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The War of the Axe, 1847. Brenthurst Series 7.

Correspondence between the governor of the Cape Colony, Sir Henry Pottinger, and the commander of the British forces at the Cape, Sir George Berkeley, and others. Illustrated end papers. Grey tint to top-edge with a few small marks. 55 plates including frontispiece and 4 maps. Dust jacket: Light cockling near spine. Some edge-wear and rubbing mainly to spine and folds. 4.5cm closed tear and a 4mm nick to top edge on rear panel. Sunning to spine.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-850.00)

The Defence of Ladysmith and Mafeking. Accounts of two sieges, 1899 to 1900, being the South African War experiences of William Thwaites, Steuart Binny, Alfred Down and Samuel Cawood.

Brenthurst Series 9. Illustrated end papers.

Price – $68.00 (ZAR-800.00)

Zululand at War 1879. The Conduct of the Anglo-Zulu War.

Brenthurst Series 10. Illustrated end papers. The text is extensively illustrated with contemporary material.

Price – $110.00 (ZAR-1400.00)

Robert Jacob Gordon 1743 – 1795. The Man and his Travels at the Cape

A well illustrated and researched biography of this fascinating and talented explorer, artist and military man. Signed by the author

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-950.00)

J H Pierneef. Pretorian, Transvaler, South African.

Duel English/Afrikaans text. Memorial exhibition catalogue of works from the collection of the Pretoria Art Museum. Light edge-wear. Colour and b/w photographs of the artist’s work.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-280.00)

LXXIV Neujahrsblatt berausgegeben von der Feuerwerker-Geselttschaft in Zurich auf das jahr 1879.

Text in German. LXXIV New Year’s Bulletin issued by the Fireworks Society in Zurich for the year 1879. Article on “Die Schweizer im Dienste der hollandisch-ostindischen Compagnie.” Translation: “The Swiss in the service of the Dutch East India Company.” Thin pale mauve card wraps with foxing and edge-wear. Contents foxed throughout.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Francois Levaillant and the Birds of Africa. Falcons.

Beautiful prints: Pale Chanting Goshawk, African Peregrine Falcon, Laggar Falcon, ?Hen Harrier/Goshawk, Pied Harrier, Gabar Goshawk, Little Sparrowhawk, Rock Kestrel, Black-shouldered Kite and the Black-shouldered Kite (juvenile).

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Francois Levaillant and the Birds of Africa. Buzzards and Sundry Raptors

Beautiful prints: 7x Buzzards: Crested Serpent Eagle, Jackal Buzzard, Long-legged Buzzard, Rough-legged Buzzard, Honey Buzzard, Black-Collared Hawk and the Rufous Crab-Hawk. 6 Raptors: Yellow-billed Kite, African Marsh Harrier, African Goshawk, Secretary Bird, ornate Hawk-eagle and the Pied Harrier.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Francois Levaillant and the Birds of Africa. Night Jars and Owls.

Beautiful prints: 1 x Nightjars – Great Potoo. 8 x Owls – Northern Hawk Owl, Cape Eagle Owl, Black-banded Owl, Spectacled Owl, Crested Owl, Juvenile Spectacled Owl, Snowy Owl and the Eurasian Pygmy Owl. Missing the Spotted Eagle Owl

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

The Campaigns Against the Bapedi of Sekhukhune 1877 – 1879

A thesis by the author submitted to the Department of History at the University of South Africa. Tide marks and cockling to lower half. Inscription on front paste-down. Some light abrasions to front free end page. Browning to top, fore- and lower page edges.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Experiences de Bapaume. Rapport fait a M. Le Ministre de la Guerre.

Text: French. A report made to the Minister of War by The Joint Commission of Artillery and Engineering Officers, instituted on June 12, 1847, to study on the fortifications of Bapaume, the principles of the execution of the breaches by the cannon and the mine. With 28 plans and plates. Extremely rare – no record of any examples other than modern copies have been found. The fold-out diagrams are meticulously detailed and in very good condition. Faded red tint to top, fore- and lower page edges. Foxing to the text. Rear end paper is glued to the paste-down at the LH corner and is torn. Browning and foxing to some of the pages. Long split to front end papers at the gutter. “No. 164/2” written in black and red ink on top LH corner of front paste-down. Bright gilt device of the Royal Engineers Library on front cover. Rubbing to corners and spine

Price – $95.00 (ZAR-950.00)

African Hunting and Adventure from Natal to the Zambesi including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert from 1852 to 1860

Illustrations by James Wolf and J B Zwecker. 3 plates missing. Tear to Page 97. Prize bookplate on front past-down. Marbling to end papers and top, fore- and lower edge of pages. Splitting to sides of spine. Repairs to inside gutter. Some abrasions. Beautifully tooled gilt decoration to spine with a gilt school emblem on front cover. There is a split in the centre of the spine with rubbing to the raised bands. Includes fold-out map in good condition.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Contains 3 Books

3 books and a A-Z caricature card in slipcase. Clean, unread.

Price – $23.00 (ZAR-250.00)

A Narrative of the Voyages Round the World Performed by Captain James Cook.

Includes an account of his life during the previous and intervening periods. 12 illustrations reproduced by exact facsimile from drawings made during the voyages. Gilt decoration to spine and edges. Gilt device on front board border. Marbelled end papers and page edges. Tide mark to lower edge of rear board and prelims. Prize-giving label dated 1883 pasted on second free end page.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Fishing. Pike and Other Course Fish. From The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes.

With contributions from other authors. Numerous illustrations. Scattered foxing throughout but heavy foxing to prelims, and between pages 173-177 with scattered stains throughout mainly on the lower page edge. Tearing to the end papers at the gutter causing rear board to feel loos. Previous owners details on half title page and the verso of the frontispiece. No. 240 in a circle on front paste-down and free end page. Spine has some repairs with the headband missing from top edge. Splitting to the cloth on either side of spine. Heavy edge-wear and fraying especially to corners.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Sphere. An Illustrated Newspaper for the Home. Volume X No. 128. July 5, 1902

School library stamp on front paste-down and on a few pages throughout. Foxed throughout. 3 small closed tears on prelims with 3 small holes on first page. Splitting to the top area at the gutter between 2nd and title page. Neat repairs to lower edge of Pg 19. 3cm closed tear and creasing to top edge of Pg 107. Corners and spine edges bumped and frayed.

Price – $150.00 (ZAR-1900.00)

The Material Culture of the Cape Nguni. Part 2: Technology

Inscribed by author. From the Annals of the South African Museum. Vol 58, August 1974, Part 2. With 16 plates and 1 text-figure. Foxing to the last page. Some marks on the covers. Abrasions on spine and rear cover. Title written in pencil on spine. Creasing across upper RH corner. Corners dog-eared.

Price – $53.00 (ZAR-350.00)

The Material Culture of the Cape Nguni. Part 4: Personal and General

From the Annals of the South African Museum. Vol 58, August 1988, Part 4. Some German and Dutch text. With 57 plates and 5 text-figures. Covers are grubby with abrasions to the edges, discolouration, foxing and creasing to the spine. Stain spots on fore- and lower edge. Creasing to lower corner of the last 10 pages and the rear cover.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Material Culture of the Cape Nguni. Part 3: Subsistence

From the Annals of the South African Museum. Vol 58, August 1981, Part 3. With 34 plates and 3 text-figures. Covers have some marks with foxing. Some abrasions on spine and front cover.

Price – $53.00 (ZAR-350.00)


Photo inlaid on front cover. 60 full page color plates photographed by the author – co-founder of J & L Books and Guggenheim Fellowship winner. Includes list of plates.

Price – $17.00 (ZAR-190.00)

Flower Paintings of Katharine Saunders.

Amply illustrated with full colour plates. Botanical and Biographical Notes and Explanations by Emeritus Prof. A Bayer. Some areas of the top and lower edge of the dust jacket are reinforced by tape. Some creasing. A number of closed tears and nicks and light discolouration to spine. A 4 cm tear with some loss to the top edge of spine. Small mark to upper LH corner of rear panel.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-450.00)

The Democratic Forest. Selected Works.

This volume is published on the occasion of the exhibition “William Eggleston: Selected Works from The Democratic Forest.”

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-600.00)

2 1/4.

William Eggleston would occasionally use a two and one quarter inch format for photographs. These are collected and published here for the first time.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-600.00)


“The shaping and mishaping effects of growing up a specimen in the suburban domestic incubator (and the subsequent paradigm shift upon exit).” Numerous photo-illustrations. Readers are offered an intensely close and personal look at an artist’s coming of age. Some edge-wear to boards mainly to spine and corners.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-800.00)

White Man’s Country. Lord Delamere and The Making of Kenya. Vol II. 1914-1931

Includes 3 maps of which 2 are fold-out. 1. East Africa Campaign, 1914-1917, 2. Kenya Colony, 1933, 3. East Africa in 1926. Lord Delamere was undoubtedly the most central figure in the development of Kenya Colony.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)