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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)

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)

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)

The Hills of Lakeland

Includes 16 plates in colour, 36 plates in monochrome and 2 maps by the author. Foxing to prelims. Scattered light foxing to contents but seems not to affect the plates. Each plate protected by a flimsy with a description. Age-toning to page edges. Contents firmly bound.

Price – $50.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Adventures of Mr and Mrs Jim and Ron.

Poetry and prose by Ron Padgett, accompanied by numerous black-and-white, mainly cut-and-paste photographs and illustrations by Jim Dine who is a Pop artist. Gift inscription on front free end page. Unpaginated. Dog eared corners lower RH side.

Price – $33.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Skara Brae. A Pictish Village in Orkney.

The conservation of the remarkable prehistoric village and the life of prehistoric man in these islands. Numerous b&w plates and illustrated drawings. Colour map of village at Skara Brae. Inscription and previous owners names on front free end page. Bookplate on front paste-down. Pencil marginalia on pages 3, 51. Paper clipping of the death of the author pasted as frontispiece. Light scattered foxing throughout as well as to the fore-edge. Tinting with a few stains to the top edge.

Price – $140.00 (ZAR-980.00)

Eric Kennington – Drawing the R.A.F

Selection of portraits of men from Fighter Command, Bomber Command, Coastal Command and Army Co-Operation Command. Introduced by Sir Ronald Storrs. 4 Colour plates tipped in. Remainder 48 portraits in b&w. Edge-wear and sunning to boards. Fraying at the corners. Signs of insect nibbling on rear cover. Small open nick to top of spine edge.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-400.00)

A Description of the Shetland Islands comprising an account of their Scenery, Antiquities and Superstitions.

Previous owner’s stamp on front free end page. Foxing to front and rear prelims as well as top and fore-edge of pages. Discolouration mark to lower gutter area of the prelims.

Price – $260.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

Notarial Signs from the York archiepiscopal records.

From the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research. A collection of notarial signs from the 13th to 18th centuries.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-260.00)

The Draper’s Dictionary. A Manual of Textile Fabrics: Their History and Applications.

Previous owners names on paste-down (pasted label) and free end page. Tide-mark and some light cockling to front end papers. Scattered foxing. A square mark on the preface page. Edge-wear to boards with bumped corners and some abrasions and marks. Fraying to the spine edges. No published date.

Price – $220.00 (ZAR-2500.00)

The Collected Works of Herman Charles Bosman. 2 Volumes.

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. Previous owner’s details on front fep.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Henri Matisse

Tashen’s 25th aniversary edition. Life and works of Henri Matisse.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-300.00)


A colloquy between artist and author in 1962. Includes a chronology and 50 colour plates.

Price – $13.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Unconventional Builders

“Why on earth would anyone decide to build that? 17 Stories of how people (and in one case, Birds) get involved with construction.”

Price – $26.00 (ZAR-280.00)

The Studio. Volume 123

Comprising the six monthly numbers from January to June 1942. Numerous articles – eg. Re-Dedication and Reconstruction; War Artists at the National Gallery; Wood engraving, and many more.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

From the Monotremes to the Madonna. A Study of the Breast in Culture and Religion.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-200.00)

A Mathematician’s Apology

“A personal account by a mathematician of distinction of what mathematics has meant to him as a man.” Previous owners names on front free end page.

Price – $28.00 (ZAR-300.00)

The Mammals of South Africa

Foreward by Lt.-Col. J Stevenson-Hamilton. A comprehensive book on the mammals of South Africa. Supplemented with beautiful colour plates illustrating well over 200 different kinds of mammals.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-450.00)