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Africana Catalogue Q214 12th May 2011

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TRANSVAAL


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#18886 Smith, Anna H. JOHANNESBURG STREET NAMES. A Dictionary Of Street, Suburb And Other Place-Names, Compiled To The End of 1968. Gilt title on green cloth boards. 629pp large 8vo. No inscriptions. eps tanned, top edge spotty, else VG+ condition in VG d/w (one small closed tear top front edge, rubbed, but no major loss or tears). an attractive copy. Juta. Cape Town 1971. ISBN 0702102903
£125.00

WESTERN CAPE


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#18878 Molsbergen, E.C. Godee. JAN VAN RIEBEECK EN SY TYD. (Jan Van Riebeeck En Zijn Tijd). Red cloth boards. 159pp illustrated b/w plates. tall 8vo. No inscriptions. VG+ in dusty d/w (no tears or loss). J.L. Van Schaik. Pretoria 1968 1st edition thus.
Afrikaans version of the Dutch title 'Jan Van Riebeeck En Zijn Tijd - Een Stuk Zieventiende-eeuws Oost-Indie' (Van Kempen. Amsterdam 1937).
£20.00

EASTERN CAPE (including all 1820 Settler related material)


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#18909 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. Neat 0wnership inscription. considerable ink underlining else a sound and clean copy in VG d/w (rubbed, one closed tear at head of spine). Africana Collectanea Series No.XXXIX. Struik. Cape Town 1971. Facsimile of the Aldun & Harvey 1838 edition. ISBN 0869770071
No.690 of 1000 copies. Boyce was a Wesleyan missionary. 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. Includes eye-witness account by the Reverend F. Owen of the murder of the Piet Retief and his party by Dingaan.
£25.00
#18874 Davenport, T.R.H. BLACK GRAHAMSTOWN. The Agony Of A Community. Printed wraps. 65pp illustrated b/w photos. maps. No inscriptions. a VG copy, very clean. South African Institute Of Race Relations. Johannesburg 1980. ISBN 0869821954
An account of race relations in the shadow of the Group Areas Act. As an academic at Rhodes University, and a town councillor, author had immediate experience of the problems created by the rigid application of the Group Areas Act which precipitated a violent response in 1980.
£12.00
#18900 Mathie, Nerina. MAN 0F MANY FACETS. Dr W.G. Atherstone. 1814-1898. Pseudo Autobiography. 3 Volumes. White card wraps. 1181pp total. A Fine set. Grahamstown 1998. ISBN 0620227419
Signed by Author for publication launch 31.3.1988. Dr William Guybon Atherstone was a remarkable man: medical pioneer, scientist, naturalist, parliamentarian, explorer, family man, keen observer of plants, animals, minerals, the heavens, and of course people. His interests included photography, religion, ostrich farming, railways, harbours and bridges, carpentry, building and electricity among others. His copious notes cover topics as diverse as veterinary research, hunting hints, preserving fruit, explosives, measuring instruments, soil analysis, and the utilisation of crayfish refuse! A lifetime's notes have been linked into an autobiography of incredible detail.
£65.00
#18872 Randell. George. BENCH AND BAR. A Record Of The Judges Of The Supreme Court Of The Eastern Cape, And Some Advocates Of The Grahamstown Bar. Lists Judges from 1864 to 1985 and Judges President from 1880 to 1985. Printed wraps 152pp 8vo. A Fine unread copy. as new. Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown nd. (late 1980s).
Illustrated by Dorothy Randell.
£10.00
#7275 Rivett-Carnac, Dorothy E. HAWKS EYE. Yellow cloth boards. xi + 178pp. frontis. illustrated b/w plates, maps. No inscriptions. a VG clean copy in d/w (a little worn and chipped but no major loss or tears). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1966 1st edition.
Signed on title page thus: "Dorothy Rivett-Carnac". Biography of Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Somerset, eldest son of Lord Charles Somerset, who was responsible for good order on the Eastern Cape frontier for thirty years and who participated in all the Frontier Wars from 1819 until 1852 when he was transferred to India.
£24.00
#18894 Slater, J.F. THE CARNARVON DALE PAPERS. 1. John And Sarah. Being Letters And Diaries Preserved By Mrs. J.F. Slater (Sarah Ann Bland) At Carnarvon Dale On The Bushmen's River. Wraps. 77pp. illustrated b/w photos, plates and genealogy charts. Eps foxed. G-VG condition, a clean attractive copy. Self published. Paterson nd.
£20.00
#18895 Slater, J.F. THE CARNARVON DALE PAPERS. 2. Bonnins & Blands. Being Letters And Diaries Preserved By Mrs. J.F. Slater (Sarah Ann Bland) At Carnarvon Dale On The Bushmen's River. Wraps. 109pp. illustrated b/w photos. No inscriptions. VG condition, a clean attractive copy. Self published. Paterson nd.
Edited by her granddaughter Rosalind Slater.
£20.00
#18896 Slater, J.F. THE CARNARVON DALE PAPERS. 4. Old Aunt. Being Letters And Diaries Preserved By Mrs. J.F. Slater (Sarah Ann Bland) At Carnarvon Dale On The Bushmen's River. Wraps. 77pp. illustrated b/w photos, plates and genealogy details. VG condition, a clean attractive copy. Self published. Paterson nd.
Edited by her granddaughter Rosalind Slater.
£20.00
#18897 Slater, J.F. THE CARNARVON DALE PAPERS. 6. John Edward. Being Letters And Diaries Preserved By Mrs. J.F. Slater (Sarah Ann Bland) At Carnarvon Dale On The Bushmen's River. Wraps. 77pp. illustrated b/w photos, plates and genealogy charts. VG condition, a clean attractive copy. Self published. Paterson nd.
Edited by his granddaughter Doreen Blenkinsop.
£20.00

SOUTHERN AFRICA, GENERAL. (unclassified by area)


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#18885 Bulpin, T.V. DISCOVERING SOUTHERN AFRICA. Printed boards. 1069pp. A Fine unread copy, as new. Discovering SA Productions. Muizenberg 2001 6h edition. ISBN 9780958313056
Without a doubt the most comprehensive guide to the area's history and features for the tourist & traveller. No writer ever covered the minutae of the places they travelled to in the same way as T.V. Bulpin, and this edition has been revised to take account of the many changes occuring since earlier ones.
£16.00
#18906 Pakenham, Valerie. THE NOONDAY SUN. Edwardians In The Tropics. Bright yellow cloth boards. 255pp illustrated b/w photos. 4to. No inscriptions. A Fine copy in matching d/w. Methuen. London 1985. ISBN 9780413471802
Based largely on contemporary diaries, letters, memoirs, this provides a panoramic view of the Edwardian Englishmen who toiled under the tropical sun during the High Noon of the British Empire. Much of African interest in the areas of rulers, settlers, preachers, traders, hunters, soldiers, and more.
£15.00
#18919 Theal, George McCall. HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA SINCE 1795. Being Volume Five Of 'History Of South Africa'. Vynide boards. 510pp 8vo. Excellent copy, attractive, but eps stuck to pastedowns due to storage conditions. edges only foxed. Struik. Cape Town 1964.
Facsimile reprint of Vol.1 of the 'Star' edition of "History Of South Africa from 1795 To 1872 - The Cape Colony From 1795 To 1828, - The Zulu Wars Of Devastation, - And The Formation Of New Bantu Communities. With 15 Maps & Charts In Five Volumes. Volume 1. 4th Edition Carefully Revised And Enlarged. George Allen & Unwin.".
£30.00
#18921 Theal, George McCall. HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA SINCE 1795. Being Volume Seven Of 'History Of South Africa'. Vynide boards. 496pp 8vo. Excellent copy, attractive, but eps stuck to pastedowns due to storage conditions. edges only foxed. Struik. Cape Town 1964.
Facsimile reprint of Vol.III of the 'Star' edition of "History Of South Africa from 1795 To 1872 - The Cape Colony From 1846 To 1860, - Natal From 1845 To 1857, - British Kaffraria From 1847 To 1860, - And The Orange River Sovereignty And The Transvaal Republic From 1847 To 1858. With 15 Maps & Charts In Five Volumes. Volume III (Vol. VII Of The Series). 3rd Edition Carefully Revised And Enlarged. George Allen & Unwin 1927.". (actually also the 4th edition).
£30.00
#18920 Theal, George McCall. HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA SINCE 1795. Being Volume Six Of 'History Of South Africa'. Vynide boards. 506pp 8vo. Excellent copy, attractive, but eps stuck to pastedowns due to storage conditions. edges only foxed. Struik. Cape Town 1964.
Facsimile reprint of Vol.II of the 'Star' edition of "History Of South Africa from 1795 To 1872 - The Cape Colony From 1828 To 1846, - Natal From 1824 To 1845, - And Proceedings Of The Emmigrant Farmers From 1836 To 1847. With 15 Maps & Charts In Five Volumes. Volume II (Vol.VI Of The Series). 4th Edition Carefully Revised And Enlarged. George Allen & Unwin 1926.".
£30.00

BIOGRAPHIES, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, DIARIES, LETTERS, GENEALOGICAL


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#18908 Eglin, Lorna. THE LEFT-OUT ONES. A Story Of Church-Planting Among Unreached Maasai-Speaking Peoples In Kenya. Printed wraps, 279pp softcover illustrated b/w. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. African Inland Mission International. A.I.M. South Africa nd.
A biographical account of prosyletisation among the Masai in Kenya where the author spent forty-five years.
£10.00
#18877 Hopkins, Pat. ECCENTRIC SOUTH AFRICA. A Celebration Of Extraordinary People And Places. Printed glossy wraps. 242pp illustrated b/w photos. large 8vo. No inscriptions. A Fine copy. Zebra. Cape Town 2001 1st edition 1st printing. ISBN 9781868723676
Examines South African eccentric human and topographical entities. A cross between biography and travel this book celebrates weird and wonderful eccentrics, places, and events.
£15.00
#18891 Jack, Elspeth. VOICES IN THE SUN. The Life And Letters Of Elsie Frase Nunn. 280pp softcover illustrated b/w. 4to. No inscriptions. VG-Fine condition. Heywood Press. Napier 2005.
A detailed biography, told mostly through letters, covering a musical life in Rhodesia, Zambia, Ghana, and South Africa. Very well illustrated with photographs, documents, Ashworth family tree.
£20.00
#18876 Krog, Antjie. A CHANGE OF TONGUE. Printed wraps. 375pp 8vo. No inscriptions. except small crease lower corner front a Fine copy. Random House. Johannesburg 2003 1st edition. ISBN 9780958446846
The author's first full-length english work since her debut "Country Of My Skull". This work traces change and belonging in the new South Africa through personal narratives of individuals as they struggle to find a foothold in the new order. In a world focussed on revenge these narratives explore other ways of being within a colour, a country, a continent.
£10.00
#18888 Lewis, Colin A. LOOK TO! My Ringing World. Printed wraps. 192pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. A Mint unread copy. Rhodes University. Grahamstown 2006. ISBN 0868104345
The book is based upon the author's bell-ringing career which commenced in Glasbury in the mid-1950s. Until recently a Professor at Rhodes University, the author has rung bells at Grahamstown Cathedral and records in detail the installation of new bells there during the early 1990s as well as at Hillandale just outside the town.
£20.00
#18892 LLoyd, Angela Read. BRIDGING THE DIVIDE. The Story Of A Boer-British Family. Green cloth boards. 465pp illustrated b/w 8vo. Rear board shows damp storage effects, but overall this is a clean copy, hence rated less than VG condition in similar d/w (spine faded, also damp marked at rear). Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 2002. ISBN 9781868421381
Presentation bookplate from the author on half-title page, signed by author on title page, and including letter from author to presentee. Includes family trees for Visser, Read, Ogston-Inglis, and Egerton Allen families. Herbert Read who was working for Herman Ekstein & Co. (the Corner House), married Lily Visser in January 1991 at the height of the Anglo-Boer war. This biography chronicles not only the story of the Vissers and the Reads but reflects the social transformation of the two families over more than 100 years, through three wars, the great depression, and the apartheid era.
£25.00
#18890 Martin, Henno. THE SHELTERING DESERT. Robinson Crusoes In The Namib. Yellow cloth boards. 234pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Small ownership inscription. spine lean, a G+ sound copy, in worn d/w (no loss or tears). SWA Scientific Society. Windhoek 1974 reprint of the 1957 Kimber edition.
During WW2 two german geologists, Henno Martins, Hermann Korn, and their dog Otto, sought refuge in the Namib desert. "We wanted no part in the suicide of civilized people" wrote the author. They survived in the Kuiseb canyon for two and a half years until illness forced them to return to civilisation. One of the great adventure stories of southern Africa.
£20.00
#18949 Matthews, Z.K. (Ed. Monica Wilson). FREEDOM FOR MY PEOPLE. The Autobiography Of Z.K. Matthews: Southern Africa 1901 To 1968. 253pp p/b. No inscription. A Fine copy. David Philip. Africasouth 1983 1st edition thus. ISBN 0908396848
With a memoir by Monica Wilson.
£6.00
#18916 Robert, Sylvie., Degre, Alain. & Ody, Joelle. TIPPI OF AFRICA. The Little Girl Who Talks To The Animals. Printed wraps. 230pp softcover illustrated colour photos. No inscriptions. VG condition. Struik. Cape Town 1997 1st SA edition. ISBN 1868720837
Tippi, daughter of photographer-film-maker duo was born in Namibia and shared their life in the bush making friends with wild animals wherever she went.
£20.00
#18871 Steyn, J.C. VAN WKY LOUW. 'n Lewensverhaal. printed boards. 1212pp total. 2 large 8vo volumes in matching card slipcase. As new unread copies. Tafelberg. Cape Town 1998 Vol.1 isbn 0624037355 . Vol.2 isbn 0624037363 . ISBN 9780624036968
£35.00
#18875 Wolvaardt, Pieter. A DIPLOMAT'S STORY. Apartheid And Beyond. 1969-1998. Printed wraps. 336pp softcover. illustrated col.b/w plates. 8vo. A Fine unread copy. Galago. Alberton 2005. ISBN 9781919854151
Inscribed by author ffep (inscribee blacked out). The author spent 29 years with the Department of Foreign Affairs. A personal view of the events that unfolded during his various postings. This includes the kidnap and murder of ambassador Eddie Dunn in El Salvador 1979. Initially posted to London & Lisbon, Author spent most of these years in various parts of South & Central America.
£15.00

AFRICAN FICTION, CREATIVE WRITINGS.


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#18880 Barnard, Chris. THE BEST MEDICINE. Black cloth boards. 143pp 8vo. A little shelfwear else VG condition in d/w (no chips, loss, or tears, but spine faded). Tafelberg. Cape Town 1979 1st edition. ISBN 0624013014
Signed by author on ffep thus: "29 Oct 1979 Chris Barnard". Reprints over 50 of the author's articles as originally published in The Cape Times & The Rand Daily Mail.
£44.00
#18950 Biggs, David. (Illus. Tony Grogan). KAROO RAMBLINGS. Short Stories And Tall Tales. 168pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Struik. Cape Town 2004. ISBN 9781868729418
Author was born in the Karoo and grew up on a sheep farm. As a journalist for the Cape Argus he returns regularly to the family home. Humorous biographical stories about the Karoo and its people.
£6.00
#18933 Bosman, Herman Charles. A BEKKERSDAL MARATHON. Grey cloth boards. 170pp 8vo. Small ownership inscription to f.pastedown. edges browned else VG+ in G+ d/w (dusty, worn around spine but no major tears or loss, stained at rear). Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1981 4th imp. ISBN 0798100303
Short stories, all conversational pieces with Marico farmers expounding their views and trading insults.
£10.00
#9332 Bosman, Herman Charles. A CASK OF JEREPIGO. Olive cloth boards. 245pp 8vo. No inscriptions. A VG+ copy in VG+ d/w (spine faded, no chips. no loss, no tears). Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1972 1st edition thus. ISBN 079810094X
Introduction by Lionel Abrahams. A selection of writings.
£10.00
#18930 Bosman, Herman Charles. ALMOST FORGOTTEN STORIES. Terracotta cb. 160pp 8vo. Small ownership inscription. a VG+ copy in VG d/w (spine faded, edges rubbed, no loss or tears). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1979 1st edition. ISBN 0869781677
25 stories originally published in assorted periodicals collected together for the first time.
£10.00
#9398 Bosman, Herman Charles. COLD STONE JUG. A Chronicle: Being The Unimpassioned Record Of A Somewhat Lengthy Sojourn In Prison. Olive cloth boards. 220pp 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG-F copy in Good only d/w (no loss or tears, badly stained on back). Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1984 6th printing. ISBN 0798105739
£5.00
#18934 Bosman, Herman Charles. JACARANDA IN THE NIGHT. Blue cloth boards. 198pp 8vo. Gift inscription ffep. edges browned, G-VG in G+ d/w (spine faded, worn & chipped but no major tears or loss). Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1974 1st edition thus. ISBN 0798110309
This was Bosman's first novel. When Bosman wrote this is uncertain but it first came to light when submitted as an entry to an English writing competition, being accepted for publication.
£9.00
#18935 Bosman, Herman Charles. MAFEKING ROAD. Black cloth boards. 166pp 8vo. Gift inscription. a VG+ copy in VG+ d/w (one small closed tear top front edge only). Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1982 12th imp. ISBN 079810287X
Tales from the Marico district of the western Transvaal.
£10.00
#18994 Bosman, Herman Charles. MAFEKING ROAD. Black cb. 166pp. Small ownership inscription. a near Fine copy in d/w Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1984 13th imp. ISBN 079810287X
Tales from the Marico district of the western Transvaal.
£12.00
#18931 Bosman, Herman Charles. SELECTED STORIES. Chosen By Stephen Gray. Brown cloth boards. Neat ownership inscription. close inspection of ff reveals faint evidence of damp stain close into spine, o/w a clean and outwardly attractive copy in d/w (shows damp along top edges inside, but no chips, loss or tears). Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1980 1st edition. ISBN 0798110317
"I ... sweat, pore, write, re-write, re-type (many times over), curse, burn the midnight oil ..." wrote Bosman of his literary activities. A collection of vintage Bosman short stories. Introduction by Stephen Gray.
£9.00
#18932 Bosman, Herman Charles. THE ROOINEK. And Other Boer War Stories. Printed wraps, 86pp. A near Fine copy. Human & Rousseau, Cape Town 2000. ISBN 9780798140317
The stories here were written between 1931 (shortly after Bosman's release from prison) and 1951, the year of his death. The Boer War was a theme to which he returned sporadically throughout his life, his interest having initially been sparked by war stories he heard from farmers in the Marico District.
£22.00
#7178 Brink, Andre P. THE AMBASSADOR. Black cloth boards. 256pp 8vo. top edge spotted, slight spine lean, at least a clean G+ copy in Good only d/w (tanned, chipped and rubbed, repaired around top of spine, no major loss or tears). Central News Agency (CNA) 1964 1st English edition.
Signed by Author on title page.
£15.00
#18879 Brink, Andre. AN ACT OF TERROR. Black cloth boards. 834pp 8vo. No inscriptions. top edge spotted else generally VG condition in d/w (no chips, loss, one small tear only, but spine faded). Secker & Warburg. London 1991 1st edition. ISBN 9780436200519
£12.00
#7174 Brink, Andre. RUMOURS OF RAIN. Brown cloth boards. 446pp 8vo. No inscription. top edge spotted & ff tanned, top corner slightly bumped. still at least a VG copy in d/w (some wear but no loss, chips, or tears). Allen. London 1978 1st edition. ISBN 0491020058
Includes one sheet of author's notepaper.
£35.00
#18899 Burton, S.H. & Chacksfield, C.J.H. AFRICAN POETRY IN ENGLISH. An Introduction To Practical Criticism. Brown wraps. 154pp p/b. Ownership inscription and stamps else VG condition. Methuen 1979. ISBN 0333258126
£8.00
#9434 Clingman, Paul. A STATE OF SYMMETRY. Black cloth boards. 380pp 8vo. No inscription. VG-Fine condition in d/w (spine slightly faded, no chips, loss, or tears). Penguin South Africa 1996 1st edition. ISBN 9780670870769
£30.00
#18868 Dangor, Achmat. WAITING FOR LEILA. 140pp softcover. No inscriptions. spine slightly faded, else VG+ condition. an excellent copy. Staffrider Series Number Seven. Raven 1981 1st edition. ISBN 0869752049
This novel won the Mofolo-Plomer prize in 1980.
£40.00
#18912 Danziger, Christopher. & Botha, Chris. SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY 1910-'70. Cartoons. Yellow printed wraps. oblong softcover. G++ condition. Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1977. ISBN 019570097X
A bilingual collection of historical cartoons.
£9.00
#18948 Goldstuck, Arthur. THE AARDVARK AND THE CARAVAN. 243pp p/b. No inscriptions, at least a Fine copy. Penguin SA 1999. ISBN 9780140290265
South Africa's greatest urban legends. Myths, rumours, legends, and apocrypha reflecting the society we live in.
£6.00
#18869 Gray, Stephen. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICA PLAYS. 241pp softcover. VG++ condition. Nick Hern / Heinemann-Centaur 1st edition 1993. ISBN 9781854591487
Signed by all playwrights except Pieter-Dirk Uys.
Contains the following plays.
Somewhere On The Border, Anthony Akerman.
The Hungry Earth. Maishe Maponya.
Curl Up And Dye. Susan Pam-Grant.
Over The Hill. Paul Slabolepszy.
Just Like Home. Pieter-Dirk Uys.
£50.00
#18983 Hall, Martin. SLAVES, RINGS AND RUBBISH. 115pp softcover illustrated b/w drawings. No inscriptions. VG condition. Heinemann. Hidden Histories Series. Isando 1995 1st edition. ISBN 9781868530458
Catryn, a young slave girl is caught up in an adventure which takes her on a strange journey changing her destiny. 200 years later archaeologists follow the faint traces of her life. This story explores the way that archaeology can tell us about the lives of ordinary people whose actions are rarely recorded in history.
£6.00
#18883 Head, Bessie. THE CARDINALS. With Meditations And Stories. 167pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG condition. David Philip. Cape Town 1993 1st edition. ISBN 9760864861818
Seven short pieces written during the period after author's move to Botswana.
£10.00
#18901 Kropiwnicka, Aleksandra de Sas nee Hall. (Olenka). OLENKA'S STORIES. Love Conquers All. 165pp large paperback illustrated col.b/w photos. A Mint copy. Self 2010. ISBN 9780620472876
A collection of short stories, fiction but based on real life experiences of the author. Themes from the holocaust to South African townships knitted together with the common theme of love.
£22.00
#18905 Maart, Rozena. THE WRITING CIRCLE. 199pp p/b. A Fine unmarked copy Shuter & Shooter. Pietermaritzburg 2008 1st edition. ISBN 9780796035042
In a Cape Town suburb five women meet to discuss their writing every Friday night. Isabel, returning home in her car, is attacked at gunpoint and raped. She turns the table on her attacker. Author was born and raised in District Six and now lives in Canada where she won the 1992 Journey Prize for best short fiction. Born & raised in District 6, Cape Town, author currently shuttles between Canada and South Africa.
£10.00
#18915 Magona, Sindiwe. LIVING, LOVING, AND LYING AWAKE AT NIGHT. Printed wraps. 168pp p/b. No inscriptions. A VG+ unread copy. David Philip. Africasouth New Writing Cape Town 1991 1st edition. ISBN 9780864862051
A collection of first-person short stories exploring the lives and circumstances of African women in South Africa. Author grew up in the Transkei and later in Guguletu township in Cape Town. At the time of publication she was working for the UN in New York.
£6.00
#18917 Matlwa, Kopano. COCONUT. Printed wraps. 190pp p/b. No inscriptions. VG-Fine condition. Jacana. Johannesburg 2010. ISBN 9781770093362
Winner of the European Literary Award and joint winner of the 2010 Wole Soyinka prize for african literature. A novel about growing up black in a white suburb, two young women redefine what it means to be young, black, and beautiful in the new South Africa.
£6.00
#18882 Nortje, Arthur. (Ed. Dirk Klopper). ANATOMY OF DARK: Collected Poems Of Arthur Nortje. Printed wraps. xxxiv + 434pp. 8vo. No inscriptions. slight loss of glossy surface top front adjacent to spine hence VG condition only. UNISA. Pretoria 2000 1st edition. ISBN 9780869819104
£20.00
#18904 Rive, Richard. 'BUCKINGHAM PALACE', DISTRICT SIX. Green cloth boards. 198pp. No inscriptions. a VG-F copy in VG+ d/w (a few chips, no tears or loss David Philip. Cape Town 1986 1st edition. ISBN 9780864860606
A story of the families living in Buckingham Palace, a row of five cottages in District Six, Cape Town.
£30.00
#18918 Simon, Barney. JOBURG, SIS! Black cloth boards. 180pp 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. sello offset to eps, top edge foxed, generally at least a VG copy in d/w (also shows sello offset rear flap only, no chips, no tears, no loss). Bataleur Press. Johannesburg 1974 1st edition. ISBN 0620014059
Dustwrapper pictures of Hillbrow and Troyville by David Goldblatt. A collection of short stories.
£15.00
#18893 Versfeld, Martin. POTS AND POETRY. 95pp softcover. No inscriptions. ff tanned else VG+ condition. Tafelberg. Cape Town 1985 1st edition. ISBN 9780624022312
These essays by South Africa's foremost thinker offer a timely and deeply serious reflection on issues of signal importance to our society.
£19.00

GRAHAM'S TOWN SERIES.


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#18943 De Henningsen, Amelia de. (Ed. Margaret Young, aka Sister Anne Mary). THE REMINISCENCES OF AMELIA DE HENNINGSEN (NOTRE MERE). Chocolate cloth boards. x + 341pp. illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Notes, sundry appendices, biographical notes, bibliography, index. No inscriptions. A Fine copy in VG+ d/w (dusty, spine darkened, no major loss or tears). Graham's Town Series No.10. MML for Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1989. ISBN 0636012565
In 1849 as the leader of a band of pioneer sisters she established the first ever Catholic convent schools in South Africa, enduring the hardships and dangers of frontier life she responded to the needs of the homeless orphans, the sick and the poor.
£30.00
#18944 Stretch, Charles Lennox. (Ed. Basil A. Le Cordeur). THE JOURNAL OF CHARLES LENNOX STRETCH. Chocolate cloth boards. xxiv + 214pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Notes, bibliography, index. Graham's Town Series No.8. MML for Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1988. ISBN 0636011364
Stretch had a long history in the Eastern Cape, serving variously as soldier, surveyor, and in public office. He severely criticises the government and colonial forces of the time, shedding new light on the 'Hundred Years War'.
£30.00

LAWRENCE GREEN TITLES


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#9930 Green, Lawrence G. A GIANT IN HIDING. The Life Story of Frank Armstrong Wightman - Cable Operator, Sailor, Naturalist, Author, Archaeologist and Hermit. Magenta boards. 220pp illustrated b/w photos, maps on eps. 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in matching d/w. an attractive way-above-average copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1982 reprint. ISBN 0869782142
Wightman built and sailed his 34-foot yawl Wylo from South Africa to the USA and aborted his around the world cruise on the leaky boat. It was returned as deck cargo and he finally anchored it in Saldahana Bay living there for more than 20 years. In his youth he sailed on the barque Birkdale. Green was enamoured of this man who was in effect a lone soul preferring to stay away from the company of others, and wrote this rather hagiographic biography glamourising the loner, a view which was not shared by others close to him.
£14.00
#9921 Green, Lawrence G. EIGHT BELLS AT SALAMANDER. The Unwritten Story Of Ships And Men In South African Waters, And Some Of The Forgotten Adventures And Mysteries Of The Wide Oceans That Wash The Shores Of Africa And Break On The Lonely Isles. Blue cloth boards. 271pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. No inscriptions. VG+ in matching d/w (no loss or tears). an attractive above-average copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1960 1st edition. same as isbn 0869782592 .
The Southern and Indian Ocean islands including Bouvet Island, Tristan Da Cunha, Seychelles, Gough, Madagascar, and the Falklands form the backdrop for a mix of nautical tales.
£16.00
#7667 Green, Lawrence G. EIGHT BELLS AT SALAMANDER. The Unwritten Story Of Ships And Men In South African Waters, And Some Of The Forgotten Adventures And Mysteries Of The Wide Oceans That Wash The Shores Of Africa And Break On The Lonely Isles. Brown cloth boards. 271pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Smallest ownership inscription ffep, small mark to f.board hence a VG+ copy in Fine d/w. an attractive above-average copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1984 reprint. ISBN 0869782592
The Southern and Indian Ocean islands including Bouvet Island, Tristan Da Cunha, Seychelles, Gough, Madagascar, and the Falklands form the backdrop for a mix of nautical tales.
£16.00
#18946 Green, Lawrence G. GROW LOVELY, GROWING OLD. The Story Of Cape Town's Three Centuries - The Streets, The Houses, The Characters, The Legends, Traditions And Folklore, The Laughter And Tears. Magenta boards. 271pp illustrated 12 b/w plates. Neat ownership inscription f.pastedown. damp stain to top edge of ff and rear board. hence VG only in Fine d/w (not rubbed, no loss, chips, or tears). at first inspection a really fine attractive copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1983 reprint. ISBN 0869781154
The illustrations are reproductions of the work of Sir Charles D'Oyly from 1832.
£22.00
#14652 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. Magenta boards. 255pp illustrated b/w line drawings. No inscriptions. eps & edges browned hence G-VG in very nice d/w (no chips or tears, very bright but browned internally). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1969 1st edition.
Whilst most of the stories concern local harbours, East Africa is also covered and there are chapters on Marseille and Gibraltar
£20.00
#7916 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. Magenta cloth boards. 255pp. illustrated b/w line drawings. No inscriptions. top edge browned, VG++ in d/w (no chips, loss, or tears, very bright). excellent above-average copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1982 reprint. ISBN 0869782428
Whilst most of the stories concern local harbours, East Africa is also covered and there are chapters on Mauritius, Marseille, Cairo, the Suez Canal, Tangier, Gibraltar, and even the London docks.
£12.00
#18945 Green, Lawrence G. ON WINGS OF FIRE. A Narrative Of Odd And Unusual Characters And Queer Remote Places Along The Flamingo Coast From Swakopmund To The Cape. White cloth boards. 249pp. cold.frontis. illustrated b/w line dwgs. G-VG condition in d/w (slight loss head of spine hence but no major loss or tears, attractive but thus Good only). Cape Town 1967. 1st edition.
Signed "Lawrence G. Green" on half-title page. Stories of South West Africa and the west coast of South Africa, the 'Flamingo' cafe in Swakopmund, Namaqualand, Port Nolloth, the bushmen of the Cedarberg and other like material.
£22.00
#7666 Green, Lawrence G. SO FEW ARE FREE. Brown boards. 246pp illustrated b/w photos, maps on eps. 8vo. No inscriptions. top edge foxed else a Fine copy in matching d/w. an attractive above-average copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1983 reprint of the 1946 edition. (1st edition thus). ISBN 0869782479
A vivid portrait gallery of strange characters encountered by the Author in little-known places north from Cape Town to South-West Africa. In true Lawrence Green fashion his writing is sprinkled with references to shipwrecks, treasure, diamonds, and wars.
£15.00
#9927 Green, Lawrence G. SOUTH AFRICAN BEACHCOMBER. Memories Of The People Of The Shore And The Stories They Told; Sand And Dunes And Treasure, Seabirds And Creatures Of The Sea; And Personal Impressions Of Certain Islands In African Waters. Blue cloth boards. 244pp. cold.frontis. illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. No inscriptions. dib to spine through d/w but only apparent on close inspection, hence VG condition in VG d/w (no loss, chips or tears). an attractive copy despite fault. Cape Town 1958 1st edition.
Contains interesting chapters on shipwrecks including the historic Great Gale of 1865 in which 18 ships were lost. Five chapters deal with the islands of St Helena, Ascension, the Canaries, and Madeira.
£20.00
#6355 Green, Lawrence G. STRANGE AFRICA. Magenta cloth boards. 287pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo indexed. No inscriptions. slight shelfwear else a near Fine copy in matching d/w (spine faded to blue from pink as usual, minimal wear at head of spine, no chips, loss, or tears, not rubbed). attractive well above-average copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1982 1st edition thus. ISBN 0869780816
Covers such diverse material as Bushmen of the Kalahari, diamonds along the Vaal, Zanzibar, lighthouses of the Southern African coast, and more. A reprint of the scarce 1938 edition.
£20.00
#7917 Green, Lawrence G. STRANGE AFRICA. Magenta cloth boards. 287pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo indexed. No inscriptions. top edge spotted else a near Fine copy in matching d/w (spine and adjacent area at top of rear board faded to blue from pink as usual, no chips, loss, or tears, not rubbed). an attractive above-average copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1982 reprint. (1st edition thus). ISBN 0869780816
Covers such diverse material as Bushmen of the Kalahari, diamonds along the Vaal, Zanzibar, lighthouses of the Southern African coast, and more. A reprint of the scarce 1938 edition.
£20.00
#18947 Green, Lawrence G. THERE'S A SECRET HID AWAY. Memories Of Unusual Experiences And Mysteries In Southern Africa And African Isles; Strange Tales And Legends And Unrecorded Adventures; And People Who Crossed The Author's Path And Left Him Wondering. Magenta boards. 244pp illustrated 18 b/w plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in matching d/w. an attractive way above-average copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1981 reprint. ISBN 086978207X
Author picks up old threads of tales partly told in earlier titles.
£20.00
#6395 Green, Lawrence G. THESE WONDERS TO BEHOLD. Experiences And Discoveries Of An Author In Search Of The Grain Of Truth In Africa's Strangest Tales; And Views On Certain Deep Mysteries Of Africa, Solved And Unsolved Or Never To Be Solved. Magenta boards. 237pp cold.frontis. illustrated b/w photos. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in VG+ d/w (spine fading orange to yellow, very little wear at head of spine, no chips, loss, or tears). an attractive above-average copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1981 reprint. ISBN 0869782010
This volume deals mainly with black magic, witch doctors, rain makers, and similar matters across the african continent.
£20.00
#7664 Green, Lawrence G. TO THE RIVER'S END. [Tales Of Kalahari Solitude And Lonely Stretches Of The Orange River]. Magenta boards. 208pp illustrated b/w photos. maps on eps. 8vo. No inscriptions. top edge spotted, hence a VG++ copy in matching d/w (spine fading, no chips, loss, or tears). an attractive above-average copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1981 reprint of the scarce 1948 edition. ISBN 0869782282
The river being the Orange River, the author covers the adjacent areas from Unions End to the mouth of the river at Alexander Bay. This includes the South West African diamond areas ("sperrgebiet"), Bushmanland, Uppington & the Aughrabies falls, and the people associated with them such as Scotty Smith, Baron von Schauroth, and many other local characters.
£20.00

MISCELLANEOUS.


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#18911 Academy Of Science Of South Africa. HIV/AIDS, TB AND NUTRITION. Printed green wraps, 283pp p/b. A Fine unread copy. ASSAF. Pretoria 2007. ISBN 9780620392099
"Scientific inquiry into the nutritional influences on human immunity with special reference to HIV infection and active TB in South Africa".
£25.00
#18986 Leakey, Richard E. THE MAKING OF MANKIND. Maroon cloth boards. 256pp. illustrated colour & b/w photos, drawings, maps. 4to. No inscriptions. A VG+ copy in d/w (no chips, loss, or tears. lightly rubbed and spine fading). E.P. Dutton. New York 1981 1st edition. ISBN 0525150552
Author puts what he feels is the true picture of human evolution before a general audience for the first time. Detailed and fascinating record. A considerable amount of the text and illustrations by default refer to the African fossil record. This book preceded a BBC television series intended to widen knowledge of his theories.
£15.00
#18985 Weinberg, Paul. (Ed. Riaan de Villiers). ONCE WE WERE HUNTERS. A Journey With Africa's Indigenous People. 175pp softcover illustrated colour photos. 4to. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. David Philip. Cape Town 2000. ISBN 0864863713
Photographs by Paul Weinberg. Essays from.
Tony Weaver. Kalahari, Namibia And Botswana - No Respite For The San.
Victor Munnik & Gcina Mhlope. A Journey Through Maputaland.
Antjie Krog. It Takes A Lot Of God To Survive Here - The Richtersveld.
Dhyani Berger & Paul Ntiati. Milking The Wild Herd - Maasailand.
Chenjerai Hove. Zimbabwe - People And Animals, A Tense Harmony.
Margaret Jacobsohn. Namibia's Kunene Region - A New Vision Unfolds.
Sergio Veiga. A Tale Of Two Islands - Inhaca.
With the departure of the traditional model of closed wild life reserves this collection addresses the complex relationships between culture and environment of some of the continent's most rooted people.
£12.00

NATURAL HISTORY


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#18884 Immelman, W.F.E., Wicht, C.L., & Ackerman, D.P. (Eds). OUR GREEN HERITAGE. A Book About Indigenous And Exotic Trees In South Africa, About Trees And Timber In Our Cultural History And About Our Extensive Silvicultural, Forestry And Timber Industries. Green cloth boards. 332pp illustrated col.b/w dwgs. photos etc. 4to. No inscriptions. a G-VG copy in d/w (worn, tanned, slight loss to tail of spine but no major loss or tears). Tafelberg. Cape Town 1973 1st edition. ISBN 0062400372
Includes contribution entitled 'Two hundred selected indigenous and exotic species: How to recognise and grow them' which is almost half of the book.
£15.00
#18887 Maclean, Gordon Lindsay. ROBERTS BIRD'S OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Maroon skivertex boards. lii + 75 cold.plates + 848pp. 8vo. No inscriptions. family & group index taped to ffep. VG+ condition in G+ d/w (no loss or tears, but creased). Voelker Bird Book Fund. Cape Town. 5th edition 1984. ISBN 062007681X
Illustrated by Kenneth Newman & Geoff Lockwood. This newest edition include all plates together, identification key, indices in various languages. The definitive book on the subject. an excellent heavy duty protective custom leather wrapper is included for field use.
£18.00
#18870 Manning, John. FIELD GUIDE TO FYNBOS. 507pp softcover illustrated colour photographs A Fine unread copy, as new. Struik. Cape Town 2007 1st edition. ISBN 9781770072657
With around 7000 species of fynbos this book describes more than 1100 of the more common and conspicuous examples.
£16.00

MODERN POLITICAL HISTORY, SOCIOLOGY, CURRENT AFFAIRS


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#18902 Altbeker, Antony. A COUNTRY AT WAR WITH ITSELF. South Africa's Crisis Of Crime. 189pp p/b. No inscriptions. a Fine copy. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 2007. ISBN 9781868422845
A penetrating account of the scale and evolution of SA's crime problem. It sets out a programme to take us from 'fighting crime' to 'fighting criminals'.
£8.00
#18881 Ballinger, Margaret. FROM UNION TO APARTHEID. A Trek To Isolation. Blue cloth boards. 499pp 8vo. No inscriptions. boards spotted, shelfwear, generally VG in d/w (lightly worn but no significant chips, loss, or tears). Juta. Cape Town 1969.
Includes clipping of original book review. Author was elected in 1937 as one of three representatives of the African electorate in the Cape Province when the Hertzog-Smuts government removed them from the common voter roll. Her representation continued until 1960 when the Nationalist government abolished all African representation in parliament.
£15.00
#18907 Hain, Peter. SING THE BELOVED COUNTRY. The Struggle For The New South Africa. Printed green wraps, 223pp softcover. Ownership inscription ffep else a near-Fine copy. Pluto Press. London 1996. ISBN 9780745309972
An autobiographical history of the development, implementation, and defeat of apartheid by prominent anti-apartheid activist.
£9.00
#18955 Johnson, Shaun. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICA: NO TURNING BACK. Black cloth boards. 390pp 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. ff tanned a G-VG copy in d/w (no loss or tears, but rubbed and internally shows damp stains on lower edge). Macmillan / David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies. 1998 1st edition. ISBN 9780333470954
Includes the original press release. Contributions from Shula Marks, Stanley Trapido, Howard Barrell, Shaun Johnson, Phillip van Niekerk, Kumi Naidoo, Stanley Uys, Jack Spence, John Brewer, Christopher Coker, James Mayall, & Sam C. Nolutshungu.
£12.00
#18889 King-Hall, Stephen. LETTERS FROM AFRICA. Blue cloth boards. 126pp 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep, edges & eps tanned else G-VG condition in bright VG+ d/w (no chips, loss, or tears, tanned inside & rear). very smart in this d/w. Geoffrey Bles. London (1957).
Author made a three-month tour of southern and eastern Africa early in 1957. He was known for his weekly newsletter on world affairs.
£20.00
#18898 McCracken, Donal P. (Ed). IRELAND AND SOUTH AFRICA IN MODERN TIMES. South African Irish Studies, Vol.3. Printed wraps. 312pp. VG-F. ISAP 1996. ISBN 0010193596
Contributed articles include:
Irish Identity in Twentieth Century South Africa.
The Irish Republican Association Of South Africa.
Rebellions In Retrospect.
Irish-South Africa Relations And The British Commonwealth, c.1902-1961.
The Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement.
Ulster Unionists And Afrikaner Nationalists.
The Death Of The Informer James Carey.
The Capture Of Johnny Mullins.
Dr Augustus Joseph Tancred DD.
From Lough Derg To Table Bay: Immigrants To The Cape From Galway And Clare.
Arthur Griffith's South African Sabbatical.
Irish Soldiers In Colonial Natal.
The Quest For The Middleburg Courant.
Boer War Memorials In Ireland.
Union-Castle And The Queen's Island, Belfast.
£25.00
#18991 South Africa Foundation. (Ed. Gavin Lewis). SOUTH AFRICA INTERNATIONAL. Vol 19. No 2. October 1988. brown wraps. VG+ condition. South Africa Foundation. Johannesburg 1988.
A quarterly pulication. Contributors to this issue include Christopher Saunders, J.B. Peires, Johan Berg, Leslie Witz, Rodney Davenport.
£10.00
#18992 South African Institute Of International Affairs. (Ed. Deon Geldenhuys). THE SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS. Vol 1. No 1. Spring 1993. Incorporating 'International Affairs Bulletin'. white wraps. VG+ condition. South Africa Institute of International Affairs. Johannesburg 1993.
Contributors to this issue include Emeka Anyaoku, Brian Urquhart, Colin Legum, S.K. Singh, Patrick J. McGowan, Chris Alden, Maxi van Aardt, & Peter Vale.
£15.00
#18993 South African Institute Of International Affairs. (Ed. Adrian Guelke). THE SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS. Vol 3. No 1. Summer 1995. Incorporating 'International Affairs Bulletin'. white wraps. VG+ condition. South Africa Institute of International Affairs. Johannesburg 1995.
Contributors to this issue include Gerhard Mare, Rupert Taylor, David J. Dunn, David T. Jervis, Klauss Dodds, Christopher Clapham, Tom Fraser, J.S. Brar.
£10.00
#18903 Thompson, Leonard. THE POLITICAL MYTHOLOGY OF APARTHEID. 293pp softcover. Used academic text, underlined & annotated, sold w.a.f. a good sound study copy. Yale University Press 1985. ISBN 0300035128
The concept of a political mythology is explained and its application to South Africa forms the core of the book. Attempts to rationalise away core concepts of the white version of South African history as simply not true. This particularly relates to afrikaner nationalist concepts and thus Slagtersnek, the Covenent, and other issues are examined in detail in this discourse.
£10.00
#18914 Vanneman, Peter. & James, Peter Martin III. SOVIET FOREIGN POLICY IN AFRICA. Problems And Prospects. 57pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG condition. Africa Institute of South Africa. 1982 1st edition. ISBN 0798300787
Provides a concise scholarly and factual review from various viewpoints.
£10.00

GENERAL REFERENCE WORKS


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#18982 De Kock, W.J. (Ed). DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN BIOGRAPHY. Volume 1. Red skivertex boards. 894pp 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. eps tanned else a VG copy. National Council For Social Research, Department Of Higher Education. by Nasionale Boekhandel. 1968 1st edition.
£50.00
#18984 Mendelssohn, Sidney. A SOUTH AFRICAN BIBLIOGRAPHY. 'N SUID-AFRIKAANSE BIBLIOGRAFIE. To The Year 1925. Being A Revision And Continuation Of Sidney Mendelssohn's 'South African Bibliography (1910)'. Volume 3 KO-RA. Red cloth boards. ix + 784pp. 4to. No inscriptions. a VG++ copy. Edited At The South African Library Cape Town With The Financial Assistance Of The Human Sciences Research Council. Mansell. London 1979 1st edition. part of set isbn 0720105560 ISBN 0702108160
£50.00

RHODESIA / ZIMBABWE


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#3021 Brown, William Harvey. ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN FRONTIER. The Adventures And Observations Of An American In Mashonaland And Matabeleland. Gilt title on red cloth boards. xxii+ 457pp. illustrated b/w plates, 2 foldout maps.. No inscriptions. bottom of front and rear boards shows slight damp effects with red bleeding onto the bottom of the eps. hence Good only, but in reality still an attractive copy in Good d/w (similar red bleeding to lower inside areas, spine faded, light general wear, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twelve (12). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Reprint of the 1899 Sampson Low Marston (Charles Scribner's Sons).
The Rhodesiana Reprint Library are same-size facsimile reprints. There are 36 volumes in the Gold Series, and 24 in the later Silver Series.
£12.00
#9899 De Waal, D.C. (Tr. Jan H. Hofmeyr De Waal), WITH RHODES IN MASHONALAND. Gilt title on grey cloth boards. xviii + 296pp. illustrated b/w plates. Ownership inscriptions ffep. A near Fine copy in VG+ d/w (some light general wear, no major loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Six (36). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Reprint of the 1896 Juta edition. ISBN 0869201166
The Rhodesiana Reprint Library are same-size facsimile reprints. There are 36 volumes in the Gold Series, and 24 in the later Silver Series.
£20.00
#18927 Hall, R.N. & Neale, W.G. THE ANCIENT RUINS OF RHODESIA. (Monomotapae Imperium). Gilt decoration and title on navy cloth boards. xlviii + 404pp. illustrated b/w plates, foldout map at rear in pocket. No inscriptions. top edge browned, light shelfwear. a near VG+ copy in Good only d/w (spine faded and damp-crinkled, rubbed, but no major loss or tears). map is in Fine condition with no visible signs of use. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Three (23). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Reprint of the 1904 Methuen 2nd edition revised & enlarged.
The Rhodesiana Reprint Library are same-size facsimile reprints. There are 36 volumes in the Gold Series, and 24 in the later Silver Series.
£25.00
#18924 McDonald, J.G. RHODES, A LIFE. Gilt title on maroon cloth boards. xi + 403pp. illustrated 2 coloured maps. Ownership inscription on bookplate. A Fine copy in VG d/w (some light general wear, no major loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Sixteen (16). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Reprint of the 1928 Philip Allan 2nd edition.
The Rhodesiana Reprint Library are same-size facsimile reprints. There are 36 volumes in the Gold Series, and 24 in the later Silver Series.
£15.00
#18928 Mohr, Edward. TO THE VICTORIA FALLS OF THE ZAMBESI Translated From The German By N. D'Anvers. Gilt and black decoration and gilt title on green cloth boards. xiv + 462pp. illustrated colour & b/w plates, foldout map. No inscriptions. spotting to head of spine and inside edges of both boards, shelfwear, generally VG condition in G+ d/w (some light general wear, no major loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Eight (28). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Reprint of the 1876 Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington edition.
The Rhodesiana Reprint Library are same-size facsimile reprints. There are 36 volumes in the Gold Series, and 24 in the later Silver Series.
£18.00
#18926 Mohr, Edward. TO THE VICTORIA FALLS OF THE ZAMBESI Translated From The German By N. D'Anvers. Gilt and black decoration and gilt title on green cloth boards. xiv + 462pp. illustrated colour & b/w plates, foldout map. No inscriptions. A Fine copy in VG d/w (spine faded, light rubbing, but no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Eight (28). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Reprint of the 1876 Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington edition.
The Rhodesiana Reprint Library are same-size facsimile reprints. There are 36 volumes in the Gold Series, and 24 in the later Silver Series.
£25.00
#18925 Selous, Frederick Courteney.. A HUNTER'S WANDERINGS IN AFRICA. A Narrative Of Nine Years Spent Amongst The Game Of The Far Interior Of South Africa. Gilt decoration and gilt title on green cloth boards. xvii + 455pp. illustrated b/w plates, foldout map. Neat ownership inscription. shelfwear, edges browned, generally at least a VG copy in Good only d/w (spine faded, general wear, rubbed, no major loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Fourteen (14). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Reprint of the Richard Bentley 1881 edition.
The Rhodesiana Reprint Library are same-size facsimile reprints. There are 36 volumes in the Gold Series, and 24 in the later Silver Series.
£30.00
#18922 Sykes, Frank W. WITH PLUMER IN MATABELELAND. An Account Of The Operations Of The Matabeleland Relief Force During The Rebellion Of 1896. Black decoration and gilt title on green cloth boards. xviii + 296pp. illustrated b/w plates and two foldout maps.. No inscriptions. A near Fine copy in VG d/w (some light general wear, rub spot to rear, but no major loss or tears). maps as new. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-One (21). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Reprint of the 1897 Constable edition.
The Rhodesiana Reprint Library are same-size facsimile reprints. There are 36 volumes in the Gold Series, and 24 in the later Silver Series.
£25.00
#18913 Tracey, Peggy. THE LOST VALLEY. Red cb. 139pp. 8vo. G-VG in d/w (a little rubbed and worn, no loss or tears). Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1975 1st edition. ISBN 0798104511
In 1957 Hugh Tracey was invited by the Rhodes Livingstone Institute to record the music of the Valley Tonga people living in the Zambesi valley prior to flooding the valley to fill the then new Kariba dam. This part of the country had remained relatively untouched by civilisation and remained much as Livingstone had described them a century before. Author gives an evocative picture of the short ten-day trip.
£8.00
#1294 Varian, H.F. SOME AFRICAN MILESTONES. Gilt title on red cloth boards. xviii + 296pp. illustrated b/w plates. No inscriptions. A near Fine copy in VG d/w (spine lightly faded only, some light general wear, no major loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-One (31). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 197. Reprint of the 1953 George Ronald edition.
The Rhodesiana Reprint Library are same-size facsimile reprints. There are 36 volumes in the Gold Series, and 24 in the later Silver Series.
£20.00
#1271 Wallis, J.P.R. ONE MAN'S HAND. The Story of Sir Charles Coghlan and the Liberation of Southern Rhodesia. Blue cloth boards. xv + 254pp. illustrated b/w plates. No inscriptions. a near Fine copy in VG+ d/w (faded to spine, a little chipped at head of spine, lightly rubbed, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Two (22). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Reprint of the 1950 Longmans Green edition.
The Rhodesiana Reprint Library are same-size facsimile reprints. There are 36 volumes in the Gold Series, and 24 in the later Silver Series.
£15.00
#18923 Wills, W.A. & Collingridge, L.T. THE DOWNFALL OF LOBENGULA. The Cause, History, And Effect Of The Matabeli War. Red, black, & cream decoration on grey cloth boards. xii + 347pp. illustrated b/w plates, foldout plans, errata slip. No inscriptions. boards spotted, edges & eps foxed. generally G-VG condition in Good d/w (chipped, repaired, rubbed, no major loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Seventeen (17). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Reprint of the 1894 African Review, Argus edition.
The Rhodesiana Reprint Library are same-size facsimile reprints. There are 36 volumes in the Gold Series, and 24 in the later Silver Series.
£15.00

AFRICAN TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION.


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#18951 Chapman, James. (Ed. Edward C. Tabler). TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA 1849-1863. Hunting And Trading Journeys From Natal To Walvis Bay & Visits To Lake Ngami & Victoria Falls. 2 volumes set. half-leather over terracotta cloth boards. 258pp. 244pp. illustrated sketches, photographs, maps. Both volumes have ownership inscriptions, slight shelf lean, edges lightly foxed, d/w are soiled & worn. the volumes proper are attractive with square corners, excellent contents. South African Biographical & Historical Studies Number 10. Balkema Cape Town 1971.
This edition is based upon the original manuscripts and contains much material omitted from the original edition. Also includes letters from Chapman to Sir George Gray and 7 reproductions of Chapman's photographs. Line engravings from the original editions, by Chapman & Baines.
£170.00
#18910 Penny, Sarah. THE WHITENESS OF BONES. Printed wraps, 256pp p/b. No inscriptions. A VG+ unread copy. Penguin SA 1997. ISBN 9780140264234
A young couple travel north in the early 90s as the borders open to South African under the new dispensation. A travel book both geographically and in terms of personal discovery.
£7.00

VAN RIEBEECK SOCIETY SECOND SERIES


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#6549 Bradlow, Frank & Edna. (Eds). (William Somerville). WILLIAM SOMERVILLE'S NARRATIVE OF HIS JOURNEYS TO THE EASTERN CAPE FRONTIER AND TO LATTAKOE 1799-1802. Chocolate cloth boards. xxx + 254pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. No inscriptions. edges & eps tanned. VG+ condition. no d/w as issued. VRS. Second Series No.10. Cape Town 1979. 062004232
With A Biographical Introduction And Map And A Historical Introduction And Notes.
£25.00
#18936 Craig, Adrian. & Hummel, Chris. (Eds). (Johann August Wahlberg). JOHANN AUGUST WAHLBERG. Travel Journals (And Some Letters) South Africa And Namibia / Botswana, 1836-1856. Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No.23. Chocolate cloth boards. xxx + 249pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. indexed. No inscriptions. initial as-new appearance is belied by a damp stain to lower rear board and the last few ff. ignoring this it could be classified as a fine unread copy, but must now be rated as VG only. the Fine d/w is unaffected and has no chips, tears, loss, or fading. VRS. Second Series No.23. Cape Town 1994 for 1992. ISBN 0958382471
Translated From The Swedish By Michael Roberts.
£8.00
#6898 Davey, Arthur. (Ed). BREAKER MORANT AND THE BUSHVELDT CARBINEERS. Chocolate cloth boards. lxv + 238pp. illustrated b/w plates. No inscriptions. a reading copy only as boards show damp stain. o/w sound and clean. no d/w. VRS. Second Series No.18. Cape Town 1987. ISBN 0620124857
Includes not only commentary on this sad affair but reproduces much supporting documentation.
£40.00
#18939 Davey, Arthur M. (Ed). (Lawrence Richarson). LAWRENCE RICHARDSON SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE (1902-1903). Chocolate cloth boards. 219pp. illustrated b/w plates. foldout map. No inscriptions. top edge foxed else VG+ condition. no d/w as issued. VRS. Second Series No.8. Cape Town 1977.
Richardson was a Quaker and as such was involved in relief work during the Boer War. His detailed & accurate notes cover activities after the war (one of which was the restoration of looted Boer family bibles to the original owners).
£12.00
#6909 Forbes, V.S. (Ed). (Anders Sparrman). ANDERS SPARRMAN. A Voyage To The Cape Of Good Hope Towards The Antarctic Polar Circle Round The World And To The Country Of The Hottentots And The Caffres From The Year 1772-1776. 2 volumes. chocolate cloth boards. 331pp, 296pp. illustrated b/w plates, map. No inscriptions. boards are marked white, rear of volume 2 particularly so, hence VG & Good respectively. sound copies with contents in fine condition. no d/ws as issued. VRS. Second Series Nos.6 & 7. Cape Town 1975 & 1977. ISBN 0620020202
Translated from the Swedish by J. & I. Rudner. Based upon the English editions of 1785-1786 published by Robinson, London.
£40.00
#18940 Fouche, Leo., Boeseken, A.J. (Eds). Smuts, J. (Tr). (Adam Tas) THE DIARY OF ADAM TAS 1705-1706. Chocolate cloth boards. 403pp. illustrated foldout map. Ownership inscriptions. spine faded. earlier ff annotated and underlined hence a reading copy only. sound and clean attractive appearance. VRS. Second Series No.1. Cape Town 1970.
The original Fouche edition of the Diary was published by the South African Library in 1914. This has been edited for readability and a new English translation provided. Both Afrikaans & English texts.
£10.00
#6899 Fraser, Maryna. (Ed). JOHANNESBURG PIONEER JOURNALS. Chocolate cloth boards. xvi + 267pp. illustrated b/w plates. No inscriptions. edge & eps tanned. spine marked hence VG condition. no d/w as issued. VRS. Second Series No.16. Cape Town 1985. ISBN 062009432X
Selections from the journals of T.R. Adlam, C. Du-Val, E. Bright. & W.T. Powell which were selected for publication to celebrate Johannesburg's 1986 Centenary.
£10.00
#6897 Nash, M.D. (Ed). (Riou). THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE GUARDIAN. Lieutenant Riou, Commander 1789-1791. Chocolate cloth boards. xxxix + 243pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. No inscriptions. initial as-new appearance is belied by a damp stain to lower rear board & eps (content ff not stained). ignoring this it could be classified as a near fine unread copy, but must now be rated as VG only. the near Fine d/w is unaffected and has no chips, tears, loss, or fading, but some impressions to the rear. VRS. Second Series No.20. Cape Town 1990 for 1989. ISBN 0620144556
£8.00
#18938 Robinson, A.M. SELECTED ARTICLES FROM THE CAPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE. (New Series 1870-76). Chocolate cloth boards. xxx + 249pp. illustrated b/w plates, map. No inscriptions. top edge spotted o/w VG+ condition. no d/w as issued. VRS. Second Series No.9. Cape Town 1978. 062003369
Selected mainly from writings of early travel. Robert Godlonton, William Atherstone & John Dunn are some of the known contributors, many of the articles were anonymous.
£15.00
#18937 Schapera, I. (Ed). (David Livingstone). DAVID LIVINGSTONE'S SOUTH AFRICAN PAPERS. 1849-1853. Chocolate cloth boards. xxx + 249pp. illustrated b/w plates, map. No inscriptions. top edge spotted, eps tanned. o/w VG+ condition. no d/w as issued. VRS. Second Series No.5. Cape Town 1994 for 1992. ISBN 0620014164
Livingstone wrote numerous items for publication during this period of his stay in South Africa. This selection contains his writings on racial and missionary affairs with supplementary material bearing on these issues.
£22.00
#18942 Serton, P., Raven-Hart, R., De Kock, W.J., & Raidt, E.H. (Eds). (Francois Valentyn) DESCRIPTION OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE WITH THE MATTERS CONCERNING IT. Part 1. Chocolate cloth boards. 367pp. illustrated b/w plates. foldout map. No inscriptions. top edge foxed, spine slightly faded, hence VG condition. no d/w as issued. Part 5 of Valentyn's original as published in Amsterdam 1726. VRS. Second Series No.2. Cape Town 1971. ISBN 0620000562
Includes foldout map of the Cape, and another of van der Stel's journey to what is now Springbok. The original text is side by side with the English translation.
£22.00
#6905 Shaw, Gerald. (Ed). (Edmund Garrett). THE GARRETT PAPERS. Edited With An Introduction. Chocolate cloth boards. 152pp. illustrated b/w plates. No inscriptions. edge & eps tanned. VG+ condition. no d/w as issued. VRS. Second Series No.15. Cape Town 1984. ISBN 0620082119
Edmund Garrett was Editor of the Cape Times 1895-1899.
£10.00
#6896 Solomon, Vivian. (Ed). (Percy Alport Molteno). SELECTIONS FROM THE CORRESPONDENCE OF PERCY ALPORT MOLTENO. Chocolate cloth boards. 367pp. illustrated b/w plates. No inscriptions. edge & eps tanned. a few light marks hence VG condition. no d/w as issued. VRS. Second Series No.12. Cape Town 1981. ISBN 0620056622
£15.00
#18941 Wright, Harrison M. (Ed). (Sir James Rose Innes). SIR JAMES ROSE INNES SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE (1884-1902). Chocolate cloth boards. 366pp. illustrated b/w plates, foldout map. No inscription. spine slightly faded & top edge foxed, hence VG condition. no d/w as issued. VRS. Second Series Nos.3. Cape Town 1972.
Rose-Innes entered the Cape parliament in 1884, leaving in 1902 for the judiiary. His tenure thus spanned some of the most momentous years in South African history.
£10.00

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#18981 Barthorp. Michael. THE ANGLO-BOER WARS 1815-1902. Printed wraps. 176pp softcover illustrated b/w. small 4to. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy. Bok Books. Manzini 1990 reprint of the 1987 Blanford Press edition. 1st edition thus. ISBN 9780947444334
An overview of the long history of British-Boer conflict in South Africa. With colonial Britain seeking to establish hegemony over Southern Africa and the Boer desire for his own state, conflict was inevitable.
£12.00
#18956 Chadwick, G.A. & d'Assonville, V.E. THE FIRST WAR OF INDEPENDENCE IN NATAL 1880-1881. & The British Cemetary At Mount Prospect. & Forts Mistake And Eagle's Nest. & Majuba. Gilt on red skivertex. 4 items bound as one. 19pp. 10pp. 9pp. 60pp. 8vo. Bookplate ffep. Fine condition, contents either VG or Fine. 1981, 1983, 1990, 1996. ISBN 0620204680
Chadwich authored the fist three items, d'Assonville the last.The first item provides a resume of the war and its major actions. The Mount Prospect Military Cemetary item provides a key to graves. The item by d'Assonville is subtitled "Dramatic Episodes During The First War Of Independence" and provides a good detailed review of the engagement, the main characters, and the after effects of the British defeat.
£25.00
#18977 Crouch, John. & Knight, Ian. (Eds). (Victorian Military Society). FORGED IN STRONG FIRES. The Transvaal War 1881. Issue No.26. Printed wraps. 40pp illustrated A4 stapled. Bookplate inside front wrap else a VG+ copy. Victorian Military Society 1981. ISBN 0950688509
Contains the following contributions.
John Crouch. Forged In Strong Fires.
Frank Emery. "This Hateful War". The Transvaal Conflict 1880-1881.
Julian Orford. The Sieges. Five Flags At Potchefstroom. The Siege Of The Fort By Gen. P.A. Cronje 16.12.1880-21.3.1881.
John Crouch. The Defence Of Wakkerstroom.
John Crouch. The Siege Of Rustenberg Fort.
Steven Benson. Laing's Nek. 'The 600 Never Made Such A Foolish Charge. A Troopers Tale.
John Crouch. Majuba. Icarus Falling. The Death Of Colley.
Michael Barthorp & Ian J. Knight. Uniforms. British Uniforms 1881.
David Langley. Badge Notes.
£10.00
#18976 Duxbury, G.R., Kinsey, H.W. & Tidy, D.P. (Eds). MILITARY HISTORY JOURNAL. Volume 5 No.2. First War Of Independance 1880-1881 Centenary Issue. Printed wraps. 98pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate to title page else VG+ condition. South African National Museum of Military History & South African Military History Society. December 1980.
Contains the following articles:
M.C. Van Zyl. Die Stryd Tussen Boer En Brit In Transvaal 1877-1881.
G.R. Duxbury. The Battle Of Bronkhorstspruit.
G.R. Duxbury. The Battle Of Laingsnek 28 January 1881.
G.R. Duxbury. The Battle Of Schuinshoogte 8 February 1881.
G.R. Duxbury. The Battle Of Majuba 27 February 1881.
D.D. Hall. The Artillery Of The First Anglo-Boer War 1880-1881.
Felix Machanik. Firearms And Firepower. First War Of Independance 1880-1881.
Rob Jordan. The Battle Of Majuba. Telegrams Of 27 February 1881.
Rob Jordan. The Siege Of Pretoria 1880-1881.
H.W. Kinsey. Nourse's Horse At Elandsfontein Ridge 16 January 1881.
Julian Orford. The Siege Of Potchefstroom 16 December 1880 - 21 March 1881.
M. Gough Palmer. The Besieged Towns Of The First Boer War.
£20.00
#18980 Duxbury, G.R. THE BATTLE OF BRONKHORSTSPRUIT (20 DECEMBER 1880). Transvaal War Of Independance Series No.1. pink wraps. 19pp stapled foolscap roneo production. Bookplate ffep. much highlighting so Good condition only. South African National War Museum 1971.
A precis prepared for reading in conjunction with a lecture-tour of the battlefields.
£6.00
#18979 Duxbury, G.R. THE BATTLES OF LAINGSNEK (28 JANUARY 1881), SCHUINSHOOGTE (8 FEBRUARY 1881), & MAJUBA (27 FEBRUARY 1881). Transvaal War Of Independance Series No.3. Bookplate ffep. yellow wraps. 21pp stapled foolscap roneo production. VG condition. South African National War Museum 1973.
A precis prepared for reading in conjunction with a lecture-tour of the battlefields.
£10.00
#18978 Killarney Film Studios. MAJUBA. 8pp oblong stapled foolscap brochure. VG condition. Killarney Film Studios 1968.
Programme for the 160 minute film (for the premier?) directed by David Millin and starring Anthony James. Kerry Jordan, June Neethling, Reinet Maasdorp, Patrick Mynhardt, Siegfried Mynhardt, Anna Neethling-Pohl, Roland Robinson & James White. The film was based upon Stuart Cloete's book "The Hill Of Doves").
£20.00
#18954 Lehman, Joseph. THE FIRST BOER WAR. Light brown cloth boards. 330pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. No inscriptions. bookplate to half-title page. a near Fine copy in matching protected d/w (no chips, loss, or tears, a little spotting along very top edge only). Military Book Society. London 1972. (reprint of the Cape 1972 edition isbn 022400686X)
Investigates the causes and after effects of this small but momentous war where the British suffered their most humiliating defeat at Majuba.
£12.00
#18969 Meintjes, Johannes. THE COMMANDANT GENERAL. The Life And Times Of Petrus Jacobus Joubert Of The South African Republic 1831-1900. Black cloth boards. 220pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Bookplate ffep. foxed throughout especially prelims. a Good sound clean copy in worn protected d/w (rubbed, no major loss or tears). Tafelberg. Cape Town 1971 1st edition. ISBN 0624000036
Still the definitive (the only?) biography of a Boer War heroe.
£30.00
#18965 Opperman, A.J.P. THE BATTLE OF MAJUBA. Printed boards. 79pp illustrated b/w photos. maps. sm.8vo. Bookplate ffep. VG condition. Perskor. Johannesburg 1981. ISBN 0628019092
A basic review of the opposing forces, the battle, and the main characters.
£12.00
#18964 Ransford, Oliver. THE BATTLE OF MAJUBA HILL. The First Boer War. Orange cloth boards. 154pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. Bookplate ffep. a clean VG copy in protected d/w (light wear, shows damp storage internally and to rear, but no major loss or tears). a sound clean reading copy that is nicer than its description. John Murray. London 1968 reprint. ISBN 0719517184
The 1881 battle by the Boer irregulars inflicted a humiliating defeat on the British army under the command of General Colley. This was the last time that British forces wore their redcoats into battle.
£12.00
#18970 Wilde, Richard H., Duvenage, G.D.J., & Davey, Arthur M. (Eds. Kieser, A. et al). ARCHIVES YEARBOOK FOR SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY. Nineteenth Year - Vol.I. Green cloth boards. 320pp tall 4to. Bookplate & small label ffep, else a Fine unread copy. Office Of The Director Of Archives. 1956.
Contains three contributions, The third refers to the Boer siege of Pretoria during the first Boer War, an event which is historically overshadowed by the events of Majuba and Laing's Nek.
Richard H. Wilde, Joseph Chamberlain And The South African Republic 1895-1899. A Study In The Formulation Of Imperial Policy. (Doctoral dissertation).
G.D.J. Duvenage. Willem Hendrik Jacobsz Se Rol En Die Onafhanklheid - En Eeenheidstrewe Van Die Voortrekkers Op Die Hoeveld. (MA thesis, Unisa).
Arthur M. Davey. The Siege Of Pretoria. (MA thesis, Unisa).
£40.00

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#18988 Allen, Vida. & van Niekerk, Febe. EXPERIENCES OF A SIEGE. A Diary Of The Siege Of Kimberley 21 September 1899 to 15 February 1900. Red cloth boards. 180pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in matching protected d/w. Kimberley Series No.8. Historical Society of Kimberley And Northern Cape & McGregor Museum. 2000 1st edition. ISBN 0620247673
Limited edition of 500 copies with this as one of 470 unnumbered copies, Signed by Richard Liversidge on Preface page (Chairman of the Society).
£35.00
#18973 Bateman, Philip. GENERALS OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR. Blue cloth boards. 131pp illustrated b/w. 4to. No inscriptions. bookplate ffep. VG+ condition in protected d/w. South African Historical Mint & Purnell. Cape Town 1977 1st edition. ISBN 0868430161
As well as an introduction to the Boer War this provides an outline of Generals Smuts, Buller, Cronje, Villebois-Mareuil, French, de la Rey, Baden-Powell, Hertzog, Botha, Roberts, de Wet, and Kitchener. Many good illustrations.
£25.00
#18963 Bleszynski, Nick. SHOOT STRAIGHT, YOU BASTARDS! The Truth Behind The Killing Of Breaker Morant. 386pp p/b illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Bookplate ffep. a Fine unread copy. Random House. Sydney 2002. ISBN 9781740510813
Seeking to clear the names of Breaker Morant & Peter Hancock this new examination of the evidence concludes that they were sacrificed on the altar of political expediency. Ever a sore point with Australians, the sentencing of these men to death for having carried out their orders has never been redressed. Official records of the case have never been released.
£16.00
#18975 Greenwall, Ryno. ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR. Grey cloth boards. 264pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate ffep and large gift inscription to half-title page, else a really Fine unread copy in protected d/w. Fernwood Press. Cape Town 1992 1st edition. ISBN 9780958315425
Provides detailed coverage of all known artists & illustrators who depicted the conflict. A review of the main expressions of Anglo-Boer war art is followed by biographical entries for over 1100 individual artists.
£35.00
#18957 Griffith, Kenneth. THANK GOD WE KEPT THE FLAG FLYING. The Siege And Relief Of Ladysmith 1899-1900. Buff cloth boards. 398pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. No insciptions. bookplate ffep. soft at head and tail of spine, corners bumped, generally VG+ condition in protected d/w (clipped, minor wear only). attractive-looking copy. Hutchinson. London 1974 1st edition. ISBN 0091205409
Relying heavily on interviews with then still-living Boer War veterans, contemporary letters, journals, & dispatches, Boer War film-maker & author paints a not unfamiliar picture of farmer soldiers humbling the British forces under the faltering command of Redvers Buller.
£20.00
#18971 Hibbard, M.G. BOER WAR TRIBUTE MEDALS. Dark red cloth boards. 236pp illustrated colour & b/w plates. 4to. No inscriptions. bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in VG++ protected d/w (a few slight signs of wear only). Constantia Classics. Fourways 1982. ISBN 0620058714
Limited edition. Copy No.570 of 1500. Tribute medals were presented to returning Boer war soldiers, chiefly by the towns from which the men came. Most were from England, Ireland, Scotland, & Wales. But they were also presented in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, as well as by various institutions, societies, & clubs. This is the definitive reference for collectors.
£25.00
#18952 Lee, Emanoel. TO THE BITTER END. A Photographic History Of The Boer War 1899-1902. Pale cloth boards. 226pp illustrated b/w. 4to. No inscription, bookplate ffep. slight lean hence a near Fine copy only in protected d/w (no chips, tears, or loss). Guild Publishing. Book Club Associates. London 1985. (similar to Viking isdn 0670801437)
The photographs in this book, previously unpublished, were not from official sources or professional photographers. The author's collection ammassed over 20 years is of amateur photographs taken with simple Kodak cameras and thus show a more intimate and closer view of the war than usual.
£25.00
#18961 Longford, Elizabeth. JAMESON'S RAID. The Prelude To The Boer War. Red cloth boards. xiii + 314pp illustrated b/w plates, map. 8vo. indexed. Bookplate ffep. a VG+ copy in bright attractive protected d/w (a little tanned only, no chips, tears, or loss). Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 1982 new edition. ISBN 0868500372
Dr Jameson's adventure shocked the whole world, led directly to the Boer War, poisoned English-Afrikaans relations for generations, and left an indelible smear on Britain's name. Revised and updated more than 20 years after the original edition the author uses fresh sources to shed light on certain matters. Bibliography.
£15.00
#18974 Pakenham, Thomas. THE BOER WAR. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. illustrated b/w photos. xxii + 659pp. 8vo. No inscriptions. bookplate to title page. ff tanned, light shelwear. generally a nice VG copy in protected d/w (spine just fading). a very sound and attractive copy. Jonathan Ball with Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Johannesburg 1979 1st edition 2nd imp. thus. Actually printed and bound in the UK, the only significant difference over the UK edition is the title page reflecting the local publishers. ISBN 029777395X
A full-scale documentary history of the Boer War and still the current standard work. His narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources. Documents in the Public Record Office, material in South African archives, newly discovered private papers of many of the major figures including Sir Redvers Buller and Lord Roberts, material compiled by the War Office Intelligence Dept., private letters from members of the British Cabinet, letters and diaries of those who fought in the war and tape-recorded memories of over 50 survivors. List of sources, bibliography, notes.
£20.00
#18987 Pretorius, F. THE ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899-1902. Blue cloth boards. 96pp illustrated colour & b/w. 4to. Bookplate ffep. Slight shelfwear else near Fine in d/w (no chips, tears, or loss. spine fading). Heritage Series: 19th Century. Don Nelson. Cape Town 1985 1st edition. ISBN 0909238987
Outlines the origins of the war, its progress and aftermath. Well illustrated.
£25.00
#18953 Reitz, Deneys. COMMANDO. A Boer Journal Of The Boer War. Brown cloth boards. 320pp illustrated colour & b/w. 4to. No inscriptions, bookplate ffep. a Fine copy in matching protected d/w (spine fading, no chips, loss, or tears). Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 1990 1st SA edition thus. ISBN 9780947464219
Illustrated edition of this South African classic. Includes the original Preface by Jan Christian Smuts and a new introduction by Thomas Pakenham.
£22.00
#18968 Shearing, Taffy & David. COMMANDANT GIDEON SCHEEPERS AND THE SEARCH FOR HIS GRAVE. Anglo-Boer War Commemoration 1999-2002. Printed white wraps. 72pp illustrated b/w. large 8vo. No inscriptions. bookplate to verso, otherwise a Fine unread copy in secured protective film. Cape Commando Series No.2. Self 1999. ISBN 0620245344
Signed by authors on title page. Documents Scheepers early life and career in the Orange Free State as a heliographer, his war record, and his final year in the Cape Colony. Using both new material and previously published sources this investigates the man and his times. He documents his own surrender, trial, and approaching execution.
£25.00
#18972 Shearing, Taffy & David. THE BRAVE BOER BOY. And Other Stories. Anglo-Boer War Commemoration 1999-2002. Printed white wraps. 148pp illustrated b/w. large 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy in protective film. Cape Commando Series No.4. Self 2002. ISBN 0620298693
A collection of 36 stories told to the authors over a period of 25 years on the trail of Boer War history, mainly in and around the Karoo.
£25.00
#18966 Shearing, Taffy & David. COMMANDANT JOHANNES LOTTER AND HIS REBELS. Anglo-Boer War Commemoration 1999-2002. Printed white wraps. 72pp illustrated b/w. large 8vo. No inscriptions. bookplate to verso, otherwise a Fine unread copy in secured protective film. Cape Commando Series No.1. Self 1998. ISBN 0620227818
Commemorates the victorious British columns and Lotter's commando of Midland farmers who believed faithfully that when you fight for a just cause then victory must be yours. Gives a list of the 82 men serving in Lotter's commando, tells of the engagements and the final capture of the commando.
£25.00
#18967 Shearing, Taffy & David. GENERAL JAN SMUTS AND HIS LONG RIDE. Anglo-Boer War Commemoration 1999-2002. Printed white wraps. 248pp illustrated b/w. large 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy in protective film. Cape Commando Series No.3. Self 2000. ISBN 062026750X
Tells the story of Smuts' epic dash 12-week through the Cape Colony to Van Rhynsdorp. Fighting in appalling weather, outwitting the British time and time again, his reputation as a fighting man grew. Includes 9 maps, many photographs, and the war history of 323 of the men who were with him.
£25.00
#18958 Spies, S.B. METHODS OF BARBARISM? Roberts And Kitchener And Civilians In The Boer Republics: January 1900 - May 1902. Terracotta cloth boards. 443pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in protected d/w. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 2001. a reprint of the 1972 Human & Rousseau edition. ISBN 9781868421039
The laying waste of the country and the concentration camp system were the only methods by which the British could win the war. These issues are dealt with in details as are the differing treatments meted out to black and white combatants, the policy and personality clashes between Milner and Roberts & Kitchener, and the ways in which international law was contravened for military expediency.
£25.00
#18995 Unisa Library. RETHINKING THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902. Unisa Library Conference 3-5 August 1998. Photocopied papers bound 2 volumes red skivertex A4. Mint condition. Unisa 1998.
Contains the following papers:
Peter Henshaw. The Key To South Africa In The 1890s: Delagoa Bay And The Origins Of The South African War.
Andrew Manson. The South African War And The Re-Shaping Of Hurutshe Society, 1899-1907.
Mary Sutphen. Different Worlds? Medicine And Hygiene In Cape Town During The Anglo-Boer War.
Jacqueline Beaumont. The British Press And Censorship During The South African War 1899-1902.
Elleke Boehmer. Anti-Imperial Connections: The Case Of The Boer War.
John Botha. Pencilpower And Audience Participation During The Anglo-Boer War: Understanding Cartoons As Works Of Art.
John Bottomley. Almost Bled To Death: The Effects Of The Second Anglo-Boer War On Societal Transformation In The Orange River Colony.
Elsabe Brink & Sue Krige. Remapping And Remembering The South African War In Johannesburg And Pretoria.
Philip Buckner. The Royal Tour Of 1901 And The Construction Of An Imperial Identity In South Africa.
Jane Carruthers. A Kaleidoscope Commentary. The South African War Journals Of James Stevenson-Hamilton.
Marie Coetzee. South African War Manuscripts In The Unisa Archives.
Helen Bradford. Gentleman And Boers. Afrikaner Nationalism, Gender And Colonial Warfare In The South African War.
Ian Copley. The Influence Of The South African War On Medicine And Surgery In The 20th Century.
Greg Cuthbertson. Africa For The Africans. Ethiopianism And The South African War.
Apollon Davidson & Irina Filatova. The South African War And The Russian Public.
Tilman Dedering. The Ferreira Raid 1906: Boers, Britons And Germans In Southern Africa In The Aftermath Of The South African War.
David Dorward. Experiences Of The Boer War. The Third Queensland Mounted Infantry And Major Tunbridge's Boer War Album.
Anton Ehlers. The Anglo Boer War: Stimulus For The Formation Of Afrikaans Rural Trust Companies And Boards Of Executors. From P.A.T. To B.O.E. 1900-1998.
Kobus du Pisani & Louis Grundlingh. Vokshelde. Afrikaner Nationalist Mobilisation And Representations Of The Boer Warrior.
Manelise Genge. The Role Of The amaSwazi In The South African War.
Miemie Groenewald. The Role Of The Nurse In The Military Medical Services In The Republican Forces During The Anglo Boer War.
C.I. Hamilton. The Lesson Of War: The Second Anglo-Boer War, The Admiralty, And The Naval Staff.
Richard Hull. American Enterprise And The South African War 1895-1902.
Andrew Thompson. Pressure Groups, Propaganda And The State: The Manipulation Of Public Opinion During The South African War.
John Pinfold. Archives In Oxford Relating To The South African War.
Henriette Latsky. A Bibliography Of Dutch Publications On The South African War Published In The Netherlands, October 1899-1907.
Malvern van Wyk Smith. Telling The Boer War: Narrative Indeterminacy In Kipling's Stories Of The South African War.
Chris van der Merwe. Afrikaans Fiction On The Anglo Boer War.
Thomas van der Walt. Boers, Kaffirs And Rednecks: 'Us' And 'They' In Afrikaans Children's Books With The Anglo-Boer War As Theme.
Jabulani Maphalala. The Zulu People And The Anglo Boer War.
Peter Merrington. The Guild Of Loyal Women, Freemasonry, And Memorial Architecture.
Christopher Saunders. The Significance Of The South African War: Historiographical Reflections.
Julie Pridmore. The Military Wanted To See A Zulu Dance: White History And Black Anthropology In The Natal Narrative.
Richard Mendelsohn. The Jewish War - Anglo-Jewry And The South African War.
Fransjohan Pretorius. Afrikaner Nationalism And The Burgher On Commando.
Sandra Swart. You Were Men In War Time - Remembering The South African War In The 1914 Rebellion.
Sylvia Vietzen. The Letters Speak: Mary Moore, War And The Battle Of Colenso, December 1999.
Christopher Schmitz. We Too Were Soldiers: The Experiences Of The British Nurses In The South African War.
Elizabeth van Heyningen. Women And Disease - The Clash Of Medical Cultures In The Concentration Camps Of The South African War.
Ron Viney. Morality And Sex As An Urban Function In The Concentration Camps. Extent, Perceptions, And Attitudes Of The Observers, Inmates And Authorities.
Stowell Kesser. The Black And Coloured Concentration Camps Of The South African War 1899-1902: Shifting The Paradigm From Sole Martyrdom To Mutual Suffering.
John Lambert. Loyalty Its Own Reward: The South African War Experience Of Natal's 'Loyal' Africans.
Pieter Labuschagne. The South African War And The Role Of Black And Coloured People As Agterryers (Auxiliaries) On Commando.
Alan Jeeves. Hobson's 'The War In South Africa'; A Reassessment.
Kenneth Morgan. Britain's Vietnam? Lloyd George, Keir Hardie And The Importance Of The Pro-Boers.
David Nash. Liberalism Exercises Its Conscience - Secular And Moral Critiques Of The Second Boer War.
Neil Parsons. Not Quite All Quiet On The North West Frontier: Khama's Bangwato And The Waterbery Commando.
Bernard Mbenga. The Bakgatla's Role In The South African War And It's Impact On The Pilansberg 1899-1903.
Carman Miller. Loyalty, Patriotism And Resistance: Canada's Response To The Anglo Boer War 1899-1902.
Donal Lowry. The Play Of Forces World-Wide In Their Scope and Revolutionary In Their Operation (J.A. Hobson): The South African War As An International Event.
Benedikt Stuchtey. The South African War (1899-1902) And Its Critics: The Case Of Theodor Mommsen And Other Public Moralists.
Keith Surridge. Lord Kitchener And The Settlement Of The South African War 1901-1902.
Iain R. Smith, Jan Smuts And The South African War.
James Muller. At Large On The Veld. Winston Churchill In The South African War.
Graham Dominy. Is There Anything To Celebrate? Paradoxes Of Policy: An Examination Of The State's Approach To Commemorating South Africa's Most Ambiguous Struggle.
Shula Marks. Imperial Nursing And The South African War.
Albert Grundlingh. The National Women's Monument: The Making And Mutation Of Meaning In Afrikaner Memory Of The South African War.
Bill Nasson. The War One Hundred Years On.
Andrew Porter. The South African War (1899-1902): A Question Of Significance?
Includes list of delegates.
£100.00
#18960 Uys, Ian. HEIDELBERGERS OF THE BOER WAR. Mango cloth boards. 277pp illustrated b/w photos. map, tables. Bookplate to half title else near Fine in protected d/w. Heidelberg 1981. ISBN 0620048824
Signed by author on title page 23.11.90. The Heidelberg Commando was referred to by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as the "corps de elite" of the Boer forces; they fought in every campaign in which the Transvaal forces were engaged from 1850 to 1902. The book is based upon books, letters, diaries and memories of the Heidelbergers as well as original historical sources. Includes Commando Roll of Honour 1899-1902. A very detailed book on this subject.
£38.00
#18959 Uys, Ian. VICTORIA CROSSES OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR. Printed white wraps. 127pp illustrated b/w. Bookplate ffep. A Fine unread copy. Fortress Financial. Knysna 2000. ISBN 9780620254472
Signed by author on title page 25.08.06. Each of the 78 VC's awarded is covered giving the recipient's name, age, biography, and citation. In some cases this updates the information originally published in author's original title "For Valour ...." (1973).
£35.00
#18962 Wulfsohn, Lionel. RUSTENBERG AT WAR. The Story Of Rustenberg And Its Citizens In The First And Second Anglo-Boer Wars. Printed boards. 330pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Bookplate to verso. a Fine unread copy. Self. second 1992 edition. ISBN 0620167696
Signed by author on title page. A detailed work that covers the war in and around Rustenberg - including Mafeking and the Magaliesberg. Includes extensive appendices including lists of those killed in action at Derdepoort, Kayaseput, Koster River, and a full list of Rustenberg Burgher casualties. Extensive references.
£18.00

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



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