African Naissance: The Limpopo Valley 1000 Years Ago.

The South African Archaeological Society Goodwin Series Vol 8, 2000. Pictorial card wraps have some scuffing with bumped corners. Contents clean and well bound.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-200.00)

African Naissance: The Limpopo Valley 1000 Years Ago.

Goodwin Series Vol 8 December 2000. The South African Archaeological Society.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-360.00)

Ancient Ashanti Chieftaincy

Paperback in good condition. errata slip tipped in.

Art of Central Africa. Masterpieces from the Berlin Museum für Völkerkunde

A look at some of the finest examples of Central African Art in the Museum für Völkerkunder in Berlin, exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1990

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Bantu Folk Lore (Medical and General)

112pp. No published date.


Price – $68.00 (ZAR-680.00)

Call the Wind

Call the Wind

Call the Wind

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)

Die Neger in den Vereinigten Staaten

Offprint of racialist paper from “Koloniale Rundschau”. Paper wraps with black titles to front wrap. Inscribed to Paul Cohn, a commentator on Nietzsche and correspondent of Elizabeth Foster Nietzsche, and signed by the author to top corner of front wrap. Some pencil marginalia to text. Some leaves loosed. A fair copy.


Price – $85.00 (ZAR-850.00)

Die Nordische Rasse bei den Indogermanen Asia

Gunther joined the Nazi party in 1932 and was praised as a pioneer in racial-thinking

The author joined the Nazi party in 1932 and was praised as a pioneer in racial-thinking

Falkland Road: Prostitutes of Bombay

Colour photographs throughout. Text is clean. Top corner of first few pages are dog-eared. Cover shows some wear and bent corners.

In Witch Bound Africa: An Account of the Primitive Kaonde Tribe & Their Beliefs

Early anthropological account of the North Rhodesian Naonde people. Bound in black cloth boards with blue decoration. Chips to head and foot of spine. Scattered foxing throughout, especially to to the prelims and rear leaves. Foxing to fore-edge. With 47 b/w illustrations and 3 maps. A fold out map to rear. Map has 5cm closed tear on LH side with a small nick in a fold.r

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Industrie Des Cafres Du Sud-Est De L’Afrique. Collection Recueillie Sur Les Lieux et Notice Ethnographique.

Perhaps the rarest work on South and South East African tribal art and beadwork. It is understood that fewer than 100 copies were produced. There are 27 chromolithographs, with a few pages of text uncut.




Price – $3600.00 (ZAR-40000.00)

Industrie Des Cafres Du Sud-Est De L’Afrique. Collection Recueillie Sur Les Lieux et Notice Ethnographique

The most important work on South African and South East African tribal art, weapons and beadwork. The edition is estimated at approximately 100 copies, including 90 in folio form. These were produced for royalty and for the most part remain in libraries. — Pieter Nicolaas Muller (1859-1941), the author  was a Dutch businessman, diplomat and traveller. He was the son of a prominent Rotterdam-based business family. Muller started his career as a businessman, trading in East and West Africa as the interim manager of Handels Compagnie Mozambique. Between 1882 – 1883, together with Snelleman, he travelled to Zanzibar visiting trading stores. Once the business trip was concluded they walked through present-day Mozambique and Zululand, collecting ethnographic artefacts and writing reports on the societies and people they encountered on their way. Articles of the trip were published in Dutch journals and newspapers. 27 chromolithographed plates.



Price – $3000.00 (ZAR-40000.00)

Kuanyama Ambo Folklore.

Anthropological Records. Vol 13, No. 4. Includes 1 figure in text and 1 map. Price – $16.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Licht – En Schaduwbeelden uit de Binnenlanden Van Java

This work examines the introduction of Christianity to the Javanese people, their resistance against it as well as examining the differences between free and forced labour, characteristics and morality of the Javanese population and how these conflicted with principles brought by the missionaries.

Condition: Good, foxing to prelims and page edges.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

Mapungubwe – South Africa’s Crown Jewels

A unique archaeological collection of gold artefacts, beads, pottery and ornaments from the site of South Africa’s earliest civilisation.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Marriage Customs in Southern Natal

From the Department of Native Affairs. Ethnological Publication vol. IV. 13 illustrations.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-850.00)

Miscast: Negotiating the Presence of the Bushmen

Signed by Pippa Skotnes and some of the contributors. An examination of the European interpolation of ‘Bushmen’ as a people, with running counter-narratives; illustrated in colour and b/w throughout. Bound in laminated pictorial card wraps. Previous owner’s signature on fep. Includes a loose pocket with an invitation to the initial launch of the book. Edges lightly foxed otherwise a very good copy.

Price – $300.00 (ZAR-3000.00)

Origin of the African People of the Johannesburg Area

Introductory archaeological text about the early inhabitants of South Africa. Bound in laminated pictorial card wraps. Ink stamps to half title. Top edge corner slightly dog-eared. Illustrated in b/w.

Price – $29.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Origins of the African People of the Johannesburg Area

“Most of the story in this book is in pictures rather than words showing the achievements of the people before the gold mines came. As there were no written records of what the prehistoric people did inside South Africa, archaelologists are able to tell the story of their way of life recorded in the buildings, iron and copper furnaces and mines, etc.”

Price – $29.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Philipp Cave. The Rock Paintings of Southern Africa: Volume Two

This work highlights a particular frieze in a cave in the Erongo region of South West Africa (Namibia). Well illustrated and researched.

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-850.00)

Sexual Life in Ancient India: a Study in the Comparative History of Indian Culture

Reprinted as two volumes in one. Text is clean. Previous book dealer’s label to the front paste down. Price clipped from corner of front jacket flap. Foxing to the endpapers, the first few and last few pages and to the edges of the text. Boards show slight wear and insect damage. DW shows significant damage (chipping, tears, foxing and losses.), but is still intact.

Skara Brae. A Pictish Village in Orkney.

The conservation of the remarkable prehistoric village and the life of prehistoric man in these islands. Numerous b&w plates and illustrated drawings. Colour map of village at Skara Brae. Inscription and previous owners names on front free end page. Bookplate on front paste-down. Pencil marginalia on pages 3, 51. Paper clipping of the death of the author pasted as frontispiece. Light scattered foxing throughout as well as to the fore-edge. Tinting with a few stains to the top edge.

Price – $140.00 (ZAR-980.00)

Skeletons in the Cupboard

Essay on South African museums and the trade in human remains 1907-1917. Laminated pictorial card wraps. Bookseller’s label to back wrap. A very good copy overall.

Price – $58.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Swartkrans

“A Cave’s Chronicle of Early Man” 270pp. Black and white photographs and drawings, results of the last 7 years of excavation.

Price – $80 (ZAR-950)

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