The Natal Automobile Club Official Route Book.

Incomplete. Wear to the card index tabs. Includes 92 of 94 strip maps. Missing the Orange Free State and the Rhodesian routes. Fold-out map missing as well as rear index pages. Edge-wear to boards with heavy wear to corners. Insignia of the Automobile Club and Cooks’s Travel Services badge blind-stamped on front and rear covers respectively. Some scattered pencil and ink notes.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-160.00)

The Road to El Dorado.

Adventure in the diamond country.
Kimberley 1867 – 1870. Map on feps indicating the farms in 1870. Green cloth boards. DW chipped and is missing a small section on the top and bottom of spine. Good clean copy.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-320.00)

The Romance of a South African Village

Informal story of the village of Ugie, South Africa.No publishing date; possibly 1930s. Fore edges of pages, endpapers and prelims all foxed. Binding loose and endpapers torn at hinges.

The Romance of the Golden Rand

” Being the Romantic Story of the Life and Work of the Pioneers of the Witwatersrand – the World’s Greatest Goldfields” Four maps and 11 illustrations.

Price – $17.00 (ZAR-170.00)

The Saldanha Bay Story. Signed by the author.

The story of Saldanha Bay with its naval battles, shipwrecks, murders and treasure hunts. Ex school library copy with school stamp marks throughout, penned numbers and card pocket at the rear. Remnants of tape and glue on rear paste-down. Well bound.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Seaside News Album. Muizenberg, Kalk Bay and Simons Town.

Circa 1903. Vintage black and white photographs showing architecture, beaches, warships and fishing boats. A particularly beautiful and interesting panorama of Muizenberg from the beach towards Main Road. Price – $100.00 (ZAR-1100.00)

The South African Fruit Exporters Directory & Guide. 1939 – 1940.

Includes colour and black and white adverts of the fruit exporters. Spine cracked and frayed. Webbing visible to the front and back paste-downs. Green pictorial boards scuffed and shelf-rubbed. Ink marks on front end pages with owner’s name in pink ink.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-200.00)

The Story of William Threlfall

An account of the missionary martyr of Namaqualand with some account of Jacob Links and Johannes Jager who fell with him.




Price – $45.00 (ZAR-430.00)

The Trial of the Thirteen.

A factual account (but not fully adhered to the sequence of proceedings) of the trial of 13 ANC members/sympathizers convicted of “terrorism” or aiding “terrorists” during 1987. Circa 1988 Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

The White Walled Beauty of the Cape

A selection of photographs exhibited by the Simon van der Stel Foundation in Cape Town and Pretoria, October 1963



Price – $21.00 (ZAR-200.00)

The Wreck of the Grosvenor

A narrative of the loss of the Grosvenor, East Indiaman wrecked on the coast of Caffraria, 1782.




Price – $80.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Those in Bondage.

An account of the life of the slave at the Cape in the days of the Dutch East India Company. 23 Black/white illustrations.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Those in Bondage.

An account of the life of the slave at the Cape in the days of the Dutch East India Company. Personal inscription on first free end paper. Dustjacket: Edge-wear with some open and closed tears to the folds. 1cm closed tear to lower edge of front panel. 2.5cm x 6cm piece missing from spine. Rubbing to folds.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

To Everything Its Season. MalaMala. The Story of a Game Reserve.

“Exploring the passage of the seasons in the bushveld as well as a history of MalaMala and its people. Two inscriptions: 1. On title page – signed by the author for the previous owners; and 2. gift inscription to the previous owners from a friend on the half-title page. Top edge foxed and browned with a small stain.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Towards the Far Horizon.

The story of the ox-wagon in South Africa. “The vital role of the ox-wagon in the history of South Africa cannot be overestimated: without this product of the skills of the new settlers and the oxen of the indigenous Khoikhoi, there would have been no opening up of the hinterland, no Kimberley diamond mines, no Witwatersrand goldfields and no Republic of South Africa. Jose Burman tells the whole story of the ox-wagon, its antecedents, its construction, the unsung technicians who built it, the dumb oxen that provided the motive power, and its use over two and half centuries in this country. Yet, Towards the Far Horizon is far more than the story of the ox-wagon: interwoven are tales of rare courage and vignettes of the discoverers, trekkers and transport riders who depended on their wagons for a livelihood”. Includes numerous b/w illustrations and colour plates. Illustrated maps on the end papers.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Transvaal, die Sudafrikanische Republik. Historisch, Geographiscg, Politisch, Wirtschaftlich Dargestellt.

An historical, geographical, political and economic account of the Transvall Republic in 1900. With numerous illustrations and maps. Text in German, set in Gothic script.

Price – $44.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Transvaal, Die Sudafrikanische Republik. Historisch, geographisch, politisch, wirtschaftlich dargestellt.

Text in German in the Gothic script. Translation: ‘Transvaal, The South African Republic. Historically, geographically, politically, economically. Bookplate of Rich. Hoehl on front paste-down. Decorative gilt pattern and lettering to spine with raised bands. Abrasions to boards. 17 b&w photographs, 48 illustrations and 6 maps. Red tint to page edges.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Travels and Adventure in Eastern Africa

349pp, with plates. “Descriptive of the Zoolus, their manner and customs with a sketch of Natal”. Newly revised and edited in one volume with a biography of the Author, Notes and Appendices by Louis Herman and Percival R. Kirby



Price – $50.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Uren in Zuid-Afrika, Vermakelijk En Nuttig Besteed

109pp. Text in Dutch. Anecdotal stories of life in South Africa and at the Cape.

V M Golovnin Detailed in Simon’s Bay.

The story of the detention of the Imperial Russian Sloop ‘Diana’ from April 1808 to May 1809. Translated from the Russian by Mrs Lisa Millner and edited by O H Spohr. Blue cloth spine. Slight foxing to front card wrap.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Valley of the Simonsberg

The author was one of the main proponents of the declaration of The Simonsberg Valley and many of its buildings as a National Protected Environment in 1976 preserving the Valley for future generations. Illustrated with numerous b/w and a few colour photographs.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Van Sending tot Kerk: 125 Jaar Rynse Sendingarbeid in Suidwes Afrika 1842-1967

Chronicling 125 years of mission work and the establishment of the church in Southwest Africa. Numerous black and white illustrations.

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-800.00)

Victorian Life at the Cape 1870-1900.

Includes double-side fold out map of Cape Town and environs.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Views of Cape Town and Suburbs

21 full page photographic reproductions, including 2 double page images. Showing cape Town, from the City bowl to Simon’s Town and Sea Point. All photos by T.D. Ravenscroft of Rhondebosch. Published c. 1900. Binding neatly repaired with linen strips. Some general wear to the boards.

Price – $140.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

Village of the Sea. The Story of Hermanus.

Shelfwear to boards. Small stain on pages 83-89. Marginalia on page 63. Previous owner details on pastedown and fep. Otherwise contents clean and well bound. Some wear to edges of DW which is pasted onto rear pastedown. Small piece of menders tape affixed to inside flaps of DW.


Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)