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The Dream Song of Olaf Åsteson. One of 10 hand coloured copies signed by the artist. From an edition of 140 copies.

A fragment of a Norwegian folk epic c.400 A.D translated by Pauline Wehrle. This hauntingly powerful text played an important role in lectures given by Dr Rudolf Steiner.

It uses rich symbolism to depict a spiritual leader’s journey of initiation and, as such, provided a perfect stimulus and challenge for the woodcuts of Maryclare Foa. Her immediate and intuitive technique seems to lay bare the very core of the subject for each of the thirty-six blocks which use, as do the verses of the poem, a childlike directness to treat of matters too spiritually deep for the words and images of everyday life.

The massive and eternal quality of text and image has been matched by the amazing binding devised and executed for the whole edition by Habib Dingle. Already renowned for his unique wooden bindings, he has here tackled the problems of quantity. The wood comes from Victorian pitch-pine beams, reclaimed, shaped and polished and incorporated with rawhide, with blind tooling, to form the book’s case. (www.oldstilepress.com)
Printed on 200gsm velin arches paper.
Number 3 of 10 with hand coloured woodcuts, signed by the artist.

Price – $396.00 (ZAR-5000.00)

Bushman Art. Rock Paintings of South-West Africa.

Based on the photographic material collected by Reinhard Maack. 39 tipped in colour plates and 10 figures in the text. Some foxing to the prelims. Two sections of loss to the front panel of the dust jacket. Now in a brodart protector.

Price – $270.00 (ZAR-3400.00)

An Introduction to Astronomy in a Series of Letters from a Preceptor to his Pupil.

Numerous copper-plate engravings, some folding. Lacking front board, otherwise complete. First seven pages are loose. Previous owner’s inscription to the fep.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Table Mountain. A Natural History

Illustrated with numerous colour photographs. This book looks at the intricate relationship between animals and plants in the Cape Floral Kingdom. Previous owner’s bookplate to the fep.

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-260.00)

Artists & Illustrators of the Anglo-Boer War

An extensive and thorough look at the mass of pictorial comment produced during the Anglo-Boer War. 200 colour and 250 black and white pictures cover the widest possible range of artists and media and give a fascinating perspective of the War.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Way to Kirstenbosch

Volume 18 of the Annals of Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens. A look at the history of Kirstenbosch and other Botanic gardens in South Africa. Some highlighting from a previous owner.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa.

Two volumes. Reprinted from the original edition of 1822-4 with some additional material and with an introduction by I Schapera. This edition is limited to 1250 copies. Previous owner’s signature and date, Nov. 1954 on ffep. All illustrations in both volumes present.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2600.00)

Uganda Memories 1897-1940

Number 150 of a limited edition of 750 copies inscribed by the author. Numerous black and white illustrations, a folding map and another to the pocket at the rear. Green cloth boards with some general wear and insect damage.

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2100.00)

Memoir of the Early Operations of the Burmese War. Addressed to the Editor of the United Service Journal. Together with ‘Additional Statement of Facts relative to the Operation of Breaking the Enemy’s Line on the 12th of April 1782.

Inscribed by the author to John Backhouse. Chief Clerk British Consulate Canton 1844-1855. Folding map of the neighbourhood of Rangoon as a frontis. 106pp followed by the second publication of 20 pages. General wear to the binding with a small split to the tail of the spine.

Price – $1500.00 (ZAR-15000.00)

The Cairngorm Mountains

Green buckram boards with gilt decoration. Slight lean to the spine. Previous owner’s name to the verso of the fep.

Price – $85.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Paris et ses Environs

50 original albumen prints of Paris and surrounds. On thick card pages with printed titles. Occasional spotting but all images bright and clear. Gilt edges all round, in a handsome blue and red leather binding. Published c. 1890

Price – $450.00 (ZAR-5000.00)

Eighteenth Century Architecture in South Africa

A very good copy of the third edition of this important work on the subject. Filled with numerous illustrations and photographs. Previous owner’s name to the paste down.

Price – $150.00 (ZAR-1600.00)

With Shield and Assegai

An historical guide to Natal and Zululand. Numerous maps and photographs. Some foxing to the page edges and prelims.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Jeremy Wafer – Artist’s Book. Taxi book no. 003

Black card wraps, colour illustrations throughout.
Taxi is a series of titles on contemporary South African artists, initiated in 1999 by the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS). The series aims to extend the profile of South African Artists both locally and abroad.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

David Koloane – Taxi book 006

Black card wraps, colour illustrations throughout. Taxi is a series of titles on contemporary South African artists, initiated in 1999 by the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS). The series aims to extend the profile of South African Artists both locally and abroad.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Noria Mabasa – Taxi book 007

Black card wraps, colour illustrations throughout. Taxi is a series of titles on contemporary South African artists, initiated in 1999 by the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS). The series aims to extend the profile of South African Artists both locally and abroad.

Price – $55.00 (ZAR-600.00)

Kagiso Pat Mautloa – Taxi book 009

Colour illustrations throughout. Taxi is a series of titles on contemporary South African artists, initiated in 1999 by the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS). The series aims to extend the profile of South African Artists both locally and abroad.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Deborah Bell – Taxi book 010

Black card wraps, colour illustrations throughout. Taxi is a series of titles on contemporary South African artists, initiated in 1999 by the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS). The series aims to extend the profile of South African Artists both locally and abroad.

Price – $68.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Mappei Der Art. Eine Sinfonie in Licht und Schatten

12 tipped in photogravure prints of nudes. Proceeded by two pages of text in German. String bound, the front cover is held by only one of the three holes. Covers edge worn and some pencil tracings to the back cover. Some creasing and ink stains to the last plate and a dog ear to the second last one.

Price – $130.00 (ZAR-1400.00)

‘sGravenhage, Zijn Voornaamste Gebouwen en Schoonste Gezigten: Pracht-Album in 20 Fraaije, Naar de Natuur Geteekende Platen met Bijschriften

20 Lithographic plates of buildings and views of The Hague with descriptions in Dutch. Red cloth boards with gilt embellishment: detached. Most leaves loosed. 2 small booksellers labels to front paste down. Tissue guards browned, soiling and browning through the leaves. Published c. 1859

Price – $200.00 (ZAR-2200.00)

Views of Cape Town and Suburbs

21 full page photographic reproductions, including 2 double page images. Showing cape Town, from the City bowl to Simon’s Town and Sea Point. All photos by T.D. Ravenscroft of Rhondebosch. Published c. 1900. Binding neatly repaired with linen strips. Some general wear to the boards.

Price – $140.00 (ZAR-1500.00)

Original Pen and Ink Cartoon by D.C. Boonzaier

Signed to the lower left corner. Chipping and edge wear. Two 3cm closed tears into the margins.

Price – $180.00 (ZAR-2000.00)

Original Pen and Ink Cartoon by D.C. Boonzaier

Some age toning to the paper.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-1000.00)

At Great-Aunt Martha’s

The story of a family of dutch dolls who have lots of adventures whilst visiting their Aunt Martha. The color illustrations are bright and cheerful, appearing on every other page, opposite hand-lettered text. The author and illustrator, Kathleen Ainslie, was active in the years 1900-1911. She was best-known for her series of children’s books based on jointed Dutch peg dolls which were popular during the 19th and early-20th centuries.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-850.00)

Ceramique Orientale.

Light brown board hardcover book with ribbon ties; Some page edges worn. Page block is unbound. All plates are present and attached. Introductory text in French. Features 40 color photographic plates of Asian pottery. No publication date; appears to be circa 1925. Bookseller label on verso of cover.

Price – $78.00 (ZAR-850.00)