Rock Art from Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA

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(Johannesburg: Chris van Rensburg, 1984) 08684632X. Oblong 4to; original brown boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. 120; photographs, largely in colour, of animals and Bushman rock art. Some foxing to reverse of dustwrapper and outermost leaves. Good to very good condition. "In this book Bert Woodhouse (H.C. Woodhouse) has combined the Bushman folklore about animals and their pictorial records… Read more
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Rock Art of Southern Africa

by Cooke, C.K.

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(Cape Town: Books of Africa, 1969). Small 8vo; original pictorial boards; pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. (x) + 166, incl. index; 12 colour plates; 16 black-and-white plates; line drawings. Dustwrapper very slightly edgeworn, with trace of sunning to spine panel; earlier owner's name signed on front pastedown; a little foxing to endpapers, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Very good… Read more
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Contested Images: diversity in Southern African rock art research

by Dowson, Thomas A., and David Lewis-Williams (editors)

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9781868142460
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(Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 2001) 1868142469. 219 x 149 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (x) + 437; numerous illustrations, maps, tables. Earlier owner's name signed on half-title. Fine condition. "The volume brings together the work of a number of scholars who have critically examined what has come to be known as the 'trance hypothesis'. Though they reach consensus about the… Read more
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(London: British Museum Press, 1995) 0714125180. 4to; original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp.176, incl. index; map; colour plates; monochrome illustrations in text. Dustwrapper a little sunned on spine panel; some fox spots to edges. Very good condition. "This personal exploration of an artistic tradition that has hitherto been disregarded or misunderstood reveals… Read more
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(Salisbury: Longman Rhodesia, 1974) 0582641659. 195 x 238 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 64; full-colour plates; some maps and monochrome illustrations. Cover very slightly tanned. Very good condition. "This small book has been written more for the tourist than for the student of rock art. Therefore, accessibility has been the keynote in selecting the twenty-two caves and shelters presented here, rather… Read more
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(Cape Town: Purnell, 1979) 0868430293. 4to; original black boards, lettered in white on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; decorative endpapers; pp. 125, incl. index; liberally illustrated in colour and monochrome. Dustwrapper rubbed and edgeworn; edges of boards very lightly rubbed; trace of foxing to edges. Good condition. "The art-lover will admire the elegance of the draughtsmanship, the portrayal of… Read more
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(Cape Town: Purnell, 1979) 0868430293. 4to; original black boards, lettered in white on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; decorative endpapers; pp. 125, incl. index; liberally illustrated in colour and monochrome. Dustwrapper slightly rubbed and edgeworn; edges of boards very lightly rubbed. Very good condition. "The art-lover will admire the elegance of the draughtsmanship, the portrayal of the movement and… Read more
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Rock Engravings of Southern Africa

by Dowson, Thomas A.

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9781868141203
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(Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 1992) 1868141209. Oblong 4to (248 x 347 mm); pale brown glacé cloth, lettered in dark brown to spine and upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. xii + 124; photographs, largely in full colour; line drawings; map. Fine condition. "Over the centuries, in the central parts of Southern Africa, Bushmen artists engraved images… Read more
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African Rock Art: Paintings and Engravings on Stone

by Coulson, David, and Alec Campbell

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9780810943636
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$28.59

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(New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001) 0810943638. 4to; original dark brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. 256, incl. index; lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs; some line drawings in text; maps. Near-fine condition. "African Rock Art: Paintings and Engravings on Stone is the first comprehensive illustrated book on the rock… Read more
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(Cape Town: Struik, 1970). Oblong 4to (254 x 300 mm); original mustard cloth with gilt titles and gilt Bushman hunter device on upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. xi + (i) + 278, incl. index; lavishly illustrated with marginal and full-page monochrome and polychrome reproductions of rock art. Dustwrapper ever so slightly rubbed and edgeworn; previous owner's name… Read more
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Fragile Heritage. A Rock Art Fieldguide

by Lewis-Williams, David, and Geoffrey Blundell

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9781868143320
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(Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 1998) 1868143325. 220 x 150 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. viii + 224; profusely illustrated with full-colour photographs, location maps, line drawings and diagrams. Fine condition. "South Africa is well known for its magnificent rock art. An important cultural heritage, it strikes chords in almost all who are fortunate enough to see it… Read more
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(Cape Town: Struik, 1973, 2nd enlarged edition) 0869770268. Number 158 of an edition limited to 275 copies, signed by the author. The second, enlarged edition is, furthermore, somewhat elusive. 4to; original brown quarter leather, with textured cloth sides; gilt device to upper cover; pp. 96, including index; numerous colour photographs. Spine gilt indistinct; extremities lightly rubbed; earlier… Read more
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karoo rock engravings

by Parkington, John, and David Morris (text) and Neil Rusch (photographs)

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9790620406499
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(Clanwilliam: Living Landscape Project, 2008) 9790620406499. 210 x 246 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 127; lavishly illustrated with colour photographs, period photographs of archaelogical field trips, maps, line drawings, etc. Fine condition. "The karoo is an ancient landform with characteristic rock strata, topography, vegetation and climate. Named from the languages of the pre-colonial hunter gatherers and pastoralists,… Read more
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Rock Art in Africa: Mythology and Legend

by Le Quellec, Jean-Loïc (text), and Paul Bahn (translation)

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9782080304445
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(Paris: Editions Flammarion, 2004) 2080304445. 4to; original black boards, lettered in blind on spine and upper board; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 212; lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs of the sites and the rock paintings and carvings, also with some diagrams in text. As new. A visually stunning book. "Travelers to Africa who discover its rock paintings and… Read more
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Tanganyika Rock Paintings: A Guide and Record

by Ginner, Phyllis, and others

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(Dar-es-Salaam: Tanganyika Travel Committee, ca 1950). Catalogued from upper cover, and reproduced from Tanganyika Notes and Records No. 29. 244 x 171 mm; side-stitched pictorial card wrappers; pp. (iv) + 4 + (ii) + 64; several plates; folding map. Wrappers a bit tanned and curled, worn at head of spine; deaccession stamps to title page. Good condition.… Read more
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(Cape Town, 1946). Wraps, pp. 20, few text illustrations. Slight creasing, some foxing opposite the inside wraps and in margins. .
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(London, P.R. Gawthorn, 1949). Translation by Mary E. Boyle. 4to; original cloth; pictorial dustwrapper foxed and edgeworn; scattered foxing throughout, quite pronounced in endpapers and prelim's; gift inscription on front free endpaper; pp. 100, incl. index; illustrated with black-and-white photographs and colour reproductions of rock art. Fair condition. "The Abbé Breuil's classic works on the prehistoric paintings… Read more
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