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A Compendium of Kafir Laws & Customs, including Genealogical Tables of Kafir Chiefs and Various Tribal Census Returns

By Maclean, Colonel

J Slater, Printer and Publisher, Grahamstown, 1906. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 171 pages (complete). A placid copy. Reprint of unabridged version. The boards have wear about all edges, corners and seams from handling, shelving. They are scuffed. Stamped gilt titling on the front board (benign). The boards are healthy, steady, sound. The contents are most agreeable. There are scare, sporadic spots of foxing. Otherwise, the pages are fresh, very clean and clear, neat, tidy, hale, certain. fk

$55.00

The Kafirs Illustrated in a Series of Drawings taken among The Amazulu, Amaponda, and Amakosa Tribes; also, Portraits of the Hottentot, Malay, Fingo, and other races inhabiting Southern Africa: together with sketches of landscape scenery in the Zulu Country, Natal, and the Cape Colony: A facsimile reprint of the original 1849 editiofn of hand-coloured lithographs:
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The Kafirs Illustrated in a Series of Drawings taken among The Amazulu, Amaponda, and Amakosa Tribes; also, Portraits of the Hottentot, Malay, Fingo, and other races inhabiting Southern Africa: together with sketches of landscape scenery in the Zulu Country, Natal, and the Cape Colony: A facsimile reprint of the original 1849 editiofn of hand-coloured lithographs:

By Angas, George French; Bradlow, F R (introduction)

A. A. Balkema, Cape Town, Rotterdam, 1974. Limited. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Complete. Hand-numbered 409 of a limited edition of 950 copies. A gratifying, imposing copy. The green boards have wear about the seams and spine. The spine is sturdy and sure. The boards have some very light scuffing and marks. Pressed gilt titling (bright). The boards are healthy, sound. The contents are pleasing. The tipped-in plates are wonderfully fresh, bright, serene. The colours are vivid, the texture smooth. The pages are clean, clear, confident, assured, gorgeously generous, convivial, congenial, companionable, produced with pride and pleasure. Please note that due to the weight and size of the book, should the book need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk

$460.00

The Robins Series - 7 Volumes (8 books)
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The Robins Series - 7 Volumes (8 books)

By Clark, Dr J Desmond; Clay, Gervas (series eds)

Chatto and Windus, London / Rhodes Livingstone Museum / National Museum of Zambia, 1960. Limited. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Seven volumes: eight books (vol 4 has two parts) complete. From the library of the famous Johannesburg book collectors, I & FW Hosken. Each book has their bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. All are in agreeable condition. Volume 1: "Zambezia and Matabeleland in the Seventies: The Narrative of Frederick Hugh Barber 1875 and 1877-1878; The Journal of Richard Frewen 1877-1878". Edited: Edward C Tabler. 212 pages plus folded map. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj has wear, marks, scuffing. It is secure and comfortable. The boards are placid with some thin, light shelving marks to the top edges. They are steady, fit. The contents are most pleasing. They are very clean and clear, most carefully owned, generous. Volume 2: "Trade and Travel in Early Barotseland: The Diaries of George Westbeech 1885-1888 and Captain Norman MacLeod 1875-1876". Illustrated by Lieutenant William Fairlie. Edited by Edward C Tabler. Published 1963. 125 pages plus folded maps. Condition as with Volume 1. The dustjacket (covered with clear cellophane) has wear, marks all about but is secure. The boards are pleasing with just some light shelving wear to the edges. The contents are most pleasing. Very clean, clear, healthy - as if barely handled! Volume 3: "Magic, Divination and Witchcraft Among the Barotse of Northern Rhodesia", by Barrie Reynolds. Pub: 1963. 181 pages. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj has some rubbing, scuffing, marking, wear. It is comfortable and secure. The boards have some mild shelving marks and wear to the edges. They are mild-mannered. The contents are smart, immaculate, fresh-faced, clean, confident. Volume 4: Volume One: "The Zambezi Papers of Richard Thornton - Geologist to Livingstone's Zambezi Expedition 1858-1860". Edited by Edward C Tabler. Pub: 1963. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket has scuffing, wear, marks all about. It is comfortably sure. The boards have some storage knocks, shelving wear. They are certain, steady. The contents are in excellent condition: clear, clean, confident, generous - as if new! Volume 4: Volume 2: "The Zambezi Papers of Richard Thornton - Geologist of Livingstone's Zambezi Expedition 1860-1863." Ed: Edward C Tabler. Pub. 1963. 360 pages. State and condition of dustjacket as with other volumes. The boards have very light shelving marks and wear to the edges. They are steady and fit. The contents are most pleasing. They are fresh, clean, clear, confident - as if new! Volume 5: "Iron Age Cultures in Zambia (Kalomo and Kangila) - Volume One" by Brian M Fagan. Pub: 1967. 232 pages. The dustjacket is as with other volumes. The boards are amiably placid with just very light marks to the edges from shelving. The contents are immaculate. They are healthy, sound, hale, very clean and clear, fresh. Volume 6: "Iron Age Cultures in Zambia (Dambwa, Ingombe Ilede, and the Tonga - Volume 2" by Brian M Fagan, D W Phillipson, S G H Daniels. Pub: 1969. 270 pages. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The cover has light wear and scuffing and rubbing and marking. It is secure and sure. The boards are serene, sound. The contents are in immaculate condition. They are neat, smart, clean and clear - as if almost new throughout! Volume 7: "Your Friend, Lewanika - The Life and Times of Lubosi Lewanika, Litunga if Barotselandd 1842 to 1916" by Gervas Clay. Pub: 1968. 192 pages. The dustjacket has a cellophane protective cover. The dj is a little worn, scuffed, rubbed and marked. It is secure and sure. The boards are serene. The contents are in excellent condition. They are tight, bright, clean, clear, confident, certain, keen. Aside from the often scruffy dustjackets, this is a most carefully maintained set. fk

$240.00

The Essential Kafir
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The Essential Kafir

By Kidd, Dudley

A & C Black Ltd., London, 1925. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 436 pages (complete). A curate's egg of a book. The boards and spine are much worn and battered all about. The spine has been repaired with a brushed leather strip. At the back board, the top corner has been repaired with a leather patch. The boards are marked, stained, scuffed. However, they are steady and sure. The contents though, are in most pleasing condition. They do have occasional handling and foxing marks, yet the pages are thick, clean, clear, healthy, confident. Please note that should the book need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk

$19.00

Africa Seminar: Migrant Labour in South Africa's Mining Economy - Wednesday 25 July 1984 - 4.15 pm - Room 425 Sociology Department

By Jeeves, Alan

Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, 1984. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. 38 pages plus notes (complete). Seminar text. Stapled at top left corner. The contents have some occasional correction annotations. The front sheet has foxing, storage rubbing. The contents have some shallow foxing blotches. They are otherwise secure, sure, clean, clear, competent. fk

$8.00

The Ila-Speaking Peoples of Northern Rhodesia - 2 Volumes

By Smith, Rev Edwin W; Dale, Captain Andrew Murray

Macmillan and Co., Limited, London, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Two volumes (complete). The copies are companionable and comfortable. Volume 1: the boards are worn about the edges, corners, seams. They have storage and handling marks and scuffing. They are steady. Within, the contents are pleasing. They are placid, assured, clean and clear. They do have some general evidence of ownership and use, but the pages are free of marks and blemish. Volume 2: The boards have some mild wear about the edges and corners and seams. They have shallow scuffing and handling marks. They are sound and sure. The contents are most convivial. They are clean, clear, thick, fresh, tidy, agreeable. fk

$72.00

The Tyranny of Colour : A Study of the Indian Problem in South Africa

By Joshi, P S

The Author, Durban, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Poor. Signed. 318 pages (complete). Signed by Joshi on the frontispage. Also in Joshi's hand is an inscription: "Presented to Mr R F Kennedy". There is no indication that the book reached Kennedy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj itself is much worn, scuffed all about. It is secure. The boards have mild wear about the edges from shelving. They are very mildly scuffed. The contents are most pleasing. They are very clean and clear, tidy, healthy, sound, confident, smart. fk

$100.00

Kultur und Reich der Marotse : Eine historische Studie

By Richter, Martin

R Voigtlanders Verlag, Leipzig, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 197 pages (complete). In German throughout. Half-leather. A benign copy. The leathered corners, spine have wear all about. The boards have light scuffing. The boards are tidy and sure. The half-title page has a scrawled gift inscription (not from the author). The same page has light storage wear. The contents are pleasing. They are smart, clean and clear, confident, tight, assured. fk

$130.00

African Dances of the Witwatersrand Gold Mines
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African Dances of the Witwatersrand Gold Mines

By Tracey, Hugh

African Music Society, Johannesburg, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Severn, Merlyn. Signed. 156 pages (complete). Signed by Hugh Tracey on the title page (dated: 1952). A comfortable copy. Half-leather. Gilt papertrims. The boards have stamped gilt decoration, borders and titling. The leathered corners are much worn, scuffed. The spine has wear to the head and foot and along the seams. However, the corners and spine are benign and sure. The contents are pleasing. The guttering along the half-title page is cracked. The security of the book is unaffected. The contents have just a very few handling marks. In general and by far, the contents are fresh, clean, clear, benevolent, keen, assured. fk

$70.00

The Bush Speaks.  Border Life in Old Transvaal
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The Bush Speaks. Border Life in Old Transvaal

By Dicke, B H

Shuter & Shooter, Publishers, Pietermaritzburg, 1936. Limited. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 421 pages (complete). A sound copy. First edition of a limited edition of 1000 copies. The boards are worn about all corners and edges and seams. They are scuffed, marked by handling and shelving. The spine is a little sunned from shelving. The boards and spine are sound and sure. The contents are most pleasing. They are thick, healthy, assured, clean, clear, certain, very confident and alert. fk

$95.00

The Bantu Tribes of South Africa : Reproductions of Photographic Studies by A M Duggan-Cronin - Vol III, Section V, Plates CLIII-CXCVIII - The Nguni - Section V - Baca, Hlubi, Xesibe with an introductory article on the Baca, Hlubi and Xesibe, a bibliography and descriptive notes on the plates

By Hammond-Tooke, W D

Deighton, Bell & Co Ltd., Cambridge / Alexander McGregor Memorial Museum, Kimberley, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Duggan-Cronin, A M. Complete. A sound copy of this rather old fashioned book of ethnographic photographic studies of these Nguni peoples. Thick card boards. These have wear about the edges from handling and shelving. The spine is much creased and worn from use; it is however, secure and sound. The boards have scuffing, handling marks, some shallow pools of storage tanning. The boards are confident, firm, steady. The papertrims are smudge with foxing. Sepia paper. The early pages have a smudge of storage staining to the bottom spine corner. Nonetheless, the contents are most agreeable and benevolent. After the introduction, text and plates are on facing pages only. Plates on thick card. Some edges are foxed. The contents are confident, patrician, clean, clear, certain, companionable. fk

$190.00

The Masai Story
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The Masai Story

By Koenig, Oskar

Michael Joseph, London, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Poor. Signed. 190 pages (complete). Signed by Oskar Koenig on the frontispage. A gently aging copy. The dustjacket is much worn, torn, creased, marked (it is included). The boards are worn about all edges, corners and seams. They are scuffed. They are placid and steady. The contents are benign. They having drifts of foxing throughout. However, the contents are comfortable, clear, clean, genial, benevolent. fk

$80.00

African Elegance
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African Elegance

By Broster, Joan

Purnell, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. Mertens, Alice (photog). 168 pages (complete). A comfortably owned copy. A good example of how ethnography was represented in popular publishing during the apartheid years with its steady representations of rural and tribal life. Nonetheless, the book is benign and un-troubling. The peoples covered in this book all come from the Transkei and Eastern Cape areas of South Africa: Gcalekaland, Tembuland, Pondoland, Bomvanaland, the Mpondomise, Bhaca and Xesibe and Fingo. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The dustjacket has much wear, creasing, marks, scuffing. It is secure and comfortable. The boards have wear, corner knocks, rubbing. They are steady and sound. The contents have evidence of contented use throughout. The contents are benevolent, clean, clear, assured, generous. fk

$65.00

The Irish Pro-Boers 1877-1902
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The Irish Pro-Boers 1877-1902

By McCracken, Donal O

Perskor Publishers, Johannesburg and Pretoria, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Signed. 189 pages (complete). Signed by McCracken on the title page. A placid copy. The dustjacket has scuffing, marks from ownership and storage, mild sunning, wear from shelving use about the edges and seams. It is comfortable and assured. The boards are simple, tidy. They have very light, narrow strips of sunning to the bottom edges. The contents are most pleasing. There is a gifting message (not from the author) attached to the frontisgpage. The contents are contented, clean and clear, convivial and certain, engaging and entertaining. fk

$45.00

Pentecostal Penetration into the Indian Community in Metropolitan Durban, South Africa
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Pentecostal Penetration into the Indian Community in Metropolitan Durban, South Africa

By Oosthuizen, G C

Human Sciences Research Council, Durban, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Poor. 356 pages (complete). Included: an empty, sealed envelope addressed and self-addressed by Oosthuizen. A comfortable copy. The dustjacket has much wear, scuffing and marking. It is placid and secure. The boards are healthy and tidy. Within, the contents are benign. There are shallow, light age-related / storage-related marks throughout. These do not affect the text or the health of the pages. In general, the contents are diligent, assured, clean and clear, confident and conscientious in intent and delivery. fk

$120.00

The Tribes of Marico District (Ethnological Publications No 30)
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The Tribes of Marico District (Ethnological Publications No 30)

By Breutz, P L

Department of Native Affairs, Union of South Africa, 1953. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 266 pages plus folded map at rear (complete). A benign copy. The binding has been reinforced with staples. The linen-card covers have some wear about the edges, some light creases, some scuffing and handling marks. They are tight and sure. The contents are clear, certain. They are clean, dutiful, diligent, tidy, orderly, fonctionnaire in every way. fk

$80.00

Vagrancy" : A limited study of "Vagrants"in the Metropolitan Area of Cape Town
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Vagrancy" : A limited study of "Vagrants"in the Metropolitan Area of Cape Town

NICRO : National Institute for Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation of Offenders / NIMRO : Nasionale Instituut Insake Misdaadvoorkoming en Rehabilitasie van Oortreders, 1974. Softcover. Fair/No Jacket. Complete. A negligently stored copy. The covers are much worn, foxed, marked all about. They are yet, tight and secure. The contents also have wear and foxing. They are also benign, dutiful, clear, competent, assured. fk

$28.00

The HIndu Heritage in South Africa
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The HIndu Heritage in South Africa

By Nowbath, Ranji S ; Chotai, Sookraj ; Lalla, B D (Eds)

The South African Hindu Maha Sabha, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 224 pages (complete). Published to mark the Centenary of the Indian Settlement in South Africa. A kindly copy. The boards have wear, scuffing and handling marks. They are also healthy, sturdy, steady. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, confident, dutiful, felicitous, assured, companionable. fk

$80.00

Africa((e))motion
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Africa((e))motion

By Griller, Martina ; Gering, Maria

Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg, 2010. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 221 pages (complete). Included: DVD tie-in. Landscape format. An overview of the activities of the very excellent Goethe Institute in Sub-Saharan Africa. The covers have user wear, light creasing and scuffing. They are steady and sound. The contents have evidence of amiable use throughout. Nonetheless, the contents are comfortable, clean, clear, contented, lively, proud, healthy. fk

$50.00

The Role of the Coloured People in the Economic Pattern of the Republic of South Africa
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The Role of the Coloured People in the Economic Pattern of the Republic of South Africa

By Muller, Helgard

University Publishers and Booksellers, Grahamstown, Stellenbosch, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Poor. 39 pages (complete). An inconsiderately stored, resolutely healthy copy. The dustjacket is grubby and worn all about. The dj has much wear, many marks and much rubbing - it is tenacious. The boards are placid. They have some mild storage wear. Within, aside from tanning fore and aft, the contents are clean, clear, healthy and confident. fk

$18.00

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