Jean Pierre Pellissier van Bethulie

A complete biography of one of the first French Protestant missionaries in South Africa who established a mission station at Bethulie in 1833; as well as documenting many of the historical, political and spiritual changes that took place in the Southern Free State between 1826 and 1900. 2 folding maps – one of the Bethulie district and the other the routes takes by Pellissier. Inscription by previous owner on front fep. Tinting to top edge. Handling marks to fore- and lower page edges.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-650.00)

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

Text: Afrikaans. Ghosting and light foxing to front and rear end pages. Includes many B&w photographs.

Price – $8.00 (ZAR-80.00)

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)

Lady Herschel. Letters from the Cape 1834 – 1838

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)

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)

Lord Chesterfield and His letters to His Sons

No. 4 of a special edition, signed by author. Inscribed also by author on fep to Eric Rosenthal, as well as another inscription . Handmade paper, untrimmed. Some corners of boards slightly bumped, small wear mark on front board.

Lord Milner’s Work in South Africa

A history of Milner in South Africa “from its commencement in 1897 to the peace of Vereeniging in 1902. Bound in blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Spine is sunned and contains small tears to cloth at head and foot. Top edge gilt. Some b/w illustrations, light browning and foxing to fore and bottom edges, rear leaves and prelims. Fold out map to rear. Signed to f.f.e.p. by G.H. Wilson, editor of the Cape Times.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

LSD My Problem Child. Signed by author and translator.

“Here at last is the inside story of the birth of the Psychedelic Age. Albert Hofmann, famed research chemist, recounts the intriguing history of his problem child, LSD. We follow Dr. Hofmann on a tortuous journey of discovery: the systematic research, the incredible accidents, the frightening personal experiment that was, nearly forty years ago, the first LSD trip. As the story of Hofmann’s career unfolds, we meet Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary, Gordon Wasson, Ernst Junger, and other fascinating personalities who come to life in these pages. The reader begins to discover the complexity of the moral dilemma posed by a substance that offers such promise yet carries within it such danger. This book’s historical value is matched by its philosophical impact. Here is a world famous chemist, an expert in the most materialistic of the sciences, advancing a mystical world view, with his assertion that LSD, psilocybin, and the other hallucinogens can be seen as cracks in the edifice of materialistic rationality. His provocative exploration of mysticism and materialism illuminates the controversy centring of brain-mind relationships” (from the jacket flap). This is the first English edition. Originally published in German as LSD Mein Sorgenkind in 1979. Signed by Albert Hofmann and the translator Jonathan Ott on the title page.


Price – $700.00 (ZAR-9800.00)

Mahatma Gandhi at Work. His Own Story Continued.

Blue cloth boards with edge wear. Scattered foxing throughout and to page edges. Some pencil markings on page 48. Small round purple book exchange label on front pastedown. Thin card wraps with open tears to folds. Black tape repairs on the rear and verso of wrap. Sunned. No publication date.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Makers of History. Who’s Who 1981-82. Nationalist Leaders in Zimbabwe. Contains updated 1982-83 supplement.

Card wraps and first few pages front and back are foxed with browning. Update note tipped in on cover. Supplement tipped in.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Mathias Goeritz 1915-1990 El Eco Bilder, Skulpturen, Modelle

Ex Goethe Institute (Tel Aviv) library copy. With multiple colour and black and white illustrations.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Memoir of Bishop Mackenzie

A memoir of the Anglican missionary and bishop. Mackenzie left England in March 1855 and, on his arrival in Natal became involved in the ecclesiastical controversies then raging in the colony. As a result he was sent to Durban by the bishop since the colonial chaplain there had been removed. In 1858 Robery Gray, Archbishop of Cape Town proposed a missionary diocese for Zululand and, on being granted permission, proposed to Colenso that Mackenzie would be the most suitable person…however he was not sent there and instead , he established himself at a post on the Umhlali River about forty miles north of Durban. In 1861 Mackenzie, head of the new universities’ mission to central Africa , was consecrated in St. George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, as bishop of Central Africa. Scattered foxing. Boards scuffed and faded, edges browned. Tide marks to the frontis. Wear to front boards, general wear, this book is in fair condition.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Memoirs – Dirk van Velden; Geboren te Hoorn, Nederland, 11de April 1813. Overleden te Ladismith, 23ste Junie 1878. Tot Leeraar Bevestig te Arras, Frankryk, 1842. En Arbeidde Achtereenvolgens te Leuven – Belgie, Pietermaritzburg – Natal, Winburg -Oranje Vrijstaat en Ladismith – Kaap Provincie

No published date.

Price – $17.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Memorials, Scientific and Literary, of Andrew Crosse, The Electrician

Selected biographical sketches, poems and other prose writings by Crosse, an early amateur scientist, known for his controversial experiments whereby insects were ‘created’ by passing an electric current through iron ore in a caustic solution. Bound in black cloth boards. Ink inscription to half title. Scattered foxing to leaves. Text block slightly cockled.

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Memories, Mines and Millions, Being the life of Sir Joseph B Robinson, Bart.

Foxing to prelims and rear end pages. Title illustration (frontispiece) of Joseph Robinson trimmed with signs of clear tape repairs. Closed tear to edge on page 245-247. Contents clean and firmly bound.

Price – $23.00 (ZAR-260.00)

Mostly In the Line of Duty : Thirty Years with Books

Both book and DW show little wear.

Mussolini: Eine Biographie in 110 Bildern

Pictorial biography of Benito Mussolini. Parallel text in German, Italian, English and French. Plain card wraps with pictorial D/W. Jacket lacks spine and with chips around edges. Wraps age toned, front wrap formerly detached, repaired. Light foxing to prelims, else good.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Noor’s Story. My Life in District Six.

Inscription signed by the author on 12/01/2000.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Old England’s Worthies: A Gallery of Portraits from Authentic Copies of the Most Eminent Statesmen, Lawyers, Warriors, Men of Letters and Science, and Artists of Our Country. Accompanied by Full and Original Biographies, with Illustrative Woodcuts and Twelve Splendid Illuminated Engravings.

Both boards loose. Some light foxing, mostly to the plates. Half leather over cloth covered boards

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Olive Schreiner. Her Friends and Times.

Inscription on front free end page.

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Olive Schreiner. A Woman in South Africa 1855 – 1881.

English translation. An overview of Olive Schreiner’s first 25 years of her life, development and work prior to her departure for England in 1881. An extraordinary woman living and working in exceptional circumstances.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-650.00)