Chapter 1: Africana - Fiction
found: 6 books

 
FITZPATRICK, SIR PERCY
Jock of the Bushveld
Longmans, Green, and Co. London. 1907, fourth impression. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Ill.: Caldwell, E. 475 pages (complete). A benign copy. Fourth impression from year of publication. The green boards have wear scuffing. The spine has wear, it has been repaired. The boards and spine are comfortable and steady. The frontispage has a previous owner inscription. The early pages are flecked with foxing. There is evidence of contented use throughout. In general, and by far, the pages are comfortable, clean and clear, genial, generous, keen, healthy. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 58mh
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 84.75 | £UK 77 | JP¥ 10494]
Keywords: Caldwell, E

 
GIBSON, REV CHARLES BERNARD
Beyond the Orange River; or, Scenes in Southern Africa
Thomas Cautley Newby. 1861, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 311 pages (complete). Ex-library (Christ Church Library, Leigh Road) copy with consequent label and use. The frontispage has an ex-libris plate for (Guy) Carleton Jones (mine engineer in the Witwatersrand and after whom Carletonville - the mining town - is named). The book was published by Thomas Cautley Newby, who, although his publishing history was long, and well known (he published Emily and Anne Bronte and Trollope), was also notorious for less than sound financial dealings. Charlotte Brontë called him a shuffling scamp, but thought he might be a needy one too. The condition of the boards of this copy may have some pedigree in Newby's cavalier production values. The boards have wear, marks, scuffing all about. The spine is much cracked and worn: it has been repaired. The spine is dark from handling, shelving. The boards have handling and storage marks. Nonetheless, the boards and spine are fit and efficiently sturdy. The initial pages have wear and marks. The guttering along the dedication page is cracked, but does not affect the security of the book. The papertrims are tanned. Whilst there are the expected signs of age, these are few and far between. There is some light wear about the edges. Instead, the pages are clean, clear, convivial, benign, benevolent, confident, healthy, keen. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 57qr
USD 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 338.25 | £UK 307.5 | JP¥ 41978]

 
CLOSE JR, GEORGE HERBERT
The Rose of Rietfontein : A South African Pastoral Romance
W A Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Cape Town. 1882, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 163 pages plus advertising pages (complete). A RARE copy of the FIRST EDITION. A resolute copy. The boards are much worn, marked, creased all about. Most of the spine covering has worn away. However, the binding is assured. The boards are passive. The contents have evidence of use, age throughout. Page two has pencilled annotations. The pages have user wear, user and age-related marks here and there. However, the contents are mellowed, clean and clear, comfortable, sure. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 58kx
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 76.25 | £UK 69.25 | JP¥ 9445]

 
MITFORD, BERTRAM
A Veldt Official : A Novel of Circumstance
Ward, Lock, & Bowden, Limited, London. 1895, First Edition. with dust jacket. Ill.: Wood, Stanley L. 324 pages (complete). A much owned copy. The spine has been repaired with a leather patch. The boards are much worn, marked, scuffed all about. The spine too has wear. It is also sunned / discoloured. Boards and spine, though, are steady and sure. The contents also have much wear from use and age. They have handling and age-related marks. However, the contents are sure, assured, clear, convivial, ready, resolute, competent, contented. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: 42ly
USD 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 | £UK 4.75 | JP¥ 630]
Keywords: Wood, Stanley L

 
RODD, RALPH
Fighter in Khaki : A Romance of the Present Boer War
John Long, London. 1900, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 255 pages (complete). Signed by Ralph Rodd on the title page (dated: 23/3/09). A baleful but ultimately benign copy. The boards are much scuffed, worn, marked all about from age, handling and storage. They are steady and sure. Within, the frontispage has been removed. Whilst there is evidence of contented use throughout, the pages are clean, clear, comfortable, keen. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 46kv
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 127 | £UK 115.25 | JP¥ 15742]

 
SCULLY, WILLIAM CHARLES
By Veldt and Kopje
T Fisher Unwin, London. 1907, 2nd impression. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 301 pages (complete). A placid copy. Second impression on the same year as first publication. At some stage the book has been re-bound. The boards are worn, scuffed and marked from handling and shelving. The contents have flurries of foxing throughout. The pages are clean, clear, confident, convivial, certain, comfortable. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 52if
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 34 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4198]

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