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Image for Tutu as I Know Him : On a Personal Note

Tutu as I Know Him : On a Personal Note

By: Crawford-Browne, Lavinia ; Meiring, Piet (Eds)

Price: $52.25

Publisher: Umuzi: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36jt

ISBN: 1415200238

Condition: Near Fine


224 pages (complete). Signed by Archbishop TUTU on the frontispage (dated: Nov 2006). A very smart and pleasing copy, Softcover with flaps. The covers are healthy, smart. The contents are most gratifying. They are clean, clear, generous, convivial, comfortable - as if almost new throughout! fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The Life of Olive Schreiner

By: Cronwright-Schreiner, S C

Price: $15.20

Publisher: T Fisher Unwin Ltd., London: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 98lc

Condition: Good


414 pages (complete). A comfortable copy of this biography of Olive Schreiner by her husband. The boards have some wear about the corners and edges and spine head and foot, some storage marks. They are steady, sure. The contents are mild-mannered. The paper is untrimmed. The pages are contented, clean, clear, congenial, pleasing. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Ours is the Frontier: A Life of G.W. Cross, Baptist Pioneer (Studia theologica)

By: Cross, K. E

Price: $61.75

Publisher: University of South Africa, Pretoria: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bqyb

ISBN: 0869813838

Condition: Good


253 pages (complete). Inscribed by "Nan and Sheila", granddaughters of GWS Cross. A decent, contented copy. Erratum slip for page 161 included. The dustjacket is tidy. There is some light wear the edges. The boards are smart. Within, the contents are in very good condition indeed. They are very clean, clear, contented, calm - as if new throughout. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Robert Jacob Gordon 1743-1795: The Man and His Travels at the Cape

By: Cullinan, Patrick

Price: $71.25

Publisher: Struik Winchester, Cape Town: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 64im

ISBN: 0947430334

Condition: Fine


216 pages (complete). A most agreeable copy. The book is housed in an illustrated slipcase. This is smart, fit, hale. The dustjacket gleams with health and pride. The boards are handsome. The contents are very pleasing. They are bright, fresh-faced, tidy, very clean and clear - as if new throughout! Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be published 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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Sir David Pieter de Villiers Graaff: First Baronet of de Grendel

By: Dommisse, Ebbe

Price: $71.25

Publisher: Tafelberg: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 61jf

ISBN: 0624053040

Condition: Near Fine


366 pages (complete). A smart copy. The dustjacket has wear (a closed tear has been repaired) about the edges, scuffing and handling marks. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are healthy and steady. The contents are most agreeable: clean, clear, very confident, fresh - as if new throughout! fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Sir Andries Stockenstrom 1792-1864 : The Origins of the Racial Conflict in South Africa

Sir Andries Stockenstrom 1792-1864 : The Origins of the Racial Conflict in South Africa

By: Dracopoli, J L

Price: $47.50

Publisher: A A Balkema, Cape Town: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 79jz

Condition: Near Fine


211 pages (complete). A smart copy of this biography of one of the most extraordinary and forward-thinking British administrators, Andries Stockenstrom. The dustjacket is mild-mannered. It has some sunning about the spine and edges. It is otherwise comfortable and sure. The boards are most handsome. Quarter leather. The boards are very smart. The leathered spine is elegant, healthy. The contents are most pleasing. They are fresh, clean, clear, confident, diligent, keen. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Herinnering aan Het Leven en de Werkzaamheden van Den Wel-Eerw. Zeer Gel. Heer Goth. Wilh. Ant. Van Der Lingen, in leven, herder en leraar der Nederd. Geref. Gemeente aan de Paarl

Herinnering aan Het Leven en de Werkzaamheden van Den Wel-Eerw. Zeer Gel. Heer Goth. Wilh. Ant. Van Der Lingen, in leven, herder en leraar der Nederd. Geref. Gemeente aan de Paarl

By: Een Lidmate Dier Gemeente

Price: $190.00

Publisher: Smuts en Hofmeijr, Drukkers, Kaapstad: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: came

Condition: Good


318 pages (complete). In Dutch throughout. Initialled and stamped by a previous owner (F R Tesselaar), dated 28 Maart 1874. A determinedly steady and sure copy. The boards are much worn all about from storage, age. They are thick and sturdy. The spine has been repaired with a leather strip at some stage. This is benign and competent. The pages are resigned to aging. They have wear, mild tanning here and there, foxing. Nonetheless, they are content, comfortable, assured, clear, certain, generous of spirit and actuality, amenable. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier... View more info

Image for Generaal Louis Botha 27 september 1862 - 27 augustus 1919 (Perskor Naslaanbiblioteek : Eerste Ministers van Suid-Afrika)

Generaal Louis Botha 27 september 1862 - 27 augustus 1919 (Perskor Naslaanbiblioteek : Eerste Ministers van Suid-Afrika)

By: Esterhuizen, S. J

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Perskor: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8ik

ISBN: 0628010567

Condition: Good


20 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. Ex-library with consequent labels, annotations, wear, marks. A benign copy. The covers have wear, scuffing. The top edge has been snipped. The pages are placid. They are clean, clear, precise. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Dick King Saviour of Natal - An Historical Record - being some incidents in the life of Richard Philip King (1813-1871)

Dick King Saviour of Natal - An Historical Record - being some incidents in the life of Richard Philip King (1813-1871)

By: Eyre, Cyril J

Price: $36.10

Publisher: The Author / Durban Municipal Library / Durban Publicity Association: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34rf

Condition: Very Good


78 pages plus folded map(complete). A benign copy. Corrugated card covers. Tipped-in plates. Stapled spine (only marginally rusted). The covers have wear about all the edges, worn about the spine. They are even yet secure and comfortable. The pages are a little flushed with age. Nonetheless, the pages are pleasing. They are clean, clear, certain, healthy, sound, tidy, confident, more than competent. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Henry Allan Fagan 1889-1963

By: Fagan, Q (compiler)

Price: $47.50

Publisher: The Author: 1975

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bxcp

Condition: Very Good


127 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. Inscribed by Fagan's widow (and compiler of this book): "Aan Babette / Met misname groete van Auntie Queeny" (dated: 1975). A tribute to Henry Fagan by his wife for her grandchildren, to ensure his legacy was preserved in their memory. The dustjacket is worn, torn, creased and scuffed all about. It is secure. The boards are tidy. Within, the contents are most gratifying. The pages are clean, clear, certain, generous, affectionate, amiable. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Stormvoël van die Noorde : Stephanus Schoeman in Transvaal

By: Ferreira, O J O

Price: $76.00

Publisher: Makro-Boeke, Pretoria: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bwrh

ISBN: 0909231508

Condition: Very Good


422 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. The simple dustjacket is scuffed, marked and worn from storage/ shelving. It is secure and sure. The boards are healthy and hale. The contents are clean, clear, confident, assured, amenable and diligent. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Stormvoël van die Noorde : Stephanus Schoeman in Transvaal

By: Ferreira, O J O

Price: $123.50

Publisher: Makro-Boeke, Pretoria / The Author: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 72if

ISBN: 0909231508

Condition: Very Good


422 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. Inscribed (most warmly) and signed by Ferreira (as 'Cobus Ferreira') to Kintie Malan, on the first free page (dated: Pretoria, 1978.11.30). Ferreira also signed the title page, as O J O Ferreira (dated: 1978.11.30). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is much marked and worn from storage. It is secure and sure. The boards are passive. They have shelving wear to the edges and corners. The papertrims have some storage and handling marks. The contents are pleasingly assured. They are clean, clear, benevolent, confident, certain. fkOrders o... View more info

Image for One Titan at a Time : The story of John Paterson of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and his Times

One Titan at a Time : The story of John Paterson of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and his Times

By: Ffolliott, Pamela ; Croft, E L H

Price: $45.60

Publisher: Howard B Timmins, Cape Town: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bkvr

Condition: Fair


222 pages plus folded family tree at the rear (complete). Signed by Ffolliott on the title page. A placid copy. The boards are tidy with some mild wear and marks from handling and storage. They are sound and sure. Within, the contents are lightly foxed here and about throughout. In general, the pages are contented, comfortable, clean, clear, certain. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Piet Retief se lewe in die kolonie

Piet Retief se lewe in die kolonie

By: Franken, J L M

Price: $47.50

Publisher: HAUM h/a J H de Bussy, Kaapstad / Firma J H de Bussy, Pretoria: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 63kr

Condition: Near Fine


571 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A smart copy. The blue boards (with stamped gilt decoration) are benign, tranquil. They have some shelving wear about the edges and corners, some scuffing. They secure and sure. The front pastedown has a previous owner signature. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, very assured and confident, diligent, keen. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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One Man and His Town

By: Gill, Sidney ; Humphriss, Deryck

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Juta & Co., Ltd., Cape Town and Johannesburg: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bpaa

ISBN: 0702116149

Condition: Good


79 pages (complete). An amiable, affectionate biography of one of Benoni's most successful citizens, Morris Nestadt. An agreeable copy. The dustjacket is scuffed, worn. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are smart and neat. The frontispage has a memoriam plate (in memory of Morris Nestadt) affixed. The early pages have some mild handling marks. In general, the pages are very clean, clear, genial, calm, certain. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Send Carrington! The Story of an Imperial Frontiersman

By: Gon, Philip

Price: $47.50

Publisher: AD. Donker/ Publisher: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 98hq

ISBN: 0868520179

Condition: Near Fine


135 pages (complete). A sound copy of this story of the conquistador of the Matabele, Frederick Carrington (also the father of the author, Dorothy Carrington). The dustjacket has scuffing, light shelving marks, wear about the edges . It is comfortable and secure. The boards are neat, tidy, healthy. The contents are most agreeable. They are fresh, bright, tight, very clean and clear, assiduous - as if barely used! fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for A Giant in Hiding : The life story of Frank Armstrong Wightman - cable operator, sailor, naturalist, author, archaeologist and hermit

A Giant in Hiding : The life story of Frank Armstrong Wightman - cable operator, sailor, naturalist, author, archaeologist and hermit

By: Green, Lawrence G

Price: $8.55

Publisher: Howard Timmins, Cape Town: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cdwk

Condition: Very Good


220 pages (complete). A most pleasing copy. The dustjacket is genial, placid. It has some marks and some light wear about the edges. It is comfortable and sure. The boards are fresh and handsome. The contents are gratifyingly healthy. They are very clean and clear, very certain and generous, gentlemanly and congenial. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for There Was a Man: The Life and Times of Sir Arnold Theiler K.C.M.G., of Onderstepoort

There Was a Man: The Life and Times of Sir Arnold Theiler K.C.M.G., of Onderstepoort

By: Gutsche, Thelma

Price: $21.85

Publisher: Howard Timmins, Cape Town: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cclf

ISBN: 0869781642

Condition: Good


487 pages (complete). A benign copy. The dustjacket is much worn, scuffed, creased and marked. Attempts at repair with magic-tape at some stage. The dj is comfortable, secure. The boards are tidy and healthy. They have shelving wear to the edges. The title page has handling marks. The pages are comfortable, placid, clean, clear, companionable, confident in generosity. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Sir Harry Smith: Bungling Hero

By: Harington, A. L

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Tafelberg: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bpra

ISBN: 0624013073

Condition: Very Good


299 pages (complete). Two handwritten letters from Harington included. The signed label referred to in the second letter is affixed to the title page (dated: 18.2.81). An assured, neat copy. The dustjacket has wear and scuffing. It is, in general, confident and serene. The boards are handsome. Within, the contents are in excellent condition. The pages are tight, fresh, clean, clear, certain, competent, diligent. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The Women of Bonnefoi: The Story of the Everard Group

By: Harmsen, Frieda

Price: $161.50

Publisher: J L Van Schaik: 1980

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: bwqr

ISBN: 0627011152

Condition: Very Good


242 pages (complete). Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 1100. A genteel copy. The dustjacket is tidy, assured. It has some mild shelving wear and some scuffing. It is secure. The boards are serene. Within, the contents are agreeably amiable. The coloured illustrations are bright and vivacious. The text is careful, diligent, affectionate. The pages are clean, clear, comfortable, certain, generous, congenial. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info