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Gedenkschriften van Paul Kruger gedikteerd aan H C Bredell en Piet Grobler.

Authorised Dutch publication. Bookplate on front free end page. Portrait of Paul Kruger as frontispiece.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

The Waternymph and the Boy. (Fine binding by Paul Delrue)

Signed copy. Produced in a standard limited edition of 225 copies. This copy is one of an edition of 10 bound in the lacunose style (which involves layering pieces of leather, sanding them down to reveal the layers underneath, then pressing the panel which imparts a sheen to the leather; when pressed, the surface is very smooth to the touch, with interesting pits and furrows below the surface [N.B., from Paul Delrue]) with leathers used in colours of different blues, grey, greens, brown and tan; with swirls of lighter colour reminiscent of water pooling, and white featherstrokes. Bound with French folds with original linocuts by Martin Pitts in brown and white. “Martin Pitts’ name has been associated with The Old Stile Press since the very beginning. He made linocuts for our first book and, since then, a succession of projects with his images has been eagerly awaited and well received by many collectors. The Hon. Roden Noel lived from 1834 to 1894. In this poem he mixes elements of the story of Salmacis & Hermaphroditus from Ovid’s Metamorphoses with memories of moods, settings and atmospheres from his Irish childhood, combining (as John Addington Symonds wrote) full sensuous feeling for the material world with an ever-present sense of the spirit informing it and bringing all its products into vital harmony. This enables him to paint pictures of voluptuous beauty and concrete form . . . Martin Pitts’ watery images are printed in dark honey-coloured ink on a light honey coloured Ingres paper with amazing reflected light achieved by further blocks printed in white.” (The Old Stile Press) A fine copy in a fine slipcase also designed by Delrue.

Price – $1200.00 (ZAR-16000.00)

The Haunted Man and The Ghost’s Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas-Time.

16 illustrations. Small bookseller’s mark impressed in RH corner of 2nd page. All edges gilt but faded somewhat to the fore-edge. Edge-wear especially to spine and corners. Splitting to the spine edges.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2200.00)

Reisen im Sudwestlichen Becken des Congo. Nach den Tagebuchern und Aufzeichnungen des Reisenden Bearbeitet und Herausgegeben von Paul Lindenberg.

Contributions to the Discovery of Africa: Fourth Book: Journeys into the south western catchment areas of the Congo. Includes 3 fold-out maps. Maps are age-toned with bent edges and some foxing otherwise in good condition. One map has a 7cm tear in the corner. Blistering to paste-downs. Boards are shelf-worn, scuffed and bumped with some loss to the front edges. Owner inscription on front paste-down with a small white label on the free end page. Binding intact.

Price – $780.00 (ZAR-7800.00)

The Little Wise One

Tales for children, based on African folklore. Fully illustrated text by the author and a frontispiece by Geo Morrow. The author was the former secretary for Native Affairs, Northern Rhodesia. Untrimmed pages. Rear board split to webbing and loose. Heavy foxing to prelims with mild scattered foxing internally. The contents are clean and bright. Light foxing to all edges.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-180.00)

An Illustrated Social History of South Africa

From 1652 to 1910.With an emphasis on personal and domestic life in the developing and changing country. Numerous illustrations.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-380.00)


Date written in red ink on first free end page. Remains of sticker on front cover. Mild edge-wear. Browning to page edges.

Price – $8.00 (ZAR-90.00)


Price – $8.00 (ZAR-90.00)

Slow Man

Price – $8.00 (ZAR-90.00)

The Master of Petersburg

Price – $8.00 (ZAR-90.00)

Elizabeth Costello. Eight Lessons

Price – $8.00 (ZAR-90.00)


Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

In the Heart of the Country (Signed)

Signed by the author at a CNA Award dinner April 1978. Foxing to end-papers and all edges. Dust jacket: Some edge-wear with a 1cm closed tear to top-edge. Foxing to the verso and flyleafs. Light rubbing to the spine and fold edges.

Price – $300.00 (ZAR-3500.00)

Waiting for the Barbarians. (Signed)

Signed by the author and dated 23.04.81.

Price – $300.00 (ZAR-3500.00)

Slow Man

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-150.00)


Light foxing to paste-downs. Small mark on fore-edge with a black line on lower edge.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-200.00)

American Notes for General Circulation.

1st cheap edition. A gift to Major Buist of Matjiesfontein when he was a boy in 1856. Torn page on Pg69. Long split at the gutter to front paste-down. Some untrimmed pages. Light scattered foxing.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-500.00)

The Okavango River: A Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure.

Ex library stamp of P von Dornick Plater on title page. Missing frontis plate of an elephant. Plate 6 bound in at frontis. Tide marks to the title and preface pages. Numerous illustrations.

Price – $300.00 (ZAR-3500.00)

A Contribution to South African Materia Medica chiefly from Plants in use among the Natives.

Early work on South African indigenous medicine. Previous owner’s details on front fep. Browning to prelims.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2900.00)

Collection of Cape Aquarelles of Francois le Vaillant. 1781-1784

Text: English/Afrikaans. Catalogue from the South African National Gallery.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-160.00)

South Africa: People, Places and Problems.

Includes 35 illustrations. Red cloth boards with sunning to spine and a few abrasions on rear cover. Edge-wear mainly to top of spine. Heavy foxing throughout as well as top, fore- and lower edge.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Psalms in Hebrew

Miniature Book of Psalms.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Wars. War, Art, Racism & Slavery

‘A catalogue of Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection which was purchased by the National Maritime Museum [National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London] in 2002, having been assembled by Graham-Stewart over a period of 14 years. The Collection explores aspects of the West African, Transatlantic and Indian Ocean slave trades from the mid eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, and includes material relating to the abolition of slavery”

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-350.00)

An Illustrated Social History of South Africa.

‘History of the social and cultural heritage of South Africa in three stages: The Netherlands Period (1652-1795); and what the authors calls the Age of Immaturity (1795-1849) and finally the Age of Maturity taking the story up to the present day. A picture of ordinary people in their daily life.’

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-500.00)

A Selection of Eastern Cape Art

Signed by Helena Theron. Personal inscription to previous owner on title page dated 11.5.95. Featuring 70 artists active in the Eastern Cape at the time.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-240.00)