The Life and Work of Charles Bell; Including the Art of Charles Bell: An Appraisal by Michael Godby

Signed by the Author, with 130 fine reproductions of his works and an appraisal of his oeuvre.




Price – $75.00 (ZAR-750.00)

The Life and Work of Charles Michell

Biography of early settler, surveyor-general and architect Charles Michell, with multiple illustrations by Michell and others.


Price – $32.00 (ZAR-480.00)

The Life of Andrew Murray of South Africa.

Circa 1920. Previous owner’s name on ffep. Foxed throughout. Sunning to spine. Splitting to cloth at spine. Cockling to rear board with reddish marks to top edge. Remnants of a red paper label on rear fep.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

The Mottled Lizard


Ink inscription on fep. DW in good condition, showing only minor chips and one small tear to the edges and damage done by insects to the spine area.

The Naked Civil Servant

Slight lean to the spine. and bumps to the corners. some edge wear and age toning to the dust jacket. One small patch of insect damage. Jacket is price clipped.

The Newgate Calendar; Comprising Interesting Memoirs of the Most Notorious Characters who have been convicted of outrages on The Laws of England since the commencement of the Eighteenth Century; with occasional anecdotes and observations, speeches, confessions, and last exclamations of sufferers. Vol IV.

1/4 leather bound with marbled boards. Wear to the head and foot of spine. Browning to prelims. Marbled boards worn. General appearance commensurate with its age.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-400.00)

The Newgate Calendar; Vol I.

Comprising Interesting Memoirs of the Most Notorious Characters who have been convicted of outrages on The Laws of England since the commencement of the Eighteenth Century; with occasional anecdotes and observations, speeches, confessions, and last exclamations of sufferers.
Rebound in later cream boards with leather spine and fore edges. Raised spine bands. Some cracking to the spine with edgewear to boards and corners which are bumped and frayed. Some age toning to the pages. Binding firm.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-400.00)

The Pagel Story.

Friedrich Wilhelm Pagel, a blacksmith, a ship’s stoker, a bouncer, a ‘strong man’ and finally a South African travelling circus proprietor of Pagel’s Circus. His feats of strength and his control of the big cats soon made him a household name during the early 1900’s. Red boards with fraying to top of spine. Browning to illustrated pastedowns. Foxing to page edges. Minor foxing throughout. DW is chipped. creased, slightly stained on folds with some loss to top and bottom of spine.

Price – $27.00 (ZAR-270.00)

The Priest of Love: A Life of D.H.Lawrence

The Register, and Magazine of Biography, a Record of Births, Marriages, Deaths, and Other Genealogical and Personal Occurrences 1869

Two vols in one. Slight wear to front board.and to corners. Five raised bands on spine with gilt decoration.

The Rt. Hon. Godfrey Martin Huggins, First Viscount Malvern of Rhodesia and Bexley. His Life and Work

No. 378 of 1000 copies. 51pp, Very slight wear to the top edge of the dw.

The South African Sporting Encyclopaedia and Who’s Who

First edition illustrated in b/w. Bound in olive green cloth covered boards with black titles to front board and spine. Boards are stained with damage to corners. Small nick in spine. Binding thread has come loose at Pg 184. Pgs 429 and 463 have bent corners. Soundly bound if a little cocked.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-280.00)

The South African Sporting Encyclopaedia and Who’s Who

First edition illustrated in b/w. Bound in olive green cloth covered boards with black titles to front board and spine. Covered with clear plastic and attached with adhesive tape to front and rear paste downs. A good copy.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-250.00)

The Story of Great Brak River. Signed by the author

From the jacket flap: “From the time Pamela and Charles Searle followed Richard Searle from England Great Brak River in 1859, the history of the town and the saga of the Searle family have been closely interwoven.

Price – $47.00 (ZAR-500.00)

The Story of Rhodesia Told in a Series of Historical Pictures Exhibited at the Empire Exhibition Johannesburg 1936-1937

Historical catalogue and souvenir of Rhodesia Empire Exhibition, Johannesburg 1936-37. Pictorial card wraps, frayed at edges and slightly soiled. Tide mark to upper corner reaching over both wraps. Light foxing to leaves. A good copy overall.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-350.00)

The Story of the Life of Mackay of Uganda – Pioneer Missionary

Text is clear, with slight age toning and soiling to several parts.



Price – $28.00 (ZAR-280.00)

The Story of William Threlfall: Missionary Martyr of Namaqualand, with Some Account of Jacob Links and Johannes Jager Who Fell with Him

Text clean and unmarked; binding tight. Prize label pasted on front endpaper.

The Story of William Threlfall: Missionary Martyr of Namaqualand, with Some Account of Jacob Links and Johannes Jager Who Fell with Him

Text clean and unmarked. Library label pasted on front endpaper. Boards loose at hinges, spine damaged with piece missing at top. Severe edge wear and marks on back board.

The Way Out.

Signature of author on half-title page. Green cloth boards with rounded spine edges. Previous owner signature on pastedown. Discolouration to feps. Minor foxing. DW is tanned, chipped with a number of small closed tears. Neatly bound copy.

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-750.00)

There was a Man: The Life and Times of Sir Arnold Theiler KCMG

Foxing and some staining to fore edges of pages. Edge worn and corners bumped, especially lower. No jacket. Biography of the man who started Onderstepoort Veterinary School.

They Called Him Champ, The story of Champ Segal and his fabulous era

Signed by author. Shelf wear to top and bottom of spine and boards.

Thomas Bowler of the Cape of Good Hope

Title page

Title page

Thomas Francois Burgers Staatspresident 1872-1877

Clean, clear text. Boards show little wear. DW shows wear, scuffing and some insect damage.

Twenty Years on the Pacific Slope, Letters of Henry Eno from California and Nevada, 1848-1871

Inscribed by editor. Shelf wear to top an bottom of dw.

Two Great Scotsmen, the brothers William and John Hunter

A sketch of the lives of the Hunter brothers, who made a considerable contribution to the fields of science and medicine. This volume was published in commemoration of the centenary of the younger brother.





Price – $28.00 (ZAR-180.00)