Chapter 1: Biography
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The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, Lld, Carefully Compiled from Reliable Sources
John G Murdoch, Holborn, London. 1875?. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 632 pages (complete). A stately, grand book. The book has been rebound. Details of repair and rebinding are listed in a detailed invoice from Julian Rollnick to Frank Bradlow. Rollnick was a pioneering South African publisher, who set in train the active tradition of white (oppositional) publishing. Bradlow was an esteemed Africana collector and expert. The invoice is initialled by Bradlow. The leather covers are affixed to the cloth covered boards. These clean with imperial confidence. Reapplied leather titling patches on the spine. These are most assured. The boards and spine are sturdy and handsome. The papertrims are gilded (venerable and elegant). The coloured plates are fresh, gentle, evocative. The sepia plates (all present) are neat, tidy, thrilling. The contents are most pleasing. Aside from some expected age related spotting and foxing fore and aft and very occasionally about, the pages are very clean and clear, most benevolent and bountiful, proud and above all fresh! fn. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 93js
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 126.75 | £UK 114.25 | JP• 15827]

 
Men of the Times: Old Colonists of the Cape Colony and Orange River Colony
The Transvaal Publishing Company, Johannesburg, Cape Town, London. 1906, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 646 pages (complete). A resolutely grandiose copy. Half-leather. The boards are much worn all about. The back boards have been subjected to damp storage conditions with the consequences of staining, wear. The spine has wear, chapping. The leather corners are stained and worn. The boards are scuffed, dulled, marked, worn. However, the boards and spine are steady, assured, secure. Papertrims are gilded (a little scuffed and worn but still bright). The final pages have been protected by the sturdiness and soundness of the boards. The consequences of the damp are slight and shallow and thin. The early pages have slight smears of handling and storage marks, some creases. However, beyond these distractions, the contents are exceptionally bright, clean, clear, diligent, conscientious, certain, assured, bold, fresh, unblemished and are most agreeable. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 20rz
USD 380.00 [Appr.: EURO 321 | £UK 289.5 | JP• 40094]

 
Men of the Times : Old Colonists of the Cape Colony and Orange River Colony
The Transvaal Publishing Company, Johannesburg etc. 1906, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 646 pages (complete). Very heavy. "Who's Who" format. A venerable copy. The boards are much worn, marked and scuffed and scarred all about. Half leather: worn, elderly, tired. The boards are robustly steady. Spine has wear, marks. It is fit and secure. Within, the contents are resolutely benign. Paper edges trimmed in gilt (placid, luxe). There is evidence of repeated, avid use throughout the book. First two pages have been photocopied. The early pages are much worn. The contents are nonetheless magisterial, dutiful, clear, clean (mostly), confidently comfortable, tidy, well poised for reference and resource. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted outside of South Africa, extra postage charges will be required. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 24jm
USD 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 337.75 | £UK 304.75 | JP• 42204]

 
Men of the Times: Pioneers of the Transvaal and Glimpses of South Africa
The Transvaal Publishing Company, Johannesburg. 1905, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 391 pages (complete). A stout copy. Ex-library (Transvaal Provincial Library / Transvaalse Provinsiale Biblioteek) copy with consequent debris, residue. labels, stamps, annotations, wear, usage. The front pastedown has a label declaring previous ownership by the (now closed) Macrorie House Museum in Pietermaritzburg. Half leather. The spine has been repaired with leather patches. Padded cloth boards. These are much marked, worn, scuffed. The leather corners are worn and rubbed. The spine has much wear. The gilt titling and decoration are dulled. The page trims are gilded. The contents are pleasing. They are tight, clean and clear, very confident, conscientious, dutiful, tidy, smart, fresh-faced. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted to the outside of South Africa extra postal charges may be required. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 55rr
USD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 253.5 | £UK 228.5 | JP• 31653]

 
The South African Woman's Who's Who
Biographies (Pty) Limited, Johannesburg. 1938, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 528 pages (complete). An inconsiderately stored copy. The boards are functional, scuffed, worn. The spine is a little imbalanced. They are, however, sound and resolute. The gutterings along the frontis and end papers are cracked. The contents security is unaffected. The contents have evidence of use throughout. However, the pages are clean, clear, placid, diligent, archaic, assured. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: ccqh
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.75 | £UK 45.75 | JP• 6331]

 
Who's Who of Southern Africa Including Mauritius and Incorporating South African Who's Who and Central African Who's Who 1964 : An Illustrated Biographical Sketch Book of Personalities in Southern Africa with Separate Sections for the Republic of South Africa, South-West Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), Nyasaland (Malawi), Central and East Africa and Mauritius
Wootton & Gibson (Pty) Limited, Johannesburg. 1964. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Complete. A patient copy. The boards are scuffed, worn, marked. They are secure and boldly sound. Within, the contents have evidence of use throughout. There is occasional foxing, some marking, some storage wrinkling, some general wear. By far the contents are benign, passive, diligent, clear, most competent. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: bphn
USD 98.00 [Appr.: EURO 82.75 | £UK 74.75 | JP• 10340]

 
Who's Who of Southern Africa 1961 (Incorporating South African Who's Who and the Who's Who of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Central and East Africa) : An Illustrated Biographical Sketch Book of Personalities in Southern Africa with Separate Sections for the Republic of South Africa, South-West Africa and the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Central and East Africa
Wootton & Gibson (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg. 1961. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 1064 pages (complete). A generously owned copy. The boards are placid. They have wear, scuffing, marks from handling and storage. They are also steady and sound. The spine is sunned, worn. It is healthy. The early and later pages have foxing, age marks. The thumb-tags are also much worn. The guttering along the frontispapers is cracked, but the security of the contents is unaffected. The contents themselves are confident, clean, clear, certain, competent. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: ccmi
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.75 | £UK 45.75 | JP• 6331]

 
ABBOTT, JOSEPH C
The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, London. 1900. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 606 pages (complete). A passive copy. Green boards. These have some mild wear and rubbing. They are secure. Within, the pages are gently aging. There are freckles of foxing here and there. Otherwise, the rather serious pages are certain, earnest in ambition, clear and competent. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: bzdc
USD 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | £UK 7 | JP• 950]
Catalogue: Biography

 
ALLEN, JAMES
Michael Schumacher: The Quest for Redemption
Partridge Press, London. 1999, First Edition. (ISBN: 1852252723). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 248 pages (complete). SIGNED BY MICHAEL SCHUMACHER on the title page. A smart, tidy copy. The dustjacket is fresh and secure. It has some very light rubbing. The boards are steady, sure. The contents are in excellent condition. There is some light tanning to the page trims from paper quality, otherwise, the pages are clean, clear, convivial, contented, confident. fk. Near Fine/Good. Signed.
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Book number: cgxt
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 84.5 | £UK 76.25 | JP• 10551]
Keywords: 1852252723

 
ARIEL, ROBERT ; WHITE, ROBERT C (TRANS)
Freud: The Psychoanalytic Adventure
Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1978, First Edition. (ISBN: 0030216966). Paperback, with dust jacket. Ill.: Siméon, Michel. Complete. Folio sized a most unusual graphic biography of Freud. The covers are much worn about all edges and seams. They have some creasing, marks from handling and storage. The contents too, have handling wear to edges and corners. The pages are placid, benign, amenable, clean and clear. fn. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: ccmg
USD 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 | £UK 4.75 | JP• 633]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: 0030216966 Siméon, Michel

 
KOESTLER ARTHUR
The Invisible Writing
Collins Hamish HamiltonLtd. 1954, 1st Edition. Hardcover. Jacket is rubbed and edgeworn.old tape residue marks,ownership inscription and library stamp marks.well bound.[J.nor]. Good.
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Book number: 90af
USD 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 | £UK 5.5 | JP• 739]
Catalogue: Biography

 
ASHTON, DORE
A Critical Study of Philip Guston
University of California Press, Berkeley. 1990, First Edition. (ISBN: 0520069315). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 216 pages (complete). A smart copy of this biographical-study of the woebegone-inclined artist, Philip Guston. The boards are handsome, neat, healthy. The contents are pleasing. They are fresh, assiduous, smart, clean and clear, generous, sanguine. fk. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 84jp
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.75 | £UK 45.75 | JP• 6331]
Catalogue: Art - Biography
Keywords: 0520069315

 
BéASLAí, PIARAS
Michael Collins and the Making of a New Ireland - Vol 1
George G Harrap & Co. London. 1926, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 458 pages (complete). Volume One only. B√©asla√≠ was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and knew Collins well. This copy of his biography of the Irish hero is benign. The inside front pastedown has a visitor's card affixed that declares previous ownership by W J Thorne of Dunluce in Rondebosch. Thorne was a well known Cape Tonian who was a member of the ebullient 'Suicide Riding Club' who much enjoyed riding their horses in front of golfers. The √Čireann green boards are mild-mannered and comfortable. They have a discreet elegance in their repose and soundness. Within, the contents have foxing about the trim edges throughout. However, the pages are patient, thick, clean, clear, bold, certain and most pleasant. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bzlx
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 84.5 | £UK 76.25 | JP• 10551]
Catalogue: Biography

 
ATKINSON, CHARLES MILNER
Jeremy Bentham : His Life and Work
Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1905, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 247 pages (complete). A most healthy copy. The green boards are sound and steady. They have gilt-stamped titling and borders. There is wear about the edges from shelving and storage. The boards do have scuffing and general handling marks. They are benign. The contents are most agreeable. The pages are untrimmed. The pages are also exceptionally healthy, clean, clear, confident, very certain, sturdy. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 37hn
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 126.75 | £UK 114.25 | JP• 15827]
Catalogue: Biography

 
AZIZ, HAROON
Life of Social Justice : Biography of R a M Salojee
Gravity International Publishers, Johannesburg. 2010, First Edition. (ISBN: 0620457651). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 903 pages (complete). Signed by both R A M Salojee and Aziz Harron on the frontispage. A pleasing, tidy copy of this diligent biography of the great Dr RAM. The dustjacket is very healthy. It has some light shelving wear and scuffing. It is comfortable and secure. The illustrated laminated boards. These are most assured and hale. The page trims have handling wear. Within, the initial pages have some storage marking. Otherwise, the contents are clean, clear, tight, certain, amenable, comprehensive. fk. Very Good/Good. Signed.
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Book number: bxgl
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 55 | £UK 49.75 | JP• 6858]
Keywords: 0620457651

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