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Catalogue of books about Africa Q253 10th July 2019

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EASTERN CAPE

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#27057 Butler, Guy. A LOCAL HABITATION. An Autobiography (1945-90). Brown cloth boards. 310pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions, 4 square corners, edges dusty & tanned, VG+ in dustwrapper (minor wear, no chips, tears, or loss). David Philip. Cape Town nd. (1991). isbn 9780864861801
Signed by Author to title page. This is the third volume in the trilogy, which covers his postwar academic and literary life.
£35.00
#27058 Butler, Guy. BURSTING WORLD. An Autobiography. (1936-45). Brown cloth boards. illustrated b/w photos, drawings. 300pp. 8vo. No inscriptions, 4 square corners, edges dusty & tanned, lower spine bumped, VG in dustwrapper (minor wear, no chips, tears, or loss). David Philip. Cape Town 1983. isbn 9780908396781
Signed by Author on title page. In this second volume of his autobiographical trilogy Author bursts out of his sober small-town boyhood making zestful forays into the worlds of art, anglo-catholicism, atheistic communism and alcohol. He evokes the intellectual turmoil of campus life as the world lurched towards war, while in South Africa racial prejudices and customs were crystallising into political doctrines.
£30.00
#27059 Butler, Guy. BURSTING WORLD. An Autobiography. (1936-45). Brown cloth boards. illustrated b/w photos, drawings. 300pp. 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. A VG copy in dustwrapper (no chips, tears, or loss). David Philip. Cape Town 1983. isbn 9780908396781
In this second volume of his autobiographical trilogy Author bursts out of his sober small-town boyhood making zestful forays into the worlds of art, anglo-catholicism, atheistic communism and alcohol. He evokes the intellectual turmoil of campus life as the world lurched towards war, while in South Africa racial prejudices and customs were crystallising into political doctrines.
£15.00
#27056 Butler, Guy. KAROO MORNING. An Autobiography (1918-1935). Brown cloth boards. 267pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. A Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper (tanned inside, no chips, tears, or loss). David Philip. Cape Town 1983. AfricaSouth edition. isbn on wrapper 0949968765 isbn 9780908396535
First volume of this famous trilogy, wherein Author recounts his childhood and youth in the Karoo.
£40.00
#27052 Butler, Guy. WHEN BOYS WERE MEN. Blue cloth boards. 275pp 8vo. No inscriptions, 4 square corners. a VG copy in G+ dustwrapper (spine fading, rubbed, worn, no chips, tears, or loss). OUP. Cape Town 1969 1st edition. isbn 9780196371009
The narrators are under 21 and their adventures and experiences as told here happened in South Africa before 1875. We see the 1820 migration from Britain to a hostile and unfamiliar country, the agony of the Frontier Wars and later the excitement of the diamond rush.
£10.00
#27054 Butler, Guy. & Benyon, John. (Ed. Guy Butler). THE 1820 SETTLERS. An Illustrated Commentary. Maroon cloth boards. tipped-in cold.frontis. 366pp illustrated large 4to. VG condition in lesser dustwrapper (worn at head and tail of spine, no tears or loss). Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1974.
Signed by authors & others .The best and most detailed history of the 1820 Settlers. Profusely illustrated it lays out the background that the Settlers left behind, their recruitment and sea journey to the Eastern Cape, the settlements and farms they came to, the changes they made to adapt to the land and then the wars they fought to keep it.
£120.00
#27053 Lloyd, Margaret. THE STORY OF OATLANDS PREPARATORY SCHOOL 1949-2010. Printed white wraps. 163pp illustrated oblong 4to. An as-new unmarked copy. Self. Grahamstown 2012. isbn 9780620522571
Founded in 1949 this popular independent preparatory school is still extant in Grahamstown.
£20.00
#27062 Maylam, Paul. RHODES UNIVERSITY, 1904-2016. An Intellectual, Political And Cultural History. Printed glossy boards. 383pp illustrated 8vo. A Mint copy. Rhodes University . Institute of Social and Economic Research. Grahamstown 2017.
A critical study that points to some of the univerity's past failures. Universties have been singled out for their failure to make submissions to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and to own to shortcomings during the apartheid era. Preferring to present themselves as liberal institutions, Maylam put this idea to the test by looking critically at the operation and functioning of Rhodes University during the segregation and apartheid eras.
£30.00
#26754 Municipality of Grahamstown. GRAHAMSTOWN. Printed card wraps 48pp saddle-stapled booklet. 215mm h x 140mm w. Wraps less than pristine, centre fold page loose. else G++ condition. Municipality of Grahamstown / South African Railways & Harbours. nd. circa mid-1930s.
"The educational centre of the Eastern Cape Province", "A peaceful city set amidst delightful scenery and steeped in romantic associations of the past".
£10.00
#25449 O'Meara, Emily., Greaves, Duncan., & Tyler, Lyn. GRAHAMSTOWN REFLECTED. Printed card wraps. 159pp illustrated colour photos. 4to. A Mint unread copy. Albany Museum. Grahamstown 1995. isbn 9780958320641
Text by local author Emily O'Meara and photographs by local photographer Duncan Greaves. A lavishly illustrated look at Grahamstown, original city of the 1820 Settlers. The only book available that covers the city in such detail. Not a formal history, rather a topical record of past and present that misses little if anything of note. There are few dedicated histories of Grahamstown, Joy Collier's "Frontier Post" (1961) being one, and this fills the gap for a look at the city's heritage environment as we see it today.
£15.00
#23967 Paver, Richard. (Ed. A.H. Duminy & L.J.G. Adcock) THE REMINISCENCES OF RICHARD PAVER. Graham's Town Series No.5. Gilt on brown cloth boards. 135pp illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. a VG-F unread copy in VG+ dustwrapper (some minor marks, no chips. loss, or tears). Graham's Town Series No.5. A.A. Balkema for Rhodes University, Grahamstown. Cape Town 1979. isbn 0869611100
After completing his engineering apprenticeship, Richard Paver emigrated to the Eastern Cape in 1843. He worked on the watermills at Sidbury and Glenthorn before entering into an agreement with Sir Andries Stockenstrom to erect a mill at Maasstroom. His reminiscences, written about forty years later, deal largely with his experiences during the Frontier wars which ensued. In 1846 he was a member of the burgher force which, under Stockenstrom's command, cleared the Amatolas before striking out across the Kei River. After war had broken out again at the end of 1850, he and his brother Henry remained at Maasstrom, attempting to defend the position until it was destroyed by fire eight months later. Paver's reminiscences provide vivid insight into a little-known and contentious phase in the history of the Eastern Cape frontier.
£20.00
#26747 Rhodes University. CENTENNIAL. Rhodes University Centenary Magazine. Softcover magazine 111pp A4. VG+ condition. Grahamstown 2004.
Contains selection of images by Obie Oberholzer with his own captions. Also features articles on The Owl House in Nieu Bethesda, J.M. Coetzee, Investec Business School, 9/11, Hong Kong, and other articles relevant to Rhodes University and Africa.
£15.00
#24308 Watts, H.L. & Agar-Hamilton, J.A.I. BORDER PORT. A Study Of East London, South Africa, With Special Reference To The White Population. Blue printed wraps, 267pp, 8vo, illustrated with 4 b&w photos. Wraps lightly marked else a VG+ unread copy. Institute Of Social And Economic Research. Occasional Paper Number Thirteen. Rhodes University, Grahamstown 1970.
A detailed sociological research project on the city of East London replete with tables, charts, and statistical comparisons.
£20.00
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AFRIKAANS WRITINGS

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#26534 Brink, Andre P. (Ed). GROOT VERSEBOEK. Deel Drie. pages 849-1299 softcover. Used academic text sold w.a.f. No apparent textual markings. a G-VG copy. (Not stained, the publisher designed it like this!) Tafelberg 2008. isbn 9780624045915
In die derde band van Groot Verseboek blom die nuuste Afrikaanse poesie in 'n verbysterende vanaf T.T. Cloete tot die nuutste swart en bruin en wit stemme, in 'n hoogbloei van poesie oor alles van geweld tot deernis, liefde tot vrees, aarde en drome - deel van 'n wonder waarvan die einde nog lank in sig is nie.
£15.00
#26535 Brink, Andre P. (Ed). GROOT VERSEBOEK. Deel Een. pages 1-392 softcover. Used academic text sold w.a.f. No apparent textual markings. a VG copy. (Not stained, the publisher designed it like this!) isbn 9780624045892
Hierdie eerste deel van die nuwe Groot Verseboek is getui van 'n avontuur wat maar min in die letterkunde aangetref word: die groei van 'n digkuns binne enkele dekades, vanuit 'n beskeie, naiwe, amper primitiewe begin tot 'n poesie wat kom nerens in die wereld hoef te skaam nie.
£18.00
#20955 Kotze, Andre. HUFFEL EN SUFFEL. Resepte Vir Vingers Aflek. 72pp softcover No inscription. A VG-Fine copy. Van Schaik. Pretoria 1997 1st edition. isbn 9780627022562
Huffel En Suffel is vir ruik and proe en ingooi na smaak. Dis bedoel vir die manne wat omdie vuur of op die rosts kuier, vir stappers en kampeerders en elkeen wat 'n swartpot het.
£5.00
#20946 Pieterse, Pieter. BOSBERAAD. 'n Werfjoernaal Met Baie Stories. Printed boards. 128pp. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1994. isbn 9780798133654
Nog 'n prettige werfjoernaal deur Pieter Pieterse, bobaasverteller en kosmaker van TV-faam. Hierdie keer maak hy en sy Ingilsman in Die Spookhuis, sy wapadwoning, staning in die verre nordooste van Venda se grense met Zimbabwe en Mosambiek. Met humor en die fyn aanvoeling van iemand wat die natuur liefhet, bring hy die ongerepte stukkie aarde met sy diertjies en hulle plisiertjies oor jou drumpel - en jou hart in.
£5.00
#25415 Pretorius, Pieter K.L. 'N NUWE DAG BREEK. (A New Day Dawns). Die Verhaal Van Hannie Van Randtjiesfontein. 184pp paperback. A Fine copy. Self 2009. isbn 9780620426688
"Kom loop met my in die spore van Hannie Venter en beleef haar vreugde, pyn en swaarkry. Die oorspronklike aantekeninge oor Hannie se lewe as jongmeisie is deur Mev H. Reichert opgeteken. Sy en Hannie het saam as jong bruide, die swaarkryjare in die Boesmanland trotseer. Hierdie storie gaan oor Hannie, my vader se oorlede moeder. Na my vader se dood, die laaste van Hannie se kinders, het ek besluit om al die staaltjies en stories uit my vader se kinderdae saam te voeg om 'n storie daarvan te maak".
£10.00
#20953 Vosloo, Jan. STORIE-SJEMPYN. 50 Humoristiese Vertellings Saamgestel Deur Jan Vosloo. 294pp softcover. No inscriptions. VG condition. Tafelberg. Cape Town 1998. isbn 9780624036463
Vyftig van die kostelikste vertellings in Afrikaans deur skrywers wat die kuns verstaan om 'n storie te laat leef. Bekende vertellers wie se kole behaaglik nagloei, en nuwe storiestokers wie se vuurtjies nou net lekker aan die gang gekom het. Hier is dopstories, spookstories, bysteekstories, windpompstories, planmaakstories, vergeldingstories en stories oor die onmoontlikste mense en hul koddighede. Eintlik enigiets-onder-die-son-stories. En met die lekkerte van stadig smeulende binnepret, of 'n vangslag wat jou laat skater, besef jy keer op keer: Die stories is so snaaks, want ons mense is so snaaks.
£10.00
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FINE ARTS

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#27001 Cooper, Montgomery. MAN. Photographs By Montgomery Cooper. Black cloth boards. unnumbered. illustrated A4. No inscriptions. VG+ condition in dustwrapper. attractive shrlf and table appearance. Alternative Books. Roggebaai 1981 stated 1st edition. isbn 0620051086
1000 copies only printed, not numbered. Male nude pictures.
£35.00
#26834 Dook. DESERT PATROL. Photographs By Dook. Printed yellow boards. illustrated b/w quarto. Minor wear, VG+ condition in VG only dustwrapper (show some handling, v-shaped small loss at top of spine). still a nice attractive copy. Alternative Books. Windhoek 1989 1st edition.
1500 copies only printed, not numbered. Male nude pictures taken in the Namibian desert.
£40.00
#27069 Fisher, Mike. PHILANDROS. Black cloth boards. unnumbered. illustrated A4. No inscriptions. VG condition in G-VG dustwrapper (light wear, creased rear top edge, repaired small tear lower front edge, no major tears or loss). Alternative Books. Cape Town 1984 stated 1st edition.
1500 copies only printed, not numbered. Male nude pictures. Contains original promotional leaflet.
£60.00
#26996 Hermann, Neil. BODYSCOPES. Black cloth boards. unnumbered. illustrated oblong A4. No inscriptions, 4 square corners. a VG+ copy in VG- dustwrapper (rubbed, minor closed tears, no loss or major tears). Alternative Books. Mmbatho 1986 stated 1st edition.
1500 copies only printed, not numbered. Male nude pictures. Includes original promotional leaflet. Not to be confused with the later Bruno Gmunder edition.
£30.00
#27068 Kennedy, Andrew. SHORELEAVE. Photographs by Andrew Kennedy. Chocolate cloth boards. Photographic print set to front board. unnumbered. illustrated A4. No inscriptions. small paper pieces from dustwrapper adhering to spine. G-VG condition. Alternative Books. Mmabatho October 1987 1st edition. isbn 9783924163402
1000 copies only printed, not numbered. Male nude pictures.
£50.00
#26999 Senekal, Marius. PHOTOGRAPHS OF GUYS. Black cloth boards. unnumbered. illustrated oblong A4. No inscriptions, 4 square corners. a VG+ copy in Good only dustwrapper (rubbed & worn, some closed tears, no loss). Alternative Books. Roggebaai 1983 stated 1st edition.
1500 copies only printed, not numbered. Male nude pictures.
£35.00
#26836 Swann, Ian. IMAGES. Photographs By Ian Swann. Black cloth boards. illustrated. A Fine copy in VG dustwrapper. Alternative Books. Cape Town 1982 1st edition. isbn 9780620051095
1500 copies only printed, not numbered. Homeoerotic pictures from the photographer's studio and in the Cape.
£60.00
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BIOGRAPHY (DIARIES, MEMOIRS, FAMILY & COMPANY HISTORIES)

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#26757 Day, Eric. (Illus. Lucy Wiles). BRIGADIER TO BARMAN. Mustard yellow cloth boards. 173pp 8vo. No inscriptions. ff tanned. a clean sound clean G+ copy. no dustwrapper. Timmins. Cape Town 1958 1st edition.
A humorous collection of tales from the author's life, after retirement from the army, as a barman in South Africa.
£10.00
#27047 Lawrence, Jeremy. BUCCANEER. A Biography Of Sir Joseph Benjamin Robinson, First Baronet. Red cloth boards. 512pp illustrated 8vo. Fine condition in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, spine faded, no chips, tears, or loss). Gryphon Press. Cape Town 2001. isbn 9780620270656
"JB" was born in the eastern Cape Colony, the son of 1820 Settler parents. His considerable role in the history of South Africa's gold and diamond mining is generally well known. This detailed biography includes the complete text of his "Statement" during the 1922 peerage controversy, the Cape Times leader 'Nil Nisi Malum' and the reply to it by Countess Lavia, his daughter. An appreciation of the Robinson art collections is also included.
£30.00
#27034 Ndlovu, Sifiso Mxolisi. & Strydom, Miranda. (eDS). THE THABO MBEKI I KNOW. 539pp illustrated softcover. A VG-Fine copy. Picador Africa 2016. isbn 9781770103412
45 contributors from friends, acquaintances, and colleagues from all works of life share their stories about Thabo Mbeki.
£16.00
#22914 Pama, C. (Ed). FAMILIA. 1966 No.1-2 Quarterly Journal Of The Genealogical Society Of South Africa. Printed cream wraps. stapled. 4to. VG condition. Cape Town 1966.
List of contents on request. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request
£10.00
#22915 Pama, C. (Ed). FAMILIA. 1966 No.3-4 Quarterly Journal Of The Genealogical Society Of South Africa. Printed cream wraps. stapled. 4to. VG condition. Cape Town 1966.
List of contents on request. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request
£10.00
#22916 Pama, C. (Ed). FAMILIA. 1967 No.1 Quarterly Journal Of The Genealogical Society Of South Africa. Printed cream wraps. stapled. 4to. VG condition. Cape Town 1967.
Commemorative volume for C.C. De Villiers. List of contents on request. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request
£10.00
#22917 Pama, C. (Ed). FAMILIA. 1967 No.2 Quarterly Journal Of The Genealogical Society Of South Africa. Printed cream wraps. stapled. 4to. VG condition. Cape Town 1966.
List of contents on request. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request
£10.00
#22918 Pama, C. (Ed). FAMILIA. 1967 No.3 Quarterly Journal Of The Genealogical Society Of South Africa. Printed cream wraps. stapled. 4to. VG condition. Cape Town 1967.
List of contents on request. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request
£10.00
#22919 Pama, C. (Ed). FAMILIA. 1967 No.4 Quarterly Journal Of The Genealogical Society Of South Africa. Printed cream wrap, stapled. 4to. VG condition. Cape Town 1967.
List of contents on request. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request
£10.00
#22920 Pama, C. (Ed). FAMILIA. 1967 No.5. Extra Issue. Quarterly Journal Of The Genealogical Society Of South Africa. Printed cream wraps, stapled 4to. VG condition. Cape Town 1967.
List of contents on request. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request
£10.00
#27048 Shell, Sandra Rowoldt. PROTEAN PARADOX. George Edward Cory ((1862-1935). Negotiating Life And South African History. Black Cloth boards. 286pp illustrated 8vo. A Mint unread copy. Graham's Town Series No.16. Rhodes University 2017. isbn 9780868106335
Friendly authorial inscription to fellow academics. George Cory, author of the 6-volume 'Rise Of South Africa', is regarded as one of South Africa's pioneer historians. He secured the Chair of Chemistry in the newly founded Rhodes University College but his all consuming passion was for history and it is that for which he is remembered.
£25.00
#27060 Thomas, Antony. RHODES. Printed wraps. 368pp. Large paperback format. No inscriptions. A good clean copy. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 1996. isbn 9781868420353
A critical biography. "... yet today little is known about this extraordinary man save for the Rhodes scholarships which appear to be his only lasting memorial. ... the fact that he was a visionary who could reach out to others, whatever their race, and inspire them with a sense of purpose only serves to exacerbate the tragedy of Rhodes legacy to the African continent".
£10.00
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FICTION AND CREATIVE WRITINGS

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#26810 Clayton, Eve. THWALA. 321pp paperback. New Mint copy. Self 2017. 1st edition. isbn 9781541070776
Signed by Author. A love story across the divide of age and colour between an older white farmer and a beautiful young Xhosa girl. Follow the lives of Nosuthu Stokwe and Andrew Christy from the awe-inspiring rural South African countryside to the urban sprawl of Kayelitsha and the metropolis of Cape Town to try and appreciate the complexity of the challenges faced by South African people today. Set in the last days of apartheid this novel bears testimony to many South African lives. Author was principal of the local Shaw Park Primary school.
£12.00
#27063 Eve, Jeanette. (Illus. Basil Mills). A LITERARY GUIDE TO THE EASTERN CAPE. Places And The Voices Of Writers. Printed wraps. 402pp illustrated. large 8vo. A Fine unmarked copy. Double Storey. Cape Town 2003. isbn 9780199930152
Selected excerpts from writers of the Eastern Cape past and present with brief biographical notes and a continuing travelogue locating them in time and space.
£28.00
#27064 Fitzpatrick, Sir Percy. JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD. Gilt title dec. green cloth boards. 474pp illustrated colour frontis and b/w drawings, plates. A 'Christmas Greetings' label affixed to front pastedown. inscription made on title page now erased. A Good copy only, but sound and clean. Longmans Green and Co. London 1922.
Unexpurgated. The dung beetle image was redrawn for these later editions. Still, the book has a charm lost in the utilitarian postwar editions with its gilt title and device on the spine of dark green cloth.
£30.00
#27049 Hope, Christopher. BROTHERS UNDER THE SKIN. Travels In Tyranny. 279pp paperback. A Mint unread copy. Macmillan. London 2003. isbn 9781405005562
Author reflects on the all too familiar aspects of tyranny. Having met his friendly neighbour, Dr Hendrik Verwoerd, when he was six years old, he has since observed the cruelties and abusrdities of tyranny in many places as a writer and journalist. From Milosevic's Serbia to the killing fields of Matabeleland he reveals the unchanging vainglorious essence of tyranny as being the same regardless of the race, nation, or ideology it claims to embody.
£10.00
#27050 Phelps, Jim. & Bell, Nigel. D.H. LAWRENCE AROUND THE WORLD. South African Perspectives. Green vynide boards. 335pp 8vo. As new. no dustwrapper as issued. Echoing Green Press 2007. isbn 9780980250114
35 contributed papers.
£20.00
#22298 Rayner, Richard. (Illustrated Eleanora Alexander). THE VALLEY OF TANTALIKA. Printed boards. 165pp. illustrated. Prize plate torn from surface of front pastedown hence VG in VG+ dustwrapper (no chips, tears, or loss). MacDonald Purnell. Randburg 1984. 1st edition thus. isbn 0796700702
Signed by Author on title page. The story of the damming of the the Zambezi River to create the Kariba Dam through the eyes of the animals. Tantalika, the otter, is the hero of this story as the animals struggle to cope with the flooding of their ancestral lands. Illustrated by Eleanora Alexander.
£10.00
#26801 Riley, M. & Stowe, T. (Illus. Tori Stowe). PABLO AND PEPITO. 18pp saddle-stapled card wraps. colour illustrations. A new copy. Bathurst 2017.
A charming children's story based on two alpacas. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request.
£10.00
#27033 Roodt, Monty J. DEAD MAN'S LAND. No.1 Of The Bathurst Chronicles. A Bernie Bernard Crime Novel. 307pp paperback. A Fine unread copy. Monkeytown 2018 isbn 9780620775168
Signed by Author to title page. When Richard Steele a wealthy farmer and businessman is murdered on his farm, Bernie Bernard, an academic, and his lover Hannah Nichols, become embroiled in the aftermath. The duo slowly manage to eliminate the many people who have a motive for killing Steele and uncover a web of power, exploitation, and vengeance leading them to the identity of the killer.
£12.00
#26773 Scully, William Charles. DANIEL VANANDA. The Life Story Of A Human Being. Blue cloth boards. 220pp 8vo. Discreet ownership stamp to ffep. mild spine lean, spine fading, overall a clean G-VG copy. Juta 1923 1st edition.
"This book has been written with a purpose; it embodies an attempt to throw light upon the relations between the White and Black peoples in South Africa, - relations which are becoming more and more unsatisfactory...".
£15.00
#26772 Watts, John. (Ed. Barrie Goedhals, David Adey, & Derek Swemmer). POINT OF DEPARTURE. South African Edition. 146pp softcover. A sound G-VG copy. bookseller's stamp inside front wrap else unmarked. Ad Donker 1986. isbn 9780868520469
32 themed selections from easily accessible works that would be readable in their entirety by young people. This selection is intended to act as a stimulus to learners in their last year at school - school leavers - encouraging them to think about the social issues covered and, hopefully, to read the works from which these excerpts have been taken. Questions have been edited to omit or alter references to Britain and thus render them more meaningful to South African learners. The selections themselves are as the original edition and unchanged from the original UK edition.
£10.00
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MISCELLANEOUS AFRICANA

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#22646 De La Rey, Cheryl., Duncan, Norman., Shefer, Tamara., & Van Niekerk, Ashley. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. A South African Focus. 279pp softcover. Used student text, sold with all faults. tippexed-out ownership inscription, some pencil underlinings else a VG copy. Thomson International (1997). isbn 9781868640669
Covers issues such as teenage pregnancy, violence, physical disability, childhood sexuality, and alcohol abuse in South Africa.
£30.00
#27043 Eales, Hugh. RIDDLES IN STONE. Controversies, Theories And Myths About Southern Africa's Geological Past. 361pp illustrated softcover. A very Fine copy. Witwatersrand University Press 2007 first edition. isbn 9781868144471
Not just a "bedside" book for geologists! Written in non-technical language it is accessible to any inquisitive lay person as a pot-pourri of scientific controversy and myths waiting to be debunked.
£30.00
#27046 Joyce, Peter. & Hartdegen, Jacqueline & Paddy. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF HOME PLANNING IN SOUTH AFRICA. Printed glossy boards. 320pp illustrated 4to. 1.1kg. \N Struik. Cape Town 1994 5th edition revised and updated. isbn 9781868257430
Covers financial and legal procedures, the building operation, elements of the home (visual), and some 140 individual designs.
£25.00
#26774 Kaschula, Russell H. & Anthonissen, Christine. COMMUNICATING ACROSS CULTURES IN SOUTH AFRICA. Towards A Critical Language Awareness. 120pp softcover. As new condition, save for bookseller's label no markings inside, 4 square corners. Witwatersrand University Press. Johannesburg 2013 2nd imp. isbn 9781868142828
Intends to provide assistance to both teacher and student by providing and interesting and innovative approach to language teaching in a multicultural environment. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request.
£20.00
#27045 Levy, Jaynee. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALKS AND TRAILS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Printed boards. 352pp illustrated colour & b/w photos, maps, drawings, etc. tall 4to. No inscriptions, 4 square corners. VG+ condition. Struik. Cape Town 1989 2nd edition. isbn 9781868250561
Covers South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, & Malawi, with an introduction to the subject and many useful appendices. Still a most useful reference as Author was instrumental in planning the National Hiking Way System which although expanded is at core fully covered here. This expanded second edition adds in trails for Lesotho and many other obscure trails not covered in the original 1987 edition.
£16.00
#27042 Noakes, Tim. THE LORE OF RUNNING. Printed boards.734pp illustrated 4to. 1.6kg. No inscriptions. some tears at head of spine hence Good condition. a sound clean reference copy. OUP 1992 3rd edition. isbn 9780195707175
The 'Runners' Bible'.
£12.00
#25372 Rau, Asta. (with Peter du Toit, Johanna Mavhungu, & Jacqueline Kabeta). (Ed. Robert Berold & Mindy Stanford). MEDIA LEADERSHIP. Strategies From Southern Africa. Printed wraps. 210pp square 4to. No inscriptions. a Mint copy. Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership & Southern African Institute for Media Entrepreneurship. Grahamstown 2009. isbn 9780868104522
This book is a unique record of a gathering of 18 media leaders from ten Southern African countries. Mad up largely of direct quotes from people with first hand experience, it represents the thinking and expertise of current leaders in the print, radio, publishing, and media consultancy sectors. Divided into easy-to-navigate section, the book opens up several debates and dilemmas It presents principles, ideas, techinques and strategies to guide, assist, and inspire anyone involved in the media in Africa. Essential reading for leaders, managers, & researchers in media.
£10.00
#27039 Swift, Penny. & Goodbrand, Vaughn. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF OWNER BUILDING IN SOUTH AFRICA. Printed glossy boards. 208pp illustrated 4to. 1.1kg. A Fine copy. Struik. Cape Town 2000 2nd edition. isbn 9781868724314
How to plan and manage projects from small alterations and additions to building your own home.
£12.00
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NATURAL HISTORY

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#27044 Ginn, Peter. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN BIRDS. Argent on navy cloth boards. 760pp illustrated folio. 3.8kg. Neat gift inscription ffep. a little faded at edges else a VG copy in lesser dustwrapper (worn, tired, scuffed at head of spine, no tears or loss). Struik Winchester 1989 1st edition. isbn 9780947430115
More than 1000 carefully chosen photographs and contributions from over 40 specialists make this an outstanding volume.
£30.00
#27051 Skelton, P.H. & Lutjeharms, J.R.E. (Eds). THE J.L.B. SMITH INSTITUTE OF ICHTHYOLOGY - 50 YEARSOF ICHTHYOLOGY. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, Volume 51. Printed boards. 320pp. illustrated b/w photos, maps, charts. large 8vo. A very Fine unmarked copy. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Icthyology, Grahamstown, & the Royal Society of South Africa. Cape Town March 1997. isbn 0958395829
zReview articles cover the institute's first 50 years surveying the three directors to date (J.L.B. Smith, M.M. Smith, & Mike Bruton), fish sytematics, estuarine ichthyology, and taxonomy. There are a number of supporting research articles as well.
£25.00
#26712 Smith, J.L.B. & Smith, Mary Margaret. THE FISHES OF THE SEYCHELLES. Gilt device on blue cloth boards. 223pp illustrated 4to. A damped copy, not attractive. contents unmarked save leaching of blue stain from top edge down page. illustrations unaffected. no dustwrapper. a sound reference copy. J.L.B. Smith Institute Of Icthyology. Grahamstown 1969 2nd revised and updated edition.
Inscribed "Best Wishes, Margaret M. Smith" to title page.
£25.00
#27040 Trendler, Roy. & Hes, Lex. ATTRACTING BIRDS TO YOUR GARDEN IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. Printed glossy boards. illustrated 208pp 4to. 1.3kg. Gift inscription to ffep hence VG only in matching VG- dustwrapper (one clean tear down rear fold-in). attractive clean copy with good table & shelf appearance. Struik. Cape Town 1995. isbn 9781868255153
A howto guide on creating a bird-friendly garden along with guide to identifying birds for 100 typical garden birds. Covers a wealth of ideas, water, planting, feeding &c.
£10.00
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POLITICAL & SOCIAL

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#27036 Johnson, R.W. HOW LONG WILL SOUTH AFRICA SURVIVE? (The Looming Crisis). 266pp paperback. Impression marks to front wrap otherwise a Fine unread copy, overall VG+ condition. Jonathan Ball 2015. isbn 9781868426348
A rewrite of Author's 1977 work of the same title. After 20 years of ANC rule he concludes that we are heading towards an IMF bailout which will lead to a regime change of some kind, that we can have an ANC government or a modern industrial economy but not both.
£10.00
#27030 Pauw, Jacques. THE PRESIDENT'S KEEPERS. Those Keeping Zuma In Power And Out Of Prison. 351pp illustrated paperback. A Fine unread copy. Tafelberg 2017. isbn 9780624083030
Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secret at the heart of Jacob Zuma's compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president's enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women.
£10.00
#27035 Schreiber, Leon. COALITION COUNTRY. South Africa After The ANC. 277pp softcover. A Fine unread copy. Tafelberg 2018. isbn 9780624083948
"The ANC has governed South Africa for more than two decades. If its support drops below 50% in the 2019 elections the political landscape will be transformed dramatically: we will be governed by a coalition and the consequences will be felt by everyone" (it did fall from 62.2% to 57.5% so this analysis is currently academic or maybe just postponed).
£15.00
#27029 Van Loggerenberg, Johann. & Lackay, Adrian. ROGUE. The Inside Story Of SARS's Elite Crime-Busting Unit. 288pp paperback. A Fine unread copy. Jonathan Ball 2016. isbn 9781868427406
Sensational reports in the Sunday Times claimed that the unit had spied on Jacob Zuma, run a brothel and entered into illegal tax settlements. Johan van Loggerenberg who headed the unit and nearly the entire top management were forced to quit SARS losing their careers and reputations. The author takes on the allegations one by one, there was no 'rogue' unit, the public had been deceived by powers conspiring to capture SARS for their own purposes. He tells the story of what really happened and shares details of some of the unit's real investigations.
£15.00
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TRAVEL & EXPLORATION

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#27038 Lane, Karl & Lesley. AFRICAN FLY-FISHING SAFARI. Printed glossy boards. 176pp illustrated square 4to in dustwrapper with french folds. 1.2kg. A Fine copy save for one modest gift inscription to ffep. matching dustwrapper (minimal rubbing only, Fine). Struik. Cape Town 2003. isbn 9781868728404
A collection of experiences obtained from the author's personal fly-fishing safari through southern Africa. Through Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana & South Africa to the Cape, it is intended to stimulate and inspire the reader towards his own fly-fishing safari.
£12.00
#26790 Middleton, John. THE TRANS LIMPOPO STEAM SAFARI. Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe 1991. Printed red card wraps. saddle-stapled 52pp illustrated A4. No inscriptions, some red from the wraps has made a few marks on some pages, centrefold pages loose. overall a clean copy. SANRASM 1991
The steam safari, organised by the South African National Railway and Steam Museum, was a 5481km trip through South Africa, Zambia, & Zimbabwe.
£20.00
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SECOND BOER WAR (ANGLO-BOER WAR)

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#27061 Pakenham, Thomas. THE BOER WAR. Gilt on chocolate cloth boards. illustrated b/w photos. 659pp. 8vo. 1.5kg. Ownership signatures. Protected with adhesive film over dustwrapper secured inside boards. thus a clean and sound copy only. However excellent shelf and table appearance, contents unmarked. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. London 1979 stated 1st edition. isbn 9780297773955
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. List of sources, bibliography, notes.
£12.00
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MILITARY (REGIMENTAL HISTORIES, MILITARIA, WARS IN AFRICA)

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#27065 Griffiths, Reginald. FIRST CITY. A Saga of Service. Blue cloth boards. xvi + 292pp. illustrated plates, maps. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. eps foxed else a VG+ copy in protected dustwrapper (no chips, tears, or loss, but tanned inside). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1970 1st edition.
Copy No.110 of 1000. Signed by Author, 13.11.1970. This edition is the first and best, the later paperback does not cover the early years in anything like as much detail. The regimental history covers the 6th to 8th Frontier Wars of the Eastern Cape that raged from 1835 to 1853, the Langeberg campaign of 1897 in Bechuanaland, and includes service through World War II. The regiment is housed in Grahamstown, being the successor to the original Graham's Town Volunteers. List of Southern Rhodesian personnel attached (in WW2), Roll of Honour. Included in the book is the original receipt attached to a First City letterhead, and also a card invitation to a 'Special Mess' held on Friday 13th November 1970 to mark the publication of this book.
£60.00
#27066 Martin, H.J. & Orpen, Neil. EAGLES VICTORIOUS. South African Forces: World War 11. Vol.V1. The Operations Of The South African Forces Over The Mediterranean And Europe, In Italy, The Balkans And The Aegean, And From Gibraltar And West Africa. Blue cloth boards. 494pp illustrated photos, maps. large 8vo. 1.1kg. No inscriptions. a clean G+ copy in lesser dustwrapper (protected with clear adhesive film, heavily worn, rubbed to rear causing print loss, paper loss to lower spine, &c). Purnell. Johannesburg 1977 1st edition. isbn 9780868430089
The sixth volume of the official South African Official War Histories. The SAAF in Italy and the Mediterranean, 1943-1945.
£30.00
#27067 Orpen, Neil. WAR IN THE DESERT. South African Forces. World War II. Volume III. Blue cloth boards. xii + 538pp. illustrated photos etc. large 8vo. 1.2kg. Small neat ownership signature. top edge dusty. 4 square corners. conservatively VG in dustwrapper ( spine fading, covered transparent adhesive film, no chips or tears). An attractive copy with excellent shelf and table appearance. Purnell. Cape Town 1971 1st edition. isbn 9780360001510
The third volume of the official South African Official War Histories. A record of the achievement of some 66000 South African volunteers serving at one time in the Middle East during the crucial years of 1941-42.
£50.00


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annots. annotations. bds. boards.
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eps endpapers. ff. leaves.
f(f)eps front (free) endpapers. fox. foxed.
illus. illustrated. o/w otherwise.
pp. pages. sl. slight.
sm. small. sp. spine
u/l underlining v. very.
w.a.f. with all faults (generally applied to student-used academic texts where we cannot check every page for markings).



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