General Botha

A biography of General Louis Botha with frontispiece portrait and four maps. Maroon cloth boards with slightly faded gilt titles to spine. Fore and bottom edges uncut and all edges spotted and browned. Minor, scattered foxing to the leaves but overall a very good copy. Previous owner’s bookplate to front paste-down.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Generals of the Anglo-Boer War

Ex libris pasted to the ffep.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-320.00)

Good-bye Dolly Gray

Popular narrative of the Anglo-Boer War. Bound in red cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Both boards faded from bottom corners up about 1/3. Presentation slip pasted to front paste down. Inscription to f.f.e.p.With b/w illustrations and maps and large fold out map to rear. DW good with 15cm tear to spine and chip to head of spine.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Good-Bye Dolly Gray, History of the Boer War

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 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)

Jackdaw No 68: The Anglo-Boer War – A Collection of Contemporary Documents

Facsimile reproductions of 12 items including letters, money, telegrams and broadsheets in a pictorial portfolio.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Jameson’s Heroic Charge. A True Story. A Complete Vindication of the Reform Movement.

This booklet was published a month after Dr Jameson’s infamous raid into the Transvaal Republic. A rare example of early Johannesburg printing. Lists included at the rear are: a government official list of the killed and wounded in Jameson’s column; also the names of the Reform Committee; a Relief Fund list of donors and the amounts subscribed; a list of “The Charter Prisoners,” and the official list of the Boers killed and wounded.’ Adverts at the rear of the booklet.

Price – $44.00 (ZAR-500.00)

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)

Kekewich in Kimberley

Being an account of the defence of the diamond fields . October 14th, 1899 – February 15, 1900. with a foreword by Sir Baden-Powell. Blue cloth cover with slight sunning to the spine. Inscription and slight browning to endpapers. With fold out map.

Krijgsgevangenschap van L. C. Ruijssenaers 1899-1902

Ex libris to the ffep. Text is in Afrikaans.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Krygsman Christiaan de Wet

” ‘n Lewenskets van Genl. C. R. de Wet” 121pp, in Afrikaans. Number 5 in the S.A. Galery series.

Price – $20 (ZAR-220)


Text is clean and clear, with numerous black and white plates and maps. Boards show little wear. Previous book dealer’s stamp to the bottom of front fep. DW shows only slight wear.

Letters from a Boer Parsonage

“When the Boer War began on 12 October 1899, the Rev. J.J.T. Marquard, Moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church of the Orange Free State, and his family were living in the parsonage at Winberg, a small town some sixty miles west of Bloemfontein. Four days after war broke out Marquand’s wife, Margaret, began to record the day-to-day happenings at Winberg in the form of letters to her mother at Stellenbosch and her husband on commando.”

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-240.00)

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)

Met Steijn en de Wet op Kommando. Een Dagboek uit den Oorlog in Zuid-Africa. Uit het Duitsch.

Light brown cloth board with some fraying to spine edges. Shelfwear to boards and corners. Browning to feps pages. Pencil marginalia throughout.

Price – $39.00 (ZAR-420.00)

Methods of Barbarism?

“Roberts and Kitchener and Civilians in the Boer Republics January 1900 – May 1902” This book investigates “methods of barbarism” used against civilians during the Anglo-Boer war, specifically land devastation and concentration camps. Black and white illustrations.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Methods of Barbarism? – Roberts and Kitchener and Civilians in the Boer Republics January 1900-May 1902

Slight Scattered foxing to parts of the text. Ex libris to the front paste down.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Military Notes on the Dutch Republics of South Africa (Compiled in Section B, Intelligence Division, War Office).

Ex libris to the ffep. Large folding map to the rear pocket.

Price – $95.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Monuments and Battlefields of the Transvaal War 1881 and the S.A. War 1899

A concise illustrated account of the battlefields of the Transvaal War. Numerous black and white illustrations and maps. This edition is limited to 1,500 copies of which this is No.1475

Price – $85.00 (ZAR-950)

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)