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)

Journal of a Visit to South Africa in 1815 and 1816 with some Account of the Missionary Settlements of the United Brethren, near The Cape of Good Hope.

With a new introduction by Frank R Bradlow.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-800.00)

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)

Lost Communities, Living Memories. Remembering Forced Removals in Cape Town.

A record of shared oral histories and memories of some of the Capetonians who were relocated as a result of the Group Areas Act. Richly illustrated with photographs.

Price – $52.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Lost Trails of the Transvaal

A History of the Transvaal by Bulpin.


Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Lovedale and literature for the Bantu – A brief history and a forecast.

A supplementary book to a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Literature. Outlines the efforts of the missionaries to further the development of literature among the Bantu people. 111pp.


Price – $27.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Lovedale South Africa.

Lovedale Seminary in the Eastern Provine of South Africa was founded by Presbyterians of Scotland and opened in July 1841 to create a place of learning in which teachers and others could be trained for work in the schools and other departments of the mission and which would also form a centre where children of the missionaries and settlers could obtain their education. Price – $20.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Luderitzbucht – Damals und Gerstern.

Text in German. A photographic collection of the settlement and port at Luderitzbucht, Namibia circa 1905-1956. Edge-wear and scuff marks to laminated card wraps. Contents clean and well bound.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Many Cultures One Nation

A commemorative book of the inauguration of the President of South Africa 10 May 1994.






Price – $16.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Mariannhill and its Apostolate.

Origin of the Mariannhill Missionaries. Light blue cloth boards. Minor wear and tear overall with a 4cm closed tear on top of DW. Stained on the back.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-340.00)

Mariannhill. A Study in Bantu Life and Missionary Effort.

Previous owner’s details on ffep. Handwritten names on rear fep. Contents clean and tightly bound. Price – $29.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Marine Shells of Southern Africa

“A clearly written and carefully illustrated guide to the marine shells of the coast of Southern Africa.” Light foxing to front and rear prelims. b&w photographs.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Michaelhouse 1896 – 1968

229p with plates in black and white and colour.




Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Michaelhouse 1896 – 1968

Limited edition copy number 58 of 100. 229p with plates in black and white and colour.




Price – $33.00 (ZAR-320.00)

Miles and Miles and Miles

The story of a man’s lone war-time hike from Ethiopia to South Africa. With several black and white photographs.

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Miscast: Negotiating the Presence of the Bushmen

Signed by Pippa Skotnes and some of the contributors. An examination of the European interpolation of ‘Bushmen’ as a people, with running counter-narratives; illustrated in colour and b/w throughout. Bound in laminated pictorial card wraps. Previous owner’s signature on fep. Includes a loose pocket with an invitation to the initial launch of the book. Edges lightly foxed otherwise a very good copy.

Price – $300.00 (ZAR-3000.00)

Missionary Travels in Central Africa

With numerous illustrations and five maps. Previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-280.00)