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. (
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 Eastern Key

Classic Arabic text translated into English with parallel facsimile of the original, first published in 1204 A.D. Bound in red cloth covered boards with tolled device to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Dust jacket good with some chips and tears along the edges and soling to recto. A very good copy.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

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)

The Great Days

First edition. Blue paper boards with gilt lettering to spine, illustrated in b/w. Overall a VG copy with very light, scattered foxing. DW not price clipped with small amount of edge wear. Top and fore edges lightly spotted.

Price – $110.00 (ZAR-1100.00)

The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments. Translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by His Majesty’s special command.

King James Version. A Freemason’s bible (Masonic edition). Illustrated. Signed by members from all over the world. Comes with protective box.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-180.00)

The Hong Kong Album : A Selection of the Museum’s Historical Photographs

Parallel English and Chinese text. Black and white photographs throughout. Cover shows some scuffing with slight dog-ears and one bent corner.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-150.00)

The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism.

Previous owner’s details on ffep. Gilding to top edge. Lower page edges untrimmed. Some discolouration to lower spine area with small light stain to rear board. Pages firmly bound. Price – $10.00 (ZAR-130.00)

The International Review of Missions. The Forced Labour Convention of 1930. Vol. XIX. No. 76. October 1930.

Price – $17.00 (ZAR-170.00)

The Journal of the Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa

Volume XIX, July 1918 to June 1919. With diagrams and fold out charts. Includes an article on the ancient tin mines of the Transvaal. Minor markings on covers. Slight wear to head and tail of spine. Spine sunned. Shadowing to both free endpapers. Previous owner’s inscription on front free endpaper. Otherwise clean and sound.

Price – $62.00 (ZAR-500.00)

The Kuruman Mission

English/Afrikaans text. Includes a typed letter from the author on a London Missionary Society letterhead requesting donations from individuals for the restoration and maintenance of the buildings. Circa 1950s.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-160.00)

The Lady of Latham

Being the life and original letters of Charlotte de la Tremoille, Countess of Derby. With portrait.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-450.00)

The Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie

Eight books on ecclesiastical polity. The first 4 dated 1617; title page and dedication for book 5 dated 1622, plus sermons dated 1622 & 1631. Rebound early 20th C, with leather from original boards preserved and a new leather spine and fore edges have been employed. New end papers. Text block may have been trimmed. Contains 10-20 pages of text underlined in red pencil as marginalia, and engravings throughout. Leaves are foxed and browned. Text block neat and binding neat and tight. Good – VG.

Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

The Laws and Principles of Whist Stated and Explained and its Practice illustrated on an Original System By Means of Hands Played Completely Through

Pages are age toned with illustrations throughout. Previous owner’s name with date inked to title page.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-180.00)

The Log of the Tantallon Castle

Guilt to front board, spine and page edges bright. Minor shelf wear to boards. Some foxing to the prelims. Tissue gard to the frontis. 193pp + index. This is a well made book and is solidly bound.

The Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Directory of South Africa, 1926/7.

Some wear to the boards, binding tight and all text clean and clear.

The Migration and Conservation of Salmon

A scientific report on the biology of salmon.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-160.00)

The Mining Year-Book 1905

Containing directories of directors, mining engineers and metallurgists and a glossary of mining terms. 1387 pp. Good clean sound copy. Slight wear to spine and corners. Minor foxing to endpapers and edges.

Price – $240.00 (ZAR-1800.00)