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Catalogue of books about Africa Q241 16th July 2016

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WESTERN CAPE

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#24727

Berkovitch, Barry M. THE CAPE GUNSMITH.

A History Of The Gunsmiths And Gun Dealers At The Cape Of Good Hope From 1795 To 1900, With Particular Reference To Their Weapons. Brown cloth boards, 127pp, 4to, illustrated b&w photos. No inscription. minor wear, a VG copy in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed and showing wear, spine faded, foxed inside, but no loss or tears). Stellenbosch Museum 1976 1st edition. isbn 0620006838
Deals with those pioneer businessmen who became the first gunsmiths and gun dealers in South Africa. Details of personal hardships and adventures enliven the personalities while particular attention is devoted to the weapons which they assembled or sold. Includes original A4 advertising and ordering brochure which carries the same image as the dustwrapper, a letter to the editor of the Evening Post in Port Elizabeth enclosing the copy and thanking him for anticipated attendant publicity, and an original over-sized bookmark requesting any further information on the subject of the book.
£30.00
#25071

Gordon-Brown, Alfred. AN ARTIST'S JOURNEY ALONG THE OLD CAPE POST ROAD 1832-33.

Illustrated By 21 Of His Sketches … Gilt publisher's device on salmon-coloured paper-covered boards with gilt on white spine. 69pp illustrated small 4to. No inscription. eps tanned. shows handling and has some spots to rear board. overall a near VG copy. no dustwrapper as issued. A.A. Balkema for Friends of the South African Library. Cape Town 1972.
"… Further Illustrations And A Map With Notes And Clues To The Identity Of The Artist". Recorded in a sketchbook (in the Library of Parliament) the pen-and-ink and pencil sketches were originally ascribed to Sir Charles D'Oyley. The author researches available fragmentary evidence to advance the case for the artist being Lieutenant Frederick Knyvett.
£20.00
#25155

Grogan, Tony. & Barrow, Brian. TONY GROGAN'S VANISHING CAPE TOWN.

Blue cloth boards. unnumbered. oblong 4to. Offset and minor foxing to eps else contents unmarked. VG+ in matching glossy unmarked dustwrapper. a most attractive copy. Don Nelson. Cape Town 1985 2nd edition. isbn 1868060071
Contemporary ink wash views of Long Street, Loop Street, Bree Street and others, as well as the Malay Quarter, Woodstock, Salt River, and what was then left of District Six.
£25.00
#24916

Wexham, Brian. SHIPWRECKS OF THE WESTERN CAPE.

Chocolate cloth boards. 123pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. minor insect attrition to top and bottom edges else VG condition in dustwrapper. a nice clean copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town nd. isbn 0869782517
Concentrates on the coastline from Milnerton to Cape Agulhas with the stories of 24 major shipwrecks in the area from the Arniston in 1815 to the Castillo De Bellver in 1983.
£10.00
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EASTERN CAPE

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#25093

De Villiers, Div. & Costello, John. MKAMBATI AND THE WILD COAST.

South Africa And Pondoland's Unique Heritage. Printed boards. 216pp illustrated square 4to. No inscription. a Fine copy in dustwrapper. Wilderness Safaris 2006 stated 1st edition. isbn 9780620353205
The ultimate picture-book of the area focussed on ecology and the natural environment. Chapters on shipwrecks (Waratah, Oceanos, and others, list of many more wrecks along the east coast of South Africa), Useful lists of wild flowers, trees, fishes, reptiles & amphibians, birds, mammals, and butterflies.
£35.00
#25160

Green, Lawrence G. KAROO.

The Story Of The Karoos Of South Africa - The Great Karoo, The Little Karoo And The Far Corners Of The North West Cape And Namaqualand. Brown cloth boards. 248pp illustrated drawings, maps on eps. 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. edges foxed else a VG copy in dustwrapper (rubbed, tanned to white rear, no chips, loss, or tears). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1984 reprint. isbn 0869780476
Contains (amongst many) the story of the baboon Jack who acted as a railway signalman at Uitenhage and general assistant to his legless master, aiding him at home and work. One of LG's most popular titles.
£22.00
#25092

Le Cordeur, Basil. & Saunders, Christopher. (Ed. Eric Axelson). THE WAR OF THE AXE 1847.

Brenthurst Series No. 7. Correspondence Between The Governor … Sea blue cloth boards. 287pp illustrated square 4to. No inscription. sello offset to eps. gift inscription to front pastedown hidden under dustwrapper fold-in. VG condition in VG dustwrapper (spine a tad tanned, minor wear only, no chips, tears, or loss). overall a nice attractive copy but lacking the crispness that would allow us to rate it higher. Brenthurst Press 1981. isbn 0909079145
Limited edition of 1000. " … Of The Cape Colony, Sir Henry Pottinger, And The Commander Of The British Forces At The Cape, Sir George Barclay, And Others". Contemporary illustrations include previously unpublished works by Thomas Baines & Frederick l'Ons. Sparked off by an attack on a military party escorting a man caught stealing an axe, what is known as the 7th Frontier War was one of skirmishes and cattle raids
£50.00
#25084

Stevens, Terry. THE TIME OF OUR LIVES.

St Andrew's College 1855-1990. Decorated blue boards. 458pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. eps tanned else VG condition in dustwrapper. Self-published. nd.
A history of the family of schools comprising St Andrew's College, St Andrew's Prep, & the Diocesan School For Girls. Part One complements and fleshes out the earlier history by R.F. Currey (1955), Part Two and sets out to update the record and to list memorable events of the three schools, at the same time stressing their commonality.
£22.00
#25151

Thompson, Michael Charles. TRADERS AND TRADING STATIONS

Of The Central And Southern Transkei. Printed boards. 753pp illustrated large 8vo. As new unread copy. Brevitas 2016 4th edition. isbn 9781874976684
A human map of the Transkei trading stations. Author travelled the area extensively in the years after WW2 and before the enforcement of apartheid policies. Added to this, more recent detailed research has built up mini-biographies of several hundred trading stations. With photographs and maps this also provides a detailed guide to the off-the-beaten-track Transkei.
£30.00
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GENERAL AFRICANA (HISTORY, UNCLASSIFIED)

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#25095

Hallett, Robin. AFRICA TO 1875.

Vol. 1. A Modern History. Grey dec. cloth boards. 483pp 8vo. Various ownership inscriptions and bookplate to feps. a sound G++ copy. University of Michigan Press 1970. isbn 0472071602
The first volume of a two-volume African history from the University of Michigan History Of The Modern World.
£10.00
#25068

Raper, P.E. A DICTIONARY OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN PLACE NAMES.

Terracotta cloth boards. 608pp 8vo. G-VG condition in dustwrapper (rubbed, but no chips, tears, or loss). Jonathan Ball 1989 2nd edition. isbn 9780947464042
Almost double the size of earlier editions. The standard reference on toponomy for the region.
£10.00
#25171

Smith, Anna H. (Ed). AFRICANA CURIOSITIES.

Red cloth boards. 148pp. illustrated 8vo. Neat gift inscription ffep. presents as new with protected dustwrapper (this is invisibly secured to front surface of boards, no chips, loss, tears, or discolouration). an attractive copy. Ad Donker. Johannesburg 1973 1st edition. isbn 0949937037
Public lectures originally given to the Institute of Adult Studies. Contents include: Anna H. Smith, African Decorative Maps. L.J. de Wet, Commemorative Medals. J.H. Ogilvie, Cape Almanacs. R.F. Kennedy, South African Paper Money. M.M. de Lange, Aspects Of South African Beadwork. M.B. Chapman, Coins Of The South African Republic. E.B. Hughes, Collecting Johannesburgiana.
£10.00
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ANTHROPOLOGY (INCLUDING AFRICAN RELIGION, MYTH & LEGEND)

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#24701

Kohler, M. (Ed. N.J. van Warmelo). MARRIAGE CUSTOMS IN SOUTHERN NATAL.

Ethnological Publications Vol. IV. Printed blue wraps. stapled 103pp illustrated 8vo. Ex university library with stamps ffep, pocket & date sheet at rear, neat title written on spine. G++ condition. Union of South Africa. Department of Native Affairs. The Government Printer, Pretoria, 1933.
"The present work is a somewhat modified translation, made in collaboration with the author, of a German MS. by Dr M. Kohler, now almost ten years mission doctor at Centocow Mission, Bulwer district, Natal. The tribes whose customs are described are the Ama-Khuze of chief Msigilande and the Ama-Bhaca of chief Nyongwane, between whose respective locations the mission lies".
£75.00
#25101

Lewis, I.M. (Ed). ISLAM IN TROPICAL AFRICA.

Studies Presented And Discussed … Light chocolate brown cloth boards. 470pp 8vo. Neat inscription to front pastedown. some damp marking (no damage, just off-colour) around lower spine and to lower part of front board. has not affected contents hence G++ in worn dustwrapper (well rubbed to edges and around spine, no loss or tears, shows damp effects inside). overall a decent copy for the less than fastidious. International African Institute. Oxford University Press 1969 reprint.
"… At The Fifth International African Seminar, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, January 1964. Includes contributions by: J.S. Trimingham, The Phases of Islamic Expansion and Islamic Culture Zones in Africa. Yusuf Fadl Hasan, The Penetration of Islam in the Eastern Sudan. J.C. Froelich, Essai sur les Causes et Methodes de l'Islamisation de l'Afrique de l'Ouest du XI Siecle au XX Siecle. P. Ceulemans, Introduction de l,Influence de l'Islam au Congo. George Shepperson, The Jumbe of Kota Kota and some Aspects of the History of Islam in British Central Africa. R.C. Stevenson, Some Aspects of the Spread of Islam in the Nuba Mountains. P.T.W. Baxter, Acceptance and Rejection of Islam among the Boran of the Northern Frontier District of Kenya. I.M. Lewis, Conformity and Contrast in Somali Islam. P.J.A. Rigby, Sociological Factors in the Contact of the Gogo of Central Tanzania with Islam. J.O. Hunwick, Religion and State in the Songhay Empire 1464-1591. Ivor Wilks, The Position of Muslims in Metropolitan Ashanti in the Early Nineteenth Century. Vincent Monteil, Lat-Dyor, Damel du Kayor (1842-86) et l'Islamisation des Wolofs du Senegal. Elliott P. Skinner, Islam in Mossi Society. Peter Lienhardt, A Controversy over Islamic Custom in Kilwa Kivinje, Tanzania. D.J. Stenning, Cattle Values and Islamic Values in a Pastoral Population. P.F. Lacroix, L'Islam Peul de l'Adamwa. M.G. Smith, The Jihad of Shehu Dan Fodio: Some Problems. Saburi Biobaku & Muhammad Al Hajj, The Sudanese Mahdiyya and the Niger-Chad Region. Thomas Hodgkin, The Islamic Literary Tradition in Ghana.
£15.00
#25104

Mbiti, John S. AFRICAN RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHY.

384pp paperback. Owners signature inside front wrap. G++ condition. Anchor Books. 1970.
Deals almost exclusively with traditional concepts and practices in those societies which have not been either Christian or Muslim in any deep way prior to the colonial period in Africa.
£20.00
#25158

Miller, Penny. (Ed. Rosemund Handler) MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.

Gilt on green cloth boards. 311pp illustrated Folio. No inscriptions. a G++ copy in worn dustwrapper (general wear, chipped at head & tail of spine, no major loss or tears). isbn 0949956163
Greatest Southern African collection of myths, legends, ghost stories, and the like - ever. Lovely illustrations by Author.
£30.00
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ARTS & CRAFT

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#24720

Bonhams. THE SOUTH AFRICAN SALE, PART 2.

Wednesday 14 October 2009. New Bond Street. London. Printed glossy wraps. 187pp illustrated 4to. A Fine unmarked copy. Bonhams. London 2009.
Sale 16848. Extensive selection of South African Art, Sculpture, Photography.
£20.00
#24929

Castle, Jennie., Ogilvie, Andrew. et al. REWARDING CONSERVATION.

Gilt on red skivertex boards. 80pp illustrated colour & b/w photos. 4to. No inscription. A Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper. Conversation Award Committee of The Durban City Council 1992. isbn 0620171901
Records the first six years of this annual award scheme. All buildings illustrated with interior and exterior photographs, divided into the categories of residential, commercial & industrial, religious, institutional, state & public.
£25.00
#24723

Morrison, Ian. DURBAN.

A Pictorial History. Red cloth boards. 144pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. VG-F condition in dustwrapper (minor wear at head of spine, no chips, loss, or tears). an excellent copy. Struik. Cape Town 1987. isbn 9780869772591
A photographic record, mainly of older buildings in this city.
£25.00
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BOTANY (FLORA).

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#25102

Manning, John. (Illustrated by Auriol Batten & Hertha Bokelmann). WILD FLOWER GUIDE 11. EASTERN CAPE.

Printed plastic wraps. 307pp 8vo. A near Fine copy. Botanical Society. Cape Town 2001 1st edition thus. isbn 9781874999232
Signed by John Manning & Auriol Batten both on title page. These illustrations are the same as published in the 1966 "Wild Flowers Of The Eastern Cape Province" by the illustrators, now a collectable item. Includes 31 additional illustrations, and updated names as necessary. The definitive guide to the flora of the Eastern Cape.
£120.00
#25103

Pooley, Elsa. MOUNTAIN FLOWERS.

A Field Guide To The Flora Of The Drakesnberg And Lesotho. Printed plastic wraps. 320pp 8vo. No inscriptions. some blue marks along bottom edge of text block, hence a VG+ copy only. Flora Publications Trust 2003 1st edition. isbn 9780620302210
Illustrated photographs with descriptive text and distribution map on facing page. Covers the Drakensberg, Lesotho, and adjacent areas of the Free State and the Eastern Cape.
£25.00
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BIOGRAPHY (DIARIES, MEMOIRS, FAMILY & COMPANY HISTORIES)

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#25125

Cocks, Chris. SURVIVAL COURSE.

209pp paperback 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine copy. Covos-Day 1999. isbn 9780620241151
Signed by Author on title page. The sequel to Author's FIREFORCE, covering the last 15 months of the bush war during 1979-1980, and his 15 year odyssey to a life of 'normality' in a totalitarian black-nationalist state. He had to come to terms with the nightmares of the past, post-traumatic stress, alcoholism and drug abuse. Clean and sober for 4 years the author tells his story, one amongst thousands untold, of a journey through denial, confusion, and self-loathing.
£10.00
#25098

Gilder, Barry. SONGS AND SECRETS.

511pp illustrated softcover 8vo. Fine condition. Jacana 2012. isbn 9781431404360
"South Africa From Liberation To Governance". Author served in the ANC intelligence prior to 1994, and after then in the Secret Service and the National Intelligence Agency with the ANC government. This memoir explores the personal, political, psychological, and historical realities that gave birth to the new South Africa.
£20.00
#24791

Heywood, Katherine. CAPE HILLS IN SUNLIGHT.

Pale blue cloth boards. 150pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. VG condition in G-VG dustwrapper (spine faded, minor rubbing & wear, no loss or tears). a nice clean copy. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1964 1st edition.
A personal biography of early 20thC life in the Cape. Reminiscences of Tygerberg, Blaauwberg Strand, Stellenbosch, Banhoek, Knysna, Kokstad, & Welgemoed.
£10.00
#25163

Olivier, Michael. A RESTAURATEUR REMEMBERS.

143pp paperback illustrated square 4to. Bookplate ffep hence VG+ condition only. Double Storey 2005. isbn 9781919930879
Autobiography, wine, recipes, & cape architecture, all rolled into one.
£10.00
#24772

Van Der Byl, Piet. THE SHADOWS LENGTHEN.

Mango cloth boards. 164pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. top edge spotted. a G+ copy in Good dustwrapper (rubbed, wear around head of spine, no major tears or loss). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1973 1st edition. isbn 0869780751
The third volume of author's autobiography, commencing with the fall of the Smut's government after World War 2.
£10.00
#24860

Woon, Harry Vernon. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS SOLDIERING IN SOUTH AFRICA.

A Personal Narrative. Red cloth boards. 442pp illustrated 8vo. Unattractively repaired at some stage, new red cloth over old boards, dymo labels for title on spine. hinges weak. a reading copy only. Andrew Melrose London 1909 1st Colonial edition.
Author joined the Cape Mounted Riflemen in 1879 and recounts his years of service in the Cape Colony, Basutoland, Eastern Cape, Bechuanaland, Matabeleland and through the Boer War, serving with Steinaeckers Horse at the end thereof.
£50.00
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COOKING & WINE

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#25165

Snyman, Lannie. & Klarie, Anne. FREE FROM THE SEA.

The South African Seafood Cookbook. Glossy pictorial boards. 134pp illustrated 4to. Owners signature ffep else VG condition (not a kitchen copy). Don Nelson. Cape Town 1986 7th imp. isbn 0909238383
159 seafood recipes. describes all local seafood that you will find or catch and cross-references them to appropriate recipes.
£10.00
#25156

Toerien, Wendy. SOUTH AFRICAN WINE, A CELEBRATION.

Printed boards. 176pp illustrated colour photos, maps, etc. 4to. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in VG-Fine dustwrapper. Struik. Cape Town 1999. isbn 9781868722976
Profusely illustrated this is an up-to-date look at everything from planting to pouring. Directory of wineries.
£20.00
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FICTION AND CREATIVE WRITINGS

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#25082

Francis, S., Dugmore, H. & Rico. MADAM & EVE. IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE.

176pp oblong 4to. David Philip. 1998. isbn 9780864864116
£15.00
#25080

Francis, S., Dugmore, H., & Rico. MADAM & EVE. ALL ABOARD FOR THE GRAVY TRAIN.

176pp paperback oblong 4to. A Fine copy. Penguin 1995 1st edition. isbn 9780140256529
Signed by the three authors.
£20.00
#25078

Francis, S., Dugmore, H., & Rico. MADAM & EVE. FREE AT LAST.

The Second Madam & Eve Collection. 176pp paperback oblong 4to. Minor crease marks to top edge, hence a near Fine unread copy. Penguin 1994 1st edition. isbn 9780140248333
Signed by the three authors.
£20.00
#25081

Francis, S., Dugmore, H., & Rico. MADAM & EVE. GIN & TONIC FOR THE SOUL.

176pp paperback oblong 4to. No inscription. a Fine copy. Rapid Phase. 2004. isbn 9780620325752
£15.00
#25073

Francis, S., Dugmore, H., & Rico. THE MADAM & EVE COLLECTION.

119pp paperback oblong 4to. No inscription. a Fine copy. David Philip. Cape Town 1999 2nd edition. isbn 9780864864406
The very first Madam & Eve book as originally published in 1993.
£15.00
#25129

Lotter, Chas. ECHOES OF AN AFRICAN WAR.

Fluorescent green vynide boards. 197pp illustrated colour & b/w 4to. No inscription. a Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (no chips, tears, or loss. minor wear to head of spine and part of top front creased over). an attractive & clean little-used copy. Covos-Day. 1999 1st edition. isbn 9780620230919
Chas Lotter, known as the 'soldier poet of the Rhodesian War', blends poetry, paintings & sketches, photographs, to tell the story of the Rhodesian bush-war. The format follows the story of a teenage youth, who exchanged his home and family for barrack life, through to the war's end and subsequent readjustment to civilian life.
£15.00
#25096

Mqhayi, S.E.K. (Ed. Jeff Opland). ABANTU BESIZWE.

Historical And Biographical Writings 1902-1944. 625pp softcover. Mint condition ex publisher. African Treasury Series 24. Wits University Press. Johannesburg 2009. isbn 9781868145010
Contains 65 historical and biographical essays contributed to newspapers as originally published in Xhosa with English translation on facing page.
£30.00
#25150

Solomons, Abu. (Ed). HORSES:ATHLONE

An Anthology Of Poetry. Softcover. unnumbered. 4to. A Good copy only. clean and sound. Ekapa Trust. Athlone 1988. isbn 0620128453
The EKAPA Cultural Collective organised a poetry workshop during 1987 with the purpose of drawing together aspiring poets from the community, this being the final product. Poetry by Mark Espin, Lisa Combrink, Farouk Asvat, Abu Solomons, Robert van Niekerk, Ebrahim Alexander, & Arthur Nortje.
£10.00
#25180

Winchester-Gould, Dennis. (Illus. Jill Adams & Kevin Rowley). CITIZENS OF THE WILDERNESS.

Orange cloth boards. 253pp. No inscriptions. VG condition in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed, light wear, no major tears or loss). Ridgeback. Johannesburg 1984 1st edition. isbn 0620072571
A collection of animal stories, one each about a baboon, a buffalo, a crocodile, a leopard, a mamba snake, a giraffe, and a guinea-fowl. Suitable for young people.
£10.00
#25138

Young, Robert. (Ed). (Eds. Derek Attridge & Peter D. McDonald) INTERVENTIONS.

International Journal Of Post Colonial Studies. Volume 4 No.3 2002. VG condition. Routledge 2002.
Special Topic: J.M. Coetzee's 'Disgrace'. Articles by Peter D. McDonald, David Attwell, Elleke Boehmer, Grant Farred, Mark Sanders, Graham Pechey, Rita Barnard, & Michael Holland.
£20.00
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MINING & ALLIED.

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#24926

McNish, J.T. THE GLITTERING ROAD.

Green cloth boards. 198pp. illustrated large 8vo. No inscription. 4 square corners. eps tanned. a VG copy in lesser dustwrapper (spine faded, wear along top edge, minor loss at bottom of spine). Struik. Cape Town 1970 1st edition.
Kimberley 1874-1876, a new diamond field era began with deeper mines and a need to solve the conflicting interests generated at the time of the rushes and shallow diggings. The prolonged battle for power began with names like Rhodes, Beit, Barnato, Jameson etc in the foreground.
£10.00
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MISCELLANEOUS AFRICANA.

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#25166

Beeton, D.R. & Dorner, Helen. A DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH USAGE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA.

196pp softcover. Dusty marked wraps, contents excellent. Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1979. isbn 0195700627
Lists vocabulary, idiom, and pronunciation used by English speakers in Southern Africa, with guidance to acceptability of vocabulary and usage.
£10.00
#15958

Eichbaum, Julius. SCENARIA.

Bound 19 matching volumes orange cloth boards. Spines fading especially to lower area else VG+ condition, contents Fine. 1977 to 1998. A run of over 20 years from issue 2 to the last issue No.214, with 16 missing (1, 7, 10, 11, 15, 16, 37, 40, 45, 46, 48, 56, 144, 151, 152, 202).
This was South Africa's premier magazine for the performing arts - opera, theatre, ballet, music. Originally quarterly, later monthly. Famed for critical comment on South Africa's performing arts councils, the magazine died with its iconoclastic editor/owner. Does not include the 'special issues'. A window on the golden years of South Africa's performing arts. A unique collection.
£170.00
#24725

Ephesian. LORD BIRKENHEAD.

Being An Account Of The Life Of F.E. Smith, First Earl Of Birkenhead. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 224pp illustrated 8vo. Recased retaining original end papers. some foxing in many places throughout else a sound copy, G-VG condition. Mills & Boon. 1926 2nd edition.
Inscribed to front pastedown thus: "J. Percy Fitzpatrick, Henley Dec 1926".
£40.00
#24607

Fletcher, Jill. THE STORY OF THEATRE IN SOUTH AFRICA.

A Guide To Its History From 1780-1930. Brown paper-covered boards. 160pp illustrated 4to. Large gift inscription ffep hence VG condition only in dustwrapper. Vlaeberg. Cape Town 1994 1st edition. isbn 9780947461287
A richly illustrated history of the theatre, making much use of original research by F.C.L. Bosman. (The dustwrapper erroneously gives the title as 'The Story Of South African Theatre').
£10.00
#25186

Greyvenstein, Chris. SPRINGBOK SAGA.

100 Years Of Springbok Rugby. Centenary Edition. Green cloth boards. 334pp illustrated large 4to. No inscriptions. VG+ condition in dustwrapper (no chips, tears, or loss). Don Nelson 1989 3rd edition. isbn 9781868060573
Includes list of South African international rugby records from 1891 to 1988.
£15.00
#24753

Harris, W. Cornwallis. PORTRAITS OF THE GAME AND WILD ANIMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.

Delineated From Life In Their Native Haunts. Folio 1. A yellow folder with three of the original 6 prints colour on pale yellow card. The folder is foxed and marked but intact sound. The three prints are still in VG condition with the original tissue interleaving and will frame well. Books of Rhodesia 1976.
The three prints are: Rhinoceros Simus, - The Square Nosed Or White Rhinoceros. Equus Burchellii, - Burchell's Zebra. Struthio Camelus. - The Ostrich.
£30.00
#24912

Robbins, David. (Phot. Steve Corner). THE BLUE TRAIN.

A Guide To The World's Most Luxurious Train, And The Routes Which It Travels. Gilt on blue cloth boards. 118pp illustrated colour & b/w photos. oblong 4to. Minor offset to eps else a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, unmarked externally but heavily foxed and showing effects of damp storage inside). Viking / Penguin. London 1993. isbn 9780670847402
A lavishly illustrated history of the Blue Train from its inception to present times covering the service, the carriages, the locomotives, the stations and towns, the traditional and excursion routes.
£10.00
#24709

Tooley, R.V. COLLECTORS' GUIDE TO MAPS OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT AND SOUTHERN AFRICA.

Terracotta cloth boards. Sello offset to front and rear boards. neat owners name to front pastedown. hence VG condition in matching dustwrapper (spine lightly faded and minor wear to head of spine, else very clean with no loss or tears). Carta Press. London 1969 1st edition. isbn 9780904041125
Provides an alphabetical guide for the collector to early printed maps of the continent of Africa or of the southern sub-continent. Gives a brief account of more than one hundred important mapmakers, describing and listing in detail examples of their maps (but excludes those of great rarity) enabling identification. Almost 500 maps described with over 100 full-page illustrations & 6 colour illustrations.
£25.00
#24559

Shaw, Barnabas. (Wesleyan Missionary, Resident In The Country Nearly Twenty Years). MEMORIALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.

Gilt title on spine, blind-stamped ribbed cloth boards. This has at some time been rebound with original spine laid down and retaining original boards. a part of the original is missing on the lower spine. new eps. images on request. J. Mason, Hamilton Adam, & Thomas Riley. London 1841 (Third Thousand).
Inscribed thus: "P.A. Luckhoff from The Revd By. Shaw 3rd August 1847".
£450.00
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NATURAL HISTORY

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#25132

Broadley, Donald G. FITZSIMONS' SNAKES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.

Tan buckram boards. 376pp illustrated. Folio. Owners inscription to front pastedown, top edge spotted and preliminaries tanned, else VG condition in dustwrapper (spine tanned, chipped around head of spine, but no major loss or tears). Delta 1983 revised edition. isbn 0908387040
The definitive study of the 160 species and subspecies of snakes known to occur in the Southern African subcontinent. Illustrated with photographs, colour plates, maps. Includes a chapter on venom and the treatment of snakebite. A full description of every form is provided together with illustrations, synoptic keys, bibliography, field notes and details of colour, size, and distribution.
£40.00
#25157

Dennis, Nigel. & Tarboton, Warwick. WATERBIRDS.

Birds Of Southern Africa's Wetlands. Pale green cloth boards. 137pp illustrated large 4to. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in VG-Fine dustwrapper. Struik 1993. isbn 9781868253371
83 species that occur south of the Zambezi and Cunene rivers. Excellent photographs, (really way above average) and text beyond just descriptive.
£10.00
#25182

Ginn, Peter. & McIlleron, Geoff. WATERBIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.

Printed boards. 143pp illustrated colour photographs. 8vo. Owners signature to half-title page. Boards are lightly rubbed, else a VG copy. Chris van Rensburg 1982. isbn 0908393954
Signed by Author on title page. Covers 96 species for identification, distribution, &c.
£10.00
#25134

Mecenaro, S., Ball, J.B., Edge, D.A., Hamer, M.L., Henning, G.A., Kruger, M., Pringle, E.L., Terblanche, R.F., & Williams, M.C. (Eds). CONSERVATION ASSESSMENT OF BUTTERFLIES OF SOUTH AFRICA, LESOTHO, AND SWAZILAND.

Red List And Atlas. Printed boards. 676pp illustrated. Folio. A Fine copy. Saftronics and the Animal Demography Unit of the University of Cape Town 2013. isbn 9780620553575
Includes description of species, each illustrated, with notes on distribution (with map), habitat, conservation status.
£60.00
#25133

Minter, L.R., Burger, M., Harrison, J.A., Braak, H.H., Bishop, P.J., & Kloepfer, D. (Eds). ATLAS AND RED DATA BOOK OF THE FROGS OF SOUTH AFRICA, LESOTHO, AND SWAZILAND.

Smithsonian Institution SI/MAB Series #9. Printed wraps. 360pp illustrated colour & b/w. 4to. Owners signature inside front wrap. VG+ condition. Smithsonian Institution & the Avian Demography Unit of the University of Cape Town. 2004. isbn 1893912159
Includes description of species, each illustrated, with notes on distribution (with map), habitat, life history, conservation status.
£60.00
#25131

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A., & Manyama, P.A. (Eds). RED LIST OF SOUTH AFRICAN PLANTS 2009.

Strelitzia 25. Red printed boards. 668pp illustrated. Folio. A fine unused copy. SANBI. Pretoria 2009. isbn 9781919976525
Lists all South African plants, each illustrated, giving location with conservation status.
£10.00
#25135

Stuart, Simon., Hoffmann, Michael., Chanson, Janice., Cox, Neil., Berridge, Richard., Ramani, Pavithra., & Young, Bruce. (Eds). THREATENED AMPHIBIANS OF THE WORLD.

Printed boards. 758pp illustrated colour folio. A Fine copy. IUCN, Conservation International, Lynx Edicions. 2008 1st edition. isbn 9788496553415
All 1900 or so species known to be threatened with extinction are covered, including a description of threats to each species and an evaluation of conservation measures in place or needed. Each entry includes a photograph or illustration of the species where available, a distribution map, and detailed information on range, population and habitat and ecology. Introductory chapters present a detailed analysis of the results, complemented by a series of short essays written by many of the world's leading herpetologists. Appendices include annotated lists of lower risk species and a country-by-country listing of threatened amphibians.
£100.00
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POLITICAL & SOCIAL

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#6327

Bethlehem, Ronald William. ECONOMICS IN A REVOLUTIONARY SOCIETY.

Sanctions And The Transformation Of South Africa. Blue cloth boards. tipped-in colour frontis cartoon by Richard Smith. 367pp 8vo. No inscriptions. VG in dustwrapper (rubbed, no chips, loss, or tears). Donker. Craighall 1988 1st edition. isbn 978086852150
Deals with the need for reform to ensure continued economic growth. Focuses on the issues of sanctions amid the then crisis in the world financial system with the negative effects these could pose to the economy and its growth.
£10.00
#25097

Edgar, Robert R. & Sapire, Hilary. AFRICAN APOCALYPSE.

The Story Of Nontetha Nkwenkwe, A Twentieth-Century Prophet. 190pp illustrated paperback. Mint condition. Ohio University Centre for International Studies Africa Series No. 72. Witwatersrand University Press (2000). WUP isbn 1868143376. isbn 9780896802087
The story of the prophet Nontetha in the Eastern Cape in 1918 when the influenza epidemic was sweeping the word. Her preaching that the flu was a punishment from God caused the authorities to silence a troubling voice by committing her to an asylum, first in Grahamstown and then in Pretoria far from her home where she later died in 1935. Sixty years later Robert Edgar located her remains in a pauper's grave and had them relocated for burial in her home village.
£20.00
#25145

Jansen, Jonathan D. KNOWLEDGE IN THE BLOOD.

Confronting Race And The Apartheid Past. 337pp large format paperback. Ex-library, no external signs thereof. text block 'springs'. a clean G++ copy. UCT Press / Stanford University Press 2009. isbn 9781919895208
A look at the effects of social and political change after apartheid as white students experience learning and living alongside black students. Provides insights in dealing with racial and ethnic divisions.
£15.00
#25146

Jansen, Jonathan D. WE NEED TO TALK.

270pp paperback. Ex-library, no external signs thereof. a clean G++ copy. Bookstorm / Pan Macmillan 2011 1st edition. isbn 9781920434168
The contents were originally published in the author's column in The Times where he highlighted the issues confronting South Africa - the issues that we need to talk about such as education, race, identity, state of the nation, leadership, and even sport.
£10.00
#25064

Nkonyeni, Archie S. CAPITALISTS WITHOUT CAPITAL.

A Selection Of Speeches By ... 176pp paperback. No inscription. front wrap has hard crease, hence a Good clean copy. Eastern Cape Technikon 2000. isbn 9780620258326
"... The Hopes, Fears, And Frustrations Of Underprivileged Business In A Society Grappling With The Burning Desire to Transform Itself". At the time of publication Dr Nkonyeni was President of the National African Federated Chamber Of Commerce (NAFCOC).
£20.00
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ZIMBABWE, ZAMBIA, & MALAWI (THE RHODESIAS, NYASALAND, THE FEDERATION)

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#25122

Craven, David. MAPOLISA.

Some Reminiscences Of A Rhodesian Policeman. 174pp paperback illustrated 8vo. VG+ condition. Covos-Day. Roodepoort 1999 1st edition. isbn 978062022522X
Signed by Author "Best Wishes, David Craven" on title page. Author's career in the BSAP spanned 20 years from 1948. Captures a colonial era as the winds of change were beginning to blow across Africa. A story well told of an ordinary policeman getting on with his job.
£16.00
#25115

Godwin, Peter. & Hancock, Ian. `RHODESIANS NEVER DIE'.

The Impact Of War And Political Change On White Rhodesia, c.1970-1980. Printed wraps. 400pp. Ownership signature ffep. overall a G+ copy. Baobab Books. Harare 1996 reprint. isbn 0908311826
Pulls together the differing strands of the story of Rhodesia
£15.00
#25108

MacBruce, James. WHEN THE GOING WAS ROUGH.

A Rhodesian Story. Grey cloth boards. 251pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership embossed stamp on several pages. minor shelfwear else a VG copy in G++ dustwrapper (spine tanned, repaired closed tear at rear top close to spine and a crease along the top edge, no loss). Femina. Pretoria 1983. isbn 090799668X
Tells the story of the people of Manicaland and particularly Umtali, a city that was in the frontline, and how they stood up to years of violence, bloodshed, and hate. Includes publisher's original bookmark listing emergency measures "in the event of an attack on your home or office".
£25.00
#24918

Mathers, E.P. ZAMBESIA.

England's El Dorado In Africa. Being A Description Of Matabeleland, And The Less-Known Adjacent Territories, And An Account Of The Gold Fields Of British South Africa. Light red cloth boards decorated gilt and black. 480pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. eps & edges spotted / tanned. the boards are beautifully bright and unmarked. all in Good dustwrapper (clean but edges worn and with no loss, chips, or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1977. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Silver Series Vol.18. Facsimile of the 1891 King, Sell & Railton / Juta edition with a new Foreword. isbn 0869201638
Author was the Zulu-war correspondent for the Scotsman & Daily News, he founded the Natal Advertiser and the weekly journal South Africa, promoted investment and support for the area and was a determined supporter of Rhodes. Deals with the early concessions and history of the British South Africa Company, a mine of information on matters minor & major.
£30.00
#25120

Smith, Ian Douglas. THE GREAT BETRAYAL.

The Memoirs Of Ian Douglas Smith. Black cloth boards. 418pp illustrated 8vo. Owners signatures to eps. a VG+ copy in matching dustwrapper. Blake. London 1997 1st edition. isbn 9781857821765
Tells the story of his historic Declaration of Independence in 1965 and updates this with the excesses of the marxist dictator Robert Mugabe installed by the British government.
£12.00
#25118

Wigglesworth, Tom. PERHAPS TOMORROW.

Blue cloth boards. 206pp 8vo. Owners signature to eps. a bit of spine-lean. G+ in dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, no chips, loss, or tears). Galaxie Press nd. post 1979. isbn 0869251163
Author was taken hostage by Zanla forces in 1978 and spent 6 months on the trek with them in Mozambique before being released.
£10.00
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TRAVEL & EXPLORATION

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#24749

Adam & Co THE LIFE AND EXPLORATIONS OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE.

Carefully Compiled From Reliable Sources. Half leather over textured cloth boards. 632pp illustrated. 300mm h x 240mm w. binding not contemporary, plain spine with gilt lettering. Externally worn, but a sound copy. one illustration loose. not attractive. images on request. London: Adam & Co London nd.
£80.00
#24620

Bertrand, Alfred AU PAYS DES BA-ROTSI HAUTE-ZAMBEZI.

Voyage D'Exploration En Afrique, Et Retour Par Les Chutes Victoria, Le Matabeleland, Le Transvaal, Natal, Le Cap …. Gilt title dec. green cloth bevelled edge boards. marbled eps and teg. 331pp illustrated 4to. Ownership signature ffep. worn edges & corners, ends of spine. shaken. contents are clean and all plates and maps present. maps are foxed and the first map has some tears to folds. Paris. Librairie Hachette. Paris 1898 1st edition.
" … Ouvrage illustre de 105 gravures et deux cartes". The 1895-1896 expedition was organised with Captain Alfred St. Hill Gibbons, Percy C. Reid, M.F.-D Pirie and the Author. Their route took them from the Cape via Kimberley, Mafeking, and the Makarikari pans to Kazoungoula and the 'Royaume Des ba-Rotsi' in what is now Zambia. They returned to the Cape via Pretoria, Johannesburg, and Durban. This was the first of two expeditions by St. Hill Gibbons to explore and map the upper basin and central course of the Zambesi. Map 2 reproduced from the Royal Geographical Society shows the individual routes taken by Gibbons, Reid, & Bertrand. Appendix 1 comprises various notes on the ba-Rotsi. Appendix 2 comprises notes on the report submitted to the RGS.
£100.00
#24747

De Kock, Victor. BY STRENGTH OF HEART.

Gilt and red decorated white cloth boards. 116pp 8vo. No inscription. minor spotting to edges and eps. a VG copy in lesser dustwrapper (spine tanned. some wear and chips, minor repairs, but no major loss or tears). attractive beneath the dustwrapper. Howard Timmins, Cape Town (1953).
Copy No. 352 of 1500. A history of the Cape of Good Hope before the time of Jan van Riebeeck. The story of the early travellers passing the Cape.
£10.00
#24891

Craw Miss Bella. DIARY OF THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH.

No. 2. A Day-To-Day Account Of A Young Woman Resident In The Town. Printed glossy card wraps, cyclostyled & stapled production. 68pp. 200mm w x 250mm h. No inscriptions G+ condition. Ladysmith Historical Society 1970. 1st edition.
The original edition with black printed white wraps.
£10.00
#25190

Martin, B.W. (Colonel) and others. DIARY OF THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH.

No.4. Unpublished Letters From The Siege … Printed glossy card wraps, cyclostyled & stapled production. 52pp. 200mm w x 250mm h. No inscriptions G+ condition. Ladysmith Historical Society nd.. 1st edition.
"… and an extract from Colonel B.W. Martin's Memoirs entitled "Old Soldiers Never Die". The original edition with black printed white wraps.
£10.00
#25189

Park, C.W. (Lieut.-Colonel of the Devonshire Regiment). DIARY OF THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH.

No.3. Letters From Ladysmith. Printed glossy card wraps, cyclostyled & stapled production. 54pp. 200mm w x 250mm h. No inscriptions. dymo title full length of spine, and dymo author to front wrap. thus a Good sound reading copy. Ladysmith Historical Society. nd. 1st edition.
Letters written during the Siege of Ladysmith by Lieut-Colonel C.W. Park to his wife in India. The original edition with black printed white wraps.
£10.00
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MILITARY (REGIMENTAL HISTORIES, MILITARIA, OTHER WARS IN AFRICA)

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#25106

Lord, Dick. FIRE, FLOOD AND ICE.

Search And Rescue Missions Of The South African Air Force. Black vynide boards. 215pp illustrated colour 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in dustwrapper. Covos Books. 1998 1st edition. isbn 9780620229012
Recounts rescue missions in the Antarctic, Marion Island and the South Atlantic Ocean, Mozambique, the Drakensberg, during the bush wars in Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe. Excellent photographs of operational aircraft.
£70.00
#25124

Van Wyk, At. HONORIS CRUX.

Ons Dapperes. Our Brave. Orange cloth boards. 120pp 8vo. Owners signatures to eps. G+ condition in Good dustwrapper (small brown circular label to bottom of spine, insect attrition along top edge, rubbed, but no other loss or tears). Saayman & Weber. Cape Town 1982. isbn 0797100040
Author interviewed more than 70 recipients of the Honoris Crux, giving condensed versions of the men's stories. English and Afrikaans text.
£10.00
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BORDER WARS (20THC CONFLICTS IN ANGOLA, RHODESIA, MOZAMBIQUE)

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#25130

Badcock, Peter. IMAGES OF WAR.

Brown 'leather' boards. 112pp illustrated. folio. Owners signature ffep. top corners bumped, shelfwear and insect depradations to lower edges, hence G+ condition in dustwrapper (no chips, tears, or loss. circular brown sticker to lower spine, tanned around spine). overall a clean-looking copy. Graham Publishing. Durban 1981. isbn 0620053445
The drawings were originally executed in 2B & 4B pencil on Zanders board. here reproduced with a small verse on the facing page. Authors drawings of the Rhodesian security forces are well detailed, almost photographic. Moving records of the war and memories for those involved and now scattered across the globe.
£20.00
#25112

Breytenbach, Col. Jan. THEY LIVE BY THE SWORD.

Green cloth boards. 272pp illustrated large 8vo. Owners signature ffep. insect attrition along bottom edges, hence G-VG in dustwrapper (general light wear, soft at head of spine, rubbing, impressions from writing on the rear only, no chips, loss, or tears). overall a decent copy, but not for the fastidious. Lemur Books. Alberton 1990 1st edition. isbn 9780620148702
The story of 32 Battalion (South Africa's Foreign Legion) as they out-guerillaed and outfought FAPLA, SWAPO, and the Cubans, and thus the Soviets as well. South Africa was determined not to accept the UN whitewash elections with only SWAPO as the possible beneficiary, and the work of this unit effectively ensured some democracy in Namibia. It is also the inside story of 12 years of bitter bush war in Angola and Namibia by the Author.
£90.00
#25107

Cocks, Chris. FIREFORCE.

One Man's War In The Rhodesian Light Infantry. Black vynide boards. illustrated colour & b/w photos. 8vo. VG+ in VG dustwrapper (lightly rubbed, no chips, tears, or loss). Covos Books. 1999 2nd edition reprint. isbn 9780620215732
Signed by Author on title page. An account of a conscripts three-year's service in 3 Commando of the elite RLI - Rhodesian Light Infantry. He joined aged 18 in 1976 for 12 month's service and then signed on as a regular for another three years.
£45.00
#25113

Heitman, Helmoed-Romer. WAR IN ANGOLA.

The Final South African Phase. Plum cloth boards. 366pp illustrated 8vo. Owners signatures to eps. ff tanned, shelfwear, overall G+ in G+ dustwrapper (worn along top edge, but no major loss or tears). Ashanti. 1999 1st edition. isbn 9780620143707
Covers the 1987-1988 operations, in support of UNITA, in Angola that frustrated FAPLA and their Cuban & Russian advisers, ensuring that the future of the region would not be dominated by them.
£70.00
#25111

Hooper, Jim. KOEVOET!

Grey cloth boards. 236pp illustrated large 8vo. No inscriptions. some insect attack along lower edges else VG in dustwrapper. Southern. Johannesburg 1988 1st edition. isbn 9781868121670
Author, an American journalist, spent 4 months during 1986 with Koevoet, the South West African Police Counter Insurgency Unit, as they fought determined infiltrations by SWAPO into then South West Africa.
£20.00
#25117

Labuschagne, Riaan. ON SOUTH AFRICA'S SECRET SERVICE.

An Undercover Agent's Story. Olive green cloth boards. 304pp illustrated 8vo. feps omitted as often by this publisher. Ownership signature to eps. ff tanned as usual. overall a VG+ copy in dustwrapper. Galago. Alberton 2002 1st edition. isbn 9781919854083
"Reveals sensational details of South Africa's ruthless secret intelligence war …". Author was recruited into the Intelligence Service whilst still a university student.
£15.00
#25119

Reid-Daly, R.F. PAMWE CHETE.

The Legend Of The Selous Scouts. Grey cloth boards. 593pp illustrated 8vo. 4 square corners. VG+ condition in Good dustwrapper (worn, repaired, but no loss). Covos-Day. 1999. Originally published as 'Selous Scouts Top Secret War' by Galago in 1982 as isbn 0620057718. isbn 9780620237567
Signed on title page by Author. Extensive appendices include Roll of Honour, Citations.
£100.00
#25109

Steenkamp, Willem. BORDERSTRIKE!

South Africa Into Angola. Red cloth boards. 266pp. illustrated 8vo. Owner's name on half-title page, embossed stamp in several places. VG condition in G+ dustwrapper (some loss at head of spine and wear around same, else shiny and no other tears or loss). Butterworths. 1st edition Durban 1983.
Accurate accounts of some of the operations involved in Operation Reindeer (May 1978) when South African airmen and soldiers burst over the northern borders of South West Africa - Namibia.
£25.00
#25116

Stiff, Peter. NINE DAYS OF WAR.

304pp paperback illustrated 8vo. Ownership signature eps and embossed stamps. a clean G+ copy. Lemur. Alberton 1991 2nd edition. isbn 9780620148740
"And South Africa's Final Days In Namibia".
£30.00
#25114

Stiff, Peter. THE SILENT WAR.

South African Recce Operations 1969-1994. Red cloth boards. 608pp. illustrated colour & b/w photos, maps, diagrams etc. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy in dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears). Galago. Alberton 1999 1st edition isbn 9780620243001
The definitive book on South African secret operations. Author was given unprecedented access to official documents in 1987 on the basis that an outline would be presented to the Chief of the SADF before publication. However with the change of government in 1994 the author decided to publish without the sanction of the SADF. The first volume of Author's "South Africa Secret Warfare" trilogy, with THE COVERT WAR and WARFARE BY OTHER MEANS being the matching volumes. Signed by Author on title page thus: "To Chris with all best wishes & regards - sorry about the misbound copy. Peter. 13/1/2000 Alberton. Peter Stiff".
£60.00
#25105

Stiff, Peter. WARFARE BY OTHER MEANS.

South Africa In The 1980s And 1990s. Dark green cloth boards. 600pp illustrated colour & b/w photos. 8vo. A Fine copy in matching dustwrapper. Galago. Alberton 2001 1st edition. isbn 9781919854014
Covers Mike Hoare's abortive Seychelles coup attempt; behind-the-scenes cooperation of the SADF with Inkatha & the Witdoekies; and right-wing organisations such as Eugene Terre'Blanche's AWB and General Constand Viljoen's Afrikaner Volksfront. Much of the book relies on oral testimony, and it is the second volume of author's "South Africa Secret Warfare" trilogy, with THE SILENT WAR and THE COVERT WAR being the matching volumes.
£45.00
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FIRST BOER WAR (TRANSVAAL WAR)

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#24900

Norris-Newman, Charles L. WITH THE BOERS IN THE TRANSVAAL AND ORANGE FREE STATE IN 1880-1.

Gilt device on original maroon cloth boards. xvi +387pp + 44pp advts. illustrated folding maps. 8vo. Frittering to head & tail of spine but no loss. front board rubbed, gilt still bright. bookplate to front pastedown (James Hamilton Russell). The large folding Military Map of The Transvaal and two smaller foldout maps of Laing's Nek & Majuba are present. The former is very clean and has one small repaired tear at the edge, the others feature minor foxing but no tears. the hinges are a little strained with the front shaken but sound, the rear parting but strong. overall a fairly sound and clean G-VG copy for its age. W. H. Allen. London 1882 1st edition.
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£100.00
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HUNTING & BIG GAME, CONSERVATION.

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#25094

Harris, Captain William Cornwallis. THE WILD SPORTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.

(Being The Narrative Of A Hunting expedition … ) Green cloth boards. 359pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. shelfwear, minor spine-lean, a hint of tanning. VG condition in matching dustwrapper. a very nice clean copy. Struik. Cape Town 1987. similar to the limited edition of 1963 by the same publisher. A facsimile edition of the 5th edition published by Henry G. Bohn 1852. isbn 9780869773420
" … From The Cape Of Good Hope, Through The Territories Of The Chief Moselekatse, To The Tropic Of Capricorn". Famously, Harris arrived in Algoa Bay via the Cape of Good Hope from India. He then journeyed to Graham's Town then onto Graaf Reinet where he prepared his expedition and left for Kuruman and the far interior.
£20.00
#24959

Patterson, J.H. IN THE GRIP OF THE NYIKA.

Further Adventures In British East Africa. Gilt antelope device in circle to front board, navy cloth boards. teg. 389pp illustrated 8vo. Recased with original boards and spine with new (old) endpapers. booksellers ticket, ownership signature & stamp, a tight copy. overall conservatively VG condition. Macmillan. New York 1909 1st edition.
"In the subsequent pages I have endeavoured to give a plain account of the trials and adventures which befell me on two recent expeditions through the 'nyika', or wilderness, in British East Africa". Written after 'The Man Eaters Of Tsavo' the opening chapter gives an account of several previously unrecorded tales that occurred when building the Uganda Railway.
£120.00
#24726

Patterson, J.H. THE MAN-EATERS OF TSAVO

And Other East-African Adventures. Gilt lion device in circle to front board, navy cloth boards. teg. 346pp illustrated 8vo. Recased with original boards and spine with new (old) endpapers. booksellers ticket, ownership signature, a tight copy. spine marked above title, lion device a little dull, overall VG condition. Macmillan. London April 1910 reprint of 1st edition.
Introduction by F.C. Selous. Author was an engineer in Uganda where the railway construction workers were carried off from their tents at night by lions which saw them as tasty and easy pickings. This East African classic title deals with not only the man-eating lions, but the construction of the Tsavo bridge, observations on hunting, Swahili & Masai tribes, and life in general in East Africa in those times.
£80.00
#25049

Zverev, E.A., Zvereva, Yu. & Mamatchenko, O.V. HUNTING IN AFRICA.

One Day. 314pp illustrated paperback. A Fine unread copy. Tyckapopa 2010. isbn 9785899771569
This is a russian-language text. Many illustrations of interest.
£20.00
#25048

Zverev, E.A., Zvereva, Yu. & Mamatchenko, O.V. HUNTING IN AFRICA.

A Handbook. 327pp illustrated paperback. A Fine unread copy. Tyckapopa 2010. isbn 9785899771545
Inscribed by author thus: "With best wishes & good luck from the authors. ? Zvereva ?". This is a russian-language text. Many illustrations of interest.
£30.00


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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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