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P.E.N. 1960: new South African writing and a survey of fifty years of creative achievement

by P.E.N.

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(Johannesburg, the South African P.E.N. Centre, 1960). Dustwrapper frayed, pp. 100, text in double columns, errata slip. Very slight browning. 'Surveys of creative English writing in South Africa during the past half century - from the establishment of the Union of South Africa in 1910 to its fiftieth anniversary in 1960 - constitute a special feature of this volume, which has been produced by the South African Centre of the International P.E.N. Club. These surveys cover half a century of achievement by South African writers in poetry, drama and the novel. new stories, essays, poems and translations by South African writers appear in this book for the first time. All the writers are members of the South African P.E.N. Centre.' Includes contributions by Alan Paton, Nadine Gordimer, Jack Cope, Anthony Delius, etc. .
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Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

by Doyle, Roddy

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(London, BCA by arrangement with Secker & Warburg, 1994). 8vo; original maroon boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper a little soiled; pp. (vi) + 282. Very good condition. "It is 1968. Patrick Clarke is ten. He loves George Best, Geronimo and the smell of his hot water bottle. He hates zoos, kissing and the boys from the Corporation houses. He can't stand his little brother. He wants to be a missionary like Father Damien. He coerces the McCarthy twins and Willy Hancock into playing lepers. He never picks the scabs off his knees before they're ready. . . . Witty and poignant, earthy and exuberant, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha charts the triumphs, indignities and bewilderment of Patrick Clarke and his world, a place full of warmth, cruelty, love and slaps across the face." .
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The Paintings of J. H. Amshewitz R.B.A.

The Paintings of J. H. Amshewitz R.B.A.

by Amshewitz, Sarah Briana

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(London: B. T. Batsford, 1951). 4to; original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; printed dustwrapper with pictorial onlay to upper panel; pp. xiv + 66; plates, some of which in colour. Price-clipped dustwrapper (housed in removable protector) rather foxed and edgeworn, with some archival tape repairs to reverse; earlier owners' names to front endpaper; old tape mark to rear free endpaper; old tape repair to bottom edge of one plate leaf; quite foxed. Good condition. "The numerous colour and black and white illustrations to this book give a representative selection from Amshewitz's life work. Ten of the plates are in full colour and there are more than 80 monochrome reproductions of murals, portraits, drawings, water-colours and paintings. These reproductions form a particularly impressive record of Amshewitz's work in South Africa, an aspect of his oeuvre which is comparatively little known in England. The text, by the painter's wife, gives an intimate and fascinating… Read more
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Palaeontologia Africana Volume 16, 1973

by Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research

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(Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, 1973). 295 x 210mm; original card wraps; pp. xi + 86; black-and-white plates, maps, figures and tables, including folding. Errata slip inserted loose. Small handstamp of previous owner on upper wrap and title page. Very good condition. Articles in this volume: A New Triassic Vertebrate Fauna from South West Africa (A.W. Keyser), Brief Synthesis of Present Information on the Geographical and Stratigraphical Distribution of Fossil Fish within the Stormberg Series, South Africa (R.A. Jubb), A Re-evaluation of the Genus Tropidostoma Seeley (A.W. Keyser), Paleoxylologie du Gondwana African: Etude et Affinites due Genre Australoxylon (Janine Marguerier), The Biostratigraphy of the Permian and Triassic (J.M. Anderson). .
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Pale Native. Memories of a Renegade Reporter
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Pale Native. Memories of a Renegade Reporter

by Du Preez, Max

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(Cape Town: Zebra Press, 2003) 1868729133. 230 x 152 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (viii) + 286, incl. index; plates, incl. some in colour. Fine condition. "Former Financial Mail boss Stephen Mulholland called him the 'worst unguided missile' he had ever come across. PW Botha poked Max with his famous finger and said: 'This man spent his life making trouble for everyone.' FW de Klerk called him 'one of my enemies'. Nelson Mandela, speaking at an annual foreign correspondents dinner, said: 'There is a man here tonight who is an outstanding example to all of you: Max du Preez.' Yet, a member of the Mbeki government called him 'a political commissar of apartheid'. His former boss Joe Thloloe said: 'Many say he is difficult to work with and has no respect for authority. For him there are no holy cows. But even his worst enemies will concede that he is an outstanding journalist.' Sunday Independent columnist John Carlin wrote:… Read more
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Panorama of Port Elizabeth

by Lorimer, Eleanor K.

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(Cape Town: A.A. Balkema, 1971). Number 89 of an edition limited to two hundred copies, signed by the author. 4to; quarter-leather deluxe binding, marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine, and with gilt publisher's monogram to upper cover; tinted top edge; pp. (xiv) + 196, incl. index; colour plates after contemporary artwork; monochrome illustrations in text, from original photographs and artwork, with some sketches by the author. Very slightly shelf-rubbed. Very good to near-fine condition. "Early explorers and settlers, courageous and eccentric personalities, trade, farming and enterprise, shipwrecks and frontier wars - this is the subject matter of the panorama of Port Elizabeth. The enthusiasm and conscientious scholarship of Eleanor Lorimer, regional historian of the social and cultural life of P.E., is manifest thorughout this absorbing book. Colonel Robert Gordon, Sir Rufane Donkin, Frederick Korsten, Captain Francis Evatt, Sophia Pigot, the Lovemore family - these are some of the… Read more
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Paper Chain. The Story of Sappi

Paper Chain. The Story of Sappi

by Hocking, Anthony

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(Bethulie: Hollards, 1987). Large 8vo; laminated pictorial boards in matching laminated pictorial slipcase; pp. 319, incl. index; map; profusely illustrated with photographs. Slipcase slightly bumped. Near fine condition. History of the leading South African paper manufacturer and its various operations. .
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The Paperbook of South African English Poetry

by Chapman, Michael (editor)

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0868521094
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(Johannesburg: AD Donker, 1993) 0868521094. 200 x 130 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 318 (including index). Inside of upper cover slightly mottled; edges a little browned. Very good condition. "This anthology offers a selection of South African poetry written in English, from its beginnings in the 1820s to the mid-1980s. ... Over one hundred poets are represented, more or less in the order in which they first came to prominence. The compilation includes a detailed introduction, biographical notes with brief explanatory comments on some of the poems, and a select bibliography of critical material." .
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Papers of the South African Literary Society, 1824

by Pringle, Thomas (secretary)

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(Cape Town: African Connoisseurs Press, 1963). Number 206 of an edition limited to 510 copies, a facsimile reprint of the 1825 printing by W. Bridekirk. 8vo; original brown rexine gilt; pp. (vi) + 24. Regular browning throughout. Very good condition. (SABIB 4, p. 317 [1st and 2nd printings]) "It is interesting, though not surprising, to find that in 1824, the year when, in spite of all the efforts of Pringle and Greig, Lord Charles Somerset succeeded in suppressing the free press in Cape Town, an attempt was made, sponsored by the same circle of independent-minded citizens, to found a South African Literary Society. Sixty-one citizens of distinction became members, and Thomas Pringle was appointed temporary secretary. It was essential to have the approval of the Governor, however, so Somerset was respectfully requested to become Patron of the Society. Ever suspicious of anything inaugurated by the 'rebel' Pringle, Somerset began by refusing that honour, and proceeded to forbid the… Read more
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Pappa Baboon. A Tale of unusual Adventure

by Donnolly, F. A. (text), and Elizabeth McCormick (illustrations)

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(Pretoria: J. L. van Schaik, 1933). Squarish 8vo; original pale grey cloth, lettered in black on spine and upper cover; no dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. 152; illustrations in text. Light browning; occasional foxing; gift inscription to half-title. Very good condition. The charming story of the flea-ridden Pappa Baboon's journey from Swaziland throughout South Africa. .
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Paradise of the World

by Jansen, Chris (photographs), and Wilhelm Grütter (text)

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(Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1982) 0798113790. 4to; laminated pictorial boards; unpaginated (but pp. 127); 169 captioned, full-colour photographs. Lower board ever so slightly rubbed. Near fine condition. "For centuries the Cape of Good Hope has impressed its unique beauty on visitors and inhabitants alike. Through settlement and cultivation of the soil, the landscape has been subdued by man, but it has almost instinctively retained its pristine charm. Now a modern and civilised region, it has remained a true paradise of the world. Chris Jansen, accomplisehd photographer of Southern Africa and its peoples, has succeeded in capturing the fragile balance between nature and need in this bountiful land." .
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Paradise under Pressure. St Lucia. Kosi Bay. Sodwana. Lake Sibaya. Maputaland

by Mountain, Alan

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(Johannesburg: Southern, 1990). Signed by author on title page. 8vo; original boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. (x) + 149, incl. index; map; full-colour photographic plates. Dustwrapper edges very slightly chipped; some offset from boards to reverse side of dustwrapper; notation on front free endpaper; spotting to page edges. Very good condition. "Maputaland stands at the crossroads. Its unspoilt golden beaches have witnessed the ancient annual ritual of turtle breeding since time immemorial. It has pristine estuaries and unpolluted lake systems, beautiful natural forests and diverse natural resources. To the tourist it offers the excitement of game fishing and deep-sea diving in a tropical wonderland, well-stocked game reserves and a variety of birdlife that is unequalled in South Africa. It has a timelessness that makes it a part of ancient Africa, when man lived in greater harmony with his environment. ... Paradise under Pressure portrays this… Read more
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Paradise under Pressure. St Lucia. Kosi Bay. Sodwana. Lake Sibaya. Maputaland

by Mountain, Alan

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(Johannesburg: Southern, 1990) 1868122778. 8vo; original boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. (x) + 149, incl. index; map; full-colour photographic plates. Trace of curl to dustwrapper's top edge; slight foxing to edges and reverse of dustwrapper. Very good condition. "Maputaland stands at the crossroads. Its unspoilt golden beaches have witnessed the ancient annual ritual of turtle breeding since time immemorial. It has pristine estuaries and unpolluted lake systems, beautiful natural forests and diverse natural resources. To the tourist it offers the excitement of game fishing and deep-sea diving in a tropical wonderland, well-stocked game reserves and a variety of birdlife that is unequalled in South Africa. It has a timelessness that makes it a part of ancient Africa, when man lived in greater harmony with his environment. ... Paradise under Pressure portrays this magnificent region as it is today. It not only describes the area's natural beauty… Read more
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Parent Birds and Their Young

by Skutch, Alexander F.

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(Austin and London, University of Texas Press, 1976). 4to; original pale grey cloth; pictorial dustwrapper slightly rubbed and a little creased; the publishers' compliments label, signed by the author, pasted to front free endpaper; signature of previous owner, renowed ornithologist Gordon Maclean, on front pastedown; some tape marks to endpapers and flaps of dustwrapper; pp. xviii + (ii) + 503, incl. index; illustrated throughout with tables, figures, and black-and-white photographs. Good condition. "Parent Birds and Their Young is the most complete up-to-date worldwide survey of the family life and reproductive behavior of birds, from the formation of pairs to the young birds' attainment of independence. Written in language that the general reader can understand, it avoids technicalities, yet the thoroughness of its coverage, supported by a bibliography of over eight hundred titles, makes it valuable as a reference work for the ornithologist. More than one hundred illustrations… Read more
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Parental Care and Its Evolution in Birds

by Kendeigh, S. Charles

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(Urbana: The University of Illinois Press, 1955, with addendum). Illionois Biological Monographs: Volume XXII, Nos. 1-3. 253 x 170 mm; printed wrappers; pp. x + 358; tables; graphs; diagrams. Wrappers a little worn; tape marks to inside of wrappers and to outer leaves; ink stamp of earlier owner, ornithologist Gordon Maclean, to upper cover and to half-title, which also has a penned date and place name in his hand; archival tape reinforcing to tail of spine and to hinges; slight trace of fishmothing to final page. Fair to good. 'Dr. Kendeigh received the A.O.U. Brewster Award in 1951 and the Ecological Society of America's Eminent Ecologist Award in 1978. He wrote the classic "Physiology of the Temperature of Birds" and edited Shelford's "The Ecology of North America." … His research interests included bird populations in relation to habitat, avian life histories, and physiological responses of birds to various seasonal and climatic regimes.' - From Auk… Read more
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Parliamentary Procedure in South Africa. A Short Guide to the Rules and Practice of the Union House of Assembly

by Kilpin, Ralph

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(Cape Town: Juta, 1950 Second Edition). 8vo; original green cloth with gilt titles; dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 190. Dustwrapper somewhat sunned and edgeworn; slight uniform browning. Very good in a good dustwrapper. .
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Pasarile in Nomenclatura si Viata Poporului Romin

Pasarile in Nomenclatura si Viata Poporului Romin

by Bacescu, Mihai C.

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(Bucharest: Editura Academiei Republicii Populare Romine, 1961). Large 8vo; cloth-backed papered boards; pp. 441, incl. index; maps, line drawings and colour illustrations. Romanian text: diacritics in author's name and book's title have been ignored in cataloguing. From the library of ornithologist Gordon Maclean; signed by him on front free endpaper. Good condition; cover sunned and rubbed; label remnants to tail of spine; university codes and discard stamps to endpapers; pages browned, esp. at edges, owing to friable paper stock used. .
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Passage to Progress. The CSIR's Journey of Change 1945-1995

by Basson, Nicolene

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(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 1996) 1868420345. 8vo; original black boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (xxii) + 204, incl. index; plates, some of which in full colour; monochrome illustrations in text. Tiny scuff to top edge of dustwrapper's upper panel; bottom fore-corners slightly bumped; old pencilled pricing and date, although erased, still evident on front free endpaper. Very good condition. "Passage to Progress was written to commemorate the CSIR's fiftieth anniversary celebrated in October 1995. The book takes a brief look at the dawn of technology in Africa, its subsequent progress, and the CSIR's role in its development. The main focus is on the past 15 years, with an in-depth look at the transformation processes embarked upon within the CSIR; the learning experience associated with radical change; the effects of this change in policy in terms of the organisation and its people, and the way the CSIR is fulfilling its role in a rapidly changing environment, both… Read more
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The Path of Thunder

by Abrahams, Peter

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(Cape Town: David Philip, 1984). 185 x 120 mm; pictorial wraps; pp. 262. A little brown spotting. Very good condition. .
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Patricia de Lille

by Smith, Charlene

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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 Africanist Congress. In this well-researched book - and with the full cooperation of Patricia de Lille - Charlene Smith presents the real person: a woman of passion, compassion and conviction, and a politician who exists to see justice and truth come before the privileges of parliament." .
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