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)

The Armed Forces of South Africa

Originally written for the Society for Army Historical Research but later taken up by the Africana Museum, Johannesburg with financing from the Frank Connock Publications Fund. Includes 3 sets of addenda and corrigenda originally published in Africana Notes and News, bound to the rear.

Price – $85.00 (ZAR-950.00)

The Army of the Republic of China.

The establishment of the Whampoa Military Academy by Chiang Kai-shek. Parallel text in Chinese and English. Numerous colour photographs.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-600.00)

The Bent Pine: The Trial of Chief Langalibalele

Description of “one of the earliest South African treason trials”. With illustrations and maps.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-250.00)

The Campaign of 1882 in Egypt

Prepared in the Intelligence Branch of the War Office and originally published in 1887. 221pp.

Price – $18 (ZAR-250)

The Clan Line in the Great War

No dust jacket. Blue cloth covers in good condition with a sunned spine.

The Cruise of the Royal Mail Steamer, Dunottar Castle; Round Scotland on her Trial Trip

A publication describing a trial trip made by the Dunottar Castle. With numerous monochrome illustrations. Previous owner’s bookplate to front endpaper.


Price – $85.00 (ZAR-850.00)

The Defence of Duffer’s Drift

“The Western world’s most popular book in the training of military professionals”

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)

The Dukes

‘A history of the Duke of Edinburgh’s own rifles 1855 – 1956.’ Some black and white photographs. 234 pp.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-250.00)

The Eastern Seas : Being a Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. “Dwarf” in China, Japan, and Formosa. With a Description of the Coast of Russian Tartary and Eastern Siberia, from the Corea to the River Amur.

“With Map and Illustrations”. Book prize presented to Percy J L Smith for proficiency in Conduct and Application (See certificate pasted to the front paste down), 1884, by the Worcester Training College, now called the Thames Nautical Training College. Hinges have been restored with matching material. Text is slightly age toned. First and last few pages present with mild damp staining. Binding shows general wear.






Price – $1200.00 (ZAR-12000.00)

The Edges of War

” A History of the Frontier Wars 1702-1878″. ” A new and entertaining account of the long struggle between Europeans and Africans.” 304pp, with some illustrations.



Price – $50 (ZAR-550)

The Edges of War. A History of Frontier Wars (1702-1878)

“This book presents for the general reader a new and entertaining account of the long struggle between Europeans and Africans that took place along the eastern frontier of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.” Over 300 pages and over 80 illustrations and maps.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-480.00)

The First and the Last: The Story of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, 1939-1945: Compiled from the Regimental War Diary, Squadron Diaries, Personal Narratives, and the Unofficial Actions of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards in France

Clean text and firm binding; some insect damage to edges of boards and to spine. Gilt decoration on front board still bright.

The First Seven Divisions

” Being a detailed account of the fighting from Mons To Ypres” by a captain of the Hussars, 18th edition, revised and enlarged with eleven maps and an index. 364pp


Price – $10 (ZAR-120)

The German Giants – The German R-Planes 1914 – 1918

Binding is marked on front with white spots. Foxing throughout but largely at the beginning of the book. 283pp, black and white photographs and line illustrations.

Price – $60 (ZAR-500)

The Indian Mutiny of 1857. A Sketch of the Principal Military Events

Two colour illustration on cart have been pasted onto the feps. The 5 maps, as called for appear in the pocket at the rear of the book. The covers are fairly grubby but internally the pages are all clean.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-450.00)

The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man.

A new and thoroughly revised edition of Peter Wilkins passage to England from off Cape Horn in America in the ship Hector written by a Passenger in the Hector.

Price – $27.00 (ZAR-350.00)

The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man.

A new and thoroughly revised edition of Peter Wilkins passage to England from off Cape Horn in America in the ship Hector written by a Passenger in the Hector.

Price – $27.00 (ZAR-350.00)

The Log of the Cutty Sark

History of the last sailing ship employed in the tea and wool trade, with b/w illustrations, log excerpts and diagrams. Bound in red cloth covered boards with gilt titles to front board and spine. Large stain to bottom edge of front board, lettering rubbed from spine. In stamps to front endpapers. Foxed and stained throughout. Overall good.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-280.00)

The Natal Carbineers. The History of the Regiment from its Foundation, 15th January, 1885 to 30th June 1911.

Deals with the Natal Carbineers’ involvement with Bushman raids, early Zulu and Basuto Wars, Cetywayo’s Coronation, the Langalibele Rebellion, the Zulu War of 1979, the Boer War and the Natal Rebellion of 1906-7.

Price – $650.00 (ZAR-7800.00)

The Orders, Medals and History of The Kingdom of Bulgaria

Short history, followed by a comprehensive overview of the orders & medals of Bulgaria, illustrated in full colour & b/w. Red paper covered boards with black device to front board and lettering to spine. Previous owner’s bookplate to f.f.e.p which is rippled. Top edge lightly spotted else a very good copy.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-400.00)

The Relief of Chitral

183pp, with illustrations and map. The brothers were present at the campaign and acted as correspondents of the Times. An ex-library book and has the ex-libris plate of a previous owner. Extensive foxing. Cover reattached and repaired with tape.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-320.00)

The Saldanha Bay Story. Signed by the author.

The story of Saldanha Bay with its naval battles, shipwrecks, murders and treasure hunts. Ex school library copy with school stamp marks throughout, penned numbers and card pocket at the rear. Remnants of tape and glue on rear paste-down. Well bound.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)