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Catalogue of books about Africa Q250 2nd August 2018

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TRANSVAAL

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#26453 Cooper, Alan. & Vieler, Douglas. A CENTURY OF BROTHERHOOD 1895-1995. Centenary History Of The District Grand Lodge Of The Transvaal Under The United Grand Lodge Of Antient Free And Accepted Masons Of England. Gilt on maroon skivertex boards. 252pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. small label ffep. minor spine lean, some marks to lower edge and on a number of pages. thus a VG copy in Good dustwrapper (worn especially at spine ends, shows damp stains internally). Centenary Committee c.1995.
Covers periods by its Grand Masters, then by each individual lodge.
£60.00
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WESTERN CAPE

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#26323 de Villiers, Simon A. ROBBEN ISLAND. Out Of Reach, Out Of Mind. A History Of Robben Island. Blue cloth boards. 169pp. illustrated 4to. No inscription. a Good clean copy in matching dustwrapper (general wear especially along edges). Struik. Cape Town 1971 stated 1st edition. isbn 9780869770092
Covers events through to the end of the 19thC during which time the island was used variously as a leper colony, asylum, infirmary, prison, and a general haven for the unwanted. Bibliography and other informational appendices.
£16.00
#26392 Tapson, Winifred. (Illus. Leng Dixon). TIMBER AND TIDES. The Story Of Knysna And Plettenberg Bay. Printed paper covered boards. 199pp illustrated b/w photos, drawings, fold-out genealogy chart at rear for George Rex. Bookplate to ffep. G+ condition in lesser dustwrapper (worn, stained, loss at head and tail of spine). contents excellent Juta. Cape Town 1961 1st edition.
Covers the subject areas of George Rex of Knysna, allegedly the son of King George III and Hannah Lightfoot, and the ships associated with this port. Interesting chapter on local shipwrecks
£10.00
#26449 Worden, Nigel. & Groenewald, Gerald. (Eds). TRIALS OF SLAVERY. Selected Documents Concerning Slaves From The Criminal Records Of The Council Of Justice At The Cape Of Good Hope, 1705-1794. Gilt title on chocolate cloth boards. 681pp. tipped-in frontis. 8vo. No inscriptions. top edge shows minor spotting else a Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper with minimal wear. Van Riebeeck Society (VRS). Second Series No.36. Cape Town 2005. isbn 0958452237
A collection of 87 verbatim records of trials involving slaves at the Cape during the 18th century. The cases are drawn from the exceptionally rich archives of the Council of Justice at the Cape of Good Hope under the rule of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), and illuminate not only the grim details of crime and punishment at the Cape in that century, but also abundantly details telling features of the lives, labours, languages and outlook of slaves and other inhabitants of the Dutch colony. Reading these case records provides glimpses of these slaves as flesh and blood people instead of as a faceless, silent mass, the object only of outsiders' observations and enumeration. The transcriptions are printed in the original Dutch, each with an English translation.
£20.00
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EASTERN CAPE

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#24872 Leibbrandt, H.C.V. THE REBELLION OF 1815 GENERALLY KNOWN AS SLACHTERS NEK. A Complete Collection Of All The Papers Connected With The Trial Of The Accused; With Many Important Annexures. Blue cloth boards. 979pp 8vo. foldout map at rear. Front board detached, preliminary pages loose but all present, thus Poor condition. MAP MISSING. Cape Town, London, 1902.
The records of the 1815 uprising at Slachtersnek which is about 5km north east of Cookhouse in the Somerset East district. The handling of this event by the authorities and the harsh sentences imposed embittered the Afrikaners towards the British colonial administration of the time.
£20.00
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NATAL & ZULULAND

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#26454 Shamase, M.Z. ZULU POTENTATES From The Earliest To Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu. Printed wraps. 170pp softcover. Bookplate inside front wrap else a clean VG copy. S.M. Publications. Durban 1966 1st edition. isbn 970620206280
In this work an exposition of the reign of each Zulu potentate is interspersed with izibongo (praise poems) which can be useful to the historian. As concentrated historical texts they provide the definitive statement of what the people of the time thought of the king.
£60.00
#26451 Volker, Walter V. THE "COTTON GERMANS" OF NATAL. From Bramsche To New Germany: The Story Of The Bergtheil Colonists And Their Descendants 1848-2006. Printed wraps. 723pp A4 format. English & German text, but genealogies all in English. No inscription. VG+ condition. Self. Pretoria 2006. isbn 9780620362986
Die "Baumwolldeutschen" Von Natal. From Bramsche Nach Neu-Deutschland: Die Geschichte Der Bergthei Kolonisten Und Ihren Machkommen. The story of an intrepid group of 187 individuals who reached the shores of Natal in March 1848 on board the barque "Beta". Most came from the cotton-milling town and district of Bramsche in the Kingdom of Hanover in northern Germany and had been encouraged to make this new beginning by Jonas Bergtheil who had the grand scheme of starting a cotton growing and milling enterprise in this new colony. Ultimately the experiment was to prove a failure but all of the settlers decided to stay on in their newly adopted country. This work contains a brief history, maps and photographs, data, a bibliography and stories of the earliest days as recounted by the older settlers. The largest part of this publication is devoted to an extensive collection of the genealogies of the 43 families involved in the enterprise including that of Bergtheil and the Rev. Posselt. A collection of over 1200 individuals with a comprehensive index and additional information on many of them. The descendants of the original families made a significant contribution to Natal and further afield.
£100.00
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GENERAL AFRICANA (HISTORY, UNCLASSIFIED)

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#26339 Huxley, Julian. AFRICA VIEW. Black cloth boards. 455pp. erratum slip. illustrated photos, foldout map at rear. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. pages tanned. a Good clean sound copy, map excellent with no tears. Chatto & Windus, London 1931 1st edition.
The author traveled to East Africa, ostensibly to advise on certain aspects of native education. His account ranges far beyond that and is a major commentary on British East Africa at that time.
£12.00
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ANTHROPOLOGY, RELIGION, MYTH & LEGEND

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#26448 Dargie, David. XHOSA MUSIC. Its Techniques And Instruments With A Collection Of Songs. 235pp softcover 8vo. No inscription. tanned, generally VG condition. original tape cassette not included. David Philip 1988. isbn 0864861028
Outlines the techniques of the music, including the only use of overtone singing in African traditional music, which are studied from the African and Western musicological viewpoints. In its rhythms, its instrumental and singing techniques, Xhosa music is at the same time typically African and yet in many ways unique.
£20.00
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ARTS & CRAFT

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#26456 Greig, Doreen E. HERBERT BAKER IN SOUTH AFRICA. Gilt title on black skivertex boards. xvi +276pp illustrated 4to. No inscription. 4 square corners. eps foxed. overall VG+ in Good only dustwrapper (considerable wear to top edges and around head of spine, stains inside show through to rear panel, no major loss or tears, reasonable shelf or table appearance). Purnell. Cape Town (1970). isbn 9780360001039
Copy No.1742 of 2000. A well illustrated history of Baker's work and time in South Africa.
£40.00
#26291 Nilant, F.E.G. DIE HOUT- EN LINOSNEE VAN J.H. PIERNEEF. Stone buckram boards with Balkema device to front. 197pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate to front pastedown. eps tanned & a little tanned externally on board top edges, splash to top of text-block, else near VG in Good dustwrapper (worn and chipped along edges, spine soiled. no loss but some insect attrition on fold-in edges). Contents unmarked, overall G-VG condition. A.A. Balkema. Cape Town 1974.
Afrikaans text. 165 items illustrated and discussed. "Pierneef painted Africa. His landscapes were different from anything seen in paint before. Baines, Oerder and others had painted the same scenes, but Pierneef saw them with new eyes. He created an original style out of this new subject matter”.
£195.00
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BIOGRAPHY (DIARIES, MEMOIRS, FAMILY & COMPANY HISTORIES)

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#26301 Cartwright, A.P. THE FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN. The Life And Times Of Sir Percy Fitzpatrick. Black gilt cloth boards, 256pp illustrated large 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. A G-VG copy in worn dustwrapper (chipped, rubbed, &c. no major loss or tears). Unmarked clean contents. Purnell. Cape Town 1971. isbn 0360001505
Author of 'The Transvaal From Within', Fitzpatrick's life spanned momentous years in South Africa's history. Renowned for his South African'ness his career involved bank clerk, gold digger, newspaper editor, a partner in gold mining finance, a member of parliament, and a pioneer in the citrus industry. The 2-minute armistice silence originated with his suggestion. Nevertheless he is most well remembered as author of 'Jock Of The Bushveld' and for his role as secretary of the Reform Committee.
£10.00
#26344 Crossley, Julian. & Blandford, John. THE DCO STORY. A History Of Banking In Many Countries 1925-71. Printed boards, 339pp illustrated 4to. Top edge dusty else a Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (worn & chipped along top edge, crease to lower front, no major loss or tears). Barclays Bank International Limited. London 1975. isbn 9780905002002
Surveys as a whole the development of 'DCO' (Dominion, Colonial, and Overseas) from the time of its creation as an 'empire bank' to its emergence as an international bank.
£15.00
#26406 Helme, Nigel. THOMAS MAJOR CULLINAN. A Biography. Blue cloth boards. 269pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. G-VG condition in dustwrapper (rubbed, chipped, worn especially along edges, no loss or tears). McGraw-Hill. Johannesburg 1974.
Famed for the Premier diamond mine east of Pretoria, Sr Thomas Cullinan was a man of many talents. Tells of the discovery of diamonds east of Pretoria, the subsequent history and development of the mine, and its eventual acquisition by De Beers.
£8.00
#26431 Markham, Beryl. WEST WITH THE NIGHT. 293pp softcover. Bookplate inside front wrap. rear scuffed to card lower edge. an excellent clean reading copy. Virago. London 1984 reprint. isbn 9780860685418
"Did you read Beryl Markham's book, West with the Night? ...She has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer. I felt that I was simply a carpenter with words, picking up whatever was furnished on the job and nailing them together and sometimes making an okay pig pen. But this girl, who is to my knowledge very unpleasant and we might even say a high-grade bitch, can write rings around all of us who consider ourselves as writers ... it really is a bloody wonderful book." Ernest Hemingway.
£5.00
#26383 Marlowe, John. CECIL RHODES. The Anatomy Of Empire. Plum cloth boards. 304pp 8vo. No inscription. top edge dusty, bottom edge marked with cokey line (new bookshop cancellation). overall G-VG condition in Good dustwrapper (chipped & worn especially at spine ends, rubbed, faded to spine, no major loss or tears). Elek. London 1972. stated 1st edition. isbn 9780236154494
This book is a study of British imperialism during the last three decades of the nineteenth century as illustrated by the career of Cecil Rhodes. Not intended as a definitive biography of Rhodes, he nevertheless features prominently as the book's central character. The rise and fall of Cecil Rhodes runs parallel with the high summer and early autumn of British imperialism, and the author captures the hectic atmosphere of those days in Southern Africa.
£10.00
#26434 Metelerkamp, Sanni. GEORGE REX OF KNYSNA. The Authentic Story. Cream cloth boards, 303pp, illustrated with b&w photos. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. General wear and handling apparent, a G+ copy in Good only dustwrapper (rubbed, chipped, clipped, no major loss or tears). Howard Timmins. Cape Ton 1963 1st edition.
Could this man have changed the course of history? Perhaps the mystery will never be completely cleared up, but this book will make many people wonder if George III really married Hannah Lightfoot, the lovely Quakeress, and if so....
£10.00
#26420 Millais, J.G. LIFE OF FREDERICK COURTENAY SELOUS. Gilt on royal blue cloth boards. xi + 387pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. a VG+ copy in Poor dustwrapper (heavy wear, chipped, loss around head of spine). Pioneer Head. Salisbury 1975. facsimile reprint of the 1918 Longmans Green edition with a new Introduction. isbn 9780869180075
Copy No.293 of 1000. A full biography of the man, not limited to his life and experiences in Africa, from childhood to death in action in German East Africa, 1917.
£25.00
#26376 Rivett-Carnac, Dorothy E. HAWK'S EYE. Yellow cloth boards, 178pp illustrated small 4to. No inscription. A Good clean copy in worn dustwrapper (rubbed, chipped to head & tail of spine), no major loss or tears). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1966 1st edition.
The life story of Lord Henry Charles Somerset - second son of Henry Beaufort, 5th Duke of Beaufort (governor of the Cape Colony from 1814 to 1826). He participated in every Frontier War from 1819 until 1852 as a member of the Cape Mounted Rifles. The sobriquet for Colonel Somerset implies a peculiar species of hawk famous for its keen sight and its activity.
£10.00
#26382 Robinson, A.M. Lewin. (Ed). THE LETTERS OF LADY ANNE BARNARD TO HENRY DUNDAS. From The Cape And Elsewhere 1793-1803. Together With Her Journal Of A Tour Into The Interior And Certain Other Letters. Gilt on terracotta boards, half rexine. 303pp illustrated b/w plates etc. large 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown, neat owner's signature ffep. 4 square corners, very minor fading detected to front, overall VG, no dustwrapper. Balkema. Cape Town 1973.
Newly edited with an introduction and notes. Lady Anne Barnard was the wife of Andrew Barnard, newly appointed Secretary of the Colony. In the absence of Lady McCartney, the wife of Earl McCartney - newly appointed as a civil Governor of the Cape - she became the de facto First Lady of the Cape. Her letters supply us with an unrivalled picture of life at the Cape at the turn of the 18th Century. They were no less a source of information to her intimate friend Henry Dundas, Secretary for War and the Colonies, back in London.
£15.00
#25897 Thurman, Chris. GUY BUTLER. Reassessing A Literary Life. 374pp softcover. As-new unread copy. University of KwaZulu Natal Press 2010. isbn 9781869141837
The book makes use of Butler's private correspondence and unpublished archive material, combining biographical insight with criticism of his publications in various genres to offer a balanced explication of his life and work. Several copies available.
£10.00
#26387 Van Der Byl, Piet. THE SHADOWS LENGTHEN. Mango cloth boards. 164pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to ffep. top edge dusty, G-VG condition in Good dustwrapper (bright, small loss from top of spine, rubbed especially rear, no tears). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1973 1st edition.
The third volume of author's autobiography, commencing with the fall of the Smut's government after World War 2.
£6.00
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EAST & CENTRAL AFRICA

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#26350 Harlow, Vincent. Chilver, E.M. & Smith, Alison. (Eds). HISTORY OF EAST AFRICA. Volume II. Printed green wraps. 766pp softcover. Bookplate inside front wrap. ff tanned, spine fading, a VG copy. Oxford University Press 1976 reprint. isbn 9780198227137
The second volume of a 3-volume history. a standard work. Essays include: D.A. Low, British East Africa: The Establishment Of British Rule 1895-1912. D.A. Low, Uganda: The Establishment Of The Protectorate 1894-1919. W.O. Henderson, German East Africa 1884-1918. O.F. Raum, German East Africa: Changes In African Tribal Life Under German Administration 1892-1914. C.C. Wrigley, Kenya: The Patterns Of Economic Life 1902-1945. George Bennett, Settlers And Politics In Kenya Up To 1945. John Middleton, Kenya: Changes In African Life 1912-1945. Cyril Ehrlich, The Uganda Economy 1903-1945. R.C. Pratt, Administration And Politics In Uganda 1919-1945. Kenneth Ingham, Tanganyika: The Mandate And Cameron 1919-1931. Kenneth Ingham, Tanganyika: Slump And Short-Term Governors 1932-1945. Margaret L. Bates, Tanganyika: Changes In African Life 1918-1945. J.E. Flint, Zanzibar 1890-1950. Various useful appendices on Kenyan land policy, the British mandate for East Africa, currency equivalents, & Ministers and principle officials responsible for East African affairs 1895-1945. [See #26349, Oliver et al, for Volume 1).
£25.00
#26329 Holman, Dennis. THE ELEPHANT PEOPLE. Orange cloth boards, 226pp, illustrated 8vo. A sound copy with unmarked contents. However rated Poor because the rear board has been damp-marked and looking unattractive, the rear of the dustwrapper is also affected (price-clipped else complete and with no major loss or tears). However it remains a clean reading copy if a bit musty. John Murray. London 1967 1st edition.
This is the story of the first real contact between white men and the elephant people of Kenya, the Liangulu, when Tsavo was declared a National Park in 1948. In an effort to save an animal species from extinction, a unique tribe of men are probably being destroyed and there is a plague of elephants.
£20.00
#26351 Hunter, J.A. & Mannix, Dan. AFRICAN BUSH ADVENTURES. Maroon cloth boards. 252pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge dusty, VG in dustwrapper (price-clipped, tanned, general light wear along edges & spine-ends, rear soiled, no loss or tears). Hamish Hamilton. London 1954 2nd imp.
Author's collection of stories of the opening of up of East Africa as seen through the eyes of early pioneers.
£20.00
#26333 Huxley, Elspeth. WHITE MAN'S COUNTRY. Volume 1 1914-1931. Volume 2 1870-1914. Lord Delamere And The Making Of Kenya. 2 volumes. green cloth boards. 315pp & 333pp. 2 foldout maps to Vol.1 and also 2 foldout maps to Vol.2. Bookplate to front pastedown of both volumes. top edges dusty hence VG copies in lesser dustwrappers (For Vol.1 soiled, spines tanned & stained. For Vol.2 similar but with significant loss to centre of rear). Chatto & Windus. London 1968 with new Preface. isbn 0701108347
Not merely a biography of Lord Delamere, but so wide in scope as also to be a history of Kenya. Interestingly this was the author's first published book. Lord Delamere, the son of The 2nd Baron Delamere and his wife, Augusta Emily Seymour, moved to Kenya in 1901 and acquired vast land holdings from the British Crown. Over the years, he became the unofficial 'leader' of the colony's European community. He was famous for his tireless labours to establish a working agricultural economy in East Africa and was the undisputed, but unofficial, leader and spokesman for Kenyan settlers for 30 years
£70.00
#26349 Oliver, Roland. & Mathew, Gervase. (Eds). HISTORY OF EAST AFRICA. Volume I. Gilt on navy cloth boards. 500pp 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. 4 square corners, top edge dusty, VG condition, no dustwrapper. a nice copy. Oxford University Press 1971 from corrected sheets of the first edition (1963). isbn 9780198216155
The first volume of a 3-volume history. a standard work. Essays include: S.J.K. Baker, The East African Environment. Sonia Cole, The Stone Age Of East Africa. G.W.B. Huntingford, The Peopling Of The Interior Of East Africa By Its Modern Inhabitants. Gervase Mathew, The East African Coast Until The Coming Of The Portuguese. G.S.P. Freeman-Grenville, The Coast 1498-1840. Roland Oliver, Discernable Developments In The Interior c.1500-1840. Sir John Gray, Zanzibar And The Coastal Belt 1840-84. Alison Smith, The Southern Section Of The Interior 1840-84. D.A. Low, The Northern Interior 1840-84. John Flint, The Wider Background To Partition And Colonial Occupation. Marie De Kiewiet Hemphill, The British Sphere 1884-94. G.S.P. Freeman-Grenville, The German Sphere 1884-98.
£30.00
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FICTION AND CREATIVE WRITINGS

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#26396 Bosman, Herman Charles. MAFEKING ROAD. Black cloth boards. 166pp. Bookplate to front pastedown. 4 square corners. rear board a bit marked, ffep showing offset else a VG copy in matching dustwrapper (minor wear at head of spine else no chips, tears, or loss). a good looking copy. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1969 new edition. isbn 9780798102872
Bosman's best-loved and classic stories about the Marico District of the western Transvaal and Oom Schalk Lourens.
£6.00
#26307 Elliot, Geraldine. (Illustrated Sheila Hawkins). THE SINGING CHAMELEON. A Book Of African Stories Based Upon Local Custom, Proverbs And Folklore. Grey cloth boards. 168pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. a sound & clean G+ copy in lesser dustwrapper (price-clipped, spine tanned, loss to head of spine). Routledge & Kegan Paul. London 1962 reprint. same content as isbn 9780869540671 isbn 9780869540671
A collection of African folk tales for children charmingly illustrated by Sheila Hawkins.
£10.00
#25761 Gordimer, Nadine. THE CONSERVATIONIST. 252pp brown cloth boards 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. a VG+ copy in lesser dustwrapper (shows fading to spine & adjacent and to top edges, shows residue of two small labels to front, no loss or tears). An excellent example among many copies of dubious quality. Jonathan Cape 1974 stated 1st edition. isbn 0224010352
A classic of SA apartheid literature by Booker Prize-winning author. A wealthy white industrialist learns that his place in Africa cannot be bought when an abandoned corpse surfaces on his property.
£20.00
#26461 Gray, Stephen. (Ed). WRITERS' TERRITORY. Edited With Preface And Notes By Stephen Gray. Printed wraps. 199pp. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown Longman, Cape Town 1973 stated first edition. isbn 9780582601369
A selection of writings on Africa. Stories from: Luis de Camoes, David Livingstone, Jules Verne, Rider Haggard, Mark Twain, Joshua Slocum, Olive Schreiner, Rudyard Kipling, Julius Schmidt, David Lytton, Pauline Smith, William Plomer, Eugene Marais, Herman Charles Bosman, Muriel Spark, Alan Paton, Jack Cope, Richard Rive, Athol Fugard, Alan Scholefield, Etienne Leroux, Nadine Gordimer, Barney Simon, Luis Bernardo Honwana, Jan Rabie, J.M.G. Le Clezio. Biographical notes.
£10.00
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MINING & ALLIED

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#26324 Cartwright, A.P. DOCTORS OF THE MINES. A Commemorative Volume ... Gilt on red cloth boards. 169pp illustrated small 4to. No inscription. top edge spotted else a VG+ copy in G-VG dustwrapper (spine faded, wear at head & tail of spine, no major loss or tears). Purnell. Cape Town (1971). isbn 0360001106
... Published In 1971 To Mark The 50th Anniversary Of The Founding Of The Mine Medical Officers' Association Of South Africa. With A History Of The Work Of The Mine Medical Officers.
£16.00
#26343 McNish, J.T. GRAVES AND GUINEAS. Gilt on green skivertex boards. 287pp illustrated 4to. No inscription. square corners, top edge spotted else a VG+ copy in lesser dustwrapper (rubbed, chipped along top edges & some loss to head of spine, but no major loss or tears). C. Struik. Cape Town 1969.
Describes the life of the early diamond diggers, covering Kimberley during the years 1871-1873. An early history of Cecil John Rhodes and other well-known characters of the diamond fields is given.
£15.00
#26378 McNish, J.T. THE GLITTERING ROAD. Green cloth boards. 198pp. illustrated small 4to. No inscription. edges tanned. 4 square corners. a VG copy, no dustwrapper. Struik. Cape Town 1970 1st edition.
Kimberley 1874-1876, a new diamond field era began with deeper mines and a need to solve the conflicting interests generated at the time of the rushes and shallow diggings. The prolonged battle for power began with names like Rhodes, Beit, Barnato, Jameson etc in the foreground.
£10.00
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MISCELLANEOUS AFRICANA

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#26326 Brown, A.C. (Ed). A HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC ENDEAVOR IN SOUTH AFRICA. A Collection Of Essays Published On The Occasion Of The Centenary Of The Royal Society Of South Africa. Blue skivertex boards. 516pp illustrated b/w photos drawings. large 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. a VG copy, very clean, in poor dustwrapper (major closed tears front and rear which can be repaired, no loss). Royal Society Of South Africa. Cape Town 1977.
21 contributed papers cover all scientific fields of endeavour in which South Africans have made outstanding contributions. William J. Talbot, Pathfinders & Pioneers Explorers & Scientists 1487-1976. Vernon S. Forbes, Some Scientific Matters In Early Writings On The Cape. S. Meiring Naude & A.C. Brown, The Growth Of Scientific Institutions In South Africa. J.H. Day, Marine Biology In South Africa. R.F. Lawrence, Insects Arachnids And Peripatus. Douglas Hey, The History And Status Of Nature Conservation In South Africa. B.C. Jansen, The Growth Of Veterinary Research In South Africa. John F. Brock, Some Highlights Of Medical Research In South Africa. Phillip V. Tobias, A Century Of Research In Human Biology And Paleo-Anthropology In Southern Africa. R.A. Dyer, Botanical Research In South Africa In The Twentieth Century. D.M. Joubert, Agricultural Research In South Africa: An Historical Overview. Frank L. Warren, Organic & Biological Chemistry In Southern Africa. M.A. Cluver & T.H. Barry, Advances In South African Vertebrate Palaeontology. S.H. Haughton, South African Geology. A.M. van Wijk, R.W. Vice, & P.H. Stoker, The History Of Geomagnetic Ionospheric & Cosmic-Ray Research In South Africa. Walter Schaffer, A History Of Physics In South Africa. S.P. Jackson, Meteorology & Climatology. R.H. Stoy, Astronomy In South Africa. E.A. Bunt, Some Highlights Of Engineering Research In South Africa. A.C. Brown, The Amateur Scientist. A.V. Hall, A History Of The Royal Society Of South Africa.
£10.00
#25787 Houliston, Victor. THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES. Volume 17. 2007. 98pp softcover. Fine condition. The Southern African Society of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 2007.
Articles include: Arlene Oseman, Magic As Power: The Influence Of Marsilio On Early Modern Conceptions Of The Occult. Eugenie R. Freed, 'If Eve Did Erre Was It For Knowledge Sake': Women's Education And Educated Women In The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries. John Gouws, Religious Authority And Poetic Knowledge: The Alternative Of Nicolas Oldisworth's Farewell To Poetry. Anthony N. Parr, 'Odd Conceits And Crafty Jugglings': The English Nation In Rome In The Late Sixteenth Century. Christopher Thurman, 'God Delay Our Rebellion': Sexuality And Theology In 'All's Well That Ends Well' And 'Measure For Measure'.
£610.00
#20975 Mackenzie, Alison. (Ed). THE SOUTH AFRICAN RACEHORSE. July 1991. Glossy 184pp A4 periodical. VG condition. pp24-32 were bound-in duplicated and have been removed Horsman Publications. 1991.
Special Stallion Edition. We have other copies of this publication, details on request.
£20.00
#18679 Malan, B.D. REPORT OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA. Annual Report No.20. Printed green wraps. double-ended stapled. bilingual 8pp each. Neat small ownership inscription to top front wrap. wraps tanned else VG condition. Department of Education, Arts and Science. Pretoria 1956.
For The Period 1st April 1954 to 31st March 1955. English & Afrikaans texts.
£8.00
#26107 Northern Transvaal Branch Of The Medical Association Of South Africa. (President Dr M.M. Adams). ANNUAL DINNER. November 3rd 1928. 230mm wide x 180mm high printed blue on cream stock, single fold. Lightly tanned else VG condition. 1928.
Polley's Hotel, Pretoria. Shows Toast List, Menu, Wine List.
£10.00
#2373 Thos. Cook & Son (South Africa) Ltd. MUSIC LOVER'S TOUR OF EUROPE. Music Lover's Tour 1952/3 - Programme. 355mm wide x 230mm high, single fold flyer. A little spotted, tanned, but no tears or other marks. VG condition. Thos. Cooke 1952.
"Arranged in collaboration with Mr Ernest Fleischmann, the South African conductor and music critic, and the South African branch of the International Society for Contemporary Music". Thomas Cooke offered an extensive tour departing Cape Town 5th December 1952 by the "Pretoria Castle" and returning there on 5th February by the "Stirling Castle. Venues included Paris, Milan (La Scala Opera House), Rome, Venice, Vienna, Munich, Zurich, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, & London. Operas and concerts were visited at every stop.
£12.00
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MISSIONARY TRAVEL AND ENDEAVOURS

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#26395 Champion, George. (Ed. Alan R. Booth). JOURNAL OF THE REV. GEORGE CHAMPION. American Missionary In Zululand 1835-9. Sea-green cloth boards. 149pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown and gift inscription to ffep. else a conservatively VG copy in Good dustwrapper (spine tanned, some minor stains & wear, no loss or tears). a good clean copy despite limitations noted. C. Struik. Cape Town 1967 1st edition.
George Champion was one of a party dispatched by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (in 1834?) to start a mission near Port Natal, the party arriving in Cape Town on 6th February 1835. They were instructed to keep a daily journal for submission to the Board. Delayed by act of war they only arrived in Port Natal on 21st December 1835. Champion's diary starts on this date. Dingane was never a trustworthy person and his attitude to the missionaries changed almost daily. Champion's diary is a valuable personal insight into Dingane's despotic rule.
£10.00
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NORTH AFRICA

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#26321 Moorehead, Alan. THE BLUE NILE. Plum cloth boards. 308pp illustrated b/w photos, foldout maps. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. a G-VG copy in frail worn dustwrapper. excellent unmarked fold-out map. a sound clean copy. Hamish Hamilton. London 1967 4th imp.
The expansion of western civilisation into territories forgotten or unknown since Roman times led to the French invasion of Egypt in 1798, the Turkish conquest of the Sudan in 1821 and the British expedition to Ethiopia in 1868. This book completes, with the previously published 'The White Nile', a study of the history of the river in the 19thC. Here the Author steps back in time to 1798 and is concerned with events on the Blue Nile and on the main stream that descends from Ethiopia through the Sudan and Egypt to the sea.
£10.00
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NATURAL HISTORY

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#26311 Adams, Jill. WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTHERN CAPE. Veldblomme Van Noord-Kaapland. Softcover. 173 full-page coloured plates. Department Of Nature & Environmental Conservation. Provincial Administration Of The Cape Of Good Hope. Cape Town 1976. isbn 9780620020411
English & Afrikaans text. Illustrations from live specimens growing in the Kimberley area. Index of botanical and common names.
£5.00
#26315 Benson, C.W., Brooke, R.K., Dowsett, R.J., & Irwin, Michael P. Stuart. THE BIRDS OF ZAMBIA. Red cloth boards. 414pp illustrated. Bookplate to front pastedown. Boards show damp marks, contents unaffected. dustwrapper covered contact plastic, a bit cockled. Overall Good only although contents excellent. Wildlife Conservation Society Of Zambia 1971. isbn 9780002110976
A handbook of 699 species. Supercedes the four previously published checklists of birds. This is not a field guide for species identification, rather it gathers together all of the knowledge then available about the species listed - habitat, distribution, subspecies, breeding, references &c. Useful appendices.
£15.00
#26455 Burrows. J.E. SOUTHERN AFRICAN FERNS AND FERN ALLIES. Gilt title on dark green vynide boards. 359pp illustrated colour & b/w drawings and colour photographs. 4to. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. top edge show spotting else a VG+ copy in matching bright glossy dustwrapper (mild rubbing apparent at rear, no chips, tears, or loss). Frandsen Publishers. Sandton 1990. isbn 9780620146166
This book describes ferns growing in forests, in grasslands, on high mountains, species surviving as resurrection plants in extremely arid habitats and a few that are even floating aquatics. The 343 species, including 12 introduced ones, are described and illustrated in detail. Every species is illustrated with colour photographs, and there are over 800 line drawings.
£85.00
#26399 Carter, Nick. THE ARM'D RHINOCEROS. Terracotta cloth boards. 284pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate to front pastedown. G-VG condition in matching dustwrapper (rubbed, general wear, no major loss chips or tears). Andre Deutsch. London 1965 1st edition.
He successfully evolved the method of darting rhinoceros for capture, doing this with a crossbow from foot, Land Rover, or helicopter. Working for the Kenya Game Department, Carter the Darter (as he was known) became famous for his work with rhinoceros such that an episode of the Anglia TV featured him in their 'Survival' series.
£5.00
#26316 Crass, R.S. (Illus. Esme Hennessy & Rosemary Ahrens). FRESHWATER FISHES OF NATAL. Green cloth boards. 167pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. eps tanned, G+ condition in worn G- price-clipped dustwrapper. the folding map is in the rear pocket is as new) and the folding illustration of 3 bass is also excellent. Shuter & Shooter. Pietermaritzburg 1964.
Every known freshwater fish in Natal is identified, its habitat, food, life history, and other related data are given in full. There are also chapters on tackle and methods of fishing, and on aquatic plants and animals.
£10.00
#26352 Dagg, Anne Innis. & Foster, J. Bristol. THE GIRAFFE. Its Biology, Behaviour, And Ecology. Black cloth boards. 210pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. near VG in lesser dustwrapper (spine tanned, minor wear, no chips, tears, or loss). Van Nostrand Reinhold 1976 1st edition. isbn 9780442224318
A specialist book on the subject. Authors carried out extensive field research. An extensive bibliography is given. "Some writers have discovered ugliness and a want of grace in the giraffe, but I consider that he is one of the most strikingly beautiful animals in the Creation .." Gordon Cumming 1850.
£26.00
#26379 Davies, David H. ABOUT SHARKS AND SHARK ATTACK. Red cloth boards. 237pp illus col.b/w photos. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. G-VG clean, in G- dustwrapper (price-clipped, rubbed, loss at head of spine). Shuter & Shooter. Pietermaritzburg 1964.
Author was director of the Oceanographic Research Institute in Durban. A detailed look at research on sharks and their attacks on humans. Well illustrated.
£30.00
#26432 De V. Pienaar, U. THE REPTILE FAUNA OF THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. Monograph No.1. Supplement to Koedoe. Printed wraps. 223pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. ff tanned, worn at head of spine, else a VG copy. The National Parks Board, 1966.
A definitive scientific guide to the reptilian fauna of the Kruger National Park.
£15.00
#26356 Eliovson, Sima. DISCOVERING WILD FLOWERS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Gilt on green skivertex boards. 253pp illustrated colour plates. 4to. Bookplate to front pastedown. sello remains on eps. hence VG only in VG dustwrapper (price-clipped, mild wear only, no major chips, tears, or loss), an attractive copy. Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1969 2nd edition
A review of wild flowers, with over 100 species described and illustrated photographically in colour. Text and illustrations on facing pages. Not a field guide but still a good reference work.
£6.00
#26458 Finch-Davies, Claude Gibney. (Ed. Alan Kemp). THE BIRDS OF PREY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Gilt on brown cloth boards. 339pp illustrated 4to. No inscription. edges show a little foxing else a Fine unmarked copy in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, spine fading, worn along top edges, some minor loss at head of spine, no other chips, no tears). good shelf and table appearance. Winchester Press. Johannesburg (1980). isbn 9780620045780
Copy No.1289 of 1700. a total of 140 coloured plates with extensive text.
£110.00
#16712 James, P.W. & Hawksworth, D.L. (Eds). THE LICHENOLOGIST. Volume 9. 1977. Part 1. Green wraps. Academic library stamp front wrap, else VG+ condition. Academic Press London 1977.
Articles In This Issue Include: T. Ahti, The Cladonia Gorgonina Group And C. Gigantea In East Africa. A. Henssen, The Genus Zahlbrucknerella. B.J. Coppins & A. Vezda, Macentina A Lichen Genus New To Europe. J. Margot, L'Epiphyllie Des Lichens Du Genre Strigula Est-Elle Un Cas De Parasitisme? Quelques Observations Morphologiques. D.L. Hawkesworth, Literature On Air Pollution And Lichens Part 6. O.L. Gilbert, Field Meeting At Lancaster.
£10.00
#26285 Letty, Cythna., Dyer, R.A., Verdoorn, Inez C. & Codd, L.E. WILD FLOWERS OF THE TRANSVAAL. Green buckram boards. 362pp illustrated 174 coloured plates. 4to. Bookplate front pastedown. a G-VG copy in poor dustwrapper (chipped, heavily tanned to spine, soiled, insect depredations) hence a clean sound copy in an unattractive dustwrapper. Wild Flowers Of The Transvaal Book Fund. 1962.
Cythna Letty's botanical drawings are among the best available. Most of the more attractive species of the Transvaal flora are illustrated in colour - 82 families, 282 genera, & 425 species, and others as pencil sketches. A standard reference work.
£20.00
#26450 Maclean, Gordon Lindsay. (Illus. Kenneth Newman & Geoff Lockwood). ROBERTS BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Silver on blue skivertex. lxxx + 77 cold.plates + 871pp. (note this impression has the argent on navy wrapper mimicking the boards). No inscription. the dustwrapper is secured to the boards with transparent protective film. Let us make a virtue out of necessity and say thus extremely useful as a field copy! top edge a little dusty, contents unmarked. Voelcker. Cape Town 1993 6th edition 2nd imp. 1996. isbn 9780620175838
This edition include all plates together, identification keys, 13 indices in various languages including German, Xhosa, & Zulu. The definitive book on South African birds. The newer 7th edition is a huge oversized +5kg volume that needs its own lectern. This 6th edition is still convenient enough to read easily or used as a field guide.
£10.00
#26385 Marais, Eugene. THE SOUL OF THE APE. Introduction by Robert Ardrey. Blue cloth boards. 226pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. a bit dusty, G-VG condition in G+ dustwrapper (spine tanned, marked & dusty, no loss or tears). Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1969 1st edition.
Author's study of the habits of baboons led him to the conclusion that man's subconscious mentality is in fact the primitive, instinctive mind, which has been crowded out by the development of a reasoning intellect during the evolutionary process.
£5.00
#26380 Potgieter, D.J., Duplessis, P.C., & Skaife, S.H. (Comp). ANIMAL LIFE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Green buckram boards. 469pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate to front pastedown. VG condition in G+ dustwrapper (chipped & worn along the top especially at head of spine, no major loss or tears). Nasou. Cape Town 1971 1st edition. isbn 9780625001996
Individual articles by over 40 specialist authors on Invertebrates: lower invertebrates, arthropods, echinoderms. Vertebrates: chordates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals. General: animal fossils, nature conservation in South Africa, South West Africa. A well-illustrated and detailed review that can be placed technically above the many popular books giving an outline of the subject matter.
£10.00
#26398 Robins, Eric. THE EBONY ARK. Black Africa's Battle To Save It's Wild Life. Olive green cloth boards. 185pp illustrated 8vo. Small neat ownership inscription to front pastedown. VG condition in G-VG shiny dustwrapper (spine faded, general wear, no major loss or tears). Barrie & Jenkins. London 1970. isbn 9780257652252
Foreword by Kenneth Kaunda. "gives a fascinating and hopeful picture of what is being done by individual countries to preserve our heritage of wildlife" (blurb. Almost 50 years later, obviously not enough!).
£5.00
#26413 Spinage, C.A. THE BOOK OF THE GIRAFFE. Blue cloth boards. 191pp illustrated 8vo. errata slip. Neat ownership inscription to front pastedown. a VG copy in shiny G-VG dustwrapper (wear at spine ends, no loss or tears). Collins. London 1968. isbn 9781112616853
A study of the giraffe in history from its appearance in cave paintings and Egyptian art, also a study of the intricate physical characteristics of the animal. An appendix is devoted to the Okapi, its only living relative.
£15.00
#26314 Williams, John G. (Illus. Roger Tory Peterson). A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA. Red cloth boards. 288pp illustrated. No inscriptions. G-VG condition in Good dustwrapper. Collins. London 1969 4th imp.
459 species described and illustrated (179 in colour) that inhabit the area from "Rhodesia to the Red Sea". The text gives details of plumage, size, voice, flight, habitat, & distribution. Notes on field identification for the entire African continent are given for a further 324 allied species.
£5.00
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POLITICAL & SOCIAL

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#26320 Ncube, Don. THE INFLUENCE OF APARTHEID AND CAPITALISM ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF BLACK TRADE UNIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA. Izwi Labasebenzi No.1. Green softcover 176pp. 8vo. Several ownership stamps to preliminary pages else a VG+ copy. Skotaville. Johannesburg 1990 4th imp. isbn 9780947009052
Analyses the historical birth, demise, and re-emergence of Black unions in South Africa: it covers the spectrum of general, industrial and co-ordinating union bodies which emerged to ameliorate the conditions to which black workers were subjected and to serve as countervailing forces to oppose the oppressive power balance.
£10.00
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SPORTS & SPORTSMEN

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#26310 Player, Ian. MEN, RIVERS AND CANOES. Pale blue cloth boards. 147pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate front pastedown. G+ condition in Good only dustwrapper (tanned, worn at head of spine). contents unmarked. Simondium. Cape Town 1964.
Tells of the first journey down the Umsindusi, the forming of the Natal Canoe Club, the conquest of the Umkomaas river, a trip through the wilderness of the Pongola with its hippos. crocodile, and bird life. Also ventures into the history of Tongaland in north-east Zululand.
£10.00
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NAMIBIA ((GERMAN) SOUTH WEST AFRICA)

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#26327 Esterhuyse, J.H. SOUTH WEST AFRICA. The Establishment Of German Authority In South West Africa. Terracotta cloth boards. 262pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. Some offset to preliminary pages. overall G-VG in Good dustwrapper (spine well tanned, wear at head of spine, rear shows handling, no major loss or tears). Struik. Cape Town 1968.
Originally published as a thesis for a Doctorate. Gives a synopsis of events during the first ten years of German administration. A summary is also given of the period from 1880 when the Nama-Herero war broke out until German annexation. This gives a greater understanding of the issues with which the German Imperial government contended in the early years.
£22.00
#26313 White, Jon Manchip. THE LAND GOD MADE IN ANGER. Reflections On A Journey Through South West Africa. Terracotta cloth boards. 308pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. A Good copy in G- dustwrapper (worn, rubbed, chipped, spine tanned, no major loss or tears). George Allen & Unwin. London 1969 1st edition. isbn 9780049160064
A personal travelogue. Travelling by Land Rover along dirt roads the author visited places not then normally accessible to visitors.
£5.00
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TRAVEL & EXPLORATION

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#26410 Campbell, John. TRAVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA Undertaken At The Request Of The Missionary Society. Gilt on green vynide boards. 400pp. illustrated. foldout map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. mild spine lean, a VG- copy in G+ dustwrapper (worn & chipped at head of fading spine, shows damp stain to rear, no loss or tears). Struik Collectanea Volume XLVII (47). C. Struik. Cape Town 1974. facsimile of the Black Parry Hamilton 3rd edition corrected London 1815. isbn 9780869770443
Copy 728 of 1000. Campbell visited and inspected the string of missions established in South Africa by the London Missionary Society. Over a period of 17 months from his arrival in 1812 he recorded much of interest outside of the missionary field. His route took him to the Moravian missions at Groenekloof & Genadendal, thereafter to Bethelsdorp. He crossed the Orange River to Griquatown and other mission stations for the half-caste Hottentots where he had meetings with the Hottentot chiefs. Then he traveled further north to Kuruman, following up with his journey westwards through the desert parallel to the Orange River and finally south along the coast back to Cape Town.
£40.00
#26415 Coupland, Reginald. KIRK ON THE ZAMBESI. A Chapter Of African History. Red cloth boards. 286pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout map at rear. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge dusty, dib to spine near title, overall G-VG condition in G- dustwrapper (spine tanned and frittered at ends, some stains, small loss in spine corresponding to dib, no other major loss or tears). unmarked folding map at rear. Oxford University Press. 1968 reprint.
A biography of Sir John Kirk that principally covers his part in the expedition up the Zambesi in the footsteps of Livingstone. Provides a review of Africa in 1850, then covers the outset of the expedition in 1858, the 'discovery' of Nyasaland (Malawi) in 1859-1860, the climax and end of the expedition 1861, 1862, 1863, finishing with a review of the results of the expedition. Does not cover the subsequent important 20 years of his working life spent in Zanzibar. Interesting sketches and photographs by Kirk reproduced here. Also some letters between Kirk & Livingstone.
£30.00
#26416 Holub, Emil. (Tr. Ellen E. Frewer). SEVEN YEARS IN SOUTH AFRICA. Volume 1. Travels, Researches, And Hunting Adventures, Between The Diamond Fields And The Zambesi. Gilt & black decorated green boards. xxiii + 426pp + 32pp adverts. illustrated plates, folding map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown, hidden beneath dustwrapper fold-in). VG condition in dustwrapper (rubbed along spine edges, no chips, loss, or tears). overall an attractive copy with decent shelf appearance. Africana Reprint Library Volume Four. Africana Book Society. Johannesburg 1975 facsimile reproduction of the Sampson Low 1881 edition with new Foreword. isbn 9780949973146
This volume describes his voyage to Cape Town & Port Elizabeth and then onwards to the diamond fields where he settled and operated a medical practice. For the first of his 3 expeditions (1873) he journeyed from his home at Dutoitspan to Wonderfontein and returned. For the second (1873-1874) his journey was to Shoshong, then in Khama's kingdom, and back again to Dutoitspan. He was a physician, explorer, cartographer, and ethnographer, and with an excellent ability to observe and record.
£20.00
#26417 Holub, Emil. (Tr. Ellen E. Frewer). SEVEN YEARS IN SOUTH AFRICA. Volume 2. Travels, Researches, And Hunting Adventures, Between The Diamond Fields And The Zambesi. Gilt & black decorated green boards. x + 479pp. illustrated plates. 8vo. Externally attractive save for stains on top edge which mark a small area at the top of of each page through much of the book (text not affected). Therefore only a Good copy in lesser dustwrapper (heavily chipped and worn at head of spine). Africana Reprint Library Volume Five. Africana Book Society. Johannesburg 1975 facsimile reproduction of the Sampson Low 1881 edition. isbn 9780949973160
His third and longest journey (1875) took him north to the upper reaches of the Zambesi river and to the Victoria Falls and beyond to the Nambwe Falls, and then of course his return journey. Thereafter he returned to Europe. Emile Holub was from what is now the Czech Republic and is held in high esteem being commemorated both in his home country and in Zambia.
£15.00
#26421 Sandeman, E.F. EIGHT MONTHS IN AN OX-WAGON. Reminiscences Of Boer Life. Gilt & black decorated green boards. xvii + 402pp + 23pp adverts. illustrated plates, foldout map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown (hidden beneath dustwrapper fold-in). top edge dusty & shows minor stains,edges a little spotted hence VG condition only in G+ dustwrapper (rubbed, worn at head and tail of spine, no major loss or tears). excellent unmarked folding map. Africana Reprint Library Volume One. Africana Book Society. Johannesburg 1975 facsimile reproduction of the 1880 Griffiths & Farran edition with new Foreword and Illustrations. isbn 9780949973078
E.F. Sandeman, an English traveller-writer, arrived in Cape Town in 1878 to embark upon a leisurely journey through Natal and the Orange Free State to the Transvaal. Starting his expedition from Pietermaritzburg he travelled north through Escourt and Ladysmith, over the Vaal river to Heidelberg and Pretoria. He then turned east to visit the goldfields of Spitzkop and Lydenberg. He gives entertaining and informative observations on Boer lifestyle and attitudes, on the Bantu societies, and on mining and hunting. This facsimile edition, the first in the Africana Reprint Library series, is beautifully completed with decorated boards, map, publisher's advertisements, all as per the original edition.
£20.00
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SECOND BOER WAR (ANGLO-BOER WAR)

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#26418 Kestell, J.D. THROUGH SHOT AND FLAME. Gilt on burgundy textured boards. xix + 347pp + x. illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown (hidden beneath dustwrapper fold-in). a VG+ copy in G-VG dustwrapper (worn at head and tail of spine and top edge, edges of spine rubbed, no loss or tears). Africana Reprint Library Volume Eight. Africana Book Society. Johannesburg 1976 facsimile reproduction of the Methuen 1903 edition with new Foreword, Introduction to the Author, Illustrations and index. isbn 9780949973214
Originally published in Afrikaans as 'Met De Boeren-Commando's'. He was present at many major engagements and gives memorable accounts of Colenso, of the Boer attempt to break into Ladysmith by storming the Platrand, of his own adventures while on commando and of the "great De Wet hunts". His bitter commentary upon the scorched earth policy of the British (burning farmhouses, killing livestock, and of course the concentration camps) provides a moving counterpoint to the fighting. An educated and sensitive man, minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, he served as chaplain to the Harrismith Commando.
£12.00
#26419 Kestell, J.D. THROUGH SHOT AND FLAME. Gilt on burgundy textured boards. xix + 347pp + x. illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. stain to top edge not affecting pages so a VG copy only in G+ dustwrapper (quite worn at head and tail of spine and top edge, edges of spine rubbed, no major loss or tears). Africana Reprint Library Volume Eight. Africana Book Society. Johannesburg 1976 facsimile reproduction of the Methuen 1903 edition with new Foreword, Introduction to the Author, Illustrations and index. isbn 9780949973214
Originally published in Afrikaans as 'Met De Boeren-Commando's'. He was present at many major engagements and gives memorable accounts of Colenso, of the Boer attempt to break into Ladysmith by storming the Platrand, of his own adventures while on commando and of the "great De Wet hunts". His bitter commentary upon the scorched earth policy of the British (burning farmhouses, killing livestock, and of course the concentration camps) provides a moving counterpoint to the fighting. An educated and sensitive man, minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, he served as chaplain to the Harrismith Commando.
£10.00
#26281 Pakenham, Thomas. THE BOER WAR. 659pp illustrated paperback. No inscription. a sound clean G+ 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.
£7.00
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MILITARY (REGIMENTAL HISTORIES, MILITARIA, WARS IN AFRICA)

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#26452 Huxford, H.J. (Comp), HISTORY OF THE 8th GURKHA RIFLES 1824-1949. Argent title and device on dark green cloth boards. 335pp illustrated plates, maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. Light wear to corners and ends of spine else a near VG copy. All maps present, no tears, correctly folded maps. no dustwrapper. a clean and attractive copy with good shelf and table appearance. Gale & Polden. Aldershot 1952.
A military history with many useful appendices such as Honours & Awards, Commanding Officers, &c.
£180.00
#26457 Mullaly, B.R. BUGLE AND KUKRI. The Story Of The 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles. Argent title and device on green cloth bevelled boards. 492pp illustrated 4to. Gift inscription to ffep. dusty, general wear, G+ condition in Poor dustwrapper (spine darkened, heavily chipped and torn around spine ends especially the lower end which has moderate loss. has kept the book clean). William Blackwood. Edinburgh 1957.
Part 1 189-1939 & Part 2 1940-1953. A detailed regimental history with many appendices including 10th Madras Infantry, regimental traditions and customs, honours & awards, Roll of Honour.
£70.00
#26460 Orpen, Neil & Martin H.J. SALUTE THE SAPPERS. Volume 8 Parts 1 & 2. South African Forces: World War II. Blue cloth boards. 2 volumes. xx + 507pp / xii + 424pp. Illustrated b/w & colour photos. maps, foldout map. Bookplate to front pastedown of both volumes. 8 square corners. top edges dusty, overall VG-F copies in VG dustwrappers (minor wear, some tanning to spine, no major chips. loss, or tears). excellent shelf and table appearance. Sappers Association. Johannesburg 1981/2 1st edition. isbn 9780620053761
Part 1. The formation of the South African Engineer Corps and its operations in East Africa and the Middle East to the Battle of Alamein. Part 2. the Operations Of The South African Engineer Corps In The North African And Italian Theatres Of War From The Battle Of Alamein To The End Of World War II, With A Brief Description Of Subsequent Developments.
£55.00
#26317 Shankland, Peter. THE PHANTOM FLOTILLA. The Story Of The Navy Africa Expedition 1915-1916. Black cloth boards. 224pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate front pastedown. mild spine-lean, overall G+ in G+ dustwrapper (spine faded, slight wear to head & tail of spine, lamination peeling). a decent clean copy. Collins. London 1968. same as isbn given. isbn 9780583115803
In the summer of 1915 the key to success in Central Africa lay in the overwhelming German naval supremacy on Lake Tanganyika. How this was challenged by two motor boats, commanded by an eccentric naval officer, that were hauled 3000 miles overland from Cape Town by steam traction engines and ox trains is the story of one of the strangest naval operations conducted anywhere by the British Royal Navy.
£15.00
#26412 Ziegler, Philip. OMDURMAN Chocolate cloth boards. 237pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to ffep. a VG copy in G- dustwrapper (spine faded, chips & tears, keeping the book clean only). Collins. London 1973. book incorrectly lists isbn 00021161210 isbn 9780002116121
The death of General Gordon in Khartoum at the hand of the forces of the Mahdi is one of the most well-known events of the 19thC. Less well known is the battle, 14 years later, in which Kitchener avenged the murder of Gordon at Omdurman, just across the Nile from Khartoum. A detailed account of this.
£8.00
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HUNTING & BIG GAME, CONSERVATION

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#26429 Akehurst, Richard. RANDOM SHOTS. An Anthology Of Shooting Stories. Green cloth boards. 294pp 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. 4 square corners. some fading to extremities of spine and adjacent, contents excellent. overall G++ but no dustwrapper. W.H. Allen. London 1974. isbn 9780491018814
47 selected stories of which 12 relate to hunting in Africa.
£10.00
#26433 Baldwin, William Charles. (Illus. James Wolf and J.B. Zwecker). AFRICAN HUNTING AND ADVENTURE From Natal To The Zambesi Including Lake Ngami, The Kalahari Desert Etc. From 1852 To 1860. Blind-stamped tan leather with gilt title & device. x + 428pp illustrated plates, folding map. No inscription. top edge a little dusty else a Fine copy in a poor dustwrapper (has maintained condition). C. Struik, Cape Town 1967. facsimile of the Richard Bentley 1894 edition.
Copy No.670 of 750. William Charles Baldwin has an honoured place in the gallery of Africa's great white hunters of the nineteenth century. Arriving in Durban in 1851 he became one of this continent's great travellers, journeying between 12000 and 15000 miles with his wagons during the last three years of his wanderings. In 1860 he earned the distinction of becoming the second known European to reach the Victoria Falls on the Zambezi river.
£50.00
#26289 Barrett, Peter. (Ed). A TREASURY OF AFRICAN HUNTING. Gilt dec. red cloth boards. 260pp illustrated colour & b/w. 4to Bookplate to front pastedown. preliminaries spotted else contents unmarked. VG- in matching dustwrapper (tanned inside, worn at head of spine, no loss or tears). Winchester Press. New York (1979). isbn 0876910061
Twenty-six individual stories, dealing with hunting in Southern, South-Western, East, & Central Africa, with a separate chapter on the 'big five'. Stories by: Jack O'Connor, Elgin Gates, William Fisher, Joe O'Malley, Leslie Tassell, J.C. Rikhoff, Peter Barrett, Pete Brown, Alice Landreth, Erwin Bauer, Frank Delano, & Russell Aitkin - this latter being a survey of African bird hunting.
£20.00
#26386 Blunt, David Enderby. ELEPHANT. Gilt on red cloth boards. 260pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. has been bumped at head of spine. thus G-VG condition in Good dustwrapper (rubbed, worn especially at head & tail of spine. price-clipped). Neville Spearman. London 1971 1st edition thus. A facsimile reprint of the 1933 edition with the original illustrations but strangely without the original title page. isbn 9780854352500
"..., in May 1925 I was offered the appointment of Cultivation Protector in the Elephant Control Scheme section of the Game Preservation Department of Tanganyika ... During my first year as a Cultivation Protector - that is during seven months' actual hunting - I shot ninety elephants. Each year the area under my control was extended and the number of armed Native scouts increased, until the elephant learned to behave themselves ...".
£95.00
#26293 Cott, Hugh B. LOOKING AT ANIMALS. A Zoologist In Africa. Olive green skivertex boards. 221pp illustrated small 4to. Bookplate front pastedown. preliminary pages foxed else contents unmarked. G-VG without dustwrapper. Collins. London 1975. isbn 0002190931
Excellent colour and b/w photographs as well as beautiful pen & ink drawings by the author who was at the time a guest lecturer with Swan Big Game & Birds Safaris operating in Tanzania, Kenya, & Uganda.
£10.00
#26286 Dugmore, A. Radcliffe. CAMERA ADVENTURES IN THE WILDS. Being An Account Of A Four Months' Expedition In British East Africa, For The Purpose Of Securing Photographs From Life Of The Game. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 231pp illustrated 4to. Bookplates to front pastedown. externally quite worn and not impressive, dulled, bumped at corners &c. contents unmarked. William Heinemann. London 1933. 'New and Cheaper Edition'. (complete & abridged, same number of pages as original edition).
Excellent photographs taken at a time when Africa was relatively unspoiled. The author's route took him from Mombasa past Nairobi to Lakes Naivasha & Nakuro, with diversion to Fort Hall and beyond to Meru. Interesting advice on equipping and preparing a similar expedition. The photographic kit comprised a huge reflex camera, plates were developed in camp. Subject matter includes scenery and local inhabitants, but is mostly of wildlife.
£20.00
#26341 Dugmore, A. Radcliffe. THE WONDERLAND OF BIG GAME. Being An Account Of Two Trips Through Tanganyika And Kenya. Maroon cloth boards. 288pp illustrated plates, map. 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. fep excised. foxed throughout but plates not really affected. overall a Good sound reading copy. Arrowsmith. London 1929 reprint.
"With 8 Monochrome Reproductions Of Paintings By The Author, 52 Photographs, And A Map".
£20.00
#26312 Haresnape, Geoffrey. (Ed). THE GREAT HUNTERS. Selected with An Introduction, Biographies and Notes. White cloth boards, 129pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate front pastedown. white boards foxed as are eps. spine-lean, thus Good in G- dustwrapper (spine faded, worn at head & tail, chipped, worn). contents unmarked. Purnell, Cape Town 1974. Elisa Series Vol III. isbn 9780360002326
The author traces the history of game hunting from its earliest beginnings. He touches on great African tribal chiefs, nomadic Voortrekker parties, hunting figures like Cornwallis Harris, Selous and Oswell as well as game conservation, safari-style slaughter and the impact wild animals have made on South African English imaginative prose and poetry.
£10.00
#26288 Harris, Captain W. Cornwallis. PORTRAITS OF THE GAME AND WILD ANIMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Delineated In Life From Their Native Haunts. Green cloth boards. 143pp illustrated 4to. Bookplate to front pastedown. some minor insect attrition along edges, overall near VG in G-VG dustwrapper (fading to front, light rubbing, wear, no chips, tears, or loss). Galago 1986. isbn 9780947020125
Not a facsimile edition. Some editing of archaic words, but retaining original names for places, people, wildlife. The consummate hunter's hunter, Harris slaughtered game in quantities that no one else was ever able to match - mainly because in later years the game had been decimated by the predations of many more hunters. His pictures are reproduced full-page and are very attractive.
£20.00
#26298 Kinloch, Bruce. THE SHAMBA RAIDERS. Memories Of A Game Warden. Blue cloth boards. 384pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown, spine-lean, a Good clean copy in dustwrapper (price-clipped, wear at head & tail of spine, no major loss or tears). Collins Harvill. London 1972. isbn 000261751X
Author tells the story of the struggle to preserve East Africa's wildlife. Over a period of 23 years he was the Chief Game Warden of Tanganyika, Uganda, and of Malawi.
£20.00
#26287 Maxwell, Marius. STALKING BIG GAME WITH A CAMERA IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA With A Monograph On The African Elephant. Gilt on brown cloth boards. 206pp illustrated 117 plates, 3 of them folding out. folding map. Royal 4to. No inscriptions. A clean tightly bound copy but with inevitable external wear (some shelf-wear, soft at head & tail of spine, corners bumped, front board a little faded adjacent to spine). Eps tanned else contents excellent and unmarked with clear ff (no foxing), all illustrations and map unmarked and present. Overall in excellent condition. Images on request. William Heinemann. London 1925. [First published 1924 by The Medici Society Ltd in an imperial quarto edition limited to 550 copies]. Reprinted royal quarto 1925].
"Containing 113 Plates After Photographs By The Author" [sic]. Chapter titles are: A Camera Huntsman's Equipment, First Visit To British East Africa, With Camera After Elephants In Bush Country, Camera Sport With Elephants On The Amala & Mogor Rivers, The Senses Of The African Elephant, Camera Incidents With The Masai Giraffe, Camera Sport With Buffalo And Rhinoceros, Further Experiences With The Rhinoceros Bicornis, Camera Sport With The Hippopotamus, On Safari To The Northern Frontier District, Elephants & The Camera At Abbas Wen, With Camera After Elephants In The Lorian Swamp. The Monograph referred to in the title forms Appendix A at the rear entitled 'Part I. Notes on Elephants', this discusses: Ancestry Of modern elephants, Differences between the Indian & African species, Variable features among elephants, Individual development and ancestral evolution, Breeding habits & age, Mental faculties & disposition of the East African elephant, Geographical distribution in Kenya Colony, & Tusks of the African elephant. Appendix B (according to the title page 'Part II of Appendix A) is entitled 'Part II.Primeval Man And The Pleistocene Elephas' and discusses: Notes on Elephas Antiquus, & The Hunting of the Mammoth. An interesting work of the period, with many superb photographs, not considering the effort to carry huge cameras through the bush, developing in the camp, and the dangers of the wild game.
£100.00
#26338 Mazet, Horace S. WILD IVORY. Black cloth boards. 281pp 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. mild spine lean, 4 square corners. overall G-VG condition in bright G+ dustwrapper (worn at head and tail of spine, minor edge tears top of rear). Robert Hale. London 1973 1st edition thus. isbn 9780709136576
The true story of a young hunter's struggle for survival in the border wilderness of Kenya and Somalia in the years between the two world wars. Losing his professional hunter's status he becomes a poacher to survive and clear his name
£18.00
#26348 Schaller, George B. THE SERENGETI LION. A Study Of Predator-Prey Relations. 480pp large format softcover. Bookplate inside front wrap. wraps worn, spine damp-stained, contents excellent, a Good sound copy. University of Chicago Press 1974. isbn 9780226736402
"Predators are the best wildlife managers," writes George Schaller. They weed out the sick and old and keep herds healthy and alert. Yet the large predators of the world have been and are still being exterminated because they are thought to harm wildlife. Schaller's award-winning work, based on three years of study in the Serengeti National Park, describes the impact of the lion and other predators on the vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle for which the area is famous.
£15.00
#26340 Schillings, C.G. (Tr. Frederic Whyte). IN WILDEST AFRICA. (1-volume edition). With Over 300 Photographic Studies Direct From Author's Negatives, Taken By Day And Night; And Other Illustrations. Three quarter leather over red cloth boards. xvi + 716pp. Bookplate to front pastedown. recased with new end-papers. top front corner worn to board else a sound and fairly attractive copy. good shelf appearance. contents excellent. Harper. New York 1907. One-volume edition.
From Czech: "In his second work on photographing and hunting game in East Africa, Schillings captures the essence of the African landscape and its people with his brilliant, early snapshots. (The first volume) concerns a general view of the region, with a brief history of the encroachment of civilization on the African wild and an interesting, if oddly placed, chapter on sport and nature in Germany. (The second volume) includes chapters on hunting elephant, rhino, and lion with additional sport after leopard, eland and other antelope. There is a remarkable photograph of the extraordinary pair of elephant tusks weighing a combined 450 pounds".
£80.00
#26393 Steele, Nick. (Illus. Nola Steele). GAME RANGER ON HORSEBACK. Green cloth boards. 142pp illustrated b/w photos, line drawings. 8vo. No inscription. some marks to boards hence a G++ copy. excellent contents. in Good dustwrapper (rubbed, no major loss or tears). Books of Africa, Cape Town 1968.
A book about the game reserves of Zululand, animals, rangers, poachers, floods & fires &c. A minor classic still as good a book on its subject matter as when it was written 50 years ago.
£10.00
#26337 Taylor, John. ("Pondoro"). BIG GAME, AND BIG GAME RIFLES. Red cloth boards. 215pp 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. mild spine lean, spine fading, overall a nice sound clean Good copy, no dustwrapper. Herbert Jenkins. London 1958 reprint.
£30.00


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