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(Cape Town: Penguin Books, 2015) 9781770229204. 8vo; original black boards, lettered in white on spine; dustwrapper; pp. x + 386, incl. index; plates. Earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; trace of spotting to top edge. Near-fine condition. "Cecil John Rhodes made a fortune from diamonds and gold, became prime minister of the Cape, and had a country named… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Pan Macmillan, 2016) 9781770105065. 234 x 151 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (x) + 342. Near-fine condition. "Trevor Noah's path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show in New York began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such… Read more
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Verby die meule. 'n Lewensreis

by Appel, Willemien

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(Brackenfell: the author, 2002). "Opgedra aan die vroue van die Ned Geref Kerk". 210 x 148 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 120; some photographs. Fine condition. Afrikaans text. "Deur haar warm, guitige styl verfyn Willemien Appel in hierdie boek die kuns van onthou. Sy voer haar lesers mee in 'n proses van brutaal eerlike bestekopname, en ontsluit telkens … ook vir… Read more
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Scotty Smith

by Metrowich, F.C.

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9780949956200
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(Cape Town: Books of Africa, 1983) 0949956201. 8vo; original pictorial boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. xiii + (i) + 229, incl. index; plates. Dustwrapper sunned on spine panel; earlier owner's name signed on title page; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "Scotty Smith, bandit, highwayman, cattle thief, I.D.B., and certainly one of the most enigmatic characters ever… Read more
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(Port Elizabeth: André Jensen, 2009) 9780620423700. 204 x 145 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. (iv) + 151; plates. Near-fine condition. "He accorded the indigenous populations and their customs a respect they had not enjoyed before in the colonies, and he was the first to record the Maori folklore, anthropology and language. He founded hospitals and schools for all races in New… Read more
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(Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1963). 8vo; original white boards; price-clipped dustwrapper; pp. 303; frontis. portrait tipped in; plates. Dustwrapper very slightly edgeworn; small tape marks to pastedowns and dustwrapper flaps; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; top edge and endpapers a little foxed. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. " … he was appointed acting commandant… Read more
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Nine Great Africans

by Niven, Rex

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(London: G. Bell, 1964). 8vo; original olive-green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. xiv + 174, incl. index; plates; maps. Dustwrapper a little tanned; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. Chapters: Arabi the Egyptian; Mutesa the Chief; Menelik the Emperor; Seyyid Saïd the Sultan; Chaka the Soldier; Muhummed the Askia;… Read more
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Are Judges Human?

by Blackwell, Leslie

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(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1962). 8vo; original red boards, lettered in black on spine; no dustwrapper; tinted top edge; pp. xii + 196, incl. index; plates. Backstrip sunned with light wear to extremities; endpapers and edges foxed; leaves somewhat browned. Good. This book follows on from Leslie Blackwell's earlier publications "African Occasions" and "Farewell to Parliament", and is his legal… Read more
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(New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1972) 684127547. 8vo; original green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, with gilt crowned cranes device to upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xiii + (iii) + 302; illustrations by the author. Dustwrapper torn and sunned; light wear to bottom fore-corner of upper board; trace of foxing to edges. Very good condition, in a modest dustwrapper.… Read more
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Barnett Potter, a Fighter

by Potter, Ursula Barnett

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9780869781104
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(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1975) 0869781103. 8vo; original yellow boards, lettered in white on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 161; plates. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and slightly edgeworn; bookplate to front pastedown; bottom edges of boards lightly shelf-rubbed; a little foxing to endpapers and edges. Good condition. "Barnett Potter was a man of Africa, a rugged individualist who made his own… Read more
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(London: Atlantic Books, 2008) 9781843549710. 8vo; original dark green boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (viii) + 192. Very good condition. "Poet and prodigy Arthur Rimbaud led a life that was startlingly short, yet dramatically eventful and accomplished. His long poem Une saison en enfer and his collection Illuminations are central to the… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Ravan Press and Witwatersrand University Press, 1992) 0869754165. 220 x 148 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xii + 623; genealogical table; maps; many photographs and reproductions of contemporary artwork in text. Light creasing to spine. Very good condition. "On a spring morning in 1925 a frail old man from a doss house in Johannesburg turned up… Read more
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Remember Me?

by Monaghan, Mary

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9780620366489
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(Cape Town: Tortoise Press, 2006) 0620366486. Author's presentation inscription to title page. 210 x 146 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. vi + 154 + (ii). Near-fine condition. "Mary Monaghan's candidly recounted, moving story will resonate in the lives of readers, inspiring many to move beyond their own dire circumstances." .
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(Cape Town: Purnell, 1972) 360001505. Large 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 256, incl. index; plates. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; extremities of boards slightly bumped and rubbed; pieces cut from top and bottom edges of front free endpaper. Good condition. "Very few men in South Africa,… Read more
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Brigadier to Barman

by Day, Eric

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(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1958). Foreword by Dornford Yates. 8vo; mustard-coloured boards, lettered in red on spine; no dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 173; illustrations. Paper rather browned, owing to paper stock used; some foxing; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper. Good condition. 'At various times in my life I had tried my hand at… Read more
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(Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1971). 8vo; original pale boards, lettered in black on spine; no dustwrapper; pp. 213, incl. index; black-and-white photographic plates. Earlier owner's Ex libris hand-stamp to front free endpaper; a little foxing. Good condition. "Few people have led as active and colourful a life as Leslie Blackwell, retired judge of the Supreme Court of… Read more
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Tobie Muller: 'n Inspirasie vir Jong Suid-Afrika

by Keet, B. B., and Gordon Tomlinson

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(Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1925). Squarish 8vo; original oatmeal cloth, lettered in green on upper cover and in brown on spine; pp. 178; plates. Earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; light foxing. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. (Nienaber I, p. 179) Tobie Muller (1884-1918) was a "minister of the N.G. Kerk and campaigner… Read more
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Scotty Smith

by Metrowich, F.C.

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9780949956200
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(Cape Town: Books of Africa, 1983) 0949956201. 8vo; original pictorial boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. xiii + (i) + 229, incl. index; plates. Top fore-corners slightly bumped; pages somewhat browned; scattered foxing. Good to very good condition. "Scotty Smith, bandit, highwayman, cattle thief, I.D.B., and certainly one of the most enigmatic characters ever known in… Read more
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(Cape Town: Human and Rousseau, 1974) 079810452X. 8vo; original brown boards, lettered in white on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 208; black-and-white photographs. Dustwrapper somewhat rubbed and edgeworn; spine slightly cocked; some foxing. Good condition. "Miss Juta is a jack of many trades. Apart from a colourful war record, during which she was awarded the Croix-de-Guerre, she is… Read more
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The Man in My Boots

by Burman, Jose

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9780798133197
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(Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1994) 0798133198. 8vo; pictorial boards; pp. 126; cartoon illustrations in text. A little sunned on spine; trace of spotting to top edge. Very good condition. 'Jose Burman's first brush with the law came when he was eleven years old and was caught driving his father's car in their hometown of Jagersfontein with… Read more
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