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Africana Catalogue Q201 February 2009

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#16533 Fitzpatrick, J.P. THE TRANSVAAL FROM WITHIN. A Private Record of Public Affairs. Dark olive green cloth boards. xxvi + 364pp. map. Bookplate ffep. protective covering secured to pastedowns. A good clean sound copy. Heinemann. London October 1899. 2nd impression.
A contemporary account of the events leading up to and surrounding the Jameson Raid during 1895-96, with the Boer War as its inevitable aftermath. Originally written in 1896 it was held over due to the three year ban imposed on the writer (and others in the Reform Committee) forbidding them from interference in politics by President Kruger. Fearful that early publication would provide the excuse for the government to banish them from the Transvaal it was privately circulated only in June 1899. It was then updated and published in September that year. Many useful appendices


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#16918 Adams, Hettie. & Suttner, Hermione. WILLIAM STREET, DISTRICT SIX. 80pp softcover illustrated b/w photos. lg.8vo. VG+ condition. Chameleon Press. Cape Town 1989. ISBN 0620124768
Inscribed on ffep thus: "To Jack & Faye, with Love, Hermione". The story of one woman's childhood. District Six lives on briefly in this personal memoir of Hettie Adams and the characters of her family in her world of William Street. The District Six community was uprooted with the application of the Group Areas Act and dispersed for ever. Despite reparations the area is now part of upmarket international Cape Town, the original inhabitants mostly consigned to the remote Cape Flat suburbs.
#16828 Burman, Jose. & Hey, Douglas. THE TABLE MOUNTAIN BOOK. With Two Chapters By Dr Douglas Hey. Glossy printed boards. illustrated col.b/w photos. A near Fine unread copy. Human & Rousseau. Johannesburg 1991. ISBN 0798129182
A compendium of everything to do with Table Mountain - water, precious metals, flora & fauna, mountaineering, caverns, walks and climbs, the cableway. Well illustrated.
#16570 McIntyre, Josephine. WHITE STOEP ON THE HIGHWAY. Rustenberg School For Girls. A History 1894-1994. Printed boards. 138pp illustrated col.b/w photos oblong 4to. Inscrip half-title else a Fine copy. RSG. 1994. ISBN 0620181230
Located in Cape Town this is the centenary history of one of South Africa's well established girls' schools.
#16548 Pama, C. REGENCY CAPE TOWN. Daily Life In The Early Eighteen-Thirties Illustrated With The Hitherto Unpublished Johannesburg Album Of Sketches By Sir Charles D'Oyly, Together With His Other Cape Town Drawings And Those Of Frederick Knyvett. Gilt on dark brown cb. 140pp. Frontis portrait. illustrated b/w. indexed. 4to. A Fine copy in d/w. excellent copy. Tafelberg. Cape Town 1975.
No.532 of 1500 copies, signed by Author. Includes Cape Town directory for the year 1833.
#15185 Rattray, Gillian. A CAPE COUNTRY CHRONICLE. Cream cb. 165pp 4to. A Fine unread copy in matching d/w (spine only just showing slight fading). Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 1992. ISBN 0947464689
A journal of life at Fairview Farm in the Outeniqua spanning the period from June 1988 until June 1990, with text illuminated by Author's watercolours of flora and fauna. Author's third journal.
#16986 Schaefer, Arne. (Ed). LIFE AND TRAVELS IN THE NORTHWEST 1850-1899. Namaqualand, Bushmanland, & West Coast. Illustrated by Tony Grogan. Printed card wraps. 260pp illustrated dwgs, 2 foldout maps. 8vo. glossary, bibliography, indexed. Mint condition. Yoshi 2008. ISBN 9780620404150
From 1850 with the discovery of copper ore people flocked to this area. Comprises an edited and translated compilation of the more elusive contemporary writings.
Andrew Geddes Bain's Report on Namaqualand.
Extracts from Andrew Wyley's Reports.
Report by Charles Davidson Bell.
Report of Commander M.S. Nolloth of H.M.S. Frolic on the Namaqualand Coast South of the Orange River..
Journey from Colesburg to Steinkopf in 1854-5 by Robert Moffat.
Little Namaqualand Eastwards Along The Orange River by Richard Moffat.
Namaqualand and its Mining Prospects by W.G. Atherstone.
Namaqualand 1856, and Bushmanland in the 1850s, by John Blades Currey.
The Postcart - Anon.
The Copper Mines of Namaqualand by J.S.H.
The Little Railways in Namaqualand by R.T. Hall.
Copper Mining by E.J. Dunn
A Boy in Namaqualand by J. Bassingthwaight.
The Cape Revisited by H.H. (Henry Hall?).
The Missionary C.W. Alheit comments on his stop at Buffelhout
In The Achterveld - Anon.
From Namaqualand to Piquetberg on Foot - Anon. (Hardy?).
Experiences of a Young Minister in Namaqualand by W.J. Conradie.
The Koranna Wars: 1868-9 & 1878-9 by Arne Schaefer.
Namaqualand Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer by W.C. Scully.
The Richtersveld by W.C. Scully.
#16879 Storrar, Patricia. & Komnick, Gunther. A COLOSSUS OF ROADS. Thomas Bain. Gilt on brown cb. 108pp illustrated b/w.col.photos. dwgs. maps. bibliography, indexed. oblong 4to. No inscrip. VG+ in bright VG d/w (crease at top edge, but no loss, tears, or chips). Cape Town 1984 1st edn. ISBN 06210075937
Bain (son of Andrew Geddes Bain) constructed 23 major mountain roads, many of them still used more than a century later. This biography of Bain pays particular attention to his achievements as a road builder. Well illustrated with contemporary and recent photographs by Gunther Komnick
#16561 Thesen, Hjalmar. COUNTRY DAYS. Chronicles Of Knysna And The Southern Cape. Illustrated by Cora Coetzee. Brown boards. 168pp 8vo. Owners neat inscrip ffep. some damp stain visible to f.board and ffep hence a Good reading copy only in VG d/w (no loss, tears, chips, no sign of damp, lightly rubbed only and foxed inside). Despite listed faults, on first sight a not unattractive copy. Cape Town 1974. ISBN 0949968390
Essays originally published as a fortnightly column in the Eastern Province Herald (the Port Elizabeth daily newspaper).
#16819 Thompson, Molly D'Arcy. FORGOTTEN CORNERS OF THE CAPE. Terracotta cb. 139pp illustrated line dwgs. oblong 4to. No inscrip. eps lightly tanned else VG+ in G+ d/w (no loss, but one stain to front). Timmins. Cape Town 1981. ISBN 0869781979
East to Knysna, north to Clanwilliam, and with her spaniel Liffey at her side, author describes personal tours around the Cape to those little places hidden away and fogotten.
#16915 Van Waart, Sue. THE HELL. The Valley Of The Lions. Gamaskloof, The Most Isolated Valley In South Africa. 200pp softcover illustrated col.b/w photos. A Fine unread copy. J.P. Van Der Walt. Pretoria 2000. ISBN 0799327727
Compiled from numerous published sources and interviews this tells the strange history of this remotest of areas and those who live there.
#16568 Veitch, Neil. RONDEBOSCH BOYS' HIGH AND PREPARATORY SCHOOLS 1897-1997. Standard edition. ix + 178pp illustrated col.b/w photos. Folio. indexed. Boards and contents Fine in G+ only d/w (no chips, loss, or tears, edges creased and shows evidence of damp storage). Rondebosch 1996. ISBN 0620205857
Centenary publication for famed Cape Town school. History, Roll of Honour, famous old boys, etc. Profusely illustrated.

EASTERN CAPE (including all 1820 Settler related material)

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#16878 Agherdien, Yusuf., George, Ambrose C. & Hendriks, Shaheed. (Edited by Roy du Pre). SOUTH END AS WE KNEW IT. The Story Of South End As Told By South Enders. 125pp softcover illustrated b/w photos. 4to. VG+ condition. Inscribed by Authors on title page. Port Elizabeth 1997. ISBN 062020415X
Declared a 'white area' by the Nationalist government in 1960s this cosmopolitan area was Port Elizabeth's 'District Six'. Appropriation, evictions, and forced removals cleared the area which is now unrecognisable after its transformation to an area of upmarket townhouse complexes.
#16916 Blondel, Alain. & Lamb, Shena. THE PARROT'S EGG. Photographs by Ali Hashemian. 159pp softcover. illustrated b/w photos. Inscrip. inside f.wrap else VG+. bibliography. Ravan. Johannesburg 1985. ISBN 0869752367
The title in Xhosa means 'vain promise'. Authors worked for many years in the Transkei. They tell the story of a Xhosa woman living there and her migrant-worker husband, their survival, perseverance, endurance. Includes an outline history of the Transkei.
#16509 Burton, A.E. THE HIGHLANDS OF KAFFRARIA. A Review Of Outstanding Incidents In Kafirland And British Kaffraria Leading Up To The Rise Of King William's Town, Keiskama Hoek And East London, With Special Reference To The History And Situation Of Fort Stokes. Gilt title on quarter red on grey, imit leather, with publishers gilt device front board. 67pp illustrated photos, maps. sm.8vo. No inscrip. a near Fine copy in VG d/w (no loss, chips, or tears, but foxed to front and internally). Struik. Cape Town 1969 1st edition thus.
Extensive coverage of the various military posts and camps of the area, places of interest around KWT, etc. The original edition as self-published by Author in 1942 came in wraps.
#16979 Collier, Joy. FRONTIER POST. The Story Of Grahamstown. Grey cb. 64pp illustrated line dwgs. sm.4to. A near Fine copy in d/w. University Publishers & Booksellers. Grahamstown 1961.
A history of this 1820 Settler town and the turbulent frontier on which it is situated. Illustrated by Author.
#16980 Collier, Joy. FRONTIER POST. The Story Of Grahamstown. Grey cb. 64pp illustrated line dwgs. sm.4to. Eps foxed hence VG-F condition copy in d/w. University Publishers & Booksellers. Grahamstown 1961.
A history of this 1820 Settler town and the turbulent frontier on which it is situated. Illustrated by Author.
#16468 Erasmus, Dr M.C. A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT. Volume 1. A Selection Of Historical Photographs Of Port Alfred & Environs, Lower Albany and Numerous Forts And Posts Of The Eastern Cape. Gilt on red skivertex. 553pp illustrated b/w photos. 4to indexed. Fine condition. Self. 2008. ISBN 9780620416689
No.17 of 1000. Signed by Author. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos, historic and contemporary, showing the changes over the years. This unique collection of photographs from private and institutional sources is arranged by subject & covers ships & shipwrecks, railways, 43 Air School, Port Alfred town, settler churches and homes, the coast, surrounding towns, military signal towers & forts, etc. Presently the only volume.
#16578 FitzRoy, V.M. DARK BRIGHT LAND. Gilt on red cb. 323pp. 8vo. Good in frail d/w. Maskew Miller. Cape Town 1955
Signed by Author on title page. A fictionalised biography based on fact. Includes letters, journals, giving the experiences of three families of settlers to the Cape, namely the Pigot family, the Melsetter family and the Taylor family.
#16776 Goldie, Fay. OSTRICH COUNTRY. Illustrated by Penny Miller. Printed boards. 80pp illustrated col.photos. maps on eps. bibliography. Ownership inscrip half-title, eps browned, VG-F condition. Books of Africa. Cape Town 1968.
All about ostriches and ostrich farming in the Little Karoo, with a look at the history of both.
#16669 Jackson, Alfred de Jager. MANNA IN THE DESERT. A Revelation Of The Great Karroo. Gilt title on green leatherette. Mint. Brevitas. Cape Town 2008 unnumbered reprint 2nd edition thus. ISBN 1874976481
Reprinted and now available in an unnumbered edition, otherwise exactly the same as the 2006 reprint. Tale of life on a Karoo farm in the 19thC as seen by a young boy. One of the great Africana classics. Originally published in 1920 and now a scarce item by any standard. This new edition includes an afterword by Craig Elstob, great-grandson of the Author, with a section of contemporary and recent photographs. Not a facsimile edition, but a most attractive production that will undoubtedly become sought after in its own right.
#16919 Peires, J.B. THE HOUSE OF PHALO. A History Of The Xhosa People In The Days Of Their Independence. Printed wraps. x + 281pp p/b illustrated b/w plates. G+ condition. ff browned, illustrated foxed. Ravan Press. New History Of Southern Africa Series. Johannesburg 1987. ISBN 0869752146
The standard work on the subject, draws fully on both oral and written sources.
#16540 Thorpe, C. THARFIELD. An Eastern Cape Farm. Printed brown wraps. v + 97pp. illustrated b/w photos / dwgs / maps, tall 8vo. Front wraps stained, contents nice, generally Good. Port Alfred 1978 2nd edition.
Signed by Author. The story of the farm and of the two families that have occupied it since the 1820's.


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#16881 Duminy, Andrew & Guest, Bill (Eds). NATAL AND ZULULAND. From Earliest Times to 1910. A New History. Printed wraps, 489pp, illustrated b/w photos, maps, 8vo, indexed, extensive bibliography & chapter notes.. VG+ condition. University of Natal Press & Shuter & Shooter. ISBN 0869806955
The history of Natal has been dramatically revised since the 1960s with new techniques of historical detection, questioning of standard orthodoxies, and investigation of factors ignored in the past. This volume brings the changes together to present a new view of the past in this area.
#16537 Mackeurtan, Graham. THE CRADLE DAYS OF NATAL. (1497-1845). Gilt on blue cb. xii + 348pp. illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. bibliography, indexed. Bookplate ffep. protective cover secured pastedowns, a good clean sound copy. Longmans, Green. London 1930.
A detailed chronological history of Natal compiled from contemporary historical sources.
#16820 Malherbe, Janie. PORT NATAL. Red cb. xi + 296pp illustrated b/w photos, dwgs, etc. 4to indexed. bibliography. G-VG in d/w (chipped & worn, lamination creasing). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1966.
The story of Durban from the earliest days, told by contrasting the new with the old. Well illustrated informal history of South Africa's largest port and major seaside resort.
#16866 Pearse, R.O. BARRIER OF SPEARS. Drama Of The Drakensberg. Blue boards. 304pp illustrated col.photos, maps. 4to. Sound condition in worn repaired d/w. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1973. ISBN 0869780506
Author writes a history of the Natal Drakensberg with particular attention to climbing the many peaks.
#16958 Stuart, James. and Malcolm, D. McK. (Eds). THE DIARY OF HENRY FRANCIS FYNN. Compiled From Original Sources And Edited by... Green cb. xvi + 341pp. illustrated b/w plates, 3 foldout maps at rear. 8vo. indexed. A Good clean copy, no d/w. Shuter & Shooter. Pietermaritzburg 1950.
Limited edition, No.690 of 1700. Covers the period 1824-1836 and is the story of the first known white settler in Natal, providing the earliest record extant of life in the then colony.

SOUTHERN AFRICA, GENERAL. (unclassified by area)

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#16917 Aldworth, Bob. THE INFERNAL TOWER. The Damage To People, Careers And Reputations In Corporate South Africa. As Told To Jeremy Gordin & Benjamin Trisk. 439pp p/b illustrated b/w. A near Fine copy. Contra Press. Johannesburg 1996. ISBN 0620204494
Financial intrigue at high level in South African Banking circles, chiefly involving Trust Bank / ABSA, and Allied Bank. The Tollgate saga was integral to this story which saw the Author a fugitive and living in exile in Spain. Subsequently he returned to South Africa to fight acrimonious court battles against one of the country's most powerful institutions to whom legal costs meant nothing. Whatever the rights and wrongs, he stands out as someone prepared to stand up to financial intrigue and shenanigans at the very highest corporate levels. Should be required reading for Barclay's executives!
#16542 Chilvers, Hedley A. THE SEVEN WONDERS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Illustrated Chas. E. Peers. Red cb. 386pp illustrated b/w photos & cold.plates. 8vo indexed. Bookplate ffep, one stamp ffep, faded spine, protective wrap secured to pastedowns, internally fine and tightly bound. South African Railways & Harbours. Johannesburg 1929.
The seven wonders being: The Victoria Falls. The Zimbabwe ruins. The Rand goldfields. The Premier diamond mine. The alluvial diamond fields. The Bushmen. The Cango caves. A mix of history and tourist information like an early T.V. Bulpin, covering more than the listed 'wonders'.
#16977 Closer Union Society. THE FRAMEWORK OF UNION. A Comparison Of Some Union Constitutions. With A Sketch Of The Development Of Union In Canada, Australia And Germany; And The Text Of The Constitutions Of The United States, Canada, Germany, Switzerland And Australia. Gilt on blue cb. viii + 207pp + cxvii. 8vo. Lightly worn only, some underlinings in first chapter, G+ condition. CUS. Cape Town 1904.
Based in part on Sir R.C. Baker's manual prepared for the 1891 convention in Australia, but with considerable amendments and additions.
#16783 De Villiers, Marq. WHITE TRIBE DREAMING. Apartheid's Bitter Roots As Witnessed By Eight Generations Of An Afrikaner Family. Ochre cb. 420pp illustrated b/w photos. indexed. A Fine unread copy in d/w. Viking. New York 1988. ISBN 0670819745
Author's ancestors arrived in South Africa in 1688. Tracing history through family journals and letters the history of South Africa evolves from early trading days at the Cape, through the years of the Great Trek, the Zulu wars, the founding of the Orange Free State, and the Boer War, to follow the fortunes of his people that he sees as the white tribe of Africa and no longer European. Author studied International Relations at UCT & the LSE. A news correspondent and journalist in working in many countries he lived in Canada and was editor of 'Toronto Life' at the time of publication.
#16810 Eliot, Rebecca. THE SCHOOLS COLLECTION. A Comprehensive Guide To Independent And Public Schools Available In South Africa. Large glossy magazine format. Fine condition. Adventure Portfolio. 3rd edition.
Features over 70 schools outlining their aims and facilities with contact details. A wide survey of the best in education in South Africa.
#16827 Gillies, Ailie F. & Stokes, C.S. GOLDEN HERITAGE. A South African Gallery. Pale cb. 114pp illustrated cold.plates. 4to. No inscrip. VG in G+ pc.d/w. SA National Council For The Blind. 1963.
Selected highpoints of South Africa with text on one page and full page colour illustration opposite. Illustrations are a mix of photographs and paintings.
#16508 Herd, Norman. 1922. The Revolt On The Rand. Yellow cb. 210pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo indexed. Good condition in shabby d/w. Blue Crane. Johannesburg 1966.
Johannesburg miners engaged on a bloody strike in 1922 which the Smuts government crushed by force. Bombs and machine gun fire from ground and air were used to quell the insurrection. Little was written objectively about this event which Author seeks to redress.
#16536 Iwan-Muller, E.B. LORD MILNER AND SOUTH AFRICA. Olive green cloth boards. 751pp illustrated 2 b/w plates (one of Milner and one of Rhodes) 8vo indexed. Bookplate ffep. protective cover secured pastedowns. front board slightly shaken else no major defects, a good sound clean copy. Heinemann. London 1902.
Commences with events before the Jameson Raid (Froude, Bartle Frere) and the subsequent arrival of Milner at the Cape as a result of that, up to the start of the Boer War.
#16501 Kingwill, D.G. THE CSIR. The First 40 Years. Black cb. 352pp illustrated col.b/w photos. 4to. Insect attack to boards and spine hence boards G+ only, although contents are Fine, in G-VG d/w (no loss or tears, but rubbed and chipped). Despite faults a very clean and sound copy. CSIR presentation certificate tipped in to half-title. CSIR Pretoria 1990. ISBN 0798849398
Presentation volume to Prof. D.E.A. Rivett from the CSIR. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research was founded in 1945 and is involved in promoting and supporting research, providing information, international cooperation, and is now a technology driven market oriented partner of local private and public sectors.
#16808 Mabin, Alan & Conradie, Barbara. (Eds). THE CONFIDENCE OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY. Standard Bank Reports On Economic Conditions In Southern Africa 1865-1902. Navy skivertex boards. 547pp cold.frontis. lg.8vo. Bookplate ffep else a Fine copy in d/w. Johannesburg 1987. ISBN 0620114673
This volume commemorates the 125th anniversary of The Standard Bank in South Africa It reproduces primary source material from the Bank's archives. A most interesting look at early South Africa, covering wars, gold, diamonds and much more. The bank was headquartered in Port Elizabeth until 1885, thereafter in Cape Town.
#16826 Quarmby, Roy. OUR SOUTHERN SKY. Blue cb. 128pp illustrated dwgs. 4to. VG in d/w (no loss, rather browned top front and rear). Purnell. Cape Town 1965.
An introductory guide to elementary astronomy, primarily aimed at young people but enough info for adult interest. Includes star maps of the southern skies.
#16825 Reader's Digest. SOUTH AFRICA'S YESTERDAYS Brown cb. 344pp. illustrated col.b/w photos etc. 4to. indexed. Inscrip ffep, stamp rear fep. VG+ in VG d/w (shows bump lower front corner, no loss, tears, or chips). RDA. Cape Town 1981 1st edn. ISBN 0620050195
A compendium of South African social life through the years with entries seperated into subject topics. An interesting store of oddities to shed light on many aspects of South African life.
#16605 Rosenthal, Eric. YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING... The Early History Of Radio In South Africa. Blue skivertex bds. vi + 165pp illustrated b/w photos. lg.8vo indexed. Bookplate ffep else a near Fine copy in VG+ d/w. Cape Town 1974.
Published to mark the 50th anniversary of SABC this book looks at the early technical development of radio in South Africa as well as the development of commercial radio stations established prior to the SABC. E.A. Jennings of Port Elizabeth invented wireless telegraphy independantly of Marconi, and Dr Van Der Bijl of Cape Town was involved in early work with experimental radio valves (he published 'The Thermionic Vacuum Tube' in 1920).
#16770 Smith, Anna H. (Ed). AFRICANA BYWAYS. Green cb. 189pp. illustrated b/w photos, plates. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in VG+ protected d/w. Donker. Johannesburg 1976. ISBN 0949937193
The second collection of public lectures originally given to the Institute for Adult Studies.
N. Cowan. Photographs: Their History And Their Place In South African History.
L.J. de Wet. South African Pictures By Churchmen Of The Nineteenth Century.
F. Levy. Reprints Of Africana Books.
A.H. Smith. Botanical Illustration Of South African Flowers.
E.B. Nagelgast. Johannesburg Newpapers & Periodicals.
M.B. Chapman. Book-Plates Of South Africa & South West Africa.
H.J. Bruce. The Arts & Crafts Of The Transvaal Ndebele.
R.F. Kennedy. South African Cartoons.
#16771 Smith, Anna H. (Ed). AFRICANA CURIOSITIES. Red cb. 148pp. illustrated b/w. indexed. Bookplate ffep. title page recto & verso inscriptions covered with tippex plus label on top. o/w VG in repaired d/w. Johannesburg 1973. ISBN 0949937037
Public lectures originally given to the Institute of Adult Studies. Contents include:
Anna H. Smith. African Decorative Maps.
L.J. de Wet. Commemorative Medals.
J.H. Ogilvie. Cape Almanacs.
R.F. Kennedy. South African Paper Money.
M.M. de Lange. Aspects Of South African Beadwork.
M.B. Chapman. Coins Of The South African Republic.
E.B. Hughes. Collecting Johanesburgiana.
#16973 Webber, H. O'Kelly. THE GRIP OF GOLD. A Story Of A Dominion. Gilt on red cb. 287pp. portrait frontis. illustrated b/w plates. 8vo indexed. Neat ownership inscrip f.pastedown. edges and eps foxed, one bump on foredge of front board else a VG copy. Hutchinson. London 1936.
Early personal history of South Africa. Author emigrated to the Cape Colony when 21. Has some interesting early photographs. Chapter titles include: The Boer Republics, Farrar The Man, The Jameson Raid, Chinese Labour, The Jews In Africa, and more. An interesting appendix is entitled Stories Of Lost Treasure.
#16974 Webber, H. O'Kelly. THE GRIP OF GOLD. A Story Of A Dominion. Gilt on red cb. 287pp. portrait frontis. illustrated b/w plates. 8vo indexed. Ex-library, number on spine and assorted stamps. faded well around spine. A Good clean sound reading copy. Hutchinson. London 1936.
Early personal history of South Africa. Author emigrated to the Cape Colony when 21. Has some interesting early photographs. Chapter titles include: The Boer Republics, Farrar The Man, The Jameson Raid, Chinese Labour, The Jews In Africa, and more. An interesting appendix is entitled Stories Of Lost Treasure.


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#16875 Hurwitz, N. AGRICULTURE IN NATAL 1860-1950. Natal Regional Survey Volume 12. Blue boards. 123pp illustrated tables etc. G+, a clean sound copy, ff tanned. OUP & University of Natal. London 1957.
Covers such matters as early settlers, the economic background including land, labour & credit, the sugar and wattle industries, field crops, horticulture, livestock & dairy, with authors summary, conclusions & assorted appendices.
#16876 University of Natal. AGRICULTURE IN NATAL. Recent Developments. Natal Regional Survey Volume 13. Blue boards. 205pp illustrated tables, photos. etc. G+, a clean sound copy. OUP & University of Natal. London 1957.
A Symposium. Papers included on climate (M.H. Roberts), soil (E.R. Orchard), vegetation (J.D. Scott), the sugar industry (W.K. Buchanan). the wattle industry (H. Shaw), field crop production (I.J. Smuts), fruit & vegetables (J.C. Le Roux), soil conservation (E.D. Adler), animal production (P.L. Kotze), dairying (C.W. Abbott), the poultry industry (H.P. Eloff), agricultural output and farm labour resources (H.I. Behrman).
#16876 Brookes, Edgar H. & Hurwitz, N. THE NATIVE RESERVES OF NATAL. Natal Regional Survey Volume 7. Blue boards. 195pp illustrated tables, photos. etc. G+, a clean sound copy. OUP & University of Natal. London 1957.
Compiled before the Tomlinson report this is a detailed statistical report on the then native reserves existing in Natal.


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#16951 Alexander, Neville. SOW THE WIND. Contemporary Speeches. 180pp p/b. ff browned o/w VG+ copy. Skotaville. Johannesburg 1985. ISBN 09470090708
Speeches from the early 1980s. Author was imprisoned on Robben Island from 1963 to 1974. His ideas represent the african socialist view and he concentrates on matters such as the links between capitalism and racism and the need for working-class leadership in the struggle.


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#16886 Mbiti, Rev. John S. AFRICAN RELIGIONS & PHILOSOPHY. Printed wraps. xiii + 290pp. maps on eps. Wraps rubbed, top edge stained hence a G-VG copy, sound and clean. Heinemann. London 1971 rpt. ISBN 0435835912
A systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief as they have evolved in the many societies of Africa.
#16962 Mutwa, Credo Vusamazulu. INDABA, MY CHILDREN. Collector's Edition in original three-quarter green leather. xix + 562pp. illustrated b/w photos, dwgs. maps on eps. 4to. A little wear to leather on corners and around lower joint, overall an attractive VG copy. Blue Crane. Jhb.nd.
Copy No.971 of 1212. Signed title page thus: "Credo V. Mutwa 18.10.64", also signed at end of preface by A.S. Watkinson, the Author's sponsor. Mythology, legend, custom and history of the Bantu peoples according to author, who renounced Christianity and underwent trainng as a witchdoctor.
#16560 Parrinder, Geoffrey. WITCHCRAFT: EUROPEAN AND AFRICAN. Purple cb. 215pp 8vo. bibliography, indexed. No inscrip. VG condition in lesser much worn d/w. Faber. revised & enlarged edition. London 1963.
More than half of the text is concerned with African witchcraft. Author was then Reader in Comparative Study of Religions at the University of London, and spent 20 years in Africa. Standard text on the subject.


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#16543 Brentjes, Burchard. AFRICAN ROCK ART. Illustrated by Hans-Ulrich Herold. Blind stamped black cb. 104pp illustrated b/w photos and monochrome drawings. 4to. Boards spotted, G+ condition in d/w (no loss but generally worn). a clean reference copy. J.M. Dent. London 1969.
Translated from the German by Anthony Dent. An academic survey covering the art of Bushmen, Bantu, Berber, Hamite, Hottentot, and others on the African continent. Author was lecturer in middle east archaeology at the University of Halle.
#16562 Davis-Mesman, Ellen. THE COLOURFUL PALETTE OF ALFRED KRENZ. Pale blue cb. 90pp illustrated cold.plates & b/w photos. A Fine copy in VG to Fine d/w (slight crease at head of spine and one small closed tear adjacent thereto. front shows impressions of several paperclips probably resting there with weight on top). an attractive near-new copy. Self-published. Onrust Rivier 1998. ISBN 0620226382
Author was art critic to Die Burger, and adviser to Sanlam for their art collection. At the age of 50 Alfred Krenz came to South Africa in 1949 from Holland with an established reputation. His contribution to South African art is reflected by his work held in the SA National Gallery and private collections.
#16565 Klein, Harry. & Strydom, C.J. Scheepers. HISTORIC TABLEAUX ON TILES / HISTORIESE TABLO'S OP TEELS. Card wraps, spiral bound (26pp) large folio (350w x 500h) Rear wrap soiled else near Fine (internally Fine in any case). South African Airways.
14 ceramic tile tableaux featuring battles from the Boer War and Boer Generals were discovered beneath the wallpaper of the old Victoria theatre in Amsterdam in 1969. These were typically 1.5m w x 2.3m h. The scenes had been painted by Cornelius de Bruyn. Dr Punt of the Simon van der Stel Foundation secured the tiles for South Africa. Exhibited in the T.P.A. building in Pretoria in 1970 they were acquired by P.W. Botha who was then Minister of Defence and are now housed in the Boer War Museum in Bloemfontein.
#16549 Lee, D.N. & Woodhouse, C. ART ON THE ROCKS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Pale yellow cb. 165pp illustrated col.b/w photos & drawings. 4to. No inscrip. ff browned, some insect damage, hence Good in d/w (no loss but worn, and repaired internally). A clean and sound copy. Purnell. Cape Town 1970.
The paintings are divided into section such as animals, people, clothing, heads, etc. Authors collected pictures over more than 10 years. A list of sites references to the illustrations.
#16550 Willcox, A.R. THE ROCK ART OF SOUTH AFRICA. Illustrated by Allen Telford. Terracotta cb. 95pp illustrated col.b/w photos, dwgs, map.4to. Good sound copy, sello residue to pastedowns, in tatty d/w (no severe loss, just very worn). Nelson. Johannesburg 1963.
Author was noted authority on South African rock art, paintings and petroglyphs. A good source to the study of these art


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#16678 Eliovson, Sima. GARDEN BEAUTY OF SOUTH AFRICA. White cb. 150pp. cold.illustrated 4to. Bookplate half-title. sello stains inside d/w (no loss or tears) transferred to boards, hence VG only. Macmillan. Johannesburg 1st edn 1979. ISBN 0869540750
A selection of gardens, private and public, examined not only in respect of the flora but also with regard to soil and climate.
#16676 Gardiner, Nancy. BEAUTIFUL GARDENS OF SOUTH AFRICA. Green cb. 175pp illustrated col. photos. lg.4to Bookplate ffep. Fine condition in d/w. Struik Timmins. Cape Town 1991. ISBN 0869785346
Thirty four outstanding gardens selected from across South Africa for beauty, floral diversity, and design.
#16471 Oliver, E.G.H. (Ed). & Baker, H.A. ERICAS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. With Paintings By Irma Von Below, Fay Anderson, And Others. Gilt on full green leather. 180pp illustrated cold.plates. Slight wear to leather on corners etc. o/w VG+, contents Fine. original clear plastic wrapper. Purnell. Cape Town 1967.
De Luxe Subscribers Edition. No.190 of 400. Inscribed for L.R. Latimer and signed by the artists and authors. Definitive work on over 600 species of the genus.


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#14116 Blixen, Karen. OUT OF AFRICA. Printed stamped bds with colour inset portrait of author on front. 288pp. illustrated b/w photos, cold.plates, dwgs etc. 4to. Large gift inscrip ffep else near Fine condition. Century Pub. London 1985. ISBN 0712610162
Author records in middle age her life managing a coffee plantation near Nairobi in the 1920s and 1930s, the day to day events, the settlers, and the African peoples. Well illustrated with a mixture of photographs and selected art, this is an attractive edition.
#16964 Bulpin, T.V. THE WHITE WHIRLWIND. Khaki cb. viii + 343pp illustrated line dwgs. 8vo. No inscrip. a VG copy, very clean and square-cornered, no d/w. Nelson. Johannesburg 1961.
A biographical narrative of the frontiersman Johan Colenbrander. Based upon family letters and contemporary material from the Central African Archives in Salisbury (Harare). Illustrated by Penny Miller.
#16532 Colvin, Ian. THE LIFE OF JAMESON. In Two Volumes. Gilt on blue cb. 314pp, 352pp. photo portrait frontis Vol.1, painting portrait frontis Vol.2. illustrated photos. maps. 8vo. indexed. No inscrip. bookplate ffep, protective cover secured to pastedowns. both volumes G+ condition, ff tanned and slight damp line top edge both volumes. however, sound clean copies despite all faults. Arnold. London 1922 1st edition.
The standard biography of Jameson, deals in depth with all matters and circumstances in which this controversial figure was involved which, because of his close friendship with Rhodes, is to say all that happened in those years involving the discovery and exploitation of gold and diamonds in South Africa.
#16777 Danziger, Christopher. A TRADER'S CENTURY. The Fortune's Of Frasers. Gilt on full blue leather boards. 147pp illustrated b/w photos, genealogy tree. sm.4to. Eps lightly tanned else near Fine condition in d/w. Purnell. Cape Town 1979. ISBN 0868430242
Starting as a trading post in Lesotho, Frasers Limited developed as a wholesale trading company with a presence over the whole of Southern Africa.
#16778 Faktor-Kreitzner, Lucy. TAKING A BOW. Lime green cb. 237pp illustrated b/w photos. lg.8vo. No inscrip. marked at top of spine else VG+ in d/w (no loss, chips, or tears). Gryphon Press. Cape Town 1988. ISBN 0620121319
From Dvinsk to South Africa, a lifetime of music which includes such diverse personalities as David Tidbold and Marlene Dietrich.
#16868 Gevisser, Mark. THABO MBEKI. The Dream Deferred. 892pp illustrated b/w photos. lg.8vo. No inscrip. VG+ condition. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 2007. ISBN 1868421015
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.
#16499 Gledhill, Eily & Jack. IN THE STEPS OF PIET RETIEF. Yellow cb. 240pp illustrated b/w plates, maps, etc. indexed. No inscrip. Near Fine in VG+ d/w (no loss, rubbed). Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1980. ISBN 0798110880
Detailed biography of the Voortrekker leader from his birth near Wellington to his death at the hands of Dingaan in 1838. Deals extensively with his activities in the Eastern Cape as trader, builder, farmer, and field-commandant. Bibliography.
#16855 Gregory, James. (With Bob Graham). GOODBYE BAFANA. Nelson Mandela, My Prisoner, My Friend. Grey cb. 378pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo indexed. A Fine copy in d/w. Headline. 1995 1st printing. ISBN 0747216983
James Gregory was Nelson Mandela's jailer for over 20 years. From being a staunch supporter of apartheid and viewing Mandela as just another terrorist, author became a close friend of his prisoner. A personal view of a man who knew Mandela like few others.
#16884 Hadland, Adrian. & Rantao, Jovial. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THABO MBEKI. 241pp softover illustrated b/w photos. Ownership inscrip ffep else VG+ condition. Zebra. Rivonia 1999. ISBN 1868722600
This first biography of Thabo Mbeki precedes the official biography by Mark Gevisser. Son of Govan Mbeki, Thabo was favoured as an African intellectual and groomed for a leadership role while overseas. He saw little of the struggle and but rose from herdboy to President, being recently 'recalled' following internal left wing struggles within the ANC following the Polokwane (Pietersburg) palace coup.
#16975 Headlam, Cecil. THE MILNER PAPERS. 1897-1899. First of two volumes only. original green cb. 590pp. No inscrip. front hinge shaken else a VG+ copy. Cassell.London 1931 1st edn.
This volume proceeds up to the outbreak of the Boer War. Commences with a brief biographical introduction of Milner and his work prior to coming to South Africa where he succeeded Lord Rosemead (Sir Hercules Robinson) as Governor of the Cape Colony.
#16787 Malan, Rian. MY TRAITOR'S HEART Red cb. 425pp 8vo.. A Fine unread copy in d/w. Vintage. London 1991. ISBN 0370313542
A South African explores the madness in his country, his tribe, and himself. Author is related to D.F. Malan, former prime minister of South Africa and creator of the ideology of apartheid. Returning home from exile he has to face his Malan-ness and reconcile his family history with his conscience.
#16812 McCullum, Taffy Gould. WHITE WOMAN WITCHDOCTOR. Tales From The African Life Of Rae Graham. As Told To Taffy Gould McCallum. White cb. 247pp illustrated b/w photos 8vo. Neat ownership inscription ffep. VG+ condition in d/w (covered adhesive protective film, mark at front due removal sello). Struik Book Distributors Wynberg 1994 ISBN 0620183381
Signed by Author on title page. Author came to South Africa as a bride immediately after WW2 and tells of her life in remote Venda and Botswana. Later, moving to Johannesburg, she underwent training and was initiated as a witchdoctor, the first white woman ever to do so.
#16502 Philip, Peter. BRITISH RESIDENTS AT THE CAPE 1795-1819. Biographical Records Of 4800 Pioneers. Cream cloth boards. xxiii + 484pp. 8vo. bibliography. No inscrip. near Fine in d/w (one small closed tear only). David Philip. Cape Town 1981. ISBN 0908396465
Lists in alphabetical order, with extensive biographical details, pioneers who made the Cape their home before the 1820 settlement in the Eastern Cape. Lists of sources, regiments, and ships of war which served at the Cape.
#16534 Phillips, Mrs. Lionel. SOME SOUTH AFRICAN RECOLLECTIONS. Olive green cb.x + 183pp. + 32pp publishers catalogue. illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate ffep and label covering inscription. ff browned a good sound but worn copy. London 1900, 5th. imp.
The author was of course the wife of Sir Lionel Phillips. She wrote "as a record for my children of the part played by their father in the Reform movement in the Transvaal".
#16510 Rissik, Agnes. LETTERS TO MY GRANDCHILDREN. Gilt on red cb. xiv + 397pp illustrated b/w plates. sm.4to indexed. Bookplate ffep else Fine condition in slipcase. Self. Johannesburg 1969.
Copy No.321 of 350. Covers such diverse historical episodes as the exhumation of Napoleon's body & the siege of Kimberley, while imparting family information for Duncan, Alexander, Rissik, Altmann, & Leibbrandt families. The Rissik connection was Johann Rissik who was appointed by Louis Botha as the first Administrator of the Transvaal following Union in 1910. Interesting notes on the naming of Johannesburg. Regrettably this item does not include the separate booklet with family trees.
#16539 Smith, Victor. OPEN COCKPIT OVER AFRICA. Printed wraps. viii + 188pp illustrated b/w.photos. indexed. No inscrip. VG condition Faircape Books. Cape Town 1999 revised edn. ISBN 079850773X
Author was early aviator flying open-cockpit single-engined aircraft the length and breadth of Africa in the early 1930s, even to London and back.
#16505 Stanley, Henry Morton. (Ed. Dorothy Stanley). THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SIR HENRY MORT0N STANLEY. Edited By His Wife. Gilt on blue cloth boards. xvii + 539pp illustrated b/w plates, foldout map at rear. 8vo. Bookplate J.W. Quinn (Concordia). A good reading copy. sound, but boards spotted and some damp storage stains. rear map now in two halves. Sampson Low Marston. London 1909 1st UK edition. On the verso we note "Printed from American plates", and interestingly this English edition contains the folding facsimile letter that only appeared in the second american edition.
The full story of his life, not restricted to his finding of Livingstone, edited and published posthumously.
#16785 Tyson, Harvey. EDITORS UNDER FIRE. Contributors include Anthony Lewis, Nelson Mandela, Lord McGregor of Durris & Helen Suzman. Blue cb. 428pp illustrated b/w photos. cartoons. 8vo indexed. A Fine copy in near-so d/w (only fault is a creased head of spine). Random House. Sandton 1993. ISBN 0947024395
The doyen of South African reporters and editors recounts the high and low points of 40 years in print. Four emminent persons write their reflections:
Helen Suzman. South Africa, The Past.
Nelson Mandela. South Africa, The Future.
Anthony Lewis. America, Land Of The Free Press?
Lord McGregor of Durris. The World, Privacy Versus Public Interest.
#16854 Wolhuter, S.G. THE MELANCHOLY STATE. Foreword + 139pp illustrated b/w photos. maps on eps. VG in VG d/w. Howard Timmins. Cape Town nd. ISBN 0869872312
The story of a South African prisoner of war. (Taken prisoner June 1942 at Tobruk).
#16535 Worsfold, W. Basil. LORD MILNER'S WORK IN SOUTH AFRICA From Its Commencement In 1897 To The Peace Of Vereeniging In 1902. Blue cb. vi + 620pp illustrated b/w photos. foldout map. 8vo. indexed. Bookplate ffep. clear protective cover secured to pastedowns. a good clean sound copy. John Murray. London 1906 1st edition.
A contemporary and hagiographic biography of this controversial figure. Revered in his day, modern sentiment is critical of his aims and role in provoking the Boer War to gain control over the Transvaal Republic using the Uitlander issue.


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#16563 Jungle Oats. YOUR FAVOURITE JUNGLE OATS RECIPES. Printed boards. 103pp illustrated col.photos. oblong 8vo. VG condition (was not a kitchen copy). Tiger Foods nd.
Selected from recipes of South African housewifes sent in to the company.
#16564 Sampson, Belinda (Ed). MORE TOP SECRETS FOR ENTERTAINING. Blue cb. 168pp illustrated col.photos. 4to. Owners inscrip ffep, Fine in VG d/w (no loss, chips, tears, but rubbed). SARDA. Constantia 1988. ISBN 0620116900
Sold in aid of The South African Riding For The Disabled Association. Recipes for dinners contributed by various local luminaries.


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#16512 Bennett, Benjamin. FREEDOM - OR THE GALLOWS. Blue cb. 248pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Edges very browned & spotted, a Good reading copy in repaired d/w (worn & rubbed but no loss). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1956 1st edition.
Another collection of murder cases from South Africa's famous crime writer..
#16511 Bennett, Benjamin, SOME DON'T HANG. Pink cb. 200pp illustrated b/w photos. No inscrip. G-VG in bright d/w (no loss but sello stains inside). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1973. ISBN 0869780700
A collection of murders including the famous Bubbles Schroeder case where the murderer for one reason or another escaped the gallows..
#16472 Bennett, Benjamin. THE NOOSE TIGHTENS. Red cb. 266pp illustrated b/w photos. No inscrip. eps browned & small biro ticks on list of author's books, VG in particularly bright d/w (shows sello stains inside, no chips, loss, or tears). An attractive copy with no major faults. Timmins. Cape Town 1974. ISBN 0869781022
10 murders examined by crime reporter author.
#16506 Bennett, Benjamin. THEY CROSSED MY PATH. Red cb. 283pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Ex library (pocket f.pastedown is the only sign) o/w VG in d/w. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1972.
A autobiographal volume by South Africa's well known crime writer, mentions such personalities as Chris Barnard, George Honeyball, and others that crossed his life as a reporter.
#16473 Bennett, Benjamin. WHY DID THEY DO IT. Blue cb. 310pp illustrated b/w photos. Ownership stamp ffep, G in repaired d/w (loss to head of spine). A clean copy. Timmins. Cape Town 1953 1st edn.
Eleven crimes investigated by crime reporter author, including John Christie and Neville Heath.
#16500 Tancred, Lenor. DAISY DE MELKER, GUILTY OR INNOCENT? 388pp illustrated b/w. ex publisher. Self-published. 2nd revised edition 2008. ISBN 9780620382496
Considers all the evidence more impartially than was the case in 1932 and whilst not concluding that Daisy de Melker was innocent, author believes that there was more room for reasonable doubt than was granted and that she would have been acquitted if tried with the scientific knowledge and legal procedures of today. Daisy de Melker is regarded as South Africa's first and most infamous serial killer. 'Ending up like Daisy de Melker' was a threat long held over many young South African heads to induce obedience. Contains important changes as a result of errors propagated from sources used in early investigations.


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#16985 Green, Lawrence G. HARBOURS OF MEMORY. A Book Of Personal Experiences Along South African And Other Romantic Waterfronts, Odd Characters Encountered By The Author And The Strange Tales They Told. 255pp. cold.frontis. illustrated b/w line dwgs. No inscrip. VG+ condition in matching d/w. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1982 rpt. ISBN 0869782428
Whilst most of the stories concern local harbours, East Africa is also covered and there are chapters on Marseille and Gibraltar
#16983 Green, Lawrence G. THE COAST OF TREASURE. Brown cb. 269pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. indexed. Neat ownership inscrip ffep, eps browned, else VG condition in d/w (some marks but no loss, chips, or tears). Cape Town 1973 rpt. (1932) ISBN 0869780484
This title deals with shipwrecks along the desert coast of South West Africa and also further south down to Table Bay. A reprint of one of the scarce pre-war titles.


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#16575 Tracey, Hugh. "LALELA ZULU" 100 Zulu Lyrics. Blue cb. 121pp. 4to. Good clean sound copy, boards faded, ff browned, no d/w. African Music Society. Johannesburg 1948.
A brief description of the meaning / intent of each song is included with the english words. The original zulu text is given, later. Includes index of first lines, and of gramophone records. Author later founded ILAM (International Library of African Music here in Grahamstown at Rhodes University).


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#16531 Emden, Paul H. RANDLORDS. Original royal blue cb. 368pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo indexed. bibliography. Bookplate ffep. spine faded else VG. Hodder & Stoughton. London 1935.
Deals with the men who discovered the gold, financed the mines, and grew rich on the proceeds.
#16880 Lezard, Adele. GOLD BLAST. Being The Romantic History Of The Rand Goldfields. Brown boards. 305pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Dusty, no d/w. A good sound copy. Rich & Cowan. London 1936.
Published in the year of Johannesburg's 50th centenary this has many contemporary photograhs of interest. An interestingly written account which if not a definitive history brings to life the early days with anecdotal stories. Author was first woman to stand at the bottom of the then world's deepest mine, Robinson Deep.


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#16914 Cervantes, Miguel de. (Tr. Andre Brink). DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA. Die Vindingryke Ridder. Uit Spaans Vertaal Deur Andre P. Brink. Met Die Oorspronklike Illustrasies Van Gistave Dore. Terracotta boards. 287pp 8vo. G+ in repaired d/w (worn but no loss). Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1966.
Andre Brink's translation of the classic "Don Quixote" by Cervantes.
#16551 Orr, Margaret, Rorich, Mary, & Dowling, Finuela. (Eds). THE WITS WONDERWOMAN BOOK. Buttons And Breakfasts. Printed wraps. 173 pp illustrated col.b/w photos. sq.4to. Fine condition. WUP. Johannesburg 2006 ISBN 9781868144235
The 'Wonderwoman' programme was institued by Wits as one step in moving the dismal demographics at higher academic levels more in favour of women. Contains stories told by woman academics about their experiences there, how they feel, what they want, the difficulties and stumbling blocks put in the way of their academic advancement.


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#16883 Mondlane, Eduardo. THE STRUGGLE FOR MOZAMBIQUE. Red wraps. 225p p/b. Ownership inscrip inside f.wrap. spine faded hence VG- condition. Zed Press. London 1983.Penguin. Middlesex 1970. ISBN 086232016X
Author, assassinated in 1969, was President of FRELIMO. This is a reprint of the original 1970 Penguin edition with and introduction by John Saul and a biographical sketch by Herbert Shore, but excludes the photographs and map that were in the original edition.


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#16824 Branch, Bill. EVERYONE'S GUIDE TO SNAKES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Includes Other Reptiles And Amphibians. Glossy printed boards. 112pp illustrated col.photos. Small owners inscrip, a near Fine copy. CNA. Johannesburg 1991. ISBN 0958317119
A well illustrated and comprehensive introductory guide covering snakes, worm lizards, crocodiles, chelonians, & amphibians.
#16874 Mackworth-Praed, C.W. & Grant, Captain C.H.B. BIRDS OF THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF AFRICA. African Handbook Of Birds. Series II Volume I. Gilt on grey cb. 688pp illustrated more than 1000 cold.plates, dwgs. photos, maps. No inscrip. VG+ in bright pc.d/w. The title on the d/w has sunned through onto the front board but otherwise a very clean and sound copy. Little used. Longmans. London 1962 1st edn.
Covers Ostriches to Wagtails and a geographical area inclusive of most of Angola, the southern part of Mozambique, Zambia, and all areas south of these, generally all country south of the Congo watershed.


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#16862 Albeldas, Michel. & Fischer, Alan. (Eds). A QUESTION OF SURVIVAL. Conversations With Key South Africans. Black cb. 519pp lg.8vo. Ownership stamp f.pastedown. considerable highlighting and underlining hence G+ only in VG d/w (no loss, chips, or tears, but browned. Johnathan Ball. Johannesburg 1987. ISBN 0868501425
With Essays By Herman Giliomee, Eddie Webster, John Barratt, Herbert Vilakazi, Charles Villa-Vicenzio, James Leatt, & David Welsh. Interviews with Nthato Motlana, Andries Treurnicht, Bishop Tutu, Allan Boesak, Beyers Naude, Eugene Terre Blanche, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Sathasivan Cooper, Ishmael Mkhabela, Colin Eglin, Helen Suzman, Tertius Myberg, Percy Qoboza, Harald Pakendorf, Elijah Barayi, Cyril Ramaphosa, Chris Dlamini, Piroshaw Camay, James Motlasi, Jaap Marais, Harry Openheimer, Sam Motsuenyane, Raymond Ackerman, Gavin Relly, Curtis Nkondo, Aubrey Mokoena, Frank Chikane, Neville Alexander, Alan Paton, Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert, Allan Hendrikse, Zindisi Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Pik Botha, F.W. De Klerk, Chris Heunis, P.W. Botha.
#16954 Bennett, Norman R. (Ed). THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORICAL STUDIES. Volume 28 No.2. Red printed wraps. p.241-p.480. No inscrip. VG+ condition. African Studies Center. Boston Univrsity 1995.
Formerly "African Historical Studies". Included articles:
Lidwien Kapteijns, Gender Relations And The Transformation Of The Northern Somali Pastoral Tradition.
Paul Lovejoy & David Richardson, Competing Markets For Male & Female Slaves, Prices In The Interior Of West Africa 1780-1850.
Pier Larson, Multiple Narratives, Gendered Voices, Remembering The Past In Highland Central Madagascar.
Anshan Li, Asafo And Destoolment In Colonial Southern Ghana 1900-1953.
Communications, book reviews, notes.
#16553 Bernstein, Hilda. No.46 - Steve Biko. Printed wraps. 149pp. Sound reading copy. International Defence & Aid Fund. ISBN 0904759210
An investigation into the death of Steve Biko. Extracts from inquests, statements, etc.
#16882 Bizos, George. NO ONE TO BLAME? In Pursuit Of Justice In South Africa. 246pp softover. No inscrip. VG condition. David Philip & Mayibye Books. Cape Town 1998. Mayibuye History & Literature Series No.90. ISBN 0864863195
Civil rights advocate George Bizos examines the cases of Solwandle Ngudle, Ahmed Timol, Steve Biko, Neli Aggett, Simon Mndawe, Matthew Goniwe (the Cradock Four).
#16867 Bruggemans, Cees. CHANGE OF PACE. South Africa's Economic Revival. Silver wraps. 296pp 8vo. Near Fine condition. WUP. Johannesburg 2003. ISBN 1868143848
Concludes that South Africa is putting together economic growth and development to underpin a stable democracy despite the problems and challenges facing the country. Author is chief economist for the First National Bank so his views have credibility.
#16952 Elphick, Richard. & Gilliomee, Hermann. (Eds). THE SHAPING OF SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY 1652-1820. Printed wraps. illustrated b/w maps, tables, etc. 415pp. VG+ condition. Longman Penguin. Cape Town 1979. ISBN 0582646871
Traces the development of social patterns developed in the early Cape Colony. Contents include:
Richard Elphick, The Khoisan to c.1770.
Leonard Guelke, The White Settlers 1652-1780.
James C. Armstrong, The Slaves 1652-1795.
Richard Elphick & Robert Shell, Intergroup Relations. Khoikhoi, Settlers, Slaves & Free Blacks 1652-1795.
Gerrit Schutte, Company & Colonists At The Cape.
William M. Freund, The Cape Under Transitional Governments 1795-1814.
Martin Legassick, The Northern Frontiers to 1820, The Emergence Of The Griqua People.
Hermann Giliomee, The Eastern Frontier.
Hermann Giliomee, The Burgher Rebellions On The Eastern Frontier 1795-1815.
Hermann Giliomee & Richard Elphick, The Structure Of European Domination At The Cape.
#16522 Grinker, David. INSIDE SOWETO 2. Printed wraps. 159pp. Bookplate ffep, ff browned else a VG-F copy. Eastern Enterprises. Johannesburg 1987. ISBN 062010628X
Author takes a right-wing approach to the problems of the time. Anti ANC, anti UDF, author ranges far beyond the geographical constraints of the title.
#7061 Heymans, Chris. & Totemeyer, Gerhard. GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE. Printed wraps. 222pp. 8vo. indexed. Large dedication inside front wrap else VG+ condition. Juta. Johannesburg 1988. ISBN 0702119921
Examines recent developments which have changed the role and structure of local government (for instance, regional services councils). Articles include:
Gerhard Totemayer, Local Government, Where Politics And Administration Meet.
S.X. Hanekom, Why Local Government Matters.
Simon Bekker, Devolution And The State's Programme Of Reform At Local Level.
Chris Heymans, The Political And Constitutional Context Of Local Government Restructuring In South Africa.
Robert Cameron, The Institutional Parameters Of Local Government Restructuring In South Africa.
Pierre du Toit, Regional Service Councils, Control At Local Government Level.
David Solomon, The Financial And Fiscal Aspects Of Local Government Restructuring.
Johnson Poto, The Viability Of Black Local Authorities.
Richard Humphries, Intermediate State Responses To The Black Local Government Legitimacy Crisis.
Annette Seegers, Extending The Security Network To The Local Level.
Doreen Atkinson & Chris Heymans, The Future, What Do The Practitioners
David Dewar, City Planning And Urbanisation Strategies, Meeting The Challenges.
Vanessa Watson, Towards New Forms Of Local Government In A Future South Africa.
Mark Swilling, Taking Power From Below, Local Government Restructuring And The Search For Community Participation.
Doreen Atkinson, How Do We Get From Here To There?
#16877 James, Wilmot. & Van De Vijver, Linda. (Eds). AFTER THE TRC. Reflections On Truth And Reconciliation In South Africa. 228pp softcover illustrated b/w photos. A Fine unread copy. David Philip & Ohio University Press. Cape Town 2000. ISBN 0821413856
Contributions from:
Photo Essay, Geoffrey Grundlingh & Pamela Reynolds.
Colin Bundy, The Beast Of The Past. History & The TRC.
Charles Villa-Vicencio, On The Limitations Of Academic History.
Heribert Adam & Kanya Adam, The Politics Of Memory In Divided Societies
Patrica Valdez, The Right To Truth.
Mahmood Mamdani, A Diminished Truth.
Frederick Van Zyl Slabbert, Truth Without Reconciliation.
Alex Boraine, The Language Of Potential.
Jan Van Eck, Reconciliation In Africa?
Kaizer Nyatsumba, Neither Dull Nor Tiresome.
Albie Sachs, His Name Was Henry.
Dumisa Ntsebeza, A Lot More To Live For.
Mary Burton, Reparation, Amnesty And A National Archive.
Ciraj Rasool, Leslie Witz, Gary Minkly, Burying And Memoralising The Body Of Truth.
Linda Van Der Vijver, The Amnesty Process.
Njabulo Ndebele, Of Lions And Rabbits.
Richard Goldstone, The Rule Of Law.
Willem Heath, Fighting Corruption.
John de Gruchy, The TRC And The Building Of A Moral Culture.
Mamphela Ramphele, Law Corruption And Morality.
Francis Wilson, Adressing Povery And Inequality.
Grace Naledi Pandor, Educating The Nation.
Jeffrey Lever & Wilmot James, The Second Republic.
#16872 Leggett, Ted., Moller, Valerie., & Richards, Robin. (Eds). "MY LIFE IN THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA". A Youth Perspecitve. Red wraps. 303pp 8vo. A near Fine copy. HSRC. Pretoria 1997. ISBN 0796918120
The Quality of Life Unit at the University of Natal solicited letters from young people on their expectations, hopes & dreams, loves and hates. A national competition was held bringing in over 900 letters which this book analyses under various topics and of course quotes from extensively.
#16507 Lelyveld, Joseph. MOVE YOUR SHADOW. South Africa, Black And White. Black cb. ix + 390pp. 8vo indexed. No inscrip. eps spotted else VG condition in d/w (no chips, loss, or tears. slighly rubbed). Jonathan Ball / Michael Joseph. Johannesburg 1986. ISBN 0868501239
Author, correspondent for New York Times and once expelled from SA, writes about the South African way of life and its then pervasive racial policy.
#16981 Mathews, S. Anthony. FREEDOM, STATE SECURITY, AND THE RULE OF LAW. Dilemmas Of The Apartheid Society. 312pp tall 8vo. eps browned, VG+ condition. Juta. Cape Town 1986. ISBN 0702118125
Shows how apartheid era security legislation led to the demolition of the rule of law, serving none of the social segments of South African society whilst undermining them all.
#16861 Munnion, Chris. BANANA SUNDAY. Datelines From Africa. 443pp softcover illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. bilbliography, indexed. VG-F condition. William Waterman. Rivonia 1993 1st edn. ISBN 0958375178
Author was the African correspondent of the Daily Telegraph for more than 20 years, and tells the inside story of the press in Africa as a light-hearted journey through a continent in chaos. Stories from all the trouble spots over the years.
#16920 Paton, Alan. THE PEOPLE WEPT. Being A Brief Account Of The Origin, Contents, And Application Of That Unjust Law Of The Union Of South Africa Known As The Group Areas Act Of 1950 (Since Consolidated As Act No.77 Of 1957). Printed wraps. 44pp stapled booklet. G-VG condition. Self. Kloof nd.
One of the mainstay laws of the previous apartheid government, the Group Areas Act caused much misery by removing people from established homes and relocating them to other 'designated' areas with the final object being that each racial group would live in its own area. This item published by well known Alan Paton rejects the law as inhuman and inconsistent with Christian principles.
#16873 Schrire, Robert. (Ed). CRITICAL CHOICES FOR SOUTH AFRICA. An Agenda For The 1990s - Contemporary South African Debates. Printed wraps. xiv + 464pp. No inscrip. VG+. Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1990. ISBN 0195705742
Distils the findings of the research of the Institute For the Study of Public Policy at the University of Cape Town which involved more than 50 scholars from around the world.The papers included are:
Arend Liphart, Electoral Systems, Party Systems And Conflict Management in Segmented Societies.
Laurence Boulle, Limiting State Power, Opportunities for Greater Public Participation In Policy Decisions.
Nic Olivier, A Bill of Rights.
Anthony Mathews, National Security, Freedom & Reform.
Robert Schrire, The Public Beaurocracy, Reform & Accountability.
Michael McGrath, Income Redistribution, The Economic Challenge of the 1990s.
Pierre Hugo, Affirmative Action In The Public Service.
Neville Alexander, The Language Question.
Michael Savage & Solomon Benatar, An Analysis Of Health & Health Services.
Gavin Maasdorp, The Role Of The State In The Economy.
Charles Simkin, Population Policy.
Ann Bernstein, Cities, Crisis Management Of Courageous Leadership?
Wolfgang Thomas, Unemployment And The Job Creation Challenge.
Bobby Godsell, Industrial Relations, The Emerging Choices.
Pundy Pillay, Reconstruction In Post-Apartheid South Africa. The Potential Of The Social Market Economy.
Irajh Abedian & Barry Standish, Macroeconomic Policy, Goals & Limitations.
Irajh Abedian & Barry Standish, Policy And Economic Development.
David Cooper, Agriculture, Its Problems And Its Prospects.
John Kane-Berman, The Apartheid Legacy.
Philip Frankel, Business And Politics, Towards A Strategy.
Mark Swilling, City Politics Comes Of Age, Strategic Responses To Local Government Restructuring.
John Brewer, Black Strategies For Change In A Constrained Society.
Heribert Adam, Towards A Democratic Transformation.
#16902 Verwoerd, Dr H.F. I. CRISIS IN WORLD CONSCIENCE. II. THE ROAD TO FREEDOM FOR BASUTOLAND, BECHUANALAND, SWAZILAND. Fact Paper 107. 18pp brochure illustrated b/w, with reproduction 4pp letter. Fine condition. Dept. of Information. nd. (1960).
The letter, starting 'Dear Friend', was a personal appeal for support at the referendum held to decide if South Africa should declare itself a Republic. Dated 21/9/60 and signed off by Dr Verwoerd.
#16829 Vigne, Randolph. LIBERALS AGAINST APARTHEID. A History Of The Liberal Party Of South Africa 1953-68. Black cb. 268pp illustrated b/w photos. Some considerable highlighting hence Good condition only in VG-F d/w. Initial appearance is near new. Macmillan / St Martins Press 1997. ISBN 0312177380
Includes original book review by W. Neil-Boss from the EP Herald.


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#16784 Chan, Stephen. ROBERT MUGABE. A Life Of Power And Violence. Printed wraps. xvi + 240pp. 8vo indexed. No inscrip. VG-Fine. I.B. Tauris. London 2003. ISBN 1860648738
A detailed analysis of the man, his policies, his objectives. "The land is ours. We shall feed all. Even the stooges and the puppets will have enough. No Zimbabwean should die of hunger" - Robert Mugabe 2002.
#16971 Clegg, Edward. RACE AND POLITICS. Partnership In The Federation Of Rhodesia And Nyasaland. Dark plum cb. x + 280pp illustrated maps. A near Fine copy, exceptionally smart with unmarked contents and four square corners, but no d/w. Oxford University Press. London 1960.
Author lived in Northern Rhodesia from 1951 to 1954 travelling extensively in the Rhodesias and Nyasaland, revisiting them in 1956 under the auspices of the Institute of Race Relations in London and financed by the Rockefeller Foundation.
#16988 Fry, W. Ellerton. (Edited Peter McLaughlin). OCCUPATION OF MASHONALAND. Views by W. Ellerton Fry. Deluxe edition. Gilt decorated three-quarter leather. oblong folio 175pp illustrated 153 sepia photos.Boards spotted else Very Good condition, no inscriptions, contents Fine. Scans on request. Books of Zimbabwe. Bulawayo 1982. ISBN 0869201921
No.72 of 1000. A reprint of the album of photographs taken on the Pioneer Column of 1890 and originally published in October 1891; with the addition of maps, new text, captions and a bibliography. Originally published as a small number (one dozen plus) of hand made "albums" with original sepia photographs inserted and handwritten captions by Fry. This reprint includes a biography of Fry, an article on the march into Mashonaland, nominal rolls of the Pioneer Corps and BSAP forming the Column. Fry accompanied the column with his plate camera with the task of recording data for preparation of accurate maps of the route. This is the only reproduction of his work made, unusual item.
#16965 Hole, Hugh Marshall. THE MAKING OF RHODESIA. Original gilt on blue cb. xi + 405pp illustrated b/w. includes cold.folding map at rear. Neat 1933 ownership inscrip f.pastedown, corners bumped, some light foxing, clean copy in G-VG condition. the folding map has one closed tear near point of attachement else this is pristine. A sound clean copy with no major faults. Macmillan. London 1926.
An early history of Rhodesia and its colonisation. Hole was given access to early records of the British South Africa Company, for which he worked in any case.
#16978 Illustrated Life Rhodesia. ALL OUR YESTERDAYS 1890-1970. A Pictorial Review Of Rhodesia's Story From The Best Of ILR. 201pp softcover illustrated b/w. lg. 4to. ff browned, G+ condition. ILR 1978 2nd imp. ISBN 0869210114
A selection of 50 of the best historical and current affairs features published in ILR from the late 1960s.
#16978 Jollie, Ethel Tawse. THE REAL RHODESIA. Hon. Sec. And Organiser Of The Responsible Government Party In S.Rhodesia 1920. Member Of Rhodesian Delegation To Cape Town 1922. First Women Elected To Legislative Assembly In British Dominions. Original blue cb. xvi + 804p. illustrated b/w photos, dwgs, foldout map. 8vo. Spine worn & unattractive but a G sound copy. Large inscrip (1924) f.pastedown with small tobacco plant taped in. ditto fep with violet. Hutchinson, London 1924.
This classic text gives a story of life in Rhodesia, farming, mining, railways, native life, etc. Ethel Jollie was the first woman elected to parliament in Rhodesia, in 1923 she was elected to the Southern Rhodesia Legislative Council.
#16972 Jones, Neville. (Comp). RHODESIAN GENESIS. The Story Of The Early Days Of Southern Rhodesia Compiled From The Reminiscences Of Some Of The Pioneers For The Rhodesia Pioneers And Early Settlers Society. Gilt device on red cb. 162pp illustrated b/w photos. sm.8vo. Attractive VG+ condition with 4 square corners but no d/w. Bulawayo 1953.
Includes list of members of the Society and list of pioneers who provided personal reminiscences. Published on the occasion of the Rhodes Centenary.
#16865 Meredith, Martin. ROBERT MUGABE. Power, Plunder And Tyranny In Zimbabwe. Softcover, 243pp illustrated b/w plates. lg.8vo. bibliography, index. VG+ only, otherwise as new, unread. Jonathan Ball. (2002) Cape Town ISBN 186842121X
Describes the inexorable slide down from liberation euphoria to anarchy and disintegration of a country once described as "the bread basket of africa".
#16504 Pauling, George. (Ed David Buchan). THE CHRONICLES OF A CONTRACTOR. Being The Autobiography Of The Late George Pauling. Edited By David Buchan. Facsimile reprint of the 1926 edition. 264pp. illustrated photos. plates. contains a full-colour foldout map, some 70 illustrations and 9 appendixes additional to the original edition. Ownership inscription ffep else a Fine copy in VG+ d/w (some closed tears, spine fading). Books of Rhodesia. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series Vol.4. Bulawayo 1969.
George Pauling built the major part of Rhodesia's railway network, including 1531 miles of Rhodes' Cape To Cairo railway, and the tough Beira to Umtali line. He also was involved in the Kowie line from Grahamstown to Port Alfred, the Benguela line, and other rail projects throughout africa
#16555 Prince Edward School. ZEDA EXPEDITION 1963. Printed card wraps. 60pp stapled booklet illustrated b/w photos, foldout map. Wraps spotted but contents in fine condition. Prince Edward School. Salisbury 1964.
Also outlines earlier school expeditions - Chimanimani in 1956, Kilimanjaro in 1959, Zamtiki in 1960, Kon-Bezi in 1961. This expedition navigated the Zambesi by canoe from Chirundu through the Cabora Bassa Gorge (before it was dammed) to the Baroma Mission station.
#16970 Ransford, Oliver. THE RULERS OF RHODESIA. From Earliest Times To The Referendum. Red cb. ix + 345pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. No inscrip. VG+ condition in bright and shiny d/w (price clipped and lamination lifting along top of front joint. Despite slight faults an attractive collectable copy. John Murray. London 1968. ISBN 0719518229
Covers the Shangani Patrol with reference to then new source material, the 1896 Matabele Rebellion etc. Author posits that Rhodes had a 'hole in the heart' condition. He further theorises that always the area has been ruled by minority elites and that the then current struggles saw another elite, the communists, struggling to take over the country. In the 40 years that have passed since he wrote this we might now judge him right.
#6146 Ransford, Oliver. THE RULERS OF RHODESIA. From Earliest Times To The Referendum. ix + 345pp. Illus. b/w photos. maps. Inscrip. ffep o/w near VG in G+ (inside sello stains) d/w. John Murray. London 1968. ISBN 0719518229
Covers the Shangani Patrol, Matabele Rebellion etc.

#16541 Tagel, John. BOLT FROM THE BLUE. Blue cb.234pp illustrated b/w dwgs by author. 8vo. No inscrip. VG+ in d/w (no loss, chips, or tears, but faded around spine). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1979. ISBN 086978160X
Author recounts his brief life as a farmer on Valley farm near Melsetter in the Eastern Highlands area which lies close to the Mozambique border. Having moved there from Cape Town in 1972 precautions in the early days of insurgency soon became necessary. His final departure from the farm on account of terrorist activites that rendered that area unsafe was only 4 years later. His successor on the farm was later killed in a terrorist attack.


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#16927 Crass, Bob. TROUT IN SOUTH AFRICA. Printed gloss boards. 207pp illustrated col.b/w photos. 8vo. No inscrip. spine faded, VG+ condition. Macmillan. Johannesburg 1986. ISBN 0869542834
A detailed survey of the fish, the locations, the art of fly fishing, and other matters including cooking.
#16864 Pearse, R.O. & Byrom, James. DRAGON'S WRATH. Drakensburg Climbs, Accidents And Rescues. Navy cb. 232pp illustrated col.b/w. 4to. Bookplate. a VG-F copy in d/w (covered in protective film). Macmillan. Johannesburg 1986. ISBN 0869542699
Detailed research by Authors establishing the true stories of the many accidents and rescues make this a definitive text on the matter. R.O. Pearse is well known for his other books on the Drakensburg.
#16857 Procter, Mike. (with Patrick Murphy). SOUTH AFRICA. The Years Of Isolation And The Return To International Cricket. Red cb. 239pp illustrated col.b/w photos. 8vo. A Fine copy in d/w. Bok Books. Durban 1994. ISBN 1874937869
Tells the story of cricket in South Africa from exile in 1971 to a return to the world stage in 1991 and beyond.


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#16885 Bonner, Philip. KINGS, COMMONERS, AND CONCESSIONAIRES. The Evolution And Dissolution Of The Nineteenth-Century Swazi State. Softocover. viii + 315pp. illustrated maps. indexed. Some browning inside wraps hence VG condition. New History Of Southern Africa Series. African Studies Centre, Cambridge, African Studies Series 31. Extensive notes & bibliography. Ravan. Johannesburg 1983. ISBN 0869751506


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#7124 Jacobson, Dan. THE ELECTRONIC ELEPHANT. A Southern African Journey. Red cb. 373pp illustrated map. Top edge lightly browned else a Fine copy in d/w. Hamish Hamilton. London 1994 1st printing. ISBN 0241133556
Inscribed ffep by Author thus: "For Terence Beard & Margot Beard. With fond memories of the House of Commons! Good Wishes, Dan Jacobson. Rhodes University 23 iii 95, Grahamstown". Author who grew up in Kimberley sets off in pursuit of his past. The Cape, Bophuthatswana, Botswana and Zimbabwe, in the footsteps of missionaries and imperial dreamers, interweaving stories of Rhodes and others with accounts of his own adventures and chance meetings.
#16600 Jacobson, Dan. THE ELECTRONIC ELEPHANT. A Southern African Journey. Red cb. 373pp illustrated map. Top edge lightly browned else a Fine copy in d/w. Hamish Hamilton. London 1994 1st printing. ISBN 0241133556
Inscribed ffep by Author thus: "For Wendy, with affection & appreciation, Dan Jacobson. 24 iii 95, Grahamstown". Included is photo of Author dd April 1995. Author who grew up in Kimberley sets off in pursuit of his past. The Cape, Bophuthatswana, Botswana and Zimbabwe, in the footsteps of missionaries and imperial dreamers, interweaving stories of Rhodes and others with accounts of his own adventures and chance meetings.


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#16567 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. Blue cb. 207pp illustrated col.b/w plates. 4to. Ex publisher. Self published. Cape Town 2008. ISBN 9780620413367
A full account of the events and history leading to this battle and the aftermath thereof. Thoroughly researched this is not a dull dry historical account, the author has fleshed out the times and personalities to make it all come alive again.
#16863 Cole, Barbara. THE ELITE. The Story Of The Rhodesian Special Air Service. Blue cb. 449pp illustrated col.b/w photos, maps. lg.8vo. indexed. VG+ in d/w (no chips, loss, or tears, not pc). Three Knights. Amanzimtoti 1984. ISBN 0620074213
Covers the history of the Rhodesian SAS from early days in the Western Desert during World War 2 until the decolonisation by the British in 1980 including detailed coverage on ops during the guerilla war. Roll of Honour.
#16541 Hole, Hugh Marshall. THE JAMESON RAID. Dark blue cb. 306pp illustrated b/w plates, large foldout map. Bookplate title page. tape to frontis. chipped to head of spine, and some wear to front board. despite cataloguing these faults still clean and attractive, hence a G+ copy Philip Allan. London 1930.
Author was private secretary to Dr Jameson during 1891-1893, and in the employ of the British South Africa Company was privy to the company of many of those involved in the Reform movement. Written with the benefit of some 30 years of hindsight.
#16976 Hole, Hugh Marshall. THE JAMESON RAID. Dark blue cb. 306pp illustrated b/w plates, large foldout map. Small ownership inscrip f.pastown, chipped to head & tail of spine, rear board shaken, some foxing mainly edges & eps. despite cataloguing these faults still clean and attractive, hence a G+ copy Philip Allan. London 1930.
Author was private secretary to Dr Jameson during 1891-1893, and in the employ of the British South Africa Company was privy to the company of many of those involved in the Reform movement. Written with the benefit of some 30 years of hindsight.
#16552 Labande, J.P.C., Thompson, P.S., & Henderson, Sheila. THE BUFFALO BORDER 1879. The Anglo-Zulu War In Northern Natal. Printed buff wraps. ii + 127 + xii. illustrated b/w maps, photos. indexed. Various appendices. Bibliography. Ownership inscrip ffep. f.wrap slight crease hence a near Fine copy. Research Monograph No 6. University of Natal. Durban 1983. ISBN 0869803441
The book provides a comprehensive account of the military operations in Northern Natal in 1879. The British invasion of Zululand, the aftermath of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift and the raids along the border are also described.
#16887 Venter, Al J. THE TERROR FIGHTERS. A Profile Of Guerrilla Warfare In Southern Africa. Photographs by Cloete Breytenbach. Buckram boards. 152pp illustrated b/w photos in d/w. No inscrip. VG in Poor d/w. Purnell. Cape Town 1969 1st edn.
The war in Angola at this time occupied 60,000 Portuguese troops to contain freedom fighters of one sixth of that number.
#16514 Wallace, Edgar. UNOFFICIAL DISPATCHES. Intro + 332pp. Frontis. Slight spine lean, near VG in poor repaired d/w. Struik Africana Collectanea Vol.XLIX. Facsimile of the original Hutchinson edition. Cape Town 1975. ISBN 0869770544
No.439 of 1000. Edgar Wallace's despatches of the Anglo-Boer War.


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#16858 Adamson, Joy. QUEEN OF SHABA. The Story Of An African Leopard. Gilt decoration on blue cloth boards. 190pp illustrated col.b/w photos. 8vo. A Fine copy in VG+ d/w (a small chip and a small closed tear at top of faded spine). CNA (Collins) Johannesburg 1980 South African edition. ISBN 0002626403
In 1976 Author was given an orphaned leopard cub which she reared and returned to the wild in 1979. She died shortly after finishing this book.
#16497 Inglis, Hon. James. TENT LIFE IN TIGERLAND. With Which Is Incorporated SPORT AND WORK ON THE NEPAUL FRONTIER. Being Twelve Year's Sporting Reminiscences Of A Pioneer Planter In An Indian Frontier District. Sympathetically rebound three-quarter leather on olive boards, original gilt dec. back laid down, teg. marbled eps, xxi + 688pp illustrated 22 chromolithographs. Picture on request. Eps and prelims foxed, sporadic foxing throughout. except frontis and author's portrait, any foxing to the plates is restricted to the border. A clean and sound copy Hutchinson. Sydney 1888.
The first title within concerns hunting in the Purneah, North Bhaugulpore, and Kheri. The second is a reprint of the author's earlier book giving an account of the life of a Planter in the Mofussil or country districts of India.
#16791 Kayanja, F.I.B. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY. Volume 36 No.1 March 1988. Printed yellow on green wraps 103pp. Fine condition. Published for the East African Wildlife Society. Blackwell Science.
Emmanuel Gereta & Eric Wolanski. Wildlife-Water Quality Interactions In The Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
J. Stadler, G. Mungai, & R. Brandl. Weed Invasion In East Africa. Insights From Herbarium Records.
C.R. Goldspink, R.K. Holland, G. Sweet, & R. Stjernstedt. A Note On The Distribution And Abundance Of Puku, Kobus Vardoni Livingstone, in Kansaka National Park, Zambia.
Ahmed K. Hegazy & Mamdouh I. El Amry. Leaf Temperature Of Desert Sand Dune Plants. Perspectives On The Adaptabiity Of Leaf Morphology.
T.S. McCarthy, W.N. Ellery, & A. Bloem. Some Observations On The Geormorphological Impact Of Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus Amphibus L.) In The Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Ignas M.A. Heitkonig & Norman Owen-Smith. Seasonal Selection Of Soil Types And Grass Swards By Roan Antelope In A South African Savannah.
Hanson Langmia Njiforti, Luc Hebou, & Arnold Bodenkamp. Diet Of The Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida Meleagiris Galeata Pallas) In The Waza Region Of North Cameroon.
J.O. Ogutu & H.T. Dublin. The Response Of Lions And Spotted Hyaenas To Sound Playbacks As A Technique For Estimating Population Size.
#16869 Patterson, George. THE LION'S LEGACY. Working With George Adamson And The Lion's Of Africa. Ochre boards. 173pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Top of rear board damp stained hence VG only in d/w (lightly rubbed & shows damp, but no loss, chips, or tears). Despite this fault which is not really noticeable at first sight unless you remove the d/w, it is still an attractive copy Robson Books. London 1991. ISBN 0860517756
After the murder of Adamson in 1989 Author removed the lion cubs left at Kora to Botswana. This story throws new light on George Adamson as also on the threats to african wildlife.

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