Lobedu Material Culture

Annals of the South African Museum. Volume 94 July 1984 Part 3. Lobedu Material Culture A comprehensive study of the 1930s and the 1970s. Paper covers with minor wear.

Love Locked Out: a Survey of Love Licence and Restriction in the Middle Ages

Previous book dealer’s label to the front paste down. Clean, clear text. Boards show very little wear. DW shows slight wear and scuffing with two minor closed tears.

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)

Mapungubwe. An Archaeozoological Interpretation of an Iron Age Community.

“The Mapungubwe complex of Iron Age Sites dating around 950-1150AD, lies in the Limpopo Valley close to the northern border of South Africa.” Previous owner’s details on ffep. Price – $43.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Mapungubwe. An Archaeozoological Interpretation of an Iron Age Community.

“The Mapungubwe complex of Iron Age Sites dating around 950-1150AD, lies in the Limpopo Valley close to the northern border of South Africa.” Previous owner’s details on ffep. Price – $43.00 (ZAR-550.00)

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

An examination of the European interpolation of ‘Bushmen’ as a people, with running counter-narratives; illustrated in colour and b/w throughout. Small stains on top edge with a little foxing on the lower corner of the fore-edge. Price – $240.00 (ZAR-2600)

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)

People of the Eland

Rock Paintings of the Drakensberg Bushmen as a reflection of their life and thought. This is number 415 of 1000 copies.

From the jacket flap:”Unlike other books, however, this one gives the story from, as it were, the viewpoint of the Bushmen. The author by a careful study of the official records of reprisal expeditions against the Bushmen, was able to establish the probable escape routes they used. Then, in the field, she explored these routes in great detail. Ins several cases she found rock paintings showing parties of mounted Europeans which, in number and apparel, agree with the official records of the number of farmers and of troopers who took part in the expedition. These paintings thus appear to be true eyewitness records. In the second and larger part of the book she discusses what is recorded in the literature about the Bushmen of the Drakensberg, tells what is known of their beliefs and attitudes to life and relates these to the content of the paintings developing in the process an interesting theory of associations and avoidances supported by a statistical analysis of the subject matter of the paintings.”

Condition: Good to very good. In a worn dust jacket with some loss to the spine. End papers lightly foxed and bearing the previous owner’s name.






Price – $250.00 (ZAR-2900.00)

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)

Prehistoric Man in Johannesburg. The Archaeology and Human Ecology of Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

Racas, Usos E Costumes dos Indigenas do Districto de Inhambane.

Some red pencil underlining and contemporary marginalia in blue ink. Black and white photographs.

Price – $33.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Report to the Government of Bechuanaland on the Bushman Survey

Important report on the state of the remaining Bushmen in Bechuanaland in the 1960’s. Folding map to the rear.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-780.00)

Rock Paintings of Southern Africa: Special Publication Number 2

‘Supplement to the South African Journal of Science – Special issue no. 2, May 1971’. Various black and white illustrations throughout. Tape marks to the back and front inside of cover and to the title page and the last page of text block. Inscription in ink to the top of the title page. Cover shows slight wear.

Rock Paintings of the Drakensberg

Rock Paintings of the Drakensberg, Natal and Griqualand East

Rock Paintings of the Drakensberg, Natal and Griqualand East

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.

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)

The ama-Xosa Life and Customs

Red cloth boards, with wear to edges. Gilt lettering on spine. Previous owner’s inscription to end papers. Foxing. Detailed study of the Xhosa, including chapters on law, war, customs, beliefs, circumcision.

The Ashanti: A Proud People

An anthropological study of the Ashanti. With b/w illustrations. Bound in green, cloth covered boards with gilt titles and white cataloguing information to spine, the latter crossed out in black ink. Boards generally scuffed and soiled. Ex library copy with various rubber and blindstamps throughout. Some biographical information and jacket flap pasted to f.f.e.p. Library slip mount and slip to rear paste down. Overall a VG copy.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

The Bantu Tribes of South Africa.

Reproductions of Photographic Studies with introductory articles on the Suto-Chuana Tribes and the Bechuana by G P Lestrade. Narrow crack to hinge. Well bound copy.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

The Bantu-Speaking Peoples of Southern Africa.

Maroon boards with edge-wear and scuff marks. Foxing to top edge. Browning to verso top edge of dust jacket with minor edge-wear. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $23.00 (ZAR-250.00)

The Basuto: a Social Study of Traditional and Modern Lesotho

‘A systematic and comprehensive account of the Basuto people and their changing culture’. Previous owner’s name in ink to the front fep. With 16 black and white plates. Text is clean and clear, with boards and DW showing little wear.

The Basutos: The Mountaineers & Their Country Vol 1

Being a narrative of events relating to the tribe from its formation early in the nineteenth century to the present day (1909). Volume 1 only. Bound in brown cloth boards with gilt device to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Light scattered foxing to leaves and edges. Top edge gilt. Numerous b/w illustrations throughout. Fold out map to rear. Previous owner’s ex libris to front paste down.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-650.00)