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Illustrated Cape to Cairo Argus - The First Newspaper ever produced on a Trans-continental Motor Run: No 2, Nairobi, East Africa, Monday, June 18, 1928

By Makepeace, Gordon (ed)

Rhodesian Printing and Publishing Co Ltd., Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, 1928. Softcover. Fair/No Jacket. 8 pages (complete). A benignly aged copy of this jovial, energetic, humorous newspaper produced during the Cape to Stockholm sponsored car run. The paper is crisped, tanned from paper quality and age. They have wear about the edges and spine. The pages should be turned with care, read with enthusiasm. Despite these distractions, the pages are amiable, amenable, clean and clear, worn, but companionable and certain. fk

$15.00

Guide to The Transvaal (British Association for the Advancement of Science, Johannesburg Meeting, 1905)

By Bell, H T Montague; Lane, Rev C Arthur (compilers and editors)

Transvaal Committees of the South African Association for the Advancement of Science/ Johannesburg Reception Committee/ Bartholomew & Lawlor, Printers, Johannesburg, 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 288 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The book is energetically detailed (from information on 'night soil' disposal, to the availability of electricity, from the needs of the Public Library to Water Supply. The boards have wear, sunning, marks and scuffing from shelving, handling and storage. The spine is sunned, much worn. The boards and spine are comfortable and secure. Previous owner signatures on the frontispage. The contents have evidence of use throughout. Nonetheless, the contents are convivial, companionable, clean and clear, hale, utterly engaging, comfortable and more than competent, wonderfully convivial. fk

$40.00

South Africa as a Health Resort, with especial reference to the effects of the climate on Consumptive Invalids, and full particulars of the various localities most suitable for their treatment, and also of the Best Means of Reaching the places indicated

By Fuller, Arthur

W B Whittingham & Co., London, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 97 pages (complete). A mellow copy of this rarely encountered book. A fascinating book, mainly about the Cape, giving directions and advice and recommendations for invalids (and assuring them of the lack of necessity to travel by ox-wagon!). The boards have wear, tanning, scuffing. They are affable and sound and steady. The spine is neat (new?). Folded map at the front. Very sparsely foxed. Healthy, fresh-faced. The contents are mild. They have some evidence of age, some wear about the edges of pages, some handling and shelving marks about the page trims, some very occasional foxing. The final pages (advertising) have a few closed and open tears. In general the pages are clean, clear, convivial, confident, companionable, certain, keen. fk

$150.00

Pan African Touring Club: Cape Town to Rand road planner
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Pan African Touring Club: Cape Town to Rand road planner

Pan African Touring Club, 1947. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. 32 pages (complete). A generously owned copy. There is evidence of avid, repeated use throughout with marks, annotations, creases and wear. The covers and contents have wear about the edges, some tanning about the edges, some mild aging-dulling. However, the pages are clear, companionable, certain, amiable. fk

$30.00

George: Centre of the Garden Route, Cape Province
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George: Centre of the Garden Route, Cape Province

George Publicity Association, 1965. Near Fine/No Jacket. 29 pages (complete). A genial copy of this small guide to the pretty Cape town. Landscape format. In excellent condition. The covers are charming, neat. The back cover has very light, shallow storage marks. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, generous - as if new throughout! fk

$10.00

Useful And Ornamental Plants Of Zanzibar And Pemba
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Useful And Ornamental Plants Of Zanzibar And Pemba

By Williams, R.O

St Ann's Press, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. Signed. signed and inscribed by the Author.jacket is rubbed and edge worn.foxing. all pages present.[J.K]

$80.00

Natal Automobile Club Official Route Book
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Natal Automobile Club Official Route Book

A C Braby, Durban, 1929. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Complete. A much owned copy. Map at rear is loose (as intended); it has wear, mild marking, it is intact and competent. The blue boards are much worn, scuffed, marked, stained, aged all about. They are steady and sure. The contents are timeworn but convivial. The thumb tags are worn. The contents have wear, marks, evidence of eager use. They are however infused with a spirit of helpfulness, benevolence. They are clean, clear, comfortable, companionable, more than competent, fascinating. fk

$70.00

The South and East African Year Book and Guide for 1937 with Atlas - 43rd issue
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The South and East African Year Book and Guide for 1937 with Atlas - 43rd issue

By Gordon Brown, G

Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., London / Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company, Limited, London, 1937. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 1129 pages plus 64 pages of coloured maps plus advertising (complete). A benign, chummy copy. The exotic boards have wear, marks from storage all about. They are steady and sure. The contents are genially aged. The frontispage has an open tear. Otherwise, the contents are clean, clear, dutiful, gentle, companionable, quite fascinating for the lifestyle it guided. fk

$19.00

Getaway's 1001 Places to See Before You Die - places to go, things to do in Southern Africa
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Getaway's 1001 Places to See Before You Die - places to go, things to do in Southern Africa

By Boddy-Evans, Marion ; Exelby, Narina ; Kuschke, Jazz ; Daly, Robyn ; Bristow, David

Struik Publishers, 2006. 2nd Edition. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. 391 pages (complete). A decent copy. Softcover with flaps. The covers have user wear, creasing, marks. They are sure and secure. The contents have evidence of contented use. The paper trims have storage marks. The contents are bright, fresh, clean, clear, generous, eager, energetic, wonderfully stimulating. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk

$40.00

Pilgrim's Rest

By Allen, Denny

The Author, 2004. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Allen, Denny. 16 pages (complete). A decent copy of this short booklet guide to Pilgrim's Rest in South Africa. The covers are healthy and sure. There is very light wear about the edges and seams. The contents are very pleasing. They are bright, clean, clear, convivial, certain. fk

$10.00

Maloti Drakensberg Route 2010/11 - Eastern Cape, Lesotho, Eastern Free State, Ukhahlamba Drakensberg
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Maloti Drakensberg Route 2010/11 - Eastern Cape, Lesotho, Eastern Free State, Ukhahlamba Drakensberg

www.malotidrakensbergroute.com, 2010. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. 37 pages (complete). Travel booklet / brochure. The covers have some wear about the edges from handling, some scuffing and light creasing. They are tight and sure. The contents are clean, clear, certain, tight. fk

$10.00

KwaZulu-Natal - South Africa : A Majestic Experience
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KwaZulu-Natal - South Africa : A Majestic Experience

Tourism Kwazulu-Natal, Durban. Softcover. Good. 23 pages (complete). Tourism brochure from the late 1990s. A placid copy. The covers have scuffing and some light wear. The contents are agreeable, decent, clean, clear. fk

$7.00

SWA : Tourist Guide / Toeristegids / Touristenführer
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SWA : Tourist Guide / Toeristegids / Touristenführer

By Schindler, Hanns-Michael (ed)

The Shell Company of South West Africa Ltd., Windhoek, 1973. 3rd edition. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. Eloff, Zackie . 86 pages (complete). In English, Afrikaans and German. An unusual travel guide in that other than text there are no photographs. It is instead pleasingly illustrated with sketches by Zackie Eloff, maps (some folded). Included: a tourist map to South West Africa (issued by the Nature Conservation and Tourism Branch, SWA). This and other maps are in good, eager condition. The covers have wear and scuffing. They are passive and sure. The pages have some evidence of contented use. However, despite some light user and storage wear, the pages are clean, clear, enthusiastic, generous, congenial. fk

$19.00

Long Ago Way : In the Footsteps of Alphons Hustinx
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Long Ago Way : In the Footsteps of Alphons Hustinx

By Oberholzer, Obbie

Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg, 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fair. 197 pages (complete). A most satisfying, even luscious copy. The dustjacket of this photographic journey through South Africa, following that of the legendary Belgian photographer Alphons Hustinx. The dustjacket is attractive. It has wear about the edges but is otherwise healthy and bright. The boards are handsome, neat with some shelving wear about the edges. The contents are very pleasing. The pages are bright, clean, clear, luxe, evocative, personal, ravishing. fk

$150.00