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Ardmore – An African Discovery

From the jacket: “The vibrant ceramics of Ardmore, ranging from functional domestic ware to sculptural art in the decorative African tradition, offer a fine insight into the subtle influences of rural potters at work in the Champagne Valley of Kwazulu-Natal. These artists combine the elements of their tribal tradition with the uniquely naive perspective of a new world.”

Condition: Very good, wear to dust jacket.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-260.00)

Paul du Toit. Fighting with my weak hand.

Signed and inscribed with small drawing by Paul du Toit. Limited edition No. 873/1000.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-900.00)

This is my world. The life of Helen Martins, creator of the Owl House.

The story of an extraordinary artist’s struggle to transform her world. An ordinary Karoo house transformed into the Owl House, one of South Africa’s foremost examples of Outsider Art.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

Cederberg Rock Paintings. Follow the San…

This is the second in a series of volumes on the archaeology of the Cederberg region.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Horacio Coppola

English text. Volume published to accompany an exhibition of photographs by Horacio Coppola held by the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London during 2001. Black and white and sepia photographic illustrations. Bound in original red cloth. Housed in pictorial dust jacket.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-200.00)

The Edwardian Eye of Andrew Pitcairn-Knowles (1871 – 1956)

Andrew Pitcairn was a enthusiastic traveller and photojournalist in the closing years of the 19th century.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Mathew Brady and the Image of History

A complete and authoritative study of Mathew Brady, one of the most famous figures in American photography. Includes his famous portraits of President Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, Jefferson Davis, the Union dead and Robert E Lee.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-200.00)

The Great Barnato

The author uncovers fascinating new material with the help of family records and other private papers about Barney Barnato. Did he jump overboard or was he murdered?

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Nicolaas Maritz. Paintings, Drawings & Prints

Monograph of and by the artist, illustrated in full colour and containing descriptions of numerous works. Laminated, pictorial card wraps.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Dagboek van H.C. Bredell 1900 – 1904

“Manie Bredell, president Kruger se lyfwag en laaste private sekretaris, lê in sy Dagboek grepe uit die ou President se ballingskap in Europa vas.”
Previous owner’s bookplate to the fep.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Zimbabwe. Struggles within the Struggle.

A critical analysis of the Zimbabwe nationalist movement describing historical and current infighting in the liberation movement between ZAPU, ZANU, FROLIZI, UANC and PF.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

South West Africa 1880-1894. The Establishment of German Authority in South West Africa.

This book forms the thesis with which the author obtained his degree. “An attempt is made to give a synopsis of events in South West African during the first ten years of German administration. A summary is also given of the period from 1880 when the Nama-Herero war broke out, till German annexation.” Previous owner’s details on half-title page.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Hard Aground. Memorable Western Cape Shipwrecks.

Signed by the author dated 11.11.08. A sequel to Forgotten Shipwrecks of the Western Cape, this book adds a further thirty shipwrecks which have largely remained forgotten or untold. Seafaring history of intrigue, unsung heroes and man’s determination and ability to rescue those who would otherwise have perished.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Mathew Brady and the Image of History.

A complete and authoritative study of Mathew Brady, one of the most famous figures in American photography. Includes his famous portraits of President Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, Jefferson Davis, the Union dead and Robert E Lee.

Price – $8.00 (ZAR-120.00)

A Century of Geological Endeavour in Southern Africa/ 1895 – 1995

“This book endeavours to highlight the individuals who have played a part in helping to unravel the vast geological history of our region as well as those who have fostered the aims and objectives of the earth sciences.”

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-320.00)

Dictionary of South African Biography. Supplementary volume.

List of names of persons deceased prior to 31 December 1950, and proposed for inclusion in the main series. Published for the use of contributors to volume III and subsequent volumes.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Fire, Flood and Ice. Search and Rescue Missions of the South African Air Force.

A collection of stories exemplifying the bravery, dedication, skill and daring of the SAAF aircrews in their heartwarming, humanitarian endeavours.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Airship Pilot No. 28.

Inscribed by the author to his sister. Foreword by Lord Ventry. Trained with the Royal Navy in 1915 the author spent long hours on escort duty flying the Submarine Searcher class, or blimps as they were called, over the the slow convoys in the Atlantic. He maintained this unflagging interest in airships and in 1973 was granted honorary life membership of the Lighter-than-air Society of America.

Price – $42.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Engineering Geology of Southern Africa. Vol 3. The Karoo Sequence

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-100.00)

Prehistory of the Transvaal – a Record of Human Activity

The story of prehistoric man in the Transvaal from the earliest known men to the beginning of written history under the hands of the first European travellers in the 1820s. Illustrated with 260 drawings and photographs with 22 in colour.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Field Service Pocket Book. 1914.

Reprinted with amendments, 1916. General Staff, War Office. “A handy and concise book of reference for use on active service, at manoeuvres or on instructional exercises.” 21 fold-out plates (some showing bivouac for a cavalry regiment, perimeter camp for a mixed force, cooking in the field, fire trenches, etc. Includes a photograph postcard addressed to Capt Fraser Mackenzie of 311 Brigade R.F.A, Henham Park, Henham, Suffolk. “A present from ‘Yarmut'”.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Sir John Herschel at the Cape 1834-1838

Reprinted from the Quarterly Bulletin of the South African Library, 12(2), 39 – 82, Dec. 1957. 18 b/w and 1 colour illustration. Foxing to verso of front cover, frontispiece, and title page.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Jock of the Bushveld

Classic South African animal story. End-paper maps. Top edges foxed. B/W illustrations to almost all pages. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-320.00)

Anleitung zur Ausübung der Batik-Technik (Wachs-Färbe-Kunst) von Albert Reimann. Bildhauer u. Kunstgewer

Pamphlet. Text: German. Translation: Instructions for Exercising the Batik Technique (wax color art) by Albert Reimann – Sculptor and Artisan. Piece of batik cloth pasted on title page with a batik fabric colour chart at the rear.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-300.00)

From Dolly Gray to Sarie Marais. The Boer War in Popular Memory.

“Like most modern wars, the conflict between the Boers and British between 1880 and 1902 has spawned its own brand of escapist fiction.”

Price – $24.00 (ZAR-280.00)