Chapter 1: Africana - Fiction
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D'ARBEZ
Mooi Annie of de Schipbreukelinge - Een Histories Kaaps Verhaal Uit de 18de Eeuw (Zuid-Afrikaansche Historie Bibliotheek)
Holl.-Afrik. Uit.-Mij. v/h J Dusseau & Co, Cape Town / J H de Bussy, Amsterdam / Johannesburg / Pretoria. 1913, 2nd Edition (improved). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 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. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 10kf
USD 34.00 [Appr.: EURO 30.75 | £UK 27.75 | JP¥ 3665]

 
D'ARBEZ
Van Het Veld Tot de Kansel: Een Zuid-Afrikaans Volksverhaal (Zuid-Afrikaanse Volksbibliotheek No 1)
Hollandsch-Afrikaansche Uitgevers-Maatschappij, v/h Jacques Dusseau & Co. Amsterdam/ Kaapstad. 1907, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 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. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 99rt
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 24.5 | JP¥ 3234]

 
BLORE, HAROLD
An Imperial Light Horseman (Pearson's Colonial Library)
C Arthur Pearson Ltd. London. 1900, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 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. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 17mb
USD 220.00 [Appr.: EURO 198.25 | £UK 178.25 | JP¥ 23716]

 
BLORE, HAROLD
An Imperial Light Horseman
C Arthur Pearson Ltd. London. 1900, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 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. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 97mn
USD 210.00 [Appr.: EURO 189.25 | £UK 170.25 | JP¥ 22638]

 
BOLTTLER, FRANCES
Further Adventures of Mrs Willis
The Author. 1973, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 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. Fair/Poor. Signed.
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Book number: bnyn
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.25 | £UK 40.5 | JP¥ 5390]

 
BRINK, ANDRE P
'n Droe Wit Seisoen: Roman
Taurus, Emmarentia. 1979, First Edition. (ISBN: 0620040246). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 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. And so these added to what was already known to be an exceptionally acute and accurate novel. The boards have handling and storage marks, wear, scuffing all about. They are resolutely benign. The contents are assured. There are flurries, blushes of foxing fore and aft and to the papertrims. Otherwise, the pages are clean, clear, confident, bold, certain. fk. Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 61kl
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 108.25 | £UK 97.25 | JP¥ 12936]
Keywords: 0620040246

 
BYRNE, MAY (A CAPE COLONIST)
Ingram Place : A Novel - 2 Vols
Longmans, Green, and Co. London. 1874, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 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 have pencilled annotations. Despite all of this the book is comfortable, mild-mannered, clear, certain, convivial. Volume II: the boards and spine are similar to volume I. The gutterings are cracked but less pronounced. There is foxing throughout. The pages are clean, clear of annotations and handling marks, certain, comfortable, amiable. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 99mw
USD 220.00 [Appr.: EURO 198.25 | £UK 178.25 | JP¥ 23716]

 
CAMPBELL, ROY
The Mamba's Precipice
Frederick Muller Ltd. London. 1953, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Ill.: Rieser, Dolf. 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. Good/Fair.
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Book number: bzwr
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.25 | £UK 32.5 | JP¥ 4312]
Keywords: Rieser, Dolf

 
CIOS
Life in Afrikanderland As Viewed by an Afrikander : A Story of Life in South Africa, Based on Truth
Digby, Long & Co. Publishers, London. 1897, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 274 pages (complete). A benign copy. Green boards with stamped gilt titling. The boards have wear about all edges, corners and seams from handling and shelving. The spine has shelving wear to the head and foot. It is also a little burnished and dulled. The boards have scuffing, some marks. They are otherwise comfortable, genial, secure and sure. Within, the frontispage is missing. The front pastedown has an ex-libris plate. The contents are otherwise amiable and contented. The binding is not entirely healthy, but enough so to be efficient and assured. The contents have some age-related marks fore and aft. There are storage related marks (pp 257-261); there are user corner creases. Otherwise, the pages are clean, clear, convivial, certain, tidy, keen. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 61mo
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 81.25 | £UK 73 | JP¥ 9702]

 
COETZEE, J M
Waiting for the Barbarians
Ravan Press, Johannesburg. 1981, First Edition. (ISBN: 0869751980). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 156 pages (complete). First South African edition. A most pleasing copy. Previous owner signature (Cecile Cilliers, the well known Afrikaner writer) on the frontispage. The dustjacket spine is faded from shelving. The dj is otherwise healthy, comfortable, sure. The boards are simple, sound and secure. The contents are in immaculate condition. They are tight, fresh, very clean and clear, most assured - as if barely touched! fk. Near Fine/Good.
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Book number: 98rg
USD 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 247.75 | £UK 222.75 | JP¥ 29645]
Keywords: 0869751980

 
COURTENAY, BRYCE
The Power of One
Heinemann, London. 1989, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0434146129). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 506 pages (complete). A passive copy. The dustjacket is worn, creased and scuffed. It is intact and sure of itself. The cover has storage marking and light wear. The contents also have some storage marks, and are age tanned. However, the pages are certain, neat, clear, assured and may be read with complete enjoyment. fk. Fair/Poor.
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Book number: 83hm
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2695]
Catalogue: Africana Fiction
Keywords: JPG~ 0434146129

 
DAVIS, JOHN GORDON
Hold My Hand, I'm Dying
Michael Joseph, London. 1967, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 637 pages (complete). A good copy of this incredibly successful novel of Rhodesia. The dustjacket is mild-mannered. It has some light tanning, some light wear about the edges, some scuffing and rubbing. It is comfortable and sure. The boards are simple and healthy. The contents are assured and pleasing. They are clean, clear, certain, generous, neat. fk. Near Fine/Fair.
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Book number: 44ju
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.25 | £UK 40.5 | JP¥ 5390]

 
DEVITT, NAPIER
The Blue Lizard - and Other Stories of Native Life in South Africa
J L Van Schaik, Ltd. Pretoria. 1928, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 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. Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 7lp
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 81.25 | £UK 73 | JP¥ 9702]

 
DHLOMO, RRR
An African Tragedy
Lovedale Institution Press. 1928, First Edition. Softcover, with dust jacket. 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. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15rf
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.75 | £UK 60.75 | JP¥ 8085]

 
DOBSON, JOHN
Year of the Gherkin
Penguin Books, South Africa. 2012, First Edition. (ISBN: 0143528890). Softcover, with dust jacket. 267 pages (complete). A placid copy. The covers have some mild user wear and a little creasing. The contents have slight evidence of contented use. The pages are clean, clear, comfortable, certain, congenial. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: cbxv
USD 19.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2048]
Keywords: 0143528890

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