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Lot #02/01 The Aloes of South Africa by Gilbert Westacott Reynolds. The first edition of the major botanical monograph on the South African Aloes. Inscribed & signed by the author. KERKHAM #538.Johannesburg, Aloes of South Africa Book Fund, 1950. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp.xxiv,520, 7 7 colour plates (photos), black & white photos, facsimiles, maps. Dust jacket has pieces out, is very worn & repaired, end-papers browned, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R500.00 SOLD

Lot #02/02 The Aloes of Tropical Africa and Madagascar by Gilbert Westacott Reynolds. Standard work on Aloes outside of South Africa, by the author of The Aloes of South Africa. KERKHAM #539. Mbabane, Aloes Book Fund, 1966. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xxii,537, photos (some colour), illustrations, map. Dust jacket a bit edge-worn, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price:R500.00

Lot 02/03 Florae Capensis medicae prodromus; or, an enumeration of South African plants used as remedies by the colonists of the Cape of Good Hope by L. Pappe. I believe this to be the first substantial book dedicated to plants of medicinal value, used by colonists & other local people at the Cape. The plants are described & basic chemical make-up given, medical use by Boers (& Hottentots) given & location where they are found (mainly in the western Cape). An essential book for a medical book collection, as well as a botanical collection. Published after Pappe’s death in 1862, this is basically a reprint of the revised, second edition (1857). KERKHAM, #495; GUNN & CODDBotanical exploration of Southern Africa, p. 270; SABIB, 3/625. Cape Town, W. Brittain, 1868. Third edition with corrections and numerous additions. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. iv,54. Pamphlet bound into 19th century full-leather, with the original wrappers bound in, leather worn at spine, wrappers slightly chipped at corners, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R1550.00 

Lot #02/04 Nursery tales, traditions and histories of the Zulus, in their own words, with a translation into English, and notes.by Rev. Henry Callaway. An important early study of Zulu oral traditions, linguistics, folk-tales, history, ancestor worship. This “Student’s edition” [complete & unexpurgated up to the end of volume #1] is made up of the original six parts, bound as usual in one volume, without the paper wrappers, but with a title-page for the first time. It is in fact a first edition. This copy from the library of its printer, has an additional 126 pages “Report [of Bishop Mackenzie’s Mission to Central Africa -[Malawi]” at the end. This was to be known as the Universities Mission to Central Africa [UMCA], rising from appeals by David Livingstone at Cambridge & Oxford. It describes the early years of the mission & Mackenzie’s death there. The printer of this work was John A. Blair, of Springdale & this copy belonged to him. It has his signature on the first page of the “Report].” He spent 1862-1864 in Malawi at the UMCA Mission as handyman & printer & is mentioned a couple of times in the text of the report. Springvale Mission was a few kilometres south of Durban, where Blair lived. This book was reprinted as The religious system of the Amazulu by Struik in the “Africana Collectanea Series” in the 1960s. SABIB,1/362 (final lot); HOSKEN p. 31; SCHAPERA, E632.Springvale [South Africa], John A. Blair, 1868. First edition. 8vo. Bound half-contemporary maroon leather, marbled sides, end-papers & page-edges. Pp. (viii), vii, (i), 375, (1),126, (2, contents of the first volume), (2, opinions of the press), 104 (report of Bishop Mackenzie’s mission – to Central Africa]). Old leather worn at spine & corners, front inner-hinge splitting, some faint toning of text. Good+ Reserve price: R2200.00

Lot #02/05 My wanderings through Africa by Mike Cameron …. with James Cameron. An autobiography of a man of Africa, describing his hunting clients & personal experiences, much of this anecdotal. He hunted most African game, but he particularly hunted elephants, buffalo, lion & leopards. The forty-seventh book in the “Classics of African Hunting Series.” Copy no. 597 of a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, signed by the author, contained in matching cloth slip-case.Long Beach [USA], Safari Press, 2004. First edition. 8vo. Decorative cloth. Pp. xi,208, black / white photos, portraits. VG. Reserve price: R1450.00

Lot #02/06 Out in the midday shade: memoirs of an African hunter, 1949-1968 by William York. The author, a big game hunter, some time mercenary & a great raconteur, this is an account of his experiences throughout the continent in the 1940s -1960s. The thirtieth book in the “Classics of African Hunting Series.” Copy no. 677 of a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, signed by the author, contained in matching cloth slip-case. Long Beach [USA], Safari Press, 2000. First edition. 8vo. Decorative  cloth. Pp. xiv,287, black / white photo-plates, illustrations. Slip-case is a bit tight. VG.Reserve price: R1450.00

 

Lot #02/07 Months of the sun: forty years of elephant hunting in the Zambezi Valley by Ian Nyschens. The author hunted big game (elephant) over forty odd years in Zimbabwe & Mozambique. In a career of hunter n Mozambique, poacher & game ranger in Zimbabwe, he shot over 1000 elephants. The book is nicely illustrated with historical photos. A large book published @ $60.00.Long Beach [USA], Safari Press, 1997. Second edition [ie. First standard edition]. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. Xv,407, black / white photos, illustrations, end-paper map. Dust jacket slightly marked, previous owner’s details on paste-down.VG. Reserve price: R550.00

Lot #02/08 Dynamite and daisies: the story of Barberton by Piet Meiring. History of this 19th century Transvaal (De Kaap) mining village. Cape Town, Purnell, 1976. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (ix),177, plates, portraits. Dust jacket rubbed, label removed from front paste-down, text heavily browned. Good+ Reserve price: R130.00 

 

Lot #02/09 The 1820 Settlers A dedicated issue of the magazine “Lantern: Journal for Knowledge & Culture” volume XX, no. 1, September 1970. Issued for the 150th anniversary of the 1820 Settlers, with illustrated articles by Leslie Hewson, Vernon S. Forbes, E.K. Lorimer, Eric Rosenthal & others. Articles on buildings, furniture, pioneers, leaders, artists, geography, roads & railroads, frontier wars, etc.. Pretoria, Lantern, 1970. First edition. 4to. Printer wrappers. Pp. 104, colour plates, photos, portraits, maps. Top corner creased throughout. Good+ Reserve price: R130.00

 

Lot #02/10 Natal 150, 1824 – 1974 …. “Lantern” Special Commemorative Issue …. volume 23, no. 3, March, 1974 edited by Vivian C. Wood. Articles on Natal’s early colonial history, the Voortrekkers, German & British immigrants, public figures, the harbour & other developments. First edition. 4to. Printer wrappers. Pp. 132, colour plates, photos, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles. Covers & text browned. Good+ Reserve price: R140.00 SOLD

 

 

Lot #02/11 Neunter Jahresbericht der Rheinischen Missions-Gesellschaft vom 1. September 1837 bis Ende August 1838 Two of these annual reports for the Rhenish Mission Society. They both Include details for the year from mission stations in South Africa & Namibia, at Stellenbosch, Worcester, Tulbagh & Wupperthal. German text. Barmen [Germany], der Gesellschaft, 1838. First edition. 8vo. Modern wrappers. Pp. 44. …. bound together with …. Zwölfter Jahresbericht der Rheinischen Missions-Gesellschaft vom 1. September 1840 bis Ende August 1841 Barmen, der Gesellschaft, 1838. First edition. Pp. 48. Disbound, foxing, some margin repairs. Good+ Reserve price: R330.00 

Lot #02/12 Andrew Smith and Natal: documents relating to the early history of that province ….selected, edited and annotated by Percival R. Kirby. Deals mostly with a visit to Dingane and the Zulus in 1832 as well as early emigration to Natal. “Van Riebeeck Society, First series” #36. Cape Town, Van Riebeeck Society, 1955. First edition. 8vo. Cloth.  Pp. (ix),(1),253,(7), frontispiece, maps. Browning & light foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R220.00 SOLD

Lot #02/13 Aus der zweiten Heimat. Reisen und Eindrücke eines Buren in Deutschland by J.P. Jooste. Account of a fugitive Boer in Germany, Austria, Russia & Scandinavia at the end of the Anglo-Boer War. German text. This edition not listed in Account of a fugitive Boer in Germany, Austria, Russia & Scandinavia at the end of the Anglo-Boer War. German text. This edition not listed inSABIB, 2/705  Berlin, Privately published, 1909. 5. Auflage. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (vi),160, frontispiece (portrait), photos, portraits. Wrappers splitting along spine, text browned. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #02/14 Wilmot’s geography of South Africa by Alexander Wilmot. Cape Town, J.C. Juta, 1880. First edition. 12mo. Cloth. Pp. (iii),109,(1), tables. A brief geography intended for school use. First edition not listed in SABIB, 4/792. Back cover creased, cloth marked, foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R250.00

Lot #02/15 Gender and colonialism: a history of Kaoko in north-western Namibia, 1870s-1950s by Lorena Rizzo …. introduction by Patricia Hayes. An in-depth study of the Kaoko people in the years of colonial rule & particularly of the marginalisation of women in the society & economy. “Basel Namibia Studies Series” #14. Basel [Switzerland], Basel Afrika Bibliographien, 2012. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. xvi,331, black / white photos, map. VG. Reserve price: R400.00

Lot #02/16 National atlas of South West Africa (Namibia) .… Nasionale atlas van Suidwes-Afrika (Namibië) edited by J.H. van der Merwe. An excellent atlas containing 90 maps illustrating natural environment, infrastructure, economic infrastructure, urbanisation and settlement (includes the colonial wars). Parallel English / Afrikaans text. (Windhoek, SWA / Namibia, Administration), 1983. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Pp. (xii) + 92 full-colour maps, with page of text opposite, tables. Covers slightly rubbed, some foxing on back cover & endpapers, gift inscription. Good+ Reserve price:  R230.00

Lot #02/18 Has the Cape Colony been sold? .…. Het die Hollanders die Kaap verkoop? by Dr. Hendrik P.N. Muller. English & Afrikaans edition of the above, with rather nice illustrations.Amsterdam, General Committee of the Netherlands South African Association, 1932. First English / Afrikaans edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 15 + 17, plates (2 folding), facsimile. Some browning, signature of C.M. van den Heever. Good+ Reserve price: R180.00

ot #02/19 The first Bushman’s path: stories, songs and testimonies of the /Xam of the northern Cape version, with commentary by Alan James. Songs, verses, stories of the Bushmen, translated & adapted by Alan James. Pietermaritzburg, University of Natal Press, 2001. First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. 269, 2 maps. Fine. Reserve price: R140.00

Lot #02/20 Walter Battiss: a private collection by Warren Siebrits. An exhibition catalogue of artworks, books & other objects by Walter Battiss. Edition limited to 500 copies. Catalogue no. 35. Johannesburg, Warren Siebrits Modern & Contemporary Art, 2014. First edition. 8vo. Landscape format. Hardcover. Unpaginated. Colour photos, portraits. VG. Reserve price: R260.00 SOLD

Lot #02/21 The illustrated Bosman by Herman Charles Bosman. Collection of Bosman’s stories, with illustrations by Peter Badcock. Johannesburg, CNA, 1985. First edition thus. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xv,(xvi),286, colour plates, black & white photos & illustrations. Dust jacket slightly rubbed (now protected by wrap-around plastic, some tape-marks on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R150.00

Lot #02/22 Anton Rupert: a biography by Ebbe Dommisse …. with the cooperation of Willie Esterhuyse. Apart from being a world-wide admired businessman, Rupert found time for sport, conservation issues & political involvement. Cape Town, Tafelberg, 2006. Third impression. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 463, photo-plates, portraits. Dust jacket slightly rubbed, long gift inscription on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R160.00

Lot #02/23 Genealogies of old South African families …. Geslagsregisters van die ou Kaapse families by C.C. de Villiers …. Completely revised edition, augmented and rewritten by C. Pama. Originally published in 1893-1895, this massive work of South African (mainly Afrikaner & Cape) genealogy, was extensively revised by a panel of archivists, genealogists & historians, producing this set of over 1200 pages. Cape Town, A.A. Balkema,1966. First edition thus. Three volume set. Pp. xlviii,448 + (v),449-830 + (v),831-1212. Covers slightly warping, some spotting of page-edges. VG. Reserve price: R1950.00 SOLD

Lot #02/24 Die stamouers Coetzee en nageslagte: herdenkingsuitgawe 300 jaar in Suid-Afrika …. met enkele familieregisters en persoonlike inligting by N.A. Coetzee. A large & impressive family history & genealogy, based on a great deal of material & researched, with many illustrations, portraits & documents. 1000 copies were published. Afrikaans text. Pretoria, Privately published, 1979. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 624, black / white photos, portraits, facsimiles, tables, maps. Slight warping. VG. Reserve price: R300.00

Lot #02/25 Narrative of a residence in South Africa by Thomas Pringle …. with introduction, biographical and historical notes by A.M. Lewin Robinson. Observations of life in the Cape Colony, among the British settlers, Boers, Xhosa, Hottentots, etc. With a report on the struggle for freedom of the press at the Cape. This revised edition has a new introduction and biographical notes on Pringle & others mentioned in the book. “Africana Collectanea Series” volume #20. Copy no. 175 of an edition limited to 750 numbered copies. Cape Town, C. Struik, 1966. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xlv,352, plates, portraits, 2 maps (1 folding). Dust jacket spine sunned & frayed at top (now protected by wrap-around plastic), small address label of previous owner, some faint browning. Good+ Reserve price: R550.00 

Lot #02/26 First footsteps in East Africa or, an exploration of Harar [2 volumes] by Captain Sir Richard F. Burton. Reprint of the 1894 “Memorial edition” of this major work on exploration, ethnography, geography of Ethiopia. Burton was one of the great all-round explorers, of particular importance for his work on languages. Published in the “Classics of Exploration” series. Loosely inserted a single sheet, brief note, on the importance of this book. Amsterdam, Time-Life Books, 1984. Facsimile reprint. Two volumes. 8vo. Hardcovers. Pp. xxxiv,(i),209 + (viii),276,(3, adverts.), colour plates, tables, maps. Light toning of text. Good+ Reserve price: R420.00

Lot #02/27 Die ältesten Reiseberichte über Namibia, 1482-1852 Gesammelt und herausgegeben 1915-1918 by.Professor Dr. E. Moritz …. Vorwort und Bearbeitung Maria Fisch & Helmut Bistri. These accounts of travels in Namibia, were written by missionaries, explorers, traders & hunters. They were the earliest travelers in the area & in some cases these are the only accounts of these travels.  Amongst the travellers were Willem van Reenen, J.H. Schmelen, John Campbell, James Kitchingman, William Threlfall, H. Kleinschmidt, Hugo Hahn, Samuel Hahns, Hans Knudsen & Heinrich Scheppmann. The accounts of travel were first published between 1915 & 1918 in the ”Mitteilungen aus den deutschen Schutzgebieten.” All were written in German. Windhoek, Namibia Wissenschaftliche Gesellscahft. 1999-2000. Reprint. Two volumes. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 224 + 224, photos, illustrations, 2 folding colour maps. Covers a bit rubbed. Good+ Reserve price: R570.00 

Lot #02/28 Buller’s campaign by Julian Symons. A British historian give his perspective on the Natal campaign, Anglo-Boer War. London, Cresset Press, 1963. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xvi,312, photo-plates, portraits. Price-clipped dust jacket rubbed & slightly frayed, name-stamp on end-paper, light toning of text. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #02/29 The Second World War. Volume 1. The gathering storm …. Volume 2. Their finest hour …. Volume 3. The grand alliance …. Volume 4. The hinge of fate …. Volume 5. Closing the ring …. Volume 6. Triumph of tragedy by Winston S. Churchill. A complete set of first editions of Churchill’s great work on the Second World War, illustrated with maps & published over a period of six years. Churchill won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his output of non-fiction work, including this item.This set is in unusually nice condition, with covers in really good state (no dust jackets present) about as good as you get & only some faint toning of papers). No previous signs of ownership or even bookseller labels. A great opportunity to buy a nice set of this major work of 20th century literature. London, Cassell & Co., 1948 – 1954. First editions. Six volumes. 8vo. Black cloth. Maps. No dust jackets Very slight rubbing to cloth at some spine tips, some faint toning to paper. VG. Reserve price: R1250.00

Lot #02/30 The destiny of Walfish Bay by William Macdonald …. with a new introduction by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Hon., Mr. R.F. Botha.  A history of early colonial days in this west coast town, by a man who was largely interested in the people of the settlement & farming in the difficult conditions there. “State Library Reprints” no. 83. Pretoria, The State Library, 1979. Reprint. 8vo. Hardcover.  Pp. (iv),96, frontispiece (portrait), plates, plan. Paper faintly toned. VG. Reserve price: R220.00

Lot #02/31 Olden times in Zululand and Natal: containing earlier political history of the eastern Nguni clans by A.T. Bryant. A historical, genealogical & ethnographical study of the Zulu clans, originally published in 1929. Copy no. 325 of a limited edition of only 750 copies. A difficult book to find in original or reprint. “Africana Collectanea” volume, 13.  Cape Town, C. Struik, 1965. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xxi,710, plates, portraits, tables (some folding), maps (1 folding). Dust jacket marked & torn, some repairs on reverse, text pages browned. Good+ Reserve price: R760.00 SOLD

Lot #02/32 Die Geskiedenis van Rustenburg ongeveer van 1840 tot 1940 by N.A.Coetzee. A thoroughly researched & documented history of the first hundred years of this western Transvaal mining town. Profusely illustrated with photos, facsimiles of letters, reports, plans, etc.. Signed by the author. Pretoria, Privately published, 1997. First edition. 8vo. Pp. (v),1005, black / white photos, portraits, illustrations, facsimiles, tables, plans, maps. Some light foxing. VG. Reserve price: R550.00

Lot #02/33 Louis Tregardt se dagboek, 1836-1838 vertaling en aantekeninge deur Jackie Grobler. A new edition / translation of the famous Boer trekker’s diary, here translated from Dutch into Afrikaans. Pretoria, Litera Publikasies. 2013. First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. (v),290, portraits, illustrations, facsimiles, maps. VG. Reserve price: R270.00

Lot #02/34 The River War:  an account of the reconquest of the Sudan by the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill. Yes, believe it or not, this great and precocious man was present in the Sudan during the heavy fighting in 1896-1898. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1951. Third edition, reprinted. 8vo. Dust jacket. Pp. xi,(ii),381, tables, maps (some folding). Dust jacket a bit rubbed (now protected by wrap-around plastic), paper lightly toned, name-stamp on end-paper. VG. Reserve price: R400.00

Lot #02/35 Goodbye Dolly Gray: the story of the Boer War by Rayne Kruger. A good popular account of the Anglo-Boer War. London, Cassell, 1960. Third edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xii,540, photo-plates, portraits, maps (1 folding). Dust jacket a bit soiled (now protected by wrap-around plastic), name-stamp on end-paper, light toning of text pages. Good+ Reserve price: R160.00

Lot #02/36 Dagboek van F.D. Trollope, No. 233892, 8 April 1943 tot 17 Maart 1944 by F.D. Trollope. Photocopy of a diary, kept by an Afrikaner, who was with an engineering division in North Africa, during the Second World War. Afrikaans text. The diary is in photocopy, printer wrappers & spiral bound. Probably about 150 pages, printed on one side only. (N.p., n.d.). Name-stamp on end-paper. VG.  Reserve price: R110.00

Lot #02/37 The history of the Transvaal Horse Artillery, 1904-1974 by Neil Orpen. The history of this Johannesburg regiment, including action in South West Africa during the First World War & in Abyssinia, North Africa & Italy during the Second World War. Johannesburg, Transvaal Horse Artillery, 1975. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xii,275, colour frontispiece, black / white photo-plates, portraits, folding maps. Dust jacket lightly toned (now protected by wrap-around plastic), paper lightly toned. Reserve price: R260.00 SOLD

Lot #02/38 My lewe saam met die SA Weermag by Magnus Malan. Malan was many years chief of the army, later chief of SA Defence Force, was instrumental in the invasion of Angola in the 1970s & became Minister of Defence in the 1980s.   Pretoria, Protea Boekhuis, 2006. Tweede druk. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp.  518, black / white photos, portraits, maps. Name-stamp on end-paper, gift inscription on title-page. Reserve price: R190.00 

Lot #02/39 Die Kappiekommando of Boerevroue in geheime diens by Johanna Brandt. A classic account of Boer women’s efforts on behalf of their soldier husbands, sons, etc. Reprint, with additional photos. Afrikaans text. Pretoria, Protea Boekhuis, 1999. Reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 260, black / white photos, portraits, facsimile, plan. Previous owner’s signature on end-paper. Reserve price: R140.00

Lot #02/40 Die verhaal van Johanna Brandt: roman by Bep du Toit. Advertised as a novel, it may be so, but the bibliography is extensive & there is a comprehensive P(ii),317, black / white photos, portraits. Previous owner’s signature on end-paper. VG. Reserve price: R150.00 

Lot #02/41 Smuts: the sanguine years, 1870-1919 …. Smuts: the fields of force, 1919-1950 by W.K. Hancock. Probably the most comprehensive & authoritative biography of the great man. Cambridge, University Press, 1962-1968. First editions. Two volume set. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xiii,619 +xiii,590, black / white photo-plates, portraits, facsimiles, maps (some folding). No dust jackets, spine of volume 1 frayed & title faded, some small library-stamps & signatures, some tape-marks. Good. Reserve price: R450.00

Lot #02/42 Painters SWA / Namibia Kunstmaler by Lieschen Heinze & Uschi Oldorf. A collection of artwork, with brief biography of about ten Namibian artists working in the 1980s, including Dieter Aschenborn, Peter Downing, Blythe Loutit & Christine Marais. Copy no. 441 of an edition of only 1000 copies.  Roodepoort, Cum Books, 1983. First edition. Landscape format. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (x),100, numerous reproductions of artworks in colour or other. Covers slightly rubbed along bottom edge dust jacket protected by wrap-around plastic, paper lightly toned. Good+ Reserve price: R650.00

Lot #02/43 Prehistory of the Transvaal: a record of human activity by Revil Mason. A standard work on Transvaal prehistory, including some colour plates. Johannesburg, Witwatersrand University Press, 1962. First edition. Cloth. Dust jacket.  Pp. xxiv,498, colour plates & a number of black / white photos, illustrations, diagrams, tables, maps. Dust jacket rubbed (now protected by wrap-around plastic), front inner hinge starting to split, tape-marks on end-papers & jacket flaps. Good. Reserve price: R400.00

Lot #02/44  The Cape of Good Hope and the eastern Province of Algoa Bay by John Centlivres Chase. This personal account contains a lot of material on the 1820 Settlers, as well as the eastern Cape frontier. “Africana Collectanea Series” volume XXV. Copy no. 150 of an edition of 750.  Cape Town, C. Struik, 1967. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xvi,(I,i),358, portrait, illustrations, tables, large folding map. Dust jacket spine slightly sunned, now protected by wrap-around plastic, edge of map a bit frayed. Good+ Reserve price: R500.00 SOLD

 

Lot #02/45 So high the road: mountain passes of the western Cape by Jose Burman. Gives biographical details on the engineers & detailed historical information on the Cape mountain passes. Cape Town, Human & Rousseau, 1963. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (xiii),157, colour plate, black / white photo-plates, portraits, maps (1 fold-out colour map inside back cover). Price-clipped dust jacket (now protected by wrap-around plastic), name-stamp on end-paper, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R420.00

Lot #02/46 Portrait of Plettenberg Bay by Patricia Storrar. A well-researched & illustrated history of the village & port of Plettenberg Bay. Signed by the author. Cape Town, Purnell, 1978. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. x,242, colour plates, photos, illustrations, portraits, maps. Dust jacket a bit torn text pages lightly browned. Good+ Reserve price: R240.00 

Lot #02/47 Lantern: Journal of Knowledge and Culture, Feb. 1992 A whole issue dedicated to the German contribution to the development of South Africa, with a lot of brief, well illustrated articles on many different aspects of German contribution. Some articles in English, German & Afrikaans, by leading experts. A few examples: “Die Kaffrariadeutschen” by Rolf Grüner; “Ӧsterreicher und Ungarn im B30HEITZENBURGieg” by Erwin A. Schmidl; “German artists in South Africa” by Prof. Karin Skawran; “Hermannsburger Missionsarbeit in Transvaal” by Hinrich Pape; “The Hermannsburger Mission Society in Natal and Zuy A. Leuschke & “Die Rynse sendelinge” by Linda Zöllner. Pretoria, Foundation for Education, Science & Technology, 1992. First edition. 4to. Printer wrappers. Pp. 160, photos, portraits, illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, maps. A few small stains in final few margins. Good+ Reserve price: R170.00

 

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Lot #02/48 The cheetahs of de Wildt [Ann van Dyk’s story of the struggle to save the cheetah from the verge of extinction] by Ann van Dyk. The story of the woman who did so much to conserve cheetah & other animals in an area dedicated to that conservation. Signed by Ann van Dyk. Cape Town, Struik Publishers, 1995. Second impression. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. 176, photo-plates (mostly colour), tables, plan, map. Previous owner’s signature Reserve price: R150.00 

Lot #02/49 African rifles & cartridges: the experiences and opinions of a professional ivory hunter with some thirty years of continuous living in the African bush – who has used all of the various calibers and most of the suitable cartridges, and with them killed the many species of big game found on the continent of Africa by John Taylor …. drawings by E. Stanley Smith. This is a classic of big game hunting in Africa, with special reference to the weapons & ammunition. Originally published 1948. Long Beach [USA], Safari Press, 1994. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xiv,(ii),431,(1), photo-plates, illustrations, tables. VG. Reserve price: R400.00

Lot #02/50 In the Salt by Lou Hallamore. The author, a professional hunter in Africa, gives advice on hunting down the various trophy animals, tracking, weapon to use for specific animals (including Elephant, Buffalo, Lion & Leopard), shot placement, recovery, etc. He gives examples from actual hunts. Hallamore, a Zimbabwean, wrote a well-known hunting book Chui! A guide to hunting the African leopard. Copy no. 700 of a limited edition of only 1000 copies, signed by the author. Agoura [USA], Trophy Room Books, 1999.  First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xv,217, black / white photos, portraits, colour plates (diagrams), maps. Some faint foxing on reverse of dust jacket & in the text. VG. Reserve price: R1450.00

Lot #02/51 Hunting for trouble by Geoff Wainwright. The author hunted extensively in Zambia & Mozambique. He was mauled by a lion & leopard during his career. Copy no. 370 of an edition of 1000, signed by the author & contained in a non-matching slipcase. The 56th book in the “Classics in African Hunting Series.” Long Beach [USA], Safari Press, 2007. First edition. 8vo. Decorative cloth. Pp. xi,275, black / white photos, portraits, illustrations, facsimile, map. VG. Reserve price: R1400.00

Lot #02/52 Inseklopedie van Suider-Afrika by Eric Holm. A biology of Southern African insects, with an identification section. Afrikaans text. Inscription on end-paper, inscribed & signed by the author on title-page. Pretoria, Lapa Uitgewers, 2008. First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. 372, 1000 colour photos, 200 black / white illustrations. VG. Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #02/53 Goggagids: die geleedpotiges van Suider-Afrika by Erik Holm & Ansie Dippenaar-Schoeman. A companion volume to the previous lot, dealing with among others millipedes centipedes, mites, scorpions & spiders. Afrikaans text. Inscription on end-paper, inscribed & signed by Holm on title-page. Pretoria, Lapa Uitgewers, 2010. First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. 304, colour photos, black / white diagrams. VG. Reserve price: R220.00

Lot #02/54 Veldblomme van Transvaal by Cythna Letty …. met teks deur R.A. Dyer, Inez C. Verdoorn & L.E. Codd …. voorrede deur Dr. Louisa Bolus …. Afrikaanse vertaling van Anna Rothmann. The first major illustrated, general botanical identification book on Transvaal. With fine colour plates by one of our great botanical artists. Afrikaans text. Signed by Cythna Letty. Pretoria, Boekfonds Veldblomme van Transvaal, 1962. First Afrikaans edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xiii,(i),361, 175 colour plates, sketches, Dust jacket torn down spine, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R430.00 bids welcome SOLD

Lot #02/55 Western Cape sandveld flowers illustrated by Hilda Mason …. text by Enid du Plessis & collaborators. An excellent, regional, artistic survey of plants found in the area. Cape Town, C. Struik, 1972.  First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 203, 85 colour plates, drawings, map. Dust jacket rubbed, some chips out, some faint browning. Good   Reserve price: R350.00

Lot #02/56 The cultivation of the Mesembryanthemaceae by Professor Dr. G. Schwantes …. edited by E.W. Shurly. This translation of the German is a study on cultivation of this endemic South African genus. London, Blandford Press, (1954). First English edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xiv,88, black / white photo-plates. Dust jacket price-clipped, pages faintly toned. Good+ Reserve price: R230.00

Lot #02/57 Wild flowers of Rhodesia: a guide to some common wild flowers of Rhodesia by D.C.H. Plowes & R.B. Drummond. A guide to the more showy, indigenous plants of Zimbabwe, illustrated with colour photos. Salisbury, Longman Rhodesia, 1976. First edition. Landscape format. 8vo. Card covers. Unpaginated, colour photos. Pen prices on title-page, some foxing on cover & in the text, some notes inside back cover. Good+ Reserve price: R260.00

Lot 02/58 Reports on indigenous forests …. Part 1: introduction and methods …. south-eastern Transvaal forests …. Kaapsehoop forests …. Uitsoek forests by F. von Breitenbach. A useful, if rather technical study of some of our forests. Pretoria, Department of Environment Affairs, Forestry Branch, 1990  First edition. 4to. Card covers. Pp. viii,178, black / white photos (one folding), diagrams, tables, maps (one folding). Corners slightly creased, paper browned. Good+ Reserve price: R360.00

Lot #02/59 The Griqua’s apprentice: ancient healing arts of the Karoo by Antoinette Pienaar …. translated from the Afrikaans by Catherine Knox. Pienaar has spent the past seven years as apprentice to a Griqua “healer” of the Karoo. She has learnt many techniques for healing & the use of plants & other material. Cape Town, Umuzi, 2006. First English edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. 143,(1), colour & other photos, portraits. VG.Reserve price: R240.00

Lot #02/60 The ethno-botany of the !kõ Bushmen: their ethno-botanical knowledge and plant lore by H.J. Heinz and B. Maguire. A study of Bushman plant lore. “Botswana Society. Occasional Paper” no. 1. Gaborone [Botswana], The Botswana Society, (c.1969).  First edition. 4to. Printer wrappers. Pp. 53, black / white photos, diagrams, tables, map. Cover creased, top corner stained throughout. Fair+ Reserve price: R370.00 

Lot #02/61 African predators by Gus Mills & Martin Harvey. Superb photos, with an interesting, knowledgeable text. Signed by Gus Mills. Cape Town, Struik Publishers, 2001. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 160, colour photos, colour map. Dust jacket has a couple of short tears, interesting gift inscription. Good+ Reserve price: R230.00

Lot #02/62 Running wild: dispelling the myths of the African wild dog photography by Hèléne Heldring & Dave Hamman …. text by John McNutt & Lesley Boggs. A superb photographic study of wild dog, interaction within the pack, as well as interaction with other predators & method of hunting inside Botswana. Halfway House, Southern Book Publishers, 1997. Second impression.  4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (x),149, colour photos, colour maps. Dust jacket a bit rubbed. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #02/63 Kalahari: the kingdom of the gemsbok by David Steele. Interesting: a photographic book which also has a good historical introduction. Text in parallel English / German. Cape Town, Don Nelson Publisher, 1976. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 33, photo-plates (some colour), historical black / white photos, portraits, map. Dust jacket soiled & torn, some stains to front & back cover. Good.Reserve price: R230.00 

Lot #02/64 African wildlife: a photographic safari by Nigel & Wendy Dennis. Photos displaying the variety of animals that may be seen & photographed in the dry south-west of the continent. Cape Town, Sunbird Publishing, 1999.  First edition. Landscape format. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 112, colour photos. Dust jacket a bit sunned, front end-paper removed. Good+ Reserve price: R130.00

Lot #02/65 Game ranger on horseback by Nick Steele ….  line drawings by Nola Steele. Adventures with wild game in the Zululand game reserves. Cape Town, Books of Africa, 1968. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (x),142, photo-plates (1 colour), illustrations, end-paper maps. Dust jacket protected by wrap-around plastic, owner’s small label on end-paper, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R310.00

Lot #02/66 Bushlife of a game warden by Nick Steele …. line drawings by Nola Steele. Personal account of conservation activities in the famed Zululand game reserves of Umfolozi & Hluhluwe. Cape Town, T.V. Bulpin, 1979. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (x),230, photo plates, illustrations. Dust jacket frayed & torn along top-edge, previous owner’s name on end-paper, top corner of half-title cut away. Good+ Reserve price: R310.00

Lot #02/67 Men, Rivers and Canoes by Ian Player.  Description of the early efforts at canoeing wild waters in Natal & Zululand, including the Pongolo, Umkomaas, Umsunduzi & Umgeni Rivers. Ian Player was the force behind & first winner of the famous Duzi canoe race between Pietermaritzburg & Durban. Cape Town, Simondium Publishers, 1964. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (x), 147,(1), plates, portraits, diagram, maps (1 folding). Dust jacket a bit frayed & torn, previous owner’s signature on paste-down, some foxing. Good. Reserve price: R300.00

Lot #02/68 The diary of Henry Francis Fynn compiled from original sources and edited by James Stuart and D. Mc K. Malcolm. Diary of the first European trader & settler (1824-1836) in Natal, including a visit to Shaka. A major early European description of Natal & Zululand. Pietermaritzburg, Shuter & Shooter, 1969. Reprint. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xvi,341, plates, portraits, folding maps. Dust jacket a bit edge-worn & with a tear, some faint foxing, on few pages. VG. Reserve price: R450.00

Lot #02/69 Die Afrikaanse operagids by Louis Steyn …. Met vertalings deur Alewyn Lee. An Afrikaans interpretation & history of opera, with some arias translated into Afrikaans.  Cape Town, Human & Rousseau, 1989. Derde, hersiene uitgawe. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (xii),290, photo-plates, portraits. Lamination on dust jacket is bubbling, name-stamp on end-paper. Good. Reserve price: R100.00

Lot #02/70 Die Afrikanervolk en die Kleurlinge by P.J. Coertze. Mostly philosophical studies on differences, contacts, history. An example of the type of racial literature appearing towards the end of the apartheid era. Afrikaans text.   Pretoria, HAUM, 1983. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. (ix),142, tables. Covers lightly soiled, name-stamp on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R120.00

Lot #02/71 For valour: the history of Southern Africa’s Victoria Cross heroes by Ian S. Uys. Biographic details on Victoria Cross heroes, collected over fifteen years of research.  Johannesburg, Privately published, 1973. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xviii,398, photos, portraits, illustrations, facsimiles, tables, maps. Dust jacket a bit rubbed (now protected by wrap-around plastic), some insect damage to front end-paper. Good+Reserve price: R220.00 SOLD

Lot #02/72 Lantern: Journal of Knowledge and Culture …. July 1986 ….  Volume 35, no. 2 The whole issue of this magazine is dedicated to the  200th anniversary of one of the oldest towns in South Africa & for many years the frontier of the colony. Includes articles by well-known authorities C.G. Henning & Norah Pitman, with essays on pioneer times, history, architecture, music, arts & literature, religion, development, education, farming. Articles in English or Afrikaans.  A pretty thorough study on this important historical town. Pretoria, Foundation for Education, Science and Technology, 1986. First edition. 4to. Printer wrappers.  Pp. 160, photos (some colour), portraits, illustrations, facsimiles, maps. Paper lightly toned, some slight creasing of a few corners. Good+ Reserve price: R150.00 

Lot #02/73 Lantern: Journal of Knowledge and Culture, Oct. 1989, volume 38, no. 4 Includes a long article by Prof. E. Pereira on “Thomas Pringle a bicentenary appraisal” other articles on “The Edwardian breakfast” by H.S. Hugo & “Tribal treasure on the East Rand” by Leone Badenhorst. Pretoria, Foundation for Education, Science & Technology, 1989.  First edition. 4to. Printer wrappers. Pp. 80, photos, illustrations & portraits (some colour), facsimiles. VG.  Reserve price: R120.00

Lot #02/74 Uit die geskiedenis van die naamgewing aan plante en diere in Afrikaans by J. du P. Scholtz. A serious study of origin of plant and animal names, including Portuguese, Dutch as well as Hottentot and other indigenous origins. Afrikaans text. Cape Town, Nasionale Pers, 1941. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (i),iii,(i),119. Corners a bit creased. Good+ Reserve price: R240.00

Lot #02/75 Streekname in Suid-Afrika en Suidwes by P.E. Raper. A study of the origin & meaning of place names in South Africa & Namibia.  “Human Science Research Council, Naamkundereeks” #1. Afrikaans text. Cape Town, Tafelberg, 1972. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (vii),195. Name-stamp on end-paper, some browning. VG. Reserve price: R160.00 SOLD

Lot #02/76 Kronieke van noordelike Transvaal: die herinneringe van Senator G.G. Munnik Autobiographical account of 80 years pioneering, hunting, farming, fighting & politics in the northern Transvaal, South Africa, illustrated with photos, showing the village of Schoemansdal, Soutpansberg, ambulance en route to Malaboch, stage coach, hunting scenes, tribal people, etc.. Afrikaans (mixed with some Dutch) text. Pretoria, Suid Afrikaanse Boekwinkel, n.d.. First Afrikaans language edition. 8vo. Decorative cloth. Pp. (iii),136, black / white photo-plates, portraits. Front cover & spine rubbed & stained along bottom, text browned, one plate torn, without loss. Good. Reserve price: R230.00 

Lot #02/77 Die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in die Oranje-Vrystaat by Prof. Dr. J.J., Oberholster…. in medewerking met Dr. M.C.E. van Schoor .… . A comprehensive history of the N.G. Kerk in the Free State until about 1960, including mission work. Uitgegee ter herdenking aan die honderdjarige feesviering van die Kerk in Sinodale verband (1864-1964) en die ingebruikneming van die Sinodale Sentrum op 8 April 1964, wat as Eeufeesmonument dien. Afrikaans text. Bloemfontein, Die N.G. Kerk in die O.V.S., (c. 1963). First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 294, black / white photos, portraits, map. Name-stamp & inscription on end-paper, light toning of paper. Good+ Reserve price: R220.00

Lot #02/78 Ons kerk in dieTransgariep: geskiedenis van die Ned. Geref. Kerke in Natal, Vrystaat en Transvaal by G.B.A. Gerdener. A history of the early years of the Dutch churches in Natal, Free State & Transvaal, mainly from archival material on the Dutch churches. Afrikaans text. Cape Town, Suid-Afrikaanse Bybelvereniging, 1934. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xiii,375, black / white plates, portraits, facsimiles, map. Covers soiled, name-stamp on end-paper, some stains in the text. Reserve price: R160.00 SOLD

Lot #02/79 Kaia’s & cocopans: the story of mining in South Africa’s northern Cape by Anthony Hocking …. Illustrations by Dave Gaskill. A good history of mining in the Northern Cape are, written by Hocking, with co-operation of the Northern Cape Mine Managers Association. Johannesburg, Hollards Publishers, (c. 1983).  First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. x,185, black / white photo-plates, portraits, illustrations, endpaper map. Dust jacket a bit worn, 3cm tear top front, previous owner’s name on page-edges, some foxing. Good.   Reserve price: R160.00 

Lot #02/80 Hawk’s eye [Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Somerset …] by Dorothy E. Rivett-Carnac. Biography of Henry Somerset, eldest son of Sir Charles Somerset and a major figure in eastern frontier politics & warfare. He participated in every frontier war from 1819-1852. Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1966. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xi,178, plates, portraits, maps. Dust jacket edge-worn & torn, foxing. Good. Reserve price: R160.00

Lot #02/81 Johan Daniel Buttner’s account of the Cape, brief description of Natal, journal extracts on East Indies [1716-1721] edited by G.S. Nienaber and R. Raven-Hart. The bulk of the book deals with the author’s lengthy stay at the Cape, with descriptions of the Hottentots (with a vocabulary), the animals & birds. Text in German, with English translation. Cape Town, A.A. Balkema, 1970. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. (vi),161, diagrams. Light foxing on cover, text faintly toned. VG. Reserve price: R240.00

Lot #02/82 Kamieskroon vyftig, 1923-1973: ‘n feesblad An interesting history of this Namaqualand area, consisting of short articles, letters & numerous photos. Afrikaans text. Kamieskroon, Kamieskroon Halfeeufeeskomitee, 1973. First edition. 4to. Thin cad covers. Pp. 128, black white photos, portraits, facsimile. Spine slightly creased, light foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #02/83 Landmarks in the story of the French Protestant Church in Basutoland during the first hundred years of its existence, 1833-1933 by  Rev. Victor Ellenberger. A useful little history of Protestant contribution to missionary work in Lesotho, by someone who spent many years there. London, Basuto & Barotse Mission, (c. 1933). First English language edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 35, plates, portraits, map. Quite a lot of foxing, previous owner’s signature at head of chapter one. Good+   Reserve price: R330.00

Lot #02/84 Places of interest in and around Francistown by Catrien van Waarden. A basic guide to historic places from prehistory to colonial sites, buildings, etc..  Francistown, Privately published, 1986. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 53, drawings, maps. Covers a bit soiled. Good+ Reserve price: R70.00

Lot #02/85 Die smarte van die oorlog en wie dit gely het by Emily Hobhouse …. uit die Engels vertaal deur Dr. N.J. van der Merwe. A translation of her famous book The brunt of the war, on British concentration camps for women & children during the Anglo-Boer War  Cape Town, Nasionale Pers Beperk, 1941. Tweede druk. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xxvii,436, photo-plates, portraits. Previous owner’s details on end-paper, rubber-stamp on bottom page-edges. Good+ Reserve price: R330.00

Lot #02/86 Op die Transvaalse front, Junie 1900-31 Oktober 1900 by E.J. Weeber. An account of Boer commandos in the Transvaal, including the area around Magaliesberg, Pilanesberg & Nylstroom. Afrikaans text. Bloemfontein, Nasionale Pers, 1942. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 297, portraits. Staining along some page-edges, previous owner’s details on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R400.00

Lot #02/87 ‘n Kommandoprediker. Een en ander uit die lewe van die Weleerwaarde Heer James Murray Louw, in lewe Predikant van die Ned. Herv. of Geref. Gemeente van Boksburg, Transvaal, en Kommandoprediker by die Republikeinse Burgermagte …. die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog, 1899-1902 by Albert Kuit .… met ‘n voorwoord van Adv. N.J. de Wet. A diary kept during the Anglo-Boer War. Dutch text.Pretoria, J.H.B. de Bussy, 1948. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. (viii),164, photo-plates, portrait. Dust jacket a bit creased & torn along top-edge, gift inscription on end-paper, some browning. VG. Reserve price: R500.00

Lot #02/88 Vader van sy volk: ‘n lewenskets van President M.T. Steyn by Johannes Meintjes  Includes both the Anglo-Boer War & 1914 Rebellion. Afrikaans text. Cape Town, Tafelberg-Uitgewers, 1970. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (vii),82, photo-plates, portraits. Dust jacket & book browned. Good. Reserve price: R110.00

Lot #02/89 President Paul Kruger: a biography by Johannes Meintjes. A good, well balanced biography of the Boer leader. London, Cassell, 1974. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. ix,(iii), 295, black / white plates, portraits. Bottom of back cover& jacket stained, some page corners bumped, previous owner’s signature on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R260.00

Lot #02/90 Die President en ek: herinneringe aan President Paul Kruger deur Magdalena Eloff soos vertel aan Gezina du Plessis. This is the memoir of the woman who married Paul Kruger’s grandson, Frikkie Eloff & includes a description of the British occupation of Pretoria. Afrikaans text. Cape Town, Tafelberg-Uitgewers. 1972. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 102, photo-plates, portraits. Browning, signature. Good+ Reserve price: R110.00

Lot #02/91 The geology of Sekukuniland. An explanation of sheet 8 (Sekukuniland) by A.L. Hall & H. Kynaston. A survey of the sheet (not present)  for Sekukuniland, north-west of Lydenburg. “Mines Department. Geological Survey” Pretoria, Mines Department, 1911.  First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 42, tables. Front cover damaged, some cover & page corners creased or torn. Fair+ Reserve price: R330.00 

Lot #02/92 Mining. Geological and general guide to the Murchison Range by Arthur Robert Sawyer. As much geography & history, this mining book was originally published in 1892. It dealt with the recently discovered goldfields of Murchison Range, near Phalaborwa. There chapters on animals, birds, insects, flora, the town of Leydsdorp, etc. This reprint was an individual photocopy, printed on one side only, for or by the author. The one folding plan is of particular interest, containing details of claim owners. The original is quite rare (see SABIB, 4/137).  (N.p., n.d.). Reprint. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 96, photos, portrait, tables, folding diagrams VG. Reserve price: R350.00

Lot #02/93 The city of Kimberley official guide A guide to the city, things to do, places of interest, historical photos & portraits.   Cape Town, R. Beerman Publishers, 1952. First edition. 8vo. HardcoverPp. 165, black / white photos, portraits, facsimile. Covers & text a little browned, gift inscription inside cover. Good+ Reserve price: R300.00

Lot 02/94 Traitors’ end: the rise and fall of the communist movement in Southern Africa by Nathaniel Weyl. Anti-communist account of the communist movement in South Africa, from the Rand Rebellion until Braam Fischer & the Red Underground. Cape Town, Tafelberg-uitgewers, 1970. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 190,(1). Dust jacket slightly marked, text pages lightly toned. VG. Reserve price: R270.00 

Lot #02/95 The Zambezi papers of Richard Thornton: geologist  to Livingstone’s Zambezi Expedition, 1858-1863 …. Two volumes …. edited by Edward C. Tabler.  This account of exploration in the Zambesi Valley & up the Luangwa River in present day Zambia. He was a young geologist who accompanied David Livingstone on his expedition, but after a falling out he explored his own routes with a measure of success. He died on the Shire River in 1863, aged 23. “Robins Series” #4. London, Chatto & Windus, 1963. First edition. Two volume set. 8vo. Dust jackets. Pp.xxii,(vii),360, black / white plates, diagrams, tables, maps (2 folding). Price-clipped dust jackets a bit rubbed, pencil marks & notes in the text, some light foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R490.00

Lot #02/96 Zambia before 1890: aspects of pre-colonial history by Harry W. Langworthy. A study of pre-colonial Zambian history & particularly of the five major tribal empires. A companion volume to the other book being sold in this lot. Longman Group, 1974. Second impression. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. v,138, black / white photos, illustrations, maps. Covers lightly discoloured. VG. …. together with …. Zambia, 1890-1964: the colonial period by Richard Hall. A study of the rise and decline of British colonialism in Zambia. London, Longman Group, 1976. Revised edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. viii,225, map. VG. for the two books sold as a pair Reserve price: R270.00 SOLD

Lot #02/97 Angola by Douglas L. Wheeler & René Pélissier. Books in this series on African countries, cover history, politics, society, economics & international relations. The books also give biographical details on leaders & their writings. “Praeger Library of African Affairs.” New York, Praeger Publishers, 1971. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. ix,(ii, i), black / white photo-plates, portraits, maps. Dust jacket rubbed, mark on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R210.00

Lot #02/98 Year book and guide of the Rhodesias and Nyasaland …. with biographies … 1951 edition Lots &  lots of information & more than 50 pages of who’s who. Salisbury, Rhodesian Publications, (1950). First edition thus. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. xxvii,503, black / white photos. Text pages browned, signature inside front cover. Good+ Reserve price: R300.00 

Lot #02/99 Pioneers of Rhodesia by Edward C. Tabler. An excellent who’s who of politicians, prospectors, soldiers, missionaries, hunters & traders, with biographical details. Cape Town, C. Struik, 1966. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. viii,185, black / white plates. Dust jacket worn & a bit torn, cover corners slightly bumped, light browning. Good+  Reserve price: R500.00

Lot #02/100 Pioneers of Natal and south-eastern Africa, 1552-1878 by Edward C. Tabler. Excellent brief biographical information on pioneers, travellers, explorers, big game hunters, missionaries of Natal, Swaziland, Transvaal lowveld & southern Mozambique. Cape Town, A.A. Balkema, 1977. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (ix),117,(1). Dust jacket browned, light browning in the text. Good+ Reserve price: 570.00

Lot #02/101 Introduction to Africana by Ian Duncan Colvin. A newly illustrated reprint of the introduction to the South African bibliography by Sidney Mendelssohn, originally published in 1910, with a biographical introduction by Frank R. Bradlow. A useful guide to Africana collecting, important reference book on early Southern African exploration, colonisation, etc.. Cape Town, A.A. Balkema, 1979. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. viii,72, illustrations, facsimiles. Some browning. VG. Reserve price: R190.00

Lot #02/102 Sport and service in South Africa: the diary of Lieutenant Robert Arkwright, 1843-1846 edited by Edward C. Tabler. Account travel & big game hunting in the eastern Cape, Orange Free State & Transvaal as far as the Marico & Limpopo Rivers. Cape Town, A.A. Balkema, 1971. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. (v),98, frontispiece (portrait). Covers a bit soiled, some light browning. Good+  Reserve price: R330.00

Lot #02/103 Diamonds in the desert: the story of August Stauch and his times by Olga Levinson. The biography of Stauch, a railway worker who discovered diamonds in the South West African desert. Cape Town, Tafelberg,1983. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (ix),172, colour & black / white photos, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, maps. Some browning. Good+Reserve price: R300.00 

Lot #02/104 Reminiscences of a Transkeian by W.T. Brownlee. The author served as magistrate & in other capacities for the Native Affairs Department in the Transkei from 1876 to 1916. He describes many of the interesting incidents that occurred during his life. Pietermaritzburg, Shuter & Shooter, 1975. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (xii),156, photos, portraits, facsimile, map. Dust jacket rubbed & frayed, text pages a bt browned, one page creased. Good. Reserve price: R320.00

Lot  #02/105 Memorials of South Africa by Barnabas Shaw.  Account of missionary work (Wesleyan) mainly among the Namaquas, but also includes description of eastern Cape frontier and missions. “Africana Collectanea” series #34. Copy no. 602 of an edition limited to 1000. Cape Town, C. Struik, 1970. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xvii,289, plates, portraits. Some browning, marks on page-edges, previous owner’s details on end-paper. Good. Reserve price: R300.00

Lot #02/106 A brief history of the Wild Coast by Clive Dennison. A useful addition to literature on the Wild Coast: history, settler families, the Portuguese, Dutch, British & tribal people. Signed by the author. Pietermaritzburg, Brevitas, 2008. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (vi),174, colour plates, black/white photos, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, map. Previous owner’s signature inside front cover. VG. Reserve price: R280.00

 

Lot #02/107 Shipwrecks of the Western Cape by Brian Wexham. Includes the famous older wrecks, De Jonge Thomas, the Birkenhead & Hercules as well as the modern, such as the Castillo de Bellver in 1983. Wrecks are dealt with in geographical order, not chronologically. Cape Town, Howard Timmins Publishers, (c. 1984). First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 123,(1), photos & illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, map. Dust jacket a bit rubbed & foxed on reverse, some foxing in the text. Good+ Reserve price: R220.00

Lot #02/108 The land God made in anger: reflections on a journey through South West Africa by Manchip White. An unusual travel book on SWA, with lots of information about this hard land, the geography, places & people. (Great Britain), Rand McNally, 1969. First British edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 308, black / white photo-plates, map. Dust jacket slightly rubbed, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R300.00

Lot #02/109 West coast: a tourist guide compiled by Cornel Truter. Well done guide book to the history of this region, sight-seeing, routes, places. Swartland, Simon van der Stel route, Olifants River wine route, seafood route, etc..     Cape Town, West Coast Regional Services Council, (c. 199-?). First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. 198, colour photos, maps. VG. Reserve price: R250.00

Lot #02/110 Basket work harbour: the story of the Cowie by Eric W. Turpin. A Royal Navy Lieutenant, spent years researching this little-known incident in 1820 Settler & Eastern Cape history. Copy no. 853 of an edition of 1200 numbered copies. Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1964. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (vii),136, black / white photo-plates, portraits, facsimile, maps. Dust jacket protected by wrap-around plastic, small printed label on end-paper, some browning. Reserve price: R350.00

Lot #02/111 The Gold Regions of south eastern Africa .… accompanied by biographical sketch of the author by Thomas Baines. Travel in South Africa & Zimbabwe, particularly to visit the newly discovered goldfields there. “Rhodesiana Reprint Library” vol. 1. Bulawayo, Books of Rhodesia, 1963. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (iv),xxiv,240, frontispiece (portrait), plates, lily pond illustrations, folding facsimile, folding map in pocket in back cover. Dust jacket rubbed, and slightly repaired, see attached. Good+ Reserve price: R320.00

Lot #02/112 En die Oranje vloei verby by Sangiro [pseudonym of A.A. Pienaar]. The author travelled in the barren wilderness around Bushmanland, Namaqualand & South West Africa. He describes travel, the Bushmen, farmers & other veld dwellers. Afrikaans text. A particularly nice copy in the scarce dust jacket. Johannesburg, Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel, 1954. Derde druk. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 155, photo-plates. Dust jacket chipped & rubbed, inscription on end-paper, some browning. Good+ …. together with ….  Simba by Sangiro [pseudonym of A.A. Pienaar]. Adventures with animals & people, hunting, making movies, travelling in East Africa. Afrikaans text.   Johannesburg, Voortrekkerpers Beperk, 1944. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 335, photos. No dust jacket. Some browning. Good+ for the two books sold as a pair Reserve price: R260.00

Lot #02/113 The birds of Zambia by C.W. Benson, R.K. Brooke, R.J. Dowsett & Michael P. Stuart Irwin. An informative guide to an area which is somewhat under utilized as a birding zone. The paintings on the 12 colour plates  were done by Commander A.M. Hughes. London, Collins, 1971. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 414, 12 colour plates, black / white photos, tables, maps. Dust jacket a bit creased, protected by wrap-around plastic – which has unfortunately been affixed to the reverse of the jacket. Reserve price: R230.00

Lot #02/114  The biography of Claude Gibney Finch-Davies, 1875-1920: observer, student and highly skilled illustrator of Southern African birds  by Alan Kemp. Biographical study of one of the leading ornithological artists of the 20th century, illustrated with 12 colour plates. Pretoria, Transvaal Museum, 1976. First edition. Folio. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (ii),33, reproductions (some in colour), portraits. VG. Reserve price: R350.00

Lot 02/115 The paintings of Norman Lighton for Roberts Birds of South Africa Plates from original paintings by Norman C.K. Lighton edited by A.V. Bird. Very large format book of plates commissioned for the first edition of Roberts Birds. A brief introductory text is followed by the plates, with bird names opposite. These plates have been reproduced in the original size of the paintings done by Lighton & are far more appealing than those reduced for the original, smaller format book. Cape Town, South African Natural History Publication Company, (c. 1976). First edition. Elephant folio. Cloth. Unpaginated, 51 colour plates, portraits. The book appears to be slightly warped, some faint toning of paper, plates good & clean. Good+ Reserve price: R500.00

Lot #02/116 Common names of Karoo plants: a convenient guide for use in the field, compiled in the interest of improved communication between scientific and lay people by Les Powrie …. illustrations by Jeanette Loedolff. Gives both scientific as well as common names of Karoo plants, many from Hottentot & Boer pioneers. “Strelitzia” 16. Pretoria, National Botanical Institute, 2004. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 199, (2), line-drawings, map. VG. Reserve price: R220.00 SOLD

Lot #02/117 Die Kalahari en sy plante by Pieter van der Walt & Elias le Riche. A good study of the plants of this arid area & their use. Afrikaans text. Pretoria, Info Naturae, 1999. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. vii,121, colour photos, colour map. Some corners slightly creased, previous owner’s signature inside cover. Good+ Reserve price: R350.00

Lot #02/118 The acacia species of Natal – an introduction to the indigenous species by J.H.Ross. A useful little guide to acacias in Natal & Zululand.  Durban, Natal Branch of Wildlife Protection & Conservation Society of South Africa, 1972. Revised second edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 64, black / white photos, line-drawings, maps. Front cover a bit marked. Good+Reserve price: R70.00 

Lot #02/119 A revision of the genus Haemanthus L (Amaryllidaceae) by Deirdré Snijman …. with 23 colour plates by Ellaphie Ward-Hilhorst. Beautifully illustrated, standard work on this bulb genus found throughout South Africa. “Journal of South African Botany, Supplementary volume” no. 12. KERKHAM #619.  Kirstenbosch, Trustees of the National Botanic Gardens of South Africa, 1984. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. viii,139, 23 colour plates, photos, illustrations, tables, maps. No dust jacket, some faint browning. Good+ Reserve price: R400.00 SOLD

Lot #02/120  Uit die veldapteek by Betsie Rood. The author was an expert on San & KhoiKhoi as well as (Boer) colonist use of plants for medicinal purposes.  CapeTown, Tafelberg-uitgewers, 1994. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. (xii),115, colour photo-plates. Covers slightly rubbed, some light foxing. Good+Reserve price: R350.00 

Lot #02/121 Aquatic invertebrates of South African rivers …. field guide by A. Gerber & M.J.M. Gabriel. Excellent guide to insects & other invertebrates found in freshwater. Pretoria, Department of Water Affairs & Forestry, 2002. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers, spiral bound. Pp. 150, colour photos & illustrations. Previous owner’s signature inside front cover. VG. Reserve price: R120.00

Lot #02/122 Sand rivers by Peter Matthiessen …. photography by Hugo van Lawick. A great modern travel writer & another, a great photographer, explored the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania together – one of the few unspoilt strongholds of wildlife. New York, Bantam Books, 1982. New edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. (vi),213,(1), colour photo-plates, illustrations, portraits. Front cover rubbed, some browning. Good. Reserve price: R180.00

Lot #02/123 Wild places of Zimbabwe by Dick Pitman. The author travelled widely to Zimbabwe’s wilderness areas in 1979 & discusses the relevance of such areas at the conclusion of the bush war. Bulawayo, Books of Zimbabwe, 1980. First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. (xii),192, colour frontispiece, photo-plates, maps. Covers rubbed, text pages browned, inscription on end-paper. Good. Reserve price: R230.00

Lot #02/124 Kruger Park saga by Piet Meiring …. illustrations by T.O. Honiball. A humorous & informative book on the Kruger National Park, its history, administration, day-by-day tasks, adventurous incidents, etc.. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Pretoria, Privately published, 1976. First English language edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 228, cartoons, portraits. Dust jacket slightly rubbed, some foxing, name-stamp on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #02/125 Nada: the Southern Rhodesia Native Affairs Department Annual, volume 35, 1958 edited by J.H. Farquhar. Contains a number of articles on archaeology & ethnography, including: “Shona dictionary” by Father Hannan; “Family and tribal structure and status of women” by H.C. Child & “Mashona background” by L.V. Jowett. Salisbury, W.T. Nesham, 1958. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (ii),125, portrait, tables. Corners a bit creased, paper browned. Good+ Reserve price: R120.00

Lot #02/126 Nada: the Southern Rhodesia Native Affairs Department Annual, volume 36 Contains a number of articles on archaeology & ethnography, including: “A cave “on the Malunda River” by Alec C. Campbell & “Tribes in the Zambesi Valley” by W.H.H. Nicolle. Salisbury, W.T. Nesham, 1959. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (viii),138, photos, portrait, illustrations, tables (1 folding). Spine frayed, corners a bit creased, paper browned. Good+ Reserve price: R120.0

Lot #02/127 Nada: the Southern Rhodesia Native Affairs Department Annual , volume 37, 1960 Includes a number of articles, such as “A study of  the Vatavara kinship system” by Sister Mary Aquina & “The Mhondoro of Mutota and his village” by J.B. Matthews. Salisbury, W.T. Nesham, 1960. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (x),118, photos, portrait, diagrams, tables, maps. Some corners creased, text paper browned. Good+ Reserve price: R120.00

Lot #02/128 Nada: the Southern Rhodesia Native Affairs Department Annual , volume 38, 1961. Includes a number of articles, such as “Ruins and there traditions on the lower Mzingwane and in the Beitbridge area” by Harald v. Sicard  & “Ziwa pottery [from Inyanga]” by F.O. Bernhard. Salisbury, W.T. Nesham, 1960. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (vi),110 photos, portraits, diagrams. Some corners creased, text paper browned. Good+ Reserve price: R120.00

 

 

 

 

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