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)

The Bawenda of the Spelonken (Transvaal) : A Contribution Towards The Psychology and Folk-Lore of African Peoples.

With numerous black and white illustrations1



Price – $70.00 (ZAR-640.00)

The Chatto and Windus Robins Series Vol I-VIII

6 Titles in 8 volumes dealing with the early and colonial era histories of the Zambian region. All vols dustwraps, with tears and chips and bound in blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Light, scattered foxing through all vols. Multiple fold out maps and illustrations.

Price – $140.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

The Ila-Speaking Peoples of Northern Rhodesia – In 2 Volumes

Bound in green cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Boards and spines are age worn, rubbed and vol 1 with white stains to front board. With multiple b/w illustrations throughout both vols. Endpapers browned, edges uncut.


Price – $165.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

The Indentured Indian in Natal (1860-1917)

a vivid description of the history of Indian South Africans and how they came as indentured labour to the British Colony of Natal between 1860 and 1911.


Price – $35.00 (ZAR-360.00)

The Lake Regions of Central Africa: A Picture of Exploration: Vol 1

A combined ethnographic/geographic travel narrative of the author’s journey. Volume 1 of 2 only. Bound in green cloth covered boards with gilt titles and crossed out cataloguing information to spine. Boards faded with minor scuffing Ex library copy with stamps to front endpapers, title page, p 100 and rear paste-down, the latter also containing cataloguing information in ink and library slip mount. Edges yellowed, else a VG copy.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

The Medieval History of the Coast of Tanganyika.

Includes special reference to recent archaeological discoveries. Well bound in printed card wraps with some wear and tear. Maps and genealogical chart in pocket at the back.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-600.00)

The Mountain Bushmen of Basutoland.

Illustrated paste-downs and feps. Price – $34.00 (ZAR-400.00)

The Naron a Bushman Tribe of the Central Kalahari

Monograph on the Naron tribe of the central Kalahari by renowned linguist D.F Bleek. Bound in green cloth covered boards with titles in gilt to front board and spine. Two b/w photographic illustrations as frontispiece. This copy in superb, near fine condition with the only signs of age or wear being browning to the free end papers and paste-downs due to glue used in the binding process, and a 3cm scratch to front board.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-950.00)

The Ruined Cities of Mashonaland

Rhodesian Reprint Library Volume 5 ( reproduction of the third edition ) Dust jacket in good condition with some wear. Marginalia in pencil. Good firm copy

The South African Archaeological Bulletin – 51 copies

March 1951 to September 1965. Most in good condition with slight wear to covers.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Stone Age Cultures of Northern Rhodesia

With particular reference to the cultural and climactic succession in the upper Zambezi valley and its tributaries. Illustrated in black and white.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

The Stone Age Cultures of Northern Rhodesia

‘With particular reference to the cultural and climactic succession in the upper Zambezi valley and its tributaries’ Illustrated throughout in b/w and with a fold out map. Bound in cloth covered boards, sunning to spine and spotting to leaf edges. Maps of the region to free endpapers. Some light foxing to text, but good overall.

Price – $29.00 (ZAR-350.00)

The Story of Peer’s Cave

Inscribed by the author on the title page.
This fascinating story about a family of amateur naturalists, archaeologists and paleontologists and the important discoveries they made in various caves in Fishhoek. This book is perfect for anyone interested in the natural history of people and animals in the Cape.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-400.00)

The Story of Peer’s Cave.

A fascinating story about a family of amateur naturalists, archaeologists and paleontologists and the important discoveries they made in various caves in the Fish Hoek valley. This book is perfect for anyone interested in the natural history of people and animals in the Cape. Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

The Story of Peers’ Cave.

Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the finding of the “Fish Hoek Man” 1928 – 1978.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Toponymica Hottentotica 1 A-G

Book dealing with Khoekhoe place names. Text in Afrikaans.

Price – $95.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Viva l’Italia!

A catalogue of photographs with text, tracing the history of a group of Waldesians from Piedmont, Italy and how they settled in Cape Town in 1689. Previous owner’s name inked to the inside of front cover. Published date is unknown.




Price – $130.00 (ZAR-1200.00)