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Catalogue of books about Africa. Q245 11th September 2017
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Bulpin, T.V. (Illustrated A.A. Telford & C.T.A. Maberly). LOST TRAILS OF THE TRANSVAAL.Printed boards. 474pp. illustrated colour photos, line drawings. 8vo. A very clean copy, tight with 4 square corners. small ownership signature to top of title page plus two small 3.0cm x 1.5cm labels ('Donated by ..).& (... Museum). preliminaries only lightly foxed. mark to rear from removal of ?? hence VG- but despite all has a nice shelf and table appearance and contents past the title page are unmarked. Books of Africa. Cape Town 1974 3rd edition.
The restless years of the Transvaal to the boom days of Barberton in 1884, described with a wealth of fascinating anecdotes. Illustrated by A.A. Telford & C.T.A. Maberly, this edition combines the material of the earlier (1956) edition of the same title along with that from 'Lost Trails Of The Lowveld', 'The Golden Republic', and 'Storm Over The Transvaal' plus newer material.
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Montgomery, John. (Ed. A. Giffard) THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN MONTGOMERY.Graham's Town Series No 6. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. 202pp illustrated 8vo. Inked-out ownership initials ffep. insect depredation to lower edge of rear board only (visible only from beneath). hence G+ with nice contents. dustwrapper Good only, shows some foxing, rather handled, worn along top edge near spine, but no loss or chips. Graham's Town Series No 6. A.A. Balkema for Rhodes University. nd. (1981). isbn 0869611240
Montgomery was an 1820 Settler, a member of the party of Thomas Butler on board the 'Fanny' which sailed from Co. Wicklow. By his own admission a jack of all trades, he was a colourful and articulate man who took part in all the events of the colony during his life of 58 years here, including the Albany settlement, the expansion of the frontier, the Great Trek, wars with the Xhosa and Basuto. He fathered 14 children and also travelled widely as a smous. Writings from a variety of sources including newspapers and fragments of the original manuscript and typescript.
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Suzman, Helen. IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS.Black cloth boards. 310pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. ff tanned. 4 square corners. VG-Fine copy in dustwrapper (spine lightly faded, no chips, tears, or loss). Jonathan Ball. Parktown 1993. isbn 9781868420018
Introduction by Nelson Mandela. Helen Suzman was M.P. for Houghton (Johannesburg) from 1953 until 1989 and used the forum of Parliament to speak out on behalf of equal justice for all as the sole member of the official opposition.
Thompson, Matabele. (Ed. Nancy Rouillard). MATABELE THOMPSON.His Autobiography (And The Story Of Rhodesia). 160pp softcover. Owners inscription inside front wrap. tear across spine one quarter up from bottom, hence a Good clean copy only. Dassie Books. Central News Agency 1957 2nd revised edition.
Gift inscription on title page from Nancy Rouillard, Matabele Thompson's daughter. AIRMAIL at standard rate.
Trevorrow, Valerie. THE LEVEY FAMILY TREE.145pp A4 illustrated in card wraps. VG copy. Self 2007.
Author was born Levey. Joseph Levey was born in Leven in Fifeshire about 1784/1785. With his wife Elizabeth they came to Cape Town on the "Brilliant" in 1817. They travelled with the Moodie Party as independent settlers. Moving at some time to Graham's Town. Includes pasted in sheet re Protein S deficiency by Colin Levey which is a genetic trait in the family.
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Barnard, Chris. PIET-MY-VROU en NAGSPEL.97pp softcover. A sound reading copy. much used and marked. Tafelberg 1987. isbn 9780624017851
Two plays in Afrikaans. AIRMAIL at standard rate.
Bradburne, John. (Ed. David Crystal). SONGS OF THE VAGABOND.84pp softcover. A VG+ copy. Holy Island Press 1996. isbn 0951306340
Bradburne was shot by guerillas in Zimbabwe in the last year of the bush war, 1979. He was warden of Mutemwa Leprosy Settlement near Mutoko until his death. He is a candidate for canonisation by the Roman Catholic Church. A service is held in Bradburne's memory at Mutemwa every year, drawing as many as 25,000 people each time. In 2009 a Mass commemorating the 30th anniversary of his death was held at Westminster Cathedral. As a poet he left behind some 6,000 poems.
Brink, Andre P. KINKELS INNIE KABEL.'N Verhoogstuk In Elf Episodes Deur Andre P. Brink (Met Apologie Aan William Shakespeare). Tan paper-covered boards. 59pp small 8vo. Institutional library stamps to eps else a clean VG copy in dustwrapper. Buren. Cape Town 1971.
Afrikaans. A comedy: 'Twists In The Cable'.
Carpenter, Frederic I. LAURENS VAN DER POST.Gilt on red cloth boards. 163pp 8vo. VG+ condition. no dustwrapper. (TWAS 68). World Authors Series. Twayne Publishers. New York 1969.
Looks at van der Post as a man and as an author, reviewing him, his books, and his ideas.
Clingman, Stephen R. THE NOVELS OF NADINE GORDIMER.History From The Inside. 276pp softcover. Institutional stamps to eps else VG condition. Allen & Unwin. London 1986 isbn 0869753096
Author analyses each of eight works. viz. 'The Lying Days', 'A World Of Strangers', 'Occasion For Loving', 'The Late Bourgeois World', 'A Guest Of Honour', The Conservationist', 'Burgher's Daughter', & 'July's People'.
De Vries, Abraham. DIE AFRIKAANSE KORTVERHAALBOEK.686pp softcover. A Fine unread copy. Human & Rousseau. 2012 7th revised edition isbn 9780798156349
Driver, C.J. I LIVE HERE NOW.Poems by C.J. Driver. 33pp wraps. G-VG condition, a clean copy. Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts 1979. issn 01408550
Signed by Author on title page. Author was born in South Africa in 1939 and educated at St Andrew's College, Grahamstown, and at the University of Cape Town. Subject in 1964 to solitary confinement under the old Ninety Day Detention Act he was released with no charge against him. Leaving South Africa he became a British citizen in 1969. AIRMAIL at standard rate.
Dubbeld, Catherine E. (Comp). REFLECTING APARTHEID.South African Short Stories In English With Socio-Political Themes 1960-1987. A Select And Annotated Bibliography. 337pp paperback. Institutional stamp to title page else a clean VG copy. Bibliographic Series No.21. South African Institute Of International Affairs 1990. isbn 0908371837
Records short stories in English that were published in monograph form between 1960 & 1987 to provide an account of the socio-political life under apartheid in South Africa during this time. Based upon an MA thesis submitted by the Author. AIRMAIL at standard rate.
Fugard, Athol., Kani, John., & Ntshona, Winston. STATEMENTS.Two Workshop Productions Devised By ... 109pp paperback. Institutional stamps to eps else clean VG- condition. Oxford University Press 1978. isbn 019281170
Contains: Sizwa Bansi Is Dead, The Island, Statements After An Arrest Under The Immorality Act.
Gerard, Albert S. (Ed). EUROPEAN-LANGUAGE WRITING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA.Volumes 1 & 2. Black cloth boards. 2 volumes 1288pp total. 8vo Institutional library stamp both volumes. VG condition in dustwrapper. Akadamiai Kiado. Budapest 1986. isbn 9630538326
These two volumes dealing with sub-saharan Africa provide a systematic survey of creative writing generated in the European languages that were used for imaginative purposes on the African continent. Mainly references English & French writings but many other languages are included (even Latin). The work is organised to a taxonomy that takes into account time, space, and language.
Greenberg, Louis. (Ed). HOME AWAY.24 Hours, 24 Cities, 24 Writers. 223pp paperback. No inscriptions. ff tanned, VG+ condition. Zebra Press 2010 isbn 9781770220720
Twenty-four writers, born, raised, or resident in South Africa write about a foreign city and reflect on the nature of home. Each of them covers one hour in a global day. A mix of memoirs, travelogue, thriller, humour, and speculative fiction. As these stories suggest it is often when we are far away from home that we see it most clearly. Contributions from: Zukiswa Wanner, S.A. Partridge, Richard de Nooy, Sarah Britten, Naomi Nkealah, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, Colleen Higgs, Moky Makura, Sarah Lotz, Louis Greenberg, Fiona Snykers, Lauren Beukes, Ted Botha, Liesl Jobson, Jassy Mackenzie, Makhosazana Xaba, Jo-Anne Richards, Henrietta Rose-Innes, Kathryn White, Karina Magdalena Szczurek, Ivan Vladislavic, Helen Moffett, Rustum Kozain, & Victoria Burrows.
Haresnape, Geoffrey. NEW CONTRAST.No.80. Volume 20 Number 4. 96pp paperback. VG condition. Carrefour Press. December 1992.
Interview with Patrick Cullinan, In Memoriam to Noel Brettell. Stories by Andre Brink, Kole Omotoso, Elmarie Engelbrecht, Willem van der Walt, Joel Matlou, Ian Liebenberg, & Jane Foress Bennett. Poems by Mark Swift, Geoff Hutchings, Guy Butler, Basil du Toit, Gerhardt Will, Peter-John Small, Mzi Mahola, Cathy Zerbst, Angifi Proctor Dladla, Melissa Steyn, Kobus Lombard, Willem S. van der Merwe, Ryno Sauerman, Ken Barris, Kelwyn Sole, A.J. Ullyatt, Norman H.C. Smith, Michael Erfort, Arja Salafranca, Cherrine Sajer. Enquire re other issues of this publication. AIRMAIL at standard rates.
Hill, Sandra. UNSETTLEDAnd Other Stories. 120pp paperback. No inscriptions. a near-Fine copy. Modjaji. Cape Town 2015. isbn 9781928215141
Eight short stories showing the extraordinary the everyday life of women can be. AIRMAIL at standard rate.
Hoole, Belinda. & Marshall, Tony. (Comp). THAT UNTRAVELLED WORLD.A Collection Of Science Fiction Short Stories. 62pp softcover. VG+ condition. Institute for the Study of English in Africa 2000.
Compiled For The South African Council For English Education, Eastern Cape. Includes stories by H.G. Wells, E.M. Forster, Harry Farjeon, Garry Kilworth, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, & Isaac Asimov. Originally compiled for the use of candidates in the English Olympiad. AIRMAIL at standard rate.
Kamanda, Kama Sywor. (Tr. Lauren Yoder). WIND WHISPERING SOUL.Poems. 48pp softcover. Fine condition. India (2001).
Inscribed by Author: "Au ... ces chantes poetique en cordial hommage, Kama Kamanda, Grahamstown 2007". Author's 10th collection. His numerous books of poetry focus on the themes of celebrating Africa and of the pain of exile and solitude, all against a backdrop of fervent celebration of love. "My poetry speaks of men and women from all continents who fight for a real and just humanism where their dreams can become reality. Itâs a poetry of life, of love, of hope and of the exaltation of values that encourage the blossoming of the individual within a community where harmony depends upon the contribution of each member". AIRMAIL at standard rates.
King, Michael. THE FOOLAnd Other Poems. 44pp softcover. G-VG condition. The Poetry Press. Cape Town 1987. isbn 0620105208
The title poem won the Sir Roger Newdigate Prize for Poetry in 1977. Author was born in the Transkei. He won the Heather Drummond poetry prize for two years running. He read English literature at Oxford. AIRMAIL at standard rate.
McGrane, Michelle. THE SUITABLE GIRL.51pp softcover. A Fine copy. Modjaji 2011. isbn 9781920397265
Author was born in Zimbabwe, raised in Malawi, moved to South Africa in her early teens. Her third published collection of poetry. AIRMAIL at standard rate.
McKay, David. PASSAGES, PLACE NAMES.Poems By David McKay. 33pp softcover. VG+ condition. ISEA 1988. isbn 0868103551
1997 Sanlam Literary Award winner.
Moussa-Mahmoud, Fatma. THE ARABIC NOVEL EGYPT 1914-1970.102pp printed wraps. Wraps worn, creased. a Good copy only. Egyptian General Book Organization 1973.
The following chapters were each prepared as a radio talk: The Early Beginnings Of The Novel In Egypt. The Literary Clubs Of The Early 20thC. Zeinab And The Novel Of Country Life. The Early Novels Of Tawfik Al-Hakim. The Passage To Europe. The Peasant As A Hero. Naguib Mahfouz And The Development Of The Arabic Novel. The Novel As A Record Of Social Change. Alexandria And The Later Novels Of Naguib Mahfouz. The Egyptian Quartet Of Fathy Ghanem. 'The Bolti Alley' And Widening Scope Of The Arabic Novel. The Changing Role Of The Female. The Voice Of Feminist Protest. Includes Selected List of Studies on Arabic Fiction. AIRMAIL at standard rate worldwide.
Olifant, Andries Walter. & Vladislavic, Ivan. (Eds). STAFFRIDER.Volume 9 Number 1 1990. 96pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG condition. Ravan Press 1990. issn 02587211
Contributors include: Peter Esterhuysen, M. Cassiem D'Arcy, Karren Visser, Deena Padayachee, Nadine Gordimer, Stephen Gray (Richard Rive, A Memoir), and others. Essays & poetry.
Phelps, Jim. & Bell, Nigel. D.H. LAWRENCE AROUND THE WORLD.South African Perspectives. Green vynide boards. 335pp 8vo. As new. no dustwrapper. Echoing Green Press 2007. isbn 9780980250114
Extended authorial gift inscription to title page. 35 contributed papers.
Poetry Society of Rhodesia. RHODESIAN POETRY.Festival 70 Edition. No.10 1970/1971. Printed wraps. 36pp stapled. Two library stamps. G-VG condition. Poetry Society of Rhodesia 1971.
Poems by: Perseus Adams, Mark Anstey, Janice Austin, Noeline Barry, Ralph Bedford, Phillipa Berlyn, Noel Brettell, D.E. Borrell, E.O.Z. Chipamaunga, Michael Cotsell, Keith Dives, Judy Edgar, Hugh Finn, Mary Forder, Mary Fourie, Jane-Eliza Hasted, Richard-Gifford Garrner, B. Broughton Gingell, Pamela Greager, Vivien John, Audrey Kloppers, Nicholas Kondenga, Joan Lavoipierre, Clifford Nhau, Neil Park, Dora Vaughan Rice, Olive Robertson, Martin Robson, Shepistone Sekeso, Dennis Smith, Colin Style, Enetia Vasilatos, Merna Wilson, & Machbanai Zimunya. AIRMAIL at standard rates.
Poetry Society of Rhodesia. RHODESIAN POETRY.No.11 1972/1973. Printed wraps. 35pp stapled. Two library stamps. G-VG condition. Poetry Society of Rhodesia 1973.
Poetry by: Phillippa Berlyn, Pat Berthoud, D.E. Borrell, N.H. Brettell, Marian Christie, Vi Driver-Jowitt, Judy Edgar, Hugh Finn, Jillian Gelfand, R. Gifford-Garner, Ben Gingell, Pamela Greager, Noel Tempest Hamlyn, A.C. Hodza, Douglas Livingstone, John Finlay Logan, Solomon M. Mutswairo, L.B. Rix, Olive Robertson, Martin Robertson, Shepistone Sekeso, Colin Style, Alan Tuohy, Enetia Vasilatos, Bonus Zimunya, & Eddison J. Zavogbo. AIRMAIL at standard rates.
Rotimi, Ola. KURUNMI.An Historical Tragedy. 95pp paperback. Institutional stamp to eps. wraps a little dusty, contents clean, hence VG- condition. University Press. Ibadan 1982. isbn 0195751736
A play, originally produced by the Ori Olokun Players of the University of Ife, Nigeria, at the Ife Festival of The Arts 1969. Deals with the Kingdom of Oyo and the Ijaiye war of the 19thC. AIRMAIL at standard rate.
Ryberg, Anders. (Ed). PER WASTBERGS SKRIFTER 1943-1973.En Bibliografi. Printed wraps 132pp illustrated softcover. Institutional library stamps to eps. Wrappers rather soiled, but contents excellent. Wahlstrom & Widstrand. Stockholm 1973. isbn 9146120149
Gift inscription from Per Wastberg "For ... a bibliography in Swedish in which you may trace items on African & South African literature. from Per Wastberg ...." AIRMAIL at standard rate.
Salisbury Poetry Society. RHODESIAN POETRY.No.6 1961. Printed wraps. 32pp stapled. G-VG condition. Salisbury Poetry Society 1961.
Poems by: Noeline Barry, Greta Bloomhill, D.E. Borrell, J.M. Brander, N.H. Brettell, Benedict Dino, H.L. Finn, Pamela Greager, Noel Tempest Hamlyn, J.E. Herremans, P.M. Ingelsby, Domini Keeble, Douglas J. Livingstone, H.C. Morris, Dumo Ngcwabe, A.J.A. Peck, Muriel Rendell-Green, Olive Robertson, Hugh Simmonds, David Simpson, John Stewart, Ena Stone, C.T.E. Style, J. Wallace, P.D. Wood. AIRMAIL at standard rate.
Salisbury Poetry Society. RHODESIAN POETRY.No.8 1966. Blue wraps 31pp. G+ condition. Salisbury Poetry Society 1966.
Poetry by: Noeline Barry, Phillippa Berlyn, D.E. Borrell, N.H. Brettell, Simon Chikweya, Hugh Clark, Christine Considine, Michael Cotsell, Judy Edgar, Hugh Finn, Pamela Greager, Douglas Livingstone, Eric Mazani, Edgar Musarira, Henry Pote, Olive Robertson, Patrick Sivewright, Colin Style, & Noel Warwick. AIRMAIL at standard rates.
Salisbury Poetry Society. RHODESIAN POETRY.No.9 1968/1969. Printed wraps. 31pp stapled. G-VG condition. Salisbury Poetry Society 1969.
Poetry by: Frank Alanthwaite, Noeline Barry, Phillipa Berlyn, Noel Brettell, David Broatch, Amos Chuma, R.K. Dives, Judy Edgar, Hugh Finn, Richard Gifford-Garner, Broughton Gingell, Ralph Glover, Pamela Greager, Noel Hamlyn, Douglas Livingstone, Agrippa Masiye, Edgar Musarira, Sekani Ndlovu, Neil Park, John Philips, Olive Roberstson, Martin Robertson, Beryl Salt, Colin Style, & Eddison Zvobgo. AIRMAIL at standard rates.
Schreiner, Olive. (Ed. Richard Rive). DIAMOND FIELDS.28pp stapled softcover. Ownership signature else as new. ISEA. Institute for the Study of English in Africa, Rhodes University 1974. isbn 0868102873
Extended introduction by editor. A fragment of Schreiner's writing from an incomplete manuscript. AIRMAIL at standard rate.
Skinner, Douglas Reid. (Ed). SOUNDINGS.An Anthology Of Poems From The Entries To The 1988 Sanlam Literary Award. 128pp softcover. No inscriptions. near-new condition. Carrefour Press. Cape Town 1989. isbn 0620137037
Over 300 collections of English poetry were submitted for the 1988 Sanlam Literary Award, some 10000 poems in all. The award was given jointly to Douglas Livingstone for his 'Littoral Zone' and Basil du Toit for his 'Home Truths'. This collection includes poems by both Livingstone & du Toit as well as Mike Alfred, John Axe, Robert Berold, D.E. Borrell, Lynne Bryer, C.J. Driver, John Eppel, P. Esterhuysen, Francis Faller, Gus Ferguson, Keith Gottschalk, Margaret Gough, D.A. Greig, Dorian Haarhoff, Geoffrey Haresnape, C.J.D. Harvey, Roy Holland, Marilyn Keegan, Cathal Lagan, Moira Lovell, Rod Mackenzie, Winston Mzikayise Mahola, Sharad Master, Glynn Meter, 'Miki The Strokesman', Gomolemo Mokae, J.P. Moolman, Hugh Monro, Mteto Mzongwana, Shazaan Saj Nadir, G.A. Noon, A. Myamende, Andries Walter Oliphant, Fanie Olivier, A. Putter, Vanessa Read, Jennie Roberts, Reg Rumney, Tony Ullyatt, Chris van Wyk, Graham Walker, & Margo Wallace.
Van Niekerk, Barend v. D, THE AFRICAN IMAGE (NEGRITUDE) IN THE WORK OF LEOPOLD SEDAR SENGHOR.Printed wraps 140pp 8vo. No inscriptions. wraps well foxed. overall G-VG with mostly unmarked contents. A.A. Balkema. Cape Town 1970.
Author attempts to trace the significance of the African descent of Senghor on his poetical works and of his contribution to the cultural awakening of Africa. Culture and politics synthesise in Senghor and although primarily concerned with his poetry the author states "... we shall out of sheer necessity be unable to seal hermetically from each other these two domains". AIRMAIL at standard rate.
Worrell, Roger. AFRICAN FARM.A True Story. 89pp paperback. No inscriptions. wraps a little rubbed hence VG condition. contents as new. The Centre Press 2004.
A satirical novella in the tradition of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm'. A contribution to the new struggle, that of the African people to liberate themselves from the tyranny of erstwhile liberators. The familiar elements of political double-speak, exploitation of the simple and unsophisticated, intolerance of opposition, self-enrichment, megalomania, muzzling of the media, torture and murder, are all here. Dedicated to the liberation of the people of Zimbabwe. AIRMAIL at standard rate.
Wren, Robert M. ACHEBE'S WORLD.The Historical And Cultural Context Of The Novels Of Chinua Achebe. Printed wraps 166pp 8vo. Institutional library stamps to eps else a sound very clean VG copy. Longman 1981. isbn 0582642523
Achebe's World explores the background to the novels of Chinua Achebe and places them in their historical context. To explain the mysteries in Achebe's work the author has drawn upon his researches into Igbo history and culture and included useful anthropological information as well as a comprehensive glossary of terms and notes on various elements of the novels.
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Crous, Cornelie., Lamprecht, Jana. et al. AUDITING AND ASSURANCE SERVICESFirst South African Edition. With ACL And OMNI Accounts Evaluation Pack CD. 653pp large format softcover. VG+ condition. used academic text sold w.a.f. no apparent markings to text. CD unopened. McGraw-Hill 2012. isbn 9780077129699
May be UNISA text.
Du Plessis, Flip. & Rousseau, Deon. BUYER BEHAVIOUR.Understanding Consumer Psychology And Marketing. 388 pp softcover. VG+ condition, used academic text sold w.a.f., no apparent markings in text. Oxford UP. 2011 4th edition. isbn 9780195764444
Schreuder, A.M.G. & Coetzee, M. CAREERS.An Organisational Perspective. 549pp softcover. VG+ condition. used academic text sold w.a.f. no apparent markings to text. Juta 2016 5th edition. isbn 9781485111986
Current edition. An introductory text to the psychology of careers. Reflects the changes in the knowledge-based and technology-driven 21stC workplace.
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Lambert, J. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL.No.37 1997. 334pp softcover. Crease to front wrap else VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) November 1997. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Simon Dagut, Paternalism And Social Distance: British Settlers' Racial Attitudes 1850s - 1890s. Apollon Davidson & Irina Filatova, Russia And South Africa A Hundred Years Ago. Graham Dominy, The Making Of The Rough And The Respectable: The Imperial Garrison And Wider Society In Colonial Natal. Bill Guest, The KwaZulu Regional Economy In Retrospect And Prospect, A Brief Overview. Jabulani Sithole, Tale Of Two Boundaries: Land Disputes And The Izimpi Zemibango In The Umlazi Location Of Pinetown District 1920-1936. Henriette J. Lubbe, The Myth Of 'Black Peril': Die Burger And The 1929 Election. F.A. Mouton, A.N. Pelzer: A Custodian Of Afrikanerdom. Johan Bergh, The Future Of The South African Historical Society. Robert Morrell, Masculinity In South African History: Towards A Gendered Approach To The Past. Cynthia Kros, Farewell To The Middle Style? Reflections On 'The Seed Is Mine' (Charles van Onselen). T.R.H. Davenport, Perspectives On The Liberal Dilemma: A Review Essay. Christopher Saunders, The Liberal Party Reassessed.
Lambert, J. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL.No.38 1998. 296pp softcover. VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) November 1997. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Harriet Deacon, Using Computer Technology In History Teaching. Keith Tankard, History, The Internet, And South Africa. Nico Combrink & Phia Steyn, Oor Geskiedenis En Digitale Lugnikke In Die Kuberruimte. Timothy J. Stapleton, 'Him Who Destroys All': Reassessing The Early Career Of Faku, King Of The Mpondo c.1818-1898. Fred Morton, Cattleholders, Evangelists And Socioeconomic Transformation Among The BaKgatla Of The Rustenberg District 1863-1898. Sifiso Mxolosi Ndlovu, 'He Did What Any Other Person In His Position Would Have Done To Fight The Forces Of Invasion And Disruption': Africans, The Land And Contending Images Of King Dingane ('The Patriot') In The Twentieth Century 1916-1950s. Hamilton Sipho Simelane, Veterans, Politics And Poverty: The Case Of Swazi Veterans In The Second World War. Colin Baker, Macmillan's 'Winds Of Change' Tour 1960. Pierre Hugo, The Silence Of The American Academic In The Segregationist South. SAHS, Statement On The Implications Of Curriculum 2005 For History Teaching In The Schools. Cynthia Kros, Pardoning The Past? Christopher Saunders, Why Did 'The Boers Give It All Away'? Anthony Costa, Revisiting Citizen And Subject.
Lambert, J. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL.No.40 1999. 388pp softcover. Binding not good, Good only condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) May 1999. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: V.C. Malherbe, Testing The 'Burgher Right' To The Land: Khoesan, Colonist And Government In The Eastern Cape After Ordinance 50 Of 1828. Karla Poewe & Ulrich van der Heyden, The Berlin Missionary Society And Its Theology: The Bapedi Mission Church And The Independent Bapedi Lutheran Church. Louise Vincent, The Power Behind The Scenes: The Afrikaner Nationalist Women's Parties 1915-1931. Sue Krige, 'Trustees And Agents Of The State'? Missions And The Formation Of Policy Towards African Education 1910-1920. Robert Edgar & Hilary Sapire, Dry Bones: The Return Of Nontetha, An Eastern Cape Prophet. Edna Bradlow, J.H. Hofmeyr, Liberalism And Jewish Immigration. Goolan H. Vahed, A 'Public Health Nuisance': The Victoria Street Early Morning Squatters Market 1910-1934. Vishnu Padayachee & Shahid Vawda, Indian Workers And Worker Action In Durban 1935-1945. Karen L. Harris, 'Accepting The Group, But Not The Area': The South African Chinese And The Group Areas Act. Ashley Jackson, Tshekedi Khama, Bechuanaland And The Central African Federation. P.R. Warhurst, Imperial Watchdog: Sir Marshall Clarke As Resident Commissioner In Southern Rhodesia
Lambert, J. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL.No.42 2000. 453pp softcover. VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) May 2000. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Arnold Temu, Not Telling: African History At The End Of The Millennium. Luise White, The Most Telling: Lies, Secrets, And History. Tim Nuttal & John Wright, Probing The Predicaments Of Academic History In Contemporary South Africa. Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie, 'A Blast From The Past': The Teaching Of South African History At An Apartheid University 1960s-1980s. Cynthia Kros, Telling Lies And Forgetting All About History. Marijke du Toit, Telling Tales: The Politics Of Language In Oral Historiography. Paul Maylam, 'Dead Horses, The Baby And The Bathwater': 'Post-Theory' And The Historian's Practice. Julia Wells, The Scandal Of Rev James Read And The Taming Of The London Missionary Society By 1820. Sandra Swart, 'Desperate Men': The 1914 Rebellion And The Politics Of Poverty. Jim Davidson, Coping With Marginality: Tourism And The Projection Of Grahamstown 1870-1955. Mia Roth, Eddie Brian Jack & Let's Phone Rusty: Is This The History Of The Communist Party Of South Africa 1921-1950? Phia Steyn & Andre Wessels, The Emergence Of The New Environmentalism In South Africa 1988-1992. Christo Botha, The Politics Of Land Resettlement In Namibia 1890-1960. Alan Lester, Global Capitalism, Social Dislocation And Cultural Discourse In South African History. G.R. Allen, Is There A Baby In The Bathwater? Disquieting Thoughts On The Value Of Content In History. Irina Filatova, Interview With Apollon Davidson and New Insights On Relations Between Russia And South Africa. list of publications by Apollon Davidson.
Lambert, J. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL.No.43 2000. 392pp softcover. VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) November 2000. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Jennifer Weir,'I Shall Need To Use Her To Rule': The Power Of 'Royal' Zulu Women In Pre-Colonial Zululand. Natasha Erlank, 'Raising Up The Degraded Daughters Of Africa': The Provision Of Education For Xhosa Women In The Nineteenth Century. Hilary Sapire, Engendering Segregation: 'Black Women's Work In The Late Nineteen And Early Twentieth Centuries. Lyn Wadley, South African Archaeology, Gender And The African Renaissance. Charles van Onselen, Jewish Marginality In The Atlantic World: Organised Crime In The Era Of The Great Migrations 1880-1914. R.L. Watson, 'Prize Negroes' And The Development Of Racial Attitudes In The Cape Colony. Andrew Bank, Evolution And Racial Theory: The Hidden Side Of Wilhelm Bleek. John Laband, 'War Can't Be Made With Kid Gloves': The Impact Of The Anglo-Zulu War Of 1879 On The Fabric Of Zulu Society. John Lambert, South African British? Or Dominion South Africans? The Evolution Of An Identity In The 1910s And 1920s. John Nauright, 'An Experiment In Native Self-Government': The Alexandria Health Committee, The State And Local Politics 1916-1933. Alan Jeeves, Health, Surveillance And Community: South Africa's Experiment With Medical Reform In The 1940s And 1950s. Rodney Davenport & Christopher Saunders, The English Language Press Under Apartheid.
Lambert, J. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL.No.44 2001. 343pp softcover. VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) May 2001. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Julia Wells, The Suppression Of Mixed Marriages Among LMS Missionaries In South Africa Before 1820. Rob Turrell, Muti Ritual Murder In Natal: From Chiefs To Commoners 1900-1930. W.P. Visser, The Star In The East: South African Socialist Expectations And Responses To The Outbreak Of The Russian Revolution. Nicholas Southey & F.A. Mouton, 'A Volksfreemde Historian': J.A.I. Agar-Hamilton And The Production Of History In An Alien Environment. Saul Dubow, Scientism, Social Research And The Limits of 'South Africanism': The Case Of Ernst Geideon Malherbe. Hans Bonde, The White Man's Body: Danish Gymnasts In South Africa 1939. Hamilton Sipho Simelane, Labour Migration, Labour Shortage, And Employer Response In Swaziland 1935-1945. Tapiwa Zimudzi, Restoring The Heterogeneity Of The Colonial African Intelligentsia. Abebe Zegeye, A Matter Of Colour.
Lambert, J. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL.No.45 2001. 401pp softcover. VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) November 2001. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: A century of controversy; Howard Phillips, AIDS In The Context Of South Africa's Epidemic History: Preliminary Historical Thoughts. Jeremy C. Martens, 'Almost A Public Calamity': Prostitutes, Nurseboys, And Attempts To Control Venereal Diseases In Colonial Natal 1886-1890. Susanne Klausen, 'Poor Whiteism', White Maternal Mortality, And The Promotion Of Public Health In South Africa: The Department Of Health's Endorsement Of Contraceptive Services 1930-1938. Alan Jeeves, Public Health In The Era Of South Africa's Syphilis Epidemic Of The 1930s & 1940s. Simonne Horwitz, Migrancy And HIV/AIDS: A Historical Perspective. Louis Grundlingh, Government Responses To HIV/AIDS In South Africa As Reported In The Media 1983-1984. Andrew Palmiere & Miriam Grant, Unequal Balance: HIV/AIDS And Health Care Programmes In Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Elizabeth van Heyningen, Recent Research On The Social History Of Medicine In South Africa. Articles: Goolam Vahed, Uprooting, Rerooting: Culture, Religion And Community Among Indentured Muslim Migrants In Colonial Natal 1860-1911. Paul Thompson, Schools, Sport And Britishness: Young White Natal 1902-1961. Patrick Ngulube, Archive Appraisal And The Future Of Historical Research In South Africa. Mokete Lawrence Pherudi, The Lesotho Liberation Army (LLA): Formation, Mission, And Schisms. John Lambert, The Anglo-Zulu War And Its Aftermath.
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Brown, Duncan. & van Dyk, Bruno. EXCHANGES.South African Writing In Transition. 125pp softcover. Institutional stamps to eps, fading to spine, hence a VG copy. excellent clean copy. University of Natal Press 1991. isbn 9780869807897
A collection of interviews in 1990 with South African writers, cultural workers, and academics, on the matter of Albie Sach's paper 'Preparing Ourselves For Freedom'.
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Various. RHODESIANA REPRINT LIBRARYGold Series. Volumes 1 to 36 inclusive. A full set of 36 volumes, all 8vo. many with very attractive decoration on the front board. Generally the volumes are VG condition, some a little better, others a little less. Two volumes have a bookplate, and two or three have a name written in. Most volumes have nice square corners. The dustwrappers are mostly worn, variable G to VG- condition, with faded spines, wear to top of spine. See individual title listings for a fuller description of each volume. Our Refs #25792 to #25827 inclusive. The set represents a value collection of this attractive same-size facsimile edition. Rhodesiana Reprint Library. (Gold Series) Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1968 to 1974. Mostly 1st editions thus.
The Rhodesiana Reprint Library editions are a worthwhile alternative to other editions because of the new information and illustrations included with each volume. The books are set in context and biographical information on the author is supplied and in many instances additional appendices provided. In one set you have many of the major stories covering the history of Rhodesia as told by those who were there. This particular collection is available only as a set. Contact us if you are looking for specific individual volumes as we may have others in stock. This set weighs 25kg nett and we will quote for post & packing as required.
Alderson, E.A.H. WITH THE MOUNTED INFANTRY AND THE MASHONALAND FIELD FORCE. 1896.Gilt title and device on navy cloth boards. 295pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. four square corners. offset to eps else VG+ in lesser dustwrapper (spine faded, wear at head of spine, no loss or tears). Excellent maps. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty (20). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Facsimile of the 1898 Methuen edition.
The Matablele Rebellion which broke out in March 1896 had spread by June to Mashonaland. While the Matabele Relief under Col. Plumer went into action a force of Mounted Infantry originally sent from Britian to serve in Matableleland arrived in Mashonaland for a five-month campaign to subdue the rebellion in that area. With maps, illustrations, and statistical data in the appendices this work is valuable for its details on the engagements fought. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Baines, Thomas. (The Late). THE GOLD REGIONS OF SOUTH EASTERN AFRICA.Gilt & black decorated green cloth boards. 240pp illustrated with frontis, sepia plates & b/w engravings, original advertisements, facsimile letter from Livingstone to Baines tipped to rear pastedown, loose folded map. 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. offset to front eps. VG+ condition in dustwrapper (faded to spine with shadowing to book spine itself). excellent map and letter. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume One (1). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1968. Facsimile of the 1877 Stanford & Mackay edition. First edition thus. isbn 0869200003
Baines had been contracted to investigate the newly discovered Tati and 'Matabili Land' gold fields. His prospecting as far as Hartley Hill is the subject of this volume. Baines had died 2 years prior to publication of this work and the title page of the original edition notes: "Accompanied By Biographical Sketch Of The Author". The itinerary and map had been revised by Hall who also wrote the Memoir & Sketch. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Bent, J. Theodore. THE RUINED CITIES OF MASHONALAND.Being A Record Of Excavation And Exploration In 1891. With A Chapter On The Orientation And Mensuration Of The Temples by R.M.W. Swan. Silver decorated maroon cloth boards. 427pp illustrated engravings. 8vo. No inscriptions. top edge darkened, VG+ in G+ dustwrapper (spine fading, quite rubbed, no loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Five (5). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Facsimile of the 1896 Longmans 3rd 'New Edition'.
Author travelled throughout the ancient world carrying out archaeological investigations for the British Museum, the Hellenic Society, and the Royal Geographic Society. He spent a year investigating the ruins 20 years after Carl Mauch's investigations (in 1871). The work is well illustrated. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Blennerhassett, Rose. & Sleeman, Lucy. ADVENTURES IN MASHONALAND.By Two Hospital Nurses. Gilt on green cloth boards. 340pp illustrated plates. No inscription. four square corners. foredge foxed and marked, else a VG copy in matching dustwrapper (worn at head of spine, spine tanning, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Eight (8). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969 (1975 reprint). Facsimile of the Macmillan 1893 Edition with additions and illustrations. isbn 0869200143
Three intrepid nurses set up a mission hospital in Penhalonga in 1891 (Beryl Welby was the third nurse). They are commemorated in the Rhodesian National Tapestry, which forms the design on the dustwrapper. The story of their medical services in the face of extreme privation and natural hazards is one of the outstanding tales of the pioneer women. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Brown, William Harvey. ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN FRONTIER.The Adventures And Observations Of An American In Mashonaland And Matabeleland. Gilt title on red cloth boards. 457pp illustrated frontis, plates. 2 foldout maps at rear. 8vo. No inscriptions, four square corners. VG condition in lesser dustwrapper (worn, spine faded, rubbed, no loss or tears). excellent maps. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twelve (12). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Facsimile of the 1899 Sampson Low Marston edition with new Publisher's Introduction, appendices. 1st edition thus. isbn 0869200224
Author was closely connected with the pioneering of Rhodesia, being a member of the Pioneer Corps. Contains chapters dealing with the Matabele Revolt and the Mashona Rising. Includes foldout reproduction of part of Rhodesia Herald dd. Sep 16th 1896 recording festivities on the anniversary of the founding of Salisbury and also the Mayoral Minute for 1910. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Churchill, Randolph S. MEN, MINES & ANIMALS IN SOUTH AFRICA.Gilt device on chocolate dec tan cloth boards. 339pp illustrated frontis, plates, map. 8vo. Top edge dusty, offset to eps. four square corners. small neat gift inscription on dedication page. a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (spine faded, slight wear but no loss). foldout map excellent. an attractive copy. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Seven (7). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969 Facsimile of the 1893 Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington 3rd edition. First edition thus. isbn 0869200127
Lord Randolph Churchill visited Mashonaland in 1891 to investigate the gold finds and his experiences were originally published as a series of letters to The Daily Graphic. Accompanied by a large entourage he passed through the Cape Colony, the Transvaal and Bechuanaland on the way to Fort Salisbury. He was a shareholder in the Charter Company but much to the chagrin of Cecil Rhodes he showed little enthusiasm for the new mines. A keen 'sportsman' he included a lot of hunting in these travels. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Clark, Percy M. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN OLD DRIFTER.The Life Story of Percy M. Clark Of Victoria Falls. Green cloth boards. 271pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout map. 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. lower front board shows 3cm worm track up from bottom edge hence Good only (else similar condition to other VG items in this set) in lesser dustwrapper (spine faded, shows matching worm track, sello stains inside, worn at head of spine, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Six (26). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1936 George Harrap edition with new Publisher's Introduction and Foreword.
Percy Clark was the first permanent white resident at Victoria falls (he and his companions were known as 'old drifters'). He set up a curio shop which he ran for 33 years. He also operated canoes, dugouts, a motor launch, and a riksha service - a very entrepreneurial character. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Decle, Lionel. THREE YEARS IN SAVAGE AFRICA.Gilt title on tan cloth boards. 593pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout map. 8vo. No inscription. four square corners. bookplate to front pastedown, foredge heavily spotted. VG- condition in dustwrapper (spine faded, foxed, rubbed, no major loss or tears). excellent map Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Five (35). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Facsimile of the 1900 Methuen 1st edition. new Publisher's Introduction and Foreword. isbn 0869201093
Author's 7000-mile journey in 1891-1894 from Cape Town to Mombasa, commissioned by the French Government to report on the ethnology & anthropology of southern and eastern Africa, occurred at a time just before Africa awakened out of its isolation. He travelled through Bulawayo and Salisbury, took in the Victoria Falls, travelled through Portuguese East Africa and then north through Tanganyika & Nyasaland, and finally through British East Africa, with many diversions on the way. A "last look around" in the words of H.M. Stanley who wrote the original Foreword. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
De Waal, D.C. (Tr. Jan H. de Waal). WITH RHODES IN MASHONALAND.In Two Parts. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 296pp total illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. No inscription. four square corners. edges spotted. VG in lesser dustwrapper (foxed, closed tear rear top edge, chip to lower spine, no major loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Six (36). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Facsimile of the 1896 Juta edition. new Foreword, Publisher's Introduction, and illustrations. isbn 0869201166
In 1890 & 1891 De Waal accompanied Cecil Rhodes to Mashonaland. His articles on this appeared in the Cape magazine 'Het Zuid-Afrikaansche Tijdschrift' and were later published in book form. A close friend and admirer of Rhodes, his writings show insight into Rhodes relations with others. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Fairbridge, Kingsley. KINGSLEY FAIRBRIDGE.His Life And Verse. In Two Parts. Blue cloth boards. 246pp + 118pp illustrated frontis, plates, map. 8vo. Boards splashed. bookplate to front pastedown. eps tanned. G+ condition in dustwrapper (spine faded, chipped and worn at head and tail of spine, rubbed, worn at edges). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Four (34). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Reprint of the 1927 edition of 'The Life Of Kingsley Fairbridge'. new Publisher's Introduction, additional text and illustrations, and selections from the 1909 & 1928 editions of his 'Veld Verse'. isbn 0869201077
Born in Grahamstown in 1885 the family moved to Rhodesia 11 years later. His Child Emigration Scheme took root in Australia where he gave many children new opportunities in life. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Finaughty, William. THE RECOLLECTIONS OF WILLIAM FINAUGHTY, ELEPHANT HUNTER 1864-1875.Gilt title on tan cloth boards. 244pp illustrated frontis, plates, map. 8vo. No inscriptions. four square corners. edges & eps tanned else a VG copy in G+ dustwrapper (spine faded, wear & tear around head of spine, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Nine (29). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1973. Reprint of the 1916 J.B. Lippincott edition. new Publisher's introduction, additional sketch map, illustrations, and new Foreword and Notes by Edward C. Tabler.
Finaughty was a member of an 1820 Settler family from Grahamstown. He made his first hunting trip to Matabeleland in 1864 aged 21. For the 11 years covered by his Recollections he traded and shot for ivory mainly in the south-west of Rhodesia and in Botswana along the Shashi river. Originally printed in 'The Rhodesian Journal' (1911) they were first published in book form by G.L. Harrison (who had been given the journals by Finaughty) but only in a limited edition of 250 copies and with one instalment missing. The work was reprinted in 1957 by Balkema with the missing installment. This edition is a reset edition of the Lippincott edition in the original style with a new index and of course the missing chapter. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Finlason, C.E. A NOBODY IN MASHONALAND.Or The Trials And Adventures Of A Tenderfoot. Gilt decorated red cloth boards. 330pp illustrated frontis portrait. 8vo. No inscription. four square corners. eps foxed. a VG+ copy in VG- dustwrapper (rubbed & worn, spine faded, but no chips, loss, or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Nine (9). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Facsimile of the 1893 Vickers / Juta edition.
Finlason was later known as a cricketer representing South Africa against Major Wharton's English team. Here he writes of his experiences journeying to Salisbury by ox-cart. He was editor of The Star in 1898. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Gouldsbury, Cullen. (Illus.J. Meintjes) RHODESIAN RHYMES.Incorporating 'More Rhodesian Rhymes', 'Songs Out Of Exile', 'From The Outposts'. Gilt on blue cloth boards. 264pp illustrated frontis and pen-and-ink drawings. 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. offset to eps. a VG copy in Good only dustwrapper (rubbed & worn, faded to spine, chipped, no loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Six (6). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Reprint of the 1932 Philpott & Collins edition with additions.
Gouldsbury was a native commissioner. His verse gained him the title of the Kipling of Rhodesia with its admixture of 'heathen' and 'settler' imagery. Includes selection from the booklet 'Shot And Splinters' which was not included in the original edition. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Hall, R.N. & Neal, W.G. THE ANCIENT RUINS OF RHODESIA.(Monomotapae Imperium). Gilt decoration and title on navy cloth boards. 404pp. illustrated frontis, maps, plates. foldout map at rear. 8vo. No inscriptions. four square corners. eps tanned & foxed. overall a VG copy in lesser dustwrapper (spine faded, chipped, rubbed, & worn. no major loss or tears). excellent foldout map in rear pocket. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Three (23). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1904 Methuen 2nd edition revised & enlarged. new Publisher's Introduction and Foreword.
The Zimbabwe Ruins have presented a puzzle of who was responsible for their construction ever since their discovery by Carl Mauch. The first excavations were made by Theodore Bent (Vol.5 in this series: Bent, The Ruined Cities Of Mashonaland). The next excavations were conducted by the authors of this work. There is a new Foreword which survey the work of the many archaeologists who have studied Rhodesia's 200 or more stone-walled enclosures. This is a reprint of the second enlarged and revised edition of their book and is well illustrated with plates and maps. The rear map shows 'Ancient Ruins and Gold Workings of Rhodesia'. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Hemans, H.N. THE LOG OF A NATIVE COMMISSIONER.A Record Of Sport And Work In Southern Rhodesia. Gilt title on red cloth boards. 224pp illustrated frontis, folding map. 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine only a tad faded, minor wear, one small closed tear, no loss). excellent map. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Fifteen (15). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Facsimile of the 1935 H.F. & G. Witherby 1st edition.
An account of the life, responsibilities, and routines of a field administrator in the days when a Native Commissioner walked the length and breadth of his District. Highlights of his 'log' include encounters with wild game and a 200 mile boat trip down the Zambesi to the Kariba gorge. His ethnological contributions on the Batonka and Bashankwe peoples are of interest. As Native Commissioner of the remote Sebungwe area prior to the First World War he was charged with the responsibility of collecting taxes, arbitration in civil disputes, allocation of land, registration of births and deaths, locust control and smallpox vaccination. In practice he was also everything from architect to veterinarian due to the remoteness of his District. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Hole, Hugh Marshall. THE JAMESON RAID.Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 306pp illustrated frontis, plates, map. 8vo. No inscriptions. four square corners, worm hole from inside front runs out of rear board hence VG- condition in dustwrapper (spine faded, wear to head of spine, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty (30). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1973. Facsimile of the 1930 Philip Allan edition. new Publisher's Introduction and additional illustrations.
Hugh Marshall Hole was Jameson's private secretary for 3 momentous years and his book is an insightful contemporary account of the Jameson Raid. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Hyatt, Stanley Portal. THE OLD TRANSPORT ROAD.Printed blue cloth boards. 302pp illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. spine faded, offset to front eps. G+ condition in Good only dustwrapper (worn, faded especially around spine with shadowing to book spine itself, closed tear to front, chipped, but no loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Three (3). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Facsimile of the 1914 Andrew Melrose 1st edition with new Foreword. isbn 0869200046
Author tells of transport-riding with ox-wagons, and trading in the south-east of Rhodesia before the turn of the 20thC. He became the most prosperous trader in his area until the rinderpest epidemic robbed him of all that he had built up. Before the railway reached Bulawayo ox-wagons carried the loads between Mafeking & Bulawayo taking two months to complete the 525 mile journey with a load of up to 8000lb. In 1895 2000 wagons had come into Bulawayo over a 12-month period, and over 100 wagons were counted along the 200 mile stretch between Palapye and Bulawayo. Author tells his story of transport riding and trading in the South East of Rhodesia before the turn of the 20thC. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Johnson, Lieut-Colonel. Frank. GREAT DAYS.The Autobiography Of An Empire Pioneer. Black title on mustard cloth boards. 366pp illustrated frontis, plates, maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. four square corners. eps foxed. VG condition in Poor dustwrapper (spine faded, significant loss and damage at head of spine with closed tears adjacent). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Four (24). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1940 G. Bell & Sons edition. new Publisher's Introduction.
At the age of 23 Frank Johnson contracted with Rhodes to enlist and equip the pioneer corps, cut a 400-mile road from Palapye to Mount Hampden, occupy Mashonaland, and hand all over for civil administration at a cost of Â£87,500. This he did on 12th September 1990 making a profit of Â£20,000. He was earlier involved in the Langberg campaign, otherwise known as the 1897 Bechuanaland rebellion. In later years when in India he was in command of Lahore during the 1919 uprising. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Jollie, Ethel Tawse. THE REAL RHODESIAGilt title on blue cloth boards. 304pp illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. No inscription. four square corners. VG+ condition in lesser dustwrapper (spine faded, a bit rubbed, worn at head of spine, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Nineteen (19). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Facsimile of the 1924 Hutchinson edition. new Publisher's Introduction.
Hon. Sec. And Organizer Of The Responsible Government Party In S. Rhodesia, 1920. Member Of Rhodesian Delegation To Cape Town, 1922. First Woman Elected To Legislative Assembly In British Dominions. This classic text gives a story of life in Rhodesia, farming, mining, railways, native life, etc. She was the organising secretary of the Responsible Government Association (1918-1919). This book was written on the eve of Rhodesia's assumption of Responsible Government in 1923 after 33 years of Charter Company administration and covers an important transition in the country's political life. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Knight-Bruce, G.W.H. MEMORIES OF MASHONALAND.Gilt title on black cloth boards. 242pp. illustrated frontis, foldout map, adverts. 8vo. No inscription. four square corners. top edge tanned, a VG copy in lesser dustwrapper (spine faded, rubbed, worn, small closed tear top front. no major tears or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirteen (13). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Facsimile of the 1895 Edward Arnold edition. new Publisher's Introduction
After obtaining Lobengula's permission he walked to the Zambesi River and covered some 1500 miles visiting chiefs throughout Mashonaland and inviting them to accept 'teachers'. He gained a wide personal experience of the African people and this work is especially informative on the domestic life, religious beliefs, customs, and character of the Mashona people and their subjugation by the Gaza and Matabele. He refers to other missionary bodies including the Dutch Reformed Church and the American missionaries. He believed that Christianisation would prepare the people to face the world of European immigration more successfully. After the arrival of the Pioneer Column his ministry was extended to the new white settlements. He served as Chaplain to the Column which marched on Lobengula in 1893 and describes this event in detail. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Leonard, Arthur Glyn. HOW WE MADE RHODESIA.Gilt title and device on dark green cloth boards. 364pp illustrated plates. 8vo. No inscription. four square corners. minor wear. spine titling not central, VG- condition in unattractive dustwrapper (spine faded, significant wear at head of spine and top front edge, text printing has bled through to rear). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Two (32). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1973. Facsimile of the 1896 Kegan Paul Trench Trubner edition. new Publisher's Introduction, Foreword, and Illustrations. isbn 1135784280
Drawn from author's diaries and letters written while he was stationed at Fort Macloutsie & Fort Tuli during 1891-1891. Author was commanding officer of the BSAP 'E' Troop and his story is a first hand account of the Pioneer Column and the politics of the day. With new Index and 40 additional illustrations. Map of the route taken by the British South Africa Company's Pioneer forces from Macloutsie River to Fort Salisbury on end-papers. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
MacDonald, Sheila. SALLY IN RHODESIA.Gilt title on tan cloth boards. 207pp illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. Owners name to ffep. minor slant to spine, offset and sello residue to eps, some pages splashed and stained hence overall G+ condition only in VG- dustwrapper (worn, spine faded, chipped, no loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Eleven (11). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Facsimile of the 1927 Cornstalk Publishing edition. new Publisher's Introduction and additional illustrations.
Family letters written over the period 1907 to 1912 from Rhodesia form the text of this book. Humorous, detailed, revealing a world long lost. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
McDonald, J.G. RHODES, A LIFE.Gilt title on maroon cloth boards. 403pp. illustrated frontis, plates, reproductions of letters, 2 coloured maps. 8vo. No inscription. title on spine not central (manufacturing fault). top corners bumped. overall VG in lesser dustwrapper (worn around head and tail of spine, rubbed, no loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Sixteen (16). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Facsimile of the 1928 Philip Allan 2nd edition (not the 1927 edition as stated). new Publisher's Introduction
Author was a close associate and confidant of Rhodes for twelve years. Throws a personal light on Rhodes character and career particularly during the last six years of Rhodes life when he devoted much of his time to Rhodesia. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Mohr, Edward. TO THE VICTORIA FALLS OF THE ZAMBESI.Translated From The German By N. D'Anvers. Gilt and black decoration and gilt title on green cloth boards. 462pp. illustrated frontis, plates including four chromolithographs, foldout map. 8vo. No inscription. some light wear and quite minor insect attritiion, VG only condition in lesser dustwrapper (spine faded, badly worn at head of spine, no major loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Eight (28). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1876 Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington edition. new Publisher's Introduction. isbn 0869201328
Edward Mohr visited the Victoria Falls in June 1870 only fifteen years after their discovery. He was exploring Matabeleland and Mashonaland, prospecting and hunting, with the mining engineer Adolf Hubner. He recounts his meeting with Baines and his visit to Sir John Swinburne's mining camp at Tati. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Pauling, George. (Ed David Buchan). THE CHRONICLES OF A CONTRACTOR.Being The Autobiography Of The Late George Pauling. Gilt on red cloth boards. 264pp. illustrated frontis, photos. plates, foldout map. 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. a VG copy in G+ dustwrapper (worn, faded to spine, chipped and minor loss). excellent map. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Four (4). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Facsimile of the 1926 Constable edition. new Publisher's Introduction, illustrations, appendices, and map.
George Pauling built the major part of Rhodesia's railway network, including 1531 miles of Rhodes' Cape To Cairo railway, and the tough Beira to Umtali line. He also was involved in the Kowie line from Grahamstown to Port Alfred, the Benguela line, and other rail projects throughout Africa. Over 70 illustrations. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Rorke, Melina. MELINA RORKEHer Amazing Experiences In The Stormy Nineties Of South Africa's Story Told By Herself. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 284pp illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. No inscription. prelims foxed. VG only in dustwrapper (faded around spine with effect shadowing on faded spine of book itself, rubbed, wear at head of spine, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Eighteen (18). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Facsimile of the 1939 Harrap edition. new Publisher's Introduction.
Author's mother was the daughter of an 1820 Settler. She knew Rhodes, Barnato, Kruger, et al. She left the Kimberley diggings for the trek northwards, starting a nursing home in Bulawayo and saving her son from a Matabele warrior. Later she served in hospitals during the Boer War, and was with the force that relieved Mafeking. A romanticised personal view of life at that time. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Sauer, Hans EX AFRICA ...Gilt on red cloth boards. 355pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout map. 8vo. Ownership name on 'list of illustrations' page. rather worn, G+ condition in Poor dustwrapper (badly chipped and worn, serious tape repairs all over. excellent map. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Seven (27). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1973. Facsimile of the 1937 Geoffrey Bles edition.
In 1866 Dr Hans Sauer went to the Rand and became involved in the scramble for the gold. At an early stage he moved to Matabeleland and invested in land and mining. He accompanied Rhodes to the peace Indaba in the Matopos during the Matabele rebellion of 1896 and was a member of the first Legislative Council in 1899. His reminiscences of rural life in the Orange Free State, the cradle days of the Rand, and the founding of Rhodesia make a classic story of those days. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Selous, Frederick Courtenay. SUNSHINE AND STORM IN RHODESIA.Being A Narrative Of Events In Matabeleland Both Before And During The Recent Native Insurrection Up To The Date Of The Disbandment Of The Bulawayo Field Force. Brown stamped orange cloth boards. 290pp + advts. illustrated frontis, plates, maps. 8vo. Damp storage affects preliminary pages hence Good only in matching dustwrapper (worn especially to spine, chipped, but no loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Two (2). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1968. Facsimile of the 1896 Rowland Ward 2nd edition. 1st edition thus. isbn 086920002X
During the Matabele Rebellion of 1896 he commanded 'H' Troop of the Bulawayo Field Force, and this volume deals with the events of this period. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
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 â¦ Gilt decoration and title on green cloth boards. 455pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout map. 8vo. No inscriptions. four square corners. edges dusty, overall VG in lesser dustwrapper (worn, spine faded, rubbed, chipped, no major tears or loss). excellent map, no tears but has minor tanning. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Fourteen (14). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1976. Reprint of the 1881 Richard Bentley edition. new Publisher's Introduction. isbn 0869200267
"â¦ 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 Mashonaland. Includes original maps and plates. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Selous, Frederick Courteney. TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE IN SOUTH-EAST AFRICA.Being The Narrative â¦ Gilt dec. tan cloth boards. 503pp illustrated frontis, plates, folding map. No inscriptions. edges lightly foxed, VG condition in lesser dustwrapper (spine faded, worn along edges, no tears or loss). excellent map. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Five (25). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1893 Rowland Ward edition. new Publishers' Introduction and Foreword.
"â¦ Of The Last Eleven Years Spent By The Author On The Zambesi And Its Tributaries: With An Account Of The Colonisation Of Mashunaland And The Progress Of The Gold Industry In That Country". Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Sykes, Frank W. (& C.G. Lowinger). WITH PLUMER IN MATABELELAND.An Account Of The Operations Of The Matabeleland Relief Force During The Rebellion Of 1896. Black decoration and gilt title on green cloth boards. 296pp illustrated frontis, plates, and two foldout maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. four square corners. a VG copy in dustwrapper (faded around spine with effect shadowing on faded spine of book itself, rubbed, general wear, no tears or loss). excellent maps. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-One (21). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1897 Constable edition. new Publisher's Introduction.
Concerned particularly with the Matabeleland Relief Force under the command of Colonel Plumer and the series of peace indabas initiated by Rhodes. A clear record of the major engagements from the Trooper's point of view. The author served in the Medical Corps. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Thomas, Thomas Morgan. ELEVEN YEARS IN CENTRAL SOUTH AFRICA.A Journey Into The Interior ... Black decorated maroon cloth boards. 418pp illustrated b/w drawings, foldout map. 8vo. No inscriptions. four square corners. a VG+ copy. excellent map. in VG- dustwrapper (spine faded, closed tear at front gutter, no chips or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Ten (10). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Facsimile of the 1873 John Snow edition. new Publisher's Introduction. 1st edition thus.
"...Sketch Of Recently Discovered Diamond And Gold Fields - Umzilikazi, His Country And People - A Brief History Of The Zambesi Missions". Author was a member of the London Missionary Society. Because he contravened various rules of the London Missionary Society (trading and political involvement) he was recalled to London and discharged in 1872. Two years later he had accumulated, partly by sales of this book, sufficient funds to return and start his own mission at Shiloh. He completed the translation of the New Testament into Sindebele. Many illustrations, after Baines and Thomas' wife. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Varian, H.F. SOME AFRICAN MILESTONES.Gilt title on red cloth boards. 296pp. illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. four square corners. top edge dusty, VG+ condition in lesser dustwrapper (spine faded, chipped and worn at top of spine, no major loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-One (31). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1973. Facsimile of the 1953 George Ronald edition. new Publisher's Introduction.
Varian spent some fifty years on railway projects in Mozambique, Rhodesia, Angola, and East Africa. This personal description of the day-to-day work of surveying the routes, building bridges and laying track is of great interest. Author's work took him into many new game-hunting areas and he was a keen hunter so recounts many hunting tales. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Wallis, J.P.R. ONE MAN'S HAND.The Story of Sir Charles Coghlan and the Liberation of Southern Rhodesia. Blue cloth boards. 254pp. illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. No inscription. four square corners. VG+ condition in lesser dustwrapper (faded around spine with surface tear, creasing and small closed tear to lower front edge, no major tears or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Two (22). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1950 Longmans Green edition. new Publisher's Introduction.
Note that the 'Liberation' in the long-title refers to liberation from the Chartered Company's rule. Sir Charles Coughlan was the first Premier of Rhodesia from 1924 to 1927. A political biography from his youth to his final days covering his experiences in the Boer War (Kimberley), his move to Bulawayo, the First World War, and skirmishes with the Chartered Company leading finally to the granting of Responsible Government. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Wills, W.A. & Collingridge, L.T. THE DOWNFALL OF LOBENGULA.The Cause, History, And Effect Of The Matabeli War. Red, black, & cream decoration on grey cloth boards. 347pp. illustrated plates, foldout plans, errata slip. 8vo. No inscription. lower corner of front board misformed else four square corners. VG+ condition, excellent maps, in VG- dustwrapper (worn along top edge with minor closed tears, spine fading, chipped, rubbed, no loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Seventeen (17). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1894 African Review / Argus edition. new Publishers Introduction and Index.
Generally regarded as the Chartered Company's official account of the Matabele War of 1893 (and hence hardly impartial) it was published only nine months after the loss of the Shangani Patrol. Covers the period from the arrival of Mzilikazi to the death of his successor, Lobengula. It traces the origins of the Chartered Company and the Occupation by the Pioneer Column in 1890. In Memoriam chapter listing those who lost their lives in battle, and Rhodesian Roll Call chapter of others involved. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
Wood, Joseph Garbett. THROUGH MATABELELAND.The Record Of A Ten Months' Trip In An Ox-Wagon Through Mashonaland And Matabeleland. Gilt title on red cloth boards. 198pp illustrated plates, map. 8vo. No inscription. eps tanned. one wormhole through front board and out the back board! else a VG- copy in lesser dustwrapper (worn and handled to spine, top of spine chipped, stain to front, tanned inside, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Three (33). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Facsimile of the 1893 Richards Glanville edition. new Publisher's Introduction, with additional portraits, and a new Foreword by Edward C. Tabler. isbn 0869200798
An account of the Wood-Chapman-Francis syndicate of concession-hunters from Grahamstown who visited Matabeleland in 1887. Wood was a prominent man of the Eastern Province and a descendant of an 1820 Settler. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes.
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Salter-Whiter, James. A TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA.Gilt on textured chamfered cloth boards. 247pp 8vo. Some library stamps, ownership inscription, rear hinge starting. externally fairly clean but shows some damp storage marks to rear board. there are remnants of a paper cover on both pastedowns. contents are clean. overall G+ condition. William Pile. Sutton. 1892.
Author travelled to Cape Town via the Union Steamship Company's 'The Scot'. He journeyed through Matjiesfontein, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown, East London, King William's Town, Pietermaritzburg & finally Durban from whence he returned by 'The Tartar'. He makes observations on the colony and the colonists, the railways, hotels, etc. An interesting, if opinionated, travelogue of the period.
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Gillings, Ken. DISCOVERING THE BATTLEFIELDS OF THE ANGLO-ZULU WAR.223pp softcover 8vo. No inscription. conservatively VG condition. 30 Degrees South Publishers 2014. isbn 9781920143909
This will enable visitors to find the battlefields and to read a concise account of the battles. GPS co-ordinates will enable those wishing to undertake a journey of exploration and find exact locations. The book is also a useful training manual for prospective battlefield guides. Above all, however, the author shares his knowledge gleaned from over 50 years of researching the Anglo-Zulu War. He has blended first-hand accounts passed on from participants on both sides to subsequent generations with official or newly-researched information that has become available in recent years. Extensively illustrated with photographs of personalities and places and including comprehensive maps of all the battle sites.
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