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 Armed Forces

South African Armed Forces

South African Armed Forces

South African Orders, Decorations and Medals

Fully illustrated reference work.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-550.00)

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.

Swastika at Sea: The Struggle and Destruction of the German Navy, 1939-1945

No dust jacket. Light blue cloth covers in firm condition displaying minor wear and discolouration, with an edge worn and sunned spine. No publication date indicated, although Foreword dated 1953. Front endpaper signed by previous owner.

Tales of Table Bay

Insect damage to cover. Ink inscription from previous owner on the inside of the cover.

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)

That Day at Gibraltar

The first complete account of the dramatic

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 Arnheiter Affair

Ninety-nine days aboard the U.S.S. Vance under Captain Marcus Aurelius Arnheiter – a searching account of the personalities caught in an extraordinary drama of the sea.

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 Bloemfontein Diary of Lieut. W J St John. 1852-53.

“Depicting an early and largely forgotten phase of European settlement in the Free State.” Contents clean and tightly bound. Light foxing to top edge.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-420.00)

The Bomber Command War Diaries – An Operational Reference Book 1939-945

‘A record of the five and a half year battle in the skies of Europe’. Slight wear to covers and creasing to spine. Sunning to spine. With black and white photographic illustrations. Clean sound copy.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-140.00)

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 Cape in the Mid-Eighteenth Century: Being the Biography of Rudolf Siegfried Allemann

Text clean, binding a little loose. Past owner’s stamp on front fep. Endpapers browned. Boards marked especially near edges. Spine and title label marked and torn with pieces missing.

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 de Havilland Mosquito

Traces the aircraft’s development in all its versions and its operational career. With over 100 photographs. Previous owner’s sticker to front free endpaper. Clean sound copy. Minor chipping to head and tail of dust jacket.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-130.00)

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)