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11 Diagonal Street
1 11 Diagonal Street
Anglo American Property Services Ltd., Johannesburg 1984 Hardcover Fine No Jacket Hardcover 
28 pages (complete). Folio size. A very smart copy of this 'brochure'/ prospectus for the then proposed 11 Diagonal Street building in Johannesburg. The book is housed in a thick slate grey card slip-case (worn but sound). Slate grey boards with silver decoration and titling. Handsome. The contents are in excellent condition. They are very clean, clear, professional, confident. fk 
Price: 47.50 USD
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Johannesburg - The City of Gold
2 Johannesburg - The City of Gold
Felstar Publishers (Pty) Ltd / Industrial & Commercial Publications (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg 1967 First Edition Hardcover Good Poor Hardcover 
384 pages (complete). Published to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Johannesburg. A comfortable copy. The dustjacket has some foxing, wear and scuffing all about. The dj is sure and comfortable. The boards have mild wear to the corners and spine edges. Otherwise they have dignity and are healthy. Within, the front and later pages have some foxing. In general the contents are clean, clear, confident, serious, diligent and assured. fk 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The Barnett Collection Volume II : South Africa and Johannesburg at the Beginning of the 20th Century
3 The Barnett Collection Volume II : South Africa and Johannesburg at the Beginning of the 20th Century
The Star, Johannesburg 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover 
Complete. Published to coincide with Johannesburg's 100th anniversary. A comfortable copy. The dustjacket has wear, creasing, storage marks, scuffing. It is, nonetheless, kindly and secure. The boards are very neat and smart. Within, the contents have mild evidence of use throughout, however they are clean, clear, generous, diligent, amenable, engaging. fk 
Price: 32.30 USD
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Park Town 1892-1972, Benjamin, Arnold ; Chipkin, Clive M ; Zar, Shirley
4 Benjamin, Arnold ; Chipkin, Clive M ; Zar, Shirley Park Town 1892-1972
Studio Thirty Five Publications, Johannesburg 1972 Limited Softcover Very Good No Jacket Softcover Aron, Helen Signed
Boxed set. Contains limited edition copy of "Park Town 1892-1972" and 51 (as intended) large photographic prints of Park Town over the years. The book is numbered 795 of an unspecified limited edition. It is signed by Helen Aron. The buchram box is worn all about. It is placid and assured. The hinges are healthy. The box is sound. Within, the book covers have some mild foxing, as do the early pages. In general the pages are mild, confident, bold, clean, clear, pleasing. The prints are in excellent condition. fk 
Price: 114.00 USD
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Park Town 1892-1972 - A Social and Pictorial History, Benjamin, Arnold ; Chipkin, Clive M ; Zar, Shirley
5 Benjamin, Arnold ; Chipkin, Clive M ; Zar, Shirley Park Town 1892-1972 - A Social and Pictorial History
Studio Thirty Five Publications, Johannesburg 1972 Limited Hardcover Fine No Jacket Hardcover Aron, Helen (photog) Signed
Folio sized book: 113 pages (complete). 51 photographic plates (folio sized). The book is signed by Helen Aron. Hand-numbered no. 70 of an unnumbered limited edition. The book and the prints are housed in a thick cloth board case. This in turn is housed in thick card slipcase (this is scuffed, marked, scratched and worn: it is competent and sturdy). The case is very handsome, healthy, hale. The book is in excellent condition. It is fresh, clear, clean, confident - as if new. Included are three press cutting about the Park Town project. The prints are in excellent condition. They are barely handled and are thus fresh and unblemished in any way. All very pleasing. fk 
Price: 114.00 USD
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Lost Johannesburg, Benjamin, Arnold ; Milligan, Spike (foreword)
6 Benjamin, Arnold ; Milligan, Spike (foreword) Lost Johannesburg
Macmillan South Africa 1979 0869540815 / 9780869540817 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
102 pages (complete). A mild copy. The boards are benign with some shelving wear about the edges, corners and spine. They are sound and healthy. The contents have very general evidence of contented use throughout. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from the author). The pages are diligent, spirited, clean, clear, engaging and amenable. fk 
Price: 61.75 USD
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Hillbrow, Clay, Paddi (Text)
7 Clay, Paddi (Text) Hillbrow
Don Nelson 1982 0909238715 / 9780909238711 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Hardcover Griffiths, Glynn (Photographer) 
128 pages (complete). A most agreeable copy of this photographic celebration of the somewhat raffish Johannesburg suburb of Hillbrow (in another age!). The dustjacket has scuffing and rubbing, light wear about the edges. It is healthy and sure. The boards are smart and hale. The contents are most pleasing. They are very clean, very clear, affectionate, poignant, generous, even then somewhat wistful. fk 
Price: 64.60 USD
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The Story of the Rand Club, de Villiers, Rene ; Brooke-Norris, S
8 de Villiers, Rene ; Brooke-Norris, S The Story of the Rand Club
The Rand Club, Johannesburg / Purnell and Sons (SA) Ltd., Cape Town 1976 036000315X / 9780360003156 Limited Hardcover Near Fine Good Hardcover Signed
179 pages (complete). Numbered 121 of a limited edition of 150 copies. Signed by the Club's chairman, Ashton Freeman on the certification page. Fully bound in leather. The club's badge is stamped in gilt on the front. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj is amiable and comfortable. It has some light wear about the edges and seams from shelving. It is otherwise secure and healthy. The leather boards are handsome and clubbable. The contents are convivial, clean, clear, certain, benevolent, genial. fk 
Price: 47.50 USD
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Johannesburg : City of Gold - Goue Stad - Stadt des Goldes - Cite de L'Or - Cittą dell'oro, Eliovson, Sima
9 Eliovson, Sima Johannesburg : City of Gold - Goue Stad - Stadt des Goldes - Cite de L'Or - Cittą dell'oro
Frameworthy Publications (Pty) Ltd Softcover Fair No Jacket Softcover 
44 pages (complete). No publication date but almost certainly between 1963-1966. In English, Afrikaans, German, French and Italian. The covers have some scuffing and wear. They are sure. The binding is not entirely effective, consequently some of the illustration pages are loose. The contents are clean, clear, amicable. The book is certainly competent for resource. fk 
Price: 17.10 USD
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Watershed Town : The History of the Johannesburg City Engineer's Department, Grant, George and Flinn, Taffy
10 Grant, George and Flinn, Taffy Watershed Town : The History of the Johannesburg City Engineer's Department
Johannesburg City Council 1992 0869981765 / 9780869981764 Limited Hardcover Fair Fair Hardcover 
154 pages (complete). One of a very limited edition of 300 copies. Included is a letter explaining, entertainingly, the provenance of this copy. At some stage, however, the book has been subjected to damp conditions. The pages, although unblemished, are wrinkled to varying degrees. These do not affect the facility and competence of the book. The dustjacket is bright with storage wear about the edges and corners. It is secure and comfortable. The boards are smart and very healthy. The contents are placid, diligent, clear and more than able. fk 
Price: 47.50 USD
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City Built on Gold, Neame, L E
11 Neame, L E City Built on Gold
Central News Agency Ltd., South Africa 1959 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover 
248 pages (complete). A mild mannered copy. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing, marks and rubbing. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are bourgeois and contented. They have some mild marks. Within, aside from some slight storage marks, the pages are clean, clear, certain, competent, congenial. fk 
Price: 5.70 USD
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Your City - Johannesburg - U Stad, Paul Maree Kommunikasies / Paul Maree Communications
12 Paul Maree Kommunikasies / Paul Maree Communications Your City - Johannesburg - U Stad
Management Committee, Johannesburg City Council 1982? Softcover Very Good No Jacket Softcover 
66 pages (complete). Landscape format. Brochure. Foreword by the notoriously unimaginative Chairman of the Management Committee, Fanie "Obie" Oberholzer. The rather political cover is tidy and neat. It has some marks, some light wear to the edges. The contents are benign, placid, orderly, fresh. fk 
Price: 22.80 USD
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Die Verhaal van Johannesburg, Shorten, John R
13 Shorten, John R Die Verhaal van Johannesburg
Voortrekkerpers Beperk, Johannesburg 1970 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
1159 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A magisterial history of Johannesburg. Very heavy (please note!). The green covers are creased and worn. They are also scuffed and mildly marked. However, they are also sturdy and sound. Within, there is evidence of careful usage. The pages, though, are clean, clear, very diligent, most competent, pleasing and fresh of spirit and condition. fk 
Price: 74.10 USD
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Seventy Golden Years / Sewentig Gulde Jare 1886-1956, Stark, Felix (Ed)
14 Stark, Felix (Ed) Seventy Golden Years / Sewentig Gulde Jare 1886-1956
Felix Stark / City Council of Johannesburg / Johannesburg Publicity Association 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover 
562 pages (complete). English with some Afrikaans. A steady, sturdy copy. The dustjacket is resolute. It has wear, tanning, storage marks, scuffing. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are bourgeois and municipal. There are some corner knocks, some scuffing and very light general wear. The contents are very much of their era. They are patrician, orderly, confident, certain, clean and clear, tidy and agreeable. Due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted outside of South Africa, additional postage charges will be necessary. fk 
Price: 28.50 USD
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Seventy Golden Years / Sewentig Gulde Jare 1886-1956, Stark, Felix (ed)
15 Stark, Felix (ed) Seventy Golden Years / Sewentig Gulde Jare 1886-1956
Felix Stark, Johannesburg 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Poor Hardcover 
560 pages (complete). A steady, sound copy of this overview of Johannesburg's businesses and industries at the stage of its 70th anniversary. The dustjacket is much worn, scuffed, marked and rubbed. It is patient, secure. The boards are municipal, sturdy with some scuffing and light wear. The contents are mild-mannered, assured, certain, clean, clear, tight. fn 
Price: 128.25 USD
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Studies in the Social and Economic History of the Witwatersrand, 1886-1914: Volume 1 : New Babylon, Van Onselen, Charles
16 Van Onselen, Charles Studies in the Social and Economic History of the Witwatersrand, 1886-1914: Volume 1 : New Babylon
Ravan Press (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg 1982 0869752103 / 9780869752104 First Edition Paperback Good No Jacket Paperback 
213 pages (complete). A casually owned copy. The covers have user wear to all edges and seams. They are secure and sure. The paper trims and some pages have storage related foxing. In general, the pages (which do have user wear to the edges) are clean, clear, comfortable, certain. fk 
Price: 9.50 USD
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