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Catalogue of books about Africa Q257 15th January 2020

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TRANSVAAL

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#27462 Aron, Helen., with Benjamin, Arnold., Chipkin, Clive M. & Zar, Shirley. PARKTOWN 1892-1972. A Social And Pictorial History. 113pp cream wraps illus photos, plans, etc. 51 loose sepia prints. in gilt on chocolate solander box with original slipcase. folio size. 3.5kg. Text, prints, are in Fine condition. Box VG (spine fading and handled. Slipcase sound but shows heavy wear and effects of poor handling and storage, Good only. Overall considering the contents but excluding the slipcase this is a Very Good copy. Studio 35. Johannesburg 1972.
Copy No. 621 signed by Aron. "Parktown, 1892-1972, A Social History" by Arnold Benjamin., "Parktown Baronial, An Architectural Analysis" by Clive M. Chipkin., "Appendix: The Colonial Iron Age" by Clive M. Chipkin., "The Garden Suburb" by Shirley Zar., "Parktown, Aspects Of Town Planning" by Shirley Zar., Photographs by Helen Aron., A nostalgic look at the architectural variety of the suburb which is just north of Johannesburg. Pictures the houses which were built by the mining magnates, or Randlords as they were known, in the golden years of mining. 20thC progress of the philistines has seen virtually the entire area flattened for undistinguished speculative office development. Index to Plates gives basic information of the houses pictured. Includes Sunday Times colour supplement with extensive coverage of this book and the plates (interestingly also includes article on South African artist Edward Wolfe).
£50.00
#27325 Krikler, Jeremy. THE RAND REVOLT. (White Rising). The 1922 Insurrection And Racial Killing In South Africa. Printed wraps. 405pp illustrated 8vo. 0.7kg. A Fine unread copy. Jonathan Ball. Jeppestown 2005 (same as Manchester University Press isbn 9780719068447). isbn 9781868421893
A modern history of this seminal event with the white proletariat rising up against employers and the state with parallels between 1922 and the anti-apartheid insurrections of the 1980s. The associated racial violence in the last stages of the revolt by a movement fighting for its own dignity & security is examined in detail.
£30.00
#27451 Ryan, Mike. A HISTORY OF ORGANISED PHARMACY IN SOUTH AFRICA 1885-1950. Blue cloth boards. 129pp illustrated 4to. Gift inscription to front pastedown obscured by dustwrapper fold-in, a G+ copy in matching dustwrapper (rubbed and worn, no major loss or tears). The Society For The History Of Pharmacy In South Africa. Cape Town 1986.
The edition was limited to 1020 copies, this example is one of 500 unnumbered and unsigned.
£25.00
#27366 Van Onselen, Charles. NEW BABYLON, NEW NINEVEH. Everyday Life On The Witwatersrand 1886-1914. Brown cloth boards. 487pp illustrated 8vo. 1.0kg No inscriptions, four square corners, minor shelfwear else a VG+ copy in dustwrapper (no chips, tears, or loss). Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 2001. one-volume 2nd edition. isbn 9781868421114
Originally published as two separate works, this unabridged one-volume edition is a social history of the Witwatersrand commencing with a brief outline of the mining enterprises at that time. This is followed with eight detailed essays. New Babylon: 1. The world the mine owners made: Social themes in the economic transformation of the Witwatersrand. 2. Randlords and rotgut: The role of alcohol in the development of European imperialism and southern african capitalism with special reference to black workers in the Transvaal Republic. 3. Prostitutes and proletarians: Commercialised sex in the changing social transformations engendered by rapid capitalist development in the Transvaal during the era of imperialism. 4. Johannesburg's Jehus: Cabs, cabbies and tramways during the transition from private to public transport in the principal industrial city of the Witwatersrand. New Nineveh: 1. The witches of suburbia: Domestic service on the Witwatersrand. 2. AmaWasha: The Zulu washermen's guild of the Witwatersrand. 3. The Main Reef Road into the working class: Proletarianism, unemployment and class consciousness amongst Johannesburg's Afrikaner poor. 4. The regiment of the hills: Umkosi Wezintaba.
£40.00
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WESTERN CAPE

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#27280 Law, Beatrice. PAPENBOOM IN NEWLANDS. Cradle Of The Brewing Industry. Printed glazed boards. 92pp illustrated small 4to. 0.5kg. No inscriptions. bumped at head of spine hence VG only. Self 2007 1st edition. isbn 9780620387965
The Author, resident of the small Papenboom residential complex in Newlands which is all that remains of the original estate, looks at the establishment and history of breweries in the area. Favourably situated alongside a stream the area has a long and rich attachment to the breweries in their midst. This brief history looks at that alongside the changes that have occurred over the year and reminds us of some of the people and buildings that had been in the area. Well illustrated.
£20.00
#27322 Penn, Nigel. THE FORGOTTEN FRONTIER. Colonist & Khoisan On The Cape's Northern Frontier In The 18th Century. Printed wraps. 388pp softcover. illustrated maps. 8vo. 0.6kg. No inscriptions, edges a little tanned else Fine condition. Double Storey. Cape Town 2005. Same as Ohio University Press isbn 9780821416822. isbn 9781770130265
"What happened to the Khoisan societies of the Cape?" is the motivational reason behind the research which resulted in this work. Before the Eastern Cape frontier existed, and long regarded as the defining frontier between white and black, there was a frontier north of Cape Town from the earliest days of the Dutch behind which the Khoisan retreated as it advanced further into the interior. By the end of the 18thC the frontier had reached the Orange River and the indigenous Khoisan had been defeated and absorbed as an underclass into the colonial world.
£20.00
#27273 Stals, E.L.P. GEORGE. The Story Of The Town And District. (Die Verhaal Van Die Dorp En Distrik). Gilt title on blue vynide boards. 113pp illustrated 4to. 0.5kg. No inscriptions, 4 square corners. A VG copy. Municipality of George, 1961.
A history of the town published to celebrate its 150th anniversary. English & Afrikaans text.
£20.00
#27257 Tredgold, Arderne. BAY BETWEEN THE MOUNTAINS. Printed glossy boards. 216pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG copy. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1985 1st edition. isbn 9780798118194
An interesting informal history of False Bay at the Cape of Good Hope from the earliest times dealing with the various towns and places from a human perspective.
£15.00
#27311 Walker, Michael. SHIPWRECKS OF THE FAR SOUTH. 85pp illustrated softcover. Label covers inscription inside front wrap else a VG+ copy. Self 2006. isbn 9780620373654
Looks mainly at the human side of many of the hundreds of shipwrecks around the Cape Peninsula on the coast from Kommetjie, round Cape Point, to Muizenberg.
£20.00
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EASTERN CAPE

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#27266 Barnes, Pamela. WHERE DUTY LEADS. The Life Of Colonel Jasper Selwyn, R.E. 42pp stapled with printed wraps. illustrated. 4to. No inscriptions. rear white wrap a little soiled else as-new copy. Self. np. 1979.AC isbn 9780620038256
No.397 of 1000. Selwyn was responsible for military constructions around Grahamstown including forts, bridges, roads, barracks, etc. This book surveys his achievements during almost ten years residence in the area. Leaving Grahamstown in 1843 he retired to Exeter. Not much later in 1847, aged 55, he died in Montreal and was subsequently interred in the cemetery of St Peter Port in Guernsey. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request.
£15.00
#27315 Boniface, Ch.Et. (Tr. Intro. D.J. Culpin). NARRATIVE OF THE SHIPWRECK OF THE FRENCH VESSEL THE EOLE On The Coast of Kaffraria in April 1829. Yellow vynide boards. 228pp illustrated 8vo. 0.5kg. A Fine unread copy. National Library of South Africa. 2012 1st edition thus. (Bridekirk 1829). isbn 9780796101105
"... And Of The Extraordinary Events That Befell The Eight Persons Who Alone Survived This Catastrophe, From The Time They Took Refuge Among The Savages, Until Their Arrival Over Land In The Colony Of The Cape Of Good Hope. Written From Materials Provided For This Purpose By The Survivors Themselves, And From Equally Authentic Information Received From Various Persons Who Have Visited That Part Of Africa". In April 1829 the French ship the 'Eole' was wrecked on the Wild Coast, near present-day East London, on its return journey from Calcutta to Bordeaux. Three months later Boniface met the survivors when they arrived in Cape Town and wrote their story based upon information provided by them. An early African travel text which describes encounters with the local indigenous population with details of their clothing, dwellings, food, customs, and agriculture. Interesting too are their descriptions of early settlements like Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, and Plettenberg Bay just a few years after their establishment. The final part of the book offers an account of the changes in the administration of Cape Town and the Cape Colony with the replacement of Dutch language by English and the introduction of English currency.
£40.00
#27416 Hansen, Deirdre D. THE LIFE AND WORK OF BENJAMIN TYAMZASHE. A Contemporary Xhosa Composer. 33pp stapled with grey wraps. No inscriptions. a VG copy. Occasional Paper No.11. ISER Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1968.
Benjamin Tyamzashe composed music for over 70 years. With little formal training he developed his own style. Much of his output was for religious purposes (hymns, mass) but include protest and other songs. Gives a brief biography and analysis of his music.
£20.00
#27340 Haupt, Carl Albreght. & Beutler, August Frederik. (Ed Hazel Crampton, Jeff Peires & Carl Vernon). INTO THE HITHERTO UNKNOWN. Ensign Beutler's Expedition To The Eastern Cape 1752. Chocolate cloth boards. 209pp illustrated 8vo. 0.5kg. A very Fine unread copy. Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No.44. Cape Town 2013. isbn 9780981426440
Signed on title page by Hazel Crampton. By 1752, the Dutch colony at the Cape extended no further than Mossel Bay. The lands beyond were officially unknown, entered only by illegal hunting and trading parties which had every reason to keep their activities secret. The Beutler expedition, conceived and equipped on a grand scale by Governor Rijk Tulbagh, was tasked to spare neither time nor trouble ‘to obtain a thorough knowledge of the hitherto unknown condition of these interior lands’. The expedition penetrated beyond the Kei River before turning back frustrated, but it took more than fifty years before the next Cape traveller ventured even that far. The expedition’s journal illuminates our understanding of the pre-colonial Eastern Cape like a comet lighting up the night sky. The reader will meet not only the fauna and flora of the region, but the Khoikhoi, Xhosa, Thembu and Oeswana San (‘Chinese Hottentots’). This edition comprises both the original Dutch text (last published in 1922) and the first-ever English translation. Appendices A, B, C and D recalculate Beutler’s route, replot the map of his journey and analyse his daily progress, including observations of the fauna and flora encountered, with comments and emendations.
£24.00
#27339 Lakeman. Sir Stephen. (Mazhar Pacha). WHAT I SAW IN KAFFIR-LAND. (The Kaffir War 1850-1853). Printed wraps. 211pp softcover. 0.3kg. A Fine unread copy. Naval & Military Press. Facsimile of the William Blackwood 1880 edition. isbn 9781843424499
A devotee of the Minie rifle through his service with the French staff in Algeria in 1847, Lakeman attempted to interest the British Army in the weapon. Although the army was reluctant to adopt the rifle, Lakeman was permitted to raise a volunteer corps at his own expense for service in the 1850-53 Frontier War. Granted the rank of captain, he served through the campaign and was knighted, aged just 24. Tylden wrote in The Armed Forces of South Africa: “Lakeman’s Volunteer Infantry… called officially the Waterkloof Rangers….were a very tough lot of men and did excellent work, were clad in leather and carried the Minie rifle.”
£16.00
#27313 Malherbe, Elsa E. (Comp). BOESMANRIVIERMOND FAMILIES 1850-1997. (Bushman's River Mouth Families). 95pp paperback. G+ condition. Self. Kenton 1997.
English and Afrikaans text. Looks at the Deacon, Gardner, Scheeperskraal, Chowles, McLean - Muller, 'Kaaljan' Scheepers, Krogscheepers, Futter, Futter - Preller - Macdonald, Bessinger, Grenfell, Dovey, Malan & Kiessig, Pienaar, Will/van Rooyen - Clarke/De Klerk, Strydom, Smuts, Hartman, Biggs - Starke - Chalmers, Pohl, Lex van Niekerk, Oberholster, Lake, Wilson, Potgieter, Kiessig, Heunis, Fowlds, Scheepers, Bakkes - Botha - Fourie, van de Wall, Botha, & Lilford families. Also has information on the Wolraad Woltemade and Volo wrecks. Airmail worldwide at reduced letter rate on request.
£20.00
#27278 Mostert, Noel. FRONTIERS. The Epic Of South Africa's Creation And The Tragedy Of The Xhosa People. Olive cloth boards. 1355pp illustrated 8vo. 1.5kg. No inscriptions. ff tanned as usual with this edition, VG condition, no dustwrapper. Jonathan Cape. London 1992 1st edition. isbn 9780224033251
The definitive history of the Eastern Cape. Tells the story of the clash between white imperialism and the indigenous Xhosa which led to their acceptance of a prophecy that destroyed their nation with famine.
£35.00
#27329 Peires, Jeff. THE DEAD WILL ARISE. Nongqawuse And The Great Cattle Killing Movement Of 1856-7. Printed wraps, 463pp illustrated 8vo. 0.8kg. No inscriptions, a Fine unread copy. Jonathan Ball. Jeppestown 2003. isbn 9781868421589
In 1856, acting on a prophecy of the young Xhosa girl Nongqawuse, the Xhosa slaughtered their cattle and ceased to plant crops in the belief that these actions would lead to the resurrection of their ancestors and an era of idyllic prosperity. Inevitably the blame for the disaster and its aftermath when thousands died is laid at the feet of Sir George Grey, then Governor of the Cape. This revised edition includes an extensive afterword.
£30.00
#27328 Peires, Jeff. THE HOUSE OF PHALO. A History Of The Xhosa People In The Days Of Their Independence. Printed wraps, 314pp illustrated 8vo. 0.6kg. No inscriptions, a near Fine unread copy. Jonathan Ball. Jeppestown.2003. isbn 9781868421596
A standard work on the subject, draws fully on both oral and written sources to present the Xhosa version of their history and interaction with the colonists and settlers up until 1850 before the great Xhosa cattle killing. Author examines the response of the Xhosa to contact with Europeans, the adaptation of Xhosa cosmology to Christianity, the increasing dependence of the Xhosa economy on the Cape Colony and the origins of labour migrancy, and the evolution of Xhosa military technology in defence of their lands.
£30.00
#24118 Randell, George. (Illus. Dorothy Randell). BENCH AND BAR. A Record Of The Judges Of The Supreme Court Of The Eastern Cape, And Some Advocates Of The Grahamstown Bar. Red printed wraps 152pp 8vo. A very Fine copy, absolutely as new. Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown nd. (1985).
Signed by Author. Also includes inscribed card from Dorothy Randell (illustrator, and wife of author) gifting this book to Wm Makkink. Lists Judges from 1864 to 1985 and Judges President from 1880 to 1985. The printed card is a view of No.38 Somerset Street, Grahamstown, by Dorothy Randell. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request.
£30.00
#27304 Randell, George. (Illus. Dorothy Randell). BENCH AND BAR. A Record Of The Judges Of The Supreme Court Of The Eastern Cape, And Some Advocates Of The Grahamstown Bar. Red printed wraps 152pp 8vo. 0.3kg. A very Fine copy, absolutely as new. Grocott & Sherry. Grahamstown nd. (1985).
Signed by Author. Lists Judges from 1864 to 1985 and Judges President from 1880 to 1985. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request.
£25.00
#27302 Randell, George. (Illus. Dorothy Randell). GENTLEMEN OF THE LAW. An Account Of Some Of The Legal Firms And Practitioners Of The Eastern Cape. Printed green wraps. 196pp paperback illustrated photos. drawings. 8vo. 0.3kg. A very Fine copy, absolutely as new. Lovedale Press. Alice 1982 1st edition.
Signed by author. Copy No.289 of 700. Full of amusing anecdotes, the Author covers the area topographically, giving biographies of leading legal personalities in Grahamstown and other Eastern Cape towns.
£25.00
#27324 Stirk, Doris. (Ed. J.M. Berning). SOUTHWELL SETTLERS. Printed buff wraps. 155pp illustrated photos, drawings, maps. 8vo. 0.3kg. A very Fine unmarked copy. Self. 3rd edition 2010 reprint.
Covers Theopolis Mission Station, the arrival of the Settlers, founders of Southwell, Frontier Wars, erection of St James Church, farms of the district, and public bodies of Southwell. Includes genealogical tables of the settler families. Well indexed with many references.
£30.00
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GENERAL AFRICANA (HISTORY, UNCLASSIFIED)

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#27270 Currie, Donald. (Sir). SOUTH AFRICA. An Address Delivered By Sir Donald Currie, K.C.M.G., M.P., To The Fellows Of The Royal Colonial Institute ... Brown titling on yellow cloth boards. 48pp 8vo. No inscriptions, 4 square corners, a VG+ copy. Reprints No.50. The State Library. Pretoria 1970.
"... At Their Meeting In London On Tuesday The 10th April 1888". Index by Florence M. Voigt. Airmail worldwide at reduced letter rate on request.
£25.00
#27320 Giliomee, Hermann. THE AFRIKANERS. Biography Of A People. Large format paperback. 998pp. 8vo. Gift inscription ffep else a G-VG copy. Tafelberg. Cape Town 2003. (Jointly published by University of Virginia Press as isbn 0813922372). isbn 9780624038849
From the 17thC the Afrikaner people have played a dominant role in the affairs of South Africa. Despite the rigours of the apartheid regime it was also the Afrikaner people who ensured that with a change of regime South Africa remained a stable and peaceful country. A comprehensive history that sheds new light on many issues.
£10.00
#27335 McCall Theal, George. THE BEGINNING OF SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY. Red cloth boards. 502pp illustrated 8vo. 0.8kg. Ex-library with stamps (reference copy, no other paraphernalia). some nibbles to bottom of pages 483 to 502 not affecting text. A Good sound copy, clean and attractive for age. Maskew Miller. Cape Town 1902.
Mendelssohn, South African Bibliography, Volume 2. "Practically an amended and extended edition of the work entitled The Portuguese in South Africa, with additional notes on the remains of Palaeolithic Man in South Africa, and a very greatly amplified description of the Bantu races. Much of the work has been entirely rewritten, and the eight chapters in the earlier publication have been increased to twenty in the new version. The scope of the volume has been extended, to the arrival of D'Anaya in Sofala in 1505, a period 150 years before the arrival of Van Riebeeck, which was taken "as an initial point" in The Portuguese in South Africa. The work contains photographic reproductions of an ancient plan of Sofala and the Baptism Of The Monomotapa, the latter having been taken from a picture in the Dominican House, Rome".
£100.00
#27301 Wilson, Francis. & Perrot, Dominique. (Eds). OUTLOOK ON A CENTURY. South Africa 1870-1970. Black leatherette boards. 746pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. No inscriptions, 4 square corners. eps & edges foxed else a VG+ copy in lesser dustwrapper (surface tear to top front, chipped around spine ends, no major tears or loss). Lovedale Press / Spro-cas 1973. isbn 9780869750087
Over 200 articles from more than 80 contributors originally appearing in the pages of South African Outlook (South African Council of Churches) selected to illustrate that South Africa had another non-apartheid dimension to her history. Arranged by subject and chronology.
£16.00
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AGRICULTURE

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#27344 Akehurst, B.C. TOBACCO. Black cloth boards. 764pp 8vo. 1.2kg. VG-Fine condition in VG dustwrapper (spine faded, wear at head of spine, no chips, tears, or loss). Tropical Agriculture Series. Longman. London 1981 2nd edition. isbn 9780582468177
A complete description of all stages in the production of tobacco based upon the author's experience of growing and processing tobacco throughout the world. Covers all African centres of production.
£25.00
#27356 Blackburn, Frank. SUGAR- CANE. Black cloth boards. 414pp illustrated 8vo. 0.9kg. No inscription. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (creased at head of spine, else no chips, loss, or tears). Tropical Agriculture Series. Longman , London 1984 1st edition. isbn 9780582460287
A detailed treatise, covering the African sugar producing areas, covering every aspect of the production of sugar from cane including botany and breeding, cultivation control of weeds pests and diseases, to harvesting and factory processing. Practical aspects of estate management are also covered.
£25.00
#27363 Edwards, Norman. CADBURY ON THE GOLD COAST. A Brief Survey Of The Commercial And Social Activities Of Cadbury Brothers Limited ... Printed green cloth board. 68pp +3pp +10pp original glossy photographic prints (32 scenes) and map. No inscriptions. top corners bumped hence a VG+ copy. Printed For Private Circulation. Publication Department, Bournville 1955.
"... (In Conjunction With J.S. Fry & Sons Ltd) In That Colony 1900-1954 (With A Note On Rowntree-Fry-Cadbury Activities In Nigeria)". This is a historical survey of the Company's operations in the Gold Coast Colony. Various appendices and supplements.
£60.00
#27358 Grist, D.H. RICE. Black cloth boards. 599pp illustrated 8vo. 1.0kg. VG+ condition in matching dustwrapper. Tropical Agriculture Series. Longman. London 1986 6th edition. isbn 9780582404038
Outlines the history and origin of rice and discusses climate, soil, and the water regimes suited to the crop. The characteristics of the plant, rice varieties and their improvement are described in detail. Other chapters are devoted to cultivation methods, fertilisation, weeds, pests, diseases, storage, milling, nutritional value and economics. Fish production in paddy fields is also dealt with, covering an important source of protein for the smallholder. Covers of course all areas of Africa where rice is a crop.
£30.00
#27349 Munro, John M. COTTON 9780582463462Black cloth boards. 436pp illustrated 8vo. 0.8kg. VG-Fine condition in VG dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears). Tropical Agriculture Series. Longman. London 1991. 2nd edition. isbn 9780582463462
The definitive text revised and updated. Author had considerable experience in African cotton-growing areas
£25.00
#27413 Schippers, R.R. AFRICAN INDIGENOUS VEGETABLES. An Overview Of The Cultivated Species. Printed wraps. 214pp illustrated A4. A Fine copy. Natural Resources Institute 2000. isbn 9780859545150
Covers 126 African vegetable species with a lesser number in greater detail under the headings of Introduction, Related Species, Taxonomy, Botanical Aspects & Morphology, Breeding, Varieties, Agronomy, Seeds, Pests and Diseases, Harvesting, Marketing, & Nutrition, as appropriate. Coloured illustrations, extensive bibliography.
£30.00
#27343 Urquhart, D.H. COCOA. Black cloth boards. 293pp illustrated 8vo. 0.7kg. Ownership stamp front pastedown, G-VG condition Tropical Agriculture Series. Longman London. 2nd edition 1961.
Mostly rewritten from the first edition, this is intended as a guide for planters and as a source of information for those concerned with the crop and covers African centres of production.
£25.00
#27342 Wood, G.A.R. COCOA. Black cloth boards. 292pp illustrated 8vo. 0.7kg. Boards show damp storage, contents unmarked, hence a Good copy only in lesser dustwrapper (torn rear fold repaired, no major loss or other tears). looks reasonable on shelf or table. Tropical Agriculture Series. Longman London 1975. 3rd edition (Previous editions by D H Urquhart). isbn 9780582466678
A further updated edition, this is intended as a guide for planters and as a source of information for those concerned with the crop and covers African centres of production.
£20.00
#27357 Wrigley, Gordon. COFFEE. Black cloth boards. 639pp illustrated 8vo. 1.1kg. Ownership signature ffep else a VG copy in dustwrapper. excellent shelf and table appearance. Tropical Agriculture Series, Longman 1988 1st edition. isbn 9780582463592
A comprehensive treatment of coffee covering all aspects in detail including its legends and history as a beverage from the end of the 14thC, through to its present day cultivation, nutrition, preparation, and marketing. The text covers the botany of the crop, as well as the pests and economically important diseases that may attack it. For those who enjoy the beverage, a full description of the coffees from each of the coffee-producing countries is provided along with a guide to how they should and should not be prepared. Covers of course the African coffee-producing regions.
£30.00
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FINE ARTS, ARCHITECTURE

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#27365 Battiss, Walter. LIMPOPO. Stone buckram boards with printed figure. 12899 4to 1.3kg. A near Fine copy in G-VG dustwrapper (worn at spine ends, no major loss or tears, reinforced along top and bottom edges). Presents nicely. J.L. van Schaik. Pretoria 1965 stated 1st edition.
Inscribed by Walter Battiss with his usual graphic in ink.
£325.00
#27382 Rickens-Komer, Antje. (Photos. Stan Engelbrecht). STONE TOWN STYLES OF EAST COAST AFRICA. Softcover 176pp illustrated square 4to. 1.3kg. Wraps well rubbed. contents excellent. overall a Good clean reference copy. Bell-Roberts. Cape Town 2003 1st edition. isbn 9780620312080
The old capital of Zanzibar, Stone Town, is the central location for this original research into the domestic architecture or East Africa. Examining Stone Town in Zanzibar, Bagamoyo, Gedi, Kiwa, Lamu, Mogadishu, Mombasa, Moroni, Mtsandu, Pate, Shela, Siyu, Sofala, Takwa, Tongoni, and Vanga, this extensively illustrates the range of styles and finishes in buildings of all types.
£30.00
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BIOGRAPHY (DIARIES, MEMOIRS, FAMILY & COMPANY HISTORIES)

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#27279 Botha, H.C. (Tr. J.C. Quinton). JOHN FAIRBAIRN IN SOUTH AFRICA. Green rexine boards with inset oval portrait to front. 336pp illustrated 8vo. 1.1kg. No inscriptions, 4 square corners. a VG+ copy in Good only dustwrapper (worn, chipped, but no major tears or loss). Historical Publication Society. Cape Town 1984 1st edition. isbn 9780620071376
The only substantial work on John Fairbairn, this was translated from the Afrikaans Ph.D. thesis of the author. John Fairbairn is remembered as a champion of press freedom in South Africa and also as the founder and first Chairman of the Old Mutual. As secretary of the Anti-Convict Association, he was instrumental in seeing that the Cape Colony did not become a penal colony as the Colonial authorities had planned. He was a close friend of Thomas Pringle during his time in the Cape. Family tree and various appendices are included
£16.00
#27312 Eriksen, Ronnie. THE SEA WAS KIND TO ME. 112pp illustrated paperback G+ condition. Amorique. Knysna 1990. isbn 9780620150552
Inscribed dedication to ffep likely from the author. The author was primarily engaged in mine-sweeping activities around the Cape.
£16.00
#27261 Hartley, Aidan. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST. A Story Of Life, Love, And Death In Foreign Lands. Black spine over cream boards. 414pp illustrated 8vo. 0.8kg. A Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper. Atlantic Monthly Press. New York 2003 1st edition & printing. isbn 9780871138712
A personal portrait of Africa told by Reuter's journalist who covered Africa in the 1990s.
£15.00
#27383 Kemp, A.C. THE BIOGRAPHY OF CLAUDE GIBNEY FINCH-DAVIES 1875-1920. Observer, Student, And Highly Skilled Illustrator Of Southern African Birds. White cloth boards. 33pp text + 34 plates. 360mm x 310mm. 1.1kg. No inscription. lightly bumped at head and tail of spine else a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (similarly bumped to spine ends, lightly rubbed, no tears or loss but mark to front between the reproduced image and signature). still an attractive copy with excellent table appearance. Transvaal Museum. Pretoria 1976. isbn 9780620020817
A biography of the noted bird-artist that is also well illustrated with colour plates of some of his works. The details of his theft of plates from books belonging to the Transvaal Museum and the resulting effects thereof are covered in detail. That his death was due to suicide as popularly believed is denied.
£60.00
#27268 McIntosh, Kathleen Power. SOME OLD NATAL FAMILIES. A Compact Method Of Recording Histories And Family Trees. Red textured vynide boards. 72pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions, 4 square corners. some light wear to boards else a VG copy. Self (1974).
Signed by Author to title page. Deals with the Booker, McIntosh, and Large families.
£35.00
#27415 Roberts, Brian. CECIL RHODES. Flawed Colossus. Red cloth boards. 319pp illustrated 8vo 0.8kg. No inscriptions. VG in VG dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears). attractive shelf and table appearance. Hamish Hamilton. London 1987 1st edition. isbn 9780241123386
"This re-assessment deals with the man rather than the politics". While likening Rhodes to a cannon ball "travelling to its aim blindly and spreading ruin on its way", it manages to cover "his brutality to the native peoples of South Africa, his financial chicanery, his involvement in the farcical Jameson Raid, his suppressed homosexuality, his ideas about racial superiority, and his exaggerated respect for an Oxford education". Little good to be said here about Rhodes then.
£20.00
#27262 Short, Philip. BANDA. Black cloth boards. 357pp 8vo. 0.5kg. No inscriptions, edges a little dusty else a VG copy in dustwrapper (clipped, worn around head & tail of spine, no major chips, tears, or loss). Routledge & Kegan Paul. London. 1974 1st edition. isbn 9780710076311
A biography of Malawi's then president, Dr Hastings Banda, written at a time when he was criticised for his policy of engagement and dialogue with South Africa.
£30.00
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EPHEMERAL ITEMS (LETTERS, DOCUMENTS, POSTCARDS, PRINTS, ETC)

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#27378 Black, Stephen. (Ed). THE SJAMBOK. A Weekly Critical Paper For The Spreading Of Truth. 36pp stapled illustrated periodical. 305mm high x 245mm wide. Very Good condition. Vol.2 No.19. Friday August 22nd 1930.
A satirical magazine that might be regarded as the 'Private Eye' or the 'Noseweek' of the 1930s!
£45.00
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FICTION AND CREATIVE WRITINGS

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#27463 Batley, Karen. A SECRET BURDEN. Memories Of The South African Border War By South African Soldiers Who Fought In It. 133pp paperback. No inscriptions. a Fine copy. Jonathan Ball 2007. isbn 9781868422906
A collection of poetry and prose written anonymously by young white South African conscripts deployed during the border wars. Collected at the time of withdrawal from the border their voices, silenced for too long, are heard at last after almost two decades.
£40.00
#27305 Butler, Guy. STRANGER TO EUROPE With Additional Poems. Gilt device on tan cloth boards. 79pp 8vo. No inscriptions. A G-VG copy. A.A. Balkema. Cape Town 1960.
Includes a dozen extra poems over the original 1952 edition. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request.
£20.00
#27369 Jonker, Ingrid. VERSAMELDE WERKE. (Collected Works). Green paper-covered boards. photo frontis. 238pp 8vo 0.5kg. Gift inscription to ffep. boards show damp stains. overall a Good copy in a colour copy dustwrapper. Perskor. Johannesburg 1975 stated 1st edition 1st printing. isbn 9780628008749
Ingrid Jonker (1933-19656) was a member of the Sestige group of writers that rebelled agains the orthodoxy of the Nationalist Party and its apartheid policies. Predominantly Afrikaans text. Includes the poetry from her publications 'Ontvlugting'. 'Rook En Oker', and the posthumous 'Kanelson'. Also included are works of drama, prose, and autobiography. The latter includes the English 'The Child That Died In Langa' as well as an interview with the SABC from November 10th 1964 (in Afrikaans).
£30.00
#27333 Kaschula, Russell H. THE BONES OF THE ANCESTORS ARE SHAKING. Xhosa Oral Poetry In Context. 304pp softcover. No inscriptions, a VG+ copy. Juta. Lansdowne 2002 1st edition. isbn 9780702152078
Presents new oral material previously unavailable ranging from 19thC examples to late 20thC praise poetry including for Joe Slovo, F.W. De Klerk, the South African soccer squad and Nelson Mandela with the latter being a special focus of the volume.
£30.00
#27388 McComb, Rory Neill. BRUTUS, HEIR TO THE AUTOCRAT. The Rise Of Marcus Brutus. 392pp softcover. 0.5kg. No inscription. VG condition. Self. 2004.
Author was nominated for the Irish IMPAC literary award for; "Novels that are likely to have a lasting impact on World Literature" for his novel 'Tribe'.
£30.00
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MISSIONARY TRAVEL AND ENDEAVOURS

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#27377 Du Plessis J. THRICE THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT. A Record Of Journeyings Across Africa During The Years 1913-16. Blue cloth boards. 350pp illustrated plates & folding map. 8vo. 0.9kg. Ownership inscription ffep. A sound copy, spine faded, Good only. Longmans Green. London 1917 1st edition.
Author travelled extensively from the Gold Coast, across Togoland, Nigeria, Kamerun, then French Equatorial Africa, Uganda, British East Africa, the Belgian Congo, East Africa, Rhodesia, & Mozambique, as doctor and missionary. Interesting commentary on the peoples met and journeys made.
£40.00
#27371 Price, Elizabeth Lees. (Ed. Una Long for Rhodes University, Grahamstown). THE JOURNALS OF ELIZABETH LEES PRICE. Written in Bechuanaland, Southern Africa 1854-1883. With An Epilogue: 1899 And 1900. Red cloth boards. 564pp 8vo. 0.9kg. No inscriptions, four square corners. eps foxed else text unmarked. conservatively VG in lesser dustwrapper (spine faded and rear tanned, chipped to tail of spine only, one minor closed tear at rear but no other tears, no loss). Edward Arnold 1956 stated 1st edition.
Mrs Price was a daughter of the missionary Robert Moffat, marrying another missionary Rev. Roger Price. She lived and worked with him among the Bechuana tribes of southern Africa until his death in 1900. The journals are actually her letters written to her friends and family in England.
£50.00
#27274 Shrewsbury, William J. (Ed. Hildegarde H. Fast) THE JOURNAL AND SELECTED LETTERS OF REV. WILLIAM J. SHREWSBURY 1826-1835. First Missionary To The Transkei. Graham's Town Series No.13. Green cloth boards. 228pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. 0.7kg. No inscription, a Mint copy in VG+ dustwrapper (lightly rubbed only, no chips, tears, or loss). Graham's Town Series No.13. Witwatersrand University Press for Rhodes University. Grahamstown 1994. isbn 9781868142613
A Wesleyan missionary, Shrewsbury established the first Transkeian mission in Butterworth in 1827. He describes his difficulties with language, physical and emotional hardships, and the difficulties in relating to Xhosa culture at a time of social upheaval.
£25.00
#27374 Zollner, Linda. & Heese, J.A. THE BERLIN MISSIONARIES IN SOUTH AFRICA AND THEIR DESCENDANTS. Brown 'leather' boards. 586pp illustrated 8vo. 1.1kg. No inscriptions, four square corners. a VG+ copy in lesser dustwrapper (spine faded and worn, no major loss or tears). Genealogy Publication No.19. Human Sciences Research Council / Institute For Historical Research. Pretoria 1984 isbn 9780796900104
In 1834 a group of five missionaries from the Berlin Missionary Society arrived in South Africa to begin their missionary work. Leaving Graaff-Reinet on 12 August 1834 in the company of Dr Andrew Smith to find a suitable location for a mission station they had, by the end of the following September, established a mission station at Bethanie - north of the Orange River and near to the present town of Edenburg. Some 200 missionaries of the Berlin Missionary Society came to South Africa and established many new mission stations. This work covers 195 of these original missionaries and their descendants.
£110.00
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NATURAL HISTORY

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#27346 Du Preez, Louis & Carruthers, Vincent. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE FROGS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. 488pp softcover. illustrated. 1.4kg. CD in rear pocket. A Fine copy in original transparent sleeve. Struik 2009. isbn 9781770074460
Includes CD of frog calls. All 160 species are described, calls for most species are recorded on the CD with spectograms. All necessary keys and identification points for field identification are provided.
£20.00
#27384 Finch-Davies, C.G. (Ed. June Winchester-Gould. Fwd. Patrick Horsbrugh). GAMEBIRDS AND WATERFOWL OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. A Collection Of 68 Water-Colours by C.G. Finch-Davies .... Plum cloth boards. 190pp illustrated 305mm x 235mm. slipcase. 1.8kg. A Fine copy in matching slipcase and dustwrapper (spine fading and extremely minor wear at spine ends only. no chips, tears, or loss). Most excellent shelf and table appearance. Winchester Press. Johannesburg isbn 9780620095235
".... Originally Commissioned To Illustrate Lt.-Col. Boyd Robert Horsbrugh's 1912 Volume 'The Game Birds And Water-Fowl Of South Africa' " Copy No.536 of 5026. Excellent reproduction of the plates from the Horsbrugh book.
£45.00
#27385 Finch-Davies, C.G. (Intro. Dr Alan Kemp). THE BIRD PAINTINGS OF C.G. FINCH-DAVIES. Orange cloth boards with colour print set to front. 311pp illustrated large format in matching slipcase. 375mm x 285mm. 4.0kg. No inscription. The slipcase is bumped at top of closed end and reflects on the top corner of the rear board and to a lesser extent has impressed to the top corner of the text block. however this is not obvious and does not seriously detract from the excellent overall condition of the book. overall a VG+ copy in a VG slipcase. The contents are exceptionally clean and the volume presents with an excellent table appearance. Winchester Press. Johannesburg (1984) Subscribers Edition. isbn 9780620074599
No. 1042 of 4700 thus. The Introduction is a biography of Finch-Davies and is expanded beyond that originally written by Kemp as published by the Transvaal Museum in 1976. There are 99 full page colour plates in addition to the frontis.
£95.00
#27364 Hawthorne, William. (Illus. Rosemary Wise). FIELD GUIDE TO THE FOREST TREES OF GHANA. Printed yellow wraps. 275pp illustrated line drawings and colour plates. A4 format. 0.8kg. VG+ condition. Natural Resources Institute 1990. isbn 0902500341
Gift inscription from Author. Designed mainly to help foresters identify trees in the Ghanaian rain forest. Includes a 'Main Key' for all species and a subsidiary '200 Main Species Key' with detailed explanation of their use.
£40.00
#27271 Hepburn, H.R. & Radloff, S.E. HONEYBEES OF AFRICA. Green printed boards. 370pp illustrated tables, charts, maps. 8vo. 0.7kg. 4 square corners. edges a bit foxed else a VG+ copy. Springer Verlag. Berlin isbn 9783540642213
Gift inscription from Author (Howard Randall Hepburn) on dedication page. A comprehensive review of the honeybees of Africa on a subspecies as well as by country basis. Includes an updated multivariate analysis of the subspecies based on the merger of the Ruttner database (Oberursel) and that of Hepburn & Radloff (Grahamstown) for nearly 20,000 bees. Special emphasis is placed on natural zones of hybridisation and introgression of different populations; seasonal cycles of development in different ecological- climatological zones of the continent; swarming, migration and absconding; and an analysis of the bee flora of the continent. The text is supplemented by tables containing quantitative data on all aspects of honeybee biology, and by continental and regional maps.
£165.00
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ACADEMIC JOURNALS

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#22929 Pama, C. (Ed). FAMILIA. 1970 No.2 Quarterly Journal Of The Genealogical Society Of South Africa. printed cream wraps, stapled 8vo. VG condition. Cape Town 1970.
List of contents on request. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request.
£10.00
#22928 Pama, C. (Ed). FAMILIA. 1970 No.3 Quarterly Journal Of The Genealogical Society Of South Africa. Printed cream wraps, stapled 8vo. VG condition. Cape Town 1970.
List of contents on request. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request.
£10.00
#22926 Pama, C. (Ed). FAMILIA. 1970 No.4 Quarterly Journal Of The Genealogical Society Of South Africa. Printed cream wraps, stapled 8vo. VG condition. Cape Town 1970.
List of contents on request. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request.
£10.00
#27294 Pelzer, A.N. et al. (Eds). HISTORIA. Eerste Jaarhang No.3 Februarie 1957. Library binding red leather spine over light red boards, original wraps bound in. 8vo 0.4kg. A Good sound copy. Historiese Genootskap van Suid-Afrika 1957.
Articles include: Eric Axelson, 'Beacons Of Portuguese Discovery'. This concerns the discovery of the original padraos erected by the Portuguese explorers around the coast of Southern Africa. Full contents of this issue on request.
£20.00
#27296 Pelzer, A.N. et al. (Eds). HISTORIA. Tweede Jaarhang Nos. 1-3. June, September, December 1957. Library binding, dark blue spine over light blue boards, original wraps bound in. 3 issues bound together. 8vo. 0.8kg A Good sound copy. Historiese Genootskap van Suid-Afrika 1957.
Contents of these issues on request.
£30.00
#27295 Pelzer, A.N. et al. (Eds). HISTORIA. Vol. 2. 1-4. 1966. Library binding, green spine over blue boards, original wraps bound in. 4 issues bound together. 8vo. 0.7kg Front wraps subsequently removed. a Good sound copy. Historiese Genootskap van Suid-Afrika 1966.
Contents of these issues on request.
£30.00
#27297 Pelzer, A.N. et al. (Eds). HISTORIA. Vyfde Jaarhang Nos. 1-4. Library binding, dark blue spine over blue boards, no wraps bound in. 4 issues bound together. 8vo. 0.8kg A Good sound copy. Historiese Genootskap van Suid-Afrika (1960).
Contents of these issues on request.
£30.00
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POLITICAL & SOCIAL

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#27336 Guest, Robert. THE SHACKLED CONTINENT. Africa's Past, Present And Future. 280pp softcover. 0.4kg. No inscriptions. ff tanned & edges spotted, hence G-VG, Macmillan London 2004. 1st Edition. isbn 9781405046213
Seeks to find the reasons why Africa fails to advance in its development. War, Aids, corruption, foreign aid, are all analysed as author examines the basket-cases of broken African states. The author sees hope in some areas but queries why these are such isolated instances.
£12.00
#27282 Mager, Anne Kelk. BEER, SOCIABILITY, AND MASCULINITY IN SOUTH AFRICA. 232pp paperback 8vo. 0.4kg. A Fine copy. Indiana University Press 2010. isbn 9780253221803
Long and warm authorial inscription thanking 'Bruce' for his assistance with the book. Author looks at beer, commerce, and public culture in South Africa.
£16.00
#27391 Strydom, Lauritz. RIVONIA, MASKER AF! (Rivonia Unmasked). Black cloth boards, 162pp illustrated 8vo. 0.4kg. No inscriptions. sello marks to endpapers else a VG copy in Good dustwrapper (wear but no major loss or tears). Voortrekkerpers. Johannesburg 1964 1st printing
Afrikaans edition of the English title 'Rivonia Unmasked'. "This is the dramatic story, not just of the visible Rivonia sabotage trial, but of the enemy's plans to kill people. The mask is indeed pulled away from the pretence" (Google trans. of jacket blurb).
£25.00
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ZIMBABWE, ZAMBIA, & MALAWI (THE RHODESIAS, NYASALAND, & THE FEDERATION)

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#27450 Da Costa, J.R. THE DEAFENING SILENCE. The Viscount Air Disaster Sunday, 3rd September, 1978. 7" 45rpm vinyl record. Unmarked vinyl, in VG original sleeve and inner sleeve. Gift inscription on rear.
Sermon Preached By The Dean, The Very Rev. J.R. da Costa, In The Cathedral Of St. Mary And All Saints In Salisbury, Rhodesia, On Friday, 8th September, 1978 At The Service For Those Who Were Massacred In The Viscount Air Disaster Sunday 3rd September 1978. The Viscount was Air Rhodesia Flight 825, a scheduled passenger flight, was shot down by the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA). The Viscount, named the Hunyani, was flying the last leg of Air Rhodesia's regular scheduled service from Victoria Falls to the capital Salisbury, via the resort town of Kariba.
£30.00
#27293 Windram, Foster. NIGHT OVER AFRICA. Rebound gilt title on black vynide boards. new eps with originals bound in. 287pp illustrated folding map, plates. 8vo. 0.6kg. Binding as new, contents tanned, original ownership signature, overall VG copy, excellent map. Victor Gollancz 1937 1st edition.
A look at Rhodesia from tourist, historical, and political perspectives.
£24.00
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TRAVEL & EXPLORATION

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#27277 Ball, J. Dyer. THINGS CHINESE Or Notes Connected With China. Black and gold on yellow decorated boards. Recent ownership inscription inside front wrap. a sound tight copy. spine fading, foxing here an there throughout, a G-VG copy. Kelly & Walsh. Hong Kong 1903 4th edition.
Author's 40 years in China have driven him to distill his knowledge into an alphabetical and encyclopedic format from Abacus to Zoology.
£60.00
#27269 Beresford, Lord Charles. THE BREAK-UP OF CHINA With An Account Of Its Present Commerce, Currency, Waterways, Armies, Railways, Politics, And Future Prospects. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 509pp illustrated two foldout maps and a foldout table of cotton trade. 8vo. A sound and clean copy. a little soft at head of spine, edges foxed, ff tanned. minor foxing here and there, some pages unopened, overall near VG condition. Harper & Brothers. London 1899 1st edition.
The Author spent slightly more than 3 months in 1898/9 in China to make a report on British trade and commerce for the Associated Chambers of Commerce. Deeming that it was not possible to frame this solely within the constraints of his mission, and that matters relating to high policy created condition impossible to ignore. A monumental work derived from a very short visit.
£40.00
#27372 Kirkland, Caroline. SOME AFRICAN HIGHWAYS. A Journey Of Two American Women To Uganda And The Transvaal. Original green cloth boards. 345pp illustrated map and plates. 8vo. 0.7kg. No inscriptions. A G++ sound and clean copy. folding map excellent. nice clean copy. Duckworth. London 1908.
Much of the material presented originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune in 1906. Simply the record of two intrepid women to the 'dark continent', principally Uganda and the Transvaal. Includes map of the Mombasa-Victoria (Uganda) Railway, and deals with the prevalence of 'sleeping sickness in tropical Africa. Over 45 illustrations.
£30.00
#27319 Lamb, David. THE AFRICANS. Encounters From The Sudan To The Cape. Black over orange cloth boards. 363pp 8vo. 0.8kg. No inscriptions. VG+ condition in dustwrapper (spine fading, price corner on front flap torn away, no chips, tears, or loss). Bodley Head. London. 1983. 1st Edition. isbn 9780370309682
Part political travelogue, part contemporary history, this is a telling of Africa in the tradition of John Gunther's 'Inside Africa'. Focusing on sub-saharan Africa he outlines the problems of Africa (as so many others have done before and since) in wide-ranging themes rather than topgraphically. An interesting and compelling read.
£20.00
#27323 Park, Mungo. TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA. Printed wraps. 281pp illustrated. 235mm x 155mm. 0.5kg. A Fine unread copy. Nonsuch. Stroud 2005. isbn 9781845880682
This classic tale of early African exploration at the turn of the 18thC combines Mungo Park's own publication of his 1795 expedition and the surviving papers from his fatal 1805 expedition which saw his death in 1806 on the Niger. The object of the two expeditions was to discover the source of the Niger (which did not occur until 1830). A very readable account with well-reproduced illustrations.
£16.00
#27466 Trollope, Anthony. SOUTH AFRICA. 2 volumes. 2 paperback volumes. 256 + 246pp. No inscriptions. Very Good condition. Bok Books. Manzini 1987. Same as Alan Sutton edition. Vol.2 isbn 0947027718. isbn 094702770X
Originally published in 1877, Trollope's 'South Africa' was very popular at the time and went through many editions. Volume 1 provides an introductory history and is followed by sections on the Cape Colony and Natal. Volume 2 covers the Transvaal, Griqualand West, the Orange Free State, and the then native territories. With a keen eye for detail Trollope paints an interesting picture on everything that he sees from his obviously colonial point of view.
£22.00
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SECOND BOER WAR (ANGLO-BOER WAR)

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#27414 Alderson, E.A.H., Brevet-Lieut.-Colonel. WITH THE MOUNTED INFANTRY AND THE MASHONALAND FIELD FORCE 1896. Red cloth boards. 308pp illustrated b/w maps, drawings, photos. etc. 8vo. 0.8kg. Some pages uncut, a sound reading copy. severe insect attrition to the spine renders unattractive. Contents sound and clean. Methuen. London 1898 Colonial Library.
The Matablele Rebellion which broke out in March 1896 had spread by June to Mashonaland. While the Matabele Relief under Col. Plumer went into action a force of Mounted Infantry originally sent from Britain to serve in Matableleland arrived in Mashonaland for a five-month campaign to subdue the rebellion in that area. With maps, illustrations, and statistical data in the appendices this work is valuable for its details on the engagements fought. Appendices include: Mounted Infantry (staff), casualties sustained during the Mashonaland uprising (killed, wounded, missing), patrols sent out.
£30.00
#27317 Castle, Ian. MAJUBA 1881. The Hill Of Destiny. 96pp softcover 4to. 0.4kg. A Fine unread copy. Military Campaign Series 45. Osprey. London 1996 1st edition. isbn 9781855325036
Originally known as the Transvaal Rebellion or the Transvaal War of Independence, and now referred to as the First Boer War, this was to be one of those small colonial wars occurring in the latter 19thC and quickly dealt with. Entering the war full of confidence within a few weeks the British had suffered a number of unexpected reverses before the humiliating defeat of Sir George Colley's forces on Majuba.
£10.00
#27465 Comaroff, John L. (Ed). THE BOER WAR DIARY OF SOL. T. PLAATJIE. An African At Mafeking. Black cloth boards. 165pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. VG condition in matching dustwrapper (creases at top front edge, but no chips, tears, or loss). Macmillan. Johannesburg 1973 1st edition. isbn 9780869540022
Sol Plaatjie's boer war diary, unearthed by an anthropologist in a Baralong village near to Mafeking, is an historical document of rare value. Presenting the Siege of Mafeking in an entirely new way through the eyes of an African present at that time. This also presents a picture of Sol Plaatje, an african intellectual who was later a writer, a newspaper editor, and a public speaker, who played a key role in South African political history.
£24.00
#27318 Pakenham, Thomas. THE BOER WAR. Brown cloth boards, 659pp illustrated. 1.5kg. No inscriptions, top edges foxed else a VG+ copy in matching dustwrapper (spotted internally, spine fading, no chips, tears, or loss). A very bright attractive copy with immaculate contents. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. London 1998. isbn 9780297819141
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.
£20.00
#27355 Pakenham,Thomas. THE BOER WAR. Illustrated Edition. Printed wraps. 304pp illustrated large format softcover. 0.9kg. A very Fine unmarked copy. Jonathan Ball. Johannesburg 2014.
Abridged by the author himself this is edition is an excellent work in its own right. 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. Extensively illustrated.
£20.00
#27420 Smit, A.P. & Mare, L. (Eds). DIE BELEG VAN MAFEKING. Dagboek Van Abraham Stafleu. Printed boards. 285pp illustrated plates and foldout map in rear pocket. 8vo. 0.7kg. No inscription. a Good copy in dustwrapper. excellent contents, map as new. Bronnepublikasie Nr.10. HSRC. Pretoria 1985. isbn 9780796901910
Abraham Stafleu fought on the side of the Boer forces besieging Mafeking from October 1899 to May 1900, his diary running from 4th December 1899 to 17th May 1900. A rare personal account of the famous siege from a Boer perspective. Introduction and notes in Afrikaans, diary text in original Dutch.
£22.00
#27300 Wessels, Andre. THE ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899-1902. White Man's War, Black Man's War, Traumatic War. Printed wraps, 213pp softcover. 0.4kg. A very Fine copy. Sun Press. Bloemfontein 2011 1st edition. isbn 9781920383275
The Anglo-Boer war was neither a white man's war nor a gentleman's war as popularly represented. The first part of the book gives a concise review of the main events and military actions of the Anglo-Boer war. The second part looks at the role played by Black, Coloured, and Asian people in combatant and non-combatant capacities. The third part looks at the collateral damage caused and its legacy. It particularly references the creation of the concentration camps for both white and black civilians, and the consequences of that for the inhabitants and for South Africa, thus analysing the traumatic effects of the war in some detail.
£40.00
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MILITARY (REGIMENTAL HISTORIES, MILITARIA, WARS IN AFRICA)

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#27370 Anon. A HISTORY OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST SIEGE BATTERY SOUTH AFRICAN HEAVY ARTILLERY. From July, 1915, The Date Of Its Formation At Cape Town, To the 11th November, 1918, When "Cease Fire!" Sounded At Lesdain, On The Escault Canal, Near Tournai, Belgium. Original gilt on leather boards. aeg. 55pp illustrated. 250mm x 190mm. 0.4kg. Very Good, only very minor wear, some foxing but not to plates. excellent shelf and table appearance. No place. no date. obviously post 1918.
Includes 'Sectors of the Battle Areas ...' where the battery was in action, decorations, appointments, casualties, Battery Roll. Ownership inscription: "S.J. de Kock, 'Observer Gunner', 71st Battery, S.A.H.A." (listed in Battery Roll).
£375.00
#27307 Austen, H.C.M. SEA FIGHTS AND CORSAIRS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN. Being The Naval History Of Mauritius From 1715 To 1810. Half blue leather over cloth with gilt bands. The spine has 4 raised bands with gilt anchor device between them. The front board shows blind-stamped sailing ship. coloured frontis with tissue guard, 30 plates and 3 folding plans. All illustrations present . 220mm x 250mm x 40mm. 1.8kg. Neat gift inscription. Externally worn showing wear to board on cloth edges, small loss at head of spine. some insect attrition to cloth. a sound copy, contents excellent, ff age-toned, one map only has a tear close to spine. good shelf appearance. R.W. Brooks. Government Printer. Port Louis 1934. 1st edition.
This is the scarce 'Mauritius' limited edition. Copy No. 46 of 150 copies only. With a Foreword by His Excellency The Governor Of Mauritius Sir Wilfred Jackson. Additional images on request.
£220.00
#27272 Brelsford, W.V. (Ed). THE STORY OF THE NORTHERN RHODESIA REGIMENT. Grey cloth boards. 134pp illustrated 4to. 0.5kg. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. a Very Good copy. no dustwrapper. The Government Printer. Lusaka 1954 1st edition.
A detailed account of the origin and traditions of the Regiment and of its active service in many widely scattered countries. Covers their actions during both World Wars, in various fields including Burma & East Africa. including the pursuit of Von Lettow during the East Africa campaign. The predecessors of the Regiment including the Barotse Native Police, the North-Eastern Rhodesia Constabulary, and the Northern Rhodesia Police, are also covered
£40.00
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ZULU WAR

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#27316 David, Saul. ZULU. The Heroism And Tragedy Of The Zulu War Of 1879. Black cloth boards 467pp. illustrated b/w plates, maps. 8vo. 1.0kg. Small gift inscription to title page, eps and edges well tanned and spotted. overall appearance is excellent, VG in dustwrapper (no chips, tears, or loss). Viking. London 2004 1st Edition. isbn 9780670914746
Extensive notes and bibliography. A re-examination of this short war, the first since 'The Washing Of The Spears' by Donald Morris.
£12.00
#27353 Lock, Ron. & Quantrill, Peter. (Comps). THE 1879 ZULU WAR. Through The Eyes Of The Illustrated London News. Gilt titling on black vynide boards. 310pp illustrated A4 format. 1.1kg. A Fine copy in matching dustwrapper. Q-Lock / HMR. Natal 2003. isbn 9780620308991
Follows the war chronologically with writings and illustrations culled from the Illustrated London News. A colonial view of the war with some 200 illustrations.
£50.00
#27361 MacKinnon, J.P. & Shadbolt, S.H. (Comps). THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN OF 1879. Black cloth boards. 397pp illustrated 4to. 1.5kg. A VG-Fine copy in matching protected dustwrapper. Greenhill Books, London 1995. facsimile reprint of the Sampson Low Marston Searle and Rivington 1882 edition. isbn 9781853672033
This volume contains: Cabinet photographs and biographical notices of 62 officers of the British Army & Navy who lost their lives during the campaign, including that of Lieutenant Thirkill of the 88th Regiment, which did not appear in the original edition of 1880. Summaries of all the British Regiments and Naval Brigades in the field. Separate records of almost every British Officer engaged. Accurate accounts of the various engagements. Maps etc. This edition includes new index of every officer and the battles in which they fought.
£40.00
#27260 Hecker, Anno. C'EST L'AFRIQUE. A Somewhat Different Hunting Book. Gilt title on dark brown textured vynide boards. 167pp illustrated small 4to. 0.7kg. No inscriptions, a Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (creased along top edge, two closed tears). Rowland Ward. Houghton 2007 1st English edition. isbn 9780980262629
Arriving in Tanzania in 1955 the author found that his promised employment had fallen through. Staying in the country he secured work as a tsetse control officer. Until his return to Germany in 1968 he had become in succession an elephant control officer and project leader / instructor at the Game Warden Training Centre, College of African Wildlife Management in Tanzania. He has many tales to tell from these years.
£16.00


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