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Marine Shells of Southern Africa

“A clearly written and carefully illustrated guide to the marine shells of the coast of Southern Africa.” Light foxing to front and rear prelims. b&w photographs.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Babuna. 100 000 kilometer im flugzeug uber Afrikas

Language: German. English translation: “Babuna. 100 000 kilometers in a plane over Africa’s jungle.” Includes 102 b\w photographs with a map of their journey opposite the contents page. The author and his wife have done five exploratory voyages in Inner Africa to photograph the wildlife. Some pages slightly browned due to age and quality of paper. Top-edge tinted in blue with light foxing to fore- and bottom edge.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Irma Stern and the Spirit of Africa.

“In her work the spirit of Africa and that of Europe meet and mingle. They interpenetrate and invigorate each other. Irma Stern combines European culture with the spirit of the African landscape.” 11 b&w plates at the rear. Light age-toning to front and rear feps. Boards show some browning.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Should We Forget?

Heavy foxing to front and rear prelims becoming lightly scattered throughout. Bookplate of previous owner on front paste-down. 2 b&w photographs of author’s house before they left for the camp and the ruins they came back to.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Butterflies of Southern Africa. 3 of 4 volumes.

Part 1 – Papilionidae and Pieridae (1949); Part 2 – Nymphalidae: Danainae and Satyrinae (1955); Part 3 – Nymphalidae: Acraeinae (1963). (Part 4 which is missing is titled Nymphalidae Nymphalinae, published 1979). Includes a signed letter from the author. Vol 1 has b&w plates while Vol 2 and 3 have colour plates. Edge-wear to all volumes. Spine of Vol 1 has split on the one side and fragile on the spine edges. Boards have some marks, scratches and evidence of insect damage. Unevenly darkened. Light foxing to the end papers.

Price – $330.00 (ZAR-2200.00)

The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa

Introducing a fascinating group of plants – their history, ecological adaptations, life forms and associations within the different plant communities. B&w photographs and sketches.

Price – $320.00 (ZAR-2500.00)

To Everything Its Season. MalaMala. The Story of a Game Reserve.

“Exploring the passage of the seasons in the bushveld as well as a history of MalaMala and its people. Two inscriptions: 1. On title page – signed by the author for the previous owners; and 2. gift inscription to the previous owners from a friend on the half-title page. Top edge foxed and browned with a small stain.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies

“A book designed to enable students, gardeners and plant enthusiasts to identify easily any fern that they might encounter in wandering through the veld or forest.” There are scattered pencil marginalia throughout. Full of b&w illustrations and colour photographs.

Price – $480.00 (ZAR-3500.00)

Lyrical work – Meintjes – Liriese Werk

Signed by the author with an inscription. 49 b&w plates and 1 colour plate. A colour reproduction of “Vlei Beings / Vleiwesens” is affixed to the front cover. It has edge-wear and creasing. The thin card-wraps themselves are sunned, worn and torn around edges.

Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1950.00)

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)

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)