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Catalogue of books about African Catalogue Q238 19th January 2016
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|#24940 Burman, Jose. WATERS OF THE WESTERN CAPE. Light blue cloth boards. 176pp illustrated 4to. No inscription. VG in G+ dustwrapper (price-clipped, stamp on rear fold-in, rubbed and marked at rear, just a little wear at head of spine, no loss or tears). still a clean looking copy. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1970 stated 1st edition.|
Tells the history of the rivers, and thereby also of most important towns, in the Western Cape. Farms, historical places and characters, all come to life in this typical Burman collection which is well illustrated with plates and maps.
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|#24516 Black, W.T. THE FISH RIVER BUSH, SOUTH AFRICA And Its Wild Animals. Gilt title on navy cloth boards. 55pp & 5 plates. 8vo. No inscription. boards show spotting, corners bumped. general wear. some foxing here & there. a Good+ clean copy. Young J. Pentland. Edinburgh 1901 1st edition.|
Articles taken from the Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal of July & October 1853, Vol.54 No.107. Covers the topography, herbivora, carnivora and other wildlife of the area. Author was stationed in the area with the military. This is the original edition.
|#25001 Butler, Guy. (Ed). THE 1820 SETTLERS. An Illustrated Commentary. Maroon cloth boards. tipped-in cold.frontis. 366pp illustrated b/w. large 4to. indexed. notes, bibliography. No inscriptions. a G-VG copy in Good only dustwrapper (worn, rubbed, some tears but no loss). Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1974.|
The best and most detailed history of the 1820 Settlers. Profusely illustrated it lays out the background that the Settlers left behind, their recruitment and sea journey to the Eastern Cape, the settlements and farms, the changes they made to adapt to the land and then the wars they fought to keep it.
|#24530 Thompson, Michael Charles. TRADERS AND TRADING STATIONS Of The Central And Southern Transkei. Printed wraps. 707pp illustrated 8vo. As new condition. Brevitas 2013 3rd edition. isbn 9781874976608|
A human map of the Transkei trading stations. Author travelled the area extensively in the years after WW2 and before the enforcement of apartheid policies. Added to this, detailed research has built up mini-biographies of several hundred trading stations. With photographs and maps this also provides a detailed guide to the off-the-beaten-track Transkei.
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|#24587 Russel, George. THE HISTORY OF OLD DURBAN And Reminiscences Of An Immigrant Of 1850. Gilt title on red cloth boards. 512pp. fold-out map. 8vo. No inscriptions. boards in Fine condition. edges & eps lightly tanned as is foldout-map at folds. the rest of the pages are as new and unmarked. overall a near-Fine copy in VG cream dustwrapper (spine faded, rear rubbed, overall light wear but no major loss or tears). T.W. Griggs 1971. facsimile of P. Davis 1899 edition.|
Commencing with the earlier history of the site, its discovery, etc. this contemporary account covers the years 1850 to 1860 with a mass of historical minutae of the period.
|#24593 Russell, Robert. NATAL THE LAND AND ITS STORY. Gilt title on green cloth boards. 370pp. maps in rear pocket. 8vo No inscriptions and boards in Fine condition. top edge spotted & eps lightly tanned. 2 folded maps excellent, the pages are as new and unmarked. overall a VG+ copy in VG cream dustwrapper (rubbed, overall light wear, foxed inside, but no major loss or tears). T.W. Griggs 1971. facsimile of P. Davis 1911 12th edition.|
Copy No.707 of 1000. This last edition of the original work was updated to include the changes brought about by the 1910 Act Of Union. Traces the history of the province from a the perspective of the colonial era.
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|#24977 Crampton, Hazel. THE SIDE OF THE SUN AT NOON. A Quest. 486pp large format paperback. A Fine unread copy. Jacana 2014. isbn 9781431409402|
Signed by Author. Eva, one of Jan Van Riebeeck's Khoikhoi interpreters, had told him of people living deep in the interior, rich in cattle and gold, with long hair and pale skins. Long laughed-off as a fantasy, this book gives body to the story as the author follows the trail of the Chobona through diverse sources to its conclusion.
|#24981 Durbach, Renee. KIPLING'S SOUTH AFRICA. Printed boards. 110pp illustrated 4to. Owners signature ffep. tanned around spine, else a VG+ copy. Chameleon Press 1988 1st edition. isbn 9780620124775|
For nine years spanning the Boer War Rudyard Kipling summered at the Cape with his wife and children as the guest of Cecil John Rhodes. They shared the same imperial dream and friendships. Contemporary photographs & cartoons evoke the mood and period.
|#24506 Theal, George McCall. HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA. 11 volumes. Gilt on maroon skivertex boards. 8vo. No inscriptions. contents excellent, overall a VG+ set. C. Struik. Cape Town 1964. Facsimile reprint of the George Allen & Unwin 'Star' edition.|
A definitive history of southern Africa. The titling and numbering of the original George Allen & Unwin edition is shown on the original title pages but for clarity the 11 facsimile volumes were retitled by Struik thus., 1. Ethnography And Condition Of South Africa Before A.D. 1505. 2. The Portuguese In South Africa From 1505 To 1795. 3. Foundation Of The Cape Colony By The Dutch. 4. The Cape Colony To 1795. The Koranas, Bantu & Portuguese In South Africa To 1800. 5. The Cape Colony From 1795 To 1828. The Zulu Wars Of Devastation And The Formation Of New Bantu Communities. 6. The Cape Colony From 1828 To 1846, Natal From 1824 To 1845, And Emigrant Farmers From 1836 To 1847. 7. The Cape Colony From 1846 To 1860, Natal From 1845 To 1857, British Kaffraria From 1847 To 1860, The Orange River Sovereignty & The Transvaal Republic 1847 To 1858. 8. The Cape Colony From 1860 To 1872, Natal From 1857 To 1872, Orange Free State From 1859 To 1871, S.A. Republic From 1858 To 1870. 9. The South African Republic From 1870 To 1872, Synoptical Index. 10. Events In The Cape Colony From 1873 To 1877. 11. Twelve Eventful Years From 1873 To 1884.
|#24626 Theal, George McCall. WILLEM ADRIAAN VAN DER STEL And Other Historical Sketches. Gilt title on dark red cloth boards. 325pp 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. spine fading, eps foxed but bulk of text unaffected although minor foxing here & there. 4 square corners, an attractive VG copy. Maskew Miller. CapeTown 1913 1st edition.|
Sketch 1. Exploration By The Portuguese Of The Western Coast Of Africa And Discovery Of The Cape Of Good Hope. Sketch 2. First Voyages Of The French And English To India, Early History Of The Netherlands. The War In The Netherlands To The Union Of Utrecht. Continuation Of The War In The Netherlands Until 1606. The War On The Sea Between Spain And The Netherlands. The Truce With Spain And English Rivalry. Sketch 3. Governor Willem Adriaan Van Der Stel. Ordinary Events During The Administration Of Governor Willem Adriaan Van Der Stel. Faithless Conduct Of The Governor. Proceedings In The Netherlands Regarding Governor Willem Adriaan Van Der Stel. Sketch 4. Chronicles Of Two Leaders Of The Great Emigration, Louis Triegard And Pieter Uys. Pieter Lavras Uys. With synoptical index.
|#24547 Wannenburgh, Alf. FORGOTTEN FRONTIERSMEN. White dec. on tan cloth boards. 194pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. shelfwear else boards G-VG, in G-VG dustwrapper (spine fading, foxed inside, impressed writing on front, but no tears, chips, or loss). Howard Timmins,South Africa, 1st edition. isbn 0869781758|
Originally published as articles in the Sunday Times telling the stories of the saints and sinners who left the vicinity of the Cape of Good Hope and ventured to seek their fortunes in the interior far from the law.
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|#24994 Erasmus, Petrus A. LIFE HISTORIES OF THE PEOPLE OF THE RIEMVASMAAK COMMUNITY IN THE NORTHERN CAPE. Printed wraps. 66pp stapled booklet. A near Fine copy. University of the Free State / Sol Plaatje Educational Trust 2003. isbn 9780620313179|
Riemvasmaak was one of the earliest scenes of forced removal under the apartheid government's black spot clearance programme. The Xhosa inhabitants were removed to the Ciskei in 1973 and the others to Namibia in 1974. The new democratic government made them the beneficiaries of the first resettlement project with varying degrees of success and satisfaction.
|#25005 Klima, George J. THE BARABAIG. East African Cattle Herders. Printed wraps. 114pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. some modest ink annotations, hence a G+ copy. Holt Rinehart & Winston 1970. isbn 003078140X|
An introduction to the Barabaig 'cattle complex' culture of Tanzania. At the time of writing the culture of the Barabaig was under severe threat from the Tanzanian government by an enforced shift from a herding and semi-nomadic lifestyle to one of sedentary horticulturalism.
|#24476 LeBeau, Debie. & Gordon, Robert J. (Eds). CHALLENGES FOR ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE "AFRICAN RENAISSANCE". A Southern African Contribution. 317pp paperback. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. University of Namibia Press. Publication No.1. 2002. isbn 9916594250|
Papers collected from the AASA 2000 conference held at the University of Namibia.
|#24483 Segar, Julie. FRUITS OF APARTHEID. Experiencing 'Independence' In A Transkeian Village. 147pp paperback. Owners signature ffep. eps tanned else a VG copy. Anthropos 1989. isbn 0620135883|
Presents a people-centred response to the changes following the 1976 independence of the Transkei. The perceptions of rural villagers in Matatiele are divorced from the theoretical and statistical writings of many theorists. Captures grass-roots life in the period 1983-1984.
|#24477 Spiegel, A.D. & McAllister, P.A. (Eds). TRADITION AND TRANSITION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Festschrift For Philip And Iona Meyer. 274pp softcover. Owners signature ffep. wear to lower spine hence G+ condition. contents excellent. African Studies Vol.50 Nos. 1 & 2. Witwatersrand University Press 1991. isbn 9781868142019|
Fiftieth anniversary volume. Contains: William Beinart. Speaking For Themselves. Dunbar Moodie. Social Existence And The Practice Of Personal Integrity: Narratives Of Resistance On The South African Gold Mines. John Argyle. Kalela, Beni, Asafo, Ingoma, And The Rural-Urban Dichotomy. Robin Palmer. Migration, Incapsulation And Ethicity: Italian Villagers In London. William Beinart. The Origins Of The Indlavini: Male Associations And Migrant Labour In The Transkei. P.A. McAllister. Using Ritual To Resist Domination In The Transkei. Andrew Spiegel. Polygny As Myth: Towards Understanding Extramarital Relations In Lesotho. John & Cassandra Perry. Where Were The Guests? Republic Festival 1981. W.D. Hammond-Tooke. Kinship Authority And Political Authority In Precolonial South Africa. C.W. Manona. Relying On Kin: Ex-Farm Workers' Adaptation To Life In Grahamstown. Virginia Van Der Vliet. Traditional Husbands, Modern Wives? Constructing Marriages In A South African Township. David Webster. Ehtnicity And Gender In A KwaZulu Border Community. Bibliography of Philip & Iona Meyer.
|#24985 Turnbull, Colin. THE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE. Gilt on tan cloth boards. 309pp illustrated 8vo. Small printed ownership label to front pastedown else a VG+ copy, no dustwrapper. Simon & Schuster. 1972 1st edition.|
The celebrated author of the classic 'The Forest People', describes the dehumanization of the Ik African tribesmen who in less than three generations had deteriorated from being once-prosperous hunters to scattered bands of hostile, starving people whose only goal is individual survival. A devastating portrait of the Ugandan 'Ik' tribe in the final stages of decline and dissolution driven by lack of all resources to the ultimate evil of self preservation at the expense of the old, the young, and the weak.
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|#4484 Hooper, Shirley Faith. (Design. Nina Campbell-Quine). NINA OBSERVED. A Portrait Of The Artist Nina Campbell-Quine. Brown cloth boards. 184pp illustrated colour plates. 8vo. A little shelfwear o/w VG in Good dustwrapper (wear at edges, chipped to head of spine, no major loss or tears). Aspiral Press. Sandton (1978).|
Includes list of theatre productions and exhibitions. Illustrations of a selection of her works. Inscribed on title page thus: "Brenda, In appreciation, Shirley Faith Hooper, Nina '78".
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|#24585 Brooke-Hunt, Violet. (& E. Major). LORD ROBERTS. A Biography. Gilt VC device on red cloth boards. 362pp illustrated 8vo. Front hinge repaired with tape. spine faded and soft at head & tail. edges & eps foxed. light foxing here & there throughout. overall the external appearance is good & clean, but a reading copy only with this fault. James Nisbet. London 1914 1st edition.|
Three chapters (over 60pp) deal with his involvement in the Boer War.
|#24532 Colvin, Ian. THE LIFE OF JAMESON. Volumes 1 & 2. Blue cloth boards. 314pp + 352pp. 8vo. Boards VG clean condition. corners bumped & edges foxed. ff tanned. soft at head and tail of spine. dustwrappers soiled, tanned, but no major loss or tears. both sound copies. clean & attractive beneath the wrappers. Edward Arnold. London 1922 1st edition.|
Standard biography published only a few years after his death. Scarce with the dustwrappers.
|#24622 Douglas, Sir George. THE LIFE OF MAJOR-GENERAL WAUCHOPE. Gilt device on red cloth boards. teg. 430pp illustrated 8vo. Gift inscription. several newspaper clippings relative to his burial tipped-in to half-title page. Hodder and Stoughton. London 1904 1st edition.|
A biography that includes a chapter related to his death at Magersfontein. Originally buried there, he was reinterred only days later at Matjiesfontein)
|#24978 Gutsche, Thelma. THE BISHOP'S LADY. Red cloth boards. 245pp, illustrated b/w plates, map, family tree, 8vo. No inscription. 4 square corners. eps tanned. a VG copy in G+ dustwrapper (tanned internally, price-clipped, rubbed, worn around head of faded spine, no major loss or tears). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1970 1st edition.|
Sophy Gray was the wife of Robert Gray, first Bishop of Cape Town. An iconic figure she backed her husband in the contentious issues of the day such as the Cape anti-convict agitation, the Frontier Wars, and the Colenso trials. An accomplished woman in diverse areas, she designed over 40 churches in South Africa, including the Armstrong Memorial Chapel at St Andrew's College, Grahamstown.
|#24577 Imperialist (& Dr Jameson). CECIL RHODES. A Biography And Appreciation. With Personal Reminiscences By Dr Jameson. Gilt title on red cloth boards. 416pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. spine faded. eps & edges tanned, very minor foxing here & there, boards show some marks but overall a clean sound G+ copy. folding map has one smallish tear, is a bit foxed at edges, but has no loss. Chapman & Hall. London 1897 1st edition.|
A early contemporary biography, perhaps the first?. Owner of nom-de-plume unknown.
|#24579 Jerrold, Walter. SIR REDVERS H. BULLER, V.C. The Story Of His Life And Campaigns. Gilt on red cloth boards. 246pp illustrated 8vo. School prize label to front pastedown. hinges weak. edges darkened, spine faded. overall a good clean reading copy. London, 1900, 2nd impression. |
Chapters 6 & 7 deals with action in the Zulu War. Chapter 8 with action in the 1st Boer War or Transvaal War (& Majuba of course). Chapter 11 deals with the Boer War but only as far as his arrival in Natal. Probably a rather hagiographic view of his achievements.
|#24546 Kruger, Paul. THE MEMORIES OF PAUL KRUGER. Four Times President Of The South African Republic, Told By Himself. Red cloth boards. 543pp 8vo. Bookplate front pastedown, spine faded, sello residue to pastedowns.. a decent clean copy.. T. Fisher Unwin. London 1902, one-volume Colonial Edition.|
Numerous newspaper cuttings relating to Kruger and his times tipped in or loose. Dictated by Kruger himself. Also contains numerous appendices of interest.
|#24955 Millais, J.G. LIFE OF FREDERICK COURTENAY SELOUS. Capt. 25th Royal Fusiliers. Blue cloth boards. 387pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership inscriptions and stamps to prelims. all corners nicely bumped. overall a Good sound copy. Longmans Green. 1918 1st edition.||£40.00|
|#24548 Wolseley, Sir Garnet. (Ed. Adrian Preston). THE SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF SIR GARNET WORSELEY 1879-1880. brown 'leather' spine over tan paper-covered boards. 359pp large 8vo. No inscriptions. eps lightly tanned else VG+ in G-VG dustwrapper (spine tanned, marked, some wear but no tears or loss) A.A Balkema/ Cape Town, 1973, 1st edition. isbn 0869610406|
When the British Army were defeated at Isandhlwana, Wolseley was sent by Disraeli to Natal to succeed Lord Chelmsford in military activities and to assume administrative responsibilities as High Commissioner for South East Africa, thus bringing him into conflict with Sir Bartle Frere. Covers the period when he was charged with the pacification of Zululand and the Transvaal until his return to England. He was over-concerned with his own ambitions including wishing to succeed to the Command in India, even to the Viceroyalty. He articulates the record of a man who knew he was right and who tolerantly battled on in a world of fools and rogues.
|#24534 Wood, Evelyn. FROM MIDSHIPMAN TO FIELD MARSHAL. Volume 1. Gilt title on red cloth boards. teg. 322pp illustrated 8vo. from W.H. Smith & Son's Library, thus various labels and stamps. overall a sound reading copy, spine darkened. Methuen. London 1906 4th edition.|
The biographee was a professional soldier involved in the Crimean war and later in India. In 1878 he was involved in the 'Gaika Rebellion', the 9th Frontier War. There is one chapter devoted to this entitled 'The Gaikas And Perie Bush', the latter being the area south of Keiskammahoek around the Buffalo Mountains.
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|#24527 Brown, Duncan. VOICING THE TEXT. South African Oral Poetry And Performance. 291pp softcover. Owners signature ffep else a near-Fine copy. Oxford University Press 1998. isbn 9780195716320|
From the ritual songs and stories of the country's earliest inhabitants to the rousing calls by anti-apartheid artists, oral poetry has been an integral part of South Africa's literary and cultural heritage. Casts fresh light on the the richness of this tradition and suggests how to discover the significance for the contemporary scene. Of interest to those who enjoy the evocative yet elusive art of oral poetry.
|#25000 Carr, Dolores. & Faasen, Nicol. (Eds). MARIMBA. Stories From Southern Africa. 220pp softcover. No inscriptions. soft crease to rear wrap hence a clean VG copy. Kagiso 1996. isbn 9780798637558|
A selection of 18 stories intended for educational use at secondary and tertiary levels with comment and suggested exercises for each story.. Includes stories from: Ahmed Essop, Mublelo Vizikhungo Mzamane, Njabulo Ndebele, Joel Matlou, Ivan Vladislavic, Ken Barris, Es'kia Mphalele, David Robbins, Zoe Wicomb, Ann Cluver Weinberg, William 'Bloke' Modisane, Miriam Tlali, Doris Lessing, Willem van der Walt, Guy Butler, Russel H. Kaschula, Olive Schreiner, and Dolores Carr.
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|#24976 Christison, Grant. BOOK COLLECTING IN SOUTH AFRICA. 169pp illustrated softcover 8vo. Owners signature inside front wrap. covered adhesive protective film. overall a VG copy. Oribi books 1996. isbn 0958415129|
Looks at why we should collect, at books in the home, the care of books, the sourcing of books, and much more. A clear primer on the subject.
|#24480 Gutkind, Peter C.W. & Waterman, Peter. (Eds). AFRICAN SOCIAL STUDIES. A Radical Reader. 481pp paperback. Owners signature ffep, spine fading, wraps less than pristine, contents unmarked. overall G++ condition. Heinemann 1981. isbn 0435890433|
Organised into sections on methodology, history, economics, social structure, ideology, politics. The selected readings generally have a marxist perspective and include: Peter Waterman. On Radicalism In African Studies. Jean Copans. African Studies: A Periodization. O. Onoge. Revolutionary Imperatives In African Sociology. Martin Legassik. The Concept Of Pluralism: A Critique. E.A. Brett. Problems In Analysing Colonial Change. Anouar Abdel-Malek. Sociology And Economic History: An Essay On Meditation. Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch. Research On An African Mode Of Production. Jack Goody. Polity And The Means Of Production. Walter Rodney. Technological Stagnation And Economic Distortion In Pre-Colonial Times. Philip Ehrensaft. The Rise Of A Proto-Bourgeoisie In Yorubaland. Jean Suret-Canale. The Economic Balance Sheet Of French Colonialism In West Africa. John Saul. Nationalism, Socialism And Tanzanian History. Samir Amin. The Dynamic And Limitations Of Agrarian Capitalism In Black Africa. David Kom. The Co-Operative Movement In The Cameroons. Ann Seidman. Agricultural Stagnation In Uganda. Giovanni Arrighi. Foreign Investment Patterns. Leonnard V. Goncharov. On The Drain Of Capital From African Countries. Samir Amin. Income Distribution And The 'Privileged' Worker. Christopher Allen. Incomes Policy And Union Power. Issa G. Shivji. The Mixed Sector And Imperialist Control In Tanzania. Glyn Hughes. Preconditions Of Socialist Development In Africa. Amilcar Cabral. Brief Analysis Of The Social Structure Of Guinea-Bissau. E.S. Atieno-Odhiambo. The Rise And Decline Of The Kenya Peasant, 1888-1922. Ken Post. Peasantisation In Western Africa. Peter Gutkind. Social Organisation Of The Unemployed In Lagos And Nairobi. Majhemout Diop. Workers In Mali. Jack Woddis. Is There An African National Bourgeoisie? Immanuel Wallerstein. Class And Status In Contemporary Africa. Gavin Williams. Class Relations In A Neo-Colony: The Case Of Nigeria. Basil Davidson. A Science Of Social Control. Thomas Hodgkin. Mahdism, Messianism, And Marxism In The African Setting. Yves Benot. The Impact Of Stalinism On Radical African Socialists. John Saul. Populism And The Aspiration For Solidity. R.W/ Johnson. Sekou Toure: The Man And His Ideas. Ontonti Nduka. The Rationality Of The Rich In Nigeria. Colin Leys. Political Implications Of The Development Of Peasant Society In Kenya. Ian Clegg. Workers' Control: The Algerian Experience. Segun Osoba. The Social Roots And Political Nature Of Military Regimes. Gerard Chaliand. The Political Strategy Of Guerilla Warfare. Majhemout Diop. Tactical Problems Of The Socialist Option In Mali. Archie Majefe. Neo-Colonialsim, State Capitalism, Or Revolution? Christopher Allen. Radical Themes In African Social Studies: A Bibliographical Guide.
|#24591 Halford, Samuel James. THE GRIQUAS OF GRIQUALAND. A Historical Narrative Of The Griqua People. Their Rise, Progress, And Decline. Light brown cloth boards. 209pp illustrated 8vo. A sound reading copy only. spine soiled and dampstained as is lower area of frontis and other plates. Juta. Cape Town (1949?) 1st edition.|
Author was at Mayor of Kokstad and lived in Griqualand East for over 30 years from 1916. With a great interest in the Griqua people much of this history has been assembled from missionary sources. Traces the history of these people from earliest times. Uncommon item and possibly the only formal history of the Griqua people.
|#24510 Norman, Nick. & Whitfield, Gavin. GEOLOGICAL JOURNEYS. A Traveller's Guide To South Africa's Rocks And Landforms. 320pp softcover. illustrated colour photos, maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. wraps lightly rubbed hence VG condition. Struik 2006. isbn 9781770070622|
Extensively illustrated this takes the reader on a geological tour of South Africa
|#24999 Swart, M.J. et al. AFRIKAANSE KULTUURALMANAK. Rebound gilt title on green vynide.391pp 4to. Bookplate ffep. text block crinkled and shows some damp stains. externally VG+, and still very readable. Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereniginge (FAK) 1980. isbn 0620045434|
Set in calendar format gives births, deaths, & events of importance by the day with biographical and historical entries.
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|#24522 Braack, L.E.O. (Leo). LEO BRAACK'S FIELD GUIDE TO INSECTS OF THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. 158pp illustrated softcover. Struik 1996. isbn 9780869779453|
Over 150 groups described and illustrated in colour.
|#24943 Branch, G.M. & M.L., Griffiths, C.L., and Beckley, L.E. TWO OCEANS. A Guide To The Marine Life Of South Africa. Printed boards. 359pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy (only some marks to boards, contents as new). David Philip. 3rd imp. with corrections 1995. isbn 9780864862945|
Photographic illustrations for listed items on facing page. Field guide format for the aquatic and bird life of South Africa's marine environment.
|#24519 Migdoll, Ivor. FIELD GUIDE TO THE BUTTERFLIES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Terracotta cloth boards. 256pp illustrated. No inscriptions. light wear, G-VG condition in dustwrapper. Struik, 1987 1st edition. isbn 9780869775547|
Over 620 full-colour photographs illustrating the distinguishing features of 232 of the more common species. Includes photographs of larvae, pupae, food plants, as well as male & female adult butterflies.
|#2663 Schlich, Sir Wm. SCHLICH'S MANUAL OF FORESTRY. Volume 1. Forest Policy In The Britsh Empire. Gilt title on green cloth boards. 342pp 8vo. No inscriptions. Some minor light foxing here and there else a sound, clean copy in G-VG condition. Bradbury, Agnew & Co. Ltd. London 1922. 4th edition revised and enlarged.|
Contains section on 'Forestry in the Union of South Africa', also covers Kenya, Uganda, Nyasaland, Swaziland, Southern Rhodesia, Nigeria, the Gold Coast (Gambia & Sierra Leone), the Sudan.
|#24508 Tarboton, Warwick. ROBERTS NESTS & EGGS OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN BIRDS. A Comprehensive Guide To The Nesting Habits Of Over 720 Bird Species In Southern Africa. Printed wraps. 415pp illustrated large 8vo. As new condition. John Voelker Bird Book Fund 2011 1st edition. isbn 9780620506298|
Field guide format. Over 2500 photographs with more than 1200 eggs of 680 species illustrated life-size in 47 plates. 175 pages of species on facing page to nesting illustrations of each.
|#24517 Taylor, Peter John. BATS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Guide To Biology, Identification, And Conservation. 206pp illustrated softcover. No inscription. wraps a little rubbed hence VG+ condition. contents unmarked. University of Natal Press 2000. isbn 9780869809822|
Accounts for the region's 74 species with descriptions and diagnostic features as well as information on habitat, social & roosting habits, diet, reproduction, echolocation calls, distribution and conservation status. Photographs, distribution maps and sonograms for all species south of the Zambezi & Cunene rivers.
|#25004 Tredgold, Margaret H. & Biegel, H.M. RHODESIAN WILD FLOWERS. Thomas Meikle Series No.4. Softcover. 77pp illustrated 4to. Wraps lightly rubbed, else conservatively VG condition. National Monument & Museums of Rhodesia 1979. isbn 0797404015|
Signed by both authors to title page. Successor to the book of the same title by Martineau & Pear, 1953.
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|#24515 Fothergill, Rowland J. THE MONUMENTS OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA. Gilt on grey cloth boards. 128pp illustrated b/w photos, map. 8vo. No inscription. sello offset to front pastedown else excellent contents. externally VG, in dustwrapper (sello offset to fold-ins. some chips and dibs, but clean and no major tears or loss). The Commission For The Preservation Of Natural And Historical Monuments And Relics. Bulawayo 1953.|
The book groups these into five categories; distinctive & beautiful scenery, rock paintings & engravings, ruins, the Matabele invasion & occupation, the European occupation. 60 items listed. At the rear is a list of 69 registered monuments while a loose cyclostyled list continues with items numbered 70 to 119.
|#24623 Green, Goodwin Elsa. RAIDERS AND REBELS IN SOUTH AFRICA. Silver dec on brown cloth boards. 208pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. edges & eps tanned. overall VG condition in Good only dustwrapper (rubbed & worn, no major loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Silver Series Volume 9. Bulawayo, 1976 1st edition. facsimile of the George Newnes 1898 edition. isbn 0869201360|
The author was a trained nurse and had arrived in Cape Town in 1895. Her book deals with two nursing expeditions that she organised in 1896. The first was to Krugersdorp to look after the wounded from the abortive Jameson Raid. The second (comprising the greater part of the book) was to Rhodesia providing assistance in Umtali and Salisbury during the Second Matabele War (Mashona uprising).
|#24514 Knight, E.F. RHODESIA OF TO-DAY. A Description Of The Present Condition And The Prospects Of Mashonaland And Matabeleland. Green cloth boards. 151pp illustrated b/w plates, maps, advertisement pages at rear. 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. a VG+ copy in Good dustwrapper (rubbed, chipped along top edge, no major loss or tears). foldout map as new. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1975. Rhodesiana Reprint Silver Series Vol.3. Facsimile of the Longmans Green 1895 edition with new Foreword and illustrations. isbn 0869201239|
Knight was a well-established journalist of his day and the correspondent for The Times for many years. He visited Rhodesia in 1894 and his assessment of the country was given in a series of articles in The Times dealing with labour, climate, agriculture, emigration, British South Africa Company, mining, land, the Chartered Company's goldfields, communications and administration. These later appeared in book form.
|#24538 Leonard, Arthur Glyn. HOW WE MADE RHODESIA. Gilt on dark green cloth boards. 364pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. edges & eps foxed else VG condition in dustwrapper (fading spine, wear around head of spine, no other loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1973. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series Vol.32. Facsimile of the 1896 Kegan Paul Trench Trubner edition with new introduction and 40 additional illustrations.|
Drawn from author's diaries and letters written while hewas stationed at Fort Macloutsie & Fort Tuli during 1891-1891. Author was commanding officer of the BSAP 'E' Troop
|#24512 Ransford, Oliver. THE RULERS OF RHODESIA. From Earliest Times To The Referendum. Red cloth boards. ix + 345pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. Owners signature to verso else contents excellent. a very clean VG copy in G-VG dustwrapper (wear along top edge and to tail of spine, no major loss or tears). John Murray. London 1968 1st edition. isbn 0719518229|
Covers the Shangani Patrol with reference to then new source material, the 1896 Matabele Rebellion etc. Author discusses Rhodes and posits that he had a 'hole in the heart' condition. He further theorises that always the area has been ruled by minority elites and that the then current struggles saw another elite, the communists, struggling to take over the country.
|#24486 Sampson, Richard. (Comp). THEY CAME TO NORTHERN RHODESIA. Being A Record Of Persons Who Entered What Is Now The Territory Of Northern Rhodesia By 31st December 1902. Orange wraps. 49pp. VG+ condition. The Government Printer. Lusaka 1956.|
A listing of 874 men, women, & children, giving details of entry, work, etc. and references to sources where information may be referenced in greater detail. Records missionaries, traders, professional people, BSA personnel, and others.
|#24513 Selous, Frederick Courteney. A HUNTER'S WANDERINGS IN AFRICA. A Narrative Of Nine Years Spent Amongst The Game Of The Far Interior Of South Africa. Gilt decoration and title on green cloth boards. xvii + 455pp. illustrated b/w plates, foldout map. 8vo. No inscription. 4 square corners. VG+ condition in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed and worn, chipped around head of spine, no major tears or loss). map as new. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Fourteen (14). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970 (1976 reprint). Facsimile of the Richard Bentley 1881 edition. isbn 0869200267|
"Containing Accounts Of Exploration Beyond The Zambesi, On The River Chobe, And In The Matabele And Mashuna Countries, With Full Notes Upon The Natural History And Present Distribution Of All The Large Mammalia". In an era when the main trading commodity from the interior of Africa was ivory, Selous was already at 25 the most renowned and successful elephant hunter on the continent. This is a detailed narrative of nearly a decade spent hunting and exploring in Matabeleland and Masonaland. Includes original maps and plates.
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|#24975 Bryce, James. IMPRESSIONS OF SOUTH AFRICA. Red cloth boards. 604pp illustrated with 3 fold-out maps at rear. 8vo. Owners signature to half-title page. several ownership stamps. various bumps & marks, all three maps excellent with no tears. overall G++ condition. Macmillan. London 1987. 1st edition.|
In 1885 the author travelled across South Africa from Cape Town to Fort Salisbury in Mashonaland passing through Bechuanaland and Matabeleland and by steamer from Beira to Delagoa Bay. Thence through Natal, Transvaal, Orange Free State, Basutoland, and the Eastern Province of the Cape Colony. He records impressions social, economic, & political.
|#24956 Gibbons, Major A. St.H. AFRICA FROM NORTH TO SOUTH THROUGH MAROTSELAND. Volume 1. Gilt on dec. blue boards. teg. 275pp illustrated 8vo. Spine lightly soiled, mostly square corners but showing some wear, front board very clean and most attractive. small split head of spine, rear hinge starting but still sound, hence overall in near VG condition. giant map in rear pocket is in excellent condition - no tears at all. John Lane The Bodley Head. London 1904.||£350.00|
|#25003 Grasselli, Giorgio. AFRICAN SUNSETS. The Story Of An Adventurous Life. Gilt on navy vynide boards. 319pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. a VG-F copy in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, minor wear, small tear lower front at fold-in, still attractive). Rowland Ward 2007. (originally published as 'Tramonti Africani: Storie Di Una Vita Avventurosa', Bizzocchi 2005). isbn 9780958493994|
A biographical, travel, and hunting story. Author's tales cover many different countries. Author laments the changes in Africa leading to war, poverty, etc. 'Tramonti Africani', the original Italian edition, was winner of a 2007 literary award. The writing and photographs reflect the authors love of Africa, its wildlife and peoples.
|#24507 Meiring, Jane. THE TRUTH IN MASQUERADE. The Adventures Of Francois Le Vaillant. Gilt on buckram boards. 242pp. illustrated. sepia plates, maps. 4to. No inscription. top edge tanned, contents excellent, VG+ condition in near VG dustwrapper (foxed internally, price-clipped, spine faded, light rubbing & wear, no tears or loss). Juta. Cape Town nd. circa early 1970s. isbn 0702104612|
The story of Le Vaillant's travels in the eastern and north-western Cape interiors told using his own words.
|#24578 Smith, Ronald. STANLEY IN TROPICAL AFRICA. His Travels, Heroism, Discoveries, And Gallant Relief Of Emin Pasha. Black title on blind-stamped red cloth boards. teg. fold-out frontis & map, and 2 fold-out letters at rear. 196pp illustrated 8vo. 1904 school prize inscription to front pastedown. ff and foldout map tanned, some foxing. a clean sound copy of good appearance, overall G-VG condition. Hyman A. Abrahams. London nd.|
"Including The Narrative Of The Livingstone Search Expedition, Of The Journey Through Equatorial Africa, And That Of The Founding Of The Congo Free State".
|#24971 Stigand, Major C.H. EQUATORIA. The Lado Enclave. Gilt on green cloth boards. 253pp 8vo. Ownership inscription and stamp. shelfwear. serious dibs to rear board hence overall a sound reading copy only. despite accumulated external marks and wear will show well on bookshelf as the spine is quite attractive. excellent foldout map at rear with no marks or tears. Constable. London 1923 1st edition.|
Not one of the author's hunting titles, rather a detailed overview of the area in diverse fields. Includes a lengthy memoir of author. In 1910, following King Leopold’s death, the Lado Enclave became a province of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, with Stigand appointed Administrator. In 1912 the southern half of the Lado Enclave was ceded to Uganda, then a British protectorate. British authorities failed to effectively administer the area, leaving the enclave to become a 'bad-man's land'. Ivory hunters moved in and shot almost all of an estimated herd of 2000 elephants resident in the enclave between 1909 & 1912. Sources consider that the publicity from this hunt and the resulting public outrage led to the beginnings of the conservation movement.
|#24964 Thomson, Rev. J.B. JOSEPH THOMSON, AFRICAN EXPLORER. A Biography By His Brother. Gilt dec red cloth boards. 358pp illustrated 8vo. Ex library with stamps. later owners inscription. A good reading copy, clean, complete, fairly sound. Samson Low Marston 1896.|
Geologist and naturalist to Alexander Johnston's 1878 Royal Geographical Society expedition to establish a route from Dar es Salaam to Lake Nyasa and Lake Tanganyika. After the death of Johnston, Thomson took the leadership and successfully led the expedition over 3,000 miles. In 1883, he embarked on another Royal Geographical Society expedition, this time to explore a route from the eastern coast of Africa to the northern shores of Lake Victoria. Later travels included exploring north of the Zambezi to conclude treaties and gain mining concessions from tribal chiefs on behalf of the British South Africa Company. Thomson's Gazelle is named after him.
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|#24536 Ashe, Waller. & Edgell, E.V. Wyatt. THE STORY OF THE ZULU CAMPAIGN. Gilt title on brown cloth boards. 408pp 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. front and rear hinges cracked, shaken but not about to part company. soft at head and tail of spine, corners bumped. foldout map has repairable tear to one crease. some annotations to title page, nevertheless a clean sound copy. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. London, 1880, 1st edition.|
Ashe authored this book from the field reports sent by his friend Captain Edmund Wyatt Edgell and others. Covers of course Isandhlwana, Rorke's Drift, and the death of the Prince Imperial.
|#12560 Benstead, Instructor Lieutenant C.R. ROUND THE WORLD WITH THE BATTLE CRUISERS. Gilt anchor motif on blue cloth boards xiii + 254pp. illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Boards very faded. eps and edges fox/browned, with lesser foxing in places throughout. bookplate front pastedown. top of spine wearing. sound and tight. G+. no dustwrapper. Hurst & Blackett. London nd. c.1924 or later.|
H.M.S. Hood & Repulse as part of the Special Service Squadron made a round the world cruise to British colonies, dominions & possessions, stopping in Cape Town late 1923. 25pp chapter on Sierra Leone, 17pp chapter on South Africa and 13pp chapter on Zanzibar.
|#24600 Cunynghame, General Sir Arthur Thurlow. MY COMMAND IN SOUTH AFRICA 1874-1878. Comprising Experiences Of Travel In The Colonies Of South Africa And The Independent States. Gilt on red cloth boards. 376pp illustrated 3 maps. 8vo. Bookplate. spine fading, edges & eps tanned. boards have a 'chalky' look, a very sound and clean copy with excellent contents. overall G-VG condition. Macmillan. London 1880 2nd edition.|
Preferred 2nd edition with the extended Preface. Part 1 is an account of a journey from Cape Town to the Eastern Frontier, the Free State, & Basutoland. Part 2. describes a visit to Pondoland and to Natal. Part 3 describes the threatened rebellion in the Diamond Fields and the expedition sent to check it. Part 4 deals with the annexation of the Transvaal and Part 5 with the 6th Frontier Wars on the Eastern Frontier of the Cape Colony. Author was the Lieutenant Governor & Commander Of The Forces in South Africa.
|#24564 Dorling, Taprell H. (Taffrail) & Guill, L.F. (Ed. Francis Mason). RIBBONS AND MEDALS. The World's Military And Civil Awards. Brown cloth boards. 359pp illustrated 4to. Owners signature ffep. lower front corner bumped else boards very smart, eps & edges tanned else contents excellent. overall G-VG in dustwrapper (price-clipped, light wear, no chips, tears, or loss). George Philip. London 1974 enlarged edition. isbn 9780540071203|
The standard work, this enlarged edition features colour illustrations for ribbons and photographs of medals. Includes entries for South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, & Uganda.
|#24592 Furneaux, Rupert. THE ZULU WAR. Isandhlwana And Rorke's Drift. Red cloth boards. 210pp illustrated 8vo. Eps tanned and with sello offset. some newspaper clippings taped in to eps. a Good copy in dustwrapper (worn, repaired, no major loss or tears). Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1963 2nd impression.|
A clear account of the relevant battles, illustrated plates and maps.
|#24621 Gordon, Major Lawrence L. BRITISH BATTLES AND MEDALS. A Description Of Every Campaign Medal And Bar Awarded Since The Armada, With The Historical Reasons For Their Award And The Names Of All The Ships, Regiments And Squadrons Of The Royal Air Force Whose Personel Are Entitled To Them. Blue cloth boards. 451pp illustrated 8vo. includes addenda & corrigenda, August 1964, & August 1965. Large inscription fills half-title page. sello offset to eps. eps spotted, edges browned. ink annotations reflect the addenda & corrigenda attached to rear pastedown. overall a Good sound reference copy in dustwrapper (price-clipped, sello offset to fold-ins). foldout medal-ribbon chart is in good order. Major L. L Gordon. 1962 3rd edition.|
Describes all campaign awards given between 1588 & 1961.
|#24947 Hernon, Ian. BLOOD IN THE SAND. More Forgotten Wars Of The 19th Century. Black cloth boards. 232pp illustrated 8vo. bookplate ffep. Fine condition in protected dustwrapper. Sutton Publishing 2001. isbn 9780750626140|
Chapters on The Storming Of Madagascar, 1845, and The Hut Tax War, Sierra Leone, 1898.
|#24589 Noram, C.B. BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH ARMY. From Tangier, 1662, To The Commencement Of The Reign Of King Edward VII. Gilt on green cloth boards. 500pp illustrated maps, plates, tables. 8vo. No inscriptions. Boards nice and clean, front corners bumped. noted that 2 plates have been taped in, hence overall G-VG condition. London: John Murray, 1911, 1st edition.|
Chapter 22 'Battle Honours For Services In South Africa, 1806-1879' and Chapter 26 'Battle Honours For South Africa 1899-1902' are of interest in respect of South African battle honours. Appendix 2 refers to the battle honour for the Defence of Kimberley, 1899-1900.
|#24638 Orpen, Neil. THE CAPE TOWN HIGHLANDERS 1885-1970. Green cloth boards. 396pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. edges & eps tanned else contents excellent. overall VG in G-VG dustwrapper (foxed inside, chipped to head & tail of spine, writing impressed to rear). The Cape Town Highlanders History Committee. 1970 1st edition.|
Not to be confused with the 1986 centenary edition with a similar name. This is the full history to 1970 while the later publication condenses this all to one chapter and concentrates on post-1970 events.
|#24525 Potgieter, Herman. & Steenkamp, Willem. AIRCRAFT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN AIRFORCE. Chocolate cloth boards. 180pp illustrated 4to. No inscription. 4 square corners. a VG+ copy in G+ dustwrapper (foxed internally, rubbed, wear at head of spine, no loss or tears). Struik. Cape Town 1984. isbn 9780869771334|
Great photographs with the story of each type of aircraft and squadron.
|#24509 Selley, Ron. & Cocks, Kerrin. I WON'T BE HOME NEXT SUMMER. Flight Lieutenant R.N. Selley, DFC (1917-1941). 191pp illustrated paperback. A Fine copy. 30 degrees South Publishers. 2014. isbn 9781920143947|
Inscribed by Author on title page thus: "For Eddie, 54 years of friendship, Ron Selley November 20014, Kerrin was a great help and gave the title". Ronnie Selley from Natal joined the RAF on a short-service commission in 1937 and after training was posted to Coastal Command. The first pilot to sink a U-boat he went on to win the DFC during the Dunkirk evacuation of the BEF.
|#24582 Steevens, G.W. WITH KITCHENER TO KHARTUM. White & black on blue pictorial boards. 326pp illustrated maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. nice bright boards. 4 square corners. eps & edges tanned, a G-VG copy William Blackwood, London, 1898, 4th edition.||£15.00|
|#24537 Stuart, J. A HISTORY OF THE ZULU REBELLION 1906 And Of Dinizulu's Arrest, Trial And Expatriation. Red cloth boards. teg. 581pp illustrated 8vo. Front hinge starting. edges & eps tanned. tape repairs to top of spine. ff tanned, foxing here and there. a sound reading copy. Macmillan. London 1913, 1st edition.|
Now generally known as the Bambatha Rebellion, this was a Zulu revolt against British rule and increased taxation in the Natal Colony. This work originally commenced as an official record under the auspices of the Government of Natal, but the later creation of the Union of South Africa brought this work to a halt. It was subsequently completed by the Author on his own. It is thus based upon as much official information as any official history might be. Extensive illustrations.
|#24590 Van Onselen, Lennox. A RHAPSODY IN BLUE. Pale blue cloth boards. 165pp illustrated 8vo. Edges & eps tanned. boards a bit off-colour. a G+ copy in dustwrapper (worn, residual sello, no loss but some minor tears). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1960 1st edition.|
Warmly inscribed by author to friend, Mafeking 1/4/66. The story of the South African Police.
|#24565 Ware, Fabian. THE IMMORTAL HERITAGE. An Account of the Work and Policy of The Imperial War Graves Commission during Twenty Years 1917-1937. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 80pp. illustrated. Spine & adjacent area on rear board totally faded & tanned. contents clean. a sound reading copy. no dustwrapper. Cambridge University Press. 1937 1st edition.|
Signed on title page "Louise Battiss 1938". Illustrates major memorials including Delville Wood.
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|#24950 Bell, W.D.M. KARAMOJO SAFARI. Black cloth boards 288pp 8vo. Gift inscription to title page. G++ condition in Good dustwrapper (rubbed & worn, no major loss or tears). Neville Spearman 1984. isbn 0854351655|
"This is a true story of a journey into Karamojo some fifty years ago, when it was an unknown part of Africa ... indeed at the time dealt with in this book the author was the first white man seen by the natives".
|#24991 Burrett, Rob S. (Emil Holub). DARK DEEDS Some Hunting Memoirs Of The Nineteenth Century Czech Traveller Emil Holub. Printed wraps. 64pp stapled booklet. Gift inscription. Good but externally reinforced, contents unmarked. Mambo Press. Gweru 2006. isbn 0869228080|
A collection of articles by Emil Holub as originally published in the Diamond News & the Eastern Star in 1877. An ephemeral item not often found.
|#24972 Dunbar-Brunton, James. BIG GAME HUNTING IN CENTRAL AFRICA. Gilt on red cloth boards. 339pp illustrated 8vo. Previously rebound. plain and serviceable. bookplate to front pastedown, ownersip stamp to half-title page. some foxing particularly for front portion. 2 plates short ('H.R.H. The Duchess of Aosta' and 'Mr R.A. Osborne With Elephant'). hence overall a sound reading copy only. Andrew Melrose. London 1912 1st edition.|
Frontis portrait of author is signed by author. Author was resident and hunted in then Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia. He provides useful information on guns, health, travelling outfit and camp life as well as chapters on shooting arranged according to species.
|#24984 Grzimek, Bernard & Michael. Grzimek, Bernard & Michael. Zebra-patterned boards. 344pp illustrated 8vo. Gift inscription. 4 square corners. minor foxing to prelims else contents excellent. a near VG copy, no dustwrapper. Hamish Hamilton 1960 2nd imp.|
Author's prophetic statement in this classic of conservation still rings true. "Large cities continue to proliferate. In the coming decades and centuries, men will not travel to view marvels of engineering, but they will leave the dusty towns in order to behold the last places on earth where God’s creatures are peacefully living. Countries which have preserved such places will be envied by other nations and visited by streams of tourists. There is a difference between wild animals living a natural life and famous buildings. Palaces can be rebuilt if they are destroyed in wartime, but once the wild animals of the Serengeti are exterminated no power on earth can bring them back".
|#24954 Lake, Alexander. KILLERS IN AFRICA. The Truth About Animals Lying In Wait And Hunters Lying In Print. Light tan cloth boards. 254pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership inscription and stamp. spine faded also top of front board. minor spine lean, else a nice clean copy, no dustwrapper. W.H. Allen. London 1953.|
Tales of African game hunting arranged by species.
|#24970 Lyell, Denis D. WILD LIFE IN CENTRAL AFRICA. Gilt title with black decorated green cloth boards. 284pp illustrated 8vo. Owners inscription and stamp to both end papers. another 2 stamps elsewhere. otherwise contents unmarked. Boards very clean and attractive, four square corners. overall conservatively VG condition. The Field & Queen (Horace Cox) (1913).|
This was the fourth book on hunting from the pen of Denis Lyell, a hunter with a long and practical experience of his subject gained in Nyasaland, North Eastern Rhodesia and Portuguese East Africa from 1898. It is chatty in its style and is rich in information on elephants and their habits, hints on hunting them, their ivory, and the dangers generally of hunting elephant and other big game. His advice & fascinating facts are threaded with anecdote in which other renowned hunters are often mentioned.
|#24957 Maugham, R.C.F. WILD GAME IN ZAMBEZIA. Blue cloth boards. teg. 376pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership inscription and stamp to prelims. front board has suffered insect depradations so outwardly unattractive. small split at head of spine. overall a clean sound copy. folding map excellent. John Murray. London 1914.|
Describes various types of game and hunting conditions in Mozambique primarily north of the Zambezi River. He includes his own hunts after elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, hippo, and a variety of antelope, with chapters on equipment, game reserves, and the tsetse fly.
|#24958 Pease, Sir Alfred E. THE BOOK OF THE LION. Gilt dec. red cloth boards (has 'lion' device of 1st edition). 293pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership inscription front pastedown, also stamps ffep and dedication page. some insect depredations to cloth plus some marks to front board, still bright and attractive. overall a very sound G++ copy. John Murray 1914 2nd edition.||£140.00|
|#24986 Phillipps-Wolley, Clive. BIG GAME SHOOTING. 2 Volumes. Dec brown cloth boards. 453pp + 443pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership stamps to both volumes. edges & eps tanned. soft at head and tail of spine, boards show some marks, else sound and clean copies in overall G+ condition. Longmans Green. Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes. 1894 1st edition|
Covers the subject worldwide, with Volume 2 mostly concerning South Africa with species-specific contributions by W. Cotton Oswell, F.J. Jackson, & F.C. Selous.
|#24951 Prince William of Sweden AMONG PYGMIES AND GORILLAS With The Swedish Zoological Expedition To Central Africa 1921. Gilt on blue cloth boards. 296pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership stamp to half-title. G-VG condition. both folding maps at rear excellent. Gyldendal. London 1923 1st edition.|
Incorporates "With The Wambute On The Hunting Trail" by Count Nils Gyldenstolpe.
|#24965 Stigand, Capt. C.H. HUNTING THE ELEPHANT IN AFRICA And Other Recollections Of Thirteen Years' Wanderings. Red cloth boards. 379pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership stamp ffep. corners show light wear, soft at head an tail of spine, attractive shelf appearance, overall near VG condition, includes the folding chart of elephant tusk measurements at rear. Macmillan. London 1913 1st edition.|
Chauncey Hugh Stigand was born in France in 1877 while his father was the British Consul there. He demonstrated early academic talents and was exposed to the maturing benefits of foreign travel at a youthful age. His cultured family background influenced the shaping of his career. He opted for the Army and obtained a commission. Later career moves provided considerable opportunities for hunting in East Africa and the Lado Enclave. He wrote many other titles on his experiences in Africa.
|#24963 Sutherland, James. THE ADVENTURES OF AN ELEPHANT HUNTER. Gilt dec. navy cloth boards. teg. 324pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership stamp ffep and library label to front pastedown with column of date-stamps on rear pastedown, gilt "C22" on spine (Guildford Institute). front board a bit shaken else a Good clean copy, contents excellent. Macmillan. London 1912 1st edition.|
One of the true classics of African big-game hunting, this work recounts the author's elephant hunting exploits primarily along the Luwegu River in German East Africa, and the Locheringo River in Portuguese East Africa. (Czech).
|#24967 Szechenyi, Count Zsigmond. LAND OF ELEPHANTS. Big-Game Hunting In Kenya, Tanganyika And Uganda. Black cloth boards. 208pp illustrated 97 plates. 8vo. Ownership inscription front pastedown, stamp to ffep. soft at head & tail of spine. contents excellent. a G+ copy. no dustwrapper. Putnam. 1945 1st English edition.|
Author's experiences of travel and big game hunting with gun and camera in Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda. original book review newspaper clipping to rear pastedown.
|#24980 Temple-Perkins, E.A. KINGDOM OF THE ELEPHANT. Black cloth boards. 271pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership stamp ffep. boards spotted especially spine. a Good clean sound reading copy. Andrew Melrose 1955 1st edition.|
Author lived in Uganda in the area formed by the then Queen Elizabeth National Park serving 27 years as a member of the then Colonial Administrative Service. Often called upon to shoot game that was intruding upon villages and crops, as well as for profit and the pot, he became an experienced hunter. An excellent read.
|#24953 Varian, H.F. SOME AFRICAN MILESTONES. Red cloth boards. 272pp illustrated 8vo. Owners inscription and stamp. a Good copy. no dustwrapper. George Ronald. (1953) 1st edition.|
Author spent half-a-century opening up new territories in Africa and became famous both as an engineer and as a big-game hunter. Through Northern & Southern Rhodesia, Angola, Mozambique, Tanganyika, Uganda, and Kenya (the Varian Way), he was involved in railway construction attempting to realise Rhode's dream of the Cape to Cairo route.
|#24949 Wykes, Alan. NIMROD SMITH. A Profile Of T. Murray Smith, Professional Game Hunter. Green cloth boards. 207pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership inscription & stamp to feps. edges & prelims spotted. G+ condition in Good dustwrapper (rubbed, marked, no major loss or tears). Hamish Hamilton 1961 1st edition.|
A personal biography of the East African professional hunter Murray Smith with much told in his own words.
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