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Catalogue of books about Africa Q244 6th August 2017

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WESTERN CAPE

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#25646

Barnard, Madelaine. CAPE TOWN STORIES.

175pp paperback 8vo. VG condition. Struik 2007. isbn 9781868729401
Over 50 stories about Cape Town and its many unique characters - legendary and real, historical and modern, human and canine - and the places where they wove their magic. All the favourite stories between the same two covers! Freelance journalist author lives in Cape Town.
£6.00
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EASTERN CAPE

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#25602

Blain, Maud. BATHURST METHODIST CHURCH.

A Short History 12pp stapled booklet. illustrated. VG condition. nd. (1978?).
Illustrates the history of the church. Includes list of ministers appointed to the Bathurst circuit. AIRMAIL worldwide at standard rate.
£10.00
#25631

Harradine, Margaret. PORT ELIZABETH.

A Social Chronicle To The End Of 1945. Blue vynide boards. 304pp illustrated 4to. No inscription. VG condition in Good only dustwrapper (creased and tears to top edges and spine but no major loss). Waltons. Port Elizabeth 1994 1st edition. isbn 0620190043
Author was the head Africana librarian in the Port Elizabeth City Libraries for many years. Contains a detailed chronology of events in Port Elizabeth from 1488 to 1945 with a brief biographical section relating to names mentioned in the former, photographs, maps, and a detailed index. Publication celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publisher. An excellent compendium with many illustrations.
£25.00
#25695

Hook, Major. WITH SWORD AND STATUTE.

(On The Cape Of Good Hope Frontier). Gilt title on blind stamped red cloth boards. 434pp illustrated 8vo. Neat ownership inscription front pastedown, light foxing throughout particularly preliminaries, front hinges parting to mull but still sound, rear hinge starting but tight. spine a little sunned, soft at head and tail of spine, still a clean-looking copy, G-VG condition. Juta 1907. Republished with additions and further photos.
A personal memoir of a 19thC life in service as a military man, and later as a magistrate, mainly in the Eastern Cape, and including taking part in many military events with the Frontier Armed Mounted Police (FAMP, joined in 1855) and the Cape Mounted Rifles (CMR). This provides interesting insights into the times. He saw and gave service throughout the Eastern Cape, Free State, and Basutoland.
£800.00
#23250

Jones, E. Morse. THE LOWER ALBANY CHRONICLE.

Six vols. Part One. 1806-1825. Part Two. 1826-1840. Part Three 1841-1850. Part Four 1851-1855. Parts Five & Six 1856-1900. Index 1809-1900. Printed white wraps. A5 format. As new copies. Lower Albany Historical Society 2002-2004. isbn 0620291648 0620291656 0620294973 0620294981 062029129X 0620325003 isbn 0620291648
Provides a chronological survey of happenings in the areas around Bathurst and Port Alfred. Culled from books, letters, diaries, notebooks, periodicals, ms. etc. with notes, index, list of sources. Events such as births, deaths, marriages, christenings, sales, military and commercial activity, and much more. Gives a detailed picture of the happenings in these areas on a day by day basis. A new edition of this standard work. Previously unpublished, parts 5 & 6 have been prepared from the original notes of the Authors with the addition of a newly prepared index of names.
£60.00
#25568

Keppel-Jones, Arthur. PHILIPPS, 1820 SETTLER.

His Letters, Edited By Arthur Keppel-Jones In Consultation With Philipps' Great-Granddaughter, E.K. Heathcote. Gilt on navy cloth boards. 371pp. b/w photo frontis. maps on eps. genealogy table. Ownership inscription ffep. edges spotted. bumped at top of spine. four square corners. a G++ copy in dustwrapper (complete but torn to front, repaired). Shuter & Shooter. Pietermaritzburg 1960.
Letters from 1820 through to 1830. Some of the letters were published in "Scenes And Occurrences In Albany And Caffer-Land, South Africa" (Marsh 1827). Thomas Philipps sailed as an 1820 Settler on the "Kennersley Castle" as leader of the Pembrokeshire 'Party' in order to make a new start in life. His letters, commenced on board ship on January 11th 1820, run to 1830.
£22.00
#25598

Shaw, Barnabas, MEMORIALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.

(OR Memorials of South Africa). Gilt title and device on red 'leather' boards. 289pp 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. 4 square corners. externally a most attractive copy. edges and preliminaries tanned. in G++ dustwrapper (tanned, worn, no major loss or tears). Struik Collectanea XXXIV. Cape Town 1970.
Copy No. 857 of 1000. Combines a history of the country with accounts of the Author's travels and work as a Weslyan missionary in Namaqualand, Damaraland, Bechuanaland, the Cape, also throughout Albany and Kaffraria in the Eastern Cape Colony and border areas. Includes a brief account of the missionary William Threllfall who was murdered in Namaqualand, 1825. AIRMAIL at standard rates worldwide.
£20.00
#25698

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

(OR Memorials of South Africa) Gilt title on spine, blind-stamped ribbed cloth boards. 346pp 8vo. A G- copy. sound but badly soiled, foxed, both hinges cracked. Suitable for restoration. J. Mason, Hamilton Adam, & Thomas Riley. London 1841 (Second Thousand).
Combines a history of the country with accounts of the Author's travels and work as a Weslyan missionary in Namaqualand, Damaraland, Bechuanaland, the Cape, also throughout Albany and Kaffraria in the Eastern Cape Colony and border areas. Includes a brief account of the missionary William Threllfall who was murdered in Namaqualand, 1825.
£100.00
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GENERAL AFRICANA (HISTORY, UNCLASSIFIED)

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#25692

Cory, G.E. THE RISE OF SOUTH AFRICA.

Volume 2. From 1820 To 1834. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 420pp illustrated 8vo. foldout map of the Eastern Province Of The Cape Colony to illustrate events up to 1834 adapted from the military map of Henry Hall, 1856. Neat ownership inscription to front pastedown. some marks to front boards, edges foxed & minor page foxing here and there, essentially a near VG copy. "In Four Volumes". Vol. 2. Longmans Green & Co. London 1913.
"A History Of The Origin Of South African Colonisation And Of Its Development Towards The East From The Earliest Times To 1857". This second volume of the earlier 4-volume edition of Cory's work deals with "... the fortunes and misfortunes of the 1820 Settlers arising in the Eastern Cape Colony. The influence which they exercised upon the further development of the Eastern Province forms the burden of this volume".
£40.00
#25694

Cory, G.E. THE RISE OF SOUTH AFRICA.

Volume 4. From 1838 To 1846. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 546pp illustrated 8vo. Neat ownership inscription to front pastedown. 4 square corners, some marks to front boards, , essentially a VG copy. "In Six Volumes". Vol. 4. Longmans Green & Co. London 1926.
Deals with the Boer Trek, establishment of the Dutch Republic and Boer versus Briton in Natal, the annexation of Natal, the beginning of the Orange Free State, and the Frontier War of 1846.
£55.00
#25693

Cory, G.E. THE RISE OF SOUTH AFRICA.

Volume 3. From 1834 To 1838. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 474pp illustrated 8vo. foldout map of Albany, Victoria, & Somerset, And Of The Province Of Queen Adelaide. Neat ownership inscription to front pastedown. some marks to front boards, edges foxed & minor page foxing here and there, rather dull essentially a Good copy. "In Four Volumes". Vol. 3. Longmans Green & Co. London 1919.
Cory: "The history of these years is probably the most eventful of all the annals of South Africa. Not only so, but from this time, and in consequence of the state of affairs created, the establishment of Natal and the Northern Dutch Republics may be dated. The events were of far-reaching importance in moulding the subsequent fortunes of this country". They are dealt with at length in this volume.
£40.00
#25691

Cory, G.E. THE RISE OF SOUTH AFRICA.

Volume 1. From The Earliest Times To The Year 1820. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 420pp illustrated 8vo. foldout map of the Cape Colony to 1820. Neat ownership inscription to front pastedown. some marks, edges foxed and minor foxing page here and there, essentially a near VG copy. "In Four Volumes". Vol. 1. Longmans Green & Co. London 1910.
"A History Of The Origin Of South African Colonisation And Of Its Development Towards The East From The Earliest Times To 1857". This first volume of the earlier 4-volume edition of Cory's work deals extensively with the history of the Eastern Cape. Starts with a brief introductory on the earlier history of the Cape leading up to the establishment of Graaff Reinet in 1786 from which date the Eastern Province is considered to have had official existence. Cory deals with subsequent events in the large drostdy that this covered in detail including unrest in and around Graaff Reinet, Slagter's Nek, and The Battle Of Grahamstown,
£40.00
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ANTHROPOLOGY, RELIGION, MYTH & LEGEND.

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#25702

Harries, C.L. THE SACRED BABOONS OF LOMONDO.

Brown cloth spine over paper-covered boards. 219pp small 8vo. No inscription. edges foxed, pages also throughout, else a Good+ clean sound copy. Hortors 1929.
Author spent 10 years in Vendaland in the Northern Transvaal as a Native Commissioner, and records some of the strange incidents that came his way. Unusual item rarely found.
£80.00
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BIOGRAPHY (DIARIES, MEMOIRS, FAMILY & COMPANY HISTORIES)

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#25632

Asmal, Kader. POLITICS IN MY BLOOD.

A Memoir. 313pp illustrated softcover 8vo. No inscription. pages sprung hence VG condition. Jacana 2011. isbn 9781770099036
A personal memoir and also the story of South Africa's transition from apartheid to freedom and democracy. Author was a member of the ANC's Constitutional Committee and negotiating team, and later an MP and cabinet minister under Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. He also made major written input to the country's Bill of Rights.
£15.00
#25624

Bulpin, T.V. (Illus. Penny Miller). TICKEY.

The Story Of Eric Hoyland As Told By Him To T.V. Bulpin. Printed white boards. 242pp 4to. No inscriptions. VG condition, in transparent protective wrap. T.V. Bulpin. Cape Town 1976.
Tickey was the famous South African circus clown from the 1960s. Hard to find title, our first in 30 years!
£75.00
#25690

Buxton, Earl. GENERAL BOTHA.

Green cloth boards xiii + 347pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership signature ffep. boards and spine sunned, front board with concave set and double dib, preliminaries and edges foxed. overall a sound clean good reading copy. foldout map at rear excellent with no tears or foxing. John Murray. London 1924 1st edition
Deals with the years 1914-1918. Author was Governor-General of South Africa during this period. Buxton and Botha formed an effective partnership, planning and executing South African actions in the war, including the invasion of the neighbouring German colony of South West Africa. Thus a contemporary biography from a close associate.
£20.00
#25599

Ebrahim, Noor. NOOR'S STORY.

My Life In District Six. 88pp softcover, illustrated colour and b/w. A Fine unread copy. I M Publishing isbn 9780620438605
Warmly inscribed to the Harvey family. Author was born in District 6 and lived there until the forced removals in 1975. His story of life there as he grew up is well illustrated showing life in the district..
£10.00
#25610

Engelenburg, Dr F.V. GENERAL LOUIS BOTHA

Gilt title on green cloth boards. 351pp illustrated 8vo. A Good reading copy. various stamps to eps. no dustwrapper. J.L. Van Schaik Limited. Pretoria 1929. 1st English edition.
Introduction by J.C. Smuts.
£60.00
#25634

Gevisser, Mark. THABO MBEKI.

The Dream Deferred. 892pp softcover illustrated b/w photos. large 8vo. Ownership inscription inside front wrap. G-VG condition. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 2007. isbn 9781868421015
The 2008 ANC conference at Polokwane effectively deposed Thabo Mbeki as president, and he was 'recalled' by the ANC before finishing his term of office. A detailed 'official' biography. Extensive notes, bibiliography.
£10.00
#25633

Mandela, Nelson. CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF.

Black cloth boards. 454pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. Fine condition in Mint dustwrapper (two wrappers were put onto this book, the inner one is completely unmarked and as new). Macmillan 2010 1st edition 1st printing. isbn 9780230749016
The heart of Mandela, the personal man himself, from diaries, notes, journals, recorded conversations. Forward by Barak Obama.
£20.00
#25697

Smith, Sir Harry. (Ed. G.C. Moore Smith). THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR HARRY SMITH.

2 Volumes. Gilt title and device on red cloth boards. 382 + 434pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership inscription to both ffeps. general wear, some foxing to end papers, spines sunned, corners bumped, etc. Vol.1 shows some minor insect attrition to front board, front hinge starting and small split to front joint. Vol.2 both hinges starting. overall a Good+ sound and clean set. John Murray. London 1902 reprint of 1st edition.
With the addition of five supplementary chapters by the Editor covering the years 1846-1860. His life in South Africa and duties during the Frontier Wars is given extensive coverage.
£80.00
#25699

Wilmot, Alex. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SIR RICHARD SOUTHEY.

Formerly Colonial Secretary Of The Cape Colony, And Lieut.-Governor Of Griqualand West. Gilt title on navy cloth boards. 439pp illustrated 8vo. Gift inscription on half-title page. edges and preliminaries foxed, some minor foxing throughout. overall a G-VG copy. Sampson Low Marston, London. & T. Maskew Miller, Cape Town, 1904.
Southey began his career as an officer during the Frontier Wars of the Eastern Cape as a lieutenant in the Albany Mounted Sharpshooters and Captain of the Corps of Guides. He worked closely with Sir Harry Smith during this time, and later became his Secretary in Natal. He went on to fill two of the highest offices in the colonial government; firstly Treasurer (1861–1864) and later Colonial Secretary (1864–1872). In 1873 he moved to Griqualand West which had come under Imperial control as a separate colony and was appointed Lieutenant-Governor there.
£50.00
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FICTION AND CREATIVE WRITINGS

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#25604

Afrika, Tatamkhulu. BITTER EDEN.

233pp paperback. Gift inscription to title page. edges and front wrap foxed. a sound G+ copy. Arcadia 2002 2nd imp.
£10.00
#25645

Beaumont, John Howland. THE GREAT KAROO.

(The Tree Of Igdrasil). 96pp paperback. Owners signature inside front wrap, G++ condition. David Philip 1983.
A collection of small stories about life on a South African farm, the landscape and characters blending into a comprehensive mythology.
£12.00
#25643

Jooste, Pamela. STAR OF THE MORNING.

393pp paperback. No inscriptions. Edges and eps spotted else VG condition. Transworld Black Swan. London 2007 isbn 9780552773607
Born on the wrong side of the racial divide in Cape Town, and at the poor end of town at that, sisters Ruby & Rose must forge their own paths in life and confront the lessons that apartheid enforces.
£6.00
#25595

Khaya, Maseko. MASHU OMUSHA

153pp paperback. New copy. Self 2017.
A science fiction novella based in the township of KwaMashu in KwaZulu. Various scientific, spiritual, and political concepts are explored (such as anthropomorphism, land rights, and gender orientation).
£15.00
#25609

Knowles, Robert J. FRACTURED TIME.

408pp paperback. A worn copy. 'swop-shop' stamp inside front wrap. wraps creased, contents nice and clean. Self. 2013 2nd printing.
Nice authorial gift inscription. A time-travel science fiction adventure.
£20.00
#25703

Pringle, Thomas. (Ed. John Noble). AFAR IN THE DESERT

And Other South African Poems. With A Memoir And Notes. Gilt title and rules on royal blue cloth boards. 285pp small 8vo. Gift inscription to title page. pages tanned, edges and preliminaries foxed, some marks to boards, spine dulled and light wear to head and tail of spine, lower corners bumped. despite all still a bright G-VG copy deserving of a good home. Longmans Green, London & Juta, Cape Town. 1881.
The added notes and selections from his prose writings chiefly illustrate the allusions to the scenery and the character of the country and its inhabitants.
£50.00
#25637

Smith, Alexander McCall. TEA TIME FOR THE TRADITIONALLY BUILT.

Blue cloth boards. 250pp 8vo. Fine condition in matching dustwrapper. Little Brown. London 2009 3rd printing. isbn 9781408701034
It is unfortunate when Mma Ramotswe's newest client is the big-shot owner of the ailing Kalahari Swoopers that one thing lady detectives know very little about is football. When the glamorous Violet Sephotho sets her sights on Mma Makutsi's unsuspecting fiance it becomes clear that men do not recognise a ruthless Jezebel even when she is bouncing up and down on the best bed in the Double Comfort Furniture Shop. In her attempt to find a traitor on Mr Football's team, Mma Ramotswe ventures into new territory, drinks tea in unfamiliar kitchens and learns to trust in the observational powers of small boys. As wise and warm-hearted as his heroine, Alexander McCall Smith reminds us that we must dig deep to uncover the goodness of the human heart.
£15.00
#25613

Wicomb, Zoe. THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY.

189pp large format softcover. No inscription. VG condition. Five Leaves 2011. isbn 9781907869044
A collection of 14 short stories, mostly previously unpublished, explore human relationships such as marriage, friendships, family ties, servants. AIRMAIL at standard rates worldwide.
£10.00
#25614

Wicomb, Zoe. YOU CAN'T GET LOST IN CAPE TOWN.

214pp softcover. A near-Fine copy. Feminist Press 2000. isbn 9781558612259
Written in episodes spanning 30 years of the protagonist Frieda Shenton's life, this details her coming of age as a woman and as a writer. One of the few works of fiction to explore the experience of 'colored' citizens in apartheid-era South Africa. AIRMAIL at standard rates worldwide.
£10.00
#25658

Zapiro. DR DO-LITTLE AND THE AFRICAN POTATO.

Cartoons From Sowetan, Mail & Guardian And Sunday Times. 160pp paperback oblong 4to. A Fine unmarked copy. Double Storey 2003. isbn 9781919930374
A selection from the work of South Africa's premier political cartoonist. Other Zapiro titles in stock.
£10.00
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LEGAL & BUSINESS TEXTS

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#25710

Bellengere, Adrian., Palmer, Robin., Theophilopoulos, Constantine. et al. THE LAW OF EVIDENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA.

Basic Principles. 494pp softcover large 8vo. Used academic text. minor highlighting in a few places. overall G-VG condition. Oxford University Press 2013 1st edition. isbn 9780199045860
Current edition. A clear, practical, and innovative introduction to the law of evidence in South Africa.
£25.00
#25714

Currie, Iain., De Waal, Johan. et al. THE NEW CONSTITUTIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW.

Volume 1. Constitutional Law. 424pp softcover large 8vo. Used academic text. considerable highlighting, G+ condition. Juta 2014. isbn 9780702158124
Current edition.
£20.00
#25709

Davis, Dennis., Geach, Walter., Mongalo, Tshepo., Butler, David., Coetzee, Lindi., & Burdette, David. COMPANIES AND OTHER BUSINESS STRUCTURES IN SOUTH AFRICA.

470pp softcover. large 8vo. Used academic text. minor highlighting in a few places. overall G-VG condition. Oxford University Press 2013 3rd edition. isbn 9780199052608
Current edition. A clear and practical introduction to the law relating to companies, close corporations, business trusts, partnerships, and financial markets.
£25.00
#25711

Heaton, Jacqueline. CASEBOOK ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN LAW OF PERSONS.

315pp softcover large 8vo. Used academic text. considerable highlighting, G+ condition. LexisNexis 4th edition 2012. isbn 9780409052718
Current edition.
£22.00
#22778

Heaton, Jacqueline. THE SOUTH AFRICAN LAW OF PERSONS.

180pp softcover large 8vo. Used academic text. considerable highlighting, G+ condition. LexisNexis 4th edition 2012. isbn 9780409052657
Current edition.
£22.00
#25717

Heaton, Jacqueline. & Kruger, Hanneretha. CASEBOOK ON SOUTH AFRICAN FAMILY LAW.

Vonnisbundel Oor Die Suid-Afrikaanse Familiereg. 687pp softcover large 8vo. Used academic text. no apparent markings. VG+ condition. LexisNexis 2015 4th edition. isbn 9780409120615
Current edition.
£50.00
#25716

Heaton, Jacqueline. & Kruger, Hanneretha. SOUTH AFRICAN FAMILY LAW.

416pp softcover large 8vo. Used academic text. no apparent markings. VG condition. LexisNexis 2015 4th edition. isbn 9780409120592
Current edition.
£30.00
#25712

Hoexter, Cora. ADMINISTRATIVE LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA.

642pp softcover large 8vo. Used academic text. VG+ condition, Juta 2011 2nd edition. isbn 9780702194276
Current edition. Intended primarily for the subject specialist with the emphasis on judicial review of administrative acrion.
£35.00
#25715

Kleyn, Duard. & Viljoen, Frans. BEGINNER'S GUIDE FOR LAW STUDENTS.

321pp softcover large 8vo. Used academic text. highlighting, without CD. Juta. 4th edition 2013. isbn 978070218209
Current edition.
£20.00
#25623

Loock, Coert, Grobler, Bennie, & Mestry, Raj. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN EDUCATION.

Balancing The Scales. 111pp softcover. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Van Schaik 2006 1st edition. isbn 9780627026638
A guide to the complex task of human resource management in South African schools.
£15.00
#25713

McGregor, M., Dekker, A.H. et al. LABOUR LAW RULES!

281pp softcover large 8vo. Used academic text. considerable highlighting, G+ condition. Siber Ink. 2014 2nd edition. isbn 9781920025885
Current edition. A student text on labour, equity, social security, and skills development laws.
£15.00
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MISCELLANEOUS AFRICANA

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#25612

Chirwa, Ephraim. & Dorward, Andrew. AGRICULTURAL INPUT SUBSIDIES.

The Recent Malawi Experience. 298pp softcover 8vo. Library stamp ffep else VG+ condition, probably unread. Oxford University Press 2013 1st edition. isbn 9780198705819
Agricultural subsidies have been adopted on a large scale across different African countries in the last few years. Drawing on their involvement in Malawi over many years and utilising a wide range of information sources the authors provide a detailed analysis of the historical, political, and agro-economic context of the programme. A review of current thinking on the potential of such subsidies and new 'smart' approaches in low-income African countries.
£20.00
#25661

Leakey, Richard E. THE MAKING OF MANKIND.

Maroon cloth boards. 256pp. illustrated colour & b/w photos, drawings, maps. 4to. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (no chips, tears, or loss). Michael Joseph. 1981 revised reprint.
Author puts what he feels is the true picture of human evolution before a general audience for the first time. Detailed and fascinating record. A considerable amount of the text and illustrations by default refer to the African fossil record. This book is a record of the BBC television series of the same name.
£16.00
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NATURAL HISTORY

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#25638

Levin, Hilda., Branch, Margo., Rappoport, Simon & Mitchell, Derek. A FIELD GUIDE TO THE MUSHROOMS OF SOUTH AFRICA.

Printed boards, 168pp, illustrated colour photos, drawings, indexed. Small ownership signature else a VG copy. Struik. Cape Town 1985 1st edition. isbn 9780869772294
Also covers the history of mushrooms, the biology of fungi, poisonous mushrooms and identification making it easy for beginners in the veld. We also have an Afrikaans version of this.
£15.00
#25618

Manning, John. (with Colin Paterson-Jones). PHOTO GUIDE TO THE WILDFLOWERS OF SOUTH AFRICA.

Printed flexible wraps. 352pp illustrated small 4to. Printed flexible wraps. 352pp illustrated small 4to. No inscriptions. a near Fine copy. Briza 2012. isbn 9781920217020
Includes nearly 900 of the most common and conspicuous wildflowers that occur in South Africa and the neighbouring countries of Lesotho, Swaziland, and Namibia. An easy to use field guide for the botanically challenged.
£26.00
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POLITICAL & SOCIAL

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#25622

Bless, Claire. & Higson-Smith, Craig. FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS.

An African Perspective. 164pp softcover. Ownership inscription inside front wrap else VG+ condition. Juta 1995 2nd edition. isbn 9780702134326
Applicable to diverse fields including sociology, economics, political science, psychology, and education. Contains examples drawn from diverse fields.
£20.00
#25648

Schreiner, Olive. WORDS IN SEASON.

The Public Writings With Her Own Remembrances Collected For The First Time. 217pp paperback. ff tanned else a VG+ unread copy. Penguin 2005. isbn 9780143185413
Words in Season is a selection of Schreiner's uncollected writings on key South African issues, supported by her own autobiographical pieces. It includes 'The Political Situation' written in collaboration with her husband in 1895; her 'Words in Season' produced on the eve of the second Anglo-Boer War in 1899; and her 'Closer Union' booklet of 1908 which defines her vision of a non-racial, non-sexist South Africa of the future.
£10.00
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REFERENCE WORKS

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#25620

Holland, D.F. STEAM LOCOMOTIVES OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN RAILROADS. (Railways).

Volume 1: 1859-1910. Chocolate cloth boards. 144pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. VG+ in matching protected dustwrapper. Drake Publishers. New York 1972. isbn 0877491461
Records the history of the railroads up until Union in 1910. Includes the Capetown-Wellington Railway, Port Alfred locomotives, Port Elizabeth & East London, The Natal Railway, the 3' 6" gauge: the Cape Government Railways (CGR), Metropolitan & Suburban, New Cape Central (NCCR) & Kowie Railways, The Natal Government Railway (NGR), The Orange Free State Railways (OVGS), De Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikan Spoorweg Maatschappij (NZASM), The Pretoria-Pietersburg (PPR), Selati and Ermelo Railways, the Imperial Military Railways (IMR) of the Anglo-Boer War, and the Central African Railways (CSAR). Appendix of Chief Mechanical Engineers and Locomotive Superintendents. Well illustrated with plates and dimensioned drawings.
£65.00
#25619

Holland, D.F. STEAM LOCOMOTIVES OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS. (Railroads)

Volume Two: SAR Locos 1910-1955 And Harbour Board Locos 1873-1904. Chocolate cloth boards. 144pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. some bumps lower front board else VG condition in G++ dustwrapper (some wear, minor tears, no loss). David & Charles. Newton Abbot (1972). (same as Drake International edition). isbn 0715354272
Covers all locomotives produced from inception of the Union (1910) to the last steam design in 1955. Includes the many Harbour Board locos that operated in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, and Durban. Appendix of SAR Reclassification Lists. Well illustrated with plates and dimensioned drawings.
£55.00
#25625

Silva, Penny. et al. (Ed). (Oxford University Press). A DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH ON HISTORICAL PRINCIPLES.

Gilt on black cloth boards. xxix + 825pp 4to. Miniscule ownership initials top of ffep almost in gutter else a Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper (price-clipped, one minor closed tear top rear). Super unused copy. Oxford University Press for The Dictionary Unit for South African English (Rhodes University). isbn 9780198631538
South African words and their origins.
£85.00
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ZIMBABWE ZAMBIA & MALAWI (THE RHODESIAS, NYASALAND, THE FEDERATION)

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#23866

Rogers, Douglas. THE LAST RESORT.

A Memoir Of Zimbabwe. 312pp 8vo paperback. No inscriptions. a Fine copy. Jonathan Ball 2009. isbn 9781868423620
Journalist author returns to Zimbabwe from a comfortable life in New York to face the realities of a third world economy with innovation, humour, bribery, and brothel management.
£10.00
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TRAVEL & EXPLORATION

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#25636

Glyn, Patricia. WHAT DAWID KNEW.

A Journey With The Kruipers. 236pp paperback 8vo. A Fine unread copy. Picador 2013. isbn 9781770103047
Dawid Kruiper was an old Bushman with a secret that had been kept in his family for over a century and which he wished to hand over to his sons before he died. For two months author and her crew travelled with the Kruipers through the Kalahari visiting and documenting places where Dawid and his forebears had roamed in the centuries before outsiders had arrived in their homeland. An eco-adventure exploring the history and heritage of a family that teaches us respect for and responsible management of our natural resources.
£11.00
#25596

National Geographic. AFRICAN ADVENTURE ATLAS.

Africa. The Atlantic Ocean Islands. The Indian Ocean Islands. Printed boards. 336pp hardcover folio illustrated coloured maps, photos. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. some marks to rear hence a VG-Fine copy. National Geographic Maps / Map Studio 2008. isbn 9781597751469
As expected from National Geographic, the ultimate map collection for the African traveller in one humungous volume.
£95.00
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SECOND BOER WAR

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#25615

Bateman, Philip. GENERALS OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR.

Black leather boards. 131pp illustrated b/w. 4to. No inscriptions. eps tanned else conservatively a VG copy. South African Historical Mint & Purnell. Cape Town 1977 1st edition. isbn 0868430161
As well as an introduction to the Boer War this provides an outline of Generals Smuts, Buller, Cronje, Villebois-Mareuil, French, de la Rey, Baden-Powell, Hertzog, Botha, Roberts, de Wet, and Kitchener. Many good illustrations.
£30.00
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MILITARY (REGIMENTAL HISTORIES, MILITARIA, OTHER WARS IN AFRICA)

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#25597

Allen, Geoffrey & David. THE GUNS OF SACRAMENTO.

Blue cloth boards. 81pp. illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. VG condition in G+ dustwrapper (worn, rubbed, but no major loss or tears). Robin Garton. London 1978. isbn 0906030064
The story of the tracing and salvaging of this Portuguese galleon which was driven on to the rocks off Port Elizabeth in 1647, where she broke up. Research also brought to light the astonishing account of the surviving crew members who trekked 1,000 miles up the African coast to safety.
£12.00
#25607

Harris, C.J. WAR AT SEA.

South African Maritime Operations During World War II. Grey cloth boards. 356pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG-Fine copy in dustwrapper. Ashanti 1991 1st edition. South Africans At War series. isbn 9781874800163
Includes many personal records that tell the story of South African naval involvement in WWII.
£20.00
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HUNTING & BIG GAME, CONSERVATION

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#25662

Baldwin, William Charles. (Illus. James Wolf and J.B. Zwecker). AFRICAN HUNTING AND ADVENTURE

From Natal To The Zambesi Including Lake Ngami, The Kalahari Desert Etc. From 1852 To 1860. Gilt title & lion's head device on brown cloth boards. 428pp illustrated 8vo. 48 illustrations including map, 11 plates of which 4 are coloured. edges rough-cut. Owners inscription to front pastedown, ffep loose, corners bumped. boards spotted white, pages tanned. sound, overall a sound copy. Richard Bentley. London 1894 3rd 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.
£100.00
#25663

Bisset, John Jarvis. SPORT AND WAR

Or Recollections Of Fighting And Hunting In South Africa From The Years 1834 To 1867 With A Narrative Of H.R.H The Duke Of Edinburgh's Visit To The Cape Later rebound three-quarter leather over marbled boards. five raised bands with gilt decoration or text in panels. The title page is not extant. the binding is a little loose with some illustrations loose (but all present), pages lightly tanned throughout. map at rear has no tears. externally attractive with very nice shelf appearance. John Murray. London 1875.
Lieutenant General Sir John Jarvis Bisset KCMG, CB (25 December 1819 – 25 March 1894) was a British Army officer who became Colonel of the 106th Regiment of Foot. He was commissioned as an ensign in the Cape Mounted Riflemen in 1835 and fought in the 6th, 7th and 8th Frontier Wars. He became Commanding officer of his regiment and went on to be acting Governor of Natal in 1865. He also became Colonel of the 106th Regiment of Foot. Military adventures are intermixed with hunting adventures, mostly in the Eastern Cape. The Duke of Edingburgh went on various hunting expeditions which are recorded here.
£395.00
#25641

Cussons, Eugene. SAVING CHIMPANZEES.

A Man On A Rescue Mission. 245pp paperback 8vo. CD attached inside front wrap. No inscriptions, probably unread, a near Fine copy. (CD verified playable full length). Penguin. Johannesburg 2011. isbn 9780143528135
Includes the original CD showing a rescue mission. Author established the Chimpanzee Eden in South Africa's lowveld region. Travelling through Africa he brings traumatised primates back to Chimp Eden. An account of recent missions requiring diplomacy, dedication, and courage.
£25.00
#25649

Fitzjohn, Tony. & Bredin, Miles. BORN WILD.

The Extraordinary Story Of One Man's Passion For Lions And Africa. 332pp illustrated paperback. No inscription, VG condition. Penguin 2011. isbn 9780141048567
Author has been protecting lions for over forty years since he joined George Adamson in 1971.
£10.00
#25667

Foa, Eduard. (Tr. Frederic Lees). AFTER BIG GAME IN CENTRAL AFRICA.

Records Of A Sportsman From August 1894 To November 1897, When Crossing The Dark Continent From The Mouth Of The Zambesi To The French Congo. Gilt title & device on blue cloth boards. 330pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership signatures. boards white splashed / spotted especially rear, foxing to preliminaries only, hinges split but still tight, hence a Good copy only, sound but with clean contents. excellent map. Adam & Charles Black. London 1899.
With 71 Illustrations And A Sketch Map Showing Route. (some variant editions were published without this map). From Czech: "Foa, a Frenchman, hunted from coast to coast across central Africa with numerous sporting episodes, After a lengthy dissertation on choosing a rifle and cartridge, the author proceeds to describe his hunts for buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and other game in the Chiromo district. He continued to hunt elephant and hippopotamus as he travelled westward in 1895 into Barotseland. Entering the Congo, he bagged a wide variety of antelope as well as buffalo, and more elephant. Among his trophies was an enormous elephant sporting tusks at 114.5 pounds each".
£180.00
#25668

Gibbons, Major A. St.H. AFRICA FROM NORTH TO SOUTH THROUGH MAROTSELAND.

Volumes 1 & 2. Gilt on dec. blue boards. teg. 276/297pp illustrated 8vo.linen backed folding maps in pockets of both volumes. No inscriptions. sound copies. pages and edges tanned. rear hinge starting both volumes. soft at spine extremities. corners bumped, white markings to front of Volume 1. excellent maps, unmarked with no tears. overall fairly clean attractive set. John Lane The Bodley Head. London 1904.
The author was in charge of the 1898 to 1900 expedition to Marotseland.
£650.00
#25640

Hart, Sue. (Illus. Lee Voigt). BACK IN THE WILD.

Tan cloth boards. 158pp illustrated 4to. Shows minor evidence of damp storage, not serious, hence VG in dustwrapper (spine faded, also shows damp mark around lower spine, no chips, tears, or loss). Collins Harvill 1977 1st edition. isbn 0002620499
Nice authorial inscription on title page.
£15.00
#25654

Patterson, Gareth. DYING TO BE FREE.

The Canned Lion Scandal And The Case For Ending Trophy Hunting In South Africa. Printed black boards, 205pp illustrated 8vo. Small ownership inscription front pastedown, lower spine bumped a little (or manufacturing defect) else a VG copy in dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears). Viking / Penguin 1998. isbn 9780670884698
Author's investigation into the 'canned' hunting industry in Southern Africa where lions are bred in captivity for the sole purpose of being killed under unnatural conditions by high-paying trophy 'hunters'. In doing so he exposes the myth of South Africa's conservation image and the sale of hunting as a necessary integral part of conservation. Trophy hunting is seen as a relic of the colonial past where 'conservation' means exploitation of wild animals and what remains of their habitat for profit. An African Renaissance must include a rebirth of environmentalism on the continent and a reforging of spiritual empathy for wild animals seeing a dismantling of colonial hunting policies. Other titles by this author in stock.
£15.00
#25656

Patterson, Gareth. WITH MY SOUL AMONGST LIONS.

A Moving Story Of The Struggle To Protect The Last Adamson Lions. Green cloth boards, 177pp, illustrated 8vo. VG in VG dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears). Hodder & Stoughton, London 1995. isbn 9780340648964
George Adamson was murdered by Somali bandits (near his camp in Kora National Park when he went to the rescue of his assistant and a young European tourist). Gareth Patterson vowed to continue his work but unfortunately could never completely protect them from their most lethal enemy - man. Other titles by this author in stock.
£10.00
#25673

Rainsford, W.S. THE LAND OF THE LION.

Gilt title and device on blue cloth boards. 459pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership inscription to front pastedown. front board shaken. boards dusty & marked, soft to head and tail of spine. overall a Good copy with clean contents. excellent map. Heinemann. London 1909.
From Czech: "Rainsford's "safari" trekked through British East Africa where a variety of game was bagged. After crossing the Mau Escarpment, the author’s party hunted lion, buffalo, and rhino, then elephant near Mt. Elgon. Later, rhino and buffalo were taken near the Guaso Nyiro. He remarks that shooting elephant with a .500 or .577 is outmoded - a .256 Mannlicher or .275 Mauser will do perfectly well. There are plenty of big-game hunting adventures throughout".
£80.00
#25674

Schillings, C.G. (Tr. Frederic Whyte). IN WILDEST AFRICA.

Volumes 1 & 2. With Over 300 Photographic Studies Direct From Author's Negatives, Taken By Day And Night; And Other Illustrations. 2 volumes. brown cloth boards with white and black elephant decoration to front board. 716pp continuously paginated. illustrated large 8vo. Ownership signatures. boards show insect depredations both volumes all over. signatures to Vol.1 not tight, hinges sound both volumes. overall a Good only set. Hutchinson. London 1907.
From Czech: "In his second work on photographing and hunting game in East Africa, Schillings captures the essence of the African landscape and its people with his brilliant, early snapshots. The first volume concerns a general view of the region, with a brief history of the encroachment of civilization on the African wild and an interesting, if oddly placed chapter on sport and nature in Germany. The second volume includes chapters on hunting elephant, rhino, and lion with additional sport after leopard, eland and other antelope. There is a remarkable photograph of the extraordinary pair of elephant tusks weighing a combined 450 pounds".
£50.00
#25676

Selous, Frederick Courteney. (Illustrated by E. Caldwell). AFRICAN NATURE NOTES AND REMINISCENCES.

Original brown cloth boards. teg. 356pp. illustrated b/w plates. Ownership inscription front pastedown. some insect depradations to boards, notwithstanding a nice copy, tight and clean. Macmillan. London 1908 1st edition reprint.
From Czech: "A wide-ranging work that discusses everything from the colouration of African big game to the extinction of some species in South Africa. There are plenty of big-game hunting episodes, which Selous uses to accent his chapters on Cape buffalo, black rhinoceros, and lion, among others. Written at a time when there was a noticeable depletion of the great game herds, he becomes almost lyrical in his longing for the old days: "but no man will ever again sit by a camp fire near one of the little rivers....eating prime pieces of fat elephant's heart, roasted on a forked stick, nor watch the great white rhinoceroses coming to drink just before dark nor lie and listen to herd after herd of elephants drinking and bathing in the river near the camp"".
£150.00
#25657

Siddle, Sheila. & Cress, Doug. IN MY FAMILY TREE.

A Life With Chimpanzees. 284pp paperback. Small ownership signature inside front wrap else a G++ copy. Double Storey 2004. isbn 9781919930572
Sheila & David Siddle launched the Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage in Zambia in 1983 as a home for chimpanzees and other wild life.
£10.00
#25679

Vasse, William. (Tr. R. & H.M. Lydekker). THREE YEARS SPORT IN MOZAMBIQUE.

Gilt title on red cloth boards. xiv + 163pp + 22pp adverts. Ownership inscription to front pastedown. text pages foxed but not plates. boards fairly clean, but spine sunned. binding strong and sound. overall G++ condition. Isaac Pitman 1909.
From Czech: "Guillaume Vasse (even his name was translated) sailed to Mozambique in 1904 to enjoy an extended hunting trip. Proceeding into the foothills of the Drakensberg Range, he collected klipspringer and bushbuck, then traveled to the Zombi River where he bagged sable. Near the Pungwi River, Vasse hunted eland, hartebeest, waterbuck, and buffalo. Numerous leopard were bagged in the region, as well as elephant. Continuing on to the Sungwi River, he also collected a number of lion. Entering the Zambezi, hippopotamus was added to the bag, as was kudu. This is an excellent work of sporting adventure, well illustrated with numerous photographs, and quite scarce".
£1500.00
#25680

Wolverton, Lord. (& Paget, Arthur). FIVE MONTHS SPORT IN SOMALI LAND.

Gilt title and lion device on buff chamfered cloth boards.108pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership signature to front pastedown. spine darkened, boards handled, eps tanned, foxed, showing offset, else contents and plates clean, map good condition but foxed to rear showing through and with one closed tear. Chapman & Hall. London 1894.
Illustrations after photographs by Colonel Paget. Authors proceeded to Somali Land late in 1892 on a safari which was organised purely for pleasure and revolved heavily around lion shooting.
£300.00


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pp. pages. sl. slight.
sm. small. sp. spine
u/l underlining v. very.



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