Lions and Virgins. Heraldic State Symbols, Coats-of-Arms, Flags, Seals and other Symbols of Authority in South Africa 1487-1962.

Signed by the author. This is No. 67 of 1000 copies. Illustrated with 125 photographs and drawings – a few in colour.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-420.00)


Signed by the author with an inscription. Bookplate of previous owner on verso of cover.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-320.00)

Memoir of the Early Operations of the Burmese War. Addressed to the Editor of the United Service Journal. Together with ‘Additional Statement of Facts relative to the Operation of Breaking the Enemy’s Line on the 12th of April 1782.

Inscribed by the author to John Backhouse. Chief Clerk British Consulate Canton 1844-1855. Folding map of the neighbourhood of Rangoon as a frontis. 106pp followed by the second publication of 20 pages. General wear to the binding with a small split to the tail of the spine.

Price – $1500.00 (ZAR-15000.00)

Modern War

Paintings by C. R. W. Nevison with an essay by P.G. Konody. 79pp, colour frontispiece and black and white plates.

Price – $1500.00 (ZAR-20000.00)

Mr. Lincoln’s Camera Man. Mathew B. Brady

A well illustrated look at the work of Brady. The photographer said to have been responsible for taking more photographs of the American Civil War than any other man.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Namibia im Ost-West-Konflikt

Text in German

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Nine Flames

Renowned journalist Ken Anderson’s account of the South African Engineers’ activities during WWII. Black and white illustrations throughout. Signed by author and illustrator.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

No Outspan

The last of the author’s trilogy of books chronicling his experiences from participation in the Anglo-Boer war, to self-imposed exile through to the interwar period of the 1930s. 1st English edition with 4 illustrations and 2 maps. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Stain to front board. Leaves lightly age tanned; binding neat and tight. Dustwrap with creasing, small, closed tears along the edges and top of spine, but in tact and Good.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-350.00)

North Atlantic Seaway: An Illustrated History of the Passenger Services Linking the Old World with the New in Five Volumes

Published by Brookside Publications; Jersey, Channel Islands: Vol.2, 1978 (ISBN 0905824016); Vol.3, 1979 (ISBN 0905824024); Vol.4, 1979 (ISBN 0905824032); Vol.5, 1980 (0905824040). Five volume set is the enlarged and completely revised edition of the 1955 plus 1960 supplement edition.

On Secret Patrol in High Asia.

Introduction by Major-General Sir George Younghusband. Includes illustrations and 2 maps. Missing the sketch map showing routes of Captain Blacker’s detachment 1918-20. Light foxing throughout.

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Oriana: From Dream to Reality

A history and technical overview of the building of the 21st century passenger liner Oriana. Fully illustrated.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Our Regiments in South Africa 1899-1902

532pp, colour frontispiece, index. Pages are deckle edged and browned. The deployment of British Regiments during the Anglo-Boer War.

Price – $150.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

Pacific Adventure. The Story of The Pilot Pedro Fernandez De Quiros , His Passage April 1595 – February 1596

Dw slightly edge worn, with some minor insect damage.

Photograph. A Party of the Warwickshire Regiment.

Blind stamp of photographer R Ellis embossed on right hand corner. Chips to three of the four corners. View showing soldiers of the Warwickshire Regiment waiting for the enemy at the Binjemma Line, Malta.

Price – $17.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Plans for a Polar Camp

9 Large, fold out architectural drawings mapping out the plans for a polar camp. Plans numbered 4, 5, 6 & 7 – duplication of plans number 5(4x) 6(2x) 7(2x). All very good.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Salute the Sappers

A history of the South African Engineer Corps, chiefly focused on activities during the Second World War. Part 1 only – concludes at the Battle of Alamein. Black and white illustrations and maps throughout.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Shipwrecks of the Far South

History of some shipwrecks off the coast of the Cape peninsula. Illustrated in b/w. Laminated pictorial card wraps.

Price – $33.00 (ZAR-350.00)

South Africa At War

An account of military and industrial activities in South Africa during and related to WWII. Black and white plates throughout, with fold out map.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-550.00)

South Africa: The BOSS Law.

Staple-bound booklet. Card wraps tanned and stained. Contents clean and firmly bound.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-120.00)

South Africa’s Fighting Ships Past and Present.

Blue boards with shelf-wear. Colour pictorial paste-downs. Previous owner’s name on fep. DW spine has small closed tear with minor bumping to edges. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $36.00 (ZAR-400.00)

South African Orders, Decorations and Medals.

Covering South African awards from 1652 to 1986 rounded off with a description of 16 South African heroes and their awards. From Smuts to the schoolboy hero, Rudi Opperman. Brown paper covered boards. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-550.00)

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)

Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag Oorsig

A well illustrated overview of SA’s armed forces.

Tales of the Wars; or Naval and Military Chronicle. Vol. 1 January to December 1936.

Illustrated with numerous engravings. Age-toned and scattered light foxing.

Price – $24.00 (ZAR-240.00)

The ‘Ever-Victorious Army’

…”this splendidly comprehensive study of the rise and fall of the Tai-pings, the involvement of the British from 1859″. The Ever-Victorious Army was an Anglo-Chinese army under the command of Major Gordon. This army suppressed the Tai-Ping rebellion in a masterly campaign directed by Major Gordon. A facsimile reproduction of the 1868 edition.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)