A Cradle of Rivers – The Natal Drakensberg

‘Takes the reader into some of the most remote regions of the Natal Drakensberg.’ With numerous black-and-white and colour illustrations. Slight wear to corners and chipping to head and tail of spine. Previous owner’s stamp to front free endpaper. Slight wear to edges of dust jacket, price clipped.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-280.00)

A Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical, and Historical, of Commerce and Commercial Navigation, Illustrated with Maps and Plans

Two volume set. Owner’s stamp on front fep and ownership label on front endpaper of both vols. Inscription in ink on front fep of vol. 1.Binding is tight and only very occasional marks on pages. Boards show general wear and water marking. Corners bumped. Spine labels of vol. 1 faded and one is partly torn off.

A Geographical and Topographical Description of the Cape of Good Hope

Van Riebeeck Society Series 1 Vol 4

Price – $150.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

A Guide to the Rock Art of Rhodesia

A small pamphlet “written more for the tourist than for the student of rock art.” Multiple colour illustrations.

Price – $15 (ZAR-160)

A History of New York

A history of New York from the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch Dynasty. Containing, among many surprising and curious matters, the unutterable ponderings of Walter the doubter, the disastrous projects of William the testy, and the chivelric achievements of Peter the headstrong, the three Dutch Governors of new Amsterdam. Leather spine and corners, worn on edges. Some foxing mostly to end papers.

A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa

Functionally repaired with new spine piece, new front free-end paper and re-hinged with linen tape. Boards are original and show some general wear. Binding is secure.

Price – $450.00 (ZAR-4300.00)

A Taste of South-Easter

Memories of unusual Cape Town characters, queer shops and shows, old bars, hotels and cafes and the panorama of the streets.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-170.00)

A Visit to London: Containing a Description of the Principal Curiosities in the British Metropolis

A Visit to London: Containing a Description of the Principal Curiosities in the British Metropolis

A Visit to London: Containing a Description of the Principal Curiosities in the British Metropolis

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A Voyage Along the Western Coast or Newest Africa

‘A description of Newest Africa, or of Africa of To-day and the Immediate Future’
Early colonial travel account interspersed with b/w photographic reproductions. Bound in green cloth covered boards, with gilt titles and device to front board. General rubbing and wear to binding. Original titles rubbed from spine, replaced with black titles and black cataloguing information,
the latter crossed out. Ex library copy with slip pasted to front paste down. Library stamps to title page, rear paste down and elsewhere. R.f.e.p. detached but present, with library slip pasted to it. Slip mount pasted to rear paste down. Hinge partially cracked at front endpapers.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-320.00)

A Voyage in the ‘Sunbeam’ our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months

Bound in pictorial brown cloth covered boards with gilt and black lettering and decoration to front board and spine. Scuffing around the edged of the boards and head & foot of spine. All edges gilt. F.f.e.p. – copyright page partially detached. Binding limp and cracked at pp.272-273 and rear endpapers, foxing to early and later pages. Ink scrawl to f.f.e.p. With numerous b/w engravings and log book charts to rear.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Aardrijkundig handboek van Zuid Afrika

The cover is damaged on the spine and chipped and torn on the edges. spine has been repaired with tape. With an attached folding map of South Africa drawn up by Henry Hall, which is torn on one section.Browning throughout. 166pp

Price – $75.00 (ZAR-750.00)


Black-and-white and colour plates throughout. Dw shows some wear, especially along the edges and some closed tears to the corners and top and bottom edges of spine.

African Hunter

Hunting and travel autobiography of the second cousin and once husband of Karen Blixen. Inscription to front paste down by William Vernon Bretsford, district commissioner Chimali Tanganyika, prolific writer on East Africa and Rhodesia. His compiled papers are held in the Yale University Library.
Bound in yellow cloth boards with black titles to spine. With 26 half tone illustrations. Some foxing and browning, especially to earlier and later leaves and edges. Boards with some marks, corners lightly bumped. Head and foot of spine with small nicks. Else a Good to Very Good copy.

Price – $450.00 (ZAR-5500.00)

African Incidents : Personal Experiences in Egypt and Unyoro.

‘With Portrait, Maps and Illustrations’. Pencil notes and previous owner’s name written in ink to ffep. Tape repairs to front hinge. Tape repairs to large closed tear to the title page. Pages are untrimmed. Boards show general wear.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-980.00)

Aggrey of Africa

“A Study in Black and White”. The life and travels of Aggrey, a teacher, an interpreter on Scott’s expedition to Ashanti, a professor in the USA amongst other things.
Ink inscription on front free endpaper from Healdtown.

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Algeria and Tunis in 1845. Volume 1 & 2

An account of a journey made through the two regencies by Viscount Fielding and Captain Kennedy. In half leather over green cloth. With 2 engraved frontispieces. Some rubbing to the leather and boards of both vols. Two small cataloguing labels to foot of each spine. Funchal English Rooms bookplate to front paste downs and rubber stamp to title pages. Frontis of vol. 2 present, but loosed. Leaves with scattered foxing and browning. VG copies overall.

Price – $230.00 (ZAR-2500.00)

Als Er Oorlog Komt Gaan Wij de Woestijn in : Een Moderne Robinsonade

Authorised translation from the German by Walter Ijzendraat. Book clean and binding tight. DW chipped top and bottom and slightly worn.

Amid Snowy Wastes. Wild life on the Spitsbergen Archipelago

Illustrated with two maps and 114 illustrations from photographs by the author. Ex-circulating library, with bookplates to the paste down

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul, and its Dependencies, in Persia, Tartary, and India; Comprising a View of the Afghaun Nation, and a History of the Dooraunee Monarchy.

Small library plate to the paste down of each volume and stamp to the title page and page 1 of each volume. Three plates and the map are all present. The map has been neatly detached and is without tears.The spines have been professionally rebacked on each volume and the set would be in very good condition save for a consistent level of foxing throughout both volumes.

Price – $980.00 (ZAR-9200.00)

An Artist’s Journey Along the Old Cape Post Road 1832-33.

Illustrated by 21 of his sketches, further illustrations and a map with notes and clues to the identity of the artist. Boards show slight general wear.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Andrew Smith’s Journal of His Expedition Into the Interior of South Africa 1834 – 36 / Edited and with an Introduction and Notes By William F Lye

‘An authentic narrative of travels and discoveries, the manners and customs of the Native Tribes, and the physical nature of the country’. Text is clean and clear with black-and-white illustrations throughout. Boards show very little wear. DW shows wear, scuffing and slight chipping. Ex libris to the ffep.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

Annual of South Africa 1949-1950

An annual dedicated to all of South Africa’s interests and activities.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Babylone et Mesopotamie

Volume 2 in the collection Les Hauts Lieux de l’histoire 163pp, 136 black and white photographs, 8 colour photographs. Text in French.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Before Van Riebeeck: Callers at South Africa from 1488 to 1652

A collection of accounts from callers to South African shores from published and unpublished documents. Illustrated in b/w with old engravings. Bound in olive green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Text is clean and binding neat and tight. DW good with small tears and some foxing.

Price – $36 (ZAR-430)

Book of Gates

A diary, with images, of a trip to Egypt.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-160.00)