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The Story of Sidbury, 1820-1920

By Slater, Lorna

Marine Litho, Port Elizabeth, 1982. Limited. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. 78 pages plus appendices (complete). Numbered 387 of a limited edition of 600 copies. A genially owned copy. Included: a handwritten receipt and letter (to Frank Bradlow the Africana expert and historian) from the author. The covers have wear, scuffing, marks from storage and handling. They are placid and sure. Within, the frontispage is loose. The contents have light storage wear and marks. The pages are otherwise clean, clear, confident, tidy, certain, diligent, amenable. fk

$45.00

Simon's Town Historical Society Bulletin - Vol III, No 1, January 1965 / Vol III, No 2, July, 1965

Simon's Town Historical Society, 1965. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Two volumes (complete). Manila covers and tape spines. The covers have wear, creases, marks, storage stains. They are comfortable and certain. The front pages of both volumes have some light tanning. The paper trims have some light evidence of use. The pages are tidy, healthy, clean, clear, companionable, diligent, keen. fk

$50.00

Stellenbosch Special Tercentenary Edition 1679-1979 - 300 Years of History: Supplement to The Argus, November 8 1979
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Stellenbosch Special Tercentenary Edition 1679-1979 - 300 Years of History: Supplement to The Argus, November 8 1979

The Argus, Cape Town, 1979. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. 12 pages (complete). A mildly aging copy of this newspaper souvenir supplement. The pages are foxed and tanned from paper quality. They have storage and handling wear about the edges, some bad refolding. The pages are clean, clear, convivial, conscientious, healthy. fk

$10.00

Fish Hoek Valley Historical Association: Out of the Past - Number 1 - 1980
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Fish Hoek Valley Historical Association: Out of the Past - Number 1 - 1980

By Moore, A F (ed)

Fish Hoek Valley Historical Association, 1980. First Edition. Softcover. Fair/No Jacket. Complete. An aged copy. The covers have much wear, marking, tanning. They are heroically secure. The contents are tanned due to paper-quality. However, the pages are clean, clear, tidy, assiduous, keen. fk

$30.00

Souvenir Programme of the Official Opening of the Town Hall, Stellenbosch, on Wednesday, 5th March, 1941 / Soewenier-Program - van die Offisiele Opening van die Stadhuis, Stellenbosch: op Woensdag, 5 Maart 1941
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Souvenir Programme of the Official Opening of the Town Hall, Stellenbosch, on Wednesday, 5th March, 1941 / Soewenier-Program - van die Offisiele Opening van die Stadhuis, Stellenbosch: op Woensdag, 5 Maart 1941

1941. Softcover. Fair/No Jacket. Complete. In English and Afrikaans (on opposing ends). An elderly, passive copy. The covers and contents are foxed, worn throughout. There is wear to the spine, edges. The contents are secure and sure. Nonetheless, they are amiable, clear, certain, assured. fk

$30.00

The Story of Great Brak River
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The Story of Great Brak River

By Franklin, Margaret

C Struik, Cape Town, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 248 pages (complete). Included: a handwritten letter from Margaret Franklin to a reviewer thanking her for a positive review. A benign copy. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing, rubbing all about. It is secure and sure. The boards have very light shelving wear to the edges and corners, they are otherwise healthy and sound. The papertrims have smears of foxing. The contents are placid. There are sprinkles and scraps of foxing here and there throughout, there are some handling marks to the early pages. Overwhelmingly, the contents are contented, clean and clear, certain, tidy. fk

$70.00

Historical Simon'sTown: Vignettes, Reminiscences and Illustrations of the Harbour and Community from the days of the Duttch East India Co. and of the Royal Navy at  The Cape, of its Administrators, Personalities and Buildings with special  notes on Shipwrecks and Navigation
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Historical Simon'sTown: Vignettes, Reminiscences and Illustrations of the Harbour and Community from the days of the Duttch East India Co. and of the Royal Navy at The Cape, of its Administrators, Personalities and Buildings with special notes on Shipwrecks and Navigation

By Brock, BB; Willis, HC

AA Balkema, Cape Town; Simon's Town Historical Society, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 217 pages (complete). A placid copy. Included: a letter from the Simon's Town Historical Society to Mr Frank Bradlow (Cape Town businessman and Africana specialist); a booklet from the Simon's Town Historical Society, 'Martello Tower'; a pamphlet of a one mile walk through the town, 'Welcome to Simon's Town'; a brochure from the Historical Society, 'Brochure 2: Some Buildings Recommended as National Monuments'; brochure: 'Brochure 3: Some Buildings Whose History Warrants a Plaque'; roneod typed sheet: 'Some Dates in Simon's Town's History'; a booklet: 'The Simon's Town Railway'. The dustjacket has some light shelving wear and scuffing. It is comfortable and secure. The blue boards have light shelving wear to the edges and corners. They are otherwise healthy and pleasing. The contents are assured, generous. There are flushes, flurries, spots of foxing. The papertrims have short, few streaks of foxing. The contents are overwhelming pleasing. They are tight, bright, clean and clear, tidy, assiduous, affectionate, proud. Please note that should the book need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk

$45.00

Daubs: Originally compiled by the Kimberley Athenaeum 1915-1917 (Kimberley Africana Library series no 4)

By Ritchie, Kevin

Kimberley Africana Library/ Africana Library Friends, Kimberley, 2000. Limited. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fair. 208 pages (complete). Hand-numbered 193 of a limited edition of 300 copies. An amiable copy. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The dj has scuffing, wear about all edges and corners, some handling and storage rubbing and marks. It is secure and sure. The cream boards are mostlu pleasing and healthy. Pressed gilt titling on the front board and spine (agleam). The contents are in excellent condition. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from anyone connected to the book). The contents are bright, fresh-faced, lively, engaging, clean and clear, generous, genteel, contented and comfortable. fk

$195.00

Grahamstown Historical Society Annals 1971: Vol 1 No 1
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Grahamstown Historical Society Annals 1971: Vol 1 No 1

By Gledhill, Eily; McDonald, Lena (Eds); Maxwell, M A; Hewson, L A; Benyon, John; Rainier, Margaret; Nuttal, Michael; Eksteen, J P G; McDowall, M; Norton, E R; Hunt, Keith

Grahamstown Historical Society, 1971. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 48 pages (complete). A benign copy. The covers have some storage spots, light wear and marks. They are even yet, secure and sure. The contents are clean, clear, diligent, eager, competent, certain, generous of spirit. fk

$30.00

History of the Kimberley Club
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History of the Kimberley Club

By Warner, Constance

Kimberley Club, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 190 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. From the library of the Edna and Frank Bradlow (Africana specialists and collectors). Included: "A short address by Mr A S Hall, President of the Kimberley Historical Society on the occasion of a Dinner given to members of the Johannesburg Historical Society at the Kimberley Club on Friday, 6th April 1973" (a smart copy). The red boards of the book have some mild wear, minor damp marks, scuffing and corner knocks. They are otherwise steady and sure. The contents have shallow storage wear to the top corners. Otherwise, the contents are clean, clear, convivial, conscientious, contented. fk

$15.00

East London Centenary 1848-1948 Official Souvenir Brochure

Centenary Executive Committee, East London, South Africa, 1948. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 200 copies (complete). A benign copy. The covers are scuffed, rubbed, marked by handling and storage. There is wear to all corners, edges, seams. The covers are secure and comfortable. The contents are pleasing. Whilst the edges and corners have wear from use, the pages are clean, clear, assiduous, agreeable, genial, companionable. fk

$75.00

Half-eeufees-Gedenkboek van die Ned. Geref. Gemeente Douglas 1897-1947

By van Vreeden, B F (compiler)

Douglas Ned Geref Kerk, 1947. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 62 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A comfortable copy. The card covers have wear, scuffing, handling and storage marks. They are certain and sure. The contents are pleasing. They are healthy, clean, clear, convivial, tidy, companionable. fk

$28.00

Commemoration Ode - Pietermaritzburg Centenary 1838-1938

By Petrie, A

Natal Witness, Pietermaritzburg, 1938. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Complete. Short souvenir booklet containing the Ode only. The covers of this copy are a little scuffed, marked from handling and storage. They are secure. The contents are neat, very clean and clear, certain, convivial. fk

$28.00

Commemoration Ode - Pietermaritzburg Centenary 1838-1938

By Petrie, A

Natal Witness, Pietermaritzburg, 1938. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Complete. Short souvenir booklet containing the Ode only. The covers of this copy are a little scuffed, marked from handling and storage. They are secure. The contents are neat, very clean and clear, certain, convivial. fk

$28.00

Petrusville Eeufees-Gedenkalbum 1881-1981
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Petrusville Eeufees-Gedenkalbum 1881-1981

By van der Merwe, PJJ (Ed)

Petrusville Eeufeeskomitee, 1981. Hardcover. Good/Poor. 168 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. The dustjacket has much wear, tear. The back cover is stuck to the boards. The dj is scuffed, marked. It is resolutely secure. The front cover has residue marks from the dustjacket. Otherwise, the boards are steady and sure. The contents are loyally careful, diligent, clean, clear, benevolent, affectionate, assured. fk

$50.00

Gedenkalbum van die Oranje-Vrystaat / Souvenir Album of the Orange Free State
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Gedenkalbum van die Oranje-Vrystaat / Souvenir Album of the Orange Free State

By Oberholster, JJ ; Schoor, MCE van ; Maree, AJH

Free State Centenary Central Committee, Bloemfontein, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Complete. In English and Afrikaans. A placid copy. The green boards have shelving wear about the edges, corners and seams. They are scuffed, a little marked from handling and storage. They are steady and sure. The contents have evidence of avid use throughout. The pages have light user wear and creasing, but are by far, clean, clear, civic, contented, certain, benevolent. fk

$18.00

The Parktown Collection : 1892-1992
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The Parktown Collection : 1892-1992

By Janks, Arthur ; Saul, Daphne ; Norwich, Oscar ; Bronstein, Larna ; Cunningham, Anna ; Radford, Dennis ; Martin, Marilyn ; Fajans, George ; Bird, Flo ; Syme-Grant, David ; Graham, Cecil ; Viglieno, Elito ; Freeland, Malcolm ; Green, Nola ; Roux, Glynton le

Johannesburg Historical Foundation / Parktown Westcliffe Heritage Trust, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Folder (with Velcro clasp) containing biographical and historical blads and monographs about the Johannesburg areas of Parktown and Westcliff. 27 of 28 biographies and intimate house histories: no. 6 is missing; 2 copies of no. 17; 2 versions of no. 21. Number A5 has user creases. A brochure for Sunnyside House within which are included: a centenary commemorative menu for Sunnyside Park; brochures for Heritage Weekends for 1987; 1989; 1990 (2 copies); 1991 (2 copies); 1995; 1996: some of these have evidence of contented use. The folder/ cahier is smart, healthy. The contents are pleasingly comfortable, clean, clear, healthy. fk

$100.00

Old Times and Odd Corners (Port Elizabeth Series)
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Old Times and Odd Corners (Port Elizabeth Series)

By Chase, John Centlivres

Historical Society of Port Elizabeth and Walmer, 1969. Limited. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 9 pages (complete). Numbered 355 of a limited edition of 500 copies. A benign copy of this facsimile reprint. The covers are tidy, agreeable, healthy. The contents have some very mild smears of foxing to the frontispage and edges of some pages. Otherwise, the contents are pleasing. They are clean, clear, certain, diligent, confident. fk

$40.00

The Chronicle of Lodge Southern Cross No 398 On The Roll of The Grand Lodge of Scotland 1860 to 1981
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The Chronicle of Lodge Southern Cross No 398 On The Roll of The Grand Lodge of Scotland 1860 to 1981

By Wilson, K J

Lodge Southern Cross, Cape Town, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 124 pages (complete). A most smart copy. Inscribed: "For Dr. Frank Bradlow from Ken Wilson - October 1982" on the frontispage. The book is housed a card slipcase (healthy). Cloth covered boards with pressed gilt titling. The boards are handsome, healthy. The contents are in immaculate condition. They are tight, bright, fresh, clean, clear - as if new throughout! fk

$80.00

Timber and Tides : The Story of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay
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Timber and Tides : The Story of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay

By Tapson, Winifred

General Litho Ltd., Johannesburg, 1963. Reprint and revised. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Dixon, Leng ; McDonough, John. Signed. 192 pages (complete). A benign copy of this engaging history of the ravishing Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Inscribed and signed by Winifred Tapson, to Frank and Edna Bradlow (dated: Leisure Isle, 2 July 1964). Tapson also signed the title page (dated: Leisure Isle, 1964). Included: a tear-sheet from the Eastern Province Herald (dated: Friday, September 24, 1965) about the Knysna region. The dustjacket has general wear and scuffing and marks from handling and storage. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are placid, healthy, sure. The contents are very mildly aged. The front pastedown has an ex-libris plate from the Bradlows (Africana collectors and much sought after experts). The front and end papers are tanned. The contents are pleasing. They are benign, clean, clear, convivial, companionable, generous. fk

$50.00

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