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Catalogue of books about Africa Q248 20th April 2018

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WESTERN CAPE

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#26200 Barnard, Lady Anne. SOUTH AFRICA A CENTURY AGO (1797-1801). Selected For Reading In Schools By H.J. Anderson. Pedestrian rebind in red cloth boards with handwritten white ink title to front. 247pp 8vo. A reading copy. Maskew Miller. c.1924.
Part 1. Letters Written From The Cape Of Good Hope. Part 2. Extracts From A Journal. Addressed To Her Sisters In England.
£2.00
#26199 Burman, Jose. WHERE TO WALK IN THE CAPE PENINSULA. Blue cloth boards 120pp. Illustrated b/w photos. plus 27 detailed maps. Partially tippexed-out ownership inscription to front pastedown ese a G+ copy with no dustwrapper. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1967.
The author intersperses accurate information on routes with much of interest regarding the country and the early days of Cape Town. AIRMAIL worldwide at standard rate.
£2.00
#26235 Edinburgh, Bill. WALK THROUGH HISTORY. Cape Town. Card wraps, 65pp illustrated col.photos. VG condition. Murray Coombes. Cape Town 1985. isbn 00947037012
Small tourist book with map for self-guided walk, with brief notes and col.photos. AIRMAIL worldwide at standard rate.
£2.00
#26233 Hoskyn, Margaret. STELLENBOSCH VILLAGE 1920-1950. Brown cloth boards. 112pp illustrated b/w photos. oblong 12mo. No inscription. preliminaries well tanned else contents clean. no dustwrapper. Good clean copy. Tafelberg. Cape Town 1979. isbn 0624011593
A small item published on the tercentenary of the founding of the town. AIRMAIL worldwide at standard rate.
£2.50
#26234 Ryan, Ray. & Vertue, Eric. CAPE HOMESTEADS. Pride Of South Africa 5. Printed wraps. 24pp stapled booklet illustrated. No inscription, nice clean copy in G-VG condition. Purnell 1973. isbn 0360002129
An illustrated tourist publication showing some of the highlights of Cape Dutch domestic architecture. AIRMAIL worldwide at standard rate.
£2.00
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EASTERN CAPE

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#26232 Danziger, Christopher. LORD CHARLES SOMERSET. Looking At South African History Series. Printed wraps. 24pp stapled booklet illustrated. No inscription, nice clean copy in G-VG condition. Macdonald. Cape Town 1978. isbn 0360004202
A brief biography of this important figure in South African history. His involvement with the 1820 Settlers and the Eastern Cape are clearly presented. Brief chapter on his doctor, Dr James Barry.
£2.00
#26229 Snook, John. EASTERN PROVINCE. Pride Of South Africa No.18. Printed wraps. 24pp illustrated stapled booklet. Gift inscription inside else a clean VG copy. Purnell 1975. isbn 0360002838
Popular topographic and historic overview for the traveller.
£2.00
#26240 Wiles, C.C. THE TALE OF A LIBRARY. 1827-1948. Brown wraps. 39pp stapled. illustrated booklet. 8vo. An as-new unread copy. Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown 1948.
The history of Grahamstown Library.
£3.00
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GENERAL AFRICANA (HISTORY, UNCLASSIFIED)

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#26223 Allen, Charles. & Fry, Helen. (Eds). TALES FROM THE DARK CONTINENT. Brown cloth boards. 166pp illustrated b/w photos, drawings. 8vo. Edges spotted, slight bow to boards, smudged ink gift inscription ffep Hence G++ condition in matching dustwrapper (price-clipped, creased around both spine ends, stained inside, no major loss, chips, or tears). Good shelf or table appearance. Andre Deutsch / BBC. London 1979.
Images of British colonial Africa in the 20thC. Based on recordings made for the BBC, this records the experiences of some 50 British men and women who lived and worked in Africa in the days of colonial rule. Well illustrated. Glossary of anglo african terms and list of contributors.
£6.00
#26216 Kirby, Percival R. THE TRUE STORY OF THE GROSVENOR. East Indiaman. Wrecked On the Coast of Pondoland, South Africa on 4 August 1782. Printed boards. 266pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps and fold-out map. Ex library copy with usual paraphernalia in protected dustwrapper. A clean copy but only rated G/G. Oxford University Press. Cape Town 1960.
The story of the Grosvenor from the laying down of her keel to contemporary salvage events. Much original documentation has been sourced and examined and, he says, disprove the myths around the treasure associated with the wreck.
£5.00
#26143 Lighton, Conrad. SISTERS OF THE SOUTH. Brown cloth boards. 343pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. a Good clean copy in frail worn dustwrapper. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1951 1st edition.
"The stories are here of the pioneers; of the ships and the sheep and the stars; of the trees and the fruits and the flowers; of wine; and war; of grim starvations and blessed success; of peace and plenty, great endeavours and faith in the days to come". Links, historical and modern, between South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Includes a chapter on the loss of the Waratah, as well as details of the Livanos, Maori, etc. AIRMAIL worldwide at standard rate.
£3.00
#6631 Marsh, John H. NO PATHWAY HERE. Blue cloth boards. 200pp illustrated 8vo. Spine faded, splitting. a clean reading copy only. Howard Timmins 1948.
The story of South Africa's annexation of the Prince Edward & Marion Islands in 1947-8 to forestall possible claims by Chile and Argentina.
£2.00
#5127 Masson, Madelaine. BIRDS OF PASSAGE. Buff cloth boards. 190pp illustrated 8vo. Gift inscription to the half-title page else a Good sound copy, no dustwrapper. Howard Timmins / George Allen & Unwin, Cape Town / London 1950 1st edition.
Brief biographies of early travellers associated with the Cape of Good Hope.
£5.00
#26198 Walker, Eric A. A HISTORY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Black cloth boards. 623pp 8vo. Poor condition. much loss to spine (40% down to the board), probably caused by a devastating insect attack, some damage also to edges and rear board. contents clean. a sound if unattractive copy. Longmans. London 1928 1st edition.
Inscribed ffep "J.A.I. Agar-Hamilton" (author of Crisis In The Desert, one of the volumes of the official South African war history).
£5.00
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AFRIKAANS WRITINGS

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#26175 Behr, Mark. DIE REUK VAN APPELS. 208pp paperback. No inscription. worn at head of spine. large 'sale star' across spine. A clean Good copy. Queillerie 2002. isbn 9781874901556
£5.00
#26172 De Wet, Reza. VRYSTAAT-TRILOGIE. 151pp softcover. No inscription but corner of envelope tipped in to lower ffep (as like a library pocket). rear wrap creased. overall a Good copy. text clean & unmarked Kagiso 2006. isbn 9780798630719
Three plays. Diepe Grond., Op Dees Aarde., & Nag, Generaal.
£5.00
#26170 Joubert, Elsa. ONS WAG OP DIE KAPTEIN. 128pp softcover. No inscription. Light stain to corner adjacent to spine of the lower rear wrap and a few pages in, still a clean attractive copy, hence VG- condition. Tafelberg. Cape Town 2005. isbn 9780624042716
£6.00
#26180 Louw, N.P. Van Wyk. GERMANICUS. 116pp softcover. School library stamp else VG condition. Tafelberg 1987. isbn 9780624023432
A play.
£5.00
#26174 Strachan, Alexander. 'N WERELD SONDER GRENSE. 52pp paperback. No inscription. ff tanned else VG condition. Tafelberg 1991. isbn 9780624024224
£5.00
#26188 Van Tonder, Morkel. DIE KONINGSBOK. Ochre cloth boards. 151pp 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. Good in worn dustwrapper. Tafelberg 1967.
£5.00
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BIOGRAPHY (DIARIES, MEMOIRS, FAMILY & COMPANY HISTORIES)

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#8248 Boberg, Col. Ulf. THE BOBERG STORY. White cloth boards. 184pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. No inscriptions. boards & eps sl.foxed, a nice clean G+ copy in ditto dustwrapper (neat inside repair, chipped around head & tail of spine but no significant tears or loss). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1957 1st edition.
Autobiography of then famous South African CID chief Colonel Ulf Boberg. Includes information on the 'Bubbles' Schroeder and Oppenheimer jewels cases. AIRMAIL worldwide at standard rate.
£8.00
#6790 Fremantle, Anne. DESERT CALLING. The Life Of Charles De Foucauld. Yellow cloth boards. 343pp illustrated 8vo. A Good sound copy if dusty, no dustwrapper. Hollis & Carter. 1950 2nd edition.
Soldier, explorer, priest, De Foucauld lived among the Touareg for 15 years and died in 1916.
£5.00
#26272 Joka, Malibongwe Nelson. DREAM ALMOST GONE BAD. 14pp stapled booklet. Fine condition. Self 2018.
An inspirational story for those suffering from alcohol abuse.
£5.00
#26148 Solomon, Frank H. AND THE YEARS ROLL BY. Red cloth boards. 274pp. illustrated 8vo. A clean sound reading copy in worn dustwrapper (minor loss and tears). Howard Timmins. Cape Town nd. c.1953.
Autobiography of pioneer South African aviator who fought in WW1. Interesting and humorous stories of early flying days.
£5.00
#24873 Van der Byl, Piet. FROM PLAYGROUNDS TO BATTLEFIELDS. Pale blue cloth boards. 290pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. spine lean, sello to eps, a Good copy in dustwrapper. Howard Timmins, Cape Town, 1971. isbn 0869780026
Copy No. 1356 of 1850. Author, 1911 Cambridge Blue, recounts a life much of which is involved with his experiences in WW1. He describes the German South West Africa campaign and the details of the German surrender there. His anecdotal notes on Generals Smuts and Botha make for good reading.
£5.00
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COOKING & WINE

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#26154 Protheroe, Karen. & Van der Linde, Moira. THE LEAN AUBERGINE. 207pp softcover. Large gift inscription inside front wrap, else a VG copy. Struik 1999. isbn 9781868724031
A South African guide to low-fat shopping, cooking, & eating out.
£3.00
#26155 Rye, June. BE HEALTHY AND FIT THE WHOLEFOOD WAY. Printed boards. 256pp 8vo. Large owners inscription ffep else a clean G+ copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1981 2nd imp. isbn 0869781340
A book for all those interested in good health through a better understanding of the basis of nutrition and the use of natural foods.
£3.00
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FICTION AND CREATIVE WRITINGS

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#26190 Ferguson, Gus. ARSE POETICA. Musings On Muse Abuse. Prose, Poems, Drawings, Intertextualities. 84pp softcover. No inscription. Fine condition. Kwela 2003. isbn 9780795701610
£2.00
#26153 Silber, Gus. (Illus. Anthony Stidolph), BRAAIVLEIS OF THE VANITIES. How To Stay Sane In South Africa. 151pp illustrated paperback. No inscription. VG+ condition. Penguin. Johannesburg 1993. isbn 9780140177664
A further light-hearted look at the realities and problems of urban life in SA.
£5.00
#26151 Silber, Gus. (Illus. Anthony Stidolph), IT TAKES TWO TO TOYI-TOYI. A Survival Guide To The New South Africa. 152pp illustrated paperback. No inscription. VG condition. Penguin. Johannesburg 1991. isbn 9780140169089
A light-hearted look at the realities and problems of urban life in SA.
£5.00
#26152 Silber, Gus. (Illus. Anthony Stidolph), IT TAKES TWO TO TOYI-TOYI. A Survival Guide To The New South Africa. 152pp illustrated paperback. No inscription. VG+ condition. Penguin. Johannesburg 1991. isbn 9780140169089
A light-hearted look at the realities and problems of urban life in SA.
£5.00
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LAWRENCE GREEN

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#26146 Green, Lawrence G. A DECENT FELLOW DOESN'T WORK. Experiences Of An Easy-Going Traveller In Search Of Pleasure, Interesting People And Places Inside And Outside Southern Africa - With A Little Wisdom Gathered On The Way. Blue cloth boards. 264pp illustrated 8vo. Ex library with various internal stamps & labels. externally unattractive. Howard Timmins 1963 1st edition.
£3.00
#26147 Green, Lawrence G. GROW LOVELY, GROWING OLD. The Story Of Cape Town's Three Centuries - The Streets, The Houses, The Characters, The Legends, Traditions And Folklore, The Laughter And Tears. Red cloth boards. 271pp illustrated 8vo. A Good clean sound copy. no dustwrapper. Howard Timmins 1952 2nd edition.
Many illustrations by Sir Charles D'Oyly.
£3.00
#17595 Green, Lawrence G. LORDS OF THE LAST FRONTIER. The Story Of South West Africa And Its People Of All Races. Blue cloth boards. 245pp. illustrated 8vo. A Good clean reading copy, spine lean and front board shakey, no dustwrapper. Timmins. 1st edition 1952.
£5.00
#26150 Green, Lawrence G. TAVERN OF THE SEAS. Stone cloth boards. 205pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership inscription to the half-title page. externally clean & attractive. nice clean boards. eps tanned. a G+ copy in worn dustwrapper (minor loss at head & tail of spine, no major tears). Howard Timmins. nd.
£5.00
#26149 Green, Lawrence G. TAVERN OF THE SEAS. Stone cloth boards. 205pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership inscription to the half-title page. externally clean & attractive. eps tanned. a G+ copy. no dustwrapper. Howard Timmins. nd.
£3.00
#26157 Green, Lawrence G. THESE WONDERS TO BEHOLD. Experiences And Discoveries Of An Author In Search Of The Grain Of Truth In Africa's Strangest Tales; And Views On Certain Deep Mysteries Of Africa, Solved And Unsolved Or Never To Be Solved. White cloth boards. 237pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. boards tanned. a sound clean G+ copy, no dustwrapper. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1959 1st edition.
£4.00
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MISCELLANEOUS AFRICANA

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#26197 Book Exhibition Committee. SOUTH AFRICA IN PRINT. Catalogue Of An Exhibition Of Books, Atlases, And Maps held In The South African Library, Cape Town, 1 March Till 5 April 1952 In Commemoration Of The Arrival Of Jan Van Riebeeck At The Cape, 6 April 1652. Buff wraps. xii + 187pp illustrated b/w plates. 4to. No inscription. some wear to paper spine, a clean sound reading copy. Book Exhibition Committee. Van Riebeeck Festival 1952.
Bilingual, English - Afrikaans texts.
£3.00
#26139 Fisher, John. FARMING. Practical And Scientific. Green cloth boards 561pp illustrated. Rather worn, ffep has loss, a Good clean copy. Juta & Fisons. Durban nd. c.1950s.
This text discusses the veld grass and soil, and how to manage this when livestock graze and deplete the soil.
£8.00
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POLITICAL & SOCIAL

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#26144 Allighan, Garry. CURTAIN-UP ON SOUTH AFRICA. Presenting A National Drama. Black cloth boards. 276pp illustrated 8vo. Good condition, no dustwrapper. Purnell 1960.
A contemporary overview of South Africa.
£3.00
#26142 Calpin, G.H. THERE ARE NO SOUTH AFRICANS. Red cloth boards. 412pp 8vo. Errata slip tipped in. No inscription, Spine faded hence G+ condition, no dustwrapper. Nelson. London 1941 1st edition.
Commentary on the contemporary political status of the Union.
£5.00
#7002 Leftwich, Adrian. (Ed). SOUTH AFRICA: ECONOMIC GROWTH AND POLITICAL CHANGE. With Comparative Studies Of Chile, Sri Lanka And Malaysia. Black cloth boards. 360pp. 8vo. Owner's inscription and stamp ffep else VG in Good dustwrapper. Allison & Busby. London 1974 1st edition. isbn 0850310806
Contributors: James Barber, Norman Bromberger, Meyer Fortes, Christopher R. Hill, James Jupp, Ruan Maude, Michael O'Dowd, John Rex, David Skidmore, David Welsh, and Adrian Leftwich.
£5.00
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REFERENCE WORKS

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#26195 Rosenthal, Eric. (Ed). ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Gilt title on red cloth boards. 600pp illustrated 8vo. Gift inscription ffep. stain at top of spine down to black title label only. hence G-VG condition only. Frederick Warne. London 1961 1st edition.
A one-volume compendium of facts about people, places, things, and happenings in Southern Africa.
£5.00
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ZIMBABWE ZAMBIA & MALAWI (THE RHODESIAS, NYASALAND, THE FEDERATION)

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#26137 Fuller, Basil. BID TIME RETURN. Maroon cloth boards. 244pp illustrated 8vo. Ex-library with usual pararphanalia. shows damp-storage marks to front board. contents are good, with protected dustwrapper. A good clean reading copy. HAUM 1954.
Early tales of Rhodesia told personally to the author.
£6.00
#26226 Godwin, Peter. MUKIWA. A White Boy In Africa. Black cloth boards. 318pp 8vo. Edges solidly spotted. also eps tanned. in worn & unattractive dustrapper (soiled, chipped). Picador 1996. isbn 9780333671504
Rhodesia 1964, a small boy witnesses the murder of his neighbour, killed by the African guerillas. It is the beginning of the end of white rule in Africa. In Mukiwa (Shona for "white man") the author has written an exciting autobiographical account of growing up in a British colony collapsing into chaos.
£3.00
#26225 Godwin, Peter. WHEN A CROCODILE EATS THE SUN. A Memoir. Large format paperback 341pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Ownership stamp ffep. mild spine lean, a G+ copy. Picador 2006. isbn 9781770100046
Author, living in Manhattan, returns to his birthplace of Zimbabwe to visit his dying father. With Zimbabwe clearly falling to pieces, and his parents reluctant to leave their farm, he discovers the family hidden secret, that they were Polish Jews and not from England as he had always believed. The title refers to the Shona way of describing a solar eclipse, the very worst of omens.
£5.00
#17248 Pegg, H.E. A HISTORY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Blue cloth boards, spine loose, tatty eps with inscriptions, illustrated 8vo. A reading copy only. unattractive, boards badly shaken. Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd. 1st Edition. 1949
A history designed for schools in Southern Rhodesia - now Zimbabwe. Beginning with the Bushmen, Hottentots and Bantu, onto the Portuguese and then the Dutch, the British, the Great Trek, Diamonds and Gold, the years between 1901 to 1910 in South Africa, beyond the Limpopo, the occupation of Mashonaland, Southern Rhodesia and lastly self Government.
£6.00
#5783 Wood, Philip. A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO GARDENING IN RHODESIA. Volume 1. Red cloth boards. 184pp illustrated colour large 4to. No inscription. ff tanned. a Good clean copy in dustwrapper (a bit chipped and worn but no major loss or tears). Galaxie Press 1975.
A useful guide for gardening in similar climates.
£5.00
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SPORTS & SPORTSMEN

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#26161 Dobson, Paul. NICK MALLETT. The Story So Far. 176pp illustrated softcover. No inscription. VG condition. a nice shiny copy. Struik 1999. isbn 9781868722013
£5.00
#26160 Dobson, Paul. (Illustrated Pufuro). TIGHT HEAD, LOOSE BALLS. South African Rugby's Funniest Stories. 96pp softcover. A nice shiny copy, VG+ condition. Sable 1995. isbn 9780958406246
£5.00
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NAMIBIA ((GERMAN) SOUTH WEST AFRICA)

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#26138 Marsh, John H. SKELETON COAST. Buff cloth boards. 130pp illustrated 8vo. Spine lean and rather shakey binding, boards unattractive, a clean reading copy only. no dustwrapper. H&S. London 1945 5th edition
The story of the 'Dunedin Star', which struck an unknown object November 29th 1942 and was beached on the Skeleton coast. This is the story of the rescue operation mounted to save the crew and passengers. Earlier editions omitted to mention the name 'Dunedin Star, of the Blue Star Line, under instructions from the British Admiralty.
£8.00
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TRAVEL & EXPLORATION

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#26141 Birkby, Carel. IN THE SUN . . . I'M RICH. Brown cloth boards. 223pp illustrated 8vo. A Good copy, no dustwrapper. Howard Timmins. nd c.1955.
The story of an expedition through the Uvombo mountains, along the Pongola and Maputo rivers to Lourenco Marques.
£5.00
#20867 Cloete, Stuart. THE AFRICAN GIANT. The Story Of A Journey. Red cloth boards. 448pp. illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. A good reading copy, sound and clean in worn dustwrapper (no loss or tears). Collins. London 1956 1st edition.
Photographs by Rhena Cloete. Author explored darkest Africa, from Monrovia to Kenya to Cape Town, and paints a vivid picture.
£3.00
#26185 Van der Post, Laurens. JOURNEY INTO RUSSIA. Half brown vynide over green paper-covered boards. 319pp 8vo. No inscription. VG condition in G+ dustwrapper (chipped at head and tail of spine, no major tears or loss). Reprint Society 1965.
£5.00
#22530 van der Post, Laurens. (Ed. Jean-Marc Pottiez). FEATHER FALL. An Anthology. Blue cloth boards. 269pp 8vo. Bookplate ffep. Large gift inscription to half-title page. VG in dustwrapper (no chips, tears, or loss). Chatto & Windus. London 1994 1st edition. isbn 9780701144036
A thought provoking selection chosen from the complete range of van der Post's writings, both published and unpublished.
£5.00
#26186 Winter, Grant. GUIDE TO SOUTHERN AFRICAN GOLF COURSES. South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland. 277pp softcover. illustrated photos, maps. Gift inscription inside creased front wrap, some early pages cockled, hence G++ condition. a clean useable copy. Struik 1996. isbn 9781868258239
A guide to 111 courses. Fees may be dated but the other information is mostly unchanged.
£4.00
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VAN RIEBEECK SOCIETY SERIES

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#26162 van Reyneveld, Willem Stephanus. (Ed. H.B. Thom). WILLEM STEPHANUS VAN RYNEVELD Se Aanmerkingen Over De Verbetering Ven Het Vee Aan Die Kaap De Goede Hoop 1804. Original green-grey cloth boards. 229pp illustrated b/w plates 8vo. Ownership inscription to front pastedown. serious insect depredations to top of spine obliterating part of the title. edges & eps tanned. else a clean sound copy. Good condition only. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS) First Series Volume 23. Cape Town 1942.
English translation & original Dutch text. This volume touches on one of the most important aspects of South African economic history before the discovery of diamonds and gold. It is an early study of the livestock industry at the Cape, especially the development of the merino sheep industry. The author was a colonial-born Company official, who found favour with the British authorities when they took the Cape in 1795. Despite his pro-British sympathies, the Batavian government found his wide knowledge invaluable and asked him to report on the agricultural potential of the Cape. This report was the result.
£5.00
#26163 Wangemann, Th. (Tr. J.F.W. Grosskopf). MALEO EN SEKOEKOENI. Green-grey cloth boards. xxv + 185pp. frontis. illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Van Riebeeck Society First Series No.38. Cape Town 1957.
Dr Theodor Wangemann was a director of the Berlin Missionary Society who came out to South Africa in 1866 to visit the mission stations throughout the country. This work, one of several which Wangemann wrote and a typical example of nineteenth-century German missionary literature, describes mission work in the Lydenburg district of the northern Transvaal.
£5.00
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WEST AFRICA

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#8149 Horn, Alfred Aloysius. (Ed. Ethelreda Lewis). THE LIFE AND WORKS OF ALFRED ALOYSIUS HORN, AN OLD VISITER. The Works Written By Himself At The Age Of Seventy-Three, And The Life, With Such Of His Philosophy As Is The Gift Of Age And Experience Taken Down And Here Edited By Ethelreda Lewis. 1. The Ivory Coast In The Earlies: Red boards. 319pp 8vo. Ex library with usual paraphernalia, inscription, spine taped over hence a good sound reading copy only. Jonathan Cape. London 1927 7th imp.
"... The Narrative Of A Boy Trader's Adventures In The Seventies, Through Which Runs The Strange Thread That Is History - Meagre, But All That Is Available - Of A Young English Gentlewoman." Foreword by John Galsworthy.
£4.00
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SECOND BOER WAR (ANGLO-BOER WAR)

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#26194 Kruger, Rayne. GOOD-BYE DOLLY GRAY. A History Of The Boer War. 512pp paperback. No inscription. ff tanned. front wrap creased and parting at both top& bottom of spine. A clean copy New English Library, Mentor edition 1967.
Originally published on the 60th anniversary of the start of the war, this was perhaps the first history to look at the events from a more balanced perspective than earlier colonial writings.
£3.00
#26193 Kruger, Rayne. GOOD-BYE DOLLY GRAY. A History Of The Boer War. 512pp paperback. No inscription. ff tanned. front wrap creased and parting at top of spine. A clean copy New English Library, Mentor edition 1967.
Originally published on the 60th anniversary of the start of the war, this was perhaps the first history to look at the events from a more balanced perspective than earlier colonial writings.
£3.50
#26196 Pakenham, Thomas. THE BOER WAR. 659pp illustrated paperback. Ownership inscription ffep. inked name on foredge. spine fading and creased thus a sound and clean reading copy. Macdonald Futura edition 1982. isbn 0708818927
A full-scale documentary history of the Boer War and still the current standard work. His narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources. Documents in the Public Record Office, material in South African archives, newly discovered private papers of many of the major figures including Sir Redvers Buller and Lord Roberts, material compiled by the War Office Intelligence Dept., private letters from members of the British Cabinet, letters and diaries of those who fought in the war and tape-recorded memories of over 50 survivors.
£5.00
#26156 Van Onselen, Lennox. A RHAPSODY IN BLUE. Pale blue cloth boards. 165pp illustrated 8vo. Spine tanned. ffep excised. no dustwrapper. thus a clean sound reading copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1960 1st edition.
The story of the South African Police.
£5.00


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M. Mint. F. Fine.
VG. Very Good. G. Good.
annots. annotations. bds. boards.
col. cold. colour(ed). d/w dust-wrapper.
eps endpapers. ff. leaves.
f(f)eps front (free) endpapers. fox. foxed.
illus. illustrated. o/w otherwise.
pp. pages. sl. slight.
sm. small. sp. spine
u/l underlining v. very.
w.a.f. with all faults (generally applied to student-used academic texts where we cannot check every page for markings).



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