Chapter 1: Africana - Poetry
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BARRY, NOELINE
Bundu: A Book of Verse from Rhodesia
The Author ; The Ditchling Press, Ditchling (printer). 1957, First Edition. Softcover, with dust jacket. Ill.: Meikle, Jill. 45 pages (complete). A much owned copy. Noeline Barry inscribed and signed the frontispage (dated: Salisbury, August- 1971). She also signed the title page (noting too that the book was considered the London Poetry Society's 'Book of the Year' 1957). The paper covers are much worn about the edges and spine. They are scuffed and marked by handling and shelving. Nonetheless, the covers are comfortable and secure. The contents have evidence of avid use throughout. The pages have handling marks and wear and creasing. However, the pages are mild-mannered, clean, clear, contented, affable. fk. Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 33ki
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 72.25 | £UK 65 | JP¥ 8624]
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BLANE, WILLIAM
The Silent Land and Other Poems
Elliot Stock, London. 1906, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 244 pages (complete). Inscribed to Sir David Hunter (first General Manager of the Natal Government Railways) and signed by William Blane, on the first free page. A pleasing copy. The boards have wear about the edges, some scuffing but are yet stylish and clubbable. The paper trims are gilt edged (agleam). The contents are mild-mannered. There are very occasional age-related marks, otherwise they are clean, clear, placid, healthy, generous, welcoming. fk. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 39lr
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 81.25 | £UK 73 | JP¥ 9702]

 
BRODRICK, A
A Wanderer's Rhymes
Record Press, Limited, Strand, London. 1893, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 128 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. Recased. Newer end papers. Original covers retained within. The boards are smart, healthy with some light shelving wear. They are sound and sure. The original covers are tanned, marked. They are tight and assured. The pages are rough cut. The contents are clean, clear, fresh-faced, hale, most pleasing, as if hardly handled! fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 31rf
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 81.25 | £UK 73 | JP¥ 9702]

 
BRODRICK, A
A Wanderer's Rhymes
Record Press, Limited, Strand, London. 1893, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 128 pages plus advertising (complete). A resolute copy of this book of energetic, hearty Victorian verse set in South Africa. Recased retaining original boards. New spine and end papers. The boards are tanned, worn, stained all about. They are hale and sturdy. The pages are amiably vintage. The pages are rough trimmed, they are also a little tanned, worn from handling and storage. The pages are amenable, convivial, certain, very occasionally annotated in pencil, clean, clear, healthy, accepting of their age. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 33rf
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 90.25 | £UK 81 | JP¥ 10780]

 
BRYER, SALLY; COPE, JACK [EDITOR]
Sometimes, Suddenly (Mantis Editions of Southern African Poets, 2)
David Philip Publishers. 1973, First Edition. (ISBN: 0949968145). Paperback, with dust jacket. 25 pages (complete). "Perhaps my fear/ is that we swear/ too much - we never/ leave our love / like quietly folded hands./ We touch each other's faces / with words, watching / to see each other dissolve./ And each time / we stiffen more quickly./ With every 'I love you'/ we fill the closing vein/ of silence." The covers are worn and tanned but still firm and sure and patient. The frontispage has a gift inscription to a teacher followed by signatures of her pupils. The pages are clear, assured, placid, tidy. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bora
USD 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 | £UK 4.25 | JP¥ 539]
Keywords: 0949968145

 
CAMPBELL, ROY; (ALEXANDER, PETER ; CHAPMAN, MICHAEL; LEVESON, MARCIA - EDS)
Collected Works of Roy Campbell - 4 Volumes
Ad Donker Publisher. 1985, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0868520756). Hardcover, with dust jacket. Four volumes. Complete. Slipcased (two volumes a case). All published between 1985 and 1988. Volume 1 (ISBN: 0868520764 - Pub. 1985): Poetry. Volume 2 (ISBN: 0868520772 - Pub. 1985): Poetry Translations. Volume 3 (ISBN: 0868520780 - Pub. 1988): Prose. Volume 4 (ISBN: 0868520799 - Pub. 1988): Prose. The slipcases are shabby, resolute but intact. They have wear about all edges and seams. They are heavily scuffed. Their purpose though is secure and assured. All four volumes are in general good condition. All dustjackets are scuffed and scratched with user wear to the edges and corners. They are whole and otherwise hale. The covers are also marked and lightly worn but are strong and firm and sound. The contents of all four volumes have evidence of readership but are bright, tight, clean, clear, welcoming and content. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: oefn
USD 105.00 [Appr.: EURO 94.75 | £UK 85.25 | JP¥ 11319]
Keywords: JPG~ 0868520756

 
COETZER, W. H
Pen-Sketse / Pen-Sketches
Cum-Boeke, Roodepoort. 1981, Limited. (ISBN: 0869842080). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 67 pages (complete). Numbered 166 of a limited edition of 500 copies. In Afrikaans and English. A tidy copy. The dustjacket has storage / shelving wear to the top edges in particular. The dj is otherwise smart and secure. The boards are healthy. Within, the contents are most agreeable. The pages are very clean and clear, amiable and amenable, generous and contented. fk. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: bwpv
USD 180.00 [Appr.: EURO 162.25 | £UK 145.75 | JP¥ 19404]
Keywords: 0869842080

 
COHEN, JOHN BRETT
The Dreamer Man: Poetic Insights
John Brett Cohen. 1986. (ISBN: 0620098473). Hardcover, with dust jacket. Ill.: Korzennik, M.M. This large book comes with its own protective slipcase. The boards are pristine, and without visible defect. There is a tiny smudge on the back, and the gold gilt of the front board is a touch rubbed, but apart from this, the boards are strong and square. Internally, the pages are absolutely impeccable. There are no markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are crisp, clean and complete. The binding remains beautifully strong. A well preserved and charming book. JV.K. Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: orvv
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 72.25 | £UK 65 | JP¥ 8624]
Keywords: 0620098473 Korzennik, M.M.

 
ELFFERS, HUBERTUS
Bloemen in Het Kaapland Geplukt
Saul Solomon en Co. Drukkers, Kaapstad. 1885, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 146 pages (complete). In Dutch throughout. A benign copy. Gilt titling. The boards are much stained, marked, worn, sunned all about. The spine too is faded and worn. The boards and spine are steady and sure. The contents are mild-mannered. The early pages have sparse handling marks. Overwhelmingly the pages are clean, clear, convivial, bourgeois, contented, amenable, healthy, harmonious. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 19rs
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 24.5 | JP¥ 3234]

 
HAARHOF, DORIAN
Tones and Textures: Photopoetry from Namibia
Clifton Publications, Cape Town. 1987, Limited. (ISBN: 0620113723). Hardcover, with dust jacket. Ill.: Schoeman, Amy. Complete. Hand-numbered 924 of a subscriber's limited edition of 1100 copies. Signed by Amy Schoeman (dated: 11 Feb, '88) on the title page. The book is housed in a thin card slipcase (tidy and competent). A most agreeable copy of this artistically inclined, rather beautiful book. The cloth covered boards are neat, healthy, smart. The contents are most pleasing. They are fresh, bright, utterly engaged. Clean, clear, fresh, bright, creative. fk. Fine/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 16jq
USD 38.00 [Appr.: EURO 34.25 | £UK 31 | JP¥ 4096]
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HAARHOF, DORIAN
Tones and Textures: Photopoetry from Namibia
Clifton Publications, Cape Town. 1987, Limited. (ISBN: 0620113723). Hardcover, with dust jacket. Ill.: Schoeman, Amy. Complete. Hand-numbered 913 of a subscriber's limited edition of 1000 copies. A most agreeable copy of this artistically inclined, rather beautiful book. The cloth covered boards are neat, healthy, smart. The contents are most pleasing. They are fresh, bright, utterly engaged. Clean, clear, fresh, bright, creative. fk. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 26jq
USD 22.00 [Appr.: EURO 20 | £UK 18 | JP¥ 2372]
Keywords: 0620113723 Schoeman, Amy

 
HALL, ARTHUR VINE
Poems of a South African : Collected Verse
Juta & Co. Ltd. Cape Town and Johannesburg. 1946. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 234 pages (complete). A MOST UNIQUE copy. This copy was Vine's own pre-proof editing copy. Considerable amount of editing notes, comments, updates, inserts throughout. A note pasted on the front board, in Vine's own handwriting: "Final corrected copy.. Only proof to see now,- which I shall return the day I receive it, and almost without an alteration so carefully done is this. A Vine Hall". All editing etc in Vine's own handwriting. The notes are exceptionally detailed and precise. Despite the wear and use, the book thrills with the intimacy it brings with it, the originality of its presence. It is seems trivial to quibble too much about wear, scuffing, marking as much of it was due to handling by Vine during the process. Nonetheless, the boards do have some areas of sunning, scuffing, wear. They are comfortable, sure. The pages are certain, neat, most agreeable. A wonderfully characterful copy. fk. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 90pe
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 108.25 | £UK 97.25 | JP¥ 12936]

 
HAMILTON, WILLIAM
Modern Poems
B H Blackwell, Oxford / Longmans, Green & Co. New York / T Maskew Miller, Cape Town. 1917, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 57 pages (complete). An aging, valiant copy. Included: A newspaper clipping about Hamilton, who fell in battle in 1917. The boards are much worn and scuffed all about. The spine has been repaired with a leather strip. The pages are mellowed with age. They have foxing and some light wear. The pages are thick, certain, clear, poignant. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: btho
USD 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 85.75 | £UK 77 | JP¥ 10241]

 
JONKER, INGRID
Rook En Oker
Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel, Johannesburg. 1964, 2nd Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 60 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. In very general good condition. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. This has benefitted the dustjacket itself which is in a perilous state. The moody, atmospheric front cover is clear and effective. The cloth cover has general shelf marking along the edges. The corners have shallow shelf depressions. The spine head and foot have shallow shelf pulls. Inside, there is a previous owner stamp on the frontispage and signature on page 1. The pages are good and settled. The poem "Op die Voetpad" on page 33 has annotations. Page 5 has a small corner fold. Page 7 has a surface stain at the bottom corner. Otherwise, the contents are firm, clear, clean, sure, neat, true. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: aktj
USD 240.00 [Appr.: EURO 216.25 | £UK 194.5 | JP¥ 25872]
Keywords: JPG~

 
JONKER, INGRID
Versamelde Werke
Perskor. 1975, First Edition. (ISBN: 0628008740). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 238 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A rare copy of the extraordinarily talented and fateful Ingrid Jonker's collected works. A comfortably owned copy. The dustjacket has marking, scuffing, wear. It is mild and secure. The boards have shelving wear about the edges and corners. The spine is lightly sunned with shelving and user wear to the head and foot. Within, the frontispage has a gift inscription. The contents have light tanning (due to paper quality) about the edges. But, the printing is very clear and confident. The pages are clean, clear, tight, comfortable, very assured, neat and desirable. fk. Good/Poor.
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Book number: bdpk
USD 180.00 [Appr.: EURO 162.25 | £UK 145.75 | JP¥ 19404]
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