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Catalogue of books about Africa Q242 12th September 2016
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Hockly, Harold Edward. THE STORY OF THE BRITISH SETTLERS OF 1820 IN SOUTH AFRICA.Second Enlarged And Revised Edition. Red cloth boards. 284pp illustrated 8vo. Well faded to top of spine and adjacent area of front board. a G+ clean copy but no dustwrapper. Juta 1957 2nd edition.
Chronicles the arrival of the Settlers of 1820 on the shores of Southern Africa & their location on the Eastern Frontier of the old Cape Colony as a buffer against the increasing migration of the Xhosa westwards in the Colony. Includes list of settlers, Roll of Honour, extensive bibliography.
Lubke, R., Gess, F., & Bruton, M. (Eds) A FIELD GUIDE TO THE EASTERN CAPE COAST.Softcover. 520pp illustrated 8vo. A decent clean copy but preliminaries a little loose hence Good condition only. Wildlife Society Grahamstown 1988. isbn 094705815X
Signed by all three authors on title page. Covering the area between Cape St Francis & the Kei River this guide catalogues the fauna and flora of the coast. Extensive appendices.
Lubke, Roy. & De Moore, Irene. (Eds). FIELD GUIDE TO THE EASTERN & SOUTHERN CAPE COASTS.Printed wraps. 559pp illustrated colour & b/w drawings, maps. etc. large 8vo. Univerity of Cape Town 1998 revised 2nd edition. isbn 9781919713038
This extensive guide covers the fauna and flora of the coast between Mossel Bay to the Kei River (extending the area covered westwards from St Francis Bay to Mossel Bay when compared to the earlier edition). Extensive appendices.
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Rattray, Gillian. THE SPRINGING OF THE YEAR.A South African Country Diary. Green on pale yellow boards. 205pp profusely illustrated watercolour paintings. large 4to. No inscriptions. boards a little less than flat, eps & edges foxed, the latter has just crept around the edge of each page , contents otherwise unmarked thus G++ in near VG dustwrapper (foxed inside, no chips, loss, or tears). less than pristine on closer inspection, still smart & clean though. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 1980. isbn 0868500224
The author and her family bought a farm in north-eastern Natal as a retreat from their city life. Over the years she recorded their experiences on the farm and condensed them into a chronicle, not only of their neighbours (one white family and one Zulu family) but beautifully detailed and illustrate observations of the flora and fauna of the area in all the different seasons.
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Agbasiere, Joseph Thérèse. (& Shirley Ardener). WOMEN IN IGBO LIFE AND THOUGHT.With A Biographical Note By Shirley Ardener. Printed wraps. 188pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership signature ffep else a Fine unread copy. Routledge 2000. isbn 9780415227049
A member of the Igbo tribe who became a nun, the author examines kinship practices, marriage customs, and women's responsibilities in the house and community, establishing the tremendous influence that Igbo women wield in public affairs. Igbo ideas about the universe, the person and spiritual considerations are also discussed and shown to be primarily centred around women.
Argyle, John. & Preston-Whyte, Eleanor. (Eds). SOCIAL SYSTEM AND TRADITION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA.Essays In Honour Of Eileen Krige. Brown cloth boards. 251pp 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. slight lean, G+ condition. no dustwrapper. Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1978. isbn 0195700899
Contributions include: John Argyle, Dingiswayo Discovered: An Interpretation Of His Legendary Origins. Mangosutho G. Buthelezi, Early History Of The Buthelezi Clan. Max Marwick, Household Composition And Marriage In A Witwatersrand African Township. Eleanor Preston-Whyte, Families Without Marriage: A Zulu Case Study. Sabita Jithoo, Complex Households And Joint Families Amongst Indians In Durban. John Blacking, Use Of The Kinship Idiom At Some Venda And Zulu Schools. Angela P. Cheater, Bond Friendship Among African Farmers In Rhodesia. W.D. Hammond-Tooke, Do The South Eastern Bantu Worship Their Ancestors? Monica Wilson, Ritual: Resilience And Obliteration. Isaac Schapera, Some Kgatla Theories Of Procreation. Trevor Cope, Towards An Appreciation Of Zulu Folktales As Literary Art. Douglas Mzolo, Zulu Clan Praises. Hilda Kuper, The Monarchy And The Military In Swaziland. Absolom Vilakazi, Problems In African Research And Scholarship.
Argyle, W.J. (Eds Rainer Vossen & Klaus Keuthmann). ON THE MEDIAL CLICKS IN ZULU.Contemporary Studies On Khoisan 1. Paper wraps, 54pp. Gift inscription to front wrap else VG+ condition. Helmut Buske. Hamburg 1987? Quellen zur Khoisan-Forschung 5.1.
Basden, G.T. NIGER IBOSA Description Of The Primitive Life, Customs &c. One-page publisher's sepia printed promotional sheet 218mm high x 142mm wide. Folded once. minor foxing, a little frail along fold. Seeley Service. London (1938).
Suitable for framing.
Bell, Diane,. Caplan, Pat. & Karim, Wazir Jaham. (Eds). GENDERED FIELDS.Women, Men And Ethnography. 260pp paperback. Ownership signature ffep. front wrap has a hard crease top to bottom, hence G+ only. a nice clean copy otherwise. Routledge 1993. isbn 9780415062527
Includes the following articles with reference to Africa: Pat Caplan, Learning Gender: Fieldwork In A Tanzanian Coastal Village. Ifi Amadiume, The Mouth That Spoke A Falsehood Will Later Speak The Truth: Going Home To The Field In Eastern Nigeria.
Benería, Lourdes. WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT.The Sexual Division Of Labor In Rural Societies. Gilt to black spine on brown vynide boards. 257pp illustrated 8vo. Top corners bumped, contents unmarked, a VG copy. no dustwrapper. Praeger 1982. isbn 0030618029
A study prepared for the International Labour Office within the framework of the World Employment Programme. Articles concerning Africa included are: Richard Longhurst, Resource Allocation And The Sexual Division Of Labour: A Case Study Of A Moslem Hausa Village In Northern Nigeria. Zenebeworke Tadesse, The Impact Of Land Reform On Women: The Case Of Ethiopia.
Bennett, Olivia., Bexley, Jo., & Warnock, Kitty. ARMS TO FIGHT, ARMS TO PROTECT.Women Speak Out About Conflict. Printed wraps. 281pp. No inscriptions. VG condition. Panos. London 1995. isbn 9781870670364
Women's testimony regarding the effect of war from many countries and continents. Includes Liberia, Somaliland, Tigray & Uganda as representative of the experiences from the African continent.
Brandel-Syrier, Mia. "COMING THROUGH".The Search For A New Cultural Identity. Black cloth boards. 216pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership signatures ffep. a Good copy in worn dustwrapper. Mc-Graw Hill 1978 1st edition. isbn 0070913358
Provides a contemporary understanding of the changing attitudes, values, and beliefs of South African urban black society, and is based upon an extended study of the elite in a Witwatersrand township.
Buijs, Gina. (Ed). MIGRANT WOMEN.Crossing Boundaries And Changing Identities. Printed white boards. 204pp 8vo. No inscriptions. white boards a little dusty, else a VG copy. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women. Volume 7. Berg. Oxford 1993. isbn 085496729X
Most of the articles had their origins in seminar papers delivered at the Oxford Womens Series seminars held in the Hilary Term of 1990 under the auspices of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women, at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford. Articles of African interest included: Cecillie Swaisland, Female Migration and Social Mobility: British Female Domestic Servants to South Africa 1860-1914. Gina Buijs, Women Alone: Migrants from Transkei Employed in Rural Natal.
Burton, Pauline., Dyson, Ketaki Kushari. & Ardener, Shirley. (Eds). BILINGUAL WOMEN.Anthropological Approaches To Second Language Use. Printed wraps. 198pp. Ownership signature ffep. spine faded, else a sound clean VG copy. Berg 1994 1st edition. isbn 0854968648
Includes one article relevant to Africa: Joan F. Burke, French: No One's Language, Therefore Everyone's Language: Convent Speech In Lower Zaire.
Callan, Hillary. & Ardener, Shirley. (Eds). THE INCORPORATED WIFE.Printed yellow wraps. 229pp. Ownership signature ffep else VG+ condition. Croom Helm / Centre for Cross Cultural Researh on Women. Oxford 1984. isbn 9780709905561
Based upon a 1981 workshop. Of interest to africanists are the following articles: Deborah Kirkwood, The Suitable Wife: Preparation For Marriage In London And Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. and, Settler Wives In Southern Rhodesia: A Case Study.
Caplan, Pat. (Ed). THE CULTURAL CONSTRUCTION OF SEXUALITY.Printed wraps. 304pp 8vo. No inscriptons. a Fine unread copy. Routledge 1995. isbn 9780415040136
Of African interest: Nici Nelson, 'Selling Her Kiosk': Kikuyu Notions Of Sexuality And Sex For Sale In Mathare Valley, Kenya. Gill Shepherd, Rank, Gender, And Homosexuality: Mombasa As A Key To Understanding Sexual Options.
Caplan, Pat. (Ed). UNDERSTANDING DISPUTES.The Politics Of Argument. Printed wraps. 248pp. Ownership signature ffep else a VG+ copy. Berg 1995. isbn 9780854969258
Papers of relevance to Africa include: Christina Johnson, Contesting Corruption Allegations In The Cities Of London And Lagos In The Mid-1950s. David Parkin, Disputing Human Passion: The Negotiation Of The Meaning Of Love Among The Giriama Of Kenya. Pat Caplan, 'Law' And 'Custom': Marital Disputes On Northern Maria Island, Tanzania. Aidan Southall, Courts Of Death Among The Alur of Uganda.
Devisch, René. WEAVING THE THREADS OF LIFE.The Khita Gyn-Eco-Logical Healing Cult Among The Yaka. Printed wraps. illustrated 334pp large 8vo. A Fine unread copy. University of Chicago Press 1993. isbn 9780226143620
For the Yaka of south western Zaire, infertility is a tear in the fabric of life, and the Khita fertility ritual reweaves the damaged strands. Author offers and extended analysis of the Khita cult which leads to an original account of the workings of ritual healing.
Fairhead, James. & Leach, Melissa. SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND POWER.Environmental Knowledge And Policy In West Africa And The Caribbean. 272pp paperback. No inscriptions. a near Fine unread copy. Cambridge University Press 2003. isbn 9780521535663
Authors bring science to the heart of the debates about globalisation, exploring the transformations in global science and its contrasting effects in Guinea, one of the world's poorest countries, and Trinidad, a more prosperous, industrialised, and urbanised island. Focuses on the environment, forestry, and conservation sciences that are central to these countries and which involve resources that many depend upon for their livelihoods.
Guenther, Mathias. TRICKSTERS AND TRANCERS.Bushman Religion And Society. Printed wraps. 279pp large format. Ownership inscription ffep. fading around spine. a VG+ unread copy. Indiana University Press 1999. isbn 0253213444
Following on from Laurens van der Post's complaint that "we seemed to have destroyed the Bushman without ever bothering to find out what sort of person he really was", the author presents information on Bushman groups from all over Southern Africa, derived from both recent ethnographic studies and early missionary writings, focussing on cultural forms as the embodiment of the "bushman's mind and spirit".
Haines, Richard. & Buijs, Gina. THE STRUGGLE FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SPACE.Urbanization In Twentieth-Century South Africa. Printed wraps. 269pp 8vo. Ownership signature ffep else VG condition. The Institute For Social And Economic Research. Special Publication No. 3. University of Durban-Westville 1985. isbn 0949947733
Articles included: M. Padayachee & Richard Haines, Capital Accumulation And The Construction Of Urban Space - An Overview Of Some Aspects Of Urbanization And Urban Space Construction In South Africa 1870-1980. Paul Maylam, Aspects Of African Urbanization In The Durban Area Before 1940. Errol Haarhoff, Contemporary Urban Informal Settlement And Africa Urbanization In The Durban Region: The Role Of The Homeland. Gina Buijs, Divide And Rule: Mechanisms Of Control On A Natal Sugar Estate. Peter Wilkinson & David Webster, Living In The Interstices Of Capitalism: Towards A Reformulation Of The Informal Sector' Concept. Ruth Elizabeth Tomaselli, On The Peripheries Of The Defended Space: Hawkers In Johannesburg. Keyan G. Tomaselli & Mikki van Zyl, The Structuring Of Popular Memory In South African Cinema and Television Texts.
Kuper, Adam. SOUTH AFRICA AND THE ANTHROPOLOGIST.Black cloth boards. 216pp 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep else VG condition in dustwrapper (tanned around spine, no chips, loss, or tears). Routledge & Kegan Paul 1987. isbn 9780710209825
An edited selection of author's essays grouped under the main headings of local politics, marriage and the family, and systems of thought. Also includes a specially written paper on Southern African folklore.
Mair, Lucy. AFRICAN KINGDOMS.Blue cloth boards. 151pp 8vo. Ex-library, showing one stamp on ffep with ownership signature. VG in VG dustwrapper (clipped, fading to spine, no chips, tears, or loss). an attractive copy. Oxford Universiy Press 1977. isbn 019821698X
Bringing together ethnographical and historical evidence the author provides an account of how power was acquired and consolidated in the creation and organisation of the principal African kingdoms. Discusses the ritual surrounding kingship and also the territorial and functional organisations that followed the establishment of kingdoms.
Mair, Lucy. AFRICAN SOCIETIES.Printed wraps. 251pp 8vo. Ownership signature ffep. VG condition. Cambridge University Press 1976. isbn 0521098548
Dealing with numerous societies in sub-saharan Africa unites the discussion and illustration of various analytical concepts used by anthropologists in the study of social systems and the detailed ethnographic study of such societies.
Mair, Lucy. ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIAL CHANGE.Monographs on Social Anthropology No. 38. Printed terracotta wraps. 203pp large format. Ownership signature ffep. a VG copy. London School of Economics. University of London Athlone Press 1971. also isbn 0391002104 & isbn 0485199385 shown on verso. isbn 0485196387
A selection of papers by the Author written between 1936 and 1965 ranging from witchcraft and chieftainship to modern developments in land tenure and more theoretical constructs.
Morris, H.S. THE INDIANS IN UGANDA.Black cloth boards. 230pp 8vo. Ownership signaturer ffep. G++ condition. no dustwrapper. Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1968. isbn 0297761994
The settlement of Indian traders in Uganda is used as an extended case study to illustrate and analyse the principles which underlie complex plural societies.
O'Connell, Helen. (Ed). WOMEN AND CONFLICT.Printed wraps. 58pp illustrated. A Good copy. Oxfam Focus On Gender 2. 1993. isbn 9780855982225
Includes contribution of african interest: Sy, Achta Djibrine. Conflict And The Women Of Chad.
Okely, Judith. & Callaway, Helen. (Eds). ANTHROPOLOGY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY.ASA Monographs 29. 252pp softcover 8vo. Owners signature ffep. VG+ condition. Routledge 1995. isbn 9780415051897
Of African interest: Pat Caplan, Spirits And Sex: A Swahili Informant And His Diary.
Schapera, I. GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN TRIBAL SOCIETIES.Plum cloth boards. 238pp 8vo. Inscriptions to ffep. a G++ copy. no dustwrapper Watts. London 1956.
The Joseph Mason lectures delivered at the University of Birmingham. Based upon his examination of various South African peoples this is a comparative study of systems of government in their traditional forms.
Schildkrout, Enid. PEOPLE OF THE ZONGO.The Transformation Of Ethnic Identities In Ghana. Orange buckram boards. 303pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep else VG+ in lesser dustwrapper (spine faded and worn around head of spine, no loss or tears). contents unmarked. a nice copy. Cambridge Studies In Social Anthropology 20. Cambridge University Press 1st edition 1978. isbn 0521214831
Probes questions of ethnicity, religion, cultural change and national identity in this study of the immigrant community of Kumasi, Ghana's second largest city. Compares first and second generation immigrants - those born in their rural homelands, and those born in Ghana - in terms of their orientation to politics, to kinship, and to community participation. Explores the meaning of ethnic identity for rural and urban born immigrants and establishes certain generalizations about ethnicity based on these comparisons. Discusses the issues of migration, the position of the 'stranger'; questions of cultural change in modern Africa; the 'generational gap' in the African context; questions of citizenship and national identity in Africa today and the emergence of new identities, regional, national and religious. Important not only as a local case study that gives a description of West African urban life but also as a theoretical reconsideration of ethnicity that has application outside the African context.
Schneider, Harold K. THE AFRICANS.An Ethnological Account. Printed wraps. 278pp large format. Ownership inscription ffep. faded around spine. G-VG condition. Prentice-Hall 1981 1st edition. isbn 0130186481
A total ethnographic and ethnological view of Africa, presenting a theoretical framework on which to place ethnological facts. Integrating African materials in terms of a theory of African society this is a readable and interesting account of the people of Africa.
Seddon, David. RELATIONS OF PRODUCTION.Marxist Approaches To Economic Anthropology Red cloth boards. 414pp 8vo. Ownership signature ffep & pastedown. eps show some sello offset else a conservative VG condition in VG dustwrapper (spine faded, no chips, loss, or tears). Cass 1978. isbn 0714630004
Part 2, Fieldwork in Africa, contains the following articles: Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch, Research On An African Mode Of Production. Claude Meillassoux, Kinship Relations And Relations Of Production. Eric Pollet & Grace Winter, The Social Organisation Of Agricultural Labour Among The Soninke (Dyahunu, Mali). Jean-Paul Olivier de Sardan, Marriage Among The Wogo. Marc Augé, Status, Power and Wealth: Relations Of Lineage, Dependence And Production In Alladian Society.
Shipton, Parker. BITTER MONEY.Cultural Economy And Some African Meanings Of Forbidden Commodities. Printed wraps. 94pp 8vo. Ownership signature ffep. VG condition. American Ethnological Society Monograph Series Volume 1. 1989. isbn 0913167290
This book is about some East African farmers in a partly monetized economy and a partly Christianized religious environment who have decided that there are two kinds of money, one good and one evil. The Kenya Luo associate some new forms of exchange with spiritual forces. Money from forbidden transactions is conceived of as barren, and ultimately useless to its owner. But money is ritually transformable between good and evil states.
Singer, André. & Street, Brian V. ZANDE THEMES.Essays Presented To Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard. Black cloth boards. 188pp 8vo. Ownership signature ffep. 4 square corners. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine faded, worn at head of spine, no other chips, tears, or loss). Basil Blackwell. Oxford 1972. isbn 0631138609
Contributions include: Andre Singer, Ethnography And Ecosystem: A Zande Example. Eva Krapf-Askari, Women, Spears And The Scarce Good: A Comparison Of The Sociological Function Of Warfare In Two Central African Societies. Peter Bicknell, Zande Savagery. Mette Bovin, Ethno Terms For Ethnic Groups: Examples From Azande And Kanuri. Brian V. Street, The Trickster Theme: Winnebago And Azande. Garrett Barden, Methods And Meanings. Michael Singleton, Theology, 'Zande Theology' And Secular Theology. Malcolm D. McLeod, Oracles And Accusations Among The Azande.
Stockard, Janice E. MARRIAGE IN CULTURE.Practice And Meaning Across Diverse Societies. Printed maroon wraps. 129pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions, a near-Fine copy. Harcourt College 2002. isbn 9780155063860
Deals with marriage among the !Kung San of Southern Africa, as well as marriage in traditional Chinese society, the historical Iroquois, and the Tibetans (the Nyinba of Nepal).
Stocking, George W. Jr. (Ed). (Hilda Kuper). FUNCTIONALISM HISTORICIZED.Essays On British Social Anthropology. Printed white wraps. 244pp 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep else a Fine unread copy. History of Anthropology Volume 2. University of Wisconsin Press 1984. isbn 0299099040
Includes article by Hilda Kuper: Function, History, Biography: Reflections On Fifty Years In The British Anthropological Condition. This covers her years in Southern Africa from 1927 at Wits University to her leaving South Africa in 1961.
Wilson, Monica. GOOD COMPANY.A Study Of Nyakyusa Age-Villages. Printed wraps. 278pp illustrated b/w photos, tables, maps. 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. wraps tanned. G++ condition. Beacon. Boston 1963
In Southern Tanganyika there is a unique system of villages populated by an age-set of male contemporaries together with their wives and young children rather than a group of kinsmen. The Nyakusu say that in order to enjoy good company that they live with with their contemporaries.
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Bornman, Hans. & Hardy, David. ALOES OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VELD.Grey buckram boards. 297pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. minor marks to front boards hence a VG copy in repaired lesser dustwrapper with some loss. essentially a nice sound clean copy with no dustwrapper. Voortrekkerpers. Johannesburg 1971.
Contains 146 coloured plates with text on facing page giving distribution, description, cultivation.
Court, Doreen. SUCCULENT FLORA OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.A Comprehensive And Authoritative Guide To the Indigenous Succulents Of South Africa … Gilt device on green cloth boards. 224pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. a Fine copy in VG- dustwrapper (a bit worn along top edges, no major tears or loss). contents as new. A.A. Balkema. Cape Town 1981. isbn 0869611216
" … Botswana, South-West Africa / Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe / Rhodesia, & Mozambique Incorporating The Latest Research And Changes In Nomenclature".
Eliovson, Sima. PROTEAS FOR PLEASURE.How To Grow And Identify Them. Green cloth boards. 228pp illustrated colour photos. 4to. Gift inscription ffep. insect attrition inside top edges thus VG only in VG+ dustwrapper. smart-looking copy. Macmillan. Cape Town 4th edition 1976. isbn 0869540068
A revised and updated edition with excellent photographs and definitive information for the horticulturist. Botanical names brought up to date and 98 colour photographs.
Giddy, Cynthia. & Jeppe, Barbara. CYCADS OF SOUTH AFRICA.Green cloth boards. 122pp illustrated colour large 4to. Gift inscription ffep. sello offset to eps hence a VG- copy in dustwrapper (worn, rubbed, faded around spine, no major loss or tears). a sound and clean copy if considerably less than pristine. Purnell. Cape Town 1974 1st edition. isbn 0360002749
Each of the 29 species are described in terms of stem, leaves, seeds, & cones. Each is illustrated.
Gledhill, Eily. VELDBLOMME VAN OOS-KAAPLAND.Printed boards. 276pp. illustrated colour plates and b/w drawings. maps on eps. 8vo. No inscription. white boards showing light tan and a few marks. a VG copy with unmarked contents. Provincial Administration. Cape Town 1981 2nd edition. isbn 0798401079
Reynolds, Gilbert Westacott. THE ALOES OF SOUTH AFRICA.Gilt device on green cloth gilt boards, 526pp, illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, indexed. 4to. No inscriptions. VG+ condition in lesser dustwrapper (sello offset inside, protected and no chips, tears, or loss). an attractive clean copy. A.A. Balkema. photolitho reprint Cape Town 1970.
A re-issue of the first 1963 edition with addendum on name changes and new species. 636 illustrations including 31 in colour. The definitive work on South African aloes.
Reynolds, Gilbert Westacott. THE ALOES OF TROPICAL AFRICA AND MADAGASCAR.Gilt device on green cloth gilt boards, 537pp, illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, indexed. 4to. No inscriptions. sello offset to rear board. VG in protected dustwrapper (sello offset to inside, only showing through on close inspection, spine fading, general wear but no major loss or tears). a decent clean sound copy. The Trustees The Aloes Book Fund. Mbabane Swaziland 1966.
The definitive work on aloes in tropical Africa.
Vogts, Marie. SUID-AFRIKA SE PROTACEACEAE.Ken Hulle En Kweek Hulle. Dark grey cloth boards. 240pp illustrated colour photos. 4to. No inscriptions. minor shelfwear else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (minor wear, no chips, loss, or tears). attractive copy. Struik. Cape Town 1982 1st edition thus. isbn 0869771531
Afrikaans text edition. Profusely illustrated this edition should not be confused with the earlier 1958 edition. This one is the preferred edition by far with photographs by Colin Paterson-Jones. Includes loose pamphlet 'Practical Guide To The (Sudbury) pH Tester'
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Fairbridge, Kingsley. THE STORY OF KINGSLEY FAIRBRIDGE BY HIMSELF.Brown dec tan cloth boards. 184pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership signature to half-title page. spine marked, a sound and clean G+ copy. no dustwrapper. Oxford University Press 1938 illustrated edition.
Fairbridge was born in Grahamstown, South Africa, and educated at St Andrew's College until the age of 11 when the family moved to Rhodesia. He was the founder of a child emigration scheme to the British colonies, chiefly to Australia, and of the Fairbridge Schools that were later established there. He was also known as a poet.
Jackson, P.B.N. THE ENGLISH BASKET.Printed wraps. illustrated 425pp. No Inscription. spine worn, front wrap creased, contents excellet, hence overall a G+ copy. Self 2010. isbn 978062046686
The author was a descendent of the Natal Byrne Settlers. This autobiography covers the many years when he was a fisheries officer in East Africa, and later involved in fisheries research in South Africa.
Mangcu, Xolela. BIKO.A Biography. 348pp paperback. No inscription. VG+ condition. Tafelberg 2012. isbn 9780624054139
Includes Nelson Mandela's "A Tribute To Steve Biko". A more detailed study of Steve Biko than preceding works.
Meer, Fatima. HIGHER THAN HOPE. MANDELA.The Biography Of Nelson Mandela. 472pp illustrated paperback. No inscriptions. G+ condition. Institute for Black Research. Madiba Publishers revised 2nd edition. nd. isbn 9780620146968
The original 1988 edition was written without access to Nelson Mandela. This revised edition has the corrections made by Mandela himself plus several new chapters based upon personal interviews with him.
Smith, Rosemary. SWIMMING WITH COBRAS.169pp paperback. A near Fine copy. Modjaji 2011. isbn 9781920397371
Inscribed by Author thus: "For xxxx - a long time friend. with love, Rosemary". Autobiography of a life in Grahamstown. As a social worker the Author found herself dealing with forced removals, detentions, and the full force of the apartheid ruling of the time.
Turkington, Kate. THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN SURFACE.277pp paperback. No inscription. dib on top edge of textblock else an attractive VG copy. Penguin. Parktown 1998. isbn 9780140267549
Author, a confessed cynic and non believer, onetime well-known SABC television talk-show host, shares the the experiences of her spiritual journey that lead to acknowledging "the interconnectedness of all things".
Wolvaardt, Pieter. A DIPLOMAT'S STORY.Apartheid And Beyond. 1969-1998. Printed wraps. 336pp softcover. illustrated colour & b/w plates. 8vo. A Fine unread copy. Galago. Alberton 2005. isbn 9781919854151
Signed by Author on title page. The author spent 29 years with the Department of Foreign Affairs. A personal view of the events that unfolded during his various postings. This includes the 1979 kidnap and murder of ambassador Eddie Dunn in El Salvador. Initially posted to London & Lisbon, Author spent most of these years in various parts of South & Central America.
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Adler, M., Brighton., & Van der Mescht, H. PRACTICAL TEACHING. ENGLISH LITERATURE.How To Teach Grades 8-12. Printed wraps. 224pp illustrated 4to. CD in rear pocket. A Fine unused copy. CD still sealed. Oxford University Press 2013. isbn 9780195997064
A practical guide that empowers Home and First Additional English Language teachers with knowledge and skills to teach literature with confidence. The CD provides teacher resources such as Power-Point® presentations, printable worksheets, answers, lesson plans, and more).
Dennill, Kathleen., King, Laetitia., & Swanepoel, Trinette. ASPECTS OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA.Printed blue wraps. 207pp 8vo. Ownership signature ffep else a VG copy. Thompson 1999 2nd edition. isbn 9781868640119
Covers a range of topics from international trends in the implementation strategies of primary health care to information regarding the transformation of the health system in South Africa. Attention is given to the principles on which the Unified National Health System of South Africa is based.
Kark, Sidney & Emily. PROMOTING COMMUNITY HEALTH.From Pholela To Jerusalem. Printed green wraps. 254pp illustrated 8vo. VG+ condition. Witwatersrand University Press 1999. isbn 9780868143160
Early practitioners of community oriented primary health care they established Pholela Health Unit in KwaZulu-Natal in 1940 and following that some 40 of a planned 400 health centres were founded. Describes their work until the destruction of the movement by the apartheid government. Unable to pursue their work in South Africa the Karks pursued their work for 4 decades in Israel.
Le Roux, Cheryl. OUR ENVIRONMENT, OUR STORIES.A Collection Of Case Stories Of Environmental Education Research In Southern Africa. Printed wraps. 238pp illustrated small 4to. No inscriptions. VG-F condition. University of South Africa (UNISA). nd. isbn 0620338334
A selection to showcase environmental education research in the SADC context. Provides students and researchers with material on which to reflect and benefit from the experiences of others by sharing in the knowledge and various approaches.
Robertson, Sally-Anne. IN PURSUIT OF QUALITY.Kenton 1995. Printed wraps. 249pp large format. No inscription. a VG+ copy. Juta 1996. isbn 9780702139048
The Kenton Conference is the annual colloqium of the critical educational community in South Africa. The 17 papers included represent a sampling of issues which emerged at the 1995 conference.
Rossouw, Deon. (Ed). INTELLECTUAL TOOLS.Skills For The Human Sciences. Printed green wraps. 193pp 8vo. No inscription. VG+ unread copy. Van Schaik 2003 2nd edition. isbn 9780627025389
Provides students in the Human Sciences with the skills needed to succeed with their reading, writing, research, and projects.
Rossouw, J.P. LABOUR RELATIONS IN EDUCATION.A South African Perspective. 144pp softcover 8vo. A Fine unread copy. Van Schaik 2004. isbn 9780627025662
A guide to labour relations in the South African education environment. In addition to answering all sorts of questions directly related to that, it addresses labour issues that have to be resolved if a climate conducive to effective teaching and learning is to be established in all South African schools.
Squelch, Joan. & Lemmer, Eleanor. EIGHT KEYS TO EFFECTIVE SCHOOL MANAGEMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA.186pp softcover. No inscription. creased top corner of front wrap. G-VG condition. Southern 1994. isbn 9781868125081
Dealing with eight key aspects this readable and practical workbook presentS a range of ideas, strategies, and skills for principals, teachers, and management to build and maintain effective schools.
Swartz, Leslie. CULTURE AND MENTAL HEALTH.A Southern African View. Printed green wraps. 326pp 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1998.
Local case studies and international research are used to explore the challenges facing mental health workers in a diverse and interconnected world. Explores cultural bias, language barriers, and economic disparities on mental health practices in Southern Africa. Topics of global concern such as anxiety, depression, somatization, and chronic mental illness are also analysed. Demonstrates that effective mental health workers think culturally in this rapidly changing world.
Van Deventer, I. & Kruger, A.G. (Eds). AN EDUCATOR'S GUIDE TO SCHOOL MANAGEMENT SKILLS.Printed wraps. No inscription. VG+ condition. Van Schaik 2003. isbn 9780627025303
Aims to provide education leaders and managers with practical school-based directives. Focuses on four aspects: How to develop excellence in schools, Leadership and management skills, Motivational skills, School management issues.
Van Tonder, C.L. ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE.Theory And Practice. 253pp softcover. 8vo. No inscriptions. crease to lower corner rear wrap and adjacent ff hence VG condition only. Van Schaik 2006 isbn 9780627025686
Waghid, Yusef. AFRICAN(A) PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION:Reconstructions And Deconstructions. 262pp paperback. A Fine copy. Stellenbosch University 2005. isbn 9780620340779
A selection of essays exploring major questions. Can or should education be Africanised? Can universal and particular concepts of education co-exist? Does ubuntu and communalism have anything to offer educational transformation?
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Böhmke, Heinrich. SARIE.242pp paperback. New Mint copy. Martial 2016. isbn 9789991681610
Inscribed "Best Regards" by Author. "A murderous cocktail of sex, greed, and post-modern South African racial psychosis" (Riaan Malan). Unique among modern novels this sees the protagonist enter into Fables Bookshop, Grahamstown, and purchase a book! Magical realism in action!
Bosman, Herman Charles. COLD STONE JUG.A Chronicle: Being The Unimpassioned Record Of A Somewhat Lengthy Sojourn In Prison. 189pp softcover. No inscriptions. ff tanned else VG condition. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1991. isbn 9780798129176
Iin 1926, Bosman visited his family in Johannesburg. During an argument, he shot and killed his stepbrother. Bosman was sentenced to death for the crime and sent to death row at the Pretoria Central Prison. His sentence was later reduced to ten years with hard labour. In 1930 he was released on parole after serving half his sentence. His prison experiences formed the basis for this semi-autobiographical book.
Bosman, Herman Charles. (Comp. Valerie Rosenberg). RAMOUTSA ROADAnd Other Recollected Stories. 165pp paperback. No inscription. spine just fading, a G-VG copy. Ad Donker 1989. isbn 9780868521695
Compiled, with an introduction and notes, by Valerie Rosenberg. The stories published here span over 20 years of Bosman's adult writing career. Many were published in obscure magazines of the 1930s such as Touleier, Sjambok, & Trek, and are reproduced here for the first time.
Eaton, Tom. THE DE VILLIERS CODE.224pp paperback VG+ condition. Penguin 2005. isbn 9780143024996
"The Catholic Church knows nothing about this book, it has almost nothing to do with the secret of Christ's bloodline, no one has tried to have this book banned, and it's not likely to be turned into a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks".
Fugard, Athol. TSOTSI.A Novel. 167pp paperback. No inscription. ff tanned else a VG copy. Donker 1989. isbn 9780868521411
Gledhill, Dick. SONG OF DEATH.2132pp paperback. No inscription. ff tanned. tight VG copy. Covos Day 2001 isbn 9781919874029
Author was born in Kenya. Later served in the Rhodesian Light Infantry.
Gräbe, Ina. & Ryan, Rory. JOURNAL OF LITERARY STUDIES.Volume 5 Number 2. June 1989. Printed wraps. 8vo. Faded inked 'FOE' at top of front wrap else VG condition. Haum 1989.
Special issue on J.M. Coetzee's "FOE". Articles by: Teresa Dovey, The Intersection Of Postmodern, Postcolonial, And Feminist Discourse in J.M. Coetzee's 'Foe'. Annamarie Carusi Foe, The Narrative And Power. Ina Gräbe, Postmodern Narrative Strategies In 'Foe'. Michael Marais, The Deployment Of Metafiction In An Aesthetic Of Engagement In J.M. Coetzee's 'Foe'. Catherine Glenn-Lauga, The Hearley Text: Sea Shells On The Sea Shore. Marianne de Jong, Shorter Papers And Discussion At The Seminar On 'Foe'.
Maclennan, Don. THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY.Printed wraps. Minor marks, VG+ condition. Self. nd. c.2008? isbn 9780868104461
Inscribed by Author thus: "Hennie, Thank you for all your help and friendship, Don, 11/6/2008". A collection of verse.
McDermott, John. A SOLEMN & JOYOUS CELEBRATION OF LIFE & LOVE & DEATH.Printed wraps. 61pp stapled. Fine condition. Self 2009.
Inscribed by author inside front wrap. A book of verse.
Robinson, David. REFLECTIONS OF A SURFING PROFESSOR.Printed yellow wraps. 154pp. VG+ condition. Self 2005.
Nicely inscribed by Author. a philosophical novel based around surfing as a metaphor for life.
Thesen, Hjalmar. THE WAY BACK.159pp paperback. No inscriptions. VG condition. David Philip. Cape Town 1993. isbn 0864862547
'Curious' the cat is accidentally transported far from home and undertakes his own 'incredible journey' to return to his mistress. For the young at heart and the cat lover.
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Goldmann, Charles Sydney. THE FINANCIAL STATISTICAL AND GENERAL HISTORYOf The Gold And Other Companies Of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Gilt title on maroon cloth boards. 271pp + 30pp + 69pp + advts. Owners signature in several pages "Arthur B. Sawyer May 1894" to fep and title page. stamp "withdrawn Johannesburg Public Library". Spine shows energetic insect depradations, but title at top unaffected. ff tanned but a sound copy complete with excellent foldout map (lightly tanned, no tears). Effingham Wilson / Argus Printing & Publishing 1892.
Provides General Information (embracing names of companies, capital, offices, officials), General History (financial and mining), Dividend Tables, Statistical Tables (showing gold returns, average yield of ore &c), and appendix with some updated information.
Roberts, Brian. KIMBERLEY: TURBULENT CITY.Printed wraps, 413pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. spine shows reading creases, G++ condition. David Philip Cape Town, 1984. 2nd impression. isbn 0949968625
Contents: Part One: Discovery. The First Finds, The River Diggings, The Diamond Farms., Part Two: Shanty Town. 'A Gentleman's Diggings', Dust Drought And Flies, A Collection Of Characters, Governor Southey, The Black Flag rebellion, Civic Beginnings, Enter Doctor Jim, Company Mining., Part Three: Progress And A Threat, I.D.B 201, The Geat Strike And Smallpox, The Railway Arrives, Amalgamation., Part Four: A New Era. The Fifth Mine, The Exhibition, Preludes To War, Beseiged, 'Who Is To Take His Place?'. Mayor Oppenheimer. Capital Of The Northern Cape.
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Adams, Wendy. (Ed). HOUSES FOR AFRICA.An Inspirational Source Book For Building And Furnishing Your Own Home. Printed glossy boards. 272pp 4to. No inscription. VG+ condition. Emden nd. isbn 9780958392259
Includes 40 Original House Plans. Includes source-guide for features and services used to create and furnish the actual houses shown.
Beckett, Denis. TREKKING.In Search Of The Real South Africa. 215pp softcover. No inscription. VG condition. Penguin 1996. isbn 9781140264811
Cumpsty, John S. RELIGION AS BELONGING.A General Theory Of Religion. Printed plum wraps. 479pp 8vo. Ownership signature ffep. spine fading else VG+ condition. University Press of America 1991. isbn 0819183589
Author is from the Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town.
F.A.K. NUWE F.A.K.-SANGBUNDEL.Orange cloth boards. 518pp large 8vo. Several faint stamps. clean and bright condition. G-VG condition. no dustwrapper. Nasionale Boekhandel 1969.
388 Afrikaans songs with words and music.
Goosen, Margaret. & Klugman, Barbara. (Eds). THE SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN'S HEALTH BOOK.Printed wraps. 516pp illustrated small 4to. No inscriptions. front wrap creased, contents excellent. G++ condition. Oxford University Press 1996. isbn 9780195712544
A comprehensive handbook on women's health across our many cultures and communities. Chapters on gender, culture, healthy living, violence, work, disability, sexuality, reproductive health, fertility control, pregnancy and childbirth, ageing, and alternative medicine.
Mitchell, P. THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.Softcover 515pp small 4to. No inscriptions. wraps lightly rubbed, contents unmarked, VG condition. Cambridge University Press 2002. African edition. isbn 9780521533843 isbn 0521633079
A comprehensive modern synthesis of the sub-continent's archaeology, offering a detailed view of three million years of Southern African pre-history.
Vilakazi, Absolom., Mthethwa, Bongani., & Mpanza, Mthembeni. SHEMBE.The Revitalisation Of African Society. 165pp paperback. Eps foxed and ff tanned. externally very bright. overall VG condition. Skotaville. Johannesburg 1986. isbn 0947009086
Presents the theology of the (Isaiah) Shembe Church with its aim to regenerate African society. The African Reformation, either ignored by Christian writers or treated as an aberration, regards the white mission churches as apostate and agents of Western imperialism. The african has learnt the basic premise of Protestantism, the right to interpret the bible as he understands it and organise a new purified society on this basis.
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Owen, D.F. TROPICAL BUTTERFLIES.The Ecology And Behaviour Of Butterflies In The Tropics With Special Reference To African Species. Blue cloth boards. 214pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. minor insect attrition around top edges, eps only foxed, a near VG copy in G+ dustwrapper (wear & marks to faded spine, no loss or tears). Oxford University Press 1971. isbn 0198573510
Concentrates on African butterflies in the tropical zone. Considers the relation of butterflies to agriculture and conservation.
Van Son, G. THE BUTTERFLIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA.Part 1. Papilionidae And Peiridae. Memoir No. 3, October 1949. Grey paper wraps. 237pp + 41plates with text opposite. Sello offset to feps. ownership signature ffep. wraps fading to tan. contents unmarked. sound clean G++ copy. Swets & Zeitlinger. Amsterdam 1970 reduced format reprint of original Transvaal Museum edition 1949.
Part 1 of the 3-part taxonomic, morphological and faunistic review of the Southern African butterflies largely based upon material in the Transvaal Museum.
Williams, John G. A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BUTTERFLIES OF AFRICA.Olive green cloth boards. 238pp illustrated coloured plates. 8vo. Owners signature ffep. a clean sound G++ copy. no dustwrapper. Collins 1969.
Illustrates 436 of the more common species in Africa south of the Sahara, but excluding Madagascar.
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Chambers, Robert. RURAL DEVELOPMENT.Putting The Last First. Dark green wraps. 246pp. Ownership signature ffep else VG+ condition. Longman 1999. isbn 9780582644437
"The extremes of rural poverty in the Third World are an outrage". The author challenges preconceptions dominating rural development. The central theme is that rural poverty is often unseen of misperceived by outsiders, those who are not themselves rural and poor. Much material is relevant to Africa.
De Wet, Chris. MOVING TOGETHER, DRIFTING APART.Betterment Planning And Villagisation In A South African Homeland. Printed white wraps. 253pp 8vo. VG+ condition. Witwatersrand University Press 1995. isbn 9781868142842
Gift inscription from Author inside front wrap. Focuses on two rural village in the Keiskammahoek district of the Ciskei, analysing and comparing the very different ways in which they experienced the same government-initiated resettlement programme. A socio-economic analysis of the consequences of the resettlement that took place when rural people in the 'homeland' areas were moved into concentrated villages as part of the former government's Betterment Planning policy.
Du Preez, Max. A RUMOUR OF SPRING.South Africa After 20 Years Of Democracy. 294pp large format softcover. No inscripton. ff tanned, a VG+ copy. Zebra 2014 reprint. isbn 9781770225435
Despite numerous multi-kilogram publications reviewing this matter in recent years, level-headed journalist and political analyst author Max Du Preez cuts to the core on how we got here, what here actually is, and where we might be headed. Will it get better? Supplies analysis and answers.
Maré, Gerhard. & Hamilton, Georgina. AN APPETITE FOR POWER.Buthelezi's Inkatha And South Africa. Printed chocolate wraps. illustrated 261pp. Ownership signature ffep. ff tanned else a VG+ copy. Ravan Press 1987. isbn 9780869753132
A study of Inkatha and the politics of 'loyal resistance'.
Ramphele, Mamphela. CONVERSATIONS WITH MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS.224pp paperback. No inscription. a VG+ copy. Penguin 2013. isbn 978014353041
Author is a leading South African academic, businesswoman, doctor, and former anti-apartheid activist. In her 'conversations' she responds to the growing despair of young South Africans about the cracks that appear in our system of governance. She shows how successive post-apartheid governments have betrayed the nation for a culture of impunity where corruption goes unmarked and accountability has been swept aside. Confronting growing inequality she urges young South Africans to take control of their rights and responsibilities.
Singh, Anand. INDIANS IN POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA.Black cloth boards. 190pp 8vo. Ownership signature ffep. VG-Fine in dustwrapper. Concept 2005. isbn 9788180692260
This study examines perceptions of and responses to transformation among the peoples of Indian origin in the contexts of the debates around race, class, ethnicity, and civil society in post-apartheid South Africa. Focussing on the issues of historical and contemporary interest it discusses at length the problems of informal settlements, the business opportunities that give rise to the ongoing feud between Indian bus owners and African taxi owners, the alleged deterioration in education, the increased desire by youngsters to work overseas, and also of families to emigrate in order to escape a deteriorating political situation.
Stadler, Alf. THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF MODERN SOUTH AFRICA.Printed wraps, 197pp 8vo. Ownership signature ffep. ff tanned else a VG copy. David Philip / Croom Helm 1989. isbn 0709923317. isbn 9780864860712
Author argues that South African politics reflects the changing ways in which the region has been incorporated into the world economy. He traces the effects of industrialisation through Verwoerdian control influx control policies to liberal reform proposals on the system of apartheid.
Swanepoel, Hennie. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.Putting Plans Into Action. Printed wraps. 229pp. Ownership inscription ffep. VG condition. Juta 1997 3rd edition.
A practical guide illustrated with actual experiences, case stories, etc. Of value to practitioners and students alike.
Swan, Maureen. GANDHI.The South African Experience. 310pp softcover. Ownership signature ffep. eps & edges tanned. externally very bright, overall G-VG condition. Ravan Press 1985 1st edition. isbn 0869752324
Challenges the orthodox account of Gandhi as the 'leader' who proceeded to organise, unite, and lead a hitherto demoralised and apolitical Indian community. Demythologizes Gandhi who emerges as a real and complex political figure with this new perspective bringing forward the role of other participants in shaping a political movement which was to outlive his departure.
Wolvaardt, Pieter., Wheeler, Tom., & Scholtz, Werner. (Comp). FROM VERWOERD TO MANDELA.South African Diplomats Remember. Volume 1. The Wild Honey Of Africa. 332pp paperback illustrated 4to. A Fine unread copy. Crink. (2010). isbn 9780620454582
Signed by Pieter Wolvaardt on title page. The stories of many apartheid-era diplomats - at once serious, factual, and personal. Covers from the 1960's to shortly after the changes of 1994. This volume deals with the Department of Foreign Affairs engagement with contact and cooperation with, among many others, Angola, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Equatorial Guineau, Somalia, Zambia, and the TBVC 'countries'., to the long road to independence for Namibia.
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Anderson, Mark Robert Dunbar. BLUE BERG. BRITAIN TAKES THE CAPE.An Account Of The 1806 Battle Of Blauuwberg And The Participants As Well As The Causes Leading Up To This, The Second Occupation Of The Cape By The British. Argent on blue cloth boards. 207pp illustrated colour & b/w plates. 4to. Mint condition. a new unread copy. Self published. Cape Town 2008. isbn 9780620413367
The Battle of Blaauwberg, also known as the Battle of Cape Town was fought near Cape Town on 8 January 1806. A small but significant military engagement. It established British rule in South Africa. This work presents a full account of the events and history leading to the battle and the aftermath thereof. Thoroughly researched this sets the scene at the Cape and then details the battle per se, the Generals, the British & Dutch regiments. This is the only work extant on this battle published in English.
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Adamson, Joy. BORN FREE.A Lioness Of Two Worlds. With Extracts From George Adamson's Letters. Printed boards. 160pp. illustrated large 8vo. A G+ copy in dustwrapper ( worn around head and tail of spine but no major loss or tears). Collins & Harvill Press 1960 1st edition.
The story of the extraordinary relationship with a Kenya lioness, established over a number of years.
Adamson, Joy. FOREVER FREE.Elsa's Pride. Printed boards. 192pp illustrated large 8vo. Some date stamps and inscription to half-title page else a G++ copy in dustwrapper (clipped, heavily spotted internally but externally still very clean, no chips, loss, or tears). Collins & Harvill Press 1962 1st edition.
Tells the story of the last month of Elsa's life and of what happened to the cubs after they had lost their mother, and of their move to the Serengeti where they had been offered a new home and experienced new adventures.
Adamson, Joy. LIVING FREE.The Story Of Elsa And Her Cubs. Printed boards. 146pp illustrated large 8vo. A G+ copy in dustwrapper (major insect attrition along top edge, worn around head and tail of spine but no major loss or tears). Collins & Harvill Press 1961.
The continuation of George and Joy Adamson's relationship with Elsa (Born Free), from the time of her mating with a wild lion until her cubs were a year old.
Baldwin, William Charles. (Illus. James Wolf and J.B. Zwecker). AFRICAN HUNTING AND ADVENTUREFrom Natal To The Zambesi Including Lake Ngami, The Kalahari Desert &c From 1852 To 1860. Blue calf boards, 6 gilt panels to spine. marbled eps and edges. 451pp illustrated 8vo. A good copy only. rubbed and worn, one plate loose, several ownership stamps. complete with fold-out map. Richard Bentley. London 1963 2nd edition.
William Charles Baldwin has an honoured place in the gallery of Africa's white hunters of the nineteenth century. Arriving in Durban in 1851 he became one of this continent's great travellers, journeying between 12000 and 15000 miles with his wagons during the last three years of his wanderings. In 1860 he earned the distinction of becoming the second known European to reach the Victoria Falls on the Zambezi river.
Patterson, J.H. IN THE GRIP OF THE NYIKA.Further Adventures In British East Africa. Gilt camel device in circle to front board, navy cloth boards. 389pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. worn at top of front joint, damp damage to 10% of front board. Macmillan. New York 1910.
"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.
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