Observations, Anecdotes and Characters of Books and Men

Some of head of spine missing, scuffing to spine and corners. Front cover loose.

Old England: A Pictorial Museum of Regal, Ecclesiastical, Baronial, Municipal and Popular Antiquities. Vol 1 and 2

A good reading copy. Ghosting to pages. Tide marks to frontispiece and the odd page. Previous owner’s details on front fep dated (1870 and 1890). Faded red tint to page edges. Light scattered foxing mainly in Vol 2.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Old England’s Worthies: A Gallery of Portraits from Authentic Copies of the Most Eminent Statesmen, Lawyers, Warriors, Men of Letters and Science, and Artists of Our Country. Accompanied by Full and Original Biographies, with Illustrative Woodcuts and Twelve Splendid Illuminated Engravings.

Both boards loose. Some light foxing, mostly to the plates. Half leather over cloth covered boards

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Ontwerp Van Eene Grondwet Voor De Vereenigde Nederlanden

Original copy of the Draft of a Constitution for the United Netherlands. Letterpress, 50 pages, 22.5cm x 13cm. Ex-library, with library’s bookplate and canceled stamp to the verso of the title page, and canceled stamp to the margin of one other page only. The loose sheets of this work have been stapled into a later brown card folder. Please contact seller for more info and scans.

Op My Familiespoor

Text: Afrikaans. Inscription by the author dated 1973. The author also wrote “Die Bloudam is hul Oesland”. This volume describes the search for his family ancestors who came from Scotland to the Standford/Hermanus area. Published Circa 1969.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Op My Familiespoor

Text: Afrikaans. Inscription by the author dated 1973. The author also wrote “Die Bloudam is hul Oesland”. This volume describes the search for his family ancestors who came from Scotland to the Standford/Hermanus area. Published Circa 1969.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Orange Free State Postal and Other Markings 1868-1910 – An Original Study

Limited and signed edition of this booklet on OFS postal markings between 1868 & 1910. This is No.1 of 125 copies and signed on the limitation page. Bound in orange cloth boards with black lettering and device to front board. Edges are browned, otherwise a Very Good ++ copy.

Price – $78.00 (ZAR-850.00)

Oriental Rugs and Carpets

Dust jacket is in poor condition with bottom section of spine missing and tape stains from where it had once been mended. Tears and folding all round

Our First Half Century 1910-1960

Publication to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Union of South Africa. Bound in vinyl covered boards with gilt lettering. Endpaper maps showing population & industry figures. Edges lightly browned and endpapers foxed. Previous owner’s bookplate & library stamp to f.f.e.p. Colour frontis and extensive b/w illustrations throughout.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Our Namibia

A new look at the history of Namibia in anticipation of independence. “Dedicated to those Namibians who have lost their lives in the struggle against German colonisation…”

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Palais National de Malmaison

Contains a short history of the palace and 25 colour photogravure illustrations. Text in English and French. Preface by Fernand Sabatte. Slight wear to covers. Browning to the few text pages. Otherwise clean and sound.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Pall Mall Catalogue

Catalogue from Hamptons and sons in Pall Mall East, London. Some repairs,section clipped out of page three, of registared grates.Illustrated with photographs and coloured etching.

Penthouse Vol. 1 No. 1

First ever UK edition of Penthouse magazine, published simultaneously in the USA and the UK. Paper wraps, mostly very good with some rubbing to front wrap, creasing to back wrap and some leaves. Staple bound and wraps slightly loosed.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Physiognomik

German text on physiognomy, illustrated with b/w plates to the rear. Card wraps with titles to front board and spine, which is worn along the edges. Leaf edges rough cut, some leaves unopened. Endpapers browned and leaves generally age toned. With D/W, good +, some fraying and minor chips to the edges.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Pioneer’s Path – Story of a career on the Witwatersrand

250pp, some black and white plates. End pages browned. Good condition.




Price – $18.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Plans for a Polar Camp

9 Large, fold out architectural drawings mapping out the plans for a polar camp. Plans numbered 4, 5, 6 & 7 – duplication of plans number 5(4x) 6(2x) 7(2x). All very good.





Price – $50.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Plant Hunting in China

A History of Botanical Exploration in China and the Tibetan Marches.

A History of Botanical Exploration in China and the Tibetan Marches.

Poltergeists of the South.

Poltergeist phenomena amongst the Malay Community in South Africa. Some discolouration on top edges of papers. Red cloth boards with some light shelf wear. Some chipping and scuffing to DW.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Postage Stamps: Republic of China 1994

Postage stamp album, with full colour illustrations throughout, including a selection of stamps.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Potters of Southern Africa

This book covers the work and backgrounds of 15 artists and craftsmen as well as 3 arts and crafts centres with more than 300 photographs in colour and black and white.





Price – $45.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Primae Lineae Theologice Christianae

A manuscript copy on the same paper used by James McNiell Whistler – baring the watermark of Dutch papermaking family ‘De Blaauws’, who began making paper in 1621. Bound in half leather over marbled paper boards. VG overall, with some soiling to leaves and select marginalia.


Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2200.00)

Pugin’s True Principles of Pointed Architecture and Revival of Christian Architecture.

Set forth as two lectures delivered at St. Marie’s, Oscott by the author who was professor of ecclesiastical antiquities at the college.






Price – $164.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

Quilts of Provence. The Art and Craft of French Quiltmaking.

The author chronicles the long history of Provencal needlework, reveals the intriguing politics surrounding French textiles. Included is a section for creating these artful quilted pieces

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Raadgeeving voor de Gezondheid van den Gemeenen Man Landlieden…’

Language: Dutch. Translated: ‘Counsel for the Health of the Common Man of Landlieden…’.

Price – $540.00 (ZAR-3800.00)

Rasse und Rassenentstehung beim Menschen

Volume on scientific racialism, by renowned Nazi professor of eugenics, medicine and anthropology, Eugen Fischer, who notably carried out unethical medical experiments on the native inhabitants of Namibia, children of French-African soldiers, and Jews and was a major influence on Hitler.
Bound in original green paper wraps, with chips and tears to edges, and sunning to spine. Leaves are age toned and lightly foxed. Some marginalia in pencil. Fair overall, leaves and wrappers are brittle.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-600.00)