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HO. A Biography of Courage

by Leck, Neville

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9780909238261
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090923826X
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(Cape Town: Don Nelson, 1977) 090923826X. 8vo; original black boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 227; black-and-white plates. Dustwrapper rubbed and edgeworn, with some archival tape repairs to reverse; spine cocked; edges and top fore-corner of rear free endpaper fishmothed; earlier owner's name on front pastedown; some foxing to edges. Good. "Handsome, charismatic, brave and daring - these were some of the qualities that made HO de Villiers the world's most exciting rugby fullback in the late 1960s, but if there was one special quality above all others that made him South Africa's most talked about rugby player of his era, it was almost certainly his genius for succeeding gloriously by defying the traditionalists and doing precisely what they said he shouldn't be doing." .
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Habitat, Economy and Society. A Geographical Introduction to Ethnology

by Forde, C. Daryll

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(London: Methuen, 1961). 8vo; original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; dustwrapper; pp. xv + (i) + 500, incl. index; frontis.; line drawings and maps in text. Dustwrapper a bit sunned and edge; earlier owner's name to endpapers; sporadic light foxing. Good to very good condition. "This book provides an introduction to the ethnography and human geography of non-European peoples. It deals with the economic and social life of a number of groups at diverse levels of cultural achievement and in different regions of the world, and with the rise of new crafts and organisations in the growth of civilisation. It is written in a style free from unnecessary technicalities, suitable for the general reader and for study in the later school and university years. With over 100 illustrations and maps." .
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Hakluyt's Voyages. A Selection

by David, Richard (selection)

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ISBN 13
9780701125332
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0701125330
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(London: Chatto & Windus, 1981) 0701125330. Title taken from half-title. Title page reads "Hakluyt's Voyages". 8vo; original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. 640, incl. index; maps; illustrations in text. Some foxing to reverse of dustwrapper and flaps, also to edges and endpapers. Very good condition. "Like Gibbon's Decline and Fall, Hakluyt's collection has been unjustly neglected because of its enormous length. Many abridgements are too short to do justice to the variety and scope of the original, while others concentrate on its historical or economic interest. The present selection conveys all the variety of the original while emphasizing the extraordinary human interest of the documents." .
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Half boom, half mens en ander grensstories

by Retief, Bertrand

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ISBN 13
9780627014772
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0627014771
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(Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik, 1986) 0627014771. 213 x 136 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (viii) + 103 + (i). Wrappers very slightly creased; trace of damp-ripple to top edge of lower cover and final leaves. Good. Afrikaans text. "Soos in sy vorige bundel gensverhale, Tweede prys is 'n houtjas, bring Bertrand Retief met hierdie agtiental grensstories weer die voortslepende bosoorlog in die noorde van Suidwes tot binne-in ons huise. Al die stories is gegrond op werklike gebeurtenisse. Daar is dramaties-realistiese weergawes van spanningsvolle ondernemings, maar ook humoristiese stories oor rare voorvalle wat 'n mens nooit aan die grens sou verwag nie." .
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Half hours of leisure in South Africa. A holiday book

by De Beer, L.

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(Amsterdam and Cape Town, Jacques Dusseau & Co., no date, preface dated 1896). 12mo, original red cloth, gilt-lettered, a little scuffed and lightly soiled, pp. 252 + iv. Text block detached from the case; fair reading copy only. Short, amusing, sketches, illustrative of South African life. Essays, verse and narrative fiction. .
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Hamlet door William Shakespeare

by Shakespeare, William (author), and L. A. J. Burgersdijk (translator)

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(Amsterdam: Van Holkema & Warendorf, no date). Number 291 of an edition limited to 350 numbered copies. Plates after paintings by W. G. Simmonds tipped in. Large 4to; coarse light brown cloth, with lettering in dark brown, and pictorial onlay to upper cover; pp. (iv) + 128. Cloth somewhat worn to extremities, with some soiling; foxed throughout. Good condition. Limited edition Dutch translation, with the vivid Simmonds illustrations from the English Hodder & Stoughton edition of 1911. .
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A Handbook of the Zulu Language

by Ziervogel, D., with J. A. Louw and P. C. Taljaard

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ISBN 13
9780627003912
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0627003915
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(Pretoria: J. L. van Schaik, 1976) 0627003915. Revised edition. 4to; original green boards; pp. (xx) + 251, incl. index. Backstrip a little tanned and boards very slightly rubbed; some browning and occasional fox spot. Good to very good condition. Essential text for correct isiZulu usage. 'We do hope that this edition will again receive the same support as the first one and that it may spread the knowledge of the Zulu language among foreign language speakers. Students must remember that the Zulu word ukukhuluma (to speak) was used for speaking at the court of the Zulu king, i.e. it meant to speak "high". I hope that they will use their knowledge of the Zulu language with the necessary care to merit the inordinate pride of the Zulus in their own speech and language usage.' .
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A Handbook of Chinese Art for collectors and students

by Medley, Margaret

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ISBN 13
9780713517644
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0713517646
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(London: G. Bell and Sons, 1973) 0713517646. 215 x 140 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 140, incl. index; photographs and line drawings. Wrappers slightly creased; some foxing; earlier owner's hand-stamp and another stamp to front endpaper. Good condition. "A Handbook of Chinese Art fills a real need as a basic guide for collectors and dealers in Chinese antiquities and for students of Chinese art, and this paperback reissue, with its additional 16 pages of photographs, will be widely welcomed. ... The seven sections of the book cover: (1) Bronzes, (2) Buddhism, (3) Ceramics, (4) Decorations, (5) Jades and hardstones, (6) Painting, (7) Miscellaneous, including lacquer and textiles. There are also tables of the Chinese dynasties and reign periods and a note on pronunciation." .
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Handbook for Skippers on the South African Coast

by Cooke, Derrick

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ISBN 13
9780620116633
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0620116633
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(Cape Town: J. C. Robinson Publications, 1990) 0620116633. 210 x 150 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 80 + (iv); liberally illustrated. Very slightly rubbed; light browning to outermost leaves. Very good condition. "Handbook for Skippers on the South African Coast is for all who go down to the sea in ships - regardless of size and shape. It offers the elementary facts relating to the sea and small craft. Not only will yachtsmen and all boat handlers find this work of use, but also those who dive, fishermen and researchers will benefit from it. How many marine archaeologists know the craft of navigation and are thus able to pin-point with scientific accuracy where and at what depth their sites are located? This publication covers coastal navigation, international shapes, lights and sound signals as well as radio procedures, meteorology and tides relating to the South African coast. It will [not] only promote safety at sea but will also help boat handlers pass their skipper's exams as is now… Read more
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Handelsryk in die Ooste: die wêreld van die VOC, 1619-1685

by Schoeman, Karel

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9781869192709
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1869192702
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(Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis, 2009) 9781869192709. Kolonie aan die Kaap 2. 8vo; original purple boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. 351, incl. index; maps. Fine condition. Afrikaans text. "Die tweede deel van hierdie vyfdelige werk beskryf die werksaamhede van die VOC in Nederland en die Ooste in die tyd toe sy nedersetting aan die Kaap tot stand gekom het, en die uitgestrekte handelsryk vanaf Arabië tot Japan waarvan dit deel uitgemaak het." .
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Handelsterme en -begrippe vir die Sakeman

by Marx, S, and H. J. Dekker

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ISBN 13
9780628014580
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0628014589
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(Johannesburg: Lex Patria, 1978, 2nd edition) 0628014589. 8vo; papered boards; pp. (viii) + 104. Cover a little rubbed; regular, light browning throughout. Very good condition. "In die sakewêreld word alledaagse handelsterme en -begrippe dikwels gebruik met die veronderstelling dat die betrokke partye op die hoogte is van die betekenis daarvan. Die ervaring het egter geleer dat hierdie veronderstelling meesal onjuis is en dat relatief baie persone in die sakewêreld sommige van die mees elementêre terme, begrippe en prosedures nie behoorlik ken en begryp nie. Die werkie wat hiermee aangebied word is 'n poging om hierdie leemte te vul." .
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A Handful of Dust

by Waugh, Evelyn

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(London, Chapman and Hall, 1949). 8vo; original blue boards; very foxed and edgeworn dustwrapper; past owner's name label on front free endpaper; pp. (viii) + 240; foxing throughout. Fair condition only. "This book begins with standard Waugh farce: a pin-headed society wife, Brenda Last, takes a lover to occupy her afternoons. But the effect on her husband Tony and son John is devastating, and the book moves quickly from farce to tragedy. Waugh never abandons the ridiculous - no one else would have placed his hero in impenetrable tropical jungle, the slave of a megalomaniac who makes him read Edwin Drood aloud - but he also writes with compassion for his characters, involving us in their loneliness as his shallower novels never do." - McLeish, Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide. .
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Handgun Hunting
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Handgun Hunting

by Nonte, Major George C., and Lee E. Jurras

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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780876912119
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0876912110
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(New York: Winchester Press, 1975) 0876912110. Presentation inscription from co-author Lee E. Jurras on title page. 8vo; original brown boards; laminated dustwrapper; pp. ix + (i) + 245, incl. index; several photographs. Dustwrapper a little rubbed, and sunned to spine panel; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "Here is the first book to tell the sportsman how and where he can meet the ultimate challenge to his stalking skill and marksmanship - taking game with a sidearm. ... Handgun Hunting tells it all: the history of the sport, the best types of arms, where to hunt and what game to hunt for, selecting ammunition, handloading, choosing equipment and accessories, customized guns, techniques for hunting predators as well as large game ... " .
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Handleiding vir genealogiese navorsing in Suid-Afrika

by Lombard, R. T. J.

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(Pretoria: Raad vir Geesteswetenskaplike Navorsing, 1977). 8vo; original olive-green rexine over boards; pp. (x) + 150; monochrome photographs; folding genealogical tables. Upper cover very slightly rubbed; some very light foxing. Very good condition. "Met die publikasie van hierdie handleiding will die Afdeling Genealogie 'n bydrae lewer om die wetenskaplike peil van genealogiese navorsing in Suid-Afrika te verhoog. Omdat navorsers dit dikwels moeilik vind om op die spoor van genealogiese bronne te kom, word die grootste deel van die werk aan bronne en die bewaarplekke daarvan gewy. Die uitgebreide bibliografie sal vir die navorser wat nog meer oor die onderwerp wil weet, handig te pas kom." .
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Handleiding by die Studie van die Letterkunde

by Grové, A. P., and Elize Botha

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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780625001750
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0625001753
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(Cape Town: NASOU, 1983) 0625001753. 8vo; papered boards; pp. (vi) + 160. Light browning; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. Divided into three major sections: Poësie - A. P. Grové; Prosa - Elize Botha; Drama - A. P. Grové. .
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Handmade in Italy
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Handmade in Italy

by Sims, John Ferro, in association with Debra Boraston

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9781843300670
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1843300672
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(London: New Holland, 2002) 1843300672. 4to; original pale brown boards, lettered in white on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 144, incl. index; lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs. Some tape marks and foxing to reverse of dustwrapper; signed by earlier owner on front pastedown. Very good condition. "HANDMADE IN ITALY is a celebration of the designs, materials and methods used by contemporary Italian artisans, whether individually or within small family concerns. Despite the ever increasing trend towards speed and mass production, these artisans continue to make beautiful, original pieces. This book is the product of a journey made by John Ferro Sims, an Italian-speaking author and photographer, who travelled the length and breadth of Italy visiting a wide range of artisans in their workshops. From legendary glass makers on Murano to Sicilian and Sardinian ceramicists and from traditional silk weavers in Florence to metalworkers in Molise and Abruzzo - skilled… Read more
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The Hansie Cronjé Story. An Authorised Biography
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The Hansie Cronjé Story. An Authorised Biography

by King, Garth

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9780620339513
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0620339519
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(Cape Town: Global Creative Studios, 2006) 0620339519. 235 x 161 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 291, incl. index; colour plates. Gift inscription to half-title. Fine condition. "Hansie Cronjé. The name is instantly recognised the world over. His iconic status rivals that of South Africa's greatest all-time folk heroes. This biography is an attempt to expose what made Hansie the man he was, and to trace some of the tender lines of a remarkable physical, emotional and spiritual journey cut short. Covering his life story, it is important to know that Hansie's entire close family and circle of friends supported this book and their views and insights into his life form the basis of it. To ensure a well-balanced story some of Hansie's harshest, most outspoken critics were also interviewed. Hansie, of course, was magnificent. But like all men and women, he was flawed, vexed by ambivalence. It is the marring of greatness that makes for such a compelling human story.… Read more
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The Happy Captive

by De Pineda y Bascuñán, Francisco Núñez

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(London: The Folio Society, 1977). Translated from the Spanish by William C Atkinson. Vinyl-cuts by John Lawrence. 8vo; original leatherette-backed cloth, with horseman device to upper cover, and spine lettered in gilt; papered slipcase; tinted top edge; endpaper maps; pp. 154; vinyl-cuts in text. Slipcase very slightly rubbed; trace of spotting to fore-edge. Near fine condition. An early account of experiences with the most formidable of South America's Indian tribes, the Araucanians of Chile. Written in the 1600s, the book was not printed until 1863, when an edition appeared in Santiago. "But the detail of his day-to-day experiences in captivity does imply remarkable powers of recall; he had been born and grown up not far from the frontier, in daily contact with the many Indians held by and serving the white man; he had had nine years' schooling with the Jesuits in Concepción, with Arauco just across the river. At the time he was taken prisoner he could claim 'a… Read more
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Hard Times in Natal and the Way Out

by Lamb, R.H.

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(Durban: Killie Campbell Africana Library/Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal Press, 1992). Facsimile reproduction of the 1908 first edition, with a new introduction by John Lambert. This copy is number 52 of an edition limited to 250. 204 x 142; saddle-stitched printed card wrappers; pp. xv + (i) + 30 + (viii). Trace of foxing to top edge of wraps. Near fine condition. A controversial American dentist's theories on the cause of colonial Natal's economic woes and their solution. "In 1908, ... R.H. Lamb placed his observations and remedies before the Natal public. Hard Times in Natal and the Way Out offers an interesting if provocative and, at times, distinctly unconventional analysis." .
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The Hardy country; literary landmarks of the Wessex novels; illustrated by the author

by Harper, Charles G.

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(London, Adam and Charles Black, 1904). Original ribbed green cloth, gilt, lightly fishmothed, cloth at head and tail of spine and one or two corners slightly chipped, pp. xvi + 318 + (2: publisher's advertisements), frontispiece, text-illustrations, plates, fold-out map. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut, ownership inscriptions on the front free endpaper, endpapers and edges slightly foxed. .
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