‘n Kabel Van Diens

Die verhaal van die Oostelike Transvaalse Kooperasie Beperk, 1923-1973.

“The Garden Colony” The Story of Natal and its Neighbours

History, geography, the Boer War and 4 ballads commemorating historical highlights. Index and a map in rear sleeve.

Price – $58 (ZAR-600)

A Compleat History of the Late Rebellion

A contemporary account of the Jacobite rebellion and probably the first book ever written on the subject. With a 6 page dedication to the Duke of Argyle and 173 pp text.Pages 161 – 166 omitted in the pagination but text and register are continuous. Armorial bookplate of the noted British politician and ex- Governor of New South Wales, Sir Robert William Duff on the paste down fep. Full leather binding with small cataloguing slip to foot of spine. Boards are generally scuffed but in tact and good. Crack along spine/top board but board attached. Light foxing throughout. A good copy.




Price – $1450.00 (ZAR-12000.00)

A Decent Fellow Doesn’t Work

“Experiences of an easy-going traveller in search of pleasure, interesting people and places inside and outside Southern Africa – with a little wisdom gathered on the way.”

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-170.00)

A Glossary of the Provincialisms in Use in the County of Sussex

Fishmothing to cover. Sunned spine. Some foxing.

A Manual for the Guidance of Justices of the Peace and Special Justices of the Peace.

Containing the Statute Law of the Colony bearing on their powers and duties

A Metrical Outline of Cape History and Chronology

Historical poem on the Cape. Original pink paper wraps bound in red cloth boards with black titles to spine. Ink inscriptions to front paste down, f.f.e.p. and title page. Leaves are age toned with occasional fox marks.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

A Narrative of the Eighth Frontier War of 1851 – 1853 by Mr Isaiah Staples.

“An absorbing account of Mr Staples’ experiences in the Frontier War.” Inscription from the State Library (1979) on the front free end page. Reprint No. 62.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-400.00)

A short history of Grahamstown

By the senior history master at Kingswood, a 34 page booklet bound in soft blue card. Possibly published circa 1952, there is also an edition with a red cloth cover.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

A Tapestry of Lives. Cape Women of the 17th Century.

‘From the original Khoekhoe and Bushman (San) women, the wives of the bourgeois Dutch Governors, the slave women, peasant farmers’ wives, inn-keepers and prostitutes. A fascinating contribution to popular South African history of the largely unexplored life and times of women living at the Cape during the 17th century.’

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-150.00)

A View from the Ridge. Johannesburg Retrospect.

Signed by the author with inscription. Previous owner’s name on title page. From the ‘South African Yesterdays – Number 6″ series. Price – $11.00 (ZAR-130.00)

A Visit to London: Containing a Description of the Principal Curiosities in the British Metropolis

A Visit to London: Containing a Description of the Principal Curiosities in the British Metropolis

A Visit to London: Containing a Description of the Principal Curiosities in the British Metropolis

Title page

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African Naissance: The Limpopo Valley 1000 Years Ago.

The South African Archaeological Society Goodwin Series Vol 8, 2000. Pictorial card wraps have some scuffing with bumped corners. Contents clean and well bound.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-200.00)

African Naissance: The Limpopo Valley 1000 Years Ago.

Goodwin Series Vol 8 December 2000. The South African Archaeological Society.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-360.00)

Africana Books & Pictures.

A selection of published papers featuring 19th century South African art and artists. Light foxing to ffep, pastedowns and top page edges. Contents lean and tightly bound.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Africana Byways.

Sequel to Africana Curiosities. Topics covered are, amongst others: history of photographs and their place in South African history; reprints of Africana books; botanical illustrations of South African flowers; book-plates and Johannesburg newspapers and periodicals.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Afrikaners in die Goudstad.

Vol 1. Minor shelfwear to spine edges. Pictorial endpapers. Laminated pictorial DW with two closed tears to top edge. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-260.00)

Album Historico Fotografico Constituciones De Cuba 1868-1901-1940

Historico Fotografico Constituciones De Cuba 1868-1901-1940

Album: Souvenir of Cape Town.

Souvenir booklet of colour lithographic photographs circa 1915, depicting scenes of the old promenade pier, architecture in Adderley and Strand streets, South African library, Railway Station, scenic coastal road and others. Price – $34.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Album: South Africa. Cape Town, Simon’s Town, Port Elizabeth, Kimberley and South African Gold Fields.

Small album with fold-out photographs. Reinforcement repairs to folds and one tear. Some abrasions to photographs. Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

An Account of the Cape of Good Hope

‘An historical view of its original settlement by the Dutch, its capture by the British 1n 1795 and the different policy pursued there by the Dutch and British governments. Also a sketch of its geography, productions, the manners and customs of the inhabitants etc. etc.’ Worn covers. Covers loose. Sporadic foxing throughout. Advertisements at the back for other books by the publisher.



Price – $640.00 (ZAR-6000.00)

An artist’s journey along the Old Cape Post Road 1822 – 33

Reproductions and notes from a sketch book found in the Library of Parliament. His journey from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town by horseback is illustrated, along with notes, as well as speculation as to his identity and annotations by the author. 69pp





Price – $28.00 (ZAR-350.00)

An Artist’s Journey Along the Old Cape Post Road 1832-33

Illustrated by 21 of his sketches, further illustrations and a map with notes and clues to the identity of the artist. Small label of previous owner on ffep.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

An Illuminated Presentation to General Louis Botha

Presented by the Winburg Chamber of Commerce in honour of the Premier’s visit to the town.
Finely executed by hand in ink and watercolour on card.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Annual Report of the Chief Inspector of Public Works for the year 1880 – with appendices

“Cape of Good Hope. Ministerial Department of Crown Lands and Public Works. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of His Excellency the Governor” 49pp, with a folding map of land transferred to the government along Kowie River west bank in the back.

Price – $44 (ZAR-460)