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The Collected Works of Herman Charles Bosman. 2 Volumes.

Language: English. Includes all the stories, essays, chronicles, sketches, poems and novels that have made him South Africa’s best-loved writer. In-depth foreword by Lionel Abrahams. Small mark to front fep of Vol 2. Some sunning and edge-wear to slip-case cover with a tide mark on the lower area. Edge-wear to the boards. Light handling marks to fore-edge of Vol 2.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Rescue the Perishing! The Story of the Dorothea Mission.

Ministry in the urban townships.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-140.00)

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

‘From the original Khoekhoe and Bushman (San) women, the wives of the bourgeois Dutch Governors, the slave women, peasant farmers’ wives, inn-keepers and prostitutes. A fascinating contribution to popular South African history of the largely unexplored life and times of women living at the Cape during the 17th century.’

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-150.00)

The Kuruman Mission

English/Afrikaans text. Includes a typed letter from the author on a London Missionary Society letterhead requesting donations from individuals for the restoration and maintenance of the buildings. Circa 1950s.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Wesleyan Missionaries in Great Namaqualand 1820-1867

‘The Wesleyan Missionary Society attempted to establish mission stations in Great Namaqualand between 1816 and 1867, …. enduring privations and hardships with fortitude.’

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-350.00)

De Christen Slavin in Dienst Bij Heidensche Meesters

Dutch text. Translation: The christian slaves in service to heathen masters. Ex university library bookplate on front paste-down and library stamp on rear paste-down. Browning to untrimmed page edges. Some pencil marginalia on title page.

Price – $74.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Those in Bondage.

An account of the life of the slave at the Cape in the days of the Dutch East India Company. Personal inscription on first free end paper. Dustjacket: Edge-wear with some open and closed tears to the folds. 1cm closed tear to lower edge of front panel. 2.5cm x 6cm piece missing from spine. Rubbing to folds.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Wie is Wie in ons Sendingvelde? Mashonaland en Betsjoeanaland.

‘In opdrag van die Vrouesendingbond van Kaapland.’ A short insight into the lives of the majority of workers in the missionary world of the N G Church in Mashonaland and Betsjoeanaland.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

The Essential Hemingway

This work containing one complete novel, extracts from three others, twenty-three short stories and a chapter from Death in the Afternoon. A 4.5 x 1.5cm chip missing from the top edge of the jacket at the spine. Tape reinforcing to the top and bottom edges of the jacket.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-700.00)

Eyelids of Morning. The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men

The story of the natural history, habits and mode of life of the Nile Crocodile. 220 photographs, 16 coloured plates, 165 engravings and numerous maps. The author is joined by photographer, Peter Beard.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-680.00)

A Prospect of the Sea and Other Stories of Prose and Writing

Crease to the fep. Otherwise a near perfect copy. Paper tape reinforcing to the top and bottom edges of the jacket.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Arts of the South Seas

Featuring a large variety of styles and quality of individual works of art from the large section of the South Pacific Ocean that includes Australia, Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia. Previous owner’s name on boths sides of front fep. Colour illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-150.00)

By-Line: Ernest Hemingway

Selected articles and despatches recording the adventure that was his life, and the events from which he fashioned his masterpieces. Edited by William White with comments by Philip Young.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

A Moveable Feast

Previous owner’s name to the fep. with a small abrasion where something has been rubbed out. Booksellers label to the paste-down. Tape reinforcement to the top and bottom edges of the jacket. The jacket is price clipped. Red tint to top-edge.

Price – $48.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Across the River and into the Trees.

The first UK edition published three days before the American edition. Very minor edge-wear to the jacket. Top and bottom inside edges of the jacket reinforced with tape. Untrimmed lower-edge.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Travels with My Aunt

A delightful entertaining read about a staid retired bank manager, Henry and his Aunt Augusta.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

The Heart of the Matter.

Book Society bookplate to the front fep. Some light rubbing to the dust jacket at the spine. A 1cm closed tear to the top edge of the back panel of the jacket.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Quiet American

A crisp, clean first edition of this work.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

The End of the Affair

Some age toning to the prelims. Minor foxing to fore-edge. Very light tide marks to pg’s 1-4 and a bookseller’s label to the front pastedown. The inside edges of the jacket have been reinforced with clear tape. Some light soiling to the jacket.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-650.00)

George Orwell

A near fine copy with a bookseller’s label to the pastedown.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-250.00)

The Lost Childhood and Other Essays.

Tape reinforcing to the corners and edges of the jacket. The Lost Childhood and Other Essays is a collection of essays and book reviews by Graham Greene published in 1951. Two of its four parts, Personal Prologue and Personal Postscript, comprise seven invaluable pieces of autobiography.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Burmese Days. A Novel.

A very crisp copy of the reprint of the uniform edition.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-850.00)

Coming up for Air. A Novel.

A very good copy of the reset, new edition of this work. Price sticker to the inside flap of the jacket. Small nicks to the head and foot of the jacket at the spine. Red tint to top-edge.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

The Power and the Glory

A remarkably clean copy of the first edition of this work. The smallest amount of wear to the head and foot of the spine and bumping to the fore-edges. Many copies of this first edition were destroyed when a bomb fell on the publishers’ warehouse district around Fleet Street during the Blitz. One of Greene’s scarcest titles. Small stamp ‘colonial edition’ to the rear free end paper.

Price – $500.00 (ZAR-6500.00)

Animal Farm. A Fairy Story.

A very good copy of the April 1951 reprint of the cheap edition of this work. Age toning to the prelims and page edges.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-450.00)