Preparing for Power – Oliver Tambo Speaks

A collection of speeches made by one of the struggles greatest heroes, Oliver Tambo. Published to commemorate his 70th birthday, this book is a must for anyone interested in his prolific contribution towards the liberation of the South African masses. Signed by Hugh Lewis.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-300.00)

President Brand and His Times

The first work to appear in English on President Brand.

President M. Steyn : Lewe En Sterwe Van Die Groot Afrikaner Staatsman

Text is in Afrikaans. Ex-library copy, ex-libris, library stamp and previous owner’s name in ink to the front paste down. Text is clean and clear with age toning and numerous black and white plates. Some repairs done to front hinge. Boards show general wear and damage but is still in good condition.

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 Hidding

Biography of Michiel Hidding, heir to the Cape Breweries fortune

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)

Rudyard Kipling

Dust jacket in very good condition with minor foxing on inside , Good firm copy

Salvador Dali 1904-1989



Price – $13.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Seven Pillars of Wisdom – A Triumph.

Gilt lettering on the spine with a small closed tear to the cloth.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-250.00)

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)

Sir John Herschel at the Cape.

Reprinted from the Quarterly Bulletin of the South African Library. Vol 12. No. 2 December 1957. Colour illustration of Oxalis Purpurea as frontispiece. Price – $14.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Skin Deep – the Autobiography of a Woman Doctor

Skin Deep

Skin Deep

South Africa a Century Ago (1797 – 1801)

Part I: Letters written from the Cape of Good Hope. Part II: Extracts from a journal by Lady Anne Barnard addressed to her sisters in England. No published date. Blue cloth boards with title label tipped in on spine. Edgewear. 38 Illustrations. Previous owner’s name on fep. Glue residue to front and rear paste-downs. Some foxing to prelims with. Age-toning to top edges of ‘Introduction’.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)

South Africa a Century Ago (1797 – 1801)

Part I: Letters written from the Cape of Good Hope. Part II: Extracts from a journal by Lady Anne Barnard addressed to her sisters in England. No published date. Blue cloth boards with title label tipped in on spine. Edgewear. 38 Illustrations. Previous owner’s name on fep. Glue residue to front and rear paste-downs. Some foxing to prelims with. Age-toning to top edges of ‘Introduction’.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)

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)

Stanley : An Adventurer Explored






Price – $17.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Stanley Morison

Text is clean and clear. Boards show little wear. DW is in good condition with some wear, chipping and a few small tears.

Stanley Spencer

A biography of the life of the famous artist, Stanley Spencer.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-95.00)

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)

Stone Cold Jug

Autobiographical account with the basis being the author’s murder of his stepbrother and his time spent incarcerated for the crime.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Stormwrack

Published to mark the centenary of the writer’s birth. From the original 1947 manuscript, which had previously “disappeared into library collections”


Price – $18.00 (ZAR-160.00)

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)