 Murray, Martin. SOUTH AFRICA: TIME OF AGONY, TIME OF DESTINY. The Upsurge Of Popular Protest. 496pp p/b, illustrated map. No inscrip. front wrap has soft crease hence G-VG condition Verso. London 1987. ISBN 0860918572
A reference on resistance to apartheid, examining conflict within the various resistance groupings and an analysis of the roots and diversity of black opposition.
£15.00
#18164 Nel, Philip. & McGowan, Patrick J. (Eds). POWER, WEALTH, AND GLOBAL ORDER. An International Relations Textbook For Africa. Printed wraps. 340pp 4to. Used academic text sold w.a.f. Has considerable highlighting. University of Cape Town Press. 1999. ISBN 9781919713304
A textbook primarily aimed at university students taking introductory courses in International Relations. Papers by 16 local academic specialists in the field.
£10.00
#18087 Sarkin, Jeremy. CARROTS AND STICKS: THE TRC AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN AMNESTY PROCESS. Printed wraps. 441pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. index, bibliography. Inscrips fill inside of rear wrap, hence VG only. contents very clean. Intersentia 2004. ISBN 9050954006
An extensive analysis of the TRC process, this examines many of the famous cases such as the Cradock Four, The Pebco Three, the St James Church, Heidelberg Tavern, Bisho, Boipatong, Trust Feeds, and KwaMakutha massacres; the killings of Amie Biehl, Chris Hani, Steve Biko, Stanza Bopape, Fabian & Florence Ribeiro; the Motherwell, Magoo's Bar, Ellis Park Rugby Stadium, Church Street, and Wimpy bombings; the Craig Duli coup, the applications of Craig Williamson, Trevor Tutu, Eugene de Kock, and Jeffrey Benzien; the collective applications of the ANC 37 and APLA leaders, the Jerry Richardson case involving Winnie Madikazela-Mandela, and amnesty cases stemming from the Magnus Malan trial.
£60.00
#18084 Schori, Pierre. THE IMPOSSIBLE NEUTRALITY - SOUTHERN AFRICA. Sweden's Role Under Olaf Palme. Printed wraps. 33pp. No inscrip. VG+ condition. David Philip. 1994. ISBN 0869462717
Olaf Palme's claimed greatest contribution to the anti-apartheid movement was to mobilise, first Swedish, then Nordic and other Europeans, in the struggle against apartheid. Author gives an account of Palme's involvement in the struggles.
£10.00
#18180 Sibongo, Daniel., Nthengwe, David., & Lush, David. (Eds). SO THIS IS DEMOCRACY? Report On State Of The Media In Southern Africa 1996. Printed wraps. 116pp. Fine condition. Media Institute of Southern Africa ISBN 9991672826
An overview for Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
£20.00
#18181 Sibongo, Daniel., Nthengwe, David., & Lush, David. (Eds). SO THIS IS DEMOCRACY? Report On State Of The Media In Southern Africa 1996. Printed wraps. 116pp. Fine condition. Media Institute of Southern Africa ISBN 9991672826
An overview for Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
£20.00
#18089 Sparks, Allister. THE MIND OF SOUTH AFRICA. Red cb. 424pp 8vo. index. bibliography. No inscrip. edges of ff browned, else VG+ in matching d/w (no chips, loss, or tears). Heinemann. London 1990. ISBN 9780434752669
The first half of the book is concerned with the historical development of South Africa leading to the crystalisation of social attitudes into law. The rise and fall of apartheid which occupied South Africans for decades is analysed , ending in the transitional period of the late 1980s.
£20.00
#18190 Sparks, Allister. TOMORROW IS ANOTHER COUNTRY. The Inside Story of South Africa's Negotiated Revolution. 254pp. p/b. No inscrip. a near Fine copy. Struik. Cape Town 1995 imp. ISBN 0781875015115
A fascinating account of the true events that took place in the four years before Mandela's release from prison. The secret meetings between leading governmental parties, political prisoners and the outlawed opposition etc.
£12.00
#18080 Steyn, Melissa. "WHITENESS JUST ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE". White Identity In A Changing South Africa. 228pp p/b 8vo. No inscrip. VG-Fine condition. State University of New York. 2001. ISBN 9780791450802
Framed within the debates of postcolonialism and postmodernism the author explores how the changes in South Africa's social and political structure are changing the white population's identity and sense of self.
£15.00
#18082 Tatz, C.M. SHADOW AND SUBSTANCE IN SOUTH AFRICA. A Study In Land And Franchise Policies Affecting Africans 1910-1960. Green cb. 238pp 4to. Inscrip f.pastedown, rear boards soiled, a good clean copy, no d/w. University of Natal. 1962.
The central aim of this book is to prove and illustrate the connection between land provisions and representation in South African native policy between 1910 and 1960. It looks at the political questions arising from the South African Native Affairs Commission of 1903-1905 and the treatment of these issues from the foundations of the land policies of the Union of South Africa, 1910-1913, to the policies of apartheid and seperate development.
£20.00
#18279 Thompson, L.M. THE UNIFICATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 1902-1910. Black cb. xv + 549pp. indexed. No inscrip. edges & eps foxed hence VG in Poor d/w (complete but insect-ravaged, spotted). OUP. London 1960.
Gives an analysis of the constitution of the Union, and covers the events culminating in this. Based mainly on private papers of the architects of the Union showing their divergent views and hopes for the future. Appendices include details of the members of the National Convention. Extensive bibliography.
£18.00
#18280 Thompson, L.M. THE UNIFICATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 1902-1910. Black cb. xv + 549pp. indexed. Owners inscrip ffep. edges & eps foxed hence VG in Poor d/w (complete but insect-ravaged, spotted). OUP. London 1960.
Gives an analysis of the constitution of the Union, and covers the events culminating in this. Based mainly on private papers of the architects of the Union showing their divergent views and hopes for the future. Appendices include details of the members of the National Convention. Extensive bibliography.
£15.00
#18186 Villa-Vicencio, Charles. TRAPPED IN APARTHEID. A Socio-Theological History Of The English-Speaking Churches. Printed wraps. 250pp 8vo. No inscrip. VG+ condition. David Philip. Cape Town 1988. (same as Oribis Books. ISBN 0883445190). ISBN 0864860986
Author was HoD of the Dept. Religious Studies at UCT. A history of the English-speaking churches in their attitudes to events as they have developed over the years. His main premise is that the churches refused to either contradict the dominant social order or reject the legitimacy of the state, thus finding themselves trapped in apartheid.
£15.00

GENERAL AFRICAN REFERENCE WORKS

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#18278 Branford, Jean. A DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH. Maroon skivertex bds. xxxi + 361pp. 8vo. Inscrip ffep. a sound clean copy in VG condition in G+ d/w (no loss but rubbed & chipped). Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1978. ISBN 0195700996
This lists the South African useage of over 3000 words with illustrative quotations. Also contains a list of earliest recorded dates of 300 selected words, and list of word sources quoted.
£12.00
#18192 Jacottet, E. & Jankie, H.E. A PRACTICAL METHOD TO LEARN SESUTO With Exercises And A Short Vocabulary. Brown cb. VG+ condition. Morija 1972 3rd edn.
This is a grammatical study, not a phrasebook.
£15.00

RHODESIA / ZIMBABWE

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#18312 Gale, W.D. THE YEARS BETWEEN 1923-1973. Half A Century Of Responsible Government In Rhodesia. Printed wraps. stapled 92pp illustrated b/w photos & subsidising advertisements. 4to. VG condition, attractive copy. H.C.P. Anderson. Salisbury June 1973.
A historical review of problems past and present from the Rhodesian point of view. Includes compliment slip from Rhodesian Diplomatic Mission.
£18.00

SOUTH AFRICAN SPORT, VARIOUS

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#18202 Carmichael, Shelley. IMAGES OF '97. A Pictorial Celebration Of The Sporting Year. Black cb. 136pp illustrated col.photos. 4to. Fine condition in d/w (rear lightly rubbed, but no loss, chips, or tears). Touchline Media with Sports Illustrated & Vodacom. Cape Town 1997. ISBN 9781919707099
A pick of the year's sport photograph with a heavey emphasis on South Africa. Special comments on their sporting season from Lance Klusener, Allan Donald, Lucas Radebe, Amanda Coetzer, Ernie Els, Jake Matlata, Clive Barker, Marius Corbett, Llewellyn Herbert, Os du Randt.
£15.00
#18314 Crowley, Brian. CRICKET'S EXILES. The Saga Of South African Cricket. Green printed boards. 160pp illustrated b/w 4to. VG condition in d/w (no loss or tears though somewhat creased to head of spine) Don Nelson. Cape Town 1983. ISBN 0909238820
Deals with South African international cricket from the early years through all the years of ostracisation leading to the rebel tours.
£8.00
#18315 Kidson, Hayward. OVER AND TIME. 449pp. illustrated b/w photos etc. No inscrip, shelfwear, corners bumped, a Good reading copy in d/w (no loss, chips, or tears, but rubbed & worn). Howard Timmins. Cape Town nd. c.1983. ISBN 0869782371
A cricket umpire's autobiography. The author was cricket umpire for 30 years at all levels up to and including test cicket. Includes test results where he was the umpire - SAvNZ 1961-62, SAvUK 1964-65, SAvAU 1966-67.
£6.50
#18300 Procter, Mike. CRICKET BUCCANEER. Green paper-covered boards. 162pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. No inscrip, eps & top edge v.sl fox o/w VG+ in VG d/w (no loss, rubbed and worn at head of spine). Don Nelson, Cape Town 1974. ISBN 0909238073
Not simply a book on a cricketer then regarded as the worlds best all-rounder but also on his philosophy, his attitude towards South Africa's isolation, the men who administrate the game, the E.P. walk-off which cost Rhodesia the Currie Cup in 1972-73, the pros & cons of county cricket and the 1966-67 and 1970 Australian tours and other controversial topics.
£15.00
#18155 Struben, Pamela. HORSES AND RIDING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Gilt on red skivertex. 286pp illustrated b/w photos. 4to. No inscription. small dib on spine neatly fixed, eps foxed else a VG condition copy. Purnell. Johannesburg 1966.
Consists of 44 seperate contributions on various aspects of horses and riding from a wide range of authors. From the Lippizaner horses to Basutoland ponies, this covers all aspects of the subject in South Africa.
£19.00

AFRICAN TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION (historical and recent).

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#18214 Manser, Riaan. AROUND AFRICA ON MY BICYCLE. Printed wraps. 705pp illustrated col.photos. 8vo. No inscrip. slight bump to top of spine hence VG-F condition. Jonathan Ball 2007 1st edition. ISBN 9781868422470
Two years, two months, fifteen days, took the author 36500km through 34 different countries around the perimeter of Africa on his bicycle. On the way he consumed two pairs of shoes, 120 tyres & 90 inner tubes, 15 chains, 808 days of actual pedalling, and 3 pairs of socks.
£15.00
#18197 Paton, Alan. (Ed. Hermann Wittenberg). LOST CITY OF THE KALAHARI. Printed boards. 60pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Mint condition. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press 2005. ISBN 9781869140663
Paton's hitherto unpublished account of his 1956 expedition to locate the ruins described in G.A. Farini's 1886 book 'Through The Kalahari Desert'. With maps, photos, list of provisions, this travelogue tells the tale of this amateur expedition.
£19.00

MILITARY

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#18316 Agar-Hamilton, J.A.I. & Turner, L.C.F. CRISIS IN THE DESERT. May-July 1942. Navy cb. x + 368pp illustrated b/w photos. maps, foldout maps. lg.8vo. A G+ copy in Poor d/w. Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1952.
Signed by Authors thus: "J.A.I. Agar-Hamilton 30 July 1952." to ffep, and on the title page "L.C.F. Turner, Assistant Editor. P. Alton, Cartographer, H. Betzler, Archivist".
Includes signed autograph letter of thanks for the gift of the book, to author Agar-Hamilton from Field-Marshall Sir Claude J.E. Auchinleck dd 23rd November 1954, London.
As one of the three 'Oxford' volumes this forms part of the later 8 (9) volume Purnell official South African war histories. It deals with the most critical phase of the Western Desert campaign of 1942. A full account of the battles of Gazala and the 'Cauldron', and the fall of Tobruk are given. It concludes with Rommel's invasion of Egypt, his victory at Mersa Matruh and his halting at El Alamein.
£200.00
#18320 Coetzee, C.G. (Ed. Tony Nunn). THE UNFORTIFIED MILITARY VILLAGES OF SIR HARRY SMITH. 1848-1850. The Cape Journal. Military Villages In The Eastern Cape. Edited & Revised by Tony Westby-Nunn. Printed wraps. 80pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Mint condition. Cape Town 2010. ISBN 9780620469715
Sir Harry Smith created six 'military villages' on the frontier for discharged British soldiers, but these were not fortified. On Christmas Day 1850 the villages of Woburn, Auckland, & Juanasberg were attacked by the Xhosa and most of the inhabitants killed. Includes contemporary accounts of the along with maps, photographs, plans, extensive notes and appendices. Reprinted from an unpublished paper by Colin Coetzee - author of "Forts Of The Eastern Cape".
£20.00
#18211 Jooste, Graham. & Webster, Roger. INNOCENT BLOOD. Executions During The Boer War. Printed wraps. 238pp illustrated b/w 8vo. No inscrip. VG condition. Spearhead. Cape Town 2002. ISBN 9780864865328
The stories of the Cape rebels and republican soldiers executed by the British during the Anglo-Boer War. The British would not tolerate the dissent of the Boer republics of the Transvaal and Orange Free State and attempted to eradicate it by any means possible. Summary executions of 'traitors' were common, and Britain knowingly flouted the Hague convention. 66 cases tried by military courts are fully documented here as are a further 24 cases of death without trial.
£12.00
#18174 Landgren, Signe. EMBARGO DISIMPLEMENTED. South Africa's Military Industry. Blue cb. 276pp 8vo. No inscrip. Fine condition in VG d/w (no loss, chips, or tears, general wear and faded to spine). Oxford University Press & SIPRI. 1989. ISBN 9780198291275
Provides a detailed review of the local arms industry products (aircraft, armoured vehicles, missiles, warships, small arms, electronics, chemical weapons, nuclear technologies), and the methods used to circumvent the arms embargo then in force.
£50.00
#18229 Moore, Dermot Michael. GENERAL LOUIS BOTHA'S SECOND EXPEDITION TO NATAL DURING THE ANGLO-BOER WAR September - October 1901. Gilt on maroon skivertex. 112pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. No inscrip. VG+ in Good d/w (no loss but well chipped & worn). Historical Publication Society Volume 1 Cape Town 1979. ISBN 0620042737
An account of the irregular operations by Louis Botha's forces in the field during which they launched attacks on the Itala and Fort Prospect frontier posts. During this time they diverted thousands of British troops from planned operations on the Highveld and restocked their ammunition and supplies by capturing a 31-wagon convoy and then retreating away from the closing British cordon. Although actually failing to raid British territory the results showed that the burghers in the field were still militarily significant.
£16.00
#18182 Steenkamp, Willem. SOUTH AFRICA'S BORDER WAR 1966-1989. Glossy printed boards. 256pp illustrated col.b/w photos. folio. No inscrip. one small dib to lower area of front board, another on top edge of rear board, hence a clean VG copy, contents are Fine. Ashanti 1989. ISBN 0620139676
A sought-after record of the border war, well illustrated.
£80.00

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ABBREVIATIONS

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



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