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 and Medals Research Society. 2007

Members handbook and journal index 1973 – 2006

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

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)

The Six Days of the Sinai Campaign

Text in Hebrew, numerous b/w and colour illustrations.

Price – $14 (ZAR-160)

The South African Air Force at War. A Pictorial Appraisal.

A comprehensive book on South Africa’s air power through the Second World War, Korea and the southern frontier of Angola. Over 875 photographs.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-980.00)

The South African Shipping Question 1886 – 1914

A scholarly work by Solomon, tracing the course of controversy over the period of 30 years. With black and white illustrations. Previous owner’s bookplate to front endpaper.



Price – $25.00 (ZAR-250.00)

The Waitemata Wobbler

A single issue magazine published on board the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces troop transport, the Waitemata. It departed from New Zealand in January 1917 carrying troops destined for the trenches of Europe. Bound in olive green, pictorial paper wraps. Inscription to the verso of front panel. Ship’s roll to rear. Overall a very good copy.

Price – $140.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

The Zulu Army. Compiled from Information Obtained from The Most Reliable Sources,

Published by Lieutenant-General Lord Chelmsford for the information of those under his command. Written by Fred B. Fynney an interpreter for the Natal government in 1876-1877 and an administrator of native law and special border agent for the Lower Tugela Division in 1878-1879. During the war , he commanded the Border Police force in his district, Colonial Defence District No. VI. In this role he reported intelligence garnered on the border to military and civilian authorities. In the opinion of Rider Haggard, he was consequently the man who, in virtue of his long service on the Zulu border, “with the exceptions of the late Sir Theophilus Shepstone and the late Sir Melmoth Osborn, perhaps knew more of that land and people than anyone else of that period.” While on the border during the war, Fynney reported on events in his district , on minor fracas across the border, sent statements collected from Zulus as a means of gathering intelligence, and worked as a translator for the military and civilian authorities. He is reported to have known “Zulus and the Zulu language well.” Morris records that Fynney used his fluent Zulu to dabble in ethnology and that while he had his faults as a border agent…he had been collecting just such information for years as a hobby. While he was certainly one of the best qualified to prepare this publication in advance of the war, Fynney was not involved in combat at any stage, though he may have spoken to those who were, or read such reports as appeared in the press. Writing in November 1878, Fynney pointed out that the ‘introduction of firearms’ was likely to have wrought ‘great changes, both in movements and dress’, upon the ‘ordinary customs of the Zulu army.’ A somewhat different account, which minimised tactical innovation resulting from the adoption of firearms, is to be found in the April 1879 second edition of this work. A  rare and important publication – it is the handbook issued to British Staff officers on the eve of their invasion of Natal and the ensuing Zulu War in 1879. It gives a detailed picture of Zulu society, individual chieftains, military tactics, warriors’ dress and history ‘compiled from information obtained from the most reliable sources’. It includes a diagram of the famous Zulu attack formation, based on the horns of cattle, in which the enemy was enveloped on both wings by two horns, while the body of the ‘bull’ was held in reserve. The detailed intelligence that the British had built up on their potential enemy listed in this eye-opening little book is quite staggering. However, in the campaign that followed, much of that intelligence was not utilised thanks to the incompetent conduct of the campaign.


Price – $1500.00 (ZAR-19000.00)

Tijdens de O.~I. Compagnie

Discussion of the Dutch East India Company. Text in dutch, with numerous illustrations, in two volumes.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Topography of Terror. Gestapo, SS and Reichssicherheitshauptamt on the “Prinz-Albrecht-Terrain” – A Documentation.

“During the preparations for the central historical exhibition mounted in the Martin-Gropius-Bau on the occasion of the 750 year celebration of the City of Berlin, attention was directed to a location which was an important part of Berlin’s history between 1933 and 1945. An area which had been in oblivion for too long. This was the location of the most dreaded institutions of terror during the Third Reich – the Gestapo administrative center of the SS-State.”

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Truck-Busters. 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing. Korea.

Its saga of the Korean conflict in the Far East. Each squadron of the 18th is mentioned with abundant black and white photographs. Of particular interest is the 2nd South African Air Force Squadron – The Flying Cheetahs – “the hardy air warriors from the Union of South Africa. Legendary figures for their courage, wit and comaraderies.”

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-800.00)

Tusschen Mijnen en Grondzeeen

No date of publication; probably 1945. Exciting tales of sea rescues off Dutch coast during World War II. Text in Dutch. Text clean and whole although pages browned especially at edges. Boards have insect damage at edges; corners bumped.

Twelve Years’ Military Adventure In Three Quarters of the Globe : Or, Memoirs of an Officer Who Served in the Armies of His Majesty and of the East India Company, Between the Years 1802 and 1814…

,… in Which are Contained the Campaigns of the Duke of Wellinton in India, and his last in Spain and the south of France.. In two volumes. Ex libris pasted to the front paste down of each volume. Inscribed note pasted to the ffep of volume 2. Leaves are generally moderately foxed. Binding shows general wear and some damage along the hinges.

V M Golovnin Detailed in Simon’s Bay.

The story of the detention of the Imperial Russian Sloop ‘Diana’ from April 1808 to May 1809. Translated from the Russian by Mrs Lisa Millner and edited by O H Spohr. Blue cloth spine. Slight foxing to front card wrap.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Vrij Nederland – Tweede Jaar

A volume of collated underground Dutch newspapers, printed during the occupation of Holland by Nazi Germany during the second world war.

Condition: Good, foxing throughout.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Vrij Nederland – Tweede Jaar

A volume of collated underground Dutch newspapers, printed during the occupation of Holland by Nazi Germany during the second world war.

Condition: Good, foxing throughout.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-500.00)

War at Sea

South African Maritime Operations during World War II – black and white illustrations throughout.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-280.00)

War at Sea – South African Maritime Operations during WWII

‘Largely anecdotal narrative’. A proud record of loss and achievement during the war. Clean sound copy.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-300.00)

War at Sea. South African Maritime Operations during World War II.

Much pencil and ink marginalia by the previous owner, George Coetzee, who served on board one of the ships.
His photograph is pasted down with cellotape on Pg159.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-170.00)

War Beneath the Sea. Submarine Conflict 1939-1945

Grey boards with minor edgewear. Previous owner’s name inscribed on first free page. 2cm closed tear and minor edge wear to DW with some tanning to edges. Foxing to top edges of pages as well as age-toning. Contents clear and well bound.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

War in Africa.

The author covered most of these skirmishes in Africa during the time he spent reporting on the political and military scene in Africa. “The first of its kind ever produced: a first-hand insight into the black fighting man.” Liberally illustrated with b/w photographs.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-320.00)

War in Africa.

The author covered most of these skirmishes in Africa during the time he spent reporting on the political and military scene in Africa. “The first of its kind ever produced: a first-hand insight into the black fighting man.” Liberally illustrated with b/w photographs.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-320.00)

With Sword and Statute. (On the Cape of Good Hope Frontier.)

Recollections of a mounted officer on the Cape of Good Hope frontier, who came to South Africa as a young boy. He served in most frontier wars and expeditions and was acting chief magistrate in Griqualand East at various times and resident magistrate in Herschel during the Boer war. 147 pages. Illus. with black/white photos and line drawings.




Price – $900.00 (ZAR-8500.00)