A Circumstantial Journal of the long and tedious blockade and siege of Gibraltar, from the twelfth of Septembe, 1779 to the third day of February 1783…

Containing an authentic account of the most remarkable transactions, in which the Enemy’s Motions, Works, Approaches, Firings, &c. are Particularly described.
Off-setting to the title page from the engraved frontis. Includes a map and one folding engraving. Bound in later half leather with marbled boards.

Price – $500.00 (ZAR-5500.00)

A Compleat History of the Late Rebellion

A contemporary account of the Jacobite rebellion and probably the first book ever written on the subject. With a 6 page dedication to the Duke of Argyle and 173 pp text.Pages 161 – 166 omitted in the pagination but text and register are continuous. Armorial bookplate of the noted British politician and ex- Governor of New South Wales, Sir Robert William Duff on the paste down fep. Full leather binding with small cataloguing slip to foot of spine. Boards are generally scuffed but in tact and good. Crack along spine/top board but board attached. Light foxing throughout. A good copy.

Price – $1450.00 (ZAR-12000.00)

A History of the Royal Sussex Regiment

A History of the Old Belfast Regiment and the Regiment of Sussex 1701 – 1953. 324pp with some maps. End pages are browned.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Adventure at the Cape of Good Hope in December 1672.

Transcribed and edited from the original manuscript in the Royal Library, Copenhagen by Henning Henningsen. Translated and annotated with additional material by Douglas and Vera Varley. Illustrated white card boards and cloth spine have light wear. Contents are clean and tightly bound.

Price – $9.00 (ZAR-90.00)

Adventure at the Cape of Good Hope in December 1672.

Transcribed and edited from the original manuscript in the Royal Library, Copenhagen by Henning Henningsen. Translated and annotated with additional material by Douglas and Vera Varley. Illustrated white card boards and cloth spine have light wear. Contents are clean and tightly bound.

Price – $9.00 (ZAR-90.00)

Airship Pilot No. 28.

Inscribed by the author to his sister. Foreword by Lord Ventry. Trained with the Royal Navy in 1915 the author spent long hours on escort duty flying the Submarine Searcher class, or blimps as they were called, over the the slow convoys in the Atlantic. He maintained this unflagging interest in airships and in 1973 was granted honorary life membership of the Lighter-than-air Society of America.

Price – $42.00 (ZAR-300.00)

An Eye-Witness in Manchuria

A record of personal experience gained during nine months spent with the Russian Army in Manchuria.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Angola – Operasie Savannah 1975-1976

Angola – Operasie Savannah 1975-1976. With numerous black and white photographs and a fold out map at the back. Text in Afrikaans.

As Terras do Fim do Mundo. The Lands of the End of the World.

Signed by the author (1910) who traced the routes of the Border War in Angola.

Price – $85.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Black Valour. The South African Native Labour Contingent 1916-1918 and the Sinking of the Mendi.

A historical account of the tragedy where over 600 black South Africans lost their lives.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Boot and Saddle.

A narrative record of the Cape Regiment, the British Cape Mounted Riflemen, the Frontier Armed Mounted Police, and the Colonial Cape Mounted Riflemen. Published circa 1955. Blue cloth boards with sunning and loss of cloth covering to spine and top area of rear board. Previous owner signature on paste-down. Age-toning. Small stains from pages 114 to 115, otherwise contents clean and well bound.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Condecoraciones: Orden del Libertador San Martin, Orden De Mayo Al Merito

Padded red vinyl boards with gilt device and lettering to front board. With 11 Full colour photographs tipped in. Edges uncut and leaves lightly browned.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Congo to Cape. Early Portuguese Explorers.

Orange cloth boards with bumping to spine edge and some shelfwear. Minor foxing to feps, top and front edges of pages. Contents clean and well bound. DW have clear adhesive cellophane covers.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Dictionary of Disasters at Sea During the Age of Steam, including sailing ships and ships of war lost in action 1824 – 1962

Good condition. Two Volumes, A-L and M-Z. 779pp. Previous owner’s stamp on both feps.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-1900.00)

Die Geskiedenis van die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisie / History of the South African Police 1913-1988

Large, illustrated history of the SAPS. Inscribed and signed by Apartheid Law and Order Minister Adriaan Vlok and others. Parallel text in Afrikaans and English. Numerous b/w and colour illustrations. Blue vinyl covered boards with gilt lettering and device to front board. Some edge wear to the boards.

Price – $170.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

Die Grondleggers van Rewolusionere Oorlogvoering

Some foxing to the outer edges of text. Text is clean and clear. Cover is covered in clear plastic with subsequent tape marks. Slight fading to the spine area. Text is in Afrikaans.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-90.00)

Die Kampfe der deutschen Truppen in Sudwestafrika

“Der Hottentotenkrieg” In German. 349pp, three fold out maps, photographs.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-700.00)

Drama at Ponta Delgada

Story of the Portuguese merchant ship Sao Goncalo, debris from the wreckage of which was found in Plettenberg Bay.With numerous b/w and colour illustrations.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Eric Kennington – Drawing the R.A.F

Selection of portraits of men from Fighter Command, Bomber Command, Coastal Command and Army Co-Operation Command. Introduced by Sir Ronald Storrs. 4 Colour plates tipped in. Remainder 48 portraits in b&w. Edge-wear and sunning to boards. Fraying at the corners. Signs of insect nibbling on rear cover. Small open nick to top of spine edge.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Experiences de Bapaume. Rapport fait a M. Le Ministre de la Guerre.

Text: French. A report made to the Minister of War by The Joint Commission of Artillery and Engineering Officers, instituted on June 12, 1847, to study on the fortifications of Bapaume, the principles of the execution of the breaches by the cannon and the mine. With 28 plans and plates. Extremely rare – no record of any examples other than modern copies have been found. The fold-out diagrams are meticulously detailed and in very good condition. Faded red tint to top, fore- and lower page edges. Foxing to the text. Rear end paper is glued to the paste-down at the LH corner and is torn. Browning and foxing to some of the pages. Long split to front end papers at the gutter. “No. 164/2” written in black and red ink on top LH corner of front paste-down. Bright gilt device of the Royal Engineers Library on front cover. Rubbing to corners and spine

Price – $95.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Experiments in Aerodynamics

Langley was the inventor of the various ‘aerodrones’ – manned and unmanned – but with no great success. Second edition. With graphs, tables and 9 full page and double page plates. Wear and marks to covers, edges and corners. Some browning and minor foxing to endpapers. Bookseller’s sticker to front paste down. Previous owner’s sticker to front free endpaper. Inscription on title page.

Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

Field Engineering and Mine Warfare, Pamphlet No. 6

Field Service Pocket Book. 1914.

Reprinted with amendments, 1916. General Staff, War Office. “A handy and concise book of reference for use on active service, at manoeuvres or on instructional exercises.” 21 fold-out plates (some showing bivouac for a cavalry regiment, perimeter camp for a mixed force, cooking in the field, fire trenches, etc. Includes a photograph postcard addressed to Capt Fraser Mackenzie of 311 Brigade R.F.A, Henham Park, Henham, Suffolk. “A present from ‘Yarmut'”.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Finska Kriget

An account of the Finnish War from 1808-1809. Including fold-out maps and illustrations.

Price – $85.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Fire, Flood and Ice. Search and Rescue Missions of the South African Air Force.

A collection of stories exemplifying the bravery, dedication, skill and daring of the SAAF aircrews in their heartwarming, humanitarian endeavours.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-900.00)