Taking Stock – Johannesburg Stock exchange – the first 100 years

“tells the story of the men who headed the institution during its long climb to respectability, and of the triumphs and disasters along the way.” 214pp, with colour and black and white photographs.


Price – $18.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Tales from the Old Karoo

“A collection of delightful stories – personal reminiscences, yarns, stories about real ghosts and imaginary people and many more – stories so strange they can only be true.”

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Terugblik van ‘n ‘Brugbower’

Signed by the author.

The ‘Prep’ Story

The story of St Andrew’s Preparatory School, Grahamstown, 1885-1970. 162pp with line drawings, plates and an appendix listing staff, and scholarship winners.



Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The 1820 Settlers. An Illustrated Commentary.

Tape residue to end papers. Limited edition of 200 copies signed by Guy Butler (see page following index). This is No. 44.

Price – $150 (ZAR-1800.00)

The 24th Regiment at Isandhlwana, The Zulu War 1879

The Antiquities of London

With 55 plates

With 55 plates

The Bechuanalands.

A Brief History of the Countries and their Postal Services to 1895. This copy is numbered 180 of 200 subscription copies. Blue cloth boards showing general wear and tear with small stain on the front. Narrow crack to hinge. Front end papers stained and foxed. Otherwise contents clean.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2000.00)

The Bend in the River: Adventures on a Limpopo Ranch

A collection of anecdotes, in a limited edition for private distribution, numbered ’68’ – signed and inscribed by the author. Sketch illustrations in b/w throughout. Accompanying bookmark included.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-450.00)

The Birth of the South African Village – Escombe

Local history of Escombe, part of the greater Queensburgh area of Durban. Illustrated throughout in b/w. Bound in green cloth covered boards with gilt titles to front board, sunning to spine and some tide marks to top and lower boards. Ink inscription to f.f.e.p. A good copy overall.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-350.00)

The Brenthurst Baines. A Selection of the Works of Thomas Baines in the Oppenheimer Collection. Brenthurst Series 1.

Standard edition of 850 copies bound in cloth. Richly illustrated. 10 oil paintings are reproduced and tipped in. Blue tint to top-edge.

Price – $110.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

The Cape of Good Hope 1806 to 1872. Aspects of the Life and Times of British Society in and around Cape Town. Brenthurst Second Series 10.

Standard edition of 850 copies bound in cloth. 128 illustrations including frontispiece. Green tint to top-edge which has seeped on some of the pages.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-1100.00)

The Cape of Good Hope being the Official Handbook of the City of Cape Town

Paper covered limp boards worn and split at the spine. Large folding frontis. Tape repair to the gutter at the title page. Some scattered foxing.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-250.00)

The Cape of Good Hope General Directory 1880

A directory and guide book to the Cape of Good Hope and all its dependencies, as well as the Transvaal, Griqualand West, Natal and the Free State, with a calendar and four maps. Missing leaf v-vi of the alphabetical index and the title page of the index to advertisements.





Price – $130.00 (ZAR-1350.00)

The Cape Town Gazette and African Advertiser August 16, 1800 – October 19, 1801

South African Library reprint series 10. Reprint of Cape Town Gazette, Dutch text with introduction by AML Robinson.

Price – $42.00 (ZAR-400.00)

The City of Pretoria and Districts

An official handbook describing the social, official, farming, mining, and general progress and possibilities of the administrative capital and districts.” With numerous illustrations.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-750.00)

The Early Cape Hottentots described in the writings of Olfert Dapper (1668); Willem ten Rhyne (1686) and Johannes Gulielmus de Grevenbroek (1695)

An invaluable, fascinating history of the earliest Cape inhabitants in Dutch, Latin and English (translations). There are periodic areas of foxing throughout the contents as well as on the lower page edge. Some splitting to front end papers.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-800.00)

The Edges of War

” A History of the Frontier Wars 1702-1878″. ” A new and entertaining account of the long struggle between Europeans and Africans.” 304pp, with some illustrations.



Price – $50 (ZAR-550)

The Far South – Where Oceans Meet.

Self-published by the author. Pictorial covers. “A brief history illustrated with postcards of a bygone era of Fish Hoek, Kommetjie, Simons’s Town and Cape Point.” Title page slightly marked. Minor wear. Contents clean and tight.

Price – $23.00 (ZAR-250.00)

The Findlay Letters 1806-1870

A selection of two sets of family letters – of the Findlays and the Schreiners’. Compiled from the originals in the possession of George Schreiner Findlay of Pretoria. Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. Clean sound copy. Dust jacket worn and torn.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-380.00)

The G. H. S. Queenstown, (Queenstown Girls High School)

Small stain at top of back board. Inscription on fep. 131pp, various b/w photo’s. A history of the sister school to Queen’s College.

The Genesis of the Diamond

Two volumes, with maps, photographs and sketches. Written by the manager of De Beers, who had followed in his father’s footsteps, both in the industry and in publishing a book on mining.

Price – $220 (ZAR-2200)

The Glittering Road.

Adventure in diamond country. Kimberley 1874-1876. Green cloth boards. Minor foxing and browning to pastedowns, prelims and fore edge. Minor chipping to DW with sunning to spine. Contents clean and well bound.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Golden Years: A Postcard Memoir of the Kalk Bay-Muizenberg Municipality 1895-1913

Laminated pictorial paper boards. Sunning to spine. Illustrated in b/w. Author’s inscription and signature in ink to front paste-down.


Price – $24.00 (ZAR-280.00)

The History and Social Significance of Motion Pictures in South Africa 1895-1940

Traces the history of peep-shows to ‘talkies’. Originally published as a PhD thesis at the University of Cape Town in 1946. Printed in a limited edition of 1000 copies.





Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1250.00)