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The Glamour of Prospecting. Wanderings of a South African Prospector in search of Copper, Gold, Emerald and Diamonds.

Facsimile edition of the 1920 text with a new introduction by T J Couzens and new illustrations by Walter Friedrich. Edited by Douglas Cornell. Creasing and marks to the covers with rubbing and edge-wear. Foxing and browning to page edges. Tide mark to half-title page.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-120.00)

S.W.A Scientific Society Journal. Vol XVIII. 1963/64 – 2964/65

Text: Tri-lingual – Afrikaans, German and English. Featuring various articles eg. “Preliminary Notes on certain Customs of the Hei-Kom Bushmen” and “Oceanographic and Marine Geological Research in South African Oceanic Areas (an abstract with map).” Embossed sticker of previous owner on title page.

Price – $10.00 (ZAR-100.00)

XXe Siecle, Numero 45 Nouvelle Serie XXXVII Annee Decembre 1975 (with lithographs by Man Ray and Matta)

Text: French with English summaries at rear. Art journal without dustjacket as issued, unpaginated; Cover by Max Ernst and includes 2 lithographs by Man Ray and Matta bound in.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-400.00)

Trees of the Kruger National Park. Vols 1 and 2.

Numerous colour plates and b&w illustrations. Both volumes have light specks of foxing to paste-downs with foxing and browning to top and fore-edge. Vol 2 has clear tape down the front gutter as well as ghosting of the colour photographs and some scattered foxing.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Study of the Volcano Nyiragongo. A Progress Report issued by the Institute Des Parcs Nationaux du Congo Belge.

Title page is in French and English. Text: English. Exploration of the National Albert Park – Vulcanological study mission. No. 2. Incudes b&w photographs of the crater and a fold out map.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

L’Art Malgache of Marcelle Urbain-Faublee. Cinquieme Serie: Art et Litterature.

Text: French. Translated: The Malagasy Art of Marcelle Urbain-Faublée. Fifth Series: Art and Literature. International collection of published documentation under the direction of Andrew Julien. B&w photographs and illustrations of carvings, structures and statues.

Price – $40.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Hints for the Formation of a Fresh-Water Aquarium.

Circa late 1850/1860s. Embossed pattern on boards with beautiful gilt device and decorated spine. Detailed illustrations of plants, insects and fishes in b&w. 2 colour illustration (one as frontispieces, the other between page 124 and 125) as frontispiece. Front end pages split at the gutter and well as between title page and the list of illustrations page. Light scattered foxing.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Painters of South Africa.

All colour plates tipped in. Numerous b&w plates. Page 13 loose. Scattered spots of foxing. Remnants of sellotape markings on the free end pages. Small black ink mark on title page. No published date.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-250.00)

South African Poisonous Plants. Notes on South African Plants Poisonous to Stock with particulars of Symptoms and Treatment.

Pamphlet illustrated with 16 half-tone plates. Much of these notes were made by the writer while travelling through various districts in the Cape Colony and then elaborated on from the various agricultural Journals published by the Governments of the South African colonies as well as farmers, many of whom kindly forwarded specimens of plants. Includes notes on poisoning and the treatments which can help.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-450.00)

American Sympathy in the Boer War.

Includes a few b&w photographs. Forward page has a few tears at the staples. Circa 1934

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-800.00)

Op My Familiespoor

Text: Afrikaans. Inscription by the author dated 1973. The author also wrote “Die Bloudam is hul Oesland”. This volume describes the search for his family ancestors who came from Scotland to the Standford/Hermanus area. Published Circa 1969.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Op My Familiespoor

Text: Afrikaans. Inscription by the author dated 1973. The author also wrote “Die Bloudam is hul Oesland”. This volume describes the search for his family ancestors who came from Scotland to the Standford/Hermanus area. Published Circa 1969.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Plant Hunter’s Paradise

Travels and exploration in the mountains and valleys of Burma and adjacent areas, including the unexplored country on the Burma-Tibet frontier, in 1922, 1926 and 1930-31. In a readable way this famous botanical explorer describes plants, nature and native customs. There are appendices on zoological specimens collected and new plants he introduced to Europe that he found in Burma. Tinted top-edge. Light scattered foxing in areas. 2 fold out maps and 13 b&w photographs. Untrimmed pages on lower edge. Circa 1937/1938

Price – $32.00 (ZAR-400.00)

De Afkomst Der Boeren

Text: Dutch. The descendants of the then Dutch-speaking settlers in Southern Africa during the 18th and much of the 19th century. A table in Section B of the Cape ancestors 1657-1807 detailing place of birth, date, with whom and how many children. Heavy browning to feps with light scattered foxing throughout. Small nick to lower page edges. Linen covered boards with gilt lettering on spine.

Price – $58.00 (ZAR-450.00)

History of Botany. (1530-1860)

Prize-giving award to previous owner on front fep which is heavily browned. Gilt lettering and device bright and clear. Some heavy foxing on last 2 pages and paste-downs. Some untrimmed pages.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-550.00)

Botanical Exploration of Southern Africa. Edition 2. Strelitzia 26.

An illustrated history of early botanical literature on the Cape flora. Biographical accounts of the leading plant collectors (some with b&w photographs) and their activities in southern African from the days of the East India Company until the modern times.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-980.00)

Marine Shells of Southern Africa

“A clearly written and carefully illustrated guide to the marine shells of the coast of Southern Africa.” Light foxing to front and rear prelims. b&w photographs.

Price – $14.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Babuna. 100 000 kilometer im flugzeug uber Afrikas

Language: German. English translation: “Babuna. 100 000 kilometers in a plane over Africa’s jungle.” Includes 102 b\w photographs with a map of their journey opposite the contents page. The author and his wife have done five exploratory voyages in Inner Africa to photograph the wildlife. Some pages slightly browned due to age and quality of paper. Top-edge tinted in blue with light foxing to fore- and bottom edge.

Price – $15.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Irma Stern and the Spirit of Africa.

“In her work the spirit of Africa and that of Europe meet and mingle. They interpenetrate and invigorate each other. Irma Stern combines European culture with the spirit of the African landscape.” 11 b&w plates at the rear. Light age-toning to front and rear feps. Boards show some browning.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Should We Forget?

Heavy foxing to front and rear prelims becoming lightly scattered throughout. Bookplate of previous owner on front paste-down. 2 b&w photographs of author’s house before they left for the camp and the ruins they came back to.

Price – $60.00 (ZAR-650.00)

The Butterflies of Southern Africa. 3 of 4 volumes.

Part 1 – Papilionidae and Pieridae (1949); Part 2 – Nymphalidae: Danainae and Satyrinae (1955); Part 3 – Nymphalidae: Acraeinae (1963). (Part 4 which is missing is titled Nymphalidae Nymphalinae, published 1979). Includes a signed letter from the author. Vol 1 has b&w plates while Vol 2 and 3 have colour plates. Edge-wear to all volumes. Spine of Vol 1 has split on the one side and fragile on the spine edges. Boards have some marks, scratches and evidence of insect damage. Unevenly darkened. Light foxing to the end papers.

Price – $330.00 (ZAR-2200.00)

The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa

Introducing a fascinating group of plants – their history, ecological adaptations, life forms and associations within the different plant communities. B&w photographs and sketches.

Price – $320.00 (ZAR-2500.00)

To Everything Its Season. MalaMala. The Story of a Game Reserve.

“Exploring the passage of the seasons in the bushveld as well as a history of MalaMala and its people. Two inscriptions: 1. On title page – signed by the author for the previous owners; and 2. gift inscription to the previous owners from a friend on the half-title page. Top edge foxed and browned with a small stain.

Price – $100.00 (ZAR-750.00)

Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies

“A book designed to enable students, gardeners and plant enthusiasts to identify easily any fern that they might encounter in wandering through the veld or forest.” There are scattered pencil marginalia throughout. Full of b&w illustrations and colour photographs.

Price – $480.00 (ZAR-3500.00)

Lyrical work – Meintjes – Liriese Werk

Signed by the author with an inscription. 49 b&w plates and 1 colour plate. A colour reproduction of “Vlei Beings / Vleiwesens” is affixed to the front cover. It has edge-wear and creasing. The thin card-wraps themselves are sunned, worn and torn around edges.

Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1950.00)