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(Cape Town, The Van Riebeeck Society, 1959). Van Riebeeck Society 1st series, volume 40. 8vo; original cloth; pp. x + 221; monochrome plates; folding map. Near-fine condition. "The gospel precepts were far removed from tribal ideas and the harshness of nomadic life was not conducive to their expression in tribal life. Consequently, conversions to Christianity were few… Read more
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(Windhoek: John Meinert, 1972). Signed greetings card from the author/photographer loosely inserted. 208 x 145 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers; unpaginated (but pp. 48). Captioned photographs in monochrome, with brief introductory text in English, German and Afrikaans. Very good condition. "The Windhoek Scene is constantly changing, and some of its older landmarks may soon lose their identity or even disappear altogether.… Read more
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South West Africa: The Disputed Land

by Bruwer, J.P. van S.

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(Cape Town: Nasionale Boekhandel, 1966). Author's signed presentation inscription to front free endpaper reads: "To Mrs Salomé Benjamin / With many thanks for sound and welcome suggestions and for putting it all into typed script. / J Bruwer, Author, 12.8.66". 8vo; original red boards, lettered in black on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 147; maps; tables. Dustwrapper sunned on… Read more
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Call Me Master

by Levinson, Olga

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([Johannesburg]: Central News Agency, 1958). 8vo; original blue cloth; no dustwrapper; pp. 164; line drawings by Wolf von Loeben. Endpapers and edges rather foxed. Good condition. Humorous memoir of life in South West Africa. .
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(Basel: Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 1997) 3905141698. 374 x 245 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. (ii) + 120; photographs. A little bumped. Very good condition. "This book contains the facsimile reprint of the first African newspaper published in Namibia, South West News - Suidwes Nuus. Issued in 1960 in Windhoek, it has to be regarded as the earliest… Read more
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Swakopmund 90

by Van Niekerk, W. M. (compiler)

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(Windhoek: SWA/Namibia Information Service, 1982). 210 x 296 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp.40; colour photographs and town plan; trilingual text: English, Afrikaans, German. Wrappers a little rubbed; some fox spots. Good to very good condition. "Swakopmund was founded on 4 August 1892, when Hauptmann Kurt von Francois erected two beacons where the mole is today. In 1916… Read more
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The Journal of Gustaf de Vylder, Naturalist in South-Western Africa 1873-1875

by Rudner, Ione & Jalmar (translators and editors)

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9780958411240
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(Cape Town: Van Riebeeck Society, 1998) 0958411247. Second Series No. 28: This is the volume for 1997. 8vo; original dark brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, with gilt publisher's device to upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. xliv + 292, incl. index and publisher's catalogue; colour frontis.; photographic portrait of De Vylder; illustrations in text. … Read more
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(Windhoek: Verenigde Pers, 1974). 8vo; rexine-backed papered boards, lettered in white on spine; pp. (viii) + iv + 128; tables. Boards very slightly rubbed; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. "Om soos die woordvoerders van die Nasionale Party en die regering die strydpunt te verteenwoordig as 'n blote keuse wat by die blanke alleen… Read more
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Skeleton Coast

by Schoeman, Amy

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9781868120819
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(Johannesburg: Southern, 1984) 1868120813. Signed by the author on the half-title. 4to; original papered boards, lettered in white on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. 192, incl. index; numerous photographs in colour and monochrome; map; line drawings. Dustwrapper rubbed and somewhat edgeworn, with earlier owner's tape repair to reverse of top edge; small chip to fore-edge of… Read more
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(Cape Town: The Van Riebeeck Society, 1954). Volume 35 in the Van Riebeeck Society's First Series. 8vo; original pale grey cloth, with black lettering to spine, and publisher's device in black to upper board; pp. (viii) + 197 + (vii); plates; folding map. Some foxing to edges and endpapers, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Good to very good… Read more
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Ein Leben für Südwestafrika: Festschrift Dr. h. c. Heinrich Vedder

by Drascher, W., and H. J. Rust (editors)

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(Windhoek: S.W.A. Scientific Society, 1961). Herausgegeben von Professor Dr. W. Drascher, Tübingen, und Dr. H. J. Rust, Windhoek, im auftrage der S.W.A. Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft, Windhoek. 235 x 170 mm; side-stitched pictorial wrappers; pp. 168; frontis. portrait and a few other illustrations. Wrappers slightly rubbed; discreet archival tape reinforcing at head of spine; penned Latin inscription to copyright page.… Read more
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Drie Swerwers oor die Einders

by de Klerk, W. A.

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(Cape Town: Nasionale Boekhandel, 1962). 8vo; original light blue boards, lettered in black on spine; dustwrapper; pp. (viii) + 169; plates. Dustwrapper somewhat rubbed and edgeworn, with a little loss to spine panel; small trace of damp-stain to bottom edge of pastedowns; some foxing and tape marks to endpapers; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; pencilled annotations.… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball Publishers, 1986) 0868500925. Large 8vo; original boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 531 + (iii), incl. index; maps; tables. Dustwrapper ever so slightly rubbed, with trace of curl to edges; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; a little foxing to endpapers. Very good condition. "This timely study examines the struggle of… Read more
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(Cape Town: W. J. Flesch & Partners, 1978) 0949989185. Signed inscription by Harry Gundry on title page. 210 x 147 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 184, incl. index; map; photographs. Wrappers and bit rubbed and creased, and sunned on spine; small tape or label mark to half-title; trace of spotting to edges. Good condition. "The Bank first… Read more
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Old Swakopmund Today

by Marais, Christine (illustrations), and Karin Fischer-Buder (text)

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9781868487646
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(Windhoek: Gamsberg Macmillan, 1992) 1868487644. 4to; laminated pictorial boards; pictorial endpapers; pp. (v) + (72); charming ink and wash drawings of the architectural highlights of the town, with a map. Spine a little bumped and scuffed; earlier owner's bookplate to half-title. " ... this book ... records and preserves the character of old Swakopmund, not only for the… Read more
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The Population Groups of South West Africa. Part I

by Gauerke, Erno (introduction)

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(Windhoek: Afrikaans-Deutsche Kulturgemeinschaft, 1978). No. 2 in the series of A.D.K. 'Facts and Figures' booklets. 208 x 148 mm; saddle-stitched wrappers; pp. 24; maps and photographs. Very good condition. The population groups receiving attention in this booklet are the Bushmen (San), the Damara, the Herero, the Kavango, and the Nama (Khoe-Khoen). .
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(Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1961). 4to; original pale boards; dustwrapper; pp. 154; plates; map. Dustwrapper rubbed and edgeworn; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; a little browning and spotting. Good. "With affection she describes the fascination of its deserts, mountains and vast savannahs; the variety of its inhabitants, from the Okavango river people to the Bushmen… Read more
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(London: The Macmillan Press, 1988) 0333457226. 8vo; original black boards lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xii + 203, incl. index; tables. Dustwrapper slightly rubbed, with damp stain to tail of spine panel; trace of spotting to top edge. Very good condition. "Eleven of the world's leading scholars on Namibia offer a collection of… Read more
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(no place: Government of South Africa, 1963). Volumes I and IX. Two 4to volumes; original pale grey papered boards, with lettering in black to upper cover in each case, and similar lettering to the spine of the second volume; pp. (vi) +40, (x) + 116; two folding colour maps in Volume I; numerous photographs in Volume IX. Boards… Read more
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(Gamsberg: 1986). Oblong 4to; original brown cloth; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 80; illustrations. Parallel text in English, Afrikaans and German. Inscribed and signed by the Life Liners of Windhoek on the front free endpaper. Dustwrapper a little worn; endpapers browned. .
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