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Some Afrikaners Revisted.

Signed by the author. Limited edition. This being No. 20 of 300 copies printed. With essays by Antjie Krog and Ivor Powell. Includes some 20 images from the period which were not included in the original book.

Price – $320.00 (ZAR-4200.00)


Signed by the author with an inscription. Bookplate of previous owner on verso of cover.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-320.00)

A Narrative of the Eighth Frontier War of 1851 – 1853 by Mr Isaiah Staples.

“An absorbing account of Mr Staples’ experiences in the Frontier War.” Inscription from the State Library (1979) on the front free end page. Reprint No. 62.

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Shipwrecks & Salvage in South Africa – 1505 to the present.

Light foxing to top edge. Some edge-wear. Previous owner’s name on free end page.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-480.00)

Spons’ Workshop Receipts for Manufacturers and Scientific Amateurs. Vol 1. Acetylene Lighting to Drying.

Set of 5 books (1930 – 1936). Complete. New and thoroughly revised edition. Browning to free end pages. Mark on fep extending to page 7. Bookseller’s label on paste-down which has imprinted on fep.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-550.00)

A Catalogue of Valuable Africana, etc being the collection of the Late Sir Abe Bailey.

Light edge-wear with marks on spine. Small mark on rear cover and half-title page. Lower corners slightly dog-eared.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Painting in South Africa

An up-to-date absorbing story of pictures, people and events and the roles they have played in the modern history of South African art. Includes 99 colour plates.

Price – $33.00 (ZAR-400.00)

The Insect Hunter’s Companion

Instructions for collecting and preserving butterflies, moths, beetles, bees, flies, etc. Revised and extended by A B Farn with an appendix by L N Staniland. Foxing to prelims with scattered foxing where the thread binding is visible. Closed tear pg 9/10. Top end of spine has some wear and tear.

Price – $27.00 (ZAR-180.00)

‘Sharps and Flats’. A Complete Revelation of the Secrets of Cheating at Games of Chance and Skill.

Topics covered: Common sharpers and their tricks; Reflectors; Game of Faro; Dice; High Ball Poker, etc. Sunning with marks to spine and a few abrasions to front cover.

Price – $110.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Portrait of a Pioneer. The Life and Work of William James Laite 1863-1942.

A biographical sketch written by William Laite’s son. Previous owner’s name on front paste-down. Foxing throughout. Long split at page 8/9. Light edge-wear to a few of the pages.

Price – $9.00 (ZAR-130.00)

Sierra Leone: Its People, Products and Secret Societies

Appears to be 1st edition 1916. A journey by canoe, rail and hammock through a land of kernels, coconuts and cacao with instructions for planting and development. Particular attention is given to the ethnology, customs and pursuits of people. Includes a number of b/w photographs. Foxing to prelims.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Tam-Tam. Een Oerwoud-Staat in Suriname.

Text: Dutch. This book is about the South American country of Suriname and its African “maroon” population who rebelled against Dutch slavery and lived in the forested regions of Suriname. Includes some black and white photographs and illustrations of these early free African inhabitants. Bookplate pasted on title page with a signature of previous owner.

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-180.00)

‘n Boer in ArgentiniĆ«

ex-School library with stamps on front paste-down and page 15. Abrasion on fep where date sheet used to be and two signatures of previous owners. Missing small piece of tailband on spine edge.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-380.00)

The Findlay Letters 1806-1870

A selection of two sets of family letters – of the Findlays and the Schreiners’. Compiled from the originals in the possession of George Schreiner Findlay of Pretoria. Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. Clean sound copy. Dust jacket worn and torn.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Curiosities of Clocks and Watches from the Earliest Times.

Previous owner’s name on 2nd free end page. Gilt device of a skull watch of Mary Queen of Scots on the front cover. Untrimmed pages. Stains to covers.

Price – $145.00 (ZAR-2000.00)

Jeqe, The Bodyservant to King Tshaka. (Insila Ka Tshaka)

Translated from the Zulu by Professor J Boxwell. 6 b/w photographs.

Price – $36.00 (ZAR-360.00)

Snow Kings of the Southern Alps.

An essay which began as an article in the pages of the London Spectator describing the the beauty of the mountains and nature in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Light card wraps. Fragile. Foxed.

Price – $25 (ZAR-280)

Paris and South African Artists 1850-1965

Catalogue published for the exhibition “Paris and South African Artists” at the South African National Gallery, Cape Town and the Johannesburg Art Gallary.

Price – $34.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Summer of 1899. The Siege of Kimberley. 14 October 1899 to 15 February 1900.

Limited edition of 1000 copies. Well illustrated with over 500 photographs and sketches.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-950.00)

The South African Air Force at War. A Pictorial Appraisal.

A comprehensive book on South Africa’s air power through the Second World War, Korea and the southern frontier of Angola. Over 875 photographs.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-980.00)

Lions and Virgins. Heraldic State Symbols, Coats-of-Arms, Flags, Seals and other Symbols of Authority in South Africa 1487-1962.

Signed by the author. This is No. 67 of 1000 copies. Illustrated with 125 photographs and drawings – a few in colour.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-420.00)

Zulu Medicinal Plants. An Inventory.

No. 110 of a limited edition of 300 copies. An inventory of over 1000 Zulu medicinal plants. “The work includes updated botanical names, common English and Afrikaans names, extensive list of Zulu names, known physiological effects, chemical compounds and biological properties. Includes a brief outline of family characteristic chemistry; an ailment-coded list of usage by the Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho and a few other lists. Text only.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-980.00)

Catalogue of Valuable Africana, etc. being the Collection of the late Sir Abe Bailey.

Price – $66.00 (ZAR-640.00)

Panoramas of Passage. Changing Landscapes of South Africa.

“Events both large and small, seen through the eyes of several generations of its artists, put into an historical and artistic context many of the momentous changes the area has experienced since the settlers first came upon the breathtaking beauty of it’s landscape.”

Price – $47.00 (ZAR-450.00)

More than Game. A Salute to the South African Air Force.

Previous owner’s inscription on front fold and free end page. The publication of the book coincides with the SAAF’s 75th anniversary painting a comprehensive picture of the contemporary SAAF, emphasising its readiness to take on fresh challenges, a mission for which is it “More than Game”.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-370.00)