Old Pretoria / Ou-Pretoria

A brief history of Pretoria’s Voortrekker period. Text in English 78pp and Afrikaans 84pp. Bound in pictorial paper wraps. Previous owner’s rubber stamp ex-libris to verso of both wraps.A very good copy.


Price – $17.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Old Pretoria = Ou Pretoria

Soft cover booklet. With pictorial grey paper wraps. Top-to-tail text in English and Afrikaans dealing with the history of the city’s Voortrekker period.

On the Wings of Fire

“A narrative of odd and unusual characters and queer, remote places along the flamingo coast from Swakopmund to the Cape.” With numerous illustrations.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Onder de Vierkleur

A tale from the time of the Jameson invasion. This book is part of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Historie Bibliotheek.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Onderwys Aan Die Kaap Onder Die Kompanjie 1652-1795

A history of teaching and schools under the VOC.

One Hundred Years of Victoria West 1859-1959.

Green cloth boards. Minor discolouration to feps. DW chipped and buckled on edges with 1cm closed tear and some foxing on the inside. A clean and tightly bound book.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Oorlogsjoernaal van S. J. Burger 1899 – 1902

With numerous black and white illustrations and four maps.



Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Oos Wes Tuis Bes Distrik Ses

Black and white photographs by Chris Jansen and poetry by Adam Small, mainly in Afrikaans.





Price – $60 (ZAR-850)

Pale Native

“Memories of a Renegade Reporter” 286pp, ” a story filled with drama, about the risks of investigative journalism on the front line.”

Price – $10 (ZAR-130)

Pelorus Jack: The White Dolphin of French Pass, New Zealand With Maori Legends + Postcard

Pamphlet on the famed white dolphin Pelorus Jack. Illustrated in monotone with a map. Bound in paper wrappers, with chips around the edges and tear to the front wrap. Text VG. Postcard VG and unused.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Philip Brothers’ Complete Illustrated Catalogue

Philip Brothers were based in Port Elizabeth and supplied building materials and tools, agricultural implements, furniture, saddlery etc. 355pp. No date. Presumably early 20th Century.






Price – $93 (ZAR-950)

Pik Botha en sy Tyd

A humorous biography of an inspiring politician. With personal interviews and correspondence with authoritative South African figures, Botha’s verses, and personal documents. Text in Afrikaans.

Price – $35 (ZAR-350)

Pioneer Port

A history of East London with numerous black and white photographs. This edition is limited to 1,500 copies of which this is no. 308.




Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Pioneer, Premier and Adminstrator of Natal

End pages and page edges are foxed otherwise good sound copy. 275pp, with some illustrations.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Pioneer’s Path – Story of a career on the Witwatersrand

250pp, some black and white plates. End pages browned. Good condition.




Price – $18.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Port Natal

‘Many fascinating stories of pioneer life as it developed around the much frequented Port Natal.’ With numerous illustrations. Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. Minor foxing to endpapers. Dust jacket has crease and 4 cm tear to top of back, chipping to tail of spine and some foxing.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Postmarks of the Cape Of Good Hope – The Postal History and Markings of the Cape of Good Hope and Qriqualand West 1792 – 1910

Includes the famous strikes, with an introduction by F.W Collins, an internationally recognized doyen in the field of Cape postal history. Includes several black and white, as well as full colour images.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-740.00)

Precis of the Archives of the Cape of Good Hope : Letters and Documents Received, 1649-1662 (part 1)

Dutch text with parallel English precis. Title page marked, with neat ink inscription. Ink signature also on front cover.. One prelim has insect damage. Spine and back cover have been repaired.

Prehistory of the Transvaal

The story of prehistoric man in the Transvaal.




Price – $32.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Progressive Rhodesia

Pictorial retrospective on North and South Rhodesia and the industrial progress made in the colony. Card wraps detached Previous owner’s bookplate to first blank page. Leaves are sparsely foxed and age toned.

Price – $68.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Rediscovering the Cape Glass Company at Glencairn.

History and archaeology of an industrial enterprise 1902 – 1906. Some foxing to paper edges. Owner inscribed. Contents clean and well bound.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-320.00)

Regency Cape Town

“Daily life in the eighteen-thirties illustrated with the hitherto unpublished Johannesburg Album of sketches by Sir Charles D’Oyly, together with his other Cape Town drawings and those of Frederick Knyvett.” 174pp

Price – $42.00 (ZAR-420.00)

Report from the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the allegation contained in the Petition of Geo. Holloway

“who alleges to have suffered great loss on account of the Anti-Convict Agitation” 22pp, some uncut.

Price – $38 (ZAR-400)

Report of a Select Committee appointed by the House of Assembly to consider the opening of Meiring’s Poort

13pp, mostly uncut.

Price – $43,00 (ZAR-450,00)

Report of the Chief Inspector of Public Works for the year 1878 – with Appendices.

“Cape of Good Hope. Ministerial Department of Crown Lands and Public Works. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of His Excellency the Governor. 1879” 37pp, a foxed spot in top left corner of some pages, otherwise good.

Price – $19 (ZAR-200)