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Image for Africa Perspective - Number 13 Spring 1979

Africa Perspective - Number 13 Spring 1979

By: Webster, David ; Cock, Jacklyn ; Yawitch, Joanne ; Couzens, Tim ; Kistner, Ulrike

Price: $11.40

Publisher: Editorial Collective, Africa Perspective: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: atug

Condition: Fair


89 pages (complete). A staff-student publication from the University of the Witwatersrand at the height of the apartheid years. Of interest is the article by David Webster who was later assassinated by the apartheid secret service. There is, too, an article by the respected academic and historian Tim Couzens. Stapled spine that is tight and sure. The card cover is tanned, scuffed and creased. Inside, the contents are secure, clear, earnest, eager, assured. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for The Life & Times of Cleopatra Queen of Egypt - a study in the origin of the Roman Empire

The Life & Times of Cleopatra Queen of Egypt - a study in the origin of the Roman Empire

By: Weigall, Arthur

Price: $11.40

Publisher: Thornton Butterworth Limited, London: 1924

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: ohbi

Condition: Poor


319 pages (complete). In general poor condition due to storage conditions. Of note is the bookplate on the inside front cover. This declares the book as having been part of the (extensive and well chosen) library (Sir) Hugh Gwynne Levick and his wife, Agnes Burwell Levick. Sir Hugh, a banker of note, was a deputy in the British delegation to the Reparations Committee in Paris 1919 - 21 (he was particularly involved in Russian matters). The book is much worn all about. All corners, edges and faces have wear and marks. The spine is still resolute and content. The papertrims and contents are foxe... View more info

Image for South Africa Under King Sebastian and the Cardinal 1557 - 1580

South Africa Under King Sebastian and the Cardinal 1557 - 1580

By: Welch, Sidney R.

Price: $36.10

Publisher: Juta & Co.: 1949

Seller ID: aiae

Condition: Good


boards are shelf rubbed and a bit edge worn. tanning. mild foxing. light marks. well bound. good copy.[S.K]Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for South Africa under John III, 1521 - 1557

South Africa under John III, 1521 - 1557

By: Welch, Sidney R.

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Juta & Co., Limited: 1948

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: aicl

Condition: Very Good


This volume of Welch's fascinating, fulsome and widely researched histories of earlier South Africa is in very good condition. The blue cloth cover has slight wear to the spine head and foot and corners. The front cover has a small blemish along the bottom edge. The back cover has general handling and shelving marking. The paper trim edges have discreet foxing. Inside, the condition of the contents is very good throughout. The pages are bright, clear, clean, neat and companionable. The binding is utterly secure and strong. The book may be read with complete confidence and pleasure. fkOrders ov... View more info

Image for South Africa under King Manuel 1495 - 1521

South Africa under King Manuel 1495 - 1521

By: Welch, Sidney R.

Price: $123.50

Publisher: Juta & Co., Ltd.: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: signed

Seller ID: aicr

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Author(s)This copy has been signed by author on the frontispage. This story of discovery and development of South Africa under the successor to Henry the Navigator is sturdily bound. The cover has some wear to the corners and the spine head and foot. The spine has shelf discolouration and wear. The cover has some markings from handling. The front inside cover has a previous owner inscription. The front and later pages have foxing. Generally the contents are in very good condition. The pages are clean and strong. They may be read with great comfort and pleasure. fkOrders over $50.00 a... View more info

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Portuguese and Dutch in South Africa 1641 - 1806

By: Welch, Sidney R.

Price: $112.10

Publisher: Juta & Co., Ltd.: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: aidc

Condition: Good


The general condition of this book, despite the cover being faded and shelf worn is good. The blue cloth cover has shelving and storage fading to all edges and particularly the spine. The covers are shelf scuffed and the corners have shelf depressions. The spine has shelf pulls to head and foot. Inside the front and back pages have areas of foxing discolouration. The paper trim edges are freckled. Inside the contents are clear, fair and complete. The text is bright and companionable. The pages are firmly affixed and clean. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery service... View more info

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A view from the ridge: Johannesburg retrospect (South African yesterdays ; no. 6)

By: Wentzel, John

Price: $6.65

Publisher: David Philip: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: oinq

ISBN: 0949968501

Condition: Good


jacket is shelf rubbed, chipped and a bit torn. edge wear on boards. light tanning and m arks. well bound. fairly good copy.[S.K]Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Eeufees-gedenkboek Burgersdorp 1846 - 1946

By: Wet, P J T

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Stadsraad, Burgersdorp: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: bakh

Condition: Fair


240 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A proudly bound book that now has wear and storage marks and scuffing. The cover is benign and sure and secure. Within, the contents are calm, clear, diligent, affectionate and tidy. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The Super-Afrikaners (Inside the Afrikaner Broederbond)

By: Wilkins, Ivor and Strydom, Hans

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers, Johannesburg: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bhkn

ISBN: 0552115169

Condition: Good


450 pages and 299 appendix pages (complete). First edition of paperback publication. Inscribed by Hans Strydom on the frontispage (dated: 26/10/88). A much owned copy. The covers have wear and user creasing. They are secure and sure. The contents are tanned from age and the final pages have very small closed tears to the bottom edges. The pages are clean, clear, confident, certain. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Rock paintings of the Drakensberg, Natal

Rock paintings of the Drakensberg, Natal

By: Willcox, A. R

Price: $123.50

Publisher: C. Struik (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town: 1973

Edition: 2nd Edition, Limited Edition

Inscription: signed

Seller ID: bcdv

ISBN: 0869770268

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Author(s)96 pages (complete). A very happy and elegant copy. Quarter leather (spine). Numbered 110 of a limited edition of 275 copies. Signed by Alex Willcox on the certification page. The brown cover has a small embossed decoration. This is neat. The leather spine is healthy, worn and comfortable. Three ridges. Within, the contents are in excellent condition. Coloured illustrations: these are fresh and bright. The pages are serene, very clean and clear, handsome and most congenial. A lovely copy. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Southern Land : The Prehistory and History of Southern Africa

Southern Land : The Prehistory and History of Southern Africa

By: Willcox, A.R.

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Purnell: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: omat

ISBN: 0360003249

Condition: Good


jacket is shelf rubbed, chipped and creased. edge wear on boards. light tanning, foxing and marks. well bound. fairly good copy and jacket.[S.K]Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Shipwreck and Survival

By: Willcox, A.R.

Price: $4.75

Publisher: Drakensberg Publications: 1984

Seller ID: cijx

Condition: Good


The wraps are in a good condition, though slightly edge worn. Internally clean, except for some highlighting on p.44 This pamphlet is tightly bound and complete with 47 pages. [B.K].Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Some Dreams Come True

By: Williams, Alpheus F

Price: $27.55

Publisher: Howard. B. Timmins: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cgyv

Condition: Very Good


The boards are in a very good condition, except for some age related marks. There is a rubber stamp on the front end page. Internally clean and tightly bound. Complete with 590 pages. [B.K.]Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The History of Central Africa

By: Wills, A.J.

Price: $6.65

Publisher: Oxford University: 1976

Edition: Third Edition / Reprint

Seller ID: cfcv

Condition: Very Good


The wraps are in a very good condition, besides some signs of wearing at the spine. Internally clean and tightly bound. Complete with 458 pages. [B.K.]Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for The Story of the Expansion of Southern Africa

The Story of the Expansion of Southern Africa

By: Wilmot, A.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Juta & Co.: 1895

Seller ID: osdg

Condition: Very Good


For its age, this book is in very good condition. The boards are quite shelf rubbed, edge worn and marked, but remain strong and square, with gilt to the front and spine which remains bright and charming. The spine has discoloured with age. Internally, the first and last few pages are very tanned and foxed. There are no markings inscriptions, although the pages are tanned and foxed around the edges throughout. Despite this, the pages within are clean and complete. Tightly bound and remarkably well preserved. JKOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for The Story of the Expansion of South Africa

The Story of the Expansion of South Africa

By: Wilmot, The Hon A.

Price: $42.75

Publisher: T Fisher Unwin, London: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: oejq

Condition: Fair


290 pages (complete). A genteel book in fair condition. The cloth cover is stained and worn, but is tight, secure and fit. The spine, although marked and worn is healthy and sure. The front cover has a previous owner signature; this is repeated on the inside front cover. The papertrims are rough cut. Inside, the front and end pages are foxed. Inside, the pages are pleasingly fresh and buoyant. There are corner folds at the bottom corner of some of the pages. There are occasional, neat annotations. The pages are clear, clean, tidy, neat and smart. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked ... View more info

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Before the White Man in Kenya

By: Wilson, Christopher

Price: $3.80

Publisher: McCorquodale & Co. Ltd, London: 1952

Seller ID: afxv

Condition: Fair


The book is an abridged edition of "Before the Dawn in Kenya". The cover has user wear and markings. The corner edges of the front cover are faded and light discoloured. The back cover has some water marking along the top run and light fading along the bottom run. The edges of both front and back covers have markings. The spine is sun faded and worn. The print is faint. The inside front cover has a previous owner inscription. The inside back and front covers, the front and end pages are marked and dust-stained. The title page has user markings. There are infrequent user and age blotch ... View more info

Image for Eight Hundred Years of Harlington Parish Church, in the County of Middlesex

Eight Hundred Years of Harlington Parish Church, in the County of Middlesex

By: Wilson, Herbert

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Lucy & Birch, Uxbridge (Printers): 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: benh

Condition: Good


77 pages (complete). A genial, placid copy of this history of Harlington Parish Church in pre-Heathrow days. Included: two photographs by/ from a previous owner. Harlington, once of pastoral peace is now scraped by planes landing at Heathrow. The ancient church still stands and holds tightly onto its serenity. The cream cloth cover is scuffed and marked from handling and storage. The gilt titling is pleasant. The covers are secure and comfortable. Within, there are previous owner annotations on the title page and there is an ex-libris plate on the front paste-down. The contents are am... View more info

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The Oxford History of South Africa 2 Volumes

By: Wilson, Monica ; Thompson, Leonard [editors]

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1975

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: obxn

ISBN: 0198216416

Condition: Good


2 volumes (complete). A mild, agreeable set. Volume I: South Africa to 1870; Volume II: South Africa 1870-1966 (ISBN: 0198216564 - reprinted 1978). The dustjackets have scuffing, shelving and storage marks, some light wear. The dustjacket for volume 2 is stuck (from storage?) to the front board. The contents are clean, clear, confident, earnest, orderly, neat, pleasing. Please note that due to the weight of the set, should the books need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services... View more info

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The Oxford History of South Africa

By: Wilson, Monica and Thompson, Leonard

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1969

Seller ID: cboi

Condition: Very Good


The dust jacket is price clipped as well as the front end page and half title page. Internally clean and tightly bound. Complete with 502 pages. This is Volume 1 only. Please note: Unless posted within South Africa we will need to ask for extra postage as this is a heavy book. [B.K.]Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info