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)

There’s a Secret Hid Away

Memories of unusual experiences and mysteries in Southern Africa and African isles; strange tales and legends and unrecorded adventures; and people who crossed the author’s path.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-110.00)

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)

To the shores of Natal.

Inscription in pencil on half-title page. Illustrated by Barbara Tyrrell.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-180.00)

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)

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)

Travels in the Cape The Years 1853-1855

A fine copy of the Swedish naturalist J.F. Victorin’s account of his stay in the Cape.
Translated from the first Swedish edition by Jalmar and Ione Rudner. Some slight staining to the end papers otherwise an excellent copy.



Price – $25.00 (ZAR-230.00)

Tusschen Mijnen en Grondzeeen

No date of publication; probably 1945. Exciting tales of sea rescues off Dutch coast during World War II. Text in Dutch. Text clean and whole although pages browned especially at edges. Boards have insect damage at edges; corners bumped.

Tussen Berg en Zee

A tale from the fight of the Boers in Natal from 1838-1841. This book is part of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Historie Bibliotheek.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Uncanny Country

A booklet on the various thermal springs on the New Zealand islands. Bound in olive green, pictorial card wraps and illustrated in b/w. Corners slightly turned up and creaing along the wrapper edges, else VG.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Uren in Zuid-Afrika, Vermakelijk En Nuttig Besteed

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

Urgent Imperial Service; South African Forces in German South West Africa; 1914-1915

A Comprehensive account of the declaration of the war in 1914, the rebellion and the German surrender in 1915.



Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

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

De Luxe edition of 100 signed copies. This being No. 32.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-320.00)

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)

Victorian Life at the Cape, 1870-1900

Previous onwer’s details inscribed on front endpaper. Double sided map in back pocket.

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)

Views of Johannesburg

12 photogravure views of Johannesburg. Printed on thick card. Some light finger marks to the edges of a few pages. Some stains to the title page and edge wear to the card wraps. Published c. 1900

Price – $125.00 (ZAR-1400.00)

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)

Viva l’Italia!

A catalogue of photographs with text, tracing the history of a group of Waldesians from Piedmont, Italy and how they settled in Cape Town in 1689. Previous owner’s name inked to the inside of front cover. Published date is unknown.




Price – $130.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

Vom Schutzgebiet bis Namibia 1884-1984

Text in German. With numerous illustrations and folding map in pocket inside back cover. Slight wear to edges of covers. Minor chipping to edges of dust jacket.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-340.00)