01 Africana

Africana


For further information, please write to books@booksetc.co.za
(DDA = detailed description available)

All titles are 1st editions unless stated otherwise.

ART & ARTISTS

HARRIS, W CORNWALLIS | Portraits of Game & Wild Animals of Southern Africa

Cape Town, Balkema 1969, grey cloth with dj, 27×27 cm, 196pp, illus

Very good +. Ex-Transvaal Provincial Library book covered in plastic: usual library marks; taken out nine times between August 1970 and March 1995.

$20

NILANT, FEG | Die Hout- en Linoseë van JH Pierneef

Cape Town, AA Balkema 1974, 28×20 cm, 198pp, b+w illus throughout, text in Afrikaans

Fine. Ex-Transvaal Provincial Library book covered in plastic; usual library marks; taken out nine times between April 1975 and April 2010

$150

[ROWORTH, Edward] | Famous Works of Art

Johannesburg and Cape Town, United Tobaccos Cos, Westminster Tobacco, Policansky Bros nd, pbk, 21×27.5 cm, 100pp, illus with 100 cigarette cards and one colour plate

Good. The cover bumped and creased

$5

[SOUTH AFRICAN ART GALLERY] | Catalogue of Works Exhibited

Cape Town, South African Art Gallery 1903, 13×18 cm, blue/green cloth, 44pp, illus

Good. Cover is water-stained

$5

[STANDARD BANK GALLERY] | Irma Stern – Expressions of a Journey

Johannesburg, Standard Bank Gallery 2003, pbk, 25×25 cm, 191pp, numerous colour plates

Fine.

$30

BIOGRAPHY

Du Preez | Pale Native
Cape Town, Zebra Press 2003, pale reddish brown cloth with dj, 23.5×15.5 cm, 286pp

Fine

$25

[HOPE, Eva / ‘By the author of “The Life of General Gordon”] | Stanley and Africa
London, Walter Scott nd (c1894)

Fair. Cover discoloured, loose spine; reading copy

$5

MANDELA, Nelson | Long Walk to Freedom
London, Abacus 1995, pbk, 19.5×12.5 cm, 768pp + b+w photos, 1st edn 1st imp

Very good. The front cover somewhat creased, and the spine cracked in places; else tight and clean.

$15

MURRAY, RW | South African Reminiscences
Cape Town, Juta & Co 1894, green cloth, gilt stamped; 22×14 cm, xiv + 254pp

Good +. DDA

$100

BUSINESS & MINING

DENNIS EDWARDS & Co | The Gold Fields of South Africa
Cape Town, Dennis Edwards 1890, green cloth, 24.5×16 cm, xxviii, 915pp, some b+w illus and plates

Good. pp ii to v loose; front cover stained; small sticker on the spine

$400

HISTORY

[BOTHA, Graham] | Our South Africa, Past and Present

np [Johannesburg], United Tobacco Cos 1938, hbk, 26×21 cm, 178pp, colour illus with 200 cigarette cards

Good. The cover held together with tape.

$5

BRINK, Elsabé | New Town Old Town
Johannesburg, Museum Africa 1994, pbk, 15×21 cm, 32pp, illus

Fine.

$35

De KOCK, JW | History of South Africa
Pretoria, Department of Information 1971, pbk, 26×21 cm, 64pp, illus

Fine.

$5

FEINSTEIN, Andrew | After the Party
Johannesburg, Jonathan Ball 2007, pbk, 23×15 cm, 287pp, reprint

Fine.

$5

FORSYTH, William | History of the Captivity of Napoleon at St Helena – From the Letters and Journals of the Late Lieut-Gen Sir Hudson Lowe and Official Documents Not Before Made Public
London, John Murray 1853, 3 vols, each 22×113.5 cm, brown morocco, gilt stamped; the spines each with five raised bands; all edges marbled

Very good. DDA

$195

HATFIELD, Denis | Some South African Monuments
Cape Town, Purnell 1967, white skivertex with dj, 28×21 cm, 150pp, illus

Very good. Some loss to the (flimsy) dj; the cover rubbed and scuffed

$5

OBERHOLSTER, JJ | The Historic Monuments of South Africa
Cape Town, The National Monuments Council 1972, pale beige cloth with dj, 28.5×21 cm, 354pp, illus

Fine. The book wrapped in brown paper

$5

[OBERHOLZER, JF] | Your City Johannesburg U Stad
np, [Johannesburg, City Council of Johannesburg] nd [c1982], pbk, 21×29 cm, 66pp, colour photos

Very good.  The cover somewhat creased.

$12

TROTTER, Mrs AP | Old Cape Colony
London, Archibald Constable & Co 1903, reddish-brown cloth, gilt and blind stamped; 23×15 cm, teg, illus

Fine. DDA

$45

LANGUAGE and LITERATURE

BRANFORD, Jean (ed) | A Dictionary of South African English – New Enlarged Edition
Cape Town, Oxford University Press 1980, red skivertex 22.5×15.5 cm, 360pp

Very good. The cover scuffed; the edges sunned

$5

BUTLER, Guy | Selected Poems
Johannesburg, AD Donker 1975, orange cloth with dj, 20×13 cm, 103pp

Very good. Ex-Transvaal Provincial Library book covered in plastic; usual library marks; taken out three times between June 1977 and July 1990. The boards somewhat scuffed, end papers a little dirty

$5

COETZEE, Amanda | Bad Blood
Johannesburg, Pan Macmillan SA 2011, pbk, 23×15 cm, 201pp

Fine

$5

COPE, Jack (ed) | Guy Butler / Patrick Cullinan
Cape Town, David Philip 1978, red skivertex with dj, 22×14 cm, 58pp

Fine. Ex-Transvaal Provincial Library book covered in plastic; usual library marks; taken out three times between July 1978 and April 1991

$7.50

GALGUT, Damon | In a Strange Room
Johannesburg, Penguin 2010, pbk, 23.5×15 cm, 181pp, uncorrected proof copy

Fine.

$15

[GOODAY, Wilfred E] | Information for Authors, Editors and Printers
Johannesburg, Associated Scientific and Technical Societies of South Africa 1948, brown cloth, 20.5 x12.5 cm, 37pp

Fine. Neat owner’s inscription in pencil

$50

HARESNAPE, Geoffrey |  Drive of the Tide [poems]
Cape Town, Maskew Miller 1976, hbk, 21.5×13.5 cm, 56pp

Fine. Ex-Transvaal Provincial Library book; usual library marks; taken out five times between June July 1977 and May 1992

$65

LENNOX-SHORT, Alan (ed) | English and South Africa
Cape Town, Nasou nd, blue cloth, 22.5×15.5 cm, 180pp

Fine. Ex-Transvaal Provincial Library book; usual library marks; taken out three times between June 1974 and
June 1983.

$25

RODE, Otfried | Skoolwoordeboek : Duits-Afrikaans / Afrikaans-Duits
Cape Town, Nasionale Pers 1949, green cloth, 20.5×14 cm, 333pp; 2nd revised edn

Good. The cover marked; previous owners’ signatures; scribbling on the ffep and tape marks on the front pastedown

$12.50

 

[SALISBURY WRITERS CLUB] | Pen Point 2
Salisbury, Salisbury Writers’ Club 1976, stiff boards, 103pp

Very Good. Ex-Transvaal Provincial Library book; usual library marks; taken twice in February 1980; back fep smudged

$5

NATURAL HISTORY

BAKER, HA and Oliver, EG | Erica in Southern Africa
Cape Town, Purnell 1967, green cloth + dj, 27×19 cm, 180pp, illus

Good. Ex-Transvaal Provincial Library book covered in plastic: usual library marks; taken out three times between April 1968 and July 1974; the dj damaged in places; the map facing xxxvii damaged

$5

CARRUTHERS, Vincent | Frogs and Frogging in Southern Africa
Cape Town, Struik 2001, pbk, 21×15 cm, 100pp, colour photos + CD

Fine.

$10

CRASS, Bob | Trout in South Africa
Johannesburg, Macmillan 1986, hbk, 23×16 cm, 207pp, b+w photos

Fine.

$5

FITZSIMONS, VFM | A Field Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa
London, Collins 1980, hbk, 20×14 cm, 221pp, illus, 2nd edn

Fine.

$5

FITZSIMONS, Vivian FM | Snakes of Southern Africa

London, Purnell 1962, light brown cloth with dj, 28.5×23 cm, 422pp, illus

Good. Some loss to the dj at the spine; some foxing; previous owner’s inscription; covered in plastic

$20

LOCKWOOD, Geoff | Garden Birds of Southern Africa
Johannesburg, Winchester Press 1981, brown cloth with dj, 30×22 cm, 180pp, illus, subscribers edn #554 of 950

Fine. The dj covered in plastic

Together with a copy of the std edn in good condition

$25 both books

LOVEGROVE, Barry | The Living Deserts of Southern Africa
Cape Town, Fernwood Press 1993, brown cloth with dj, 31×24 cm, 224pp, photos

Fine.

$20

MILLS, Gus and HES, Les | The Complete Book of Southern African Mammals
Cape Town, Struik Winchester 1997, black cloth with dj and slipcase, 32.5×25 cm, 356pp, colour photos

Fine -. The slipcase showing signs of wear and a little wear to the cover

$20

PALMER, Eve | A Field Guide to the Trees of Southern Africa
London, Collins 1981, hbk, 20×14 cm, 393pp, illus, revised edn

Fine.

$5

 ROBERTS BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

 Copy 01

ROBERTS, Austin and Lighton, Norman (illus) | Roberts’ Birds of South Africa
London and Johannesburg, The Trustees of the South African Bird Book Fund/HF & G Witherby Ltd/The Central News Agency Ltd 1940 (1st edn, 1st imp); blue cloth – no dj 22×15.5 cm, 463pp, illus

Good. Cloth of spine reattached with glue by previous owner; hinges of spine worn; owner’s signature fep.

$150

Copy 02

ROBERTS, Austin and Lighton, Norman (illus) | Roberts’ Birds of South Africa
London and Johannesburg, The Trustees of the South African Bird Book Fund/HF & G Witherby Ltd/The Central News Agency Ltd 1949 (1st edn, 7th imp); blue cloth – no dj, 22×15.5 cm, 463pp, illus

Good. 5cm tear down the length of the spine; foxing to some of the Index and end papers

$75

Copy 03

McLACHLAN, GR and LIVERSIDGE, R (revisers) | Roberts’ Birds of South Africa
Cape Town, Trustees of the John Voelker Bird Book Fund/C Struik (Pty) Ltd 1978 (4th edn, 2nd imp) red skivertex with dj, 848pp, illus

Very Good. Bottom and top edges somewhat dirty

$10

Copy 04

McLEAN, Gordon Lindsay (reviser) | Roberts’ Birds of Southern Africa
Cape Town, Trustees of the John Voelker Bird Book Fund/C Struik (Pty) Ltd 1985 (5th edn, 1st imp) green skivertex with dj, 848pp, illus

Very Good +.

$10

Copy 05

McLEAN, Gordon Lindsay (reviser) | Roberts’ Birds of Southern Africa
Cape Town, Trustees of the John Voelker Bird Book Fund 1996 (6th edn, 2nd imp) blue skivertex with dj, 871pp, illus

Good. dj covered in plastic; the edges dirty

$10

ROBERTS, Austin | Our South African Birds
Johannesburg and Cape Town, United Tobaccos Cos, Westminster Tobacco, Policansky Bros 1941; hbk, 25×21 cm, 106pp, colour illus with 150 cigarette cards and five colour frontisp

Good +. Cover rather dirty

$5

SPENCE, Tom | Gardening With Birds in Southern Africa
Cape Town, Purnell 1975, pale green cloth with dj, 25×17.5 cm, 90pp, photos

Very good. The dj creased with some tearing; else clean and tight; owner’s presentation bookplate

$5

TRENDLER, Roy and HES, Lex | Attracting Birds to your Garden in Southern Africa
Cape Town, Struik 1994, paper boards with dj, 28.5×22 cm, 208pp, illus

Near Fine. 2cm open tear to the dj

$10

WILLIAMSON, Graham | The Orchids of South Central Africa
London, JM Dent 1977, green cloth with dj, 28.5×22 cm, 237pp, illus

Very Good +. The gatefold of the cover creased

$15

VAN DER WALT et al | Pelargoniums of Southern Africa Vols 1 and 2
Vol 1, Cape Town, Purnell 1977, grey cloth with dj, 28.5×22 cm, 50pp, xix, illus
Vol 2, Cape Town, Juta 1981, greay cloth with dj, 28.5×22 cm, 148pp, xvii, illus

Both books VG+. Ex-Transvaal Provincial Libray books covered in plastic (marking to vol 1) and each book seemingly taken out once only; usual library marks

$60 both books

POLITICS

HARBER, A and LUDMAN, B | A-Z of South African Politics – The Essential Handbook – 1994
Johannesburg, The Weekly Mail & Guardian / Penguin SA, pbk, 19×12.5 cm, 357pp

Very good.

$10

TRAVEL

BUTCHER, Tim | Blood River – A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart
London, Chatto & Windus 2007, pbk 21.5×113.5 cm, 350pp; uncorrected proof copy

Very good. Some scuffing to the back cover; the edges sunned

$25

LAURIE, André | Colette en Rhodesia – Les Chercheurs d’Or de l’Afrique Australe – Roman d’Aventures
Paris, Collection Hetzel nd [1900], red cloth, gilt stamped, 27×18 cm, 336pp, aeg, illus

Fine.

$80

SETON – KARR, HW | Ten Years Travel & Sport in Foreign Lands, or, Travels in the Eighties
London, Chapman & Hall, reddish-brown cloth, gilt stamped; 21×13.5 cm, frontisp, preface, 448pp + 40pp adverts/catalogue

Fine. DDA

$170

VARIOUS

BRINKMAN, LH | The Breath of the Karoo
London and Queenstown, Herbert Jenkins Ltd and EW Welch 1914, brownish grey pictorial cloth, 19.5×13 cm,
320pp, 2nd edn

Very good. Edges rather dirty

$30

BRISTOW, David | Mountains of South Africa
Cape Town, Leisure Hour / Struik 1995, brown boards with dj, 30.5×24.5 cm, 166pp, colour photos

Fine.

$5

JOHNSON, David and Sally | Gardening With Indigenous Trees and Shrubs
Halfway House, Southern 1993, green cloth with dj, 28.5×22 cm, 182pp, colour photos

Very Good +. The dj sunned

$60

 KENCH, John | The Coast of Southern Africa

Cape Town, Leisure Hour /Struik 1984, blue cloth with dj, 30.5×24.5 cm, 201pp, colour photos

Fine.

$5

[KWV Die Ko-operatieve Wijnbouwers Vereniging van Zuid-Afrika] | A Handbook of Wine for Retail Licensees
Cape Town, KWV nd, hbk, 23×17.5, 78pp + separate 6pp ‘Glossary of Wine Terms’ booklet, colour and b+w photos

Very Good. The cover scuffed; previous owner’s signature; minor water damage to bottom of pages 68-78

$10

McCORMACK, Dewar [ed] | The Perm Book of ‘Test the Team’
Cape Town, Salty Press 1994, pbk, 20.5×14.5 cm, 226pp

Good. The cover rubbed and somewhat creased; the corners bumped

$5

MAYHEW, Vic | Reader’s Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa
Cape Town, Reader’s Digest 1978, hbk, 25.5×21.5 cm, 544pp, colour illus

Very good. The cover scuffed and showing signs of wear

$5

ROSENTHAL, Eric [ed] | Encyclopedia of Southern Africa
London, Frederick Warne 1961, red cloth with gold dj, 600pp, illus

Very good. The dj in plastic but torn and missing a small portion

$10

TOBIAS, Philip | The Bushmen – San Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa
Cape Town, Human & Rousseau 1978, brown cloth with dj, 31×24 cm, 206pp, b+w photos

Very good +. The cover somewhat worn and creased

$25

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