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|#18990 Pieterz, Jan. (Cortemunde). (Ed. Henning Henningsen. Tr. Vera & Douglas Varley). AN ADVENTURE AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. DECEMBER 1672. Transcribed From The Original Manuscript In The Royal Library, Copenhagen. 'Dagbog Fra En Ostindiefart 1672-1675'. Thick card boards, printed, 29pp illustrated. 8vo. No inscriptions. top corners bumped, rubbed, else VG condition. Friends of the South African Library 1962. |
Pieterz joined the ship 'Oldenborg' in 1672 as chief surgeon. His handwritten diary of the voyage is preserved in the Royal Library, Copenhagen. This item comprises an excerpt from the diary. During his stay an incident occured that resulted in his putting his sword through a merchant and running away to avoid the retribution which would eventually catche up with him. He was lucky to escape with his life. This is corroborated by documents in the Cape Archives. Besides the 'adventure' he provides a short description of the Cape and another of the indigenes.
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|#19011 Butler, Guy. (Ed). THE 1820 SETTLERS. An Illustrated Commentary. Maroon cloth boards. tipped-in cold.frontis. 366pp illustrated b/w. large 4to. indexed. notes, bibliography. No inscriptions. a little shelfwear else a VG+ copy in lesser repaired d/w (complete with no major loss but repairs to the front are clearly visible). Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1974. |
The best and most detailed history of the 1820 Settlers. Profusely illustrated it lays out the background that the Settlers left behind, their recruitment and sea journey to the Eastern Cape, the settlements and farms, the changes they made to adapt to the land and then the wars they fought to keep it.
|#19086 Eales, Hugh. & Cross, Rob. A HISTORY OF THE GRAHAMSTOWN GOLF CLUB. 1891-1996. Printed wraps. 84pp illustrated b/w. Ownership inscription ffep, wraps lightly rubbed hence a VG copy. Self 1996. |
The story of the beginnings, growth, trials, tribulations, and personalities of one of the oldest golf clubs in South Africa.
|#19089 Eastern Province Herald. SETTLERS. 150 YEARS. Supplement to the Eastern Province Herald June 13 1970. 48pp newspaper supplement 300mm w x 420mm h. Front page heavily foxed, contents not so. one centre fold. EP Herald. Port Elizabeth 1970. |
Contains a programme of celebrations and many articles of topical interest supported by solid advertising. Writers include Pamela Ffolliot, Marius Swart, Margaret Rainier, Ronald Lewcock, Thelma Neville, R.R.R.W. Nixon, Eric Turpin, & J.V.L. Rennie. The 150th anniversary of the arrival of the 1820 Settlers was in full swing and this was an opportunity for much activity as detailed in this record.
|Goldswain, Jeremiah. GOLDSWAIN'S CHRONICLES. see entry in Van Riebeeck Society section for #19083||Back to Index S|
|#19125 Hewson, L.A. CENTENARY PROGRAMME 1850-1975. Notable Events In The History Of Commemoration (Methodist) Church. 12pp saddle-stapled programme. VG condition. Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown 1975. |
As well as the programme of events this includes a seperate history and specification of the 1875 Bevington organ.
|#19010 Jones. E. Morse. (Ed. Graham Dickason & Geoff Tucker). 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. Fine unread 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.
|#19060 Logie, Bartle. WATER IN THE WILDERNESS. A Journey Down The Great Fish River. 180pp p/b illustrated b/w. Good condition only, a clean reference copy. Bluecliff 2006. ISBN 9780620361637|
Signed on title page by author. Follows the Great Fish from its source in the Nardouberg northwest of Cradock and follows its 500k journey to the Indian Ocean, visiting the local history of the area on the way.
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|#19015 Bulpin, T.V. (Ill. Penny Miller). NATAL AND THE ZULU COUNTRY. Printed boards. 456pp illustrated colour photos, drawings, maps. bibliography, index. Neat ownership inscription to half-title page. A VG copy showing light wear, very clean in protective cover. Books of Africa. Cape Town 1966 1st edition. |
This book adds new material to that included from Author's previous titles `Shaka's Country' and `To The Shores Of Natal'.
|#19057 Feilden, Eliza Whigham. MY AFRICAN HOME. Or, Bush Life In Natal When A Young Colony [1852-7]. Green cloth boards. 364pp illustrated line drawings. small 8vo. Gift inscription ffep. slight spine lean, a nice G+ copy in G only d/w (in Brodart). T.W. Griggs. Durban 1973. a facsimile edition of the 1887 Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington edition. |
Copy No.359 of 1000. Author composes her narrative from her own contemporary letters and journal to give an account of living in Durban in the 1850s.
|#19122 Laband, John. & Wright, John. KING CETSHWAYO KAMPANDE. (c. 1832-1884). 34pp softcover illustrated b/w photos. 4to. No inscriptions. generally in VG condition. Shuter & Shooter with Kwazulu Monuments Council (1). 1980 1st pilot edition. ISBN 0869857266|
A brief history of the king and the historical events surrounding him. Forword by Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
|#19006 Sharp, Capt. P.S. OUTWARD FROM PORT NATAL. Blue cloth boards. 154pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Eps only foxed. contents excellent. protected d/w is well foxed to the front but no chips, tears, or loss, for all that a nice copy. Tafelberg. Cape Town 1978 1st edition. ISBN 0624011526|
Author's signature to title page, also inscribed opposite by Author thus: "Arthur Harlech-Jones, with all good wishes, Percy Sharp, February 1982". Mainly about the South African ships of the immediate post-war period when South African mercantile shipping began to develop from tramp steaming and coastal trading into a worldwide merchant service. Includes obituary notice for author.
|#19090 Woolfson, Malcolm. THE LONG ROAD That Led Toward The Natal Playhouse. Black vynide boards. 73pp illustrated colour & b/w photos. 4to. No inscriptions. eps foxed, gilt title on front worn, overall VG only. Natal Performing Arts Council (NAPAC). Durban 1986. ISBN 060209270X|
Printed to celebrate 75 years of the Natal Provincial Administration and the opening of the new Natal Playhouse in 1986 by NAPAC. Provides a history of earlier venues as well as the construction of the new Playhouse.
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|#19087 Briggs, D. Roy. & Wing, Joseph. THE HARVEST AND THE HOPE. The Story Of Congregationalism In South Africa. Printed white wraps. 344pp illustrated b/w photos, foldout map. corrigenda. Ownership inscription. wraps rubbed & lightly spotted. considerable underlining to text hence a sound reading copy only. United Congregational Church of South Africa. 1970. |
A detailed official history of the church from 1799 when the "Hillsborough", a convict ship bound for Botany Bay, arrived in Cape Town with the first four men who had been sent out by the London Missionary Society. Covers the expansion of the church with time as it spread over Southern Africa.
|#19064 Gailey, Harry A. HISTORY OF AFRICA From Earliest Times To 1800. Printed wraps. 280pp 8vo. ffep excised. some underlinings, thus a sound clean reference copy. Dryden Press. Hinsdale 1970. ISBN 0030776309|
An early reconstruction of the history of non-literate peoples in Africa.
|#19014 Gordon C.T. THE GROWTH OF BOER OPPOSITION TO KRUGER (1890-1895). Red cloth boards. 290pp 8vo. Bookplate ffep. VG+ condition in protected VG d/w (internally reinforced at spine ends, light wear to corners but no loss, chips. or tears). a nice clean sound copy. Oxford University Press. cape Town 1970 1st edition. |
A new assessment of Paul Kruger emerges suggesting a less conservative and intransigent person than many of his colleagues, thus changing the image of indestructible granite associated with him. Analysing the 1893 elections, which Kruger almost lost, Author concludes that the outcome was decided in a very cavalier fashion. Fresh material has been drawn from the Joubert Papers, the press, and records of debates in the Volksraads.
|#19013 Marais, J.S. THE FALL OF KRUGER'S REPUBLIC. Blue cloth boards, 345pp, 8vo, indexed. Bookplate ffep else a VG+ copy in price-clipped d/w (spine lightly tanned only). an excellent and attractive little used copy. OUP 1961. London. |
This book explains how the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand led to war between Britain and the Boer republics. Starting with a discussion of Kruger's Transvaal he describes the problems posed by the opening up of the mines, not only for Kruger's governement and people, but also for the rest of South Africa. The bulk of the work deals with the manner in which these problems were handled with Joseph Chamberlain as Colonial Secretary from 1895.
|#19056 Mervis, Joel. THE FOURTH ESTATE. A Newspaper Story. Blue cloth boards. 571pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. No inscriptions. a Good sound copy in better d/w (rubbed but no chips, loss, or tears). Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 1989 1st edition. ISBN 9780947464028|
A history of Times Media and its forerunners, including The Rand Daily Mail, The Sunday Express, & The Sunday Times. Author joined the Sunday Express in 1936, rising to be the editor of the Sunday Times.
|#19058 Pakenham, Thomas. THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA. 738pp p/b illustrated b/w photos. Ownership inscription. soft crease to front wrap else a good clean study copy. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 1997 1st SA edition thus. same as isbn 0349104492 ISBN 9781868420414|
Tells the story of the European 'gold rush' on Africa when only 30 years saw the continent divvied out to the major European players.
|##7132 Wilson, Monica. & Thompson, Leonard. (Eds). THE OXFORD HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA. 1. South Africa To 1870. Blue cloth boards. 502pp illustrated b/w plates, maps, tables. 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. slight lean else a sound clean VG copy in lesser d/w (dusty, spine darkened, chipped with loss at head & tail of spine). Oxford University Press 1969. |
Individual contributions from both editors and R.R. Inskeep, M.F. Katzen, & T.R.H. Davenport
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|#19131 Cooke, C.K. ROCK ART OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Terracotta printed cloth boards. 166pp illustrated colour & b/w photos, line drawings. 12mo. No inscriptions. VG+ condition in matching d/w (no chips, loss, or tears, bright & attractive). Books of Africa. Cape Town 1969 1st edition. |
A scholarly introduction to the subject. Concentrates on Zimbabwe as the centre of rock art, but shows much elsewhere in Southern Africa. Well illustrated. Bibliography.
|#19017 De La Harpe, Roger & Pat., & Derwent, Sue. PEOPLES OF THE SOUTH. Printed boards. 84pp illustrated colour photos. oblong 4to. No inscriptions. a Fine copy with no caveats in matching d/w. Sunbird Publishing. Cape Town 2001 1st edition / printing. ISBN 9780624039723|
"A visual celebration of South Africa's indigenous cultures". Excellent selection of photographs covering South Africa's native peoples, their culture and artifacts.
|#19028 Martin, West. & Morris, Jean. ABANTU. An Introduction To The Black People Of South Africa. Brown cloth boards. 184pp illustrated colour & b/w photographs. 4to. No inscription. very light foxing to eps hence a VG++ copy in protected d/w (very nice and clean, just a little wear, certainly no chips, tears, or loss). an attractive copy. Struik. Cape Town 1976 1st edition. ISBN 0869770578|
Photographs by Jean Morris illustrate rural life on a tribal basis for the Xhosa, Zulu, Swazi, Ndebele, Venda, Tsonga, Tswana, North & South Sotho peoples.
|#19016 Morris, Jean. & Levitas, Ben. SOUTH AFRICAN TRIBAL LIFE TODAY. Printed boards. 160pp illustrated colour photos. 4to. No inscriptions. eps only foxed (text and illustrations not affected). spine faded. overall a clean and at least VG copy with square corners. College Press. Cape Town 1987 2nd imp. ISBN 0620063386|
320 illustrations of life in South Africa, mostly from the rural areas of different tribes. Photography by Jean Morris, text by Ben Levitas.
|#19062 Smith, Andy., Malherbe, Candy., Guenther, Mat. & Berens, Penny. THE BUSHMEN OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. A Foraging Society In Transition. 112pp softcover illustrated b/w. small 4to. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. David Philip. Cape Town 2000. same as Ohio University Press isbn 9780821413418 ISBN 9780864864192|
A review of the bushman and his way of life. Particularly looks at their transition into the dominant society around them.
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|#19096 Cole, Edward. Prints. Pin-ups. Set of 12 offset-litho prints. 180mm w x 240mm h. nd. Fine condition. 1950s (my guess). |
Several copies available. These drawings are top class artistic work of the style. There are three lingerie/swimsuit items, three sport items, three children items, and two scenic items of the Cape. The lingerie and sport items are particularly attractive. We can provide no information on this (local) artist. Images on request.
|#19088 Martin, Desmond. THE BISHOP'S CHURCHES. The Churches Of Anglican Bishop Robert Gray. 96pp illustrated watercolours & line drawings. square 4to. No inscriptions. an unmarked Fine unread copy Struik. Cape Town 2005. ISBN 9781770071551|
Illustrates 40 of the 50 churches founded by Bishop Gray and designed by his wife Sophy over a period of 25 years. "The Churches will for the most part be small but they will all be built on correct Ecclesiatical principles" said the Bishop in 1848.
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|#19073 Andrew, Rick. BURIED IN THE SKY,. 207pp p/b illustrated b/w. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Penguin. SA 2002. ISBN 9780141003047|
Author, a South African army conscript of the time, allows his comrades to speak from the Angolan border war. The title comes from a chance meeting with a one-handed hitch hiker whose hand was blown off by a grenade, "I just stood looking at what was left of my hand ... it was gone ... buried in the sky".
|#19130 Bol, Aher Arop. THE LOST BOY. 189pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Kwela. Cape Town 2005. ISBN 9780795702785|
The true story of a young boy's flight from Sudan to South Africa.
|#19076 Clacherty, Glynis. & Welvering, Diane. THE SUITCASE STORIES. Refugee Children Reclaim Their Identities. 184pp softcover illustrated colour photos. No inscriptions. VG-Fine condition. Double Storey. Cape Town 2006. ISBN 9780919930995|
Refugee children from Ethiopoia, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Angola, and elsewhere, each decorate an old suitcase using provided art materials. The Suitcase Project in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, allows the children (alone and under 18), to tell their stories informally.
|#19077 Dutfield, Michael. A MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE. The Persecution Of Seretse And Ruth Khama. Red cloth boards. 223pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Ownership stamp ffep. G-VG condition in worn d/w with slight loss at head and tail of spine. Unwin Hyman. London 1990. ISBN 9780044404958|
For Clement Atlee's government it was an inconvenient marriage, and racial attitudes in Britain and South Africa were then far from liberal. Also the proposal for Botswana's chief-to-be to marry a white woman was not easily acceptable in Botswana society. Using original sources, including interviews from surviving participants including (Lady) Ruth Khama the author shows how individual's lives can be made pawns of those with other interests.
|#19030 Ecott, Tim. STEALING WATER. A Secret Life In A South African City. 304pp 8vo p/b. No inscriptions. VG++ condition. Sceptre. London 2008. ISBN 9780340936634|
When the author and his family emigrated to South Africa from Northern Ireland in 1977 the promised priviledged life soon turned into one of poverty & hunger. Tells the story of how family ties kept them all together with the worst times becoming the best.
|#19070 Elliott, Geoff. THE OTHER BROTHER. The Search For Simon Holmes a Court. 194pp p/b illustrated b/w photos. No inscription. some marks to rear hence G-VG condition only. Wild Dog Press 2005. ISBN 9781919790824|
Examines the life and probable final murder of Simon Holmes a Court, younger brother of (South African) Australian billionaire Robert Holmes a Court, whose body was found in the Tsitiskamma forest in 1980. The mystery remains unsolved.
|#19061 Fuller, Alexandra. SCRIBBLING THE CAT. Travels With An African Soldier. 256pp softcover. 8vo (good large print unlike trade p/b). VG+ condition. no inscriptions. Picador. Johannesburg 2004 ISBN 9781770100015|
Author lived with family in Rhodesia, them Malawi, then Zambia. Africa style biography of young woman who becomes involved with 'K' a soldier and shares his stories of war and life as they search for answers to ease their shared history.
|#19018 Gledhill, Eily & Jack. IN THE STEPS OF PIET RETIEF. Yellow cloth boards. 240pp illustrated b/w plates, maps, etc. Gift inscription ffep. a clean copy with general wear, G+ in worn d/w (especially at head & tail of spine, some minor loss). 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.
|#19067 Hofmann, Corinne. BACK FROM AFRICA. 173pp p/b. A Fine unread copy. Arcadia (2003). ISBN 9781905147335|
In her previous book, The White Masai', the author told of how she fell in love with and married a Masai warrior. Living with him in Kenya she found that married bliss in this situation was not what she had anticipated & was forced to flee Kenya with her child. In this book she describes her return to Switzerland and how she built a new life for herself and her daughter Napirai.
|#19075 Kaplan, Jonathan. CONTACT WOUNDS. A War Surgeon's Education. 278pp large format p/b (nice large print unlike trade p/b editions). No inscriptions. slight lean hence VG only. Picador. Johannesburg 2005. ISBN 9781770100121|
South African born author served in Angola where he took charge of a combat-zone hospital, the only surgeon for 160000 civilians. Later as a volunteer in Baghdad he treated civilian casualties amidst gunfights for control of the hospital.
|#19115 Keene-Young, Robyn. BACKSEAT SAFARI. Printed wraps. 176pp illustrated. No inscription. edges & eps foxed. G+ condition. a clean copy. Struik. Cape Town (2006). ISBN 9781770072855|
A year off for an amateur photographer and his girl friend stretched into ten years as they established a permanent camp in northern Botswana.
|#19009 Sharp, Captain P.S. PILOT. Printed boards. 270pp illustrated line drawings by Penny Miller. Edges tanning, else an exellent copy. no inscriptions, tight, clean, square, VG+ condition all round. Bulpin. Cape Town 1972. ISBN 0949956023|
Authors life at sea, his experiences in the South African Navy, the Merchant Service, and later the Harbour Service.
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|#19095 Butler Bros. CHURCH ST. CRADOCK. Postcard. message & address on rear, postmarked Port Elizabeth, stamp removed. in plastic sleeve. VG condition. Cradock. (1906). |
Shows street scene with horse and foot traffic. scan on request.
|#19127 Sallo Epstein. CHURCH SQUARE - PRETORIA. Postcard. Small message on front, address on rear, postmarked with 1d stamp. in plastic sleeve. VG condition. Durban 1912. |
Shows street scene with horse and foot traffic. scan on request.
|#19094 Valentine & Sons. ZULU IN MARRIAGE COSTUME. Postcard, b/w. unused, square corners, in plastic sleeve, VG+ condition. Cape Town nd. |
scan on request.
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|#19091 Bosman, Herman Charles. (Comp. Valerie Rosenberg). RAMOUTSA ROAD And Other Recollected Stories. 165pp p/b. No inscriptions. a VG copy. Donker. Johannesburg 1989. ISBN 9780868521695|
Compiled, with an introduction and notes, by Valerie Rosenberg. The stories published here span over 20 years of Bosman's adult writing career. Many were published in obscure magazines of the 1930s such as Touleier, Sjambok, & Trek, and are reproduced here for the first time.
|#19092 Bosman, Herman Charles. JURIE STEYN'S POST OFFICE. Printed blue wraps. 112pp. No inscriptions. VG condition. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1991 imp. ISBN 9780798129039|
Matters of moment are pondered in the course of a weekly conversation in the Droegvlei Post Office - including the head-turning local girl just back from finishing school in the Cape.
|#19110 Brink, Andre. THE RIGHTS OF DESIRE. A Novel. Brown cloth boards. 311pp 8vo. No inscriptions. ff tanned as always, a Fine copy in d/w. Secker & Warburg. London 2000 1st edition 1st printing. ISBN 9780436274626|
Set in South Africa, a meditation on aging, love, loneliness, fulfillment, guilt, innocence & loss.
|#19128 Cartwright, Justin. THE PROMISE OF HAPPINESS. 307pp p/b. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Bloomsbury. London 2005 ISBN 9780747577065|
Author lives in England and this novel concerns a family coming to grips with one of the daughters being released from a NY prison having served a term for art theft.
|#19085 Cartwright, Justin. WHITE LIGHTNING. 248pp p/b. Ownership inscription else a VG copy. Sceptre 2002. ISBN 9780340832363|
Shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. The protagonist is summoned to his dying mother in South Africa where he buys a rundown farmhouse. He considers the new life he plans to build as well as memories of his past in England.
|#19008 Carvalho, Carlos. PROJECT HORN. 352pp p/b. A Fine unread unmarked copy. Lagarto Studios. Cape Town 2007. ISBN 9780620388078|
In northern Botswana the rhinoceros population is being decimated by poachers. The hero seeks to neutralise the operation by starting at the top but the unexpected waits for him.
|#19032 Davies, Caitlin. BLACK MULBERRIES. 554pp large format p/b. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Simon & Schuster. London 2009. ISBN 9780743294911|
A family saga set in northern Botswana. Author lived in Botswana for 12 years.
|#19119 Donald, Jason. CHOKE CHAIN. 309pp p/b. A Fine unread copy. Cape. London 2009 1st edition / printing. ISBN 9780224087186|
A poor white family in the 1980s. Two young boys struggle to find steady ground in a disintegrating household. Watching their mother diminish in the black light of their father they learn that all adults are not right and true. Author was born in Dundee but grew up in Pretoria.
|#19106 Dow, Unity. FAR AND BEYON'. 197pp p/b. A Fine unread copy. Longman. Botswana 2001. ISBN 9789991274560|
Author is a judge of the High Court Botswana and lives in Lobatse. The story of a family in a community that relies upon traditional medicine to cure Aids. Riven by tradition and education the family are united by love and shared dreams.
|#19052 Francis, S., Dugmore, H. & Rico. MADAM & EVE. FREE AT LAST. The Second Madam & Eve Collection. Printed wraps. 176pp oblong 4to. No inscriptions. a Fine copy. Penguin 1994 1st edition. ISBN 9780140248333|
South Africa's favourite cartoon strip.
|#19053 Francis, S., Dugmore, H. & Rico. MADAM & EVE. IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE. Printed wraps. 176pp oblong 4to. No inscriptions. a Fine copy. Penguin 1998 1st edition. ISBN 9780864864116|
South Africa's favourite cartoon strip.
|#19101 Galgut, Damon. THE QUARRY. 193pp p/b. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Penguin South Africa 1996. ISBN 9780140249323|
On a lonely stretch of road near a small coastal town a murder is committed. Does Captain Mong get his man? Made into a feature film that won the 1998 Montreal Film Award.
|#19100 Gibbon, Perceval. MARGARET HARDING. Printed wraps. 317pp. Neat ownership inscription else VG condition. David Philip. Cape Town 1983. facsimile of original 1911 Methuen edition. ISBN 0908396821|
Prophetically and in advance of its time it anticipates post-colonial attitudes while analysing those of the time. The author, born in Wales, spent the years 1898-1903 in South Africa.
|#19066 Gordimer, Gordimer. (Ed). (Es'kia Mphahlele, Naine Gordimer, Njabulo Ndebele, Cinua Achebe, & Karel Nel). TELLING TALES. 303pp p/b. A Fine unread copy. Blomsbury 2004. ISBN 9780747574309|
A collection of short stories from top authors (Susan Sontag, Arthur Miller, and more) including as the African contribution stories from Es'kia Mphahlele, Nadine Gordimer, Njabulo Ndebele, Chinua Achebe, & Karel Nel. This anthology published with all proceeds to 'Treatment Action Campaign' (TAC) which is a South African NGO dedicated to providing preventative education and ensuring provision of appropriate medical treatment for HIV/AIDS victims.
|#19099 Heyns, Werner. SMUGGLERS' COVE. Buff boards. 122pp no d/w. Gift inscription ffep. boards marked, a sound reading copy. Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel. Johannesburg 1963. |
A story for young teens.
|#19074 Jacobs, Rayda. THE SLAVE BOOK. 285pp large format softcover. No inscriptions. a near Fine copy. Kwela. Cape Town 2007 2nd edition. ISBN 9780795702433|
A romantic-historical fiction of slavery at the Cape of Good Hope in the early 19thC.
|#19098 Jacobson, Dan. THE BEGINNERS. 492pp p/b. Ownership inscription, sello offset, hence G+ condition. Penguin 1968. like isbn 1842321331 |
A story of three generations of Jewish immigrants growing up in Johannesburg.
|#19114 Johnson, Shaun. THE NATIVE COMMISSIONER. A Novel. 283pp p/b. A near Fine unread copy, wraps just a little handled.. Penguin South Africa 2007. ISBN 9780143025436|
Author's first novel, winner of a Commonwealth Writer's Prize in 2007.
|#19105 Knaap, Io. LOOKING FOR IO. 163pp p/b illustrated author's drawings. A Fine unread copy. Jacana 2007 1st edition. ISBN 9781770093683|
A book of musings, myth & metaphysics, a clarion call to acknowledge our connections with the natural world and to discover our empathy with all sentient beings. Author lives in Onrus near Cape Town.
|#19097 Lambkin, David. THE HANGING TREE. 407pp p/b. No inscription. VG condition. Penguin 1996. ISBN 9780140253887|
Story set in Kenya on an archaelogical site weaves past and present together. Author was born in England but spends time in Africa.
|#19078 Livingstone, Douglas. EYES CLOSED AGAINST THE SUN. Printed wraps. 43pp. Large inscription ffep. pencil underlings and annotations, badly worn at tail of spine, a reading copy only. Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1975 reprint. ISBN 0195700740|
A collection of poetry. Includes clipping of obituary on his death in 1996 by Stephen Gray.
|#19107 Matthee, Dalene. DIE UITGESPOELDES. Blue cloth boards. 172pp. No inscriptions. a Fine unread unmarked copy. Penguin SA 2006 2nd printing. ISBN 9780143024903|
Afrikaans ficton, this was the Author's last work completed in the year of her death in 2005. Moses Swart, shepherd, has felt his whole life that he is not from this land. He feels that he is a castaway until he meets Lord & Lady Springfield.
|#19071 Roland, Consuelo. THE GOOD CEMETERY GUIDE. 275pp large format softcover. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Double Storey. Cape Town 2005. ISBN 9781770130166|
Set in Kalk Bay the protagonist lives a double life. A funeral director by day and a bar guitarist at night he is suprised when his one-night stand arrives in a body bag at his funeral parlour. Author lives in Cape Town, this is her debut novel.
|#19007 Rostron, Brian. MY SHADOW. Printed wraps. 240pp. A Fine unread & unmarked copy. David Philip 2004. ISBN 9780864866097|
A law-abiding citizen is arrested for an unspecified crime and kept under house arrest. The town buzzes with wild rumours and the innocent victim discovers what dark suspicions his neigbours have been harbouring.
|#19031 Rostron, Bryan. BLACK PETALS. 186pp large format p/b. No inscriptions. a near Fine copy. Jacana 2009. ISBN 9781770096486|
Author's second novel. Unassuming archivist is examining a recently discovered cache of old police archives when he comes upon a surveillance file about himself. A story of secrets, mislaid hopes, and lost love.
|#19072 Sampson, Lin. NOW YOU'VE GONE 'N KILLED ME. True Stories Of Crime, Passion, and Ballroom Dancing. 199pp p/b illustrated b/w photos. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Oshun. Cape Town 2005. ISBN 1770070494|
Selection of journalist Author's writings as published in Sunday Times Magazine, Sunday Life, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and other magazines. Includes article on the true cause of death of Charlize Theron's father - her mother shot him dead - and other interesting trivia.
|#19111 Smith, Wilbur. WARLOCK. Black cloth boards. 500pp 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine unmarked copy in near Fine d/w (very slight wear at top of spine which is just fading). an excellent example. Macmillan. London 2001 1st edition but 3rd printing. ISBN 9780333761342|
The 3rd novel in Author's Egyptian series following on from 'The Seventh Scroll'.
|#19063 Strydom, Hans. AFRIKANER CAMEOS. Gilt title on maroon vynide. 8vo. No inscriptions. light foxing to eps else a VG+ copy in VG d/w (no loss or tears but also shows light foxing). Westcott. Ladysmith 1983. ISBN 0620067047|
Signed by Author. No.126. Authors column of the same name appeared in the Sunday Times & the Sunday Chronicle during the 1960s & 1970s. Humorous sting-in-the-tail short stories of a vanishing platteland ethos. Author also wrote 'The Super-Afrikaners' and 'The Third Reich'.
|#19108 Trovato, Ben. WILL THE REAL BEN TROVATO PLEASE STAND UP? 200pp softcover illustrated. No inscriptions. A Fine unmarked copy. Jacana Johannesburg 2002. ISBN 9781919931180|
Author takes to task individuals and organisations, sending them an offside letter that he publishes along with their reply. Not the first to use this format (copied from Henry Root with his "enclose a pound" phrase) he does localise it with "enclose ten rand".
|#19120 Wicomb, Zoe. DAVID'S STORY. Printed wraps 209pp. No inscriptions, except marks on ffep appears to be a Fine unread copy. Kwela. Cape Town 2002. ISBN 9780795701092|
Brings to life the history of the Griqua people. The protagonist David is as confused about the meaning and import of the freedom struggle as a 'coloured' of Griqua descent as he is about women.
|#19069 Zadok, Rachel. GEM SQUASH TOKOLOSHE. 327pp p/b. No inscriptions. VG++ condition. a nice copy. Pan. London 2005. ISBN 9780330441193|
Author recreates the voice of a young girl growing up during the height of apartheid and unrest in South Africa who has later to come to terms with the beliefs her society has inculcated in her. Finalist in the W.H. Smith Richard & Judy Book Club competition. Author was born in Johannesburg.
|#19129 Zapiro, Jonathan. BUSHWHACKED. Cartoons From The Sowetan, Mail & Guardian, and Sunday Times. 160pp softcover oblong 4to. No inscriptions. wraps a little soft at corners else a sound VG+ copy. Double Storey 2002. ISBN 9781919930053|
Selection of author's 2001-2002 political cartoons.
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|#20894 Rabinowitz, Louis. FAR EAST MISSION. Red cloth boards. 223pp 8vo. No inscriptions. a sound clean copy but spine badly faded. no d/w. Johannesburg 1952. |
Author was Chief Rabbi of the Transvaal, South Africa. Concerns his mission to the Jewish communities of India & Singapore with the object of raising support for the newly created state of Israel.
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|#19116 Buchan, Angus. (Ed. Anne Roux). A PEOPLE SATURATED WITH GOD. 274pp p/b. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Shalom 2008. ISBN 9780620422888|
Author is the founder of Shalom Ministies based in Greytown. He presents testimonies of people nationwide from his ministries.
|#19050 May, A. Frank. & Tromp, W.J. BEEKEEPING. Including Honey For Health. Orange cloth boards. 266pp illustrated b/w. No inscriptions. VG in G+ d/w. Haum. Cape Town (1969) revised & enlarged edition. |
A treatise on practical matters including the handling of bees, processing of honey, associated equipment. Contains a special chapter on the value and use of honey in the home by W.J. Tromp, a dietician.
|#19123 PACLA. (Ed. Michael Cassidy & Luc Verlinden). FACING THE NEW CHALLENGE. The Message Of PACLA, December 9-19, 1976. 662pp softcover illustrated. Nominally G-VG but considerable underlining throughout. Pan African Leadership Assembly. Nairobi 1976. |
A compilation of the speeches presented at PACLA in December 1976.
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|#19068 Allison, Peter. WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T RUN. My Adventures As A Botswana Safari Guide. 238pp p/b illustrated photos. No inscriptions. VG condition. Allen & Unwin. Australia 2007. ISBN 9781741753196|
At 19 the author left Australia for a short African holiday but 12 years later he was still there, working as a safari guide in Botswana. Tells a guide's-eye view of dealing with unpredictable animals and tourists.
|#19004 Lubke, Roy. & De Moore, Irene. (Eds). FIELD GUIDE TO THE EASTERN & SOUTHERN CAPE COASTS. Printed wraps. 559pp illustrated colour & b/w dwgs, maps. etc. large 8vo. No inscriptions. VG++ condition. Univerity of Cape Town 1998 revised 2nd edition. ISBN 9781919713038|
Covering the area between Mossel Bay to the Kei River this guide covers the fauna and flora of the coast. Extensive appendices.
|#19029 Marais, Eugene. THE SOUL OF THE WHITE ANT. 144pp p/b. No inscriptions. a Fine copy. Stephan Phillips. Somerset West 2002. ISBN 9780958424738|
Translated by Winifred de Kock.
|#19045 Migdoll. Ivor. IVOR MIGDOLL'S FIELD GUIDE TO THE BUTTERFLIES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Printed wraps. 256pp illustrated colour photos. No inscriptions. little used, VG++ condition. Struik. Cape Town 1992 reprint. ISBN 9780869775561|
With 600 full-colour photographs by the author, 232 of the more commonly encountered species (830+) are illustrated and described in detail with distribution maps. Some preliminary chapters of interest to the new collector.
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|#19046 Bizos, George. NO ONE TO BLAME? In Pursuit Of Justice In South Africa. Printed wraps. 246pp 8vo. No inscriptions. a near Fine unread copy. David Philip. Mayibuye History & Literature Series No.90. Cape Town 1998. ISBN 9780864863195|
Renowned human rights lawyer tells the story of his involvement in the cases of Steve Biko, Neil Aggett, Simon Mndawe, Simon Mthimkulu (Jonathan Gluckman), and the Cradock Four. As counsel for the families of the deceased he tells the courtroom dramas in which he and colleagues pared away the lies protecting the 'security' forces, inevitably to be met with a verdict claiming 'no one to blame'.
|#19124 Botha, Jan. VERWOERD IS DEAD. Red & cream cloth boards. 280pp 8vo. No inscriptions. top edge spotted, generally appearance is of VG condition in G-VG d/w (clean but worn at head of spine, small loss bottom edge rear). considerable textual underlining throughout therefore a clean and attractive reading copy only. Books of Africa 1967. |
An objective look at the political scene during the leaderships of Dr Verwoerd and Balthazar John Vorster.
|#19117 De Klerk, W.A. THE PURITANS IN AFRICA. A History Of Afrikanerdom. 375pp p/b. Much underlining, a sound reading copy only. Penguin Pelican 1983. ISBN 014021965X|
The latter part of the book looks philosophically at the moral predicament of Afikaners in their own land, questioning the then dominant political and social tendancies.
|#19054 Jeffery, Anthea. PEOPLE'S WAR. New Light On The Struggle For South Africa. 634pp p/b. No insriptions. a Fine unread copy. Jonathan Ball & South African Institute of Race Relations. 2009 1st edition. ISBN 9781868423576|
Examines the unpalatable truth that more than 20000 people were killed between 1984 & 1994, and that this violence was unleashed by the ANC, that the so-called 'third force' to which this was popularly attributed was nothing more than successful ANC propaganda. Follows on from the author's earlier title 'The Natal Story' where these two conflicting explanations were examined. The lessons of Vietnam were hammered home to the ANC by a visit there in 1978 and succesfully applied by them to gain dominance. Violence cannot be turned off like a tap, and neither can anarchy easily be converted into order, two issues that still bedevil South Africa today.
|#19047 Jeffery, Anthea. THE NATAL STORY. Sixteen Years Of Conflict. Printed wraps. 900pp 8vo. A VG copy, light general wear only. South African Institute Of Race Relations. 1997. back cover isbn 9790869824538 (9780869824538). ISBN 0869824538|
A comprehensive account of the conflict which had by then riven the region for almost two decades. Since the early 1980s at least 12000 people had died in political violence in the province with thousands more rendered as homeless as refugees. Covers the rival theories of the ANC and IFP on the causes of the violence. The ANC blamed Inkatha and 'third force' elements seeking to retard or undermine the transition to democracy. Inkatha attributes the violence to the ANC/SACP alliance and a strategy of political destabilisation to eliminate political competition en route to the establishment of a centralised socialist state.
|#19044 Nyatsumba, Kaizer M. ALL SIDES OF THE STORY. A Grandstand View Of South Africa's Political Transition. No inscriptions. a near Fine unread copy, Jonathan Ball 1997. ISBN 9781868420384|
Foreword by Thabo Mbeki. Over 130 of author's 'One In Your Eye' syndicated column between Feb. 1990 to May 1996. Author was Political Editor of 'The Star'.
|#19055 Waldmeir, Patti. ANATOMY OF A MIRACLE. The End Of Apartheid And The Birth Of The New South Africa. Green cloth boards. 303pp. illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy in d/w. Viking. London 1997 1st UK edition. ISBN 9780670863327|
Narrative begins with the birth of apartheid itself and traces the human drama which brought about its demise. Author was the Financial Times correspondent in Lusaka, later head of the newspaper's bureau in Johannesburg.
|#19051 Wilkins, Ivor. & Strydom, Hans. THE SUPER-AFRIKAANERS. Inside The Afrikaner Broederbond. Black cloth boards. 458pp + 139pp Broederbond Membership List. illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. No inscriptions. a Good clean sound copy in worn d/w (no major loss or tears). Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 1978. ISBN 00868500089|
This book broke the silence and secrecy surrounding the Broederbond and caused a furour when published with its list of members. The release of such sensitive information enabled the identification of Broederbond members who had key positions in public and private institutions and used their influence therein to further Broederbond & National Party aims.
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|#19005 Eksteen, L.C. & Kritzinger, M.S.B. BEKNOPTE VERKLARENDE WOORDEBOEK. Printed wraps. 690pp. A Mint unused copy. Pharos. Cape Town 2007. ISBN 9781868900770|
Afrikaans dictionary, 30,000 words. current edition. includes supplement of 1000 new words.
|#19102 Hosken, Ida & F.W. (Cataloguer. Anna H. Smith. A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS ON AFRICA. Mainly South Of The Equator In The Library Of Ida And F.W. Hosken, Copperhouse, Honeydew, Transvaal. Gilt title on one quarter blue leather over suede boards. 224pp 8vo. No inscriptions. slight spine lean, generally VG condition. Self 1981. ISBN 0620049731|
Over 3000 items of this collection are recorded here. The collection was auctioned at Sotheby's in Johannesburg 2002 and fetched over 6 million Rand.
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|#19023 Meintjes, Malcolm. (Ed). THE TROUT AND THE KINGFISHER. Selected Articles On African Trout Fishing 1875-1975. Printed boards. No inscriptions. VG condition. no d/w as issued. an attractive sound clean copy. The Entrepot. 1993 1st edition. ISBN 9780620174268|
39 selected articles from the past designed to tell how flyfishing was in years gone by.
|#19024 Meintjes, Malcolm. TROUT TRAILS REVISITED. Printed boards. 60pp illustrated colour photos. 8vo. No inscriptions. VG condition. a decent clean copy. Classic Trout Promotions. 1991 1st edition. ISBN 9780620155977|
Trout fishing in the Eastern Transvaal.
|#19025 Norman, Charles. AFRICAN ANGLER. Printed boards. 162pp illustrated colour photos. 8vo. No inscriptions. VG+ condition in protective cover. Southern Book Publishers. 1988 1st edition. ISBN 978186812114|
A collection of the author's angling oriented wanderings around Africa and the Indian Ocean islands over a 20 year period.
|#19022 Wolhuter, Louis. (Ed). THE NEDBANK GUIDE TO FLYFISHING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Printed wraps. 394pp illustrated colour photos, maps. VG++ condition. The Federation of Southern African Flyfishers. (FOSAF). 2002. ISBN 9780620295635|
A vade mecum for the South African flyfisher. Covers still, running, and salt water fishing, fish, flys, locations, etc.
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|#19059 Dugard, Martin. INTO AFRICA. The Dramatic Retelling Of The Stanley-Livingstone Story. 410pp p/b. A Fine unread copy. Bantam 2004. ISBN 9780553814477|
Retold many times, the author here concentrates on the main characters rather than the search for the source of the Nile.
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|#19080 Adams, Buck. (Ed. A. Gordon-Brown). THE NARRATIVE OF PRIVATE BUCK ADAMS 7th (Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards On The Eastern Frontier Of The Cape Of Good Hope 1843-1848. Light cloth boards. 316pp illustrated b/w plates, line drawings, foldout map. 8vo. Owners inscriptions f.pastdown and ffep. edges & prelims tanned/foxed. some marks but generally a sound clean copy in G+ condition. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol.22 Cape Town 1941. |
An account of military life on the Eastern Frontier from the perspective of an enlisted soldier. Adams wrote his account in 1884, forty years after his service in South Africa, but his account has proved to be substantially correct. He served in the War Of The Axe and was also involved in the skirmish at Driekoppen hear Zwart Koppies in the Orange Free State. Interesting appendices (Lieut. Robert Arkwright, Sergeant Williams, Naval & Military Gazette, Roualeyn Gordon Cummings, Ann Moffat (female sailor), Peninsular War & Waterloo veterans in South Africa).
|#19104 Bain, Andrew Geddes. JOURNALS OF ANDREW GEDDES BAIN Trader, Explorer, Soldier, Road Engineer And Geologist. Original light cloth boards. 264pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Ownership inscription. a very nice clean VG+ copy. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol.30. Cape Town 1949. |
Bain is best remembered for his road building and particularly his mountain passes. His diaries were both working journals and experiences of his travels and people that he met. This volume covers his journey to the northern Cape in 1826, to the Umzimvubu river in 1829, a hunting expedition to the Molopo river in 1834, his military journal from Fort Thomson in 1836, the original draft and the Sam Sly's Journal version of Kaatje Kekkelbek, some letters on roads (South African Commercial Advertiser) and a letter to the London Geological Society on the geology of the Eastern Province.
|#19121 Bradlow, Frank R. THE VAN RIEBEECK SOCIETY 1918-1978. A Lecture Delivered At The 3rd Conference Of Bibliophiles, Johannesburg 1978. Orange card wraps. 18pp 8vo. Ownership inscription front wrap which is faded to around past the spine, there is considerable ink underlining on some pages. a sound reference copy. Van Riebeeck Society 1978. |
Deals with the formation & history of the society, interestingly discussing actual quantities published of VRS editions.
|#6922 Brink, Carel Frederick. & Rhenius, Johannes Tobias, (Ed. E.E. Mossop). THE JOURNALS OF BRINK AND RHENIUS Being The Journal Of Carel Frederick Brink Of The Journey Into Great Namaqualand (1761-2) and The Journal Of Ensign Johannes Tobias Rhenius (1724). Light cloth boards. 159pp illustrated b/w plates, 4 foldout maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. eps tanned and spine tanned else generally a VG copy. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol.28 Cape Town 1947. |
Hendrik Hop was a Stellenbosh farmer who led a pioneering journey into Namaqualand. An account of the journey is told by the Cape surveyor & map-maker Carel Brink. A short journal of Rhenius covers a trading trip made nearly 40 years previously to that of Hop and is of particular note because of his encounters with Khoi people far from the Cape settlement.
|#6938 Di Capelli, W.B.E. Paravicini. (Ed. W.J. De Kock). REIZE IN DE BINNEN-LANDEN VAN ZUID-AFRIKA. Gedaan In Den Jaare 1803. Light cloth boards. xxxiii + 290pp illustrated b/w plates, 2 foldout maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. spine a little faded and marked else a clean VG copy. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol.46 Cape Town 1965. |
Original Dutch text but includes a 66pp summary in english. Paravicini Di Capelli was an artillery captain at the time of the Batavian Republic and was aide-de-camp to the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope General Jan Willem Janssens. He travelled with the Governor to the interior, keeping both an official and a private journal (which latter is this VRS text). He was intimately involved in the preparations for the defense of the Cape against attack by the British. The other contemporary journal of the Governor's travels was by Dirk Gysbert van Reenen (VRS first series No.18) which is different, the two writers do not appear to have collaborated.
|#19132 Dobie, John Shedden. (Ed. Alan F. Hattersley). JOHN SHEDDEN DOBIE SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL 1862-6. Light cloth boards. 204pp illustrated b/w plates, line drawings, foldout map. 8vo. Ownership inscription. eps & spine tanned, boards are nice and clean but spine grubby, worn, contents are unmarked, hence overall only a sound G+ copy. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol.26 Cape Town 1945. |
After emigrating to Australia twice where he had gained experience in sheep farming he then emigrated to Natal in 1862 intending to farming sheep. He had little success and left Natal in 1866 for South America. The diary describes his attempts at pastoral farming, and his experiences in Natal.
|#19082 Duminy, Johanna Margareta & Francois. (Ed. J.L.M. Franken). DUMINY-DAGBOEK (DUMINY DIARIES). Light cloth boards. 355pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Ownership inscription f.pastedown. edges & eps tanned, contents unmarked. generally a clean sound G-VG copy. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series No.19. Cape Town 1938. |
English translations of all the diaries are included. Contains the diary of Johanna Duminy (1791) at Bok river, the journal of Francois Duminy of his visit to the Caledon baths and the Bok river (1810-1811), the journal of Francois Duminy's expedition to Walfish Bay (1893) and Sebastian Valentyn van Reenen's journal of the same expedition. The lengthy afrikaans introduction is not translated.
|#19083 Goldswain, Jeremiah. (Ed. Una Long). THE CHRONICLE OF JEREMIAH GOLDSWAIN. Albany Settler of 1820. Volume 1 1819-1836. Volume 2 1838-1858. Original light cloth boards. 173pp, 232pp. illustrated b/w plates, foldout map at rear. 8vo. Volume 1 has ownership inscription. a very nice clean VG+ copy. Volume 2 has no inscription, spine tanned, edges & prelims foxed, some very few underlinings in text, else generally VG condition. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vols 1 & 2. Nos.27 & 29. Cape Town 1946 & 1949 (for 1948). |
The most well-known of settler stories written phonetically in his middle-English dialect. The chronicle is transcribed in full. In vol.1 Goldswain, a sawyer from Buckinghamshire, describes the difficulties of the early settlers. In vol.2 he talks about the increasing tension between black and white on the border, his experiences as a trader & family issues including medical treatment. Also contains details of the Wait and Thornhill parties aboard the "Zoroaster", the agreement made between Wait and members of his party, a contemporary account of the Kaffir War of 1835 by Lt. C.T. Bailie, and biographical notes on all settlers mentioned in the Chronicle. Biblography.
|#19103 Isaacs, Nathaniel. (Ed. Louis Herrman). TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES IN EASTERN AFRICA. Descriptive Of The Zoolas, Their Manners, Customs, Etc. Etc. With 'A Sketch Of Natal'. Volumes 1 & 2. Original light cloth boards. 291pp, 335pp. illustrated b/w plates, foldout map. 8vo. Both volumes similar. ownership inscriptions. insect attack to spine so not attractive on the shelf, eps tanned, sound copies with unmarked contents. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vols 16 & 17. Nos.27 & 29. Cape Town 1936 & 1937 (for 1948). From the original 1837 Edward Churton edition. |
One of the earliest European accounts of Natal and the Zulu kingdom. The first volume opens in 1825 when Isaacs first went to Natal, and most of the volume is devoted to Shaka and his society & culture. Isaacs returned to Natal in 1830 when Dingaan ruled and the second volume gives an account of the early white settlement there, also more material on Zulu culture.
|#6925 Kirby, Percival R. (Ed). A SOURCEBOOK ON THE WRECK OF THE GROSVENOR East Indiaman. Light cloth boards. 228pp illustrated b/w plates, foldout map. 8vo. No inscriptions. eps tanned. mark adjacent to foredge of front board, generally a clean VG copy. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol.34 Cape Town 1953. |
Collates together original source material on the wreck of the East Indiaman "The Grosvenor" off the east coast of South Africa in 1782. Includes various accounts of the wreck including the official report by Alexander Dalrymple of the East India Company, William Hubberly's journal (a survivor), the report of the expedition of Heligert Muller & Jan Andries Hotshausen, sundry British & Dutch correspondence, resolutions & reports. Concludes with a full list of the ship's company.
|#7942 Kotze, D.J. (Ed). LETTERS OF THE AMERICAN MISSIONARIES 1835-1838. Light cloth boards. 294pp illustrated b/w plates, line drawings, foldout map. 8vo. errata slip. No inscriptions. spine darkened & used, frayed at head & tail. boards nice and clean, contents unmarked, hence generally a VG copy only. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol.31 Cape Town 1950. |
The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions was late to start work in South Africa. With the Cape well populated with missionaries they first concentrated initially on the Matabele in Natal and the Transvaal and later in the Eastern Cape. Their arrival coincided with the Great Trek and they were well placed to observe developments and their effect upon indigenous societies. Reproduces 75 letters from many individual missionaries on a wide range of matters both missionary and secular.
|#7940 McKiernan, Gerald. (Ed. P. Serton). THE NARRATIVE AND JOURNAL OF GERALD MCKIERNAN IN SOUTH WEST AFRICA 1874-1879. Light cloth boards. 193pp illustrated b/w plates, foldout map. 8vo. No inscriptions. edges & eps tanned, generally a VG copy. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol.35 Cape Town 1941. |
Gerald McKiernan was an American trader operating in South West Africa in the last decade before German colonial rule. The Narrative covers 5 years travel fom 1874 to 1879 and a diary from 1877 to 1879. The author travelled widely, probably reaching well into present day Angola. He wrote the Narrative for private circulation from late 1879 after his return to America, but the diary was written contemporary to events.
|#7933 Mentzel, O.F.(Ed. H.J. Mandelbrote. Tr. G.V. Marais & J. Hodge) A COMPLETE AND AUTHENTIC GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE FAMOUS AND (ALL THINGS CONSIDERED) REMARKABLE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE Part Three. Light cloth boards. 316pp illustrated 2 maps. 8vo. Ownership inscription. edges & eps foxed. spine darkened. generally a VG copy. excellent foldout map at rear, unused with no tears. clean externally, excellent unmarked contents. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol.22 Cape Town 1941. the last of the three VRS editions, comprising vol.2 of the 1787 Glogau german edition. |
English translation of the original german. "Wherein is described clearly and accurately the rural parts according to their division into districts, mountains and rivers; the Christian inhabitants and their customs; the agronomy and viticulture, stock farming, the ordinary expeditions, game hunting and finally also the aboriginals, namely the Hottentots, besides many lately discovered curiosities". This volume covers his travels to the interior, Stellenbosch & Swellendam. He comments on agriculture, viticulture, and hunting. The final chapter deals with the Khoi inhabitants.
|#19079 Smith, Dr. Andrew. (Ed. Percival R. Kirby). THE DIARY OF DR. ANDREW SMITH Director Of The "Expedition For Exploring Central Africa" 1834-1836. 2 volumes light cloth boards. 413pp 342pp. illustrated maps. b/w plates. 8vo. Ownership inscription to f.pastedown both volumes. edges only foxed, contents in both volumes very clean. quite attractive sound clean copies in generally VG condition. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS) First series volumes 20 & 21. Cape Town 1939 & 1940. |
Andrew Smith, an army doctor, arrived in the Cape in 1820. The expedition to central South Africa was undertaken to find out more about people living to the north. He travelled to Kuruman and into Ndabele country, exploring the Oori, Mariqua, & Limpopo rivers. The expedition included a number of missionaries, among them Robert Moffat. Exploring Baralong social life the expedition then moved to Mafeking & Mosega. They then returned eastward to Cape Town via Mzilikazi. The diary includes extended accounts of wild life as well as the customs of the African people that they encountered.
|#19126 Teenstra, M.D. (Ed. F.C.L. Bosman). M.D. TEENSTRA. De Vruchten Mijner Werkzaamheden, Gedurende Mijne Reize, Over De Kaap De Goede Hoop, Naar Java, En Terug, Over St Helena, Naar De Nedelanden. Eerst Deel. Light cloth boards. 364pp illustrated b/w plates, foldout map. 8vo. Ownership inscriptions. edges & eps foxed. spine tanned, generally VG condition. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol.24 Cape Town 1943. |
Original Dutch text, with Afrikaans introduction. 48pp English summary by P.J. Smuts. The author visited the Cape in 1825, visiting the Caledon baths for 'the cure', Genadendaal Mission, Franschoek & Stellenbosch. He was on his way to Java onboard the "Abel Tasman", but was forced to stay over at the Cape for health reasons. He made very detailed and factual observations, being particularly critical of slavery at the Cape.
|#19081 Van Reenen, Dirk Gysbert. (Ed. W. Blommaert & J.A. Wild. Tr. J.L.M. Franken & Ian M. Murray. DIE JOERNAL VAN DIRK GYSBERT VAN REENEN 1803. (The Journal Of...) Light cloth boards. 299pp. illustrated foldout map at rear. 8vo. Ownership inscription f.pastedown. spine tanned, top edge spotted, eps foxed but contents unmarked. generally a clean sound copy, G++. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol.18 Cape Town 1937. |
Note that this includes a full English tranlation parallel with the Dutch. An account of the journey to the Eastern Cape by the Governor J.W. Janssens & Capt. Paravicini de Capelli, as recorded by van Reenen (a prominent burgher at the Cape). The purpose of the journey was to inspect the land then ruled by the Batavian government and to settle the conflicts occuring between the Dutch burgers and the indigenes. An official report with much factual information.
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|#19042 Barbary, James. THE BOER WAR. 155pp p/b illustrated b/w plates. Bookplate. generally VG condition in plastic slip-on cover. Penguin / Puffin. 1975. ISBN 0140306978|
A brief history of the Boer War. James Barbary was the pen-name of 'a well-known author'. (If you have any information relating to who was the owner of this pen-name, please let us know).
|#19026 Brink, Elsabe. 1899: THE LONG MARCH HOME. A Little-Known Incident In The Anglo-Boer War. Printed wraps. 111pp illustrated b/w photos. large 8vo. Bookplate else a Fine unread copy. Kwela Books. 1999 1st edition. ISBN 9780795700897|
John Sidney Marwick was the Natal Native Agent in the ZAR and responsible for the 7000 Zulu workers (citizens of Natal). At the onset of the Boer War they were jobless, homeless, & penniless. Walking them home some 400k through inhospitable territory of the Boer stronghold and a populace preparing for war was the only solution to getting them out of danger. Marwick organised and carried out this march and received thanks from Joseph Chamberlain for his effort, but until recently the march has been only recorded as a footnote in fuller histories of the war.
|#19027 Chadwick, G.A. THE ANGLO-BOER WAR IN NORTH EAST NATAL. (and other titles). 11 items bound 1 volume red skivertex A5. Bookplate, binding and contents all in Fine condition. |
The bound titles are as follow:
G.A. Chadwick. The Anglo Boer War In North East Natal. 12pp 1982.
G.A. Chadwick. The Siege Of Ladysmith. Rietfontein, Nicholson's Neck, Cesar's Campr & Wagon Hill. 11pp 1982.
G.A. Chadwick. The Tugela Line. The Armoured Train. Brynbella or Willow Grange, 1st Battle of Colenso. 9pp 1982.
G.A. Chadwick. The Battle Of Elandslaagte 21 Oct 1899. 5pp 1982.
G.A. Chadwick. Concentration Camps In Durban. Merebank, Jacobs, Isipingo. 12pp 1982.
G.A. Chadwick. Remount Depots In Natal. 6pp. nd.
G.A. Chadwick. Operations In The Tugela Valley. Spionkop & Tugela Heights.17pp 1982.
G.A. Chadwick. Operations In The Tugela Valley. 5th Irish Brigade, Colenso & Tugela Heights. 16pp 1990.
G.A. Chadwick. War Graves Registers, Monuments, Headstones & Crosses. 26pp 1982.
Chadwick, G.AS. Access Guide To The Most Important Battlefields, Military Cemetaries & Monuments. 29pp 1990.
War Museum, Bloemfontein. Black Concentration Camps During The Anglo-Boer War. 9pp 1996.
|#19041 Churchill, Winston., Selby, John. (Ed. Richard Humble). HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES. The Boer War. Weekly collection publication format Bookplate. VG+ condition. Purnell 1971. Issue 112 of 112. |
The following articles of local interest are included:
Winston Churchill. Chapter XV1 (The South African War) of the Purnell edition of Churchill's opus 'The History Of The English-Speaking Peoples'.
John Selby. The Empire At War.
This was the very last issue of the Purnell weekly series.
|#19038 Churchill, Winston S. MY EARLY LIFE. Rebound blue vynide. 373pp illustrated photos, maps. 8vo. Binding is excellent. ff tanned throughout. a sound clean copy. Odhams Press 1957. |
This autobiographical account contains Churchill's own version of the events in which he was involved during the Boer War. This includes his capture from the derailed armoured train and his subsequent escape from Pretoria, as well as Spion Kop, the relief of Ladysmith, then passing through the Orange Free State into the Transvaal.
|#19019 Dent, Senior Superintendent Tommy. (Ed. Major Denzil Will). THE BOER WAR AS SEEN FROM GABERONE. Buff card wraps 23pp stapled. illustrated photos. maps. A4 typescript repro. Bookplate. generally G-VG condition. Self. c.1970s. |
Tommy Dent found people who had first-hand knowledge of these events back in the 1950s and his hobby became the recording of this information along with contemporary photographs. Deals with the engagements and activities along the Transvaal / Botswana border.
|#19035 Duminy, A.H. SIR ALFRED MILNER AND THE OUTBREAK OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR. 47pp printed wraps saddle-stapled A5 format. Bookplate. neat ownership inscription. shows sello offset to eps, minor underlining in text, front wrap not flat. generally a G-VG clean copy. Dept. History & Political Science. University of Natal. Durban 1976. ISBN 0869800515|
A review of Milner's part in the war, his attitudes and actions. Well referenced.
|#19001 Duxbury, Colonel Geo. R. MAGERSFONTEIN. 1th December 1899. "Battles Of The South African War, 1899-1902" No.9. Printed card wraps. 42pp stapled booklet, illustrated maps, photos. 8vo. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. South African National Museum of Military History. 1974. |
Outlines the events leading up to the battle proper, includes the battles of Belmont, Graspan (Ensli), & Modder River, as well as the subject battle of Magersfontein. With appendices for Methuen's orders, & types of guns and ammunition used.
|#19003 Duxbury, G.R., Chadwick, G.A., & Keene, J.L. ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899-1902. Rebound black skivertex boards (was spiral bound). A4. Bookplate. Fine condition except several maps not bound in. |
This collection includes items intended to accompany a lecture tour of the relevant battle sites. The separate publications are:
J.H. Lord Kitchener's 'Siegfried Line'. 6pp.
Unstated. Chronological Table Of The Anglo-Boer War. 6pp.
G.R. Duxbury. The Siege Of Ladysmith. 14pp + map.
G.R. Duxbury. The Battle Of Magersfontein. 14pp + 3 maps.
G.R. Duxbury. The Battle Of Colenso Area. 11pp + map.
G.R. Duxbury. The Battle Of Spioenkop. 12pp + map.
G.A. Chadwick. Prisoners Of War In Exile. Sri Lanka. 16pp.
J.L. Keene. The Rand Regiments Memorial. 10pp.
|#18998 Haythornthwaite, P.J. THE BOER WAR. Uniforms Illustrated No.19. Printed wraps. 68pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate. secured protective film else VG++ condition. Arms And Armour Press / Media House. SA edition 1987. ISBN 9780853687641|
With 135 photos this illustrates both the British uniforms as well as Boer, non-combatant, and even regimental mascot attire.
|#18999 Lunderstedt, Steve. & Bennyworth, Garth. MAGERSFONTEIN REVISITED. 10-12 December 1899. 48pp stapled A5 booklet. illustrated maps, photos. Bookplate. Fine condition. Self. Kimberley 2001. ISBN 0620278021|
Based on intensive research this precis provides more up-to-date information than the earlier Duxbury (1979) publication. Differing from the common viewpoint that the Battle of Magersfontein was a one day engagement only this establishes that it was undeniably a three-day action. Author's research was intended to result in a full work on the subject, of which this item is a precis, but which did not reach publication.
|#19112 McDonald, Ian. THE BOER WAR IN POSTCARDS. Black cloth boards. 179pp illustrated colour plates & b/w photos. 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep else a Fine copy in VG+ d/w (light wear, rear shows writing impressions, spine fading, no chips, loss, or tears), Bok Books. 1990 1st South African editions. same as Sutton and later Wren isbn 0905778650 ISBN 9780862997373|
A detailed look at the subject. Boer war postcards are relatively rare, the author had been collecting well before the centenary of the war and thus illustrates with exceptional examples.
|#19034 McNaughton, Andrew. (Comp). WHEN ANTS GET ANGRY! The Importance Of Graaff-Reinet In The Anglo-Boer War. 24pp saddle-stapled A5. illustrated photos, map, supporting advertising. A Fine copy. Self. nd. |
A potted history of the Boer War in that area. Includes a chronology of events table.
|#19002 Meintjes, Johannes. THE ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899-1902. A Pictorial History. Red cloth boards. 192pp illustrated b/w drawings, photos, maps. large 4to. Bookplate, no inscriptions. a little shelfwear else VG+ in protected G+ d/w (clipped, reinforced internally, some wear and creases, no loss or tears). Struik (MacDonald & Janes). SA edition 1976. same as isbn 0869770683 & 9780869770689 ISBN 0354011707|
Extensively illustrated this chronological survey of the war provides a good overview.
|#19000 Mills, George. THE INCREDIBLE SAGA OF THE BOKSBURG COMMANDO 1899-1902. Printed card wraps. 14pp stapled illustrated booklet. Bookplate else Fine condition. Boksburg Historical Association 2000. |
A brief outline of early Boksburg and the engagements of the Boksburg Commando which involved Elandslaagte, the derailing of the armoured train near Colenso and the capture of Winston Churchill, Colenso (with the Zoutpansberg Commando at Hlangwana), Spionkop (Conical Hill), and Magersfontein. The Commando was eventually stranded behind British lines. Detouring Bloemfontein via the Eastern Free State mountains they arrived in Johannesburg in time for the battle of Klip River.
|#19037 Minnaar, A. de V. GRAAF-REINET AND THE SECOND ANGLO-BOER WAR (1899-1902). Printed buff wraps saddle-stapled 19pp A5 format. VG+ condition. (1987). |
Reprint from Military History Magazine.
|#18996 Peddle, Colonel D.E. LONG CECIL. The Story Of The Gun Made During The Siege Of Kimberley, 15 October 1899 To 15 February 1900. Printed card wraps. 14pp illustrated stapled brochure. 210mm w x 260mm h. Bookplate hence a VG++ copy. South African National Museum of Military History 1977. |
Long Tom was made in the de Beers Kimberley workshops while the town was under siege. Originally published in the Military History Journal, this article covers the design, manufacture, and use of the gun.
|#19048 Roberts, Brian. THOSE BLOODY WOMEN. Three Heroines Of The Boer War. Black cloth boards. x + 292pp. illustrated 21 b/w photos. 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. VG+ condition in d/w (minor wear but no chips, tears, or loss). John Murray. London 1991 1st edition. ISBN 9780719548581|
Lady Sarah Wilson, Hansie Van Warmelo, & Emily Hobhouse were all involved in the Boer War, and their stories throw fresh light on the bitter colonial struggle. The title comes from Kitchener's tirade against Emily Hobhouse who exposed the neglect, mismanagement, and appalling death toll in his British Concentration Camps. Lady Sarah Wilson was involved with Baden-Powell at the siege of Mafeking, and Hansie van Warmelo was a staunchly republican Boer
|#19020 Russell, G. Anglo-Boer War. Concentration Camps In Natal August 1900 - January 1903. Printed blue card wraps with canvas spine. 77pp illustrated. typescript repro. A4. Bookplate. VG+ condition. Self. 1988. ISBN 0620132868|
Aims to present a more rational view of what happened in the concentration camps than is usual. Well illustrated, and in looking at the subject is actually not restricted to Natal.
|#19049 Sandys, Celia. CHURCHILL. Wanted Dead Or Alive. Red cloth boards. 233pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. A Fine copy in d/w. HarperCollins London 1999 1st edition. ISBN 9780002570176|
Author is a granddaughter of Winston Churchill. She followed in his footsteps one hundred years later, visiting camp sites and battle fields, and uncovered fascinating new details about this period in his early life.
|#18997 Singleton, John. (Comp). THE BATTLEFIELDS OF NATAL REVISITED. Tan cloth boards. 55pp illustrated oblong 4to. map of northern Natal at front. Railway map at rear missing. bookplate. boards rather soiled, the contents are secured to boards with tape both front & rear & the boards are protected with secured film. Thus although the contents are otherwise complete and clean, overall this item is in less than Good condition. John Singleton, Lithographer, Durban 1900. |
An interesting colonial photographic record of the war in Natal.
|#19012 Van der Merwe, N.J. THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S MONUMENT. Green linen wraps. 57pp illustrated. 12mo. Bookplate else Fine condition. undated. |
The monument near to Bloemfontein was unveiled in 1923 as a tribute to the 26251 Boer women who died in the British Boer War concentration camps. Emily Hobhouse was later buried at the foot of the monument.
|#19036 Van Hartesveld, Fred R. THE BOER WAR. 118pp p/b. Bookplate. VG condition. Jonathan Ball. 2000 1st SA edition. ISBN 1868420965|
An outline history by noted American Boer War historian.
|#19039 Van Schoor, M.C.E., Delport, P.J., Wessels, E., Ferreira, H. & Schoeman, B.K. DIE BANNELINGE. A.B.O.-Boerekrygsgevangenes 1899-1902. Printed card wraps. 36pp illustrated photos. saddle-stapled A4 format. Bookplate. Fine condition. Die Oorlogsmuseum Van Die Boererepubliek. 1983. |
Full list of Boer prisoners-of-war according to camp with details (name, number, date, etc).
|#19043 Van Schoor, M.C.E. ANGLO-BOER WAR MEMORIAL PROJECT. ANGLO-BOEROORLOG GEDENKPROJEK. Printed card wraps. 16pp saddle-stapled A4 format. Bookplate else Fine condition. Burgher Memorial Committee nd. |
Illustrates the Anton van Wouw statues honouring South African participants, willing and unwilling, in the Boer War. The statues in this project are 'Farewell', 'The Exile', 'The Agterryer', 'The Women's Memorial', & 'The Bittereinder'. The statues are located in a park near Bloemfontein where also are interred Gen. C.R. de Wet., Rev. J.D. Kestell,. & Emily Hobhouse.
|#19021 Van Schoor, M.C.E. DIE NASIONALE VROUEMONUMENT. Colour printed card wraps. 36pp illustrated. A4 format. Bookplate. Fine condition. Oorlogsmuseum van die Boerrepublieke. c.1993. ISBN 0958375747|
Afrikaans text. The story of the National Women's Monument nearby Bloemfontien, also the burial site of Emily Hobhouse.
|#19033 Various. ANGLO-BOER WAR MISCELLANY 1899-1902. 7 items bound one volume red skivertex boards. A5 format. Bookplate. binding is Fine, contents also Fine, unmarked. isbn 0958305153 0958305137 187497912X 0620246510 ISBN 0620246510|
The items included are:
Grant Christison (Ed). 'Lord Of Hosts On Our Side'. Mafeking Siege Diary Of Sarah Dixon Gwynne. 34pp. 1996.
Grant Christison (Ed). Ladysmith & Lydenburg. Anglo-Boer War Letters Of Alfrd Markham. 18pp. 1993 No.137 of 200.
Andre Wessels. The Phases Of The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. 61pp. 1998.
H. van Wateren (Ed). Die 100-Jaarige Herdenking Van Die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog. 52pp 1998.
Margaret Parkes & Vicky Thomas. Knysna & The Anglo-Boer War. 91pp. 1999. (signed by Authors).
A.D. Pont, (Ed). The War Against The Boers. 44pp 1996.
Johann Wassermann. The Eshowe Concentration Camp And The Surrendered Burghers Camp During The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. 92pp. 1999.
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|#19109 Lucas, Thos. J. CAMP LIFE AND SPORT IN SOUTH AFRICA. Experiences Of Kaffir Warfare With The Cape Mounted Rifles. Gilt on brown skivertex. 258pp tissue-guarded cold.frontis. 8vo. No inscription. a VG-Fine unmarked copy in VG+ d/w (light wear, no chips, loss, or tears). Africana Book Society. Facsimile reprint of the Chapman & Hall 1878 edition with new foreword and index. Johannesburg 1975. ISBN 9780949973108|
Author was a Captain in the C.M. Rifles and gives an informative and lively account of a soldier's experiences in the Eighth Kaffir War, 1850-1853. The military reminiscences are enhanced by the humour of the author's observations as raconteur, hunter, angler and naturalist.
|#19040 Strydom, Hans. THE FOURTH REICH. For Volk And Fuhrer. 281pp p/b illustrated b/w photos. No inscriptions. a VG copy. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 1990 1st edition thus. ISBN 9780947464325|
Robey Leibbrandt was a German Nazi operative assigned to Operation Weissdorn which had the objective of overthrowing the Jan Smuts government and establishing a National Socialist Republic in South Africa.
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