Number Three Joy Street: A Medley of Prose and Verse for Boys and Girls

A collection of children’s stories illustrated in b/w and colour. Bound in pictorial cloth boards. Spine is rubbed and faded with a small, 3cm tear to the cloth at the head and shelfwear along the edges. Previous owner’s bookplate to verso of f.f.e.p. and inscription in ink to half title. Some light browning and spotting to the prelims; otherwise a good copy.

Price – $24.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Oeuvres Complètes de H de Balzac. La Comèdie Humaine. Premier Volume. Première Partie. Etudes de Moeurs. Premier Livre.

Text: French. Complete set of 20 vols. Foxing throughout. Rubbing to boards. Edge-wear.

Price – $680.00 (ZAR-7500.00)

Peter Schlemihl’s Wundersame Geschichte / The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl.

Parallel German and English text with 6 engravings.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Poems to Honour the Renowned and Other Illustrated Poems

Slight discolouration on endpapers. Bookseller’s sticker on back free endpaper. DW has discoloured spine and chips top and bottom; also minor soiling.


2 Illustrations by James Boswell – frontispiece in colour. Salmon pink card wraps. Light sunning to spine. Contents clean and firmly bound. 12 pages.

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Rachel. Verse van Totius.

Text: Afrikaans. Poetry by Totius, with a forward by President Steijn. Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Decorated cloth boards. Published c. 1920, illustrations by Willy Pogany. Some light scattered foxing.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia.

Square 8vo., contemporary paper covered boards, original buff printed wrappers bound in. London: Privately reprinted: January, 1887.

The first reprint of the first edition, complete with the final leaf identifying the reprint.

25 copies (including 4 on vellum) were printed for T.J. Wise in 1887, according to Wise himself in his 1895 catalogue of Ashley Library publications.

By 1887 the 1859 Rubaiyat was valuable enough for this reprint to have the final leaf removed and be sold as the original. Wise himself warned Richard Curle in the late twenties of a ‘very dangerous forgery of the first Omar circulating in America’, and adds that ‘presumably they (i.e his own reprints) come from the usual London forgery factory’.

The first edition was published in 1859. As they did not sell, FitzGerald gave some 200 copies to Quaritch, who offered them at 4d and finally put them in the “throw away box”, from where copies were rescued by Rossetti and Swinburne, and other literary notables. The remainder were destroyed when Quaritch moved to Piccadilly in 1860.

Price – $1800.00 (ZAR-25000.00)

Sê Sjibbolet

Poetry. Small bookseller’s label on front pastedown. Light foxing to front and rear pastedown, top and fore-edges. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Shadows in Arcady

Inspired by his love of typography, 4 stories: The Angelus, The Brass Plate, The Alley in Languedoc, The Devil at La Charite are reproduced by the artist Sir William Russell Flint, set in Pastonchi type and with small illustrations throughout the text. Limited to 500 copies, of which 450 were sold and of which this is number 448. Bound in quarter blue cloth with black cloth boards, gilt device to front board and gilt titles to spine. Small bookseller’s label to corner of front paste down. Some rubbing to spine, especially to head and foot. Small scratches to front blue cloth and light markings to boards. Corners slightly bumped. Light finger marks to some leaves. Signed by the author.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Shakespeare’s Bawdy: a Literary and Psychological Essay and a Comprehensive Glossary

Dust jacket has some discolourations and chipping to edges and spine.

Sikkibiaan – Die Kalahariseuntjie

Novel with numerous black and white illustrations.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Sout van die Aarde.

Text in Afrikaans. Travelogue. Owner inscriptions on fep. Signature of Uys Krige tipped in. Staining to the front and back feps. Pages clean and binding good. General wear and tear to DW with 2 closed tears on top and foxing inside.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

South African Sketches, Parodies and Verses, Up-to-Date.

A scarce fragile volume in the original red, white and blue striped boards as issued. Humorous sketches, verse, etc., mainly connected with the author’s experiences in Aliwal North during the time the town was occupied by the Boers (1899 – 1900).

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-400.00)


Edited and with an afterword by Stephen Gray. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. Minimal edge wear. Light foxing to bottom page edges. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Sun of Tabriz – A lyrical introduction to higher metaphysics – Selected Poems of J.a.l.a.l.u-‘d-d.i.n R.u.m.i

Sir Colin Garbett has worked hard on this labour of love, making Rumi’s works accessible to English speakers while faithfully interpreting to us in graceful verse, the spirit of the poet’s kaleidoscopic imagination.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Sweet as a Pickle and Clean as a Pig

Ten Poems to Change Your Life


A novel in three parts. Text in French. Bound in quarter leather over marbled paper covered boards. 5 raised bands, gilt titles and decorations to spine. Slight age browning to leaves. Very good overall, a neat, tight copy.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-150.00)

The Aberdeen Jew.

Monochrome cartoon booklet with tipped-in frontispiece illustration as well as illustrations inset amongst text.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-120.00)

The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane – Translated from the french of Le Sage – Three Volumes

Written sometime between 1715 and 1735, this picaresque novel tells the tale of Gil Blas, a young boy born into poverty, his hopes of a good education are dashed when he is faced with a term in jail. He becomes a valet, meeting many different people from all walks of life.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-800.00)

The Angler in Wales, or Days and Nights of Sportsmen. (volume 2 of 2 only)

Foxing and tide marks to the frontis, otherwise internally very good. Quarter black leather over worn marbled boards.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-550.00)

The Antiquary. Vol. 1 and 3.

Bookmender’s delight.

Price – $250.00 (ZAR-2000.00)

The Arabian Nights, In Five Volumes

Five volumes, translated by Edward Forster, with engravings. Bound in half leather over marbled boards. Bindings stable and firm, foxing and browning to leaves of all 5 volumes. Some minor insect damage to vol 1.

Price – $210.00 (ZAR-2500.00)

The Ballad of Dick King and Other Poems. (With a Memoir and Notes by H M L Bolus and an Introduction by R F M Immelman)

Green cloth boards sunned, stained with bumping to spine and corners. Foxing to pastedowns, first and last few pages and page edges.. Previous owner’s name and date on free end page. Small green label on verso of front cover. Contents well-bound.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)