Chapter 1: Africana - Poetry
found: 22 books

 
BRYER, SALLY; COPE, JACK [EDITOR]
Sometimes, Suddenly (Mantis Editions of Southern African Poets, 2)
David Philip Publishers. 1973, First Edition. (ISBN: 0949968145). Paperback. 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 4.5 | £UK 4 | JP¥ 560]
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 93.5 | £UK 81 | JP¥ 11751]
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 160.25 | £UK 138.75 | JP¥ 20145]
Keywords: 0869842080

 
COHEN, JOHN BRETT
The Dreamer Man: Poetic Insights
John Brett Cohen. 1986. Hardcover. 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 71.25 | £UK 61.75 | JP¥ 8953]

 
HAMILTON, WILLIAM
Modern Poems
B H Blackwell, Oxford / Longmans, Green & Co. New York / T Maskew Miller, Cape Town. 1917, First Edition. Hardcover. 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 84.5 | £UK 73.25 | JP¥ 10632]

 
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 213.5 | £UK 184.75 | JP¥ 26860]
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 160.25 | £UK 138.75 | JP¥ 20145]
Keywords: 0628008740

 
BATLEY, KAREN (COMPILER AND EDITOR) WITH LIBENBERG, IAN ; ALLAIS, CAROL ; PLESSIS, TIENIE DU
A Secret Burden: Memories of the Border War by South African Soldiers Who Fought in It
Jonathan Ball Publishers. 2007, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 1868422909). Soft cover, with dust jacket. 133 pages (complete). An important book of anonymous poems and prose written by national servicemen during the Border Wars. This a book of power and poignancy, of pathos and perplexity. The cover has some user scuffing and very mild wear. The contents are tight, certain, clean, clear, personal and unforgettable. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: ojfv
USD 21.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2350]
Keywords: JPG~ 1868422909

 
KOLBE, F C ; TUCKER, HERBERT, "GORDONIA", COLE, MAUD WYNNE ; BROMLEY, BEATRICE M
Six South African Flowers and Verse
Juta and Co. Ltd. Cape Town, Johannesburg. 1925, First Edition. Softcover. Complete. Six coloured tipped-in plates. These are genteel and bourgeois. String binding. The covers are neat, gratifying. Pressed text. The contents have some light storage foxing here and there. The contents are mild-mannered, contented, healthy, clean, clear, generous. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: ccik
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.75 | JP¥ 1679]

 
KOLBE, F C ; TUCKER, HERBERT, "GORDONIA", COLE, MAUD WYNNE
Six South African Scenes and Verse
Juta and Co. Ltd. Cape Town, Johannesburg. 1925, First Edition. Softcover. Complete. Six coloured tipped-in plates (complete). A tidy, neat copy. String binding. The covers are genial, contented, sure. They have mild storage tanning about the edges. Pressed text. The contents are genteel, homely, clean, clear, genial, companionable. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: ccil
USD 19.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2126]

 
KROG, ANTJIE
Eerste Gedigte
Human & Rousseau. 1984. (ISBN: 0798117362). Hardcover. 104 pages plus contents pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. First edition of the collected collections: 'Dogter van Jefta' ; 'Januarie Suite'. A tidy, contented copy. The laminated covers are sound, healthy. They have some very, very mild storage tanning. Within, the contents are in excellent order. Krog's lyricism is well served by the suitably spaced, placed, contents. The pages are clean, clear, generous, acute. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: btcn
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 53.5 | £UK 46.25 | JP¥ 6715]
Keywords: 0798117362

 
KRUGER, HAIDEE
Lush : Poems for Four Voices
Protea Book House, Pretoria. 2007, First Edition. (ISBN: 1691920517). Softcover. 64 pages (complete). A neat, alert copy. The covers are bright, mildly worn about the edges. The contents are healthy. The final pages have shallow creases to the bottom corners. The contents are fresh, clean, clear, energetic, serene. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: cdgk
USD 13.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 | £UK 10.25 | JP¥ 1455]
Keywords: 1691920517

 
MTSHALI, OSWALD JOSEPH
Sounds of a Cowhide Drum; Poems
Renoster Books. 1972. Soft cover. Wraps are rubbed and marked.Internally clean.Excellent binding.[R.N]. Very Good.
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Book number: axyg
USD 3.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.75 | £UK 2.5 | JP¥ 336]
Keywords: JPG~

 
MTSHALI, OSWALD JOSEPH
Sounds of a Cowhide Drum: Poems by Oswald Joseph Mtshali
Renoster Books. 1972, Sixth Impression. Hardcover. Foreword by Nadine Gordimer. The boards are shelf rubbed, edge worn and a touch marked, though they remain whole and bright. Internally, there is a previous owner's signature on the front end page, and the first and last few pages are foxed, this does not extend into the body of the book. Aside from this, there are no other markings or inscriptions and the pages within are crisp and complete. Tightly bound and protected in plastic. JNor. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: ciiq
USD 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | £UK 4.75 | JP¥ 671]

 
PHILANDER, P J
Die Bruin Kokon
Kosmo-Uitgewery Edms Bpk. Stellenbosch. 1965, Limited. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Complete. Numbered 722 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. A most satisfying copy of this wrenchingly beautiful book. The dustjacket - that is stuck to the boards - is worn, scuffed, creased. It is still dramatic, secure and sure. The contents are in excellent condition. The illustrations by Langdown are vivid, vibrant, visceral. The pages are clean, clear, embracing. fk. Near Fine/Poor.
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Book number: cadm
USD 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 62.5 | £UK 54 | JP¥ 7834]

 
DU PLESSIS, I D
The Passing Show
Buren Publishers, Cape Town. 1973, Limited. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 60 pages (complete). Signed by Izak du Plessis on the frontispage (dated: 8/5/74). Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 500 copies. Included is a press obituary for du Plessis. A benign copy. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing and marks all about. It is placid. The boards are mild and hale. Within, the contents have some areas of tanning to the frontis and end papers. The pages are clean, clear, comfortable, affable, redolent of their time, certain. fk. Very Good/Fair. Signed.
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Book number: buko
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 53.5 | £UK 46.25 | JP¥ 6715]

 
PRIESTER, JAK DE
Heuning in Die Mond
The Author. 2005, First Edition. (ISBN: 0620345187). Softcover. 79 pages (complete). Signed by de Priester on the title page (a dedicatee's name has been vigorous scribbled over). In Afrikaans throughout. A placid copy. The covers have wear and scuffing. They are contented and secure. The contents are bright, clean, clear, energetic and engaging. fk. Good/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: btjc
USD 38.00 [Appr.: EURO 34 | £UK 29.25 | JP¥ 4253]
Keywords: 0620345187

 
SLATER, FRANCIS CAREY
From Mimosa Land
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London. 1910, First Edition. Hardcover. 133 pages (complete). A stoic copy. At some stage the book has been subjected to damp storage conditions. This affected the covers rather than the contents. The boards and cloth spine have much wear and marking. They are firm and passive. Within, the contents have foxing and wear throughout. The pages are yet thick, clear, generous of spirit, convivial. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: bphx
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 | £UK 9.25 | JP¥ 1343]

 
SWART, VALIANT
Toor Woorde Roep My
Lapa Uitgewers. 2011, First Edition. (ISBN: 0799350907). Softcover. 192 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A decent copy. Softcover with flaps. The matte covers are rubbed and scuffed. They are otherwise placid and sure. The pagetrims have handling marks. The contents, however, are very clean, clear, bright, fresh - as if barely used throughout. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bvez
USD 38.00 [Appr.: EURO 34 | £UK 29.25 | JP¥ 4253]
Keywords: 0799350907

 
THOMPSON, OWEN R
The Voice of the Veldt : South African Poems
The Epworth Press, London. 1930, First Edition. Hardcover. 128 pages (complete). Signed by Owen R Thompson and on behalf of Ethel Thompson (dated: 13/11/1931 Beaufort West). The boards are much worn, marked and scuffed. They are amiable and benign, secure and passive. Within, there are previous owner signatures (including that of the station foreman of Bethulie!). The contents are mild. The frontispage has handling marks. The pages are clean, clear, affable, tidy, comfortable, amenable. fk. Fair/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: bpkw
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 31 | JP¥ 4477]

 
TOTIUS
Uit Donker Afrika - Verse Van Totius
Nasionale Pers, Beperk. 1936, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 102 pages (complete). In general good condition. The paper dustjacket is intact and tight; there is wear and marking and scuffing. The cloth cover is pleasant with some very slight wear to the front design. The spine has mild shelf knocks to the head and foot. Within, there is some sporadic (neat) annotations throughout. The frontispage has a previous owner signature. Inside, the contents are clear, creamy, neat, smart, tidy, genial, assured. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: asul
USD 38.00 [Appr.: EURO 34 | £UK 29.25 | JP¥ 4253]
Keywords: JPG~

 
ZULU, THEMBA
Ukuhluma : Seedlings of a Poetic Voice
Ge'ko Publishing, Johannesburg. 2007, First Edition. (ISBN: 062041216X). Softcover. 70 pages (complete). A contentedly owned copy. The covered are mild-mannered. They have some wear about the edges and seams from usage. They are tight, healthy. The contents are fresh, bright, agreeable. They are clean, clear, congenial, certain. fk. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: cdgj
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2238]
Keywords: 062041216X

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