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50 Politieke Prente uit De Burger
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50 Politieke Prente uit De Burger

By Boonzaier, D C

De Nationale Pers, Beperkt, 1916. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Boonzaier, D C. Complete. A comfortably owned copy. The covers have much wear, tear all about. They have scuffing, handling and storage marks. However, they are resolutely assured. The contents are pleasing. The early pages have marks and wear. Still acutely unforgiving in their satire, the contents are comfortable, lightly worn about the edges from handling, clean, clear, fresh-faced, neat, convivial, very confident of target and competence. fk

$250.00

Politieke Prente uit De Burger
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Politieke Prente uit De Burger

By Boonzaier, D C

De Nationale Pers, Beperkt, Kaapstad, 1919. First Edition. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. Boonzaier, D C. Complete. A benign copy. The covers have wear about the edges from handling, storage. The spine too is worn. The covers have some user marks, scuffing. They and the spine are secure and sure. The contents are mild mannered. The early pages have wear, marks; the pages in general have mild evidence of use throughout. The contents are clean, clear, assured, congenial, very confident and competent, keen. fk

$150.00

All The Best : A Selection of Ninety-Six Cartoons, War, Social, Topical and Political, Reproduced by Courtesy of The Natal Daily News
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All The Best : A Selection of Ninety-Six Cartoons, War, Social, Topical and Political, Reproduced by Courtesy of The Natal Daily News

By Leyden

Natal Daily News, Durban, 1940. 2nd Edition83ng. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Leyden, Jock. 96 pages (complete). A comfortably owned copy of this collection of early cartoons by the legendary Jock Leyden who drew cartoons for the Durban Daily News for nearly seventy years! The covers have wear about the edges and the spine. They have scuffing, handling marks. The spine is secure and the covers are sure. The pages are in pleasing condition. They are clean, clear, affable, contented, companionable, acute. fk

$80.00

Monty Wilson's Humorous Native Studies
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Monty Wilson's Humorous Native Studies

E P & Commercial Printing Co., Ltd., Durban, 1941. First Edition. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. Wilson, Monty. Complete. A much owned copy. The covers are worn, torn, scuffed, worn (they are included). The contents are very much of their time. The contents have wear about the edges, some light user creasing, some light handling marks. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, bold, certain, confident of attitude. fk

$40.00

Passing Show Again
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Passing Show Again

By Mervis, Joel

Howard Timmins, Cape Town, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Signed. 165 pages (complete). Signed by Joel Mervis on the title page (dated: 19/3/68). A chipper copy. The dustjacket has some mild scuffing, some mild wear about the edges and seams, some few handling marks. The dj is comfortable and secure. The boards are simple, healthy, sure. The contents are most pleasing. They are comfortable, matey, clean, clear, amiable, fresh. fk

$68.00

I Got a Licence : A New Collection of Cartoons
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I Got a Licence : A New Collection of Cartoons

By Marais, David

Books of Africa (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town, 1962. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Complete. An assured copy. The covers are comfortable. They have light handling marks and some user wear about the spine and edges. However, the spine is fit, the covers healthy. The contents are clean, clear, convivial, mischievous. fk

$38.00

The Humour of Paul Gardner
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The Humour of Paul Gardner

Private, 1970. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 110 pages (complete). A kindly, genial booklet. Please note that the book has been imperfectly trimmed - however, the text and scope of appreciation is unaffected. The card covers are benign, tidy, a little scuffed. The pages are very clean, clear, companionable, affable. fk

$20.00

And the Laity Laughed : A Harvest of Humour from Pulpit and Parish
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And the Laity Laughed : A Harvest of Humour from Pulpit and Parish

By Stokes, C S

R L Esson & Co., Limited, Johannesburg, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 173 pages (complete). A much owned copy. The boards are much worn, marked all about. They are determinedly capable and secure. The contents have aging marks. They are, in general, amiable, convivial, assured, clear and generous of spirit. fk

$40.00

Memoirs of a French Poodle
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Memoirs of a French Poodle

By Masson, Madeleine (ed)

Howard B Timmins, Cape Town, 1955. First Edition. Softcover. Fair/No Jacket. Desmond, Nerine. 20 pages (complete). A much owned copy. The laminated card covers are worn, creased, tanned, comfortable. A newspaper report on the funeral of Brunette du Clos Beausejour is attached to page 2. The contents are much worn. They are foxed and marked. However, they are amiable, friendly, clear, sure, competent, convivial. fk

$30.00

Wittebroodkorsies ... met jêm
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Wittebroodkorsies ... met jêm

By Symington, Johann

LAPA Uitgewers, Pretoria, 2003. First Edition. Paperback. Fair/No Jacket. Mouton, Fred. 192 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A mild, avidly owned copy. The covers are tidy with some light wear about the edges. The contents have evidence of contented use throughout. Despite this light wear, the pages are clean, clear, genial, contented, affable. fk

$28.00

An Immigrant's Guide to South Africa
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An Immigrant's Guide to South Africa

By Wood, Stella A

Central News Agency, Ltd., South Africa, 1950. Softcover. Fair/No Jacket. Hudson, Rex. 63 pages (complete). A much owned copy. The card covers are much worn and marked all about from handling and storage. They are yet secure and sure. There is evidence of much contented use throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are clear, benign, amiable. fk

$8.00

Stubble
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Stubble

By Stokes, C S

Sanctuary Shillings", Cape Town, 1944. Second reprintbsqm. Softcover. Poor/No Jacket. 96 pages (complete). A much worn copy of this fund-raising (for Wartime charities) book of humour. An effusive foreword by the then Crown Prince George of Greece and Denmark (who was in exile in South Africa with his family during the war years). The covers are a little brittle. They are worn, torn, scuffed. They are stoically competent and fit for duty. The last page has been torn (the torn part is included). Otherwise, the pages are benign, placid, clean, clear and tenacious. fk

$10.00

The Life History of an Ostrich
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The Life History of an Ostrich

By Langenhoven, the late C J

The Illustrator, 1953. Softcover. Poor/No Jacket. Pocock, Allan. 25 pages (complete). At some stage the booklet has been subjected to lamentably damp storage conditions. This means that the covers and pages have damp tide-marks. The covers and pages are marked from handling and storage. However, they are affable and kindly. The pages are clear, approachable and competent. fk

$15.00