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A Compleat History of the Late Rebellion

A contemporary account of the Jacobite rebellion and probably the first book ever written on the subject. With a 6 page dedication to the Duke of Argyle and 173 pp text.Pages 161 – 166 omitted in the pagination but text and register are continuous. Armorial bookplate of the noted British politician and ex- Governor of New South Wales, Sir Robert William Duff on the paste down fep. Full leather binding with small cataloguing slip to foot of spine. Boards are generally scuffed but in tact and good. Crack along spine/top board but board attached. Light foxing throughout. A good copy.

Price – $1450.00 (ZAR-12000.00)

Snakes of Southern Africa

Detailed volume on snakes, their characteristics, habits & distribution. Illustrated throughout with multiple line drawings by the author, numerous colour plates and a fold out map. Bound in orange cloth covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Lower board with some stains, edges are browned and stained. Foxing/browning to endpapers. Inscription in ink to f.f.e.p. A VG copy overall.

Price – $42.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Die Stapelieae van Suidelike Afrika / The Stapelieae of Southern Africa

Largely pictorial volume with b/w and some colour illustrations. Issued w/o dust juacket, bound in brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt device to top board. Slight scuffing to boards and spotting to top edge. Endpapers lightly browned. A very good copy.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1300.00)

South African Paint Pot

Comprising 1. The Art of the Yellow Man 2. The Art of the Black Man 3. The Art of the White Man. Battiss’ limited edition volume on South African art. Limited to 500 copies of which this is no 252 and signed by the author in pencil to the first plate. Multiple illustrations in b/w. Bound in plain card wraps with neat ink scrawl foot of front wrap. Pictorial D/W age toned and with some decorative pen marks to front panel, some pieces missing from spine. Leaves are browned and somewhat foxed, a good copy overall.

Price – $560.00 (ZAR-6800.00)

Mussolini: Eine Biographie in 110 Bildern

Pictorial biography of Benito Mussolini. Parallel text in German, Italian, English and French. Plain card wraps with pictorial D/W. Jacket lacks spine and with chips around edges. Wraps age toned, front wrap formerly detached, repaired. Light foxing to prelims, else good.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-600.00)


A collection of photographs, many of prominent artists and cultural figures of the early 20th century. Paper wraps with black titles and ink inscription to front wrap. Wraps foxed and detached from text block. Tide mark to top edge/spine corner 3 pp into text from rear. Images VG.

Price – $110.00 (ZAR-1400.00)

Der Morgen Year 5, No 6

Jewish philosophical/theological magazine published in Germany between 1925 and 1938. Pale card wraps with blue text to front board and spine. Leaves yellowed and light foxing to top edge, otherwise good.

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Natur und Geist

German idealist philosophical text. Bound in yellow paper wraps, with black titles to spine and front wrap. Wrap edges slightly frayed. Text in German, set in Gothic script. A good copy.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Die Neger in den Vereinigten Staaten

Offprint of racialist paper from “Koloniale Rundschau”. Paper wraps with black titles to front wrap. Inscribed to Paul Cohn, a commentator on Nietzsche and correspondent of Elizabeth Foster Nietzsche, and signed by the author to top corner of front wrap. Some pencil marginalia to text. Some leaves loosed. A fair copy.

Price – $85.00 (ZAR-850.00)

Die Nervöse Seele

Volume of ‘the nervous soul’, a psychological type, by Paul Cohn, a commentator on Nietzsche and correspondent of Elizabeth Foster Nietzsche. Red and black boards with titles to front board and spine. Foxing to edges otherwise a very good copy.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Vom Unnötigen Altern

Slim volume on the prevention of unnecessary aging by Paul Cohn, a commentator on Nietzsche and correspondent of Elizabeth Foster Nietzsche. Paper boards with black titles to spine and front board. Text in German. Light foxing to edges and boards. A VG copy.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Der Leib Als “Seele”

German idealist philosophical text, by Paul Cohn, a commentator on Nietzsche and correspondent of Elizabeth Foster Nietzsche. Card wraps with black titles to front board and spine. Sunning to spine, light foxing to edges, new edition rubber stamp to title page. Text is neat and binding tight, a VG copy.

Price – $240.00 (ZAR-22.00)

The Letters of George Meredith to Alice Meynell with Annotations Thereto 1896-1907

Paper boards over cloth spine with gilt titles. Titles rubbed and boards with scuff marks and stains. Edges rough cut, slight yellowing and light, scattered foxing to the leaves. Lacks half of one prelim page. Good overall.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Rasse und Rassenentstehung beim Menschen

Volume on scientific racialism, by renowned Nazi professor of eugenics, medicine and anthropology, Eugen Fischer, who notably carried out unethical medical experiments on the native inhabitants of Namibia, children of French-African soldiers, and Jews and was a major influence on Hitler.
Bound in original green paper wraps, with chips and tears to edges, and sunning to spine. Leaves are age toned and lightly foxed. Some marginalia in pencil. Fair overall, leaves and wrappers are brittle.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Micrographia Containing Practical Essays on Reflecting, Solar, Oxy-Hydrogen Gas Microscopes; Micrometers; Eye-Pieces, &c. &c.

Rare early text on microscopy. Bound in half leather over marbled paper boards. Some scuffing to leather corners and spine, spine rubbed and chipped. Light foxing to prelims and endmatter. Edges browned. A very good copy overall – text is clean and neat, engravings crisp, binding neat and tight.

Price – $350.00 (ZAR-3500.00)


German text on physiognomy, illustrated with b/w plates to the rear. Card wraps with titles to front board and spine, which is worn along the edges. Leaf edges rough cut, some leaves unopened. Endpapers browned and leaves generally age toned. With D/W, good +, some fraying and minor chips to the edges.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-140.00)

South and East African Royal Mail Service. Under Contract with the Government of the Cape of Good Hope & Natal. Handbook of Information for Passengers & Shippers. The Union Steam Ship Company.

An information booklet including a large folding map showing the shipping routes and the onward journey by rail to the gold and diamond fields. There are also fold out plans of various ships in the fleet. A summary of the contents reads as follows: Time Tables; Cabin Plans; List of the Fleet; Terms, Conditions and Regulations of Passage, Letters, Telegrams and Letters of Credit; Passenger Fares and General Information; Outfit; Through Bookings to and from America; Letters and Cablegrams; Cape, Natal and Delgoa Bay Railways; Diamond Fields; The South African Gold Fields; The British SA Co’s Territories; The Service and the Route; Landing and Embarking Passengers; Merchants’ Reading Room; Distance Tables of Routes in Nautical Miles…; Distance Tables of Inland Towns from Nearest Ports; Map Showing the Union Company’s Route; Freight; Parcels; Insurance; Books of Reference, Guide Books, &c; Offices and Agencies of the Union Company. Published circa 1895.

Price – $280.00 (ZAR-3000.00)

Das Ewige Antlitz

A collection of plates depicting death masks with an introduction by Georg Kolbe. Bound in black cloth with gilt titles to front board and gilt decorations and titles to spine. Boards are lightly scuffed. Endpapers, first and last following leaves foxed. Overall VG; text and images clean and neat.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-320.00)

Körperbau und Charakter

German text on physiognomy, with 32 b/w illustrations and various newspapers clippings and other ephemera. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles to spine and front board. Some age toning & foxing to the leaves and edges and various minor marks to the boards, else VG.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Der Orden Bne Briss: Jüdische Dramatiker unserer Zeit

Periodical with the focus, in this issue, on Jewish dramatists. Pictorial card wraps, somewhat foxed. Staple bound, overall good with some foxing to text and short, 3cm tear along head of spine.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Bauten der Arbeit und des Verkehrs aus deutscher Gegenwart

German volume on architecture, mostly
photographic illustrations of buildings from the 1920s by architects such as Fritz Schumacher, Bruno Taut, Walter Gropius, Peter Behrends, Hans Poelzig, Erich Mendelssohn, Paul Bonatz, Hermann Muthesius and others. Card wraps with D/W, VG. Top edge dyed, light foxing to text and edges.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Mimik und Physiognomik

German text on physiognomy, with b/w illustrations. Paper boards, cloth spine. Boards are scuffed and soiled, some insect damage to leaves, ink inscription to half title. Some leaves partially loosed. A fair reading copy.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Die Körperform als Spiegel der Seele

German volume on physiognomy with various newspaper clippings, reproductions of photographs and other ephemera. Illustrated in b/w with sketches and plates. Bound in yellow cloth covered boards with titles to spine and front board. Light foxing to text. A few pencil notes to margins. A good – VG copy.

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Das Antlitz Des Alters

47 Photographs of ‘the face of age’ with an introductory text in German by Jakob Kniep. Library cloth covered boards with titles to front board and minor soiling. Some minor insect damage to leaves. A good reading copy.

Price – $17.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Shipwrecks & Salvage in South Africa – 1505 to the Present

Comprehensive volume on shipwrecks off the South African coast. Bound in pictorial paper covered boards with silver titles to spine. Rubbing to boards and board edges. 2 Large ink inscriptions to verso of f.f.e.p. Binding shaken. A good reading copy.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)