A Narrative of the Eighth Frontier War of 1851 – 1853 by Mr Isaiah Staples.

“An absorbing account of Mr Staples’ experiences in the Frontier War.” Inscription from the State Library (1979) on the front free end page. Reprint No. 62.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-400.00)

A Narrative of the Voyages Round the World Performed by Captain James Cook.

Includes an account of his life during the previous and intervening periods. 12 illustrations reproduced by exact facsimile from drawings made during the voyages. Gilt decoration to spine and edges. Gilt device on front board border. Marbelled end papers and page edges. Tide mark to lower edge of rear board and prelims. Prize-giving label dated 1883 pasted on second free end page.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

A Naturalist Remembers

Binding is good with clear and neat text, with and a dated (1964) ink inscription on fep.

A Nobody In Mashonaland or The Trials and Adventures of A Tenderfoot.

Now a region in a Northern Zimbabwe, this author tells the tale of his experiences in Mashonaland and explains in a humorous fashion what it was like to be white and unused to the harsh terrain.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-180.00)

A Photographic Guide to the Wildflowers of South Africa

Colour photographs with descriptions and distribution maps. Previous owner’s stamp.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-240.00)

A Photographic Postcard of a Steam Train – Mombasa.

Titled “A Narrow Squeak”. Photographer W.A. Young. The stamp has been removed. The remains of the Mombasa postmark are visible, with the date 1903.


Price – $22.00 (ZAR-280.00)

A Photographic Postcard Showing Luderitz.

Inscribed to the front and back. With the Luderitzbach postmark and stamp of 1906.


Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

A Pokot (Suk) Spear and Shield

The Pokot hail from North Western Kenya, near the Ugandan border. Both items are pre 1930’s and were certainly in use prior to that. The throwing spear is made from mined, non-industrial metal and is complete with the sinew sheath, indicating a highly sharpened blade. Spears of this kind were also used for sacrificial purposes (killing an ox). Only elders were allowed to participate in this ritual killing. The matching shield is made from Rhinoceros or Giraffe hide. Both items have been professionally maintained in museum quality condition.

Price – $700.00 (ZAR-6500.00)

A Prospect of the Sea and Other Stories of Prose and Writing

Crease to the fep. Otherwise a near perfect copy. Paper tape reinforcing to the top and bottom edges of the jacket.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-400.00)

A Provisional Map of N.W, Rhodesia

Fold out map. Edward Stanford, Geographer to the King blind-stamped on bottom right hand corner. c.1908.

Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

A Record – Plumtree School 1902 – 1945

A history of Plumtree School, Southern Rhodesia.




Price – $23.00 (ZAR-230.00)

A Revision of the Genus Haemanthus L (Amaryllidaceae)

Journal of South African Botany. Supplementary Volume No. 12. Red boards with gilt lettering in very good condition. Includes 23 colour plates, 9 b/w illustrations and 23 distribution maps. Previous owner’s name in red ink on fep. Minor foxing to page edges and last few free end pages. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-900.00)

A Round of Golf Courses. A Selection of the Best Eighteen.

Forward by Bernard Darwin. Fep missing. Spine corners bumped and discoloured. DW has some loss to spine, chipping, discolouration and is price-clipped. Contents clean.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-280.00)

A Rudimentary Treatise on the Manufacture of Bricks and Tiles; Containing an Outline of the Principles of Brickmaking, and Detailed Accounts of the Various Processes Employed in the Making of Bricks and Tiles in Different Parts of England

Original embossed red card wraps with a new spine. Scarce first edition in two parts.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-950.00)

A Select Bibliography of Medical Biography

A selective bibliographic listing of 19th & 20th century medical biographies.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-120.00)

A Selection of Eastern Cape Art

Signed by Helena Theron. Personal inscription to previous owner on title page dated 11.5.95. Featuring 70 artists active in the Eastern Cape at the time.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-240.00)

A Selection of Traditional Chinese Paintings

Colour illustrations to every page with. With a short foreword and descriptions in English.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-950.00)

A short history of Grahamstown

By the senior history master at Kingswood, a 34 page booklet bound in soft blue card. Possibly published circa 1952, there is also an edition with a red cloth cover.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

A Soldier in South Africa. The Experiences of Eustace Abadie 1899 to 1902. Brenthurst Second Series 6.

Leiutenant Eustace Abadie’s account of the conflict, the country and the people he encountered is frank, critical and perceptive, seen through the eyes of an observant young cavalryman.

Price – $48.00 (ZAR-700.00)

A Soldier in South Africa. The Experiences of Eustace Abadie 1899 to 1902. Brenthurst Second Series 6.

Standard edition of 850 copies bound in cloth. Lieutenant Eustace Abadie’s account of the conflict, the country and the people he encountered is frank, critical and perceptive, seen through the eyes of an observant young cavalryman.

Price – $48.00 (ZAR-700.00)

A Starchamber Quiry: a James Joyce Centennial Volume 1882-1982

In very good condition. Edited by E.L. Epstein

A String of copper and brass beads from Kenya

Each bead measures approximately 3mm in diameter. Strung on plant fibre, the string is approximately 10 meters long. Acquired in Kenya in the 1960’s by the previous owner.


Price – $200.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

A Study of George Orwell. The Man and His Works.

A very good, clean copy. Previous bookseller’s label to the front pastedown.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

A System of Geography Vol 4

Volume 4 only, includes among others, discussions of Asia, Russai, Turkey, Hindostan, Persia and Mallaca. No folding maps.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

A Tapestry of Lives. Cape Women of the 17th Century.

‘From the original Khoekhoe and Bushman (San) women, the wives of the bourgeois Dutch Governors, the slave women, peasant farmers’ wives, inn-keepers and prostitutes. A fascinating contribution to popular South African history of the largely unexplored life and times of women living at the Cape during the 17th century.’

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-150.00)