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Africana Catalogue Q216 23rd October 2011

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TRANSVAAL

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#19369 Barberton Publicity Association. BARBERTON. The Picturesue Eastern Transvaal. 43pp saddle-stapled booklet illustrated b/w photos.. Bookplate. G+ condition. nd. circa early '60s.
Typical promotional tourist guide to the area, supported with advertising.
£4.00
#19357 Bulpin, T.V. (Illus. Penny Miller). LOW VELD TRAILS. Printed boards. 76pp illustrated colour & b/w. 4to. Bookplate. VG in secured protective wrapper. Books of Africa. Cape Town 1968 1st edition.
Signed by Author on title page. This is not 'Lost Trails Of The Lowveld', although it covers the same area but is in a much shorter and more popular well-illustrated format.
£15.00
#19356 Changuion, Louis., (Herring, Rev. Gerald) A SHORT HISTORY OF THE TRANSVAAL EASTERN ESCARPMENT (+ The Pilgrims Diggers Of The Seventies.) Bound together one volume blue vynide boards. 17pp + 23pp A4 & foolscap format. Bookplate. boards and contents are Fine condition. Self 1993. 1948 (1928).
The 'Short History' is subtitled 'With special reference to the historical evidence of the area. A paper read at the Tour Guide Course at Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve'. The second and most interesting item, 'Pilgrims Diggers', is subtitled 'A short history of the origin of Pilgrim's Rest (1873-1881) With A Note On The Voortrekkers'. This latter item was originally compiled by the Rev. Herring in 1928 as a response to a call for historical notes on the parish by his bishop. This he did by researching old records and letters.
£30.00
#19360 Evans, Pat. (Ed. Peter Joyce). THE GOLDEN ESCARPMENT. The Story Of The Eastern Transvaal. Green cloth boards. 144pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate ffep. a near Fine copy in protected dustwrapper. Struik. Cape Town 1986 1st edition. ISBN 9780869773031
A photographic guide covering both the history and scenic beauty of the area.
£10.00
#19358 Punt, Dr W.H.J. THE FIRST EUROPEANS IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. 1725. Die Eerste Europeane In Die Nasionale Krugerwildtuin. Printed wraps. 101pp softcover. English & Afrikaans text. Bookplate else VG condition in secured protective wrapper. National Parks Board 1976. ISBN 0869530178
Contains the commission & diary of Francois de Cuiper's two visits to the areas in 1725 on behalf of the VOC in search of gold, with other related documents.
£10.00
#19368 Royal Automobile Club of South Africa. (Ed. C. Fellowes). MOTORING WITH THE RAC. The Kruger Park 1963. Printed wraps. saddle-stapled 60pp illustrated b/w photos. adverts. maps. Some underlining, G+ condition. RAC. Cape Town 1963.
Reviews tourist facilities in the area, routes, accomodation, etc.
£5.00
#19354 Simmons, B.P. THE FIRST 65 YEARS. Green cloth boards. 233pp illustrated b/w 8vo. Bookplate ffep. a Fine copy in VG++ protected dustwrapper (reinforced internally at head of spine, but no chips, loss, or tears). an exceptionally clean attractive unread copy. The lowveld is one of South Africa's main agricultural areas especially for citrus and sub-tropical fruits. This history provides a good overview from an agricultural perspective of the personalities and enterprise in the area. Lowveld Farmers Association. Nelspruit (1980). ISBN 0620047356
Signed by Author on title page.
£22.00

WESTERN CAPE

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#19272 Allanson, Sue., Parkes, Margaret. & Williams, Vicky. (Eds). MEMORIES OF KNYSNA. Personal Reminiscences. Printed wraps. 182pp illustrated b/w dwgs. Gift inscription inside front wrap, few marks to front hence a VG copy in protective clear wrapper. Knysna 1993. ISBN 0620180927
A collection of reminiscences by Knysna residents past and present to celebrate the library centenary which provide an entertaining view of both the distant and recent pasts.
£12.00
#19273 C Bird, A.V. BIRDS EYE VIEW. A Glimpse Of Social History As Seen From Knysna. Printed wraps. 269pp illustrated b/w. includes original promotional leaflet. VG condition in clear protective wrap. The S.A. Natural History Publication. Knysna (1988). ISBN 0620121114
A collection of 75 essays on a wide variety of subjects. Most appeared originally in the 'Knysna-Plett Herald' in the mid & late 1980s.
£15.00
#19442 Immelman, R.F.M. MEN OF GOOD HOPE. The Romantic Story Of The Cape Town Chamber Of Commerce 1804-1954. Blue cloth boards with armorial device of the Chamber (colour on white ground) set in front board. 377pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. VG+ condition in d/w (chipped at head of spine, faded to spine, but clean with no major tears or loss). Cape Town Chamber of Commerce 1955.
Inscribed to half-title page with gift inscription by the Author dd 8.iv.60. Also includes small signed slip dd. 9.i.1973 and original review from the Cape Times 1956. Provides a good history of the Cape from a commercial viewpoint with chapters on the commercial exchange, the Heerengracht, Table Bay harbour, the anti-convict agitation 1849-1850 (how the Cape resisted becoming a penal colony like Australia), communication & transport, discovery of gold & diamonds, the military, and much more.
£40.00
#19330 Quinn, Frank. & Lighton, Conrad. (Eds). BENEATH THE LION BOLD. The Story Of Green And Sea Point Boy's High School. Red cloth boards. 167pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy in VG-F dustwrapper. Self 1963 1st edition.
Founded in 1884 this school is situated in South Africa's oldest seaside suburb, Sea Point, beneath the 'Lion's Head' from which the school takes its name via the school song. Also provides interesting information about the area and its history.
£20.00
#19374 Vertue, Eric. TRAVELS WITH ERIC VERTUE. Green skivertex boards. 88 full page b/w photographs with text on facing page. 4to. Externally VG+ condition but ffep shows marks from removal of large bookplate or prize/gift lable. otherwise the text is Fine. dustwrapper is at least VG (spine fading, light wear but no loss or major tears). (South African Mutual Life Assurance Society (aka The Old Mutual) & The South African Permanent Building Society. Cape Town 1976.
Eric Vertue was prominent in the Cape Town Photographic Society and was well known for his architectural and scenic work. An excellent record of the rural Western Cape covering informal architecture as well as the prominent Cape Dutch farm houses.
£10.00

EASTERN CAPE (including all 1820 Settler related material)

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#19380 Butler, Guy. (Comp) & Vieweg, C. (Illus). THE STORY OF THE BRITISH SETTLERS. Printed wraps. 25pp 220mm w x 100mm h. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Grahamstown 1970.
A 25-part series of illustrated strips. Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the British Settlers. These first appeared in National morning newspapers during June-July 1968.
£12.00
#19286 Emslie, Anne. A JOURNEY THROUGH THE OWL HOUSE. 148pp softcover illustrated b/w. square 4to. Ownership inscription ffep else VG+ condition. Penguin 1997 1st edition. ISBN 0140255567
The Owl House in Neubethesda with its strange concrete sculptures and extravagantly glass decorated surfaces was the creation of reclusive artist Helen Martins as a private and personal life endeavour.
£15.00
#19328 Metrowich, F.C. FRONTIER FLAMES. Yellow cloth boards. 286pp illustrated colour & b/w plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in matching dustwrapper, probably unread. Books of Africa. Cape Town 1968 1st edition.
Stories of the frontiersmen and settlers of Southern Africa, especially in the Eastern Cape, illustrated by Penny Miller. Chapters on such colourful characters as Coenraad Buys, Colonel John Graham, Emperor Norton 1, R. Gordom Cumming, and many lesser known but equally exciting characters.
£22.00
#19352 Rivett-Carnac, Dorothy. THUS CAME THE ENGLISH. White cloth boards. 147pp illustrated b/w dwgs. index & bibliograpy. large 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy in lesser dustwrapper (darkened spine, some insect attack lower spine & folds, but no chips, loss, or tears). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1961 2nd edition.
Details the background of the 1820 Settlers and their early history in the Eastern Cape. The book is restricted mainly to the Albany District being that area between the Fish and Bushman's Rivers, from Port St. Francis (now Port Alfred) inland past Salem and Bathurst to Grahamstown and surrounding areas. Distinctively illustrated by Ernest Ullman.
£15.00

NATAL AND EAST GRIQUALAND

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#19224 Bulpin, T.V. & Tyrrell, Barbara. SHAKA'S COUNTRY. A Book Of Zululand. Blue cloth boards. 306pp illustrated drawings. maps on eps. 8vo. No inscriptions. eps tanned, slight lean hence a VG copy, no dustwrapper but in protective wrapper. a very clean copy. Howard Timmins for Hodder & Stoughton. Cape Town 1952 1st edition.
£15.00

SOUTHERN AFRICA, GENERAL (unclassified by area)

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#19421 Balson, Scott. CHILDREN OF THE MIST. The Lost Tribe Of South Africa. 340pp paperback illustrated maps. 8vo. As new condition, ex-publisher. Self published 2007. ISBN 9780957741560
An informal history of the Khoi & Hottentots, who through miscegenation with European settlers formed descendants today identified as the Griquas. This publication culminates 30 years of research, following their story from the landing of the white man at the Cape to their current marginalisation similar in effect to their previous domination by colonial, settler, and apartheid rule.
£12.00
#19439 Davidson, Basil. AFRICA IN HISTORY Themes And Outlines. 384pp softcover. illustrated. No inscription. VG+ condition Paladin / Granada. revised & enlarged edition 1984. ISBN 9780586082058
Aims to replace the concept of Africa as a continent with a dark past by one of growth and change over twenty centuries.
£10.00
#19239 Maylam, Paul. A HISTORY OF THE AFRICAN PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA. From The Early Iron Age To The 1970s. Printed wraps. 259pp illustrated maps. No inscriptions. a near Fine copy. David Philip. 1995 4th imp. ISBN 9780864860415
Examines the history of the Nguni (Sotho) language families and the Venda & Lemba peoples. Dealing generally with the eastern part of Southern Africa, including Swaziland, Lesotho, & Botswana while excluding Nambia, Zimbabwe, & Mozambique, this gathers recent advances in study and synthesises them for presentation as a whole.
£12.00
#19233 Nutting, Anthony. SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA. The Great Trek To The Boer War. Black cloth boards. 454pp illustrated. 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. VG in dustwrapper (price-clipped, wear at head and tail of spine but no major chips, loss, or tears). Constable. London 1970 1st edition. ISBN 0094569509
The story of the scramble for Africa for land, power, and influence. Concentrating on South Africa where the stakes were highest for Britain, he nevertheless ranges over the whole continent.
£16.00
#19379 Oliver, Roland. & Atmore, Anthony. AFRICA SINCE 1800. Printed wraps. 343pp illustrated maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. VG condition. CUP. Cambridge 2nd edition 1977. ISBN 0521292409
Starts by describing the precolonial history of Africa in the first three-quarters of the 19thC, followed by partition and colonial rule, finally looking at the roads taken to independence and developments thereafter. This edition covers up to 1971.
£10.00
#19378 Oliver, Roland. & Atmore, Anthony. AFRICA SINCE 1800. Printed wraps. 343pp illustrated maps. 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep else a clean sound copy. CUP. Cambridge 2nd school edition 1974 reprint. ISBN 0521085233
Starts by describing the precolonial history of Africa in the first three-quarters of the 19thC, followed by partition and colonial rule, finally looking at the roads taken to independence and developments thereafter. This edition covers up to 1971. The 'School Edition' retains the same text as other edition, but was printed more economically to reduce costs.
£8.00
#19376 Omer-Cooper, J.D. HISTORY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. 291pp softcover, illustrated b/w photos, maps. large square 8vo. No inscriptions. creases to rear wrap hence VG+ condition. a very clean copy. David Philip, James Currey, & Heinemann. 1994 2nd edition. ISBN 9780852557150
A modern general history of Africa at undergraduate level. It concentrates on the evolution of political, economic, legal, & social frameworks. An extensive bibliography is included.
£15.00
#19271 Strage, Mark. CAPE TO CAIRO. Rape Of A Continent. Red cloth boards. 278pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. VG+ in dustwrapper (spine fading, no loss or tears). Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. New York (1973). ISBN 0151154503
Signed by Author on title page. Examines the colonisation of the continent by the European powers and their surrogates. In 1870 more than nine tenths of the African continent was ruled by its black inhabitants, yet within 30 years this proportion was reversed. Author researches how this was able to occur on such a grand scale.
£30.00
#19329 Telford, A.A. YESTERDAYS'S DRESS. A History Of Costume In South Africa. Cream cloth boards. 177pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy in Fine dustwrapper. Purnell. Cape Town 1972 1st edition. ISBN 0360001084
Provides a pageant of South African dress from the 15thC through to the 19thC. Author gives very detailed clear colour and monochrome drawings of a huge range of apparel.
£22.00
#19274 Theal, George McCall. HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA. 11 volumes. Gilt on red skivertex. 8vo. No inscriptions. edges lightly foxed, generally at least VG condition save vol.9 has paper residue adhering to rear board. C. Struik. Cape Town 1964. Facsimile reprint of the George Allen & Unwin 'Star' edition.
The titling and numbering of the original George Allen & Unwin editions is shown on the facsimile title pages but for clarity the 11 volumes were retitled by Struik thus.
1. Ethnography And Condition Of South Africa Before A.D. 1505.
2. The Portuguese In South Africa From 1505 To 1795.
3. Foundation Of The Cape Colony By The Dutch.
4. The Cape Colony To 1795. The Koranas, Bantu & Portuguese In South Africa To 1800.
5. The Cape Colony From 1795 To 1828. The Zulu Wars Of Devastation And The Formation Of New Bantu Communities.
6. The Cape Colony From 1828 To 1846, Natal From 1824 To 1845, And Emigrant Farmers From 1836 To 1847.
7. The Cape Colony From 1846 To 1860, Natal From 1845 To 1857, British Kaffraria From 1847 To 1860, The Orange River Sovereignty & The Transvaal Republic 1847 To 1858.
8. The Cape Colony From 1860 To 1872, Natal From 1857 To 1872, Orange Free State From 1859 To 1871, S.A. Republic From 1858 To 1870.
9. The South African Republc From 1870 To 1872, Synoptical Index.
10. Events In The Cape Colony From 1873 To 1877.
11. Twelve Eventful Years From 1873 To 1884.
£255.00
#19263 Van Zyl, Diko. THE DISCOVERY OF WEALTH The Advent Of The Industrial Revolution In Southern Africa 1870-1899. Terra cotta cloth boards. 104pp illustrated b/w & colour. 4to. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in near Fine protected dustwrapper. (spine fading but o/w unmarked). Don Nelson. Heritage Series: 19th Century. Cape Town 1985. ISBN 9781868060122
The discovery of gold and diamonds attracted fortune hunters from every corner of the globe to South Africa from the late 1860s onwards. They unleashed revolutionary changes with social, economic, and political consequences that shaped the country. An overview of this era, covering the diamond fields in Kimberley and elsewhere and the subsequent discovery of the Witwaterand gold fields. Well illustrated.
£12.00

SOUTHERN AFRICAN COASTAL ISLANDS AND THE SOUTHERN OCEAN ISLANDS

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#19268 Castell, Robin. (John Charles Melliss Esquire). ST. HELENA. A Reprint Of Part Of His Valuable And Inspiring Work Originally Published In 1875. Brown boards. 245pp illustrated tall 4to. A Fine copy in protected dustwrapper. Wensley Brown 1979. ISBN 095067060X
Inscribed by author thus: "For "Juwe:. Remember, the future isn't what it used to be!" 6.3.MMI. ... Also Photographs And Captions Illustrating A Comprehensive Selection Of Dwelling Houses, Fortifications And Buildings Of General And Historical Interest. Forward by Frederick Donald Coggan, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.
£45.00
#19267 Castell, Robin. ST. HELENA ILLUSTRATED (1502-1902). Maroon cloth boards. 172pp of colour & b/w plates. tall 4to. A Fine copy in protected dustwrapper. National Book Printers Group. Cape Town 1998 1st edition. ISBN 9780620228428
Gift inscription from author on ffep dd 2001. Contains an historically important collection of pictorial work on the Crown Colony of St. Helena amassed over a research period of 30 years. Not numbered but likely close on 350 illustrations.
£35.00
#19236 Hunt, Keith S. SIR LOWRY COLE. Governor Of Mauritius 1823-1828. Governor Of The Cape Of Good Hope 1828-1833. A Study In Colonial Administration. Gilt spine on red cloth boards. 191pp 4to illustrated maps at rear. Bookplate and booksellers ticket. some pencil and red ink annotations else G++ condition. no dustwrapper. Butterworths. Durban 1974 1st edition. ISBN 040909790X
Summarises and builds from existing sources to date with extensive chapter notes and appendices etc.
£15.00

BIOGRAPHIES, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, DIARIES, LETTERS, GENEALOGICAL

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#19355 Cartwright A.P. THE FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN. The Life And Times Of Sir Percy Fitzpatrick. Navy cloth boards. 256pp illustrated b/w photos. small 4to. Bookplate. a VG+ copy in protected VG dustwrapper (price-clipped, edges rubbed, but no chips, loss, or tears). Purnell. Cape Town 1971 1st edition. ISBN 0360001505
Author of 'The Transvaal From Within', Fitzpatrick's life spanned momentous years in South Africa's history. Renowned for his South African'ness his career involved bank clerk, gold digger, newspaper editor, a partner in gold mining finance, a member of parliament, and a pioneer in the citrus industry. Nevertheless he is most well remembered as author of 'Jock Of The Bushveld'
£30.00
#19280 Du Preez, Max. PALE NATIVE. Memories Of A Renegade Reporter. 286pp softcover illustrated colour & b/w plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. A Fine copy. Zebra. Cape Town 2008. ISBN 9781868729135
In the course of his career Max du Preez has survived three dismissals, seven libel suits, thirteen criminal cases, a bombing, two assassination attempts and was a regular on right-wing hit lists. Known as the editor of Vrye Weekblad, his weekly television report on the Truth Commission and his investigative programme Special Assignment, he was never afraid to expose the hidden dirty secrets of those claiming special privileges. He left the SABC under duress for 'disrespecting management'.
£15.00
#19375 First, Ruth. & Scott, Anne. OLIVE SCHREINER. Maroon cloth boards. 383pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. VG-Fine condition in VG+ dustwrapper (spine fading, no chips, loss, or tears). an attractive copy. Andre Deutsch. London 1980 1st edition. ISBN 0233971521
Foreword by Nadine Gordimer. This is an interesting biography not least because of the credentials of the co-authors. Ruth First as the politicist, Anne Scott as the feminist, both facets of Schreiner's own personality.
£18.00
#19440 Immelman, R.F.M. GEORGE MCCALL THEAL. A Biographical Sketch. Brown card wraps. 31pp saddle-stapled. VG condition. Struik. Cape Town (1964).
Includes gift slip signed by Author. This was reprinted from Struik's edition of 'Basutoland Records'.
£20.00
#19290 Otter, Steven. KHAYELITSHA. uUmlungu In A Township. 294pp paperback illustrated colour & b/w photos. No inscription. VG+ condition. Penguin Johannesburg 2007. ISBN 9780143025474
Author decided to go and live in Khayelitsha, the sprawling Xhosa township outside of Cape Town which is home to more than a million people. What he finds is not what he expects. Included is Sunday Times review by Bobby Jordan.
£6.00
#19443 Ritchie, W. THE HISTORY OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN COLLEGE 1829-1918. 2 volumes. Gilt on blue cloth boards. illustrated b/w plates. matching copies nos.156. 8vo. 918pp total in 2 vols. No inscriptions. spines soft at head and tail. generally VG appearance with unmarked contents. sound copies showing light wear. Maskew Miller. Cape Town 1918.
£120.00
#19269 Roberts, Brian. CECIL RHODES AND THE PRINCESS. Red cloth boards. 405pp illustrated 8vo. Large gift inscription ffep. fore edge stained, generally a sound reading copy in protected dustwrapper (foxed inside, spine faded, general wear, but complete with no loss). Hamish Hamilton. London 1969 1st edition. ISBN 0241016037
A double biography of Cecil John Rhodes and Princess Catherine Radziwill. Author concludes that she was blackmailing Rhodes politically with her possession of documents that would have implicated Joseph Chamberlain in the Jameson Raid.
£10.00
#19265 Unattributed. THEY SHAPED OUR CENTURY. The Most Influential South Africans Of The Twentieth Century. 484pp softcover with foldin wraps. illustrated large 8vo. No inscriptions. VG++ condition. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1999 1st edition. ISBN 9780798140089
Draw from a provisional list of 120 names placed upon the News24.com website for public comment to make a final list. Who was the most influential person, who equalled him or her, who had positively or negatively influenced the course of South Africa in the 20th century? Contains essays on the 100 names selected by this process.
£20.00
#19399 Van Ryneveld, Clive. 20TH CENTURY ALL-ROUNDER. Reminiscences And Reflections of Clive van Ryneveld. Printed wraps. 199pp illustrated b/w 8vo. A Fine unread copy, new. Pretext. Cape Town 2011. ISBN 978098700422
A Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, the author played rugby for Oxford and England and later captained Oxford and South Africa at cricket. A United and Progressive Party MP, an honory member of the MCC and a vice-president of the Western Province Cricket Club he has made outstanding achievements in diverse fields. An interesting read, he comments on todays commercialisation of cricket, the NZ tour of SA 1953/4, the 1955/6 Currie Cup, Peter May's team in SA 1956/7, the Australian tour of 1957/8, and South Africa's cricket isolation during the apartheid years.
£13.00
#19441 Walker, Eric A. THE SOUTH AFRICAN COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN 1829-1929. Written For The University Centenary Celebrations. Gilt device on blue cloth boards. 126pp illustrated b/w 8vo. No inscriptions. eps tanned & top edge spotted o/w a VG-F copy in VG d/w (tanned spine and top of front, no loss or significant tears. an excellent copy. University of Cape Town (Cape Times). 1929.
£35.00

COOKERY AND WINE, HOME CRAFTS

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#19372 Duckitt, Hildagonda J. HILDA'S DIARY OF A CAPE HOUSEKEEPER. Being A Chronicle Of Daily Events And Monthly Work In A Cape Household, With Numerous Cooking Recipes, And Notes On Gardening, Poulty Keeping, Etc. Green & red cloth boards 300pp frontis. small 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (rubbed at edges, spine fading, but no loss or major tears). Macmillan. London 1978 1st edition thus. Facsimile of the Chapman & Hall 1902 edition. ISBN 0869540718
Month by month she relates her tasks dispensing methodology, hints, tips, and recipes. South Africa's Mrs Beeton.
£20.00
#19424 van Wijk, Yvette. THE PRACTICAL BOOK OF HERBS. Growing And Using Herbs In South Africa. Printed boards. 144pp illustrated colour & b/w plates. 4to. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Chameleon Press. Cape Town 1986 1st edition. ISBN 9780620091046
Covers a brief history of herbs in SA, home uses in cooking, aromatics, cosmetics, paints & dyes, remedies, the growing & gathering of herbs, identification, and an extensive listing plus other useful appendices. Author resided on the farm Blackwoods outside of Grahamstown.
£20.00

TRUE CRIME

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#19296 Altbeker, Anthony. FRUIT OF A POISONED TREE. A True Story Of Murder And The Miscarriage Of Justice. 438pp large format softcover. illustrated. 8vo. No inscription. VG+ condition. Jonathan Ball 2010. ISBN 9781868423330
One of South Africa's most sensational murder trials of recent years was that of Fred van der Vyver, accused in 2005 of murdering his girlfriend Inge Lotz. Analyses the trial and evidence in detail.
£10.00
#19275 Couzens, Tim. MURDER AT MORIJA. Large format softcover 474pp illustrated b/w plates. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Random House. Johannesburg 2003 1st South African edition. ISBN 9780958446822
Christmas in Morija, Basutoland, 1920. Six people sit down to a meal and all fall violently ill. The scholar and missionary Edouard Jacottet dies. The result of years of private research and travel this is at once a brilliant piece of detective work, a biography of a committed man, and a history of the mission of the Paris Evangelical Society in a remote African country.
£20.00

PAPER EPHEMERA ITEMS

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#19419 Montagu Bank. FIVE POUND NOTE No.0801. 237mm wide x 146mm tall printed black scenic & portrait engravings with green counterfeit protector. No loss or tears. edges worn, some spotting, some few holes on unprinted area but no wear at folds. being not too optimistic we would describe this as approaching VG condition. Montagu Bank, Cape of Good Hope. Printed from a 'Hard Steel Plate' by William Brown, London. His agent was Ewan Christian in Cape Town. nd (1861-1868)
Scans available on request. an unusual item. Sale subject to confirmation
£55.00
#19373 The Sunday Express, Rand Daily Mail, The Star, The Sunday Times The Sunday Express, Rand Daily Mail, The Star, The Sunday Times Newsprint items. Generally in Good or better condition. sold with all faults.
Various special editions of South African newspapers from 1939 to 2006:
Sunday Express. "War Declared On Germany" Sep 3 1939.
Sunday Times. "War Declared" Sep 3 1939.
The Star. "Herzog Resigns. Smuts Now Premier" Sep 5 1939 front page reprint only.
Sunday Express. "Germany At War With The Soviet" June 22 1941.
Rand Daily Mail. "Italy Surrenders" Sep 9 1943 front page only.
Rand Daily Mail. "Fall Of Rome" June 5 1944 front page only.
Rand Daily Mail. "Invasion-Official. Allies Land On The Coast Of France" June 6 1944.
Rand Daily Mail. "The War In Europe Is Over" May 8 1945 pp 1-6 only.
Bureau of Information. Special Victory Supplement. "Germany Defeated" 1 sheet.
The Star. "Tokio Tells Japanese Armed Forces That War Is Lost" August 15 1945 front page only.
Sunday Times. Royal Visit Edition. February 16 1947.
The Star. Royal Review, Historic Tour In Pictures. April 26 1947.
The Star. "Sudden Death Of The King" February 6 1952 pp1, 2, 5-8, 11-12 only.
Rand Daily Mail. "The World Mourns King George VI" Feb 7 1952 pp 1-4 only.
The Star. "Farewell To A Beloved King" Feb 15 1952 pp 1-4, 11,12, only.
Sunday Times. Coronation Edition. May 31 1953.
The Star. "Strydom Chosen As Prime Minister Of The Union. Nov 30 1954 front page only.
Sunday Times. "Mr Strijdom Dead" August 24 1958 front page only.
Sunday Express. Special Edition "Death Of Mr Strijdom" August 24 1958.
The Star. Union Jubilee Festival Supplement. May 30 1960.
The Star. 8pp SAGA pictorial souvenir for 75th anniversary. October 1962.
Rand Daily Mail. "How Dr. Verwoerd Died" Sept7 1966.
Rand Daily Mail. "They're On The Moon" July 21 1969. pp 1-4 only.
The Star. "Sen. Kennedy Dead" June 6 1968. front page only.
The Cape Times. Centenary Supplement.March 27 1976.
The Star. Johannesburg's 90th Anniversary Supplement. Sept 10 1976. 2 copies.
Sunday Times. 75. 20-page supplement. August 16 1981.
Gold Reef City Times. Vol.1 No.1. March April 1986.
The Best Of The Sunday Times (Part 1) 1906-1931. 2006.
The Best Of The Sunday Times (Part 2) 1931-1956. 2006.
The Best Of The Sunday Times (Part 3) 1956-1981. 2006.
The Best Of The Sunday Times (Part 4) 1981-2006. 2006.
£50.00

AFRICAN FICTION, LITERATURE & CREATIVE WRITINGS, MAGAZINES

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#19292 Abbott, David. THE SONS. Green cloth boards. 175pp 8vo. No inscriptions. G-VG in dustwrapper (rubbed but no loss, chips, or tears). Ad Donker. Johannesburg 1979 1st edition. ISBN 0949937622
Explores the relationship of colour within a poor white family living in a small railway village and the problems of accommodating someone 'not quite white' within.
£6.00
#19278 Breytenbach, Breyten. JUDAS EYE, & SELF-PORTRAIT / DEATHWATCH. 63 Prison Poems Of An Indefinite Colour (1975-82). A Note On Autobiotrophy. Black cloth boards. 134pp 8vo. Neat ownership inscription ffep else VG+ in dustwrapper (lightly rubbed but no chips, loss, or tears). Faber. London 1988. ISBN 9780571151226
A testament of poems and autobiographical fragments to his seven years imprisonment. On an illegal visit to South Africa in 1975 he was arrested for contravening the Mixed Marriages Act and the Immorality Act by being married to a woman of Vietnamese extraction in France.
£12.00
#19241 Dovey, Ceridwen. BLOOD KIN. 162pp large-format softcover. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Penguin 2007. ISBN 9780143025429
Author grew up between South Africa & Australia and now lives in New York. This is her first novel. Not specifically set in Africa, this tells the story of a chef, a portraitist, & a barber, taken prisoner as hostages in a coup to overthrow their employer the president. Reveals how humanity's most atavistic impulses - vanity, vengeance, greed - seethe relentlessly beneath its veneer of civilisation.
£6.00
#19309 Farren, Tracey. WHIPLASH. 311pp large-format paperback. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Modjaji Books. Cape Town 2008 1st edition. ISBN 9780980272925
A story of one year's life of Tess, a Muizenberg prostitute. "Its only one year in my life, Ma, but it's all the stuff you slept through when I was a kid. All the stuff you fished through when you got up. I'm warning you, Ma, this is the truth".
£12.00
#19304 Francis, S., Dugmore, H., & Rico. MADAM AND EVE. INTERNATIONAL MAID OF MYSTERY Softcover, 176pp. No inscription. some soft creases to wraps else a VG+ copy. Penguin London 1999. ISBN 9780864864437
A collection from South Africa's favourite cartoon strip.
£6.00
#19305 Francis, S., Dugmore, H. & Rico. MADAM & EVE. IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE. Printed wraps. 176pp oblong 4to. No inscriptions. minor wear, a VG+ copy. Penguin 1998 1st edition. ISBN 9780864864116
South Africa's favourite cartoon strip.
£6.00
#19242 Griffith, George. BRITON OR BOER? A Tale Of The Fight For Africa. Red cloth boards. illustrated 304pp 8vo. Nicely restored with original boards & spine. BUT... missing frontis, one page, illustration facing page 51. F.V. White. London 1897.
A novel.
£10.00
#19283 Head, Bessie. THE COLLECTOR OF TREASURES And Other Botswana Village Tales. 109pp paperback. No inscriptions. some soft creasing to top corner of f.wrap. near VG condition. Heinemann African Writers Series 1992. ISBN 9780435909819
Bessie Head's short stories in this collection focus on village people from Botswana, and the status and position of women in Africa.
£6.00
#19297 Heale, Jay. AFRICAN ANIMAL TALES. 95pp softcover illustrated in colour. 4to. No inscriptions, a very clean unmarked VG-F copy. Struik. Cape Town 2001 1st printing. ISBN 9781868727049
Comprises the original 'South African Animal Adventures' published by Howard Timmins in 1995 and 'True African Tales' published by Struik in 2001. Beautifully illustrated by a selection of artists.
£9.00
#19301 Hove, Chenjerai. (Illus. Luke Teronga). BONES. 135pp paperback. No inscriptions. VG condition. David Philip. Cape Town 1988 1st SA edition. ISBN 0864861141
This first novel in English by the Zimbabwean author tells the story of Marita, a farm worker, whose only son joined the freedom fighters in their war of liberation. Rich in Shona idiom this writing portrays the life of hardship of the woman protagonist. Won the Noma Award for publishing in Africa in 1989. A critic of the Mugabe regime he currently lives in exile.
£8.00
#19282 Mabuza, Lindiwe. (Comp). ONE NEVER KNOWS. An Anthology Of Black South African Women Writers In Exile. 113pp paperback. No inscriptions. VG condition. Skotaville 1989. ISBN 9780947009655
Contributions from Lindiwe Mabuza, Baleka Kgositsile, Ponkie Khazamula, Rebecca Matlou, Mavis Nhlapho, Susan Lamu, & Dulcie September.
£12.00
#19240 Matlwa, Kopano. COCONUT. Large format paperback. 190pp. No inscriptions. near 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
#19300 Matthee, Dalene. DRIFTWOOD Large format 180pp softcover. A VG-Fine unread copy. Penguin 2005. ISBN 9780143024937
Published posthumously this was Author's last work. A tale of identity lost & found.
£8.00
#19295 Morgan, Alistair. SLEEPER'S WAKE. 180pp large paperback. No inscriptions. VG condition. Penguin 2009. ISBN 9780143025962
Author was the first non-American to win the Plimpton Prize for Fiction (for this book in 2009).
£6.00
#19289 Okri, Ben. STARBOOK. A Magical Tale Of Love And Regeneration. 422pp large-format paperback. No inscription. VG+ condition. Rider. London 2007. ISBN 9781846040917
£6.00
#19310 Poland, Marguerite. RECESSIONAL FOR GRACE. 302pp large-format softcover. VG condition. Penguin Viking. Johannesburg 2003 1st edition. ISBN 9780670047864
Inscribed by Author thus: "Marguerite Poland. Dearest xxxxxx, With love and thanks for all you have done over the years to help me with research. Your generosity & kindness have meant a great deal to me. Marguerite".
£60.00
#19307 Salafranca, Arja. THE THIN LINE. 216pp paperback. No inscriptions. front wrap a little curled at edge hence VG+ only. Modjaji Books. Cape Town 2010 1st edition. ISBN 9781920397081
A collection of short stories by journalist author.
£10.00
#19371 Schreiner, Olive. (Ed. Margaret Lenta). THOUGHTS ON SOUTH AFRICA. 354pp softcover. Ownership inscription ffep, spine faded else VG condition. Ad. Donker. Johannesburg 1992. ISBN 9780868521893
A selection of Author's essays, originally published posthumously in 1923. Includes her original Prefaratory Note, Notes, Foreword by S.C. Cronwright-Schreiner, and Introduction.
£15.00
#6186 Schreiner, Olive. STORIES, DREAMS AND ALLEGORIES. Purple cloth boards. 155pp + publisher's advertisements. 8vo. Ownership inscription and bookplate ffep. edges foxed, ff tanned, light wear to head & tail of spine, a G-VG copy. no dustwrapper. T. Fisher Unwin. London 1923 1st edition.
Contains the stories Eighteen-Ninety-Nine, The Buddhist Priest's Wife, On The Banks Of A Full River, The Wax Doll And The Stepmother, The Adventures Of Master Towser, A Soul's Journey - Two Visions, Who Knocks At The Door, and a number of shorter writings.
£25.00
#19291 Serote, Mongane Wally. TO EVERY BIRTH ITS BLOOD. 299pp softcover. No inscriptions. a Fine copy. Picador 2006. ISBN 9780958470841
Well known for his poetry this was the Author's first novel. Originally published in 1981 it explores the society of the time.
£6.00
#19302 Skinner, Douglas Reid. (Ed). NEW CONTRAST. South African Quarterly. Volume 19 No.4. Issue No.76. Printed wraps. 104pp. VG condition. SA Literary Journal. Cape Town nd. (1996?).
Prose contributions by Breyten Breytenbach, C.J. Driver, Hennie Aucamp, David Medalie, & Kobus Moolman. Poetry by Don Maclennan, Phil du Plessis, Sipho Sepamla, Mark Swift, Geoffrey Hutchins, C.J.D. Harvey, Juan Coetxer, Jeremy Gordin, Nathan Pogrund, Koos van der Riet, Barend J. Toerien, Freda Freeman, Rod McKenzie, N.S.C. Schoeman, Melissa Steyn, Cherrine Sajer, & Megan Hall. Non-fiction articles by Martin Versveld, & Christine Winberg. Features Bessie Head (1937-1986) on front cover with small biographical note.
£15.00
#19279 Slovo, Shawn. A WORLD APART. 113pp paperback illustrated b/w. No inscriptions. VG condition, wraps a little rubbed, creased at rear. Faber. London 1988 1st edition. ISBN 9780571152353
South Africa 1963, the story concerns a middle-class white family involved in the struggle against apartheid as seen through the eyes of their 13-year old daughter who feels shut out and neglected by her mother's preoccupation with her political activities. This is the script for a film of the same name that was an official British entry in the 1988 Cannes Film Festival. Author is the daughter of Joe Slovo and Ruth First, and the story is based upon her own childhood.
£20.00
#19423 Smith, Alexander McCall. THE NO.1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY. 226pp paperback. No inscription. an as-new copy. David Philip. Cape Town 2004. ISBN 9780864864383
Precious Ramotswe, lady detective, operates her agency in Gaberone, Botswana. A cross between Kinsey Millhone and Miss Marple, this unlikely heroine specialises in missing husbands and wayward daughters but when she sets out on the trail of a missing child she tumbles headlong into danger. First novel in this successful series.
£6.00
#19303 Stevens, Keith & Lorna. KEITH & LORNA STEVENS'S FLIP FOSTER. Oblong softcover. No inscription. ff tanned. G+ condition. Penguin 1988. ISBN 9780140120963
One of South Africa's longest-running cartoon strips featuring Flip Foster and his family. Flip with comb in socks, Freda in hair-curlers, his tipsy mother, the kids, dogs, neighbours, & drinking mates.
£9.00
#19414 Stevenson, Frank Parker. "YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW". A Volume Of Poems. Printed buff wraps. 87pp 4to. Bookplate. wraps lightly tanned and worn, contents unmarked. generally VG condition. Self. Pretoria 1941.
Foreword by Mrs J.C. Smuts. Proceeds from the sale of this donated to the South African Gifts And Comforts Fund. Interestingly the dedication reads "To the Memory of Rupert Brooke, Oliphant Down, war poets of a kindred age, whose friendship, encouragment and inspiration have contributed largely to the creation of this volume".
£10.00
#19299 Thomas, Maria. COME TO AFRICA AND SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE And Other Stories. 235pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG condition. Serpent's Tail. London 1989. ISBN 9781852421557
Fourteen short stories by American author tell of the hopes and dreams of expatriates in Africa. Author went to Africa in 1971 with the Peace Corps, subsequently living in Liberia.
£8.00
#19367 Turrell, Rob. (Ed. with and variously Dorothy Driver, Kenneth Parker, Randolph Vigne, Kole Omotoso, Zoe Wicombe, Ampie Coetzee, Robin Hallett, Hugh Lewin, Ian Phimister, Irene Staunton, & Leloba Molema). SOUTHERN AFRICAN REVIEW OF BOOKS. Newsprint tabloid format. Generally Good or slightly better condition. London & Cape Town (UCT History Dept) 1987-1996. includes the following issues. Vol.1 Nos.1,2,3,4. Vol.2 Nos.1,2,4,5,6. Vol.3 Nos.1,2,3&4,5,6. Vol.4 Nos.2,3,4&5. Vol.5 Nos.1,2,3,4,5,6. Vol.6 Nos.3 (issue 31). issues 32-40, 42-46. Not quite a full run, but a total of 37 physical items.
Includes articles by or about contemporary authors, too many to mention here, of literary & political note. This collection span tumultuous years in South Africa's history and this is reflected in the content. The list of contributors is impressive. There are short stories, poems, reviews of new publications, etc. A collection of great value to the researcher of this time period.
£100.00
#19306 Vladislavic, Ivan. THE FOLLY. 152pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG-Fine condition. Serif. London 1993. ISBN 9781897959114
Author's first novel.
£8.00
#19438 Wallace, Mary. THE SEA PEOPLE'S COAST. Cerise cloth boards. 86pp illustrated 12mo. A new copy. East London 2011. ISBN 9780620507479
Three young boys explore Cove Rock near East London. Present-day adventure gives way to true tales of ships and seafarers as a historical novel based upon fact and research. A story for young people.
£12.00
#19288 Wicomb, Zoe. PLAYING IN THE LIGHT. 218pp softcover. Bookclub roster pasted inside, o/w a clean and attractive VG+ copy. Random House Umuzi. Cape Town 2006 1st edition thus. ISBN 9781415200018
Author's third novel is set in post-apartheid South Africa where the protagonist Marion discovers family skeletons about her racial ancestry.
£6.00

ICTHYOLOGY

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#19219 Barnett, Peter. SEA SAFARI WITH PROFESSOR SMITH. Printed boards. 68pp + 41 full page photographs. 8vo. No inscriptions. VG+ condition with protective wrapper. a very clean copy. Richford Enterprises. Durban. 2nd edition. ISBN 0620041226
Author was member of the 1951 J.L.B. Smith fishing expedition to the islands of Mozambique and Ibo. He tells the story from his own point of view as photographer and general assistant, with interesting comments on J.L.B. Smith & his wife Margaret.
£20.00
#19229 Bell, Shirley. OLD MAN COELACANTH. Duck-egg blue cloth boards. 141pp illustrated b/w 8vo. Large bookseller stamp to ffep. G-VG in worn protected dustwrapper (no major loss or tears). Voortrekkerpers. Johannesburg 1969 1st edition.
A book for young people on the subject. Nevertheless of interest to all coelacanth enthusiasts.
£14.00
#19220 McCosker, John E. & Lagios, Michael D. (Eds). OCCASIONAL PAPERS OF THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. No.134. The Biology And Physiology Of The Living Coelacanth. Printed wraps. 175pp. A sound VG copy in protective wrapper. California Academy of Sciences December 22 1979.
Contains the following articles.
M. Courtenay-Latimer. My story of the first coelacanth.
Margaret M. Smith. The influence of the coelacanth on african icthyology.
John E. McCosker. Inferred natural history of the living coelacanth.
Michael D. Lagios. The coelacanth and the chondrichthyes as sister groups. A review of shared apomorph characters and a cladistic analysis and reinterpretation.
E.O. Wiley. Ventral gill arch muscles and the phylogenetic relationships of Latimeria.
W.A. Miller. Observations on the structure of mineralised tissues of the coelacanth, including the scales and their associated odontodes.
Robert W. Griffith & Peter K.T. Pang. Mechanisms of osmoregulation in the coelacanth. Evolutionary implications.
Lois E. Rasmussen. Some biochemical parameters in the coelacanth. Ventricular and notochordal fluids.
Guido Dingerkus. Chordate cytogenetic studies. And analysis of their phylogenetic imlications with particular reference to fishes and the living coelacanth.
Tetsuo Hayashida. Immunochemical and biological studies with growth hormone in extracts of pituitaries from existing primitive fishes.
Suzanne E. Fisher & Gregory S. Whitt. Evolution of the creatine kinase isozyme system in the primitive vertebrates.
J.B. Lombardini, Peter K.T. Pang, & Robert W. Griffith. Amino acids and taurine in intracellular osmoregulation in marine animals.
Susan & George Brown. Recapitulation of the discussion at the close of the 15 June 1977 symposium on the relationships of primitive fishes, with particular reference to the coelacanth.
£30.00
#19221 Skelton, P.H. & Lutjeharms, J.R.E. (Eds). THE J.L.B. SMITH INSTITUTE OF ICHTHYOLOGY - 50 YEARS. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, Volume 51. Printed boards. 320pp. illustrated b/w photos, maps, charts. large 8vo. Fine condition in protective wrapper. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Icthyology, Grahamstown, & the Royal Society of South Africa. Cape Town March 1997. ISBN 0958395829
Signed by both editors on title page, and by the following contributors against their articles: Derek S. Henderson, Jean Pote, P.B.N. Jackson, Ofer Gon, A.K. Whitfield, Phillip C. Heemstra, A.W. Paterson, M. Eric Anderson, I.J. de Moor.
£50.00
#19226 Smith, J.L.B. OLD FOURLEGS. The Story Of The Coelacanth. Pale blue cloth boards. 260pp illustrated. 8vo. Small ownership inscription ffep. eps & edges foxed. G-VG in Good only protected dustwrapper with minor loss at head and tail of spine. Longmans Green. 1956 1st edition.
An exciting association copy, this is signed on dedication page by the dedicatee herself, 'Marge Courtenay-Latimer', who found the first ever coelacanth in East London.
£120.00
#19225 Smith, J.L.B. OUR FISHES. From Nature. Light blue cloth boards. 259pp illustrated drawings. 8vo. No insriptions. a VG copy in lesser protected dustwrapper (well rubbed but complete, no loss or major tears). Voortrekkerpers 1968.
This volume is an adaptation of a number of radio talks delivered by Professor Smith on the Afrikaans service of the SABC in 1965 as part of the series 'Uit die Natuur'.
£15.00
#19230 Thomson, Keith Stewart. LIVING FOSSIL. The Story Of The Coelacanth. Light green cloth boards. 252pp illustrated line drawing. 8vo. No inscriptions. Fine condition in Fine protected dustwrapper. Norton. 1991 1st edition & printing both. ISBN 9780393029567
Signed by Author to half-title page.
£28.00
#19231 Weinberg, Samantha. A FISH CAUGHT IN TIME. The Search For The Coelacanth. Brown cloth boards. 241pp illustrated b/w photos. Fine condition in protected dustwrapper. Fourth Estate. London 2000 1st edition & printing both. ISBN 9781857029062
Signed by Author on title page, and complete with original invitation to the book launch at the J.L.B. Smith Institute of Icthyology in September 1999. A review of historical and current knowledge of this fish.
£30.00

JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD

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#19366 Buckley, E. JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD Pictorial Map. Large foldout map 480mm h x 600mm w in card folder. Bookplate. near Fine condition. Map Studio nd. ISBN 9781868090686
Shows the Lowveld route of Jock with all the places mentioned in Percy Fitzpatrick's "Jock Of The Bushveld".
£8.00
#19362 Fitzpatrick, Percy. (Ed. Linda Rosenberg). JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD. Blue cloth boards. 270pp illustrated b/w 8vo. Bookplate. some minor insect attack alomg top edge of rear board hence VG condition only in protective wrapper. a clean and attractive copy. Ad Donker 1993. ISBN 9780868521763
Illustrated by E. Caldwell. This South African classic is here in a shortened version, with the text modernised and prejudicial racial references eliminated.
£15.00
#19364 Simmons, B.P., Coetzee, D.J. & Knoesen, W. "IN FITZPATRICK'S FOOTSTEPS: Jock Of The Bushveld's "Paradise Camp". Printed wraps 23pp saddle stapled booklet. illustrated colour photos. Bookplate else near Fine copy. Self nd.
This illustrates the camp near Graskop referred to by Fitzpatrick and now part of the Jock of the Bushveld trail.
£4.00
#19363 Simmons, B.P., Coetzee, D.J. & Knoesen, W. "IN FITZPATRICK'S FOOTSTEPS: Jock Of The Bushveld's "Paradise Camp". Printed wraps 23pp saddle stapled booklet. illustrated colour photos. No bookplate or inscriptions, a near Fine copy. Self nd.
This illustrates the camp near Graskop referred to by Fitzpatrick and now part of the Jock of the Bushveld trail.
£4.00
#19365 Simmons, B.P. "IN FITZPATRICK'S FOOTSTEPS" Through The Present White River District. Printed wraps 20pp saddle stapled booklet. illustrated line drawings. A Fine copy. Self 2000.
Inscribed by Author "With Best Wishes, 27/09/00".
£5.00
#19420 Simmons, B.P. MY LIFETIME FRIENDSHIP WITH "JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD". Autograph manuscript 16pp single-sided doublespaced. Fine condition in plastic Croxley clear plastic sleeve. Self. nd.
B.P. Simmons was well known through the lowveld as Chairman of the Lowveld Farmers Association. He guided many tours along the "Jock of the Bushveld Trail". Next to Percy Fitzpatrick himself few will have known more about Jock. The manuscript is executed in the neat, readable, and attractive handwriting. The article was published in an issue of "Between The Chains", the magazine of the Johannesburg Historical Foundation. It tells of the efforts to locate and trace the old transport route from the lowveld through to Mozambique which today is marked ona map for the curious. A unique item.
£35.00
#19361 Simons, Phillida Brook. (Sir Percy Fitzpatrick). JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD. Printed boards. 31pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate. Fine condition in secured protective wrapper. Struik. 1988 3rd imp. ISBN 9780869772621
Jock Of The Bushveld more or less completely retold and aimed at the younger reader. Illustrated by Angus McBride.
£10.00

LAWRENCE GREEN TITLES

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#9919 Green, Lawrence G. I HEARD THE OLD MEN SAY. Secrets Of The Cape That Has Vanished, And Little-Known Dramas On The Fringe Of Living Memory. Blue cloth boards. 296pp. coloured frontis and b/w plates and drawings by Leng Dixon. 8vo. No inscriptions. nice white pages and four square corners. a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (wear at head of spine but no loss or tears, very bright). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1964 1st edition
£12.00
#9929 Green, Lawrence G. THUNDER ON THE BLAAUWBERG. A Book Of Rare, Strange And Curious Episodes Inspired By A Storm; Personal Experiences, Encounters With Unusual Characters, Mysteries And Legends. Yellow cloth boards. 269pp. cold.frontis. illustrated b/w photos. 8vo indexed. No inscriptions. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (minor wear only, no loss or tears). an attractive copy. Timmins. Cape Town 1966 1st edition.
Notable characters mentioned in this volume are J.W. Dunne (author of 'An Experiment In Time'), Alexander Scotland, & Scotty Smith.
£15.00

MAILSHIPS

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#19388 Bailey, John. WAR CLOUDS AND HONEYMOONS. Printed wraps. 93pp 4to. Bookplate else a Fine copy in protective wrapper Self 1994. ISBN 0620161000
This uncommon item looks at some of the mailships on the Cape Town route prior to the second world war. This includes R.M.S. Windsor Castle, P.-D. Watussi, R.M.M.V. Warwick Castle, & R.M.M.V. Stirling Castle. Includes some passenger lists and the Union-Castle fleet list for 1939. A personal view based upon family sailings, this includes excellent photographs of many pre-war passenger ships of Union-Castle and other lines.
£28.00

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

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#19281 Uys, Johann. (Ed). PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELLING IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEXT. 298pp softcover. Publishers complimentary stamp title page else VG-Fine condition. Maskew Miller Longman. Cape Town 1992. ISBN 9780636015937
Designed particularly with the needs of the student counsellor in mind, of use to both professional and lay counsellors and of use in any institution where counselling is studied or needed.
£24.00
#19426 Wright, L.S. ENGLISH IN SOUTH AFRICA: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AND THE POLICY DEBATE. Inaugural Lecture Delivered At Rhodes University On 19 May 1993. Printed white wraps. 21pp. VG condition. Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1993. ISBN 0620031557
Author remains director of the Institute for the Study of English in Africa.
£6.00
#19428 Africana Society. AFRICANA NOTES AND NEWS. Index To Volume 25 March 1982 - December 1983. saddle-stapled. VG+ condition. Africana Museum. City of Johannesburg.
Index of names, places, etc.
£6.00
#19431 Africana Society. AFRICANA NOTES AND NEWS. Index To Volume 17 March 1966 - December 1967. saddle-stapled. VG+ condition. Africana Museum. City of Johannesburg.
Index of names, places, etc.
£6.00
#19432 Africana Society. AFRICANA NOTES AND NEWS. Index To Volume 18 March 1968 - December 1969. saddle-stapled. VG+ condition. Africana Museum. City of Johannesburg.
Index of names, places, etc.
£6.00
#19433 Africana Society. AFRICANA NOTES AND NEWS. Index To Volume 19 March 1970 - December 1971. saddle-stapled. VG+ condition. Africana Museum. City of Johannesburg.
Index of names, places, etc.
£6.00
#19434 Africana Society. AFRICANA NOTES AND NEWS. Index To Volume 21 March 1974 - December 1975. saddle-stapled. VG+ condition. Africana Museum. City of Johannesburg.
Index of names, places, etc.
£6.00
#19435 Africana Society. AFRICANA NOTES AND NEWS. Index To Volume 22 March 1976 - December 1977. saddle-stapled. VG+ condition. Africana Museum. City of Johannesburg.
Index of names, places, etc.
£6.00
#19436 Africana Society. AFRICANA NOTES AND NEWS. Index To Volume 23 March 1978 - December 1979. saddle-stapled. VG+ condition. Africana Museum. City of Johannesburg.
Index of names, places, etc.
£6.00
#19437 Africana Society. AFRICANA NOTES AND NEWS. Index To Volume 27 March 1986 - December 1987. saddle-stapled. VG+ condition. Africana Museum. City of Johannesburg.
Index of names, places, etc.
£6.00
#15792 Foundation For Science, Education, And Technology. LANTERN. A Cultural Journal. Complete collection No.1.1 to 44.3 inclusive as issued, except 3.3, with index volume, 179 issues bound into 45 volumes, green vynide boards. All issues mostly Fine and unread. some of the earliest issues obtained to complete the set are of lesser condition, generally VG. The bindings of the 45 volumes are all Fine. 1949 to 1995.
English & Afrikaans text. The first issue of LANTERN described itself as a "Journal For Adult Education" while by the last it was described as a "Cultural Journal". The content was mostly of South African historical and cultural interest, and except in the later years concentrated on the contribution and interests of the European to the country. The issue of this publication was consistent with the Nationalist government's desire to instill pride into and knit together the European community, particularly of course the Afrikaans people. With the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in 1990 this became gradually more inclusive. The new government policies in 1994 precluded its publishing a periodical with perceived connections to the past, and expenditure on what was perceived as unnecessary and non-African projects was withdrawn for release to other areas. Publication was terminated in 1995 one year after the first democratic elections. A perusal of the issues and index reveal that there was hardly a (if any) historical event, personage, or place, that had not been covered from a cultural perspective. The index was in three parts, the latter part obviously completed hurriedly in roneo form to include the last issue. This collection provides a unique time-capsule of culture and history from a white South African perspective throughout the apartheid era. The articles are a mix of English and Afrikaans. Starting as a fairly simple magazine format with black and white photographs this evolved to a prestigious glossy photo-journalism type format heavily illustrated with colour photographs in later years. Individual issues of this title are generally ephemeral and thus hard if not impossible to locate these days. This unique collection may be one of a kind outside of institutional holdings and presents a rare opportunity for the collector to obtain a window to that time period. 'Special issues' were regularly issued to cover major subject areas and these included:
Dec. 1954. The Birth, Growth, & Flowering of Western Civilisation.
Dec. 1955. Pretoria Centenary 1855-1955.
Sep. 1956. The People & Land of the Bible.
Sep. 1958. Spotlight on the USA.
Sep. 1959. Our Classical Heritage (Greece & Rome).
Jul. 1960. Family Life.
Dec. 1961. Netherlands.
Jul. 1961. Japan.
Jan. 1962. Federal Republic of Germany.
Sep. 1963. Kirstenbosch Jubilee.
Sep. 1964. Bird Life in South Africa.
May. 1965. Portugal.
Mar. 1967. The South African Land & Soil.
Sep. 1970. 1820 British Settlers.
Jan. 1973. Iran (Persia).
Dec. 1973. Spain Past & Present.
Mar. 1974. Natal 150. 1824-1974.
Jun. 1975. Afrikaans. Sy Wording, Wasdom, en Bloei.
Dec. 1975. Taiwan.
Jun. 1976. Bayreuth 1876-1976.
Apr. 1979. International Year of the Child.
Aug. 1979. The Taj Mahal.
Sep. 1980. Partners in Progress. 1820-1980. The English in SA.
Sep. 1981. Austria's Gift To The World.
Jun. 1983. The USA & RSA in Historical Perspective.
Oct. 1984. S.J.P. Kruger.
Jul. 1986. Graaff-Reinet.
Dec. 1986. Johannesburg 100.
May. 1988. The Huguenots.
Jan. 1988. Dias 88 (Bartholomew Diaz)
Oct. 1988. Groot Trek Herdenkingsfees.
May. 1990. Our Timber Heritage.
Feb. 1991. 40 Years (of Lantern).
May. 1991. Israel.
Feb. 1992. The German Contribution to the Development of South Africa.
£1450.00
#19427 Historical Society of Port Elizabeth. LOOKING BACK. Cumulative Index To Volumes I to XII 1961-1972. Yellow wraps. 50pp saddle-stapled. Bookplate else VG+ condition. Historical Society of PE. nd. ISBN 06200165558
Detailed index of names, places, etc.
£10.00
#19429 Historical Society of Port Elizabeth & Walmer. LOOKING BACK. Index To Volume 10. 7pp saddle-stapled. VG condition. Historical Society of PE. nd.
£6.00
#19430 Historical Society of Port Elizabeth & Walmer. LOOKING BACK. Index To Volume 7. 7pp saddle-stapled. VG condition. Historical Society of PE. nd.
£6.00

MODERN POLITICAL HISTORY, SOCIOLOGY, CURRENT AFFAIRS

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#19308 Davidson, Basil. THE BLACK MAN'S BURDEN. Africa And The Curse Of The Nation-State. 355pp large format softcover. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. James Currey. London (1992). ISBN 9780852557006
Author's view is that the colonisation by Europe and the imposition of nation-states based upon colonial borders lies at the root of Africa's failure to move forward.
£14.00
#19285 De Gruchy, John W. THE CHURCH STRUGGLE IN SOUTH AFRICA. Printed cloth boards. 269pp 8vo. No insciptions. boards worn, Good condition with unmarked contents. no dustwrapper. David Philip. Cape Town 1979 1st SA edition. ISBN 0908396155
The contemporary issues of concern in politics in South Africa were also contentious issues within the church. Author reviews the history of the church in South Africa and its divisions, examines the then present position and reflects upon the future.
£12.00
#19444 Etherington, Norman. PREACHERS PEASANTS AND POLITICS IN SOUTHEAST AFRICA, 1835-1880. African Christian Communites In Natal, Pondoland And Zululand. No inscriptions. spine shows spotting else a Fine unread copy. Royal Historical Society. Study In History Series No.12. London 1978. ISBN 0901050482
Author examines the effects of the incursion of Christianity into the lives of the Nguni people, why and what sort of African chose it while many or most rejected it. Commences with looking at the foundations of African administration in the British Colony of Natal, and the missionary endeavors. Interesting appendices list the origins of residents of American, Anglican, Methodist, and Berlin mission stations from 1835-1880.
£30.00
#19294 Hester, Albert L. & To, Wai Lan J. (Eds). HANDBOOK FOR THIRD WORLD JOURNALISTS. Printed wraps. 220pp. A Good clean copy, wraps worn but contents unmarked. The Center for Internatonal Mass Communication Training and Research, Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Georgia, Athens 1987. ISBN 094308900X
Offers an alternative to eurocentric journalist training publications set within different geographical and social contexts. Provides a collection of 17 essays on key subject areas, and suggested further readings.
£12.00
#19377 Horrell, Muriel. (Comp). BANTU EDUCATION TO 1968. Printed boards. 172pp 8vo. No inscriptions. a sound copy in G-VG condition. South African Institute Of Race Relations (SAIRR) 1968.
A review of the Bantu Education system covering primary & secondary schools, and tertiary institutions, as well as adult education and vocational training. It covers aspects such as aims, control, finance, resources, staff, & pupils. Many statistical analyses and an extensive summary.
£20.00
#19370 Meredith, Martin. THE STATE OF AFRICA. A History Of Fifty Years Of Independence. 752pp illustrated paperback. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Free Press. London 2005. ISBN 9780743252227
Paints a predictably bleak picture & pulls no punches on the reality of Africa's sorry state. Already the poorest region of the world the Author sees it falling further behind both in world terms and even in respect of its own recent financial history. With a disinterested West applauding but not supporting African betterment initiatives, lagging behind in the delivery of their own promises of assistance and aid, the cumulative effect of decades of corrupt rule is perhaps a burden that Africa cannot overcome.
£10.00
#19284 Moore, Basil. (Ed). THE CHALLENGE OF BLACK THEOLOGY IN SOUTH AFRICA. 156pp paperback. Inscription ffep & top edge hence a sound clean reading copy only. John Knox Press 1974. ISBN 0900966971
Contains contributions from various authors
£10.00
#19287 Mulholland, Steven. ANOTHER VOICE. Gilt title on royal purple cloth boards. 168pp 8vo. No inscriptions. an unread copy, as new, in protected dustwrapper. Hodder & Stoughton. Johannesburg 1998 1st edition. ISBN 9781919749099
This collection of articles by the author was culled from his weekly column in the Sunday Times business section.
£20.00
#19327 Pityana, N. B., Ramphele, M., Mpumlwana, M. & Wilson, L. BOUNDS OF POSSIBILITY. The Legacy Of Steve Biko & Black Consciousness. Printed wraps, 264pp, illustrated b&w photos, indexed. No inscriptions. A VG+ copy. David Philip, Cape Town 1991. ISBN 9780864862105
In this book a number of Biko's colleagues and friends have come together to reassess the achievements of Biko and Black Consciousness and to examine the rich legacy they have left us.
£16.00
#19276 Roberts, Ronald Suresh. FIT TO GOVERN. The Native Intelligence Of Thabo Mbeki. 296pp softcover. Ownership inscription, generally VG. STE Publishers. Johannesburg 2007. ISBN 9781919855646
"Explores the then President's intellectual traditions and elaborates on the central ideas out of which the ANC are governing South Africa". An intellectual defence of the ANC which has been under attack for its policies and actions on many fronts.
£8.00
#19425 Storey, Rev. Peter John. HERE WE STAND. Submission To The Commission Of Enquiry Into The South African Council Of Churches by The Rev. Peter John Storey, President Of The SACC, On 9th March 1983. Printed brown wraps. 84pp. No inscriptions. wraps dusty, some ink underlinings, hence G+ condition only. SACC 1983.
This was the SACC's submission to the Eloff Commission, set up by the then Nationalist Government to inquire into the SACC's activities and particularly its links with the World Council of Churches (WCC)..
£30.00
#19277 Stotesbury, John A. APARTHEID, LIBERALISM AND ROMANCE. A Critical Investigaton Of The Writings Of Joy Packer. 247pp large softcover. Contents in Fine condition, wraps at least VG. Umea University. Sweden 1996. University of Umea Dissertation. ISBN 9171911405
Inscribed by Author thus: "Best Wishes, John Stotesbury, 23.2.96". "An academic dissertation which will, on the proper authority of the Chancellor's Office of Umea University for passing the doctoral examination, be publicly defended in horsal F, Humanisthuset, on Friday 23rd Febaruary 1996, at 3.15 p.m."
£40.00

GENERAL REFERENCE WORKS

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#19381 Branford, Jean. A DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH. Silver title on maroon skivertex boards. xxvii + 308pp. 8vo. No inscriptions. VG-F condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, lightly rubbed, no clipping, chips, loss, or tears, but some errant ballpoint not so easily visible against the dark blue background). Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1978 1st edition. 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

RHODESIA / ZIMBABWE

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#19237 De Kock, E. Plewman. VARIOUS OUTSPANS. Incidents In The Life Of An Early Settler In Rhodesia. Green cloth boards. 167pp illustrated tall 8vo. No inscriptions. minor insect attack to lower edges of rear ff. overall Good condition in protected complete dustwrapper (heavily tanned and with some minor loss to spine). contents are excellent. A.C. White. Bloemfontein (1949).
Author moved to Rhodesia early in the 20thC. He recounts a mix of tales concerning farming, hunting, politics (he was elected as a member of the Reform Party in the 1933 election).
£25.00
#19223 De Kock, Plewman. & Farrant, Jean. BUNDU BRIEFS. Green cloth boards. 70pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. eps tanned, generally VG+ condition in protected dustwrapper (no loss, chips, or tears, but spotted). an attractive copy. Rhodesiana 1958.
Signed by Author on half-title page. Charming drawings along with 70 of Author's articles as originally published in the Sunday Mail during the preceding five years.
£12.00
#19222 Gibbon, Geoffrey. PAGET OF RHODESIA. A Memoir Of Edward, 5th Bishop Of Mashonaland. Blue cloth boards. 172pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. a near Fine copy in VG+ protected dustwrapper (minor wear, small chip at top of front joint). a clean attractive copy. Africana Book Society. Johannesburg 1973 1st edition. ISBN 094997305X
Edward Paget came to South Africa after the first world war as Vicar of Benoni. He became Bishop of Southern Rhodesia in 1925, later retiring as Archbishop of Central Africa. A lifetime of service to christianity in Africa is chronicled by Canon Gibbon who served under him.
£20.00
#19227 Heald, Madeline. (Comp). DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH SOME EARLY RHODESIAN WOMEN 1897-1923. Printed blue wraps. illustrated b/w plates. 323pp 8vo. No inscriptions. preliminary ff show foxing but none thereafter, generally a clean VG copy in protective clear wrapper. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1979. ISBN 0869201980
Compiled for The National Historical Association of Rhodesia, Matabeleland Branch.
£15.00
#19416 Lessing, Doris. AFRICAN LAUGHTER. Four Visits to Zimbabwe. Brown cloth boards. 442pp illustrated maps. 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. edges tanned else a VG copy in protected dustwrapper (complete, but large repaired tear in middle of front) HarperCollins. 1992 1st edition. ISBN 9780002550192
Memory and reportage from author's Zimbabwe visits in 1982, 1988, 1989, & 1992. She was banned from Rhodesia & South Africa for 25 years for her opposition to apartheid and the then government of white Southern Rhodesia. Moving there from Persia with her parents, aged 5, in 1925, she lived on a farm. Moving to London in 1949 she published her first novel 'The Grass Is Singing' there in 1950 and is generally accepted as a British author. She is a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
£6.00
#19228 Paver, B.G. ZIMBABWE CAVALCADE. Rhodesia's Romance. Grey cloth boards. 164pp. illustrated b/w photos, drawings. 8vo. No inscriptions. G+ condition in protected dustwrapper (minor loss and wear only). a sound clean copy which if we cannot really grade it as 'VG' is still an attractive bookshelf item for most. CNA. South Africa 1950 1st edition.
Prehistory of Zimbabwe, early gold mining, etc. The author sets out to solve the mystery of who created the Zimbabwe ruins and the 2000 square miles of terracing and fortifications in the Inyanga area.
£10.00

EARLY AFRICAN TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION

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#19270 Barrington, George. AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE TO NEW SOUTH WALES. To Which Is Affixed A Detail Of His Life, Trials, Speeches, etc. etc. Enriched With Beautiful Colour'd Prints. Gilt & red on brown padded 'leather' boards. aeg. 472pp illustrated colour plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. an unmarked & unread Fine copy with original descriptive insert. Time-Life facsimile 1984 of the 1810 2nd edition (M. Jones). ISBN 0705415104
Barringtom was sentenced at the Old Bailey to transportation to New South Wales in 1790 for pickpocketing. Due to his action in holding off a mutiny on board the captain granted him privileges which included freedom to explore the ports of call en route, thus he comments upon Cape Town during their stay. Some half of the book is concerned with his travels around the Cape Colony. Controversy exists on what he actually did or did not write, with accusations of both plagiarism and of other titles written over his name being made. Certainly it must have been a long stay over at the Cape because he comments on travels in the area of the Great Fish River.
£20.00
#19232 Bradnum, Frederick. THE LONG WALKS. Journeys To The Sources Of The White Nile, Brown cloth boards. 271pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Ex library with stamp. removal of library paraphenalia has spoilt the map on front pastedown (note. map repeated on rear eps). Hence a good clean reading copy in dustwrapper (no major loss or tears but showing spine lable removal mark). Gollancz 1969 1st edition. ISBN 0575003340
Covers the 1857-1859 expedition of Burton & Speke, the 1860-1863 expedition of Speke & Grant, and the 1863-1865 expedition of the Bakers.
£5.00
#19264 Ewart, James. JAMES EWART'S JOURNAL. Covering His Stay At The Cape Of Good Hope (1811-1814) & His Part In The Expedition To Florida And New Orleans (1814-1815). Green leatherette boards. 137pp illustrated colour & b/w plates. 4to. Ownership inscription to half-title. eps tanned, VG+ condition in lesser protected dustwrapper (no major loss or tears but some internal repairs, rubbed & tanned, has lost that pristine look). Struik. Cape Town 1970.
No.488 of 1500. This is the personal narrative of a young Scottish officer who was on garrison duties with the 93rd Highland Regiment of Foot. He also accompanied his regiment to Florida where he took part in the British attempt to capture New Orleans. A keen observer his narrative of travels in the Cape is of particular interest as social commentary. Includes foldout colour reproduction of his water-colour of Cape Town in 1814. The folding illustration of the Mississipi River is also in colour but the other two illustrations included by the publisher are not in colour as stated on the dust jacket.
£20.00
#19417 Huxley, Elspeth. LIVINGSTONE AND HIS AFRICAN JOURNEYS. Green cloth boards. 224pp illustrated colour & b/w. 4to. No inscriptions. edges & eps foxed else a VG copy in protected price-clipped dustwrapper (faded to rear but no chips, loss, or tears). a very sound clean copy. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. London (1974) 1st edition. ISBN 0297765736
Livingstone, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, botanist, ethnologist, astronomer, and medical missionary, covered at least 30,000 miles and mapped about a million square miles of uncharted territory. Disappointed that he had not converted more africans to christianity, his pioneering work signalled the end of the slave trade as the British penetrated into the heart of Africa.
£15.00
#19234 Lloyd, B.W. (Ed). LIVINGSTONE 1873-1973. Buckram boards. A Fine copy in protected VG++dustwrapper (only the most minimal wear showing, no chips, tears, or loss). Struik. Cape Town 1977 1st edition. 086977026
Published on the centenary of Livingstone's death this contains 10 papers:
G. Owen Lloyd. The Livingstone legend.
Frank R. Bradlow. The variants of the 1857 edition of Livingstone's 'Missionary Travels And Researches In South Africa'.
Michael Gelfand. Livingstone the geographer & explorer.
Max Gluckman. "As Men Are Everywhere Else".
Quentin Keynes. Dr Livingstone's Monogram I presume?
Bridglal Pachai. Livingstones criteria of advancement with reference to the Malawi of today.
Norman Atkinson. Livingstone and education.
B.W. Lloyd. Livingstone's campaign to eradicate the african slave trade. A brief review of his efforts and their results.
J. Desmond Clark & Gervus Clay. David Livingstone: Chronology.
£12.00
#19298 Manser, Riaan. AROUND MADAGASCAR ON MY KAYAK. 345pp large-format softcover illustrated in colour. No inscriptions. a near-Fine copy. Jonathan Ball 2010. ISBN 9781868423682
Author, having previously ridden 37000k around the edge of Africa now kayaks 5000k around Madagascar in under a year.
£12.00
#19235 Owen, Richard. SAGA OF THE NIGER. Blue cloth boards. 188pp illustrated b/w 8vo. ff tanned else a good clean sound copy in protected dustwrapper (worn, minor loss at tail of spine only). Robert Hale. London 1961 1st edition.
Making the complete journey from the mouth of the Gambia to the mouth of the Niger author followed in the tracks of Mungo Park, Richard Lander, and other explorers of the region, making the 4000 mile journey with only basic resources and equipment.
£10.00
#19266 Severin, Timothy. THE AFRICAN ADVENTURE. Four Hundred Years Of Exploration In The 'Dangerous Continent'. Red cloth boards. 288pp illustrated colour & b/w. 4to. Ownership inscription ffep. slight lean, eps foxed, light general wear hence a conservative VG condition in protected dustwrapper (spine fading, some internal repairs, large chip top front edge but overall bright appearance). despite listed faults a sound clean copy of good appearance with excellent contents. E.P. Dutton. New York 1973 1st edition. ISBN 0525051104
An extensively illustrated review of the exploration of the African continent.
£14.00

MILITARY

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#19389 Alberts, Paul. (Comp). SOUTH AFRICAN MILITARY BUILDINGS PHOTOGRAPHED. An Historical Heritage. Printed boards. 125pp illustrated b/w 4to. Bookplate. a Fine unmarked copy in secured protective film. Gallery Press. Cape Town 1992. ISBN 09583255022
Excellent photographs of the many historical buildings of military interest scattered throughout South Africa. Hospitals, barracks, forts, gaols, blockhouses and more, not to mention the most famous of all - Cape Town Castle.
£49.00
#19409 Barnett, Correlli. THE BATTLE OF EL ALAMEIN. Decision In The Desert. Green cloth boards. 90pp illustrated b/w 8vo. Bookplate ffep. VG condition in VG reinforced & protected dustwrapper (light wear, no loss, chips, or tears). Macmillan. New York 1965.
A very readable account of this decisive battle.
£20.00
#19393 Barrell, George. (Chairman, Scribe). NEWSLETTER. The South African Military History Society. Bound one volume gilt on blue vynide boards. No inscriptions or bookplate. a few highlighted items else in Fine condition. January 1994 to December 2000. 77 monthly issues.
Generally each issue is a one-page copy, usually noting events of historical military interest at that date, a review of recent lectures given and notification of lectures for the month ahead at various main centres in South Africa. A full run.
£25.00
#19410 Birkby, Carel. UNCLE GEORGE. The Boer Boyhood, Letters And Battles Of Lieutenant-General George Edwin Brink. Green cloth boards. 282pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Bookplate. a Fine copy in protected d/w. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 1987 1st edition. ISBN 9781868501397
A biography and a study of his career and personality. Brink's account of Sidi-Rezegh when Rommel overwhelmed his 5th SA Infantry Brigade in 1941, and his secret report for the eyes of Montgomery is given.
£18.00
#19385 Bouwer, J.S. & Louw, M.N. THE SAAF AT WAR 1940-1984. A Pictorial Appraisal. Blue cloth boards. 220pp illustrated colour & b/w 4to. Bookplate on half-title page. a Fine unread copy in protected dustwrapper. Chris van Rensburg. Johannesburg 1989. ISBN 9780868460567
More than 750 photographs detail the SAAF involvement in war from the second world war, through the Korean war, and during the border wars.
Includes three additional items:
'Aircraft At War 100', exhibition catalogue December 2003.
Sunday Times 30-10-2005. Slipping. Roger Makings examines the furore over unprepared pupil pilots in the cockpits of SA's fighter planes.
'Preserve Our Aviation Heritage' folded bilingual fund-raiser poster for SAAF museum with message from R.F. Botha.
£85.00
#19397 Forty, George. AFRIKA KORPS AT WAR. 2. The Long Road Back. Red cloth boards. 128pp illustrated b/w 4to. Ex-library copy. bookplate ffep. a nice clean VG copy in protected dustwrapper (spine faded but no loss, chips, or tears). Ian Allen. 1978 1st edition. ISBN 07110088786
The desert war from the German perspective. Forced out of Cyrenacia, Rommel remained on the defensive preparing for an all-out offensive on Cairo & Alexandria. Surrender in May 1945 awaited them.
£15.00
#19391 Jacobson, Delle. (Ed). THE SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY. Navy News Vol.16 No.6 1975. 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition. Bound with various other items in blue vynide boards. Bookplate & owners annotation to ffep else binding and contents in Fine condition.
Also includes 'The South African Navy And African Renaissance, 23 October 1997' - another 75th anniversay publication, and a photocopy article on the loss of the 'President Kruger' in 1982.
£20.00
#19390 Keene, John (Ed). SOUTH AFRICA IN WORLD WAR II. A Pictorial History. 208pp illustrated b/w photos, drawings, maps. 4to. Bookplate ffep o/w a Fine copy in Fine protected dustwrapper. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1995. ISBN 0798133880
Includes original invitation to the book launch held at the National Museum of Military History. Published on the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the war.
£25.00
#19387 Klein, Harry. (Ed). SPRINGBOK RECORD. Printed yellow boards. 304pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate ffep. a VG+ copy in secured protective wrapper. excellent copy. South African Legion Of The British Empire Service League 1946.
Extensively illustrated this contemporary publication graphically illustrates the immediacy of the war and the involvement of South African forces in various theatres of war, particularly North Africa and Italy.
£22.00
#19353 MacDonald, Donald. HOW WE KEPT THE FLAG FLYING. The Story Of The Siege Of Ladysmith. Printed boards. 289pp illustrated b/w. tall small 8vo. No inscriptions. a near Fine copy. no dustwrapper. Covos Books 1999. Anglo-Boer War Centenary Series. Reprinted from the 1900 Ward Lock edition. Not a facsimile, but a compact reset edition. ISBN 9780620233422
Author was Australian, born in Melbourne in 1859. A war correspondent to the Argus during the Anglo-Boer war he wrote this account from personal experiences of surviving the siege within Ladysmith.
£20.00
#19402 Majdalany, Fred. THE BATTLE OF EL ALAMEIN. Red cloth boards. 164pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Bookplate. spine dulled, a Good clean copy in secured protective wrapper. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. London 1965 1st edition.
Reprinted many times by other publishers this is the definitive story of El Alamein, a bleak railway halt west of Alexandria in the Egyptian desert, where Rommel was forced back west. It was a turning point in the desert war for the British forces
£10.00
#19394 Mervis, Joel. SOUTH AFRICA IN WORLD WAR II. Printed wraps. 96pp illustrated b/w photos. 4to. Bookplate ffep. red underlining in Foreword hence VG+ condition only in secured protective wrapper. Times Media / The Executive. (1989).
Published on the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the war as a tribute to the bravery and determination of South Africa's armed forces in the war.
£10.00
#19411 M.O.T.H. FIFTY YEARS OF THE MEMORABLE ORDER OF TIN HATS 1927-1977. 76pp saddle stapled 4to softcover. Bookplate. VG+ condition. MOTH 1977.
Provides a listing and brief history of all then current Moth shellholes, dugouts, branches, etc. in Southern Africa.
£12.00
#19401 Payne, Captain S.H.C. SAS INKONKONI 1885-1985. Blue vynide boards. 175pp illustrated b/w 8vo. Bookplate ffep. a VG+ copy in protected d/w (a little marked but no chips, loss, or tears). SA Navy 1985.
The original Natal Naval Volunteers formed in 1885 became the SAS Inkonkoni and part of the Naval Volunteer Reserve. Author commanded SAS Inkonkoni from 1949 until 1969.
£25.00
#19386 Pitts, John. & Joyce, Peter. (Eds). THE STAR. SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945. The Drama Of The Times Recaptured From The Pages Of A South African Daily Newspaper. Grey cloth boards. 240pp illustrated large 4to. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unmarked copy in protected dustwrapper. Struik Cape Town & The Star Johannesburg 1989 1st edition. ISBN 9781868251452
This is a month by month story of the conflict told largely from the columns of The Star. Appendix lists South African military units in the campaigns and an index lists names, places, events. The volume commemorates the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of war.
£30.00
#19382 Reitz, Deneys. COMMANDO. A Boer Journal of the Boer War. Original orange cloth boards. 331pp 8vo. No inscriptions. spine faded hence G++, but a clean sound copy with four square corners. eps tanned o/w excellent clean contents. no dustwrapper. Faber. London 1929 1st edition 2nd impression.
The exciting story of what the Boer war meant to one participant in it. Colonel Reitz entered the war at age 17 and fought right through to the end, writing down these memoirs immediately after its conclusion. (the original autograph manuscript was on ruled exercise paper and is in the collection of the Brenthurst Library). Without a doubt the most gripping read of personal experience of the war. The first volume of Authors biograhical trilogy. Preface by J.C. Smuts.
£35.00
#19384 Reitz, Deneys. NO OUTSPAN. Original navy blue cloth boards. 288pp illustrated b/w photos. foldout maps at rear. Neat ownership inscription. G+ condition. no dustwrapper. Faber. London 1943 1st edition.
The third and final volume of the trilogy. This narrative commences after the Great War armistice and concludes during the late 1930s.
£10.00
#19383 Reitz, Deneys. TREKKING ON. Original blue cloth boards. 351pp 8vo. No inscriptions. spine faded and rubbed hence G++, but a clean sound copy with four square corners and excellent clean contents. no dustwrapper. Faber. London 1933 1st edition 3rd impression.
The second volume in Author's trilogy. Recounts his involvement in the German South West Africa campaign and in the main areas of the Great War. Preface by J.C. Smuts.
£30.00
#19415 Rosenthal, Eric. GENERAL DAN PIENAAR. His Life And His Battles. Rebound red vynide boards. 182pp illustrated. Bookplate. binding as new, contents tanned. Unie Volkspers 1943 2nd edition.
One of South Africa's ablest Generals in the second World War, he died in a plane crash in December 1942.
£15.00
#19400 Rosmarin, Ike. INSIDE STORY. Orange cloth boards. 124pp illustrated. Bookplate to half-title page. a Fine copy in protected d/w (spine fading but o/w unmarked). W.J. Flesch. Cape Town 1990 1st edition. ISBN 9780949989499
More than 10000 South Africans became prisoners of war at the fall of Tobruk in 1942. Telling his own story he also tells that of his fellow prisoners. Contains a full list of the prisoners "missing". His comments on Tobruk are also of note.
£15.00
#19396 SA National Museum Of Military History. (Ed. J.L. Keene). MUSEUM REVIEW. 6 issues bound one volume red vynide. Bookplate. binding & contents in Fine condition. Volume 2 Nos.1-6.
Contributed articles on military history and items in the museum collection:
No.1. The Northern Rifles, SA armoured cars of WW2, Focke-Wulf Fw 190, Jack Meaker, Messerschmitt Me 262, Italian POWs in SA, POW escape devices.
No.2. Dan Pienaar, German half-tracks, Operation Airthief, Johannesburg Mounted Rifles, SA Military Nursing Services insignia.
No.3. Edwin Swales VC, SA's WW2 bush warfare uniform, Joint Air Training Scheme, 24th Guards Brigade & 6th SA Armoured Division, SA Medical Corps in WW2, Krygsgevangene Koerante.
No.4. Donation of Bellairs family military awards and related histories.
No.5. Crusader Mark II (Cruiser Mark VI), Colie Martins en Bellevue Krygsgevangenekamp, Smatchet combat knife, 'n oorsig oor die daaglikse lewe van SA krygsgevangenes in kampe gedurende WW2, Scottish tradition in the SA Army, Kolonel Delville Linford.
No.6. The Sherman tank, the Crimean shield, service chevrons in the Union Defense Forces, SA WW1 load bearing equipment.
£65.00
#19398 Schmidt, H.W. WITH ROMMEL IN THE DESERT. 287pp illustrated paperback in original printed wraps. No inscriptions. G-VG condition in plastic slip-on protector. Albatross. Durban August 1950 2nd edition.
South-African born author was Aide-de-Camp to Rommel so this gives an unusual inside story of the events.
£40.00
#19412 Smedley-Williams, O. (Comp). (Eds. Helen Hansmeyer & Geo. R. Duxbury). TRIBUTE TO LIEUTENANT-GENERAL GEORGE EDWIN BRINK. Printed orange wraps. 35pp stapled 4to. Bookplate. VG condition, wraps dusty, contents unmarked. South African National War Museum. Johannesburg 27 Sept 1973.
A biographical tribute.... On The Occasion Of The Official Naming Of The Geo. E. Brink Hall And The Opening Of The Geo. E. Brink Exhibition At The S.A. National War Museum By The Hon. Minister Of National Education And Of Social Welfare And Pensions On 29 September 1973.
£12.00
#19413 South African Museum Of Military History. SPRINGBOK RECORD / REKORD. An Exhibition Commemorating Seventy Five Years Of The History Of The South African Defence Force. Printed green wraps. 21pp x 2 bilingual illustrated b/w oblong 4to. Bookplate. wraps rubbed else VG condition. SA Museum of Military History. Johannesburg 1987. ISBN 0620117052
A brief overview of South Africa's military history as exhibition souvenir.
£15.00
#19395 The SA Naval Heritage Society. NAVAL DIGEST. Journal of ... First 4 issues bound 1 volume brown vynide, 3 issues loose. Binding & contents as new. Issues No.1 June 1999, No.2 November 1999, No.3 June 2000, No.4 November 2000. isbn 9771561906000 9761561906094 ISBN 9771561906001
Contents are:
No.1. HMSAS Natal (sunk German U-boat 4 hours after leaving the builder's yard in 1945). 37pp.
No.2. Voortrekker (famous 50-foot ocean racer). 38pp.
No.3. HMSAS Parktown (last ship out of Tobruk 1942). 24pp.
No.4. The four Proteas (anti-submarine and hydrographic survey ships). 30pp.
No.5. South Africans In The Royal Navy. 32pp.
No.6. SAS Pietermaritzburg. 31pp.
No.7. Commodore R.P. Dryden Dymond. 30pp.
£78.00
#19331 Todd, Pamela. & Fordham, David. PRIVATE TUCKER'S BOER WAR DIARY. The Transvaal War Of 1899, 1900, 1901 & 1902 With The Natal Field Forces. Black cloth boards. 192pp 4to. No inscriptions. VG-F condition in dustwrapper (light wear only, no chips. loss, or tears. upper part of spine fading). Elm Tree Books. London 1980 1st edition. ISBN 0241102723
A day to day view of the happenings in the eyes of a frontline soldier. Born in 1875, Tucker was 24 when he arrived in South Africa. He survived the war but little is known about him. His diary entries are supplemented with photographs and text. The diary, written in ink and pencil in an account book, is reproduced in full without editing.
£15.00
#19392 Unknown. A SHORT HISTORY OF WYNBERG MILITARY BASE 1795-1988. 16pp photocopy bound blue vynide boards A4 format. Bookplate else Fine condition. nd. np. c.1988.
Covers the camp itself, the Wynberg Officer's Club, & the Military Hospitals.
£20.00
#19408 Uys, Ian. S. FOR VALOUR. The History Of Southern Africa's Victoria Cross Heroes. White cloth boards. 398pp illustrated b/w photos. addendum & corrigendum slip. 8vo. Bookplate ffep. some shelfwear hence VG or slightly better in protected VG d/w (worn, not pristine, but no major loss or tears). Ian S. Uys. Johannesburg 1973. ISBN 0620008229
Signed by Author on title page, 25.8.06. The story surrounding every Victoria Cross is told, not only for those serving in South African units but also for those who served in other Commonwealth forces. Additionally describes the campaigns in which the awards were won, and the later lives of the recipients detailed. Various appendices.
£35.00
#19404 Uys, Ian. CROSS OF HONOUR. Sea blue cloth boards. 196pp illustrated 8vo. A Fine unread copy in protected dustwrapper. Ian Uys 1992 1st edition. ISBN 9780958317320
Signed by Author on title page (25.8.06). also includes the original bookmark with addendum. Over 300 stories of bravery behind the awards of 'Honoris Crux' and other decorations are told here, covering actions by the security forces & particularly those of the border war but also including naval awards.
£55.00
#19406 Uys, Ian. DELVILLE WOOD. Terracotta cloth boards. 298pp illustrated b/w 8vo. Bookplate to half-title page. a Fine unread copy in protected dustwrapper. Uys Publishers. Johannesburg 1983 1st edition. ISBN 0620066113
Signed by Author on title page (25.8.06). Delville Wood, perhaps the most remembered battle of the Great War signifying its utter futility. Almost 3000 South Africans died in 6 days of the most bitter fighting known defending a wood against the elite of the German army. Roll of Honour.
£40.00
#19405 Uys, Ian. LONGUEVAL. Printed wraps. 62pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate. A Fine copy in secured protected wrapper. Uys Publishers 1963 1st edition. ISBN 0620095326
Signed by Author on title page (25.8.06). The German held village outside of Dellville Wood has its own story from the other side of the conflict. Ian Uys has researched the German histories to compile this story.
£40.00
#19407 Uys, Ian. ROLLCALL. The Delville Wood Story. Ochre cloth boards. 302pp illustrated b/w 8vo. Bookplate to half-title page. a Fine unread copy in protected dustwrapper (spine fading else also Fine condition). Uys Publishers. Johannesburg 1991 1st edition. ISBN 9780958317313
Signed by Author on title page (20.8.91). Author's third book on the battle of Delville Wood. Extensive appendices include full rollcall. With 10 years of research behind him, author's computer analysis of records has produced more reliable statistics than hitherto available.
£40.00
#19403 Uys, Ian. SOUTH AFRICAN MILITARY WHO'S WHO 1452-1992. Plum cloth boards. 312pp 8vo. A Fine unread & unmarked copy in protected dustwrapper. Fortress. Germiston 1992 1st edition. ISBN 9780958317337
Signed by Author on title page (6.6.05). Biographical entries from Acourt to Zwide provide over 1300 ready references to those involved in South Africa's tempestuous past. Extends beyond the confines of the title to include early Portuguese explorers, explorers, missionaries, hunters, voortrekkers, tribesman, & redcoats, all who fought in South Africa in some way.
£40.00

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#19359 Dennis, Nigel. WHERE TO WATCH GAME IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. 48pp glossy softcover. Bookplate else Fine condition. Sunbird publishing 2000. ISBN 9780624038856
With 11 detailed maps, colour photographs, best viewing spots, photographic tips.
£20.00
#19293 Swan, Gerhard., Botes, Pieter., & Smit, Dirk. HUNTING AFRICA. A Practical Guide. 350pp large softcover illustrated colour. No inscriptions. a Fine as-new copy. Sunbird Publishers. Cape Town 2007 3rd edition. oddly, often listed as isbn 9781919938702 . This edition is the latest with the tree picture (buffalo inset) on the front and as later issued under the Jonathan Ball imprint. ISBN 9781919938707
The standard reference work on hunting in Africa. a comprehensive resource on game, hardware, techniques, and all the information necessary to bag your game.
£50.00
#19418 Wolhuter, Harry. MEMORIES OF A GAME RANGER. Gilt dec. green cloth boards. 313pp + index. portrait frontis. illustrated textual line drawings, plates. Bookplate to half-title page. a VG copy in protected dustwrapper (internally reinforced but no major loss or tears). an attractive copy. Wildlife Protection and Conservation Society of South Africa. Johannesburg 1948 1st edition.
Profusely illustrated and edited by C.T. Astley-Maberly. A great tale of life in the lowveld and early days of the Kruger Park. Author fought a lion single-handed which he despatched with his sheath knife whilst being carried off by the lion for a meal. Forty-four years of service as a ranger with the KNP provided the author with many exciting stories to tell, and this is truly one of the great reads of the period.
£60.00

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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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