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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: Jonathan Ball, 1995) 186842040X. 224 x 149 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xv + (i) + 517, incl. index; plates; maps. Some fox spots to dustwrapper and edges. Wrappers very lightly sunned; Very good condition. "John Laband's magisterial account of the dramatic emergence and tragic decline of the Zulu kingdom in the nineteenth century is the culmination of fifteen… 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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(Cape Town: Zebra Press, 2016) 9781770227101. 8vo; original brown boards, lettered in white on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 413, incl. index; plates; maps. Near-fine condition. "A fascinating picture of South Africa and the British Empire during a time of great change, Dr Philip's Empire documents Philip's encounters with Dutch colonists, English settlers and indigenous South Africans, his… 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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(London: Fount Paperbacks, 1991) 0006276326. 176 x 110 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 141; plates. Very slightly rubbed; sunned on spine panel; light browning. Very good condition. "Archbishop Trevor Huddleston is a prophet and a hero - the man who confronted the West with the horrors of apartheid. He left South Africa in 1956. His book of the same year,… Read more
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(Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2017) 9780624080305. 233 x 150 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xxiii + (i) + 285, incl. index. Very slightly rubbed; earlier owners' names to first page. Very good condition. "What are the real roots of the student protests of 2015 and 2016? Is it actually about fees? Why did the protests turn violent? Where is the government… 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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Forgotten Frontiersmen

by Wannenburgh, Alf

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9780869781753
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(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, [ca 1980]) 0869781758. 8vo; original pictorial boards; pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; endpaper map; pp. (xii) + 194; plates. Merest trace of edge-wear to dustwrapper. Very good condition. "If we are to share the future, we should at least be able to share the past by rewriting our history in the perspective of the… Read more
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