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(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2008) 9781868423033. 197 x 128 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 183. Fine condition. "In this provocative new book, Steinberg argues that policing in crowded urban space is like theatre. Only here, the audience writes the script, and if the police don't deliver the right lines, the spectators throw them off the stage. In vivid and eloquent prose,… Read more
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Jaap Marais, die Mens en die Politieke Leier

by Herstigde Nasionale Party

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(Pretoria: Herstigde Nasionale Party, 1985). 208 x 148 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers; pp. 24; photographs. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. Sympathetic portrayal of Jaap Marais, leader of the right-wing Herstigde Nasionale Party, extreme offshoot of apartheid South Africa's ruling National Party. "In 'n tyd van verwarring en heftige politieke debat is dit moeilik om 'n leidende persoon objektief to beoordeel,… Read more
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(Cape Town: Struik, 1974) 086977039X. 8vo; original brown boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xvi + 231, incl. index. Dustwrapper somewhat rubbed and edgeworn; some foxing to edges and endpapers; gift inscription to front free endpaper. Good to very good condition. "The field of race relations in South Africa - what the various groups thought of each other - is a… Read more
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(South Africa: Central News Agency / London: Gordon and Gotch, 1937). 8vo; original green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; no dustwrapper; pp. xv + (i) + 428, incl. index; plates and maps. Moderate foxing throughout. Good condition. "In this book I have endeavoured to tell the story of the Voortrekkers, the fathers of the Boer people and the founders… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2003) 1868421503. 229 x 153 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xiv + 370, incl. index; map; plates. Earlier owner's name signed inside upper cover; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "Nelson Mandela's inauguration as president of South Africa was a defining moment of the twentieth century. This book, by one of South Africa's most distinguished journalists and… Read more
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At Last We Have Our Country Back

by Calpin, G. H.

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(Cape Town: Buren Publishers, [1968]). 8vo; original pale blue boards, lettered in black on spine; pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); pp. (xii) + 209. Dustwrapper a little tanned and edgeworn; trace of foxing to edges; gift inscription dated December 1968 to front free endpaper. Very good condition. "No one who enjoys watching an original writer at work will fail… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Penguin, 2008) 9780143025795. 198 x 129 cm; laminated wrappers; pp. ix + (i) + 96. Trace of foxing to edges. Very good condition. "Don't pack for Perth - stay and put your energy into creating the South Africa we all want to live in. … Alan Knott-Craig, MD of iBurst, wrote an inspirational email to his staff about turning… Read more
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(London: Faber & Gwyer, 1929, 1st edition). 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; no dustwrapper; pp. xii + (ii) + 328, incl. index; large, folding map at rear. Boards very slightly bumped and rubbed; some foxing to edges, endpapers and outermost leaves. Good condition. (Schapera M73) "A valuable examination of the development and… Read more
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(Cape Town: Zebra Press, 2015) 9781770228474. Squarish 8vo; original burgundy boards, lettered in white on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. xvii + (i) + 334, incl. index; profusely illustrated with recent and historical photographs and artwork, in colour and monochrome; map. Fine condition. "Illustrated throughout with rare photographs and documents, Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa is… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2007) 9781868422845. 197 x 128 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 189. Some foxing to edges. Very good condition. "A Country at War with Itself is a penetrating exploration of South Africa's crime problem. Getting behind the statistics to offer a sober and sobering account of the scale of the problem and its evolution, it describes how government… Read more
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(Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2000) 0813919320. 228 x 153 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers (housed in removable protector); pp. (xvi) + 215 + (i), incl. index; photographs and maps. Trace of spotting to top edge. Very good condition. "The young black activists whose rejection of their parents' complacency led to the 1976 Soweto uprising and the eventual demise of apartheid… Read more
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President Brand and His Times

by Barlow, Trafford B.

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9780702103681
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(Cape Town: Juta & Company, 1972) 0702103683. 8vo; original pastel blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); endpaper map; pp. ix + (i) + 267, incl. index; plates and maps. Dustwrapper partially tanned, with small scuff to lower panel; a little foxing to top edge. Very good condition. "In this book, the first work… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Penguin, 2012) 9780143530411. 215 x 150 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (iv) + 224. Gift inscription to title page; slightly rubbed. Very good condition. "At once challenging and encouraging, Ramphele urges young South Africans - our future leaders - to set aside their fears; to take control of their rights and responsibilities as citizens in upholding the values of… Read more
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Patricia de Lille

by Smith, Charlene

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9780864865342
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(Cape Town: Spearhead, 2002) 0864865341. 218 x 150 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (vi) + 202, incl. index; some photographs. Very good condition. "She has consistently been voted South Africa's favourite politician - after Mandela - in recent years. Although she represents a small party with a primarily black support base, her appeal eclipses that of her party, the Pan… Read more
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Europe's Discovery of South Africa

by Welch, Sidney R.

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(Cape Town: Juta, preface dated 1935). 8vo; original green cloth gilt; pp. (vi) + 365, incl. index. Endpapers lightly foxed; occasional fox spot elsewhere. Very good condition. Excellent treatment of the early phase of Portuguese exploration along the African coast, showing the motivation of Prince Henry the Navigator, Bartholomew Dias, and their successors, until the close of the Fifteenth… Read more
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(Cape Town: David Philip, 2003) 0864866232. 280 x 210 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 102; liberally illustrated with historical and present-day artwork and photographs; maps. Earlier owner's inscription to half-title. Very good condition. "This fascinating account of the Cape's indigenous people traces the origins and history of the San hunter-gatherers, whose ancestry in southern Africa dates back at least 120… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2013) 9781868147496. 234 x 156 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xiv + 655, incl index; maps; photographs; some illustrations in text. Fine condition. "Visions of Freedom tells a remarkable and sweeping history of Cuba's role in assisting the so-called Third World from the clutches of white domination. Written with intrigue and insight, it will appeal not… Read more
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(Cape Town: Penguin, 2018) 9781776092857. 233 x 154 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (vi) + 312; plates. Fine condition. "An enthralling account of the first black lawyers and their battles to find a just, liberal order for all people in South Africa. I cannot remember any book in recent times that broadened my understanding of white-black relations so comprehensively and… Read more
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(Cape Town: Umuzi for Rand Merchant Bank, 2009) 9781415201268. 160 x 147 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 128; liberally illustrated. Near-fine condition. "An asteroid the size of Table Mountain crashed into what was to become known as South Africa over 2 billion years ago, marking the spot. The country's history since then has always been robust and full of energy.… Read more
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Mandela - The Authorised Portrait

by Nicol, Mike (author); Mac Maharaj and Ahmed Kathrada (editorial consultants)

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9781919790626
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(Johannesburg and Auckland: Wild Dog Press, in association with PQ Blackwell, 2006) 9781919790626. 4to; original black boards, lettered in blind to upper board; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; decorative endpapers; pp. 356, incl. index; liberally illustrated with photographs and facsimiles. Very good condition. "Nelson Mandela occupies a unique place in our world and in Mandela - The Authorised Portrait the narrative of… Read more
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