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Image for Piet Retief : Lewensgeskiedenis van die Grote Voortrekker

Piet Retief : Lewensgeskiedenis van die Grote Voortrekker

By: Preller, Gustav

Price: $42.75

Publisher: De Nationale Pers, Bpkt.: 1920

Edition: 10th Edition

Seller ID: cacc

Condition: Fair


409 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A much owned copy. The boards are marked, scuffed, worn all about. The boards, although a little geriatric, are secure and sure. The contents have some annotations. The pages have wear throughout. Whilst the book creaks a little, the protest is mild as the pages are clear, benign, certain, competent. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Andries Pretorius: Lewensbeskrywing van die Voortrekker Kommandant-Generaal

By: Preller, Gustav S

Price: $131.10

Publisher: Afrikaanse Pers, Johannesburg: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7qr

Condition: Good


491 pages plus appendices (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A casually owned copy. The boards are much worn all about from shelving, storage, use. They are a little faded, somewhat scuffed and marked from handling and age. Nonethless, they are comfortable and sure. The contents are benign. There are very neat pencilled annotation marks throughout. Previous owner signature on the frontispage. The contents have some handling wear and marks, some very occasional foxing (the papertrims are streaked with foxing). In general, and by far, the pages are clean, clear, amenable, comfortable,... View more info

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Kerkorrel

By: Pretorius, Willem

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Tafelberg-uitgewers: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23jg

ISBN: 0624042006

Condition: Near Fine


142 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. An affectionate tribute to the legendary radical Afrikaans performer and journalist, Johan Rabie. Softcover with flaps. The covers are very smart and neat. The contents are smart, neat, bright, amiable, clean and clear, companionable. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Kerkorrel

By: Pretorius, Willem

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Tafelberg-uitgewers: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22jg

ISBN: 0624042006

Condition: Near Fine


142 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. An affectionate tribute to the iconic radical Afrikaans performer, anti-apartheid activist and journalist. Softcover with flaps. The covers are neat, tidy with very light scuffing. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, smart, convivial, welcoming. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Stem uit die Wilderness - 'n Biografie oor oud-pres. PW Botha

By: Prinsloo, Dr Daan

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Vaandel-Uitgewers, Mossel Bay: 1997

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: cdip

ISBN: 0958406162

Condition: Good


458 pages (complete). A much owned copy that has also languished in storage. The covers, however, are neat and tidy. They have some light user wear about the edges. The paper trims having foxing. The earlier and later pages are also foxed from storage conditions. The contents have mild evidence of usage. The pages are comfortable, certain, clear, clean, competent, sure. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The Journal of Dr James Barry

By: Racster, Olga ; Grove, Jessica

Price: $26.60

Publisher: John Lane, The Bodley Head / Howard B Timmins, Cape Town: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 92hp

Condition: Very Good


183 pages (complete). A pleasing copy. Included is a press clipping from the Cape Times about this book. The dustjacket has wear, creasing and scuffing, marks. It is secure and comfortable. The boards are bright and healthy. The frontispage has previous owner annotations. The contents are most agreeable. They are very clean, very clear, assured, confident and fresh. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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General De Wet : A Biography

By: Rosenthal, Eric

Price: $49.40

Publisher: Simondium Publishers, Cape Town: 1968

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: bwdw

Condition: Near Fine


295 pages (complete). An assured, amenable copy. The dustjacket is benign and secure and sure. The dj has some light shelving wear. The boards are neat and smart. Within, the contents are in excellent condition. The pages are very clean and clear, confident - as if almost new throughout. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Sarah Gertrude Millin : A South African Life

By: Rubin, Martin

Price: $13.30

Publisher: AD. Donker/ Publisher, Johannesburg: 1977-01-01

Seller ID: bopf

ISBN: 094993738X

Condition: Good


284 pages (complete). A mild-mannered copy. The dustjacket is secure and sure. It has some light wear and some scuffing. The boards are neat and tidy. Within, the contents are clean, clear, comfortable, certain - almost as if unread throughout. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Rudd : The Search for a Cape Merchant

By: Seekings, John Cormac

Price: $71.25

Publisher: Klipdrift Books, Bradford-on-Avon: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 29ic

ISBN: 0956114806

Condition: Good


210 pages (complete). Inscribed by John Cormac Seekings on the frontispage. A contentedly owned copy. The covers are tidy, healthy. They have light user wear about the edges. They are placid. The contents are assured. There is evidence of amiable use here and there with some domestic marks. The pages are otherwise clean, clear, serene, confident, certain, sure. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Lt-Gen Geo. E Brink CB CBE DSO 1889-1971

By: Smedley-Willliams, O (compiler) ; Hansmeyer, Helen ; Duxbury, Geo. R

Price: $23.75

Publisher: South African National War Museum, Johannesburg: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40ms

Condition: Good


35 pages (complete). An amenable copy of this short biography of one of South Africa's best known soldiers. Card covers and cloth tape spine. The covers are a little scuffed, worn from handling and storage. There are handling marks. They are sure and secure. The contents are comfortable. The publication page has a previous owner signature and label. The front page has handling marks. The pages are mild-mannered, contented, clean and clear, certain. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Capt. R.S. Webb, MBE, RFA (1892-1976): From Shropshire to Paarl via Geodesy and Lesotho

Capt. R.S. Webb, MBE, RFA (1892-1976): From Shropshire to Paarl via Geodesy and Lesotho

By: Smith, J R

Price: $76.00

Publisher: South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors, Johannesburg: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfgi

ISBN: 0620189800

Condition: Very Good


120 pages (complete). A patrician copy. Included is a compliments slip from the South African Journal of Surveying and Mapping / Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Landmeetkunde en Kartering. The covers are benign. They have light wear from storage. They are comfortable and sure and tidy. The frontispage has some foxing. The contents are pleasing. They are placid and contented. The pages are clean, clear, confident. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Hani: A Life Too Short

By: Smith, Janet; Tromp, Beauregard

Price: $11.40

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers: 2010

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 45gv

ISBN: 1868423492

Condition: Used: Very Good


wraps are slightly shelf rubbed.creased. well bound.very good copy.Due to weight postal adjustments may be required.[Restored]05-07-2019Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Saul Solomon: The Member for Cape Town

By: Solomon, W E Gladstone

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Geoffrey Cumberledge / Oxford University Press, Cape Town: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 90ms

Condition: Good


362 pages (complete). Inscribed to Ralph Kilpin (a well known Clerk of Parliament) and signed by W E Gladstone Solomon, Saul Solomon's son (dated: Nov 1948). Included: A handwritten letter to the Africana specialist, Dr Frank Bradlow from Daisy Solomon (the daughter of Saul Solomon). Also included is a booklet, "Symbols of Unity, Strength and Stability" published / issued by The South African Mutual Life Assurance Society/ Cape Town Chamber of Commerce. A placid copy. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The dustjacket itself is a little marked and worn from shelv... View more info

Image for 'n Nederlander in Diens van die Oranje-Vrystaat - Uit die nagelate papiere van Dr Hendrik P N Muller Oud-Konsul van die Oranje-Vrystaat

'n Nederlander in Diens van die Oranje-Vrystaat - Uit die nagelate papiere van Dr Hendrik P N Muller Oud-Konsul van die Oranje-Vrystaat

By: Spies, Dr F J du T

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 66os

Condition: Very Good


311 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A benignly owned copy. The boards have shelving and storage wear about all corners, edges and seams. The faces are scuffed, marked from handling and storage. They are even yet steady and sure. The contents are mild. The pages do have light storage wear to the bottom corners. The frontis papers have wear about the binding (but the efficiency of the book is unaffected). The contents are otherwise pleasing. They are clean, clear, confident, conscientious, earnest, competent. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery ... View more info

Image for 'n Nederlander in Diens van die Oranje-Vrystaat - Uit die nagelate papiere van Dr Hendrik P N Muller Oud-Konsul van die Oranje-Vrystaat

'n Nederlander in Diens van die Oranje-Vrystaat - Uit die nagelate papiere van Dr Hendrik P N Muller Oud-Konsul van die Oranje-Vrystaat

By: Spies, Dr F J du T

Price: $45.60

Publisher: Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 65os

Condition: Very Good


532 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A benignly aging copy. The paper dustjacket has wear all about. It is tanned about the edges. It is otherwise intact and sure. The blue boards have wear about the edges, corners and seams. They have some shallow scuffing and storage marks. They are steady, comfortable. The papertrims are tanned. The contents are in general, clean, clear, earnest, tight, tidy, competent, comfortable. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Hamelberg en die Oranje-Vrystaat

By: Spies, F J du Toit

Price: $47.50

Publisher: N V Swets en Zeitlinger, Amsterdam: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cbgk

Condition: Very Good


431 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. The paper is of good quality despite being from and used during the Nazi occupation of Holland. A copy in decent condition. The boards have wear and some scuffing. The boards are firm and solid. There are previous owner signatures. The contents are assured, neat, tidy, clean, clear. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek : A bio-bliographical sketch

By: Spohr, Otto H

Price: $47.50

Publisher: University of Cape Town Libraries: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31jt

Condition: Very Good


78 pages (complete). A healthy copy. Informally produced. Simple boards with cloth tape spine. The boards have very light storage marks and wear about the edges, some shallow scuffing. They are firm and secure. Price and stamped signature on the front board. The contents are smart, neat, tidy, clear, clean, hale, very assured. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek : A bio-bliographical sketch

Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek : A bio-bliographical sketch

By: Spohr, Otto H

Price: $47.50

Publisher: University of Cape Town Lib: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32jt

Condition: Near Fine


78 pages (complete). A healthy copy. Informally produced. Simple boards with cloth tape spine. The boards have very light storage marks and wear about the edges, some shallow scuffing. They are firm and secure. Price and stamped signature on the front board. The contents are smart, neat, tidy, clear, clean, hale, very assured. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Kitty Barry : Die Pastoriemoeder van Calitzdorp

Kitty Barry : Die Pastoriemoeder van Calitzdorp

By: Stals, E L P

Price: $104.50

Publisher: Pro Ecclesia-drukkery, Stellenbosch (printer): 1964

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: cfgm

Condition: Very Good


108 pages (complete). Inscribed on the frontispage : "Mr F R Bradlow. Thankyou for an interesting talk on Africana. R L Barry 4.6.71. Robertson" Roelof 'Roelou' Louis Barry was the son of Kitty Barry. F R Bradlow was a highly regarded Africana collector and specialist from Cape Town. In Afrikaans throughout. A placid, pleasing copy. Fully bound in leather. Gilt stamped titling (fresh and agleam). The boards are neat, tidy, healthy. The early and end pages have storage related foxing. Otherwise, the contents are very clean, clear, assured, genial, convivial. fkOrders over $50.... View more info

Image for Just Nuisance - Life Story of an Able Seaman who Leads a Dog's Life

Just Nuisance - Life Story of an Able Seaman who Leads a Dog's Life

By: Steyn, Leslie M

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Stewart Printing Company (Pty.) Ltd., Cape Town: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bsvh

Condition: Fair


36 pages (complete). A resolute copy. The covers are much worn, scuffed and marked from storage. They are still stoic and secure. The contents are mild-mannered. There are some occasional handling marks, some occasional foxing. However, the contents are, by and large, benign, placid, affectionate, clear, comfortable: they may be read with enjoyment and contentment. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info