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The Secret History of South Africa or Sixty-five Years in The Transvaal

By: Abercrombie, H R

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Central News Agency Ltd., Johannesburg: 1952

Edition: 2nd E

Seller ID: 33nt

Condition: Very Good


298 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is much worn, scuffed, marked all about. It is yet passive and secure. The brown boards have some light shelving wear to the corners. The back board has a storage crease. The boards are otherwise sound and steady. The contents are mild-mannered, patient. They are clean, clear, convivial, contented, assured, amiable, tight, unblemished. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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From Bench to Bench : Reflections, Reminiscences and Records

By: Ahrens, F W

Price: $33.25

Publisher: Shuter & Shooter (Pty)., Ltd., Pietermaritzburg: 1948

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 38hp

Condition: Very Good


198 pages (complete). Inscribed to "The Right Honourable Mr Justice E F Watermeyer" who was Chief Justice of South Africa from 1943-1950, signed by Ahrens with his compliments (dated: Johannesburg, 29.1.51). Ahrens also signed the frontis portrait of him. A placid copy. The boards have storage sunning about the edges, some wear and scuffing. They are secure and steady. The contents are benign. There are very occasional storage marks, otherwise the pages are mild-mannered, clean, clear, congenial, genial. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery service... View more info

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Mocambique 1896-1898

By: Albuquerque, J Mousinho de

Price: $66.50

Publisher: Manoel Gomes, Editor, Lisbon: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15kx

Condition: Good


365 pages plus 49 pages notes and appendices (complete). In Portuguese throughout. A passive copy of this memoir from the man who installed Portuguese colonial administration and order throughout Mocambique. Half-leather, marbled boards. The leathered corners and spine have wear to all edges and corners and seams. Stamped gilt titling and decoration (benign) on the spine. The boards are scuffed and rubbed and marked. The boards are assured and healthy. The contents have been tanned from age throughout. They are however, clean, clear, certain, patrician, earnestly dutiful. fk. Orders... View more info

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Mousinho de Albuquerque - 2 Volumes

By: Albuquerque, Joaquim Mousinho de

Price: $285.00

Publisher: Divisao de Publicacoes e Biblioteca Agencia Geral das Colonias, Republica Portuguesa Ministerio das Colonias, Lisbon: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10ld

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes. In Portuguese throughout. Benign copies of the memoirs of the Portuguese colonial soldier and administrator who quelled rebellions and set up colonial peace in Moçambique. Volume I: Livro das Campanhas. 441 pages. The thin card covers have many handling and shelving marks and wear (particularly about the edges). They are steady and sure. The paper edges are untrimmed. The contents are pleasing. The early pages have splashes of foxing. Otherwise, the contents (including folded maps), are neat, comfortable, clean and clear. Volume II: Moçambique 1896-1898. Pub: 1934. 462... View more info

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Segredos, Mem??rias e Algumas Est??rias

By: Amorim, Fernando Manuel Fonseca

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Imprensa Universitada, Maputo: 2003

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bord

Condition: Good


115 pages (complete). Inscribed by Fonseca on the title page (dated: Maputo, 22 Novembro 2003). In Portuguese throughout. One of a limited run of 100 copies. The covers are placid with some light user wear about the edges and corners. The contents are neat, tidy, clean, clear, mild-mannered. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The Transvaal of Today : War, Witchcraft, Sport, and Spoils in South Africa

By: Aylward, Alfred

Price: $76.00

Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London: 1881

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 54ls

Condition: Good


323 pages plus folded map (complete). A comfortable copy of Aylward's mischievous memoir. Aylward, a self-styled Fenian, was known, by all sides wherever he found himself, to be unscrupulous with his values and loyalties. Fond of rebellion and ill-discipline he even yet had an extraordinary adventurous life fleeing from assassination, experiencing imprisonment and insurrection, hoping to establish the occasional republic whilst also being pro-Boer in the midst of the Natal Colony's capital (he was editor of the Natal Witness). The boards have amiable wear about all corners, edges and seams... View more info

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Paradise Plundered : The story of a Zimbabwean farm

By: Barker, Jim

Price: $57.00

Publisher: The Author, Harare: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 60ko

ISBN: 0797424466

Condition: Good


364 pages (complete). A passive copy of this memoir of Barker's eviction from his Karoi farm in Zimbabwe. The covers are tidy, clean, healthy. The contents are benign. The glued binding is a little weakened fore and aft. The initial pages have some handling wear, handling marks. The security of the early pages is a little fragile. However, the contents are clean, clear, assured, convivial, companionable, very confident. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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An Auto-Biographical Memoir - being A Plain Narrative of Occurences from early life to advanced age, chiefly intended for his children and descendants, countrymen and friends - Facsimile Reproduction

By: Borcherds, Petrus Borchardus

Price: $142.50

Publisher: Africana Connoisseurs Press, Cape Town: 1963

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 3lq

Condition: Very Good


500 pages plus index (complete). Numbered 371 of a limited edition of 500 copies. A placid copy. The green boards are passive. They have some corner knocks, some very mild shelving wear, some shallow scuffing. They are sound, sure. The contents are pleasing. The top edges of the pages have been a little waved from damp storage conditions. Otherwise, the contents are clean, clear, convivial, mellow, comfortable. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Tilt the Sack - being random recollections and some excursions

By: Bresler, The Hon C P

Price: $76.00

Publisher: J P van der Walt and Son (Pty) Ltd., Pretoria: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bkid

Condition: Good


207 pages (complete). Signed by Bresler on the title page (dated: 19.12.65). The dustjacket is much worn, torn, scuffed and marked. It is comfortable. The boards are neat. Within, the early and later pages are foxed. In general the pages are amiable, clean, clear, confident, certain. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Tilt the Sack - being random recollections and some excursions

By: Bresler, The Hon C P

Price: $76.00

Publisher: J P Van Der Walt and Son (Pty) Ltd, Pretoria: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36kb

Condition: Very Good


207 pages (complete). Inscribed by Bresler to Judge Victor Hiemstra (Hiemstra was a most effective silk and constitutional lawyer; he was not favoured by the apartheid governments who refused to appoint him to the Appellate Division as they considered him too liberal): "To Hiemstra J. With the Compliments of the Author - Johannesburg 25.11.65". The front pastedown has an ex-libris plate showing Hiemstra's Arms and indicating his previous ownership of this copy. The dustjacket is much worn all about. It has creasing, tears (open and closed), scuffing, handling and storage marks. It ... View more info

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Parys-Parys: Retoer

By: Brink, André P

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Human & Rousseau, Kaapstad, Pretoria: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 89in

Condition: Good


163 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A benign copy. The boards have some scuffing, wear. They are steady and sure. The contents are mild-mannered. There are neat pencilled annotations throughout. There are freckles of foxing fore and aft. Nevertheless, the pages are healthy, clean, clear, contented, congenial. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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'n Vurk in Die Pad - 'n Memoir

By: Brink, Andre P.

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Human & Rousseau: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: odgy

ISBN: 0798149965

Condition: Used: Very Good


480 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. In excellent condition. The dustjacket has minimal stacking marks. Inside, the contents are as new: crisp, clean, very confident.Due to weight postal adjustments may be required.[Restored]03-10-2019. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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A Local Habitation: An Autobiography 1945-90

By: Butler, Guy

Price: $44.65

Publisher: David Philip Publishers: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 12ke

ISBN: 086486180X

Condition: Good


310 pages (complete). Signed by the benevolent Butler on the title page. A contented copy. The dustjacket has some wear about the edges from shelving, some very light sunning and marking. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are placid. They have gentle shelving marks to the edges; they are handsome and healthy. The contents have evidence of attentive use throughout. There a number of user corner folds. The book has also suffered a little from the quality of the paper used in South Africa at the time. There is tanning to the edges of most pages. Nonetheless, the contents are gen... View more info

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A Fortune Through My Fingers

By: Carstens, Jack

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Howard Timmins, Cape Town: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 19qk

Condition: Very Good


185 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Jack Carstens: "Best of luck to my old 'Storming Party' pal. Hope you enjoy reading it, Norman. Jack Carstens - 24/9/62". The first free page has a tipped-in photograph (in very good condition) labelled in Carsten's handwriting: 'Five of Lance-Corporal Jack Carsten's "Storming Party" at Vimy Ridge - August 1916 / Photograph taken at Duisans (arras sector) Nov 1916.' The photograph is further labelled with names. A contented copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj has wear and tear about all edges,... View more info

Image for Memoria: A Luanda ou Os Estados do Muatianvua - Dominios da Soberania de Portugal - Comprovados pela antiga expansao e influencia dos Porguguezes, Convenoes com as Nacoes Estrangeiras e Estado Livre do Congo sobre a divisao politica do Continente Africano; tratados, declaracoes e convencoes com os diversos potentados dos Estados indigenas, embaixadas que teem vindo a Loanda a ainda pela correspondencia official trocada entre o Chefe da Expedicao Portugueza ao Muatianvua de 1884-1888 com as diversas auctoridades portuguezas e indigenas

Memoria: A Luanda ou Os Estados do Muatianvua - Dominios da Soberania de Portugal - Comprovados pela antiga expansao e influencia dos Porguguezes, Convenoes com as Nacoes Estrangeiras e Estado Livre do Congo sobre a divisao politica do Continente Africano; tratados, declaracoes e convencoes com os diversos potentados dos Estados indigenas, embaixadas que teem vindo a Loanda a ainda pela correspondencia official trocada entre o Chefe da Expedicao Portugueza ao Muatianvua de 1884-1888 com as diversas auctoridades portuguezas e indigenas

By: Carvalho, Henrique Augusto Dias de

Price: $142.50

Publisher: Adolpho, Modesto & Ca. Impressores, Lisbon: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 67oo

Condition: Good


422 pages (complete). In Portuguese throughout. A much owned, negligently stored, amiably aging copy. Marbled boards, leather spine. The boards are worn all about. They are scuffed, marked. Leather spine has wear, handling and shelving marks. Gilt decoration and titling. It is genial and benign and healthy. The boards are steady and sure. The contents have stamps and a signature from a previous owner (Eugenio Thomax Madeira). The frontis and end papers have some residue from removed label/s. They also have evidence of damp(ish) storage. The contents are tanned throughout from pape... View more info

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Lewensavontuur III : Studiejare in Suid-Afrika en Duitsland

By: Cilliers, Prof A C

Price: $61.75

Publisher: Tafelberg-Uitgewers Beperk: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bmed

ISBN: 0624004767

Condition: Very Good


228 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. Inscribed by Cilliers' son, Andries: "Aan David Immelman van Oom Andries Cilliers, Seenwense, Kersfees 1997". In general happy condition. The dustjacket is pleasant, secure. It has some wear about the edges and some light scuffing. The boards are handsome and modest. Within, the contents are very clear, clean, confident, amiable and companionable. fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Lewensavontuur - 3 vols

By: Cilliers, Prof A C

Price: $80.75

Publisher: Tafelberg-Uitgewers, Kaapstad: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17ht

Condition: Very Good


3 Volumes (complete). Each in Afrikaans throughout. Vol 1: "Kinderjare Op 'n Bolandse Plaas". The dustjacket is neat, healthy, a little scuffed and marked. The boards have shelving wear to the edges. They are otherwise sturdy and sound. The contents are clean, clear, comfortable, companionable. Vol II: "Seunsjare op Olyfboom" (ISBN: 0624002675), 1972. Condition as for volume I. Volume III: "Studiejare in Suid-Afrika en Duitsland" (ISBN: 0624004767), 1973. The dustjacket has wear, tear, scuffing. It is secure. Otherwise, the book's condition is as with the oth... View more info

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A Victorian Son : An Autobiography 1897-1922

By: Cloete, Stuart

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Collins: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: blli

ISBN: 0002110415

Condition: Near Fine


319 pages (complete). Signed by Cloete on the title page. A pleasing copy. The dustjacket has some mild wear and scuffing. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are very smart and handsome. The pages are healthy, very clean, very clear - almost as new throughout. Confidence rules! fk. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Remiscences of Kimberley

By: Cohen, Louis

Price: $71.25

Publisher: Bennett & Co, London: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 68mf

Condition: Fair


436 pages (complete). Please note that the frontispage is missing. A much owned copy of this thrillingly notorious book. Cohen, who was a cousin and a business partner of Barney Barnato, was sued for libel by J B Robinson, a mining magnate. It drove him to bankruptcy, but did not deter him from further reminiscences. A scruffy copy. The boards are much worn, stained, marked all about from handling, ownership and storage. They are steady and sure. The contents are resolutely placid. The contents are a little aged. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, comfortable, occasionally marke... View more info

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Free Statia - or Reminiscences of a Lifetime in the Orange Free State of South Africa, from 1852 to end of 1875 : 23 years

By: Collins, Wm W

Price: $190.00

Publisher: The Friend Printing and Publishing Company Limited, Bloemfontein, ORC, South Africa: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19le

Condition: Good


391 pages (complete). Ex-library (Albert Public Library, Burgersdorp) with consequent stamps and wear. The frontispage has a previous owner signature (C F Leygonie - who was dominee of the Dutch Reformed Church at Sterkstroom for many years). The pale green boards are mild-mannered. They have wear about the edges, corners. They have light scuffing and ownership marks. They are also steady and sure. The contents are placid. There are some occasional annotations. The papertrims are foxed. There are some user creases. But, in general and by far, the contents are clean, clear, only very... View more info