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Human Beginnings in South Africa. Uncovering the Secrets of the Stone Age.

Follow the progress of our Stone Age ancestors from their early beginning to the late 19th century. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Dart, Taung and the ‘Missing Link’.

An essay on the life and work of Emeritus Professor Raymond Dart. Based on a tribute to Professor Dart on his 90th birthday delivered at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg on 22 June 1983.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-170.00)

The Place of the Elephant. A history of Pietermaritzburg. (Signed by the author)

A highly informative and readable account of Pietermaritzburg’s history from the early days of Piet Retief to the present. Bringing alive characters and personalities who made and left their marks in the town.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

The Story of Peers’ Cave.

Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the finding of the “Fish Hoek Man” 1928 – 1978.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

The John Herschel Bicentennial Symposium. Held in Herschel School, Claremont.

Ex Libris stamp on title page. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-200.00)

The Destruction of the Zulu Kingdom. The Civil War in Zululand, 1879-1884.

“The story of the destruction of the material strength and political independence of an African society in southern Africa in the late 19th century.”

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Victorian Life at the Cape 1870-1900.

Includes double-side fold out map of Cape Town and environs.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

From the Land of the Zulu Kings.

De Luxe edition limited to 2000 copies of which this book is numbered 1308. This book concentrates mainly on the conflicts that transpired, the struggles for survival and the efforts to bring peace to a troubled land. It is in the form of a guide to many places of interest with the use of maps, photographs and illustrations. Includes loose Errata page.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-250.00)

From the Land of the Zulu Kings.

De Luxe edition limited to 2000 copies of which this book is numbered 1866. This book concentrates mainly on the conflicts that transpired, the struggles for survival and the efforts to bring peace to a troubled land. It is in the form of a guide to many places of interest with the use of maps, photographs and illustrations.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-250.00)

African Naissance: The Limpopo Valley 1000 Years Ago.

Goodwin Series Vol 8 December 2000. The South African Archaeological Society.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-360.00)

Executive Outcomes. Against All Odds.



Price – $75.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Copper Mining in Namaqualand 1846-1931. Aspects of the history.

“From the library of” stamp on title page. Light foxing to front and rear prelims as well as top edge. Black and white photographs. Contents clean and tightly bound.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-120.00)

The Vredefort Structure. Meteorite Impact! The Danger from Space and South Africa’s Mega-Impact.

“The rich geological, archaeological, cultural and botanical heritage presented by the Vredefort region. Includes a guide to more than 20 sites that highlight the heritage of this area which has recently been proclaimed a World Heritage Site in July 2005.”

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-700.00)

Images of Humanity. The Selected Writings of Phillip V Tobias.



Price – $15.00 (ZAR-170.00)

War Along the Orange: The Korana and the Northern Border Wars of 1868-9 and 1878-9.

Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town. Communications No. 1. As part of the author’s thesis, this publication seeks to ‘shed some light on whether the Korana were merely a group of bandits and stock-thieves or were they seeking vengeance for the loss of their lands or were they motivated by a combination of these and other purposes.’

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-180.00)

Journeys in Stitch.

Embroideries and quilts created following the author’s travels.

Price – $11.00 (ZAR-130.00)

Mhudi.

Woodcuts by Cecil Skotnes.

Price – $19.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Twelve British Embroiderers.

An in-depth look at twelve contemporary British Embroiderers from 1932 to 1983. Text in Japanese and English.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-450.00)

An Embroiderer’s Eye. The Diana Springall Collection.

Catalogue of an exhibition held at Macclesfield Silk Museum April – July 2009.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Embroidery in Religion and Ceremonial.

The author is a leading authority on the intricacies of the execution of ecclesiastical embroidery and the creation of vestments, etc for use within the church. Contents clean and tightly bound. Includes mainly black and white photographs with a few colour plates.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Anonymous was a Woman. (Signed by the author)

Traditional American folk art produced by anonymous women whilst occupied with daily life of raising children, running farms and homes.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Twentieth-Century Embroidery in Great Britain 1940-1963.

Companion volume to Twentieth-Century Embroidery in Great Britain to 1939. The development of embroidery from 1940 through the war years of shortages and rationing, the increasing affluence of the fifties, leading to the ‘rebellion’ and permissiveness into the sixties. This culminated in a national acceptance of embroidery on a level with Fine Art and the inauguration of the new National Diploma of Art and Design in 1963. Biographies on leading embroiders of the time, eg. Dorothy Allsop, Beryl Dean and Kathleen Whyte are given. 9 colour and 187 black and white photographs.

Price – $31.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Contemporary Embroidery. Exciting and Innovative Textile Art.

‘Depicting the work of 38 artists from around the world, the range of work covers abstract, realistic and geometric modes of expression using a variety of techniques.’

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-160.00)

Twentieth-Century Embroidery in Great Britain 1964-1977.

Third volume of the history of the Twentieth-Century Embroidery in Great Britain covering the fourteen years following the inauguration of the National Diploma of Art and Design. 13 colour and 172 black and white photographs.

Price – $31.00 (ZAR-350.00)

More Embroidered Garden Flowers (Milner Craft Series)

A companion volume to ‘Embroidered Garden Flowers’ (for the spring garden), featuring the summer, autumn and winter gardens. Contains an illustrated stitch and flower glossary with clear drawings.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-200.00)