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  • THE EMPRIE MAKERS: a romance of adventure and war in South Africa by NISBET, Hume
    NISBET, Hume
    THE EMPRIE MAKERS: a romance of adventure and war in South Africa

    Edition: First printing

    London: F.V. White, 1900. Octavo, red cloth titled and with crown in yellow on front cover, spine likewise but in gilt. pp x, 312 + frontispiece illustration. Book just a little leaned, yellowing to text paper; large 1901 pencil ownership on front free endpaper, ink gift inscription on half-tltle leaf; front inner hinge cracked but firm; else a VG copy, attractive. A lost race novel set in South Africa - Amazon women. A very scarce novel by this Scottish author and artist who lived for seven years in Australia, visiting twice again later, and setting a number of his thrillers there. Miller in AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE lists about 40 novels. TROVE locates only one copy of this edition in Australian…

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    London: F.V. White, 1900. Octavo, red cloth titled and with crown in yellow on front cover, spine likewise but in gilt. pp x, 312 + frontispiece illustration. Book just a little leaned, yellowing to text paper; large 1901 pencil ownership on front free endpaper, ink gift inscription on half-tltle leaf; front inner hinge cracked but firm; else a VG copy, attractive. A lost race novel set in South Africa - Amazon women. A very scarce novel by this Scottish author and artist who lived for seven years in Australia, visiting twice again later, and setting a number of his thrillers there. Miller in AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE lists about 40 novels. TROVE locates only one copy of this edition in Australian libraries (UWA), and one copy of the colonial library issue at the State Library of Victoria.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43694
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  • MILLIN, Sarah Gertrude
    THE FIDDLER

    Edition: First printing

    London: Constable, 1929. pp 255, [3, ads], buff cloth lettered and ruled in red. Very fine copy. Blue dust jacket is on exceptionally thin, fragile paper, and has a fingernail-size chip to corner at head of slightly darkened spine; smaller chips to top edge of rear panel; short edge tears; minor rubbing; flap crease; the jacket is otherwise mainly VG, with no lettering lost. Considering the fragility of the jacket, we would presume this book to be most uncommon in a jacket of any sort. A novel set in Portuguese East Africa, by a noted South African author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 20537
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  • CAMPBELL, Roy
    THE FLAMING TERRAPIN

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cape, 1924. Orange boards with tan cloth spine with paper label. Label is tanned, with tiny chips. VG jacketless copy, with publisher's reply postcard laid in. The noted South African poet's first book. Campbell, quite a good poet, translator, and scholar, has been neglected for some years, probably because of his right wing stances (pro-Franco; anti-Bloomsbury; practicing Catholic). He was considered by T. S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas and Edith Sitwell to have been one of the best poets of the period between the First and Second World Wars.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44689
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  • CAMPBELL, Roy
    THE GEORGIAD: a satirical fantasy in verse

    Edition: First printing

    London: Boriswood, 1931. Tall octavo, blue cloth. Light yellowing to endpapers and page edges, covers a little bowed, else fine. Buff dust jacket has splits, nicks, and shallow chips along top edge (a bit too tall for the book); one inch split to top of front spine fold extending horizontally across spine; some neat internal repairs; overall light tanning; rear panel has some foxing, with browing to top two inches; in all, good, but still respectable in appearance, flap price intact, in a plastic protector. A savage attack on Bloomsbury ("intellectuals without intellect"), which Campbell grew to loathe for what he regarded as its sexual inversion, atheism, snobbishness, pessimism, and anti-patriotism. Parsons A6a, this binding. Note: lighter parcel, any…

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    London: Boriswood, 1931. Tall octavo, blue cloth. Light yellowing to endpapers and page edges, covers a little bowed, else fine. Buff dust jacket has splits, nicks, and shallow chips along top edge (a bit too tall for the book); one inch split to top of front spine fold extending horizontally across spine; some neat internal repairs; overall light tanning; rear panel has some foxing, with browing to top two inches; in all, good, but still respectable in appearance, flap price intact, in a plastic protector. A savage attack on Bloomsbury ("intellectuals without intellect"), which Campbell grew to loathe for what he regarded as its sexual inversion, atheism, snobbishness, pessimism, and anti-patriotism. Parsons A6a, this binding. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44690
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  • FARWELL, Byron
    The Great Anglo-Boer War

    New York: Norton, c1990. Fourth printing. pp xiv, 495 + photos. Index, glossary, bibliographjy. Ink owner name at front, very nearly fine othersise.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 44193
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  • LESSING,. Doris
    THE MEMOIRS OF A SURVIVOR

    Edition: First Canadian edition

    Don Mills, Ontario: General Publishing, 1975. Octavo, 182 pp, green boards, blue endpapers. Yellowing to page edges, else fine iin fine jacket. Advance copy fot review with review slip pasted to front free endpaper giving an 11 June publication date.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39266
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  • LESSING, Doris
    THE MEMOIRS OF A SURVIVOR: A Novel

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Knopf, 1975. Octavo, 182 pp, white cloth. Fine copy, no owner names, no fading to the mauve top page edges, in fine jacket. Basis of the film starring Julie Christie.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39010
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  • MARKHAM, Violet R.
    THE SOUTH AFRICAN SCENE

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Smith, Elder, 1913. Red cloth. pp viii, 450, (2, ads). Spine lightly darkened, with mild rubbing at inks; 1914 ink name on half-title page, VG otherwise. Travels, political and social observations.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41771
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  • LESSING,. Doris
    THE SUMMER BEFORE THE DARK

    Edition: Frist printing

    London: Cape, 1973. Grey boards. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41729
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  • CAMPBELL, Roy
    THE WAYZGOOSE: A South African Satire

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Cape, 1928. Squarish octavo, tan cloth. pp 61, (3). Tidy ink owner name at top margin of front free endpaper, with ink date on the other side, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. Author's second book of poetry. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 34688
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  • MDA, Zakes
    THE WHALE CALLER: a novel

    Edition: First Canadian printing

    Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2005. Octavo, card covers (not issued in hardcover). Ink name at front, else fine. A novel of homosexual love set in South Africa by this noted South African author.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 38828
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  • JACOBSON, Dan
    THE ZULU AND THE ZEIDE: short stories

    Edition: First US printing

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1959. Orange boards. Text paper yellowed, as always, else fine. Dust jacket has a bit of spine sunning, small tears, narrow piece clipped from inner bottom edge of front panel, VG otherwise. 15 short stories by the noted Jewish South African writer. A shorter selection was published London, 1958, as A LONG WAY FROM LONDON.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46792
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  • FUGARD, Athol
    THREE PORT ELIZABETH PLAYS: The Blood Knot, Boesmand and Lena, Hello and Goodbye

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Viking, 1974. Cloth and boards. Fine copy. Dust jacket has fading to spine and margins of front and rear panels, else fine. Three plays set in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the author's home town.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41407
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  • CLOETE, Stuart
    TURNING WHEELS

    London: Collins, 1937. First edition of this noted white South African author's first novel, a story of the Great Boer Trek of 1836. Brown cloth, endpaper maps. Spine very slightly sunned, else fine. Jacket has a few edge nicks; white rear panel dust soiled and with 2 inch tear at top internally repaired; very minor rubbing to foot of spine; VG + bright example otherwise. When the English freed the slaves in South Africa in the middle of harvest, the Boer farmers lost their crops, so they mostly pulled up stakes and headed north to found the Orange Free State. Presumed export issue jacket with no flap price and with small Toronto bookstore of the period rubber stamp to botttom of front free endpaper.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 4324
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  • CLOETE, Stuart
    TURNING WHEELS

    London: Collins, 1937. Second printing of this noted white South African author's first novel, a story of the Great Boer Trek of 1836. Brown cloth. Spine very slightly sunned, else fine. Jacket has small corner chip and nick to dust soiled rear panel; quite minor rubbing, crease, to foot of spine; VG+ otherwise. When the English freed the slaves in South Africa in the middle of harvest, the Boer farmers lost their crops, so they mostly pulled up stakes and headed north to found the Orange Free State. Presumed export issue jacket with no flap price. This Oct. second printing dropped the endpaper illustrations found on the Sept. first printing.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46703
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  • SCHREINER, Olive
    UNDINE. With an Introduction by S.C. Cronwright-Schreiner.

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Harper, 1928. Red cloth spine, dark green cloth covers, outer corners tipped in red cloth, pink patterned endpapers. (xviii), 374 pp. Frontispiece portrait and one plate inserted. Light damp stain to lower outer corner of front cover through page xviii; else a good, sound copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 15635
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  • MURRAY, Marischal
    UNION-CASTLE CHRONICLE 1853-1953

    London: Longmans, Green, 1953. Second printing. Blue cloth. pp [2], (xviii), 392 + numerous plates. One line rubber stamp at front, else fine. Dust jacket has very light dust soiling; small faint damp spots to upper spine; else fine. A centennial history of this South African shipping company. Note; 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38988
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  • MPHAHLELE, Ezekiel
    VOICES IN THE WHIRLWIND and other essays

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Hill and Wang, 1972. Green cloth. pp (6), 215. Sunning to extreme edges of covers, yellowing to page edges, else fine in very nearly fine jacket. South African writer resident in the USA.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41398
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  • GRAYDON, William Murray
    WITH BOER AND BRITISHER IN THE TRANSVAAL

    New York: Street and Smith, (c. 1900). Green pictorial cloth stamped in black, white and salmon, green page edges. pp [2], 203, [3]. Spine cloth a little bubbled, with nicks and mild wear to tips, a short wrinkle, delicate white spine lettering flaked but still just readable; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; endpaper foxing; else a VG clean, unworn, and now tight copy. A scarce boy's adventure novel about the Boer War.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 26165
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  • WOMAN AND LABOUR by SCHREINER, Olive
    SCHREINER, Olive
    WOMAN AND LABOUR

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Henry Frowde, 1911. Octavo, dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. (283) pp. Small ink name to front free endpaper; spine very slightly darkened; cheap endpapers browned and offset onto adjacent leaves; else a fine bright copy of this scarce issue, made from sheets of the UK first edition. An important feminist/labour tract by this noted South African author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 679
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