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Historical Simon’s Town.

Vignettes, reminiscences and illustrations of the harbour and community from the days of the VOC and the Royal Navy with notes on administrators, personalities, old buildings, navigation and shipwrecks. Includes numerous photographs, illustrations, maps and colour prints. Previous owner’s name of ffep. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Vintage Cape Town.

Historic houses and families in and around the old Cape. Includes 140 plates, maps, portraits and illustrations.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Story of the Fish Hoek Valley – From the Beginning of Time.

Signed by the author. Uncommon and detailed local history. “The author, Malcolm Cobern, was born in Fish Hoek and has grown up with the place, for which he has as great an affection as his father had for the mountains of the Cape Peninsula, so much so that he became determined to record whatever is known about its history plus what by his own diligent research he was able to ascertain.” Monochrome illustrations and maps. Minor foxing to top and fore-edge of pages. Gilt on cover board has faded.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Postcard signed by Billy Meredith

Signed twice and inscribed by Metedith and dated 4.28.36.
“Dear Billy
Hearty congratulations to you & all concerned (sic.) on your splendid performance, best wishes for the future kind regards to (Joe Sp… & Jack Wooly?), yours faithfully Billy Meredith.” And signed and dated again to the front of the card in blue ink.
William Henry Meredith (30 July 1874 – 19 April 1958) was a Welsh professional footballer. He was considered one of the early superstars of football due to his performances, notably for Manchester City and Manchester United.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

Jakkals en Wolf (vierde versameling)

Text: Afrikaans. Two well known South African comic characters, namely Fox and Wolf who kept the public, old and young, entertained with their exploits. Blemish where library stamp has been removed.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Versamelde Gedigte.

Text: Afrikaans.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-140.00)


First collection of Afrikaans poetry and school plays for children to be published by a woman. Contents firmly bound.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-30.00)

Twee en Sestig Uitgesogte Afrikaanse Gedigte (met prentjies).

Text: Afrikaans/Dutch. The author was an important literary figure and was a leader in the fight for the establishment of Afrikaans as a written language. Gilt lettering and image on cover which is a little rubbed.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Africana Byways.

Sequel to Africana Curiosities. Topics covered are, amongst others: history of photographs and their place in South African history; reprints of Africana books; botanical illustrations of South African flowers; book-plates and Johannesburg newspapers and periodicals.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries; and of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa. 1858-1864.

Rear board replaced with contemporary leather board. Includes map and all illustrations. Marbelled end papers and page edges. Bookplate tipped in on front paste-down. Small tear to map.

Price – $400.00 (ZAR-4500.00)

The History of South African Rugby Football (1875 – 1932)

Rebound. Fully illustrated. Gift inscription in pencil on fep. Neat repairs to lower corners of frontispiece and title page.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

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

In 2 volumes. With one hundred and fifty woodcut illustrations. (Vol 1 – 1 map; Vol 2 maps) Original illustrated cloth. Some insect damage to the cloth boards.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2250.00)

Through the Dark Continent. Or the Sources of the Nile around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean.

2 Volumes. Vol 1 has 4 of the 6 maps. Vol 2 has 2 of the 4 maps. All plates present.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Ismailia. A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade organised by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt.

Vol 1 includes Publisher’s catalogue at rear. 23 plates/illustrations and large fold-out colour map. Map has a small closed tear to a fold. Volume 2 has 30 illustrations including map of Albert N’yanza.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Album: Africa Occidental. A Photographic and Descriptive Album by C Moraes.

Text: Portuguese. Part 3 of a 4 volume series. A rare anthropological photographic album of Portuguese-speaking West Africa featuring the Angolan landscape and inhabitants from the towns of Novo Redondo (now called Sumbe); Benguella and the Rio Quicombo river area. Photographs protected by tissue-guards.

Price – $300.00 (ZAR-3200.00)

China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture and social habits of that ancient empire.

Bookmender’s delight. 2 Vols. Vol 1 – 96 pages and Vol 2 – 72 pages. Ornamental gilding on boards. Finely engraved plates with cityscapes, landscapes, costumes, everyday life, etc. Circa 1843. Gift inscription on fep.

Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Spanish and English with a Continuous Commentary.

From the library of
‘St Josephs Convent, Panchgani,’
India (1920) written on fep as well as embossed on title page. Some age-toning to page edges. Foxing to prelims. Remnants of label on spine. Contents clean and firmly bound.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-300.00)

A Hunter’s Wanderings in Africa.

African Hunting Reprint Series. Vol. 5. This is a reprint of the 1881 edition with a new frontispiece and introduction by Prof James A Casada.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

From Moscow to the Cape. The Story of the Wienands of Waldeck.

This edition is limited to 1000 copies of which this is No. 218. Based on the life of Ernst Daniel Wienand who eventually settled in the Cape in 1818

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Ritual Magic.

A respected scholarly work that examines the books of ceremonial – the co-called “Black Books” ascribed to or used by the traditional magicians. The author’s aim is to discover if these works and the rites described therein gave rise to an entire art form in folklore, literature, music and art.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena.

Bestseller and winner of three literary prizes. Previous owner’s name on fep.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

People of the Veil.

Being an account of the habits, organisation and history of the wandering Tuareg Tribes which inhabit the Mountains of Air or Asben in the Central Sahara. Includes fold out map in very good condition and black and white photographs.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-400.00)

The Little Karoo.

Ten beautiful and emotional tales of people from the Karoo.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Lord Charles Somerset – Plantagenet in South Africa.

A biography of Lord Charles Somerset, Governor and Commander-in-Chief at the Cape of Good Hope.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Lady Herschel. Letters from the Cape 1834-1838

New Series No. 3. Lady Herschel accompanied her husband, Sir John Hershel to the Cape of Good Hope in 1834. Her letters together with their household accounts whilst at the Cape provide a wealth of information about life during their stay.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)