South African Bibliography

A survey of bibliographies and bibliographical work. Compiled by the author of the Guide to South African Reference Books, this work is an essential companion to the Guide.


Price – $32.00 (ZAR-300.00)

South African Genealogies Vol. I A-C

A record of old South African family names up to at least 1930. Vol. I A-C

Price – $73.00 (ZAR-700.00)

Souvenir of Exhibition of Johannesburg Artists.

English/Afrikaans text. Celebration of the diamond jubilee of the Johannesburg Art Gallery.


Price – $85.00 (ZAR-850.00)

Spons’ Workshop Receipts for Manufacturers and Scientific Amateurs. Vol 1. Acetylene Lighting to Drying.

Set of 5 books (1930 – 1936). Complete. New and thoroughly revised edition. Browning to free end pages. Mark on fep extending to page 7. Bookseller’s label on paste-down which has imprinted on fep.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-550.00)

St Bartholomew’s Eve

“A tale of the Huguenot Wars … with twelve illustrations and a map of France” 384pp
Blackie and Son published edifying historical tales for young people.




Price – $28.00 (ZAR-290.00)

Südwestafrika; wirtschaftlicher Ratgeber und allgemeine Anleitung, besonders für Auswanderungslustige

South West Africa; Economic advice and general guidance, especially for those who are emigrating. With multiple illustrations – lacking map to rear. Text in
German.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Svensk Adelskalender 1899

A comprehensive directory of Swedish nobility which was published between 1898–1905. Sunning and edge-wear to spine. Corners bumped. Some discolouration to the boards.

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Taunt’s Map of The River Thames, from Lechlade to London

“The maps reduced from the large illustrated edition, and combined with a guide, giving every information required by the tourist, the oarsman, and the angler.” Bound in green cloth covered boards with gilt titles to front board. Cloth is scuffed and loosening from boards. Some leaves loosed from binding, binding shaken. Fair overall.


Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

The Aliyah Book: Hundred Years and More of Immigration and Absorption

Pictorial account of Jewish settlement in Palestine. Pictorial paper boards. Library label, chips and tape repairs to spine. Ex library copy, with label to front paste down and stamps to free endpaper and copyright page. Ink inscription to title page. Binding loose. Text in Hebrew. Numerous b/w and colour illustrations.

Price – $130.00 (ZAR-1400.00)

The Antiquities of London

With 55 plates

With 55 plates

The Archer Boy – Musical Score

A collection of music scores from 1800s bound in marbled boards. Handwritten list of contents on the front fep. Long split to the hinge of the front board. Top of spine and headband fragile. Tide mark to the score sheet, ‘The Soldier’s Tear’.

Price – $110.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

The Arts in South Africa

A type of “Who’s Who” of the art world, from actors to teachers, from artists to musicians.




Price – $170.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

The Bechuanalands: A Brief History of the Countries and their Postal Services to 1895

Signed and numbered subscriber’s edition (63/200) bound in blue cloth covered boards, with gilt titles to top board and spine. Illustrated throughout in b/w. Boards lightly rubbed, browning to endpapers and shelfwear to board edges, else a VG copy.


Price – $100.00 (ZAR-1000.00)

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 Cabinet Album of Edinburgh.

Red boards marked with fraying to the spine. Condition poor overall but the photographs of architecture are still very good. Leaves are loose from hinge. Includes a Newhaven fishwife and a Highland piper.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-160.00)

The Cairngorm Mountains

Green buckram boards with gilt decoration. Slight lean to the spine. Previous owner’s name to the verso of the fep.

Price – $85.00 (ZAR-950.00)

The Dionne Quintuplets Growing Up.

Exclusive pictures of the quintuplets by NEA Service, Ontario. 5 baby daughters born in May 1934.

Price – $11.00 (ZAR-150.00)

The Draper’s Dictionary. A Manual of Textile Fabrics: Their History and Applications.

Previous owners names on paste-down (pasted label) and free end page. Tide-mark and some light cockling to front end papers. Scattered foxing. A square mark on the preface page. Edge-wear to boards with bumped corners and some abrasions and marks. Fraying to the spine edges. No published date.

Price – $220.00 (ZAR-2500.00)

The Dream Song of Olaf Åsteson. One of 10 hand coloured copies signed by the artist. From an edition of 140 copies.

A fragment of a Norwegian folk epic c.400 A.D translated by Pauline Wehrle. This hauntingly powerful text played an important role in lectures given by Dr Rudolf Steiner.

It uses rich symbolism to depict a spiritual leader’s journey of initiation and, as such, provided a perfect stimulus and challenge for the woodcuts of Maryclare Foa. Her immediate and intuitive technique seems to lay bare the very core of the subject for each of the thirty-six blocks which use, as do the verses of the poem, a childlike directness to treat of matters too spiritually deep for the words and images of everyday life.

The massive and eternal quality of text and image has been matched by the amazing binding devised and executed for the whole edition by Habib Dingle. Already renowned for his unique wooden bindings, he has here tackled the problems of quantity. The wood comes from Victorian pitch-pine beams, reclaimed, shaped and polished and incorporated with rawhide, with blind tooling, to form the book’s case. (www.oldstilepress.com)
Printed on 200gsm velin arches paper.
Number 3 of 10 with hand coloured woodcuts, signed by the artist.

Price – $396.00 (ZAR-5000.00)

The Eiger.

Sunning to bottom edges of boards. Foxing to front and rear paste-downs and on pages 70 -72. Foxing to black and white photographs. Tide marks and foxing to verso of dust jacket.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-160.00)

The English Factories in India, 4 Vols.

4 volumes of the scarce 13volume set, each volume deals with a short period of history. vol1, 1618-1621. Vol2, 1622-1623, vol3, 1646-1650 and vol4, 1646-1650. The volumes were published from 1906 to 1914. Eash volume is ex-library. With stamps etc on the front fep’s and on pg.9 of each. The author’s name and a catalogue code has been written on the spine of each volume. Internally the books are near fine. The boards have some minor edge wear and some spotting to the spines. The 4vols. are quite heavy and will thus incurr extra postage. Please contact the seller for a quote and any questions.

The Fabulous Phonograph: The Story of the Gramophone from Tin Foil to High Fidelity

‘With 16 pages of half-tone illustrations’. Ink inscription to the front paste down. Previous book dealer’s label to the bottom of front paste down. Text is clear, with mild foxing throughout.

The Farmer at War

A record of the farmer’s fight with terror in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.





Price – $45.00 (ZAR-450.00)

The General Dispensatory

“Containing a translation of the pharmacoeias of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh together with that of the Royal Hospital of Edinburgh from the last edition to which are added the doses, vitues, and uses of the simples as well as compounds and which cases they are attended with danger”



Price – $550.00 (ZAR-3800.00)

The Gentle Giants: The Story of Draft Horses

A concise description of the various breeds of draft horses. Includes black and white photographs.



Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)