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Album – South African Souvenir.

Photographs printed in ‘photoplatino’ bound in morocco roan padded albums. Scenes of South Africa from Cape Town, up the east coast to Beira then inland to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), etc. Photographs are protected by a flimsy. Marbled feps and paste-downs.

Price – $370.00 (ZAR-3800.00)

Cape Town in the Twentieth Century. An Illustrated Social History.

This volume begins where its companion volume, “Cape Town: The Making of a City” left off, with Capetonians on the eve of the South African War as well as a new century.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-480.00)

Anecdotes of Painting in England; with some accounts of the principal artists; and incidental notes on other arts.

Collected by the late Mr George Vertue. Vol 1, 3, 4 and engravers. Missing Vol 2.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-500.00)

The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments. Translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by His Majesty’s special command.

King James Version. A Freemason’s bible (Masonic edition). Illustrated. Signed by members from all over the world. Comes with protective box.

Price – $16.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Louis Michel Thibualt. 1750 – 1815. His Official Life at the Cape Of Good Hope.

A comprehensive portrait of a gifted and dedicated 18th century Cape official. Composed of Thibault’s letters and reports written to private clients and official of the Dutch East India Company, the Batavian and British governments and of their replies.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-200.00)

I Heard the Old Men Say.

“Secrets of the Cape that has vanished, and little-known dramas on the fringe of living memory.” Illustrations by Leng Dixon.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-170.00)

A Decent Fellow Doesn’t Work

“Experiences of an easy-going traveller in search of pleasure, interesting people and places inside and outside Southern Africa – with a little wisdom gathered on the way.”

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-170.00)

Beyond the City Lights.

The story of the Western Province – the towns and the farms, the life and the people, the folklore and the legends.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

My dear Maria. The Cape letters and journal of Barbarina Charlotte, Lady Grey 1857 – 1860.

Extracts from letters written by Lady Grey to her sister-in-law, Maria, wife of the Third Earl Grey interspersed with extracts from her diary offering a fascinating glimpse of people and places in mid-19th century Cape Town. Friends of the South African Library New Series No. 6. Bookplate of previous owner on ffep which has caused some cockling.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Cape Town Pictures. A collection of 15 photographic views.

Circa 1905. Black and white photographs of Adderley Street, St George’s Street, Mount Nelson, the Malay Mosque, et al.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-340.00)

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.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Household Cookery for South Africa

School of domestic science, Johannesburg. (First class diplomee, plain and high-class cookery, English Board of Education). Ex-church library with pocket and date sheet tipped in at the rear.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-260.00)

The Child’s Life of Jesus.

“Vicar’s Prize” bookplate on front free end page dated 1925. Includes 16 coloured pictures by Paul Woodroffe.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Marbled paste-downs and feps. Small mark to title page. Previous owner’s details on front paste-down.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-170.00)

3 volumes from the Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences: Vol 1 – First Steps in Dressmaking. Vol 2 -Harmony in Dress; Vol 3 – Cutting and Fitting.

Lovely vintage set for the fashion conscious woman of the times who is learning to sew.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-280.00)

Artists & Illustrators of the Anglo-Boer War.

The publication provides detailed coverage of all the known artists and illustrators who depicted the conflict.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Children of the Hours. (Signed by the Author)

Indigenous plants with peculiar habits, drawings, paintings and poems by the author. Contains 24 poems and 23 full page life-size colour paintings of indigenous South African flowers.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Groote Schuur. Great Granary to Stately Home.

Since 1657 Groote Schuur bears the stamp of this country’s history and still plays a role in that history. From providing storage for the harvests of the Dutch East India Company’s victualling station to being the home of Cecil John Rhodes and subsequent political leaders. Photography by Alain Proust.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Succulents of South Africa. A Guide to the Regional Diversity. (Sasol)

A user-friendly guide for the amateur succulent enthusiast. Useful advice on places to visit and which routes to follow. 20 Hand-painted plates by Elize Bodley with colour photographs from Ernst van Jaarsveld and Ben-Erik van Wyk.

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Story of Hottentots Holland.

Social history of Somerset West, the Strand, Gordon’s Bay and Sir Lowery’s Pass over three centuries. Includes 41 illustrations.

Price – $24.00 (ZAR-280.00)

The Unitas Fratrum

Two hundred and fifty years of missionary and pastoral service in Southern Africa (Western Region). A photographic study published by the Moravian Church. No published date, but 1987 is written in at the end of the title and mentioned on the front flap.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-800.00)

Nesting Birds. The Breeding Habits of South African Birds.

Exploring the breeding habits of Southern African birds with details of courtship, nest construction, eggs, chicks and their care. Profusely illustrated with full-colour photographs

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Dorps. Small Towns of South Africa

Small towns of South Africa which are disappearing. Trading stores, old houses and humble people. “I photographed these towns in the hope of ‘freezing’ time and arresting the utter extinction of the South African dorp.”

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Dorps. Small Towns of South Africa

Small towns of South Africa which are disappearing. Trading stores, old houses and humble people. “I photographed these towns in the hope of ‘freezing’ time and arresting the utter extinction of the South African dorp.”

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Remembering Old Johannesburg

Reminiscences of life in the early days of Johannesburg with delightful anecdotes of people, horse-drawn trams, slop carts, ice blocks, the first radio and much more. Nostalgic reading of a bygone era.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-250.00)