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Catalogue of books about Africa Q223 27th June 2013
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|#22424 Murray, Marischal. UNDER LION'S HEAD. Earlier Days At Green Point And Sea Point. Printed boards. 168pp illustrated 4to. Ownership inscription ffep. eps tanned. general wear, a clean G+ copy, no dustwrapper. Balkema. Cape Town 1964 2nd edition.|
An interesting social history of what are now two prime areas of real estate within easiest reach of Cape Town.
|#22279 Richert, A. Senior. (Comp). AFRICAN COURT CALENDAR, AND DIRECTORY, FOR 1823. and African Almanack For The Year Of Our Lord 1823. Under The Sanction Of Government. Printed salmon stiff card wraps. 158pp + 32pp. 12mo. Soiled, loss to around spine, not attractive, but complete. Cape Town 1823.|
Very scarce in the original binding.
|#22284 Trefois, Clemens., Punt, William. & Ploeger, Jan. OUR CAPE GABLES / ONS KAAPSE GEWELS. Old-Dutch Stylistic Elements In South African Rural Architecture. Relics Of The Vast Dutch Commercial Empires. Military Architecture In The Netherlands And Her Former Colonies (1500-1800). Bound with original printed wraps, gilt title on black skivertex boards. 92pp stapled. illustrated b/w. 8vo. Bookplate. new binding Fine, wraps G+ else contents VG. Simon Van Der Stel Foundation. Pretoria 1968.|
English and Afrikaans text well illustrated with photos, plans, maps. Issued only to members of the foundation, and provides an introductory coverage of the three topics:
Clemens Trefois. Old-Dutch Stylistic Elements In South African Rural Architecture.
Wm. Punt. Relics Of The Vast Dutch Commercial Empires.
Jan Ploeger. Military Architecture In The Netherlands And Her Former Colonies (1500-1800).
|#22282 Worden, Nigel., Van Heyningen, Elizabeth., & Bickford-Smith, Vivian. CAPE TOWN. THE MAKING OF A CITY. An Illustrated Social History. 283pp softcover illustrated colour/b/w photos, plans, drawings. etc. 4to. VG-F condition. David Philip 2004 isbn 9780864866561|
A profusely illustrated period history of Cape Town covering the earliest beginnings of the city to the end of the 19th century. Extensive references.
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|#22407 Broster, Joan. TRANSKEI HERITAGE. 458pp illustrated paperback. Mint condition ex publisher. Bailes 2009. isbn 9780620449816|
Liberally illustrated, a mix of research and reminiscences from the early missionaries until the demise of the traders. The story of the vanishing old Transkei. (This is the same Joan Broster who co-authored "African Elegance" with Alice Mertens).
|#22286 Broster, Joan A. RED BLANKET VALLEY. Printed cloth boards. 197pp illustrated colour & b/w. 4to. No inscriptions. eps foxed. 2cm tear top of rear hinge, else a G+ copy in G+ dustwrapper (rubbed at edges, general wear but no major loss or tears). Hugh Keartland. Johannesburg 1967 1st edition,|
Author relates 17 years of knowledge of the amaQwathi tribe in Engcobo, Transkei, gained while living in close contact with the peoples. Many illustrations of them wearing traditional dress and of their distictive beadwork. Depicts tribal daily life and beliefs.
|#22355 Burton, A.W. THE HIGHLANDS OF KAFFRARIA. A Review Of Outstanding Incidents In Kafirland And British Kaffraria Leading Up To The Rise Of King William's Town, Keiskama Hoek And East London, With Special Reference To The History And Situation Of Fort Stokes. Gilt title on quarter red on grey, imit leather, with publishers gilt device front board. 67pp illus photos, maps. sm.8vo. No inscriptions. a near Fine copy in lesser dustwrapper (a little dusty and minor wear around head of spine). an attractive copy. Struik. Cape Town 1969 1st edition thus.|
Extensive coverage of the various military posts and camps of the area, places of interest around KWT, etc.
|#22330 Butler, Guy. BURSTING WORLD. An Autobiography. (1936-45). Brown cloth boards. illustrated b/w photos, drawings. 300pp. 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy in dustwrapper. David Philip. Cape Town 1983. isbn 9780908396781|
In this second volume of his autobiographical trilogy Author bursts out of his sober small-town boyhood making zestful forays into the worlds of art, anglo-catholicism, atheistic communism and alcohol. He evokes the intellectual turmoil of campus life as the world lurched towards war, while in South Africa racial prejudices and customs were crystallising into political doctrines.
|#22328 Butler, Guy. KAROO MORNING. An Autobiography (1918-1935). Brown cloth boards. 267pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy in dustwrapper. David Philip. Cape Town 1983. Africasouth Edn. isbn 0908396538|
First volume of this famous trilogy, wherein Author recounts his childhood and youth in the Karoo.
|#22353 Butler, Guy. THE PROPHETIC NUN. Sister Margaret CR, Sister Pauline CR, Sister Dorothy Raphael CSMV. Printed wraps, 127pp, well illustrated paintings, photos, drawings, 4to. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy. Random House, Johannesburg 2000. isbn 9780958419543|
The story of these 3 extraordinary women, a painter, a sculpture teacher and a social worker, who each contributed to the South African social and cultural heritage. Many examples of art and sculpture works executed by themselves, Job Kekana, and Ernest Mancoba. The paintings and carvings are to be seen in many locations in South Africa especially the Eastern Cape. Of particular note is their superb fresco above the apse of Rhodes University Chapel (St Mary & All the Angels) in Grahamstown.
|#22346 Callaway, Rev. Godfrey. PIONEERS IN PONDOLAND. Red cloth boards. 199pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. No inscription. text bound in boards upside down. insect attack visible mainly along bottom edge. no dustwrapper. Lovedale Press. nd. (1936).|
Early missionary history and endeavors in Pondoland (which was then part of Kaffraria and later annexed).
|#22256 Crampton, Hazel. THE SUNBURNT QUEEN. A True Story. 375pp large-format softcover with foldin edges to wraps. Gift inscription ffep else a VG copy. Jacana. Johannesburg 2004 1st edition. isbn 9781919931920|
Many castaways landed on the treacherous Wild Coast in the early days of sail. Author tells how they were absorbed into the local population and their influence on the history of those days. In particular a 7-year old girl became a royal Great Wife and founded a dynasty that extends into many of Xhosa royal families.
|#22470 Daniel, J.B.McI. (Ed). GRAHAMSTOWN AND ITS ENVIRONS. Printed card wraps. 40pp stapled. illustrated line drawings. maps, etc. 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy. ISER. Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1974. isbn 094998051X|
A brief survey of the city, its origins, geology, botany, zoology, prehistory, etc. Article also on the military semaphore signalling tower system used between major forts during the 19thC frontier wars. Foldout map.
|#22390 Davenport, T.R.H. BLACK GRAHAMSTOWN. Wraps. 65pp illustrated b/w photos. maps. No inscriptions, a VG+ copy. SA Institute Of Race Relations. Johannesburg 1980. isbn 0869821954|
An account of race relations in the shadow of the Group Areas Act. As an academic at Rhodes University and a town councillor, author had immediate experience of the problems created by the rigid application of the Group Areas Act which precipitated a violent response in 1980.
|#22410 Dennison, Clive. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WILD COAST. 174pp illustrated paperback. A Fine unread copy. Brevitas 2008. isbn 9781874976503|
Signed by Author on half-title page. An easy read. As well as laying out a general chonological history of Transkei & Pondoland this covers people, ships, and places. including The Grosvenor, Port St Johns, Billie Strachan, and much more.
|#22423 Dold, Tony. & Cocks, Michelle. VOICES FROM THE FOREST. Celebrating Nature And Culture in Xhosaland. Illustrated hardback 4to. Mint unread copy, ex-publisher, still in original shrinkwrap. Jacana 2012. isbn 9781431402991|
Records a wealth of information on Eastern Cape flora and fauna, Xhosa culture, and the environment. Links culture and environment together predicating that loss of cultural diversity threatens biodiversity, both must be protected.
|#22420 Edgar, Robert. BECAUSE THEY CHOSE THE PATH OF GOD. The Story Of The Bulhoek Massacre Of 24 May 1921. 67pp paperback. A Mint copy, ex-publisher Hidden Histories Series. Unisa Press 2010 revised from the original Ravan edition. isbn 9781868885442|
800 police and soldiers were sent to remove a group of "Israelites" from their holy village, Ntabelanga. After a 20 minute confrontation 200 lay dead. Looks at the how and why of this. Includes a lesson plan for educators.
|#22472 Gledhill, Eily. EASTERN CAPE VELD FLOWERS. White printed boards. 271pp. illustrated 4 coloured plates, 65 b/w plates. maps on eps. 8vo. No inscriptions. boards a little soiled else a VG copy. CPA. Cape Town 1981 updated 2nd edition. isbn 0798401079|
An authoritative source for 544 species of 125 families, now long out of print. Indexes to botanical and common names, glossary of terms, etc. Illustrated by Author.
|#22327 Gordon-Brown, Alfred. THE SETTLERS" PRESS. Seventy Years Of Printing In Grahamstown (1830-1900) Covering The Publication Of Books, Pamphlets, Directories, Almanacs, Newspapers With Historical Notes And Anecdotes And Contemporary Illustrations. Green cloth boards. 150pp illustrated b/w. No inscription. a Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (some insect attack on spine, light wear, clean). Balkema. Cape Town 1979. isbn 0869611178|
Lists of material printed in Grahamstown, and appendices on printers and bookbinders.
|#22471 Grahamstown Publicity Association. (Illus. John English) WHAT TO SEE IN GRAHAMSTOWN. 16pp stapled card wraps illustrated line drawings. Wraps tanned, stained. |
Memorials, museums, houses, etc. described with map showing location line drawings by John English
|#22447 Legassick, Martin. THE STRUGGLE FOR THE EASTERN CAPE 1800-1854. Subjugation And The Roots Of South African Democracy. 152pp paperback. A Mint copy ex-publisher. KMM. Johannesburg 2010. isbn 9780620366106|
Traces the struggles of the Xhosa and others against subjugation by the British-ruled Cape Colony in the first half of the 19thC. Examines the role played by missionaries and their societies during this period and the relationship between the British government and the London Missionary Society seeking to mobilise and "civilise" the indigenes in pursuit of an economic and political agenda.
|#22450 Logie, Bartle. SUNDAYS. Tales From A Winding River. 248pp illustrated paperback. A Mint copy ex-publisher. Bluecliff 2011. isbn 9780987001726|
A historical travelogue along the Sundays River from its sources in the mountains north of Graaff-Reinet to the sea at Colchester near Port Elizabeth.
|#22460 Lubke, Roy. & De Moore, Irene. (Eds). FIELD GUIDE TO THE EASTERN & SOUTHERN CAPE COASTS. Printed wraps. 559pp illustrated colour & b/w drawings, maps. etc. large 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG++ copy. Univerity of Cape Town 1998. completely revised 2nd edition. isbn 9781919713038|
Covering the area between Mossel Bay to the Kei River this guide covers the fauna and flora of the coast. Extensive appendices.
|#22326 Meintjes, Johannes. SANDILE. The Fall Of The Xhosa Nation. Printed cloth boards. 312pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. an exceptional VG+ copy, very attractive with nice square corners. no dustwrapper. T.V. Bulpin 1971.||£30.00|
|#22324 Moyer, Richard. (Ed). COKO. Reminiscences Of Joseph Scotch Coko, A Grahamstown Resident. Printed cream wraps. 192pp illustrated b/w photos. maps. No inscriptions. wraps spotted, crinkly, but contents clean and unmarked. Occasional Paper Number Eighteen. Institute of Social and Economic Research. Rhodes University 1973. isbn 0949980242|
Biographical material of an ordinary African man based upon 31 letters written by him between 1948 and 1963.
|#22335 O'Meara, Emily., Greaves, Duncan., & Tyler, Lyn. GRAHAMSTOWN REFLECTED. Printed boards. 159pp illustrated colour photos. 4to. with original Fuji bookmark. A Fine copy. no dustwrapper as issued. Albany Museum. Grahamstown 1995. isbn 0958320659|
Text by local author Emily O'Meara and photographs by local photographer Duncan Greaves. A lavishly illustrated look at Grahamstown, original city of the 1820 Settlers. The only book available that covers the city in such detail. Not a formal history, rather a topical record of past and present that misses little if anything of note. There are few dedicated histories of Grahamstown, Joy Collier's "Frontier Post" (1961) being one, and this fills the gap for a look at the city's heritage environment as we see it today.
|#22367 Saunders, Christopher. & Derricourt, Robin.(Eds). BEYOND THE CAPE FRONTIER. Studies In The History Of The Transkei And Ciskei. Printed card wraps. 228pp illustrated. No inscriptions. wraps tanned, contents unmarked. overall a VG copy. Longman. London 1974. isbn 0582645883|
Jeff Opland. Praise Poems As Historical Sources.
Robin Derricourt. Settlement In The Trankei & Ciskei Before The Mfecane.
William Freund. Thoughts On The Study Of The History Of The Cape Eastern Frontier Zone.
Richard Moyer. The Mfengu. Self Defence And The Cape Frontier Wars.
Robert Ross. The Griqua In The Politics Of The Eastern Transkei.
D.G.L. Craig. The Role Of The Weslyan Missionaries In Relations Between The Mpondo And The Colonial Authorities.
Basil le Cordeur. Natal And The Transkei To 1879.
|#22276 Scheltema, J.C. BAVIAANSKLOOF STORIES. 129pp paperback. A Fine unmarked copy. 2007. isbn 9780620445399|
True & tall tales as narrated by early residents of the area.
|#22333 Van der Riet, Frank. (v.d. Riet). GRAHAMSTOWN IN EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS. Blue cloth boards. 111pp illustrated b/w photos. 4to. No inscriptions. boards a little stained hence a G-VG copy in dustwrapper (a little worn along top edge but no loss). contents unmarked. South African Yesterdays Number 4. David Philip. Cape Town 1974. isbn 0949968277|
Over 130 photographs illustrate the development of the town in early years and the activities of its inhabitants during the period 1860 to 1900 (mostly 1865-1885). A separate chapter features the photographic work of Dr W.G. Atherstone using the collodion or wet-plate process.
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|#22432 Dlamini, Paulina. (Comp. H. Filter. Tr. S. Bourquin). PAULA DLAMINI. Servant Of Two Kings. 135pp illustrated softcover. A mint copy ex publisher. Killie Campbell Africana Library No.1 / University of Natal Press. 1998 rpt. isbn 9780869805237|
As a teenager Paulina Dlamini served Cetshwayo. In later life she became a Christian and spent the rest of her life in missionary work.
|#22384 Pearse, R.O. with Byrom, James. (Ill. Malcolm Pearse). BARRIER OF SPEARS. Drama Of The Drakensberg. Light blue boards. 393pp illustrated colour & b/w photos, maps. 4to. Minimal shelfwear else a Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper (lightly rubbbed and worn, no loss, chips, or tears). Southern. Johannesburg 1989 1st edition / impression thus. isbn 9781868120802|
Signed on title page "R.O. Pearse, 9 March 1991" and also inscribed "Warmest Greeting! Malcom C. Pearse". Author writes a history of the Natal Drakensberg with particular attention to climbing the many peaks. This fully revised edition is a major update in terms of conservation issues, new maps, and more coloured photographs. It also includes 3 chapters and an appendix on the Langalibalele Rebellion and the action of 4th November 1873 on the summit as an integral part of the history of the area. Further appendices on climbing techniques, maps, heights of peaks and records of first ascents.
|#22347 Roberts, Brian. THE ZULU KINGS. Red gilt boards, 38pp, 8vo, illustrated with 16 b&w photos & map, indexed. No inscription. sello residue to eps. a VG copy in dustwrapper (spine faded but no chips, loss, or tears). a clean-looking copy. Hamish Hamilton, London 1974. isbn 0241890438|
The rise and fall of the Zulu dynasty was dominated by Shaka then Dingane. Author presents Zulu history in a new light drawing on unpublished material which shows the effects of the intrigues and influence of white adventurers.
|#22278 The Natal Society. NATALIA. No.6. December 1976. Printed card wraps. 67pp. Wraps tanned. contents unmarked. Pietermaritzburg 1976.|
Contains the sermon "What Doth The Lord Require Of Us?" of Right Rev. J. Colenso D.D. as preached in the cathedral church of St Peter's, Pietermaritzburg, Wednesday March 12th 1879 with an appreciation of same.
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|#22446 Gqola, Pumla Dineo. WHAT IS SLAVERY TO ME? Post-colonial Slave Memory In Post-Apartheid South Africa. 247pp softcover. A Mint copy ex-publisher. Wits University Press 2010. isbn 9781868145072|
What does it mean for South Africans to claim slave ancestry? A study of the South African slave memory.
|#22369 Hall, Martin. THE CHANGING PAST: Farmers, Kings and Traders in Southern Africa, 200-1860. softcover 161pp. illustrated b/w photos, drawings, plans and maps. No inscriptions. a nice clean VG copy. People of Southern Africa Series. David Philip, Cape Town/James Currey, London. 1987 isbn 9780864860651||£15.00|
|#22265 Weinberg, Paul. (Photog). (Ed. Riaan de Villiers). ONCE WE WERE HUNTERS. A Journey With Africa's Indigenous Peoples. 175pp softcover illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. a Fine unread & unmarked copy. David Philip. Cape Town (2000). isbn 9780864863713|
Contributions from: Tony Weaver, Victor Munnik, Geina Mhlope, Antjie Krog, Dhyani Berger, Paul Ntiati, Chenjerai Hove, Margaret Jacobsohn, & Sergio Veiga. Contributors look at the San, Maasai, and other indigenous peoples throughout Africa. Copiously illustrated.
|#22287 Williams, John A. FROM THE SOUTH AFRICAN PAST. Narratives, Documents, And Debates. 416pp softcover. No inscriptions. a VG-Fine copy. Houghton Mifflin 1997. isbn 9780669287899|
A wide range of primary sources on topics of major historical significance. Covers the 400 year period from European-African contacts in the 17thC up to publication date. Over 80 selected items.
|#22393 Wylie, Dan. SAVAGE DELIGHTS. White Myths Of Shaka. 270pp softcover illustrated 8vo. Crease to lower corner of rear wrap else a VG-Fine copy. University of Natal Press. 2000. isbn 9780869809556|
Warmly inscribed by author to academic colleague.
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|#22338 Carothers, J.C. THE MIND OF MAN IN AFRICA. Tan cloth boards. 192pp 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. heavy sello offset to eps & d/w foldins. G++ condition in dustwrapper (price-clipped, no chips tears or loss). Tom Stacey. London 1972 stated 1st edition. isbn 0854682155|
Concerned with the mentality of man indigenous to sub-saharan Africa, both in regard to those aspects that are seen as ordinary or normal, and those that are seen as strange or disturbed by the society in which he lives.
|#22352 Hodgson, Janet. THE GOD OF THE XHOSA. A Study Of The Origins And Development Of The Traditional Concepts Of The Supreme Being. Orange cloth boards. 131pp 8vo. No inscriptions. VG in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed, light wear, no chips, loss, or tears). Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1982. isbn 0195703154|
Set within the framework of Xhosa history, indicates influences and acceptance of new elements from the incoming traditions.
|#22377 Parrinder, Geoffrey. AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY. Printed boards. 144pp illustrated colour. 4to. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in matching Fine dustwrapper. Library Of The World's Myths And Legends. Chancellor Press 1997. isbn 9781851529285|
A popular text but well illustrated with images of African art to cover the areas of creation, ancestors, birth & death, gods, spirits, the world beyond, oracles & divination, secret societies, legends, and animal fables.
|#22320 Sanders, Peter. MOSHOESHOE. Chief Of The Sotho. Brown cloth boards. 350pp illus b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Owners inscription & stamp to eps else a VG+ clean copy in Good only dustwrapper (no loss or tears). Heinemann. London 1975 1st edition. isbn 0435327933|
This is a scholarly biography of one of the great african rulers of the 19thC, Moshoeshoe, otherwise known as Moshesh. Displaced first by refugees from Shaka's attacks and then by the Afrikaners of the Great Trek, he retreated to the natural fortress of Lesotho, gaining British protection for his people and territory.
|#22317 Smith, Edwin W. & Dale, Andrew Murray. THE ILA-SPEAKING PEOPLES OF NORTHERN RHODESIA. 2 volumes. Vol.1. yellow cloth boards. 423pp. Vol.2. red cloth boards. 433pp. illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. VG+ condition in VG dustwrappers (both faded around spine but no loss or tears). University Books. New York 1968.|
Originally published in 1920 this comprehensively describes the life of the Ila people at the turn of the century in what is now Zambia & describes an Africa largely lost today.
|#22459 Thompson, Leonard. (Ed). AFRICAN SOCIETIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Historical Studies. 336pp softcover. No inscriptions. G-VG condition. Heinemann 1972 rpt. isbn 0435328816|
Contributions by D.W. Phillipson, Brian Fagan, Martin Legassick, Monica Wilson, Shula Marks, Gerrit Harinck, Alan Smith, William Lye, John Omer-Cooper, David Hammond-Tooke, Richard Brown, Anthony Atmore, & Colin Webb.
|#22339 Tobias, Phillip V. IMAGES OF HUMANITY. The Selected Writings Of Phillip V. Tobias. Grey cloth boards. 431pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy in dustwrapper (no loss, chips, or tears). Ashanti. Rivonia 1991 1st edition. isbn 9781874800231|
Includes a comprehensive bibliography of all published works. 37 selected writings published in full.
|#22378 Werner, Alice. AFRICA. (Myths & Legends Of The Bantu), 334pp illustrated photographs. paperback. No inscriptions. ff tanned. a VG copy. Myths & Legends series. Senate / Studio Editions 1995. facsimile of the edition originally published by Harrap in 1933. isbn 9781859581544|
Author visited Nyasaland & Natal in the last decade of the 19thC whereafter her writings were focussed on African themes. Not just another collection of "myths & legends", the value of this book extends beyond the bounds of the title in her analyses of these and their integration into the fabric of the societies that she investigated.
|#22469 Wilson, Monica. COMMUNAL RITUALS OF THE NYAKYUSA. Red cloth boards. 228pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. a G-VG copy in dusty spotted dustwrapper. International African Institute / Oxford University Press London 1959.|
Extends the study begun in her earlier "Rituals Of Kinship Among The Nyakyusa" to include detailed accounts of traditions of origin, cosmology, and moral values.
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|#22381 Blier, Suzanne Preston (Ed). Geary, M. Christraud, & Gaither, Edmund Barry. ART OF THE SENSES. African Masterpieces From The Teel Collection. Black cloth boards. 206pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. as new in near-new dustwrapper (minor creases at head of spine). an exceptionally clean copy. MFA. Boston 2004 stated 1st edition. isbn 9780878466597|
Over 100 art object from southern, central, & western Africa pictured and discussed.
|#22392 Clarke, Duncan. AFRICAN ART. Printed boards. 112pp illustrated folio. No inscriptions. minor bumps lower edges else a Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, one closed tear lower edge, no loss or tears). Saturn Books. isbn 9781862220171|
Shows a full range of African art - sophisticated bronze sculptures, shell and bead head dresses, carved wooden thrones, textiles. Author is at SOAS. A well illustrated introductory text.
|#22375 Eyo, Ekpo. & Willett, Frank. TREASURES OF ANCIENT NIGERIA. 161pp softcover. illustrated. square 4to. No inscriptions. not flat hence G+ only. contents unmarked. Royal Academy of Arts. London 1982-3. isbn 0002170868|
Catalogue for the exhibition entitled "Treasures Of Nigeria: Legacy Of 2000 Years".
|#22382 Herold, Erich. AFRICAN ART. 240pp illustrated 4to. No inscription. VG-Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (light wear, delaminating along edges, no chips, loss, or tears). Hamlyn 1990. isbn 0600560945|
Focussing on traditional wood-carving of figure sculptures, mask, ritual objects, it also provides descriptions of the artistry and techniques of textile decoration, basketwork, metalwork, and ceramics. A detailed coverage of a wide range of African art.
|#22376 ICAC. EXHIBITIONS. To Be Held On The Occasion Of The First International Congress Of African Culture. unnumbered. square 4to. No inscriptions. wear at head and tail of spine, wraps foxed internally o/w contents unmarked. G+ condition. National Gallery, Salisbury. August 1 - September 30 1962.|
Exhibition catalogue. Over 300 artifacts, catalogued by origin.
|#22334 Keath, Michael. HERBERT BAKER. Architecture And Idealism. 1892-1913. The South African Years. Blue cloth boards. 246pp illustrated colour & b/w photos, plans. 4to. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy in dustwrapper. Ashanti. Gibraltar 1992 stated 1st edition. isbn 9781874800378|
Baker's architectural practice produced far more than the Union Buildings which is his most famous monument in South Africa. This detailed text reviews the man and his architectural output in the areas of domestic, school, university, and church construction which stamped his style across the Cape Colony and the Transvaal.
|#22336 Nettleton, Anitra. & Hammond-Tooke, David. AFRICAN ART IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. From Tradition To Township. Red cloth boards. 252pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, light wear, no chips, loss, or tears). Donker. Johannesburg 1989 stated 1st edition. isbn 9780868521589|
Contributed essays on specialist areas:
David Hammond-Tooke. Reflections On South African Art.
Anitra Nettleton. History of Writing on Black Art in SA.
J.D. Lewis-Williams. San Rock Art.
Sandra Klopper. Carvers Kings & Thrones in 19thC Zululand.
Anitra Nettleton. The Crocodile Does Not Leave the Pool. Venda Court Arts.
Patricia Davison. The Art of the Lobedu.
Elizabeth Anne Schneider. Art & Communication. Ndsundza Ndebele Wall Decorations.
Eleanor Preston-Whyte & Jo Thorpe. Tourist Art and Cultural Expression in Contemporary Beadwork.
Frances Verstraete. Township Art. Context, Form and Meaning.
Marion Arnold. A Change of Regime, Art & Ideology In Rhodesia.
Steven Sack. Street Art in Mamelodi and other Townships.
David Koloane. The Polly Street Art Scene.
|#22462 Phillips, Tom. (Ed). AFRICA. THE ART OF A CONTINENT. Black cloth boards. 615pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy in VG- dustwrapper (one repaired closed 7cm tear from top of spine, no loss or other tears or chips). Prestel. 1995. isbn 9783791316031|
First published on the occasion of the 1995/1996 Royal Academy of Arts exhibition in London entitled "Africa: The Art Of A Continent". Over 800 colour illustrations of art from the oldest known human artefact to pieces made in living memory.
|#22370 Rembrandt van Rijn. KAAPSTADSE TRIENNALE 1991 / CAPE TOWN TRIENNIAL 1991. Printed wraps. 115pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy. Rembrandt Van Rijn Art Foundation 1991. isbn 0620160543|
Catalogue of the Cape Town Triennial Art Exhibition at the South African National Gallery. English & Afrikaans text.
|#22341 Tiley, Sian. MAPUNGUBWE. South Africa's Crown Jewels. Printed boards. 80pp illustrated oblong 4to. No inscriptions. some pages were folded in hence a near Fine copy only and in lesser dustwrapper (rubbed, some closed tears). Sunbird / University of Pretoria 2004. isbn 9781919938059|
The gold and other artifacts excavated from this archeaological site in the Limpopo Province are illustrated along with the history of these discoveries.
|#22319 Welz. Stephan. ART AT AUCTION IN SOUTH AFRICA The Art Market Review 1969 To 1995. Ochre cloth boards. 255pp illustrated 300+ colour plates. 4to. Ownership inscription ffep, corners bumped. conservatively VG in dustwrapper (still shiny, no chips, loss, or tears). Art_link. Johannesburg 1996. isbn 9780620188265|
An update to the earlier work of similar title.
|#22318 Welz. Stephan. ART AT AUCTION IN SOUTH AFRICA. Twenty Years Of Sotheby's/Stephan Welz & Co. 1969-1989. Purple cloth boards. 254pp illustrated 300+ colour plates. 4to. No inscriptions. light shelfwear along bottom edge else VG+ in VG dustwrapper (rubbed but no chips, loss, or tears). contents unmarked. Ad. Donker. Johannesburg 1989. isbn 9780868521008|
A record of 20 years of the major South African auction house. Illustrations show both local and international works auctioned.
|#22415 Wylie, Diana. ART+REVOLUTION The Life And Death Of Thami Mnyele, South African Artist. 258pp softcover. square 4to. A near Fine copy. Jacana 2008 1st edition. isbn 9781770093461|
Signed by Author on title page. Thami Mnyele's life spanned the apartheid era, he was responsible for many of those bright resistance posters of the period for the ANC & Swapo. He was killed in a 1985 SADF raid on Gaberone.
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|#22325 Giddy, Cynthia. & Jeppe, Barbara. CYCADS OF SOUTH AFRICA. Green cloth boards. 112pp folio. No inscriptions. a VG-Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper (light wear, a little tanned, no loss, chips, or tears). Struik 1984 2nd edition. isbn 9780869771952|
Each of the 29 species are described in terms of stem, leaves, seeds, & cones. Each is illustrated.
|#22274 Le Roux, Annelise. (Photos. Zelda Wahl). NAMAQUALAND. South African Wild Flower Guide 1. Printed card wraps. 336 pp illustrated. No inscriptions. slight lean else a near-new copy. Botanical Society of South Africa. 2005 3rd edition 1st imp. isbn 9781874999300|
The latest edition taking into account new taxonomic developments and adding 232 species, many of them succulents from the Richtersveld and Knersvlakte.
|#22275 Le Roux, Annelise & Schelpe, Ted. NAMAQUALAND. South African Wild Flower Guide 1. 215pp softcover illustrated. No inscriptions. small soft crease to rear lower corner else a VG+ copy. Botanical Society of South Africa. 1997. 1st edition 3rd imp. isbn 9780620121149|
A very useable field guide for travel through the Namaqualand area.
|#22311 Le Roux, P.M., Kotze, C.D., & Glen, H.F. BOSSIEVELD. Grazing Plants Of The Karoo And Karoo-Like Areas. 231pp softcover illustrated colour. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Department of Agriculture. Pretoria 1994. isbn 0621160741|
English & Afrikaans text. Each species illustrated in general and close-up views with a 0-5 star rating of usefulness and a 0-10 scale to rate palatability.
|#22468 Munday, Joan. (Illus. Joan van Gogh). POISONOUS PLANTS IN SOUTH AFRICAN GARDENS AND PARKS. A Field Guide. Printed boards. 142pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy. Delta Books 1988. isbn 9780908387571|
The book enables identification of most poisonous plants, exotic or indigenous, that are found in our gardens, parks and farms. Basic information on which components of the plants are toxic.
|#22383 Pakenham, Thomas. IN SEARCH OF REMARKABLE TREES. On Safari In Southern Africa. 208pp illustrated folio. No inscriptions. as new in matching dustwrapper. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg (2007). isbn 9781868422876|
The third "tree book" in this series by author after "Meetings With Remarkable Trees" and "Remarkable Trees Of The World". The author goes in search of the rare, the giant, the very old, the simply beautiful, those written about by the explorers of the past, and those associated with magic, folklore, or ritual.
|#22313 Stirton, C.H. PLANT INVADERS. Beautiful But Dangerous. Printed boards. 174pp illustrated b/w drawings. maps, colour photos. small oblong 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG copy in Good dustwrapper (rubbed, chipped, minor loss to front. Botanical Research Institute. Department Of Agricultural Technical Services. The Department of Nature and Environmental Conservation of the Cape Provincial Administration. Cape Town 1978 1st edition. isbn 0798400927|
A Guide To The Identification And Control Of Twenty-Six Plant Invaders Of The Province Of The Cape Of Good Hope.
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|#22329 Branch, Bill. BILL BRANCH'S GUIDE TO THE SNAKES AND OTHER REPTILES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Printed wraps 326pp illustrated colour. A Good copy. Struik 1st edition. isbn 9780869776414|
Inscribed by Author on title page thus: "All the best, Bill, Aug 88". Over 500 photographs for easy identification. The de-facto standard work for the field.
|#22253 Heemstra, Phil & Elaine. COASTAL FISHES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Printed wraps. 488pp. 8vo. An as-new uread copy. NISC / SAIAB 2004. isbn 9781920033019|
Signed by authors on title page thus: "with compliments of the authors. Phil & Elaine Heemstra". Excellent illustrations, very informative text along the lines of a field guide.
|#22306 Irwin, Michael P. Stuart. (Ill. Peter Fogarty). THE BIRDS OF ZIMBABWE. 464pp illustrated softcover. No inscriptions. wraps rubbed, spine creased, hence a Good clean copy with nice contents. Quest. Salisbury 1981. isbn 0869251554|
Very appealing colour illustrations, many full page.
|#22465 Maclean, Gordon Lindsay. (Illus. Kenneth Newman & Geoff Lockwood). ROBERTS BIRD'S OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Silver on blue skivertex. lxxx + 77 cold.plates + 871pp. A Fine copy. Cape Town. 6th edition 2001 imp. isbn 9780620175838|
This edition include all plates together, identification keys, 13 indices in various languages including German, Xhosa, & Zulu. The definitive book on South African birds. The newer 7th edition is a huge oversized +5kg volume that needs its own lectern. This 6th edition is still convenient enough to read easily.
|#22308 Pearson, E.O. & Darling, R.C. Maxwell. THE INSECT PESTS OF COTTON IN TROPICAL AFRICA. Green cloth boards. 355pp illustrated colour plates. large 8vo. Ex Pyrethrum Board of Kenya library with stamp to ffep and small pocket, no other signs of library life. spine a little dulled and corners bumped else a VG copy. no dustwrapper. Empire Cotton Growing Corporation & Commonwealth Institute of Entomology. London 1958.||£18.00|
|#22304 Pinhey, Elliot. BUTTERFLIES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Blue cloth boards. 240pp illustrated colour & b/w plates. small 8vo. Neat ownership inscription ffep. except sello offset to eps a VG copy in attractive matching dustwrapper. Nelson. Johannesburg 1965. isbn 9780349118970|
Along the lines of a field guide this provides for identification of over 350 species, more than half of the known number for the area. It also gives details of collecting and preserving butterflies and other related information.
|#22342 Skaife, S H. (revised John Ledger illus. Anthony Bannister) AFRICAN INSECT LIFE. Black cloth boards. 278pp illustrated colour & b/w photos. etc. 4to. No inscription. A VG+ copy. dustwrapper is less than Good, keeping the book clean only. Country Life Books. new 2nd edition revised. Cape Town 1979. isbn 0600349209|
Introduces the reader to the more than 100,000 insect species. Revised text incorporates the findings of modern research. New chapters contribute background information on the near relatives of African insects, plus an intro to insect collecting, study and photography. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs by Anthony Bannister. Still the best general text on this subject
|#22305 Weaving, Alan. INSECTS. A Review Of Insect Life In Rhodesia. 179pp illustrated softcover. No inscriptions. VG condition. Regal. Salisbury 1977.|
An interesting introductory work on the subject especially with reference to the locale. Many illustrations.
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|#22400 Boesak, Allan. BLACK AND REFORMED. Apartheid, Liberation And The Calvinist Tradition. 176pp paperback. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy. Black Theology Series No.2. Skotaville 1984. isbn 0947009027|
A collection of addresses by author delivered between 1974 and 1983. Also includes the well-known letters, one to the then Minister of Justice Alwyn Schlebusch and another to Bishop Desmond Tutu.
|#22435 Bottoman, Wonga Welile. THE MAKING OF AN MK CADRE. 200pp paperback. A Mint copy ex publisher. LiNc Publishers 2010 rpt. isbn 9780620443463|
Warmly inscribed by Author. Through the accounts of Webster Gcaleka this gives a picture of the general circumstances that produced the soldiers, the heroes and heroines, of the fogotten masses.
|#22429 Cherry, Janet. UMKHONTO WESIZWE. 156pp paperback. A Mint copy ex publisher. A Jacana Pocket History. Jacana 2012. isbn 9781770099616|
A broad outline of the various stages in MKs 30-year history, considers the difficult strategic and moral problems the army faced, and concludes that they fought a just war with considerable restraint.
|#22266 Davenport, T.R.H. THE AFRIKANER BOND. The History Of A South African Political Party, 1880-1911. Red cloth boards. 431pp illustrated. 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. would describe as VG except a largish hole in dustwrapper spine centering on a dib in the book spine. so a clean G+ copy only in clipped dustwrapper. Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1966.|
The first real political party to emerge in South Africa. Co-founded by Jan Hofmeyr this was the lineal antecedant of both the South Africa Party and the Nationalist Party.
|#22430 Dickinson, David. CHANGING THE COURSE OF AIDS. Peer Education In South Africa And Its Lessons For The Global Crisis. 252pp softcover. A Mint copy ex publisher. Wits University Press 2010. isbn 9781868145119|
Premises that the South African use of regular workers serving as peer educators can be as or even more effective than expert lectures. Experience has shown that grassroots intervention has proved more effective than top-down education strategies when researching the response of large companies to the epidemic.
|#22440 Ellis, Stephen. & Sechaba, Tsepo. COMRADES AGAINST APARTHEID. The ANC And Communist Party In Exile. 214pp illustrated paperback. A VG+ copy, looks unread. James Currey / Indiana University Press. 1992. isbn 9780852553527|
Tells how the SACP took over the leadership of the ANC between 1960 and 1990, details of Umkhonto Wesizwe and the history of the struggle to its succesful conclusion.
|#22434 Fig, David. URANIUM ROAD. Questioning South Africa's Nuclear Direction With Technical And Historical Explanations. 126pp paperback. A Mint copy ex publisher. Jacana 2005. isbn 9781770090927|
Author questions the validity of arguments for a nuclear power option in South Africa.
|#22421 Forrest, Kally. METAL THAT WILL NOT BEND. National Union Of Metalworkers Of South Africa 1980-1995. 566pp illustrated softcover. A Fine unread copy. Wits University Press 2011. isbn 9781868145348|
A history of NUMSA's influence in politics as Cosatu's most radical socialist affiliate, tracing their accumulation of power from a few small unions in a handful of factories to the staging of national strikes involving thousands of workers in the auto and engineering sectors.
|#22428 Glaser, Clive. THE ANC YOUTH LEAGUE. 168pp paperback. A Mint copy ex publisher. isbn 9781431404933|
The story of the ANC Youth League from its origins in the 1940 to the controversies of the Malema era. Analyses the ideology and tactics of its founders Nelson Mandela & Oliver Tambo.
|#22250 Gobodo-Madikizela, Pumla. A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT. A Story Of Forgiveness. 193pp paperback. Ffep excised, title page has loss. still a clean sound copy. David Philip 2003. isbn 9780964866301|
Eugene de Kock known as "Prime Evil" is currently serving a 212 year prison sentence for crimes against humanity. Denied amnesty by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, while many former comrades-in-murder walked free, he is the imprisoned symbol of the apartheid death squads. Author spent 46 hours interviewing de Kock in Pretoria's maximum security prison. The 2004 Alan Paton Non-Fiction Award winner.
|#22354 Hammond-Tooke, W.D. COMMAND OR CONSENSUS. The Development Of Transkeian Local Government. Terracotta cloth boards. 240pp 8vo. No inscriptions. top edge dusty, VG+ in VG dustwrapper (spine faded, light wear, no loss, chips, or tears). David Philip. Cape Town 1975 1st edition. isbn 0949968412|
Published when the homelands policy was underway and with the Transkei set to be the first independant black state under this policy
|#22412 Hassim, Shireen., Kupe, Twana., & Worby, Eric. (Photog. Alon Skuy). GO HOME OR DIE HERE. Violence, Xenophobia And The Reinvention Of Difference In South Africa. 259pp illustrated softcover. Mint unread condition. Wits University Press 2008. isbn 9781868144877|
An examination of the xenophobic attacks that started in Alexandra in 2008. Graphically illustrated.
|#22437 James, Deborah. GAINING GROUND? "Rights" And "Property" In South African Land Reform. 282pp illustrated softcover. A Mint copy ex-publisher. Wits University Press 2007. isbn 978186814433|
An ethnographic account of land issues, set in Mpumalanga.
|#22405 Nolutshungu, Sam C. CHANGING SOUTH AFRICA. Political Considerations. Printed wraps. 219pp. 8vo. indexed. Ownership inscription ffep else a VG copy. David Philip. Cape Town 1983. isbn 0908396961|
Covering Part 1: A critique of liberal and Marxist theories of social change, both of which have, for different reasons, overemphasised economic at the expense of political considerations. Part 2: The unsuccessful attempts by the South African government and white capitalism to buy off the black middle class. Part 3: The tendency of the black consciousness movement and other black popular movements towards militant nationalism and social radicalism.
|#22431 Robbins, David. BEYOND THE BILLBOARD - The LoveLife Story. 300pp illustrated softcover. A Mint copy ex publisher. Porcupine Press. Johannesburg 2010. isbn 9780620463119|
Establishing the LoveLife brand (with their controversial billboard advertising - illustrated) was a strategy that penetrated schools, clinics, and a network of outreach and education programmes.
|#22448 Shubin, Vladimir. ANC. A View From Moscow. 365pp paperback. A Mint copy ex-publisher. Jacana 2008. 2nd revised edition supercedes the 1999 Mayibuye edition. isbn 9781770096318|
Author was a high-level soviet official involved for many years in aiding the African National Congress and the SA Communist Party. A personal account of relations between the ANC & Moscow.
|#22441 Suttner, Raymond. THE ANC UNDERGROUND IN SOUTH AFRICA TO 1976. A Social And Historical Study. 198pp softcover. A Fine copy. Jacana 2008. isbn 9781770095977|
The ANC continued its work in South Africa after its 1960 banning and the imprisonment of its leaders, thus enabling it to be the prime political beneficiary of the Soweto uprising and the later negotiated setllement in South Africa.
|#22418 Tetelman, Michael. WE CAN! Black Politics In Cradock, South Africa 1948-1985. 217pp paperback. A Mint copy ex-publisher. Eastern Cape Themes No.1. ISER & Cory Library, Rhodes University. 2012. isbn 9780868106021|
This monograph reflects the broader freedom struggle at the community level of one town, Cradock, in the Eastern Cape.
|#22419 Tucker, Pat., Lissoni, Arianna. et al. (Eds). ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE ANC. Debating Liberation Histories Today. 396pp softcover. A Mint copy ex publisher. Wits University Press 2012. isbn 9781868145737|
Contributions from Ariannea Lissoni, John Soske, Natasha Erlank, Noor Nieftagodien, & Omar Badsha.
|#22416 Welsh, David. THE RISE AND FALL OF APARTHEID. 647pp paperback. A Fine unread copy. Jonathan Ball 2010 rpt. isbn 978186423521|
Looks at how South Africa made the change from the apartheid state to a democratic one-man one-vote democracy short-circuiting the expected civil war.
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|#22344 Brown, A. Samler. & Brown, Gordon G. THE SOUTH AND EAST AFRICAN YEAR BOOK AND GUIDE 1932. With Atlas And Diagrams. Pictorial grey-green cloth boards. 921pp text, 64pp maps, advts. G-VG condition. ff tanned but else a very clean, sound and attractive copy. For the Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company. 38th edition. Sampson Low Marston. London 1932.|
A compendium of facts for the traveller. The maps covered all of Southern Africa and up to the Sudan & Abyssinia including South Africa and the inclusive territories of Swaziland and Basutoland, the Southern & Northern Rhodesias, Kenya, Nyasaland, Tanganyika, Uganda, Bechuanaland and South West Africa.
|#22475 Chase, John Centlivres. THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE AND THE EASTERN PROVINCE OF ALGOA BAY. With Statistics Of The Colony. Edited by Mr Joseph S. Christophers. Gilt on brown skivertex boards. xvi + 358pp illus b/w engravings, maps (one foldout), etc. No inscriptions. edge of map protruding from text block has suffered severe insect attack hence a VG- copy without dustwrapper. Facsimile edition of the 1893 Pelham Richardson edition. Africana Collectanea Series Vol.XXV. C. Struik. Cape Town 1967. isbn 9780743252227|
Copy No.729 of 750. Originally published as a guide to the settlement and as a handbook for the colonist, detailing matters such as sheep, tobacco, ports, education, law, etc. including numerous statistical and reference appendices.
|#22345 Doke, C.M., Malcolm, D.M., Sikakana, J.M.A., & Vilakazi, B.W. ENGLISH-ZULU ZULU-ENGLISH DICTIONARY. Softcover. 572pp + 918pp. No inscriptions. G+ condition, shows general use. Witwaterand University Press combined edition. 1990. 1st edition thus. isbn 9781868141609|
Combines the English-Zulu Dictionary (Doke & Vilakazi, 1953) with the Zulu-English Dictionary (Doke, Malcom, & Sikakana, 1958) for the first time.
|#22321 Grobler, E., Prinsloo, K.P., & van der Merwe, I.J. LANGUAGE ATLAS OF SOUTH AFRICA: Language And Literacy Patterns. Printed blue boards. 74pp illustrated coloured maps. folio. No inscriptions. lightly rubbed else VG+ condition. Human Sciences Research Council. Pretoria 1990. isbn 0796908303|
23 maps chart the demographics of, and literacy in, the various languages spoken in South Africa.
|#10783 Inter-Territorial Language Committee of the East African Dependencies. (Comp. Frederick Johnson). A STANDARD ENGLISH-SWAHILI DICTIONARY. Brown cloth boards. 635pp. Ownership stamps feps & title page, bumped lower edges and corners. an attractive & very clean VG copy. no dustwrapper. Oxford University Press. London 1942 reprint.|
Founded on Madan's English-Swahili Dictionary under the direction of the late Frederick Johnson.
|#22391 Inter-Territorial Language Committee of the East African Dependencies. (Comp. Frederick Johnson). A STANDARD SWAHILI-ENGLISH DICTIONARY. Tan cloth boards. 548pp 12mo. Ownership stamp ffep. top edge dusty else a Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (spine tanned, no loss or tears). Oxford University Press 1967 rpt.|
Founded on Madan's English-Swahili Dictionary under the direction of the late Frederick Johnson.
|#22343 Johnstone, Sir Harry H. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE BANTU AND SEMI-BANTU LANGUAGES. Green cloth boards. 815pp + maps. A working copy only. sound but unattractive, front board and foredge subject of savage insect attacks. shaken, many pages unopened along top edge. ff tanned. Oxford University Press. 1919.||£30.00|
|#22386 Joyce, Peter. WORLD ATLAS FOR SOUTH AFRICANS. 240pp paperback. tall 4to. No inscriptions. soft crease lower front corner hence a VG+ copy only. Sunbird 2008. (later than the 2003 edition from Jonathan Ball). isbn 9781919938943|
Based upon Collins World Atlas. With +30pp encyclopedic information on South Africa demographics, environment, climate, vegetation, etc.
|#22387 Norwich, Oscar I. MAPS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Brown cloth boards. 88pp illustrated tall 4to. No inscriptions. top corners bumped hence a VG+ copy in dustwrapper. Donker / Jonathan Ball 1993 stated 1st edition. isbn 9780868521992|
The definitive general reference work on the subject. Excellent illustrations.
|#22425 Norwich, Oscar I. & Kolbe, Pam. MAPS OF AFRICA. An Illustrated And Annotated Carto-Bibliography. Bright blue buckram boards. 444pp illustrated 4to. Owners inscription. a near-Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (worn, chipped around head of spine and adjacent, no major loss or tears). Donker. Johannesburg 1983 stated 1st edition. isbn 0868520284|
The standard work on maps of Africa.
|#22292 Oxford University Press. (Ed. Kathryn Kavanagh). OXFORD SOUTH AFRICAN CONCISE DICTIONARY. Second Edition. Edited By The Dictionary Unit For South African English. Blue cloth boards. 1388pp. No inscriptions. a near Fine copy that has seen minimal use in VG+ dustwrapper (shows light wear only, no chips, tears, or loss). Oxford University Press. South Africa 2010. isbn 9780195982183|
The definitive dictionary on South African english.
|#22388 Reader's Digest. ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Printed boards. 232pp 385h x 275w. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy. no dustwrapper. Readers Digest. Cape Town 1994 1st edition. isbn 9781874912286|
Africa south of the Sahara at 1:7500000. Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho at 1:2500000.
South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland at 1:500000. Tourist areas at 1:250000 and urban areas at 1:50000.
|#22310 Readers Digest. ATLAS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Silver title on blue skivertex boards. 256pp folio. Neat ownership inscription. small split near bottom of front joint. a little shaken else contents excellent. no dustwrapper. Reader's Digest 1984. isbn 0947008020|
Based on Government survey maps to cover South Africa and the adjacent and inclusive territories in 1:500000 & 1:250000 scales with 1:50000 for urban areas.
|#22394 Rycroft, D.K. ("Mkhosi"). CONCISE SISWATI DICTIONARY. SiSwati-English / English-SiSwati. Printed boards. 189pp 8vo. A Mint unused copy. J.L. van Schaik. 1982 2nd edition. isbn 062701190X|
A bilingual dictionary for SiSwati, the language of Swaziland. Nice hardback edition.
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|#22290 Cole, Barbara. THE ELITE. The Story Of The Rhodesian Special Air Service. Blue cloth boards. 449pp illustrated colour & b/w photos, maps. large 8vo. Gift inscription. spine lean. a Good copy in dustwrapper (repaired at head of spine, no major loss or tears), a nice reading copy. Three Knights. Amanzimtoti 1984. isbn 0620074213|
Covers the history of the Rhodesian SAS from early days in the Western Desert during World War 2 until the decolonisation by the British in 1980 including detailed coverage on ops during the guerilla war. Roll of Honour.
|#22303 Daly, Lt.Col. Ron Reid. (Peter Stiff). SELOUS SCOUTS TOP SECRET WAR. As Told To Peter Stiff. Brown cloth boards. 432pp. illustrated colour & b/w photos. 8vo. Gift inscription on dedication page. light shelfwear and spine lean hence a G+ clean copy in VG d/w (a little tanned as often, light chipping to head and tail of spine, no loss or tears). Galago. 2nd edition 1982 3rd impression. isbn 0620057718|
The Scouts were the top unit in the bush war with the objective of the clandestine elimination of terrorists. They never received official recognition before being informally disbanded as part of the settlement agreement with Robert Mugabe.
|#16976 Hole, Hugh Marshall. THE JAMESON RAID. Dark blue cloth boards. 306pp illustrated b/w plates, large foldout map. Original navy boards, rebacked with original spine (was chipped at head and tail with minor loss) carefully laid down and new toned eps. a clean and attractive copy, foldout map as new. Philip Allan. London 1930 1st edition.|
Author was private secretary to Dr Jameson during 1891-1893, and in the employ of the British South Africa Company was privy to the company of many of those involved in the Reform movement. Written with the benefit of some 30 years of hindsight.
|#22285 Klein, Harry. SPRINGBOKS IN ARMOUR. The South African Armoured Cars In World War II. Black cloth boards 338pp illustrated b/w photos, maps, 8vo. Gift inscription ffep. VG condition. no dustwrapper. A reading copy which is particularly clean and bright. Purnell. Cape Town (1965).|
Covers South African armoured forces in the Abyssinia, Middle East, and Madagascar campaigns.
|#22251 Reitz, Deneys. COMMANDO. A Boer Journal Of The Boer War. Brown cloth boards. 320pp illustrated colour & b/w. 4to. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 1990 1st South African edition thus. isbn 9780947464219|
Illustrated edition of this South African classic. Includes the original Preface by Jan Christian Smuts and a new introduction by Thomas Pakenham.
|#22414 Stiff, Peter. WARFARE BY OTHER MEANS. South Africa In The 1980s And 1990s. Dark green cloth boards. 600pp illustrated colour & b/w photos. Mint condition, ex-publisher, in dustwrapper. Galago. Alberton 2001. isbn 9781919854014|
Covers Mike Hoare's abortive Seychelles coup attempt; behind-the-scenes cooperation of the SADF with Inkatha & the Witdoekies; and right-wing organisations such as Eugene Terre Blanche's AWB and General Constand Viljoen's Afrikaner Volksfront. Much of the book relies on oral testimony, and it is the second volume of authors "South Africa Secret Warfare" trilogy, with THE SILENT WAR and THE COVERT WAR being the matching volumes.
|#22160 Stubbs, Major-General Francis W. HISTORY OF THE ORGANIZATION, EQUIPMENT, AND WAR SERVICES OF THE REGIMENT OF BENGAL ARTILLERY. Compiled From Published Works, Official Records, And Various Private Sources. 3 volumes red cloth boards. 8vo. images available on request. Vol.1 rebound red cloth boards with original spine, front & rear cloth, all laid down. Vol.2 original boards, spine faded, insect depredations. Vol.3 rebound with original spine and front title laid down. sound copies. Henry S. King (Vols.1 & 2) 1877 & W.H. Allen (Vol.3) 1895.|
A truly unique item. Authors own copies with his bookplate to Volume 1 and the following inscription ffep: "Private copy for information and additions". The neat correctional and informational annotations throughout the three volumes are in the same hand, and appeared in a later printing. There are tipped-in new handwritten paragraphs, tables, appendices, etc. Scarce. Handwriting verified. Images upon request.
|#22281 Uys, Ian. ROLLCALL. The Delville Wood Story. Ochre cloth boards. 302pp illustrated b/w 8vo. No inscriptions. a near-Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (small cut top front, no loss, tears, or chips). Uys Publishers. Johannesburg 1991 1st edition. isbn 9780958317313|
Author's third book on the battle of Delville Wood. Extensive appendices include full rollcall. With 10 years of research behind him, author's computer analysis of records has produced more reliable statistics than hitherto available.
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