A Bash in the Tunnel: James Joyce By the Irish

Edited by John Ryan.

A Bewitched Crossroad – An African Saga.

Orange boards with white text on spine. Two small closed tears on top of DW. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-500.00)

A Bibliography of Alfred Edward Housman

Ex-Library.

A Biochemic Primer

Homeopathic medicine at the Cape. Bookseller’s stamp 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 Camera in Quathlamba.

Photographing the Drakensberg.

Price – $48.00 (ZAR-500.00)

A Cape Country Chronicle

Clean text and crisp binding. DW has light creasing on front panel.

A Cape Country Chronicle

A Cape Country Chronicle

A Cape Country Chronicle

A Catalogue of Books Offered by The Lovedale Press

A small pamphlet catalogue of books published and sold by the Lovedale Press, the first to publish Sol Plaatjie’s Mhudi which is listed in this catalogue. Paper wraps and staple bound, the wraps are tide marked and there is some creasing throughout the leaves. A good copy.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

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 Catalogue of Valuable Africana, etc being the collection of the Late Sir Abe Bailey.

Light edge-wear with marks on spine. Small mark on rear cover and half-title page. Lower corners slightly dog-eared.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-600.00)

A Century of Cape Botanical Art

A brochure from the 1988 botanical art exhibition held at the Cape Town Civic Center, featuring short biographies of the various botanical artists with black and white example illustrations.


Price – $14.00 (ZAR-150.00)

A Century of Geological Endeavour in Southern Africa/ 1895 – 1995

“This book endeavours to highlight the individuals who have played a part in helping to unravel the vast geological history of our region as well as those who have fostered the aims and objectives of the earth sciences.”

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-320.00)

A Circumstantial Journal of the long and tedious blockade and siege of Gibraltar, from the twelfth of Septembe, 1779 to the third day of February 1783…

Containing an authentic account of the most remarkable transactions, in which the Enemy’s Motions, Works, Approaches, Firings, &c. are Particularly described.
Off-setting to the title page from the engraved frontis. Includes a map and one folding engraving. Bound in later half leather with marbled boards.

Price – $500.00 (ZAR-5500.00)

A Collector’s History of English Pottery

Price clipped. Dust jacket in very good condition.

A Collector’s History of Fans

A history of oriental and European fan making and collecting, serving as a collector’s reference. Contains 110 black and white and 16 colour illustrations.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

A Compleat History of the Late Rebellion

A contemporary account of the Jacobite rebellion and probably the first book ever written on the subject. With a 6 page dedication to the Duke of Argyle and 173 pp text.Pages 161 – 166 omitted in the pagination but text and register are continuous. Armorial bookplate of the noted British politician and ex- Governor of New South Wales, Sir Robert William Duff on the paste down fep. Full leather binding with small cataloguing slip to foot of spine. Boards are generally scuffed but in tact and good. Crack along spine/top board but board attached. Light foxing throughout. A good copy.




Price – $1450.00 (ZAR-12000.00)

A Contribution to South African Materia Medica chiefly from Plants in use among the Natives.

Early work on South African indigenous medicine. Previous owner’s details on front fep. Browning to prelims.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2900.00)

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 Decent Fellow Doesn’t Work

“Experiences of an easy-going traveller in search of pleasure, interesting people and places inside and outside Southern Africa – with a little wisdom gathered on the way.”

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-170.00)

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 Description of the Shetland Islands comprising an account of their Scenery, Antiquities and Superstitions.

Previous owner’s stamp on front free end page. Foxing to front and rear prelims as well as top and fore-edge of pages. Discolouration mark to lower gutter area of the prelims.

Price – $260.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

A Dictionary of British Marine Painters

Dust jacket has loss to spine and edges. Paperclip mark to end papers otherwise an excellent copy with black and white plates.

A Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical, and Historical, of Commerce and Commercial Navigation, Illustrated with Maps and Plans

Two volume set. Owner’s stamp on front fep and ownership label on front endpaper of both vols. Inscription in ink on front fep of vol. 1.Binding is tight and only very occasional marks on pages. Boards show general wear and water marking. Corners bumped. Spine labels of vol. 1 faded and one is partly torn off.