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Image for A G Visser in Beeld - Gedenkalbum (1 Maart 1878 - 10 Junie 1929)

A G Visser in Beeld - Gedenkalbum (1 Maart 1878 - 10 Junie 1929)

By: Stigting Nasionale Afrikaanse Letterkunde Museum en Navorsingsentrum (compiler)

Price: $34.20

Publisher: Perskor-Uitgewery, Johannesburg en Kaapstad: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bxpi

ISBN: 0628012705

Condition: Poor


106 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A baleful, resolute copy. At some stage the book has been subjected to damp storage conditions. There are damp stains to the edges of the book and pages. The dustjacket has wear, sunning, marks. It is sure. The boards have storage wear about all edges. The contents are marked from the damp. The pages are clear, benign, placid. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Held van Colenso : Die verhaal van genl. Louis Botha

By: Strydom, dr C J Scheepers

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Tafelberg-Uitgewers: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: canf

ISBN: 0624002586

Condition: Good


95 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A sure copy. The dustjacket has some wear, scuffing and marking. It is secure and sure. The boards are tidy, smart, healthy. The contents are mild-mannered and assured. The bottom corners have slight storage marks. Otherwise, the pages are clean, clear, confident, certain. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Held van Colenso : Die verhaal van genl. Louis Botha (S A Galery 9)

By: Strydom, dr C J Scheepers

Price: $42.75

Publisher: Tafelberg-Uitgewers (Edms) Bpk, Kaapstad: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cekv

ISBN: 0624002586

Condition: Good


95 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A gently aging copy. The dustjacket is foxed and worn from storage. It is secure and sure. The boards are tidy and simple; they are healthy. Within, the contents are foxed throughout from storage conditions. Otherwise, the pages are clean, clear, placid, assured, certain. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Lucky Jim: Memoirs of a Randlord

Lucky Jim: Memoirs of a Randlord

By: Taylor, J. B.

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Stonewall Books, Cape Town: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: caod

ISBN: 0620295082

Condition: Near Fine


205 pages (complete). A most pleasing copy. The covers are smart, neat. The contents are most clean, clear, certain, confident, convivial - as if new throughout. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Tibbie - Rachel Isabella Steyn, 1865-1955 : Haar lewe was haar boodskap

Tibbie - Rachel Isabella Steyn, 1865-1955 : Haar lewe was haar boodskap

By: Truter, Elbie

Price: $61.75

Publisher: Human & Rousseau, Kaapstad / Pretoria: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 63kl

ISBN: 0798137703

Condition: Very Good


317 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A contented copy of this biography of the Rachel Isabella Steyn, who was married to the last president of the Orange Free State. The dustjacket is healthy, neat. The boards are tranquil, hale, sure. The papertrims have some storage marks. The contents are in pleasing condition. They are clean, clear, diligent, careful, conscientious, confident. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Sailor Soldier

By: Tyndale-Biscoe, David

Price: $52.25

Publisher: The Author: 2004

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: ccyh

ISBN: 0620327529

Condition: Near Fine


296 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by David Tyndale-Biscoe on the frontispage : "Launch publication = 250 books only / This is No 236" - signature. A neat, smart copy of this biography of Commander Edward Carey Tyndale-Biscoe. The covers are tidy, good-looking. There is very mild user wear to corners and edges. The contents are most agreeable. They are very clean, clear, tight, bright, fresh, diligent. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Sailor Soldier

By: Tyndale-Biscoe, David

Price: $47.50

Publisher: The Author: 2006

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 1hq

ISBN: 0620327529

Condition: Fine


302 pages (complete). A very smart copy. The covers are neat, tidy, with barely any wear about the edges. The contents are in immaculate condition. They are very clean, very clear, very bright, most gratifying - as if new throughout! fkOur orders are shipped using tracked delivery services. Most orders delivered in 5-10 business days. View more info

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General J B M Hertzog

By: Van Den Heever, C M

Price: $17.10

Publisher: A P B Bookstore, Johannesburg: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: bptl

Condition: Good


303 pages (complete). English translation by the author, from original Afrikaans. A benign, decent copy. The covers have wear to all edges, corners and spine seams. The faces are healthy with some light marks from storage and handling. Within, the contents are very clean, fresh, creamy, thick, certain, confident. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Marthinus Theunis Steyn, 'n Lewensbeskrywing - 2 volumes

By: Van Der Merwe, N. J.

Price: $66.50

Publisher: Nasionale Pers, Beperkt: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 68qz

Condition: Near Fine


Two volumes (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. Mild mannered copies. Volume II has a dustjacket: this is much worn, torn. It has a clear cellophane protective cover. It is secure. The blue boards of both volumes are scuffed, worn about the edges and corners and seams from shelving, use. They are comfortable and sure. The frontispage of Vol.I has a presentation label. The contents are most pleasing. They are thick, clean, clear, healthy, agreeably confident, assured and certain of attitude. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for 400 Leiers in Suid-Afrika oor Vier Eeue: Beskouinge oor vierhonderd leierfigure in Suid-Afrika sedert die grondlegging

400 Leiers in Suid-Afrika oor Vier Eeue: Beskouinge oor vierhonderd leierfigure in Suid-Afrika sedert die grondlegging

By: Venter, E. A

Price: $47.50

Publisher: E.A. Venter, Potchefstroom: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 71kp

ISBN: 0620036222

Condition: Very Good


511 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A placid copy. The dustjacket has wear, tear, scuffing. It is, however, secure and comfortable. The boards have wear to all edges and corners from shelving. The covers have some handling marks, some shelving marks. They are secure and sure. Within, Venter has stamped his name and address twice. There is a previous owner signature. Despite some very general evidence of casual use, the pages are clean, clear, dutiful, conscientious, confident and more than competent. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Thomas Pringle : South African Pioneer, Poet and Abolitionist

By: Vigne, Randolph

Price: $38.00

Publisher: James Currey /UCT Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: cdyo

ISBN: 1775820130

Condition: Near Fine


270 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Randolph Vigne on the title page (dated: 12.2.13). A most pleasing copy. The covers are fresh, healthy. The contents are in excellent condition. They are clean, clear, bright, hale - as if new throughout. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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W P Schreiner : A South African

By: Walker, Eric A

Price: $42.75

Publisher: Oxford University Press / Humphrey Milford, London: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cdos

Condition: Good


386 pages (complete). An amiably aging copy. The dustjacket is foxed, scuffed, marked and worn from age and storage. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are benign, with light wear about the edges and spine. The paper trims are foxed and tanned. The contents are assured. They have some flushes of foxing here and there throughout. They are congenial, avuncular, clear, certain, competent, confident. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Lord De Villiers and His Times - South Africa 1842-1914

Lord De Villiers and His Times - South Africa 1842-1914

By: Walker, Eric A

Price: $43.70

Publisher: Constable & Company Ltd, London etc: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 73ji

Condition: Good


523 pages (complete). A benign, contented copy. The blue boards have scuffing, marks and wear. They are assured and steady and steady. The contents are dutiful and assured. They are genially aged - particularly to the paper trims. The pages are clean, clear, diligent, benevolent. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Thomas Baines : Artist and Explorer 1820-1875

By: Wallis, J P R

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfvm

Condition: Good


351 pages (complete). A benign copy. Note: The titling on the title page differs from the dustjacket: "Thomas Baines of King's Lynn Explorer and Artist, 1820-1875". The book was produced with wartime quality paper. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket is placid. It has wear to all edges and seams. It is scuffed and rubbed and marked from handling. The dj is however, relaxed and secure. The boards have shelving wear. They are otherwise steady, sound. The contents are contented. The frontispage has been removed. The front pastedown has a previo... View more info

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Fitz : The Story of Sir Percy FitzPatrick

By: Wallis, J P R

Price: $5.70

Publisher: Macmillan & Co Ltd., London: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3ix

Condition: Fair


278 pages (complete). Ex-library (Cape Provincial Library Service) copy with consequent debris, residue, labels, stamps, annotations, use and wear. A stable copy. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover (scruffy). The dj is worn, scuffed, marked, secure and sure. The boards are benign; there is some light wear and scuffing. They are steady. The contents have evidence of avid use throughout. The contents, though, are benign, clean, clear, contented, certain. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Thomas Baines of King's Lynn : Explorer and Artist, 1820-1875

Thomas Baines of King's Lynn : Explorer and Artist, 1820-1875

By: Wallis, J P R

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16ok

Condition: Very Good


351 pages (complete). A placid copy. From the library of Frank and Edna Bradlow (the eager, esteemed Africana specialists). Included: a press cutting from the 'Cape Argus' by the Bradlows about Thomas Baines. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover (a little scruffy). The dustjacket is dulled, worn, marked, scuffed. It is sure. The boards have shelving wear about the edges, corners from shelving. They are otherwise comfortable and steady. Within, the contents are amiable. The frontis and end papers have light tanning. The pages are comfortable, clean and clear, congenial... View more info

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King of Sea Diamonds: The Saga of Sam Collins

By: Williams, Roger

Price: $161.50

Publisher: W J Flesch & Partners (Pty) Ltd: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16ol

ISBN: 094998969X

Condition: Near Fine


176 pages (complete). An agreeably copy of this RARE book about the restless diamond-mining legend, Sam Collins, by the excellent Roger Williams. The book is housed in a blue slipcase. The case has very light wear to the edges. The dustjacket has shelving wear from shelving. It is healthy. The boards are smart and healthy. The contents are most pleasing. They are fresh, bright, clean, clear, convivial, tidy - as new throughout! fkOur orders are shipped using tracked delivery services. Most orders delivered in 5-10 business days. View more info

Image for The Life and Times of Sir Richard Southey KCMG etc - Formerly Colonial Secretary of the Cape Colony, and Lieut.-Governor of Griqualand West

The Life and Times of Sir Richard Southey KCMG etc - Formerly Colonial Secretary of the Cape Colony, and Lieut.-Governor of Griqualand West

By: Wilmot, The Hon Alex

Price: $45.60

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, London / T Maskew Miller, Cape Town etc: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35nd

Condition: Good


439 pages (complete). From the library of Julius Jeppe, the South African mining and property magnate: the front pastedown has an ex-libris plate with Jeppe's post-knighthood coat of arms. A placid copy. The boards have shelving wear to the corners and edges and seams. They have very light scuffing. The spine has a small label, wear to the head and foot. The spine is otherwise elegant. The contents have some amiable aging. The early and later pages have flushes, pools of foxing. The papertrims are tanned. The pages in general have some casual evidence of contented use throughout. Non... View more info

Image for Life and Work of George William Stow, South African Geologist and Ethnologist

Life and Work of George William Stow, South African Geologist and Ethnologist

By: Young, Robert B

Price: $118.75

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co., London / Darter Bros and Co., Cape Town: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 43rr

Condition: Near Fine


123 pages (complete). Inscribed by Young on the frontispage: "With the Author's Compliments". The boards have wear about all edges, corners, seams. They are scuffed, marked by handling and stacking. They are also assured and steady. The contents are most pleasing. The end papers are tanned. The pages are also thick, healthy, very clean and clear, most confident and certain, unblemished by hand and age. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info