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Catalogue of books about Africa Q221 4th December 2012

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#21883 Fagan, Gwen. (Photos. Gabriel Fagan). ROSES AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. Green cloth boards with oval coloured picture set in gilt ring tipped to front board. 271pp illustrated colour photos. Folio. No inscriptions. one mark to rear board reducing our estimate of condition to a near-Fine copy only in attractive bright VG++ dustwrapper (showing light wear but no chips, loss, or tears. a little creased around head of spine and adjacent area). Bree Street Publishers. Cape Town 1988 1st edition. isbn 9780620110327
Signed by Author 27.10.89. Shows the types of roses found at the Cape with location and history of each rose. Excellent photographs with specimens displayed on white ground.
#21919 Pama, C. BOWLER'S CAPE TOWN. Life At The Cape In Early Victorian Times 1834-1868. Chocolate cloth boards. 132pp illustrated colour & b/w. 4to. + 11pp catalogue. Ownership inscription. a clean VG copy in G++ d/w (tanned, chipped around spine and along top rear edge, no major loss or tears). Tafelberg. Cape Town 1977 stated 1st edition. isbn 0624010325
Copy No.136. Signed by Author. Includes catalogue of Cape Town Festival Season 75 "The Art Of Thomas Bowler" at Homes Trust Life Gallery March 17-April 5 1975 listing 51 works by Thomas Bowler.

EASTERN CAPE (all subject areas)

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#22082 Eve, Jeanette. (Photos. Basil Mills). A LITERARY GUIDE TO THE EASTERN CAPE. Places And The Voices Of Writers. Printed wraps. 402pp illustrated. large 8vo. A VG-Fine unread copy. Double Storey. Cape Town 2003. isbn 9780199930152
Signed on title page by author & photographer. With drawings and photographs by Basil Mills. Selected excerpts from writers of the Eastern Cape past and present with brief biographical notes and a continuing travelogue locating them in time and space.
#22083 Eve, Jeanette. (Photos. Basil Mills). A LITERARY GUIDE TO THE EASTERN CAPE. Places And The Voices Of Writers. Printed wraps. 402pp illustrated. large 8vo. A Fine unread copy. Double Storey. Cape Town 2003. isbn 9780199930152
Signed on title page by author only. With drawings and photographs by Basil Mills. Selected excerpts from writers of the Eastern Cape past and present with brief biographical notes and a continuing travelogue locating them in time and space.
#22065 Gane, H.R. THE FUTTER FAMILY TREE. A Record Of George Futter, An 1820 British Settler To South Africa, And His Descendants. Gilt title on green cloth boards. 122pp illustrated photos, family trees. index of family names. folio. Large inscription ffep from Author. boards rubbed and marked, worn to card at tail of spine, contents excellent. overall G-VG. Gane 1997.
George Futter and his family were part of the Bailie party, the largest and the first to leave, sailing on the Chapman which left Gravesend on 3rd December 1819 arriving in Algoa Bay on 10th April 1820. A detailed history of the family with extensive genealogical information.
#22048 Slater, Hugo. 1820 SETTLERS FAMILY TREES And Eastern Cape Families 1800-1900. (CD). 1 x CD in jewel case. New unused copy. 10th edition 2011. current edition.
Contains genealogical date on 106000 individuals and 59000 direct descendants of 1820 Settlers, 900 photographs & 540 document scans. Will install & run on Windows-based computer, comes with Cumberland Family Tree genealogy software. POST FREE WORLDWIDE. Reciprocal support from author for new data on your family.

AFRICANA GENERAL (not topographically arranged)

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#22075 Johnson, R.H. EARLY MOTORING IN SOUTH AFRICA. Terracotta cloth boards. 224pp illustrated b/w 4to. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in VG-Fine dustwrapper. Struik. Cape Town 1975. isbn 086977056X
Spanning the period 1897 to 1939 there are well over 400 photographs identifying makes, owners, location.
#22074 Schoeman, Karel. THE FACE OF THE COUNTRY. A South African Family Album 1860-1910. Black cloth boards. 144pp illustrated 273 photos. 4to. School prize bookplate else a Fine copy in dustwrapper. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1996. isbn 9780798135528
Photographs from the collections of the South African Library, mainly portraits, provide a view of South Africa's people. Extensive text discusses the images and places them in their historical context. includes index of photographers.
#22093 Sun International (Sun City). THE PALACE OF THE LOST CITY. Souvenir Issue December 1992. 144pp glossy card wraps illustrated folio. VG++ condition. Southern Sun. Sun City 1992.
The opening of the Lost City development at Sun City in Bophutatswana was celebrated with a spectacle by John Michel Jarre, a Million Dollar Golf Challenge, and the 1992 Miss World Pageant. This is the official souvenir programme of the opening.

ANTHROPOLOGY (including African religion, myth & legend)

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#22118 Bank, Andrew. BUSHMEN IN A VICTORIAN WORLD. The Remarkable Story Of The Bleek-Lloyd Collection Of Bushmen Folklore. 422pp large format softcover. No inscription. edges & eps minimally spotted, a VG copy. Double Storey 2006. isbn 9781770130913
Dr William Bleek and his sister-in-law Lucy Lloyd arranged to record the language and culture of the /Xam Bushmen by having interviewing a succession of bushmen from the Breakwater Prison in the 1860s & 1870s.


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#22120 Craven, Patricia. & Marais, Christine. NAMIB FLORA. Printed boards, 126pp illustrated. Small owners inscription ffep else a Fine copy. Gamsberg 1986 isbn 0868482854
Signed by both Authors to half-title page. "Swakopmund To Welwitschia Via Goanikontes". Describes a route out of Swakopmund, with mileage to turnoffs, giving botanical and general historical information along the way.
#22125 Davidson, Lynette. (Illus. Barbara Jeppe). ACACIAS. A Field (Of) Guide To The Identification Of The Species Of Southern Africa. Printed yellow card wraps. 121pp illustrated line drawings. Small ownership inscription ffep. conservatively a VG copy. Centaur. Johannesburg 1981 stated 1st edition. isbn 0620056096
#22106 Fabian, Anita. & Germishuizen, Gerrit. TRANSVAAL WILD FLOWERS. Paintings By Anita Fabian. Terracotta cloth boards. 292pp illustrated colour. 4to. Small ownership inscription ffep. A VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (faded front, spine. lightly rubbed, no chips, loss, or tears). contents unmarked. an above average copy. Macmillan. Johannesburg 1982 stated 1st edition. isbn 0869541080
Illustrates more than 700 species of over 400 genera on 134 coloured plates. Brief technical description, with distribution and medicinal and herbal uses where known.
#22104 Gibson, Janet M. WILD FLOWERS OF NATAL. (Coastal Region). Gilt dec. green skivertex boards. 136pp illustrated coloured drawings. 4to. Small ownership inscription to half-title page. A VG+ copy with inner glazed tissue jacket and conventional outer dustwrapper. the former adhering to front board as often, the latter fading/tanned and sadly with a cut of 3.5cm on the front adjacent to the spine but no loss or tears. contents unmarked. a flawed copy though still reasonably attractive. Natal Publishing Trust Fund. Durban 1975 stated 1st edition. isbn 0620018275
116 colour plates with 886 illustrations covering 810 species.
#22103 Hancock, Florence D. & Lucas, Annabelle. (Illus. Barbara Pike & Patsy-Lynne Edkins). FERNS OF THE WITWATERSRAND. Green cloth boards. 94pp illustrated coloured & b/w drawings. 4to. Small ownership inscription ffep else a VG copy in G-VG dustwrapper (general wear, chipped at head of spine, particularly tanned around spine but no loss or tears). contents unmarked. Witwatersrand University Press. Johannesburg 1973. isbn 0854941967
#22099 Herre, H.A. (Ed). Schwantes, G., Bolus, H.M.L., Volk, O.H., Ihlenfeldt, H.-D., Straka, H., & Dupont, S. THE GENERA OF THE MESEMBRYANTHEMACEAE. Including A Full Set Of Botanical Drawings ... Green cloth boards. 316pp illustrated colour & b/w drawings. 4to. Small ownership inscription ffep. minor fading to edges of boards else a VG+ copy in G+ dustwrapper (some fading, lamination lifting along top edges and head & tail of spine so looks untidy and soiled in those areas). contents unmarked so a sound clean but flawed copy. Tafelberg. Cape Town 1971 stated 1st edition. isbn 0624000028
Including A Full Set Of Botanical Drawings By The Artists Of The Bolus Herbarium Of The University Of Cape Town, And Others, A Scientific System, A Contribution Concerning The Poisonous Genus, And Also A History Of The Introduction, With Notes On And Portraits Of The Various Scientific Workers From The Beginning To The Present Day.
#22100 Jackson, W.P.U. WILD FLOWERS OF TABLE MOUNTAIN. Lurid green cloth boards. 115pp illustrated 4to. errata slip. Except for large gift inscription a VG copy in dustwrapper (a little wear but no loss or tears). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1977 stated 1st edition. isbn 0869781464
A well illustrated book with 170 colour photographs and detailed descriptions of the Table Mountain floral kingdom.
#22119 Jeppe, Barbara. (Ill). TREES AND SHRUBS OF THE WITWATERSRAND. An Illustrated Guide. Red cloth boards. 309pp illustrated colour plates & b/w drawings. 8vo. Small ownership inscription ffep. a G-VG copy in VG dustwrapper (one small closed tear adjacent to top of spine, internal sello residue else a nice clean wrapper with no chips, loss, or tears). Witwatersrand University Press 1969 2nd edition.
A handy field guide compiled by members of the Tree Society of Southern Africa.
#22102 Lucas, Annabelle. (Illus. Barbara Pike). WILD FLOWERS OF THE WITWATERSRAND. Printed white cloth boards. 111pp illustrated b/w & coloured drawings. 4to. Small ownership inscription ffep. white boards tanned around spine thus G-VG in matching dustwrapper (general wear, sello offset inside, but no loss or tears). contents unmarked. Purnell. Cape Town 1971. isbn 036000122X
Deals with approximately 120 of the more common species of the smaller flowers of the Witwatersrand in the families Monocotyledonae and Dicotyledonae, mostly illustrated life size.
#22121 Onderstall, Jo. TRANSVAAL LOWVELD AND ESCARPMENT INCLUDING THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. South African Wild Flower Guide 4. Printed card wraps. 222pp illustrated. Small ownership inscription ffep. VG+ condition. Botanical Society of South Africa 1984. isbn 06200077492
#22107 Palgrave, Keith Coates. TREES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Original see-through plastic cover over printed boards. 959pp illustrated colour & b/w photos and drawings. No inscription. ff tanned but has seen little use. conservatively VG condition. Struik. Cape Town 1977 stated 1st edition. isbn 0869770810
Describes and illustrates all of the indigenous and many of the naturalised non-indigenous species of tree occuring in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mocambique south of the Zambesi.
#22101 Pearse, R.O. MOUNTAIN SPLENDOUR. Wild flowers Of The Drakensberg. Brown cloth boards. 239pp illustrated colour photos. 4to. includes 2ff roneoed errata. Small ownership inscription ffep. eps tanned else conservatively VG in dustwrapper. an attractive copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1978 stated 1st edition. isbn 0869781561
Includes over 400 colour photographs of the flora of the area with detailed descriptions. Unsurpassed by any later works.
#22123 Roberts, B.R. & Fourie, J.H. (Illus. Beverley Walpole). COMMON GRASSES OF THE NORTHERN CAPE. Algemene Grasse Van Noord-Kaapland. Printed card wraps. 131pp illustrated line drawings. Small ownership inscription ffep. rear wrap a bit rubbed else conservatively a VG copy. Northern Cape Livestock Coop 1975.
Bilingual text with description and uses of each grass.
#22126 Ross, J.H. THE FLORA OF NATAL. Botanical Survey Memoir No.39. Printed buff card wraps. 418pp. Small ownership inscription ffep. VG condition. Department Of Agricultural Technical Services. Botanical Research Institute. Pretoria 1972 isbn 0621003271
A revision of Bew's "An Introduction To The Flora Of Natal And Zululand" of 1921.
#22105 Stewart, Joyce., Linder, H.P., Schelpe, E.A., & Hall, A.V. WILD ORCHIDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Green cloth boards. 307pp illustrated colour. small 4to. Small ownership inscription ffep, very bottom edges of boards faded. a VG-F copy in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, tanned inside, one dib to lower spine, no other chips, loss, or tears). a most attractive copy despite listed faults. Macmillan. Johannesburg 1982. isbn 086954070X
Contains a description of nearly every species of orchid recorded within South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, & Swaziland. Photographs of 380 of the 433 species described.
#22122 Tainton, N.M., Bransby, D.I., & Booysen, P. deV. COMMON VELD AND PASTURE GRASSES OF NATAL. 198pp softcover. illustrated line drawings. Small ownership inscription ffep. a near Fine copy. Shuter & Shooter. Pietermaritzburg 1979 stated 1st edition. isbn 0869853260
Details on 88 grasses each with description, illustration, distribution, and agricultural significance noted.
#22109 Vahrmeijer, J., Steyn, D.G., Naude T.W., & Kellerman, T.S. POISONOUS PLANTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA That Cause Stock Losses. Brown cloth boards. 168pp illustrated colour photos. 8vo. Small ownership inscription ffep. generally VG+ condition in dustwrapper (slightly tanned, minor wear at head of spine, o/w very bright with no chips, loss, or tears). Tafelberg. 1981 stated 1st edition. isbn 0624014592
Stock farming in South Africa is subject to the effects of some 600 indigenous and exotic poisonous plants. A guide for farmers this provides easy identification of such species along with information on the prevention, types, and symptoms of plant poisoning.
#22108 Van Wyk, P TREES OF THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. Volumes 1 & 2. Green skivertex. 597pp. illustrated colour & b/w photos, maps, errata slip. 4to. No inscriptions. minor tanning of eps both volumes else near Fine condition in VG dustwrappers (chipped at head of spine, other minor wear only) which are in protective plastic sleeves. an excellent set. Purnell, Cape Town 1972. isbn 0360001831
The two-volume definitive text. As well as information on the botanical aspects of the trees, the medicinal and commercial uses of the timber are discussed.

BIOGRAPHY (including genealogy, family & company histories)

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#21947 Mayat, Zuleikha. & Kathrada, Ahmed. (Ed. Goolam Vahed & Thembisa Waetjen). DEAR AHMEDBHAI, DEAR ZULEIKHABEHN: The letters of Zuleikha Mayat And Ahmed Kathrada, 1979-1989. 282pp paperback. illustrated. School library stamp to title page, but never circulated, hence a Fine unread copy. Jacana Media 2009 1st edition. isbn 9781770097537
The book is a collection of 70 selected letters that chronicle the development between a political prisoner and a housewife. Kathrada, was serving out a life-sentence for treason on Robben Island at the time, and the two letter-writers corresponded for 10 years until his release in 1989.
#22073 Osborn, Robert Farquhar. (Ed. Jocelyn Hulett). THIS MAN OF PURPOSE. Pioneer Of Natal And Zululand. A Biography Of Sir James Liege Hulett. Gilt on red skivertex boards. 101pp illustrated oblong 4to. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Self. Natal 1973.
Signed by editor on title page. Copy No.139 of a limited edition of 200. Also signed by Grandson of biographee. Includes Hulett family tree. Hulett was the founder of the major South African sugar producer bearing his name.


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#22071 Hunter, J.A. & Mannix, Dan. AFRICAN BUSH ADVENTURES. Maroon cloth boards. 252pp illustrated 8vo. Gift inscription and library stamp. Good condition, no dustwrapper. Hamish Hamilton. London 1954 2nd imp.
Authors gathered stories of the opening of up of East Africa as seen through the eyes of early pioneers.
#22110 Huxley, Elspeth. & Curtis, Arnold. (Eds). PIONEERS' SCRAPBOOK. Reminscences Of Kenya From 1890 To 1968. 160pp illustrated softcover. 4to. No inscription. soft crease to front wrap hence VG only. contents unmarked. Evans Brothers. Nairobi 1998 1st edition thus. isbn 9780237517908
Compiled by the East African Women's League this is a selection of childhood recollections by members of pioneering families, old newspaper cuttings, alarming and amusing encounters with baboons and lions and other animal life. Illustrations include depictions of wildlife by Kenyan settlers and tapestries worked by members of the EA Women's League.


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#22096 Bosman, Herman Charles. (Ed. Lionel Abrahams). UNTO DUST. Brown cloth boards. 181pp 8vo. No inscriptions. prelims a little browned else conservatively VG+ in bright VG+ dustwrapper. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1971. 4th edition. isbn 0798104910
Published posthumously, this is a (second) collection of 24 short stories of the Marico district, all except four 'narrated' by Schalk Lourens. Edited by Lionel Abrahams who translated two stories direct from the Afrikaans. Foreword by William Plomer.
#22087 Brinkman, L.H. THE GLORY OF THE BACK VELD. A Novel Of South Africa. Gilt on red cloth boards. A Good clean sound reading copy. Arthur H. Stockwell nd.
#21885 Davis, Jim. & Foster, Dean. PISS TOX. 109pp oblong paperback. Mint condition. 43 Publications. Port Alfred 2001 isbn 9780620271745
Ouma cheese eet? Au! Thet easy ferry chip. Not the Jim Davis of Garfield fame! Authors cartoons spoof the South African accent many examples culled from SABC news reporters. Definitely not 'politically correct'.
#22094 Gordimer, Nadine. LIFE TIMES. Stories, 1952-2007. Red cloth boards. 549pp 8vo. No inscriptions. except for bumped top rear corner a Fine copy in dustwrapper. Bloomsbury. London 2010 stated 1st edition. isbn 9780747592631
38 short stories.
#22088 Hacksley, Malcolm. & MacLennan, Don. (Eds). A RUTHLESS FIDELITY. The Collected Poems Of Douglas Livingstone. Red cloth boards. 563pp 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy in dustwrapper (a tad rubbed only), an excellent copy. Donker. Johannesburg 2004. isbn 9780868522326
Signed by Don MacLennan & Malcom Hacksley. All the published poems from earlier collections, those published in journals and magazines worldwide and a selection of unpublished works.
#21948 Meersman, Brent. PRIMARY COLOURED. A Novel Of Politics. 391pp large-format softcover. School library stamp to ffep. uncirculated, soft crease to lower front corner of front wrap hence a VG++ unread copy. Human & Rousseau Cape Town 2007. isbn 9780798149082
A humorous insight into the state of the nation, a behind the scenes account of how elections campaigns, Parliament, politics, and money work in the new South Africa.


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#21942 Green, Lawrence G. STRANGE AFRICA. Original green cloth boards. 288pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. silver titling on spine at about 50% Stanley Paul. London 1938 true first edition.
Covers such diverse material as Bushmen of the Kalahari, diamonds along the Vaal, Zanzibar, lighthouses of the Southern African coast, and more. One of the relatively scarce prewar editions


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#21912 Chance Bros. (Cecil D. Notley). MIRRORS FOR CHANCE. Blue cloth boards. 72pp illustrated b/w 4to. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy. no d/w. Chance Bros. Smethwick 1951.
Includes original promotional covering letter from Chance Bros. to "The Manager, Automobile Glass Works, Pretoria, South Africa" dd. 1951. Published to celebrate the Festival of Britain.


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#22061 Picker, Mike., Griffiths, Charles., & Weaving, Alan. FIELD GUIDE TO INSECTS OF SOUTH AFRICA. 444pp softcover. Mint condition. unused. Struik. 2004 new updated edition. isbn 978177070615
Signed by Author. Comprehensive guide to african insects with full-colour photographs of over 1200 species.
#21985 Urquhart, Colin. & Klages, Norbert. ADDO. MORE THAN JUST ELEPHANTS. Your Guide To The Addo Elephant National Park. Gilt title on green vynide boards. 120pp illustrated photos, maps. No inscription. VG+ in VG dustwrapper (rubbed but no chips, loss, or tears). Bluecliff Publishing 1997. isbn 0620204346
A history of the area and the Addo park with much information on its wild life.


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#22111 Antique Collectors Society Of South Africa. ANTIQUES IN SOUTH AFRICA. Nos.1 - 21. Twenty-one stapled periodicals. Well illustrated colour & b/w photos. Most copies VG+ with a few slightly shy of that. Cultural Press, Constantia 1977 to 1987
A complete run of this very well illustrated biannual periodical. Includes articles on items of african and european interest, saleroom highlights, book reviews, and more.


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#21946 Ruiters, Greg. (Ed). THE FATE OF THE EASTERN CAPE. History, Politics, And Social Policy. 352pp large format softcover. A Mint unread copy. University Of KwaZulu-Natal Press. Scottsville 2011. isbn 9781869141844
Signed by Author to ffep. 21 academic papers combining historical accounts with current socio-political analyses to present an agenda for socio-spacial justice for the people of the Eastern Cape,
#21949 Steyn, Melissa. & van Zyl, Mikki. (Eds). THE PRIZE AND THE PRICE. Shaping Sexualities In South Africa. 416pp large-format softcover. School library stamp ffep. never circulated, hence a Fine unread copy. HSRC Press. Pretoria 2009. isbn 9780796922397
Collected essays on the subject.


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#22117 Wastberg, Per. (Tr. Tom Geddes). THE JOURNEY OF ANDERS SPARRMAN. 401pp large format paperback. No inscription. a VG+ copy. Granta 2010 stated 1st edition. isbn 9781847081841
A biographical novel of Sparrman's journey to Africa. Includes selections from his own writings.


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#21902 Adams, Buck. (Ed. A. Gordon-Brown). THE NARRATIVE OF PRIVATE BUCK ADAMS. 7th (Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards On The Eastern Frontier Of The Cape Of Good Hope 1843-1848. Original grey-green cloth boards. 316pp illustrated b/w plates, line drawings, foldout map. 8vo. Owners stamp and inscription. corners bumped, eps tanned, else a very attractive clean VG copy. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First Series Vol.22 Cape Town 1941.
An account of military life on the Eastern Frontier from the perspective of an enlisted soldier. Adams wrote his account in 1884, forty years after his service in South Africa, but his account has proved to be substantially correct. He served in the War Of The Axe and was also involved in the skirmish at Driekoppen near Zwart Koppies in the Orange Free State. Interesting appendices (Lieut. Robert Arkwright, Sergeant Williams, Naval & Military Gazette, Roualeyn Gordon Cummings, Ann Moffat (female sailor), Peninsular War & Waterloo veterans in South Africa).
#21905 Baines, Thomas. (Ed. R.F. Kennedy). JOURNAL OF RESIDENCE IN AFRICA 1842-1853. Volume 1 1842-1849. Volume 2 1850-1853. Original grey-green cloth boards. 251pp 355pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Boards show considerabe insect depradations hence G- only. contents unaffected. a sound reading set. Van Riebeeck Society First Series Nos. 42, 45. Cape Town 1961 & 1964.
Thomas Baines was one of South Africa's most notable artists, recording many historical events, which he meticulously recorded both with brush and with pen. Vol.1 covers many of his journeys in the eastern Cape, with the Liddle expedition and on his own. Vol. II covers the Vaal River Expedition of 1850, in which Baines travelled through the Orange Free State and up to Potchefstroom. It concludes with the 8th Frontier War from 1850 to 1851.
#21901 Botha, C. Graham. (Preface). (Miss K.M. Jeffreys). COLLECTANEA. Original grey-green cloth boards. 141pp 8vo. Ownership inscription & stamp. spine a little darkened else a VG copy, contents excellent and overall a nicer copy than normally seen. Van Riebeeck Society. First Series No.5. Cape Town 1924.
Includes descriptions of the Cape by Ovington, 1695; Beeckman, 1715; Dampier, 1691; Rogers' Description of Natal, c. 1696; Cnoll's Dagregister van een reis naar het Warme Bad, with an English translation; Dagverhaal wegens de reis naar 't Warme Water, opgesteld door Willem van Putten, C. 1710, with an English translation; letter dated 1708 from John Maxwell to Rev. Dr Harris; Instructien gedateerd 30 Maart 1699 door Gouverneur Simon van der Stel; Instructien gedateerd 19 April 1708 door Commissaris Cornelis Joan Simons.
#22114 Crealock, Major John. (Ed. Chris Hummel). THE FRONTIER WAR JOURNAL OF MAJOR JOHN CREALOCK 1878. A Narrative Of The Ninth Frontier War By The Assistant Military Secretary To Lieutenant General Thesiger. Gilt dec chocolate cloth boards. 195pp illustrated colour & b/w plates, maps. No inscription. a Fine copy in dustwrapper. Van Riebeeck Society. Second Series No.19. Cape Town 1989. isbn 0620144556
Major John North Crealock (1837-1895) fought in a number of colonial wars, including the Indian Mutiny and the Anglo-Zulu War. This volume is a detailed account of the warfare conducted against the Xhosa in the last phases of the frontier war of 1877-1878. Opinionated and inefficient, Crealock nevertheless gives a sober account of the military situation.
#21937 Dobie, John Shedden. (Ed. Alan F. Hattersley). JOHN SHEDDEN DOBIE SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL 1862-6. Light cloth boards. 204pp illustrated b/w plates, line drawings, foldout map. 8vo. Owners inscription & stamp to front pastedown. top edge spotted o/w very minor defects only, an exceptionally clean copy with really square corners, lovely clean boards, not perfect but truly a collectable near Fine copy Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First Series Volume 26 Cape Town 1945.
After emigrating to Australia twice where he had gained experience in sheep farming he then emigrated to Natal in 1862 intending to farm sheep. He had little success and left Natal in 1866 for South America. The diary describes his attempts at pastoral farming, and his experiences in Natal.
#21928 Isaacs, Nathaniel. (Ed. Louis Herrman). TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES IN EASTERN AFRICA. With Footnotes And A Biographical Sketch. Descriptive Of The Zoolus, Their Manners, Customs, Etc. Etc. With 'A Sketch Of Natal'. Volumes 1 & 2. Original green-grey cloth boards. 291pp, 335pp. illustrated b/w plates, foldout map. 8vo. Ownership inscription and stamp. boards handled, a G+ set. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First Series Volumes 16 & 17. Cape Town 1936 & 1937 (for 1948). From the original 1837 Edward Churton edition.
One of the earliest European accounts of Natal and the Zulu kingdom. The first volume opens in 1825 when Isaacs first went to Natal, and most of the volume is devoted to Shaka and his society & culture. Isaacs returned to Natal in 1830 when Dingaan ruled and the second volume gives an account of the early white settlement there with more material on Zulu culture.
#21900 Kirby, Percival R. (Ed). A SOURCE BOOK ON THE WRECK OF THE GROSVENOR, EAST INDIAMAN. Original grey-green cloth boards. 225pp illustrate b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Owners stamp & inscriptions. eps tanned, VRS list of publications at rear annotated else a very nice clean VG+ copy. Van Riebeeck Society. First Series No.34. Cape Town 1953.
This volume is a companion to The Wreck of the Grosvenor, published by the VRS in 1927. Brings together the earliest principal source documents from which the story of the 1782 disaster can be reconstructed. Includes the official report of the East India Company by Alexander Dalrymple, numerous British official letters and newspaper reports, Journal of William Hubberley (a seaman onboard the Grosvenor), various Dutch correspondence and reports, Report of Abraham Chiron (book-keeper to the Company at the Cape), The report of the Expedition of Heligert Muller and Jan Andries Holtshausen. List of ship's company and passengers.
#21899 Kotze, D.J. (Ed). LETTERS OF THE AMERICAN MISSIONARIES 1835-1838. Original grey-green cloth boards. 294pp illustrated b/w plates, line drawings, foldout map. 8vo. Ownership stamp & inscription. spine darkened, some marks, contents excellent, a G+ copy. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First Series Vol.31 Cape Town 1950.
The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions was late to start work in South Africa. With the Cape well populated with missionaries they first concentrated initially on the Matabele in Natal and the Transvaal and later in the Eastern Cape. Their arrival coincided with the Great Trek and they were well placed to observe developments and their effect upon indigenous societies. Reproduces 75 letters from many individual missionaries on a wide range of matters both missionary and secular.
#22116 Palgrave, W.C. (Edited by E.L.P. Stals). THE COMMISSIONS OF W.C. PALGRAVE. Special Emissary To South West Africa 1876-1885. Chocolate cloth boards. 441pp. cold.frontis, illustrated b/w plates. errata slip. No inscription. a Fine copy in dustwrapper. Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No.21. Cape Town 1991 (for 1990). isbn 0620160799
William Coates Palgrave (1833-1897) was active in South West Africa (Namibia) over a period of 25 years. As Special Commissioner to Hereroland and Namaland, he undertook 5 consecutive commissions to that country on behalf of the Cape government. This volume, containing the official journals, or minutes and reports produced during the commissions, records the life of a country on the brink of colonisation.
#22115 Riou, Lieutenant. (Ed. M.D. Nash). THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE GUARDIAN. Lieutenant Riou, Commander 1789-1791. Chocolate cloth boards. 243pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. No inscription. a Fine copy in dustwrapper. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). Second Series No.20. Cape Town 1990 for 1989. isbn 0620144556
The voyage of HMS Guardian is unique in naval history. She sailed from Spithead in September 1789 with stores for Britain's new colony in New South Wales. Thirteen days out from the Cape of Good Hope she struck an iceberg that tore away her rudder and most of her keel. Half the ship's company took to the boats, only one of which survived the stormy 1300-mile voyage back to the Cape. A month later, through exemplary courage and seamanship and against all probabilities, the crippled Guardian herself sailed into Table Bay. The full and fascinating story of the Guardian's voyage is told here in the ship's logs and letters.
#21884 Ross, Edward. (Ed. Brian P. Willan). DIARY OF THE SIEGE OF MAFEKING OCTOBER 1899 TO MAY 1900. Chocolate cloth boards. 260pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Ownership stamp, minor marks to boards. a clean conservatively VG copy. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). Second Series No.11. Cape Town 1980. isbn 0620052074
Edward Ross, Mafeking's auctioneer, is best-known for his role in the production of banknotes during the siege. His diary is amongst the finest of the many accounts of the siege, recording the activities of Mafeking's residents as well as the military aspects of the siege.
#21950 Smith, Andrew. (Ed. Percival R. Kirby). ANDREW SMITH AND NATAL. Documents Relating To The Early History Of That Province. Original green-grey cloth boards. 253pp illustrated b/w plates, foldout map. 8vo. Ownership inscription and stamp. eps and top edge well tanned, one small black mark on spine else a VG copy. attractively clean. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). First Series Volume 36. Cape Town 1955.
Andrew Smith, a British doctor, journeyed to Natal in 1832, ostensibly for scientific purposes, but almost certainly operating under instructions. The text includes an account of his visit to Dingane and notes on the different tribal groups which he encountered, the Cape Town Merchants' Memorial of 1835 and some of the records of the South African Land and Emigration Association.
#21888 Somerville, William. (Ed. Edna & Frank Bradlow). WILLIAM SOMERVILLE'S NARRATIVE OF HIS JOURNEY'S TO THE EASTERN CAPE FRONTIER AND TO LATTAKOE 1799-1802. Chocolate cloth boards. 253pp. illustrated plates, foldout maps. 8vo. NOTE: Includes the replacement portrait frontis as issued by the VRS as well as the original and incorrect one of William Somerville the poet (1675-1742). VRS covering letter also included. Owners stamp. eps foxed also lightly affecting maps on the rear, else a clean conservatively VG copy. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). Second Series No.10. Cape Town 1979. isbn 062004232
William Somerville, an Edinburgh doctor, accompanied the invading forces of Major-General Craig when the British took the Cape in 1795. He remained at the Cape for some years, accompanying Major-General Dundas to the eastern districts during the height of conflict on the frontier. Subsequently he accompanied an expedition to the Orange River. On both occasions he recorded the cultures of the indigenous people whom he met, and the flora and fauna. The replacement frontis mentioned above was generally misplaced and is rarely found.
#21886 Tas, Adam. (Ed. Fouche, Leo. & Boeseken, Tr. A.J., Smuts, J.) THE DIARY OF ADAM TAS 1705-1706. Chocolate cloth boards. 403pp. illustrated plates & foldout map. 8vo. Ownership inscription and stamp. boards faded patchily, generally G+ condition. no dustwrapper. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). Second Series No.1. Cape Town 1970.
Adam Tas (1668-1722) was an early Dutch free burgher, farming in the Stellenbosch district. He is best known for the part he played in the free burgher conflicts with the Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel, concerning the corruption of Company officials and their misuse of trading monopolies. This diary, the work of an engaging and genial man, describes the comfortable life of the emerging Cape 'gentry' and the drama leading up to the arrest of Tas as the ringleader of the malcontents. The original Fouche edition of the Diary was published by the South African Library in 1914. This has been edited for readability and a new English translation provided. Both Afrikaans & English texts.
#21904 Thompson, George. (Ed. Vernon S. Forbes). TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. 2 volumes. Original grey-green cloth boards. 187pp 277pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership inscription & stamp. some foxing, boards spotty, sound G+ copies. Van Riebeeck Society First Series Nos.48, 49. Cape Town 1967 & 1968.
George Thompson, who arrived in the Cape about 1818, was a successful merchant in Cape Town. He married a Dutch woman and travelled widely in southern Africa in the early years of the 19th century. Much of this travelling was to expand the business of his company amongst the 1820 settlers of the Eastern Cape. He also travelled up to Kuruman and across to the Augrabies Falls on the Orange River. Part 1. Excursion To The Eastern Frontier Of The Colony, And To The Country Of The Bechuanas. Part 2. Excursion To The Country Of The Bushmen, Korannas, And Namaquas, &c. Part 3. Observations On The Present Condition Of The Dutch And English Inhabitants; On The Adaptation Of The Country For Further Colonization; And On Its Agricultural And Commercial Capabilities.
#21890 Thunberg, Carl Peter. (Ed. V.S. Forbes). CARL PETER THUNBERG TRAVELS AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1772-1775. Based Upon The English Edition London 1793-1795 Chocolate cloth boards. xlviii + 366pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. eps spotted also maps else contents unmarked. overall a G-VG copy. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). Second Series No. 17. Cape Town 1986. isbn 0620109815
Carl Peter Thunberg (1743), a Swede and disciple of the renowned botanist, Linnaeus the elder, was the first university graduate to travel extensively in the Cape interior, preceding the expedition of his compatriot, Anders Sparrman. Apart from recounting his three journeys - two to the Eastern Cape as far as the Sundays River, and one to the Roggeveld - he spent some time in the vicinity of Cape Town, describing the social life and customs of the inhabitants, colonial, slave and indigene. Comprises about one third of "Travels In Europe, Africa & Asia", and has been improved with a revision of the original translation and the insertion of a number of omissions therefrom.
#21891 Valentyn, Francois. (Eds. P. Serton., R. Raven-Hart,, W.J. De Kock., & E.H. Raidt, E.H.). DESCRIPTION OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE WITH THE MATTERS CONCERNING IT / Beschryvinge Van De Kaap Der Goede Hoope Met De Zaaken Toe Behoorende. Parts 1 & 2. Two volumes. Chocolate cloth boards. 367pp & 366pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Both volumes: owners inscription & stamp, fading adjacent to spines. eps & edges lightly foxed, a few light marks to boards hence G++ with unmarked contents. no dustwrappers as issued. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). Second Series Nos. 2 & 4. Cape Town 1971 & 1973. Part 5 of Valentyns original as published in Amsterdam 1726. isbn 0620000589 isbn 0620000562
The first complete English translation of Part 5 of Valentyn's work published. Includes foldout map of the Cape, and another of van der Stel's journey to what is now Springbok. The original text is side by side with the English translation.
#21903 Van Reenen, Dirk Gysbert. (Ed. W.Blommaert & J.A. Wiid). DIE JOERNAAL VAN DIRK GYSBERT VAN REENEN 1803. Grey cloth boards. vii + 322pp. illustrated foldout map. 8vo indexed. Owners stamp & inscription. prelims foxed else a G+ copy. Van Riebeeck Society. First Series No.18. Cape Town 1937.
The full English translation is on the facing page to the Dutch. This is an account of a journey to the Eastern Cape undertaken by the Governor of the Cape, J.W. Janssens and Capt Paravicini de Capelli, recorded by D.G. van Reenen. Van Reenen was a prominent burger at the Cape, a winemaker, reputed to make the best wine in the Cape, and he held the wine and meat contracts for the VOC on a number of occasions. The purpose of the journey was to inspect the land now ruled by the Batavian Government, and to settle the conflicts occurring between the Dutch burgers and the indigenous residents of the area. This is an official report with much factual information. He trekked as far east as Fort Beaufort and as far north as Colesburg.
#21935 van Reyneveld, Willem Stephanus. (Ed. H.B. Thom) WILLEM STEPHANUS VAN RYNEVELD Se Aanmerkingen Over De Verbetering Ven Het Vee Aan Die Kaap De Goede Hoop 1804. Original green-grey cloth boards. 229pp illustrated b/w plates 8vo. Ownership inscription & stamp. light insect footprints to boards, corners bumped, foxed to edges, eps, and elsewhere. generally a Good clean copy. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS) First Series Volume 23. Cape Town 1942.
English translation & original Dutch text. This volume touches on one of the most important aspects of South African economic history before the discovery of diamonds and gold. It is an early study of the livestock industry at the Cape, especially the development of the merino sheep industry. The author was a colonial-born Company official, who found favour with the British authorities when they took the Cape in 1795. Despite his pro-British sympathies, the Batavian government found his wide knowledge invaluable and asked him to report on the agricultural potential of the Cape. This report was the result.
#21952 Wangemann, Th. (Tr. J.F.W. Grosskopf). MALEO EN SEKOEKOENI. Green-grey cloth boards. xxv + 185pp. frontis. illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Ownership inscription & stamp. prelims lightly foxed else a very clean attractive VG copy. Van Riebeeck Society First Series No.38. Cape Town 1957.
Dr Theodor Wangemann was a director of the Berlin Missionary Society who came out to South Africa in 1866 to visit the mission stations throughout the country. This work, one of several which Wangemann wrote and a typical example of nineteenth-century German missionary literature, describes mission work in the Lydenburg district of the northern Transvaal.
#21887 Waterston, Jane Elizabeth. (Eds. Lucy Bean & Elizabeth van Heyningen.). THE LETTERS OF JANE ELIZABETH WATERSTON. Chocolate cloth boards. 403pp. illustrated plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. else a clean conservatively VG copy . Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). Second Series No.14. Cape Town 1983. isbn 0620073756
Jane Waterston (1843-1932) accompanied the missionary, Dr James Stewart, to the Eastern Cape when he became principal of the Lovedale Institution. There she started the Girls' Institution but her real desire was to work as a doctor amongst women in the interior of Africa. In 1874 she returned to England where she was amongst the first women to train in medicine at the London School of Medicine for Women. After a brief and disillusioning stay in Nyasaland, she moved to Cape Town where she became a notable figure, participating actively in the political life of the town. She retained her friendship with James Stewart throughout her life, writing to him regularly on a wide variety of topics.


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#22066 Brown, James Ambrose. RETREAT TO VICTORY. A Springbok's Diary In North Africa: Gazala To El Alamein 1942. Bluff cloth boards. 301pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. 8vo. No ownership inscription. VG in VG+ dustwrapper (minor nick at tail of spine, no loss, or tears). a bright attractive clean copy. Volume 7 in the South Africans At War series. Ashanti. Rivonia 1991 stated 1st edition. isbn 9781874800248
Author's diary chronicles the Allied retreat from the Gazala line; Rommel's thrust for Tobruk and its fall with the capture of nearly 40000 men; the retreat into Egypt and the South African stand at El Alamein. A worm's-eye view with an hour to hour depiction of the battle that sent the enemy back across North Africa.
#22070 Brown, James Ambrose. RETREAT TO VICTORY. A Springbok""s Diary In North Africa: Gazala To El Alamein 1942. Bluff cloth boards. 301pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. 8vo. No ownership inscription. minor shelf wear, minor spine lean. VG in VG dustwrapper (no loss, chips, or tears). a bright attractive clean copy. Volume 7 in the South Africans At War series. Ashanti. Rivonia 1991 stated 1st edition. isbn 9781874800248
Author""s diary chronicles the Allied retreat from the Gazala line; Rommel""s thrust for Tobruk and its fall with the capture of nearly 40000 men; the retreat into Egypt and the South African stand at El Alamein. A worm""s-eye view of the battle with an hour to hour depiction of the battle that sent the enemy back across North Africa.
#22069 Brown, James Ambrose. THE WAR OF A HUNDRED DAYS. Springboks In Somalia And Abyssinia 1940-41. Blue cloth boards. 301pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. 8vo. No ownership inscription. minor shelf wear, minor spine lean, f.board not flat. VG in VG+ dustwrapper (no loss or tears). a bright attractive clean copy. Volume 1 in the South Africans At War series. Ashanti. Rivonia 1990 stated 1st edition. isbn 9781874800101
Well-kown military author had covered this war for SAPA from the first skirmishes to the last battle at Amba Alagi taking 100 days to advance 1700 miles
#22068 Kros, Jack. WAR IN ITALY. With The South Africans To The Alps. Blue cloth boards. 328pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. 8vo. Neat ownership inscription ffep. minor shelf wear, minor spine lean. VG+ in dustwrapper (a little chipped at head of spine, no loss or tears). a bright attractive clean copy. Volume 8 in the South Africans At War series. Ashanti. Rivonia 1992 stated 1st edition. isbn 9781874800415
The 6th South African Armoured Division following the famous "Avenge Tobruk" slogan joined the Italian Campaign at Cassino and distinguished itself along with the SAAF, the SAEC, the Cape Corps, and the NMC in the Italian Campaign.
#22072 Orpen, Neil. VICTORY IN ITALY. South African Forces. World War II. Volume V. Blue cloth boards. 340pp. coloured frontis. illustrated b/w photos, 17 maps. 8vo. Small ownership inscription ffep. G++ condition in VG dustwrapper (crease where folded down spine else no chips, loss, or tears). a nice-looking copy. Purnell Cape Town1975. isbn 036000282X
Fifth volume of the South African official war histories.
#22076 Shaw, C. Scott. LOOKING BACK WITH LAUGHTER. The Saga Of A South African Student, Soldier, And Skypilot In Korea. Stiff printed wraps. 84pp illustrated b/w photos. map. 8vo. No inscription. wraps a little worn, contents unmarked, overall a nice VG copy. Shuter & Shooter. Pietermaritzburg 1973. isbn 0869852612
Signed by Author on title page. Author was chaplain with the famous Cheetah Squadron.
#22064 Young, P.J. BOOT AND SADDLE. A Narrative Record Of The Cape Regiment, The British Cape Mounted Rifleman, The Frontier Armed Mounted Police, And The Colonial Cape Mounted Rifleman. Black clothboards. 193pp. illustrated photos, map. 8vo. A reading copy only. sound. no dustwrapper. Maskew Miller. Cape Town nd. c.1955. 1st edtion.
Author was a member of the C.M.R. and tells of the many campaigns and duties carried out in peace and war.

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