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P.E.N.
P.E. N. 1960: New South African Writing and a Survey of Fifty Years of Creative Achievement
(Johannesburg, the South African P.E.N. Centre, 1960). . Dustwrapper frayed, pp. 100, text in double columns, errata slip. Very slight browning. 'Surveys of creative English writing in South Africa during the past half century - from the establishment of the Union of South Africa in 1910 to its fiftieth anniversary in 1960 - constitute a special feature of this volume, which has been produced by the South African Centre of the International P.E.N. Club. These surveys cover half a century of achievement by South African writers in poetry, drama and the novel. new stories, essays, poems and translations by South African writers appear in this book for the first time. All the writers are members of the South African P.E.N. Centre.' Includes contributions by Alan Paton, Nadine Gordimer, Jack Cope, Anthony Delius, etc..
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Book number: 2942
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 US$ 10.47 | JP¥ 1111]
Keywords: . .

 
[FEDERAL PARLIAMENT OF THE COOK ISLANDS]
Addresses to Sir George Grey
(London, T.F. Unwin, [1898]). . Folio; original grey cloth; title blocked in gilt on upper board; unpaginated (pp. 12). Free endpapers and text pages loose, but all present; endpapers foxed; sporadic, light foxing elsewhere. Very uncommon: Found in the British Library, but a WorldCat search reveals just one further repository with the work in microform. The slim volume contains a facsimile of the explanatory letter from the British Resident to Sir George Grey, expressing the sentiments of the islanders upon their learning of Grey's retirement from public life, and is followed by a facsimile of the letter by the Leader of the Council of Chiefs, Makea Ariki, and its English translation (also a facsimile of the original manuscript). Whatever Grey's limitations as a governor in South Africa and New Zealand (he was accused of accomodating natives at the expense of colonists, and of being autocratic in his behaviour), these letters testify to what may be considered his greatest achievement, the goodwill he established with tribespeople throughout his career through his nativistic policies. "During his [first] administration of eight years (1846-54), Grey governed New Zealand in a successful though autocratic manner. He acted with expedition and spirit; the Maoris were sympathetically treated, the colonists less so. … His ability to learn native languages and the interest he showed in doing so earned him the respect of native peoples." (DSAB 1, pp. 327, 331) Excerpts from the letters in 'Addresses to Sir George Grey' follow: "Permit me to add that the address gives but feeble expression to the strong feeling exhibited on every side during its consideration." - Frederick J. Moss, British Resident, Rarotonga. "We have read in the New Zealand papers of your retirement from the Parliament of that Country which has helped us so generously in building up our Government. Our word to you O Grey is this: We wish you happiness and health and to know that our love goes forth with this letter. We wish to tell you that your name will never be forgotten by the Maori people in these islands. Many of us knew you in New Zealand but all have heard of the great things done by you for European and for Maori in that country. May God's blessing rest upon you and give peace and happiness to you who have done so much for the peace and the happiness of others in your long and honored life." - Makea Ariki, Chief of the Government..
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Book number: 1088
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 83.75 US$ 98.15 | JP¥ 10414]
Catalogue: Australasia
Keywords: . . . . . Polynesia. Pacific .

 
[THE CORNHILL MAGAZINE]
An African Hareem
(London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1871). . Extract from The Cornhill Magazine of June, 1871. 210 x 148; paper wrapper with title label mounted on cover; pp. [726-737]. Very good condition. An encounter with the Arab ruling class of Johanna in the Comores, during which the writer and his companion, Dr David Livingstone, are introduced to the wives of a slaver. There are comments on the treatment of women in Islam and Christendom..
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Book number: 1410
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 13.09 | JP¥ 1389]
Catalogue: East Africa
Keywords: . Comoros. . . Slavery. Harems. Hareems. . .

 
[THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF NATAL]
The African Factory Worker. A Sample Study of the Life and Labour of the Urban African Worker
(London, Geoffrey Cumberlege for the Oxford University Press, 1950). . 8vo; original blue cloth; dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 221; tables; appendices; folding map. Dustwrapper a little edgeworn; slight browning to endpapers and edges. Very good condition. "This Report is based on two years' research work carried out at the Dunlop factory at Durban by the Department of Economics, University of Natal. It deals with the behaviour and performance of the African worker in the factory, and with the influences, outside of working routine and factory discipline, which shape behaviour patterns and affect performance.".
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Book number: 1413
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 13.09 | JP¥ 1389]
Catalogue: Sociology
Keywords: Industrial . . . Workers. Race Relations. Apartheid

 
[VARIOUS AUTHORS]
The African Monthly. A Magazine Devoted to Literature, History, Exploration, Science, Art, Poetry, Fiction, &C. No. 13, Vol. III. December, 1907.
(Grahamstown: African Book Company, 1907). . 246 x 157 mm; side-stitched printed wraps; pp. (viii) + 112 + (viii); adverts. Cover slightly foxed and spine a little sunned; slightest edgewear; regular browning, owing to paper stock used. Good condition. A loosely inserted prospectus states: "The fact that the magazine has attained to such comparative longevity (especially in face of the unprecedented commercial depression that has prevailed over the whole country since the MONTHLY was established) confirms our belief that in South Africa there was and is room for a high-class literary magazine conducted on good lines." Highlights of this number include W. Hammond Tooke's article on "The Damara or Ova-Herero", the second of a two-part series by H. A. Bryden on the life of hunter Gordon Cumming, pennings by Cullen Gouldsbury, and reports on Cape politics of the time..
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Book number: 3508
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 US$ 19.63 | JP¥ 2083]
Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: . .. . . Herero. . . Tooke. Hunting. Ethnology.

 
[VARIOUS AUTHORS]
The African Monthly. A Magazine Devoted to Literature, History, Exploration, Science, Art, Poetry, Fiction, &C. No. 14, Vol. III. January, 1908.
(Grahamstown: African Book Company, 1908). . 246 x 157 mm; side-stitched printed wraps; pp. (viii) + [113-224] + (viii); adverts. Cover slightly foxed and spine a little sunned; some wear to spine extremities; short tear to bottom edge of upper wrapper and preliminary advertisements; regular browning, owing to paper stock used. Good condition. Highlights of this number include H. W. A. Hopf's article on one of the most talked-about subjects of the day, the "Native Labour Question", H. A. Bryden's biographical article on Samuel Baker, entitled "After Big Game with Rifle and Sword", and the second part of Cullen Gouldsbury's three-part tale "Maturin's Marriage"..
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Book number: 3539
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 US$ 19.63 | JP¥ 2083]
Keywords: .. Bryden. . . Hunting. Gouldsbury

 
[VARIOUS]
Agriculture in Natal, Recent Developments. A Symposium
(Cape Town: Oxford University Press for the University of Natal, 1957). . Natal Regional Survey Volume 13. 8vo; original blue cloth; dustwrapper; pp. x + 205; black-and-white illustrations, maps, diagrams. Very good condition. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; endpapers browned and a few scattered brown spots..
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Book number: 3776
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.54 | JP¥ 694]
Catalogue: Natal
Keywords: . Durban. Pietermaritzburg. . South Africa

 
[AIRREPORT]
Airreport 1995. South Africa's Aerospace Yearbook. Photography by Herman Potgieter
(Johannesburg: AirReport, 1995). . Folio; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 169; numerous colour photographs. Very good condition. This edition includes: A special report on the 75th anniversary of the South African Airforce; "A Touch of Africa" photographic portfolio by Herman Potgieter; the crash of the SAAF Museum's prized Shackleton; Farnborough 94, and many other articles..
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Book number: 1268
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 8.51 | JP¥ 903]
Catalogue: Aviation
Keywords: Aeronautica. . . Aeroplanes. . Air Force. Aerial

 
[AIRREPORT]
Airreport 1996. South Africa's Aerospace Yearbook. Photography by Herman Potgieter
(Johannesburg: AirReport, 1996). . Folio; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 201; numerous colour photographs. Very good condition. This edition includes: Comair's golden jubilee; farewell to the SAAF's Harvards; Herman Potgieter joins Pilatus for fun over the Swiss Alps; Paris Air Show; 87 Helicopter Flying School in the Drakensberg mountains; South African aerobats re-trace the original air route to Kenya; and many other articles..
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Book number: 1269
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 8.51 | JP¥ 903]
Catalogue: Aviation
Keywords: Aeronautica. . . Aeroplanes. . Force. Aerial

 
[SOUTH AFRICAN MUSEUM]
Annals of the South African Museum; Vol. XXVIII, Part 4.
(1932). . Includes Alex du Toit, 'Some fossil plants from the Karroo system of South Africa;' Alex du Toit, 'Some fossil plants from the Gondwana beds of Uganda;' 'The fossil equidae of South Africa;' etc. Wraps detached and fragmented..
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Book number: 2660
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8 US$ 9.16 | JP¥ 972]
Catalogue: Paleontology
Keywords: Geology. . . Karoo. .

 
[THE CORNHILL MAGAZINE]
The Ashantees
(London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1873). . Extract from The Cornhill Magazine of December, 1873. 210 x 148; paper wrapper with title label mounted on cover; pp. [679-688]. Very good condition..
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Book number: 1405
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 US$ 9.82 | JP¥ 1041]
Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Ashantee. Ashanti. Gold Coast. Ghana. African Civilization. . Tribes. Travel

 
[NATAL REGIONAL SURVEY]
Baumannville. A Study of an Urban African Community
(London: Oxford University Press for the University of Natal, 1959). . Natal Regional Survey Report No. 6. 8vo; original blue cloth; dustwrapper; pp. viii + 79; four black-and-white plates; tables and figures. A few short tears to dustwrapper; a little browning. Very good condition. A comprehensive picture of the community of Baumannville, an African township built in 1913 and probably ultimately cleared of African housing when the area was rezoned under the Group Areas Act. Vividly depicts the practical application of the policy of racial segregation, as well as the racial tensions still existing between Africans and Indians in the Durban area not long after the 1949 and 1953 riots..
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Book number: 3541
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 US$ 15.7 | JP¥ 1666]
Catalogue: Natal
Keywords: . . . Locations. Sociology. . Racism. Apartheid

 
S. J. E.
De Boeren Op Sint-Helena. Album Met Afbeeldingen en Bijschriften Van S.J. E. Ten Voordeele Van de Slachtoffers Van Engeland in de "Moordkampen". Aangeboden Door de Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Vereeniging
(Amsterdam & Pretoria: Boekhandel, voorheen Höveker & Wormser, [c. 1902]). . Small oblong 4to; original pale grey pictorial cloth blocked in purple, green and grey; pp. 80; thirty-eight full-page reproductions of contemporary photographs, with accompanying text (image on recto, and text on facing verso). Endpapers and pages a little browned and foxed; small pen mark to front endpaper. Very good condition. Dutch text. Evocative souvenir of the Boer prisoners-of-war on St Helena island, with depictions of scenery, experiences, and the prominent personalities..
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Book number: 9761
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.75 US$ 65.44 | JP¥ 6943]
Catalogue: Anglo-Boer War
Keywords: Prisoners . Saint . Republics Anglo

 
[BOER PRISONER-OF-WAR HANDICRAFT]
Bone Serviette Ring. "St Helena. 1902. K.G. V. / G. Schoeman"
. Bone, or possibly horn, napkin ring, measuring 45 mm (height) by 40 mm (diameter). The body of the ring has a series of diagonally incised lines, and the edges have a toothed effect. Below the top row of teeth is the carved lettering, marked in black ink, ""St Helena. 1902. K.G.V." Above the bottom row of teeth is the maker's carved name "G. Schoeman", marked in red ink. Some of the teeth are chipped, but overall the item has survived well, and is in good condition. The letters K.G.V. are an abbreviation of the Dutch "krijgsgevangene", or prisoner-of-war. "During the period 1900 to 1902 a great number of Boer prisoners of war were shipped to overseas camps... In April 1900 the first POW camp was established on the island of St. Helena at Deadwood. Later more camps were established on St. Helena at Deadwood, Camp No. 2, Broadbottom, Fort High Knoll and Jamestown... To earn more pocket money and to supplement their diet or to buy tobacco, or simply to relieve their boredom, the prisoners turned to making curios, carving toys and many different kinds of artifacts. As tools were scarce the pocket knives of the POWs became the most commonly used tool. For material they used wood, bone, ivory, stone, horn and textiles." - Pieter Oosthuizen: Boer War Memorabilia, pp. 83-4. A list of Boer POWs on St Helena provides the names of four Schoemans with first names starting with G. Gert, Gerhardus and Gideon Schoeman were all captured at Paardeberg in February of 1900 following Piet Cronje's surrender, while Gideon Evert Schoeman of Johannesburg was captured at Boschmanspoort in December of 1901..
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Book number: 11143
GBP 145.00 [Appr.: EURO 161.5 US$ 189.76 | JP¥ 20134]
Catalogue: Anglo-Boer War
Keywords: . . Anglo

 
[THE CORNHILL MAGAZINE]
Colonial Parliaments
(London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1868). . Extract from The Cornhill Magazine of October, 1868. 210 x 148; paper wrapper with title label mounted on cover; pp. [483-495]. Very good condition..
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Book number: 1395
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 13.09 | JP¥ 1389]
Catalogue: British Empire
Keywords: . Colonies. Self Government. Autonomy. . Politics. Dominions. Commonwealth. South Africa. Australia. Canada. New Zealand. West Indies. Cape. Natal

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