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(Cape Town: Maskew Miller, 1954). 8vo; original grey boards; pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); pp. xiv + (ii) + 112, incl. index; plates. Trace of edgewear to dustwrapper; earlier owner's bookplate to front pastedown; a little foxing to endpapers. Very good condition. "Hildagonda Duckitt was an outstanding figure at the Cape in the grand Victorian times and most of… Read more
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(Cape Town: Fernwood Press, 2006) 9781874950813. Oblong 4to; original charcoal blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine, and with gilt lighthouse device to upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 224, incl. index; sumptuously illustrated with some modern photographs, reproductions of Michell's artwork and facsimiles of contemporary maps, portraits, etchings. Light crease to top edge of dustwrapper's lower pane. Near-fine condition.… Read more
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Day of the Buffalo

by Marais, G. F.

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9780620054829
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(Strand: the author, 1981) 0620054824. Cover title reads "Day of the Buffalo: The Laingsburg Flood". Large 8vo; original green rexine, lettered in gilt on upper cover; no dustwrapper; pp. (viii) + 99; photographs; diagrams. An account of South Africa's greatest natural disaster, the flooding of the Karoo town of Laingsburg in 1981, with much on the individuals who lost their… Read more
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Stellenbosch

by [Ko-operatiewe Wijnbouwers Vereniging]

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(Paarl: K.W.V., no date). 297 x 210 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers; unpaginated (but pp. 16); photographs, largely in colour. Light foxing. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. An evocative introduction to the charms of the Boland town. 'In hierdie bondige brosjure oor Stellenbosch is daar gepoog om die voornemende besoeker aan die "Eikestad" nie net die gewone toeriste-inligting te gee nie,… Read more
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Stellenbosch 1679-1929

by Bouman, A. C., with J. L. M. Franken and others

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(Stellenbosch: Hortors Ltd for the Stellenbosch Town Council, 1929). 4to; original dark buckram, blocked in gilt to spine and upper cover; pp. 149 + (iii) + (128); woodcuts; plates, incl. folding. Boards rather worn, mottled and bumped; hinges starting; some foxing to edges and endpapers, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Good only. Excellent plates. Text in English and Afrikaans. 'If at… Read more
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Thomas Bowler of the Cape of Good Hope: His Life and Works with a Catalogue of Extant Paintings

by Bradlow, Edna and Frank (text), and A. Gordon-Brown (commentary)

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(Cape Town: A. A. Balkema, 1955). Number 539 of a limited edition. 4to; original navy cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, and with gilt publisher's device to upper cover; no dustwrapper; pp. 248, incl. index; colour frontis. portrait tipped in; text illustrations, some of which tipped in; several plates in both colour and monochrome, some of which folding. Backstrip… Read more
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(Hilton: Brevitas, 2008). 8vo; original green rexine, lettered in gilt on spine and upper board; laminated pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); pp. (x) + xxiii + (i) + 256 + (xiv); period and recent photographs, the latter in colour. Fine condition. "Manna in the Desert, first published in 1920, offers a fascinating insight into life on a Great Karoo… Read more
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(Durban: Art Publishers, no date) 1919688889. Small oblong 4to (155 x 215 mm); laminated pictorial boards; pictorial endpapers; pp. 64; full-colour photographs. Near-fine condition. A colourful souvenir of this Atlantic region of the Western Cape, famous for its flowers and picturesque fishing villages. .
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Foundation of the Cape / About the Bechuanas

by Lichtenstein, W. H. C. (author), and O. H. Spohr (translator and editor)

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9780869610305
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(Cape Town: A. A. Balkema, 1973) 0869610309. Title continues: Being a history of the discovery and colonisation of Southern Africa - fragment of an unpublished manuscript written circa 1811, and, A translation of 'Ueber der Beetjuanas', originally published in 1807. 8vo; original rexine-backed papered boards, with spine lettered in gilt, and gilt publisher's monogram to upper cover; dustwrapper; tinted… Read more
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(Cape Town: Juta & Co, [1926]). Signed presentation inscription, to front free endpaper, by the book's renowned archivist author. Crown 8vo; original red cloth, pp. 109 + (ix); fold-out frontispiece; few plates. Occasional fox spot. Very good condition. (Hosken, p. 23) "In addition to many articles in the South African Law Journal and other periodical publications, Botha made more… Read more
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(Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1965). 4to; original brown rexine, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper, pp. xii + 92, including index; 77 colour and black-and-white plates. A little wear to top edge of dustwrapper. Very good condition. "Few people will have heard of this artist, but once you have read A. Gordon-Brown's able account… Read more
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(Cape Town: Struik Winchester, 1992) 0947430334. 4to; original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper and matching laminated pictorial slipcase; pp. 215 + (i), incl. index; maps; lavishly illustrated with contemporary artwork, largely in full colour. Dustwrapper slightly sunned on spine panel. Near-fine condition. A beautiful book. "This is the first… Read more
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Papers of the South African Literary Society, 1824

by Pringle, Thomas (secretary)

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(Cape Town: African Connoisseurs Press, 1963). Number 206 of an edition limited to 510 copies, a facsimile reprint of the 1825 printing by W. Bridekirk. 8vo; original brown rexine gilt; pp. (vi) + 24. Regular browning throughout. Very good condition. (SABIB 4, p. 317 [1st and 2nd printings]) "It is interesting, though not surprising, to… Read more
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Village Life 2006. Issues 16-21

by Mouton, Maré and Annalize (editors)

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9780620377911
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(Stanford: Village Life, 2006) 9780620377911. Number 30 of an edition limited to 250 numbered copies, of which 1-50 are signed on the facing page (by the editors and contributors). 297 x 210 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. viii + (ii) + 52 + (iv) + 48 + (iv) + 48 + (iv) + 52 + (iv) + 48 + (iv)… Read more
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Village Life 2007. Issues 22-27

by Mouton, Maré and Annalize (editors)

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9780620421003
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(Stanford: Village Life, 2008) 9780620421003. 297 x 210 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. viii + (ii) + 56 + (iv) + 56 + (iv) + 56 + (iv) + 64 + (iv) + 64 + (iv) + 64 + (ii); lavishly illustrated with full-colour and some historical photographs; some adverts. Near-fine condition. "Village Life was started as a community newspaper… Read more
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(Cape Town: Quincunx, 2010) 9780620478045. 210 x 147 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 190 + (i); photographs in text. Near-fine condition. Afrikaans text. "Van wat hy beleef, gesien, gehoor en nagevors het, het Paul Viljoen 'n ongewone boek gemaak. Richmond, Karoo vertel op meesterlike en vermaaklike wyse van 'n baie spesiale tyd wat gekom en gegaan het - van swaarkry… Read more
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(Cape Town: Van Riebeeck Society, 1971) 0620000562. Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No 2. Part One only is offered here. 8vo; original brown cloth; pp. xviii + 367 + (10); plates; maps (including folding). Parallel text in Dutch and English (introduction in Afrikaans and English). Cloth partially sunned; bottom fore-corners a little turned; earlier owner's book label… Read more
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(Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis, 2006) 1869191196. 8vo; burgundy boards, lettered in white on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. 592, incl. index; full-colour plates after contemporary portraits. Fine condition. Afrikaans text. "In Kinders van die Kompanjie skryf Karel Schoeman in onderhoudende verteltrant oor meer as dertig individue en groepe wat gedurende die sewentiende eeu by die VOC se… Read more
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(Oudtshoorn: Klein Karoo Koöperasie, 1995) 0620194650. 280 x 210 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (xii) + 104; illustrations, some of which in colour. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. History of the Klein Karoo farmers' cooperative. "So dikwels, veral in ons snel veranderende hedendaagse lewe, vergeet ons mense so maklik die geskiedenis - gebeurtenisse en in watter omstandighede wie wat moontlik… Read more
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(Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis, 2014) 9781485300960. Kolonie aan die Kaap, Deel 7. 8vo; original purple boards, with lettering to spine and upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. 507, incl. index. Fine condition. Afrikaans text. "Die sewende deel van die reeks Kolonie aan die Kaap gee 'n oorsig van die bewind van goewerneur Rijk Tulbagh, en van die… Read more
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