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)

Aggrey of Africa

“A Study in Black and White”. The life and travels of Aggrey, a teacher, an interpreter on Scott’s expedition to Ashanti, a professor in the USA amongst other things.
Ink inscription on front free endpaper from Healdtown.




Price – $26.00 (ZAR-240.00)

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: Views of South Africa.

Photographs of the major cities and towns in South Africa including Bulawayo. One page missing between Buffalo and Umgeni Rivers.

Price – $23.00 (ZAR-250.00)

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)

Album: Views of Cape Town.

Circa 1885. Black and white photographs of the most popular scenes. Date written in pencil on ffep. Price – $100.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

Amiralty House Simon’s Town

“Admiralty House presents not only the history of the house, but also that of its many distinguished occupants and visitors over nearly two centuries.” Signed by the author. With numerous colour illustrations.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-650.00)

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 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)

Architectural Beauty of the old Cape as seen by Arthur Elliott.

Photographs of houses and farmsteads now largely demolished or ruined taken at the beginning of the twentieth century. Price – $75.00 (ZAR-850.00)

Architectural Beauty of the old Cape as seen by Arthur Elliott.

Photographs of houses and farmsteads now largely demolished or ruined taken at the beginning of the twentieth century. Price – $75.00 (ZAR-850.00)

Arnhem en Omstreken

The only reference we can find to this title is on the Rijksmuseum research library site. Dutch text. Contains 13 lithographs. Circa 1874. Covers sunned. Wear to edges. Hinge of front cover cracked. Stamp on front free endpaper. Sporadic foxing to edges.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Aspects of the History of Copper Mining in Namaqualand 1846 – 1931

With numerous illustrations. Signed by the author.


Price – $22.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Assegais, Drums and Dragoons. A Military and Social History of the Cape 1510-1806.

Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $27.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Back to Tristan.

Blue boards with bumped spine and discolouration to board edges and spine. Minor foxing to prelims with some staining to bottom page edges. Includes colour photographs. DW chipped and foxed with creasing to folds. Contents clean and well bound.

Price – $29.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Baron von Ludwig and the Ludwig’s-burg Garden.

“A chronicle of the Cape from 1806 to 1848 with an appendix showing some of the horticultural introductions of Baron von Ludwig.” Front and back pastedowns and feps discoloured. DW is sunned and slightly foxed with minor wear. Otherwise a clean and well bound copy.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Basket Work Harbour – The Story of the Kowie

The endeavour of the 1820 settlers to build a harbour at Kowie River.


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Price – $42.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Basket Work Harbour. The Story of the Kowie.

This copy is numbered 639 of a limited edition of 1200 copies. Previous owner’s details on ffep and small red/gilt label of bookseller on front pastedown. Illustrated map of river on pastedowns. Age-toning to front and rear fep and pages 8 and photographs opposite. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Beaulien-on-Illovo, Richmond Natal

A history of the Richmond area in Natal.

Beautiful Homesteads of the Western Cape

A photographic essay of some the Capes most famous homesteads.






Price – $27.00 (ZAR-260.00)