20th Century Design – The Definitive Illustrated Sourcebook.

Includes chapters on various movements, eg. Modernism, Craft, Art Deco, Mid-century, Postmodernism to Contemporary. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-180.00)

23 Jahre Sturm und Sonneschein in Sudafrika

Autobiographical account of the author’s time in South Africa, where he formed a Boer Commando and was wounded in the battle of Elandslaagte in the Anglo-Boer war. Illustrated throughout in b/w. Includes fold out maps. Text in German set in Gothic script.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-900.00)

25 Legal Luminaries from “Vanity Fair”

25 full size, colour reproductions with descriptive text.

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-150.00)

3 Albumen Prints from the Anglo-Boer War

An album page containing 2 photographs taken at the Refugee Camp at De Jagersdrift. ‘…a depressing little camp guarding the main crossing point of the Buffalo River astride the Natal-Transvaal Frontier.’ (Packenham). The third image is of an unidentified man (possibly Buller) arriving at a train station with a number of children in attendance.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-800.00)

300 Years Van Riebeek Festival

In English, Afrikaans, French and Dutch. Many illustrations, 60pp, and then 80pp pages of advertisements at the end.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-140.00)

50 x 60 – Toto Frima

Artistic nude photographs. Text in Dutch. Clean sound copy. Dust jacket has repair to top edge.

Price – $24.00 (ZAR-200.00)

50 Years Michaelis School of Fine Art

Catalogue of exhibition held in 1970s to commemorate 50th anniversary of Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. Back cover scuffed.

6th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration Catalogue – 8 April to 31 July 1988

Black and white illustrations. Minor wear and tear to the pictorial covers. Book plate sticker to front cover.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

A Bash in the Tunnel: James Joyce By the Irish

Edited by John Ryan.

A Beginner’s Guide to South African Shells

Binding shaken, but intact.

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 African Art (Africana Bibliography Series B.)

Text is clean and clear. Boards show little wear. DW slightly age toned with some wear, especially along the edges.

A Bibliography of Alfred Edward Housman

Ex-Library.

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 Burnt-Out Case

Dust jacket has some wear and chipping to edges. Previous owner’s inscription to free end paper. Set in a leper colony in the Congo.

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 Clear Description of the Cape Of Good Hope.

Facsimile of the text compiled by Jodocus Hondius and published by him at Amsterdam in 1652. Describes the adjacent coast in the director of Angola and also the characteristics of the elements, minerals, plants and animals, the nature of the people, their customs, morals and government. Parallel text in Dutch/English. English translation by L C van Oordt and introduction and notes by Prof. P Serton. Introduction in Afrikaans as well. Includes 3 plates and one map. Map has some edge-wear on the left hand side.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-250.00)