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Lot #03/01 two Rhodesian travel accounts …. The downfall of Lobengula: the cause, history, and effect of the Matabeli War by W.A. Wills & L.T. Collingridge. A historical record of the campaign against the Matabele, with contributions from among others Rider Haggard & F.C. Selous. “Rhodesiana Reprint Library, Gold Series” volume 17. Bulawayo, Books of Rhodesia, 1971. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Decorative cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. xii,347 + 6 (adverts.), plates, portraits, illustrations, folding maps. Dust jacket rubbed & torn along one fold, foxing. Good. …. together with ….Through Matabeleland: the record of a ten months’ trip in an ox-waggon through Mashonaland and Matabeleland by Joseph Garbett Wood. Travel in Rhodesia in the 1890s. “Rhodesiana Reprint Library, Gold Series” volume 39. Travel in Rhodesia in the 1890s. Bulawayo, Books of Rhodesia, 1974. Facsimile reproduction of the 1893 edition with additional portraits, and a new foreword by Edward C. Tabler. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (xv),iv,(i),198,(3, adverts.), photo-plates, portraits, maps. Dust jacket edge-worn, some light foxing. Good+ two books sold as a pair Reserve price: R300.00

Lot #03/02 The Baobab tree by Mary Cathcart Borer. An adventure novel of romantic colonial life in the Rhodesias. London, Frederick Warne & Co., 1955. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. 255, colour frontispiece. No dust jacket, spine title faded. Good+ Reserve price: R130.00 

Lot #03/03 Die purper Iris en ander nagelate gedigte by A.G.Visser. A volume of previously unpublished verse by an early Afrikaans poet.Cape Town, Nasionale Pers Beperk, (1944). Sewende druk. 8vo. Decorative cloth. Pp. viii,106, frontispiece (portrait). Covers & text stained mostly in bottom quarter, previous owner’s details on end-paper, some pen notes in the text. Fair+ …. together with …. Die saaier en ander gedigte by Jan F.E. Celliers. Quite a number of Celliers’ poetry deals with historical events such as the Great Trek & the Anglo-Boer War. Pretoria, J.H. de Bussy & Cape Town, H.A.U.M., 1923. Derde, hersiene druk. 12mo. Cloth. Pp. viii,107,(1). Covers rubbed, previous owner’s name-stamp on end-paper. Good+ two Afrikaans volumes of verse sold as a pair Reserve price: R170.000

Lot #03/04 Agarob: kind van die duine …. met tekeninge uit die sketsboek van François Krige by Jan J. van der Post. Text & illustrations concerning the Bushmen. Cape Town, Tafelberg-uitgewers, 1970. Sesde druk. 8vo. Hardcover. Du3st jacket. Pp. 182,(2), drawings. Dust jacket very slightly rubbed, some browning. VG. Reserve price: R120.00

Lot #03/05 Die dwase stryd by Pierre de Villiers. Afrikaans poetry by a South African academic. Johannesburg, Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel, (1956). First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. (vii),31. No dust jacket, previous owner’s details on end-paper. VG. Reserve price: R100.00

Lot #03/06 Die koue tye: verse by S. Ignatius Mocke. The sixth volume of Afrikaans verse to be published by this prolific poet and novelist. He moved in the upper echelons of Afrikaans literary figures and was acquainted with Eugene Marais & C.M. van den Heever, among others. Johannesburg, Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel, (1956). First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. (iii),39. No dust jacket, previous owner’s details on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00

Lot #03/07 Uit drie wêrelddele: gedigte by C. Louis Leipoldt. A collection of Leipoldt’s Afrikaans verse. Cape Town, Nasionale Pers, 1923. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. (viii),179. Cloth rubbed & marked, pencil signature & plenty of pencil notes in the text. Good. Reserve price: R120.00 SOLD

Lot #03/08 Poens: [Deel Een] die Penkop jare by W.A. de Klerk. This is an Afrikaans novel of a coloured boy growing up in South Africa. Johannesburg, Afrikaanse Pers-Boehandel, (1957). First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. (vi),281,(1). Previous name-stamps on end-paper, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R130.00 SOLD

 Lot #03/09 Boernooi en bokkapaters: ‘n bundel grappige verhale …. die wedervarings van drie Penlekkers in die Boesmanaland by W.L. Louw. A small collection of humorous stories of the life on farm & in village in Bushmanland. Afrikaans text. Cape Town, Nasionale Pers Beperk, 1943. Twede druk. 12mo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (iv),115. Spine & covers a bit chipped & browned, text browned. Good. Reserve price: R110.00

Lot #03/10 Schoolgids, uitgegeven door den Superintendent van Onderwijs ten behoeve van Schoolbesturen en Onderwijzers in de Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek A guide for teachers & schools, including curriculum, finance, administration, prices of required items, etc.. Dutch text. Apparently not listed in SABIB. Pretoria, Staatsdrukkerij, 1898. Derde uitgave. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 105. Name scratched out on front cover. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #03/11 Eerste beginsels van opvoeding in die Kaapprovinsie en die werk van die drie eerste Superintendente Generaal van Opvoeding. Opvoeding, 1652-1915. Eerste beginsels, 1652-1838. Die drie eerste Superintendente Generaal van Opvoeding. Sir J. Rose Innes, 1839-1859. Sir Langham Dale, 1859-1892. Sir Thomas Muir, 1892-1915 by R. Schmidt. Brief survey of education in South Africa from Van Riebeeck to First World War. Afrikaans text. Genadendal, Genadendalse Drukkery, 1941. First edition. 8vo. Disbound. Pp. 12. VG.Reserve price: R 130.00 

Lot #03/12 Weerlig in die weste: ‘n geskiedenis van Lichtenburg by Johannes de Beer. A fairly detailed history of this Western Transvaal town. Includes quite a bit on the Anglo-Boer War & other military. Afrikaans text.  Johannesburg, Perskor-uitgewery, 1973. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 187, black / white photo-plates, portraits, facsimiles, maps. Dust jacket rubbed, name written on fore-edges of pages & on paste-down & end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R340.00

Lot #03/13 Old man Coelacanth by Shirley Bell. An account of J.L.B. Smith’s journey of discovery of the Coelacanth. Johannesburg, Voortrekkerpers, 1969. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 141, photos, portraits. Dust jacket rubbed & foxed on reverse, previous owner’s name on paste-down, browning. Good. Reserve price: R100.00

Lot #03/14 Reef fishes & corals: East coast of Southern Africa by Dennis King. An excellent small guide to the corals, fishes and other marine life off our eastern coast. Cape Town, Struik Publishers, 1996. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 128, colour photos, diagrams, map. VG. …. together with …. Underwater guide to coral fishes of the Indian Ocean by Brent Addison & Jeremy Tindall. Looks at fishes only, that may be found in the same geographical area as the previous book by King. Halfway House, Southern Book Publishers, 1990. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. (vii),152, colour photos. Covers rubbed at corners, some foxing. Good+ …. together with ….  Fishes of the Tsitsikama Coastal National Park by Prof. J.L.B. Smith & Margaret M. Smith. Detailed guide to (mainly) sea fishes of the Tsitsikama, southernCape. Pretoria, National Parks Board, 1966. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 161, illustrations (mostly colour). Half centimetre top corner stained throughout. Good. for the three books sold as a collection Reserve price: R280.00


Lot #03/15 Cape silver & silversmiths: the work of silversmiths at the Cape of Good Hope from the late 17th to mid 19th century …. early problems, training, output, marking, quality …. with a definitive list of smiths and their marks by Stephan Welz. The standard work on Cape silver.  Cape Town, A.A. Balkema, 1976. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xi,168, photos, portraits, facsimiles, tables, plan. Dust jacket slightly rubbed, paper lightly toned. VG. Reserve price: R650.00

Lot #03/16 Stephan Welz & Co. …. Decorative and fine arts …. in association with Sotheby’s, Cape Town, 10 & 11 October 2005 An auction catalogue which contains about 120 books from the library of Alpheus F. Williams & about 100 South African paintings. Cape Town, Stephan Welz, 2005. First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. 197, colour reproductions. Covers are slightly dusty. Good+ …. together with ….Decorative & fine arts & jewels…. Johannesburg, 5-6 August 2008 …. Stephan Welz & Co. …. in association with Sotheby’s An auction, which among others has over 150 South African artworks & begins with 30 Africana books. Johannesburg, Stephan Welz, 2008. First edition. 4to. Card covers. Pp. 192, colour reproductions. VG. for the two catalogues sold as a pair Reserve price: R180.00

Lot #03/17 Stephan Welz & Co. …. in association with Sotheby’s …. Decorative and fine arts …. Cape Town, 21 & 22 October 2008 An auction catalogue which contains about 220 South African artworks. Cape Town, Stephan Welz, 2008. First edition. 4to. Card covers. Pp. 213, colour reproductions (a few fold-out). Covers are slightly dusty. VG. …. together with …. Stephan Welz & Co. …. Fine art & collectables …. 10 & 11 May 2016, Johannesburg An auction catalogue which contains about 250 South African artworks & 283 Africana books, documents, etc..Johannesburg, Stephan Welz, 2016. First edition. 4to. Card covers. Pp. 192, colour reproductions. Covers slightly marked, one cover corner creased. Good+ for the two catalogues sold as a pair Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #03/18 Christopher Webb Smith: an artist at the Cape of Good Hope, 1837-1839 by Alfred Gordon-Brown. A monograph on this accomplished artist who specialized in buildings, scenery, plants & birds. Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1965. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xii,(92), colour plates, illustrations. Price-clipped dust jacket a bit edge-worn & with some tears, inscription on end-paper. Good+Reserve price: R320.00

Lot #03/19 A trader’s century – the fortune of Frasers by Christopher Danziger. A history of Frasers, from 1877-1977, from traders to large retail stores, mainly in eastern Free State & Lesotho. Copy no. 97 of a limited edition of 2650. Cape Town, Purnell, 1979. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (vii),147, photos, portraits, facsimiles, tables. Dust jacket slightly edge-worn, foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R110.00

Lot #03/20 The Magaliesberg by Vincent Carruthers. An excellent, multi-discipline reference work including the fields of prehistory, colonial & modern history, geology & other natural sciences.  Signed by the author. Pretoria, Protea Book House, 2000. Second edition. 8vo.Hardcover. Pp. (xvii),388, colour photo-plates, black / white photos, illustrations, diagrams, facsimiles, maps. Some soiling to top &front edges of some pages. Good. Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #03/21 Pretoria 1855-1955: history of the city of Pretoria, published in the centenary year 1955 …. edited by Dr. S.P. Engelbrecht, J.A.I. Agar-Hamilton, Prof. AN. Pelzer & H.P.H. Behrens. A very detailed & well researched history of the Voortrekker city, including military history, tribes in the area, town planning, education, sport & commerce. Some chapters in Afrikaans, other in English.  Pretoria, City Council, ((1955). First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 398, black / white photos, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, tables, folding map. Dust jacket slightly edge-worn, name-stamp on end-paper. VG. Reserve price: R300.00 


Lot #03/22 Die sieketroosters in Suid-Afrika, 1652-1866 by Johannes Petrus Claasen. Pretoria, N.G. Kerkboekhandel, 1977. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 335, photo-plates, portraits, facsimiles. A history of spiritual helpers in South Africa. Afrikaans text. A doctoral thesis in theology at University of Stellenbosch. “Human Sciences Research Council, Publikasiereeks” nr. 58. Dust jacket rubbed, name-stamp on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #03/23 Afrikanerbakens edited by Prof. Dr. M.J. Swart & others. Colour photos & descriptions of famous Afrikaner monuments, statues, buildings & other symbols of excellence, power, culture & dedication. Johannesburg, Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereniginge, 1989. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 294, colour photos. Lamination rippling slightly on dust jacket, name-stamp on end-paper. Reserve price: R300.00



Lot #03/24 Besieged desert: war, drought, poaching in the Namib Desert by Mitch Reardon. The author travelled extensively in Damaraland, Kaokoveld & Skeleton Coast. He describes the people encountered, wildlife & conservation issues in this area. London, Collins, 1986. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 158, colour photo-plates, colour map. Dust jacket slightly rubbed & foxed on reverse. Good+ Reserve price: R160.00

Lot #03/25 Lantern: Journal of knowledge and culture, volume 18, no. 1 – 4. These magazines contain a number of important, if brief illustrated articles on varied subjects including art (Sydney Kumalo sculptor, The art of Irma Stern by Heather Martienssen), literature (Cythna Letty, Uys Krige & “Raka”), philosophy of W.A. de Klerk & history (two historic homes, Natal Railway romance & a Russian ‘veg-generaal’ in South Africa. Pretoria, 1968-1969. First editions. 4 issues bound into one hardcover volume, original, wrappers bound in. 4to. Pp. 100 + 100 + 100 +100, colour plates, black / white photos, illustrations, portraits, facsimiles. Ex-library, with some stamps, etc.. Good+ Reserve price: R320.00

Lot #03/26 A guide to the rock art of Rhodesia by C.K. Cooke. A small, but well illustrated guide to Bushman art of Zimbabwe. Salisbury, Longmans Rhodesia, 1974. First edition. 8vo. Landscape format. Card covers. Pp. 64, illustrations (some colour), map. Covers rubbed, covers & text foxed. Good+ Reserve price: R150.00

Lot #03/27 The Bushmen text: Alf Wannenburgh …. Photography: Peter Johnson & Anthony Bannister. Surely this must be one of the final (& finest) looks at these disappearing people. Photos & text explain the rituals, hunting techniques, partying, rock art Cape Town, C. Struik Publishers,1979. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 63, (1), colour photo-plates, illustrations, map. Dust jacket protected by wrap-around plastic, slight wear to lower edge of covers, previous owner’s label on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R350.00

Lot #03/28 Bibliography of the Xhosa language to the year 1990 by M.A. Peters, & C.P. Bothma …. Xhosa text edited by G.P. Sirayi. A comprehensive bibliography of Xhosa language books, including the early grammars, religious books, bibles & school books. Pretoria, State Library, 1992. First edition. 4to. Card covers. Pp. xxi,227. Text browned. VG.  Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #03/29 Zambezi odyssey: a record of adventure on a great river of Africa by Stephen John Edwards. Adventurous trip down the Umfuli, into the Sanyati to Lake Kariba & thence along the Zambezi to the Indian Ocean. 1600 kilometres of wild country, tackled on foot & with canoe during the time of the bush war in Southern Rhodesia. Cape Town, T.V. Bulpin, 1974. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. ix,230, colour photo-plates, maps. Covers slightly rubbed, boards slightly bowed, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R370.00

Lot #03/30 Die buitelewe by Marthinus Versfeld …. fotos deur Cloete Breytenbach. Brief description of hiking in the mountains, each with a black / white photo. Signed by the author on title-page, inscribed by him to “Alma” on end-paper, also signatures of three other Versfeld children who are subjects of the photos. Afrikaans text.  Cape Town, Buren-Uitgewers, 1970. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 55, black / white photos. Plastic taped to reverse of dust jacket, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R230.00

Lot #03/31 Berge van die Boland by W.A. de Klerk & Martinus Versfeld. This is a revised edition of their book on mountain climbing in the Boland of the southern Cape. As usual with Versfeld, there is a lot of philosophy & spirituality. Afrikaans text. Stellenbosch, Kosmo-Uitgewery,  1965. Hersiene uitgawe. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust Jacket. Pp. 174, photo-plates. Dust jacket worn & torn, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R300.00 

Lot #03/32 The Drakensberg of Natal by Doyle P. Liebenberg. Essentially a handbook for mountaineering in the Drakensberg of Natal, South Africa, includes the history, routes, flora, fauna, trout fishing, etc.. Cape Town, T.V. Bulpin, 1972. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. x,178, photos (some colour), tables, 6 folding maps. Cover corners slightly bumped, signature on half-title, faint toning of text pages. Good+ Reserve price: R290.00

Lot #03/33 Drakensberg walks: 120 graded hikes and trails in the ‘Berg by David Bristow. An excellent guide to some hectic hikes through the Drakensberg, with easy to use maps & well illustrated. Cape Town, C. Struik Publishers, 1988. First edition. Landscape format. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 276, colour photo-plates, black / white photos, maps (some colour). Covers slightly rubbed, faint foxing. VG. Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #03/34 Sudan wild life and sport …. Vol. 1, no. 4, December 1959 A single, early issue of this wild life magazine. Mainly consists of articles on big game hunting: “Animal life in the Imatong Mountains” by J.K. Jackson & J.S. Owen & “Game notes from Upper Nile” by J.F.E. Bloss, and others. Khartoum, Game Warden, Sudan Government, 1959. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 36,(2), black / white photos, diagrams. Text browned. Good+ Reserve price: R120.00

 Lot #03/35 The leopard Panthera pardus in Africa by Norman Myers. Report of a survey of the present status and future prospects of the species throughout Africa south of the Sahara. “IUCN Monograph” no. 5. Morges [Switzerland], International Union for Conservation of Natural Resources, 1976. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 79,(1), 1 black / white photo-plate, tables, maps. Corners & rear top-edges creased. Reserve price: R160.00

Lot #03/36 The genus Romulea in South Africa by Miriam Vos. Monograph on Genus Romulea (Iridacea) in South Africa. “Journal of South African Botany” supplementary Volume No. 9. Cape Town, Kirstenbosch, National Botanic Gardens 1972. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Pp. (iii),307, colour plates (paintings & photos), line-drawings, diagrams, maps, illustrations & photos (some colour), maps. Light foxing, pen note on rear paste-down. Good+ Reserve price: R450.00 

Lot #03/37 Poisonous plants in South African gardens and parks: a field guide by Joan Munday …. illustrations by Joan van Gogh. A fairly detailed book, including chemical composition, indigenous  exotic poisonous plants, well illustrated, with colour plates & line-drawings. Johannesburg, Delta Books, 1988. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Paper lightly browned, some pen noted on rear paste-down. Good+ Reserve price: R250.00

Lot #03/38 Poisonous plants of Southern Africa that cause stock losses by J. Vahrmeijer …. with veterinary contributions by Prof. D.G. Steyn …. Dr. T.W. Naudé & Dr. T.S. Kellerman. A book that specialises in plants poisonous to stock animals. Cape Town, Tafelberg Publishers, 1981. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 168, colour photo-plates, maps. Dust jacket foxed & curling slightly at edges, text foxed, some pen notes on rear paste-down. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #03/39 Trees of the Kruger National Park …. Two volume set by Piet van Wyk. Cape Town, Purnell, 1972-1974. First editions. Two volumes. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jackets. Standard work on the trees of the Kruger National Park, complete set of two volumes. Pp. xiv,(1,1),284 + vi,(ii),(1),285-597, colour photos, maps (1 colour). Dust jacket of volume #1 worn (specially on the spine) some foxing & browning. Good+ Reserve price: R900.00

Lot #03/40 Bome van die Nasionale Krugerwildtuin …. Two volume set by Piet van Wyk. Afrikaans edition of the previous lot. Johannesburg, Perskor-Uitgewers, 1973-1974. First Afrikaans edition. Two volumes. 4to. Hardcovers. Dust jackets. Dust jacket volume #2 nicked a bit at spine, end-papers of both volumes have old tape-marks. Good+ Reserve price: R800.00 

Lot #03/41 Glimpse of Moçambique Statistics & information on the Portuguese colony. Includes a history of Mozambique, economics, education, governance, trade, etc.. Lourenço Marques, Repartição Técnica de Estatistica, (c. 1955). First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 114, illustrations, tables, maps. Some browning. VG. Reserve price: R260.00

Lot #03/42 Moçambique (East African Province of Portugal) by C.F. Spence. Information on history, industry, economy, trade, big game, tsetse fly, hunting, tourism, education, health, communications, farming, etc.. Good quality photos. It would appear to be a revised edition of a book with a similar title, published a dozen years previously. Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1963. First edition.  4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 147, black / white photo pates, tables, maps. Price-clipped dust jacket damaged & repaired with tape on reverse, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R330.00 bids welcome

Lot #03/43 Angola: anuário turístico …. Annuaire touristique …. Tourist year-book …. Número trȇs Third annual volume of the Angola tourist year-book, published with text in Portuguese, French & English. Information on tourism, transport, tribes, hunting & fishing, provinces & towns. Includes some quite decorative maps. Lisbon, Edição da Editorial de Publicações Turísticas, (c. 1968). Third annual edition. 4to. Card covers. Pp. 392, colour plates, black / white photos, illustrations, tables, folding maps. Covers a bit creased & corners bumped, some foxing, torn at one fold of the large folding map. Good+ Reserve price: R500.00

Lot #03/44 Portugal and the future by Antonio de Spinola Spinola was a conservative army officer in Portugal. This book looks at among other things, colonies. Translated from Portuguese. Johannesburg, Perskor Publishers, 1974. First English edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. (xi),148. Reserve price: R250.00

Lot #03/45 Transvaal and Orange Free State Chamber of Mines …. Rescue Training Station …. Handbook The Transvaal & Free State joined together  in 1946 & shortly after produced this handbook on mine rescue apparatus(some rather way-out) & techniques. (Johannesburg), Transvaal and Orange Free State Chamber of Mines, (c. 194-?). First edition.  4to. Cloth. Pp. 60, illustrations, diagrams, tables, folding plans. Covers rubbed, signature, name-stamp on a few pages, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R450.00

Lot #03/46 Living legends of a dying culture: Bushmen myths, legends and fables edited and illustrated by Coral Fourie. Bushman legends & folk-lore as told to Coral Fourie by some traditional Bushmen of the Kalahari. Hartbeespoort, Ekogilde, 1994. Second impression. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket, Pp. (v),65, plates, portraits, illustrations, map. Long gift inscription on end-paper. Good+Reserve price: R330.00


Lot #03/47 Africana curiosities edited by Anna H. Smith. Johannesburg, Ad. Donker, 1973. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 148, photos, facsimiles, maps. Interesting essays on collecting African maps, coins, paper money, medals, beadwork, etc. by various experts. Dust jacket & text have some severe foxing. Good+Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #03/48 South African memories by Sir J. Percy Fitzpatrick …. prepared for the press from the manuscript of the author by G.H. Wilson. A great South African autobiography, with recollections & anecdotes on Rhodes, Kruger, de la Rey, the Jameson Raid & Anglo-Boer War. There is a lot of detail on gold & diamond prospecting & mining and early days of travel & transport in the Transvaal lowveld & Rhodesia. London, Cassell & Co., 1932. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 320, portraits. Front cover warped, some foxing. Name-stamp on a few preliminary pages. Good. Reserve price: R250.00

Lot #03/49 The Transvaal from within: a private record of public affairs by J.P. Fitzpatrick. A major work on the Transvaal and South African politics just prior to the Anglo-Boer War, stating many Uitlander grievances & Rhodes’ imperialistic ideals for Southern Africa. Fitzpatrick was involved in the Jameson Raid. London, William Heinemann, 1899. Seventh impression. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xiv,(i),452. Covers rubbed, spine frayed at head & foot & down the hinges, text browned, signature on front paste-down. Fair+ Reserve price: R230.00

Lot #03/50 Jock and Fitz: in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the first publication of Jock of the Bushveld compiled by Cecily Niven. Percy Fitzpatrick’s daughter recollects stories about, or told by her father, connected to “Jock.” Includes interesting facts about the original publication & later editions. There ls also a chapter on the artist Edmund Caldwell. Cape Town, Longmans Southern Africa, 1969. Second impression. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (vii),82, colour frontispiece, photo-plates, portraits, illustrations. Dust jacket worn & chipped along edges, some light browning in the text. Good+ Reserve price: R260.00 SOLD

Lot #03/51 Walks & sketches at the Cape of Good Hope by Robert Semple …. with new introduction by Frank R. Bradlow. Semple stayed at the Cape from 1798-1803 during the first British occupation. During this time he made a trip to Plettenberg Bay. Cape Town, A.A. Balkema, 1968. Reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 198, frontispiece (portrait), 1 plate. Dust jacket frayed along folds, jacket & text browned. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #03/52 Valley of the mists by Harry Klein. Klein travelled extensively in the eastern Transvaal, visiting Wolkberg, Woodbush, Leydsdorp, Westfalia Estate, Letsiteli Valley, Kruger National Park & plenty more. He describes the tribal people, their myths, daily life & history. He goes into the history of pioneer colonial people: Stevenson-Hamilton, Hans Merensky & Gerrie Baragwanath. Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1972. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 318, photo-plates, portraits. Price-clipped dust jacket rubbed, text foxed. Good+ Reserve price: R330.00 SOLD

Lot #03/53 Land of the silver mist by Harry Klein. This one deals with unusual oral communications anecdotes and stories from the Drakensberg & Soutpanbserg as far south as Griqualand East. Cape Town, Howard B. Timmins, (c. 1921).  First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 221, photo-plates, portrait, end-paper map. No dust jacket, covers rubbed, some browning. Good.  Reserve price: R270.00

Lot #03/54 Mkurumitsa: the story of an African trip in the nineties by Cyril D. Hoste. Two stories based on bush adventures of the author in Rhodesia during the 1890s. Intended as reading for 11 – 14 year old children. Pitman “Supplementary Reader Series” F8. London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1937. First edition.  8vo. Limp linen covers. Pp. 95,(1), illustrations. Cloth a bit rubbed, one corner creased, faint toning of paper. Good+ Reserve price: R240.00

Lot #03/55 The hippo poacher by Oliver Walker …. in talks with Domenic Dunn. . Life story of Tom Dunn, one of John Dunn’s 22 children and a notorious hunter of big game in Zululand. London, Cassell, 1967. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (xi),160, photo-plates. Dust jacket rubbed & foxed on reverse. Good+ Price: R170.00

Lot #03/56 Travel diaries of a naturalist [vol.] 1: Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Africa, the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands ….. [Vol.] 2: Hawaii, California, Alaska, Florida, the Bahamas, Iceland, Norway, Spitzbergen, Greenland, Israel, Romania, Siberia by Peter Scott …. edited by Miranda Weston-Smith … photographs by Philippa Scott. Rather elegant recollections, together with many of his brilliant artworks. He travelled a fair amount in Central and East Africa . London, William Collins, 1983 – 1985. First editions. Two volumes. 8vo. Hardcovers. Dust jackets. Pp. 287 + 288, colour paintings & Ophotos, some black / white drawings. Price-clipped dust jackets quite rubbed, some foxing on jackets & in the text. Reserve price: R230.00

Lot #03/57 Okavango adventure: in search of animals in Southern Africa by Jeremy Mallinson …. foreword by Gerald Durrell. On his first tour of Africa, Mallinson spent some time in the Okavango making friends with wild & tamed animals.  New York, W.W. Norton & Co., 1973. First USA edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 208, black / white photo-plates. Price-clipped dust jacket rubbed, foxing. Good. Reserve price: R100.00

Lot #03/58 Report on the Kalahari Bushmen Most of this issue of this journal is dedicated to articles on Bushmen and specifically the “Symposium on Bushman Research” Johannesburg, 1973 and including Prof Phillip Tobias, who gave the key-note address. “South African Journal of Science” vol. 71, no.3, March 1975. Johannesburg, South African Association for the Advancement of Science, 1975. First edition. 4to. Printer wrappers. Pp. (65) – 96, black / white photos, portraits, tables, map. Covers rubbed, text pages browned. Good. Reserve price: R270.00

Lot #03/59 Treetops Hotel by Eric Sherbrooke Walker. The author reveals the history, describes this iconic and unique East African tree house hotel. London, Robert Hale, 1962. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 190, black / white photo-plates. Dust jacket torn, remnants of tape from former plastic wrap on front cover, library-copy, with stamps on verso of title-page. Fair+ Reserve price: R120.00 sold


Lot #03/60 An introduction to South Africa’s geological and mining heritage by M.J. Viljoen & W.U. Reimold. Excellent beginners (and more advanced readers’) guide to geology & mining. Johannesburg, Mintek, 1999. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. vi,(i),193, colour photos, diagrams, tables, maps (1 folding). Corners creased, previous owner’s signature on the title-page. Good+ Reserve price: R170.00 SOLD

Lot #03/61 Randfontein Estates: the first hundred years by Anthony Hocking. Account of one of the large gold mining groups of the Witwatersrand, including pioneer years, Boer War and Rand Revolt. Bethulie [South Africa], Hollards, 1986. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Pp.280, plates (some colour), illustrations, facsimiles, maps. Very good in printed cardboard slip-case (which is browned & a bit worn). Reserve price: R150.00

Lot #03/62 The gold fields revisited, being further glimpses of the gold fields of South Africa by Edward P. Mathers. A description of all the known gold fields of South Africa at the time. Includes the author’s own trips to Moodie’s and of a journey from Durban to Barberton in 1887. He then travelled to the newly discovered Witwatersrand gold fields. Originally published in Durban in 1887. “State Library Reprints” no. 53. Pretoria, State Library, 1970. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. (i),viii,xxvi,352, maps (some folding). Cover corners bumped, previous owner’s name has been written on the top & front page-edges, faint browning. Good+ Reserve price: R320.00 SOLD

Lot #03/63 Diamonds and clay [the story of the Cullinan Group of Companies, 1902-1977] by A.P. Cartwright. A history of the Premier diamond mine and brick/pottery works. Includes details of the famous “Ceramic Studio” (later Linnware) potters. Cape Town, Purnell, 1977. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (vii),196, colour plates, photos, portraits. Dust jacket slightly creased & rubbed, previous owner’s name on front page-edges, light foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R210.00

Lot #03/64 South Africa’s city of diamonds: mine workers and monopoly capitalism in Kimberley, 1867-1895 by William H. Worger. A modern study of the early years on the Kimberley diamond fields. Johannesburg, Ad. Donker, 1987. First South African edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xvi,330, photos, portraits, diagrams Dust jacket slightly rubbed. Good+ Reserve price: R210.00

Lot #03/65 Phalaborwa: a mining success story by A.P. Cartwright. This town alongside the Kruger National Park has become a major supplier of phosphate & copper. Cape Town, Foskor, 1986. Second revised edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xv,97, photo-plates (some colour), portraits. Dust jacket rubbed, red ink mark in bottom margin of about 15 pages. Good+ Reserve price: R240.00 

Lot #03/66 Sandy tracks to the kraals by Peter Becker. Peter Becker travelled many thousands of kilos along sandy tracks to chieftains’ kraals, battlefields, rituals, etc. all across our country as well as three neighbouring countries (Swazi, Bechuanaland, Basutoland).  Johannesburg, Dagbreek Book Store, 1956. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 160, portrait, illustrations. Dust jacket edge-worn, small dent in cover, some browning. Good. Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #03/67 Lantern: Journal of Knowledge and Culture Three more contemporary issues of this magazine with English or Afrikaans articles on architecture, art, music, theatre, education  Among the articles of interest: one on Stephanus Schoeman, a Boer pioneer of the lowveld, die ”Voortrekker se vuurwapen” by Felix V. Lategan, “Shrikes: Natural History Museums & Systematics,” “Dagboek van ‘n krygsgevangene” by Prof. C.J.P. le Roux & “Art – what’s it really worth” by Michael Stevenson. #39:3, August 1990, #39:4, October 1990 & #41:4, 1992. Well illustrated in black / white & colour. For three magazines sold as a collection price: R320.00 SOLD


Lot #21/17 November Girl by Sam Haskins Haskins was a South African photographer who left Johannesburg for London in the early 1960s and became rather fashionable with artistic female nude photography, telling a story. He produced four or five similar books. London, Bodley Head, 1967. First edition. Folio. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Unpaginated. Black / white photos. Price-clipped dust jacket a bit creased at folds, rubbed (now protected by wrap-around plastic), cover corners bumped, previous owner’s small printed address-label on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R350.00 

Lot #21/19 Food and good fellowship: the Lusaka Lunch Club, 1933-1983 by Dick Hobson. This is the first time I have come across this interesting club history.  Lusaka [Zambia], Lusaka Lunch Club, (c. 1983). First edition. 4to. Cloth. Pp. 92, plates (1colour), portraits. Covers slightly mottled, paper lightly toned. VG.  Reserve price: R280.00

Lot #21/20 Dekade …. Decade: a pictorial review …. TRUK …. PACT This is a history of the first decade of PACT, its performances in theatre, music, orchestral music, opera & ballet. Bilingual text. Pretoria, PACT [Performing Arts Council Transvaal – TRUK], 1972. First edition. Folio. Card covers. Unpaginated. Some colour photos, black / white photos, portraits. Covers dusty. Good+ Reserve price: R160.00

Lot #21/09 Kasouga Sands [the story of the Eastern Cape’s first seaside resort] compiled by Doris Stirk …. edited by Michael Cooke. A history of this Eastern Cape seaside resort between Kenton-on-Sea & Port Alfred. Port Alfred, Privately published, 1991. First edition. Landscape format. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 142, black / white photos, portraits, illustrations, Covers & text stained, inscription on title-page. Poor. Reserve price: R90.00

Lot #21/10 Official souvenir of Table Mountain aerial cableway A well designed & illustrated booklet on Table Mountain, climbing, entertainment, etc.. Cape Town, African Publicity & Advertising Service Ltd., 1930. Second edition. 4to. Printer wrappers. Pp. 64, colour plates, sepia plates, black / white photos, illustrations, double-page map. Pamphlet has been subject to water damage, but all things considered it is still a good reading copy. Gift inscription on title-page, one page damaged in the margin. Fair. Reserve price: R120.00 SOLD

Lot #21/11 With your car at the Cape by Henry Hope. A guide to touring the western & southern Cape, giving details of each district & town, as the author, takes the reader up mountain passes, trout fishing, spelunking. Covers warped, colour plates, sepia plates, black / white photo-plates. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00

Lot #21/14 Place names in the Cape Province by Colin Graham Botha.  An earlier book on Cape place names by an archivist in Cape Town. Cape Town, Juta & Co., 1926. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp.186,(2), map. Covers a bit mottled, map loose but present, foxing.  Reserve price: R280.00

 Lot #21/15 Hottentot (Khoekhoen) place names by G.S. Nienaber & P.E. Raper …. translated by Miss P.S. Rabie. Based on the authors’ Toponymica Hottentotica, but includes a good deal of new material. Includes brief history of contact between colonists & Hottentots & derivation of names. “Southern African Place Names” #1. Durban, Butterworth Publishers, 1983. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. (xi),243, portraits, map. Covers slightly rubbed, some foxing. VG. Reserve price: R280.00 SOLD

Lot #21/12 The motorists’ paradise: Cape Peninsula and surrounding districts Third edition of this travel guide, completely revised. Cape Town, Cape Peninsula Publicity Association, 1927. Third extensively revised edition. 8vo. Cloth with colour plate laid down. Pp. 112, black / white photos, 2 colour folding maps. Covers a bit rubbed, some browning in the text. Good+ Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #21/01 Between the tides: in search of sea turtles by George Hughes. One-time CEO of Natal Parks Board describes his adventures & commitments with & on behalf of turtle, rhinos & other endangered species, Johannesburg, Jacana, 2012. First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. (v),252, colour photo-plates, portraits, drawings, maps. Tear in back cover & a few page margins. Good. Reserve price: R140.00

Lot #21/04 Guide to the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park by Gus Mills & Clem Haagner. A good guide to the Kalahari Gemsbok game reserve, including the history & development of the reserve. Includes details on habitat & animals. Halfway House, Southern Book Publishers, 1989. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. (x),102, colour photo-plates, end-paper maps. Text browned. Good+ Reserve price: R120.00

#22/01 Zimbabwe & Zambia …. Wilderness Safaris 2015 Promotional brochure for this safari company, which has lodges in both Rhodesias, as well as Botswana, South Africa, Kenya, etc.. Maun [Botswana], Wilderness Safaris, 2015. First edition. Landscape format. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 64, colour & black / white photos, portraits, maps. Telephone number written on front over. Good+ Reserve price: R110.00 SOLD

Lot #22/02 Table Mountain walks [a comprehensive walking guide to the Table Mountain Range, from Lion’s Head to Cape Point] by Colin Paterson-Jones. This one is an excellent guide to walks on Table Mountain and the whole range down to Cape Point. Cape Town, Struik Publishers,1991. First edition. 4to. Thin card covers. Pp. 176, colour photos, colour maps. Good+ …. Together with …. A walking guide for Table Mountain by Shirley Brossy. A useful guide to all the walks, described in detail, each with a detailed map. Cape Town, Privately published, (c. 1990). First edition (?). 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 51, maps. Covers a bit marked. Good+ for two books sold as a pair Reserve price: R130.00

Lot #22/06 A threat to the heartland of the Magaliesberg: a report on the proposed quarry and road at Castle Gorge …. compiled by the Executive Committee of the Magaliesberg Protection Association …. April 1982. A portfolio of studies & reports on proposed mining & road building in the Magaliesberg. All text is bilingual (English / Afrikaans). Johannesburg, The Association, 1982. First edition. 4to. Spiral bound. Thin card covers. Various pagination. Colour photo-plates pasted on, black / white illustrations, tables, maps (some folding). Good+ …. together with …. Man and the Magaliesberg: the edited Proceedings of the Magaliesberg Symposium held on April 17 and 18, 1980 …. the Symposium was organised by Derek Anderson, Cedric Edwards and Willem Hazewidus of the Roodepoort and Krugersdorp centres of the Transvaal Branch of the Wildlife Society of Southern Africa edited by Mike Nicol. A symposium on a delicate natural area, with contributions by experts in the fields of archaeology, industry, environment, education, engineering, etc.. Most papers are in English, with a few in Afrikaans. Johannesburg, West Rand Centres of the Wildlife Society of Southern Africa, 1980. First edition. 4to. Printer wrappers. Pp. vii,101, black / white photos, portrait. Covers a bit soiled. Good+ for two books sold as a pair Reserve price: R170.00

 Lot #22/07 Pilgrim’s Rest: a pictorial history compiled by staff of the Pilgrim’s Rest Museum. An album of historical photos, with brief text. Copy no. 2587 of an unspecified limited edition. Pretoria, Transvaal Provincial Library & Museum Service, 1980. First edition. Landscape format. 4to. Printer wrappers. Pp. 105, historical photos. Some corners creased, some faint foxing & light stains. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00

Lot #22/09 Who the hell wants to be in platinum:  an illustrated history of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited by John K. Bannon. A history of the early years & development of the mines. Johannesburg, Impala Platinum Holdings, 2012. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 169, colour & black / white photos, portraits, facsimiles, tables, diagrams, maps. Good+ Reserve price: R160.00

Lot #22/10 Die diamantnywerheid van Suid-Afrika by David Jacobus Viljoen. This is a later reprint of a valuable resource on economics of the diamond industry. This was a doctoral thesis for D. Comm at Stellenbosch University. Afrikaans text. Photocopied. Stellenbosch, Privately published, (1956). Reprint. 4to. Cloth. Pp. (about) 278, tables. Good+ Reserve price: R140.00

Lot #22/11 The living deserts of Southern Africa by Barry Lovegrove. A survey of the deserts of Southern Africa and the animal & plant life. Cape Town, Fernwood Press,1993. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 224, colour photos, maps. Small dent in edge of front board, one-line pen note on front & rear end-papers, occasional foxing. bit rubbed. Good+ Reserve price: R180.00

Lot#22/12 Common names of South African plants by Christo Albertyn Smith. The only detailed work dealing with common names of South African plants. “Botanical Survey memoir” no. 35. Pretoria, Department of Agricultural Technical Services. Botanical Research Institute, 1966. First edition. 8vo. Hard cover. Pp. (v),642. Paper lightly browned, signature on end-paper. VG. Reserve price: R280.00

Lot #22/13 Swaziland tree atlas including selected shrubs and climbers by Linda & Paul Loffler. “Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report” no. 35. Pretoria, SABONET, 2005. First edition. 4to.Thin card covers. Pp.196,(3), 2 colour photo-plates, maps (some colour). VG. Reserve price: R170.00

 Lot #22/14 Medies belangrike parasiete draers en gifdiere van Suider-Afrika by G. Oberholzer & P.A.J. Ryke, jr.. This is a scientific work on parasites, their cycles, carriers, etc., as well as venomous creatures such as snakes, scorpions, etc.. Rather interesting, with some fantastic artwork. Afrikaans text. Long out of print, one on the        internet @ R2000+. Inscribed & signed by Gouws Oberholzer. Pretoria, HAUM-Tersiȇr, 1993. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Pp. (xxviii),362, illustrations (some colour), tables, map. Covers slightly warped, faint foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R350.00


Lot #22/15 Salt on the sails: 150 years of the Royal Natal Yacht Club, 1858-2008 by Sally Frost. This book is one of the best “club” or “business” histories I have seen & certainly the best illustrated, with a fantastic range of souvenirs, historic photos, paintings, etc.. Signed by Sally Frost & Chris Frost. Durban, Royal Natal Yacht Club, 2008. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. ix,(i),517, photos, illustrations, portraits & facsimiles, many in colour, tables, maps. Dust jacket preserved by wrap-around plastic. Some faint foxing. VG. Reserve price: R330.00

Lot #22/17 Krygsman Christiaan de Wet: ‘n lewenskets van Genl. C.R. de Wet by Ben Olivier. A fairly basic biography of the Boer general & a leading strategist of the Anglo-Boer War. Afrikaans text. “S.A. Galeryreeks” #5 .  Cape Town, Tafelberg-Uitgewers, 1971. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 121,(1), black / white photo, portraits. Dust jacket soiled, covers mottled, foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R130.00

Lot #22/18 Ons was daar: wenners van die oorlog om Suider-Afrika compiled by General Jannie Geldenhuys. Numerous first-hand action accounts from the border war in Angola. Afrikaans text. Pretoria, Kraal-Uitgewers, (c. 1990). First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp.720, black / white photos, portraits, facsimile, maps. Name-stamp on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R160.00

Lot #23/01 Versamelde Werke [volledig in 10 volumes] by Dr. Andrew Murray. Complete set of Andrew Murray’s spiritual & theological writings, lectures, & sermons at given at the Church in Wellington, Seminary at Stellenbosch South Africa College, etc. Afrikaans text. Stellenbosch, Christen-Studentevereniging van S.A., 1942 – 1945. First editions. Ten volume set. 8vo. Matching blue cloth. Various pagination, frontispiece (portrait) in volumes 1 & 2. Some spines very slightly rubbed at head, no dust jackets present, one volume cloth slightly faded, signature & ownership details on end-papers. VG. Reserve price: R380.00

Lot #23/02 Versamelde werke by C.J. Langenhoven. The first edition of the collected works of one of South Africa’s best short story writers. Complete in 12 volumes, later editions in red cloth had additional volumes. Additional with this set is “Aan stille waters” volume #2, published in 1941, so obviously too late to be included in the first edition set. Afrikaans text. Cape Town, Nasionale Pers Beperk, 1933 -1935. First editions. Twelve volume set. 8vo. Brown cloth, with gilt titles & decorations on spines. Various pagination. Frontispiece (portraits), some illustrations. Some fading of gilt titles on spines (as usual), name-stamp & ownership details on end-papers. VG. for the set of 12 volumes Reserve price: R900.00

Lot #23/03 The Kuiseb environment: the development of a monitoring baseline edited by B.J. Huntley. Papers given by scientists from various universities & government departments in Namibia & South Africa. Papers on the soils, vegetation, etc. on the Kuiseb River, Namibia. “South African National Scientific Programmes” Report no. 106. Pretoria, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, 1985. First edition. 4to. Printer wrappers. Pp. ix,138, black / white photos, diagrams, tables, maps. Covers slightly rubbed. VG. Reserve price: R110.00

Lot #23/06 Trees of Malaŵi: with some shrubs and climbers painted by John S. Pullinger …. text by Alison M. Kitchin …. Excellent colour paintings show the leaves, flowers, seed or fruit. Blantyre, Privately published, 1982. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. x,229, colour plates, diagrams, colour map. Dust jacket a bit edge-worn, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R300.00

Lot #23/07 Studies on the vegetation of parts of the Bloemfontein and Brandfort districts by J.W.C. Mostert. “Botanical Survey of South Africa, Memoir” no. 31. Pretoria, Government Printer, 1958. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. vi(i),223, photo-plates, tables, folding maps. Spine slightly frayed, some browning. VG. Reserve price: R130.00

Lot #23/08 A collection of five pamphlets on mining Union of South Africa …. Department of Mines …. Geological Survey …. Information Pamphlet no. 1 – Vanadium …. No. 2 – Molybdenum …. No. 3 – Tin …. No. 4 – Mercury …. No. 5 – Tungsten. A series of pamphlets dealing with minerals, where and how to find them in the veld and mountains. Where they occur and how to prospect for them, analysis, etc.. Pretoria, Government Printer, 1945 – 1951. First editions. Five pamphlets. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Various pagination. Previous owner’s name in marking pen on front covers, some browning. Good+ for the 5 pamphlets sold as a collection Reserve price: R250.00 SOLD

Lot #23/09 Guidebook to sites of geological and mining interest on the central Witwatersrand edited by F. Mendelsohn & C.T. Potgieter. Looks at 60 odd sites, with description & photos. Johannesburg, Geological Society of South Africa, 1986. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. xi,124, photos (some colour), portraits, diagrams, tables, folding colour map. Previous owner’s name on front edge of pages. Corners creased Reserve price: R160.00

Lot #23/10 Communications of the Geological Survey of South West Africa / Namibia …. Volume 1, 1985 edited by K.E.L. Schaik & R. Erasmus. A series of papers on aspects of Namibian geology, such as “Preliminary report on the geology of the south-eastern part of the diamond area no. 2, Namibia” by P.G. Hoal & “Die geologie van ‘n gebied suidoos van Karibib, Namibië” by G.S. de Kock. Some articles in Afrikaans Windhoek, Geological Survey, 1985. 4to. Thin card covers. P0p. 102, black / white photos, diagrams, tables, maps (1 folding). Reserve price: R110.00

Lot #23/12 Namibia Brief, no. 17, September 1993 …. [Focus on mining] Deals with all aspects of mining & geology in Namibia. (Windhoek), Namibia Foundation, 1993. First edition. 4to. Printer wrappers. Pp. 88, photos (some colour), portraits, tables, maps. Name on end-paper. Good+ Reserve price: R150.00

Lot #23/13 A collection on gold law Transvaal gold and base metals law: being Act no. 35 of 1908, to consolidate and amend the law relating to prospecting and mining for precious metals and base metals, and to provide for matters incidental thereto; with notes and references to decided cases by Manfred Nathan. The first edition of the standard legal work on prospecting, mining, etc. in Transvaal.  RARE. Only one copy of the first edition listed in SABIB, 3/465. Johannesburg, Transvaal Leader, 1908. First edition. 8vo. Original quarter leather, cloth side. Pp. (v),153 + (8, “Supplement”), tables. Covers rubbed, spine severely so, outer hinges splitting, previous owner’s name on covers & inside, some legal firm rubber-stamps on a few pages, as is often the case with legal books, there are notes & strikes-through by previous owners. Good+ …. together with …. Ditto …. RARE. Only one copy of this revised, second edition, listed in SABIB, 3/465. Johannesburg, Transvaal Leader, 1909. New edition (revised and enlarged). 8vo. Cloth.  Pp. (v),ix,160, tables. Covers rubbed, particularly at corners, front end-paper removed, some browning. Good+ …. together with …. Transvaal gold and base metals law: being Act no. 35 of 1908, to consolidate and amend the law relating to prospecting and mining for precious metals and base metals, and to provide for matters incidental thereto, amending Acts (of 1910, 1913, 1917 and 1918), and regulations under the acts, with notes and references to decide cases by Manfred Nathan. Only four copies of this edition are listed in SABIB, 3/465. Johannesburg, Hortors, 1919. Third edition.8vo. Cloth. Pp.218, tables. Previous owner’s name on front cover, name-stamp on title-page. Good+…. together with …. Transvaal gold and base metals law: being Act no. 35, 1908, with amending Statutes down to and including Act. No. 36, 1934 by Manfred Nathan .… assisted by Selwyn Curlewis. Updating the fourth edition (not in this collection). For the first time & not always present, we find “Supplement to Nathan’s Transvaal gold and base metals Act” edited by Manfred Nathan. This brings the Orange Free State Metals Mining Act, 1936 into the auspices of the Transvaal Act. Johannesburg, Hortors, 1934 (ie. c.1936). Fifth edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 273 +21. Previous owner’s name on front cover, law library-stamps on a couple of pages. Good+ …. together with …. Gold and base metals laws: being Transvaal Act no. 35, 1908 (Gold Law) with amending statutes, The Orange Free State Metals Mining Act, 1936, the Base Minerals amendment Act, 1942 and the Natural Oil Act, 1942 by Manfred Nathan. A much loved & well used legal book, with many notes in the book as well as on pieces of paper tipped-in. This collection is being sold as one unit and should go to a museum, library or a law firm. Johannesburg, Hortors,1944. Sixth edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xviii,(i),335, tables. Covers working loose & some repairs, previous owner’s name on front cover, some pages a bit loosening, name-stamps. Fair. five books sold as a collection Reserve price: R860.00

Lot #23/14 Translation into English of the Transvaal Gold Law, 15 of 1898, together with an index, and the cases decided under the different sections of the Law by Sydney Hilton Barber. This was the second issue of the book and was followed subsequently by those done by Manfred Nathan. SABIB, 4/530 only three copies listed (second book in first column). Cape Town, Cape Times, 1899. Second, revised edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xvii,81, tables. Covers splitting down the spine, back cover cloth bubbled, some signatures, name-stamps, some browning. Good. Reserve price: R550.00

Lot #23/15 Victoria Cross awards by Jan Ploeger & F.J. Jacobs. List, with details of all Victoria Cross awards in South Africa (to both South Africans & others), including the Anglo-Zulu & Anglo-Boer conflicts, and to South Africans abroad (both World Wars). Article (pp. 40 – 83) in “Militaria: Periodical for Military History” volume 3/2. The other two articles in this volume are in Afrikaans by Ploeger, on British Imperial military policy towards South Africa before Union. Pretoria, South African Defence Force, 1972. First edition. 4to. Printer wrappers. Covers lightly soiled. VG. Reserve price: R200.00

Lot #24/01 Drawn from the plains: life in the wilds of Southern Africa by Lynne Tinley. Exciting & revealing experiences in the wilderness of Namibia & Mozambique, illustrated with the author’s simple & distinctive drawings. London, Collins, 1979. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 191, colour plates, line-drawings, maps. Dust jacket foxed on reverse, book foxed lightly, rubber stamp on end-paper “Review copy only.” Good+ Reserve price: R140.00

Lot #24/02 Hiervan en daarvan: grepies uit die ervarings van n skoolinspekteur (by R. Cramer). Humorous & anecdotal recollections of children in rural schools, Afrikaans text.  Cape Town, Maskew Miller. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover.  Pp. (xiii),176. Spine a bit ton at bottom, light browning in the text. Good+ Reserve price: R100.00

Lot #24/04 Nicolaus Theunissen Koen, 1852-1883 – lewenskets van ‘n pionier-sendeling onder die BaVenda by D.W. van der Merwe. An article, pp. 22 – 31 in KLEIO, vol. IX, no. 1 & 2, June, 1977. Other articles include “Julius Allum’s Anglo-Boer War observations: the report of a Norwegian military attaché” edited by C. de Jong. Pretoria, UNISA, 1977. First  edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. (ii),ii,123, 2 photos. Covers & text foxed. Good+ Reserve price: R150.00

Lot #24/05 Zambesi River by J.F. MacDonald. The author describes the river, its geography, the people found along its banks, as he travels from source to the sea. London, Macmillan & Co., 1955. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. viii,240, black / white photo-plates, folding map. Price-clipped dust jacket edge-worn & torn, repaired internally, previous owner’s details inside front cover, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R150.00

Lot #24/06 Founders of Rhodesia by G.H. Tanser …. With a foreword by Sir Godfrey Huggins. Brief biographies of Rhodes, Jameson, Selous, Fairbridge, Pauling & Beit. Cape Town, Oxford University Press, 1959. Second impression. 12mo. Thin card covers. Pp. viii,80, portraits, end-paper maps. Covers lightly browned. VG. Reserve price: R190.00 

Lot #24/08 Mosi-oa-Tunya: a handbook to the Victoria Falls Region edited by D.W. Phillipson. An excellent guide to Stone Age & Iron Age man, ethnography, traditional carvings, modern history, mammals, birds, flora, fish, reptiles, insects, etc., by experts in their fields including, R.H.N. Smithers, J. Desmond Clark, Donald G. Broadley …. Salisbury, Longman Rhodesia,1975. First edition. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. (ix),222, colour plates, black / white illustrations, portraits, diagrams, tables, maps. Good+ Reserve price: R280.00

Lot #24/09 Southern Rhodesia advances: produced by the Public Relations Department of the Southern Rhodesia Government to commemorate the visit of Their Royal Highnesses the Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret to the Colony of Southern Rhodesia, April 7th to April 16th, 1947 A souvenir / scenic trip around Rhodesia, showing off the history, farming, industry, development & wildlife  Salisbury, Southern Rhodesian Government, 1947.  First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. 80,(2), black / white photos, portraits, 2 colour maps. Covers unevenly browned, corners creased.  Good+ Reserve price: R250.00

Lot #24/10 Nyasaland calling” A travel guide to the Nyasaland Protectorate A rare travel guide to Malawi. Cape Town, The Nyasaland Advisory Committee on Publicity. 1936. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp .xi,83, black / white photos, portraits, tables, maps. Front cover damaged at edges, creased, spine damaged, inscription at top & bottom of front cover, lower rear corner of cover cut away. Good. Reserve price: R350.00


Lot #24/11] Nyasaland: Central African Lakeland …. a visitor’s guide to Nyasaland Protectorate, British Central Africa Lots of information, but text on tourism, scenic tours, fishing, sailing, hunting & shooting. Zomba [Malawi], Public Relations Department, 1953. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 99,(1), black / white photos, maps (1 folding). Spine torn & worn. Good+ Reserve price: R350.00 

Lot #24/12 Na Nyasaland, maar nie met die ossewa by Ds. A.F. Louw. This book gives anecdotes & biographical sketches of the author and of William Murray, the latter being involved in the Nyasa mission. Afrikaans text Cape Town, (Privately published), 1948. First edition. 8vo. Thin card covers. Pp. (v),114. Small corner of back cover torn way, some pages heavily browned. Good+ Reserve price: R250.00

Lot #24/13 The building of Nyasaland: being the report of the Fifth General Conference of the Federated Missions of Nyasaland and Contiguous Territories held at Blantyre, 18th – 25th October 1926 This report includes articles by William Murray & Mrs C.P. Pauw. Rare. Livingstonia [Malawi], Mission Press, 1927. First edition. 12mo. Thin card covers. Pp. (v),123. A bit of writing on front cover, some marks in text margins. Good+ Reserve price: R460.00 bids welcome

Lot #24/14 William Murray of Nyasaland by Dr. M.W. Retief …. translated from the Afrikaans and abridged by Mary H. le Roux and M.M. Oberholster-le Roux. A biography of a major South African missionary of the Dutch Reformed Church to Nyasaland, with much information on that mission & Murray’s life there. Lovedale, Lovedale Press, 1958. First English edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. viii,(ii),196,(1), portraits, folding genealogical table, maps. Dust jacket a bit torn at edges, a couple of pages crudely cut. Good+   Reserve price: R280.00

Lot #24/15 Mwalawolemba on Mikolongwe Hill by P.A. Cole-King. Mwalawolemba is rock shelter containing Bushman rock art.  “Department of Antiquities” Publication no. 1. Zomba [Malawi], Malawi Government, Ministry of Local Government, Department of Antiquities, 1968. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 11, 1 plate of Bushman art. Pamphlet browned Good+ Reserve price: R150.00 

Lot #24/16 Cape Maclear by P.A. Cole-King. Includes prehistory of this area, as well as Livingstone’s involvement there. Department of Antiquities” Publication no. 4. Zomba [Malawi], Malawi Government, Ministry of Local Government, Department of Antiquities, 1969. Reprinted. 8vo. Pp. (iii),67, photo-plates, portraits, maps (1 folding). Covers & text browned, a couple of tears in cover edges. Good+ Reserve price: R250.00 

Lot #24/17 The geology of the Port Herald area by K. Bloomfield. A well-researched & produced guide to geology of this area  in south eastern Mozambique  Zomba, [Malawi], Nyasaland Protectorate, Geological Survey Department, 1958. First edition. 4to. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. 76, black / white photo-plates, tables, maps (some folding, including one loose map in folder inside back cover). VG. Reserve price: R320.00