Auction 2021.8

Dear Customer our Auction is about two weeks late due to mainly the electricity outages and a two day unplanned outage in our area. Also I have been struggling with the technologies as usual. I think that the items I have come up with for this auction are particularly interesting and I hope that you enjoy reading through the various sections. The auction has 48 items including sections on Malawi, German East Africa, Motor car and ship travel, some of Winston Ch urchill’s greatest works including his second world war and history of English speaking people, a fine selection of South African bird books and some botany. The Auction concludes with a selection of adventure books by Wilbur Smith. The auction works by contacting me through email, SMS, or WhatsApp with your bid or proxy bid – which I will enter on your behalf. The auction concludes on Wednesday, the 22nd December at 7pm SA time. However, unsold books will remain available at the reserve price as long as they are unsold but not later than 15th January. Between the 22nd December – 15th January they will be sold to the first order at the reserve price.

Lot #8/01“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 bids welcom

Lot #8/02 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: R360.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/03 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 bids welcome

Lot #8/04 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: R240.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/05 “Memorandum” of the Mission of the Immaculate Conception …. diary of Venerable Father Joseph Gerard, O.M. at Roma Mission, Lesotho from December 1864 until February 1875 by Father Gerard …. [edited by Marcel Ferragne]. Letters, journals & documents, from the pioneer missionaries stationed at Roma. A fairly basic, cyclostyled production, printed one side of the paper only. Published in the series “Lesotho Documents.” Roma [Lesotho], The Social Centre, (c. 1978). First English language edition. 4to. Printer wrappers. Pp. 136, map. Good+ Reserve price: R230.00 bids welcome  Current price [Jennifer] = R275


Lot #8/06 Alexander Merensky, Dr. Theol.: ein Lebensbild aus der deutschen evangelischen Mission des letzten Jahrhunderts by Hermann Petrich. I have not previously had a copy of this biography of the Berlin missionary, who travelled extensively in the Transvaal for about 40 years in the 1800s. He founded a number of mission stations. He was father of the great geologist, Hans Merensky. German text. SABIB, 3/660 (second column, fourth from top). RARE – only one copy listed. (Berlin [Germany], Verlag der Buchhandlung der Berliner Evangelischen Missionsgesellschaft), (1919). First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 216, engravings, portraits. Spine frayed, cover corners creased, text paper browned, previous owner’s signature on title-page, a few closed margin tears. Good. Reserve price: R500.00 bids welcome Bid: R500.00 [Ben] …. Bid: R600.00 [Jennifer]

Lot #8/07 Livingstone’s last journey by Sir Reginald Coupland. A revisionist study of Livingstone’s final expedition into Africa, including the part played by H.M. Stanley. Based on previously unavailable source material.  An excellent book on the last years of Livingstone, mainly in Northern Rhodesia & useful companion to Livingstone’s Last journal. London, Collins, 1947. Readers Union edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 271, maps. No dust jacket, covers slightly marked & spine sunned, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R280.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/08 The 19th century Lutheran Mission in Botswana by Andrea Mignon. Mostly concerned with the history of this Lutheran Mission in Western Transvaal & Botswana, under different tribal peoples. Gaborone, The Botswana Society & the National Archives and Records Services,1996. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (iii),iii,47, black / white photos, portraits, maps. Corners a bit creased. Good+ Reserve price: R180.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/09 Echt relaas en dagverhaal, wegens den opstand en het afloopen van’t Oost-Indisch Compagnie-Schip Nyenburg …. A story of mutiny & ship sinking in 1763, shortly after stopping at the Cape. Dutch text. Only about 100 copies of this reprint were published. “State Library Reprint” no. 65. Pretoria, The State Library, 1972. Reprint. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (iv),29. VG. Reserve price: R200.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/10 Stranding van die São João: Lotgevalle van Manuel de Sepúlveda en sy mede skipbreukelinge aan die suidooskus van Afrika, 1552-1553 by O.J.O. Ferreira. A study of the wreck & survivors of the São João, just north of Port Edward on the east coast. Afrikaans text. Copy no. 4 of an edition of 200 numbered copies, this one inscribed & signed by the author. Jeffreysbaai, Adamastor, 2002. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (viii),68, black / white illustrations, portrait, facsimiles, map. Some light browning. VG. Reserve price: R380.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/11 Adamastor, gees van die Stormkaap by O.J.O. Ferreira …. met ‘n Afrikaanse verwerking van die Adamastor gedeelte uit Os Lusiadas van Luis de Camões by D.P.M. Botes. An interpretation of the part in the epic poem Lusiadas which recounts the voyage round the Cape, with new Afrikaans translation, as well as an English summary. Copy no. 128 of an edition of 250 numbered copies, this one signed by the author. Pretoria, Privately published, 1995. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (iv),64, black / white illustrations, facsimiles. Slight curling of wrappers. Good+ Reserve price: R330.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/12 South African merchant ships: an illustrated recent history of coasters, colliers, containerships, tugs and other vessels by B.D. Ingpen. A history of South African merchant shipping, particularly since 1910. Cape Town, A.A. Balkema, 1979. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. ix,149, photos, map. Dust jacket frayed & rubbed, light foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R190.00 bids welcome Current bid D/W @ R190.00

Lot #8/13 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. Cape Town, Cape Peninsula Publicity Association, 1936. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. 72,  sepia & black / white photos, folding colour map. Good+ Reserve price: R140.00 bids welcome 

Lot #8/14 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: R380.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/15 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: R470.00 bids welcome Current bid R470.00 [TWS]

Lot #8/16 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. VG. Reserve price: R270.00 Current bid R270.00 [TWS]


Lot #8/17 Hoe men in Zuid-Afrika fortuin kan maken: betrouwbare gids voor aanstande emigranten …. met ‘n nuwe inleiding [door iemand die lang in de Transvaal gewoond heeft]. A guide to South Africa for Dutch emigrants, with information on the Transvaal & surrounding areas. Dutch text, with new introduction by P.E. Westra in Afrikaans. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY PIET WESTRA. “State Library Reprints” no. 88. Pretoria, State Library, 1980. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. viii,33. Cover title mostly rubbed off, foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R150.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/18 Das Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Schutzgebiet: Im amtlichen Auflage by Dr. Carl Peters. Peters was a German who believed strongly in political & economic value of the colonies for the parent country. He was instrumental in obtaining Tanzania as a colony for Germany. German text. München, Verlag R. Oldenbourg, 1895. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. Ix,(I),467, black / white plates. Covers slightly rubbed, corners bumped, owner’s label on front end-paper. Calls for three loose maps, but as in all the copies we can find on the internet, the maps are missing. Good. Reserve price: R460.00 bids welcome Current bid R460.00 [Herbert]

Lot #8/19 Die deutsche Emin Pascha Expedition by Dr. Carl Peters. Rather than a search for the kidnapped Emin Pascha, this was a search for more territory that Peters could claim for Germany. He travelled through much of Tanzania and around Lake Victoria, with a stay in Uganda. German text. Hamburg, Deutscher Kolonial-Verlag, 1907. Volksausgabe. 8vo. Cloth. Pp.(viii),446,(1), frontispiece portrait, folding map.Covers rubbed, owner’s label on front end-paper, which is creased, text pages severely browned, gift inscription on recto of frontispiece. Good. Reserve price: R420.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/20 Durch Sand, Sumpf und Wald: Missionsreisen in Zentral-Afrika by Franz Xaver Geyer. An account of the extensive travels done in 1912 by the Apostolic Vicar for Central Africa. He travelled extensively down the Nile, through Kenya & in the Congo. There are many photos of the tribal peoples & detailed maps of his routes. German text. Freiburg im Breisgau [Germany], Herder Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1914. New edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xii,555, black / white photos, illustrations, portraits, 9 folding maps. Covers splitting down spine, cover worn, book-plate on paste-down, previous owner’s label on end-paper, signature on title-page, text lightly browned. Fair+ Reserve price: R390.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/21 Der Krieg in Südwestafrika, 1904-1906 by Hauptmann Kurd Schwabe. An account of the German colonial wars against the Herero & Hottentot in South West Africa in the early 20th century. Schwabe was a professional soldier & an expert on German colonial warfare, taking part in most colonial wars in South West Africa between 1893 & 1906. German text.  on recto of frontispiece. Berlin, C.A. Webber, 1907. First edition. 8vo. Decorative cloth. Pp. v,(iii),440,(6), plates, photos, illustrations, portraits, tables, maps (1 folding colour). Cloth rubbed, back cover a bit stained, rear inner hinge restored, with rear end-paper sticking to paste-down, owner’s label on end-paper, inscription & rubber-stamp on recto of frontispiece, foxing. Good+. Reserve price: R1700.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/22 The diamond fields of Southern Africa by Percy Albert Wagner. The most comprehensive book of its time on South Africa’s almost unlimited supply of diamonds, describing mining techniques engineering, etc.. Includes the mining areas of Botswana and Namibia. Cape Town, C. Struik, 1971. Second impression. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. xxxv,(i),355, black / white photo-plates, diagrams (some folding),tables, maps (some folding). Dust jacket rubbed & with some tears, faint foxing, small rubber-stamp on rear paste-down. Good+ Reserve price:  R500.00 bids welcome 


Lot #8/23 With Botha in the field by Moore Ritchie. This is an interesting book on the 1914 Rebellion & one of the first accounts of the First World War in South West Africa. Particularly interesting because it was written by a foreigner and dealt with what is usually treated as a domestic issue. Also of interest is the fact that the photo–plate opposite pg. 8, showing the eight Rebel leaders, is present. This plate is usually omitted for legal reasons. The plate is present, but has been trimmed & repaired & is loosely inserted. London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1915. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover (cloth spine-backed boards with photo of Botha laid down on front cover). Pp. xii,68, photo-plates, portraits, maps. Covers slightly rubbed, text faintly browned. Good+ Reserve price: R720.00 bids welcome 

Lot #8/24 The life of the Rt. Hon. Cecil John Rhodes, 1853-1902 by the Honourable Sir Lewis Michell. A very nice set of this standard early biography of the famed mining magnate & Prime Minister of the Cape. London, Edward Arnold, 1910. First edition. 8vo. Two volumes. Cloth. Pp. xiv,(i),342,20 (adverts.) + x,(i),342,20 (adverts.), black / white photo-plates, portrait. Covers a bit rubbed, some browning, marks & ownership details on end-papers. Good+ Reserve price: R380.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/25 Great African travellers from Bruce and Mungo Park to Livingstone and Stanley by William H.G. Kingston & Charles Rathbone Low. A well-illustrated account of (mostly) British exploration in Africa, from late 18th century West Africa until late 19th century Central Africa. Among the explorers are Mungo Park, Denham, Burton, Speke, Grant, Livingstone & Stanley.  London, George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1890. First edition. 8vo. Rebound full-leather. Pp. 509, full-page & smaller engravings, portraits. School-prize, contemporary “tree” calf binding, hinges split internally & externally, restored, with glue & tape, no spine titles, prize-label on the front paste-down, some foxing. Good. Reserve price: R600.00 bids welcome Current price = R600.00 [Herbert]

Lot #8/26 Hunting in Africa by Bill Morkel. A how to book, based on personal big game hunting experiences of the author. Cape Town, Howard Timmins Publishers, 1980. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (ix),252, photo-plates. VG. Reserve price: R140.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/27 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 paper). No previous signs of ownership or even bookseller labels. A great opportunity to buy a nice set of this major work of 20th century history. 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: R1400.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/28 A history of the English-speaking peoples by Winston S. Churchill.   Churchill’s vision of the influence of the English people in their own sphere & on world history. The fourth volume includes South Africa, America and other British colonies & concludes with a chapter on the Anglo-Boer War. London, Cassell & Co., 1956 – 1958. Volume #1 – Reprint. Others – First editions. Complete set of four volumes. 8vo. Cloth. Dust jackets. Pp.xxi,416 + xi,344 + xi,332 + xi,322, genealogical tables, maps. Dust jackets very worn & with chips out (now protected by wrap-around plastic), cover-edges a bit rubbed. A good complete set. for the set of four volumes Reserve price: R400.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/29 Marlborough: his life and times by Sir Winston S. Churchill. A truly great biography of one of Churchill’s famous ancestors & a famous military strategist. A completely revised edition, originally published in four volumes, originally published 1933-1938. Here complete work in two fat volumes. Not Africana, the chapter headings read like something out of Sherlock Holmes. “The Camaret Bay letter” or “The mortified adventurer.” London, George G. Harrap & Co., 1958. Reprint. Two volumes. 8vo. Decorative cloth. Dust jackets. Pp. 1050 + 1078, frontispiece (portraits), facsimiles (some folding), nearly 200 maps & plans (many folding). Price-clipped dust jackets now protected by wrap-around plastic, name-stamp on end-papers, slight toning of paper. Good+ Reserve price: R340.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/30 The partition of Africa 1875-1891: a series of four talks by Prof. Eric Axelson, M.A., D. Litt., Professor of History at the University of Cape Town. An interesting viewpoint on African colonialism at its peak, by a Portuguese specialist. Johannesburg, SABC, (c. 1963). First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 20. One corner slightly ceased. VG. Reserve price: R150.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/31 Madsimu Dsangara: südafrikansche Felsbilderchronik …. Band 1. Der archäologische Keilstil …. Band 2. Die ethnographische prähistorischen Stile by Leo Frobenius .… Summary und Anhang [by] H.L. Pager. In this reprint of the original 1931 publications, the two volumes of Frobenius’ work on Southern African Bushman rock art are published in one volume. Some improvements made (such as some colour plates being included). Two volumes produced in one, published in “Die afrikanischen Felsbilder” series. Text in German with an English summary. Schapera, Archaeology #121. Graz [Austria], Akademische Druck – u. Verlagsanstalt, 1962. Reprint. Folio. Linen. Pp. 34 + 45,(1), superb plates (some fold-out, some colour), diagrams. An ex-library copy with accessions number on spine, as well as some numbers & envelopes on end-papers, linen covers show some wear along edges. Good. ….TOGETHER WITH ….  Dekade Ektab: die felsbilder Fezzans …. Ergebnisse der Diafe X by Leo Frobenius. This reprint of the original 1937 publication, only Frobenius’ work on the North African rock art was also published in “Die afrika nischen Felsbilder” series. The bit of text which was issued loosely contained with this edition is not present. Graz [Austria], Akademische Druck – u. Verlagsanstalt, 1963. Reprint. Folio. Linen. Pp. xxix,74,(1), superb plates (some colour), diagrams. An ex-library copy with accessions number on spine, as well as some numbers & envelopes on end-papers, linen covers show slight wear along edges. Good ….TOGETHER WITH … Die felsbilder Nubiens: eine Dokumentation der ostägyptischen und nubischen Petroglyphen by Walter F.E. Resch. This is an original work of Dokumentation und Monographien for “Die afrikanischen Felsbilder” series. Deals mainly with North Africa. Akademische Druck – u. Verlagsanstalt, 1967. First edition. Folio. Linen. Pp. (vi,i),62,(1), superb plates (some colour), diagrams, large folding map loose in pocket inside back cover. An ex-library copy with accessions number on spine, as well as some numbers & envelopes on end-papers, linen covers show slight wear along edges one corner bumped, a few page corners slightly creased. Good+ …. TOGETHER WITH …. Hadschra Maktuba: urzeitliche Felsbilder Kleinafrikas by Leo Frobenius & Hugo Obermaier. This reprint of the original 1925 publication, of Frobenius’ work on North African & Spanish rock art was also published in “Die afrikanischen Felsbilder” series. Graz [Austria], Akademische Druck – u. Verlagsanstalt, 1963. Reprint. Folio. Linen. Pp. (vi,i),62,(1), superb plates (some colour), diagrams, maps. An ex-library copy with accessions number on spine, as well as some numbers & envelopes on end-papers, linen covers show slight wear along edges one corner bumped, a few page corners slightly creased. Good + For the four books sold as a collection Reserve price: R1400.00 bids welcome Current bid [Dawn @ R1400]

Lot #8/32 The African fish eagle by Leslie Brown. A detailed study of the fish eagle by a leading expert on birds of prey. Cape Town, Purnell, 1980. First South African edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. (ix),168, colour photo-plates, black/white photos, diagrams, tables, maps. Dust jacket slightly rubbed, some browning. Good+ Reserve price: R370.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/33 The birds of prey of Southern Africa colour plates by Claude Gibney Finch-Davies …. text by Dr Alan Kemp. 140 classic colour paintings of birds done in the early 1900s, many not previously published, with detailed text on Southern African birds of prey. Probably the finest bird book produced in South Africa. COPY NO. 433 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 1726 NUMBERED COPIES. Johannesburg, Winchester Press, 1980. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 339, 140 colour plates, portrait. Dust jacket protected by wrap-around plastic, tape-marks on front & back covers (not too bad), previous owner’s name-stamp on end-papers & bottom & top page-edges. Good+ Reserve price: R1400.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/34 A delight of owls: African owls observed by Peter Steyn. Steyn was one of our most knowledgeable ornithologists, with years of research into the 12 species of owls found in Southern Africa. Cape Town, David Philip, 1984. First edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. xiv,(i),159, photos (some colour). Dust jacket a bit rubbed, text browned, previous owner’s details on paste-down, foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R190.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/35 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: R400.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/36 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 size 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: R550.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/37 Hunters of the African sky by Peter Steyn & Graeme Arnott. Steyn was one of the most knowledgeable experts on our birds of prey & his excellent text, is backed up by super colour paintings of birds at rest or flying. More than a field guide, this is a fine art book. Cape Town, Struik Winchester, 1990. First edition. Folio. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. 96, 34 colour plates, black / white illustrations. Dust jacket spine sunned small circular piece out at back, some foxing in the text. Good+ Reserve price: R320.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/38 The canaries, seedeaters and buntings of Southern Africa edited by C.J. Skead …. in collaboration with Jack Vincent, Cecily Niven, G.R. McLachlan & J.M. Winterbottom …. colour plates by C.G. Davies …. black-and-white diagram by P.A. Clancey. The first separate study of the South African species of these genera. Cape Town, CNA, 1960. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Cloth, pp. xiv,152, colour plates By C.G. Finch Davies, and others, maps. Dust jacket protected with plastic, taped to the reverse, previous owner’s details, some light browning. Good+ Reserve price: R450.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/39 The birds of Zimbabwe by Michael P. Stuart Irwin. The standard book on birds of Zimbabwe, with colour paintings by Peter Fogarty.  Salisbury,, Quest Publishing, 1987. Reprint. 8vo. Card covers. Pp. 464, colour plates, photos, maps. Covers creased & rubbed. Good+ Reserve price: R240.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/40 Southern African birds of prey photographs by Peter & Beverly Pickford …. text by Warwick Tarboton. An excellent coffee table size book of photographic studies of birds of prey, with accompanying text by Tarboton. Cape Town, Struik Publishers, 1990. Second impression. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 228, colour photos, diagrams, maps. Dust jacket rubbed, gift inscription on end-paper, foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R160.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/41 The black eagle: a study by Valerie Gargett. Detailed study of this African eagle, with colour paintings by Graeme Arnott, sketches by Robert Davies, colour photos & maps. Johannesburg, Acorn Books, 1990. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 279, illustrations (some colour), tables, maps. Some foxing. VG. Reserve price: R280.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/42 The Aloes of South Africa by Gilbert Westacott Reynolds. The first edition of the major botanical monograph on 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, 77colour plates (photos), black & white photos, facsimiles, maps. Dust jacket has pieces out, is very worn & repaired, end-papers browned, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R660.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/43 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: R700.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/44 The South African acacias by J.D. Carr. A detailed study of South African acacia species. Johannesburg, Conservation Press, 1976. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. Dust jacket. Pp. 323, photos (some colour), illustrations. Dust jacket rubbed & with some tears & chips along top edge, light foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R390.00 bids welcome


Lot #8/45 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: R200.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/46 Trees of the Kruger National Park …. 2 volumes by Piet van Wyk. Standard work on the trees of the Kruger National Park. Cape Town, Purnell, 1972-1974. First editions. Two volumes. 4to. Hardcovers Dust jackets. Colour photos, maps (1 colour). Price-clipped dust jackets rubbed, previous owner’s details on front paste-down, tape-marks on end-papers, foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R1100.00 bids welcome


Lot #8/47 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. Rather interesting, with some fantastic art work. Afrikaans text. Inscribed & signed by Gous Oberholzer. Long out of print, one on the internet @ R2000+ Pretoria, HAUM, 1993. First edition. Folio. Hardcover. Pp. (xxvii),362, illustrations (some colour), tables, map. Covers slightly warped, faint foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R500.00 bids welcome

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A selection of five of Wilbur Smith’s more recent African, adventure novels, all being first editions in the original hardcovers, in rather attractive dust jackets. All published by Macmillan between about 1987 and 2009. The following titles are available. There is some foxing and the splendid dust jackets are slightly rubbed : Monsoon, The seventh scroll, River god, The triumph of the sun and Assegai.



Included in the collection are ten Wilbur Smith paperback “reading ” copies of a further Those in peril, Gold mine, Wilbur Smith’s earlier and more sought after novels. The titles in this selection are:

Lot #8/01“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 bids welcome

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Lot #8/02 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: R360.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/03 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 bids welcome

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Lot #8/04 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: R240.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/05 “Memorandum” of the Mission of the Immaculate Conception …. diary of Venerable Father Joseph Gerard, O.M. at Roma Mission, Lesotho from December 1864 until February 1875 by Father Gerard …. [edited by Marcel Ferragne]. Letters, journals & documents, from the pioneer missionaries stationed at Roma. A fairly basic, cyclostyled production, printed one side of the paper only. Published in the series “Lesotho Documents.” Roma [Lesotho], The Social Centre, (c. 1978). First English language edition. 4to. Printer wrappers. Pp. 136, map. Good+ Reserve price: R230.00 bids welcome 

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Lot #8/06 Alexander Merensky, Dr. Theol.: ein Lebensbild aus der deutschen evangelischen Mission des letzten Jahrhunderts by Hermann Petrich. I have not previously had a copy of this biography of the Berlin missionary, who travelled extensively in the Transvaal for about 40 years in the 1800s. He founded a number of mission stations. He was father of the great geologist, Hans Merensky. German text. SABIB, 3/660 (second column, fourth from top). RARE – only one copy listed. (Berlin [Germany], Verlag der Buchhandlung der Berliner Evangelischen Missionsgesellschaft), (1919). First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 216, engravings, portraits. Spine frayed, cover corners creased, text paper browned, previous owner’s signature on title-page, a few closed margin tears. Good. Reserve price: R500.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/07 Livingstone’s last journey by Sir Reginald Coupland. A revisionist study of Livingstone’s final expedition into Africa, including the part played by H.M. Stanley. Based on previously unavailable source material.  An excellent book on the last years of Livingstone, mainly in Northern Rhodesia & useful companion to Livingstone’s Last journal. London, Collins, 1947. Readers Union edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 271, maps. No dust jacket, covers slightly marked & spine sunned, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R280.00 bids welcome

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Lot #8/08 The 19th century Lutheran Mission in Botswana by Andrea Mignon. Mostly concerned with the history of this Lutheran Mission in Western Transvaal & Botswana, under different tribal peoples. Gaborone, The Botswana Society & the National Archives and Records Services,1996. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (iii),iii,47, black / white photos, portraits, maps. Corners a bit creased. Good+ Reserve price: R180.00 bids welcome

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Lot #8/09 Echt relaas en dagverhaal, wegens den opstand en het afloopen van’t Oost-Indisch Compagnie-Schip Nyenburg …. A story of mutiny & ship sinking in 1763, shortly after stopping at the Cape. Dutch text. Only about 100 copies of this reprint were published. “State Library Reprint” no. 65. Pretoria, The State Library, 1972. Reprint. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (iv),29. VG. Reserve price: R200.00 bids welcomeabout:blankImageUpload an image file, pick one from your media library, or add one with a URL.UploadMedia LibraryInsert from URL

Lot #8/10 Stranding van die São João: Lotgevalle van Manuel de Sepúlveda en sy mede skipbreukelinge aan die suidooskus van Afrika, 1552-1553 by O.J.O. Ferreira. A study of the wreck & survivors of the São João, just north of Port Edward on the east coast. Afrikaans text. Copy no. 4 of an edition of 200 numbered copies, this one inscribed & signed by the author. Jeffreysbaai, Adamastor, 2002. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (viii),68, black / white illustrations, portrait, facsimiles, map. Some light browning. VG. Reserve price: R380.00 bids welcome

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Lot #8/11 Adamastor, gees van die Stormkaap by O.J.O. Ferreira …. met ‘n Afrikaanse verwerking van die Adamastor gedeelte uit Os Lusiadas van Luis de Camões by D.P.M. Botes. An interpretation of the part in the epic poem Lusiadas which recounts the voyage round the Cape, with new Afrikaans translation, as well as an English summary. Copy no. 128 of an edition of 250 numbered copies, this one signed by the author. Pretoria, Privately published, 1995. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (iv),64, black / white illustrations, facsimiles. Slight curling of wrappers. Good+ Reserve price: R330.00 bids welcomeabout:blankImageUpload an image file, pick one from your media library, or add one with a URL.UploadMedia LibraryInsert from URLabout:blankImageUpload an image file, pick one from your media library, or add one with a URL.UploadMedia LibraryInsert from URL

Lot #8/12 South African merchant ships: an illustrated recent history of coasters, colliers, containerships, tugs and other vessels by B.D. Ingpen. A history of South African merchant shipping, particularly since 1910. Cape Town, A.A. Balkema, 1979. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. ix,149, photos, map. Dust jacket frayed & rubbed, light foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R190.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/13 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. Cape Town, Cape Peninsula Publicity Association, 1936. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. 72,  sepia & black / white photos, folding colour map. Good+ Reserve price: R140.00 bids welcome about:blankImageUpload an image file, pick one from your media library, or add one with a URL.UploadMedia LibraryInsert from URLabout:blankImageUpload an image file, pick one from your media library, or add one with a URL.UploadMedia LibraryInsert from URL

Lot #8/14 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: R380.00 bids welcome

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Lot #8/15 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: R470.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/16 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. VG. Reserve price: R270.00 bids welcome




Lot #8/17 Hoe men in Zuid-Afrika fortuin kan maken: betrouwbare gids voor aanstande emigranten …. met ‘n nuwe inleiding [door iemand die lang in de Transvaal gewoond heeft]. A guide to South Africa for Dutch emigrants, with information on the Transvaal & surrounding areas. Dutch text, with new introduction by P.E. Westra in Afrikaans. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY PIET WESTRA. “State Library Reprints” no. 88. Pretoria, State Library, 1980. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. viii,33. Cover title mostly rubbed off, foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R150.00 bids welcome

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Lot #8/18 Das Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Schutzgebiet: Im amtlichen Auflage by Dr. Carl Peters. Peters was a German who believed strongly in political & economic value of the colonies for the parent country. He was instrumental in obtaining Tanzania as a colony for Germany. German text. München, Verlag R. Oldenbourg, 1895. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. Ix,(I),467, black / white plates. Covers slightly rubbed, corners bumped, owner’s label on front end-paper. Calls for three loose maps, but as in all the copies we can find on the internet, the maps are missing. Good. Reserve price: R460.00 bids welcome

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Lot #8/19 Die deutsche Emin Pascha Expedition by Dr. Carl Peters. Rather than a search for the kidnapped Emin Pascha, this was a search for more territory that Peters could claim for Germany. He travelled through much of Tanzania and around Lake Victoria, with a stay in Uganda. German text. Hamburg, Deutscher Kolonial-Verlag, 1907. Volksausgabe. 8vo. Cloth. Pp.(viii),446,(1), frontispiece portrait, folding map. Covers rubbed, owner’s label on front end-paper, which is creased, text pages severely browned, gift inscription on recto of frontispiece. Good. Reserve price: R420.00 bids welcome



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Lot #8/20 Durch Sand, Sumpf und Wald: Missionsreisen in Zentral-Afrika by Franz Xaver Geyer. An account of the extensive travels done in 1912 by the Apostolic Vicar for Central Africa. He travelled extensively down the Nile, through Kenya & in the Congo. There are many photos of the tribal peoples & detailed maps of his routes. German text. Freiburg im Breisgau [Germany], Herder Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1914. New edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xii,555, black / white photos, illustrations, portraits, 9 folding maps. Covers splitting down spine, cover worn, book-plate on paste-down, previous owner’s label on end-paper, signature on title-page, text lightly browned. Fair+ Reserve price: R390.00 bids welcome

A time to die”

Those in peril, Gold mine, When the lion feeds, Shout at the devil,

Th Sunbird, The eye of the tiger. The burning shore,







Lot #8/47 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. Rather interesting, with some fantastic art work. Afrikaans text. Inscribed & signed by Gous Oberholzer. Long out of print, one on the internet @ R2000+ Pretoria, HAUM, 1993. First edition. Folio. Hardcover. Pp. (xxvii),362, illustrations (some colour), tables, map. Covers slightly warped, faint foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R500.00 bids welcome

A selection of five of Wilbur Smith’s more recent African, adventure novels, all being first editions in the original hardcovers, in rather attractive dust jackets. All published by Macmillan between about 1987 and 2009. The following titles are available. There is some foxing and the splendid dust jackets are slightly rubbed : Monsoon, The seventh scroll, River god, The triumph of the sun and Assegai.

Included in the collection are ten Wilbur Smith paperback “reading ” copies of a further Those in peril, Gold mine, Wilbur Smith’s earlier and more sought after novels. The titles in this selection are:

Lot #8/01Nyasaland 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 bids welcome

Lot #8/02 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: R360.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/03 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 bids welcome

Lot #8/04 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: R240.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/05 “Memorandum” of the Mission of the Immaculate Conception …. diary of Venerable Father Joseph Gerard, O.M. at Roma Mission, Lesotho from December 1864 until February 1875 by Father Gerard …. [edited by Marcel Ferragne]. Letters, journals & documents, from the pioneer missionaries stationed at Roma. A fairly basic, cyclostyled production, printed one side of the paper only. Published in the series “Lesotho Documents.” Roma [Lesotho], The Social Centre, (c. 1978). First English language edition. 4to. Printer wrappers. Pp. 136, map. Good+ Reserve price: R230.00 bids welcome 


Lot #8/06 Alexander Merensky, Dr. Theol.: ein Lebensbild aus der deutschen evangelischen Mission des letzten Jahrhunderts by Hermann Petrich. I have not previously had a copy of this biography of the Berlin missionary, who travelled extensively in the Transvaal for about 40 years in the 1800s. He founded a number of mission stations. He was father of the great geologist, Hans Merensky. German text. SABIB, 3/660 (second column, fourth from top). RARE – only one copy listed. (Berlin [Germany], Verlag der Buchhandlung der Berliner Evangelischen Missionsgesellschaft), (1919). First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. 216, engravings, portraits. Spine frayed, cover corners creased, text paper browned, previous owner’s signature on title-page, a few closed margin tears. Good. Reserve price: R500.00 bid [Ben] Bid R600.00 [Jennifer] Current Bid R700 [Ben]

Lot #8/07 Livingstone’s last journey by Sir Reginald Coupland. A revisionist study of Livingstone’s final expedition into Africa, including the part played by H.M. Stanley. Based on previously unavailable source material.  An excellent book on the last years of Livingstone, mainly in Northern Rhodesia & useful companion to Livingstone’s Last journal. London, Collins, 1947. Readers Union edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 271, maps. No dust jacket, covers slightly marked & spine sunned, some foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R280.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/08 The 19th century Lutheran Mission in Botswana by Andrea Mignon. Mostly concerned with the history of this Lutheran Mission in Western Transvaal & Botswana, under different tribal peoples. Gaborone, The Botswana Society & the National Archives and Records Services,1996. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (iii),iii,47, black / white photos, portraits, maps. Corners a bit creased. Good+ Reserve price: R180.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/09 Echt relaas en dagverhaal, wegens den opstand en het afloopen van’t Oost-Indisch Compagnie-Schip Nyenburg …. A story of mutiny & ship sinking in 1763, shortly after stopping at the Cape. Dutch text. Only about 100 copies of this reprint were published. “State Library Reprint” no. 65. Pretoria, The State Library, 1972. Reprint. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (iv),29. VG. Reserve price: R200.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/10 Stranding van die São João: Lotgevalle van Manuel de Sepúlveda en sy mede skipbreukelinge aan die suidooskus van Afrika, 1552-1553 by O.J.O. Ferreira. A study of the wreck & survivors of the São João, just north of Port Edward on the east coast. Afrikaans text. Copy no. 4 of an edition of 200 numbered copies, this one inscribed & signed by the author. Jeffreysbaai, Adamastor, 2002. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (viii),68, black / white illustrations, portrait, facsimiles, map. Some light browning. VG. Reserve price: R380.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/11 Adamastor, gees van die Stormkaap by O.J.O. Ferreira …. met ‘n Afrikaanse verwerking van die Adamastor gedeelte uit Os Lusiadas van Luis de Camões by D.P.M. Botes. An interpretation of the part in the epic poem Lusiadas which recounts the voyage round the Cape, with new Afrikaans translation, as well as an English summary. Copy no. 128 of an edition of 250 numbered copies, this one signed by the author. Pretoria, Privately published, 1995. First edition. 8vo. Printer wrappers. Pp. (iv),64, black / white illustrations, facsimiles. Slight curling of wrappers. Good+ Reserve price: R330.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/12 South African merchant ships: an illustrated recent history of coasters, colliers, containerships, tugs and other vessels by B.D. Ingpen. A history of South African merchant shipping, particularly since 1910. Cape Town, A.A. Balkema, 1979. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Dust jacket. Pp. ix,149, photos, map. Dust jacket frayed & rubbed, light foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R190.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/13 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. Cape Town, Cape Peninsula Publicity Association, 1936. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. 72,  sepia & black / white photos, folding colour map. Good+ Reserve price: R140.00 bids welcome 

Lot #8/14 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: R380.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/15 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: R470.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/16 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. VG. Reserve price: R270.00 bids welcome


Lot #8/17 Hoe men in Zuid-Afrika fortuin kan maken: betrouwbare gids voor aanstande emigranten …. met ‘n nuwe inleiding [door iemand die lang in de Transvaal gewoond heeft]. A guide to South Africa for Dutch emigrants, with information on the Transvaal & surrounding areas. Dutch text, with new introduction by P.E. Westra in Afrikaans. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY PIET WESTRA. “State Library Reprints” no. 88. Pretoria, State Library, 1980. Facsimile reprint. 8vo. Hardcover. Pp. viii,33. Cover title mostly rubbed off, foxing. Good+ Reserve price: R150.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/18 Das Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Schutzgebiet: Im amtlichen Auflage by Dr. Carl Peters. Peters was a German who believed strongly in political & economic value of the colonies for the parent country. He was instrumental in obtaining Tanzania as a colony for Germany. German text. München, Verlag R. Oldenbourg, 1895. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. Ix,(I),467, black / white plates. Covers slightly rubbed, corners bumped, owner’s label on front end-paper. Calls for three loose maps, but as in all the copies we can find on the internet, the maps are missing. Good. Reserve price: R460.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/19 Die deutsche Emin Pascha Expedition by Dr. Carl Peters. Rather than a search for the kidnapped Emin Pascha, this was a search for more territory that Peters could claim for Germany. He travelled through much of Tanzania and around Lake Victoria, with a stay in Uganda. German text. Hamburg, Deutscher Kolonial-Verlag, 1907. Volksausgabe. 8vo. Cloth. Pp.(viii),446,(1), frontispiece portrait, folding map. Covers rubbed, owner’s label on front end-paper, which is creased, text pages severely browned, gift inscription on recto of frontispiece. Good. Reserve price: R420.00 bids welcome

Lot #8/20 Durch Sand, Sumpf und Wald: Missionsreisen in Zentral-Afrika by Franz Xaver Geyer. An account of the extensive travels done in 1912 by the Apostolic Vicar for Central Africa. He travelled extensively down the Nile, through Kenya & in the Congo. There are many photos of the tribal peoples & detailed maps of his routes. German text. Freiburg im Breisgau [Germany], Herder Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1914. New edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xii,555, black / white photos, illustrations, portraits, 9 folding maps. Covers splitting down spine, cover worn, book-plate on paste-down, previous owner’s label on end-paper, signature on title-page, text lightly browned. Fair+ Reserve price: R390.00 bids welcome

A time to die”

Those in peril, Gold mine, When the lion feeds, Shout at the devil,

Th Sunbird, The eye of the tiger. The burning shore,

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