‘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)

“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)

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)

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

“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 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 Sport in Southern Rhodesia

With photographs and colour map of Victoria Falls.

A History Of Sport in Southern Rhodesia (Illustrated) 1889 – 1935

This book examines the history of some of the major sports played in Rhodesia at the time, including cricket, cycling,squash, badminton and polo. The lives and accomplishments of the prominent sportsmen and teams are examined, as well as the various governing bodies that administered the competitions.

Condition: Good, wear to spine, stains to front and back cover. Foxing to prelims and page edges.

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-850.00)

A Metrical Outline of Cape History and Chronology

Historical poem on the Cape. Original pink paper wraps bound in red cloth boards with black titles to spine. Ink inscriptions to front paste down, f.f.e.p. and title page. Leaves are age toned with occasional fox marks.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

A Narrative of the Eighth Frontier War of 1851 – 1853 by Mr Isaiah Staples.

“An absorbing account of Mr Staples’ experiences in the Frontier War.” Inscription from the State Library (1979) on the front free end page. Reprint No. 62.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-400.00)

A Naturalist Remembers

Binding is good with clear and neat text, with and a dated (1964) ink inscription on fep.

A Nobody In Mashonaland or The Trials and Adventures of A Tenderfoot.

Now a region in a Northern Zimbabwe, this author tells the tale of his experiences in Mashonaland and explains in a humorous fashion what it was like to be white and unused to the harsh terrain.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-180.00)

A Photographic Postcard of a Steam Train – Mombasa.

Titled “A Narrow Squeak”. Photographer W.A. Young. The stamp has been removed. The remains of the Mombasa postmark are visible, with the date 1903.


Price – $22.00 (ZAR-280.00)

A Photographic Postcard Showing Luderitz.

Inscribed to the front and back. With the Luderitzbach postmark and stamp of 1906.


Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

A Provisional Map of N.W, Rhodesia

Fold out map. Edward Stanford, Geographer to the King blind-stamped on bottom right hand corner. c.1908.

Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

A Tourist Map of Rhodesia.

Scale: 22 kilometres to 10 millimetres. Minor edge-wear.


Price – $12.00 (ZAR-150.00)

A View from the Ridge. Johannesburg Retrospect.

Signed by the author with inscription. Previous owner’s name on title page. From the ‘South African Yesterdays – Number 6″ series. Price – $11.00 (ZAR-130.00)