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The Seven Wonders of Southern Africa

By: Chilvers, Hedley A

Price: $142.50

Publisher: Administration of the South African Railways and Harbours: 1929

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: signed

Seller ID: atbu

Condition: Good


Inscribed by Author(s)385 pages (complete). Plus photographic and Coloured watercolour plates. In genial, generally good condition. Inscribed by Chilvers to Jane Plotz - a very well known family and commercial photographer in Johannesburg - dated August 14 1929. The board cover is amiable with wear and some fading about the edges from shelving and storage. The binding is very slightly off balance but is secure and sure. The papertrims are tanned and marked from handling and shelving. The contents are jejeune, fresh and bright. The pages are lively, enthusiastic, clean, clear, tidy, assured and... View more info

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Studies in Historical Geography: Southern Africa

By: Chrisptopher, A.J.

Price: $18.05

Publisher: WN Dawson 7 Sons Ltd: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: ceci

Condition: Very Good


The boards are in a very good condition, except for some minor marks. There is a scar and a previous owner's inscription on the front end page. Internally clean except for some pencil lines in the text. Tightly bound and complete with 292 pages. [B.K.]Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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South Africa (World's Landscapes)

By: Christopher, A. J.

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Longman: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: amfw

ISBN: 0582490014

Condition: Very Good


Wraps are shelf rubbed.Previous ownership inscription.Excellent binding.[R.K]Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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When Beggars Die

By: Claassen, George

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Baobab Books: 1988

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 39jr

ISBN: 0620122730

Condition: Very Good


The dust jacket is slightly shelf rubbed and edge worn. It will still look good in cellophane though. The boards are in a good condition. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front end page as well as an author's signature on the title page. Internally clean and tightly bound. Complete with 456 pages. [B.K.]Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The African Giant

By: Cloete, Stuart

Price: $4.75

Publisher: Collins: 1960

Seller ID: apzk

Condition: Good


jacket is shelf rubbed and edge worn. tanning and foxing. annotations and notes in text. light soiling and marks. well bound. fairly good copy.[S.K]Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Sameness and Difference: Problems and potentials in South African Civil Society

By: Cochrane, James R & Klein, Bastienne

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy: 2000

Seller ID: sp62

ISBN: 1565181557

Condition: Good


The wraps are marked and worn. A little creasing. Soundly bound.Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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My Chief and I

By: Colenso, Frances; Daymond, M. J.

Price: $36.10

Publisher: U.S.A.: University Of KwaZulu-Natal Press: 1994

Inscription: signed

Seller ID: awjj

ISBN: 0869808869

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed by Author(s)Wraps are shelf rubbed.Gift inscription signed by the editor.Well bound.The book was written by the author to defend the honour of the man she loved-Lt.-Col.Anthony Durnford and to protest against the harsh punishment meted out to the Hlubi and Ngwe peoples of Natal following the Langalibalele'uprising' of 1873.[R.K]Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Free Statia - Reminiscences of a lifetime in the Orange Free State

By: Collins, Wm W

Price: $47.50

Publisher: C Struik, Cape Town: 1965

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: bcyl

Condition: Used: Good


344 pages (complete). Numbered 651 of a limited edition of 750 copies. A mild-mannered copy. The dustjacket is benign with some scuffing, rubbing and wear. It is sure and secure. The red leather boards are very smart and clubbable. Within, there is some foxing and tanning, but in general the book is fresh, clean, clear, confident, well-maintained, amiable. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The South Africans with General Smuts in German East Africa 1916

By: Collyer, J.J.

Price: $380.00

Publisher: The Government Printer: 1939

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: osqe

Condition: Fair


The front end page has been signed by the author, J.J. Collyer, in blue ink. The green boards are extremely rubbed, edge worn and marked, with tearing and fraying of the cloth along the edges, and discolouration on the spine and boards. In spite of this, the text remains legible on the front and the spine, and the boards are still square and strong. Internally, there is mild tanning and foxing throughout, and it is heaviest on the end pages. There are no markings or inscriptions aside from that of the author, and the pages within are clean and complete with all maps present. The binding is sec... View more info

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The Renascence of South Africa

By: Colquhoun, Archibald R

Price: $128.25

Publisher: Hurst and Blackett, Limited, London: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: axzz

Condition: Fair


299 pages (complete). A benign copy of this VERY RARE book. Taking the book's age into account the condition is fair and sure. Colquhoun was a fine example of the Victorian Imperial man who saw action about the globe, was the first administrator of the Mashonaland and expedited the Manika agreement. By the time he was 50 his experiences in South Africa as an imperial servant, engineer and traveller were immense. The red cover, with the illustration of an African sunrise, is benign and sure. There is wear, some scuffing and marking. The spine is tanned with wear but is sure. Inside, the content... View more info

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The Cape of Adventure

By: Colvin, Ian D

Price: $22.80

Publisher: T.C. & E.C. Jack: 1912

Seller ID: 95kq

Condition: Good


The boards are slightly edge worn and show some insect damage. Internally clean, but age related marks can be noticed throughout. There is a previous owner's signature on the title page. The pages are deckle edged. Tightly bound and complete with 459 pages. [B.K.]Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Rewarding Conservation

By: Conservation Awards Committee of the Durban City Council

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Durban City Council Conservation Awards Committee and Communications & Public Relations Department: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: amca

ISBN: 0620171901

Condition: Fair


80 pages (complete). The dustjacket of this charming book has rubbing, scuffing. There is minimal wear. The back of the dj is marked and grubby. The maroon cover is stoic and sound. The back cover has some mild wear. The cover has marking and scuffing. Inside, there is evidence of usage and ownership throughout. The final pages have minor staining to the bottom edges. Otherwise, the photographic illustrations are evocative, bright, colourful and energetic and clear. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Beard shaver's bush: Place names in the Cape

By: Coombe, Ed; Slingsby, Peter

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Baardskeerder: 2000

Seller ID: bbxe

ISBN: 062024965X

Condition: Very Good


138 pages (complete). Wraps shelf rubbed and marked. Previous ownership rubber stamps and inscriptions. Still in a very good condition, tightly bound and internally clean. MK.Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Beard Shaver's Bush: Place Names in the Cape

By: Coombe, Ed;Slingsby, Peter

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Baardskeerder: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: signed

Seller ID: sr48

ISBN: 062024965X

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by Author(s)The wraps are slightly shelf rubbed.internally clean, soundly bound.signed by Author.[J.K]Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Beard Shaver's Bush: Place Names in the Cape

By: Coombe, Ed;Slingsby, Peter

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Baardskeerder: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: tm74

ISBN: 062024965X

Condition: Very Good


The wraps are shelf rubbed.Internally clean and tightly bound.EK.Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The Rise of South Africa

By: Cory, G. E.

Price: $152.00

Publisher: Longmans Green and Co: 1921

Seller ID: ahzd

Condition: Good


The book number applies to three volumes of this history of South Africa. Volume one is a reprint, volumes two (published 1913) and three (published 1919) are first editions. Volume one covers up to 1820; volume two 1820-1834; volume three 1834-1838. The covers of all three volumes have been marked and worn. Volume one in particular has suffered damage during storage. All covers have mottling, wear to the corners and extremities and to the head and feet of all three spines. The inside front cover of volume one has insect and storage damage and marking. There is a previous owner inscription on ... View more info

Kirk on the Zambesi: A Chapter of African History

By: Coupland, R.

Price: $71.25

Publisher: Clarendon Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: otgq

Condition: Very Good


The dust jacket is tanned and edge worn, with some small closed tears along the edges. Aside from this, it remains whole and intact. The boards are strong and square, with bright gold gilt to the spine. Internally, there is a tape residue marking on the front pastedown, and some of the pages within are "uncut" - please let us know upon ordering if you would like us to split the pages before posting. There are no markings or insriptions and the pages are clean and complete. Tightly bound and presents attractively in cellophane. JKOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier deli... View more info

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Brothers in War and Peace: Constand and Abraham Viljoen and the Birth of the New South Africa

By: Cruywagen, Dennis

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Zebra Press: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: amnl

ISBN: 1770226001

Condition: Near Fine


wraps are shelf rubbed. light marks. well bound. near fine copy.[S.K]Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

South Africa

By: Cubitt, Gerald S.;Helfet, Arnold

Price: $6.65

Publisher: C. Struik: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: xt73

ISBN: 0869770594

Condition: Very Good


Small tears on jacket and creased.Light insect damage.Well bound.[R.K]Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Call the wind

By: D'Arcy Thompson, Molly (text and illus)

Price: $47.50

Publisher: David Philip Publishers: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: signed

Seller ID: bbfn

ISBN: 0949968048

Condition: Good


Signed by Author(s)101 pages (complete). Signed by Molly D'Arcy Thompson on the title page. A collection of portraits of Xhosa, Pondo & Thembu, Bhaca & Zulu people capturing the everyday life and surroundings. A calm and amiable book. The dustjacket is worn, creased and scruffed. It is secure and sure. The boards are smart with shelving wear to the edges. Within, the contents are smart, bright, neat and tidy - as if new throughout! fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info