A Century of Geological Endeavour in Southern Africa/ 1895 – 1995

“This book endeavours to highlight the individuals who have played a part in helping to unravel the vast geological history of our region as well as those who have fostered the aims and objectives of the earth sciences.”

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-320.00)

A Description of the Shetland Islands comprising an account of their Scenery, Antiquities and Superstitions.

Previous owner’s stamp on front free end page. Foxing to front and rear prelims as well as top and fore-edge of pages. Discolouration mark to lower gutter area of the prelims.

Price – $260.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

A Provisional Map of N.W, Rhodesia

Fold out map. Edward Stanford, Geographer to the King blind-stamped on bottom right hand corner. c.1908.

Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

A System of Geography Vol 4

Volume 4 only, includes among others, discussions of Asia, Russai, Turkey, Hindostan, Persia and Mallaca. No folding maps.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Aardrijkskundig Handboek van Zuid Afrika.

Text: Dutch. Translated from English. Includes a hand-coloured map of the Cape of Good Hope. Repairs to map with clear tape on the verso. One closed tear to a fold.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-750.00)

An Introduction to Astronomy in a Series of Letters from a Preceptor to his Pupil.

Numerous copper-plate engravings, some folding. Lacking front board, otherwise complete. First seven pages are loose. Previous owner’s inscription to the fep.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Angola Tourist Year-Book. No. 1. 1963-1964

Trilingual – Portuguese, French and English. A guide covering aspects such as climate, flora and fauna, transport, hunting and fishing, hotel and boarding houses and more. Colour and b&w photographs and advertisements. Published C.1962

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Antique Maps of Europe, the Americas, West Indies, Australasia, Africa, the Orient.

Tan cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilded motif on cover. Ex Libris stamp of previous owner on half title page. Long crack to front illustrated paste-downs. Contents clean and tightly bound. Dust jacket with edge-wear, open tear to bottom of spine, closed tear to rear fold and some loss to top of spine.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Babuna. 100 000 kilometer im flugzeug uber Afrikas

Language: German. English translation: “Babuna. 100 000 kilometers in a plane over Africa’s jungle.” Includes 102 b\w photographs with a map of their journey opposite the contents page. The author and his wife have done five exploratory voyages in Inner Africa to photograph the wildlife. Some pages slightly browned due to age and quality of paper. Top-edge tinted in blue with light foxing to fore- and bottom edge.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture and social habits of that ancient empire.

Bookmender’s delight. 2 Vols. Vol 1 – 96 pages and Vol 2 – 72 pages. Ornamental gilding on boards. Finely engraved plates with cityscapes, landscapes, costumes, everyday life, etc. Circa 1843. Gift inscription on fep.

Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

Die Deutsche Expedition in Ost-Afrika, 1861 und 1862 im Ost-Agyptischen Sudan und den Nord-Abessinischen Grenzlanden.

Text: German. Translated: The German Expedition in East Africa 1861 and 1862 in East-Egyptian Sudan and the North-Western Borderlands. Disclosures from Justus Perthes’ Geographical Institute on Important New Explorations in the Fields of Geography by Dr A Petermann, along with a general report by Werner Munzinger on the course and its participation in the German expedition from Massua to Kordofan, Supplement booklet No. 13. Missing Map 4.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

East African Railways and Harbours Report on an Engineering Survey of a rail link between the East African and Rhodesian Railway Systems.

Complete with 14 maps (colour) in good condition. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Engineering Geology of Southern Africa. Vol 3. The Karoo Sequence

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-100.00)

Explorers’ Maps

An historical look at maps and charts from the medieval travellers to the more accurate and sophisticated maps of the 19th century. Numerous b&w illustrations.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-230.00)

Faults and Dykes – A Geological Study of the Witwatersrand

With diagrams and fold out maps. 298 pp. Wear to spine and edges. Corners bumped. Ink blot marks on front cover. Previous owner’s inscription on front free end paper. Small bookseller’s sticker on title page. Otherwise pages clean and binding sound.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Field Guide to the Eastern & Southern Cape Coasts

Hundreds of line drawings spread over 560 pages. Also 50 colour plates and numerous b&w photos. An invaluable reference for anyone interested in this coastal region.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Geological Survey of Natal and Zululand

A set of the three reports compiled after the geological survey of Natal and Zululand in 1901. Includes black and white plates and fold-out maps.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-700.00)

Handbook and Index to accompany a Map of Antarctica.

Produced by the Department of Interior. Includes a map of Graham Land. Paper covered boards are tanned with some marks. Corners bumped. General wear and tear. A 7cm crack along the gutter of spine at the bottom.

Price – $230.00 (ZAR-2200.00)

Ian Fleming introduces Jamaica

Map endpapers of the island. Colour photographs. Very light foxing to fore-edge. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Islands in a Forgotten Sea.

Prize bookplate on front fep. Beautifully illustrated by A A Telford. Tropical islands, coral atolls, Madagascar with its savage tribes, lost monarchy and lurid pirate past. Illustrated map on red paste-downs. Large tear running over front panel and spine with a small area of loss to lower edge. Sunning to spine. Foxing with browning to top edge of flaps as well as folds. Foxing on verso.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Kenya Mountain.

A gallant attempt to climb Kenya Mountain with an introduction by Hilair Belloc. Dark cloth covered boards with edgewear, scuffing and tide mark to the spine and rear board. Previous owner’s name and small stamp on fep. Small closed tear to map. Fep browned with minor foxing to paste-down. Stain to lower right corners of pages 145 – 215, otherwise contents and photographs clean and well bound.

Price – $78.00 (ZAR-780.00)

Licht – En Schaduwbeelden uit de Binnenlanden Van Java

This work examines the introduction of Christianity to the Javanese people, their resistance against it as well as examining the differences between free and forced labour, characteristics and morality of the Javanese population and how these conflicted with principles brought by the missionaries.

Condition: Good, foxing to prelims and page edges.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

On the Heights

Translated from the Italian by Lovett F Edwards. Previous owner’s name on front free end page as well as small bookseller’s label on paste-down. Only the front cover and title of spine of dust jacket has been retained. Book is covered with self-adhesive plastic covering.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Plant Hunter’s Paradise

Travels and exploration in the mountains and valleys of Burma and adjacent areas, including the unexplored country on the Burma-Tibet frontier, in 1922, 1926 and 1930-31. In a readable way this famous botanical explorer describes plants, nature and native customs. There are appendices on zoological specimens collected and new plants he introduced to Europe that he found in Burma. Tinted top-edge. Light scattered foxing in areas. 2 fold out maps and 13 b&w photographs. Untrimmed pages on lower edge. Circa 1937/1938

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Report of a Magnetic Survey of South Africa

With multiple maps, tables and diagrams, some fold out to rear. Bound in quarter cloth with gilt titles to spine. Spine is sunned. Leaves age toned and browned but VG overall.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-380.00)

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