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Catalogue of books about Africa Q240 16th June 2016

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INDEX

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EASTERN CAPE

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#24665 Burton, A.W. SPARKS FROM THE BORDER ANVIL. A Record Of Remarkable And Inspiring Events And Of Progressive Enterprise On The Long-Contested Cape Frontier, Now The Border Districts Of The Cape Province. Red cloth boards. 293pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. No inscription. edges spotted. G-VG condition in Good only dustwrapper (very thin paper used thus as usual worn, tanned, marked, loss to front lower corner). Provincial. King Williams Town. 1st imp 1950.
With 85 illustrations. Tales of pioneers in the areas east of the Great Fish River. Much on witchcraft, Nongqawuse and the great cattle killing of 1856, a chapter on a voyage to the border area in 1862 by Thomas Daines on the Union Line R.M.S. Dane. An interesting informal survey of the history and events in the border area.
£15.00
#24659 Campbell, Colin Turing. BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA. A History Of The Colony Of The Cape Of Good Hope ... Gilt on green cloth boards. frontis map. 222pp 8vo. Inscription to half-title page. boards spotty, one typed genealogy of the Hartley family tipped in. spine lean, rear board shaken with hinge split 75% to netting. still fairly sound and attractive but the coloured fold-out map which sits after the contents page is missing (as often). John Haddon & Co. London / Juta Cape Town, 1897, 1st edition.
... " From Its Conquest 1795 To The Settlement Of Albany By The British Emmigration Of 1819 [A.D. 1795--A.D. 1825] With Notices Of Some Of The Settlers Of 1820. With Map Of The Zuurveld Divided Into Locations". Contains numerous appendices, including listing of settlers elected to the Cape Parliament, Earl of Bathurst's Despatch No.280, List of the settlers by ship, General Campbell's settlers, some settler correspondence, brief biographies of some of the settlers.
£60.00
#24642 Flemming, Leonard. THE CALL OF THE VELD Blue cloth boards. 255pp illustrated 8vo. Owners signature. boards faded and marked. a good sound reading copy. London. Hutchinson & Co 1924 2nd edition.
Famous autobiography centred around author's Eastern Cape farming in the early 20thC.
£10.00
#24877 Leigh, Ramon Lewis. (Ed). THE CITY OF PORT ELIZABETH. A Volume Issued On The Occasion Of The First Hundred Years Of The Port Elizabeth Chamber Of Commerce Inc. Gilt on red vynide boards. 628pp illustrated large 4to. Small ownership label front pastedown. eps foxed, slight lean, else a VG copy. Felstar. Johannesburg 1966.
"From A Border Garrison Town To A Modern Commercial And Industrial City". Naturally featuring coverage of all of the Chamber's members, there are interesting historical sections. "Port Elizabeth In 1820" by E.K. Lorimer, and "100 Years Of Commerce" by Eira Parker. Covers also such areas as municipal services, PE as South Africa's third largest port, & PE as a major manufacturing centre in the automotive industry. There are many entries showing contemporary vehicle and component manufacturing plants.
£25.00
#24703 Redgrave, J.J. PORT ELIZABETH IN BYGONE DAYS. With Illustrations, Maps And Plans. Grey cloth boards. 547pp illustrated b/w plates, foldout maps. indexed. 8vo. 4 square corners. top edge dusty else VG+ condition in dustwrapper (tatty but has kept book proper clean). The Rustica Press, 1947,1st edition.
Signed, & inscribed thus: "With the author's best wishes, Port Elizabeth 8th june 1965". One of few in-depth histories available on this historic city. Contains an interesting chapter on the Kimberley diamond rush - as a result of Port Elizabeth being the main port of entry to the interior at that time - the resulting trade reviving the flagging fortunes of the whole Cape Colony, and Port Elizabeth in particular.
£60.00
#24735 Stirk, Doris. (Comp). (Ed. J.M. Berning). SOUTHWELL SETTLERS. Theopolis Mission Station, The Arrival Of The Settlers, Founders Of Southwell, Frontier Wars, Erection Of St James' Church, Farms Of The District, Public Bodies Of Southwell, Genealogical Tables. Printed ochre wraps. 121pp illustrated photos, drawings, maps. 8vo. Excellent unread copy. VG++ condition. Cape Town, nd
Copy No. 401. Signed by author as always.
£30.00
#24730 Thompson, Molly D'Arcy. CALL THE WIND. Ochre cloth boards. 101pp illustrated small 4to. No inscription. a VG copy in lesser dustwrapper (wear to edges, head & tail of spine, but no major loss or tears). David Philip. Cape Town 1972 1st edition. isbn 0949968048
Charmingly illustrated by Author this is a personal view of the remote Eastern Cape and its Xhosa, Zulu, Pondo, Thembu, & Bhaca inhabitants. Drawings and sketches seen with the mind's eye to remind travellers of the groups of women with swinging ochre skirts and a thousand other fleeting impressions as they rush past. Excellent accompanying text.
£20.00
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NATAL & ZULULAND

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#25031 Guy, Jeff. THE VIEW ACROSS THE RIVER. Harriet Colenso And The Zulu Struggle Against Imperialism. 498pp illustrated softcover 8vo. Fine condition. University Press of Virginia / James Currey / David Philip 2001. isbn 9780852557914
Signed by Author Oct 2001, Durban. Shows how, after its conquest, the Zulu kingdom was destroyed by imperial policies of divide and rule. Part biography of the elder daughter of Bishop Colenso, Harriette Emily Colenso, this follows on from Author's earlier works and demonstrates that the military conquest of the Zulus was not in fact the end of the story.
£30.00
#24744 Miller, Yvonne & Stone, Barbara. DEAR OLD DURBAN. Colour printed wraps. 80pp illustrated large 8vo. A clean sound copy. wraps tanned around edges, contents excellent. overall G++ condition. Yvonne Miller. 1985 3rd impression of original 1st edition. isbn 0620091398
Copy No. 558 (then of 750). Gift inscription from Barbara Stone (author). Possibly one later print run for Nos.751-1000 which impression seems to have saved costs by use of a black and white cover photograph. Durban in the years from 1910 to 1933 illustrated using nearly 50 postcards from the Author's collection.
£30.00
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GENERAL AFRICANA(HISTORY, UNCLASSIFIED)

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#24649 De Kok, K.J. EMPIRES OF THE VELD. Fragments Of Unwritten History Of The Two Late Boer Republics, With Other Papers For The Most Part Descriptive Of The Life And Character Of The People. Red cloth boards. 208pp small 8vo. No inscription. eps tanned else VG condition. Durban. Juta 1904 1st edition.
Not an academic serial version of history but compiled by an interested author who lived and travelled in these areas in the second half of the 19thC.
£40.00
#24817 Hallett, Robin. AFRICA SINCE 1875. Vol.2. A Modern History. 807pp softcover. Bookshop stamp ffep else a G-VG copy. Heinemann. London 1980 reprint. isbn 0435945157
The second volume of a two-volume history reprinted from the University of Michigan History Of The Modern World.
£15.00
#24765 Hillegas, Howard C. OOM PAUL'S PEOPLE. A Narrative Of The British-Boer Troubles In South Africa, With A History Of The Boers, The Country, And Its Institutions. Pictorial green cloth boards. 308pp illustrated 8vo. Spine worn, soiled. a good reading copy only. D. Appleton. New York 1900.
With an 1899 copyright notice the book would have been written before the start of the Boer War. American author visited South Africa, notes in respect of the alleged grievances of the Uitlanders that he wished "… there were more justice and less venom in the grievances" and that "… a mere enumeration of them would necessitate a separate volume".
£15.00
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ANTHROPOLOGY (INCLUDING AFRICAN RELIGION, MYTH & LEGEND)

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#24724 Broster, Joan A. THE TEMBU. Their Beadwork, Songs And Dances. Orange cloth boards. 118pp illustrated 4to. Neat gift inscription on 'Author's Note' page, ink price to ffep. prelims foxed else a really nice copy in dustwrapper (foxed inside, minor wear & spine fading, no major loss or tears). overall VG condition. Purnell. Cape Town 1976. isbn 0360003095
The Tembu, a branch of the Xhosa-speaking people in Southern Africa, live in the uplands of the western Transkei. They have evolved a culture which allows each individual to play an independent role in their tribal society. The author lived among the Tembu and was well qualified to write this account of their art, customs, songs, dances and ceremonies in the face of sweeping westernisation - which 40 years later has advanced even further.
£35.00
#25007 Saul, John S. (Ed). A DIFFICULT ROAD: The Transition To Socialism In Mozambique. 420pp paperback. Owners signature ffep. VG condition. Monthly Review Press (1985). isbn 0853455929
Contributions by John Saul, Judith Marshall, Helena Dolny, Peter Sketchley, Barry Pinsky, Carol Barker, & Stephanie Urdang.
£15.00
#24286 Schapera, I. (Ed). THE BANTU-SPEAKING TRIBES OF SOUTH AFRICA. An Ethnographical Survey. Sympathetically rebound original style gilt title on red cloth boards with new eps. 453pp illustrated 8vo. Externally as new. tanning & spotting throughout, plates relatively free, a sound clean copy. Routledge 1937 1st edition.
Edited for the (South African) Inter-University Committee For African Studies. The contributed articles are: Raymond Dart. Racial Origins. A.J.H. Goodwin, Habitat. N.J. van Warmelo, Grouping & Ethnic History. Winifred Hoernle, Social Organisation. Eileen Jensen Krige, Individual Development. G.P. Lestrade, Domestic & Communal Life. I. Schapera, Work & Wealth. I. Schapera, Political Institutions. I. Schapera, Law & Justice. Winifred Hoernle, Magic & Medicine. W.M. Eiselen, Religious Beliefs & Practices. Percival R. Kirby, The Musical Practices Of The Native Races Of South Africa. G.P. Lestrade, Traditional Literature. Clement M. Doke, Language. J.S. Marais, The Imposition & Nature Of European Control. I. Schapera, Cultural Changes In Tribal Life. Monica Hunter, The Bantu On European-Owned Farms. Ellen Hellman, The Native In The Town.
£48.00
#25006 Thompson, Leonard. (Ed). AFRICAN SOCIETIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Historical Studies. 336pp softcover. Owners signature ffep. a VG copy. Heinemann 1978 rpt. isbn 0435948032
Leonard Thompson, The Forgotten Factor In Southern African History. D.W. Phillipson, Early Iron-Using Peoples Of Southern Africa. Brian Fagan, The Later Iron Age In South Africa. Martin Legassick, The Sotho-Tswana Peoples Before 1800. Monica Wilson, Changes In Social Structure In Southern Africa: The Relevance Of Kinship Studies To The Historian. Shula Marks, The Traditions Of The Natal 'Nguni': A Second Look At The Work Of A.T. Bryant. Gerrit Harinck, Interaction Between Xhosa And Khoi: Emphasis On The Period 1620-1750. Alan Smith, The Trade Of Delagoa Bay As A Factor In Nguni Politics. William Lye, The Distribution Of The Sotho Peoples After The Difaqane. John Omer-Cooper, Aspects Of Political Change In The Nineteenth-Century Mfecane. David Hammond-Tooke, The 'Other Side' Of Frontier History: A Model Of Cape Nguni Political Progress. Richard Brown, The External Relations Of The Ndebele Kingdom In The Prepartition Era. Anthony Atmore, The Passing Of Sotho Independence. & Colin Webb, Great Britain And The Zulu People 1879-87.
£15.00
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ARTS & CRAFT

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#24921 Herholdt, A. H., Nesbit, G.H.H., & Steenkamp, H.E. EIGHT BEAUTIFUL GOTHIC REVIVAL CHURCHES OF PORT ELIZABETH. Printed wraps. 192pp illustrated A4 paperback. No inscription. wraps rubbed esp. rear, some dark spots on spine and crease to top corner of rear wrap, hence G-VG only. Ad Hoc. Port Elizabeth 1994. isbn 0869885480
Covers the following churches: Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hill Presbyterian Church, St Augustine's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church, Pearson Street Congregational Church, Holy Rosary Convent Chapel, St John's Methodist Church, St Cuthbert's Gray Memorial Church. Individual chapters on architecture, furniture, organs, bells, and stained glass.
£20.00
#24719 Johannesburg Art Gallery (Ed. Elizabeth Dell). EVOCATIONS OF THE CHILD. Fertility Figures Of The Southern African Region. Catalogue of an exhibition. approx 220pp. large 4to. A Fine copy. Johannesburg Art Gallery / Human & Rousseau 1998. isbn 9780798138307
Extensively illustrated. Includes over 20 individual articles by specialists.
£30.00
#24713 Levinsohn, Rhoda. (Ed. Barbara La Vine). ART AND CRAFT OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Treasures In Transition. Green cloth boards. 144pp illustrated 4to. No inscription. overall a near Fine copy in attractive VG+ dustwrapper (spine faded but no chips, loss, or tears). Donker / Delta Books. Craighall 1984 1st edition. isbn 0908387342
Looks at the craft traditions of Southern Africa, particularly noting the effect of modern techniques and materials upon their design and manufacture. Homes, basketry, pottery, dress and ornament, beadwork, and mural decorations within Zulu, Basotho, Ndebele cultures, drawn from KwaZulu, KwaNdebele, Botswana, & Lesotho.
£25.00
#24910 St. Leger, S.E. WAR SKETCHES IN COLOUR BY CAPTAIN S.E. ST LEGER. Red, yellow, & gilt decorated blue cloth boards. teg. 274pp illustrated colour & monochrome plates, line sketches in the text. 8vo. No inscription. eps tanned and minor foxing here and there throughout. all illustrations with tissue guards present. cloth lifting at rear adjacent to spine, worn at head and tail of spine. overall G-VG condition, but still retains a bright attractiveness. A&C. Black. London November 1903 1st edition.
Colonel Stratford St Leger served with Colonel Alderson's Mounted Infantry, and the 66 full-page illustrations alone are 66 reasons to own this book. The majority feature horses, and many of the sketches were published in the 'Black & White' weekly. His text deals with events from the siege and relief of Kimberley, Sanna's Post, Klipriversberg. A chapter relates 'Life on commando' as related to the author by an anonymous burgher.
£60.00
#24605 Strauss, Pamela. (Photos. Author & John Curtis). AFRICA STYLE IN SOUTH AFRICA. Pondokkies, Khayas And Castles. Terracotta paper-covered boards. 176pp illustrated 4to. No inscription. light wear, near VG in lesser dustwrapper (rather rubbed and soiled to the rear, no chips, loss, or tears). Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg, 1994, 1st edition. isbn 9781868420216
A survey of architectural styles in South Africa from the most modest constructions to the more ambitious. Concentrates rather on the unusual and eschews the modern nouveau riche for more individualistic interpretations of the South African soul.
£15.00
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BIOGRAPHY (RELATING MAINLY TO THE ZULU & BOER WARS)

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#24899 Burnham, Frederick Russell. (Ed. Mary Nixon Everett). SCOUTING ON TWO CONTINENTS. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 370pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. sello remains to pastedowns. spine dulled, ff lightly tanned. else a clean sound copy in overall G-VG condition, no dustwrapper. Doubleday Doran. New York 1928.
Includes chapters on his Boer War experiences including experiences at Paardeberg, Modder River, Pietersburg, Brakpan, and Sanna's Post where he was taken prisoner (and subsequently escaped).
£70.00
#24919 Clarke, Sonia INVASION OF ZULULAND 1879. Anglo-Zulu War Experiences Of Arthur Harness; John Jervis, 4th Viscount St Vincent; And Sir Henry Bulwer. Red and gilt title on green cloth boards. 295pp illustrated 8vo. Foredge shows some spotting as does title page (one faint spot only), hence VG+ in VG dustwrapper (worn lower edge, repair to top edge rear next to spine). the book per se is well above average. The Brenthurst Press, 1979. Limited edition of 1000 copies total. 850 copies were bound in cloth ( 'trade copies' thus), but were not numbered. isbn 0909079102
Three views of the war. Arthur Harness, a lieutenant-colonel in the Royal Artillery describes the war in letters to his family. Attempting to return to Isandhlwana with his guns to avert defeat he was thwarted by superior orders. John Jervis, 4th Viscount St Vincent, a cavalry officer attached to the 17th Lancers, kept a diary subsequent to the disaster at Isandhlwana and describes not only the critical role of horses but also the many scares and false-alarms suffered in Zululand. Sir Henry Bulwer, lieutenant-governor of Natal, wrote letters to a brother and shows the frustrations of a colonial administrator during a war. He forcast with accuracy the troubles that would later befall southern Africa. Foreword by H.F. Oppenheimer.
£80.00
#24909 Gon, Philip. SEND CARRINGTON! The Story Of An Imperial Frontiersman. Pale blue cloth boards. 135pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. Overall a near VG copy in G+ dustwrapper (spine faded, rubbed, general wear but no loss or tears). AD. Donker. Craighall 1984 1st edition. isbn 0868520179
Covers campaigns in the Eastern Cape, Basutoland (the Gun War), Bechuanaland, and the Rhodesian Field Force. Carrington combined the qualities of a frontiersman with an informal outlook on military convention thus becoming a popular leader of irregular horse. His story is a chronicle of a quarter-century of the small wars that eliminated black independence south of the Zambesi. Service in the Boer War was less kind to his reputation.
£30.00
#24844 Harris David. PIONEER, SOLDIER AND POLITICIAN. Summarised Memoirs Of Colonel Sir David Harris. Black cloth boards. 305pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. edges tanned, boards spotted, worn. front hinge showing to canvas. contents foxed & tanned. a clean reading copy. Central News Agency. South Africa nd. c.1930.
Author was a cousin of Barney Barnato. His story covers both mining and the events of the times including the early Frontier Wars and the Boer War (siege of Kimberley). Much to say about many other famous contemporaries.
£20.00
#24864 Johnston, R.E. ULUNDI TO DELVILLE WOOD. The Life Story of Major-General Sir Henry Timson Lukin. Chevalier Legion d'Honneur, Order of the Nile. Black titles on red cloth boards. 232pp. illustrated 8vo. No inscription. 4 square corners. sello remnants to pastedown, eps tanned. boards very bright and attractive, contents excellent. at least VG condition in dustwrapper (spine well tanned, sello remnants to fold-ins, worn at head of spine else no chips, loss, or tears). Maskew Miller, Limited, Cape Town, nd.
Newspaper cuttings from Cape Argus 1972 & 1973 relating to the commemoration of Delville Wood included loose.
£30.00
#24903 Marlowe, John CECIL RHODES. The Anatomy Of Empire. Plum cloth boards. 304pp 8vo. No inscription. edges spotted else a tight & sound VG copy in G+ dustwrapper (spine faded, rubbed especially rear, price-clipped, general wear but no major chips, tears, or loss). contents unmarked. Elek. London 1972. stated 1st edition. isbn 0236154494
This book is a study of British imperialism during the last three decades of the nineteenth century as illustrated by the career of Cecil Rhodes. Not intended as a definitive biography of Rhodes, he nevertheless features prominently as the book's central character.
£20.00
#24618 McKenzie, Gordon. (Illus Barbara Woollatt). DELAYED ACTION. Being Something Of The Life And Times Of The Late Brigadier General, Sir Duncan McKenzie. Green cloth boards. 412pp illustrated plates, folding genealogy chart. typed manuscript appearance. square 8vo. No inscription. 4 square corners. taped-in note re the book. eps tanned and show sello remains, else VG condition in dustwrapper (sello remains to fold-ins, minor wear to some edges else clean with no chips, loss, or tears). (Dargle 1967).
The parents of Duncan MacKenzie arrived in the "Unicorn" in 1850 as Byrne Settlers at Port Natal (Durban). Duncan was born in 1859 and died in 1932. He took part in the Boer War, the Zulu Rebellion, and also served in German South West Africa. His memoirs are of great interest on these accounts. Mostly prepared from biographee's own notes.
£200.00
#24826 Philips, Lionel. SOME REMINISCENCES. Original blue cloth boards. 296pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. spine darkened, eps tanned, foxing here and there throughout. a Good sound copy. Hutchinson. London (1924).
Lionel Phillips arrived in South Africa in 1875, making and losing his first fortune in Kimberley. This is very much a personal autobiography but provides insights to the Jameson Raid and other events up to the First World War
£40.00
#24846 Roberts, Brian CHURCHILLS IN AFRICA. Green cloth boards. 370pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. some spine lean, a G-VG copy in VG dustwrapper (bright & shiny, no chips, loss, or tears). Hanish Hamilton. London 1970. isbn 024101901X
Includes postcard 'Sir Winston Spencer Churchill, His Orders, Decorations & Medals'. loose newspaper clipping from the Cape Argus 20/3/72 concerning letter written by the author concerning the issue of who actually captured Churchill from the wrecked armoured train Nov 15 1899. Also some pages from Sunday Times Colour Magazine Feb 10 1974 with extensive article about Lady Sarah Churchill and her role in the Boer War. This book examines Lord Randolph Churchill's expedition to Mashonaland, Winston Churchill's role in the Boer War, and Lady Sarah Wilson's escapades as 'the heroine of Mafeking' and as a spy are examined in the context of the family.
£18.00
#24849 Vindex. CECIL RHODES. HIS POLITICAL LIFE AND SPEECHES 1881-1900. Gilt dec. maroon cloth boards. 864pp. illustrated frontis photo and folding map at rear. 8vo. Ex-library 'Cape Argus' with library stamps, blank label affixed to front pastedown. shows lable removal from lower spine. edges & eps heavily tanned, else a sound and still attractive copy. Chapman and Hall Limited. London 1900.
The speeches are reproduced in full. Various appendices.
£90.00
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FICTION AND CREATIVE WRITINGS

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#24648 Blackburn, Douglas. PRINSLOO OF PRINSLOOSDORP A Tale Of Transvaal Officialdom … White cloth boards with dark backstrip. forewords & glossary + 134pp 12mo. Mild foxing to boards and interior else VG condition in Good dustwrapper (various marks to front and spine, no major loss or tears). South African Universities Press. Africana Series. Cape Town 1978. Facsimile of Alston Rivers 1908 edition. isbn 0949985066
"… Being Incidents In The Life Of A Transvaal Official As Told By His Son-In-Law Sarel Erasmus, Late Public Prosecutor Of Prinsloodorp, Market-Master Of Kaalkop, Small-Pox Tax Collector Of Schoonspruit, Etc". A humourous look at the rural Boer, anticipating the writings of Herman Charles Bosman in style and concept. The best of several editions produced over the years, very pretty with coloured facsmile title page. Includes publishers introductory letter.
£8.00
#24764 Munnik, G.G. MAJOR GREVILLE V.C. A Tale Of The Boer War. Blue cloth boards. 317pp illustrated maps. 8vo. Boards spotted, ff tanned, a Good sound copy only. no dustwrapper. Maskew Miller / Sampson Low. c.1911.
A fictional tale weaved around a real life person that actually came true as he, Major Greville, obtained the VC.
£25.00
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LESOTHO - BASUTOLAND

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#24788 Becker, Peter. HILL OF DESTINY. The Life And Times Of Moshesh, Founder Of The Basotho. Tan cloth boards. illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. top edge spotted & minor foxing to eps hence a VG+ copy in matching dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears. crinkled lamination to rear). a much above average copy. Longman. 1969 1st edition. isbn 0582100224
A biography of the great Moshesh, founder and potentate of the Basotho nation of Southern Africa. Peace-loving, he lived in violent times coming into prominence during the Difaqane. Fleeing the bloodthirsty armies of the female conqueror Mantatisi, Moshesh and his followers found sanctuary on the flat-topped hill Thaba Bosiu. The Basotho nation was forged there as he succesfully defended it against tribal armies, Boer and British alike.
£15.00
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MINING & ALLIED.

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#24678 Smalberger, John M. ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COPPER MINING IN NAMAQUALAND. Terracotta cloth boards. 152pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. shelfwear & edges tanned, contents excellent, thus VG in G+ dustwrapper (spine faded, general wear but no tears or loss). Struik, 1975, 1st edition. isbn 0869770438
A history of Namaqualand and its mines from 1600 to contemporary times. Early prospecting expeditions, the copper boom of the 1850s, the social effects of this upon the indigent population, all these and other aspects are examined in a well-researched story.
£10.00
#24707 Taylor, William P. AFRICAN TREASURES. Sixty Years Among Diamonds And Gold. Original gilt on green cloth boards. 288pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate, ownership inscription and stamps. frontis and first plate loose. boards still attractive, edges spotted and ff tanned. overall a G+ copy. no dustwrapper. London. John Long 1932 1st edition.
An informal earlier history of the beginning of mining in South Africa.
£40.00
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MISCELLANEOUS AFRICANA (NOT CATALOGUEABLE UNDER USUAL HEADINGS).

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#25072 Fitzpatrick, Sir Percy. (Illus Edmund Caldwell). JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD. Chocolate cloth boards. 474pp illustrated 8vo. slipcase. No inscription. a Fine unmarked copy in slipcase. Natural History Books. Johannesburg (1988). facsimile of the 1907 edition. isbn 9780620124089
Copy No. 362 of 5000. Introduction by Andrew Duminy, list of Subscribers, new frontis.
£60.00
#24758 Illustrated London News. THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. July - September 1900. Bound quarter leather over green cloth boards. Folio. Sound but unattractive. the issues per se are excellent. Illustrated London News 1900.
From Jul. 7 1900, No. 3194 Vol. CXVII to Sep. 29 1900, No. 3206 Vol. CXVII.
£50.00
#24757 Illustrated London News. THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. January - March 1900. Bound quarter leather over green cloth boards. Folio. Sound but unattractive. 4.5cm loss to head of spine. the issues per se are excellent. Illustrated London News 1900.
From Jan. 6 1900, No. 3168 Vol. CXVI to Mar 31 1900, No. 3180 Vol. CXVI.
£50.00
#25011 Reader's Digest. AFRIKAANS-ENGELSE WOORDEBOEK. ENGLISH-AFRIKAANS DICTIONARY. Printed blue boards. 1344pp large 4to. Bookplate ffep. VG condition in see-through secured protective wrap. an attractive sound copy. Cape Town 1987. isbn 0947008365
With extensive explanations this is a very complete dictionary.
£50.00
#24902 Rosenthal, Eric. THEY WALK IN THE NIGHT. True South African Ghost Stories And Tales Of The Supernormal. Black cloth boards. 208pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. eps heavily tanned else a G+ copy. no dustwrapper. George Allen & Unwin. London c.1949.
A wide selection of local ghost stories including the Flying Dutchman, ghosts at the Castle in Cape Town, the Tokolosh, and many more.
£15.00
#24737 Taljaard, M.S. A GLIMPSE OF SOUTH AFRICA. Blue cloth boards. 226pp illustrated small 4to. No inscription. VG condition in tatty dustwrapper with tears and loss. University Publishers & Bookseller. Stellenbosch 1949.
Not, as may be imagined, a tourist-view compilation but a geomorphological view presented as a series of nine journeys through the land.
£10.00
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MISSIONARY TRAVEL AND ENDEAVOURS

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#24819 Champion, George. (Ed. Alan R. Booth). JOURNAL OF THE REV. GEORGE CHAMPION. American Missionary In Zululand 1835-1839 Green cloth boards. 120pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. eps tanned. mild shelfwear, else a nice clean VG copy. no dustwrapper. C. Struik. Cape Town 1967 1st edition.
George Champion was one of a party dispatched by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (in 1834?) to start a mission near Port Natal, the party arriving in Cape Town on 6th February 1835. They were instructed to keep a daily journal for submission to the Board. Delayed by act of war they only arrived in Port Natal on 21st December. Champion's diary starts on this date. Dingane was not a trustworthy person and his attitude to the missionaries changed continually. Champion's diary is a valuable personal insight into Dingane's despotic rule.
£10.00
#24832 Mathews, T. T. THIRTY YEARS IN MADAGASCAR. Sturdy library rebind, a minimal one-quarter black leather over green textured boards. 384pp illustrated 8vo. Ex-library but lacking usual paraphernalia save for some stamps, a sound copy still. no inscription but quite some foxing here and there throughout. overall near VG condition. London. The Religious Tract Society 1904.
Author was with the London Missionary Society.
£20.00
#25029 Collison, Robert. & Moon, Brenda E. (Comp). DIRECTORY OF LIBRARIES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ON ASIA AND NORTH AFRICA. Red cloth boards. 123pp 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. spine a little faded only else a near VG copy. Sconul Sub-Committee of Orientalist Libraries. Crosby Lockwood. London 1970. isbn 0258967897
Arranged alphabetically by name.
£15.00
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ZIMBABWE, ZAMBIA, & MALAWI (THE RHODESIAS, NYASALAND, THE FEDERATION)

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#24767 Baden-Powell, R.S.S. THE MATABELE CAMPAIGN 1896. Being A Narrative Of The Campaign In Supressing The Uprising In Matabeleland And Mashonaland. Gilt device on original green cloth boards. 500pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership signature to half-title page. strong and sound, worn edges & corners, a G+ clean copy. Methuen & Co. London 1897 2nd edition in year of publication.
Extensively illustrated with photgraphs and drawings by the author.
£60.00
#24677 FitzPatrick, J. Percy. THROUGH MASHONALAND WITH PICK AND PEN. Edited And Introduced By A.P. Cartwright. Green cloth boards. 135pp small 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. top edge spotted, eps tanned else contents excellent. VG+ in VG dustwrapper (tanned internally, no chips, tears, or loss). Ad Donker. African Library 1973 1st edition thus. isbn 0949937017
This was the author's first book. Originally published in 1892 (Argus Printing & Publishing) it recounts his trip in 1891 when he accompanied Lord Randolph Churchill. He met Colonel Ferreira, Cecil Rhodes, Lobengula, Alfred Beit, and others, and has plenty to say about them and the overloaded expedition. Carrying 10,000 rounds of ammunition, they were clearly prepared for any eventuality.
£16.00
#24792 Gibbs, Peter. THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA POLICE. Volume One. The First Line Of Defence 1899-1903. Printed orange & white on navy paper-covered boards. 266pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. 4 square corners. edges & eps tanned else a VG+ copy. no dustwrapper British South Africa Police. Salisbury 1972 1st edition.
Formed in 1899 as the British South Africa Company's Police, this volume covers the occupation of Mashonaland, Umtasa's Kraal, the Mashonaland Mounted Police, the occupation of Matabeleland, Pitsani, The Jameson Raid, the Matabele & Mashonaland Rebellions, Cannon Kopje, and the Relief of Mafeking.
£80.00
#24656 Glass, Stafford. THE MATABELE WAR. Black cloth boards. 308pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. shelfwear. top edge tanned, boards a bit spotted, a G-VG sound copy in dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears, some stains internally). Longmans. 1968 1st edition.
Author's researches in the National Archives in then Salisbury is supplemented by the records of the Office of the High Commissioner for Southern Africa. Centering on the parts played by Lock, Jameson, & Lobengula, he conceives this as their war. Based upon author's 2 earlier theses submitted at the University of Natal,
£45.00
#24761 Harding, Colin. FRONTIER PATROLS. A History Of The British South Africa Police And Other Rhodesian Forces. Gilt device on blue cloth boards with yellow bands. 372pp illustrated 8vo. A sound reading copy. ownership inscriptions ffep. boards dusty, spine darkened, soiled, and with heavy wear at head and tail. front hinge showing to canvas. G. Bell. London 1937 1st edition.
Covers the occupation of Mashonaland, the Jameson Raid, the Matabele Rebellion, the Mashonaland Rebellion. Also covers action of Rhodesian Forces during the Boer War with chapters on Mafeking, Rustenberg. Contains text of the Rudd Concession, various ordinances of the British South Africa Company, Nominal Roll of the Pioneer Corps, casualties of the 1893 Matabele war, patrols & casualties of the B.S.A. Police in 1897, casualties of the M.M. Police in Matabeleland 1896, Roll of B.S.A. Police who served in the Rhodesia Native Regiment 1914-1918, Honours & casualties of the B.S.A. Police 1914-1918.
£60.00
#24768 Norris-Newman, Chas. L. MATABELELAND AND HOW WE GOT IT. With Notes On The Occupation Of Mashunaland, And An Account Of The 1893 Campaign By The British South Africa Company, The Adjoining British Territories And Protectorates. Original decorated red cloth boards. 241pp illustrated maps. 8vo. Spine faded, rear board spotted, externally a Good copy, binding a little strained in the middle but still a tight copy. excellent contents. sound and clean. T. Fisher Unwin. London 1895 1st edition.
Author's most elusive book needs no specific description apart from saying that this is required reading for all interested in the history of Rhodesia at that time.
£255.00
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#24654 Campbell, John. TRAVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA Undertaken At The Request Of The Missionary Society. Gilt on green vynide boards. 400pp. illustrated. foldout map. 8vo. No inscriptions. top edge dusty else a VG copy in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed, rear darkened, worn to edges, no major loss or tears). Struik Collectanea Volume XLVII (47). facsimile of the Black Parry Hamilton 3rd edition corrected London 1815. isbn 0869770446
Copy 126 of 1000. Campbell visited and inspected the string of missions established in South Africa by the London Missionary Society.
£30.00
#24706 Grant, Christina Phelps. THE SYRIAN DESERT. Caravans, Travel And Exploration. Tan cloth boards. 410pp 8vo. bottom edge rough-cut. Boards show fading damp marks from poor storage. else a good clean sound reading copy. all folding maps excellent with no tears or marks. no dustwrapper. A.&C. Black. London 1937 1st edition.
A thorough survey of travel through the Syrian desert throughout the ages.
£30.00
#24983 Johnstone, James. REALITY VERSUS ROMANCE IN SOUTH CENTRAL AFRICA Being An Account Of A Journey Across The Continent From Benguella On the West … Newly rebound gilt on brown 'leather' boards and new black eps. 353pp illustrated 8vo. Several ownership stamps and neat inscriptions. all illustrations present. pristine folding map at rear. excellent clean sound copy. Hodder & Stoughton. (1893) 1st edition.
"… Through Bihe, Ganguella, Barotse, The Kalahiri Desert, Mashonaland, Manica, Gorongoza, Nyasa, The Shire Highlands, To The Mouth Of The Zambesi On The East Coast". "During a period of 20 months Author crossed south central africa, mostly on foot, without any companion, passing through numerous hostile and savage tribes, traversing areas hitherto reported too pestilential for exploration, surmounting natural obstacles which have been represented as insurmountable, and penetratiing regions where no white man had ever gone before". As a doctor the author's object was to assess conditions for missionary work by natives of his home Jamaica.
£90.00
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SECOND BOER WAR

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#24718 Benbow, Colin BOER PRISONERS OF WAR IN BERMUDA. Occasional Publication No.3. Printed card wraps. stapled. 80pp illustrated. Wraps tanned but a Good clean sound copy with excellent contents. Bermuda Historical Society / The Island Press. Hamilton 1962 1st edition.
Well illustrated and with extensive notes & appendices this is literally a small vade mecum on the Bermuda prison camps where the British sent Boer prisoners into exile. Camps were established on Burt's, Hawkins', Darrel's, Morgan's, Tucker's & Ports islands for a total of over 4000 prisoners of war.
£30.00
#24558 Black and White. BLACK AND WHITE (BUDGET). Volumes 1, 2, 3. 3 volumes bound original green half calf over textured boards. all edges marbled. Volume 1 is the Transvaal Special issues Nos 1-12 (32pp each). Volume 2 contains issues Nos 13-25 (32pp each). Volume 3 contains issues Nos 26-38 (32pp each but consecutively numbered 1 to 416). Overall all volumes sound. spines faded, worn. ff tanned. bottom edges and corners worn. sello offset to eps. Vol.1 a bit worn at head of spine. Vol.2 has some white marks to leather on the front. overall sound and clean, Good condition. Black and White Publishing Company, (14 October 1899 to June 30 1900).
3 volumes of this weekly magazine, devoted to the Boer War. Extensively illustrated.
£100.00
#24813 Chalmers, Alan. (George Charles Maidment). BOMBARDMENT OF LADYSMITH ANTICIPATED. The Diary Of A Siege. 321pp illustrated softcover. map in rear pocket. No inscription. a near Fine copy. Covos-Day, South Africa, 2000. isbn 9780620249966
Drawn from the diary of George Charles Maidment with a historical overview and comment by Author.
£10.00
#24925 Chisholm, Ruari. LADYSMITH. Blue cloth boards. 224pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. crush to lower spine, eps spotted, hence a VG copy in dustwrapper. a nice bright clean copy. Jonathan Ball. Braamfontein 1979 1st South African edition. same as Osprey edition isbn 0850453127 isbn 0868500119
A well-illustrated story of this famous siege.
£15.00
#24781 Gibson, George Fleming. THE STORY OF THE IMPERIAL LIGHT HORSE IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902. Gilt device on green cloth boards. 350pp + 10pp illustrated 8vo. Eps tanned. boards dulled, chipped at head of spine, some ownership stamps, else a very sound clean G-VG copy. no dustwrapper. G. D. & Co. 1937 1st edition.
Author was intelligence officer in the 1st I.L.H. Appendices giving list of Honours & Mentions, Report on commemorative headstones and obelisks in various cemetaries.
£80.00
#24535 Sampson, Philip J. THE CAPTURE OF DE WET. The South African Rebellion 1914. Dec. khaki cloth boards. 274pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. some sello remains to pastedowns. edges & eps tanned. illustrations very clean. spine a little darkened else boards still attractive. a G-VG sound copy. Edward Arnold. London 1915, 1st Edition.
An analysis of the situation leading to the rebellion. Includes several relevant newspaper clippings, including typed copy to The Editor as then published.
£35.00
#24898 Sharp, Gerald. THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH. Brown cloth boards. 164pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. edges spotted else a VG copy in dustwrapper (repaired tears bottom front and top rear,light wear to head and tail of spine, else bright with no loss). Purnell. Cape Town 1976 1st edition thus. (same as Macdonald & Jane's). isbn 0360002951
Author's father was, at 16, the youngest member of HMS Powerful's naval brigade. Much of the material here is drawn from his siege log and letters & diaries of three fellow officers. Captain Percy Scott, of HMS Terrible, showed inventive genius in adapting naval guns for shore-based use, which kept the Boers at bay with the small garrison of the Gordon Highlanders based in Ladysmith. Various interesting appendices relating to the naval brigade members and guns, including awards, decorations, and promotions.
£15.00
#24576 Stuart, John PICTURES OF WAR. Gilt title on red cloth boards. 413pp illustrated 4 folding maps. 8vo. No inscription. edges & eps tanned. hinges starting but still sound. one map torn but without loss. spine fading, spot on front board has lost colour, but overall a fairly clean G++ copy. Archibald Constable. Westminister 1901 1st edition.
Folding maps of Ladysmith & Mafeking. A selection of letters contributed to the Morning Post (London). Covers engagements at Elandslaagte, Tinta Inyoni, Dundee, Ladysmith, & Mafeking, the last two of which in some detail. An elusive title.
£60.00
#24675 Uys, Ian. HEIDELBERGERS OF THE BOER WAR. Mango cloth boards. 277pp illustrated b/w photos. map, tables. 8vo. No inscriptions. VG in G-VG dustwrapper (light wear, no chips, loss, or tears). Uys. Heidelberg 1981. First edition. isbn 0620048824
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 letters, diaries and memories of the Heidelbergers as well as original historical sources. Includes Commando Roll of Honour 1899-1902. A very detailed exposition of the subject.
£30.00
#24928 Van Warmelo, Dietlof. ON COMMANDO. Terracotta cloth boards. 124pp 8vo. No inscription. 4 square corners. edges & eps tanned. VG in lesser dustwrapper (foxed inside and out, some small tears, no loss). Donker. 1977 1st edition. isbn 094993741X
Introduction by author's son, D.S van Warmelo. Originally written in a Boer prisoner of war camp in India the manuscript was smuggled to Holland, translated into English, and published in 1902 by Methuen before the end of the war. This personal account of a young man fighting in his commando until captured by the British is full of adventure and tells of enemy engagements and camp hardships with humour.
£10.00
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MILITARY (REGIMENTAL HISTORIES, MILITARIA, OTHER WARS IN AFRICA)

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#24875 Abbott, P.E. & Tamplin, J.M.A. BRITISH GALLANTRY AWARDS. Black cloth boards. 359pp illustrated large 8vo. No inscription. edges & eps foxed / tanned with some very minor spotting here and there throughout, hence VG condition only in much lesser dustwrapper (repairs, creases, sello remains, chipped). overall a decent sound copy but not for the fastidious. Guinness Superlatives & B.A. Seaby. 1971. isbn 085112173X
Each award is examined, with recipients, variants, examples of citations, instituting and consolidating Warrants. Also guides in the detection of faked and copied medals. Well illustrated.
£20.00
#24876 Africana Museum. MILITARY MEDALS OF SOUTH AFRICAN INTEREST. Printed red wraps. 230pp 4to. Edges spotted. a sound copy, spine faded & ff tanned else G+ condition. Johannesburg 1957.
"An Exhibition Of The Collections In The Africana Museum And The South African National War Museum, Johannesburg, Augmented By Special Loans. 22 July - 10 August 1957.".
£35.00
#24930 Belling, Ron. A PORTRAIT OF MILITARY AVIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA. Grey-blue cloth boards. 160pp illustrated oblong 4to. No inscription. eps show minor offset, there is a little shelfwear, else conservatively a VG copy in dustwrapper (rubbed, minor creasing, no chips, loss, or tears). a nice copy if not quite pristine. Struikhof. Cape Town (1989). isbn 9780947458140
Author was official war artist to the South African Air Force. Shows 150 paintings of different aircraft types depicted in authentic liveries.
£22.00
#25089 Coetzee, Colin G. FORTS OF THE EASTERN CAPE. Securing A Frontier 1799-1878. Gilt title decorated red cloth boards. 695pp illustrated colour. 4to. The book is in near Fine condition. no ownership inscriptions, 4 square corners. The rather thin dustwrapper is a little worn around top and bottom edges, but no major loss or tears, still clean and attractive. Printed at the University of Fort Hare. Published by author, Grahamstown 1994. isbn 0620186755
Copy No.33. Signed by Author and dated 31/8/1995. The author's printed work was destroyed by authorities at the University of Fort Hare where he worked and where they were printed. Few copies survive, mostly in the hands of institutions. This is an extensive scholarly work detailing the location, construction, and history of forts, fortifications, posts, bridges, prisons, earthworks. watchtowers, guard houses, hospitals, cemetaries, signal towers, roads etc. Effectively all British military works & structures built in the Eastern Cape during the 19thC are detailed here. The research was mostly drawn from British archival sources and works of contemporary writers - some of whom were eye-witnesses to the construction of military posts. Aims were to indicate the exact nature of the forts, why they were erected, where they were sited, how they related to the broader trends of frontier history and how their existence affected the lives of the British soldiers who manned them as well as those of the amaXhosa against and amongst whom they were erected. Illustrated with coloured photographs, maps, plans, sketches. Numerous appendices, extensive list of sources. A major work on South African military history. Can only be sent by courier service.
£275.00
#24932 Creagh, Sir O'Moore. & Humphris, E.M. THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER 1886- 1923. A Complete Record Of The Recipients Of The Distinguished Service Order … Gilt title on blind-stamped blue cloth boards. 444pp + 373pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. top edge dusty, eps offset, else VG+ condition.. Hayward & Son. London 1978. isbn 0903754126
… From Its Institution In 1886, To The 12th June 1923, With Descriptions Of The Deeds And Services For Which The Award Was Given And With Many Biographical And Other Details. Compiled From Official Publications And Despatches, Letters From Commanding Officers And Other Contemporary Accounts, And From Information From Private Sources. With 1026 portrait illustrations.
£85.00
#24915 Forsyth, D.R. (Comp). DECORATIONS Awarded To Natal, Cape Colony And Union Defence Forces 1877-1961. Printed card wraps. typescript 58pp stapled A4. Wraps tanned else a nice clean copy. Self 1981.
Supplements Author's earlier work "Medals For Gallantry And Distinguished Conduct Awarded To Natal, Cape Colony And Union Defence Force Units".
£40.00
#24914 Forsyth, D.R. (Comp). MEDALS FOR GALLANTRY AND DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT Awarded To Natal, Cape Colony And Union Defence Forces. Printed card wraps. typescript 62pp stapled A4. Wraps tanned else a nice clean copy. Self 1981.
Supplements Author's work "Decorations For Gallantry And Distinguished Conduct Awarded To Natal, Cape Colony And Union Defence Force Units 1877-1961".
£55.00
#24869 Fraser, C.A. NATAL FIELD ARTILLERY. Centenary 1862-1962. Printed card wraps. 25pp stapled production. illustrated 8vo. Some splash stains to front wrap, and damp stains at lower corner of last two ff. thus a Good copy only. Natal Field Artillery. Pietermaritzburg & Durban. 1962.
Covers action during the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902, the Natal Native Rebellion 1906-1907, the German South West Africa Campaign 1914-1915, and the Second World War 1939-1945. At about the time of publication the unit's name was changed to the Natal University Regiment (N.F.A). Roll of Honour, list of Commanding Officers.
£30.00
#24689 Freislich, Richard. THE LAST TRIBAL WAR. A History Of The Bondelswart Uprising Which Took Place In South West Africa In 1922. Green cloth boards. 117pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. G-VG condition in tatty worn dustwrapper (no major loss or tears). Struik. Cape Town 1964 1st edition.
Author draws upon the report of the Commission of Enquiry into the Bondelswart Uprising, contemporary newspaper reports, the private papers of Colonel Prinsloo, and eye-witness accounts. The return of the Bondelswart's leader Abram Morris, previously exiled by the German colonial administration, precipitated the revolt when his return to the authorities was refused. Escaping the forces sent to recover him he and his men fled into the wilds. Eventually they were forced into a final confrontation.
£20.00
#24904 Hibbard, M.G. (Ed). COIN MEDALS AND BANKNOTES EXHIBITION. Catalogue. Second South African Numismatic Convention. Printed wraps. stapled 135pp small 4to. Wraps & eps mildly tanned / spotted. a sound clean G-VG copy. South African Numismatic Society. Cape Town 7-12 January 1964. Detailed descriptions of many military items of South African interest. (Editor is the same author as for the book 'Boer War Tribute Medals').
English and Afrikaans text.
£20.00
#24924 Orpen, Neil. & Martin, H.J. SALUTE THE SAPPERS. Vol. 8 Part 1. South African Forces: World War II. Blue cloth boards. xiv + 507pp illustrated photos. maps. No inscription. 4 square corners. top edge foxed else a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (foxed inside, minor marks, no chips, loss, or tears). Sappers Association. Johannesburg 1981 1st edition. isbn 0620053763
Vol. 8 Part 1. The Formation Of The South African Engineer Corps And Its Operations In East Africa and The Middle East To The Battle Of El Alamein.
£28.00
#24556 Shadbolt, Sydney H. THE AFGHAN CAMPAIGNS OF 1878-1880. Compiled From Official And Private Sources. Part 1. Historical Division. Part 2 Biographical Division. Red cloth boards. 352pp + 274pp illustrated 4to. No inscription. 4 square corners. top edge foxed, contents page tanned and has offset to first map to a small extent. pushed at head and tail of spine, hence a VG copy in G-VG dustwrapper (tanned, with minor wear, bit of a chip out at top of rear fold). overall a sound clean copy that is less than pristine). J.B. Hayward. London (1972) facsimile one-volume reprint of the Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington 1882 edition. isbn 9780903754002
This volume contains: One hundred and forty photographs with biographical notices, including officers who lost their lives during the campaign and those awarded the Victoria Cross. Movements in the field of all the British and Indian Regiments engaged. Separate records of nearly every officer employed in the war. A detailed sketch of the campaign. etc.
£70.00
#24611 Smail, J.L. MONUMENTS AND BATTLEFIELDS OF THE TRANSVAAL WAR 1881 AND THE S.A. WAR 1899. (South African War 1899-1902). Gilt on blue skivertex boards. unnum. approx 37pp text & photos + 42 full-page annotated maps. folio. No inscriptions. eps tanned. some adjacent ff attached and parted with minimal surface marking at lower corners only. a VG copy in lesser dustwrapper (made of thin paper this shows wear to head & tail of spine and also top corner. sello residue inside, some marking from damp storage). not pristine but a sound clean copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1966 1st edition.
Copy No. 1304 of 1500. Maps cover battles and action at: Ingogo, Majuba (Mjuba), Talana, Elandslaagte, Rietfontein, Tchrengula, Nicholson's Nek, Modderspruit, Kuruman, Capture of Winston Churchill, Belmont, Graspan (Enslin), Modder River, Stormberg, Magersfontein, Colenso, Pilcher's Raid, Wagon Hill and Caesar's Camp, New Zealand Hill , Slingerfontein, Spion Kop, Vaalkrantz, Koedoesberg, Paardeberg, Koornspruit, Capture of the 13th Batallion of the Imperial Yeomanry near Lindley, Botha's Pass, Allemans' Nek, Retief's Nek, Slabbert's Nek, Naauwpoort Nek, Lake Chrissie, Itala, Moedwil, Gun Hill, Groen Kop, Boschbult, O'okiep, Mafeking, Kimberley, Wepener, Ladysmith.
£40.00
#24870 Sutton, J. Keoth. (Ed). (Prince Alfred's Guard). PRINCE ALFRED'S GUARD 1856-1981. 125th Anniversary. Printed glossy white wraps. 80pp stapled production. Wraps slightly tanned. conservatively VG condition. Port Elizabeth 1981.
Contains programme of events for 17th to 20th September 1981, which includes Civic Reception, Regimental Ball, Trooping The Colour, Officer's Formal Mess, Warrant Officers & Sergeants Formal Mess, Wreath Laying, & Commemorative Service. Also related articles of interest, supported by local advertising.
£25.00
#24773 Tylden, G. THE ARMED FORCES OF SOUTH AFRICA. With An Appendix On The Commandos. Red cloth boards. 239pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. eps tanned. a VG copy, no dustwrapper. City of Johannesburg Africana Museum. Frank Connock Publication No.2. 1954.
Loose copies of the three addenda / corrigenda included.
£80.00
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FIRST BOER WAR (TRANSVAAL WAR)

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#24821 Ransford, Oliver. THE BATTLE OF MAJUBA HILL. The First Boer War. Orange cloth boards. 154pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. 4 square corners. edges & eps tanned. some sello remains to pastedowns & dustwrapper fold-ins. hence G-VG with nice bright boardss in nice bright shiny dustwrapper (very little wear, no chips, loss, or tears). John Murray, London, 1967.
The 1881 battle by the Boer irregulars inflicted a humiliating defeat on the British army under the command of General Colley in what is known as the Transvaal War. This was the last time that British forces wore their redcoats into battle.
£20.00
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ZULU WAR

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#24736 Barthorp, Michael. THE ZULU WAR. A Pictorial History. Red ochre cloth boards. 181pp illustrated 4to. No inscription. a VG-F copy in VG dustwrapper (spine faded, no chips, loss, or tears. excellent). Blandford Press. 1980 1st edition. isbn 0713710055
Researched to include a selection of photographs and contemporary illustrations from museums and private collections, many previously unpublished.
£20.00
#24555 Mackinnon, J.P. & Shadbolt, Sydney. (Comp). THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1879. Black cloth boards. 378pp illustrated 4to. No inscription. 4 square corners. top edge foxed, contents page tanned and has offset to first map to a small extent. hence a VG copy in G-VG dustwrapper (tanned, with minor wear along top edge). overall a sound and little used copy that is less than pristine). J.B. Hayward. London 1973 reprint of the Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1882 edition. isbn 0903754029
This volume contains: Cabinet photographs and biographical notices of 62 officers of the British Army & Navy who lost their lives during the campaign, including that of Lieutenant Thirkill of the 88th Regiment, which did not appear in the original edition of 1880. Summaries of all the British Regiments and Naval Brigades in the field. Separate records of almost every British Officer engaged. Accurate accounts of the various engagements. Maps etc.
£30.00
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HUNTING & BIG GAME, CONSERVATION.

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#24557 Bell, Walter D.M. (Ed. Townsend Whelan). BELL OF AFRICA. With Appendix On Rifles And Shooting. Dark brown cloth boards. 236pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription but private library stamp, no associated library paraphernalia. spine lean, boards patchy, a Good clean copy in Good dustwrapper (well worn, rubbed, tanned, clipped, no major loss or tears) Neville Spearman & The Holland Press. London 1960 1st edition.
Compiled and edited from Bell's own papers.
£48.00
#24973 Hindlip, Lord. SPORT AND TRAVEL. Abyssinia And British East Africa. Gilt dec and title on original plum cloth boards. teg. 332pp illustrated 8vo. Newly recased with new black eps. a very sound clean attractive copy. folding map of Abyssinia has a tear each on left and right margin, archival tape repairs on rear but looking at map from front it appears very clean and tears not noticeable. folding map of British East Africa excellent with no tears. all illustrations present. 4 square corners. a very attractive copy. T. Fisher Unwin 1906 1st edition.
With 72 Illustrations From Photographs Taken By Lady Hindlip And The Author, And Two Maps. Details of three journeys: Abyssinia in 1902 and British East Africa in 1903 & 1905.
£360.00
#24988 Johnson, Martin. LION. African Adventure With The King Of Beasts. Gilt title or red cloth boards. xii + 281pp illustrated 8vo. Newly & sympathetically rebound red cloth boards with gilt title and new black eps. the word 'LION' is not on the front board as per the original. small ink note at top of title page. ff are lightly tanned. folding map at rear excellent. a very sound and most attractive copy. G.P. Putnam's Sons. The Knickerbocker Press. 1929 2nd imp. of 1st edition.
Predating even Armand & Michaela Denis, this intrepid duo photographed and filmed wild life around the world prewar, including Africa. This title is based upon the expedition to East Africa (1928) and included visits to Kenya, the Serengeti Plains in Tanganyika, Uganda, Belgian Congo, and Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. This trip included 3 Eagle Scouts that had won a national competition. all illustrations present.
£90.00
#25013 Lyell, Dennis D. THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT AND ITS HUNTERS. Gilt title & elephant device on original red cloth boards. 221pp illustrated frontis & 12 plates 8vo. No inscriptions. newly recased with original boards and spine, new black eps. minor spotting to boards, an excellent and most attractive sound copy. Heath Cranton. London 1924 1st edition.
Author's fourth book on hunting. Denis Lyell, a hunter with a long and practical experience of his subject gained in Nyasaland, North Eastern Rhodesia and Portuguese East Africa from 1898, has written the classic work on the subject. As well as discussing the elephant per se and elephant hunters themselves, there are interesting pages on ivory as a commodity which include various statistical tables.
£380.00
#24836 Millais, J. G. LIFE OF FREDERICK COURTENAY SELOUS, D.S.O. Capt. 25th Royal Fusiliers. Blue cloth boards. 387pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. spine darkened, all corners bumped, some more bumps and shelfwear along bottom edges. overall a Good copy. sound and with excellent contents. Longman Green. London 1919 4th imp.
£50.00


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