South West Africa Survey 1974

Published by the Department of Foreign Affairs, at the time when the future of SWA was under discussion, with independence from South Africa pending. Many colour photographs.

Price – $17 (ZAR-170)

Study of the Volcano Nyiragongo. A Progress Report issued by the Institute Des Parcs Nationaux du Congo Belge.

Title page is in French and English. Text: English. Exploration of the National Albert Park – Vulcanological study mission. No. 2. Incudes b&w photographs of the crater and a fold out map.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Tam-Tam. Een Oerwoud-Staat in Suriname.

Text: Dutch. This book is about the South American country of Suriname and its African “maroon” population who rebelled against Dutch slavery and lived in the forested regions of Suriname. Includes some black and white photographs and illustrations of these early free African inhabitants. Bookplate pasted on title page with a signature of previous owner.

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Taschenflora des Alpen – Wanderers

A guide book, designed to assist the explorer in identifying flowers that are native to the Alpine region.

Includes several stunning colour plates. (Some loose pages)

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-280.00)

The African Reserves of South Africa.

Includes 2 fold-out maps.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-250.00)

The Cairngorm Mountains

Green buckram boards with gilt decoration. Slight lean to the spine. Previous owner’s name to the verso of the fep.

Price – $85.00 (ZAR-950.00)

The Genesis of the Diamond

Two volumes, with maps, photographs and sketches. Written by the manager of De Beers, who had followed in his father’s footsteps, both in the industry and in publishing a book on mining.

Price – $220 (ZAR-2200)

The Genesis of the Diamond – Inscribed by author to his son.

Inscribed by Alpheus F. Williams to his son James Williams in August 1932. An interesting personal association copy of this essential reference on early diamond mining and the science underlying it. Richly illustrated with charts and photographs.

Condition: Very good, some fading and spotting to the spines.

Price – $290.00 (ZAR-2800.00)

The Geology of the Barberton Gold Mining District. Geological Survey Memoir No. 9

From the Gencor library of exploration and geology department (pink stamp on front fep). Issued by the Department of Mines and Industries and includes adjoining portions of Northern Swaziland. A separate large folding map in protective sleeve accompanies the book. Edge-wear and a couple of closed tears to sleeve. Numerous b&w photographs and illustrations and 2 fold-out maps.

Price – $146.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

The Glamour of Prospecting. Wanderings of a South African Prospector in search of Copper, Gold, Emerald and Diamonds.

Facsimile edition of the 1920 text with a new introduction by T J Couzens and new illustrations by Walter Friedrich. Edited by Douglas Cornell. Creasing and marks to the covers with rubbing and edge-wear. Foxing and browning to page edges. Tide mark to half-title page.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-120.00)

The Hills of Lakeland.

16 colour plates. 36 monochrome plates. 2 maps. Foxing to prelims. Scattered light foxing to contents but seems not to affect the plates. Each plate protected by a flimsy with a description. Age-toning to page edges. Contents firmly bound.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Lake Regions of Central Africa: A Picture of Exploration: Vol 1

A combined ethnographic/geographic travel narrative of the author’s journey. Volume 1 of 2 only. Bound in green cloth covered boards with gilt titles and crossed out cataloguing information to spine. Boards faded with minor scuffing Ex library copy with stamps to front endpapers, title page, p 100 and rear paste-down, the latter also containing cataloguing information in ink and library slip mount. Edges yellowed, else a VG copy.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

The Republic of the Sudan. A Regional Geography.

Includes plates, maps, diagrams and tables. The photographs have been chosen to illustrate many aspects of the life and work of the Sudanese. Intended for study at University level, the book will also be invaluable to those in the diplomatic, administrative and commercial fields who need detailed information on Sudan.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Story of Maps.

A celebration of cartography from Strabo to World War II. Includes 85 illustrations of early maps, prints and portraits. This Dover edition is an unabridged and unaltered re-publication of the work originally published in 1949.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

The Vredefort Structure. Meteorite Impact! The Danger from Space and South Africa’s Mega-Impact.

“The rich geological, archaeological, cultural and botanical heritage presented by the Vredefort region. Includes a guide to more than 20 sites that highlight the heritage of this area which has recently been proclaimed a World Heritage Site in July 2005.”

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-700.00)

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