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Africana Catalogue no. 34

March 2004







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1          Arkin, Marcus. STORM IN A TEACUP: the later years of John Company at the Cape, 1815-36. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1973.

            xi, 258 p.: ill., frontis. Cloth, d.w. Cover subtitle: The Cape colonists and the English East India Company.                                                                                                      150


2          Bowler, T.W. PICTORIAL ALBUM OF CAPE TOWN: with views of Simon's Town, Port Elizabeth and Graham's Town; from original drawings by T.W. Bowler; with historical and descriptive sketches by W.R. Thomson. 2nd impression. Facsimile reprint. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1984.

            44 p., 12 leaves of col. plates (1 folding). Oblong 4to. Cloth, d.w. Reprint of the 1866 edition.                                                                                                                        350

Thomas William Bowler (1812-1969) came to Cape Town from England in 1834 as a servant to the new Astronomer Royal of the colony, Thomas Maclear. He later established himself as a landscape painter. As a follower of the English watercolour school, recorded all the important events at the Cape for thirty-five years. The twelve plates include views of St George's Cathedral; Adderley Street and the Dutch Reformed Church; The Entrance to the Castle; Government House and a view of Cape Town from Table Bay.


3          Cape Town [Panorama]. CAPE TOWN AND TABLE BAY IN 1886; from sketch by Graham Winch.  Cape Town: W.A. Richards & Sons, 1886.

            Col. folding frontis. extracted from HISTORY, PRODUCTIONS AND RESOURCES OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE: official handbook; edited by John Noble. 21 x 51 cm. Small tear to lower edge of first fold.                                                                                           750

The sketch was done from Lion's Head, and the panorama encompasses the area from Victoria Basin to Devil's Peak, showing Table Bay (with sailing ships) and the Hottentot's Holland in the distance. Prominent features, including the Castle, the Cathedrals, the Batteries and the Company's Gardens can be discerned.


4          Collier, Joy. WINE FARMS OF THE WESTERN CAPE.  Cape Town: Timmins, 1981.

            48 p.: chiefly col. ill. 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w. Edition limited to 1500 copies. Signature on front free endpaper.                                                                                     275

Beautifully executed traditional views of well-known Cape houses.


5          Cullinan, Patrick. ROBERT JACOB GORDON: the man and his travels at the Cape. Cape Town: Struik Winchester, 1992.

            215 p.: ill., chiefly col., ports, maps. 4to. Cloth with gilding, d.w. & slip case.           675

A comprehensive biography of Gordon. "…examines in detail four of his journeys into the interior, relates his correspondence with the learned men of Europe and, finally, tells the story of his last tragic days when the Cape fell to the British… [Gordon was] a paragon of the Age of Enlightenment." Preface.


6          Fehr, William. TREASURES AT THE CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE = SKATTE IN DIE KASTEEL DE GOEDE HOOP.  4th ed. Cape Town: Board of Trustees, William Fehr Collection, 1973.

            139 p.: ill. (some col.), double frontis. 4to. Skivertex with col. ill. laid down. Parallel text in English and Afrikaans.                                                                                              150

William Fehr collected a substantial number of items of early Cape Africana: paintings, furniture, ceramics etc. His collection was bought by the state and lodged in the Castle.


7          Fraser, Maryna. THE STORY OF TWO CAPE FARMS.  Johannesburg: Barlow Rand, 1981.

            ix, 58 p.: ill. Skivertex with gilding. Signed by Pamela Barlow, Douglas Houston [et al.]. Edition limited to 300 copies.                                                                                   300

Deals with the farms Rustenberg-Schoongezicht and Vergelegen. Pamela Barlow was the then owner of Vergelegen; Douglas Houston took some of the photographs used in this book.


8          Geyser, O. DIE OU HOOGGEREGSHOFGEBOU.  Registeruitgawe no. 1. Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1958.

            102 p.: ill., frontis., plans. Quarter dark brown leather & cloth with gilding. No. 9 of a de luxe edition limited to 250 copies.                                                                     250

This building has been converted into one of Cape Town's leading museums. Formerly the Cultural History Museum, it is now known as The Slave Lodge.


9          Gibson, Alan G.S. [ed.]. SKETCHES OF CHURCH WORK AND LIFE IN THE DIOCESE OF CAPETOWN.  Capetown: SA Electric Printing and Publishing, 1900.

            102 p.: ill., map. Limp cloth, some staining. Label on front free endpaper. Margin marks on pages 9 & 13.                                                                                                            50


10        Gordon-Brown, Alfred. CHRISTOPHER WEBB SMITH: an artist at the Cape of Good Hope, 1837-1839. Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1965.

            xii, [92] p.: ill. (some col.), ports. 4to. Cloth, d.w. Slight discolouration to front endpapers.                                                                                                                         200

Webb Smith's work is compared to that of Bowler. Many of his Cape landscapes are in the Library of Parliament in Cape Town. His early Cape scenes are charming, and his bird studies (in a setting of Cape flora and scenery) are noteworthy.


11        Heydt, Johann Wolffgang. SCENES OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE IN 1741; as drawn by Johann Wolffgang Heydt; text translated from the German and edited by R. Raven-Hart. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1967.

            23 p.: ill., maps. Oblong 4to. Cloth with gilding, scarred along edges, d.w. with tears and discoloured on lower edge. Ownership details on front free endpaper.       



12        Louw, Jan H. IN THE SHADOW OF TABLE MOUNTAIN: a history of the University of Cape Town Medical School and its associated teaching hospitals up to 1950, with glimpses into the future. Cape Town: Struik, 1969.

            xxi, 498 p.: ill., (1 folding as frontis.), ports., plan. [Standard ed.]. Hardcover, d.w.               100


13        Picard, Hymen W.J. MASTERS OF THE CASTLE: a portrait gallery of the Dutch Commanders and Governors of the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1795, 1803-1806. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1972.

            231 p.: ports. Cloth, d.w. slightly faded on spine. Cellotape on endpapers.



14        Saunders, Christopher & Phillips, Howard [ed.]. STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF CAPE TOWN. Vol. 2.  Cape Town: University of Cape Town, 1980.

            iv, 210 p. 4to. Reproduced typescript, stiff paper wraps, spotted.        150



15        Walton, James. CAPE COTTAGES; illustrated by James Walton and Andre Pretorius. 2nd impression. Cape Town: Kagiso, 1997.

            xii, 129 p.: ill., plans, map on inside front cover. Stiff paper wraps.

            See illustration.                                                                                           400


16        Walton, James. EARLY CAPE LIME-KILNS.  [Cape Town]: SA Journal of Cultural History, 1987.

            [12] p.: ill. , plans. 4to. Stiff pict. paper wraps, ring-bound (top portion missing). Signed inscription from Walton on inside front cover. Colour cover illustration: the De la Rey Lime-Kiln [by] Constance E. Walton.                                                                                 200


17        Whisson, M.G. & Kahn, S. COLOURED HOUSING IN CAPE TOWN: a report to the Board of Social Responsibility of the Diocese of Cape Town. Cape Town: [The Board], 1969.

            45 p. of text, [9] p. of ill., folding map. Paperback. Name on top right hand corner of cover.                                                                                                                         75


Recent publications relating to the Cape



18        Flanagan, Wendy & Hildenbrand, Reni. OLIVES & OILS IN SOUTH AFRICA.  Cape Town: Mbira Press, 2003.

            87 p.: col. ill., ports. Paperback.                                                                 150

An interesting and informative look at the olive & olive oil industry in South Africa, and the Olive Route in the Western Cape.


19        Hoberman, Gerald & Marc. FRANSCHHOEK & RICKETY BRIDGE: a place of extraordinary beauty, food and wine; text and photography by Gerald & Marc Hoberman. Cape Town: Una Press, 2003.

            112 p.: chiefly col. ill., map. Oblong 8vo. Pict. paper covered boards, d.w.  


Franschhoek [meaning “French corner”], situated near Cape Town, is well known for its natural beauty, winelands and tradition of gourmet restaurants. Rickety Bridge is a wine farm in the area with a well-restored Cape Dutch homestead. Franschhoek's viticultural tradition dates back to 1694, when the French Hugenots first planted vines in the valley.


20        Rasmussen, Lars [ed.]. JAZZ PEOPLE OF CAPE TOWN.  Copenhagen: The Booktrader, 2003.

            304 p.: ports. 4to. Paperback.                                                                     225

Twenty-seven interviews with musicians, and two autobiographical sketches.


21        Schire, Gwynne & Turok, Hillel. CAMPS BAY: an illustrated history. Cape Town: A.W. Louw, 2003.

            213 p.: ill., ports., maps. 4to. Pict. paper covered boards.                      370

This history covers the area from the start of time to the most recent changes on the Atlantic seaboard of Cape Town.






22        Alberts, Paul. THE BORDERS OF APARTHEID: a chronicle of alienation in South Africa; with a portfolio of photographs on Bophuthatswana today. Cape Town: South African Photographic Gallery Press, 1983.

            34 p. of text, [123] p. of 129 b&w photographs: ill., ports., maps. 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w. creased along edges. Name & date on front free endpaper.              

            See illustration.                                                                                           1500

Includes "a chronology of alienation in South Africa, from 1652-1982" [p. 1-34], listing all the significant events and legislation regarding the relationship between the races in South Africa. An important South African photographic collection, in the same series as David Goldblatt's IN BOKSBURG. Bobphuthatswana was one of the nine "Bantustans" or "Homelands" created under apartheid legislation, with the purpose of removing black South Africans' citizenship rights to these scattered areas.


23        Bophuthatswana. BOPHUTHATSWANA AT INDEPENDENCE: 6 December 1977 [by] The Bureau for Economic Research re Bantu Development (Benbo). Pretoria: Benbo, 1977.

            135 p.: col. ill., tables, col map. (laid down on rear endpaper). Pict. paper wraps, rubbed along fore-edge, corners bumped.                                                                       100


24        Ntsanwisi, H.W.E. DEEDS SPEAK: the views of Professor H.W.E. Ntsanwisi, Chief Minister of Gazankulu; edited by H.T. Cooper. Nelspruit: Lowveld Printers, [ca. 1980].

            125 p.: ports. (Know thy neighbour series). Paperback.                       150

Views of a "homeland" leader- seldom put into print! Ntsanwisi was a free-thinking man who tried to lead creatively. He stood up to M.C. Botha (then Minister of Bantu Affairs) at a reception at Elim to mark the 75th anniversary of the Swiss Mission Hospital. In response to Botha's remark that the hospital would have to be moved as it was on land stretching into the "white" area, Ntsanwisi responded in Afrikaans and French (for the benefit of the Swiss guests) that Elim Hospital would never be moved: it stood upon land that had belonged to the Shangaan-Tsonga people since time immemorial.


25        Segar, Julia. FRUITS OF APARTHEID: experiencing "independence" in a Transkeian village. Bellville: Anthropos, 1989.

            viii, 147 p.: tables, map. (Critical studies in African anthropology; no. 2). Paperback.        100


26        Venda. THE INDEPENDENT VENDA; the Bureau for Economic Research: Co-operation and Development (Benso) and the Institute for Development Studies, Rand Afrikaans University. Pretoria: Benso, 1979.

            197 p.: col. ill., tables, col map. (laid down on rear endpaper). Skivertex, d.w., slightly rubbed along fore-edge. Signed & dated on half title page by S. Ramabulana, Venda Ambassador.     100

Venda attained independence on 13 September 1979 under Chief Patrick Mphephu.






27        Anderson, Andrew A. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IN A WAGGON: sport and travel in South Africa. Cape Town: Struik, 1974.

            x, 427 p.: ill., folding map. (Africana collectanea series; vol. 48). Skivertex, d.w. slightly faded on spine. Facsimile reprint of the 2nd edition of 1888. Edition limited to 1000 copies.           250

Anderson had been a colonial magistrate up to 1860. He then decided to devote himself to the exploration of the regions north of the Cape Colony. He prepared for his explorations through a series of shorter journeys in Natal and the Free State. He visited Bechuanaland, the Kalahari Desert, Namaqualand, Damaraland and Ovamboland, spending much time along the Orange River. He considered it important for the "Walvisch Bay" area and coastline to be annexed by the Cape Colony. He also gives an account of the geography of the Transvaal. See Mendelssohn vol. 1, p. 38-39.


28        Appleyard, J.W. THE WAR OF THE AXE AND THE XOSA [sic] BIBLE: the journal of the Rev. J.W. Appleyard; edited by John Frye. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1971.

            xii, 157 p.: ill., port. as frontis., maps. Cloth, d.w. Edition limited to 1000 copies.     125

Appleyard (1814-1874) was a missionary who worked in the Eastern Cape frontier region and was involved in the translation of The Bible into Xhosa. He gives an eye-witness account of the War of the Axe (1846-1847).


29        Aucamp, Hennie [ed.]. OP DIE STORMBERGE: 'n vertolking van 'n streek; medewekers, Helene de Villiers [et al.]; tekeninge Elske Maxwell-Pienaar. Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1971.

            157 p.: ill., ports., map on endpapers. Paper covered boards, d.w.     80

Deals with many aspects of the history and people of the Stormberg area, which is south of Aliwal North, Molteno and Dordrecht.


30        Baker, Herbert. ARCHITECTURE & PERSONALITIES.  London: Country Life, 1944.

            xii, 224 p.: ill., ports. Embossed cloth, corners slightly bumped.         650

Sir Herbert Baker's autobiography. Befriended in his youth by Cecil John Rhodes, Baker designed famous Capital buildings at Pretoria and New Dehli. He also designed many churches and cathedrals as well as war cemetries and memorials, as well as edifices in Kenya. His buildings, even those designed for private use, were on a grand scale, and he always paid great attention to detail. His work brought him into contact with many leaders and prominent personalities across the English-speaking world.


31        Ballen, Roger. DORPS: small towns of South Africa. Cape Town: Clifton Publications, 1986.

            65 p. of ill., 6 p. of text: b&w photographs. 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w.

            See illustration.                                                                                           1500


32        Ballen, Roger. OUTLAND.  London: Phaidon, 2001.

            1 vol. (unpaginated): all ports. Small 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w.          


Ballen continues to portray "whites on the fringes of society…[his] characters act out dark and discomfiting tableaux, providing images which are exciting and disturbing in equal measure… " Flyleaf.


33        Ballen, Roger. PLATTELAND: images from rural South Africa. Joahnnesburg: William Waterman, 1994.

            [1 vol., unpaginated]: all ports. 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w.          1000


34        Barber, James. SOUTH AFRICA'S FOREIGN POLICY, 1945-1970.  London: Oxford University Press, 1973.

            325 p.: ports., tables. Cloth, d.w. rubbed.                                                 75


35        Battis, Walter. WALTER BATTIS; edited by Karin Skawran & Michael Macnamara. Johannesburg: Ad Donker, 1985.

            222 p.: ill. (chiefly col.). Oblong 4to. Cloth, lower front corner bumped, d.w. slightly frayed on top edge.                                                                                                              450

Celebrated as one of South Africa's more creative and innovative artists, Walter Battis’s work attracts ever increasing attention.


36        Bawcombe, Philip. JOHANNESBURG; with text by Ted Scannell. [Standard ed.]. Johannesburg: Village Publishing, 1973.

            xiv, 132 p.: chiefly ill. (some col.), frontis., plans. Large 4to. Cloth, d.w.       



37        Belling, Ron. A PORTRAIT OF MILITARY AVIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA.  Cape Town: Struikhof, 1989.

            160 p.: col. ill. Oblong 8vo. Paper covered boards, d.w.                        400

Ron Belling was official war artist to the South African Air Force. His paintings are celebrated for the very careful attention to technical detail displayed, and for the historical context in which the aeroplanes are placed.


38        Birkby, Carel. CLOSE TO THE SUN: the story of the Sudan Squadron, Royal Air Force. Khartoum: Middle East Newspapers & Publicity Ltd., 1944.

            102 p.: ill., port., maps (1 as frontis.). Stiff paper wraps, unevenly faded, and with one crease. Title label laid down.                                                                                            300

The story of South Africa's 'Warrior Squadron' and the Sudan Squadron, R.A.F. The book was sold to raise funds for the R.A.F. Wartime economy is evident in the humble paper and binding used.


39        Brandel-Syrier, Mia. REEFTOWN ELITE: a study of social mobility in a modern African community on the Reef [Johannesburg]. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1971.

            xxxvii, 335 p.: tables. Cloth, d.w. Signed inscription from Brandel-Syrier on front free endpaper.                                                                                                                        135


40        Brindley, Marianne. WESTERN COLOURED TOWNSHIP: problems of an urban slum; with photographs by Rodney Barnett. Johannesburg: Ravan Press, 1976.

            110 p.: ill., ports. (1 as frontis.). Paperback.                                             150

The township is situated to the west of Johannesburg. It was created to house "Coloured" people, and consequently was treated differently by the authorities. It was also subject to different social forces than those which shaped the nearby Soweto.


41        Campbell, John. TRAVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA.  Facsimile reprint ed. Cape Town: Struik, 1974.

            xv, 400 p.: ill., port., folding map. (Africana collectanea; vol. 47). Skivertex, d.w. Edition limited to 1000 copies. Reprint of the 1815 edition.                                                250


42        Casalis, Eugene. THE BASUTOS, or, TWENTY-THREE YEARS IN SOUTH AFRICA.  De luxe ed. Facsimile reprint. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1965.

            xix, 360 p.: ill., ports., col. folding map. (Africana collectanea series; vol. 16). Half dark brown leather & light brown leather, rubbed on spine. Leather title label. De luxe edition limited to 50 copies.                                                                                                            300

"There is no better book in existence than this concerning the habits and customs of the Basuto people…" Theal.


43        Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group. MISSION TO SOUTH AFRICA: the Commonwealth Report; foreword by Shridath Ramphal. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1986.

            176 p.: ill., ports. Paperback, pages browned.                                         50

An attempt to hasten the demise of apartheid from outside South Africa. Headed by Malcolm Fraser, the Eminent Persons Group included General Olusegun Obasanjo.


44        Curson, H.H. REGIMENTAL DEVICES IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1783-1954; with a foreword by Major-General H.B. Klopper. Pretoria: Caxton Limited [printer], 1954.

            96 p.: ill. 4to. Cloth, browned on edges. Spine marking.                      600

Dr Curson wrote two books on this subject, the other being COLOURS AND HONOURS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1783-1948. Both are scarce.


45        De Klerk, F.W. THE LAST TREK - A NEW BEGINNING: the autobiography. London: Macmillan, 1998.

            xx, 412 p.: ill., ports., map on endpapers. Paper covered boards, d.w.          



46        De Villiers, Hertha. THE SKULL OF THE AFRICAN NEGRO: a biometrical and morphological study. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 1968.

            xvii, 342 p.: ill., tables. 4to. Paper covered boards. Staining to last few pages and back cover.                                                                                                                         300


47        De Vries, Gerry & Hall, Jonathan. THE MUZZLE LOADING CANNON OF SOUTH AFRICA: a technical study. Cape Town: Cannon Research Projects, 2001.

            148 p.: ill., map. 4to. Paperback.                                                                350

721 cannon have been recorded in South Africa, the majority in and around Cape Town. Some have been traced to extraordinary places; buried in the ground, found in the sea and still in use: as every inhabitant of Cape Town is aware, one is used to signal midday! Contains everything relating to muzzle loading cannon, including specific information about their usage.


48        Du Plessis, J. A HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN MISSIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA.  Facsimile reprint. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1965.

            xx, 494 p.: ill., port. as frontis., col. folding map. Skivertex. Reprint of the 1911 edition.     250


49        Elffers, Hubertus. THE SOUTH AFRICAN LETTER-WRITER= DE ZUID-AFRIKAANSCHE BRIEFSTELLER: a bi-lingual book of correspondence. 2nd ed. Cape Town: Juta, 1902.

            125 p. Embossed cloth, stained and worn on corners. Some pencil underlining in Dutch text. Parallel text in English and Dutch.                                                           500

Provides the reader with detailed examples of letters to all manner of persons, high and low, business related and personal; forms of address (from the President of the USA downwards). Of more interest today, it provides an intriguing view of social customs prevalent at the Cape at the time. Guidance is given in the following areas: money matters, business, advertisements, information requests, testimonials, circulars, shipments, social letters, documents [wills, power of attorney, etc] and miscellaneous letters. An example of an advertisement "For Servants" reads: "Wanted, a cook and a Housemaid. Both must expect to be in actual service from 6 o'clock in the morning till 9 o'clock at night, but will have Wednesday and Sunday afternoons free alternately." p. 40.


50        Gordon-Brown, Alfred. PICTORIAL ART IN SOUTH AFRICA DURING THREE CENTURIES TO 1875.  London: Chas. J. Sawyer, 1952.

            172 p.: ill., frontis. Opulent full leather binding with gold dentelles and gilt illustration of a leaping springbuck on front cover.                                                                          350


51        Great South West Artesian Farms Ltd. PROSPECTUS; directors, Martin Melck, James Starke, Pieter de Waal Neethling, [et al.]. Cape Town: [The Company, 1928].

            16 p.: ill., ports. 4to. Stiff paper wraps. Accompanied by 2 loose-leaf sheets, one offering information to prospective share-holders and the other an application form to purchase shares (slight insect damage along edges).                                                        250

The object of this share prospectus was to raise capital to purchase seven farms (of more than 50 000 hectares in total) in the Auob Valley in South West Africa. In this arid part of the world, water is truly the lifeblood of any farm, and the prospectus shows photographs of the twelve artesian boreholes said to be gushing forth over half a million gallons of water per borehole per day.


52        Grosskopf, J.F.W. HENDRIK PIERNEEF: die man en sy werk. Pretoria: J.L.van Schaik, 1945.

            24 p. of text, [52] p. of plates (some col.): port. as frontis. 4to. Pict. cloth with gilding, slightly worn on corners. Inscription and signatures on front free endpaper.



53        Gutsche, Thelma. THE BISHOP'S LADY.  Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1970.

            245 p.: ill., ports., genealogical tables, maps (1 on title page). Paper covered boards, d.w. slightly frayed along edges. Spotting on page edges.                                        200

The subject of the book is Sophy Gray, wife of Robert Gray, the first Bishop of Cape Town. Lady Gray was a talented artist and architect, and designed many churches in South Africa.


54        Hahn, C.H.L.; Vedder, H. & Fourie, L. THE NATIVE TRIBES OF SOUTH WEST AFRICA.  Cape Town: Cape Times, 1928.

            211 p.: ill., ports. Embossed cloth, slightly faded on top edge, with small stain. Contents: THE OVAMBO by C.H.L. Hahn. THE BERG DAMARA by H. Vedder. THE BUSHMEN OF SOUTH WEST AFRICA by L. Fourie. THE NAMA by H. Vedder. THE HERERO by H. Vedder.      750

According to the foreword by H.P.Smit, the book was prepared for the League of Nations, in order to give a short sketch of each of the principle tribes of the then South West Africa.


55        Hall, Richard. MY LIFE WITH TINY: a biography of Tiny Rowland. London: Faber and Faber, 1987.

            xiii, 257 p.: ill., ports. Paperback.                                                               200

Hall was a newspaper man and traces Rowland's (born Roland Fuhrop, in India) life in Rhodesia and the United Kingdom, where at the time of publication, Lonrho had become the 39th largest company in the world. The mysterious and controversial Tiny Rowland developed the Lonrho corporation into a unique global commercial empire, based on mining interests. He has been castigated as being "the unpleasant and unacceptable face of capitalism".


56        Hancock, W.K. SMUTS.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1962-1968.

            2 vols. (xii, 618; xiii, 589) p.: ill., ports. (1 as frontis. in vol. 1),  4 folding maps in vol. 1. Cloth, d.w.s., slightly frayed along top edge, with some rubbing. Contents: Vol. 1. The sanguine years, 1870-1919. Vol. 2. The fields of force, 1919-1950.                                          

            See illustration.                                                                                           475

The definitive biography of Smuts.


57        Hensman, Howard. CECIL RHODES: a study of a career. Cape Town: Struik, 1974.

            382 p.: ill., ports. (1 as frontis.), folding map. (Africana collectanea series; vol. 46). Skivertex, d.w. Edition limited to 1000 copies. Reprint of the 1901 edition.                


Includes a sketch of the early history of the Rhodes family and of CJR's school and college days. Hensman states that Rhodes wished to bring the Dutch and British sections of the South African population closer together. Although an admirer of Rhodes, he is very severe wih regard to the Jameson Raid, calling it "Jameson's foolhardy and criminal enterprise" See Mendelssohn vol. 2, p. 215-216.


58        Heydenrych, Heinie & Swiegers, Abrie. DISCOVER PRETORIA.  Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik, 1999.

            282 p.: col. ill., maps. 4to. Paperback.                                                      50

Provides an historical background to South Africa's administrative capital, as well as a guide to its highlights.


59        Hofmeyr, N.J. DIE AFRIKANER-BOER EN DIE JAMESON-INVAL.  Cape Town: Jacques Dusseau, [1896].

            504 p.: ill., ports., maps (1 folding). Cloth spine, worn on edges & paper covered boards rubbed along edges. Text in Dutch.                                                                       550


60        Hughes, Dave; Hands, Phyllis & Kench, John. SOUTH AFRICAN WINE; Daryl Balfour, principal photographer. Cape Town: Struik, 1992.

            288 p.: col. ill., ports, col. maps. 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w.        200


61        J.W. JAGGER & CO. [Catalogue]. HARNESS & SADDLERY, LEATHER GOODS, ETC: travelling requisites in fibre, leather and canvas. Cape Town: J.W. Jagger, [1928].

            44 p.: ill. Stiff paper wraps. Two punch holes on hinge. Original staples rusted.

            See illustration.                                                                                           500


62        Johnston, R.E. ULUNDI TO DELVILLE WOOD: the life story of Major-General Sir Henry Timson Lukin. Cape Town: Maskew Miller, [192-]

            vii, 232 p.: ports. (1 as frontis.). Cloth, d.w. browned on spine, with 2 minor tears to top edge.                                                                                                                         300

Lukin saw action in the Zulu War, and in all Southern African campaigns in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the Anglo Boer Wars.


63        Junod, H.P. BANTU HERITAGE.  Johannesburg: Hortors, for the Transvaal Chamber of Mines, [1938].

            155 p., [40] leaves of plates interleaved with captioned tissue paper: ill., (chiefly ports.) Cloth, with gilding, worn on corners. Slight spotting on page edges. Inscription on front free endpaper. The illustrations are chiefly reproductions of A.M. Duggin-Cronin photographs.           350

A comprehensive work on the language, folklore, social organization and customs of the peoples described. Junod, son of a Swiss missionary to the Shangaan, was requested to give a series of lectures to the Transvaal Mine Medical Officers' Association. He was asked to repeat them to a wider audience of mine staff, and then to publish them.  There are chapters on folklore, language, music and social / tribal organization. "An understanding of the African point of view is of paramount importance if we are to to build up a prosperous nation." Preface.


64        Kench, John. COTTAGE FURNITURE IN SOUTH AFRICA; text, John Kench; restoration consultant Ralph Mothes; photography Janek Szymanowski. 1st ed. Cape Town: Struik, 1987.

            172 p.: ill. (chiefly col.), frontis. 4to. Pict. paper covered boards.         300


65        Kitchingman, James. THE KITCHINGMAN PAPERS: missionary letters and journals, 1817-1848, from the Brenthurst Collection, Johannesburg; [edited, annotated and introduced by] Basil le Cordeur and Christopher Saunders. Standard ed. Johannesburg: Brenthurst Press, 1976.

            310 p.: ill. (some col.), col. port. as frontis., col. maps on folding leaf. (Brenthurst [first] series; 2). Cloth, d.w.                                                                                                     400

The letters are those received by Kitchingman over 30 years as a missionary in the Cape Colony. The authors include John Philip, James Read Sen. & Jun. and Robert Moffat. The letters deal with the interaction of the missionaries, the colonial authorities, the mission authorities and the indigenous people.


66        Kramer, David. SHORT BACK AND SIDES.  Cape Town: Maskew Miller, 1982.

            72 p.: ill., ports. 4to. Paperback.                                                                 200

David Kramer is one of South Africa's most successful local musicians and has written and presented several musicals (including DISTRICT SIX), which have received international acclaim. This item contains the lyrics of many of his songs, as well as personal insights. He asks questions of the reader / listener as to who we are as South Africans, and why we do certain things that we do.


67        Krige, Francois. FRANCOIS KRIGE: drawings = tekeninge; introduction [by] Willem Gravett. Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1971.

            [8] p. of text, [24] leaves of plates: ill., port. as frontis. Paper covered boards. Inscription on front free endpaper. Text in English and Afrikaans. Edition limited to 700 copies. Signed by Krige on a preliminary page.                                                                                         200


68        Kruger, Bernhard. THE PEAR TREE BLOSSOMS: a history of the Moravian Mission Stations in South Africa, 1737-1869. Genadendal: Moravian Book Depot, 1966.

            335 p.: ill., ports., plans. Cloth, d.w. Ownership signature on front free endpaper. Cover title: The history of the Moravian Church in South Africa, 1737-1869.



69        Laband, J.P.C. COMPANION TO NARRATIVE OF THE FIELD OPERATIONS CONNECTED WITH THE ZULU WAR OF 1879; with an index by Cara Pretorius. Cape Town: N. & S. Press, 1989.

            23 p. Paper wraps.                                                                                       60

Issued as a companion to the reprint of the official British account of the Anglo-Zulu war.


70        Leipoldt, C. Louis. DIE AFRIKAANSE KIND IN SIEKTE EN GESONDHEID: 'n boek vir ouers en opvoeders. Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1920.

            196 p.: ill., ports. (1 as frontis.). Paper covered boards, unevenly faded. Spotting on endpapers.                                                                                                                         225

Written by Leipoldt in his capacity as Medical Inspector of Schools. He felt it necessary to write the book in order to combat the ignorance he frequently encountered with regard to the medical treatment of children, and lack of knowledge with regard to their normal development and behaviour.


71        Leipoldt, C. Louis. KAMPSTORIES.  Pretoria: Van Schaik, 1924.

            126 p. (Van Schaik se aanvullings leesboeke). Pict. cloth, browned on spine. Spotting on page edges.                                                                                                            135


72        Logie, Bartle. TRAVELLER'S JOY: a journey into the eastern Karoo. Hunter's Retreat: Bluecliff, 1999.

            211 p.: ill., ports. Paperback. Signed by Logie on title page.                100

Logie follows the first railway line north from the shores of Algoa Bay to the historical towns of the eastern Karoo: Uitenhage, Jansenville, Aberdeen, Klipplaat, Graaff-Reinet and onwards, relating stories of the area and its inhabitants, as well as describing the physical environment.


73        Lubbe, Willem P. THE STORY OF THE VELSKOEN.  Grahamstown: Leather Industries Research Institute, 1971.

            59 p.: ill. Pict. stiff paper wraps, with some slight scarring. Signed inscription from Lubbe on title page.                                                                                                              100

The "velskoen" (skin shoe), sometimes called "veldskoen" ( bush shoe), has been worn in South Africa from the time of the early settlers to the present day. It is most closely associated with the Voortrekkers and present day farmers, and is designed for protection and comfort in rough terrain.


74        Macmillan, William Miller. BANTU, BOER AND BRITAIN: the making of the South African native problem. Revised & enlarged ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963.

            xviii, 382 p.: maps. Cloth, faded on lower edge, d.w. price clipped. Spotting on page edges.                                                                                                                         175


75        Malan, Marais. THE QUEST OF HEALTH: the South African Institute for Medical Research, 1912-1973. Johannesburg: Lowry, 1988.

            xiii, 525 p. : ports. Full brown leather, with raised bands, a.e.g.          100


76        Mandela, Zindzi & Magubane, Peter. BLACK AS I AM; poems by Zindzi Mandela; photographs by Peter Magubane; foreword by Andrew Young. Los Angeles: Guild of Tutor's Press, 1978.

            120 p.: ill., ports. 4to. Paperback, slightly faded along spine & top edge. Small chip to top of spine.                                                                                                                         300

These poems, reflecting life in Soweto, were written by the then sixteen year old daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela. This work is also notable for being the first published collection of Magubane photographs.


77        Marais, Eugene N. THE ROAD TO WATERBERG AND OTHER ESSAYS.  Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1972.

            175 p. Paper covered boards, d.w.                                                            165

Marais ranges over a number of topics, but focuses on the environment of the Waterberg region where he spent much time observing animals and insects.


78        Martin, Ralph G. LADY RANDOLPH CHURCHILL: a biography, 1854-1895. London: The Literary Guild, 1970.

            x, 335 p.: ports. Cloth, worn on lower edge, d.w. frayed on edges.     100

Winston Churchill's mother, a highly intelligent woman, wielded great political power through her connections.


79        Meintjes, Johannes. SANDILE: the fall of the Xhosa nation. Cape Town: T.V. Bulpin, 1971.

            312 p.: ill. (1 col.), ports. 4to. Pict. paper covered boards, lower corner bumped.     350

"[Sandile's] life-span covers the glory of Xhosa nationhood, the more important wars with the British colonial Government, the national suicide of the Xhosas and the tragedy of his personal story." Preface. The artists Frederick l'Ons and Thomas Baines painted his portrait, so there is a reliable record of his appearance.


80        Mervis, Joel. THE FOURTH ESTATE: a newspaper story. Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 1989.

            xi, 571 p.: ill., ports. Paper covered boards, d.w. slightly rubbed.         150

"South African history seen through the prism of a major newspaper group." Flyleaf. Mervis worked at THE RAND DAILY MAIL and THE SUNDAY TIMES.


81        Meyer, John. RECENT PAINTINGS: 12 November - 3 December 1991. Johannesburg: The Everard Read Gallery, [1991].

            [34] p : col. ill., ports, (1 as frontis.). 4to. Paperback.                               150

Includes paintings of views near Nieu Bethsda, the Helderberg, the Camdeboo, and in Italy, as well as portraits.


82        Mickleburgh, Val. TOTAL IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1954-1988.  Johannesburg: Total South Africa, 1989.

            191 p.: ill., ports. 4to. Skivertex, d.w.                                                         135

Total, a subsidary of Compagnie Francaise des Petroles, was established in South Africa in December 1954; and rapidly gained market share. Companies such as Rembrandt, Volkskas and Bonuskor always held large numbers of its shares.


83        Nash, M.D. THE SETTLER HANDBOOK: a new list of the 1820 settlers. Cape Town: Chameleon Press, 1987.

            152 p.: ill. (chiefly ports.), map. Pict. paper covered boards, d.w. with small tear to top of spine.                                                                                                                         350

The most complete record of the actual Settlers, this carefully researched work dispels many of the myths which surrounded the 1820 Settlers' arrival in South Africa.


84        Newton-King, Susan & Malherbe, V.C. THE KHOIKHOI REBELLION IN THE EASTERN CAPE, 1799-1803.  2nd ed. Cape Town: UCT Centre for African Studies, 1984.

            iii, 137 p.: ports., map. (Centre for African Studies. Communications; no. 5/81). Paperback.                                                                                                                         150


85        Nienaber, G.S. HOTTENTOTS.  Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik, 1963.

            x, 539 p. Pict. cloth, with small chip to lower edge of spine. Bookplate on front endpaper. Text in Afrikaans.                                                                                                      500


86        Niven, Cecily [comp.]. JOCK AND FITZ: in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the first publication of JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD. Johannesburg: Longmans Southern Africa, 1968.

            82 p.: ill., col. port. as frontis., map. Paper covered boards, d.w. torn.           



87        O'Meara, Dan. VOLKSKAPITALISME: class, capital and ideology in the development of Afrikaner nationalism, 1834-1948. Johannesburg: Ravan Press, 1983.

            xvi, 281 p. Paperback.                                                                                 100

Quotes J.C. Smuts: "It is ordained that we [Afrikaners]… should be amongst the first people to begin the struggle against the new world order tyranny of Capitalism".


88        Opperman, D.J. [ed.]. GEES VAN DIE WINGERD: Republiek van Suid-Afrika. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1968.

            360 p.: ill. (some col.)., ports., maps. 4to. Cloth, d.w.                             75

Published in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the KWV (South Africa's most exclusive wine co-operative). The book traces the history of the vine.


89        Phillips, Mary. VALLEY OF THE VIRGIN WARRIOR.  Durban: Knox, [1979].

            254 p.: ill. (some col.), ports., col. map on endpapers. 4to. Brown simulated suede, d.w. Inscription on verso of title page.                                                                                  125

An illustrated history of the Nkwaleni Valley in KwaZulu-Natal. which is between Empangeni and Melmouth. Shaka's military kraal, KwaBulawayo, overlooked the valley.


90        Potgieter, De Wet. CONTRABAND: South Africa and the international trade in ivory and rhino horn. Cape Town: Quellerie, 1995.

            195 p. ill., ports., map. Paper covered boards, d.w.                                200

An investigative journalist, Potgieter followed the trail of elements within South African armed & security forces who were a major factor in depleting the numbers of rhino and elephant: either by direct involvement in poaching, or by allowing conduits of contraband to double as intelligence routes.


91        Schapera, I. [ed.]. THE BANTU SPEAKING TRIBES OF SOUTH AFRICA: an ethnographical survey. Cape Town: Maskew Miller, 1937.

            xv, 453 p.: ill., ports. (1 as frontis.), tables. Cloth. Spotting on page edges.


Contributors include the foremost authorities in their fields: Dart, Doke, Hoenle, Monica Hunter, Krige & Von Warmelo, amongst others.


92        Scholtz, Merwe & Breytenbach, Cloete. WYNLAND: padlangs deur die wynroete; [edited by] Merwe Scholtz; [photographs] by Cloete Breytenbach. Cape Town: Buren, 1969.

            237 p.: ill. (some col.), map. 4to. Cloth, d.w.                                            60


93        Shaw, Barnabas. MEMORIALS OF SOUTH AFRICA.  Cape Town: C. Struik, 1970.

            289 p.: ill., port. as frontis. (Africana collectanea; vol. 34). Skivertex, d.w. No. 675 of an edition limited to 1000 copies.                                                                                125

Reverend Barnabas Shaw wrote his memoirs as a record of his work and experiences during 22 years in South Africa as one of the early missionaries of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society. He worked mainly among the Namaquas in the arid north-western regions, and travelled to South West Africa.


94        Shaw, C. Scott. LOOKING BACK WITH LAUGHTER: the saga of a South African student, soldier and skypilot in Korea. Pietermaritzburg: Shuter and Shooter, 1973.

            84 p.: ill., ports., map. Pict. paper covered boards. Signed by Shaw on title page.  150

Shaw was part of South Africa's No. 2 Squadron, which served in Korea.


95        Shell South Africa. SHELL IN INDUSTRY. Special issue, July / September, no. 39: South West Africa.  Cape Town: Shell Company, 1961.

            36 p.: ill., maps. Large 4to. Stiff pict. paper wraps. Spotting on cover.           


Shows all the aspects of Shell's involvement in the country.


96        Skotnes, Cecil. THE ASSASINATION OF SHAKA: by Mhlangane Dingane and Mbopa on 22 September 1828 at Dukuza, by which act the Zulu nation first lost its empire: 43 woodcuts by Cecil Skotnes; text by Stephen Gray. Johannesburg: McGraw-Hill, 1974.

            [1 vol.] no pagination: col. ill., ports. 4to. Pict. paper covered boards, d.w.  With tear to lower spine. Slight spotting to preliminary pages Dated inscription from Gray on title page.       500

An artist and poet combine to rework the story of Shaka, forger of the Zulu people and mighty miltary tactician, who was murdered by his half brothers.


97        Smuts, J.C. HOLISM AND EVOLUTION.  2nd ed. London: Macmillan, 1927.

            xiii, 368 p. Cloth. Slight spotting on page edges.                                   600

Smuts sets out his thoughts on a whole new concept which is part science, part philosophy. He believed that Holism was an antidote to the analytical systems prevailing in modern society. Holism is the fundamental principle at work in the evolution of matter, life and mind.


98        South African Broadcasting Corporation. TELEVISION TEST PATTERN = TELEVISIETOETSPATROON: the test pattern includes features which facilitate the testing of television receivers. Johannesburg: SABC, [1973].

            [4,4] p. (SABC Technical Information. Information sheet; no. 20). 4to. Stiff paper wraps. Stains to Afrikaans cover. English and Afrikaans texts bound top-to-tail. Col. illustration of test pattern on English cover; b&w illustration on Afrikaans cover.                              50

South Africa only joined the Television Age in 1973/4, generating great excitement and expectation. For several weeks before programmes were actually broadcast, the test pattern appeared on screens. This was to allow the owner to tune his TV set accurately, generating much discussion around braai fires!


99        Steedman, Andrew. WANDERINGS AND ADVENTURES IN THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AFRICA: illustrated with lithographic and wood engravings. London: Longman, 1835.

            2 vols. (330, 358 p.): ill., map. Calf spine with gilding, marbled paper covered boards. Foxing on page edges & preliminary pages. Minor cellotape repairs. Plates with spotting as is usual. Bears the pricing of Cornelius Struik. Also bears bookplate of Percival Bishop.    3500

An account of Steedman's travels in South Africa over a period of 10 years. He visited many parts of the Cape Colony and Kaffraria (to Griqualand West) in the course of his travels. "He was an industrious and able collector and naturalist, and the volumes contain much valuable information respecting the fauna of the country…The work gives many details respecting early travels in South Africa, with sketches of native races and their history and wars, the pioneer colonists of Natal… an interesting narrative of the wreck of the Grosvenor…" See Mendelssohn vol. 2, p. 432.


100     Storrar, Clare D. THE FOUR FACES OF FOUCADE: a biography of a remarkable forester, land surveyor, botanist and photogrammetrist. Cape Town: Maskew Miller Longman, 1990.

            198 p.: ill. (some col.), ports., maps. Cloth, d.w.                                      275

Foucard, a Frenchman, settled in South Africa in the early 1880s. He achieved distinctions in four areas, but a major achievment was the discovery of the theory that is today applied for aerial surveying.


101     Storrar, Patricia & Komnick, Gunther. A COLOSSUS OF ROADS: Thomas Bains. 2nd impression. Cape Town: Murray and Roberts, 1987.

            108 p.: ill. (chiefly col., ports., maps (1 on endpapers). Oblong 8vo. Paper covered boards, d.w.                                                                                                                         350

Describes the roads and mountain passes built by Thomas Bain and his father, Andrew Geddes Bain.


102     Strahl, O. von. SEVEN YEARS AS A NAZI CONSUL.  2nd revised & enlarged ed. Port Elizabeth: Unie-Volkspers, 1944.

            219 p. Paper wraps, with tears and fraying along edges.                     200

Von Strahl served as the German Consul in Durban, but resigned from his post when it was indicated that he had to join the Nazi Party. He stayed in South Africa during the war. He describes encounters with Hitler, Goering's wedding, and various experiences in Berlin. He examines the public service under the Nazi regime, and describes what he had seen happening to Jewish people in the Reich before he left Germany in 1939: "…the persecution and attempted extermination of the Jewish race perpetrated by the Nazis to an ever increasing extent, were acts completely at variance with the fundamental principles of Christianity…" p. 176. In his foreword, the Honourable H.G. Lawrence (then Minister of the Interior and Health) says: "...attempts by the departing Gestapo to drag him back to a Concentration Camp did not succeed, and Baron von Strahl has remained in this country where he has rendered it many valuable services in combating Fifth Column activities."


103     Sutherland, Neil; Kench, John & Viljoen, Jan. SOUTH AFRICA: an aerial close up; [with text by John Kench]. Johannesburg: C.N.A., 1986.

            1 vol. (no pagination): chiefly col. ill. Oblong 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w., lower edge creased. Signature on front endpaper, and some small indentations.             


Already an interesting historical document as so many scenes have changed in the intervening years. Sutherland & his pilot (Jan Viljoen), covered 23 000 km in 123 flying hours in a Cessna 177 Cardinal over a period of 34 days during November and December (considered the best months weatherwise for a project of this nature) and together achieved spectacular views of South Africa from the air.


104     Theal, George McCall. HISTORY AND ETHNOGRAPHY OF AFRICA SOUTH OF THE ZAMBESI: from the settlement of the Portuguese at Sofala in September 1505 to the conquest of the Cape Colony by the British in September 1795. 2nd ed. London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1910.

            3 vols. (xxii, 501; xix, 523; xiii, 499 p.): folding maps. Embossed cloth with gilding, some staining and wear on corners. T.e.g. Page edges browned. Contents: Vol. 1. THE PORTUGUESE IN SOUTH AFRICA FROM 1505 TO 1700. Vol. 2. FOUNDATION OF THE CAPE COLONY BY THE DUTCH. Vol. 3. THE CAPE COLONY TO 1795, THE KORANAS, BANTU AND PORTUGUESE IN SOUTH AFRICA TO 1800.                                                                         375

Comprises Series I of THE HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA. See Mendelssohn, vol. 2, p. 487-488.


105     Theal, George McCall. HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA SINCE SEPTEMBER 1795.  London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1908 (vol. 1-4). 2nd ed. London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1910 (vol. 5).

            5 vols. (xviii, 503; xiii, 504; xiv, 505; xvi, 504; xv, 498 p.): charts, folding maps. Embossed cloth with gilding, some staining and wear on corners. T.e.g. Small tear on front of vol. 5. Page edges browned. Contents: Vol. 1. THE CAPE COLONY FROM 1795-1828; THE ZULU WARS OF DEVASTATION; and THE FORMATION OF NEW BANTU COMMUNITIES. Vol. 2. THE CAPE COLONY FROM 1828 TO 1846; NATAL FROM 1824 TO 1845; and PROCEEDINGS OF THE EMIGRANT FARMERS FROM 1836 TO 1847. Vol. 3. THE CAPE COLONY FROM 1846 TO 1860; NATAL FROM 1845 TO 1857; BRITISH KAFFRARIA FROM 1847 TO 1860; and THE ORANGE RIVER SOVEREIGNTY AND THE TRANSVAAL REPUBLIC FROM 1847 TO 1854. Vol. 4. THE ORANGE FREE STATE; THE SOUTH AFRICAN REPUBLIC,  ZULULAND, BASUTOLAND, BETSHUANALAND AND MATABELELAND FROM 1854 TO 1872. Vol. 5. THE CAPE COLONY AND NATAL TO 1872; GRIQUALAND WEST TO 1880; GREAT NAMAQUALAND, DAMARALAND, TRANSKEI, TEMBULAND AND GRIQUALAND EAST TO 1885; PONDOLAND AND THE PORTUGUESE TERRITORY TO 1894.                                625

Comprises Series II of THE HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA. See Mendelssohn, vol. 2, p. 487-488.


106     Trollope, Anthony. SOUTH AFRICA: with an introduction and notes by J.H. Davidson. Facsimile reprint. Cape Town: A.A. Balkema, 1973.

            504 p.: frontis. (South African biographical and historical studies). Skivertex spine & paper covered boards, d.w. Reprint of the 1878 edition.                                  225



            110 p. 4to. Stapled document, Paper wraps with label on front cover. "In these documents the information from the Official Journal of the United Nations is based on the text of the Journal in unrevised form. At the time of printing the final corrected version had not been published." Cover.                                                                                                                        375


108     Van der Merwe, P.J. PIONIERS VAN DIE DORSLAND.  3rd impression. Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1947.

            183 p.: ill., ports., maps. Cloth.                                                                   225


109     Van der Post, Laurens. JOURNEY INTO RUSSIA.  London: Hogarth Press, 1964.

            307 p.: col. folding map on rear endpaper. Cloth, d.w. stained on spine & slightly spotted, as are page edges & preliminary pages as usual. Signed inscription from Van der Post on title page, and as is often seen, he has drawn a line through his printed name.      300

An account of a journey undertaken, without political bias, into the heart of Russia and her people.


110     Van der Post, Laurens. THE LOST WORLD OF THE KALAHARI, with THE GREAT AND THE LITTLE MEMORY; a new epilogue by Laurens van der Post; photographs by David Coulson; with captions by the author. Illustrated ed. London: Chatto & Windus, 1988.

            261 p.: col. ill., ports., map. 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w.                400


111     Van der Stel, Simon. SIMON VAN DER STEL'S JOURNEY TO NAMAQUALAND IN 1685; with a revised introduction by Gilbert Waterhouse; transcript of the original text by G.C. de Wet; English translation by R.H. Pheiffer. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1979.

            431 p.: col. ill. 4to. Cloth, d.w. Inscriptions on front free endpaper. No. 212 of an edition limited to 750 copies. Pages 25-285 consist of facsimile reproductions of the original journal, together with 71 drawings (attributed to Heinrich Claudius) accompanying the manuscript. The remainder of the volume consists of the new transcription and an English translation of the journal.  1500


112     Van Eck, Jan. EYEWITNESS TO "UNREST".  Emmerentia: Taurus, 1989.

            81 p. Paperback.                                                                                          150

Van Eck was an opposition politician in the 1980s and provides a rare written insight into the problems and pressures faced by those who opposed apartheid, yet also wished to facilitate negotiations. Van Eck now attempts to resolve conflicts across Africa.


113     Viney, Graham. COLONIAL HOUSES OF SOUTH AFRICA; with photographs by Alain Proust. 1st ed. Cape Town: Struik Winchester, 1987.

            288 p.: ill. (chiefly col.), ports. 4to. Cloth, d.w. with slip case (pict. paper covered boards). Ownership stamp on half title page.                                                         750

This title has been through a number of print runs. It is superbly illustrated and is more than just an account of the houses selected, but an embodiment of an era of South African history. Only the first edtion was issued with a slip case.


114     Vorster, B.J. SELECT SPEECHES; edited by O. Geyser. Bloemfontein: University of the Free State, 1977.

            363 p.: port. as frontis. Paper covered boards, d.w.                                275

Rarely seen English edition of various speeches from 1962-1976.


115     Walker, Eric Anderson. THE GREAT TREK.  2nd ed. Cape Town: T. Maskew Miller, 1938.

            xii, 388 p.: frontis., maps (2 folding). Cloth, front hinge loose. Stamps above text on two pages.                                                                                                                         125

The best known account of the Trek.


116     Walton, James. HOMESTEADS AND VILLAGES OF SOUTH AFRICA.  Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik, 1952.

            xii, 111 p., [30] p. of plates: ill., plans. 4to. Cloth, d.w.                            600

Walton traces the development of folk building throughout South Africa. "He has followed the opening up of the country and describes the homesteads which characterise each region. Ornate gabled houses, fortified frontier homesteads, hardbieshuise and even the kakabeenwa… The interior of the house…also provides a rich store of surviving folk culture. " Flyleaf.


117     Walton, James. WINDPUMPS IN SOUTH AFRICA: wherever you go, you see them: whenever you see them, they go; with the collaboration of Andre Pretorius. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1998.

            77 p.: ill., frontis. Oblong 8vo. Paperback.                                               150

Walton felt that the development of the very arid interior of South Africa had been greatly facilitated by the use of the windpump.


118     Weinberg, Paul & Biesele, Megan. SHAKEN ROOTS: the Bushmen of Namibia; text by Megan Biesele; photographs by Paul Weinberg. Johannesburg: EDA Publications, 1990.

            19 p. of text, [70] p. of ill. (chiefly ports.), maps. Paperback.                 150


Recent publications relating to South Africa



119     Barnard, Deidre. FAT, FAME AND LIFE WITH FATHER.  Cape Town: Double Storey, 2003.

            243 p.: ports. Paperback.                                                                            150

Biography of Chris Barnard's eldest daughter, Deidre.


120     Beckett, Denis. REDEEMING FEATURES.  London: Penguin, 2004.

            221 p. Paperback.                                                                                        100

Beckett is a well known South African journalist. He looks at the new South Africa through realistic eyes, reflecting the good as well as the bad.


121     Chidester, David [et al., eds]. WHAT HOLDS US TOGETHER: social cohesion in South Africa; edited by David Chidester, Philip Dexter & Wilmot James. Cape Town: HSRC Press, 2003.

            x, 356 p. Paperback.                                                                                    160


122     Clemence, Bruce & MacGregor, Karin. KAROO CHARACTERS: portraits in a South African town. Hanover: Coffee & Books, 2003.

            101 p.: ports. Skivertex, d.w.                                                                       160

A compilation of pen sketches of some of the inhabitants of Hanover, from the General Dealer, the Glass Cutter, The Teacher, the Undertakers, etc to the Humanitarian and the Mathematician.


123     Gleijeses, Piero. CONFLICTING MISSIONS: Havana, Washington, Pretoria. Johannesburg: Galago, 2003.

            490 p.: ports., maps. Hardcover, d.w.                                                        275

An account of Cuban policy in Africa, and its clashes with U.S. policy and the South African Defence Force in Angola in the 1980s and 90s.


124     Illsley, John William. IN SOUTHERN SKIES: a pictorial history of early aviation in Southern Africa, 1816-1940. Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2003.

            ix, 362 p.: ill. (some col.), ports. Folio. Paper covered boards, d.w.     400

In the year of the centenary of the Wright Brothers' first flight, this lavishly illustrated work (researched over fifteen years) records the achievements and passion of the pioneers of flight in southern Africa.


125     Ingpen, Brian. UNICORN: navigating new frontiers. Cape Town: Fernwood Press, 2003.

            180 p.: ill. (chiefly col.)., ports., maps. 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w.         

            See illustration.                                                                                           300

Ingpen traces the seventy year history of Unicorn Shipping against the backdrop of rapid socio-political and economic developments in southern Africa.


126     Knighton-Fitt, Jean. BEYOND FEAR; foreword by Charles Villa-Vicencio. Cape Town: Pretext, 2003.

            xvii, 350 p.: ports. (double port. as frontis.). Paperback. Signed by Helen Kotze and Jean Knighton-Fitt.                                                                                                149

A biography of Theo (a Methodist minister) and Helen Kotze, who were fierce opponents of apartheid. Banned in the late 1970s, they went into exile. In celebration of their eightieth birthdays, Nelson Mandela paid tribute to their life of service and defence of human rights with the words: "That we are regarded as a miracle nation by so many in the wider world, is no small measure due to the outstanding contributions of persons like you." Preface. Theo died in 2003.


127     Leipoldt, C. Louis. LEIPOLDT'S FOOD AND WINE; edited by T.S. Emslie and P.L. Murray. Cape Town: Stonewall Books, 2003.

            640 p.: ill., (some col.), ports. Paperback. See illustration.                  285

Brings together Leipoldt's three culinary works: LEIPOLDT'S CAPE COOKERY; CULINARY TREASURES [POLFYNTJIES VIR DIE PROE in English translation] and THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF CAPE WINE.


128     Logan, Chris. CELEBRITY SURGEON: Christiaan Barnard: a life. Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2003.

            340 p.: (chiefly ports., some col.). Paperback with endflaps.               170

On 3 December 1967 Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first human heart transplant. He was thrust into the international limelight as a result, and became a celebrity pursued by news media who recognised his charisma and dynamic personality. Logan examines the complexities and contraditions of the surgeon who became a household name around the world.


129     Logie, Bartle. GOVERNOR'S TRAVELS: a journey along the Kouga/Tsitsikamma coast. 2nd ed. Hunter's Retreat: Bluecliff, 2003.

            164 p.: ill., ports., folding map. Paperback. Signed by Logie on title page.  


Stories of the people and events which have shaped this area. Includes shipwrecks, building of roads, railways and bridges. Alfred Milner, appointed Governor of the Cape Colony in 1897, left a record of his journey through this area.


130     Logie, Bartle. TWO FOR THE ROAD: in the wagon-tracks of De Mist and Lichtenstein; illustrations by Ann Snaddon. Hunter's Retreat: Bluecliff, [2003].

            249 p.: ill., ports., folding map. Paperback.                                              165

Logie and his wife followed the route of De Mist (Governor of the Cape in 1802) and Lichtenstein (a young doctor in De Mist's party), who spent three months travelling the area by ox-wagon.


131     Maclennan, Ben. THE WIND MAKES DUST: four centuries of travel in southern Africa. Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2003.

            377 p.: ill., ports., maps. Paperback.                                                         195

An anthology of excerpts from the writings of travellers in and around southern Africa, over a period of 400 years. "Ranging from the brutal to the comical, these tales reveal a part of our history as experienced not by administrators or rulers, but by ordinary people…" Frene Ginwala.


132     Melber, Henning [ed.]. LIMITS TO LIBERATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: the unfinished business of democratic consolidation. Cape Town: HSRC Press, 2003.

            xxiii, 231 p. Paperback.                                                                               180

Deals with Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Lesotho.


133     Morgan, Jonathan & The Babanani Women's Group. LONG LIFE: positive HIV stories. Cape Town: Double Storey, 2003.

            183 p.: col. ill., ports. 4to. Paperback.                                                        165

The personal stories of thirteen women living with HIV/AIDS, told in words, paintings and photographs. Interspersed with their stories is the struggle of health care workers and campaigners (in particular Treatment Action Campaign and Medecins Sans Frontieres), who engage in battle against the apathy of the government and the pharmaceutical industry in seeking better treatment for those with HIV/AIDS.


134     Nuttal, Michael. NUMBER TWO TO TUTU: a memoir; foreword by Desmond Tutu. Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications, 2003.

            178 p.: ports. Paperback.                                                                            90

In 1989, then Bishop of Natal, Nuttal was elected as the bishop next senior to Desmond Tutu, then Archbshop of Cape Town.


135     Olivier, Willie & Sandra. WILDERNESS JOURNEYS: offroad, Mozambique; Botswana; Namibia; Lesotho [and] South Africa. Cape Town: Struik, 2003.

            210 p.: ill., maps. Hardcover, internal ring binding.                               140


136     Parkington, John. CEDERBERG ROCK PAINTINGS: follow the San…; photographs by Neil Rusch. Clanwilliam: Living Landscapes Project, 2003.

            127 p.: ill. (chiefly col.). Oblong 8vo. Paperback with endflaps.          170

The second in a series on the archaeology of the Cederberg region.


137     Peires, J.B. THE DEAD WILL ARISE: Nongqawuse and the Great Xhosa Cattle-Killing Movement of 1856-7. [New ed.]. Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2003.

            463 p.: ill., ports., maps. Paperback.                                                         180

The story of Nongqawuse, the young Xhosa girl whose prophecy of the resurrection of the dead lured her people to death by starvation. Peires takes into account all available sources, ranging from oral traditions, private letters and secret reports. He also examines the role of her uncle, Mhlakza, and the then Governor of the Cape, Sir George Grey. Originally published in 1989, this edition includes an updated "afterword" by the author, where he responds to criticism levelled at the first edtion of this book.


138     Peires, J.B. THE HOUSE OF PHALO: a history of the Xhosa people in the days of their independence. [New ed.]. Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2003.

            314 p.:  ill., ports., genealogical tables, maps. Paperback. First published in 1981.            180


139     Pinnock, Don. AFRICAN JOURNEYS.  Cape Town: Double Storey, in association with GETAWAY magazine, 2003.

            224 p.: col. ill., ports., maps. Paperback. See illustration.                    165

A collection of travel essays of journeys though Africa. Pinnock has an eye for detail, a deep knowledge of the continent's history, and an admiration for the people and animals of Africa.


140     Platter, John. SOUTH AFRICAN WINES, 2004: the guide to cellars, vineyards, winemakers, restaurants and accomodation. Cape Town: John Platter, 2003.

            510 p.: col. ports., maps, advertisements. Paper covered boards, d.w.         


The definitive guide to South African wines and wine estates. The first guide was published in 1980, and revised in 1982 as a 2nd ed. From 1983, the guide became an annual publication, with the collaboration of John's wife, Erica, and a team of wine-tasters including David Biggs.


141     Schutte, G.J. [ed.]. HENDRIK CLOETE, GROOT CONSTANTIA AND THE VOC, 1778-1799: documents from the Swellengrebel Archive = Dokumente… edited and introduced by G.J. Schutte; English translation by N.O. van Gylswyk and D. Sleigh. Cape Town: Van Riebeeck Society, 2003.

            336 p.: ill., ports., col. frontis. (laid down). (Van Riebeeck Society publications. Second series; 34). Cloth, d.w. Parallel text in Dutch and English.                                       120


142     Slotegraaf, Auke [ed.]. SKY GUIDE AFRICA SOUTH 2004: astronomical handbook for Southern Africa. Cape Town: Astronomical Society of SA, 2003.

            101 p.: ill., celestial maps. Paperback.                                                     40


143     Smith, Charlene. MANDELA: in celebration of a great life; foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 2nd ed. Cape Town: Struik, 2003.

            184 p.: ill., (chiefly col., chiefly ports.). 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w.        


Updated to include the celebration of Mr Mandela's eighty-fifth birthday on 18 July 2003.


144     Snyman, Lannice. COOKING WITH CANNED PILCHARDS.  Cape Town: Lannice Snyman, 2003.

            64 p.: col. ill. Paperback.                                                                             70


145     Stevenson, Michael & Rosholt, Annabel. MOVING IN TIME AND SPACE: shifts between abstraction and representation in post-war South African art. Cape Town: Michael Stevenson Contemporary, 2003.

            103 p.: col. ill. 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w.                                       350

The collection is housed in the Dimension Data office complex in Johannesburg.


146     Stidy [pseud. of Anthony Stidolph]. OVER THE RAINBOW: the first ten years of South Africa's democracy in cartoons; edited by Karen McGregor. Pietermaritzburg: The Witness, 2003.

            148 p.: all cartoons. Oblong 8vo. Paperback with endflaps.                150


147     Taylor, Stephen. THE CALIBAN SHORE: the fate of The Grosvenor castaways. London: Faber & Faber, 2004.

            xvi, 297 p.: ill. (some col.), ports., maps. Cloth, d.w.                               150

The story of the eighteenth-century Indiaman, The Grosvenor, shipwrecked off the Wild Coast of Southern Africa. The majority of her crew and passengers survived the wreck and safely reached the shore. However, they were hundreds of miles from the Cape settlements, and Taylor has pieced together the fates of the castaways; sifting reality from myth. The result is a gripping narrative of the voyage, and the story of those who left and those who stayed on the Caliban coast. See also nos. 99 and 152.


148     Walker, Liz [et al.]. WAITING TO HAPPEN: HIV/AIDS in South Africa: the bigger picture [by] Liz Walker, Graeme Reid [and] Morna Cornell. Cape Town: Double Storey, 2004.

            143 p.: ill. (some col.), ports. Paperback.                                                  150

Examines social, cultural and historical aspects of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, through text and photographs.


149     Walsh, Bruce. VICTOR OVER VICTIM: the Bruce Walsh story; as told to Sybrand Mostert. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 2003.

            168 p.: ports. Paperback.                                                                            100

Bruce Walsh lost both his legs in the Planet Hollywood bombing in Cape Town in August 1998. This is an account of his reclamation of his life in defiance of the bombers.


150     Witz, Leslie. APARTHEID'S FESTIVAL: contesting South Africa's national pasts. Cape Town: David Philip, 2003.

            xii, 324 p.: ill., plans. Paperback.                                                               220

Highlights the conflicts and debates surrounding the 1952 celebration of the 300th anniversary of the landing of Jan van Riebeeck and the founding of Cape Town.






151     Brink, Carel Frederik & Rhenius, Johannes Tobias. THE JOURNALS OF BRINK AND RHENIUS: being the journal of C.F. Brink of the journey into Great Namaqualand (1761-2) made by Capt. Hendrik Hop; and the journal of Ensign J.T.Rhenius; [edited with notes] by E.E. Mossop. Cape Town: The Van Riebeeck Society, 1947.

            xiv, 160 p.: frontis., genealogical table, folding maps. (Van Riebeeck Society publications. First series; 28). Pict. cloth.                                                                                 300


152     Kirby, Percival R. [comp. & ed.]. A SOURCE BOOK ON THE WRECK OF THE GROSVENOR EAST INDIAMAN; compiled and edited, with an introduction, notes and map by Percival R. Kirby. Cape Town: The Van Riebeeck Society, 1953.

            228 p.: ill., folding map. (Van Riebeeck Society publications. First series; 34) Pict. cloth. Endpapers discoloured.                                                                              100

Interesting to read in conjunction with Stephen Taylor's THE CALIBAN SHORE, which deals with the fate of The Grosvenor’s castaways [see no.147].


153     Kirby, Percival R. [comp. & ed.]. ANDREW SMITH AND NATAL: documents relating to the early history of that province; selected, edited and annotated by Percival R. Kirby. Cape Town: The Van Riebeeck Society, 1955.

            253 p.: frontis., maps (1 folding). (Van Riebeeck Society publications. First series; 36). Pict. cloth.                                                                                                                         50

Andrew Smith (1797-1872), military doctor, explorer and traveller, was the author of the monumental ILLUSTRATION OF THE ZOOLOGY OF SOUTH AFRICA…


154     Kotze, D.J. [ed.]. LETTERS OF THE AMERICAN MISSIONARIES, 1835-1838.  Cape Town: The Van Riebeeck Society, 1950.

            294 p.: ill., ports. (1 as frontis.). (Van Riebeeck Society publications. First series; 31). Pict. cloth, some stains on fore-edge.                                                                          50


155     McKiernan, Gerald. THE NARRATIVE AND JOURNAL OF GERALD MCKIERNAN IN SOUTH WEST AFRICA, 1874-1879; edited with introduction, notes and map by P. Serton. Cape Town: Van Riebeeck Society, 1954.

            193 p.: port. as frontis., folding map. (Van Riebeeck Society publications. First series; vol.35). Pict. cloth.                                                                                                               50






156     Burman, Jose & Levin, Stephen. THE SALDANHA BAY STORY.  Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1974.

            165 p.: ill. (some col.)., port. as frontis., maps (1 on endpapers). Paper covered boards, d.w.                                                                                                                         200


157     Burman, Jose. SAFE TO THE SEA.  Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1962.

            167 p.: ill. (folding map in pocket on rear endpaper). Pict. paper covered boards, d.w.      210

Burman traces the courses of rivers of the Cape Peninsula from an historical and a geographical perspective.


158     Burman, Jose. THE GARDEN ROUTE.  Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1964.

            112 p.: maps (1 col. folding, 1 on endpapers) Paperback.                   50


159     Burman, Jose. A PEAK TO CLIMB: the story of South African mountaineering; under the auspices of the Mountain Club of South Africa. De luxe ed. Cape Town: Struik, 1966.

            176 p.: ill., ports., col. frontis., maps (1 folding). Half dark brown leather. No. 21 of an edition limited to 1200 copies, of which 75 have de luxe bindings.               



160     Burman, Jose. GREAT SHIPWRECKS OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.  Cape Town: C. Struik, 1967.

            vii, 155 p.: ill., col. frontis., maps (1 on endpapers). Cloth, d.w. frayed and with repairs.    300


161     Burman, Jose. STRANGE SHIPWRECKS OF THE SOUTHERN SEAS.  Cape Town: Struik, 1968.

            186 p.: ill., maps (1 on endpapers). Cloth, scarred, d.w. frayed. Short inscription on front free endpaper.                                                                                                      300


162     Burman, Jose. THE CAPE OF GOOD INTENT.  Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1969.

            164 p.: ill., maps. Paper covered boards, d.w. Foxing on page edges.         



163     Burman, Jose. WATERS OF THE WESTERN CAPE.  Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1970.

            176 p.: ill. (some col.), col. frontis., maps (1 on endpapers). Paper covered boards, d.w. A crisp copy.                                                                                                               300


164     Burman, Jose. DISASTER STRUCK SOUTH AFRICA.  Cape Town: C. Struik, 1971.

            203 p.: ill., frontis. Cloth, d.w.                                                                     75

Describes disasters that have struck South Africa, both natural and man-made. Includes the cattle-killing of the Xhosa which opened the way to the expansion of the Cape Colony; the great forest fire of 1869, which cleared the way for the completion of the coastal road system, (creating the Garden Route); the Great 'Flu epidemic of 1918; and the Rindepest scourge. Burman describes how South Africans rose to the challenge in the face of disaster.


165     Burman, Jose. 1652 AND SO FORTH; illustrated by Jackson. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1973.

            234 p.: ill. Pict. paper covered boards, d.w.                                              100


166     Burman, Jose. THE BAY OF STORMS: [the story of the development of] Table Bay, 1503-1860. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1976.

            151 p.: ill. (some col.), ports., plans, maps. Paper covered boards, d.w. slightly frayed. Signed by Burman on the title page.                                                                           225


167     Burman, Jose. TRAILS AND WALKS IN THE SOUTHERN CAPE; photographs by John Oakes; maps by Ralph Taylor. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1980.

            136 p.: col. ill., maps (1 on endpapers). Paper covered boards, d.w. frayed on edges.       85


168     Burman, Jose. THE LITTLE KAROO.  Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1981.

            155 p.: col. ill., map on endpapers. Paper covered boards, d.w.          225


169     Burman, Jose. LATEST WALKS IN THE CAPE PENINSULA; with 21 maps by Ralph Taylor. 2nd revised & expanded ed. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1982.

            182 p.: col. ill., maps. Paper covered boards, d.w. frayed & rubbed on edges. Some annotations updating the walks.                                                                                     60


170     Burman, Jose. DAY WALKS IN THE SOUTH-WESTERN CAPE.  Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1984.

            114 p.: col. ill., maps. Pict. paper covered boards.                                  35


171     Burman, Jose. EARLY RAILWAYS AT THE CAPE.  Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1984.

            162 p.: ill. (some col.), maps. Pict. paper covered boards.                    200


172     Burman, Jose. REDISCOVERING THE GARDEN ROUTE.  Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1985.

            120 p.: col. ill., maps. Paperback.                                                              50


173     Burman, Jose. CAPE TRAILS AND WILDERNESS AREAS.  Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1987.

            135 p.: col. ill., maps. Pict. paper covered boards.                                  70


174     Burman, Jose. SHIPWRECK!: courage and endurance in the Southern Seas. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1986.

            140 p.: ill., map. Pict. paper covered boards.                                           100


175     Burman, Jose. TOWARDS THE FAR HORIZON: the story of the ox-wagon in South Africa. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1988.

            168 p.: ill. (some col.), maps (1 on endpapers). Pict. paper covered boards.            135


176     Burman, Jose. THE TABLE MOUNTAIN BOOK; with Douglas Hey. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1991.

            192 p.: maps, ill. (some col.). Pict. paper wraps.                                     125


177     Burman, Jose. THE UNOFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CAPE.  Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1992.

            160 p.: ill. (some col.), maps. Pict. paper covered boards.                    95


178     Burman, Jose. TO HORSE AND AWAY: [the horse in South African history]. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1993.

            164 p.: ill. (some col.). Pict. paper covered boards.                                125





Starting in 1937, the Archives Year Books contain a selection of MA and PhD theses submitted to universities in the Republic. They were chosen for publication by the South African Archives Commission.



179     Beyers, C.J. & Gericke, F.W. DIE INDIERVRAAGSTUK IN NATAL, 1870-1910 by C.J. Beyers; and DIE ONTWIKKELING VAN POS- EN TELEGRAAFWESE IN DIE ORANJE-VRYSTAAT, 1854-1886 by F.W. Gericke. Pretoria: Government Printer, 1976.

            xii, 402 p. (Archives year book 1971; vol. 2). 4to. Cloth.                        50


180     Botha, H.C. & Naidoo, B. DIE ROL VAN CHRISTOFFEL J. BRAND IN SUID-AFRIKA, 1820-1854 by H.C. Botha; and DAVID DALE BUCHANAN AS EDITOR OF THE NATAL WITNESS, 1846-1856 by Balasundram Naidoo. Pretoria: Government Printer, 1982.

            xiii, 248 p.: ill., ports. (Archives year book 1977). 4to. Cloth.                 50


181     Brownell, F.G. & Wales, J.M. BRITISH IMMIGRATION TO SOUTH AFRICA, 1946-1970 by F.G. Brownell; and THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ORANGE FREE STATE AND THE ROLONG OF THABA 'NCHU DURING THE PRESIDENCY OF J.H. BRAND, 1864-1888 by J.M. Wales. Pretoria: Government Printer, 1985.

            xii, 323 p. (Archives year book 1985; vol. 1). 4to. Cloth.                        75


182     Eloff, C.C. & Diehl, H.H. DIE VERHOUDING TUSSEN DIE ORANJE-VRYSTAAT EN BASOETOLAND, 1878-1884 by C.C. Eloff; and CARL HUGO HAHN IN SUIDWES-AFRIKA, 1842-1872 by H.H. Diehl. Pretoria: Government Printer, 1984.

            xi, 264 p.: port., maps. (Archives year book 1980; vol. 2). 4to. Cloth. 50


183     George, Marian & Van Breda, P. JOHN BARDWELL EBDEN: his business and political career at the Cape, 1806-1849 by Marian George; and DE BOEREN BESCHERMINGSVEREENIGING by P. van Breda.  Pretoria: Government Printer, 1987.

            xii, 283 p.: ill., ports. (1 as frontis.), map. (Archives year book 1986; vol. 1). 4to. Cloth.       50


184     Kapp, P.H. DR JOHN PHILIP: die grondlegger van liberalisme in Suid-Afrika. Pretoria: Government Printer, 1985.

            xii, 319 p.: port. as frontis. (Archives year book 1985; vol. 2) 4to. Cloth. Includes summary in English.                                                                                                         50


185     Le Roux, C.J.P. DIE VERHOUDING TUSSEN BLANK EN NIE-BLANK IN DIE ORANJERIVIERKOLONIE, 1900-1910.  Pretoria: Government Printer, 1986.

            ix, 225 p.: map. (Archives year book 1987; vol. 1). 4to. Cloth.              50


186     Nothling, F.J. DIE VESTIGING VAN GEKLEURDES IN EN OM PRETORIA, 1900-1914.  Pretoria: Government Printer, 1984.

            xiii, 223 p.: folding map. (Archives year book 1982; vol. 1). 4to. Cloth.



187     Pretorius, J.G. THE BRITISH HUMANITARIANS AND THE CAPE EASTERN FRONTIER, 1834-1836.  Pretoria: Government Printer, 1988.

            xviii, 375 p.: folding map. (Archives year book 1988; vol. 1). 4to. Cloth.



188     Stals, E.L.P. DUITS-SUIDWES-AFRIKA NA DIE GROOT OPSTANDE: 'n studie in die verhouding tussen owerheid en inboorlinge. Pretoria: Government Printer, 1984.

            viii, 163 p. (Archives year book 1983; vol. 2). 4to. Cloth.                       100


189     Van der Merwe, D.W. DIE BERLYNSE SENDINGGENOOTSKAP EN KERKSTIGTING IN TRANSVAAL, 1904-1962.  Pretoria: Government Printer, 1987.

            xii, 179 p.: ill., ports., maps. (Archives year book 1987; vol. 2). 4to. Cloth.    



190     Van der Merwe, D.W. DIE GESKEIDENIS VAN DIE BERLYNSE SENDINGGENOOTSKAP EN KERKSTIGTING IN TRANSVAAL, 1860-1900.  Pretoria: Government Printer, 1984.

            x, 185 p. (Archives year book 1983; vol. 1). 4to. Cloth.                          50


191     Van der Merwe, P.J. DIE MATABELES EN DIE VOORTREKKERS.  Pretoria: Government Printer, 1986.

            xii, 451 p.: port. (Archives year book 1986; vol. 2). 4to. Cloth.              100


192     Van der Merwe, William. DIE VESTIGING VAN BLANKES IN ZOELOELAND VANAF 1897 TOT 1936.  Pretoria: Government Printer, 1984.

            xiv, 183 p.: maps. (Archives year book 1984; vol. 1). 4to. Cloth.          75





193     Adamson, Joy. THE PEOPLES OF KENYA; epilogue by G.W. Huntingford. London: Collins & Harvill Press, 1967.

            400 p.: ill. (some col., chiefly ports.), map on endpapers. 4to. Pict. paper covered boards, d.w. Cellotape marks on endpapers.                                                                450

Adamson spent over six years living among the various peoples of Kenya, making a comprehensive record of their costumes and customs through paintings, photographs and the written word. Most of her paintings now hang in the National Museum, Nairobi.


194     Augustinus, Paul. BOTSWANA: a brush with the wild; foreword by Ian Player. 2nd impression. Johannesburg: Acorn Books, 1989.

            203 p.: ill. (chiefly col.), maps. Oblong 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w.       


Augustinus lived in the wilderness of Botswana as an artist and traveller. From the Makgadikgadi salt pans, he travels northwards to Maun, on the edge of the Okavango. He also includes details of previous travellers in the region: David Livingstone, James Chapman, Thomas Baines, F.C. Selous, and Helmore & Price. The book is illustrated with Augustinus's paintings and photographs, as well as early engravings and detailed maps.


195     Badcock, Peter. IMAGES OF WAR.  Durban: Graham Publishing, 1981.

            112 p.: ill., ports. 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w.                                   350

Includes a section of notes on each drawing and accompanying poem (32 in total); and a section of illustrations and notes on WEAPONS OF WAR.


196     Badcock, Peter. FACES OF WAR; poetry by Peter Badcock and Chas Lotter. SA ed. Johannesburg: Sygma, 1980.

            40 p.of text, [40] p. of ill.: ports. 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w. price clipped. Signature on front free endpaper.  See illustration.                                                               550

Spans the years 1972-1980. Sketches of the security forces of Zimbabwe / Rhodesia by the author of SHADOWS OF WAR.


197     Bullock, Charles. THE MASHONA: the indigenous natives of S. Rhodesia. Cape Town: Juta, [1927].

            vi, 400 p.: tables. Cloth, faded on spine and with some staining. Name on front free endpaper.                                                                                                                         850

Bullock was Native Commissioner and Examiner in Native Customs and Administration, Southern Rhodesia. He provides a scholarly anthropological study which includes a general survey and detailed description of customs; and the inter-relationship between "native" and "European" laws.


198     Cocks, Chris. FIREFORCE: one man's war in the Rhodesian Light Infantry. [New paperback ed]. Pretoria: Covos Day, 2001.

            306 p.: ill. (some col.), ports. Paperback. First published in 1988.      200

A classic, candid account of the war.


199     Goodall, Elizabeth [et al.]. PREHISTORIC ROCK ART OF THE FEDERATION OF RHODESIA & NYASALAND; paintings and descriptions by Elizabeth Goodall, C.K. Cooke, J. Desmond Clark; edited by Roger Summers. De luxe ed. Salisbury: National Publications Trust, 1959.

            xix, 267 p.: ill. (some col.), col. frontis., map. 4to. Quarter leather with cloth & gilding. Spotting on page edges & preliminary pages. Lower front corner bumped. No. 261 of an edition limited to 500 copies.                                                                                                            1500


200     Hodson, Arnold W. TREKKING THE GREAT THIRST: travel and sport in the Kalahari Desert; edited A.E. Nellen; with introductory note by Sir Ralph Williams; and a foreword by F.C. Selous. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1912.

            359 p.: 85 ill., port. as frontis., 4 col. folding maps. Pict. cloth with gilding, t.e.g. Some rubbing on spine. Some fraying at top & bottom of spine & corners. Spotting throughout, not interfering with text.                                                                                                                 950

"...Hodson's experiences show that the northern portions of the Bechuanaland Protectorate are still well supplied with game and well worth the attention of all those big-game hunters who have not yet secured the trophies of the gemsbok, the kudu, the roan and the sable antelope - four species which must always be reckoned amongst the very finest of all African game animals, and all four of which, not to mention the great southern eland - the largest in body of all elands - the situtunga, leechewe, puku, and many other antelopes, as well as lions and leopards, are all to be met with in this part of Africa." F.C. Selous, foreword.


201     Leakey, M.D. OLDUVAI GORGE. Vol. 3: Excavations in Beds I and II, 1960-1963; with a foreword by J.D. Clarke. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1971.

            xviii, 306 p.: ill., frontis., maps, 8 folding charts in pocket laid down on rear endpaper. Cloth, d.w. frayed along edges and with a crease. Front free endpaper discoloured where stapled note has been removed.                                                                                             700

Documents the finds of one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world.


202     Livingstone, David. A POPULAR ACCOUNT OF MISSIONARY TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA.  New ed. London: John Murray, 1875.

            ix, 436 p.: ill., folding frontis. (with tissue-guard), ports., folding map (with small tear along fold). Spotting on preliminary pages. Some pages roughly opened. Embossed dark green cloth with gilding, slightly worn on corners.                                                              350


203     Main, Michael. ZAMBEZI: journey of a river. Johannesburg: Southern Books, 1990.

            313 p.: col. ill., col. ports., maps (1 on endpapers). Paper covered boards, d.w. Inscription on title page.                                                                                                              200


204     Moorcraft, Paul L. A SHORT THOUSAND YEARS: the end of Rhodesia's rebellion. [Cape Town]: Khenty Press, 1979.

            248 p.: ill., ports., maps. Paper covered boards, d.w.                             150

Seldom seen in hardcover.


205     Pretorius, P.J. JUNGLE MAN: the autobiography of Major P.J. Pretorius; with a foreword by C.J. Smuts. 4th impression. London: George G. Harrap, 1949.

            232 p.: ill., ports., maps (1 on front endpaper). Cloth, corner worn, d.w. torn.           300

Pretorius served as a chief scout for Smut's forces in the East African campaign and was responsible for tracking down the Konigsberg once she had been forced up the Rufiji River. "The book reads like fiction. As a work of fiction it would be remarkable… but Pretorius was a man who had done too much to need to shoot a line." Flyleaf.


206     Ransford, Oliver. BULAWAYO: historic battleground of Rhodesia. De luxe ed. Cape Town: A.A. Balkema, 1968.

            x, 182 p.: ill. (some col., 1 folding), ports., maps (some col.). 4to. Quarter leather & cloth, slightly scarred along edges. Signed by Ransford on a preliminary page. No. 113 of an edition limited to 200 copies.                                                                                                    475


207     Selous, Frederick Courteney. A HUNTER'S WANDERINGS IN AFRICA: being a narrative of nine years spent amongst the game of the far interior of South Africa, containing accounts of explorations beyond the Zambesi, on the river Chobe, and in the Matabele and Mashuna countries, with full notes upon the natural history and present distribution of all the large mammalia; illustrations by J. Smit, E. Whymper and Miss A.B. Selous. 5th ed., 2nd impression. London: Macmillan, 1919.

            xix, 503 p.: ill., ports., frontis. (with tissue guard), folding map. Pict. cloth with gilding, rubbed and worn on corners. Ownership details (two) on front free endpaper.     1500

Chronicles Selous's life as a professional elephant hunter during the years 1871 to 1880. Contains detailed information of the fauna of the region, as well as plates depicting the head & horns of various antelope. In the preface Selous states that since the publication of Baldwin's book on African hunting (AFRICAN HUNTING AND ADVENTURE FROM NATAL TO THE ZAMBESI), there has been no book "...that can be considered in any way as a guide for men about to visit the interior of South Africa in search of sport."  He sets out to provide such a work. See Mendelssohn vol. 2, p. 300.


208     Selous, Frederick Courteney. TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE IN SOUTH-EAST AFRICA: being the narrative of the last eleven years spent by the author on the Zambesi and its tributaries, with an account of the colonisation of Mashunaland and the progress of the gold industry in that country. London: Rowland Ward, 1893.

            xviii, 503 p.: ill., ports., col. folding map. Recent half morocco & cloth with gilding.            3000

The first nine chapters are devoted to Selous' experiences with the Boers and native tribesmen while engaged in hunting expeditions in order to collect specimens of fauna. The latter part includes an account of the Chartered Company's expedition to Mashonaland, in which Selous played a prominent part. See Mendelssohn, vol. 2, p. 300.


209     Shell South Africa. SHELL IN INDUSTRY. Special issue, January 1957, no. 21: Kariba Gorge. Cape Town: Shell Company, 1957.

            15 p.: ill., ports., plans, map. Large 4to. Stiff pict. paper wraps.            150

The Kariba Dam was under construction in 1957. "The main contractors have entrusted the lubrication of their plant for the entire period of the contract to Shell." Rear cover.


210     Wigglesworth, Tom. PERHAPS TOMORROW.  Salisbury: Galaxie Press, [1979].

            206 p.: map. Paper covered boards, d.w. rubbed along edges. Signed by Wigglesworth on a preliminary page.                                                                                         1000

Wigglesworth was seized by Robert Mugabe's ZANLA guerillas from his farm in 1978. He was forced to accompany them across the Rhodesian border into Mozambique. During his six months’ journey he became closely acquainted with the guerillas' life in the bush. During his captivity he encounted leaders such as Mugabe and Josiah Tongogara. The book was published shortly after Mugabe's electoral victory and he concludes "What kind of national leader would Robert Mugabe become?". Very seldom seen.


211     Wood, J.R.T. THE WELENSKY PAPERS: a history of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. De luxe ed. Durban: Graham Publishing, 1983.

            1330 p.: ill., ports. (1 as frontis.), maps on endpapers. Full navy leather with raised bands on spine, full leather slip case, in pict. paper covered board box. No. 199 of an edition limited to 200 copies, signed by Welensky and Wood on a preliminary page. See illustration.   750


Recent publication relating to the North



212     Pittaway, Jonathan & Fourie, Craig [comps.]. SAS RHODESIA: Rhodesians and the Special Air Service. Musgrave: Dandy Agencies, 2003.

            319 p.: ill. (chiefly col.), ports., maps. 4to. Pict. paper covered boards.          

            See illustration.                                                                                           400

A number of contributors provide intriguing glimpses into clandestine activities, e.g. Chris Moorcraft refers to D Squadron (South African Squadron) and its activities in the Nigerian civil war, and Major Wilson who refers to the activities of the unit after 1980.






213     Campbell, Roy. SELECTED POETRY; edited by J.M. Lalley. London: The Bodley Head, 1968.

            221 p. Paper covered boards, d.w., price clipped and worn along top edge. Spotting on top edge.                                                                                                                         175


214     Krog, Antjie. DOGTER VAN JEFTA.  2nd impression. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1973.

            48 p. Pict. paper covered boards, worn on corners. Name on front free endpaper.            250

Collection of early poems by Krog, author of COUNTRY OF MY SKULL.


215     Paton, Alan. CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY: a story of comfort in desolation. London: Jonathan Cape, 1948.

            269 p. Cloth, d.w.                                                                                         R 1000 


216     Sabbagha, N.G. & Kritzinger, M.S.B. [comps]. ENGLISH PROVERBS AND EXPRESSIONS: with Afrikaans equivalents. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik, 1968.

            446 p. Paper covered boards, d.w. Ownership details on front free endpaper.        100


217     Sachs, Albie & Edgar, David. THE JAIL DIARY OF ALBIE SACHS; adapted by David Edgar. London: Rex Collings, 1978.

            79 p. Paperback.                                                                                          75

An adaptation of Sach's diary for the theatre. The play was first presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company in London in 1978, and is set in Cape Town in the 1960s. It is the story of his bid to hold out against his interrogators, who wished to obtain information about his friends and clients in the South African resistance struggle against apartheid.


218     Schreiner, Olive. TROOPER PETER HALKET OF MASHONALAND.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1897.

            264 p.: frontis. Cloth, with scarring and worn on edges. T.e.g. Pages browned around edges. Signature on front free endpaper, with top corner clipped. Includes a 24 page list of forthcoming Fisher Unwin's books for 1897, including books about Africa and Africans.           350

"A story of the occupation of Mashonaland... The execution of  some natives, as spies, has been placed as a frontispiece to the volume." Mendelssohn, vol. 2, p. 281. In the tale, Christ visits the camp fire of a trooper engaged in the expedition. The settlement of Rhodesia and the Jameson Raid are referred to with considerable animus.


219     Van Heerden, Ernst. DIE ANDER WERKLIKHEID: letterkundige beskouings. Cape Town: Nasionale Boekhandel, 1969.

            172 p. Paper covered boards, d.w. with neat repair to top edge.         50


220     Worthington, Frank. AFRICAN AESOP: containing the Little Wise One and Kalulu the hare. 3rd impression. London: Collins, 1941.

            140 p.: ill. Cloth, discoloured on spine. Binding weak but holding. Ownership details & inscription on front free endpaper.                                                                               150



Recent literary publications



221     Kowen, Dorothy & Mathew, Gillian. NYAMA AND THE ELAND; pictures by Gillian Mathew. Cape Town: Kwagga Publishers, 2003.

            [28] p.: col. ill. Oblong 8vo. Pict. paper covered boards.                        95

Children's  story of a young girl growing up in San society.


222     Smith, Alexander McCall. MORALITY FOR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS.  London: Abacus, 2003.

            246 p. Paperback.  See illustration.                                                         90

A further volume in the No.1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY series, which has gained a huge following. Smith's writing is highly amusing, understated and strongly evokes the landscapes and warm heart of Africa, Botswana in particular.





223     Batten, Auriol. FLOWERS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.  Johannesburg: Southern, 1988.

            xxxii, 401 p.: col. ill. 4to. Skivertex, d.w. No. 3108 of an edition limited to 4000 copies.      1000

Includes 100 colour plates showing each flower in life-size, superimposed on a pencilled background depicting the habitat in which it is found. Accompanied by text giving detailed information on each plant..


224     Douglas-Hamilton, Ian & Oria. AMONG THE ELEPHANTS.  London: Collins & Harvill, 1975.

            285 p.: ill. (some col.), genealogical table, maps. Paper covered boards, d.w. slightly frayed along edges. Some spotting to top of page edges. Signed by Ian Douglas-Hamilton on the half title page.                                                                                                              200

The first systematic study of the behaviour of African elephants in the wild. The Douglas-Hamiltons lived in a camp among the elephants of the Manyara National Park, Tanzania, for five years. The book "enables everyone to enjoy the intricate complexities of elephant society…" Niko Tinbergen, foreword.


225     Roux, J.P. CAPE PENINSULA FERNS: a guide to the fern species of the Cape Peninsula, with black and white drawings and identification keys of all recognised species. Kirstenbosch: National Botanic Gardens of South Africa, 1979.

            66 p.: ill. Paperback.                                                                                    75


226     Stewart, Joyce. WILD ORCHIDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA; [with] H.P. Linder, E.A. Schelpe and A.V. Hall. Johannesburg: Macmillan, 1982.

            307 p.: col. ill., col. frontis., maps on endpapers. 4to. Paper covered boards, d.w. See illustration.                                                                                                                        850


227     Van Wyk, P. TREES OF THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK.  Cape Town: Purnell, 1972-4.

            2 vols. (597 p.): ill. (chiefly col.), range maps, 2 maps (1 col.). 4to. Cloth, d.w.s. slightly creased.                                                                                                                         1250

Afrikaans edition also available @ R1000.


228     Wager, Vincent A. FROGS OF SOUTH AFRICA: their fascinating life stories; with photographs and drawings by the author. [2nd, revised ed.]. Johannesburg: Delta Books, 1986.

            183 p.: ill. (some col.). Paper covered boards, d.w.                                275


229     Walker, Clive. TWILIGHT OF THE GIANTS.  Johannesburg: Sable Publishers, [c1982].

            208 p.: ill. (some col.)., ports. Large 4to. Cloth, d.w.                               150

Recent publications on flora and fauna



230     Goodwin, Warren & Vienessa. SASOL FIRST FIELD GUIDE TO DRAGONFLIES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.  Cape Town: Struik, 2003.

            57 p.: col. ill., range maps. 16mo. Paperback.                                        35


231     Hunter, Luke & Hamman, Dave. CHEETAH; [text by Luke Hunter, photography by Dave Hamman].  Cape Town: Struik, 2003.

            144 p.: col. ill. Pict. paper covered boards, d.w.                                      250

Hunter examines the history, evolution, behaviour and day-to-day survival of the cheetah. He focuses on its ancestry, hunting strategies, reproduction and social behaviour throughout Africa and Iran. Superb photographs complement the text.


232     Joffe, Pitta. EASY GUIDE TO INDIGENOUS SHRUBS.  Pretoria: Briza, 2003.

            128 p.: col. ill. 4to. Paperback.                                                                   160


233     Kure, Nils. LIVING WITH LEOPARDS.  Cape Town: Sunbird, 2003.

            172 p.: col. ill. 4to. Pict. paper covered boards, d.w.                               300

The leopards at Mala Mala have been the subject of zoologist Nils Kure's observation and lens over many years. The result is an informative and visually spectacular book.


234     Marais, Johan. A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE SNAKES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.  [2nd expanded & updated ed.]. Cape Town: Struik, 2004.

            307 p.: col. ill., range maps. Paperback. See illustration.                    190

A comprehensive guide to the 151 snakes indigenous to southern Africa, covering all essential aspects of snake biology and behaviour.


235     Newman, Kenneth. WHAT'S THAT BIRD?: a starter's guide to birds of southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik, 2003.

            136 p.: col. ill. Paperback.                                                                           120


236     Poland, Marguerite, Hammond-Tooke, D. & Voight, L. THE ABUNDANT HERDS: a celebration of the Nguni cattle of the Zulu people; [paintings by Leigh Voight]. Cape Town: Fernwood Press, 2003.

            144 p.: ill. (chiefly col.), ports. Pict. paper covered boards, d.w.           295

An overview of the history of Nguni cattle and their economic, social, political and spiritual importance to the Zulu people, past and present… examines the vital role played by cattle and cattle-related imagery in the oral tradition of the Zulu people… the colour and pattern of a hide, or the shape of a pair of horns is metaphorically linked to images in nature… This work… also celebrates the creative imagination and linguistic versatility of the Zulu people." Rear cover.


237     Roberts, Margaret. THE LAVENDER BOOK; photography by Phyllis Green. Pretoria: Briza, 2003.

            144 p.: col. ill. Small quarto. Paperack.                                                    160

Describes the propagation and uses of lavender,both medicinal and culinary, (with a range of recipes). Includes a history of Margaret Robert's development of lavenders which thrive in the southern hemisphere.


238     Steyn, Marthinus. SOUTHERN AFRICA COMMIPHORA = COMMIPHORA SUIDER-AFRIKA: a field guide = 'n veldgids. Pretoria: M. Steyn, 2003.

            92 p.: col. ill. Paperback.                                                                             190





239     Colonial Regiments [Lithograph]. BOER WAR, 1899-1901: Cape Colonial Volunteers &  Irregulars who fought for Queen-King & Empire; [attributed to Company Sgt. Maj. W.G. Duncan and Sgt. F.A. Stevenson, both of the Cape Garrison Artillery]. [Cape Town: William Stableford & Co. Ltd, 1901].

            Printed colour lithograph [640 x 940 mm] laid down on board. Framed & mounted on acid-free board, with glass covering [770 x 1080 mm]. Some damage to lower extremity, interfering with the names in two units. Neat repairs to upper extremity. Lists all Colonial Volunteers and Irregulars who fought during the South African War. Each regiment's listing is encapsulated in an heraldic device known as a "grenade fired", or in a scroll. The "grenade fired" bears nine flames, and is associated with the Royal Engineers. The devices radiate out in a circle from a central cartouche bearing the names of senior generals (Buller, Roberts, Kitchener and Brabant); which in turn encircles the coat of arms of the Cape of Good Hope. The flames form a larger central cartouche, which is surrounded by scrolls, small decorative devices and is surmounted by the Prince of Wales' feathers, as well as Victoria and Edward VII's intials.  Background is light khaki in colour, with writing in black and red. Embellishments are in darker red and green, with brown shading to scrolls. All officers' names include their titles and decorations.          47 500

An extremely rare and unusual item. An impressive, beautifully composed record of the names of each individual who fought in the colonial regiments during the second South African War. Every member of each regiment has his name written in the appropriate "grenade fired". The names are written in a continuous circle within the "grenade fired", and in lines following the shape of the flames. Below each "grenade fired" is a scroll bearing the name of the regiment, with the names of the commanding officer & senior officers between the scroll and the heraldic device. Below the title scroll [1899- Boer War- 1901], special mention is made of the Staff, Colonial Forces, listing the following: Col. R.G. Southey, Lt. Col. T.J. O'Reilly, Lt. Col. W. Stanford, Chief Clerk W. Bolton, Clerks Lt. Sgt. A.D. Layland, F.W. Hendrickse, G.P. Hodge and H.G. du Preez. The following regiments are listed: Ashburner's Light Horse; 1st & 2nd Barant's Light Horse; Cape Colony Cyclists' Corp; Cape Medical Staff Corps; Cape Garrison Artillery; Cape Police; Cape Town Highlanders; Commander in Chief's Body Guard; Commander in Chief's Command;  District Mounted Rifles; Driscoll's Scouts; Duke of Edinburg's [sic] Own Volunteer Rifles; Eastern Province Horse; French's Scouts; Imperial Light Horse; Imperial Yeoman Scouts; Johannesburg Mounted Rifles; Kaffrarian Rifles; Kimberley Mounted Corps; Kitchener's Fighting Scouts; Kitchener's Horse; Loch's Horse; Marshall's Horse; Nesbitt's Horse; Orpen Light Horse; Prince Alfred's Own Cape Artillery; Railway Pioneer Regiment; Rimington's Guides; Robert's Horse; Ross's Guns; Scottish Horse; South African Light Horse; Staff S.A.M.I.F.

See illustration (portion only)




240     Abbott, J.H.M. TOMMY CORNSTALK: being some account of the less notable features of the South African War, from the point of view of the Australian ranks. 6th impression. London: Longmans, Green, 1902.

            x, 264 p. (Longman's colonial library). Pict. cloth, rubbed and worn along edges. Lengthy inscription & two dated signatures on a preliminary page.                  500

"Cornstalk" is the name affectionately given to young natives of New South Wales, reflecting their tendency to be "slimly built and long of limb" see p. 2-3. Abbott was a corporal in the First Australian Horse. He describes the enormous weight of the equipment carried by the mounted man of the army (in comparison to that carried by the Boers) and was of the opinion that pack horses should have accompanied the troops. He gives a comprehensive account of life in the hospitals, and comments on the skills of the Canadians and New Zealanders. See Mendelssohn, vol. 1, p. 1-2.


241     Baillie, F.D. MAFEKING: a diary of the siege. Westminister: Archibald Constable, 1900.

            viii, 299 p.: ill., frontis. (frontis and 1 plate have tissue guard), map. (Constable's Indian and colonial library). Pict. cloth, corners bumped, slightly faded on spine. Spotting on page edges & preliminary pages, not interfering with text. Ownership details on half title page. 750

The collected diaries of Major Baillie, of the 4th Queen's Own Hussars. Sketches are taken from The Daily Graphic. "…interesting account of the siege from day to day…" Mendelssohn, vol. 1, p. 67. An issue of the Mafeking Mail (no. 34, Monday December 18th, 1899 "Issued daily, shells permitting") is laid down on the rear endpaper.


242     Beet, Arthur J. & Harris, Cyril B. KIMBERLEY UNDER SIEGE: an illustrated story of a brave defence endured by 50 000 men, women and children for 124 days: a saga of a great feat of arms by 5000 troops against overwhelming odds. Kimberley: Kimberley Siege Veterans' (50th anniversary) Reunion Committee, 1950.

            95 p.: ill., ports., advertisements. Cloth spine, paper covered boards, stained.        350


243     Bouwer, Ben. MEMOIRS OF GENERAL BEN BOUWER; as written by P.J. le Riche; with introduction, editing of the text and historical notes by O.J.O. Ferreira. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, 1980.

            365 p.: ill., ports (1 as frontis.), map in pocket on rear endpaper. Cloth, d.w.

            See illustration.                                                                                           450

Bouwer, a young official of the Transvaal Republic, joined the commandos as a 23 year-old burgher, and returned to Pretoria three years later as a Boer general. He took part in the battles at Colenso, Spioenkop and Peter's Hill, and later participated in the raid into the Cape Colony. He also writes along more human interest lines, for example about the fugitive women laagers, girl commandos, spies and traitors who were shot, and gives insights into some of the other Boer generals.


244     Breytenbach, J.H. DIE GESKIEDENIS VAN DIE TWEEDE VRYHEIDSOORLOG IN SUID-AFRIKA, 1899-1902: uitgegee op las van die Minister van Nasionale Opvoeding en onder toesig van die Departement Geskiedenis van die Universiteit van Pretoria. Pretoria: The Government Printer, 1969-1996.

            6 vols. (x, 508; x, 513; xi, 594; xiii, 513; ix, 587; vii, 371 p.): ill., ports. (some as frontispieces, col. maps (some folding, 1 in pocket on rear endpaper of vol. 1). Cloth. Some slight scarring. Vols. 1-3 are 2nd impressions (1978). Vol. 6 was issued posthumously, and in a small print run, thirteen years after vol. 5. Contents: Vol. 1. Die Boere-offensief, Okt.-Nov.1899. Vol. 2. Die eerste Britse offensief, Nov.-Des. 1899. Vol. 3. Die stryd in Natal, Jan.-Feb. 1900. Vol. 4. Die Boereterugtog uit Kaapland. Vol. 5. Die Britse mars tot op Pretoria. Vol. 6. Die Beleg van Mafeking tot met die Slag van Bergendal.                                                                                             3500

The six volumes of this set cover the period from the beginning of the SA War to the Battle of Bergendal, after which the guerilla phase of the war started in earnest. It is to be regretted that due to Breytenbach's death and financial constraints, this historical work will never be concluded. The detailed research and equally detailed maps that accompany the text make this publication a cornerstone to any collection dealing with this war.


245     Brink, J.N. OORLOG EN BALLINGSKAP.  Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1940.

            286 p. (Ons geskeidenis-serie). Pict. cloth. Spotting on spine.           150


246     Brink, J.N. RECOLLECTIONS OF A BOER PRISONER-OF-WAR AT CEYLON.  Amsterdam: Hollandsch-Afrikaansche Uitgewers, 1904.

            220 p.: ill., frontis., plan, ports. Cloth, with ill. laid down.                       425


247     Churchill, Winston Spencer. IAN HAMILTON'S MARCH; together with extracts from the diary of Lieutenant H.C. Frankland, a prisoner of war at Pretoria. London: Longmans, Green, 1900.

            xii, 409 p.: port. as frontis., plans, col. maps (1 folding). Embossed red cloth. Name & address on preliminary page. Spotting on page edges & preliminary pages. Accompanied by Juta's Book of the month literary circular for November [1900], which highlights IAN HAMILTON'S MARCH.                                                                                                                        3000

"This book is a continuation of those letters to the Morning Post newspaper on the South African War... published under the title "London to Ladysmith via Pretoria". Preface. See Mendelssohn vol. 1, p. 338-9. The print run for the 2 editions of this book, in October & November, were roughly half the number of the more opulently produced LONDON TO LADYSMITH.


248     Davitt, Michael. THE BOER FIGHT FOR FREEDOM.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1902.

            xii, 603 p.: ill., ports. (1 as frontis.), maps (1 col. folding laid down on rear endpaper). Cloth, faded on spine and worn along top of spine. Spotting on front edges. Front and flyleaf of dustwrapper present.                                                                                                          775

See Mendelssohn vol.1, p. 422. Davitt resigned his membership of the British House of Commons in October 1899, as a protest against the war he considered to be "the greatest infamy of the nineteenth century" (Preface). He then proceeded to the Transvaal,  where, during a stay of several months, he gathered facts and information at first hand through contact with the leaders and burghers of both Republics. This book describes those experiences.


249     Engelenburg, F.V. GENERAL LOUIS BOTHA.  [1st English ed.]. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik, 1929.

            351 p.: ill., ports. (1 as frontis.), maps. Cloth. Signature and date on front endpaper.         275


250     Hofmeyr, Adrian. THE STORY OF MY CAPTIVITY DURING THE TRANSVAAL WAR, 1899-1900.  London: Edward Arnold, 1900.

            xii, 302 p.: ports. (1 as frontis., with tissue-guard). Cloth with gilding, faded on spine. Very slight scarring. Spotting on page edges & peliminary pages. Dated inscription on front free endpaper.                                                                                                                         500

The Reverend Adrian Hofmeyr was formerly a Dutch Reformed minister at Wynberg. He was not liked by the Boers on account of his political opinions, which were those of an "Afrikander Imperialist Progressive". He was seized as a prisoner of war at Lobatsi, and was removed to Pretoria where he was confined. He gives a graphic account of his imprisonment at the Staats Model Skool. He condemns the conduct of the Transvaal Government during the war, but is kindly towards the old burghers, who he feels were misled. See Mendelssohn, vol. 1, p. 720-721.


251     Kritzinger, P.H. & McDonald, R.D. IN DIE SKADUWEE VAN DIE DOOD.  Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1939.

            ii, 246 p.: ill., ports. (1 as frontis.), maps. (Ons geskiedenis-serie). Cloth. Spotting on spine.                                                                                                                         150


252     Kritzinger, P.H. & McDonald, R.D. IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH.  London: Printed for private circulation, 1904.

            178 p.: ports. (1 as frontis.), maps. Cloth, scarred on lower edge & worn on corner. Foxing throughout. Lower corner of p. 83 & 84 absent.                                     750

Deals with Sanna's Post, Stormberg, Mostert's Hoek and other smaller skirmishes: for example, the capture of Colonel Spragge's Column.


253     Lloyd, J. Barclay. ONE THOUSAND MILES WITH THE C.I.V.  London: Methuen, 1901.

            xii, 288 p.: port. as frontis., folding map. (Methuen's colonial library). Cloth, slightly stained. Spotting on page edges & preliminary pages. Inscription on verso of frontispiece. Includes publisher's catalogue [47 p.].                                                                     850

Lloyd's experiences during the South African campaign of the City Imperial Volunteers, Cyclists Section.


254     Meijer, J.W. GENERAAL BEN VILJOEN, 1868-1917.  Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis, 2000.

            294 p.: ill., ports., maps. Pict. paper covered boards.                             100


255     Ogden, H.J. THE WAR AGAINST THE DUTCH REPUBLICS IN SOUTH AFRICA: its origin, progress and results: annotated with extracts from books, newspapers, pamphlets and speeches by Members of Parliament and other leaders of public opinion. Manchester: National Reform Union, 1901.

            344 p. New cloth spine & endpapers, orginal paper covered boards, stained on top edge. Signature on front free endpaper.                                                            750

"A collection of 'references to the cause, conduct and results' of the South African War, mainly from the pro-Boer point of view." See Mendelssohn, vol. 2, p. 113.


256     Peacock, J.J. [ed.]. THE HEEL OF THE BRITISH BOOT: the deeper meaning of the Second Anglo-Boer War: from the Boers' point of view… Durban: Privately Published, [199-].

            [1 vol.], various paginations.: ill., ports. Some creasing. 4to. Stiff paper wraps. Accompanied by a letter from the author.                                                                                  200

Lists the atrocities suffered by the Boers in concentration camps in South Africa and in exile.


257     Pienaar, Philip. WITH STEYN AND DE WET.  London: Methuen, 1902.

            173 p. Cloth, some spotting on page edges & preliminary pages. Signature and date on half title page.                                                                                                              500

Pienaar belonged to theTransvaal Telegraph Service and relates how the Boers were able to intercept British communications, much to the detriment of the British. He asserts that the war will never be over in the hearts of the Boers, embittered by farm-burnings and the concentration camps. See Mendelssohn, vol. 2, p. 168.


258     Preller, Gustav S. ONS PAROOL: dae uit die dagboek van 'n krygsgevangene. Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1938.

            172 p.: ill., ports. (double port. as frontis.). (Ons geskeidenis-serie). Pict. cloth.       150


259     Reitz, F.W. [comp.]. ZESTIG UITGESOGTE AFRIKAANSE GEDIGTE: met prentjes; verzameld deur F.W. Reitz. [2nd ed.]. Amsterdam: Hoveker & Wormser, [1897].

            233 p.: ill., frontis. Pict. cloth, with gilding, worn on corners. Stain to lower edge & endpapers browned. Text in Dutch.                                                                              90

Reitz was Secretary of State of the South African Republic. Comprises patriotic songs, songs of the Transvaal, folk songs, ballads, fables and stories.


260     Royal Commission on the War in South Africa. REPORT OF HIS MAJESTY'S COMMISSIONERS: appointed to inquire into the military preparations and other matters connected with the war in South Africa: presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of his Majesty. London: His Majesty's Stationery Office [printed by Wyman & Son], 1903.

            4 vols. (viii, 316; xii, 534; x, 720; 445 p.): tables. (CD 1789-1792). Small folio. Bound in quarter leather & cloth, with gilding. Some scarring & staining. Library stamp on verso of title page in each volume. No spine marking. Annotations and margin lines in ink and pencil, not interfering with text. Contents: Vol. 1. REPORT OF HIS MAJESTY'S COMMISSIONERS. Vol. 2-3. MINUTES OF EVIDENCE TAKEN BEFORE THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA. Vol. 4. APPENDICES TO THE MINUTES OF EVIDENCE TAKEN BEFORE THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA.                               5000

The commissioners were: Victor Alexander, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine; Reginald Baliol, Viscount Esher; Donald Alexander, Baron Strathcona; Sir George Dashwood Taubman-Goldie; Sir Henry Wylie Norman; Sir John Ommanney Hopkins; Sir Frederick Matthew Darley; Sir John Edge and Sir John Jackson. The secretary was Bernard Holland. The Commission was briefed to "… inquire into the Military preparations for the War in South Africa, and into the supply of men, ammunition, equipment, and transport by sea and land in connection with the campaign, and into the Military operations up to the occupation of Pretoria." Royal Warrant (vol. 1, p. v). The Commission sat on 55 days to take evidence and heard 114 witnesses (including all the senior British generals), whose evidence is recorded in the two volumes of Minutes of Evidence. Documents relating to the questions submitted have been printed as Appendices to the Report and in a separate volume of Appendices. The report was completed on 9 July 1903 and comprises 283 points.


261     Scheepers Strydom, C.J. KAAPLAND EN DIE TWEEDE VRYHEIDSOORLOG.  Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1937.

            ii, 285 p.: 5 maps on 2 folding leaves. (Ons geskiedenis-serie). Pict. cloth.



262     Scheepers, Gideon. SCHEEPERS SE DAGBOEK, en, DIE STRYD IN KAAPLAND: 1 Okt. 1901 - 18 Jan 1902; met inleiding en aantekeninge van Gustav S. Preller. 2nd impression. Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1940.

            215 p.: ill., ports. (Ons geskeidenis-serie). Pict. cloth.                           200


263     Steyn, Marthinus Theunis. 'N BITTEREINDER AAN DIE WOORD: geskrifte en toesprake van Marthinus Theunis Steyn; byeengebring, vertaal en van toeligting voorsien deur M.C.E. van Schoor. Bloemfontein: Ooorlogsmuseum van die Boererepublike, 1997.

            iii, 244 p.: port. as frontis. Paperback, rubbed on edges. Text chiefly in Dutch. Signed & dated by Van Schoor on title page, with an inscription on front free endpaper from Tienie Steyn. 150


264     Stirling, John. OUR REGIMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902: their record, based on the despatches. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1903.

            xiv, 532 p. Cloth, worn on corners and edge of spine. Ownership stamps and signatures on front endpapers, and stamp on verso of title page.                                         1200

"The volume is something like an 'enlarged directory' showing where any 'particular regiment added to, or maybe lost, some of its reputation', and it endevours to enumerate the 'number of mentions each regiment or battery got in the chief despatches written during the war. Where casualties are mentioned, it is more to bring out the severity of the fighting in a particular engagement than to compile statistics." Mendelssohn, vol. 2, p. 439.


265     THE BOER WAR, 1899-1902: from the Ultimatum to the occupation of Bloemfontein; compiled from authentic sources. London: R.E. King, 1900.

            316 p.: ill., ports. (1 as frontis.). Cloth, with gilding. Corners bumped, small tear on spine. Some ink lines and annotations to chapter 7. Foxing to illustrations.

            See illustration.                                                                                           500

An account of the origin of the Boer republics and the causes which led up to the war, together with accounts of battles and campaigns.


266     Unger, Frederic William. WITH "BOBS" AND KRUGER; introduced by Johannes Meintjes. Facsimile reprint. Cape Town: Struik, 1977.

            xiii, 412 p.: ill. (Anglo-Boer War reprint library; vol. 2). Embossed skivertex, d.w. Reprint of the 1901 edition. Original sub-title: experiences and observations of an American war correspondent in the field with both armies. Edition limited to 1000 copies.                          200

Unger was an America freelance journalist who, uniquely, managed to obtain full correspondent's passes from both the Boer and British armies. He interviewed Kruger at Machadodorp, just prior to his [Kruger's] departure for Europe. Although he developed some sympathy for the Boers, his account is, according to Meintjes, largely impartial.


267     Van Schoor, M.C.E. [comp.]. KAMPKINDERS, 1900-1902: 'n gedenkboek; saamgestel deur M.E.C. van Schoor in medewerking met C.G. Coetzee. Bloemfontein: Oorlogsmuseum van die Boererepublieke, [197-].

            123 p., [18] p. of ports: ill., ports. 4to. Skivertex.                                       200

Records the memories of peoples who were interned in British concentration camps during childhood.


268     Viljoen, Ben. MY REMINISCENCES OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR.  Facsimile reprint. Cape Town: C. Struik, 1973.

            332 p., 2 folding p. of maps: ill., ports. (double port. as frontis.). (Africana collectanea; vol. 44). Skivertex, d.w. Reprint of 1903 edition. Edition limited to 1000 copies.         325


269     Viljoen, Ben. MY REMINISCENCES OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR.  London: Hood, Douglas & Howard, 1902.

            542 p.: ill., double port. as frontis., col. maps. Cloth, slightly scarred along edges. Signature at top of half title page.                                                                                           800

"The work is free from bitterness and is characterised by a fairness and lack of bragging which favourably distinguishes it from other publications written from the Boer point of view, while the humour, candour and good-nature displayed in the volume are undeniable." Mendelssohn vol. 2, p. 568.


270     Wallace, Edgar. UNOFFICIAL DISPATCHES OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR.  Facsimile reprint. Cape Town: Struik, 1975.

            332 p.: (double frontis.), 1 port. (Africana collectanea; vol. 49). Skivertex, d.w. Reprint of the 1901 edition. Edition limited to 1000 copies.                                                    175

Wallace was a newspaper correspondent during the South African War, scooping the details of the Peace Treaty for his employers, the DAILY MAIL, London. He writes about war and peace, life on the veld, and the cities and dorps of South Africa at the turn of the previous century.


271     Weeber, E.J. OP DIE NATALSE FRONT: 1 Oktober 1899 - 31 Mei 1900. Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1940.

            230 p.: ports. (group port. as frontis.). (Ons geskeidenis-serie). Pict. cloth.