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Villa and Cottage Architecture: Select Examples of Country and Suburban Residences Recently Erected. With a Fully Descriptive Notice of Each Building.

Large, illustrated architectural volume. Complete with 80 plates. Bound in half leather over red cloth boards, with raised bands, gilt decoration and gilt lettering to spine. Leather scuffed. Light, scattered foxing throughout. Marbled endpaper, else good. Some leaves partially loosed.

Price – $260.00 (ZAR-2800.00)

Among the Zulus and Amatongas

“…with Sketches of the natives, their language and customs; and the country, products, climate, wild animals, &c. Being principally contributions to magazines and newspapers” Green cloth covered boards with gilt devices to both boards and gilt titles to spine. All edges gilt. Expertly rebacked, preserving the original endpapers and spine. Bookplate of William Jardine to front paste down. Very good overall.

Price – $320.00 (ZAR-3500.00)

Skedels in die Sand

Afrikaans children’s adventure novel, part of “Die Swart Luiperd” series, this being number 12. Pictorial card wraps. Good, with leaves age toned and ink inscription to title page. Corner of final leaf chipped, about 3cmx2cm. Light foxing to versos of wraps.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Geheim van die Berge

Afrikaans children’s adventure novel, part of “Die Swart Luiperd” series, this being number 28. Pictorial card wraps. Very good, with leaves age toned and ink stamps to title page. Light foxing to versos of wraps, with crease to bottom corner of rear wrap.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-140.00)

The Kafirs Illustrated

Facsimile reprint of the original 1849 edition of coloured lithographs with introduction by Frank R. Bradlow. VG but spine missing.

Price – $205.00 (ZAR-2100.00)

Polymetis: or an Enquiry concerning the Agreement Between the Works of the Roman Poets, and the Remains of the Ancient Artists…

Large folio, illustrated throughout with fine copper plate engravings. Bound in full leather with 6 raised bands to spine and titles in gilt to one compartment. Boards are rubbed and scuffed. Large corner of leather (9cmx9cm) missing from front board. Binding has undergone numerous repairs, leaving some holes to boards, the top board being partially loosed. Original endpapers preserved, though significantly creased. Tide mark to frontis and age toning to leaves, but minimal foxing throughout. Complete with all plates. Good + overall.

Price – $140.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

Penthouse Vol. 1 No. 1

First ever UK edition of Penthouse magazine, published simultaneously in the USA and the UK. Paper wraps, mostly very good with some rubbing to front wrap, creasing to back wrap and some leaves. Staple bound and wraps slightly loosed.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-900.00)

The Religious Ceremonies and Customs of the Several Nations of the Known World. Represented in Above an Hundred Copper-Plates, Designed by the Famous Picart. Together with Historical Explanations, and Several Curious Dissertations. Written Originally in French; and now Published in English, with very Considerable Amendments and Additions. Vol I, III, IV, V & VI

Full leather folios with 7 raised bands to spines and compartments with gilt decorative devices and titles, mostly faded. Some chips to spines but all boards in tact and fast to bindings. New endpapers to all volumes. Minor insect damage to some some volumes. Extensive copper plate engravings throughout; complete except for single plate in Vol I dealing with the Christian religion. Bookplate of The Rev. Robert Spence to front paste-down of each volume. Browning to edges and small tears to some folding plates. Chips and rubbing to boards and usual browning to leaves, but very good copies overall though missing volume 2.

Price – $1000.00 (ZAR-12000.00)

11 Albums of Photographs

11 Albums of photographs documenting some of the architect Brian Mansergh’s (1897-1977) work: Land Bank, Culemborg Goods Terminal and others. Albums of various sizes, photographs and albums mostly very good.

Price – $110.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

Lighting the New House of Commons

Album containing 12 full page photographs, documenting the lighting in the British House of Commons, with accompanying descriptive slips pasted to opposite page. Ring bound in black pebbled cloth. Photographs, album and binding all very good.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Europeans Only

A collection of political cartoons by David Marais with an introdcution by Harry Lawrence M.P. Illustrated throughout in b/w. Colour pictorial card wraps. Light spotting to the edges and crease to front wrap else VG.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Pelargoniums of Southern Africa Vol 1

An illustrated and descriptive record of natural species of Pelargoniums. Notes on the cultivation and ecology are included along with detailed geographical distribution maps. Volume 1 only. Lacks dust jacket. Rubbing/insect damage to boards and spine. Bookseller’s label to title page. Good overall.

Price – $43.00 (ZAR-450.00)


Companion volume to ‘Mani’ – another travel account concerning modern Greece.
Bound in blue cloth covered boards with titles to spine and device to top board, both in gilt. Small bookseller’s label to corner of front paste down. Edges browned and slight toning to the half title. Dust jacket slightly chipped at head of spine. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-550.00)

The Letters of Lady Anne Barnard to Henry Dundas

Letters ‘from The Cape and elsewhere / 1793-1803 together with her journal of a tour into the interior and certain other letters.’ Illustrated in b/w throughout. Paper covered boards with faux leather spine – gilt device to front board and gilt device and lettering to spine. Very slight browning to enpapers. DW good with some insect damage to flaps and tide marks to spine. A very good copy overall.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-390.00)

Sunburnt Sketches of Africa, South, East and West

Profusely illustrated in b/w and colour by the author. Pictorial paper covered boards with cloth spine. Browning and light scuffing to the boards and age toning to the leaves. Overall very good.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Voyage De M. Le Vaillant Dans L’Interieur De L’Afrique par Le Cap De Bonne-Esperance. Plus the Second Voyage

This is the rare, large paper first edition of this work, in one volume, together with the large paper first edition of the Second Voyage. The first voyage is complete with an uncoloured frontis, two uncoloured plates and nine fine hand-coloured plates including the expurgated plate of the ‘Hottentot’ woman. Sold together with the two volume Second Voyage, complete with twenty-two plates including five folding, as called for. Published in 1796. First Voyage bound in full calf with a decorative ship device repeated on the spine. Gilt edges all round. The two volumes of the Second Voyage in paper covered boards with a marbled leather effect. Page edges dyed red.

Price – $5500.00 (ZAR-70000.00)

Journal of my tours Round the World

The author’s travel accounts from a wide range of areas. Bound in blue cloth covered boards with black devices and titles to front board, and gilt titles to spine. Leaf edges browned and moderate foxing to prelims. Elaborate, decorative inscription and author’s signature to f.f.e.p. with a closed, 7cm tear to the gutter/lower corner of the endpaper. Light foxing throughout the leaves.

Price – $240.00 (ZAR-1650.00)

Forgotten Shipwrecks of the Western Cape

Illustrated in b/w and detailing shipwrecks off the coast of the Western Cape. Illustrated in b/w and bound in laminated pictorial card wraps. Binding partially loosed from text block. Good overall.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Barrier of Spears: Drama of the Drakensberg

A comprehensive account of the Drankensberg mountains, illustrated in b/w and colour. Bound in blue, paper covered boards with white titles to spine. Some browning to the edges and verso of DW, else VG. Title page signed and inscribed by the authors.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-220.00)

The Orange Fairy Book

First edition of this collection of children’s stories, illustrated in b/w and colour. Bound in orange cloth covered boards with devices in gilt to front board and spine and gilt titles to spine. AEG. Contemporary bookplate and bookseller’s label to front paste down. Contemporary ink inscription to f.f.e.p. Some spotting to the prelims and partial cracks to gutters; leaves remain neat and tight. Overall good.

Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

The Pink Fairy Book

A later edition of this collection of children’s stories, illustrated in b/w by H.J. Ford. Boundin pink, cloth covered boards with gilt devices and lettering to spine. Some tide marks to front board and light general scuffing to binding. Contemporary inscription in ink to f.f.e.p. Text and illustrations crisp, clean and neat. A good copy overall.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-850.00)

The Secret Garden

Good first edition of this children’s classic, illustrated in colour. Bound in green cloth covered boards with gilt decoration and titles to front board and spine. Small, 1cm chip to bottom of cloth spine, with head lightly frayed. Rubbing to board edges. Fore and lower edges foxed, moderate foxing throughout the leaves. Contemporary ink inscription to half title. Complete with all tissue guards. A good copy overall.

Price – $370.00 (ZAR-3800.00)

Fish Hoek: Looking Back

Selective local history of the Fish Hoek area. Perfect bound in pictorial card wraps with titles to front wrap and spine. Very good, some creasing to front wrap.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)


Large photobook, illustrated in B/W and colour. Brown paper boards with silver titles to front board and spine. Top edge spotted, ink inscription to f.f.e.p. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Poisonous Plants of Southern Africa That Cause Stock Losses

A comprehensive and authoritative guide to plants that cause stock poisoning. Illustrated in full colour. DW fair with fraying and tears to edges. Light foxing to the text.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-150.00)