Group Portrait, South Africa. Nine Family Histories

Nine family histories of very different South African families. Among the contributors are Willie Bester, Conrad Botes, David Goldblatt, Elsebe Brink and Berni Searle.

Guy’s Story.

Recollections of Guy Brokensha’s boyhood and career in the Fleet Air Arm during World War II. Clean and tight copy.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Henry Moore : My Ideas, Inspiration and Life as an Artist

Ink inscription to the ffep.





Price – $25.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Het Dagboek van Adam Tas / The Diary of Adam Tas 1705 – 1706

Parallel Dutch and English texts, with lengthy introductory discussion and two maps. Library stamp to foot of pp.191

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-580.00)

Het Leven van Petrus Jacobus Joubert

“De Bussy’s Groene-serie; no. 8. In vereenvoudigde spelling””. Ex-library copy with stamps on endpapers and ttitle page. Otherwise text is clean and binding firm. Front fep missing.”

History of the Captivity of Napoleon at St. Helena. 4 Vols.

The author was Napoleon’s Companion in exile and testamentary executor.

Price – $420.00 (ZAR-3500.00)

Hoe Ik Ontsnapte : Verhaal van een Merkwaardige Ontsnapping van een Boer uit Engelsch-Indie.

Ex libris to the front paste down. No published date ‘Voorwoord’ dated 1903.

Price – $68.00 (ZAR-680.00)

Hugo Naude

Forms part of the SA Art Library series.



Price – $50.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Hundertwasser 1928 – 2000

His personality, life and work, illustrated in colour on glossy paper. 400pp. Many illustrations of his art in particular, but also of his architecture and life.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Imagining the Elephant. A Biography of Allan MacLeod Cormack.

Slight edge-wear with some rubbing to card wraps. Dog-eared. Otherwise a good clean and tightly bound copy.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Jane Austen

Text is clean and clear with black and white plates throughout. Previous owner’s name in ink to the front fep. DW shows little wear.

Jochem Van Bruggen

Limited edition no. 622 of 1000. Black and white photographs and other images throughout. Text is clean and clear. Boards show little wear. DW shows slight wear and one significant closed tear to the front and one to the back.

John Smith Moffat. C.M.G. Missionary – A Memoir by his son.

B/w photograph of J S Moffat on frontispiece. Green cloth boards with edge wear, marks and stains. Long crack to spine area on front paste-down. Glue residue on front and rear paste-downs. Last free end page has some loss in the middle. Foxed throughout with a stain mark on the right bottom corner from page 338 to the end. Contents are well bound. Reading copy.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-280.00)

John Vorster: 10 Jaar

A series of photos to commemorate Vorster’s tenth year in office. The introduction originally apperared in the newspapers of the Nasionale Pers. Text and captions in Afrikaans. Past owner’s name on front endpaper. Slight buckling to boards but essentially

Journals and Papers of Chauncy Maples. Late Bishop of Likoma, Lake Nyasa, Africa.

“A sketch of his life, with selections from his letters. By his sister.” Blue cloth boards. Chipping, sunning and general wear to spine. Inscription on front end paper. Pages are age-toned with some foxing and edgewear. Long crack to gutter and pastedowns. Map has small closed tear. No DW. Otherwise still a well bound and clean copy.

Price – $95.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Korte Levensschets en Nagelaten Geschriften van Servaas Hofmeyr, Leeraar Te Montagu, Kaap Kolonie

Ink inscription on front endpaper. Foxing towards beginning and end of text. Back and front free endpapers browned. Binding a little shaky. Boards edge worn with bumped corners and extensive superficial insect damage.

Kossoh Town Boy

Autobiographical account of the author, the first African to be admitted to The Royal College of Surgeons. B/w illustrations. Bound in green cloth covered boards with gilt titles and crossed out, white cataloguing information to spine. Library bookplate to front paste down, biographical information slip pasted to f.f.e.p. Ex library copy, with library blind and rubber stamps throughout and library slip w/mount to rear paste down. Overall a VG copy despite some bubbling of cloth over front board.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Kroniek van Papendorp

In Afrikaans. 187pp, with photographs. A family chronicle.

Price – $30 (ZAR-350)

L.J.M. Daguerre: The History of the Diorama and the Daguerreotype

Historical biography, with multiple b/w illustrations. Bound in yellow cloth with silver titles to spine. Spine is slightly creased. Edges and leaves age toned. Ink scrawl to f.f.e.p. D/W contains large chips to head and foot of spine and general edgewear.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Lady Herschel. Letters from the Cape 1834-1838

New Series No. 3. Lady Herschel accompanied her husband, Sir John Hershel to the Cape of Good Hope in 1834. Her letters together with their household accounts whilst at the Cape provide a wealth of information about life during their stay.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Langenhoven, die Volkskrywer.

Previous owner’s details on ffep with light specks of foxing to feps. Age toning to pastedowns. Black/white photographs include Langehoven’s walking sticks and the homestead. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Lautrec By Lautrec : Translated and Edited By Corinne Bellow

Front flap clipped top and bottom. Colour plates throughout. DW shows very little wear. Large item, will incur extra postage.

Laws of Livingstonia. A Narrative of Missionary Adventure and Achievement

The biography of Dr. Laws of the Livingstone Mission. Condition, good with sunning to the spine and some foxing. Numerous illustrations and a fold-out map.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Letters from a Boer Parsonage

“When the Boer War began on 12 October 1899, the Rev. J.J.T. Marquard, Moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church of the Orange Free State, and his family were living in the parsonage at Winberg, a small town some sixty miles west of Bloemfontein. Four days after war broke out Marquand’s wife, Margaret, began to record the day-to-day happenings at Winberg in the form of letters to her mother at Stellenbosch and her husband on commando.”

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Lord Charles Somerset – Plantagenet in South Africa.

A biography of Lord Charles Somerset, Governor and Commander-in-Chief at the Cape of Good Hope.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)