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The African Colony: Studies in the Reconstruction

By: Buchan, John

Price: $237.50

Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 74sh

Condition: Very Good


404 pages (complete). A sound copy. Very recently rebound in full leather. New end papers. The papertrims have wear from use, shelving. The maps are fresh, bright with just the lightest wear. The contents have blotches, smears of foxing throughout. In general, and by far, the contents are clean, clear, congenial, comfortable, healthy, tidy, amenable. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The Rise of South Africa: A History of the Origin of South African Colonisation and of its Development Towards the East from the Earliest Times to 1857 - Four Volumes

By: Cory, G E

Price: $156.75

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co., London etc: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 85rg

Condition: Good


Four volumes. A benign set. All four have navy blue boards that are worn, scuffed, marked all about from use, handling, shelving and age. They are steady and sure. Volume I: 'From the Earliest Times to the Year 1820'. Please note that the illustration at page 126 is missing. Notably the front pastedown has an ex-libris plate for Thomas Lynedoch Graham (the grandson of John Graham, after whom Grahamstown was named), who was in the first post Anglo-Boer war government as Colonial Secretary. He also stood in for the Cape Prime Minister when he was away at the coronation of Edward VII. Gra... View more info

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The History of the Battles and Adventures of the British, the Boers, and the Zulus, &c., in Southern Africa - vol 2

By: Moodie, D C F

Price: $52.25

Publisher: Murray & St Leger, Cape Town: 1888

Seller ID: 9rl

Condition: Good


A benign copy. The titlepage and other contents pages etc are missing. The bibliographic information quoted is based on research. The book has been rebound, the early and late pages repaired. Previous owner signature (Annie Metelerkamp) on first facing text page. The boards are plain, sturdy, sound. They have some light scuffing and light wear from shelving. They are steady and sure. The papertrims have biro marks. Aside from distraction of the early and later pages with their tanning, wear and foxing, the contents are pleasingly hale, clean, clear, convivial, confident, diligent, tid... View more info

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The Story of our South African Flag

By: Partridge, A C

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Purnell & Sons SA (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town and Johannesburg: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 56pl

Condition: Fair


67 pages (complete). Ex-library (City of Johannesburg Reference Library) copy with consequent residue, debris, labels, annotations, stamps, marks, wear, usage. A passive copy. The covers have a clear plastic protective cover that is a little scruffy. The boards have marks, wear. They are steady. The contents have evidence of extensive use. There are handling marks and wear throughout. They are comfortable, able, competent, convivial. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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History of South Africa since 1795 - five volumes

By: Theal, Dr G M

Price: $285.00

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin, London: 1915

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 32rk

Condition: Very Good


Five volumes (complete). Various editions to make-up the set. Please note that the bibliographic information quoted above is for Volume I. The details for all volumes will follow. Volume I: "The Cape Colony from 1795 to 1828, the Zulu Wars of Devastation, and the formation of New Bantu Communities". The boards have some wear to edges and corners from shelving and handling. They have some light marks, scuffing. The spine has wear to head and foot. The boards and spine are steady and sure. The guttering along the frontispage is cracked. The security of the book is unaffected. T... View more info

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History of South Africa since 1795 - five volumes

By: Theal, George McCall

Price: $285.00

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin, London: 1915

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 33rk

Condition: Very Good


Five volumes (complete). Various editions to make-up the set. Please note that the bibliographic information quoted above is for Volume I. The details for all volumes will follow. Volume I: "The Cape Colony from 1795 to 1828, the Zulu Wars of Devastation, and the formation of New Bantu Communities". Previous owner signature on the frontispage (G. W. Eybers - the Afrikaans writer and educationalist). The boards have some wear to edges and corners from shelving and handling. They have some light marks, scuffing. The spine has wear to head and foot. The boards and spine are steady... View more info

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History of South Africa Since September 1795 - 3 Volumes

By: Theal, George McCall

Price: $128.25

Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Lim. London: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17sa

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes (complete). A placid set. Plum coloured boards with gilt publisher stamp on the front board and gilt titling on the spine. Volume I: 'The Cape Colony from 1795 to 1828, the Zulu Wars of Devastation, and the Formation of New Bantu Communities'. The boards and spine are scuffed, worn, marked, aged. They are also steady and sound. The front and later pages have either areas of, or full, tanning. The pages in between are clean, clear, tidy, agreeable. Vol II: 'The Cape Colony from 1828 to 1846, Natal from 1824 to 1845, and Proceedings of the Emigrant Farmers from 1836 to 1847... View more info

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The Oxford History of South Africa 2 Volumes

By: Wilson, Monica ; Thompson, Leonard [editors]

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 77qs

Condition: Good


Two volumes (complete). Two sound copies. Included in both are various press cuttings and publisher review request cards. The dustjackets are much worn, particularly that for volume I. They have marks, tanning. They are also secure. Volume I: South Africa to 1870. ISBN: 0198216416. Boards are smart. The papertrims have streaks of foxing, shelving marks. Early and later foxing. The contents are otherwise smart, bright, clean, clear, neat. Volume II: South Africa 1870-1966. ISBN: 0198216572. The boards are pleasingly healthy and sure. The papertrims are much streaked with foxing, sm... View more info

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The Oxford History Of South Africa 1 South Africa - 2 volumes

By: Wilson, Monica; Thompson, Leonard (ed)

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Oxford at the University Press (OUP): 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: xj7

ISBN: 0198216416

Condition: Good


Two volumes (complete). A comfortable set. Volume I: 'South Africa to 1870'. Previous owner (Henry Blagdon, worked for OUP in Johannesburg for many years) notation on the frontispage. Included: a press cutting referring to the publication. The dustjacket is tanned, worn, marked all about. It is secure and sure. The blue boards are smart. The top corner of the front board has a shelving knock. The contents are most pleasingly neat, healthy, clean, clear - as if barely used! Volume II: 'South Africa 1870-1966'. Published and reprinted 1971. The dustjacket has wear, marks, scuffing al... View more info