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Remarks on the Disease lately described by Dr. Hendy under the appellation of the Glandular Disease of the Barbadoes. Together with: A Letter to Dr. Martin Wall by Richard Kentish; Directions for an Extension of the Practice of Recovering Persons Apparently Dead; and Relief from Accidental Death or, Summary Directions in Verse by Alexander Johnson. Four titles in one.

Four exceedingly rare medical texts bound into one. The first, “Remarks on the Disease…”was published in 1785 and is 144 pp. This followed by an 8 page letter by Dr. Kentish to Dr. Wall, in which he describes a curious case afflicting an Italian musician in Oxford. Published 1786. Then “Directions for an Extension of the Practice of Recovering Persons Apparently Dead…”is an 8 page discourse on early CPR, followed by the rendering of the previous instructions into a verse over 16 pages, published in 1789.

Price – $1500 (ZAR-16000)

Gelatin Silver Print: Ovamboland Shelter

The print is faded around the edges. Along the edges of the verso: remnants of the paper it was pasted to and removed from.
Two Europeans and two Ovambo men with two camels, all in front of a large shelter built around a tree.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)

Gelatin Silver Print: Ovambo Warriors

The print is faded around the edges and marked at the top edge with foxing. The verso contains remnants of the paper it was pasted to and removed from along the edges.
In this photograph a group of Ovambo warriors, carrying spears, knobkierries and sticks are positioned in front of a field of maize. Two Europeans appear at the front and to the sides, one with a fly whisk.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)

Cabinet Photograph: Jeppestown Grade 4b

Image slightly faded and card worn with abrasions to the verso. One corner dog-eared.
In 1890, just four years after the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand, realising a great need for education for the children of the mineworkers, the Anglican Church established St Michael’s College in Troyeville. The buildings of the School were bought by the Witwatersrand Council of Education in 1897 and the School was renamed the Jeppestown Grammar School. Financial difficulties forced the parents to assume responsibility in 1898. It was closed for the duration of the Anglo Boer War and in 1902 re-opened its doors. It became a government school, one of the so-called Milner Schools, in 1903 and renamed the Jeppestown High School for Boys and Girls.

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-300.00)

A Early 20th Century Transvaal Photographic Album

166 Photographs of the TUK (University of Pretoria) campus, the Union Buildings, ships, the Transvaal countryside etc. Bound in grey cloth covered boards. Spine limp and some leaves detached. Photographs mostly VG, some loose.



Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

A Photographic Album of Rhodesia and South Africa

An album of Southern African, colonial domestic life including wedding photographs, the beaches of Durban & the Royal visit of Prince Edward (later Edward VIII) to South Africa. Removable leaves, rope bound in paper covered card wraps with gilt device and lettering to front wrap. Some scuffing to the wraps, but overall good +. 212 Photographs, mostly very good.





Price – $26.00 (ZAR-300.00)

A Photographic Album of the Cape

116 Photographs of life at the Cape in the early 20th century. Many of Muizenberg beach, the vlei at Lakeside, Wynberg etc. Bound in green pictorial cloth covered boards. Spine and front board partially detached, some leaves loosed. Photographs good to fair.




Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

A Photographic Album

Photographs, mostly of the South African countryside, 133 in total, dating from the early 20th Century. Some photographs of steam trains and one of the station at Elandshoek, 40 km West of Nelspruit. Bound in red, pebbled cloth with gilt lettering to front board. Edges and corners of boards worn and scuffed, spine missing and many leaves loosed and foxed. Condition poor overall, but most photographs good.




Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

A Photo Album: Mostly Cape Scenes

108 Photographs. 4 – 6 per page. Mostly scenes from the Cape coast, some nature scenes, portraits and buildings c. 1904. Most photographs good, some faded. Binding in tact but worn. Inscription to the front paste down, Johannesburg, 1904.




Price – $34.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Old Cottage and Domestic Architecture in South-West Surrey, And Notes on the Early History of the Division

Sketches and descriptions of the various components of cottages and town houses in the area. With b/w illustrations and a fold out map. Bound in green cloth boards with gilt titles to front board. Spine missing and boards detached, some leaves loosed from binding. Leaves age toned. A poor to fair copy.

Price – $33.00 (ZAR-400.00)

The Natural History of Plants Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, And Distribution

Set of 2, translated from the original German. Complete with all plates. Both vols fair, with boards partially or completely detached, spines missing, leather worn and scuffed. Text and plates good overall with light foxing to leaves. A fair binding copy.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-600.00)

The Unfolding Man: The Life and Art of Dan Rakgoathe

Artist’s monograph. Bound in pictorial card wraps. Illustrated in b/w and colour. Some soiling to the edges and creasing to the front wrap and first few leaves. Soiling to some of the leaves. With water damage and highlighter marks.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Remembering Irma

A commemorative memoir, illustrated in b/w and colour. Bound in laminated, pictorial, card wraps Light foxing to the top edge, text block slightly cocked. Title page inscribed and signed by the author. A very good copy.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-160.00)

On The Threshold Of Central Africa

“A record of twenty years’ pioneering among the Barotsi of the Upper Zambezi.” Illustarted in b/w throughout. Bound in red cloth boards, rebacked, with original spine cloth pasted down. Scattered foxing throughout, rubbing to boards and edges browned. Overall good.

Price – $110.00 (ZAR-1400.00)

Henry Moore. Photographed and edited by John Hedgecoe. Words by Henry Moore

Over the last fifteen years John Hedgecoe has taken many thousands of photographs of Henry Moore at work and on holiday, relating the man to the sources of his inspiration–the land, the sea, the sky,natural objects, flintstones, trees, landscapes, and above all to the human form. The words are by Henry Moore himself. Large, generously illustrated in both b/w and colour. In original slip-case. Bound in brown cloth covered boards with white titles and black decoration. Dents to the foot edge of the binding, possibly due to weight. Slipcase very good, with bookseller’s label to rear, some dents and creases.


Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Adoons-Hulle Dons Op

Afrikaans comic book about a family of baboons. B/w illustrations, text in Afrikaans. Bound in laminated pictorial paper covered boards. Bookseller’s stamp to corner of f.f.e.p. Overall condition VG.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Cape Cottages

Volume on traditional and colonial Cape cottages. Illustrated throughout with numerous b/w photographic reproductions and floor plans. Bound in laminated pictorial card wraps with white titles to spine. Spine chipped and torn at foot extending to rear wrap, but binding remains in tact. Limited to 500 copies of which this is No. 221. Overall a very good copy.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-700.00)

The Ardernes & Their Garden

A volume chronicling the family history of the Ardernes and their garden in Claremont. With some b/w illustrations. Bound in laminated pictorial paper covered boards. Slight age toning to the leaves, else a VG + copy.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Burnett’s first children’s novel, illustrated by Reginald B. Birch. Bound in red, pictorial cloth covered boards, with decorative spine. Edges are spotted and there is light foxing through the leaves and to the endpapers. Corners are lightly bumped and scuffed. Ink inscription to front paste down, dated 1924. Binding is neat and tight. Overall a good to VG copy.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

The Seaweeds of the Tsitsikama Coastal National Park / Die Seewiere van die Tsitsikama-Seekus Nasionale Park

A booklet with parallel Afrikaans and English descriptions of the various seaweeds found along the South African coast, specifically along the sea border of the Tsitsikama National Park with an illustration, by the author and in colour, of each seaweed discussed. Bound in pictorial card wraps. Spine shows creasing, otherwise a very good copy.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Gladiolus in Tropical Africa

A study in the systematics, biology and evolution of the genera. Fully illustrated with colour plates and representative sketches and maps. Bound in brown, cloth covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Book and dust jacket very good, dust jacket with small scratch to outer edge of front panel.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

David Hicks on Decoration – 5

Hicks’ 5th book in the series on interior decorating. Illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Bound in red cloth covered boards with gilt titles to front board and spine. Book and just jacket both very good +.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-850.00)

Dr Robert Broom

A biography, appreciation and bibliography of the paleontologist and physician. With numerous b/w photographic plates. Bound in quarter leather and paper covered boards with gilt titles to spine and publisher’s device in gilt to front board. Top edge dyed. A very good + copy.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-270.00)

Anton Anreith: Africa’s First Sculptor

A brief biography followed by a section of b/w photographic illustrations of the artist’s work. Bound in brown cloth covered boards with gilt device to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Ink scrawls of S.A Rochlin and A.A. Balkema to f.f.e.p. Dustwrap creased and rear panel somewhat soiled. Edition limited to 405 copies of which this is No. 405.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-420.00)

The False Bay Story

The last of a trilogy of books on the sea approaches of the Western Cape. Illustrated with 110 monochrome and colour pictures, showing life in False Bay in all aspects. Bound in blue, paper covered boards with white titles to spine. Some shelf wear to board edges. Browning to endpapers and light foxing to text. Edges are browned. Dustwrap with some creases to rear panel. Bookseller’s label to front paste-down.

Price – $37.00 (ZAR-450.00)