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Lot #01/02 Verwoerd aan die woord: toesprake, 1948-1962 edited by Prof. A.N. Pelzer. A selection of the Verwoerd speeches from 1948-1962. Afrikaans text. Johannesburg, Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel, 1963. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. lvii,676, frontispiece (portrait). Dust jacket frayed & chipped, long inscription on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #01/04 Sparks from the border anvil: a record of remarkable and inspiring events and of the progressive enterprise on the long-contested Cape frontier, now the border districts of the Cape Province by A.W. Burton. Deals mainly with the clashes between Xhosa and colonists. King William’s Town, Provincial Publishing Co., 1950. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xviii,(iv),293,(3), photo-plates, portraits, map. Dust jacket chipped & torn, light browning. Good+ Reserve price: R150.00 SOLD

 

Lot #01/08 Missionary travels and researches in South Africa by David Livingstone …. with notes by Frederick Stanley Arnot. A good, later edition of Livingstone’s famous exploratory journey in 1856 to Lake ‘Ngami, Victoria Falls & east & west coasts. Notes by Arnot, an accomplished explorer himself & some additional illustrations, supplied by Francois Coillard. London, John Murray, 1912. New edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xiv,468 + adverts., plates, illustrations, folding map. Covers slightly discoloured, front end-paper removed, some browning in the text. Good+ Reserve price: R350.00

Lot #01/09 Dr. Philip’s empire: one man’s struggle for justice in nineteenth-century South Africa by Tim Keegan. A British missionary at the Cape fought against slavery & for the indigenous people in their conflict with authority & Boer farmers. Includes some reference to Griquas. Cape Town, Zebra Press, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (ix),413, plates (some colour), maps. Fine. Reserve price: R150.00 SOLD

Lot #01/14 Fairbridge, Arderne & Lawton: a history of a Cape law firm by R.M. Macsymon, assisted by John Linnegar. History of a Cape Town law firm whose roots date back to 1812.  Cape Town, Juta & Co., Ltd., 1990. First edition. 8vo. Decorative cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xiii,(i),262, photos, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles. Dust jacket slightly rubbed. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #01/15 Die Franse bydrae tot Africana-literatuur, 1622-1902 by Marilet Sienaert-van Reenen. Includes biographies of important French people, writers, printers, publishers. Letters, documents, music, fiction, military & travel accounts. Afrikaans text. Cape Town, Human & Rousseau, 1989. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 286, illustrations, facsimiles. Covers rubbed, foxing. Good. Reserve price: R130.00 SOLD

Lot #01/16 The Sidi Rezeg battles, 1941 by J.A.I. Agar-Hamilton & L.C.F. Turner. “Official” account of the North African campaign during the Second World War. Cape Town, Oxford University Press, 1957. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp.xiv,505, plates, portraits, maps (some folding). Dust jacket worn & torn, some repair, paper browned & foxed. Good. Reserve price: R240.00 SOLD

Lot #01/18 Reminiscences of Johannesburg and London by Louis Cohen. Valuable description of social & commercial life in early Johannesburg, by one who was there & who knew many of the “players” personally. “Africana Reprint Library” volume 7. Johannesburg, Africana Book Society, 1976. Facsimile reprint, with new foreword & illustrations. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xvii,316, colour frontispiece, plates, portraits. Dust jacket spine sunned, slightly torn at edges. Good. Reserve price: R200.00 SOLD

Lot #01/22 The passing of the black kings by Hugh Marshall Hole. A study of some Central African tribes & their chiefs Khama, Mzilikazi, Lobengula & Lewanika. “The Bulawayo Collection” vol. 2. Bulawayo, Africana Book Society, 1995. Second impression of the 1978 facsimile reproduction of the 1932 edition with a new publisher’s preface. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (xi),xi,322, photo-plates, portraits, tables. maps. Dust jacket rubbed, previous owner’s details on paste-down, light browning. Good. Reserve price: R140.00

Lot #01/23 The life and work of Benjamin Tyamzashe: a contemporary Xhosa composer by Deirdre D. Hansen. Part of an MA thesis on a prolific Xhosa composer, influenced by western music. “Occasional Papers” no. 11. Grahamstown, Institute for Social & Economic Research, Rhodes University, 1968. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (viii),33, portrait, music. Some faint browning. VG. Reserve price: R80.00

Lot #01/25 Hinduism in Natal: a brief guide by Alleyn Diesel & Patrick Maxwell. A survey of Hinduism, its practice, outline of the religion & its festivals, lists of the various temples & shrines in Natal, etc.. Pietermaritzburg, University of Natal, 1993. First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. viii,112, photos (some colour), black & white illustrations, portraits. Covers slightly warped, faint foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R60.00

Lot #01/30 Incwadi Yami or twenty years personal experience in South Africa by J.W. Matthews. The author travelled extensively in South Africa, spending some time at the Kimberley diamond diggings, in Natal & around the country. He was a doctor & met many of the famous personalities in the early days of Kimberley from the 1860s onward. “Africana Reprint Library” vol. 9. Johannesburg, Africana Book Society, 1976. Facsimile reprint, with new foreword, index & additional illustrations. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xxiv,542,xv, plates, portraits, illustrations. Dust jacket rubbed &faded, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

  

Lot #01/34 Snake man: the story of C.J.P. Ionides by Alan Wykes. Biography of an East African big game hunter & snake specialist. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1960. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (xiii),221,(3), photo-plates, portraits. Price-clipped dust jacket, a bit frayed & marked, tape-marks on end-papers. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #01/35 Cry of the Kalahari by Mark & Delia Owens. Adventures of two scientists with carnivores & other animals in the Kalahari, Botswana. A great read. London, Collins, 1985. Third impression. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. viii,341, colour photo-plates, maps. Price-clipped dust jacket rubbed, tape-marks on end-papers, signature, foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R150.00

 

Lot #01/38 S.A.O.S. checklist of Southern African birds edited by P.A. Clancey. An extensively revised survey, based on ongoing research. N.P., Southern African Ornithological Society, 1980. First edition. thus. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. xiii,325, colour frontispiece, maps. Covers with stuck-down lamination for protection, foxing. Good.  Reserve price: R60.00

Lot #01/42 Crocodile fever: a true story of adventure by Lawrence Earl. An account of crocodile hunting on the Zambesi River. London, Collins, 1954. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 255, photo-plates, portrait. No dust jacket, spine titles a bit faded, light browning, previous owner’s signature on end-paper. Good. Reserve price: R230.00

Lot #01/45 In the mangroves of Southern Africa by Patricia Berjak, G.K. Campbell, Barbara I. Huckett & N.W. Pammenter. Botany & zoology, as well as conservation issues in these endangered eco-zones. Durban, Natal Branch of the Wildlife Society of Southern Africa, 1986. Third impression. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 72,(1), photos (some colour), diagrams, tables, maps. Previous owner’s signature inside front cover, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R60.00

Lot #01/46 The large game and natural history of South and south-east Africa …. from the journals of the Hon. W.H. Drummond …. illustrated by Edward Hodges. The author described the people (Zulus & Swazis) and their hunting techniques, animals, and game birds of south east Africa. He hunted for many years in Zululand, Swaziland & Mozambique. Originally published in 1875. “Heritage Series” volume 4. Copy no. 321 of a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies. The best reprint of this important travel account. Salisbury, Pioneer Head, 1973.   Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Green cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xxi,428, colour frontispiece, coloured vignette on title-page, tinted lithographs, engravings, tables, colour map. Dust jacket a bit rubbed, frayed at head of spine, previous owner’s name on verso of end-paper, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R400.00 bids welcome

Lot #01/47 African bush adventures by J.A. Hunter & Dan Mannix. Biographies & incidents in the lives of leading figures in European colonisation of East Africa: explorers, missionaries, politicians, hunters, etc.. Includes Colonel Ewart Grogan, John Boyes, James Manley, Fritz Schindelar, J.A. Hunter, Major Robert Foran & Dr. L.S.B. Leakey. CZECH, p. 136. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1954. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 252, plates, portraits. Dust jacket repaired with tape top & bottom edges, dust jacket & text quite heavily foxed. GoodReserve price: R250.00 bids welcome

 

Lot #01/49 The hunter and the go-away bird: ramblings of an African hunter by Stephen J. Smith. Forty years hunting experiences in Africa and elsewhere. Johannesburg, Rowland Ward Publications, 1997. Second impression. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. v,274, photos, portraits, facsimiles. Dust jacket slightly rubbed. VG. Reserve price: R220.00 bids welcome

 

Lot #01/50 Hunting in Africa by Bill Morkel. A how to book, based on personal big game hunting experiences of the author. Cape Town, Howard Timmins Publishers, 1980. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (ix),252, photo-plates. VG. Reserve price: R130.00 

Lot #01/51 21 days in Africa: a hunter’s safari journal by Daniel J. Donarski Jr.. Account of three weeks hunting big game in South Africa. Includes tips on rifles, ammunition, permits, taxidermy, etc.. Mechanicsburg [U.S.A.], Stackpole Books, 2008. First edition. 8vo, Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xviii,220, colour photos. Dust jacket a bit torn at top corner. Good+ Reserve price: R140.00

 

Lot #01/52 Wild life in South Africa by H.A. Bryden. A description of the animals, their habitat, behaviour, etc.. Includes quite a bit about big game hunters, as well as gamebird hunting in Botswana. Includes a chapter on the Masarwa Bushmen & another on Charles John Andersson, the Swedish explorer. CZECH, p. 41. London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1936. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 283, frontispiece. No dust jacket, cover corners bumped, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R450.00 

Lot #01/53 The hunting imperative: biography of a boy in Africa by Richard Harland. An autobiographical book, written by a man who has hunted Rhodesia/Zimbabwe from a boy in the 1950s. Includes memories of hunting, his time as a game ranger & his management of two game farms. This is a copy of the standard edition. Johannesburg, Rowland Ward Publications, 2001. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xiii,249, black / white photos, drawings, facsimiles, map. Dust jacket slightly soiled. VG. Reserve price: R400.00 SOLD

Lot #01/54 Hunter’s tracks by J.A. Hunter …. assisted by Alan Wykes. Hunting experiences of the author & others in East & Central Africa. CZECH, p. 136. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1957. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. x,(i),240, photo-plates, portraits. No dust jacket, spine repaired, titles faded, corners bumped, inscription on end-paper, foxing. Good. Reserve price: R270.00  

Lot #01/58 Arthur Shearly Cripps: a selection of his prose and verse compiled & introduced by G.R. Brown, A.J. Chennells & L.B. Rix. A selection of the Zimbabwe poet’s short pieces of prose & poetry, with biographical & other notes. “Mambo Writers Series, English Section” vol. 1. Gwelo [Zimbabwe], Mambo Press, 1984. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 308, Previous owner’s details inside front cover. Good+ Reserve price: R250.00

 

Lot #01/62 South African Labour Bulletin, volume 14, number 7, March 1990 A single issue of this important trade union magazine, with articles on wages, the release of Nelson Mandela, sanctions against apartheid & others, by Ashwin Desai, Eddie Webster, etc.. Johannesburg, Umanyano Publications, 1990. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. iv,76,(1), photos, portraits, tables. Covers rubbed, text foxed. Good+ Reserve price: R90.00

Lot #01/64 Diary of an African journey: the return of Rider Haggard by H. Rider Haggard; edited with an introduction and notes by Stephen Coan. First publication of this diary of Haggard’s journey with the Dominions Royal Commission in 1914. The famous author of African adventure novels, toured through Zimbabwe, Zululand and most other areas in South Africa. Pietermaritzburg, University of Natal Press, 2000. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. xiv,345, portraits, illustrations, maps. Fine. Reserve price: R220.00

Lot #01/66 Lesotho environment and environment law by Prof. Dr. Güenter Witzsch …. with a contribution by David Ambrose. This is an in-depth study of the problems facing the environment (including water, wildlife & habitat, settlements, cultural heritage), written by Prof. David Ambrose. The laws governing environment are discussed by Prof. Witzsch. Signed by Witzsch on title-page. Roma [Lesotho], University of Lesotho, Faculty of Law, Environmental Law Project, 1992. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. xviii,(i),280, black / white photos, facsimile, map. VG. Reserve price: R70.00

Lot #01/68 Lesotho in uitwaartse beweging by Dr. M.C. Eksteen. A study of Basutoland & its efforts to maintain land & independence, firstly from the Free State Government (resulting in three wars), then from Britain & lastly from South Africa. Includes details of proclamations & agreements as addenda. Afrikaans text. A doctoral thesis, University of the Orange Free State. Johannesburg, Perskor-uitgewery, 1972. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. (vii),205, photo-plates, portraits, maps. VG. Reserve price: R430.00

 

Lot #01/70 Oranje-Vrystaat en Basoetoland, 1884-1902: ‘n verhoudingstudie by C.C. Eloff. A study of the relationship between the Free State Boers & their neighbours in Basutoland during the final two decades of the 19th Century. Afrikaans text. “Instituut vir Geskiedenisnavorsing. Historiese Monografie” nr. 2.. Pretoria, Raad vir Geesteswetenskaplike Navorsing, 1984. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. x,310, black / white photos, portraits, tables, map on paste-down. Dust jacket a bit rubbed & frayed at head & foot of spine. Good+ Reserve price: R300.00

Lot #01/71 Indaba, my children by Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa. Legendary explanation of tribal origins and movements in Southern Africa in pre-colonial times, written by the famous Sangoma, Credo Mutwa. This is an iconic book for africana collections. Copy no. 884 of the collector’s edition limited to 1212 specially bound, numbered copies. Johannesburg, Blue Crane Books, (1964). First edition. 4to. Half green leather. Pp. (viii),xix,562, portraits, line-drawings, end-paper maps. Covers slightly rubbed, some faint foxing. VG. Reserve price: R400.00 SOLD

Lot #01/72 Marriage and divorce in Swazi law and custom by Thandabantu Nhlapo. A study of Swazi customary law & how it fits into the legal system in Swaziland. Mbabane [Swaziland], Websters, 1992. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. xxvi,113, tables. Name & address of previous owner on title-page & bottom edges. Good+ Reserve price: R120.00 bids welcome

Lot #01/75 Rogues, rebels and runaways: eighteenth-century Cape characters by Nigel Penn. A historian tells stories of rogues, runaway slaves, deserters, champions of the oppressed & other people on the periphery of Cape society. Cape Town, David Philip Publishers, 2003. Second impression. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. viii,195. Covers slightly rubbed. VG. Reserve price: R80.00 SOLD

  

Lot #01/78 The red soldier: letters from the Zulu War, 1879 by Frank Emery. An interesting series of letters written home by soldiers & officers involved in the Anglo-Zulu War, compiled by Emery.  London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1977. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 288, photo-plates, portraits, facsimiles, maps. Some faint foxing. VG. Reserve price: R390.00

Lot #01/79 The sun turned black: Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift 1879 by Ian Knight. A smaller format, (not illustrated) version of the earlier book Zulu: Isandlwana and Rorke’s drift. Johannesburg, William Waterman Publishers,1995. New edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. (iii),236. Covers rubbed. Good. Reserve price: R160.00

Lot #01/80 “By the orders of the Great White Queen” campaigning in Zululand through the eyes of the British soldier, 1879 edited by Ian Knight. A collection of extracts from reminiscences of British soldiers & officers who took part in the Anglo-Zulu War. Includes extracts from Evelyn Wood, Hamilton-Browne, Bengough, Chard, Forbes, Shervington & Smith-Dorrien. London, BCA, 1992. Book Club edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 272, plates, portraits, maps. Dust jacket a bit rubbed & spine sunned, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R160.00

Lot #01/81 Kingdom in crisis: the Zulu response to the British invasion of 1879 by John Laband. A leading expert on the Anglo-Zulu War, covers the prelude, course & settlement afterwards. This reassessment was based on Laband’s doctoral thesis. Pietermaritzburg, University of Natal Press, 1992. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. x,(i),272, maps. Some light foxing. VG. Reserve price: R180.00

Lot #01/82 Ongulumbashe: where the bushwar began by Paul J. Els. A leading military historian gives details of a battle (Operation Blouwildebees) in Angola, which he considers initiated the bush war in Namibia & Angola. Durban, Reach Publishers, 2007. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. (xii),290, black / white photos, portraits, facsimiles, maps. VG. Reserve price: R160.00 SOLD

Lot #01/86 Griqua records: the Philippolis captaincy, 1825-1861 compiled & edited by Karel Schoeman. Although there is mention of Griqualand East, most of the documents refer to the northern Cape. “Van Riebeeck Society, Second Series” no. 25. Cape Town, Van Riebeeck Society, 1996. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xxxiv,330,(9), frontispiece, 2 maps. Faint browning. VGReserve price: R150.00

Lot #01/87 ‘n Griekwa-“ietsigeit” (iets oor die Griekwas) by D.H. van Zyl. A description of Griqua history, culture & language, including both Griqualand West & East. Afrikaans text. Cape Town, Nasionale Pers Beperk, 1947. First edition. 12mo. Cloth. Pp. (vii),vi,175, photos, portraits, facsimiles, map. No dust jacket, spine & edges a bit rubbed, ex-library, with usual stamps & numbers. Good. Reserve price: R220.00

 

Lot #01/88 NADA: the Southern Rhodesia Native Affairs Department Annual, 1925 Includes articles on “The spirit world of the Mashona” by Rev. H.C. Hugo & “Notes on the marriage laws of the Amandebele” by H.M.G. J. Bulawayo, Books of Rhodesia Publishing Co., 1972. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Thin card covers.  Pp. 91, black / white photo-plates, portraits. Some foxing. VG. Reserve price: R100.00

Lot #01/89 NADA: Rhodesia Ministry Internal Affairs Annual, volume IX, no. 3, 1966 Includes articles on “Witchcraft in the Lowveld” by A.D. Elliott & “The great Muzukuru: his role in the Shona clan” by Michael Gelfand. Salisbury [Rhodesia], The Ministry, 1966. First edition8vo. Thin card covers.  Pp.vii,95, black / white portrait. Staining. Good. Reserve price: R70.00

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Lot #01/91 NADA: Rhodesia Ministry Internal Affairs Annual, volume X, no. 1, 1969 Includes articles on “The great elephant drive” J. van H. Coetzer & “The colourful Herero of N’Gamiland” by Frank L. & Dora Lambrecht [with 1 colour plate]. Salisbury [Rhodesia], The Ministry, 1969. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. xi,112, 1 colour photo-plate, black / white photos, tables. Covers rubbed, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00 SOLD

Lot #01/92 NADA: Rhodesia Ministry Internal Affairs Annual, volume X, no. 3, 1971 Includes articles on “The Swazi in Rhodesia” by C.J. Fleming & “A diviner from Malawi” by K.R. Robinson. Salisbury [Rhodesia], The Ministry, 1971. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. xv,115, 1 colour photo-plate, black / white photos, tables (1 folding), maps (1 folding). Covers rubbed, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R90.00

Lot #01/93 NADA: Rhodesia Ministry Internal Affairs Annual, volume XI, no. 2, 1975 Includes articles on “A pre-colonial industry: the Njanja and the iron trade” & “The pioneer route 84 years on: Nuanetsi to Lundi” by M.M.F. Fox. Salisbury [Rhodesia], The Ministry, 1974. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. xi,119 – 261, black / white photos, portraits, facsimiles, tables. Covers rubbed SMUDGED LIBRARY-STAMP ON FRONT COVER, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00 SOLD

Lot #01/94 NADA: Rhodesia Ministry Internal Affairs Annual, volume XI, no. 4, 1977 Includes articles on “The native people of Wange” by M.E. Hayes & “Some notes on Amandabele regiments” by D.K. Parkinson. Salisbury [Rhodesia], The Ministry, 1977. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. xii,379 – 464, 2 colour plates, black / white photos, portraits, tables. Covers slightly rubbed, some browning. VG. Reserve price: R100.00 SOLD

Lot #01/95 NADA: Rhodesia Ministry Internal Affairs Annual, volume XI, no. 5, 1978 Includes articles “Towards a history of the Hlengwe people of the South of Rhodesia” by J.H. Bannerman & “The Korsten basket makers” by Dawson Munjeri. Salisbury [Rhodesia], The Ministry, 1978. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. ix,465 – 557, black / white photos, portraits, diagrams, tables, folding map. Covers slightly rubbed, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00 SOLD

Lot #01/98 These small people [hunter-gatherers] by Candy Malherbe …. illustrated by Seton Bailey. A study of the Southern African hunter-gatherers, written for children. Quite informative. “Shuter’s History Reference Library” #1. Pietermaritzburg, Shuter & Shooter, 1983. First edition. 8vo. Landscape format. Thin card covers. Pp. (viii),72, illustrations, maps. Covers a bit rubbed & creased, previous owner’s name on title-page. Good+ Reserve price: R120.00

Lot #01/100 Railway dining cars in South Africa: history and development by H.L. Pivnic. A very detailed & accurate study of the dining cars used by South African Railways over the years. Johannesburg, South African Transport Services Museum, 1985. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (viii),415, colour photo-plates, black / white photos, facsimiles, plans, diagrams, tables. Dust jacket a bit edge-worn & with chip out at top of spine (now protected in wrap-around plastic). Good+ Reserve price: R350.00

Lot #01/101 Long walk to freedom: the autobiography by Nelson Mandela. A good copy of an early hardcover edition of Mandela’s autobiography. Johannesburg, Macdonald Purnell, 1994. Reprinted. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (ix),630, photo-plates, portraits, end-paper map. Dust jacket slightly rubbed, some foxing & browning. Good+ Reserve price: R220.00

Lot #01/102 Mandela: the authorised portrait editorial consultants: Mac Maharaj & Ahmed Kathrada. A well illustrated book of essays & interviews, by among others, Mike Nicol & Tim Couzens. Photos include historical black/white as well as modern full colour. Johannesburg, Wild Dog Press, 2006. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 335,(1), photos & portraits (some colour), facsimiles. Some faint foxing on reverse of dust jacket. VG. Reserve price: R220.00

Lot #01/103 Looking for goodness: exploring Eustace Cluver and his family, South Africa, 1657-1982 by Ann Cluver Weinberg. An interesting biography of a medical man & his ancestors & his daughter (the author). He was an activist for improvements in medical technology for all races. Johannesburg, Sapler Press, 2008. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xxii,426, photos (some colour, sepia & black / white), portraits. VG. Reserve price: R160.00

Lot #01/105 Die Afrikaanse volkskultuur: inleiding tot die studie van volkskunde by Prof. Abel Coetzee. A revised edition, with additional illustrations of this study of Afrikaner culture, craft, living conditions, social life, knowledge, etc.. Amsterdam, A.A. Balkema, 1960. Second revised edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. (vii),156, plates, maps. Gilt titles on spine faded, covers slightly soiled, light browning, some pencil notes & marks in the text. Good. Reserve price: R110.00

 

Lot #01/107 The irony of the “White Gold” edited by Prof. Femi Akindele & Rehebohile Senyane. Oral interviews with Sotho people affected by the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. They were resettled by the project & the effect on people was different from case to case. Morija [Lesotho], Transformation Resource Centre, 2004. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. xii,92, photos, portraits. Covers slightly rubbed. Good+ Reserve price: R70.00

Lot #01/108 The 1920 diary of R.H. Lindsey-Renton edited by I.P. Lindsey-Renton. A visit to South Africa by a businessman, who had links to several merchants in this country. He visited most of the major centres in South Africa & Rhodesia, keeping a diary of his extended visit. Johannesburg, Privately published, (1979). First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. xii,79, photo-plates, portraits, end-paper map. Bookseller’s rubber-stamp on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R130.00

 

Lot #01/109 Remembering the Rebellion: the Zulu uprising of 1906 by Jeff Guy. A good overall view of the 1906 Bambatha Rebellion, accentuating the position of the Zulus. Illustrated with period sepia photographs, as well as modern colour images, portraits of the leaders of both Colonial & Zulu, facsimiles of posters, book covers, maps, etc.. Pietermaritzburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2006. First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. vii,197, photos & illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles, maps. FineReserve price: R150.00

Lot #01/110 Tales of Zambia by Dick Hobson. Factual accounts & legendary stories of animals, people, history, mining, missions, buildings & monuments of this Central African country. London, Zambia Society Trust, 2000. Paperback reprint. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. (vii),224, photos, portraits. Foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R170.00 

 

Lot #01/111 Das einsame Grab im Fish River Canyon by C.N.L. van Huyssteen. A biography of a German officer, Lieut. Thilo von Trotha. He was active on the upper Tugela, during the Natal campaign, Anglo-Boer War & was sent to Diyatalawa camp in Srilanka. After returning to Germany he was sent off as an officer to Namibia. German text. Roodepoort, CUM Books, 1984. First German edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (ix),68, colour photo-plates, uncoloured photos, portrait, map. Dust jacket rubbed, light browning. Good+ Reserve price: R220.00

Lot #01/112 Genade by die plek van klippe: Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, Mafikeng, 1892-1992 by Dr. Gerdrie van der Merwe. A history of the N.G. Church in Mafikeng. Includes a chapter on the Siege of Mafikeng, Anglo-Boer War. Afrikaans text. Mafikeng, Die Kerkraad, 1992. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Pp. xvi,80, photos, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, table, maps. Covers a bit rubbed. Good+ Reserve price: R120.00

Lot #01/113 Gedenkboek by die goue jubileum van die Ned. Geref. Kerk de Aar,  1913-1963 by Ds. A.P. Smit. A history of the NG Kerk, De Aar. Cover title: “Kerktoring teen die treinspoor.” Afrikaans text. De Aar, Kerkraad N.G. Kerk, (1963). First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xvi,144, photo-plates, illustrations, portraits. Covers a bit marked. Good+ Reserve price: R130.00

Lot #01/114 Goue Jubileum Ned. Geref. Kerk Nelspruit-Moedergemeente, 1938-1988 A history of this Nelspruit N.G. Kerk. Afrikaans text. Nelspruit, Die Gemeente, 1988.  First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Pp. x,174, photos, portraits, map. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00

 

Lot #01/115 Gedenkboek halfeeufees Hobhouse (1913-1963) A history of this eastern Free State church. Afrikaans text. Wepener, N.G. Kerk, 1963. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 92, photos, portraits. Covers a bit faded, name-stamp on end-paper, browning. Good+ Reserve price: R120.00

Lot #01/116 Ned. Geref. Kerk, Belfast: gedenkblad ter viering van die 50-jarige bestaan van die kerkgebou, 1915-1965 History of the church in this Transvaal lowveld town. Afrikaans text. Belfast, The Church, 1965. First edition. 4to. Printer wrappers. Pp. (iii),51, photos, portraits. Covers a bit foxed, signature on upper cover. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00

 

Lot #01/117 Genade op die Vaaloewer: Ned. Geref. Gemeente Parys, 1884-1984 by Dr. I.L. Ferreira. A history of the N.G. Church in Parys, a town on the Vaal River, including details on the formative years of the town. Afrikaans text. Bloemfontein, Ned. Geref. Kerk in die O.V.S., Sinodale Argiefkommissie, 1984. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. xx,191, photos, portraits, illustrations, facsimiles, plan. VG. Reserve price: R100.00

Lot #01/118 Places of worship in South Africa by John Oxley. A fascinating look at many interesting architectural sites from a number of religions around the country, from pre-colonial to modern. Halfway House, Southern Book Publishers, 1993. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xiii,209, colour & black / white photos. Dust jacket protected by wrap-around plastic. VG. Reserve price: R270.00

Lot #01/119 Historic buildings of Harare (1890-1940) by Peter Jackson …. photographs by Neils Lassen. Written by an architect, this invaluable volume gives a background history of early Salisbury, together with details of about 70 buildings, as well as notes on their conservation. Well illustrated, with photos & many diagrams & plans by the author. Harare [Zimbabwe], Quest Publishing, 1995. Reprinted. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. x,134, historic photos, diagrams, plans, maps. Dust jacket a bit rubbed & browned, light foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #01/120 Victorian life at the Cape, 1870-1900 by Catherine Knox …. illustrations by Cora Coetzee.  An interesting look at society, homes, gardens, architecture, travel, rich & poor, hospitals, education, shops & shopping, among others. Illustrated by the typical wash sketches of places, landscapes, people, etc. by Cora Coetzee. Cape Town, Fernwood Press, 1992. First edition. Landscape format. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 184, colour & tinted illustrations, folding map inside pocket on rear paste-down. Dust jacket lightly toned & torn at spine (now protected by wrap-around plastic). VG. Reserve price: R250.00

Lot #01/121 Maps of Southern Africa by Oscar I. Norwich. A useful reference work on major Southern African cartography & guide to map collecting. Johannesburg, Ad. Donker Publisher, 1993. First edition. Folio. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 88, portraits, illustrations, colour reproductions of maps. Dust jacket slightly rubbed, some faint browning. Good+ Reserve price: R250.00 SOLD

 

Lot #01/123 Frederick I’ons, artist by J.J. Redgrave & Edna Bradlow. Biographical & art historical study of Frederick I’ons, an artist who lived & worked near Grahamstown on the eastern frontier from 1834 to 1887, capturing indigenous peoples (Xhosa), rural and military scenes in his paintings. Cape Town, Maskew Miller, 1958. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. (x),74, plates (some colour), portraits. Text faintly toned. VG. Reserve price: R250.00 SOLD

Lot #01/124 The Cape sketchbooks of Sir Charles D’Oyly, 1832-1833: depicting Cape Town, the countryside and neighbouring villages with an introduction by A. Gordon-Brown. An album of artworks from the 1830s, showing the landscape, houses, people, society & travel. Black / white pen & ink, wash & pencil. Cape Town, A.A. Balkema, 1968. First edition. Landscape format. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xii,(ii),119 plates. Dust jacket a bit rubbed. VG. Reserve price: R350.00 SOLD

Lot #01/128 Expedition in east-central Africa, 1888-1891 …. A report by Carl Wiese …. edited with an introduction and comments by Harry W. Langworthy …. translated from the Portuguese by Donald Ramos. An account by a German hunter/trader of an unofficial Portuguese mission to the court of the Ngoni king.  This exciting book looks at culture, politics, trade & hunting in present day. Norman [USA], University of Oklahoma Press, 1983. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xvi,383,(1), black/white photos, maps. Dust jacket spine sunned, a bit rubbed, now protected by wrap-around plastic. Good+ Reserve price: R300.00

Lot #01/130 African poems of Thomas Pringle edited by Ernest Pereira & Michael Chapman. A newly edited reprint of Pringle’s Poems illustrative of South Africa. Durban, Killie Campbell Africana. Library, 1989. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. xxvi,177, portrait, vignette. VG.  Reserve price: R120.00 

 

Lot #01/132 The Black Eagle: a study by Valerie Gargett …. scientific editor: Dr. Peter J. Mundy …. paintings by Graeme Arnott …. sketches by Robert Davies. Detailed study of this African eagle, with colour paintings by Graeme Arnott, sketches by Robert Davies, colour photos & maps. Signed by the author. Johannesburg, Acorn Books, 1990. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 279, illustrations (some colour), tables, maps. Some foxing. VG. Reserve price: R280.00 

Lot #01/133 Hunters of the African sky by Peter Steyn & Graeme Arnott. Steyn was one of the most knowledgeable experts on our birds of prey & his excellent text, is backed up by super colour paintings of birds at rest or flying. More than a field guide, this is a fine art book. Cape Town, Struik Winchester, 1990. First edition. Folio. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 96, 34 colour plates, black / white illustrations. Dust jacket spine sunned small circular piece out at back, some foxing in the text. Good. Reserve price: R300.00

Lot #01/134 Gamebirds of Southern Africa by Rob Little & Tim Crowe …. illustrated by Simon Barlow. A finely illustrated book on our gamebirds, with detailed text. Cape Town, Struik Publishers, 2000. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 128, colour plates, diagrams, tables, maps. Signature on a couple of pages, some faint browning. VG. Reserve price: R280.00

  

Lot #01/135 The birds of Natal and Zululand by P.A. Clancey. A well illustrated study of Natal birds, with 41 colour plates from paintings by the author, photo-plates & drawings. Edinburgh & Boyd, 1964. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xxxiv,511, colour plates, photo-plates, illustrations, folding map. Dust jacket torn, with some restoration, covers slightly rubbed. Good+ Reserve price: R400.00  

Lot #01/138 Suid-Afrikaanse aalwyne by Barbara Jeppe. Afrikaans language edition of this beautifully illustrated work on all South African varieties of aloes. Johannesburg, Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel, 1970. Twede druk. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xxvii,144, colour plates, diagrams. Dust jacket & text foxed, gift inscription on end-paper, signature on a couple of pages, tape-marks on end-papers. Good+ Reserve price: R350.00

Lot #01/139 The cycads of Southern Africa by R.A. Dyer. A pioneer work on cycads published in “Bothalia” volume VIII, part 4. Scarce. Pretoria, Botanical Research Institute, 1965. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. (i),ii,405 – 516, photos, diagrams, tables, map. Covers lightly marked & creased. Good+ Reserve price: R400.00  SOLD

Lot #01/140 Ericas of South Africa by Dolf Schumann, Gerhard Kirsten in collaboration with E.G.H. Oliver. The standard modern work on this endemic plant genus. Cape Town, Fernwood Press, 1992. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 272, colour photos, portraits, maps. Dust jacket & text faintly browned, dust jacket now covered with wrap-around plastic. VG. Reserve price: R390.00

Lot #01/141 Grasses of Southern Africa: an identification manual with keys, descriptions, distributions, classification and automated identification and information retrieved from computerized data by G.E. Gibbs Russell, L. Watson, M. Koekemoer, L. Smook, N.P. Barker, H.M. Anderson, MJ. Dallwitz ….. illustrations by W. Roux, C. Bartman, C.E.Smith, B. Loutit and others …. edited by O.A. Leistner. The standard work on grasses.”Memoirs of the Botanical Survey of South Africa” no. 58. Pretoria, National Botanic Gardens, 1991. Reprinted. 4to. Hardcover. Pp. ix,437,(1), black / white photos, line-drawings, maps. Faint toning of paper. Good+ Reserve price: R160.00

 

Lot #01/142 Weeds of crops and gardens in southern Africa compiled by Kees Grabandt. Survey of weeds found in South Africa, with outstanding colour paintings by Barbara Jeppe. Johannesburg, Seal Publishing, 1985. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Pp. xvii,134,(1), 67 colour plates. Dust jacket slightly torn along top edge, previous owner’s details on front paste-down, some faint foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R270.00

Lot #01/144 Medicinal plants of South Africa by Ben-Erik van Wyk, Bosch van Oudtshoorn & Nigel Gericke. A fine addition to the outstanding Southern African literature on the subject, each page of text is accompanied by colour photos, chemical diagrams & a map. Pretoria, Briza Publications, 1997. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 304, colour photos, diagrams, maps. Previous owner’s signature inside front cover. VG. Reserve price: R200.00 SOLD

Lot #01/145 People’s plants: a guide to useful plants of Southern Africa by Ben-Erik van Wyk & Nigel Gericke. Another book by the same team, this one deals with useful plants: matting, basketry, weapons, housing, timber, food, drink & beverage, medicine, health & beauty. Pretoria, Briza Publications, 2000. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 351, colour photos. VG. Reserve price: R200.00 SOLD

Lot #01/148 African insect life by S.H. Skaife. For many years the only general reference book on South African insects. London, Longmans Green & Co., 1953. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. viii,387, colour plates, black & white photo-plates, illustrations. Price-clipped dust jacket a bit worn, old tape marks & previous owner’s details on end-paper, some browning. Good+  Reserve price: R180.00

Lot #01/149 The plains of Camdeboo by Eve Palmer. One of the best personal accounts of a farming district; exploration of the family farm at Cranmere in the Karoo, between Graaff Reinet & Somerset East. The author, we family have lived there for six generations, describes geological features, archaeological remains, Bushmen & other tribal peoples, as well as fauna & flora. Johannesburg, Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2004. Revised & updated edition, reprinted. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. xix,319, plates, map. VG. Reserve price: R130.00 SOLD

Lot #01/150 The call of the Bushveld by A.C. White. Personal recollections of wildlife & hunting in the Transvaal lowveld, with a chapter on Pointers, with a number of line-drawings by Astley Maberly.  Bloemfontein, A.C. White, 1958. Fifth edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 309, photos, illustrations. Remnant dust jacket torn & worn, previous owner’s details on front paste-down, light browning. Good. Reserve price: R160.00

Lot #01/151 Die eerste Europeane in die Nasionale Krugerwildtuin …. the first Europeans in the Kruger National Park, 1725 by Dr. W.H.J. Punt. A study of he first European explorers in the Kruger National Park, with the report of an expedition to follow the route of the first Dutch travellers in 1725. Signed by the author on title-page, with some notes on half-title & title in his handwriting. Pretoria, National Parks Board of Trustees, 1975. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. (x),101, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, maps. Covers slightly warped. VG. Reserve price: R200.00 

Lot #01/152 Kruger National Park: questions and answers by P.F. Fourie. Fun for the family in Kruger, as most general questions about the animals found there are adequately answered (distribution, habitat, weight, speed, etc.). Also gives a brief history of the Kruger National Park. Nelspruit, SA Country Life, 1984. 3rd revised & enlarged edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 383, colour photos, portraits, map. Covers a bit creased & marked. Good+ Reserve price: R80.00

Lot #01/153 Wild life in South Africa by J. Stevenson-Hamilton.  One of the most experienced conservationist & hunters of his time, Stevenson-Hamilton describes a lifetime of experiences with animals, in this book. London, Cassell & Co., 1950. Second edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 364, photo-plates, map. Price-clipped dust jacket, spine darkened, chipped & worn, covers a bit browned, text foxed. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00 SOLD

Lot #01/155 Snakes of South Africa: their venom and the treatment of snakebite by F.W. Fitzsimons. An extensively revised edition of a slim volume originally published in 1910. The classic early study that remained the standard work until the son’s book published in 1962. A near immaculate copy from the library of Louis Weyers (grandson of Jan Smuts). Cape Town, T. Maskew Miller, (1912). Second, revised edition. 8vo. Decorative cloth. Pp. xvi,547,(1, adverts.), folding colour frontispiece, photos, illustrations, portrait. Covers rubbed & marked, cloth splitting down rear hinge, library-stamp on a few pages, some browning. Good. Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #01/156 A concise guide to the animal tracks of  Southern Africa by Louis Liebenberg. A brief guide to more commonly seen animal tracks, by the author of Field guide to the animal tracks of Southern Africa. Cape Town, David Philip Publishers, 1992. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. viii,104, colour photo-plates, illustrations, maps. Paper browned. Good+ Reserve price: R180.00

Lot#01/158 Snakes of Rhodesia by D.G. Broadley & E.V. Cook. An excellent field guide to snakes. “Bundu Series.” Salisbury, Longman Rhodesia, 1975. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 152, colour photo-plates, diagrams. Covers a bit rubbed & creased, previous owner’s details inside front cover, faint foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R150.00

Lot#01/160 Studies of fishing on Lake Kariba by M.F.C. Bourdillon, A.P. Cheater & M.W. Murphree Trendall. Research into fishing by companies, tribal people, etc. in this large lake. Gweru, Mambo Press, 1985. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 185, tables, maps. Some browning, previous owner’s name inside front cover. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00 SOLD

Lot#01/161 Fishes of Kariba by Dale Kenmuir. A basic guide. Harare, Longman Zimbabwe, 1989. Revised edition. 8vo. Thin card cover. Pp. iv,135, colour plates, drawings, diagrams, maps. Text browned. Good+Reserve price: R90.00

Lot#01/164 Spiders by Gerry Newlands …. illustrated by Elbie de Meillon. Basic, but useful for the beginner. “Struik Pocket Guides.” Cape Town, Struik Publishers, 1993. Second paperback edition. 12mo. Thin card covers. Pp.64, illustrations (some colour). VG. Reserve price: R70.00

Lot #01/165 The Fish River Bush , South Africa and its wild animals by W.T. Black. This is an early book on the nature of this area of the eastern Cape. Originally published in 1853 in the “Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal,” July – October, volume 54, no. 107. This is the first separate printing. Edinburgh, Young J. Pentland, 1901. First separate edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 55, black / white photo-plates. Library-labels removed from front paste-down, some library-stamps. Still good. Reserve price: R300.00SOLD

Lot #01/166 Natal …. the garden colony: Victorian Natal and the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew by Donal P. McCracken & Patricia A. McCracken. An interesting study of Victorian botany & plant collecting in Natal. Includes the formation of the Durban & Pietermaritzburg botanic gardens & the part played by among others John William Colenso, Theophilus Shepstone, Henry William Currie, John Medley Wood & Katharine Saunders. Sandton, Frandsen Publishers, 1990. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Pp. xxi,99, colour illustrations, photos, portraits, facsimiles, maps. Dust jacket & text foxed. Good+ Reserve price: R150.00

Lot #01/167 The way to Kirstenbosch by Donal McCracken & Eileen M. McCracken. A history of the botanic gardens & of botanical research in South Africa. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY THE FIRST AUTHOR. Cape Town, National Botanic Garden, 1988. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Pp. x,125, colour plates, photos, portraits, facsimiles, plans. Covers slightly rubbed, light foxing. Good+  Reserve price: R130.00

Lot #01/168 The frogs of the Kruger National Park: a guide to a group of vertebrate animals known as “Amphibia” – order Anura (Salientia) of the Kruger National Park by U. de V. Pienaar, N.I. Passmore & V.C. Carruthers. A thorough guide to frogs of Kruger National Park. Pretoria, National Parks Board,1976. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 91, colour photos, maps. Covers worn at spine & edges, previous owner’s details inside front cover. Good. Reserve price: R80.00

Lot #01/169 The freshwater fishes of the Kruger National Park: a guide to a group of vertebrate animals from the superclass Pisces of the Chordate phylum by U. de V. Pienaar. Pretoria, National Parks Board, 1978. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. (ix),91, colour photos, table, maps. Covers rubbed, previous owner’s details inside front cover. Good+ Reserve price: R70.00

Lot #01/170 Snake man: the story of C.J.P. Ionides by Alan Wykes. Biography of an East African big game hunter & snake specialist. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1960. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (xiii),221,(3), photo-plates, portraits. Price-clipped dust jacket, frayed & marked, tape-marks on end-papers. Good+ Reserve price: R180.00

Lot #01/171 Innocent killers by Hugo & Jane van Lawick-Goodall. A study of the predator-prey interaction, particularly of the African wild dog, in Kenya. London, Collins, 1970. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 222, black & white photo-plates, end-paper maps. Dust jacket a bit rubbed, light foxing on reverse & in the text. VG. Reserve price: R130.00

Lot #01/172 Solo: the story of an African wild dog puppy and her pack by Hugo van Lawick …. with an introduction by Jane van Lawick-Goodall …. drawings by David Bygott. The story of a wild dog pup, written & photographed whilst the author was busy working on a study of the behaviour of these animals in the Serengeti. London, Collins, 1973. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 159, colour photo-plates, illustrations, end-paper map. Price-clipped dust jacket a bit rubbed, previous owner’s name on end-paper. Good. Reserve price: R70.00

Lot #01/173 The reptiles and amphibians of Southern Africa by Walter Rose. Quite detailed study of the reptiles & amphibians of Southern Africa. Cape Town, Maskew Miller, 1962. Completely revised & enlarged edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket.  Pp. xxix,494, photos, diagrams, tables. Dust jacket rubbed, previous owner’s name on paste-down, heavy browning. Good. Reserve price: R140.00 SOLD

Lot #01/175 Rhodesian rhymes by Cullen Gouldsbury. Reprint of the 1932 collection of verse with additional poems and a portrait. “Rhodesiana Reprint Library, Gold Series” volume 6. Bulawayo, Books of Rhodesia, 1969. Revised reprint. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 264, portrait, illustrations. Dust jacket protected by lamination front & back, spine sunned, browning & foxing. Good. Reserve price: R140.00

01/176 Kingsley Fairbridge: his life and verse Reprint of the 1927 edition of The autobiography of Kingsley Fairbridge, with additional text and new illustrations; and selections from the 1909 and 1928 editions of his Veld verse. “Rhodesiana Reprint Library, Gold Series” volume 34. Bulawayo, Books of Rhodesia, 1974. Reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (xxx),246,vii,118, photo-plates, portraits, facsimile, map. Dust jacket protected by lamination front & back, covers mottled, foxing. Good. Reserve price: R160.00

01/177 Rhodes [the race for Africa] by Antony Thomas. An outstanding biography of Rhodes, with special attention given to his striving to enlarge the British Empire. Very well illustrated. London, BBC Books, 1996. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 368, black / white photos, illustrations, portraits, maps. Front end-paper a bit soiled. Good+  Reserve price: R160.00

Lot #01/178 The Zambesi journal of James Stewart, 1862-1863: with a selection from his correspondence edited by J.P.R. Wallis. These journals form an account of a few expeditions into the interior of Africa, Northern Rhodesia & Nyasaland, expressing frustration & despair. They are amongst the earliest in the area. The original manuscript is housed in the Zimbabwe Archives & is here published for the first time in the “Central African Archives, Oppenheimer Series” no. 6. London, Chatto & Windus, 1952. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xxvi,276, portrait, folding map. Price-clipped dust jacket foxed, cloth slightly faded, quite heavy foxing in the text. Good+ Reserve price: R500.00 

Lot #01/179 A personal record of some incidents in the life of Cecil Rhodes by Vere Stent. Stent, a journalist, first met Rhodes as a young man at Kimberley & he accompanied him into the Matabele stronghold during the rebellion of 1896. Bulawayo, Books of Rhodesia, 1970. Reprint of the 1925 edition with additional illustrations. 12mo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. (vi),xv,98, portraits, plate. Dust jacket has tape-marks showing through from reverse, some browning, signature. Good+ Reserve price: R120.00

Lot #01/180 The life of the Rt. Hon. Cecil John Rhodes, 1853-1902 …. Two volume set by the Honourable Sir Lewis Michell. A very nice set of this standard early biography of the famed mining magnate & Prime Minister of the Cape. London, Edward Arnold, 1910. First edition. 8vo. Two volumes. Cloth. Pp. xiv,(i),342,20 (adverts.) + x,(i),342,20 (adverts.), black / white photo-plates, portrait. Covers a bit rubbed, some browning, marks & ownership details on end-papers. Good+ Reserve price: R440.00

Lot #01/181 Cecil Rhodes: a biography and appreciation by Imperialist with personal reminiscences by Dr. Jameson. An early biography of Cecil Rhodes, including two chapters by Dr. Jameson.  London, Chapman & Hall, 1897. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 413, 2 portraits, folding colour map. Covers a bit marked, quite heavy foxing, inscription on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R120.00

Lot #01/182 Cecil Rhodes by André Maurois …. translated from the French by Rohan Wadham. A brief biography of Rhodes, published in “Brief Lives” series. London, Collins, 1953. First edition. 12mo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 140,(2),(2, adverts.), frontispiece (portrait). Dust jacket edge-worn & a bit soiled some browning, signature on end-paper. Good+  Reserve price: R70.00

Lot 01/183 Rhodes by J.G. Lockhart & C.M. Woodhouse. A biography of the gre3at imperialist. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1963. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 511, plates, portraits, facsimiles, end-paper map. Price-clipped dust jacket rubbed, quite heavy foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R140.00

Lot #01/186  My friend Kumalo by Mhlagazanhlansi [pseudonym] by Neville Jones. Account of Matabele life and customs by an African minister of Hope Fountain Mission, as told to Dr Neville Jones a noted anthropologist. This reprint edition contains a new introduction and portrait of the author. Bulawayo, Books of Rhodesia, 1972. Reprint. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. (xx),126, plates, portraits. The whole volume has been subject to water staining at some time. Poor+ Reserve price: R50.00

Lot #01/187 Melina Rorke: her amazing experiences in the stormy nineties of South Africa’s story …. told by herself Autobiography of a pioneer in South Africa & Rhodesia, including nursing in the latter & in Mafeking during the Anglo-Boer War. Originally published in 1939. “Rhodesiana Reprint Library” volume 18. Bulawayo, Books of Rhodesia, 1971. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 285, plates, portraits. Dust jacket spine faded (now laminated with clear plastic over dust jacket), some foxing & browning. Good+ Reserve price: R170.00 SOLD

Lot #01/188 The Jameson Raid by Jean van der Poel. A useful addition to the literature on the Jameson Raid, based on more recently available correspondence. Cape Town, Oxford University Press, 1951. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. (vii),271, map. No dust jacket, covers a bit stained, previous owner’s details on end-paper, pages lightly toned. Good. Reserve price: R200.00 

Lot #01/189 Jan Christian Smuts: the conscience of a South African by Kenneth Ingham. A well researched biography of a great, if flawed statesman. Johannesburg, Jonathan Ball Publishers, 1989. South African edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xii,284, black / white photos, portraits. Dust jacket a bit rubbed, paper toned. VG.  Reserve price: R120.00 SOLD

Lot #01/190 Vein of gold by Charles Struben. Titbits of recollections of youth, education, studies in England, famous people, politicians, military, events, political & otherwise. Cape Town, A.A. Balkema, 1957. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 190, photo-plates, portraits. Cover has a slight crease, gilt titles a bit dull, light browning & foxing. Good+ eserve price: R120.00

Lot #01/191 Cricket’s rich heritage: a history of Rhodesian and Zimbabwean cricket, 1890-1982 by Jonty Winch. Bulawayo, Books of Zimbabwe, 1983. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (xii),232, black & white photos, cartoons, tables. Dust jacket a bit rubbed & foxed, end-papers marked, foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #01/193 The journal of Joseph Tindall: missionary in South West Africa, 1839-55 edited with introduction, footnotes and sketch-map by B.A. Tindall. Tindall travelled extensively, whilst doing mission work in Great Namaqualand, north of the Orange River. “Van Riebeeck Society, First Series” no. 40. Cape Town, Van Riebeeck Society, 1959. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. x,221, plates, portraits, folding map. Covers slightly marked, light foxing. VG.  Reserve price: R220.00 

Lot #01/194 Natal and the Zulu country by T.V. Bulpin …. line illustrations by Penny Miller. A re-working of the author’s two books on the history of Natal & Zululand: To the shores of Natal & Shaka’s country. Cape Town, T.V. Bulpin Publications, 1977. Third edition thus. 8vo. Pictorial boards. Pp. (viii),456, colour photo-plates, drawings, portraits, end-paper map. Covers rubbed, worn at extremities, foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R320.00

Lot #01/195 Lost trails of the Transvaal by T.V. Bulpin …. line illustrations by A.A. Telford & C.T.A. Maberly. A combination of the author’s books Lost trails of the low veld, The golden republic, Storm over the Transvaal, Lost trails of the Transvaal. Gives a useful history of the Transvaal highveld & lowveld, with anecdotal tit-bits & biographies of interesting & famous people. A nice & clean copy. Johannesburg, Nelson,   1965. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. (viii),474, colour photo-plates, illustrations, portraits, end-paper map. Covers a bit rubbed, particularly down spine. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #01/196 Livingstone’s last journey by Sir Reginald Coupland.  A revisionist study of Livingstone’s final expedition into Africa, including the part played by H.M. Stanley. Based on previously unavailable source material.   London, Collins, 1947. Readers Union edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 271, maps. No dust jacket, covers slightly marked & spine sunned, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00

Lot #01/197 In the footsteps of Livingstone: being the diaries and travel notes made by Alfred Dolman edited by John Irving. Dolman was a young man who spent some time travelling, hunting & exploring in Southern Africa. He travelled independently, but was on his way to locate Livingstone, when he was mysteriously killed at age 23 in 1852, after five expeditions into the interior. This is a very good copy in the rare dust jacket.   London, John Lane the Bodley Head, 1924. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xi,263,(4, adverts.), colour frontispiece, plates, maps (3 folding). Some foxing on dust jacket, jacket spine a bit darkened, chipped at top (now protected by wrap-around plastic). VG. Reserve price R900.00 SOLD

 

Lot #01/198 Dances with devils: a journalist’s search for truth by Jacques Pauw. A leading South African journalist exposed politicians, corrupt police, drug lords, throughout Africa. These are some of his stories. Cape Town, Zebra Press, 2011. Reprint. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. xiv,393, colour photo-plates, portraits, facsimiles. Paper lightly toned. Good+ Reserve price: R160.00 

Lot #01/200 Springbok victory by Carel Birkby.  Birkby covered the whole of South Africa’s participation in the Second World War in East Africa, Ethiopia & Abyssinia. Johannesburg, Libertas Publications, (c. 1941). First edition. 8vo. Cloth.  Pp. 262, black /white photos, map. No dust jacket, spine slightly frayed at head & foot, signature on end-paper, some faint browning. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00 SOLD

 

Lot #01/201 Stranding van die São João: Lotgevalle van Manuel de Sepúlveda en sy mede skipbreukelinge aan die suidooskus van Afrika, 1552-1553 by O.J.O. Ferreira. A study of the wreck & survivors of the São João, just north of Port Edward on the east coast. Afrikaans text. Copy no. 4 of an edition of 200 numbered copies, this one inscribed & signed by the author. Jeffreysbaai, Adamastor, 2002. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (viii),68, black /white illustrations, portrait, facsimiles, map. Some light browning. VG. Reserve price: R380.00

Lot #01/202 Adamastor, gees van die Stormkaap by O.J.O. Ferreira …. met ‘n Afrikaanse verwerking van die Adamastor gedeelte uit Os Lusiadas van Luis de Camões by D.P.M. Botes. An interpretation of the part in the epic poem Lusiadas which recounts the voyage round the Cape, with new Afrikaans translation, as well as an English summary. Copy no. 128 of an edition of 250 numbered copies, this one signed by the author. Pretoria, Privately published, 1995. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (iv),64, black / white illustrations, facsimiles. Slight curling of wrappers. Good+ Reserve price: R400.00

Lot #01/203 Ilha de Moçambique byna Hollands: Nederlanse blokkade van Mosambiek-Eiland in 1604, 1607 en 1608 by O.J.O. Ferreira. A study of Dutch efforts at taking Lorenco Marques from the Portuguese some fifty years before eventually deciding on the Cape – what a difference that could have made to African history? I think most people are unaware of this part of Southern African history. Much of the text of this book appeared in an article in “Historia” 52/2 published in the same year with the title “Byna was Ilha de Mocambique Hollands en die Kaap die Goeie Hoop nie.” However the book has a lot more material, including the appendix, being a list of governors from 1506-1898. This book is also profusely illustrated (black / white). Afrikaans text. According to Google, only two of our university libraries have copies of this obviously rare & important book. Copy no. 3 of an edition of only 25 numbered copies, signed by the author). Jeffreysbaai, Adamastor, 2007. First edition. 4to. Two-tone hardcover. Pp. (vii),114, photos, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, tables, maps. VG. Reserve price: R600.00 SOLD

Lot 01/204 Diocleciano Fernandes das Neves (1829-1883): his residence in Mozambiqe and his visit to the Transvaal by O.J.O. Ferreira. A study of the influence of the Portuguese diplomats in the Transvaal (Zoutpansberg & other eastern Transvaal areas) in the 1860s – 1880s. Includes much information, for the first time in English on Das Neves, a Consul & big game hunter, as well as Joao Albasini, who spent some time in the area which is now part of the Kruger National Park. Gordon’s Bay, Tormentoso, 1913. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. x,139, black / white photos, portraits, illustrations, facsimiles, maps. Fine. Reserve price: R300.00 SOLD

Lot #01/205 The coast of treasure by Lawrence G. Green. A reprint of the first Lawrence Green book (1933). In this book the author visited out of the way places along the west coast of South Africa & Namibia. He met with Bushmen, diamond diggers & other fascinating people & tells tales of shipwrecks & treasures. Cape Town, Howard Timmins Publishers, 1983. Reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 269, photo-plates, portraits, end-paper maps. Dust jacket slightly rubbed, some light browning in the text. Good+ Reserve price: R400.00 SOLD

Lot #01/206 Secret Africa by Lawrence G. Green. Reprint of one of Green’s earliest books, includes stories from various parts of Southern Africa, including Namibia, Kalahari, Kimberley, Cape Town & Mauritius. Tales of among others, Hottentots, diamond miners, wine, poisons & medicine. Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1980. Reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 287, photo-plates. Dust jacket a bit rubbed, light browning, long gift inscription on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R400.00

Lot #01/207 The best of Lawrence Green edited & compiled by Scott Haigh. The compiler (a colleague of Green’s), has selected 18 chapters from 18 of Green’s books, each chapter introduced by him. Each chapter can be read as a complete story. Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1973. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 274, frontispiece. Dust jacket rubbed & foxed, protected by wrap-around plastic, previous owner’s details on, half-title & end-paper, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R280.00

Lot #01/208 Lords of the last frontier: the story of South West Africa and its people of all races by Lawrence G. Green. Travels among the various peoples of Namibia as well as descriptions of the astonishing geological features. It is becoming quite difficult to find this book in good condition, first edition in dust jacket. Cape Town, Howard B. Timmins, 1952. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xi,369, plates, portraits, end-paper maps. Dust jacket chipped & top of spine (now protected by wrap-around plastic), covers lightly marked, light browning. Good+ Reserve price: R300.00 SOLD

Lot #01/210 Valley of gold by A.P. Cartwright …. illustrations by P.W. Wheeler & Roy Taylor …. The story of the pioneers & gold mining in the Pilgrim’s Rest area of the Transvaal. Completely revised edition. Cape Town, Timmins Publishers, 1973. Revised edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (ix),187, black / white photo-plates, portraits, illustrations, end-paper maps. Previous owner’s details on end-paper, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R160.00

Lot #01/211 By the waters of the Letaba: a history of the Transvaal lowveld – land of adventure by A.P. Cartwright. This interesting volume gives the story, both accurate & anecdotal, of the region around Tzaneen, over a period of more than a hundred years, from the time of the Voortrekkers. Cape Town, Purnell, 1974. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. vii,184, photo-plates (some colour), portraits, facsimile, maps. Dust jacket rubbed (now protected by wrap-around plastic), label-mark inside front cover. Good+ …. together with …. Valley of gold by A.P. Cartwright …. illustrations by P.W. Wheeler & Roy Taylor …. The story of the pioneers & gold mining in the Pilgrim’s Rest area of the Transvaal. Completely revised edition. Cape Town, Timmins Publishers, 1973. Revised edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (ix),187, black / white photo-plates, portraits, illustrations, end-paper maps. Previous owner’s details on end-paper, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00 SOLD

Lot #01/212 The first South African: the life and times of Sir Percy Fitzpatrick by A.P. Cartwright. A biography of one of the most interesting people from South Africa’s past. Author of Jock of the bushveld, Fitzpatrick was involved closely in South African politics, being an imperialist & friend of Rhodes, he was also involved in the Jameson Raid. Cape Town, Purnell & Sons, 1971. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. (ix),256, black / white photo-plates, portraits, facsimiles. Price-clipped dust jacket worn & torn (repaired), covers rubbed, previous owner’s details on paste-down, foxing. Good. Reserve price: R170.00 

Lot #01/213 Under the tablecloth: Papas looks at the Peninsula by William Papas & Aubrey Sussens. Two ex-Transvaalers take us on a tour of historic buildings & meet interesting citizens of all types. Cape Town, Maskew Miller Ltd., 1961. Second edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 72, illustrations. Some browning & foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R90.00

Lot #01/214 Treasury of the Cape by Albert Plane …. assisted by his wife Anne …. photography by Vernon Appleton. Essays & stories on famous buildings, people & incidents from Cape Town’s past, illustrated with period photos. Cape Town, Howard Timmins, (c. 1976). First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 111, sepia photos. Covers a bit marked, text lightly browned. Good+ Reserve price: R80.00 SOLD

Lot #01/215 Beyond belief: murders and mysteries of Southern Africa by Sian Hall & Rob Marsh. Unusual incidents, biographies of mysterious personalities from South Africa’s history, ghost stories, mysteries from the past, famous murders. Cape Town, 1996. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 128, colour & black/white photos, portraits, illustrations, facsimiles, diagrams, tables, maps. Dust jacket rubbed & foxed on reverse, covers a bit edge-worn, some foxing in the text. Good+ Reserve price: R180.00 SOLD

Lot #01/216 Tribes & kingdoms by J.S. Bergh …. with the assistance of A.P. Bergh. A good if brief survey of the clash between the various tribes & colonial forces in the eastern Cape, Basutoland & Natal/Zululand. “Heritage series: 19th century.” Cape Town, Don Nelson, 1987. Second edition. 4to. Thin card covers. Pp. 80, photos, portraits & illustrations (many colour), maps. Some faint browning. VG. Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #01/217 J.B.M. Hertzog: ‘n volk praat met sy leier by Maria Hugo. A collection of honorary addresses presented to General J.B.M. Hertzog over a period of more than 20 years (mainly as a politician). Many of the addresses are written in calligraphy & are very decorative. Mostly Afrikaans & from an organisation, town or political entity. Accompanying text in Afrikaans. “Nasionale Kultuurhistoriese en Opelugmuseum, Monografie” Nommer 3. Pretoria, Nasionale Kultuurhistoriese en Opelugmuseum, 1977. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 91, facsimiles. Dust jacket worn & torn (with some repairs), some browning. Good. Reserve price: R80.00

Lot #01/220 A field guide to the trees of Southern Africa by Eve Palmer …. colour plates & drawings by Rhona Collett. London, Collins, 1983. Reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 393, 32 colour plates, line drawings, map. Detailed field guide to trees of southern Africa. Signature on front paste-down, foxing.  Good+   Reserve price: R140.00

 

Lot #01/221 Southern African epiphytic orchids by John S. Ball … illustrated by Patricia van de Ruit …. edited by Jane Browning …. assisted by Peter Ashton. The standard book on tree-growing orchids. Copy no. 1250 of an edition limited to 1900 copies. Johannesburg, Conservation Press, 1978. First edition. Folio. Hardcover. Pp. 247, colour plates, colour photos, diagrams, maps. No dust jacket, covers rubbeD. Good+ Reserve price: R390.00

Lot #01/222 The conservation status of indigenous forests in Transvaal, Natal and O.F.S., South Africa by K.H. Cooper. An important study of the remnant forests in these areas, with recommendations for utilization & protection. Durban, Wildlife Society of S.A., 1985. First edition. 4to. Thin card covers. Pp. (iii),108, photos, facsimiles, tables, maps (1 folding). Covers a bit creased, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R190.00 SOLD

Lot #01/223 The ferns and fern allies of Southern Africa by W.B.G. Jacobsen. A standard work on our ferns. Durban, Butterworths, 1983. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (xvi),542, photos, diagrams, tables, maps. VG. Reserve price:  R230.00

Lot #01/224 Southern African ferns and fern allies by J.E. Burrows. A detailed study, the most up-to-date work on ferns of Southern Africa. Johannesburg, Frandsen Publishers, 1990. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xii,359,(4), colour photos, line-drawings, colour map, distribution maps. Dust jacket a bit rubbed, foxed on reverse, previous owner’s details on front paste-down, text browned & foxed. Good+ Reserve price: R370.00

Lot #01/225 Ferns of the Witwatersrand by Florence D. Hancock & Annabelle Lucas …. Illustrations by Barbara Pike & Patsy-Lynne Edkins. A fairly detailed study of ferns of this area around Johannesburg. Johannesburg, Witwatersrand University Press, 1973. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xv,94, 3 colour plates, line drawings, diagrams, tables. Heavy foxing on reverse of dust jacket (now protected by wrap-around plastic), text browned. Good+Reserve price:  R180.00

Lot #01/226 “African Hunter” guide to Nyati: the art of hunting the African buffalo. A very detailed book on hunting buffalo, using scientific methods. Probably the most detailed book on buffalo hunting, written by a panel of experts, mainly from Zimbabwe. Gives stories of hunts, where & how to shoot them & what firearms, ammunition, etc.. Harare [Zimbabwe], African Hunter, 2004. Second printing. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xxiv,384, colour photo-plates, black / white photos, diagrams. Dust jacket rubbed, previous owner’s name on paste-down, a few spots of foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R850.00 SOLD

Lot #01/227 African camp-fire nights by John F. Burger. A collection of anecdotal stories of incidents of his own as well as fellow hunters with game in Africa. Hunting buffalo, elephant, lion, etc.. CZECH, p. 46. London, Robert Hale, 1959. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 192, photo-plates. No dust jacket spine titles faded, plastic wrap-around attached to covers & paste-downs, inscription on end-paper, some foxing. Good. Reserve price: R340.00

 

Lot #01/228 Big game and big game rifles by John Taylor. Taylor was ahead of his time in terms of the technical side of hunting & shooting. CZECH, p. 279. London, Herbert Jenkins, 1958. Reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 215, frontispiece, table. No dust jacket, covers lightly marked, ownership details on paste-down, foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R300.00 SOLD

Lot #01/229 Big game and big game rifles by John Taylor. Taylor as ahead of his time in terms of the technical side of hunting & shooting. CZECH, p. 279. London, Herbert Jenkins, 1958. Reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 215, frontispiece, table. Price-clipped dust jacket torn, chipped & stained, book is hardly affected, text pages browned. Good. Reserve price: R300.00 SOLD

Lot #01/230 Spoor of blood by Alan Cattrick [pseudonym of A.P. Cartwright].  Biographical details on famous Southern African big game hunters & conservationists, including Harris, Selous, Jacobs, Viljoen, Major Pretorius, Stevenson-Hamilton, Wolhuter, and others. Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1959. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 223, photo-plates, portraits. No dust jacket, covers lightly marked, browning. Good+ Reserve price: R290.00 SOLD

Lot #01/231 Big stuff: African big game and its hunters by C.T. Stoneham. Hunting in Africa as experienced by famous big game hunters, including Percival, Selous, Daly, Findlay, Kirby, Lyell, Neumann and others. London, John Long Ltd., 1954. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 191, photo-plates. No dust jacket, covers splitting down outer hinges, marked & bumped, ownership details on paste-down, end-papers browned, light foxing. Fair+ Reserve price: R300.00

Lot #01/232 Pondoro – last of the ivory hunters by John Taylor. Autobiography of famed hunter John “Pondoro” Taylor, describing many adventures with big game in Central Africa. London, Frederick Muller, 1956. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 275, frontispiece (portrait), photo-plates. No dust jacket, spine sunned & rubbed, covers a bit marked, previous owner’s details on paste-down, two other names scratched out, foxing. Good. Reserve price: R400.00 SOLD

Lot #01/233 Hunting on safari in East and Southern Africa  by Aubrey Wynne-Jones …. illustrated by André de Villiers. A revised edition of this standard work including arrangements for a hunt, equipment, medical requirements, choosing & setting up a campsite, selection & measurement of species. Johannesburg, Southern Book Publishers, 1987. Revised edition. 4to. Hardcover. Pp. 194, black / white illustrations, tables, maps. No dust jacket, as issued, previous owner’s name on paste-down, foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R270.00

Lot #01/234 Chronicles of an African trip by George Eastman. A nicely produced book of hunting & photographing in East Africa. By one of te founders of Eastman Kodak. The photos are among the best black / white ones I have seen. Only this one edition was printed. Rochester [USA], Privately published, 1927. First edition. 8vo. Rebound. Pp. 87,(1), photo-plates, end-paper maps. Rebound, with modern spine, retaining the original boards, boards a bit stained, previous owner’s details, foxing. Good. Reserve price: R450.00

Lot #01/235 African fury by George Michael. An account of big game hunting (mostly lion & elephant) in Central & Southern Africa. CZECH, p. 195. London, Michael Joseph,1954. Fifth impression. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 220, photo-plates. No dust jacket, covers slightly rubbed & marked, signatures on paste-down & end-paper, browning. Good. Reserve price: R290.00

Lot #01/236 Leopards in the night by Guy Muldoon …. with drawings by Ralph Thompson. Hunting adventures of an Agricultural Officer in northern Nyasaland (Malawi). London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1955. Reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 234, illustrations, map. Price-clipped dust jacket frayed & rubbed, foxing. Good. Reserve price: R290.00 SOLD

Lot #01/237 The ivory trail by T.V. Bulpin …. illustrations by C.T. Astley Maberly. The story of the famous big game hunters of Crook’s Corner, at the most northerly point of the Kruger National Park. This is the story of Cecil Barnard who took to the road to the north in 1910 and recollected old times with T.V. Bulpin jotting it down. Essential reading for an understanding of life in the northern Transvaal bushveld in the first half of the 20th century. Cape Town, Books of Africa,1954. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (vii),235, frontispiece (portrait), double page colour plates, illustrations, end-paper map. Dust jacket rubbed & with some chips out, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R430.00 

Lot #01/238 The hunter is death by T.V. Bulpin …. illustrated by C.T. Astley Maberly. The story of George Rushby & other famous Central African big game hunters. Cape Town, Books of Africa, 1968. Second edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. viii,348, illustrations, end-paper map. Dust jacket rubbed & edge-worn, cover corners slightly bumped, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R330.00

Lot #01/239 Big game shooting in Africa edited by Major H.C. Maydon, et al. A leading hunting book of the time, giving information on each territory that has hunting, the game, the hunt & the trophies. Famous contributors included Powell-Cotton, Stevenson-Hamilton, Lyell, Drake-Brockman, and others. “The Lonsdale Library” no. 14. CZECH, p. 187. London, Seeley, Service & Co., 1951. Reprint. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. 445, black / white photo-plates, end-paper map. No dust jacket, spine title faded, covers lightly marked, name & name-stamp on paste-down & end-paper, page edges marked, foxing. Good. Reserve price: R500.00

Lot #01/240 Camp life and sport in South Africa: experiences of Kaffir warfare with the Cape Mounted Rifles by T.J. Lucas. An account of the author’s experiences in the 8th frontier war, fought between 1850-1853, in the eastern Cape. “Africana Reprint Library” vol. 2. Johannesburg, Africana Book Society, 1975. Facsimile reprint, with new foreword & index. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xi,xiii,(i),258, colour plates. Some browning on reverse of dust jacket & in the text, previous owner’s details on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R350.00 SOLD

Lot #01/241 Eight months in an ox-wagon: reminiscences of a Boer life by E.F. Sandeman. The author travelled extensively in Natal & the eastern Transvaal & the gold mines there. The book has a large & detailed map of his route. Originally published in 1880. “Africana Reprint Library” volume 1. Johannesburg, Africana Book Society, 1975. Facsimile reprint, with new foreword & illustrations. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xix,xii,402, colour frontispiece, plates, folding map. Dust jacket protected with plastic wrap-around, top corner of half-title cut away, light browning. Good+ Reserve price: R400.00

Lot #01/242 A hunter’s handbook edited by Tim Ivins …. compiled by The Natal Hunters and Game Conservation Association …. illustrated by Philip Huebsch. A first edition of this pioneering book on methodology, equipment, ethics, laws, first aid, etc. for the hunter. Contains a foreword by Dr. Ian Player. Durban, Natal Hunters & Game Conservation Association, (c. 1979). First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. 95, illustrations, diagrams. Faint foxing. VG. Reserve price: R190.00

Lot #01/243 Rowland Ward’s records of big game XVIIth edition (Africa)  compiled & edited by Anthony A. Best …. text revised by Timothy G.W. Best. African big game hunting records up-to 1977. Hartfield, [U.K.], Rowland Ward Ltd., 1977. 17th Edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. ix,514, illustrations, tables (1 folding). Dust jacket frayed & with a big piece out at bottom of spine, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R350.00

Lot #01/244 My way of hunting: the adventurous life of a taxidermist by Robert H. Rockwell …. with Jeanne Rockwell. The author describes his life as taxidermist, museum specimen collector & exhibitor. This autobiography contains big game hunting adventures in Africa, North America & elsewhere. He came to Africa on a number of expeditions, hunting lion, buffalo, etc., sometimes with Carl Akeley. London, Robert Hale Ltd., 1956. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 223,(1), photo-plates. Dust jacket a bit rubbed & with some tears, inscription on end-paper, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R300.00 SOLD

Lot #01/245 Zambezi south: an explorer‘s view of Africa south of the Zambezi camera, story & sketches by John Sinclair. One of three large format travel/photography books done by Sinclair. These photos have stood the test of time & retain an atmospheric quality. Photos of landscape, people & particularly animals from Okavango, to Zimbabwe Ruins, to the game reserves of South Africa & the snow-laden Drakensberg. Johannesburg, Hugh Keartland Publishers, 1970. First edition. Folio. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 207, photos (some colour), illustrations. Dust jacket a bit rubbed (particularly at edges), dust jacket reverse & text browned. Good+ Reserve price: R180.00 SOLD

Lot #01/246 The hunted ones story & camera by John Sinclair. The first of this trilogy of books of wonderful photos of nature, taken over a number of years, in the wilderness areas of South Africa. Johannesburg, Hugh Keartland Publishers, 1965. First edition. Folio. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 188, photos (some colour). Dust jacket rubbed & some tears along edges, some light browning, Missing the vinyl recording of animal sounds from the pocket inside back cover. Good+ Reserve price: R170.00

Lot #01/247 Chobe: Africa’s untamed wilderness by Daryl & Sharna Balfour.  A  journal of a year spent in the wilderness area of Chobe, in Botswana, illustrated with superb colour photos. Halfway House, Southern Book Publishers, 1999. Second impression. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 158, colour photos, colour map. Nick in dust jacket & cover edge, long gift inscription on front end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R160.00 SOLD

Lot #01/248 The Zambezi: river of the gods by Jan & Fiona Teede. A survey of the Zambezi Rive r from source to sea, with information on history, people, folk-lore, wildlife & conservation. Beautiful colour photos are present & there are also pen sketches by artist Larry Norton in the text. (Halfway House), Russel Friedman Books, (c. 1990). First South African edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 187,(3), colour photos, black/white illustrations, maps. Dust jacket rubbed, faint foxing on reverse of jacket & in the text, previous owner’s details on front paste-down. Good+ Reserve price: R180.00 SOLD

 

Lot #01/249 Maberly’s mammals of Southern Africa a revision by Richard Goss of Charles Astley Maberly’s “The game animals of Southern Africa.” Still great to have Maberly’s illustrations along with beautiful colour photos of the animals. Johannesburg, Jonathan Ball Publishers & Ad. Donker Publishers, 1990. Revised & updated edition, with new expanded colour section. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 349, colour photo-plates, illustrations, maps. Covers a bit rubbed, previous owner’s name on front paste-down, some light stains. Good.  Reserve price: R140.00 SOLD

Lot #01/250 The chemical capture of animals: a guide to the chemical restraint of wild and captive animals by A.M. Harthoorn. Harthoorn was a world authority on method & drugs used in chemical capture of animals. The author pioneered animal capture at Kariba & in Uganda. Inscribed & signed by the author on the title-page. London, Baillière Tindall, 1976. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xvi,416, photo-plates, diagrams, tables. Price-clipped dust jacket a bit creased. VG. Reserve price: R330.00