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(Oxford: B.H. Blackwell, 1950). 8vo; original yellow cloth, with gilt lettering to spine; dustwrapper; pp. xv + (i) + 104. Dustwrapper tanned, scuffed, and damp-stained; bookplate of Ernest Aldington Hunt to front free endpaper; moderate foxing to endpapers, outermost leaves and edges. Good condition, in a fair dustwrapper. The verse of Arthur Shearly Cripps, Kingsley Fairbridge, Cullen… Read more
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Rhodesian Verse 1888-1938

by Snelling, John (compiler)

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(Oxford: B. H. Blackwell, 1938). With a Foreword by His Excellency Sir Herbert J. Stanley, G.C.M.G., Governor of Southern Rhodesia, an Introduction by Arthur Shearly Cripps, illustrated by D. J. Avery. Squarish 8vo; original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, with small gilt vignette to upper cover; dustwrapper; pp. 128; line drawings. Dustwrapper partially tanned, and… Read more
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Lente-Stemme

by Van Bruggen, H.J.R.

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(Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik, 1919). 12mo; original decorative cloth; pp. 101. Scattered light to moderate foxing; binding a bit slack. Good condition. Previous owner's handstamp on front free endpaper. .
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Modern South African Poetry

by Gray, Stephen (editor)

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9780868520568
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(Johannesburg: Ad. Donker, 1984) 086852056x. Revised and expanded edition of 'A World of Their Own'. 8vo; original brown boards; dustwrapper; pp. 254. Dustwrapper reinforced with tape; signature on front pastedown; slight spotting to endpapers. Very good condition. Poetry written in English in South Africa in the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's. .
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A Little Memorial

by Hamsi [Marie Kathleen Jeffreys]

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(Cape Town: Citadel Press, 1942). 183 x 123 mm; card wraps; pp. 16. Wraps detached and fragile; a little browning to edges. Second World War poems in memory of "Peter": Mornay Andre du Plessis, Air Sergeant , 11th Squadron S.A.A.F. The poems "Missing" and "Death in the Desert" suggest that he was killed in action. Marie… Read more
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(London: Longmans Green & Co, 1925, First Edition). Small 8vo; original blue boards; top edge gilt; dustwrapper; pp. xxiii + (1) + 238. Edgeworn, sunned and soiled dustwrapper. Fore-edge soiled; sporadic moderate foxing; ownership inscription dated 1927 to front free endpaper. "It has been the aim of the editor to include in this volume a thoroughly representative… Read more
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The Paperbook of South African English Poetry

by Chapman, Michael (editor)

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9780868521091
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(Johannesburg: AD Donker, 1993) 0868521094. 200 x 130 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 318 (including index). Inside of upper cover slightly mottled; edges a little browned. Very good condition. "This anthology offers a selection of South African poetry written in English, from its beginnings in the 1820s to the mid-1980s. ... Over one hundred poets are represented,… Read more
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Bloemfontein: An Impression in Verse

by King, Edith L.M. and Mary Littlewood

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(Bloemfontein: 1919). 180 x 125 mm; pictorial wrappers; unpaginated. Staple rusted, a little scattered foxing. Verses giving an impression of Bloemfontein in 1919: soon after the Great War and the Spanish Flu. .
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(Oxford, B.H. Blackwell, 1950). Dustwrapper, soiled, pp. 104. Owner's handstamp on the front free endpaper, lightest foxing on the endpapers and text edges. .
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Sonnets of South Africa

by Crouch, Edward Heath (compiler)

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(London, A. C. Fifield, 1911). Crown 8vo; cloth-backed papered boards; pp. 116 + publisher's advertisement. Cover slightly rubbed, with light soiling. Very good condition. (SABIB I p. 653) "Nearly all the South African poets have, with varying success, experimented with that exquisite yet severe mode of poetic expression - the Sonnet. To them, as to… Read more
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The Trek: a Poem

by Slater, Francis Carey

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(London: Macmillan, 1938). Crown octavo, original brown cloth, scuffed, pp. viii + 156. Some scattered foxing, small pen-mark on last page of text, few corners curled. Epic poem of the Great Trek. Good. .
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Selected poems

by Butler, Guy

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(Johannesburg, Ad. Donker, 1975). Small octavo, laminated dustwrapper, pp. (vii) + 103 + (1). .
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(London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co./Cape Town: T. Maskew Miller, 1900). Original cloth-backed paper over boards, decorative gilt; edges of boards a little worn, pp. ix + (i) + 108; tissue-guarded frontis. detached but present; a little foxing to endpapers. Some gatherings unopened. Fair to good condition. .
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(Cape Town, David Philip, Mantis Editions of Southern African Poets 2, 1973). Wraps, pp. vi + 25. 'Sally Bryer, one of the most gifted of the younger South African poets, is here represented by a selection of 25 poems written over the past six years. Pure lyrical writer as she is, much of this first book by her consists of… Read more
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Threshold

by Fugard, Sheila

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(Johannesburg, Ad. Donker, 1975). Wraps, lightly rubbed, pp. 60. Scarce first poetry collection by the wife of playwright, Athol Fugard. .
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Songs of a year

by Cole, Maude Wynne

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(Cape, circa 1929, circa 1930, circa 1931, circa 1933). Wraps, four slim pamphlets, each with one colour illustration laid down. Wraps worn, a few tears, some foxing. Sold as a collection. Cover title: A South African greeting. Most of these verses by Lily Maud Wynne Cole were reprinted from their first appearance in the periodical press. Each of the pamphlets… Read more
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The captive bushman; and other poems

by Barron, Thomas Wailes

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(Ilfracombe, Arthur H. Stockwell, no date, possibly circa 1959). Dustwrapper, part lightly sunned, original blue cloth, very lightly scuffed on the edges, pp. 72. Inscribed by the author. Endpapers a little foxed. .
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The rising tide: selected poems

by Goldblatt, Leslie

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(Cape Town, Stewart, no date, circa 1946). Original paper over boards, lightly rubbed and lightly soiled, pp. 61. Gift inscription dated 24-2-46 on the front pastedown endpaper, text lightly browned. .
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(München, Verlag Hermann A. Wiechmann, 1922). Original cloth-backed printed paper over boards, pp. 96, numerous illustrations after engravings. Text edges a little foxed, text slightly browned. .
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The spoilers

by Kett, George

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(Cape Town, S.A. 'Electric' Printing and Publishing Company, 1901). SABIB, third entry under this title. Original cloth unevenly sunned, pp. (vii) + 91, portrait. Binding slightly slack, light foxing, light water-stain in the tail margin. Inscribed on the front pastedown by the poet. Kett emigrated to South Africa in 1882 to join the teaching staff at St. Andrew's College in… Read more
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