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Catalogue of books about Africa Q217 4th May 2012
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|#19523 Burton, A.R.E. CAPE COLONY FOR THE SETTLER. An Account Of Its Urban And Rural Industries, Their Probable Future Development And Extension. Brown gilt boards, 11pp+355pp+46pp of illustrated adverts, tables, maps, plates. Gilt and all lettering to spine been completely rubbed away and cloth has become detached from front board exposing brown board beneath. Edges and eps browned, contents VG. J.C. Juta & Co., South Africa 1903 |
Aimed at those seeking a home in the Cape Colony. Covers general issues as well as urban and rural industries.
|#19493 Burton, A.R.E. CAPE COLONY FOR THE SETTLER. An Account Of Its Urban And Rural Industries, Their Probable Future Development And Extension. Brown gilt boards, 11pp+355pp+46pp of illustrated adverts, tables, maps, plates. Boards loose and worn, some small holes to spine edge, front board. Edges and eps browned, contents VG. J.C. Juta & Co., South Africa 1903 |
Aimed at those seeking a home in the Cape Colony. Covers general issues as well as urban and rural industries.
|#19581 Colvin, Ian D. THE CAPE OF ADVENTURE. Being Strange And Notable Discoveries, Perils, Shipwrecks, Battles Upon Sea And Land, With Pleasant And Interesting Observations Upon The Country And The Natives Of The Cape Of Good Hope. Extracts From The Writings Of The Early Travellers. Original blue gilt boards, 459pp, illustrated with b&w plates, indexed. Prize plate to J.A.L. Agar-Hamilton, boards show rubbing but gilt untouched, uncut pages browned, eps and some pages foxed, spine ends show wear, binding tight, contents very good. A G+ copy T.C. & E.C. Jack, London 1912 ||£20.00|
|#19562 Fairbridge, Dorothea. HISTORIC FARMS OF SOUTH AFRICA. The Wool, The Wheat, And The Wine Of The 17th And 18th Centuries. Original mustard cloth gilt boards, 194pp, 8vo, col.b/w photos, 2 cold.plates, maps, indexed. Gift inscription, light spotting on prelims and some foxing within otherwise a VG solid, clean copy. OUP, 1st edition, London 1931. ||£45.00|
|#19585 Metelkamp, S. GEORGE REX OF KNYSNA. THE Authentic Story. Original cream boards, 303pp, illustrated with b&w photos. Owner's inscription, d/w offset to eps, light spotting to edges, corners slightly curled, boards clean and contents VG+ in protected d/w with chips and tears. Howard Timmins, Cape Town. |
Could this man have changed the course of history? Perhaps the mystery will never be completely cleared up, but this book will make many people wonder if George III really married Hannah Lightfoot, the lovely Quakeress, and if so....
|#19449 Molloy, Bob WHEN IN CAPE TOWN Bob Molloy's Guide To The Cape Peninsula. Printed wraps, 8vo, 190pp, maps, sketches, indexed. Owner's inscription, slight crease in centre of front wrap. Clean and tight. No jacket. VG condition. Struik, Cape Town 1982. ISBN 0869771590|
Inspired by the holiday column 'Leisure Line', launched by the Cape Times in the early 70's and showing it's age by the Publisher's Note: "Struik Publishers, in view of current legislation in South Africa, feels it necessary to indicate as far as possible to our Black, Coloured and Asian readers which facilities are open to them in order to prevent any unpleasantness".
|#19496 Noble, John. OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. History, Productions, And Resources. Printed boards, 330pp, 24 colour and b&w plates, including 6 fold-out maps and plans. Tables and adverts rear. No inscription, paper boards worn, fishmoth damage to boards, bumped corners yet boards bright. Contents good and maps etc intact with minor foxing. Good only. Saul Solomon & Co., Cape Town, 1886. ||£25.00|
|#19567 Noble, John. OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. History, Productions, And Resources. Printed boards, 330pp, 24 colour and b&w plates, 6 being fold-out maps and plans. Tables and adverts rear. No inscription, paper boards worn particularly along edges and spine ends, fishmoth damage, bumped corners yet contents good and maps etc intact with minor foxing. Good only. Saul Solomon & Co., Cape Town, 1886. ||£30.00|
|#19590 Tucker, Herbert. OUR BEAUTIFUL PENINSULA. An Appreciation Of The Charms Of Scenery And Interesting Associations Of The Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Original boards with plate of Hout Bay landscape on front board, 95pp, 8vo, illustrated with 12 colour plates. No inscription, small bump to corner of front board, foxed throughout but plates unmarked. Binding tight, a VG copy in protective cello. Dennis Edwards & Co., Cape Town, no date?, 1st edition. |
With Illustrations By South African Artists: Crossland Robinson, Mace, Struben, Spilhaus, Edwards, Meacham, Edwards, Penstone, Rowarth, Morland, Prowse, Hazell.
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|#19525 Barber, M.E. (Mrs. F.W. Barber) THE ERYTHRINA TREE. And Other Verses. Green gilt half-leather boards, 123pp, wide 8vo. Owners inscription dated 1919, spine worn, edges and eps spotted and sporadic foxing internally. Contents VG. Rowland Ward Ltd, Piccadilly 1898. Printed for private circulation. |
The 50 verses, grave and gay were collected and printed for presentation to relatives and friends. The last verse,"The Traveller" was written by the author's brother, Thomas Holden Bowker. Published by the author's son, F.H. Barber. Rare.
|#19499 Bell, May. THEY CAME FROM A FAR LAND.Cream boards, 182pp, illustrated with b&w portraits. Owner's inscription, boards clean, eps slightly foxed, contents fine in protected worn d/w. Overall VG. Maskew Miller Ltd, Cape Town 1963. |
Deals mainly with Wood, Hoole, Donavan and Garbett families. It is the story of the intertwined lives of a few of the people. From embarkation, the voyage, the landing in Algoa Bay, the ox-wagon trek to their allotted inhospitable destinations, the struggle to farm, the ravages of the 1834 Kaffir War and the destitution which followed.
|#19563 Berning, J.M. (Ed.). THE HISTORICAL "CONVERSATIONS" OF SIR GEORGE CORY. Brown cloth gilt boards, 219pp, 8vo, appendices, indexed. Owners inscrip, Fine in protected d/w with small amount of spotting to spine edge and some tiny tears to top of spine. Maskew Miller Longman, 1st edition, Cape Town, 1989 ISBN 0636011976||£35.00|
|#19483 Bond, J. THEY WERE SOUTH AFRICANS. Blue gilt boards, 224pp, 8vo, illustrated with 24 b&w photos, index, appendix. Owners inscription fep, eps a little browned, contents clean. A VG+ copy. No d/w. OUP, Cape Town, 1960. |
A history of the English speaking South Africans who have helped to make South Africa- the Redcoats who guarded the frontier of civilisation, the missionaries who trekked before the Voortrekkers, the journalists who established Afrikaans as a literary language, the makers of harbours, roads and railways, the educationalists and the explorers.
|#19602 Bond, J. THEY WERE SOUTH AFRICANS. Blue gilt boards, 224pp, 8vo, illustrated with 24 b&w photos, indexed. Owners inscription, boards insect damaged, eps browned, contents clean. Good only. No d/w. OUP, Cape Town, 1960. |
A history of the English speaking South Africans who have helped to make South Africa- the Redcoats, the missionaries who trekked before the Voortrekkers, the journalists who established Afrikaans as a literary language, the makers of harbours, roads, and railways, the educationalists and the explorers.
|#19482 Butler, Guy. (Ed). THE 1820 SETTLERS. An Illustrated Commentary. Notes, bibliography. Maroon boards, tipped-in col.frontis. 366pp illustrated with b&w photos, drawings. Large 4to., indexed. Inscription fep, few small white chips to edges of boards and a couple on boards themselves. Corners slightly curled. Contents very good and clean. Protected in bright d/w with wear to edges and spine top which has two closed tears. Internal sello marks from removal of previous plastic. Generally a VG copy. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1974. ||£50.00|
|#19454 Butler, Guy. WHEN BOYS WERE MEN. Orange printed boards, 275pp, 8vo, illustrated with 30 b&w photos and 3 double-paged maps. Front board slightly bent. Contents very good. Some browning. Crease to right hand corner of front board and bits of white exposed from rubbing to edges of spine & parts boards. Spine faded. Good only. OUP, Cape Town 1973. ISBN 0196371007|
The narrators are under 21 and their adventures and experiences told here happened in S.A. before 1875. We see the 1820 migation from Britain to a hostile and unfamiliar country, the agony of the Frontier Wars and later the excitement of the diamond rush.
|#19600 Gordon-Brown, A. THE NARRATIVE OF PRIVATE BUCK ADAMS. On The Eastern Frontier Of The Cape Of Good Hope 1843-1848. Grey cloth boards, 316pp, 8vo, colour photo frontis, illustrated b&w plates and line engravings, indexed, fold-out map. Owner's inscription, front board loose and rear board starting, eps and edges foxed and browned and sporadic foxing throughout, contents VG. The Van Riebeeck Society No. 22, Cape Town 1941. ||£30.00|
|#19469 Lanham & Willmore. THE 1820 SETTLERS OF SEVENFOUNTAINS AND SALEM. Issued By The 1820 Settler's Commemoration Committee Of Grahamstown To Mark The 4th Pilgrimage On 7th September, 1959 Stapled Booklet, 59pp, 8vo, illustrated black & white photos. No inscription, staples rusted otherwise tight and clean. VG. Grocott & Sherry, Grahamstown, 1959. ||£20.00|
|#19595 Levick, W.M. DRY RIVER FARM. A Realistic Day-To-Day Story Of A South African Orange Farm. Green gilt boards, 191pp, illustrated with b&w drawings, glossary. No inscription, board edges a little rubbed, some light foxing to edges otherwise VG in protected d/w. Dent & Sons, London, 1955. |
A realistic story of what everyday living is like for children on an orange farm in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The author, daughter of a missionary was brought up in that area.
|#19526 Mitford-Barberton, Ivan and Raymond. THE BOWKERS OF THARFIELD. Detailed history, ancestry and genealogy of a Lancashire family that came to the Eastern Cape as part of the 1820 Settler immigration from Britain. Gilt on blue cloth boards, 8vo, illustrated with b&w photos, family crests, plates, drawings, portraits and index of names. No inscrip, boards and binding VG. Some light foxing internally. Small "dates" in blue ballpoint have been written in the margins on pages 5,9,90,103,101,108 and 331 else a VG+ copy. OUP, London 1952. ||£160.00|
|#19506 Mitford-Barberton, Ivan. IVAN-MITFORD BARBERTON, SCULPTOR. Black gilt cloth boards, large 8vo, 16pp + 48 black & white plates. VG+ copy, contents unmarked in protected, repaired d/w. Howard Timmins, Cape Town, 1962. |
Inscription to his aunt from author fep. The brief family history gives some vivid glimpses of the hard pioneering life of the 1820 Settlers defending themselves in a laager during a Kaffir war, the first rush to the diamond fields in 1870, big game hunting in Matabeleland and the founding of the gold-mining town of Barberton. No. 54 of a limited edition of 500 copies
|#19497 Mitford-Barberton, Ivan. THE BARBERS OF THE PEAK. The History Of The Barber, Atherstone, And Bowker Families. Navy gilt cloth boards, 258pp, illustrated with b&w photos, family crests, map feps. No inscription, boards clean, binding tight, corners of boards little curled, some foxing to map and end pages and edges lightly browned, a few neat and small ballpoint dates inserted on pages 198, 202, 203 and 204 else contents fine. OUP, 1934, 1st edition. ||£150.00|
|#19570 Mitford-Barberton, Ivan. THE BARBERS OF THE PEAK. The History Of The Barber, Atherstone, And Bowker Families. Navy gilt cloth boards 258pp, illustrated with b&w photos, family crests, map feps. No inscription, boards are solid and binding tight yet boards are rubbed in areas. A chip out of corner of front board, also rear board lower edge as well as spine lower edge, contents very good with light browning to eps and edges. OUP, 1934, 1st edition. |
Good for rebind as contents excellent
|#19448 Mitford-Barberton,I & White, Violet. SOME FRONTIER FAMILIES. Biographical Sketches of 100 Eastern Province Families before 1840. No. 331 of a limited edition of 1000 copies Orange boards, 303pp, 8vo, illustrated with family coats of arms. No inscrip, few spots to edges o/w VG+ in VG protected d/w. Human & Rousseau, Cape Town, 1968. ||£90.00|
|#19566 Mitford-Barberton,I & White, Violet. SOME FRONTIER FAMILIES. Biographical Sketches of 100 Eastern Province Families before 1840. No 681 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Orange boards, 303pp, 8vo, illustrated with family coats of arms. No inscrip, few spots tn edges o/w VG+ in VG protected d/w with a couple of tears to spine ends. Human & Rousseau, Cape Town 1968. ||£80.00|
|#19472 Pretorius, Dirk, J.J. IN THE DAYS OF THE SETTLERS. A Commemorative Brochure To Mark The Second Historical Pilgrimage In Settler Country Radiating From The 1820 Settler Village of Bathurst To Barville Park, Shaw Park, Cuylerville, Kaffir Drift On Settlers' Day, 1957. Stapled booklet, 41pp, illustrated with 7 black and white photos. "1957" written on top front wrap, staples rusted otherwise VG with one tiny tear top spine. Includes programme of events. Grocott & Sherry, Grahamstown, September 1957. |
Preface by T.B. Bowker.
|#19458 Pretorius, Dirk J.J. IN THE LAND OF THE SETTLERS. Issued By The 1820 Settlers' Commemoration Committee Of Grahamstown to Mark the Pilgrimage On 3rd September, 1956, Of Representative Groups Over The Original Route Used By The Settlers To Their Locations. Stapled booklet, 73pp, illustrated b/w photos, drawings, maps, fold-out map rear. No inscription. Staples rusted otherwise clean and tight. Grocott & Sherry, Grahamstown, 1956 ||£25.00|
|#19485 Rivett-Carnac, D.E. HAWK'S EYE. Original yellow gilt boards, 178pp, 8vo, illustrated with b&w drawings, plates & maps. Indexed. Owners inscription, slight browning to maps on eps otherwise a VG+ copy in a VG+ protected d/w. Howard Timmins, 1st edition, 1966, Cape Town. |
The life story of Henry, eldest son of Lord Charles Somerset whose made a significant contribution to the evolution of South Africa. Personally responsible for good order on the Frontier, he participated in every Frontier War from 1819 until 1852.
|#19452 Rivett-Carnac, Dorothy E. THUS CAME THE ENGLISH IN 1820 Green boards, 147pp, lge 8vo, indexed, illustrated with numerous coloured drawings. No inscrip, top and bottom edges of boards show some shelfwear otherwise VG in protected d/w with severe insect damage mostly to edges. Howard Timmins, Cape Town 1974. ISBN 0869780786|
Illustrations by Ernest Ullmann. Shortish popular account of the 1820 Settlement and the subsequent history of the Albany Settlers. Bibliography.
|#19495 Rose, Cowper. FOUR YEARS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Red gilt boards, half-calf rebind with 5 bands, marbled eps, plate frontis, 308pp. No inscription. A few spots of foxing to eps and a crease to top corner of plate frontis. Contents clean and binding tight. A VG+ copy. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, London 1829. |
Rose, an officer in the Royal Engineers, described life in the Cape Colony and conditions in old Kaffraria in the early 19th century. He enjoyed elephant and buffalo hunting.
|#19471 Rose, William. AN ADDRESS BY WILLIAM ROSE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF PORT ALFRED 1874-1923. Original Address 1922. Stapled booklet, 31pp, photo. VG condition. Grocott & Sherry, Grahamstown. |
When the author was Town Clerk of Port Alfred he was asked by the community to address them on his reminiscences of the Kowie as he first found it some 50 years before.
|#19460 Sadler, Celia. NEVER A YOUNG MAN Extracts From The Letters And Journals Of The Rev. William Shaw. Pale green boards, 8vo, 189pp, illustrated with b&w drawings. Owner's inscription. VG+ in VG protected d/w with two tiny nicks to top spine. Haum, Cape Town 1967 |
The account of the life and work of the Rev. William Shaw, famous Methodist minister to the 1820 Settlers provides a vivid account of the conditions in which the settlers found themselves in the land of their adoption, and it tells of Shaw's meeting with the Dutch Trekkers, the African tribesmen, the government officials, the slaves, the Hottentots and many other peoples in this broad corner of the continent.
|#19450 Sadler, Celia. NEVER A YOUNG MAN. Extracts From The Letters And Journals Of The Rev. William Shaw. Green boards, 187pp, illustrated with b&w drawings, 8vo. Owners inscrip, VG in protected d/w showing light shelfwear. Haum, Cape Town 1967. |
This account of the life and work of the Rev. William Shaw, famous Methodist minister to the 1820 Settlers provides a vivid account of the conditions in which the settlers found themselves in the land of their adoption, and it tells of Shaw's meeting with the Dutch Trekkers, the African tribesmen, the government officials, the slaves, the Hottentots and many other peoples in this broad corner of the continent.
|#19515 Schonland, S. BIOGRAPHY OF THE LATE MRS. F.W. BARBER. And A List Of Her Paintings In The Albany Museum Vol. 1 No. 2. Stapled booklet, pages 95-108. Inscription "to Mrs. J.O. Norton from Hal", wraps and eps foxed, tear to rear wrap, bottom spine repaired with sello, fold down middle. Reading copy.. Josiah Slater, Grahamstown. ||£12.00|
|#19453 Sheffield, T. THE STORY OF THE SETTLEMENT. With A Sketch Of Grahamstown As It Was And Grahamstown As It is Together With A List Of The Original Dutch And Huguenot Settlers, And Of The British Settlers Of 1820. Brown gilt boards, 327pp, small 8vo, illustrated with b&w photos, drawings. No inscription, rebound copy, bright gilt, original spine which shows some insect damage to lower half, light foxing to endpapers & edges, binding tight and contents VG. Overall VG+ Grocott's, Grahamstown 1912, Third Edn. |
|#19486 Slater, Francis Carey. SETTLERS' HERITAGE. Blue cloth boards, 261pp, 8vo. Owner's inscription, eps fox o/w a VG+ copy in G only, spotty d/w. The Lovedale Press, 1st edition, 1954 |
Covers the 1820 Settlers of whom the author is a descendant, Frontier farm life, schooldays at Lovedale, banking activities in various Eastern Province towns. Includes 16 letters from General Smuts.
|#19607 St. Andrew's College. REGISTER OF ST. ANDREW'S COLLEGE GRAHAMSTOWN. Fourth Edition: 1855-1959. Navy gilt boards, 611pp, illustrated with b&w photos. No inscription, eps browned, edges lightly browned o/w a VG+ copy. Grocott & Sherry, Grahamstown. ||£40.00|
|#19470 Thomson, D.H. A SHORT HISTORY OF GRAHAMSTOWN. Stapled booklet, 34pp. VG+ Grocott & Sherry, Grahamstown |
The story of Grahamstown's transformation from military settlement, to commercial capital and then to educational centre.
|#19578 Thorpe, C. THARFIELD. An Eastern Cape Farm. Printed wraps, 97pp, index, appendices. Owner's inscription, eps and edges lightly foxed, front wrap starting top edge. A VG copy. C. Thorpe, Port Alfred, Second Edition 1978. |
This is the story of an Eastern Cape Farm and the two families that have occupied it since the 1820's. The emphasis on natural history and on conservation is not extraneous. Certain members of the Bowker family were distinguished naturalists; the Webbs were keen conservationists.
|#19599 Watts, H.L. & Agar-Hamilton, J.A.I. BORDER PORT A Study Of East London, South Africa, With Special Reference To The White Population. Institute Of Social And Economic Research. Blue printed wraps, 267pp, 8vo, illustrated with 4 b&w photos. No. inscription, few light markings to wraps otherwise a VG copy. Rhodes University, Grahamstown 1970. |
Occasional Paper Number Thirteen.
|#19519 White, F.C.D. (Ed.) MAJOR T.C. WHITE 1820 SETTLER. A Record Of This Famous Settler. Printed wraps, 93pp, illustrated with b&w photos, genealogical charts. Some slight browning to edges otherwise a VG+ copy. Grocotts, Grahamstown. ||£15.00|
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|#19447 Binns, C.T. THE WARRIOR PEOPLE. Zulu Origins, Customs and Witchcraft. Original yellow boards, 283pp, 8vo, illustrated with b&w photos. Owners inscription, edges lightly fox and browned but VG+ in bright protected d/w with small tears to spine ends. Howard Timmins, Cape Town 1974. |
The author is probably the major authority on the Zulu Nation. The story is a tragic one full of sound and fury. He traces the whole history of the Zulus and his unique and authentic information regarding witch-doctors is of great interest.
|#19465 Bulpin, T.V. NATAL AND THE ZULU COUNTRY. Illustrated by Penny Miller. Printed boards, 456pp, illustrated with colour photos, drawings, maps, indexed. Inscription, eps and edges minor spotting only hence a VG+ copy. The boards are especially clean and attractive with sharp corners. Books of Africa, Cape Town 1972, 2nd Impression. |
This book adds new material to that included from Author's previous titles `Shaka's Country' and `To The Shores Of Natal'.
|#19478 Hattersley, A.F. MORE ANNALS OF NATAL With Historical Introductons and Notes. Red boards, 255pp, 8vo, illustrated with nine plates, indexed. Spine badly rubbed with bits of fabric missing showing cardboard beneath especially top of spine. Some gilt missing. 2cm of top board badly rubbed and a strip 2cmx9cm along edge of front board badly rubbed. Some browning as usual but contents VG. Shuter & Shooter, Pietermaritzburg 1936. |
A comprehensive survey of the early history of Natal.
|#19569 Mitford, Bertram. THROUGH THE ZULU COUNTRY. Its Battlefields And Its People. Brown boards with palm motif, 8vo, 323pp+38pp publications, illustrated b&w plates. No inscription, boards loose, front board badly rubbed, spine cloth detached from back board, corners curled, eps & edges foxed and sporadic foxing throughout, plates foxed and one loose, contents good. Needs rebinding. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, London 1883. |
|#19481 Mofolo, Thomas. CHAKA. An Historical Romance. With an introduction by Sir Henry Newbolt. Translated from the original Sesuto by F.H. Dutton, Director of Education. Navy gilt boards, 198pp, small 8vo. Usual browning to eps and edges otherwise VG with slight bumping to top spine edges. OUP, London 1931. ||£20.00|
|#19479 Ritter, E.A. SHAKA ZULU. The Rise Of The Zulu Empire. Brown boards, ix-xvi, 383pp, 8vo, photo frontis, illustrated b&w photos, appendix, index. Boards slightly offset and some marks. Where rear board meets spine is starting at ends, eps and edges lightly fox and browned, some sporadic fox within. Contents clean. VG. Longmans Green & Co, London, 2nd imp. 1955. |
Seven paintings by George French Angus.
|#19480 Roberts, Brian THE ZULU KINGS. Red gilt boards, 38pp, 8vo, illustrated with 16 b&w photos & map, indexed. Small inscription fep, light browning to eps, side and bottom edges bit fox o/w VG in G+ d/w. Hamish Hamilton, London 1974. |
Signed by Author.
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|#19575 AA, The. SECRET SOUTHERN AFRICA. Wonderful Places You've Probably Never Seen. A profusely illustrated guide to some of the less obvious places and things within South African borders. Arranged geographically and covering South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, & Mozambique. Printed boards, 4to, 319pp, illustrated with colour photos, indexed. Small owner's stamp, a VG copy. The AA. Cape Town 1994. |
A good resource to plan a trip with, still very valid.
|#19544 Agar-Hamilton, J.A.L THE NATIVE POLICY OF THE VOORTREKKERS. An Essay In The History Of The Interior Of South Africa. 1836-1858. Blue boards, 228pp, 8vo, fold-out map, index. Nice clean contents but severe insect damage to boards. Good working copy. Maskew Miller Ltd, Cape Town, 1928. |
The essay is the first attempt that has yet been made to present a survey of the native policy of those farmers who left the Cape Colony in 1836 and organised themselves into independent states in the interior of South Africa.
|#19518 Evans, Ivor L. NATIVE POLICY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. An Outline. Green gilt boards, 177 pp, map. Boards worn and rubbed but some gilt remains on spine, some fox to bottom edge, small tear to bottom edge of page 53. Contents and map VG+. Cambridge, 1934. |
In 4 parts: 1. The Union of South Africa, 2. The High Commission Southern Rhodesia, 3. Southern Rhodesia, 4. South West Africa
|#19461 Geen, M.S. THE MAKING OF SOUTH AFRICA. Black cloth gilt boards, 330pp, illustrated with b&w photos, indexed. Owners inscription, boards show some wear, ballpoint dwgs on rear ep, one ballpoint underlining and some pencil underlining o/w clean and tight, G only. Maskew Miller. Cape Town 1967, 4th edition |
From the era of the Portuguese discovery all the way through to the Union constitution and its development through to the second world war and beyond.
|#19591 Gibbs, Henry. TWILIGHT IN SOUTH AFRICA. Black gilt boards, 287pp, 8vo, illustrated with 49 b&w photos, indexed. Owner's inscription, eps and edges foxed, one small split on edge of spine otherwise a G+ copy. Jarrolds, London, no date. |
A comprehensive look at the whole situation in South Africa during the author's travels in 1949. A reader reported "while this book will undoubtedly shake Dr. Malan's Government it is a scrupulously fair attack, shrewd, unforgettable and tremendously readable. He is fearless in discussing the Native tuberculosis death-rate, veneral disease, the influence of Indian traders, the appalling conditions under which many Natives live and plunges deep into that sinister organisation, the Broederbond".
|#19584 Hocking, Anthony. RANDFONTEIN ESTATES. The First Hundred Years. Printed boards, large 8vo, in printed slipcase, 280pp, illustrated with b&w and colour photos, drawings. No inscription, boards very slightly bowed, one small ink spot on top edge otherwise clean and tight. VG+ in G+ slipcase. Hollard, Orange Free State, 1986. ISBN 0620093773|
Illustrations by Heather Blair.
|#19446 McLeod Campbell, J. AFRICAN HISTORY IN THE MAKING. Survey of African education. A report of the Cambridge Conference on African Education 1952. The conference was attended not only by representatives of the Colonial Office and the United Kingdom, but also by selected territorial teams representing the colonial territories. Mustard boards, 120pp, 8vo, index. No inscrip. Feps browned and fox. Square and clean in bright protected d/w with small nicks and tears to top edge. Edinburgh House Press, 1956 ||£16.00|
|#19596 McRae, A.G. THE HILL CALLED GRAZING. The Story Of A Transvaal Farm. Green gilt boards, 160pp, illustrated with plan. VG in bright G+ protected d/w. Max Parrish, London, 1956. |
In telling this simple human story the author has also drawn a clear, unforgettable picture of a small isolated South African rural community with its white and coloured population.
|#19587 Mockford, Julian. OVERSEAS REFERENCE BOOK OF THE UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA. Including South-West Africa, Basutoland, Bechuanaland Protectorate And Swaziland. Black gilt boards, large 4to, 567pp, illustrated with b&w photos, portraits, maps, maps eps, tables, list of advertisers. No inscription, some browning to edges and eps otherwise a VG solid copy. Todd Publishing Co. Ltd, London, 1945. |
This reference book attempts to bring into focus, through the thinning fog of war, a peace-time close-up of South Africa. It was for practical use by those who trade or intend to trade with South Africa or to visit it on business.
|#19604 Monnig, H.O. & Veldman, F.J. HANDBOOK ON STOCK DISEASES. Brown boards, 391pp, illustrated. Owner's inscription, boards clean, spine ends bumped, edges browned, binding tight. A VG working copy in fair protected d/w with closed tears and large chip. Tafelberg, Cape Town 1954. ISBN 0624007987||£30.00|
|#19503 Pama, C. LIONS AND VIRGINS. Heraldic State Symbols Coats-Of-Arms, Flags, Seals And Other Symbols Of Authority In South Africa 1487-1962. Black gilt boards, 133pp, illustrated, indexed. Slight browning to fep otherwise VG+ in G+ protected d/w with edgewear. Human & Rousseau, Cape Town 1965. |
Signed by author rear ep. No. 502 of Limited Edition of 1000.
|#19553 Silver, S.W. & Co's. HANDBOOK FOR SOUTH AFRICA. Including The Cape Colony, Natal, The Diamond Fields, And The Trans-Orange Republics With New Map And A Gazetter. Original blue cloth, 487pp + 45pp illustrated ads, indexed, map frontis. Owner's inscription, boards insect damaged, spine faded with some insect holes to edges, binding starting fep but tight otherwise, eps and edges foxed and browned, one small tear to map, contents VG. A Good working copy S.W. Silver & Co., Cornhill, 1875, 1st edition. |
|#19588 Van Der Westhuizen, J.M., Wentzel, D. & Grobler, M.C. ANGORA GOATS AND MOHAIR IN SOUTH AFRICA. Printed boards, 251pp, 8vo, illustrated with diagrams, tables, photos, index. Owners inscription, edges browned, little foxing, few ballpoint underlinings o/w contents and binding VG. South African Mohair Growers Association, 1985. |
A book of great value in the promotion of the angora goat and its fleece.
|#19516 Davis, Rev. William J. DICTIONARY OF THE KAFFIR LANGUAGE. Including The Xhosa And Zulu Dialects. Brown gilt boards, 8vo, 260pp. Binding and boards very poor. Contents good. Suggest rebind. The Wesleyan Mission House, London 1872 1st edition. ||£15.00|
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|#19564 Acocks, J.P.H. BOTANICAL SURVEY MEMOIR NO.40. VELD TYPES OF SOUTH AFRICA. With Accompanying Veld Type Map. Orange wraps, 128pp, No inscrip, wraps a bit marked especially spine which is browned. Contents VG. Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria 1975. ISBN 062102256X||£18.00|
|#19513 Adamson, R.S. and Salter, T.M. FLORA OF THE CAPE PENINSULA. .Original green cloth gilt, v-xix, 889pp, maps endpapers, indexed. Owner's inscription, boards show insect damage in areas, spine also shows insect damage but no loss to gilt, some ink spots to edges but contents clean. A G+ solid worked copy. Juta & Co. Ltd, Cape Town, 1950. ||£40.00|
|#19571 Bristow, David. & Ward, Clive. MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. The mountainous areas of Southern Africa described and illustrated, covering mainly matters of geological, botanical, and wildlife interest. Original brown mottled boards, 166pp, 4to, illustrated with colour photos, indexed. Owners inscrip, small pinkish damp stain to lower spine seeped through onto eps and onto bottom spine area of d/w which is bright with one repaired tear and some internal foxing. A G+ copy. Struik, 1st edition, Cape Town 1985. ISBN 0869772279||£18.00|
|#19543 Carr, J.D. THE SOUTH AFRICAN ACACIAS. Original green leather gilt, 323pp, 8vo, illustrated with b&w drawings, colour photos, index to tribal names Owner's inscription, front board bottom corner bumped, eps and edges foxed, front and rear ep show large surface tears top to bottom o/w tight binding and contents clean. A solid VG copy in dustwrapper covered with adhesive film Conservation Press, 1st edition, Johannesburg 1976. ||£30.00|
|#19574 Coates Palgrave, Keith, Paul, & Meg. EVERYONE'S GUIDE TO TREES OF SOUTH AFRICA. An illustrated guide to the more popular varieties of trees, each species illustrated, with distribution map and brief notes. Green boards,110pp. illustrated col.photos. indexed. 4to. Owner's inscription, o/w a VG+ copy in VG+ d/w. CNA. Cape Town 1985. ISBN 0620074388||£16.00|
|#19560 Dyer, R. Allen. THE GENERA OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN FLOWERING PLANTS. Volume 1. Dicotyledons. Volume 2. Gymnosperms and Monocotyledons. Original green gilt boards, Vol 1. 1- 756pp, Vol 2. 757-1040pp, indexed. No inscrip, eps of Vol 1. foxed, edges of both volumes lightly browned and corners a bit curled otherwise VG+. Department of Agricultural Technical Services, Pretoria, 1976. ISBN 0621028541||£70.00|
|#19502 Dyer, R.A. THE VEGETATION OF THE DIVISIONS OF ALBANY AND BATHURST. Botanical Survey Of South Africa Memoir No. 17. Paper wraps, 138pp, 8vo, illustrated with 4 maps, 4 diagrams, 42 photographs. Owners inscrip, eps sl. fox, spine which fixed with sello, couple of markings on wraps, contents clean. A Good working copy. Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Pretoria 1937. ||£12.00|
|#19510 Fox, Francis William & Norwood Young, Marion Emma. FOOD FROM THE VELD. Edible Wild Plants Of Southern Africa Botanically Identified And Described. Mustard cloth boards, 399pp, 8vo, illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, photo frontis, indexed. Owners inscrip, a VG+ clean copy in VG protected d/w with minor fox inside. Delta Books, 1st edition, Cape Town 1982. ISBN 0908387202|
Signatures of authors and all collaborators on piece of paper stuck to fep
|#19580 Jenik, Jan. PICTORIAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FORESTS. A World-Wide Survey Of Forests And Forest-Life With Over 800 Photographs. Green boards, 495pp, 8vo, profusely illustrated col. b/w photos, indexed. Owners inscrip, VG+ in bright d/w with edgewear and one big chip out of spine. Hamlyn, 1st edition 1979, London. ISBN 0600336239||£18.00|
|#19541 Jeppe, Barbara. SOUTH AFRICAN ALOES. Green boards, xxvii + 144pp illustrated cold.b/w plates, dwgs. Owners inscription, very light fox on eps otherwise VG+in VG protected, price-clipped d/w. Purnell, 2nd impression, Cape Town, 1970. |
Illustrated by Author. 139 species described and illustrated. List of natural hybrids, index of common and scientific names, hints on cultivation etc.
|#19561 Lighton, Conrad. CAPE FLORAL KINGDOM. The Story Of South Africa's Wild Flowers, And The People Who Found, Named And Made Them Famous The World Over. Brown boards with protea emblem, 206pp, 8vo, illustrated with colour photos, plates, line drawings, maps eps, indexed. Owners inscrip, a few spots on boards, sello markings to title page. VG+ in bright protected d/w. Juta, 1973 revised edition, Cape Town. ISBN 0702104434|
Line drawings by Edith Stocker
|#19457 Martin, AS.R.H. & Noel, A.R.A. THE FLORA OF ALBANY AND BATHURST. Incorporating A General Survey Of The Vegetation And An Annotated Check List Of The Vascular Plants. Green wraps, 128pp, 8vo, map rear, indices. Owner's inscription front board otherwise VG. Rhodes University, Grahamstown 1960. ||£15.00|
|#19456 Martin, AS.R.H. & Noel, A.R.A. THE FLORA OF ALBANY AND BATHURST. Incorporating A General Survey Of The Vegetation And An Annotated Check List Of The Vascular Plants. Green wraps, 128pp, 8vo, map rear, indices. Light and small owners inscription fep otherwise VG+ Rhodes University, Grahamstown 1960. ||£15.00|
|#19577 National Botanic Gardens of South Africa, Kirstenbosch WILD FLOWERS OF SOUTH AFRICA. Approved By The National Botanic Gardens Of South Africa, Kirstenbosch. Red boards, 128pp, large 8vo, illustrated with colour photos. Owner's inscription, fep browned, tiny spots of white along edges from rubbing otherwise a VG clean solid copy in bright protected d/w with some wear to edges. C. Struik, Cape Town, 1980. ||£12.00|
|#19565 Poynton, R.J. CHARACTERISTICS AND USES OF SELECTED TREES AND SHRUBS CULTIVATED IN SOUTH AFRICA. and CHARACTERISTICS AND USES OF TREES AND SHRUBS OBTAINABLE FROM THE FOREST DEPARTMENT. Bulletin No. 39. Third Edition. Bulletin No.39. Two items together, respectively: Printed boards, 202pp, illustrated b/w photos, col. plate, map rear pastedown. & Paper wraps, 70pp, illustrated b/w photos, tables, map rear pastedown. Owners inscription, boards and feps bent from damp shelfwear o/w contents Good. & No inscription, Good. Directorate of Forestry. 1984 3rd / 4th editions. ISBN 0621084425||£25.00|
|#19511 Reynolds, Gilbert Westacott. THE ALOES OF SOUTH AFRICA. Green cloth gilt boards, 526pp, illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, indexed. Owner's inscription, boards have slightly curled corners and a little darkening to edge of bottom spine, contents near fine, solid, in a bright, protected d/w with wear to spine ends and a 2" triangular chip out of bottom edge. A VG+ copy. Balkema, photolitho reprint 1970, Cape Town ||£60.00|
|#19514 Rice, Elsie Garrett & Compton, Robert Harold. WILD FLOWERS OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. Foreword by Field-Marshal the Rt. Hon. J.C. Smuts, O.M. Green gilt boards, illustrated with 300 colour plates, 2 indices. In cardboard slipcase with Botanical Society of South Africa stamp and addressed to owner. No. inscription, the book is Near Fine, the d/w has small tears to extremeties, the slipcase shows some handling. A VG+ copy. The Botanical Society of South Africa., Kirstenbosch, South Africa. ||£50.00|
|#19582 Rycroft, Prof. H.B. TSITSIKAMA TREES. Trees Of The Tsitsikama National Parks. Printed wraps, 126pp, illustrated col. photos, plates, indices. No inscription, a little rubbed on spine edges and a few other spots of rubbing otherwise clean and tight. VG+. National Parks Board of South Africa, 1980. ISBN 0869530313||£12.00|
|#19512 Smith, C.A. COMMON NAMES OF SOUTH AFRICAN PLANTS. Botanical Survey Memoir No. 35. Green gilt boards, 642pp, 8vo, indexed. Owners inscription eps, solid allround with some wear to extremeties, gilt bright. A VG woring copy. Department of Agricultural Technical Services, 1966, Pretoria. |
Botanical Survey Memoir No. 35.
|#19579 Stirton, C.H. PLANT INVADERS. Beautiful But Dangerous. Printed boards, 174pp, small oblong 8vo, illustrated with b&w drawings, maps, colour photos No inscription, binding tight, contents clean, a VG copy in G, bright, protected d/w. Botanical Research Institute. Department Of Agricultural Technical Services. The Department of Nature and Environmental Conservation of the Cape Provincial Administration. Cape Town 1978. ISBN 0798400927|
A Guide To The Identification And Control Of Twenty-Six Plant Invaders Of The Province Of The Cape Of Good Hope.
|#19556 Van Wyk, Piet. FIELD GUIDE TO THE TREES OF THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. Full of information on all species. Over 800 col.photographs. Printed wraps, 272pp, 8vo, indexed. Owners inscrip, VG+ Struik. Cape Town 1984 1st edition. 086977221||£20.00|
|#19542 von Breitenbach, F. SOUTHERN CAPE FORESTS AND TREES. A Guide. Green boards, large 8vo, 328pp, illustrated with b&w drawings, photos, etc. Covered in protective film which is worn and stuck down else VG+. The Government Printer. Pretoria 1974. ISBN 0621005967|
A detailed survey of the forests covering of course the forests per se, the trees forming them, and also looking at the plants & animals inhabiting them including birds, snakes, mammals, ferns, grasses, herbs, shrubs, lianes, & epiphytes. Prepared by the Forestry Department. Includes a tree-list, a leaf-key, as well as detailed descriptions of all species.
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|#19500 Bell W.H., Somerset BYGONE DAYS. Being The Reminiscences Of Pioneer Life In The Cape Colony And The Transvaal, With Some Account Of The Jameson Raid And Its Consequences. Blue gilt boards, 367pp. Owner's inscription, boards bit rubbed and faded, spine ends a bit tatty but gilt bright, some browning and foxing for it's age, contents clean, binding tight. A G+ copy H.F. & G. Witherby, London 1st Edition 1933. |
Signed by the author's daughter fep.
|#19492 Cartwright, A.P. SOUTH AFRICA's HALL OF FAME. Green boards, 248pp, illustrated b&w photos & pen portraits, map. Owners inscription, eps & edges browned, gilt on spine almost gone, corners bent, bottom spine crinkled and crease in middle of spine. Contents very good and binding tight. VG in price clipped d/w with large chip out of top spine and wear to extremeties but bright. In protective cello. CNA, South Africa, no date. |
This is a series of character studies of men and one woman, some living, some dead, who are numbered among the great because they helped to build the South Africa we know today.
|#19487 Cartwright A.P. THE FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN. The Life And Times Of Sir Percy Fitzpatrick. Black gilt boards, 256pp, lge 8vo, illustrated with b&w photos, indexed. Owners inscrip, a Near Fine copy in VG+ in VG protected d/w. Purnell. Cape Town 1972, 2nd imp. ||£55.00|
|#19573 Le Sueur, Gordon. CECIL RHODES. The Man And His Work. Blue gilt boards, 345pp, illustrated with b&w photos, indexed. No inscription, front board corner lightly rubbed, edges rubbed, spine quite badly rubbed but elephant motif and some gilt still visible, chip out of lower spine edge, part of back board rubbed. Eps and edges foxed, tissue guard to photo frontis intact, contents clean. Solid. A G+ copy. John Murray, London 1913. |
The author was one of Rhodes's private and confidential secretaries.
|#19545 Lehmann, Olga. LOOK BEYOND THE WIND. Biography Dr Hans Merensky. Geologist, prospector & pioneer, he discovered the world's greatest deposits of platinum, chrome, and proved the Orange Free State goldfields. Orange boards, 232pp, 8vo, illustrated with 21 b&w photos, indexed. Owners inscrip, eps & edges browned and foxed, sporadic foxing within, spine a little faded, contents good. A Good copy. No d/w. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1st edition. |
Undated. Foreword dated 1955.
|#19606 Lewis, Bernard. CHILD HEROES OF SOUTH AFRICA. From Records And Historical Works From Many Sources, Principally Those By J.H. Malan, Gustav Preller, Eric-Stockenstrom, Eugene Marais, General Seeley (Lord Mottistone) And C.R. Swart. Red printed wraps, 47pp, illustrated with b&w drawings. VG. Unie-Volkspers, Cape Town 1940 |
Illustrated by Joyce Ordbrown. Chapters on Children Of The Great Trek including Peiter Retief, Petrus Bezuidenhout, The Children Of Gert Maritz, Martinus Oosthuizen, Dirk Uys, Helena Lotrie, Rachel De Beer, Japie Greyling.
|#19546 Millin, Sarah Gertrude. RHODES. Black cloth gilt, 389pp, 8vo, photo frontis, 2 maps, indexed. Owners inscrip x 2, front board has few light marks, spine ends creased and faded, corners rubbed, eps & edges fox and browned, internally clean and & tightly bound, a G sound copy. Chatto & Windus, 1st edition, 1933 London. |
Mrs Millin gives us both Rhodes the man and Rhodes the great historical figure and empire-builder.
|#19589 O'Neill, George. ENOUGH FOR SURVIVAL. Red printed wraps, 124pp, 8vo, illustrated with b&w photos, letters rear. Owner's inscription, minor wear to spine edges and corners. A G+ copy. Grocott & Sherry, Grahamstown, 1985. ISBN 0620127775|
To quote Professor F.G. Butler: "If S.A.T.V. want (can afford?) to make a South African war serial, I don't think you need look much further than this: good base camp stuff; excellent Battle of Sidi Rezegh; horrific account of P.O.W. transport being torpedoed; near death in a hospital in Greece; four escapes from P.O.W. camps; recapture; chilling court martial by Germans; life with the partisans in Italy; crowds of clearly sketched characters".
|#19520 Retief, Dr. P.J. DIE RETIEF-FAMILIE IN SUID-AFRICA. Printed wraps, 173pp, illustrated b&w photos No inscription, few spots to spine o/w VG+. Dr P.J. Retief. |
Written in Afrikaans.
|#19593 Reynolds, Reginald. MAHATMA GANDHI. The True Book About. Orange gilt boards, 144pp, illustrated. No inscription, eps and edges lightly foxed, binding tight and square. A VG+ copy in G+ protected d/w. Frederick Muller Ltd, London, 1959. |
Illustrations by N.G. Wilson.
|#19550 Rosenthal, Eric. SOUTH AFRICAN SURNAMES. White cloth boards, 8vo, 262pp. No inscription, offset to feps otherwise a VG+ clean copy. Howard Timmins, Cape Town 1965. |
Part I: South Africa's Commonest Surnames, Part II: Some Famous Surnames In South Africa, Part III: South African Surnames and their Meanings. Bibliography.
|#19484 Wallis, J.P.R. THOMAS BAINES. His Life And Explorations In South Africa, Rhodesia And Australia. 1820-1875. Original brown gilt boards, 235pp, 4to, illustrated b/w dwgs, cold. plates, indexed. Owners inscrip, front and rear pastedowns show signs of sello removal, slight browning to edges o/w a VG+, clean and tight copy in protected d/w. Balkema, new 2nd edition, Cape Town 1976. ISBN 0869610597||£80.00|
|#19572 Yilma, The Princess Asfa. HAILE SELASSIE. EMPEROR OF ETHIOPIA. With A Brief Account Of The History Of Ethiopia, Including The Origins Of The Present Struggle And A Description Of The Country And Its Peoples. Original gilt boards, 305pp, 8vo. illustrated with b&w photos, fold-out map, indexed. Owner's inscription (2) feps, boards solid, square with light wear to spine ends, some browning and foxing throughout, one small tear to map. A VG+ copy.. Sampson Low, Marston & Co, London. 1st edition. ||£38.00|
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|#19603 Glanville, Ernest. THE FOSSICKER. A Romance Of Mashonaland. Grey boards, 331pp, photo frontis with tissue guard, publishers catalogue rear eps. Owner's inscription, eps & edges foxed and sporadic foxing throughout, spine ends have small tears, colourful illustrated front board still bright, spine has slight lean, gilt on spine still good, binding tight but starting in places. A Good working copy. Chatto & Windus, London 1899. A New Edition. |
An early romance of South Africa.
|#19600 Griffiths, Reginald. CHILDREN OF PRIDE. Black boards, 271pp. No inscription, eps lightly browned, o/w square, clean and tight. A VG copy in protected d/w. Jarrolds, London, 1959. |
Set in the Early Cape and Eastern Cape in the late 1840's. With reference to the 1820 Settlers and the Xhosa.
|#19601 Griffiths, Reginald. CHILDREN OF PRIDE. Black boards, 271pp. Owner's inscription, eps browned & fox, not quite square, clean and binding tight. A VG copy in protected d/w with closed tears to top edge, browned. Jarrolds, London, 1959. |
Signed by author. Set in the Early Cape and Eastern Cape in the late 1840's. With reference to the 1820 Settlers and the Xhosa.
|#19551 Hall, Arthur Vine. POEMS OF A SOUTH AFRICAN. The Collected Verse. Blue gilt boards, 227pp, photo frontis. Inscription fep, binding starting between verso and dedication page. A VG clean & sound copy Juta & Co., Cape Town, 10th enlarged war-time edition, 1942. |
In this edition the author bravely tackles thorny subjects as the poor whites, the native problem, racialism, the pathetic incident in Kimberley during the siege and the British concentration camps. Also included is a 103pp pamphlet titled "What Am I To Believe and Other Poems" from the collected verse of A.V. Hall, Longman's Green, 1935, London.
|#19451 Lanham, Peter. BLANKET BOY'S MOON. Based On An Original Story by A.S. Mopeli-Paulus Chieftain of Basutoland. Blue gilt boards, 320pp, 8vo, glossary. No inscription, eps light browning, edges of top board rubbed particularly top spine which is fraying, spine gilt bright. A Good+ sound copy in bright protected d/w with chip out of top spine where board worn. Collins, London 1953. |
The book's theme is the impact of white civilisation on a man from the Royal House of Basutoland. He moves to Johannesburg,is involved in a ritual murder, flees to Durban, later Lourenco Marques....the authors have recreated the simple and dignified idiom of the tribal story-teller. An exciting adventure.
|#19594 Murray, A.A. THE BLANKET. A Novel. Red gilt boards, 192pp. No inscription, edges lightly browned otherwise VG+ in VG protected d/w. Andre Deutsch Ltd, London 1957 |
Set in Basutoland. The author's first novel. A tense dramatic story in which the protaganists happen to be Africans.
|#19489 Racster, Olga. & Grove, Jessica. THE JOURNAL OF DR. JAMES BARRY. Red boards, 183pp, 8vo. No inscription, feps browned, slightly edgeworn otherwise a VG clean copy in bright protected d/w with some chips to edges and spine. Howard Timmins. 1st edition 1932, Cape Town. |
A fictional journal of the life of Dr. James Barry, the military doctor who served at the Cape, and Malta, who was said to have been the grand-daughter of a Scottish earl, whose gender was discovered only on her death in 1865 and so reported to the Horse Guards. Interestingly, the book is dedicated by the authors to Sybil Thorndike for her characterisation of Dr. James Barry.
|#19609 Thesen, Hjalmar. THE CASTLE OF GIANTS. Brown gilt boards, 164pp, sm. 8vo, illustrated with b&w drawings. Owner's inscription & bookshop stamp, edges lightly browned and foxed o/w a VG+ copy in VG protected d/w. Hutchinson Group, Johannesburg 1969. 090958004|
Story of the friendship between the first white men who came to Southern Africa and a primitive young Hottentot hunter.
|#19610 Thesen, Hjalmar. THE ECHOING CLIFFS. Tan gilt boards, 143pp, sm. 8vo, illustrated with b&w drawings. Owner's inscription, eps & edges lightly browned and foxed o/w a VG+ copy in VG protected d/w. Hutchinson Group, Johannesburg 1963. 1st Edition. |
Story of the wanderings of a mighty Hottentot hunter and his bride and the destruction of their tribe. Descriptions of buffalo hunts and fishing expeditions.
|#19597 Chilvers, Hedley A. OUT OF THE CRUCIBLE. Being The Romantic Story Of The Witwatersrand Goldfields; And Of The Great City Which Arose In Their Midst. Brown gilt boards, 273pp, illustrated with b&w drawings, indexed, appendices. Owner's inscription, boards show light wear especially to top and bottom spine, book is not quite square, light foxing throughout, contents VG. A G+ copy. Cassell and Company, London 1930. |
With 16 drawings by William M. Timlin.
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|#19559 Albany Museum. A GUIDE TO THE VERTEBRATE FAUNA OF THE EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE. Part 1. Mammals And Birds. Paper wraps. viii + 256pp + index and addenda. Illus. b/w & cold.plates, dwgs. Inscription top front wrap, couple of marks and creases to wraps, binding tight. VG. Grahamstown 1931. ||£15.00|
|#19598 Dr Austin Roberts. THE BIRDS OF SOUTH AFRICA. Navy gilt boards, 463pp, indexed, gilt ruler to rear board, illustrated with colour plates. Owner's inscription, spine ends carefully repaired with matching cloth, some ink marks to text. Binding tight, some foxing within otherwise a VG copy, no d/w. H.F. Witherby Ltd, London. C.N.A. Johannesburg, Stated 1st edition, (1st issue), 1940. |
Illustrated by Norman C.K. Lighton
|#19558 Godfrey, Robert. BIRD-LORE OF THE EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE. "Bantu Studies" Monograph Series No. 2. Beige boards, green cloth, 134pp, index to original xhosa & zulu names. Owners inscrip, eps & edges fox, corners bumped, some browning to boards, contents clean, binding tight. G+ Witwatersrand University Press, 1941, 1st edition, Johannesburg. ||£12.00|
|#19501 Godfrey, Robert. BIRD-LORE OF THE EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE. "Bantu Studies" Monograph Series No. 2. Beige boards, green cloth, 134pp, index to original xhosa & zulu names. Owners inscrip, eps & edges fox, corners bumped, some browning to boards, contents clean, binding tight. G+ Witwatersrand University Press, 1941, 1st edition, Johannesburg. ||£12.00|
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|#19548 Ames, John. NATIVE COMMISSIONER. A Romance Of The Matabele Rising. Red cloth gilt boards, 8vo., 312pp. Owner's inscription, boards rubbed & faded, spine sunned yet gilt visible, browned overall. Good working copy. George Bell & Sons, London. Colonial edition 1899. ||£20.00|
|#19490 Cary, Robert. THE PIONEER CORPS. Blue gilt boards, 142pp, b/w photos, maps, indexed, biblio. Lg.owners inscription, rear ep excised, boards faded & rubbed, contents fine thus a VG+ copy. Galaxie, 1st edition, Rhodesia, 1975 |
'The National Anthem of Rhodesia' bookmark on fep.
|#19547 Mitchell, The Hon. Sir Lewis. THE LIFE OF THE RT. HON. CECIL JOHN RHODES. 1853-1902. Volume II. Red gilt cloth boards, 342pp, photo frontis with tissue guard indexed. No inscription, 3 spots to front board, eps & uncut edges browned, one small split to cloth bottom spine, binding starting at page 1. A VG copy. Edward Arnold, London 1910. |
Chapters include: Rhodes At Home; Rhodes In Rhodesia; The First Rhodes Ministry, Sessions Of 1891-1892; The Second Rhodes Ministry, Session Of 1893; The Matabele War, And After 1893; A Busy Year 1894; The Gathering Storm 1895; The Raid And Its Results 1896; The Cape Parliament 1896; The Siege Of Kimberley 1899 And the Appendix Which Includes a Copy Of The Will Of The Right Hon. Cecil John Rhodes.
|#19459 Selous, Frederick Courteney. SUNSHINE & STORM IN RHODESIA. Being A Narrative Of Events In Matabeleland Before And During The Recent Native Insurrection Up To The Date Of The Disbandment Of The Bulawayo Field Force Original cream cloth boards with assegai motif to spine and Selous's signature on front board, leopard design feps, 8vo, 290pp, fold-out map of part of Matabililand rear ep and illustrated with numerous b&w photos, drawings, appendices, indexed. Owner's inscription dated 1897, tissue guard to photo frontis intact. Some minor markings to boards and 4 small insect damage holes to spine. Spine ends soft but not torn. Usual internal foxing and browning for it's age but contents clean. Solid. A VG+ desirable copy. Roland Ward & Co. Ltd, London 1896. 1st Editon. ||£450.00|
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|#19549 Oldevig, Margareta. THE SUNNY LAND. Blue boards, 166pp, 8vo, photo frontis, illustrated with 20 b&w photos, maps eps. No inscription, solid, square with some rubbing to extremeties of boards. A VG copy in protected, repaired d/w. Howard B. Timmins, Cape Town, 1944. |
A Story of South West Africa seen through the eyes of the Swedish authoress. Written with simplicity and good humour. Many illustrations showing the tribal, bird, plant, animal and farm lives add extra interest.
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|#19467 Burchell, W.J. TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. 2 Vols. With A New Introduction By A. Gordon-Brown. Orange with quarter leather gilt boards, Vol I. 582pp, Vol II. 648pp, illustrated b/w drawings and engravings, map in brown envelope attached to rear board Vol I., indexed. Owners inscrip, eps & edges lightly fox, sello markings from previous protective plastic, eps rear board Vol I. slightly unhinged, o/w VG+, contents fine. Struik, Facsimile Reprint 1967 Cape Town. |
No. 804 of this facsimile limited edition of 1000.
|#19468 Chapman, James. TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF SOUTH AFRICA. 2 Vols. 1849-1863 Hunting And Trading Journeys. From Natal To Walvis Bay & Visits To Lake Ngami & Victoria Falls. Part 1 & Part 2. Brown cloth gilt, 258pp & 244pp respectively, illustrated b/w photos, dwgs, plates, maps, indexed. Owners inscrip, some foxing to edges o/w near Fine copies in dustwrappers with some fox, browning and wear to top spine. A 1cm chip on front wrap, Part 2. One small chip top edge spine, Part 1. South African Biographical and Historical Series, No. 10. Balkema, Cape Town 1971 ||£200.00|
|#19494 Grogan, E.S. & Sharp, A.H. FROM THE CAPE TO CAIRO. The First Traverse Of Africa From South To North. Red gilt boards, with blindstamped red decoration on front board, 379pp, plates, maps to rear eps. No inscription, some browning and foxing to eps and edges otherwise a clean solid VG+ copy. T. Nelson, no date (c. 1900) |
Dedicated to The Rt. Hon. Cecil John Rhodes.
|#19517 Morton, H.V. IN SEARCH OF SOUTH AFRICA. Yellow gilt boards, 368pp, illustrated b&w photos, maps, indexed. Edges and eps lightly foxed, cnrs curled, boards clean and binding tight. VG in protective cello. Methuen & Co., London 1948. |
Describes a first visit to the Union of South Africa and a journey from Cape Town, through the Cape Province into Natal, Zululand and the two northern provinces of the Free State and the Transvaal. Bibliography.
|#19464 Varian, H.F. SOME AFRICAN MILESTONES. Red boards, 272pp, 8vo, illustrated b/w photos, maps eps, indexed. Owner's inscription, eps and edges fox, spine ends worn, contents clean. A Good working copy George Ronald, 1st edition, Oxford, 1953. |
In the great tradition of pioneering and adventure by a man who spent half-a-century opening up new territories in Africa and who became famous as an engineer in big game circles.
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|#19475 Agar-Hamilton, J.A.I. and Turner, L.C.F. CRISIS IN THE DESERT. May-July 1942 Half-leather over navy gilt boards, x+368pp. Illustrated b/w photos, fold-out maps. OUP bookplate front pastedown, stains on eps, edges some ink spots and some rubbing to top edges of spine. Rear board heavily marked. Contents clean, maps good. No d/w. G+ only but looks excellent on bookshelf. Geoffrey Cumberlege, OUP 1952. |
Inscribed & signed by author and collaborators. Scarce thus.
|#19476 Agar-Hamilton, J.A.I. and Turner, L.C.F. CRISIS IN THE DESERT. May-July 1942 Navy gilt boards, x+368pp, illustrated with b/w photos, indexed, maps, fold-out maps. No inscrip. Boards have severe insect attack. Loss to cloth on spine. Contents good, maps good with light sporadic foxing. A sound reading copy. Geoffrey Cumberlege, OUP 1952. |
Good for rebind.
|#19455 Austin, A.B. THE BIRTH OF AN ARMY. Green boards, 160pp, 8vo, illustrated b&w photos, map fep. Eps & edges slightly browned else VG in bright, clean protected d/w with browned spine and few chips to head of spine. Victor Gollancz, London 1943. |
The story of the Tunisian campaign: of the building, in six months, of the Aied army, of the mistakes that were made, the lessons that were learned - and of the triumphs that followed.
|#19583 Bernstein, B.L. THE TIDE TURNED AT ALAMEIN. Impressions Of The Desert War With The South African Division And the Eighth Army, June, 1941-January, 1943. Brown boards, 144pp, illustrated with numerous b&w photos, maps eps. No inscription, edges and eps lightly browned and foxed otherwise a VG copy, in a bright, clean protected d/w with some wear to spine ends. C.N.A., South Africa. ||£27.00|
|#19528 Childers, Erskine. IN THE RANKS OF THE C.I.V. A Narrative And Diary Of Personal Experiences With The C.I.V. Battery (Honourable Artillery Company) In South Africa. Red boards, uncut pages, 301pp, photo frontis. Boards damaged, contents good and binding tight. Suggest rebind. Smith, Elder & Co. London 1900. 1st edition ||£35.00|
|#19521 De Wet, Christiaan Rudolf. THREE YEARS WAR. (October 1899-June 1902) Red boards, fold-out map, indexed. Gift inscription, spine ends soft with wear but no tears, one light cup ring on front board and one small crease to top corner of front board, one small split to edge of back board, corners curled, eps & edges fox otherwise a G+ clean, solid copy. Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd, Westminster 1902 ||£20.00|
|#19592 Gluckstein, S.M. QUEEN OR PRESIDENT? An Indictment Of Paul Kruger. Original brown boards, black blindstamped front board, photo frontis, 178pp + 19pp of publisher's catalogue. Owner's inscription, eps and edges foxed, binding tight, boards clean. VG+. Grant Richards, London, 1900. 1st edition. |
Photo frontis by Vanity Fair.
|#19445 Liddell-Hart, B.H. STRATEGY The Indirect Approach. Black gilt boards, 420pp, 8vo, maps, indexed. Inscription, boards clean and solid. Front pastedown has stain to bottom edge, eps foxed and browned, one small ink spot to bottom edge of pages 274-283, otherwise G+, in protected worn d/w. Faber 1945. |
Note to owner Colonel J.A.I. Agar-Hamilton from author on fep and a loose personal letter to Agar-Hamilton.
|#19586 Liddell-Hart, B.H. THE ROMMEL PAPERS Red cloth, 545pp, 8vo, illustrated with numerous b&w photos & maps, sketches & fold-out maps. Owner's inscription, lower part of boards show dampwear, eps browned from previous d/w, binding tight, contents and maps clean. A Fair copy. Collins, St. James's Place, London 1953. |
In 5 parts: France 1940, The War In Africa-First Year, The War In Africa-Second Year, Italy and Invasion. The book contains a mass of material which Rommel left behind him on his death and which his family succeeded in preserving in the face of many hazards, not only from the Gestapo who naturally preferred that Rommel should leave no papers, but from the invading Allies, who showed an equally natural interest in them. Added are the letters Rommel wrote daily to his wife.
|#19522 Liebbrandt, H.C.V. SLACHTERS NEK. The Rebellion Of 1815 Generally Known As Slachters Nek. Contemporary three-quarter leather, gilt title on spine with 5 bands, gilt panels, over red cloth boards, marbled endpapers. teg. 979pp, fold-out map rear. No inscription, corners and edges bit worn, one stain and some markings but solid, contents clean. A VG copy J.C. Juta & Co. Cape Town 1902. |
A complete collection of all the papers connected with the trial of the accused with many important annexures. Large canvas fold-out coloured map at rear of the Eastern Frontier of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope (and part of Kaffirland) dated 1948 by John Arrowsmith. In excellent condition.
|#19491 MacDonald, Donald. HOW WE KEPT THE FLAG FLYING. The Siege Of Ladysmith Through Australian Eyes. Original blue gilt boards with flag, 303pp, illustrated with b&w photos, plates, adverts rear eps. Inscription of original owner dated 1901, eps and edges quite foxed and sporadic foxing internally but plates unmarked. Tight binding, square, gilt bright. A VG+ bright copy. Ward Lock & Co. Ltd, New York 1900. ||£40.00|
|#19498 Martin, A.C. Lieut-Colonel. THE DURBAN LIGHT INFANTRY. VOLS I & II. The History Of The Durban Light Infantry Incorporating That Of The Sixth South African Infantry 1915-1917. Blue leather boards with silver gilt. Vol.I, 368pp, illustrated with photos, indexed. Vol.II, 489pp, illustrated with photos, maps, indexed. Light browning to edges and eps otherwise excellent clean copies inside their protected dustwrappers, (tatty with loss to edges etc). Hayne & Gibson Limited, Durban 1969. |
Signed by author. Deluxe edition limited to 250 copies of which these are No. 19. Presentation copy with compliment slip to Colonel J.A.I. Agar-Hamilton (author of Crisis in The Desert) from author as well as 4 page letter.
|#19524 Mitford, Bertram. POEMS BY BERTRAM MITFORD. Black gilt boards, 12mo, 78pp Owner's inscription, gilt to front board bright, boards a little rubbed around edges and a few insect holes to bottom rear board and one small hole on front board. Marbled endpapers starting at ends otherwise binding tight, eps and edges have normal foxing and browning for it's age. Unusually good for it's age. Bertram Mitford, London 1881. |
Comprises poems on matters military as follows: The Battle of Isandhlwana, The Defence of Rorke's Drift, The Battle of Ulundi, The Death Of Louis Napoleon (Prince Imperial Of France), Gabusa's Promise. Unusual item.
|#19603 O'Connor, J.K. THE AFRIKANDER REBELLION. South Africa Today. Printed wraps, 115pp, 8vo. No inscription, wraps sellotaped across spine (50% loss), contents clean. A reading copy. Allen & Unwin/Maskew Miller, Cape Town, 1st Edition 1915. |
German involvement with dissident Afrikaners during WW2.
|#19611 Reitz, Deneys. COMMANDO. A Boer Journal Of The Boer War. Green cloth boards, 321pp, indexed. Owner's inscription, front board warped, crease to spine, eps foxed, binding tight, boards and contents clean. G+. Faber & Faber, London. ||£12.00|
|#19608 Schmidt, H.W. WITH ROMMEL IN THE DESERT. Owner's inscription, printed wraps, 287pp, illustrated with b&w photos Wraps rubbed along edges. Front & rear wraps starting, contents clean. A Good working copy. Albatross Publishing, Durban, 1950. |
The author was Rommel's South-African born A.D.C.
|#19474 Steevens, G.W. FROM CAPETOWN TO LADYSMITH. An Unfinished Record Of The South African War. Original brown cloth boards, 179pp + 32pp catalogue of books of Messrs. Blackwood & Sons, 8vo, illustrated with 2 maps. Owner's inscription, boards unmarked, gilt bright, uncut edges and eps foxed and browned. Sporadic foxing within. Square and tight. A VG+ copy. . Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1900. ||£30.00|
|#19605 Strathern, R.F. LEST I FORGET. Record Of A Tour Through Northern Africa, And Part Of The Middle East. Red boards, 120pp, illustrated with b&w photos. Author's inscription, boards lightly worn around edges and spine ends, eps browned, one closed tear to ep, contents VG, binding tight. A VG copy in tatty protected d/w. S.A. Church Publications, Durban 1947. |
Signed by author.
|#19568 Trew, Lt-Col.H.F. BOTHA TREKS. An account of General Louis Botha's campaign in German South West Africa in the First World War. Linen cloth boards, 190pp, photo frontis, maps eps. Owners inscrip, eps, edges and some other pages lightly fox, binding tight. A VG copy. Blackie & Son, 1st edition 1936, London. ||£35.00|
|#19477 Turner, L.C.F., Gordon-Cumming, H.R. & Betzler, J.E. WAR IN THE SOUTHERN OCEANS. 1939-45 Navy gilt boards, large 8vo, 288pp, illustrated with b&w photos, maps, fold-out maps, indexed. Boards slightly cocked and edges lightly browned. Clean, tight and VG. OUP, Cape Town 1961. Bibliography. |
Signed J.A.I. Agar-Hamilton, Rhodes University, 1961.
|#19473 Young, P.J. BOOT AND SADDLE. A Narrative Record Of The Cape Regiment, The British Cape Mounted Rifleman, The Frontier Armed Mounted Police, And The Colonial Cape Mounted Rifleman. Gilt on black boards, 193pp. illustrated b/w photos, map. 8vo. indexed. Owners inscrip. Browned as usual with some foxing. Edges of boards bit rubbed, corners bit curled otherwise VG. Maskew Miller. Cape Town nd. c.1955. 1st edition. |
The title of this valuable contribution to the annals of South African life and history denotes the dynamic nature of its contents. As a member of the famous unit, the author came into close contact with European and African life and character, lonely frontier farmers and traders, internecine strife, depredations and evils and oppressions of witchcraft on and beyond a wild and restless frontier.
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|#19508 Aflalo, F.G. (Ed.) THE SPORTSMAN'S BOOK FOR INDIA. With Contributions By Lieut-Gen. Sir Montagu Gilbert Gerard, K.C.S.I., C.B.; Gen. A.A.A. Kinloch, C.B.; Lieut.-Col.P.R. Bairnsfather; Major C.H. Clay; Major Neville Taylor; Capt. A.G. Arbuth-Not; W. Burke (Editor Of The Indian Field); F.O. Gadsden; And Harry Stokes. Green gilt boards with tiger motif on front board and hunting equipment motif on spine, 567pp, indexed, illustrated with photographs and maps. No inscription, spine and rear board quite rubbed but gilt and motif on spine visible. Front board unrubbed, corners curled, bottom and side pages uncut, edges foxed but contents VG with some sporadic foxing. Horace Marshall & Son, London 1904. |
Part I. Shooting. The Tiger, Panther and Bear, Indian Rhinoceros Shooting, Bison Shooting, Himalayan Shooting, Kashmir Shooting, the Deer and Antelope of the Indian Plains, Small Game Shooting. Part II. Fishing. Chiefly about the Mahseer, Where to go for fishing in India, Communications from correspondents, Sea Fishing. Part III. Sports And Games With Horses. Pig-Sticking, Polo, Hunting, Racing and Steeple-Chasing, Paper-Chasing. Part IV. Some Minor Sports And Games. Hockey, Tennis, Gymkanas, Cheetah Hunting.
|#19507 Cooper, Reginald Davey HUNTING AND HUNTED IN THE BELGIAN CONGO. Red boards with warthog on front board, 263pp, illustrated with b&w photos and sketch-map Bookplate fep, boards and spine rubbed, gilt on spine just visible, eps and edges browned and fox, uncut page edges, binding tight and contents VG Smith, Elder & Co., London 1914 ||£70.00|
|#19554 Marksman. THE DEAD SHOT. Or Sportsman's Complete Guide; Being A Treatise On The Use Of The Gun, With Rudimentary And Finishing Lessons In The Art Of Shooting Game Of All Kinds; Pigeon-Shooting, Dog-Breaking, Etc. Rebound three-quarter cloth over marbled boards, small 8vo, 229pp, illustrated with b&w drawings. Large inscription fep, inner hinges cracked but binding tight, corners curled, eps and uncut edges browned, contents a little soiled. Longman Green, London 1861, Second Edition. |
|#19509 Mosse, A.H.E., Captain. MY SOMALI BOOK. A Record Of Two Shooting Trips. Original blue gilt cloth, 314pp, illustrated with b&w photos and drawings, indexed. No inscription, boards and spine show extreme insect damage without loss to gilt. Usual foxing and browning for age, binding tight and contents VG. No d/w. Sampson Low, Marston & Company Ltd, London 1913. |
Covering lions of the area and elephant and plains game and a chapter on rifles suitable for the area. Sketches by Lieut. D.D. Haskard. Introduction by Col. H.G.C. Swayne, author of "Seventeen Trips in Somaliland".
|#19505 Prance, Edith L. THREE WEEKS IN WONDERLAND. The Kruger National Park. To All True Lovers Of South Africa. Original thick card brown paper boards, ovoid picture window, 87pp, illustrated with b&w photos. No. inscription. The binding is still intact but shows splitting apart inside the front board and on pages 76/77, light sporadic foxing throughout o/w VG Juta & Co. Ltd. ||£20.00|
|#19504 Yates, C.A. THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK Tales Of Life Within Its Borders. Blue gilt boards, 213pp. illustrated with b&w photos. St. Andrew's prep bookplate front pastedown, 8 varied Kruger National Park stamps attached to fep. Boards show wear, contents good. A good working copy. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1st edition 1935. ||£15.00|
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