Africana Repository

Notes for a series of lectures given to the Hillbrow study centre from March to May 1964. Illustrated in b/w throughout. Orange cloth covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Previous owner;s stamp and ink scrawl to f.f.e.p. Some tape repairs to verso of DW. Leaves are age tones, otherwise a very good copy.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)


“A glossary of South African words and phrases and of place and other names” – “Presentation copy” blind stamped to head of title page, signature of G.H Wilson to f.f.e.p. & multiple penciled-in suggestions throughout the text, likely made by Wilson, who was editor of the Cape Times until 1944. Green cloth covered boards with gilt titles to spine and titles tooled to front board. Edges browned and foxed, with foxing especially to early and latter leaves. Slight tear to pub ads in prelims. Good overall.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-750.00)


“A glossary of South African Colloquial Words and Phrases and of Place and other Names.” 579pp

Price – $65 (ZAR-850)

Afrikaners in die Goudstad.

Vol 1. Minor shelfwear to spine edges. Pictorial endpapers. Laminated pictorial DW with two closed tears to top edge. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-260.00)

Aggrey of Africa

“A Study in Black and White”. The life and travels of Aggrey, a teacher, an interpreter on Scott’s expedition to Ashanti, a professor in the USA amongst other things.
Ink inscription on front free endpaper from Healdtown.

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Airship Pilot No. 28.

Inscribed by the author to his sister. Foreword by Lord Ventry. Trained with the Royal Navy in 1915 the author spent long hours on escort duty flying the Submarine Searcher class, or blimps as they were called, over the the slow convoys in the Atlantic. He maintained this unflagging interest in airships and in 1973 was granted honorary life membership of the Lighter-than-air Society of America.

Price – $42.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Albert Schweitzer – The Man and His Mind

Albert Schweitzer - The Man and His Mind

Albert Schweitzer - The Man and His Mind

Signed and inscribed photograph

Signed and inscribed photograph

Albrecht Durer

Very well illustrated. Text in German.


Scrapbook album with titled photographs and miscellaneous images. Half leather over marbled paper front board and full leather back board, both detached Leather spine with raised bands, AEG. With brass lock attached to rear board.

Price – $85.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Album – South African Souvenir.

Photographs printed in ‘photoplatino’ bound in morocco roan padded albums. Scenes of South Africa from Cape Town, up the east coast to Beira then inland to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), etc. Photographs are protected by a flimsy. Marbled feps and paste-downs.

Price – $370.00 (ZAR-3800.00)

Album de la Mission Romande – Mission Des Eglises Libres de la Suisse Romande

On the 9th of July 1875, two young missionaries, Creux and Berthoud, founded the Swiss mission station of Valdezia in the Northern Transvaal, with their field of action being a hard living and constantly tested society. The Swiss mission was famous for its high quality hospitals and schools. The Principal task was Evangelisation, however they strongly believed in the power of education as a tool to improve living conditions, with schools offering agricultural and industrial syllabi. Strong efforts to foster good race relations were made by the church, as well as a focus on cordial ties with other christian sects.

This book, written in French, includes 32 plates and 1 map.

Price – $350.00 (ZAR-4000.00)

Album Historico Fotografico Constituciones De Cuba 1868-1901-1940

Historico Fotografico Constituciones De Cuba 1868-1901-1940

Album von Lubeck. 30 Ansichten nach Naturausnahmen in Photographiedruck.

Thirty cold plate, black and white photographic reproductions. Wear to the binding. Published c. 1900.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Album: Picturesque Ashburton “County Town”.

Situated on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Black and white photographs of architecture, social activities and public spaces.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Album: Souvenir of Cape Town.

Souvenir booklet of colour lithographic photographs circa 1915, depicting scenes of the old promenade pier, architecture in Adderley and Strand streets, South African library, Railway Station, scenic coastal road and others. Price – $34.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Album: Views of South Africa.

Photographs of the major cities and towns in South Africa including Bulawayo. One page missing between Buffalo and Umgeni Rivers.

Price – $23.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Album: Africa Occidental. A Photographic and Descriptive Album by C Moraes.

Text: Portuguese. Part 3 of a 4 volume series. A rare anthropological photographic album of Portuguese-speaking West Africa featuring the Angolan landscape and inhabitants from the towns of Novo Redondo (now called Sumbe); Benguella and the Rio Quicombo river area. Photographs protected by tissue-guards.

Price – $300.00 (ZAR-3200.00)

Album: South Africa. Cape Town, Simon’s Town, Port Elizabeth, Kimberley and South African Gold Fields.

Small album with fold-out photographs. Reinforcement repairs to folds and one tear. Some abrasions to photographs. Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

Album: Wellington. The Empire City. Illustrated 42 views.

Black and white photographs featuring scenes of architecture, harbour and ships, nature and social activities.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-700.00)

Album: Wonderland of the Hot Lakes District, New Zealand. 42 views.

Black and white photographs of the area with scenes of nature, architecture, social activities and people.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Albumen Print: 4 Horses and Cart

3 Corners of the mount are clipped along with two corners of the photograph. Faded inscription to the bottom left and a date to the lower right corner. Verso is browned and chipped and bears photographer’s stamp. A team of four horses draws a cart with two individuals seated, one holding a whip.

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Albumen Print: Ile de Phylae

Some creases, fading and a small chip along the edges. Some fox marks to the top and verso. This photograph shows the temple complex at Philae with paddle boats visible on the Nile in the background.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Albumen Print: The Montagu Hotel

Print mounted on card to fashion a post card – addressed to a recipient in Stellenbosch and containing two halfpenny stamps and a cancellation from Monatgu post office. Card is foxed, especially to verso. Small chip missing from bottom edge of photograph and photograph lightly faded. 11 Figures on the veranda of the Montagu hotel. At the top of the steps a man with a small, white dog and on the second step, a leopard.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Algeria and Tunis in 1845. Volume 1 & 2

An account of a journey made through the two regencies by Viscount Fielding and Captain Kennedy. In half leather over green cloth. With 2 engraved frontispieces. Some rubbing to the leather and boards of both vols. Two small cataloguing labels to foot of each spine. Funchal English Rooms bookplate to front paste downs and rubber stamp to title pages. Frontis of vol. 2 present, but loosed. Leaves with scattered foxing and browning. VG copies overall.

Price – $230.00 (ZAR-2500.00)

All About Baby. (Baby book)

Kathleen Ainslie’s baby book for her daughter, Margaret and later her son, John Dickson Parker. Kathleen Ainslie was active in the years 1900-1911. She is best-known for her series of children’s books based on jointed Dutch peg dolls which were popular during the 19th and early-20th centuries.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-950.00)