Paterson of Cyrene. A Biography.

Previous owner’s name on front free end page. Ned Paterson was a cheerful & eccentric clergyman, who founded and spent many years teaching at the Cyrene School near Bulawayo. This school, which Paterson started from scratch, focused on practical and agricultural education. It was the first African school in Rhodesia to have art classes, which were made mandatory for all students.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Pioneer’s Path – Story of a career on the Witwatersrand

250pp, some black and white plates. End pages browned. Good condition.




Price – $18.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Portrait of a Pioneer. The Life and Work of William James Laite 1863-1942.

A biographical sketch written by William Laite’s son. Previous owner’s name on front paste-down. Foxing throughout. Long split at page 8/9. Light edge-wear to a few of the pages.

Price – $9.00 (ZAR-130.00)

Reminiscences of Kimberley

The author’s reminiscences of diamond prospecting in Kimberley. Quarter leather over blue cloth binding with gilt titles and library cataloging information to spine. Ex library (The Catholic Library, Johannesburg) with library slips pasted to both front endpapers. Volume has been trimmed and rebound. Ink library cataloging numbers to verso of title page and verso of dedication page. Leaves yellowed. Rear endpapers lightly spotted. Edges browned. Overall VG in a neat, tight and attractive binding.


Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

Reminiscences of the Late Michiel Hiddingh

Biography of Michiel Hidding, heir to the Cape Breweries fortune

Robert Jacob Gordon 1743 – 1795. The Man and his Travels at the Cape

A well illustrated and researched biography of this fascinating and talented explorer, artist and military man. Signed by the author

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Ronald Searle

A biography of the artist and satirical cartoonist, with numerous illustrations in b/w and colour. Bound in black paper covered boards with gilt titles to spine. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Royal Ambassadors. British Royalties in Southern Africa 1860-1947

“A series of incisive biographical studies of each of the royal visits. A superb blend of history, politics and royal biography.”

Price – $19.00 (ZAR-130.00)

Salvador Dali 1904-1989



Price – $13.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Samuel Maharero

As an important Herero Chief during the time of the German occupation of Namibia (1884-1915), Samuel Maharero’s life history is in many respects the story of a tribe’s struggle against colonialism.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Shadows on the Grass.

“Four autobiograhical episodes” during the life of Isak Dinesen on her farm in Kenya. Some light scattered foxing throughout. Splitting to the gutter at the title page. Frontispiece photograph of author has left an outline on title page.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-180.00)

South African Bibliography

A survey of bibliographies and bibliographical work. Compiled by the author of the Guide to South African Reference Books, this work is an essential companion to the Guide.


Price – $32.00 (ZAR-300.00)

South African Who’s Who 1915

An illustrated Biographical Sketch Book of South Africans. Boards are edge-worn and rubbed. Some loss to top and bottom of spine. Page edges foxed with blue ink lines. End papers foxed and browned. Rear paste-down has split with exposed webbing. Contents are clean and firmly bound.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Spore Wat Nie Toewaai Nie

Autobiographical account by the author centered on his father. Black and white illustrations throughout.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-270.00)

Sport and Service in South Africa; The Diary of Lieutenant Robert Arkwright 1843 – 1846

Text is clean and clear.


Price – $42.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Stewart of Lovedale. The Life of James Stewart

A look at the endeavours of missionary James Stewart at Lovedale and through South and Central Africa. Condition good to fair. Loss to the top of the spine, scattered foxing throughout.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Studio Encounters. Some reminiscences of a Portrait Painter with a preliminary sketch by Antony R Delius.

Some very light scattered foxing. Contents mostly clean and tightly bound.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Terugblik van ‘n ‘Brugbower’

Signed by the author.

The Art of Alexander Rose-Innes

Text is clean and clear with full colour plates throughout. Boards and DW show slight general wear.


Price – $195.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

The Artist in the Garden: The Quest for Moses Tladi

Biography of the artist illustrated throughout with relevant cuts, aditionally contains over 40 works by the artist

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-750.00)

The Bend in the River: Adventures on a Limpopo Ranch

A collection of anecdotes, in a limited edition for private distribution, numbered ’68’ – signed and inscribed by the author. Sketch illustrations in b/w throughout. Accompanying bookmark included.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-450.00)

The Book of Talbot

Ink inscription to the front fep. Text s clean and clear apart from light random foxing to parts of the text ,with black and white plates and four fold-out maps. Previous book dealer’s label to the bottom of front paste down. Boards show some wear. DW shows general wear, scuffing, various closed and open tears and minor losses. Price roughly cut from front jacket flap.

The Cattle King

The Works of Ion L. Idriess. National Edition Vol. IX. Inscribed by the author on title page. Some foxing throughout, especially to the first few pages. Pages are slightly age toned, otherwise clean and clear. Illustrated with numerous black and white photographs.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-850.00)

The Central African Who’s Who for 1953

An official, political, social, sporting and commercial survey of the Rhodesias, Nyasaland, Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, Portuguese East Africa and the Belgian Congo. Illustrated with b/w. Bound in blue cloth covered board with black titles to front board and spine. Some scattered foxing to leaves, especially first and last leaves and edges. Some scuffing to boards and chip to head of spine. Board corners scuffed. A very good copy besides general wear.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Great Barnato

The author uncovers fascinating new material with the help of family records and other private papers about Barney Barnato. Did he jump overboard or was he murdered?

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-180.00)