Drama at Ponta Delgada

Story of the Portuguese merchant ship Sao Goncalo, debris from the wreckage of which was found in Plettenberg Bay.With numerous b/w and colour illustrations.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Drie Swerwers in Suidwes

Text: Afrikaans. A true story of adventure and endurance undertaken by the author and two friends who spent two and a half years as primitive hunters in the Namib Desert.

Price – $27.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Dwars Door Sumatra. Right Across Sumatra.

An introduction in Dutch and in English, followed by 28 photogravure plates showing scenes from a trip from Medan to Padang. Very good condition in lightly worn card wraps. Gift inscription to the title page and crease to the last plate. No date, circa 1920.


Price – $65.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Eight Bells at Salamander

The unwritten story of ships and men in South African waters, and some of the forgotten adventures and mysteries of the wide oceans that wash the shores of Africa and break on the lonely isles.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Elephant Island: An Antarctic Expedition

Past owner’s signature in red ink on half-title page. DW torn at top edge.

Emin Pasha and the Rebellion at the Equator. A story of nine months experiences in the last of the Soudan Provinces.

Illustrated red cloth boards with some insect damage, bumped and frayed corners. Head and foot of spine frayed. Binding shaken with some wear to the edge papers. Facsimile of Mahdi’s letter to the rear is missing.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Europe’s Discovery of South Africa

Published circa 1935.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Flug ins Schimpansenland: Reise durch ein Stuck Afrika von Heute

Ex-library copy with spine mark, ink stamp on verso of title page and pocket on back endpaper. Binding loose at hinges. Boards covered in contact plastic film, which has discoloured on inside edges of endpapers. Blurb pasted to verso of front flyleaf with contact plastic.

From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches. Letters of Travel. Vol 1 and 2.

Full blue calf prize binding with gilt decorations to spine and front board. Blue marbled end papers and page edges. Marbling to page edges is faded. Binding bright and clean with minor wear. Foxing to prelims with prize bookplate to the rear fep.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Game Viewing Camps of the Eastern Province of Northern Rhodesia

Giving information on the safari camps at the time, such as distances from major towns, costs and animals that could be viewed at the time.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Gedanken am Wege. Reiseplaudereien aus Deutsch-Sudwestafrika.

Text in German. Travel chats from German Southwest Africa. Circa 1910. Cloth boards with fraying, bumped corners and edge wear. Tide mark throughout on lower right corner of the book. Previous owner’s name stamp on pastedown and page 5 as well as handwritten in black ink on title page.

Price – $78.00 (ZAR-780.00)

Gerstäcker’s Travels. Rio de Janeiro – Buenos Ayres – Ride through the Pampas – Winter journey across the Cordilleras – Chilli – Valparaiso – California and the Gold Fields

Translated from the German. About half the book is dedicated the author’s travels in South America and the other half to his activities on the North American gold fields. New spine with gilt titles. Original red cloth boards with Nelson’s Modern Library devise in gilt to the front board. Double page colour frontis with a neat repair and one other double page illustration. New end-papers. Gilt page edges all round. Some scattered foxing.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1400.00)

Golden Tips.

” A description of Ceylon and its great tea industry.” 474pp with black and white plates.

Price – $42 (ZAR-450)

Golden Tips.

” A description of Ceylon and its great tea industry.” 474pp with black and white plates.

Price – $42 (ZAR-450)

Great River. The Story of the Orange River. (Signed by the author)

The author covers the story of the Orange River from the prehistoric peoples, namely Bushmen, Hottentots, to the explorers, eg Gordon, Le Vaillant, Burchell and others. 27 colour plates, 18 black and white plates, 11 images of figures and 4 maps. Erratum tipped in on front pastedown.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Great Zimbabwe – Mashonaland, Rhodesia – An account of two years examination work in 1902-4 on behalf of the government of Rhodesia

A work on some of the famous ruins in Zimbabwe, commissioned by the Rhodesian government of the time. ” The recent examinations of the district surrounding the ruins now show the ruins’ area to be far larger than either Mr. Theodore Bent (1891) or Sir John Willoughby (1892) Signed by Eric Axelson.

Price – $54.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Greek Style

“Here we discover the dramatic geographical range of Greece. Depicting century-old family estates, the turquoise and pink studio of a local artist, and the cliff-top and beach-front dwellings of new-comers.” With over 700 colour illustrations.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-330.00)

Guide to the Lake District with an Outline Guide for Walkers and a Special Section for Motorists

Ward Lock’s The Lake District. With foldout map of the district, three section maps and numerous illustrations. No date of publication; probably late 1940s. In good condition: a little foxing on top fore edges of pages and faded spine.

Handbook and Index to accompany a Map of Antarctica.

Produced by the Department of Interior. Includes a map of Graham Land. Paper covered boards are tanned with some marks. Corners bumped. General wear and tear. A 7cm crack along the gutter of spine at the bottom.

Price – $230.00 (ZAR-2200.00)

Helvedet Hinside Havet

‘En straffefanges optegnelser fra Guyana” 213pp, with black and white plates. In very good condition.




Price – $36.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Himalayan Journals

Himalayan Journals or notes of a naturalist in Bengal, The Sikkm, and Nepal Himalayas. Leatherbound with wear to edges and spine. Minor water staining to endpapers.

Home of Man – The People of New Guinea

Black and white photographs with poetry written by the people, translated into English.
About 100pp.

Price – $15 (ZAR-120)

Imaging the Arctic

“The first general account of the photography of the indigenous peoples of the North American Arctic.”

Price – $27.00 (ZAR-180.00)

In Darkest Africa or the Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria.

With one hundred and fifty woodcut illustrations. New end-papers. Spine and front cover have been replaced. Lacks map on Page 309. Ink stamps on three pages: verso of frontispiece, title page and Author and Publishers notes. Price – $65 (ZAR-500.00)

In Haunts of Wild Game. A Hunter-Naturalist’s Wanderings from Kahlamba to Libombo.

Property of and signed twice in pencil by H Rider Haggard. Illustrated tan boards with black and gilt lettering. General edge wear to binding. Water damage to spine and bottom edge causing a few pages to stick together. Water stain spreading inwards at the spine till page 368. Foxing to foldout map. Some loss to the edge of page 61 not affecting text.

Price – $500.00 (ZAR-5500.00)