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From Zia, With Love. (A play)

A play based on an actual event which took place in Nigeria in 1984 under the Military rule of Generals Buhari and Idiagbon. Scarce 1st edition. Foxing and ghosting to end papers. Half-title page has a 3cm and a 1cm closed tear to the fore-edge.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-800.00)

Pioneers and Sportsmen of South Africa 1760-1890

The author strives to put forward some lessor-known facts and points of view concerning the intrepid and all-too-little known men who opened the sub-continent to the Europeans. 13 b&w photographs. Ex Libris bookplate of previous owner as well as a 7cm closed tear on front free end page. Foxed throughout with some heavy foxing at intervals. Browning to end papers with a 7cm closed tear on the front free end page. Boards have a few marks and discolorations.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Das Kunstblatt. September 1923 Heft 9

Card bound art magazine. Covers loose. Spine has split below the bottom staple, chip out of top front spine edge. corners dog-eared. Some foxing Text in German. Irma Stern is mentioned on page 284.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Uncommon Places. The Complete Works

Large-format photographic color work on the American vernacular landscape from a series of road trips which the author undertook. Biographical notes. Color photography throughout. Minor handling marks to the lower page edges.

Price – $68.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Miss Beautiful. South Africa in Pageants

A celebration of pageantry, beauty and aspiration in South Africa.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Footprints in the Karoo. A Story of Farming Life.

A journey through the magical, magnificent Karoo, into the homes of farming families, the delights of the country kitchen and social gatherings, the joys and hardships of farming life. The Karoo is a place unlike any other. Previous owner’s details in blue ink on front free end page with a small light tide mark on the top edge in the spine area which has seeped through to about the 4th page. A ‘book club’ comment sheet pasted on rear free end page.

Price – $42.00 (ZAR-580.00)

Das Kunstblatt. Maerz 1924. Heft 3.

Art magazine bound in soft card, black and white photographs. Covers loose. Two middle pages have pulled loose from the staples, spine is chipped and front cover torn in two places. Some foxing

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Comdt. Holden Bowker. An 1820 Settler book including unpublished records of the Frontier Wars.

Holden Bowker arrived in Algoa Bay in 1820 on the Weymouth. “This is the story of his extraordinarily interesting life – first hand accounts of troubled times on the frontiers – enterprising, adventurous and fearless. Recounted with the aid of several rare old Africana documents, two of which have never before been published.”

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Death in Venice

1st English edition. Inscription on front paste-down. Light scattered foxing with heavier foxing to the prelims and top, fore- and lower page edges. Sunning to spine with discolouration and two small stains to green linen covered boards.

Price – $44.00 (ZAR-500.00)

On the Heights

Translated from the Italian by Lovett F Edwards. Previous owner’s name on front free end page as well as small bookseller’s label on paste-down. Only the front cover and title of spine of dust jacket has been retained. Book is covered with self-adhesive plastic covering.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Flower Paintings of Katharine Saunders.

With botanical and biographical notes and explanations by Emeritus Prof A Bayer. 106 colour plates.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Tales from the Old Karoo

“A collection of delightful stories – personal reminiscences, yarns, stories about real ghosts and imaginary people and many more – stories so strange they can only be true.”

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Jungle Ways

Photographs by the author. Bookplate of previous owner pasted on front free end page. 32 b&w photographs of villagers, dancers, and witch-doctors. Light discolouration on page edges. Edge-wear especially to corners, fraying to spine edges with rubbing to tinted pages on the top and bottom edges.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)

The Early Work and the Later Work of Aubrey Beardsley with a Prefatory Note by H C Marillier.

2 Volume set. Unpaginated. 157 plates – Vol 1 and 174 plates – Vol 2. Untrimmed pages in both volumes. A couple of pages in both volumes have some light loss to the edges. Scattered foxing with browning and ghosting throughout both volumes. Vol 1 has small mark on front and rear boards with a light stain tidemark to the front fore-edge of cover. Light bumping to corners. Vol 2 has a small mark on rear board with heavy pocked marks and a few stains on the front board. Top corners bumped with fraying.

Price – $280.00 (ZAR-2500.00)

Upon That Mountain.

The author’s account of his ascent of Mount Kenya, Everest and Nanda Devi expeditions. Inscription on front free end page dated 1944. B&w photographs. Some scattered foxing throughout as well as to the top, fore- and lower page edges.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Five Miles From Town. The Story of the Olympic Sports Club 1904 – 1967

This copy No. 70 of a Limited de luxe Edition. Includes a number of b&w photographs and illustrations. Silver device and the letters J.D.L. on front cover. Gilt lettering on red leather inlay on spine. Ghosting to end papers with foxing to prelims. Foxing to top, fore- and lower page edges.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-350.00)

The Shining Mountain. Two Men on Changabang’s West Wall

“A two-man, lightweight expedition climbing the fearsome and technically challenging granite wall of the Garhwal Himalaya.” Material by Joe Tasker. Foxing to the top, fore- and lower page edges.

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Englishman’s Inn. “Engelsche Logie”. An Account of the Experiences of the British Settlers and Colonists of Natal. 1824-1885

Limited to 1200 copies of which this is No. 1053. According to the Dutch sailors of the 18th century, the Englishmen chose to sojourn at Durban Bluff as it was then generally known, hence the name of the title. “In this account, we will meet the Settlers and Colonists, in many of their difficulties and hard experiences and also in their triumphs in the ‘Old Colonial Days’ of Natal… to achieve success in establishing civilised standards, bringing justice, peace, prosperity and honour to the Colony they loved so well. In doing so they introduced a British way of life and thought to enrich the culture of South Africa.” Some discolouration to the front and rear free end page. Light foxing to prelims and between pages 36/37. Smallish tide mark in the middle of the lower edge but does not affect the text. B&w photographs and illustrations. Dust jacket has large abrasion on rear panel, foxing as well as s tidemark and small stains on the verso.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Cynthia. A True Love Tale. (Signed by author)

A poem. Of this edition there are 500 copies each signed by the author. Sunning to covers. Edge-wear. A number of stains on the spine. Untrimmed pages. Browning to free end papers.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Zeitschrift Für Ägyptische Sprache. Vol’s 34, 35, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43 and 44 bound together.

Title: Magazine For Egyptian Language. Text: German and English with numerous illustrations and hieroglyphics. Some abrasions to boards. Minor foxing to rear end papers. Sunning to spine, edge-wear, bumped corners with frayed edges. Published between 1905 and 1907.

Price – $300.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

Viet Nam in Flames

Photobook by Nguyen Manh Danh and Nguyen Ngoc Hanh, featuring images of the Vietnam War from the South Vietnamese perspective. With text by Pham van Son, translated into English by Tran Nha. Some minor small abrasions to front board. Browning and light foxing to front and rear prelims. Yellowing to page edges. Circa 1970s.

Price – $300.00 (ZAR-3800.00)

150 South African Paintings. Past and Present

Browning to top, fore- and lower edges with some discolouration and light foxing to prelims (front and rear). Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $34.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Lourenço Marques. Photographic and descriptive album of Portuguese East Africa. Vol 1.

Panoramic views of the town. Fold out black/white photographs are fragile. Page 10 has closed tear and creasing to fold with a loose panel. Page 11 has long closed tear to fold and edge-wear. Inscription on title page.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-1000.00)

The African Dream: Visions of Love and Sorrow – the Art of John Muafangejo

More than 160 illustrations of the artist’s lino-cuts. With a foreword by Nelson Mandela. Slight wear with sunning to covers. Scattered foxing throughout and to the top, fore- and lower page edges.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-500.00)

Listening to Distant Thunder. The Art of Peter Clarke.

Extensive and authoritative monograph on the artist. Bound in laminated pictorial paper covered boards.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1500.00)