Historical Simon’s Town

Vignettes, reminiscences and illustrations of the harbour and community from the days of the VOC and the Royal Navy with notes on administrators, personalities, old buildings, navigation and shipwrecks.

Price – $78.00 (ZAR-850.00)

Historich Album van de Nederduische Gereformeerde Kerk in Zuid Afrika

200pp, in Dutch.

Price – $38 (ZAR-350)

History of Arbroath

‘Notices of the civil and ecclesiastical affairs of the neighbouring district’. With 8 pages of illustrations.

History of South Africa (1834-1854).

Includes 5 maps with light foxing mainly to the edges. Map XVI at page 316 has 2cm tear. Price – $22.00 (ZAR-220.00)

History of South Africa (1834-1854). The Republics and Native Territories from 1854 to 1872.

Repairs to spine and binding which is fully intact. Nicks to ffep page edge. Some pages untrimmed. Fold out map has 9cm tear along fold and 1cm tear at the left hand fold. Light foxing to prelims and last few pages. Price – $22.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Honneur Aulx Degnes : Roedean School (S.A.) 1903-1978

Boards slightly soiled. Book contains numerous black and white photographs. Shows slight foxing to flyleaf.

I Heard the Old Men Say.

“Secrets of the Cape that has vanished, and little-known dramas on the fringe of living memory.” Illustrations by Leng Dixon.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-170.00)

I Remember Cape Town.

Illustrations by Tony Grogan. Tanning to the pastedowns and around the fep edges with severe foxing to the prelims and last two pages. Foxing to top, fore- and bottom page edges.

Price – $23.00 (ZAR-250.00)

I Remember Cape Town.

Illustrations by Tony Grogan. Previous owner’s stamp on front and rear pastedowns. Tanning around the fep edges with a small price mark in ink in the corner.

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-280.00)

In the Land of the Settlers.

Issued by the 1820 Settlers’ Commemoration Committee of Grahamstown to mark the Pilgrimage on 3rd September, 1956 of representative groups over the original route used by the Settlers to their locations. Previous owner’s details on ffep. 5 maps and 9 illustrations. Age-toning and foxing to pastedowns and feps. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-350.00)

In the Valley of the Berg, or the Romance of a South African Town.

A composition project of the Gymnasium Senior Matriculation Class of 1924, describing sports, education, agriculture and social figures of that time.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Industrial Durban – Opportunities at Port Natal.

An informative book of the time for potential investors to Durban . 4 fold-out maps in very good condition. Some pages dog-eared. Outer covers chipped and buckled with a 1cm tear to top of spine.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Its Not All Greek: Neoklis’ Fish Hoek

A biography on the life of a Fish Hoek institution, Neoklis. His passion for art led him to open the Ithaca art gallery, which gave much needed exposure to up and coming artists. He was also known for his love of sports and gardening, as well as being the proprietor of the Fish Hoek Cafe.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Jeqe, The Bodyservant to King Tshaka. (Insila Ka Tshaka)

Translated from the Zulu by Professor J Boxwell. 6 b/w photographs.

Price – $36.00 (ZAR-360.00)

Jewry and Cape Society. The Origins and Activities of the Jewish Board of Deputies for the Cape Colony.

Small complimentary copy slip tipped in on title page. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-240.00)

John Blades Currey 1850 to 1900. Fifty Years in the Cape Colony.

Memoirs of John Currey. From the labours of soldiering, farming and copper mining to politics, eventually ending up as Steward of the Groote Schuur Estate in Cape Town.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Journey into Yesterday. South African Milestones in Europe.

“Roy Macnab takes the reader through Europe – tracing the links on the Continent and in Britain with South Africa. The search has taken him on many journeys and history lives again in these fascinating pages. The Portuguese navigators come to life; he talks with people who remember Kruger’s last journey across Europe; in France he follows the steps of the Huguenots; he discovers how the children of Longueval and the villagers of Castiglione keep alive the memory of South Africa’s dead in two world wars. In Britain he takes the trail of Rhodes and Livingstone, the Prince Imperial, the Boer Generals, Baines and Fairbridge.”

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Kilimanjaro and its People

‘A history of the Wachagga, their laws, customs and legends, together with some account of the highest mountain in Africa.’ With numerous b/w illustrations throughout the text. Rebound in green, cloth covered boards, with silver titles to front board and spine. Spine with white cataloguing information, crossed out in black. Edges slightly spotted and stained. Ex library copy with library stamps and blind stamps. Single plate partially loosed from binding, else VG.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Klip en Klei.

Includes his well-known “Oor Huise” article. Text in Afrikaans. Tiny piece of tape on ffep which was attached to gift card. Small stain to pages 62/63. Foxing on pages 112-115. Remainder of contents clean and well-bound.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Krieg und Frieden im Hererolande: Aufzeichnungen aus dem Kriegsjahre 1904

Bound in brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Title page inscribed by the Count of Stillfried und Rattonitz, 1906. Illustrated in b/w. Text in German, set in Gothic script. Some scuffing to the boards and light browning to the leaves. Corners lightly bumped. Overall VG-Good.

Price – $600.00 (ZAR-6500.00)

Lady Herschel. Letters from the Cape 1834-1838

New Series No. 3. Lady Herschel accompanied her husband, Sir John Hershel to the Cape of Good Hope in 1834. Her letters together with their household accounts whilst at the Cape provide a wealth of information about life during their stay.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Lady Herschel. Letters from the Cape 1834 – 1838

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)

Later Annals of Natal

A history of Natal. Blue cloth boards, gilt titles to spine. Bookseller’s label to bottom of front paste down. Some foxing to the prelims. Edges slightly browned. A very good copy.

Price – $24.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Like it was – The Star 100 years in Johannesburg

Commemorates The Star newspaper’s 100 years in Johannesburg. 260pp with many illustrations. Documents daily life in the city over the last century, including the development of apartheid and the black struggle to be given a political voice.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Lions and Virgins. Heraldic State Symbols, Coats-of-Arms, Flags, Seals and other Symbols of Authority in South Africa 1487-1962.

Signed by the author. This is No. 67 of 1000 copies. Illustrated with 125 photographs and drawings – a few in colour.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-420.00)