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Swaziland. A Review of Commerce and Industry

by B & T Directories

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(Manzini, B & T Directories, 1995). 210 x 295 mm; laminated pictorial wraps somewhat curled at corners; pp. 184; colour illustrations; detailed map; business directory; advertisements. Good condition. A thorough survey of the Kingdom of Swaziland, with features devoted to such subjects as Trade and investment, Commerce and industry, Agriculture, Mining, Water, Electricity, Housing and construction, Transport, Financial institutions, Communications and media, Health, Education, Tourism and handicrafts and Government ministries and departments. .
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To the Victoria Falls via Matabeleland. The Diary of Major Henry Stabb, 1875

by Tabler, Edward C. (editor)

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(Cape Town: Struik, 1967). 8vo; original brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. xii + 268, incl. index; plates. Trace of foxing. Very good condition. (Czech: An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books 1785-1999, p. 262) "Major Stabb was an officer of the 32nd Regiment (Duke of Cornwall's) Light Infantry, stationed at S. Afr. Headquarters in King William's Town. In 1875, accompanied by Capt. Glascott of the same Regiment, Major Stabb made a hunting trip through the Transvaal and Matabeleland with the Victoria Falls as their aim. They started on the 27th of March, with a wagon drawn by a span of twelve oxen, and well equipped for travel and hunting, at a cost of about £600; they were assisted by two soldier-servants, Wood and Harrison, and a wagon driver, a drunken and careless Hottentot called Scheeper. Major Stabb kept a diary during this trip, and accurately wrote down all that befell him and his companion in the course of… Read More
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Ubuhle Bentsimbi: The Beauty of Beads

by Taggart, Emma

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(Port Elizabeth: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, 2011) 9780958428439. 240 x 240 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers; pp. (i) + 23; lavishly illustrated. Fine condition. Illustrated catalogue to accompany an exhibition of ethnic Eastern Cape beadwork, presented by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum at the time of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. "Ubuhle Bentsimbi: The Beauty of Beads demonstrated the high aesthetic and technical standard of traditional Eastern Cape beadwork and was a revelation to the many South African and international visitors to the exhibition." .
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Improvements in the Electrolytic Recovery of Zinc from Ores and other Zinc-bearing Materials

by Tainton, Urlyn Clifton

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(Redhill: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1916). Patent No. 11,335 of A.D. 1915. Date of Application, 5th Aug., 1915 - Accepted, 7th Aug., 1916. The patentee is an "Engineer, of 4, Gordon Terrace, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg, Transvaal Province." 284 x 190 mm; disbound, without wraps.; pp. 4. Ink stamp of "Patent Library, Nottingham" to first page. Very good condition. .
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Collegiate. The Story of Girl's Collegiate School 1878-1978

by Tait, Myfanwy

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(Pietermaritzburg: privately printed, 1978). 8vo; original white cloth with gilt titles; dustwrapper; pp. (xiv) + 90; black-and-white photographs. Dustwrapper a little edgeworn and somewhat foxed. Sporadic light foxing. Good condition. History of the Girl's Collegiate School in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, compiled to coincide with the centenary celebrations in 1978. .
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A Glimpse of South Africa

by Taljaard, M. S.

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(Stellenbosch: The University Publishers and Booksellers, 1949). 4to; original blue cloth, lettered in black on spine and upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (viii) + 226 + (i); plates; diagrams and cross-sections in text. Dustwrapper slightly tanned and edgeworn, with earlier owner's tape reinforcing to reverse; earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper; very occasional minor fox spot. Very good condition. "Nine journeys in the South African countryside are described and illustrated in this book of travel. Four of them are taken in the western, southern and eastern Cape Province, while the rest pass through the Orange Free State, the Transvaal, Natal and a small section of Mozambique Territory. An attempt is made throughout, to acquaint the reader with surface form and underlying rock structure and composition. The history of river sculpture is given close attention and the evolution of coastlines is often referred to in attempting to unravel the surface history of the… Read More
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Põrgupõhja uus vanapagan

by Tammsaare, Anton

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(Tallinn: Eesti Riiklik Kirjastus, 1954). 8vo; original grey cloth blocked in red and gilt; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 244 + (ii); frontis. portrait; plates. Dustwrapper rather edgeworn and foxed; edges and endpapers foxed, with occasional foxing and light soiling elsewhere. Good. First published in 1939, 'Devil with a False Passport' is the last novel and best-known work of Anton Hansen Tammsaare (1878-1940) one Estonia's most famous literary figures. .
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Kõrboja peremees

by Tammsaare, Anton

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(Tallinn: Eesti Riiklik Kirjastus, 1958). 8vo; original grey cloth blocked in red and gilt; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 174 + (ii); frontis. portrait; plates. Dustwrapper a little edgeworn and foxed; edges foxed, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Good. First published in 1922, 'The Master of The Kõrboja' is one of the works which earned for Anton Hansen Tammsaare (1878-1940) a reputation as one Estonia's most famous literary figures. .
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Southern African Birds of Prey
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Southern African Birds of Prey

by Tarboton, Warwick (text), with Peter and Beverly Pickford (photographs)

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(Cape Town, Struik, 1990) 0869776517. 4to; original pale blue boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 228, incl. index; profusely illustrated with the Pickfords' stunning photographs. Some fox spots to reverse of dustwrapper; slight trace of silverfish attention to boards; gift inscription to front free endpaper. Very good condition. "Peter Pickford has captured the essence of each of the region's 81 species in a series of photographs both intimate and powerful. His patience as a photographer has been well rewarded, for many of the birds he has photographed are rare and infrequently seen by anyone other than the most dedicated or fortunate 'raptorphile'. He reveals the birds at their most natural: mating, rearing their young, grappling in flight for possession of prey . . . The approach of the book is deliberately evocative: to those who are unaware of the abundance and majesty of southern Africa's raptors, it should serve to awaken an abiding interest - to those… Read More
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The status and conservation of Birds of Prey in the Transvaal
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The status and conservation of Birds of Prey in the Transvaal

by Tarboton, W. R., and D. G. Allan

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(Pretoria: Transvaal Museum, 1984) 0907990037. Transvaal Museum Monograph No. 3, October 1984. 4to; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 115; tables; photographs; distribution and breeding maps. Dustwrapper sunned, with small tape repair to reverse at head of spine panel; bump to top fore-corner. Very good condition. "In many ways the Transvaal is a microcosm of the southern African subcontinent, positioned astride the Tropic of Capricorn and at the junction between the tropical savannas and the temperate grasslands, fringed on the west by the arid, flat Kalahari and cleaved in the east by the wet, mountainous, forested Drakensberg escarpment. Because of this rich array of habitats, a rich diversity of birds of prey is to be found in the Transvaal; no less than 62 different species have been recorded here. A growing awareness that many of these have become scarce in recent times, not only in the Transvaal but throughout southern… Read More
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The Poacher's Lament, and, Cocky Lobin

by Tarr, Wrex

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(no place: Transatlantic, no date). 45 rpm vinyl recording in 180 x 180 mm paper sleeve; lacking original printed sleeve; overall running time 6 minutes 31seconds. Good condition. Comedian Wrex Tarr, who died in 2006, was best known for his Chilapalapa series of skits. For many people, his unique brand of humour will always represent the lighter moments in what was essentially an unhappy period in Rhodesia's history. .
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Facing the Congo
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Facing the Congo

by Tayler, Jeffrey

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(London: Abacus, 2000) 0349114501. 196 x 125 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 326; map; photographs in text. A little foxing. Very good condition. "In search of direction, Jeffrey Tayler left a comfortable but unsatisfying existence in Moscow for a taste of adventure. Seduced by Victorian explorers' tales of derring-do, he decided to embark on an expedition to the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), deep in Africa's heart of darkness. Leaving the capital, Kinshasa, on a barge teeming with merchants, deck-hands, prostitutes, families and fishermen, Tayler heads up the Congo river towards Kisangani, 1,100 miles away. Then, at the end of a journey which would have made a book in itself, the real test began - a descent of the river's longest navigable stretch in a hand-carved pirogue ..." .
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The Western Lacustrine Bantu (Nyoro, Toro, Nyakore, Kiga, Haya, and Zinza, with sections on the Amba and Konjo)

by Taylor, Brian K.

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(London: International African Institute, 1962). Ethnographic Survey of Africa, edited by Daryll Forde. East Central Africa Part XIII. 240 x 164 mm; printed wrappers; pp. 159; maps, incl. one folding at end. Wrappers slightly creased and worn, with archival tape repair to head of spine; lower hinge tender, with archival tape strengthening. "The Western or Central Interlacustrine Bantu live in a crescent-shaped area some 520 miles from north to south, and 75 miles from east to west, in western and south-western Uganda, and in the north-western corner of Tanganyika. The area extends from the Somerset Nile, east of Lake Albert some 220 miles south-west past the Ruwenzori mountains to Lake Edward and then about 100 miles south to the Mufumbiro (Birunga) volcanoes. Most of this section lies above 4,500 feet on the higher parts of the plateau and is bordered by the Western Rift Valley. The area continues east and south-eastwards for 200 miles beyond the Kagera river and around the south-west… Read More
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The Rhodesian: the life of Sir Roy Welensky

by Taylor, Don

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(London, Museum Press, 1955). Pictorial dustwrapper, slightly frayed, pp. 191, plates. Scattered foxing, notably on the preliminary pages. .
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A Regiment for the Sea, and other writings on navigation by William Bourne of Gravesend, a gunner

by Taylor, E. G. R. (editor)

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(Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1963). Series II, Volume CXXI. Issued for 1961. 8vo; original blue cloth gilt; pp. xxxvi + 464, incl. index; tables; diagrams; monochrome plates, some folding. Spine gilt dull; fore-edge of upper board very slightly damp-stained; endpapers foxed; sporadic light foxing; pages unopened. Good to very good condition. "William Bourne, of Gravesend, by trade a gunner, was a successful writer of a new type of textbook. Neither a scholar nor of gentle birth, both of which were regarded as the prerequisites of authorship in the sixteenth century, when scientific books were expected to appear only in universities and to be read only by those fluent in Latin, Bourne nevertheless produced a whole series of technical manuals, written in English for the artisans and craftsmen of his own class. A Regiment for the Sea, which forms the core of the volume, is perhaps the earliest technical manual written by an Englishman. It is not simply his rules for navigation, for… Read More
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Time and the River / Tyd en die Rivier

by Taylor, M. H.

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(East London: The Municipality of the City of East London, 1948). 182 x 247 mm; saddle-stitched card wrappers; pp. 46 + 18; monochrome illustrations; largely in English, but with an Afrikaans translation of the main text. Earlier owner's name signed on upper cover; some foxing and tanning. Good condition. The cover includes the subtitle 'East London's Centenary Pageant Book.' The book's 'Episodes' are as follows: 1. Prologue; 2. Makana and the Resurrection at Cove Rock; 3a. The Arrival of the Brig Knysna; 3b. Bailie's Hoisting of the Flag; 4. The War of the Axe - 1846-1847; 5a. The Royal Assent, 25th April, 1848; 5b. The Proclamation of East London, 14th January, 1848; 6. The Arrival of the German Legion, 1856; 7. The Arrival of the "Kennaway" Girls, 23rd November, 1857; 8. Municipal Events, 1873-1914; 9. The Coming of the Railway; 10. A Sunday Morning Scene in Early East London, 1880; 11. Grand Finale - A Ball-Room Scene. A series of pictures illustrates… Read More
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Clive van den Berg: Excavations

by Taylor, Jane, David Bunn, and others (text)

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(no place: Printed by The Waylite Press, ca 1993). Small 4to; papered boards; pp. (ii) + 18; folding endpapers with colour reproductions of the artist's works. Edges of boards very slightly shelf-rubbed. Very good condition. "Seen in wider perspective, Clive van den Berg's works pose a difficult problem for any art historian or critic. Not clinging to the traditional iconography of the prominent landscape painting traditions of the 18th and 19th centuries, his works resist interpretation along these lines." .
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Little Ann and other poems

by Taylor, Jane and Ann (authors), and Kate Greenaway (illustrator)

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(London: George Routledge & Sons, [1883]). 8vo; green half cloth with pictorial lacquered boards; tinted edges; pp. 64; colour illustrations. Boards very worn and rubbed; top fore-corner of lower board missing; gift inscription and ownership hand-stamp to front free endpaper; hinges starting; binding slack; some foxing and trace of damp ingress to bottom fore-corner of some leaves. Fair condition. Kate Greenaway's charming illustrations, printed in early colour. .
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The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park

by Taylor, Ricky

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([Pietermaritzburg]: Parke-Davis for the Natal Parks Board, 1991) 0949939706. 210 x 262 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 48; large, folding colour map; full-colour photographs and diagrams. Very good condition. A comprehensive, liberally illustrated overview of Lake St Lucia, the estuary, dunes and surrounds, by the area's leading ecologist. .
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When the Earth Trembles

by Tazieff, Haroun

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(London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1964). Translated from the French by Patrick O'Brian. 8vo; original brown boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine; tinted top edge; dustwrapper; pp. 228, incl. index; plates; maps and diagrams. Dustwrapper slightly sunned and edgeworn; gift inscription to front free endpaper; a little spotting to fore-edge. Very good condition. "Tazieff is ... concerned in discovering what causes an earthquake, how the stresses are built up under the earth's surface, what the effect is on the terrain and the inferences which can be drawn from his observations as to the nature and structure of this planet. The opening detailed account of the 1960 Chile disaster, and the descriptions of volcanic disturbances in the closing section remind us of the forces beneath the thin crust of the earth which we forget, because we are lucky enough not to live in either of the two long narrow zones in which all but one per cent of the world's earthquakes occur." .
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