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South African Books. Catalogue Q246 8th January 2018

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EASTERN CAPE

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#25843 Van der Walt, Dr J.C. REBELS OF SLAGTERSNEK 1815. Printed boards. 85pp illustrated large 4to. A Fine unread copy. Self. 2014. isbn 9780620600453
The only book written in English (since Liebrandt's collection of trial papers) about the events of Slagtersnek leading to the hanging of five of the rebels in 1816.
£35.00
#25965 Walters, Dennis. (Ed. Dr Gill Vernon). BRIDGING THE EASTERN CAPE. The Life And Work Of Joseph Newey. 134pp illustrated colour oblong 4to. Mint condition in matching dustwrapper. East London 2014. isbn 9870620594783
Joseph Newey served the Public Works Dept of the Cape Colony for 32 years, finally as Chief Inspector of Public Works. His numerous stone arch bridges and iron lattice girder bridges were built for ox wagons and horse-drawn vehicles. Rendered obsolete by the advent of the motor car and the dual lane roadways, many bridges still survive as a legacy. He was involved in virtually every road bridge erected in the Eastern Cape during the last quarter of the 19thC. Well illustrated with construction drawings, modern & contemporary photographs & other illustrations.
£25.00
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ANTHROPOLOGY, RELIGION, MYTH & LEGEND

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#25958 Bank, Andrew. BUSHMEN IN A VICTORIAN WORLD. The Remarkable Story Of The Bleek-Lloyd Collection Of Bushmen Folklore. 422pp large format softcover. No inscription. A Fine unread copy. Double Storey. Cape Town 2006. isbn 9781770130913
Dr William Bleek and his sister-in-law Lucy Lloyd arranged to record the language and culture of the /Xam Bushmen by interviewing a succession of prisoners from the Breakwater Prison in the 1860s & 1870s.
£10.00
#25953 Mutwa, Vusamazulu Credo. INDABA MY CHILDREN. 354pp paperback. No inscription. spine faded. VG condition. Kahn & Averill. London 1988. isbn 9780900707902
African tribal history, legends, customs & religious beliefs of the Bantu peoples. The author renounced Christianity and underwent training as a witchdoctor.
£12.00
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ARTS & CRAFT

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#25985 Human, Andrew. (Ed). MIGRATE. Hero Issue 023. Glossy 112pp softcover. magazine format Mint condition. November 2017. isbn 9772079982006. isbn 9772079982006
The 23rd edition of Migrate, the official magazine of the Loeries, comes with over 60 conceptually rich pages of visual and written inspiration from the new, the young, the dedicated, the famous, and the passionate creative voices of today. Originally launched in 2005 to expose new and cutting-edge talent to the brand communications industry, Migrate has created a niche for itself as a collector's magazine for reference and inspiration.
£10.00
#25964 Lindop, Barbara. (Ed. Mona de Beer). GERARD SEKOTO. Stone buckram boards. 294pp illustrated colour oblong 4to. dustwrapper with french folds. errata slip. Conservatively Very Good condition. donation label to ffep. feps tanned to edge. top edge dusty. Matching dustwrapper, tanned internally to fold-ins & also white rear, but no chips, tears, or loss. An excellent copy in all respects. HEAVY ITEM will incur extra postage costs. Dictum. Randburg 1988 1st edition. (Not the slim 64pp later publication of the same name). isbn 0620118121
An extensive collection of his work from around 1938 to the 1980s. Author lived in exile in France for more than 40 years. 21pp autobiographical outline contributed by the painter.
£450.00
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BIOGRAPHY (DIARIES, MEMOIRS, FAMILY & COMPANY HISTORIES)

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#25959 Bernstein, Hilda. A LIFE OF ONE'S OWN. 292pp softcover. A near Fine unread copy. Jacana 2002. isbn 9781919931081
A biography of a father and a daughter seeking lives of their own, each of whom is trapped in the Soviet Union by choice, circumstance, and history - but 20 years apart. Author tells her father and sister's stories of a family separated by deep beliefs and choices that had unanticipated and far-reaching consequences.
£15.00
#25929 Bishop, John. CONVERSATIONS. Black cloth boards. 212pp. 8vo. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper (lightly rubbed, no chips, loss, or tears). Johannesburg 1990 1st edition isbn 9781874824039
Well known SABC broadcaster's interviews with Ian Smith, Prof. Phillip Tobias, Paul Johnson, Robert McNamara, Tom Rosenthal, Lord Alexander, Kathy Jagoe, Tertius Myburgh, Prof. Victor Frankl, Prof. R.V. Jones, Lourens van der Post, Credo Mutwa, Father Joseph Brossard Omi, Johnnie Johnson and Bill Reid, Mother Theresa, Prof. Rubin Scher, and Peter-Dirk Uys.
£10.00
#25924 Burnett, Right Rev Bill Bendyshe. (Ed. Andrew & Barbara Burnett). THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I. The Autobiography Of The Right Rev Bill Bendyshe Burnett. 217pp illustrated paperback. A Fine unread copy. Self published. Grahamstown nd. (1997). isbn 9780868103259
Italian POW in WW2, Bishop of Grahamstown, Bishop of Cape Town.
£10.00
#25955 Jansen, Anemari. EUGENE DE KOCK. Assassin For The State. 327pp illustrated softcover. No inscription. A Fine unread copy. Tafelberg 2015. isbn 9780624070276
Illuminates the complexities of the man dubbed by the media as 'Prime Evil' and also sheds light on South Africa's apartheid past.
£12.00
#25868 MacKenzie, Craig. & Sandham, Tim, A BOSMAN COMPANION. From Abjaterskop To Zwingli. 272pp softcover illustrated 4to. A Mint copy in publisher's sealed wrap. Human & Rousseau 2012. isbn 9780798152532
All aspects of Bosmans life encyclopedically arranged, photographs, maps, a chronology and an 8-page colour section of his paintings and drawings. Essential compendium for the Bosman enthusiast.
£20.00
#25970 Nicol, Mike. (Eds. Mac Maharaj & Ahmed Kathrada). MANDELA. The Authorised Portrait. Black vynide boards with embossed title. 399pp illustrated large format. Fine in Fine dustwrapper. Wild Dog Press / PQ Blackwell. isbn 9781920440138
Updated & Revised Edition In Memorium. Foreword by Kofi Annan and Introduction by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
£35.00
#25950 Pogrund, Benjamin. ROBERT SOBUKWE. How Can Man Die Better. 427pp illustrated softcover large format. No inscriptions. spine shows crease hence VG- condition although a clean sound copy. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 2015 reprint new edition. isbn 9781868426812
With an updated epilogue and additional illustrations. A biography of the man.
£10.00
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COOKING & WINE

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#25930 Jones, Paul. & Andrews, Barry. (with Rodney Phillips). A TASTE OF MAURITIUS. Brown cloth boards. 194pp illustrated 4to. Top edge spotted thus a near Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears). Editions de L'Ocean Indien. Mauritius 1980 1st edition. same as later isbn 9780333340059. isbn 9780333340059
Signed by both Authors. Recipes from the chefs of the Saint Geran Hotel in Mauritius.
£20.00
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FICTION AND CREATIVE WRITINGS

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#25944 Achebe, Chinua. MORNING YET ON CREATION DAY. Essays. Red cloth boards. 108pp 8vo. No inscription. Boards show insect depredations. hence G++ in G-VG dustwrapper. text-block unmarked, good shelf and desk appearance. Heinemann. London 1975. The true 1st edition (precedes Anchor Press editions). isbn 0435180266
A collection of articles and essays contributing to the debate on the ideas and events of the '60s & '70s.
£55.00
#25952 Blacklaws, Troy. KAROO BOY. 196pp paperback. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Double Storey. Cape Town 2004. First edition. isbn 9781919930251
A story of boyhood against the backdrop of conflict in the 1970s. Author's first novel.
£10.00
#25870 Brink, Andre P. (Ed). GROOT VERSEBOEK. Deel Twee. pages 393-848. softcover. As new unused copy. Tafelberg 2008. isbn 9780624045908
Die middelmoot van Groot Verseboek stel 'n slagorde van gedugte vrouefigure op: Ina Rousseau, Ingrid Jonker, Wilma Stockenstrom, Antjie Krog ... naas van die grootste manlik digters in Afrikaans: Adam Small, Peter Blum, Breyten Breytenback en anders.
£15.00
#25931 Busetto, Penny. ANNA P, As Told By Herself. 153pp softcover. No inscriptions, a Fine copy. Jacana 2014. isbn 9781431410163
Author was born in Durban, schooled in Cape Town, left for Italy where she studied and worked, later returning to live in Cape Town again. Winner of the 2013 EU Literary Award. Set in Italy the novel asks who are we if we lose our memories, what does it mean to have no identity, and if we have no sense of ourselves can we still make ethical choices?
£8.00
#25871 Haresnape, Geoffrey. WHERE THE WIND WILLS. New Poems. 96pp paperback. As new unread copy. Echoing Green Press 2011 isbn 9780987009906
Author's fifth collection of verse.
£12.00
#25932 Kendal, Rosamund. THE ANGINA MONOLOGUES. 316pp softcover. No inscriptions, a Fine unread copy. Jacana 2010. isbn 978177098121
Three female medical interns from vastly different backgrounds are sent to a rural KZN hospital where gang assassinations and rogue snakes are facts of life, and AIDS simply does not exist. Pampered & spoilt, Rachel struggles to establish her independence and learns to love across the cultural divide. Conservative, beautiful, Seema struggles to end a relationship that has become increasingly abusive. And street-savvy Nomsa finally learns to accept a past she has spent a lifetime denying. This is the story of three women finding courage, love and compassion in the most unlikely places. Brings readers face to face with what it takes to be a woman doctor in the New South Africa without losing your soul.
£8.00
#25933 Leroux-Van Der Boon, Marzanne. (Tr. John Bleach). SHADES OF CRIMSON. A Novel Set In Jerusalem. 315pp softcover. A Fine copy. Lux Verbi.Bm. 2005 1st edition. isbn 9780796302632
Romantic novel originally written in Afrikaans.
£20.00
#25945 Markham, Beryl. THE SPLENDID OUTCAST. The African Short Stories Of Beryly Markham. Ochre design on navy cloth boards with colour lable portrait of BM set on front board. 139pp 8vo. Publisher's Review Copy. Ownership small label affixed neatly to front pastedown. A little dusty else a VG copy, contents unmarked. very attractive but no dustwrapper. Hutchinson. London 1987. isbn 0091726042
Eight short stories by author-aviatrix universally known for her book 'West With The Night'. Much of biographical interest lies in this compilation of her stories which was intended as a surprise for her 84th birthday which but she did not reach.
£12.00
#25957 Meyer, Deon. (Tr. K.L. Seegers). COBRA. 344pp large format paperback. No inscription. VG+ condition. Hodder & Stoughton. London 2014. isbn 9781444723762
Why would a mathematics professor from Cambridge University, renting a holiday home outside Cape Town, require a false identity and three bodyguards? And where is he, now that they are dead? The only clue to the bodyguards' murder is the snake engraved on the shell casings of the bullets that killed them. Investigating the massacre, Benny Griessel and his team find themselves being drawn into an international conspiracy with shocking implications. Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger award, COBRA is a relentlessly suspenseful, topical and richly rewarding novel from an author who is acclaimed around the world as a brilliant voice in crime fiction.
£9.00
#25867 Saro-Wiwa, Ken. SOZABOY. A Novel In Rotten English. Printed wraps. 188pp. No inscriptions. a Fine unread copy. Longman African Writers Series 2009. isbn 9780582236998
The 'Rotten English' refers to the mixture of pidgin, broken, and idiomatic English in which the novel is written.
£8.00
#25949 Souchon, Olivier. (Comp). TIPS FROM THE TOP. Wise & Witty Words From Well-Known South African Personalities. 104pp softcover. No inscriptions. ff tanned else VG+ condition. Don Nelson. Cape Town 1988. isbn 9781868060511
Author, as a matric student, wrote to well-known South Africans asking them for the best piece of advice they had ever received. Thus he received a many interesting letters from politicians, sportsmen, entrepreneurs, performers, and others from all walks of life. Over 100 in this collection.
£12.00
#25951 Vladislavic, Ivan. FLASHBACK HOTEL. Early Stories. 285pp paperback large format. VG+ condition. Umuzi 2015. isbn 9781415201077
Combines stories from two earlier collections - 'Missing Persons' and 'Propaganda By Monuments And Other Stories'.
£10.00
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LEGAL & BUSINESS TEXTS

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#25850 Benade, M.L. et al. ENTREPRENEURIAL LAW. Incorporating The New Companies Act Manual. Special Edition. 454pp +163pp softcover. As new unused copy. LexisNexis 2009 1st Special Edition thus (including 4th edition of Entrepreneurial Law). isbn 9780409046564
Current edition. Several copies available.
£25.00
#26061 Bennett, T.W. CUSTOMARY LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA. Printed wraps 462pp 8vo. Used academic text sold w.a.f. Some highlighting, not excessive, on less than 10pp. externally VG+ appearance, little used, a very clean usable copy. Juta 2010 reprint. isbn 9780702163616
Since the introduction of the new Constitution customary law now enjoys a status equal to that of Roman-Dutch law. This work provides a comprehensive account of the major branches of customary law: marriage, divorce, succession, children, courts and procedures, traditional leadership, land tenure, and the conflict of laws. Reference is made to the tensions generated by conflict between the Bill of Rights and the African legal tradition. The book also explores the complex nature of customary law, which exists in oral traditions, codes, precedents, academic texts, and above all in the system of living norms that regulate the everyday life of most South Africans.
£40.00
#25848 Beuthin, R.C. & Luiz, S.M. BEUTHIN'S BASIC COMPANY LAW. 388pp softcover. As new unused copy. LexisNexis Butterworths 2003 3rd edition. isbn 9780409012569
Latest edition. Intended for tertiary-level students.
£20.00
#25860 Daniels, Glenda. FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA. The ANC And The Media In South Africa. 250pp softcover. As new unused copy. Witwatersrand University Press. Johannesburg 2012. isbn 9781868145683
A scrutiny of the ANC's treatment of the print media since the inception of democracy in South Africa in 1994.Examines the pattern of paranoia that has crept into public discourse about the media and the ANC and their conflict-ridden relationship. Presents the arguments against the impending clampdown on media freedom with the threat of the 'Protection of State Information Bill' and the media appeals tribunal. Disputes the ANC view that journalists are anti-transformation and that they take instructions from the owners of the media houses, that they are 'capitalist bastards' and 'enemies of the people'.
£10.00
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LESOTHO - BASUTOLAND

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#26060 Gill, Stephen J. A SHORT HISTORY OF LESOTHO From the Late Stone Age Until The 1993 Elections. Printed wraps. 266pp illustrated with drawings, photos, maps. A Fine unread copy. Morija 2010. isbn 9991176364
Foreword by D. L.B.B.J. Machobane. Bibliography & index. Intended for a wide readership this text is both academic and accessible to the lay reader. Over 80 illustrations. Multiple copies available.
£25.00
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MISCELLANEOUS AFRICANA

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#25920 Du Toit, Denise. & Le Roux, Estelle. NURSING SOCIOLOGY. 313pp softcover. As new unused copy. Van Schaik 2014 5th edition. isbn 9780627031281
Current edition.
£18.00
#25908 Nurnberger, Klaus. BIBLICAL THEOLOGY IN OUTLINE. The Vitality Of The Word Of God. 248pp softcover. As new unread copy. Cluster Publications. Pietermaritzburg 2012. isbn 9781875053414
"The Bible is not a system of theological propositions but a series of witnesses to God's redemptive acts in response to need. Recurring motifs, such as the exodus, covenant or messianic king have emerged in response to need. This process culminates in the Christ event".
£20.00
#25880 Young, D. et al. UNDERSTANDING CONCEPTS IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE. A Multilingual Learning And Teaching Resource ... Printed boards. 337pp 4to. As new unused copy. Maskew Miller Longman / Zenex Foundation 2005. isbn 9780636067714
... In English, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, Afrikaans. Developed by the Concept Literary Project at the University of Cape Town. A resource for enhancing the understanding and use of core mathematical and scientific concepts in Grades 4 to 12. Deals with 56 key concepts in each of the four languages. Multiple copies available. Bulk price for academic institution negotiable for quantity.
£12.00
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NATURAL HISTORY

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#26070 Brown, Leslie. & Amadon, Dean. EAGLES, HAWKS AND FALCONS OF THE WORLD. Volumes 1 & 2. 2 volumes gilt title & eagles device on chocolate brown buckram boards. 945pp total. illustrated 125 coloured plates. 4to in slipcase No inscriptions. Slipcase rubbed, bumped one corner, still sound and good looking. Original translucent dustwrappers extant (but creased and with loss, serving only as some protection). Fine copies in VG slipcase. Country Life Books / Hamlyn 1968 1st edition.
An exhaustive work aiming to bring together all available knowledge on the diurnal birds of prey of the world. Covers such variables as range, voice, habits, food, breeding &c. All species illustrated.
£60.00
#21586 Brown, Leslie H., Urban, Emil K., Newman, Kenneth H., Fry, C. Hilary., Keith, Stuart. THE BIRDS OF AFRICA. Volumes I to VII. 7 volumes. folio hardback editions illustrated coloured plates & b/w detail drawings. each 12.5" h x 9.5" w. No inscriptions. only the most minimal wear, each volume in dustwrapper (spines fading, one closed tear at tail of vol.4, no other chips, tears, or loss). an excellent set of Fine copies. Vols. 1 to 6 published by Academic Press 1982 to 2000 . Vol.7 Nigel Helm London 2004. isbn 0121373010 0121373029 0121373037 012373045 012373053 0121373061 0713665319 isbn 0121373010
A full 7-volume set of this definitive work. arrangement is by order and not geographically.
£600.00
#25946 Claassens, A.J.M. & Dickson, C.G.C. THE BUTTERFLIES OF THE TABLE MOUNTAIN RANGE. With Comprehensive Observations On Their Habits, Times Of Appearance, And Life Histories. Green cloth boards. 160pp illustrated colour & b/w photos. drawings. small 4to. No inscriptions. prelims tanned. hence VG in G++ dustwrapper (worn & chipped with repaired minor tear along top edge & sello stains inside). beneath the wrapper is a very nice clean sound copy. Struik. Cape Town 1980 1st edition. isbn 0869771310
Copy No.305 of 1000. A definitive guide to the 53 species of butterfly that inhabit this range.
£20.00
#26065 Dale, Ivan R. & Greenway, P.J. KENYA TREES AND SHRUBS. Gilt title on black cloth boards. 654pp illustrated coloured & photographic plates, fold-out map at rear. large 8vo. Gift inscription to ffep. minor insect attrition on spine else a VG copy (smartly attractive) in G- dustwrapper (tanned and with loss at top of spine, insect attrition, all there and serves to keep the book per se clean). Buchanan's Kenya Estates / Hatchards. Nairobi & London 1961.
A comprehensive record of indigenous Kenya trees and shrubs of +6'. 31 full-colour plates by Joy Adamson plus 80 photographs, 110 pages of drawings. Enables professionals and laymen alike to identify the woody flora of Kenya.
£50.00
#26066 Goode, Douglas. (Ed. John Comrie-Greig). CYCADS OF AFRICA. Gilt title & device on olive green cloth boards. 256pp illustrated coloured plates, map. 4to. No inscriptions. as new in unmarked dustwrapper. VG+ slipcase (minor rubbings only, 8 square corners). An exceptional copy. Struik-Winchester 1989 1st Standard Edition. isbn 0947430121
Stunning artwork of 54 species. A complete review of the genus Encephalartos published to date and includes all known species of this distinctly African group as well as the sole living representative of the genus Stangeria. It also includes a single species of Cycas - endemic to Madagascar but introduced to East Africa by Arab traders some centuries ago. The artists has specialised in the painting of cycads for over 20 years. Illustrates the cycads as well as the details of cones & seeds &c.
£120.00
#26069 Harris, Tony. & Arnott, Graeme. SHRIKES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. True Shrikes, Helmet-Shrikes, And Bush-Shrikes, Including The Batises And Black-Throated Wattle-Eye. Gilt title and device on plum cloth boards. 224pp illustrated colour 4to. An as-new copy in matching dustwrapper (spine fading but no rubbing, chips, tears, or loss) all in Fine slipcase. Struik Winchester 1988 1st edition. isbn 0947430083
Warm authorial inscription by Graeme Arnott on title page dd. 'Feb '9'.
£80.00
#26063 Hockey, P.A.R., Dean, W.R.J., & Ryan, P.G. ROBERTS - BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. VIIth Edition. Illustrated by Ingrid Weiersbye, Graeme Arnott, Penny Meakin, Ronald Cook, Chris van Rooyen, A. Barlow, A. Clarkson. Blue cloth boards. 1296pp illustrated coloured.plates. b/w drawings, maps. large 4to. (+5kg/11lb). No inscription. near new unused copy in matching dustwrapper. Africa Geographic / John Voelker Bird Book Fund. Cape Town 7th edition 2005. isbn 9780620340533
The definitive reference work for the subcontinent (South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique). 80 new coloured plates, substantial reference and index section. Rarely less than a dense page or more on each species (from around 500 to 4500 words for each species). HEAVY ITEM will incur extra postage.
£130.00
#26062 Holm, Erik. & Marais, Eugene. FRUIT CHAFERS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniini). Sea green cloth boards. 326pp illustrated colour plates, A4 format. No inscriptions, a near-new copy in matching dustwrapper (no chips. tears, or loss) Ekoglide. 1992 1st edition. isbn 0620169753
Signed by both authors on title page. 164 coloured illustrations on 32 plates serve as a guide to identification of species along with distribution maps and line drawings. This monograph is accessible to both the layman and the professional entomologist, includes an up to date synonymy, bibliography, whereabouts of type material and the first comprehensive key to the taxa.
£300.00
#25943 Manning, John. FIELD GUIDE TO FYNBOS. 507pp softcover illustrated colour photographs No inscriptions, a near-Fine copy. Struik. Cape Town 2007 1st edition. isbn 9781770072657
With around 7000 species of fynbos this book describes more than 1100 of the more common and conspicuous examples.
£20.00
#26068 Oatley, Terry. & Arnott, Graeme. ROBINS OF AFRICA. Blue cloth boards. 288pp illustrated colour 4to. An as-new copy in matching dustwrapper (no rubbing, chips, tears, or loss). Acorn Books / Russel Friedman 1998. isbn 9781874802105
Signed by Graeme Arnott on title page. 33 species illustrated and described with distribution map and detailed notes on identification & habits, distribution, habitat, vocalisations, breeding biology, and geographical variation.
£60.00
#26064 Prinsloo, Gehard L. & Uys, Vivienne M. (Eds). (Foreword V.C. Moran). INSECTS OF CULTIVATED PLANTS AND NATURAL PASTURES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Glossy printed boards. 786pp illustrated colour plates. 4to. As new unused copy. Essa 2015 1st edition. isbn 9780620608411
The most comprehensive account of phytophagous insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in South Africa published. Covers Botswana, Lesotho, southern Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe and relevant to most countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Deals with the plant-eating insects that damage field crops, deciduous, subtropical, and other fruits. In all 75 cultivated plants, or related groups, are dealt with. Full accounts of over 416 important pests plus 277 of lesser importance. Including scientific & common names, origin & distribution, identification, host plant range, damage, natural enemies, management, and key references in the literature. 860 colour images depicting adults and immature stages, damage symptoms. Extensive glossary of terms.
£100.00
#25942 Sinclair, Ian. IAN SINCLAIR'S FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. 368pp paperback. No inscriptions. VG+ condition. Struik. 1994 3rd edition. isbn 9781868255108
Over 850 photographs to identify the more than 900 species known to occur from Antarctica to the Zambezi river. 153 plates grouping similar birds with text on facing page. Gives identification points, typical habitat, call, distribution map. The first field guide to use colour photographs for identification as opposed to drawings.
£10.00
#26067 Zimmerman, Dale A., Turner, Donald A., & Pearson, David J. BIRDS OF KENYA And Northern Tanzania. Argent on salmon cloth boards. 740pp illustrated 124 coloured plates. 8vo. Neat ownership signature to ffep else a Fine unmarked copy in dustwrapper (spine fading else unmarked, no chips, tears, or loss). appears unused. Russel Friedman. South Africa 1996 1st edition thus. same as Princeton University Press edition isbn 9780691026589 isbn 9781875091041
Covers 1114 species found in this region, including 1040 of Tanzania's recorded species and 85% of Uganda's recorded species. Illustrated by Dale Zimmerman, Ian Wills, & Douglas Pratt. A detailed reference work.
£60.00
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OPPENHEIMER SERIES (A set)

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#25990 Baines, Thomas. (Ed. J.P.R. Wallis). THE NORTHERN GOLDFIELDS DIARIES OF THOMAS BAINES. Volume 1. First Journey 1869-1870. Volume 2. First Journey 1870-1871. Volume 3. Second Journey 1871-1872. Three volumes, gilt on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. some ff unopened as always. 855pp total. illustrated frontis, coloured & b/w plates, sketches, & foldout maps at rear. large 8vo. Neat signature to front pastedown. 4 square corners. nice bright red boards with spines faded. bottom of spines pushed, no dustwrappers. overall a clean VG set. Government Archives of Southern Rhodesia. Oppenheimer Series Number Three (3). Chatto & Windus. London 1946.
Sold as part of full set of The Oppenheimer Series. see #25988.
£650.00
#25994 Hamilton, James Stevenson. (Ed. J.P.R. Wallis). THE BAROTSELAND JOURNAL OF JAMES STEVENSON-HAMILTON 1898-1899. (Expedition To Barotseland July 1898-December 1899). Gilt title and device on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. 246pp illustrated b/w plates, coloured plates of water-colours, & foldout map at rear. 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. gilt edges not quite so shiny now, spine faded, eps spotted. excellent map. no dustwrapper. Very nice and clean, conservatively VG condition. Central African Archives. Oppenheimer Series No. Seven (7). Chatto & Windus 1953.
Sold as part of full set of The Oppenheimer Series, see #25988.
£650.00
#25991 Knight-Bruce, Bishop. & Rudd, Dunell. (Ed. Constance E. Fripp, & V.W. Hiller). GOLD AND THE GOSPEL IN MASHONALAND. Being The Journals Of: 1. The Mashonaland Mission Of Bishop Knight-Bruce. & 2. The Concession Journey Of Charles Dunell Rudd. Gilt on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. some ff unopened. 246pp illustrated b/w plates & two foldout maps. large 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. edges & preliminaries foxed, bottom of spines pushed, spines fading, front board marked, maps sound but a little foxed. thus VG- condition in Good only dustwrapper (soiled & used. chipped at head of spine, no tears or loss). Central African Archives. Oppenheimer Series Number Four (4). Chatto & Windus. London 1949.
One map refers to Knight-Bruce's journey, the other to Rudd's. Various appendices including the Concession signed By Lobengula, and a letter from Rhodes to Rudd. Sold as part of full set of The Oppenheimer Series. see #25988.
£650.00
#25995 Leask, Thomas. (Ed. J.P.R. Wallis). THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN DIARIES OF THOMAS LEASK 1865-1870. Gilt on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. 253pp illustrated portrait frontis plate & foldout map at rear. large 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. gilt edges not quite so shiny now, spine faded, some pages unopened. no dustwrapper. Very nice and clean, conservatively VG condition. Central African Archives. Oppenheimer Series Number Eight (8). Chatto & Windus. London 1954.
Covers the diarists hunting & trading expeditions to the territories of the Matabele the Mashona, and the Bakwena, & to the Victoria falls. Well written, his diary contains private impressions and comments on many issues. Sold as part of full set of The Oppenheimer Series. see #25988.
£650.00
#25996 Livingstone, David. (Ed. J.P.R. Wallis). THE ZAMBEZI EXPEDITION OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE 1858-1863. Volume 1. The Journals, Volume 2. The Journals Continued With Letters And Despatches Therefrom. 2 volumes. gilt on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. some ff unopened. 462pp total. illustrated coloured plates & foldout maps at rear. large 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. spine and boards faded to Vol.1 while the spine of Vol.2 is only mildly affected, preliminaries spotted, some pages unopened. excellent maps. Very nice and clean although not in matching condition no dustwrappers. Volume 1 rated VG condition, Volume 2 is better. Central African Archives. Oppenheimer Series Number Nine (9). Chatto & Windus. London 1956.
Sold as part of full set of The Oppenheimer Series, see #25988.
£650.00
#25988 Moffat, Robert. (Ed. J.P.R,Wallis). THE MATABELE JOURNALS OF ROBERT MOFFAT 1829-1860. 2 Volumes. Two volumes gilt title and device on red cloth boards. top edge gilt. front & bottom edges rough-cut. 382pp. 295pp. 8vo. illustrated coloured frontis & b/w plates & foldout map at rear of each volume. No inscriptions. 4 square corners.Edges foxed as always but pages clean. spines quite faded, that of Volume 1 darkened while that of Volume 2 pale pink. bottom of spines pushed, gilt edges not quite so shiny now. no dustwrappers. maps excellent with no tears. Sound attractive VG copies. Government Archives Of Southern Rhodesia. Oppenheimer Series No. One (1). Chatto & Windus 1945 1st edition.
Covers Robert Moffat's five visits to Moselekatse. Also includes some selected letters to Richard Moffat, Mrs Moffat, Rev. A. Tidman, & one to Sir George Gray. The first publication in the Oppenheimer Series. Sold as part of full set of The Oppenheimer Series. see #25988.
£650.00
#25992 Moffat, Robert & Mary. (Ed. I. Schapera). APPRENTICESHIP AT KURUMAN. Being The Journals Of Robert And Mary Moffatt 1820-1828. Gilt on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. 308pp illustrated frontis plate & foldout map at rear. large 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. pushed at bottom of spine, spine faded, some pages unopened. no dustwrapper. Very nice and clean, conservatively VG condition. Central African Archives. Oppenheimer Series Number Five (5). Chatto & Windus. London 1951.
Sold as part of full set of The Oppenheimer Series. see #25988.
£650.00
#25993 Stewart, James. (Ed. J.P.R. Wallis). THE ZAMBESI JOURNAL OF JAMES STEWART 1862-1863. With A Selection From His Correspondence. Gilt on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. 276pp illustrated b/w plates & foldout map at rear. large 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. some pages unopened. no dustwrapper. Very nice and clean, conservatively VG condition. Central African Archives. Oppenheimer Series Number Six (6). Chatto & Windus. London 1952.
Includes appendices. 1. James Stewart Upon The Natives Of The Lower Zambesi. 2. ... Upon The Livingstone Expedition. 3. Extracts from his letter to the Cotton Supply Association, Manchester. Sold as part of full set of The Oppenheimer Series. see #25988.
£650.00
#25989 Wallis, J.P.R. (Ed). (John & Emily Moffat, David Livingstone). THE MATABELE MISSION 1858-1878. A Selection From The Correspondence Of John And Emily Moffat, David Livingstone And Others. Gilt title and device on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. 268pp 8vo. illustrated b/w plates & foldout map at rear. 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. spine faded and spotted. some pages unopened as always, bottom of spines pushed, no dustwrapper, rear board faded significantly, overall a sound VG copy. Government Archives Of Southern Rhodesia. Oppenheimer Series No. Two (2). Chatto & Windus 1945.
Includes letters from Thomas Morgan to Arthur Tidman, from William Sykes to Joseph Mullens, as well as Thomas Morgan Thomas's Journal for 1878 with an appendix containing letters from Richard Southey to/from Robet Moffat Sr., Herman Jeppe to/from Post Master General Cape Town, & W. De Smidt to Robert Moffat Sr. Sold as part of full set of The Oppenheimer Series. see #25988.
£650.00
#25987 Wallis, J.P.R., Schapera, I., Fripp, Constance E. & Hiller, V.W. (Ed). THE OPPENHEIMER SERIES. Nos 1 to 9. A full set of 13 volumes. Gilt device and title on red cloth boards. all volumes teg. rough-cut edges. large 8vo. Spines faded, no inscriptions or bookplates. excellent contents thus VG condition. No dustwrappers save on Volume 4. Some pages unopened. edges foxed. gilt top edges dulled. Overall an attractive clean & sound set. See individual listings for fuller condition reports. Government Archives of Southern Rhodesia / Central African Archives. Oppenheimer Series. Chatto & Windus. London 1945 to 1956.
A full set. Titles: No.1. The Matabele Journals Of Robert Moffat 1829-1960 (2 volumes). No.2. The Matabele Mission, A Selection From The Correspondence Of John And Emily Moffat, David Livingstone, And Others. No.3. The Northern Goldfields Diaries Of Thomas Baines. First Journey 1869-1870 (Volumes 1 & 2) and Second Journey 1871-1872 (Volume 3). No.4. Gold And The Gospel In Mashonaland 1888. Being The Journals Of: 1. The Mashonaland Mission Of Bishop Knight-Bruce. 2. The Concession Journey Of Charles Dunell Rudd. No.5. Apprenticeship At Kuruman. Being The Journals And Letters Of Robert And Mary Moffat 1820-1828. No.6. The Zambesi Journal Of James Stewart 1862-1863 With A Selection From His Correspondence. No.7. The Barotseland Journal Of James Stevenson Hamilton 1898-1899. No.8. The Southern African Diaries Of Thomas Leask 1865-1870. No.9. The Zambezi Expedition Of David Livingstone 1858-1863. Journals (Volume 1). The Journals Continued With Letters And Despatches Therefrom (Volume 2). This set weighs 13kg and we will quote for post & packing as required.
£650.00
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#25976 Cuthbertson, Greg. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL. No.47 2002. 316pp softcover. VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) October 2002. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Deborah Gaitskell, The Imperial Tie: Obstacle Or Asset For South Africa's Women Suffragists Before 1930? Elizabeth van Heyningen & Pat Merrett, 'The Healing Touch': The Guild Of Loyal Women Of South Africa 1900-1912. Jeff Guy, 'A Paralysis Of Perspective': Image And Text In The Creation Of A South African Chief. Karen Brown, Cultural Constructions Of The Wild: The Rhetoric And Practice Of Wildlife Conservation In The Cape Colony At The Turn Of The Twentieth Century. Jonathan Hyslop, Cape Town Highlanders, Transvaal Scottish Military 'Scottishness' And Social Power In Nineteenth And Twentieth Century South Africa. Mohamed Adhikari, Ambiguity Assimilation And Anglophilism In South Africa's Coloured Community: The Case Of Piet Uithalder's Satirical Writings 1909-1922. Peter Delius, Caught In A Crossfire: A History Of Covie 1883-2002. David Thelen, How The Truth And Reconciliation Commission Challenges The Way We Use History. Review articles: Norman Etherington, Reviewing 'The Evidence' For The Great Treks. Christopher Saunders, Namibia's Freedom Struggle: The Nujoma Version. Tapiwa B. Zimudzi, Power Syndrome: Robert Mugabe And The Land Reform And Governance Crisis In Zimbabwe.
£15.00
#25978 Du Bruyn, J.T. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL. No.25 1991. 374pp softcover. Wraps tanned else VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) November 1991. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Norman Etherington, The Great Trek In Relation To The Mfecane: A Reassessment. Luli Callinicos, Popularising History In A Changing South Africa. Callic Eloff, 'History From Below': 'n Oorsig. H.C. Bredenkamp, Die Khoisan En Vakterminologie na 'The Oxford History Of South Africa': 'n Historiografiese Dilemma (Comment by Vernon February & Susan Newton-King). Edna Bradlow, 'The Oldest Charity In South Africa': One Hundred Years And More Of The Ladies' Benevolent Society At The Cape Of Good Hope. Barry Kinkead-Weekes, Donald Molteno And The Politics Of 'Native Representation' In Cape Town 1936-1948. David Killingray, War And Society In Africa Since 1800. Reports: Norman Etherington, Paul Maylam, Johannes du Bruyn, Alan Webster, & Sheila Meintjes, The Aftermath Of The Aftermath. Review Articles: Robert Ross, The First Imperial Masters Of South Africa. Patricia van der Spuy, Gender And Slavery: Towards A Feminist Revision. Christopher Saunders, Pixley Seme: Towards A Biography. Alexander Johnstone, South Africa In Comparative Context: The Awkward Squad On Parade.
£15.00
#25980 Du Bruyn, J.T. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL. No.27 1992. 350pp softcover. Wraps tanned else VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) November 1992. issn 0258-2473.
Articles on Cape Slavery & Its Legacy: Nigel Worden, Diverging Histories: Slavery And Its Aftermath In The Cape Colony And Mauritius. Greg Cuthbertson, Cape Slave Historiography And the Question Of Intellectual Dependence. Patricia van der Spuy, Slave Women And The Family In Nineteenth-Century Cape Town. Wayne Dooling, Slavery And Amelioration In The Graaff-Reinet District 1823-1830. Mohamed Adhikari, The Sons Of Ham: Slavery And The Making Of Coloured Identity. Articles on German - South African Relations In The Nazi Era: Patrick J. Furlong, Fascism The Third Reich And Afrikaner Nationalism: An Assessment Of The Historiography. Albrecht Hageman, Very Special Relations: The 'Third Reich' And The Union Of South Africa 1933-1939. Christopher Marx, 'Dear Listeners In South Africa': German Propaganda Broadcasts To South Africa 1940-1941. Werner Schellack, The Afrikaner's Nazi Links Revisited. Milton Shain, Anti-Semitism And South African Society: Reappraising The 1930s And 1940s. Article: Kerry Ward, The Road To Mamre: Migration And Community In Countryside And City In The Early Twentieth Century. Reports: Cynthia Kros, New Culture Of Control? Carolyn Hamilton, The Poetics And Politics Of Public History. Leslie Witz & Ciraj Rassool, The Dog The Rabbit And The Reluctant Historians. Leon de Kock, 'People Power & Culture' And The Ethics Of Historical Representation. Ernest Messina, 'n Nuwe Dimensie In Die Suid-Afrikaanse Historiografie.
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#25982 Du Bruyn, J.T. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL. No.28 1993. 454pp softcover. Wraps tanned else VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) May 1983. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Phyllis Lewsen, What History Means To Me. Sara Pienaar, Interview With Phyllis Lewsen. Christopher Saunders, Phyllis Lewsen's Writing: An Appreciation. Terence Ranger, Tales Of The 'Wild West': Gold Diggers And Rustlers In South West Zimbabwe 1898-1940, An Essay In The Use Of Criminal Court Records For Social History. Jeremy Krikler, Social Neurosis And Hysterical Pre-Cognition In South Africa: A Case-Study And Reflections. Dan Wylie, A Dangerous Admiration: E.A. Ritter's 'Shaka Zulu'. Edna Bradlow, Women And Education In Nineteenth Century South Africa: The Attitudes And Experiences Of Middle-Class English-speaking Females At The Cape. S.C. Krige, Should Education Lead Or Follow The Social Order?: The Welsh Report And The Policy Of Segregation 1935-1940. Uma Shashikant Mesthrie, Tinkering And Tampering: A Decade Of The Group Areas Act (1950-1960). Ian Phimister, Unscrambling The Scramble For Southern Africa: The Jameson Raid And The South African War Revisited. Karel Schoeman, Die Londense Sendinggenootskap En Die San: Die Stasies Toornberg En Hephzibah 1814-1818. Report: Donald Worster. Back To Nature In Pietermaritzburg. Review Articles: Christopher Saunders, Putting The History Of White Poverty In South Africa On The Agenda. Tom Lodge, Paper Monuments: Political Biography In The New South Africa. Phil Eidelberg, The Unions And The African National Congress. Eddie Webster, Rethinking Migrant Labour. Bruce Murray, From Aristocratic To Professional Society: Britain 1880-1990. Bibliography: Mary-Lynn Suttie, A Select Bibliography Of South African History: Articles Theses And Papers 1990-1992.
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#25979 Du Bruyn, J.T. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL. No.29 1993. 430pp softcover. Wraps tanned else VG condition.AC South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) November 1993. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Cynthia Kros, 'Tokens Of The Past?'. Leslie Witz, ' 'n Fees Vir Die Oog': Looking In On The 1952 Jan van Riebeeck Tercentenary Festival In Cape Town. Cynthia Kros, Experiencing A Century In A Day? Making More Of Gold Reef City. T.A. Dowson & J.D. Lewis-Williams, Myths, Museums And Southern African Rock Art. Anitra Nettleton, Arts And Africana: Hierarchies Of Material Culture. Elizabeth Delmont, The Voortrekker Monument: Monolith To Myth. Andrew Hall & Ashley Lillie. The National Monuments Council And A Policy For Providing Protection For The Cultural And Environmental Heritage. Janette Deacon, Archaeological Sites As National Monuments In South Africa: A Review Of Sites Declared Since 1936. Karel Schoeman, Die Londense Sendinggenootskap En Die San: Die Stasies Ramah, Konnah, En Philippolis 1816-1828. Tim A. Nuttall, 'Do Not Accept Kaffir Standards': Trade Unions And Strikes Among African Workers In Durban During The Second World War. David Lincoln, Flies In The Sugar Bowl: The Natal Sugar Industry Employees Union In Its Heyday 1940-1954. Bruce K. Murray, The Second World War And Student Politics At The University Of The Witwatersrand. Report: Judith M. Brown, The Significance Of Gandhi Today. Review Articles: Aletta J. Noval, Searching For A Method In The Madness: Apartheid And Influx Control. Simon Dagut, From Liberalism To liberalism: The British Liberal And Labour Parties. Bibliography: Mary-Lynn Suttie, A Select Bibliography Of South African History: Books 1990-1992.
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#25977 Du Bruyn, J.T. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL. No.30 1994. 365pp softcover. Wraps tanned else VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) May 1994. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Christopher Saunders, Leonard Thompson's Historical Writing On South Africa: An Appreciation. Lynn Berat, Interview With Leonard Thompson. John Laband, British Boundary Adjustments And The uSuthu-Manlakazi Conflict In Zululand 1874-1902. Stefan Schirmer, Reactions To The State: The Impact Of Farm Labour Policies In The Mid-Eastern Transvaal 1955-1960. Report: Rob Sieborger, Reconceptualising South African School History Textbooks. Review Articles: Thomas Keegan, The Dynamics Of A South African Kingdom: Nineteenth Century Lesotho Reassessed. Patrick Harries, Histories New And Old.
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#25981 Du Bruyn, J.T. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL. No.31 1994. 420pp softcover. Wraps tanned else VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) November 1994. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Jeff Guy, Making Words Visible: Aspects Of Orality, Literacy, Illiteracy, And History In South Africa. Tshidiso Maloka, Missionary Work And The Sotho In The Gold Mine Compounds 1920-1940. Patrick J. Furlong, Improper Intimacy: Afrikaans Churches, The National Party, And The Anti-Miscegenation Laws. Peter J. Henshaw, Britain And South Africa At The United Nations: 'South West Africa', 'Treatment Of Indians', And 'Race Conflict' 1946-1961. Edna Bradlow, The Anatomy Of An Immigrant Community: Cape Town Jewry From The Turn Of The Century To The Passing Of The Quota Act. Alan Gregor Cobley, Liquor And Leadership: Temperence, Drunkenness, And The African Petty Bourgeoisie In South Africa. John Lambert, Violence And The State In Colonial Natal: Conflict Between And Within Chiefdoms. Deon van Tonder, From Mausoleum To Museum: Revisiting Public History At The Inauguration Of Museum Africa Newtown. Carolyn Hamilton, Against The Museum As Chameleon. Reports: Paul Rich, Is South African Social History Becoming Irrelevant? Aletta J. Norval, The 'Boerewors Curtain' And The 'Metropole': Twenty Years Of South African Studies. Norman Etherington, Fissures In The Post-Apartheid Academy. Review Articles: Christopher Saunders, The History And Historiography Of Namibian Decolonisation. Uma Shashikant Mesthrie, Eastern Roots; A Representation Of The History Of Indian South Africans In Film. Cynthia Kros & Shelley Greybe, Fact Or Opinion? The Fatal Flaw. Ken Smith, Which History For Which Students. Bibliography: Mary-Lynne Suttie, A Select Bibliography Of South African History: Books 1990-1993.
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#25840 Du Bruyn, J.T. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL. No.32 1995. 403pp softcover. Wraps tanned else VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) May 1995. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Arthur Keppel-Jones, History As Experience. Alan H. Jeeves, Interview with Arthur Keppel Jones. & Arthur Keppel-Jones: Scholar, Teacher, Liberal Intellectual. Robert Ross, Paternalism, Patriarchy And Afrikaans. Carli Coetzee, Individual And Collective Notions Of The 'Promised Land': The Private Writings Of Boer Emigrants. Les Switzer & Elizabeth Ceirog Jones, Other Voices: The Ambiguities Of Resistance In South Africa's Resistance Press. Ran Greenstein, Rethinking The Colonial Process: The Role Of Indigenous Capacities In Comparative Historical Enquiry. H.O. Terblanche, Gemeenskapsarmoede En Die Afrikaner In Port Elizabeth 1902-1937: 'n Verkennende Studie. Eric Foner, 'We Must Forget The Past': History In The New South Africa. Deborah James, State's Rights Versus People's Rights. Ciraj Rassool, 'For The Father Of The Children': The Production Of History In Namibia. Bill Nasson, Tot Siens To All That? South Africa's Great War 1899-1902. Paul Rich, Whites Against Apartheid. Ran Greenstein, History, Historiography And The Production Of Knowledge. Christopher Saunders, Racial Segregation, Ethnicity And Exceptionalism: The Case Of Cape Town.
£15.00
#25839 Du Bruyn, J.T. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL. No.33 1995. 373pp softcover. Wraps a bit rubbed. ownership name ffep, else VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) November 1995. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Paul Maylam, Tensions Within The Practice Of History. Russel Viljoen, 'Till Murder Do Us Part': The Story Of Grief And Hendrik Eksteen. Julie Parle, History She Wrote: A Reappraisal of 'Dear Louisa' in the 1990s. Natasha Erlank, 'Thinking It Wrong To Remain Unemployed In The Pressing Times': The Experiences Of Two English Settler Wives. Tim Nuttall & Kathy Luckett, Teaching And Learning History As An Academic Discourse: Showing First-Year University Students How To Read And Write Like Historians. Cynthia Kros, First Things First: An Essay On Teaching First-Year History At The University Of The Witwatersrand. Fred Morton. Land, Cattle And Ethnicity: Creating Linchwe's BaKgatla 1875-1920. Karen L. Harris, Chinese Merchants On The Rand c.1850-1910. Rob Sieborger & Janet Reid, Textbooks And The School History Curriculum. Christopher Merett, Sports Historians Are A Motley Bunch. Andrew Bank, Slavery Without Slaves: Robert Shell's Social History Of Cape Slave Society. Alan H. Jeeves, Identity Culture And Consciousness: Industrial Work And Rural Migration In Southern Africa 1860-1987. Christopher Saunders, The South African Transition: The Sparks Version.
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#25836 Du Bruyn, J.T. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL. No.34 1996. 350pp softcover. VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) May 1996. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Patricia van der Spuy, 'Making Himself Master': Galant's Rebellion Revisited. Keith Tankard, Urban Segregation: William Mvalo's 'Celebrated Stick Case'. Gary Baines, Community Resistance And Collective Violence: The Port Elizabeth Defiance Campaign And The 1952 New Brighton Riots. Nelson Tozivaripi Sambureni, State Labour Control Policies And African Workers Of Durban, South Africa, 1960-1985. Kate Fletcher, 'The Cult Of The Personality': Jan Smuts, Philosophy And Education. W.M. Freund, Economic History In South Africa: An Introductory Overview. Vivian Bickford-Smith, Rob Roy In Rondebosch: Putting The Case For Film And History Studies In South Africa. Howard Phillips, First Lessons In South African History: University Teaching And The Writing Of South African History 1903-c.1930. Gary Minkley & Nicky Rousseau, 'This Narrow Language': People's History And The University: Reflections From The University Of The Western Cape. Premesh Lalu & Carohn Cornell, Staging Historical Argument: History 1 At The University Of The Western Cape. Neil Parsons, Imperial History In The Ukay. Christopher Saunders, MK History. Albert Grundlingh, Probing The Prophet: The Psychology And Politics Of The Siener van Rensburg Phenomenen. Motlatsi Thabane, A Mutual-Benefit Utopia Where Exploitation Was Unknown? Elizabeth Eldredge's Liberal Interpretation Of Social Relations In Nineteenth-Century Lesotho. Tshidiso Maloka, 'White Death' And 'Africa Disease': Silicosis On The Witwatersrand Gold Mines. John Lambert, Unravelling The Past To Explain The Present? Two Studies In Zulu History. Karen L. Harris, Transforming School History Texts.
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#25971 Du Bruyn, J.T. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL. No.36 1997. 437pp softcover. VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) May 1997 . issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Kirsten McKenzie, 'My Own Mind Dying Within Me': Elizabeth Fairbairn And The Reinvention Of Colonial Middle-Class Domesticity In Cape Town. Karel Schoeman, Vroee Geskrifte Deur Suid-Afrikaanse Vroue, 1749-1865. Nicholas Southey, Uncovering Homosexuality In Colonial South Africa: The Case Of Bishop Twells. Patrick J. Furlong, The Bonds Of War: The African National Congress, The Communist Party Of South Africa And The Threat Of 'Fascism'. Phil Eidelbert, South African Apartheid: The Homeland-Township Nexus, 1948-1986. Robert Cook, Awake The Beloved Country: A Comparative Perspective On The Visionary Leadership Of Martin Luther King And Albert Luthuli. Focus: Brokers & agents in Transvaal history. Johannes du Bruyn, Early Transvaal - A Hisoriographical Perspective. Bernhard Mbenga & Fred Morton, The Missionary As Land Broker: Henri Gonin, Saulsport 269 And The Batgatla Of Rustenburg District 1862-1922. Lize Kriel, Christoph Sonntag's Mmalebogo: The Missionary Diary As A Secular Source In The Reconstruction Of Bagananwa History 1892-1895. T.J. Makhura, Mercenaries And Missionaries In The Boer Subjugation Of The Bagananwa In The Northern Transvaal 1894-1895. Barry Morton, The Hunting Trade And The Reconstruction Of Northern Tswana Societies After The Difaqane 1838-1880. J.E.H. Grobler, Jan Viljoen, The South African Republic And The Bakwena 1848-1882.
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#25922 Hamrell, Sven. & Nordberg, Olle. (Eds). DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUE. 1989:2. 'The Right To Inform And Be Informed'. Printed yellow wraps189pp. VG condition. Dag Hammarskjold Foundation. Uppsala 1991. issn 0345-2328
Articles of African interest include: Patrick van Rensburg, Democracy And The Media In Southern Africa. Jo-Anne Collinge, The Privately-Owned Media In South Africa. Elsabe Wessels, The Role Of The Independent Alternative Grassroots Media In South Africa. Gabu Tugwana, The 'New Nation'. David Lush, The Role Of The Media In The Struggle For Liberation, The Case Of 'The Namibian'. Ndimara Tegambwage, Rights And Responsibilities Of The Press In The Frontline States. Seminar On Democracy And The Media In Southern Africa (Chobe Game Lodge, Botswana 1989). Joseph Ki-Zerbo & Ahmadou A. Dicko: A Star In Our Sky. Ahmadou A. Dicko, Diary Of A Defeat. The Bellagio Declaration: Overcoming Hunger In The 1990s.
£12.00
#25975 Lambert, J. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL. No.35 1996. 352pp softcover. VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) November 1996. issn 0258-2473.
Articles (Focus: Khoisan in South African history): Andrew B. Smith, The Kalahari Bushmen Debate: Implications For Archaelogy Of Southern Africa. John Wright, Sonqua, Bosjemans, Bushmen, abaThwa: Comments And Queries On Pre-Modern Identifications. Pieter Jolly, Interaction Between South Eastern San And Southern Nguni And Sotho Communitites c.1400 tp c.1880. David Gordon, From Rituals Of Rapture To Dependence: The Political Economy Of Khoikhoi Narcotic Consumption c.1487-1870. Yvette Abrahams, Disempowerment To Consent: Sara Bartman And Khoisan Slavery In The Nineteenth Century Cape Colony And Britain. Zine Magubane, Labour Laws And Stereotypes: Images Of The Khoikhoi In The Cape In The Age Of Abolition. Reports: Colette Pietersen, Miscast: Negotiating Khoisan History And Material Culture. Russel Viljoen, Khoisan Heritage And Identity. Carolyn Hamilton, The Future Of The Past: New Trajectories. Linda Walman, The Past: Who Owns It And What Should We Do About It?
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#25974 Lambert, J. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL. No.39 1998. 343pp softcover. VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) November 1998. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: Randolph Vigne, South Africa's First Published Work Of Literature And Its Author Pierre Simond. Andrew Bank, The Return Of The Noble Savage: The Changing Image Of Africans In Cape Colonial Art 1800-1850. Scott Bredin, Navigating The Topographical Drawing: The South African Journal Of J.S. Dobie. Lindy Stiebel, A Map To Treasure: The Literary Significance Of Thomas Baines 'Map Of The Goldfields Of South Eastern Africa' (1873). Anna Tietze, Classical Casts And Colonial Galleries: The Life And Afterlife Of The 1908 Beit Gift To The National Gallery Of Cape Town. Liese van der Watt, The Comradely Ideal And The Volksmoeder Ideal: Uncovering Gender Ideology In The Voortrekker Tapestry. Michael Godby, Dismantling The Symbolic Structure Of Afrikaner Nationalism: Geideon Mendel's 'Beloofde Land' Photographs 1989. Sandra Klopper, 'I Respect Custom But I Am Not A Tribalist': The ANC-CONTRALESA Alliance And 'Designer Tradition' In 1990s South Africa. Mary-Lynn Suttie, Rethinking The South African War, 1899-1902: The Anatomy Of A Conference. Alan Jeeves, New Perspectives In South African War Studies: A Report On The Unisa Conference August 1998.
£15.00
#25973 Lambert, J. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL JOURNAL. No.46 2002. 342pp softcover. VG condition. South African Historical Society. University of South Africa (UNISA) May 2002. issn 0258-2473.
Articles: John Edwin Mason, 'A Faith For Ourselves': Slavery, Sufism, And Conversion To Islam At The Cape. Lize Kriel, Colin Rae's 'Malaboch': The Power Of The Book In The (Mis)representation Of Kgalusi Sekete Mmaleboho. Edna Bradlow, The British Association's South African Meeting 1905: The Flight To The Colonies And Some Post Anglo-Boer War Problems. Deon Visser, British Influence On Military Training And Education In South Africa: The Case Of The South African Military Academy And Its Predecessors. John Lambert, Captain Henry Birch-Reynardson, Official Secretary To The Governor-General Of South Africa 1927-1933: A British Official In An 'Independent' Dominion. Noel Garson & Pieter Geyl, The Diets Idea And Afrikaner Nationalism. Michael Cardo, 'Fighting A Worse Imperialism': White South African Loyalism And The Army Education Services (AES) During The Second World War. Japie Brits, Despatching Apartheid: American Diplomats In South Africa 1948-1953. Rendani Moses Ralinala, Countering Municipal Monopoly In Mamelodi: An economic Struggle 1953-1961. Bruce K. Murray, The Sports Boycott And Cricket: The Cancellation Of The 1970 South African Tour Of England.
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#25983 Twyman, Lucille. KLEIO. Journal Of The Department Of History, University Of South Africa. No.27 1995 243pp softcover. Wraps tanned else VG condition. UNISA. Pretoria 1995.
Articles: F.A. van Jaarsveld, Die Historiese Methode. Russel S, Viljoen, Disease And Society: VOC Cape Town, Its People And The Smallpox Epidemics Of 1713, 1755, & 1767. Risimati Sam Khandlhela, The Trappists In South Africa: A Short Overview. A.E, Cubbin, On The Trail Of John Ross. John Lambert, The Attitude Of the Kholwa Petty Bourgeouis Elite To The Franchise: An Authority In Late-Colonial Natal. S.F. Malan, The Orange Free State And The Race For The Rand A Century Ago: The Story Of The Cape-Bloemfontein-Johannesburg Railway Line. G.G.J. Oosthuizen, Onderdrukking Van Die Rehoboth-Baster-Verset In Suidwes Afrika (Namibie) April 1925. Z.K. Matthews And The Formation Of The ANC Youth League At The University College Of Fort Hare. F.A. Mouton, 'A Cusser When Crossed': The Turbulent Career Of William Ballinger. F.D. Tothill, White Man's Country: An Aspect Of Mid-Twentieth Century Australia. Nelson T. Sambureni, 'We Are Not Children. We Are Asking For The Managers To Listen To Our Problems': Some Aspects Of The 1973 Durban Strikes.
£15.00
#25984 Twyman, Lucille. KLEIO. Journal Of The Department Of History, University Of South Africa. No.29 1997 218pp softcover. Wraps tanned else VG condition. UNISA. Pretoria 1997.
Articles: Wayne Dooling. Cape Settler Society At The Time Of Slave Emancipation. Don Diespecker, Problems With A Historical Document - Cd 623 And The History Of The Selati Railway. John Lambert, 'Of Great Value To His Generation': The Life Of Frederick Rowland OBE 1871-1937. Muchaparara Musemwa, The Quest For Direct Municipal Representation In A South African Township: The Case Of Langa, Cape Town 1927-1948. T.R.H. White, Student Disturbances At Fort Hare In 1955. David Tothill, Australia South Africa And The United Nations 1945-1961. Michael Makin, South Africa's Departure From The Commonwealth In 1961: Postmortems And Consequences. F.A, Mouton, Alan Paton's Legacy And Liberalism In The New South Africa.
£15.00
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POLITICAL & SOCIAL

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#25961 Hepple, Bob. YOUNG MAN WITH A RED TIE. A Memoir Of Mandela And The Failed Revolution 1960-1963. 199pp illustrated large format paperback. A Fine unread copy. Jacana 2013 1st edition. isbn 9781431407842
By November 1963 the South African police has captured almost all the underground leaders of the struggle against apartheid, including Nelson Mandela, and put them on trial on charges that carry the death penalty. Bob Hepple, a 29-year-old lawyer, had acted as Mandela's legal adviser with whom he was arrested on 11 July 1963 at Liliesleaf Farm, Rivonia, and detained without trial. Bob Hepple throws fresh light on the character of Mandela and other leaders and on the controversies surrounding the emergence of the South African Communist Party and its `secret' resolution in December 1960 to begin the armed freedom struggle. There is a first-hand account of the Rivonia raid in 1963. These experiences led him - described by a pro-government newspaper as `a young man with a red tie' - to play a role as a student activist against racial segregation in the universities, as adviser and assistant to the virtually illegal multi-racial trade unions, and to defending political victims.
£15.00
#25960 Swan, Maureen. GANDHI. The South African Experience. 310pp softcover. No inscription. ff tanned. VG condition. Ravan Press 1985 1st edition. isbn 0869752324
Challenges the orthodox account of Gandhi as the 'leader' who proceeded to organise, unite, and lead a hitherto demoralised and apolitical Indian community. Demythologizes Gandhi who emerges as a real and complex political figure with this new perspective bringing forward the role of other participants in shaping a political movement which was to outlive his departure.
£26.00
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ZIMBABWE ZAMBIA & MALAWI (THE RHODESIAS, NYASALAND, THE FEDERATION)

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#24729 British South Africa Company. THE '96 REBELLIONS. (The British South Africa Company Reports On The Native Disturbances In Rhodesia, 1896-97). Purple cloth boards. 160pp illustrated b/w maps, photos, tables, etc. 4to. No inscription. 4 square corners. eps tanned else a VG copy in Good dustwrapper (worn, repaired, no loss). Books of Rhodesia. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Silver Series Volume Two (2). Bulawayo 1975. Facsimile Reproduction Of The 1898 Reports With New Foreword And Illustrations. isbn 0869201220
Originally Published As "The British South Africa Company Reports On The Native Disturbances In Rhodesia, 1896-97". This was printed for the information of shareholders, by order of the Board of Directors. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Silver Series Volume Two. This is one odd-sized volume in the series which is otherwise an 8vo all-same-size reprint series.
£30.00
#25947 Morris, Anne. AFRICA'S DUST IN MY HAIR. True Stories Of Life In The Bush In Northern Rhodesia / Zambia. 286pp illustrated softcover 8vo. A Fine copy. Old Africa Publications. 2016 1st edition. isbn 9780620714853
Warm authorial inscription to title page. Paints a colourful and often hilarious picture of life in the bush in the '60s & '70s.
£30.00
#25926 Wright, Allen. VALLEY OF THE IRONWOODS. A Personal Record ... Printed boards, 397pp, illustrated photos, maps to eps, large 8vo. Gift inscription to half-title page. soft at spine ends, minor tanning here and there, four square corners, hence overall G-VG. a sound clean copy. T.V. Bulpin. Cape Town, 1972. isbn 094995604X
"... Of Ten Years Served As District Commissioner In Rhodesia's Largest Administrative Area, Nuanetsi, In The South-Eastern Lowveld".
£40.00
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RHODESIANA REPRINT LIBRARY (GOLD SERIES, a set)

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#26016 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. Bookplate to front pastedown. slight offset to eps else VG+ condition in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed especially to spine and rear, no loss or tears). excellent maps with no tears. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty (20). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Facsimile of the 1898 Methuen edition. 1st edition thus.
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 Britain 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#25997 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 in rear pocket. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. boards spotted especially rear hence VG- condition in VG- dustwrapper (spine faded, rubbed, worn at top of spine with minor tear, no loss or major tears). excellent map. 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26001 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. Bookplate to front pastedown. offset to eps. bumped to top of boards. VG+ condition in VG- dustwrapper (rubbed, worn at spine ends, no chips, loss, or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Five (5). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Facsimile of the 1896 Longmans 3rd 'New Edition'. 1st edition thus.
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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26004 Blennerhassett, Rose. & Sleeman, Lucy. ADVENTURES IN MASHONALAND. By Two Hospital Nurses. Gilt on green cloth boards. 340pp illustrated plates. Bookplate to front pastedown. slight offset to eps else VG+ condition in G++ dustwrapper (spine well rubbed, worn at top of spine, one 30mm closed tear lower rear edge). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Eight (8). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Facsimile of the Macmillan 1893 Edition with additions and illustrations. 1st edition thus. 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26008 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. Bookplate to front pastedown. bump at top front corner excellent clean maps with no tears. else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine faded, rubbed, worn at spine end, no chips tears, or loss). 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 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26003 Churchill, Randolph S. MEN, MINES & ANIMALS IN SOUTH AFRICA. Gilt device on chocolate dec tan cloth boards. 339pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout map at rear. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. slight offset to eps else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, worn at top of spine, no loss or tears). excellent map with no tears. 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26022 Clark, Percy M. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN OLD DRIFTER. The Life Story of Percy M. Clark Of Victoria Falls. Gilt title on green cloth boards. 271pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, worn at top 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. 1st edition thus.
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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26031 Decle, Lionel. THREE YEARS IN SAVAGE AFRICA. Gilt title on tan cloth boards. 593pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. slight offset to eps else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine rubbed, worn at top of spine, no loss or tears). excellent map with no tears. 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. 1st edition thus. 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26032 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. Bookplate to front pastedown. very slight offset to ffep else VG+ condition in G+ dustwrapper (rubbed - especially front affecting title, worn at top of spine, no loss or tears). 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. 1st edition thus. 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26030 Fairbridge, Kingsley. KINGSLEY FAIRBRIDGE. His Life And Verse. In Two Parts. Blue cloth boards. 246pp + 118pp illustrated frontis, plates, map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, worn at head & tail of spine, minor tear at top edge, no loss or major tears). 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'. 1st edition thus. 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. As well as his Autobiography and Veld Verse this draws from his wife's book Pinjarra, The Building Of A Farm School. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #26033.
£850.00
#26025 Finaughty, William. THE RECOLLECTIONS OF WILLIAM FINAUGHTY, ELEPHANT HUNTER 1864-1875. Gilt title on tan cloth boards. 244pp illustrated frontis, plates, map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. very slight offset to eps else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, worn around top 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 a new Foreword and Notes by Edward C. Tabler. 1st edition thus.
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 installment 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26005 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. Bookplate to front pastedown. slight offset to eps, bottom front corner bumped. else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, worn at top of spine, no loss or tears). excellent map with no tears. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Nine (9). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Facsimile of the 1893 Vickers / Juta edition. 1st edition thus.
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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26002 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. Bookplate to front pastedown. offset to eps, spine fading, else VG condition in VG- dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, quite worn at top of spine, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Six (6). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Reprint of the 1932 Philpott & Collins edition with additions. 1st edition thus.
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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26019 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. Bookplate to front pastedown. Bump to front foredge & lower corner hence VG condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed especially to spine,quite worn & chipped at top of spine, no loss or tears). excellent map with no tears. 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. 1st edition thus.
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. The new Foreword surveys 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26011 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 bookplate. bumped at head of spine hence VG condition in VG- dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, quite worn at top of spine, no loss or tears). excellent map with no tears. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Fifteen (15). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Facsimile of the 1935 H.F. & G. Witherby First edition. 1st edition thus.
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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26026 Hole, Hugh Marshall. THE JAMESON RAID. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 306pp illustrated frontis, plates, fold-out map. 8vo. Bookplate to f.pastedown. very slight offset to eps else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, worn around top of spine, no loss or tears). excellent map with no 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. 1st edition thus.
Hugh Marshall Hole was Jameson's private secretary for 3 momentous years and his book is an insightful contemporary account of the Jameson Raid. Includes definitive list of participants taking part in the raid. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes #26033.
£850.00
#25999 Hyatt, Stanley Portal. THE OLD TRANSPORT ROAD. Printed blue cloth boards. 302pp illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. slight offset to eps else VG condition in VG- dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, worn at top & bottom of spine, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Three (3). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Facsimile of the 1914 Andrew Melrose 1st edition, with new Foreword. 1st edition thus. isbn 0869200046
Author tells his story 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26020 Johnson, Lieut-Colonel. Frank. GREAT DAYS. The Autobiography Of An Empire Pioneer. Black title on mustard cloth boards. 366pp illustrated frontis, plates, maps. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, minor wear, no loss or tears). 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. 1st edition thus.
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 £87,500. This he did on 12th September 1990 making a profit of £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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26015 Jollie, Ethel Tawse. THE REAL RHODESIA. Gilt title on navy blue cloth boards. 304pp illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. offset to eps else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, worn at top of spine, no loss or tears, some marks to rear). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Nineteen (19). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Facsimile of the 1924 Hutchinson edition. new Publisher's Introduction. 1st edition thus.
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 including 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26009 Knight-Bruce, G.W.H. MEMORIES OF MASHONALAND. Gilt title on black cloth boards. 242pp. illustrated frontis, foldout map, adverts. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG- dustwrapper (rubbed - especially to front, worn at top of spine, no loss or tears). excellent map with no tears. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirteen (13). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Facsimile of the 1895 Edward Arnold edition. new Publisher's Introduction. 1st edition thus.
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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26028 Leonard, Arthur Glyn. HOW WE MADE RHODESIA. Gilt title and device on dark green cloth boards. 364pp illustrated plates. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, worn at top of spine, no loss or tears). 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. 1st edition thus. 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26007 MacDonald, Sheila. SALLY IN RHODESIA. Gilt title on tan cloth boards. 207pp illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. slight offset to eps, some leaves folded, hence VG condition in G-VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, heavily worn & chipped at top of spine, no major loss or tears). 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. 1st edition thus.
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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26012 McDonald, J.G. RHODES, A LIFE. Gilt title on maroon cloth boards. 403pp. illustrated frontis, plates, reproductions of letters, 2 coloured maps. 8vo. No bookplate. VG+ condition in G-VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, quite worn & chipped at top of spine, no major loss or tears). excellent map with no tears. 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. 1st edition thus.
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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26024 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. Bookplate to front pastedown. very slight offset to eps else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, worn at top of spine, no loss or tears). excellent map with no 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. 1st edition thus.
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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26000 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 bookplate. offset to eps else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine faded, rubbed, worn at spine ends, no loss or tears). 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26014 Rorke, Melina. MELINA RORKE. Her 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. Bookplate to front pastedown. offset to eps else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed - especially to spine, worn at top 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. 1st edition thus.
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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26023 Sauer, Hans EX AFRICA ... Gilt on red cloth boards. 355pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, minor wear, no chips, loss or tears). excellent map with no tears. 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#25998 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, foldout map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. minor bumps to top corners else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, worn at top of spine, no loss or tears). excellent map with no tears. 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26010 Selous, Frederick Courteney. A HUNTER'S WANDERINGS IN AFRICA. A Narrative Of Nine Years Spent Amongst The Game Of The Far Interior Of South Africa ... Gilt decoration and title on green cloth boards. 455pp illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG- dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, worn at top of spine, no loss or tears). excellent map with no tears. 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
"... 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26021 Selous, Frederick Courteney. TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE IN SOUTH-EAST AFRICA. Being The Narrative … Gilt dec. tan cloth boards. 503pp illustrated frontis, plates, folding map. Bookplate to front pastedown. slight wear at spine ends else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine rubbed & worn, no loss or tears). excellent map with no tears. 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. 1st edition thus.
"… 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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26017 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. Bookplate to front pastedown. slight offset to eps else VG+ condition in VG- dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed - especially front, worn at top of spine, 20mm closed tear lower rear but no loss). excellent maps with no tears. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-One (21). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1897 Constable edition. new Publisher's Introduction. 1st edition thus.
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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26006 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. Bookplate to front pastedown. slight offset to eps else VG+ condition in VG- dustwrapper (rubbed - especially on spine, worn at top of spine, no loss or tears). excellent map with no tears. 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 LMS (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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26027 Varian, H.F. SOME AFRICAN MILESTONES. Gilt title on red cloth boards. 296pp. illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, worn at top of spine, no 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. 1st edition thus.
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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26033 Various. RHODESIANA REPRINT LIBRARY. Gold Series. Volumes 1 to 36 inclusive. A full set of 36 volumes, all 8vo. many with very attractive decoration on the front board. Bookplate to front pastedown of most volumes. top edges dusty else mostly VG or better condition in VG or near so dustwrappers. See individual listing of each title for a detailed description. A nicer than average set. Rhodesiana Reprint Library. (Gold Series) Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1968 to 1974. Every volume in this set is the 1st edition of the Gold Series, no reprints.
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. This set weighs around 25kg nett and we will quote for post & packing as required.
£850.00
#26018 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. Bookplate to front pastedown. bumped at spine ends else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, bumped at spine ends but no loss or tears). 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. 1st edition thus.
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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26013 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 maps, errata slip. 8vo. No bookplate. slight offset to eps else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, marked on rear, no loss or tears). excellent maps with no tears. 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. 1st edition thus.
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. see #26033.
£850.00
#26029 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. Bookplate to front pastedown. very slight offset to eps else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, worn at top of spine, 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. 1st edition thus. 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. see #26033.
£850.00
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#26048 Baker, Herbert. & Stead, W.T. CECIL RHODES. The Man And His Dream. Argent title on bright red cloth boards. 182pp + 198pp. illustrated b/w photographs. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in G+ dustwrapper (rubbed, worn, damp-stain to lower spine, triangular area torn & folded to rear, no loss). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1977. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Fourteen (14). Facsimile edition of the original 1934 Oxford University Press & the 1902 Review of Reviews editions with new Foreword and illustrations isbn 0869201468
A newly arranged and titled two-part work comprising 'Cecil Rhodes' by his Architect, Herbert Baker and 'The Last Will And Testament Of Cecil John Rhodes', with additional chapters by W.T. Stead. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26041 Bethell, Alfred J. NOTES ON SOUTH AFRICAN HUNTING And Notes On A Ride To The Victoria Falls Of The Zambesi. Argent title on green cloth boards. 94pp illustrated plates, foldout map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG- dustwrapper (rubbed, rear soiled, no tears or loss). excellent map. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1976. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Seven (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. One chapter deals with the early days of Kimberley but the major part of the book is concerned however with his ride to the Victoria Falls. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26036 British South Africa Company. THE '96 REBELLIONS. (The British South Africa Company Reports On The Native Disturbances In Rhodesia, 1896-97). Argent title to purple cloth boards. 160pp illustrated b/w maps, photos, tables, etc. 4to. This is one odd-sized volume in the Silver Series which are otherwise 8vo all-same-size reprints. Bookplate to front pastedown else VG+ on G+ dustwrapper (rubbed, worn along top edges and spine, no loss). Books of Rhodesia. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Two (2). Bulawayo 1975. Facsimile of the original 1898 edition With New Foreword And Illustrations. 1st edition thus. isbn 0869201220
"Printed For The Information Of Shareholders By Order Of The Board Of Directors". Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26038 Burnham, Major Frederick Russell. (Ed. Mary Nixon Everett). SCOUTING ON TWO CONTINENTS. Argent title on brown cloth boards. 370pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed along edges, no loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1975. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Four (4). Facsimile of the Doubleday Page 1927 edition with new Foreword and index. isbn 0869201263
Most of the book is devoted to his experiences as a scout in the Matabele War of 1893 and the Matabele Rebellion of 1896 as well as during the Boer War. Regarded as exaggerated and self-promoting, his writings are racy and were well received at the time. Includes chapters on his Boer War experiences at Paardeberg, Modder River, Pietersburg, Brakpan, and Sanna's Post where he was taken prisoner (and subsequently escaped). Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26035 Cooper-Chadwick, J. THREE YEARS WITH LOBENGULA And Experiences In South Africa. Argent title on decorated olive green cloth boards. 160pp + adverts. illustrated plates, fold-out map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, no major loss or tears). excellent map no tears. Rhodesiana Reprint Library. (Silver Series) Volume One (1). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1975. Facsimile of the 1894 Cassell edition with new Foreword & Illustrations. 1st edition thus. isbn 0869201190
Fleeing dreary low-paid work as a clerk in London, Cooper-Chadwick came to South Africa as a volunteer with the 1884 Warren Expedition sent agains the Boers of Stellaland & Goshen. The smaller first section covers the years 1884-1888 which the author spent in various pursuits, commercial and military, in South Africa. Initially he was admitted to Methuen's Horse, and then later joined Carrington's Bechuanaland Border Policemen. Turning to the commercial world to better make his fortune. He became in turn prospector, miner, building speculator, and surveyor Completely unsuccessful in all his ventures, he had no trade or profession, he and two partners managed to persuade a group of Johannesburg citizens to finance a concession-seeking expedition to Bulawayo but this did not provide any greater success. The greater part of the work deals with his years in Matabeleland. He describes their customs and the character of the King, their feasts and ceremonies, and the competitive manoeverings of the rival white supplicants. His gives one of the best accounts of the tensions at Bulawayo and Umvutchwas in the winter of 1890 when at that stage the Pioneer Column entered Mashonaland. He ended his African sojourn tragically and conclusively when he lost both hands in a shooting accident. He returned to Ireland and wrote this book with a pen tied to his right arm. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26051 Darter, Adrian. "One Of Them". (Foreword by Robert Carey). THE PIONEERS OF MASHONALAND. (Men Who Made Rhodesia). Argent title on maroon cloth boards. 213pp illustrated b/w plates, map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, minor wear around spine ends, no loss). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1977. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series). Vol.17. Facsimile of the 1914 Simpkin Marshall edition with new illustrations, Foreword, Nominal Roll, route map and list of corrections to the original edition. isbn 0869201611
Includes 26 photographs by Ellerton Fry. Author joined the Pioneers in 1890 and was one of the few to write an account of his personal experiences. In every line the thrill of adventure and the joy of companionship shine through in his youthful account. Darter wrote this however to persuade the British Government that the British South Africa Company's Charter should be brought to an end as he believed that the Company had forfeited its rights when it used force to invade Matableland in 1893. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26058 Depelchin, H & Croonenberghs, C. (Trs. S.J). (Tr. Moira Lloyd. Ed. R.S. Roberts). JOURNEY TO GUBULUWAYO. Letters Of Frs. H. Depelchin And C. Croonenberghs, S.J. 1879, 1880, 1881. Argent title on chocolate cloth boards. 375pp illustrated, 1 fold-out map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (minor wear only, spine just fading, no chips, loss, or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1979. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Twenty-Four (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", Volume 1 only, as originally published in Brussels 1882 by Imprimerie Polleunis, Ceuterick et Lefebure. With additional map & illustrations. 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 Tati and then onto Gubuluwayo. A valuable account of Matabele history, customs, ceremonies, and of Lobengula himself. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26056 Di Perna, Anthony P. A RIGHT TO BE PROUD. The Struggle For Self-Government And The Roots Of White Nationalism In Rhodesia 1890-1922. Argent title on green cloth boards. 245pp illustrated. 8vo. No bookplate. minor offset to eps VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (light wear, minor damp storage marks on spine). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1978. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Twenty-Two (22). Reprinted of the thesis published in 1973, together with a new Postscript and Conclusion; also a Supplemental Bibliography and illustrations. isbn 086920176X
Originally published as a Ph.D thesis at St. John's University, New York. The new Postscript and a Conclusion review Rhodesia's growth since 1922, particularly the 13 years since UDI. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26057 Donovan, C.H.W. (Captain). WITH WILSON IN MATABELELAND. Or Sport And War In Zambesia. Argent title on maroon cloth boards. 335pp illustrated, 1 fold-out map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine a little tanned and showing damp storage marks, no chips, tears, or loss). excellent map with no tears. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1979. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Twenty-Three (23). Facsimile of the 1894 Henry & Co edition with a new frontis, Foreword, Appendix and Index. isbn 0869201816
Author was attracted by the wildlife and hunting opportunities in Africa, Part One of the book records his days of duck-shooting, big-game hunting, and tiger-fishing in the Northern Transvaal. Moving onwards to Fort Victoria he became involved in the events of 1893 - the mustering of the Victoria Column, the junction with the Salisbury Column, the battles of Shangani and Bembesi and the occupation of Lobengula's Bulawayo. His comments on the first military engagements and the effect of modern arms are of note. The appendix is based upon numerous annotations made in an original edition by Jack Carruthers who was also involved int the operations described. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26049 Du Toit, S.J. RHODESIA PAST AND PRESENT. Argent title and device on maroon boards. 218pp illustrated plates. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, light wear at spine ends, no chips, tears, or loss). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1977. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Fifteen (15). Facsimile of the 1897 Heinemann edition with new Foreword & index. isbn 0869201530
"Founder Of The Afrikander Bond, Representative Of The Transvaal To London Convention, 1883-84". Originally published as "Sambesia, Of Salomo's Goudmijnen Bezocht In 1895". Interesting descriptions of life in early Rhodesia with his comment upon travel, agricultural opportunities, flora & fauna, the early settlers - especially the Afrikaners, mining prospects, the first urban settlements, African tribal life, and Rhodes new telegraph and railway. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26046 Gale, W.D. ONE MAN'S VISION. The Story Of Rhodesia. Argent title & dec. royal blue cloth boards. 288pp illustrated plates 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine faded, no chips, tears, or loss). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1976. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Twelve (12). Facsimile edition of the original 1935 Hutchinson edition with new Preface and illustrations. isbn 0869201425
A profile of the events and personalities of the first six years of Rhodesia's history. From Occupation to Rebellion this describes the march of the Pioneer Column, the Matabele War of 1893 and the Matabele & Mashona rebellions of 1896-1897. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26043 Green, Elsa Goodwin. RAIDERS AND REBELS IN SOUTH AFRICA. Argent title & dec. brown cloth boards. 208pp illustrated plates. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed, worn at spine ends, no chips, tears, or loss). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1976. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Nine (9). Facsimile edition of the 1898 George Newnes edition with new Foreword and index. isbn 0869201360
As a trained nurse the author was responsible for those of the Jameson Raid (1894) that ended up in the Krugersdorp hospital. She later served in a similar role at both Umtali & Salisbury during the Mashona uprising of 1896. Both times she answered a call for volunteer help and travelled from Cape Town to which she later returned. She graphically describes the major campaigns, the defeat and death of Makoni, the episode of the Mazoe Patrol, and actions in the Hartley district. As an artist, she made her own sketches which illustrate this book. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26042 Hole, Hugh Marshall. OLD RHODESIAN DAYS. Argent title on green-brown cloth boards. 136pp illustrated plates, fold-out map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in G-VG dustwrapper (spine faded, rubbed, no loss or tears). excellent map with no tears. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1976. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Eight (8). Facsimile edition of the 1928 Macmillan edition with new Foreword and frontis. isbn 0869201344
Author is better known for his books 'The Making Of Rhodesia' and 'The Jameson Raid'. This one is more concerned with the life of ordinary men and women during the Pioneer days and was written some 20 years after that period. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26054 Hole, Hugh Marshall. THE PASSING OF THE BLACK KINGS. Argent on olive green cloth boards. 322pp illustrated plates. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ in VG- dustwrapper (rubbed & chipped edges especially around spine, no tears or loss). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1978. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Twenty (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 discussed and analysed. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26037 Knight, E.F. RHODESIA OF TO-DAY. A Description Of The Present Condition And The Prospects Of Mashonaland And Matabeleland. Argent title to green cloth boards. 151pp illustrated b/w plates, maps, advertisement pages at rear. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (rubbed especially to rear, worn to head of spine, no loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1975. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Three (3). Facsimile of the Longmans Green 1895 edition with new Foreword and illustrations. 1st edition thus. isbn 0869201239
Knight was a well-established journalist of his day and the correspondent for The Times for many years. He visited Rhodesia in 1894 and his assessment of the country was given in a series of articles in The Times dealing with labour, climate, agriculture, emigration, the British South Africa Company, mining, land, the Chartered Company's goldfields, communications and administration. These later appeared in book form. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26044 MacDonald, J.F. THE WAR HISTORY OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA 1939-45. Volume 1. Argent title & dec. navy blue cloth boards. 354pp illustrated colour plates, 3 foldout maps. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed, worn to spine ends, minor closed tears lower spine). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1976. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Ten (10). Facsimile edition of the original 1947 edition with new Foreword. isbn 0869201387
This is a reprint of the official World War Two war history as published by the Government of Southern Rhodesia. This volume covers events from June 1939 to September 1942. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26045 MacDonald, J.F. THE WAR HISTORY OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA 1939-45. Volume 2. Argent title & dec. navy blue cloth boards. 319pp illustrated colour plates, 2 foldout maps. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG- dustwrapper (rubbed, worn to spine ends, one minor closed tear upper spine). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1976. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Silver Series Volume Eleven (11). Facsimile edition of the original 1950 edition. isbn 0869201409
This is a reprint of the official World War Two war history of the Government of Southern Rhodesia. This volume covers events from September 1942 to August 1945. Roll of Honour. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes #26059.
£550.00
#26052 Mathers, E.P. ZAMBESIA. England's El Dorado In Africa. Argent title on bright red cloth boards front decorated gilt and black. 480pp illustrated, 2 fold-out maps. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown, minor offset to eps else VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (worn along top edge especially head of spine, no chips, tears, or loss). excellent maps with no tears. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1977. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Eighteen (18). Facsimile of the 1891 King, Sell & Railton / Juta edition with a new Foreword. isbn 0869201638
"Being A Description Of Matabeleland, And The Less-Known Adjacent Territories, And An Account Of The Gold Fields Of British South Africa." 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, a mine of information on matters minor & major. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26040 Olivier, S.P. MANY TREKS MADE RHODESIA. Argent title on green cloth boards. 170pp illustrated plates. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1975. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Silver Series Volume Six (6). Facsimile of the 1957 Howard Timmins English edition with new Foreword, index, illustrations. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes #26059. isbn 0869201311
Originally published as "Die Pioniertrekke na Gazaland" in 1943, this deals with the various Gazaland 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. Many useful appendices. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes #26059.
£550.00
#26050 Peters, Carl. (Dr). THE ELDORADO OF THE ANCIENTS. Argent title & device on royal blue cloth boards. 447pp illustrated plates, 2 fold-out maps. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in G- dustwrapper a (a clean cut runs across 70% of the front, also generally rubbed & worn particularly around the spine, no tears or loss). excellent maps with no tears. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1977. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series). Volume Sixteen (16). Facsimile of the 1902 Arthur edition with new Foreword. isbn 0869201581
The author's writings follow on chronologically from those of Bent, Hall, Neal, & Wilmot, but precede those of McIver. He theorises on the exotic origins of Zimbabwe and seeks to prove that the Ophir of the time of King Solomon was the country beneath the lower Zambesi and the Limpopo rivers. It also seeks to identify the Kingdom of Macombe with that of Monomotapa and to show the Egyptian 'Punt' expeditions were to this part of the country. The narrative covers explorations from 1896 to 1902. The Foreword clarifies his approach where he used Darwin's 'survival of the fittest' to justify the imperial process of colonisation and where he offers a perspective on the differences of approach to colonisation by the Rhodesians, Portuguese, and Germans. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26053 Posselt, F.W.T. FACT AND FICTION. A Short Account Of The Natives Of Southern Rhodesia. Argent title on ochre cloth boards. 210pp illustrated plates. 8vo. No bookplate. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (minor wear to head & tail of spine, no chips, tears, or loss). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1978. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Nineteen (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. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26039 Richards, Hylda M. NEXT YEAR WILL BE BETTER. And The Verse Of 'T'. Argent title on terracotta cloth boards, 230pp illustrated plates. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed, worn, minor closed tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1975. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Five (5). Facsimile of the Hodder & Stoughton / Howard Timmins 1952 edition with new Foreword, a Revised Epilogue from the 1966 edition, and a selection of the verse of 'T' originally published between 1931 & 1949. New illustrations and index. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes #26059. isbn 086920128X
A simply written narrative of country life, as known by the average farmer in Rhodesia during the 1930s and 1940s. Author also published verse under the pseudonym 'T' which regularly appeared in the Rhodesia Herald in the 1930s & 1940s. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26055 Rolin, Henri. (Tr. Deborah Kirkwood), ROLIN'S RHODESIA. (Les Lois Et L'Administration De La Rhodeisie). Argent title on chocolate brown cloth boards. 304pp illustrated, 5 foldout maps 8vo. No bookplate. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading is only defect). excellent maps with no tears Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1978. Rhodesiana Reprint Library Silver Series Volume Twenty-One (21). Newly set English translation with new introductory material and illustrations. isbn 0869201700
Originally published in 1913. Rolin visited the Rhodesias during 1911-1912. This text on the BSA Company's administration of the period was intended as a guide for students of Colonial government, notable the Belgian Congo. Rollin was most interested in the phenomenon of colonisation through the agency of a commercial organisation. He defines the areas of responsibility of the Imperial government, the Chartered Company, and the settlers. The study is in three parts: the political and legal organisation; native policy; and legislation relating mainly to the whites, in particular the laws governing land ownership and mining rights. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26047 Thompson, Matabele. (Ed. Nancy Rouillard). MATABELE THOMPSON. An Autobiography. Stone cloth boards. 293pp illustrated plates, fold-out map at rear. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (a little rubbed on spine edges, no chips, tears, or loss). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1977. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Thirteen (13). Facsimile edition of the original 1936 Faber edition with new Foreword. isbn 0869201441
This gives a detailed account of his 29 days of negotiation with Lobengula which led to the Rudd Concession in 1888. This was the basis of the British South Africa Company's Royal Charter and the founding of Rhodesia in 1890. He remained at the Royal Kraal for over a year and conveys a vivid impression of life among the Matabele. There is a chapter on Rhodes, and also important testimony on the Jameson Raid. He recounts his earlier experiences during the 1878 Gcaleka Rebellion. He was also involved with early diamond mining in Kimberley. Sold as part of a full set of 24 volumes. see #26059.
£550.00
#26059 Various. RHODESIANA REPRINT LIBRARY. Silver Series. Volumes 1 to 24 inclusive. A full set of 24 volumes, all 8vo. many with very attractive decoration on the front board. Bookplate to front pastedown of most volumes. top edges dusty else mostly VG+ condition in VG or near so dustwrappers. See individual listing of each title for a detailed description. A nicer than average set. Rhodesiana Reprint Library. (Silver Series) Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1975 to 1979. Every volume in this set is the 1st edition of the Silver Series, no reprints.
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. This set weighs around 15kg nett and we will quote for post & packing as required.
£550.00
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SECOND BOER WAR (TRANSVAAL WAR)

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#25948 Meiring, Jane. (Eds. Elizabeth te Groen & Dan Woodward). AGAINST THE TIDE. Women In War, A Record Of 19th Century Boer Women, Defiant Unto Death, Fighting For Their Country's Independence And Nationhood In South Africa In The Second Anglo Boer War. 271pp illustrated paperback 8vo. A Fine unread copy. Universe. New York 2009. isbn 9781440158551
Derived from diaries and letters written during incarceration in the British concentration camps. The intended plan was to house those removed from their farms following Kitchener's 'scorched earth' policy and thus hasten the end of the war. In fact such was the resentment at this policy that it likely had the opposite effect and prolonged the fighting.
£15.00
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MILITARY (REGIMENTAL HISTORIES, MILITARIA, OTHER WARS IN AFRICA)

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#26034 Coetzee, Colin. & Westby-Nunn, Tony. COETZEE'S FORTS OF THE EASTERN CAPE, SECURING A FRONTIER 1799-1878. Includes: Military Villages Of The Eastern Cape. The Unfortified Military Villages Of Sir Harry Smith 1848-1850. Gilt title on black textured vynide boards. 678pp + 79pp. illustrated. A4 format. As new Mint unmarked copy. 2nd Revised Edition 2018. Facsimile reproduction of original 1995 edition. isbn 0620186755
This edition includes 'Military Villages Of The Eastern Cape. The Unfortified Military Villages Of Sir Harry Smith 1848-1850'.The author's printed work was destroyed as 'politically incorrect' by authorities at the University of Fort Hare where he worked and where they were printed. Few original copies survive, mostly in the hands of institutions. This facsimile edition features an improved and more readable layout, gives gps coordinates & many more illustrations - of which many are now in colour. An extensive scholarly work detailing the location, construction, and history of forts, fortifications, posts, bridges, prisons, earthworks. watchtowers, guard houses, hospitals, cemeteries, signal towers, roads etc. Effectively all British military works & structures built in the Eastern Cape during the 19thC are detailed here. The research was mostly drawn from British archival sources and works of contemporary writers - some of whom were eye-witnesses to the construction of military posts. Aims were to indicate the exact nature of the forts, why they were erected, where they were sited, how they related to the broader trends of frontier history and how their existence affected the lives of the British soldiers who manned them as well as those of the amaXhosa against and amongst whom they were erected. Illustrated with coloured photographs, maps, plans, sketches. Numerous appendices, extensive list of sources. A major work on South African military history.
£95.00
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HUNTING & BIG GAME, CONSERVATION

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#25927 Bulpin, T.V. (Illus. C.T. Astley Maberly). THE HUNTER IS DEATH. Printed boards. 348pp illustrated 8vo. Boards handled and spine tanned. contents clean, overall G+ condition, no dustwrapper. Nelson, 1962, 1st edition.
A biography of George Rushby, hunter, poacher, game warden, wanderer, prospector.
£15.00
#25844 Drummond, W.H. THE LARGE GAME And The Natural History Of South And South-East Africa. From The Journals Of ... Gilt title with device and black borders on green cloth boards. 428pp illustrated plates, map. 8vo. Bookplate to half-title page, sello remains on pastedowns. top edge stained which has affected small top portion of title page and frontis only. no dustwrapper. hence VG only condition. excellent shelf appearance, four square corners. Heritage Series Volume IV. The Pioneer Head, Salisbury, Rhodesia, 1972. Facsimile of the 1875 Edmonston & Douglas edition.
Copy No.170 of 1000. Drummond came to Africa as a young man (he was killed in Zululand 1879). The book was written to serve as a guide for those intending to visit Africa to shoot game at a time when hunters' weapons were primitive. Most hunting was then done on horseback but he hunted on foot. Contains separate chapters on buffalo, rhinoceros, eland, elephant, lions, leopards, hunting with dogs, anecdotes of antelopes, and game birds.
£50.00
#24833 Mahuzier, Albert. (Tr. Alec Brown). TRAGIC SAFARI. Terracotta cloth boards. 144pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. four square corners, edges foxed, marking to lower spine. no dustwrapper. a sound clean G+ copy. London. Elek Books (1956).
Camera hunting in Chad. Title results from the fact that Author's close friend Marcel Vincent was killed by a lion.
£10.00
#25928 Temple, Derek. IVORY POACHER. Red cloth boards. 240pp 8vo. A sound reading copy, worn, no dustwrapper. Sampson Low Marston. nd. circa early 1930s.
Hunting in then Tanganyika. More of a personal biography of those years, little serious hunting recorded but many interesting tales of life in those days.
£15.00


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