Rugby in South Africa

Introduction by D H Craven. Book was issued as part of the Jubilee Celebrations and to recall the past years of rugby in South Africa. Numerous b/w photographs of teams and players from the 1880s to 1963 as well as aerial photographs of main stadiums. Blue ink scribbles on rear fep

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Side-Lines, Side-lights and Reflections: Fugitive Papers of a Chalk Stream Angler

Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 2 pages publisher’s advertisements and extra A & C Black catalogue of angling books.

Silver Fern on the Veld : New Zealand Cricketers in South Africa 1953-54

Text clean and binding tight. Boards scuffed and stained, edges worn and mottled with insect damage. Spine faded with black ink mark near base.

Snow Kings of the Southern Alps.

An essay which began as an article in the pages of the London Spectator describing the the beauty of the mountains and nature in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Light card wraps. Fragile. Foxed.

Price – $25 (ZAR-280)

South African Sport 1914

Includes a collection of records of all branches of sport in South Africa at the time. Numerous black-and-white illustrations.

South African Sports

The first book devoted to South African sports, and a mine of information relating to late 19th century activity in the sports covered.

Springbok Saga: A Pictorial History from 1891

A fully illustrated history of South African Rugby from 1891-1977.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

The Alpine Regions of Switzerland and the Neighbouring Countries

Spine is quite damaged. Torn all along back seam so that back cover is unattached, with fraying to head and tail. Bumped corners, slightly frayed. Foxing to first 5 or so pages, and last 2 pages.

The Angler in Wales, or Days and Nights of Sportsmen. (volume 2 of 2 only)

Foxing and tide marks to the frontis, otherwise internally very good. Quarter black leather over worn marbled boards.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-550.00)

The Autobiography of Zola Budd

Signed by Zola Budd.

The Badminton Library – Big Game Shooting Vol I and II

These volumes deal with such topics as hunting elephant, Rhinoceros and other exotic big game. These volumes dealt with the growing rise in hunting in the 19th century in Great Britain and are highly sought after by collectors. Richly illustrated with full page plates and in text illustrations.

Condition: Some loss to the foot of the spine. Light foxing to prelims.

Price – $52.00 (ZAR-550.00)

The Complete Angler

“or The Contemplative Man’s Recreation” . With 74 wood engravings. 445 pages. Privately printed for the Navarre Society.





Price – $25 (ZAR-280)

The Cricketers of Vanity Fair

Full colour, full size reproductions of these famous illustrations. With a 20 pg introduction by John Arlott

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

The Fighters


On title page: Sigma Motor Corporation. Very slight edgewear to boards. Large item; will incur extra postage. Personal inscription on verso of half-title page.

The Fisherman’s Handbook. Trout, Salmon and Sea Trout with Notes on Coarse Fishing.

Reprint with corrections. An authoritative and comprehensive work. 85 drawings by Colin Gibson. 8 colour plates of various flies, 32 photographs and numerous diagrams.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-300.00)

the Fisherman’s Vade Mecum

A compendium of precepts, councel, knowledge and experience …..

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)

The Great Days

First edition. Blue paper boards with gilt lettering to spine, illustrated in b/w. Overall a VG copy with very light, scattered foxing. DW not price clipped with small amount of edge wear. Top and fore edges lightly spotted.

Price – $110.00 (ZAR-1100.00)

The History of South African Rugby Football (1875 – 1932)

Rebound. Fully illustrated. Gift inscription in pencil on fep. Neat repairs to lower corners of frontispiece and title page.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Laws and Principles of Whist Stated and Explained and its Practice illustrated on an Original System By Means of Hands Played Completely Through

Pages are age toned with illustrations throughout. Previous owner’s name with date inked to title page.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-180.00)

The South African Sporting Encyclopaedia and Who’s Who

First edition illustrated in b/w. Bound in olive green cloth covered boards with black titles to front board and spine. Boards are stained with damage to corners. Small nick in spine. Binding thread has come loose at Pg 184. Pgs 429 and 463 have bent corners. Soundly bound if a little cocked.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-280.00)

The South African Sporting Encyclopaedia and Who’s Who

First edition illustrated in b/w. Bound in olive green cloth covered boards with black titles to front board and spine. Covered with clear plastic and attached with adhesive tape to front and rear paste downs. A good copy.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-250.00)

The Springboks – History of the tour 1906-7

Commentary on the background leading up to the Springboks tour of the British Isles. Descriptions and scores of each match together with an account of the victorious team’s return to South Africa.Some cracking to the hinges of the spine. Pages slightly yellowed. Inscription on title page. 2 cm tear on contents page. Five black and white photo illustrations, including one of the team. Published c. 1908



Price – $466.00 (ZAR-3500.00)

The Varsity Spirit. The story of Rugby Football at the University of Cape Town. 1883-1963

Previous owner’s name on front fep. Numerous b&w photographs.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-150.00)

They Made Headlines

Includes twelve photographs of rugby’s greats in the sixties.Ink inscription to the ffep. DW shows little wear other than a sunned spine.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Trout Trails Revisited

Text is clean and clear. Contains numerous colour photographs. Boards show little wear.