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|#22524 Green, Glen. ALL OUR YESTERDAYS. An Anecdotal History Of The Clarens Valley. Softcover. A Mint copy ex-publisher. Bibliophile 2003.|
Set in the Eastern Free State. An outline history, well illustrated with photographs by Author.
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|#22531 Jones, E. Morse. (Ed. Graham Dickason & Geoff Tucker). THE LOWER ALBANY CHRONICLE. Six vols. Part One. 1806-1825. Part Two. 1826-1840. Part Three 1841-1850. Part Four 1851-1855. Parts Five & Six 1856-1900. Index 1809-1900. Printed white wraps. A5 format. Fine unread copies. Lower Albany Historical Society 2002-2004. isbn 0620291648 0620291656 0620294973 0620294981 062029129X 0620325003 isbn 0620291648|
Provides a chronological survey of happenings in the areas around Bathurst and Port Alfred. Culled from books, letters, diaries, notebooks, periodicals, ms. etc. with notes, index, list of sources. Events such as births, deaths, marriages, christenings, sales, military and commercial activity, and much more. Gives a detailed picture of the happenings in these areas on a day by day basis. A new edition of this standard work. Previously unpublished, parts 5 & 6 have been prepared from the original notes of the Authors with the addition of a newly prepared index of names.
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|#22373 Hall, Martin. ARCHAEOLOGY AFRICA. 277pp illustrated softcover. No inscriptions. ff tanned. a VG copy. David Philip 1996. same as James Curry edition isbn 9780852557358 isbn 9780864863027|
A dual theme of the methodology of archaeology and the major achievements made with this in Africa.
|#22438 Mbenga, Bernard. & Manson, Andrew. "PEOPLE OF THE DEW". A History Of The Bafokeng Of Phokeng-Rustenburg Region, South Africa, From Early Times To 2000. Printed boards. 207pp illustrated 8vo. A Mint copy ex-publisher in dustwrapper. Jacana 2010. isbn 9781770098251|
This history shows how the Bafokeng secured at last a bright future after surviving apartheid and colonialism by securing a just arrangement of mining royalties from the platinum mining on their land.
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|#22536 Miller, Penny. (Ed. Rosemund Handler) MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Gilt on green cloth boards. 311pp illustrated Folio. Gift inscription to half-title page. G+ condition, no dustwrapper. a clean copy. T.V. Bulpin. Cape Town 1979 stated first edition. isbn 0949956163|
Greatest Southern African collection of myths, legends, ghost stories, and the like - ever. Lovely illustrations by Author.
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|#22316 Bernstein, Hilda. THE RIFT. The Exile Experience Of South Africans. Black cloth boards. 516pp 8vo. No inscription. eps lightly tanned else VG+ in dustwrapper. Jonathan Cape. London 1994. isbn 9780224035460|
Over 100 individual stories of South African exiles from the apartheid years.
|#22277 Brookes, Edgar H. R.J. In Appreciation Of The Life Of John Rheinallt Jones And His Work For The Betterment Of Race Relations In Southern Africa. Printed blue wraps. stapled. 43pp. No inscriptions. wraps rubbed, G-VG condition. South African Institute Of Race Relations 1953.|
|#22500 Clingman, Stephen. BRAM FISCHER. Afrikaner Revolutionary. 500pp softcover. A Fine unread copy. David Philip 2005. isbn 9780864866776|
Biography of Bram Fischer. Leader of the South African Communist Party, he was head of the defense for the accused in the Rivonia Trial. He was later arrested, tried, and imprisoned as a member of the SACP.
|#22252 Couzens, Tim. TRAMP ROYAL. The True Story Of Trader Horn With Such Of His Philosophy As Is The Gift Of Age And Experience Learned In His Quest From Joss House To Doss House And In Which Appear Severally Cannibals And Pyrates, Gorillas And Lynchings With A Guest Appearance By Greta Garbo As Well As Numerous Other Adventures Of A Remarkable Nature. Softcover 623pp. No inscription. faded to spine and adjacent rear wrap, spine recurved & creased. hence VG only. Ravan & Witwatersrand University Press. Johannesburg 1992. isbn 9780869754160|
Author restores the myth-like figure of Trader Horn, as originally chronicled by Ethelreda Lewis, to the mainstream of biographical history.
|#22380 Crawford-Browne, Lavinia. & Meiring, Piet. (Eds). TUTU AS I KNOW HIM. On A Personal Note. 224pp illustrated softcover. A little tanning to eps else a VG+ copy. Umuzi 2006 1st edition / printing. isbn 978415200230|
Fifty-five personal tributes.
|#22503 Duka, Menzi Meshach Minsie. CANON JAMES ARTHUR CALATA. A Biography Of One Of The Greatest Sons Of Africa. Printed glossy boards. 335pp A4. A Fine unread copy. Khol 2011. isbn 9780620472920|
Calata was one of the authors of the Freedom Charter, participating in the Kliptown launch of this which resulted in him and 156 leaders of the ANC being charged with treason.
|#22280 Duminy, Andrew. FRANCOIS RENIER DUMINY 1747-1811. French Mariner And South African Pioneer. Pictorial boards. 189pp illustrated square 4to. A near-Fine copy. no inscription, square corners, very light wear only. Protea Book House. Pretoria 2005. isbn 9781869190606|
Considerable research in France & South Africa expand not only upon the biography of the title subject but also the genealogy of his descendants.
|#22515 Edgar, Robert. THE MAKING OF AN AFRICAN COMMUNIST. Edwin Thabo Mofutsanyana And The Communist Party Of South Africa 1927-1939. 58pp illustrated softcover. A Fine unread copy ex-publisher. Hidden History Series. Unisa Press 2005. isbn 9781868883318|
A short biography covering part of Mofutsanyana's life during which he was General Secretary of the South African Communist Party.
|#22485 Frost, Trevor. (DRILLING) WHERE LEOPARDS COUGH. 294pp paperback. A Mint copy. Self 2012. isbn 9780620530101|
Warmly inscribed by Author to title page. Author recounts his experiences growing up and working in the old Rhodesia.
|#22467 Goodall, Jane. with Berman, Phillip. REASON FOR HOPE. A Spiritual Journey. Black cloth boards. 282pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. some odd pages show foxing hence a VG+ copy in dustwrapper (a little creased at head of spine only). Thorsons 1999. isbn 9780722539286|
In this autobiography Author explores the spiritual and moral evolution of humanity, shedding light on the steps we can take to transform our life for the better and to rekindle our spirits and awaken our minds.
|#22254 Gordimer, Nadine. LIVING IN HOPE AND HISTORY. Notes From Our Century. Blue cloth boards. 244pp 8vo. Small neat ownership inscription ffep else a Fine unmarked copy in VG+ dustwrapper (a little faded around spine, no chips, loss, or tears). a very attractive copy. David Philip. Cape Town 2000 1st South African edition. isbn 9780864864550|
A collection of non-fiction writings highlighting her preoccupations of a lifetime. Includes her reminiscences of Nelson Mandela & Gunter Grass, and correspondence with Japanese author Kanzaburo Oe.
|#22433 Guy, Jeff. THE HERETIC A Study Of The Life Of John William Colenso 1814-1883. 378pp illustrated paperback. A mint copy ex publisher. Ravan / University of Natal Press 1983. isbn 9780869751688|
Finding that the bible could not be accepted literally he was excommunicated from the Anglican Church. He stood against the injustices perpetrated agains the Zulus and other africans of Natal by the British colonial machine in the late 19thC.
|#22517 Joseph, Helen. SIDE BY SIDE. The Autobiography Of Helen Joseph. 249pp illustrated softcover. A Fine unread copy. Donker 1993. isbn 9780868521961|
Originally published on her 81st birthday in 1986. Helen Joseph was an active anti-apartheid campaigner suffering all the persecution, imprisonment, and banning that this entailed.
|#22260 Lorimer, Eleanor K. GRANDMOTHER GOES GREYHOUND. An Odyssey Of 1966. Letters To Her Family. 108pp paperback. illustrated sketches. No inscriptions, spine faded o/w a clean VG copy. Port Elizabeth. nd (1967).|
"Ninety Nine Dollars For Ninety Nine Days" - the 24 long letters tell the story of a trip around America (The Greyhound bus part), Mexico, Canada, Britain, Holland, Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Austria & Greece. Author was Director of the King George VI Art Gallery and Chairman of the Historical Society in Port Elizabeth at this time.
|#22514 Mali, Thami. THAMI MALI REMEMBERS CHRIS HANI. The Sun That Set Before Dawn. 101pp illustrated softcover. Small ownership inscription else a VG copy. Sached 1993. isbn 9780868774121|
Chris Hani, secretary of the South African Communist Party, was assassinated in 1993, threatening to disrail the peace process at that stage. A brief memoir.
|#22422 Mandela, Nelson. (Carolyn Hamilton). A PRISONER IN THE GARDEN. Opening Nelson Mandela's Prison Archive. Tan cloth boards. 208pp illustrated 4to. A Fine unread copy ex publisher, but dustwrapper well creased and small tear on and around rear top corner. hence overall a VG copy or better. Penguin South Africa 2005 stated 1st edition. isbn 9780143024958|
A book record of the Mandela Prison Archive.
|#22481 Martin, Henno. THE SHELTERING DESERT. 370pp illustrated paperback. Neat ownership inscription ffep. a VG+ copy. Two Books 2007. isbn 9783935453035|
During WW2 two german geologists, Henno Martins, Hermann Korn, and their dog Otto, sought refuge in the Namib desert. "We wanted no part in the suicide of civilized people" wrote the author. They survived in the Kuiseb canyon for two and a half years until illness forced them to return to civilisation. One of the great adventure stories of southern Africa.
|#22271 Maslen, James. BEATING ABOUT THE NIGERIAN BUSH. Green printed wraps. 175pp paperback illustrated drawings. foldout map. 8vo. No inscriptions. soft crease to lower corner front wrap else a VG copy. Navigator Books. Ringwood nd (1994). isbn 9780902830271|
Author devoted his working life to commerce in and with West Africa, beginning in 1933 in Nigeria. Many tales from his life in the "white man's grave". With pen and ink illus by Sally Pinhey.
|#22426 May, Henry John. MUSIC OF THE GUNS. Based on Two Journals Of The Boer War. Tan cloth boards. 196pp illustrated b/w 8vo. Gift inscription ffep. VG condition in Good dustwrapper (clipped, repaired tear at head of faded spine). Hutchinson. Johannesburg 1970 stated 1st edition. isbn 0091002303|
Author links two disparate diaries, one by Freda Schlosberg a farmers 14-year old daughter, and one by Alexander Kay an English doctor and war correspondent. She tells of the looting and burning of farms, he of the siege of Ladysmith. Later in Pretoria paths cross as they meet and she asks him for news of a friend. Interesting entry from Kay's journal re Breaker Morant and the Bushveld Carbineers.
|#22350 Partridge, A.C. (Ed). LIVES, LETTERS AND DIARIES. With Introductions And Annotations. Cream cloth boards. 199pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. No inscription. front board shows light foxing else a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper. a very clean attractive copy. Elisa Series Volume 1. Purnell. Cape Town 1971. isbn 0360001246|
Selected extracts from the writings of Adam Tas, Lady Anne Barnard, V.M. Fitzroy, Sir John Herschel, Andrew Geddes Bain, Nathaniel James Merriman, John & Catherine Findlay, Sir Walter Stanford, Lady Lucy Duff Gordon, & Carl Mauch.
|#22445 Robbins, David. PRIVATE EXCAVATIONS. Exploring The Roots Of Dogma. 203pp paperback. A Mint copy ex-publisher. Porcupine Press. Johannesburg 2010. isbn 9780620463126|
Exploring family roots in the framework of describing the Pietist-inspired convictions that brought his Scandinavian forebears as missionaries to 19thC South Africa, author travels to Germany, Sweden & Norway to explore the historical linkages between single-truth convictions and totalitarianism.
|#22479 Slovo, Gillian. EVERY SECRET THING. My Family, My Country. Black cloth boards. illustrated 8vo. Ownership inscription to half-title page else VG+ in VG dustwrapper (no loss, chips, or tears). Little Brown. London 1997. isbn 9780316639989|
The dramatic life story of author, daughter of Ruth First (political activist and journalist, murdered in Mozambique in 1982) and Joe Slovo (then pivot of the SA Communist Party and the ANC's military arm).
|#22340 Strangeways-Booth, Joanna. A CRICKET IN THE THORN TREE. Helen Suzman And The Progressive Party. Black cloth boards. 320pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (a little worn, no major loss or tears). Hutchinson. Johannesburg 1976 1st edition. isbn 0091260809|
From 1961 to 1974 Helen Suzman was the sole representative of the opposition Progressive Party in the House of Assembly.
|#22449 Swartz, Leslie. ABLE-BODIED. Scenes From A Curious Life. 221pp softcover. A Mint copy ex-publisher. Zebra. Cape Town 2010. isbn 9781770220829|
An account of how being the son of a disabled man and the product of an eccentric family brought author to a professional career as a psychologist dealing with disability issues.
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|#22364 Berold, Robert. THE DOOR TO THE RIVER. 64pp softcover. G+ condition. Bataleur. np. 1984, 1st edition. isbn 0869751751|
Author's first book of poems.
|#22523 Bosman, Herman Charles. (Ed. Craig MacKenzie). YOUNG BOSMAN. The Anniversary Edition. 194pp softcover. A Fine unread copy. Human & Rousseau 2003. isbn 9780798143578|
Early writings as a 16-year old for the Sunday Times and experimental writings on unmentionables such as incest, cannabalism, eroticism, blasphemy.
|#22457 Branford, William. TROOPER TEMPLE WILLIAM PULVERMACHER AND OTHER POEMS. 62pp paperback. No inscriptions. a Fine copy. Woodbridge. George 2000. isbn 0620264543|
Author was professor of linguistics at Rhodes university where he established the Dictionary of South African English project.
|#22528 Brink, Andre. THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE. 311pp paperback. No inscription. spine lean hence VG only. very clean copy. Vintage 2003. isbn 9780099442042||£6.00|
|#22396 Chapman, Michael. & Dangor, Achmat. VOICES FROM WITHIN. Black Poetry From Southern Africa. Blue cloth boards. 258pp 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. a G++ copy in worn dustwrapper. Donker. Johannesburg 1982. stated 1st edition. isbn 0949937959|
A comprehensive anthology ranging from the earliest known poems of the Khoisan to the apocalyptic Soweto verses of the 1970s.
|#22257 Clingman, Stephen R. THE NOVELS OF NADINE GORDIMER. History From The Inside. Blue cloth boards. 276pp 8vo. Top edge spotted hence a VG-F copy in matching dustwrapper (no chips, tears, or loss, a little faded around spine). Allen & Unwin. London 1986 1st edition. isbn 9780048000828|
Inscribed by author thus: "August 1987. For Jeanne & Guy, With all good wished, Stephen". Author analyses each of six works seperately.
|#22542 Croudace, Glynn. TRANSVAAL JADE And Other Stories. 156pp softcover. No inscription. VG condition. A Dassie Book. Central News Agency nd.|
A collection of short stories by the author.
|#22458 De Kock, Leon. & Tromp, Ian. (Eds). THE HEART IN EXILE. South African Poetry In English, 1990-1995. Printed wraps. 332pp. 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy. Penguin 1996 1st edition. isbn 9780140587609|
Selections from over 60 poets.
|#22264 Dicey, William. BORDERLINE. 267pp softcover. Small neat inscription ffep else a Fine copy. Kwela Cape Town 2004 1st edition/printing. isbn 9780795701894||£8.00|
|#21517 Dugmore, Rev. H.H (Ed. E.H.Crouch). VERSE BY REV. H.H. DUGMORE OF QUEENSTOWN SOUTH AFRICA. Compiled And Edited By E.H. Crouch, Cambridge, South Africa Gilt title on red cloth boards aeg. 79pp 16mo. No inscriptions. eps tanned, else an unread copy. externally unblemished with as-new appearance. Printed by Birbeck & Sons, Birmingham, for Grocott & Sherry, Grahamstown. (1920).|
Dugmore was a missionary and preacher. He came with his parents as an 1820 Settler to the Eastern Cape and is well known for his "Reminiscences Of An Albany Settler". This is a beautiful little production published on the centenary of the landing of the Settlers.
|#22263 Duiker, K. Sello. THE HIDDEN STAR. 232pp softcover. No inscription. a Fine copy. Umuzi. Cape Town 1st edition/printing. isbn 9781415200032||£10.00|
|#22379 Gray, Stephen. (Ed). THE PENGUIN BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICAN SHORT STORIES. 305pp paperback. No inscriptions. crease to edge of front wrap hence a VG copy only. still clean and attractive. Penguin 1993. isbn 9780140237269|
A follow-up selection to the earlier Penguin anthologies of similar name. 27 stories from a new generation of South African writers, most of the included stories being from the late 80s through into the 90s.
|#22322 Gray, Stephen. (Photog. Sam Haskins) VISIBLE PEOPLE. Black cloth boards. 195pp 8vo. VG condition with minor faults in near VG dustwrapper (no tears or loss, light wear and a little creased along top edge of rear, foxed - chiefly internally). still an attractive copy, better than it sounds. Rex Collings & David Philip. 1977 1st edition. isbn 0860360466|
Inscribed by Author on title page thus: "For xxxxxx with love, Stephen Gray, Grahamstown 79". Author's first novel with the Sam Haskins photo on the dustwrapper
|#22288 Grogan, Tony. GROGAN'S 100 BEST CARTOONS. 100pp oblong softcover. No inscriptions. a near Fine unmarked copy. Double Storey. Cape Town 2003. isbn 9781919930015|
Foreword by David Kramer. Cartoons from the Cape Times and the Sunday Independent.
|#22541 Hume, Margaret. SAWDUST HEAVEN. 176pp softcover. No inscriptions. G-VG condition. A Dassie Book. Central News Agency nd.||£10.00|
|#22545 Juta, Jan. (Illus. Henry Pitz). LOOK OUT FOR THE OSTRICHES. Tales Of South Africa. 172pp softcover. No inscriptions. insect attack on front edge of rear cover, else VG. A Dassie Book. Central News Agency nd.|
A collection of short stories by the author.
|#22547 King, Fay. AN EAR OF WHEAT And Other Tales Of The Outeniquas. 159pp softcover. No inscriptions. insect attack on front edge of rear cover, else VG. A Dassie Book. Central News Agency nd.|
A collection of short stories by the author.
|#22297 Koboekae, Martin. TAUNG WELLS. 151pp softcover. A Fine unread copy. Kwela 1st edition 1st printing. Cape Town 2004. isbn 9780795701870|
Inscribed by Author at book launch during the the 2004 Grahamstown Art Festival. A portrait of rural life when cattle were wealth, when a king's word was law, when prayer changed the weather, and when one good man could decide the fate of a community. Author's first novel.
|#22293 Leveson, Marcia. FIRETALK. Selected Short Stories From The Entries To The 1989 Sanlam Literary Award. Printed Wraps, 184pp. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Carrefour Press, Cape Town 1990. isbn 095830601X|
Stories by Patrick Cullinan, Geoffrey Haresnape, David Medalie, Jane Fox, David Basckin, Maja Kriell, Floss M Jay, Jean Young, Moira Lovell, Lindy Davison, Lilian Simon, Shirley Boje, Steve Botha, Johan Liebenberg.
|#22402 Maclennan, Don. COLLECTING DARKNESS. 62pp softcover. No inscriptions. eps tanned else a VG+ unread copy. Justified Press 1988 stated 1st edition. isbn 9780947451035|
Author's fourth published collection of poetry.
|#22482 Maclennan, Don. LETTERS. New Poems. 51pp softcover. A Fine copy. Carrefour Press 1992 1st edition. isbn 0958317879||£10.00|
|#22483 Maclennan, Don. SOLSTICE. Poems. 38pp softcover. A Fine unmarked copy. Snail Press 1997. isbn 9781874923404||£12.00|
|#22363 Mann, Chris. KITES, And Other Poems. 40pp softcover. VG+ condition. David Philip. Cape Town 1990. isbn 9780864861511|
Neat and meaningful 1991 inscription by Author on ffep to close academic friend.
|#22362 Mann, Chris. NEW SHADES. 43pp softover. VG+ condition. David Philip. Cape Town 1983 2nd imp. isbn 0908396546|
Signed by author on title page. Author's second book of verse. "Shades" refers to ancestral spirits, and in this collection author draws on both European and African patterns of thought.
|#22356 Mann, Chris. & Skeen, Julia. THE HORN OF PLENTY. A Series Of Painting Poems. Blue skivertex boards. 77pp illustrated tall 4to. A Fine unread copy in dustwrapper. ISEA. Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1997. isbn 0868103241|
Inscribed by Authors on ffep thus: "To xxxx, fellow pilgrim, Chris Mann, Julia Skeen, Grahamstown 2004". Also signed on title page by both authors. Paintings from Julia Skeen's exhibition of paintings of flowers, vegetables, and food are enhanced with Chris Mann's matching poetry .
|#22259 Marais, Eugene N. (Ed. Leon Rousseau. VERSAMELDE WERKE II. 1287pp softcover 8vo. Outwardly near new, but stain to lower corner of last 50 ff. Human & Rousseau 2006. isbn 9780798146098|
Die Leeus Van Magoeba, Spore In Die Sand, Laramie Die Wonderwerker, Keurverhale, Dwaalstories, Gedigte, Waar Die Blomme Geur, Die Swart Verraad, Nag, The Soul Of The Ape, The Road To Waterberg.
|#22372 Merrington, Peter. ZEBRA CROSSINGS. Tales From The Shaman's Record. 154pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Jacana. 2008. isbn 9781770095427|
Author's first book. Short stories, some previously published. Includes "The Purple Panorama" (winner of 1996 Pringle Prize).
|#22300 Moolman, Nico. THE BOER WHORE. O.H.M.S. Valuable Commodity - Handle With Care. 348pp illustrated paperback. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Self. 2011. isbn 9780620496605|
Factional story of a survivor of the British Boer War concentration camps. Also deals with some other war survivors such as the Japanese "comfort women".
|#22408 Mqhayi, S.E.K. (Tr. Jeff Opland). ABANTU BESIZWE. Historical And Biographical Writings 1902-1944. 625pp softcover. Mint condition ex publisher. African Treasury Series 24. Wits University Press. Johannesburg 2009. isbn 9781868145010|
Contains 65 historical and biographical essays contributed to newspapers as originally published in Xhosa with English translation on facing page.
|#22544 Muller, Joey. "MRS NOLTJIE" AND STORIES OF THE KARROO. 173pp softcover. Ink "25c" price on ffep else VG condition. A Dassie Book. Central News Agency nd.|
A collection of short stories by the author.
|#22323 Oliphant, Andries Walter. (Ed). STAFFRIDER. Volume 8 Number 1. 1989. Pictorial wraps, 124pp illustrated b/w. A VG+ copy. Ravan. 1989.|
Contributors include Richard Rive, Stephen Gray, Sipho Sepamla, and many more.
|#22366 Opland, Geoff. WORDS THAT CIRCLE WORDS. 328pp softcover. No inscriptions. a VG copy. Donker, Parklands, 1992. isbn 9780868521879|
Material produced by popular singers and poets, all of the material having been performed without recourse to writing. Older material is arranged systematically, newer material by performer.
|#22406 Opland, Geoff. XHOSA ORAL POETRY. Aspects Of A Black South African Tradition. 303pp paperback. No inscriptions. a VG copy. Ravan. Johannesburg 1983. (local edition of Cambridge University Press isbn 0521104785). isbn 0869752545|
A detailed study of a tradition going back some hundreds of year. Examples from documented and contemporary sources.
|#22296 Philip, Marie. CARAVAN CARAVEL. (Illustrated Jane Fenemore). Turquoise cloth boards. 137pp illustrated b/w sketches. 8vo. No inscriptions. VG+ in matching dustwrapper. a very clean attractive copy. David Philip. Cape Town 1973. 1st edition. (copublished with Rex Collings as isbn 0901720216). isbn 0949968129|
A story intended for the adult general reader this will also appeal to children of ages 10-12. Set at Miller's Point near to the Simonstown naval base Tessa & Peter fend for themselves with their undomesticated father in a caravan and learn more about themselves than cooking. Author was wife, business partner and fellow publisher of South African publisher David Philip.
|#22522 Poland, Marguerite. RECESSIONAL FOR GRACE. 302pp large-format softcover. Inscribed ffep "to be returned" else a VG+ copy. Penguin Viking. Johannesburg 2003 1st edition. isbn 9780670047864||£20.00|
|#22540 Ringer, Mary. CRADLE OF STORM. 187pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG condition. A Dassie Book. Central News Agency nd.||£10.00|
|#22261 Rose-Innes, Henrietta. THE ROCK ALPHABET. 191pp softcover. An as-new unread copy. Kwela. Cape Town 2004. isbn 9780795701931||£10.00|
|#22262 Scholtz, A.H.M. A PLACE CALLED VATMAAR. 376pp softcover. No inscription, a Fine copy. Kwela. Cape Town 2003 isbn 9780795701047||£6.00|
|#22401 Sepamla, Sipho. (Ed. Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane). SELECTED POEMS. 134pp paperback. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Donker 1984 stated 1st edition. isbn 0868520381|
Selections from "Hurry Up To It!" (1975), "The Blues Is You In Me" (1976), "The Soweto I Love" (1977), & "Children Of The Earth" (1983).
|#22490 Sher, Anthony. MIDDLEPOST. With Five Illustrations By The Author. 445pp paperback. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy. Abacus 1996. isbn 9780349108254|
Set in the Cape of Good Hope at the turn of the century, this is the first novel by acclaimed South African born actor known for his performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
|#22309 Smith, Alexander McCall. THE GIRL WHO MARRIED A LION. 174pp softcover. A Fine unmarked copy. Canongate. Edinburgh 2004. isbn 9781841955308|
32 traditional tales from Botawana & Zimbabwe by the author of "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency".
|#22395 Smith, M. van Wyk. (Comp). SHADES OF ADAMASTOR. Africa And The Portuguese Connection. An Anthology Of Poetry. 214pp softcover. No inscriptions. a VG copy. ISEA/NELM. Grahamstown 1988. isbn 0620115432|
Brings together the work of some 50 poets on Dias, Da Gama, Adamastor, and related themes.
|#22312 Strachan, Alexander. DWAALPOORT. 320pp softcover. A Fine unread copy. Tafelberg. Cape Town 2010 isbn 9780624049210|
Vyf stemme vertel van agter die plaas se donker hek.
|#22295 Tamsanqa, Witness K. ITHEMBA LIYAPHILISA. (Hope Heals). Softcover. 214pp. A Fine unread copy. Lovedale Press. 1979 1st edition. isbn 0869860445|
A Xhosa novel.
|#22546 Thompson, Matabele. (Ed. Nancy Rouillard). MATABELE THOMPSON. His Autobiography. 160pp softcover. No inscription. VG condition. A Dassie Book. Central News Agency 1957 2nd revised edition.|
Nancy Rouillard was Matabele Thompson's daughter.
|#22374 Van Heerden, Etienne. (Tr. Catherine Knox). CASSPIRS AND CAMPARIS. A Historical Entertainment. (Casspirs En Camparis) Large format softcover 540pp. No inscriptions. eps foxed. a VG copy. Viking 1993 1st English edition. isbn 9780670844739|
Set in the 80s with the plot of an advertising agency running Project Charm, a programme designed to improve the faultering image of the State President.
|#22539 Weismar, Chriss. THE LOWLY AND THE WORLDLY. 149pp softcover. No inscriptions. G-VG condition. A Dassie Book. Central News Agency 1957.||£10.00|
|#22543 Wiener, Margaret. THE BREATHING CITY. 192pp softcover. Light ink "15c" price on ffep else VG condition. A Dassie Book. Central News Agency nd. (1955).||£10.00|
|#22365 Wylie, Dan. THE ROAD OUT. 46pp softcover. A Fine copy. Snailpress. Plumstead. 1996. isbn 9781874923350|
A collection of poems.
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|#22534 Roberts, Margaret. (Illus. Joan van Gogh). GROWING HERBS WITH MARGARET ROBERTS. A Guide To Growing Herbs In South Africa. Cream cloth boards. 209pp 4to. Neat small ownership inscription, original booksellers ticket on ffep. a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, foxed inside, worn at head of spine else no chips, loss, or tears). Jonathan Ball 1985 1st edition. isbn 0868501050|
Total guide to creating and maintaining a herb garden, description and illustration of 100 individual plants, medicinal uses. The complete vade mecum on this subject. Excellent colour illustrations.
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|#22291 Mountain, Edgar D. GEOLOGY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Printed boards. 249pp illustrated colour & b/w plates. No inscriptions. G++ in dustwrapper (rubbed, no major loss or tears). a clean s reference copy. Books of Africa 1968.|
|#22371 Norman, Nick. & Whitfield, Gavin. GEOLOGICAL JOURNEYS. A Traveller's Guide To South Africa's Rocks And Landforms. 320pp softcover. illustrated colour photos, maps. 8vo. Ownership inscription, top corner front wrap softly creased else a VG+ copy. contents unmarked. Struik 2006. isbn 9781770070622|
Extensively illustrated this take the reader on a geological tour of South Africa
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|#22302 Map Studio. BARBERTON DISTRICT. 22" high by 30" wide cartridge paper. Almost unmarked, still rolled up, will frame excellently. never pinned or taped to the wall. Map Studio 1986.|
Excellent 1:200000 coloured survey map of the area bordered by pretty scenic drawings of yesteryear.
|#22301 Simmons, B. & Coetzee, D. THE "OLD TRANSPORT" OR JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD ROADS / Die "Ou Transport" Of Jock Van Die Bosveld Paaie. Wall map 24" wide by 18" high cartridge paper. A Fine unmarked still rolled example. never pinned or taped to the wall. Nelspruit 1985.|
A very attractive coloured map showing all the main places of interest with thumbnail illustrations of typical events and a nice rendition of Jock. Image on request. Ideal for framing.
|#22451 Swart, Sandra. RIDING HIGH. Horses, Humans And History In South Africa. 344pp illustrated softcover. A Mint copy ex-publisher. Wits University Press 2010. isbn 9781868145140|
The history of the horse in South Africa and the relationship between a gentle big herbivore, and a small rogue primate in leisure, transport, trade, warfare, and agriculture.
|#22548 Various. HAND-PAINTED HISTORICAL MAPS OF AFRICA. Reproductions of early maps of Africa, individually hand painted by water-colour artist on hand-made paper. New. With descriptive text on map history. Mounted art-board for local delivery only, rolled in tube for safe overseas delivery. |
The range available from a local artist, beautifully done, comprises the following maps: Munster 1540, Ortelius 1570, Blaeu 1631 & 1631, Samson 1655, De L'Isle 1676, Senex 1678, Kolbe 1705, Visscher 1710, Bowen 1747, De La Rochette 1752 & 1782, The Cape Colony 1819, The Zuurveld - Albany District 1820, Robben Island 1894, Early Shipwrecks of South Africa (after Niles). Available in various sizes, dimensions may vary and are approximate only: small - 21cm x 17cm, medium - 30cm x 21cm, large - 40cm x 30cm. Also new greeting card size mount with string tie that will stand - 20cm x 15cm. Images on request.
|#22439 Wild, Sarah. SEARCHING AFRICAN SKIES. 181pp softcover illustrated colour plates. A mint copy, ex-publisher. Jacana 2012 isbn 9781431404728|
The square kilometre array and South Africa's quest to hear the songs of the stars.
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|#22526 Carruthers, Vincent. FROGS AND FROGGING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. 99pp with cd. A Fine unused copy with original CD still sealed. Struik 2001. isbn 9781868726073|
Describes all 129 species within the region with the calls of 56 species on the included CD.
|#22525 Newman, Kenneth. NEWMAN'S BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. 510pp softcover. VG+ condition. Southern 1998 6th edition. isbn 9781868127573|
Nice field guide illustrated coloured drawings by Author.
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|#22516 Buhlungu, Sakhela. A PARADOX OF VICTORY. Cosatu And The Democratic Transformation In South Africa. 210pp paperback. Mint condition ex-publisher. University KwaZulu-Natal Press 2010. isbn 9781869141875|
Since 1994 COSATU has lost organisation power as hundreds of leaders left for politics & business, and thousands of shop-floor activists were promoted out of the unions. Analyses Cosatu's 20 years of success and failure and considers the long-term implications of increasing political influence and diminishing organisational power.
|#22519 ECLVA. VOICES OF THE EASTERN CAPE LIBERATION VETERANS. The Struggle For Democracy In South Africa. 70pp stapled booklet. Fine condition. Tour Of The Dove nd. given incorrect isbn 978062009094 isbn 978062009094|
Looks at the issues of disarmament, demobilisation, fractured families, lost education & livlihoods, economic impact of banning orders, and reintegration into society.
|#22529 Heunis, Jan. THE INNER CIRCLE. Reflections On The Last Days Of White Rule. 207pp illustrated softcover. No inscriptions. rear wrap shows indentations from lable removal hence VG condition. Jonathan Ball 2007. isbn 9781868422821|
Reveals the stories behind the final years of National Party rule and how they were out-negotiated by the ANC. Appraisals of P.W. Botha, Nelson Mandela, Pik Botha, F.W. de Klerk, and others.
|#22499 Lodge, Tom. BLACK POLITICS IN SOUTH AFRICA SINCE 1945. Printed wraps. 389pp 8vo. ff tanned else a Fine unread copy. Johannesburg 1985 2nd imp. isbn 0869751522|
Comprehensive history of development of mass protest movements among black South Africans.
|#22533 Munger, Edwin S. THE AFRIKANERS. Black cloth boards. 183pp 8vo. No inscription. conservatively VG copy in VG dustwrapper (tanned, no loss, chips, or tears). Tafelberg 1979. isbn 0624013405|
Contributed articles on various aspects of being or knowing Afrikaners by: Alan Paton, Christiaan Barnard, Piet Cillie, W.A. de Klerk, Tini Vorster, Madeleine van Biljon, Willem de Klerk, Ebbe Dommisse, Samuel Motsuenyane, Erika Theron, J.H. Coetzee, John H. Chettle, Henry Katzew, & Gerrit Viljoen.
|#22518 Roux, Edward. TIME LONGER THAN ROPE. The Black Man's Struggle For Freedom In South Africa. 469pp paperback. Ownership inscription. wraps rubbed, contents unmarked, G+ condition. University of Wisconsin Press 1964. isbn 0299032043|
Originally published in 1948, author was an activist and educational organiser of the South African Communist Party. A comprehensive account of black protest and political movements.
|#22502 Tsotsi, W.M. FROM CHATTEL SLAVERY TO WAGE SLAVERY. A New Approach To South African History. 136pp printed wraps. G+ condition. Self 2000 reprint.|
Signed by Author. A revolutionary's view of South African history at variance with colonial and apartheid era histories.
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|#22537 Perrott, D.V. SWAHILI. (Teach Yourself). Blue cloth boards. 194pp + 30pp. Ownership stamp else VG/VG. Teach Yourself Books. London 1971. isbn 0340058234||£10.00|
|#22538 Rowlands, E.C. YORUBA. (Teach Yourself). Blue cloth boards 276pp. VG/VG. English Universities Press 1969. isbn 0340059958||£10.00|
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|#22442 Catholic Commission For Justice & Peace In Zimbabwe. (Intro Elinor Sisulu). GUKURAHUNDI IN ZIMBABWE. A Report On The Disturbances In Matabeleland And The Midlands 1980-1988. 440pp paperback. A Fine copy, ex-publisher. Jacana 2009 rpt. isbn 9781770092075|
Originally published by the CCJPZ & the Legal Resource Foundation as "Breaking The Silence: Building True Peace" in 1997.
|#22294 Grainger, Col. D.H. DON'T DIE IN THE BUNDU. Yellow/black printed wraps. 172pp illustrated. No inscriptions. VG condition. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1969 3rd edition.|
A survival handbook.
|#22337 Storry, J.G. THE SHATTERED NATION. Purple cloth boards. illustrated b/w 8vo. No inscriptions. top edge spotted, a G-VG copy in dustwrapper (spine faded, rubbed, light wear, no loss or tears). Timmins. Cape Town 1974. isbn 0869780956|
An informal history of the Matabele. Njube, son of Lobengula and a pretender to the throne of the Matabele was along with other sons put exiled to Cape Town by Rhodes. He later was given a farm in Port Alfred where he died from tuberculosis, a broken man. He was buried at the "native cemetery" in Grahamstown.
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|#22398 Ewart, James. JAMES EWART'S JOURNAL. Covering His Stay At The Cape Of Good Hope (1811-1814) & His Part In The Expedition To Florida And New Orleans (1814-1815). Green leatherette boards. 137pp illustrated colour & b/w plates. 4to. No inscriptions. VG-Fine condition in VG dustwrapper (minor wear to head & tail of spine, no chips, loss, or tears). a nice attractive copy. Struik. Cape Town 1970.|
No.1194 of 1500. This is the personal narrative of a young Scottish officer who was on garrison duties with the 93rd Highland Regiment of Foot. He also accompanied his regiment to Florida where he took part in the British attempt to capture New Orleans. A keen observer, his narrative of travels in the Cape is of particular interest as social commentary. Includes foldout colour reproduction of his water-colour of Cape Town in 1814. The folding illustration of the Mississipi River is also in colour but the other two illustrations included by the publisher are not in colour as stated on the dust jacket.
|#22443 Fox, Justin. THE MARGINAL SAFARI. 316pp softcover. A Mint copy ex-publisher. Umuzi 2010. isbn 9781415200582|
Travel writer takes a 10000k ride around the perimeter of South Africa. Author is son of famous South African architect, Revel Fox.
|#11386 Hudson, Peter. TRAVELS IN MAURITANIA. 250pp paperback illustrated b/w photos, maps. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Flamingo. London 1991. isbn 0780006543589|
Author travelled by foot, camel, or donkey, rarely by road. He came face to face with the reactionary side of Islam, the unsuspected power of Aid food, the bitterness of downtrodden black Africans and the ever-encroaching Sahara. One of few modern travelogues of this country.
|#22351 Leyland, J. ADVENTURES IN THE FAR INTERIOR OF SOUTH AFRICA. Including A Journey To Lake Ngami And Rambles in Honduras Red leatherette boards. 289pp illustrated engravings. small 8vo. A conservatively VG copy in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed, general light wear, no loss or tears). Africana Collectanea Volume XL. Struik. Cape Town 1972. Facsimile copy of the 1866 Routledge edition. isbn 0869770144|
"To Which Is Appended A Short Treatise On The Best Mode Of Skinning And Preserving Birds, Animals. &c; Also Recipes For Making Preservatives". Copy No.99 of 1000. Author arrived in Algoa Bay in September 1848, moving at the end of the year to Grahams Town on an ornithological hunt. Meeting with S. Edwards, son of the missionary, they both departed for Lake Ngami arriving there in mid 1851 visiting Livingstone at Kobeleng en route.
|#22267 Maclennan, Ben. THE WIND MAKES DUST. Four Centuries Of Travel In Southern Africa. 377pp softcover. illustrated. 8vo. Neat ownership inscription ffep. a VG+ copy. Tafelberg. Cape Town 2003 1st edition/printing. isbn 9780624041658|
An anthology of travel in and around the southern tip of Africa from early European seafarers to modern times, sprinkled with authors humour.
|#22413 Westra, Piet. & Armstrong, James C. (Eds). SLAVE TRADE WITH MADAGASCAR. The Journals Of The Cape Slaver "Leijdsman", 1715. 165pp illustrated colour & b/w. 4to. Mint condition ex publisher. Africana Publishers. Cape Town (2006). isbn 9780620373678|
Based upon the journal of Hendrik Frappe and Willem van der Lint, also with their descriptions of Anjouan and Madagascar. Well illustrated. Original Dutch texts with English translations on facing page.
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|#22307 Adamson, George. MY PRIDE AND JOY. Red cloth boards. 304pp. illustrated colour & b/w photos. 8vo. No inscriptions. conservatively a VG copy in VG dustwrapper (foxed inside but no chips, loss, or tears). Collins Harvill. London 1987 reprint. isbn 0002725185|
An autobiography. Author writes of his life in Africa with his wife, Joy, of the dangers, adventures, and most of all of his unprecedented familiarity with lions.
|M. Mint.||F. Fine.|
|VG. Very Good.||G. Good.|
|annots. annotations.||bds. boards.|
|col. cold. colour(ed).||d/w dust-wrapper.|
|eps endpapers.||ff. leaves.|
|f(f)eps front (free) endpapers.||fox. foxed.|
|illus. illustrated.||o/w otherwise.|
|pp. pages.||sl. slight.|
|sm. small.||sp. spine|
|u/l underlining||v. very.|
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