Chapter 1: Africana - Military
found: 11 books

 
CUNYNGHAME, GENERAL SIR ARTHUR THURLOW
My Command in South Africa. 1874-1878. Comprising Experiences of Travel in the Colonies of South Africa and the Independent States
Macmillan and Co. Limited, London. 1880, 2nd Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 376 pages (complete). A sturdy, benign copy. Cunynghame was Commander of the Imperial forces in the Cape Colony. His time there was to be the end of his career. His management of the British forces during the Fengu-Gcaleka War (the last of the so-called Xhosa Wars) irked the Command in London, and he was removed from his post at the Frontier. More poignantly, he dedicated this book to the fallen at Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. The imperial red boards have wear, scuffing, marks all about. The corners are a little knocked. The boards are defiantly steady and sure. The contents are mild-mannered. They have user marks, handling marks, ownership marks throughout. Page 103 has an open tear to the bottom corner (the text is unaffected). Nonetheless, the pages are sure, clear, companionable, certain, orderly. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 48kv
USD 115.00 [Appr.: EURO 97.25 | £UK 88.5 | JP¥ 12069]

 
HALL, RICHARD T
Prince Alfred's Guard: Its History - 1856-1906 - with Notes Relating to the Volunteer Movement in Port Elizabeth
Prince Alfred's Guard, Port Elizabeth. 1906, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Ill.: Emslie, Staff-Sergt. R S. 421 pages (complete). A much owned copy. Please note that the back cover is missing. The covers have much wear, sunning, marks and creases all about. They are resolute. Within, the early pages have wear and tear to the binding-edge. The folded illustrations have foxing about the verso folds - this has sometimes transferred to the adjacent pages. In general, the pages are clean, clear, certain, healthy, confident, dutiful, assured, assiduous, amenable, able. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: 47iy
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5247]
Keywords: Emslie, Staff-Sergt. R S

 
HULME, J J
Eighth Kaffir War 1850-1853 : A Provisional List of Officers of the Irregular Forces of the Cape of Good Hope
T W Griggs & Co (Pty) Ltd. Durban. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 0620080515). Softcover, with dust jacket. 32 pages (complete). Signed by Hulme on the frontispage. A most pleasing copy. Text appears on facing sides only. The card covers have some light user and shelving wear about the edges. The covers are otherwise healthy, neat. The contents are most pleasing. They are very clean and clear, conscientious, diligent, neat, orderly, very certain - as if almost new throughout! fk. Near Fine/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 55ns
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.75 | £UK 61.5 | JP¥ 8396]
Keywords: 0620080515

 
JAMESON, JAMES S
Story of the Rear Column of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition
R H Porter, London. 1890, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 454 pages plus folded maps (complete). A sturdy copy. Jameson, the heir to the Jameson Whiskey company, was part of the ill-fated, chaotic Rear Column with the aim of supporting Stanley's intention to assist Emir Pasha. Not only was Jameson, known for his arrogance and recklessness, caught up in the dissembling of the Expedition, but he was embroiled in a shocking scandal where he was accused of buying a young girl (for six handkerchiefs) in order to sketch her being eaten in a cannibalistic rite! This book was published by his widow in an attempt to clear his name. The boards of this copy have some wear about all edges and seams, some marks, some stains from handling and storage. They are placid, secure. The contents are pleasing. They are very tight, clean, clear, very confident, certain, audaciously eager. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 44lj
USD 135.00 [Appr.: EURO 114.25 | £UK 103.75 | JP¥ 14168]

 
MARTINS, CORONEL E A AZAMBUJA
O Soldado Africano de Mocambique
Divisao de Publicacoes e Biblioteca, Agencia Geral das Colonial, Lisbon. 1936, First Edition. Softcover, with dust jacket. 127 pages (complete). In Portuguese throughout. A passive copy. The covers have scuffing, wear, marks. They are secure and sure. Within, many pages are yet to be cut! There are blotches and smears of foxing throughout. The pages are competent, clear, assured, expectant. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 45kz
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 34 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4198]

 
MONICK, S
Shamrock and Springbok: The Irish Impact on South African Military History, 1689-1914
South African Irish Regimental Association. 1989, Limited. (ISBN: 0620139838). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 436 pages (complete). Hand-numbered No 80 (of an unspecified limited edition) by and signed by Monick on the frontispage (dated: 16-2-1990). A decent copy. The black boards are sound. They have a little scuffing. Pressed gilt titling (fresh). The boards are handsome and sure. The frontispage has a previous owner's stamp plus a gift inscription. The papertrims are marked from storage. The contents are most pleasing. They are very clean and clear, confident, conscientious. fk. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 58ll
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 127 | £UK 115.25 | JP¥ 15742]
Keywords: 0620139838

 
MOODIE, D C F
History of the Battles and Adventures of the British, the Boers and the Zulus in Southern Africa - Vol 2
Murray and St Leger, Cape Town. 1888, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 598 pages (complete). A carelessly maintained copy. Volume 2 only. Covers the period from the Battle of Berea to 1886. The boards are much worn, stained, marked, rubbed all about. The spine has Dymo strips for the titling. The boards are stoic, steady. The contents are worn and marked throughout from handling and age and storage. Nonetheless, the contents are comfortable, alert, clear, competent, certain, companionable. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: 53lp
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5247]

 
NICHOLSON, GEORGE
Spotlight on Springbok
The Citadel Press, Cape Town. 1944, First Edition. Softcover, with dust jacket. 128 pages (complete). A resolute copy of this record of a churchman's journeying around and to the South African forces in the Middle East and North Africa. The covers are much worn and marked all about. Nonetheless, they are calmly sound and sure. The contents have aged. They have wear, foxing. Nonetheless, the pages are firm, certain, genial, clear, clean, convivial, assured. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: 4iz
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 38.25 | £UK 34.75 | JP¥ 4723]

 
OWEN, COLIN R
The South African Korea Medal Roll
Chimperie Publications, Benoni. 1982, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 34 pages (compelte). Please note that the text appears on the facing page only. A mild copy. The frontispage has a note from a previous owner (Rob Grice of the East London branch of the South African Military History Society): "Names include observers from other services as well as SAAF (ref. Dutton, J F - SA Army General in later life, previously with SSB-Armour- attached Royal Tank Corps in Korea). The book includes the text of a speech from the SAAF founding officer, Sir Pierre van Ryneveld. The frontispage has a gift inscription (a previous owner). The air force blue boards have sunning, wear, scuffing all about. The stamped gilt titling is fresh. The boards are healthy and secure. Within, the contents are a little aged due to paper quality (a particular issue with South African books during the sanctions years). They are a little tanned about the edges. In general and by far they are clean, clear, diligent, assiduous, confident, proud, more than competent. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 43li
USD 160.00 [Appr.: EURO 135.25 | £UK 123 | JP¥ 16791]

 
PATERSON, H R ; LEVIN, M
Through Desert, Veld and Mud : A History of 15 Maintenance Unit (1899-1999)
15 Maintenance Unit, Durban. 2002, First Edition. (ISBN: 0620290536). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 244 pages (complete). A very smart copy. Illustrated laminated boards. The boards are very healthy, fresh. The contents are most pleasing. They are very clean, clear, certain, tight, fresh-faced - as if new throughout! fk. Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 41ky
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 84.75 | £UK 77 | JP¥ 10494]
Keywords: 0620290536

 
VAN DER WAAG, I. J
History of the South African Defence Force Institute (Sadfi): 1914-1990
1 Military Publishing Unit, Pretoria. 1991, 2nd Impression. (ISBN: 0621129178). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 151 pages (complete). In English and Afrikaans. A sure copy. The boards have some light knocks to edges and corners. Some light scuffing and storage dusting. The stamped gilt titling is fresh. The boards are sound, steady, sure. The contents are most pleasing. They are energetic, proud, very clean and clear, amiable, companionable, certain and generous of memory. fk. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 42ky
USD 240.00 [Appr.: EURO 203 | £UK 184.5 | JP¥ 25187]
Keywords: 0621129178

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