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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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  • JOURNAL OF TRAVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA; among the Hottentot and other tribes; in the years 1812, 1813, and 1814. Abridged by the author by CAMPBELL, John
    CAMPBELL, John
    JOURNAL OF TRAVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA; among the Hottentot and other tribes; in the years 1812, 1813, and 1814. Abridged by the author

    London: Religious Tract Society, 1835. 16mo. pp vi, 228, (2). Woodcut vignette illustrations in text, vignette title illustration that appears as a frontispiece in the 1834 edition. Bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, unlettered spine with raised bands, sprinkled page edges. Ink gift inscriotion inside front cover (Edingburgh, 1846); light soiling and foxing to title page and occasionally in text, brown spot to page 130, but text still readable beneath; bit of rubbing to spine ends and outer corners; else a VG tight copy, neither joints nor hinges cracked. First published in 1815 as TRAVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA. For the 1834 second edition, abridged and revised, Rev. Campbell took out some irrelevant and fanciful material which appeared…

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    London: Religious Tract Society, 1835. 16mo. pp vi, 228, (2). Woodcut vignette illustrations in text, vignette title illustration that appears as a frontispiece in the 1834 edition. Bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, unlettered spine with raised bands, sprinkled page edges. Ink gift inscriotion inside front cover (Edingburgh, 1846); light soiling and foxing to title page and occasionally in text, brown spot to page 130, but text still readable beneath; bit of rubbing to spine ends and outer corners; else a VG tight copy, neither joints nor hinges cracked. First published in 1815 as TRAVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA. For the 1834 second edition, abridged and revised, Rev. Campbell took out some irrelevant and fanciful material which appeared in the first edition. The self-publihed first edition is rare; there was a corrected edition also in 1815 that is more common. Campbell was sent out by The Missionary Society.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38499
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  • MILLIN, Sarah Gertrude
    KING OF THE BASTARDS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Heinemann, 1950. x, 339, [3] pp. Burgundy cloth stamped in red. Glue remains on rear pastedown, very minor red rubber stamping on rear free endpaper, otherwise a near fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has small chips at spine tips and flap corners, else very good, flap price intact. An historical novel of Coenraad Buys, set in late 18th century, early 19th century, South Africa.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 20540
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  • HOPE, Christopher
    KRUGER'S ALP (signed proof)

    Edition: First printing

    London: Heinemann, 1984. Advance uncorrected proof, signed by the author on the front wrapper. Clear plastic front cover, unfinished card rear cover, black cloth backstrip. Half inch tear to lower inner corner of front cover, light yellowing to page edges, just a mite leaned, else fine. Third novel of this lauded South African writer. The unorthodox, somewhat crude format of this proof suggests an even smaller print run than normal for such things.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 7790
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  • LIST OF CASUALTIES IN SOUTH AFRICAN FIELD FORCE, From 11th October, 1899, to 20th March, 1900.

    Oaklands, Essex: Oaklands, 1972. Folio, burgandy buckram gilt lettered. Over 700 pages. Glue residue to front pastedown from removed label; covers have soft bruises to outer corners; book leaned; very nearly fine otherwise. A facsimile reprint with a new foreword by M.G. Hibbard. "I believe that this re-issue...will become a 'must' for the serious collector of Boer War Medals, for not only will it provide a ready reference to the casualties sustained by the British side in any nation, but it will help to give a medal its rightful recognition. Never in the history of medal collecting has it been so important to identify whether the recipient was a casualty."- from the foreword. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 13088
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  • LONDON TO LADYSMITH Via Pretoria by CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer
    CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer
    LONDON TO LADYSMITH Via Pretoria

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Copp, Clark, 1900. Octavo, tan pictorial cloth stamped in red and black. pp (xiv), 496 + folding frontispiece map and two other folding maps; 5 maps & plans in text. Spine only very lightly darkened, with red fleur-de-lys device sunned; two tiny brown spots on rear cover; neat ink private owner name at top margin of front free endpaper; frontispiece map creased at fore edge; front free endpaper and early leaves show an indentation from the frontispiece map; else a fine, bright and tight, unusually nice copy of WSC's 4th book. Cohen A.4.3.a. Made from either sheets or plates of the 1900 US edition, though the binding is different (similar, but not exactly the same, as the UK…

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    Toronto: Copp, Clark, 1900. Octavo, tan pictorial cloth stamped in red and black. pp (xiv), 496 + folding frontispiece map and two other folding maps; 5 maps & plans in text. Spine only very lightly darkened, with red fleur-de-lys device sunned; two tiny brown spots on rear cover; neat ink private owner name at top margin of front free endpaper; frontispiece map creased at fore edge; front free endpaper and early leaves show an indentation from the frontispiece map; else a fine, bright and tight, unusually nice copy of WSC's 4th book. Cohen A.4.3.a. Made from either sheets or plates of the 1900 US edition, though the binding is different (similar, but not exactly the same, as the UK edition). This Canadian issue is scarcer than either the UK or US editions.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 28403
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  • NKOSI, Lewis
    MATING BIRDS

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986. Blue boards. Fine in very nearly fine jacket. A first novel by this South African writer.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41472
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  • FURST, Ruth & Ann Scott (Oliver Schreiner)
    OLIVE SCHREINER

    Edition: First edition

    New York: Schocken Books, 1980. pp 383 + illustrations. Index. Slight yellowing to page edges, else fine in VG price-clipped jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50865
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  • Miller, Carman
    Painting the Map Red: Canada and the South African War, 1899-1902 (Canadian War Museum Historical Publication ; No. 28)

    Edition: First printing

    Montreal & Kingston: Canadian War Museum / McGill-Queen's University Press, 1993. Green cloth, endpaper maps. pp 541 + photos. Index. Ink owner name, else fine in fine jacket. Canadian War Museum Historical Publication, 28. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48075
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  • CAMPBELL, Roy
    POMEGRANATES: A Poem. With drawings by James Boswell

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Boriswood, 1932. Octavo, pink card covers. pp (14), (2). One colour illustration. Tidy ink owner name (date on other side) at top of first (blank) leaf; tape stains to first and last leaf; front cover curled at fore edge; vertical crease to rear cover; in all just good, but clean and unworn. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 34666
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  • VAN DER POST, Laurens
    RACE PREJUDICE AS SELF REJECTION: an inquiry into the psychological and spiritual aspects of group conflicts

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: The Workshop for Cultural Democracy, 1957. Octavo, 29 pp, stapled, in grey card covers printed in red. Light yellowing along inner margins of covers, two small and very light tan spots on front cover, else fine. "Compiled and edited from his speeches in New York, December, 1956, by Nathan Sherman, Publisher, The Blackmore Press; Martha Jaeger, Friends Conference on Religion and Phychology [sic]; Roger Lyons, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace". Two page Introduction by Richard Sherman. "In some way, we must come to terms with the rejected aspects of our lives, or the result will be another disaster. Unless we do this, we will continue to project our own self-rejection onto the life around us. We will…

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    New York: The Workshop for Cultural Democracy, 1957. Octavo, 29 pp, stapled, in grey card covers printed in red. Light yellowing along inner margins of covers, two small and very light tan spots on front cover, else fine. "Compiled and edited from his speeches in New York, December, 1956, by Nathan Sherman, Publisher, The Blackmore Press; Martha Jaeger, Friends Conference on Religion and Phychology [sic]; Roger Lyons, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace". Two page Introduction by Richard Sherman. "In some way, we must come to terms with the rejected aspects of our lives, or the result will be another disaster. Unless we do this, we will continue to project our own self-rejection onto the life around us. We will continue to blame other persons, societies, nations and races for that in ourselves which we fear. This projected animosity, multiplied among us, leads to the strife that ends in hate, violence and, eventually, to war." - Introduction. An uncommon pamphlet, the outcome of the noted Afrikaaner author's first visit to America. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47724
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  • MPHAHLELE, Es'kia
    RENEWAL TIME

    Edition: First UK printing

    London and Columbia, Louisiana: Readers International, 1988. Octavo, yellow boards. pp (4), 215, [1], (4, ads). Light yellowing to text paper, as always, else fine. Light sunning to the yellow spine lettering, else ine. Review copy with sheet laid in. This South African's first collection of stories to be published outside of Africa.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38820
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  • SCOTT, Michael
    SHADOW OVER AFRICA. With an introduction by Tom Driberg, M.P.

    London: The Union of Democratic Control, 1950. Second edition, enlarged (adds the appendix). Octavo, 24, (2, appendix), stapled in paper covers. Pencil name at top of front cover, soft corner creases in text, rubber stamp on rear cover of Fellowship of Reconstruction, Vancouver, BC, VG otherwise. "The great document which is banned in South Africa". - cover. The Rev. Michael Scott, a South Afican Anglican priest, beginning in the 1940s fought against apartheid, becoming the first white man to be jailed for violating the SA racial laws. H was prominent in the Nambibian War of Independence and in later life a friend of Bertrand Russell, with whom he co-founded The Committee of 100 in 1960 (it was formed to…

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    London: The Union of Democratic Control, 1950. Second edition, enlarged (adds the appendix). Octavo, 24, (2, appendix), stapled in paper covers. Pencil name at top of front cover, soft corner creases in text, rubber stamp on rear cover of Fellowship of Reconstruction, Vancouver, BC, VG otherwise. "The great document which is banned in South Africa". - cover. The Rev. Michael Scott, a South Afican Anglican priest, beginning in the 1940s fought against apartheid, becoming the first white man to be jailed for violating the SA racial laws. H was prominent in the Nambibian War of Independence and in later life a friend of Bertrand Russell, with whom he co-founded The Committee of 100 in 1960 (it was formed to resist nuclear weapons). Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47019
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  • BREYTENBACH, Breyten
    SINKING SHIP BLUES

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto (Oakville): Oasis, 1977. Squarish 12mo, yellow card covers, blue card fly leaves. (74), [2] pp, printed on light tan paper stock. Illustrations by the author. A particularly fine copy, complete with the original plain tissue wrapper. The scarce FIRST BOOK of this dissendent Afrikaaner South African writer who was in prison at time of publication. 26 poems translated from the Afrikaans into English by Andre P. Brink and others. Cover design by the publisher Ludwig Zeller. Introductory note by Laurens Vancrevel and introductory poem "The Freedom Train" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 23470
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  • GORDIMER, Nadine
    SIX FEET OF THE COUNTY: fifteen short stories

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1956. White cloth and green boards. Private bookplate on front free endpaper; light yellowing to fore edges; soft vertical ridge to spine; else fine. Jacket has very small corner chips at head of spine, rear panel very lightly yellowed, else fine, flap price intact. Author's fifth book, stories mostly set in her Native South Africa.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41827
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  • GORDIMER, Nadine
    SOMETHING OUT THERE

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cape, 1984. Maroon boards. Fine in fine jacket. A novella and short stories by the South African Nobel Laureate.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43206
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  • STARKE, Roland
    SOMETHING SOFT and other stories

    Edition: First printing

    London: Faber, 1968. Orange cloth. Fine copy. Colourful price-clipped jacket shows light yellowing to white spine lettering, rear panel very lightly soiled, VG + otherwise. Five novellas by a gifted South African writer.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46681
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  • MTSHALI, Oswald Mbuyiseni
    SOUNDS OF A COWHIDE DRUM. Poems. Foreword by Nadine Gordimer.

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: The Third Press / Joseph Okpaku Publishing Company, 1972. Orange cloth. pp (xvi), 79. Bit of sunning to foot of spine and adjacent front cover, else fine. Jacket has one tiny chip; orange spine lettering sunned to grey; tear to rear panel neatly repaired; VG otherwise.. Gordimer foreword occupies pp xi-xv. South African author's first book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 977
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