23 Jahre Sturm und Sonneschein in Sudafrika

Autobiographical account of the author’s time in South Africa, where he formed a Boer Commando and was wounded in the battle of Elandslaagte in the Anglo-Boer war. Illustrated throughout in b/w. Includes fold out maps. Text in German set in Gothic script.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-900.00)

A Bewitched Crossroad – An African Saga.

Orange boards with white text on spine. Two small closed tears on top of DW. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-500.00)

A Bibliography of Alfred Edward Housman

Ex-Library.

A Nobody In Mashonaland or The Trials and Adventures of A Tenderfoot.

Now a region in a Northern Zimbabwe, this author tells the tale of his experiences in Mashonaland and explains in a humorous fashion what it was like to be white and unused to the harsh terrain.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-180.00)

A Select Bibliography of Medical Biography

A selective bibliographic listing of 19th & 20th century medical biographies.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-120.00)

A Study of George Orwell. The Man and His Works.

A very good, clean copy. Previous bookseller’s label to the front pastedown.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

African Incidents : Personal Experiences in Egypt and Unyoro.

‘With Portrait, Maps and Illustrations’. Pencil notes and previous owner’s name written in ink to ffep. Tape repairs to front hinge. Tape repairs to large closed tear to the title page. Pages are untrimmed. Boards show general wear.




Price – $100.00 (ZAR-980.00)

Airship Pilot No. 28.

Inscribed by the author to his sister. Foreword by Lord Ventry. Trained with the Royal Navy in 1915 the author spent long hours on escort duty flying the Submarine Searcher class, or blimps as they were called, over the the slow convoys in the Atlantic. He maintained this unflagging interest in airships and in 1973 was granted honorary life membership of the Lighter-than-air Society of America.

Price – $42.00 (ZAR-300.00)

All that Glittered. Selected Correspondence of Lionel Phillips 1890 – 1924.

Very good clean and tightly bound copy.
Includes fold out map. DW scuffed with nicks to edges. Small closed tear at base of spine.

Price – $17.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Arthur Elliott. A Memoir of the Man and the Story of his Photographic Collection.

Colour print of the well known Kersefontein farm gable as frontispiece. Includes 30 b/w photographs and 2 illustrations. Inscription in red ink on free end paper.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Beloved Partner – Mary Moffat of Kuruman.

A biography based on the letters of Mary Moffat, wife of missionary Robert Moffat of Kuruman. Orange soft card covers. Minor shelf wear otherwise a good clean copy.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Better than they knew

Two volumes. 239 and 214pp. “The personal stories of individuals (South Africans) who have made a mark in their own sphere”. published in 1972 and 1974.

Price – $27.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Between Woodbush and Wolkberg – Googoo Thompson’s Story.

Googoo Thompson’s memoirs of her particular corner of the Limpopo Province.




Price – $19.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Biographical Anecdotes of William Hogarth; with a Catalogue of his Works chronologically arranged ; and occasional remarks.

Re-bound in later quarter leather over cloth covered boards.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Biographical Memoir of John Montagu

With a sketch of the public affairs connected with the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, during his administration as colonial secretary from 1843 to 1853. Bookplate of R.F. Thorold to the paste down and another owner’s name to the fep.

Price – $23.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Bishop for the Hottentots. African Memories 1883-1909

Memoir of a catholic bishop in Namibia.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Brokie’s Way. An Anthropologist’s Story.

Love and work in three continents – a memoir. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $19.00 (ZAR-200.00)

C Louis Leipoldt – Dear Dr Bolus.

Letters from the author to Dr Bolus from 1897 – 1011. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and publisher’s emblem on front covering. Minor foxing on page edges. Contents clean and well bound.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Charles Smythe : Pioneer, Premier and Administrator of Natal



Price – $12.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Chasing the Sun : Dictionary-Makers and the Dictionaries They Made

Text is clean and clear. Boards and DW in very good condition.

Children of South Africa. In the Time of The Great War.

An alphabetical list of South African society’s children, with photographs, the children’s names and some brief biographical detail. Six articles to the rear on “How are our Children being taught?”; “The Cape Town Baby Saving Society”; “The Boy & Girl Scout Movement” and “The Modern View of Childhood.” A unique biographical resource.


Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2400.00)

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)

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)

Dagh Register

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




Price – $90.00 (ZAR-900.00)

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)