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Catalogue of books about Africa Q249 26th July 2018

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BIOGRAPHY (DIARIES, MEMOIRS, FAMILY & COMPANY HISTORIES)

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#26365 Arnold, W.E. THE GOLDBERGS OF LEIGH RANCH. Dark green cloth boards. 140pp. illustrated. colour portrait frontis. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG+ condition in G++ dustwrapper (rubbed at edges, rear soiled, no chips, loss, or tears). Men Of Our Time Series Volume 4. Books of Zimbabwe 1980. isbn 9780869202227
The story of the Goldberg family and their farm' Leigh Ranch. The Goldbergs have been established in Rhodesia since 1912.
£10.00
#26336 Boggie, Jeannie M. A HUSBAND AND A FARM IN RHODESIA. Gilt title on chocolate cloth boards. 372pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. minor markings but an attractive VG copy with excellent contents. Self. Gwelo 1959 stated 1st edition.
A biography starting at Author's elopement with Major Boggie from Kilblean, Aberdeenshire, to Gwelo in Rhodesia in 1917 up to 1959.
£55.00
#26373 Brettell, N.H. SIDE-GATE AND STILE. An Essay In Autobiography. Green cloth boards. 238pp. illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge spotted, 4 square corners, a VG+ copy in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed, worn at head of spine, no chips, loss, or tears). Men Of Our Time Series Volume 6. Books of Zimbabwe. Bulawayo 1981 1st edition. isbn 9780869202234
Author was headmaster of various bushveld primary schools in the Charter District of Rhodesia. A major African poet, a large collection of his verse forms Part 2 of this book. Watercolour illustrations and dust wrapper design also by the Author.
£10.00
#26401 Cary, Robert. THE PIONEER CORPS. Blue cloth boards, 142pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. 4 square corners. top edge dusty, a G-VG copy in Good dustwrapper (rubbed, tanned, general wear, no major loss, or tears). Galaxie. Rhodesia, 1975.
Contains listings and brief biographies of the 189 officers, NCOs, and troopers of the Corps who made the journey from Fort Tuli to Fort Salisbury. Many descendants and families traced to 1975. Includes the historical background, a diary of the march, a schedule of pay & rations, pay and equipment. Also a demographic analysis of the members, &c.
£125.00
#26357 Dibb, C. Emily. (Illustrated Hannes Meintjes). IVORY, APES, AND PEACOCKS. Orange cloth boards. 272pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. a bright VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, minor wear at head & tail of spine, no chips, tears, or loss). an excellent copy. Books of Zimbabwe. Bulawayo 1981. isbn 9780869202401
This is a delightful presentation of reminiscences involving a variety of animals, birds, and reptiles, and of unusual and even bizarre relationships with them. These are loosely strung on a biographical thread and were assembled from the personal experiences of the author, her family, and friends.
£15.00
#25846 Farquhar, June. (Illustrated Rose Martin). THE MUKAMBA TREE. White decorated green cloth boards. 172pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate front pastedown. top edge spotted, else a VG copy in lesser dustwrapper (rubbed, chipped, worn. 2cm tear lower rear edge, no loss). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. isbn 9780869201114
A collection of 27 humorous, evocative, and moving stories about life in the remote Gwaai Forest Reserve in the Matabele province of then Rhodesia. The mukamba tree is known otherwise as a pod mahogany tree and the one referenced in the title was 15' of circumference and believed to be around 500 years old. Nice scraperboard illustrations.
£10.00
#26297 Franklin, Harry. THE FLAG-WAGGER. Blue cloth boards. 204pp 8vo. No inscription. VG in G-VG dustwrapper (spine faded, tanned inside, worn at head and tail of spine, no chips, tears, or loss). A clean sound copy. Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers. London 1974 stated 1st edition. isbn 0856830062
An autobiography. Introduction by Elspeth Huxley. "He set off for Africa full of enthusiasm and high hopes, and although in the years which followed he woke up to the realities of imperial rule, he never lost his sincere interest in the well-being of the peoples he served. He was prepared to fight all comers, and it was perhaps inevitable that his concern should eventually lead to open conflict with Roy Welensky and other white settlers whose aims and principles differed from his own". He served in the colonial service in then Northern Rhodesia.
£10.00
#26372 Garstin, Crosbie. (Illus. Daphne James & Leslie Johnson). THE SUNSHINE SETTLERS. Gilt on blue cloth boards, 240pp illustrated 12mo. Bookplate to front pastedown. 4 square corners. a VG copy in Good dustwrapper (spine faded. rubbed, heavily chipped at head of spine, no major loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Originally published by T. Fisher Unwin in 1918 this is a facsimile reprint of the Philip Allan 1935 Popular Edition Revised. With new illustrations and photographs.
Light-hearted and humorous sketches of his years spent in Matabeleland. He arrived in Africa around 1910 and was a ranger to the Tati Concessions, leaving for service in the 1st World War. He became a writer with a light breezy style and a gift for light verse, writing for Punch Magazine.
£5.00
#26361 Hardy, Alan. SOME FAMOUS RHODESIAN TRIALS. Red cloth boards. 151pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. 4 square corners. top edge spotted. VG+ condition in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed at edges, minor wear at head of spine, no chips, tears, or loss), Down Memory Lane Series. Books of Zimbabwe. Bulawayo 1981. isbn 9780869202357
Cases covered include: The Killarney gold bullion robbery, Albert William Abrahall - murder, Idonie Rubridge Jackson - murder, Aubrey Fisher - embezzler, the Umtali Premier Estate murders, Siamumpa - witchcraft, murder on the Wankie train, Aiden Diggeden - renowned jail escapee, Dorothy Strydom & Pedro Sequiro - the Kensington bath murder.
£15.00
#26363 Heald, Madeline. (Comp). DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH SOME EARLY RHODESIAN WOMEN. 1897-1923. For The National Historical Association of Rhodesia. Matabeleland Branch. Charcoal grey cloth boards. 323pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge spotted, 4 square corners, VG+ in VG dustwrapper (lightly rubbed, no chips, loss, or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1979.
60 small biographies of typical pioneer women who established their homes in the Rhodesia of 1897-1923.
£15.00
#26342 Joyce, Peter. ANATOMY OF A REBEL. Smith of Rhodesia: A Biography. Red cloth boards, 480pp, illustrated b/w photos, 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge dusty else a VG copy in Good dustwrapper (rubbed, worn especially along top edges. no tears or loss). Graham Publishing, Salisbury 1974 stated 1st edition. isbn 9780869210000
A biography of Ian Douglas Smith, erstwhile Premier of Southern Rhodesia. More of a political analysis than a biography, the author describes the many and various forces within Rhodesia and elsewhere which combined to create Ian Smith and his rebellion. The 1965 Rhodesian UDI is covered in detail as are all of the attempts at reaching a solution to the country's political stalemate.
£10.00
#26295 National Federation of Business and Professional Women of Rhodesia. PROFILES OF RHODESIA'S WOMEN. Tan textured boards. 176pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate ffep. 4 square corners, a VG copy in G+ dustwrapper (worn at head of spine and small loss just below spine title, no major loss or tears, some foxing on fold-ins only). A decent clean copy with fairly attractive dustwrapper. National Federation of Business and Professional Women of Rhodesia. Salisbury 1975. Published to commemorate International Women's Year. isbn 0797401679
Collector's Edition Copy No.160 of 300. Mentions over 200 women and related organisations and their role across the board in Government, education, community & health services, &c.
£30.00
#26369 Pitman, Dick. YOU MUST BE NEW AROUND HERE. Royal-blue cloth boards. 214pp. illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge tanned, slight lean, hence VG condition in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed especially along edges, no chips, loss, or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1979. isbn 9780869201954
Journalist author arrived in Salisbury in 1977. Hiss on-the-spot accounts of events of national importance mingle with personal experiences in many corners of the country. In particular he records the reactions of Rhodesians from the beginning of 'The Talks' late in 1977 to the Referendum in early 1979.
£10.00
#26360 Richards, Hylda. FALSE DAWN. The Story of Dan Judson, Pioneer. Gilt titles on terracotta cloth boards. 230pp. illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge dusty, 4 square corners, a VG+ copy in G+ dustwrapper (rubbed, chipped, wear to head & tail of spine and edges, no major loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974.
Based upon the diaries of Dan & Maynie Judson, this biography of life in early Rhodesia covers the Mazoe patrol and other events during the Mashona rebellion of 1896.
£15.00
#26299 Somerville, D.M. (Ed. Veronica Somerville) (Illustrated by Irene Duggan). MY LIFE WAS A RANCH. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. 190pp. illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown else conservatively VG condition in lesser dustwrapper (rubbed, worn, no major tears or loss). Kailani Books. Salisbury 1976. isbn 0797401687
Lucas Bridges was a rancher explorer from South America who set out for Rhodesia, settling in the Sabi Valley of Rhodesia, a region previously thought unfit for farming. Don Somerville came to work as a "learner assistant" on his Devuli ranch, later taking over management of Devuli & Makorsi ranches in the Victoria district as well as Noachabeb ranch in then South West Africa (now Namibia). He later served in many public capacities and was later MP for Umtali North.
£35.00
#26404 Stent, Vere. A PERSONAL RECORD OF SOME INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF CECIL RHODES. With An Introduction By Sir J. Percy Fitzpatrick. Terracotta cloth boards. 98pp illustrated 12mo. No inscription, 4 square corners. nice clean VG copy in matching dustwrapper (light wear only, no chips, tears, or loss). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Reprint of the 1925 Maskew Miller edition.
Vere Stent, as newspaper correspondent, writes of a number of times that he met with Rhodes. This includes journeying with Rhodes to the 1896 Great Indaba in the Matopos. Also covered is Rhodes funeral and burial. Printed originally in the Pretoria News, subsequently reprinted for private circulation.
£8.00
#26362 Stumbles, The Hon. A.R.W. SOME RECOLLECTIONS OF A RHODESIAN SPEAKER. Plum cloth boards. 203pp. Illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge dusty, overall VG in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed, wear at head & tail of spine, no chips. tears, or loss). Men Of Our Time Series Volume 3. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1980. isbn 9780869201961
Originally qualified as a lawyer at the age of 22 he did not become involved in politics until 1946 when he was elected as member for Avondale for the opposition Liberal Party. He was elected Deputy Speaker in 1954 and Speaker in 1964. He was also President of the Rhodesian Amateur Athletic Union and and energetic member of Rotary, being President of the Salisbury Club in 1953. Contains a frank appraisal of the politics of Rhodesia during the years 1945-1972.
£10.00
#26294 Wood, J.R.T. THE WELENSKY PAPERS. A History Of The Federation Of Rhodesia And Nyasaland. Maroon cloth boards. 1320pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown hiding behind dustwrapper fold-in, top edge dusty else a Fine unmarked copy in VG+ dustwrapper (minor wear, fading, no chips, tears, or loss). An excellent copy in all respects. Graham Publishing. Durban 1983 stated 1st edition. isbn 0620064102
Based upon Sir Roy Welensky's private papers this describes the brief but significant life of the Federation. Southern Rhodesia was slow to abandon racial practices and the British Colonial Office was determined to advance rapidly to independence all of its colonies on the basis of universal adult suffrage. Always hostile to the Federation, African nationalism flowered in the post-Suez climate. The inevitable result was Macmillan's concessions to Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia. In the aftermath of the fall of the Federation the Southern Rhodesians were inexorably driven to the Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1995.
£60.00
#26367 Wylie, Jill. (Illus. Sue Ross). CALL-OF-THE-MARSH. Life With A Basenji. Black cloth boards. 302pp illustrated line drawings. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edged spotted, VG in G-VG dustwrapper (white rear marked, worn along top edges, no major loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1979. isbn 9780869201916
A canine classic, Author's story of her special Basenji and their exploits in rescuing animals caught in snares in the Rhodesian bush.
£15.00
#2380 Sallo Epstein & Co. CHURCH SQUARE, PRETORIA. Postcard. 138mm wide x 90mm high in clear plastic pocket. Used, with message to front. G-VG condition, shows minor handling and storage marking, some light foxing. Sallo Epstein Durban nd. early 1900s.
Sallo Epstein & Co became the largest publisher of postcards of South Africa and Transvaal, producing over 2,000 postcards in black & white collotype, some hand coloured.
£5.00
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MISCELLANEOUS AFRICANA

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#2379 Barclay's Bank International Ltd. RHODESIA. Folding map. 435mm wide x 410mm high in stiff navy card covers to 80mm wide x 235mm high. VG condition, map totally unmarked. Barclay's Bank International. nd. c.1970s.
Card covers advertise Barclays, front of map shows Rhodesia at a scale of 1:2500000, the verso shows town plans for Salisbury, Bulawayo, Umtali, & Gwelo with locations of bank branches. Spare non-map space devoted to further Barclays advertising.
£10.00
#26359 Dann, H.C. THE ROMANCE OF THE POSTS OF RHODESIA. British Central Africa And Nyasaland. and: The Cancellations Of The Rhodesias And Nyasaland. Chocolate cloth boards. 311pp illustrated 8vo, Bookplate to front pastedown else a near Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper (very minor wear to head of spine which is just slightly tanned. no chips. tears, or loss). Books of Zimbabwe. Bulawayo 1981. Newly Set Reprint Edition Combining The 1940 And 1950 Editions, Respectively, Of The Above Works. as originally published by Frank Godden and Robson Lowe. isbn 9780869202203
'The Romance ...' is a standard reference work. In addition to the many pictures of postal significance, over 1300 cancellations are described of which about 150 are illustrated. Date stamps of particular rarity are noted. Some of the places mentioned have long since become ghost towns or have changed their names. It has been brought up to 1949 and includes the date-stamps of the R.A.F. camps in Rhodesia.
£35.00
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MISSIONARY TRAVEL AND ENDEAVOURS

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#26325 Livingstone, David. (Ed. J.P.R. Wallis). THE ZAMBEZI EXPEDITION OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE 1858-1863. Volume 2. The Journals Continued With Letters And Despatches Therefrom. Gilt on red cloth boards. teg. front & bottom edges rough-cut. some ff unopened as usual. p.213 to p.462. illustrated coloured plates & foldout map at rear. large 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown, minor fading to spine and as a line at top of front board else a VG+ copy. no dustwrapper. excellent folding map with no tears or marks. Central African Archives. Oppenheimer Series Number Nine. Chatto & Windus. London 1956.
His Journal from 30th October 1861. Contains the five small notebooks C.1 to C.5 which overlap in time the dates covered by the larger journals but which fill in some time gaps and supply substantial additions. Bibliography & Index (covers both volumes).
£30.00
#26408 Mhlagazanhlansi. (Dr. Neville Jones) (Illus. M. Paddon). MY FRIEND KUMALO. (Sidelights On Matabele Tradition). Black cloth boards. 126pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge dusty, a VG copy in dustwrapper (spine fading, wear at head and tail of spine, no tears or loss). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Reprint of the 1944 edition with new Publisher's Introduction & portrait of the author.
A highly informative work on Matabele oral tradition which grew out of the close friendship of Rev. Mtompe Kumalo, an African minister of Hope Fountain Mission near Bulawayo, and his missionary colleague Dr Jones. An account of Matabele life with its folk-lore and linguistic curiosities is unfolded in chapter such as: The History Of The Matabele People; The Kings, What Manner Of Men Were They?; The Organisation Of The Matabele Nation; The Great Ceremonies Of The Matabele; and Notes On Matabele Superstitions, Sindebele Proverbs, and Craftsmenship. Included are sections on Domestic Life and Politics.
£24.00
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NATURAL HISTORY

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#26440 Broadley, D.G. & Cock, E.V. SNAKES OF RHODESIA. Printed linen wraps. 152pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate inside front wrap else a VG copy. Bundu Series. Longman Rhodesia. Salisbury 1975 1st edition. isbn 0582641611
A field guide to snakes of the region.
£10.00
#26442 Cooper, Richard. BUTTERFLIES OF RHODESIA. Printed linen wraps. 138pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate inside front wrap else a VG copy. Bundu Series. Longman Rhodesia. Salisbury 1973 1st edition.
Well illustrated with colour photographs. With over 400 species in the country this probably only illustrates a selection of same.
£5.00
#26436 Ginn, Peter. BIRDS OF THE HIGHVELD. Printed linen wraps. 124pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate inside front wrap else a VG copy. Bundu Series. Longman Rhodesia. Salisbury 1972 1st edition. isbn 9780582608900
An introductory field guide covering the more common birds and grouping them by habitat for easier identification.
£5.00
#26441 Ginn, Peter. BIRDS OF THE LOWVELD. Printed linen wraps. 103pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate inside front wrap else a VG copy. Bundu Series. Longman Rhodesia. Salisbury 1974 1st edition. isbn 9780582641136
An introductory field guide covering the more common birds and grouping them by habitat for easier identification.
£5.00
#26443 Hattle, Jack. WAYWARD WINDS. Printed linen wraps. 138pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate inside front wrap, also neat ownership inscription, else a VG copy. Bundu Series. Longman Rhodesia. Salisbury 1972 1st edition. isbn 9780582640856
Deals with the weather!
£5.00
#26335 Jubb, Rex A. (Illustrated by Hilda M. Jubb). ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE FRESHWATER FISHES Of The Zambezi River, Lake Kariba, Pungwe, Sabi, Lundi, And Limpopo Rivers. Gilt dec. green cloth boards. 171pp illustrated b/w photos, line drawings, coloured plates, maps. 8vo. No inscription, a lovely clean VG+ copy, four square corners, in lesser dustwrapper (worn & rubbed - especially rear, chipped around head and tail of spine, no major loss or tears but has kept the book in nice condition). Stuart Manning. Bulawayo 1961.
£12.00
#26438 Kenmuir, Dale. & Williams, Russell. WILD MAMMALS. A Field Guide And Introduction To The Mammals Of Rhodesia. Printed linen wraps. 136pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate inside front wrap else a VG copy. Bundu Series. Longman Rhodesia. Salisbury 1975 1st edition.
£5.00
#26444 Linley, Kay. & Baker, Bryan. FLOWERS OF THE VELD. Printed linen wraps. 120pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate inside front wrap else a VG copy. Bundu Series. Longman Rhodesia. Salisbury 1972 1st edition. isbn 9780582640917
£5.00
#26437 Pinhey, Elliot SOME WELL KNOWN AFRICAN MOTHS. Printed linen wraps. 116pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate inside front wrap else a VG copy. Bundu Series. Longman Rhodesia. Salisbury 1975 1st edition. isbn 9780582641716
An introductory field guide covering the more common moths.
£5.00
#26447 Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. WILD FLOWERS OF RHODESIA. A Guide To Some Of The Common Flowers Of Rhodesia. Navy blue cloth boards. pp unnumbered. oblong illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. a VG+ copy in G-VG dustwrapper (general wear especially at head and tail of spine, no major loss or tears). Longmans Rhodesia. Salisbury 1976 1st edition. isbn 0582641233
Copy 109 of 250. Limitation stamp on ffep. Signed by both authors on title page. Illustrated 193 colour plates. Does not cover trees or shrubs, excludes aloes. Allows to identify some of the more showy indigenous plants. Most species are commonly found although some attractive rarer items have been included. Each species is illustrated on facing page to the description which includes appearance, habitat, flowering times, distribution, similar and related species, and any commercial & medicinal uses.
£30.00
#26446 Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. WILD FLOWERS OF RHODESIA. A Guide To Some Of The Common Flowers Of Rhodesia. Printed wraps. pp unnumbered. illustrated oblong 8vo. Bookplate inside front wrap. scuff to front wrap, contents unmarked. overall a near VG copy. Longmans Rhodesia. Salisbury 1976 1st edition. isbn 9780582641235
Illustrated 193 colour plates. Does not cover trees or shrubs, excludes aloes. Allows to identify some of the more showy indigenous plants. Most species are commonly found although some attractive rarer items have been included. Each species is illustrated on facing page to the description which includes appearance, habitat, flowering times, distribution, similar and related species, and any commercial & medicinal uses.
£5.00
#26366 Rayner, Richard. (Illustrated Eleanora Alexander). THE VALLEY OF TANTALIKA. Gilt title on red cloth boards. illustrated. 8vo. No inscription. top edge spotted, a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (some minor wear along top edge, no chips, loss, or tears). Books of Zimbabwe. Bulawayo 1980 1st edition. isbn 9780869202166
A modern classic, this tells the story of the animals dispossessed of their land by the rising waters behind Kariba dam. Lovely illustrations.
£10.00
#26445 Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (Illus. by B.S. Lurie and J.M. Maynard). POISONOUS PLANTS OF RHODESIA. Large saddle-stapled booklet, 64pp illustrated 20 coloured drawings. No inscription. wraps tanned, contents unmarked. a VG copy. Ministry of Agriculture. Reprint from 1965 issue of the Rhodesia Agricultural Journal.
Covering conditions which give rise to plant poisoning, prevention of plant poisoning and treatment of animals suffering from plant poisoning, the authors then list approximately 77 plants, naming the family, some historical information, toxicity, symptoms, post-mortem lesions, and treatment.
£10.00
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ACADEMIC JOURNALS

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#26354 The Rhodesiana Society. RHODESIANA. Publication No.2 Of The Rhodesia Africana Society. Printed wraps, 41pp softcover 8vo booklet. illustrated. No inscription. wraps marked, soiled. contents excellent. Books Of Rhodesia, June 1974. Facsimile Reprint of the 1957 edition. isbn 0869200984
Articles include: R. Howman, The Effects Of History On The African. A.S. Hickman, Some Notes On Police Pioneer Doctors And Others. 'Regulus', Frank William Baxter V.C. Hugh Pollett, The Mazoe Patrol.
£15.00
#26355 The Rhodesiana Society. RHODESIANA. Publication No.3 Of The Rhodesia Africana Society. Printed wraps, 42pp softcover 8vo booklet. illustrated. A VG unmarked copy. Books Of Rhodesia, June 1974. Facsimile Reprint of the 1958 edition. isbn 0869200992
Articles include: Brother F. Berghegge S.J. Account Of A Journey In Central Africa. Colonel A.S. Hickman, Norton District In The Mashona Rebellion. N.H. Brettell, Three Rhodesian Poets.
£15.00
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POLITICAL & SOCIAL

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#26368 Greenfield, J.M. TESTIMONY OF A RHODESIAN FEDERAL. Dark blue cloth boards. 259pp. illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to ffep. top edge spotted, 4 square corners, a VG copy in lesser dustwrapper (rubbed, no loss or chips or tears). Men Of Our Time Series Volume 1. Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1978.
Foreword by Prof. Edwin S. Munger of California Institute of Technology. Coming at the end of an era of minority rule, this account covers a broader canvas than the title would suggest.
£10.00
#26397 Hills, Denis. THE LAST DAYS OF WHITE RHODESIA. Sea-blue cloth boards. 187pp 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown, a VG copy in matching glossy dustwrapper (chipped at head of spine else excellent). Chatto & Windus. London 1981. isbn 9780701125547
Travelling alone in his battered beetle through Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries, author is reckoned to have "penetrated the elaborate and stifling social systems of its regime" and came away with "a unique view of the final days of Rhodesia's most turbulent colony". (jacket blurb).
£15.00
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REFERENCE WORKS

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#26381 Baxter, T.W. & Burke, E.E. GUIDE TO THE HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF RHODESIA. Gilt on black cloth boards. 527pp 8vo. No inscription. top edge spotted. VG+ condition in G-VG dustwrapper (dusty, spine darkened, no chips, loss, or tears). National Archives Of Rhodesia. Salisbury 1970.
A detailed index to material by name. Abstract listings and useful appendices of material held but not yet catalogued, additional material on microfilm, and others. All alphabetically arranged. Over 800 record groups with a biographical sketch or introductory note to each person or body that created or owned the papers.
£22.00
#26391 Davis, Alexander. THE DIRECTORY OF BULAWAYO AND HANDBOOK TO MATABELELAND 1895-1896. Decorated grey boards. 220pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge dusty else a conservatively VG copy with excellent contents in Good dustwrapper (rubbed, general wear, no chips, loss, or tears). Books of Zimbabwe. Bulawayo 1981. Facsimile edition of the 1896 edition with a new Publisher's Introduction and illustrations. isbn 9780869202074
The first directory published in Rhodesia, contains the expected directory contents and supporting advertisements. There are then a number of articles and Proclamations preceding or following this: J.W. Howard, Occupation Of Mashonaland. History Of Bulawayo. James Dawson, Lo Bengula And His Times. A Report By Mr John Hayes Hammon On The Mineral Resources Of Mashonaland & Matabeleland. Copy Of Agreement Signed By Lobengula With The Imperial Government. Lobengula's Concession To Messrs Rudd Maguire & Thompson. Copy Of Charter Granted To The British South Africa Company By The Imperial Government. Law For The Admission Of Attorneys. Transit Roads From Mafeking. Cape Government Railways Express Route To Bulawayo And Salisbury Via Kimberley And Mafeking. Notes Of A Journey From Bulawayo To Cape Town Via Johannesburg.
£20.00
#26402 Fothergill, Rowland J. THE MONUMENTS OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA. Gilt on grey cloth boards. 128pp illustrated b/w photos, map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. 4 square corners. VG condition in G+ dustwrapper (inked price on front, tanned, general wear, no major loss or tears). The Commission For The Preservation Of Natural And Historical Monuments And Relics. Bulawayo 1953.
The book groups these into five categories; distinctive & beautiful scenery, rock paintings & engravings, ruins, the Matabele invasion & occupation, the European occupation. 60 items listed. At the rear is a list of 69 registered monuments with the loose cyclostyled list continuing with items numbered 70 to 119.
£15.00
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ZIMBABWE ZAMBIA & MALAWI (THE RHODESIAS, NYASALAND, THE FEDERATION)

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#26091 Baxter, T.W. & Turner, R.W.S. RHODESIAN EPIC. Maroon cloth boards. 239pp illustrated 4to. No inscriptions, bookplate to front pastedown, preliminary pages tanned. 4 square corners, top edge dusty. VG condition in lesser dustwrapper (worn, loss to head of spine, surface tear on front). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1966.
A history from pre-colonial times to the 1920s. Heavily illustrated with minimal text this is a graphic illustration particularly of the 19th & 20th centuries.
£10.00
#26292 Boggie, Jeannie M. FIRST STEPS IN CIVILISING RHODESIA Being A True Account ... Gilt on blue skivertex boards. 364pp illustrated 4to. No inscription, 4 square corners. top edge dusty else VG condition in Good dustwrapper (spine well tanned, spine ends chipped but no major loss or tears). A very nice copy beneath the dustwrapper. Kingstons Ltd. Bulawayo 1966 4th edition.
... Of The Experiences Of The Earliest White Settlers - Men, Women, And Children - In Southern And Northern Rhodesia.
£70.00
#26428 Bond, Geoffrey. (Illus. Don Johnson). REMEMBER MAZOE. The Reconstruction Of An Incident. Green cloth boards. 164pp illustrated b/w photos. drawings. maps on eps. 8vo. No inscription. a clean G-VG copy in Good dustwrapper (spine tanned, minor insect depredations, no major loss or tears). Pioneer Head. Salisbury 1973.
The 1896 Mashona Rebellion, the events that led to it, and the Mazoe Patrol.
£15.00
#26319 Bulpin, T. V. TO THE BANKS OF THE ZAMBEZI. Printed cloth boards. 441pp illustrated large 8vo. Externally worn, contents excellent. a clean Good copy. Nelson. Johannesburg 1965.
A romanticised history of Rhodesia.
£10.00
#26328 Burrows, Edmund H. THE MOODIES OF MELSETTER. Gilt device on red cloth boards. 204pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to verso of half-title page. overall a VG+ copy with 4 square corners in Poor dustwrapper (has kept the book clean, but heavily worn and with loss to middle of spine). Balkema. Cape Town 1954.
The Moodie's arrived at the Cape in 1817 from the Orkney Islands and moved in the Eastern Cape before trekking to Rhodesia. A history of the family which includes genealogical tables and also an alphabetical list of mechanics and labourers brought to the Cape Of Good Hope in 1817 by Captain Benjamin Moodie.
£45.00
#26407 Colquhoun, Archibald R. MATABELELAND: THE WAR AND OUR POSITION IN SOUTH AFRICA. With Sketchmap Of The Country. Tan cloth boards. 167pp 12mo. Bookplate to front pastedown. Externally a little dusty, G-VG condition. foldout map excellent. no dustwrapper as issued. a sound clean copy. Reprint No.40. The State Library. Pretoria 1969. Facsimile of the original 1894 publication.
Archibald Colquhoun was the first Administrator of Mashonaland, having accompanied the Pioneer Column invested with a commission from the British South Africa Company to assume such duties.
£50.00
#26375 Croxton, Anthony H. RAILWAYS OF RHODESIA. The Story Of The Beira, Mashonaland, And Rhodesia Railways. Orange cloth boards. 315pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. 4 square corners, VG+ in matching dustwrapper (spine fading, no chips, tears, or loss). A well above-average copy. David & Charles. Newton Abbott 1973. (Note. d/w spine clearly indicates 'Purnell'). isbn 9780715360255
Author held senior positions in Rhodesia Railways for 35 years. The Beira, Mashonaland, And Rhodesia Railways was part of Rhodes dream of a Cape to Cairo railway which was never fully realised. Nevertheless the BMR opened up a great span of land-locked territories in the centre of the continent. Draws on recollections of many involved with the railway over its life.
£40.00
#26384 Gelfand. Michael. NORTHERN RHODESIA IN THE DAYS OF THE CHARTER. A Medical And Social Study 1878-1924. Blue cloth boards. 291pp illustrated, foldout map at rear. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. edges dusty, conservatively a VG copy in G+ dustwrapper (spine soiled, sello marks inside, no chips, loss, or tears). contents excellent, map unmarked. Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1961 stated first printing.
Author describes the coming of the missionaries, the extirpation of slavery and the slave trade, the growth of communications and industry, political developments, the creation of town life and education: and the impact of all of this upon the untutored African. Overall looks at the origins of Northern Rhodesia before the British Government assumed full responsibility for this part of Africa
£25.00
#26389 Gibbs, Peter. THE BULAWAYO CLUB. A History. Blue cloth boards. 125pp illustrated 8vo. The dustwrapper has stuck to the boards due to damp which shows inside the boards, but text is unaffected. Thus a clean reading copy only. The Bulawayo Club for private distribution on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Club. 1970.
Author was a member of the Club. Has a label on the ffep stating "Presented To Kingwilliamstown Club, with the Compliments of the Chairman, Committee and Members of the Bulawayo Club". Various interesting appendices dealing with membership &c.
£15.00
#26414 Hole, Hugh Marshall. THE MAKING OF RHODESIA. Maroon cloth boards. No inscription. spine a little faded and soft at lower end. a very clean VG copy, no dustwrapper. excellent foldout map at rear. Cass Library of African Studies. General Studies No.43. Frank Cass. London 1967. New impression of the 1926 1st edition. isbn 9780714610917
An early history of Rhodesia and its colonisation. Hole was given access to early records of the British South Africa Company - for which he worked in any case.
£25.00
#26322 Letcher, Owen. (Illustrated by Rose Martin). WHEN LIFE WAS RUSTED THROUGH. A Tale Of Northern Rhodesia And The Beira And Mashonaland Railways. Printed white boards. 54pp illustrated small 8vo. No inscriptions. a super-clean VG+ copy in lesser dustwrapper (tanned, minor insect attrition along top edges). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1973.
Reset by the publishers and not a facsimile of the original rare 1934 edition (150 copies only) as often believed. The page border design and scraperboard illustrations are superb. The original Author intended the book as a tribute to the BMR and its human milestone marker graves .., "Ghosts of men who worked and knew, The fever-swamp, the sickening jar, that came when life was rusted through, Upon the lonely B.M.R." (Cullen Gouldsbury).
£10.00
#26370 Maclean, Joy. (Illus. A.J. Bundock). THE GUARDIANS. A Story Of Rhodesia's Outposts - And Of The Men And Women Who Served In Them. Green cloth boards. 305pp. illustrated plates, line drawings, map. 4to. Bookplate to front pastedown, top edge dusty, 4 square corners, VG+ condition in lesser dustwrapper (spine faded, spotted, & chipped to head thereof, rubbed, no major loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974 1st edition. isbn 9780869201121
An absorbing history of the Southern Rhodesian Native Department and its serving members. The author, a Native Commissioners wife, spent 23 years on various remote stations with her husband.
£22.00
#26439 Ransford, Oliver. & Steyn, Peter. HISTORIC RHODESIA. Printed linen wraps. 70pp illustrated 8vo. A VG copy. Bundu Series. Longman Rhodesia. Salisbury 1975 1st edition. isbn 9780582641723
An outline of Rhodesian history.
£5.00
#2378 (Rhodesia National Tourist Board). RHODESIA'S INYANGA MOUNTAINS. Stapled 6pp colour brochure 250mm high x 180mm wide. 17 coloured pictures with map & text. Creased down the middle, has been folded, else VG condition. nd. c.early 1970s.
Tourist brochure illustrating the area. Showcases hotels, amenities, beauty spots &c.
£5.00
#2377 Rhodesia National Tourist Board. RHODESIA. Chimanimani Mountains - Gazaland, Sabi Valley. Stapled 6pp colour brochure 250mm high x 180mm wide. 12 coloured pictures with map & text. VG condition. Rhodesia Calls. nd. c.early 1970s.
Tourist brochure illustrating the area. Showcases hotels, amenities, beauty spots &c.
£5.00
#2376 Rhodesia National Tourist Board. RHODESIA. Umtali And The Vumba Mountains. Stapled 6pp colour brochure 250mm high x 180mm wide. 20 coloured pictures with text. Creased down the middle, has been folded softly, else VG condition. Rhodesia Calls. nd. c.early 1970s.
Tourist brochure illustrating the area. Showcases hotels, amenities, beauty spots &c.
£5.00
#26364 Sayce, Katherine. A TOWN CALLED VICTORIA. Or The Rise and Fall of the Thatched House Hotel. Brown cloth boards. 127pp. illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. 4 square corners, VG+ in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed, creased along top edge & head of spine, no chips, loss, or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1978. isbn 9780869201794
A history of Fort Victoria, an account of its founding and first 25 years.
£15.00
#26390 Sinclair. Shirley. (Illus. Pamela Latham & Patricia Van der Ruit). THE STORY OF MELSETTER. Green skivertex boards. 197pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge dusty else a VG copy in worn Good only dustwrapper (rubbed, chipped, minor loss at tail of spine else complete and has kept the book itself very clean). M.O. Collins. Salisbury 1971.
Melsetter is a pioneer settlement in the hills and faces the Chimanimani mountains on the eastern border of Southern Rhodesia, an agricultural community. This is the story from its founding, and is very well illustrated.
£20.00
#26306 Storry, J.G. THE SHATTERED NATION. Purple cloth boards. 175pp illustrated b/w 8vo. No inscriptions, top edge dusty and minor shelf-wear. a G+ copy in dustwrapper (rubbed, spine faded, no loss or tears). Timmins. Cape Town 1974. isbn 9780869780954
An informal history of the Matabele. Njube, son of Lobengula and a pretender to the throne of the Matabele was along with other sons exiled to Cape Town by Rhodes. He later was given a farm in Port Alfred where he died from tuberculosis, a broken man. He was buried at the 'native cemetery' in Grahamstown.
£8.00
#26332 Tanser, G.H. A SCANTLING OF TIME. The Story Of Salisbury, Rhodesia. 1890 to 1900. Red deluxe maroon skivertex binding. 276pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. 4 square corners, VG+ overall in Good dustwrapper (rubbed, worn at head of spine & edges, closed tear to bottom front). Pioneer Head. Salisbury 1974 reprint. isbn 0869180010
Traces the history of Salisbury (now Harare) from 1890 to 1900. Precedes the Author's 'A Sequence Of Time'.
£16.00
#26331 Tanser, G.H. A SCANTLING OF TIME. The Story Of Salisbury, Rhodesia. 1890 to 1900. Red deluxe maroon skivertex binding. 276pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. 4 square corners, VG+ overall in Good dustwrapper (rubbed, worn at head of spine & edges, no major loss or tears). Pioneer Head. Salisbury 1974 reprint. isbn 0869180010
Traces the history of Salisbury (now Harare) from 1890 to 1900. Precedes the Author's 'A Sequence Of Time'.
£18.00
#26330 Tanser, G.H. A SEQUENCE OF TIME. The Story Of Salisbury, Rhodesia. 1900 to 1914. Red deluxe maroon 'leather' binding. 299pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. 4 square corners, VG+ overall in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed, worn at head of spine). Pioneer Head. Salisbury 1974. isbn 0869180029
Traces the history of Salisbury (now Harare) from 1900 to 1914. Follows on from the Author's 'A Scantling Of Time'.
£20.00
#26308 Zeederberg, H. (Harry). VELD EXPRESS. Pale yellow cloth boards. 246pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. a VG copy in Good dustwrapper (rubbed, chipped at head of spine, no major loss or tears). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1971.
Zeederberg coaches played a role in the early years of the Transvaal and Northern Cape. They were commissioned by Cecil Rhodes to open up transport in Mashonaland. Amid attacks by lions and elephants, highwaymen & tribesmen, using zebra to haul the coaches, this paints an exciting picture of transport in those days.
£15.00
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RHODESIANA REPRINT LIBRARY (SILVER SERIES)

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#26273 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. No inscription, 4 square corners. minor spotting to a few pages only. VG+ in VG dustwrapper (partial dib in front gutter, minor wear only). 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.
£40.00
#26274 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. No inscription, 4 square corners. minor spotting to prelims. VG+ condition in VG- dustwrapper (dib in rear gutter, spine faded, no tears or loss). excellent map. 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 0869201328
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 against 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 maneuverings 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.
£15.00
#26279 Gale, W.D. ONE MAN'S VISION. The Story Of Rhodesia. Argent title & dec. royal blue cloth boards. 288pp illustrated plates 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners. minor spotting to eps else VG condition in VG- dustwrapper (spine faded, no chips tears or loss but has lost glossy surface around top of spine). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1976. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Silver Series) Volume Twelve (12). Reduced format 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.
£12.00
#26275 Green, Elsa Goodwin. RAIDERS AND REBELS IN SOUTH AFRICA. Argent title & dec. brown cloth boards. 208pp illustrated plates. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners. minor spotting to prelims. VG condition in lesser dustwrapper (spine faded, no 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.
£15.00
#26276 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. No inscription, top corners bumped, minor spotting to eps else VG condition in dustwrapper (rubbed, worn at head and tail of spine, no tears or loss). 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.
£12.00
#26278 Olivier, S.P. MANY TREKS MADE RHODESIA. Argent title on green cloth boards. 170pp illustrated plates. 8vo. No inscription, corners bumped, minor spotting to eps thus VG only in G++ dustwrapper (spine faded, corners and top & bottom of spine worn, no tears or loss). 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. 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.
£50.00
#26277 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 inscription, 4 square corners, eps tanned, 2 minor dibs top of spine through dustwrapper. minor spotting to eps hence VG condition in dustwrapper (spine faded, no chips, tears or loss). all fold-out maps excellent. 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. Rolin 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.
£20.00
#26280 Thompson, Matabele. (Ed. Nancy Rouillard). MATABELE THOMPSON. An Autobiography. Stone cloth boards. 293pp illustrated plates, fold-out map at rear. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, one wormhole in the front and out the back, minor spotting to eps else VG condition in dustwrapper (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.
£25.00
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TRAVEL & EXPLORATION

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#26426 Baines, Thomas. EXPLORATIONS IN SOUTH-WEST AFRICA. An Account Of A Journey In The Years 1861 And 1862 From Walvisch Bay, On The Western Coast To Lake Ngami And The Victoria Falls. Gilt title on green blind stamped boards. xiv + 535pp. illustrated plates, 3 foldout maps. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. 4 square corners, a VG+ copy in G-VG dustwrapper (spine darkened, edges rubbed, no loss or tears). excellent unmarked maps. Heritage Series Volume VI. Pioneer Head. Salisbury 1973. Facsimile edition of the 1864 Longman Green edition with a new introduction by Frank Bradlow and additional colour plates.
Copy No. 525 of 1000. Colour reproduction of Baines painting The Motjohaara Or Damara Mother Tree, and of an envelope posted from Cape Town to his mother.
£65.00
#26424 Balfour, Alice Blanche. TWELVE HUNDRED MILES IN A WAGGON. Gilt decorated magenta cloth boards. xix + 265pp illustrated coloured frontis, foldout map, drawings. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. lower spine a bit compressed, else a VG+ copy in G++ dustwrapper (spine darkened & shows damp marking, chipped at head and tail, no loss or tears). excellent foldout map. Heritage Series Volume II. The Pioneer Head. Salisbury 1970. facsimile of the Edward Arnold 1895 edition
Copy No.555 of 1500.Describes a leisurely trip from Kimberley to Umtali including the initial stay at the Cape, the rail trip to Kimberley, a visit to Basutoland and the final onward journey to Beira and Zanzibar. The Author comments perceptively on all that she saw and provides excellent drawings to illustrate her story.
£40.00
#26374 Decle, Lionel. THREE YEARS IN SAVAGE AFRICA. Gilt title on tan cloth boards. 593pp illustrated frontis, plates, 2 foldout maps. 8vo. No inscription. shelfwear, overall a VG copy in G- dustwrapper (heavily rubbed, loss at top of spine, no tears). The two folding maps are present and excellent. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Five (35). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Facsimile of the 1900 Methuen 1st edition with new Publisher's Introduction and Foreword.
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.
£22.00
#26411 Mauch, Carl. (Ed. E.E. Burke) (Transcribed & Translated. E. & F.O. Bernhard). THE JOURNALS OF CARL MAUCH. His Travels In The Transvaal And Rhodesia 1869-1872. Pale blue cloth boards. 314pp illustrated plates, maps. tall 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge spotted. spine faded to pattern from dustwrapper. an excellent sound clean copy, G-VG overall, in unattractive dustwrapper (chipped, loss at head of spine, stained lower rear, no major loss or tears, has at least kept the book clean). The two maps in rear pocket are as new. National Archives of Rhodesia 1969.
Translated from copies of the original journals in the Linden Museum, Stuttgart. Thus available in English for the first time. "The journals include the first detailed description of Zimbabwe to which Mauch adds his views on origin, and are copious with geological and botanical descriptions, which are among the earliest known for the areas traversed. His description of the route from Zimbabwe to Senna is the first to be recorded, and he establishes the presence of gold in north-eastern Mashonaland". Includes Journals 1,2,3, & 4. followed by: Appendix A. Mauch's Journey By Water From Potchefstroom To The Diamond Fields On The Vaal (1870/1871). Appendix B. Mauch's First Impressions Of Zimbabwe (1872). Appendix C. Carl Mauch's Geological Observations (1869-1872). Appendix D. Notes On The Botany Of Mauch's Journals. Appendix E. Bibliography.
£45.00
#26346 Mauch, Karl. (F.O. Bernhard. Editor & translator). KARL MAUCH African Explorer. Gilt on grey patterned boards. 247pp. illustrated frontisplate. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners. top edge dusty. VG condition in bright dustwrapper (minor wear along top edge & over head of spine, no chips, tears, or loss). C. Struik. Cape Town 1971. isbn 9780869770023
Copy No.1446 of 1500. A companion volume to Mauch's manuscript Journals 3 & 4 as published by the National Archives of Rhodesia, this contains 'News of and Letters written by Karl Mauch, as published in Petermann's Geographical News (Geographischen Mittheilungen) prior to Mauch's return to Germany. Justus Perthes, Gotha 1866-1872'. Also: 'Preliminary Notes on the Ruins of Zimbabwe, by Karl Mauch, Gotha, 17 January 1873' from the Transactions of the Berlin Society of Anthropology, Ethnography and Prehistory. Also: 'Ergaensungsheft No 37 to the Geographischen Mitteilungen'.
£25.00
#26347 Mauch, Karl. (F.O. Bernhard. Editor & translator). KARL MAUCH African Explorer. Gilt on grey patterned boards. 247pp. illustrated frontisplate. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners. top edge dusty. VG condition in bright dustwrapper (minor wear along top edge & over head of spine, no chips, tears, or loss). C. Struik. Cape Town 1971. isbn 9780869770023
Copy No.160 of 1500. A companion volume to Mauch's manuscript Journals 3 & 4 as published by the National Archives of Rhodesia. This contains 'News of and Letters written by Karl Mauch, as published in Petermann's Geographical News (Geographischen Mittheilungen) prior to Mauch's return to Germany. Justus Perthes, Gotha 1866-1872'. Also: 'Preliminary Notes on the Ruins of Zimbabwe, by Karl Mauch, Gotha, 17 January 1873' from the Transactions of the Berlin Society of Anthropology, Ethnography and Prehistory. Also: 'Ergaensungsheft No 37 to the Geographischen Mitteilungen'.
£25.00
#26425 Oates, F. (Ed. C.G. Oates). MATABELE LAND AND THE VICTORIA FALLS. From The Letters And Journals Of Frank Oates. (A Naturalist's Wanderings In The Interior Of South Africa). Gilt & brown decorated avocado green cloth boards. xiiii + 383pp illustrated colour frontis, plates, drawings (mostly by Author), 4 foldout maps. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. offset to eps. 4 square corners. a VG+ copy in Good dustwrapper (spine faded, chipped at ends, edges worn, no major loss or tears). excellent folding maps. Heritage Series Volume III. The Pioneer Head. Salisbury 1971. Facsimile reprint of the Kegan Paul 1881 edition.
Copy No.415 of 1500. In 1873 Frank Oates and his brother sailed from Southampton on board the Union Company's steamship "African" for Durban. Their journeying took them through Natal, the Transvaal, then northwards through the eastern Kalahari and across the Matopos into Matabeleland. Various appendices, each illustrated with coloured plates, include: George Rolleston, Ethnology. R. Bowdler Sharpe, Ornithology. Alfred Gunter, Herpetology. J.O. Westwood, Entomology. D. Oliver, Botany.
£35.00
#26422 Selous, Frederick Courtenay. TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE IN SOUTH-EAST AFRICA Being The Narrative Of The Last Eleven Years Spent By The Author On The Zambezi And It's Tributaries; With An Account Of The Colonisation Of Mashunaland And The Progress Of The Gold Industry In That Country. Gilt decorated tan cloth boards. xviii + 503pp illustrated drawings, coloured frontis. foldout map. Bookplate to front pastedown. 4 square corners, a VG+ copy in Poor dustwrapper (spine tanned, heavy wear at head of spine which includes long tear down rear fold adjacent to spine). Heritage Series Volume V. Pioneer Head. Salisbury 1972. facsimile edition of the Rowland Ward 1893 edition
Limited edition No.258 of 1000.
£55.00
#26394 Stubb, Henry. (Ed. Edward C. Tabler). TO THE VICTORIA FALLS VIA MATABELELAND. The Diary Of Major Henry Stabb, 1875. Chocolate cloth boards. 268pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown (largely hidden beneath dustwrapper fold-in). Some marks to boards but overall conservatively a VG copy with as-new contents in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed, some wear, no loss or tears). C. Struik. Cape Town 1967.
Major Stabb was an officer in the 32nd Regiment (Duke of Cornwall's) Light Infantry stationed in King William's Town. In 1875 with companions he made a hunting trip to the Transvaal and Matabeleland with the Victoria Falls as their aim. He kept a diary which tells about their hunting experiences, the place visited and inhabitants met. His observations on Lobengula and on the inhabitants of Matabeleland and Northern Bechuanaland have historical value.
£22.00
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MILITARY (REGIMENTAL HISTORIES, MILITARIA, WARS IN AFRICA)

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#26430 Bond, Geoffrey. THE INCREDIBLES. The Story Of The 1st Battalion, The Rhodesian Light Infantry. 159pp illustrated softcover. Bookplate inside front wrap. wraps rubbed, contents unmarked, a G-VG copy. Sarum. Salisbury 1977.
The informal story of the formative years up as far as the start of Operation Hurricane. Roll of Honour.
£50.00
#26345 Bulpin, T.V. (Ed). (Illus. Penny Miller). OUTPOST. Stories Of The Police Of Rhodesia. Printed boards. 293pp illustrated large 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. minor wear to edges, spine fading, overall clean G-VG condition. excellent contents. no dustwrapper as issued. a fairly attractive copy. Books of Africa. Cape Town 1970.
Individual stories taken from the BSAP regimental magazine 'Outpost' reflecting the adventures and character of the Rhodesian police force.
£45.00
#26302 Cole, Barbara. THE ELITE. The Story Of The Rhodesian Special Air Service. Blue cloth boards. 449pp illustrated colour & b/w photos, maps. large 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. a VG copy in lesser dustwrapper (chipped & worn around head of spine). Three Knights. Amanzimtoti 1984. isbn 0620074213
Covers the history of the Rhodesian SAS from early days in the Western Desert during World War 2, through the years of decolonisation by the British. Includes detailed coverage on ops during the guerilla war. Roll of Honour.
£10.00
#26303 Daly, Lt.Col. Ron Reid. (Peter Stiff). SELOUS SCOUTS TOP SECRET WAR. As Told To Peter Stiff. Brown cloth boards. 432pp. illustrated colour & b/w photos. 8vo. Galago 1982. 1st edition thus. isbn 0620057718
The Selous Scouts were the top unit in the bush war with the objective of the clandestine elimination of terrorists. They never received official recognition before being informally disbanded as part of the settlement agreement with Robert Mugabe.
£45.00
#26334 Gibbs, Peter. THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA POLICE. Volume One. The First Line Of Defence 1899-1903. Printed orange & white on navy paper-covered boards. 266pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. 4 square corners. top edge dusty else a conservatively VG copy in poor pictorial dustwrapper (worn with loss at head of spine). British South Africa Police. Salisbury 1972 1st edition.
Formed in 1899 as the British South Africa Company's Police, this volume covers the occupation of Mashonaland, Umtasa's Kraal, the Mashonaland Mounted Police, the occupation of Matabeleland, Pitsani, The Jameson Raid, the Matabele & Mashonaland Rebellions, Cannon Kopje, and the Relief of Mafeking.
£30.00
#26377 Gibbs, Peter. THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA POLICE. Volume Two. The Right Of The Line 1903-1939. Printed orange & white on navy paper-covered boards. 244pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge dusty, 4 square corners. VG+ in G-VG dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, no chips, tears, or loss). Kingstons, for the British South Africa Police. Salisbury 1974 1st edition. isbn 9780797400252
The story of the BSAP is the story of growing up - the transformation of a mounted infantry regiment into an efficient professional police force. Nevertheless the period covers military involvement in the 1914-1918 war when the BSAP conducted a bloodless invasion of German South-West Africa; and then - by the raising of two BSAP Service Companies, and by the secondment of many members to Rhodesian military forces - participated in fighting in German SWA.
£30.00
#26284 Hamley, Richard. THE REGIMENT. An Outline Of The History And The Uniforms Of The British South Africa Police. Printed boards. 120pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate to front pastedown, externally unattractive, dulled and with severe insect attack particularly to spine and edges. contents are excellent. Books of Africa 1971 1st edition.
Deals with each of: Bechuanaland Border Police, The British South Africa Company's Police, The Pioneer Corps, The Mashonaland Mounted Police, The Mashonaland Constabulary, The Volunteers, The Matabeleland Mounted Police, The Matabeleland Constabulary, Matabeleland Native Police, The Rhodesia Horse Volunteers, The British South Africa Police.
£30.00
#26304 Hickman, A.S. RHODESIA SERVED THE QUEEN. Volumes 1 & 2. Rhodesian Forces In The Boer War 1899-1902. Gilt title & device on green cloth boards. xx + 384pp. xvii + 354pp. illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown of both volumes. minor wear only, eps tanned & top edge dusty, contents excellent. both volumes VG condition in Good only dustwrappers (spines faded, rubbed, chipped, spine of vol.2 damp marked, no major loss or tears). Contents are in excellent condition, folding map still extant with no tears or marks Government of Rhodesia / Rhodesian Army. Salisbury 1970 & 1975.
Volume 2 "From Mafeking Until The End Of The War On 31st May 1902". The The result of considerable research and field work this 2-volume official history of Rhodesian involvement in the Anglo Boer War of 1899-1902 is detailed and contains many illustrations, maps, and useful appendices.
£200.00
#26400 Hoste, Skipper. (Ed. N.S. Davies). GOLD FEVER. 143pp illustrated softcover 8vo. Bookplate inside front wrap. VG+ condition. Pioneer Head. Salisbury 1977 isbn 9780869180136
'Skipper' Hoste was Captain of 'B' Troop of the Pioneer Corps and in charge of the flag-raising ceremony at Fort Salisbury on September 13th 1890. This book was written before his death and subsequently edited by his grandson. It is a personal account of the occupation and settlement of Rhodesia, including the search for gold after the disbandment of the Pioneer Corps.
£20.00
#26459 Locke, Peter G. & Cooke, Peter D.F. FIGHTING VEHICLES AND WEAPONS OF RHODESIA 1965-80. Printed wraps. 152pp softcover illustrated A4 format. errata. Fine condition. P&P. Wellington NZ 1995.
Covers fighting vehicles from armoured Austin A60s to specialist military vehicles, firearms, anti-ambush weapons, mines and munitions, miscellaneous technology which includes bullet-resisting glass, radios, &c
£45.00
#26405 Owen Christopher. (Ed. Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks). THE RHODESIAN AFRICAN RIFLES. Chocolate cloth boards. 75pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. offset to eps. a VG copy in lesser dustwrapper (rubbed, handled, no chips, loss, or tears). Famous Regiments Series. Leo Cooper. London 1970 1st edition. isbn 9780850520170
Covers the five years from the birth of this askari regiment and its service in South East Asia (Burma) during World War 2.
£10.00
#26318 Shay, Reg. & Vermaak, Chris. (Comment. Sir Roy Welensky). THE SILENT WAR. Part 1. Shadow Of Zimbabwe (Reg Shay). Part 2. Poqo (PAC) And The Great Revolution (Chris Vermaak). ANC, Communism And The Year Of Liberation (Chris Vermaak). Green cloth boards. 267pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate front pastedown. a Good clean copy in frail worn dustwrapper. Galaxie Press. Salisbury 1971
The authors trace the history of terror and intimidation in Rhodesia,, South Africa, South West Africa, Mozambique & Angola. A comprehensive study of the causes and effects which have led to the rise of terrorism in the south of the African continent. Sir Roy Welensky, once Prime Minister of the Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland, contributes a chapter forecasting the future of the subcontinent (a consummate politician, he has analysed correctly but hedges his bets on the eventual outcome).
£10.00
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HUNTING & BIG GAME, CONSERVATION

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#26427 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 front pastedown. four square corners. top edge dusty. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (mild tanning to top of spine, slight wear there also, no loss or tears). Heritage Series Volume IV. The Pioneer Head, Salisbury 1972. Facsimile of the 1875 Edmonston & Douglas edition.
Copy No.642 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.
£85.00
#26358 Pitman, Dick. WILD PLACES OF ZIMBABWE. Pale grey cloth boards. 192pp. illustrated colour frontis, b/w photos, maps. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge dusty, fep excised, else conservatively VG in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed, no chips, loss, or tears). Books of Zimbabwe. Bulawayo 1980 1st edition. isbn 9780869202241
Looks at conservation of Zimbabwe's wild places in the light of the then recent bush war, and increasing urbanisation.
£15.00
#26423 Selous, Frederick Courteney. (Illustrated by E. Caldwell). AFRICAN NATURE NOTES AND REMINISCENCES. Peach buckram boards. xxx + 356pp illustrated plates, 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. bump across both bottom edges. overall conservatively VG condition in Good only dustwrapper (spine darkened, wear at head & tail of spine, insect depredations across top of front, minor tear, no major loss or tears). Heritage Series Volume I. Pioneer Head. Salisbury 1969. facsimile edition if the Macmillan 1908 edition
Copy No.295 of 2112. From Czech: A wide-ranging work that discusses everything from the colouration of African big game to the extinction of some species in South Africa. There are plenty of big-game hunting episodes, which Selous uses to accent his chapters on Cape buffalo, black rhinoceros, and lion, among others. Written at a time when there was a noticeable depletion of the great game herds, he becomes almost lyrical in his longing for the old days: "but no man will ever again sit by a camp fire near one of the little rivers....eating prime pieces of fat elephant's heart, roasted on a forked stick, nor watch the great white rhinoceroses coming to drink just before dark nor lie and listen to herd after herd of elephants drinking and bathing in the river near the camp".
£20.00
#26305 White, A.C. CALL OF THE BUSHVELD. Light blue cloth boards. 269pp illustrated b/w drawings & photos. tall 8vo. No inscriptions, VG condition in Good only dustwrapper (worn, rubbed & used, spine tanned and chipped). A lovely clean copy beneath the dustwrapper. A.C. White. Bloemfontein 1951 3rd edition.
Illustration by C.T. Astley Maberley. An early (and most interesting) item where the writer shows ecological sensibilities to the destruction of game that was manifest at that time in the British colonies engaged in the tsetse fly eradication programme.
£10.00
#26371 Wilson, Vivian J. (Illus. Paddy Wilson). ORPHANS OF THE WILD. The Story Behind Chipangali. Brown cloth boards. 254pp illustrated small 4to. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge dusty, 4 square corners, VG+ condition in G++ dustwrapper (generally worn, no loss or tears). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1977, the true 1st edition. isbn 9780869201626
In 1973 the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage was founded by Viv & Paddy Wilson in then Bulawayo, Rhodesia, and was at the time the only wild life orphanage of its kind in Southern Africa.
£10.00


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