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The Life Story of a Gemsbuck

By: Aschenborn, H Ant.

Price: $34.20

Publisher: Juta & Co.., Ltd., Cape Town: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: byag

Condition: Very Good


26 pages with coloured and b/w plates (complete). A neat, satisfying copy. The green boards are mild-mannered, genial, secure. They have some wear, a little scuffing. The contents are fresh and agreeable. The pages are clean, clear, generous, beneficent and utterly charming. fk View more info

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Kivet of the Bush

By: Barlow, Arthur

Price: $7.60

Publisher: A C White P & P Co., Ltd., Bloemfontein: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 75iy

Condition: Good


120 pages (complete). A resolutely affable copy. The boards are much worn, marked, scuffed all about. They are steady and benign. The contents have aging fore and aft. However, the pages and colour illustrations are pleasing. They are clean, clear, most generous, welcoming and fresh-faced. fk View more info

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Fly Cemetry and Other Juicy Stories

By: Brain, Helen

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Human & Rousseau (Pty) Ltd: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cbxp

ISBN: 0798139870

Condition: Very Good


92 pages (complete). A tidy, bright copy. The covers are most agreeable. They have some light wear along the edges. They also have very light scuffing. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, generous, most ready. fk View more info

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Lucy Moonflower

By: Cloete, James

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Net#work BBDO, Johannesburg: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: chbo

ISBN: 0620361670

Condition: Good


Complete. Picture flat. An amiably owned copy. The covers have user wear, creases and marks. They are comfortable, secure. The contents are bright and enjoyable. They have some user wear to the edges. The pages are certain, clean, clear, enchanting. fk View more info

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The Little Man in the Land of the Littler Men

By: Connolly, Anna Mae

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Central News Agency, South Africa: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 97jo

Condition: Good


39 pages (complete). A resolutely cheerful copy. Stapled spine. The covers have much wear, marking, creasing, scuffing. The spine has much wear, however the staples are rigorous in their duty and the binding is strong. The covers are hale and sturdy. The contents are mild-mannered and amiable. Four coloured plates (bright and playful). The b/w illustrations are bold - some have been aided by a well-meaning artistically-inclined childish hand. These contributions... View more info

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Ten Tickeys: A Short Story about a Long Walk and a Small Boy - for Christmas, that brings tidings of joy - or for any other day in the year which, like this story, does the same

By: De Bosdari, C

Price: $32.30

Publisher: AA Balkema, Cape Town: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 76ce

Condition: Very Good


Complete. A slim booklet in contented condition. It is contained in a neat handmade case, the faces of which have some storage marks. It is otherwise sturdy and sound. Included: invitation to a reception to mark the fiftieth anniversary of AA Balkema as a bookseller and publisher. A tear-sheet from 'Nederlandse Post' about Balkema. The covers of the story have storage marks, stains and wear. They are comfortable and secure. Whilst the contents have some mild evid... View more info

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Our Young Writers : An Anthology of Stories and Poems by South African Girls and Boys

By: de Freitas, Frank ; Hodes, Lionel (compilers and eds)

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Unie-Volkspers Beperk, Cape Town: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40oa

Condition: Fair


105 pages (complete). A much owned copy. The boards and spine are much worn, scratched, scuffed and marked all about from use, storage, shelving. The boards and spine are comfortable. The contents are placid. There are handling, storage marks here and there principally to the earlier and later pages. In general and by far, the pages are mild-mannered, clean and clear, contented, convivial, agreeably certain. fk View more info

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Diamond Coast

By: Divine, A D

Price: $16.15

Publisher: Methuen & Co., Ltd., London: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bwrm

Condition: Fair


172 pages (complete). A scruffy even if benign copy. The boards are worn, marked and stained. They are secure, comfortable. The contents have some previous owner annotations to the frontispages. The pages in general, are contented, genial, companionable, clean, clear, certain. fk View more info

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Jock of the Bushveld

By: Fitzgerald, Sir Percy

Price: $6.65

Publisher: Longman, Green and Co: 1947

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: btva

Condition: Fair


317 pages (complete). A much owned, passive copy. Linen-card covers. The covers are worn, sunned, marked. The book has, at some stage, been subjected to mild damp conditions, the consequences of which are wrinkles and mild waving to the covers and pages. The covers are secure. Within, the pages, aside from the damp consequences are clean, comfortable, comforting, clear, certain, congenial. fk View more info

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Jock of the Bushveld (abridged)

By: FitzPatrick, Sir Percy

Price: $10.45

Publisher: Kestrel Books: 1976

Seller ID: bpao

ISBN: 0722652380

Condition: Fair


276 pages (complete). A new abridged edition with colour plates by A J Butler. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover (scruffy). The dj is benign and contented and assured. Within, there are storage related marks about. There are splashes of foxing fore and aft. The page trims have a stain mark - this transfers to the page edges (but avoids the text by a wide margin). The pages are amiable, clear, certain, companionable and may be read with complete e... View more info

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River of Gold

By: Goldie, Fay

Price: $4.75

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9jc

ISBN: 0192712993

Condition: Very Good


193 pages (complete). A comfortably decent copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The covers are pleasing. It does have some mild shelving wear. The boards are healthy. The contents are gratifyingly clean, clear, convivial, engaging, keen. fk View more info

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"Mother Goose" of Helderberg : The legend of Peggy

By: Harling, Ann

Price: $13.30

Publisher: The Author, Somerset West, South Africa: 1993

Seller ID: bwra

ISBN: 0620176172

Condition: Near Fine


11 pages (complete). A sweet short booklet about the "Mother Goose" of Helderberg. The covers are neat and tight. The pages are clean, amiable, friendly, clear, tight and fresh. Most pleasing. fk View more info

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Oom Willem se Droom

By: Jansen, Beverley

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Trust for Community Outreach & Education, Athlone, Cape Town:

Seller ID: 15hp

Condition: Very Good


19 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. One of series of stories from the West Coast of South Africa published by the Trust for Community Outreach & Education (founded by the late Steve Biko and some of his peers in 1983). A gentle copy. The book is housed in a portfolio style envelope. This is a little worn, marked. It is comfortable and secure. There is a resource sheet for classes. The booklet itself is heartwarming, clean, clear, benevolent, amiable, as... View more info

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Kanesia of the Gourd : An African Fairy Story

By: Kingdon, Dorothy (compiler)

Price: $14.25

Publisher: The Author:

Seller ID: 32ll

Condition: Fair


16 pages (complete). A placid copy. Pocket sized. Card covers. The covers are scruffy, marked by handling and storage. They have wear. However, the covers are sure and secure. The contents are amiably aged. They have storage and handling marks, very light user wear. In general and by far, the contents are kindly, gentle, clean and clear and benevolent. fk View more info

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Desert Magic : Stories from a soldier in the Western Desert to his little daughter

By: Leviseur, Herbert

Price: $35.15

Publisher: Central News Agency Ltd., South Africa: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bnve

Condition: Poor


64 pages (complete). A grubby, much owned (and loved) copy of these charming, sentimental stories from a father at war to his daughter. The covers are intact and secure. They are very worn, scuffed, marked, resolute. The cloth spine is worn and tight. The contents are much worn, marked, creased. However, the charm of the endeavour shines through irresistibly. The pages are tight, patient, utterly engaging. fk View more info

Image for The Young Springbok Souvenir Book / Die Jong Springbok Gedenkboek - South African Stories, Articles and Pictures / Suid-Afrikaanse Verhale, Artikels en Prente

The Young Springbok Souvenir Book / Die Jong Springbok Gedenkboek - South African Stories, Articles and Pictures / Suid-Afrikaanse Verhale, Artikels en Prente

By: Lighton, Conrad (Compiler / Editor)

Price: $23.75

Publisher: The National Thrift Organisation / Die Nasionale Spaarorganisasie, Cape Town: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 49hx

Condition: Very Good


107 pages (complete). A placid copy of this small book, published to mark the Silver Jubilee of the National Thrift Movement in South Africa. Inscribed by the founder of the movement in South Africa, Cecil J Sibbett to a fellow Lodgeman, Thomas Cranstoun-Day (dated: 22/9/44). Sibbett was considerably energised by civic involvement, and the Movement was just one of his contributions to the well-being of his fellows. The boards are worn and creased and marked from handl... View more info

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UMvundlana nethanga (Mmutlanyana and the Pumpkin)

By: Liguori-Reynolds, Rosalie

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Educum Publishers, Johannesburg: 1988

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: cegu

ISBN: 0798008911

Condition: Very Good


Complete. In Xhosa throughout. Ex-library (Orsmond Primary Hospital School, Uitenhage, Orsmond Primêre Hospitaal Skool) with consequent stamps, marks and wear. The dustjacket has some wear, marks from handling, scuffing. It is secure and sure. The boards are smart and neat. The contents are very pleasant. They are clean, clear, sweet, benevolent, good-natured. fk View more info

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Uzungatsho: Gr 7 - 12: Reader (Xhosa Edition)

By: Mbovane, W.N.

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Oxford University Press Southern Africa: 2012

Edition: 13th impression

Seller ID: 6iy

ISBN: 0195713117

Condition: Good


61 pages (complete). In isiXhosa throughout. A benign copy. The covers have wear, creasing and scuffing. They are comfortable. The contents have evidence of happy use throughout. The pages are clean, clear, congenial, keen. fk View more info

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Blossomland

By: Penrose, Sally E

Price: $95.00

Publisher: The Speciality Press of SA Ltd., Johannesburg, Cape Town: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 52hn

Condition: Good


77 pages plus 12 tipped in coloured plates (complete). An elderly copy of this sweet book of folk-ish tales of various South African trees, plants and flowers. Most charmingly, wistfully and creatively illustrated by the Irish artist, Lilian Davidson (who had never visited Africa). The plates are healthy and contented. The boards are much worn all about. They have scuffing, storage marks. Nonetheless, the boards are steady and sound. The contents have aged. They ... View more info

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Joyce Visits Granny (Tswiri Book No. 2)

By: Solomon, Joan

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Biograph Co Pty Ltd., Johannesburg: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bzxj

ISBN: 0620014202

Condition: Fair


Complete. A much owned copy of this South African early reader. The boards and contents are much worn and marked. They are however, amiable, clear, engaging, competent, gentle. fk View more info