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Die Drie Wit Duiwe.

Text: Afrikaans. Children’s fairytale about 4 brothers meeting a grumpy dwarf who turned 3 of the boys into doves and how they and many other children were rescued by their remaining brother. Large print with black and white illustrations. Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Rachel. Verse van Totius.

Text: Afrikaans. Poetry by Totius, with a forward by President Steijn. Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

The Aberdeen Jew.

Monochrome cartoon booklet with tipped-in frontispiece illustration as well as illustrations inset amongst text.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Negroes in Britain. A Study of Racial Relations in English Society.

“A study of the social effects of an admixture of coloured peoples in the population of Great Britain, specifically the dockland of Cardiff and to the general, historical and cultural context of racial relations in Britain.” Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

The Adventures of a Lion Family and other Studies of Wild Life in East Africa.

Introduction by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick. Includes illustrations. Ex-school library copy with stamps on ffep, Forward and page 191. Previous owner’s name on ffep. Price – $18.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Football & The Men Who Made It. South African Edition.

Very scarce South Africa edition. Fully illustrated. See section on South African Rugby at the rear of the book. Price – $58.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Miscast: Negotiating the Presence of the Bushmen

An examination of the European interpolation of ‘Bushmen’ as a people, with running counter-narratives; illustrated in colour and b/w throughout. Small stains on top edge with a little foxing on the lower corner of the fore-edge. Price – $240.00 (ZAR-2600)

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Edited, with introduction and notes by Reynold A Nicholson who was a lecturer in Persian in the University of Cambridge. Illustrations by Gilbert Jones. Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)


“A study of the biological sources of inheritance of the South African European Population. Price – $20.00 (ZAR-240.00)

Sir John Herschel at the Cape.

Reprinted from the Quarterly Bulletin of the South African Library. Vol 12. No. 2 December 1957. Colour illustration of Oxalis Purpurea as frontispiece. Price – $14.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Paysages Africains: Tchad, Tibesti, Fezzan, Borkou. (translated: African Landscapes)

The drawings and paintings of Rene-Jean Clot. Tipped in colour illustrations with numerous charcoal sketches by Rene-Jean Clot. Numbered 1045. Price – $45.00 (ZAR-480.00)

Die Vlakte en Andere Gedigte.

Text: Afrikaans. Previous owner’s inscription on title and verso of cover page. Price – $45.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Historical Simon’s Town.

Vignettes, reminiscences and illustrations of the harbour and community from the days of the VOC and the Royal Navy with notes on administrators, personalities, old buildings, navigation and shipwrecks. Includes numerous photographs, illustrations, maps and colour prints. Previous owner’s name of ffep. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Story of the Fish Hoek Valley – From the Beginning of Time.

Signed by the author. Uncommon and detailed local history. “The author, Malcolm Cobern, was born in Fish Hoek and has grown up with the place, for which he has as great an affection as his father had for the mountains of the Cape Peninsula, so much so that he became determined to record whatever is known about its history plus what by his own diligent research he was able to ascertain.” Monochrome illustrations and maps. Minor foxing to top and fore-edge of pages. Gilt on cover board has faded.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Postcard signed by Billy Meredith

Signed twice and inscribed by Metedith and dated 4.28.36.
“Dear Billy
Hearty congratulations to you & all concerned (sic.) on your splendid performance, best wishes for the future kind regards to (Joe Sp… & Jack Wooly?), yours faithfully Billy Meredith.” And signed and dated again to the front of the card in blue ink.
William Henry Meredith (30 July 1874 – 19 April 1958) was a Welsh professional footballer. He was considered one of the early superstars of football due to his performances, notably for Manchester City and Manchester United.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

Jakkals en Wolf (vierde versameling)

Text: Afrikaans. Two well known South African comic characters, namely Fox and Wolf who kept the public, old and young, entertained with their exploits. Blemish where library stamp has been removed.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Versamelde Gedigte.

Text: Afrikaans.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-140.00)


First collection of Afrikaans poetry and school plays for children to be published by a woman. Contents firmly bound.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-30.00)

Twee en Sestig Uitgesogte Afrikaanse Gedigte (met prentjies).

Text: Afrikaans/Dutch. The author was an important literary figure and was a leader in the fight for the establishment of Afrikaans as a written language. Gilt lettering and image on cover which is a little rubbed.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Africana Byways.

Sequel to Africana Curiosities. Topics covered are, amongst others: history of photographs and their place in South African history; reprints of Africana books; botanical illustrations of South African flowers; book-plates and Johannesburg newspapers and periodicals.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries; and of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa. 1858-1864.

Rear board replaced with contemporary leather board. Includes map and all illustrations. Marbelled end papers and page edges. Bookplate tipped in on front paste-down. Small tear to map.

Price – $400.00 (ZAR-4500.00)

The History of South African Rugby Football (1875 – 1932)

Rebound. Fully illustrated. Gift inscription in pencil on fep. Neat repairs to lower corners of frontispiece and title page.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Through the Dark Continent. Or the Sources of the Nile around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean.

2 Volumes. Vol 1 has 4 of the 6 maps. Vol 2 has 2 of the 4 maps. All plates present.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Ismailia. A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade organised by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt.

Vol 1 includes Publisher’s catalogue at rear. 23 plates/illustrations and large fold-out colour map. Map has a small closed tear to a fold. Volume 2 has 30 illustrations including map of Albert N’yanza.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Album: Africa Occidental. A Photographic and Descriptive Album by C Moraes.

Text: Portuguese. Part 3 of a 4 volume series. A rare anthropological photographic album of Portuguese-speaking West Africa featuring the Angolan landscape and inhabitants from the towns of Novo Redondo (now called Sumbe); Benguella and the Rio Quicombo river area. Photographs protected by tissue-guards.

Price – $300.00 (ZAR-3200.00)