Better than they knew

Two volumes. 239 and 214pp. “The personal stories of individuals (South Africans) who have made a mark in their own sphere”. published in 1972 and 1974.

Price – $27.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Beyond the City Lights

The story of the Western Province – the towns, the farms, the life and the people, the folklore and the legends.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Black South Africans: 57 Profiles of Natal’s Leading Blacks – A Who’s Who

Biographical data, full page photographs and in-depth profiles. Includes a map. Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. Some wear and minor chipping to edges of dust jacket. Foxing to inside of dust jacket.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Brandhout Uit Die Vuur, Die Aangrypende Geskiedenis Van ‘n Hedendaagse Geloofmonument.

Die verhaal van die Maria Kloppers Kinderhawe van Johannesburg.

Brave Deeds in South African History

84pp, with some plates. Pages age toned. Former owner’s bookplate on ffep.

Price – $10 (ZAR-120)

Bwana – Go Home

An account of life in Zambia in the early seventies. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Wear to edges and corners of covers. Hinge of front cover split at top. Dust jacket is worn and browned on inside.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-140.00)

C. Graham Botha’s Collected Works: 3 Volumes

Vol 1: General History and Social Life of the Cape of Good Hope.
Vol 2: History of Law, Medicine and Place Names in the Cape of Good Hope.
Vol 3: Cape Archives and Records



Price – $66.00 (ZAR-700.00)

Caernarvon, the Gateway to Snowdonia, Official Handboek

Includes one pull out map.

Cape Archives and Records

Volume III of C. Graham Botha’s Works, 331pp



Price – $10 (ZAR-90)

Cape Dutch Houses and Farms

A highly descriptive record of the architects, craftsmen and building families that contributed to these great buildings as well as a detailed account of the buildings themselves. Previous owner’s bookplate to front endpaper.


Price – $26.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Cape Dutch Houses and Other Old Favourites.

An exploration of 150 Cape Dutch houses in the south western Cape. Includes colour and b/w photographs.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Cape Town and the Picturesque Peninsula.

A photographic album of some of the usual sight-seeing places in Cape Town from a bygone age when there was very little development in areas like Camps Bay, Sea Point, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay. Two lovely photographs of boating at Lakeside.

Price – $53.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Cape Town in the Twentieth Century. An Illustrated Social History.

Some wrinkling on half-title page with mild abrasions on the verso. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Cape Town Pictures – A collection of fifteen Photographic Views

This book contains 15 beautiful black and white images of iconic Cape Town landmarks, including Table Bay, Adderley street and Parliament.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Cape Town. The Making of a City. An Illustrated Social History.

The changing character of the city from the beginning of the 17th century portraying the varied lives and experiences of its inhabitants under Dutch and British Rule. Illustrated throughout with paintings, amps and photographs. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Cape Town. Then and Now.

A visual portrait of Cape Town using rare archival photographs with contemporary views portraying the changing Cape Town scene from the 1880s to 1930s. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-130.00)

Cape Town…The Receding Years – a photographic and historical collection.

A collection of 51 photographs reproduced in sepia. The photographs of Cape Town range from 1880 to 1920.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Centenary Album; Pretoria’s First Century in Illustration

With numerous black and white illustrations. Previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Charter Royal

Research into, and debunking of the myths of early Rhodesian history, with particular reference to the BSA Company and Cecil Rhodes. 185pp.


Price – $12.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Charter Royal.

Blue paper cover boards with edge wear. Foxing to all edges and pastedowns with small area of tape residue on front pastedown. Previous owner’s name on fep. Contents and black and white photographs clean and tightly bound.

Price – $17.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Christian Doctor and Nurse

Limited edition 131/950. The history of medical missions in South Africa from 1799-1796



Price – $30.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Chronik von Deutsch-Sudwestafrika 1883-1915

History of South West Africa under the occupation of the Germans from 1883 to 1915. Clean sound copy. Some wear to edges of dust jacket.

Price – $46.00 (ZAR-420.00)

Coastal Memories. Muizenberg – St James – Kalk Bay. 1870-1920

Self-published and signed by the author on title page. Pictorial boards. Small bump on bottom edge of front cover. Otherwise a very good, clean and well bound edition.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Coloured – A profile of two million South Africans

The economic, social, political and cultural roles of the Coloured community, written at a time when it was apparent that military and political pressure was forcing changes on the apartheid government. Changes were taking place in laws and political structures as this book was written. 564pp.


Price – $26.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Copper Mining in Namaqualand 1846-1931. Aspects of the history.

“From the library of” stamp on title page. Light foxing to front and rear prelims as well as top edge. Black and white photographs. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)