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Image for Groote Schuur: Woning van Suid-Afrika se Eerste Minister; Residence of South Africa's Prime Minister

Groote Schuur: Woning van Suid-Afrika se Eerste Minister; Residence of South Africa's Prime Minister

By: N/A

Price: $10.45

Publisher: The Department of Information: 1970

Seller ID: bzax

Condition: Very Good


The dust jacket is shelf rubbed, edge worn and torn. It has minor marks as well as on the front flap. It will still look good with cellophane though. The boards are in a very good condition, except for a slight knock on the front. There is also a rubber stamp within the front board. This tall book is internally clean and tightly bound. Complete with 127 pages. Afrikaans and English language.Due to weight postal adjustments may be required. [B.K.] View more info

Image for Cape  Town  Triennial  1985

Cape Town Triennial 1985

By: N/A

Price: $28.50

Publisher: 1985,

Seller ID: bytj

Condition: Used: Very Good


Wraps are rubbed and marked.One inscription crossed through.Excellent binding.Programme.Stapled format.[R.K] View more info

Riviersonderend: Water Augmentation Scheme, City of Cape Town / Wateraanvullingskema, Stad Kaapstad

By: N/A

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Waterworks Branch, City Engineer's Department, Cape Town: 1983

Seller ID: 57iz

Condition: Very Good


16 pages (complete). In English and Afrikaans. Booklet, in landscape format, to mark the opening Riviersonderend scheme in 1983. The covers are mild-mannered. They have some wear from use, some scuffing and light marking. They are secure and sure. The pages are clean, clear, diligent, careful, neat. fk View more info

Image for Order of Proceedings - at the Laying of the Foundation Stone of the New Buildings at Groote Schuur - Friday, 1st May, 1925 - University of Cape Town / Program - van die Hoeksteenlegging van die Nuwe Geboue by Groote Schuur - Vryday, 1st Mei 1925 - Uniwersiteit van Kaapstad

Order of Proceedings - at the Laying of the Foundation Stone of the New Buildings at Groote Schuur - Friday, 1st May, 1925 - University of Cape Town / Program - van die Hoeksteenlegging van die Nuwe Geboue by Groote Schuur - Vryday, 1st Mei 1925 - Uniwersiteit van Kaapstad

By: N/A

Price: $47.50

Publisher: University of Cape Town: 1925

Seller ID: 9kk

Condition: Very Good


Complete. In English and Afrikaans. Ceremonial programme for the laying of the foundation stone by The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor). This marked the building of the Mens and Womens Residences and to anticipate the construction of Jameson Memorial Hall, University Library, Hiddingh Hall and other buildings. The covers have some mild handling marks, some even lighter handling wear. They are benign. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, certain, confident, proud. fk View more info

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Furniture at the Cape

By: N/A

Price: $4.75

Publisher: G.H. Starck Limited of Elsies River: 1952

Seller ID: 89kq

Condition: Very Good


The wraps are slightly shelf rubbed, with some minor marks. Internally clean and tightly bound. This pamphlet is complete with 16 pages. Van Riebeeck Festival Fair.[B.K.] View more info

Image for The Birthday Book 1939 : Groote Schuur Hospital

The Birthday Book 1939 : Groote Schuur Hospital

By: N/A

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town: 1939

Seller ID: 67kr

Condition: Good


58 pages (complete). An amicable copy. The cloth covered boards are much marked from handling, age and storage. There is amiable wear and scuffing all about. They are comfortable. The front cover and frontispage have previous owner signatures. The contents are amiable and cheerful. They have some few handling marks and wear. However, they are by far, clean, clear, convivial, companionable, contented. fk View more info

Image for The Celebration of Peace: August 2 to 5, 1919 - Official Programme and Souvenir Booklet

The Celebration of Peace: August 2 to 5, 1919 - Official Programme and Souvenir Booklet

By: N/A

Price: $142.50

Publisher: Cape Town Peace Celebrations Committee: 1919

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: osrc

Condition: Good


The title page has been signed by William Thorne, the Mayor of Cape Town at the time and the book appears to be limited edition number 6. The boards are rubbed and edge worn, with the corners and top and bottom edges of the spine chipped and fraying. Aside from this, the boards remain strong and square, with bright gold gilt to the front. Internally, the pages are mildly tanned throughout, but there are no other markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are neat, legible and complete. The binding is sound. JK View more info

Image for Rhodes Cottage Museum - Opened by His Worship the Mayor, Fritz Sonnenberg, MPC - Muizenberg, Cape Town, 4th July, 1953

Rhodes Cottage Museum - Opened by His Worship the Mayor, Fritz Sonnenberg, MPC - Muizenberg, Cape Town, 4th July, 1953

By: N/A

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Rhodes Cottage Museum, Cape Town: 1953

Seller ID: 76qh

Condition: Good


7 pages (complete). A mellowed copy of this short guide to Rhodes' Cottage. The covers are mottled with foxing, they have wear about the edges, some creasing. They are comfortable and secure. The front and end pages are flushed with foxing. The pages are clean, clear, convivial, companionable. fk View more info

Image for Mountain Tramway Ride round Lion's Head, Twelve Photographic Postcards in sepia illustrating the

Mountain Tramway Ride round Lion's Head, Twelve Photographic Postcards in sepia illustrating the

By: N/A

Price: $33.25

Publisher: Valentine and Sons Publishing Co., Ltd.,. Cape Town: 1905?

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 94re

Condition: Good


Complete. A fustily genial copy of this small set of postcards of Cape Town at the turn of the 19th/20th Century. The covers are marked, worn by handling and age. The glued binding does have some wear but is secure and sure. The postcards are a trifle aged, but are still clear, evocative, firm, healthy, sturdy, fascinating. fk View more info

Image for Van Riebeek Hotel - Cape Town - Architectural Plans - Cape Town Foreshore Plan 1947

Van Riebeek Hotel - Cape Town - Architectural Plans - Cape Town Foreshore Plan 1947

By: N/A

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Robin Summers, Cape Town: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 85ru

Condition: Good


Complete. Photo-folio in landscape format. Ring binding (strong but worn). Plans for a hotel that was never built! It was to have been part of the very ambitious plans for the reclaimed land along the city's foreshore. These plans were somewhat stymied by the arrival of the Nationalist government who were suspicious of the effects of the plans on racially decided 'borders' in the city. Board covers that are tatty and worn. Despite the wear and the ring binding wear, the covers and contents are secure and sure. The pages (card) have wear and marks about the edges. Otherwise, the conten... View more info

Image for Cape Town from the heart: Prominent people talking about Cape Town

Cape Town from the heart: Prominent people talking about Cape Town

By: N/A

Price: $28.50

Publisher: City of Cape Town: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15rx

ISBN: 0947439404

Condition: Near Fine


54 pages (complete). A smart copy. Included: a signed letter from the departing mayor of Cape Town (Peter Muller) to the historian and energetic Capetonian, Frank Bradlow. The covers are shiny, fresh. The contents are most pleasing. They are bright, very clean and clear, eager, tidy, neat - as if almost new throughout! fk View more info

Image for Woodstock - A selection of articles from The Woodstock Whisperer 2003-2007 : A Journey into the Colourful and Fascinating Character of South Africa's Earliest Suburb

Woodstock - A selection of articles from The Woodstock Whisperer 2003-2007 : A Journey into the Colourful and Fascinating Character of South Africa's Earliest Suburb

By: Athiros, Gabriel & Louise

Price: $66.50

Publisher: Historical Media cc., Tokai: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: budp

ISBN: 0620399244

Condition: Very Good


140 pages (complete). Signed by both Gabriel and Louise Athiros on the title page. A pleasant copy. The illustrated matte covers are benign. They have shelf rubbing and some wear. They are pleasing. Within, the contents are in excellent condition. The pages are amiable, companionable, clean, clear, generous, confident, generous. fk View more info

Image for A West Coast Odyssey : a Journey into the Colourful and Fascinating History of the Cape's West Coast Peninsula

A West Coast Odyssey : a Journey into the Colourful and Fascinating History of the Cape's West Coast Peninsula

By: Athiros, Gabriel, Louise and Nikolai ; Turner, Mike

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Historical Media: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: c155j

ISBN: 0620410043

Condition: Fine


the pictorial boards are a touch shelf rubbed. the book has no inscriptions and actually appears unread. a lovely book with no flaws to speak of View more info

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The Spirit of District Six

By: Barrow, Brian

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Human & Rousseau (Pty) Ltd: 2003

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 100jb

ISBN: 0798143878

Condition: Near Fine


64 pages (complete). A comfortable copy of this engaging book about the energy and life within District Six (later wilfully destroyed (by the apartheid government)) Cape Town neighbourhood. The boards have some light sunning from storage. There is some light wear and scuffing. They are otherwise pleasing. The contents are gratifyingly healthy and fresh-faced. The pages are clean, clear, energetic, assured. fk View more info

Image for Argitektoniese Skoonheid in Kaapstad se Kompanjiestuin  1777 - 1805

Argitektoniese Skoonheid in Kaapstad se Kompanjiestuin 1777 - 1805

By: Bax, D en Koemaqn, C

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Tafelberg - Uitgewers: 1963

Seller ID: 32ih

Condition: Very Good


The boards are in a very good condition. There is a previous owner's inscription within the front board. Afrikaans language with English summary. This oblong book is internally clean and complete with 111 pages. Please note: Unless posted in South - Africa we will need to ask for extra postage as this is a heavy book. [B.K.] View more info

Image for Texture and Memory: The Urbanism of District Six

Texture and Memory: The Urbanism of District Six

By: Bezzoli, Marco ; Marks, Rafael ; Kruger, Martin

Price: $190.00

Publisher: Urban Housing Research Unit, Cape Technikon: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: cagf

ISBN: 0620208821

Condition: Fine


numbered edition. #38 of 100 copies printed. signed by all 3 contributors. there is also a small gift inscription. the pictorial boards are a touch shelf rubbed. the binding is excellent and this very large book appears very little used. View more info

French Speakers at the Cape in the first hundred years of Dutch East India Company rule: The European background

By: Boucher, Maurice

Price: $70.30

Publisher: University of South Africa: 1983

Edition: 2nd Revised Edition

Seller ID: c324j

ISBN: 0869812874

Condition: Good


the jacket is rather marked, worn and torn. there are 2 holes in the spine and the edges are frayed. it still presents decently in cellophane. the book, however, is very well preserved. there are no inscriptions and the binding is excellent. View more info

Narrative of an Exploratory Tour to the North-East of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope by the Revs. T. Arbousset and F. Daumas of the Paris Missionary Society

By: Brown, John Croumbie

Price: $209.00

Publisher: John C. Bishop & George and Robert King: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 56sf

Condition: Fair


the book has been rebound in recent full leather. new end papers and label to the spine. the fold out map is present. the book shows signs of much handling and use. there are small marks, tears and creases. it is complete and well bound with no previous ownership marks. View more info

Image for Cradle of Commerce: The Story of Block B - Privately Published by Woolworths (Pty) Ltd at Cape Town on October 1, 1974 at the Inauguration of its New Store on Block B

Cradle of Commerce: The Story of Block B - Privately Published by Woolworths (Pty) Ltd at Cape Town on October 1, 1974 at the Inauguration of its New Store on Block B

By: Cairns, Margaret (text); Grutter, Wilhelm (Ed)

Price: $42.75

Publisher: Woolworths (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town: 1974

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 74pk

Condition: Near Fine


64 pages (complete). Numbered 17 of a limited edition of 1000. However do take note of this further advice: "Twenty-five copies [of which this is one] were printed on Zerkall-Butten paper and bound in linen." Signed by Cairns on the certification page. Inscribed to the esteemed Africana historian and expert, Frank Bradlow, from Margaret Cairns on the opp-title page. The book is housed in a smart slipcase (also covered in linen). This has some wear and storage marks, but is overwhelmingly attractive. The boards are handsome, healthy. The spine has a small storage blot. The conten... View more info

Image for Among the Vineyards: The story of Christ Church, Constantia

Among the Vineyards: The story of Christ Church, Constantia

By: Carter, R R Langham

Price: $28.50

Publisher: The Author: 1986

Seller ID: 4ra

Condition: Very Good


32 pages (complete). A neat copy. Included: a rough note from Langham Carter to Frank Bradlow (a well known Africana specialist and historian). The covers are tidy and smart. The contents are tight, bright, clean, clear, diligent, keen. fk View more info