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Catalogue of books about Africa Q220 11th October 2012
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|#21691 Beavon, Keith. JOHANNESBURG. The Making Of A City. Printed wraps. Bookplate else a Fine unread copy. University of South Africa Press (UNISA) 2004. isbn 9781868883035|
Inscribed by Author Sep. 2009. Analyses the urban geography of the city from its establishment as a mining camp to present times. Concludes that any push to become a true world-class city will be restricted by the division of the city into the wealthy north and the impoverished south, as well as its the failure to provide an effective modern bus transit system in the face of opposition from the entrenched taxi industry.
|#21792 Stuttaford & Co. Ltd. (Photos: T.D. Ravenscroft). VIEWS OF SOUTH AFRICA. Gilt title dec. on brown cloth boards with inset coloured panel view on front board. 45 full-page photos. oblong 4to. Boards soiled and worn. binding sound with excellent contents. Paul Schaefer. Cape Town. nd. est. 1902.|
Contains views of: Cape Town, Simon's Town, Somerset East, Cango Caves, Kimberley, (unusual picture of the Big Hole, no diggers, no claims, no ropeways, no water), Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown, King William's Town, East London, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Howick, Ladysmith. Bloemfontein, Pretoria, Johannesburg, & Bulawayo.
|#21801 The Star. (David Barnett). THE BARNETT COLLECTION. Volume 1. A Pictorial Record Of Early Johannesburg Published By The Star To Commemorate The City's 80th Year. Terracotta cloth boards. unumbered. 50ff illustrated oblong 4to. Boards spotted with insect depradations else a nice clean sound VG copy in lesser dustwrapper (worn, chipped, frail, no major tears or loss). The Star. Johannesburg 1966.|
Photographs mostly from around the turn of the century. Barnett had a studio in Johannesburg. The Star's Barnett collection consists of over 2000 photographs covering early life in Johannesburg and taken in the period between the early 1890s and 1914. A good representative selection is featured in this volume.
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|#21695 Broekmann, Elizabeth. & Weldon, Gail. THERE ARE STORIES TO BE TOLD. St Cyprians School. 1871-1996 (printed 1971-1996). Printed yellow boards. 152pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate. conservatively VG condition as covered secured protective wrap. Incorrect date on title page neatly corrected. St Cyprians School . Cape Town (1996).|
Inscribed by (first) author. Founded by Bishop Robert Gray in 1871 this Anglican boarding and day school for girls is located in the Cape Town suburb of Oranjezicht.
|#21689 Kimberly High School (Boys) Old Boys Union (David H. Sanders) MEMOIRS (REMINISCENCES) OF DAVID H. SANDERS. (Member Of Staff October 1926 to December 1957). 195pp single-sided roneod A4 production with wraps. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy with secured protective film. KHSB Old Boys Union 1990.|
Reminiscences of staff and pupils. Includes Active Serice List for the Second World War.
|#21688 Lunderstedt, Steve. ST PATRICKS CHRISTIAN BROTHERS COLLEGE. Kimberley 1897-1997. Blue skivertex boards. 180pp illustrated A4. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy in matching protected dustwrapper. isbn 0620214848|
Founded by the Irish Christian Brothers, published on the centenary of this traditional Catholic School.
|#21692 Moult, Leslie. K.H. STORY. A History Of The Kimberley Boys' High School. (1887-1987). Gilt on imit. leather boards. 265pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate else a Fine copy. KBHS Centenary Committee 1987.|
KBHS was founded in 1886 to provide schooling in the new diamond mining town. Commences with a brief history of the discovery of diamonds and early mining from 1866.
|#21859 Walton, James. (Ed). THE JOSEPHINE MILL AND ITS OWNERS. The Story Of Milling And Brewing At The Cape Of Good Hope. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 96pp cold.frontis. illustrated b/w. 4to. Ownership inscription ffep. eps offset from dustwrapper foldins. minor insect damage to one small area top of rear board else a VG copy in Good dustwrapper (rubbed, chipped). Historical Society of Cape Town 1978. isbn 0620032081|
Numbered copy No.70 of 500 standard copies. Comprises the following sections: Cape Town’s Water Mills by James Walton & Margaret Cairns., The Josephine Mill by James Walton., The Land And Its Owners by Margaret Cairns., Jacob Letterstedt, Cape Town Businessman Of Vision by R.F.M. Immelman., Anders Ohlsson by Michael G. Ryan., The Later History Of Josephine Mill by Margaret Mills.
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|#21825 Barnes, Pamela. WHERE DUTY LEADS. The Life Of Colonel Jasper Selwyn, R.E. 42pp stapled with printed wraps. illustrated colour & b/w photos. etc. 4to. Wraps foxing lightly, wear at bottom of spine, rear wrap lightly creased at rear. a VG copy. Self. np. 1979.|
Signed by author. No.118 of 1000. Selwyn was responsible for military constructions around Grahamstown including forts, bridges, roads, barracks, etc. This book surveys his achievements during almost ten years residence in the area. Leaving Grahamstown in 1843 he retired to Exeter. Not much later in 1847, aged 55, he died in Montreal and was subsequently interred in the cemetery of St Peter Port in Guernsey.
|#21836 Burton, Clive M. SETTLERS TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE: ORGANISATION OF THE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE PARTY. 1819-1820. Orange wraps. photo frontis. 22pp. tall 8vo. VG+ condition. Port Elizabeth Series No.5. The Historical Society of Port Elizabeth. 1971. isbn 0620000503|
Copy No.23 of 500. This party embarked on the "Albury" in January 1820. Appendix gives full list of the party, and also details of the White party departing on the "Stentor". Includes "Note On The Framework Knitters", the early mechanisation of the hosiery industry.
|#21838 Chase, John Centlivres. OLD TIMES AND ODD CORNERS. The Founder Of The Eastern Province Commerce And His Frontier Home. Buff wraps. photo frontis. 9pp. tall 8vo. Neat ownership inscription else a VG+ copy. Port Elizabeth Series No.1. The Historical Society of Port Elizabeth & Walmer, Port Elizabeth 1969. a facsimile reprint of the original 1868 edition.|
Copy No.142 of 500. A brief biography of Frederick Korsten of Cradock Place (Cradock's Town), originally a trading enterprise for the salting of beef. The ruins are in the built-up area of Algoa Park in Port Elizabeth.
|#21841 Ffolliott, Pamela & Croft, E.L.H. ONE TITAN AT A TIME. The Story Of John Paterson Of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, And His Times. Red cloth boards. 222pp illutrated b/w photos & plates, charts, maps on eps. 8vo. Some ownership stamps. a Good copy in worn d/w. Cape Town 1960 1st edition.|
A native of Aberdeen, Paterson left home at nineteen to take up an appointment as school teacher in Port Elizabeth. He became a powerful personality in many fields including banking, commerce, and politics. Also contains the hitherto unknown story of the Kemp brothers, merchants of Cape Town and Algoa Bay; details of the domestic life of Dr John Philip and the authentic story of the first Dutch colonists in the Eastern Province, etc. Genealogical chart for the Paterson, Kemp, and Scheepers families.
|#21853 Jones, E. Morse. ROLL OF THE BRITISH SETTLERS IN SOUTH AFRICA. Part 1 Up To 1826. Gilt dec. green cloth boards. ix + 174pp. illustrated b/w photos, maps. Owners inscription ffep along with heavy pencil annotations hence a G-VG copy only. no dustwrapper. Balkema. Cape Town 2nd edition 1971.|
Provides a list of names of settlers prior to 1820, list of 1820 settlers, list of post-1820 settlers from 1821 to 1826, list of ships with sailing & arrival dates, map showing location of parties, outline biographies of some of the more famous or well-known settlers, Roll of Honour for the Frontier Wars of 1834-1835, 1846-1847, 1850-1853, and place names honouring settlers. A useful book for exploring settler origins.
|#21815 Mitford-Barberton, I. COMDT. HOLDEN BOWKER. An 1820 Settler Book Including Unpublished Records Of The Frontier Wars. Yellow cloth boards. 274pp illustrated b/w 8vo. Ownership inscription. eps foxed. a G-VG copy in Good only dustwrapper (heavy foxing, depredations of insects, but no major loss or tears). Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1970.|
Includes extracts from the Journal of Bertram Egerton Bowker, coverage of the 6th & 8th Frontier Wars 1834-1835 with Holden Bowker's war journal of the former, extracts from the journal of Mary Elizabeth Bowker, the Tharfield treasure, and more.
|#21814 Mitford-Barberton, I. & White, Violet. SOME FRONTIER FAMILIES. Biographical Sketches of 100 Eastern Province Families Before 1840. Orange cloth boards, 303pp, 8vo, illustrated with family coats of arms. Small ownership inscription ffep. edges & eps foxed. VG condition in heavily foxed / tanned dustwrapper (but no chips, tears, or loss). Human & Rousseau, Cape Town 1968 1st edition.|
No 451 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. For each of the families 2 or 3 pages provide historical and genealogical information with coat of arms.
|#21757 Mostert, Noel. FRONTIERS. The Epic Of South Africa's Creation And The Tragedy Of The Xhosa People. Quarter black over cream cloth boards. rough-cut foredge. xxvii + 1355pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. a near Fine copy in matching protected dustwrapper. Knopf. New York 1992. isbn 9780679401360|
The definitive history of the Eastern Cape. This US edition is preferred to the UK one as it is printed on superior paper that does not tan.
|#21813 Pringle, Eric., Pringle, Mark., & Pringle, John. PRINGLES OF THE VALLEYS. Their History And Genealogy. Gilt device on blue cloth boards. 242pp illustrated 8vo. Various ownership stamps and signature to tanned eps else excellent contents. conservatively VG condition in lesser dustwrapper (heavily worn with minor loss near head of spine). Eric Pringle. Adelaide 1957.|
No.364 of 1000. Includes 'Reminiscences of William Ainslie'. A detailed genealogy and history of the Pringle family, also details of the Glen Thorn Presbyterian Church, Robert Pringle's reminiscences.
|#21848 Pringle, Thomas. (Ed. A.M. Lewin Robinson). NARRATIVE OF A RESIDENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA. Gilt on maroon imit. leather boards. 352pp illustrated b/w plates 8vo. Ownership stamps on various pages. G-VG condition. no dustwrapper. Africana Collectanea Series Volume XX. C. Struik. Cape Town 1966. unstated but likely a facsimile of the 1840 Moxon edition.|
Copy No.529 of 750. An 1820 Settler, Pringle left the Eastern Cape for Cape Town, finally returning to England as the secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society. He is regarded as the father of South African poetry. Includes Josiah Conder's biographical sketch.
|#21852 Sadler, Celia. NEVER A YOUNG MAN. Extracts From The Letters And Journals Of The Rev. William Shaw. Green cloth boards. 187pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Some ownership stamps, hence a G++ copy. no d/w. Haum. Cape Town 1967.|
Signed by Author. A Methodist, Shaw was an 1820 Settler having been chaplain to the Sephton party on the "Aurora". In his own words this account tells a vivid first-hand account of the conditions in which the settlers found themselves. It tells of his meeting with the Dutch trekkers, African tribesmen, government officials, slaves, Hottentots, and others in the course of his work here.
|#21837 Schauder, Colin D. THE HISTORIC VILLAGE OF BETHELSDORP. Pale blue cloth boards. photo frontis. 25pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. tall 8vo. Neat ownership inscription else VG+ condition. Port Elizabeth Series No.2. The Historical Society of Port Elizabeth & Walmer, Port Elizabeth 1970.|
Copy No.109 of 500 copies. The town was founded in the Algoa Bay area as a temporary Hottentot location, managed by The London Missionary Society under Dr Vanderkemp in 1803. Farming results were poor due to infertile land while the saltpan prospered.
|#21839 Scott, J.B. (Ed). LETTER BOOK OF SIR RUFANE SHAW DONKIN. Miscellaneous Demi Official Or Private Letters During The Period Of My Holding The Government Of The Cape Of Good Hope & Chief Command Of The Troops. Commencing 1820 Continued To June 1821. Khaki cloth boards. photo frontis. vii + 114pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. tall 8vo. Ownership inscription. rear board shows insect attack, contents unmarked. overall VG condition. Port Elizabeth Series No.4. The Historical Society of Port Elizabeth & Walmer, Port Elizabeth 1970.|
Copy No.70 of 500 copies.
|#21840 Stirk, Doris. (Comp). (Ed. J.M. Berning). SOUTHWELL SETTLERS. Theopolis Mission Station, The Arrival Of The Settlers, Founders Of Southwell, Frontier Wars, Erection Of St James' Church, Farms Of The District, Public Bodies Of Southwell, Genealogical Tables. Printed wraps. xii + 121pp illustrated b/w photos, drawings, maps. 8vo indexed. A Good only copy, some insect attack and wear at ends of spine. sound and with clean contents. Self published 1971.|
Copy No.207. Inscribed by author, also includes a small letter from him. A compendium of information on Southwell, the area, and the early people there.
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|#21830 Shephard, John. IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAKENSBERG. Gilt title on green skivertex boards. 185pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. excellent VG-F condition in well-worn d/w. T.W. Griggs. Durban 1976 1st edition. isbn 0620019859|
A history of Nomansland, East Griqualand, the early English travellers & the Griquas, Includes Adam Kok's family tree, also the diary of Robert Strachan.
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|#21855 Marais, J.S. THE FALL OF KRUGER'S REPUBLIC. Blue cloth boards, 345pp, 8vo. No inscription. eps tanned. a VG copy in dustwrapper (clipped, spine very tanned but no loss or tears). Oxford University Press OUP. London 1961 1st edition.|
This book explains how the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand led to war between Britain and the Boer republics. Starting with a discussion of Kruger's Transvaal it describes the problems posed by the opening up of the mines, not only for Kruger's government and people, but also for the rest of South Africa. The bulk of the work deals with the manner in which these problems were handled with Joseph Chamberlain as Colonial Secretary from 1895.
|#21698 Preston, Antony. PICTORIAL HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA. Black cloth boards. 192pp illustrated colour & b/w. folio. Bookplate ffep. a Fine copy in protected dustwrapper CNA. Johannesburg 1989 1st edition. isbn 9780620084062|
Profusely illustrated popular history of the country.
|#21789 Thom, H.B. (Ed). JOURNAL OF JAN VAN RIEBEECK. 3 volumes. Red cloth boards. 395pp. 406pp. 531pp. 8vo. Excellent contents, no inscriptions, minor foxing or tanning to eps with rest of text clean. insect attack to edges as often, spines dulled. a sound fairly clean set. A.A. Balkema for the Van Riebeeck Society. Cape Town 1952, 1954, 1958.|
Publication commemorated the landing of Van Riebeeck at the Cape in 1652 - 300 years previously. Volume 1 1651-1655, Volume 2 1656-1658, Volume 3 1659-1662.
|#21844 Thom, H.B. (Ed). JOURNAL OF JAN VAN RIEBEECK. 3 volumes. Red cloth boards. 395pp. 406pp. 531pp. 8vo. A sound but unattractive set with severe insect attack to boards and spines of all three volumes. A.A. Balkema for the Van Riebeeck Society. Cape Town 1952, 1954, 1958.|
Publication commemorated the landing of Van Riebeeck at the Cape in 1652 - 300 years previously. Volume 1 1651-1655, Volume 2 1656-1658, Volume 3 1659-1662.
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|#21823 Dubb, A.A. RED AND SCHOOL: A QUANTITATIVE APPROACH Red paper wraps. 11pp. VG condition. International African Institute. Oxford University Press. 1966. Reprinted from Africa, Vol.36 No.3 of July 1966|
Inscribed as gift from author. The 'Red' meang the traditionalist Xhosa in the Eastern Cape. Author sampled 500 members of the African Assembly of God to analyse the correlation between 'redness' and 'schoolness'
|#21693 Hilton-Barber, Brett. & Berger, Lee R. FIELD GUIDE TO THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND. Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai & Environs World Heritage Site. Printed wraps. 212pp illustrated small 4to. Bookplate else a Fine unread copy. Struik. Cape Town 2004 2nd revised edition. isbn 9781770070653|
Provides additional information over earlier editions. Top class illustrations.
|#21858 Junod, Henri A. THE LIFE OF A SOUTH AFRICAN TRIBE Volume 1: Social Life. Volume 2: Mental Life. Gilt title & black dec. green pictorial boards. 599 + 660pp. illustrated b/w. 8vo. No inscriptions. spines dulled. edges foxed. Good copies. Imprimerie Attinger Freres. Neuchatel 1912 & 1913 1st edition.|
The classic work on the Thonga tribe who inhabited the area extending from the northern Natal coast, into Mozambique, south and west of the Limpopo. Author made his studies whilst with the Swiss Romande Mission in Lourenco Marques.
|#21781 Talbot, P. Amauri. IN THE SHADOW OF THE BUSH. Green cloth boards. b/w drawing inset to front board. 480pp illustrated with photgraphs, drawings, sketches Boards are spotted and wear to head and tail of spine. overall a Good sound and clean copy. Heinemann. London 1912 1912 1st edition.|
There is no area of Ekoi culture that the author does not describe. The author travelled this area of Nigeria extensively when interaction with western civilisation was unkown.
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|#21696 Augustinus, Paul. BOTSWANA, A BRUSH WITH THE WILD. Blue cloth boards. 207pp illustrated colour oblong 4to. Bookplate else a Fine copy in matching protected dustwrapper. Acorn Books. 1987 1st edition. isbn 0620096764|
Illustrated with the artists photographs, paintings & drawings, this classic is as fresh as ever both visually and in the extensive information given in the text.
|#21694 Berman, Esme. ART AND ARTISTS OF SOUTH AFRICA. An Illustrated Biographical Dictionary And Historical Survey Of Painters & Graphic Artists Since 1875. Olive cloth boards. 368pp. illustrated colour & b/w. Bookplate ffep. a VG copy in protected dustwrapper (G+ only, reinforced / repaired internally at various points but no major loss). Balkema Cape Town 1974.|
A standard work on the matter. Includes biographies of more than 300 artists, 600 illustrations (50 in colour) and various useful appendices.
|#21812 Bird, Alan. ARABELLA ROUPELL. Pioneer Artist Of Cape Flowers. Gilt on green cloth boards. 14 full page cold.plates. Folio. No inscription. a VG copy. no dustwrapper. very clean. South African Natural History Publication. Johannesburg 1975. isbn 0620019182|
No.193 of a Limited Edition of 625 copies. These paintings were originally published in 1849 in "Cape Flowers By A Lady". Visiting the Cape in 1842 she produced these outstanding works over the next two years "solely for the amusement of the leisure hours". With biographical details of Arabella Roupell and the story of the location of the originals, this reproduces 14 paintings full-page with botanical details on facing page.
|#21780 Bradlow, Edna & Frank. THOMAS BOWLER OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. His Life And Works With A Catalogue Of Extant Paintings. With A Commentary On The Bowler Prints By A. Gordon-Brown. Gilt on blue cloth boards. 248pp illustrated colour & b/w plates. 4to. No inscription. boards spotted, fading at top of spine, Good external appearance. eps tanned, contents clean. frontis has offset to title page. Balkema. Cape Town 1955.|
Copy No.452. Includes folded sales leaflet with tipped-on colour print.
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|#21794 Baker, Herbert. CECIL RHODES. By His Architect. Green cloth boards, 182pp, illustrated drawings, plans, photos. A sound and clean copy but with heavy fading to spine and boards. wear to head & tail of spine, hence Good only. no dustwrapper. Oxford University Press. London 1934 1st edition. (the 1938 edition frequently listed as the '1st' is patently not so).|
The author, an artist with deep sympathies and imaginative insight, could see what others around Rhodes perhaps missed. He not only knew Rhodes personally but could enter imaginatively into the viewpoints of Rhodes. We see Rhodes here as the lover of nature, the patron of the arts and the promoter of an important aspect of the spiritual life of a young country.
|#21833 Dickason, Graham B. CORNISH IMMIGRANTS TO SOUTH AFRICA. The Cousin Jacks' Contribution To The Development Of Mining And Commerce 1820-1920. Blue cloth boards. 122pp illustrated 4to. Ownership inscription, eps foxed, a G-VG copy in dustwrapper (some insect attack just inside foldins, still bright and moderately attractive although far from pristine). Balkema. Cape Town 1978 1st edition. isbn 0869611038|
The prescence of the Cornish diaspora in South Africa was a result of their expertise in hard rock mining which they brought to the newly established Transvaal gold mines as well as earlier migrations to Namqualand, the diamond fields, Kimberley, the Eastern Tranvaal, and Knysna. Includes an extensive 24pp listing of known Cornish immigrants and other interesting appendices.
|#21791 Fitzpatrick, Sir J. Percy. SOUTH AFRICAN MEMORIES. Prepared For The Press From The Manuscript Of The Author By G.H. Wilson. Blue cloth boards. 320pp b/w illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Pencil ownership inscription. cloth bubbling on both front & rear boards. a dib in the spine. contents clean and untouched but lightly foxed. a clean sound copy. Cassell 1932 1st edition.|
Fitzpatrick was always 'there' and in contact with the leading mining, finance, and political figures of his day. His biography is an overview of contemporary South African history.
|#21778 Henderson, Geo. C. SIR GEORGE GRAY. Pioneer Of Empire In Southern Lands. Red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut 315pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Conservatively VG condition. some ff unopened. p.313 torn by careless opener but no loss. an attractive copy. J.M. Dent. London 1907. Spine shows E.P. Dutton, New York, so this is the American binding.|
A full biography that covers his administrations in Australia & New Zealand as well as his term as High Commissioner of South Africa.
|#21800 Jacobs, Alice. SOUTH AFRICAN HERITAGE. A Biography Of H.J. Van Der Bijl. Puce cloth boards. 230pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. VG condition in Good d/w (chipped, worn, no major loss or tears). Shuter & Shooter. 1948 1st editon.|
H.J. van der Bijl was variously chairman of Escom and Iscor. The town of Vanderbijl Park is named after him. He was also intimately involved in development of the thermionic vacuum tube similar to the De Forest 'Audion'.
|#21817 Kavanagh, Muriel. (.. as told to by Frank Connock). WHEELS. The Frank Connock Story. Pale blue cloth boards. 170pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. G-VG condition in rather frail dustwrapper (worn, chipped & rubbed, with minor loss at head and tail of spine). Juta. Cape Town 1958.|
Experiencing the 9th Frontier War, as a champion cyclist, in trekking to Mashonaland, making the first car trip from Durban to Cape Town via Johannesburg, founding and retiring from his own motor retail outlet (Connocks) his active life spanned many tumultuous changes. Includes personal letter from him to P. MacFarlane.
|#21697 Kotze, Sir John Gilbert. (Ed. B.A. Tindall) MEMOIRS AND REMINISCENCES. Volume 2. Blue cloth boards. 306pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Bookplate to half-title. front board a little shaken. probable removal of ffep else VG condition in dustwrapper (browned to spine but no chips, loss, or tears). Maskew Miller. Cape Town nd. (post 1940).|
The first volume of Kotze's memoirs published in his lifetime in 1934 gave an account of his life up to the Convention of 1881. This volume carries the story through the events of the following 15 years to 1896.
|#21874 Masire, Quett Ketumile Joni. (Ed. Stephen R. Lewis, Jr.). VERY BRAVE OR VERY FOOLISH? Memoirs Of An African Democrat. 358pp large format softcover illustrated. No inscription. soft crease to top front corner and rear front edge hence VG with unmarked contents, very clean and bright. Macmillan Botswana 2006. isbn 978999124080|
President of Botswana for almost 20 years and politically involved for twice as long, he saw Botswana become a model of successful development for Africa.
|#21177 Maylam, Paul. THE CULT OF RHODES. Remembering An Imperialist In Africa. 184pp softcover 8vo. No inscriptions. a near Fine copy. David Philip. Cape Town 2005. isbn 9780864866844|
Strange that the name of Cecil Rhodes should generate such conflicting emotions as it does amongst his biographers, either near total adoration or complete vilification - which latter is exemplified by this title. The author seeks to evaluate the reasons behind the continuing prescence of the name in our time which he reasons should be dead and long gone.
|#21875 Naidoo. Jay. FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE. A Lifetime Of Political And Social Activism. 393pp large format softcover illustrated. No inscription. a VG-Fine unread copy. Picador Africa. Johannesburg 2010. isbn 9781770101777||£12.00|
|#21869 van Wyk, Chris. SHIRLEY, GOODNESS & MERCY. A Childhood Memoir. 313pp paperback Small ownership inscription ffep else a VG-F copy. Picador Africa 2008. isbn 9781770100213|
A memoir of author's childhood life in the coloured townships of Newclare, Coronationville, & Riverlea during the apartheid years.
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|#21787 Bosman, Herman Charles COLD STONE JUG. A Chronicle: being the unimpassioned record of a somewhat lengthy sojourn in prison. Gray cloth boards. 278pp 8vo. Good only. spine darkened, slight spine lean, but a sound internally clean copy. no dustwrapper. A.P.B. Bookstore. Johannesburg 1949. 1st edition.|
In 1926, Bosman visited his family in Johannesburg. During an argument, he shot and killed his stepbrother. Bosman was sentenced to death for the crime and sent to Death row at the Pretoria Central Prison. His sentence was later reduced to ten years with hard labour. In 1930 he was released on parole after serving half his sentence. His prison experiences formed the basis for this semi-autobiographical book.
|#21793 Cios. LIFE IN AFRIKANDERLAND AS VIEWED BY AN AFRIKANDER. A Story Of Life In South Africa, Based On Truth. Gilt title on original green cloth boards. A Good only copy. heavy wear, but sound. no dustwrapper. Digby Long. London 1897.|
A novel putting the Afrikaner view of his way of life and condemning British interference in the sovereignty of the Transvaal Republic. Commenting bitterly on the Jameson Raid this novel was regarded as stongly anti-British
|#21699 Jensma, Wopko. SING FOR OUR EXECUTION. 1 of 7 volumes bound in black skivertex boards. gilt-lettered on spine "SPRO-CAS 2 No.6. 1973". illustrated by woodcuts. Bindings all in Fine condition, contents conservatively VG or better. Ophir / Ravan 1973 1st edition thus. (distributed by Spro-cas publications). isbn 0869750216|
This item sold as part of a set of Spro-cas publications which include the following titles: The Eye Of The Needle. Migrant Labour. White Liberation. Anatomy Of Apartheid. South Africa's Minorities. Directions Of Change In South African Politics. Towards Social Change. Power, Privileg And Poverty. Law, Justice And Society. South Africa's Political Alternatives. A Taste Of Power.
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|#21779 Cohen, Louis. REMINISCENCES OF KIMBERLEY. Green cloth boards. 436pp 8vo. Ownership stamps & inscriptions to eps & title page, general wear with head & tail of spine very soft and corners bumped with cloth worn through, a Good copy only, still clean and sound. Bennett. London 1911 1st edition. (Century Press).|
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.
|#21795 Raymond, Harry. B.I. BARNATO, A MEMOIR. Original green cloth boards. 208pp illustrated b/w plates. edges rough-cut. 8vo. Front board shaken. liquid stain to edge of frontis but not touching picture and matching offset to title page. overall heavy wear, a good reading copy. no dustwrapper. Isbister - Juta. 1897 1st edition.|
A biography of Barney Barnato written in a conversational style. Author met Barnato whilst doing a column for a newspaper, so this is a contemporary personal impression rather than one later researched from letters and personal papers. Includes reminiscences by Louis Cohen.
|#21842 Williams, Alpheus F. SOME DREAMS COME TRUE. Being A Shear Of Stories Leading Up To The Discovey Of Copper, Diamonds And Gold In Southern Africa, And Of The Pioneers Who Took Part In The Excitement Of Those Early Days. Blue cloth boards. 590pp illustrated 8vo. Inscription. heavily faded to spine and front board. boards shaken, hinges parted, a Good+ reading copy. no dustwrapper. Howard Timmins. Cape Town (1948).|
The author""s long association with mining has enabled him to put together a detailed history of mining in South Africa with a strong focus on the men involved.
|#21777 Williams, Alpheus F. SOME DREAMS COME TRUE. Being A Sheaf Of Stories Leading Up To The Discovey Of Copper, Diamonds And Gold In Southern Africa, And Of The Pioneers Who Took Part In The Excitement Of Those Early Days. Puce cloth boards. 590pp illustrated 8vo. A solid sound copy, contents excellent, but spine faded as usual and front board spotted. no dustwrapper. Howard Timmins. Cape Town (1948).|
The author's long association with mining has enabled him to put together a detailed history of mining in South Africa with a strong focus on the men involved.
|#21798 Mundy, Captain Rodney. NARRATIVE OF EVENTS IN BORNEO AND CELEBES, DOWN TO THE OCCUPATION OF LABUAN From The Journals Of James Brooke, Esq. Rajah Of Sarawak, And Governor Of Labuan. Together With A Narrative Of The Operations Of H.M.S. Iris. 2 Volumes. Half leather over marbled paper boards. 2 volumes. 8vo. 2 of 6 panels lost to spine of Vol.1. damp storage has affected several illustrations. hence a consideration for a rebind. all illustrations and charts present. John Murray. London 1848.||£450.00|
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|#21834 Devonshire, Mrs R.L. RAMBLES IN CAIRO. Printed buff cloth boards. 104pp + 63 full-page plates (98 photos). foldout map at rear. Owners inscription. externally the boards are dusty. ff tanned but plates pristine. the map has insect damage along one fold only but is o/w in nice condition. E. & R. Schindler. Cairo 1931 2nd edition.|
This is a guide to the medieval buildings extant at that time and not to ancient egyptian constructions. Thus it features many mosques, houses, palaces, bridges, etc.
|#21783 Gordon, Major-Gen. C.G. (Ed. A. Egmont Hake). THE JOURNALS OF MAJOR-GEN. C.G. GORDON, C.B., AT KARTOUM. Vol.1. Printed from the original MSS. Half leather over marbled boards. 587pp. frontis. maps. foldout map. Ownership stamp ffep. leather worn at corners & to lower spine. edges & eps foxed, also frontis. still a sound presentable copy. Kegan, Paul, Trench. London 1885.||£40.00|
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|#21863 Collar, N.J. & Stuart, S.N. (Ill. Norman Arlott). THREATENED BIRDS OF AFRICA AND RELATED ISLANDS. The ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book Part 1. Red cloth boards. 761pp 8vo. illustrated 12 coloured plates. Top edge has light foxing with a minimal touch also on foredge. owners stamp on top edge (see below) else a Fine copy in Fine dustwrapper. attractive near new copy. ICBP Cambridge 1985. 3rd edition. isbn 2880326044|
This was the copy of Gordon L. Maclean (editor of later editions of Robert's Birds) and so signed by him at Pietermaritzburg 16 April 1993.
|#21782 Letty, Cythna., Dyer, R.A., Verdoorn, Inez C. & Codd, L.E. WILD FLOWERS OF THE TRANSVAAL. Green buckram boards. 362pp illustrated coloured plates. 4to. Gift inscription. a G+ copy in poor dustwrapper. a decent sound copy in an unattractive dustwrapper. Wild Flowers Of The Transvaal Book Fund. 1962.||£35.00|
|#21611 Skead, C.J. HISTORICAL MAMMAL INCIDENCE IN THE CAPE PROVINCE. Volume 1. The Western & Northern Cape. Volume 2. The Eastern Half Of The Cape Province, Including The Ciskei, Transkei, And East Griqualand. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards (Vol. 2 bound in skivertex). 903pp. 1121pp. 4to. No inscriptions. conservatively Fine copies. Department Of Nature & Environmental Conservation Of The Provincial Administration Of The Cape Of Good Hope. 1980. 1987. isbn Vol.1 0798401060 Vol.2 0798401796 isbn 0798401796||£220.00|
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|#21873 Harris, Peter. IN A DIFFERENT TIME. The Inside Story Of The Delmas Four. 319pp large format softcover. No inscriptions. light wear and spine lean, a VG copy. Umuzi. Cape Town 2008. isbn 9781415200490||£6.00|
|#21831 Holden, Paul. THE ARMS DEAL IN YOUR POCKET. 357pp paperback. No inscriptions, a little wear else conservatively VG condition. Jonathan Ball 2009. isbn 9781868423132|
What was bought, who was involved, what was covered up, what charges had Jacob Zuma to face.
|#21802 Truth And Reconciliation Commission Of South Africa. (Ed. Susan de Villiers). TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION OF SOUTH AFRICA REPORT. Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5. Five volumes, printed boards. large 8vo. Neat ownership inscription to each volume. very minor rubbing on rear boards else all five volumes in Fine condition with square corners, un-creased spines, as new. Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) / Juta. 1998 1st South African edition. isbn: Vol.1 978062230858 .Vol.2 9780620230766 . Vol.3 9780620230773 . Vol.4 9780620230797 . Vol.5 9780620230803 . isbn 9780620230858|
Foreword by Desmond Tutu. Details the stories told, the applications for amnesty, the calls for healing truth to be told, and all the inner workings of the Commission as it presented itself for hearings around the country.
|#21690 van der Westhuizen, Christi. WHITE POWER & The Rise And Fall Of The National Party. Black cloth boards. 364pp 8vo. Bookplate ffep else a Fine unread copy with protected matching dustwrapper. Zebra. Cape Town 2007 1st edition. isbn 9781770073050|
An analysis of the demise of the once dominant white party and its fall into the folds of the ANC.
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|#21809 Baines, Thomas. (Ed. J.P.R. Wallis). THE NORTHERN GOLDFIELDS DIARIES OF THOMAS BAINES. Volume 1. First Journey 1869-1870. Volume 2. First Journey 1870-1871. Volume 3. Second Journey 1871-1872 Three volumes, gilt on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. some ff unopened. 855pp total illustrated frontis coloured & b/w plates sketches, & foldout maps at rear. large 8vo. Neat ownership inscription ffep to each volume. nice bright red boards with spines faded only to pink. a very clean set. Government Archives of Southern Rhodesia. Oppenheimer Series Number Three. Chatto & Windus. London 1946.||£120.00|
|#21843 Burrows, Edmund H. THE MOODIES OF MELSETTER. Gilt device on red cloth boards. 204pp illustrated 8vo. Large ownership inscription and stamp, boards soiled, a Good sound copy, no dustwrapper. Balkema. Cape Town 1954.|
The Moodie""s arrived at the Cape in 1817 and moved in the Eastern Cape before trekking to Rhodesia.
|#21804 Knight-Bruce, Bishop. & Rudd, Dunell. (Ed. Constance E. Fripp, & V.W. Hiller). GOLD AND THE GOSPEL IN MASHONALAND. Being The Journals Of: 1. The Mashonaland Mission Of Bishop Knight-Bruce. & 2. The Concession Journey Of Charles Dunell Rudd. Two volumes gilt on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. some ff unopened. 246pp illustrated b/w plates & two foldout maps. large 8vo. No inscription. spine faded & tanned, gilt dulled, prelims foxed hence VG condition. no d/w. a clean copy. Central African Archives. Oppenheimer Series Number Four. Chatto & Windus. London 1949.|
One map refers to Knight-Bruce's journey, the other to Rudd's. Various appendices including the Concession Signed By Lobengula, and a letter from Rhodes to Rudd.
|#21806 Leask, Thomas. (Ed. J.P.R. Wallis). THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN DIARIES OF THOMAS LEASK 1865-1870. Gilt on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. 253pp illustrated portrait frontis plate & foldout map at rear. large 8vo. Neat ownership inscription ffep. spine faded, minor foxing here and there else VG condition. a very clean copy. Central African Archives. Oppenheimer Series Number Eight. Chatto & Windus. London 1954.|
Covers the diarists hunting & trading expeditions to the territories of the Matabele the Mashona, and the Bakwena, & the Victoria falls. Well written, his diary contains his private impressions and comments on many issues.
|#21808 Livingstone, David. (Ed. J.P.R. Wallis). THE ZAMBEZI EXPEDITION OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE 1858-1863. Volume 1. The Journals, Volume 2. The Journals Continued With Letters And Despatches Therefrom. 2 volumes. gilt on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. some ff unopened. 462pp total. illustrated coloured plates & foldout maps at rear. large 8vo. Ownership inscription and eps lightly foxed to both volumes, contents otherwise unmarked. Both volume still with bright red boards and spine which is barely lighter than the boards. a VG+ set. Central African Archives. Oppenheimer Series Number Nine. Chatto & Windus. London 1956.|
With the majority of the volumes in the Oppenheimer series now 'faded' to pink boards and a tanned spine, this is an exceptional set.
|#21807 Moffat, Robert & Mary. (Ed. I. Schapera). APPRENTICESHIP AT KURUMAN. Being The Journals Of Robert And Mary Moffatt 1820-1828. Gilt on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. some ff unopened. 308pp illustrated frontis plate & foldout map at rear. large 8vo. No inscription. spine faded, prelims foxed else VG condition. a very clean copy. Central African Archives. Oppenheimer Series Number Five. Chatto & Windus. London 1951.||£50.00|
|#21816 Smith, R. Cherer. AVONDALE TO ZIMBABWE. A Collection of Cameos of Rhodesian Towns and Villages. Printed card wraps. 314pp. illustrated b/w drawings. maps on eps. No inscription. wraps show light wear, front has a soft crease, else G-VG with R. Cherer Smith. Borrowdale nd. isbn 0797403132|
Signed by Author on title page. Many towns and villages grew up around gold mines, on the sites of african villages or a district commissioner's camp. Gives lat. & long., altitude and rainfall, as well as a brief history for 150 locations.
|#21805 Stewart, James. (Ed. J.P.R. Wallis). THE ZAMBESI JOURNAL OF JAMES STEWART 1862-1863. With A Selection From His Correspondence. Gilt on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. 276pp illustrated b/w plates & foldout map at rear. large 8vo. Neat ownership inscription ffep. spine faded. VG condition. a very clean copy. Central African Archives. Oppenheimer Series Number Six. Chatto & Windus. London 1952.|
Includes appendices. 1. James Stewart Upon The Natives Of The Lower Zambesi. 2. ... Upon The Livingstone Expedition. 3. Extracts from his letter to the Cotton Supply Association, Manchester.
|#21803 Troup, James MacDonald. (Ed. Freda Troup). PHYSICIAN AND FRIEND. James Macdonald Troup. Red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. 246pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Neat ownership inscription ffep. spine faded and some marks on rear board likely from damp dustwrapper. overall near VG, no dustwrapper. Printed for the editor by Robert Maclehose. Glasgow 1947.|
Produced to match a volume of the Oppenheimer series in binding, colour, etc. (sans gilt device on front board etc) but which it is not. No. 350 of 400. Selected letters from 1878 to 1941 give a personal view of the times. Author was variously in Grahamstown, Pretoria, Cape Town, Somerset East, & elsewhere.
|#21785 Wallis, J.P.R. (Ed). THE BAROTSELAND JOURNAL OF JAMES STEVENSON-HAMILTON 1898-1899. Gilt title and device on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. 246pp illustrated b/w plates, coloured plates of watercolours, & foldout map at rear. 8vo. No inscription. spine quite faded. a sound attractive VG copy. Central African Archives. Oppenheimer Series No.7. Chatto & Windus 1945.||£40.00|
|#21786 Wallis, J.P.R. (Ed). THE MATABELE JOURNALS OF ROBERT MOFFAT 1829-1860. 2 Volumes. Two volumes gilt title and device on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. 382pp. 295pp. 8vo. illustrated b/w plates & foldout map at rear. Owners inscription with some unsightly scribble to Vol.1 only. spines quite faded, Vol.1 lower spine crushed else sound attractive VG copies. Government Archives Of Southern Rhodesia. Oppenheimer Series No.1. Chatto & Windus 1945.|
Covers Robert Moffat's five visits to Moselekatse. Also includes some selected letters to Richard Moffat, Mrs Moffat, Rev. A. Tidman, & one to Sir George Gray.
|#21784 Wallis, J.P.R. (Ed). THE MATABELE MISSION 1858-1878 A Selection From The Correspondence Of John And Emily Moffat, David Livingstone And Others. Gilt title and device on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. some ff unopened. 268pp 8vo. illustrated b/w plates & foldout map at rear. 8vo. Neat ownership inscription to f.pastedown. spine faded and spotted. edges foxed. else a sound attractive VG copy. Government Archives Of Southern Rhodesia. Oppenheimer Series No.2. Chatto & Windus 1945.|
Also includes letters from Thomas Morgan to Arthur Tidman, from William Sykes to Joseph Mullens, as well as Thomas Morgan Thomas's Journal for 1878 with an appendix containing letters from Richard Southey to/from Robet Moffat Sr., Herman Jeppe to/from Post Master General Cape Town, & W. De Smidt to Robert Moffat Sr.
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|#21790 Burchell, William J. TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. 2 volumes. Blue cloth boards. 381pp. 471pp. illustrated coloured & b/w plates, drawings, foldout maps at rear. edges roughcut but seemingly all ff opened. No inscriptions. spines faded to a lighter blue. externally VG+ with unmarked contents. eps only show the lightest foxing, the contents and plates are unmarked. an excellent set. Batchworth Press. London 1953.|
Reprinted from the original edition of 1822-4 with some additional material and with an introduction by I. Schapera. Edition limited to 1250 unnumbered copies.
|#21776 Laird, MacGregor. & Oldfield, R.A.K. NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION INTO THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA BY THE RIVER NIGER In The Steam Vessels Quorra And Alburkah, In 1832, 1833, And 1834. 2 volumes. Rebound black full leather blind tooled front & rear, raised bands to spine with 6 panels with gilt on green leather title labels. Nicely executed, edges left rough-cut, marbled eps. 2 volumes. 5 illustrations plus map. Boards VG+ condition although Vol.2 top corners bumped. ff are tanned & spotted, the plates quite heavily. overall a sound and attractive set. Richard Bentley. London 1837 1st edition.|
In 1831 Laird formed a company for the commercial development of the Niger regions, the lower course of the Niger having been made known that year by Richard and John Lander. In 1832, the company sent two small ships to the Niger, the Alburkah, a paddle-wheel steamer of fifty-five tons designed by Laird, the first iron vessel to make an ocean voyage, and the Quorra. Laird went with the expedition led by Richard Lander and forty-eight Europeans, all but nine of whom died from fever, Lander, from wounds. Laird went up the Niger to the confluence of the Benue which he was the first white man to ascend. He did not go far up the river but formed an accurate idea as to its source.
|#21685 Manser, Riaan. AROUND AFRICA ON MY BICYCLE. 705pp paperback illustrated colour plates. No inscription. spine creased at illustration section else a VG+ copy. Jonathan Ball 2008 reprint. isbn 9781868423514|
Taking 2 years, 2 months, and 15 days, riding 36500 km through 34 countries, this earned him the "Out There Adventurer Of The Year" award for 2005.
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|#21877 Bain, Andrew Geddes. (Ed. Margaret Hermina Lister). JOURNALS OF ANDREW GEDDES BAIN. Trader, Explorer, Soldier, Road Engineer And Geologist. Original light cloth boards. 264pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Owners neat inscription and stamp else a VG+ copy, unusually clean, contents unmarked and not foxed. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol.30. Cape Town 1949.|
Andrew Geddes Bain is best known for his building of Cape roads and passes. His diaries, from 1826 to the 1840s, were both working journals and accounts of his experiences and descriptions of the people he encountered in the course of his work. This volume includes his chronicle of his journey in 1826 to the northern Cape, his military journal from Fort Thomson in 1836, the original draft and the Sam Sly's Journal version of Kaatje Kekkelbek, some letters on roads (South African Commercial Advertiser) and a letter to the London Geological Society on the geology of the Eastern Province.
|#21881 Davey, Arthur. (Ed). BREAKER MORANT AND THE BUSHVELDT CARBINEERS. Chocolate cloth boards. lxv + 238pp. illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. a clean conservative VG copy. no dustwrapper. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). Second Series No.18. Cape Town 1987.|
Drawing on a wide selection of sources, this volume seeks to investigate the controversies surrounding the execution of 'Breaker' Morant and his two Australian compatriots. It explores not only the murders associated with Morant, but looks at the context in which the Bushveldt Carbineers were recruited and operated. It remains one of the most scholarly works on the subject.
|#21865 De Mist, J.A. (Tr. Kathleen M. Jeffreys). THE MEMORANDUM OF COMMISSARY J.A. DE MIST. Containing Recommendations For The Form And Administration Of Government At The Cape Of Good Hope. 1802. Gray-green cloth boards. 290pp 8vo. Ownership inscription and stamp. spine darkened, generally G+ condition, contents unmarked. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol. 3. Cape Town 1920.|
As was the case with many of the early volumes of the VRS this is a bilingual text. It is the report of the commission sent to the Cape in the critical years between the two British occupations. The purpose of the report was to decide on the future government of the Cape, but it ranged widely over social, economic and political conditions of the Cape at the end of the 18th century. De Mist was appointed Commissioner-General in 1802 when the transfer occured.
|#21864 Goldswain, Jeremiah. (Ed. Una Long). THE CHRONICLE OF JEREMIAH GOLDSWAIN. Albany Settler of 1820. Volume 1 1819-1836. Volume 2 1838-1858. Two volumes. original light cloth boards. 173pp, 232pp. illustrated b/w plates, foldout map at rear. 8vo. Badly marked boards and edges. a pair of reading copies only. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First Series. Nos.27 & 29. Cape Town 1946 & 1949 (for 1948).|
The most well-known of settler stories written phonetically in his middle-English dialect. The chronicle is transcribed in full. In Vol.1 Goldswain, a sawyer from Buckinghamshire, describes the difficulties of the early settlers. In Vol.2 he talks about the increasing tension between black and white on the border, his experiences as a trader & family issues including medical treatment. Also contains details of the Wait and Thornhill parties aboard the "Zoroaster", the agreement between Wait and members of his party, a contemporary account of the Frontier War of 1835 by Lt. C.T. Bailie, and biographical notes on all 1820 Settlers mentioned in the Chronicle.
|#21878 Litchtenstein, Henry. (Tr. Anne Plumptre) TRAVELS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA In The Years 1803, 1804, 1805 And 1806. Volume 2. |
One volume only. original light cloth boards. 498pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. A fairly clean copy, spine attractive, both boards spotted, but foredge badly stained hence a Good sound copy. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol.11. Cape Town 1930. A reprint of the Henry Colburn 1815 edition of the translation from the original German by Anne Plumptre
In this second volume Lichtenstein returned to Cape Town via Graaff Reinet and the Karoo. Subsequently he returned to the Swellendam district. His last journey took him north to Kuruman where he encountered the Koranna and the Bechuana.
|#21862 Mentzel, O.F. (Tr. H.J. Mandelbrote). A COMPLETE AND AUTHENTIC GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE FAMOUS AND (ALL THINGS CONSIDERED) REMARKABLE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE Part Two. Wherein Is Described Clearly And Accurately The Rural Parts According To Their Division Into Districts, Mountains And Rivers; The Christian Inhabitants And Their Customs; The Agronomy And Viticulture, Stock Farming, The Ordinary Expeditions, Game Hunting And Finally Also The Aboriginals, Namely The Hottentots, Besides Many Lately Discovered Curiosities. Gray-green cloth boards. 353pp 8vo. foldout plan of the Cape Town by Sparrman 1785. Owners inscription and stamp. top edge dusty, eps foxed else contents unmarked, overall VG condition. excellent foldout map with no tears. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS) First Series Volume 25 Cape Town 1944. (Christian Friedrich Gunther, Glogau, 1787). isbn 2880326044|
The third of a three-volume set published by the VRS. Mentzel provided the first really factual description of the Cape at a time when little substantive was known. In this third volume of Mentzel's account of life at the Cape he travelled into the interior, to Stellenbosch and Swellendam. He comments on agriculture and viticulture, as well as hunting. The final chapters discuss the Khoi inhabitants.
|#21861 Mentzel, O.F. (Tr. H.J. Mandelbrote). A COMPLETE AND AUTHENTIC GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE FAMOUS AND (ALL THINGS CONSIDERED) REMARKABLE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE Part One. Wherein Is Described Clearly And Accurately The Rural Parts According To Their Division Into Districts, Mountains And Rivers; The Christian Inhabitants And Their Customs; The Agronomy And Viticulture, Stock Farming, The Ordinary Expeditions, Game Hunting And Finally Also The Aboriginals, Namely The Hottentots, Besides Many Lately Discovered Curiosities. Gray-green cloth boards. 181pp 8vo. foldout plan of Cape Town 1767. Owners inscription and stamp. top edge dusty, boards lightly soiled as usual, contents unmarked, overall near VG condition. excellent foldout map with no tears. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS) First Series Vol. 4 Cape Town 1921. (Christian Friedrich Gunther, Glogau, 1785).|
The first of a three-volume set published by the VRS. Mentzel provided the first really factual description of the Cape at a time when little substantive was known. Mentzel intended to correct the errors perpetrated by such earlier travellers as Kolb. This volume contains an historical background, a description of the physical features of the Cape and accounts of the administration and finances of the colony.
|#21879 Owen, Rev. Francis. (Ed. Sir Geo. E. Cory). THE DIARY OF THE REV. FRANCIS OWEN. Missionary With Dingaan In 1837-38. Together With Extracts From The Writings Of The Interpreters In Zulu, Messrs. Hulley And Kirkman. Original light cloth boards. 189pp. 8vo. Neat ownership inscription and stamp. edges lightly foxed, eps tanned, small mark to spine else a VG clean copy. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol.7. Cape Town 1926.|
Owen produced one of the best-known descriptions of life in Dingaan's kraal, including an account of the Retief massacre, of which he was the only white witness. This was the first time that the diary has been published in its entirety, apart from the Bechuanaland portion 'which had been re-written to include the history but to exclude the theology'.
|#21882 Sparrman, Anders. (Ed. V.S. Forbes). ANDERS SPARRMAN. A Voyage To The Cape Of Good Hope Towards The Antarctic Polar Circle Round The World And To The Country Of The Hottentots And The Caffres From The Year 1772-1776. 2 volumes. chocolate cloth boards. 331pp, 296pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. Small ownership stamp to each volume. eps tanned, else matched clean conservative VG copies. no dustwrappers. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). Second Series Nos.6 & 7. Cape Town 1975 & 1977. Translated from the Swedish by J. & I. Rudner. Based upon the English editions of 1785-1786 published by Robinson, London.|
Anders Sparrman (1748-1820), a young Swedish doctor, is noteworthy for his visit to parts of the Cape which were little known at that time. This first volume describes his journey past Mossel Bay and through the Langkloof. This second volume of Sparrman's travels concerns his account of his journey to the Eastern Cape including a stay at Agter Bruintjies Hoogte. It includes comments on the practices of the Khoi of the eastern districts and of local flora and fauna.
|#21880 Wikar, Hendrik Jacob., Jansz, Jacobus Coetse., & Van Reenen, Willem. (Ed/Tr. A.W, Van Der Horst, & E.E. Mossop). THE JOURNAL OF HENDRIK JACOB WIKAR (1779). The Journals Of Hendrik Jacobus Coetse Janz (1760) And Willem Van Reenen (1791). Original light cloth boards. 189pp illustrated three foldout maps. Neat ownership inscription and stamp. a clean VG copy Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First series Vol.15. Cape Town 1935.|
These journals were published originally in Molsbergen's Reizen in Zuid Afrika. Wikar's report is an account of the daily life and adventures of the first European who is known to have journeyed along the Orange River, while that of Jansz records the first European crossing of the Orange River into South-West Africa [Namibia]. Van Reenen crossed the Orange River into Damaraland in a search for copper.
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