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South Africa: The Structure of Things Then
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South Africa: The Structure of Things Then

By Goldblatt, David

Oxford University Press, Cape Town, 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fair. Goldblatt, David. Signed. 260 pages (complete). Signed by Goldblatt on the title page (dated: 10/6/06). The dustjacket has wear about the edges from shelving and stacking. It has very light scuffing. The black cloth covered boards are handsome and neat. The front pages have handling creases. Otherwise, the contents are most pleasing and gratifying. They are bright, smart, healthy, very clean and clear, carefully curated, carefully owned, generous - as if almost new throughout! fk

$300.00

Terreno Ocupado
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Terreno Ocupado

By Ractliffe, Jo; Enwezor, Okwui; Goldblatt, David; Skinner, Charles

Warren Siebrits, Johannesburg, 2008. Limited. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Ractliffe, Jo. Complete. Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Full black leather. 'Jo Ractliffe' stamped in gilt on the front board (a little worn). The boards are serene and sturdy. The contents (b/w photographs of post-war Angola are extraordinarily moving and poignant and powerful) are very clean and clear, neat, orderly, unblemished, tight, careful, healthy. Please note that should the book need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk

$190.00

The Story of South Africa Told in 600 Pictures: Catalogue -Exhibition open from 10am to 6pm and from 8pm to 10pm Daily during the month of November, 1910 - Mutual Life of New York Building, Cape Town - Pictures by Arthur Elliott
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The Story of South Africa Told in 600 Pictures: Catalogue -Exhibition open from 10am to 6pm and from 8pm to 10pm Daily during the month of November, 1910 - Mutual Life of New York Building, Cape Town - Pictures by Arthur Elliott

By Theal, Dr G M

1910. Softcover. Fair/No Jacket. 54 pages (complete). A quiet copy. The covers have wear from handling and shelving, marks from use and age. The stapled spine has rusted somewhat with the consequence that the page bundle are astray from the staples. However, the pages are comfortably assured within the covers. Whilst there is the odd flurry of foxing, the pages are healthy, thick, clean, clear, orderly, competent. fk

$38.00

Old Cape Colony: Exhibition of Pictures, Reception Hall, City Hall, Cape Town, February 1926
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Old Cape Colony: Exhibition of Pictures, Reception Hall, City Hall, Cape Town, February 1926

By Elliott, Arthur (preface)

Old Cape Colony Committee, 1926. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. Signed. 85 pages plus advertising pages (complete). Signed by Arthur Elliott at the end of his preface. Elliott was one of the most extraordinary photographers in South Africa's history. He started recording quotidian and architectural Cape Town and beyond in 1900 and eventually amassed a collection of over 10,000 photographs. This exhibition was one of several travelling the country over time. The covers are much worn, marked from use, shelving all about. They are quietly secure and sure. The early and later pages are much foxed. The contents have evidence of careful use, particularly about the page edges and corners. Despite foxing fore and aft and the papertrims. However, the pages are overwhelmingly clean, clear, comfortable, convivial, conscientious, certain. fk

$150.00

Secure the Shadow: The Story of Cape Photography from its beginnings to the end of 1870
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Secure the Shadow: The Story of Cape Photography from its beginnings to the end of 1870

By Bull, Marjorie; Denfield, Joseph

Terence McNally, Cape Town, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Signed. 291 pages (complete). Included is a handwritten and signed letter from Marjorie Bull, addressed to Frank Bradlow (the Africana specialist and collector). Also included are appropriate press cuttings and tear-sheets. The dustjacket has wear about the edges and seams, some scuffing, marks, light sunning to the spine. The dj is comfortable and sure. The boards are mild-mannered. There is light storage wear about the edges. The boards are otherwise healthy, steady, sound. The papertrims are flecked with foxing. The contents have smears, smudges, spots of foxing throughout. In general and by far, the contents are hale, tight, clean and clear, eager, diligent, generous, tidy. fk

$100.00

A Victorian Photographer in South Africa 1894 - J Benjamin Stone Photographs 1984

J Benjamin Stone Photographs of South Africa, London / Anglo American De Beers Chairman's Fund, 1985. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. 16 pages (complete). Published to accompany a travelling exhibition in South Africa during 1985. The covers are tidy with light user wear about the edges. The contents have very sparse smudges of foxing. Otherwise, the pages are fresh, bright, clean, clear, convivial. fk

$15.00

Union of South Africa Souvenir Views

Beanes Photo Service, Johannesburg, 1930?. Softcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Complete. 16 pages of b/w photographs of Southern Africa (mostly Johannesburg). A fascinating glimpse of South Africa during the early 1930s. A very rare copy. The photographs are in excellent condition. The manila covers are worn about the edges, they have scuffing, handling marks. They are secure and sure. The pages are thick, pleasing, generous, clean and clear. fk

$60.00

Silver Images: History of Photography in Africa
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Silver Images: History of Photography in Africa

By Bensusan, Dr A D

Howard Timmins, Cape Town, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Poor. 146 pages (complete). A benign copy. Full leather. The dustjacket is much worn, torn all about. It is still functional and resolute. The black leather boards are very smart. The silvered titling on the spine is bright and youthful. Within, the contents are mild-mannered.Previous ownership inscription. In general, and by far, the contents are clean, clear, smart, lively, assured, confident, generous, keen, companionable. fk

$85.00

Victoria Falls

L. Pedrotti, Bulawayo, 1900?. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Pedrotti, L. 12 photogravures (complete). Rebound (at some stage) in half-leather. Marbled boards. Landscape format. The leathered edges and spine are neat, placid, pleasing. The boards have scuffing, mild marks. They are steady and sure. Newer end papers. The plates are in excellent condition. The pages are thick, very healthy, unblemished. The images are sharp, immediate, clean, clear. A dramatic and most pleasing book of early photographs of the Falls. fk

$200.00

In Boksburg (The South African Photographic Gallery 1)
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In Boksburg (The South African Photographic Gallery 1)

By Goldblatt, David

The Gallery Press, Cape Town, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Complete. An agreeable copy. The dustjacket has scuffing, wear about the edges from use, shelving. The dj is comfortable, sure. The boards have very light wear about the edges from shelving, handling. The spine has light shelving wear to the head and foot. They are steady and sound. The papertrims are very, very faintly sunned. The contents are most pleasing. They are evocative, clear-eyed, acute. The pages have very, very light strips of sunning along the top trims and binding corners. Otherwise, the pages are fresh-faced, clean, clear, neat, generous, bountiful in spirit, convivial, aware. fk

$290.00

Picturesque South Africa, An Album of Two Hundred and Fifty Choice Photographic Engravings, Consisting of Beautiful Views of Colonial Scenery, Interesting Phases of Colonial Life, and Characteristic Pictures of the Chief Cities and Towns in South Africa
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Picturesque South Africa, An Album of Two Hundred and Fifty Choice Photographic Engravings, Consisting of Beautiful Views of Colonial Scenery, Interesting Phases of Colonial Life, and Characteristic Pictures of the Chief Cities and Towns in South Africa

Dennis Edwards & Co., Cape Town, 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 228 pages (complete). A comfortably aged copy. A collection of the most fascinating photographs that sweep from an Indaba in Bulaway, the wide serene streets of Grahamstown, a flag festooned Alfred Dock in Cape Town, to the bustle of central Johannesburg, to the austere life of a Trappist monk at Marianhill. A very confident and proud picture of pre-bellum Colonial South Africa. The green boards are sturdy. Stamped gilt titling. The boards have wear, scuffing, marks about all edges, corners, seams. They are steady and sure. The contents have ample evidence of avid use throughout. There is some wear about the edges, some handling marks, a very, very occasional pencil mark, handling creasing. Nonetheless, the pages are bold, grand, clean, clear, assured, companionable. fk

$200.00

Ariesfontein to Zuurfontein: A pictorial journey
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Ariesfontein to Zuurfontein: A pictorial journey

By Oberholzer, Obie

The Author, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Signed. Complete. An amiable copy. Signed by Oberholzer on the copyright page. The dustjacket has light wear, sunning, handling marks. It is comfortable and sure. The illustrated laminated boards have sunning discolouration around all edges. Otherwise, the boards are healthy, sure. The frontispage has a notice from the sponsors (Rand Merchant Bank Limited). The contents are most pleasing. They are bright, cheerful, evocative, very clean and clear, generous, fresh-faced and congenial. fk

$120.00

Oos West Tuis Best : Distrik Ses
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Oos West Tuis Best : Distrik Ses

By Small, Adam

Human & Rousseau, Kaapstad / Pretoria, 1973. Limited. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Jansen, Chris. Signed. Complete. In Afrikaans throughout. Hand-numbered 148 of a limited edition of 1250 copies. Inscribed and signed by Chris Jansen on the first free page (dated: Dec 1976). Signed by both Adam Small and Chris Jansen on the last page - as part of the certification. A comfortable copy of this most evocative book of poems by Small, and photographic studies of District Six by Chris Jansen. The dustjacket is mild-mannered. It has scuffing, wear and creasing about the edges and seams. It is comfortable and secure. The black cloth covered boards are steady, healthy and sound. Within, the early pages have residue marks from scotch tape, storage and age marks. They are otherwise placid and benign. The contents are otherwise comfortable, direct, at times moving, at times astonishing, always personal. They are clean, clear, generous of and in spirit. All most gratifying. fk

$100.00

Children of the Flats
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Children of the Flats

By Gibbs, George (text)

Reijger Publishers, Cape Town, 1980. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine/Good. Alberts, Paul (photogs). Signed. 80 plates plus text (complete). Signed by Alberts on the title page. A pleasingly assured copy. Softcover with flaps. The dustjacket is healthy, a little scuffed, worn from shelving and handling. It is comfortable, certain. The covers are certain. They have shelving wear about the edges. Otherwise, they are healthy. The contents are most pleasing. They are fresh, clean, clear, entrancing, engaging, convivial. fk

$70.00

Agfa's textured lives : An exhibition of photographs by Val Adamson
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Agfa's textured lives : An exhibition of photographs by Val Adamson

Agfa South Africa, 1994. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Adamson, Val (photographer). Complete. A sure, tranquil book. The covers are placid. They have some shelving and handling wear to the edges, corners and seams. They are scuffed, a little marked by handling. However, they are also certain and contented. The contents are most pleasing. The photographs are expressive, the contents are clean and clear, generous and fresh-faced. fk

$26.00

In Boksburg (The South African Photographic Gallery)
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In Boksburg (The South African Photographic Gallery)

By Goldblatt, David

Gallery Press, Cape Town, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Complete. A comfortable copy of this collection of extraordinary, effective, affecting photographs of the working class Afrikaans town of Boksburg, near Johannesburg. At the end is a reproduction of: "Declaration of Group Areas at Boksburg, District of Boksburg, Province of the Transvaal" from 20/1/1982 - a bewilderingly detailed legal separation of and allocation of areas for different races. The book has evidence of avid use throughout. The boards have some mild-mannered wear about the edges, corners. There is light scuffing. They are steady and sure. The contents have occasional wear and user creases. Otherwise, they are confident, certain, clean, clear, confident, assured, curiously addictive. fk

$220.00

Amen: Grassroots Football
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Amen: Grassroots Football

By Hilltout, Jessica [Photographer]

Jessica Hilltout, 2010. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 208 pages (complete). A contented copy. The covers have wear to the corners from use; they have scuffing and light marks. They are otherwise sure and healthy. The contents have evidence of happy use throughout. Whilst the page edges may have some handling wear, the pages are bright, energetic, joyful, clean, clear, generous. fk

$38.00

Die Wereld van Jansje Wissema
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Die Wereld van Jansje Wissema

By van Reenen, Rykie (text)

Tafelberg-uitgewers, 1976. Limited. Hardcover. Fine/Fair. Wissema, Jansje. 55 pages of text, 27 photographic plates. Numbered 497 of a limited editin of 1000 copies. A comfortingly smart copy. The dustjacket has wear, sunning about the edges and spine, scuffing. It is secure and sure. The stone-coloured cloth covered boards are handsome and healthy. The contents are most pleasing. They are bold, confident, generous, very clean and clear, contented, convivial, poignant. fk

$65.00

African Queen - Indlovukazi yaseAfrika
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African Queen - Indlovukazi yaseAfrika

By Herman, Jenny

Jenbook, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Ferrini, Jenny. Complete. A placid copy of this soft-focussed book of poetry and photographs of naked African women. The illustrated matte covers are much worn, knocked about the edges and seams. The covers are scuffed, marked from handling and storage, rubbed. They are nonetheless secure, sure, sound. The contents are in much better condition. They are serene. They are clean, clear, romantic, certain, generous, wistful, healthy, bright. fk

$60.00

Gate
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Gate

By Wolstenholme, Ian

Struik Travel and Heritage, Cape Town, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Kotze, Steven (photog). 128 pages (complete). A most pleasing copy of this loving book of photographs of farm gates that are such an evocative part of the rural landscape in South Africa. The dustjacket is very smart and fresh. It is comfortable and very secure. The boards are tidy, neat, very healthy. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from author or photographer). The contents are in an immaculate condition. They are tight, bright, clean, clear, very confident, most generous - as if new throughout! fk

$50.00

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