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Africana Curiosities

by Smith, Anna H. (editor)

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(Johannesburg: Ad. Donker, 1973). 8vo; original brown boards, lettered in white on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 148; illustrations. A little foxing. Very good condition. "Under the editorship of Anna H. Smith, a series of articles on a variety of subjects that are of interest to many Africana Collectors has been brought together in this book. Each chapter is the… Read more
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Adventures in Africana

by Varley, D. H.

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(Cape Town: University of Cape Town and Trustees of the South African Library, 1949). 8vo; blue cloth-backed papered boards, with pictorial onlay to upper cover; pp. 46; plates; illustrations in text. Boards a little soiled and foxed; earlier owner's white tape reinforcing to spine; bookplate of Maurice Greer to front free endpaper; some foxing to edges and endpapers, occasionally elsewhere;… Read more
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Town Furniture of the Cape

by Baraitser, Michael, and Anton Obholzer

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9780869773024
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$42.88

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(Cape Town: Struik, 1987) 086977302X. 4to; original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 224, incl. index; profusely illustrated, incl. a section in full-colour. A little foxing to edges and endpapers. Very good condition. Landmark work on this subject. "While the text examines the background of styles and individual pieces such as… Read more
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Bohemian Glass

by Victoria and Albert Museum

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(London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1965). 245 x 183 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 18 + (46); forty-five full-page illustrations. Wrappers a little rubbed. Good condition. 'This picture book was first issued in conjunction with the exhibition "Bohemian Glass", which we were pleased to have the opportunity of mounting in the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1965. … Read more
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(Cape Town: privately published, 2002) 062028918X. Published in June 2002 in a limited edition of 100 copies. Small 4to; light brown cloth, lettered in black on spine; printed dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. (x) + 181; photographs; artwork; facsmiles; maps; genealogical table. Housed in the original publisher's sleeve. Fine condition. "I started dictating these memoirs about six… Read more
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$57.18
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(London: Faber and Faber, 1966). 4to; original salmon-coloured cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 223, incl. index, + (97); plates, a few of which in colour. Dustwrapper rubbed and a little edgeworn; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; a little foxing. Good to very good condition. "This is the most comprehensive… Read more
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Chairs

by Joy, Edward T.

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(London: Country Life Books, 1980). 8vo; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 128; line drawings; photographs, some of which in colour. A volume in 'The Country Life Library of Antiques' series. Dustwrapper rubbed and a bit edgeworn; a little foxing to edges, and to reverse of dustwrapper. Good to very… Read more
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(Cape Town: A.A. Balkema, 1974) 0869610708. 4to; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, with gilt publisher's monogram to upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. x + 254; numerous illustrations, full-page and in text, incl. colour and folding. Merest trace of edgewear to dustwrapper; earlier owner's tiny label to front free endpaper; very occasional fox… Read more
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(The Hague: Van Goor Zonen, 1962). 4to; original rexine over boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 256; plates. Dustwrapper a little edgeworn, with earlier owner's tape repairs to reverse. Very good condition. "This catalogue is being published at 'the very last moment'. The possessors of the Netherlands' large trousseaus of twenty-five years ago are slowly dying out.… Read more
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Antiques and Bygones

by Godfrey, Denis

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(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1967). 8vo; original yellow boards, lettered in black on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (xiv) + 123, incl. index; plates. Dustwrapper a little foxed and edgeworn; spine very slightly cocked; gift inscription to front free endpaper; earlier owner's small sellotape repair to scuff on front pastedown and free endpaper; trace of foxing to edges and… Read more
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The Cape Copper-Smith

by Le Roux, Marius

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ISBN
9780620042574
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(Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch Museum, 1982) 0620042575. Title continues: 'A survey of the copper-smiths who worked at the Cape of Good Hope from 1662 onwards with particular reference to the materials, tools and techniques they employed.' 4to; original brown boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; decorative endpapers; pp. 160, incl. index; numerous photographs, including colour. Dustwrapper ever so slightly rubbed; occasional fox… Read more
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(Cape Town: Don Nelson, 1990) 186806073X. 4to; original pale blue papered boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; decorative endpapers; pp. 104, incl. index; generously illustrated with full-colour photographs of antique South African bottles and lids, reproductions of contemporary artwork, diagrams and line drawings. Earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper verso. Near fine condition. "Although much has been written… Read more
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1000 chairs

by Fiell, Charlotte & Peter

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9783822811986
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(Cologne: Taschen, 2001) 382281198X. 8vo; laminated limp pictorial boards; pp. 768; profusely illustrated with photographs of chairs, largely in full colour. Very slightly rubbed at head of spine; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper. Very good condition. Text in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, but with sufficient information in the pictures and captions for the English… Read more
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(London: G. Bell and Sons, 1973) 0713517646. 215 x 140 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 140, incl. index; photographs and line drawings. Wrappers slightly creased; some foxing; earlier owner's hand-stamp and another stamp to front endpaper. Good condition. "A Handbook of Chinese Art fills a real need as a basic guide for collectors and dealers in Chinese… Read more
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Africana Byways

by Smith, Anna H. (editor)

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(Johannesburg: Ad. Donker, 1976). 8vo; original green boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 189, incl. index; monochrome illustrations. Dustwrapper very slightly edgeworn, and sunned on spine panel and adjacent portion of lower panel; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; trace of foxing to top edge and outermost leaves, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Very good condition. "Africana Byways… Read more
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In Search of VOC Glass

by Heller, David

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(Cape Town, Maskew Miller Limited, no date, [foreword dated 1951]). Small 4to; original blue skivertex; no dustwrapper; pp. 103; frontispiece; plates, with tissue-guards. Special de luxe edition limited to 300 copies; this copy number 232, signed by the author. Slightest wear to head of spine; trace of spotting to top edge. Very good condition. Seminal work on… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Ad. Donker, 1977) 0949937355. 4to; original brown boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 237; colour folding map; colour plates. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; trace of spotting to edges; slight mark to margin of one plate. Very good condition. "This book contains 600 oriental rug names and explanations, correcting some past misdescriptions; a monograph on the importance… Read more
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(Berlin: Richard Carl Schmidt, 1921). 8vo; original grey boards, lettered in black to spine and upper board; pp. (iv) + 254, incl. index; advertisements; photographs. Cover partially sunned, esp. to spine; edges of boards a bit bumped and chipped; earlier owner's bookplate to front pastedown; trace of foxing. Good condition. German text. Useful reference on lacework.… Read more
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(Toronto, Macmillan of Canada, 1963). Translated from the French by Eric McLean. Large quarto, Laminated pictorial dustwrapper, very slightly frayed, original cloth, pp. 404, numerous illustrations in the text, a few colour plates. 'All th information on the subject is here presented for the first time by an expert who has devoted more than thirty years to a study of… Read more
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(London, Truslove and Hanson, 7th edition, revised and considerably enlarged, 1922). Quarto, original red cloth, gilt-lettered on the spine and upper board, a few small stains, pp. xix + 459 + (1), numerous text-illustrations. Tape-marks on the endpapers, some foxing on the preliminary pages, brown stain penetrating one-half-inch into the top margin of several leaves towards the end of the… Read more
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