History of the War in South Africa 1899 – 1902 Vol 1-4

An extremely thorough and comprehensive look at the three year war between the British and the Boers in South Africa. Includes four volumes of maps. There are 4 text volumes and 4 accompanying slipcases with folding maps. The set lacks the text volume I and  2 maps. Volume II lack map 58 and volume IV lacks map 20E.

Condition: Good, wear to head and foot of spines, foxing to prelims. The slipcases of the map volumes are quite battered and there are library markings to two of them.

Price – $310.00 (ZAR-3500.00)

Hoe Ik Ontsnapte : Verhaal van een Merkwaardige Ontsnapping van een Boer uit Engelsch-Indie.

Ex libris to the front paste down. No published date ‘Voorwoord’ dated 1903.

Price – $68.00 (ZAR-680.00)

Hoe Zij Stierven. Mededelingen Aangaande het Einde Dergenen, aan wie gedurende de Oorlog 1899-1902, in de Kaap-Kolonie het Doodvonnis Voltrokken is.

Text in Dutch. English title, “How They Died. Announcements concerning the end of men to whom the Death Judgment was made during the War 1899-1902, in the Cape Colony.” This edition improved with information about Gen. Beyers and Commandant Jopie Fourie. Previous owner’s name on ffep. Age-toning to prelims and page edges. Foxing to board edges. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-550.00)

In die Skaduwee van die Dood

Recollections of the Anglo-Boer War. Bound in pictorial cloth boards. Light foxing and age toning to leaves and edges. Illustrated throughout in b/w.

Price – $36.00 (ZAR-400.00)

In the Ranks of the C.I.V.

“A narrative and diary of personal experiences with the C.I.V. Battery (Honourable Artillery Company) in South Africa.” Bookplate of previous owner on front paste-down and inscription in pencil on ffep. Price – $80.00 (ZAR-800.00)

Johannesburg in Arms 1895-96 being the Observations of a Casual Spectator.

“The impressions of a chance visitor to the town during the period of the rising, and consist for the most part of notes, hastily made during a time of great excitement, of events from day to day.” Contents Page: The Manifesto; Jameson’s Ride; The Surrender; The High Commissioner. Interesting account of a French Officer serving in a French led force of foreign volunteers, during the Boer War.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-600.00)

John Bull in Zuid Afrika

Political cartoons drawn by Johan Braakensiek and others. In Dutch. No date but probably published in 1902

Price – $42 (ZAR-480)

Kaapland en die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog

Account of the Cape colony and its involvement in the Anglo-Boer war. With the bookplate of South African artist W.H. Coetzer and fold out maps to rear. Text in Afrikaans.

Price – $36.00 (ZAR-420.00)

Kruger le Grand et John Bull le Petit

23 pages of cartoons. 4 in colour, 2 double page. 7 pages of advertisements. Old tape to the spine. Staple bound and splitting at the spine. Numerous loose pages.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Les Souverains par Leal de Camara

15 caricatures of important people of the time, including Paul Kruger, to the rear wrap. 1 double page.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Majuba Gedenkboek : Uitgegee ter Herdenking van die Boere se Stryd ter Verkryging van Hul Onafhanklikheid n Eeu Gelede

With black and white illustrations throughout. Text is in Afrikaans.



Price – $60.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Moeder Poulin

Boer War novel. Text: Afrikaans. Illustrated by Nerine Desmond. Previous owner’s name on fep and rear paste-down. Ex-library with remnants of date sheets and stamps. The word ‘Cancelled’ appears on paste-down and a number ‘238’ on contents paid. Library stamp on Pgs 125 & 79.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Nederland Transvaal Gedenkboek Opgedgragen aan het Volk van Transvaal en Oranje-Vrijstaat

Folio size illustrated souvenir, dedicated to the people of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State.

Price – $130,00 (ZAR-1400,00)

No Outspan

The last of the author’s trilogy of books chronicling his experiences from participation in the Anglo-Boer war, to self-imposed exile through to the interwar period of the 1930s. 1st English edition with 4 illustrations and 2 maps. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Stain to front board. Leaves lightly age tanned; binding neat and tight. Dustwrap with creasing, small, closed tears along the edges and top of spine, but in tact and Good.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Oomblikke Van Spanning

Account of the Anglo-Boer from the perspective of a Boer commando. Bound in pictorial cloth boards. Leaves are age toned and edges spotted. Previous owner’s bookplate to front paste-down. Ink inscription to f.f.e.p. B/W illustrations throughout.

Price – $33.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Oorlogsdagboekie van H. S. Oosterhagen Januarie – Junie 1902

Ex libris to the ffep.

Price – $37.00 (ZAR-370.00)

Oorlogsjoernaal van S. J. Burger 1899 – 1902

With numerous black and white illustrations and four maps.



Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Our Regiments in South Africa 1899-1902

532pp, colour frontispiece, index. Pages are deckle edged and browned. The deployment of British Regiments during the Anglo-Boer War.


Price – $150.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

Our Three Victories

Scarce – SABIB records only 6 copies. A four page pamphlet. Poems and excerpts from the press. Published on the anniversary of Majuba, 27th February, 1900.

Price – $95.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Photograph. British sentry on look-out at unidentified fort during the Anglo Boer War

Albumen print. Minimal loss to top left corner. Greater loss to bottom left corner.

Price – $17.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Recollections of a Boer Prisoner-of-War at Ceylon

Illustrated throughout with numerous black and white photographs and maps.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Recollections of a Boer Prisoner-of-War at Ceylon.

Illustrated throughout with numerous black and white photographs and maps. Age toning to page edges of prelims.

Price – $72.00 (ZAR-780.00)

Reform Committee, Sentenced 28th April 1896, Pretoria Jail, Ascension Day 1906.

Title page and 16 leaves, with facsimiles of drawings by members of the Reform Committee. Each sketch bearing the artist’s signature and his place and date of birth. The names include Lionel Phillips, John Hays Hammond, Percy Fitzpatrick, Colonel Frank Rhodes, etc.
Green cloth boards titled ‘Sketches’ in gilt on the upper cover.
No Place or Date (London, circa 1896?) (Bears a green circular printer’s ticket on the front paste-down endpaper of Shaw & Son, Printers and Lithographers, Wholesale & Manufacturing Stationers. Fetter Lane & Crane Court, London E.C.)



Price – $150.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

Should We Forget?

Heavy foxing to front and rear prelims becoming lightly scattered throughout. Bookplate of previous owner on front paste-down. 2 b&w photographs of author’s house before they left for the camp and the ruins they came back to.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

South Africa and the Boer-British War. Comprising a History of South Africa and its People, including the War of 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1902.

2 volumes in 1. “Life of Cecil John Rhodes” by Murat Halstead issued as a supplement. Circa 1900.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)