‘Sharps and Flats’. A Complete Revelation of the Secrets of Cheating at Games of Chance and Skill.

Topics covered: Common sharpers and their tricks; Reflectors; Game of Faro; Dice; High Ball Poker, etc. Sunning with marks to spine and a few abrasions to front cover.

Price – $110.00 (ZAR-750.00)

100 000 Years of Beauty.

A set of 5 volumes exploring the meaning of beauty from prehistory, antiquity through to the future.

Price – $250.00 (ZAR-2800.00)

A Biochemic Primer

Homeopathic medicine at the Cape. Bookseller’s stamp ‘J H Sturck & Co’ and a small mark in the gutter area on front free end paper. Light scattered foxing. Remnant of a pink page that was torn out as well as some markings in the gutter area at the rear.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

A book of hand written poetry

156 pages of neatly written poetry. Label to the front paste down states: James Taylor, West Boglon, Auchinblae. 1st January 1885. It appears to be a re-written collection of 19th century Scottish poetry. Some grubbiness to the pages and insect damage to the binding.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-600.00)

A Cape Country Chronicle

A Cape Country Chronicle

A Cape Country Chronicle

A Catalogue of the H. Winnett Orr Historical Collection and Other Rare Books in the Library of the American College of Surgeons

Bound in red cloth with gilt device to front board and gilt lettering to spine. With b/w frontis and b/w plates. Occasional foxing, especially to the prelims. Scratch marks to front and back boards. Overall a VG copy.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-200.00)

A Critical Study of the Various Dates Assigned to the Birth of Christopher Columbus the Real Date 1451, with a Bibliography of the Question

Green cloth boards with guilt to the spine and front board. Presentation plate of Henry Vignaud tipped into fep. Dec. 8 1903 Jas. Filzmausier-Kelly with the compliments of. JFK’s bookplate on paste down fep. Newspaper article from 1955 about Columbus tipped in. Previous owner’s ex-libris stamp on the half title and the last pg. Pages have been unevenly cut. Contact bookseller for photographs. Price – 190$

A Description of a Set of Prints of Roman History contained in a set of Easy Lessons. 2 small volumes.

Sewed in Marble Paper for the pocket. Previous owner’s name and date (1789) on title page. Ghosting to some pages.

Price – $140.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

A Description of England and Wales Containing a Particular Account of Each County.

10 Volumes. Vol 1, 2nd edition – published 1775. Vol 2 – 10, all 1st editions – published 1769. Complete. Embellished with 240 copper plate cuts of palaces, castles, ruins of Roman and Saxon buildings and of abbeys, monasteries and other religious houses. Price – $170.00 (ZAR-1900.00)

A Fundamental Art, The Rug

Shelf wear to top and bottom of spine. Will incur extra postage. Text in French and English.

A Glossary of the Provincialisms in Use in the County of Sussex

Fishmothing to cover. Sunned spine. Some foxing.

A History of Dancing from the Earliest Ages to Our Own Times

Recased. Faded cover. Plenty of beautiful illustrations throughout. Large water (?) stain at tail of half-title page through to frontispiece

A History of Oak Furniture

Bumped corners. Minor foxing throughout

A Mathematician’s Apology

“A personal account by a mathematician of distinction of what mathematics has meant to him as a man.” Previous owners names on front free end page.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-300.00)

A Pokot (Suk) Spear and Shield

The Pokot hail from North Western Kenya, near the Ugandan border. Both items are pre 1930’s and were certainly in use prior to that. The throwing spear is made from mined, non-industrial metal and is complete with the sinew sheath, indicating a highly sharpened blade. Spears of this kind were also used for sacrificial purposes (killing an ox). Only elders were allowed to participate in this ritual killing. The matching shield is made from Rhinoceros or Giraffe hide. Both items have been professionally maintained in museum quality condition.

Price – $700.00 (ZAR-6500.00)

A Record – Plumtree School 1902 – 1945

A history of Plumtree School, Southern Rhodesia.

Price – $23.00 (ZAR-230.00)

A Select Bibliography of Medical Biography

A selective bibliographic listing of 19th & 20th century medical biographies.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-120.00)

A String of copper and brass beads from Kenya

Each bead measures approximately 3mm in diameter. Strung on plant fibre, the string is approximately 10 meters long. Acquired in Kenya in the 1960’s by the previous owner.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

A Tardiness in Nature and Other Papers

Bookplate of noted botanist, Harry Bolus, pasted to the front endpapers. Pages uncut. Some light foxing seen in various parts of the text. Leaves show darkening due to age. Boards are slightly worn, especially the spine area, which is also slightly sunned.

A Textbook of Surveying and Levelling

With 7 plates and 283 diagrams plus supplement on photographic surveying. Some wear to edges of covers. Light foxing to endpapers. Previous owner’s inscription to front free endpaper. Some marks to top edge of pages.

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-230.00)

Acadian Geology. The Geological Structure, Organic Remains and Mineral Resources of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

A good copy with some browning throughout. Folding map to pocket at the rear.

Price – $110.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Actors of the Century, A Play-Lover’s Gleanings from Theatrical Annals

Some foxing to pages. Page edges are untrimmed.

African Art: The World Bank Collection

A descriptive catalogue of the World Bank’s considerable collection of African art.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-180.00)

African Arts

100th Issue. A quarterly journal devoted to the plastic and graphic arts of Africa.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-120.00)


Scrapbook album with titled photographs and miscellaneous images. Half leather over marbled paper front board and full leather back board, both detached Leather spine with raised bands, AEG. With brass lock attached to rear board.

Price – $85.00 (ZAR-900.00)