Fish Hoek – Looking Back

From the preface – “This book is not meant to be a full history of Fish Hoek but is intended for those living here or visiting who wish to know more about the area.”

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-320.00)

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)

Fish Horns and Hansom Cabs. Life in Victorian Cape Town

From the jacket flap: “Even today, over seventy-five years after the Great Queen passed away, there still lingers in Cape Town something of the enchantment of the Victorian era. Fish Horns and Hansom Cabs brings back that flavour to the loveliest and most exciting of South African cities, in memories of its buildings, its people, its daily life, its amusements and sports, its snobbery and virtues. Some 130 photographs, chosen mainly from the remarkable private collection of Eric Rosenthal, accompany the narrative which is based on the author’s unique stock of South African knowledge.

This is the third volume in the Pictura Africana Series.

Condition: Very good, some foxing to the prelims.


Price – $20.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Fishermen of the Cape

An illustrated depiction of the life of the fisherman of the Cape.






Price – $52 (ZAR-500)

Floods and Gales in Cape Colony

Large b/w illustrated pamphlet with accounts of the storm which struck the Cape Colony, especially Malmesbury in September, 1905. Paper wraps with some fraying to the edges and thread loosed from binding. Japanese tissue repairs to some leaves evident. Light insect damage and foxing throughout. Inscription in ink to front wrap. Good overall.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

Flower Paintings of Kathrine Saunders

Light foxing throughout this b/w and colour illustrated volume, with botanical and biographical notes and explanations. DW good with multiple chips and tears. Bound in green, faux leather boards with gilt titles and devices to front board and spine.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Fortifications of the Cape Peninsula 1647-1829.

Soft illustrated card wraps. Minor edge wear to outer corner. Contents clean and well bound.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

From Frontier to Midlands: A History of the Graaf-Reinet District, 1786-1910

Occasional paper number 20; with 7 maps and multiple b/w illustrations.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Full Many A Glorious Morning

“A recent journey by rail and road in four countries of Southern Africa with the traveller going back on old tracks, striking out in new directions and moving along the highways and byways of memory.”



Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Fuzzversus, Police and Students in South Africa, Another View

Gandhi – The South African Experience

Swan “demythologises Gandhi” , challenging the orthodox account of him representing the labourers, saying in fact he represented the highest strata of the Indian community for most of his career here.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-480.00)

Gedenkschriften van Paul Kruger

Ex libris plate on fixed end paper. Foxing to end papers, pages lightly browned throughout.



Price – $22 (ZAR-200)

General Directory and Guide Book to the Cape of Good Hope and its Dependencies as well as the Border Republics – 1872.

In original board covers recently rebound into protective binding. Cape Argus Library stamp to calendar page.

Price – $180.00 (ZAR-1950.00)

General History and Social Life of The Cape of Good Hope.

Vol 1 of Botha’s collected works. Does not include the other two volumes. Faux leather boards with gilt and light blue lettering on spine. Light browning to fep with faint mark to lower right corner of half title page. Light age-toning to page edges otherwise contents clean. Binding tight.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Gentleman’s Walk

The Romantic Story of Cape Town’s Oldest Streets, Lanes and Squares. With numerous colour plates and a map of the town and fortress of the Cape of Good Hope in 1764.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Gentleman’s Walk – The Romantic Story of Cape Town’s Oldest, Streets, Lanes and Squares

‘Historical facts are interwoven with delightful glimpses in the past’. With numerous black and white illustrations and 11 colour plates. Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. Minor foxing to endpapers and page edges.

Price – $33.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Geological Survey of Natal and Zululand

A set of the three reports compiled after the geological survey of Natal and Zululand in 1901. Includes black and white plates and fold-out maps.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-700.00)

Gordon’s Bay – Jewel of False Bay

A historical account looking at the last 300 years specifically in Gordon’s bay. In this book you will information on some of the famous inhabitants, as well as churches, restaurants and so on.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-320.00)

Goud vir die Soeker : Die Verhaal van die Mense van die Boshoff-myne

Edges and corners of boards minimally rubbed. DW chipped at top and bottom edges and at folds, small piece missing at top of spine.

Goue Munte = Gold Coins

Parallel Afrikaans and English text. Comprises a brief outline of South Africa’s gold coins, and a survey of gold coins issued since the beginning of the 19th century in the rest of the world. Illustrated in colour.

Graaf-Reinet – A Cultural History – 1786 – 1886

272pp, illustrated throughout in black and white.

Price – $50 (ZAR-500)

Graves and Guineas, Kimberley 1871-1873

A description of life on the diamond fields in Kimberley in 1871-1873




Price – $29.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Graves and Guineas.

Adventure in diamond country – Kimberley 1871-1873. Green cloth boards with bumping to corners. Small scuffed area on half title page. Slight foxing to free end page and tips of page edges. Chipping, nicks, closed tears to DW with some loss to top of spine edge. Age-toning to photographs. Text clean and binding tight.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Here Comes the Alabama; The Career of a Confederate Raider

The full story of the American ship that inspired the song “Daar Kom Die Alabama”. Previous owner’s bookplate to front endpaper.

Price – $33.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Het Oudste Kaapse Zilver 1669 – 1751

208pp in Dutch with a summary of 16 pages in English. 28 black and white plates at end of book.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-250.00)