Louis Michel Thibault, 1750-1815 : His Official Life at the Cape of Good Hope

Text is clean and clear with various black and white and colour illustrations throughout. DW shows slight wear and a small tear t the front.




Price – $26.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Louis Michel Thibualt. 1750 – 1815. His Official Life at the Cape Of Good Hope.

A comprehensive portrait of a gifted and dedicated 18th century Cape official. Composed of Thibault’s letters and reports written to private clients and official of the Dutch East India Company, the Batavian and British governments and of their replies. Price – $220.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Louis Michel Thibualt. 1750 – 1815. His Official Life at the Cape Of Good Hope.

A comprehensive portrait of a gifted and dedicated 18th century Cape official. Composed of Thibault’s letters and reports written to private clients and official of the Dutch East India Company, the Batavian and British governments and of their replies.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-200.00)

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)

Maggie Laubser

Maggie Laubser

Maggie Laubser

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)

Maria Stuart

In Danish. Colour frontispiece and black and white plates, 344pp with index. Pages browned, ffep has been removed. No publication date.




Price – $24.00 (ZAR-240.00)

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)

My Lewe en Strewe

Stamp to ffep. Previous owner’s name to the front paste down and ffep. Publisher unknown.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

My Ryperd, My Man en Ek. Ria Bosman-Naysmith se avontuurrit te perd deur Afrika.

Language: Afrikaans. Inscription on title page dated 1973.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Noor’s Story. My Life in District Six.

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

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Notes from a Dead House

Translated from the Russian by L. Navrozov and Y. Klyachko. Previous owner’s name in ink to the front fep. First and last few leaves show some foxing. Boards in good condition with only slight edge wear and bumped corners.

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 – the other side of the moon

An informal biography of Olive Schreiner, drawing on archival material and first hand accounts. 242pp.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

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)

One Canada Vol.1

Memoirs of the Right Honorable John G. Diefenbaker, 13th prime minister of Canada. Black and white illustrations throughout. Author’s signature to half-title. Previous owner’s bookplate to verso of ffep.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Paul Kruger Die Christen – Volksman En – Staatsman. (Die Ossewareeks No. 5)

Text is clean and clear, yet slightly age toned. Contains several black and white photographs. Pencil inscription to the front fep. Ink inscription to the front paste down. Both text block and boards show signs of water damage. While the text is hardly effected by this, the front boards show some warping and discolouration. Spine is sunned and boards show edge wear.