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Vir Vryheid en vir Reg

By Kemp, Generaal J C G

Nasionale Pers, Beperkt, 1946. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 476 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. Included: various press cuttings about the General. A sturdy copy of this memoir that reveals the experiences and thinking behind the Anglo-Boer war general and later unswerving stalwart of the Nationalist (apartheid) party. The dust-jacket has wear, tear, scuffing, rubbing, sunning. The spine has much wear, tear and discolouration from shelving and handling. The dj is still secure and sure. The rather bourgeois boards have knocks to some corners. They are otherwise neat, sound, healthy. The contents are agreeably fresh. Previous owner signature on the frontispage (Herman Rex of Pretoria) and a gift inscription to him on the front pastedown. They are clean, clear, confident, very assured, well maintained, dutiful. Please note that should the book need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk

$50.00

The Autobiography of the Rev Harry Grey, BA with a short account of his last illness and death - and An Introduction
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The Autobiography of the Rev Harry Grey, BA with a short account of his last illness and death - and An Introduction

By Grey, Rev Harry; Baker, Jas.

JC Juta & Co., Capetown, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 152 pages (complete). A passive copy. Green boards with blind stamped decoration and stamped gilt titling and arms. The boards are much worn, scuffed, rubbed and marked all about. The spine too, has wear. The boards and spine are secure and comfortable. Within the gutterings along the frontispage, introduction page, pp 32/33, pp 128/129 are cracked. The general security of the book is assured. Early pages have some light foxing and age/ handling marks. Otherwise, the pages are pleasingly clean, clear, convivial, comfortable, congenial, certain. fk

$80.00

In the Fiery Continent

By Hopkinson, Tom

Victor Gollancz Ltd., London, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 376 pages (complete). From the library of Edna and Frank Bradlow (their ex-libris plate affixed on the frontispage). Included is a signed letter from Tom Hopkinson (the great first editor of Picture Post and editor of Drum during three tumultuous years)to Frank Bradlow (mostly about Johannesburg PEN matters). There is note stating that Chapter 27 was 'excised for certain political considerations'. A comfortable copy. The dustjacket (classic Gollancz yellow) has a clear plastic protective cover. The dj has some wear, some marks. It is secure and sure. The boards have some shelving wear about the edges and the head and foot of the spine. There are some very mild shelving marks to the bottom rims. The boards are healthy and steady. The papertrims are much foxed (some of these marks seep through to the main body of the page). The letter was attached to the front pastedown with scotch tape. This has left residue and stains. The contents are pleasing. The pages are clean, clear, contented, assured, tidy, confident, companionable, amenable. fk

$50.00

A Fortune Through My Fingers
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A Fortune Through My Fingers

By Carstens, Jack

Howard Timmins, Cape Town, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Signed. 185 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Jack Carstens: "Best of luck to my old 'Storming Party' pal. Hope you enjoy reading it, Norman. Jack Carstens - 24/9/62". The first free page has a tipped-in photograph (in very good condition) labelled in Carsten's handwriting: 'Five of Lance-Corporal Jack Carsten's "Storming Party" at Vimy Ridge - August 1916 / Photograph taken at Duisans (arras sector) Nov 1916.' The photograph is further labelled with names. A contented copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj has wear and tear about all edges, scuffing, residue marks. It is comfortable, secure. The plain yellow boards are benign. They have very light shelving wear to the corners and edges. They are otherwise healthy and sound. The contents are most gratifying. They are clean, clear, confident, relaxed, convivial, companionable, amiable. fk

$60.00

Autobiography of the late Sir Andries Stockenstrom, Bart., sometime Lieutenant-Governor of the Eastern Province of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope - Volume II
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Autobiography of the late Sir Andries Stockenstrom, Bart., sometime Lieutenant-Governor of the Eastern Province of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope - Volume II

By Stockenstrom, Andries; Hutton, Honourable C W (ed)

J C Juta and Co., Cape Town, 1887. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 467 pages (complete). Volume II only. Newer end papers. Previous owner annotation on the front pastedown. The boards are much worn all about from storage. The spine is sunned, worn from storage, punctured by insects. The spine and boards are resolutely steady, sound. The papertrims are foxed. Within, the early and later pages have rashes, blotches of foxing. However, the bulk of the book's contents are clean, clear, comfortable, neat, tidy, healthy, competent, certain. fk

$200.00

Memoria: A Luanda ou Os Estados do Muatianvua - Dominios da Soberania de Portugal - Comprovados pela antiga expansao e influencia dos Porguguezes, Convenoes com as Nacoes Estrangeiras e Estado Livre do Congo sobre a divisao politica do Continente Africano; tratados, declaracoes e convencoes com os diversos potentados dos Estados indigenas, embaixadas que teem vindo a Loanda a ainda pela correspondencia official trocada entre o Chefe da Expedicao Portugueza ao Muatianvua de 1884-1888 com as diversas auctoridades portuguezas e indigenas

By Carvalho, Henrique Augusto Dias de

Adolpho, Modesto & Ca. Impressores, Lisbon , 1890. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 422 pages (complete). In Portuguese throughout. A much owned, negligently stored, amiably aging copy. Marbled boards, leather spine. The boards are worn all about. They are scuffed, marked. Leather spine has wear, handling and shelving marks. Gilt decoration and titling. It is genial and benign and healthy. The boards are steady and sure. The contents have stamps and a signature from a previous owner (Eugenio Thomax Madeira). The frontis and end papers have some residue from removed label/s. They also have evidence of damp(ish) storage. The contents are tanned throughout from paper quality. Nonetheless, they are benign, placid. There are handling marks, some flushes and flurries of foxing. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, amiable, assured, benevolent, more than competent. fk

$150.00

Transvaalsche Herinneringen 1876-1896

By Jorissen, Dr E J P

J H de Bussy, Amsterdam-Pretoria, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Complete. In Dutch throughout. A clubbable copy. The green boards have wear about all edges, corners, seams. There is scuffing, there are some handling marks. Nonetheless, the boards are sound, steady. The contents are a little austere, but they retain a restrained conviviality. The pages are very clean and clear, certain, confident, assured, generous. fk

$150.00

Geburtsort Swakopmund

By Winkler, Agnes Maria Ruth

Kuiseb Verlag, Windhoek, 1993. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 226 pages (complete). In German throughout. A tidy copy. The covers are neat, healthy. The contents are placid, very clean and clear, tight, bright, amiable. fk

$24.00

The Secret History of South Africa or Sixty-five Years in The Transvaal

By Abercrombie, H R

Central News Agency Ltd., Johannesburg, 1952. 2nd E. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 298 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is much worn, scuffed, marked all about. It is yet passive and secure. The brown boards have some light shelving wear to the corners. The back board has a storage crease. The boards are otherwise sound and steady. The contents are mild-mannered, patient. They are clean, clear, convivial, contented, assured, amiable, tight, unblemished. fk

$100.00

Five Years in Kaffirland; with Sketches of the Late War In That Country - to the conclusion of peace.  Written on the Spot.  2 volumes
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Five Years in Kaffirland; with Sketches of the Late War In That Country - to the conclusion of peace. Written on the Spot. 2 volumes

By Ward, Harriet

Henry Colburn, Publisher, London, 1848. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Two volumes. Both in contented condition. From the library of Weston Hall-in-Arden) (Weston under the then ownership of Francis Newdigate (a soldier, politician and former Governor of Bermuda). The front pastedowns have his emblem with "F N" in pencil above both. The frontispages have Book-case labels (dated: 1894). The red boards have wear all about, scuffing, storage and handling marks. The spines are elderly, sun-faded, benign, sure. The boards are blind-stamped. They are sure and steady. The contents of both books are pleasing. Whilst there are age-related / owner marks and annotations to the front and later pages, the subsequent pages are healthy and assured. These pages are clean, clear, bear some light evidence of contented use, confident, competent, keen and comfortable. fk

$500.00

African Sketches
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African Sketches

By Pringle, Thomas

Edward Moxon, London, 1834. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 528 pages (complete). An amiable copy. A rather SPECIAL copy as the previous owner signature is that of GEORGE AUGUSTUS KOLBÉ, a member of one of the first 1820 SETTLER parties to land at Algoa Bay in the Cape Colony, as a member of Thomas Owen's party. Owen's party was small, it left Gravesend in December 1819 and arrived at Algoa the following April. Owen's party came on the 'Nautilus', a ship that was a regular transporter. Kolbé's great grandson asserts that George Augustus came not as a settler but as a missionary. Kolbé who was a trained chemist, and his wife Msrgaret, were certainly young, 20 and 19 respectively. He was, says his great grandson, a better farmer than missionary! The signature is confirmed as matching that on his marriage certificate . The signature is a little faded but still warmly legible. It is on the preface page. The book was almost certainly rebound at some stage as half leather. The boards are scruffy, grubby, worn, marked from damp storage conditions. The leathered corners and spine are worn, aged. The spine is benign and placid. The boards are steady and sound. Marbled endpapers (fresh-faced and hale). The very early pages have damp tide-marks. Beyond these, the pages have mild evidence of age with handling marks etc fore and aft. There are very occasional pepperings of foxing. Otherwise, the pages are clean, clear, keen, agreeably assured, amiable, confident, certain and companionable. A RARE collectable!

$400.00

The Dominion of Afrikanderdom : Recollections Pleasant and Otherwise
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The Dominion of Afrikanderdom : Recollections Pleasant and Otherwise

By Molteno, Sir James Tennant

Methuen & Co., Ltd., London, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 257 pages (complete). Ex-library (Vryburg Public Library) with consequent stamps, annotations, marks, wear, usage. The front pastedown has a compliments label: "With the Compliments of the Author". The front cover is included. The boards have wear, scuffing, marks from handling and storage, all about. They are comfortable and steady. The contents are contented. They are clear, clean, convivial, amenable, certain, comfortable, tidy. fk

$80.00

Horning Into Africa
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Horning Into Africa

By Dyke, W A van

The Author, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 219 pages (complete). A genial copy of this ironic account by the director, W (Woody) S van Dyke, of filming the Oscar nominated movie, "Traders Horn" in Africa. Blue cloth covered boards, stamped gilt titling and vignette. The boards have handling, shelving marks and wear. They are steady and sure. The contents are most pleasing. The frontispage has the remains of an ex-libris plate. The contents are fresh, tight, very clean and clear, convivial, comfortable, energetic. fk

$225.00

Remiscences of Kimberley
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Remiscences of Kimberley

By Cohen, Louis

Bennett & Co, London, 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 436 pages (complete). Please note that the frontispage is missing. A much owned copy of this thrillingly notorious book. Cohen, who was a cousin and a business partner of Barney Barnato, was sued for libel by J B Robinson, a mining magnate. It drove him to bankruptcy, but did not deter him from further reminiscences. A scruffy copy. The boards are much worn, stained, marked all about from handling, ownership and storage. They are steady and sure. The contents are resolutely placid. The contents are a little aged. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, comfortable, occasionally marked from age and use, calm. fk

$75.00

On Safari
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On Safari

By Kearton, Ada Cherry

Robert Hale Limited, London, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Signed. 187 pages (complete). Inscribed by Ada Cherry Kearton on the frontispage: "With love to dear Alan and Hazel from Aunt Ada 1956". Also included a handwritten letter from the author in a handwritten envelope. The envelope also has a number of press cuttings on the author's fame as the 'Natal Nightingale'. A benign copy. The boards have handling and storage marks, very light shelving wear. They are secure and sure. The contents have flecks, smudges of foxing. Otherwise, the contents are congenial, amiable, confident, assured, clean and clear, agreeable. fk

$95.00

The Transvaal of Today : War, Witchcraft, Sport, and Spoils in South Africa
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The Transvaal of Today : War, Witchcraft, Sport, and Spoils in South Africa

By Aylward, Alfred

William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1881. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 323 pages plus folded map (complete). A comfortable copy of Aylward's mischievous memoir. Aylward, a self-styled Fenian, was known, by all sides wherever he found himself, to be unscrupulous with his values and loyalties. Fond of rebellion and ill-discipline he even yet had an extraordinary adventurous life fleeing from assassination, experiencing imprisonment and insurrection, hoping to establish the occasional republic whilst also being pro-Boer in the midst of the Natal Colony's capital (he was editor of the Natal Witness). The boards have amiable wear about all corners, edges and seams. They are scuffed, rubbed and marked from handling and shelving. They are even yet sound and steady. The contents have evidence of avid use throughout. The page edges have handling and shelving wear. The pages themselves are clean, clear, contented, convivial, certain, companionable, keen. fk

$80.00

An Auto-Biographical Memoir - being A Plain Narrative of Occurences from early life to advanced age, chiefly intended for his children and descendants, countrymen and friends - Facsimile Reproduction
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An Auto-Biographical Memoir - being A Plain Narrative of Occurences from early life to advanced age, chiefly intended for his children and descendants, countrymen and friends - Facsimile Reproduction

By Borcherds, Petrus Borchardus

Africana Connoisseurs Press, Cape Town, 1963. Limited. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 500 pages plus index (complete). Numbered 371 of a limited edition of 500 copies. A placid copy. The green boards are passive. They have some corner knocks, some very mild shelving wear, some shallow scuffing. They are sound, sure. The contents are pleasing. The top edges of the pages have been a little waved from damp storage conditions. Otherwise, the contents are clean, clear, convivial, mellow, comfortable. fk

$150.00

Luck's Limit : Impressions from South Africa
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Luck's Limit : Impressions from South Africa

By Luck, Emily

Selwyn & Blount Ltd., London, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Newlands, Thelma. 104 pages (complete). A passive copy. The boards are much worn, scuffed, marked all about. They are resolutely sure and secure. The contents are mild-mannered. There are some aged-related marks, shallow handling marks. In general and by far, the contents are charming, clean, clear, comfortable, certain, benevolent. fk

$45.00

Free Statia - or Reminiscences of a Lifetime in the Orange Free State of South Africa, from 1852 to end of 1875 : 23 years
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Free Statia - or Reminiscences of a Lifetime in the Orange Free State of South Africa, from 1852 to end of 1875 : 23 years

By Collins, Wm W

The Friend Printing and Publishing Company Limited, Bloemfontein, ORC, South Africa, 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 391 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The front-pastedown has a charming ex-libris plate - designed by Leo Wyatt in 1979 - for Ida Hosken and her husband. The light green boards are agreeably contented. They have wear about the edges and corners. They have some user marks. They are steady and sure. The contents are most pleasing. They are genial, contented, very clean and clear, certain, companionable. fk

$240.00

Free Statia - or Reminiscences of a Lifetime in the Orange Free State of South Africa, from 1852 to end of 1875 : 23 years
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Free Statia - or Reminiscences of a Lifetime in the Orange Free State of South Africa, from 1852 to end of 1875 : 23 years

By Collins, Wm W

The Friend Printing and Publishing Company Limited, Bloemfontein, ORC, South Africa, 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 391 pages (complete). Ex-library (Albert Public Library, Burgersdorp) with consequent stamps and wear. The frontispage has a previous owner signature (C F Leygonie - who was dominee of the Dutch Reformed Church at Sterkstroom for many years). The pale green boards are mild-mannered. They have wear about the edges, corners. They have light scuffing and ownership marks. They are also steady and sure. The contents are placid. There are some occasional annotations. The papertrims are foxed. There are some user creases. But, in general and by far, the contents are clean, clear, only very sporadically foxed, certain, convivial, companionable. fk

$200.00

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