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|#22555 Theal, George McCall. RECORDS OF THE CAPE COLONY 1797-1831. 36 volumes. Copied For The Cape Government, From The Manuscript Documents In The Public Record Office, London. Red cloth boards. 36 volume set. Ex-library set with stamps. boards faded, spotted, ink volume number to spine, spine accession label removed showing band of original red colour board, pages tanned and general signs of age. A sound set, contents excellent. sold w.a.f. Printed for the Government of the Cape Colony 1897-1905.|
Theal painstakingly copied all the Cape Colony records by hand during visits to London, there being no mechanical way of doing so at the time. This work records all letters, reports, debates, plans, etc. A major opus of considerable historical interest covering, amongst much else, the 1820 Settlers.
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|#22688 Ayliff, John. (Ed. Peter Hinchliff) THE JOURNAL OF JOHN AYLIFF. I: 1821-1830. Gilt on brown cloth boards. 130pp illustrated b/w 8vo. A Fine unread copy in dustwrapper. Graham's Town Series No.1. Balkema for Rhodes University Grahamstown 1971.|
The Rev John Ayliff, well known pioneer Methodist missionary, was living in Grahamstown for the period covered. Documents dealing with the first decade of the Settlers are few and his journal tells clearly of the hard life faced by them at this time. Extensive notes, list of Ayliff's preaching appointments.
|#22687 Butler, James. (Ed. Jane Garner). JIM'S JOURNAL. The Diary Of James Butler. Black cloth boards. 330pp illustrated b/w photos maps. A Fine unread copy in dustwrapper. Graham's Town Series No.14. Witwatersrand University Press for Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1996. isbn 9780868142620|
James Butler arrived in the Eastern Cape as a twenty-two-year old youth from London to recuperate from a serious illness. He stayed for two and a half years keeping a journal for his family back home. Quaker, teetotaller and later newspaper editor, he recorded in plain fashion the daily life, politics, natural history and social encounters in this remote colonial corner.
|#22685 Collier, Joy. FRONTIER POST. The Story Of Grahamstown. Grey cloth boards. 64pp illustrated line drawings. small 4to. No inscriptions. eps tanned. bump at top of spine, but very clean & conservatively a VG copy in dustwrapper (small dib, no loss, chips, or tears). a very attractive clean-looking. University Publishers & Booksellers. Grahamstown 1961.|
A history of the 1820 Settler city and the turbulent frontier on which it was situated. Illustrated by Author.
|#22677 Dugmore, Rev. H.H. (Henry Hare). THE REMINISCENCES OF AN ALBANY SETTLER. A Lecture Delivered In Graham's Town At The British Settler's Jubilee May, 1870. Gilt title on maroon cloth boards. 51pp + v. 8vo. Rebacked & restored. age spotting to pages, else a sound attractive copy. Richards, Glanville & Co. Grahamstown 1871.|
One of the most informative and readable accounts of the founding of the Albany Settlement in the Eastern Cape Province. The Jubilee commemorated the 50th anniversary of the 1820 landing of British settlers in the Eastern Cape. Appendix of author's verse. Scarce in original state.
|#22621 Logie, Bartle. DUSTY ROAD TO LONG AGO. Printed wraps. 228pp illustrated b/w. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Bluecliff 2008. isbn 9780620421638|
The 5th title in Author's Eastern Cape historical travelogue series. This journey is from Norvals Pont to Cradock via Middelburg and then on to Port Elizabeth via Fort Beaufort.
|#22556 Mitford-Barberton, Ivan & Raymond. THE BOWKERS OF THARFIELD. Gilt on blue cloth boards. illustrated b/w photos, family trees, plates, etc. 8vo. Inscription ffep, some foxing, pages tanned, else a G-VG copy. OUP. London 1952.|
Detailed history, ancestry and genealogy, of Lancashire family that came to the Eastern Cape as part of the 1820 Settler immigration from Britain.
|#22675 Murray, Nancy. KLEINEMONDE. Reflections. Printed wraps. 88pp illustrated b/w photos, 8vo. A new unread copy. Pretext 2005. isbn 9780958477024|
A history of this Eastern Cape seaside resort that has its roots in the surrounding rural farming community. Includes family trees for the earliest inhabitants.
|#22684 Reynolds, Rex & Barbara. GRAHAMSTOWN FROM COTTAGE TO VILLA. Gilt on brown cloth boards. 109pp illustrated b/w photos. plans. etc. large 8vo. No inscriptions. eps tanned. a VG+ copy in G-VG dustwrapper (foxed inside, showing through, one repaired tear, no loss). David Philip. Cape Town 1974 1st edition. isbn 0949968293|
A look at early domestic settler architecture in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.
|#22686 Shrewsbury, William J. (Ed. Hildegarde H. Fast) THE JOURNAL AND SELECTED LETTERS OF REV. WILLIAM J. SHREWSBURY 1826-1835. First Missionary To The Transkei. Green cloth boards. 228pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. A Fine unread copy in dustwrapper. Graham's Town Series No.13. Witwatersrand UniversIty Press for Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1994. isbn 9781868142613|
A Wesleyan missionary, Shrewsbury established the first Transkeian mission in Butterworth in 1827. He describes his difficulties with language, physical and emotional hardships, and the difficulties in relating to Xhosa culture at a time of social upheaval.
|#22683 Van der Riet, Frank. (v.d. Riet). GRAHAMSTOWN IN EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS. Blue cloth boards. 111pp illustrated b/w photos. 4to. No inscriptions. eps tanned, a VG copy in dustwrapper (tanned inside, light wear, no loss or tears). South African Yesterdays Number 4. David Philip. Cape Town 1974. isbn 0949968277|
Over 130 photographs illustrate the development of the town in early years and the activities of its inhabitants during the period 1860 to 1900 (mostly 1865-1885). A separate chapter features the photographic work of Dr W.G. Atherstone using the collodion or wet-plate process.
|#22560 Van Straten, Cecily. HUBERTA'S JOURNEY. With Illustrations By Cora Coetzee. Printed wraps. 148pp illustrated b/w drawings. maps. No inscriptions. a VG copy. Tafelberg. Cape Town 1988 1st edition. isbn 0624025136|
Tells the story of the hippopotamus that took a 3-year trek, a thousand kilometres south from St Lucia to past East London where local Eastern Cape farmers predictably shot her in 1931.
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|#22661 Harber, Anton. DIEPSLOOT. 231pp paperback large format. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Jonathan Ball 2012. isbn 9781868424214|
A journalistic foray into the area looking at all aspects of this burgeoning post-apartheid township to the north of Johannesburg.
|#22359 Holland, Heidi. BORN IN SOWETO. Inside The Heart Of Africa. 202pp softcover. A Fine unread copy. Penguin 1994. isbn 978014024465|
Eleven stories on different aspects of Soweto life which Author sees as a choice for the Africans seeking a new life and reflecting the tenacity of those who have made meaning out of their daily struggle to survive.
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|#22559 Lewis-Williams, David. & Dowson, Thomas. IMAGES OF POWER. Understanding Bushmen Rock Art. Brown cloth boards. 196pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions. a G-VG copy in dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears). Southern. Johannesburg 1989 1st edition. isbn 1868121968|
Research into Bushmen beliefs, hitherto overlooked, and modern research into trance states provided the authors with the tools to unlock the meanings of the strange rock paintings scattered all over Southern Africa.
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|#22682 Hobson, N.K., Jessop, J.P., Ginn, M.C. vd R. VELD PLANTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Black cloth boards. 310pp illustrated colour & b/w. 4to. errata slip. No inscriptions. conservatively VG in dustwrapper (a little rubbed & worn, no loss or tears). Macmillan. Johannesburg 1975. isbn 0869540130|
Each species illustrated with comments upon drought resistance, palatability for stock and human consumption, distribution, &c.
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|#22561 Adams, Hettie. & Suttner, Hermione. WILLIAM STREET, DISTRICT SIX. 80pp softcover illustrated b/w photos. large 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy. Chameleon Press. Cape Town 1989. isbn 0620124768|
District Six lives on briefly in this personal memoir of Hettie Adams and the characters of her family in her world of William Street. The District Six community was uprooted with the application of the Group Areas Act and dispersed for ever. Despite reparations the area is now part of upmarket international Cape Town, the original inhabitants mostly consigned to the remote Cape Flats suburbs.
|#22681 Botha, H.C. JOHN FAIRBAIRN IN SOUTH AFRICA. Green rexine boards with inset oval portrait. 336pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (light wear, no chips, tears, or loss). Historical Publication Society. Cape Town 1984 1st edition. isbn 9780620071376|
The only substantial work on John Fairbairn, this was translated from the Afrikaans Ph.D. thesis of the author. John Fairbairn is remembered as a champion of press freedom in South Africa and also as the founder and first Chairman of the Old Mutual. Sometime politician, he was responsible for seeing that the Cape Colony did not become a penal colony as the Colonial authorites had planned. He was a close friend of Thomas Pringle during his time in the Cape.
|#22631 Brink, Andre. A FORK IN THE ROAD. A Memoir. 439pp paperback illustrated b/w plates. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Vintage 2010. isbn 9780099527039|
Biography of author covering early formative years, his involvement with other literary icons (including poet Ingrid Jonker), exile in France, and thoughts on the changes wrought in South Africa over the last years.
|#22612 Gregg, Lyndall. (Dot Schreiner). MEMORIES OF OLIVE SCHREINER. Red cloth boards. 77pp No inscriptions. eps tanned. small damp mark to lower corners, a mite of transferred red showing through wrapper. Sounds worse than in realisty a only apparent when dustwrapper is removed. hence VG+/VG+. no tears, chips, or loss, to dustwrapper which is exceptionally clean and attractive. Chambers 1957.|
A biography by her niece (daughter of W.P. Schreiner).
|#22637 Hutchinson, Alfred. ROAD TO GHANA. With An Afterword By Es'kia Mphahlele. 201pp paperback illustrated b/w. A Fine unread copy. Penguin (2006). isbn 9780143185499|
Autobiography of Rivonia treason trialist who escapes to exile.
|#22657 Player, Ian. ZULULAND WILDERNESS. Shadow And Soul. 265pp softcover. large format. No inscription. A VG-Fine copy. David Philip 2003. isbn 9780864863409|
In Mfolozi game reserve as a cadet Ian Player met Qumbu Magqubu Ntombela and a friendship developed across the colour lines as drawn in those days. Together they battled poaching, initiated early White Rhino capture efforts and developed wilderness trails.
|#22615 Walters, Paul. & Fogg, Jeremy. (Eds). OLIVE SCHREINER: Her Reinterment On Buffelskop White printed wraps. 185pp. No inscriptions. Fine condition. National English Literary Museum. Grahamstown 2005 new enlarged edition. isbn 1874941165|
Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of her birth in 1855. From the original diaries of her husband Samuel Cron Cronwright-Schreiner.
|#22647 Wolvaardt, Pieter., Wheeler, Tom., & Scholtz, Werner. FROM VERWOERD TO MANDELA. South African Diplomats Remember. 3 volumes. 3 softcover volumes illustrated 4to. Fine unread copies. Vol.3 has repair to lower spine, seems a binding fault, but sound. Crink 2010. isbn Vol.2 9780620454599 isbn Vol.3 9780620454605 isbn 9780620454582|
Volume 1. The Wild Honey Of Africa. Volume 2. The Noose Tightens. Volume 3. Total Onslaught To Normalisation. The stories of many apartheid-era diplomats - at once serious, factual, and personal. Covers from the 1960's to shortly after the changes of 1994. Includes copies of reviews from Cape Argus and Rapport.
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|#22557 Blixen, Karen. (Isak Dineson). THE ILLUSTRATED OUT OF AFRICA. Glossy printed boards. 288pp. illustrated b/w photos, coloured plates, drawings etc. 4to. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in a VG only dustwrapper (no tears, chips, or loss, but the bottom of the spine has suffered a damp stain which is partly visible externally as a "faded" area). still an attractive copy. Cresset Press (Century Hutchinson) 1989. isbn 9780712624053|
Decorative illustrations by Kenyan artist Biba Dhanani. This is a reprint of the 1985 Century edition. The boards are less handsome than that edition with the inset portrait to the front board, but otherwise the format is the same.
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|#22658 Bosman, Herman Charles. THE ILLUSTRATED BOSMAN. Plum cloth boards. 286pp illustrated coloured & b/w drawings & b/w photos. 4to No inscriptions. a VG copy in dustwrapper (rubbed but no chips, loss, or tears). Southern 1993 1st edition thus. isbn 9781868124046|
46 selected stories from the Author's writings illustrated by Peter Badcock & 8 photographs by David Goldblatt. Biographical foreword by Lionel Abrahams, and photographic essay on Bosman's bushveld by David Goldblatt. Besides Percy Fitzpatrick (Jock Of The Bushveld) Bosman must be one of the most widely read local authors. Not the most literary, not the most famous, not the most quoted, not the most politically correct by far, but certainly one of the most loved.
|#22610 Coetzee, J.M. SUMMERTIME. Scenes From Provincial Life. Light brown cloth boards. 266pp 8vo. A Fine unread copy. Harvill Secker. London 2009 1st edition 3rd printing. isbn 9781846553189|
Shortlisted for the 2009 MAN Booker Prize. The last volume of author's fictionalised biographical trilogy.
|#22634 Coetzee, J.M. THE LIVES OF ANIMALS. 125pp paperback. No inscriptions. A Fine unread copy. Profile 2000. isbn 9781861972583|
Author puts into novel form his thoughts on man's relations to animals. This is an extract from his full-length novel "Elizabeth Costello".
|#22639 David, Saul. ZULU HART. 376pp large-format paperback. No inscription. a Fine unread copy. Hodder 2009. isbn 9780340953631|
Romantic novel set against the backdrop of the Zulu war.
|#22693 Fitzpatrick, Sir Percy. JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD. Gilt title dec. green cloth boards. 474pp illustrated colour frontis and b/w drawings, plates. No inscriptions. repaired to split in front joint lower 3cm visible. else a VG sound clean copy. Longman's Green, And Co. February 1911.|
Yes, the dung beetle is the wrong way round!
|#22613 Friedlander, Zelda. (Ed). UNTIL THE HEART OPENS. A Garland For Olive Schreiner. Pale cloth boards. tipped-in frontis. 157pp 8vo. No inscription. conservatibvely VG in dustwrapper (rubbed, chipped at head of spine, no loss or tears). Tafelberg 1967.|
A selection of writings on Olive Schreiner.
|#22636 Fugard, Athol. THE ROAD TO MECCA. A Play In Two Acts. Suggested By The Life And Work of Helen Martins Of Nieu Bethesda. 79pp paperback. No inscriptions. a Fine copy. Faber 2000. isbn 9780571136919|
Helen Martins created the Owl House at Nieu Bethesda in the Karoo. This unique house, now a museum, houses her cement-on-wire-frame sculptures and is almost completely surfaced inside with designs in broken glass and mirrors. Artist committed suicide due to blindness brought on by grinding the glass (in a coffee grinder) needed to create her works.
|#22655 Fugard, Athol. THE TRAIN DRIVER. AQ Play. 43pp paperback. No inscription. A Fine unread copy. Faber 2010 1st edition thus. isbn 9780571275205|
On Friday 8th December 2000 Pumla Lolwana pulled her three children close to her body and stepped in front of a train on the railway tracks between Philippi & Nyanga on the Cape Flats. The resulting news story compelled Fugard to write this play.
|#22622 Fugard, Sheila. THE CASTAWAYS. 108pp softcover. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Jonathan Ball 2002. isbn 9780868522258|
Author's first novel. (wife of Athol Fugard). Winner of both the Olive Schreiner Prize and the CNA Literary Award.
|#22625 Greaves, Nick.(Ill. David du Plessis). THE MAGIC FISH BONES And Other Tales From Africa. 127pp softcover. illustrated coloured drawings small 4to. A Fine unmarked unread copy. as new. Struik. Cape Town 2006 1st edition / printing. isbn 9781770072589|
Nineteen african myths retold with lovely illustration to enthrall readers of all ages.
|#22623 Heyns, Michel. THE CHILDREN'S DAY. 244pp paperback. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy Johnathan Ball. Johannesburg 2008. isbn 9781868422999|
The novel captures the essence of what it was like for an adolescent growing up in a remote Free State village in a world fraught with contradictions of class, race, gender, and language during the apartheid years of the sixties.
|#22638 Heyns, Michiel. THE TYPEWRITER'S TALE. 237pp paperback. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy. Jonathan Ball 2005. isbn 9781868422296|
South African author's third novel is set in the English town of Rye around the celebrated author Henry James as seen by his typist Frieda Wroth.
|#22653 Jooste, Pamela. DANCE WITH A POOR MAN'S DAUGHTER. 348pp paperback. No inscription. a Fine unread copy in VG d/w. Black Swan 1999. isbn 9780552997577|
A novel of the coloured people in the Cape at the time of apartheid as seen through the eyes of eleven year old Lily Daniels. Author's first novel.
|#22652 Jooste. Pamela. LIKE WATER IN WILD PLACES. 315pp paperback. A Fine unread copy. Black Swan 2001. isbn 9780552998673|
South African author's third novel.
|#22656 Khumalo, Fred. SEVEN STEPS TO HEAVEN. 209pp paperback large format. No inscription. edges & eps show minor spotting else a Fine unread copy. Jacana 2007. isbn 9781770093874|
Author is journalist for the Sunday Times in Johannesburg.
|#22668 Lotz, Sarah. EXHIBIT A. 263pp paperback. No inscriptions. a Fine copy. Penguin 2009 stated 1st edition. isbn 9780143025726|
Exhibit A being the dog, this detective fiction centered around Cape Town moves swiftly and humorously with its eccentric cast of characters.
|#22651 Matthee, Dalene. DREAM FOREST. (Toorbos). 314pp paperback. large format. No inscription. a Fine unread copy. Penguin 2004. isbn 9780143024514|
A novel centered around the Knysna forest and woodcutters.
|#22669 Mda, Zakes. THE HEART OF REDNESS. 320pp paperback. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Oxford University Press. Cape Town 2001. isbn 978019571477|
A story set in the heart of the Eastern Cape village of Qolorha where Nongqawuse gave her prophesy that lead to the great cattle killing. 150 years later these events simmer still, affecting once again the heritage of the people.
|#22659 Miyeni, Eric. O'MANDINGO! The Only Black At A Dinner Party. 276pp paperback large format. Pages a little tanned, some minor spotting hence VG condition. Jacana 2006 reprint. isbn 9781770091870|
Inscribed by Author thus: "for you Leanne. Thanks for coming to the talk. I hope you enjoy this book. Keep walking. Keep loving. Keep smiling. Keep living. Eric."
|#22624 Moffet, Helen. & Ceridwen Morris. (Eds). 180° (180 Degrees). New Fiction By South African Women Writers. 203pp paperback. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy. Oshun 2005 1st edition. isbn 9781770070424|
A collection of 21 short stories from Henrietta Rose-Innes, Rayda Jacobs, Pamela Jooste, and others.
|#22654 Orford, Margie. GALLOWS HILL. 349pp paperback large format. No inscription. a Fine copy. Jonathan Ball 2011. isbn 9781868423958|
Another Clare Hart detective thriller from our leading crime writer. With Riedwaan Faizal she investigates the case of a young woman's body found beneath the floor slab of an old building being demolished in Cape Town.
|#22633 Smith, Pauline. (Ed. Dorothy Driver). THE LITTLE KAROO. 155pp softcover. No inscriptions. A VG+ copy. David Philip 1990. isbn 9780864861207|
A collection of ten short stories with the introduction by Arnold Bennett, preface by William Plomer, and foreword by Guy Butler from earlier editions along with the new Introduction.
|#22664 Wicomb, Zoe. PLAYING IN THE LIGHT. 218pp softcover large format. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Random House Umuzi. Cape Town 2006 stated 1st edition thus. isbn 9781415200018|
Author's third novel is set in post-apartheid South Africa where the protagonist Marion discovers family skeletons about her racial ancestry.
|#22620 Wylie, Dan. ROAD WORK. 82pp softcover. No inscriptions. a Fine unmarked copy. Echoing Green Press (2007). isbn 9780980250138|
Travel the world with this poet's collection of poems written travelling around the world.
|#22579 Amos, Trevor., Ristow, Adrian., Ristow, Liezel. & Pearse, Noel. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. 448pp soft cover. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. used academic text sold with all faults, no apparent highlighting, annotations, etc. Juta 2008 3rd edition. (current edition). isbn 9780702172830|
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|#22689 Doughty, Oswald EARLY DIAMOND DAYS. The Opening Of The Diamond Fields Of South Africa. Turquoise cloth boards, 237pp, illustrated b/w photos, 8vo. Ex institutional library with stamps, number on spine of book & wrapper. hence a VG/VG copy,barely used, still very clean and attractive (wrapper in clear protector). |
Longmans, Green & Co., London 1963.
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|#22640 Patterson, Gareth. TO WALK WITH LIONS. The Seven Principles Of True Spiritual Fulfilment That Come From Living With The King Of Animals. 192pp paperback. Gift inscription. ff tanned hence a VG copy. Rider 2001 1st edition. isbn 9780712604178|
Drawing on his years of living with lions (he continued George Adamson's work) he teaches us how to release ourselves from our prison of spiritual loneliness and purposelessness and realise our place in the natural kingdom discovering our true spiritual fulfillment.
|#22592 Sekaggya, Margaret. UGANDA. THE MANAGEMENT OF ELECTIONS. A Study By Afrimap And The Open Society Initiative For Eastern Africa Printed wraps 76pp. No inscriptions. VG condition. OSIEA (2010). isbn 9781920355951|
Examines the compliance of Ugandan electoral law and practice with international and regional standards in the light of the then upcoming 2011 presidential and legislative elections.
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|#22606 Baker, Herbert. & Stead, W.T. CECIL RHODES. The Man And His Dreams. Silver title on red cloth boards. 182pp + 198pp. illustrated b/w photographs. 8vo. No inscriptions. conservatively a VG copy, no dustwrapper. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1977. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Silver Series Vol.14. isbn 0869201468|
A newly arranged and titled two-part work comprising facsimile reproductions of the 1934 edition of "Cecil Rhodes" by his Architect, Herbert Baker; and the 1902 edition of "The Last Will And Testament Of Cecil John Rhodes", with additional chapters by W.T. Stead; incorporates a new Foreword and additional illustrations.
|#22594 Bethell, Alfred j. NOTES ON SOUTH AFRICAN HUNTING And Notes On A Ride To The Victoria Falls Of The Zambesi. Silver title on green cloth boards. 94pp illustrated b/w plates, foldout map. 8vo. No inscriptions. a printers copy. VG, no dustwrapper. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1976. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Silver Series Vol.7. Facsimile edition of the 1887 Sampson & Whittaker edition with new Foreword, index, and illustrations. isbn 0869201328|
Originally published as a softcover (front wrap reproduced in this edition) it is one of the earliest practical guides to hunting in Southern Africa. The major part of the book is concerned however with his ride to the Victoria Falls.
|#22645 Books Of Rhodesia. RHODESIANA. Contents, Illustrations, And Index. Facsimile Reprints Vol.1, Nos.1-8 1956-1963. 12pp stapled publication. As new. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. isbn 0869201085|
This is an index for the "Rhodesiana" journal.
|#22564 Campbell, A.A. ("Mziki). "MLIMO. The Rise And Fall Of The Matabele. Gilt title on green cloth boards. 192pp illustrated b/w plates. 12mo. Marked inside "Printers copy" else VG in dustwrapper. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Reprint of the 1926 edition with new Publisher's Introduction, map and illustrations.|
The British South Africa Company awarded this story 1st prize in a competition open to all employees of the Company in 1911. The incidents upon which the author based his tale were related to him by Malida, an old Matabele, in 1897.
|#22586 Clark, Percy M. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN OLD DRIFTER. The Life Story of Percy M. Clark Of Victoria Falls. Green cloth boards. 271pp illustrated 31 b/w plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. spine creased. a G-VG copy in dustwrapper (rubbed, foxed, no major loss or tears). a G+ reading copy. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series Vol.26. Facsimile of the George Harrap 1936 edition with new introduction.|
Percy Clark was the first permanent white resident at Victoria falls (he and his companions there were known as "old drifters"). He set up a curio shop which he ran for 33 years. He operated canoes, dugouts, a motor launch and a riksha service, a very entrepreneurial character.
|#22596 Cumming, Roualeyn Gordon. A HUNTERS LIFE IN (THE FAR INTERIOR OF) SOUTH AFRICA. Volume 2. Gilt dec brown cloth boards. 381pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Includes Mardon's (the printer) letter of apology and replacement for page 338, not usually present. No inscriptions. loss small area top of prelims adjacent to hinge, bottom edges of boards worn. A G-VG copy in G+ dustwrapper (rubbed but no loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1980. African Hunting Reprint Series Volume 2. Facsimile of the 1850 John Murray edition. isbn 0869202111|
Writes of his expedition (which started in Grahamstown Oct 1843) through a countryside teeming with game "with one vast herd of springboks as far as the eye could strain".
|#22584 Decle, Lionel. THREE YEARS IN SAVAGE AFRICA. Gilt title on tan cloth boards. 593pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. Inscribed "printers copy" to half title. ffep missing, gilt titling to f.board skewed, hence a G+ copy in dustwrapper (rubbed, minor tears only). overall a clean G+ reading copy. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series Vol.35. Facsimile of the 1900 Methuen edition with a new Foreword, index, illustrations. isbn 0869201093|
Author's 7000-mile journey 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 . A "last look around" in the words of H.M. Stanley who wrote the original Foreword.
|#22590 De Waal, D.C. WITH RHODES IN MASHONALAND. Gilt title on grey cloth boards. 296pp. illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Inscribed "printers copy" to ffep. a G-VG copy in worn repaired dustwrapper. a very nice reading copy. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series Vol.36. Facsimile of the 1896 Juta edition with new Foreword, introduction, and illustrations. isbn 0869201166|
In 1890 & 1891 De Waal accompanied Cecil Rhodes to Mashonaland. His articles on this appear 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.
|#22566 Frs. H. Depelchin & C. Croonenberghs, S.J. (Tr. Moira Lloyd. Ed. R.S. Roberts). JOURNEY TO GUBULWAYO. Letters Of Frs. H. Depelchin And C. Croonenberghs, S.J. 1879, 1880, 1881. Silver title on chocolate cloth boards. 375pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1979. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Silver Series Vol.24. Newly set English translation of "Trois Ans Dans L'Afrique Australe. Le Pays Des Matabeles. Debuts De La Mission Du Zambese. Lettres Des Peres H. Depelchin et Ch, Croonenberghs, S.J. 1879, 1880, 1881" as originally published in Brussels 1882 by Imprimerie Polleunis, Ceuterick et Lefebure. isbn 0869201867|
In their letters and travel diary the two Jesuit Fathers describe their journey by ox-wagon from St Aidan's College in Grahamstown through the Cape Colony & Bechuanaland to Tatil and then onto Gubuluwayo. A valuable account of Matabele history, customs, ceremonies, and of Lobengula himself.
|#22574 Heald, Madeline (Comp). DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH SOME EARLY RHODESIAN WOMEN. 1897-1923. For The National Historical Association of Rhodesia. Matabeleland Branch. Charcoal grey cloth boards. 323pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. small dib to front board else a VG copy in G+ dustwrapper (worn but no loss or major chips or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1979. isbn 0869201999|
60 small biographies of typical pioneer women who established their homes in the Rhodesia of 1897-1923.
|#22573 Hole, Hugh Marshall. THE JAMESON RAID. Blue cloth boards. 306pp illustrated b/w plates, map. 8vo. Inscribed "printers copy" ffep. a VG copy in G+ dustwrapper (rubbed, minor insect damage to rear folding, chipped, no major loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1973. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series. Vol.30. Facsimile of the 1930 Philip Allan edition with new introduction and illustrations.|
Hole was by Jameson's private secretary for 3 momentous years and his book is an insightful contemporary account of the Jameson Raid.
|#22593 Hole, Hugh Marshall. THE PASSING OF THE BLACK KINGS. Red cloth boards. 322pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. No title on spine (a printers copy). list of titles in the series opposite title page has been ticked-off, else VG condition in dustwrapper (rubbed, chipped around head & tail of spine, but no loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1978. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Silver Series Vol.20. Facsimile of the 1932 Philip Allan edition with a new Foreword. isbn 0869201670|
Studies the impact of white civilisation upon the tribes of south-central Africa, in particular Bechuanaland (Botswana), Rhodesia, and Barotseland (Zambia). The situation of the then reigning chiefs Khama, Mzilikazi and Lobengula, & Lewenkana are, respectively, discussed and analysed.
|#22582 Johnson, Lieut-Col. Frank. GREAT DAYS. The Autobiography Of An Empire Pioneer. Mustard cloth boards. 366pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. part of front pastedown torn hence a VG copy only in G-VG dustwrapper (worn, no major loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Rhodesiana Reprint Gold Series Vol.24. Facsimile of the G. Bell & Sons 1940 edition with new publishers" 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 India he was in command of Lahore during the 1919 uprising.
|#22576 Knight, E.F. RHODESIA OF TO-DAY. A Description Of The Present Condition And The Prospects Of Mashonaland And Matabeleland. Green cloth boards. 151pp illustrated b/w plates, maps, advertisement pages at rear. 8vo. Inscribed "printers copy" ffep. binding sound but a bit untidy, creases on cloth front and rear. G-VG in Good only dustwrapper (worn, rubbed, insect attack to foldin edges, but no chips, loss, or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1975. Rhodesiana Reprint Silver Series Vol.3. Facsimile of the Longmans Green 1895 edition with new Foreword and illustrations. isbn 0869201239|
Knight was a well-established journalist of his day, the correspondent for The Times for many years. He visited Rhodesia in 1894 and his assessment of the country was given in a series of articles for The Times dealing with labour, climate, agriculture, emigration, Britis South Africa Company mining law, the Chartered Company's goldfields, communications and administration. These later appeared in book form.
|#22595 Mathers, E.P. ZAMBESIA. England's El Dorado In Africa. Being A Description Of Matabeleland, And The Less-Known Adjacent Territories, And An Account Of The Gold Fields Of British South Africa. Orange cloth boards. 480pp illustrated b/w, 8vo. No inscriptions. bound upside-down. printers copy. actually a very clean copy in VG dustwrapper (insect attack along bottom edge, general wear, no loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1977. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Silver Series Vol.18. Facsimile of the 1891 King, Sell & Railton / Juta edition with a new Foreword. isbn 0869201638|
Author was the Zulu-war correspondent for the Scotsman & Daily News, he founded the Natal Advertiser and the weekly journal South Africa, promoted investment and support for the area and was a determined supporter of Rhodes. Deals with the early concessions and history of the British South Africa Company and a mine of information on matters minor & major.
|#22585 Olivier, S.P. MANY TREKS MADE RHODESIA. Green cloth boards. 170pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. No lettering on spine (probably a printers copy).hence a VG copy in G-VG dustwrapper (worn, chipped at head of spine, no other tears or loss). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1975. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Silver Series Vol.6. Facsimile of the 1957 Howard Timmins edition with new Foreword, index, illustrations. isbn 0869201311|
Originally published as "Die Pioniertrekke Na Gazaland" in 1943, this deals with the various Afrikaans treks that proceeded through to Southern Rhodesia in the years 1893 to 1895. These include those of Moodie, Moolman & Webster, Edenburg, Martin, Du Plessis, Kruger & Bekker, Mynhardt, and Henry & Steyn.
|#22572 Pitman, Dick. YOU MUST BE NEW AROUND HERE. Royal-blue cloth boards. 214pp. illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy in rubbed dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1979. isbn 0869201948|
Journalist author arrived in Salisbury in 1977. Eyewitness accounts of events of national importance mingle with personal experiences in many corners of the country. In particular he records the reactions of Rhodesians from the beginning of "The Talks" late in 1977 to the Referendum in early 1979.
|#22565 Posselt, F.W.T. FACT AND FICTION. A Short Account Of The Natives Of Southern Rhodesia. Silver title on ochre cloth boards. 210pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. VG condition in VG dustwrapper. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1978. Rhodesiana Reprint Library, Silver Series Vol.19. Facsimile Reproduction of the 1935 edition with a new Foreword. isbn 0869201654|
As a native commissioner in Rhodesia the author wrote numerous articles and booklets on the history, customs, laws, religions, and institutions of the country's African tribes. These were collected and published as one book in 1935.
|#22567 Rayner, Richard. (Illustrated Eleanora Alexander). THE VALLEY OF TANTALIKA. Gilt title on red cloth boards. illustrated. 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (no loss or tears, but small incision hidden in front gutter not at first apparent). a very attractive copy. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1980 1st edition. isbn 0869202162|
A modern classic, this tells the story of the animals dispossessed of their land by the rising waters behind Kariba dam. Lovely illustrations.
|#22575 Wood, Joseph Garbett. THROUGH MATABELELAND. The Record Of A Ten Months" Trip In An Ox-Wagon Through Mashonaland And Matabeleland. Red cloth boards. 198pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. Inscribed "printers copy" to ffep else a near Fine copy in G-VG dustwrapper (worn & chipped, but no major loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Gold Series Vol.33. Facsimile of the 1893 Richards Glanville edition 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 prominant man of the Eastern Province and a descendant of an 1820 Settler of that name.
|#22570 Wylie, Jill. (Ill. Sue Ross). CALL-OF-THE-MARSH. Life With A Basenji. Printed wraps. 302pp illustrated line drawings. 8vo. Gift inscription ffep. G-VG in dustwrapper (no loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1979. isbn 0869201913|
A canine classic, authors story of her special Basenji and their exploits in rescuing animals caught in snares.
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|#22628 Attwell, Eric. THE ROAD TO LONDON. Foreword by Athol Fugard. Brown cloth boards. 195pp. illustrated b/w photographs. 8vo. Light stain to lower spine, shows on dustwrapper (but matches colour scheme so no immediately apparent!). thus a VG copy in dustwrapper (very bright & clean, no chips, loss, or tears). an attractive copy. Howell. 1st edition nd. isbn 0620046465|
Over 11000 km through Africa on bicycle. Two intrepid brothers set off in 1936 from Port Elizabeth through the then Rhodesias, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanganyika, Kenya, Uganda, along the Nile through the Sudan and Egypt, finally crossing Europe to London. Illustrated with their own photographs. Gift inscription by Author dated 1988
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|#22619 Houston, Dick. BULU. African Wonder Dog. Black spine over orange paper-covered boards. 323pp illustrated b/w 8vo. No inscriptions. A Fine unread copy. Random House 2010 1st edition. isbn 9780375847233|
The true story of a remarkable dog born on a crocodile farm in Zambia. Excellent read for animal-lovers, especially those of younger years, of a dog who found his calling as a foster parent to orphaned baby wild animals fostered by his owners - and getting into much trouble in the process.
|#22617 Mercer, Chris. & Pervan, Beverley. FOR THE LOVE OF WILDLIFE. Brown imitation leather boards. 252pp illustrated 4to. A Fine unread copy in matching dustwrapper. as new. Kalahari Raptor Centre 2000. isbn 9780620260145|
Nice gift inscription by Author's on title page.The story of the Harnas Lion Farm in Namibia dedicated to the protection of wild animals, especially predators, falling foul of man in their shrinking environment.
|#22667 Peek, Bookey & Richard. ALL THE WAY HOME. Stories From An African Wildlife Sanctuary. 342pp paperback illustrated. No inscriptions. paper lightly tanned else VG+ condition. Penguin 2006 stated 1st edition. isbn 9780143025030||£10.00|
|#22666 Peek, Bookey & Richard. WILD HONEY. More Stories From An African Wildlife Sanctuary. 290pp illustrated paperback. No inscriptions. a very clean VG copy. Penguin 2009 stated 1st edition. isbn 978014302586|
Stories from author's wildlife sanctuary set among Zimbabwe's Matobo Hills.
|#22558 Steele, Nick. BUSHLIFE OF A GAME WARDEN. Printed yellow boards. 230pp illustrated b/w photos, drawings. 8vo. Gift inscription to half-title page else a VG copy in G-VG dustwrapper (worn along top edge but no loss or tears). T.V. Bulpin. Cape Town 1979 stated 1st editon. isbn 094995618X|
A detailed portrayal of life in the bush, portraying poachers, villains, as well as the animals. Author was at that time working in the Natal reserves of Umfolozi and Hluhuwe.
|#22662 Stuart, Chris & Tilde. (Ed. Leni Martin & Jenny Ramsay). CHRIS AND TILDE STUART'S GUIDE TO SOUTHERN AFRICAN GAME & NATURE RESERVES. 352pp softcover illustrated colour photos, maps, No inscriptions. a sound clean VG copy. Struik 1989. isbn 9780869777725|
Practical information on more than 400 reserves. Still a valid reference work for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.
|#22627 Tucker, Linda. CHILDREN OF THE SUN GOD. A Journey With The White Lions Into The Heart Of Human Evolution. Copper cloth boards. 400pp illustrated b/w & colour plates. 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. as new. Earthyear. 2001 true 1st edition isbn 9780958440219|
A mystical journey into the knowledge and ceremonies of old Africa, in which humans and lions are able to cross over the species barrier in accordance with the most guarded secrets of ancient Egypt and mankind's greatest riddle - the Sphinx.
|#22692 Van Houten, Gillian. THE WAY OF THE LEOPARD. 169pp softcover. illustrated. 8vo. Ownership inscription inside front wrap else a Fine copy. Spearhead. 1st edition / impression 2003. isbn 9780864865595|
The story of the leopards in Londolozi game reserve.
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