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The Strubens and Gold

by Cunningham, Anna (editor)

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9780868521152
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(Craighall: Ad Donker, 1987) 0868521159. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Friends of the Library, Publication series No. 3. 8vo; original purple cloth; pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. 143 (including index); black-and-white illustrations. Dustwrapper sunned on spine panel, slightly rubbed and edgeworn; some spotting to edges. Very good condition. Excerpts from the papers of the Struben family, intimately associated with the… Read more
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(Cape Town: Purnell, 1968). 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, and with gilt monogram to upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. xviii + (ii) + 363, incl. index; numerous colour and black-and-white photographs. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed. Near fine condition. "'Golden Age' is the sequel to 'The Corner House', first… Read more
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$9.29
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(New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1920) 0864860544. 8vo; maroon cloth, re-backed, with original backstrip laid down; new endpapers; pp. xiv + 334, incl. index; plates; folding map. Extremities a trifle rubbed; earlier owner's bookplate pasted largely over earlier stamp and codes; discreet repairs to bottom fore-corner of some initial leaves, and junction of folds in map; occasional fox spot.… Read more
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$107.21
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Diamonds

by Bruton, Eric

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9780719800719
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(London: N.A.G. Press, 1978) 0719800714. 8vo; original black rexine, lettered in gilt on spine; no dustwrapper; pp. xiv + 532, incl. index; photographs and artwork in colour and monochrome; diagrams. Very slightly rubbed; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "This book does not set out to deal with the admitted formidable technical complexities of current scientific research… Read more
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(Bethulie: Hollard, 1986) 0620093773. 8vo; laminated pictorial boards; pictorial endpapers; pp. 280, incl. index; plates, line drawings and diagrams. Earlier owner's inscription to title page; some foxing; pages somewhat damp-rippled. Good condition. "Early in 1886 two itinerant miners, George Harrison and George Walker, arrived on Langlaagte looking for casual work. Both had dug for gold in… Read more
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Some Dreams Come True

by Williams, Alpheus F.

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(Cape Town: Howard B. Timmins, preface dated 1948). Title continues: Being a sheaf of stories leading up to the discovery of copper, diamonds and gold in southern Africa, and of the pioneers who took part in the excitement of those early days. Large 8vo; original blue cloth; spine titled in gilt; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (xiv) + 590, incl. index;… Read more
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(Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1937). 8vo; original salmon-coloured cloth, blocked in red on spine and upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. 313, incl. index; plates; folding map. Dustwrapper a little tanned and edgeworn, with some loss to edges of lower and spine panels; edges of boards very lightly rubbed; some foxing to edges and endpapers, occasional fox spot… Read more
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Maize Turns to Gold

by Jacobsson, D.

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(Cape Town: Howard B. Timmins, [1948]). 8vo; original pale grey cloth, lettered in black on spine and upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; endpaper map; pp. 187; plates. Dustwrapper a little spotted, and edgeworn, with slight loss to lower panel; some foxing to endpapers and edges, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Very good condition. 'The author… Read more
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(Cape Town: Department of Mines, Republic of South Africa, 1968). 242 x 153 mm; side-stitched green card wrappers; pp. (ii) + 38; colour plate; table and graphs; large, folding map. Wrappers very slightly creased, with trace of soiling; earlier owner's name signed on upper cover; some pencilled annotations; a little foxing. Good condition. An important publication, exploring… Read more
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$28.59
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(Ilkley: The Scolar Press, for the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, 1980). Limited edition facsimile from the first edition of 1639, prepared directly from the copy that forms part of the Annan Collection. Crown 8vo; original cloth-backed papered boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine; top edge gilt; pp. (x) + 60. Trace of fishmothing to spine. … Read more
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Safety Practice. No. 6 Mining and Quarrying

by The Director of Occupational Safety & Compensation (issued by)

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(Salisbury: Rhodesia Occupational Safety Council, no date). Title taken from cover. 205 x 170 mm; saddle-stitched printed wrappers; pp. 24; photographs and line drawings. A little foxing. Good to very good condition. "Improved safety in Rhodesia's mining industry is the purpose for the publication of this book. The health and safety of mining employees is… Read more
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(no place: Mangula Mine, 1972). 210 x 140 mm; card, folded once, printed in black and gilt. Some foxing. Good. .
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The Diamond Mines of South Africa

by Williams, Gardner F.

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(New York: B. F. Buck & Company, 1906). Two royal 8vo volumes; red half morocco with cloth sides; spines tooled in compartments, gilt-ruled and gilt-lettered; new endpapers; pp. xvii + (i) + 359, xv + (i) + 353, incl. index; copiously illustrated with photogravure plates and captioned tissue-guards, numerous photographs, line drawings and diagrams in text. Merest suggestion of… Read more
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(Cape Town: Struik, 1975) 0869770438. 8vo; original rust-coloured boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 152, incl. index; plates; tables, incl. folding. Dustwrapper slightly edgeworn and creased, with sunned spine panel; some foxing to edges, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Very good condition. "Brought alive in the many fascinating and delightful contemporary comments by people whose lives and fortunes were closely… Read more
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$10.72
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(Johannesburg: Chris van Rensburg Publications, 1977) 0908393040. Folio; original white papered boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 127; colour maps; colour photographs; advertisements. Dustwrapper sunned, rubbed, and somewhat edgeworn; some foxing to boards and prelims. Good. "The South African government is committed to a policy of sovereign independence for the Black homelands within the borders of South Africa. …… Read more
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(S.A.B.C. Publication, c. 1963). 210 x 135 mm; saddle-stitched wraps; pp. 48. Wraps a little rubbed; staples rusted slightly; handstamp of previous owner on title page. Very good condition. History of gold from ancient times to 1963. .
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--. 'Hydraulic Work; worked by H. Schenck & C. Brown. To Miss I. Willis. With love and best wishes from Henry Schenck.' The photograph shows two men working a water-hose against a rock-face. Possibly Witwatersrand. Circa 1900. Poor condition, faded and foxed. .
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(Dundee: R. A. Burns & Co., 2000). Author's presentation inscription on copyright page. 240 x 170 mm; laminated pictorial wraps; pp. xii + 104; map; monochrome photographs and diagrams in text. Near fine condition; slightest crease to corner of lower cover. "The discovery of coal in Northern KwaZulu Natal nearly one hundred and forty years ago set… Read more
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(Pretoria: South African Reserve Bank, 1956). Originally published in the South African Bankers' Journal February and March 1956. 213 x 135mm; original card wraps; pp. (vi) + 63. Uniform light browning throughout; tiny crease to edge of upper wrap and first few pages. Very good condition. Text in English and Afrikaans; English summary of Afrikaans text. Address… Read more
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(London, The Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, 1951). 8vo; original green cloth with gilt titles; pp. xiv + 828 (including index); black-and-white photographs; folding charts. Boards a little soiled and worn at head and tail of spine; tiny ink mark on front free endpaper; small damp stain on lower edge of text block. Very good condition. 'The… Read more
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