‘A History of Cape Silver 1700-1870’ and ‘Further Researches in Cape Silver’ (Sold as a Set)

A History of Cape Silver : signed by the author on title page. Illustrations showing, Cape silversmiths’ marks, decorations, examples of silverware produced between 1700 and 1870, etc. throughout.
Further Researches in Cape Silver : First Edition 1953. With various black-and-white illustrations.





Price – $480.00 (ZAR-4500.00)

‘n Boer in Argentinië

ex-School library with stamps on front paste-down and page 15. Abrasion on fep where date sheet used to be and two signatures of previous owners. Missing small piece of tailband on spine edge.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-380.00)

‘n Eeu Van Vervoer 1860 – 1960. Die Prestasies Van Die Ministerie Van Vervoer Van Die Unie Van Suid-Africa

“Die Afrikaanse Boek”. 1936 Jaarboek van die Afrikaanse Skrywerskring.

Language: Afrikaans. Prominent South African writers include Eugene Marais, Gustave Preller, Jan Celliers, C L Leipoldtl Elisabeth Eybers, Uys Krige, et al. Black/white portrait photographs. Pages firmly bound.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

“The Garden Colony” The Story of Natal and its Neighbours

History, geography, the Boer War and 4 ballads commemorating historical highlights. Index and a map in rear sleeve.

Price – $58 (ZAR-600)

15 Essays in Half-Tone.

An evocative series of black white photographs of people and places in South Africa circa 1960s. Light edge-wear. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

18 Jahre in Sudafrika

“Erlebnisse und Anbenteur eines Schweden im Goldlande” In German. 355pp, with plates.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

18 Jahre in Sudafrika

“Erlebnisse und Anbenteur eines Schweden im Goldlande” In German. 355pp, with plates.

Price – $45 (ZAR-500)

1820 Settler’s Souvenir

1820 Settlers Souvenir

1820 Settlers Souvenir

23 Jahre Sturm und Sonneschein in Sudafrika

Autobiographical account of the author’s time in South Africa, where he formed a Boer Commando and was wounded in the battle of Elandslaagte in the Anglo-Boer war. Illustrated throughout in b/w. Includes fold out maps. Text in German set in Gothic script.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-900.00)

300 Years Van Riebeek Festival

In English, Afrikaans, French and Dutch. Many illustrations, 60pp, and then 80pp pages of advertisements at the end.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-140.00)

A Cape Country Chronicle

A Cape Country Chronicle

A Cape Country Chronicle

A Catalogue of Books Offered by The Lovedale Press

A small pamphlet catalogue of books published and sold by the Lovedale Press, the first to publish Sol Plaatjie’s Mhudi which is listed in this catalogue. Paper wraps and staple bound, the wraps are tide marked and there is some creasing throughout the leaves. A good copy.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

A Catalogue of Valuable Africana, etc being the collection of the Late Sir Abe Bailey.

Light edge-wear with marks on spine. Small mark on rear cover and half-title page. Lower corners slightly dog-eared.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-600.00)

A Century of Geological Endeavour in Southern Africa/ 1895 – 1995

“This book endeavours to highlight the individuals who have played a part in helping to unravel the vast geological history of our region as well as those who have fostered the aims and objectives of the earth sciences.”

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-320.00)

A Clear Description of the Cape Of Good Hope.

Facsimile of the text compiled by Jodocus Hondius and published by him at Amsterdam in 1652. Describes the adjacent coast in the director of Angola and also the characteristics of the elements, minerals, plants and animals, the nature of the people, their customs, morals and government. Parallel text in Dutch/English. English translation by L C van Oordt and introduction and notes by Prof. P Serton. Introduction in Afrikaans as well. Includes 3 plates and one map. Map has some edge-wear on the left hand side.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-250.00)

A Decent Fellow Doesn’t Work

Text clean and clear. Boards show slight edge wear.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-160.00)

A Decent Fellow Doesn’t Work

“Experiences of an easy-going traveller in search of pleasure, interesting people and places inside and outside Southern Africa – with a little wisdom gathered on the way.”

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-170.00)

A Dictionary of South African English. New Enlarged Edition.

A unique dictionary providing a valuable reference source to students of South African literature. Incorporates a considerable body of material from new Black writing. Includes material in use among the forces and special treatment given to emerging vocabulary of Black South African English, etc.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

A Geographical and Topographical Description of the Cape of Good Hope

Van Riebeeck Society Series 1 Vol 4

Price – $150.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

A Geographical and Topographical Description of the Cape of Good Hope. Parts 1 & 2 of 3

Volumes 4 and 6 of the Van Riebeeck Society first series. Both volumes bear the signature of Saul Solomon to the paste downs. Perforation to the front board of part 1 and to the spine of part 2. Tape repair to 2 pages of part 1. Part 1 published in 1921 and part 2 in 1925.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

A Grammar and Vocabulary of the Namaqua-Hottentot Language.

Foxing throughout. Some wear and tear to title page and page edges. Dogeared. Small tear to fep. Slight buckling to book pages. Some pen notations on the feps.

Price – $800.00 (ZAR-10500.00)

A Grand Illusion

“The failure of imperial policy in the Transvaal colony during the period of reconstruction 1900-1905” With maps and diagrams.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-380.00)

A History of Chess in South Africa from Van Riebeeck to the Start of World War II and Beyond

Text is clean and clear with black and white plates throughout. Cover shows slight edge wear and some scuffing.

A History of South Africa to 1870

Minor creasing and wear to cover. Previous owners inscription to endpapers. A comprehensive history of early South Africa.