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Catalogue of books about Africa Q256 7th September 2019

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EASTERN CAPE

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#27190 Broster, Joan. AMAGQIRHA. Religion, Magic, And Medicine In Transkei. Peach cloth boards. 126pp large 4to. 0.8kg. Preliminary pages foxed. overall a Good copy in dustwrapper (rubbed, foxed inside, no chips, tears, or loss). Via Afrika. (1981) 1st edition. isbn 9780799406405
Signed by Author to title page. Author had lived in rural Transkei for 30 years at the time of writing and has written extensively on the Xhosa people.
£30.00
#27191 Broster, Joan. AMAGQIRHA. Religion, Magic, And Medicine In Transkei. Peach cloth boards. 126pp large 4to. 0.8kg. Offset to eps. overall a Good+ copy in dustwrapper (rubbed, foxed inside, no chips, tears, or loss). Via Afrika. (1981) 1st edition. isbn 9780799406405
Author had lived in rural Transkei for 30 years at the time of writing and has written extensively on the Xhosa people.
£25.00
#27141 Byron, Charles Langley. HINDSIGHT IS PERFECT VISION. (A Trilogy). Book 1: When Christmas Trees Fall. An Autobiography, Written As a Trilogy, Of A Baby Boomer Born In South Africa. 255pp paperback. A new unread copy. Self. 2019. isbn 9789996820991
Signed to title page by Author - a retired geologist now living in Botswana. Growing up in the Border region of the Eastern Cape during the 1950s & '60s, he recalls the life of those early years with memories as a boarder at Dale College in King Williams Town, holidays on the Transkei Wild Coast and life on a farm in the Kei Road district to make for good memories of those days.
£16.00
#27201 Currey, R.F. RHODES UNIVERSITY. 1904-1970. A Chronicle. Gilt dec. blue cloth boards 186pp. illustrated b/w plates 8vo. 0.5kg. A very Fine copy in matching dustwrapper. Grahamstown 1970.
The earlier history of Rhodes University, Grahamstown. Roll of Honour.
£20.00
#27204 Davis, Harold Delacour & Grant Delacour. MEMOIRS OF A TRANSKEI TRADING FAMILY. Printed glazed boards. 245pp illustrated 8vo. 0.6kg. A very Fine unmarked copy. Brevitas 2011. isbn 9781874976547
Part 1. Dad's Tapes, The reminiscences of Harold Delacour Davis, a Transkei trader, transcribed from tape recordings. Part 2. The Next Generation, the reminiscences of Grant Delacour Davis, son of Harold. Personal reminiscences of life mostly in the early and mid 20thC.
£20.00
#27253 Hockly, Harold Edward. THE STORY OF THE BRITISH SETTLERS OF 1820 IN SOUTH AFRICA. Blue cloth boards. 317pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions, a VG copy in lesser bright and protected dustwrapper (repaired tears, loss at head of faded spine). Juta. Cape Town 1949 reprint of 1st edition.
Chronicles the arrival of the Settlers of 1820 on the shores of Southern Africa & their location on the Eastern Frontier of the old Cape Colony as a buffer against the increasing migration of indigenous peoples westwards. Includes list of settlers, Coats of Arms, Roll of Honour, extensive bibliography.
£25.00
#27175 Jones, E. Morse. (Index by Geoff Tucker). THE LOWER ALBANY CHRONICLE. Six vols. Part One. 1806-1825. Part Two. 1826-1840. Part Three 1841-1850. Part Four 1851-1855. Parts Five & Six 1856-1900. Index 1809-1900. Printed white wraps A5 format. A VG+ set. Lower Albany Historical Society 2002-2004. isbn 0620291648 0620291656 0620294973 0620294981 062029129X 0620325003 isbn 0620291648
Provides a chronological survey of historical minutae in the areas around Bathurst and Port Alfred in the period 1806-1855. Culled from books, letters, diaries, notebooks, periodicals, ms. etc. with notes, index, list of sources. Events such as births, deaths, marriages, christenings, military and commercial activity, and much more. Gives a detailed picture of the happenings in these areas on a day by day basis. A new edition of this work. Previously unpublished, parts 5 & 6 have been prepared from the original notes of the Author with the addition of a newly prepared index of names.
£35.00
#27176 Metrowich, F.C. ASSEGAI OVER THE HILLS. Green cloth boards. 215pp illustrated b/w plates. maps on eps. A clean Good copy in dustwrapper (reinforced along edges and folds, Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1953 1st edition.
Signed by Author on title page. Stories of the Eastern Cape. A collection of the more than 30 historical gems from the region.
£18.00
#27147 Shaw, William. (Rev). (Comp. Celia Sadler). NEVER A YOUNG MAN. Extracts From The Letters And Journals Of The Rev. William Shaw. Green cloth boards. 187pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. A VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper, an excellent copy. Haum. Cape Town 1967.
Neatly signed by Compiler on title page. A Methodist, Shaw was an 1820 Settler having been chaplain to the Sephton party on the "Aurora". This account tells in his own words a vivid first-hand account of the conditions in which the settlers found themselves. It tells of his meeting with the Dutch trekkers, African tribesmen, government officials, slaves, Hottentots, and others in the course of his work here.
£25.00
#27140 Thompson, Michael Charles. TRADERS AND TRADING STATIONS Of The Central And Southern Transkei. Printed boards. 753pp illustrated large 8vo. 1.5kg. A new unmarked copy. Brevitas 2016 4th edition. isbn 9781874976684
Signed by Author on title page. A human map of the Transkei trading stations. Author travelled the area extensively in the years after WW2 and before the enforcement of apartheid policies. Added to this, more recent detailed research has built up mini-biographies of several hundred trading stations. With photographs and maps this also provides a detailed guide to the off-the-beaten-track Transkei. A must-have for anyone interested in this area with both geographical and genealogical interests.
£65.00
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NATAL & ZULULAND

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#27178 Player, Ian. MEN, RIVERS, AND CANOES. Tan vynide boards. 232pp illustrated 4to. 0.8kg. 2 maps in rear pocket. No inscriptions. small bump to front edge of spine marking wrapper and binding. really not serious. hence a near Fine copy. Maps as new. Echoing Green Press. Empangeni 2007 2nd edition. isbn 9780980250121
Part 1, Being an account of the establishment of the Pietermaritzburg to Durban Umsindusi and Umgeni rivers canoe marathon and of early expeditions on the Umzimkulu and Umkomaas rivers. Part 2, Being an account of canoeing on the Pongola river during game ranging days at Ndumu game reserve.
£25.00
#27210 Samuelson, R.C.A. LONG, LONG AGO. Gilt on red textured vynide boards. 419pp illustrated 8vo. 0.9kg. No inscriptions, 4 square corners. eps foxed, ff age-tanned. a VG copy. no dustwrapper. T.W. Griggs. Durban 1974. Facsimile of the Knox Printing 1929 edition.
Copy No.25 of 1000. An early informal history of Natal
£35.00
#27207 Wrinch-Schulz, Joyce. THE FIRST SIXTY YEARS. A History Of The Durban Country Club 1922-1982. Gilt title on black 'leather' boards. 215pp illustrated square 4to. 0.8kg. Small notes to rear of title page, eps spotted lightly, else contents unmarked, 4 square corners, minor wear, an attractive VG copy with excellent shelf and table appearance. Durban 1982.
Includes golf, tennis, & bowls records.
£10.00
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GENERAL AFRICANA (HISTORY, UNCLASSIFIED)

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#27196 Beinart, William. TWENTIETH CENTURY SOUTH AFRICA. 414pp paperback. A very clean copy, VG+ condition. Oxford University Press 2001 2nd edition. isbn 9780192893185
A very readable account. The new edition includes much additional material over earlier editions.
£12.00
#27206 Burman, Jose. TOWARDS THE FAR HORIZON. The Story Of The Ox-Wagon In South Africa. Printed boards. 168pp illustrated 8vo. 0.5kg. No inscriptions, 4 square corners, contents unmarked, VG+ condition. Human & Rousseau. Pretoria 1988 1st edition. isbn 9780798124119
A very well illustrated account of the ox-wagon; its use over two and a half centuries in this country, its history and construction, the oxen, and tales of those who depended upon the wagon for a livelihood.
£18.00
#27200 Jeppie, Shamil. (Ed). HISTORIES FOR SOUTH AFRICA. On The Place Of The Past In The Present. 240pp paperback. No inscriptions, wraps a little rubbed, contents as new, VG+ condition. Juta Gariep. Cape Town 2004. isbn 9781869034450
The contents are based upon the proceedings of the October 2002 conference 'History, Human Memory and Human Progress' held in Cape Town. Articles include: Shamil Jeppie, Africa: Whose History? Whose Memory? Himla Soodyall, Genes Ancestry And History. Es'kia Mphahlele, African Literature And History In The Classrooms. Andre du Toit, The Truth And Reconciliation Commission As Contemporary History. Jeff Guy, The Landscape Of Imperialism: Lessons From Imperial History. Randall Abrahams, Histories Of South African Popular Music. Jacqueline Dean, Doing History: Theory, Practice And Pedagogy. Janette Deacon, Heritage And African History. Sandra Prosalendis & Patti Kolbe, Potent Spaces Story Place: Teaching History Through Museums. Philip Bonner, History Teaching And The Apartheid Museum. Gandhi Malungane & Sue Krige, Conversations From And For 'Communities': Working With Oral History. June Bam, The South African History Project. Linda Chisholm, The History Curriculum In The (Revised) National Curriculum Statement: An Introduction. Duncan Hindle, Textbooks In The Classroom: Challenges And Possibilities. Albert Grundlingh, Some Trends In South African Academic History: Changing Contexts And Challenges.
£20.00
#27160 Van Der Ross, R.E. UP FROM SLAVERY. Slaves At The Cape. Their Origins, Treatment And Contribution. 160pp illustrated softcover. 0.4kg. A near-Fine copy, seemingly unread. Ampersand Press / University of the Western Cape. Kenilworth 2005 1st edition. isbn 9781919760629
Systematically obscured by apartheid and colonial historians, hidden by the shame of their descendants, the history of slavery is here presented in an accessible manner. Being descended from slaves the Author provides not only an in-depth history of slavery, but his own case-study. Interesting chapter on the contribution by slaves and their descendants to the musical culture of the Cape.
£20.00
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ANTHROPOLOGY, RELIGION, MYTH & LEGEND

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#23958 Jochim, Michael A. STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL. Cultural Behaviour In An Ecological Context. Chocolate spine over avocado cloth boards. 233pp 8vo. 0.6kg. Neat ownership signature ffep, eps spotted else a VG+ copy. no dustwrapper. Academic press (1981). isbn 0123854601
The strategies for survival relate to group survival in challenging environments. There are many examples relating to African peoples. While this is a general text relating to diverse geographical locations there are references to the Kalahari desert, Botswana, the !Kung & Gwi/San, & East Africa
£20.00
#25397 Kessler, Evelyn S. WOMEN. An Anthropological View. Yellow boards. 267pp 8vo. 0.5kg. Ownership inscription ffep. a VG copy. no dustwrapper. Holt, Rhinehart & Winston 1976. isbn 9780030148767
Chapter 10 'Women In Indigenous Societies' deals with Mbuti women of the Ituri forest, and Chapter 12 'Women In The Culture Of Poverty' deals with the Nagoli and Adupa of the Ik and references Colin Turnbull's work with them.
£15.00
#27188 Mutwa, Vusamazulu Credo. AFRICA IS MY WITNESS. Blue cloth boards. 344pp 8vo. 1.1kg. 80No inscription. a G+ clean copy. no dustwrapper. (it does have a homemade dustwrapper with the front of the original attached). Blue Crane. Johannesburg 1966 1st edition (Standard Edition).
The sequel to 'Indaba My Children'.
£35.00
#27181 Tyrrell, Barbara. HER AFRICAN QUEST. 327pp illustrated softcover. No inscriptions. lower rear wrap creased else a VG copy. Lindlife 1996 1st edition. isbn 9781875027057
Author records the traditional dress of many ethnic groupings in Southern Africa. Pencil line drawings of her subjects drawn from her field studies illustrate this book which records her travels. She has much to say of interest relating to the culture of the indigenous peoples. The drawings are dated from the mid 1940s through to the 1950s.
£20.00
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FINE ARTS, ARCHITECTURE

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#27209 Lewcock, Ronald. EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA. A Study Of The Interaction Of Two Cultures 1795-1837. Gilt on blue cloth boards. 451pp. illustrated large format. 1.9kg. Boards marked and unattractive. contents unmarked, sound, overall a Good copy. no dustwrapper. Balkema. Cape Town 1963 1st edition.
Heavily illustrated, this is a detailed study of English & Dutch architecture as it evolved in south Africa. references and bibliography
£40.00
#27187 Nettleton, Anitra. NIGERIAN ART. Selected Pieces From The Meneghelli Collection. 255pp softcover illustrated 4to. 1.1kg. Wraps are lightly rubbed else this is a near-Fine copy. Totem Galleries 2002. isbn 9781868382972
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Standard Bank Gallery assembled and organised by the University of the Witwatersrand. The Meneghelli collection is the largest collection of historical art in Southern Africa in terms of the diversity of the cultures which it embraces and the number of items in its collection. The pieces on the exhibition were a selection from the Nigerian artworks in the collection.
£80.00
#27250 Reid-Henry, Louise. COMMEMORATIVE PRINTS. (David Reid Henry). Introduction And Sketch Notes By ... (David Reid Henry). Frontis portrait of artist. 6 prints, each in folder 550mm x 425mm in original blue 'solander' box 580mm x 450mm. 3.7kg. Fine condition in VG+ solander box. A most attractive item, a full set of prints. Frank Read Press. Mazoe 1979.
Set No.70 of 250 only. These lithographic prints, produced by Frank Read Press of then Mazoe, Rhodesia, were produced by a mixture of photo and hand lithography. The prints illustrate the following birds: the Trumpeter Hornbill, the Ceylon Blue Magpie, the Fish Eagle, the Crested Barbet, the Iceland Gyrfalcon, and Epping Forest. Five of the originals were done in tempera, the sixth in oils.
£200.00
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BIOGRAPHY (DIARIES, MEMOIRS, FAMILY & COMPANY HISTORIES)

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#27254 Bruton, Mike. WHEN I WAS A FISH. Tales Of An Icthyologist. 310pp illustrated paperback. As new copy. Jacana 2016 2nd imp. isbn 9781431420575
Onetime director of then then JLB Smith Institute, author tells not only of his experiences in studying the coelacanth but also of many other adventures in his fishy world.
£20.00
#27193 Coetzee, Jan K., Gilfillan, Lynda. & Hulec, Otakar. FALLEN WALLS. Voices From The Cells That Held Mandela And Havel. Printed white boards. 194pp small 8vo. 0.35kg. A Fine unread copy. Lidove Noviny / Robben Island Museum. isbn 9788071065463
Signed to title page by the three authors. The stories of Joseph Faniso Mati, Johnson Malcomess Mgabela, & Monde Colin Mkunquna, Jiri Mesicki, Lola Skodova, & Jiri Stransky. Three South African prisoners of conscience and three from the former Czechoslovakia tell their stories.
£40.00
#27177 Green, Pippa. CHOICE NOT FATE. The Life And Times Of Trevor Manuel. Black cloth boards. 602pp illustrated 8vo. 1.2kg. A Fine copy in dustwrapper, Penguin South Africa 2008. isbn 9780143025337
An extensive biography of Trevor Manuel who rose from the Cape Flats to the position of the South African minister of finance. At 2007 he was the world's longest serving minister of finance.
£20.00
#27109 Jackson, Stanley. THE GREAT BARNATO. 278pp paperback. No inscriptions, a VG+ copy. Penguin Books, London 1990. isbn 9780140126907
This biography, filled with anecdotes, both comic and historic, uncovers much fascinating new material about gold and diamond millionaire, Barney Barnato.
£10.00
#27189 McLaren, Dora. THE WATAKAI DIARY. Printed stiff card wraps. 138pp A4 format. illustrated 2 photographs tipped in. Gift inscription ffep, minor marks, 4 square corners, VG condition Self. Watakai 1994?
A personal record from letters written by author to the family during the first years of settling into Watakai farm which appears to have been about 16 miles out of Mazoe in then Rhodesia.The content chiefly relating to farm news from March 1953 when they first arrived, ending abruptly in October 1958.
£25.00
#27211 Meintjes, Johannes. PRESIDENT PAUL KRUGER. A Biography. Red boards. 295pp. illustrated 8vo. 0.6kg Large gift inscription ffep. 4 square corners, a VG copy in matching dustwrapper (no chips, tears, or loss). excellent copy. Cassell. London 1974 1st edition. isbn 9780304294237
Author's definitive biography reveals a portrait of a man hidden beneath the propaganda generated as a result of the machinations of imperial policy designed to wrest control of the ZAR from the Boers and which have coloured popular perceptions of the man ever since.
£16.00
#27252 Meintjes, Johannes. PRESIDENT STEYN. A Biography. Black cloth boards. 272pp illustrated 8vo. 0.5kg. No inscriptions, 4 square corners. VG+ condition in Good dustwrapper (chipped and worn at spine ends, repaired tear at front near top of spine, no loss). Nasionale Boekhandel. Cape Town 1969 1st edition.
Marthinus Theunis Steyn was the last President of the Orange Free State Republic. He read law at Oxford and was not anti-British, but when war had been joined he fully supported the Boer cause. After the war he played a leading role in the rehabilitation of the country.
£20.00
#22921 Pama, C. (Ed). FAMILIA. 1968 No.2 Quarterly Journal Of The Genealogical Society Of South Africa Printed cream wraps, stapled 4to. VG condition. Cape Town 1968.
List of contents on request. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request
£10.00
#22922 Pama, C. (Ed). FAMILIA. 1968 No.3 Quarterly Journal Of The Genealogical Society Of South Africa. Printed cream wraps, stapled 4to. VG condition Cape Town 1968.
List of contents on request. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request
£10.00
#22923 Pama, C. (Ed). FAMILIA. 1968 No.4 Quarterly Journal Of The Genealogical Society Of South Africa Printed cream wraps, stapled 4to. Ink note to front wrap else VG condition. Cape Town 1968.
Includes Index/Register 1967/68. List of contents on request. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request
£10.00
#22925 Pama, C. (Ed). FAMILIA. 1969 No.1 Quarterly Journal Of The Genealogical Society Of South Africa. Printed cream wraps, stapled 8vo. VG condition. Cape Town 1969.
Articles include: Die Eerste Myburghs. The Boyes Family in South Africa. Anna Marie Bruyning. 'n Onbekende Stammoeder. Taxation & Genealogy. Steyn: Die Stamboom van 'n Afrikaner-Familie. Kwartierstaat van President Kruger. Voortsetting Van Kwartierstaat, Kruger. 'n Paar Aantekeninge By Die Kwartierstaat van Paul Kruger. Die Familie Kraamwinkel In Suid-Afrika. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request
£10.00
#22924 Pama, C. (Ed). FAMILIA. 1969 No.2 Quarterly Journal Of The Genealogical Society Of South Africa. Printed cream wraps, stapled 8vo. VG condition Cape Town 1969.
List of contents on request. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request
£10.00
#27184 Partridge, A.C. (Ed). LIVES, LETTERS AND DIARIES. With Introductions And Annotations. Cream cloth boards. 199pp illustrated b/w plates. 8vo. Ownership signature ffep. 4 square corners, the boards are a touch tanned else a VG+ copy in protected dustwrapper (tanned, no chips, tears, or loss). Elisa Series Volume 1. Purnell. Cape Town 1971. isbn 9780360001244
Selected extracts from the writings of Adam Tas, Lady Anne Barnard, V.M. Fitzroy, Sir John Herschel, Andrew Geddes Bain, Nathaniel James Merriman, John & Catherine Findlay, Sir Walter Stanford, Lady Lucy Duff Gordon, & Carl Mauch.
£15.00
#27095 Rubin, Martin. SARAH GERTRUDE MILLIN. A South African Life. Red cloth boards. 284pp illustrated 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep else a clean VG copy in lesser dustwrapper (rubbed, wear at ends of spine, no major loss or tears). Ad Donker. Johannesburg 1977. isbn 9780949937384
A biography of Sarah Gertude Millin.
£10.00
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EROTICA

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#26850 Barbieri, Gian Paolo. EQUATOR. Printed paper-covered boards. 167pp large format 330mm x 270mm illustrated. 1.7kg. Bump to lower spine, else a Fine copy in matching dustwrapper. Taschen. Koln 1999. isbn 9783822866238
Evoking the sensuality of the Seychelles with his photographs of fish, sand, water, skin, fruit, renowned fashion photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri shows us Eden as it is with us today still.
£30.00
#27077 De Klerk, Stef. ABAFANA. Printed white wraps. unnumbered large format 280mm x 220mm. 0.6kg. A very Fine copy. Janssen. Simonstown 2003 1st edition. isbn 9781919901138
Black male nudes by local Eastern Cape photographer.
£25.00
#27070 Janssen, Volker. (Ed). BLACK. Vol.6. The African Male Nude In Art & Photography. Softcover 78pp large format 330mm x 240mm. 0.6kg. An as new copy. Janssen. Simonstown 2007. isbn 9781919901367
Images by Sven Herback, Black In France. Jamal, Black in California. Anon., African Classics. Jay Mac, Black Jamaica. Leonard Zett, Black Rastas. Also article on relevant postage stamps.
£10.00
#27076 Janssen, Volker. (Ed). BLACK BEAUTY. The Best Images Of Nine International Photographers. (Vol.1). Printed wraps. unnumbered large format 330mm x 240mm. 1.1kg. Minor imperfections, still a Fine copy. Janssen. Simonstown 1999. isbn 9783925443862
The best of work by nine international photographers. Images by Biron, Pierre d'Harville, Norman Hatton, Jamal, Kaguta Mbeya, Bruno de Nedeiros, Hal Roth, Vesselin Valchev, & Leonard Zett.
£90.00
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FICTION AND CREATIVE WRITINGS

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#27183 Adey, D., Beeton, Ridley., Chapman, Michael., & Pereira, Ernest. COMPANION TO SOUTH AFRICAN LITERATURE. Red cloth boards. 220pp. illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. 0.9kg. Ownership inscription. A Good+ copy in bright dustwrapper (sello marks inside, no loss or tears). A clean copy with nice shelf and table appearance. Ad Donker. Johannesburg 1986 1st edition. isbn 9780868520391
Covering a period of almost 200 years from 1795 to 1986 this is an alphabetical reference to anyone and anything literary in South Africa.
£25.00
#27098 Barnett, Ursula A. A VISION OF ORDER. A Study Of Black South African Literature In English (1914-1980). 336pp softcover. No inscriptions. A G-VG copy. Sinclair Browne / University Of Massachusetts Press / Maskew Miller Longman 1985. isbn 9780636007222
Commences with a history, then delves into the various forms of writing - poetry, the novel, short stories, autobiography, drama, and critical writings. The term 'black' here covers coloured, indian, and black writers, and includes those living in exile. Extensive bibliography and notes.
£10.00
#27249 Brink, Andre P. ORGIE. Purple title on off-white buckram boards. 106pp 8vo. Neat ownership signature ffep. 4 square corners. stain to rear board, contents unmarked. overall VG- in G+ dustwrapper (mirrors stain to rear internally, rather worn along top and bottom edges especially at ends of spine, no major loss or tears). John Malherbe. Cape Town 1965.
Afrikaans text. "At face value 'Orgie' is the story of a love that reaches a crisis during an Art Ball where everyone is disguised, freed from their everyday identity. Among the masked throng a young woman moves in search of her former lover who has returned after a long absence, thereby forcing her mental and physical relationship with her current beloved into a fateful moment. Thus it becomes, in fact, a repetition, in a modern key, of the ancient mythical orgy in honor of the dead gods who revived in the spring, and it is associated with the great story of Creation. At the heart of the work lies man's primal religious longing for the Something or Someone to whom he can direct his incantations for deliverance from vanity, sterility, destiny and death. The work takes the form of a turn-song between two voices - an elegant composition in which recurring phrases and symbols speak as strongly to the reader's subconscious as to his reason". (Rob Antonissen). Credit is often given to Ingrid Jonker for contributions to this work.\n
£35.00
#27094 Khumalo, Fred. SEVEN STEPS TO HEAVEN. 209pp paperback. No inscriptions. VG condition. Jacana 2015reprint. isbn 9781770093874
A versatile journalist (the Sunday Times) and writer, the author continues the tale of Sis Lettie started in 'Witches Brew' - but she takes a slightly backstage part. Her son Kokoroshe, who is now a lawyer, with Sizwe & Lettie, take the story forward.
£10.00
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GEOLOGY

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#27155 Anhaeusser, C.R. & Maske, S. (Eds). MINERAL DEPOSITS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Volumes 1 & 2. Two volumes. Gilt title on maroon skivertex boards. 2335pp illustrated. 300mm x 220mm. 7.3kg. No inscriptions. all corners square. preliminary pages foxed else contents unmarked. one minor mark lower edge front board of Vol.2 else VG+ condition in G-VG dustwrappers (rubbed especially rear of vol.1. a few minor closed tears, no loss). Contents unmarked save for small round label, probably obscuring price, to ffep of both volumes. Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) 1986. Standard edition. Vol.1 isbn 9780620094412. Vol.2 isbn 9780620094429. isbn 9780620094436
Volume 1 contains 79 papers, including descriptions of Archaean gold, nickel, antimony, and chruysotile asbestos deposits, the auriferous quartz-pebble conglomerate deposits of the Witwatersrand goldfields, and the iron, manganese, asbestos, fluorspar, and zinc-lead deposits of the early Proterozoic Transvaal Sequence. Volume 2 contains 100 papers, including descriptions of platinum, chrome, vanadium, tin, and fluorspar deposits associated with metamorphic mobile belts, including the Limpopo and Damara orogens and the Namaqualand Metamorphic Complex. The final 40 papers in the volume deal with Phanerozoic to Recent deposits, including all the major coalfields, and deposits associated with carbonatites and kimberlites.
£300.00
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MISCELLANEOUS AFRICANA

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#27092 Nasou. NUWE AFRIKAANSE KINDERENSIKLOPEDIE. (12 volumes). 12 volume set. Gilt title to blue panel set on brown vynide boards. about 500pp in each volume. 4to. 16.0kg. Most volumes show spine lean, some storage stains to endpapers, overall a G-VG set that is clean and with excellent contents. Nasou. Cape Town 1987 1st edition 2nd printing. isbn 9780625017553
This 12-volume set was for older school children providing an information source preceding the internet. Very informative, covering a wide range of subject matter with a strong leaning to african matters.
£50.00
#27105 Pretorius, Ian. (Transnet Museum). THE UNION LIMITED ZAMBEZI. Pictorial card wraps. 72pp stabled A4 illustrated. Some minor stains to front wrap hence G-VG condition. Transnet Museum. Johannesburg 2000. isbn 1868050505
Only 650 copies printed. Transnet Museum organised a tour of 4184k over main, secondary, & branch lines, around South Africa and Zimbabwe. This was a steam-powered safari undertaken at a time when the majority of the rail network was running under electric or diesel power. This is an illustrated description of the route, the vintage rolling stock, and the steam motive power used on the train - the latter being illustrated with many of the locomotives that were available for different sections of the route. A fascinating look at the very last days of steam.
£20.00
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NATURAL HISTORY

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#27115 Botha, Charles & Julia. (Illus. Eve Gibbs). BRING NATURE BACK TO YOUR GARDEN. 244pp large softcover. VG condition. Wildlife Society (1995). isbn 9781874975038
A 'Howto' on making your garden attractive to indigenous wildlife. Extensive coverage of indigenous plants from ground cover to trees that will help change your garden from 'exotic' to 'indigenous' and detailed help on the right way to go about it all.
£10.00
#27104 Hobson, N.K. & Jessop, J.P. (Illus. M.C. van der Riet Ginn). KAROO PLANT WEALTH / KAROO-PLANTRYKDOM. No.1. Softcover. unnumbered. in original see-thru sleeve. Small crossed- out name ffep. a Good copy, contents unmarked. Pearston Publications 1970.
50 species illustrated on facing page to text.
£10.00
#27106 Hockey, Phil. BIRDS IN ACTION. Printed glossy boards. 128pp illustrated colour 4to. 0.9kg. No inscriptions, 4 square corners. a little rubbed and worn, a clean and sound G-VG copy. CNA/Struik 1996. isbn 9781874951124
Sections dealing with flight, foods and feeding, comfort and care, displays, nesting, caring for eggs and young, birds and man, all using South African birds as examples. A well illustrated introduction to bird behaviour, not a field guide or reference text.
£10.00
#27255 Palgrave, Keith Coates. & Drummond, R.B. (Ed. E.J. Moll). (Illus. Paul & Meg Coates Palgrave and Terry Duggan). TREES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Printed boards. 959pp illustrated colour & b/w photos and drawings. A Fine copy. Struik. Cape Town 1997 2nd revised and updated edition 9th imp. isbn 9781868251711
Describes and illustrates all of the indigenous and many of the naturalised non-indigenous species of tree occurring in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mocambique south of the Zambesi.
£20.00
#27185 Palgrave, Olive H. TREES OF CENTRAL AFRICA Painted By ... Yellow cloth boards. 466pp illustrated large format 320mm x 245mm. 2.7kg. Gift inscription to front pastedown. boards dusty, corners worn, rear board stained. still a sound reference copy, contents excellent, good shelf appearance. no dustwrapper. National Publications Trust Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1956 1st edition.
With its extensive photographs and coloured plates this is still a standard work on the subject with informative appendices and indices.
£60.00
#27186 Skead, C.J. HISTORICAL MAMMAL INCIDENCE IN THE CAPE PROVINCE. Volume 1. The Western And Northern Cape. Gilt title on chocolate cloth boards. 903pp large format 295mm x 215mm. 2.8kg. in manuscript form. Externally VG condition. Sadly, large cokey library (private) inscription to front page. Cape Town Dept. of Nature and Environmental Conservation, 1980. isbn 9780798401067
Extensive references. Author was director of the Kaffrarian Museum 1950-1961.
£45.00
#27112 Smith, J.L.B. OLD FOURLEGS. The Story Of The Coelacanth. Green cloth boards. 260pp illustrated 8vo. A VG copy in dustwrapper (somewhat frayed around head of spine). Readers Union / Longmans Green. London 1957.
A long inscription from Margaret Smith 'To Chris & Audrey, Who run "my" Summer School reading efficiency course each year ... With grateful thanks, Margaret M. Smith'.
£45.00
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POLITICAL & SOCIAL

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#27167 Baines, Gary. & Yale, Peter. (Eds). BEYOND THE BORDER WAR. New Perspectives On South Africa's Late-Cold War Conflicts. Printed wraps. 342pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. 0.6kg. No inscriptions, front wrap creased. a Good copy with nice clean contents. Unisa 2008. isbn 9781868884568
Contributed essays examine the scenes behind the weaponry of the border conflicts. Contributed essays include: Gary Baines, Challenging The Boundaries, Breaking The Silences. Peter Vale, The Cold War And South Africa: Repetitions And Revisions On A Prolegomenon. Monica Popescu, Mirrorings: Communists, Capitalists And Voortrekkers Of The Cold War. Dylan Craig. 'Total Justification': Ideological Manipulation And South Africa's Border War. Daniel Conway, 'Somewhere On The Border - Of Credibility': The Cultural Construction And Contestation Of 'The Border' In White South African Society. Michael Drewett, The Construction And Subversion Of Gender Stereotypes In Popular Cultural Representations Of The Border War. Mathilde Rogez, 'Borderline Cases': Madness And Silence In The Representation Of The Border War In The Works Of Select South African Novelists. Henriette Roos, Writing From Within: Representations Of The Border War In South African Literature. Wendy Morris, Art And Aftermath In Memorias Intimas Marcas: Constructing Memory, Admitting Responsibility. Karen Batley, Documents Of Life: South African Soldiers' Narratives Of The Border War. Elaine Windrich, Savimbi's War: Illusions And Realities. Edgar Dosman, Countdown To Cuito Cuanavale: Cuba's Angolan Campaign. Robert Gordon, 'Oh Shucks, Here Comes UNTAG!': Peace-Keeping As Adventure In Namibia. Sasha Gear, The Road Back: Psycho-Social Strains Of Transition For South Africa's Ex-Combatants. Christopher Saunders, South Africa's Role In Namibia / Angola: The Truth And Reconciliation Commission's Account. Heike Becker, Remaking Our Histories: The Liberation War In Post-Colonial Writing. Justine Hunter, No-Man's Land Of Time: Reflections On The Politics Of Memory And Forgetting In Namibia.
£10.00
#27199 Biko, Steve. I WRITE WHAT I LIKE. A Selection Of His Writings. Printed wraps. 244pp 8vo. A Fine copy. Picador 2004 reprint. isbn 9781770100060
This is a compilation of his columns published in the journal of The South African Student Organisation under the pseudonym of Frank Talk. It also contains other journal articles, interviews, and letters written by Steve Biko at the time. New Introduction by Nkosinathi Biko. Preface by Desmond Tutu, memoir by Aelred Stubbs, friend, priest, and confidant of Steve Biko.
£10.00
#27197 Calland, Richard. ANATOMY OF SOUTH AFRICA. Who Holds The Power? 330pp large format paperback. 8vo. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy. Zebra 2006 1st edition. isbn 9781868729036
An analysis of the institutions of government, who does what and how. Outlines the methods and relationships within and between the various institutions.
£10.00
#27194 Lodge, Tom. POLITICS IN SOUTH AFRICA From Mandela To Mbeki. 314pp softcover. A Fine copy. David Philip. Cape Town 2002 2nd edition. same as isbn 9780852558706 (James Currey), 9780253215871 (Indiana UP). isbn 9780864865052
Examining the pattern of politics and administration under early ANC rule this looks in detail at the changes occurring since 1994.
£12.00
#27203 Slabbert, Frederik Van Zyl. DUSKANT DIE GESKIEDENIS. 'n Persoonlike Terukblik Op Die Politieke Oorgang In Suid-Afrika. 192pp illustrated softcover. No inscriptions. VG condition. Tafelberg / Jonathan Ball 2006 1st edition. isbn 9780624043577
(Through History. A Personal Look At The Political Transformation In South Africa). The English publication was entitled 'The Other Side Of History'.
£10.00
#27192 Wheeler, Tom. HISTORY OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS 1927-1993. Printed wraps. 779pp 8vo. 1.2kg. A very Fine unread copy. South African Institute of International Affairs. Johannesburg (2005). isbn 9780919810228
Articles by: C.F.J. Muller, A.J. van Wyk, F.J. Nothling, J.H. de Beer, & N.P. van Heerden.
£40.00
#27195 Whisson, Michael G. INTERESTING TIMES. A Short History Of The Institute Of Social And Economic Research, Rhodes University. \N ISER Rhodes University 2004. isbn 0868104051
A commemoration of the ISER's 50th anniversary. Airmail worldwide at reduced letter rate on request.
£20.00
#27198 Wilson, F. & Ramphele, Mamphela. UPROOTING POVERTY. The South African Challenge. Printed paper wraps. 380pp. 8vo. indexed. No inscriptions, VG condition. David Philip. Cape Town. 1989 1st edition. isbn 9780864860729
Report for the second Carnegie inquiry into poverty and development in Southern Africa.
£10.00
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RHODESIANA REPRINT LIBRARY (GOLD SERIES)

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#27212 Books of Rhodesia. RHODESIANA REPRINT LIBRARY. Gold Series. Volumes 1 to 36 inclusive. A full set of 36 volumes, all 8vo. many with very attractive decoration on the front board. An excellent set. generally no inscriptions or bookplates, each in matching dustwrapper. Most items in at least VG condition with matching dustwrapper. Rhodesiana Reprint Library. (Gold Series) Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1968 to 1974. Every volume in this set is the 1st edition of the Gold Series, no reprints. isbns, if given, were only allocated to later reprints and are shown here for reference only.
The Rhodesiana Reprint Library editions are all a uniform size. A worthwhile alternative to other editions because of the new information and illustrations included with each volume. Original volumes are scarce, especially in original condition, and often unaffordable. The books are set in context and biographical information on the author is supplied and in many instances additional appendices provided. In one set you have many of the major stories covering the history of Rhodesia as told by those who were there. This particular collection is available only as a set but we have other sets in lesser condition and can supply many individual volumes on request. This set weighs around 25kg nett and we will quote for post & packing as required.
£850.00
#27232 Alderson, E.A.H. WITH THE MOUNTED INFANTRY AND THE MASHONALAND FIELD FORCE. 1896. Gilt title and device on navy cloth boards. 295pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout maps. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, light offset to eps else a Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, light wear only, no chips, tears, or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty (20). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Facsimile of the 1898 Methuen edition. 1st edition thus.
The Matablele Rebellion which broke out in March 1896 had spread by June to Mashonaland. While the Matabele Relief under Col. Plumer went into action a force of Mounted Infantry originally sent from Britain to serve in Matabeleland arrived in Mashonaland for a five-month campaign to subdue the rebellion in that area. With maps, illustrations, and statistical data in the appendices this work is valuable for its details on the engagements fought. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27213 Baines, Thomas. (The Late). THE GOLD REGIONS OF SOUTH EASTERN AFRICA. Gilt & black decorated green cloth boards. 240pp illustrated with frontis, sepia plates & b/w engravings, original advertisements, facsimile letter from Livingstone to Baines tipped to rear pastedown, loose folded map in rear pocket. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, worn at top of spine, no loss or major tears). excellent map. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume One (1). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1968. Facsimile of the 1877 Stanford & Mackay edition. First edition thus. isbn 0869200003
Baines had been contracted to investigate the newly discovered Tati and 'Matabili Land' gold fields. His prospecting as far as Hartley Hill is the subject of this volume. Baines had died 2 years prior to publication of this work and the title page of the original edition notes: "Accompanied By Biographical Sketch Of The Author". The itinerary and map had been revised by Hall who also wrote the Memoir & Sketch. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212
£850.00
#27217 Bent, J. Theodore. THE RUINED CITIES OF MASHONALAND. Being A Record Of Excavation And Exploration In 1891. With A Chapter On The Orientation And Mensuration Of The Temples by R.M.W. Swan. Silver decorated maroon cloth boards. 427pp illustrated engravings. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, Fine condition in VG+ dustwrapper (minor wear, no chips, tears, or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Five (5). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Facsimile of the 1896 Longmans 3rd 'New Edition'. 1st edition thus.
Author travelled throughout the ancient world carrying out archaeological investigations for the British Museum, the Hellenic Society, and the Royal Geographic Society. He spent a year investigating the ruins 20 years after Carl Mauch's investigations (in 1871). The work is well illustrated. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212
£850.00
#27220 Blennerhassett, Rose. & Sleeman, Lucy. ADVENTURES IN MASHONALAND. By Two Hospital Nurses. Gilt on green cloth boards. 340pp illustrated plates. No inscription, 4 square corners, near Fine condition in Good only dustwrapper (repaired tear at bottom of spine, no loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Eight (8). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Facsimile of the Macmillan 1893 Edition with additions and illustrations. 1st edition thus. isbn 0869200143
Three intrepid nurses set up a mission hospital in Penhalonga in 1891 (Beryl Welby was the third nurse). They are commemorated in the Rhodesian National Tapestry, which forms the design on the dustwrapper. The story of their medical services in the face of extreme privation and natural hazards is one of the outstanding tales of the pioneer women. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27224 Brown, William Harvey. ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN FRONTIER. The Adventures And Observations Of An American In Mashonaland And Matabeleland. Gilt title on red cloth boards. 457pp illustrated frontis, plates. 2 foldout maps at rear. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, near Fine condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, no loss or tears). maps as new. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twelve (12). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Facsimile of the 1899 Sampson Low Marston edition with new Publisher's Introduction, appendices. 1st edition thus. isbn 0869200224
Author was a member of the Pioneer Corps. Contains chapters dealing with the Matabele Revolt and the Mashona Rising. Includes foldout reproduction of part of Rhodesia Herald dd. Sep 16th 1896 recording festivities on the anniversary of the founding of Salisbury and also the Mayoral Minute for 1910. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27219 Churchill, Randolph S. MEN, MINES & ANIMALS IN SOUTH AFRICA. Gilt title & device on tan cloth boards. 339pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout map at rear. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, Fine condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, wear at head & tail of spine, no tears, or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Seven (7). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969 Facsimile of the 1893 Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington 3rd edition. First edition thus. isbn 0869200127
Lord Randolph Churchill visited Mashonaland in 1891 to investigate the gold finds and his experiences were originally published as a series of letters to The Daily Graphic. Accompanied by a large entourage he passed through the Cape Colony, the Transvaal and Bechuanaland on the way to Fort Salisbury. He was a shareholder in the Charter Company but much to the chagrin of Cecil Rhodes he showed little enthusiasm for the new mines. A keen 'sportsman' he included a lot of hunting in these travels. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27238 Clark, Percy M. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN OLD DRIFTER. The Life Story of Percy M. Clark Of Victoria Falls. Gilt title on green cloth boards. 271pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout map. 8vo. No inscription, top corners bumped hence a VG+ copy in G-VG dustwrapper (worn around head of spine, no chips, tears, or loss). as-new map. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Six (26). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1936 George Harrap edition with new Publisher's Introduction and Foreword. 1st edition thus.
Percy Clark was the first permanent white resident at Victoria falls (he and his companions were known as 'old drifters'). He set up a curio shop which he ran for 33 years. He also operated canoes, dugouts, a motor launch, and a riksha service - a very entrepreneurial character. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27247 Decle, Lionel. THREE YEARS IN SAVAGE AFRICA. Gilt title on tan cloth boards. 593pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout map. 8vo. No inscription, small tear at head of spine, soft at lower end, hence a VG copy in G+ dustwrapper (heavily worn at head and tail of spine, repaired inside, no loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Five (35). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Facsimile of the 1900 Methuen 1st edition. new Publisher's Introduction and Foreword. 1st edition thus. isbn 0869201093
Author's 7000-mile journey in 1891-1894 from Cape Town to Mombasa, commissioned by the French Government to report on the ethnology & anthropology of Southern and Eastern Africa, occurred at a time just before Africa awakened out of its isolation. He travelled through Bulawayo and Salisbury, took in the Victoria Falls, travelled through Portuguese East Africa and then north through Tanganyika & Nyasaland, and finally through British East Africa, with many diversions on the way. A "last look around" in the words of H.M. Stanley who wrote the original Foreword. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27248 De Waal, D.C. (Tr. Jan H. de Waal). WITH RHODES IN MASHONALAND. In Two Parts. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 296pp total illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. No inscription, a Fine copy in VG++ dustwrapper (minor wear only, no chips, tears, or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Six (36). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Facsimile of the 1896 Juta edition. new Foreword, Publisher's Introduction, and illustrations. 1st edition thus. isbn 0869201166
In 1890 & 1891 De Waal accompanied Cecil Rhodes to Mashonaland. His articles on this appeared in the Cape magazine 'Het Zuid-Afrikaansche Tijdschrift' and were later published in book form. A close friend and admirer of Rhodes, his writings show insight into Rhodes relations with others. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27246 Fairbridge, Kingsley. KINGSLEY FAIRBRIDGE. His Life And Verse. In Two Parts. Blue cloth boards. 246pp + 118pp illustrated frontis, plates, map. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, boards a little patchy, a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (frittered at head of spine, no chips, tears, or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Four (34). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Reprint of the 1927 edition of 'The Life Of Kingsley Fairbridge'. new Publisher's Introduction, additional text and illustrations, and selections from the 1909 & 1928 editions of his 'Veld Verse'. 1st edition thus. isbn 0869201077
Born in Grahamstown in 1885 the family moved to Rhodesia 11 years later. His Child Emigration Scheme took root in Australia where he gave many children new opportunities in life. As well as his Autobiography and Veld Verse this draws from his wife's book Pinjarra, The Building Of A Farm School. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27241 Finaughty, William. THE RECOLLECTIONS OF WILLIAM FINAUGHTY, ELEPHANT HUNTER 1864-1875. Gilt title on tan cloth boards. 244pp illustrated frontis, plates, map. 8vo. No inscription, top corners bumped, a near-Fine copy in G+ dustwrapper (frittered around head and tail of spine, tear at lower end of spine). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Nine (29). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1973. Reprint of the 1916 J.B. Lippincott edition. new Publisher's introduction, additional sketch map, illustrations, and a new Foreword and Notes by Edward C. Tabler. 1st edition thus.
Finaughty was a member of an 1820 Settler family from Grahamstown. He made his first hunting trip to Matabeleland in 1864 aged 21. For the 11 years covered by his Recollections he traded and shot for ivory mainly in the south-west of Rhodesia and in Botswana along the Shashi river. Originally printed in 'The Rhodesian Journal' (1911) they were first published in book form by G.L. Harrison (who had been given the journals by Finaughty) but only in a limited edition of 250 copies and with one installment missing. The work was reprinted in 1957 by Balkema with the missing installment. This edition is a reset edition of the Lippincott edition in the original style with a new index and of course the missing chapter. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27221 Finlason, C.E. A NOBODY IN MASHONALAND. Or The Trials And Adventures Of A Tenderfoot. Gilt decorated red cloth boards. 330pp illustrated frontis portrait. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, near Fine condition in VG+ dustwrapper (one small closed tear, no loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Nine (9). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Facsimile of the 1893 Vickers / Juta edition. 1st edition thus.
Finlason was later known as a cricketer representing South Africa against Major Wharton's English team. Here he writes of his experiences journeying to Salisbury by ox-cart. He was editor of The Star in 1898. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27218 Gouldsbury, Cullen. (Illus. J. Meintjes) RHODESIAN RHYMES. Incorporating 'More Rhodesian Rhymes', 'Songs Out Of Exile', 'From The Outposts'. Gilt on blue cloth boards. 264pp illustrated frontis and pen-and-ink drawings. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, Fine condition in VG dustwrapper (minor wear at head & tail of spine, no chips, tears, or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Six (6). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Reprint of the 1932 Philpott & Collins edition with additions. 1st edition thus. isbn 0869200127
Gouldsbury was a native commissioner. His verse gained him the title of the Kipling of Rhodesia with its admixture of 'heathen' and 'settler' imagery. Includes selection from the booklet 'Shot And Splinters' which was not included in the original edition. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27235 Hall, R.N. & Neal, W.G. THE ANCIENT RUINS OF RHODESIA. (Monomotapae Imperium). Gilt decoration and title on navy cloth boards. 404pp. illustrated frontis, maps, plates. foldout map in rear pocket. 8vo. No inscription, top corners dinged else a Fine copy in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed, closed tear to front, no loss). excellent as-new map at rear. Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Three (23). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1904 Methuen 2nd edition revised & enlarged. new Publisher's Introduction and Foreword. 1st edition thus.
The Zimbabwe Ruins have presented a puzzle of who was responsible for their construction ever since their discovery by Carl Mauch. The first excavations were made by Theodore Bent (Vol.5 in this series: Bent, The Ruined Cities Of Mashonaland). The next excavations were conducted by the authors of this work. The new Foreword surveys the work of the many archaeologists who have studied Rhodesia's 200 or more stone-walled enclosures. This is a reprint of the second enlarged and revised edition and is well illustrated with plates and maps. The rear map shows 'Ancient Ruins and Gold Workings of Rhodesia'. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27227 Hemans, H.N. THE LOG OF A NATIVE COMMISSIONER. Gilt title on red cloth boards. 224pp illustrated frontis, photos, folding map. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, a Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (rear rubbed, spine chipped to head, no major loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Fifteen (15). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Facsimile of the 1935 H.F. & G. Witherby First edition. 1st edition thus.
An account of the life, responsibilities, and routines of a field administrator in the days when a Native Commissioner walked the length and breadth of his District. Highlights of his 'log' include encounters with wild game and a 200 mile boat trip down the Zambesi to the Kariba gorge. His ethnological contributions on the Batonka and Bashankwe peoples are of interest. As Native Commissioner of the remote Sebungwe area prior to the First World War he was charged with the responsibility of collecting taxes, arbitration in civil disputes, allocation of land, registration of births and deaths, locust control and smallpox vaccination. In practice he was also everything from architect to veterinarian due to the remoteness of his District. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27242 Hole, Hugh Marshall. THE JAMESON RAID. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 306pp illustrated frontis, plates, fold-out map. 8vo. No inscription, top corners bumped, a near-Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (worn around head and tail of spine, top right of front corner shows tear else no major loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty (30). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1973. Facsimile of the 1930 Philip Allan edition. new Publisher's Introduction and additional illustrations. 1st edition thus.
Hugh Marshall Hole was Jameson's private secretary for 3 momentous years and his book is an insightful contemporary account of the Jameson Raid. Includes definitive list of participants taking part in the raid. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27215 Hyatt, Stanley Portal. THE OLD TRANSPORT ROAD. Printed blue cloth boards. 302pp illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, worn at head and tail of spine, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Three (3). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Facsimile of the 1914 Andrew Melrose 1st edition, with new Foreword. 1st edition thus. isbn 0869200046
Author tells his story of transport-riding with ox-wagons and trading in the south-east of Rhodesia before the turn of the 20thC. He became the most prosperous trader in his area until the rinderpest epidemic robbed him of all that he had built up. Before the railway reached Bulawayo ox-wagons carried the loads between Mafeking & Bulawayo taking two months to complete the 525 mile journey with a load of up to 8000lb. In 1895 2000 wagons had come into Bulawayo over a 12-month period, and over 100 wagons were counted along the 200 mile stretch between Palapye and Bulawayo. Author tells his story of transport riding and trading in the South East of Rhodesia before the turn of the 20thC. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212
£850.00
#27236 Johnson, Lieut-Colonel. Frank. GREAT DAYS. The Autobiography Of An Empire Pioneer. Black title on mustard cloth boards. 366pp illustrated frontis, plates, maps. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners. a Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper (wear at head of spine, no chips, tears, or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Four (24). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1940 G. Bell & Sons edition. new Publisher's Introduction. 1st edition thus.
At the age of 23 Frank Johnson contracted with Rhodes to enlist and equip the pioneer corps, cut a 400-mile road from Palapye to Mount Hampden, occupy Mashonaland, and hand all over for civil administration at a cost of £87,500. This he did on 12th September 1990 making a profit of £20,000. He was earlier involved in the Langberg campaign, otherwise known as the 1897 Bechuanaland rebellion. In later years when in India he was in command of Lahore during the 1919 uprising. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27231 Jollie, Ethel Tawse. THE REAL RHODESIA. Gilt title on navy blue cloth boards. 304pp illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, offset to eps else a Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper (light wear only, no chips, tears, or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Nineteen (19). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Facsimile of the 1924 Hutchinson edition. new Publisher's Introduction. 1st edition thus.
Hon. Sec. And Organizer Of The Responsible Government Party In S. Rhodesia, 1920. Member Of Rhodesian Delegation To Cape Town, 1922. First Woman Elected To Legislative Assembly In British Dominions. This classic text gives a story of life in Rhodesia including farming, mining, railways, native life, etc. She was the organising secretary of the Responsible Government Association (1918-1919). This book was written on the eve of Rhodesia's assumption of Responsible Government in 1923 after 33 years of Charter Company administration and covers an important transition in the country's political life. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27225 Knight-Bruce, G.W.H. MEMORIES OF MASHONALAND. Gilt title on black cloth boards. 242pp. illustrated frontis, foldout map, adverts. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, light sello stains on eps, hence VG+ condition in VG+ dustwrapper (spine fading, no chips, loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirteen (13). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Facsimile of the 1895 Edward Arnold edition. new Publisher's Introduction. 1st edition thus.
After obtaining Lobengula's permission he walked to the Zambesi River and covered some 1500 miles visiting chiefs throughout Mashonaland and inviting them to accept 'teachers'. He gained a wide personal experience of the African people and this work is especially informative on the domestic life, religious beliefs, customs, and character of the Mashona people and their subjugation by the Gaza and Matabele. He refers to other missionary bodies including the Dutch Reformed Church and the American missionaries. He believed that Christianisation would prepare the people to face the world of European immigration more successfully. After the arrival of the Pioneer Column his ministry was extended to the new white settlements. He served as Chaplain to the Column which marched on Lobengula in 1893 and describes this event in detail. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212
£850.00
#27244 Leonard, Arthur Glyn. HOW WE MADE RHODESIA. Gilt title and device on dark green cloth boards. 364pp illustrated plates. 8vo. No inscription, a Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper (minor wear to head of spine, no chips, loss, or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Two (32). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1973. Facsimile of the 1896 Kegan Paul Trench Trubner edition. new Publisher's Introduction, Foreword, and Illustrations. 1st edition thus. isbn 1135784280
Drawn from author's diaries and letters written while he was stationed at Fort Macloutsie & Fort Tuli during 1891-1891. Author was commanding officer of the BSAP 'E' Troop and his story is a first hand account of the Pioneer Column and the politics of the day. With new Index and 40 additional illustrations. Map of the route taken by the British South Africa Company's Pioneer forces from Macloutsie River to Fort Salisbury on end-papers. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27223 MacDonald, Sheila. SALLY IN RHODESIA. Gilt title on tan cloth boards. 207pp illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, near Fine condition in G-VG dustwrapper (rubbed, worn along top edge, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Eleven (11). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Facsimile of the 1927 Cornstalk Publishing edition. new Publisher's Introduction and additional illustrations. 1st edition thus.
Family letters written over the period 1907 to 1912 from Rhodesia form the text of this book. Humorous, detailed, revealing a world long lost. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27228 McDonald, J.G. RHODES, A LIFE. Gilt title on maroon cloth boards. 403pp. illustrated frontis, plates, reproductions of letters, 2 coloured maps. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, a VG+ copy in Good dustwrapper (worn around head and tail of spine, repaired inside, no loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Sixteen (16). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Facsimile of the 1928 Philip Allan 2nd edition (not the 1927 edition as stated). new Publisher's Introduction. 1st edition thus.
Author was a close associate and confidant of Rhodes for twelve years. Throws a personal light on Rhodes character and career particularly during the last six years of Rhodes life when he devoted much of his time to Rhodesia. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27240 Mohr, Edward. TO THE VICTORIA FALLS OF THE ZAMBESI. Translated From The German Of Edward Mohr By N. D'Anvers. Gilt and black decoration and gilt title on green cloth boards. 462pp. illustrated frontis, plates including four chromolithographs, foldout map. 8vo. No inscription, top corners bumped, a near-Fine copy in G+ dustwrapper (frittered around head and tail of spine, tear at lower front adjacent to spine else no major loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Eight (28). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1876 Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington edition. new Publisher's Introduction. 1st edition thus.
Edward Mohr visited the Victoria Falls in June 1870 only fifteen years after their discovery. He was exploring Matabeleland and Mashonaland, prospecting and hunting, with the mining engineer Adolf Hubner. He recounts his meeting with Baines and his visit to Sir John Swinburne's mining camp at Tati. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27216 Pauling, George. (Ed David Buchan). THE CHRONICLES OF A CONTRACTOR. Being The Autobiography Of The Late George Pauling. Gilt on red cloth boards. 264pp. illustrated frontis, photos. plates, foldout map. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, VG+ condition in VG+ dustwrapper (spine fading, minor wear only at head of spine). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Four (4). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1969. Facsimile of the 1926 Constable edition. new Publisher's Introduction, illustrations, appendices, and map. First edition thus.
George Pauling built the major part of Rhodesia's railway network, including 1531 miles of Rhodes' Cape To Cairo railway, and the tough Beira to Umtali line. He also was involved in the Kowie line from Grahamstown to Port Alfred, the Benguela line, and other rail projects throughout Africa. Over 70 illustrations. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212
£850.00
#27230 Rorke, Melina. MELINA RORKE. Her Amazing Experiences In The Stormy Nineties Of South Africa's Story Told By Herself. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 284pp illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, a Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (spine fading, small closed tear at rear, no chips, tears, or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Eighteen (18). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Facsimile of the 1939 Harrap edition. new Publisher's Introduction. 1st edition thus.
Author's mother was the daughter of an 1820 Settler. She knew Rhodes, Barnato, Kruger, et al. She left the Kimberley diggings for the trek northwards, starting a nursing home in Bulawayo and saving her son from a Matabele warrior. Later she served in hospitals during the Boer War, and was with the force that relieved Mafeking. A romanticised personal view of life at that time. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27239 Sauer, Hans EX AFRICA ... Gilt on brick red cloth boards. 355pp illustrated frontis, plates, foldout map. 8vo. No inscription, top corners bumped, a VG copy in G-VG dustwrapper (frittered around head and tail of spine, no tears, or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Seven (27). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1973. Facsimile of the 1937 Geoffrey Bles edition. First edition thus.
In 1866 Dr Hans Sauer went to the Rand and became involved in the scramble for the gold. At an early stage he moved to Matabeleland and invested in land and mining. He accompanied Rhodes to the peace Indaba in the Matopos during the Matabele rebellion of 1896 and was a member of the first Legislative Council in 1899. His reminiscences of rural life in the Orange Free State, the cradle days of the Rand, and the founding of Rhodesia make a classic story of those days. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27226 Selous, Frederick Courteney. A HUNTER'S WANDERINGS IN AFRICA. A Narrative Of Nine Years Spent Amongst The Game Of The Far Interior Of South Africa ... Gilt decoration and title on green cloth boards. 455pp illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, VG+ condition in G+ dustwrapper (heavy wear to head of spine, no major loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Fourteen (14). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Reprint of the 1881 Richard Bentley edition. new Publisher's Introduction. First edition thus.
"... Containing Accounts Of Exploration Beyond The Zambesi, On The River Chobe, And In The Matabele And Mashuna Countries, With Full Notes Upon The Natural History And Present Distribution Of All The Large Mammalia". In an era when the main trading commodity from the interior of Africa was ivory, Selous was already at 25 the most renowned and successful elephant hunter on the continent. This is a detailed narrative of nearly a decade spent hunting and exploring in Matabeleland and Mashonaland. Includes original maps and plates. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212
£850.00
#27214 Selous, Frederick Courteney. SUNSHINE AND STORM IN RHODESIA. Being A Narrative Of Events In Matabeleland Both Before And During The Recent Native Insurrection Up To The Date Of The Disbandment Of The Bulawayo Field Force. Brown stamped orange cloth boards. 290pp + advts. illustrated frontis, plates, foldout map. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (rubbed, worn at top of spine, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Two (2). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1968. Facsimile of the 1896 Rowland Ward 2nd edition. 1st edition thus. isbn 086920002X
During the Matabele Rebellion of 1896 Selous commanded the 'H' Troop of the Bulawayo Field Force, and this volume deals with the events of this period. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212
£850.00
#27237 Selous, Frederick Courteney. TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE IN SOUTH-EAST AFRICA. Being The Narrative ... Gilt dec. tan cloth boards. 503pp illustrated frontis, plates, folding map. No inscription, top corners bumped hence a VG+ copy in VG dustwrapper (rubbed to spine, no chips, tears, or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Five (25). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1893 Rowland Ward edition. new Publishers' Introduction and Foreword. 1st edition thus.
"... Of The Last Eleven Years Spent By The Author On The Zambesi And Its Tributaries: With An Account Of The Colonisation Of Mashunaland And The Progress Of The Gold Industry In That Country". Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27233 Sykes, Frank W. (& C.G. Lowinger). WITH PLUMER IN MATABELELAND. An Account Of The Operations Of The Matabeleland Relief Force During The Rebellion Of 1896. Black decoration and gilt title on green cloth boards. 296pp illustrated frontis, plates, and two foldout maps. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, light offset to eps else a Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper (rubbed, light wear only, no chips, tears, or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-One (21). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1897 Constable edition. new Publisher's Introduction. 1st edition thus.
Concerned particularly with the Matabeleland Relief Force under the command of Colonel Plumer and the series of peace indabas initiated by Rhodes. A clear record of the major engagements from the Trooper's point of view. The author served in the Medical Corps. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27222 Thomas, Thomas Morgan. ELEVEN YEARS IN CENTRAL SOUTH AFRICA. A Journey Into The Interior - Sketch Of Recently Discovered Diamond And Gold Fields - Umzilikazi, His Country And People - A Brief History Of The Zambesi Missions. Black decorated maroon cloth boards. 418pp illustrated b/w drawings, foldout map. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, near Fine condition in VG dustwrapper (light wear, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Ten (10). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1970. Facsimile of the 1873 John Snow edition. new Publisher's Introduction. 1st edition thus.
Author was a member of the London Missionary Society. Because he contravened various rules of the LMS (trading and political involvement) he was recalled to London and discharged in 1872. Two years later he had accumulated, partly by sales of this book, sufficient funds to return and start his own mission at Shiloh. He completed the translation of the New Testament into Sindebele. Many illustrations, after Baines and Thomas' wife. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212
£850.00
#27243 Varian, H.F. SOME AFRICAN MILESTONES. Gilt title on red cloth boards. 296pp. illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. No inscription, a near-Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper (worn around head and tail of spine, no loss or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-One (31). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1973. Facsimile of the 1953 George Ronald edition. new Publisher's Introduction. 1st edition thus.
Varian spent some fifty years on railway projects in Mozambique, Rhodesia, Angola, and East Africa. This personal description of the day-to-day work of surveying the routes, building bridges and laying track is of great interest. Author's work took him into many new game-hunting areas and he was a keen hunter so recounts many hunting tales. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27234 Wallis, J.P.R. ONE MAN'S HAND. The Story of Sir Charles Coghlan and the Liberation of Southern Rhodesia. Blue cloth boards. 254pp. illustrated frontis, plates. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, a Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper (light wear only, no chips, tears, or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Twenty-Two (22). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1972. Facsimile of the 1950 Longmans Green edition. new Publisher's Introduction. 1st edition thus.
Note that the 'Liberation' in the long-title refers to liberation from the Chartered Company's rule. Sir Charles Coghlan was the first Premier of Rhodesia from 1924 to 1927. A political biography from his youth to his final days covering his experiences in the Boer War (Kimberley), his move to Bulawayo, the First World War, and skirmishes with the Chartered Company leading finally to the granting of Responsible Government. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27229 Wills, W.A. & Collingridge, L.T. THE DOWNFALL OF LOBENGULA. The Cause, History, And Effect Of The Matabeli War. Red, black, & cream decoration on grey cloth boards. 347pp. illustrated plates, foldout maps. 8vo. No inscription, 4 square corners, a bit of a dib on the spine marking both dustwrapper and book, hence a VG+ copy in Good+ dustwrapper (light wear, dib at authors' names at top of spine, no chips, tears, or loss). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Seventeen (17). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1971. Facsimile of the 1894 African Review / Argus edition. new Publishers Introduction and Index. 1st edition thus.
Generally regarded as the Chartered Company's official account of the Matabele War of 1893 (and hence hardly impartial) it was published only nine months after the loss of the Shangani Patrol. Covers the period from the arrival of Mzilikazi to the death of his successor, Lobengula. It traces the origins of the Chartered Company and the Occupation by the Pioneer Column in 1890. 'In Memoriam' chapter listing those who lost their lives in battle, and Rhodesian Roll Call chapter of others involved. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
#27245 Wood, Joseph Garbett. THROUGH MATABELELAND. The Record Of A Ten Months' Trip In An Ox-Wagon Through Mashonaland And Matabeleland. Gilt title on red cloth boards. 198pp illustrated plates, map. 8vo. No inscription, a Fine copy in VG+ dustwrapper (minor wear, one minor tear else no chips, loss, or tears). Rhodesiana Reprint Library (Gold Series) Volume Thirty-Three (33). Books of Rhodesia. Bulawayo 1974. Facsimile of the 1893 Richards Glanville edition. new Publisher's Introduction, with additional portraits, and a new Foreword by Edward C. Tabler. 1st edition thus. isbn 0869200798
An account of the Wood-Chapman-Francis syndicate of concession-hunters from Grahamstown who visited Matabeleland in 1887. Wood was a prominent man of the Eastern Province and a descendant of an 1820 Settler. Sold as part of full set of 36 volumes. see #27212.
£850.00
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TRAVEL & EXPLORATION

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#27208 Burton, Sir Richard F. THE LAKE REGIONS OF CENTRAL AFRICA. A Picture Of Exploration. 2 volumes. Mango and duck-egg blue cloth boards. 412pp + 468pp illustrated 8vo. 1.7kg. Both volumes heavily foxed to spine, 1.5cm tear to top of spine on Vol.2. no dustwrappers, no slipcase. save for minor pencil annots the contents are excellent. Horizon Press. New York 1961 facsimile edition (probably of the Longmans 1860 edition but not stated).
Introduction by Alan Moorehead. Original illustrations.
£45.00
#27114 Delmar, Peter. THE N3 BOOK. 157pp softcover oblong format. No inscriptions, a VG+ copy. Road Series Volume 1. Parkview Press (2006) isbn 9780620341752
A book of factual stories based on the N3 Johannesburg to Durban highway this is the ideal companion for a family making this lengthy trip. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request.
£10.00
#27136 Delmar, Peter. THE N4 BOOK. The Road To Maputo. 157pp softcover oblong format. Neat gift inscription ffep else a VG+ copy. Road Series Volume 1. Parkview Press 2010 isbn 9780620459532
A book of factual stories based on the N4 Johannesburg to Komatipoort highway this is the ideal companion for a family making the lengthy trip to Maputo. AIRMAIL worldwide at reduced letter rate on request.
£10.00
#27180 Hamilton, Genesta. A STONE'S THROW. Travels From Africa In Six Decades. Blue cloth boards. 373pp illustrated 8vo. 0.9kg. Gift inscription to front pastedown, a bit dusty else VG condition in lesser dustwrapper (light wear, a bit worn along top edges, no tears or loss). Hutchinson 1986 1st edition. isbn 9780091659103
Author moved to Kenya in her early twenties where she came to know all the leading figures of the settler community. From the 1920s she developed a taste for lone travel to distant places. Drawn from sixty years of her personal journal of the years 1914 to 1981 this is a view of the world from a privileged person.
£20.00
#27113 Nansen, Fridtjof. "FARTHEST NORTH". (2 volumes). Being The Record Of A Voyage Of Exploration Of The Ship 'Fram' 1893-96 ... 2 volumes decorated gilt and argent on dark olive-green cloth bevelled-edge boards aeg. Also the rear board of both volumes features the additional gilt device of 'Stone High School, Worthing'. Vol. 1. 480pp with foldout map at rear and Vol. 2. 456pp illustrated b&w plates, 8vo. 2.4kg. Both volumes show unbroken hinges front and rear. The rear board of Vol. 1. shows two shallow dibs and some impressions. there is a neat ownership name & address to both volumes' preliminary pages and a school prize label to pastedown of Vol. 1. The top of spine of Vol. 1 is heavily frayed but with no loss and a competent book binder or restorer could make good. The folding map is complete with no loss but there are tears on the fold nearest the external edge and on the inside edge a longish tear across the page has been repaired with three pieces of now well-tanned sellotape. The top edge gilt is dull but the front and bottom edges are still bright. The decoration to the front boards and spine is still bright and attractive. Sadly, mis-printing of volume 1 has affected various pages at the beginning, my count reveals some 8pp having other (duplicate) pages printed in their stead. George Newnes. London 1898. The 2nd edition after the original edition published by Constable in 1897.
... "And Of A Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey By Dr Nansen And Lieut. Johansen With An Appendix By Otto Sverdrup Captain Of The 'Fram'. About One Hundred And Twenty Full Page And Numerous Text Illustrations And Coloured Plate In Facsimile From Dr Nansen's Own Sketches. Portrait And Maps". In the light of the misbinding of Vol.1. the assets of this set are a decent Vol. 2 and the extant map for Vol. 1.
£30.00
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SECOND BOER WAR (ANGLO-BOER WAR)

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#27156 Davey, Arthur. THE BRITISH PRO-BOERS. 1877-1902. Blue cloth boards. 220pp illustrated 8vo. 0.5kg. Ex-library with various stamps and markings, in protected dustwrapper (discreet label with number adjacent to spine, spine faded but no chips or tears). despite some light foxing to pages here and there, this is overall a Good clean sound copy. Tafelberg. Cape Town 1978. isbn 9780624012009
Originally a doctoral thesis, this work gathers the disparate information to produce a focused work on those individuals who were opponents to the attitudes and actions leading to the Boer War. Although they were not successful in their efforts to prevent the war, it is concluded that the attitude of the British government after the war had run its calamitous course was strongly affected by that of the Pro-Boers.
£20.00
#27202 Kestell, J.D. & Van Elden, D.E. DIE VREDESONDERHANDELINGE. Tussen Die Regerings Van Die Twee Suid-Afrikaanse Republieke En Die Verteenwoordigers Van Die Britse Regering Wat Uitgeloop Het Op Die Vrede Wat Op 31 Mei 1902 Op Vereeniging Gesluit Is. Cyan cloth boards. 178pp illustrated 8vo. 0.4kg. No inscriptions. a Fine copy in VG dustwrapper (tanned internally, minor fading & rubbing, no chips, tears, or loss). an excellent copy. Human & Rousseau. Cape Town 1982 1st edition thus. After the J.H. de Bussy 1909 edition (Amsterdam & Pretoria). isbn 9780798113151
(The Peace Negotiations Between The Governments Of The Two South African Republics And The Representatives Of The British Government Which Culminated In The Peace Concluded At Vereeniging On 31 May 1902). Mostly Afrikaans text. "We stand here at the tomb of the two Republics. Let us pray to God to guide us and show us how to keep our people together. With these words, I would like to say goodbye to you, our esteemed Commandant-General, General De Wet, members of both Executive Councils and the delegates". In this way, S. W. Burger, Acting State President of the South African Republic, ended the Peace Negotiations at Vereeniging on May 31 1902, ending an era in South African history. Later that same night, the representatives of the two Boer republics that fought Britain in 1899 met in Pretoria to formally accept the British peace proposals.
£20.00
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MILITARY (REGIMENTAL HISTORIES, MILITARIA, WARS IN AFRICA)

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#27149 Bagshawe, Peter. WARRIORS OF THE SKY. Springbok Air Heroes In Combat. Blue cloth boards. 272pp. Illustrated b/w photos. diagrams. maps 8vo. 0.7kg. No inscription. VG in G-VG dustwrapper (no loss, minor closed tears and wear). Volume 2 in the South Africans At War series. Ashanti. Rivonia 1990 stated 1st edition. isbn 9781874800118
Stories of SA airmen in WW1, WW2, Korea and in recent border actions. Foreword by "Laddie" Lucas.
£12.00
#27152 Brown, James Ambrose. RETREAT TO VICTORY. A Springbok's Diary In North Africa: Gazala To El Alamein 1942. Cream cloth boards. 301pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. 8vo. 0.7kg. Neat ownership signature to half-title page. VG+ condition in VG dustwrapper (chip at top front corner, else excellent). South Africans At War series. Ashanti. Rivonia 1991 stated 1st edition. isbn 9781874800248
Author's diary chronicles the Allied retreat from the Gazala line; Rommel's thrust for Tobruk and its fall with the capture of nearly 40000 men; the retreat into Egypt and the South African stand at El Alamein. A worm's-eye view of the battle with an hour to hour depiction of the battle that sent the enemy back across North Africa.
£15.00
#27148 Brown, James Ambrose. THE WAR OF A HUNDRED DAYS. Springboks In Somalia And Abyssinia 1940-41. Blue cloth boards. 301pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. 8vo. 0.7kg. No inscription. minor shelf wear & spine lean. VG+ in VG dustwrapper (tanned inside, slight wear at head of spine, no chips, loss or tears). a bright attractive clean copy. Volume 1 in the South Africans At War series. Ashanti. Rivonia 1990 stated 1st edition. isbn 9781874800101
Well-known military author had covered this war for SAPA from the first skirmishes to the last battle at Amba Alagi taking 100 days to advance 1700 miles.
£15.00
#27151 Brown, James Ambrose. THEY FOUGHT FOR KING AND KAISER. South Africans In German East Africa 1916. Red cloth boards. 374pp illustrated b/w. 8vo. 0.9kg. No inscriptions. a VG+ copy in dustwrapper. Volume 6 in the South Africa At War series. Ashanti 1991 stated 1st edition. isbn 9781874800323
South African volunteers under the command of General Jan Smuts suffered huge losses as men and animals succumbed to tropical diseases and starvation in their fight against Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck.
£15.00
#27251 Coleman, Francis L. THE KAFFRARIAN RIFLES. 1876-1986. "Nunc Animis". Silver dec. green cloth boards 327pp illustrated with maps and foldouts, 94 plates, etc. 8vo. 1.0kg. A Fine unmarked copy in dustwrapper (one miniature mark on front edge else as new). Kaffrarian Rifles Association. East London 1988 1st edition. isbn 9780620128032
The official regimental history. The origin of the regiment commences with action in the 9th Frontier War by its predecessor the Buffalo Rifles in 1876. The regiment subsequently saw action in the Basutoland Campaign, the Anglo-Boer War, and both the First and Second World Wars. The unit is now known as the Buffalo Volunteer Rifles.
£40.00
#27154 Gleeson, Ian. THE UNKNOWN FORCE. Black, Indian, And Coloured Soldiers Through Two World Wars. Light blue cloth boards. 278pp illustrated 8vo. 0.7kg. Neat ownership signature ffep. insect attrition to top and bottom edges, hence a G-VG copy in VG dustwrapper. good shelf and table appearance. Volume 12 in the South Africans At War series. Ashanti. Rivonia 1994 stated 1st edition. isbn 9781874800569
Authorial gift inscription on half-title page. As guards and drivers, stretcher-bearers, construction workers, gunners, clerks, orderlies, cooks, and in a host of other capacities, they were part of the volunteer units withe the SAAF,the navy, and of course the army. Many ended up as POWs in North Africa.
£24.00
#27150 Harris, C.J. (Captain). WAR AT SEA. South African Maritime Operations During World War II. Grey cloth boards. 356pp illustrated 8vo. 0.8kg. No inscriptions. Minor shelf wear, VG in G+ dustwrapper (repaired scuffs on rear, no serious loss, no tears). good shelf and table appearance though. Volume 5 in the South Africans At War series. Ashanti 1991 stated 1st edition. isbn 9781874800163
Includes many personal records that tell the story of South African naval involvement in WWII.
£10.00
#27161 Patience, Kevin. KONIGSBERG. A German East African Raider. Glazed blue boards. 246pp illustrated 4to. 0.7kg. A Fine copy in matching dustwrapper. Self. Zanzibar 2001 revised edition.
The story of the German S.M.S. Konigsberg and the H.M.S. Pegasus which was destroyed by the German raider at Zanzibar in the early years of the First World War. This is a detailed work, and extensively illustrated. Includes lists of killed and wounded in action for both the Konigsberg and the Pegasus, details of British and German ships & aircraft involved in the saga.
£35.00
#27164 Shaw, C. Scott. LOOKING BACK WITH LAUGHTER. The Saga Of A South African Student, Soldier, And Skypilot In Korea. Stiff printed wraps. 84pp illustrated b/w photos. map. 8vo. A Good copy, rather used and handled, but sound and with excellent contents. Shuter & Shooter. Pietermaritzburg 1973. isbn 9780869852613
Inscribed by Author on title page. Author was chaplain with the famous Cheetah Squadron. Airmail worldwide at reduced letter rate on request.
£12.00
#27172 Tatham, Bill. SPITFIRES RAMPANT IN ITALY IN WW2. The Wartime Adventures Of Little Tat. 4 Squadron SAAF. Italian Campaign WW2 September 1944 To July 1945. 364pp illustrated softcover large 8vo. 0.8kg. Minor crease lower front wrap, else VG+ condition. Self (2005). War Action Edition isbn 9780620336451
Signed by Author. Includes 4 self-told survival stories of pilots who baled out; Lt. H.C. Chandler, Capt. E.W. Sturgess, Lt. D.J. Taylor, & Lt. E.D.K. Franck.
£18.00
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BORDER WARS (20THC CONFLICTS IN ANGOLA, RHODESIA, MOZAMBIQUE)

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#27163 Bridgland, Fred. THE WAR FOR AFRICA. Twelve Months That Transformed A Continent. Milk chocolate cloth boards.403pp illustrated 8vo. 0.9kg. No inscriptions. insect attrition to top and bottom edges, slight spine-lean, else G+ copy in VG dustwrapper (light wear, no loss). Ashanti. Gibraltar 1990 1st edition. isbn 9781874800125
The unofficial story of the Cuban - South African clash in Angola. A full analysis of the war that includes the political side within the accounts of the men in the battle, which culminated in the New York Accords of 22 December 1988 - and which may be said to have opened up democracy, however flawed and fragile, for 100 million people in five Southern African countries. Well illustrated.
£30.00
#27162 Bridgland, Fred. THE WAR FOR AFRICA. Twelve Months That Transformed A Continent. Milk chocolate cloth boards.403pp illustrated 8vo. 0.9kg. No inscriptions. A VG copy in matching dustwrapper (tanned inside but no chips, tears, or loss). a very clean copy with excellent shelf and table appearance. Ashanti. Gibraltar 1991 2nd imp. isbn 9781874800125
The unofficial story of the Cuban - South African clash in Angola. A full analysis of the war that includes the political side within the accounts of the men in the battle, which culminated in the New York Accords of 22 December 1988 - and which may be said to have opened up democracy, however flawed and fragile, for 100 million people in five Southern African countries. Well illustrated.
£40.00
#27166 Croukamp, Dennis Eric Walter. ONLY MY FRIENDS CALL ME "KROUKS". Reconnaissance Specialist. 478pp illustrated softcover. A worn copy, preliminary pages are missing, pages starting at 'iii'. Self. Cape Town 2008 reprint. isbn 978062029391
Author was a reconnaissance specialist with the Selous Scouts in then Rhodesia, carrying out missions in Mozambique and elsewhere. A rank and file story telling it as it was.
£15.00
#27168 Dixon, Glen. (as told to Anthony Mockler). HOSTAGE. Grey cloth boards. 189pp illustrated 8vo. 0.5kg. Gift inscription to title page. a G-VG copy in lesser dustwrapper (chipped and torn at top of spine, no loss). Columbus. London 1986 1st UK edition. isbn 9780862872717
Gift inscription could be by Author. The epic 1000km march of Glen Dixon, hostage of UNITA. Firsthand account by mining engineer Glen Dixon who was taken hostage along with his Filipino crew, including two other Britons and three Americans, during a UNITA attack on the mining town of Cafunfo in Angola. Travelling on foot south to Jamba, a 39-day forced march, they were finally released to South Africa 75 days later.
£10.00
#27159 Lovett, John. CONTACT. A Tribute To Those Who Serve Rhodesia. Gilt device on grey skivertex boards. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. VG+ in G- dustwrapper (very rubbed and worn particularly on edges, worn at head of spine, a few small closed tears, no loss). Galaxie 1978 reprint. isbn 9780869250525
A pictorial profile of the Rhodesian bush war and of its armed services. Particularly noted for its extensive coverage of awards for gallantry, Roll of Honour, and Rhodesian Honours & Awards.
£50.00
#27158 Moorcraft, Paul M. CONTACT II. Gilt device on olive green boards. 208pp illustrated large format 295mm x 250mm. 1.5kg. No inscriptions. minor shelfwear else VG condition in dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears). Sygma. Johannesburg 1981. isbn 9780868760063
This follows from the original 'Contact' volume and aims to be a pictorial review of what the war meant to combatants on both sides in the new Zimbabwe.
£125.00
#27165 Nortje, Piet. 32 BATTALION. The Inside Story Of South Africa's Elite Fighting Unit. Glazed black boards. 315pp illustrated 8vo. 0.9kg. A very Fine copy in matching dustwrapper. Zebra. Cape Town 2003 1st edition. isbn 978186872607
Fighting in Angola from 1975 to 1989 they were known as 'Os Terriveis', the terrible ones, remaining undefeated after 12 years of constant front-line combat. The unit was quietly disbanded in 1993, rather like the Selous Scouts before them in then Rhodesia. The full story of this group of men, victorious in war, but defeated in peace. The author gave a decade of service to 32 Battalion and took part in most of the major SADF operations in Angola.
£50.00


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