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The Odd Koppie of A Veld Fool

by Flemming, Leonard

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(Bloemfontein: A. C. White, 1929). 8vo; original orange cloth; pp. (xii) + 203. Cover rubbed and lightly soiled; hinges tender; gift inscription to front free endpaper; moderate foxing throughout; archival tape repair to one leaf of prelims. at gutter. Good. 'It is the lot of every writer to have their more recent books compared to their first,… Read more
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(Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1984) 0624022447. 8vo; original papered boards; dustwrapper; pp. (xii) + 113. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed; gift inscription to front free endpaper. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. "Wanneer Jan Spies vertel van 'n leerlingverpleegster se slim planne met 'n emmer vol kunstande of van 'n bobbejaan wat hom spook in die plek van 'n… Read more
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I'm No Lady

by Waring, Joyce

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(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, no date). 8vo; original red boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 169; cartoon illustrations. Dustwrapper somewhat edgeworn and rather foxed; endpapers and outer leaves rather foxed; some moderate foxing elsewhere. Good. 'The hilarious story of a South African M.P.'s wife, Joyce Waring, volcanic daughter of that fiery man of politics, Arthur Barlow, not… Read more
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(Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1984) 0624022447. 8vo; original papered boards; dustwrapper; pp. (xii) + 113. Dustwrapper very slightly edgeworn, with lower panel rubbed, and tape scars to flaps; gift inscription to front free endpaper; tape marks to free endpapers. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. "Wanneer Jan Spies vertel van 'n leerlingverpleegster se slim planne met 'n emmer… Read more
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(Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1985) 0624021254. 8vo; papered boards; dustwrapper; pp. 119. Dustwrapper slightly edgeworn, and scuffed to lower panel; spine panel sunned, with short tear at head; slight bump to top fore-corner; gift inscription to front free endpaper. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. "Baasjagters en voorsingers, spoke en spekskieters, tandesoekers - hulle is almal hier in… Read more
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Madams are from Mars. Maids are from Venus

by Francis, S, with H. Dugmore and Rico (R. Schacherl)

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(Johannesburg: Penguin Books, 1997). 193 x 240 mm; laminated pictorial wraps; pp. 176. Near fine condition. "Madam & Eve is South Africa's most popular cartoon strip. The strip is currently syndicated in 13 publications and read by over 4 million people everyday. Madam & Eve takes a humorous look at the daily lives of two people from very… Read more
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The Soft Edges of Family Practice

by Ellis, Chris

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(Johannesburg: Premier Book Publishers, 1991). 8vo; original blue boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 172. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed. Very good condition. "The title of this book was taken from a regular monthly column written for SA Family Practice. Articles published by the South African Medical Journal and the British Medical Journal have also been… Read more
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(no place, Central News Agency, no date). Illustrated by Rex Hudson. 185 x 120 mm; wraps; pp. x + 68. A little browning. "This book is dedicated to that vast army of apes, lemurs, monkeys, chimps, gibbons and thingamybobs, who, recognising a good thing when they see it, have persistently refused to become men, and are still courageously handing… Read more
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Gal's Gossip

by Binstead, Arthur M.

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(London: Sands & Company, 1902, 5th edition). 8vo; original pictorial tan cloth; pp. 176 + adverts. Light soiling to cloth; regular light browning throughout. Very good condition. 'Up to now, the hundreds - aye, thousands - of columns of epistolatory literature which the ladies of the furbelow press have from time to time indited to "Dearest Maude,"… Read more
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(no place: Transatlantic, no date). 45 rpm vinyl recording in 180 x 180 mm paper sleeve; lacking original printed sleeve; overall running time 6 minutes 31seconds. Good condition. Comedian Wrex Tarr, who died in 2006, was best known for his Chilapalapa series of skits. For many people, his unique brand of humour will always represent the lighter… Read more
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Sunrise over Tanesia

by Swanson, Donald

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(Cape Town: Simondium Publishers, 1965). 8vo; original red boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 144. Dustwrapper a little edgeworn, and sunned on spine panel; some foxing to endpapers, dustwrapper, and page edges. Good condition. "Sunrise Over Tanesia is a satire on life in a mythical, newly-independent African state. It is a light-hearted romp concerning a film-unit sent out… Read more
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International Maid of Mystery

by Francis, S., with H. Dugmore and Rico (R. Schacherl)

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(Cape Town: David Philip, 1999). 193 x 240 mm; laminated pictorial wraps; pp. 176. Slightest curl to corners of wrappers. Very good condition. "Madam & Eve is South Africa's most popular cartoon strip. The strip is currently syndicated in 13 publications and read by over 4 million people everyday. Madam & Eve takes a humorous look at… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Penguin, 1992). 194 x 128 mm; laminated pictorial wraps; pp. (vi) +151; cartoon illustrations. Wraps very slightly sunned. Near fine condition. 'You don't have to be crazy to stay sane in South Africa. But it helps. Now here's an even easier method. It's called Braaivleis of the Vanities, and it's a sizzling exposé… Read more
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A settler's scribblings in South Africa

by Flemming, Leonard

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(Bloemfontein, A.C. White, 8th edition, 1925). Original paper on boards, a little soiled and worn, tear at the base of the spine, pp. (ix) + 135 + (8: advertisements). Ownership inscription (dated 1939) on the half-title-page, text edges foxed. .
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Money for nothing

by Wodehouse, P.G.

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(London, Jenkins, 1928). Original cloth stained, pp. 312. Front free endpaper removed, light browning, preliminary pages and edges slightly foxed. .
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Jan Domm: a romp

by Niemand, Piet (pseudonym)

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(London, Geoffrey Bles, 1962). Illustrated by George Adamson. Small octavo, pictorial dustwrapper, pp. 106. Edges lightly foxed. Parody, satire on Apartheid legislation. 'Jan Domm was as upright and noble a specimen of White Man as you could hope to meet. He believed, with a belief even stronger perhaps than that held by the ordinary good citizen, that the Government, all-wise… Read more
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The day Natal took off; a satire

by Delius, Anthony

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(London, 1963). Dustwrapper slightly rubbed. 'The Times Literary Supplement wrote of the original edition, now out of print: 'There is little enough to laugh about in South Africa these days, but perhaps it takes a poet to find the occasion.' .
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More Fragments from France. Vol. II

by Bairnsfather, Bruce (Captain)

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(London: The Bystander, no date). 300 x 215 mm; saddle-stitched wraps with colour pictorial onlay to upper wrap; pp. 44; 37 monochrome cartoons. Staples rusted, a little scattered foxing; wraps and some pages slightly creased. Good condition. Cartoons published during World War I. .
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