Don Whillans. Portrait of a Mountaineer.

“Don Whillans was in the vanguard of a tough new breed of climbers who emerged in the early 1950s.” From his diaries, the author has reconstructed his famous climbs, capturing the flavour of climbing and climbers. Inscription on ffep dated ‘….Xmas 1971.” Price – $65.00 (ZAR-750.00)


A brochure of the activities of the DORBYL group and the industries that they serve such as iron, steel and allied industry, railways and harbours, ship building and repair, mining, etc.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Dr. Underwood’s Treatise on the Diseases of Children with Directions for the Management of Infants.

Stamp on endpaper reading: Gordon Medical Library

Dreams and Dreaming

Dust jacket has minor chipping to edges and very slight browning to end papers otherwise in excellent condition.

Dreyfuss & Co Limited Catalogue

East London & Port Elizabeth. 170pp, illustrated catalogue of furniture and household goods. No date, presumably late 19th century or early 20th century.

Price – $120 (ZAR-1200)

Drie Swape Op Die Rivier

A few chips to the fore edges and spine of the dw. A remarkably good copy.


A Historical and Topographical Account of the City

East Coast Pacifics at Work

Inscription in ink on front endpaper. Chipping to top and bottom edges of dw near spine.

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Resident’s Club

A list of residents 1838 – 1937 with Rules of the Club etc. 111pp

Price – $18 (ZAR-160)

Elements of Physiology

Translated from the German by William Baly. Volumes I and II. Second edition with corrections and numerous additions. Leather spine and marbled boards with some wear to edges and loss to right hand corner. Foxing to one set of illustrations.

Elizabeth Craig’s Household Library: 1000 Household Hints: Attractive, Money-saving Hints and Wrinkles Arranged for Immediate Reference

Previous owner’s name in ink to front fep. Various black-and-white illustrations. Pages age-toned. DW shows various significant open and closed tears, chipping, soiling and losses.

Embroidery South Africa

English Blue and White Porcelain of the 18th Century

Dust jacket is quite worn, but intact. Small tear to back and also at head of spine some fraying. Good firm copy

English Brown Stoneware 1670-1900

Price clipped. Some lines under plastic of dust jacket caused by air.

English Delftware Pottery in the Robert Hall Warren Collection Ashmolean Museum Oxford

Dust jacket soiled with a large tear to head of front.

English Goldsmiths and Their Marks: a History of the Goldsmiths and Plate Workers of England, Scotland, and Ireland

With over thirteen thousand marks. Reproduced in facsimile from authentic examples of plate and tables of date-letters and other hall-marks used in the Assay offices of the United Kingdom. Text is clean and clear with some foxing to the top and fore edges. DW shows some wear, scuffing, slight chipping and several small closed tears to the back.

European and American Carpets and Rugs

Numerous black-and-white and colour illustrations and photography.

Evangelische Gezangen, Om Nevens Het Boek Der Psalmen Bij Den Openbaren Godsdienst In De Nederlandsche Hervormde Gemeenten Gebruikt Te Worden; Op Uitdrukkelijken Last Van Alle De Synoden Der Voornoemde Gemeenten.

Text and binding show extensive water damage, though text is clear throughout. Previous owner’s name (with date – 1894) inked to the front fep. Front hinge and joint is broken. Binding shows general damage and wear.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Experiments in Aerodynamics

Langley was the inventor of the various ‘aerodrones’ – manned and unmanned – but with no great success. Second edition. With graphs, tables and 9 full page and double page plates. Wear and marks to covers, edges and corners. Some browning and minor foxing to endpapers. Bookseller’s sticker to front paste down. Previous owner’s sticker to front free endpaper. Inscription on title page.

Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

Eyes, Lies and Illusions: The Art of Deception

‘Explores the art of perceptual paradox and optical wizardry from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries’. Published on the occasion of the exhibition in 2005. Complete with inserts. Numerous illustrations. As new.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1100.00)

Facts connected with the stopping of the SOUTH AFRICAN COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER

This book contains a Facsimile Reproduction of the Original Handbill and it’s first Postscrip together with a Transcription of the Subsequent Postscripts. 510 copies of this book have been published under the direction of  F. J.  Wagener, this is no 419.  Front board slightly marked.

Famous Diamonds

Dust jacket in good condition. Very slight foxing to endpapers. Good firm copy. With forward by Harry Oppenheimer.

Farming Opportunities in the Union of South Africa

Black and white photographs inside. Binding loose and torn from the spine. Library stamps in fep. Library stickers in back-end-papers.

Faults and Dykes – A Geological Study of the Witwatersrand

With diagrams and fold out maps. 298 pp. Wear to spine and edges. Corners bumped. Ink blot marks on front cover. Previous owner’s inscription on front free end paper. Small bookseller’s sticker on title page. Otherwise pages clean and binding sound.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Florida Archaeology, Number 4, Gold Coins of the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet: A Numismatic Study of the State of Florida Collection

Includes an appendix by Frances Keith. Small closed tear on bottom of dw.