Spirit of Place

Letters and essays on travel. Edited by Alan G Thomas. Dust jacket has some creasing and minor wear.In excellent condition.

Sport and Service in South Africa; The Diary of Lieutenant Robert Arkwright 1843 – 1846

Text is clean and clear.


Price – $42.00 (ZAR-380.00)

St. Helena: John Charles Melliss Esquire, A. I. C. E. , F. L. S. , Late Commissiner of Crown Property, Surveyor and Engineer of the Colony. A Reprint of Part of His Valuable and Inspiring Work Originally Published in 1875


Signed by Robin Castell. Illustrations throughout. DW shows only slight edgewear.

Südwestafrika; wirtschaftlicher Ratgeber und allgemeine Anleitung, besonders für Auswanderungslustige

South West Africa; Economic advice and general guidance, especially for those who are emigrating. With multiple illustrations – lacking map to rear. Text in
German.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-500.00)

The Beauties and Wonders of New Zealand

Booklet on some of New Zealand’s natural wonders. Illustrated in b/w. Bound in maroon card wraps with gilt titles to front panel. Some foxing to the wraps’ versos else VG.

Price – $17.00 (ZAR-180.00)

The Beginnings of Nyasaland and North-Eastern Rhodesia 1859-95

From the preface: “This is a story of British activity overseas, small in scale, but culminating in the creation of new political unities, embryonic states, in the interior of tropical Africa.” S.A Rochlin Ex Libris badge.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-180.00)

The Bowring Story

The History of the Bowring family which starts in the 18th century in Exeter with Benjamin Bowring, a watchmaker, and quickly moves to Newfoundland. There the family takes on a leading role as traders, sealers and as transatlantic carriers of fish from the Grand Banks.


Price – $20.00 (ZAR-170.00)

The Chatto and Windus Robins Series Vol I-VIII

6 Titles in 8 volumes dealing with the early and colonial era histories of the Zambian region. All vols dustwraps, with tears and chips and bound in blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Light, scattered foxing through all vols. Multiple fold out maps and illustrations.

Price – $140.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

The East India Company Journals of Captain William Keeling and Master Thomas Bonner, 1615-1617

A collection of writing, documenting one of the more important expeditions to Java, as told from the point of view of Keeling and Bonner. It is Keeling’s concern with the ‘mundane’ that makes this book so interesting, documenting the every day life of the crew, how they kept themselves occupied during the long voyages, how they dealt with issues of sickness and so forth. Includes fold out map of the journey.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-240.00)

The Eastern Seas : Being a Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. “Dwarf” in China, Japan, and Formosa. With a Description of the Coast of Russian Tartary and Eastern Siberia, from the Corea to the River Amur.

“With Map and Illustrations”. Book prize presented to Percy J L Smith for proficiency in Conduct and Application (See certificate pasted to the front paste down), 1884, by the Worcester Training College, now called the Thames Nautical Training College. Hinges have been restored with matching material. Text is slightly age toned. First and last few pages present with mild damp staining. Binding shows general wear.






Price – $1200.00 (ZAR-12000.00)

The Eldorado of the Ancients.

Rhodesiana Reprint Library – Silver Series. Volume 16. Facsimile reproduction of the 1902 edition with a new Foreword. Blue boards with silver lettering on spine and motif on cover. Includes 2 fold out maps with minor fox marks to the edges. 97 b/w illustrations. Foxing to top and fore-edge of pages. Edge-wear to dust jacket with rubbing on folds with two closed tears to top edge. Binding tight

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-150.00)

The Explorers, An Anthology of Discovery

Text is clean and clear. Previous bookseller’s label to the bottom of front paste down. Dw is price clipped and shows some general wear.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-70.00)

The False Bay Story

The third book of Jose Burman’s trilogy on the sea approaches of the Western Cape.


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Price – $47.00 (ZAR-450.00)

The Far Interior

‘Chronicles of pioneering in the Matabele and Mashona countries, 1874-1879.’ Bound in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt device to front board. Endpapers foxed and edges lightly spotted, but an otherwise very good copy.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-180.00)

The Far Interior. Chronicles of Pioneering in the Matabele and Mashona Countries, 1847-1879.

Frontispiece of Mizilikazi (as seen by Captain William Cornwallis Harris in 1836). Contents clean and firmly bound.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

The Fountain of the Sun

Account of travels through Ethiopia and the Ruwenzori. Illustrated in colour and b/w with maps, bibliography and index.

Price – $26,00 (ZAR-280,00)

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 Hunter is Death

The true story of George Rushby, a game ranger in Tanganyika, and his many adventures.




Price – $40.00 (ZAR-400.00)

The Ila-Speaking Peoples of Northern Rhodesia – In 2 Volumes

Bound in green cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Boards and spines are age worn, rubbed and vol 1 with white stains to front board. With multiple b/w illustrations throughout both vols. Endpapers browned, edges uncut.


Price – $165.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

The Kingdom of the Barotsi: Upper Zambezia

“A voyage of exploration in Africa, returning by the Victoria Falls, Matabeleland, the Transvaal, Natal and the Cape”. Multiple b/w illustrations. Rebacked with new, marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Two fold out maps to rear. Foxing to leaves, especially prelims and rear latter leaves. A VG copy in a neat, tight binding.

Price – $375.00 (ZAR-4500.00)

The Lake Regions of Central Africa: A Picture of Exploration: Vol 1

A combined ethnographic/geographic travel narrative of the author’s journey. Volume 1 of 2 only. Bound in green cloth covered boards with gilt titles and crossed out cataloguing information to spine. Boards faded with minor scuffing Ex library copy with stamps to front endpapers, title page, p 100 and rear paste-down, the latter also containing cataloguing information in ink and library slip mount. Edges yellowed, else a VG copy.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

The Life and Work of Charles Michell.

Dark cloth boards with gilded lettering on spine and lighthouse device on front cover.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-530.00)

The Little Karoo

An illustrated guide to the Little Karoo, with many colour plates, a map and recipes using ostrich meat. 142pp in English and German.




Price – $30.00 (ZAR-280.00)

The Log of the Tantallon Castle

Guilt to front board, spine and page edges bright. Minor shelf wear to boards. Some foxing to the prelims. Tissue gard to the frontis. 193pp + index. This is a well made book and is solidly bound.

The Marching Wind

Text is clear, with slight foxing. Numerous black and white plates. Boards show slight wear.



Price – $20.00 (ZAR-120.00)