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Natal and the Zulu Country

by Bulpin, T. V.

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(Cape Town: Books of Africa, 1966). 8vo; original pictorial boards; endpaper map; pp. (viii) + 456, incl. index; line drawings in text; full-colour photographic plates. Extremities of boards a little rubbed; previous owner's name signed on front pastedown; edges foxed. Good condition. "Author's Note: Apart from a considerable amount of new material, this book includes the information contained… Read more
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(Cape Town: Howard B. Timmins, 1952). llustrations by Barbara Tyrrell. 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in black on spine and upper cover; no dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. ix + (iii) + 306, incl. index; line drawings. Light wear to edges of boards; earlier owner's name signed on front pastedown; pages somewhat browned. Good condition. 'Shaka's Country is a book… Read more
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Natal and Zululand from Earliest Times to 1910. A new history

by Duminy, Andrew, and Bill Guest (editors)

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9780869806951
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(Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal Press and Shuter & Shooter, 1989) 0869806955. 243 x 170 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xxix + (i) + 489, incl. index; photographs; maps. A little rubbed; rather foxed, particularly to edges, inside covers and outermost leaves. Good condition. "Since the 1960s the history of Natal and Zululand has been dramatically revised and this book reflects… Read more
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Bull by the Horns

by Collins, Tod

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9780992173708
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(Dargle: Triple Creek Publishing, 2013) 9780992173708. Signed by the author on the title page. 210 x 141 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. viii + 192; illustrations in text. Very good condition. The author, a vet working in the southern Drakensberg foothills, offers a compilation of stories from his region, humorous and otherwise. .
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(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1980) 0869782029. Folio; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine and upper board; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. 224, incl. index; monochrome photographs. Dustwrapper quite edgeworn and foxed to reverse side; spine cocked; a little shelf-rubbed; earlier owner's name scored out on front free endpaper; a little light foxing. Good, in a modest dustwrapper.… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Macmillan, 1986) 0869542699. 4to; original blue boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. (xvi) + 232, incl. index; full-colour plates; monochrome photographs in text; maps. Some small tape marks to endpapers. Very good condition. "This is a book about the Drakensberg, about its menace and its mysteries, but also about its beauty and its timeless tranquility. It is… Read more
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(Cape Town: Centaur, 1975) 0908379439. 4to; original brown boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (viii) + 128, incl. index; profusely illustrated with a map, and photographs in colour and monochrome, including a sequence of the entire escarpment, with all the peaks identified. Dustwrapper a bit edgeworn and rubbed, with trace of sunning to spine panel. Very good condition, in a good dustwrapper.… Read more
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(Pietermaritzburg: Shuter and Shooter, 1938). Inscription to front free endpaper reads as follows: "J. S. Marwick M.P. With compliments and Best Wishes, A. J. Allison, Mayor. 25.9.41." 8vo; original blue cloth; dustwrapper; tinted top edge; pp. 126; 12 plates. Dustwrapper very edgeworn, foxed and somewhat rippled, with loss to spine panel; rather foxed throughout. Fair to good condition. "PIETERMARITZBURG, the… Read more
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John Shedden Dobie: South African Journal 1862-6

by Hattersley, Alan F. (editor), and John Shedden Dobie (author)

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(Cape Town: Van Riebeeck Society, 1945). Number 26 in the Van Riebeeck Society First Series. 8vo; original pale cloth, lettered in navy to spine, with the Society's device blocked to upper cover; pp. xxiv + (ii) + 207, incl. index; plates. Occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "After emigrating to Australia twice, where he had acquired experience in sheep farming,… Read more
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Pioneers of Underberg

by McKenzie, Peter

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9780958314527
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(Himeville: Printed by L. Backhouse, 1946) 0958314527. 208 x 137mm; saddle-stitched printed wrappers; pp. (ii) + 22. Silverfish attention to wrappers; occasional fox spot. Good condition. From Grant Christison's introduction to the 1990 reprint: "[Pat McKenzie] took up farming in the Underberg district in 1892 and died there in 1949, three years after Pioneers of Underberg was published. McKenzie… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Macmillan, 1986) 0869542699. 4to; original blue boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. (xvi) + 232, incl. index; full-colour plates; monochrome photographs in text; maps. Variant dustwrapper a little sunned on spine panel; trace of foxing to endpapers, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Very good condition. "This is a book about the Drakensberg, about its menace and its mysteries, but… Read more
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The Drakensberg of Natal

by Liebenberg, Doyle P.

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9780949956071
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(Cape Town: T.V. Bulpin, 1972) 0949956074. Small 4to; pictorial paper over boards; endpaper maps; pp. x + 178; plates; maps; including folding. Light bump to top fore-corners; lower board partially sunned; trace of foxing to edges and endpapers; earlier owner's name on half-title. Good condition. "This full and authoritative account of the Natal Drakensberg will appeal to every South African… Read more
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The Natalians. Further Annals of Natal

by Hattersley, Alan F.

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(Pietermaritzburg: Shuter & Shooter, 1940). 8vo; original olive-green cloth; no dustwrapper; pp. 200, incl. index; plates. Corners of boards turned; trace of damp ingress to upper board and bleed to margins of front endpaper and prelims.; some foxing. Good. "Since economic and social developments were to occupy the foreground, it seemed proper to allow the individual settler to stand forward… Read more
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Individual descriptions of the booklets follow: 1) Agar, Brian: The Cathedral Peak Hotel Story (Durban: the author, 1999) 210 x 148 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers; pp. 32; line drawings; photographs. "This book is dedicated to the van der Riet Family whose vision, creativity and effort have made the Hotel and the surrounding mountainland one of the top holiday destinations… Read more
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In the Shadow of the Drakensberg

by Shephard, John

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ISBN
9780620019859
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(Durban: T. W. Griggs, 1976) 0620019859. 8vo; original olive-green rexine gilt; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (xiv) + 185. Dustwrapper a little rubbed; a little foxing to edges and endpapers. Very good condition. Lt. Col. John Shephard "tells the absorbing and fascinating story of the White Man's arrival in East Griqualand and many absorbing details of the lives of some of its… Read more
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Barrier of Spears. Drama of the Drakensberg

by Pearse, R. O, (original author), and James Byrom (revision)

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9781919688473
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(Durban: Art Publishers, 2006) 1919688471. Photography by Malcolm L Pearse and others. 4to; original black boards, lettered in blind to spine and upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. 395, incl. index; profusely illustrated with colour photographs of Drakensberg scenery, historical photographs and artwork; detailed colour maps. Fine condition. "Since Barrier of Spears was first published… Read more
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(Himeville: Himeville Museum, 2007, revised 2nd edition). 295 x 211 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (ii) + 160, incl. index; liberally illustrated with photographs and artwork. Small scuff to tail of spine; earlier owner's name signed on first page. Near-fine condition. Well-researched local history, originally published to coincide with the centenary of the southern Drakensberg district surrounding Underberg and Himeville.… Read more
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(Highflats: Maxann Books, 1984) 0620076623. Signed by the author on the title page. Squarish 8vo; original brown rexine, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xii + 98, incl. index; line drawings and photographs in text; colour plates; map. Lightest wear to dustwrapper. Very good condition. "The reasons for writing this book: it covers a part of Natal which… Read more
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Valley of the Eland

by Féy, Venn

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9780869782620
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(Cape Town: Timmins, 1984) 0869782622. Foreword by Ian Player. 8vo; original brown boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. (xxiv) + 183; frontis. portrait; line drawings. Light bump to bottom fore-corner of upper board; very slightly shelf-rubbed. Very good condition. Personal record of the natural history and early settlement of the southern Drakensberg region, KwaZulu-Natal. .
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(Durban: T. W. Griggs, 1973). Number 359 of an edition limited to 1000 copies. Text facsimile of the Sampson Low edition of 1887. 8vo; original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); pp. (x) + 364; plates. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn (housed in Brodart protector); gift inscription to front free endpaper;… Read more
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