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1 The South African Woman's Who's Who
Biographies (Pty) Limited, Johannesburg 1938 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
528 pages (complete). An inconsiderately stored copy. The boards are functional, scuffed, worn. The spine is a little imbalanced. They are, however, sound and resolute. The gutterings along the frontis and end papers are cracked. The contents security is unaffected. The contents have evidence of use throughout. However, the pages are clean, clear, placid, diligent, archaic, assured. fk 
Price: 57.00 USD
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2 Who's Who of Southern Africa 1961 (Incorporating South African Who's Who and the Who's Who of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Central and East Africa) : An Illustrated Biographical Sketch Book of Personalities in Southern Africa with separate sections for the Republic of South Africa, South-West Africa and the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Central and East Africa
Wootton & Gibson (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg 1961 Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
1064 pages (complete). A generously owned copy. The boards are placid. They have wear, scuffing, marks from handling and storage. They are also steady and sound. The spine is sunned, worn. It is healthy. The early and later pages have foxing, age marks. The thumb-tags are also much worn. The guttering along the frontispapers is cracked, but the security of the contents is unaffected. The contents themselves are confident, clean, clear, certain, competent. fk 
Price: 57.00 USD
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The Hunter is Death, Bulpin, T V
3 Bulpin, T V The Hunter is Death
Nelson 1962 First Edition Hardcover Poor Poor Hardcover Maberly, C T Astley 
348 pages (complete). Ex-library (Port Elizabeth Municipal Library) copy with consequent debris, residue, wear, tear, marks, usage, stamps, labels and aging. A comfortable and resolute copy nonetheless. The dustjacket (reinforced on the reverse side) is much worn, creased, scuffed and marked. The dj is intact and defiant. The boards are marked and worn particularly about the edges and spine. They are sure and secure. Within, the contents are much worn from use. They are however, settled, amenable, contented, clear and certain. fk 
Price: 28.50 USD
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Trail of the Copper King, Bulpin, T V
4 Bulpin, T V Trail of the Copper King
Howard B Timmins, Cape Town 1959 First Edition Hardcover Fair Fair Hardcover Telford, A A Signed
239 pages (complete). Signed by Bulpin on the title page. Biography of Orlando Baragwanath. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover (assured if scuffed). The dj is worn, scuffed and creased about. It is secure and sure. The boards are a little grubby with wear about the edges and corners. The faces of the boards are rubbed and marked. They are tight and hale. The early and later pages have foxing and some handling marks. In general, the pages are clean, comfortable, clear, companionable. fk 
Price: 95.00 USD
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5 Cloete, Stuart African Portraits : A Biography of Paul Kruger, Cecil Rhodes and Lobengula, Last King of the Matabele
Constantia Publishers, Cape Town 1969 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover Signed
366 pages (complete). Signed by Stuart Cloete on the frontispage. First South African edition. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj has wear, creasing, marks. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are mild-mannered, healthy. The contents are gently aging. The papertrims have foxing and tanning. The contents have foxing, wear from use. The pages are clear, comfortable, certain, mild-mannered, competent. fk 
Price: 38.00 USD
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Ours is the Frontier: A Life of G.W. Cross, Baptist Pioneer (Studia theologica), Cross, K. E
6 Cross, K. E Ours is the Frontier: A Life of G.W. Cross, Baptist Pioneer (Studia theologica)
University of South Africa, Pretoria 1986 0869813838 / 9780869813836 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Hardcover Signed
253 pages (complete). Inscribed by "Nan and Sheila", granddaughters of GWS Cross. A decent, contented copy. Erratum slip for page 161 included. The dustjacket is tidy. There is some light wear the edges. The boards are smart. Within, the contents are in very good condition indeed. They are very clean, clear, contented, calm - as if new throughout. fk 
Price: 61.75 USD
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Herinnering aan Het Leven en de Werkzaamheden van Den Wel-Eerw. Zeer Gel. Heer Goth. Wilh. Ant. Van Der Lingen, in leven, herder en leraar der Nederd. Geref. Gemeente aan de Paarl, Een Lidmate Dier Gemeente
7 Een Lidmate Dier Gemeente Herinnering aan Het Leven en de Werkzaamheden van Den Wel-Eerw. Zeer Gel. Heer Goth. Wilh. Ant. Van Der Lingen, in leven, herder en leraar der Nederd. Geref. Gemeente aan de Paarl
Smuts en Hofmeijr, Drukkers, Kaapstad 1874 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
318 pages (complete). In Dutch throughout. Initialled and stamped by a previous owner (F R Tesselaar), dated 28 Maart 1874. A determinedly steady and sure copy. The boards are much worn all about from storage, age. They are thick and sturdy. The spine has been repaired with a leather strip at some stage. This is benign and competent. The pages are resigned to aging. They have wear, mild tanning here and there, foxing. Nonetheless, they are content, comfortable, assured, clear, certain, generous of spirit and actuality, amenable. fk 
Price: 190.00 USD
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Henry Allan Fagan 1889-1963, Fagan, Q (compiler)
8 Fagan, Q (compiler) Henry Allan Fagan 1889-1963
The Author 1975 Hardcover Very Good Poor Hardcover Signed
127 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. Inscribed by Fagan's widow (and compiler of this book): "Aan Babette / Met misname groete van Auntie Queeny" (dated: 1975). A tribute to Henry Fagan by his wife for her grandchildren, to ensure his legacy was preserved in their memory. The dustjacket is worn, torn, creased and scuffed all about. It is secure. The boards are tidy. Within, the contents are most gratifying. The pages are clean, clear, certain, generous, affectionate, amiable. fk 
Price: 47.50 USD
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StormvoŽl van die Noorde : Stephanus Schoeman in Transvaal, Ferreira, O J O
9 Ferreira, O J O StormvoŽl van die Noorde : Stephanus Schoeman in Transvaal
Makro-Boeke, Pretoria 1978 0909231508 / 9780909231507 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover 
422 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. The simple dustjacket is scuffed, marked and worn from storage/ shelving. It is secure and sure. The boards are healthy and hale. The contents are clean, clear, confident, assured, amenable and diligent. fk 
Price: 76.00 USD
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One Titan at a Time : The story of John Paterson of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and his Times, Ffolliott, Pamela ; Croft, E L H
10 Ffolliott, Pamela ; Croft, E L H One Titan at a Time : The story of John Paterson of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and his Times
Howard B Timmins, Cape Town 1960 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Hardcover Signed
222 pages plus folded family tree at the rear (complete). Signed by Ffolliott on the title page. A placid copy. The boards are tidy with some mild wear and marks from handling and storage. They are sound and sure. Within, the contents are lightly foxed here and about throughout. In general, the pages are contented, comfortable, clean, clear, certain. fk 
Price: 45.60 USD
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Paul Kruger: His Life and Times, Fisher, John
11 Fisher, John Paul Kruger: His Life and Times
Secker & Warburg, London 1974 0436157039 / 9780436157035 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Fair Hardcover 
278 pages (complete). An agreeable copy. The dustjacket is smart with edge-wear, scuffing. The boards are healthy. Within, the contents are smart, clean, clear, confident, very assured - as if new throughout. fn 
Price: 5.70 USD
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One Man and His Town, Gill, Sidney ; Humphriss, Deryck
12 Gill, Sidney ; Humphriss, Deryck One Man and His Town
Juta & Co., Ltd., Cape Town and Johannesburg 1985 0702116149 / 9780702116148 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover 
79 pages (complete). An amiable, affectionate biography of one of Benoni's most successful citizens, Morris Nestadt. An agreeable copy. The dustjacket is scuffed, worn. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are smart and neat. The frontispage has a memoriam plate (in memory of Morris Nestadt) affixed. The early pages have some mild handling marks. In general, the pages are very clean, clear, genial, calm, certain. fk 
Price: 14.25 USD
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Kerzner Unauthorised, Greenblo, Allan
13 Greenblo, Allan Kerzner Unauthorised
Jonathan Ball Publishers 1868420574 / 9781868420575 First Edition Paperback Good No Jacket Paperback 
307 pages (complete). A very RARE copy of this biography of the South African businessman, Sol Kerzner. The covers have some wear about the edges. The spine has user creasing. Within, the contents are clean (there are some very occasional handling marks), clear, confident, certain and competent. fk 
Price: 280.25 USD
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14 Gutsche, Thelma There Was a Man: The Life and Times of Sir Arnold Theiler K.C.M.G., of Onderstepoort
Howard Timmins, Cape Town 1979 0869781642 / 9780869781647 First Edition Unknown Binding Good Poor Unknown Binding 
487 pages (complete). A benign copy. The dustjacket is much worn, scuffed, creased and marked. Attempts at repair with magic-tape at some stage. The dj is comfortable, secure. The boards are tidy and healthy. They have shelving wear to the edges. The title page has handling marks. The pages are comfortable, placid, clean, clear, companionable, confident in generosity. fk 
Price: 21.85 USD
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15 Harington, A. L Sir Harry Smith: Bungling Hero
Tafelberg 1980 0624013073 / 9780624013075 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover Signed
299 pages (complete). Two handwritten letters from Harington included. The signed label referred to in the second letter is affixed to the title page (dated: 18.2.81). An assured, neat copy. The dustjacket has wear and scuffing. It is, in general, confident and serene. The boards are handsome. Within, the contents are in excellent condition. The pages are tight, fresh, clean, clear, certain, competent, diligent. fk 
Price: 38.00 USD
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The Women of Bonnefoi: The Story of the Everard Group, Harmsen, Frieda
16 Harmsen, Frieda The Women of Bonnefoi: The Story of the Everard Group
J L Van Schaik 1980 0627011152 / 9780627011153 Limited Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 
242 pages (complete). Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 1100. A genteel copy. The dustjacket is tidy, assured. It has some mild shelving wear and some scuffing. It is secure. The boards are serene. Within, the contents are agreeably amiable. The coloured illustrations are bright and vivacious. The text is careful, diligent, affectionate. The pages are clean, clear, comfortable, certain, generous, congenial. fk 
Price: 161.50 USD
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Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd - Fotobiografie / Pictorial Biography 1901-1966, Hefer, N F ; Basson, C (Compilers)
17 Hefer, N F ; Basson, C (Compilers) Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd - Fotobiografie / Pictorial Biography 1901-1966
Voortrekkerpers Beperk, Johannesburg 1966 Hardcover Good Poor Hardcover 
144 pages (complete). In English and Afrikaans. A lavishly illustrated tribute to the assassinated South African premier, Verwoerd (the apartheid enforcer and idealist). The dustjacket is worn and scuffed but also secure. The boards are neat with some light storage wear. Within, the pages are very clean, clear and sure of themselves. fk 
Price: 20.90 USD
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The Pace of the Ox : The Life of Paul Kruger (South African Edition), Juta, Marjorie
18 Juta, Marjorie The Pace of the Ox : The Life of Paul Kruger (South African Edition)
Constable & Company Ltd., London 1936 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
338 pages (complete). A benign copy. The cloth boards are modest with some mild wear and scuffing. They are mild-mannered, sure and secure. The page trims are foxed. Within, the contents have a pleasing jeunesse. They are healthy, creamy, clean. The later pages are foxed about the edges. They are certain, comfortable and contented. fk 
Price: 95.00 USD
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19 Kannemeyer, J. C. Langenhoven: 'n Lewe
Tafelberg 1995 0624033570 / 9780624033578 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Hardcover 
728 pages (complete). In Afrikaans with some English. A most agreeable copy. The dustjacket is neat and smart. The boards are simple, very healthy. Within, the contents are in excellent condition. They are very clean, clear, confident, certain, diligent, authoritative. fk 
Price: 76.00 USD
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Sanger van die Suikerbosrand : Die Lewensverhaal van A G Visser, Langenhoven, P H
20 Langenhoven, P H Sanger van die Suikerbosrand : Die Lewensverhaal van A G Visser
Voortrekkerpers, Beperk, Johannesburg 1950 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
208 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A benign, placid copy. The blue boards are worn about all edges. They are scuffed and rubbed. They are quietly secure. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from the author). The contents are contented, assured, clean, clear, comfortable, congenial. fk 
Price: 66.50 USD
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