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Further Adventures of Mrs Willis, Bolttler, Frances
1 Bolttler, Frances Further Adventures of Mrs Willis
The Author 1973 First Edition Hardcover Fair Poor Hardcover Signed
35 pages (complete). A worn, amiable copy of this sequel to "Tyberg Heights". Signed by Frances Bolttler (and with her real name of P Williams) on the frontispage. The dustjacket is worn, torn, foxed. It is benign and comfortable and sure. The red boards have storage marks about the edges and some edge-wear. They are, however, affable and healthy. Within, the contents have some paper-quality related foxing, but only very slightly so. Otherwise, the pages are tight, clean, clear, genial and heartwarming. fk 
Price: 47.50 USD
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The Mamba's Precipice, Campbell, Roy
2 Campbell, Roy The Mamba's Precipice
Frederick Muller Ltd., London 1953 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover Rieser, Dolf 
175 pages (complete). A hopeful copy. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing, marks and foxing from storage. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are placid. The frontispage has an open tear to the top corner. The pages are benign, patient, clean, clear, certain, congenial. fk 
Price: 38.00 USD
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Year of the Gherkin, Dobson, John
3 Dobson, John Year of the Gherkin
Penguin Books, South Africa 2012 0143528890 / 9780143528890 First Edition Softcover Good No Jacket Softcover 
267 pages (complete). A placid copy. The covers have some mild user wear and a little creasing. The contents have slight evidence of contented use. The pages are clean, clear, comfortable, certain, congenial. fk 
Price: 18.05 USD
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Cry of the Rocks, Emslie, Pixie
4 Emslie, Pixie Cry of the Rocks
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency Co., Houston 2012 1618973916 / 9781618973917 First Edition Softcover Near Fine No Jacket Softcover Signed
288 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Pixie Emslie on the frontispage. The covers are tidy and neat and pleasing. The contents are most satisfying. The pages are clean, clear, confident, certain, generous : as if new throughout. fk 
Price: 45.60 USD
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That Which Had Been, Fairbridge, Dorothea
5 Fairbridge, Dorothea That Which Had Been
Cape Times Limited, Cape Town and Johannesburg 1910 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
328 pages (complete). A contented copy. The boards are scuffed, rubbed and worn. They are benign and sure. The contents have evidence of ownership and use throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are comfortable, clean, clear, benevolent, kindly. fk 
Price: 38.00 USD
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That Which Hath Been : A Tale of Old Cape Town, Fairbridge, Dorothea
6 Fairbridge, Dorothea That Which Hath Been : A Tale of Old Cape Town
T Maskew Miller, Cape Town 1913 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Hardcover 
320 pages (complete). An aged, benevolent copy. The boards have scuffing, wear and marks all about. They are sure and secure. The trims are tanned. The contents are worn and foxed by age throughout. The pages are placid, amiable, certain, clear, competent, kindly. fk 
Price: 39.90 USD
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A Bewitched Crossroad: An African Saga, Head, Bessie
7 Head, Bessie A Bewitched Crossroad: An African Saga
Ad. Donker 1984 0868520713 / 9780868520711 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover 
198 pages (complete). A decent copy of this story of the Sebina clan in Botswana from the extraordinary Bessie Head. The dustjacket is much worn, marked and scuffed all about. It is secure and comfortable. The are reassuringly placid. They have some mild corner and edge wear. Within, the pages are clean, clear, confident, generous, contented. fk 
Price: 52.25 USD
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The Young Colonists : A Tale of the Zulu and Boer Wars, Henty, G A
8 Henty, G A The Young Colonists : A Tale of the Zulu and Boer Wars
Blackie & Son, Limited, London, Glasgow & Dublin 1897 New Edition Fair No Jacket 
303 pages (complete). A thrilling tale of Colonial daring-do for teenage boys. This copy is much worn and inconsiderately stored. The covers are much worn all about. Repaired on spine with a leather strip. Within, fore and aft the book has been reinforced. The pages have aged a little : they have foxing and some storage stains. However, they are also benign, benevolent, clear, confident, competent and thrilling. fn 
Price: 5.70 USD
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The Dream and the Desert, Krige, Uys
9 Krige, Uys The Dream and the Desert
Collins, London 1953 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover 
223 pages (complete). Krige's second book in English. In mild-mannered condition. The dustjacket is scuffed and mildly worn from storage. The boards are tidy. Within, the contents are placid, clean, clear and contented. fk 
Price: 9.50 USD
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An Intimate War, Lee, Donvé
10 Lee, Donvé An Intimate War
Jacana Media 2010 1770098917 / 9781770098916 First Edition Softcover Very Good No Jacket Softcover 
182 pages (complete). A very smart copy. The covers are healthy and neat. The contents are near immaculate. They are tight, fresh, clean, clear - as if new throughout. fk 
Price: 3.80 USD
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11 Meiring, Jane M Candle in the Wind
Frederick Muller Ltd., London 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 
187 pages (complete). A most contented copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket is agreeable. It has some wear, scuffing and marks from storage and handling. It is otherwise pleasing. The boards are tidy. The contents are in excellent condition. They are very clean, clear, generous, gentle. fk 
Price: 47.50 USD
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The Chair of the Ramabulanas, Möller-Malan, Dorothea
12 Möller-Malan, Dorothea The Chair of the Ramabulanas
Central News Agency Limited, South Africa 1953 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover 
206 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is genial with some light wear to the edges and seams. It is contented and healthy. The boards are mild-mannered, hale and sound. The contents are in decent condition. The pages are clean, clear, confident, generous. fk 
Price: 38.00 USD
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13 Paton, Alan Cry, The Beloved Country : A Story of Comfort in Desolation
Jonathan Cape, London 1948 fourth impression Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover Signed
269 pages (complete). Fourth impression of the first edition (published the in same month as the first edition (September 1948)). Signed by Alan Paton the frontispage. Included: a pullout from 'The Forum', July 16, 1949, of an article: 'Juvenile Delinquency in Europe and South Africa - Many Similarities and Only a Few Differences', by Henry Gibbs, which refers to 'Cry, the Beloved Country' and Diepkloof. A comfortable copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket as wear, scuffing, age-marks. It is secure and sure. The boards are benign and steady. The contents have some mild aging marks here and there. Otherwise, the contents are benevolent, assured, clean, clear, contented, some light tanning, pleasing. fk 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Walk in the Shadows, Reichman, Pete
14 Reichman, Pete Walk in the Shadows
Vantage Press, New York 1972 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover Signed
391 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Pete Reichman on the frontispage (dated: 5th July '72). A healthy copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj is tidy, neat with very light shelving wear to the seams and edges. The boards are placid with light shelving wear. The contents are most agreeable. They are tight, clean, clear, convivial, confident. fk 
Price: 76.00 USD
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From Man to Man or Perhaps Only ..., Schreiner, Olive
15 Schreiner, Olive From Man to Man or Perhaps Only ...
T Fisher Unwin Limited (Ernest Benn Limited), London 1926 2nd impression Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
483 pages (complete). A placid copy. The boards are sound, secure. The contents are mild-mannered. The front pastedown has an ex-libris plate. The pages are comfortable, amiable, clean, clear. fk 
Price: 28.50 USD
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From Man to Man or Perhaps Only ..., Schreiner, Olive
16 Schreiner, Olive From Man to Man or Perhaps Only ...
T Fisher Unwin Ltd, London 1926 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Hardcover 
483 pages (complete). Ex-library copy with consequent debris, residue, annotations, wear, usage, marks. The book is resolutely comfortable. The boards are worn all about. They have marks, scuffing. Within, the contents are worn from handling and usage throughout. However, they are mild-mannered, clear, certain, a little aged, competent. fk 
Price: 28.50 USD
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The Root Is One, Sepamla, Sipho
17 Sepamla, Sipho The Root Is One
Rex Collings, London / David Philip, Capetown 1979 0860360830 / 9780860360834 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Hardcover Signed
131 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Sipho Sepamla on the frontispage (dated: 24/4/80). Sepamla was part of the resurgence of black creative writing in the 1970s after the 'silence' of the sixties. This novel, his first, was in part his response to the 1976 Uprisings in Soweto (in particular). A most pleasing copy. The dustjacket is healthy. It has some light wear and scuffing. It is otherwise sure and secure. The boards are tidy. They do have some light corner wear. The contents are in excellent condition. The pages are fresh, clean, clear, certain, assured, most pleasing. fk 
Price: 61.75 USD
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Spud - Learning to Fly, Van De Ruit, John
18 Van De Ruit, John Spud - Learning to Fly
Penguin Books, South Africa 2009 0143026259 / 9780143026259 Limitedcdat Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Hardcover Signed
412 pages (complete). Limited pre-publication copy. Inscribed and signed by John van der Ruit on the first free page. The matte covers are smart, neat, very healthy. The pages are tight, fresh, clean, clear, certain, convivial. fk 
Price: 66.50 USD
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Triomf, van Niekerk, Marlene
19 van Niekerk, Marlene Triomf
Queillerie, Kaapstad , Pretoria 1994 1874901163 / 9781874901167 First Edition Paperback Good No Jacket Paperback 
451 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. First edition, first impression. Softcover with flaps. The covers are scuffed and a little worn. They are comfortable and secure. Within, the frontis and end pages have some foxing. Beyond and between the pages are clean, clear, contented, congenial, certain. fk 
Price: 76.00 USD
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Archangels, Willoughby, Guy
20 Willoughby, Guy Archangels
Brevitas Publishers, Howick, South Africa 2002 1874976333 / 9781874976332 First Edition Softcover Very Good No Jacket Softcover Signed
252 pages (complete). A placid, contented copy of what was later given the subtitle of "A queer romance". Although it's chief mischief is the glitter-ball of light it shone on Cape Town's literati. Inscribed by Willoughby on the titlepage: "Dear Joanne: Gee, being a novelist is a tricky business .... dealing with the critics is the worst! Here's to lunch [?] + hair! xx Guy". The covers are worn about all edges and seams. They are scuffed and very lightly marked. They are otherwise secure and sure. The contents are most comfortable. They are clean, clear, assured, mild-mannered, playful, engaging. fk 
Price: 42.75 USD
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