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Image for Introduction to Fanakalo for Mining Personnel : Draft for experimental use and comment, adapted from the original "Introduction to Fanakalo" by M Whyte

Introduction to Fanakalo for Mining Personnel : Draft for experimental use and comment, adapted from the original "Introduction to Fanakalo" by M Whyte

By: N/A

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Anglo American Corporation of South Africa, Limited:

Seller ID: 21jm

Condition: Fair


Complete. A resolute copy. At some stage the book has been subjected to damp storage conditions. Consequently there are some stains towards the end of the booklet, some colour-run on the covers from the spine. A casually owned copy. The covers have wear, marks, scuffing. They are secure and amiable. The contents have some annotations, some wear. They are otherwise placid, clean, clear, competent, certain. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Lys van Spoorweg- en ander Tegniese Terme / List of Railway and other Technical Terms

By: N/A

Price: $30.40

Publisher: Government Printer, Pretoria: 1939

Seller ID: 81om

Condition: Very Good


139 pages (complete). Please note that text appears on facing sides only. A sturdy copy. The boards have storage stains about the top edges. The gilt titling is fresh. The edges, corners have handling and shelving wear. Slight scuffing marks. The boards are sure and healthy. The contents have very mild storage marks along the top corners, edges. However, the pages are clean, clear, tidy, confident, assiduous. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Suid-Sotho/ Southern Sotho - Terminologie en Spelreels No 3/ Terminology and Orthography No 3

Suid-Sotho/ Southern Sotho - Terminologie en Spelreels No 3/ Terminology and Orthography No 3

By: N/A

Price: $32.30

Publisher: Departement van Bantoe-Onderwys / Department of Bantu Education, Pretoria: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21qc

Condition: Very Good


226 pages (complete). In English and Afrikaans. A placid copy. The covers are freckled with storage foxing, scuffing, handling and storage wear about the edges. The covers are otherwise healthy and sure. The contents are pleasing. Stapled spine. The very early pages have very, very shallow rashes of foxing. The pages are very clean, clear, tidy, orderly, conscientious, certain, assured. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Linguas de Angola: Elementos de Gramatica Ganguela - Idioma falado na regiao do Cubango Provincia de Angola - Segundo os estudos do Revo. Pe. L Lecomte

Linguas de Angola: Elementos de Gramatica Ganguela - Idioma falado na regiao do Cubango Provincia de Angola - Segundo os estudos do Revo. Pe. L Lecomte

By: Baiao, Pe. Domingos Vieira

Price: $52.25

Publisher: Centro dos Estudos Filologicos, Lisboa: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 70ob

Condition: Good


201 pages (complete). In Portuguese throughout. A passive copy. The rather heroically-inclined covers have wear, scuffing, handling and shelving marks. The spine has been sunned. It is worn. The spine and the covers are secure and sure. The contents are clean, clear, a little tanned about the edges from paper quality and age, diligent, graciously-intended, orderly, companionable. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Nharo Wordlist (Occasional Publications No 2)

By: Barnard, Alan

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Department of African Studies, University of Natal, Durban: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 20of

Condition: Good


238 pages (complete). Alan Barnard signed a compliments slip that is affixed to the inside front cover. A much owned copy. The covers are scruffy. They are worn, marked, creased all about from handling and shelving. They are resolutely secure. The contents have evidence of much use throughout. There are annotations; there is wear throughout. Nonetheless, the pages sure, clean and clear, assured, generous, orderly. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Chiswina Grammar with English-Chiswina Dictionary and Chiswina-English Vocabulary

Chiswina Grammar with English-Chiswina Dictionary and Chiswina-English Vocabulary

By: Biehler, Rev E

Price: $34.20

Publisher: Jesuit Brothers: 1927

Seller ID: 29kh

Condition: Good


428 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The boards are much worn, creased, scuffed, marked, even a little cracked from use, storage, ownership. The spine has been repaired / reinforced with cloth tape. The boards are steady, passive. The contents are gently aged. They bear much evidence of repeated, contented use throughout with some wear, some handling marks. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, benign, benevolent, diligent, benevolent, generous of spirit, competent. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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An Abridged English-Zulu Word-Book / Incwadi Yabantu Yamazwi Esingisi Echasiselwe Ngesizulu

By: Bryant, A T

Price: $4.75

Publisher: Marianhill Mission Press: 1953

Edition: Seventh Edition

Seller ID: btav

Condition: Fair


378 pages (complete). A much owned, comfortable copy. The boards are worn, marked and scuffed all about. They are secure and benign. Within, the contents are relaxed, clear, mellow-minded, clean, competent, amenable. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for A Zulu-English Dictionary with notes on pronunciation, a revised orthography and derivations and cognate words from many languages, including also a vocabulary of Hlonipa words, Tribal-names, etc., A Synopsis of Zulu Grammar and Concise History of the Zulu People from the most ancient times

A Zulu-English Dictionary with notes on pronunciation, a revised orthography and derivations and cognate words from many languages, including also a vocabulary of Hlonipa words, Tribal-names, etc., A Synopsis of Zulu Grammar and Concise History of the Zulu People from the most ancient times

By: Bryant, Alfred T

Price: $190.00

Publisher: Marianhill Mission Press, Pinetown, Natal / P Davis & Sons, Maritzburg and Durban / J C Juta & Co., Capetown etc: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 95le

Condition: Very Good


778 pages (complete). A VERY RARE copy of this FIRST EDITION of this extraordinarily important dictionary of the Zulu language. Bryant's dictionary was by far the most advanced and comprehensive dictionary of its time, when it was published. It is placid copy. The boards have wear, scuffing, marks from shelving, storage and handling. They are comfortable and secure. The spine is amiably worn, but is fit and sure. The contents are pleasing. The pages do have tanning from age and shelving around the edges. However, the text is unaffected. The frontispapers have various previous owner s... View more info

Image for De Nedersuitsche Taal in Zuid-Afrika Hersteld zijnde eene Handleiding tot de Kennis Dier Taal naar de plaatselijke behoefte van het land geweijzigd

De Nedersuitsche Taal in Zuid-Afrika Hersteld zijnde eene Handleiding tot de Kennis Dier Taal naar de plaatselijke behoefte van het land geweijzigd

By: Changuion, A N E

Price: $142.50

Publisher: Richert, Pike & Co (printer), Cape Town: 1844

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 99rn

Condition: Good


246 pages plus glossary of Cape Dutch words. An amiably aged copy. Quarter leather. The boards are scruffy, much worn, scuffed and marked all about. The leather spine too, has wear, scuffing, aging. The boards and spine are sure. Within the binding at the back of the book is loose. The security of the contents is unaffected. The frontispage has a gift inscription from the Revd W Thompson (of the Union Chapel in Cape Town and Agent for the South African Missions of the LMS), dated 1866. The front pastedown has an ex-libris plate. The binding along the frontis papers have been rudely r... View more info

Image for A Grammar of the Asante and Fante Language called Tshi (Chwee, Twi): Based on the Akuapem Dialect with reference ot the other (Akan and Fante) Dialects

A Grammar of the Asante and Fante Language called Tshi (Chwee, Twi): Based on the Akuapem Dialect with reference ot the other (Akan and Fante) Dialects

By: Christaller, Rev J G

Price: $361.00

Publisher: Basel Evang. Missionary Society, Basel: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18le

Condition: Good


203 pages (complete). A gently aging copy of this VERY RARE copy of the first edition of Christaller's historic book on the West African languages. Marbled boards. These are worn about the edges, scuffed all about, but are yet benign and calm. The spine has shelving and handling wear and sunning. It is fit and sure. There are ex-libris plates fore and aft. The contents are flushed with rashes of foxing throughout. However, the effect is shallow and unobtrusive. The pages are tight, certain, clean, clear, orderly, assured, very confident, bountiful, companionably agreeable. fkOur orde... View more info

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Zulu-English Dictionary

By: Colenso, Right Rev J W (Bishop of Natal)

Price: $49.40

Publisher: Messrs. Vause, Slatter & Co., Natal: 1905

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 35ly

Condition: Very Good


728 pages (complete). A placid copy. The boards have wear, marks, scuffing about all edges, corners and seams from storage, handling. They are however, secure and sure. The contents have general evidence of use throughout: there are some light handling marks, some mild, shallow creases. However, the pages are clean, clear, confident, certain, assured, neat, conscientious, benevolent, more than competent, keen. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Fanakalo through the medium of English

By: Erasmus, J S

Price: $36.10

Publisher: Anglo American Corporation of South Africa Limited, Springs, South Africa: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cgyh

Condition: Good


77 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The linen cloth cover has wear, marks all about from handling and storage. It is secure and sure. The contents have evidence of use throughout, however, the pages are clean, clear, orderly, certain, tidy. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Die Sprache der Nama nebst einem anhange enthaltend Sprachproben aus dem Munde des Volkes

Die Sprache der Nama nebst einem anhange enthaltend Sprachproben aus dem Munde des Volkes

By: Hahn, Dr Theophilus

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Johann Ambrosius Barth, Leipzig: 1870

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 81og

Condition: Very Good


74 pages (complete). In German throughout. A comfortable copy of this extremely rare book about the language of the Nama peoples of Southern Africa. Leather spine. Ex-library (Bibliothek der Hochschule / Lehranstalt fur die Wissenschaft Judentums, Berlin) copy with consequent labels, stamps, wear, residue. The boards have much wear about the edges, the faces are scratched, scuffed, mildly marked by storage and handling. The leather spine is mild-mannered. It has some light wear to the head and foot. The early pages has light handling and age marks and wear. Otherwise, the contents are... View more info

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Kafir-English Dictionary

By: Kropf, Rev Albert ; Godfrey, Rev Robert

Price: $156.75

Publisher: Lovedale Mission, South Africa: 1915

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 31la

Condition: Good


525 pages (complete). A generously owned copy. The boards are scruffy. They have much wear, marks, scuffing from age, storage and handling. The spine has been repaired. Even yet, it is worn, scuffed all about. They are resolutely steady and secure. The frontispage has a previous owner signature. The contents are mild-mannered, placid. The early and later pages are foxed. The papertrims are tanned. The pages are clean, clear, comfortable, certain, extraordinarily detailed and diligent, confident, competent. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Licoes de Gramatica de Quimbundo (Portuguese e Banto) Dialecto Omumbuim - Lingua Indigena de Gabela - Amboim - Quanza-Sul - Angola - Africa Ocidental Portuguese

By: Maia, P Antonio da Silva

Price: $61.75

Publisher: Missionario Secular de Archdiocese de Luanda / Escola Tipografica das Missoes, Cucujaes: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41ov

Condition: Very Good


201 pages (complete). Portuguese and Kimbundu. A comfortable copy. The covers have wear, handling discolouration about the edges. They are a little scuffed. They are otherwise secure and sure. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, confident, conscientious, bountiful, benevolent. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for Grundriss einer Lautlehre der Bantusprachen nebst Anleitung zur aufname von Bantusprachen - Anhang. Verzeichnis von Bantuwortstammen (Abhandlung fur die Kunde des Morgenlandes herausgegeben von der Deutschen Morgenlandischen Gesellschaft - XI Band - No 2)

Grundriss einer Lautlehre der Bantusprachen nebst Anleitung zur aufname von Bantusprachen - Anhang. Verzeichnis von Bantuwortstammen (Abhandlung fur die Kunde des Morgenlandes herausgegeben von der Deutschen Morgenlandischen Gesellschaft - XI Band - No 2)

By: Meinhof, Carl

Price: $190.00

Publisher: in Commission bei F A Brockhaus, Leipzig: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82sb

Condition: Near Fine


245 pages plus map (complete). In German. A comfortable copy of this RARE book. Quarter leather, marbled boards. The boards have wear about the edges, corners from shelving and use. They have scuffing, shelving scratches and wear-marks. The spine has general wear along the body. A label is worn and the writing indistinct. The boards are steady and sure. The frontispage has a previous owner signature. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, neat, smart, very healthy. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Temas de Linguistica Banta : Dos Cliques em Geral

By: Nogueira, Rodrigo de sa

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Centro de Estudos Politicos e Sociais da Junta de Investigacoes do Ultramar / Agencial Geral do Ultramar: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5oc

Condition: Very Good


230 pages (complete). In Portuguese throughout. A decent copy. The dustjacket is much worn, scuffed, marked from handling and storage all about. The dj is comfortable and secure. The boards are benign. The edges and corners have wear from shelving. They are steady and sound. The contents are earnest, clean and clear, diligent, tidy, neat, more than competent. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Image for The Languages of Mosambique.  Vocabularies of the Dialects of Lourenzo Marques, Inhambane, Sofala, Tette, Sena, Quellimane, Mosambique, Cape Delgado, Anjoane, The Maravi, Mudsau, &c - Drawn up from the Manuscripts of Dr Wm Peters, M Berl. Acad., and from other materials

The Languages of Mosambique. Vocabularies of the Dialects of Lourenzo Marques, Inhambane, Sofala, Tette, Sena, Quellimane, Mosambique, Cape Delgado, Anjoane, The Maravi, Mudsau, &c - Drawn up from the Manuscripts of Dr Wm Peters, M Berl. Acad., and from other materials

By: Peters, Dr Wm; Bleek, Dr Wm H J

Price: $1,330.00

Publisher: Harrison and Sons, London (printers): 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86rg

Condition: Very Good


403 pages (complete). A much owned copy of this RARELY encountered, but most influential book. Please note that book has only its back cover. However, most pleasingly the book is housed in a handsome, pleasing handmade box. Quarter leather. Gilt titling on a claret coloured leather patch on the brown leather spine. The spine is pleasing. The contents have much wear and marks all about. The front and back have wear, scuffing, marks from storage, handling, wear. The spine, although worn, is secure and sure. The papertrims are tanned. The contents have evidence of avid use throughout. ... View more info

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Kwanyama-English Dictionary

By: Turvey, B H C ; Zimmerman, W and Taapopi, G B (Eds)

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2kj

ISBN: 0854943153

Condition: Very Good


162 pages (complete). A decent copy. The boards are tidy. The front cover does have a small notation against the title (re-indicating Kwanyama to eshiKwanyama). The boards have wear about the edges and corners, they are scuffed, rubbed, assured. There is foxing fore and aft. Otherwise, the pages are very clean and clear, confident and certain, diligent and conscientious, comfortable and more than competent. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info