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An Auto-Biographical Memoir of Petrus Borchardus Borcherds, Esq., late Civil Commissioner ofo Cape Division and Resident Magistrate for Cape Town and District thereof, and Cape District. Being a Plain Narrative of Occurences from early life to advanced age, chiefly intended for his children and descendants, countrymen and friends

By: Borcherds, Peter Borcherds

Price: $237.50

Publisher: A S Robertson, Cape Town: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 92qt

Condition: Very Good


500 pages (complete). A placid copy. An untrimmed copy of Borcherd's appointment as Permanent Sitting Commissioner in 1826 is affixed to the frontispage. Laid paper with watermark (1816). Also included: a handwritten/ handmade chart (from a previous owner) of Borcherd's journey to the northern frontier with Petrus Truter. The distances are marked in hours and miles. It is wonderfully fresh and neat. Previous owner signature (J C Beattie) on the frontispage. A mild-mannered copy. The boards have blind-stamped decoration. Gilt titling on the spine (benign). The boards have wear from s... View more info

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Of Them I Spoke

By: Fourie, Sid

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Esco Publishers: 1977

Edition: Fourth Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bpwh

Condition: Good


253 pages (complete). Signed by Sid Fourie on the title page (dated: 18.3.78). To describe Sid Fourie as 'Mr Jansenville' would be to underestimate his devotion to the town. This is his collection of memories and journalism. The dustjacket is much worn (it is included). The skivertex covers are healthy and sound. The corners and edges have some light wear. The pages are neat, clean, clear, neighbourly, amiable. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Kumbuke: Erlebnisse eines arztes in Deutsch-Ost-Afrika

By: Hauer, August

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Dom-Verlag, Berlin: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 49rx

Condition: Good


329 pages (complete). In German throughout. Teutonic font. A benign copy. Cloth covered boards. The corners have storage knocks. The boards are scuffing, rubbing and little marked from storage. They are steady. The contents are tanned about the edges. The illustrations are genteel. The pages are clean, clear, certain, convivial. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Days Gone By: Being some account of past years chiefly in Central Africa

By: Hine, J E

Price: $190.00

Publisher: John Murray, London: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 72rw

Condition: Very Good


313 pages. The frontispiece is absent. An amiable copy. Inscribed by the Bishop on the frontispage: "The Library Unive. Mission. London from the writer October 10- 1924". Also included a photograph of Bishop Hine on a stiff board backing. The boards have some scuffing, wear, markings and stains all about from handling and storage. Nonetheless, the boards are steady and sure. The contents are agreeable. Whilst the contents have indications of use (with some light corner and edge wear), the pages are clean, clear, comfortable, kindly, assured, benevolent. fkOrders over $50.00... View more info

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Achtzen Jahre in Sudafrika: Erlibnisse und Abenteuer eines Schweden im Goldlande

By: Karrstrom, E J; Kanel, Friedr. von (trans)

Price: $21.85

Publisher: H W Theodor Dieter, Leipzig: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 48rx

Condition: Good


355 pages (complete). In German throughout. Teutonic font. Illustrated cloth covered boards. The boards have wear, marks, scuffing. They are sound and sure. The contents are benign. The pages are waved from storage conditions. Otherwise, the pages are clean, clear, certain, competent, convivial. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info