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The Morkels : Family History and Family Tree

By: Morkel, Philip Morkel

Price: $114.00

Publisher: The Author: 1961

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 73kl

Condition: Very Good


74 pages (complete). A placid copy. From the library of the esteemed Africana collector, Frank Bradlow. Inscribed to Bradlow from Philip Morkel: "To my good friend Frank Bradlow from one who has experienced ever-deeply pleasures in his friendship and interest - Philip W Morkel" (dated: Cape Town 25th October 1961). Family history of the old Cape family - original owners of the present day Vergelegen and Morgenstern. They are best known now for their vineyards, Rugby players (at least 2 Springbok captains and 11 for Western Province) and for founding Morkels Furniture store chain. ... View more info

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Chronicle of the Family : Vol 1, No 1, April 1913 - Vol 7, No 2, April 1920

By: Murray, May ; Anderson, Effie ; Murray, Kathleen

Price: $190.00

Publisher: Private: 1913

Seller ID: 70mf

Condition: Very Good


Complete. Privately printed magazine / periodical by and for the Molteno family. For eight years, 1913 to 1920, the Chronicle of the Family was published three times a year. Each issue was 20 or 30 pages long.  May and Effie would collect news of family doings, select extracts from letters sent by their relations from other parts of the world, and ask the older generation to write down their recollections of earlier times. The result is a treasure trove of information about the family that is seldom rivalled. This volume has all copies bound in half leather. The boards have wear, scuffin... View more info

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Bestemor Schram : Her Story and her Descendants 1843 to 1979

By: Norenius, Constance Sophie ;Hagen, Ida (Ed) ; Stewart, Graham (Ed)

Price: $34.20

Publisher: The Author: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: chbw

Condition: Very Good


Complete. Inscribed by Constance Norenius to her son, Peter, on the Preface page. Also included is a photograph of Constance Norenius affixed to the back inside cover. A mild-mannered copy. The card covers have some light wear and scuffing. They are mellow and sure. The contents have evidence of contented ownership. The pages have some very, very mild user wear. Otherwise, the contents are clean, clear, affectionate, most diligent and dutiful, congenial and amiable. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Die Groot Afrikaanse Familienaamboek

By: Pama, C

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Human & Rousseau / Leserskring: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: buup

ISBN: 0798116188

Condition: Near Fine


380 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A tidy copy. The dustjacket is decent with some light shelving wear and scuffing. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are handsome and healthy. Within, the contents are in excellent condition. The pages are very clean, clear, diligent, amenable, confident and certain.Due to weight postal adjustments may be required. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Heraldry of South African Families : Coats of Arms, Crests, Ancestry

By: Pama, C

Price: $213.75

Publisher: A.A. Balkema, Cape Town: 1972

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 87mf

Condition: Very Good


365 pages (complete). Hand-numbered (by the author) 4 of a limited edition of 200 copies. Signed by Pama on the certification page. Quarter leather. A sound copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj has wear, scuffing, marks from handling and storage - these are light. The spine has been a little sunned. The dj is comfortable and sure. The marbled boards are most handsome. Stamped gilt titling. The boards are neat, tidy. The leather spine is elegant, serene. The paper trims have light sprinkles of foxing. The contents are satisfyingly neat, tidy. They a... View more info

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Het Geslacht Pama: Geschiedenis van een Humsterlandse Familie Gedurende Vyf Eeuwen

By: Pama, C

Price: $16.15

Publisher: Private, South Africa: 1956

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 100qo

Condition: Very Good


159 pages (complete). In Dutch throughout. Numbered 5 of a limited edition of 30 copies. Thick card boards, cloth spine. The boards and spine are a little dusted by age and shelving. The boards are sure, steady, healthy. The contents are agreeably neat. The pagetrims have some shelving dulling and tanning. The contents are benevolent, comfortable, clean, clear, tidy, diligent, confident, congenial. fkOur orders are shipped using tracked delivery services. Most orders delivered in 5-10 business days. View more info

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Letters to my Grandchildren

By: Rissik, Agnes

Price: $237.50

Publisher: Private: 1969

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 3pt

Condition: Very Good


397 pages (complete). Numbered 140 of a limited edition of 350 copies. A comfortable copy. Included: 'Supplement containing five Family Trees' - an envelope containing charts for the Duncan, Rissik, Altmann, Leibbrandt, Alexander families [the envelope is foxed, the charts are very smart]; photocopied sheets listing papers of Senator James Denoon Duncan [father of Agnes Rissik] and of members of his family given to the Strange Africana Library Johannesburg by Agnes - signed by Ulrich Rissik (AR's grandson) - dated 19 March 1971; correspondence between Ulrich Rissik and Frank Bradlow (the Af... View more info

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Hearts of Oak : 100 Years in Pondoland

By: Rock, Lyle M

Price: $190.00

Publisher: The Author, Pietermaritzburg: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 40md

ISBN: 0620019603

Condition: Near Fine


178 pages (complete). Signed by Lyle Rock on the introduction page. Full leather, pressed gilt titling. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj has light wear about the edges from shelving. It has light scuffing and marking. It is otherwise comfortable and sure. The boards are handsome, healthy. The contents too, are most gratifying. They are amiable, convivial, certain, clean and clear, generous. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Pip and Charlie - The story of my grandparents Edith and Charles Francis Coombs 1864 - 1961

By: Schaffner, Megan Helen

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Pimelea Press, Hobart, Tasmania: 2002

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: blce

ISBN: 0958090009

Condition: Good


147 pages (complete). In general this is a very smart copy of this affectionate, detailed family history. Included: a card written and signed by Megan Schaffner (dated: 30.01.03). The blue boards are very smart and tidy and healthy. The contents are most agreeable. They do have very occasional handling marks to the edges of some pages. Otherwise, they are tight, proud, clean, clear, confident - as new. At the rear, three folded family trees are housed in a neat, fresh pocket. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Arnold Wilhelm Spilhaus : Remiscences and Family Records

By: Spilhaus, M Whiting (Ed)

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Private: 1950

Seller ID: 5md

Condition: Very Good


108 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The boards are much worn all about from storage, handling. There are many marks from age, storage, handling. However, the boards are steady and sound. The contents are pleasing. They are clean, clear, convivial, genial, diligent, certain. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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James Rattray and his descendants in South Africa, 1822-1992

By: Stapylton-Adkins, Dawn

Price: $142.50

Publisher: The Author: 1992

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 10kz

ISBN: 0620169680

Condition: Near Fine


95 pages plus index plus genealogical charts (complete). Hand-numbered 82 of a limited edition of 100 copies. A smart copy. The blood-red boards have light shelving wear to the corners. Stamped gold titling (benign). The boards are healthy and steady. The contents are most pleasing. They are very clear, very clean, most conscientious, produced with care and respect, certain and confident. fkOur orders are shipped using tracked delivery services. Most orders delivered in 5-10 business days. View more info

Image for Een Familie : Kroniek en Geslagsregister van die familie Steenberg, Steinberg, Steijnberg, Steynburg, Steynbergh, Steynsburg

Een Familie : Kroniek en Geslagsregister van die familie Steenberg, Steinberg, Steijnberg, Steynburg, Steynbergh, Steynsburg

By: Steynburg, Lieselore (compiler)

Price: $76.00

Publisher: The Author: 1983

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 33jj

ISBN: 0620069236

Condition: Very Good


269 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. Signed by Lieselore Steynberg on the title page (dated: 30 September 1983). The boards are mild-mannered. They have wear about the edges, corners and seams. They are scuffed and little marked from handling. They are otherwise placid and sure. The frontis and end papers have residue marks from scotch-tape. The contents are most diligent and dutiful. Steynberg has worked exceptionally carefully and the contents are tidy, neat, orderly, clean and clear, confident and generous. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery s... View more info

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The Ardernes & Their Garden: A family chronicle

By: Tredgold, Arderne

Price: $66.50

Publisher: Arderne Book Trust, Cape Town: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 58ih

ISBN: 0620153717

Condition: Near Fine


150 pages (complete). A serene copy. Of interest: the book is signed on the frontispage by Betty Dwight, the well-known Cape Town floral artist and conservationist. The illustrated laminated boards are neat, tidy, sure. They have very light wear to the corners. The contents are in excellent condition. They are poised, ordered, clean, clear, fresh, tight, generous. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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A Small World: Charles Webber and his Descendants

By: Van As, Norma

Price: $266.00

Publisher: Norma Van As, Cape Town: 1981

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 33lc

ISBN: 0620052260

Condition: Very Good


492 pages (complete). Numbered 759 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. A genially owned, tidy copy. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing, marks all about. It is secure and sure. The boards are neat. They do have shelving wear to the edges. They are simple, healthy, steady. The contents have evidence of contented use throughout. The pages have mild user creases fore and aft. However, the pages are very clean, very clear, assiduous, benevolent, very assured. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Frank : A Farmer and His Diary

By: van Niekerk, Vida

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Private: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bpmw

ISBN: 0620429038

Condition: Poor


388 pages (complete). A stoic copy. At some stage this poor copy has been subjected to damp storage conditions. The consequences are throughout the book with staining and page wrinkling. The covers are worn, creased and marked. They are secure and benign. The pages, despite the damp damage, are accessible, amenable, amiable, clear and may be used for reference and resource with complete confidence. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The De Pass Family - Thesis submitted for the Degree of BA (Hons) in Fashion, Faculty of Art and Design, Bristol Polytechnic

By: Walker, Rebecca

Price: $76.00

Publisher: The Author: 1979

Seller ID: 4mc

Condition: Very Good


169 pages (complete). Photocopied contents. Text appears on facing pages only. Inscribed to Frank Bradlow (the Africana specialist and collector) by Sam Davis who had assisted Rebecca Walker with her thesis. Bound by Davis. Included: two photocopied articles on the De Pass family by Sam Davis. The boards are neat, healthy. They have very light handling wear. The contents are tight, informal, clean, clear, certain, convivial. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Optimum Solum

By: Wijtenburg, B H J M

Price: $76.00

Publisher: The Author: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35if

Condition: Near Fine


103 pages plus addenda and family trees (in pocket at rear) (complete). A very smart copy of this history of the Wijtenburg family in South Africa. The covers are neat, tidy, healthy, sound. The contents are in excellent condition. They are clean, clear, bold, diligent, assiduous, engaging, certain. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Mackenzie Saga: The Story of the Mackenzie family of Fochabers, Scotland, of their contribution to the Development of Southern Africa through the professional practice of chartered accountancy as also through the handling, management and investment of money in mining, industry, banking and commerce. 1700-1975

Mackenzie Saga: The Story of the Mackenzie family of Fochabers, Scotland, of their contribution to the Development of Southern Africa through the professional practice of chartered accountancy as also through the handling, management and investment of money in mining, industry, banking and commerce. 1700-1975

By: Wilson, A. N

Price: $68.40

Publisher: Private: 1977

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 86se

ISBN: 062002237X

Condition: Near Fine


228 pages (complete). Hand-numbered 290 of an unspecified number of privately distributed copies. Signed by the great A N Wilson on the title page. A pleasing copy. The book is housed in a slipcase. The case has marks, light wear from shelving and storage. It is otherwise sturdy and sound. The boards are handsome and healthy. The contents have very, very occasional spots of foxing particularly to the fore. Otherwise, the pages are smart, very bright and fresh, clean and clear, certain, hale. Please note that should the book need be posted to the outside of South Africa extra postal c... View more info