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A Master Plan for Port Louis Mauritius. A Report.

Small mark on page 16. Age toning to front and rear feps and map edges. Some edge-wear to first pull-out map.

Price – $95.00 (ZAR-950.00)

A Photographic Postcard Showing Luderitz.

Inscribed to the front and back. With the Luderitzbach postmark and stamp of 1906.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

A Photographic Postcard of a Steam Train – Mombasa.

Titled “A Narrow Squeak”. Photographer W.A. Young. The stamp has been removed. The remains of the Mombasa postmark are visible, with the date 1903.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-280.00)

An Unused Postcard Displaying Stamps of German S.W.A.

With the full range of stamps from the 3 penny to the 5 mark stamp. The actual stamps have been attached to the card. The stamps showing theKeizer’s yacht were issued in 1901.

Price – $2.00 (ZAR-280.00)

An Unused Postcard. Prosit Neujahr aus D.S.W. Afrika


Price – $8.00 (ZAR-80.00)

An Unused Photographic Postcard of a Rhodesian Rugby Team

A sporting team c.1900 with a cut-out elephant mascot.

Price – $8.00 (ZAR-90.00)

A Photographic Postcard of Penguins at Luderitz.

A used postcard with the Luderitzbucht postmark. Posted to Cape Town in 1906. Inscribed to the front Luderitzbacht 15.12.06 and G.C.S.

Price – $5.00 (ZAR-60.00)

Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005.

More than three hundred images documenting the photographer`s relationship with her late companion Susan Sontag, the birth of her daughters, the death of her father, and famous actors and politicians.

Price – $150.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

Successful Drawing.

The author clarifies the relationship of proportion and perspective to the study of light and shadow. Intended for art students and practising artists in which the author presents the basic elements of good craftsmanship. 48 technical illustrations of perspective and 83 other illustration pages.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

20th Century Design – The Definitive Illustrated Sourcebook.

Includes chapters on various movements, eg. Modernism, Craft, Art Deco, Mid-century, Postmodernism to Contemporary. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Handspring Puppet Company.

“An exploration of the Handspring Puppet Company’s production providing insights into their philosophy of puppetry and their technical innovations. Richly illustrated with images and contributions from theatre practitioners and writers.”

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Graaff-Reinet. An Album of Old Photographs.

William Roe introduced photography to Graaff-Reinet in 1861. With his keen interest in heritage, he copied virtually all the available old photographs of the town. The pictures reproduced here have been chosen from his collection to depict the town during the period 1866 to the beginning of this century. With English/Afrikaans text.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

East Africa. Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

A pictorial record compiled by The East Africa Tourist Travel Association in Kenya. Contents clean and firmly bound. 15 b/w photographs.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Embroidery from the Garden.

Third volume of embroidery design inspired by the flowers of South Africa. This volume contains a comprehensive flower and stitch glossary with clear drawings indicating the stitches required for each flower. Each embroidered flower is shown in colour and detail.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Done in the Open. Drawings by Frederic Remington.

Introduction and verses by Owen Wister. Depicting the wild west frontier.
Includes outdoor scenes–portrait vignettes, full-page, and double-page illustrations. Small stain to title page and frontispiece with foxing to prelims. Contents shaken. 2 pages are loose. Picture of “A Regular” has open tears to edgers. No markings on the illustrations.

Price – $140.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

One Special Summer. (Jacqueline Bouvier’s first trip to Europe with her sister in 1951).

“This book is a record of that memorable voyage exactly as they lived it without a word or pen-stroke changed. It was prepared 23 years ago by the sisters as a thank-you present to their parents and discovered by lucky accident. Jacqui did the drawings and poetry whilst her sister described most of the adventures.”

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

A Stitch in Time. “God save the King – F**k Hitler!”

The author’s father, Major A T Casdagli 1941-1945, was a prisoner of war on Crete. He ran a school of embroidery of more than 40 officers during this time and samples of his work in this narrative illustrate some of his thoughts and feelings and were the major source of his strength in surviving this four year ordeal. The title of this book takes its name from the morse coded messages that form part of the design in ATC’s first embroidery.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-280.00)

The Fine Art of Kimono Embroidery.

The author, a talented embroidery artist, creates extra-ordinary compositions in brilliant colour, tones and textures. Her themes are drawn from Japanese poetry, literature, nature and art. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Samplers. Five Centuries of a Gentle Craft.

A lavishly illustrated book, the author charts the rise of the sampler in Great Britain and America from its 16th century origins to the present day. Samplers provide valuable documentation of changing fashions in needlework as well as to the social historian for their themes of family life, righteous behaviour etc.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

A Tapestry of Lives. Cape Women of the 17th Century.

“A series of portraits of 17th century women at the Cape of Good Hope from the early days of the settlement, namely Khoekhoe and San women, wives of bourgeois Dutch governors, slave women, peasant farmers’ wives, inn-keepers and prostitutes.”

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Cowboy Kate & Other Stories inscribed by Sam Haskins

A signed first edition of this classic photobook by Sam Haskins. Inscribed to Jan Mostert of the Rembrandt Foundation.

Price – $380.00 (ZAR-5000.00)

November Girl. Inscribed by Sam Haskins

A signed first edition of Haskins’ poetic photographic essay about a girl waiting for her lover who will never come.

Inscribed “for Jannie from Sam” to the fep.

Price – $275.00 (ZAR-4000.00)

PhotoGraphics. Inscribed by Sam Haskins

“Photo-design, combining the disciplines of both photographer and graphic designer, is rapidly emerging as a distinctive new profession.

Sam Haskins started his professional life as a graphic designer. He soon discovered that the medium of photography provided a more challenging, demanding and exhilarating way of realising his visual ideas than the conventional paper, pencil and paint.

Photo designers have an essentially purist attitude in the manipulation of images. Sam Haskins is a super purist who will not tolerate any laboratory created effects. All these pictures were therefore made in  the camera using unadulterated photographic techniques.” (from the jacket flap).

Text in English, French and German.

Inscribed “for Jan, Sam Haskins 11 Nov. 1980” to the title page.

For Jan Mostert of the Rembrandt Foundation.

Price – $160.00 (ZAR-2200)

Industrie Des Cafres Du Sud-Est De L’Afrique. Collection Recueillie Sur Les Lieux et Notice Ethnographique

The most important work on South African and South East African tribal art, weapons and beadwork. The edition is estimated at approximately 100 copies, including 90 in folio form. These were produced for royalty and for the most part remain in libraries. — Pieter Nicolaas Muller (1859-1941), the author  was a Dutch businessman, diplomat and traveller. He was the son of a prominent Rotterdam-based business family. Muller started his career as a businessman, trading in East and West Africa as the interim manager of Handels Compagnie Mozambique. Between 1882 – 1883, together with Snelleman, he travelled to Zanzibar visiting trading stores. Once the business trip was concluded they walked through present-day Mozambique and Zululand, collecting ethnographic artefacts and writing reports on the societies and people they encountered on their way. Articles of the trip were published in Dutch journals and newspapers. 27 chromolithographed plates.

Price – $3000.00 (ZAR-40000.00)

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia.

Square 8vo., contemporary paper covered boards, original buff printed wrappers bound in. London: Privately reprinted: January, 1887.

The first reprint of the first edition, complete with the final leaf identifying the reprint.

25 copies (including 4 on vellum) were printed for T.J. Wise in 1887, according to Wise himself in his 1895 catalogue of Ashley Library publications.

By 1887 the 1859 Rubaiyat was valuable enough for this reprint to have the final leaf removed and be sold as the original. Wise himself warned Richard Curle in the late twenties of a ‘very dangerous forgery of the first Omar circulating in America’, and adds that ‘presumably they (i.e his own reprints) come from the usual London forgery factory’.

The first edition was published in 1859. As they did not sell, FitzGerald gave some 200 copies to Quaritch, who offered them at 4d and finally put them in the “throw away box”, from where copies were rescued by Rossetti and Swinburne, and other literary notables. The remainder were destroyed when Quaritch moved to Piccadilly in 1860.

Price – $1800.00 (ZAR-25000.00)