The History and Social Significance of Motion Pictures in South Africa 1895-1940

Traces the history of peep-shows to ‘talkies’. Originally published as a PhD thesis at the University of Cape Town in 1946. Printed in a limited edition of 1000 copies.





Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1250.00)

The History of the Ancient Town and Once Famous Abbey of Waltham

The History of the Port and Settlement of Walvis Bay 1878-1978

Published on the occasion of the centenary of the establishment of the town after European settlement. Illustrated throughout.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-680.00)

The House in Tyne Street. Childhood Memories of District Six

Inscribed by the author in the fep.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-150.00)

The Hunter and His Art; A Survey of Rock Art in Southern Africa

Jalmer and Ione have selected 60 of the best original paintings and engravings, from many remote corners of Southern Africa, to be reproduced in colour and numerous black and white illustrations.



Price – $55.00 (ZAR-550.00)

The Indentured Indian in Natal (1860-1917)

a vivid description of the history of Indian South Africans and how they came as indentured labour to the British Colony of Natal between 1860 and 1911.


Price – $35.00 (ZAR-360.00)

The Irish in Southern Africa 1795-1910 Vol. 2

This is volume two of the occasional series of papers that produce a volume on the general theme of the Irish in colonial southern Africa.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-450.00)

The Jews of KwaZulu-Natal: A History

“This history has been sponsored to record the history of the Jewish KwaZulu-Natal Community, to place on record its growth and quite unique qualities in its people and institutions.”

Price – $95.00 (ZAR-950.00)

The Johannesburg Saga

Extensive illustrated history of Johannesburg, including geological, social, political and natural-historic aspects. First edition, bound in green faux-leather with gilt decorations. Some spotting to the leaf edges and verso of dustwrap. Previous owner’s bookplate to verso of f.f.e.p.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-340.00)

The Kitchingman Papers

Missionary letters and journals, 1817 to 1848, from the Brenthurst Collection, Johannesburg.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-400.00)

The Knysna Elephants and their Forest Home

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)

The Little Karoo.

Minor shelfwear to spine edge of boards with bumping to top of spine. Some creasing to folds of DW and top edge of spine with small nicks to edges and scuff marks to the cover.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Making of a Nation

” A History of the Union of South Africa 1910 – 1961″ 348pp.

Price – $10 (ZAR-120)

The Material Culture of the Cape Nguni. Part 2: Technology

Inscribed by author. From the Annals of the South African Museum. Vol 58, August 1974, Part 2. With 16 plates and 1 text-figure. Foxing to the last page. Some marks on the covers. Abrasions on spine and rear cover. Title written in pencil on spine. Creasing across upper RH corner. Corners dog-eared.

Price – $53.00 (ZAR-350.00)

The Material Culture of the Cape Nguni. Part 3: Subsistence

From the Annals of the South African Museum. Vol 58, August 1981, Part 3. With 34 plates and 3 text-figures. Covers have some marks with foxing. Some abrasions on spine and front cover.

Price – $53.00 (ZAR-350.00)

The Material Culture of the Cape Nguni. Part 4: Personal and General

From the Annals of the South African Museum. Vol 58, August 1988, Part 4. Some German and Dutch text. With 57 plates and 5 text-figures. Covers are grubby with abrasions to the edges, discolouration, foxing and creasing to the spine. Stain spots on fore- and lower edge. Creasing to lower corner of the last 10 pages and the rear cover.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Directory of South Africa, 1926/7.

Some wear to the boards, binding tight and all text clean and clear.

The Moodies of Melsetter

A history of the Moodie family, set mostly in the 19th century, and the role they played in the colonization of South Africa. Two white labels with previous owner’s details; blue ink lettering and a small round orange dot on front free end page.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Mosques of Bo-Kaap.

A social history of Islam at the Cape. Previous owner’s name on half-title page.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-950.00)

The Motorist’s Paradise – the Cape Peninsula and its Surrounding Disctricts.

Published under the joint auspices of the Cape Peninsula Publicity Association of Cape Town and the General Manager, South African Railways and Harbours. Includes two fold-out maps illustrating various motoring routes round the Peninsula. Light wear to boards. Pictorial illustration fixed to front of book. Tide marks and rippling to some pages. Well bound.

Price – $58.00 (ZAR-650.00)

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 Northern Rhodesia Journal. Vol III. No. 3.

Interesting articles eg. Early history of water transport in Bangweulu Swamps; Kazembe’s Charter; Attacks of wild animals on people; Lusaka Natural History Club and others.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-200.00)

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)