Comdt. Holden Bowker. An 1820 Settler book including unpublished records of the Frontier Wars.

Holden Bowker arrived in Algoa Bay in 1820 on the Weymouth. “This is the story of his extraordinarily interesting life – first hand accounts of troubled times on the frontiers – enterprising, adventurous and fearless. Recounted with the aid of several rare old Africana documents, two of which have never before been published.”

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Cornish Immigrants to South Africa

“The Cousin Jacks’ contribution to the development of mining and commerce / 1820-1920. Cornwall background and history, 1820 Settlers, Miner-immigrants to Namaqualand, Kimberley, Witwatersrand, Lists of names of immigrants. ” 122pp, with some black and white plates.



Price – $80.00 (ZAR-800.00)

Correspondence relative to the Annexation to this Colony of the St John’s River Territory

25pp, age toned and with chips and tears.
Cape of Good Hope. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of His Excellency the Governor.

Price – $35 (ZAR-360)

Daglemier in Suid-Afrika: Oorsig van die Geskiedenis van Suid-Afrika, van die Vroegste Tye tot 1881

Past owner’s bookplate pasted on front endpaper. Top corners of boards slightly bumped; top fore edges of pages foxed. DW has chips and tears top and bottom with small pieces missng at top of spine.

Daughters of the King

The Story of St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls, Pretoria, 1879 – 1979. With numerous black and white illustrations.



Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

David Livingstone; South African Papers; 1849-1853; Second Series No. 5

A book focusing on Livingstone’s experiences in South Africa and his views on South African policy. With 3 black and white illustrations and 1 fold-out map.


Price – $32.00 (ZAR-320.00)

Deutsche Frau in Südwest – Den Erlebnissen einer Farmersfrau in Heutigen Afrika Nacherzählt

The experiences of a German farmer’s wife in South West Africa. Illustrated by numerous b/w photographic plates.

Price – $20 (ZAR-220)

Die Groot Trek: Die Eerste Drie Jaar

This is the second installment of the series that tells the tale of the Groot Trek of the boers in South Africa in the 1830’s.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-70.00)

Die Kaapse Kopersmid : ‘n Oorsig Van Die Kopersmids wat sedert 1662 aan die Kaap die Goeie Hoop Gewerk Het, met Besondere Verwysing na die Materiaal, Gereedskap en Tegnieke wat Hulle Gebruik Het

Signed by the author on title page. Text is clean and clear with full colour frontis piece and black-and-white plates throughout. Boards and DW show slight general wear.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Die Malereien der Buschmanner in Sudafrika.

The art of the Bushman in South Africa. Text in german. Brown cloth boards with white print. Dust jacket bound into the book. Many illustrations, some black and white photographs and 3 colour plates. Some foxing throughout. Well bound.

Price – $190.00 (ZAR-2200.00)

Die Middag Voel na Warm As

The author farmed at Vredendal in the Olifants River valley from 1970 onwards. This book describes his struggle to understand his coloured workers. Text in Afrikaans.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Die Reis Naar Kaapstad Van Oom Gijsbert Van Graan En Sijn Ondervindingen Aldaar

In Dutch, with an illustration of Oom Gijsbert van Graan. Previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown.

Price – $36.00 (ZAR-360.00)

Dingaansdag. Soewenier Program 1838 – 1938. Honderd Jarige Herdenking.

Text: Afrikaans. Festival held at Rosebank’s exhibition grounds by the “Dingaansfeeskomitee Paarl Vrouelandbouvereniging.”

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Dorps. Small Towns of South Africa.

Photographing the small towns – a part of ‘Old Africa’ that is quickly disappearing.

Price – $85.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Drama at Ponta Delgada

Story of the Portuguese merchant ship Sao Goncalo, debris from the wreckage of which was found in Plettenberg Bay.With numerous b/w and colour illustrations.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Dreyfuss & Co Limited Catalogue

East London & Port Elizabeth. 170pp, illustrated catalogue of furniture and household goods. No date, presumably late 19th century or early 20th century.






Price – $120 (ZAR-1200)

Early Cape Printing. Vroeë Kaapse Drukwerk. 1796-1802. South African Library Reprint Series 1.

Text: English/Afrikaans. Bookplate on paste-down.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Een Eeuw van Onrecht.

Text: Dutch/Afrikaans. With introduction by Dr H J Kiewiet de Jonge. Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Eeufees-Gedenkboek van Ceres 1855-1955

Language: Afrikaans. Map of the area on front and rear pastedowns. No published date. Age-toning to page edges. Contents clean and firmly bound.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Englishman’s Inn. “Engelsche Logie”. An Account of the Experiences of the British Settlers and Colonists of Natal. 1824-1885

Limited to 1200 copies of which this is No. 1053. According to the Dutch sailors of the 18th century, the Englishmen chose to sojourn at Durban Bluff as it was then generally known, hence the name of the title. “In this account, we will meet the Settlers and Colonists, in many of their difficulties and hard experiences and also in their triumphs in the ‘Old Colonial Days’ of Natal… to achieve success in establishing civilised standards, bringing justice, peace, prosperity and honour to the Colony they loved so well. In doing so they introduced a British way of life and thought to enrich the culture of South Africa.” Some discolouration to the front and rear free end page. Light foxing to prelims and between pages 36/37. Smallish tide mark in the middle of the lower edge but does not affect the text. B&w photographs and illustrations. Dust jacket has large abrasion on rear panel, foxing as well as s tidemark and small stains on the verso.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Estimates of the Expenditure of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope for the Year 1867

57pp, some uncut. Bound with cotton thread, has remains of white stickers on 2 pages, a reference number and a pencil annotation on front cover.

Price – $17 (ZAR-180)

Felsbilder in Südafrika, Teil 1: Die Gravierungen auf Klipfontein, Kapprovinz

A German book about the rock art of the Cape Province. Includes black and white plates.




Price – $78.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Field Guide to the Eastern & Southern Cape Coasts

Hundreds of line drawings spread over 560 pages. Also 50 colour plates and numerous b&w photos. An invaluable reference for anyone interested in this coastal region.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Fish Hoek: Looking Back

Selective local history of the Fish Hoek area. Perfect bound in pictorial card wraps with titles to front wrap and spine. Very good, some creasing to front wrap.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Fishermen of the Cape

An illustrated depiction of the life of the fisherman of the Cape. Light foxing to the top, fore- and lower page edges.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)