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 Adventures of Mr and Mrs Jim and Ron.

Poetry and prose by Ron Padgett, accompanied by numerous black-and-white, mainly cut-and-paste photographs and illustrations by Jim Dine who is a Pop artist. Gift inscription on front free end page. Unpaginated. Dog eared corners lower RH side.

Price – $33.00 (ZAR-300.00)

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 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)

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 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. Small mark to front fep of Vol 2. Some sunning and edge-wear to slip-case cover with a tide mark on the lower area. Edge-wear to the boards. Light handling marks to fore-edge of Vol 2.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-350.00)

The Collected Works of Herman Charles Bosman. 2 Volumes.

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. Previous owner’s details on front fep.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

The Complaisant Lover. A Comedy.

A fine copy of this two act play.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-320.00)

The Doctor and the Devils

(From the story by Donald Taylor). “Written in the form of a film scenario, it is a gripping and dramatic story, based on the case of the murderers Burke and Hare in Edinburgh more than 100 years ago. Two keepers of a slum lodging-house murder the weakest and loneliest of their lodgers in exchange for money from Thomas Rock, the brilliant lecturer in anatomy.”

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. (www.oldstilepress.com)
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 End of the Affair

Some age toning to the prelims. Minor foxing to fore-edge. Very light tide marks to pg’s 1-4 and a bookseller’s label to the front pastedown. The inside edges of the jacket have been reinforced with clear tape. Some light soiling to the jacket.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Essential Hemingway

This work containing one complete novel, extracts from three others, twenty-three short stories and a chapter from Death in the Afternoon. A 4.5 x 1.5cm chip missing from the top edge of the jacket at the spine. Tape reinforcing to the top and bottom edges of the jacket.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-700.00)

The Giant Book of Erotica

Sensuous highlights from the world’s erotic masterpieces.

The Haunted Man and The Ghost’s Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas-Time.

16 illustrations. Small bookseller’s mark impressed in RH corner of 2nd page. All edges gilt but faded somewhat to the fore-edge. Edge-wear especially to spine and corners. Splitting to the spine edges.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2200.00)

The Heart of the Matter.

Book Society bookplate to the front fep. Some light rubbing to the dust jacket at the spine. A 1cm closed tear to the top edge of the back panel of the jacket.

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 Magus

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-900.00)