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M.E.R. 'n Kosbare erfenis. Briewe 1916-1975

by M.E.R. (author), Bouwer, Alba, with Anna Rothmann and Rykie van Reenen (compilers)

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(Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977) 0624010562. 8vo; original brown boards, lettered in white on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (viii) + 239. Dustwrapper sunned on spine panel, with merest trace of edge-wear and a few fox spots to reverse; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. "Deur haar briewe kom M.E.R. as beminde en inspirerende vriendin en mentor na vore; as groot, nederige mens, afkeurig van publisiteit, partypolitiek, kultuurkweek en kaalmodes; iemand van suiwer stoffasie, vir wie die vreugde nie in die erkenning gelê het nie maar in die werk self. 'Heeltemal weg sal ek nie,' het sy oor haar naderende dood geskryf. En só is dit gewis. Want, soos sy self 'n keer gesê het: ' 'n groot hart maak 'n groot plek vol'. 'n Kosbare erfenis is 'n nalatenskap van onskatbare waarde." .
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Die Voorloper

by Die Afrikaanse Koerant Maatskappy

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(Cape Town, Deel 1, No. 26, 28 November 1912). Folio, original wraps (included in the pagination), pp. 20, text in triple columns, advertisements, including pictorial. Some browning and creasing, a few tears, without loss of text. '"Die Voorloper" verskyn op Donderdag van elke week, en is die enigste weekblad wat in suiwer Afrikaans gepubliseer word.' .
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Animals of Kruger National Park

by Maberly, C. T. Astley

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(Bloemfontein, A. C. White, [1952], 7th edition). 212 x 140mm; side-stitched pictorial card wrappers; pp. 112; line drawings. Light creasing; occasional fox spot; a little light pencilling. Good condition. "Mr. Astley Maberly . . . has reached a position that is surely unassailable among the present generation of artists of his kind. . . . Tourists to the Kruger Park will find the book invaluable, especially in view of the fact that its size is such that it will fit easily into the cubby-hole of a car." - African Wild Life. .
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Animals of East Africa

by Maberly, C.T. Astley

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(Cape Town, Timmins, 1960). Written & illustrated by C.T. Astley Maberly. Duodecimo, pictorial dustwrapper, creased and soiled, pp. (vii) + 211, line illustrations. Endpapers and edges very lightly foxed. .
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The Confidence of the Whole Country. Standard Bank Reports on Economic Conditions in Southern...
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The Confidence of the Whole Country. Standard Bank Reports on Economic Conditions in Southern Africa 1865-1902

by Mabin, Alan, and Barbara Conradie (editors)

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(Johannesburg: Standard Bank Investment Corporation, 1987) 0620114673. 8vo; original blue rexine, lettered in silver gilt on spine and upper cover; dustwrapper; decorative endpapers; pp. (iv) + ix + (i) + 547, incl. index; frontis. portrait. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed, with wear to extremities of spine panel. Very good condition. 'The period from 1860 to the turn of the nineteenth century marked one of the most eventful and formative stages in South Africa's economic development: diamonds and drought, war and gold, booms and busts. Into this rich tapestry of history is woven the affairs of a vital economic catalyst, The Standard Bank, whose general managers reported in meticulous detail to its London head office the state of the country and the varied fortunes of the bank. This volume, which commemorates the 125th anniversary of The Standard Bank in South Africa, reproduces this primary source material from the bank's archives. It provides, in the words of one general manager of the… Read More
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The Royal Navy

by MacArthur, Lieut. D. Wilson

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(London: Collins, 1941). Small 4to; original pale blue cloth, with navy emblem and lettering to upper cover; pictorial endpapers; pp. 72; monochrome illustrations in text; some full-page colour illustrations. Trace of spotting to cover; light browning; occasional fox spot. Good condition. Popular wartime overview of all aspects of the Royal Navy, dealing with everything from Life on a Big Ship to Mines and Torpedoes. .
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The Destiny of Walfish Bay

by Macdonald, William

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(Pretoria: The State Library, 1979) 0798900598. The State Library Reprints No. 83. 12mo; original red textured cloth with gilt titles; pp. (viii) + 96; black-and-white illustrations. Very slightest bump to top fore-corner of lower board. Fine condition. Facsimile reprint of the 1915 first edition. Articles arising from the author's visit to Walvis Bay in 1914, just before the outbreak of World War I. .
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Invasive alien plants in the terrestrial ecosystems of Natal, South Africa

by Macdonald, I.A.W., and M.L. Jarman (editors)

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(Pretoria: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, 1985). South African National Scientific Programmes Report No 118. 297 x 210 mm; wraps; pp. vi + 88; tables; maps. Gordon Maclean's copy. Near fine condition; some faint spotting. .
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Wat ek in Suid-Afrika Gesien het, September en Oktober 1902

by Macdonald, J. Ramsay

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(Johannesburg: Voortrekkerpers, 1942). Authorised translation by J. Albert Coetzee, from the English. 182 x 133 mm; wrappers; pp. 229 + (i); photographs. Wrappers a little soiled, with trace of damp-stain to top edge of lower cover, and archival tape reinforcing to spine; earlier owner's name signed on fly-leaf; occasional marginal pencilling, fox spots. Good condition. Afrikaans text. 'Mr. Macdonald remarks, "Willie Louw and Scheepers have been shot upon the verdict of a court that did not understand the first elements of justice." ' - Mendelssohn .
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History of Hereford Cattle

by Macdonald, James, and James Sinclair

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(Hereford: Hereford Herd Book Society, 1968). Facsimile reprint of the Vinton revised edition of 1909. 8vo; original salmon-coloured cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; no dustwrapper; pp. xvi + 501, incl. index; plates. Cloth ever so slightly rubbed; small felt pen mark to front free endpaper; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "The present work is confined to matters which more immediately relate to the Hereford breed, whose importance and popularity seemed to merit attention from the Live Stock historian. We have dealt at considerable length on the operations of leading early breeders, and this has been done with the object of throwing light upon the origin, composition, and extension of the improved Hereford." .
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Jan Hofmeyr. Heir to Smuts

by Macdonald, Tom

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(London: Hurst & Blackett, 1948). 8vo; original red cloth, lettered in black on spine; price-clipped dustwrapper; pp. 271, incl. index; plates. Dustwrapper edgeworn, and sunned on spine panel, with earlier owner's tape repair at tail; trace of wear to extremities of backstrip; earlier owner's name signed on flyleaf; some foxing to endpapers. Good condition. "This is the story of the remarkable and courageous career of Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr, the great South African Liberal, deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mines and Education in the Union Government. He is (says the author) the heir to General Smuts for the Premiership, and points out that there is no other politician on the South African horizon of the calibre of Hofmeyr to lead the country when the Smuts epoch ends." .
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The Natives of South Africa: Their Economic and Social Condition

by Macdonnell, John, and members of the South African Native Races Committee (editors)

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(London: John Murray, 1901). 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in red on upper board, and with gilt-on-red lettering to spine; pp. xiii + (iii) + 360, incl. index; folding maps; tables. Backstrip darkened, and frayed at head and tail; boards a little discoloured and bumped; upper hinge split and lower hinge starting; endpapers browned; some foxing. (SABIB 4, p. 322; Schapera M33) "A survey of the distribution of the Native populations of Southern Africa, systems of local administration, land tenure, the supply and conditions of labour, education, taxation, and laws specially affecting Natives, with replies to a questionnaire. A useful factual study." - Schapera: Select Bibliography of South African Native Life and Problems .
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The Gospel of John

by Macgregor, G. H. C.

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(London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1953). 8vo; original maroon boards; no dustwrapper; pp. lxviii + 383, incl. index. Boards very slightly bumped and discoloured; earlier owners' inscription and label to front free endpaper; occasional minor foxing. Good to very good condition. .
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The Ashmolean Museum. A brief history of the Museum and its collections
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The Ashmolean Museum. A brief history of the Museum and its collections

by MacGregor, Arthur

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(Oxford: Ashmolean Museum / London: Jonathan Horne Publications, 2001) 1854441493. 8vo; pictorial boards; pp. 80; liberally illustrated, largely in full colour. Fine condition. "The Ashmolean Museum, the oldest public museum in Britain, houses the University of Oxford's unrivalled collection of art and antiquities from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Three centuries and more of unbroken history render the Ashmolean one of the most venerable institutions of its kind in the world. When, in 1683, Elias Ashmole endowed the University of Oxford with the already famous Tradescant collection, many of the the exhibits had by that time been on public display for fifty years, extending the origins of the collection to the very threshold of the Stuart era. This book traces the eventful history of the Ashmolean and its collections from its origin as a cabinet of curiosities ..." .
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Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones of Southern Africa. A Collector's Guide

Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones of Southern Africa. A Collector's Guide

by Macintosh, E. K.

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(Cape Town: Struik, 1983) 0869771418. 12mo; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 120, incl. index; colour photographs throughout. Boards ever so slightly rubbed. Very good condition. "This practical handbook is a must for avid collectors as well as all with an interest in the geological treasures of this subcontinent. More than 160 of the more commonly found rocks and minerals are succinctly described and illustrated with 100 full colour photographs. Of special interest to 'rock-hounds' are notes on the locality of each mineral and an introduction to caring for and arranging your specimens." .
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Africa: Arts and Cultures
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Africa: Arts and Cultures

by Mack, John (editor)

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(London: Trustees of the British Museum, 2000) 0714125482. 245 x 190 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 224, incl. index; liberally illustrated in full colour; maps. Sunned on spine. Very good condition. "Africa: Arts and Cultures explores both the antiquity of Africa and its contemporary arts and cultures, considering the continent as a whole. It combines general regional introductions to African material culture with discussions of specific pieces by eminent anthropologists, artists and art historians, many of whom are themselves African." .
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Roman France

by MacKendrick, Paul

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(London: G. Bell & Sons, 1971) 0713516925. 8vo; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (xii) + 275, incl. index; photographs; maps. Dustwrapper slightly rubbed and curled; some spotting. Very good condition. "Gaul was one of Rome's richest provinces for almost five hundred years, and the Roman emperors lavished on it some of their most splendid monuments and buildings. The traveller in France today will find many unexpected and dramatic remains, and this book aims to provide the lover of archaeology with a guide to the impact of Roman civilisation in France. ... Roman France is a book for everyone with an interest in archaeology, history or architecture, and is a valuable companion for all intelligent travellers." .
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Five Elections in Africa: a Group of Electoral Studies

by Mackenzie, W. J. M. and Kenneth Robinson, eds.

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(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1960). 8vo, dustwrapper, torn without loss, original red cloth, pp. xi + 496, tables, plates. Very good condition, in a good dustwrapper. 'This book is concerned with a phase of political development which has been in progress for about twelve years and has not yet been the subject of much academic study. Throughout what was once the colonial world, new political units are being created following the withdrawal of European control. A few of these have inherited the territory of ancient states, but in most places the new entity is an artificial one, defined mainly by the accidents of European diplomacy during the phase of colonization.' Western and Easter Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Kenya. .
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Bessie Head. An Introduction

Bessie Head. An Introduction

by MacKenzie, Craig

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(Grahamstown: National English Literary Museum, 1989). NELM Introductions 1. Paperback (205 x 140 mm) pp. (iv) + 52, black-and-white photographs. Wraps a little browned on edges. Good to very good condition. .
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Salt River Doctor

by Mackenzie, Barbara

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(Cape Town: Faircape Books, 1981) 0949945242. 12mo; pale blue boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 77; photographs. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and very slightly edgeworn; earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "Salt River at the turn of the Century and the busy round of a Doctor's life form the warp and weft of Barbara Mackenzie's childhood memories. Characters, places and events spring back to focus from a way of life now irrevocably changed. The warm style and detailed recall make this a delightful contribution to our social history." .
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