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Lot #01/01 Die laaste Afrikaner-leiers: ‘n opperste toets van mag by Hermann Giliomee. A study of the apartheid leaders, their ideals & strategy. CapeTown, Tafelberg, 2013. Tweede druk. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. 460, tables. VG. Reserve price: R200.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/03 Lord de Villiers and his times: South Africa, 1842-1914 by Eric A. Walker. A biography of a man who was involved in politics & legal matters at the highest level in the Cape, Free State & Transvaal in the last decades of the 19th century. He finished his career as Chief Justice of the Union of South Africa. London, Constable & Co., 1925. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xvi,523, frontispiece (portrait). Covers rubbed, back cover stained, quite heavy foxing. Good. Reserve price: R120.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/05 John Dunn, Cetewayo, and the three generals edited by D.C.F. Moodie. Originally published in a small edition in 1886, this book contains John Dunn’s notes on the Zulu people, his interaction with Cetewayo and his part in the Anglo-Zulu War. It also includes his big game hunting experiences. This reprint includes a new foreword, illustrations, portraits & a map, not found in the original. Durban, Privately published, 2006. Reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. (v),iv,iii,186, portraits, illustrations, map. Previous owner’s signature on front paste-down. VG.  Reserve price: R120.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/06 After Livingstone: an African trade romance by Fred L.M. Moir …. with a foreword by Ian Hay. An account of exploring, hunting & trading in east Central Africa, in areas opened-up to trade by Livingstone. CZECH, p. 198. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1924. Third edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xx,200, photo-plates, portraits, facsimiles, folding map. No dust jacket, covers slightly soiled, Reserve signature on end-paper, heavy foxing. Good+ price: Reserve price: R130.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/07 The Livingstones at Kolobeng, 1847-1852 by Janet Wagner Parsons. A critical study of the controversial missionary & of the time he spent in Kolobeng. Gaborone [Botswana], The Botswana Society & Pula Press, 1997. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 230, photos, portraits, maps. Dust jacket lightly marked & with a small   Reserve price: R100.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/10 Heldin uit die vreemde: die verhaal van Emily Hobhouse by Rykie van Reenen. A biography of the famous British woman, who acted on behalf of the imprisoned Boer women & children during the Anglo-Boer War. Afrikaans text. “S.A. Galery” #2. Cape Town, Tafelberg-Uitgewers, 1970. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (iii),111, photo-plates, portraits. Dust jacket slightly torn (now protected by wrap-around plastic – taped to inside of jacket), gift inscription on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R90.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/11 Marching on Tanga (with General Smuts in East Africa) by Francis Brett Young. A personal account of part of the First World War in East Africa, by a journalist who accompanied Smuts. London, Collins, 1938. New edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. (vii),262,(1), 3 colour plates. Spine stained, inscription & names on end-paper, foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R140.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/12 The Hall handbook of the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902 by Major Darrell Hall. An essential reference tool on the make-up of the opposing forces in the Anglo-Boer War. Gives information on regiments, medals, transport, uniforms, battles, casualties, etc.. Pietermaritzburg, University of Natal Press, 1999. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. ix,(i),272, photos, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, tables. Some faint foxing. VG. Reserve price: R160.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/13 War at sea: South African maritime operations during World War II by Captain C.J. Harris. A history of South Africans efforts during the Second World War at sea, based largely on letters & diaries detailing the experiences of the men & women involved. “South Africans at War” series #5. Johannesburg, Ashanti, 1991. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xix,356, photos, portraits, facsimiles, maps. Dust jacket foxed on reverse, some foxing & browning in the text. Good. Reserve price: R120.00 = SOLD 

Lot #01/17 The African dream by Brian Gardner. The story of Britain’s plans for empire in Africa, from early explorers, through colonial wars, to powerful & wealthy administrators. London, Cassell & Co., 1970. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (xii),331, black / white plates, portraits, facsimile, maps. Dust jacket repaired internally, label removed from end-papers, library-stamp on verso of title-page, some foxing. Good. Reserve price: R100.00 = SOLD


Lot #01/19 Die kerk teen Seinheuwel …. Drieankerbaai, 18801980 by Etienne G. Malan. A history of this Cape Town N.G. Church. Afrikaans text. (Cape Town, The Church), 1980. First edition. 8vo. Pp. 96, 2 colour photos, photos, illustrations, facsimile. Covers slightly marked light stain in bottom margin through book. Good. Reserve price: R90.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/20 Gedenkboek van Parow-Moedergemeente, 1917-1967 by J.A. Heese. The settlement & development of the N.G. Church in Tyger Valley, an offshoot from the Cape Town church. Afrikaans text. (Cape Town, N.G. Church Parow, 1967). First edition. 8vo. (iv),114, photos, portraits, plan. Good+ Reserve price: R120.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/21 Heads and tales: 50 years, 1945-1995 by David Wightman.  An account of 50 years 20th century history, anecdote & experiences in Knysna & particularly the area of the “Heads.” Knysna, Privately published, 1995. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. (vi),89, colour photos, illustrations, map. Covers a bit dusty. VG. Reserve price: R140.00  = SOLD

Lot #01/24 The abundant herds: a celebration of the cattle of the Zulu people by Marguerite Poland & David Hammond-Tooke …. artwork by Leigh Voigt. One of the very special books produced in South Africa, with stunning paintings of the African cattle. The text goes into ritual, mythology, poetry, Zulu language descriptions, of the skin patterns, horn shapes, with English translation & partners (birds) in nature. Cape. Town, Fernwood Press, 2007. Reprinted. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 144, colour paintings, black & white photos & illustrations, colour map. Some faint browning. VG. Reserve price: R180.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/26 Joseph Zulu by Bert Schroeder. Joseph was a cousin of Cetshwayo & this biography deals with his young life & that of the author’s grandfather in Zululand before, during & after the Anglo-Zulu War. He managed to get to Sweden (at the end of that war), where he converted to Christianity & worked & studied for 6 years. He came back to South Africa as an evangelist at Swedish Mission Stations. He became the first African priest in the Church of Sweden in 1901. The illustrations are by Penny Miller. Signed by the author on the title-page. Pietermaritzburg, Shuter & Shooter, 1991. First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. (ix),93, illustrations, map. Spine sunned, church stamp on a few pages, gift inscription. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00 SOLD

Lot #01/27 Skeleton Coast by John H. Marsh. Account of shipwrecks on the coast of Namibia. The foreword is by Field-Marshal J.C. Smuts. Cape Town, Hodder & manieStoughton, 1945. Fourth edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. viii,124, black / white photo-plates, maps. No dust jacket, covers a bit rubbed & marked, tape-marks on paste-downs, signatures on half-title, some foxing. Good. Reserve price: R110.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/28 My lewe en strewe by Genl. Manie Maritz. An autobiography of a man who fought in Natal & northern Gauteng during the Anglo-Boer War, thereafter he went into politics, where he was a Nazi sympathiser & made provocative anti-semitic statements, some of which appear in this book. Johannesburg, Privately published, (1939). First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. (v),263, illustration, portrait. No dust jacket, Spine a bit sunned & slightly torn. Good+ Reserve price: R220.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/29 Shepherd boy of the Maloti by Thabo Makoa …. As recorded and arranged by Anne-Laure Zwilling. An adventure story (factual) of a shepherd boy growing up as a shepherd in a transforming 21st century. Morija [Lesotho], Morija Museum & Archives, 2005. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 157, colour photo-plates. Covers slightly rubbed, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00 = SOLD

ot #01/31 The ship: retracing Cook’s Endeavour voyage by Simon Baker. Nicely illustrated study of Cook’s famous voyage. The author bases his story on the original journals & books, as well as a voyage of an exact replica (of which he was a crew member), which sailed from the Great Barrier Reef to Indonesia. Not Africana. London, BBC, 2002. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 224, coloured & uncoloured pictures, photos, illustrations, diagrams, facsimiles, maps. VG. Reserve price: R120.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/32 The long African day by Norman Myers. Yet another outstanding book of photography (by Myers), this one contains a fair amount of text, mainly on the behaviour of different East African species, as well as on different habitats. New York, Macmillan Co., 1972. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 404, colour photo-plates, black / white photos, diagrams, tables, map. Dust jacket slightly rubbed, light foxing of text pages. Good+ Reserve price: R140.00 bids welcome = SOLD

Lot #01/33 The wild sports of Southern Africa [being the narrative of a hunting expedition from the Cape of Good Hope, through the territories of the Chief Moselekatse, to the Tropic of Capricorn] by Captain William Cornwallis Harris. One of the classics of African big game hunting, reprinted from the fourth edition, 1844. Includes a contemporary account of the Voortrekkers. Cape Town, C. Struik, 1987. Facsimile reprint.  8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xvi,359, colour plates. Dust jacket rubbed, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00 bids welcome = SOLD

Lot #01/36 Frogs and frogging in Southern Africa by Vincent Carruthers. An excellent modern guide to our frogs. Beautiful photos complement excellent text + CD. Cape Town, Struik Publishers, 2001. First edition. 8vo.Thin card covers. Pp. 100, colour photos, black / white diagrams, colour maps. CD of frog calls in pocket attached inside back cover. Previous owner’s signature inside front cover. VG. Reserve price: R100.00 bids welcome = SOLD

Lot #01/37 South African frogs: a complete guide by Neville Passmore & Vincent Carruthers. A revised edition of the definitive guide to frogs of South Africa. Halfway House, Southern Book Publishers, 1995. Revised edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (xiii),322, photos (some colour), diagrams, tables, maps. Dust jacket slightly rubbed, previous owner’s signature on rear end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R150.00 bids welcome SOLD 

Lot #01/39 From Lucy to language by Donald Johanson & Blake Edgar …. principal photography David Brill. A study of the numerous discoveries of early man & the missing links, as discovered by Johanson in Ethiopia & the Great Rift, as well as those found by the Leakeys, Dart, Tobias & Robinson among others, in East Africa & Southern Africa. Large format with superb colour photography. Johannesburg, Witwatersrand University Press, 1996. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 272, colour photos, map. Dust jacket protected, with plastic attached to inside of book, previous owner’s signature, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R350.00 bids welcome = SOLD

Lot #01/40 A landscape of insects and other invertebrates by Duncan Neil MacFadyen …. photographs by Shem Compion. Stunning photos of South African insects & arachnids, together with explanatory text. Deals with the subject in provincial groupings. Johannesburg, Jacana Media, 2009. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 278, colour photos. VG. Reserve price: R220.00 bids welcome = SOLD

Lot #01/41 Hidden wonders: the small 5005 of Southern Africa …. insects – spiders – frogs – reptiles photographs by Dan Lieberman …. text by Rael Loon. Superb colour photos of small creatures from the insects, arachnids, frogs & reptiles. Quite a detailed text accompanies the photos. Johannesburg, Jacana, 2007. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (vi),305, colour photos. VG. Reserve price: R220.00 bids welcome = SOLD

Lot #01/43 Flowers of the Natal Drakensberg: the lily, iris and orchid families and their allies by O.M. Hilliard. An outstanding small guide to Drakensberg flowers, published in “Ukhahlamba Series” no. 4.  Pietermaritzburg, University of Natal Press, 1990. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. viii,85,(2), colour photos, line-drawings, maps. Good+ Reserve price: R120.00 bids welcome = SOLD


Lot #01/44 Lot #01/44 Wild gardening [a guide for the east coast and lowveld] by Geoff Nichols …. illustrated by Trevor Coleman, Dave Johnson & Geoff Nichols …. creating a bird garden by Dr. David Johnson. A pioneer work of its kind in South Africa. Durban, Natal Branch of the Wildlife Society of Southern Africa, 1988. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 37, colour photos, diagram. Covers rubbed, ownership details inside front cover. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00 bids welcome = SOLD

Lot #01/48 Hunting journal, 1852-1856: in the Zulu kingdom and the Tsonga regions by Robert Briggs Struthers …. edited by Patricia L. Merrett & Ronald Butcher. Journal of a big game hunter / trader in Zululand & Tsongaland in the 1850s. “Killie Campbell Africana Library Publications” no. 6. Durban, Killie Campbell Africana Library, 1991. First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. 150, portrait, illustration, facsimiles. VG. Reserve price: R170.00 bids welcome = SOLD


Lot #02/59 Side-gate and stile: an essay in autobiography by N.H. Brettell …. with a foreword by D.E. Borrell and a selection of verse by the author. Twenty-five years as a headmaster in Charter District, Zimbabwe. Some of his poetry appears in the previous lot. “Men of Our Time” vol. 6. Bulawayo, Books of Zimbabwe, 1981. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xxii,238, frontispiece (portrait), colour plates. Dust jacket severely rubbed & slightly torn, previous owner’s details on end-paper, foxing. Good. Reserve price: R150.00 bids welcome = SOLD

Lot #01/60 Tony Grogan’s Settler country Wash drawings, some in colour, of 1820 Settler landscapes, buildings & people, with extensive text. Cape Town, Don Nelson, 1980. First edition. Landscape format. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Unpaginated. Illustrations (some colour), map. Dust jacket lamination bubbling, long gift inscription on end-paper, some foxing. Good. Reserve price: R150.00 bids welcome = SOLD

Lot #01/63 From boys to gentlemen: settler masculinity in Colonial Natal, 1880-1920 by Robert Morrell. A prize-winning study of the dominance of the white male in old emigrant families of the Natal Midlands in the years preceding & after the Anglo-Boer War. Pretoria, University of South Africa, 2001. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. xviii,322, photos, portraits, maps. Covers curling Lot #01/65 Scotty Smith by F.C. Metrowich. Biography of a famous bandit who “worked” in the western Transvaal & Bechuanaland. Cape Town, Books of Africa, 1983.Third edition, revised & enlarged. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xiii,229, portraits (one colour), end-paper map. Dust jacket rubbed, foxing & browning. Good. Reserve price: R140.00 bids welcome = SOLD

Lot #01/67 The Basuto of Basutoland by Major E.A.T. Dutton. A general guide to the country, landscape, people, their society & folk-tales. Includes an appendix on the Battle of Berea, with a map. Includes damaged but very rare dust jacket. London, Jonathan Cape, 1923. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 132, colour frontispiece, photo-plates, map. Dust jacket torn, part torn away, inscription on front paste-down, some browning & foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R450.00 bids welco

Lot #01/69 Basutoland …. explanatory memorandum Basuto National Treasury [Government publication] No. 1/47. A financial report to Paramount Chief Mantsebo Seeiso on the revenue, expenditure, salaries of chiefs & headmen, etc.. Dual English & Sotho text. A very scarce document. (Maseru, Basutoland Government, 1944). First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 49 + 51, tables. Covers & text heavily foxed, & browned, tape-marks inside covers & on end-papers. Good+ Reserve price: R350.00 bids welcome = SOLD


Lot #01/73 The rain and its creatures: as the Bushmen painted them by Bert Woodhouse. The author explores themes of rain & water in Bushman art. Johannesburg, William Waterman Publications, 1992. First edition. Landscape format. 4to. Hardcover. Pp. viii,100, photos (some colour), illustrations, Dust jacket a bit creased & frayed along bottom edge, paper lightly toned, Good+ Reserve price: R150.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/76 Zulu victory: the epic of Isandlwana and the cover-up by Ron Lock & Peter Quantrill. A detailed study of the Anglo-Zulu War from the ultimatum up until the Battle of Isandlwana & the cover-up afterwards. Johannesburg, Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2005. Paperback reprint. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. 336, photo-plates (some colour), portraits, facsimiles, tables, maps. Fine. Reserve price: R145.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/77 Zulu vanquished: the destruction of the Zulkingdom by Ron Lock & Peter Quantrill …. foreword by David Rattray. Sequel to the authors’ excellent Zulu victory. Looks at the reasons for Zulu triumph at Isandlwana & the second British invasion of Zululand. Signed by both authors. London, Greenhill Books, 2005. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 304, plates (some colour), portraits, plan, maps. VG. Reserve price: R160.00  = SOLD

Lot #01/83 Huberta goes south: a record of the lone trek of the celebrated Zululand hippopotamus, 1928-1931 by Hedley A. Chilvers …. With a section on the National Parks of Southern Africa by C. Selwyn Stokes …. and illustrations and map by H.E. Winder. Account of a famous trek by a hippopotamus, down the east coast from Zululand, as far as East London. Apart from the story of the hippo’s journey, there is a long chapter on the Kruger National Park. Johannesburg, Central News Agency, 1931. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 174, plates, map. No dust jacket, covers a bit rubbed, text browned, signature on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R230.00 SOLD

Lot #01/84 Building a nation: a history of Botswana from 1800 to 1910 by J. Ramsay, B. Morton & T. Magadla. A good history of the colonial period in Bechuanaland / Botswana. Includes European influences, the Batswana / Boer war, etc.. Gaborone, Longman Botswana, 1996. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers Pp. xvi,277, black / white photos, illustrations, portraits, tables, maps. Covers rubbed, text pages browned. Good+ …. together with …. The birth of Botswana: a history of the Bechuanaland Protectorate from 1910-1966 edited by Fred Morton & Jeff Ramsay. Deals with the development of political awareness and the move towards self government in Botswana. Gaborone, Longman Botswana, 1995. Reprint. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 206, black / white photos, portraits, diagrams, tables, maps. Good+ two volumes Reserve price: R300.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/85 Words of Batswana: letters to Mahoko a Becwana, 1883-1896 translated and edited by Part T. Mgadla & Stephen C. Volz. A selection of letters on various subjects, published in the newspaper “Mahoko a Becwana,” letters in English & Tswana. Subjects include missions, language & literature, politics & cultural change & European colonisation. “Van Riebeeck Society, Second Series” no. 37. Cape Town, Van Riebeeck Society, 2006. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xlv,(i),374, photos, facsimile, maps. VG. Reserve price: R150.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/90 NADA: Rhodesia Ministry Internal Affairs Annual, volume IX, no. 5, 1968 Includes articles on “The gold miners of Monomotapa” by M.D.W. Jeffreys & “The Hungwe people of the Makoni District” by L.V. Jowett. Salisbury [Rhodesia], The Ministry, 1968. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. xi,98, black / white photos (1 folding), tables. Covers rubbed, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R80.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/96 NADA: Rhodesia Ministry Internal Affairs Annual, volume XII, no. 1, 1979 Includes articles on “Polygyny among urban Shona and Ndebele Christians” by G.L. Chavunduka & “The Chiota dynasty” by M. Gelfand & Mrs. Joan Henry. Salisbury [Rhodesia], The Ministry, 1979. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. xi,79, black / white photos, portraits, facsimiles, tables. Covers rubbed, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/97 NADA: Rhodesia Ministry Internal Affairs Annual, volume XII, no. 2, 1980 Includes articles on “African cattle in pre-colonial Zimbabwe” by R.S. Roberts & “The VaMhari” by J. White. Salisbury [Rhodesia], The Ministry, 1981. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. v,79 – 153, black / white, portrait, tables, folding map. Covers slightly rubbed, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R90.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/99 The history and extent of recognition of tribal law in Rhodesia by Harold Child. New legislation in 1969, forced the author to extensively revise this book. Includes traditional law with regards to marriage, divorce & status of women. Salisbury, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Rhodesia Government, 1976. Revised edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. xix,255. Some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R130.00= SOLD

Lot #01/104 Rachel Isabella Steyn: Presidentsvrou by Nellie Kruger. This biography deals mainly with the period of the Anglo-Boer War. Afrikaans text. Cape Town, Nasionale Pers Beperk, 1949. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. (vii),168, photos, portraits. No dust jacket, Covers rubbed, front end-paper removed, rear end-paper slightly torn. Good. Reserve price: R170.00 = SOLD

 Lot #01/106 Voortrekkerstamouers, 1835-1845 by Jan Visagie. Gives brief details, but including place / farm of origin, genealogical details and destination, of over 20,000 Voortrekkers. Afrikaans text. Pretoria, Universiteit van Suid-Afrika, 2000. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. xxii,362, photos, portraits, folding maps in pocket inside back cover. Some pencil marking in the text. Good+ Reserve price: R160.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/122 An artist’s journey along the old Cape post road, 1832-33   illustrated by 21 of his sketches, further illustrations and a map, with notes and clues to the identity of the artist by Alfred Gordon-Brown. A book of mainly landscape sketches of the western & southern Cape, with notes from the artist’s journal. The editor attributes the artwork to Lieutenant Frederick Knyvett. Published for the Friends of the South African Library. Cape Town, A.A. Balkema, 1972. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. ix,69, illustrations, facsimiles, map. Covers a bit sunned, some browning in the text. Good+  Reserve price: R250.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/125 Irene by Nigel Helme …. witline drawings by Carola Brotherton and Julia van der Byl. A pictorial history of a Transvaal farm of Jan Smuts & village.  (Pretoria, Privately published, c. 1976). First edition. 4to. Landscape format. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (vii),136, photos (some colour), portraits, illustrations, facsimiles, maps. Dust jacket slightly rubbed, inscription on title-page. Good+ Reserve price: R130.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/126 Selections from Travels in the interior of Southern Africa by William J. Burchell …. edited by H. Clement Notcutt. A useful abridgement of the famous travels for those of us who do not have access to an original. London, Oxford University Press, 1950. Fourth impression. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. (xii),80, frontispiece (portrait). Covers a bit creased, plenty of pencil notes in the text. Good+ Reserve price: R130.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/127 Bringing forth light: five tracts on Bishop Colenso’s Zulu mission by John William Colenso … edited by Ruth Edgecombe. A reprint of five rare pamphlets on Colenso’s Zululand mission, done in one volume, with introduction & notes. Includes three Zulu accounts of his visits to Zululand (in English). “Killie Campbell Africana Library, Reprint Series” no. 4.  Pietermaritzburg, University of Natal Press, 1982. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xlvi,252, photo-plates, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, folding map. Some browning. VG. Reserve price: R160.00 = SOLD 

Lot #01/129 The Zambezi expedition of David Livingstone, 1858-1863 …. Two volumes edited by J.P.R. Wallis. Based on Livingstone’s letters & previously unpublished diary of the famous Zambezi expedition. Illustrated with reproductions of paintings, mainly by Thomas Baines. “Central African Archives, Oppenheimer Series” no. 9. First edition. Two volumes. 4to. Cloth. Dust jackets. Pp. lvi,211 + v,213-462, colour frontispiece (portrait), 16 colour plates, 2 folding maps. Dust jackets a bit foxed & with a 4cm piece out of dust jacket of volume #1, quite heavy foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R570.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/131 The rodents of Southern Africa: notes on their identification, distribution, ecology and taxonomy by G. de Graaff .… with colour plates by R.A.R. Black. Detailed study of rodents. After 35 years still the standard work, with beautiful colour plates. I remember Gerry de Graaff well, as he was a regular customer when we had our Pretoria shop back in the day and I can remember how proud he was of this publication. Durban, Butterworths, 1981. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xviii,267, 12 colour plates, photos, tables, maps. Dust jacket a bit rubbed, some browning. Good+   Reserve price: R180.00 = SOLD 

Lot #01/136 The vultures of Africa by Peter Mundy, Duncan Butchart, John Ledger, Steven Piper .… illustrations by Duncan Butchart. Definitive study of African vultures, illustrated with colour paintings, drawings & photos. Johannesburg, Acorn Books, 1992. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 464, 11 colour plates of paintings of vultures, photos (some colour), illustrations, tables, maps. Dust jacket faintly toned, previous owner’s name on front paste-down. VG. Reserve price: R450.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/137 Botanical exploration of Southern Africa: an illustrated history of early botanical literature on the Cape flora …. biographical accounts of the leading plant collectors and their activities in Southern Africa from the days of the East India Company until modern times by Mary Gunn & L.E. Codd. A very useful, well-illustrated, reference work on explorers & botanists in South Africa & their botanical collections, published works, botanical art, etc.. Most of the book consists of a biographical dictionary. Introductory volume to the “Flora of South Africa,” published for the Botanical Research Institute. Cape Town, A.A. Balkema, 1981. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xiv,(i),400, colour frontispiece, portraits, photos, illustrations, facsimiles. Dust jacket slightly torn, faint toning on end-papers. VG. Reserve price: R500.00 = SOLD

 Lot #01/143 The traditional medical practitioner in Zimbabwe: his principles of practice and pharmacopoeia by M. Gelfand, S. Mavi, R.B. Drummond & B. Ndemera. A fairly academic study of traditional medicine in Zimbabwe. ”Zambeziana” vol 17. Signature of Mavi on title-page. Gweru, Mambo Press, 1985. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. x,411, black / white plates (photos, line-drawings, portraits). Spine & covers a bit rubbed, previous owner’s signature inside front cover, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R400.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/146 Food from the veld: edible wild plants of Southern Africa botanically identified and described by Francis William Fox & Marion Emma Norwood Young … in collaboration with Desmond Hallowes, Rene Segal & Ruth Wustrow … with botanical descriptions by Gerrit Germishuizen. Describes over 1000 plants used for food & drink by indigenous peoples of Southern Africa, with botanical descriptions, culinary & other uses, preparation, etc.. Includes plants used as a water substitute in desert areas or in times of famine. Johannesburg, Delta Books, 1983. Reprint. 4to. Card covers. Pp. 400, photos, line-drawings, table. Covers rubbed, corners creased, some browning & foxing. Good. Reserve price: R180.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/154 South African Eden: from Sabi Game Reserve to Kruger National Park, 1902-1946 by James Stevenson-Hamilton. An excellent read, this is the best book on the history of the Kruger National Park. London, Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1952. Second edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xxi,313, photo-plates, portraits, maps. Dust jacket not present, spine & covers unevenly faded, cloth rubbed, previous owner’s details on paste-down, foxing. Fair+ Reserve price: R140.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/157 Mammals of Northern Rhodesia: a revised check list with keys, notes on distribution, range maps, and summaries of breeding and ecological data by W.F.H. Ansell. The standard work for the time. Signed by the author, with date-stamp on end-paper. Lusaka, Government Printer, 1960. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (xxxi),155,24 (maps & diagrams), colour plates. Dust jacket a bit edge-worn, browning. Good+ Reserve price: R160.00 = SOLD

Lot#01/159 The fishes of Northern Rhodesia: a check list of indigenous species by P.B.N. Jackson. An updated, detailed list with descriptions & a key to all freshwater fishes of Zambia. Lusaka, Government Printer, 1961. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xv,140, diagrams. Dust jacket in photocopy, slight wear to front cover, light foxing. Good+  Reserve price: R130.00 = SOLD

Lot#01/162 An illustrated guide to the freshwater fishes of the Zambesi River, Lake Kariba, Pungwe, Sabi, Lundi, and Limpopo Rivers by Rex A. Jubb …. with illustrations by Hilda M. Jubb. A standard work on fishes of Zimbabwe. Bulawayo, Stuart Manning, 1961. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. ix,171, colour plates, black / white illustrations, diagrams, end-paper maps. Dust jacket browned,  addendum slips tipped in where relevant. Good+  Reserve price: R180.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/163 The birds of southern Mozambique by Phillip A. Clancey …. illustrated with forty-nine colour plates by the author, a range of distribution maps and six photographic plates by K.L. Tinley. Durban, African Bird Book Publishing, (1996). Revised edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. (vi),313,(17), colour plates, black & white photos, maps. Covers a bit rubbed & creased. Good+  Reserve price: R120.00 = SOLD

Lot #01/174 Guide to the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park by Gus Mills & Clem Haagner. A good guide to the Kalahari Gemsbok game reserve, including the history & development of the reserve. Includes details on habitat & animals. Halfway House, Southern Book Publishers, 1989. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. (x),102, colour photo-plates, end-paper maps. Text browned. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00 = SOLD

1/192 An auto-biographical memoir of Petrus Borchardus Borcherds, Esq., late civil commissioner of Cape Division and resident magistrate for Cape Town and district thereof, and Cape District. Being a plain narrative of occurrences from early life to advanced age by Petrus Borchardus Borcherds. The writer’s observations on the country, the people, law and politics during the first half of the 19th century. Born in 1786, he was present during Dutch rule, first & second British occupations. He travelled extensively in the Cape Colony, observing the Bushmen and other indigenous people, Boers, politicians. This memoir was “Chiefly intended for his children and descendants, countrymen and friends.” This reprint of the 1861 edition has an index & introduction not found in the original. Copy no. 174 of a limited edition of 510 copies only. Cape Town, Africana Connoisseurs Press, 1963. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. (viii),xxv,500,15, frontispiece (portrait). Some browning. Good+  Reserve price: R280.00 = SOLD