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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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Johannesburg: Eenhonderd Jaar, (africa)
4 (africa) Johannesburg: Eenhonderd Jaar
Chris Van Rensburg Publikasies (Edms) Beperk, Johannesburg 1986 0868460370 / 9780868460376 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Hardcover 
326 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A smart copy. The full leather boards are handsome, healthy, steady. Gilt titling, borders, previous owner's name. The contents are comfortably assured. They are clean, clear, diligent, resourceful, confident. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted outside of South Africa, extra postage charges may be required. fk 
Price: 32.30 USD
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Park Town 1892-1972, Benjamin, Arnold ; Chipkin, Clive M ; Zar, Shirley
5 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
6 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)
7 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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Lord Milner at "Sunnyside", Bird, Flo
8 Bird, Flo Lord Milner at "Sunnyside"
Parktown Westcliff Heritage Trust 1986 Softcover Good No Jacket Softcover 
4 pages. Pamphlet-cum-booklet. Ex-library copy with consequent labels, annotations, wear. The pages are mild-mannered, dedicated, assured, companionable, clean, clear. fk 
Price: 8.55 USD
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Hillbrow, Clay, Paddi (Text)
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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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Do You Know Johannesburg?, Knox, Patricia ; Gutsche, Thelma
13 Knox, Patricia ; Gutsche, Thelma Do You Know Johannesburg?
Unie-Volkspers, Beperk, Vereeniging (printers) 1947 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover 
113 pages (complete). Ex-library (City of Johannesburg Reference Library) copy with consequent labels, stamps, annotations, marks, wear, usage. The jolly dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The dustjacket itself has some scuffing, shelving wear to corners and edges, some handling marks. The front of the book has an cartoon map. This has evidence of happy reference. The contents are mild-mannered, amiably enthusiastic, convivial, clean, clear, companionable, fascinating. fk 
Price: 28.50 USD
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The Story of Westcliff : a chronicle of a kind, Macphail, E M
14 Macphail, E M The Story of Westcliff : a chronicle of a kind
Palala Press, Parklands, Johannesburg 1986 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover 
104 pages (complete). Landscape format. A decent copy of this celebration of the Johannesburg suburb. The dustjacket has some marks and sunning from storage. They are a little worn about the edges from shelving and handling. The dj is secure. The boards are benign. They have shelving wear to the edges and corners. The contents are contented. They have some very neat pencil-marks. Otherwise, the contents are clean, clear, affectionate, diligent, calm, generous. fk 
Price: 58.90 USD
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City Built on Gold, Neame, L E
15 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
16 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
17 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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The Johannesburg Saga, Shorten, John R
18 Shorten, John R The Johannesburg Saga
John R Shorten (Proprietary) Limited 1970 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover Signed
1159 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Shorten on the first free page (dated: Benoni 12: June, 1972). A most healthy, sturdy copy. The boards have a clear plastic protective cover. The dj is benign. It has light wear about the edges. The contents are clean, clear, confident, most generous, bright, very healthy, assiduous. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted outside of South Africa, extra postage charges may be required. fk 
Price: 85.50 USD
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Johannesburg Firsts / Johannesburgse Eerstes, Smith, Anna H
19 Smith, Anna H Johannesburg Firsts / Johannesburgse Eerstes
Africana Museum, Johannesburg 1976 Softcover Very Good No Jacket Softcover 
227 pages plus 57 pages of index (complete). In English and Afrikaans. A comfortable copy of this most unusual book about Johannesburg. All sorts of 'firsts' are recorded: from the first two storey building to the first one way streets, from the first woman admitted to the Rand Commercial Exchange as a member to the first Mine Manager by Examination, from the first flower show to the first water diviner. A much, much more! Stapled binding. The paper covers have wear, creasing and marks from handling. They are secure. The contents are benign, diligent, creative, engaging, clean, clear, keen, enthusiastic, companionable. fk 
Price: 61.75 USD
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Johannesburg Street Names;: A dictionary of street, suburb and other place-names, compiled to the end of 1968, Smith, Anna H
20 Smith, Anna H Johannesburg Street Names;: A dictionary of street, suburb and other place-names, compiled to the end of 1968
Juta & Company, Limited 1971 0702102903 / 9780702102905 First Edition Hardcover Fine Good Hardcover 
629 pages (complete). A most dignified copy. Included: various press cuttings about the history of Johannesburg. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover (tidy). The dj is healthy, tidy. The papertrims have light shelving marks. The contents are in excellent condition. They are clean, clear, diligent, keen, fresh - as if almost new throughout! fk 
Price: 180.50 USD
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