The Book of Limericks

An alphabetical compilation of limericks.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop: a Novel

Boards clean and unscuffed; edges worn and corners bumped. Spine creased at top and bottom edges with small tears.

The Chaucer Tradition

Dj is slightly soiled from use with some minor tears to spine head and tail.

The Collected Works of Herman Charles Bosman.

2 volumes. Language: English. Includes all the stories, essays, chronicles, sketches, poems and novels that have made him South Africa’s best-loved writer. In-depth foreword by Lionel Abrahams.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Dream Song of Olaf Åsteson. One of 10 hand coloured copies signed by the artist. From an edition of 140 copies.

A fragment of a Norwegian folk epic c.400 A.D translated by Pauline Wehrle. This hauntingly powerful text played an important role in lectures given by Dr Rudolf Steiner.

It uses rich symbolism to depict a spiritual leader’s journey of initiation and, as such, provided a perfect stimulus and challenge for the woodcuts of Maryclare Foa. Her immediate and intuitive technique seems to lay bare the very core of the subject for each of the thirty-six blocks which use, as do the verses of the poem, a childlike directness to treat of matters too spiritually deep for the words and images of everyday life.

The massive and eternal quality of text and image has been matched by the amazing binding devised and executed for the whole edition by Habib Dingle. Already renowned for his unique wooden bindings, he has here tackled the problems of quantity. The wood comes from Victorian pitch-pine beams, reclaimed, shaped and polished and incorporated with rawhide, with blind tooling, to form the book’s case. (
Printed on 200gsm velin arches paper.
Number 3 of 10 with hand coloured woodcuts, signed by the artist.

Price – $396.00 (ZAR-5000.00)

The Eagle Has Two Heads

An English adaptation by Ronald Duncan, of the play L’Aigle a deux Tetes”” . Previous owner’s name on the fep.

The Giant Book of Erotica

Sensuous highlights from the world’s erotic masterpieces.

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling in Four Volumes.

Complete in 4 volumes.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Innocents Abroad or The New Pilgrim’s Progress. (Being some account of the steamship ‘Quaker City’s’ pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy Land, with descriptions of countries, nations, incidents, and adventures as they appeared to the author.

Decorative boards with bright gilt lettering. Some fading to the spine and mild edgewear. Foxing to prelims and to page edges. Small stamp of previous owner to verso of frontis. Small closed tear on bottom of dedication page. 234 illustrations.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-220.00)

The Italian Novelists : Selected from the Most Approved Authors in That Language; from the Earliest Period Down to the Close of the Eighteenth Century

Arranged in a Historical and Chronological Series. Translated from the Original Italian. Accompanied with Notes, Critical and Biographical. In Four Volumes. Bookplate to the front paste down of each volume. Text of each volume is clean and clear.

Price – $150.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

The King’s Mirror

The Letters of J. E. Flecker to Frank Savery

A limited edition numbered 81-390 of which this is number 234, printed on handmade paper. vellum spine, decorative boards. Minor browning to back and front feps. 126 pages.

The Modern British Essayists. 8 Volume Set.

Vol. I. : T. Babington Macaulay. Vol. II. : Archibald Alison. Vol. III. : Rev. Sydney Smith. Vol. IV. : John Wilson. Vol. V. : Thomas Carlyle. Vol. VI. : Lord Jeffrey. Vol. VII. : Talfourd and Stephen. Vol. VIII. : Sir James Mackintosh. Published between 1846 and 1848. Rebound. Front joint of Volume VIII detached. Half leather binding with marbled boards and edges.

Price – $450.00 (ZAR-3800.00)

The Poetical Work of Thomas Moore, Complete in Three Volumes

Three Volume set in the ‘Collection of Ancient and Modern British Authors’-series (Vols CCCVII – CCCIX in the series). Text clean and clear with only slight age toning to the edges.

Price – $95.00 (ZAR-950.00)

The Poetical Works of Thomas Pringle

A scarce 1st edition with illustration of the poem ‘Bechuana Boy’, a frontis illustration of the author and vignette to title page. Bound in orignial brown cloth binding with decorative tooling to both boards, gilt titles and decorations to spine. Head and foot of spine chipped, some wear and fraying along board edges. Tide marks to frontis and plates. Light browning to leaves.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2800.00)

The Regal Phantasm Shakespeare and the Politics of Spectacle

In excellent condition.

The Shadowy Waters.

A first edition copy of this Yeats poem bound in blue ridged cloth boards with bevelled edges. Edgewear to boards with spine edges and corners lightly frayed. Headband at top of spine missing. Flower, petal motif and lettering in gilt. Gift inscription to previous owner on fep and remnants of bookplate to the pastedown. Foxing to the feps. Some splitting to the binding at page 32.

Price – $300.00 (ZAR-3500.00)

The Unpublishable Memoirs.

Blue cloth boards with fraying to edges. Scuffing. Foxing and age toning to prelims. Frontispiece illustration. A collection of eleven short stories. No published date on title page.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-120.00)

The Works of Charles Dickens. 15 Volumes.

Beautifully decorated front boards and spines. Illustrated frontispiece. No published date.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-900.00)

The Works of John Galsworthy – Selected Volumes

Grove Editions: Vols: 3, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22. Includes the complete Forsythe Saga and ‘A Modern Comedy’

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Works of Jonathan Swift, containing Interesting and Valuable Papers. (2 volumes)

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Theatre And Humanism: English Drama in the Sixteenth Century

This copy has is unread.

Twee en Sestig Uitgesogte Afrikaanse Gedigte (met prentjies).

Text: Afrikaans/Dutch. The author was an important literary figure and was a leader in the fight for the establishment of Afrikaans as a written language. Gilt lettering and image on cover which is a little rubbed.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Uncle James Golf Match.

Humorous story. Circa mid-20th century. Foxed especially front and rear end pages. Contents firmly bound. Price – $35.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Versamelde Gedigte.

Text: Afrikaans.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-140.00)