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Outlines of Astronomy

Contains Plates I – VI and Plates A – C. Plate A is on thin paper, has a 19cm closed tear with edge-wear. Small bookseller’s stamp on free end paper. Marbled edges and end papers. Long split to front and rear end papers. Foxing to prelims with lightly scattered foxing throughout.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-650.00)

For Form of Prayers for the Feast of New-Year, according to the custom of the German and Polish Jews.

With an English translation, carefully revised. Pattered front free end page is loose. Edge-wear especially to spine edges which are frayed. Rubbing to spine.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-250.00)

American Notes for General Circulation.

1st cheap edition. A gift to Major Buist of Matjiesfontein when he was a boy in 1856. Torn page on Pg69. Long split at the gutter to front paste-down. Some untrimmed pages. Light scattered foxing.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Wars. War, Art, Racism & Slavery

‘A catalogue of Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection which was purchased by the National Maritime Museum [National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London] in 2002, having been assembled by Graham-Stewart over a period of 14 years. The Collection explores aspects of the West African, Transatlantic and Indian Ocean slave trades from the mid eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, and includes material relating to the abolition of slavery”

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Upon That Mountain.

The author’s account of his ascent of Mount Kenya, Everest and Nanda Devi expeditions. Inscription on front free end page dated 1944. B&w photographs. Some scattered foxing throughout as well as to the top, fore- and lower page edges.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-150.00)

The Shining Mountain. Two Men on Changabang’s West Wall

“A two-man, lightweight expedition climbing the fearsome and technically challenging granite wall of the Garhwal Himalaya.” Material by Joe Tasker. Foxing to the top, fore- and lower page edges.

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Notarial Signs from the York archiepiscopal records.

From the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research. A collection of notarial signs from the 13th to 18th centuries.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-260.00)

History in Glass

A coronation exhibition of Royal, Historical, Political and Social Glasses commemorating Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century events in English history. Bookplate and stamp of previous owner on prelims. Foxing to top and fore-edge as well as prelims and the odd page or two.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-1100.00)

A Handy Guide to Jewish Coins.

Judaeic coins of ancient times. Includes 9 b/w plates.

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Mahala 1.

Mahala is a free-thinking youth-orientated magazine featuring insightful stories, photo features, music and fashion that strives to report and represent what’s really happening in South African culture.

Price – $6.00 (ZAR-60.00)

Penrose’s Annual. Vol. XX of The Process Year Book.

Modern developments of the graphic arts in typography and bookmaking. Price – $18.00 (ZAR-200.00)

How to make Crepe Paper Flowers.

Complete with original fold-out pattern sheet (has small specks of foxing) and swatch board with samples of duplex crepe. Step-by-step illustrated instructions. 26 different flowers to make, eg. Apple Blossom, Pond Lily, Red Poppy, Sweet Pea, Wisteria and more. Previous owner’s details lightly written in pencil on 1st page. Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)

The International Review of Missions. The Forced Labour Convention of 1930. Vol. XIX. No. 76. October 1930.



Price – $17.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Journal of a Deputation sent to the East by the Committee of the Malta Protestant College in 1849.

2 volumes. Contains an account of the present state of the oriental nations, including their religion, learning, education, customs and occupations. Bookplate of previous owner, Rev. Burke on front paste-down as well as second name and date. Rev Burke’s name repeated on half-title page. Tide marks to a few of the pages. Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2000.00)

An Easy Zulu Vocabulary and Phrase Book with Grammatical Notes.

A useful booklet for anyone wanting to acquire a working knowledge of the language in everyday occurence. Price – $12.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Twelve British Embroiderers.

An in-depth look at twelve contemporary British Embroiderers from 1932 to 1983. Text in Japanese and English.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Embroidery in Religion and Ceremonial.

The author is a leading authority on the intricacies of the execution of ecclesiastical embroidery and the creation of vestments, etc for use within the church. Contents clean and tightly bound. Includes mainly black and white photographs with a few colour plates.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Twentieth-Century Embroidery in Great Britain 1940-1963.

Companion volume to Twentieth-Century Embroidery in Great Britain to 1939. The development of embroidery from 1940 through the war years of shortages and rationing, the increasing affluence of the fifties, leading to the ‘rebellion’ and permissiveness into the sixties. This culminated in a national acceptance of embroidery on a level with Fine Art and the inauguration of the new National Diploma of Art and Design in 1963. Biographies on leading embroiders of the time, eg. Dorothy Allsop, Beryl Dean and Kathleen Whyte are given. 9 colour and 187 black and white photographs.

Price – $31.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Twentieth-Century Embroidery in Great Britain 1964-1977.

Third volume of the history of the Twentieth-Century Embroidery in Great Britain covering the fourteen years following the inauguration of the National Diploma of Art and Design. 13 colour and 172 black and white photographs.

Price – $31.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Twentieth-Century Embroidery in Great Britain to 1939.

9 colour and 156 black and white photographs. A list of biographic profiles of leading embroiderers is given.

Price – $23.00 (ZAR-260.00)

Crewel Embroidery with Texture and Thread Variations.

Includes modern and traditional styles and intricate designs of crewel embroidery.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Quilt National – Contemporary Designs in Fabric.

82 quilts featured at the 1995 Quilt National show.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Samplers. Five Centuries of a Gentle Craft.

A lavishly illustrated book, the author charts the rise of the sampler in Great Britain and America from its 16th century origins to the present day. Samplers provide valuable documentation of changing fashions in needlework as well as to the social historian for their themes of family life, righteous behaviour etc.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

The Elements of Cotton Spinning.

Preface by Sir B A Dobson (Chevalier de la Legion D’Honneur). Numerous technical drawings of the functioning of spinning machines and operations which take place in the preparing and spinning of cotton.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Peer Gynt

“A dramatic poem by Hendrik Ibsen, illustrated by Arthur Rackham”. 256 pp, 12 plates, numerous line drawings.

Price – $180 (ZAR-1900)

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