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Catalogue of books about Africa Q234 22nd April 2015

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#23559 Burman, Jose. SO HIGH THE ROAD. Mountain Passes Of The Western Cape. Navy cloth boards. 157pp illustrated small 4to. Neat ownership inscription. lower corners bumped, some minor tanning, G-VG condition, no dustwrapper. the rear foldout map is intact, tanned but with one minor tear only. Human & Rousseau 1963 1st edition.
Signed by Author. Foreword by H.F. Verwoerd. A well illustrated review of many famous early roads and mountain passes of the Western Cape.
#23572 Nimmo, Arthur. THE KNYSNA STORY. Gilt on blue cloth boards. 152pp. illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. VG+ in VG dustwrapper (clipped, tanned inside top edges, no chips, tears, or loss). A nice copy. Juta. Cape Town 1976. isbn 0702107514
The story of the Outeniqua area. Covers the Outeniqua gold-rush, the great fire, the plundering of the forests, the houtkappers, and more.
#23587 Rosenthal, Eric. THE CHANGING YEARS. A History Of The Cape Province Municipal Association. Pale blue cloth boards. 164pp illustrated 4to. Spine sunned, eps foxed. Good reference copy, no dustwrapper. Cape Province Municipal Association 1957.
Copy No.305 of 1000.
#23576 Tapson, Winifred. (Illus. Leng Dixon & John McDonough). TIMBER AND TIDES. The Story Of Knysna And Plettenberg Bay. Printed paper covered boards. 199pp illustrated b/w photos, drawings, fold-out genealogy chart at rear for George Rex. Gift inscription else a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (minor wear, spine fading). An attractive clean copy. Juta. Cape Town 1973 4th edition. isbn 0702104558
Covers the subject areas of George Rex of Knysna, allegedly the son of King George III and Hannah Lightfoot, and the ships associated with this port.
#23582 Thesen, Hjalmar. (Illus. Cora Coetzee). COUNTRY DAYS. Chronicles Of Knysna And The Southern Cape. Brown boards. 168pp illustrated 8vo. Gift inscription ffep else VG in G+ dustwrapper (spine tanning, light wear along top edge, cup ring to rear. no chips or loss or tears). David Philip. Cape Town 1974 1st edition. isbn 0949968390
Signed by Author on title page. Essays originally published as a fortnightly column in the Eastern Province Herald (the Port Elizabeth daily newspaper).
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#23606 Bladen, Dick. ALIVE TO TELL THE TALE. 128pp paperback. A VG copy. Self 2004. isbn 0620332220
Signed by author on title page. Hijacked by thieves as his Southwell farm, the 73-year old author drove off the road at high speed to foil his attackers - living to tell the tale.
#23570 Burton, A.W. SPARKS FROM THE BORDER ANVIL. A Record Of Remarkable And Inspiring Events And Of Progressive Enterprise On The Long-Contested Cape Frontier, Now The Border Districts Of The Cape Province. Red cloth boards. 293pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Inscriptions on title page. spine faded else a sound reference copy. Provincial. King Williams Town. 1950.
Signed by Author on half-title page. With 85 illustrations. Tales of pioneers in the areas east of the Great Fish River. Much on witchcraft, Nongqawuse and the great cattle killing of 1856, a chapter on a voyage to the border area in 1862 on the Union Line R.M.S. Dane. An interesting survey of the history and events in the border area.
#23618 Butler, Guy. WHEN BOYS WERE MEN. Blue cloth boards. 275pp 8vo. No inscriptions. G++ in Good dustwrapper (rubbed at spine edges and some insect depredations through folds). OUP, Cape Town 1973 1st edition. isbn 0196371007
Signed by Author on title page. The narrators are under 21 and their adventures and experiences as told here happened in S.A. before 1875. We see the 1820 migration from Britain to a hostile and unfamiliar country, the agony of the Frontier Wars and later the excitement of the diamond rush.
#23617 Godlonton, R. & Irving, Edward. NARRATIVE OF THE KAFFIR WAR 1850-1851-1852. (Parts 1 & 2). Green vynide boards. 351pp + 160pp (112pp + index). 8vo. No inscriptions. ff tanned else VG condition. Struik 1962. Facsimile reprint of the 1851 Pelham Richardson edition
Copy No.476 of 750. Includes 112pp from Part 2, never printed before. The edition was later limited to 500 copies according to publisher's stamp in the book and despite the printed limitation of 750 copies. The true number may be more than 500 and less than 750.
#23611 Maxwell. Christopher. A PASSION RUNS THROUGH IT. A St Andrew's College Rugby Story. 137pp illustrated paperback. VG+ condition. Self 2008. A history of rugby at St Andrew's College, Grahamstown isbn 9780620422765
Gift inscription from Author on ffep. A history of rugby at St Andrew's College, Grahamstown.
#23579 Metrowich, F.C. ASSEGAI OVER THE HILLS. Green cloth boards. 215pp illustrated b/w plates. maps on eps. Boards spotted, neat ownership inscription, spine tanned. a Good only but sound copy. no dustwrapper. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1953 1st edition.
Signed by Author on title page. The story of the Eastern Cape. A collection of the more than 30 historical gems of the region.
#23569 Pretorius, Dirk J.J. IN THE DAYS OF THE SETTLERS. Stapled booklet, 38pp, illustrated b/w photos, drawings, maps, fold-out map rear. VG condition. Grocott & Sherry, Grahamstown, 1956
A Commemorative Brochure To Mark The Second Historical Pilgrimage In Settler Country Radiating From The 1820 Settler Village Of Bathurst To Barville Park, Shaw Park, Cuylerville, Kaffir Drift On Settler's Day 1957.
#23553 Rainier, Margaret. MADONELA. Donald Strachan - Autocrat Of Umzimkulu. 361pp paperback illustrated. Fine condition. Rainier 2003. isbn 9780868103921
Trader, farmer, magistrate, military commander, and parliamentarian, Donald Strachan was a pivotal figure in the Transkei during the second half of the 19thC. This record is based upon contemporary official and personal records as well as oral tradition and establishes Strachan's role in the events of his day. Extensive notes.
#23551 Randell, Dorothy. GRAHAMSTOWN MAGIC. Exploring With A Sketchbook. Red printed wraps. oblong 8vo. 48pp illustrated b/w sketches and accompanying text. No inscription. dusty, ff lightly tanned, rear wrap faded. overall G++ condition. Grahamstown 1980.
Signed by Author inside front wrap. Neat pencil sketches, mainly of older houses and buildings - many of settler vintage - to be seen around the city.
#23412 Randell, George. BENCH AND BAR. A Record Of The Judges Of The Supreme Court Of The Eastern Cape, And Some Advocates Of The Grahamstown Bar. Red printed wraps 152pp 8vo. A Fine copy. Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown nd. (post 1985).
Lists Judges from 1864 to 1985 and Judges President from 1880 to 1985.
#23555 Randell, George and Dorothy. "WE ALL LIVED HERE". 1822-1977 Printed canvas wraps. 73pp. illustrated colour and b/w photos, drawings etc. 4to. Rear wrap foxed hence VG only, clean attractIve copy with contents unmarked. Self published. Grahamstown 1977.
Signed by both authors. The story of a house (The Retreat, situate on the corner of Somerset and Prince Alfred streets) in Grahamstown and it's previous owners, beginning with Piet Retief.
#23411 Randell, George. (Illus. Dorothy Randell). GENTLEMEN OF THE LAW. An Account Of Some Of The Legal Firms And Practitioners Of The Eastern Cape. Printed green wraps. 196pp paperback illustrated photos. drawings. 8vo. Eps only show feint foxing, else a VG copy. Lovedale Press. Alice 1982 1st edition.
Signed by author. Copy No.244 of 700. Full of amusing anecdotes, the Author covers the area topographically, giving biographies of leading legal personalities in Grahamstown and other Eastern Cape towns.
#23655 Smith, Rosemary. SWIMMING WITH COBRAS. 169pp paperback. VG+ condition. Modjaji 2011. isbn 9781920397371
Autobiography of a life in Grahamstown. As a social worker the Author found herself dealing with forced removals, detentions, and the full force of the apartheid ruling of the time.
#23557 Thorpe, C. THARFIELD. An Eastern Cape Farm. Printed wraps, 97pp, illustrated 8vo. Wraps well foxed, a Good sound copy, unmarked internally. Grocott & Sherry, Grahamstown 1978.
Signed by the author.
#23632 Van der Riet, Frank. (v.d. Riet). GRAHAMSTOWN IN EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS. Blue cloth boards. 111pp illustrated b/w photos. 4to. No inscriptions. minor tanning to eps else a VG copy in Good dustwrapper (worn, repaired at rear, no loss). South African Yesterdays Number 4. David Philip. Cape Town 1974.
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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GENERAL AFRICANA (History, unclassified)

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#23616 Cory, G.E. THE RISE OF SOUTH AFRICA. Volume 3. From 1834 To 1838. Green vynide boards. 447pp illustrated 8vo. Eps & edges tanned else a VG copy. map at rear clean with no tears. Struik 1965. Facsimile reprint of the 1930 Longman Green edition.
Subtitled "A History Of The Origin Of South African Colonisation And Of Its Development Towards The East From The Earliest Times To 1857".
#23609 Hofmeyr, Jan H. SOUTH AFRICA. Green cloth boards. 331pp 8vo. School library lable to front pastedown & library code on faded spine. a G++ clean sound copy. foldout map at rear intact with no tears. Ernest Benn. London 1932. isbn 9780798131766
An informal history of South Africa and consideration of the political problems then apparent.
#23619 Kennedy, R.F. AFRICANA REPOSITORY. Notes For A Series Of Lectures Given To The Hillbrow Study Centre From March To May 1964. Tan buckram boards. 178pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. VG+ in G-VG dustwrapper ( some minor tears and wear, no loss). Juta 1965.
An interesting pot-pourri. Chapter 1. The Great Collectors And Their Collections ... Chapter 2. The Portuguese Period - Mainly Shipwrecks. Chapter 3. The 17thC - Mainly Dutch but inc. Terry, Herbert, Tachard, Leguat, et al. Chapter 4. Story Of The "Stavenisse", The "Good Hope", The "Bonaventura", The "Centaurus", & The "Noord". Chapter 5. The 18thC Before The First British Occupation. Chapter 6. The First British Occupation, The Period Of The Batavian Republic And William Burchell. Chapter 7 . Some Missionaries. Chapter 8. Some Illustrated Books Of The 19thC. Chapter 9. Cornwallis Harris And Other Soldier Artists. Chapter 10. Angas, Baines, Bowler, And L'Ons. Chapter 11. Some Johannesburg Africana.
#23577 Laidler, Percy Ward. & Gelfand, Michael. SOUTH AFRICA, ITS MEDICAL HISTORY 1652-1898. Maroon skivertex boards. 536pp illustrated large 8vo. No inscriptions. top edge spotted hence VG condition in VG dustwrapper (wear at head of spine, rubbed but no loss or tears). Struik 1971. isbn 0869770039
Limited edition. Copy No.1338 of 2000. A comprehensive survey of South Africa's medical history from earliest times. Over 70 illustrations and maps.
#23585 Rosenthal, Eric. THE HINGES CREAKED. True Stories Of South African Treasure Lost And Found. Yellow cloth boards. 201pp illustrated 8vo. Edges spotted, eps tanned. G-VG condition, boards very bright but no dustwrapper. Timmins. Cape Town 1951.
Tales of treasure lost and treasure found in South Africa and around its coast.
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ANTHROPOLOGY (including African religion, myth & legend)

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#23367 Bigalke, E.H. ANNALS OF THE CAPE PROVINCIAL MUSEUMS. Volume 9. Part 4. Dress, Personal Decoration And Ornament Among The Ndlambe. Printed wraps, Stapled, p.65-p.90, 184mm wide x 240mm high. New unread copy. Cape Provincial Museums, Albany Museum, Grahamstown. Natural History. Volume 9. Part 4. 31st December 1972.
The Ndlambe tribe is part of the Xhosa tribal cluster of the Transkei and Ciskei. Though the Ndlambe previously occupied a larger area, they are today confined to the East London district, where some 30 000 of them live in five discrete area lying between the Kwelera and Chalumna rivers.
#23359 Bigalke, E.H. ANNALS OF THE CAPE PROVINCIAL MUSEUMS. Volume 9. Part 9. The Exploitation Of Shellfish By Coastal Tribesmen Of The Transkei. Printed wraps, Stapled, p.159-p.175, 184mm wide x 240mm high. New unread copy. Cape Provincial Museums, Albany Museum, Grahamstown. Natural History. Volume 9. Part 9. 13th December 1973.
The consumption of shellfish by non-Bantu groups who lived along the south and south-east coast of South Africa has been extensively documented in archaeological literature. Traveller's accounts and early ethnographic descriptions of the Bantu-speaking peoples of present-day Transkei and Ciskei with few exceptions stress the absence of a tradition of fishing, often ascribing it to a prohibition against eating fish. The study fills a gap in the ethnography of the Southern Nguni living in the coastal districts of the Transkei.
#23157 Bigalke, E.H. ANNALS OF THE CAPE PROVINCIAL MUSEUMS. Volume VI. Part 1. Notes On The Place Of Domestic And Indigenous Animals In Cape Nguni Life. Printed wraps, stapled, 16pp. A4. illustrated photos. New unread copy. Cape Provincial Museums, Albany Museum, Grahamstown. Natural History. Volume VI. Part 1. 15th December 1966.
Particularly refers to the Xhosa people of the Eastern Cape, this paper is based upon accounts from the time when the practices described were still part of daily life, supported and illustrated by items from the museum collection.
#23158 Fock, G.J. ANNALS OF THE CAPE PROVINCIAL MUSEUMS. Volume VI. Part 11. Non-Representational Rock Art In The Northern Cape. Printed wraps, stapled, 33pp. A4. illustrated photos, map. New unread copy. Cape Provincial Museums, Albany Museum, Grahamstown. Natural History. Volume VI. Part 11. 6th May 1969.
Deals with the area north of the Orange River locating, categorising, and describing the examples
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BIOGRAPHY (including genealogy, family & company histories)

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#23608 Benson, Mary. A FAR CRY. The Making Of A South African. 254pp paperback. No inscription. VG condition. Penguin 1990. isbn 9780140108583
Autobiography of anti-apartheid activist.
#23558 Duminy, Andrew. & Guest, Bill. INTERFERING IN POLITICS. A Biography Of Sir Percy Fitzpatrick. Red cloth boards. 289pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. G-VG condition in dustwrapper (rubbed but no loss or tears). Lowry 1987 1st edition. isbn 9780947042134
Looks at some of the issues normally sidestepped in earlier biographies especially his involvement in the Jameson Raid and the South African war. His position as an advocate for mining interests during the Milner administration is also examined.
#23626 Forbes, Gordon. A HANDFUL OF SUMMERS. Foreword by Peter Ustinov. 330pp paperback. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Penguin 1995. isbn 9780140250541
Biography of one of South Africa's legendary tennis stars. Written tongue-in-cheek this gives a good look at tennis in the 1950s and 60s.
#23536 Frost, Trevor. SCORCHED SANDS OF THE KALAHARI. Sequel to 'Drilling Where Leopards Cough'. 374pp paperback. A Mint copy. Self 2014. isbn 9781499559484
Jam-packed with true adventure - bringing up children in the remote areas of Botswana, drilling for diamonds, divining, and all that goes with life in Southern Africa.
#23610 Graaff, Sir De Villiers. DIV LOOKS BACK. The Memoirs Of Sir De Villiers Graaff Printed boards. 301pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. No inscriptions. lightly rubbed, spine faded else VG condition. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1993 1st edition. isbn 9780798131766
Leader of the United Party from 1956, almost 30 years in politics, he describes many of the famous personalities of his era, including Louis Botha, Jan Smuts, Hendrik Verwoerd, John Vorster, Harry Oppenheimer, Hastings Banda, Harold Macmillan, and more.
#23669 Leipoldt, C. Louis. BUSHVELD DOCTOR. 259pp softcover. No inscriptions. small corner crease to rear wrap else VG condition. Lowry 1989. isbn 9780947042257
Author was appointed as the first Medical Inspector of Schools in the Transvaal in the early part of the 20th Century. He records his experiences in the far flung places he was engaged to visit. The children (and in fact all inhabitants of that area) in the Lowveld schools were ravaged by the two chief Bushveld diseases, malaria and bilharziasis. His enduring love of the bush is recorded with chapters on the wildlife there. He also comments on the various peoples that he engaged with. A nostalgic record of the times.
#23403 MacKenzie, Craig. & Sandham, Tim. (Eds). A BOSMAN COMPANION From Abjaterskop To Zwingli. 272pp softcover 4to. A Mint copy in publisher's sealed wrap. Human & Rousseau 2012. isbn 9780798152532
All aspects of Bosmans life encyclopedically arranged, photographs, maps, a chronology and an 8-page colour section of his paintings and drawings. Essential compendium for the Bosman enthusiast.
#23561 Niven, Cicely. JOCK AND FITZ. In Commemoration Of The Sixtieth Anniversary Of The First Publication Of 'Jock Of The Bushveld'. Brown & cream cloth boards. 82pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. VG in G+ dustwrapper (rubbed, a little chipped, no loss or tears). Longmans 1968.
Contents: J.P. Fitzpatrick "Jock Of The Bushveld, And Those Who Knew Him", Cecily Niven "Percy Fitzpatrick the Mere Narrator", "Edmund Caldwell- The Artist", "The Jock Of The Bushveld Road", & "The Why And The Wherefore".
#23581 Rosenthal, Eric. MEMORIES & SKETCHES. The Autobiography Of Eric Rosenthal. Red cloth boards. 218pp. illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. eps & edges show light foxing else VG in Good dustwrapper (faded spine, rubbed, minor wear and tears, small loss front bottom). Donker. Johannesburg. 1979 1st edition. isbn 0949937614
One of the SABC's favourite radio personalities and a prolific author on local historical matters. Originally qualified as an attorney he soon launched into journalism. The book is illustrated with his sketches.
#23554 Vaughan, Iris. THE DIARY OF IRIS VAUGHAN. Plum cloth boards. 62pp 8vo. No inscriptions. VG++ condition in dustwrapper. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1984 reprint. isbn 0869781278
The humorous diary of a young girl living in the Eastern Cape in the early years of the 20thC. Originally printed in serial form in "The Outspan" this is a staunch South African favourite.
#23603 Willemse, Hein. (Ed). MORE THAN BROTHERS. Peter Clarke & James Matthews. Printed boards. 143pp illustrated 4to. Ex library. stamps to ffep and edges thus VG. contents excellent. Kwela 2000. isbn 9780795700958
Biography of two artists who were born within days of one another and forged a lifelong friendship. Clarke the painter and Matthews the poet.
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#23601 Baden-Powell, Lord. MORE SKETCHES OF KENYA. Decorated avocado cloth boards. 151pp 8vo. Neat ownership inscription. edges & eps foxed extending some pages in at each end of the book. Else a very clean attractive VG copy in G-VG dustwrapper (tanned, chipped, clipped, no major loss or tears). Macmillan 1940.
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#23580 Bulpin, T.V. TRAIL OF THE COPPER KING. Yellow paper-covered boards. 239pp illustrated 8vo. Gift inscription. some spotting to edges of boards. a Good sound copy, contents excellent. no dustwrapper. Timmins. Cape Town 1959. 1st edition.
"The story of Orlando Baragwanath, prospector, known as 'The Copper King', who lived to find with Frank Lewis the copper belt of Northern Rhodesia".
#23589 Heidgen, Heinz. (Illis. Gottfried Pils). THE DIAMOND SEEKER. The Story Of John Williamson. Blue cloth boards. 139pp illustrated 8vo). Sello marks to ffep. light foxing here and there throughout. A Good copy, no dustwrapper. Blackie 1959.
Translated from the German. The Mwadui mine in Tanzania was established in 1940 in the then Tanganyika by the Canadian geologist Dr John Williamson.
#23588 Rosenthal, Eric. SHOVEL AND SIEVE. Blue cloth boards. 199pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo indexed. Ownership inscriptions, some foxing here and there, a clean-looking G+ copy. no dustwrapper. Howard Timmins for George Allen & Unwin. Cape Town nd. 1st edition.
Story of the old-time prospectors of the Rand, Rhodesia, and Kimberley diggings etc.
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#23409 Branford, Jean. A DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH. Silver title on maroon skivertex boards. 308pp. 8vo. Ownership stamps else a VG copy in Good only dustwrapper (some creases, small tearss, loss). Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1980 2nd edition. isbn 0195700996
This lists the South African useage of over 4000 words with illustrative South African quotations. Also contains a list of earliest recorded dates for usage of 300 selected words, and list of word sources quoted.
#23552 Hall, Lynn Bedford. (Illus. Tony Grogan). FIG JAM AND FOXTROT. Tales Of Life, Love And Food In The Karoo. 192pp illustrated softcover 8vo. No inscriptions. wraps lightly rubbed hence VG, contents unmarked. Struik 2003. isbn 9781868728688
A cookbook with a difference, the women of Corriebush and their food. Six women, six absorbing tales, 80 delectable dishes.
#23622 Holmes, Oliver Wendell. THE PROFESSOR AT BREAKFAST-TABLE. Gilt dec. half-leather over marbled paper boards. Spine poorly repaired, loose in part, no loss. contents clean.
Signed 'S.G. Millin' to ffep. Gilt device to front board states 'The Kimberley High School'.
#23621 Maugham, W. Somerset. THE MIXTURE AS BEFORE. Blue cloth boards. 288pp 8vo. Good condition. no dustwrapper. Heinemann 1940 rpt.
Bookplate of Sarah Gertrude Millin to front pastedown.
#23620 Van Geden, Frederik. DER KLEINE JOHANNES. Dec. brown cloth boards. 127pp 12mo. ff tanned. a clean sound copy.
Inscribed ffep thus: "Isi K. Smuts 1899" and with rubber stamp beneath "Isie K. Smuts, Pretoria".
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#23405 Kemp, Alan. (C.G. Finch-Davies). A CELEBRATION OF BIRDS. C.G. Finch-Davies Final Album Of Southern African Birds. Pale yellow cloth boards. illustrated coloured & b/w. oblong small 4to. A Fine copy in dustwrapper, the slipcase is lightly rubbed with a few minor marks. Overall a VG++ copy. Natural History Books, Johannesburg standard (remarque) edition (1990). isbn 9780620148191
Includes a biographical essay by Dr. Alan Kemp. The artists original notes are reproduced alongside the plates.
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#23628 Du Preez, Max. PALE NATIVE. Memories Of a Renegade Reporter. Brown cloth boards. 286pp 8vo. No inscriptions. VG++ in matching dustwrapper. Zebra Press 2003 1st edition. isbn 9781868723720
Love him or hate him you cannot ignore Max du Preez. Anything written by him is both entertaining and informing, this book is no exception.
#23574 Harrison, David. THE WHITE TRIBE OF AFRICA. South Africa In Perspective. 307pp paperback. illustrated b/w photos. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Methuen. Johannesburg 1983. isbn 0869541404
Study of the Afrikaner people based upon the BBC series of the same name.
#23548 Holomisa, Nkosi Phathekile. ACCORDING TO TRADITION. 211pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Essential Books 2009. isbn 9781920355258
A cultural perspective on current affairs.
#23631 Marcus, Tessa., Eales, Cathy., & Wildschut, Adele. DOWN TO EARTH. Land Demand In The New South Africa. 208pp large format softcover. No inscriptions. VG condition. Land & Agricultural Policy Centre 1996. isbn 1868401820
Outlines the research and major findings of a major research programme covering more than 60 sites throughout South Africa.
#23410 Mathews, Anthony S. LAW, ORDER AND LIBERTY IN SOUTH AFRICA. Grey cloth boards. 317pp 8vo. Feint ownership stamp ffep, generally VG in G+ dustwrapper (complete, worn, no tears or loss). Juta 1971. isbn 0702102229
Essentially a contemporary critical analysis of South Africa's internal security laws, it also reassessed and redefined the Rule of Law. It illuminates the social and political forces in relation to the prominent security laws then in force.
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#23647 Wylie, Jill. SEARCH. Dogs To The Rescue In Wild Zimbabwe. 185pp softcover. Reference number ffep. small creases edge of front wrap else a nice clean VG copy. Echoing Green 2008. isbn 9780620419376
Carrying on from Call-Of-The-Marsh a dobermann called Javelin is trained to search for lost, snared, trapped, wild animals and dogs in the bush. The bond between dog and woman leads to a cascade of rescues and escapades.
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#23586 Becker, Peter. THE PATHFINDERS. Ther Saga Of Exploration In Southern Africa. Avacado cloth boards. 281pp illustrated 8vo. Top edge spotted else a Fine copy in Fine dustwrapper. Viking 1985 1st edition. isbn 9780670801268
From the landing of Jan Van Riebeeck at the Cape of Good Hope in 1652 to Livingstone's later travels in East Africa this lays out clearly the characters involved in the exploration of the African continent and their successes, triumphs, and failures.
#23593 De Mist, Jonkvrouw Augusta Uitenhage. DIARY OF A JOURNEY. To The Cape Of Good Hope and The Interior Of Africa In 1802 And 1803. Orange paper-covered boards, 'calf' spine. 57pp illustrated portrait frontis, plates, map. sm.8vo. Externally Fine, text also, but heavy sello stains to eps. attractive copy but flawed. Balkema. Cape Town (1954).
The Author was an 18-year old girl when she sailed from Texel with her father to the Cape of Good Hope. Her travels took her first along the Cape west coast as far as Calvinia and then returning south they branched along the east coast travelling past Algoa Bay to the Great Fish River, then to Graaf Reinet, returning across the Karoo. Not a large diary for such a long trip, but she tells a tale that was intended for her family circle. Of note is the description of the voyage out and an early stop for shelter in Plymouth where they visited Lord Barrington.
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#23583 Emery, Frank. MARCHING OVER AFRICA. Letters from Victorian Soldiers. Chocolate cloth boards. 204pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. top edge dusty else a Fine copy in VG-F dustwrapper (minor creasing to head and tail of spine only). Hodder & Stoughton 1986 1st edition. isbn 9780340382912
A selection of letters from soldiers in Britain's victorian wars in Africa from Abyssinia to the Cape. Author provides contextual comment.
#23623 Gardner, Brian. MAFEKING. A Victorian Legend. Red cloth boards. 246pp 8vo. No inscriptions. some minor foxing to prelims. G++ condition. no dustwrapper. Cassell 1966.
Eschewing the mostly eulogistic biographies of the story's central figure and using original source material the author strips the glamour from the legend to unfold a truer story of the events and persons.
#23624 Grinnell-Milne, Duncan. BADEN-POWELL AT MAFEKING. Brown cloth boards. 224pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. spine faded and stained. contents clean and sound, Good only, no dustwrapper. Bodley Head. 1957 1st edition.
Written on the centenary of Baden-Powell's birth.
#23568 Lee, Emanoel. TO THE BITTER END. A Photographic History Of The Boer War 1899-1902. Pale cloth boards. 226pp illustrated b/w. 4to. Gift inscription ffep else VG in G+ dustwrapper (general wear, some stains, no chips, loss, or tears). Guild Publishing. Book Club Associates. London 1985. (similar to Viking isbn 0670801437) isbn 0670801437
The photographs in this book, previously unpublished, were not from official sources or professional photographers. The author's collection ammassed over 20 years is of amateur photographs taken with simple Kodak cameras and thus show a more intimate and closer view of the war than usual.
#23629 Phelan, T. THE SIEGE OF KIMBERLEY. Its Humorous And Social Side. Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902). Eighteen Weeks In Eighteen Chapters. 128pp paperback. Fine condition. Echo Library 2006. Originally published by Gill in 1913.\n isbn 9781406830712
An interesting personal account of the siege.
#23550 Reitz, Deneys. COMMANDO. A Boer Journal Of The Boer War. Brown cloth boards. 320pp illustrated colour & b/w. 4to. Gift inscription ffep else VG condition in near VG dustwrapper (no tears, chips, or loss, creased at head of spine, lamination, particularly to rear, shows 'creases'. 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.
#23575 Summers, R. & Pagden, C.W. THE WARRIORS. Maroon dec. buckram boards. 181pp illustrated small 4to. Neat ownership inscription only, else VG. no dustwrapper. Books of Africa 1970.
A history of the Matabele people, their leaders, their weapons, costumes, way of life. Includes list of regiments, estimates of regimental strength and gazetteer of regimental towns and sites.
#23604 Uys, Ian. DELVILLE WOOD. Terracotta cloth boards. 298pp illustrated b/w 8vo. No inscriptions. G++ in dustwrapper (chipped along top rear edge else no tears or loss). Uys Publishers. Johannesburg 1983 1st edition. isbn 0620066113
Signed by Author on title page (14-7-83) and also gift inscriptiion from author on half-title pager. Delville Wood, perhaps the most remembered battle of the Great War signifying its utter futility. Almost 3000 South Africans died in 6 days of the most bitter fighting known defending a wood against the elite of the German army. Roll of Honour.
#23605 Uys, Ian. HEIDELBERGERS OF THE BOER WAR. Mango cloth boards. 277pp illustrated b/w photos. map, tables. 8vo. No inscriptions. VG+ in dustwrapper (spine faded, no loss or chips or tears). Heidelberg 1981. First edition. isbn 0620048824
The Heidelberg Commando was referred to by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as the "corps de elite" of the Boer forces; they fought in every campaign in which the Transvaal forces were engaged from 1850 to 1902. The book is based upon books, letters, diaries and memories of the Heidelbergers as well as original historical sources. Includes Commando Roll of Honour 1899-1902. A very detailed book on this subject.
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#23382 Barthorp, Michael. THE ZULU WAR. A Pictorial History. 181pp softcover illustrated b/w photos, maps. 4to. Bookplate else a Fine copy in secured protective wrap. Bok Books International. similar to Blandford Press edition. isbn 9780713714692
Researched to include a selection of photographs and contemporary illustrations from museums and private collections, many previously unpublished.

#23399 Chadwick, G.A., Smythe, Graeme. & Whittall, Johnn St.C., Downe, David. and Laband, John. ANGLO-ZULU WAR 1879. Miscellany. Red skivertex boards. contains 10 items bound original wraps. Bookplate(s). binding Fine condition, contents VG or better. Rainbird 1996 isbn 0947436812, G. A. Chadwick 1964, 1979, 1981, 1982. Downe 1980. Friends of the Library of the Witwatersrand 1979 isbn 0950414360
Contains: Graeme Smythe & John St.C. Whittall, 'The Zulu War 1879, An Illustrated Guide With Roadmap' (32pp), G.A. Chadwick, 'The Battle Of Isandlwana and The Defence of Rorke's Drift' (20pp). G.A. Chadwick 'The Battles Of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift' (20pp). G.A. Chadwick, 'The Zulu War In Northern Natal, Wood's Advance, Intombi Spruit, Hlobane, Kambula' (11pp). G.A. Chadwick, 'The Anglo-Zulu War Of 1879, Operations In South-East Zululand' (16pp). G.A. Chadwick, 'The Second Invasion Of Zululand And The Battle Of Ulundi' (13pp). G.A. Chadwick, 'The Anglo-Zulu War Of 1879, The Death Of The Prince Imperial Of France, 1st June 1879' (10pp). G.A. Chadwick, 'The Anglo-Zulu War: 1879' (23pp). R.L. Cope & J.J. Guy, 'The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Two Centenary Lectures' (25pp). David Downe, 'Isandhlwana And All That' (51pp text & cartoons). Theoria Vol. LXVII (Oct 1986) John Laband, 'Humbugging The General? King Cetshwayo's Peace Overtures' (20pp). Theoria Vol. LVII (Oct 1981) John Laband, 'Bulwer, Chelmsford And The Border Dispute Over The Defence Of Natal 1879' (15pp).

#23398 Chadwick, G.A. & Zungu, Andreas Z. (Tr. Mayekiso). ZULU MISCELLANY. Brown skivertex boards. contains 4 items bound with original wraps. 8vo. Bookplate(s). contents and binding Fine condition G.A. Chadwick 1982, 1986, 1989. University of Durban-Westville (1993) Tr. 1997. isbn 0947445358
Contains the following booklets. G.A. Chadwick, 'The Makhosini And The Mfolozi Valley' (7pp. isbn 062007180X). G.A. Chadwick, 'The Shakan Campaign, The First Clashes Between The Zulus And The Mdwandes, The Battle Of Kwagqokli, The Battles In The Nkandla Forest And The Mvuzane / Mhlatuzi Valleys' (16pp). G.A. Chadwick, 'Shaka And Dukuza, Stanger' 7pp. Andreas Z. Zungu, 'Usukabekhuluma And The Bhambatha Rebellion' (90pp).

#23683 Chandler, Dr. David. ( THE ZULU WARS 1879. (DVD). In original case. 55 mins. VG condition. Cromwell Productions 1996.
An authoritative account of the Zulu War of 1879. Includes maps & graphics, archive footage and photographs, reconstructions. Scenes: Introduction, Frere invades Zululand. The British Army, Major John Darnell. Stand to at Isandlwana & the Zulu victory. The Camp at Rorke's Drift. Dr David Chandler, military historian formerly of Sandhurst College, provides expert comment and analysis.

#17740 Charlton-Perkins, William. ZULU TRIBAL HERITAGE. Printed glossy wraps. stapled 32pp illustrated col.photos. oblong 8vo. Bookplate title page o/w as new condition. Struik. Cape Town 1995. isbn 9781868258895
General tourist level guide, information on the Zulu people.

#23383 David, Saul. ZULU. The Heroism And Tragedy Of The Zulu War Of 1879. Black cloth boards 467pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Bookplate else a Fine unmarked copy in dustwrapper with protective wra Viking 2004 stated 1st edition. isbn 9780670914746
Extensive notes and bibliography. A re-examination of this short war, the first since 'The Washing Of The Spears' by Donald Morris.

#17705 Derwent, Sue. KWAZULU-NATAL HERITAGE SITES. A Guide To Some Great Places. Printed card wraps. 94pp illustrated 80+ col.photos. maps. 8vo. Bookplate. Fine condition. David Philip. Claremont 2006. isbn 9780864866530
Covers over 100 historical sites in Natal including battlefields & forts, shipwrecks & lighthouses, museums, monasteries, homes, and city halls.

#23391 Duminy, Andrew., & Ballard, Charles. THE ANGLO-ZULU WAR. New Perspectives. 179pp paperback. Bookplate. VG+ condition in secured protective wrap. University of Natal Press 1988. isbn 0869802445
Contributions by: C. de B. Webb, 'The Origins Of The War: Problems Of Interpretation'. N.A. Etherington, 'Anglo-Zulu Relations, 1856-1878'. W.R. Guest, 'The War, Natal And Confederation'. P.J. Colenbrander 'The Zulu Political Economy On The Eve Of The War'. Elaine Unterhalter, 'Confronting Imperialism: The People Of Nquthu And The Invasion Of Zululand'. C.C. Ballard, 'Sir Garnet Wolseley And John Dunn: The Architects And Agents Of The Ulundi Settlement'. J.J. Guy, The Role Of Colonial Officials In The Destruction Of The Zulu Kingdom'.

#23682 Enfield, Cy. (Director) ZULU. (DVD) Special Collectors Edition. In original case. 132 mins VG conditon. 1964.
Starring Stanley Baker, Michael Caine, & Jack Hawkins, with Mangosuthu Buthelezi played the part of Zulu King Cetshwayo kaMpande (his great grandfather). The film relates the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War. It depicts 150 British soldiers, many of whom were sick and wounded patients in a field hospital, who successfully held off a force of 4,000 Zulu warriors following the earlier crushing defeat of the British Army at Isandlwana.

#23571 Guy, Jeff THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ZULU KINGDOM The Civil War in Zululand, 1879-1884 Printed wraps. 8vo. illus b/w photos, maps. indexed. Gift inscription ffep else VG+ condition. Ravan Press. Johannesburg 1982. isbn 086975128X

#23681 Hickox, Douglas. (Director). (Cy Endfield). ZULU DAWN. (DVD). In original case. 112 mins. VG condition. 1979.
Starring Peter O'Toole, Burt Lancaster, & Bob Hoskins, the film relates the historical Battle of Isandlwana between British and Zulu forces in 1879 in South Africa. Based upon the novel by Cy Enfield.

#17739 Kapff, Uli von. ZULU "PEOPLE OF HEAVEN". A Practical Handbook. Printed wraps. 64pp illustrated colour photos. oblong sm.8vo. Bookplate ffep. Fine condition. Holiday Africa Publications 1997. isbn 9780620206631
An A-Z guide to the Zulu people, their lifestyle, customs, etc.

#23400 Knight, Ian. DEAD WAS EVERYTHING. A 120th Anniversary Retrospective Of The Anglo-Zulu War. Printed wraps. 44pp illustrated A4 stapled. Bookplate. Fine condition in secured protective wrap. Anglo-Zulu Books. Durban 1999.
Anglo-Zulu War. 120th Anniversary Official Commemorative Brochure.

#23386 Knight, Ian. NOTHING REMAINS BUT TO FIGHT. The Defence Of Rorke's Drift, 1879. Black cloth boards. 167pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate ffep. a Fine copy in dustwrapper with protective wrap. Greenhill Books 1993. isbn 9781853671371
A detailed, thorough, and comprehensive account of what happened at Rorke's Drift. Particularly well illustrated with contemporary and other photographs.

#23396 Knight, Ian J. (Ed). THERE WILL BE AN AWFUL ROW AT HOME ABOUT THIS. The Zulu War. Printed wraps. 44pp A4 stapled format. Bookplate. VG condition in secured protective wrap. Zulu Study Group. Victorian Military Society. Revised 1987 edition.
Inscribed "Best Wishes, Ian Knight".This includes revised contributions by the original authors but excludes the original maps. Includes: Donald R Morris, 'Introduction', F.W.D. Jackson, 'The First Battalion, 24th Regiment, Marches To Isandlwana'. Ian Knight, 'The Last Of The 24th, Isandlwana'. P.S. Thompson, 'The Natal Native Contingent At Rorke's Drift January 22nd 1879'. P.S. Thompson, 'The Griqua And Mpondo Marches; Natal's Southern Border During The Anglo-Zulu War 1879'. John Laband, 'The Battle Of Khambula 29th March 1879: A Re-examination From The Zulu Perspective'. Frank Emery, 'The British Pursuit At Khambula 29th March 1879'. Sonia Clarke, 'Ulundi; Two Views Of The Battle'. D.E, Langley, 'The Organisation Of The British Army'. Ian Knight, 'The Zulu Army 1879'.

#17697 Knight, Ian., McBride, Angus. THE ZULUS. Printed wraps. 64pp illustrated colour & b/w. 4to. Bookplate. Fine condition in secured protective wrap. Osprey Publishing. Elite Series. London 1989. isbn 9780850458640
An introductory book to the subject, well illustrated with 12 full page colour plates, detailing the Zulu battles, equipment, fighting techniques, and the final downfall of the Zulu Nation. Unlike the Sotho, Swazis, and Tswana, the Zulus were never given their independance by Britain and were retained in the borders of Natal and greater South Africa at all times.

#23388 Laband, John. FIGHT US IN THE OPEN. The Anglo-Zulu War Through Zulu Eyes. 49pp softcover illustrated 4to. Bookplate else a VG+ copy. Shuter & Shooter / Kwazulu Monuments Council 1987. isbn 9780869858295
Second in the Kwazulu Monuments Council series, this small book details the battles of Isandlwana, Nyezane, Gingindlovu, Khambuka, and Ulundi with photos and aerial views.

#23389 Laband, John. THE BATTLE OF ULUNDI. 55pp softcover illustrated 4to. Bookplate else a VG+ copy. Shuter & Shooter / Kwazulu Monuments Council 1988. isbn 9780796001184
Third in the Kwazulu Monuments Council series, this small book details the battle of Ulundi (in greater detail than in the second volume of this series) with maps and contemporary photographs.

#23390 Laband, John. & Mathews, Jeff. ISANDLWANA. 74pp softcover illustrated 4to. Bookplate. titlepage paper very tanned else a VG+ copy. Centaur / Kwazulu Monuments Council 1992. isbn 9780947472399
Fourth in the Kwazulu Monuments Council series, this small book details the battle of Isandlwana (in greater detail than in the second volume of this series) with maps and contemporary photographs. Additionally features a 24pp supplement at rear 'Exercises & activities for school groups'.

#23381 Laband, John. & Pretorius, Cara. COMPANION TO NARRATIVE OF THE FIELD OPERATIONS CONNECTED WITH THE ZULU WAR OF 1879. Printed orange wraps. 23pp. Bookplate inside front wrap else fine. N&S Press 1989. isbn 0620142499
This was a reader's guide to accompany the 1989 reprint of the original 1881 title. Comprises an introduction and index for that work.

#23397 Laband, John. & Thompson, Paul. THE BATTLES OF ISANDLWANA & RORKE'S DRIFT. Printed card wraps, 11pp A4 stapled. illustrated & with coloured maps. Bookplate to front wrap else VG++ condition. University of Natal Press 1999. isbn 9780869809518
Extracted from 'The Field Guide To The Anglo-Zulu War' by the authors.

#23387 Laband, John. & Wright, John. KING CETSHWAYO KAMPANDE. (c.1832-1884). 34pp softcover illustrated 4to. Bookplate else a VG+ copy. Shuter & Shooter / Kwazulu Monuments Council 1987. isbn 9780869857267
First in the Kwazulu Monuments Council series, this small book paints a factual picture of the life and achievements of the man.

#17700 Mertens, Alice. & Schoeman, Hilgard. THE ZULU. Brown cloth boards. 166pp illustrated col.b/w photos. 4to. Bookplate half-title. VG+ condition in VG protected dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears). Purnell. Cape Town 1975 1st edition. isbn 0360002935
The authors visited the then remote districts of KwaZulu, recording in words and photographs the rapidly disappearing indigenous culture of the Zulu people at the time. More than 35 years on this is a valuable visual record by a sensitive photographer and academic team.

#23684 Morato, Christino. JUANA SMITH. The Spaniard Who Met Her British Husband On A Battlefield And Inspired Such Devotion In Him That He Named The Town Of Ladysmith After Her. 4 loose pages in folder. Article from 'Hello!' magazine. illustrated colour & b/w. VG condition. nd.
The article, one of a series 'Women Ahead Of Their Time', summarises the story of Juana Maria de los Dolores, later Lady Smith.

#23384 Mountain, Alan. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ZULU EMPIRE. 184pp softcover illustrated 4to. Bookplate else a Fine unmarked copy in secured protective wrap. Kwantaba 1999. isbn 9788062024585
Expands on the life and times of the key actors (Shaka, Dingane, Mpande). A section covering domestic life during the times of the Zulu empire looks at various aspects such as social and political organisation, economic life and material culture, religion and traditional healing, music and dance.

#23395 Pearse, R.O., Clark, J., Barnes, P.R., & Tatham, G. (Eds). LANGALIBALELE AND THE NATAL CARBINEERS. The Story Of The Langalibalele Rebellion, 1873. 91pp illustrated booklet bound brown skivertex. Binding Fine, sans original wraps, one page some tears, hence contents VG with original foldout map. Ladysmith Historical Society 1973.
Limited edition. copy no.344. Includes Roll of the Carbineers, and as chapters the accounts of Charles Barter, H.A. Church, John Otter Jackson, Albert Robert Button, T.B. Varty, Henry Bucknall, Sergeant W. Clark, Major A.W. Durnford, excerpts from the Military Enquiry, The Amahlubi, John Vanderplank, & excerpts from Sir William Beaumont's 'Natal's Part In The Langalibalele Rebellion'.

#23392 Smail, J.L. WITH SHIELD AND ASSEGAI. An Historical Guide For Natal And Zululand 1497-1879. Blue imitation leather boards. 172pp illustrated b/w photos. maps. 4to. Bookplate ffep. VG condition in secure protective wrap. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1969.
Historical photographic compendium to Natal illustrated with almost 300 maps and photographs of battle sites, memorials, plaques, graves, monuments, buildings, etc. Includes sections on Zulu military monarchy, the voortrekkers, forts, gives Zulu names of rivers, lakes, mountains.

#23393 South African Military History Society / South African Military History Museum. SOUTH AFRICAN MILITARY HISTORY JOURNAL. Volume 4 No. 4. Zulu War Centenary Issue. 53pp + foldout map. Bookplate. VG in secured protective wrap. January 1979.
Includes the following articles: G.A. Chadwick, 'The Anglo-Zulu War Of 1879 Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift'. F.K Mirchell, 'The Medals Of The Zulu War 11th January to 1st September 1879'. S. Bourquin, 'The Zulu Military Organisation And The Challenge Of 1879'. D.D.Hall, 'Artillery In The Zulu War'. Ken Gillings, 'Inyezane, Gingindlovu And The Relief Of Eshowe'. Large foldout map 'Zulu War 1879'.

#23394 Wright, John. & Manson, Andrew. THE HLUBI CHIEFDOM IN ZULULAND-NATAL. A History. 94pp illustrated booklet bound black skivertex boards with original wraps. Bookplate else Fine condition. Ladysmith Historical Society 1983. isbn 0620061782
Covers early traditions, the scattering of the people, tributaries of the Zulu kings, subjects of the white queen, the breaking of the alliance, and the destruction of the chiefdom. Various notes including list of Hlubi chiefs.

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