‘A History of Cape Silver 1700-1870’ and ‘Further Researches in Cape Silver’ (Sold as a Set)

A History of Cape Silver : signed by the author on title page. Illustrations showing, Cape silversmiths’ marks, decorations, examples of silverware produced between 1700 and 1870, etc. throughout.
Further Researches in Cape Silver : First Edition 1953. With various black-and-white illustrations.

Price – $480.00 (ZAR-4500.00)

“The Levinson Collection” being The Olga and Jack Levinson collection of S.W.A. / Namibian art.

Numerous illustrations with sixty short biographies of Namibian artists. A scarce title and important reference to art from this area.Condition: Very good

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

50 Years Michaelis School of Fine Art

Catalogue of exhibition held in 1970s to commemorate 50th anniversary of Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. Back cover scuffed.

A Bibliography of African Art (Africana Bibliography Series B.)

Text is clean and clear. Boards show little wear. DW slightly age toned with some wear, especially along the edges.

A Bigger Picture. A Manual of Photojournalism in Southern Africa

” The book is divided into two main sections. The first section deals with technical aspects of the camera and darkroom techniques. The second section introduces the reader to critical photographic theory and covers three broad areas of concern: visual literacy, representation and ethics. This section also focuses on the construction of meaning through photographic appreciation and analysis. Over 200 photographs from the region (Southern Africa) appear in A Bigger Picture, and the voice of the photographer, of various critics and of the author, link each photograph to wider debates. The relevance of critical writing in the making and understanding of the photographic medium is also highlighted. This offers the reader the rare opportunity to hear the story behind the making of the image.” From the rear panel blurb.

Condition: Very good. Light wear to the card wraps.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

A Cape Camera

Photographs from the Arthur Elliott collection in the Cape archives. Bound in maroon paper covered boards with white titles to spine. Some minor insect damage to front board. Previous owner’s bookplate to f.f.e.p. Liquid stains to pp9. A VG copy in a VG dust jacket.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-500.00)

A Cape Camera

The Architectural Beauty of the Old Cape, photographs from the Arthur Elliot collection in the Cape Archives. Short introductions on Elliott and Cape architecture, followed by b/w photographic illustrations with descriptions. Maroon paper board with white titles to spine. Dust wrap with price label to rear panel. Overall VG+

Price – $56.00 (ZAR-650.00)

A Celebration of Birds : C. G. Finch-Davies’s Final Album of Southern African Birds

Facsimile reproduction of 21 coloured paintings, each accompanied by a page of hand-written notes, covering the period 28 March 1918 to 4 April 1920. Slip case in very good condition, showing minor wear.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-280.00)

A Century of Cape Botanical Art

A brochure from the 1988 botanical art exhibition held at the Cape Town Civic Center, featuring short biographies of the various botanical artists with black and white example illustrations.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-150.00)

A Directory of Southern African Contemporary Art Practices: Volumes 1, 2 and 3

Contains various illustrations. Cover shows very little wear.

Adolph Jentsch

An illustrated monograph signed by the author, Olga Levinson.

Price – $83.00 (ZAR-850.00)

Adolph Jentsch

Adolph’s water-colours and oil’s, presented here on his 85th anniversary as an artist.

Price – $78.00 (ZAR-800.00)

Adoons-Hulle Dons Op

Afrikaans comic book about a family of baboons. B/w illustrations, text in Afrikaans. Bound in laminated pictorial paper covered boards. Bookseller’s stamp to corner of f.f.e.p. Overall condition VG.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)


Black-and-white and colour plates throughout. Dw shows some wear, especially along the edges and some closed tears to the corners and top and bottom edges of spine.

Africa: The Art of a Continent

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Africa: The Art of a Continent, held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 4 October 1995 – 21 January 1996. This massive exhibition gathered a vast array of art-objects and artefacts from all over Africa. From the oldest known human artefact (1.6 million BC) to pieces made within living memory. Beautifully illustrated. Near fine condition. Small bookplate to front free endpaper.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-850.00)

African Arts

Volume 37 Number 4 . Magazine.This issue is the South African Issue. Slight creasing to the cover. Details art development in South Africa .

African Arts / arts d’afrique

Cover shows some wear and scuffing. Text is clean and clear with numerous black and white illustrations.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-70.00)

African Heritage

Account of the customs and practices of some of the autochthonous peoples of South Africa. Illustrated in b/w and colour by the author. Blue paper covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Corners slightly bumped. Dust jacket very good, spine is slightly sunned.

Price – $46.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Africana Museum Catalogue of Prints

2 volumes. Catalogue of prints in the Africana Museum and in the books in the Strange Collection of Africana in the Johannesburg Public Library up to 1870.

2 volumes. Catalogue of prints in the Africana Museum and in the books in the Strange Collection of Africana in the Johannesburg Public Library up to 1870.

Alexis Preller; Africa, the Sun and Shadows

A detailed biography of Alexis Preller’s life and artistic journey. With a 12 page colour section aw well as illustrations to every page.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Amiralty House Simon’s Town

“Admiralty House presents not only the history of the house, but also that of its many distinguished occupants and visitors over nearly two centuries.” Signed by the author. With numerous colour illustrations.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-650.00)

An Artist’s Journey Along the Old Cape Post Road 1832-33.

Illustrated by 21 of his sketches, further illustrations and a map with notes and clues to the identity of the artist. Boards show slight general wear.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Antique Fakes in South Africa

With numerous black and white images.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Anton Anreith – Africa’s First Sculptor

Anreith was a sculptor and woodcarver. He is known for numerous sculptural embellishments that adorn buildings in the Cape, said to represent the crowning achievement of the Cape Baroque style. Many photographs. Some pages appear to be missing.

Price – $30 (ZAR-350)

Anton van Wouw : Sculptor of South African Life

Included is a letter to Lena v.d. Hoven, Anton van Wouw’s daughter, dated 19/12/1947.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2000.00)