African Hunting and Adventure from Natal to the Zambesi including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert from 1852 to 1860

Illustrations by James Wolf and J B Zwecker. 3 plates missing. Tear to Page 97. Prize bookplate on front past-down. Marbling to end papers and top, fore- and lower edge of pages. Splitting to sides of spine. Repairs to inside gutter. Some abrasions. Beautifully tooled gilt decoration to spine with a gilt school emblem on front cover. There is a split in the centre of the spine with rubbing to the raised bands. Includes fold-out map in good condition.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Gerstäcker’s Travels. Rio de Janeiro – Buenos Ayres – Ride through the Pampas – Winter journey across the Cordilleras – Chilli – Valparaiso – California and the Gold Fields

Translated from the German. About half the book is dedicated the author’s travels in South America and the other half to his activities on the North American gold fields. New spine with gilt titles. Original red cloth boards with Nelson’s Modern Library devise in gilt to the front board. Double page colour frontis with a neat repair and one other double page illustration. New end-papers. Gilt page edges all round. Some scattered foxing.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1400.00)

In Haunts of Wild Game. A Hunter-Naturalist’s Wanderings from Kahlamba to Libombo.

Property of and signed twice in pencil by H Rider Haggard. Illustrated tan boards with black and gilt lettering. General edge wear to binding. Water damage to spine and bottom edge causing a few pages to stick together. Water stain spreading inwards at the spine till page 368. Foxing to foldout map. Some loss to the edge of page 61 not affecting text.

Price – $500.00 (ZAR-5500.00)

Mashesha: The Making of a Game Ranger

The author’s account of his formative years of wildlife conservation.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-230.00)

Notitia Venatica. A Treatise on Fox-Hunting embracing the General Management of Hounds.

2 volumes. New revised, corrected and enlarged edition. Revised and brought down to date by Cuthbert Bradley with illustrations by Henry Alken and others. Hand-coloured plates.

Price – $95.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

Rowland Ward’s Sportsman’s Handbook to Collecting and Preserving Trophies & Specimens and containing Methods of Measurement.

B/w illustrations, metric conversion fold-out table to rear. Containing methods of measurement & other valuable information pertaining to trophy hunting & Rowland Ward’s ‘Records of Big Game’.” Chapters include; big game rifles; The British double rifle, by Malcolm Lyell; American weapons, by Jack O’Connor; The placement of shots, shooting and related observations. Notes on the skinning and preparation of big game trophies in the field; Records of Big Game; General instructions for taking and recording measurements; Official measurement form; Measuring materials; Methods of measurement for recording trophies; Illustrative plates of some typical game trophies.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Shaka’s Country : A Book of Zululand



Price – $28.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Sport and Service in South Africa; The Diary of Lieutenant Robert Arkwright 1843 – 1846

Text is clean and clear.


Price – $42.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Sport and War or Recollections of Fighting and Hunting in South Africa from the Years 1834 to 1867 with a narrative of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Visit to the Cape.

Missing 2 plates: “Captured cattle crossing the Kie River” and “The Boomah Pass”.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Springbok and Springbok Shooting

An extract from Longmans Magazine of 1897 describing the ‘trekbokken’ or migration of springboks which roamed the Karoo plains.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

The Africander Land

Volume which deals with the viability of white settlement in and colonization of Southern Africa. Red cloth covered boards with gilt titles to front board and spine. Spine is slightly sunned. Top edge gilt. Colour fold out map to rear and 3 other maps. Foxing to prelims and leaves, leaves age toned. A very good copy, signed by GH Wilson, a former editor of the Cape Times.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

The Badminton Library – Big Game Shooting Vol I and II

These volumes deal with such topics as hunting elephant, Rhinoceros and other exotic big game. These volumes dealt with the growing rise in hunting in the 19th century in Great Britain and are highly sought after by collectors. Richly illustrated with full page plates and in text illustrations.

Condition: Some loss to the foot of the spine. Light foxing to prelims.

Price – $52.00 (ZAR-550.00)

The Fishing Devices of Central and Southern Africa. No. 12.

Slim volume from The Occasional Papers of the Rhodes-Livingstone Museum. Sunning to front and back cover papers. Two fold-out maps and 17 black and white photographs with minor discolouration to pages. General wear and tear to corners. Large tear in covers and pulling away from staples.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Thomas Baines: An Artist in the Service of Science in Southern Africa.

Paintings from the Collections of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Natural History Museum, London. Edited by Michael Stevenson. A few small nicks on the top edges of the boards.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa.

Tide mark to lower edge on the contents pages. Some scattered light handling marks throughout. Previous owner’s details pencilled on verso of frontispiece.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

Wild Game in Zambezia.

Game hunting experiences in Portugese East Africa.

Price – $145.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

Wild Life in Central Africa

A guide to setting up camp, tracking and hunting. Illustrated with photographs and drawings.

A guide to setting up camp, tracking and hunting. Illustrated with photographs and drawings.