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)

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.

Homesteads and Villages of South Africa

113pp plus black and white plates and many line illustrations. Traces the development of folk building in South Africa, includes artifacts, utensils and furniture too.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-600.00)

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



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

Hout Bay An Illustrated Historical Profile

History of Hout Bay, illustrated in full colour.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-600.00)

I’ll Sing You One-Oh!

The History of St Andrew’s Preparatory School, Grahamstown. Fully illustrated. With a foreword by Marguerite Poland.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Im Deutschen Diamantenlande

This book was written at the time that German Rule had reached its crescendo in South West Africa, with the Herero’s and Namas tribes having been defeated. Diamond excavation had begun at Kolmanskop, at the time of writing, the author had visions of the colony becoming a highway for Germany throughout Africa, anticipating a German controlled Railway Line stretching from Cairo to the Cape. Contains numerous photographic illustrations and sketches and one coloured fold in map. Ex libris badge.

Price – $145.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

Im Deutschen Diamantenlande

This book was written at the time that German Rule had reached its crescendo in South West Africa, with the Herero’s and Namas tribes having been defeated. Diamond excavation had begun at Kolmanskop, at the time of writing, the author had visions of the colony becoming a highway for Germany throughout Africa, anticipating a German controlled Railway Line stretching from Cairo to the Cape. Contains numerous photographic illustrations and sketches and one coloured fold in map. Ex libris badge.

Price – $145.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

Images of Mystery

Rock art of the Drakensberg. Discolouration and dog-eared to bottom corner. Small stain on fep.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-500.00)

In the Shadow of Table Mountain

A History of the University of Cape Town Medical School

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)

Kaapstadse Trienniale 1991 = Cape Town Triennial

Light general scuffng to covers; a neat clean copy.

Kalk Bay St. James: A Brief History Illustrated with Postcards of a Bygone Era

Brief history of the Cape peninsula suburbs illustrated in b/w and colour. Author’s signature in ink to copyright page. Staple bound booklet in laminated pictorial card wraps.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Kerksoewenier van Namakwaland. (Geskiedkundige Oorsig van die Tagtigjarige Bestaan van die plaaslike Ned.-Ger. Gemeente).

Text in Afrikaans. Historical overview of the eighty years existence of the regional Dutch Reformed Church & community (Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk) in Namakwaland. Includes black and white photographs, 2 maps and 3 drawings, one of which is of Simon Van der Stel’s camp in 1685. Edge wear to top and bottom of spine. Age-toning to fep. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-200.00)

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)

Kings, Commoners and Concessionares: The Evolution And dissolution of the Ninteenth Century Swazi State

Paperback with minor wear to edges and foxing to end papers. A history of the Swazi state

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)

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)

Leeuwenhof; Die Kronieke van ‘n Kaapse Herehuis

The history of Leeuwenhof in Afrikaans, with numerous black and white plates.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)