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  • SIBSON, Francis H.
    A BREEZE FROM THE BACKVELD

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Noel Doublas, 1926. Black cloth spine gilt lettered and light brown boards. 259 pp. Endpaper tanning from binding; partial cracks to inner hinges neatly repaired; 1/4 inch tear to top edge of front free endpaper; foxing to bottom page edges; else a VG, unopened jacketless copy. A collection of tales and sketches of South Africa. Three of his titles are in Bleiler, but not this one. Scarce.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 20252
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  • LESSING, Doris
    A MAN AND TWO WOMEN.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macgibbon & Kee, 1963. Octavo, 304 pp, blue boards. Sticker stain to upper inner front pastedown, light yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Price-clipped dust jacket has light rubbing; light dust soiling to rear panel; ring stain to front panel noticable only with a close look; VG+ otherwise, still attractive. A collection of short stories. Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 20665
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  • Lessing, Doris
    A MAN AND TWO WOMEN

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macgibbon & Kee, 1963. Octavo, 304 pp. Blue boards. Light foxing to top page edges; Canadian distributor's name and Canadian price indicated in ink to upper inner corner of rear pastedown (the copy was owned by a book reviewer), else fine, no owner names. Price-clipped dust jacket shows yellowing to white spine lettering; light soiling to white rear panel; creases to foot of spine; 1 cm nick to upper inner corner of front panel; else VG, attractive. A collection of short stories. Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 18716
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  • Barnett, Ursula A.
    A Vision of Order : A Study of Black South African Literature in English (1914-1980)

    Edition: First Edition

    London / Amherst: Sinclair Browne / University of Massachusetts, 1983. Octavo, brown boards. pp 336. Fine copy, no owner marks. Pink dust jacket has spine sunning, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38823
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  • SEELY, J.E.B., Major-General The Rt. Hon. (John Edward Bernard Seely, Baron Mottistone, 1868-1947)
    ADVENTURE...

    London: Heinemann, 1933. Fourth printing. Red cloth. pp (18), 326 + plates. Index. Spine a little sunned with nicks, short tear, at ends, ink owner inscriptions at front, a few small light spots to front cover, good clean and tight jacketless copy otherwise. His military experiences before and during the Great War and including the Boer War. Seely commanded the Canadian Cavalry Brigade from its formation in Jan. 1915 until May 1918.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44490
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  • MILLIN, Sarah Gertrude
    AN ARTIST IN THE FAMILY

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1928. Octavo, light blue cloth. Spine lightly sunned, minor foxing to page edges, else a VG+ jacketless copy, no owner names. A scarce issue, made from sheets of the London first edition, with a cancel title leaf. A novel by the noted South African writer.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35809
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  • Warwick, Peter
    Black People and the South African War 1899-1902 (African Studies)

    Edition: First Edition

    Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004. The paper issue. pp xiv, 226. Index, bibliography, notes. Ink owner name at front, else fine. "The South African War was a costly and bitterly contested struggle. It was fought in a region populated by five million people, four million of whom were black. This is the first history of the war to focus upon the wartime experiences of black people, and to examine the war in the context of a complex and rapidly changing colonial society increasingly shaped, but not yet transformed, by mining capital. " - cover

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 44094
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  • Trew, Peter
    Boer War Generals

    England: Wren's Park, 2001. Reprint of the 1999 Sutton edition. 274 pp + plates. Bibliography, index, maps in text.. Roberts; Kitchener; Buller; Botha; de Wet; de la Rey and Smuts. Ink owner name at front, else fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44521
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  • KICHWA, Morena (pseud. of Harold Head)
    BUSHMAN'S BREW

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Goathair Press, 1974. pp [36], unpaged, stapled in black and white card covers. Copy for review with sheet laid in. Very small abrasion to upper outer corner of front cover, else fine. First book, a collection of poetry by this South Afican exile, who George Elliott Clarke reckons was the first Africa-born literary author to publish in Canada. Scarce book. Note: light parcel, any default postage rate will be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 42040
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  • KICHWA, Morena (pseud. of Harold Head)
    BUSHMAN'S BREW

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Goathair Press, 1974. pp [36], unpaged, stapled in black and white card covers. Fine copy. First book, a collection of poetry by this South Afican exile, who George Elliott Clarke reckons was the first Africa-born literary author to publish in Canada. Scarce book. Note: light parcel, any default postage rate will be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 42041
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  • PATON, Alan
    DEBBIE GO HOME. Stories.

    London: Cape, 1962. Fourth printing (first was May, 1961). Light brown boards. Fine in fine jacket. Uncommon collection by the noted South African author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 8716
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  • LESSING, Doris
    DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENTAL AGENTS IN THE VOLYEN EMPIRE

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cape, 1983. Octavo, 178 pp. Dark blue boards. Ink gift inscription on front fly leaf; small tan spot to lower fore edges, fine, in fine, price-clipped jacket. The final novel in the Canopus in Argos sequence. Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39265
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  • NDEBELE, Njabulo
    FOOLS and other stories

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Readers International, 1986. Blue boards. Text paper yellowed, as always, else fine. Dust jacket has faded spine, creased tear to upper inner corner of front panel, VG otherwise. Won the 1984 NOMA Award. South African author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41444
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  • ROBERTS, Field-Marshal Lord, of Kandahar (Frederick Sleigh Roberts)
    FORTY-ONE YEARS IN INDIA from subaltern to Commander-in Chief...

    London: Macmillan, 1900. New edition in one volume (first edition was in 1897). Red cloth. pp (xxiii), 601, [1], (2, ads) + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 43 other plates including folding maps. Spine lightly sunned, with short tears at foot neatly repaired; page edges yellowed; VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. "Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts VC, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, KStJ, VD, PC (30 September 1832 – 14 November 1914) was a British soldier who was one of the most successful commanders of the 19th century. He served in the Indian rebellion, the Expedition to Abyssinia and the Second Anglo-Afghan War before leading British Forces to success in…

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    London: Macmillan, 1900. New edition in one volume (first edition was in 1897). Red cloth. pp (xxiii), 601, [1], (2, ads) + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 43 other plates including folding maps. Spine lightly sunned, with short tears at foot neatly repaired; page edges yellowed; VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. "Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts VC, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, KStJ, VD, PC (30 September 1832 – 14 November 1914) was a British soldier who was one of the most successful commanders of the 19th century. He served in the Indian rebellion, the Expedition to Abyssinia and the Second Anglo-Afghan War before leading British Forces to success in the Second Boer War. He also became the last Commander-in-Chief of the Forces before the post was abolished in 1904." - Wikipedia. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

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    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44812
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  • ESSOP, Ahmed
    HAJJI MUSA and the Hindu Fire-walker

    Edition: First UK edition

    London & New York: Readers International, 1988. Black boards. Review copy with slip laid in. Text paper tanned, as always, else fine. Dust jacket has slight spine sunning, else fine. Short stories of Johanessburg's Indian community by this South Arican writer.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41453
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  • EVANS, David S., Terence J. Deeming, Betty Hall Evans, and Stephen Goldfarb, editors (Sir John Herschel)
    HERSCHAL AT THE CAPE: diaries and reminscences of Sir John Herschel, 1834-1838

    Edition: First printing

    Austin: University of Texas Press, 1969. Green cloth, green endpapers. pp (xxxviii), 398 + 20 plates on text paper; 13 figures and 2 maps in text. Bump to upper outer corners of covers, sunning to the green top page edges, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has small tears and very small tears, two inch split to rear flap fold, rubbing to foot of spine and flap folds; good or a bit better. The first volume in the Humanities. Research Center History of Science Series. Besides his astronomical observations at the Cape of Good Hope, the diaries contain personal matter, gossip, natural history, travel, politics, and more. Sir John was one of the founders of the astronomy of the Southern Hemisphere. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be requried.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39098
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  • HILDA'S DIARY OF A CAPE HOUSEKEEPER. Second thousand by DUCKITT, Hildagonda J. (1840-1905)
    DUCKITT, Hildagonda J. (1840-1905)
    HILDA'S DIARY OF A CAPE HOUSEKEEPER. Second thousand

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1902. Second printing, same year as the first. Original pink cloth lettered in red, black endpapers. pp [12, including frontispiece illustration of her home, Groote Poste), (302), (2, ads). Sleeve for pencil at rear fore edge (original long gone, of course, but we have supplied another). Illustration on p 274 showing how to kill a crab humanely. Once the property of one Ivy Roberts, who has written her name large in black ink on the front cover and smaller in the top margin of the title page. Ms Roberts has also written a recipe in ink on the blank page 80 and in pencil on p. 77 (blank leaves are provided after each month's text…

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    London: Chapman & Hall, 1902. Second printing, same year as the first. Original pink cloth lettered in red, black endpapers. pp [12, including frontispiece illustration of her home, Groote Poste), (302), (2, ads). Sleeve for pencil at rear fore edge (original long gone, of course, but we have supplied another). Illustration on p 274 showing how to kill a crab humanely. Once the property of one Ivy Roberts, who has written her name large in black ink on the front cover and smaller in the top margin of the title page. Ms Roberts has also written a recipe in ink on the blank page 80 and in pencil on p. 77 (blank leaves are provided after each month's text for this purpose; spine lightly darkened with almost all of the red lettering rubbed away, two inch cloth tear to lower rear joint neatly repaired; large soil spots to covers, with cloth bubbling from damp to lower front cover; ink later owner name on front fly leaf; cracks to inner hinges neatly repaired; a large chunk torn from the fore margin of the rear endpaper has been neatly replaced with rice paper and coloured to match the endpaper; yellowing to page edges; occasional small soil spots in text but the large majority of the text is clean; in all, only a fair to good copy of this South African cookery and domestic economy classic, reprinted in facsimile by Macmillan in 1978. A sequel to her "Hilda's 'Where Is It?' of Recipes" (1891), which the Dictionary of South African Biography describes as "the first attempt to compile a recipe book for South Africans and to include traditional recipes from all the racial groups at the Cape'. Dictionary of South African biography' describes "Hilda's "Where is it'" of recipes' as "the first attempt to compile a recipe book for South Africans and to include traditional recipes from all the racial groups at the Cape'. Miss Duckitt has been called "The Mrs. Beeton of South Africa". The present month is arranged by months and contains not just recipes but notes on housekeeping. The only early printings were the two 1902 printings totaling only 2000 copies, which accounts for it being a scarce book today. A cornerstone of an African cookery collection.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38550
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  • WOOD, T. Martin
    ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF FLEMISH AND DUTCH PAINTINGS. With Introduction and Biographical Notes by T. Martin Wood (cover title: The Max Michaelis Gift to the Union of South Africa)

    London: William Clowes & Son, Printers, 1913. Original blue paper covers. pp (67) + one leaf (Recent Acquisitions, 1932) tipped in after p. 8 + numerous b&w plates. Spine hand-lettered "Max Michaelis Gallery", covers sunned at spine and marging; chips and tears at spine tips neatly repaired; front cover has tidy ink owner name at top, small chip and damp spot to lower outer corner; short tear to top margin of first leaf; a few ink annotations to the tipped-in leaf; corner crease and mild soiling to rear cover; in all, a good, clean copy, tight in the binding. The gallery was at The Old Town House, Cape Town.

    Condition: Book: Good, Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 32521
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  • Lessing, Doris
    IN PURSUIT OF THE ENGLISH. A Documentary.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macgibbon & Kee, 1960. Octavo, 239 pp. Black boards. Light yellowing to page edges and front free endpaper, else fine, no owner names. Pale blue jacket has slight sunning to spine, with red portions turned to yellow; similar sunning to top of front panel; white rear panel lightly dust soiled, tanned; half inch edge tear to front panel; VG+ otherwise, with no chips or clips. Autobiographical writings covering her emigration from South Africa and her first few years in England. Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 7480
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  • JOURNAL OF A RESIDENCE AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE; with Excursions into the Interior, and Notes on the Natural History, and the Native Tribes by BUNBURY, Charles J.F.
    BUNBURY, Charles J.F.
    JOURNAL OF A RESIDENCE AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE; with Excursions into the Interior, and Notes on the Natural History, and the Native Tribes

    Edition: First edition

    London: John Murray, 1848. Original green cloth. pp xii, 297, (3, ads) + wood-engraved frontispiece and four other plates. From the library of the Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet, so designated on front cover by hand in ink "Signet Library" and also on front pastedown with shelf label. Spine a bit worn at ends, with cloth split to rear joint neatly repaired and two small chips to joints just below centre; wear to one outer corner neatly repaired; neat internal repairs to separations in text; occasional mild text soiling; a little leaned; in all, a good copy, now tight in the binding, text unworn, and looking better than it sounds. An important work on South Africa, with extensive observations…

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    London: John Murray, 1848. Original green cloth. pp xii, 297, (3, ads) + wood-engraved frontispiece and four other plates. From the library of the Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet, so designated on front cover by hand in ink "Signet Library" and also on front pastedown with shelf label. Spine a bit worn at ends, with cloth split to rear joint neatly repaired and two small chips to joints just below centre; wear to one outer corner neatly repaired; neat internal repairs to separations in text; occasional mild text soiling; a little leaned; in all, a good copy, now tight in the binding, text unworn, and looking better than it sounds. An important work on South Africa, with extensive observations on the botany of the region, and an account of the Great Trek of the Boers, then underway. The Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet is a private society of Scottish solicitors, dating back to 1594 and part of the College of Justice. Writers to the Signet originally had special privileges in relation to the drawing up of documents which required to be signeted, but these have since disappeared and the Society is now an independent, non-regulatory association of solicitors. The Society maintains the Category A listed Signet Library, part of the Parliament House complex in Edinburgh, and members of the Society are entitled to the postnominal letters WS." - Wiklipedia. "Sir Charles James Fox Bunbury, 8th Baronet, FRS (4 February 1809 -18 June 1886) was an English naturalist....He was a keen botanist and geologist with a particular interest in paleobotany. He collected plant specimens on expeditions to South America in 1833 and South Africa in 1838. He also accompanied his great friend Sir Charles Lyell, the geologist, on an expedition to Madeira. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1851." - Wikipedia.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50676
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