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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 9.25 US$ 10.25 | JP¥ 1161]
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 84.75 US$ 96.08 | JP¥ 10882]
Catalogue: Australasia
Keywords: . . . . . Polynesia. Pacific .

 
[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 17 US$ 19.22 | JP¥ 2176]
Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: . .. . . Herero. . . Tooke. Hunting. Ethnology.

 
[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 11.5 US$ 12.81 | JP¥ 1451]
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. 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 17 US$ 19.22 | JP¥ 2176]
Keywords: .. Bryden. . . Hunting. Gouldsbury

 
[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
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Catalogue: East Africa
Keywords: . Comoros. . . Slavery. Harems. Hareems. . .

 
[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$ 6.41 | JP¥ 725]
Catalogue: Natal
Keywords: . Durban. Pietermaritzburg. . South Africa

 
[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 7.5 US$ 8.33 | JP¥ 943]
Catalogue: Aviation
Keywords: Aeronautica. . . Aeroplanes. . Force. Aerial

 
[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 7.5 US$ 8.33 | JP¥ 943]
Catalogue: Aviation
Keywords: Aeronautica. . . Aeroplanes. . Air 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$ 8.97 | JP¥ 1016]
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$ 9.61 | JP¥ 1088]
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 13.75 US$ 15.37 | JP¥ 1741]
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
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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 163.75 US$ 185.76 | JP¥ 21039]
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 11.5 US$ 12.81 | JP¥ 1451]
Catalogue: British Empire
Keywords: . Colonies. Self Government. Autonomy. . Politics. Dominions. Commonwealth. South Africa. Australia. Canada. New Zealand. West Indies. Cape. Natal

 
[SOUTH AFRICAN LIBRARY]
Early Cape Printing/Vroeë Kaapse Drukwerk 1796-1802
(Cape Town, South African Library, 1971). . South African Library Reprint Series 1. 4to; original printed boards; no dustwrapper; unpaginated. Cover very lightly soiled, with chip from lower joint; text block a little rippled. Good condition. "The four items reproduced here are some of the earliest known examples of printing at the Cape of Good Hope and in each case only one copy is known to have survived. With one exception all these items are in the South African Library." The four items reproduced are the fragment of the Almanach voor't jaar 1796, printed by Johann Christian Ritter, the Brief van het Zendelings Genootschap te London aan de Godsdienst-lievende ingezetenen van de Caap de Goede Hoop (a translation of a letter by Dr. van der Kemp of the London Missionary Society), Troostelyk gesprek tusschen den Heere Jesus en de moedeloose ziel, and Meent Borcherds' De Maan, the first poem printed in South Africa..
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Book number: 1236
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 US$ 12.81 | JP¥ 1451]
Catalogue: Cape
Keywords: . . Dutch East India Company

 
[SOUTH AFRICAN LIBRARY]
Early Cape Printing/Vroeë Kaapse Drukwerk 1796-1802
(Cape Town, South African Library, 1971). . South African Library Reprint Series 1. 4to; original printed boards; no dustwrapper (as issued); unpaginated (but pp. 76). Backstrip a little tanned; endpapers and edges lightly foxed. Very good condition. "The four items reproduced here are some of the earliest known examples of printing at the Cape of Good Hope and in each case only one copy is known to have survived. With one exception all these items are in the South African Library." The four items reproduced are the fragment of the Almanach voor't jaar 1796, printed by Johann Christian Ritter, the Brief van het Zendelings Genootschap te London aan de Godsdienst-lievende ingezetenen van de Caap de Goede Hoop (a translation of a letter by Dr. van der Kemp of the London Missionary Society), Troostelyk gesprek tusschen den Heere Jesus en de moedeloose ziel, and Meent Borcherds' De Maan, the first poem printed in South Africa..
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Book number: 10969
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 US$ 12.81 | JP¥ 1451]
Catalogue: Cape
Keywords: . . Dutch East India Company

 
[UNIVERSITY OF NATAL, DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING]
Electricity Undertakings in Natal
(London: Oxford University Press for the University of Natal, 1953). . Natal Regional Survey Volume Five. 8vo; original blue cloth; dustwrapper; pp. ix + (i) + 100; frontispiece, figures (including folding) and tables. Very good condition. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; endpapers browned, a little foxing mainly to edges..
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Book number: 3775
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.41 | JP¥ 725]
Catalogue: Natal
Keywords: . Durban. Pietermaritzburg. Supply. South Africa

 
W., M. F. (COMPILER)
Elementary Zulu. A Course of Easy Elementary Lessons in the Zulu Language. Intended Chiefly for Beginners and Junior Pupils
(Cape Town: Juta & Co, 1921). . 185 x 123 mm; printed wrappers; pp. 106. Some rust marks to upper cover; chip to fore-edge of upper wrapper, with archival tape repair to reverse side; slightly frayed at head of spine; some foxing and regular, light browning. Good. (Strange Collection, 1168; Doke, p. 252; SABIB 4, p. 703) Uncommon title: OCLC finds just the North-West University Library copy. "As regards books in Zulu, there are many to be had, and some of them are excellent. The knowledge they impart is without doubt of great service in many cases. But I think they will of only limited service to beginners and to junior pupils. One fault is that they presume some previous knowledge or insight on the part of their readers, such as very often does not exist. Again, they have always seemed to me to fail in not being sufficiently full in the explanation of difficult points, and also to fail in not being graduated carefully and easily, so as to render it possible that progress may be at once easy and sure.".
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Book number: 5714
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.22 | JP¥ 2176]
Keywords: . Anthropology. Ethnography. Ethnology. Nguni. Bantu . .

 
[DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION, SOUTH AFRICA]
Ethiopia and Liberia Versus South Africa. An Official Account of the Contentious Proceedings on South West Africa Before the International Court of Justice at the Hague 1960-1966.
(Pretoria, Department of Information, 1966). . 8vo; original red cloth; pp. (iv) + 304; map; photographic plates. Earlier owner's name on front free endpaper; code at tail of spine. Very good condition. ". the UN persisted in its condemnation of South Africa's involvement in Namibia, noting in 1959 that the Union was administering the territory in a manner contrary to the mandate, the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Court of Justice. Finally, in 1960 the only two African members of the UN General Assembly who had also been members of the League of Nations, Ethiopia and Liberia, took the matter to the International Court. Four years later the judges, in a split vote, narrowly declared that they had no power to decide the dispute, a decision that brought joy to the South African Government and gloom to the Namibian lobbyists." - Illustrated History of South Africa: The Real Story, p. 460..
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Book number: 1288
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.5 US$ 8.33 | JP¥ 943]
Catalogue: Namibia
Keywords: . . Swapo. Sam Nujoma. . . Occupation. Imperialism

 
[COPYRIGHT M. WEISMAN, JERUSALEM]
Flowers and Views of the Holy Land
(Jerusalem: publisher not stated, no date). . Cloth-backed, small oblong quarto, bevelled wooden covers, with palm tree and camels silhouette to upper board, and decorative marquetry device to lower board; unpaginated, but twelve colour scenes, with eleven facing specimens of pressed flora from Palestine. Spine frayed; binding slack, with archival tape reinforcing to upper hinge; front free endpaper somewhat fishmothed; some foxing. An early souvenir for travellers in Israel..
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Book number: 6219
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.22 | JP¥ 2176]
Catalogue: Travel
Keywords: . . Botany. . Middle East. Bible Lands. Souvenirs

 
[ANTARCTICA, GENERAL]
Four Titles Relating to the Antarctic
(various places: various publishers, various dates). . (1) Bowman, Gerald: FROM SCOTT TO FUCHS (London: Evans Brothers, 1960) 8vo; original dark blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 192; maps; plates. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; light to moderate foxing throughout. Good condition. (2) Evans, E. R. G. R.: SOUTH WITH SCOTT (Johannesburg: Twentieth Century Distributors, no date) 16mo; original dark blue cloth, lettered in silver gilt on spine; pp. 318; frontis. portrait. Joints and extremities a little rubbed; earlier price penned on front free endpaper; some foxing. Good. (3) Fuchs, Vivian, and Edmund Hillary: THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA. THE COMMONWEALTH TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1955-58 (London: Cassell, 1958) 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in silver gilt on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. xv + (iii) + 338, incl. index; maps; plates, incl. colour. Dustwrapper foxed, wrinkled and edgeworn, with some tape stains; name signed on front free endpaper; library codes, stamps and labels; scattered, moderate foxing. Fair to good. (4) Mountfield, David: A HISTORY OF POLAR EXPLORATION (London: Hamlyn, 1974) 4to; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper maps; pp. 208, incl. index; profusely illustrated with contemporary artwork and photographs; maps. Dustwrapper a little creased and edgeworn; boards partially tanned; scattered foxing. Good..
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Book number: 10750
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.41 | JP¥ 725]
Catalogue: Travel
Keywords: Pole. . . Natural

 
[EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA]
Gately House [Two Brochures on This Small Museum]
(East London: East London Museum, no date). . 1. Cover title: 'GATELY HOUSE. Officially opened by Mr. A.J.B. de Klerk, Cape Provincial Secretary, 1st April 1967.' 330 x 205 mm; side-stitched card wrappers; pp. 5 + 5; text in English and Afrikaans. 2. Cover title: 'Gately House. East London's Town House.' 210 x 150 mm; paper wrappers; pp. 16; some illustrations. Some foxing and a little soiling. Fair. "Gately house is a Town House unique in South Africa in that virtually all that is displayed was acquired by the original owners over the years. It was built by Mr. John Gately in 1878 and was lived in by his family until the death of his last surviving child, Margaret, in 1966.".
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Book number: 9863
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 US$ 5.12 | JP¥ 580]
Catalogue: Eastern Cape
Keywords: Social History. Kaffraria. Border Region. Port Rex

 
[ORIGINAL PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS]
Great Britain - France. Rugby League Exhibition Series. East London, 27 July 1957
. Four photographs (between 160 x 205 mm and 137 x 203 mm) of rugby league football action. Three of the photographs are certainly of the encounter between Great Britain and France in East London on 27 July 1957, and were developed by the studio of H. A. Klausner. The fourth photograph has the hand-stamp of Barrett's News Photos, Johannesburg, and is from a training match of the same period. Largely on the back of Tom van Vollenhoven's exploits for St Helens after the Springbok star switched codes, there were efforts to launch rugby league football in South Africa during the 1950s. Three exhibition games between Great Britain and France were arranged. Although at least one source claims that the final game, scheduled for East London, did not take place, these photographs prove otherwise. The players depicted are wearing the kits of France and England, and penned notes on the reverse of two of the photographs read "Rugby League / East London 27/7/57: Great Britain scores to make 17 32", and "Rugby League East London 27/7/57: Gt. Britain scores to make 17 57.".
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Book number: 8624
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 US$ 25.62 | JP¥ 2902]
Catalogue: Sport
Keywords: . African Rhinos

 
[IMPERIAL LIBERAL COUNCIL]
Imperial Liberal Council. 1901.
(London: Imperial Liberal Council, 1901). . 8vo; cloth-backed dark green pebbled cloth, with upper cover lettered in gilt; pp. (ii) + 29 + (i) + (ii) + 12 + (ii) + (ii) + 4 + 4 + 8 + 12 + 4 + 4 + 12. Cloth a bit stippled; backstrip discoloured, and frayed at head and tail; endpapers very browned; small tear from fore-edge of rear free endpaper and final text leaf, without any loss of text; names and acquisition dates of two earlier owners on front free endpaper, incl. that of 'G (?) Murray Campbell 1901' (an 'H. Murray Campbell, F.R.G.S.', of 'The Bungalow, Bricket Wood', appears in the membership list published in this volume); some foxing and browning. The Imperial Liberal Council was a reactionary group within the Liberal Party, "desirous of promoting the large and efficient development of the British Commonwealth on Liberal lines both within and outside these islands, and [whose members], accordingly, while adhering to the traditional principles of their party, and being in full sympathy with an advanced policy of social reform on broad and generous lines, are impressed with the duty of maintaining our free, tolerant and unaggressive Empire abroad." Lord Brassey served as President, and honorary members included Sir John A. Cockburn, ex-Premier of South Australia, David Mills, the Canadian Minister of Justice, and J. Rose-Innes, ex-Attorney-General of the Cape Colony. The volume consists of an introductory section, laying out the constitution, annual report, policy statement and membership of the Council, followed by a collection of Council leaflets and pamphlets on such subjects as Gladstone's Liberal Imperialism, The British Empire: Extracts from Speeches of Lord Rosebery, What is Liberal Imperialism?, An Imperial Policy in Education, and, Liberals and the Colonies. Reference is made to the Anglo-Boer War, then being waged, and the organisation appears to be at pains to counteract any dissent regarding the conduct of the War being voiced in Liberal quarters..
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Book number: 5571
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 56.5 US$ 64.06 | JP¥ 7255]
Catalogue: Britain
Keywords: . . Anglo Boer . Colonialism.

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