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Proeve van Kleine Gedigten voor Kinderen

by van Alphen, Hieronymus

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([The Hague]: L.J.C. Boucher, ca 1939). 16mo; cloth-backed pictorial papered boards; unpaginated (but pp. 76); plates. Lightly rubbed; some foxing to edges and outermost leaves; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper. Good to very good condition. Dutch text. Facsimile reprint of the 1778 edition of Jan van Terveen. Van Alphen's children's poems enjoyed great success, and were translated… Read more
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(London: Sampson, Low, Marston & Co. / Cape Town: T. Maskew Miller, [1911?]). 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; pp. 317 + (iii) + 12. Cloth rather worn and stippled; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; rather foxed throughout. Fair to good. "To the memory of the brave men of two nations,… Read more
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(Cape Town: Scamp Fiction, 2011) 9780980260984. 233 x 154 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (iv) + 644. Occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "For its range and depth, this novel deserves comparison with Patrick White's great novel of Australian becoming, The Tree of Man. We see Douglas van Yssen, his country and his culture come of age. There is sadness… Read more
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Go Set a Watchman

by Lee, Harper

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9781785150289
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(London: William Heinemann, 2015) 9781785150289. 8vo; original blue-grey boards, lettered in black to spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. (vi) + 278 + (iii). Fine condition. "Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humour and effortless precision - a… Read more
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(Gent & Utrecht: W. Siffer & A. Oosthoek, 1914). 8vo; original brown pictorial cloth, blocked in red to upper cover; pp. LIX + (i) + 121 + (ii). A little rubbed; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; trace of foxing to edges and endpapers; discreet pencilled underlining to introduction. Good condition. Dutch/Flemish text. The medieval Reynard stories are… Read more
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The Magic Tree. South African Stories in Verse

by Butler, Guy, and Jeff Opland (editors)

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9780636012004
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(Cape Town: Maskew Miller Longman, 1989) 063601200X. 240 x 168 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (xii) + 243. Small crease to bottom fore-corner of upper cover; lightly rubbed; edges and outermost leaves foxed. Good condition. "The Magic Tree is a unique and significant new anthology of South African narrative verse. Here are the voices of our shared past and our… Read more
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(London: S. W. Partridge, [ca 1900]). Crown 8vo; red pictorial cloth; pp. 144 + 24; plates and illustrations in text. Light wear; backstrip a little sunned; school prize label dated 1902 to front free endpaper; regular, light browning; trace of foxing; lower hinge just starting. Good condition, in a very attractive binding. Moralistic Edwardian boys' fiction of a type very… Read more
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D. van Hoogstratens Gedichten

by Hoogstraten, D[avid] van

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(Amsterdam: Jacobus van Hardenberg, 1697). Small 4to; recent half Oasis goatskin with marbled sides; spine tooled in compartments, with gilt lettering piece to second compartment; new endpapers; title page expertly silked; pp. (xx) + 391. A very attractive copy of this uncommon work. This is the earliest edition of the poet's collected original poetry and translations. David van Hoogstraten (1658-1724),… Read more
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The Lusiads of Luiz de Camões

by Camões, Luiz de (author), and Leonard Bacon (translator)

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(New York: The Hispanic Society of America, 1966). 8vo; original turquoise cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. xxxii + (iv) + 435. Dustwrapper somewhat tanned and slightly edgeworn, with chip from top edge of lower panel; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper. Very good condition. The great epic poem of Portugal's exploits… Read more
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Heat and Dust

by Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer

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ISBN
9780719561771
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(London: John Murray, 2003) 0719561779. 198 x 128 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (vi) + 181. Small penned number on final blank. Near-fine condition. "This is a book of cool, controlled brilliance. It is a jewel to be treasured." - The Times .
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Adventures in the Skin Trade

by Thomas, Dylan

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(London: Putnam, 1955). First edition. Crown 8vo; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; dustwrapper; pp. 115. Dustwrapper foxed and edgeworn, with some archival tape repairs to reverse; bump to tail of spine; scattered foxing. Good condition. "Several years before his death, Dylan Thomas began to write a novel that would not be strictly autobiographical,… Read more
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(London: André Deutsch, 1989) 0233983767. 8vo; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. ix + (i) + 380. Dustwrapper ever so slightly rubbed; some foxing to flaps, reverse of dustwrapper, and endpapers, with occasional fox spot elsewhere; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper. Very good condition. "Wyndham Lewis is acknowledged… Read more
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The Poems of Doctor Zhivago

by Pasternak, Boris

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(London: Roger Schlesinger, 1969). Translated from the Russian by Eugene M. Kayden. With Drawings by Bill Greer. 12mo; pictorial boards; pictorial dustwrapper; decorative endpapers; pp. 61 + (i); illustrations. Dustwrapper a bit rubbed, and slightly edgeworn; gift inscription to half-title; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "Within the framework of his magnificent novel DOCTOR ZHIVAGO,… Read more
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(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995) 0192892320. 196 x 128 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 304, incl. index; maps. Half-title removed; earlier owner's discreet book label to title page; occasional fox spot. Good condition. "Wole Soyinka, Peter Carey, Margaret Atwood, V.S. Naipaul, J.M. Coetzee - postcolonial writers from around the world now enjoy wide popularity. In this… Read more
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East of Eden

by Steinbeck, John

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(New York: Penguin, 2002) 978014200423. John Steinbeck Centennial Edition (1902-2002). 214 x 143 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. (vi) + 601. Fine condition. "First published in 1952, East of Eden is the work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous… Read more
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cover of Jack Archer. A Tale of the Crimea

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(Chicago: M. A. Donahue, no date). Crown 8vo; original pale blue pictorial cloth; pp. 263 + publisher's catalogue; full-page illustrations. Light wear to extremities; corners a little turned; backstrip a bit tanned, and frayed at head; light browning throughout; occasional fox spot. Good condition. .
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(London: Octopus Books, 1986) 0706426525. 4to; original green cloth, blocked in blind to upper cover, and lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 318, with original Strand Magazine illustrations and twelve colour illustrations by Graham Ward. Dustwrapper and edges of boards partially sunned; edges slightly browned; occasional foxing. Very good condition. "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's… Read more
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(Cape Town: The Firfield Pamphlet Press, 1996) 1875058060. 210 x 140 mm; saddle-stitched wrappers with pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 36; some illustrations. Very good condition. Humorous poems on scientific subjects. "Professor Brian Warner, Head of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town, trained as an astrophysicist at University College London, and has D.Sc. degrees both from the University… Read more
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cover of With the British Legion. A Story of the Carlist Wars

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(London: Blackie & Son, no date). Crown 8vo; original red pictorial cloth; pp. 384 + (ii); colour frontis.; plates. Trace of fishmothing to cloth; a little frayed at head and tail of backstrip; endpapers and edges somewhat foxed, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Good condition. .
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Anil's Ghost

by Ondaatje, Michael

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9780330480772
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(London: Picador, 2000) 0330480774. 195 x 129 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (viii) + 311. Trace of foxing to edges. Very good condition. "In his first novel since The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje displays again the richness of imagery and the keen emotional surety that are the hallmarks of his writing." .
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