Original Albumen print of the Grand Hotel, Pretoria

One chip and one closed tear to the mount board. Two indentations to the image but the surface is undamaged. Photograph take c. 1895

Price – $68.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Paris et Environs

Large album of 26 albumen prints on card leaves with printed titles. Images of Paris and surrounds, circa 1880. Water damage to the back board effecting the last 3 photographs and the back board. Cloth lining is almost totally gone.

Price – $250.00 (ZAR-2800.00)

Paris et ses Environs

50 original albumen prints of Paris and surrounds. On thick card pages with printed titles. Occasional spotting but all images bright and clear. Gilt edges all round, in a handsome blue and red leather binding. Published c. 1890

Price – $450.00 (ZAR-5000.00)

Paul Klee – Pedagogical Sketchbook

“Pedagogical Sketchbook is the abstract of Paul Klee’s inductive vision. An intuitive art investigation of dynamic principles in visual arts. Klee takes his students on an ‘adventure in seeing’ and guiding them step-by-step through a challenging conceptual framework. Objects are rendered in a complex relation to physical and intellectual space concepts. It is an exercise in modern art thinking. The four main approaches in this slim volume are: Line and Structure; Dimension and Balance; Gravitational Curve and Kinetic and Chromatic Energy.” This volume formed a primer for his students at the Bauhaus.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Photograms of the year 1957

The Annual Review of the world&#8217s photographic art. 62nd edition


Price – $20 (ZAR-150)

Photograph Album – Cape Railways and other

24 albumen prints on card. Mostly showing railway stations and bridges around the Western Cape. Hex River Bridge, Kogman’s Kloof, Motague, Ashton, and others. All photos 24 x 18cm. Wear to the head and foot of the spine. Some cockling to the album boards. All photos c. 1890.

Price – $130.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

Photograph Album. London and Rome

27 full page albumin prints. 28.5 x 19.5cm each. Mostly late nineteenth century scenes of London and Rome.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Photograph: W E Jettiman’s Bottle Store. Bedford,

Albumen print on album card. W E Jettiman owned an inn and store on the road to the Kaga Mountains, 15 miles from Bedford, Eastern Cape. He was murdered by two deserters from the Cape Mounted Rifles in 1850. This photograph was probably about 30 years later but the store still bears Jettiman’s name.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Photograph. A Party of the Warwickshire Regiment.

Blind stamp of photographer R Ellis embossed on right hand corner. Chips to three of the four corners. View showing soldiers of the Warwickshire Regiment waiting for the enemy at the Binjemma Line, Malta.

Price – $17.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Photograph. Barberton. c1890

An early view of Barberton showing the market square and surrounds. Some light oxidation and fading to the image.

Price – $52.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Photograph. British sentry on look-out at unidentified fort during the Anglo Boer War

Albumen print. Minimal loss to top left corner. Greater loss to bottom left corner.

Price – $17.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Photograph. Early image of Pretoria by Barnett. c.1900

Albumen print pasted to Album card. Photographer’s name and title etched into plate.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Photographer of the World – The Biography of Herbert Ponting

An account of his life and work. Ponting became the official photographer of Scott’s second expedition to the South Pole. With 77 black and white photographs taken on his travels. Slight wear to covers. Clean sound copy.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Photographic Scenery of South Africa

55 pages of text + 50 leaves of stiff card with 100 laid down collotype photographs, pictorial title page with portrait of Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere (who was the patron of the publication) laid down in centre, original full pictorial green leather with embossed gilt pictorial decoration. Gilt design repeated in blind on the back. Crack to the top front edge of the spine and some light general edge wear. Tissue guards to each page. First two collotypes are faded. Some spotting and foxing to a few others.
Alexander visited South Africa early in 1880 to collect the photographs for this album. He advertised the book in the Cape Argus of 20th April 1880 stating, ‘The Photographs will all be from First-class artists, and no portion of the Western and Eastern Provinces of the Cape Colony, Natal, Diamond Fields, worthy of a place in the book will be unrepresented. There is Scenery both of Woodland and Rock in South Africa vying in beauty and grandeur with that of any portion of the known world, but the chief part of which has as yet never been subjects for the artists, and it is therefore little known… S. ALEXANDER has been fortunate in securing the Patronage of His Excellency SIR HENRY BARTLE EDWARD FRERE, to whom the work will be dedicated, by his Excellency’s express permission. PRICE; – 5 GUINEAS TO SUBSCRIBERS’. There are fine views of all the major S.A. cities and towns and of Mozambique. Zululand views include ‘Isandwahla’, ‘Fort Pearson’, ‘The Spot where Prince Imperial fell’ and the ‘Graves of Coghill and Melville’. Two particularly outstanding photographs portray an as yet unreconstructed Rorke’s Drift, showing the clear signs of the struggle which had taken place there in the previous year.

Price – $980 (ZAR-14000.00)

Photographs from the Jordanian and Palestinian Heritage

A book published by a Jordanian from photographs ” collected by travellers who have visited our country… and who were attracted by our civilization, our archaeological remains and our splendid past.” 102 plates with captions in Arabic, English and French. Body of the book has detached from the binding.


Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Picturesque South Africa

“An album of two hundred choice photographic engravings, consisting of beautiful views of colonial scenery, interesting phases of colonial life and characteristic pictures of the chief cities and towns in South Africa.”

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Picturesque South Africa. An Album of Photographic Views.

Black and white photographs of South Africa. Extensive reinforcement and repairs with cellotape to most page edges. Masking tape has also been used on some edges. Page 73/74 is heavily repaired. Scattered foxing. Rubbing and stain marks to original cover.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Pisseuses

Erotica. The photographer’s work has been widely exhibited around the world. Text in English, German, French and Italian. Slight scuffing to covers. Clean sound copy.

Price – $66.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Private Parking

Series of b/w photographs.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Scenic South Africa – A Collection of Real Photographs – Round about Cape Town

Eight photographs of Cape Town tipped onto black album pages with printed captions. Photographs of: the docks, old Malay cemetery, Sea Point, Groote Schuur, Rondebosch, Rosebank, Newlands and Kalk Bay. String bound with printed card wraps.

The front wrap notes that this is the second series produced. Condition is good. Tears to the edges of the card wraps. Some light oxidation to the edges of the photos.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Silver images – History of Photography in Africa,



Price – $60.00 (ZAR-800.00)

Silver Images – History of Photography in Africa.



Price – $60.00 (ZAR-800.00)

Silver Images. History of photography in Africa.

Black boards with two small bumps on top edges. Minor foxing to feps, prelims and top of pages. Pages with photographs have slight yellowing to edges. Contents clear and well bound. Owner’s name inscribed in blue ink on fep. Closed tears to front fold of DW with cellotape over vunerable folds of dustjacket.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-700.00)

Sleepless Nights

Photographs taken between 1975 and 1978.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Snapped. 01

The first issue of this innovative quarterly journal on African photography. Migration being the main theme focussing on daily travel, displacement, violence, poverty and natural disasters.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-250.00)