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Paris et Environs

Large album of 26 albumen prints on card leaves with printed titles. Images of Paris and surrounds, circa 1880. Water damage to the back board effecting the last 3 photographs and the back board. Cloth lining is almost totally gone.

Price – $250.00 (ZAR-2800.00)

Photograph Album – Cape Railways and other

24 albumen prints on card. Mostly showing railway stations and bridges around the Western Cape. Hex River Bridge, Kogman’s Kloof, Motague, Ashton, and others. All photos 24 x 18cm. Wear to the head and foot of the spine. Some cockling to the album boards. All photos c. 1890.

Price – $130.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

The Etcher

Dis-bound. 35 of 36 original etchings with a page of accompanying text for each etching. Overall condition good.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-400.00)

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

“Cape Town in the Twentieth Century 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. The two books together form a modern history of the city.”

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-480.00)

Mapungubwe – South Africa’s Crown Jewels

A unique archaeological collection of gold artefacts, beads, pottery and ornaments from the site of South Africa’s earliest civilisation.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

From Buddha to Christ.

A collection of five lectures where the author explores the essential differences between Western and Eastern spirituality.

Price – $8.00 (ZAR-100.00)

A Discourse on the Plague

Full calf binding with gilt ruled edges. Front board split at the hinge butr still attached. Tissue repair to the gutter at the title page.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2500.00)

War in Africa.

The author covered most of these skirmishes in Africa during the time he spent reporting on the political and military scene in Africa. “The first of its kind ever produced: a first-hand insight into the black fighting man.” Liberally illustrated with b/w photographs.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-320.00)

Mahala 1.

Mahala is a free-thinking youth-orientated magazine featuring insightful stories, photo features, music and fashion that strives to report and represent what’s really happening in South African culture.

Price – $6.00 (ZAR-60.00)

Old England’s Worthies: A Gallery of Portraits from Authentic Copies of the Most Eminent Statesmen, Lawyers, Warriors, Men of Letters and Science, and Artists of Our Country. Accompanied by Full and Original Biographies, with Illustrative Woodcuts and Twelve Splendid Illuminated Engravings.

Both boards loose. Some light foxing, mostly to the plates. Half leather over cloth covered boards

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Photographic Scenery of South Africa

55 pages of text + 50 leaves of stiff card with 100 laid down collotype photographs, pictorial title page with portrait of Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere (who was the patron of the publication) laid down in centre, original full pictorial green leather with embossed gilt pictorial decoration. Gilt design repeated in blind on the back. Crack to the top front edge of the spine and some light general edge wear. Tissue guards to each page. First two collotypes are faded. Some spotting and foxing to a few others.
Alexander visited South Africa early in 1880 to collect the photographs for this album. He advertised the book in the Cape Argus of 20th April 1880 stating, ‘The Photographs will all be from First-class artists, and no portion of the Western and Eastern Provinces of the Cape Colony, Natal, Diamond Fields, worthy of a place in the book will be unrepresented. There is Scenery both of Woodland and Rock in South Africa vying in beauty and grandeur with that of any portion of the known world, but the chief part of which has as yet never been subjects for the artists, and it is therefore little known… S. ALEXANDER has been fortunate in securing the Patronage of His Excellency SIR HENRY BARTLE EDWARD FRERE, to whom the work will be dedicated, by his Excellency’s express permission. PRICE; – 5 GUINEAS TO SUBSCRIBERS’. There are fine views of all the major S.A. cities and towns and of Mozambique. Zululand views include ‘Isandwahla’, ‘Fort Pearson’, ‘The Spot where Prince Imperial fell’ and the ‘Graves of Coghill and Melville’. Two particularly outstanding photographs portray an as yet unreconstructed Rorke’s Drift, showing the clear signs of the struggle which had taken place there in the previous year.

Price – $980 (ZAR-14000.00)

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling in Four Volumes.

Complete in 4 volumes.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Works of Jonathan Swift, containing Interesting and Valuable Papers. (2 volumes)

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-900.00)

Ouma’s Cookery Book.

Previous owner’s signature and small blue stamp on fep. A few of the recipe headings are underlined in black ink.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-240.00)

The Cabalah of Astrology. The Language of Number.

Price – $8.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Sketch Map of Swaziland. Mineral & Metal Concessions.

Folding linen backed map showing the concessions. Including a table showing the present holder of the grant and to whom the land has now been granted. Published c. 1890. One small burn hole.

Price – $750.00 (ZAR-7500.00)

Humorous Native Studies. 2nd Series

Monty Wilson’s often racist cartoons for the Natal Daily News. Both front and back wraps loose and chipped. Published c. 1940

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-600.00)

A Collection of 17 Boer War Photographs

A collection of 17 photographs on 7 album pages. Depicting scenes associated with the Seige of Ladysmith. Pg1 shows the Klip river at Pieters (this is where Buller’s forces broke through on 27 Feb 1900), Pg2 Tugela bridge in ruins, Boer position at Vryheid and Boer trenches, Pg3 has 2 photos of Manchester Fort, as does Pg4. Pg5 has one. Pg6 has 5 smaller photos showing boer trenches, Hussar Hill, a dead Boer, Vaal Krantz and Crossing a drift at Cootze’s Farm.Pg7 has 3 photos of groups of men, titled Blockhouse Line. Some photographs faded.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-1200.00)

3 Albumen Prints from the Anglo-Boer War

An album page containing 2 photographs taken at the Refugee Camp at De Jagersdrift. ‘…a depressing little camp guarding the main crossing point of the Buffalo River astride the Natal-Transvaal Frontier.’ (Packenham). The third image is of an unidentified man (possibly Buller) arriving at a train station with a number of children in attendance.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-800.00)

Original Albumen print of the Grand Hotel, Pretoria

One chip and one closed tear to the mount board. Two indentations to the image but the surface is undamaged. Photograph take c. 1895

Price – $68.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Original Albumen print of the Grand Hotel, Pretoria

One chip and one closed tear to the mount board. Two indentations to the image but the surface is undamaged. Photograph take c. 1895

Price – $68.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Views of Johannesburg

12 photogravure views of Johannesburg. Printed on thick card. Some light finger marks to the edges of a few pages. Some stains to the title page and edge wear to the card wraps. Published c. 1900

Price – $125.00 (ZAR-1400.00)

Les Souverains par Leal de Camara

15 caricatures of important people of the time, including Paul Kruger, to the rear wrap. 1 double page.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Kruger le Grand et John Bull le Petit

23 pages of cartoons. 4 in colour, 2 double page. 7 pages of advertisements. Old tape to the spine. Staple bound and splitting at the spine. Numerous loose pages.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Tinus De Jongh. His life and works

A much overdue look at this revered South African artist. Illustrated with numerous colour plates and an informed text.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-380.00)