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Saga of a Queen

By: McCock, Cyril

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Nasionale Pers, Beperk (printer): 1949

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 83ie

Condition: Good


166 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Cyril McCock on the frontispage (dated: 2nd February 1951). A casually owned copy of this novel about the Queen of Sheba. The boards are much worn, marked and scuffed from storage and handling. They are steady and sure. The contents are mild-mannered. There are occasional handling, storage marks, but in general, and by far, the pages are clean, clear, comfortable, composed. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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A Veldt Official - A Novel of Circumstance

By: Mitford, Bertram

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Ward, Lock, & Bowden, Limited, London: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34id

Condition: Good


324 pages (complete). A comfortably owned copy. The boards have a clear plastic protective cover. The boards have wear about all edges and seams from shelving and handling. They have some scuffing and some handling marks. They are benign, secure. The contents are amiably worn from use, ownership. There are occasional age-related marks, some flecks of foxing about. Otherwise, the contents are benevolent, affable, assured, clean, clear, certain. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley : A Tale of the Zulu Border

By: Mitford, Bertram

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Chatto and Windus, London: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 89ie

Condition: Fair


268 pages (complete). An affable copy. The boards have a clear plastic protective cover. The boards have wear, scuffing, marks from age, shelving and handling. They are comfortable and sure. The contents are elderly. They have wear, foxing, mottling. They are still assured, competent, benign, clean(ish), clear. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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A Veldt Official : A Novel of Circumstance

By: Mitford, Bertram

Price: $5.70

Publisher: Ward, Lock, & Bowden, Limited, London: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42ly

Condition: Fair


324 pages (complete). A much owned copy. The spine has been repaired with a leather patch. The boards are much worn, marked, scuffed all about. The spine too has wear. It is also sunned / discoloured. Boards and spine, though, are steady and sure. The contents also have much wear from use and age. They have handling and age-related marks. However, the contents are sure, assured, clear, convivial, ready, resolute, competent, contented. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Marina de la Rey

By: Moor, Charlotte

Price: $285.00

Publisher: Digby Long, & Co, London: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 28kx

Condition: Very Good


304 pages (complete). Inscribed from Charlotte Moore to Sir Matthew Nathan, Governor of Natal from 1907-1909 (who was more successful as an imperial administrator than at home - he was Under-Secretary for Ireland at the time of the Easter Uprising and was persuaded to resign due to his handling of the situation), on the frontispage. Moore dated the inscription, "Maritzburg, Natal. 1907. Sept. 9th." Moore also inscribed a lengthy paen to Queen Victoria's Health on the half-title page: "The Queen's Health - Written 1899 / The Queen! God Bless Her!/ In our hand we hold/ A cup filled... View more info

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Wine of Good Hope

By: Rame, David

Price: $4.75

Publisher: Collins, London: 1939

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 2jg

Condition: Good


482 pages (complete). Second impression same month as publication. A placid copy. The boards have wear, scuffing, marks. They are even yet, sturdy, sound. The contents have some flurries of foxing here and there. The pages are patient, engaging, clean, clear, certain, comfortable. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Walk in the Shadows

By: Reichman, Pete

Price: $76.00

Publisher: Vantage Press, New York: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bzlr

Condition: Very Good


391 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Pete Reichman on the frontispage (dated: 5th July '72). A healthy copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj is tidy, neat with very light shelving wear to the seams and edges. The boards are placid with light shelving wear. The contents are most agreeable. They are tight, clean, clear, convivial, confident. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Fighter in Khaki : A Romance of the Present Boer War

By: Rodd, Ralph

Price: $142.50

Publisher: John Long, London: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 46kv

Condition: Very Good


255 pages (complete). Signed by Ralph Rodd on the title page (dated: 23/3/09). A baleful but ultimately benign copy. The boards are much scuffed, worn, marked all about from age, handling and storage. They are steady and sure. Within, the frontispage has been removed. Whilst there is evidence of contented use throughout, the pages are clean, clear, comfortable, keen.Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Patricia : A South African Romance - 2 volumes

By: Romondt, Marcus

Price: $114.00

Publisher: The Author: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9ld

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes. It is VERY RARE to come across BOTH volumes of this novel by the Boer spy, nationalist and health controversialist, Johanna Brandt (she used Marcus Romondt as a pen-name). The boards of both books have handling marks and wear all about. They are scuffed and benign. They are also secure and comfortable. The papertrims are flushed with foxing. In volume I the early and later pages have rashes of foxing. Otherwise, the pages are clean, clear, comfortable. Volume 2's contents are mild-mannered, assured, clean, clear, companionable. A comforting set. fkOrders over $50.00 are sh... View more info

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Kruger's Wagon : A Romance of Adventure

By: Rose, F Horace

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Duckworth, London: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1hr

Condition: Very Good


256 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The boards are benign. They have light wear about the edges. The papertrims have light foxing. The pages are comfortable, contented, clean, clear, congenial. fkOur orders are shipped using tracked delivery services. Most orders delivered in 5-10 business days. View more info

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Halcyon Days in Africa

By: Saint-Mandé, Wilfred

Price: $42.75

Publisher: Eric Partridge Ltd at the Scholartis Press, London: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100il

Condition: Good


340 pages (complete). A relaxed copy. The author's note to his book is hard to beat: "This novel depicts incidentally the evils wrought in South Africa by a stupid, short-sighted, malevolent nationalism that brought the country to the verge of bankruptcy and civil war. After a reign of nine years (1924-1933), the Nationalist Government agreed to a Coalition rather than face inevitable defeat at the polls. Such a step heralded, no doubt, the dawn of a brighter day for that distracted country." Plus ça change .... The boards have wear all about. They have scuffing, handling marks. ... View more info

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From Man to Man or Perhaps Only ...

By: Schreiner, Olive

Price: $28.50

Publisher: T Fisher Unwin Limited (Ernest Benn Limited), London: 1926

Edition: 2nd impression

Seller ID: bzbm

Condition: Good


483 pages (complete). A placid copy. The boards are sound, secure. The contents are mild-mannered. The front pastedown has an ex-libris plate. The pages are comfortable, amiable, clean, clear. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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From Man to Man or Perhaps Only ...

By: Schreiner, Olive

Price: $28.50

Publisher: T Fisher Unwin Ltd, London: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cbhk

Condition: Fair


483 pages (complete). Ex-library copy with consequent debris, residue, annotations, wear, usage, marks. The book is resolutely comfortable. The boards are worn all about. They have marks, scuffing. Within, the contents are worn from handling and usage throughout. However, they are mild-mannered, clear, certain, a little aged, competent. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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By Veldt and Kopje

By: Scully, William Charles

Price: $38.00

Publisher: T Fisher Unwin, London: 1907

Edition: 2nd impression

Seller ID: 52if

Condition: Good


301 pages (complete). A placid copy. Second impression on the same year as first publication. At some stage the book has been re-bound. The boards are worn, scuffed and marked from handling and shelving. The contents have flurries of foxing throughout. The pages are clean, clear, confident, convivial, certain, comfortable. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The Root Is One

By: Sepamla, Sipho

Price: $61.75

Publisher: Rex Collings, London / David Philip, Capetown: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: cebr

ISBN: 0860360830

Condition: Near Fine


131 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Sipho Sepamla on the frontispage (dated: 24/4/80). Sepamla was part of the resurgence of black creative writing in the 1970s after the 'silence' of the sixties. This novel, his first, was in part his response to the 1976 Uprisings in Soweto (in particular). A most pleasing copy. The dustjacket is healthy. It has some light wear and scuffing. It is otherwise sure and secure. The boards are tidy. They do have some light corner wear. The contents are in excellent condition. The pages are fresh, clean, clear, certain, assured, most pleasing.... View more info

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The Beadle

By: Smith, Pauline

Price: $11.40

Publisher: A.A Balkema: 1956

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: bwjj

Condition: Very Good


203 pages (complete). New edition limited to 1500 copies. A comfortable copy. Rebound by publisher(?). The boards have scuffing, wear, marks. They are steady and sound. The end papers have some insect wear. Previous owner sticker on the frontispage. Internally clean, clear, tight, fresh-faced, amiable and agreeable. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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With Love from Gwenno

By: Stormberg, R Y [Mrs Pieter de Bruyn]

Price: $104.50

Publisher: T Maskew Miller, Cape Town: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82kt

Condition: Very Good


97 pages (complete). An amiable copy. This genial novel has been oft quoted for its early use of South African patois, idiom (the Welsh used in the book was of general use). Black full leather boards with stamped gold titling. The boards have wear, scuffing, marks from shelving and handling. They are benign and steady. The inside front and end boards are rimmed in gold decoration. The end papers are of moiré. The guttering along the title page is cracked. But, the security of the book is unaffected. The contents are pleasing. They are comfortable, congenial, clean, clear, certain, ... View more info

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Beyond the Bustle : A Tale of South Africa

By: Tayler, Jenner

Price: $76.00

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited, London: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82la

Condition: Good


268 pages (complete). A hardy copy. The boards are much worn, marked, scuffed all about from handling, shelving and storage. They are benign with age. Nonetheless, they are steady and sure. The contents are placid. There is evidence of contented use throughout with the page edges bearing wear, there are some handling marks. However, the pages are tight, clean, clear, warm-hearted, contented, competent, keen. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Spud - Learning to Fly

By: Van De Ruit, John

Price: $66.50

Publisher: Penguin Books, South Africa: 2009

Edition: Limitedcdat

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: cdat

ISBN: 0143026259

Condition: Near Fine


412 pages (complete). Limited pre-publication copy. Inscribed and signed by John van der Ruit on the first free page. The matte covers are smart, neat, very healthy. The pages are tight, fresh, clean, clear, certain, convivial. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Pavarotti II : The World's Most Famous Cat

By: Van Heyningen, Annette

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Naledi, South Africa: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: cheb

ISBN: 1920654100

Condition: Near Fine


423 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Annette van Heyningen on the front inside cover. A very smart copy. The covers are neat. They have very, very mild user wear to the edges and corners. The contents are most pleasing. They are bright, fresh, very clean and clear, very confident, most convivial - as if new throughout. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info