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The South African Woman's Who's Who

By: N/A

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Biographies (Pty) Limited, Johannesburg: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: ccqh

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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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

By: N/A

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Wootton & Gibson (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg: 1961

Seller ID: ccmi

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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Men of the Times : Old Colonists of the Cape Colony and Orange River Colony

By: N/A

Price: $380.00

Publisher: The Transvaal Publishing Company, Johannesburg etc: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24jm

Condition: Good


646 pages (complete). Very heavy. "Who's Who" format. A venerable copy. The boards are much worn, marked and scuffed and scarred all about. Half leather: worn, elderly, tired. The boards are robustly steady. Spine has wear, marks. It is fit and secure. Within, the contents are resolutely benign. Paper edges trimmed in gilt (placid, luxe). There is evidence of repeated, avid use throughout the book. First two pages have been photocopied. The early pages are much worn. The contents are nonetheless magisterial, dutiful, clear, clean (mostly), confidently comfortable, tidy, well... View more info

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Men of the Times: Pioneers of the Transvaal and Glimpses of South Africa

By: N/A

Price: $285.00

Publisher: The Transvaal Publishing Company, Johannesburg: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 55rr

Condition: Very Good


391 pages (complete). A stout copy. Ex-library (Transvaal Provincial Library / Transvaalse Provinsiale Biblioteek) copy with consequent debris, residue. labels, stamps, annotations, wear, usage. The front pastedown has a label declaring previous ownership by the (now closed) Macrorie House Museum in Pietermaritzburg. Half leather. The spine has been repaired with leather patches. Padded cloth boards. These are much marked, worn, scuffed. The leather corners are worn and rubbed. The spine has much wear. The gilt titling and decoration are dulled. The page trims are gilded. The conte... View more info

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Men of the Times: Old Colonists of the Cape Colony and Orange River Colony

By: N/A

Price: $361.00

Publisher: The Transvaal Publishing Company, Johannesburg, Cape Town, London: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20rz

Condition: Very Good


646 pages (complete). A resolutely grandiose copy. Half-leather. The boards are much worn all about. The back boards have been subjected to damp storage conditions with the consequences of staining, wear. The spine has wear, chapping. The leather corners are stained and worn. The boards are scuffed, dulled, marked, worn. However, the boards and spine are steady, assured, secure. Papertrims are gilded (a little scuffed and worn but still bright). The final pages have been protected by the sturdiness and soundness of the boards. The consequences of the damp are slight and shallow and th... View more info

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This Was a Man

By: Bennett, Benjamin

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Howard B Timmins, Cape Town: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 39ir

Condition: Good


264 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Benjamin Bennett on the first free page (dated: Cape Town, August 1958). A gently aging copy of this biography of the advocate and sportsman, Beauclerk Upington. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket is scuffed, rubbed, marked, worn all about. It is secure and sure. The boards have not been blessed with careful ownership. They have wear, stains, marks all about. Nonetheless, they are assured and steady. The contents are aged. Due to paper quality, the pages have tanning (mostly about the edges). They are ... View more info

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The Pagel Story

By: Birkby, Carel

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Howard B Timmins, Cape Town / Hodder & Stoughton, London and Cape Town: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100kf

Condition: Very Good


242 pages (complete). A decent copy of this biography of the South African circus master. The boards are steady and mild-mannered. They have some wear about the edges, some light scuffing and sunning about the edges. They are steady and sure. The contents are mild-mannered. The frontis and end papers have foxing. The pages are agreeably healthy. They are tight, fresh, clean, clear, comfortable, convivial, amiable. fk View more info

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Die Lewe van D F Malan : Die Eerste Veertig Jaar

By: Booyens, Prof dr Brun

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Tafelberg-Uitgewers: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cgxs

Condition: Fair


329 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. An inconsiderately stored copy. The book has, at some stage, been subject to damp storage conditions. There are, consequently, damp marks and waving. The book is even yet sturdy and resolute. The dustjacket is marked, worn all about. It is secure. The boards are placid and patient. The contents are marked from storage. There is some foxing. In general they are competent, assured, clear, still useful for resource and research. fk View more info

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An Uneasy Anger : De La Rey and the Foster Gang

By: Brien, Michael

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Ampersand Press, South Africa: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cevt

ISBN: 1919760768

Condition: Near Fine


230 pages (complete). A very pleasing copy. The covers are smart, neat, sure. The contents are fresh, bright, clear, clean, confident - as if new throughout. fk View more info

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Emily Hobhouse: Beloved Traitor

By: Brits, Elsabe

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Tafelberg Publishers Ltd: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37jf

ISBN: 0624076628

Condition: Fine


336 pages (complete). A very smart copy. The matte covers have very, very shallow scuffing. They are fresh and healthy. The contents are most pleasing. The pages are very clean and clear, tight and bright, confident and generous - as if new throughout! fk View more info

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Emily Hobhouse: Beloved Traitor

By: Brits, Elsabé

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Tafelberg: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 95ka

ISBN: 0624076628

Condition: Near Fine


336 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. Softcover with flaps. The covers have some mild wear from shelving to edges and seams. The matte covers are otherwise neat. The contents are most pleasing. They are tidy, clean, clear, liberally illustrated, very confident, very generous. fk View more info

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Saam met 'n Boesman in Parys

By: Bruno, Giovanni

Price: $47.50

Publisher: The Author:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9hq

Condition: Near Fine


228 text pages (text on facing pages) (complete). A privately published book on the famous Khoi man, Tswi. This is a benign, expectant copy. The covers have wear, scuffing, mild marks and user creasing. They are secure and sure. The pages are neat, tidy and pleasingly healthy. They are clean, clear, assured, diligent, fresh. fk View more info

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Trail of the Copper King

By: Bulpin, T V

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Howard B Timmins, Cape Town: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: blkl

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

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The Hunter is Death

By: Bulpin, T V

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Nelson: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bphp

Condition: Poor


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 View more info

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The White Whirlwind

By: Bulpin, T V

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., Johannesburg: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: cefb

Condition: Good


343 pages (complete). Signed by Bulpin on the first free page. A mild-mannered, companionable copy of this biography of the extraordinary Johan Colenbrander. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. It has shelving and handling wear about the edges. It has been a little scuffed. The boards are sound, sunned, marked from storage. The papertrims are tanned. Within, there is ample evidence throughout, of contented use. The guttering along the first free page is a little loose. This does not affect the security of the pages. The pages have mild user wear, they are clean, c... View more info

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The Hunter is Death

By: Bulpin, T V

Price: $45.60

Publisher: Nelson, Johannesburg: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32hn

Condition: Very Good


348 pages (complete). A benign copy of this biography of the extraordinary adventurer and hunter, George Rushby. The dustjacket is much worn and torn all about. It is included. The boards are mild. They have wear to all edges and seams. They are very lightly sunned. They are steady and sound. The contents are contented. They are clean, clear, companionable, congenial. fk View more info

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Daylight Must Come : The Story of Dr Helen Roseveare

By: Burgess, Alan

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Michael Joseph, London: 1974

Edition: Special

Seller ID: cgwm

Condition: Good


273 pages (complete). Pre-publication (uncorrected) copy of the story of the quite extraordinary Dr Helen Roseveare. The covers have wear and marks from storage and handling. The spine has some user creasing. Otherwise, they are secure and sure. The contents are mild-mannered, comfortable, clean, clear, fresh. fk View more info

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African Portraits : A Biography of Paul Kruger, Cecil Rhodes and Lobengula, Last King of the Matabele

By: Cloete, Stuart

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Constantia Publishers, Cape Town: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: cdfo

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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Chris Barnard: By those who know him

By: Cooper, David (Ed)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Vlaeberg Publishers, South Africa: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: cdvg

ISBN: 0947461191

Condition: Good


362 pages (complete). Signed by Chris Barnard on the title page. A gently owned copy. The covers have some wear, marks from use. There is wear to the edges and seams. They are still sound and healthy. The contents are assured and generous. The edges are marked and lightly worn from handling and use. The pages are clean, clear, certain, confident. fk View more info

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Tutu as I Know Him : On a Personal Note

By: Crawford-Browne, Lavinia ; Meiring, Piet (Eds)

Price: $52.25

Publisher: Umuzi: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36jt

ISBN: 1415200238

Condition: Near Fine


224 pages (complete). Signed by Archbishop TUTU on the frontispage (dated: Nov 2006). A very smart and pleasing copy, Softcover with flaps. The covers are healthy, smart. The contents are most gratifying. They are clean, clear, generous, convivial, comfortable - as if almost new throughout! fk View more info