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The Early Cape Hottentots described in the writings of Olfert Dapper (1668); Willem ten Rhyne (1686) and Johannes Gulielmus de Grevenbroek (1695)

An invaluable, fascinating history of the earliest Cape inhabitants in Dutch, Latin and English (translations). There are periodic areas of foxing throughout the contents as well as on the lower page edge. Some splitting to front end papers.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-800.00)

The Varsity Spirit. The story of Rugby Football at the University of Cape Town. 1883-1963

Previous owner’s name on front fep. Numerous b&w photographs.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-150.00)

The Naturalist on the River Amazons

Reprint of the unabridge edition with map and numerous illustrations. Includes a memoir of the author by Edward Clodd. Previous owner’s name and a small bookseller’s label on front end pages. Foxed throughout – heavy on some pages.

Price – $145.00 (ZAR-990.00)

180 Pencil Portraits of the S.A.F.A. Drawn during the Campaign in Palestine

No published date. Probably between 1915 – 1918.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-420.00)

Spirit of the Rocks.

Illustrated with colour and b&w photographs and illustrations, the author challenges the reader to look at the folk tales, lore and legends of Africa from another angle. These images and symbols were engraved in the quartz dolomite rocks of South Africa by the holy ones of Old Africa – the men and women who were initiated into the mysteries of the spirit of the rocks.

Price – $24.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Catalogue of Commemorative Medals and Plaques of South African Interest in the Africana Museum.

A staple-bound typed publication by the City of Johannesburg, Africana Museum. Includes a photocopied article on the Finnish warriors in the South African Boer War.

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-150.00)

The Petticoat Commando or Boer Women in Secret Service.

10 illustrations. Colonial Edition. Previous owner’s details on front fep.

Price – $68.00 (ZAR-800.00)

Woman Pilot

The author gained her ‘A’ licence when she was seventeen. Arriving in England from South Africa the author was still in training when the war broke out. The Civil Aviation authorities decided to only employ male pilots and so refused her services. She then joined the A.T.A. in the all-women’s Ferry Pool and after the war received the King’s Commendation for having ferried more aircraft than any other pilot, man or woman.

Price – $110 (ZAR-980)

Tully’s Three Books of Offices in English with Notes explaining the Method and Meaning of the Author.

Contents clean. Minor marks on prelims. Previous owner’s name on front fep. Creasing to spine.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

District Six through the lens of Jansje Wissema.

5 poignant duotone photographs of District Six in a thick card envelope.

Price – $140.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

Broader Britain Photographs. The Secenery, the Cities and the Industries of The Colonies & Dependencies of the Crown.

‘Gems of natural beauty in the New Worlds.’ B&w photograph on each page with text underneath. Corners bumped with some scuffing to the boards.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Old England: A Pictorial Museum of Regal, Ecclesiastical, Baronial, Municipal and Popular Antiquities. Vol 1 and 2

A good reading copy. Ghosting to pages. Tide marks to frontispiece and the odd page. Previous owner’s details on front fep dated (1870 and 1890). Faded red tint to page edges. Light scattered foxing mainly in Vol 2.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-750.00)

100 000 Years of Beauty.

A set of 5 volumes exploring the meaning of beauty from prehistory, antiquity through to the future.

Price – $250.00 (ZAR-2800.00)


2 Illustrations by James Boswell – frontispiece in colour. Salmon pink card wraps. Light sunning to spine. Contents clean and firmly bound. 12 pages.

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-140.00)

African Big Game Art Folio No. 1.

A unique portfolio of 8 beautiful gravure etchings by the distinguished South African artist, H von Michaelis. Lion hunting; Three temperaments; Rhinos; Elephant charging; Waterbuck; Kudu on the move; Buffalo in seclusion and Surveying his doman.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-800.00)

The Studio. October 1934.

Magazine with a variety of articles, namely, The Cultural Heritage of South Africa featuring, amongst others, Jan Juta, Edward Roworth, J H Pierneef and Hugo Naude; C F O Clarke on the Secret of the Old Masters and Christine Veasey on Lighting the Home of to-day, et al.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Archer Boy – Musical Score

A collection of music scores from 1800s bound in marbled boards. Handwritten list of contents on the front fep. Long split to the hinge of the front board. Top of spine and headband fragile. Tide mark to the score sheet, ‘The Soldier’s Tear’.

Price – $110.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

Recent English Domestic Architecture 1929.

Gift inscription on front fep. Small area of insect damage on three pages. Heavy foxing to prelims. B&w photographs of houses with floorplans. Insect damage to boards. Small label of bookseller on front paste-down. Circa 1930s.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa.

Tide mark to lower edge on the contents pages. Some scattered light handling marks throughout. Previous owner’s details pencilled on verso of frontispiece.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

Claudius Water-Colours in the Africana Museum.

Frank Connock Publication No. 2. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies of which this volume is No. 457. 25 colour plates in good condition.

Price – $110.00 (ZAR-1400.00)

South African Craft & Art. The Buyers Guide Vol 1.

In wooden presented box. A catalogue representing South Africa’s rich and varied craft & art products. Bookplate from the Joan St Leger Lindbergh Arts Foundation on the front paste-down. A ‘signing machine’ was probably used for the ‘signature’ of Mandela.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Visions D’Orient Bilder vom Orient

In French and German, photographs from the 19th century, an attempt to answer the question of why Occidentals find the Orient so fascinating – its role in representing spirituality and contemplation, and of the meeting of the two cultures through photography. An exhibition called Focus East at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem accompanied the book.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Private Parking

Series of b/w photographs.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-250.00)

A Description of a Set of Prints of Roman History contained in a set of Easy Lessons. 2 small volumes.

Sewed in Marble Paper for the pocket. Previous owner’s name and date (1789) on title page. Ghosting to some pages.

Price – $140.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

LXXIV Neujahrsblatt berausgegeben von der Feuerwerker-Gesettschaft in Zurich auf das Jahr 1879

Text: German. New Year’s leaflet No. 74 published by the Fireworks Society in 1879. Article on the Swiss in the service of the Dutch-East Indian company. A map of the city of Cape of Good Hope and surroundings as frontispiece.

Price – $11.00 (ZAR-150.00)