Chapter 1: Africana - Memoir
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AYLWARD, ALFRED
The Transvaal of Today : War, Witchcraft, Sport, and Spoils in South Africa
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London. 1881, 2nd Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 323 pages plus folded map (complete). A comfortable copy of Aylward's mischievous memoir. Aylward, a self-styled Fenian, was known, by all sides wherever he found himself, to be unscrupulous with his values and loyalties. Fond of rebellion and ill-discipline he even yet had an extraordinary adventurous life fleeing from assassination, experiencing imprisonment and insurrection, hoping to establish the occasional republic whilst also being pro-Boer in the midst of the Natal Colony's capital (he was editor of the Natal Witness). The boards have amiable wear about all corners, edges and seams. They are scuffed, rubbed and marked from handling and shelving. They are even yet sound and steady. The contents have evidence of avid use throughout. The page edges have handling and shelving wear. The pages themselves are clean, clear, contented, convivial, certain, companionable, keen. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 54ls
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.75 | £UK 61.5 | JP¥ 8396]

 
GREY, REV HARRY; BAKER, JAS.
The Autobiography of the Rev Harry Grey, Ba with a Short Account of His Last Illness and Death - and an Introduction
JC Juta & Co. Capetown. 1888, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 152 pages (complete). A passive copy. Green boards with blind stamped decoration and stamped gilt titling and arms. The boards are much worn, scuffed, rubbed and marked all about. The spine too, has wear. The boards and spine are secure and comfortable. Within the gutterings along the frontispage, introduction page, pp 32/33, pp 128/129 are cracked. The general security of the book is assured. Early pages have some light foxing and age/ handling marks. Otherwise, the pages are pleasingly clean, clear, convivial, comfortable, congenial, certain. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 58qt
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.75 | £UK 61.5 | JP¥ 8396]

 
LLOYD-JONES, BREVET-MAJOR W
Havash! Frontier Adventures in Kenya
Arrowsmith, London. 1925, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 318 pages (complete). Inscribed by (but not signed) Lloyd-Jones: "From the Author Xmas 1928". A comfortable copy. The boards are worn, marked by handling and shelving, scuffed, rubbed all about. The head of the spine is worn. Nonetheless, the boards and spine are healthy and sure. The contents are pleasingly amiable. They are relaxed, convivial, clean, clear, certain, a little worn about the edges from handling, benign, companionable. fk. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 41ll
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 169.25 | £UK 153.75 | JP¥ 20989]

 
JOHNSON JUNR., ISAAC CHARLES
Sport on the Blue Nile; or, Six Months of a Sportsman's Life in Central Africa
Robert Banks & Son, London. 1903, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 256 pages (complete with all plates as called for). An EXTREMELY RARE COPY. This copy is resolutely benign. The boards are worn about all edges, corners and seams. The front board has residue from a label that has been removed. The boards have scuffing, handling marks, rubbing. The spine has wear to the head and foot. The body is scuffed and rubbed. The pressed gilt titling is worn but amiable. The front and back cover have photographic tipped-in illustrations. These are worn and much scuffed. They are tame and passive. Nonetheless, the boards (which respond well to wax polish!) are steady, sure, comfortable. The contents are pleasing. The front and later pages have foxing spots and smudges and smears. The guttering along the end papers has been repaired. The half-title page has a previous owner signature (W H Pickard). The title page has shallow smears of foxing. The contents are convivial. Occasionally, pages have blotches of foxing. Nonetheless, the contents are creamy, clean, clear, certain, contented, bold, benevolent. The photographs are fresh and neat. The pages are companionable and genial, competent, venerable. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 47nk
USD 2000.00 [Appr.: EURO 1690.25 | £UK 1536.75 | JP¥ 209889]

 
KEREN-KROL, SHMUEL
Mulik the Zulik
The Author. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 0620321059). Softcover, with dust jacket. 232 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The covers have some wear about the edges from handling and shelving. The contents are clean, clear, certain, confident. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 46jg
USD 48.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.75 | £UK 37 | JP¥ 5037]
Keywords: 0620321059

 
LUYT, LOUIS
Walking Proud : The Louis Luyt Autobiography
Don Nelson, Cape Town. 2003, First Edition. (ISBN: 1868062120). Softcover, with dust jacket. 352 pages (complete). Signed by Louis Luyt on the frontispage. A casually owned copy. At some stage the book has been subjected to damp storage conditions. The back of the book has, consequently, waving and wrinkling. The facility and competence of the affected pages are resolute. The covers have general user wear about the edges and corners. The spine has user creasing. The covers are still secure and benign. The contents, aside from that already mentioned, have evidence of contented use throughout. The page edges and corners have some handling wear. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, convivial, comfortable, confident. fk. Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 43hr
USD 48.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.75 | £UK 37 | JP¥ 5037]
Keywords: 1868062120

 
MACIEL, MERVYN
Bwana Karani
Merlin Books, Dorset. 1985, First Edition. (ISBN: 0863032613). Paperback, with dust jacket. 262 pages (complete). A keenly owned copy of this memoir of life in the Kenyan Civil Service. The covers have wear, creasing, handling marks, creasing. They are placid, sure, fit. The contents have evidence of happy use throughout. There are light handling marks and mild wear. The papertrims have some very general handling marks. The contents are genial. The frontispage has freckles of foxing. They do have some occasional ownership, usage marks but otherwise they are clean, clear, assured, amiable, congenial, contented. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 58kl
USD 110.00 [Appr.: EURO 93 | £UK 84.75 | JP¥ 11544]
Keywords: 0863032613

 
MATURIN, MRS FRED
Petticoat Pilgrims on Trek
Eveleigh Nash, London. 1909, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 335 pages (complete). A charming book of memories of travel through, and living in South Africa at the turn of the twentieth century. Mrs Maturin has an engaging, entertaining turn of phrase and view of life: "Nov. 30, 1904 .. I have heard of a dear little cottage in a Dutch dorp, twelve miles out of Johannesburg, where, so far, they have only had one murder, one house blown up by dynamite, another set fire to by a man who had insured it and was on his last legs financially .. and four housebreakings by Chinese in four months .. there is a scramble for it because it is so safe." The boards have scuffing, wear, knocks to corners. They are placid. The contents are most pleasing. The paper edges are rough. The pages are clean, clear, creamy, thick, very healthy and eager, comfortable and contented. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 43lj
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.75 | £UK 46.25 | JP¥ 6297]

 
PATON, ANNE
Some Sort of a Job: My Life with Alan Paton
Viking. 1992, First Edition. (ISBN: 0670839698). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 266 pages (complete). Signed by Anne Paton on the title page (dated: 23.3.92). The dustjacket is placid. It has some scuffing, marks from storage and shelving. It is comfortable and secure. The boards have some storage related marks but are healthy, hale, sound. The contents are mild-mannered and contented. The pages are clean, clear, comfortable, certain, genial and convivial. fk. Very Good/Good. Signed.
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Book number: 57ib
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 25.5 | £UK 23.25 | JP¥ 3148]
Keywords: 0670839698

 
VAN RENSBURG, HANS
Their Paths Crossed Mine : Memoirs of the Commandant-General of the Ossewa-Brandwag
Central News Agency, South Africa. 1956, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 279 pages (complete). A placid copy of this memoir from the leader of Ossewabrandwag (a Nazi-sympathising organisation formed in South Africa in 1939). The dustjacket is benign. It has wear about all edges, corners, seams. It has scuffing, some marking from storage and handling. It is sure and secure. The boards are healthy and sure. The contents are clean, clear, assured, self-confident, keen. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: 47kp
USD 58.00 [Appr.: EURO 49.25 | £UK 44.75 | JP¥ 6087]

 
SALTERS, IAN
A Golden Life : Seventy Five Years a Jewellers
The Author. 1991. Softcover, with dust jacket. 66 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Ian Salter (as 'Ian') on the frontispage. An affable copy of this genial memoir. The have mottling and wear all about. They are benign and sure. The papertrims have light foxing. The contents are placid. They have occasional age-related marks. They are otherwise certain, kindly, retiring, clean, clear, convivial. fk. Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 40ij
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 38.25 | £UK 34.75 | JP¥ 4723]

 
SOUTHEY, JOAN
Footprints in the Karoo: A Story of Farming Life
Jonathan Ball Publishers. 1990, First Edition. (ISBN: 0947464255). Hardcover, with dust jacket. Ill.: Taylor, Mike (photog). 276 pages (complete). A welcoming copy. The dustjacket is placid. It has some wear about the edges from shelving and handling, some scuffing and rubbing. The dj is sure and secure. The boards are passive. They have rubbing and scuffing marks, some light wear to the corners and edges from shelving. They are steady and sound. The contents are genial, amiable. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from the author). The contents are clean, clear, companionable, congenial, comfortable, certain. fk. Near Fine/Good.
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Book number: 41hz
USD 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 59.25 | £UK 54 | JP¥ 7346]
Keywords: 0947464255 Taylor, Mike (photog)

 
VARADAY, DESMOND
Gara-Yaka's Domain
Collins, London. 1966, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 192 pages (complete). Hand-numbered 89 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Inscribed by Varaday ("To: Joey, "The beggar's dog and widow's cat. / Feed them, and thou wilt grow fat." by W. Blake / But don't forget the Cheetah! Desmond Varaday" (dated: 3rd May 1971). Varaday also sketched a cartoon of a cheetah. Also signed by Varaday's wife, Maryjane and she has signed on behalf of Chichubah! Also included is a drawing by Denis Murphy of the cheetah, Chicheebah. This is signed by Murphy (dated: 71) and by Maryjane Varaday (and she has signed it on behalf of Chicheebah). Included too, is a mass produced letter dated 10th February, 1971. Intended for the owner of this limited copy. The letter is signed by Desmond Varaday, Maryjane (Varaday) and "Chichubah". A most gratifying copy. The dustjacket is healthy and poised. It has some wear about the edges and seams from shelving, some light scuffing and rubbing. It is secure and sure. The boards are handsome and hale. The contents are in excellent condition. They are fresh, very clean, very clear, certain, confident, generous - as if almost new! fk. Near Fine/Good. Signed.
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Book number: 42hr
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 34 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4198]

 
WARD, HARRIET
Five Years in Kaffirland; with Sketches of the Late War in That Country, to the Conclusion of Peace, Written on the Spot - Two Volumes
Henry Colburn, Publisher, London. 1848, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Two volumes (complete). Both books are placid, comfortably owned copies. Volume I: The boards are worn, scuffed, marked from handling and storage all about. The spine is sunned. The gilt titling is amiable. The binding is a little loose here and there through the book. The general security of the book is unaffected. The contents are benign. They are very lightly and occasionally annotated. The pages have some general evidence of use throughout. Nonetheless, they are comfortable, clean, clear, convivial, competent. Volume II: Much more sound. The boards have some wear about the corners and about. There are some storage marks. The spine is lightly sunned. They are pleasingly healthy and sure. The back pastedown has pencilled notes. The contents do have evidence of use throughout, nonetheless, they are gratifyingly clean, clear, contented, comfortable, congenial. A satisfying set. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 43le
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 422.75 | £UK 384.25 | JP¥ 52472]

 
WINKLER, AGNES MARIA RUTH
Geburtsort Swakopmund
Kuiseb Verlag, Windhoek. 1993, First Edition. (ISBN: 9991670319). Softcover, with dust jacket. 226 pages (complete). In German throughout. A tidy copy. The covers are neat, healthy. The contents are placid, very clean and clear, tight, bright, amiable. fk. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 55nv
USD 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.5 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2519]
Keywords: 9991670319

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