South African Balloons

13pp, foxed throughout. The paper cover is split along the spine, but considering the age and the fact that it is only paper with no binding it has survived well. Sub title is ” A skit on the Boom” and author is identified as ” An Observer”  A satire on the economy and politics of the diamond and goldfields.

South African Genealogies Vol. I A-C

A record of old South African family names up to at least 1930. Vol. I A-C

Price – $73.00 (ZAR-700.00)

South West

Text by Johann Richter, photographs by Gerald Cubitt and others. Covers show edge wear, crease on lower corner of front board. DW has severe creasing and chipping top and bottom with fading and creasing to spine.

South West Africa Annual 1974

South West Africa Annual 1974

South West Africa Annual 1974

South West Africa Survey 1974

Published by the Department of Foreign Affairs, at the time when the future of SWA was under discussion, with independence from South Africa pending. Many colour photographs.

Price – $17 (ZAR-170)

Souvenir of Golden Gatooma Rhodesia, 1912 & 1955 Souvenir

Two souvenirs of Gatooma (Kadoma), both illustrated in b/w. Edges frayed, but generally good, some tide marks to 1955 souvenir. Both bound in paper wraps, 1912 copy with large crease to front wrap, frayed at edges and rear wrap lightly soiled.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1200.00)


Minor wear to bottom of board edges. DW has minor chipping to corners. A clean and well bound book.

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Splintered Crucifix

Early Pioneers for Christendom on Madagascar and the Cape of Good Hope.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Stellenbosch 1679-1929

Text is clean and clear with numerous reproductions of linocuts and a section of black and white photographs. Text is in Afrikaans. Ink inscription to the ffep.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Stellenbosch 1866-1966 Hundred Jaar Hoer Onderwys

Stoffsammlung zu einer Geschichte von Südwestafrika und Südafrika

An early collection of material, providing a brief history of South-West and South Africa. Text in German.

Price – $35 (ZAR-380)

Stone Age Myth and Magic. As documented in the rock paintings of South Africa.

“The myths and magical practices of the Stone Age Hunters”. Cloth covered boards with an image of a bird imprinted on the front. Tanning to front flap and back of DW with some wear and chipping to spine.

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Stories of the Early American Missionaries in South Africa

No date of publication, probably about 1934. Some pencil writing on back cover and half-title page. Small marks on covers and corners a little bent but overall a neat clean copy.

Story of the Fish Hoek Valley – From the Beginning of Time

Original blue rexine. Uncommon and detailed local history. “The author, Malcolm Cobern, was born in Fish Hoek and has grown up with the place, for which he has as great an affection as his father had for the mountains of the Cape Peninsula, so much so that he became determined to record whatever is known about its history plus what by his own diligent research he was able to ascertain.” Monochrome illustrations and maps. Minor foxing to top and fore-edge of pages. Gilt on cover board has faded. DW has some loss, foxing, stains and closed tears.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Strange Shipwrecks of the Southern Seas

Numerous maps and black and white illustrations. Stories of ships sinking under strange circumstances around the Southern coast of Africa. Well bound in blue cloth boards. General wear and tear to DW.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Studies in the History of Cape Town (three volumes)

A compilation of papers on the topic of local history, many of them inspired by developments in the field of urban history, drawing on oral history and a commitment to writing the history of the ‘inarticulate’ ordinary men and women.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Studies in the History of Cape Town. (Centre for African Studies – University of Cape Town).

Vol 1 – 5 (1984). Published between 1979 – 1983. Illustrated card wraps clean and firm with creasing to spine. Minor wear to corner of Vol. 1. Some foxing to page edges. All volumes well bound.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

Studies in the Social and Economic History of the Witwatersrand 1886-1914. 2 volumes.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Südwestafrika; wirtschaftlicher Ratgeber und allgemeine Anleitung, besonders für Auswanderungslustige

South West Africa; Economic advice and general guidance, especially for those who are emigrating. With multiple illustrations – lacking map to rear. Text in

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag Oorsig

A well illustrated overview of SA’s armed forces.

Sunrise on the Langeberge

“The immigrant who remained to love, serve and enjoy his adopted country” 197pp

Price – $20 (ZAR-180)

Taking Stock – Johannesburg Stock exchange – the first 100 years

“tells the story of the men who headed the institution during its long climb to respectability, and of the triumphs and disasters along the way.” 214pp, with colour and black and white photographs.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Terugblik van ‘n ‘Brugbower’

Signed by the author.

The ‘Prep’ Story

The story of St Andrew’s Preparatory School, Grahamstown, 1885-1970. 162pp with line drawings, plates and an appendix listing staff, and scholarship winners.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The 24th Regiment at Isandhlwana, The Zulu War 1879