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Sir William Butler: An Autobiography

By: Butler GCB, Lieut.-General the Rt Hon Sir W F

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Constable and Company Ltd., London: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18ot

Condition: Near Fine


476 pages (complete). A sound copy. Of particular interest: the front pastedown has a HIGHLY COLLECTABLE, UNIQUE, EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED ex-libris plate by Israel-Isaac (Lippy) Lipschitz. Lippy Lipschitz, the South African artist whose works are MUCH SOUGHT AFTER, designed the plate for the author, SARAH GERTRUDE MILLEN. The bookplate is very fresh, very clean, very bright (as if new). Philip Millen, Sarah Gertrude Millen's husband, signed the frontispage (dated: 6.ix.21). The blue boards have shelving wear, scuffing, handling and storage marks. The spine is much worn about the seams, hea... View more info

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The Mint : A day-book of the RAF Depot between August and December 1922 with later notes

By: Lawrence, T E (352087 A/c Ross)

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6mr

Condition: Very Good


206 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The boards have some fading, wear, scuffing, marks. They are steady, sure. The frontispage has a press cutting attached. The contents are agreeably serene. They are clean, clear, convivial, tidy, certain, confident. fk View more info

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Rifleman and Hussar

By: Marling VC CB, Colonel Sir Percival

Price: $237.50

Publisher: John Murray, London: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86no

Condition: Very Good


412 pages (complete). A mellowed copy. The green boards have storage and handling wear about the corners, edges and seams. They have marks from storage and use. However, they are also steady and sure. The front pastedown has residue from a removed label. Throughout, the contents are comfortable, convivial, clean and clear, certain, tight, amenable and contented. fk View more info

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Memoir of the Life and Services of Vice-Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton, Baronet, KCB

By: Raikes, Rev Henry

Price: $166.25

Publisher: Hatchard and Son, London / Seacome and Prichard, Chester: 1846

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 62om

Condition: Very Good


652 pages (complete). A sturdy copy of this memoir of the extraordinary Jahleel Brenton. From the library of Edna and Frank Bradlow (the renowned Africana specialists). The boards are worn about edges, corners, seams. They have marks from handling, shelving, age. The spine is burnished. However, the boards are steady and sound. The frontis and end pages are foxed. The guttering along the title page is cracked, but the security of the book is unaffected. The contents are pleasing especially taking the age of the book into account! The contents are clean, clear, respectful, convivial, v... View more info

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Agin the Governments : Memories and Adventures

By: Vane, Sir Francis Fletcher

Price: $285.00

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., London: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 60kx

Condition: Very Good


332 pages (complete). A sound copy of these memoirs by the unorthodox, forward thinking soldier. The boards have scuffing, scratches, wear, knocks. There is wear to the seams and head and foot of the spine. They are however, assured and steady. The contents are most pleasing. They are fresh, clean, clear, confident, certain - as if barely handled! fk View more info

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On the Veldt in the Seventies

By: Warren, Lieutenant-General Sir Charles

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Isbister and Co., Limited, London: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 65li

Condition: Very Good


404 pages (complete). Please note that the map at page 257 is missing. A comfortable copy of Warren's memoir of his early posting in South Africa. After this posting (for which he was well rewarded with honours) he was appointed Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. It was during his time there that Jack the Ripper terrorised the East End of London. Ex-library (Vryburg Public Library) copy with consequent stamps, annotations, wear, marks, use. The blue boards have wear about the edges and corners and seams. They have handling and storage marks. Nonetheless, they are sure and steady.... View more info