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Catalogue of books about Africa Q219 30th August 2012
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|#21639 Doucakis, Alkis. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GANDHI. An Illustrated History Of Johannesburg's Linksfield Ridge And Environs. Blue cloth boards. 80pp illustrated colour & b/w photos. large oblong 4to. Bookplate. a Fine copy in matching dustwrapper with secured protective film. Colours 2008 reprint. Limited edition of 200 copies. isbn 9780620390163|
A review of the history, institutions, architecture, of the area. The area and many of the houses were the brainchild of Hermann Kallenbach, friend of Mahatma . Foreword by Dr Isa Sarid. Extensive notes. Only 500 copies printed in total.
|#21658 Preston, Ken. (Affinity Publishing) JOBURG! The Passion Behind A City. Volume 1 - 2006. Black cloth boards. 408pp illustrated large 4to. Bookplate to title page else a Fine unmarked copy in protected dustwrapper. Affinity Publishing. 2006. isbn 9780958442077|
Major promotional publication featuring all locations and activities in and around Johannesburg.
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|#21623 Smith, H.H. (Comp). AFRICAN COURT CALENDAR FOR 1801. Printed At The Government Press. Red cloth boards. 62pp small 8vo. Small ownership inscription else a clean VG copy. South African Library. Cape Almanac Series 1. Cape Town 1970.|
This is the first of the Cape Almanacs. Described as "Printed", no printed copy is extant and this is a facsimile reprint of a hand-written example.
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|#21616 Crampton, Hazel. THE SUNBURNT QUEEN. A True Story. 375pp large-format softcover with foldin edges to wraps No inscriptions. a Fine unmarked copy. Jacana. Johannesburg 2004 1st edition. isbn 9781919931920|
Many castaways landed on the treacherous Wild Coast in the early days of sail. Author tells how they were absorbed into the local population and their influence on the history of those days. In particular a 7-year old girl became a royal Great Wife and founded a dynasty that extends into many of Xhosa royal families.
|#21555 Grahamstown Foundation. 1820 SETTLERS NATIONAL MONUMENT RE-DEDICATION CEREMONY Thursday 16 May 1996. Guest Of Honour President Nelson Mandela. Official programme on folded card. A4. Fine condition. Grahamstown Foundation 1996.|
The re-dedication occurred 2 years after the fire of 1994 destroyed large parts of the monument. Contains brief history, Order of Proceedings, list of those involved.
|#21636 Holleman, Helen. & Paterson, Lynette. GRAHAM'S TOWN. The Untold Story. 55pp stapled with printed wraps. illustrated. map in pocket at rear. VG+ condition. Black Sash 2002. isbn 0620294914|
A Social History & Guided Tour.
|#21608 Peires, Jeff. THE DEAD WILL ARISE. Nongqawuse And The Great Xhosa Cattle-Killing Movement Of 1856-7. Large format softcover. 463pp illustrated b/w plates. indexed. Owners inscription ffep, a VG+ copy. Jonathan Ball. Jeppestown 2003. isbn 1868421589|
In 1856, acting on a prophecy, the Xhosa slaughtered their cattle and ceased to plant crop in the belief that these actions would lead to the resurrection of their ancestors and an era of idyllic prosperity. Inevitably the blame for the disaster and its aftermath when thousands died is laid at the feet of Sir George Gray, then Governor of the Cape. This revised edition includes an extensive afterword by the Author.
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|#21632 Smail, J.L. WITH SHIELD AND ASSEGAI. Blue imitation leather boards. 172pp illustrated b/w photos. maps. 4to. Bookplate. overall VG condition in worn d/w (rubbed, chipped, marked, minor tears only, no loss). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1969.|
An illustrated historical guide to Natal. sections on Zulu military monarchy, the voortrekkers, forts, bibliography. Zulu names of rivers, lakes, mountains,
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|#21625 Bryce, James. IMPRESSIONS OF SOUTH AFRICA. Red cloth boards. 492pp. 3 foldout maps at rear. 8vo. Generally a clean sound copy in not quite VG condition. Macmillan. London 198. 3rd edition revised throughout with a new prefatory chapter and with the Transvaal Convention Of 1881 & 1884.|
In 1885 the author travelled across South Africa from Cape Town to Fort Salisbury in Mashonaland passing through Bechuanaland and Matabeleland and by steamer from Beira to Delagoa Bay. Thence through Natal, Transvaal, Orange Free State, Basutoland, and the Eastern Province of the Cape Colony. He records impressions social, economic, & political.
|#21664 Gordon, Ruth E. & Talbot, Clive J. FROM DIAS TO VORSTER. Source Material On South African History 1488-1975. Printed boards. 464pp 8vo. Bookplate ffep. A VG+ copy in secured protective wrap. Nasou 1983. isbn 0625013875|
Supplies a select anthology of material covering the period for the use of students. Estimated at around 300 different items.
|#21668 Hawthorne, Peter. & Bristow, Barry. HISTORIC SCHOOLS OF SOUTH AFRICA. An Ethos Of Excellence. Terracotta cloth boards. 241pp illustrated colour & b/w. large 4to in slipcase. Except still lightly visible but erased pencil annots on contents page, a Fine copy with matching dustwrapper and slipcase. really all near new. Pachyderm Press. Cape Town 1993. isbn 9780958324731||£40.00|
|#21627 Nathan, Manfred. THE VOORTREKKERS OF SOUTH AFRICA. From The Earliest Times To The Foundation Of The Republics. Green cloth boards. 427pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Neat ownership inscription else a VG+ copy. very clean & attractive. Central News Agency / Gordon & Gotch. 1937.|
The most detailed of the works on the issue of the voortrekkers and the great trek.
|#21533 Peacock, M.A. (Ed). SOME FAMOUS SCHOOLS IN SOUTH AFRICA. Volume 1. English Medium Boys' Schools. Blue cloth boards. 279pp illustrated b/w. 4to. Bookplate ffep else a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, reinforced along top edge, no chips, loss, or tears). Longman South Africa 1972 1st edition. isbn 0582641268|
Covers the following schools. Christian Brothers"" College, Kimberley. Dale College, King William""s Town. The Diocesan College, Cape Town. Durban High School. Graeme College, Grahamstown. Hilton College, Natal. Kimberley Boys"" High. King Edward VII, Johannesburg. Kingswood College, Grahamstown. Maritzburg College, Pietermaritzburg. Muir College, Uitenhage. High School for Boys, Potchefstroom. Queen""s College, Queenstown. Rondebosch Boy""s High, Cape Town. St Andrew""s College, Grahamstown. St George""s Grammar School, Cape Town. Selborne College, East London. South African College School, Cape Town.
|#21540 Theal, George McCall. HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA. The Republics And Native Territories From 1854 To 1872. Red cloth boards teg. xv + 448pp illustrated foldout map. Boards especially spine faded. hinges cracked, wear at head & tail of spine. eps foxed. a clean sound reading copy. Swann Sonnenschein. London 1889.|
Contains chapters 1 through 14 inclusive.
|#21665 Thompson, Leonard. A HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA. Blue cloth boards. 288pp illustrated b/w 8vo. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in matching dustwrapper. Radix (Random Century) Johannesburg nd. (originally Yale University Press 1990). isbn 9780947024352|
A revisionist text by respected Yale academic, also consistently praised for its readable literary style.
|#21669 Van Niekerk, J.P. (Ed P.C. Langenhoven). THE LAW SOCIETY OF THE TRANSVAAL CENTENARY 1892-1992. Printed boards. 95pp illustrated A4. No inscription. light wear, boards not flat at present, still a VG copy. Trasnsvaal Law Society 1992.|
Bilingual text, English & Afrikaans. A history of the attorney profession in the Transvaal.
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|#21593 Binns, C.T. THE WARRIOR PEOPLE. Zulu Origins, Customs And Witchcraft. Yellow cloth boards, 283pp, illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. No inscriptions. conservatively VG condition in VG dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears). Howard Timmins, Cape Town 1974. isbn 0869780948|
Contains unique historical facts gained during hundreds of miles of walking to visit out of the way kraals as well as authentic and unique information regarding the witch-doctors.
|#21612 Miller, Penny. (Ed. Rosemund Handler) MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Gilt on green cloth boards. 311pp illustrated Folio. No inscriptions. VG+ condition in G-VG dustwrapper (wear & tear around head of spine with tear at top of rear spine fold, but no other major loss or tears). T.V. Bulpin. Cape Town 1979 stated first edition. isbn 0949956163|
Greatest Southern African collection of myths, legends, ghost stories, and the like - ever. Lovely illustrations by Author.
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|#21538 De Bosdari, C. & Fransen, Hans. CAPE DUTCH HOUSES AND FARMS Their Architecture And History Together With A Note On The Role Of Cecil John Rhodes In Their Preservation. Printed wraps. 209pp inc. 122pp text, 12 maps, 101 b/w plates, diagrams and drawings. 8vo. Inscription ffep. boards very spotted, bowed. contents excellent so a good reading copy. no d/w. Cape Town 1953 1st edition.|
Despite its age this work is still a standard reference on the subject.
|#21553 Fransen, Hans. (Comp). THE FLEMISH CONTRIBUTION. (Die Vlaamse Bedrae). 8 September - 20 November 1997. Printed red glossy wraps. 35pp illustrated. VG+ condition. Michaelis Collection, Cape Town 1997. isbn 062021956|
Exhibition catalogue of Flemish works held by the Michaelis Collection and the South African National Gallery.
|#21552 Metz, Gordon. ART AGAINST APARTHEID. Official Opening Of The Exhibition By Artists Of The World Against Apartheid, South African Parliament February 8th 1996. Printed wraps. 12pp illustrated colour square 4to. VG+ condition, Public Education Department. Parliament of South Africa 1996.||£15.00|
|#21550 Smuts, Helene. MARC CHAGALL. The Light Of Origins. Printed card wraps. 18pp oblong exhibition catalogue. Fine unmarked condition. as new. The Artist's Press. Johannesburg 2000. isbn 0620266155|
An educational resource for children & parents, learners and teachers. Illustrations of, paintings, works on paper, lithographs, tapestries, with text.
|#21554 Van den Berg, Clive. (Sasol). KKNK Catalogue 2002. Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees catalogue. Printed card wraps. 72pp illustrated colour. square 4to. A Fine unmarked copy. KKNK 2002.|
Sasol is the principle sponsor to the visual arts at the KKNK. Bilingual text.
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|#21605 Eggeling, William J. (Revised Ivan R. Dale). THE INDIGENOUS TREES OF THE UGANDA PROTECTORATE. Blue cloth boards. 491pp illustrated colour & b/w plates, drawings. 8vo. Neat ownership inscription. insect attack along the very edges only, a very clean and sound copy in d/w (spine darkened & stained). excellent contents. Government Printer, Entebbe. 2nd revised & enlarged edition 1951.|
Illustrated by Joy Adamson.
|#21529 Goldblatt, Peter. & Eloff, J.N. THE MORAEAS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Annals of Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens Volume 14. A Systematic Monograph Of The Genus In Southern Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Transkei, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Watercolours by Fay Anderson, and line drawings by Margo L. Branch & James Klein. Blue cloth boards. 224pp. folio indexed. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in d/w (tanned but no chips, loss, or tears). National Botanic Gardens / Missouri Botanical Garden. Cape Town (1986). isbn 0620099747||£30.00|
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|#21542 Bannister, Roger. (Ed). PROSPECT. The Schweppes Book Of The New Generation. Olive cloth boards. 248pp illustrated b/w 8vo. Large tippexed-out inscription f.pastedown hence VG only in bright d/w (one repaired tear, but no loss). a clean attractive copy. Hutchinson. London 1962.|
Selected contributors from varied fields of endeavor tell their stories. Of interest in the African field are: Ken Paton "A Year In The Kalahari". Michael Crowder "New Nigerian Artists And Writers". William E. Abraham "Creators Of Literature In Africa". Shirley Williams "Africa - Young Man""s Continent". Eunice Posnansky "A Mind Unfolding In Uganda". Excellent photographic features.
|#21530 Bulpin, T.V. (Ill. C.T. Astley Maberly). THE IVORY TRAIL. Brown spine over light cloth boards. 235pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to half-title else a Fine unread copy in protected dustwrapper. actually as new. Southern. Johannesburg 1988. isbn 9781868121731|
The story of ivory poacher "Bvekenya" (S.C. Barnard) as told to the author. Taking place around early in the 20thC the story takes place in Rhodesia, Mozambique, & the far north and east of the Transvaal.
|#21582 Child, Daphne. (Ed). (Sidney Turner). PORTRAIT OF A PIONEER. The Letters Of Sydney Turner From South Africa 1864-1901. Blue cloth boards. 144pp illustrated 8vo. VG condition in dustwrapper (chipped around head of spine else no loss or tears). Methuen. Johannesburg 1980 1st edition. isbn 0869540955|
Turner emigrated to South Africa in 1864 and had a varied career as storekeeper, transport rider, diamond-digger, captain and manager of a small shipping company. He is best remembered as the first person to salvage coin and cannons from the wreck of the Grosvenor
|#21673 Cook, Susan Winters. NOZUKOS STORY. A Story Of An African Family. 152pp illustrated oblong softcover 4to. A Mint copy. Technoshare 2012. isbn 9781450798884|
Signed by author. Photojournalist story of young South African child with HIV/AIDS and her fight against the enemy over more than 12 years. Evocative pictures by American photojournalist living in the Eastern Cape. Additional unsigned copies available on request at the same price. Note. this is a second printing on superior gloss paper with very good reproduction of the photographs.
|#21629 Geyser, O.JAN SMUTS And His International Contemporaries. Large-format softcover 256pp. Ownership inscription ffep else a VG+ copy. Covos Day 2001. isbn 9781919874104||£10.00|
|#21556 Harper-Ronald, Jake. (As told to Gregg Budd). SUNDAY, BLOODY SUNDAY. A Soldiers War In Northern Ireland, Rhodesia, Mozambique And Iraq. Large format paperback. 376pp illustrated b/w plated. Bookplate else a Fine unread copy in protective wrap. Galago 2009. isbn 9781919854359|
Biography of a professional soldier. Covers time spent in the Selous Scouts and with anti-Renamo units in Mozambique.
|#21541 Randell, George. (Illus. Dorothy Randell). GENTLEMEN OF THE LAW. An Account Of Some Of The Legal Firms And Practitioners Of The Eastern Cape. Printed green wraps. xi + 196pp p/b. illustrated b/w photos. drawings. 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy. Lovedale Press. Alice 1982 1st edition.|
Full of amusing anecdotes, the Author covers the area topographically, giving biographies of leading legal personalities in Grahamstown and other Eastern Cape towns.
|#21545 Rotberg, Robert I. & Shore, Miles F. THE FOUNDER. Cecil Rhodes And The Pursuit Of Power. Brown cloth boards. 800pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Bookplate ffep. eps tanned elsa a Fine unread copy in unmarked protected dustwrapper. Southern. Johannesburg 1988 1st edition thus. same as Oxford isbn 0195049683 . isbn 9781868121502|
Claims to be the 'definitive' biography of Cecil John Rhodes. With innumerable biographies of the man from hagiographic to downright condemnatory, none 'authorised' and with no autobiography, we are to believe from the dustjacket that this takes a balanced approach. Certainly the final chapter illustrates an assessment of his life as someone as other than the complete demon that many would have him.
|#21583 Stuart, James. and Malcolm, D. McK. (Eds). THE DIARY OF HENRY FRANCIS FYNN. Compiled From Original Sources And Edited by... Green cloth boards. xvi + 341pp. illustrated. b/w plates, 3 foldout maps at rear. 8vo. Owners inscription & bookplate ffep. spine darkened & worn at tail, but a sound clean copy with excellent contents, no d/w. Shuter & Shooter. Pietermaritzburg 1950 1st edition.|
Limited edition, No.1314 of 1700. Covers the period 1824-1836 and is the story of the first known white settler in Natal, providing the earliest record extant of life in the then colony.
|#21595 Stuart, James. and Malcolm, D. McK. (Eds). THE DIARY OF HENRY FRANCIS FYNN. Compiled From Original Sources And Edited by... Printed wraps. 341pp illustrated b/w. 3 foldout maps at rear. No inscriptions. light wear at joints else a VG+ copy with unmarked contents. Shuter & Shooter Pietermaritzburg 1986. isbn 9780869859049|
Covers the period 1824-1836 and is the story of the first known white settler in Natal, providing the earliest record extant of life in the then colony.
|#21443 Thomas, Antony. RHODES. Printed wraps. 368pp. Large paperback format. Bookplate to ffep. a Fine copy in secured protective wrap. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 1996. isbn 9781868420353||£12.00|
|#21600 Wylie, Dan. MYTH OF IRON. Shaka In History. Printed boards. 615pp illustrated maps. indexed. A Fine unread copy. University KZN Press. Scottsville 2006. isbn 9781859140472|
An in-depth study detailing available evidence including Zulu oral testimonies that reveal a different Shaka to the stereotyped myths of a blood-thirsty tyrant. Utilising oral history and reading between the lines in the sketchy records available, Dan Wylie has pieced together a more likely picture of this giant in South African history from his 20 years of historical research.
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|#21602 Adamson, George. BWANA GAME. The Life Story Of George Adamson. Brown cloth boards. 320pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. a genuinely clean and attractive VG copy in matching dustwrapper (only fault is slight wear at head of spine) Collins Harvill. London 1968 1st edition.|
Authors role in Kenyan wildlife is well known, particularly his close relationship with lions and his penchant for returning animals to the wild. This biography however covers his life over a much greater period commencing with his childhood in India.
|#21613 Curtis, Arnold. (Ed). (Intro. Elspeth Huxley). MEMORIES FROM KENYA. Stories From The Pioneers. Blue cloth boards. 160pp illustrated monochrome textual illustrations and coloured plates. 4to. No inscription but bookseller price tag top right on ffep. small ding lower edge of rear board else a near Fine copy. contents are immaculate. also a Fine dustwrapper. Evans Brothers. Nairobi 1986 1st edition. isbn 9780237509194|
Original stories from books, unpublished documents including letters & diaries, provided by the East Africa Womens League. Arranged topographically.
|#21599 Fey, Venn & Beth. WIDE HORIZON. Tales Of A Kenya That Has Passed Into History. Deep maroon cloth boards. 103pp illustrated scraper board. 4to. Small neat ownership inscription ffep else a Fine copy in VG++ dustwapper (tanned internally, some small closed tears along top edge, else an exceptionally clean bright copy). Vantage Press. NY 1982. isbn 533052211|
Author tells of his experiences of the Kenya african wilderness and of its wildlife.
|#21614 Huxley, Elspeth. NINE FACES OF KENYA. An Anthology. 451pp softcover. No inscriptions. a very clean nice VG copy (bottom corners lightly bumped only). Harvill 1991. isbn 9780002721738|
Arranged under the headings of exploration, travel, settlers, wars, environment, wildlife, hunting, lifestyles, legend & poetry, this comprises a huge selection of contemporary writings from many authors.
|#21615 Huxley, Elspeth. WHITE MANS COUNTRY. Lord Delamere And The Making Of Kenya. 2 volumes. 1914-1931, & 1870-1914. 315pp & 333pp paperbacks. No inscriptions. Fine unread copies. Chatto & Windus for Westlands Sundries, Nairobi. 1980 1st edition thus. isbn 0701108347|
Not merely a biography of Lord Delamere, but so wide in scope as also to be a history of Kenya
|#1146 Sanderson, Meredith. & Bithrey, W.B. AN INTRODUCTION TO CHINYANJA. Blue cloth boards. 102pp 8vo. Front hinge starting, a sound study copy, not attractive. Government Printing Office. Zomba, Nyasaland. 1925.|
Written for new settlers in Nyasaland to provide a start in Chinyanja covering pronunciation, grammar, and exercises.
|#21652 Trzebinski, Errol. THE KENYA PIONEERS. 240pp illustrated paperback. Gift inscription opposite title page else a VG+ copy. Mandarin 1985. isbn 9780749307424|
The Boedekkers, the Wallaces, & the MacQueens, were the first pioneers in the heart of British East Africa. There were no roads or rail so they trekked through hundreds of miles of wilderness to live their dreams. "Why should I retire to England? In this country I am somebody: in England I would only be a number on a door".
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|#21590 Kaschula, Russell H. THE BONES OF THE ANCESTORS ARE SHAKING. Xhosa Oral Poetry In Context. 304pp paperback. A Fine unmarked copy. Juta 2002. isbn 9780702152078|
Nice gift inscription from Author. Presents new oral material previously unavailable ranging from 19thC examples to late 20thC praise poetry.
|#21548 MacKenzie, Craig. BESSIE HEAD. An Introduction. Printed white wraps. 52pp. A Fine copy. National English Literary Museum. NELM Introductions Series Number One. isbn 0620137673||£8.00|
|#21537 McClure, James. SNAKE. Red cloth boards. 189pp 8vo. No inscription. surface marks to pastdowns from sello removal. VG condition in bright VG+ clipped dustwrapper. Victor Gollancz, London 1975. 1st Edition. isbn 0575020547|
The fourth Kramer & Zondi detective story. Set in South Africa, a stripper is found dead with a python around her neck!
|#21678 Mphahlele, Ezekiel. VOICES IN THE WHIRLWIND And Other Essays. 215pp paperback. VG condition. Hill & Wang. New York (1972). isbn 0809013614|
Inscribed by Author on fep thus: "With all good wishes". Also signed by owner, author Jeff Opland, 20 March 1975.
|#21680 Opland, Geoff. (Ed). WORDS THAT CIRCLE WORDS. A Choice Of South African Oral Poetry. Printed wraps. 328pp. An Fine unread copy, Donker. Parklands 1992. isbn 9780868521879|
Signed by author on title page. Material produced by popular singers and poets, all of the material here having been performed without recourse to writing. Older material is arranged systematically, newer material by performer.
|#21679 Opland, Jeff. XHOSA POETS AND POETRY. 365pp softcover. A Fine unread copy (except for mark to edge of front wrap, as new). David Philip. Cape Town 1998. isbn 9780864864208|
Signed by Author on title page. Establishes the background of the Xhosa poetic re-emergence. Many examples of both written and oral poetry with translations into English.
|#21521 Schreiner, Olive. DREAMS. Gilt dec. blue cloth boards. 182pp sm.8vo. No inscriptions. edges & eps foxed. boards heavily spotted, spine faded and tanned. a Good clean copy but not attractive. Fisher Unwin. 1905.||£25.00|
|#21618 van der Post, Laurens. IN A PROVINCE. 253pp softcover. No inscription. a conservative VG condition, very clean and attractive. Penguin 1984. isbn 9780140068429|
Authors first novel.
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|#16034 Allen, Vida. (Ed). EARLY KIMBERLEY: A PHOTOGRAPHIC SOUVENIR. Green vynide boards. 151pp illustrated b/w photos. oblong 4to. Bookplate ffep, covering plastic secured boards else Fine in d/w. Kimberley Series No.6. Historical Society Of Kimberley And The Northern Cape. 1994 revised edition. isbn 0620186712|
Signed by Author on title page. Large selection of early photographs from 1870 onwards.
|#16033 Babe, Jerome L. THE SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND FIELDS. Gilt dec. on blue cloth boards. Preface + viii + 105pp + 14pp advts. + index. foldout map. sm.8vo. Bookplate ffep. covering plastic secured to pastedowns else Fine. Kimberley Series No.3. Historical Society Of Kimberley And The Northern Cape 1976. Facsimile Edition of the Wesley, NY, 1872 edition with added index & preface. isbn 0620019336|
Published to provide reliable information on the diamond fields for intending visitors. Chapter each on Port Elizabeth & Delagoa Bay. Limited to 500 copies only. Only three copies of the original edition are known to exist.
|#16029 Cohen, Louis. REMINISCENCES OF KIMBERLEY. Brown cloth boards. 436pp with new foreword and index. sm.8vo. Bookplate ffep. VG+ in protected dustwrapper (internally reinforced at head & tail of spine but no loss chips or tears). Kimberley Series No.7. Historical Society Of Kimberley And The Northern Cape. 1990. Facsimile of the 1911 edition. isbn 0620149558|
A cousin of Barney Barnato, Louis Cohen was known for his vitriolic sketches. He landed in prison for libelous statements made in this book which was subsequently withdrawn by the publisher. The original edition is thus rare.
|#16032 Hornsby, A.H. THE SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND FIELDS. A Practical Matter-Of-Fact Account, To The Latest Date. Printed buff wraps. 78pp illustrated frontis. foldout map, plans, adverts. Bookplate ffep, covering plastic secured inside, else Fine. Kimberley Series No.5. Historical Society Of Kimberley And The Northern Cape. 1979. Facsimile edition of the 1874 Chicago edition. unnumbered copy of 500 only. isbn 062008863X|
A contemporary account written for general interest.
|#16035 Matter, Verena. GEORGE PATON. 1830-1914. Printed buff wraps. 92pp illustrated frontis. b/w plates. foldout map. Bookplate ffep, covering plastic secured inside, else Fine. Kimberley Series No.1. Historical Society Of Kimberley And The Northern Cape. 1971. No.311 of 300 only (perhaps a small printer's overrun?).|
A biography of an early immigrant to the Cape Colony (friend of George Seddon Dobie) and his farming, mining, and other activities in the Kimberley, Free State & Griqualand West areas in the second half of the 19thC.
|#16031 Murray, Richard William. THE DIAMOND-FIELD KEEPSAKE. For 1873. Original gilt decorated blue vynide boards. 32pp. illustrated b/w photos (tipped-in repros). map. 4to. Bookplate ffep else Fine condition. Kimberley Series No.4. Historical Society Of Kimberley And The Northern Cape. 1979. Facsimile edition wih added index. unnumbered copy of 500 only. isbn 0620034092|
This publication gave an outline of the rise and development of the diamond fields at that time. The authors was the leading journalist and newspaperman of his day, and his name is attached to the founding of papers still published today such as the Cape Argus, the Cape Times, the Star.
|#16037 Thorne Eudore. INDOMITABLE SPIRIT. The Story Of Hanna And Carl Meyer Of Kimberley. Printed white wraps. 143pp illustrated frontis. b/w plates. foldout letter & genealogy charts. Bookplate inside front wrap, covering wrap secured inside, else Fine. Kimberley Series No.2. Historical Society Of Kimberley And The Northern Cape. 1971.|
A biography of an early German immigrant family to the Cape Colony from Breitungen in the latter part of the 19thC. Initially located at the Berlin Mission at Pniel, they were later at Kimberley where they survived the siege.
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|#21560 Kopel, Shawn. GUIDE TO BUSINESS LAW. 448pp softcover. Used academic text sold with all faults. generally VG, no obvious highlighting or underlining. Multiple copies available, the best copy on hand will be sent. Oxford University Press 2010. 4th edition. isbn 9780195989083||£16.00|
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|#21660 Buss, W.M. & Vincent. THE LURE OF THE STONE. The Story Of Henrietta Stockdale. Green cloth boards. 131pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Bookplate ffep else a near Fine unmarked copy in matching protected dustwrapper Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1976. isbn 0869781375|
Sister Henrietta, known as the Florence Nightingale of Kimberley, had a long nursing career in that city. Includes her verbatim account of the Siege of Kimberley.
|#21641 Cartwright, A.P. WEST DRIEFONTEIN - ORDEAL BY WATER. Red cloth boards. 80pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate ffep. VG+ in VG dustwrapper (no loss but reinforced internally). West Driefontein. (1969).|
The story of the flooding disaster that threatened to close the mine.
|#21584 Mathers, Edward P. THE GOLD FIELDS REVISITED Being Glimpses Of The Gold Fields Of South Africa. Blue spine over grey cloth boards. 352pp illustrated foldout maps. Bookplate to front pastedown. ffep excised. a sound clean G+ copy with excellent contents, all maps present and in great condition. The State Library, Pretoria. Reprints No.53. 1970. (Davis 1887). a facsimile of the 1887 edition including the original maps.||£30.00|
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|#21606 Berruti. A. & Sinclair, (Ian) J.C. WHERE TO WATCH BIRDS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Printed boards. 302pp illus dwg. col.photos. maps. etc. No inscriptions. spine fading, little used else a near Fine copy. Struik. Cape Town 1983 1st edition. isbn 0869771655|
More than 120 birding sites described with full details of which species, where, and when. A particularly useful guide for visitors to Southern Africa.
|#21603 Brown, Leslie. THE AFRICAN FISH EAGLE. Turquoise cloth boards. 168pp illustrated colour plates, maps. 4to. Neat ownership inscription ffep else a Fine copy in VG+ d/w. Purnell. Cape Town 1980. isbn 0868430315|
With 20 years of personal research into this bird the author provides extensive information on habits, feeding, breeding, etc.
|#21586 Brown, LeslieH., Urban, Emil K., Newman, Kenneth H., Fry, C. Hilary., Keith, Stuart. THE BIRDS OF AFRICA. Volumes I to VII. 7 volumes. folio hardback editions illustrated coloured plates & b/w detail drawings. each 12.5" h x 9.5" w. No inscriptions. only the most minimal wear, each volume in dustwrapper (spines fading, one closed tear at tail of vol.4, no other chips, tears, or loss). an excellent set of Fine copies. Vols. 1 to 6 published by Academic Press 1982 to 2000 . Vol.7 Nigel Helm London 2004. isbn 0121373010 0121373029 0121373037 012373045 012373053 0121373061 0713665319 isbn 0121373010|
A full 7-volume set of this definitive work. arrangement is by order and not geographically.
|#21597 Frandsen, Joy. BIRDS OF THE SOUTH WESTERN CAPE. Olive green leatherette boards. xviii + 230pp illustrated colour photos. 8vo. An unmarked Fine copy in matching dustwrapper. Sable. Johannesburg 1982. isbn 0620062606|
The photographs are larger than for the usual field guide style of bird identification handbook and have been specially selected to clearly show identification feaatures. Detailed text to aid in identification of 262 species. about 300 photographs.
|#21539 Godfrey, Robert. BIRD-LORE OF THE EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE. "Bantu Studies" Monograph Series No. 2. Beige boards, blue spine cloth, 134pp, index to original Xhosa & Zulu names. No inscriptions. G-VG condition. Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg 1941.||£20.00|
|#21579 Kemp, Alan. (C.G. Finch-Davies). A CELEBRATION OF BIRDS. C.G. Finch-Davies Final Album Of Southern African Birds. Pale yellow cloth boards. illustrated coloured & b/w. oblong small 4to. Bookplate tipped in to ffep. else a fine unmarked copy in dustwrapper (one small closed tear at head of spine only) and slipcase. Natural History Books, Johannesburg standard (remarque) edition (1990). isbn 9780620148191|
Includes a biographical essay by Dr. Alan Kemp. The artists original notes are reproduced alongside the plates.
|#21594 Rose, Walter. THE REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Blue cloth boards. 494pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. No inscriptions. contents unmarked. spine faded else a G+ copy. Maskew Miller revised & enlarged edition 1962.|
A detailed book for the layman with much fascinating information. Author was curator of Herpetology at the South African Museum.
|#21596 Smithers, Reay H.N., Irwin, Michael P. Stewart., & Patterson, Mary L. A CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA. With Data On Ecology And Breeding. Red cloth boards. 174pp illustrated 2 cold.plates & foldout map at rear. 8vo. Neat small ownership inscription else a conservative VG condition. no d/w. Rhodesian Ornithological Society 1957 2nd edition.|
Gives scientific & popular names, distribution, breeding, etc.
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|#21557 Altbeker, Antony. THE DIRTY WORK OF DEMOCRACY. A Year On The Streets With The SAPS. Printed wraps. 274pp. Bookplate else a Fine unread copy in protective wrapper. Jonathan Ball 2005. isbn 9781868422302|
A fly-on-the-wall account of how street-level policing works.
|#21534 Pike, Henry R. A HISTORY OF COMMUNISM IN SOUTH AFRICA. Lurid green cloth boards. 600pp 8vo. Tippexed out inscription f.pastedown. VG+ condition in dustwrapper (a little creased along top edge but no chips, loss, or tears). an attractive copy. Christian Mission International of South Africa. Germiston 1985 1st edition. isbn 0620081945|
Author was an American Baptist missionary opposed to both apartheid and communism. With over 400 photographs and an extensive bibliography this details the thread of communism running through South African politics for many years.
|#21667 Rhoodie, Eschel. THE REAL INFORMATION SCANDAL. Black cloth boards. 926pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate ffep. early pages slightly cockled from damp storage but no other effects. a G+ copy in secured protective wrap. no d/w. Orbis. Pretoria 1983. isbn 0620070579|
Author, head of the Department of Information, tells his account of the Information Scandal of the 1970s.
|#21654 Richburg, Keith B. OUT OF AMERICA. A Black Man Confronts Africa. Black cloth boards. 257pp 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in Fine dustwrapper. BasicBooks / HarperCollins 1997. isbn 9780465001873|
Dissillusioned author was the Washington Post's Africa bureau chief in Nairobi from 1991 to 1994. "Thank God, Thank God, my nameless ancestor, brought across the ocean in chains and leg irons, made it out alive. Thank God I am an American".
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|#7923 Blennerhassett, Rose. & Sleeman, Lucy. ADVENTURES IN MASHONALAND. By Two Hospital Nurses. Gilt title on green cloth boards. 340pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. original catalogue of Macmillan's Colonial Library of Colonial Books at rear. No inscriptions. VG-F condition in VG-F d/w. an exceptionally clean collectable copy. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series Volume Eight (Vol.8). facsimile of the Macmillan Colonial Library edition of 1893. 1st edition thus.|
The original title pages states: "By Two Colonial Nurses". The two intrepid authors had accepted the offer of Bishop Knight-Bruce's invitation to set up a mission hospital at Ohir Hill near to Penhalonga. Despite minimal nursing experience they achieved success and theirs is one of the outstanding tales of Rhodesian pioneer women. They are commemorated in the Rhodesian National Tapestry, which forms the design on the d/w.
|#21598 Bond, Geoffrey. REMEMBER MAZOE. The Reconstruction Of An Incident. Green cloth boards. 164pp illustrated b/w photos. drawings. maps on eps. 8vo. No inscriptions. VG+ with nice square corners in G-VG dustwrapper (spine darkened, insect attack to spine and rear, but no major loss or tears. Salisbury 1973.|
The 1896 Mashona Rebellion, the events that led to it, and the Mazoe Patrol. Illustrated by Don Johnson.
|#21591 Brown, William Harvey. ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN FRONTIER. The Adventures And Observations Of An American In Mashonaland And Matabeleland. Gilt title on red cloth boards. xxii + 457pp. Illustrated b/w photos. 2 foldout maps at rear. No inscriptions. shelfwear showing on lower spine. except one mark of deceased insect adjacent to hinge on ffep this is an unread and unmarked copy. the dustwrapper is VG only with faded spine and wear to edges but no major loss or tears. despite listed faults a clean sound copy conservatively rated VG+. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series. Vol.12. Facsimile of the 1899 edition, with additions. Bulawayo 1970. isbn 0869200224|
Author was closely connected with the pioneering of Rhodesia, being a member of the Pioneer Corps. Contains chapters dealing with the Matabele Revolt and the Mashona Rising.
|#21620 Buckle, Catherine. AFRICAN TEARS. The Zimbabwe Land Invasions. 242pp softcover. Except small inscription top ffep a Fine unread copy. Jonathan Ball 2001 reprint. isbn 9781868421404|
Authors account of her familys experiences under the so-called war veterans land grab organised by Mugabes ZANU-PF ruling party.
|#21619 Buckle, Catherine. BEYOND TEARS. Zimbabwe's Tragedy. 218pp softcover. A Fine unread copy. Jonathan Ball 2002 1st edition. isbn 9781868421398|
Further chronicles of the madness that enveloped Zimbabwe with the farm grabs under Mugabes Zanu-PF party.
|#21649 Clements, Frank. KARIBA. The Struggle With The River God. Maroon cloth boards. 222pp. illustrated b/w photos, maps. No inscriptions. dinged halfway across top of both boards, hence only rated a VG copy. contents nice and clean. in G-VG pc.dustwrapper (faded around spine, light wear, no loss or tears). Methuen. London 1959.|
The story of the construction of the dam, and its effects on the local peoples and wildlife.
|#21661 Daly, Lt.Col. Ron Reid. (Peter Stiff). SELOUS SCOUTS TOP SECRET WAR. As Told To Peter Stiff. Brown cloth boards. 432pp. illustrated col.b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate. dustwapper and book covered with transparent adhesive film secured inside pastedowns hence a Good copy only. Outwardly this is a clean attractive copy, and it has excellent contents. Galago. 1st UK edition 1983. isbn 0620057718|
The Scouts were the top unit in the bush war with the objective of the clandestine elimination of terrorists. They never received official recognition before being informally disbanded as part of the settlement agreement with Robert Mugabe. Bibliography.
|#20938 Finlason, C.E. A NOBODY IN MASHONALAND. Or The Trials And Adventures Of A Tenderfoot. Gilt decorated red cloth boards. 330pp. frontis portrait. 8vo. No inscriptions. sello offset to eps hence a VG+ copy only in VG+ d/w (no loss, chips, or tears, spine fading). an attractive copy. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series Volume Nine (Vol.9). facsimile of the Vickers / Juta edition of 1893. 1st edition thus.|
Finlason was later known as a cricketer representing South Africa against Major Wharton""s English team. Here he writes of his experiences journeying to Salisbury by ox-cart. He was editor of The Star in 1898.
|#21650 Fuller, Alexandra. DON'T LET'S GO TO THE DOG'S TONIGHT. An African Childhood. 309pp large format illustrated paperback. Owners inscription. neatly covered with adhesive protective film. Picador 2002. isbn 9780330490221|
Fuller remembers her childhood in then Rhodesia, Malawi and Zambia with candor, sensitivity and wry humour.
|#5425 Gouldsbury, Cullen. RHODESIAN RHYMES. Incorporating "More Rhodesian Rhymes", "Songs Out Of Exile", "From The Outposts". Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 264pp illustrated b/w drawings. 8vo. No inscriptions. faded around spine, some offset & sello offset on eps, hence VG condition in VG d/w (spine faded but no loss, no chips, no tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series Volume Six (Vol.6). reprint of the Philpott & Collins edition of 1932 with additions. 1st edition thus.|
The original title page states: "Incorporating "More Rhodesian Rhymes", "Songs Out Of Exile", "From The Outposts".
|#20939 MacDonald, Sheila. SALLY IN RHODESIA. Gilt title on brown cloth boards. 207pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Ownership inscription to ffep. top edge dusty, VG+ in VG d/w (no loss or tears, a little worn at head of faded spine). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series Volume Eleven (Vol.11). facsimile of the Cornstalk Publishing edition of 1927 with additional illustrations. 1st edition thus.|
Letters written early in the 20thC before World War 2 form the text of this book. Humorous, detailed, revealing a world long lost.
|#21532 O'Reilly, John. PURSUIT OF THE KING. An Evaluation Of The Shangani Patrol In The Light Of Sources Read By The Author. Red cloth boards. 218pp illustrated b/w plates. small 8vo. Bookplate ffep else a VG+ copy in bright matching protected dustwrapper. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970 1st edition.|
An analysis of the ill-fated Shangani Patrol based on then new information from Commandant Raaf and thirteen african eye-witness accounts.
|#20935 Pauling, George. (Ed David Buchan). THE CHRONICLES OF A CONTRACTOR. Being The Autobiography Of The Late George Pauling. Gilt on red cloth boards. 264pp. illustrated photos. plates. contains a full-colour foldout map, some 70 illustrations and 9 appendixes additional to the original edition. No inscriptions. some offset & sello offset to eps hence VG++ condition only in a VG++ d/w (only fault is spine faded). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series Volume Four (Vol.4). facsimile of the Constable 1926 edition. 1st edition thus.|
George Pauling built the major part of Rhodesia""s railway network, including 1531 miles of Rhodes"" Cape To Cairo railway, and the tough Beira to Umtali line. He also was involved in the Kowie line from Grahamstown to Port Alfred, the Benguela line, and other rail projects throughout Africa.
|#21662 Smith, Ian Douglas. THE GREAT BETRAYAL The Memoirs Of Ian Douglas Smith. Black cloth boards. 418pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate. a Fine copy in matching dustwrapper. Blake. London 1997 1st edition. isbn 9781857821765|
Tells the story of his historic Declaration of Independance in 1965 and updates with the excesses of the marxist dictator Robert Mugabe installed by the British government.
|#21663 Stiff, Peter. CRY ZIMBABWE. Independance - Twenty Years On. Green cloth boards. 496pp illus b/w photos. 8vo. Bibliography, notes, index. Bookplate ffep. light shelfwear hence a VG++ copy in Fine protected d/w. Galago. Alberton 2000.|
Peter Stiff tells the truth about Zimbabwe, he provides the details behind the headlines.
|#20940 Thomas, Thomas Morgan. ELEVEN YEARS IN CENTRAL SOUTH AFRICA. A Journey Into The Interior ... Black decorated maroon cloth boards. 418pp illustrated b/w drawings, foldout map. 8vo. No inscriptions. sello offset to eps hence a near Fine copy in VG+ d/w (no loss, chips, or tears, spine fading & some minor marks). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series Volume Ten (Vol.10). facsimile of the John Snow edition of 1873. 1st edition thus.|
The original title page states: "A Journey Into The Interior - Sketch Of Recently Discovered Diamond And Gold Fields - Umzilikazi, His Country And People - A Brief History Of The Zambesi Missions". Author was a member of the London Missionary Society
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|#21609 Liebowitz, Daniel. & Pearson, Charlie. THE LAST EXPEDITION. Stanleys Fatal Journey Through The Congo. Large format softcover. 355pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. No inscriptions. a Fine copy. Portrait (2005). isbn 9780749950633|
Setting out to rescue Emin Pasha the planned 10-month trip extended to 3 years. Reveals Stanleys secret agenda of territorial expansion.
|#21518 Waller, Horace. THE LAST JOURNALS OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE IN CENTRAL AFRICA. From 1865 To His Death. Continued By A Narrative Of His Last Moments And Sufferings, Obtained From His Faithful Servants Chuma And Susi. In Two Volumes. With Portrait, Maps And Illustrations. Gilt on olive green cloth boards. aeg. xx + 360pp, publishers adverts. map in rear pocket. vii + 346pp, foldout map at rear. This is the one volume edition (the two volumes bound as one). Ownership inscriptions. loss at top of spine. joints tender, rear hinge starting. eps foxed as is frontis. contents in good order including map at rear (no loss, a few points of wear at crossing of folds, one small closed tear only, generally a nice copy). all illustrations present. John Murray. London 1880. Unstated so probably first printing thus.|
Includes map "A Portion Of Central Africa, 1866-1873" by Dr Livingstone.
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|#21580 Bancroft, James W. THE TERRIBLE NIGHT AT RORKE'S DRIFT. Copper cloth boards. 168pp illustrated b/w and coloured plates. 4to. Bookplate tipped in to ffep & owners name at top in pen. o/w a VG+ copy in dustwrapper (a little wear around head of spine else no chips, loss, or tears). Jonathan Ball 1997. 1st South African edition. isbn 9781868420452|
A popular but detailed and extensively illustrated account based upon examination and comparison of many eyewitness accounts, official reports, journals, newspapers, etc.
|#21535 Brown, James Ambrose. ONE MAN'S WAR. A Soldier's Diary. Red cloth boards. 185pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. School prize lable ffep else a VG copy in protected dustwrapper (spine faded). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1980. isbn 0869781790|
Respected military author recounts his own story from WW2 in North Africa.
|#21587 Brown, James Ambrose. THEY FOUGHT FOR KING AND KAISER. South Africans In German East Africa 1916. Red cloth boards. 374pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Bookplate and ownership inscription else conservatively VG condition in matching dustwrapper. Ashanti South Africa At War series No.6. 1991 1st edition. isbn 9781874800323|
South African volunteers under the command of General Jan Smuts suffered huge losses as men and animals succumed to tropical diseases and starvation in their fight against Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck.
|#21523 Churchill, Winston Spenser. IAN HAMILTON'S MARCH. Together With Extracts From The Diary Of Lieutenant H. Frankland A Prisoner Of War At Pretoria. Original plain red cloth boards. 409pp 8vo. foldout map. Inscriptions opposite title page which have offset to tissue guard (the frontis is missing). eps foxed / tanned. map at rear is present. front & rear boards starting. externally boards spotted, some stains, and spine tanned & faded, rear joint splitting. nice map, a little stained along lower edge but no tears. a clean reading copy as is. Longmans Green 1900. edition not stated, thus presumed 1st London edition. (not the American edition).|
This is a continuation of letters by Author to the Morning Post as correpondent attached to General Ian Hamiltons column.
|#21592 Gon, Philip. THE ROAD TO ISANDLWANA. The Years Of An Imperial Battalion. Red cloth boards. 288pp. Illustrated b/w photos. plates, maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. a very nice VG copy in dustwrapper (rubbed, wear at head and tail of spine but o/w no loss or tears) Donker. Johannesburg 1979. isbn 0949937657|
Covers the tour of duty of the 1/24th imperial battalion. Includes accounts of the Black Flag rebellion in Kimberley, a Griqua uprising, & Colonel Rowlands campaign against Sekhukhune, a full account of the 9th Frontier War and the battle of Centane. The disastrous encounter at Isandlwana is interpreted from the point of view of individual soldiers whose progress has been carefully traced until their confrontation with the Zulu army.
|#21640 Morris, Donald R. THE WASHING OF THE SPEARS. A History Of The Rise Of The Zulu Nation Under Shaka And Its Fall In The Zulu War Of 1879. Half brown cloth boards with gilt on red spine. 655pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate half-title. VG+ in VG d/w (reinforced head & tail of spine, protected). Cape. London 1966 1st edition.|
A definitive account of the Zulu nation's challenge to the might of Victorian England and its last stand resistance to stem the tide of european invasion.
|#21581 Orpen, Neil. WAR IN THE DESERT. South African Forces. World War II. Volume III. Blue cloth boards. xii + 538pp. illustrated b/w photos etc. 8vo. Bookplate & owners name to ffep. some foxing to early ff o/w contents clean. a sound VG copy in Good only dustwrapper (no major loss or tears but foxed, stained, generally unattractive). a nice copy in a below par d/w. Purnell. 1971. isbn 0360001513|
Volume 3 of the official South African War Histories.
|#21601 Sandys, Celia. CHURCHILL. Wanted Dead Or Alive. 233pp large format softcover with foldins. No inscriptions. a near Fine copy showing only light signs of previous ownership. Jonathan Ball / Harper Collins 1999. isbn 9781868420834|
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.
|#21544 Venter, Al J. (Photographs by Cloete Breytenbach). THE TERROR FIGHTERS. A Profile Of Guerrilla Warfare In Southern Africa. Buckram boards. 152pp illustrated b/w photos in d/w. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy in VG d/w (spine tanned, small nicks & creases but no major tears, chips, or loss). an attractive above-average copy. Purnell. Cape Town 1969 1st edition.|
The war in Angola at this time occupied 60,000 Portuguese troops to contain freedom fighters of one sixth of that number.
|#21536 Voss, Capt. Vivian. THE STORY OF NO.1 SQUADRON S.A.A.F. Sometimes Known As The Billy Boys. Green cloth boards. 519pp illustrated b/w plates. General wear, eps tanned, remains of sello on pastedowns else G++ condition. S.A.A.F. Association 1952 stated 1st edition.|
Warmly inscribed by author thus: "To my friends Lenie & Jimmy Myburgh, with affectionate regards. Vivian Voss. 19th February 1953".
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|#21585 Harris, Captain W. Cornwallis. PORTRAITS OF THE GAME AND WILD ANIMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Delineated In Life From Their Native Haunts. Gilt dec. grey cloth boards. 175pp illustrated colour & b/w. elephant folio at 17"h x 13"w. Includes loose duplicate of plates VII & VIII suitable for framing. Heavy shelfwear to lower edges and signs of damp storage there also. ff lightly tanned at top and front edges. large gift inscription ffep. eps slightly foxed but remaining contents unmarked. the dustwrapper is rubbed and even faded (it is white!) and while showing writing impressions there are no tears or loss. We can only rate this as a sound Good copy with unmarked contents. no major faults but it just has not been looked after carefully. Sable. A facsimile copy of the 1840 edition. isbn 9780620083928|
This is a near same-size facsimile edition, not to be confused with one of the small reduced-size editions, and has excellent reproductions of the prints. The consummate hunters hunter, Harris slaughtered game in quantities that no one else was ever able to match - mainly because in later years the game had been decimated by the predations of hunters.
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|col. cold. colour(ed).||d/w. dustwrapper.|
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|f(f)eps. front (free) endpapers.||fox. foxed.|
|illus. illustrated.||o/w. otherwise.|
|pp. pages.||sl. slight.|
|sm. small.||sp. spine|
|u/l. underlining||v. very.|
|w.a.f. with all faults (generally applied to used academic texts where we cannot check every page for markings).|
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