Closer Union

Ex-library with the usual labels and stamps. A series of letters in the ‘Transvaal Leader’ where the author warns of the dangers of trying to unify the four South African colonies into a central state as well as pleading for a ‘closer union’ within the framework of a federal constitution. Circa 1960s.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Collection of Cape Aquarelles of Francois le Vaillant. 1781-1784

Text: English/Afrikaans. Catalogue from the South African National Gallery.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Collector’s Guide to the Maps of the African Continent and Southern Africa

Reference work, illustrated.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-680.00)

Comdt. Holden Bowker. An 1820 Settler book including unpublished records of the Frontier Wars.

Holden Bowker arrived in Algoa Bay in 1820 on the Weymouth. “This is the story of his extraordinarily interesting life – first hand accounts of troubled times on the frontiers – enterprising, adventurous and fearless. Recounted with the aid of several rare old Africana documents, two of which have never before been published.”

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Contour-Coloured World Map series : Central & East Africa

With Boundaries, Roads and Railways. Scale : 1 : 4 000 000.


Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Correspondence relative to the Annexation to this Colony of the St John’s River Territory

25pp, age toned and with chips and tears.
Cape of Good Hope. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of His Excellency the Governor.

Price – $35 (ZAR-360)

Crossing Rivers Of Womanhood – The Traditional Rites of Passage of a Zulu girl

This concise book was written for anyone with an interest in African customs and traditions. Herein will be found topics like lobola, raising children and so on.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Da Viagem Que Em Descobrimento Da India Pelo Cabo da Boa Esperanca Fez Dom Vasco Da Gama Em 1497

This book deals with the historic first voyage of Vasco da Gama, examining the trials and tribulations he faced in his quest to make his way to India. Light wear to the binding and frontis and folding map are foxed.

Price – $360.00 (ZAR-3800.00)

Dagboek van H.C. Bredell 1900 – 1904

“Manie Bredell, president Kruger se lyfwag en laaste private sekretaris, lê in sy Dagboek grepe uit die ou President se ballingskap in Europa vas.”
Previous owner’s bookplate to the fep.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Dagh Register

” Gehouden by den oppercoopman Jan Anthonisz Van Riebeeck” Three volumes, in Dutch. Around 450pp per volume.




Price – $90.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Dart, Taung and the ‘Missing Link’.

An essay on the life and work of Emeritus Professor Raymond Dart. Based on a tribute to Professor Dart on his 90th birthday delivered at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg on 22 June 1983.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Daughters of the King

The Story of St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls, Pretoria, 1879 – 1979. With numerous black and white illustrations.



Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

David Livingstone; South African Papers; 1849-1853; Second Series No. 5

A book focusing on Livingstone’s experiences in South Africa and his views on South African policy. With 3 black and white illustrations and 1 fold-out map.


Price – $32.00 (ZAR-320.00)

David Malan. Een verhaal uit de Grote Trek

From the “Zuid-Afrikaanse Historie Biblioteek”

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

De Afkomst Der Boeren

Text: Dutch. The descendants of the then Dutch-speaking settlers in Southern Africa during the 18th and much of the 19th century. A table in Section B of the Cape ancestors 1657-1807 detailing place of birth, date, with whom and how many children. Heavy browning to feps with light scattered foxing throughout. Small nick to lower page edges. Linen covered boards with gilt lettering on spine.

Price – $58.00 (ZAR-450.00)

De Kolonien en Staten van Zuid Afrika. Gids voor hen, de zicht naar die streken wenschen te begeven.

Met een uitvoerig Geographisch Register. Bound in a blue leather binding preserving the original paper wraps. Professional repairs to the front wrap and first few pages.

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-800.00)

De Strijd om Recht. Een verhaal uit de dagen van Goeverneur Willem van der Stel

From the “Zuid-Afrikaanse Historie Biblioteek”

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Der Freiheitskampf der Buren

2 Volumes bound in one. Illustrated throughout and with large fold out map to rear. Text in German set in Gothic script.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-800.00)

Der Kampf zwischen Bur und Brite (Der Dreijahrige Krieg)

A gift from Ambassador Kurt von Schirnding to Dr Carel De Wet – grandson of General de Wet and former nationalist minister and ambassador to London. Letter of thanks from De Wet to von Schirnding enclosed. Numerous b/w illustrations. Text in German, set in Gothic script.



Price – $150.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika: Forschungsreisen durch die deutschen Schutzgebiete Gross-Nama- und Hereroland, nach dem Kunene, dem Ngami-See und der Kalaxari, 1884-1887

Research trips by the German protectorates Gross-Nama and Herero country after the Kunene, the Lake Ngami and the Kalaxari, 1884-1887. With numerous b/w illustrations & hand coloured fold out map to rear.




Price – $420.00 (ZAR-5000.00)

Deutsche Frau in Südwest – Den Erlebnissen einer Farmersfrau in Heutigen Afrika Nacherzählt

The experiences of a German farmer’s wife in South West Africa. Illustrated by numerous b/w photographic plates.

Price – $20 (ZAR-220)

Deutsche Kolonialsprachen. Band 1. Die Sprache der Herero in Deutsch Sudwestafrika.

Stamp on feps “presented by the African Society 1934”. A few pages are dog-eared. Some splitting of cloth to the spine.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Dictionary of South African Biography. Supplementary volume.

List of names of persons deceased prior to 31 December 1950, and proposed for inclusion in the main series. Published for the use of contributors to volume III and subsequent volumes.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Die Afrikaanse Boek van die begin tot 1959.

Text: Afrikaans. Boeketentoonstelling by die vyftigjarige Herdenkingsfees van die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns. Inscribed and signed by the author. In special leather binding. Light foxing to prelims with specks to the fore-edge of some pages. Browning to frontispiece and rear free end pages as well at the top, fore- and bottom edge.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-340.00)

Die Afrikaanse Volkskultuur. Inleiding tot die Studie van Volkskunde.

Text: Afrikaans. Stain marks to the prelims with a small stain mark to the last 6 pages. Some minor foxing to prelims. Tape ghosting to the front and rear end papers.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-240.00)