The False Bay Story

The third book of Jose Burman’s trilogy on the sea approaches of the Western Cape.


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Price – $47.00 (ZAR-450.00)

The False Bay Story. (Signed by author)

This title is the 3rd book in the trilogy on the sea approaches of the Western Cape. Packed with information and brimming with interest about the people who lived in the coastal towns. Illustrated with 110 monochrome and colour pictures showing life in False Bay in all its aspects plus 16 charts and maps drawn between 1656 and 1796 Price – $32.00 (ZAR-380.00)

The Far Interior. Chronicles of Pioneering in the Matabele and Mashona Countries, 1847-1879.

Frontispiece of Mizilikazi (as seen by Captain William Cornwallis Harris in 1836). Contents clean and firmly bound.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

The Farmer at War

A record of the farmer’s fight with terror in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.





Price – $38.00 (ZAR-380.00)

The Farmer at War

A record of the farmer’s fight with terror in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.





Price – $45.00 (ZAR-450.00)

The Findlay Letters 1806-1870

A selection of two sets of family letters – of the Findlays and the Schreiners’. Compiled from the originals in the possession of George Schreiner Findlay of Pretoria. Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. Clean sound copy. Dust jacket worn and torn.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-380.00)

The First Boer War

330pp, plates and a map. The war at Majuba Hill.


Price – $15 (ZAR-180)

The First Boer War

330pp, plates and a map. The war at Majuba Hill.


Price – $15 (ZAR-180)

The Fishing Devices of Central and Southern Africa. No. 12.

Slim volume from The Occasional Papers of the Rhodes-Livingstone Museum. Sunning to front and back cover papers. Two fold-out maps and 17 black and white photographs with minor discolouration to pages. General wear and tear to corners. Large tear in covers and pulling away from staples.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

The Flag-Wagger (With an Introduction By Elspeth Huxley)


Previous owner’s name in ink on half-title page. Map of Northern Rhodesia in front-end papers. Map of the Republic of Zambia in back-end papers. Cover shows small tears and chips to the edges and some fading.

The Founder; Cecil Rhodes and the Pursuit of Power

This well researched volume offers a definitive biography on Rhodes. With numerous black and white illustrations and maps.


Price – $20.00 (ZAR-200.00)

The Fountain of the Sun

Account of travels through Ethiopia and the Ruwenzori. Illustrated in colour and b/w with maps, bibliography and index.

Price – $26,00 (ZAR-280,00)

The Game-Birds & Water-Fowl of South Africa

From the preface: ” In this volume I have endeavoured to give descriptions of the Game-Birds and Water-fowl found within South African limits – that is to say, south of a line drawn through the Zambesi River from east to west.

I trust that in all cases the illustrations will be sufficient to enable the sportsman readily to identify any Game-Bird he may shoot. It must be remembered, however, that immature birds often differ very much from those in adult plumage; I regret it was not possible to figure the birds in every stage.

With regard to the habits of many species, I am greatly indebted to Serg. C.G. (Finch) Davies, Cape Mounted Riflemen, whose excellent field work has been of the greatest help to me. All notes referring to Pondoland and Griqualand have been communicated to me by him.”

65 bright colour plates by Davies. Condition is very Good. Foxing throughout, but plates remain largely unsullied.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2200.00)

The Glittering Road.

Adventure in diamond country. Kimberley 1874-1876. Green cloth boards. Minor foxing and browning to pastedowns, prelims and fore edge. Minor chipping to DW with sunning to spine. Contents clean and well bound.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Gold Mines of The Rand : Being a Description of the Mining Industry of Witwatersrand South African Republic

Ex libris to the front paste down. Previous owner’s name stamped to the fly leaf, half title and title page. With various maps, plans and other illustrations; including a large folding map in pocket to the rear.

Price – $95.00 (ZAR-950.00)

The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa

Re-cased in full blue leather. Photographic plate of “Native Kraal” at pg. 124 is missing. Folding map to the pocket at the rear in unusually good condition.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-900.00)

The Grand Old Days of the Diamond Fields.

Memories of Past Times with the Diggers of Diamondia. An excellent copy. No publication date but circa 1930.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-700.00)

The Great Barnato

The author uncovers fascinating new material with the help of family records and other private papers about Barney Barnato. Did he jump overboard or was he murdered?

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-180.00)

The Grip of Gold – A Life Story of a Dominion

Previous owner’s ex libris pasted to the front paste-down.


Price – $25.00 (ZAR-250.00)

The Heart of the Hunter

Foxing on endpapers, water stains and mould on back cover and fore edges of pages. Gilt lettering on spine slightly scuffed.

The Highlands of Kaffraria

Foxing to slightly soiled dw.

The History and Social Significance of Motion Pictures in South Africa 1895-1940

Traces the history of peep-shows to ‘talkies’. Originally published as a PhD thesis at the University of Cape Town in 1946. Printed in a limited edition of 1000 copies.





Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1250.00)

The History of South African Rugby Football (1875 – 1932)

Rebound. Fully illustrated. Gift inscription in pencil on fep. Neat repairs to lower corners of frontispiece and title page.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The House in Tyne Street. Childhood Memories of District Six

Inscribed by the author in the fep.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-150.00)

The House of Cherer.

Signed by the author with an inscription. “Tracing the activities of succeeding generations through the colourful, often tragic, events that make up the fabric of South African and Rhodesian history.”

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-130.00)