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An Imperial Light Horseman (Pearson's Colonial Library)

By: Blore, Harold

Price: $209.00

Publisher: C Arthur Pearson Ltd., London: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17mb

Condition: Good


328 pages (complete). A benign copy of this Boer war novel. The boards are a little dulled by scuffing, marks, wear. The corners and edges have shelving wear. The spine is sunned. The gilt titling is mild-mannered. The boards are sturdy, steady. The papertrims have smears of foxing. Within, the contents are amiable. They have blotches and rashes of foxing throughout. The title page has a previous owner signature. Nonetheless, the contents are clean, clear, tight, thick, confident, certain, convivial, competent. fk View more info

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An Imperial Light Horseman

By: Blore, Harold

Price: $199.50

Publisher: C Arthur Pearson Ltd., London: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 97mn

Condition: Very Good


328 pages (complete). A mildly owned copy. The boards have wear about the edges, corners, seams from shelving and use. The spine is a little sunned. There is a small puncture mark. The head and foot have wear. The spine and boards are secure and sure. The contents are agreeable. The contents have blotches of foxing early and later in the books, there are occasional small annotations. The front pastedown has the remains of a label. Otherwise, the pages are clean, clear, convivial, bold, amiable, keen. fk View more info

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Further Adventures of Mrs Willis

By: Bolttler, Frances

Price: $47.50

Publisher: The Author: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bnyn

Condition: Fair


35 pages (complete). A worn, amiable copy of this sequel to "Tyberg Heights". Signed by Frances Bolttler (and with her real name of P Williams) on the frontispage. The dustjacket is worn, torn, foxed. It is benign and comfortable and sure. The red boards have storage marks about the edges and some edge-wear. They are, however, affable and healthy. Within, the contents have some paper-quality related foxing, but only very slightly so. Otherwise, the pages are tight, clean, clear, genial and heartwarming. fk View more info

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'n Droe Wit Seisoen: Roman

By: Brink, Andre P

Price: $114.00

Publisher: Taurus, Emmarentia: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 61kl

ISBN: 0620040246

Condition: Good


261 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. Signed by Brink on the title page. First edition, first impression of what is perhaps Brink's most famous novel. Dealing with death in detention of an anti-apartheid activist, Brink infuriated the apartheid government. Not only did Brink write about what was officially denied, not only was it a surgical dismemberment of apartheid, but he did so in Afrikaans. So, the book was banned (although Brink did manage to print 3000 copies underground). Banning, of course, adds notoriety to a book, notoriety often brings sales, attention, appreciation... View more info

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Ingram Place : A Novel - 2 Vols

By: Byrne, May (A Cape Colonist)

Price: $209.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co., London: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 99mw

Condition: Good


Two volumes (complete). A passive set. Mildly aging. The green boards of both are scuffed, worn, marked from storage and handling all about. Stamped gilt decoration and titling (assured and only mildly worn). The spine has handling and shelving wear to the seams, heads and feet. Both books have a previous owner signature on the frontispage. Volume I: The gutterings along the end papers are cracked - the security of the book is unaffected. There is evidence of genial use throughout. The pages have user creases, marks. There flurries, pepperings of foxing throughout. The early pages ha... View more info

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The Mamba's Precipice

By: Campbell, Roy

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Frederick Muller Ltd., London: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bzwr

Condition: Good


175 pages (complete). A hopeful copy. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing, marks and foxing from storage. It is comfortable and secure. The boards are placid. The frontispage has an open tear to the top corner. The pages are benign, patient, clean, clear, certain, congenial. fk View more info

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Mooi Annie of De Schipbreukelinge - Een Histories Kaaps Verhaal uit de 18de Eeuw (Zuid-Afrikaansche Historie Bibliotheek)

By: D'Arbez

Price: $32.30

Publisher: Holl.-Afrik. Uit.-Mij. v/h J Dusseau & Co, Cape Town / J H de Bussy, Amsterdam / Johannesburg / Pretoria: 1913

Edition: 2nd Edition (improved)

Seller ID: 10kf

Condition: Good


256 pages (complete). In Dutch throughout. A mild-mannered copy. The covers have scuffing, wear, marks from handling and shelving. They are comfortable, secure, sure. The contents are suitably aging. The pagetrims are tanned and a little foxed. The early pages are tanned and foxed too, the later pages have aging mottling. The contents are genial, contented, assured, clear, clean, companionably competent. fk View more info

Van Het Veld tot de Kansel: Een Zuid-Afrikaans Volksverhaal (Zuid-Afrikaanse Volksbibliotheek No 1)

By: D'Arbez

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Hollandsch-Afrikaansche Uitgevers-Maatschappij, v/h Jacques Dusseau & Co., Amsterdam/ Kaapstad: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 99rt

Condition: Good


116 pages (complete). In Dutch throughout. An amiable copy. Pretty boards with black, white, gilt decoration. The boards do have wear about the edges and corners, they are scuffed and rubbed by hand and stacking. The spine has some wear to the head and foot. The boards and spine are fit and steady. Within, the contents are mild-mannered. The frontispage is just a little loose. Early and later pages are mildly tanned. Pleasingly, the pages are clean, clear, convivial, healthy, sound, assured. fk View more info

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The Blue Lizard - and other stories of native life in South Africa

By: Devitt, Napier

Price: $85.50

Publisher: J L Van Schaik, Ltd., Pretoria: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 7lp

Condition: Good


202 pages (complete). A placid copy. Signed by Napier Devitt on the title page (dated: Kowie Oct: 40.). Claret coloured cloth covered boards with pressed gold titling. The boards have some scuffing, wear, marks. The titling has worn from the spine. The titling on the front face is fresh. The boards are steady and sure. The contents are gently aging. The papertrims have flecks of foxing. Within, there are drizzles and smudges of foxing throughout. The contents are, however, benign, kindly, clean and clear, companionable, contented, friendly. fk View more info

An African Tragedy

By: Dhlomo, RRR

Price: $71.25

Publisher: Lovedale Institution Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15rf

Condition: Near Fine


40 pages (complete). From the library of Edna and Frank Bradlow (the Africana specialists and collectors): their ex-libris plate is on the front pastedown. This historic work is the first piece of English prose fiction by a black South African to appear in book form and presents a sombre picture of life in the black urban slums. The covers have some general wear about the edges, some light scuffing and storage marks. They are comfortable and secure. The contents are most pleasing. They are fresh, clean, clear, very certain, comfortable, smart and healthy. fk View more info

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Cry of the Rocks

By: Emslie, Pixie

Price: $45.60

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency Co., Houston: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: bxhw

ISBN: 1618973916

Condition: Near Fine


288 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Pixie Emslie on the frontispage. The covers are tidy and neat and pleasing. The contents are most satisfying. The pages are clean, clear, confident, certain, generous : as if new throughout. fk View more info

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That Which Hath Been : A Tale of Old Cape Town

By: Fairbridge, Dorothea

Price: $39.90

Publisher: T Maskew Miller, Cape Town: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: byyt

Condition: Fair


320 pages (complete). An aged, benevolent copy. The boards have scuffing, wear and marks all about. They are sure and secure. The trims are tanned. The contents are worn and foxed by age throughout. The pages are placid, amiable, certain, clear, competent, kindly. fk View more info

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That Which Had Been

By: Fairbridge, Dorothea

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Cape Times Limited, Cape Town and Johannesburg: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bzbj

Condition: Good


328 pages (complete). A contented copy. The boards are scuffed, rubbed and worn. They are benign and sure. The contents have evidence of ownership and use throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are comfortable, clean, clear, benevolent, kindly. fk View more info

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Jock of the Bushveld

By: Fitzpatrick, Sir Percy

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co., London: 1907

Edition: fourth impression

Seller ID: 58mh

Condition: Very Good


475 pages (complete). A benign copy. Fourth impression from year of publication. The green boards have wear scuffing. The spine has wear, it has been repaired. The boards and spine are comfortable and steady. The frontispage has a previous owner inscription. The early pages are flecked with foxing. There is evidence of contented use throughout. In general, and by far, the pages are comfortable, clean and clear, genial, generous, keen, healthy. fk View more info

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Beyond the Orange River; or, Scenes in Southern Africa

By: Gibson, Rev Charles Bernard

Price: $380.00

Publisher: Thomas Cautley Newby: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 57qr

Condition: Very Good


311 pages (complete). Ex-library (Christ Church Library, Leigh Road) copy with consequent label and use. The frontispage has an ex-libris plate for (Guy) Carleton Jones (mine engineer in the Witwatersrand and after whom Carletonville - the mining town - is named). The book was published by Thomas Cautley Newby, who, although his publishing history was long, and well known (he published Emily and Anne Bronte and Trollope), was also notorious for less than sound financial dealings. Charlotte Brontë called him a shuffling scamp, but thought he might be a needy one too. The condition of the ... View more info

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My Boer Chum : The Adventures of Jacob Jennings in South Africa

By: Gordon, J [Janet]

Price: $152.00

Publisher: Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, Edinburgh & London: 1884?

Seller ID: 87nr

Condition: Good


191 pages (complete). A VERY RARE copy of this "Cheap Edition" from Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier in Edinburgh. The book was renamed for this edition from, "Jacob Jennings Colonist". This earlier title is still printed at the head of the pages. A much owned copy. The boards are worn, marked, scuffed all about. The spine has been burnished from handling and shelving. The decoration and titling are hardy. The contents have evidence of much contented use throughout. The front pastedown has previous owner signature and stamps. The pages have handling marks, some handling we... View more info

Sidner Ou Les Dangers De L'Imagination (Collection Mascarin)

By: Huet de Froberville, Barthelemy

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Editions de l'Ocean Indien, Stanley, Mauritius / Ars Terres Creoles, St Clotilde Cedex, Reunion: 1993

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 79rc

ISBN: 9990301603

Condition: Very Good


190 pages (complete). In French throughout. Band stating: "Premier Roman de l'Hemisphere Sud publie a l'Isle de France en 1803. A placid copy. The covers have user and shelving wear, creases, marks. The contents are most pleasing. They are tight, fresh, bright, very clean and clear, smart, neat, comfortable. fk View more info

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The Dream and the Desert

By: Krige, Uys

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Collins, London: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: boph

Condition: Good


223 pages (complete). Krige's second book in English. In mild-mannered condition. The dustjacket is scuffed and mildly worn from storage. The boards are tidy. Within, the contents are placid, clean, clear and contented. fk View more info

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An Intimate War

By: Lee, Donvé

Price: $3.80

Publisher: Jacana Media: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cbyz

ISBN: 1770098917

Condition: Very Good


182 pages (complete). A very smart copy. The covers are healthy and neat. The contents are near immaculate. They are tight, fresh, clean, clear - as if new throughout. fk View more info

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Legends of the South East Wind

By: Liguori-Reynolds, Rosalie ; Maino, Elena

Price: $4.75

Publisher: Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel (Edms) Bpk., Johannesburg: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 77ix

Condition: Good


106 pages (complete). Adapted from "The Wind of South Africa" by Elena Maino. A much owned copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket is much worn, torn, scuffed and marked. It is heroically intact. The boards have storage wear, fading. They are placid and assured. The contents are tanned from storage and paper quality. However, the pages are benign, clean, clear, certain, comfortable. fk View more info