Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

Mes Souvenirs par Eugene Casalis. Ancien Missionnaire.

Quarter cloth bound boards and corners with marbled covers and feps. General wear to boards. Ex Libris bookplate sticker on inside cover and bookbinder’s label on back pastedown. Foxing throughout. Marginalia on the end pastedown and errata page. Long crack to fep. Binding secure.

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Met Liefde van Katinka

Previous owner’s name and address inked to the ffep. Tape marks to the back and front end papers. DW shows general wear, slight damage and tape marks.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Mhudi.

Woodcuts by Cecil Skotnes.

Price – $19.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Mouroir (Bespieelende Notas Van ‘n Roman)

Text is clean and clear with some age toning. Cover shows some wear.

Mr. Facey Romford’s Hounds

Hand coloured plates

Narrator and Character in Finnegan’s Wake

Minor wear to edges of dust jacket.

Number Five Joy Street

A collection of children’s stories illustrated in b/w and colour. Bound in pictorial cloth boards. Spine is rubbed and faded with 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)

Number Four Joy Street

A collection of children’s stories, illustrated in b/w and colour. Bound in pictorial cloth boards. Spine is rubbed and faded with partial tears to the cloth along the spine and shelf wear along the edges. Previous owner’s bookplate to verso of f.f.e.p. and inscription in ink to dedication page. Some light browning and spotting to the prelims; otherwise a good copy.

Price – $24.00 (ZAR-220.00)

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)

Of Women and Some Men

Orwell: The War Commentaries

Ink inscription to the front fep. Text is clean and clear. Boards and DW show little wear.

Othellos Countrymen

The African Renaissance Drama. Dust jacket has some wear to edges. Marginalia and some underlining to the first chapter.

Over to You

Paradise Lost by John Milton with Twelve Photogravures After Designs by William Strang

Milton’s epic poem illustrated with photogravures by William Strung. Bound in brown cloth with gilt decorations and titles to front board and spine, chips to head and foot of spine. Endpapers browned with ink scrawl to f.f.e.p. Some leaves uncut. Silver leaf retained in book leading to residual damage to pp94-95, minimal impact to legibility of text.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

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)

Plain Furniture

Collection of images, prose and poetry by the author.

Price – $60 (ZAR-650)

Playland… and Other Words

This powerful story holds a deeper meaning, on New years eve in 1989, a young white man, just returned from the border meets a black security guard at a travelling amusement park and discuss reconciliation and peace.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Poems by Langston Hughes on Asch Records 1945.

4 x 10″ records. Condition appears to be good. Original cloth covered boards with some insect damage to cover title. Foxing to pastedowns with some insect damage to inside front cover as well.

Price – $130.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

Poems of a South African. The Collected Verse of Arthur Vine Hall.

Enlarged edition with twelve new poems. Blue cloth boards with sunning.
Gilt lettering and motif of Table Mountain on front board. Beautiful colour illustrations protected by flimsies in the section ‘For Boys and Girls’. Frontispiece of Victoria Falls illustrated by author. Age-toning to page edges, prelims and rear end pages. Contents clean and well bound.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-70.00)

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.

Prester John

binding shaken, slight foxing to page edges. Ink inscription of previous owner on fep.

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

Illustrated in colour by Willy Pogany.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

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)