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Image for The Porter Speeches: Speeches delivered by The Hon William Porter during the years 1839-1845 inclusive

The Porter Speeches: Speeches delivered by The Hon William Porter during the years 1839-1845 inclusive

By: N/A

Price: $190.00

Publisher: Trustees Estate Saul Solomon & Co., Cape Town: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36qt

Condition: Good


540 pages (complete). A benign copy. Please note that the frontispage has been removed at some stage. Porter came to the Cape from Ireland Porter bringing what he called "an unspeakable hatred of oppression of every kind", and set about promoting equal rights and justice for all, regardless of race or class. In the years after the period of these speeches, his influence was profound on senior politicians such as Saul Solomon, John Molteno and John Fairbairn. Boards have blind stamped decoration. They have wear about all edges, corners and seams. The spine has pressed gilt decora... View more info

Image for Pen and Ink Sketches in Parliament / Pen en Inkt Schetsen in het Parlement

Pen and Ink Sketches in Parliament / Pen en Inkt Schetsen in het Parlement

By: Limner; [Murray, R W]

Price: $361.00

Publisher: Monitor Office, Cape Town: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 76pi

Condition: Very Good


64 pages (complete) plus advertising pages. In English and Dutch. This VERY RARE FIRST EDITION book has been recently rebound in half-leather, marbled boards. There is some shelving wear about the edges and corners, but the boards are elegant, healthy, sound. New end papers. The contents are suitably venerable. The English language title page has two previous owner signatures. The pages have age-related marks, tanning, storage, some flushes, rashes of foxing. They are otherwise genial, sure, confident, clean and clear, generous and companionably engaging. fk. Orders over $50.00 are s... View more info

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The Political Situation (A Paper read by S C Cronwright-Schreiner in the Town Hall, Kimberley, August 20, 1895)

By: Schreiner, Olive; Schreiner, C S Cronwright

Price: $285.00

Publisher: T Fisher Unwin, London: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31qk

Condition: Very Good


148 pages (complete). From the Library of Sir Alpheus Fuller Williams (for many years the General Manager of the De Beers Diamond Mines in Kimberley; also known for his memoirs of his 'diamond' days at the mine). His ex-libris plate of an illustration of Williams' house in Muizenberg, 'Vergenoeg'. This pasted to the front pastedown. This has some few age-related marks. The frontispage has a stamped number. A benign copy of this RARE title. Pocket/ slim-sized. The boards are much marked, worn, scuffed from storage and age. They are also steady, assured. The frontis and end papers have... View more info