Chapter 1: Africana - Biography
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The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, Lld, Carefully Compiled from Reliable Sources
John G Murdoch, Holborn, London. 1875?. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 632 pages (complete). A stately, grand book. The book has been rebound. Details of repair and rebinding are listed in a detailed invoice from Julian Rollnick to Frank Bradlow. Rollnick was a pioneering South African publisher, who set in train the active tradition of white (oppositional) publishing. Bradlow was an esteemed Africana collector and expert. The invoice is initialled by Bradlow. The leather covers are affixed to the cloth covered boards. These clean with imperial confidence. Reapplied leather titling patches on the spine. These are most assured. The boards and spine are sturdy and handsome. The papertrims are gilded (venerable and elegant). The coloured plates are fresh, gentle, evocative. The sepia plates (all present) are neat, tidy, thrilling. The contents are most pleasing. Aside from some expected age related spotting and foxing fore and aft and very occasionally about, the pages are very clean and clear, most benevolent and bountiful, proud and above all fresh! fn. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 93js
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 123.5 | £UK 106 | JP¥ 16372]

 
Men of the Times: Old Colonists of the Cape Colony and Orange River Colony
The Transvaal Publishing Company, Johannesburg, Cape Town, London. 1906, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 646 pages (complete). A resolutely grandiose copy. Half-leather. The boards are much worn all about. The back boards have been subjected to damp storage conditions with the consequences of staining, wear. The spine has wear, chapping. The leather corners are stained and worn. The boards are scuffed, dulled, marked, worn. However, the boards and spine are steady, assured, secure. Papertrims are gilded (a little scuffed and worn but still bright). The final pages have been protected by the sturdiness and soundness of the boards. The consequences of the damp are slight and shallow and thin. The early pages have slight smears of handling and storage marks, some creases. However, beyond these distractions, the contents are exceptionally bright, clean, clear, diligent, conscientious, certain, assured, bold, fresh, unblemished and are most agreeable. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 20rz
USD 380.00 [Appr.: EURO 312.5 | £UK 268.25 | JP¥ 41476]

 
Men of the Times : Old Colonists of the Cape Colony and Orange River Colony
The Transvaal Publishing Company, Johannesburg etc. 1906, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 646 pages (complete). Very heavy. "Who's Who" format. A venerable copy. The boards are much worn, marked and scuffed and scarred all about. Half leather: worn, elderly, tired. The boards are robustly steady. Spine has wear, marks. It is fit and secure. Within, the contents are resolutely benign. Paper edges trimmed in gilt (placid, luxe). There is evidence of repeated, avid use throughout the book. First two pages have been photocopied. The early pages are much worn. The contents are nonetheless magisterial, dutiful, clear, clean (mostly), confidently comfortable, tidy, well poised for reference and resource. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted outside of South Africa, extra postage charges will be required. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 24jm
USD 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 329 | £UK 282.5 | JP¥ 43659]

 
Men of the Times: Pioneers of the Transvaal and Glimpses of South Africa
The Transvaal Publishing Company, Johannesburg. 1905, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 391 pages (complete). A stout copy. Ex-library (Transvaal Provincial Library / Transvaalse Provinsiale Biblioteek) copy with consequent debris, residue. labels, stamps, annotations, wear, usage. The front pastedown has a label declaring previous ownership by the (now closed) Macrorie House Museum in Pietermaritzburg. Half leather. The spine has been repaired with leather patches. Padded cloth boards. These are much marked, worn, scuffed. The leather corners are worn and rubbed. The spine has much wear. The gilt titling and decoration are dulled. The page trims are gilded. The contents are pleasing. They are tight, clean and clear, very confident, conscientious, dutiful, tidy, smart, fresh-faced. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted to the outside of South Africa extra postal charges may be required. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 55rr
USD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 246.75 | £UK 212 | JP¥ 32744]

 
The South African Woman's Who's Who
Biographies (Pty) Limited, Johannesburg. 1938, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 528 pages (complete). An inconsiderately stored copy. The boards are functional, scuffed, worn. The spine is a little imbalanced. They are, however, sound and resolute. The gutterings along the frontis and end papers are cracked. The contents security is unaffected. The contents have evidence of use throughout. However, the pages are clean, clear, placid, diligent, archaic, assured. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: ccqh
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 49.5 | £UK 42.5 | JP¥ 6549]

 
Who's Who of Southern Africa Including Mauritius and Incorporating South African Who's Who and Central African Who's Who 1964 : An Illustrated Biographical Sketch Book of Personalities in Southern Africa with Separate Sections for the Republic of South Africa, South-West Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), Nyasaland (Malawi), Central and East Africa and Mauritius
Wootton & Gibson (Pty) Limited, Johannesburg. 1964. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Complete. A patient copy. The boards are scuffed, worn, marked. They are secure and boldly sound. Within, the contents have evidence of use throughout. There is occasional foxing, some marking, some storage wrinkling, some general wear. By far the contents are benign, passive, diligent, clear, most competent. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: bphn
USD 98.00 [Appr.: EURO 80.75 | £UK 69.25 | JP¥ 10697]

 
Who's Who of Southern Africa 1961 (Incorporating South African Who's Who and the Who's Who of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Central and East Africa) : An Illustrated Biographical Sketch Book of Personalities in Southern Africa with Separate Sections for the Republic of South Africa, South-West Africa and the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Central and East Africa
Wootton & Gibson (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg. 1961. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 1064 pages (complete). A generously owned copy. The boards are placid. They have wear, scuffing, marks from handling and storage. They are also steady and sound. The spine is sunned, worn. It is healthy. The early and later pages have foxing, age marks. The thumb-tags are also much worn. The guttering along the frontispapers is cracked, but the security of the contents is unaffected. The contents themselves are confident, clean, clear, certain, competent. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: ccmi
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 49.5 | £UK 42.5 | JP¥ 6549]

 
AZIZ, HAROON
Life of Social Justice : Biography of R a M Salojee
Gravity International Publishers, Johannesburg. 2010, First Edition. (ISBN: 0620457651). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 903 pages (complete). Signed by both R A M Salojee and Aziz Harron on the frontispage. A pleasing, tidy copy of this diligent biography of the great Dr RAM. The dustjacket is very healthy. It has some light shelving wear and scuffing. It is comfortable and secure. The illustrated laminated boards. These are most assured and hale. The page trims have handling wear. Within, the initial pages have some storage marking. Otherwise, the contents are clean, clear, tight, certain, amenable, comprehensive. fk. Very Good/Good. Signed.
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Book number: bxgl
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 53.5 | £UK 46 | JP¥ 7095]
Keywords: 0620457651

 
BARNARD, CHRISTIAAN
The Second Life: Memoirs
Vlaeberg. 1993, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0947461388). Soft cover. wraps are shelf rubbed, very little edge wear. tanning. crossed out inscription. light marks. some insect damage on front end page. well bound. fairly good copy.[S.K]. Good.
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Book number: ohpa
USD 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.5 | £UK 6.5 | JP¥ 982]
Keywords: JPG~ 0947461388

 
BELL, COLIN EARL
South West Pioneer: A Memorial Tribute to James Frank Bassingthwaighte, First Permanent White Settler in South West Africa
Bennu Books, Cape Town. 1977, First Edition. (ISBN: 090907304X). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 124 pages (complete). A placid copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj itself is tidy and neat, comfortable and sure. The boards have very shallow blots of foxing. They are otherwise healthy and sure. The contents are benign. There is much flushing, blushing of foxing throughout - particularly fore and aft. However, the contents are by and large, benevolent, clean and clear, confident, comfortable, convivial. fk. Good/Good.
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Book number: 37md
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 49.5 | £UK 42.5 | JP¥ 6549]
Keywords: 090907304X

 
BENNETT, BENJAMIN
This Was a Man
Howard B Timmins, Cape Town. 1958, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 264 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Benjamin Bennett on the first free page (dated: Cape Town, August 1958). A gently aging copy of this biography of the advocate and sportsman, Beauclerk Upington. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket is scuffed, rubbed, marked, worn all about. It is secure and sure. The boards have not been blessed with careful ownership. They have wear, stains, marks all about. Nonetheless, they are assured and steady. The contents are aged. Due to paper quality, the pages have tanning (mostly about the edges). They are nonetheless, benign, still keen, clear, clear, congenial. fk. Good/Fair. Signed.
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Book number: 39ir
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.25 | £UK 35.5 | JP¥ 5457]

 
BEZUIDENHOUT, ADRI
John Love
Res Publica (Pty) Ltd. Pretoria. 1970, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 189 pages (complete). A rare copy of this biography of the Rhodesian Racing Driver, John Love. A comfortable copy. The orange cloth covered boards are steady and sure. They have some wear, scuffing and marks. The contents have evidence of ownership here and there. Meanwhile, the pages and illustrations (colour and b/w) are clear, tight, clean, thrilling, pleasing. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 22hv
USD 140.00 [Appr.: EURO 115.25 | £UK 99 | JP¥ 15281]

 
BIRKBY, CAREL
The Pagel Story
Howard B Timmins, Cape Town / Hodder & Stoughton, London and Cape Town. 1948, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 242 pages (complete). A decent copy of this biography of the South African circus master. The boards are steady and mild-mannered. They have some wear about the edges, some light scuffing and sunning about the edges. They are steady and sure. The contents are mild-mannered. The frontis and end papers have foxing. The pages are agreeably healthy. They are tight, fresh, clean, clear, comfortable, convivial, amiable. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 100kf
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.25 | £UK 35.5 | JP¥ 5457]

 
TYNDALE-BISCOE, DAVID
Sailor Soldier
The Author. 2006, 2nd Edition. (ISBN: 0620327529). Softcover, with dust jacket. 302 pages (complete). A very smart copy. The covers are neat, tidy, with barely any wear about the edges. The contents are in immaculate condition. They are very clean, very clear, very bright, most gratifying - as if new throughout! fk. Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 1hq
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.25 | £UK 35.5 | JP¥ 5457]
Keywords: 0620327529

 
TYNDALE-BISCOE, DAVID
Sailor Soldier
The Author. 2004, Limited. (ISBN: 0620327529). Softcover, with dust jacket. 296 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by David Tyndale-Biscoe on the frontispage : "Launch publication = 250 books only / This is No 236" - signature. A neat, smart copy of this biography of Commander Edward Carey Tyndale-Biscoe. The covers are tidy, good-looking. There is very mild user wear to corners and edges. The contents are most agreeable. They are very clean, clear, tight, bright, fresh, diligent. fk. Near Fine/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: ccyh
USD 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.25 | £UK 39 | JP¥ 6003]
Keywords: 0620327529

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