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(Cape Town: Juta & Company, 1965). Large 8vo; original rust-coloured cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. xiii + (i) + 178, incl. index; plates. Edges of dustwrapper very slightly worn, with light crease to upper panel; merest trace of browning to endpapers and edges. Very good condition. "Africana Repository is a book… Read more
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(Cape Town: A. A. Balkema, 1975) 0869610651. 8vo; original maroon boards, lettered in gilt on spine, with gilt publisher's device to upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper, in removable protector; pp. viii + 136; black-and-white reproductions. Very good condition. "This book represents years of research into certain features of nineteenth-century South African art and artists and offers a comprehensive impression… Read more
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(Cape Town: South African Library, 1963). 227 x 164 mm; cloth-backed card wrappers; pp. (x) + 77; plates. Bilingual text (English and Afrikaans). Wrappers slightly rubbed; occasional foxing. Very good condition. This book catalogues the printed works of plant hunters in South Africa from the earliest times. "The South African Public Library and the Friends of the South African Library… Read more
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(London: Crosby Lockwood & Son, 1970) 0258967900. 8vo; original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine; no dustwrapper; pp. (ii) + 105, incl. index. Chip to fore-edge of upper board; cover partially sunned. Very good. .
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Book Collecting in South Africa

by Christison, Grant

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9780958415118
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(Pietermaritzburg: the author, 1996) 0958415110. 8vo; original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 169; text illustrations; colour plates. Edition of 200 numbered copies. Dustwrapper sunned on spine panel. Very good condition. "Few South Africans have discovered the pleasure of book collecting. This little guide is designed to sharpen local interest in book collecting… Read more
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Liber amicorum pro A. A. Balkema

by Westra, P. E., Frank R. Bradlow, and others

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9780869680520
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(Cape Town: Friends of the S.A. Library, 1984) 0869680528. 213 x 131; printed wrappers; pp. 85; frontispiece. Spine slightly sunned, merest trace of foxing to edges and outermost leaves. Very good condition. A festschrift in honour of the publisher A. A. Balkema, with contributions in English and Afrikaans by writers whose works Balkema published. English tributes… Read more
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South Africa in Print / Boekspieël van Suid-Afrika

by Van Riebeeck Festival; Book Exhibition Committee

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(Cape Town: Book Exhibition Committee; Van Riebeeck Festival, 1952). Catalogue of an exhibition of books, atlases and maps held in the South African Library, Cape Town, 1 March till 5 April 1952; in commemoration of the arrival of Jan Van Riebeeck at the Cape; 6 April 1652 / Katalogus van 'n uitstalling van boeke, atlasse en kaarte in die Suid-Afrikaanse… Read more
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(Johannesburg, Ad. Donker, 1986) 0868520403. Large 8vo; original brown boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 253, incl. index; photographs. Dustwrapper a little rubbed; trace of foxing to edges. Very good condition. "The Companion to South African Libraries has been designed to provide a unique conspectus of the South African library world. Here, for the first time, is… Read more
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(Pretoria: The State Library, 1972) 0798900105. Number 13 in the State Library's 'Contributions to Library Science' series. 4to; half rexine, with green cloth sides, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; pp. viii + 197; frontis. portrait; plates. Sporadic foxing. Very good condition. These essays are brought together in one volume to honour the man… Read more
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(Durban: University of Natal Library, 1979) 0869802097. 8vo; original red cloth; pp. (vi) + iii + 447. Very good condition. Total of 914 entries. "The Llewellyn Powell Collection of Early Technology was established in 1956 by the late Mrs Florence Ann Elizabeth Powell in memory of her husband who was a distinguished engineer. The collection contains 'early… Read more
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(Berlin: Richard Carl Schmidt & Co, 1923). 8vo; original green boards; pp. 630 + XVIII. Boards sunned on edges and frayed at head and tail of spine; text heavily browned as usual. Good condition. Bookplate on front free endpaper. Specimens of handwriting in text. .
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(Cape Town: South African Library, 1997) 0869681184. 210 x 145 mm; laminated pictorial wraps; pp. x + 219. Spine a little sunned. Near fine condition. Topics covered include: Current State of Publishing and Bibliography of African materials (John McIlwaine); History of the South African Publishing and Book Trade (A.S.C. Hooper); Mission Presses in Natal (Brian Spencer);… Read more
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(Cape Town: University of Cape Town School of Librarianship, 1967). 225 x 164 mm; saddle-stitched printed wrappers; pp. (iv) + ix + (i) + 64. Contains 302 entries, and an index. Wrappers a little sunned. Very good condition. 'The bibliography is intended to cover African primitive or tribal sculpture, as distinct from the more modern art,… Read more
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Grey Collection. A Preliminary Catalogue

by Publications Sub-committee of the Council of the South African Library

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(Cape Town: South African Library, 1984). South African Library Grey Bibliographies 12. 240 x 170 mm; saddle-stitched printed wrappers; pp. viii + 20. Very good condition. "The medieval and Renaissance manuscripts listed in this Catalogue are part of the Grey Collection, which was presented to the Library in 1861 by Sir George Grey, Governor of the Cape… Read more
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An Annotated Bibliography of the Fossil Mammals of Africa (1742-1950)

by Hopwood, Arthur Tindell, and June Pamela Hollyfield (compilers)

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(London: Printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum, 1954). Number 8 in the series 'Fossil Mammals of Africa' produced by the British Museum (Natural History). 310 x 235 mm; printed wrappers; pp. (ii) + 194, incl. index. Backstrip disintegrated at head and tail; wrappers a bit sunned and curled; small piece missing from bottom fore-corner… Read more
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Bibliographies for African Studies, 1976-1979

by Scheven, Yvette (compiler)

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(Waltham, MA: Crossroads Press/African Studies Association, 1980). The Archival and Bibliographic Series. 278 x 214 mm; printed wrappers; pp. xxv + (i) + 142, incl. index. Faint mark to upper cover. Very good condition. "This is an annotated guide to bibliographies in the social sciences and humanities, relating to African Studies. The bibliographies appear as… Read more
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The Orange Free State Goldfields

by Sinclair, Dorothy Mary (compiler)

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(Cape Town: University of Cape Town School of Librarianship, 1967). 230 x 163 mm; saddle-stitched printed wrappers; pp. (xii) + 51. Wrappers slightly sunned and creased; bump to fore-edge. Good to very good. "The publications in this bibliography comprise books, pamphlets and periodical articles dealing with various aspects of the Free State Gold Mines. Items have… Read more
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(Basel: Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 1983). Volume 29 of 'Mitteilungen der Basler Afrika Bibliographien'/Communications from the Basel Africa Bibliography. 210 x 148 mm; printed wrappers; pp. x + 110, incl. index; map. Slight bump to bottom fore-corner. Very good condition. German text. A select bibliography of literature on Botswana for the period 1960-1981. Although annotations… Read more
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(London, 1974). Royal octavo, dustwrapper, little stained and rubbed, pp. 468, illustrations, including colour. .
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The printed book

by Aldis, Harry G.

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(Cambridge, University Press, 1947). The second edition; revised & brought up to date by John Carter and Brooke Crutchley. 12mo, dustwrapper, rubbed, original cloth, a little marked, pp. x + 142, few illustrations, plates. Text a little browned, light foxing on the endpapers, preliminary pages and margins. 'Printing has seen great developments in the last thirty years, both in the… Read more
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